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• Iliana Limón, Orlando Sentinel: More trouble at Central Florida, where running back Brandon Davis is suffering from acute kidney failure after he collapsed during a conditioning workout. Davis' collapse comes nine months after freshman receiver Ereck Plancher died following offseason conditioning drills in March. Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi calls for an independent investigation into offseason workouts at the school.
• Joseph Goodman, Miami Herald: Several hours before the final Bowl Championship Series standings were released Sunday, the Orange Bowl Committee website had merchandise for sale featuring the Florida Gators vs. the Oklahoma Sooners in the BCS title game.
• David Quinones, Miami Herald: Miami assistant Stephen Field rescued a driver trapped in an overturned car on Interstate 95 Saturday afternoon.
• Suzanne Halliburton, Austin American-Statesman: Texas' Colt McCoy tells the newspaper that he plans to stay for his senior season.
• Jeff White, Richmond Times-Dispatch: Virginia coach Al Groh has dismissed offensive coordinator Mike Groh, his son.
• Marc Morehouse, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Iowa's Kirk Ferentz addressed speculation that Shonn Greene isn't going to class, possibly resulting in the running back being ineligible for the Outback Bowl. "I heard a rumor the other day that one of our notable players wasn't going to class. If he's not, then our academic support folks are really off base."
• Brian Dohn, L.A. Daily News: UCLA told a recruit from New Jersey to take a hike after the defensive lineman, who is committed to Notre Dame, requested a layover in Chicago, presumably to visit Notre Dame on UCLA's dime.
• Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: New Washington coach Steve Sarkisian is already the fourth-highest paid coach in the Pacific 10.
• RazorBloggers Network: Any money left in your 401K? It's time to survey the Southeastern Conference landscape and see if there are any "stocks of interest" that are undervalued.
• Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman: Texas is just the latest but hardly the last victim of the Bowl Championship Sham.
• Bob Asmussen, Champaign News-Gazette: Surveying standout players from each of the 11 conferences for their opinions on the game.