Links aplenty: Lots of morning reading ...

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It's getting to be that time of year where I can have three or four blogs posts in a day without reaching for anything -- lots of good links to share this morning. Much of the college football news this week will be from the SEC media days in Alabama, but there's lots more to read ...

-- Bob Hertzel of the Times West Virginian writes that the Big East needs more star coaches to help the conference's national perception. "When the Big East lost Bobby Petrino from Louisville and Rich Rodriguez from WVU it may not have lost much in the way of coaching integrity, but it certainly lost star value and that equates into national respect," he writes.

-- Florida Atlantic's new stadium -- originally budgeted for a modest $64 million, if there is such a thing, won't be fully ready to open as scheduled for the 2010 season because of financial issues, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. The 30,000-seat stadium could open on time with a scaled-down version, or could wait until 2011. Makes me wonder if coach Howard Schnellenberger, who is 75, will stick around long enough to see the stadium he helped set in place ...

-- Collegefootballnews.com has a good roundtable discussion on the Big East this fall.

-- The Cape Coral Daily Breeze has a feature on safety Nate Allen, who is pleased by his three seasons at USF but wants to make the most of his senior year.

-- Another local recruit gets away, as Lakeland linebacker Will Lucas committted to Purdue after considering USF, according to the Lakeland Ledger. Lakeland has a former Bulls player on its staff in Jason Butler ...

-- This blogger ranks USF's George Selvie as the No. 2 defensive end in college football.

-- This blogger is not impressed with USF's new attendance policy for football players.

-- Last week, we told you about a van of players from Hollywood Hills saving two people from an overturned vehicle on the way back from USF's Sling & Shoot camp. Today, we have the opposite, with a team from Pahokee booted all the way home from Oregon after being suspected of stealing gloves at a Nike 7-on-7 event.

-- The Democrat and Chronicle points out an odd scheduling quirk: Seven of Syracuse's first eight games are at home. Same note believes that Greg Paulus and Mike Williams will be the best passing duo in the Big East "if all goes well." I'm thinking Tony Pike and Mardy Gilyard might argue otherwise ...

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