Bernie Lincicome, Rocky Mountain News: Will Texas be able to defend its national title? It is hiring lawyers right now.
Mike Huguenin, Orlando Sentinel: At least five national title contenders are going to have their championship hopes dashed in September.
Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press-Register: A book about the 1966 Alabama team that finished undefeated but was denied a third consecutive national championship is a worthwhile read.
Ray Melick, Birmingham News: We are days from the start of the season, but in Dixie it's always football season.
Brian Murphy, Idaho Statesman: The man who came up with the idea for the blue turf at Boise State now says he wants no credit for the idea.