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

Saint Simons

November 19th, 2010
7:58 am

(((( 49 – 31 ))))

HAHAHAHAHAHA

Jimmy Pritchard

November 19th, 2010
7:58 am

Tony, leading your column with a bogus and already-debunked TMZ “report” yesterday was one of the worst and dumbest things you’ve ever done. 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 should–and you do–know better.

Mr. Football

November 19th, 2010
8:00 am

What? No upset special for Florida?

Just kiddin’!!!

Or… Am I?

Mr. Football

November 19th, 2010
8:02 am

I agree Jimmy Pritchard.

How is this ever going to get swept under the rug if everyone keeps talking about it?

Disgusting!

MURPHY

November 19th, 2010
8:04 am

Nebraska and Duke win.

LSU goes down next week against Hogs.

Troy at Carolina-Lattimore-no more than 10-12 carries.Spurrier will rest him.

Beast from the East

November 19th, 2010
8:08 am

Could be several upsets this weekend. I could see Tech getting beat, UF getting beat, SC getting beat, Virginia Tech getting beat, etc. Hope I’m wrong about the Gators but let’s face it, the season is a wash. All they have left to play for is possible bragging rights over the Noles next week. Sigh……

KidRay

November 19th, 2010
8:11 am

agrees also Pritchard…TB linking to a TMZ article??? Awful job. Whats next, a Gossip Girl-like voice over

Mr. Football

November 19th, 2010
8:11 am

@Beast from the East

What they have to play for is next year. This could be a very important game for that reason alone.

Jake

November 19th, 2010
8:11 am

I hope App State makes a good game of it. Remember,, the boys from Boone NC went to the Big House two years ago and pulled one off.

Beast from the East

November 19th, 2010
8:14 am

Mr. Football,
I agree but it’s the players that have to have that mindset…….not the fans. Did not look too inspired last week when they did have something left to play for THIS season.

Beast from the East

November 19th, 2010
8:15 am

You guys have fun debating the ongoing saga of Mr. Newton. I’m off to the salt mine.

Mr. Football

November 19th, 2010
8:16 am

BftE,

Meh… Give the OBC his due. He’s got himself a pretty good ball team this year.

MURPHY

November 19th, 2010
8:22 am

Beast,

UF will throttle App St. Urban wont allow this team to take another week off.

Dawg_Mike

November 19th, 2010
8:29 am

T-
We will take a break from $cam Newton if you will…oops.

tim

November 19th, 2010
8:32 am

App State will beat UF because the Gators have already quit on this season…..

gtne80

November 19th, 2010
8:32 am

Groh needs to dial up some blitzes early and often. Load the box and come from every angle. Put Renfree on his can 2 out of every 3 plays in the first quarter. If we lay back and play “bend-don’t-break” defense, it will be another long and embarrassing day on the Flats.

Lahlon_Gator

November 19th, 2010
8:34 am

Mr. Football,

The real question is when will Urban recognize his OC has to go?

I ain't write

November 19th, 2010
8:35 am

OK OK I will give you my best hunch about what went down at Auburn. But. It ain’t gonna be free this time. After all, there ain’t no free hunches.

Ack

November 19th, 2010
8:36 am

After being used as a primary source in the journalistic mainstream, TMZ is now Tony’s Main Zealot.

EDawg71

November 19th, 2010
8:37 am

Everyone slamming TMZ, they broke the Tiger Woods story right? How’d that turn out for El Tigre???

big hoss

November 19th, 2010
8:38 am

Jackets stomp the Dukies and then stomp the hated and red neck Dawgs asses in front of 80,000 laying down and puking Wal Mart attire wearing, snuff dipping, tobacco chewing “fans”. The most prominent graduate from THUGA was and will always be Junion Samples. Jackets–kick their sorry red neck asses.

Jethro Bodeen

November 19th, 2010
8:38 am

Georgia Tech loses to Duke. We have a dog named Duke! Tech couldn’t beat Potts School right now! Duke our blood hound run off that blue tick hound many a times! I think Vandy will upset the Vols!

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.

david

November 19th, 2010
8:45 am

The Miami game is going to be a lot closer, Va Tech still has issues with the running game.

Sandman053

November 19th, 2010
8:46 am

Still trying to figure out who Junion Samples is???

Mr. Football

November 19th, 2010
8:49 am

2010 has not been a very good year for football. Top tier teams are all down this season. This will be remembered as a year in which mediocrity passed itself off as excellence. It happens sometimes. It happened in 1984.

Oh well… There’s always next year.

Paul N Destin

November 19th, 2010
8:50 am

Cam is only a small part of the issue at Auburn. When this thing ends in about 2 months your jaws will drop. Cam will play the rest of the year but again he’s just a sideshow for the real problems Auburn has due to the SOS bunch of jock sniffers that run that program and have for years. Auburn folks get up each day trying to catch Alabama but go to bed just being Auburn…again. The 2009 NC for Bama and the 2008 success just sent these boosters over the hill and they got caught by accident due by the FBI probe into the gambling and the tarp fund loss at Colonial. Tony is correct in that you need to get something new to talk about now but in the end you will have much to discuss. I don’t think you have many colleges where the jock sniffers boosters run the school but Auburn is and always has been the exception.

EDawg71

November 19th, 2010
8:50 am

Good call Mr. Football.

DawginLex

November 19th, 2010
8:51 am

Winners

Tech
SC
florida
Miami
FSU
LSU
Arkansas
Tennessee
Ohio state
Nebraska

jumbeauxtiger

November 19th, 2010
8:52 am

Murph, we’re not worred about the Hogs yet. We can’t afford to slip up against Nutt and Company.

Mr. Football

November 19th, 2010
8:55 am

@jumbeauxtiger

Good point. There are more than a few good football teams that have been burned by underestimating Coach Nutt.

Mike

November 19th, 2010
8:59 am

Maryland’s ACC wins this year have come against teams that are a combined 6-20 in the ACC. They haven’t beaten a team with a winning record all year.

FSU rolls!

secfootball

November 19th, 2010
9:00 am

@Paul N Destin – Well put! Yes,Cam will keep playing and this will keep going into 2011.They(NCAA/FBI) are all over it so it will be taken care of in time.Nothing is going to change next week or the week after.But when it comes it will be quick and devastating.Enjoy it for now TIGERS.

MURPHY

November 19th, 2010
9:01 am

jumbeauxtiger,

I understand-I just dont think Ole Miss can put 4 qtrs together on anyone,maybe not even 2 qtrs. Understand this though-I would much rather see yall in the SEC Game rather than Auburn.Im not pulling against yall just think Ark presents alot of issue for your Tiger team-Good luck

destin dawg

November 19th, 2010
9:03 am

Go GT .. beat Duke and get bowl eligible…. not so much next weekend though… Go Dawgs beat Tech !!!!!

JB

November 19th, 2010
9:03 am

If Tech does not beat Duke, the Honeymoon for Johnson will “officially” over. That team has little talent and no depth and no help coming. Yes, Tech always recruits a plum or two, but two deep on the the OL and DL they ain’t. No wide receivers on the roster to speak of. And next year, A new QB, none of which were recruited by hardly anyone. Not bashing, just facts. My Bulldogs have problems also…

Dawg Gonnit

November 19th, 2010
9:03 am

4-Team Parlay of the Week:
Tech easily over Duke.
Florida rolls over App St.
Ark has no problems at all.
Watch Nebraska steamroll A&M.

3rdN8

November 19th, 2010
9:03 am

Now that we survived GEORGIA STATE (still can’t believe that game was scheduled), time for the big one.

No disrepect to Bill Curry, as a coach or a person….but there are high school teams in this area who I really believe would have played as well…..Hoover comes to mind.

Maybe in 2019, when the Auburn investigation is winding down, the NCCA will legislate a “pick on your own size” rule.

USC GAMEC0CK

November 19th, 2010
9:04 am

HA! There is a new “BEAST of the EAST”…

USC!

C0CKS whip Troy, Clempson and then get revenge on Awbarn for their first ever SEC Championship….book it Dano.

Worm

November 19th, 2010
9:05 am

Pritchard, This thing is not gonna’ end well and it’s not going away anytime soon..Cam might make the iron bowl, but a bowl game is OUT!..I’m around these blogs alot, so feel free to call me out if I’m wrong..

Mr. Football

November 19th, 2010
9:05 am

It would be nice if we could put this NCAA investigation behind us sooner, rather than later.

Unfortunately, a fair and thorough investigation takes time. It takes too much time to close the case before this season ends. We’ll just have to sit back and let it play out — we have no choice.

BAMA dude

November 19th, 2010
9:06 am

Slow week for forecasting fearlessly- not much good football action Saturday. I do think Florida does a lot better than seven against Appy State though.

3rdN8

November 19th, 2010
9:08 am

jumbeauxtiger

Usually, I think Ole Miss has a good chance with LSU. Not this year. LSU is peaking at the right time, and nothing the Right Reverend Nutt has done this year has worked.

Also….I think Nutt may have pooped (can you say that?) in his nest going forward. If I’m an Ole Miss player (or prospect), I’d look with a jaundiced eye at a coach who would bring in a convicted player in the summer, and start him over guys who had worked all year.

But then….we are family…..right Coach Nutt?

ratherBgambling

November 19th, 2010
9:08 am

Boring slate of games when tony puts the UF v APP St game in his forecast.

BUZZ ME

November 19th, 2010
9:09 am

Our game vs. Duke will be very very close with JAckets either holding on or making a miracle play to win it

BAMA dude

November 19th, 2010
9:10 am

3rdn8, that game was good for both sides. Walk-ons and other kids that would otherwise never see the field for Bama got to play, including the Bryant Scholarship recipient while the key players stayed fresh for the Iron Bowl. GSU got a paycheck that they desperately need to build their program and those kids get to tell their grandchildren about the time they went into BDS and played the defending national champs.

secfootball

November 19th, 2010
9:13 am

Spot on BAMA dude, Win/Win!

Uh oh for Auburn

November 19th, 2010
9:14 am

Paul in Destin has called it. The corruption at Auburn goes so deep that when the investigation is finished, Auburn will likely get the death penalty. Cam Newton is just the tip of the iceberg.

Mr. Football

November 19th, 2010
9:15 am

It’s great for the SC fans that Spurrier has a shot at winning their first SEC Championship. South Carolina is without doubt the best team in the SEC East, and they might pull off the upset, but they aren’t the second best team in the SEC this year. They out-played Bama straight up, but based on their entire body of work, they would be ranked Number 5 if they were in the SEC West Division.

Driving Ms Dooley

November 19th, 2010
9:15 am

TB givin some love to Troy and Appy State. Not enough love to pull the actual upset, but I like the scores on both of these. Wouldn’t it be neat if Florida went down to Troy?

3rdN8

November 19th, 2010
9:15 am

The pay-for-play stuff is growing legs…..several of them. It isn’t all aimed at Cam Newton or any particular university either. Some guy in Louisiana must have a huge interest in the Newton case, he put together this dissertation on the subject. If you have a couple of hours to kill, it is an interesting read.

http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/messagetopic.asp?p=22778676

timthebrave

November 19th, 2010
9:17 am

I think you are wrong on Nebraska, Ohio State and Florida State

BAMA dude

November 19th, 2010
9:18 am

3rdn8, check yesterday’s blog. That post was discussed ad nauseum.

Scorekeeper

November 19th, 2010
9:19 am

Tech 34, Dawgtards 27.

Mr. Football

November 19th, 2010
9:19 am

Why would Florida “go down to Troy”?

Troy is North of Gainesville, if I’m not mistaken. So then, if they actually wanted to go to Troy for some reason, they’d be going “up” to Troy, wouldn’t they?

I don’t want you driving my car! ;-)

Paul in RDU

November 19th, 2010
9:21 am

I agree with most of Tony’s picks except two.
FSU rolls over MD
Nebraska over A&M
In the GT-Duke game, take the over (60 1/2)

3rdN8

November 19th, 2010
9:21 am

BAMA dude

Guess what you’re telling me is: this ain’t late breaking news

Sorry about that…I was traveling yesterday.

MURPHY

November 19th, 2010
9:21 am

Worm,

I cant figure this Cam deal out.Just when you think the poo-poo is about to hit the fan,the stories or rumors come up blank.Nothing with the wire taps,Newton lawyer one-million % sure no money exchanged hands.Im getting off this band -wagon untill the FBI or NCAA finds proof of wrong doing.

Don

November 19th, 2010
9:23 am

Have to visit MR SEC to find out that St. Nick says:’Bad for college football’ if Cam Newton can’t play in Iron Bowl. Could not find this in Mr. Football’s work so it is true the SEC rules – nothing else matters and all others are pretenders and frauds like Utah, Oregon,TCU and Boise – geez GMAFB

BAMA dude

November 19th, 2010
9:24 am

Buck Futt, I wouldn’t get too carried away. Fact is that Bobby Lowder and Milton McGregor are both being investigated by the FBI. If Lowder goes down you can bet the University will be affected.

Paul in RDU

November 19th, 2010
9:25 am

What would be an interesting game is if South Carolina was playing the “other Trojans” – the one with Lane Kiffin as head coach.

Driving Ms Dooley

November 19th, 2010
9:25 am

@ Mr.Football:
Good point. There are more than a few good football teams that have been burned by underestimating Coach Nutt

Did you see last weeks Ole Miss game? He gave up half a hundred to a rag-tag group of true freshmen and some left overs. How can you underestimate a guy like that?

Mr. Football

November 19th, 2010
9:25 am

@MURPHY

Surely this isn’t the first NCAA investigation that you’ve ever witnessed? The NCAA isn’t going to update the news media on the progress of the investigation until the investigation is completed. Partial leaks and innuendo are all that we’ll get until an official announcement is made. I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for that to happen.

3rdN8

November 19th, 2010
9:26 am

Buck Futt

You might be surprised to learn….

maybe I should stop right there.

Anyway, you might be surprised to learn that many Bama fans (myself included) do not want this investigation to go badly for Auburn. This stuff is bad for everyone. I hope it all goes away before the Iron Bowl, and that AU brings a healthy, FULL roster into BDS.

Mr. Football

November 19th, 2010
9:27 am

@Driving Ms Dooley

Ask Urban Meyer.

Mr. Football

November 19th, 2010
9:28 am

Or Tommy Tuberville…

Mr. Football

November 19th, 2010
9:28 am

Or Les Miles…

Waldy Butz

November 19th, 2010
9:33 am

I still remember all the SEC East fans laughing when
SC hired Spurrier. They said he could not get the players
in Columbia.
He may not have better players than the rest of the East
but he is a much better coach than all the others.

Rep. Corinne Brown

November 19th, 2010
9:33 am

I’m not even a Georgia fan, but I think I speak for everyone who reads this blog in saying, SAINT SIMONS IS A MORON!

Van Vanwinkle

November 19th, 2010
9:34 am

This week’s Losers in the ACC and SEC http://vansvanquished.blogspot.com/

Rep. Corinne Brown

November 19th, 2010
9:35 am

Go Gata! HaHaHaHa…..Moron.

3rdN8

November 19th, 2010
9:35 am

BAMA dude

I don’t disagree with you re: the positive aspects of the Bama-GaState game. I just don’t think those types of games should count as official.

What I’d like to see is the NCCA sanction a “Pre-season” where teams can schedule two games like that to get ready for the real schedule. That way, everyone wins.

Mr. Football

November 19th, 2010
9:35 am

@Buck Futt

I’ve heard people refer to LSU fans as Corndogs, but I’ve never heard them called “bammies”.

That’s a new one on me. Then again, I don’t speak Cajun.

3rdN8

November 19th, 2010
9:39 am

For the record, I’m not remotely familiar with Milton McGregor.

However, I’m quite sure his future roommate (Mr. Ben Dover) will become very familiar.

TheItalianDawg

November 19th, 2010
9:39 am

Tony, do you really believe Tech will beat Duke? Duke will win

T3

November 19th, 2010
9:40 am

GT vs Duke
**********
GT wins in a BEATDOWN.

Miami vs VT
***********
I have previously posted that Miami will DESTROY VT.

And more importantly, VT will be so beat-up after the Miami game
that VT will lose in an upset to UVA in Blacksburg on Nov 27th.

FSU vs Maryland
***************
Maryland lost to Miami 26-21.
FSU obliterated Miami 45-17
FSU wins in a BEATDOWN.

Iowa vs Ohio State
******************
The Big10 WILL DO “anything” necessary to make
sure that Ohio State reaches a BCS bowl game.
Look for LOTS of HOLDING and Pass Interference calls on Iowa.

Nebraska vs TXAM
****************
Big 12 WILL DO “anything” they can to screw Nebraska.
I expect to see Nebraska get screwed again by the Big12
and TXAM to win.

Not even mentioned by Barnhart:

NCST at UNC
***********
A must win for NCST to get a shot at the ACC-CG.

A win for NCST sets up NCST vs Duke on Nov 27th to
determine whether NCST or FSU wins the ACC-Atlantic

Stanford at Cal: The “BIG GAME”
*******************************
Cal almost upset Oregon.
Oregon destroyed Stanford.
Cal might just pull off the biggest upset of the weekend.

Mr. Football

November 19th, 2010
9:41 am

@Buck Futt

When did anyone make the claim that Milton McGregor had a personal relationship with Cam Newton? He’s pretty high up the food chain to play the part of bag man, don’t you think?

I wouldn’t pay too much attention to lawyer’s denials of charges for which their clients have not been accused. It’s probably safe to say that McGregor was not on the grassy knoll the day that JFK was shot either. So what?

3rdN8

November 19th, 2010
9:44 am

Word out of Birmingham this morning: “Cecil Newton implicated in snatching the Lindbergh baby”.

Paul in RDU

November 19th, 2010
9:46 am

NCSU’s final game on 11/27 is against MD. UNC plays Duke that day.

Flag Boy

November 19th, 2010
9:47 am

How’s that Joshua Nesbitt for Heisman campaign going???

BAMA dude

November 19th, 2010
9:47 am

3rdn8, they don’t for all intents and purposes. It used to be that FCS games didn’t count at all toward bowl eligibility for the FBS team, but they changed it to allow one win when some mediocre programs started scheduling the patsies of the FBS division instead. The FCS schools obviously didn’t like this because it cost them some big paychecks. To me, it just proves that there are too many bowls.

Chad

November 19th, 2010
9:50 am

I’m picking the fridge too. just grabbed some oj and a waffle

Dontavius Supremo

November 19th, 2010
9:51 am

Lousy weekend for football overall, but take heart: it’s almost over. For one, I don’t want a replay of the season for Ga. Tech or UGA, or Tennessee, my three faves. Let’s look forward to 2011. Meanwhile, I’ll turn my thougts to pro football and the Atlanta Falcons. They are a candle in an otherwise dismal year.

3rdN8

November 19th, 2010
9:51 am

Why this is not a very long stretch…..

McGregor is a seedy guy…..that is a documented fact. Even his wife, and granddaughter have verified it.

Mayor Larry Langford amazingly “wins” 500+ jackpots at a McGregor Bingo Casino. Coincidentally, this occurred at a time when McGregor (the seedy) needed Langford’s (the greedy) support for some gambling legislation.

That casino is only 30 miles from all of the loving athletes at AU. McGregor is a AU booster.

None of this proves anything, but it is understandable why these questions are being asked.

Rex

November 19th, 2010
9:51 am

Duke pulls the upset and sends Yech back into crappy ACC obscurity where they belong. Bye bye Coach Moobs!!!!

Mike

November 19th, 2010
9:51 am

How’s that were going to win the sec east and beat Fla this year going.

Mr. Football

November 19th, 2010
9:52 am

@BAMA dude

I couldn’t agree more. I’d rather see the bowl games require teams to have 8 or more wins to participate and let the other teams schedule their own local, post-season exhibition games so that all of the FBS teams could benefit from the extended practices that now come only with a bowl game.

BAMA dude

November 19th, 2010
9:53 am

Buck Futt,
This is what I would be concerned about if I were an Aubie. Lowder nearly lost the school their SACS accreditation in 2003 because they felt that he was afforded too much power and that his intermingling bank and school business represented significant conflicts of interest. If it’s found that TARP funds were used in any way to fund the Auburn athletic program it will not be a pretty story, and that’s just one of the possibilities.

JB

November 19th, 2010
9:56 am

All will come to pass, good or bad with Auburn. They either cheated…or didn’t……time will tell.
This guy has made them a pretty good team……He’s a talent, no doubt…..Fairley is a thug though. It was MORE than just the Georgia game….He’s been that way all year.

3rdN8

November 19th, 2010
9:58 am

Gotta go now. Saban has asked me to submit my plan on how to stop Newton.

It still has a few rough edges. I just found out that my 4-8-12 defensive set will not be allowed, so that was a set-back.

Joe Kapp

November 19th, 2010
9:58 am

Tony:

What about the Big Game, Cal-Stanford? Always a wild one, Go Bears!

Dirty Dawg

November 19th, 2010
10:00 am

Hey murphy, if you’d paid closer attention to the Newton’s lawyer he said he was one million percent sure that ‘can’ didn’t receive any money…and he said that there ‘was no question’ that Cecil and the wife didn’t either…First of all, why not a million percent sure on momma and daddy instead of the ‘no question’ deflection? And I guess you haven’t heard about the uncle up north someplace – ask him about whether or not ‘he’ got any money. And what ever happened to the two phone calls to Miss State recruiters where, one, Daddy Newton supposedly told ‘em that it was gonna take more than a scholarship and, two, Cam said he wanted to come to MS but that daddy said the money at AU was too big. Did those guys fall off the face of the earth? As for the Newton attorney, he weasel-worded with the best of ‘em, just wish the interviewer knew more about the story so that he could have asked questions that would have painted the guy into a corner…then see what would happen.

BAMA dude

November 19th, 2010
10:01 am

Actually, if anyone is interested in the whole Lowder bit here is a story I posted yesterday that gives some details of the investigation that landed Auburn on a one-year SACS probation because of Lowder and his cronies. One year probation is the stiffest penalty SACS imposes short of losing accreditation altogether.

1eyedJack

November 19th, 2010
10:01 am

Awbun is about to learn that lettin’ the tiger outta the bag is a whole lot easier ‘n puttin’ it back in.

beltz

November 19th, 2010
10:02 am

How’s that whole “going to repeat as ACC champions and show everyone last year just wasn’t a fluke since HALF the conference finished the regular season .500 or worse” thing working out for ya? ;)

Mr. Football

November 19th, 2010
10:02 am

Cal-Stanford is the “Big Game” in mid-November?

Yep… 1984 all over again.

Later guys!

T3

November 19th, 2010
10:02 am

Paul in RDU

Thanks for the NCST game correction

xacers

November 19th, 2010
10:04 am

JB,

Don’t kid yourself, they clearly cheated, the only question now is there enough evidence to get them on anything. Surely they were smart about it and went through several different accounts before giving daddy Newton his money.

George O'Leary

November 19th, 2010
10:05 am

I tried to warn you Paul, I really did. Don’t worry, I have plenty of hookups down here in Florida for you.

3rdN8

November 19th, 2010
10:05 am

xacers

“several differnt accounts” = Church offerings?

Georgia Rolls!

November 19th, 2010
10:09 am

Tony….lots of misses on your picks this week! South Carolina wins by 28+ Troy has absolutely no D…See Fla. International last week. Miami and FSU both win. Ohio State and Nebraska both win. Thus, you will miss 4 picks this week and should have added many more points in another.

juice sourcer

November 19th, 2010
10:11 am

Bowl eligible…what a goal…the bowl system and bcs system is a joke. Wow…we are going to a bowl…what an accomplishment…we are a .500 team and we get to go play an exibition game in front of 20,000 people.

Miles

November 19th, 2010
10:11 am

Can Newton is a SCUMBAG!

Cam Newton lies, cheats, and steals!

George Lawson is getting paid with bribe money!

we'll see yall real soon,

November 19th, 2010
10:11 am

love the Boss hog dog family,

GOOBER DOG, GOMER DOG, SHREVEPORT DOG, DRINKANDDRIVE DOG, TRAILER TRASH DOG, 7th GRADE EDUCATION DOG, HIT AND RUN DOG, NO LICENSE DOG, RED PANTIES DOG, I MARRIED MY SISTER DOG, SCRATCH MY BACKSIDE DOG, CLEMSON IS MY COUSIN DOG, VT BLANKS SHEEP AND SO DO I DOG, HOT DOG, POOP DOGGIE DOG, JUMO DUMBO GUMBO TIGER DOG, SIX PACK DOG, SUNTANHEAD DOG, BUBBADOG, WALMART SCOOTER DOG, FAT HOG DOG, DOZEN DONUT DOG, BAMALESS AND LSULESS DOG, 5 STARS EQUALS 5 LOSSES DOG, NOSHOW DOG, MOONSHINE DOG, PENTHOUSE TO THE OUTHOUSE DOG, TRASH THE CAMPUS DOG, I DYE MY HAIR BROWN DOG, 2 PLUS 2 EQUALS 5 DOG, MONSTER TRUCK DOG, MILLEDGEVILLE PHIL DOG, ROTO ROOTER DOG, I CAN’T SPELL DOG CORRECTLY DOG, I LIVE 30 YEARS IN THE PAST DOG, HALF THE TEAM SUSPENDED FOR THE HOME OPENER DOG, DUMB AS A STICK DOG, BELCH THE FIGHT SONG DOG, INBRED REDNECK DOG

xacers

November 19th, 2010
10:13 am

LOL, “church offerings” by way of the Bahamas, Barbados and Panama.

3rdN8

November 19th, 2010
10:14 am

@ we’ll see yall real soon,

I don’t like all of the trash talk on forums, but that was creative.

curious

November 19th, 2010
10:16 am

Hey nerds, I thought Hill was supposed to be the next AJ Green and that you really “stole” one from us last year? hahahahhahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

xacers

November 19th, 2010
10:18 am

Hmmm….”creative” or downright obvious they have absolutely no life and are just wallowing around in their own misery and bitterness over yet another hilariously disastrous season for the thugs from N. Ave??

freud

November 19th, 2010
10:27 am

Saint Simons, you are one messed up dude.

5IML

November 19th, 2010
10:32 am

I counted only two Eddie Lacy spin moves. The coaching staff must have worked with him all week to eliminate them. He also tripped and fell in the open field twice. As Trent’s backup next season, he will be hard to handle.

BAMA dude

November 19th, 2010
10:46 am

5IML, I think Jalston Fowler has beast written all over him. Can you imagine that big dude running downhill after they’ve been chasing Trent around the whole game?

ARdawg

November 19th, 2010
10:49 am

Tony is a Gomer

heyTony

November 19th, 2010
10:53 am

Right @ 11:am and this only has 3 pages.Cam story gets you 6 or 7 pages by now. JK! Kinda glad you are going to bail out on that story cause it is gettin’ OLD.

dolla dolla bills

November 19th, 2010
10:53 am

juice sourcer
November 19th, 2010
10:11 am

Bowl eligible…what a goal…the bowl system and bcs system is a joke. Wow…we are going to a bowl…what an accomplishment…we are a .500 team and we get to go play an exibition game in front of 20,000 people.
___________________________
players get a PS3 . thats a bonus

5IML

November 19th, 2010
10:53 am

BAMA dude,

You are right. Eddie might be third string again next season. Bama played 79 guys last night and escaped without injury. GSU got $435K and national exposure. Looks like we all won last night.

BAMA dude

November 19th, 2010
10:54 am

Ezell getting to play QB and Dixie Howell’s grandson getting to run the ball were the best stories of the night for me. Good stuff.

Panther Prowler!

November 19th, 2010
10:55 am

LET’S GO GEORGIA STATE PANTHERS!!!

5IML

November 19th, 2010
10:57 am

The only guys who didn’t play were the ones who will be redshirted this year.

3rdN8

November 19th, 2010
10:57 am

@ 51ML and BAMA dude

I think we’ve proven beyond any shadow that we can’t run between the tackles this year.

You guys got any notion what the offensive game plan may be next Friday?

3rdN8

November 19th, 2010
10:58 am

Did Ezell get to play QB last night? Missed that one. Thought he was in at WR.

5IML

November 19th, 2010
10:59 am

GSU would have made a better showing if Little hadn’t choked last night. I felt bad for him.

Blog Security

November 19th, 2010
10:59 am

Warning to BAMA dude and all others:

Tech idiot blogger among us again today.Beware he will post under 7-10 different names.Ignore the idiot.

We’ll see ya real soon

Will change blogging names soon or steal another bloggers name

3rdN8

November 19th, 2010
11:01 am

@ Blog Security

was that the guy posting as “3rdN9″ the other day. I thought it was me posting, and just not realizing it.

Scary moment….had to go rest.

5IML

November 19th, 2010
11:02 am

3rd,

As far as running the ball, we will continue to test to the middle but Aub will get a heavy does of speed sweeps. I also expect our offense to go no huddle.

Blog Security

November 19th, 2010
11:05 am

3rdN8,

Yes-same Tech idiot poster that does not contribute to any conversation just hurls insults.Loves to post nasty remarks to all Dawg fans and some Bama fans

The General Feeling

November 19th, 2010
11:08 am

I will NOT be surprised when App State beats UF. The only issue is if App State is looking past this game to next week. Don’t laugh. App State begins the FBS playoffs next week and they may be careful with their regulars.

Hey, I’m just waiting on some BAMA booster to start bragging about how they buy players better than Auburn. It’ll happen…

AU2010win

November 19th, 2010
11:13 am

If Cam and his family’s lawyer said this did not happen,How much more proof do you need? Even the lawyer said it,So we are clean on this.

3rdN8

November 19th, 2010
11:13 am

as I see it….Bama has to control the ball. If we punt 3+ times, the situation will become doubtful.

I just don’t see Bama slowing Newton and Co. up. As good as Newton was in their first four games, he is a lot better now. Even the GSU QB (the one that can run) gave Bama some trouble last night.

I’m pretty sure our WRs are better than Auburn’s DBs, but sustaining drives by passing alone is pretty iffy.

I’m hoping McElwain is putting together a game plan that includes Ingram and Richardson both in the back field. Split backs like the old pro sets, using toss sweeps and play action.

BAMA dude

November 19th, 2010
11:14 am

Very few teams can line up from the very beginning of a game and run between the tackles consistently when the other team is stacking the box like crazy. We have Mark Ingram in the backfield and Greg McElroy at QB. Who would you choose to beat you? I know I’d choose McElroy. Even still, you go ahead and pound it in there a few times regardless of the success you have on those plays. Doing so keeps the defense in tight so you can get them on the edges and in the short passing game. Then, when the DBs start giving less cushion, you fake that dive play and go over the top.

5IML

November 19th, 2010
11:16 am

The General,

How can buying players compete with buying politicians? It can’t. IAt the moment, Aub has us beat when it comes to powerfully corrupt boosters.

BAMA dude

November 19th, 2010
11:17 am

AU2010win

November 19th, 2010
11:13 am
If Cam and his family’s lawyer said this did not happen,How much more proof do you need? Even the lawyer said it,So we are clean on this.

This post is at least one of two things: a parody or an idiot. I hope it’s just the former and not the latter.

BAMA dude

November 19th, 2010
11:20 am

How can buying players compete with buying politicians? It can’t. IAt the moment, Aub has us beat when it comes to powerfully corrupt boosters.

Can you imagine the public outcry if it somehow was connected that federal taxpayer funded bank bailout funds were used to buy football players? My, oh my. Somebody would torch that place and the cow manure smell would waft across three states.

3rdN8

November 19th, 2010
11:21 am

5IML

Here’s what bothers me most about all of the corrupt booster stories floating around. Many of these guys are business partners, etc..with Bama boosters. Whether fans like it or not, Bama, and AU are sort of joined at the hip. I’m afraid these investigations will prove just that.

I’d hate for either school, or any school for that matter to get in trouble. But I’m becoming convinced there is a real problem here.

MURPHY

November 19th, 2010
11:22 am

BAMA dude,

Seems everytime we get some supposed dirt on Cam and AU from the media,the next day we find out is was garbage-example-Wire taps-we were led to believe they would show a conversation with the Newtons. Man this is getting old-uh?

Not A UGA Fan But I Don't Hate You

November 19th, 2010
11:24 am

You know, both UGA and GT are just not very good football teams……neither deserve to play in a bowl game. Those games should be reserved for good teams.

3rdN8

November 19th, 2010
11:24 am

@ MURPHY

It is getting old, but it isn’t going away. The feds got into this thing because of pay-for-play legislation, and I’m starting to believe that it reaches athletics as well.

BAMA dude

November 19th, 2010
11:25 am

Murph, I think the reason for that is that Cam isn’t really the big fish here. The Feds are sniffing around Colonial Bank, presumably to see where the TARP money went. With Colonial Bank and Auburn being as intertwined as Lowder made them, this could go anywhere as it pertains to the University.

MURPHY

November 19th, 2010
11:27 am

At this point I see Cam and Auburn strolling right past all the allegations.

3rdN8

November 19th, 2010
11:29 am

@ MURPHY

I hope you’re right. I’d love to see a clean, hard hitting Iron Bowl (with Bama winning of course), without all of this clutter.

I also wish my wife looked like Cameron Diaz.

Bill Clinton

November 19th, 2010
11:33 am

MURPHY

November 19th, 2010
11:27 am

“At this point I see Cam and Auburn strolling right past all the allegations.”

That’s how I felt right before I found out about the blue dress in a zip-lock bag. :-(

MURPHY

November 19th, 2010
11:34 am

3rdN8,

I second both point you made. Roll Tide

5IML

November 19th, 2010
11:34 am

From a rollbamaroll.com article about last night’s game:

“In the fourth quarter, every single player on the field was a white kid, undoubtedly the first time that has happened in decades.”

I thought about that will Howell came in at RB.

Sean

November 19th, 2010
11:36 am

You picked the Florida game? Way to go out on a limb there Tony.

My picks for a status quo Saturday: http://thebubblescreen.blogspot.com/2010/11/its-status-quo-saturday-favorites-roll.html

MURPHY

November 19th, 2010
11:36 am

Bill Clinton,

Good point

BAMA dude

November 19th, 2010
11:37 am

Sean the spammer! Still not clicking.

MURPHY

November 19th, 2010
11:37 am

Hey BAMA dude,

Your boy spammer sean is back

Master of Analysis

November 19th, 2010
11:43 am

Tech has already been picked over Duke, 28-17, by this bunch of rooters.
Now Barnhart comes along and says it will be 31-24. Whom can you BELIEVE, anymore??

George O'Queery

November 19th, 2010
11:43 am

@ big hoss,

Why doesn’t your pansy ass pull a dip? Oh yea…you’d throw up like your chinamen friends

BAMA dude

November 19th, 2010
11:48 am

Murphy, he has a MO doesn’t he? One quick blurb calling Tony an idiot then a link.

Ed (The Original)

November 19th, 2010
12:00 pm

The ‘Ole Ball Coach is no better this year than he’s been in recent years. The difference between this 7-3 team and his 5-6 loss teams is that Tennessee, Florida and Georgia are all mediocre at the same time, and Kentucky and Vandy are still Kentucky and Vandy.

Also, an upset of Alabama helps, although they aren’t quite up to their ‘08 and ‘09 standards.

The class of the SEC this year is Auburn and LSU, with honorable mention to Arkansas and Miss St. South Carolina is a 5-3 conference team, nothing more. No better than the 4th or 5th best team in the conference.

Funny thing is, I think they could actually win the SEC Championship game. Auburn’s defense is so porous, all it would take is one off week from the offense for that house of cards to come crumbling down. But winning the SEC this year isn’t much to brag about, I can’t remember when the conference as a whole was weaker.

shark

November 19th, 2010
12:02 pm

Ed,

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.

lmao

November 19th, 2010
12:28 pm

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

gdawginkalamazoo

November 19th, 2010
12:44 pm

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

murfdawg

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?

T3

November 19th, 2010
12:46 pm

BTW

Clemson: 31
Maryland: 7

FSU: 16
Clemson: 13

FSU in a beatdown over Maryland.

joe

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.

StatesBurr

November 19th, 2010
12:54 pm

CHECK OUT THE LSU TIGER BOARD ABOUT AUBURN>>> HOT!!!

NOTE: I PREFACE ALL OF THIS BY SAYING I CANNOT NOR HAVE NOT VERIFIED ANY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN. WITH THAT UNDERSTANDING, THIS IS A COMPILATION OF, AND INCLUDING THREADS AND DISCUSSIONS ON TIGERDROPPINGS.com’s SEC RANT AND OTHER INTERNET SITES REGARDING CAM NEWTON, AUBURN UNIVERSITY’S AD, AND AU’S BOARD OF TRUSTEES. PLEASE ENJOY.

“AS THE PLAINS BURN”

…NEW MEANING TO THE CRY ”ALL IN” AT AUBURN UNIVERSITY….

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)

LINK

StatesBurr

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 Rivals.com 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

LOWDER & CO.

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.

StatesBurr

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)

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ORGANIZATIONS – TERMS – ACRONYMS

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)– Rivals.com 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 Scout.com 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. Scout.com’s website with discussions all things Auburn.

PFP – Play-For-Play

BoT – Auburn University’s Board of Trustees

SECr – TigerDroppings.com’s SEC Rant

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

WWTDD – What Would Tyler Durden Do? wwtdd.com

StatesBurr

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)

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PART TWO (II) (continued)

CHAPTER 3 – Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) (source: Timeline – AJC Archives, Al.com, 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.

StatesBurr

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)

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PART THREE (III)- THE CORRUPTION, TIES TO GAMBLING, CORRUPT POLITICIANS, AND LOBBYISTS

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.

LINK

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.

LINK

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.

LINK

StatesBurr

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)

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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 Scout.com 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.,
[/b]
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.

StatesBurr

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.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/15/sports/ncaafootball/15colleges.html?_r=2

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.

LINK

Just after this hit the wires, RollTideTA of TideSports.com 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.

LINK

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.

LINK

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:
quote:

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.

404

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.”

LMAO

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.

AU2010win

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.

Jack

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.

Don

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!

dawgfan

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.

Looloo

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.

JR

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

AUBURN’S SLIPPERY SLOPE

• 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 ESPN.com. “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, Foxsports.com 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, ESPN.com’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

5IML

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?

S GA AU FAN

November 19th, 2010
2:47 pm

Lies damn lies

The following link is for AU fans only!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7mGTZ_k838

S GA AU FAN

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

S GA AU FAN

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.

Aubie-won-knobi

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!

McDawg

November 19th, 2010
3:18 pm

FEAR THE TURTLE

McDawg

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

Aubie-won-knobi

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.

sasquatch

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

@Aubie-won-knobi

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 ……..>>>>

5IML

November 19th, 2010
3:39 pm

Aubie-won,

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.

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.

whynot

November 21st, 2010
6:41 am

MikeP! Thank you sir!! But if you look again you will see I never said a word about Auburn.4:30hr ride back together home and none of this was ever mentioned? Keep dreaming!

Herschel Talker

November 21st, 2010
7:48 am

Tony:

These predictions are terrible. You stink. You seem to know as much about predicting football games as you do about Mark Richt. You are a hack.

HT

BG

November 21st, 2010
8:58 am

Time to take off the SEC blinders
Let’s face it, this has not been a glorious year for the oft-hyped defenses of the SEC, and Saturday’s Ole Miss-LSU game may have been the most telling exhibit yet. The 4-7 Rebels — a week removed from losing 52-14 at Tennessee — gave the nation’s purported fifth-best team everything it could handle before the Tigers ultimately prevailed, 43-36 (RECAP | BOX).

The Rebels, mind you, came in averaging 22.5 points in conference play, the Tigers 24.3, but apparently they just needed to play each other to get things rolling. The teams combined for five fourth-quarter touchdowns in another epic Les Miles-Houston Nutt duel, reminiscent of Arkansas’ 50-48, triple-overtime upset of eventual national champ LSU in 2007 when Nutt was coaching the Hogs.

LSU has been the most baffling one-loss team in the country this season, winning at Florida and Alabama but barely surviving sub-.500 Tennessee and Ole Miss at home. The Tigers deserve ample credit for surviving an inarguably tough schedule, but one thing’s for certain: They have no business sitting ahead of more dominant one-loss teams like Stanford and Wisconsin in the polls. It’s time for voters to take off their SEC blinders and reevaluate their ballots.

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/stewart_mandel/11/20/week-12-snap-judgments/index.html#ixzz15vOVFmup

Cheezy

November 21st, 2010
11:10 am

@BG

Let’s not mention the BCS #1 team’s stellar offensive performance last week against the lowly Cal Golden Bears, m’kay? Let’s just pretend that never happened.

jumbeauxtiger

November 21st, 2010
2:30 pm

BG,

I don’t agree that Wisconsin and Stanford are “more dominant”than LSU.

Wisconsin got beat by 10 points by Sparty, who got drilled by an average Iowa team. Stanford was soundly beaten by Oregon.

LSU lost by a TD to Auburn and had the ball with a chance to tie it with 5+ minutes left.

Before Saturday, Stanford’s strength of schedule was 74, Wisconsin’s 91 and LSU’s 21. LSU has beaten 4 ranked teams and plays another one on Saturday while the other 2 have played 2 ranked teams.

jumbeauxtiger

November 21st, 2010
2:33 pm

My bad BG. I just realized you were quoting Stewart Mandel.

He’s been wrong numerous times as well as the other media “experts”.

That’s why they play them.

Dawg_Uno

November 21st, 2010
2:45 pm

Herschel Talker is a moron. Tony Barnhart is one of the best sports writers around.

gcs

November 21st, 2010
7:37 pm

Maryland? Dang, Tony. You have gone soft on us.

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ROGER HAWKS

November 24th, 2010
4:26 pm

ARE YOU KIDDING GATORS BY 7 HAHAHAHAHAHAHA COME ON IS THIS YOUR FIRST SEASON IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL