Jay Christensen produces The Wiz Of Odds.
John Canzano, Oregonian: Is it time that Oregon ask Mike Bellotti to leave? Are there any Volunteers? Yes, it's time for a change in Eugene.
David Mayo, Grand Rapids Press: Think Michigan regrets hiring RichRod? It doesn't even come close to making the top-10 list of the strangest coaching hires in college sports history.
Michael Oriard, Slate: Why college football is more cutthroat and competitive than the NFL.
Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego State and the city of San Diego have failed to reach a new long-term agreement for the Aztecs to play at Qualcomm Stadium. The sides may be forced to work out a short-term, two-game permit that will allow the team to finish the season at the city-owned venue.
Bud Withers, Seattle Times: We can perform gene therapy. We can perfect elaborate microprocessors. We just haven't figured out a way to separate Alabama, Penn State and Texas Tech.
Eric Crawford, Louisville Courier-Journal: The national championship race in college football is as big a mess as the economy.
Tim Cowlishaw, Dallas Morning News: We have just sent a dangerous man to the White House. Let's not kid ourselves about it. Say all the positives you want about the feel-good story of President-elect Barack Obama. The bottom line is this is a man who wants a college football playoff.
Jim Rossow, Champaign News-Gazette: An interview with Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany, the second-most powerful man in Chicago behind President-elect Barack Obama.
John Maher, Austin American-Statesman: Richard Billingsley, who provides one of the six computer rankings used by the Bowl Championship Series, tries to explain how it all works.
B.G. Brooks, Rocky Mountain News: The BCS continues to baffle coaches.
Steve Wieberg, USA Today: Tennessee, Clemson, Washington and Kansas State will pay a combined $11.85 million in severance to newly deposed coaches, a longstanding practice drawing fresh scrutiny as universities and their athletics departments struggle through the nation's economic decline.