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    THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2019
 
 

    "The greatest success goes to the person who is not afraid to fail in front of even the largest audience.”  David Packard

 

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Thursday, September 19, 2019 - David Packard

“Take risks. Ask big questions. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes; if you don’t make mistakes, you’re not reaching far enough.”

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“Why are we here? I think many people assume, wrongly, that a company exists solely to make money. Money is an important part of a company’s existence, if the company is any good. But a result is not a cause. We have to go deeper and find the real reason for our being.”

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“Marketing is too important to be left to the marketing department.”

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“To remain static is to lose ground.”

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“A group of people get together and exist as an institution we call a company so they are able to accomplish something collectively that they could not accomplish separately – they make a contribution to society, a phrase which sounds trite but is fundamental.”

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“The greatest success goes to the person who is not afraid to fail in front of even the largest audience.”

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“Set out to build a company and make a contribution, not an empire and a fortune.”

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“A company that focuses solely on profits ultimately betrays both itself and society.”

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11 Simple Rules

“1. Think first of the other fellow. This is THE foundation – the first requisite – for getting along with others. And it is the one truly difficult accomplishment you must make. Gaining this, the rest will be “a breeze.”

2. Build up the other person’s sense of importance. When we make the other person seem less important, we frustrate one of his deepest urges. Allow him to feel equality or superiority, and we can easily get along with him.

3. Respect the other man’s personality rights. Respect as something sacred the other fellow’s right to be different from you. No two personalities are ever molded by precisely the same forces.

4. Give sincere appreciation. If we think someone has done a thing well, we should never hesitate to let him know it. WARNING: This does not mean promiscuous use of obvious flattery. Flattery with most intelligent people gets exactly the reaction it deserves – contempt for the egotistical “phony” who stoops to it.

5. Eliminate the negative. Criticism seldom does what its user intends, for it invariably causes resentment. The tiniest bit of disapproval can sometimes cause a resentment which will rankle – to your disadvantage – for years.

6. Avoid openly trying to reform people. Every man knows he is imperfect, but he doesn’t want someone else trying to correct his faults. If you want to improve a person, help him to embrace a higher working goal – a standard, an ideal – and he will do his own “making over” far more effectively than you can do it for him.

7. Try to understand the other person. How would you react to similar circumstances? When you begin to see the “whys” of him you can’t help but get along better with him.

8. Check first impressions. We are especially prone to dislike some people on first sight because of some vague resemblance (of which we are usually unaware) to someone else whom we have had reason to dislike. Follow Abraham Lincoln’s famous self-instruction: “I do not like that man; therefore I shall get to know him better.”

9. Take care with the little details. Watch your smile, your tone of voice, how you use your eyes, the way you greet people, the use of nicknames and remembering faces, names and dates. Little things add polish to your skill in dealing with people. Constantly, deliberately think of them until they become a natural part of your personality.

10. Develop genuine interest in people. You cannot successfully apply the foregoing suggestions unless you have a sincere desire to like, respect, and be helpful to others. Conversely, you cannot build genuine interest in people until you have experienced the pleasure of working with them in an atmosphere characterized by mutual liking and respect.

11. Keep it up. That’s all—just keep it up!”

Wikipedia: David Packard, Stanford University BA (1934), MA (1939)

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - Louis Armstrong

“What we play is life.”

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“If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.”

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“I never tried to prove nothing, just wanted to give a good show. My life has always been my music, it’s always come first, but the music ain’t worth nothing if you can’t lay it on the public. The main thing is to live for that audience, ’cause what you’re there for is to please the people.”

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“My whole life, my whole soul, my whole spirit is to blow that horn…”

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“We all do ‘do, re, mi,’ but you have got to find the other notes yourself.”

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“There are some people that if they don’t know, you can’t tell them.”

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“There is no such thing as ‘on the way out’ as long as you are still doing something interesting and good; you’re in the business because you’re breathing”

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“All music is folk music, I ain’t never heard no horse sing a song”

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“There is two kinds of music, the good, and the bad. I play the good kind.”

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“He was the only musician who ever lived, who can’t be replaced by someone.” Bing Crosby on Louis Armstrong

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“He was born poor, died rich, and never hurt anyone along the way.” Duke Ellington on Louis Armstrong

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“If I don’t practice for a day, I know it. If I don’t practice for two days, the critics know it. And if I don’t practice for three days, the public knows it.”

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“Some of you young folks been saying to me, “Hey Pops, what you mean ‘What a wonderful world’? How about all them wars all over the place? You call them wonderful? And how about hunger and pollution? That aint so wonderful either.” Well how about listening to old Pops for a minute. Seems to me, it aint the world that’s so bad but what we’re doin’ to it. And all I’m saying is, see, what a wonderful world it would be if only we’d give it a chance. Love baby, love. That’s the secret, yeah. If lots more of us loved each other, we’d solve lots more problems. And then this world would be better. That’s wha’ ol’ Pops keeps saying.” Spoken intro to “What a Wonderful World”

Wikipedia: Louis Armstrong

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Post Week 3 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – Waited A Day For Blockbuster Story….Didn’t Happen….Yet! – Thank You Johnny Cash!

We waited a day to do the Post Week 3 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings Analysis because we were told there might have been a very surprising development on Monday with a current FBS Head Coach on the Hot Seat which didn’t happen but if it had happened it would have been a Blockbuster Story!

Maybe it will happen…maybe it will not….but something’s going to happen for sure down the road with that head coach!

Let’s bring out the Late Great Johnny Cash to give these Coaches on the Hot Seat Hell!

Thank You Mr. Cash!

Post Week 3 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

1. Chip Kelly, UCLA – We are not sure what Chip Kelly is trying to do at UCLA but continuing to run an offense that’s best days are behind it and is also incredibly easy to defend with the lack of talent the Bruins are able to put on the field is nothing but a recipe for a Total Disaster and by any measure an 0 – 3 start to Kelly’s second season in Westwood is already a Total Disaster!

UCLA has left in 2019 the following games…

At Washington State
At Arizona
Oregon State
At Stanford
Arizona State
Colorado
At Utah
At USC
California

Our guess is that the Bruins win 2 games tops in 2019 and if that happens the Bruins will be looking for a new head coach in early December!

Our recommendation to Chip Kelly > Do something on offense that is not so easy to defend and when Bill Walsh was stuck in trying to get his offense going that would always lead to first…

Getting the Quarterback Moving Around!

2. Willie Taggart, Florida State – Willie Taggart is now sitting on the following records at FSU in his second season >

Overall: 6 – 9
ACC: 3 – 6

And after the loss to Virginia the 1 – 2 Seminoles have left in 2019 >

Louisville
NC State
At Clemson
At Wake Forest
Syracuse
Miami
At Boston College
Alabama State
At Florida

We see no way that FSU wins more than 6 games in 2019 and there’s no way Willie Taggart can survive going 6 – 6 or worse in his second season in Tallahassee!

3. Will Muschamp, South Carolina – No surprise that South Carolina lost to Alabama and with that loss Will Muschamp’s records at USC now stand at:

Overall: 23 – 19
SEC: 12 – 13

Muschamp’s Overall Record at USC = Average
Muschamp’s SEC Record at USC = Disaster

Now at 1 – 2 on the season South Carolina has left in 2019 >

At Missouri
Kentucky
At Georgia
Florida
At Tennessee
Vanderbilt
Appalachian State
At Texas A&M
Clemson

Can Muschamp and South Carolina win 5 of their last 9 games?

We don’t see how and Muschamp goes 5 – 7 in his fourth season at South Carolina that has got to be incredibly disappointing and 5 – 7 in 2019 would leave Boom’s records at USC something like >

Overall: 27 – 24
SEC: 15 – 16

That’s just…So Damn Average!

4. Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech – Justin Fuente has brought in former Minnesota Head Coach Jerry Kill to try and fix some serious issues in Blacksburg but the problems with Virginia Tech Start, Continue, and Will Never End because of the Lack of Leadership + Coaching that Fuente has NOT provided to his football program going on over 2 years now and we cannot help but wonder >

Just why in the Hell is Justin Fuente not Leading + Coaching his Freaking Football Team?

At its core…what is wrong with Virginia Tech is a Morale + Lack of Leadership Problem that is caused by Justin Fuente abdicating his role as the Head Football Coach at Virginia Tech and that is why the Hokies have posted a record over their last 17 games of >

8 – 9

Now at 2 – 1 on the season with wins over Old Dominion and Furman the Hokies have left in 2019 >

Duke
At Miami
Rhode Island
North Carolina
At Notre Dame
Wake Forest
At Georgia Tech
Pitt
At Virginia

If Virginia Tech plays against the above teams like it has played against Boston College, Old Dominion, and Furman they will be Very Lucky to win 6 games in 2019 and there’s not a chance in Hell that Fuente can survive a sub-.500 record in his fourth year at Virginia Tech…nor should he survive what be nothing short of a Total Disaster!

5. Jeremy Pruitt, Tennessee – Tennessee beat Chattanooga on Saturday which is like saying the Coaches Hot Seat Flag Football Team beat a 110 lb. Pee Week Football Team so that win = Nothing Damn At All and now it’s back to Big Boy Football for the Vols with a game at Florida. Surprising to us Florida looks in Dan Mullen’s second year on the job Very Poorly Coached and that may be good enough to beat Tennessee on Saturday, but it does give the Vols a chance to win a game that really the Vols should have no chance of winning.

Florida is a 14-point favorite over Tennessee which speaks to how far the Vols have fallen under Jeremy Pruitt who is now sitting on records of…

Overall: 6 – 9
SEC: 2 – 6

…and with these games left to play in 2019 >

At Florida
Georgia
Mississippi State
At Alabama
South Carolina
UAB
At Kentucky
At Missouri
Vanderbilt

If Tennessee loses at Florida to drop to 1 – 3 on the season we cannot see how the Vols win 6 games in 2019 and can Pruitt survive posting two straight losing seasons in his first two seasons in Knoxville?

The standards are now so low at Tennessee he just might be able to survive it…unless someone steps-up and buys everyone out in the Tennessee Athletic Department and that might just happen especially if the Vols lose to Vandy again to end the season!

6. Lovie Smith, Illinois – There is No Damn Explanation for why Lovie Smith was ever hired as the head coach at Illinois nor that Smith had his contract extended this past offseason after being a Total Disaster in his first three seasons coaching the Illini so is anyone surprised that Lovie’s football team lost to Eastern Michigan at home on Saturday?

Of course not if your IQ is 2+!

Lovie Smith is now sitting on the following records at Illinois…

Overall: 11 – 28

Big Ten: 4 – 23

…and the Illini have the following games left in 2019 >

Nebraska
At Minnesota
Michigan
Wisconsin
At Purdue
Rutgers
At Michigan State
At Iowa
Northwestern

We would be very surprised if the now 2 – 1 Illini won more than 2 more games in 2019 which would add up to 4 – 8 in Smith’s fourth year on the job and this being Illinois that should lead to >

Lovie Smith getting a Lifetime Contract at Illinois!

What a time to be alive!

7. Clay Helton, USC – To understand just where the USC Football Program is right now consider this >

In Clay Helton’s 52nd game at USC the Trojans lost to a BYU football team that had to go into overtime to beat a Tennessee team that lost to…wait for it…Georgia State on its home field!

Clay Helton’s record at USC over his last 16 games now stands at…

7 – 9

…and the 2 – 1 Trojans still have to play in 2019 >

Utah
At Washington
At Notre Dame
Arizona
At Colorado
Oregon
At Arizona State
At California
UCLA

USC would be Damn Lucky to go 5 – 4 in their last 9 games and if Clay Helton goes 7 – 5 in his 5th season at the school the Trojans will be looking to a new head coach in early December.

8. Chris Ash, Rutgers – Rutgers had a bye in Week 3 but Chris Ash in his fourth season at Rutgers is now sitting on records of…

Overall: 8 – 30
Big Ten: 3 – 25

….and the 1 – 1 Scarlet Knights have left in 2019 >

Boston College
At Michigan
Maryland
At Indiana
Minnesota
Liberty
At Illinois
Ohio State
Michigan State
At Penn State

We be stunned if Rutgers won more than 2 more games in 2019 and a 3 – 9 record in your fourth season on the job…even at Rutgers…would have to lead to a head coaching change…right?

9. Charlie Strong, South Florida – Charlie Strong and South Florida beat South Carolina State in Week 3 to get to 1 – 2 on the season but looking at the rest of the Bulls 2019 schedule one has to think there are a lot of Losses coming down the pike!

SMU
At UConn
BYU
At Navy
At East Carolina
Temple
Cincinnati
Memphis
At UCF

Our guess is that….South Florida wins 4 or 5 games this season and there’s no way Charlie Strong can survive posting a 4 – 8 or 5 – 7 record in his third season at USF…right?

10. Steve Addazio, Boston CollegeIn 40+ years of us watching college football here at Coaches Hot Seat we have NEVER seen a football team more Unprepared To Play a football game than Boston College last Friday night against Kansas with BC looking like their head coaches had spent the entire week hanging out at bars getting drunk letting the BC players coach themselves!

If Steve Addazio is not going to bother to actually get his football team ready to play football games against vastly inferior opponents then his ass should resign in embarrassment or maybe Addazio can actually show up his ass up to work this week to get his team ready to play at Rutgers…another vastly inferior team….so watch out because Addazio has a track record of not doing Any Damn Work…in our humble opinion….when his team is heavily favored in a game >

Boston College is a 7.5 favorite against Rutgers = Watch Out BC Fans because could be another Total Damn Collapse on the way this Saturday!

If Addazio loses to Rutgers his ass is going right on the #1 Hot Seat because he would need to have his ass fired right after the game on the field!

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - Ulysses S. Grant

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“Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace.”

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“I appreciate the fact, and am proud of it, that the attentions I am receiving are intended more for our country than for me personally.”

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“If you see the President, tell him from me that whatever happens there will be no turning back.”

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“In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins.”

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“Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.”

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“Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions.”

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“The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.”

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“The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.”

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“Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.”

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“The right of revolution is an inherent one. When people are oppressed by their government, it is a natural right they enjoy to relieve themselves of oppression, if they are strong enough, whether by withdrawal from it, or by overthrowing it and substituting a government more acceptable.”

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“…but for a soldier his duty is plain. He is to obey the orders of all those placed over him and whip the enemy wherever he meets him.”

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“Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate.”

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“There never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword.”

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“Everyone has his superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere, or to do anything, never to turn back or to stop until the thing intended was accomplished.”

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“I never held a council of war in my life. I heard what men had to say – the stream of talk at headquarters – but I made up my own mind, and from my written orders my staff got their first knowledge of what was to be done. No living man knew of plans”

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“I have acted in every instance from a conscientious desire to do what was right, constitutional, within the law, and for the very best interests of the whole people. Failures have been errors of judgment, not of intent.”

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“The one thing I never want to see again is a military parade. When I resigned from the army and went to a farm I was happy. When the rebellion came, I returned to the service because it was a duty. I had no thought of rank; all I did was try and make”

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“No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted. I propose to move immediately upon your works.”
To General S.B. Buckner, Fort Donelson, February 16, 1862

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“God gave us Lincoln and Liberty, let us fight for both.”
A toast made by Grant before his operations in the Vicksburg Campaign, February 22, 1863

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“I propose to fight it out on this line, if it takes all summer.”
Dispatch to Washington, during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House. May 11, 1864

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“I propose to receive the surrender of the Army of N. Va. on the following terms, to wit: Rolls of all the officers and men to be made in duplicate. One copy to be given to an officer designated by me, the other to be retained by such officer or officers as you may designate. The officers to give their individual paroles not to take up arms against the Government of the United States until properly exchanged, and each company or regimental commander sign a like parole for the men of their commands. The arms, artillery and public property to be parked and stacked, and turned over to the officer appointed by me to receive them. This will not embrace the side-arms of the officers, nor their private horses or baggage. This done, each officer and man will be allowed to return to their homes, not to be disturbed by United States authority so long as they observe their paroles and the laws in force where they may reside.”
Terms of surrender, given to General Robert E. Lee after the Battle of Appomattox Courthouse, April 9, 1865

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“Though I have been trained as a soldier, and participated in many battles, there never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword. I look forward to an epoch when a court, recognized by all nations, will settle international differences, instead of keeping large standing armies as they do in Europe.”

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“The will of the people is the best law.”

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“Oh, I am heartily tired of hearing about what Lee is going to do. Some of you always seem to think he is suddenly going to turn a double somersault, and land in our rear and on both of our flanks at the same time. Go back to your command, and try to think what we are going to do ourselves, instead of what Lee is going to do.”

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I had known General Lee in the old army, and had served with him in the Mexican War; but did not suppose, owing to the difference in our age and rank, that he would remember me, while I would more naturally remember him distinctly, because he was the chief of staff of General Scott in the Mexican War.

When I had left camp that morning I had not expected so soon the result that was then taking place, and consequently was in rough garb. I was without a sword, as I usually was when on horseback on the field, and wore a soldier’s blouse for a coat, with the shoulder straps of my rank to indicate to the army who I was. When I went into the house I found General Lee. We greeted each other, and after shaking hands took our seats. I had my staff with me, a good portion of whom were in the room during the whole of the interview.

What General Lee’s feelings were I do not know. As he was a man of much dignity, with an impassible face, it was impossible to say whether he felt inwardly glad that the end had finally come, or felt sad over the result, and was too manly to show it. Whatever his feelings, they were entirely concealed from my observation; but my own feelings, which had been quite jubilant on the receipt of his letter, were sad and depressed. I felt like anything rather than rejoicing at the downfall of a foe who had fought so long and valiantly, and had suffered so much for a cause, though that cause was, I believe, one of the worst for which a people ever fought, and one for which there was the least excuse. I do not question, however, the sincerity of the great mass of those who were opposed to us.

Our conversation grew so pleasant that I almost forgot the object of our meeting. After the conversation had run on in this style for some time, General Lee called my attention to the object of our meeting, and said that he had asked for this interview for the purpose of getting from me the terms I proposed to give his army. I said that I meant merely that his army should lay down their arms, not to take them up again during the continuance of the war unless duly and properly exchanged. He said that he had so understood my letter. Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, 1885

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“The cause of the great War of the Rebellion against the United Status will have to be attributed to slavery. For some years before the war began it was a trite saying among some politicians that “A state half slave and half free cannot exist.” All must become slave or all free, or the state will go down. I took no part myself in any such view of the case at the time, but since the war is over, reviewing the whole question, I have come to the conclusion that the saying is quite true.”

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We must go back to the campaigns of Napoleon to find equally brillant results accomplished in the same space of time with such a small loss.
Francis Vinton Greene in The Mississippi (1882) on Grant’s role in the Vicksburg campaign

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If Grant only does this thing right down there — I don’t care how, so long as he does it right — why, Grant is my man and I am his the rest of the war!
Abraham Lincoln on Grant’s Vicksburg campaign, July 5, 1863

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I wish some of you would tell me the brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals.
Statement attributed to Abraham Lincoln in response to complaints about Grant’s drinking habits, November 1863

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“He (Grant) habitually wears an expression as if he had determined to drive his head through a brick wall, and was about to do it.”
Col. Theodore Lyman. in Meade’s headquarters, 1863-1865

Wikipedia Page: Ulysses S. Grant

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Monday, September 16, 2019 - Michael Crichton

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“If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.”

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“Do you know what we call opinion in the absence of evidence? We call it prejudice.” State of Fear

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“It’s better to die laughing than to live each moment in fear.”

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“What makes you think human beings are sentient and aware? There’s no evidence for it. Human beings never think for themselves, they find it too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told-and become upset if they are exposed to any different view. The characteristic human trait is not awareness but conformity, and the characteristic result is religious warfare. Other animals fight for territory or food; but, uniquely in the animal kingdom, human beings fight for their ‘beliefs.’ The reason is that beliefs guide behavior which has evolutionary importance among human beings. But at a time when our behavior may well lead us to extinction, I see no reason to assume we have any awareness at all. We are stubborn, self-destructive conformists. Any other view of our species is just a self-congratulatory delusion. Next question.” The Lost World

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“God creates dinosaurs, God kills dinosaurs, God creates man, man kills God, man brings back dinosaurs.” Jurassic Park

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“The planet has survived everything, in its time. It will certainly survive us.” Jurassic Park

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“You think man can destroy the planet? What intoxicating vanity. Let me tell you about our planet. Earth is four-and-a-half-billion-years-old. There’s been life on it for nearly that long, 3.8 billion years. Bacteria first; later the first multicellular life, then the first complex creatures in the sea, on the land. Then finally the great sweeping ages of animals, the amphibians, the dinosaurs, at last the mammals, each one enduring millions on millions of years, great dynasties of creatures rising, flourishing, dying away — all this against a background of continuous and violent upheaval. Mountain ranges thrust up, eroded away, cometary impacts, volcano eruptions, oceans rising and falling, whole continents moving, an endless, constant, violent change, colliding, buckling to make mountains over millions of years. Earth has survived everything in its time. It will certainly survive us. If all the nuclear weapons in the world went off at once and all the plants, all the animals died and the earth was sizzling hot for a hundred thousand years, life would survive, somewhere: under the soil, frozen in Arctic ice. Sooner or later, when the planet was no longer inhospitable, life would spread again. The evolutionary process would begin again. It might take a few billion years for life to regain its present variety. Of course, it would be very different from what it is now, but the earth would survive our folly, only we would not. If the ozone layer gets thinner, ultraviolet radiation sears the earth, so what? Ultraviolet radiation is good for life. It’s powerful energy. It promotes mutation, change. Many forms of life will thrive with more UV radiation. Many others will die out. Do you think this is the first time that’s happened? Think about oxygen. Necessary for life now, but oxygen is actually a metabolic poison, a corrosive glass, like fluorine. When oxygen was first produced as a waste product by certain plant cells some three billion years ago, it created a crisis for all other life on earth. Those plants were polluting the environment, exhaling a lethal gas. Earth eventually had an atmosphere incompatible with life. Nevertheless, life on earth took care of itself. In the thinking of the human being a hundred years is a long time. A hundred years ago we didn’t have cars, airplanes, computers or vaccines. It was a whole different world, but to the earth, a hundred years is nothing. A million years is nothing. This planet lives and breathes on a much vaster scale. We can’t imagine its slow and powerful rhythms, and we haven’t got the humility to try. We’ve been residents here for the blink of an eye. If we’re gone tomorrow, the earth will not miss us.” Jurassic Park

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“I am certain there is too much certainty in the world.”

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“All your life people will tell you things. And most of the time, probably ninety-five percent of the time, what they’ll tell you will be wrong.” The Lost World

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“Praise not the day until evening has come, a woman until she is burnt, a sword until it is tried, a maiden until she is married, ice until it has been crossed, beer until it has been drunk.” Eaters of the Dead

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“It’s hard to decide who’s truly brilliant; it’s easier to see who’s driven, which in the long run may be more important.” Congo

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“Books aren’t written – they’re rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn’t quite done it.”

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“The purpose of life is to stay alive. Watch any animal in nature–all it tries to do is stay alive. It doesn’t care about beliefs or philosophy. Whenever any animal’s behavior puts it out of touch with the realities of its existence, it becomes exinct.” Congo

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“In the corner store we pulled fat bottles of water from the shelves. No one thinks it’s weird that we have to buy clean water, and that’s how I know we’re going to hell.”

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“In the information society, nobody thinks. We expected to banish paper, but we actually banished thought.”

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“Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray’s case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward—reversing cause and effect. I call these the “wet streets cause rain” stories. Paper’s full of them. In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.”

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“Human beings are so destructive. I sometimes think we’re a kind of plague, that will scrub the earth clean. We destroy things so well that I sometimes think, maybe that’s our function. Maybe every few eons, some animal comes along that kills off the rest of the world, clears the decks, and lets evolution proceed to its next phase.” The Lost World

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“All your life, other people will try to take your accomplishments away from you. Don’t you take it away from yourself.” The Lost World

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“Anyone who says he knows God’s intention is showing a lot of very human ego.” Next

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“Let’s be clear. The planet is not in jeopardy. We are in jeopardy. We haven’t got the power to destroy the planet – or to save it. But we might have the power to save ourselves.” Jurassic Park

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“In other centuries, human beings wanted to be saved, or improved, or freed, or educated. But in our century, they want to be entertained. The great fear is not of disease or death, but of boredom. A sense of time on our hands, a sense of nothing to do. A sense that we are not amused.” Timeline

And

“Raising children is, in a sense, the reason the society exists in the first place. It’s the most important thing that happens, and it’s the culmination of all the tools and language and social structure that has evolved.” The Lost World

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“Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled.”

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“All human behavior has a reason. All behavior is solving a problem.” Disclosure

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“A hundred years from now, people will look back on us and laugh. They’ll say, ‘You know what people used to believe? They believed in photons and electrons. Can you imagine anything so silly?’ They’ll have a good laugh, because by then there will be newer better fantasies… And meanwhile, you feel the way the boat moves? That’s the sea. That’s real. You smell the salt in the air? You feel the sunlight on your skin? That’s all real. Life is wonderful. It’s a gift to be alive, to see the sun and breathe the air. And there isn’t really anything else.” The Lost World

And

“Exercise invigorates the body and sharpens the mind.”

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“Nobody dares to solve the problems-because the solution might contradict your philosophy, and for most people clinging to beliefs is more important than succeeding in the world.” State of Fear

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“Working inspires inspiration. Keep working. If you succeed, keep working. If you fail, keep working. If you are interested, keep working. If you are bored, keep working.”

And

“His management philosophy, tempered in his rain-dancing days, was always to give the project to whoever had the most to gain from success–or the most to lose from failure.” Congo

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“The greatest challenge facing mankind is the challenge of distinguishing reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda. Perceiving the truth has always been a challenge to mankind, but in the information age (or as I think of it, the disinformation age) it takes on a special urgency and importance.”

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“The purpose of history is to explain the present – to say why the world around us is the way it is. History tells us what is important in our world, and how it came to be. It tells us what is to be ignored, or discarded. That is true power – profound power. The power to define a whole society.” Timeline

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“I want to pause here and talk about this notion of consensus, and the rise of what has been called consensus science. I regard consensus science as an extremely pernicious development that ought to be stopped cold in its tracks. Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you’re being had.

Let’s be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus.

There is no such thing as consensus science. If it’s consensus, it isn’t science. If it’s science, it isn’t consensus. Period.”

Wikipedia: Michael Crichton

 

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Sunday, September 15, 2019 - David Ogilvy

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“A good advertisement is one which sells the product without drawing attention to itself.”

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“The consumer isn’t a moron; she is your wife. You insult her intelligence if you assume that a mere slogan and a few vapid adjectives will persuade her to buy anything. She wants all the information you can give her.”

And

“In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.”

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“The more informative your advertising, the more persuasive it will be.”

And

‘If each of us hires people who are smaller than we are, we shall become a company of dwarfs. But if each of us hires people who are bigger than we are, we shall become a company of giants.”

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“Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it. Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine.”

And

“Leaders grasp nettles.”

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“The pursuit of excellence is less profitable than the pursuit of bigness, but it can be more satisfying.”

And

“The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.”

And

“Develop your eccentricities while you are young. That way, when you get old, people won’t think you’re going gaga.”

And

“If it doesn’t sell, it isn’t creative.”

And

“Don’t bunt. Aim out of the ball park. Aim for the company of immortals.”

And

“Never write an advertisement which you wouldn’t want your family to read. You wouldn’t tell lies to your own wife. Don’t tell them to mine.”

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“Advertising is a business of words, but advertising agencies are infested with men and women who cannot write. They cannot write advertisements, and they cannot write plans. They are helpless as deaf mutes on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.”

And

“First, make yourself a reputation for being a creative genius. Second, surround yourself with partners who are better than you are. Third, leave them to go get on with it.”

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“Ninety-nine percent of advertising doesn’t sell much of anything.”

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“I don’t know the rules of grammar… If you’re trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language, the language they use every day, the language in which they think. We try to write in the vernacular.”

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“There are very few men of genius in advertising agencies. But we need all we can find. Almost without exception they are disagreeable. Don’t destroy them. They lay golden eggs.”

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“Good copy can’t be written with tongue in cheek, written just for a living. You’ve got to believe in the product.”

Wikipedia: David Ogilvy

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Saturday, September 14, 2019 - Eddie Robinson

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“Coaching is a profession of love. You can’t coach people unless you love them.”

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“My players can wear their hair as long as they want and dress any way they want. That is, if they can afford to pay their own tuition, meals and board.”

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“People talk about the record I’ve compiled at Grambling, but the real record is the fact that for over 50 years I’ve had one job and one wife. I don’t believe anybody can out-American me.”

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“I’ve learned more about what the players meant to me and what they meant to the game. I never won a game – they did. You learn from every player because they’re not the same.”

And

“Everything I’ve done, I think I dreamed of it first.”

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“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”

And

“Coach each boy as if he were your own son”

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“Leadership, like coaching, is fighting for the hearts and souls of men and getting them to believe in you”

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“They call me the greatest. I know that the greatest football coach who ever stepped on the field is Coach Eddie Robinson. I have admired what he has done in turning boys into men. He is a credit to his sport as well as a credit to humanity.” Muhammad Ali

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“First time I met Eddie was around 1968 up at Uniontown, Pa. I was an assistant coach at West Virginia, and he was the head coach at Grambling and very successful. He came up there and spoke at a banquet. I heard him speak, and he’s the kind of guy that you get close to immediately. … He was a people’s person. You can’t help but like him … I doubt if there is a coach in the United States that people have more respect for — and loved — than for Eddie Robinson.” Bobby Bowden

Eddie G. Robinson Museum

Wikipedia: Eddie Robinson

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Friday, September 13, 2019 - Sun Tzu

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“If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.”

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“Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.”

And

“If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.”

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“All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.”

And

“All war is deception.”

And

“Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.”

And

“Opportunities multiply as they are seized.”

And

“Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility of victory in the attack.”

And

“For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.”

And

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”

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“The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.”

And

“Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.”

And

“The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.”

And

“He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious.”

And

“Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.”

And

“You have to believe in yourself.”

And

“Confront them with annihilation, and they will then survive; plunge them into a deadly situation, and they will then live. When people fall into danger, they are then able to strive for victory.”

And

“He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.”

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“If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril.”

And

“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”

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“It is essential to seek out enemy agents who have come to conduct espionage against you and to bribe them to serve you. Give them instructions and care for them. Thus doubled agents are recruited and used.”

And

“Hence that general is skilful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skilful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack.”

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“Now the reason the enlightened prince and the wise general conquer the enemy whenever they move and their achievements surpass those of ordinary men is foreknowledge.”

And

“If you are far from the enemy, make him believe you are near.”

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“It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying, and thereby they achieve great results.”

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“Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.”

And

“Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.”

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“Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy’s strategy.”

And

“In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy’s country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not so good.”

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“Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.”

And

“There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.”

And

“Of all those in the army close to the commander none is more intimate than the secret agent; of all rewards none more liberal than those given to secret agents; of all matters none is more confidential than those relating to secret operations.”

And

“The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.”

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“The skilful employer of men will employ the wise man, the brave man, the covetous man, and the stupid man.”

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“The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy.”

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“To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.”

And

“The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.”

And

“If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are not unduly long, it is not because they are disinclined to longevity.”

And

“There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited.”

And

“For them to perceive the advantage of defeating the enemy, they must also have their rewards.”

And

“Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and you know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you now Heaven and you know Earth, you may make your victory complete.”

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“If fighting is sure to result in victory, than you must fight, even though the ruler forbid it; if fighting will not result in victory, then you must not fight even at the ruler’s bidding.”

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“Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts. Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared.”

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“Secret operations are essential in war; upon them the army relies to make its every move.”

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“When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths, it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce.”

And

“If we know that our own men are in a condition to attack, but are unaware that the enemy is not open to attack, we have gone only halfway towards victory.”

And

“The enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution.”

Wikipedia Page: Sun Tzu

 

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Coaches Hot Set Quotes of the Day - Thursday, September 12, 2019 - Albert Camus

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“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”

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“Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.”

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“The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.”

And

“But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?”

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“Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.”

And

“All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant’s revolving door.”

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“Truth is mysterious, elusive, always to be conquered. Liberty is dangerous, as hard to live with as it is elating. We must march toward these two goals, painfully but resolutely, certain in advance of our failings on so long a road.”

And

“The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.”

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“The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.”

And

“Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.”

And

“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.”

And

“No cause justifies the deaths of innocent people.”

And

“Basically, at the very bottom of life, which seduces us all, there is only absurdity, and more absurdity. And maybe that’s what gives us our joy for living, because the only thing that can defeat absurdity is lucidity.”

And

“For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.”

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“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”

And

“Peace is the only battle worth waging.”

And

“There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.”

And

“I know that man is capable of great deeds. But if he isn’t capable of great emotion, well, he leaves me cold.”

And

“The need to be right — the sign of a vulgar mind.”

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“Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.”

And

“People hasten to judge in order not to be judged themselves.”

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“I would rather live my life as if there is a god and die to find out there isn’t, than live my life as if there isn’t and die to find out there is.”

And

“Life can be magnificent and overwhelming — that is the whole tragedy. Without beauty, love, or danger it would almost be easy to live. ”

And

“At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.”

And

“The evil that is in the world almost always comes from ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.”

And

“Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.”

And

“There are crimes of passion and crimes of logic. The boundary between them is not clearly defined.”

And

“Where there is no hope, it is incumbent on us to invent it.”

And

“I rebel; therefore I exist.”

And

“Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.”

And

“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”

And

“Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.”

And

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger — something better, pushing right back.”

And

“There is scarcely any passion without struggle.”

And

“Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?”

And

“But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.”

And

“Always go too far, because that’s where you’ll find the truth.”

And

“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.”

And

“The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits.”

And

“He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool.”

And

“The habit of despair is worse than despair itself.”

And

“But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?”

And

“My chief occupation, despite appearances, has always been love.”

And

“If absolute truth belongs to anyone in this world, it certainly does not belong to the man or party that claims to possess it.”

Wikipedia: Albert Camus

Is it worth the trouble, Ralph Ammer, Medium.com

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - John McKay

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“The most successful coaches on any level teach the fundamentals.”

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“No coach, no matter how successful, ever completely escapes the pressure of winning.”

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“You don’t beat people with surprises, but with execution.”

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“It bothers me that they (the national media) have picked us to be the worst team in football. Because what they are doing now is challenging your physical and your mental capacity and my ability to coach you. Now, this hurts me. Second worst team, I could stand it. But not the worst team.”

And

“Kickers are like horse manure. They’re all over the place.”

And

“Intensity is a lot of guys that run fast.”

And

“Emotion is highly overrated in football. My wife Corky is emotional as hell but can’t play football worth a damn.”

And

On his team’s blocking strategy: “Hold when you’re at home and don’t hold when you’re on the road.”

And

“If you have everyone back from a team that lost ten games, experience isn’t too important.”

And

On how coaching an expansion team is a religious experience: “You do a lot of praying, but most of the time the answer is ‘no.’ “

And

On the play of Joe Namath in the Jets 34-0 victory over Tampa Bay, “Namath is still Namath, but I must say that our guys were nice to him. I noticed when they knocked him down, they helped him to his feet. That was gentlemanly. I thought one stood around long enough to get his autograph.”

And

“I told our players that there were 700 million Chinese people in the world who didn’t even know the game was played. The next week, I got five letters from China asking “What happened?””

And

“Behind every fired football coach stands a college president.”

And

“Nobody becomes great without self-doubt. But you can’t let it consume you.”

And

“We didn’t tackle well today, but we made up for it by not blocking”.

And

“Three or four plane crashes and we’re in the playoffs.”

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* On the execution of the Bucs offense: “I think it’s a good idea.”

And

“On the Bucs early games: “Every time I look up, it seems we’re punting.”

Wikipedia: John McKay

 

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - Barbara Jordan

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“But this is the great danger America faces. That we will cease to be one nation and become instead a collection of interest groups: city against suburb, region against region, individual against individual. Each seeking to satisfy private wants.”

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“Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power.”

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“Education remains the key to both economic and political empowerment.”

And

“For all of its uncertainty, we cannot flee the future.”

And

“I felt somehow for many years that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake. But through the process of amendment, interpretation, and court decision, I have finally been included in “We, the people.”

And

“I never intended to become a run-of-the-mill person.”

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“If we promise as public officials, we must deliver. If we as public officials propose, we must produce.”

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“If you’re going to play the game properly, you’d better know every rule.”

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“Let each person do his or her part. If one citizen is unwilling to participate, all of us are going to suffer. For the American idea, though it is shared by all of us, is realized in each one of us.”

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“Let us heed the voice of the people and recognize their common sense. If we do not, we not only blaspheme our political heritage, we ignore the common ties that bind all Americans.”

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“More is required of public officials than slogans and handshakes and press releases. More is required. We must hold ourselves strictly accountable. We must provide the people with a vision of the future.”

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“The citizens of America expect more. They deserve and they want more than a recital of problems.”

And

“There is no executive order; there is no law that can require the American people to form a national community. This we must do as individuals and if we do it as individuals, there is no President of the United States who can veto that decision.”

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“There is no obstacle in the path of young people who are poor or members of minority groups that hard work and preparation cannot cure.”

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“We are a people trying not only to solve the problems of the present: unemployment, inflation… but we are attempting on a larger scale to fulfill the promise of America.”

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“We call ourselves public servants but I’ll tell you this: we as public servants must set an example for the rest of the nation. It is hypocritical for the public official to admonish and exhort the people to uphold the common good.”

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“We must exchange the philosophy of excuse – what I am is beyond my control for the philosophy of responsibility.”

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“What the people want is very simple – they want an America as good as its promise.”

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“What we have to do is strike a balance between the idea that government should do everything and the idea, the belief, that government ought to do nothing. Strike a balance.”

Wikipedia: Barbara Jordan

 

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Post Week 2 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – Jeremy Pruitt Has Never Been Wrong and He’s The Exact Opposite of Paul “Bear” Bryant – Why Tennessee Football Is In Deep Trouble – Johnny Cash: The Last Great American
 

With Week 2 of the college football season in the books let’s get right to the Great Johnny Cash to tell these coaches on the Hot Seat what it’s all about!

Thank You Mr. Cash and for anyone that hasn’t seen the following great documentary on the Man in Black Johnny Cash made by the BBC it is well worth your time which produced this terrific quote from Roseanne Cash >

“Johnny Cash is a two-word answer for why it’s still good to be an America.”

Post Week 2 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

1. Jeremy Pruitt, Tennessee – Every Summer several of us at Coaches Hot Seat get together for a Great American Road Trip with our RVs and in the Summer of 2018 we drove from San Francisco to Boston and back with our wives and kids along for the ride at least part of the time. We always try to stop along the way at college towns or cities related to Coaches on the Hot Seat and last year we got to two places related to Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt >

Birmingham, Alabama

Knoxville, Tennessee

Now, we have been to both of these cities many times for business and football games in the past, but this time we were interested to learn what we could from people that that knew Jeremy Pruitt when he was an assistant coach at Hoover High School in the suburb of Hoover, Alabama about 20 miles south of Birmingham and learn a lot we did. Over two days we had a couple of lunches at Taziki’s Mediterranean Café (Great Greek Food!) and Jim N’ Nick’s BBQ both only a few miles from Hoover High School.

What we learned in those two lunches about Pruitt and the guy he used to work for at Hoover High School, head coach Rush Propst, was interesting indeed and we carried with us to Knoxville where we were to meet our kids for a trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee and Dollywood, a theme park owned by the Great Dolly Parton, an opinion of Pruitt we did not have before our trip to Hoover. In Knoxville we met with people that had only known and watched Pruitt since he got to town only a few months earlier to take over the Tennessee football program and they had some very definite opinions of Pruitt that have sharpened a good bit in the last year and who we touched base again with on the Sunday after the Vols lost to BYU.

A question that we posed to all of these people in 2018 and in the last few weeks has been >

Who exactly is Jeremy Pruitt and what do you think of him?

Very interesting is that not one person, in Hoover, Alabama or Knoxville, Tennessee had anything remotely positive to say about Jeremy Pruitt and they also didn’t have a ton of negative things to say about Pruitt with most of it being boilerplate in nature, but almost every one of them said something along the lines of (and we are paraphrasing here) >

“Jeremy has never been wrong and he never will be wrong.”

“It is not within Pruitt to admit he is wrong…about anything.”

“Jeremy tends to blame others when things go wrong and takes the credit when things go right.”

Now the above are the opinions of American Citizens who shared those opinions with us without fear or favor and we also got some very strong opinions on the man Pruitt worked for at Hoover High School, Rush Propst, and we can characterize those opinions along the lines of Propst being one of the most arrogant human beings we have ever heard described by others, but then most in and around the game of football know the backstory on Rush Propst who is now out of football after being suspended from his last high school job in Georgia. Now related to Rush Propst and Hoover High School Football many years ago when a couple of Coaches Hot Seat members were in Birmingham on business we went out to Hoover High School to watch Propst coach his football team in practice and Jeremy Pruitt was on those practice fields and one thing that really stood out to us from watching that practice very close to the field with someone that played at the school decades before was that it was never-ending of running down the players by almost all the Hoover coaches. Yes, that is something we will never forget, which is something we would not tolerate from anyone coaching our kids because we know there’s a way to coach kids without running their asses down all day.

Getting back to Jeremy Pruitt we have a Coaches Hot Seat member who played for Paul “Bear” Bryant at Alabama in the 1970s and he always talks about how Coach Bryant would “give credit to the players when we won and take the blame when we lost” and actually Coach Bryant had a quote along those lines that we really believe in here at Coaches Hot Seat >

“If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it. That’s all it takes to get people to win football games for you.” Paul “Bear” Bryant

Now, we tried to remember Jeremy Pruitt ever taking blame for anything in his stops at Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Alabama, and in his second season at Tennessee and we could not remember or find one on the Internet and in fact we found the exact opposite of Pruitt blaming his players when things go wrong and taking credit when things for right.

Case in point to what we have written above below you will find a video of Jeremy Pruitt’s press conference right after the lost to BYU on Saturday night and we ask that you watch this press conference and tell us if you see Pruitt taking blame for the loss or do you see as we do Pruitt immediately blaming his players for not performing, and we remind folks that Pruitt has been paid $7 Million Dollars over the last two years to get his football team ready to play in games and yet when the team fails it’s not Pruitt’s fault….it’s the players’ fault:

Sorry Jeremy Pruitt….but you are Sorry As Hell and we are not sure exactly where you learned to blame players as the Head Coach instead of taking responsibility for YOUR team’s play since YOU are the Head Coach, but we have some good guesses and both are in Alabama where you worked for two head coaches in Rush Propst and Nick Saban who also….have never been wrong…and when things go bad both blame others in our opinion which Saban did the entire offseason blaming other assistant coaches and the team not playing up to the “Alabama standard” in the loss to Clemson…whatever the Hell that is Nick!

It’s seems clear to us that Jeremy Pruitt is never wrong and he’s working for an athletic director in Phil Fulmer who also is never wrong and it’s just our opinion that Pruitt and Fulmer will burn down the Tennessee Football program totally before either would admit they have been wrong about anything meaning Pruitt in how he is coaching and getting his football team ready to play games and Fulmer ever admitting he made a mistake in hiring Pruitt.

What you have fans of Tennessee Football is a potentially disastrous situation where there are two people in positions of power over the Vols football program who in our opinion will…

Destroy It Totally Before They Ever Admit They Were Wrong!

Just our humble opinion.

As for the BYU – Tennessee game let’s just be honest here >

It was two teams that played hard but were only mediocrely coached with both teams making lots of mistakes on the field and in coaching decisions, but in the end BYU made a play or two and won a game they had no Damn business winning and at the end of that game as you can clearly see >

Jeremy Pruitt blamed his players instead of taking personal responsibility for what happened on the field which he is paid Millions of Dollars to do and for that Jeremy…

You Are Worthless As Hell and Not Fit To Call Yourself A Member of Any Alabama Family Associated with Paul “Bear” Bryant because the Bear would kick your Sorry and Worthless Ass for being the Total Damn Prick that you are, and we know at least one former Alabama football player that played for the Bear who calls your behavior “below shameless and selfish as Hell!”

Jeremy Pruitt’s Records at Tennessee >

Overall: 5 – 9

SEC: 2 – 6

Now at 0 – 2 on the 2019 Tennessee has left to play on their schedule >

Chattanooga
At Florida
Georgia
Mississippi State
At Alabama
South Carolina
UAB
At Kentucky
At Mizzou
Vanderbilt

Our guess is Tennessee wins 4 games this season and the only way that Pruitt gets fired after a 4 – 8 season is if Phil Fulmer gets fired first because Fulmer is not admitting he made a mistake hiring Pruitt no matter what happens in 2019 or anytime in the future which means eventually Fulmer will be fired and the Tennessee President/Chancellor will then fire Pruitt and then maybe the next AD will hire someone like Mike Leach who Tennessee fans….you could have already had in his second season in Knoxville who be WINNING BIG!

2. Chip Kelly, UCLA – After the loss to San Diego State at the Rose Bowl on Saturday by the Bruins in front of a crowd that looked like 10,000 or so people we are not quite sure what Chip Kelly is doing in Westwood but for Damn sure it doesn’t look like he is coaching this UCLA football team!

Chip Kelly is running an offense that will not work in today’s game even if he had more talent at QB and elsewhere on the field so we don’t know exactly where this is going but we do know that following >

Chip Kelly’s Record at UCLA >

Overall: 3 – 11

Pac-12: 3 – 6

UCLA remaining schedule >

Oklahoma
At Washington State
At Arizona
Oregon State
At Stanford
Arizona State
Colorado
At Utah
At USC
California

The Bruins will be lucky to win 2 games in 2019 and we are quite confident that Kelly cannot survive a 2 win season and that athletic director Dan Guerrero will be fired first and then the next AD will hire a new head coach for the Bruins who might be the current offensive coordinator at USC if he’s interested in the job!

3. Willie Taggart, Florida State – Willie Taggart stole a win over La. Monroe on Saturday in what can be called nothing but Another Damn Pitiful Performance by the Florida State Football Team under Taggart which there have been a Helluva Lot of the last two seasons.

Sitting on these records….

Overall: 6 – 8

ACC: 3 – 5

….Taggart has very little margin for error since the Seminoles at a minimum will need 6 wins and probably 8 for Willie to coach FSU in 2020 and with that in mind let’s look at what the 1 – 1 Noles have left to play in 2019 >

At Virginia
Louisville
NC State
At Clemson
At Wake Forest
Syracuse
Miami
At Boston College
Alabama State
At Florida

If you can’t beat Boise State and care only barely beat La. Monroe on your homefield then for Damn sure you are not going to 5 of your last 9 games playing the above schedule so we fully expect the FSU job to open up shortly after the Florida game in early December big buyout for Willie or not because this Horseshit FSU now playing….we nor anyone else can stand it for another season!

4. Will Muschamp, South Carolina – South Carolina played well against Charleston Southern which is like saying the Coaches Hot Seat Flag Football Team looked good against the Masons, who we regularly score 100+ points a game on, so what’s ahead for the Gamecocks is what’s important and now at 1 – 1 USC has left >

Alabama
At Mizzou
Kentucky
At Georgia
Florida
At Tennessee
Vanderbilt
Appalachian State
At Texas A&M
Clemson

South Carolina should beat Vanderbilt and Appalachian State at home so that’s 3 wins….they should beat Tennessee in Knoxville so that’s 4 wins….but we don’t see another win on the schedule and anyone that thinks Will Muschamp can post a 4 – 8 record in his fourth year in Columbia and keep his job is either drunk on whiskey, high on Gunja, or kissing AD Ray Tanner’s ass!

5. Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech – The Hokies beat Old Dominion on Saturday and up next for Va. Tech is another Powerhouse in Furman so the team should be…we repeat…should be 2 – 1 when they host Duke on Friday, September 27 but then after the Blue Devils what’s left is >

At Miami
Rhode Island – Another Powerhouse
North Carolina
At Notre Dame
Wake Forest
At Georgia Tech
Pitt
At Virginia

Geez…whoever put together the 2019 Hokies out-of-conference schedule must have thought he has a Total Damn Loser as a head coach who will need 3 sure-wins that even Bozo the Clown could produce but even with those 3 wins how many games will Va. Tech win this season?

Our guess…5 games for a 5 – 7 record in Justin Fuente’s fourth year at Va. Tech and with TWO sure-wins!

Got if the Hokies go 5 – 7 in 2019 that Justin Fuente’s should be run out of Blacksburg?

Yep…in our humble opinion…because Captain Kangaroo could have gotten the Hokies 5 wins coaching them with this Total Horseshit schedule!

6. Charlie Strong, South Florida – We are not quite sure why USF has Totally Collapsed under Charlie Strong over the last 8 games going 0 – 8 from the Houston game forward from last season and losing the first two games of 2019, but it is a Stunning Collapse which should come to an end when the Bulls play South Carolina State this coming Saturday…we say it should!

0 – 2 on the season with these games left to play….

South Carolina State
SMU
At UConn
BYU
At Navy
At East Carolina
Temple
Cincinnati
Memphis
At UCF

….we really cannot see USF getting to 6 wins in 2019 even with wins over South Carolina State and UConn on the road. Can Charlie Strong post a 5 – 7 or worse record in his third season at USF and return to coach the Bulls in 2020? Probably, but why is South Florida Totally Collapsing….that is by far the more important question!

7. Chris Ash, Rutgers – Chris Ash’s Rutgers team got Totally Destroyed by Iowa by the score of 30 – 0 on Saturday with the Hawkeyes only half-awake for the game and that Total Destruction game in…wait for it….Ash’s 38th game at the school in his fourth season on the job!

Chris Ash’s records at Rutgers now stand at >

Overall: 8 – 30

Big Ten: 3 – 25

Rutgers has left to play in 2019 >

Boston College
At Michigan
Maryland
At Indiana
Minnesota
Liberty
At Illinois
Ohio State
Michigan State
At Penn State

We don’t see Rutgers winning another game this season and we rather doubt Ash will make it to end of the 2019 season but then he should have been fired after the 2018 season…in our humble opinion….because Rutgers was a worse-off football program after 3 seasons of Ash coaching them than when Ash took over the program in 2016.

8. Lovie Smith, Illinois – Lovie Smith and the Illini were able to get 2 wins to start the season against Akron and UConn and most any Powder Puff team would be 2 – 0 right now as well playing those 2 games and in Week 3 here comes another team most any Powder Puff team would beat >

Eastern Michigan

Got the AD at Illinois knew he would have a Total Disaster on his hands so he loaded up the out-of-conference schedule with Cupcakes to get 3 easy wins on the books?

Yep….in our humble opinion!

Lovie Smith’s record at Illinois now stand at….

Overall: 11 – 27

Big Ten: 4 – 23

…and the Illini have left in 2019 >

Eastern Michigan
Nebraska
At Minnesota
Michigan
Wisconsin
At Purdue
Rutgers
At Michigan State
At Iowa
Northwestern

Mary Tyler Moore coaching the Illini could win 4 games in 2019 but how many more wins will the team get?

Our guess…maybe 5 wins….maybe just 4 wins….but with 3 Cupcakes + Rutgers = Super Big Ten Cupcake Gilligan could have led the Illini to 4 wins in 2019!

9. Kalani Sitake, BYU – BYU got a nice win on the road in Knoxville on Saturday and not surprising the Cougar players played hard throughout as they always have done in our four-plus decades of watching BYU football play and right there is why we are so hard on BYU Head Coaches >

We have been watching BYU football for decades and a couple of us knew Coach LaVell Edwards who was just a Helluva Coach and Man and thus we expect a lot out of BYU Football….A Helluva Lot!

Kilani Sitake played for LaVell Edwards at BYU between 1997 – 2000 where he was a three-year starter at fullback and after the wins over the Vols Sitake’s record now stand at:

Overall: 21 – 20

That’s not good enough for BYU…at least in our humble opinion…and now at 1 – 1 on the season the Cougars have left to play in 2019 >

USC
Washington
At Toledo
At South Florida
Boise State
At Utah State
Liberty
Idaho State
At UMass
At San Diego State

In our opinion having seen USC in person last week at the Coliseum against Stanford the Trojans are beatable and watching Cal beat Washington we believe that UW is beatable and certainly there are at least beyond those two games another 5 games at least on the schedule so 7 – 5 is very doable this season…Very Doable!

10. Kevin Sumlin, Arizona – Arizona beat Northern Arizona by the score of 65 – 41 on Saturday and now the 1 – 1 Wildcats have left to play this season games against >

Texas Tech
UCLA
At Colorado
Washington
At USC
At Stanford
Oregon State
At Oregon
Utah
At Arizona State

Can Arizona win 5 of its remaining 10 games?

Not if they don’t beat both Texas Tech and UCLA in the next couple of weeks!

 

 

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Monday, September 9, 2019 - Ray Bradbury

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“Americans are far more remarkable than we give ourselves credit for. We’ve been so busy damning ourselves for years. We’ve done it all, and yet we don’t take credit for it.”

And

“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.”

And

“Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I spent the rest of the day putting the pieces together.”

And

“I don’t try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.”

And

“I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.”

And

“I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it’s better than college. People should educate themselves – you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library and I’d written a thousand stories.”

And

“If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.”

And

“If you don’t like what you’re doing, then don’t do it.”

And

“If you dream the proper dreams, and share the myths with people, they will want to grow up to be like you.”

And

“If you enjoy living, it is not difficult to keep the sense of wonder.”

And

“Love is the answer to everything. It’s the only reason to do anything. If you don’t write stories you love, you’ll never make it. If you don’t write stories that other people love, you’ll never make it.”

And

“The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance – the idea that anything is possible.”

And

“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”

And

“We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.”

And

“We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts.”

And

“You can’t try to do things; you simply must do them.”

And

“Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage.”

And

“There was always a minority afraid of something, and a great majority afraid of the dark, afraid of the future, afraid of the past, afraid of the present, afraid of themselves and shadows of themselves.”

Wikipedia: Ray Bradbury

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Sunday, September 8, 2019 - Steve Sabol

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“Life is great. Football is better.”

And

“The autumn wind is a pirate. Blustering in from sea with a rollicking song he sweeps along swaggering boisterously. His face is weather beaten, he wears a hooded sash with a silver hat about his head… The autumn wind is a Raider, pillaging just for fun.”

And

“I think in the NFL knowledge is power, and you try to get the knowledge by whatever means.”

And

“A perfect record does not mean that someone is the greatest. Rocky Marciano never lost a fight, but I never hear anyone say he’s the greatest heavyweight champion of all time.”

And

“I never thought of what I was doing as a way to sell the NFL. I was making movies about a sport that I loved, about players and coaches that I respected. I wanted to convey my love of the game through film. And most artists convey their love through art. And my art and my love was expressed through film.”

And

“Lombardi, a certain magic still lingers in the very name. It speaks of duels in the snow and November mud… He remains for many the heart of pro football, pumping hard right now.”

And

“Look at a football field. It looks like a big movie screen. This is theatre. Football combines the strategy of chess. It’s part ballet. It’s part battleground, part playground. We clarify, amplify and glorify the game with our footage, the narration and that music, and in the end create an inspirational piece of footage.”

And

“I’ve always been fascinated by Picasso and how he would look at a single image through multiple perspectives and from separate moments in time. He would look at a woman’s face and he would see almost a three-dimensional look even though it was a flat canvas. I thought, well why couldn’t we do the same thing with a football play?”

And

“When my father bid $5,000 for the 1962 Championship Game, that was a huge amount. It was double the bid the year before. Pete Rozelle was flabbergasted. Who was this guy who was willing to spend so much money on what seemed like relatively worthless rights to the NFL Championship Game?”

And

“If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s not being noticed.”

And

“I remember when we were making ‘They Call It Pro Football,’ which was our ‘Citizen Kane.’ The first line is ‘It starts with a whistle and ends with a gun.'”

And

“If you can show something as complicated as two people falling in love with just music and camera angles, well, just think about what you can do with football.”

And

“Football is a sport of emotions, and we have to capture that in our films.”

And

“I’ve been very lucky in the freedom that I’ve been given. Every artist needs two types of freedom: You need the freedom to – the freedom to come up with an idea or treatment – and then you need the other half of the freedom, and that’s freedom from – somebody saying, ‘This is great. This is how I want you to do it.'”

And

“NFL Films has had one continuous, creative vision for 47 years. These are timeless things; timeless stories that we capture just like people go back and read Greek mythology.”

And

“You know how I came up with the name ‘Road to the Super Bowl?’ It’s an homage to the old Bob Hope – Bing Crosby buddy movies – you know, like ‘Road to Zanzibar’ or ‘Road to Morocco.’ Can you tell? All I’ve done my whole life is go to movies.”

And

“So they talk about heaven, and I don’t know what is waiting for me up there. But I can tell you this: Nothing will happen up there that can duplicate my life down here. Nothing. That life cannot be better than the one I’ve lived down here, the football life. It’s been perfect.”

And

“To me, football is very personal. Even as a kid, I looked at football in dramaturgical terms. It wasn’t the score that interested me, it was the struggle.”

And

“I’ve always believed in that famous quote from Karl Marx, something like; ‘Men make history, but not under conditions of their own choosing.”

And

“The pressure is suffocating down there; there’s no air to breathe. You make a mistake or come up just short in the Super Bowl, and it feels like the end of the world.”

And

Wikipedia: Steve Sabol

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Saturday, September 7, 2019 - Darrell Royal

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“A boy shows how much he wants to play in the spring, when it’s tough, and during two a days, when it’s hot and tough. I don’t count on the boy who waits till October, when it’s cool and fun, then decides he wants to play. Maybe he’s better than three guys ahead of him, but I know those three won’t change their minds in the fourth quarter.”

And

“Breaks balance out. The sun don’t shine on the same ol’ dog’s rear end every day.”

And

“Football doesn’t build character. It eliminates the weak ones.”

And

“I learned this about coaching: You don’t have to explain victory and you can’t explain defeat.”

And

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

And

“Once you cross the 50 you feel like an unsaddled horse.”

And

“Punt returns will kill you quicker than a minnow can swim a dipper.”

And

“You know, a football coach is nothing more than a teacher. You teach them the same subject, and you have a group of new guys every year.”

And

“You’ve got to think lucky. If you fall into a mudhole, check your back pocket – you might have caught a fish.”

And

“You’ve got to be in a position for luck to happen. Luck doesn’t go around looking for a stumblebum.”

And

“On game day, I am more nervous than a pig in a packing plant.”

And

“There’s an old saying, ‘You dance with who brung ya.’”

And

“Really, it was said about two-thirds in jest. Since we won the Arkansas and Notre Dame games with fourth-down and short-yardage passes, another image has arisen. I’ve been pictured as a man who takes chances. Two stinkin’ plays, and I’m a helluva gambler.”

And

“Some of them are so green you could hide ‘em on top of a lettuce leaf.”

And

“He could run like small-town gossip.”

And

“Ol’ Ugly is better than Ol’ Nothing.”

And

“They’re gonna come after us with their eyes pulled up like BBs.”

And

“There was a hornet’s nest waiting for us in Houston, and we were walking into it like Little Red Riding Hood with jam on her face.”

And

“Winning coaches must treat mistakes like copperheads in the bedclothes – avoid them with all the energy you can muster.”

And

“The best thing a coach can hope for is to please the majority. And the only way to please the majority is to win.”

And

“I’m pretty thin-skinned. When they say, ‘Do you want some constructive criticism?’ I say, ‘No.’”

And

“It’s an in-the-trench battle. It’s meat on meat, flesh on flesh and stink on stink. And that’s the only way you can play it.”

And

“Trends are bunk. Only angry people win football games.”

And

“We don’t want candy stripes on our uniforms. These are work clothes.”

And

“He’s as quick as a hiccup.”

And

“He doesn’t have a lot of speed, but maybe Elizabeth Taylor can’t sing.”

And

“I didn’t want to stay until I had used up all the enjoyment because that’s too long to stay anywhere.”

And

“If worms carried pistols, birds wouldn’t eat ’em.”

Wikipedia: Darrell Royal

 

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Friday, September 6, 2019 - Tom Peters

“The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.”

And

‘Good managers have a bias for action.”

And

“Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.”

And

“Remember my mantra: distinct… or extinct.”

And

“Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing… layout, processes, and procedures.”

And

“Vision is dandy, but sustainable company excellence comes from a huge stable of able managers.”

And

“Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.”

And

“Creating in all employees the awareness that their best efforts are essential and that they will share in the rewards of the company’s success.”

And

“Transforming leadership, [is defined as] leadership that builds on man’s need for meaning, leadership that creates institutional purpose … he is the value-shaper, the exemplar, the maker of meanings … he is the true artist, the true pathfinder.”

And

“What gets measured gets done.”

And

“Every excellent company we studied is clear on what it stands for, and takes the process of value shaping seriously. In fact, we wonder whether it is possible to be an excellent company without clarity on values and without having the right sorts of values.”

And

The Big Four: Out-read ’em. Out-study ’em. Out-present ’em. Out-listen ’em.

And

“The Peters Principles: Enthusiasm. Emotion. Excellence. Energy. Excitement. Service. Growth. Creativity. Imagination. Vitality. Joy. Surprise. Independence. Spirit. Community. Limitless human potential. Diversity. Profit. Innovation. Design. Quality. Entrepreneurialism. Wow.”

And

“Leadership is all about love:

Passion,
Enthusiasms,
Appetite for Life,
Engagement,
Great Causes & Determination to Make a Damn Difference,
Commitment to Excellence
Shared Adventures,
Bizarre Failures,
Growth Beyond Measure,
Insatiable Appetite for Change.”

And

“Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change.”

And

“Give a lot, expect a lot, and if you don’t get it, prune.”

And

“If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.”

And

“Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.”

And

“The magic formula that successful businesses have discovered is to treat customers like guests and employees like people.”

And

“Winners must learn to relish change with the same enthusiasm and energy that we have resisted it in the past.”

And

“Celebrate what you want to see more of.”

And

“The best leaders… almost without exception and at every level, are master users of stories and symbols.”

And

“We found that the most exciting environments, that treated people very well, are also tough as nails. There is no bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo… excellent companies provide two things simultaneously: tough environments and very supportive environments.”

And

“There is no such thing as a minor lapse of integrity”

And

“If not excellence, what? If not excellence now, when?”

Wikipedia: Tom Peters

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Thursday, September 5, 2019 - Peter Drucker

“A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge.”

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“Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information.”

And

“Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.”

And

“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.”

And

“Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.”

And

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”

And

“People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.”

And

“The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.”

And

“The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.”

And

“Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.”

And

“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.”

And

“Management by objective works – if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don’t.”

And

“Never mind your happiness; do your duty.”

And

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

And

“We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.”

And

“Morale in an organization does not mean that “people get along together”; the test is performance not conformance.”

And

“A man should never be appointed into a managerial position if his vision focuses on people’s weaknesses rather than on their strengths.” The Practice of Management (1954)

And

“It does not matter whether the worker wants responsibility or not, …The enterprise must demand it of him.” The Practice of Management (1954)

And

“The postwar [WWII] GI Bill of Rights–and the enthusiastic response to it on the part of America’s veterans–signaled the shift to the knowledge society. Future historians may consider it the most important event of the twentieth century. We are clearly in the midst of this transformation; indeed, if history is any guide, it will not be completed until 2010 or 2020. But already it has changed the political, economic and moral landscape of the world.” Managing in a Time of Great Change (1995)

And

“Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior executives make decisions or that only senior executives’ decisions matter. This is a dangerous mistake.”

And

“Never mind your happiness; do your duty.”

And

“Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.”

And

“Management by objective works – if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don’t.”

And

“Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.”

And

“We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.”

And

“No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.”

And

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

And

“Business, that’s easily defined – it’s other people’s money.”

And

“Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window.”

And

“The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.”

And

“Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level.”

And

‘Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.”

And

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”

And

“The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer.”

And

“The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say ‘I’. And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say ‘I’. They don’t think ‘I’. They think ‘we’; they think ‘team’. They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don’t sidestep it, but ‘we’ gets the credit…. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done.”

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2019 Post Week 1 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 13th Season of Coaches Hot Seat - Even Saban Was On The Hot Seat!

Amazing at it sounds to write it this is the 13th football season for Coaches Hot Seat which was cranked-up in January 2007 only a week or so after Nick Saban was hired to coach the Alabama Crimson Tide and believe it or not we had Saban on the Hot Seat going into the 2008 season after he only posted a 7-6 record in his first season in Tuscaloosa! Saban only won 5 of the next 10 National Titles at Alabama, but for a brief time, Nick’s ass was on the Hot Seat and that should be a lesson to all coaches and everyone out there >

Just because your ass is on the Hot Seat today doesn’t mean it will be there tomorrow….and vice-versa of course!

Well let’s get to it since we now have Week 1 of the 2019 College Football Season in the books and of course we must ask that the Late Great Johnny Cash come out and show these coaches just where in Hell they stand right now!

Thank You Mr. Cash!

2019 Post Week 1 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

1. Jeremy Pruitt, Tennessee – Jeremy Pruitt was hired by Tennessee AD Phillip Fulmer to be the head coach of the Tennessee Vols football team on December 7, 2017 which means that Jeremy Pruitt has been the Head Football Coach at Tennessee for….wait for it….

634 Days!

Please…can anyone tell us just what in the Hell that Jeremy Pruitt has been doing over those 634 days because watching the Vols get physically whipped by Georgia State on Saturday it was self-evident that…

Jeremy Pruitt hasn’t been doing a Damn Thing!

Oh…little doubt that Pruitt has logged lots of hours in the coaches offices and practices fields in Knoxville but was there any real work being done over those 634 days to build….forget about a championship football team…but just a team that will show up and play football with 50%+ effort which the Tennessee players did not do on Saturday?

Evidently Not!

A recruiting expert buddy of ours tells us that Georgia State does not even have 10% of the talent on the Tennessee roster and yet…

Tennessee Got Its Ass Physically Whipped By Georgia State on Saturday and for that Jeremy Pruitt and the man that hired him Phillip Fulmer should be ashamed…deeply ashamed…that they have taken one Dime of compensation over the last 634 days because neither man has earned one Damn Dime of that money….and that is also self-evident to anyone with 2+ IQ!

This Is Very Damn Simple: Former Tennessee AD John Currie before he was couped out of his job by a group of Damn Morons in Knoxville, Tennessee had offered the Vols head coaching job to Mike Leach and Leach has accepted that job in our opinion and with Currie out of the way it was left to new AD Phil Fulmer to hire the next head coach and who did Fulmer hire?

Jeremy Pruitt

And what is Jeremy Pruitt’s record now with 634 days on the job at Tennessee?

5 – 8

Oh…Pruitt has been paid over those 634 days almost…wait for it….

$7 Million-Plus Dollars!

For what exactly because in our opinion Jeremy Pruitt has been sitting around on his ass not doing a Damn thing because if Pruitt had earned one Damn Dime of that money his Tennessee football team would have showed up in his 13th game at the school in Neyland Stadium and whipped Georgia State…but in fact it was…

Georgia State that whipped the Vols asses or as Pat Dye once said…

“Took them out behind the barn and took away their manhood!”

Jeremy Pruitt is a Damn Joke and was given Massive Amounts of talent to work with at Hoover High School, Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, and back at Alabama where Any Damn Stumblebum could field solid defensive teams if they just showed up for work and did their Damn jobs but for $7M+ Dollars Jeremy Pruitt has not done One Damn Thing in 634 days and by all rights Pruitt and Fulmer should have already been fired after the disgraceful performance on Saturday in Knoxville!

For way Damn too long now Worthless Trust Fund Boys who would be lucky to be shoveling shit in South Georgia have had control of the Tennessee football program and what have those Worthless Trust Fund Boys who would be NOTHING today if their Daddy hadn’t given their asses everything they own in this world done to Tennessee football in the last decade-plus?

They have Freaking Destroyed it and every day that Phil Fulmer and Jeremy Pruitt sit in the athletic offices at the University of Tennessee the longer the problems will continue…but come now….if Pruitt fails totally and even if he and Fulmer get their asses run off Rocky Top the Worthless As Hell Trust Fund Boys will still be there telling people what to do and unless the fans of Tennessee football kick their Worthless As Hell Asses to the curb…

Nothing Will Change and Tennessee Football will continue to be the Total Damn Joke of College Football!

634 days making $7M+ Dollars and Jeremy Pruitt hasn’t done One Damn Thing and in FACT the Tennessee Football program is worse off today than it every was in the last days of Fulmer, and under Kiffin, Dooley, and Jones so be proud Tennessee fans of what you saw on Saturday because there is more coming….a Helluva Lot More because the people driving this Vols Disaster Train are still there…and they will Totally Gut the entire Damn thing until you are looking up at Vandy….Oh…you already are looking up at Vandy!

If Tennessee loses to BYU on Saturday then Tennessee fans should not leave Neyland Stadium but demand that Jeremy Pruitt and Phil Fulmer be fired right after the game and if the Vols do start 0 – 2 in 2019 then both should resign but do you think Pruitt or Fulmer would ever admit they been wrong about anything on this Earth?

NEVER!

Now let’s see what the Candy Ass Less Than 50% Effort Vols can do against a Below Average to Damn Pitiful and also Barely Coached BYU team on Saturday in a matchup of the #1 and #4 Hot Seat Coaches in College Football!

Oh…Tennessee is only 3-point favorite at Neyland Stadium over BYU and the Cougars record the last 3 years now stands at…wait for it…

11 – 16!

2. Chip Kelly, UCLA – Like Jeremy Pruitt we are not quite sure what Chip Kelly has been doing at UCLA the last two seasons to earn the $7M+ Dollars he has made on the job in Westwood because the Bruins team that showed-up against Cincinnati last Thursday night looked…

Totally Damn Un-Coached….just like Tennessee did on Saturday!

We got to see a lot of Chip Kelly’s Oregon teams in Pac-12 Country both at Stanford and in Eugene and it’s almost like there is an imposter coaching the UCLA Bruins because this is not the Kelly that coached the Oregon Ducks and either Kelly will figure this thing out soon…meaning in 2019…or we have been told there will be not Year 3 to right a ship that cannot be righted with what Kelly is now doing!

With the loss to Cincinnati Chip Kelly is now 3 – 10 at UCLA and the Bruins have left to play in 2019 >

San Diego State
Oklahoma
At Washington State
At Arizona
Oregon State
At Stanford
Arizona State
Colorado
At Utah
At USC
California

We don’t see UCLA winning more than 4 games in 2019…does anyone with 2+ IQ based upon what the Bruins looked like against Cincinnati?

NO!

We are not quite sure what is going on in Westwood with Chip Kelly and the UCLA Football team but we are sure that the Bruins win 4 games or less in 2019 there will be a push to fire UCLA AD Dan Guerrero and Chip Kelly and this time go out and hire a coach that can actually field a team that looks like they have been coached-up the game of football!

That’s not too much to ask when your ass is making $4M a year!

3. Willie Taggart, Florida State – The FSU team that played Boise State on Saturday looked better than the FSU teams looked in most games in 2018, but how in the Hell is Boise State able to travel all the way across America and change the stadium venue and play in weather they have no ability to practice in and beat FSU on its homefield?

No idea how that can happen because we are talking about Florida State here where there is 4 to 5 times the talent that Boise State had on its roster on Saturday and yet…

Boise State looked like a well-coached football team

AND

Florida State looked almost un-coached especially on the defensive side of the ball

Willie Taggart is lucky that he is coaching FSU in the ACC Conference where there is a chance to play a Helluva Lot of Mediocre football teams between now and December but when you look at what FSU has left how many games can they win in 2019?

La. Monroe
At Virginia
Louisville
NC State
At Clemson
At Wake Forest
Syracuse
Miami
At Boston College
Alabama State
At Florida

With one loss already on the board and two cupcakes left that is 3 wins…but how many more will FSU get?

If they can’t get at least 4 more win to finish at 7 – 5 then Willie Taggart will be fired shortly after the Florida game on November 30.

4. Kalani Sitake, BYU – Kalani Sitake is a nice guy….we mean a really nice guy…but the BYU team that lost to a very good Utah team to open the season looked a Helluva Lot like his BYU teams of the last three seasons which often played undisciplined, made lots of mistakes, committed penalties, turned the ball over, and did everything else that bad football teams do and why in the Hell exactly is that still happening in Sitake’s 4th year on the job in Provo?

No clue to the answer to that question but BYU has a great chance to bounceback in Week 2 against a Tennessee Football team that is now Totally Un-Coached and gives sub-50% effort on their home field so maybe just maybe Sitake can get things rolling in Knoxville…but if he can’t and somehow doesn’t get to at least 6 wins in 2019….my how the standards have fallen at BYU….then Sitake is only coaching the Cougars December.

5. Kevin Sumlin, Arizona – We seem to have a recurring theme to kick-off the 2019 college football season with the coaches at Tennessee, UCLA, BYU, and now Arizona with Kevin Sumlin not having their teams ready to play in the first game with the Wildcats losing to a Hawaii team that Arizona should not be losing to in the second year of a coach in Tucson!

Like Jeremy Pruitt Ole Kevin Sumlin is 5 – 8 in two seasons at Arizona and things don’t get any easier with a pretty good FCS team in Northern Arizona coming to Tucson on Saturday and a loss in this spot…

You can kiss Kevin Sumlin’s ass goodbye by Christmas because no way he can recover from losing to Northern Arizona at home in his 14th game at Arizona!

After Northern Arizona the Wildcats have left…

Texas Tech
UCLA
At Colorado
Washington
At USC
At Stanford
Oregon State
At Oregon
Utah
At Arizona State

Please…anyone out there can tell us how Arizona gets to 6 wins in 2019?

idn’t think so!

6. Will Muschamp, South Carolina – Worse than Jeremy Pruitt, Chip Kelly, Willie Taggart, Kalani Sitake, and Kevin Sumlin is Will Muschamp who in his FOURTH season at South Carolina just got beat by a team in North Carolina that the Gamecocks should have dominated…and yet somehow they lost to!

With the loss to UNC Will Muschamp’s records at South Carolina now stand at…

Overall: 22 – 18

SEC: 12 – 12

…and here’s the real problem…what the Gamecocks have left on their schedule!

Charleston Southern
Alabama
At Mizzou
Kentucky
At Georgia
Florida
At Tennessee
Vanderbilt
Appalachian State
At Texas A&M
Clemson

If South Carolina cannot beat North Carolina there’s not a chance in Hell it wins more than 5 games in 2019 and even if Muschamp’s buyout after the season is $18.6M….and absurd contract given to Will by Damn Morons at South Carolina that haven’t worked a day in their lives in the Real World and wouldn’t last 5 second if their asses had to work off of a college campus…it will have to be bought out because if you post a record of…

5 – 7

…in your 4th year on the job then please…what in the Hell are you going to do in the 5th?

Get off your Damn Ass Will…that game against North Carolina was a Damn Disgrace Son!

7. Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech – We have been saying for a couple of years now that the culture at Virginia Tech has become a Total Shit Show under Justin Fuente which in our opinion has happened because Fuente has abdicated his responsibilities to be a Leader of Young Men and a Football Coach for some reason(s) and now with the loss to Boston College on Saturday the Hokies are now…

6 – 8

…under Fuente the last two years with these games still left to be played in 2019 >

Old Dominion
Furman
Duke
At Miami
Rhode Island
North Carolina
At Notre Dame
Wake Forest
At Georgia Tech
Pitt
At Virginia

We see that someone at Virginia Tech recognized the Hokies need all the Damn help they can get to 6 wins and loaded the schedule up with so many Cupcakes that Any Random Stumblebum could coach Va. Tech to 7 wins in 2019 so how many wins will Fuente get?

Our guess 5

What exactly has happened to Justin Fuente is an unknown to us here at Coaches Hot Seat but we have a guess or two and we may just reveal those guesses if the 2019 season implodes like the 2018 season did, and it will be based upon what friends of ours who live in the Blacksburg area have told us about what they think is going with the Va. Tech Football program which we would characterize right now as Troubling….Damn Troubling….in our humble opinion!

8. Clay Helton, USC – USC got a good win over a very good Fresno State team on Saturday night at the LA Coliseum and a Fresno team that might not lose another game in 2019, but there are 7 or 8 teams left on the Trojans schedule better than Fresno so this is really just getting started now…isn’t it?

Up next for USC is Stanford coming to Los Angeles this coming Saturday night for an ESPN telecast and over a dozen Coaches Hot Seat members will be at this game to see USC up-close and personal and to poke around best we can a couple of days before and we should have a strong opinion on the Trojans a week from today.

After Stanford the Trojans have left…

At BYU
Utah
At Washington
At Notre Dame
Arizona
At Colorado
Oregon
At Arizona State
At California
UCLA

Our USC alum friends tell us that Helton needs 8 wins to keep his job and return to coach USC in 2020. Can USC win 7 of their remaining 11 games?

That looks like a heavy lift to us but if the Trojans lose to Stanford….No Damn Chance At All!

9. Chris Ash, Rutgers – With the Rutgers wins over UMass on Saturday head coach Chris Ash’s records now stand at…

Overall: 8 – 29

Big Ten: 3 – 24

….and surely Ash cannot post a sub-500 record in his 4th season and keep his job…right?

Well..this is Rutgers we are talking about here and with these games left to play…

At Iowa
Boston College
At Michigan
Maryland
At Indiana
Minnesota
Liberty
At Illinois
Ohio State
Michigan State
At Penn State

…we be STUNNED if Rutgers got 4 wins in 2019!

10. Lovie Smith, Illinois – With Illinois the win over Akron on Saturday head coach Lovie Smith’s records now stand at…

Overall: 10 – 27

Big Ten: 4 – 23

…and we haven’t a Damn clue what the folks at Illinois were thinking in extending Lovie’s contract in the offseason but Stupid Is What Stupid Does and looking at what Illinois has left in 2019….

At UConn
Eastern Michigan
Nebraska
At Minnesota
Michigan
Wisconsin
At Purdue
Rutgers
At Michigan State
At Iowa
Northwestern

…this is going to get Really Stupid and we will be SHOCKED if the Illini win 5 games in 2019!

 

 

Post 2018-19 CFB Season Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – #1 – 10 Head Coaches – Let’s Bring Out the Great Johnny Cash To Give These Hot Seat Coaches Hell!

With the 2018-19 college football season done and Coaches Hot Seat now entering its 13 th season of covering the great game of college football it’s time to look backward at how the Hot Seat coaches got on the Hot Seat and what is facing those Hot Seat coaches as we head towards the 2019-20 season.

We will have something to say soon about the new head coaching hires in college football which is the most fascinating and risky group of coaching hires any of us can recall from watching college football closely since the mid-1970s which if at turns out to be TRUE it means there will be a lot more turnover in coaching jobs coming in the near future….a Helluva Lot more….so buckle yourself in! Let’s bring out the Late Great Johnny Cash now to give these Hot Seat coaches Hell!

Thank You Mr. Cash!

Post 2018-19 CFB Season Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – #1 – 10 Head Coaches

1. Clay Helton, USC – There’s a school of thought among our USC-alum friends that Clay Helton skated along in his first three seasons at USC putting up records of….

2015: 5 – 4 (replacing Sark midseason)
2016: 10 – 3
2017: 5 – 7

…with what was plenty of talent and a decent coaching staff but that things began to unravel the moment things got a little tough and in 2018 the USC Trojans posted a records of…

Overall: 5 – 7

Pac 12: 4 – 5

…and certainly Helton is coaching for his job in 2019 and Helton knows it!

The thing is Clay Helton’s fate will determined early in 2019 because USC is facing one of the toughest schedules in college football this coming season that looks like this:

Fresno State
Stanford
At BYU
Utah
At Washington
At Notre Dame
Arizona
At Colorado
Oregon
At Arizona State
At California
UCLA

Geez….looking at the above schedule a few weeks back we asked an USC-alum buddy of ours who was part of a group of people that tried to get Helton fired after last season what Helton will have to do in 2019 to keep his job and he says to us:

“Anything less than 10 wins Clay Helton is done and I know no one that thinks Lynn Swann has a clue how to do a coaching search or hire the very best coach that USC football can get if Helton is fired.”

Therein lies the real disaster at USC….if Clay Helton doesn’t hit that 10 win mark in 2019 then there’s a decent chance the Trojans will end up with another coach that wasn’t the…

Very Best Coach USC Could Hire

…as was the case in Every Single Coach hired after Pete Carroll left to take the Seahawks job after the 2009 season…

Lane Kiffin
Steve Sarkisian
Clay Helton

It’s 10 Wins or bust for Clay Helton in 2019 and maybe Bust for the next hire at USC as well!

2. Chris Ash, Rutgers – We are not quite sure why Chris Ash is still the head coach at Rutgers after three years on the job with a worse Rutgers football team today than one he took over before the 2016 season and posting these records in those three seasons…

Overall: 7 – 29

Big Ten: 3 – 24

…but come now these aren’t exactly the Sharpest Sticks in the Bin running the Rutgers Athletic Department and let’s play a little game here on how many games that YOU think Rutgers will win in 2019 under Chris Ash!

UMass
At Iowa
Boston College
At Michigan
Maryland
At Indiana
Minnesota
Liberty
At Illinois
Ohio State
Michigan State
At Penn State

With Hugh Freeze at Liberty do you think Rutgers is going to beat Liberty in 2019?

Didn’t think so and we will go with a record of…

1 – 11

…for Rutgers in 2019 with a lone win over UMass!

You gotta fire a head coach that goes back-to-back 1 – 11 seasons in his third and fourth years on the job….right?

Not necessarily…..this is Rutgers we are talking about here!

3. Randy Edsall, UConn – We are not quite sure what UConn Athletics is hoping to achieve by allowing Randy Edsall to continue to coach the UConn football team…

The Total Destruction of UConn Athletics maybe?

Whatever the reason in his last two seasons on the job at UConn after he ran off to Maryland and then came running back Edsall has posted records of…

Overall: 4 – 20

AAC: 2 – 14

….and does anyone really think the trend of UConn Football in 2019 of Down, Down, Down The Huskies Boat Goes is going to change this coming season?

Didn’t think so and let’s look at UConn’s 2019 schedule….just for laughs…as Edsall enters his third season back coaching the Huskies:

Wagner
Illinois
At Indiana
At UCF
USF
At Tulane
Houston
At UMass
Navy
At Cincinnati
East Carolina
At Temple

We are guessing UConn beats Wagner….we would hope so…..but will UConn win another game in 2019 to beat the 1 – 11 record this past season?

Maybe….but that looks like 2 – 10 or 3 – 9 to us for UConn in 2019 and unless the folks at UConn are totally nuts we expect the UConn job to come open sometime around December 1, 2019.

4. Lovie Smith, Illinois – The reality is Lovie Smith took over a .500 football program at Illinois three seasons ago and he posted records of…

Overall: 9 – 27

Big Ten: 4 – 23

…and those records at a place like Illinois doesn’t get you fired…wait for it….it gets you a contract extension!

Even worse….

Illinois has played 22 FBS teams under Lovie Smith with .500+ records and the Illini’s records in those games is…

1 – 21!

Oh…and only 1 of Lovie Smith’s 9 wins at Illinois is against a FBS team with a .500 or better record and even more AMAZING the Illini have lost…

6 games to teams with sub-.500 records!

Let’s look at the Illini’s 2019 schedule to see where this rolling disaster is going….

Akron
At UConn
Eastern Michigan
Nebraska
At Minnesota
Michigan
Wisconsin
At Purdue
Rutgers
At Michigan State
At Iowa
Northwestern

Illinois couldn’t have an easier out-of-conference slate so no way they should lose any of those games…if they do lose to any of Akron, UConn, or Eastern Michigan this rolling disaster will be off the bridge and into the river but how many of the 9 Big Ten games can the Illini win?

Maybe the Rutgers game on November 2?

4 – 8 best and 2 – 10 at worst is what we see for the Illini in 2019 with either surely getting Lovie another contract extension!

It’s Illinois and thus We Love, Love, Love Below Damn Average!

5. Willie Taggart, Florida State – We are all about to find out if Willie Taggart can coach the game of football or not because Willie has got himself in a Helluva Mess that is partly due to the mess that Jimbo Fisher left behind in Tallahassee AND how Willie has made that mess worse by making some poor assistant coaching hires and practice approaches that left the Seminoles leaderless and adrift in 2018…something that will be corrected in 2019 or Willie Taggart’s coaching career will be over before Christmas!

One thing pointed out to us by someone that has worked long in college athletics is that in Willie Taggart’s head coaching seasons at Western Kentucky, South Florida, Oregon and now Florida State where you will see today from Wikipedia has included only

Two seasons when Taggart’s teams won 8+ games out of 9 seasons

….and certainly Taggart knows anything less than 9 wins at Florida State will land your ass right on the Hot Seat!

It’s our opinion that Taggart is going to need 8 wins at least in 2019 to be back to coach Florida State in 2020 and with that in mind let’s go to the FSU 2019 schedule:

Boise State – Jacksonville
La. Monroe
At Virginia
Louisville
NC State
At Clemson
At Wake Forest
Syracuse
Miami
At Boston College
Alabama State
At Florida

What are those 8 wins exactly….

Boise State – Maybe
La. Monroe – Sure the Hell hope so!
At Virginia – Not Likely
Louisville – Probably
NC State – Maybe
At Clemson – Nope
At Wake Forest – Maybe
Syracuse – Maybe
Miami – Maybe
At Boston College – Maybe
Alabama State – Yes
At Florida – Nope

That adds up to….

6 Maybes
2 Nopes
1 Probably
1 Yes
1 Not Likely
1 Sure the Hell hope so

We see no reason with all the talent at Florida State right now that the Seminoles don’t win at least 8 games in 2019 and if not…the word we are getting is that Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell will be the #1 choice to replace Taggart if he is replaced.

6. Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech – The Steamrolling Disaster that is now Virginia Tech Football Program under Justin Fuente kept on a rolling in January with several key players transferring out and then the Hokies finishing with the…wait for it…

#26 Recruiting Class in America

….in 2019…at Virginia Tech…really?

A few of us spent a few hours in Blacksburg, Virginia last Summer on our See America RV Trip driving from Gatlinburg, Tennessee to Appomattox, Virginia for a visit to the Appomattox Courthouse where Lee surrendered to Grant and then on to Charlottesville to see Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and those few hours in Blacksburg with a good friend of ours and Virginia Tech alum were interesting indeed and felt a lot like…

A lunch we had with an Ole Miss alum a couple of years ago in the offseason in Oxford before Hugh Freeze resigned at Mississippi

…and the reason we say that is because in Oxford, Mississippi our friend told us in Spring 2017…

“You need to put Freeze in the #1 Hot Seat because he is done at Ole Miss.”

….and our buddy in Blacksburg told us flat-out after talking about all the problems going on inside the Virginia Tech football program:

“Fuente is not going to make it here. He just doesn’t have it in him to deal with the problems that are now overtaking the entire program.”

Boy was he right as 2018 was nothing short of a Complete Disaster for the Hokies who finished at 6 – 7 and who could have easily lost two more games and not even gone to a bowl game!

Let’s look at the Hokies 2018 schedule to see where this is going:

At Boston College
Old Dominion
Furman
Duke
At Miami
Rhode Island
North Carolina
At Notre Dame
Wake Forest
At Georgia Tech
Pitt
At Virginia

Even though Old Dominion beat the Hokies in 2018 the out-of-conference slate for Va. Tech in 2019 is a Damn joke so that’s three wins but can Fuente and the Hokies get to at least 6 wins in 2019 because anything less than 6 wins and Fuente is done in Blacksburg and if you cannot win at least 6 games at Blacksburg who in the Hell else is going to hire your ass to be a head coach?

Almost no one!

Our guess Virginia Tech goes 7 – 5 in 2019 and maybe 6 – 6 or maybe 8 – 4 and any of those records are not acceptable to us so they will not be acceptable to fans of Virginia Tech football….right?

We shall see!

7. Chad Morris, Arkansas – One of the most interesting numbers about Arkansas head coach Chad Morris who has been on the job one season in Fayetteville is Chad’s overall head coaching record at SMU and Arkansas of…

16 – 32

….and after a 2 – 10 record in that first season coaching the Razorbacks we don’t see Morris getting above the .500 mark in that record anytime soon!

The really tough thing about the Arkansas job now is that the SEC West is not exactly a place where you can get ahead of yourself if you are at the bottom and after a series of Nonsensical and Totally Foolish Moves by former Arkansas AD Jeff Long to hire….

Bobby Petrino
John L. Smith
Bret Bielema

….to coach the Hogs when Long was fired the Arkansas football program was nothing short of a….

Complete Freaking Disaster

…when Morris showed up a year ago.!

Let’s go to the 2019 Arkansas schedule to see if there is any chance at all of this things going in the right direction in Year 2 for Chad Morris:

Portland State
At Ole Miss
Colorado State
San Jose State
Texas A&M
At Kentucky
Auburn
At Alabama
Mississippi State
Western Kentucky
At LSU
Missouri

Well…with a typical SEC Conference Cupcakes From Heaven out-of-conference schedule Bozo the Clown could win…

4 Games in 2019

…coaching the Razorbacks so how many games will Chad Morris win?

Anything less than 5 wins and Chad Morris should be fired because that would mean you could only beat Bozo the Clown by one win and if that’s the case…

There’s really no reason to keep your ass on at any SEC school!

8. Gus Malzahn, Auburn – As someone at Coaches Hot Seat put it at dinner in January of this year…

“Gus Malzahn is making Saban-like money at Auburn and producing Terry Bowden like results!”

…which could not be Truer when the folks on The Plains are a paying a guy $7M a year…all guaranteed for 6 more years = $42 Million Dollars who is performing at a level that….

Any Random High School Football Coach in America could do at Auburn!

Consider this for a moment…

Gus Malzahn has now been the head coach at Auburn for 6 seasons and he has lost…

5 or more games in 4 of those 6 seasons
4 or more games in in 5 of those 6 seasons

Oh….Gus Malzahn’s record in SEC Conference play at Auburn now stands at…

28 – 20

…and Nick Saban over the past 6 seasons has posted an SEC Conference record of…

44 – 4

Meanwhile at LSU the combined SEC records of Les Miles + Ed Orgeron since 2013 stand at…

30 – 18

….and at Georgia under Kirby Smart + Mark Richt the Bulldogs in SEC play since 2013 stand at…

34 – 14

The reality is…

“Gus Malzahn is making Saban-like money at Auburn and producing Terry Bowden like results!”

Oh…but if we go to the record books on Gus Malzahn and Terry Bowden’s 6 seasons Auburn we find something very Damn troubling >

Terry Bowden 6 seasons at Auburn:

30 – 14 – 1 = .677 winning percentage!

Gus Malzahn 6 seasons at Auburn:

28 – 20 = .583 winning percentage!

Make that….

“Gus Malzahn is making Saban-like money at Auburn and NOT EVEN producing Terry Bowden like results!”

Let’s go to Auburn’s 2019 schedule to see if the Big Money folks on The Plains will be writing a BIG check come December to buy Gus Malzahn out keeping in mind anything less than 9 wins and you can kiss Gus Malzhan’s ass goodbye on The Plains!

Oregon (Dallas)
Tulane
Kent State
At Texas A&M
Mississippi State
At Florida
At Arkansas
At LSU
Ole Miss
Georgia
Samford
Alabama

Yep…this is the Cupcake Country SEC with THREE guaranteed Cupcake Wins on the schedule for the Candy Asses in Auburn that like most everyone else in the SEC schedule like Damn Cowards running to the coast from Sherman’s Army marching thru Atlanta and with that Cupcake Country Schedule…

Bozo the Clown could win 7 games coaching Auburn in 2019

…so Gus Malzahn with THREE guaranteed wins better Damn win 10 games in 2019 or it’s…

Turn Out The Lights and Write the Big Check on The Plains!

9. Kalani Sitake, BYU – In three seasons at BYU head coach Kalani Sitake is sitting on an overall record of…

20 – 19

….and BYU is going to really need a BIG season by the Cougars in 2019 or we gotta think they are going to be looking for a new head football coach and just when you say that take a look at one of the toughest schedules in FBS this coming season:

Utah
At Tennessee
USC
Washington
At Toledo
At USF
Boise State
At Utah State
Liberty
Idaho State
At UMass
At San Diego State

We only see ONE sure win on the above schedule and at least 6 losses or so in our minds 2019 is gonna to be a struggle to just get to 6 wins for BYU and the folks in Provo are not going to tolerate 6 wins a season if this is still BYU football that is!

On the subject of BYU football if the folks in Provo were smart they would go ahead and rejoin the Mountain West Conference so they don’t have to go out and create schedules like the one above which is just Totally Absurd!

We are talking to YOU Tom Holmoe!

10. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State – The most important record to keep your eye on for Mike Gundy is Oklahoma State’s record in Big 12 Conference play the last two seasons which sits at…

9 – 9

….now and either Gundy will get this listing ship together or Mediocrity will set in and Stillwater while Gundy is out lassoing rattlesnakes and getting paid a Helluva Lot of $$$ to do…not very much really!

Let’s take a look at Oklahoma State’s 2019 schedule….

At Oregon State
McNeese
At Tulsa
At Texas
Kansas State
At Texas Tech
Baylor
At Iowa State
TCU
Kansas
At West Virginia
Oklahoma

With what looks like 3 easy wins to open the season…if Gundy loses to Oregon State, McNeese or Tulsa he should be fired on the spot right after that loss….the Big 12 slate has the potential to give the Cowboys some trouble with some tough road and home games and if we had to guess OSU will finish at…

7 – 5

…in 2019 and Mike Gundy might just get his ass fired because 7 wins when you are getting paid a Helluva Lot of $$$ just doesn’t compute…that is if the folks in Stillwater interested in winning Championships! Now if they like Average As Hell then if it is 7 – 5 just keep Gundy around and you can celebrate that Average As Hell right through Christmas and New Year’s!

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“Change Is The Law of Life” and the 8-Team College Football Playoff – Thank You Johnny Cash! – Post 2018 Regular Season Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

With the bowl season now underway and the 21 FBS Head Coaching Jobs that opened all filled we can take a look at the Post 2018 College Football Regular Season Top 10 Coaches on the Hot Seat.

We have a lot of opinions on the 21 FBS Head Coaches hired in this cycle which we believe to be….

The Worst Group of Head Coaching Hires

….in our lifetime of watching college football which goes back 40+ years to the 1970s and here at Coaches Hot Seat now encompasses the last 12 seasons since we cranked this website up in January 2007.

Before we get to those Top 10 Hot Seat Coaches we first must say that it really is too bad the Damn Fools running college football which is primarily….

The Power 5 Conference Commissioners + the Notre Dame AD

…are willing to shutdown the top teams in college football each year for 30+ days when this past Saturday – December 15 sports fans in America…think the 75%+ of the Americans that do not now watch the sport….could have watched what would be the…

Biggest Day in Sports in America Each and Every Year

….if college football had an 8-Team College Football Playoff which in 2018 would have produced the below 4 On-Campus College Football Games if the sport had the following qualifying for the CFB Postseason:

Keep the College Football Season just as it is right now including keeping all the Conference Championship Games just adding 1 Quarterfinal Round of 4 On-Campus Games on a Saturday in the middle of December

5 Power Five Conference Champs IF LESS than 3 losses (if Power Five Conference Champ has 3+ losses they will have to be selected as a Wild Card for the 8-Team Playoff)

2 Wild Card Teams (More if there is a Power Five Conference Champ with 3+ losses which may or may not be selected as a Wild Card)

1 Group of Five Conference Team IF in the Top 12 of Final Rankings

Losers of Quarterfinal Games then slotted into NYE 6 Bowl Games or other bowls if appropriate around the first of January

Here are those 4 College Football On-Campus Games for 2018 which would create the Biggest Day in Sports in America Each and Every Year which this year would have been played on Saturday - December 15:

UCF at Alabama

Washington at Clemson

Ohio State at Notre Dame

Georgia at Oklahoma

For now at least the Damn Fools still have the wheel of FBS College Football but not forever because the Meaningless Bowl Exhibition Games will not forever define and even control FBS College Football….No….that will not exist forever and the National Champion of FBS will be settled on the field of play without ceding all of December to the NFL and that will be a glorious day and it will be a True Blue American Day because in America…Real Americans settle Championships on the field!

On a more serious note the website The Athletic has written a serious of stories in the last few weeks about a growing movement within collegiate athletics to an 8-Team College Football Playoff with some of the 5 Power Five Conference Commissioners leaning towards 8 Teams and some holding onto the current 4-Team set-up because for now….it benefits them which is incredibly short-sighted and brings to mind the vision of the Late Great Mike Slive who headed-up the SEC as Commissioner for years and saw that the 4-Team Playoff….much like the 8-Team…would benefit not only college football as a whole but the SEC as well and which Mike pushed until the College Football Playoff was a reality. Beyond Mike Slive having great vision and looking ahead while not constantly worried about now but instead focusing on the future where America is always unfolding into to Mike was a Helluva guy who is terribly missed in college athletics.

In the last year of his life on Earth President John F. Kennedy in 1963 traveled to Europe and delivered one of the great speeches of his Presidency at the Assembly Hall in Frankfurt, Germany which is often overlooked because there are so many other speeches Kennedy made that evoked themes that have come to define what America has become in the Post World War II period. We often quote a line from this Kennedy speech in Germany to our friends, co-workers and anyone else that will listen to us on “Change” that is in our opinion the very definition of what has made America so great today:

“But Goethe tell us in his greatest poem that Faust lost the liberty of his soul when he said to the passing moment: “Stay, thou art so fair.” And our liberty, too, is endangered if we pause for the passing moment, if we rest on our achievements, if we resist the pace of progress. For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”

Mike Slive was born in 1940 around the same time as many of our Dads and lived through World War II and saw America become the world’s lone superpower not by looking to the past or trying to hold onto the present, but by doing what Americans have always done, by looking forward into the future. If college football is going to achieve its full potential in the life of America it needs to bring everyone in the country along so that like every other NCAA sport the Champions and Top Teams around the country that have earned the right to earn a National Championship on the field of play have that opportunity in the Postseason and that’s just what an 8-Team Playoff would do for college football.

The opportunity to make college football everything it can be in is in the hands of people that often live in the past, that look to a time that is gone and never coming back, instead of looking to the future and embracing change because after all Kennedy was right and every Real American knows it:

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”

Let’s get to Top 10 Hot Seat Coaches as of middle of December 2018 with no doubt some changes coming as the bowl season unfolds and with that let’s bring out the Great Johnny Cash to give these Hot Seat Coaches Hell!

Thank You Johnny!

Post 2018 College Football Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

1. Clay Helton, USC – The most disturbing thing about the USC football team this past year is how little the Trojans looked like the Trojans under Pete Carroll who were surging in all areas heading into Year 3 when this Trojans team under Helton looked towards the end of the 2018 season….

Undisciplined
Not In Great Shape
Confused
Out-of-Control
Almost Un-Coached at Times

….and we cannot help but wonder how USC could be getting worse under Helton the longer his tenure at the school?

Clay Helton took over the USC football program during the 2015 season from Steve Sarkisian and if one looks at the Trojans recruiting the last few seasons under both Sarkisian and Helton according to 24/7 Sports USC by all rights should have had a team playing for a National Title this season:

USC 24/7 Team Recruiting Rankings

2014 – #10
2015 – #2
2016 – #10
2017 – #4
2018 – #4

Average #6 Recruiting Class the last 5 seasons!

And yet in 2018 USC played 7 FBS teams with .500+ records and their record in those 7 games was:

1 – 6

Oh….USC also lost to a 3 – 9 UCLA team!

Consider this for a moment…USC over the past 5 seasons averaged recruiting the….

#6 Recruiting Class in America

….and the Trojans went 1 – 7 against .500+ FBS teams + the loss to UCLA in 2018!

That is nothing short of STUNNING!

This is USC Football Dammit which we have been watching both in person and on TV since the mid-1970s and we are not going to tolerate this Embarrassing Horseshit nor should USC fans and alumni!

Looking ahead to the 2019 season we haven’t a Damn Clue why Clay Helton hired Kliff Kingsbury as his offensive coordinator when Kingsbury proved he is a…

College Football Program Killer

…at Texas Tech where Kingsbury Totally Damn Failed winning an average of….

5.83 wins a season

…where Bozo the Clown could win 6 games a season!

In our opinion USC does not have the defensive depth to handle the pressure that will put on it by the offense that Kingsbury runs which wears out and eventually destroys the defenses on the teams he coaches and with that in mind let’s look at USC’s 2019 schedule:

Fresno State
Stanford
At BYU
Utah
At Washington
At Notre Dame
Arizona
At Colorado
Oregon
At Arizona State
At California
UCLA

Whatever the Hell Clay Helton has planned for 2019 it better Damn be good because there’s a decent chance the Trojans start 0 – 6 or 1 – 5 and if that happens USC will have an interim coach when Arizona comes to the LA Coliseum on October 19.

Oh…USC’s 24/7 Team Recruiting Ranking as of right now….and remember we are talking about USC Football now….is…

#28

Personally….we are pulling for Clay Helton to turn this thing around at USC but honestly we don’t think he has it in him to be the head coach at a place like USC. Some people can handle jobs like Alabama, Texas, Ohio State, Florida State…and USC…and some can’t. Let’s see if Clay can and….

Great Luck Clay!

2. Chris Ash, Rutgers – To understand the Total Disaster that has been Chris Ash’s time as head coach at Rutgers where he has posted records of…

Overall: 7 – 29
Big Ten: 3 – 24

….you have to understand that in the two seasons that the previous Rutgers head coach, Kyle Flood, led the team the Scarlet Knights in the Big Ten Conference the Knights won…

12 Games

….that’s in 2 seasons….and in 3 seasons Chris Ash has won…

7 Games!

Oh….in Chris Ash’s THIRD season on the job his Rutgers football team put up a record of…

1 – 11!

For some reason the words of former Athletic Director at Florida Jeremy Foley are ringing in our ears right now…

“Anything that will have to be done eventually….should be done immediately!”

Eventually Chris Ash will be fired at Rutgers and he should have been fired after this season….in our humble opinion.

Let’s look at Rutgers 2019 schedule:

UMass
At Iowa
Boston College
At Michigan
Maryland
At Indiana
Minnesota
Liberty
At Illinois
Ohio State
Michigan State
At Penn State

That looks like between 1 and 3 wins to us for Rutgers in 2019 and the reality is we here at Coaches Hot Seat may care more about Rutgers football than the people running Rutgers Athletics because for Damn sure we would not tolerate this kind of losing….not for a Damn second!

3. Randy Edsall, UConn – After the Total Disaster that was Bob Diaco as the head coach at UConn for 3 seasons when Diaco posted records of….

Overall: 11 – 26
AAC: 6 – 18

….we haven’t a Damn Clue why UConn brought back Randy Edsall after he left out the back door not even saying goodbye to his players at UConn to take the Maryland job but Edsall was brought back and the last 2 seasons he has posted records of….

Overall: 4 – 20
AAC: 2 – 14

….and still we cannot understand…

Why was Randy Edsall hired at UConn?

There’s no good answer to that question and when you look at UConn’s 2019 schedule one can see only more Total Disaster ahead!

Wagner
Illinois
At Indiana
At UMass
At Cincinnati
At Temple
At Tulane
At UCF
East Carolina
Houston
Navy
USF

That looks like THREE wins max to us and if UConn only wins 3 games in 2019 one has to assume the Huskies will have a new head football coach a year from today….right?

4. Lovie Smith, Illinois – Much like Randy Edsall as UConn we haven’t a Damn Clue why Lovie Smith is the head football coach at Illinois who in 3 seasons on the job has posted records of…

Overall: 9 – 27
Big Ten: 4 – 23

….and remember now…Lovie Smith took over a .500 football program at Illinois and has turned it into…

A Complete Freaking Disaster!

Consider this STUNNING Number for a moment…

Illinois has played 22 FBS teams under Lovie Smith with .500+ records and the Illini’s records in those games is…

1 – 21!

1 of Lovie Smith’s 9 wins at Illinois is against a FBS team with a .500 or better record and even more AMAZING the Illini have lost…

6 games to teams with sub-.500 records!

Oh….the Freaking Damn Moron who is the AD at Illinois…

Josh Whitman

…just gave Lovie Smith a 2-year contract extension at $5M a season!

Geez…there are so many Stupid People working in college athletics today that cannot see what is right in front of them or as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote and was said by Sherlock Holmes which sums up a lot of college football administration today:

“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”
Sherlock Holmes, The Boscombe Valley Mystery

5. Gus Malzahn, Auburn – There are so many people with their hands in the pot at Auburn it’s always hard to know what’s going on across The Plains but over a decade ago we were in Auburn for a football game and a well-known Auburn alum told us over lunch at a diner in Opelika, Alabama (next door to Auburn) that (paraphrased since so long ago but this Auburn alum is still around and he would say the same thing today!)….

“What mainly drives Auburn is what’s happening at Alabama and if Alabama is doing well then that just puts that much more pressure on the head coach at Auburn. Also there are a lot of politics at Auburn that a head coach, athletic director and president at Auburn University need to understand is something that can be managed…for awhile at least…but that eventually the politics will get them unless they have the power to ignore what the folks with the money want which is not really possible.”

Translation for what’s going on at Auburn in 2018: Alabama is rolling under Nick Saban and has been for a decade now and unless the Auburn head coach is able to keep up with Bama he is going to be under pressure and make no mistake about it…

Gus Malzahn needs to win 10+ games in 2019 to be the head coach of the Auburn Tigers one year from today!

In our opinion it was a BIG mistake for Gus Malzahn to not take the Arkansas job which is not only home for Gus but it would have gotten Gus away from the pressure of coaching at Auburn when Nick Saban is across the state coaching Alabama and it would have gotten Gus to a place where 7 to 8 wins a season would have kept him off the Hot Seat.

This is Auburn Football which we have been watching play on TV and in person for 40+ years now and with the resources at Auburn there’s no reason for the school to be so far behind Alabama even if Nick Saban is in T-Town.

Consider Gus Malzahn and Nick Saban’s overall records in the last 6 seasons which is how long Gus has been at Auburn:

Last 6 Seasons

Gus Malzahn: 52 – 27

Nick Saban: 77 – 7

Also consider this….Gus Malzahn has been the head coach at Auburn for 6 seasons and he has lost…

4+ games in 5 of those 6 seasons
5+ games in 4 of those 6 seasons

Oh…Gus Malzahn is making $7 Million Dollars A Year…..losing 5 games in 2018 and in 2018 the Tigers played 8 FBS teams with .500+ records and Auburn’s record in those games was:

4 – 4

For someone being paid $7 Million Dollars A Year!

Auburn plays Purdue on Friday December 28 in the Music City Bowl and that is a Purdue team that finished the season at 6 – 6 even if they did beat Ohio State and we have some news for Gus Malzahn….

Lose to Purdue and you will replace Clay Helton on the Hottest Seat in America going into the 2019 season in the #1 Hot Seat Slot!

The good news for Gus Malzahn is that word from our Arkansas-alum buddy in Ft. Smith, Arkansas who we have known for decades and who has known Gus for decades and likes the guy told us recently….

“If Gus can win at least 7 games at Auburn next year and our coach (Chad Morris) has another disaster of a season Gus must might be able to come home to Arkansas after all.”

Let’s look at Auburn’s 2019 schedule:

Oregon (Dallas)
Tulane
Kent State
At Texas A&M
Mississippi State
At Florida
At Arkansas
At LSU
Ole Miss
Georgia
Samford
Alabama

That looks like another 7 – 5 to us for Auburn in 2019 and if that happens Gus Malzahn will not be the head coach at Auburn a year from today….Hell…anything less than 10 wins and Gus will be gone…but maybe Gus will be the head coach at Arkansas a year from today….which is very doable in our opinion.

More on Chad Morris in a moment.

6. Willie Taggart, Florida State – The Late Great Johnny Carson who took over the Tonight Show from Jack Paar in 1962 when he was only 37 years old had a saying about being ready in life when your chance on the big stage came along….

“Talent alone won’t make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: “Are your ready?”

…and let’s just face FACTS here….

Willie Taggart was NOT ready to take over or handle the Florida State job and it showed on the field in 2018 with the Seminoles finishing with a record of 5 – 7 but even worse in the 10 games it played against FBS teams with .500+ records FSU’s record was…

3 – 7

This is Florida State Football and when we say that it means…

This is the Florida State Football program that Bobby Bowden built and Jimbo Fisher revived and that Willie Taggart will either get back on track in 2019 or FSU will have a new head football coach a year from today…PERIOD!

An FSU-alum who a couple of us first met when we were serving in the US Navy in Jacksonville, Florida in the late 1980s and who took us to several FSU football games in Tallahassee called us in August after a business trip to Tallahassee where he checked in on what was going on in Fall Camp for FSU football and he says:

“It’s just all fluff. There is no football being coached or practiced at FSU and I would be stunned if they win 6 games this season.”

Our buddy in Jacksonville was right and it’s going to be very interesting to see how Willie Taggart responds which is a guy we first ran across when he was on Jim Harbaugh’s staff at Stanford and frankly we like Willie but come now…

We are not going to tolerate Mediocre or Worse Football at Florida State and that’s why Willie is going to need 8+ wins in 2019 or he will be gone and it doesn’t get any clearer than that!

Let’s look at Florida State’s 2019 schedule:

Boise State (Jacksonville)
La. Monroe
At Boston College
At Clemson
Louisville
Miami
NC State
Syracuse
At Virginia
At Wake Forest
Alabama State
At Florida

We would be stunned if FSU won more than 7 games in 2019 and if that’s the case….one of the best jobs in college football will come open in late November 2019!

7. Kalani Sitake, BYU – No one needs to tell us what BYU Football was in the past and still can be today and certainly the 3 year run of Kalani Sitake as the head coach of BYU producing this record…

19 – 19

…is not the BYU Football we grew up nor the BYU Football we are going to accept!

No one at Coaches Hot Seat is a Mormon, but we do have plenty of Mormon friends in Utah and around America and if you have Mormons as friends you know they don’t tend to complain much but we can tell you they are not happy with the current state of their football program at BYU and either Kalaini Sitake is going to get things fixed in Provo or BYU will be forced to find another head coach that can get it done.

Let’s look at BYU’s 2019 schedule:

Utah
At Tennessee
USC
Washington
At Toledo
At South Florida
Boise State
At Utah State
Liberty
Idaho State
At UMass
At San Diego State

Geez….that’s a pretty tough schedule and we gotta think Sitake is going to need 8+ wins in 2019 to keep his job and 8+ wins with that schedule would be pretty impressive!

8. Chad Morris, Arkansas – It’s hard to know just how bad the Arkansas Football program was when Bret Bielema left but a friend of ours that works on the academic side of the University of Arkansas sent us a note after Bielema was fired and before Morris was hired that said…

“Maybe the next coach won’t allow the football team to be such sloppy pigs. I know we are the Razorbacks but it was just f-ing ridiculous how undisciplined Arkansas was under Bielema!”

Certainly Bret Bielema’s records at Arkansas over 5 seasons of…

Overall: 29 – 34

SEC: 11 – 29

…were bad enough to get both Bielema and former AD Jeff Long fired but could it have been so bad in Fayetteville that it was the poor Leadership and Coaching of Bielema that led to new head coach Chad Morris posting a record of….

2 – 10

….in his first season on the job at Arkansas?

Maybe…or maybe Chad Morris is just an Average Coach who is now sitting on an overall record of…

16 – 32

….in 4 seasons at SMU and Arkansas and from what we saw of the Razorbacks in 2018 which was a good bit….

We didn’t see a Helluva lot!

As mentioned above Gus Malzahn might just become available at the end of the next football season to return to Arkansas if Chad Morris cannot get things rolling and with that in mind let’s look at the 2019 schedule for the Razorbacks:

Portland State
At Ole Miss
Colorado State
San Jose State
Texas A&M
At Kentucky
Auburn
At Alabama
Mississippi State
Western Kentucky
At LSU
Missouri

With 4 Cupcakes on the Arkansas 2019 schedule which is just how folks in SEC Country love their competition = Easy As Hell and Cupcakes Galore…we don’t see why Arkansas doesn’t win at least 6 games in 2019 and if the Hogs don’t win at least 6 games in 2019 Ole Chad Morris is going to find his rear-end on fire because after all….

This Is Arkansas Football!

9. Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech – Virginia Tech was able to get Marshall on their schedule for a make-up game because of the washout of a game earlier this year because of a hurricane to get to 6 – 6 on the season but come now…

The Hokies played 8 FBS Teams in 2018 with .500+ records and their record in those games was….

3 – 5

…and in case some of the folks haven’t been paying attention out there and didn’t get to see Virginia Tech play this season…

Something stinks in Blacksburg and it stinks bad!

We know what Justin Fuente is capable of doing which is a lot but in our opinion he is no more leading the Virginia Tech football program or is capable of leading the Virginia Tech football program right now than the Pillsbury Dough Boy which may mean he is being distracted by something….maybe something personal….or he just forgot how to Lead and to Coach but something’s wrong with the Hokies football program and in our opinion the problem goes deep….very deep!

With Justin Fuente now having lost…

4+ games in ALL 3 of his seasons at Virginia Tech

….and sitting on records of…

Overall: 25 – 14

ACC: 15 – 9

…2019 will be a critical year for Fuente where either the Hokies will continue their downward trend after winning 10 games in 2016 or they will recover and become a power again in the ACC and with that in mind let’s look at Va. Tech’s 2019 schedule:

Furman
Old Dominion
At East Carolina
At Notre Dame
At Boston College
At Georgia Tech
At Miami
At Virginia
Duke
North Carolina
Pitt
Wake Forest

That looks like 7 – 5 to us unless the Hokies get some problems fixed in the offseason and at a place like Virginia Tech going 7 – 5 in your FOURTH year on the job….

Will get your ass fired!

10. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State – All of Mike Gundy’s having his name out there for every decent job opening in FBS football the last few seasons came home to roost in 2018 with Oklahoma State being very lucky to finish at 6 – 6 and a Damn Pitiful 3 – 6 in Big 12 Conference play and against FBS teams with .500+ records the Cowboys were….

3 – 5

Yes…Oklahoma State was Damn Lucky to win 6 games in 2018 and one has to wonder if Gundy has lost it with all the rattlesnake rodeo and other Meaingless Horseshit that has nothing to do with winning football games at OSU or maybe there’s something else going on but just our opinion having watched a lot of the Cowboys games in 2018…

Gundy doesn’t look very interested in our humble opinion

…on the sidelines and when the Head Coach is tuned out guess what…

The Coaching Staff and Whole Damn Team tunes out!

Luckily there is something that can focus the mind for Mike Gundy and that is getting his ass fired at his alma mater next season which another 6 or even 7 win season would do and with that in mind let’s look at Oklahoma State’s 2019 schedule:

At Oregon State
McNeese
At Tulsa
At Texas
Kansas State
At Texas Tech
Baylor
At Iowa State
TCU
Kansas
At West Virginia
Oklahoma

Anyone else get the feeling that Mike Gundy will be coaching for his job and career as a head coach when the Cowboys travel to Norman to play Oklahoma on November 30, 2019?

Thought so!

Hey Gundy!

That Tulsa job probably open up next season so you could just slide over to Tulsa from Stillwater so all might not be lost Son!

 

 

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Les Miles Hired By Kansas = Total Damn Madness – Post Week 11 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – Thank You Johnny Cash!

Les Miles Hired By Kansas = Total Damn Madness

There’s a Helluva Lot we could write about Kansas hiring Les Miles as their next head coach but a Coaches Hot Seat member said it all yesterday at lunch when talking about this just makes no Damn sense at all hire by KU and it is…

“Because Jeff Long totally Damn failed at Arkansas and was unable to admit that hiring Bret Bielema was a Total Disaster he was run out of Fayetteville and hired to be AD at Kansas which then leads Long to hiring Les Miles that no other team in college football would hire.”

That’s right…

A Total Failure as the AD at Arkansas just hired a new head coach at Kansas that No One Else Wanted To Hire!

The really cruel irony for fans of Kansas football is if Jeff Long had actually done his Damn job at Arkansas and hired someone to coach the Razorbacks that had a chance to win in the SEC Conference Long would never gotten run out of Fayetteville and had an opportunity to hire someone like Les Miles at Kansas who in our opinion….

Is very close to the Total Damn Disastrous hire of Charlie Weis at Kansas

…which in our opinion is the worst hire in the history of College Football go back to the 1890s!

Here’s the real kicker…in three years when both Jeff Long and Les Miles are fired by the University of Kansas they are both So Damn Arrogant that they will both claim they are not to blame because they did their “best!”

Memo to University of Kansas: Make Damn Sure the next AD you hire actually knows what the Hell he is doing and didn’t just get his ass run out of his last job for Totally Damn Failing at that job!

Post Week 11 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

We need you again Johnny Cash go please now…give these Hot Seat Coaches Hell!

Thank You Johnny Cash!

Post Week 11 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

1. Clay Helton, USC – Taking over for Steve Sarkisian in the middle of the 2015 season Clay Helton’s records at USC are not terribly bad…

Overall: 32 – 16

Pac-12: 24 – 10

….but USC fans are like Alabama fans in that they have seen a lot of winning football over the years and they know from that experience that the Trojans only win a Games + Conference Titles + Championship when they have a coach that can fill up not just a room but the entire city of Los Angeles and Helton….he’s nice guy but he’s just not the guy that’s going to fill up the entire city of Los Angeles which is a city with some pretty amazing football being played at the LA Rams and do you see how many folks are coming to Rams games compared to the USC games now?

A Helluva Lot of Folks!

With the Trojans now sitting on a record of 5 – 6 after a loss to one of the worst UCLA football teams we’ve seen in our lifetimes on Earth only the Irish are left and we cannot see this Trojans team beating Notre Dame so that’s going to be…

5 – 7

…for Clay Helton in Year 4 and how in the world can Helton survive a losing record in his 4 th year on the job at….wait for it….USC?

He Cannot…if USC is still in the Winning Football Business that is!

2. Chris Ash, Rutgers – No one should be under the illusion that the folks at Rutgers give One Damn Rip about Rutgers Football winning Games and God-forbid Championships because as they talk about Chris Ash is “not on the Hot Seat” when he is now sitting on records of

Overall: 7 – 28

Big Ten: 3 – 23

…..and a record of 1 – 10 in 2018 with only a game against Very Damn Mediocre Michigan State left to play in East Lansing it’s important to know just who Chris Ash has beaten at Rutgers the last three seasons:

2018
Texas State – Losing Team and Head Coach Just Fired

2017
Morgan State – FCS Team
Illinois – Losing Team
Purdue – 6 – 6 Team
Maryland – Losing Team

2016
Howard – FCS Team
New Mexico – Losing Team

That’s right…in three seasons on the job at Rutgers Chris Ash has beaten ONE FBS team with a .500 or better record and in his THIRD year on the job he is now looking right at a record of….

1 – 11

….and with that in mind if Chris Ash is “safe” then Rutgers AD Pat Hobbs is the one should be fired and he…

Should be fired this afternoon if Rutgers is actually interested in winning football games

…but come now….they are not!

Be Proud fans of Rutgers Football….you have a head coach who has beaten ONE FBS team in last 3 seasons with a .500 or better record and an AD that is detached from all reality on Earth!

Memo to the Average As Hell in America: Go into college athletics because your ass can be both Average As Hell and Detached From All Reality….and would we hire Chris Ash or Pat Hobbs to Shovel Shit in West Texas?

No…but then we are not Damn Morons!

3. Randy Edsall, UConn – Rutgers may be a football program that is being Totally Destroyed right now by Total Incompetence but UConn is a football program that is being Totally Obliterated on purpose in our opinion as the Huskies are sitting on a record of…

1 – 10

…in 2018 with only a game against Temple left which will make this season a 1 – 11 record in Randy Edsall’s second year back at UConn after he ran from the program to Maryland without even bothering to talk to the UConn players and if you are wondering why it looks as if the Huskies players don’t really give a Damn….in our opinion….it is any surprise they don’t really give a Damn about playing for Randy Edsall at UConn! These kids at UConn are not Damn Morons folks!

Why exactly Randy Edsall was hired back at UConn after he left the program for the Maryland job without talking to the UConn players which in our opinion he would do again if he got a better job offer we don’t really know but we do know if we became the AD at UConn tomorrow the first thing we would do is fire Randy Edsall but then we are…

Not A Damn Moron like Rutgers AD Pat Hobbs who may be one of the Stupidest and Most In Denial Human Beings now alive in America!

4. Lovie Smith, Illinois – On Saturday in Lovie Smith’s 35 th game as the head coach of at Illinois his football team lost to Iowa…

63 – 0

…and that moves Lovie’s records with the Illini in 3 seasons on the job to…

Overall: 9 – 26

Big Ten: 4 – 22

…and please now is there Someone…Anyone…that can explain to us why Lovie Smith was hired at Illinois who took over a .500 college football program and turned it into a…

Complete Total Disaster

…while being paid $5M dollars a year?

No one can explain that to us because there is…

No Damn Logical Reason why Lovie Smith was hired or should remain employed by the University of Illinois!

4 – 7 Illinois which has wins over…

Kent State – Losing Team
Western Illinois – FCS Team
Rutgers – Losing Team
Minnesota – Losing Team

…has a game left at Northwestern on Saturday which might just be a win since we expect Pat Fitzgerald’s Northwestern team to just Relax and Coast and Quit now they have won the Big Ten West so don’t be surprised if Northwestern lies down and QUITS against Illinois as it gets ready for Big Ten Championship Game!

5. Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech – Imagine for a moment you were hired as the Athletic Director tomorrow at Texas Tech and you set about evaluating the Tech football program and you looked at Kliff Kingsbury’s records…

Overall: 35 – 39

Big 12: 19 – 34

…when you as Thinking Human Being would know that Mike Leach was the head coach at Tech just a few years ago before being run off by the PC-Police and you would go check Leach’s records at Tech…

Overall: 84 – 43

Big 12: 47 – 33

….and you would think to yourself….Mike Leach could win at Texas Tech so I cannot understand why Kliff Kingsbury isn’t winning at Tech and you would then thank Kliff for his efforts and start looking for a coach that could bring Winning Football back to Lubbock….IF you were a…

Thinking Human Being!

Texas Tech is now 5 – 6 on the season just like they were at this time last year when they beat Texas to get bowl eligible and since this is Texas Tech where…

Average As Hell is Accepted and Celebrated

…there’s a chance again for Kingsbury to beat Baylor at home on Saturday and get “bowl eligible” and since this is Texas Tech after all…

It will be Accepted and Celebrated

…and if you are thinking the folks in Lubbock are…

Total Damn Losers and Sorry Damn Excuses for Americans….You Would Be Right!

6. Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech – We said in this blog several weeks ago were BIG problems at Texas Tech that in our opinion are being covered-up by the media in Blacksburg which is little different than the media in Russia which gets on its knees and kissing the Precious Ass of Vladimir Putin and that’s still our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat that…

There Are Big Problems at Virginia Tech which just lost 38 – 14 at home to a Miami team that is one of the worst Miami teams we have seen in recent years and that’s the FOURTH straight loss for now 4 – 6 Tech with games left against…

Virginia
Marshall

What exactly are the BIG problems at Virginia Tech?

Well…we would rather not say but they all go back to…in our humble opinion…of head coach Justin Fuente being a Sorry Ass Leader that does not have the GUTS nor the COURAGE to actually lead the Virginia Tech football program and if you are an AD that had Fuente’s name on a list you might consider to hire at your school…

Take his name off your list unless you want to hire someone with No GUTS or COURAGE

….in our humble opinion that is!

It will be interesting to see if the Virginia Tech football team just Totally Quits in these last two games against Virginia and Marshall….very Damn interesting to see!

7. Larry Fedora, North Carolina – North Carolina finally got a 2 nd win on Saturday beating FCS Western Carolina at home and now the 2 – 8 Tar Heels end the season with a home game against NC State on Saturday with head coach Larry Fedora now sitting on a record the last two years of…

Overall: 5 – 17

ACC: 2 – 13

….and since we don’t see any way in the world that North Carolina beats a pretty decent NC State team one has to think someone in Chapel Hill will say to themselves something like…

5 wins the last two seasons isn’t so good…it isn’t good at all

…..and if they say that to themselves then they more than likely will be looking for a new head coach at UNC!

8. Philip Montgomery, Tulsa – We don’t have a clue what has happened to Tulsa the last two seasons after the Golden Hurricane put up 10 wins in 2016 and the last two years head coach Philip Montgomery is now sitting on record of….

Overall: 4 – 19

AAC: 2 – 13

…with 2 – 9 Tulsa only having a game left against SMU.

Whatever is going on at Tulsa….it’s Not Good…it’s Not Good At All!

9. Gus Malzahn, Auburn – It must be nice to be making $7 Million Dollars a year and post a record of 7 – 4 with only Alabama left on the schedule and…

No One At Auburn Gives A Damn

…and that is the situation Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn has going on The Plains now but come now…we first got to an Auburn game at Jordan-Hare Stadium in the 1980s and we know that…

Auburn Loves and Celebrates Average just like Rutgers

…and Gus could take the Tigers up to Tuscaloosa and get whipped 100 – 0 by Alabama and…

No One At Auburn Would Give A Damn!

Auburn may be a “Family” but it’s a family that…

Does Not Care About Winning
Does Not Give A Damn About Losing
Does Not Mind Being Totally Dominated By Alabama

…and if you are thinking about sending your kids to Auburn…DON’T…unless you want them to be…

Total Damn Losers who are willing to Accept Average and Laugh, and Laugh, and Laugh

Auburn = It’s All About Being Average As Hell and Loving Every Minute Of It!

Be Proud Fans of Auburn Football…Just Be Proud!

10. Willie Taggart, Florida State – On Saturday Willie Taggart and FSU got their 5 th win of the season at home against Boston College with only a game in Tallahassee against Florida which is a MUST WIN for Willie Taggart and Florida head coach Dan Mullen because the..

Losing Coach Will Be on the Hot Seat the entire 2019 offseason and begin next year on the Hot Seat

….so this is…

Lose and your ass is on the Hot Seat entering the 2019 season Game

…and it will be interesting to see if the Seminoles come out attacking the Gators all over the field or they just lie down and quit against Florida!

Very Damn interesting to see!

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Bobby Petrino Fired At Louisville – Post Week 11 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – Thank You Johnny Cash! – Happy Veterans Day!

Bobby Petrino Fired At Louisville

There is so much that we could write about Bobby Petrino being fired at Louisville which in our opinion was nothing short of…

Bobby’s Second Reign of Terror at Louisville

…which should have never happened since a coach like Petrino that had his agent shopping his wares to every school with a job opening while he was at Louisville the first time, plus his walking out on the Atlanta Falcons during the season, and Petrino having an affair with someone that worked directly for him at Arkansas and riding around on a motorcycle with the girl that was not his wife showed Petrino has…

No Damn Judgment or Even Any Damn Decency At All

….and thus why there really was No Damn Reason for former Louisville AD Tom Jurich to hire Petrino beyond Bobby could win some football games.

Sorry….that’s just not enough and Good Won and Evil Lost on this Sunday with Bobby Petrino now gone from Louisville and let’s hope Louisville finds as solid coach to lead their football team as they have coaching their basketball team in Chris Mack.

We do hope that for Louisville and any ADs out there thinking about hiring marginal people with shady characters like Bobby Petrino….Just Don’t Do It!

That’s not that hard now….is it?

Post Week 11 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

On this day we observe Veterans Day on the day after Veterans Day let’s bring out a Great American who loved our Vets…the Great Johnny Cash to give these Hot Seat Coaches Hell!

Thank You Johnny!

Post Week 11 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

1. Clay Helton, USC – Unlike Bobby Petrino the Head Football Coach at USC Clay Helton is truly a Terrific Human Being and we never take joy in being tough on folks like Clay but from the start we have been doubtful that Helton was ready for a job like USC….which was the same in our opinion with…

Lane Kiffin
AND
Steve Sarkisian

….and now in the aftermath of Pete Carroll leaving USC for the Seahawks after the 2009 season that makes for 3 straight head coaches that USC has hired that was in our opinion….

Hiring Below The Level of the USC Job

…which USC has done a lot of since John Robinson’s first-stint at USC and even a school like Alabama has done a lot of that in hiring…

Ray Perkins
Bill Curry
Mike DuBose
Dennis Franchione
Mike Price
Mike Shula

…in the Post-Bear Bryant era with only Gene Stallings truly up for all that entails being the head coach at Alabama which certainly Nick Saban has proved he can handily easily. We have a former Alabama player that played for Bryant at Alabama who is a member of Coaches Hot Seat and his opinion there about 5 coaches in college football at any given point in time that can handle the Alabama job and the same is true for USC….Hell there might not even be 5 coaches in FBS football today who can handle the USC job!

So in 3 1/2 years on the job at USC Clay Helton has put up records of…

Overall: 32 – 15

Pac-12: 24 – 9

…with one Pac-12 Title which is decent football if you are most anywhere but USC which is not one of those places where 32 – 15 is decent football…it’s Average Football…and the question for the folks at USC thinking about this situation is very simple:

What direction is the USC Football program going and will it better in Year 4 under Clay Helton than it has been in Year 3?

If you cannot answer that question with a strong YES then the folks at USC need to make a coaching change and if they do make a coaching change they need to hire someone…

That is BIG enough for the job in Coaching Ability, Personality, Presence, Recruiting Strength….Freaking Everything!

There are less than 5 coaches in College and Pro Football that can handle the USC job and win in the USC job and when we say WIN that means be in the race for the Pac-12 Title every Damn season!

When you consider someone for a job like USC when you think of the person on the sidelines coaching the Trojans you should say “YES!” as you imagine that in your mind’s eye.

If you make a change….Go Hire That Coach USC!

2. Chris Ash, Rutgers – With the Rutgers loss to Michigan on Saturday head coach Chris Ash’s records at the school now stand at…

Overall: 7 – 27

Big Ten: 3 – 22

…..and Rutgers still has to play…

Penn State
At Michigan State

…in 2018!

Got 1 – 11 in Chris Ash’s third year at the school and in our opinion when we watch Rutgers play a…

Not Very Well Coached Football Team?

Yep…in our opinion and there’s little doubt the Rutgers football program is WORSE today than it was when Chris Ash took it over 3 years ago. 3 years is a Helluva Long Time and a football team or ANY sports team should look better after 3 years if the coach knows what the Hell he is doing and either the folks at Rutgers will admit that Truth or they can keep lying to themselves.

It really is that simple!

3. Randy Edsall, UConn – On Saturday UConn hosted SMU which like the Huskies plays very little to no defense and the score of that game was:

SMU – 62
UConn – 50

That sound you hear is us laughing at loud as Randy Edsall in his second stint at the school has his team at 1 – 9 with games still left against…

At East Carolina
Temple

Is this UConn football program going anywhere under Randy Edsall?

Just down…that’s it’s…just down!

4. Larry Fedora, North Carolina – Anyone at Coaches Hot Seat ever gets a FBS head coaching job one of the most important hires will be a solid defensive coordinator because we will be bringing the Bill Walsh playbook and West Coast Offense with us with a target of 35 points a game so if we can get ANY defensive play at all we are going to win a Helluva Lot of Football Games and it’s not surprising THE Problem at North Carolina is that the Tar Heels just play no defense under head coach Larry Fedora and they haven’t played defense since Gene Chizik left the DC position at UNC a couple of years ago.

The last 2 seasons with Gene Chizik gone from Chapel Hill the Tar Heels are sitting on records of…

Overall: 4 – 17

ACC: 2 – 13

…and that is primarily because Larry Fedora doesn’t seem to give a Damn about stopping the opposing teams which is also a problem at a lot of schools in the Big 12 Conference including Oklahoma which has enough talent on the offensive side of the ball to give up 40+ points a game….North Carolina does not and thus why Fedora is sitting on one of the Hottest Seats in America!

With games left against…

Western Carolina
NC State

…it looks like UNC will finish at 2 – 9 in Larry Fedora’s 7 th year at the school and that is Damning….Just So Damning….because in Year 7 you should have things rolling and there are NO excuses to fall back on especially if you don’t coach half the game = Defense!

We haven’t a clue if Larry Fedora will be fired or not after this season but save Gene Chizik coming back or some other defensive coordinator coming to Chapel Hill that knows what the Hell he is doing….Nothing Will Change in 2019….Just Nothing!

5. Mike MacIntyre, Colorado – With the loss at home to Washington State on Saturday Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre’s record against FBS teams with .500 or better records now stands at…

10 – 41

…and MacIntyre’s overall record at CU is…

30 – 43

You do the math but it isn’t pretty math and now the 5 – 5 Buffs have games left against…

Utah
At California

…which looks like 2 losses to us and just make that record against FBS teams with .500 or better records even uglier!

We have no idea what the folks at Colorado are thinking about their head football coach but we do know for the sake of athletic department revenues meaning donations, tickets, merchandise, etc. cannot survive much more Average Football and thus why MacIntyre really needs to win at least 1 of these last 2 games to have a chance to hang on…make that maybe to hang on in Boulder!

6. Lovie Smith, Illinois – With the loss to Nebraska on Saturday Lovie Smith’s record at Illinois in 3 years on the job now stands at…

Overall: 9 – 25

Big Ten: 4 – 21

..and the 4 – 6 Illini still have to play in 2018 games against…

Iowa
At Northwestern

Is Illinois better in 2018 than they were in 2017….maybe slightly…but a better question is Illinois better in 2018 than they were in Bill Cubit’s last season as head coach of the Illini in 2015?

No…in FACT Illinois is a Much Worse Football Team today than it was 3 years ago and anyone knows one Damn thing about football knows it!

7. Willie Taggart, Florida State – We really like Willie Taggart here at Coaches Hot Seat but we don’t have a Damn Clue what Willie is trying to do at FSU and from afar combined with a few FSU-alums in the state of Florida we have known for decades now it’s our opinion…

FSU is one of the Worst Practicing Teams in FBS Football

…and either that will be corrected and quick or Willie Taggart’s coaching career at a BIG school like FSU will forever be over!

The 4 – 6 Seminoles have games left in 2018 against…

Boston College
Florida

…which are both homes games and against team that FSU has MORE talent than and should win but do we think FSU will win either of those games?

No…we do not!

Save Florida beating Florida State like 70 – 0 in the last game of the year Willie Taggart is not going to be fired after this season but if the Seminoles do lose their last two games Taggart will start the 2019 season on one of the Hottest Seats in American Football and he will be coaching for his job next season and when we say coaching for his job we mean…

FSU better Damn win 9+ games in 2019 or the Taggart era at FSU will be OVER before next Christmas!

8. Gus Malzahn, Auburn – When you are paying someone $7 Million Dollars A Year when the average family income in the state of Alabama is around $50,000 a year…

You Better Damn Be Performing ALL The Time

…and yet Gus Malzahn performs at less than 50% of the time and in our opinion he has no Damn business being the head football coach at a place like Auburn that should have no peer in the SEC….including Alabama!

Consider this So Damn Average Football…in Gus Malzahn’s 2 best years at Auburn in 2013 and 2017 his combined record in those 2 years was…

Overall: 22 – 6

SEC: 14 – 2

…but in the other 4 years at Auburn Gus Malzahn’s combined records for the years 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2018 now stands at…

Overall: 29 – 20

SEC: 14 – 17

For $7 Million Dollars A Year?

Please….Auburn could have hired the person that makes the milkshakes at the diner at Toomer’s Corner and he or she could have posted at least the above records with all the Talent + Resources + Great Fans of Auburn Football which raises the obvious question:

With Auburn at 6 – 4 and games left against…

Liberty
At Alabama

…which looks like a 7 – 5 finish which will be the…

4 th Freaking Time

…that Gus Malzahn has lost 5 or more games in 6 seasons on the job we cannot help but wonder…

How much Average Football are fans of Auburn Football willing to tolerate?

It seems like a LOT….a Helluva LOT!

9. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State – It seems Mike Gundy and his coaching staff and now along with the OSU football team have woken up from their slumber to actually Give A Damn about the 2018 football season but with yet another loss…this time to Oklahoma in the Bedlam Game….the 5 – 5 Cowboys with games left against…

West Virginia
At TCU

….may have woken up way Damn too late and might miss a bowl game which should be a Helluva Lesson for young coaches out there and that lesson is…

Don’t Be A Lazy Ass like Mike Gundy

….because if you do your ass might just miss a bowl game where the guy that shines T. Boone Pickens shoes could take Oklahoma State to a bowl game every year just practicing the team once a week!

The Great News for Mike Gundy is that the offseason is almost here and Gundy’s name will probably be up for every job opening around America and maybe this time Gundy will take one of those jobs thinking along the lines of…

If I am a Lazy Ass again next year we might not make a bowl game again and I might get my ass fired!

In our humble opinion as Combat Vets on this Veterans Day that is!

10. Kalani Sitake, BYU – On Saturday BYU traveled across the country to beat a very mediocre UMass team by the score of…

BYU – 35
UMass – 16

….which improves the Cougars record to 5 – 5 with games left against…

New Mexico State
At Utah

Since there’s no chance at all that BYU will beat Utah in the last game of the season intense rivalry game or not the Cougars really need to beat New Mexico State on Saturday and maybe a 6 – 6 record in his 3 rd year on the job in Provo will be enough to get Kalani another year at BYU….or maybe not.

Consider this…BYU has played 7 FBS teams that have a decent shot of finishing with a .500 or better record in 2018 and the Cougars record in those games is…

2 – 5

Yes…consider that!

This is BYU FOOTBALL after all….right?

Yes….Yes It Is!

 

 

 

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David Beaty Fired At Kansas – Post Week 10 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – Thank You Johnny Cash!

David Beaty Fired At Kansas

That David Beaty was fired at Kansas on Sunday was as predictable as the Sun coming up in the East when Beaty was hired after the 2014 season by KU and no surprise Beaty barely moved the needle in Lawrence which has been a non-existent needle for Kansas football since the firing of Mark Mangino in 2009.

Kansas has now hired three straight football coaches that did not have a ice cube’s chance in Hell of succeeding at KU with the following records put up by those three coaches, Turner Gill, Charlie Weis, and David Beaty over the past 9 seasons:

Overall: 17 – 80

Big 12: 4 – 65

The above is bad…really bad…and could have easily been avoided if Kansas had employed an athletic director that knew how to hire a coach for the KU job which is a very unique one where…

6 Wins A Year

…is Pretty, Pretty Good Work by a head coach and 8 wins a year is borderline a Lombardi-level of coaching. In Mark Mangino’s last five years at Kansas he averaged…

7.6 Wins A Year

….which in our opinion is doable…not easy….but doable at Kansas IF the school hires the right coach and we could not help but laugh out loud reading columnist Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star about current Kansas AD Jeff Long:

“Long is the new guy, hired just five months ago, with a reputation for football competence that far exceeds anything his current school has seen in nearly a decade.

There’s that phrase again. Long is better qualified than the men he follows. He is widely respected for his connections and ability to identify and hire football coaches.”

Really?

Now that is a bit of Fake News if we have ever seen it because based upon what Jeff Long has actually done in his life when it comes to hiring football coaches and what the media THINKS he has done are two totally different things and it actually takes 5 minutes of checking the Internet to realize this which is something they must not have in the Kansas City area!

Jeff Long’s “football competence” folks as an AD hiring football coaches:

2005 – Dave Wannstedt, Pitt – FIRED
2008 – Bobby Petrino, Arkansas – FIRED
2009 – John L. Smith, Interim Arkansas – CRAZY AS HELL!
2013 – Bret Bielema – FIRED

Would anyone here at Coaches Hot Seat hired ANY of the above coaches in ANY of the situations that Jeff Long was in?

No….but then we actually know something about the game of football and in both Sam Mellinger’s column and mentioned by others across the Internet on Sunday there’s some thought that Les Miles will be hired by Kansas to which we can only say….

Really?

So Kansas is going to hire a coach that got fired at LSU where Bozo the Clown, Mister Rogers, or Captain Kangaroo could win 8 games a year if they just rolled the footballs out on the practice field?

Yes….that makes sense if you are Complete Freaking Idiot and have never played a down of football and as far we can tell the people advocating for Les Miles to be hired at Kansas…

Have Never Played A Down Of Football!

Kansas should hire the kind of coach that should be hired for ANY job in this world and that should be someone that is…

Actually Freaking Qualified For The Job

….and it will be interesting to see who Jeff Long hires at KU….very Damn interesting since Long has hired Shady Characters and the Wrong Coaches for the Wrong Situations in the past which just what happens to be what Kansas has done in its last three head coaching hires!

Our guess…there is Complete Freaking Stupidity coming down the pike in Lawrence which will be Hilarious as Hell but sad for anyone that gives a Damn about Kansas football but come on now…these folks have no one to blame but themselves because you GUTTED yourself by literally taking a large sword and driving it into your GUT with the last three head coaching hires and from where we sit you are about to take the sword down from above the fireplace again and…

Drive it into your GUT…..AGAIN!

Let’s get to the Post Week 10 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings and to do that we would like to bring out the Late Great Johnny Cash who we miss a lot and love very much!

Thank You Johnny!

Post Week 10 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

1. Chris Ash, Rutgers – On Saturday with the Rutgers loss to a very Average if now downright Weak Wisconsin team by the score of 31 – 17 Chris Ash’s record at Rutgers in three years on the job now stand at…

Overall: 7 – 26

Big Ten: 3 – 21

….and if that looks a Helluva Lot like David Beaty’s record at Kansas only Beaty now in five seasons at KU only has 6 wins on the board!

If you actually know anything about the game of football OR even can read the written word here is what your know about Rutgers football and that is Chris Ash took over Rutgers in 2016 from the fired Kyle Flood who coached Rutgers from 2012 to 2015 putting up records of…

Overall: 27 – 24

Conference: 12 – 19

…and his last two seasons at Rutgers the Scarlet Knights were playing in the Big Ten Conference and put up records of…

8 – 5
4 – 8

…which totals up to….

Overall: 12 – 13

Big Ten: 4 – 12

Now let’s do some simple math here since there seems to be some folks that don’t know simple football analyzing the situation at Rutgers:

Is Rutgers a better football program today under Chris Ash than it was when Ash took over the program before the 2016 season?

No…of course not…but then your ass actually has to be able to READ to know that and there are plenty of folks in America…especially ones making Hundreds of Thousands or even Millions of Dollars a year in Athletic Director positions who cannot……READ!

The 1 – 8 Scarlet Knights whose only win is over Texas State and wait for it….lost to Kansas 55 – 14 earlier this year…have left on their schedule games against….

Michigan
Penn State
At Michigan State

Got 1 – 11 in Chris Ash’s THIRD year as the head coach at Rutgers?

Yep!

2. Randy Edsall, UConn – On Saturday the UConn football team coached by Randy Edsall traveled to play 2 – 7 Tulsa on the road and lost by the score of 49 – 19 and we cannot find a person that is surprised by that result which drops the Huskies record to…

1 – 8

…on the season with only 56 – 49 win over FCS Rhode Island between UConn and no wins at all in 2018!

UConn has the following games left to play this season…

SMU
At East Carolina
Temple

…and we fully expect UConn to lose all three of those games to finish at 1 – 11 after going 3 – 9 last season and again we ask…

Why is Randy Edsall the head coach at UConn?

The reason we ask that is Randy Edsall left UConn in the dead of the night not even saying goodbye to his UConn players after the 2010 Fiesta Bowl to take the Maryland job and Edsall at Maryland put up records of….

Overall: 22 – 34

Big Ten: 10 – 24

….so again we ask….

Why is Randy Edsall the Head Football coach at UConn?

There is NO logical answer to that question….NONE!

3. Larry Fedora, North Carolina – With the loss at home to Georgia Tech on Saturday the Total Collapse of North Carolina football under Larry Fedora the last two seasons continues with Fedora now posting since the beginning of 2017 records of…

Overall: 4 – 16

ACC: 2 – 12

…and those 4 wins have been over:

Old Dominion
Pitt
Western Carolina
Pitt

…and luckily for Larry Fedora UNC has…

Western Carolina on the schedule in 2 weeks!

…so maybe the Tar Heels can get 2 wins in 2018!

Woo-Freaking-Hoo!

What’s the problem exactly with North Carolina Football the last two seasons?

It’s simple really…North Carolina no longer plays any Defense and their defensive rankings for the 2018 season now stand at…

97 th in Total Defense in FBS giving up 432 yards per game

107 th in Scoring Defense in FBS giving up 34.8 points per game

There’s a Simple Rule in Football:

If you are not going to play Defense you are not going to win many football games and North Carolina has won…

4 Football Games the last two seasons

…and we see UNC winning only one of their remaining three games against…

At Duke
Western Carolina
NC State

…and if the Tar Heels are not planning on playing any defense in 2019 if Larry Fedora is brought back they will win 2 or 3 games next year as well which includes an opening game against South Carolina in Charlotte and Appalachian State in Chapel Hill which be just a GREAT spot for UNC to get its ass beat by its little-little brother!

If we were the AD at North Carolina we would call Larry Fedora into the office and ask him…

“Larry….this is your 7 th season at North Carolina and I would love to know why your team is not playing any defense Son?”

Don’t expect any kind of legitimate answer to that question because the right answer is…

Defense is no longer coached at North Carolina…PERIOD!

4. Bobby Petrino, Louisville – No one here at Coaches Hot Seat can understand why then Arkansas AD Jeff Long hired Bobby Petrino in 2007 or why Western Kentucky hired Petrino in 2012 and we certainly cannot understand why Louisville brought Bobby Petrino back in 2013….unless of course those Athletic Directors…

Only cared about winning football games

…which let’s face it…that is all many athletic directors care about and if the person they are hiring is someone that Coaches Hot Seat would NOT hire to…

Shovel Shit in West Texas

….like Bobby Petrino there will always be an AD that will hire that coach because…he might just win some football games and at Louisville Petrino has won some games winning an average of…

8.5 games a season

…in his latest stint at UofL…but at what cost to the school we ask?

An Enormous Cost in our opinion because Bobby Petrino is someone that treats other human beings like Total Shit and if you are say….Jeff Long who is now the Athletic Director at Kansas where another AD hired Charlie Weis a few years ago who also treats other human beings like Total Shit in our opinion then anyone with an IQ over room temperature would have a concern about these folks ethics…but come now…

Bobby Petrino can win you some football games!

We have some news for the folks out there in the world making a Helluva Lot of $$$ in Athletic Director positions…

There are plenty of coaches that can win football games that are actually…Decent Human Beings as well!

2 – 7 Louisville has games left this season against…

At Syracuse
NC State
Kentucky

….and we fully expect the Cardinals to get SMASHED in all those games…not just beat but SMASHED and then we will find out if the folks at the University of Louisville have…

Questionable Ethics and Integrity

…and will keep Bobby Petrino employed or if they will actually act like Real Americans with Common Decency and fire Petrino before he totally GUTS Louisville Football on the cross of treating other human beings like Total Shit!

5. Kalani Sitake, BYU – Watching BYU play and lose to Boise State on Saturday night by the score of 21 – 16 with the Cougars having a great chance to score at touchdown at the end of the game we could not help but wonder….

How did BYU only score 6 points against Northern Illinois at home the previous week?

There is NO logical answer to that question which raises the question:

Just what in the Hell is going on at BYU?

2018 BYU Offense Scoring:

28 Points on Arizona
18 Points on California
24 Points on Wisconsin
30 Points on McNeese
7 Points on Washington
20 Points on Utah State
49 Points on Hawaii
7 Points on Northern Illinois
16 Points on Boise State

What?

We went back and looked at all of BYU’s games this season and frankly…

We don’t have a Damn Clue what BYU is trying to accomplish on offense nor do we think the BYU coaches have a Damn Clue what BYU is trying to accomplish on offense which is a Helluva situation for a place like BYU that made its name on…

Scoring A Lot of Points on Offense!

Kalani Sitake is now in this third year at BYU and has posted a record of…

17 – 18

…overall and at 4 – 5 in 2018 with these games left to be played…

At UMass
New Mexico State
At Utah

….and if BYU loses at UMass on Saturday there’s a decent chance the Cougars will not go to a bowl game for a second straight season and we cannot imagine how Sitake can survive that if they are actually still serious about playing football in Provo that is!

While we have you here on the issue of the head football coach at BYU some may be wondering why Bronco Mendenhall is now the head coach at Virginia instead of still at BYU and in our opinion the main reason is that…

Bronco Mendenhall was paid very little money at BYU

…and Mendenhall is making $3.5M+ a year at UVA and has a contract that guarantees to pay him $18M+ no matter what he does in the future which is the kind of money that Bronco would NEVER make at BYU and that is because…

Brigham Young University is CHEAP….REALLY CHEAP!

A few years ago the Athletic Director at BYU Tom Holmoe made a comment that was something along the lines of…

“Some of the websites out there that say Bronco Mendenhall makes “X” amount of money are just way off base because he doesn’t make anywhere close to the kind of money they are reporting.”

Since BYU is a private school and does not report what it pays its head football coach it’s not easy to know or even guess what Kalani Sitake makes as the head football coach at BYU but we do know what the head football coach at BYU should be making…

$3M+ a year easy!

….that is BYU actually paid a Market Wage but come now…maybe you forgot…

Brigham Young University is CHEAP….REALLY CHEAP!

Oh…BYU’s current endowment is something around $1.5 Billion Dollars and the Mormon Church is easily in our opinion worth north of $30 Billion Dollars and yet when it comes to paying the head football coach at BYU….

Brigham Young University is CHEAP….REALLY CHEAP!

We have lots of Mormon friends in the state of Utah and elsewhere around America and to a person they are two things….they are NOT…

Arrogant or Cheap

…and we cannot help but wonder why AD Tom Holmoe and we are guessing the folks that run BYU are not willing to pay their head football coach a Market Wage?

Oh….

Brigham Young University is CHEAP….REALLY CHEAP!

Until BYU quits being so Damn CHEAP don’t tell us that Tom Holmoe or anyone else at BYU gives two rips about winning football games because they don’t…they just don’t!

6. Willie Taggart, Florida State – We are not quiet sure what Willie Taggart is doing at Florida State but we do know this…

Jimbo Fisher won an average of 10.375 games a season at FSU over the past 8 seasons

…and the now 4 – 5 Seminole after they got destroyed by NC State on Saturday have beat in 2018:

Samford
Northern Illinois
Louisville
Wake Forest

…and FSU still has to play this season:

At Notre Dame
Boston College
Florida

Now…we haven’t a Damn Clue what is going on at Florida (see more below on the Gators) but does anyone else think that FSU is headed for a record of…

4 – 8

…in 2018 and Willie Taggart possibly sitting on the #1 Hot Seat in America entering the 2019 season?

Thought So!

FSU’s Goal for Notre Dame game this coming Saturday:

Don’t get their asses blown out by the Irish!

7. Mike MacIntyre, Colorado – Some of the more interesting numbers about Mike MacIntyre are his records at both Colorado and Overall which look like this…

Overall Winning Percentage at San Jose State and Colorado = .422%

Winning Percentage at Colorado = .417%

….which says a Helluva Lot and when one looks at MacIntyre’s record at Colorado one finds that against FBS schools with .500 or better records he is at…

10 – 40

…in those games and MacIntyre’s Overall Record at CU now stands at:

30 – 42

If you are thinking that Mike MacIntyre has fattened up his record at Colorado with lots of wins over very average or worse teams then you would be right and it’s not like MacIntyre’s record in Pac-12 play is that great at…

14 – 37

The CU Buffs are now 4 – 5 on the 2018 season and have games left against…

Washington State
Utah
At California

…and if Colorado plays like they played last couple of weeks in losses to Oregon State and Arizona they will finish the season at 5 – 7 which would be for MacIntyre…

5 Losing Records in 6 Seasons at Colorado!

Even if Colorado won one of their remaining games and got to 6 – 6 on the season is that good enough at Colorado in his sixth season on the job?

Not in our opinion but then we are old enough to remember when Colorado actually played the game of football!

8. Lovie Smith, Illinois – We have been alarmed about the amount of points that Minnesota has been giving up this season but the Gophers giving up 55 points to Illinois was quite the eye-opener and has moved P. J. Fleck towards the Hot Seat as he fires his defensive coordinator but with that win the Illini moved to 4 – 5 on the season with games left against….

At Nebraska
Iowa
At Northwestern

…and it will be interesting to see if Illinois can win any of their remaining three games or if they will collapse down the stretch as they have done in the first two seasons under Lovie Smith.

Scott Frost and Nebraska really need to beat Illinois on Saturday to get to 3 wins on the season with Michigan State and at Iowa left so this will be a very interesting game….a very interesting game indeed!

9. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State – We are not quite sure what $5 Million Dollars A Year is supposed to get you but we are guessing it’s not a record of…

5 – 4

…that Oklahoma State is now sitting on with games left against…

At Oklahoma
West Virginia
At TCU

…with Mike Gundy banking that $5M a year and a real chance now that the Cowboys will miss a bowl game in 2018 which would take a…

Charlie Weis Level of Incompetence

….for Mike Gundy because Gundy could have gone hunting and fishing away from Stillwater and let an Oklahoma State sorority coach the Cowboys in 2018 and they would have gotten at least…

6 Wins In 2018!

Will Mike Gundy hit at least the mark that an OSU sorority coaching the Cowboys football team in 2018 or will he fall short?

Let’s see!

10. Dan Mullen, Florida – We gotta call on Sunday from a Florida alum buddy of ours from Jacksonville we first rented a house from out near the beaches in Jacksonville about 30 years go and this UF alum was a student at Florida when Steve Spurrier was playing quarterback for the Gators so he goes way back and here is what he said about the current state of Florida football based upon what he saw at The Swamp on Saturday in the Mizzou – Florida game:

“I am not quite sure what Dan Mullen is doing but for Damn sure he is not coaching the Florida football team right now. I went over behind the Florida bench in both the first and second half and the Gators players just could have cared less that they were playing and losing to Missouri and the fans at the game perfectly reflected the amount of energy the players and coaches brought to the game which was almost no energy at all.”

It was interesting after the Mizzou game when Dan Mullen’s football team…

Did Not Show Up To Play and Looked Totally Un-Coached

…then Mullen said to Gators fans:

“That’s how it works,” a frustrated Mullen said. “I’m gonna be honest with you, this is how it works too, when we sell out the stadium, we win a championship. It doesn’t go the other way. It’s not we win, you sell out. You sell out, you win. Go watch teams that have built programs. That’s how it works.”

Really Dan?

This is FLORIDA Son where…

Any Random Stumblebum off the beaches of Jacksonville Beach can win 8 games a season

…and the Gators now after losing to Mizzou at home on Saturday in a game where the Gators….

Did Not Show Up To Play and Looked Totally Un-Coached

….are now 6 – 3 and have games left against…

South Carolina
Idaho
At Florida State

Now Dan Mullen could turn over the Gators to Mike Gundy and they could beat Idaho but will the Gators actually show-up to play against South Carolina like….

They give two rips about winning the game or not?

…or will they show up how they looked against Mizzou?

Did Not Show Up To Play and Looked Totally Un-Coached

Our long-time Florida alum buddy also said to us on Sunday:

“If Dan Mullen thinks we are going to tolerate a lot of average football at Florida then will just see about that and if the Gators look like they did against Mizzou in 2019 then Mullen will not make it past year 2 in Gainesville and AD Scott Stricklin will be gone as well because those two are attached at the hip. Maybe Mullen and Stricklin think this is just a fun game and they can just coast along being average, but one thing McElwain showed is that even a Damn Idiot can take the Gators to the SEC Championship and if the Gators aren’t competitive against Georgia next season and winning 9+ games then Dan Mullen and his buddy Scott will be unemployed next Christmas so I hope they enjoy this Christmas with their families!”

This is not a game Dan Mullen and you better Damn not lose to South Carolina on Saturday and if you somehow fooled around and lost to South Carolina and the Total Train Wreck that is Florida State football in the last game of the season…

Your trips to the Gators clubs in the coming offseason will be the most miserable experience of your life on Earth!

Don’t lose to South Carolina and Will Muschamp on Saturday Dan because it might just be a Zook-like beginning of the end of your coaching career with the Gators!

 

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Post Week 8 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – Give These Hot Seat Coaches Hell Johnny Cash! – Johnny Cash: The Last Great American

We are deep into the 2018 college football season now and have a Helluva football game coming right at us this coming Saturday in Baton Rouge with the Alabama Crimson Tide playing the LSU Tigers and if you are thinking living in America is Great Fun you would be right!

Let’s get to the Post Week 8 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings which means bringing out the Late Great Johnny Cash!

Thank You Johnny!

Oh…you ever want to watch a great documentary on Johnny Cash you can’t go wrong with this one >

Johnny Cash: The Last Great American

Post Week 8 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

1. Chris Ash, Rutgers – Rutgers had a bye in Week 8 and it’s a good thing because the Scarlet Knights are coming off 7 straight losses after opening up the season with a win over lowly Texas State and with these four games still on the schedule for a 1 – 7 team:

At Wisconsin
Michigan
Penn State
At Michigan State

Wisconsin looks Hardly Coached At All right now so maybe Rutgers can beat the Badgers in Madison, but we don’t think there’s a chance in Hell they can win any of those last three games so there’s at least a 50 – 50 chance that Rutgers head coach Chris Ash will finish his THIRD season with a record of…

1 – 11

….and in the four seasons before Ash took over at Rutgers in 2016 this football program under head coach Kyle Flood posted an overall record of…

27 – 24

Is there anyone on Earth that believes Rutgers is getting better or even holding level under Chris Ash?

No one we can see that Knows His or Her Ass From the Side of a Barn!

2. Lovie Smith, Illinois – On Saturday in head coach Lovie Smith’s 32 nd game as the head coach of the Illini his team lost to a Maryland team dealing with Total Chaos that has an Interim Head Coach and lost to the Terps by the score of…

63 – 33!

That loss now leaves Lovie’s Big Ten Conference record in 3 years on the job at…

3 – 20

…and the Illini still have to play in 2018 games against…

Minnesota
At Nebraska
Iowa
At Northwestern

Maybe Illinois can beat Minnesota at home…..but then the Vegas Folks have the line at…

Minnesota -9.5

…so maybe not but for Damn sure there’s not a chance in Hell that Illinois beats Nebraska, Iowa, or Northwestern!

What if Illinois finishes at 3 – 9 in Lovie Smith’s THIRD year on the job making $5M a year with a $12.6M on December 1, 2018 when he took over a football program that went to a bowl game in 2014 under Tim Beckman and almost went to a bowl game in 2015 under Bill Cubit…is there a chance in Hell that Lovie Smith will return to coach the Illini in 2019?

Not if we were making the hiring and firing decisions at Illinois but then we here at Coaches Hot Seat actually interested in…

Winning Games and Championships

…not Horseshit PR which this move to hire Lovie Smith at Illinois was…

Just Horseshit PR!

3. Randy Edsall, UConn – On Saturday UConn lost to lowly UMass to drop to 1 – 7 on the season and Randy Edsall’s records at UConn since he returned to coach the Huskies last season now stand at…

Overall: 4 – 16

AAC: 2 – 10

….and we were wondering if there is ANYONE in America that can claim this isn’t just going to worse from here with Edsall at UConn, because if there is someone that can claim that we would love to meet that person and make sure they are escorted to the closest mental hospital because that person is a danger to themselves and any nearby community!

4. Larry Fedora, North Carolina – An interesting record for Larry Fedora is that in North Carolina’s last 23 games under Fedora the Tar Heels are…

5 – 18

….and UNC the last two seasons are sitting on an ACC Conference record of…

2 – 11

What in the Hell went wrong at North Carolina would be an interesting thesis for someone to write but what it really boils down to is….North Carolina’s rankings on Defense:

104 in Scoring Defense giving up an average of 34.3 points per game

100 in Rushing Defense giving up an average of 191.3 yards per game

83 in Total Defense giving up an average of 413 yards per game

60 in Passing Yards Allowed giving up an average of 221.7 yard per game

North Carolina no longer plays any Damn defense under Larry Fedora and if you are not going to play Defense then your ass is going to lose a lot of football games like…

18 of the last 23!

With 1 – 6 North Carolina still having to play in 2018 games against…

Georgia Tech
At Duke
Western Carolina
NC State

…we would recommend maybe Larry Fedora spend Oh let’s say…

30 minutes a week maybe coaching Defense at North Carolina!

Is that really too much to ask…a college football team playing a little defense which begins and end with…

Actually Tackling the Opposing Players which takes EFFORT!

Why has North Carolina lost 18 of its last 23 games you ask?

There’s Precious Little EFFORT among these North Carolina players and when there’s Precious Little EFFORT that is always a Helluva Lot of QUIT!

5. Clay Helton, USC – After the home loss to Arizona State to drop the USC record to 4 – 4 in 2018 with games still left against…

At Oregon State
California
At UCLA
Notre Dame

….it’s not surprising that head coach Clay Helton shook-up his offense staff and took over offensive play-calling duties because Helton more than likely has to…

Run The Table and win the last 4 games of the 2018 season

…to return to coach the Trojans in 2019 and that begins with beating Oregon State on the road on Saturday which just beat Colorado in Boulder, and if Helton isn’t worried about his future now his ass better start worrying because he is sitting on one of the Hottest Seats in America at USC where 4 – 4 starts will get your ass fired even if you did win the Pac-12 Title last season!

We don’t know all the Big Money Players at USC but we know a number of them and doing a quick survey on Sunday with em we didn’t find one that was in support of bringing Clay Helton back for the 2019 season even if it would cost “X” Millions of Dollars to buy out Clay and his staff + hire a new head coach and instead every single one of them asked something to the effect of….

“Who do you think we should get to replace Helton?”

You look back at the coaches that won BIG at USC…

John McKay
John Robinson
Pete Carroll

…they all had the ability to motivate and move players and they had BIG personalities and Clay Helton at this moment doesn’t seem to be able to motivate and move his players and Helton blends so much into the background in Los Angeles you hardly know he is there!

One thing for sure….USC loses to Oregon State this coming Saturday you can…

Turn Out The Lights on Clay Helton at USC!

6. David Beaty, Kansas – Head Coach David Beaty and Kansas got a nice win over TCU on Saturday but come now….this TCU football team is falling to pieces as it collapses in on itself with Gary Patterson losing control of anything and everything in Ft. Worth (a situation that is about get a Helluva Lot worse in our opinion) and with that win Beaty’s records in 4 seasons on the job now stand at:

Overall: 6 – 38

Big 12: 2 – 30

The 3 – 5 Jayhawks have games left in 2018 against…

Iowa State
At Kansas State
At Oklahoma
Texas

…and if David Beaty can win 3 of those remaining 4 games then he will probably hold onto his job at KU but anything short of 6 wins total in 2018 and Kansas will be looking for a new head football coach in late November.

7. Bobby Petrino, Louisville – The Total Meltdown in River City Louisville continued this past Saturday with the Cardinals losing to Wake Forest at home by the score of…

56 – 35

…and now 2 – 6 Louisville has games left to play against…

At Clemson
At Syracuse
NC State
Kentucky

Got 2 – 10?

Good because so will Louisville in a few weeks and $14M buyout or not we haven’t a Damn Clue how Louisville can keep Petrino around for another season unless the folks at Louisville…

Just don’t give a Damn about the Louisville Football Program!

8. Gus Malzahn, Auburn – After a week off in Week 8 the 5 – 3 Auburn Tigers get back at it in Week 9 with a home game against Texas A&M in a game that Auburn should win but could easily lose because the reality is…

No one has a Damn Clue what Auburn team will show-up against Texas A&M on Saturday!

It’s our humble opinion that there is some infighting going on within the Auburn football program that has divided the team along offensive and defensive sides which culminated in the home loss to Tennessee and luckily the Tigers had a game against Ole Miss the next week which looked like a team that was hardly coached at all by Matt Luke and the Rebels coaches will led to an Auburn win in what was probably a job saving win for Gus Malzahn even with a $30M+ buyout on the books!

5 – 3 Auburn has left in 2018…

Texas A&M
At Georgia
Liberty
At Alabama

…so that looks like best case scenario a 7 – 5 record for Gus Malzahn in his…

6 th Season at Auburn

…and if there is a fan of Auburn football that thinks a head coach in his 6 th season on the job should be posting records like 7 – 5 then that is an Auburn fan that is a…

Total Damn Loser!

Of course lose to the Aggies on Saturday and Auburn + Malzahn looking right at 6 – 6 in 2018 which would lead to the firing of Gus Malzahn $30M+ buyout or not in our humble opinion!

Who have we heard might be interested in the Auburn job if it should open?

We are not going to say the coach’s name but he’s having a GREAT 2018 season!

9. Kalani Sitake, BYU – Just when you thought BYU might be able to put together a decent 2018 season sitting on a record of 4 – 3 after a win over Hawaii the Cougars host Northern Illinois at home and scored only…

6 Points

…in losing to what is an average MAC Conference team in Northern Illinois and when you are BYU and you can only score 6 points against a MAC team you have a head coach that is in a Helluva Lot of trouble and that’s where Kalani Sitake finds himself now with games left against…

At Boise State
At UMass
New Mexico State
At Utah

Utah will DESTROY BYU in that final game and you can forget about BYU beating Boise State in Boise so if the Cougars lose at UMass or at home to New Mexico State it’s our opinion BYU will be looking for a new head football coach in late November and this time around maybe BYU should considering hiring a Non-Mormon but still a committed Christian to be their head football coach because there’s one just up the road in Logan, Utah in Matt Wells who is doing a Helluva job at Utah State.

10. Willie Taggart, Florida State – We are not quite sure what Willie Taggart was hoping for from his Florida State football team against Clemson but we were expecting a decent game that saw the Tigers pull away in the second half but instead we got…

A Sloppy, Undisciplined, Often Playing Out of Freaking Control, Sometimes Quitting, Sometimes Loafing, Almost Always Looking Un-Coached FSU Team on Saturday

…and that reality has lit-up Willie’s backside as his now 4 – 4 Seminoles have games left against in 2018…

At NC State
At Notre Dame
Boston College
Florida

Hell…Florida State is not going to win another game and finish at 4 – 8 on the season and make 2019 a…

Make Or Break Season for Willie Taggart’s Coaching Career

…with Willie entering 2019 on one of the Hottest Seats in College Football after lots of coaches ahead of him in the rankings get run from their jobs!

The Late Great Woody Hayes once said…

“There’s nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the Hell kicked out of you.”

…and if that’s True then Willie Taggart and the Florida State Seminoles football team should have…

Very Damn Clean Souls right now

….because they got their ass whipped by Clemson!

Now the question is will Florida State just Give Up and QUIT or will they FIGHT?

Our guess and opinion is that FSU will Give Up and QUIT because there’s just no heart or soul or anything in these Florida State players and when you combine that with almost nonexistent coaching you have a Helluva mess on your hands and…

FSU Football is now a Helluva Mess!

…very similar to what Tennessee was under Lane Kiffin, Derek Dooley, and Butch Jones so SMILE fans of Seminoles football…

You only have a about decade of Horseshit football ahead of you and LOTS of coaching changes….YES….lots of coaching changes coming unless Willie Taggart gets ahold of and change things and quick!

Come on Willie!

 

 

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Post Week 8 Coaches Hot Seat Ranking – Where are you Johnny Cash? Or there you are….great to see you again Johnny! Now can you give these Hot Seat Coaches Hell for us Johnny?

Where are you Johnny Cash? Or there you are….great to see you again Johnny! Now can you give these Hot Seat Coaches Hell for us Johnny?

Thanks Johnny!

Post Week 8 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

1. David Beaty, Kansas – Kansas lost 48 – 16 at Texas Tech on Saturday and 43 games into his tenure in Lawrence David Beaty’s records now stand at…

Overall: 5 – 38

Big 12: 1 – 30

With these games left to play….

TCU
Iowa State
At Kansas State
At Oklahoma
Texas

…we give Kansas a ZERO-POINT.ZERO chance of winning another game this season and one can only wonder who is on Kansas AD Jeff Long’s short list to be next head football coach of the Jayhawks because when you look at the head football coaches that Jeff Long has hired as an AD it’s got to be worrisome if you are fan of Kansas football!

2005 – Dave Wannstedt, Pitt – FIRED
2008 – Bobby Petrino, Arkansas – FIRED
2009 – John L. Smith, Interim Arkansas – CRAZY AS HELL!
2013 – Bret Bielema – FIRED

We can think of 10 coaches that could turn Kansas football into a .500 football program in 3 years or less…are any of those 10 coaches on Kansas AD Jeff Long’s list to replace David Beaty?

NOPE…and we have that on good authority!

Just an opinion…the Total Disaster that is Kansas Football will keep rolling into the future with no end in sight!

2. Chris Ash, Rutgers – Rutgers gave a Northwestern team that has looked at times in 2018 like head coach Pat Fitzgerald and his staff spend every afternoon at the local bar drinking bear, playing video games, and hitting on waitresses rather a team that is Coached by Real Coaches in practice on a regular basis a decent game on Saturday but come now..

3 – 3 Akron beat Northwestern in Evanston this year!

What kind of football program is Rutgers in head coach Chris Ash third season on the job…well the records are…

Overall: 7 – 25

Big Ten: 3 – 21

…and those 7 wins were over….

2016
Howard
New Mexico

2017
Morgan State
Illinois
Purdue
Maryland

2018
Texas State

So in three seasons Chris Ash has beaten ONE FBS team with a .500 or better record and that was Purdue last year which went 7 – 6 in Jeff Brohm’s first year on the job and what has Brohm done in less than two seasons on the job with the same amount of talent at Purdue that Ash inherited at Rutgers….

Well…he just beat Ohio State which Rutgers lost to earlier this by a score of…wait for it…

52 – 3!

A very simple question the folks at Rutgers need to ask themselves:

Is Rutgers a better football team today than it was when Chris Ash took over 3 seasons ago and remember he took over a team that had gone…

27 – 24

…the previous four seasons under Kyle Flood.

If you answer anything but NO to the above question not only do you Not Have A Damn Clue about the game of football you are a Damn Fool!

Yes…there are Lots of Damn Fools in AD positions hiring football coaches in today’s world!

3. Lovie Smith, Illinois – In Lovie Smith’s 31 st game as the head coach at Illinois his football team got whipped by an Average Wisconsin team in Madison by the score of…

49 – 20

…to drop the Illini’s record to 3 – 4 on the year and Lovie’s record at the school to…

Overall: 8 – 23

Big Ten: 3 – 19

Oh…those 8 wins were over….

2016
Murray State
Rutgers
Michigan State

2017
Ball State
Western Kentucky

2018
Kent State
Western Illinois
Rutgers

Like Rutgers HC Chris Ash Ole Lovie Smith has beaten ONE FBS team with a .500 or better record…no not Michigan State in 2016 which went 3 – 9 that year but….wait for it…

Western Kentucky

…which finished last year…wait for it…at 6 – 7!

You want to read something Really Damn Hilarious? Read the below statement by Illinois AD on the hiring of Lovie Smith at Illinois:

“Naming Lovie Smith as the Illinois head football coach is the first step in taking this program to a place of national prominence,” Whitman said. “We will build a program that contends annually for Big Ten and national championships. The timing for this move was extremely tight, and we needed to move quickly. A coach of Lovie’s caliber would not have been available to us if we had waited until after the 2016 season. Lovie’s reputation as a coach, and even more so as a person, made it clear it was an awesome opportunity for the University of Illinois.”

Got LOL – Freaking – LOL?

YEP!

Also got Lovie Smith’s agent ROLLED Illinois AD Josh Whitman thinking that because Lovie got a loaded NFL roster with Chicago Bears to the Super Bowl that wasn’t something hundreds if not thousands of football coaches in America couldn’t have also done?

YEP!

Oh…lest us not forget that Lovie Smith took over an Illinois football team that went 5 – 7 in 2015 under Bill Cubit and the year before had finished at 6 – 7 under Tim Beck.

Here’s what Lovie Smith has done at Illinois:

He has taken an Average Football Program and turned into a Complete Freaking Laughingstock…that’s what Lovie Smith has done and Oh his buyout on December 1, 2018….

$12.6M

…on top of Lovie getting paid $5 Million Dollars A Year!

What in the Hell has Lovie Smith done to earn that $5 Million Dollars A Year?

Not One Damn Thing and in FACT his presence in Champaign has made the Illinois football program WORSE not BETTER!

Oh…the 3 – 4 Illini have left on their schedule…

At Maryland
Minnesota
At Nebraska
Iowa
At Northwestern

We would be shocked if Illinois wins more than 1 of their remaining 5 games….but then we were shocked when Lovie Smith was hired to coach a college football team when the last time he coached in the college game before taking this job in 2016 was in 1995 at Ohio State!

20+ Freaking Years!

Got there are Helluva Lot of Stupid Damn People hiring football coaches on the FBS level right now?

Yep!

4. Randy Edsall, UConn – South Florida may just be the softest undefeated football in recent college football history and UConn gave those soft Bulls a decent game before losing by the score of 38 – 30 which with the loss dropped the Huskies record in 2018 to…

1 – 6

….and Randy Edsall’s record at UConn the last two seasons to….

4 – 15

Oh…those 4 wins were over…

2017
Holy Cross
Temple
Tulsa

2018
Rhode Island

Randy Edsall has beaten ONE FBS team with a .500 or better record and that was…

Temple last year that went 7 – 6.

Is Randy Edsall long for the UConn right now meaning will Edsall coach the Huskies in 2019?

We haven’t a Damn clue but let us know how many more games you think 1 – 6 UConn will win in 2018 from their remaining games…

UMass
At Tulsa
SMU
At East Carolina
Temple

Maybe they beat UMass….Maybe!

5. Larry Fedora, North Carolina – It didn’t surprise anyone at Coaches Hot Seat that Larry Fedora’s Tar Heels gave Syracuse all it could want on Saturday since Dino Baber’s football teams melt like a cube of butter on a hot sidewalk in Phoenix in the middle of Summer but North Carolina did take Syracuse to two overtimes before losing after they should have beaten Virginia Tech the week before but come now….UNC is still 1 – 5 on the season and they still have left to play games against…

At Virginia
Georgia Tech
At Duke
Western Carolina
NC State

Georgia Tech can be beat….that’s obvious…and Western Carolina is a win but can UNC end up with a record better than…

3 – 8

….in 2018 with the game against UCF cancelled due to a hurricane…which woulda been a loss?

Not in our humble opinion.

6. Brent Brennan, San Jose State – Again the San Jose Spartans gave a decent team….San Diego State…..a decent game before losing 16 – 13 to the Aztecs but come now….San Jose State is now 0 – 7 on the season and head coach Brent Brennan’s record in two years at the school are now at…

Overall: 2 – 18

MWC: 1 – 11

Who exactly did San Jose State beat in those two games last year?

Cal Poly and then Wyoming in the last game of the season.

Is Brent Brennan long for the San Jose State job?

We haven’t a Damn Clue but with these games left…

UNLV
At Wyoming
At Utah State
Nevada
At Fresno State

…if SJSU doesn’t beat UNLV on Saturday it looks like ZERO wins in 2018 for the Spartans!

7. Gus Malzahn, Auburn – It’s clear now the money has been put together to buyout Gus Malzahn if that is what needs to be done at the end of this season which is something along the lines of…

$32 Million Dollars Total
$15 Million Dollars Paid Within 90 Days
$17 Million Dollars Remaining Paid Over Next 6 Years

…and we can understand why with the way Auburn has looked in 2018 which we would characterize as…

A Head Coach with a $32 Million Dollar Buyout who could really care less how many games Auburn wins in 2018 or ever again!

In our humble opinion!

We have lots of ways to measure coaches at Coaches Hot Seat and one of those measure is a scale of 1 – 100 which we do before each season on how bad does a loss impact “X” coach with the scale being…

100 = The Freaking World Is Over!
1 = No Big Whoop!

…and Gus Malzahn before the 2018 season fell at….

25 = Whatever

…on that measure and the general consensus if we had to redo that measure again it would today be….

12 = We Lost? Really? It’s A Beautiful Day Though!

Oh…Nick Saban on this measure of coaches on how hard a loss hits them is at…

100 = The Freaking World Is Over!

Be Proud Auburn fans because here is what you now have on your hands when a team in the state of Alabama loses a game…

Nick Saban = 100 = The Freaking World Is Over!
Gus Malzahn = 12 = We Lost? Really? It’s A Beautiful Day Though!

With the win over Totally Damn Listless Ole Miss which looked Totally Un-Coached on Saturday and in the second half had players….Loafing All Over the Field…the Auburn Tigers are now 5 – 3 on the season with games left against…

Texas A&M
At Georgia
Liberty
At Alabama

If Auburn beats Liberty and loses to the A&M, Georgia and Alabama to finish at 6 – 6 with a totally loaded roster will Gus Malzahn get the Heave-Hoe out the back door with Millions of Dollars in early December of this year?

Yep!

Who might be the front-runner to replace Gus Malzahn at Auburn?

Purdue Head Coach Jeff Brohm….in our humble opinion.

Where does Jeff Brohm fall on how does a loss impact “X” coach with Brohm being the coach in this case…the same as Saban:

100 = The Freaking World Is Over!

Jeff Brohm just might be the Pat Dye to Paul “Bear” Bryant who at the end of Bryant’s career turned the tables just enough to send the Bear packing beating him in their last Auburn – Alabama game against each other at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama:

8. Clay Helton, USC – If there ever was a FBS head coach that really could not afford to lose a game on Saturday it was USC head coach Clay Helton whose Trojans lost to Utah by the score of…

41 – 28

….to drop the Trojans record to 4 – 3 on the season with games still left against…

Arizona State
At Oregon State
California
At UCLA
Notre Dame

We have it on good authority that Clay Helton really needs to win 4 of the next 5 games or things will be mighty ugly around USC in late November especially if the Trojans lose the last two games to the Bruins and Irish!

9. Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech – Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist wrote a hilarious story last week about Paul Johnson’s situation at Georgia Tech…

Tech wants to keep Johnson. That might not be an option, Mark Bradley, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

…with this really hilarious lead:

“The belief is that Todd Stansbury, Georgia Tech’s athletic director, doesn’t want to fire his football coach. Events, however, aren’t cooperating. The Yellow Jackets are 3-4. The only Power 5 team they’ve beaten is Louisville, which might be the worst Power 5 team.”

An AD that doesn’t want to fire a coach?

No AD wants to fire a coach but what AD that is competent in his job would do anything but fire ANY coach that wasn’t performing and in the last two seasons Johnson has posted a records of…

Overall: 8 – 10

ACC: 5 – 7

…and 3 – 4 Tech still has to play in 2018 games against…

At Virginia Tech
At North Carolina
Miami
Virginia
At Georgia

So the AD at Georgia Tech is hoping with his fingers crossed that Georgia Tech wins 3 of their remaining 5 games to get bowl eligible in Paul Johnson’s….

11 th season at Georgia Tech?

Shouldn’t the AD at Tech be thinking that the Georgia Tech football team should be winning 10+ games in Johnson’s 11 th year at the school?

Yes…but that would be a Competent AD that Knew His Ass From the Side of a Barn and if you are thinking America was not built by LOSERS like Todd Stansbury then you would be right!

Here’s a thought for you Todd Stansbury >

Walk into Paul Johnson’s office and tell him if his team doesn’t win at least 4 of its remaining 5 games his ass is going to be fired instead of sitting in your office and hoping like a Damn Loser that Georgia Tech gets to 6 wins in 2018!

10. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State – Oklahoma State had a bye in Week 8 and the only real question that needs to be answered is…

Did Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy and his coaches do any Real Work in the bye week in getting ready for a primetime match up against Texas next week of will the Total Slop that is Oklahoma State football continue rolling on in the 2018 season with the coaching staff asleep at the wheel?

We are all going to find out the answer to that question because there really is…

No Damn Good Excuse

…for Tom Herman in his second year at Texas to come rolling into Stillwater…after taking over a totally tanking Longhorns football program…and beat Mike Gundy’s Cowboys when Gundy is in his….

14 th year at OSU!

If Texas does come in and beat Oklahoma State to drop the Cowboys record to 4 – 4 on the year with games still left against…

At Baylor
At Oklahoma
West Virginia
At TCU

….Ole Mike Gundy might have to get his agent to shop his wares around to program’s with open jobs this coming offseason because Ole Gundy may just find his ass out of his job in Stillwater in early December!

Our guess…

Texas beats OSU
Baylor beats OSU
Oklahoma beats OSU
West Virginia beats OSU
TCU beats OSU

….and the Cowboys finish at 4 – 8 on the year and Mike Gundy is sitting around the Christmas Tree without a job but with $16 million dollars in the bank from his buyout!

Karma can be a bitch and in his case the Karma is bad but Gundy will get $16 Million Dollars to do NOTHING which may be what he wants….if Oklahoma State QUITS down the stretch then that will be what Gundy wants….

In our humble opinion!

 

 

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