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• Todd A. Sponsler, Harrisburg Patriot-News: What if Joe Paterno ran for president? Imagine the press conferences, which might go something like this ...
• Mike Casazza, Charleston Daily Mail: West Virginia fans are not happy.
One who made the trip to Boulder for the Mountaineers' 17-14 overtime loss to Colorado yelled at coach Bill Stewart, " What are you gonna do with those timeouts now?"
• Joe Ovies, 850 The Blog: West Virginia's loss could also damage the credibility of East Carolina, which needs the Mountaineers to win as much as possible to boost its Bowl Championship Series stock.
• Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times: Just when you thought USC was out of challenges ... Pete Carroll is worried that his players, who have been given two days off, will get into trouble. "It's a tremendous challenge for everybody to stay in line, to keep track of what's going on and do the right thing," he said.
• Russell Adams, Wall Street Journal: Meet Bobby Purcell, the executive director of North Carolina State's Wolfpack Club. He's regarded as the best
in the fundraising business, having raised over $200 million in donations for North Carolina State athletics since 1997.
• Bob Wojnowski, Detroit News: It has come to Wojnowski's attention through the magic of the Intrawebs that some people think that he unnecessarily picks on Notre Dame. That's just not true. It's completely necessary.
• Donnie Webb, Syracuse Post-Standard: You think it can't get worse? The misery index at Syracuse is off the charts.
• Paul Strelow, Columbia State: Clemson has lined up a steady diet of cupcakes. The Tigers now have I-AA opponents on the schedule through 2016.
• Robbi Pickeral, Raleigh News & Observer: North Carolina called in a structural engineering firm to check the safety Kenan Stadium after a small chunk of concrete fell into the stands during the Tar Heels' opener against McNeese State on Aug. 30.
• Brian Morelli and Lee Hermiston, Iowa City Press-Citizen: An independent report said the University of Iowa mishandled a sexual assault investigation involving two former players and criticized two university vice presidents for their roles but rejected the idea there was a cover-up.