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• Larry Cotlar, KXNO: Wild rumor of the day: Phil Fulmer is interested in the Iowa State opening.
• Suzanne Halliburton, Austin American-Statesman: More people tuned in to see Texas' 39-33 loss at Texas Tech than any other ABC game telecast this season.
• Matthew Forman, Daily Northwestern: Is Big Ten football as slow as people think?
• Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: Memphis coach Tommy West, when asked if his team had a curfew this week for the St. Petersburg Bowl, or if it had one last year for the New Orleans Bowl, a 44-27 loss to Florida Atlantic: "What hurt us was we weren't very good on defense. That hurt us a lot more than the beer we drank. I think us not being any good on defense was why we gave up 44 points, not because we had been drinking all week. We played really good on offense, so the defense must have stayed out late last year and the offense went to bed."
• Nick Pappas, Utah Chronicle: A Utah student considers a trip to the Sugar Bowl an investment in his future: "After college, you'll be in debt a long, long time. The only thing that lasts longer than the debt, though, is memories. Start saving them up."
• Jeffrey Martin, Kansas City Star: Now that Bill Snyder is Kansas State's coach, Oregon receiver Chris Harper suggests he might be interested in transferring to Manhattan.
• Dirk Facer, Deseret News: Utah offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig is leaving
the team to become offensive coordinator at Kansas State.
• Scott Wolf, L.A. Daily News: Former USC receiver Vidal Hazelton has narrowed his transfer choices to Missouri and Rutgers.
• Chris Low, ESPN.com: Florida quarterback Tim Tebow will request a projection from the NFL advisory committee on where he could expect to be selected in April's draft.
• Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: South Florida starting right guard Matt Huners has been ruled academically ineligible and will not play in Saturday's St. Petersburg Bowl against Memphis.
• Awful Announcing: Your 2008-2009 bowl game national radio announcing schedule.