Lunchtime Links

Just two more days until the MAC title game!

Boise State kicker Kyle Brotzman on missing the game-winning field goal: "It was devastating." You can see more of his interview with Tom Rinaldi of ESPN today at 6 p.m. on "SportsCenter."

The BCS is simply absorbing the most nettlesome non-AQ schools, writes Doug Robinson of the Deseret News.

The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl will invite either Nevada or Boise State.

Ball State athletic director Tom Collins won't comment on his search for a new coach.

Hayden Fry believes North Texas made the right decision when it hired Dan McCarney.

A single, anonymous San Diego State donor has pledged $5 million to help retain coach Brady Hoke, who has had informal discussions with Minnesota. Hoke could not confirm he was out of the running for that job when asked by the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The sweeping changes at Miami (Ohio) began off the field.

Hawaii had face-to-face talks with the Mountain West on the mainland Tuesday in its pursuit to join the league.

Northern Illinois is looking forward to playing in a dome for the MAC championship after practicing in the cold this week in DeKalb.

SMU continues its turnaround under coach June Jones.