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• Seth Emerson, Columbia State: South Carolina's Steve Spurrier became a crime-stopper last week when he noticed "a suspicious person walking around" the parking lot at Williams-Brice Stadium. The man, who was spotted by police peering into car windows, was arrested for trespassing.
• John Helsley, Oklahoman: Did Texas Christian spy on Oklahoma practices before the Horned Frogs upset the Sooners in 2005? Bob Stoops says no, that TCU "kicked our butt in 2005. That was plain and simple."
• Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: Wes Colley, who operates one of the six computers used in the Bowl Championship Series standings formula that helps determine the participants for college football's big prize, currently has USC at No. 14, Texas at No. 23 and Oklahoma at No. 25. Kenneth Massey has Oklahoma at No. 32 and Duke at No. 39, one spot behind Florida.
• Joseph Goodman, Miami Herald: Florida is No. 4 in the latest Associated Press poll. This is an absolute joke. Florida should be No. 1.
• Ian R. Rapoport, Birmingham News: With Georgia urging fans to wear black to Saturday's home game against Alabama, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban responded by wearing a black Alabama polo shirt to Monday's news conference.
• Jeff McLane, Philadelphia Inquirer: Suspended Penn State defensive linemen Maurice Evans and Abe Koroma were back at practice, according to two sources close to the team. The players' return to practice did not necessarily mean they would play Saturday against Illinois.
• Ken Tysiac, Charlotte Observer: North Carolina State starting quarterback Russell Wilson and leading tackler Nate Irving are injured and out of Saturday's game against South Florida.
• B.G. Brooks, Rocky Mountain News: Colorado will be playing a new, improved Florida State. The Seminoles are getting four veteran defensive players and an experienced tight end back or Saturday's game.
• Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Is Ohio State's Terrelle Pryor already the Big Ten's best quarterback?
• Ryan Greene, Las Vegas Sun: Iowa State defensive back Leonard Johnson, who was ejected in the first quarter of Saturday's game against Nevada Las Vegas, has issued an apology for his repeated antics in the first quarter.
• Mick McGrane, San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego State defensive coordinator Bob Elliott, who received a bone marrow transplant in 1999 after battling polycythemia vera (a cancer condition in which bone marrow becomes hyperactive) is undergoing treatment for an undisclosed illness.