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• Adam Rose, All Things Trojan: You can see games more clearly from your couch than they can in the booth because replay officials are still using a standard definition feed. The NCAA and Pacific 10 Conference will experiment with a high definition signal during Thursday night's
USC-Oregon State game.
• Drew Edwards, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Tennessee's Phil Fulmer, whose team has staggered to a 1-2 start: "We've won 148 football games in my time here at Tennessee and lost a little bit less than that -- a lot less than that, actually -- and we didn't all of a sudden get stupid as coaches."
• David Teel, Newport News Daily Press: Nevada bookmakers have made Virginia a 6.5-point underdog at Duke, thought to be the first time the Blue Devils have been favored against an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent since the 2002 season finale against North Carolina. Duke lost that game, 23-21.
• Cliff Kirkpatrick, Corvallis Gazette Times: Former Virginia quarterback Peter Lalich is reportedly transferring to Oregon State.
• Eric Bailey, Tulsa World: Tulsa coach Todd Graham will be named in a wrongful death lawsuit in Texas state district court along with Rice University, the NCAA and others by the parents of Dale Lloyd II, a player at Rice who collapsed on Sept. 24, 2006, after a conditioning workout and died the next day. Graham was Rice coach at the time.
• Erin Jordan and Lee Rood, Des Moines Register: Two top University of Iowa officials were fired after being faulted for their response to an alleged sexual assault involving two former football players.
• Doug Robinson, Deseret News: In 1972, LaVell Edwards' first year as Brigham Young coach, the Cougars' offensive line averaged 6-foot-2, 226 pounds; this year's line checks in at just under 6-foot-6, 326 pounds -- 100 pounds heavier per man.
• Andrew Carter, Orlando Sentinel: Ticket sales are lagging for Saturday's Colorado-Florida State game at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. About 40,000 tickets had been sold as of Tuesday. Last year, more than 85,000 watched the Seminoles beat Alabama, 21-14, in Jacksonville.
• Joe Person, Columbia State: If history is a guide, you'll see a lot of new names on injury
reports across the country this week for teams that have already played four games. The reason? Medical redshirts.
• Bill Koch, Cincinnati Enquirer: Has Cincinnati outgrown Nippert Stadium? Unless the facility is expanded, expect to see the Bearcats play selected games at Paul Brown Stadium.
• Brian Dohn, Inside UCLA: A promotion at the UCLA bookstore gives students big discounts when the Bruins score touchdowns. Problem is, UCLA is 114th in scoring offense at 12.33 points a game.
• Pete Thamel, New York Times: Former Auburn professor Jim Gundlach was critical of the NCAA, which found no major violations after investigating directed-reading courses at the school. "Expecting the NCAA to protect academics is like expecting the fox to protect the hens," he wrote.
• Brad Rock, Deseret News: It's a dreamy world for teams such as Brigham Young, Utah and Boise State, even with the exclusionary policies of the Bowl Championship Series.
• Awful Announcing: Your college football announcing schedule for Week 5.