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New coaching hires raise questions

---Twenty-one FBS schools have changed coaches since the end of the regular season, and over and over again, in talking to various people both in the sport as well as those who cover it, one word seemed to pop up more than any other when some of the new choices were announced: Strange.

---College football still loses marquee coaches to the NFL but it increasingly is becoming a two-way street.

---It's going to be all Longhorns, all the time. Indeed, Texas' new TV deal with ESPN, made a rich university even richer.

---After five consecutive championships -- and seven undefeated appearances in the BCS title game in 13 years -- it's clear that an SEC team will win the BCS title for the 2011 season.

---The NCAA makes odd decisions.

---You have to subscribe to read it, but the NFL Draft Blog of the East-West Shrine Game says UB corner Josh Thomas is struggling.

---Rodney McKissic

(www.twitter.com/rodneyjmckissic)

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