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Taylor’s Tuesday Teasers, Top 25, Bowl Games, The Hot Seat, and College Picks

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I’m not ready to write about Jerry Sandusky. I’m filled with so much rage towards him that I will save it for another day.

LSU and Alabama was about as even as a battle as I can remember. No, it wasn’t pretty. While the defenses were sensational both offenses were out of rhythm. The hype, the week off, and the waiting seem to all contribute to it. the one difference, some what surprisingly, was Les Miles vs Nick Saban. Miles was in total control of his team, made wise decisions at every turn, and personified poise. Saban was totally the opposite. He continually trotted out inept kickers to attempt field goals they had no chance of making, called for silly reverses and wide receiver passes, leading to a potentially more skilled team that looked out of sorts. Many of you wouldn’t mind a rematch, but I think Bama had their shot and they blew it.

Top 25
LSU, Ok St, Stan, Bama, Boise, Ore, Ark, Okla, Hou, Clem, VT, PSU, Mich St, S Caro, UGA, Neb, Wisc, USM, Cincy, Mich, K St, Ga Tech, USC, TCU, Tex. Almost: Aub, FSU, ND, Baylor, Ohio St.

Picks (4-4 ATS/7-1 last week. 55-47-2 ATS/99-28 overall)
VT -1 at GT
Wake +16 at Clem (Tigers win)
SCaro -10 vs Fla
State -2 at BC
Duke +10 at U.Va (Hoos win)
FSU -9 vs Miami
UGA -13 vs Aub
Boise -15 vs TCU
Md +20.5 at ND (Irish win)
UTEP -3.5 vs ECU
Stan -3.5 vs Ore

Bowl projections
BCS: LSU vs Stanford
Sugar: Bama vs Okla St
Rose: Wisc vs Boise
Fiesta: Okla vs Oregon
Orange: Clem vs Cincy
Belk: State vs Rutgers
DC: UNC vs Navy
New Orleans: ECU vs Ark St

Hot Seat (level 5 is the worst)
5- Spaziani (BC), Withers (UNC), Paterno (PSU), Fickle (Ohio St), Riley (Ore St)
4- Gill (KU)
3- Sherman (A&M), Tedford (Cal), Neuheisel (UCLA),
2- TOB (State), Richt (UGA),
1- Cut (Duke), Dooley (UT), Phillips (UK)

TZ
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