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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259 comments Add your comment

Fan in Foley

November 19th, 2010
3:43 pm

Then again, you do have “Aubie” right there in your name, huh?

http://radgeek.com/gt/2001/11/06/virulent_racism/

whiteworld

November 19th, 2010
3:52 pm

Seems like it’s always a black man getting the blame.Just cause our boy is bigger and better than white as snow Tebow.Spin it how you want it we know Cam is better.

BAMA dude

November 19th, 2010
3:59 pm

whiteworld

November 19th, 2010
3:52 pm
Seems like it’s always a black man getting the blame.Just cause our boy is bigger and better than white as snow Tebow.Spin it how you want it we know Cam is better.

:lol: :roll: :lol:

Ed

November 19th, 2010
4:17 pm

StatesBurr: how can such a long and exhaustive historical portrayal of everything dirty about Auburn not include mention of the football coach and the Chancellor’s daughter?

Class of '98

November 19th, 2010
4:22 pm

ahhhh, Tech fans. Living vicariously through Florida for 20 years.

secfootball

November 19th, 2010
4:24 pm

There it is.i was curious how long it would take the race card to come into play.No doubt,auburn walks now.lol,NOT this time buddy.

npgator

November 19th, 2010
4:48 pm

Gators will roll tomorrow book it!

Andy S

November 19th, 2010
4:50 pm

Einsteindawg

November 19th, 2010
5:09 pm

Mr. College Football, let me be the first to offer congrats on a perfect slate of winners. You are the man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Einsteindawg

November 19th, 2010
5:24 pm

Tony, do I get points for being last?

The BCS

November 19th, 2010
5:24 pm

I don’t remember telling anyone that “every game counts”. Sounds like hyperbole to me.

Cheezy

November 19th, 2010
5:33 pm

Einsteindawg,

I think you get 1 less point than for being first. :-)

Cheezy

November 19th, 2010
5:37 pm

I heard about the game at Wrigley being played to a single end-zone. How many of you think that will end well?

Einsteindawg

November 19th, 2010
5:46 pm

I think it will go OK until the fans start singing “Take Me Out To The Ballpark” at the end of the third quarter.

Cheezy

November 19th, 2010
5:59 pm

Surely if you intercept a potential pick-6, you don’t have to turn around and run the other way? ;-)

Dirty Dawg

November 19th, 2010
6:03 pm

With everybody now ‘lawyered up’, we have to ‘read between the lines of lawyer-speak. The Newton’s guy says that he’s a ‘million percent certain’ that Cam hasn’t received any money…didn’t seem to go that far with Momma and Daddy…of course those that have been actually following this would have then asked, ‘How about the uncle in Michigan that got $250 thousand sent to him? Is he just ‘holding Cam’s share in escrow?…and does that mean that the uncle gets the extra $50 grand as ‘handling charges’?’ Folks, the FBI’s got all the crap on wire-taps – primarily on ‘Uncle Milty’ McGregor

Boys and girls, this thing is gonna bring down, at least, one SEC program. I just hope that the NCAA doesn’t put the whole Conference on probation or something.

LOVE TO SKI

November 19th, 2010
6:52 pm

I still don’t know who shot JR!!!!!!

tech1628

November 19th, 2010
6:53 pm

Hey when we win this week against Duke, we’re bowl eligible baby. We roll against the Dukies, say 38-14. Then on to the war within the state. I am not confident against UGA because Murray and A.J. will probably take us apart. Hate to be negative but just calling it like I see it. We have no weapons with Nesbitt out and the defense reeks. RECRUIT DEFENSE!!

Barnhart Believer

November 19th, 2010
6:59 pm

Tony: Agree with you except I think Ohio State will beat Iowa. Also, GT will be very lucky to be Duke if the play like they did recently against Clemson and Miami. If they
play like they did against VT, they should win.

Rufus

November 19th, 2010
7:22 pm

I’m a Tech grad, but I’m picking Duke this time. Our defense couldn’t stop Grandma in a rockin’ chair.

Allen

November 19th, 2010
7:40 pm

GTech will choke and look like Linda Lovelace. Fla will win but look bad doing it. Cam will take auburn down and go on to make millions,

Cheezy

November 19th, 2010
8:01 pm

Ms. L never choked.

Cheezy

November 19th, 2010
8:02 pm

Atlanta Gator

November 19th, 2010
9:03 pm

Well, that’s an hour of my life which I’m never going to get back. If any substantial portions of the facts asserted in those extended blog posts are true, a lot more than stars are going to fall on the State of Alabama. I’m already for cover here in Atlanta, because the s**t is going to fly!

On the other hand, it could just be another dime novel conspiracy theory. Who knows?

The Shadow?

Upset Special

November 19th, 2010
9:30 pm

Next weeks upset special:

Georgia Tech 38, Georgia 27.

Buh bye, dawgturds. Buh bye, Mark Richt.

Huh

November 20th, 2010
12:34 am

Why do UGA fans care so much about Auburn and Cam Newton? Is it because they beat you?

Nothing good will come of Auburn/Newton being guilty. It will give the SEC a black eye, and will hurt all SEC schools and fans alike.

It seems as thought UGA fans want Cam to be guilty so that you will have some excuse that you can point to as to why Auburn won. It’s sad.

The game is a week old…move on. Concentrate on GT and going to a bowl.

And no…I’m not an Auburn or GT fan.

StatesBurr

November 20th, 2010
2:58 am

Have you been to the LSU, UT, ARK, Florida, etc… blogs?? I can assure you its not only Georgia.

Get your head out of the sandy plains…..

tohuh

November 20th, 2010
5:38 am

NO! it is called doing the right thing.Look at all the honest guys who were good but did not pull this type of junk.Jay Barker,Tebow,Manning, David Greene….ext Auburn knew this guy and his past but rolled the dice anyway.I would just like to see the truth,either way.

Thomas Paine

November 20th, 2010
8:14 am

Wouldn’t this be a good time to take an in-depth look at UGA and have a serious discussion about the problems at UGA and why the arrest rate of players is the highest in the country? it’s common knowledge that UGA is a party school, but have any dawgtard players every actually graduated with a real degree? Jan Kemp exposed the school and the coaches almost three decades ago, but there is no sign that anything has improved; if anything, the arrest rate shows that things are getting more outrageous every year while the clueless Mark Richt has absolutely no control over his players. And then there is the infamous “red panties” incident that will haunt UGA for decades.

UGA has become a major embarrassment to all Georgians, and we want some answers starting now.

Vol V Master

November 20th, 2010
8:21 am

Auburn and alabama—cheating their way to titles in the most backward state in America!

One Nation Under educated

November 20th, 2010
8:23 am

Lets make a wild fantasy movie about college football in the state of Alabama. The plot can be crazy, like they play 8 home games apiece – and we can run the SEC Referee’s Office out of Birmingham! And a big banker uses TARP money in one of the poorest states, and, yeah, gives it to a dog track, and a gambling casino, then bails and leaves you & me the taxpayer holding the bag! And the gambling casino uses that money to pay for professional players!

But that would be a documentary……… …

StatesBurr

November 20th, 2010
8:55 am

Thomas Paine: Thats all you can come up with??? Nice scoop…

A few arrests, a 30 year old news story and the infamous red panties that will “haunt Georgia for decades…please.

Even my loud Auburn friends are now quiet…..

WOLLEY STEKCAJ

November 20th, 2010
8:59 am

How far have we fallen at Tech when we are predicted to beat Duke by 7 at home, but should be careful ’cause Duke just might take us. Think about who Tech has beaten this year: SC State, Middle Tenn., NC with 11 players suspended at the time, Virginia who sucks more than we do, just by an inch!, and Weak Forest who has been crushed by everyone else. Johnson will be fired in three years beacuse he refuses to adjust , while our competition has adjusted and has learned to stop this gimic offense. Just wait until next year when all of the players are his recruits. Georgia will crush us next week and Johson will say” The Georgia game does not define our season!” and he will say it with an arrogance that is not available for a non elite program that we have at Tech. Johnson states his players are not executing this year,who is responsible for getting them in position to execute, I guess everyone but the head coach.

Paul Johnson or Bill Lewis, looks like the same to me.

Volz 02

November 20th, 2010
9:34 am

@51ML

Aubie is correct about Julio beeing seen at VictoryLand. I had actually forgotten about an incident that happened this summer until the FBI/McGregor saga surfaced a few weeks ago. I work at Hyundai in Montgomery and a group of young men got together and went to the track one weekend. That Monday that came back to work excited that they had seen Julio, they’re “man-crush”. These are rabid Tide fans and one of them did indeed have a cell phone he was passing around with a pic. I glanced at it. It was small, but it sure looked like him to me. Just sayin…and VictoryLand is only a few hours drive from Foley and Tuscaloosa – an easy drive for anyone. McGregor may be an Auburn booster but most of the local politicians he was paying for casino votes, etc, are Bama supporters. I don’t know about the Navigator but Julio HAS been seen at the track. If anyone kept photos or have them posted to their Facebook, you can be sure they’re gone now. Bama fans wouldn’t want that info kind of evidence leaking out.

We sucked this year but I hope Auburn can make it to the National Title for another SEC Champ!

Volz 02

November 20th, 2010
9:40 am

@ Vol V Master

Why the bad mouthing over Alabama. I’m proud of Tennessee but I don’t see how the citizens any different. We’re both southern states with overall good qualities of life. Knoxville and the Smokies are great entertainment and does offer a bit more for tourists but I’ve made alot of good friends locally and the people here are every bit as normal as those from my home state.

Stinger

November 20th, 2010
9:51 am

Is baby Murray still crying cause he got tackled too hard at Auburn? Poor little baby, perhaps he should play flag football if he can’t take the hits. The jackets will put some major hits on his AZZ.

GDBurdell

November 20th, 2010
10:43 am

HAHAHAAAAAAA

Teck is going down!!!

DUKE is going to beat the nerds in their own house

AU Engineer

November 20th, 2010
11:50 am

Mr. Barnhart:

Now that 3 major newspapers in Alabama have reported that “multiple sources” have confirmed the Milton McGregor wiretaps have nothing on them regarding Cam Newton (or Auburn), are you going to be fair and write a column about this? You said that you had a Cam free zone, then immediately reported the TMZ story, which was apparently based on a single source (an LSU blog site).

Of all the Cam scandal stories floating out there, the scurrilous McGregor story has been the most ludicrous of all, and has zero evidence. Yet, for you it is a potential game changer.

Tony, there are an estimated 36,000 Auburn alumni working in Atlanta. We are waiting.

$cam_Newton

November 20th, 2010
12:44 pm

hey PAUL IN DESTIN -” them jock sniffers pay real well $$$$$$ “

Cheezy

November 20th, 2010
1:07 pm

@AU Engineer

Tony only posts on this blog on weekdays. Do you really want Tony to write about every denial, or do you want him to stop writing about Cam Newton? Make up your mind.

Cheezy

November 20th, 2010
1:12 pm

@Volz 02

Is there some particular reason why Julio Jones is not allowed to go to VictoryLand? I mean, aside from it’s having been shut down?

MikeP

November 20th, 2010
2:13 pm

Whynot
November 19th, 2010
8:41 am

keep talking about Cam? The situation reeks with lies from the Newtons!
They live in Georgia,FACT! They were at the Ole Miss vs Miss State game together,FACT! But we are to believe they went their separate ways after the football game and were not together when some of these talks about money occurred? Give me a break.

That makes great sense! The Newton family lives in Georgia and attended a game in Mississippi together. Clearly, it follows that Auburn paid for Cam Newton’s services. Congratulations sir, your logic is impeccable.

Cheezy

November 20th, 2010
2:40 pm

You really knocked that straw-man over Mike.

Nice work.

tim

November 20th, 2010
2:55 pm

Tony please remind the blue carpet boys what happened when zoro zebransky hero of the fiesta bowl rolled into sanford satdium. This is the SEC.

Nick Fairly

November 20th, 2010
3:15 pm

I can’t wait to spear someone else in the back when they’re not looking. I currently attend the University of Thugville on the plains of Alabama, because they’re the only school that would offer me a scholarship knowing full well I like to play dirty. Heck I have a pair of brass knuckles in my cup and when the Center isn’t looking I pull them out and beat the guy over the head with them after I’ve punched him in the stomach. Gene Chizik also loves me because I don’t play by the rules. Gene use to be a Blood, before he switched over to the Crips.

Come visit the state of Alabama we have less brains than they do in Tennessee, if you can believe that.

Duke beats Tech by 2 TD’s! LOL.

AU Engineer

November 20th, 2010
3:54 pm

@Cheezy

All we Auburn graduates want is some fair coverage in this case instead of constant reports that tend to leave out substantive information or are written with lots of hypothetical scenarios that inevitably end up slandering people without any real evidence.

If it is shown that Cam knew that his father was discussing money with the MSU boosters, then Cam will be declared ineligible to play football at Auburn – period. Auburn fans understand this.

Auburn’s compliance officer is a former NCAA attorney. In July 2010, Auburn sat down with the SEC and the school was cleared to play Cam based upon the facts of the case. We also know that MSU was 6 months late in providing details about to the case to the SEC, and we now know that Cecil Newton has admitted that he discussed money with some MSU boosters.

Thursday night before the Auburn-Georgia game the AU staff, the Newton family, and the NCAA met, and Cam was cleared to play football based upon the NCAA’s current belief that Cam did not know about the money discussions between Cecil and the MSU boosters. That is where we are today. Cecil has turned over his personal financial records and his church’s financial records to the NCAA.

Mr. Barnhart has run a TMZ story that is literally based upon nothing – -it is so far from reality that it is not even a potential story – - it is demonstrably 100% fiction. Milton McGregor has nothing to do with Cam Newton or his recruiting. A coupls of years ago, Mr. McGregor gave Auburn University $1 million – just like he gave Troy University $1 million. So what? All SEC universities have rich people that donate money. Does that mean the donors should be suspected for buying football players?

Mr. Barnhart, as an honest writer with a wide audience, you need to write a follow-up if you are going to link Milton McGregor to Cam Newton.

Volz 02

November 20th, 2010
6:01 pm

Cheezy…there’s no reason Julio Jones cannot visit the dog track and make bets. I was just commenting to 51ML who said “prove Julio was there”. Well, I for one have seen a cell phone photo that does place Julio at the track. Cam Newton is not the reason the FBI is involved. Their involvement is towards McGregor, the track owner who just happens to be an AU booster but the reason for FBI involvment is due to the corruption between the dogtrack and politicians – the buying of votes at the capitol to purchase votes that benefits track/casino gambling. The FBI’s involvement is NOT due to Cam Newton.

I’m not going to go postal on Auburn as our own Pearl was sanctioned by the NCAA and suspended for the first 8 games. What I see is a corrupt political system within Alabama and having lived here in Montgomery for a few years now I can see how this all this political buddy system evolved. I only know a few AU fans – Montgomery has a predominant Alabama fan base and that reaches to the politicians as well. While the Roll Tide Nation is celebrating the investigation that Auburn is experiencing, they REALLY should be worried about the corrupt politicians that may be affiliated to Bama.

TampaGator

November 20th, 2010
7:04 pm

Sorry…Mike….I guess the Gators haven’t quit on the season just yet…especially with FSU coming up next week.

The final score could have been 100-10 Gators over App. State if Meyer had not called off the dogs. The Noles are next. Make or break game for a decent season and a probable Outback Bowl bid. Gator fans will take that this season…and then back into the BCS next year.

jumbeauxtiger

November 20th, 2010
7:46 pm

TampaGator,

I believe the Gators will go to the Gator Bowl. Nevertheless a win over the ‘Noles would be a good way to end the season.

As far as the BCS next season, who knows. As we found out this season nothing is a sure shot in the SEC.

Cheezy

November 20th, 2010
10:49 pm

Looks like Mr. Football was right about Coach Nutt. MSU is giving Arky all they want too.