Week 10 college football picks … again with the ‘poison,’ Nick?

College football picks Saban poisonSo last week Jim McElwain claims his Florida players and coaches were receiving death threats, which were never substantiated by the university. By Sunday, he was no longer the Gators’ head coach.

This week Alabama coach Nick Saban is once again saying his players are being fed  “poison” by the media. And … nothing! Yeah, that’s right. … He’s still the head coach.

At his weekly press conference on Monday, Saban was clear: “If our players think anything of (the college football playoff poll), then that could be an issue. These are the things we try to categorize as the poison that you really don’t want your players to be focused on.”

I say, “Double standard!” Perhaps Alabama needs to consider a Saban buyout.

But seriously, though, if McElwain beats Georgia on Saturday — instead of being worked, 42-7 — no doubt Florida officials would conveniently excuse the phantom death threats. As the saying goes: Winning cures all ills … including outrageous public claims and doses of “poison.”

On with the picks …

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ESPN College GameDay signs for Oct. 28, 2017

ESPN college gameday signsTaking a look around at ESPN’s College GameDay signs from Columbus, Ohio, Saturday for the Penn State-Ohio State game.
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Week 9 college football picks … this time with an important message

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Another tough week of picking games, but I’m still not going to start thinking about them. It wouldn’t be worth it, despite the advice I received from NBA superstar Michael Jordan.

I’m still not going to think about it, even though I’ve dropped to 77 percent success rate.

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ESPN GameDay signs for Oct. 21

College Football GameDay Signs Jim HarbaughTaking a look around at ESPN’s College GameDay signs from State College, Pa., for the Michigan-Penn State game (NSFJH — Not Safe for Jim Harbaugh).

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Week 8 college football picks … it’s bad, but not bringing in Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick, Mike McCarthy, college football picksIt’s time to pick, again without thinking. Took a beating last week just like everyone else. But I’ve invested a lot of time into this, at least 3-5 minutes this month. So, I’m not giving up.

Already heading into Week 8, I’m still at 78 percent. That’s not horrible.

So no matter what anyone thinks, I’m not bringing in Colin Kaepernick to make my picks this week, OK? Did you read that?? I can still make it through the rest of the season without bringing in someone else.

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Auburn fans on the web: ‘Fire Malzahn’

Auburn Malzahn LSUThe Auburn fans set the internet on fire after watching the Tigers blow a 20-point lead and lose to SEC West rival LSU, 27-23, Saturday in Baton Rouge.

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ESPN GameDay signs for Oct. 14

ESPN College GameDay, SEC Nation football signsTaking a look around at ESPN’s College GameDay signs from Harrisonburg, Va., for Villanova-James Madison and SEC Nation at Athens, Ga., before Missouri-Georgia. … That’s two fights between ‘Cats and Dawgs.

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Week 7 college football picks … the latest dose of ‘poison’

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Poison — a band and something the media keeps giving to Nick Saban’s players

Remember when Alabama coach Nick Saban said he didn’t even know “Why do we even play?” because of all of the predictions and picking and thinking by the media.

Well, now he’s sick of the “poison” the media has been giving his players.

After Texas A&M made it uncomfortable, the top-ranked Crimson Tide prevailed, 27-19, at College Station, Texas.

A venting Saban said after the game:

“I’m trying to get our players to listen to me instead of listening to you guys. All that stuff you write about how good we are. All that stuff they hear on ESPN. It’s like poison. …  It’s like taking poison. … Like rat poison.”

His team is ranked No. 1, and Nick Saban says praising his players is like giving them poison? Well, I guess it’s like when you have a rose and it has a thorn. You know, just like every night has its dawn. Just like every cowboy sings a sad, sad song. … Just listen to the Poison, players, unplugged …

And here’s another dose of poison for all you players out there … as I make my picks for Week 7 of the college football season.

 

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Angry, angry Sooners ‘start clock’ on Lincoln Riley

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Say, remember when Oklahoma beat Ohio State this season? Yeah, none of the Sooner faithful do either after Saturday’s 38-31 shocking loss to Big 12 opponent Iowa State. And they’re all focusing on first-year coach Lincoln Riley on social media.

As one might expect after a big loss, social media lit up with talk of “ineptness” and even “firing” after the surprise loss.

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ESPN College GameDay signs for Oct. 7

College GameDay Signs ESPN Fort WorthTaking a look around at ESPN’s College GameDay signs from Fort Worth, Texas, before West Virginia-TCU game. So why is Baylor getting picked on?

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