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• Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: Agent Jimmy Sexton says Nick Saban was once on USC's radar. "I said, 'Man, you don't want to go to Southern Cal. Nobody wants to send their kids to school in South-Central L.A. anymore. I don't see them being a power anymore.' "
• Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News: Bowl Championship Series disaster scenarios. If you want a playoff, root for this.
• Brett Vito, Denton Record-Chronicle: Fifteen North Texas players failed drug tests conducted this fall at the request of coach Todd Dodge, according to documents obtained by the newspaper.
• Chris Rosenblum and Anne Danahy, Centre Daily Times: Police are reviewing surveillance video and YouTube videos of an out-of-control street celebration after Penn State's victory over Ohio State and plan to file charges against fans who threw beer cans at officers, tore up street signs and broke a police-car windshield.
• Kevin Donahue, FanBlogs: The Southeastern Conference is the fourth-best conference, behind the Big 12, the Big Ten and Atlantic Coast, according to Jeff Sagarin's ratings.
• Paul Gattis, Huntsville Times: How bad is the SEC West? In league games, five of the six teams in the SEC West have been outscored this season.
• Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Don't feel sorry for Rich Rodriguez. He's getting what he deserves.
• Charles Goldberg, Birmingham News: Reputations die hard. Auburn is 1-7 against the spread after having beaten the line in nine of its previous 12 games.
• Mike Casazza, Charleston Daily Mail: West Virginia was snubbed by former coach Don Nehlen, who left the Mountaineers off his Legends Coaches' Poll.
• Paul Strelow, Columbia State: Former Clemson coach Tommy Bowden chatted briefly with reporters while dropping off a former colleague at the Tiger football offices.
• Awful Announcing: Your broadcast schedule for Week 10.