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Taylor’s Tuesday Teasers, Top 25, College and Pro Picks, And the Hot Seat, Plus Bowl Projections!!!

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Tom O’Brien is defenseless if someone were to ask him why his program has had one winning in season in five tries. I know he’s had injuries, and I know his best player left for Wisconsin, but NC State should have a lot more talent and win more games. His recruiting classes have been abysmal, he’s built little depth, and you never know what you’re going to get from one week to the next. Sure, he can rightfully boast about never losing to Carolina but how about doing something else?

If Athletic Director Debbie Yow does the right thing and asks O’Brien to fire some of his assitants he has no choice. They are antiquated (old), out of touch with their players, and unimaginative. If TOB refuses then Yow must ask him for his resignation. With North Carolina’s program in disarray, and Duke, Wake, and ECU all playing average to bad football the Wolfpack has no business treading in mediocrity. But that’s where they are and its all O’Brien’s fault.

60-52-3 ATS/5-5-1  last week. 107-31 overall/8-3 last week
UNC +10.5 at VT (Hokies win)
Irish -24 vs BC
Clemson -8 at State
Wake -10.5 vs Md
Ga Tech -10 at Duke
Miami -1 at USF
FSU -17 vs U.Va
ECU +7 vs UCF (UCF wins)
USC +15 at Oregon (Ducks win)
S Caro over the Citadel

Top 25
LSU, Ok St, Bama, Ore, Ark, Stan, Okla, Hou, Clem, VT, Boise, Mich St, S Caro, UGA, Neb, Wisc, TCU, Mich, USC, K St, PSU, USM, FSU, ND, WVU. Almost: Bay,UC, ASU, U.Va, Tulsa.

The Hot Seat (5 is gone, 4 is scorching, 3 is 50/50, 2 is low boil, 1 is safe)
5- Everett Withers, Frank Spaziani, Luke Fickle, Tom Bradley
4- Jeff Tedford
3- Tom O’Brien, Turner Gill, Mike Sherman, Rick Neuheisel
2- Derek Dooley
1- David Cutcliffe, Kirk Ferentz, Ron Zook

BCS and ACC Projections
BCS: LSU vs Alabama
Sugar: Okla St vs Houston
Fiesta: Oklahoma vs Stanford
Rose: Oregon vs Wisconsin
Orange: Va Tech vs West Va
Chick Fil-A: Clemson vs Florida
Champs: FSU vs Notre Dame
Sun: Ga Tech vs Ariz St
Music City: Miami vs Tennessee
Belk: Virginia vs Rutgers
DC: UNC vs Navy
Independence: Wake vs Wyoming 

NFL Picks: 10-6 last week/98-48 overall
Jets at Denver
Browns vs Jags
Miami vs Bills
Oak at Vikings
Balt vs Cincy
Liosn vs Panthers
GB vs  TB
Dallas at Skins
Rams vs Seattle
Niners vs Cards
Atl vs Titans
Bears vs SD
Giants vs Eagles
Pats vs Chiefs

TZ
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