The Fearless Friday Forecast

 I don’t know about you, but I could sure use a break from the Cameron Newton story. So back by popular demand (okay, two guys asked about it) is the Fearless Friday Forecast:

1. Duke at Georgia Tech: Georgia Tech (5-5) needs this one to become bowl eligible with a trip to Georgia coming up next week. The Tech defense had better get some pressure on Duke QB Sean Renfree or this one could be a problem for the Jackets. Georgia Tech 31, Duke 24.

2. Troy at South Carolina: The Gamecocks have already clinched a spot in the SEC championship game and may look a little sloppy in this one. South Carolina 28, Troy 14.

3. Appalachian State at Florida: It will be senior day at Florida but I wonder how excited the Gators (6-4) will be against the Mountaineers (9-1)? Jerry Moore’s team was ranked No. 1 in Division I-AA until they lost their only game to Georgia Southern. Florida 24, Appalachian State 17.

4. Virginia Tech at Miami: Miami is on a little run behind freshman quarterback Stephen Morris. That comes to an end against the Hokies, who clinch the ACC Coastal. Virginia Tech 28, Miami 10.

5. Florida State at Maryland: The Terps have Florida State at home this week and N.C. State at home next week. Win them both and they clinch the ACC Atlantic. I’m picking the Fridge. Maryland 17, Florida State 16.

6. Ole Miss at LSU: Last year was the low water mark for Les Miles as clock mismanagement was all anybody remembered about a 25-23 loss to the Rebels in Oxford. There will be no such issues this time. LSU 35, Ole Miss 10.

7. Arkansas at Mississippi State; Arkansas could be caught looking ahead to a big game with LSU next week. But Ryan Mallett and the Razorback offense is just too good. Arkansas 31 Miss. State 21.

8. Tennessee at Vanderbilt: Tennessee (4-6) can go to a bowl by beating Vandy this week and Kentucky next week. The Vols have beaten the Commodores 26 out of the last 27 meetings. Tennessee 31, Vanderbilt 14.

9. Ohio State at Iowa: Iowa is supposed to go in the tank after losing to Northwestern last week. I just get the feeling that the Hawkeyes have a big game left in them. This week’s Upset Special: Iowa 17, Ohio State 14.

10. Nebraska at Texas A&M: The Aggies (7-3) have won four straight. Three of those have come with a new quarterback in Ryan Tannehill. Another Upset Special: Texas A&M 21, Nebraska 20.

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November 19th, 2010
12:02 pm


You are correct, but at least he’s cashing in on the demise of the rest of the conference. I have always said that South Carolina has benefited from playing UGA so early in the season. If this game were later in the year it would never be close.

Bill Clinton

November 19th, 2010
12:12 pm

@Ed (The Original)

1. Auburn
2. LSU
3. Alabama
4. Arkansas
5. South Carolina
6. MSU
7. Florida
8. Georgia
9. Kentucky
10. Tennessee
11. Ole Miss
12. Vandy

Bill Clinton

November 19th, 2010
12:14 pm

Pretty good year for my Hawgs. Next year should be better.


November 19th, 2010
12:28 pm

FSU will not lose to Maryland Tony picking the Fridge because you interviewed him this week?


November 19th, 2010
12:44 pm

If nobody gets arrested this weekend it’s considered a win for us.


November 19th, 2010
12:44 pm

Duke beat Navy, who runs the same high school offense as GT. GT has no defense. I think GT will go into the tank because they do not want to go to the “Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl”. Duke wins.

fl has played its best game of the year against UGA. They are still turning the ball over and their defens is suspect. App St wins comfortably.

Nothing will happen to AU unless they lose to Bama. Slive and his boys will run interference for them until after the MNC if they beat Bama. What are the odds of Penn Wagers or Marc Curles calling the Iron Bowl?


November 19th, 2010
12:46 pm


Clemson: 31
Maryland: 7

FSU: 16
Clemson: 13

FSU in a beatdown over Maryland.


November 19th, 2010
12:46 pm

“Shame on you for not bothering to do any actual reporting and taking the “word” of a gossip site seriously, and repeating it as it if were fact.”

You mean that same gossip site that broke the Tiger Woods story, and was dead on in everything it reported? No, it was not debunked at all.

Vince The Prince

November 19th, 2010
12:50 pm

Will someone please go to Auburn and get that Thuga fan who set fire to Toomer’s corner out of jail? I wil buy you some red panties and pay for your expenses if you do.

Vince The Prince

November 19th, 2010
12:50 pm

Wayshon Ealey is going on a road trip to get the Thuga fan out of jail.


November 19th, 2010
12:54 pm





Part One (I) CAST –

John Bond – Former MSU QB now living in Madison, Miss. Director of business development for Eutaw Construction. His company specializes in heavy construction, although they branched off in the last few years and built some game-day condos near the Mississippi State stadium. Supposedly had 1st contact with Kenny Rodgers and his alleged representation of Cam Newton

Greg Bryne – MSU AD which John Bond asserts he immediately told once he learned about the Newton PFP Scheme. Was responsible for providing PFP information to the SEC. Resigned his post Spring, 2010 taking a similar position at Arizona. Was replaced with the National Search find of Scott Stricklin – Named Mississippi State’s associate athletics director for external affairs in May, 2010. Scott, who has spent the previous five seasons at Kentucky as associate AD for media relations overseeing men’s basketball, is a Jackson native and graduated from KSU in 1992

Mike Slive – Replaced Roy Kramer as Commissioner of the SEC on July 1, 2002. He previously was the first commissioner of Conference USA from 1995 to 2002, and the first commissioner of the Great Midwest Conference upon its founding in 1991. Practiced law in New Hampshire; Served as judge of the Hanover District Court from 1972 to 1977, and was a partner in a Chicago law firm. He was assistant director of athletics at Dartmouth College, assistant executive director of the Pacific-10 Conference, and director of athletics at Cornell University from 1981 to 1983. In 1990, he became senior partner and founder of the Mike Slive-Mike Glazier Sports Group, a legal practice specializing in representing colleges and universities in athletics-related matters.

Bill Bell – Former MSU Player, president of Bel-Mac Roofing Co. in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. Was the man Kenny Rogers left a voice message with stating Cecil Newman wanted to speak with him. Also rumored to have taped conversations between Himself and Newton where Newton Shops Son’s Commitment.

Cecil Newton – Pastor of Holy Zion Center of Deliverance in the Atlanta suburb of Newnan, Georgia, and father of Cam Newton, The Auburn player this epic story surrounds. Also purported to own RM Trucking, a small local carrier based in Jacksonville, Ga. Verification of such could not be found by the time of publication.

Kenny Rodgers – The so-called “handler” requested by Cecil Newman to make introductions at MSU. Operates Elite Football Preparation, a company that places prospective athletes in football camps throughout Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Illinois. Also has direct links to Ian Greengross, a certified Agent by the NFLPA, acting often as a “Runner” for Greengross.

Dan Mullen – Head Football Coach MSU. Was offensive Coordinator at Univ. of Florida prior to be coming MSU’s Head Coach. Both Mullen and his wife Megan built Relationship with Cam Newton as a Freshman. Mullen is credited with the development of several notable quarterbacks including Alex Smith (Utah), Josh Harris (Bowling Green), Chris Leak (Florida) and Heisman Trophy-winner Tim Tebow (Florida). Mullen, along with LSU Offensive Coordinator Gary Crowton and University of Oregon Head Coach Chip Kelly, are part of the so-called “New Hampshire mafia” as they all have strong connections to New Hampshire.

Jody Wright – Asst. coach at MSU in 2009, now on staff at UA in the same capacity – was the one who recruited Cam Newton for Mississippi State. It’s believed that Wright was the (legal) middle-man between the Newton’s and MSU. Was interviewed by the NCAA on November 15th. Upon completion of that Interview, NCAA headed immediately to Auburn.

Gene Chizik – Named Head Coach of AU on Dec. 13, 2008. Prior to Auburn, Was head coach at Iowa State, compiling a 5-19 record in two seasons. Chizik was also at AU during the 2002-2004 seasons acting as DC under Tuberville.

Jay Jacobs – Named AU’s AD on Dec. 22, 2004, after working in almost every area of the Dept. for the previous 20 years. Played Football for AU as a Walk-on offensive tackle in 1982 and 1983. After College, Held various positions in AD while working under then Coach and AD Pat Dye. Was Sr. Assoc. AD in charge of Tigers Unlimited from 2001-04, the lead Fundraising arm of the AU AD. Also spearheaded a $90 million capital campaign for Athletics, the largest AU history.

Pat Dye – Head coach and AD at AU from 1981 until 1992. Dye was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2005. Served as Defensive Coach at UA from 1965 to 1973 under Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. Ranked 3rd in AU Football wins with a record of 99-39-4. Reign on the Plains ended abruptly after the 1992 season, the result of a NCAA probe relating to illegal loans, payments, and gifts made by boosters and assistant coaches to then player Eric Ramsey. At the time, the most severe penalty handed down by the NCAA Committee.

Eric Ramsey – The defensive back AU in the early 1990s who used a tape recorder to secretly record conversations between his football coaches and Booster “Corky” Frost regarding an illicit player payment scheme. Ramsey’s allegations also included racist practices at Auburn, including disapproval of inter-racial dating in the community and segregation of black and white players in the resident athletic dorm. After his tapes were revealed, Auburn received strict penalties and probation for the sixth time in the schools history

Terry Bowden – a.k.a. “Tater Tot”, and son of the legendary Bobby Bowden. Became AU head coach in 1992. During his first year at Auburn, Bowden led the Tigers to a perfect 11–0 season, becoming the first coach to go undefeated in his debut season at a Division I school. In 1994, Auburn finished 9–1–1, establishing the longest winning streak in school history at 20 games. While still suffering from the sanctions rendered for Dye & Co’s transgressions, in 1998 Bowden’s fate at AU changed as he faced criticism for recruiting woes and off-the-field player discipline issues. Compound these problems with a string of injuries at center and in the backfield and you have to a disastrous start of the 1998 season. After starting with a 1–5 record, Bowden resigned as head coach the night before Auburn played against Louisiana Tech, replaced with Bill Oliver.

Bill Oliver – He is best known as a DC at both UA under Gene Stallings and at AU under Terry Bowden, the latter where he also served as interim head coach in 1998. Was at the center of Bowden controversy, allegedly working with Longtime Booster and then BoT member Bobby Lowder conspiring to have Bowden Fired.

Wayne Hall – Longtime asst. and DC under both Dye and Bowden. Was the supposed “Bookkeeper and Bag Man” for payments to touted recruits under Dye, which continued under Bowden. Started Coach’s Construction of Auburn, has been recognized as a premier business leader in the AU community. (see link)



November 19th, 2010
12:56 pm

Part II by BlueTuna ..LSU Boards…

PART ONE (I) – CAST (continued)

Gene Jelks – UA defensive Back and prize recruit which received $2,100 as a “signing bonus” when he committed to Alabama in 1985 and received money from coaches and boosters during his playing career, which ended with the 1989 season. He, along with Antonio Langham and his role in NapkinGate, led to the departure of Gene Stallings and Staff, along with most of the Athletic Dept.

Tommy Tuberville – AU Head Coach from 1999 to 2008. During his tenure Tubs guided AU to the top of the SEC, Winning both the SEC Championship and the Western Division title in 2004. Made 8 straight bowl appearances and 5 New Year’s Day bowls. Was a perfect 13–0 in 2004; In 2005, finished 9–3 with victories over UGA and UA. Had a winning record against UA (7–3) including 6 straight, more than any other Auburn coach. Also broke even with Georgia and LSU (5–5).
Tony Franklin – Much Maligned OC hired by Tubs to install the Spread Offense. Never really had the proper personnel at skilled positions, and was later fired for lack of performance. Was most noted for his quote in the AJC sometime after his termination – “People would be shocked at the stuff that goes on at Auburn – it would make headlines for the National Enquirer”

Trooper Taylor – Current assistant head coach, wide receivers coach, and Recruiting Coordinator at AU. Instrumental in Auburn signing a consensus top-five recruiting class in 2010. Named by to its list of the top 25 recruiters for the 3rd time, having previously earned the recognition in 2005 and 2007. Served in a similar capacity at OK. State, landing prize 5* players Dez Bryant and Kendall Hunter. Has held similar positions at both UT and Tulane. Although never formally sanctioned, rumors and innuendo have always followed Taylor with respect to PFP controversies and inappropriate gifts to prospective players, especially while at Tulane.
Rich McGlynn – Current AU AD Compliance Officer. Prior to AU, was employed by the NCAA from 2001 to 2006, most recently serving as Associate Director of Membership Services. Prior to that, was an Assistant Director of Membership Services and a Student-Athletes Reinstatement Representative within the Enforcement Services arm of the NCAA. Was Commissioner of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference from 2000-01 and was a legal specialist for the New Jersey General Assembly Majority Office (2000-01). Served as a legal specialist to the Office of Counsel to the Governor to the State of New Jersey (1999-00).

W&L – According to those in the know, in real life he is a fairly influential religious figure in Al. working with athletes at the high school and collegiate level. In CyberSpace, he’s a long-Time member of Bama OnLine, who evidently is very well placed within the Bama Athletic Machine. Rarely does he post, but when he does most take it to the bank. Doesn’t always post the actual facts as “Gospel”, but rather his opinion based on unrevealed concrete facts. Evidently was way ahead of the Jones/Ingram Fishing Saga, the Saban Hiring, and most recently the Dareus Suspension. Also the Seed for The Egg’s nearly 1200 post thread regarding W&L’s e-cred.

Paul Davis – Editor for the Opelika-Auburn News and the Tuskegee News Press. Often critical of Lowder and his mingling, broke the piece on October 21st regarding the ties between Geddie, Auburn, and the Vote buying indictments. Also authored the interview with Bowden in 2001 on his ranch regarding Lowder, Dye, and the BoT.

Robert Geddie – Lobbyist for Wise–Geddie. According to the Department of Justice, (Geddie) was nailed for allegedly working with the state’s major gambling interests to influence and/or buying votes favoring proposed gambling houses. The indictment was based primarily on intercepts (wire taps) of cell phone and land line conversations with those now rumored in the alleged pay-for-play scheme


Bobby Lowder – AU BoT member since 1988, and Chairman of AU Finance Committee. Also the largest booster with AU Athletics. Current Trustee position expires Late 2011. Was chairman and CEO of Colonial BancGroup, a $25Billion Nat’l. Bank headquartered in Montgomery Al. until it’s failure inMid-Late August, 2009. Lowder is often thought of as the Wizard behind the Curtain, manipulating the Ala. Political Machine as well as the AU BoT and AD as he feels. Up until Colonial’s failure and takeover and liquidation by the Feds, Lowder was labeled as the most powerful man in Alabama. Also the most disliked individual within AU, outside of his inner circle.

Milton McGregor – Large AU Athletics Booster, and Owner of Victoryland, an area located in Shorter, Alabama that consists of a greyhound racing track, casino, and a 5-star hotel. It was dubbed as a racino. Ala. Govenor, Atty General, and approx 100 Ala State Troopers tried to seize bingo machines on Jan. 29th, but were blocked by a temporary restraining order blocking State Access. Since August 12, 2010, Victoryland has closed its casino, restaurant and hotel operations. McGregor was arrested on October 4th, along with several of his Legislative Cronies as part of a Vote Buying Scam. This was the same casino operator that led to the lawsuits against former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford.

Larry Langford – Former Birmingham Al. mayor in jail for taking $235,000 in cash and gifts from associates profiting from Jefferson County bond deals. Was also sued by several individuals claiming he received ill-gotten winnings from rigged Bingo Machines at VictoryLand, in exchange for receiving political favor and to promote approval of business dealings for affiliates of the Macon County Greyhound Park, mainly McGregor.

Jimmy Rane – Another Long Time AU Booster, Rane is the CEO and founder of Great Southern Wood Preserving, which makes YellaWood, a rot resistant pressure treated lumber used in a multitude of construction and landscaping applications. He is also the founder of the Jimmy Rane Foundation, which promotes Higher Ed through Scholarships for lesser-advantaged students with low incomes or unsuccessful surroundings. Rane’s involvement in AU Boosters goes all the way back to the Bowden Era. In Fact, Bowden referred to him, in his 2001 interview with Paul Davis “…as a wannabe, a jock sniffer, a loose cannon. He wants to be involved in everything. He is High Maintenance.”

Paul Spina and John C. McWhorter – Spina of Spina Enterprises, Pelham, Al (Real Estate & Investments) and McWhorter of McWhorter & Co., Anniston, Al (General Contractor) are the two BoT members along with Rane that Bowden accused of making direct payments to players during both Dye’s and Bowden’s tenure. Spina still sits on the Bot, while McWhorter’s At-large term expired in 2008.


November 19th, 2010
12:57 pm

re: As the Plains Burn……(Updated 11-17) (Posted on 11/17/10 at 11:28 a.m. to blueTunaTiger)


Colonial BancGroup – $25Billion Financial Institution controlled by Lowder headquartered in Montgomery, Al. August of 2009, failed and was seized by the FDIC, and simultaneously sold to BB&T for $1Million. Currently under federal investigation for fraud, embezzlement, misappropriation of funds, and money laundering (to name a few) in conjunction with the financial instability of both Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac. As late as 2007, board members included in addition to Lowder, John Miller, AU BoT and lead partner of Miller, Hamilton, Snyder, and Odom – Mobile, Jimmy Rane (BoT), Pat Dye, and Milton McGregor Paul Spina (BoT) was Chairman of Colonial Bank Group, Montgomery, a subsidiary of the Colonial Parent Holding Company.

Victoryland/Quincey’s 777 -An area located in Shorter, Alabama that consists of a greyhound racing track, casino, and a 5-star hotel. It was dubbed as a racino. Operations closed in late summer 2010, just before McGregor was indicted.

Bama OnLine (BOL)– site discussing all things Bama. ITAT Conspiracy theorists feel several posters on this site are the machine behind the atrocity known as CamGate.

Tiger Sports Digest (TSD)– LSU’s Pay Site. November 16th reports Indictments handed down today involving Auburn Boosters caught on tape discussing PFP scheme.

REC – Red Elephant Club – UA Athletics contribution Vehicle and Booster Club. Not confirmed, but also rumored to have overthrown the FreeMasons, the Illuminati, The US Federal Reserve Bank, The 7 Jewish Bankers controlling the world’s economy, as well as keeping the commitment of a 6:30am Friday tee time at Augusta National with Pope Benedict XVI

SACS-Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – The Commission on Colleges that is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting for higher education institutions in the Southern states.

ITAT – Inside the Auburn Tigers.’s website with discussions all things Auburn.

PFP – Play-For-Play

BoT – Auburn University’s Board of Trustees

SECr –’s SEC Rant

SIAP – Seen in a different Post (or Sorry If Already Posted)

WWTDD – What Would Tyler Durden Do?


November 19th, 2010
12:59 pm

re: As the Plains Burn……(Updated 11-17) (Posted on 11/17/10 at 11:32 a.m. to blueTunaTiger)

PART TWO (II) (continued)

CHAPTER 3 – Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) (source: Timeline – AJC Archives,, via Google)

1) April 1999. Budget Cuts orchestrated by Lowder as head of BoT Finance Chair eliminate the PhD. program in Economics, pissing off a large portion of the Faculty, including then Pres. William Muse. By Feb, 2001 (led behind the scenes by Lowder) Muse has had enough, gets forced out and takes a similar position with East Carolina.

2) March, 2001, Muse along with several Faculty and Dept Chairs, initiate a formal complaint to the SACS that BoT has severely infringed upon the authority of the University President, specifically the “Micromanagement” of Lowder in both Academics and the Athletic Dept. They specifically site the Termination/Resignation of TBowden as record.

3) SACS records 9 votes of no confidence and was in the process of initiating and investigation when AU sues the SACS for lack of due process.

4) In August, 2002 a Federal Judge appoints an independent examiner to look into allegations, as well as the financial ties between the various BoT members. Richard Bradley issues a report on December 13th, but the Judge, at the insistence of SACS, deems the report inadequate. So Bradley does another investigation, the results of which are curiously sealed by a separate court order, an order which remains intact still today.

5) SACS places AU on a one year probation, the most severe sanction possible without pulling the accreditation entirely. Although hampered by a Federal Judge’s restrictions, they were still able to substantiate Micromanagement issues. Specifically, the business relationships bewteen Lowder’s Bank, Atty Jack Miller (BoT member as well as lead Counsel for Colonial Bank) Jimmy Rane (BoT Member whose Lumber Company’s primary commercial banking relationship is with Colonial Bank, Also owning Colonial Bank Stock worth over $2.4Million), would allow Lowder and his “Minority” vote could influence the “Majority”. They also noted Lowder & Co.’s involvement in both the Dye-PFP and Bowden termination as Micromanagement.

CHAPTER 4 – Chizik (source: ESPN: editorial via Google with added supposition)

1) Rane makes contact with Houston Nutt in 2008 mid-season, violating the search notification clause in TTubs’ Contract Renegotiation after JetGate.

2) Nutt tells Sexton (his Agent), which in turn tells Tubs who is also a Sexton Client. Tubs resigns, gets a huge settlement, leaving Au coachless.

3) Lowder and AU continue search, which ultimately leads to the hiring of Chizik, a former Sexton client which with a 5-19 record would knowingly jump at any opportunity to enhance his resume. Chizik also was familiar with Lowder, Dye, and Co., as he previously acted as DC under Tubs, making him a perfect “puppet” for Lowder and crew to manipulate. Chizik’s Recruiting Coordinator is TTaylor –

This post was edited on 11/17 at 2:44 p.m.


November 19th, 2010
12:59 pm

re: As the Plains Burn……(Updated 11-17) (Posted on 11/17/10 at 11:36 a.m. to blueTunaTiger)


Before the actual events and behind the scene motivations of CamGate can be fully understood, one needs to comprehend the inner workings of Alabama’s political system and the players pulling the strings. The course of events leading up to the wire taps, investigations, and ultimate indictments are starting to surface and are becoming VERY VERY interesting……

1st is an Article in the Tuskegee News dated October 21st. In short, the writer suggests a lobbying/consulting group has been used by the Auburn Athletic Foundation to launder cash ultimately ending up in the hands of players/player families. Robert Geddie was a partner in the firm Fine-Geddie until his indictment and arrest in October. According to the Department of Justice, (Geddie) was nailed for allegedly working with the state’s major gambling interests to influence and/or buying votes favoring proposed gambling houses. The indictment was based primarily on intercepts (wire taps) of cell phone and land-line conversations with those now rumored to have facilitated the PFP scheme.

This is an Amazing Read.


Adding fuel to the fire are the ties between former Colonial Bank Chairman Bobby Lowder (Bank of $25Billion failed earlier this year), Milton McGregor (Dog Track, Bingo, and Casino Owner), and Pat Dye (former AU Football Coach). These were the three largest shareholders of the now defunct Colonial BancGroup, a mortgage brokerage, commercial banking, and mortgage warehousing firm based in Montgomery, Al. McGregor was indicted about the same time as Geddie. Wire-taps were the backbone behind the indictments, but it has been speculated by most the FBI overheard conversations between McGergor, Rane, Dye, and coaches talking about the PFP schemes that are speculated at Auburn. What most are saying is that the FBI just stumbled into the PFP planning while gathering the voter fraud and political corruption evidence. Notice how the 1st person the FBI supposedly questioned regarding Cam and his Father was John Bond. Next, they’re going to Kenny Rodgers (this Tuesday). Speculation is the Feds are gathering the bits and pieces from the MSU side which can be proven or substantiated with the wire tap tapes they have between all of these AU Boosters, and then are going to the AU side corner those suspects either in perjured testimony, or extortion charges relating to this unintended evidence. Once they are able to turn the smaller players, the FBI will turn the pleas against the real targets, in very much the same fashion as the Edwin Edwards and William Jefferson Cases.

Think about it for a minute. The FBI could care less about college football unless it involves organized gambling or extortion. They are after evidence of Voter Influence, mis-appropriation of Bank Funds, extortion, embezzlement, the ultimate goal being to gain as many assets as possible to offset the FDIC losses incurred from the Colonial failure, while punishing those behind the schemes.

Remember TMZ’s report and why the FBI was involved in the 1st place. They implied that the FBI is more interested in efforts to shop players around, not just a single player (extortion). This was again confirmed Friday, November 12th when John Bond stated the reason for the FBI’s questioning was that “They don’t want people selling kids to colleges.” This ties into the AgentGate BS all of the governing bodies came unglued about earlier this summer. One editorial out of Mobile included this little gem the other day – With Milton McGregor involved in this as an Auburn booster watch out. The FBI has listened to every phone conversation from his office in the past year. He is the dirtiest multi-millionaire in Alabama.

Fast forward to this past Thursday, November 11th. The NCAA meets with Auburn officials supposedly to discuss the previous two weeks news reports. Upon conclusion of that meeting, the “We’ve done absolutely nothing wrong, Cam is Innocent, this is a Witch Hunt” being spewed by both the University and the Athletic Department suddenly changed to “No Comment.” Auburn quickly lawyered up with an experienced NCAA Compliance Firm. They also hired a longtime NCAA investigator which acted as a consultant when Albert Means and Alabama went down in 2001-2002. What is interesting here is the relationship between McGregor, Geddie (Lobbyist), and an election for State Supreme Court Judge. Here’s what was posted on BOL about the relationships between everyone.

Finebaum participated two years ago in a Paul Finebaum Roast to benefit an organization called “The Children’s First Trust Fund” I am not sure if I have the name correct. A lot of sports celebrities and very powerful people were at this roast. This organizations top donor was Quincy’s 777, which is McGregors Casino. This organization was incorporated by the Chief Justice of our Supreme Court in Alabama, Justice Sue Bell Cobb. The money from the tobacco lawsuits go into this trust fund and it is about 50-60 million a year. If I were an FBI agent that amount of money would make me look. Sue Bell Cobb ran a campaign for Chief Justice that cost about 13 million dollars which was the most expensive state run campaign for a supreme court seat in the history of the US compared to one other in Texas. However Alabama only has 4 million people so why is controlling our supreme court so important? Now go back and look at why Milton McGregor was indicted. (He is accused of buying legislative votes on the gambling bill) People in this state are so stupid that they think Bob Riley, our governor, has a political agenda against Milton and that his indictment was just about bingo gambling. People in this state are so stupid that they have no idea what is really going on here. Link to the roast is below with a list of their donors. Notice Quincy 777 (Milton McGregor) is at the top of the list.


Now lets look at the Law Firm Auburn hired, Lightfoot, Franklin & White in Birmingham. Look back to link that tells who all the powerful donors are and scroll down to the bronze donors and see if you see what law-firm you see listed there. Oh my…it’s Lightfoot, Franklin, & White. Now let’s take a look back to our organization, “Alabama Children First” and ask ourselves what that once great humanitarian Adolph Hitler said.

He said, “if you do it in the name of children you can get away with murder”

Another BOL poster suggested, after reading the post noted above that “Someone needs to be looking into the allegations of the AU Boosters using this Children’s Fund Foundation to fly players, players parents, boosters, around to and from games, events, and other University functions.”

McGregor, Geddie, and the rest were arrested on October 4th, 2010. Cam signed with Auburn December 31st, 2009. If the wiretaps were the basis for their arrests and Cam was one of the PFP players noted, the dots must be starting to become connected. The Following link is to the actual indictment filed by the US Attorney. In it are details about the date of the calls, the substance of those conversations relative to the case against the defendants.



November 19th, 2010
1:00 pm

re: As the Plains Burn……(Updated 11-17) (Posted on 11/17/10 at 11:39 a.m. to blueTunaTiger)

PART THREE (III) – (continued)

Again, this thing now goes way beyond PFP schemes, and it appears the FED’s goal is to build the ultimate case against Bobby Lowder. Here is what is being said about Lowder’s tie in to all of this.

This goes way beyond Cam. They say the FBI, while monitoring the Bingo mess in Montgomery and also investigating the misappropriation of TARP funds by Colonial Bank, uncovered many, many things. Such things include guaranteed winning slot machines for AU players at Milt’s (Colonial Board member, AU Booster) Casino, unmarked ATM cards issued to AU players from Colonial Bank (Bobby Lowder-AU Board Member and Booster; Pat Dye-Colonial Board member, AU employee and Booster), forgiven loans to families, friends, donors, etc.

If true, big time jail time, loss of SACS accreditation which means expulsion from the SEC, huge financial implications for AU, removal of Dye’s name from the field and so on.

This also explains why the AU President wanted to sit Cam last Saturday, but was overridden by Lowder, Dye, Jacobs, Rane and McGregor

The FBI must have overheard discussions about players on tape while the FBI was building their case against those arrested. It was reported the Department of Justice in July began notifying various politicians, reporters, lobbyists and others that their conversations may have been picked up during wire-taps. The phone taps occurred during a 13 Month period starting mid-2009, just about the same time as the total collapse of Colonial BancGroup was taking place. Late 2009 – early 2010 would have been when recruiting was at it’s height, and money and deals (if this pay for play scheme was in fact in full operation) had to have been discussed every day. This was also just before the Legislative Session would have been in discussions/ negotiations regarding Sweet Home Alabama (Res 44), the states gambling and casino bill.

Here is another poster from “Tidesports”, the Bama affiliate similar to “Tiger Rag”…

[b]“I previously posted an unsubstantiated rumor I read somewhere that Milton McGregor, the owner of Victoryland dog track, and according to recent articles an Auburn BOT member, was involved in the Newton saga as the conduit for the cash. According to the story, the FBI had wire-taps of McGregor because of this gambling conspiracy, and on those wire taps were conversations that took place between McGregor and Cecil Newton. The timeline fits as the FBI arrested McGregor in October, 2010 and according to MSU, the Cam shopping didn’t start until late November, 2009. Is McGregor stupid enough to continue his role in the pay for play deal for Auburn even after he knew the Feds were watching? I don’t know. But it’s funny that you find this article after I saw the allegation that Milton McGregor was the money man for Auburn. It would be real convenient and easy to launder money and hide it with an operation like Victoryland that handles huge amounts of cash on a daily basis.

Another thing your article alluded to that was commonly known, but never said out loud was how Bobby Lowder became so powerful in Auburn athletic circles. Ole Bobby controlled the purse strings. If you were an Auburn BOT member and you wanted your business to continue to have funds readily available, you played ball with Bobby and did what he wanted or Colonial Bank would find a reason to make your business dealings difficult i.e. they would slow down or cut off the money. And they ALL did business with Colonial as you can see. I’m sure he sucked them all in with sweet deals and promises then when he got his hooks into them, they either did what Bobby wanted or Bobby would get nasty.,
As a point of reference, here’s a partial list of AU’s BoT when all of this was supposedly going down:

Link: LINK

Bobby Lowder
John CH Miller, Jr
Earlon C. McWHorter
Jimmy Rane
Paul Spina

Recognize any Names/Faces? Now look at the Colonial BancGroup Board of Directors the last full year of Operation December 31, 2007.

Link: LINK

Bobby Lowder
John HC Miller
Jimmy Rane
Paul Spina – Montgomery, Al. Bank Chairman
Milton McGregor
Pat Dye

Very easy to see why the Tuskegee News was so interested in the relationship between Lowder and the other Auburn Board members.


November 19th, 2010
1:03 pm

PART FOUR (IV) – (continued)

Remember EVERYONE has now lawyered up, and remember the change of heart from “He’s clean!” to the “No Comment” response. Here’s what is being said by those in the “know”……… Auburn did not suspend Cam because the NCAA didn’t tell them to. They let Auburn make the decision and then after the fact will hammer them for doing something “they should not have done” Right now All Auburn cares about is beating Bama, winning the SEC getting Cam the Heisman, playing and perhaps winning the MNC, and marketing the hell out of their success..and deal with the NCAA later. And for those wondering why people thought Cam wouldn’t play… it’s because the president, the compliance dept and a couple of coaches all wanted to sit Cam. THAT is why so many people were sure Cam would sit. They knew what these guys were saying. HOWEVER, the AD, boosters and the rest of the coaches wanted to play him. It’s clear the president and the compliance dept weren’t being listened to. All of this is an exact repetition of what the SACS complained about in 2001-2004. It was only after strong urging from the Governor stressing to the accreditation board they were fixing the problem. Some Repair.

Now, take into account the similarities of the BoT and Colonial, and the ability to launder money through the various foundations becomes mind-boggling. Also don’t forget that McGregor is major gambling, betting houses, casino business, and is reportedly now the main money-man between the Boosters and Newton. Now are you starting to see what is so disturbing to both the FBI and the NCAA? In short, Major Gambling tied into illegal activities in College Athletics. Also don’t forget Saturday’s game with Georgia had the line pulled not once, but twice. Think inside information was being passed? This is not going to end well, and why so many are speculating Auburn’s dismissal from the SEC and ultimately Athletic Death Penalty. This is also the speculation as to why Mike Slive tried to drag his feet regarding the investigation hoping it would just go away. Now look at what is being reported in Sunday’s New York Times, specifically the quote…….

“But what could happen in the next few weeks is a nightmare script for the N.C.A.A., the SEC and college football. From the involvement of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to the gluttonous news media attention, the story is one of the most explosive in the history of college football.”

It looks like everyone has a lot of the same information, but from varying sources. This is the same guy that broke the Cam Cheating information a week ago. By the way, SUpposedly, some reporter sent out a blase e-mail to the Faculty or Student Body questioning Cam’s attendance in class. From his responses and subsequent notations, it seems Cam has been skipping the majority of classes according to those in the know.

I’m not sure how this will end, or the validity of what is being reported. But I can tell you most in Alabama think there is a major bomb getting ready to drop, and this is being reported on both sides. Whatever the outcome, this story sounds like something from a Grisham Novel, Huh?

Post Release Updates

NOVEMBER 17th, 2010

TMZ reports that the FBI is investigating relationships between Milton McGregor and the Newton Controversy. Specifically, the report states that FBI asked someone connected with the Newton Case if he was familiar with McGregor or his bribery trial.


Just after this hit the wires, RollTideTA of posts an e-mail he received from someone “in the know”. The e-mail contained the following:

“…The Feds have tape from wire taps made on McGregor and other prominent Auburn boosters from their investigation. The Newton’s were just shopping their talent’s to the wrong people at the wrong time and thus there is hard evidence available that incriminates everyone involved. It’s only a matter of time that all of this information becomes public.

FBI found out about Cam before the NCAA did while wiretapping Milton McGregor and others related to the casino/bingo indictments. They uncovered conversations with McGregor, Auburn and Cam’s uncle in Michigan. McGregor paid $250K to the uncle through a PAC and other hidden entities and the uncle funneled the money to Cecil.

The FBI gave this information to the NCAA sometime after the indictments were handed down. They had to sit on the information for 6 months until the grand jury indicted the men and women in the gambling deal. All of the wiretap information was sealed and that is why the delay in investigating. The NCAA had to go to Miss St to see if Cecil had solicited money from them as well. That is why Miss St is involved. They are basically connecting all of the dots. Miss St may be cleared because they told Cecil no. He then went to Auburn. The offer was on the table from McGregor but Cam wanted to play at Miss St and not Auburn. When Miss St declined to pay him, he went to where the money was… hence the comment, “The money was too much.” The FBI met with the Miss St coaches, John Bond and Bill Bell today to get their official statements.


Later in the day, ESPN reported Bill Bell received text from someone purportedly to represent the Newton Family outlining the payment schedule the family wanted in order to have his son play at MSU. Bell also handed over tape recordings of Cecil saying “’Dan Mullen is going to have to put a smile on my face if he thinks he’s going to get my son” – substantiating the “Make Me Smile” comments rumored shortly after MSU went public.


The final gem of the day came from TD Poster “Tuck”, on pg. 68 of Egg’s “Mega Thread”

some more goodness, not from BOL though:

The FBI has been investigating Colonial Bank and Louder for a number
of possible violations in the financial market crash which are
unrelated to AU. Part of the investigation involved gambling fraud
between McGregor and Colonial Bank. Something called the Rico Stature
allowed the justice department to set up wiretaps on Colonial Bank.
On the wiretaps the FBI found major AU recruiting infractions involving
Louder, McGregor, Dye, Trooper, boosters and others.
Here’s what they say the FBI has on tape and can prove AU did:

• The people above are on tape explaining who they paid and how they did it.
• It involves many AU players
• Providing unmarked Colonial Bank ATM cards to players to withdraw
money from secret accounts.
• Giving “slot machine cards” to the players, which now involves the
Alabama Gaming Commission.
• Provided improper loans to some of the families in our last and
current recruiting class.
• The NCAA “strongly” recommended that AU sit Cam for GA. game because
of the mounting evidence.
• President Grogue wanted to sit Cam but was overruled by Louder and
the Board of Trustees.
• Coach Chizik knows none of this and has been lied to by Jacobs.
• The people named above know the S%#& is going to hit the fan “big
time” and have decided “we’re going down” so lets win the title even
if they take it away later.
• Slive knew about this early and sat on the information and is also
in the “crosshairs” of the FBI..
• The corruption is so deep at the highest level (trustees) that AU
will be evicted from kicked out of the SEC.
• This will be revealed by the end of the week.

This post was edited on 11/17 at 6:08 p.m.


November 19th, 2010
1:08 pm

What UGAG fans wont admit is that they made ALL the same idiot comments about Urban Meyer and the “gimmick offense” that he was bringing to Florida from Utah.

And ever since, UGAG has been getting their Azzes kicked
up-down-the-field by Urban Meyer’s “gimmick offense.”


xRandy Shannonx

November 19th, 2010
1:24 pm

Do you have any reasons why Miami’s little run comes to an end Tony? No, you don’t. Keep hating on the Canes buddy.


November 19th, 2010
1:25 pm

Not sure what you are talking about, this bamadude.did you not see that it was his lawyer? da! No charges.


November 19th, 2010
1:28 pm

UGA has requested to talk with Muschamp.

au and incest

November 19th, 2010
1:30 pm

They go together like their football and cheating…inbred city

BAMA dude

November 19th, 2010
1:34 pm

Jack, what would they speak about with Muschamp? Richt is under contract and coaching. That’s a silly rumor.


November 19th, 2010
1:51 pm

Geez, I thought the rouges in Louisiana politics wrote the book on corruption – many Insurance Commissioners and Governor would up in the slammer – this takes the cake!


November 19th, 2010
1:55 pm

LMAO @ the Big 10 and this Wrigley Field crap. One endzone? What if somebody runs back an interception to the end with no endzone? Are they supposed to turn around and go the other way? If the SEC did something this incredibly stupid we’d be getting berated with redneck hillbilly jokes, and rightfully so. This is the dumbest thing I have ever seen.


November 19th, 2010
2:16 pm

gtne80 – Exactly. Coach Al better decide he likes some blitzin’…..if we don’t, that punk QB for Dook will embarrass us. And FSU will put it on Maryland; the turtles ain’t played anybody yet.


November 19th, 2010
2:18 pm

I’m amazed at the number of attorneys, FBI agents, and NCAA representatives that write stuff in this blog. I know it’s all true, and soon enough Auburn University, and probably the entire state of Alabama, will be wiped off the map. I’m glad I don’t own any property over there.

BAMA dude

November 19th, 2010
2:24 pm


• January, 2010 Byrne (MSU)reports to SEC

• SEC responds wanting more information, into allegations

• MSU waits because they are working on eligibility’s issues relating to their Basketball program, currently in season

• SEC contacts NCAA

• NCAA-SEC get with MSU

• During this time, the Church managed by Newton was in financial trouble and facing eviction but suddenly had enough cash to do extensive renovations to meet building codes.

• Newton’s father owned a small trucking company with two drivers. After Newton signed they were flushed with so many contracts that a dozen drivers were hired.

• OCTOBER 4TH, 2010. McGregor, Geddie, and others with political ties Lowder and Co. are indicted and arrested, based on taped conversations held during the previous 13 months.

• 10/21/2010 Dan Mullen goes on Rivals radio ASKED… how close were you to getting Cam at MSU …Dan Mullen: “thats a long long story …that be in the book.”

• Nov 4th, Bond releases statement “During the 2009 football season, I was contacted by a former football teammate, who represented to me that he was speaking for the Newton camp. He told me that Cam Newton wanted to play at Mississippi State, but that a specified payment would have to be made. I reported the conversation to the Mississippi State Athletic Department. I was told by the Athletic Department that Mississippi State would not respond to the overture that was made to me, and that Mississippi State would continue to recruit Cam Newton as it does any other football recruit.”

• MSU: “We are comfortable that representatives of Mississippi State University’s interests conducted themselves appropriately and in compliance with all NCAA by-laws. Mississippi State is committed to operating our athletics programs within the rules of the NCAA and Southeastern Conference, and we expect those affiliated with our program to continue to do the same.”

• Cecil Newton, the quarterback’s father, denied the allegations to “If Rogers tried to solicit money from Mississippi State, he did it on his own, without our knowledge,” he told the website.

• Chizik: “I’m standing up here on a very important week trying to defend something that quite frankly is garbage,” Chizik told reporters. “Is there a wizard behind the curtain? I don’t know. Is there one, is there two, are there 10? I don’t know and I don’t care. But what I do care about is coming to the defense of not only a great football player but a great human being who comes from a great family.”

• Nov 8th, reports that Newton was caught cheating three times at Florida.

• Nov 9th, Auburn AD called cheating allegations “sad”. “Cam is by all accounts a great kid.”

• Nov 9th,’s Joe Schad reported that “two sources who recruit for Mississippi State” said in separate phone conversations that Cam Newton’s decision to commit to a school “would be part of a pay-for-play” plan.

• FBI gets involved in the MSU portion of the investigation, as they are already well trenched in the Auburn/Lowder/McGregor and friends side.

• Nov 10th, Once the NCAA enforcement staff became involved, Mississippi State University cooperated fully with its investigation. MSU is confident the SEC office has managed this process consistent with its established procedures and the university is committed to the conference’s ongoing efforts to ensure compliance with SEC and NCAA rules.

• Nov 11th, “The SEC never received information from MSU about phone calls with the Newtons about pay for play,” SEC spokesman Charles Bloom said in an e-mail Thursday.

• Nov 11th, Bond releases a statement. “My story hasn’t changed. I absolutely talked with Kenny Rogers, and there are phone records that will show that.” Bond said he’s scheduled to meet with the FBI on Tuesday and plans to turn over his phone records and anything else they ask for at that point. He said the FBI reached out to his attorney earlier this week wanting to talk with him about the Newton situation, in particular if kids were being shopped out to colleges. That meeting was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but was postponed by the FBI until next Tuesday. “Until I speak with the FBI, I’d prefer not to say much more,”

• Nov 11th Rogers admits, after previously denying, that in fact Cecil Newton had asked for money to recruit his son to play at MSU.

• Nov 11th Bill Bell says he was contacted and asked for payment by Cecil Newton and he has been interviewed by the NCAA

• Nov 12th Jay Jacobs says “We aren’t commenting on it”

• Bond to meet FBI on November 16th, later said “This has nothing to do with Auburn, Absolutely nothing to do with Auburn. The FBI does not want anyone selling the right to players”

• Rodgers to meet with NCAA around November 16th

• Nov 12th, Cecil Newton admits to asking for money from MSU in exchange for Cam to play there.

• Nov 12th, ESPN reports that a source stated that he was contacted by an emotional Cam Newton stating his regret that he would not be playing for MSU, as his father had chosen Auburn because “the money was too much”.

• Nov 13th, Despite all of the above evidence, Auburn Still Plays Newton


November 19th, 2010
2:28 pm

Slive just pimp slapped Bruce Pearl (suspended for the first 8 conference games) but has stood motionless in regards to the Cam fiasco. I wonder why?

Both NCAA investigations are on-going. The difference is probably that Pearl admitted fault and threw himself on the mercy of the university and conference.

BAMA dude

November 19th, 2010
2:29 pm

I reported the 2:24 impostor.

BAMA dude

November 19th, 2010
2:30 pm

5IML, saw an interesting question posed on another blog: If Cecil tried for cash but Cam didn’t know (and is thus innocent), then why do they have the same lawyer?

Bo in North Carolina

November 19th, 2010
2:30 pm

Bill Clinton. Great post!

BAMA dude

November 19th, 2010
2:33 pm

I am a tattle-tail mama’s boy

BAMA dude

November 19th, 2010
2:42 pm

Cool, somebody’s going for a banning! Keep doing it, I’ll keep reporting it. March on!

Bill Clinton

November 19th, 2010
2:46 pm

@Bo in North Carolina

Uh, thanks… Which one?


November 19th, 2010
2:47 pm

Lies damn lies

The following link is for AU fans only!!!


November 19th, 2010
2:48 pm

@ Bama Dude

Because they are of modest means and can not afford two lawyers, cause they took no $$$$

For God’s sake our 6′6″ 255 lb quarterback rides a scooter…

BAMA dude

November 19th, 2010
2:59 pm


November 19th, 2010
2:48 pm
@ Bama Dude

Because they are of modest means and can not afford two lawyers, cause they took no $$$$

Even still, it would be very difficult to defend Cecil against possible criminal charges for representing Cam without his knowledge and using him in effort to extort money while at the same time defending Cam against knowing what his father did. Cecil admitted to trying for money without Cam’s knowledge.

Yeah but....

November 19th, 2010
3:04 pm

He rides a scooter. He must be innocent.

Yeah but....

November 19th, 2010
3:08 pm

Either that, or he can’t drive a car until he gets his traffic tickets in Florida cleared up.


November 19th, 2010
3:17 pm

It is well known that Cam drives a moped around campus. So much for all that money he has. That must be a fancy scooter to cost $200K – the supposed amount you delusional people THINK he has.

BUT let’s talk about that NEW Lincoln Navigator that Julio Jones. How does a college kid without a job afford a $70K SUV? And his parents have no money either. How about all those trips Julio makes IN his NAVI to the VictoryLand track where he’s been seen by his “BAMA” fans throwing hundreds on the dogs. Where is HE getting THAT kind of money? And it’s not hearsay when people have SEEN the boy with their own eyes at VictoryLand, rolling in a Navi and pitching money. Bet Bama fans don’t want to answer that and they WON’T answer it. You’re going to find ALOT of those paid politicians out of Montgomery are BAMA boosters and Julio is one of their benefactees!


November 19th, 2010
3:18 pm



November 19th, 2010
3:19 pm

Julio is getting the inside track on which dogs are juiced

BAMA dude

November 19th, 2010
3:20 pm


November 19th, 2010
3:17 pm
It is well known that Cam drives a moped around campus. So much for all that money he has. That must be a fancy scooter to cost $200K – the supposed amount you delusional people THINK he has.

I don’t think he got anything. All indications are at this point that Cecil asked for money but didn’t get it. The only question is whether Cam knew or he didn’t. If he did then he’s ineligible, if he didn’t then he MAY be OK depending on how the NCAA interprets their rules.

Blog Security

November 19th, 2010
3:22 pm

The Real BAMA dude,

Idiot Tech imposter blogger has taken over your name. This is your buddy as well as mine.Ran him off 1 blog already this morning. Anyone who post here will know the real from the fake using your name.Now he will change to another name.


November 19th, 2010
3:24 pm

damn cam – i will get his arse.

War Eagle!!!

November 19th, 2010
3:29 pm

War Eagle, fly through da hood
Ain’t got no classes, grades still be good
War Eagle, pays more than State
Sign up and don’t be late
Go! Go! Go!
Probation, comin’ again
Hit ‘em late, Hit ‘em late,
Clam up and spin, Hey!
War Eagle, cheat for Auburn,
Stepchild of Dixie Land!

Fan in Foley

November 19th, 2010
3:36 pm


What makes you think that Julio’s parents have “no money”? Do you just assume that all black kids are poor? I know Julio’s family. They do alright.

Joe Bob Thibodaux

November 19th, 2010
3:37 pm

……… L ………….

…………. S ……………

……………… U ……..>>>>


November 19th, 2010
3:39 pm


Please forward a pic of Julio at Victoryland in his brand new Navigator. As he was blatantly throwing money and flaunting his ill-gotten wealth, there must be over 100 camera phone pics. Is there a Victoryland near Tuscaloosa or did he drive to the one owned by the corrupt Auburn booster whose phones were tapped by the Feds? Isn’t that the same guy arrested and indicted by the Feds last month for buying votes? Isn’t that the same guy who donated $1M to Auburn in 2008? If so, you need to close your browser window and go find something else to do.

BTW, nice attempt at reflecting attention from the on-going Cam investigation. It didn’t work but, nice try anyway.