Ray Melick, Birmingham News: Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive is scheduled to present a plan for a four-team playoff at the Bowl Championship Series meeting this week in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: BCS officials don't need to leave Florida with a tan, they need to leave it with a plan.
Dick Harmon, Deseret News: Who is standing in the way of a playoff? It's the Big Ten and the Pacific 10.
Wendell Barnhouse, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: The Cotton Bowl has requested that its game be played on Jan. 2, 2009 and that the start time be moved back three hours.
Detroit Free Press: Imagine that. Rich Rodriguez will be playing golf with Nick Saban.
Mike Knobler, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Taylor Bennett, Georgia Tech's starting quarterback last season, is transferring to Louisiana Tech.
Tabitha Yang, Tallahassee Democrat: The State Attorney's Office will not prosecute Florida State's Preston Parker on a two-year-old misdemeanor charge.
Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: Former San Diego State player Martin Miller was found guilty of first-degree murder and attempted murder stemming from a 2005 double shooting.
Greenville News: ESPN2 will go the Division I-AA route on one of its Friday night telecasts, broadcasting the Appalachian State-Wofford game on Oct. 31.