Auburn wasn't even looking for a quarterback when the Tigers happened upon Cam Newton at a little junior college in Texas.
Auburn quarterback Cam Newton and Oregon running back LaMichael James, two of the nation's most dynamic players, will meet in the national championship game next month.
Cam Newton left nothing to chance. He ran and passed the Auburn Tigers to a shot at the national championship they were denied six years ago, and he might as well start working on that Heisman pose, too.
Troy Polamalu's strained right Achilles' tendon isn't allowing him to practice most weeks. The Steelers don't want to take the chance that one of the NFL's most valuable defensive players will aggravate the injury and won't be able to play.
There are no national championship implications. There are no Heisman Trophy candidates. There are no fired or soon-to-be-retired coaches on either sideline.
The Christmas shopping can wait. Instead of Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving should be called BCS Friday.
Cam Newton has made quite the impression on Auburn teammate Philip Lutzenkirchen.
First year Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher can do something predecessor Bobby Bowden never did: Defeat an Urban Meyer-coached University of Florida team.
For the first time in years, Florida visits Vanderbilt not ranked in the Top 25. The Gators' goals remain the same: Get back to the Southeastern Conference title game.