Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett
Jim Leavitt has instituted a number of changes, including shorter practices, in an effort to get South Florida over the hump in the Big East, Brett McMurphy reports in the Tampa Tribune.
Pitt freshman linebacker Dan Mason is drawing high praise from everyone, including coach Dave Wannstedt, Kevin Gorman says in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Fifth-year senior Nate Sowers will get his first career start at safety for West Virginia this weekend, Dave Hickman writes in the Charleston Gazette.
Columnist Eric Crawford -- along with some Louisville fans -- lays out the minimum requirements for Cardinals football this year in The Courier-Journal.
Speaking of Louisville, whatever happened to Matt Simms? He's at a California junior college, trying to take advantage of one his last chances, Baxter Holmes writes in the L.A. Times.
UConn knows better than to look past Ohio, Desmond Conner writes in the Hartford Courant.
Dave Rahme has five keys to Syracuse's season in the Syracuse Post-Standard.