I'm filling in for Brian Bennett while he's away on vacation. Enjoy!
• Former Syracuse defensive end Dwight Freeney thinks it will be at least three years before Doug Marrone is able to make Syracuse a power in college football.
• Pittsburgh recruiting has picked up the last few weeks with 11 verbal commitments.
• The University of South Florida cut $252,923 from this year's budget, but it might not be enough.
• Dave Hickman of the Charleston Gazette profiles some of the nonconference hot spots for Big East games this year.