Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Bowl practices will resume later this week at several schools, and the selections are only four days away. Here's what's happening around the league.
Penn State head coach Joe Paterno returned to work barely a week after undergoing hip-replacement surgery, but his son Jay could be in the mix for the Toledo head-coaching vacancy, Bernard Fernandez writes in the Philadelphia Daily News.
"Several Web sites reported that Jay Paterno, a 1990 Penn State graduate who has been on his father's staff for 14 years, could be in line to be interviewed by Toledo athletic director Mike O'Brien. Jay Paterno did not return telephone calls from the Daily News, and Toledo officials would neither confirm nor deny that the school had been in contact with him."
Former Iowa coach Hayden Fry has high praise for star running back Shonn Greene and head coach Kirk Ferentz, Steve Batterson writes in the Quad City Times.
Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez should take lessons from the case of Charlie Weis at Notre Dame, Drew Sharp writes in the Detroit Free Press.
Here's an interesting piece on the salaries and bonus incentives for Purdue's football coaching staff, courtesy of The Exponent.
Minnesota has its sights set on a sunny bowl game, either the Champs Sports or Insight, Marcus Fuller writes in the St. Paul Pioneer Press.