Big East lunchtime links

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

West Virginia signee and receiver Deon Long failed to meet NCAA eligibility requirements and will be heading to prep school, Mike Casazza reports in the Charleston Daily Mail.

• Doug Marrone talked with Syracuse.com's Brent Axe and, among other things, said he'd like to make a "quick decision" about the quarterback battle between Ryan Nassib and Greg Paulus.

• Phil Steele lists his coaches on the hot seat for 2009 in the Orlando Sentinel. Checking in at No. 1 is Louisville's Steve Kragthorpe.

• South Florida could open 2011 at home against Florida A&M, Greg Auman reports in the St. Petersburg Times.

• The Courier-Journal's Rick Bozich debates which is better: SEC football or Big East basketball.

• The Sporting News ranks West Virginia No. 39 in its preseason countdown.