Lunchtime links: Are Hoke and Parish inseparable?
• Newly named San Diego State coach Brady Hoke is bringing a different presence to San Diego, but will he bring his most trusted staff member with him? Ball State offensive coordinator Stan Parrish has a big decision to make, stay at Ball State or follow Hoke to San Diego.
• Should the WAC become a 10-team league? That's what the Reno Gazette-Journal's Dan Hinxman writes.
• No one thinks Utah is going to fare well against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, but coach Kyle Whittingham and his team isn't listening.
• The WAC is sending five teams to bowl games this year, but the total cost is expected to be about $1 million, which is under budget.
• Could former Bowling Green coach Gregg Brandon become the new Virginia offensive coordinator? According to the Charlottesville Daily progress, Brandon is at the top of coach Al Groh's wish list.