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Mark Blaudschun, Boston Globe: East Carolina's Skip Holtz is one of two outside candidates expected to interview for the job at Boston College.

Tom Witosky, Des Moines Register: Iowa athletic director Gary Barta expressed disappointment over photos that were posted online showing Ed Podolak, who has been a color commentator on Hawkeye radio broadcasts since 1982, having a good time during Iowa's trip to the Outback Bowl. Podolak, 61, has issued an apology. Link to photos.

Ben Winslow, Deseret News: Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is proceeding with an inquiry into whether the Bowl Championship Series violates antitrust laws. Shurtleff and members of his antitrust division will meet next week to discuss strategy for an investigation and potential litigation over whether the BCS violates federal laws.

James S. Tyree, Oklahoman: Only 11 people, not counting police officers and media members, showed up Friday to welcome the Oklahoma Sooners back to Norman after the loss in the BCS title game.

George Hayward, Harvard Crimson: Instead of discouraging manifestations of joy and excitement on the field, the NCAA should applaud them as true elements of sport that remain in an association that becomes more commercial with each passing season.

Stefan Fatsis, National Public Radio: Analyzing the flaws in the BCS.

San Jose Mercury News: Stanford's Jim Harbaugh reportedly has met with the New York Jets about their coaching vacancy.

Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News: Who will be next season's Utah? Here are five teams that could have a big impact on the 2009 season.

Andrew Carroll, Tuscaloosa News: South Carolina quarterback Chris Smelley is transferring to Alabama, where he hopes to play baseball and possibly football.

Richard Bachman, Oregonian: Oregon officials want to move the 2009 game against Oregon State to a Thursday night, and possibly move more games next season to Thursday. The reason: TV money.

Larry Brown Sports: Are Thom Brennaman and Tim Tebow secretly dating?

Dan Pompei, Chicago Tribune: The Big Ten is a bust in bowl games, but the NFL draft will be different.

Charles Goldberg, Birmingham News: Auburn coach Gene Chizik said he has moved past the fact several players from the 2008 team aren't around for a spring semester that began this week. "I'm not spending time on the guys who are not here," Chizik said.

Kevin Gorman, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: After what was described as an emotional meeting with Pittsburgh coach Dave Wannstedt, tailback LeSean McCoy is delaying his decision on whether to declare for the NFL draft.

Michael DiRocco, Florida Times-Union: Florida standout Percy Harvin played in the BCS title game with a hairline fracture in his lower right leg in an addition to a high ankle sprain.

Lya Wodraska, Salt Lake Tribune: Utah's Kyle Whittingham said he voted his team fifth in the final regular season poll then first in the poll after the bowl games because of the quality of the opponent the Utes played and the fact they "decisively won the [Sugar Bowl] game."

Bud Withers, Seattle Times: Observations, tabulations and ruminations on the bowl season just completed.

Bart Wright, Greenville News: Even a "Plus One" system would not solve the problems with college football's postseason.

Eric Crawford, Louisville Courier-Journal: Louisville is looking for its second defensive coordinator in a month after Bill Miller resigned to become co-defensive coordinator at Kansas.

Jim Vertuno, Associated Press: Texas state lawmakers are considering scrapping a $6 million steroid testing program for all high school athletes after only four students tested positive.


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