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Nick Saban's coaching honors earned him extra income. :: AP

Jay Christensen produces The Wiz Of Odds.

Tommy Deas, Tuscaloosa News: Being named coach of the year has paid off for Nick Saban. The final performance bonus in his contract has kicked in, pushing his income for the year to over $4 million.

J.P. Giglio, Raleigh News & Observer: North Carolina's Butch Davis will earn over $2 million this year, but athletic director Dick Baddour says it's money well spent. Attendance is up by an average of almost 9,000 fans per game, and ticket revenue for 2008 is projected to be almost $3 million greater than John Bunting's final season (2006).

Inside Lacrosse: Former Notre Dame tight end Will Yeatman is expected to transfer to Maryland. Yeatman is also a standout attackman in lacrosse.

Mick McGrane, San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego State coach Brady Hoke reportedly has hired Al Borges as offensive coordinator. Former New Mexico coach Rocky Long is expected to be hired as defensive coordinator.

Mike Reynolds, Multichannel News: Outside of dismal ratings for the New Orleans Bowl, ESPN received solid early returns on its telecasts. Thanks to The Big Lead.

Hayes Hickman, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Knoxville police are giving plenty of fair warning ahead of next season. They plan to begin aggressively enforce the city's open container ordinance among gameday fans.

Gil LeBreton, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Texas Christian's victory over Boise State in the Poinsettia Bowl should mean the Horned Frogs finish in the top 10 in the final polls.

Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: New Washington coach Steve Sarkisian wants to revamp the team's uniforms, possibly in time for use next fall.

John Moredich, Tucson Citizen: Arizona's Mike Stoops will have his contract extended through 2013.

Columbia State: South Carolina officials have proposed that there be a freeze on membership dues to the Gamecock Club because of the challenging economic conditions.

Brian Christopherson, Lincoln Journal Star: Carl Pelini, the father of Nebraska's Bo Pelini, died Tuesday night in an Akron hospital.

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