Gundy said several people have texted him, asking for lessons. “I'm on the two week disabled (list),” he said, noting he had strained his hip flexor. “I'm not going to be able to help them for awhile.”
* ESPN “College GameDay” analyst Lee Corso's streak of correctly picking his headware game ended when he startled fans at Madison, Wis., by donning a Cornhusker hat and picking Nebraska. He had egged Wisconsin fans on by showing a clip of him picking the Badgers to beat Ohio State last year and then saying, “You would be an idiot not to pick them.”
* ABC analyst Bob Davie, a former Notre Dame coach, gushed about Kansas State coach Bill Snyder after the Wildcats rallied to beat Baylor 36-35. “He did the coaching job of the century when he resurrected Kansas State,” Davie said, referring to Snyder's first stint with the Wildcats from 1989-2005. “He's done it again.”
* ESPN analysts Chris Spielman and Urban Meyer took some shots at Texas A&M at the end of the Aggies' 43-38 loss to Arkansas. “Two weeks in a row they gave up double-digit leads in the second half,” Spielman said. “You got to find that killer instinct to put somebody away when you have them on the ropes.” Meyer questioned coach Mike Sherman's late fourth-and-2 run call that went no where, saying he would have had quarterback Ryan Tannehill run an option.
* After a late fumble nearly cost Illinois a victory against Northwestern, analyst Mike Bellotti, a former Oregon coach said, “Who said this football was an easy game with the bounces of the ball? You can understand why coaches have a little bit of hair and not much of a stomach left.”
* Indiana went to 1-4 with a 16-10 loss to Penn State, but analyst Brian Griese said the Hoosiers, under former OU offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson, showed improvement. “The way they played, the physical nature with energy and with passion, I think Kevin Wilson can take some positives from that.”