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    THURSDAY OCTOBER 19, 2017
 

 

    "A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it, or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away.”

      Gene Roddenberry

 

 

 

 

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Gene Roddenberry

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“These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five year mission … to boldly go where no man has gone before.”

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“A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it, or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away.”

And

“If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life’s exciting variety, not something to fear.”

And

“It isn’t all over; everything has not been invented; the human adventure is just beginning.”

And

“Reality is incredibly larger, infinitely more exciting, than the flesh and blood vehicle we travel in here. If you read science fiction, the more you read it the more you realize that you and the universe are part of the same thing. Science knows still practically nothing about the real nature of matter, energy, dimension, or time; and even less about those remarkable things called life and thought. But whatever the meaning and purpose of this universe, you are a legitimate part of it. And since you are part of the all that is, part of its purpose, there is more to you than just this brief speck of existence. You are just a visitor here in this time and this place, a traveler through it.”

And

“I believe in humanity. We are an incredible species. We’re still just a child creature, we’re still being nasty to each other. And all children go through those phases. We’re growing up, we’re moving into adolescence now. When we grow up — man, we’re going to be something!”

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“It speaks to some basic human needs, that there is a tomorrow — it’s not all going to be over in a big flash and a bomb, that the human race is improving, that we have things to be proud of as humans. No, ancient astronauts did not build the pyramids — human beings built them because they’re clever and they work hard. And Star Trek is about those things.”

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“Time is the fire in which we burn.”

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“Star Trek speaks to some basic human needs: that there is a tomorrow — it’s not all going to be over with a big flash and a bomb; that the human race is improving; that we have things to be proud of as humans. No, ancient astronauts did not build the pyramids — human beings built them, because they’re clever and they work hard. And Star Trek is about those things.”

And

“The strength of a civilization is not measured by its ability to fight wars, but rather by its ability to prevent them.”

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“It is the struggle itself that is most important. We must strive to be more than we are. It does not matter that we will not reach our ultimate goal. The effort itself yields its own reward.”

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“If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life’s exciting variety, not something to fear.”

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“Ancient astronauts didn’t build the pyramids. Human beings built the pyramids, because they’re clever and they work hard.”

And

“PICARD: There is no greater challenge than the study of philosophy.
WESLEY: But William James won’t be in my Starfleet exams.
PICARD: The important things never will be. Anyone can be trained in the mechanics of piloting a starship.
WESLEY: But Starfleet Academy
PICARD: It takes more. Open your mind to the past. Art, history, philosophy. And all this may mean something.”

And

“The glory of creation is in its infinite diversity.”

And

“Space… the Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.”

Wikipedia: Gene Roddenberry

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 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.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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

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

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“No cause justifies the deaths of innocent people.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“Peace is the only battle worth waging.”

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

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

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“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.”

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“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.”

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

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

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“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.”

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

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

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

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“I rebel; therefore I exist.”

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

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

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“There is scarcely any passion without struggle.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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“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 - Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - Niccolo Machiavelli

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“Never was anything great achieved without danger.”

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“The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.”

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“The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.”

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“There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless.”

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“There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.”

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“Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.”

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“The Romans never allowed a trouble spot to remain simply to avoid going to war over it, because they knew that wars don’t just go away, they are only postponed to someone else’s advantage.”

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“Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.”

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“Upon this, one has to remark that men ought either to be well treated or crushed, because they can avenge themselves of lighter injuries, of more serious ones they cannot; therefore the injury that is to be done to a man ought to be of such a kind that one does not stand in fear of revenge.”

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“The chief foundations of all states, new as well as old or composite, are good laws and good arms; and as there cannot be good laws where the state is not well armed, it follows that where they are well armed they have good laws.”

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“From this arises the question whether it is better to be loved rather than feared, or feared rather than loved. It might perhaps be answered that we should wish to be both: but since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved.”

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“God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us.”

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“It is truly a marvelous thing to consider to what greatness Athens arrived in the space of one hundred years after she freed herself from the tyranny of Pisistratus; but, above all, it is even more marvelous to consider the greatness Rome reached when she freed herself from her kings. The reason is easy to understand, for it is the common good and not private gain that makes cities great. Yet, without a doubt, this common good is observed only in republics, for in them everything that promotes it is practised, and however much damage it does to this or that private individual, those who benefit from the said common good are so numerous that they are able to advance in spite of the inclination of the few citizens who are oppressed by it.”

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“It is not titles that make men illustrious, but men who make titles illustrious.”

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“Upon this, one has to remark that men ought either to be well treated or crushed, because they can avenge themselves of lighter injuries, of more serious ones they cannot; therefore the injury that is to be done to a man ought to be of such a kind that one does not stand in fear of revenge.”

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“The Romans never allowed a trouble spot to remain simply to avoid going to war over it, because they knew that wars don’t just go away, they are only postponed to someone else’s advantage. Therefore, they made war with Philip and Antiochus in Greece, in order not to have to fight them in Italy… They never went by that saying which you constantly hear from the wiseacres of our day, that time heals all things. They trusted rather their own character and prudence— knowing perfectly well that time contains the seeds of all things, good as well as bad.”

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“It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. This coolness arises partly from fear of the opponents, who have the laws on their side, and partly from the incredulity of men, who do not readily believe in new things until they have had a long experience of them.”

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“The prince must consider, as has been in part said before, how to avoid those things which will make him hated or contemptible; and as often as he shall have succeeded he will have fulfilled his part, and he need not fear any danger in other reproaches. It makes him hated above all things, as I have said, to be rapacious, and to be a violator of the property and women of his subjects, from both of which he must abstain. And when neither their property nor honour is touched, the majority of men live content, and he has only to contend with the ambition of a few, whom he can curb with ease in many ways. It makes him contemptible to be considered fickle, frivolous, effeminate, mean-spirited, irresolute, from all of which a prince should guard himself as from a rock; and he should endeavour to show in his actions greatness, courage, gravity, and fortitude; and in his private dealings with his subjects let him show that his judgments are irrevocable, and maintain himself in such reputation that no one can hope either to deceive him or to get round him. That prince is highly esteemed who conveys this impression of himself, and he who is highly esteemed is not easily conspired against; for, provided it is well known that he is an excellent man and revered by his people, he can only be attacked with difficulty.”

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“The best fortress which a prince can possess is the affection of his people.”

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“There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth; but when everyone can tell you the truth, you lose their respect.”

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“It was the verdict of ancient writers that men afflict themselves in evil and weary themselves in the good, and that the same effects result from both of these passions. For whenever men are not obliged to fight from necessity, they fight from ambition; which is so powerful in human breasts, that it never leaves them no matter to what rank they rise. The reason is that nature has so created men that they are able to desire everything but are not able to attain everything: so that the desire being always greater than the acquisition, there results discontent with the possession and little satisfaction to themselves from it. From this arises the changes in their fortunes; for as men desire, some to have more, some in fear of losing their acquisition, there ensues enmity and war, from which results the ruin of that province and the elevation of another.”

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“It is truly a marvelous thing to consider to what greatness Athens arrived in the space of one hundred years after she freed herself from the tyranny of Pisistratus; but, above all, it is even more marvelous to consider the greatness Rome reached when she freed herself from her kings. The reason is easy to understand, for it is the common good and not private gain that makes cities great. Yet, without a doubt, this common good is observed only in republics, for in them everything that promotes it is practised, and however much damage it does to this or that private individual, those who benefit from the said common good are so numerous that they are able to advance in spite of the inclination of the few citizens who are oppressed by it.”

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“No proceeding is better than that which you have concealed from the enemy until the time you have executed it. To know how to recognize an opportunity in war, and take it, benefits you more than anything else. Nature creates few men brave, industry and training makes many. Discipline in war counts more than fury.”

Wikipedia: Niccolo Machiavelli

 

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Post Week 7 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – Give These Hot Seat Coaches Hell Johnny Cash! – The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny

Before we get to the Post Week 7 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings the members of Coaches Hot Seat have been reading a GREAT book the last few weeks which will give anyone a great perspective on life and one’s relative lack of luck in their lives on this Earth. The book is…

The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny, Michael Wallis, Amazon.com

…and not only does the above book provide an amazing history of the trials and tribulations of the Donner Party’s trip from the Midwest to California in 1846, it weaves into the story many important parts of American history that will change how you view our Great Country. As the great Civil War author and historian Shelby Foote has rightly said…

“One cannot understand America without understanding the US Civil War.”

…one cannot also really understand America without knowing about the massive movement of Americans to the West in the middle of the 19 th Century before and after gold was found in California in 1849.

The main lesson though we got from the book The Best Land Under Heaven is that no matter how bad things are in our lives they could be a Helluva lot worse which brings some great perspective to our daily lives and with that in mind let’s get to the latest ranking of multi-millionaire college head coaches on the Hot Seat who haven’t a care in the world beyond their asses now being lit-up!

Post Week 7 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

Give These Hot Seat Coaches Hell Johnny Cash!

Thank Johnny!

1. Butch Jones, Tennessee – If Butch Jones hadn’t committed so many verbal and personal gaffes at Tennessee the last five seasons he might have a fighting chance to survive to coach the Vols in 2018 with plenty of winnable games left on the schedule but after back-to-back home losses to Georgia and South Carolina it’s all but over for one of the most disliked men in Tennessee football history.

There’s an art + science to a college head football coach winning over both his football team and fan base and Butch Jones has amazingly alienated both to varying degrees at Tennessee and thus Butch has all but given up an important thing for coaches….”the benefit of the doubt”…when things get tough and with Alabama on deck for the 3 – 3 Vols Jones has now worked himself into a position where he better Damn have Chubby Boy in Memphis looking for an exit door to another head coaching job IF Jones wants to coach next season.

Here’s what Tennessee has left in 2017:

At Alabama
At Kentucky
Southern Miss
At Missouri
LSU
Vanderbilt

Our guess the Vols win 6 or 7 games at best in 2017 and there’s not a chance in Hell Butch Jones will survive that in Year 5 in Knoxville so the attention now turns to who will be the next head football coach at Tennessee which will be one of the most interesting hires in the upcoming weeks.

2. Bret Bielema, Arkansas – If there is one thing we really distrust at Coaches Hot Seat it is anything categorized as a “slam-dunk” and Bret Bielema was described as such when hired at Arkansas in 2013 and yet here we are FIVE years later and Bielema now has on the board:

Overall: 27 – 30

SEC: 10 – 25

Nope….Bret Bielema was NOT a “slam-dunk” hire at Arkansas and in reality Bielema has made a Helluva lot of bad decisions in Fayetteville primarily around assistant coaches he has hired + failed to keep which is richly ironic since one of the reasons some claimed Bielema took the Arkansas job was that he couldn’t get more money for his assistants at Wisconsin! Bret Bielema has had ALL the Damn Money and Resources he has needed or possibly wanted at Arkansas and yet his record in SEC play is…

10 – 25

….so please don’t tell us Bielema hasn’t had every Damn chance to win games in Fayetteville because the reality is he has had EVERYTHING and he has FAILED miserably!

What is really scary at Arkansas is that there are otherwise smart people like Arky AD Jeff Long who don’t have the ability to admit they were “wrong” or even to make it clear that expectations at Arkansas are a Helluva lot higher than what Bielema has been not achieving with the Hogs and what a great lesson this is for everyone who should learn from this situation that…

When Wrong…Admit You Are Wrong…Learn From Your Mistakes…and Move the Hell On To Fixing the Damn Problem!

Instead Arkansas AD Jeff Long is in deep denial about Bret Bielema but then why wouldn’t Long be in denial since after all he has hired as head football coaches at Arky that in the end turned out to be…

Bobby Petrino – Total Damn Disaster
John L. Smith – Total Damn Disaster
Bret Bielema – Total Damn Disaster

Some may argue that Bobby Petrino won a Helluva lot of games at Arkansas, but there is not a chance in Hell we would have hired Petrino then or today to wash our cars because we have standards somewhere way the Hell north of Jeff Long and the University of Arkansas and when you set your standards low no one should be surprised that your ass ends up looking like a fool when a motorcycle accident happens!

After the loss to Alabama the 2 – 4 Hogs now have left on the schedule…

Auburn
At Ole Miss
Coastal Carolina
At LSU
Mississippi State
Missouri

…and does anyone with a working brain think Arkansas can win 4 of their last 6 games to get to even a .500 record in Bielema’s FIFTH year on the job?

Nope and that is why fans of Arkansas Football have one choice and one choice only…

Fire AD Jeff Long AND Head Coach Bret Bielema

…or let your football program be totally destroyed!

It’s YOUR choice fans of Arkansas Football!

3. David Beaty, Kansas – Things are getting Very Damn Stupid at the University of Kansas and we write that because KU AD Sheahon Zenger has hired two head football coaches….Charlie Weis and David Beaty….and their combined records the last SIX seasons stands at:

Overall: 9 – 49

Big 12: 2 – 38

Geez….can someone explain to us how Kansas AD Sheahon Zenger is still employed in Lawrence?

Oh…current Kansas head coach David Beaty’s records are now…

Overall: 3 – 27

Big 12: 1 – 20

..and the 1 – 5 Jayhawks still have to play in 2017….

At TCU
Kansas State
Baylor
At Texas
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State

…which looks to us like a 1 – 11 record in Beaty’s THIRD season on the job.

Can ANY head football coach and the AD that hired him survive the above records?

Not in the Real World but is the University of Kansas part of the Real World?

Not really it seems!

4. Mike Riley, Nebraska – The Cold Hard Reality of Mike Riley’s tenure at Nebraska are his records which after the Total Debacle home loss to Ohio State now stand at…

Overall: 18 – 15

Big Ten: 11 – 10

….which would get ANY coach fired in Lincoln and now there really is nothing that can save Riley’s job barring the Yellowstone Supervolcano erupting and ending all life on Earth!

With the above reality in mind it will be interesting to see who new Nebraska AD Bill Moos hires to replace Mike Riley between now and early December and we would be stunned if Moos tried to bring Washington State head coach Mike Leach to Lincoln since our friends in the Great State of Nebraska that we checked with aren’t really into a…

Head Coach blaming his players when HIS team gets its ass whipped as Washington State got whipped by California on Friday night!

…but then who the Hell wants a coach that gives blame when HIS team loses and takes credit when THEY win? As Paul “Bear” Bryant rightly said and which no doubt the Great Tom Osborne would agree with…

“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.”

….which Mike Leach has turned on its head by essentially saying to his players:

When things go right I get the credit and when thing go wrong YOU get the blame!

Who in the Hell would want his Son playing for a coach that believes that kind of Total and Non-American Excuse Making Bullshit and where exactly was Mike Leach raised because Real Americans don’t raise Total Asses that care little about anything but their own Precious Ass?

Pitiful Mike Leach…just So Damn Pitiful and if you lost a couple more games it will be a Damn Pleasure to roast your Sorry and Pitiful Ass Mike!

The obvious choice of the next head coach at Nebraska is of course UCF HC Scott Frost but Frost might have several attractive offers to choose from in the coming weeks and if Frost does decide to go elsewhere Moos will have a career defining job to do that will determine the future fate of Nebraska Football so no pressure at all Bill and Good Luck to you in the new job as well!

5. Barry Odom, Missouri – After the loss to Georgia on Saturday Mizzou head coach Barry’s Odom’s records now stand at…

Overall: 5 – 13

SEC: 2 – 10

….and the 1 – 5 Tigers still have to play in 2017:

Idaho
At UConn
Florida
Tennessee
At Vanderbilt
At Arkansas

…and our guess is that Mizzou wins 3….maybe 4 games…this season and that would be 4 wins or less TWO straight seasons and nothing short of a…

Total and Complete Disaster for Mizzou Football!

6. Jim Mora, UCLA – For some reason between the 2015 and 2016 football seasons they quit teaching the UCLA Bruins football players how to tackle in Westwood and “Surprise – Surprise”…NOT…. in the last two seasons the Bruins under Jim Mora have posted records of…

Overall: 7 – 11

Pac-12: 3 – 8

….and now at 3 – 3 after the loss to Arizona what is still left on the schedule in 2017 is…

Oregon
At Washington
At Utah
Arizona State
At USC
California

….which looks like SIX wins at best for Mora & Company and is that acceptable to the folks at UCLA in Mora’s SIXTH year on the job?

It might just be!

7. Todd Graham, Arizona State – Congratulations to Todd Graham and his Arizona State football team on beating the Mighty Washington Huskies which for some reason looked unprepared and borderline un-coached in Tempe on Saturday night….What’s Up With That Pete?….and with that win over the Huskies the 3 – 3 Sun Devils have to keep things rolling because head coach Graham needs 7+ wins to hang onto this job and here is what ASU still has in front of them this season:

At Utah
USC
Colorado
At UCLA
At Oregon State
Arizona

One of the toughest things for a college head football coach is to get his team down from the HIGH of a beating a top-ranked team and Todd Graham has his work cut-out for him in getting the Sun Devils re-focused to play a very tough Utah team in Salt Lake City on Saturday because a loss to the Utes on Saturday and Graham will be moving right back up the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings again!

8. Gus Malzahn, Auburn – In a season where Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn needs no more than 4 losses AND a win over either Georgia or Alabama to save his job losing two games to Clemson and LSU with Georgia and Alabama still left on the schedule is definitely Not A Good Thing and the calculus for Malzahn is that he has NO margin for error between now and the first of December with the 5 – 2 Tigers still having to play games against…

At Arkansas
At Texas A&M
Georgia
La. Monroe
Alabama

Bottom-Line:

If Gus Malzahn loses to Georgia and Alabama to finish at 8 – 4 he’s DONE at Auburn

If Gus Malzahn loses another game but beats either Georgia and Alabama to finish at 8 – 4 he HAS A CHANCE at Auburn

Yep…this is about Gus Malzahn winning at least one of the two games against Georgia and Alabama and we would recommend that Malzahn and his Tigers not lose either of the next two games before Georgia comes to The Plains on November 11 because that would put Gus into a borderline impossible spot so…

Coach Hard Gus because your job in on the line EVERY week Son!

9. Lovie Smith, Illinois – Can someone…anyone…explain to us why Lovie Smith is the head football coach at Illinois?

No one can explain to us why Lovie Smith is the head coach at Illinois?

Didn’t think so and now after nothing short of a Total Disaster of a loss to Rutgers at home which came into the game with 16 straight Big Ten Conference losses Lovie Smith’s records with the Illini now stand at…

Overall: 5 – 13

Big Ten: 2 – 10

…and they still have to play this season:

At Minnesota
Wisconsin
At Purdue
Indiana
At Ohio State
Northwestern

Hell…will Illinois win another game in 2017?

Hell..even if they do win 1 or 2 of their last 6 games to finish at 3 – 9 or 4 – 8 how could Lovie Smith stay employed at Illinois?

The reality is that there are some coaches that are Pro Coaches and there are some coaches that are College Coaches and then there are a TINY amount of coaches that can coach both Pro and College players and if there is one thing that coaches that have successfully coached in both the Pro and College games…think Jimmy Johnson and Pete Carroll…it is they have…

PASSION

…for the Great Game of Football and thus can motivate 18 – 22 year old kids and Lovie Smith seems to us to be…

Barely Awake Even During the Games

….so Please…how in the Hell can Lovie Smith ever win a Damn thing at Illinois?

Eventually Lovie Smith will be fired at Illinois because there’s not a chance in Hell he will ever make the Illini competitive in the Uber-competitive Big Ten Conference and when the firing of a coach is inevitable it’s ALWAYS best to get on with the firing which is something the AD at Illinois will either understand now or learn eventually in the next year or so!

10. Steve Addazio, Boston College – Steve Addazio’s BC team beat Louisville on Saturday which was nice win BUT beating this year’s Louisville team is not going to be that big of a deal come the end of the season because Louisville couldn’t stop the prison team from the original The Longest Yard movie and with that win Addazio’s Eagles improved to 3 – 4 in 2017 with these games still left to be played…

At Virginia
Florida State
NC State
UConn
At Syracuse

Unlike Louisville most of the above teams actually play DEFENSE and thus we fully expect BC to finish with a losing record in 2017 and for Steve Addazio to lose his job come late November – early December because with these records on the board…

Overall: 27 – 31

ACC: 12 – 24

…how could Addazio possibly keep his job with another losing season this year?

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Monday, October 16, 2017 - Harper Lee

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Below – To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes

“I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.”

And

“Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.”

And

“The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that.”

And

“They’re certainly entitled to think that, and they’re entitled to full respect for their opinions… but before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”

And

“First of all,” he said, “if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view–until you climb into his skin and walk around it.”

And

“Atticus said to Jem one day, “I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. “Your father’s right,” she said. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corn cribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

And

“With him, life was routine; without him, life was unbearable.”

And

“When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness sake. But don’t make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion faster than adults, and evasion simply muddles ’em.”

And

“Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.”

And

“You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don’t you let ’em get your goat. Try fightin’ with your head for a change.”

And

“There is one way in this country in which all men are created equal—there is one human institution that makes a pauper the equal of a Rockefeller, the stupid man the equal of an Einstein, and the ignorant man the equal of any college president. That institution, gentlemen, is the court.”

And

“We’re paying the highest tribute you can pay a man. We trust him to do right. It’s that simple.”

And

“There are just some kind of men…who’re so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one.”

And

“Ladies in bunches always filled me with vague apprehension and a firm desire to be elsewhere.”

And

People in their right minds never take pride in their talents.

And

Atticus had said it was the polite thing to talk to people about what they were interested in, not about what you were interested in.

And

“Try fighting with your head for a change…it’s a good one, even if it does resist learning.”

And

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.”

Above – To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes

“Well, they’re Southern people, and if they know you are working at home they think nothing of walking right in for coffee. But they wouldn’t dream of interrupting you at golf. ” Harper Lee

And

“Any writer worth his salt writes to please himself…It’s a self-exploratory operation that is endless. An exorcism of not necessarily his demon, but of his divine discontent.” Harper Lee

Wikipedia Page: Harper Lee

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Sunday, October 15, 2017 - F. Scott Fitzgerald

“A big man has no time really to do anything but just sit and be big.”

And

“Action is character.”

And

“Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero.”

And

“An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards.”

And

“Either you think, or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.”

And

“Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues.”

And

“First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.”

And

“Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.”

And

“I like people and I like them to like me, but I wear my heart where God put it, on the inside.”

And

“Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.”

And

“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”

And

“Scratch a Yale man with both hands and you’ll be lucky to find a coast-guard. Usually you find nothing at all.”

And

“Show me a hero and I’ll write you a tragedy.”

And

“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”

And

“There are no second acts in American lives.”

And

“You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.”

And

“Once one is caught up into the material world not one person in ten thousand finds the time to form literary taste, to examine the validity of philosophic concepts for himself, or to form what, for lack of a better phrase, I might call the wise and tragic sense of life.”

Amd

“Isn’t Hollywood a dump — in the human sense of the word. A hideous town, pointed up by the insulting gardens of its rich, full of the human spirit at a new low of debasement.”

And

“Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft, where we are hard, cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand.”

And

“There are no second acts in American lives.”

And

“Before I go on with this short history, let me make a general observation – the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. This philosophy fitted on to my early adult life, when I saw the improbable, the implausible, often the “impossible,” come true.”

And

“All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.

And

“My generation of radicals and breakers-down never found anything to take the place of the old virtues of work and courage and the old graces of courtesy and politeness.”

And

“Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.”

And

“On the last night, with my trunk packed and my car sold to the grocer, I went over and looked at that huge incoherent failure of a house once more. On the white steps an obscene word, scrawled by some boy with a piece of brick, stood out clearly in the moonlight, and I erased it, drawing my shoe raspingly along the stone. Then I wandered down to the beach and sprawled out on the sand.

Most of the big shore places were closed now and there were hardly any lights except the shadowy, moving glow of a ferryboat across the Sound. And as the moon rose higher the inessential houses began to melt away until gradually I became aware of the old island here that flowered once for Dutch sailors’ eyes—a fresh, green breast of the new world. Its vanished trees, the trees that had made way for Gatsby’s house, had once pandered in whispers to the last and greatest of all human dreams; for a transitory enchanted moment man must have held his breath in the presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder.

And as I sat there brooding on the old, unknown world, I thought of Gatsby’s wonder when he first picked out the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock. He had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it. He did not know that it was already behind him, somewhere back in that vast obscurity beyond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night.

Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . . And one fine morning——

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” The Ending of The Great Gatsby, 1925

Wikipedia: F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Saturday, October 14, 2017 - Chester William Nimitz

“I do believe we are going to have a major war, with Japan and Germany, and that the war is going to start by a very serious surprise attack and defeat of U.S. armed forces, and that there is going to be a major revulsion on the part of the political power in Washington against all those in command at sea, and they are going to be thrown out, though it won’t be their fault necessarily. And I wish to be in a position of sufficient prominence so that I will then be considered as one to be sent to sea, because that appears to be the route.”

And

“A ship is always referred to as “she” because it costs so much to keep her in paint and powder.”

And

“Through the skill and devotion to duty of their armed forces of all branches in the Midway area our citizens can now rejoice that a momentous victory is in the making.”
After the Battle of Midway, CINCPAC Communiqué No. 3, June 6, 1942

And

“Is the proposed operation likely to succeed?
What might be the consequences of failure?
Is it in the realm of practicability in terms of material and supplies?”
“Three favorite rules of thumb” Nimitz had printed on a card he kept on his desk

And

“They fought together as brothers in arms; they died together and now they sleep side by side…To them, we have a solemn obligation — the obligation to ensure that their sacrifice will help make this a better and safer world in which to live.” Of those who died in the war in the Pacific, after ceremonies in Tokyo Bay accepting the official surrender of Japan, September 2, 1945

And

“The U.S.’s major strength factor and weapon is its economy. If you cripple it, you cripple the military.”

And

“That is not to say that we can relax our readiness to defend ourselves. Our armament must be adequate to the needs, but our faith is not primarily in these machines of defense but in ourselves.”

And

“God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.”

And

“Sir Walter Raleigh declared in the early 17th century that “whoever commands the sea, commands the trade; whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world, and consequently the world itself.” This principle is as true today as when uttered, and its effect will continue as long as ships traverse the seas.” Employment of Naval Forces, 1948

And

“The final objective in war is the destruction of the enemy’s capacity and will to fight, and thereby force him to accept the imposition of the victor’s will.”

And

“The qualities of the Nimitz character were apparent in his face, in his career, and in his heritage; combined these factors made him precisely the man he was and placed him in this particular situation at this moment in history. … He was not a cold man, or a bad tempered man — quite the contrary — to the world he presented a figure of almost total complacency; he seldom lost his temper or raised his voice. … It could be said that King was a driver who knew how to lead; it could also be said that Nimitz was a leader who conquered any personal urge to drive, and achieved his ends more by persuasion and inspiration to men under his command.” Edwin Palmer Hoyt in How They Won the War in the Pacific : Nimitz and His Admirals (2000), p. 28 – 29

And

“On April 13, 1943, Allied radio intelligence intercepted a message carrying the travel itinerary of Admiral Yamamoto. The detail in the message listed flight and ground schedules and included what type of fighter escort would be provided. Major Red Lasswell of FRUPAC broke the coded message. The decision of what to do with the information was left to Admiral Nimitz. Nimitz consulted Layton as to what the ramifications would be if Yamamoto were removed. They considered that he might be replaced with a better commander, and Nimitz felt familiar with Yamamoto as his opponent. Layton felt nobody could adequately replace Yamamoto, and based on this opinion Nimitz gave Admiral Halsey the authority to carry out the intercept of Yamamoto’s aircraft. On 18 April, a flight of P-38 fighters with specially selected pilots and equipped with long-range fuel tanks shot down Yamamoto’s aircraft, killing one of Japan’s top naval leaders.” Ricky J. Nussio, in Sherman and Nimitz: Executing Modern Information Operations (2001)

And

“He surrounded himself with the ablest men he could find and sought their advice, but he made his own decisions. He was a keen strategist who never forgot that he was dealing with human beings, on both sides of the conflict. He was aggressive in war without hate, audacious while never failing to weigh the risks.” E. B. Potter, Naval historian at the US Naval Academy, quoted on the cover jacket of his book Nimitz (1976)

And

“Of the Marines on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue.”

And

“He brought to his new job a number of advantages, including experience, a detailed knowledge of his brother officers, and a sense of inner balance and calm that steadied those around him. He had the ability to pick able subordinates and the courage to let them do their jobs without interference. He molded such disparate personalities as the quiet, introspective Raymond A. Spruance and the ebullient, aggressive William F. Halsey, Jr. into an effective team.” Robert William Love, on the rise of Nimitz to CINCPAC in The Chiefs of Naval Operations

Wikipedia: Chester William Nimitz

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15 CFB Head Coaches Facing MUST WIN Games in Week 7 And ALL Of Them Need To Take It To The Limit!

15 CFB Head Coaches Facing MUST WIN Games in Week 7

Thanks Randy!

Bret Bielema, Arkansas vs. Alabama – With word out of Arkansas this week that Bret Bielema’s buyout is actually less than $6 million rather than more than $15 million….

Bielema’s buyout under $15M; UA owes $5.9M if he’s fired at season’s end, per contract, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

…maybe it was Arkansas AD Jeff Long trying to give what he thought was a HUGE buyout to Bielema to insulate both Beliema AND Long from both of them getting their asses run out of Fayetteville if what is now happening actually happened at Arkansas! Hard to believe anyone knows what they the Hell they are doing at Arkansas, but whatever was the intent of the contract extension by Jeff Long for Bielema a few years back it was a STUPID deal that even with a $5.9 million dollar buyout has put the Arkansas Athletic Department behind the 8-ball and if the 2017 Arkansas football season falls to pieces we cannot imagine how….

Jeff Long can possible stay employed by the University of Arkansas!

Now at 2 – 3 on the season Arkansas travels to Tuscaloosa to play Mighty Alabama at the very worst time for Bret Bielema and his football team with a game against Auburn at home on deck and we cannot under any circumstances imagine that Bielema can lose these next two games to drop to 2 – 5 on the season with these games then left…

At Ole Miss
Coastal Carolina
At LSU
Mississippi State
Missouri

….and keep his job save winning out because even if Bielema finished at 6 – 6 in Year 5 on the job is that really good enough for Arkansas Football?

Not from where we sit but then maybe a bunch of college football fans in San Francisco have higher standards for Arkansas Football than do the fans of Arkansas Football in the Great State of Arkansas who if willing to accept this kind of mediocre football have sacrificed forever the right to say ANYTHING about the Razorbacks losing football games ANYTIME in the future!

Barry Odom, Missouri vs. Georgia – 1 – 4 Mizzou Football plays at Georgia on Saturday which is totally an unwinnable game in our minds since if the Bulldogs lost this game it would be such a MASSIVE upset that it would launch Kirby Smart’s ass right to the top of the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings and with that mind the Tigers will be 1 – 5 come Saturday evening with these games still left on the schedule:

Idaho
At UConn
Florida
Tennessee
At Vanderbilt
At Arkansas

If Mizzou was just a mediocre football team they should win at least FOUR of their remaining SIX games but is Mizzou even mediocre?

We are going to find out over the next several weeks!

Todd Graham, Arizona State vs. Washington – In the last three seasons Todd Graham at Arizona State has posted records of…

Overall: 13 – 17

Pac-12: 7 – 13

….and thus it’s clear why Graham is on the Hot Seat and at 2 – 3 on the 2017 season here comes the Mighty Washington Huskies to Temple with Chris Petersen winning 21 of his last 23 games as the head coach at UW.

In his sixth season at Arizona State this is a game that Todd Graham should be able win and yet it’s Washington that is rolling like a steamroller in this game which if the Sun Devils lose will drop their record to…

2 – 4

…with these games still left to be played:

At Utah
USC
Colorado
At UCLA
At Oregon State
Arizona

Can Arizona State win 4 of their last 6 games if they lose to Washington to get at least 6 wins on the board in 2017?

We don’t see how and thus why UW is a MUST WIN Game for Todd Graham and ASU!

Mike Riley, Nebraska vs. Ohio State – The win/loss records say it all for Mike Riley who in his third season at Nebraska has records on the board of…

Overall: 18 – 14

Big Ten: 11 – 9

…which is AVERAGE at best if you were the head coach at Illinois in our humble opinion and of course Riley is the head coach of Nebraska which in paraphrasing NFL Films on the Great Vince Lombardi….

“Nebraska…a certain magic still lingers in the very name. It speaks of duels in the snow and cold November months.”

Sorry..maybe the Stanford Football Fans at Coaches Hot Seat have unreasonable expectations for Nebraska Football….No, No we don’t….and Mike Riley’s records are in our opinion not good enough for Huskers Football and barring Riley winning out…or maybe at worst losing only one more game…we fully expect a head coaching change in Lincoln come December which we fully expect will be done a first-class way knowing the folks in the Great State of Nebraska…but a coaching change it will be!

Oh…here’s the rest of Nebraska’s schedule this season:

Ohio State
At Purdue
Northwestern
At Minnesota
At Penn State
Iowa

Hell…if Mike Riley does win out he should get another year at least coaching Nebraska because that’s a Helluva tough schedule starting with a MUST WIN Game against Ohio State on Saturday!

Ed Orgeron, LSU vs. Auburn – Ed Orgeron and LSU were lucky to run into a Florida Football team last Saturday that has one of the worst offenses on the FBS level ranking

#102

…out of 129 teams after six weeks of games with the Gators basically handing the victory to the Tigers in Gainesville on a 14 carat gold platter an elaborately wrapped box and with that win LSU is now 4 – 2 on the season with these games left to be played…

Auburn
At Ole Miss
At Alabama
Arkansas
At Tennessee
Texas A&M

Most folks think that LSU has little shot of slowing down the Auburn offense enough to beat the Tigers so if they do lose on Saturday to drop to 4 – 3 on the year…and that’s still an IF….LSU will face five more teams down the stretch with only one of them having more talent on the field…Alabama.

How many games can LSU win in 2017 in Ed Orgeron’s first full year on the job when playing 9 teams they have more talent than?

Our guess….LSU will have SIX wins when Texas A&M comes to town on November 2 with Joe Alleva and Ed Orgeron’s future on the line in the game against the Aggies when Kevin Sumlin’s future may be on the line as well!

Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma vs. Texas – In Oklahoma’s last two games against Baylor and Iowa State the Sooners have looked like a team losing its identity with the only goal being…

Scoring Lots of Points

…hoping we guess the other teams scores less and if that trend continues we think there’s a real chance Oklahoma could lose…3…maybe 4… more games in 2017 with these games left to be played:

Texas – Dallas
At Kansas State
Texas Tech
At Oklahoma State
TCU
At Kansas
West Virginia

Hell…only Kansas is a Sure Win right now for Oklahoma and if the Sooners did lose to Texas on Saturday in a MUST WIN Game for Lincoln Riley then it is going to heat up in Norman for Riley which is an experience that few have had the displeasure of knowing in OU history but every coach that did experience it…

Saw his ass fired not long after!

Jim Harbaugh, Michigan vs. Indiana – Several of us got to see Jim Harbaugh close up and personal at Stanford and we can tell you…

Jimmy is scared…Damn scared of the play of the Michigan offense

….right now and that is because Jimmy has looked at the rest of the Wolverines schedule and he sees some teams that will be able to score 14 to 20 points in a game and Jimmy may be thinking something like…

Hell…with my current QB options we may not be able to score 14+ points in many upcoming games!

It’s all too clear what’s wrong with the Michigan offense as Nicole Auerbach so clearly lays out at The Athletic…

What’s the matter with Michigan’s offense, The Athletic

…and to us it seems that most of these problems are not fixable without more talent in Ann Arbor which means that either Jimmy Harbaugh comes out of his shell and lets his playcallers cut it loose and take some chances in order to try and get some points on the board or 2017 could be one Helluva long season.

Michigan plays Indiana on Saturday in an obvious MUST WIN Game but after the Hoosiers Blue has left…

At Penn State
Rutgers
Minnesota
At Maryland
At Wisconsin
Ohio State

Hell…with the current Michigan offense that looks like….2…maybe 3…more losses for the Wolverines in 2017 and knowing Jimmy Harbaugh the way we do…

That would make for one Helluva LONG offseason for Jimmy!

Butch Jones, Tennessee vs. South Carolina – Butch Jones has arrived to this spot in his coaching career by his own doing which involves saying a couple of dozen things at Tennessee that we still don’t understand what the Hell Butch was trying to say and win/loss records that at a place like Tennessee are just no Big Whoop:

Overall: 33 – 23

SEC: 14 – 20

It also doesn’t help that Jones record against Power 5 Conference Schools in five seasons at Tennessee he has posted a record of….

20 – 23

….which means Butch has done a nice job of beating the Cupcakes the last five years but this is Tennessee where ANY coach should be able to handle the Cupcakes on a consistent basis.

South Carolina is of course beyond a MUST WIN Game for Butch Jones because dropping 3 – 3 on the season with games…

At Alabama
At Kentucky

….up next followed by these games…

Southern Miss
At Missouri
LSU
Vanderbilt

….looks like 6 or 7 wins for the Vols in 2017 and we cannot imagine Butch Jones surviving a 6 or 7 win season in his 5 th in Knoxville!

David Beaty, Kansas vs. Iowa State – David Beaty is in his third season at Kansas and has records on the board of…

Overall: 3 – 26

Big 12: 1 – 19

….and those 3 wins were against….

Rhode Island
Texas
SE Missouri State

Geez…Charlie Strong must feel GREAT to be among the head coach of a team that’s on the above list of teams!

Kansas still has to play in 2017…

At Iowa State
At TCU
Kansas State
Baylor
At Texas
Oklahoma
At Oklahoma State

…and we cannot imagine the Jayhawks winning another game this season….PERIOD.

Steve Addazio, Boston College vs. Louisville – Steve Addazio is coaching his FIFTH season at BC and has posted records of…

Overall: 26 – 31

ACC: 11 – 24

…and if the above records are acceptable to the Administration at Boston College they should fire themselves today because we are old enough to know there is no Damn good reason why BC doesn’t have a coach that can have .500+ records on the board…EASY!

Now at 2 – 4 on the season Addazio and BC have left to play in 2017…

At Louisville
At Virginia
Florida State
NC State
UConn
At Syracuse

…and we wouldn’t be surprised if the Eagles only win one more game this season!

Jim Mora, UCLA vs. Arizona – Jim Mora won a lot of games in his first FOUR years at UCLA posting a record of…

37 – 16

…but the last TWO seasons Mora has a record on the board of….

6 – 10

….and thus why even a man with a MASSIVE buyout is feeling the heat as the 3 – 2 Bruins head to Tucson to play Arizona.

After Arizona the Bruins have left to play…

Oregon
At Washington
At Utah
Arizona State
At USC
California

….which makes us think UCLA will have a tough time even getting to 6 wins if the Bruins lose to Arizona so of course…it’s a MUST WIN Game!

Rich Rodriguez, Arizona vs. UCLA – In SIX seasons at Arizona Rich Rodriguez has an OK record on the board…

Overall: 39 – 31

Pac-12: 20 – 27

…but the last three seasons Rodriguez’s record stands at…

13 – 17

….thus why RichRod is on the Hot Seat and facing a MUST WIN Home Game against UCLA that would be a Disaster with a loss since the Wildcats still have to play games after the Bruins against…

At California
Washington State
At USC
Oregon State
Oregon
At Arizona State

Damn….if Arizona drops to 3 – 3 on the season with a loss to UCLA they will have a Helluva time getting to 6 wins and we cannot imagine RichRod surviving two straight losing years in Tucson!

Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M vs. Florida – After the beyond disastrous season opening loss to UCLA….which isn’t that great of a football team…Kevin Sumlin and his Aggies got fat beating…

Nicholls
Louisiana
Arkansas
South Carolina

….and now at 4 – 2 A&M gets back to somewhat Big Boy Football in Week 7 with a game against Florida…which really isn’t that great of a team that has NO offense at all!

Kevin Sumlin needs 9+ wins to keep his job and with these games left to be played and 4 wins on the board…

At Florida
Mississippi State
Auburn
New Mexico
At Ole Miss
At LSU

…we rather doubt the Aggies can win 9+ games in 2017 if they don’t beat Florida in Gainesville so Yep this is a MUST WIN Game for Sumlin and the Aggies!

Jim McElwain, Florida vs. Texas A&M – In three seasons at Florida head coach Jim McElwain has OK records on the board…

Overall: 22 – 10

SEC: 16 – 4

…but this is FLORIDA we are talking about where the previous head coach Will Muschamp…who got his ass run out of town….had at this same spot in his third year at FLORIDA a record of…

22 – 10

…on the board and like Muschamp the current head coach McElwain will be held to the “Florida standard” where any Damn moron could drive over from Jacksonville and coach the Gators to 7+ wins a year just rolling the balls out on the field and going to a local bar in Gainesville during practice!

After a Disastrous loss to LSU on Saturday which was a team we now know was falling to pieces as it arrived in Gainesville the Gators have left in 2017…

Texas A&M
Georgia
At Missouri
At South Carolina
UAB
Florida State

…and if the Gators play the rest of the year like they did against LSU they will be LUCKY to win 3 more games which is 6 wins total and would place Jim McElwain’s rear-end on one of the Hottest Seats in America come December!

Larry Fedora, North Carolina vs. Virginia – We’re not sure what the Hell is going on at North Carolina under head coach Larry Fedora this season but the Tar Heels are 1 – 5 on the year and have looked like they are barely coached at times and UNC still has to play games against:

Virginia
At Virginia Tech
Miami
At Pitt
Western Carolina
At NC State

Hell…North Carolina might only win one more game in 2017 so Hell Yes beating Virginia is a MUST!

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Friday, October 13, 2017 - Paul Brown

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“A winner never whines.”

And

“Football is a game of errors. The team that makes the fewest errors in a game usually wins.”

And

“The key to winning is poise under stress.”

And

“What we have currently available is what we have available.”

And

“When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less.”

And

“You can learn a line from a win and a book from a defeat.”

Wikipedia: Paul Brown

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Thursday, October 12, 2017 - Billy Wilder

“A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard.”

And

“If you’re going to tell people the truth, be funny or they’ll kill you.”

And

“I have ten commandments. The first nine are, thou shalt not bore. The tenth is, thou shalt have right of final cut.”

And

“Happiness is working with Jack Lemmon.”

And

“I’d worship the ground you walked on if only you walked in a better neighborhood.”

And

“Now, what is it which makes a scene interesting? If you see a man coming through a doorway, it means nothing. If you see him coming through a window – that is at once interesting.”

And

“Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.”

And

“Hindsight is always twenty-twenty.”

And

“The Austrians are brilliant people. They made the world believe that Hitler was a German and Beethoven an Austrian.”

And

“If there’s anything I hate more than not being taken seriously, it’s being taken too seriously.”

And

“My Aunt Minnie would always be punctual and never hold up production, but who would pay to see my Aunt Minnie?”

And

“One’s too many, and a hundred’s not enough.”

And

“France is the country where the money falls apart and you can’t tear the toilet paper.”

And

“You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning.”

And

“An audience is never wrong. An individual member of it may be an imbecile, but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark – that is critical genius.”

And

“Don’t be too clever for an audience. Make it obvious. Make the subtleties obvious also.”

And

“We are on the track of something absolutely mediocre.”

And

“The best director is the one you don’t see.”

And

“They’ve tried to manufacture other Marilyn Monroes and they will undoubtedly keep trying. But it won’t work. She was an original.”

And

“A bad play folds and is forgotten, but in pictures we don’t bury our dead. When you think it’s out of your system, your daughter sees it on television and says, My father is an idiot.”

And

“Eighty percent of a picture is writing, the other twenty percent is the execution, such as having the camera on the right spot and being able to afford to have good actors in all parts.”

And

“The truth always reveals itself.”

And

“Love is the hardest thing in the world to write about. So simple. You’ve got to catch it through details, like the early morning sunlight hitting the gray tin of the rain spout in front of her house. The ringing of a telephone that sounds like Beethoven’s “Pastoral.” A letter scribbled on her office stationery that you carry around in your pocket because it smells of all the lilacs in Ohio.”

And

“I never overestimate the audience, nor do I underestimate them. I just have a very rational idea as to who we’re dealing with, and that we’re not making a picture for Harvard Law School, we’re making a picture for middle-class people, the people that you see on the subway, or the people that you see in a restaurant. Just normal people.”

And

“If you don’t like what you’re doing, it’s unlikely anyone else will either, so be sure you are happy with your own work first.”

Wikipedia: Billy Wilder

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - Francis Ford Coppola

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“A number of images put together a certain way become something quite above and beyond what any of them are individually.”

And

“Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites chaos.”

And

“Art depends on luck and talent.”

And

“I became quite successful very young, and it was mainly because I was so enthusiastic and I just worked so hard at it.”

And

“It’s ironic that at age 32, at probably the greatest moment of my career, with The Godfather having such an enormous success, I wasn’t even aware of it, because I was somewhere else under the deadline again.”

And

“The stuff that I got in trouble for, the casting for The Godfather or the flag scene in Patton, was the stuff that was remembered, and was considered the good work.”

And

“You have to really be courageous about your instincts and your ideas. Otherwise you’ll just knuckle under, and things that might have been memorable will be lost.”

And

“You ought to love what you’re doing because, especially in a movie, over time you really will start to hate it.”

And

“I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians.”

And

“I believe that filmmaking – as, probably, is everything – is a game you should play with all your cards, and all your dice, and whatever else you’ve got. So, each time I make a movie, I give it everything I have. I think everyone should, and I think everyone should do everything they do that way.”

And

“I associate my motion picture career more with being unhappy and scared, or being under the gun, than with anything pleasant.”

And

“The essence of cinema is editing. It’s the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy.”

And

On his film, “Apocalypse Now”, at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival: “My movie is not about Vietnam… my movie is Vietnam.”

And

“Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites chaos.”

And

“Lots of people have criticized my movies, but nobody has ever identified the real problem: I’m a sloppy filmmaker.”

And

“The Godfather changed my life, for better or worse. It definitely made me have an older man’s film career when I was 29. So now I say, ‘If I had my older career when I was young, as an older man, maybe I can have a young film-maker’s career.'”

And

“Brando wants to do what you want, but he wants people to be honest and not try to manipulate him.”

And

“Marlon was never hard to work with. His behaviour was a little eccentric on the set. He was like a bad boy and did what he wanted. But as an actor he was never hard to work with.”

And

“I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country.

Men, all this stuff you’ve heard about America not wanting to fight, wanting to stay out of the war, is a lot of horse dung. Americans, traditionally, love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle. When you were kids, you all admired the champion marble shooters, the fastest runners, big league ball players, the toughest boxers. Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser. Americans play to win all the time. I wouldn’t give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost and will never lose a war, because the very thought of losing is hateful to Americans.

Now, an army is a team. It lives, eats, sleeps, fights as a team. This individuality stuff is a bunch of crap. The bilious bastards who wrote that stuff about individuality for the Saturday

Evening Post don’t know anything more about real battle than they do about fornicating.

Now, we have the finest food and equipment, the best spirit, and the best men in the world. You know, by God I, I actually pity those poor bastards we’re going up against, by God, I do.

We’re not just going to shoot the bastards; we’re going to cut out their living guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks. We’re going to murder those lousy Hun bastards by the bushel.

Now, some of you boys, I know, are wondering whether or not you’ll chicken out under fire. Don’t worry about it. I can assure you that you will all do your duty.

The Nazis are the enemy. Wade into them. Spill their blood. Shoot them in the belly. When you put your hand into a bunch of goo that a moment before was your best friend’s face, you’ll know what to do.

Now there’s another thing I want you to remember: I don’t want to get any messages saying that we are holding our position. We’re not holding anything. Let the Hun do that. We are advancing constantly and we’re not interested in holding onto anything except the enemy. We’re going to hold onto him by the nose and we’re going to kick him in the ass. We’re going to kick the hell out of him all the time and we’re going to go through him like crap through a goose.

Now, there’s one thing that you men will be able to say when you get back home. And you may thank God for it. Thirty years from now when you’re sitting around your fireside with your grandson on your knee, and he asks you: “What did you do in the great World War II?” You won’t have to say, “Well, I shoveled shit in Louisiana.”

Alright, now, you sons-of-bitches, you know how I feel. Oh… I will be proud to lead you wonderful guys into battle anytime, anywhere.

That’s all.” Opening Speech by George C. Scott playing General Patton in move Patton

And

“It was here. The battlefield was here. The Carthaginians defending the city were attacked by three Roman Legions. The Carthaginians were proud and brave but they couldn’t hold. They were massacred. The Arab women stripped them of the tunics and swords, and lances. And the soldiers lay naked in the sun. 2000 years ago. I was here. (Looking at Bradley) You don’t believe me, do you Brad?

You know what the poet said:
‘Through the travail of ages,
Midst the pomp and toils of war,
Have I fought and strove and perished
Countless times upon a star.
As if through a glass, and darkly
The age-old strife I see—
Where I fought in many guises, many names—
but always me.’
Do you know who the poet was? Me.” Battle of Carthage Scene, movie Patton

And

“All Mighty and most merciful Father, We humbly beseech Thee, of thy great goodness to restrain this immoderate weather with which we have had to contend. Grant us fair weather for battle. Graciously hearken to us as soldiers who call upon Thee that, armed with Thy power, we may advance from victory to victory, and crush the oppression and wickedness of our enemies and establish Thy justice among men and nations. Amen.” Weather Prayer, move Patton

Wikipedia: Francis Ford Coppola

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Coaches Hot Set Quotes of the Day - Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - Frank Lloyd Wright

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“A free America… means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.”

And

“Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.”

And

“Freedom is from within.”

And

“Get the habit of analysis – analysis will in time enable synthesis to become your habit of mind.”

And

“Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students, and turns them into prunes.”

And

“I believe totally in a Capitalist System, I only wish that someone would try it.”

And

“I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to thing you want to see happen.”

And

“Life always rides in strength to victory, not through internationalism… but only through the direct responsibility of the individual.”

And

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”

And

“The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind.”

And

“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.”

And

“The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope.”

And

“The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.”

And

“The truth is more important than the facts.”

And

“”Think simple” as my old master used to say – meaning reduce the whole of its parts into the simplest terms, getting back to first principles.”

And

“There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.”

And

“No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.”

And

“A free America, democratic in the sense that our forefathers intended it to be, means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call ‘democracy’ is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.”

And

“Every great architect is — necessarily — a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.”

And

“Human beings can be beautiful. If they are not beautiful it is entirely their own fault. It is what they do to themselves that makes them ugly. The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.”

And

“The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope.”

Wikipedia: Frank Lloyd Wright

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2017 Post Week 6 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – Tom Petty + Stevie Nicks Learning To Fly – Thanks Tom and Godspeed Son! – Johnny Cash Giving The Hot Seat Coaches Hell! – Welcome To The Hot Seat Lincoln Riley…Head Coach of the Charmin Very Damn Soft Oklahoma Sooners!

We can’t start Week 7 of the 2017 College Football Season without first recognizing the passing of the Great Tom Petty who was always teaching us how to fly in life!

Learning To Fly, Tom Petty and his 40+ year friend Stevie Nicks!

Thank You Tom for your amazing music and God Speed To You Son…Your Music Will Live Forever!

Post Week 6 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

Give These Hot Seat Coaches Hell Johnny Cash!

Thank You Mr. Cash!

1. Bret Bielema, Arkansas – In the last decade-plus we have written a lot in this Coaches Hot Seat Blog about the importance of Athletic Directors making Damn sure they hire head football coaches that “fit” the culture and history of the school the AD words for, but this is the first time we have written about something just as important:

Coaches taking jobs where they “fit” the culture and history of the school.

A handful of Coaches Hot Seat members have stopped in at Madison, Wisconsin a few times while on business trips in the Great State of Wisconsin and even been to a couple Wisconsin Badgers football games and on one of those trips a few years ago when Bret Bielema was still the head coach of the Badgers there was a story we read about how Bielema liked to drive around in his SUV on Gameday Saturdays in Madison before the games to see what all the Wisconsin fans were up to with most of those fans not knowing it was the UW head coach in that SUV. When reading that story we just laughed at it because it was classic Bret Bielema and in our minds not knowing about any potential issues that were going on between Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez and Bret Bielema we always thought that Bret was a good “fit” at Wisconsin and that he would be there until he got his ass fired or he retired.

As you can imagine with the above in mind everyone at Coaches Hot Seat was shocked when in early December 2012 it was announced that Bret Bielema was leaving Wisconsin for the Arkansas head coaching job which made no sense on many levels and like a lot of other people made us think that Barry Alvarez must be one Helluva asshole to work for and if the media reports are true Cheap As Hell when it comes to paying Wisconsin assistant coaches since after all…Not A Damn Dime of the money that Barry Alvarez pays Wisconsin Athletic Department employees with is Barry’s money! Whatever the issues were between Alvarez and Bielema it blew-up a pretty good arrangement for the both of them which later happened again with Alvarez and current Oregon State head coach Gary Andersen who also must be a Real American Man and doesn’t like being led around by the nose from a former football coach who doesn’t seem to know that Real Leaders hire people to do jobs and they…

Let Them Do Their Job!

Leaving Barry Alvarez aside for the moment who in our opinion is a Pompous Arrogant Ass that believes he spun up the entire universe and thus everyone should kiss Barry’s Precious Big Ass….Sorry Barry but your are not God Son and hopefully one day the Lord himself will let you know that personally….let’s get back to Bret Bielema at Arkansas which on so many levels for both Arkansas and Bielema made just no Damn sense and we write that because early on a long-time friend + Arkansas-alum called us in Bielema’s first year at Arkansas in the Fall of 2013 and said something like (paraphrasing since it was so long ago):

“It’s just not going to work with Bielema. He just doesn’t get Arkansas…the people…the culture…nor the football…but it will take a long-time for some of my friends to understand that…a really long time.”

Well, it’s now Bret Bielema’s FIFTH year as the head coach at Arkansas and in his 56 th game as the head coach of the Razorbacks his team just got their ass whipped by the score of…

48 – 22

….by a decent but still average South Carolina team which leaves Bielema’s records at….

Overall: 27 – 29

SEC: 10 – 24

…but most shocking of all is Bielema’s record against Power 5 Conference Schools:

13 – 29

Damn…that’s just Damn Awful!

To put into perspective just how bad Bret Bielema has been at Arkansas one must look at his conference winning percentage against all of the previous Arkansas coaches, throwing out the Idiocy of John L. Smith who also should have NEVER been hired even as an interim head coach at Arkansas by AD Jeff Long, and when you look at those numbers it is very Damn ugly indeed:

Arkansas Head Football Coaches Conference Winning % – 1950 – 2017

Bret Bielema – .294

Bobby Petrino – .531

Houston Nutt – .525

Danny Ford – .402

Joe Kines – .438

Jack Crowe – .375

Ken Hatfield – .783

Lou Holtz – .670

Frank Broyles – .714

Jack Mitchell – .472

Bowden Wyatt – .583

Otis Douglas – .222

That’s right…you have to go back to the years 1950 – 1952 and Arkansas head coach Otis Douglas to find a worse conference record than the one that Bret Bielema has put up over the past FIVE seasons at Arkansas and for those slow on the uptake that is…

11 Arkansas Head Coaches Ago

AND

65 Years Ago!

Bret Bielema just hasn’t been bad at Arkansas…he more importantly has been bad relative to Arkansas football history in the Post World War II era when .500+ football in conference and against serious opponents such as the Power 5 Conference Teams today was not only expected but was achieved by the head coaches at Arkansas which makes one wonder….

Will Arkansas AD Jeff Long let Bret Bielema destroy Arkansas Football on the sword of Jeff Long’s massive ego or will Jeff Long do something we have never heard Jeff do…

Admit he was wrong?

How exactly did Bret Bielema get his current contract which pays $4+ Million Dollars a year and includes a $15+ Million Dollar Buyout you ask?

Jeff Long gave that HUGE contract and buyout to Bret Bielema after the 2014 season when Arkansas went…wait for it…

7 – 6!

That sound you hear is us Laughing Out Loud with the everyone else with an IQ over Johnny Manziel’s jersey number at Texas A&M = 2!

With the loss to South Carolina the Razorbacks are now 2 – 3 on the season and 0 – 2 in SEC play and they have left on the schedule this…

At Alabama
Auburn
At Ole Miss
Coastal Carolina
At LSU
Mississippi State
Missouri

Any chance Arkansas wins 4 of their last 7 games to get to .500….which is Pitiful Football in our opinion at Arkansas which Bobby Petrino proved just a few years ago?

Not A Chance in Hell…in our humble opinion and if Arkansas doesn’t get to 6 wins in Bielema’s FIFTH year on the job $15M+ buyout or not Bret Bielema and Jeff Long are going to get a call sometime in late November or early December telling them they need to come to a meeting that some very busy folks will be attending and wanting to know just what the Hell is wrong with you two Damn Morons who have gutted and destroyed Arkansas Football followed by both of them being told to get the personal stuff in their offices together because their services were no longer needed at the University of Arkansas!

2. Butch Jones, Tennessee – The best news about last week for Butch Jones was that his Vols had the week off so they couldn’t lose a football game and Jones didn’t say anything stupid which is a miracle of sorts considering all the Stupid Shit that Butch Jones has said in the last few years in Knoxville!

Much like Bret Bielema…Butch Jones has a record problem at Tennessee with the Vols records over the five seasons under Jones at…

Overall: 33 – 23

SEC: 14 – 20

….and in the all-important record against Power 5 Conference Schools Jones’ record is…

18 – 23

Those are much better records than Bret Bielema which are nothing short of a Total Damn Disaster….but come now…we are talking about University of Tennessee Football here where a .500+ records in…

SEC and against Power 5 Conference Schools

….is not only expected it better Damn be achieved and thus now you know why Butch Jones is on the Hot Seat especially when you consider all the Stupid Shit Jones has said in the last few years in Knoxville!

The word on Butch Jones that a Coaches Hot Seat member is getting from his kind-of-related family members who live in East Tennessee and are UT-alums is that Butch Jones can save his job with the Vols IF….he wins ALL his remaining games save Alabama and with that in mind let’s go to what’s left on Tennessee’s schedule:

South Carolina
At Alabama
At Kentucky
Southern Miss
At Missouri
LSU
Vanderbilt

Hell….most Tennessee Football teams could easily go 6 – 1 in the 7 above remaining football games but this is the 2017 version of the Vols is NOT most Tennessee Football Teams (Hell..they QUIT against Georgia!) and we would say the chance of the Vols finishing 9 – 3 in 2017 is around the same odds that a Coaches Hot Seat member will sleep with one of Sports Illustrated swimsuit models in 2017 which has odds now set at….

ZILCHO!

Of course….we will not discount the chance that Butch Jones might have his agent Jimmy Sexton beating the bushes for another head football coaching job in college football right now and we can only imagine Sexton looking down the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings and saying something like…

“Hmmmm…I might be able to get Butch out of Tennessee and into “X” job before his ass gets fired in Knoxville!”

Maybe Jimmy…Maybe So Son!

Coach Hard against South Carolina Butch Jones….another potential employer might be watching!

3. Todd Graham, Arizona State – Arizona State had an bye in Week 6 after their loss to Stanford in Week 7 and now it’s back to football and here come the Smoking Hot Washington Huskies into Tempe to play the Sun Devils and Chris Petersen really has things rolling at UW where in the Huskies last 23 games Washington is…

21 – 2!

Damn…just when Todd Graham really needs a win to get his 2 – 3 Arizona State football team going he has to play Washington and then go to Salt Lake City in Week 7 to play Utah followed by USC in the desert!

Hell…Arizona State could be 2 – 6 in just a few weeks and Todd Graham out of a job so coach hard Todd because these next few games may be your last chance to be a head coach at a FBS school for a few years at least which is what this is really all about…it’s not about the money…it’s performing at a high enough level so that you have…

Earned the Right to be a Head Coach on the FBS level….PERIOD!

4. David Beaty, Kansas – Kansas got its ass whipped by Texas Tech on Saturday by the score of 65 – 19 and that’s becoming a common theme for the Jayhawks….

Getting Its Ass Whipped

….under head coach David Beaty who now has record at KU of…

Overall: 3 – 26

Big 12: 1 – 19

Oh…they must give thanks for Charlie Strong in Lawrence, Kansas because without that Pitiful Texas team that Charlie brought to Lawrence last year the Jayhawks would have ZERO Big 12 Conference wins under David Beaty the last THREE seasons!

Three seasons ago in 2014 Charlie Weis got fired about this time of the year and at the time when Chubby Charlie got canned by Kansas when in reality his Sorry Ass NEVER should have been hired by KU Chubby Charlie’s overall record was….

6 – 22

…and David Beaty’s overall record right now is…

3 – 26

That sound you hear is Coaches Hot Seat laughing out freaking LOUD!

Geez…what a Damn mess but the upside is that more than likely when Kansas runs David Beaty…and even KU will run David Beaty with the above records…no doubt the folks in Lawrence will make another…

Totally Damn Stupid Hire and that coach will shortly thereafter find his ass on the Hot Seat and…the Stupid Ass Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round All the Damn Time at Kansas!

5. Barry Odom, Missouri – Missouri put a good fight against Mark Stoops Kentucky team which is an amazing bunch in so many ways in that they will play as Good or Bad as they team they are facing which says a lot about Mark Stoops inability to get his team ready and focused on gameday which will leave for another day and focus on Barry Odom who in his SECOND season as the head coach at Mizzou has now posted records of…

Overall: 5 – 12

SEC: 2 – 9

…and the 1 – 4 Tigers still have to play this season:

At Georgia
Idaho
At UConn
Florida
Tennessee
At Vanderbilt
At Arkansas

Our guess Missouri wins 2…maybe 3….of its remaining 7 games which if it’s 3 more games that would be two straight years of…

4 – 8

…records under Odom which is Bad….Oh It’s Damn Bad….and it’s up to Barry Odom to make it Good…Damn Good Son or your ass will be run…and should be run…right out of Columbia!

6. Mike Riley, Nebraska – As they say about today’s world “things change fast” and they even change fast in Nebraska because after the Nebraska loss at home to Wisconsin on Saturday we called a few of our Husker-alum friends on Sunday and to a person they all said very close to the following:

“Unless Mike Riley beats Ohio State at home next Saturday it’s over for Mike and Scott Frost will be the next head coach at Nebraska.”

If Nebraska can get current UCF head coach Scott Frost that is who we hear is now Very Damn High on several Athletic Directors lists for a new head football coach which means that Nebraska probably has the inside lane to get Frost as their next head coach if Mike Riley is fired BUT Frost may have a choice of several plum jobs in a month or so BUT there is probably not a job that fits Frost as well or where Frost can win a lot of games in the Big Ten West Division like the Nebraska job!

As for Mike Riley if Nebraska can win the rest of their games this season against…

Ohio State
At Purdue
Northwestern
At Minnesota
At Penn State
Iowa

…which is about as likely as a Coaches Hot Seat member sleeping with a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model in 2017 then Riley can coach the Huskers in 2018!

Coach em up Mike Riley…we will be pulling for your Huskers against Ohio State!

Just an opinion by Coaches Hot Seat on current UCF head Scott Frost. We have been watching and following Scott Frost since he first arrived on The Farm at Stanford in 1993 to play for Bill Walsh for two seasons before transferring to Nebraska to play for Tom Osborne for his last two years in college and right now…in our humble opinion…Frost is the best college head football coach not on the Power 5 Conference Level in America and it would be a GREAT move for Nebraska or any other Power 5 Conference school that can get him as their next head football coach.

7. Steve Addazio, Boston College – Can someone go ahead and end the misery of the Steve Addazio tenure at Boston College already and hire Chip Kelly to coach the Eagles so he can take the ACC by storm from a perch in Boston?

With the loss to Virginia Tech on Saturday Steve Addazio’s records at Boston College now stand at:

Overall: 26 – 31

ACC: 11 – 24

Please…Administration at Boston College…end this Damn Madness already because we are tired of writing about Steve Freaking Addazio and if you can get Chip Kelly at $3 Million A Year he will be worth every penny!

8. Jim Mora, UCLA – The UCLA Bruins had a bye in Week 6 and get back to it in Week 7 with a game at now red-hat Arizona which may have found themselves a quarterback against Colorado last Saturday which is No Damn Good News for Jim Mora and his Bruins who now at 3 – 2 really have to win some ballgames or the 2017 season could fall to pieces in a hurry.

Jim Mora’s records at UCLA are….So-So…

Overall: 44 – 26

Pac-12: 26 – 22

…but after a 4 – 8 record in 2016 the last thing Mora needs is another losing season in 2016 and with these games left to play…

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

…the 3 – 2 Bruins are going to have a tough time finding at least 3 more wins this season if they lose to Arizona on Saturday!

9. Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma – Our biggest worry about Lincoln Riley taking over for Bob Stoops at Oklahoma was Riley turning the Sooners into…

Texas Tech Football North

….and it seems that more games that Riley has under his belt as the head coach of the Sooners the more that OU looks like the Red Raiders which the last two games has included….

An almost loss to ZERO wins Baylor

A home loss to MASSIVE underdog Iowa State

…and up next for what looks like to us the becoming Very Damn Soft Sooners is Texas in Dallas in the Red River Rivalry and it looks like to us that Texas is playing some pretty good football under Tom Herman and if the Longhorns beat the Sooners on Saturday Lincoln Riley will find his ass not only on a Scorching Hot Seat but in a sling as well!

Hell…how many more games can Very Damn Soft Oklahoma win in 2017 with these games remaining?

Texas – Dallas
At Kansas State
Texas Tech
At Oklahoma State
TCU
At Kansas
West Virginia

Hell…if OU plays like they did against Iowa State they will be LUCKY to win 3 more games which would add up to a…

7 – 5

…record and Lincoln Riley only one more Below Average season from having his ass run right out Norman, Oklahoma!

You better start coaching your Oklahoma Sooners football team Son or your head coaching career will be OVER before it really gets going and Oh Yea…the leash is Very Damn Short…and Should Be Short….for head coaches at OU that win less than 9 games a year!

10. Ed Orgeron, LSU – Luckily for Ed Orgeron and LSU they got to play on Saturday…

One of the Worst Coached Offenses in America

….in the Florida Gators offense which would be a Helluva lot better if head coach Jim McElwain and offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier just gave the Gators offense some footballs at practice and Jim + Doug went to a local Gainesville bar!

With the win over Florida…LSU improves its record to 4 – 2 on the season with the below games still left on the schedule which we do note does not include offenses coached by Jim McElwain and Doug Nussmeier who are Totally Damn Worthless and are actually making the Florida Gators Offense WORSE every day that the two of them report to work at the University of Florida!

Auburn
At Ole Miss
At Alabama
Arkansas
At Tennessee
Texas A&M

Our guess as of October 9, 2017….LSU finishes with a record of…

7 – 5

…in 2017 and Ed Orgeron’s rear-end is still on one of the Hottest Seats in the country come late November!

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Monday, October 9, 2017 - Johnny Cash

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”

And

“I wear black because I’m comfortable in it. But then in the summertime when it’s hot I’m comfortable in light blue.”

And

“God’s the final judge for Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash too. That’s solely in the hands of God.”

And

“I read novels but I also read the Bible. And study it, you know? And the more I learn, the more excited I get.”

And

“Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money.”

And

“How well I have learned that there is no fence to sit on between heaven and hell. There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm, and in that chasm is no place for any man.”

And

“People call me wild. Not really though, I’m not.I guess I’ve never been normal, not what you call Establishment. I’m country.”

And

“I am not a Christian artist, I am an artist who is a Christian.”

And

“Sometimes I am two people. Johnny is the nice one. Cash causes all the trouble. They fight.”

And

“The things that have always been important: to be a good man, to try to live my life the way God would have me, to turn it over to Him that His will might be worked in my life, to do my work without looking back, to give it all I’ve got, and to take pride in my work as an honest performer.”

And

“My father was a man of love. He always loved me to death. He worked hard in the fields, but my father never hit me. Never. I don’t ever remember a really cross, unkind word from my father.”

And

“I love to go to the studio and stay there 10 or 12 hours a day. I love it. What is it? I don’t know. It’s life.”

And

“Of emotions, of love, of breakup, of love and hate and death and dying, mama, apple pie, and the whole thing. It covers a lot of territory, country music does.”

And

“You’ve got to know your limitations. I don’t know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren’t too many limitations, if I did it my way.”

And

“You’ve got a song you’re singing from your gut, you want that audience to feel it in their gut. And you’ve got to make them think that you’re one of them sitting out there with them too. They’ve got to be able to relate to what you’re doing.”

And

“That was the big thing when I was growing up, singing on the radio. The extent of my dream was to sing on the radio station in Memphis. Even when I got out of the Air Force in 1954, I came right back to Memphis and started knocking on doors at the radio station.”

And

“You can ask the people around me. I don’t give up. I don’t give up… and it’s not out of frustration and desperation that I say I don’t give up. I don’t give up because I don’t give up. I don’t believe in it.”

And

“Be thankful for the time you have.”

And

“Johnny Cash is a two-word answer for why it’s still good to be an American.” Rosanne Cash on her father Johnny Cash

Wikipedia: Johnny Cash

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10 CFB Head Coaches Face MUST WIN Games in Week 6 – Coaches and Teams Need To Take It To the Limit!

10 CFB Head Coaches Face MUST WIN Games in Week 6 – Coaches and Teams Need To Take It To the Limit!

Thank You Randy!

Week 6? Can it really be Week 6 of the 2017 college football season already? Yep it is…and no doubt one day far in the future historians will look back and call this the…

Golden Age of Football in America

….and even with all the problems of concussions, cheating, bad officiating and lots of other stuff the Late Great Steve Sabol of NFL Films had it right…

“Life Is Great…Football Is Better!”

Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M vs. Alabama – Now sitting on a record of 4 – 1 on the season the fans of Aggies Football have been quieted a bit BUT a blowout at the hands of Alabama in Week 6 could change things in a hurry and with a +26 point line on the game if A&M can keep the final score around the 30 point mark that might be a victory of sorts for Sumlin and his football team against the Tide. With that in mind one must wonder if Nick Saban won’t run the score up in this game because the last Damn thing Saban needs is someone in College Station winning 10+ games a season which in our opinion the Aggies COULD AND SHOULD be doing on annual basis when you are playing 13 games a season counting a bowl game.

How many times did Kevin Sumlin win 10+ games in the previous 5 seasons?

One Time

If Kevin Sumlin doesn’t win at least 10 games in 2017…which would be ONE 10+ win season in 6 years on the job….we cannot help but wonder if the folks in College Station will continue to accept mediocrity or if they are actually interested in something great for their Aggie Football Team?

Of course, if Alabama does blowout the Aggies Sumlin’s rear-end will be launched right back on the Hottest of Hot Seat in America so coach those Aggies hard Coach Sumlin!

Mike Riley, Nebraska vs. Wisconsin – We here at Coaches Hot Seat love talking to our friends in Great State of Nebraska anytime of the year, but especially during college football season because few folks in America have more passion for the Game of Football than Nebraska fans and with that in mind we got a long-time Nebraska-alum friend on the phone earlier this week and his view of the Mike Riley situation is pretty-straightforward:

“Nebraska may never been a national power again like it was under Coach Osborne but we should be winning 10 games a year when one is playing 13 games including the bowl game.”

We agree Totally and Bo Pelini would have won at least 10 games in 4 of this 7 seasons at Nebraska if he had been allowed to coach the bowl game in 2014 and Pelini was fired because he didn’t hit that 10+ win mark AND because Pelini is a Pompous Ass…at least the Bo Pelini at Nebraska was a Pompous Ass…even if he is a very good football coach which he is and is proving again now at Youngstown State.

With the 10 wins a season idea in mind for the head coach at Nebraska Mike Riley is in his third season at the school and has yet to win 10 games and in our opinion barring the Huskers getting blown-out if Riley wins 9 games for the second straight season at Nebraska and has a chance to win 10 games again in the bowl game Mike will have a decent chance of returning to coach the Huskers in 2018.

With a record of 3 – 2 right now let’s look at the rest of Nebraska’s schedule:

Wisconsin
Ohio State
At Purdue
Northwestern
At Minnesota
At Penn State
Iowa

Damn…with the Buckeyes coming in next week to get to 9 wins it looks like Mike Riley and the Huskers will have to beat Wisconsin in a MUST WIN Game on Saturday in Lincoln so coach those Huskers hard Mike Riley!

Brian Kelly, Notre Dame vs. North Carolina – With Notre Dame on a bit of a roll with 3 wins after the loss to a pretty good Georgia team at home the last thing Brian Kelly and the Fighting Irish need now is a letdown and a loss to North Carolina on Saturday when Notre Dame could very well win out the rest of the games IF they can beat USC at home on October 21.

Let’s look at the rest of Notre Dame’s schedule:

At North Carolina
USC
NC State
Wake Forest
At Miami
Navy
At Stanford

A loss to a very average North Carolina team would be a Total Disaster so it is a MUST WIN Game but after the Tar Heels it isn’t exactly a walk in the park for Notre Dame and it could be an Irish win-out scenario or even what…3 to 5 more losses in 2017? Yep!

Just don’t lose to North Carolina Brian Kelly or you know what….

Scorching Hot Seat!

Ed Orgeron, LSU vs. Florida – We love Ed Orgeron here at Coaches Hot Seat and we would do anything for the man…within reason of course….BUT watching a replay of the Troy – LSU game we saw something that is very, very troubling….

A LSU Football Team that Didn’t Give A Damn

….and in our opinion LSU is only a bad break or two and getting behind on the scoreboard against the Florida Gators on Saturday from….

Going Completely Off The Tracks

….which in our opinion would lead to a losing season in 2017 with a team that has Top 10 talent in America AT WORST!

Let’s look at the rest of LSU’s schedule:

At Florida
Auburn
At Ole Miss
At Alabama
Arkansas
At Tennessee
Texas A&M

Hell..save the Ole Miss game there’s the very real chance LSU loses 6 of its last 7 games which would leave the Tigers with a 4 – 8 record and any losing record in 2017 by LSU would lead to the wholesale firing of everyone in Baton Rouge including Coach O, Joe Alleva, and ANYONE else involved in the hiring of Ed Orgeron including the President of LSU and many of the LSU Board of Trustees who let’s face it…should have already had their asses run right off the board right because they approved that Totally Damn Insane contract for Coach O!

YES…Florida is a MUST WIN Game for Ed Orgeron and LSU!

Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech vs. Kansas – This one is very easy…if Kliff Kingsbury’s football team loses to Kansas at Saturday…It’s OVER for Kingsbury at Texas Tech because if you can’t beat Kansas how in the Hell you going to beat any of what’s left on the Red Raiders schedule?

At West Virginia
Iowa State
At Oklahoma
Kansas State
Baylor
TCU
At Texas

Yep…if you can’t beat Kansas you can’t beat ANY of the teams above so Kansas is a MUST WIN Game for Kingsbury and the Red Raiders!

David Beaty, Kansas vs. Texas Tech – In 3 seasons at Kansas head coach David Beaty has posted records of…

Overall: 3 – 25

Big 12: 1 – 18

….and the 1 – 3 Jayhawks still have to play in 2017….

Texas Tech
At Iowa State
At TCU
Kansas State
Baylor
At Texas
Oklahoma
At Oklahoma State

We don’t see Kansas winning another football game in 2017 which if that happened would be THREE wins for Kansas football in THREE Freaking Seasons and in Charlie Weis’ 2.5 seasons at Kansas Chubby Charlie won…

SIX Freaking Football Games!

Enough said on the current Total Damn Disaster at Kansas!

Bret Bielema, Arkansas vs. South Carolina – Bret Bielema…BIG buyout or not….has worked himself into one Helluva situation as has Oregon State head coach Gary Andersen with now BOTH of the last two head football coaches at Wisconsin finding their asses on the Hot Seat and Bielema in a situation where if the Hogs don’t get to SIX wins in 2017…

The Entire Damn Arkansas Football Program and Top of the Arkansas Athletic Department is going to get their Asses Run Right Out of Fayetteville!

Bret Bielema’s records in FIVE seasons at Arkansas are a Complete Freaking Disaster…

Overall: 27 – 28

SEC: 10 – 23

….and if the 2 – 2 Hogs loses to South Carolina on Saturday to drop to 2 – 3 with these games then left to play…

At Alabama
Auburn
At Ole Miss
Coastal Carolina
At LSU
Mississippi State
Missouri

…just how in the Hell are these Hogs going to win 4 of their last games to get to 6 wins in 2017? We just don’t see it.

We will be honest….we like Bret Bielema as a Football Coach and Man BUT leaving Wisconsin and the Big Ten West Division which is Easy Like Sunday Morning for the SEC West Division may have been one of the more foolish decisions in recent college football history….as was Gary Andersen’s move from the Big Ten West at Wisconsin to the Pac-12 North at Oregon State!

We hate to write things in the Coaches Hot Seat Blog that we have not directly confirmed with someone as being at least what they thought was the truth at any given moment BUT we will say that last week we got a call from a friend in Little Rock who told us there have been some “rumblings” of what kind of “lift” it would take to buyout Bret Bielema, his coaching staff, AD Jeff Long and couple of other folks to clean the slate in Fayetteville and the folks doing that talking have a number in their minds AND if Arkansas loses to South Carolina on Saturday except those “rumblings” to get a Helluva lot louder next week!

YES…South Carolina is a MUST WIN Game for Bret Bielema and the Hogs!

Will Muschamp, South Carolina vs. Arkansas – Like Bret Bielema…Will Muschamp doesn’t have the greatest of records now in his second season at South Carolina…

Overall: 9 – 9

SEC: 4 – 7

….and the 3 – 2 Gamecocks really need a win over Arkansas at home on Saturday especially when one looks at the rest of South Carolina’s schedule after the Hogs:

At Tennessee
Vanderbilt
At Georgia
Florida
Wofford
At Clemson

The task for Will Muschamp to keep things rolling at South Carolina is winning at least SIX games in 2017 and with a loss to Arkansas on Saturday the Gamecocks would have to win 3 of their last 6 games and two of those games are at Georgia and at Clemson which we give South Carolina NO chance of winning!

Coach em hard Boom in a MUST WIN Game against Arkansas!

Barry Odom, Missouri vs. Kentucky – Barry Odom is off to a disastrous start now in his second season at Missouri…

Overall: 5 – 11

SEC: 2 – 8

…and the last thing that Mizzou now at 1 – 3 on the season needs is a Kentucky team blowing them out on Saturday which very well could happen AND if it does happen Barry Odom will move his rear-end into some very dangerous territory….firing territory before Santa comes down the chimney in late December kind of territory!

After Kentucky…Mizzou has left on their schedule:

At Georgia
Idaho
At UConn
Florida
Tennessee
At Vanderbilt
At Arkansas

Damn…Mizzou might not match their win total of 4 games from last season so YES Kentucky is a MUST WIN Game for Barry Odom and Mizzou!

Rich Rodriguez, Arizona vs. Colorado – Arizona played Utah tough at home a couple of weeks before getting the loss and dropping the Wildcats record to 2 – 2 on the season with these games still to be played:

At Colorado
UCLA
At California
Washington State
At USC
Oregon State
At Oregon
At Arizona State

We rather doubt Rich Rodriguez can survive TWO straight losing season so the Wildcats will need to win at least…

4 of their last 8 games

….and looking over Arizona’s remaining games we find it hard to believe the Wildcats will win at least 6 games if they don’t beat Colorado on Saturday so YES….

Colorado is a MUST WIN Game for Rich Rodriguez and Arizona!

 

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The Crack-Ups at Tennessee and LSU and Why When Put In Command….Taking Command Is So Damn Critical – Twelve O’Clock High – 2017 Post Week 5 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – Give These Hot Seat Coaches Hell Johnny Cash!

Before we get to the Post Week 5 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings let us say a few words about just what in the Hell is going on at Tennessee and LSU which now have their head coaches in the #1 and #2 slots in the latest CHS Rankings.

Any organization, company, sports team or military unit that wants to perform at a high level more than anything needs a LEADER that the people working for their particular entity can believe in and confidently follow. For the many Coaches Hot Seat members that played on sports teams and served in the US Military the importance of having a LEADER that you believe in and confidently follow is beyond CRITICAL….it’s borderline the sports team or military unit cannot function without a STRONG LEADER and therein lies most of the problems that we have seen with college head coaches getting onto the Hot Seat and eventually fired in what is now the 11 th college football season of Coaches Hot Seat’s existence.

A great story we have told in this blog many times in the last decade-plus is about a couple of Coaches Hot Seat members stationed aboard an US Navy ship that was in late 1990 preparing to deploy to the Persian Gulf to participate in what would become Operation Desert Storm in the Spring of 1991. The Commanding Officer of the CHS members ship was a competent US Naval officer in handling a Navy ship in deployments in support of facing off against the Soviet Union in the Cold War and other deployments required of Navy ships on the East coast in the late 1980s-early 1990s. The two CHS members believed though that the Commanding Officer of their ship posed a Clear and Present Danger to the safety and security of the ship and crew, and with that in mind they went to meet with the Admiral of the Destroyer Squadron at the homeport that the ship was a member of and laid out their concerns about the CO in a clear and concise manner. The Admiral after hearing those concerns leaned back in his chair in his office and looked out through the window at the ships that were under his leadership and says to the two CHS members:

“Your CO is scheduled to rotate off the ship in several months so I am thinking we will move that up a few months and you will have a new CO who will take over in a command change ceremony after the ship gets to the Persian Gulf. Your new CO is going to be “X.”

When the two CHS members heard who the new CO was going to be “X” US Naval Officer they immediately knew that their ship would be in good hands, and more importantly that once the crew got to meet the new CO they would be confident in his ability to handle an US Navy ship in a “hot” war situation. To make a long story short the new CO took over the ship pierside in Bahrain in the Persian Gulf before the ship sailed into the northern Persian Gulf in support of Operation Desert Storm, and shortly thereafter the new CO gave a speech to the crew that was similar to the speech given by the character played by Gregory Peck in the movie Twelve O’Clock High when Peck’s character took over an American airplane squadron based in England during World War II.

Needless to say the CHS members’ ship performed very well in Operation Desert Storm and both of them fervently believe that it was the leadership of the new Commanding Officer that turned a ship and crew that was apprehensive about going into a “hot” warzone with their old CO into a well-functioning and high-performing military organization that ended up saving not only themselves from harm’s way but a Helluva lot of other people as well during their 6+ month deployment to the Persian Gulf in 1991.

Relating all of the above the situations at Tennessee and LSU right now should be obvious…but if it’s not…one should understand is that the Tennessee and LSU football programs are cracking…cracking from the inside because the players and some of the coaches do not believe in the head coaches Butch Jones and Ed Orgeron who have through their actions, behavior, and words committed many self-inflicted wounds that are destroying those two football programs….and if those two coaches do not recognize their mistakes and change course soon they will both be out of a job…and soon!

If you want to watch the entire movie Twelve O’Clock High it has been posted on YouTube.com by someone and it is below….it is one Helluva Great Movie about LEADERSHIP in a very trying and tough situation that most of all can teach people and potential leaders about when Put In Command…Take Command!

Let’s get to the 2017 Post Week 5 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings which means let’s bring out the Great Johnny Cash to show these Hot Seat Coaches what they are in the middle of…not that these Hot Seat coaches don’t already know mind you!

Thank You Johnny!

1. Butch Jones, Tennessee – If there is someone that can explain to us how a head coach at Tennessee in his 5 th year in Knoxville can let his team get its ass whipped in Neyland Stadium by the score of 41 – 0 by a coach at Georgia in this 2 nd season on the job please by all means step your ass forward and let us hear what you have to say!

The Bottom-Line is there is NO explanation for that ass whipping the Georgia Bulldogs gave to the Vols on Saturday and that goes right to the point we made above about how the Tennessee football program is now coming apart from the inside with a head coach that is cracking-up under the pressure of coaching in the SEC and no doubt Vols players are now unsure just who in the Hell is leading them and just where in the Hell he is trying to take them!

Just imagine for a moment if Tennessee had not caused that late fumble against Georgia Tech when the Yellowjackets were going in to score and put away the game….Hell….if the Vols had lost to Tech they would not be at 2 – 3 with only wins over…

Indiana State
And
UMass in a close one!

From where we sit the problems at Tennessee right now are two-fold…

A. Butch Jones hasn’t a Damn Clue what he wants to do on offense with the Vols and the Tennessee quarterbacks are a severe limiting factor for this team since it is obvious they are getting NO real coaching on how to play quarterback in the SEC…which is something that a talent like Joshua Dobbs was able to cover-up for a few years but which is now a lack of coaching at the QB position that is nothing but a Total Disaster for UT.

B. The players are starting to question the LEADERSHIP of the Vols football program meaning Butch Jones and if he really knows what the Hell he is doing and that little tirade last week in front of the media…which no doubt EVERY Tennessee player took note of…did nothing but further undermine those players doubts about Jones which in our opinion led to the lackluster..some at Coaches Hot Seat called it “lack of effort” play by the Vols against Georgia.

The reality is that you just can’t get whipped 41 – 0 on your home field by a rival like Georgia in your 5 th year on the job and that is why with these games left to play….

South Carolina
At Alabama
At Kentucky
Southern Miss
At Missouri
LSU
Vanderbilt

….anything more than losing ONE more game and Butch Jones is DONE at Tennessee…Hell he might already be done at Tennessee!

Memo to Butch Jones: Coach…if you think handling the media in Knoxville is tough Son while making $4+ million dollars a year coaching football on a college campus where your Precious Ass is very Damn safe we would invite you to join the US Military like many at Coaches Hot Seat did and make $3K a month while serving in combat zones and you would quickly find that your ass is living in a Damn Fantasyland. Either toughen your ass up Butch Jones or resign because right now you are a Damn embarrassment to not only the game of football but ALL American Men!

2. Ed Orgeron, LSU – We wrote in this blog before the season that our LSU-alum friends in the New Orleans area were getting reports from Baton Rouge that the Ed Orgeron regime at LSU was already showing some cracks with Coach O’s personality starting to change as the immensity of the pressure facing him became reality as the 2017 season approached. No doubt, our LSU-alum friends knew what the Hell they were talking about back in the Summer and now they tell us that whatever we can imagine about what is going on inside the LSU program it is much worse than our wildest dreams…make that nightmares for LSU Football fans!

We are going to leave out of this blog 95% of what our LSU-alum friends passed along to us on this Sunday, but we will say that much like at Tennessee the LSU players and some of the coaches have a SERIOUS Crisis of Confidence situation going on with the leadership of Coach O and others in the LSU Athletic Department and let’s go there for a moment.

Assume for a second that you are the Athletic Director at LSU last year and after trying to make a deal to bring Tom Herman to Baton Rouge to coach the Tigers you then turn to Ed Orgeron to coach LSU who has NEVER been a coordinator on any level of college football in his coaching career. Now…a few of us at Coaches Hot Seat first met Coach O 15+ years ago when he was working as a DL coach for Pete Carroll at USC and we love the guy….but now if the LSU Athletic Department had asked Coaches Hot Seat to come up with a list of 100 coaches to coach LSU in the aftermath of the firing of Les Miles the TRUTH is….

Ed Orgeron would not have been among the 100 coaches on that list.

OK…let’s put aside that two times LSU AD Joe Alleva basically tried to hire one coach….Jimbo Fisher in 2015 and Tom Herman in 2016…and then gave his Sorry Ass up and did the easiest thing he could do which was keep Les Miles and hire Coach O. Now let’s look at last year and you come the decision to hire Coach O who has NO offers from other schools to be a head coach or even a coordinator and you as the AD give Coach O a contract that has led to a coach who had no other decent offers to now having a…

$12 Million Dollar Buyout!

Got Joe Alleva is one of the Stupidest Damn Humans on the Earth?

Good then you have the TRUTH!

OK…let’s assume that YOU were the AD at LSU and you stupidly decided to hire Coach O what would anyone with a working brain be thinking after deciding to hire a coach that was not in demand by any other schools?

Of course YOU as someone with a working brain…THINK not the current LSU AD, LSU President or LSU Board of Trustees…you would have said something like the following to Coach O:

“We are going to hire you Coach O and pay you the market rate in the SEC Conference of $3.5 to $4 million dollars a year….BUT….we are only going to give you a $1 million dollar buyout so that if things don’t work out…and let’s be honest here they did not work out the last time you were a head coach at Ole Miss….LSU will be protected. I have a 5 year contract for you with the first year guaranteed and a $1 million dollar buyout at ANYTIME for LSU if fired and you can either take it or leave it Coach O. So what will it be?”

Of course, LSU AD Joe Alleva who is someone we would not hire to wash our cars or shovel shit in West Texas and who happens to be according to our LSU-alum friends….

One of the Most Pompous Arrogant Asses alive on the Earth

….did not do the above because Joe Alleva is simply….A Damn Moron who would be lucky to be shoveling shit in West Texas if he was not working in athletic administration and that applies to ALL these other ADs in collegiate athletics that have given fully guaranteed contracts to their head football coaches when it is the AD who has the Job and thus ALL the Power to dictate the terms of the contract for the coach which is….take it or leave it!

Getting back to the situation at LSU and Ed Orgeron…LSU is now 3 – 2 on the season with TWO wins over FBS teams in BYU and Syracuse who have a combined record in 2017 of…

3 – 7

….and the Tigers still have to play this season:

At Florida
Auburn
At Ole Miss
At Alabama
Arkansas
At Tennessee
Texas A&M

That looks like 5…maybe 6 wins…for LSU in 2017 when playing a schedule that includes only ONE team….Alabama…that has more talent than the Tigers even though a Helluva lot of people in Baton Rouge are crying like Damn babies and making excuses for what is going wrong on a “lack of talent” at LSU to which we say…

Quit crying like Damn babies and making excuses and coach your Damn team Coach O and if you can’t handle the LSU head coaching job and managing the lives and activities of 100+ Tiger players then resign before you DESTROY the LSU football program!

As for LSU AD Joe Alleva…how does this Sorry Damn Bastard and Pompous Arrogant Ass still have a job at LSU?

Oh…he’s working for people….the LSU President and LSU Board of Trustees….that are stupider than Alleva!

3. Todd Graham, Arizona State – Arizona State put up a good fight against Stanford on Saturday but another LOSS is another LOSS and Todd Graham in 6 seasons at ASU has posted records of…

Overall: 41 – 29

Pac-12: 26 – 21

….and Graham’s record against Power 5 Conference Teams in the last 6 seasons now stands at:

31 – 28

….which is AVERAGE at best and the above records are exactly why Todd Graham is on the Hot Seat and needing 8 wins or 7 wins that includes a win over Arizona at a minimum to return as the Sun Devils in 2018.

Here is what Arizona State had left to play in 2017 with a record of 2 – 3 now:

Washington
At Utah
USC
Colorado
At UCLA
At Oregon State
Arizona

If Arizona State plays the way they played against Oregon and Stanford they have a CHANCE to win 7 or 8 games in 2017…But Frankly…we would be STUNNED if Arizona State won 7+ games in 2017 and if they don’t get at least 7 wins…

The Todd Graham-Era is Over in Tempe!

4. Mark Whipple, UMass – Mark Whipple’s UMass team has put up good fights the last two weeks against Tennessee and Ohio but with another loss Whipple’s record since returning to coach the Minuteman in 2014 now stands at…

8 – 28

No…that’s not good and why Mark Whipple finds himself on the Hot Seat at 0 – 6 on the season with these games still to be played:

Georgia Southern
Appalachian State
At Mississippi State
Maine
At BYU
At FIU

That looks like TWO wins for UMass in 2017 and probably a head coaching change for the Minuteman come December and maybe the folks at UMass should think about going back to the FCS level of football where they would probably be a powerhouse FCS program!

5. Bret Bielema, Arkansas – Bret Bielema and Arkansas got their MUST WIN Game or the Freaking Universe would have ended in Arkansas with a loss against New Mexico State on Saturday and now it’s back to Big Boy Football for the 2 – 2 Hogs who have these games left on the board:

At South Carolina
At Alabama
Auburn
At Ole Miss
Coastal Carolina
At LSU
Mississippi State
Missouri

Can Arkansas even get to 6 wins in 2017 in Bielema’s FIFTH year as the head coach of the Hogs?

We don’t see it which reminds us to remind everyone of Bret Bielema’s records at Arkansas in his FIVE years at the school:

Overall: 27 – 28

SEC: 10 – 23

Oh…below is Bret Bielema’s record against Power 5 Conference Schools in the last 5 years at Arkansas:

13 – 28

Oh…by the end of 2017 Arkansas will have ALREADY paid Bret Bielema…

$20+ Million Dollars

…and if they fired him in December they would own him an additional…

$15+ Million Dollars

That’s $35 Million Dollars for a coach that has a…

13 – 28

…record against Power 5 Conference Schools and…

10 – 23

…record in SEC Conference play!

Hell…Arkansas AD Jeff Long might just be Stupider than Joe Alleva and Alleva is one of the Stupidest Damn People alive on the Earth at this moment!

6. David Beaty, Kansas – Kansas had a bye in Week 5 but head coach David Beaty’s records at Kansas now stand at…

Overall: 3 – 25

Big 12: 1 – 18

…and YES Beaty has a buyout at Kansas that is….

$3 Million Dollars

…if fired and looking at the rest of KU’s schedule do you see any more wins for the Jayhawks in 2017?

Texas Tech
At Iowa State
At TCU
Kansas State
Baylor
At Texas
Oklahoma
At Oklahoma State

Hell…if Kansas can’t beat Baylor they will not win another game in 2017 BUT everything is fine with the Kansas football program….right?

NOT!

Try 4 wins in 3 seasons…even at Kansas…is nothing short of a Total Freaking Disaster and if you don’t believe that realize that in 2.5 years at Kansas Charlie Freaking Weis won…

6 games!

7. Barry Odom, Missouri – Barry Odom and Missouri had a bye in Week 5 and the 1 – 3 Tigers with only a win over Missouri State get back at it in Week 6 playing…

At Kentucky

…and if Missouri can’t beat Kentucky we rather doubt they will win a SEC Conference Game in 2017 playing the below remaining schedule:

At Kentucky
At Georgia
Idaho
At UConn
Florida
Tennessee
At Vanderbilt
At Arkansas

Hell…can Missouri beat Idaho and UConn? OK…let’s assume Mizzou beats Idaho and UConn that will be THREE wins in 2017 that will be ONE less win than the Tigers won in 2016 in Odom’s first year on the job!

Just for the record here’s our theory on firing college head football coaches or ANYONE in ANY position in ANY line of work….

You can either do the job or you can’t and usually within 90 days or at the most 1 year we know if you can do the job or not and certainly in 2 years ANY Athletic Director would know if his head football coach can do the job or not and if it’s a NO there’s no Damn reason to waste any more time waiting on that coach to figure out how to do a job he should have known how to do on Day One!

8. Mike Riley, Nebraska – We checked in again with our Nebraska-alum friends today (Sunday) in the Great State of Nebraska and they tell us that Mike Riley still has a chance to coach the Huskers in 2018 IF he can keep things rolling and one them even offered up the following:

“I think if Riley wins all his remaining games except one which would mean a 9 – 3 record he will be the head coach at Nebraska next season…Heck…he might even be able to squeak by with an 8 – 4 record and keep his job if none of the losses are blowouts. Nothing wrong with giving Mike Riley one more season if he wins 8 games with no embarrassing losses because that gives Scott Frost another year to hone his craft down in Orlando.”

OK…let’s see what Nebraska has left on their schedule now at 3 – 2 on the season:

Wisconsin
Ohio State
At Purdue
Northwestern
At Minnesota
At Penn State
Iowa

Can the Huskers go 5 – 2 the rest of way in 2017?

Not likely in our opinion but therein lies the Opportunity To Go Do Something Coach Riley and Great Luck To You Coach!

9. Jim Mora, UCLA – Clearly Jim Mora got a lot of effort from the Bruins in the Rose Bowl on Saturday night in beating Colorado which is an OK but certainly not Very Good or Great Buffs team and now the 3 – 2 Bruins need to keep things rolling with these games still to be played:

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

Damn….that looks like a record of….

5 – 7
OR
6 – 6
OR
7 – 5

…in Jim Mora’s 6 th year at UCLA which isn’t anything much at all….even at UCLA!

10. Steve Addazio, Boston College – Steve Addazio and his BC team beat Central Michigan on Saturday to raise their record in 2017 to…

2 – 3

…and Addazio’s records at BC to…

Overall: 26 – 30

ACC: 11 – 23

…which is Beyond A Joke even at Boston College and the Eagles still have to play in 2017 games against…

Virginia Tech
At Louisville
At Virginia
Florida State
NC State
UConn
At Syracuse

Got 3, 4 or at the most 5 wins or Boston College in 2017 which is Steve Addazio’s FIFTH year the school?

Beyond A Joke BC!

 

 

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27 CFB Head Coaches Facing MUST WIN Games in Week 5 That Have Coaches + Teams That Need To Take It To the Limit!

Thanks Randy!

Tom Herman, Texas vs. Iowa State – Tom Herman may have built up some goodwill in taking USC into overtime at the LA Coliseum, but a loss to Iowa State on the road this week would toss all that goodwill into the dumpster and thus it is vital for Herman to keep things rolling with a win over a much less talented Cyclones team. Looking at the rest of the Texas schedule after ISU….

Kansas State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State
At Baylor
At TCU
Kansas
At West Virginia
Texas Tech

….we see several…maybe 4 more…potential losses for Texas AFTER the Iowa State game so this is a MUST WIN Game for Herman and the Longhorns!

Mike Riley, Nebraska vs. Illinois – The best thing about Mike Riley’s current situation at Nebraska is that he and his staff know exactly what they need to do which was described to us by a Nebraska-alum as….

“Competitive in Big Ten West division which probably means 10+ wins”

…and with that in mind and the Huskers now at 2 – 2 on the season and these games left to be played…

At Illinois
Wisconsin
Ohio State
At Purdue
Northwestern
At Minnesota
At Penn State
Iowa

….all Mike Riley has to do is WIN OUT which of course makes this week’s game against Illinois a MUST WIN Game!

As for Mike Riley having the expectation of winning 10 games in his third season at Nebraska if one looks back at Riley’s first two seasons in Lincoln the Huskers could have EASILY won 10+ games in each of the last two seasons and after all this is still Nebraska we are talking about here…right?

RIGHT!

Lovie Smith, Illinois vs. Nebraska – In his second season at Illinois head coach Lovie Smith has posted records of…

Overall: 5 – 10

Big Ten: 2 – 7

…..and one would think that sooner or later Lovie is going to have show some improvement in the Illini and what better place than in a MUST WIN Game against Nebraska at home on Friday night? Give ‘em Hell Lovie!

Kalani Sitake, BYU vs. Utah State – We are not quite sure what has gone wrong with BYU football from head coach Kalani Sitake’s first year to second year, beyond the BYU offense being a Total Disaster, but the Cougars are headed towards a critical game against Utah State on Friday night that BYU just flat-out CANNOT LOSE and the reason is the rest of BYU’s 2017 schedule after the Utah State game:

Boise State
At Mississippi State
At East Carolina
San Jose State
At Fresno State
At UNLV
UMass
At Hawaii

Dang…now at 1 – 3 with a loss to Utah State in this spot we doubt BYU could get to 6 wins in 2017 so…YES…Utah State is a MUST WIN Game for Kalani Sitake and his Cougars!

Matt Wells, Utah State vs. BYU – On Friday, October 16, 2015 Utah State beat Boise State to move to 4 – 2 on the season but since that win over the Broncos in 2015 Matt Wells and his Utah State football team have posted a record of…

7 – 16

…and we haven’t a Damn Clue why the Aggies have struggled so since October 2015!

Could there be something going on inside the Utah State football program or in the personal life of head coach Matt Wells…or something else we don’t know anything about? Who the Hell knows…but for Damn sure we know Utah State has played some…

Way Damn Below Average Football

…since October 2015 and now at 2 – 2 on the 2017 season they face a MUST WIN Game against BYU on Friday night mainly because of what the Aggies have left after the game against the Cougars:

Colorado State
Wyoming
At UNLV
Boise State
At New Mexico
Hawaii
At Air Force

We believe that Matt Wells needs to win 6…maybe 7…games in 2017 to return to coach at Utah State in 2018 and with BYU + the games above still to be played with a loss to the Cougars on Friday night it is going to be very hard for the Aggies to win even 6 games in 2017 so Coach Hard Matt Wells….Coach Hard Son!

Gary Andersen, Oregon State vs. Washington – In his first two seasons as the head coach at Oregon State head coach Gary Andersen posted records of…

2015: 2 – 10
2016: 4 – 8

….and Andersen needs to keep things rolling in Corvallis BUT now at 1 – 3 on the 2017 season there is little room for more losses if OSU hopes to hit their 4 win mark from last season!

No…it will not easy for Oregon State to beat Washington on Saturday….BUT…it is a MUST WIN Game for Gary Andersen and Oregon State!

Butch Jones, Tennessee vs. Georgia – If there ANY head coach in college football that needs some PR advice it is Vols HC Butch Jones who has shot himself in the feet so many times in the last few years at Tennessee that we are surprised he has any feet left to put shoes on! Here’s a pro tip for Butch Jones when it comes to items in the news…

When you highlight the issue and use terms like “Fake News” it causes folks that had no interest in the issue to start paying attention to the issue Son!

Butch Jones could learn a thing or two about the importance of using humor and straight-forwardness when in a pressure situation such as Jones now finds himself in at Tennessee and with a loss to Georgia this week at Neyland Stadium it would Jones’ ass onto a one-way trip to the center of the solar system where you know what is located…

The Sun!

Let’s look at who the Vols have left to play in 2017 now at 3 – 1 on the season….

Georgia
South Carolina
At Alabama
At Kentucky
Southern Miss
At Missouri
LSU
Vanderbilt

Now you can see why Georgia is a MUST WIN Game for Butch Jones and the Vols because a loss in this spot and 7 wins will be a tough mark to reach and Jones needs at least 7 wins in 2017 to return as the Vols coach in 2018!

Gus Malzahn, Auburn vs. Mississippi State – Talk about a coach that is one loss from a Total Meltdown it is Gus Malzahn at Auburn who is working in an AU Athletic Department that is melting down around him and his football team and a loss to Mississippi State at home on Saturday and we are talking about a raging prairie fire on The Plains of Auburn that will make the fires in the American West this past Summer look like a small campfire!

Let’s look at the rest of Auburn’s schedule in 2017 now at 3 – 1 on the year:

Mississippi State
Ole Miss
At LSU
At Arkansas
At Texas A&M
Georgia
La. Monroe
Alabama

Gus Malzahn needs at least 8 wins in 2017 and a winning record in SEC play to turn to coach the Auburn Tigers in 2017 and with a loss to Mississippi State on Saturday we don’t see any way in Hell either of those marks are hit so…YEP…this is a MUST WIN Game for Gus and the Tigers!

Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State – Amazingly Kliff Kingsbury has Texas Tech at 3 – 0 after wins over Eastern Washington, Arizona State and Houston and now Kingsbury must keep the Red Raiders rolling as they start Big 12 Conference play if he hopes to hang onto his job and that means beating Oklahoma State on Saturday because with these games left…

At Kansas
At West Virginia
Iowa State
At Oklahoma
Kansas State
Baylor
TCU
At Texas

…somehow Kingsbury needs to win AT LEAST 3 more games and beating the Cowboys on Saturday would almost guarantee 6 wins for Tech in 2017.

Scottie Montgomery, East Carolina vs. South Florida – Scottie Montgomery got a important win on Sunday but beating UConn isn’t much of a big deal these days under returned head coach Randy Edsall and Montgomery must keep things rolling if he hopes to be the head coach at ECU in 2018.

Here is what ECU has left on their schedule:

USF
Temple
At UCF
BYU
At Houston
Tulane
Cincinnati
At Memphis

Hell….East Carolina might not win another game in 2017 so EVERY game is a MUST WIN Game for Scottie Montgomery and his Pirates!

Brian Kelly, Notre Dame vs. Miami (OH) – Brian Kelly has the Irish off to the start he had to have of 3 – 1 after 4 games with only a loss to undefeated Georgia at home and Kelly MUST keep things rolling in South Bend because he needs 10+ wins in 2017 to return to coach Notre Dame in 2018 and that means he only has room for ONE more loss among these games:

Miami (OH)
At North Carolina
USC
NC State
Wake Forest
At Miami
Navy
At Stanford

Notre Dame has MORE talent than EVERY team left on their schedule save the USC Trojans so the Irish should only lose one more game…right?

RIGHT!

Jim McElwain, Florida vs. Vanderbilt – Jim McElwain has either sold his soul to the Devil or he is the Luckiest Damn Bastard to coach in college football in a Helluva long time and let’s all see if Jimmy can keep the luck….or sold soul thing…rolling into Week 5 against Vanderbilt in The Swamp.

Florida is 2 – 1 on the season and still has to play games against…

Vanderbilt
LSU
Texas A&M
Georgia
At Missouri
At South Carolina
UAB
Florida State

To stay of the Hot Seat Jim McElwain needs at least 8 wins in 2017 and that means winning 6 of your last games 8 games Jimmy so…YES…Vanderbilt is a MUST WIN Game for the Gators!

Ed Orgeron, LSU vs. Troy – The calculus for Ed Orgeron at LSU is very simple…Coach O cannot lose to any team the Tigers are supposed to beat and looking at the rest of LSU’s 2017 schedule…

Troy
At Florida
Auburn
At Ole Miss
At Alabama
Arkansas
At Tennessee
Texas A&M

…we see No Damn Reason why LSU loses more than twice the rest of the season so…YES…Troy is a MUST WIN Game for Coach O and the Tigers!

Larry Fedora, North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech – Larry Fedora is now moving into the very dangerous…

Launching His Ass Onto the Hot Seat Territory

…after 1 – 3 start to the 2017 season and with these games still left to be played:

At Georgia Tech
Notre Dame
Virginia
At Virginia Tech
Miami
At Pitt
Western Carolina
At NC State

Hell….lose to Georgia Tech Larry Fedora and your ass is going to be on the Hot Seat Son!

Bret Bielema, Arkansas vs. New Mexico State – We don’t give New Mexico State much of a chance to beat Arkansas in Fayetteville on Saturday BUT if NMSU did beat the Razorbacks on Saturday we fully expect that Bret Bielema would be fired right after the game along with Arkansas AD Jeff Long so…YES…this is a MUST WIN Game for the Big Boy and his Chief Enabler in Northwest Arkansas!

Now at 1 – 2 on the season what do the Hogs have left in 2017:

New Mexico State
At South Carolina
At Alabama
Auburn
At Ole Miss
Coastal Carolina
At LSU
Mississippi State
Missouri

Damn…how many games will Bielema win in his FIFTH season at Arkansas?

6….maybe 7 games…YEP that’s Arkansas Football folks!

Steve Addazio, Boston College vs. Central Michigan – It seems it’s just a matter of “when” Steve Addazio will get run out of Boston College BUT a loss to Central Michigan at home on Saturday to the already 1 – 3 Eagles would speed up “when” of the firing that’s for Damn sure!

How many games can Boston College really win in 2017?

Central Michigan
Virginia Tech
At Louisville
At Virginia
Florida State
NC State
UConn
At Syracuse

3…maybe 4 games tops?

YEP!

Mark Whipple, UMass vs. Ohio – Mark Whipple’s UMass team played well against Tennessee in Knoxville, but can they keep things rolling against Ohio on Saturday before facing a brutal schedule to finish the 2017 season?

At USF
Georgia Southern
Appalachian State
At Mississippi State
Maine
At BYU
At FIU

Hell…if you can play Tennessee into the 4 th quarter then you should be able to beat EVERY team left on the UMass schedule…right?

RIGHT!

Matt Rhule, Baylor vs. Kansas State – Even playing pretty well against Oklahoma the first year head coach at Baylor Matt Rhule has a Total Disaster brewing in Waco with an 0 – 4 record on the board and still having to play games against:

At Kansas State
At Oklahoma State
West Virginia
Texas
At Kansas
Texas Tech
Iowa State
At TCU

Baylor can probably win…1…maybe 2…maybe 3…games in 2017 but even 3 wins would be nothing short of an EPIC meltdown for Baylor Football from where it was just a couple of years ago!

Lance Leipold, Buffalo vs. Kent State – After a big win over FAU and Lane Kiffin in Week 4 Buffalo head coach Lance Leipold needs to keep things rolling Week 5 with a win at Kent State as they get the MAC Conference schedule going!

Paul Haynes, Kent State vs. Buffalo – Paul Haynes is now in his FIFTH season coaching the Kent State Golden Flashes and he has posted records of…

Overall: 13 – 38

MAC: 8 – 23

…and one would think that anything less than 6 wins in 2017 and the Haynes-era at Kent State will come to an end in late November which makes the 1 – 3 Flashes facing a MUST WIN Game over Buffalo on Saturday.

Todd Graham, Arizona State vs. Stanford – Todd Graham needing 8+ wins in 2017 to return to coach the Aztecs in 2018 got a MUST WIN over Oregon at home last week and now at 2 – 2 Graham MUST keep things rolling by beating Stanford on The Farm.

Can Arizona State win 6 of their last 8 games to save Todd Graham’s job?

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

We would say…Not A Chance In Hell!

David Shaw, Stanford vs. Arizona State – David Shaw got his MUST WIN over UCLA in Week 4 and now here comes another MUST WIN Game on The Farm against Arizona State for the 2 – 2 Cardinal.

The expectations for Stanford Football are now 10+ wins a season and with two losses on the board that means The Cardinal needs to win out against…

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

That’s doesn’t look to hard to us…after all this is still Stanford Football….right?

RIGHT!

Sean Kugler, UTEP vs. Army – Sean Kugler is now in his FIFTH season as the head coach at UTEP and has posted records of…

Overall: 18 – 35

CUSA: 11 – 21

….and one can only wonder how long Kugler can survive especially considering a losing season in 2017 would be his THIRD straight losing season at the school. YES….beating Army is Very Damn Important and is a MUST WIN Game for Kugler and Miners!

Mark Stoops, Kentucky vs. Eastern Michigan – We cannot imagine Mark Stoops Kentucky team losing to Eastern Michigan at home BUT if for some reason the Wildcats didn’t show up against EMU…and that is the only way UK could lose this game…not showing up….and Kentucky lost this game Mark Stoops’ rear-end will be launched back onto the…

HOT SEAT

…in a major way! Don’t lose to Eastern Michigan Son!

Lane Kiffin, FAU vs. Middle Tennessee – For all those folks that knew all those points the Alabama offense was scoring when Lane Kiffin was the offensive coordinator at Bama was because Bozo the Clown could have coached the Incredibly-Rich in Talent Alabama football team to a Helluva lot of points they are like us not surprised to see Kiffin back on the Hot Seat for the first time since his ass got run by USC at the Los Angeles International Airport in September 2013.

After the loss to Buffalo Kiffin’s FAU team is now 1 – 3 on the season and still has to play games against….

Middle Tennessee
At Old Dominion
North Texas
At Western Kentucky
Marshall
At La. Tech
FIU
A Charlotte

….and if the Owls lose to Middle Tennessee on Saturday we foresee Kiffin’s ass being on the Hot Seat for the foreseeable future!

YES….Middle Tennessee is a MUST WIN Game for Lane Kiffin and FAU!

Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M vs. South Carolina – Life is really simple of Kevin Sumlin and his A&M coaching staff right now…they need 10 wins on the board after they play LSU on November 25 and now at 3 – 1 here is what the Aggies have left to play in 2017:

South Carolina
Alabama
At Florida
Mississippi State
Auburn
New Mexico
At Ole Miss
At LSU

Hell….lose to Alabama and win the rest of your games and Kevin Sumlin is in GREAT shape in College Station…that’s no problem….right Kevin?

Coach those Aggies up Son!

Will Muschamp, South Carolina vs. Texas A&M – Will Muschamp did a nice job getting his rear-end off the Hot Seat last season…BUT…lose to Texas A&M on Saturday to drop to 3 – 2 in 2017 with these games left to be played…

At Texas A&M
Arkansas
At Tennessee
Vanderbilt
At Georgia
Florida
Wofford
Clemson

…and we foresee the Hot Seat in Muschamp’s future if he can’t get back to at least 6 wins this season!

Jim Mora, UCLA vs. Colorado – With a $10M plus buyout if fired at the end of the year there are lots of folks that believe UCLA head coach Jim Mora is un-fireable, but we have been told by UCLA-alum friends that if the Bruins 2017 season “falls to pieces” Jim Mora’s ass will be “run right out of Westwood” and with that in mind UCLA now at 2 – 2 on the season and these games left to be played…

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

…if the Bruins lose to Colorado in the Rose Bowl on Saturday we see No Damn Chance for UCLA to win 6+ games in 2017 and we have to think with a 2 nd straight losing season BIG buyout or not the Jim Mora-era in Westwood will end shortly after Thanksgiving of this year!

 

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2017 Post Week 4 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – The Stanford QB Situation…Let K. J. Costello Be K. J. Costello and Don’t Turn Him Into A Clone! – Who Doesn’t Love the Great Johnny Cash?

Before we get to the Post Week 4 Coaches Hot Seat Ranking Analysis we first must throw out a few comments about the UCLA – Stanford game on Saturday night.

In our opinion if Stanford starting QB Keller Chryst does not get injured against UCLA on Saturday the Cardinal loses to a very Damn average Bruins team with Chryst being replaced by 3 rd string QB K. J. Costello who up to this point has not had enough reps in Stanford practices to have been turned into a Clone by the Cloner Stanford Football Coaches and now we are worried as Hell that the Cloners will turn their full attention to Costello in practice and turn Costello’s rear-end to a Clone as well! The reality is that two great Stanford QBs Andrew Luck and Kevin Hogan did in achieving great success did what K. J. Costello did so well against UCLA which was make plays moving around on the field and not standing like a stick-man in the backfield like Chryst tends to do, and if David Shaw and the Stanford coaches turn Costello into a stick-man then the Cardinal will have a Helluva time even winning 6 games in 2017 so let’s sure the Hell hope they don’t turn Costello into a…

Clone Stick-man

….because Stanford now at 2 – 2 on the season still has a tough schedule to navigate against:

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

Memo to David Shaw and Mike Bloomgren: Let E. J. Costello be E. J. Costello and stop the Damn Cloner Bullshit at the QB position Boys!

Week 4 was a good week for several head coaches on the Hot Seat but there were several coaches that put themselves into positions where they have very little margin for error in the rest of the 2017 season and with that mind let’s bring out the Great Johnny Cash to send a message to these Hot Seat coaches!

Thank You Johnny Cash!

2017 Post Week 4 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

1. Bret Bielema, Arkansas – It’s been a long time ago but a couple of Coaches Hot Seat members seem to remember a comment made by Bill Walsh when someone said that a…

“That coach has had bad luck because he is losing a lot of close games”

…to which Coach responded to by saying….

“Why in the Hell is that coach and team playing so many close games?”

The main problem with Bret Bielema at Arkansas is that in his 5 th year the school we don’t have a Damn clue what the Hogs offense is trying to do and the Hogs defense has changed so many times the past 5 seasons that it’s no surprise the players don’t play at any kind of consistent level especially at a level that a defense needs to play to compete and win in the SEC.

To give everyone some kind of perspective at how much Bret Bielema is underperforming at Arkansas look at former Hogs head coach Houston Nutt’s record at the school taking over an equal or worse disaster from Danny Ford (8 – 14 in his last two seasons at UA) than what Bielema inherited from Petrino/Smith:

Houston Nutt – 1998 – 2002

Overall: 39 – 23 (.629)

SEC: 22 – 18 (.550)

Bret Bielema – 2013 – 2017

Overall: 26 – 28 (.481)

SEC: 10 – 23 (.303)

If Bret Bielema and Arkansas won the remaining 9 games on their 2017 schedule to finish at 10 – 2 Bielema would still not even be at the level Houston Nutt posted after 5 seasons at the school and that should tell you all you need to know about how underachieving Bielema has been at Arkansas and with these games left to be played is there anyone that thinks the Hogs are winning out?

New Mexico State
At South Carolina
At Alabama
Auburn
At Ole Miss
Coastal Carolina
At LSU
Mississippi State
Missouri

Our guess based on the way that Arkansas has played under Bret Bielema over the past 54 games the Hogs win….

4 maybe 5 more games

….which at best would give Arkansas a 6 – 6 record in Bielema’s 5 th season in Fayetteville and luckily for Bret he is at a place that…

Celebrates and Pays A Helluva Lot of Money for Average or Worse!

2. David Beaty, Kansas – David Beaty is in his 3 rd season as the head coach at Kansas and after the loss to West Virginia at home on Saturday he has posted records of….

Overall: 3 – 25

SEC: 1 – 18

…and if that is acceptable to the folks in the Great State of Kansas then…

Bless Their Hearts!

Kansas has games left to be played against…

Texas Tech
At Iowa State
At TCU
Kansas State
Baylor
At Texas
Oklahoma
At Oklahoma State

….and if the Jayhawks win another game in 2017 we will be SHOCKED not that we would be SHOCKED that the folks at Kansas will continue to…

Celebrate Way Damn Below Average

…because after all we are talking about the…

University of Kansas

…which is where…

Average or Worse Meets the Great American Plains!

3. Mark Whipple, UMass – Mark Whipple and UMass played a solid game against a barely Damn awake Tennessee team in Knoxville on Saturday but another loss is another loss and in the last four seasons being back at the school Whipple has posted a record of…

8 – 33

….and the Minutemen still have to play this season these games:

Ohio
At USF
Georgia Southern
Appalachian State
At Mississippi State
Maine
At BYU
At FIU

UMass, even if they play like they did against the Vols, maybe have 1 or 2 wins on the board at the end of the season and if that is acceptable to the folks at UMass then why should we be mad at those folks for accepting…

Very Damn and even Below Average?

3. Barry Odom, Missouri – Right now former Mizzou football player and grad Barry Odom is trending as the head coach at Mizzou into very dangerous territory with what looks like to us a football team coming apart at the seams at the exact moment with 16 games under Odom’s belt when the Tigers should be showing signs that Odom’s influence is starting to improve a team that went…

5 – 7

…in Gary Pinkel’s last year at the school in 2015.

Consider the below NCAA rankings among 129 teams for a moment when you also consider that Barry Odom was the defensive coordinator at Missouri and Memphis before taking over the head coaching job at Mizzou:

Total Defense: 107

Rushing Defense: 101

Scoring Defense: 122

Oh…Mizzou is averaging giving up….

40 points per game!

Hmmm…what exactly is going on at Mizzou right now is a Helluva question that we cannot answer since we don’t know any folks really close to the program but from the outside looking in watching the Tigers it’s our opinion…

Barry Odom is not getting anywhere near 100% from his players

…and maybe Odom realizes that and that is why he had that meltdown after getting his team’s ass whipped by Auburn on Saturday and if you are getting less than 100% effort from your players and still have to play the below games you are in a Helluva bad spot!

At Kentucky
At Georgia
Idaho
At UConn
Florida
Tennessee
At Vanderbilt
At Arkansas

What…Mizzou will win probably 3 games in Barry Odom’s second year at the school?

Not good…no make that a…Total Damn Disaster for Mizzou Football!

5. Jim Mora, UCLA – Several of us at Coaches Hot Seat got to see Jim Mora’s UCLA Bruins up close the other night at the Stanford game and in our opinion it’s pretty easy to see why the Bruins are….

8 – 13

…in their last 21 games under Mora and that is because in our humble opinion…

UCLA is a poorly coached football team that is getting about 60% out of the talent on its roster

Why is that exactly?

We haven’t a Damn clue but from watching the UCLA sideline in the Stanford game we got a whiff of….

“Whatever the Hell happens it doesn’t really matter!”

….and now at 2 – 2 on the season which includes a win over Texas A&M in a game that the Bruins had no business winning UCLA still has left to play:

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

Our opinion…if UCLA plays like it did against Stanford in their remaining 8 games they will be Damn Lucky to win 4 games in 2017!

6. Butch Jones, Tennessee – We are not quite sure what is going on at Tennessee because watching the UMass – Vols game it looked like the Tennessee players were playing hard against a severely overmatched UMass team which makes us wonder if we have reached the point where Butch Jones coaching is actually taking away from the Vols chance of success instead of adding to it and that goes right to the heart of successful coaching because EVERY coach should add to his players ability to win not taking away from it and the rest of 2017 will show if our opinion is right or not with these games still left on the board for the 3 – 1 Vols:

Georgia
South Carolina
At Alabama
At Kentucky
Southern Miss
At Missouri
LSU
Vanderbilt

Tennessee has plenty of talent to win 9 or 10 games in 2017 with FIVE remaining games at home and road games at Kentucky and at Missouri where the Vols will have a major advantage in talent but how many games will Tennessee win in 2017?

Our guess if they continue to play the way they have so far in 2017:

7 wins

If Tennessee only wins 7 games in 2017 the Vols will be looking for a new head football coach come December.

7. Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M – With Kevin Sumlin needing 10+ wins in 2017 to return to coach the Aggies in 2018 he can only wish that he and his coaching staff didn’t totally mismanage the second half of the UCLA games because the Aggies would now be at…

4 – 0

…instead of 3 – 1 but with 3 wins on the board Sumlin still has a chance to get to 10 wins IF the Aggies win 7 of their last 8 games against:

South Carolina
Alabama
At Florida
Mississippi State
Auburn
New Mexico
At Ole Miss
At LSU

Good Luck with that Kevin Sumlin!

8. Todd Graham, Arizona State – Maybe Todd Graham has figured out with an Arizona State defense that cannot stop ANYONE that the only way the Aztecs are going to win ANY football games is to score a Helluva lot of points and that is what ASU did against Oregon on Saturday scoring…

37 points

…and if Todd Graham is going to save his job he should tell his coaching staff our goal for each game left on the 2017 schedule is to score…

40+ points in EVERY game

…and with Graham needing 7 or 8 wins at least to return to coach the Aztecs in 2018 Arizona State has a chance to move to 3 – 2 with a win over Stanford on Saturday IF they can score 40+ points on The Farm!

How many of the below remaining games can Arizona State reasonably win?

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

If they score 40+ points in all of the above games they can win 5+ games but if they score 30 or less points in each game….maybe 2 or 3 games…so there you go Todd Graham!

9. Mike Riley, Nebraska – The word from our good and long-time Nebraska-alum friends in Omaha is that anything less than 10+ wins by Mike Riley in 2017 and the Huskers will be looking for a new head football coach in a couple of months and we have been told that potential coaches for Nebraska are already being vetted because the folks at the University of Nebraska know if they do have to make a coaching change this year they…

MUST find the right coach

…because another mediocre to bad hire which can be argued the Huskers have done every time save Frank Solich in the post-Tom Osborne years is what makes next hire at Nebraska so Damn critical!

Now at 2 – 2 on the season with these games left to be played for Mike Riley and Nebraska let’s see if the Huskers can get to 10 wins in 2017:

At Illinois
Wisconsin
Ohio State
At Purdue
Northwestern
At Minnesota
At Penn State
Iowa

We don’t see the Huskers winning out and you know what the Hell that means!

10. Steve Addazio, Boston College – After the loss to Clemson on Saturday the win/loss numbers in Steve Addazio’s FIVE seasons at Boston College aren’t pretty…

Overall: 25 – 30

ACC: 10 – 23

….and one would think that anything less than 6 wins in 2017 and the Addazio-era will mercifully be brought to an end at BC.

Can Boston College win 5 of their last 8 games in 2017 with the below games remaining?

Central Michigan
Virginia Tech
At Louisville
At Virginia
Florida State
NC State
UConn
At Syracuse

Not a Chance in Hell or Boston!

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16 CFB Head Coaches Facing MUST WIN Games In Week 4 – All These Coaches + Teams Need To Take It To the Limit!

Thanks Randy!

Mike Riley, Nebraska vs. Rutgers – We here at Coaches Hot Seat have only indirectly run into now former Nebraska AD Shawn Eichorst in his athletic department career, but something that was mentioned to us by a Nebraska-alum not long after Eichorst got to Lincoln certainly caught our attention early on in Eichorst’s tenure at UNL. That “something” is perfectly reflected in a note that Eichorst sent to Nebraska Football season ticket holders a couple of years ago which we quote from below:

“What the best administrators and coaches have in common is a consistent commitment to teaching young minds to do things the right way and to instill a values system that emphasizes hard work, discipline, loyalty, teamwork, compassion and excellence. Those principles coupled with a positive attitude generally result in championships.”

The first part of the above Eichorst statement no one could disagree with, but the last sentence….

“Those principles coupled with a positive attitude generally result in championships.”

…goes right to the heart of the problem with Shawn Eichorst in the role of an AD or Leader of ANY organization and that “something” was what was also mentioned to us by the Nebraska alum and that “something” is….

“Coupled with a positive attitude.”

We have nothing against having a “positive attitude” but leaders cannot allow themselves to become isolated from something far more Damn important than platitude and Tony Robbins Horseshit and that “something” is…

The Truth

No make that…

The Truth With the Bark On!

The people at Coaches Hot Seat that run companies are very interested in motivating their employees to both get the best from each them so they can be all they can be AND in the process make the company perform at the highest level possible, but in our opinion Shawn Eichorst when he was the Athletic Director at Nebraska lived in a….

Total Damn Fantasyland

….of his own creation and the hiring of Mike Riley was a piece of building an organization with Nebraska Athletics where THE TRUTH could be hidden beneath a veneer of “always being positive” Tony Robbins Horseshit!  The very best and highest-level performing organizations embrace chaos and change because they know that a Rough & Tumble workplace will in the end push the people in the organization to perform at the highest level which is the path to success and where the people go in their work lives is where success or failure is always determined.  The Late Great Andy Grove who was a co-founder of the Intel Corporation said it best on this subject and Andy's approach is how we strive to run our free-wheeling Let Truth and Freedom Ring To Do Great Things companies:

“You need to try to do the impossible, to anticipate the unexpected. And when the unexpected happens, you should double the efforts to make order from the disorder it creates in your life. The motto I’m advocating is — Let chaos reign, then rein chaos. Does that mean that you shouldn’t plan? Not at all. You need to plan the way a fire department plans. It cannot anticipate fires, so it has to shape a flexible organization that is capable of responding to unpredictable events.”

Real Leaders can motivate, can inspire, can lead, can achieve, and can reach goals and win championships and they can do all of that while living in something that in our opinion Shawn Eichorst has No Damn Clue about…

The Real World

…and to some extent the “Golly Gee Whiz” world of Mike Riley as well who is one of the best human beings we have ever run across in sports but who is also one of the Most Average head coaches we have run across as well since he also in our opinion lives in a…

Total Damn Fantasyland

….which is now slowly…and in our opinion…RIGHTLY….being torn down in Lincoln so we can get back to…

Facts, Reality and Bottom-Line Results

…which the Great Folks of the Great State of Nebraska have been known for from the state’s founding!

Yes…Mike Riley MUST BEAT Rutgers on Saturday and we were told today (Thursday) anything less than 10 wins by Riley in 2017 and Nebraska will be looking for a new head football coach by Thanksgiving.

Bravo to the leadership at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, which is one of our favorite places in America, for doing what had to be done…namely the firing of Shawn Eichorst…and if Mike Riley does not perform in 2017 then Riley will rightly be shown the door as well and we will be right there hoping Mike Riley finds another job in coaching or athletic administration because Mike is one Helluva guy that we here at Coaches Hot Seat would do ANYTHING for except take his ass of the Hot Seat!

David Shaw, Stanford vs. UCLA – We said last week that the San Diego State game was a MUST WIN Game for David Shaw and Stanford and the Cardinal went down to San Diego and laid a Total Egg on offense which has been the norm for the Stanford Offense for the last 2+ years and we expect the offensive eggs to keep coming and we say that because several of us at Coaches Hot Seat have been down at Stanford this week as kids get ready to return to school on The Farm for the Fall term and clearly David Shaw has not seen nor does he understand Albert Einstein’s maxim for all-time:

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

Among the 70+ teams in FBS that we know something about their practices during the week we would now rank Stanford Football in the Bottom 10% of practices that actually accomplish something that one can take to games and when you are practicing like Total Crapola it’s no Damn surprise you play like Total Crapola in the game and we expect the Cardinal offense to struggle against UCLA this week again because of that Total Crapola offensive practice.

One of David Shaw’s biggest flaws flows from having played for Bill Walsh during Coach Walsh’s second stint at Stanford from 1992 – 1994 when Coach Walsh was a lot less willing to change or admit he was wrong than his first-time around on The Farm in 1977 – 1978, and we have no doubt just like Bill Walsh….David Shaw will continue to make the same mistakes over and over again because to change would mean David would have to admit he was wrong and Shaw in our opinion would rather see the Earth plunge into the Sun before he would EVER admit he has EVER been wrong about anything!

Yes…UCLA is a MUST WIN Game for David Shaw and Stanford and if The Cardinal loses Shaw will find his ass on the Hot Seat come Monday morning!

Jim Mora, UCLA vs. Stanford – In 6 seasons coaching the UCLA Bruins Jim Mora has done a..

Slightly Better Than Average Job

…in Westwood posting records of…

Overall: 43 – 25

Pac-12: 25 – 20

….but he has never beaten Stanford and with an offense that can score some points Saturday looks like an ideal spot for the Bruins to beat The Cardinal because we rather doubt the Stanford offense could score 30+ points against the Stanford Chess Club so Yes Jimmy…

Stanford is a MUST WIN Game

…but it is also a very Winnable Game for Jim Mora and the Bruins!

Rich Rodriguez, Arizona vs. Utah – Rich Rodriguez in his last 21 games coaching Arizona has posted a record of…

7 – 14

…and that is nothing short of a Total Disaster at Arizona where NO coach should drop below the .500 mark for long over a year-over-year period and thus Rodriguez is now coaching for his job and will need at least 7 wins in 2017 to return to coach the Wildcats in 2018 and one of those 7 wins better include a win over a Pitiful Arizona State Football team that is now reeling in the desert north of Tucson.

Yes…Utah is a MUST WIN Game for Rich Rodriguez and Arizona!

Steve Addazio, Boston College vs. Clemson – We give Boston College NO DAMN CHANCE to beat Clemson in Clemson on Saturday so this is not so much a MUST WIN Game for Steve Addazio as it is just don’t get your ass blown out of the stadium game!

Now at 1 – 2 on the season with these games left to play…

At Clemson
Central Michigan
Virginia Tech
At Louisville
At Virginia
Florida State
NC State
UConn
At Syracuse

…we don’t think there’s a chance in Hell that BC wins 6 games in 2017 barring a miracle from the Heavens so chalk-up Boston College as another head coaching job opening up in late November.

Barry Odom, Missouri vs. Auburn – We haven’t a Damn clue what Mizzou head coach Barry Odom is doing in Columbia but he has to be the most confident man in the world that is from the outside looking in…

Not Doing A Damn Thing

….and with a 5 – 10 overall record and starting the 2017 season at 1 – 2 if the Tigers lose to a very average Auburn team at home on Saturday you can about turn out the lights on the Odom regime at Missouri with these games left to be played:

Auburn
At Kentucky
At Georgia
Idaho
At UConn
Florida
Tennessee
At Vanderbilt
At Arkansas

Our guess….Mizzou Football wins 3 games in 2017 and if the Tigers will less than 5 Barry Odom will be fired in late November and should be fired in late November!

Gus Malzahn, Auburn vs. Missouri – This is very simple for Gus Malzahn and Auburn…

Lose to this Pitiful Damn Missouri Team on Saturday

…and Gus Malzahn’s career as the Auburn head football coach is OVER!

Oh…Malzahn might hang on to coach a few more games if his AU team loses to Mizzou but we will all know the truth….

It’s OVER!

Jim McElwain, Florida vs. Kentucky – Jim McElwain has gotten a Helluva lot of lucky breaks in games his 2+ years at Florida and you know what they say about breaks…they usually even themselves up….and going into the game on Saturday against Kentucky, even with all the suspensions, The Gators have plenty of talent to beat this Wildcats team and thus a loss in this spot will…

Launch Jim McElwain’s rear-end onto the Hot Seat

….with these games still to be played:

Vanderbilt
LSU
Texas A&M
Georgia – Jacksonville
At Missouri
South Carolina
UAB
South Carolina

Now let’s see here….if Bozo the Clown took over for Jim McElwain as the head coach at Florida tomorrow he would end the season with at least…

8 wins

….so let’s see what the Boy From Montana can do and YES Jimmy…

Kentucky is MUST WIN Football Game Son!

Todd Graham, Arizona State vs. Oregon – In our opinion Todd Graham needs 8 wins or 7 wins that includes a win over Arizona to return to coach the Sun Devils in 2018 and with a game against Oregon on Saturday which isn’t looking like a win to us…Hell…it’s looking like a blowout to us….if ASU does lose on Saturday they will fall to…

1 – 3

…on the year with these games still to be played:

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

Geez…it looks like the Arizona State head coaching job will be opening up as well come late November!

Ed Orgeron, LSU vs. Syracuse – The wolves are at the door now and we have to wonder…

Does Ed Orgeron know the wolves are at the door now?

We sure the Hell know that LSU AD Joe Alleva knows that his ass is now on the firing line right now and the wolves will come bursting through to get his ass soon if LSU keeps playing like they did against Mississippi State, and if the wolves come for Alleva they will be coming for Coach O as well so we have a recommendation for Coach O who we think the world of…

Don’t lose to Syracuse or Troy Coach O because if you do…

Your ass will be fired right after the game….right after Joe Alleva’s ass gets fired!

Yes..that is what you would call MUST WIN Games for Coach in the next two weeks because….

The Damn Wolves are at the door Coach O!

David Beaty, Kansas vs. West Virginia – We don’t give Kansas any Damn chance at all to beat West Virginia at home on Saturday or for that matter the Jayhawks winning more than…

2 Games

…in 2017 and if Kansas did only win 2 games in 2017 that would leave Beaty’s record at KU after 3 seasons at….

4 – 32

…and Hell…even at Kansas…when you go 4 – 32 which is a…

.111

…..winning percentage your ass gets fired….right?

RIGHT!

Bret Bielema, Arkansas vs. Texas A&M – The word from our buddies in Arkansas is that this week Hogs head coach Bret Bielema and Arkansas AD Jeff Long finally began to understand how much peril their future careers at the University of Arkansas really are in and that’s a Good Thing because Bielema and Long have up to this point been living in a…

Total Damn Fantasyland

…but now ALL fans of Arkansas Football understand the Beyond Moronic…

$30 Million Dollar-Plus

…contract that AD Long so Stupidly and Unnecessarily gave to Bret Bielema who let’s face FACTS with these records…

Overall: 26 – 27

SEC: 10 – 22

….hasn’t done a Damn Thing at Arkansas that any bum that fell off a train passing through Fayetteville and given the Arkansas head coaching job could have done the last few years and thus this game against Texas A&M on Saturday is Yes a…

MUST WIN Game for Bret Bielema and Arkansas

…but if Arkansas should lose this game then we recommend AD Jeff Long watch the Hell out because he is ass could be out of a job and quick….and if A&M blows out Arkansas for some reason on Saturday….

It’s OVER for both Bielema and Long….OVER before the leaves are off the trees in the Great State of Arkansas!

Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M vs. Arkansas – The great thing about being Kevin Sumlin right now is that he knows exactly what he needs to do with the Aggies in 2017 to return to coach the Aggies next season…

Win 10+ Games

…and now at 2 – 1 on the season with these games left to played…

Arkansas – Dallas
South Carolina
Alabama
At Florida
Mississippi State
Auburn
New Mexico
At Ole Miss
At LSU

….if A&M loses to Arkansas on Saturday Kevin Sumlin can go ahead and start talking to Realtors about putting his house up for sale come December and YES Arkansas is a MUST WIN Game for Kevin Sumlin and Texas A&M!

Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech vs. Houston – For all of the Hullabaloo about Kliff Kingsbury becoming the head football coach at Texas Tech the reality is he has been a…

Below Average Coach

….at Tech posting records of…

Overall: 26 – 26

Big 12: 13 – 23

Sorry Kliff…that is Below Damn Average Son…and if you win less than 7 games in 2017 the reality is the Kliff Kingsbury Show in Lubbock will exit stage left and now at 2 – 0 with these games left to be played…

At Houston
Oklahoma State
At Kansas
At West Virginia
Iowa State
At Oklahoma
Kansas State
Baylor – Dallas
TCU
At Texas

….we don’t see how in the Hell the Red Raiders win 7 games if they don’t beat Houston on Saturday = MUST WIN Game for Kingsbury and Texas Tech!

Lance Leipold, Buffalo vs. FAU – In three seasons as the head coach at Buffalo Lance Leipold has posted records of…

Overall: 8 – 19

MAC: 4 – 12

….and we really don’t think Leipold can survive a third straight losing season and thus why Saturday’s matchup at home against FAU is not only critical it is a MUST WIN Game if Buffalo is going to get to 6+ wins in 2017!

Lane Kiffin, FAU vs. Buffalo – This is simpler than Gus Malzahn beating Missouri for Lane Kiffin and beating Buffalo….

If you lose to Buffalo Son….your ass is going right on the Hot Seat by Monday morning!

Oh that will be great fun so go Buffalo Bulls!

Brian Kelly, Notre Dame vs. Michigan State – Brian Kelly is now coaching on a knife’s edge at Notre Dame not just because his record over the last 16 games coaching the Irish is…

6 – 10

…but also because Kelly’s…

Pompous Arrogant Ass that spun up the Universe in this spare time Act

…is getting very old in South Bend and with that in mind Kelly really can’t lose more than ONE more game in 2017 if he hopes to return to coach the Irish in 2018 so Yes that makes the game against Michigan State a MUST WIN Game for Brian Kelly and Notre Dame!

 

 

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