The South Bend Tribune talked to Desmond Howard recently for reasons unknown.
The Indianapolis Star talked to Marlin Jackson because he's now a Colt. Jackson just got rid of his 1996 Suzuki Rodeo... should have gone to OSU, Marlin!
Finally, Jim Carty has an extensive discussion of the Big Ten's discussions with the various bowls not named "Rose." There have been some rumors about the Cotton, Citrus (Capital what?), and Gator Bowls forming a sort of second-tier alliance and swapping teams between the Big Ten, SEC, ACC, and Big Twelve to get better matchups and prevent teams from going to the same bowl year after year. That's an excellent idea, hope it ends up working out.