Predictions: Spurrier, Florida QB, Cubs, Playboy … and Georgia can still win SEC East!

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Before we get to this week’s predictions, which assumes no other coach resigns before a game and is celebrated by fawning media members because he gave good quotes, thereby making it OK to ignore that he’s a spineless coward who after going 2-4 suddenly decided he doesn’t like coaching any more — STOP THE SEASON! STEVE SPURRIER WANTS TO GET OFF AT THE NEXT STATION! — here’s a recap of the past week.

Playboy announced it would no longer publish pictures of nude women (processing). Spurrier snuck out the back. Florida quarterback Will Grier was suspended for performance enhancing drugs. Playboy announced it would no longer publish pictures of nude women (still processing). Maryland fired coach Randy Edsall because, according to the school president, “We can be the next Oregon.” (Hahahaha. Sorry.)  USC fired coach Steve Sarkisian for showing up drunk at work. Playboy said it would no longer publish pictures of nude women (still processing!!!). George O’Leary fired himself as Central Florida athletic director but not as coach (he went 1-for-2).

Also, the Chicago Cubs upset St. Louis. They may go to the World Series. The last time the Cubs won the Series was in 1908, unless you count the movies. In “Back To The Future II,” Marty McFly traveled from 1985 to 2015 in his DeLorean and immediately learns the 100-1 shot Cubs win the World Series! (There was nothing in the movie about Spurrier. A script writer had him quitting in the original version but he was forced to take it out and then he was committed to an asylum for writing something so preposterous.)

Anyway, while we’re on the subject of absurdities, here’s one for you: Georgia can still go to the SEC championship.

Stop laughing.

Seriously.

No. Seriously.

Florida has lost its QB. Kentucky is in second place. Cute. Tennessee stinks. South Carolina stinks. Vanderbilt stinks. Missouri lost to Kentucky.

Georgia just lost Nick Chubb. But this is winnable division if the Dogs’ defense begins tackling and covering, which I’m going to assume is taught in practice, although I can’t be certain because practice is closed to the media and maybe they’re just sitting around debating this whole Playboy issue. (Processing.)

Dogs are favored by 16 over Missouri. Where did I park my DeLorean? Georgia wins but won’t cover, take Mizzou and the candy.

Georgia (Cubs) win the SEC East (World Series)!

*** Thursday Internet Only Special ***

Falcons at Saints: Julio Jones has only one healthy hamstring but Sean Payton has one hamstring out the door. I know crazy things happen when these two teams play and the Falcons are way overdue for a faceplant. But the Saints are way past their freshness date, ranking last in total defense and almost last in scoring defense and rushing. So once again they’re asking the question in New Orleans: Paper or plastic? Falcons cover 3½.

Academia, Kinda Sorta

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Spurrier always has been a trend-setter. (via Says-It.com)

Pitt at Georgia Tech:  Jackets have lost four straight and are in danger of not going to a bowl game for the first time since 1996. I think that was the season George O’Leary went 5-6 but he wrote on his resume that he went 9-2. Jackets cover 3.

Vanderbilt at South Carolina: To honor Spurrier, South Carolina players plan to play one half and then leave.  Take Vandy and 2½ and in a straight upset.

Florida at LSU: Nice week for the Gators. A freshman defensive back was thrown off the team for felony gun and assault charges and Grier was suspended for a year for consuming something more potent than Flintstones chewables. Is Urban Meyer back in town? Florida backup Treon Harris threw two touchdown passes in the opener against New Mexico State, which means…nothing. Ain’t enough cherry Bamm-Bamms in the world for this upset. Tigers cover 9½.

Checking in with Prof. Miles Columbus Day week

Louisville at Florida State: The Louisville basketball players get strippers and hookers. The football team struggles to score against N.C. State. It’s almost not even fun to pick on Bobby Petrino anymore. Almost. Seminoles cover 7.

Alabama at Texas A&M: Kevin Sumlin has a dream situation at Texas A&M but if USC offers him their job he should take it because Southern California offers him something he can’t get in College Station: a view of something other than a cow. Also, no Nick Saban. Tide covers 4.

Happy Hour in College Station

Boston College at Clemson: Boston College is 0-3 in the ACC scoring 0, 7 and 0 points in three games. It’s a good thing head coach Steve Addazio’s background is in offense or they might be really bad. Check? Tigers cover 15.

Next stop for B.C.

NFL Snack Pack

Cardinals at Steelers: The NFL fined the Pittsburgh’s Cameron Heyward for writing “Iron” and “Head” on his eye-black as a tribute to his father (who died of cancer) and told DeAngelo Williams he can’t wear pink wristbands or cleats the rest of the season to honor his mother (who died of breast cancer). I guess eye-black and wrist bands to support cancer research can lead to chaos. On a related note, please vote to fund all new stadium issues! Arizona covers 3.

Goodell-Bot is malfunctioning again

Bears at Lions: It’s another year of the Bears getting ignored in October because of Cubs’ playoff baseball. This is getting so old. Detroit covers 3.

Giants at Eagles: There are at least 31 college teams that would want Chip Kelly as their coach right now. And 31 NFL teams that wouldn’t. But this one will go well: Philly covers 4.

Jets fans flew a "Cheaters" banner over Patriots practice in July.

Jets fans flew a “Cheaters” banner over Patriots practice in July.

Patriots at Colts: A Go Fund Me account was set up to have a blimp fly over Lucas Oil Stadium with a message reading, “#DeflateThisBrady”. But the Colts were nice ad asked the blimp operator to shut it down, probably fearing Tom Brady would throw seven touchdown passes. He may do it anyway. Pats cover 7½.

The plan that was nixed

Broncos at Browns: Cleveland’s 36-year-old vagabond Josh McCown (1,154 yards and six touchdowns in the last three weeks) continues to outplay Johnny Manziel, which can only mean one thing: owner Jimmy Haslam will have to fire the coach and the general manager again. Denver covers 4½.

A selfie of sheer brilliance: Lilly The Greek pondering this week's pick.

A selfie of sheer brilliance: Lilly The Greek pondering this week’s pick.

Panthers at Seahawks: Russell Wilson has been sacked 22 times. But Seattle has a bye coming up soon so maybe he can rest up catching long rang missiles and flossing sharks’ teeth. Seahawks win but take Carolina and 6½.

Lilly’s Pick (Pitt at Georgia Tech): Super Mutt saw her four-game winning streak end when she picked Georgia over Tennessee. This week, we slapped up cheese’d pictures of mascots Buzz and Roc The Panther. Lilly the liberal went left. Tech wins. (If Tech wins, I suspect Paul Johnson will want to put her on staff.)

Accountability scorecard

“The house doesn’t beat the player. It just gives him the opportunity to beat himself.” — Nicholas Dandolos

Last week: 12-2 straight up, 7-7 against the line.

Through Lap 6: 52-25 straight up; 39-37-1 against the line.

Sack Schultz update: Last week’s prize winners were Larry Colbert and Thomas Cirrincione, who both went 14-1. I went 10-5 and appear to be in a sinkhole. To enter, go to AJC.com/go/sackschultz2015.

The Jackets have dropped four straight but this is their best sign yet of a turnaround.

The Jackets have dropped four straight but this is their best sign yet of a turnaround.

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180 comments
Kim23
Kim23

Take life into your own hands, get started trading for yourself and be successful, Google Code Trading System.

TampGator1
TampGator1

Reminder Mr. Schultz........Treon Harris was a 4 star DT QB out of high school, started as a freshman and led his team to big wins over Tennessee and Georgia, and was named the freshman all-SEC QB at the end of the year.  And I am sure those stats would have been even better if he has not played QB under the duck and hide offense of one...Will Muschamp.  McElwain has plenty of confidence in Mr. Harris and says he is a very good QB.  So.....I say Florida lost a very good QB but still has a very good QB still on the roster.  If he stays healthy, I fully expect Florida to give LSU all they can handle.  Would not be surprised if the game goes late into the 4th before a winner is determined.  Go Gators.


OH:IO
OH:IO

@TampGator1


Who is McElwaine?



Where is the Throat Slasher?



And Mr. Supplement?

TampGator1
TampGator1

@OH:IO


People like you, Big Wally, and DawgNole are like leaches on blog sites.  You only come on to latch onto people to suck the goodness from them.  It truly is a sickness and I am sorry I tried to come back onto the AJC. 

Big Wally
Big Wally

@TampGator1 @OH:IO We're sorry you came back to.  You bring nothing to the table except a bunch of Gator blah, blah, blah, that no one cares about.

JohnnyBuckles
JohnnyBuckles

In the SEC it's hard to hide quarterback problems and they showed up against Vanderbilt,Alabama and Tennessee.

Missouri will be no different for Lambert

Missouri has one of the best defenses in the SEC and well Lambert hasn't done to good under pressure he's done horrible under pressure and Saturday will be no different I'm afraid.

Georgia has the talent to win but the quarterback is key to winning.    

SOOTHSAYER01
SOOTHSAYER01

Dear UGA -  It's not hard to deal with injuries, it's called building depth.

-Urban

Big Wally
Big Wally

@SOOTHSAYER01 You said the same thing yesterday.  You and OH Idiot must suffer from the same "letmejustkeeprepeatingthesamecrapoverandover" disease.  


Here's another little secret for you.   No one gives a Rat's ARSE about osu.

Astropig
Astropig

Spurrier is in the CFB HOF as a player and will go in as a coach.He's won more games in the SEC that Schultz will ever see. I think he earned the right to leave when he wanted to leave.


He's our generation's Bear Bryant and I wish the guy all the best.

Big Wally
Big Wally

@Astropig Spurrier isn't even in the same league with Bryant when it comes to class.  Yes, he had a lot of wins and success.  Still one of the most classless individuals in the history of college football.

OH:IO
OH:IO

@Big Wally


He won a Heisman, coached a Heisman winner and won a National Championship. 


Richt?


You, Lil wally?

Big Wally
Big Wally

@Astropig He's a blow hard quitter who when the going gets tough, he gets going - out of town as fast as he can.  He's a coward.

SOOTHSAYER01
SOOTHSAYER01

@Astropig Spurrier has 1 national championship.  Not even close to Bear.  Closer to Bobby Cox than Bear Bryant.  

Big Wally
Big Wally

@OH:IO @Big Wally Thanks for letting us know Spurrier's resume, none of us were aware of it, nor that Richt has never won a NC.


That would be sarcasm, DUMB ARSE.

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Big Wally


He left Florida after destroying Maryland in the Sugar Bowl and after Florida finished 3rd in the nation and had a ton of talent coming back the following year.  Please be informed so you do not come across as foolish on here.....which is easy for many who think with their emotions only.

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Big Wally


Is that why almost every player....including a former player who won a Heisman under him and then works in his ministry in NO to help the poor on a daily basis....says...."Steve Spurrier is the person who changed my life."  Ask anyone who played for him and they will say to a man how much they respect and admire Steve Spurrier.  You have not a clue concerning one of the greatest coached in college football history....and a man who has donated a ton of money for many various causes that help people every day of every year. 

TampGator1
TampGator1

@SOOTHSAYER01


Spurrier played in two NC games.  Won one.  Lost one.  Bobby Cox.....don't believe the winning percentage of WC championships is even close.  And exactly how many East titles and SEC titles did the man win as the HBC of the Florida Gators?

Big Wally
Big Wally

@TampGator1 @Big Wally He is quitting on his team in the middle of the season.  He is doing so because he ran his mouth when he had good teams, now he is not man enough to stick around so that those same teams can give it back to him.  If you don't think he is running away from Clemson, and other blowouts, then you are an idiot.

Big Wally
Big Wally

@TampGator1 @Big Wally Your obviously not very bright, as I indicated in my comment that he had lots of wins and success.  However, winning does not give you class.  Taking cheap shot after cheap shot of other teams the way he did is classless.  Again you have very limited intelligence so I would not expect you to get it.  

Big Wally
Big Wally

@TampGator1 @SOOTHSAYER01 Again, your not very bright and missing his point.  Keep trying moron.  Cox won 14 straight division titles, Spurrier didn't do that.  Wow, your just plain slow aren't you.

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Big Wally

I at least have the cognitive skill set to read and comprehend the meaning of someone's post. And, by the way, insulting people you do not even know on a sports blog definitely comes under the category of "classless".....and other descriptive adjectives I will not bother to expand upon. 

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Big Wally 

Suggest, the next time you run into Danny Weurffel on the streets of New Orleans, that you ask him his view of Steve Spurrier and his class level.  He was quoted this week saying that one man was the key in turning him into the man he is today...and that man was Steve Spurrier.  And it had nothing to do with winning the Heisman (something both men accomplished) or winning games on the football field (something both men did a bunch of). But I am sure Danny lacks the same cognitive skill development as me....in your world view.  

Big Wally
Big Wally

@TampGator1 @Big Wally  If you read your own posts, you'll notice you are having to go back 20 years.  Let's ask the SC fans that he is QUITTING on in the middle of the season simply because he is afraid of people laying it on him, like Ga. did.  He's a coward.

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Big Wally


I believe Steve Spurrier stood up in front of the entire world and announced that he was resigning and faced the consequences of his decision without hesitation.  You, instead, hide behind a computer keyboard and insult as many people as you can without consequence.  Exactly who is the coward?   

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Big Wally


Please show where "I started the insults."  I guess expressing ones opinion or viewpoint that varies from your own or someone else's opinion or view is.....an insult to you.  It is not.

Big Wally
Big Wally

@TampGator1  Your earlier post in response to one of my comments, "Please be informed so you do not come across as foolish on here..."  


Don't start something you can't finish.

The_Real_KJ
The_Real_KJ

Never really understood why Maryland fancies itself a "football state".  When you can't even compete in a basketball conference, you're not a football state.

Mutley
Mutley

Haven't heard Ray Goof's , er Goff's tribute to OBC yet.

Big Wally
Big Wally

@OH:IO @TOJacket I'm sure there is a fake OSU blog out there for their fake fans.  Perhaps you should go there.

Peachs
Peachs

Spurrier has corrected the press so long and been correct so many time when the petty press was not, that I feel the pleasure of once having him in their sites and he escaping their pettiness, is killing them.  The man told Georgia what was wrong with it for years, the press dismissed it and like Jeff accuses the press of going light with Spurrier, Spurrier accuses the small petty numbers of fawning over Richt and wondering why.  Whose record would Georgia rather have?  If Spurrier had been at Georgia Jeff and Mark would be looking for jobs and Steve would still be working.  

The_Real_KJ
The_Real_KJ

@Peachs Just wanted to point out the irony of going off on "pettiness" AGAINST Spurrier.

CedricM
CedricM

missouri didn't look very good against Fla---the dogs will beat them like a rented mule! Dogs 41 missouri 20!

DawgNole
DawgNole

@SurfConcept

Not sure why you're still showing up after last week's prediction:

SurfConcept October 8, 2015

No big deal--the dogs are loaded at WR---Ga wins this game by 10+! The dogs win the sEC east and play lsu for the title in december.

CedricM
CedricM

The dogs lost chubb early in that game with UT. With Chubb, they would have won easily. Very simple!

D-Sheets
D-Sheets

@SurfConcept

The  guy who replaced Chubb had 22 carries for 145 yds.  How is it that you're so sure UGA wins if Chubb gets the 145 instead of that pitiful "backup"?