“The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.”
‘Good managers have a bias for action.”
“Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.”
“Remember my mantra: distinct… or extinct.”
“Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing… layout, processes, and procedures.”
“Vision is dandy, but sustainable company excellence comes from a huge stable of able managers.”
“Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.”
“Creating in all employees the awareness that their best efforts are essential and that they will share in the rewards of the company’s success.”
“Transforming leadership, [is defined as] leadership that builds on man’s need for meaning, leadership that creates institutional purpose … he is the value-shaper, the exemplar, the maker of meanings … he is the true artist, the true pathfinder.”
“What gets measured gets done.”
“Every excellent company we studied is clear on what it stands for, and takes the process of value shaping seriously. In fact, we wonder whether it is possible to be an excellent company without clarity on values and without having the right sorts of values.”
The Big Four: Out-read ’em. Out-study ’em. Out-present ’em. Out-listen ’em.
Passion, Enthusiasms, Appetite for Life, Engagement, Great Causes & Determination to Make a Damn Difference, Commitment to Excellence Shared Adventures, Bizarre Failures, Growth Beyond Measure, Insatiable Appetite for Change.”
“Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change.”
“Give a lot, expect a lot, and if you don’t get it, prune.”
“If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.”
“Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.”
“The magic formula that successful businesses have discovered is to treat customers like guests and employees like people.”
“Winners must learn to relish change with the same enthusiasm and energy that we have resisted it in the past.”
“Celebrate what you want to see more of.”
“The best leaders… almost without exception and at every level, are master users of stories and symbols.”
“We found that the most exciting environments, that treated people very well, are also tough as nails. There is no bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo… excellent companies provide two things simultaneously: tough environments and very supportive environments.”
“There is no such thing as a minor lapse of integrity”
“If not excellence, what? If not excellence now, when?”
“A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.”
“A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.”
“A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier.”
“A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.”
“A professor must have a theory as a dog must have fleas.”
“A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably be unendurable.”
“All government, of course, is against liberty.”
“All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.”
“Before a man speaks it is always safe to assume that he is a fool. After he speaks, it is seldom necessary to assume it.”
“Communism, like any other revealed religion, is largely made up of prophecies.”
“Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking.”
“Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses.”
“Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.”
“Don’t overestimate the decency of the human race.”
“Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.”
“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.”
“For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.”
“I believe in only one thing: liberty; but I do not believe in liberty enough to want to force it upon anyone.”
“I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time.”
“I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.”
“I go on working for the same reason that a hen goes on laying eggs.”
“If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner.”
“It doesn’t take a majority to make a rebellion; it takes only a few determined leaders and a sound cause.”
“It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man.”
“It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise, just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine it run by a board of gods.”
“It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.”
“Man weeps to think that he will die so soon; woman, that she was born so long ago.”
“Most people are unable to write because they are unable to think, and they are unable to think because they congenitally lack the equipment to do so, just as they congenitally lack the equipment to fly over the moon.”
“Most people want security in this world, not liberty.”
“Platitude: an idea (a) that is admitted to be true by everyone, and (b) that is not true.”
“Puritanism. The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.”
“Say what you will about the ten commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them.”
“Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious.”
“Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him.”
“The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.”
“The cynics are right nine times out of ten.”
“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out… without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.”
“The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear – fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety.”
“The theory seems to be that as long as a man is a failure he is one of God’s children, but that as soon as he succeeds he is taken over by the Devil.”
“To die for an idea; it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true!”
“We must be willing to pay a price for freedom.”
‘When a new source of taxation is found it never means, in practice, that the old source is abandoned. It merely means that the politicians have two ways of milking the taxpayer where they had one before.”
“It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull.”
“To sum up: 1. The cosmos is a gigantic fly-wheel making 10,000 revolutions a minute. 2. Man is a sick fly taking a dizzy ride on it. 3. Religion is the theory that the wheel was designed and set spinning to give him the ride.”
“The fact is that the average man’s love of liberty is nine-tenths imaginary, exactly like his love of sense, justice and truth. He is not actually happy when free; he is uncomfortable, a bit alarmed, and intolerably lonely. Liberty is not a thing for the great masses of men. It is the exclusive possession of a small and disreputable minority, like knowledge, courage and honor. It takes a special sort of man to understand and enjoy liberty — and he is usually an outlaw in democratic societies.”
“The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught.”
“I believe in the complete freedom of thought and speech — alike for the humblest man and the mightiest, and in the utmost freedom of conduct that is consistent with living in organized society.”
“I believe in only one thing and that thing is human liberty. If ever a man is to achieve anything like dignity, it can happen only if superior men are given absolute freedom to think what they want to think and say what they want to say. I am against any man and any organization which seeks to limit or deny that freedom. . . [and] the superior man can be sure of freedom only if it is given to all men.”
“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.”
“Always do everything you ask of those you command.”
“Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.”
“Americans play to win at all times. I wouldn’t give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war.”
“Better to fight for something than live for nothing.”
“Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.”
“Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.”
“I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.”
“If a man has done his best, what else is there?”
“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”
“If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened.”
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”
“Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.”
“The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That’s the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!”
“There is only one sort of discipline, perfect discipline.”
“We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.”
“You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.”
…but head coach David Beaty did fire his OC Doug Meacham last week which is like tossing your Executive Officer overboard on US Navy ship as you head towards a reef so you can make sure you hit the reef in the just the right way but come now….in 4 seasons at Kansas Beaty is sitting on records of…
Overall: 5 – 37
Big 12: 1 – 29
…and the Jayhawks still have to play in 2018 games against…
At Texas Tech TCU Iowa State At Kansas State At Oklahoma Texas
….and we don’t see KU winning any of those games so everyone knows where this is going and as John Wayne said playing character Davey Crockett in the movie The Alamo…
“I always counted on dying, it’s just the where and the when I’m not sure of right now!”
It’s down the Where and the When…just like with Davey Crockett at The Alamo!
2. Chris Ash, Rutgers – Ole Steve Politi wrote after the Rutgers loss to Maryland on Saturday…
…because your ass MUST BE BOUGHT OUT….unless of course the people running Rutgers Athletics needs to have their asses fired and run out of town!
3. Gus Malzahn, Auburn – What we saw on Saturday in the Tennessee – Auburn game wasn’t just an…
Inferior Football Team in Tennessee by 2 or 3 times that beat Auburn on its homefield
….but watching a replay of the game we saw….
Auburn Football Players QUITTING
…which makes sense because we wrote in this blog last week that…
Gus Malzahn has QUIT coaching the Auburn football team!
Now…when we say that Gus Malzahn has QUIT coaching the Auburn football team we are saying that because we believe there is a reason why Malzahn has QUIT and that reason…in our humble opinion is…
Gus Malzahn in a Petty, Selfish, and in a Big Ego kind of way has created a toxic place for his assistant coaches to work and that has now seeped down to the Auburn players and unless someone owns up….make that Gus Malzahn accepts direct responsibility for his Pitiful Pettiness, Selfishness, and Massive Ego…and apologizes for acting like a Spoiled Pompous Arrogant Ass to his coaches and players…NOTHING is going to change at Auburn and the now…
4 – 3 Tigers
…will be lucky to win another game….YES lucky to even beat Liberty at home in November since Liberty just beat Troy….this season with these games left:
At Ole Miss Texas A&M At Georgia Liberty At Alabama
Maybe Gus Malzahn is hoping that Auburn doesn’t win another game and that he will get his ass run off The Plains with $32 million dollars in early December but….we have it on good authority that if Auburn collapses down the stretch and it’s obvious as Hell that Gus Malzahn has Totally Damn QUIT on his football team that Malzahn will have go into court to get that $32M or take a lot less if Auburn runs his ass out of town because when you Flat-Out QUIT your ass is not fulfilling the obligations inherent in being the…
Head Football Coach of the Auburn Tigers!
What is probably coming for Gus Malzahn and the Auburn football team?
Trouble….we see lots of trouble ahead with potentially the President at Auburn getting fired followed by Gus Malzahn getting fired and anyone else that signed-off on the Idiocy of giving someone a 7 year $49 million fully guaranteed contract getting their asses out of Auburn….that’s the trouble that is coming plus a few other items as well if this does indeed implode that will make the insanity around Terry Bowden getting run from Auburn almost 3 decades ago look sane by comparison!
4. Randy Edsall, Connecticut – During this past Summer when about a dozen Coaches Hot Seat members were on our 2018 See America RV Tour which included visits to 30 US states we drove from Gettysburg Battlefield in Pennsylvania to the Hartford area to spend the night before heading into Boston the next day. We went to Hartford because we wanted to meet with a UConn alum + booster of ours to talk to him about Randy Edsall and he met us at a great barbecue restaurant near the Hartford airport called theBear’s Smokehouse.
“It’s a Damn Mess and has been for awhile. (meaning UConn football.) In my opinion anything less than 6 wins this season and Randy is gone, but who would we hire?”
Our UConn alum + booster passed along a few other tidbits about UConn football we will not post in this spot for various reasons, but if Randy Edsall does need to win 6 games in 2018 then the 1 – 5 Huskies with only a win over FCS Rhode Island and still to play these games…
At South Florida UMass At Tulsa SMU At East Carolina Temple
….better Damn get busy but come now…is there anyone on Earth thinks UConn will win more than one more game the rest of this season?
Didn’t think so!
We happen to know 3 or 4 coaches we think could turn around and win at UConn in a short amount of time which we passed along to our UConn alum + booster and let’s hope he has passed those names along to the folks at UConn because it looks like 2018 is going to be nothing short of a Total Freaking Disaster for the Huskies!
5. Larry Fedora, North Carolina – By all rights North Carolina should have beaten Virginia Tech on Saturday before losing 22 – 19 to the Hokies at home and with that loss Larry Fedora is…
5 – 16
….in his last 21 games at UNC and things don’t get any easier with these games left in 2018…
At Syracuse At Virginia Georgia Tech At Duke Western Carolina NC State
We would guess that UNC maybe wins 2 more games to finish at…
3 – 9
…for the second straight season and Larry Fedora’s buyout on December 1, 2018….
Now that is Freaking Hilarious because we would not give a contract like that to Nick Saban but then we don’t work in the Total Damn Freaking Fantasyland that is a college campus where ADs make contracts with coaches with…
Other People’s Money
…so what the Hell do they care if they create Totally Damn Stupid contracts?
Hint: They don’t care at all!
Thus why there are so many asinine contracts in college football and also because Athletic Directors and Presidents are…
So Damn Easy To Roll!
6. Brent Brennan, San Jose State – In Brent Brennan’s 19 th game as the head football coach at San Jose State his team got beat by Army….at home mind you…by the score of…
52 – 3
…which leaves Brennan’s records at…
Overall: 2 – 17
MWC: 1 – 10
Oh…San Jose State now at 0 – 6 on the season still has to play in 2018 games against…
At San Diego State UNLV At Wyoming At Utah State Nevada At Fresno State
That looks like at best…a record of….
1 – 11
…for San Jose State in Brennan’s second year on the job and that is not something we would tolerate if we were the AD at SJSU but then come now…if we were the AD at SJSU we would be interested in actually…
Finding a Head Football Coach that could Win Some Football Games
…not looking for a coach that checks off a few boxes and gets recommendations from a few people….many of them out of the game of football because they also got their asses run out of jobs!
That’s just us now and then you have ADs that Don’t Know Their Asses From the Side of a Barn when it comes to hiring football coaches…hiring fraud football coaches that have No Damn Idea how to lead a football program and to win football games on a regular basis across America!
7. Bobby Petrino, Louisville – Louisville lost to Boston College on Saturday by the score of…
38 – 20
…which drops the Cardinals record down to 2 – 5 on the year with games still to play against…
Wake Forest At Clemson At Syracuse NC State Kentucky
We don’t think Louisville will win another game this season and that Mark Stoops and the Kentucky Wildcats will DESTROY Louisville in the last game of the season which will be followed by Bobby Petrino being fired by the AD at Louisville.
That is all.
8. Lovie Smith, Illinois – On Saturday Lovie Smith coached his 30 th football game at Illinois against Purdue and his team lost at home to a team with roughly the same amount of talent in Purdue by the score of…
46 – 7
…and what you saw on Saturday was…
Jeff Brohm – A College Head Coach That Has A Damn Clue
Lovie Smith – A College Head Coach That Has No Damn Clue
….and if you cannot figure out a way to not Get Your Damn Ass Whipped All Over The Damn Field in your 30 th game as a head coach going against a team with the same talent as you…
Your Ass Is NEVER Going To Figure It Out!
Lovie Smith is his third year coaching the Illini and his records now stand at…
Overall: 8 – 22
Big Ten: 3 – 18
…and Illinois still have games left against…
At Wisconsin At Maryland Minnesota At Nebraska Iowa At Northwestern
We don’t see Illinois winning another game in 2018 but Lovie is being paid…
Josh Whitman is the AD at Illinois and not only was the hiring of Lovie Smith to coach a college football team…
..but to give a guy who had never been a college head football coach the above contract in our opinion means that…
Josh Whitman’s ass should be fired today
…but come now…we are talking about an AD here where being…
Stupid As Hell is actually a Freaking Job Requirement!
Anyone that tells you someone is smart because they are an attorney we note that Josh Whitman’s Wikipedia entry says he was graduated…
Summa Cum Laude from the Illinois School of Law!
Now that’s Freaking Hilarious because when Lovie Smith was hired by Illinois three years ago a friend of ours that has worked in the NFL for 30+ years said to us….
“This will turn out to be the Stupidest Hire in recent college football history!”
Close…but there’s a few even worse with Charlie Weis being hired by Kansas easily in our opinion the…
Worst Hire since the end of World War II in major college football
….but Lovie Smith being hired by Illinois might just be #2!
9. Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech – So let’s get this straight….
Paul Johnson had a long-term grudge against Louisville defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder so Johnson’s Georgia Tech team whips the Cardinals by a score of…
66 – 31
….but then that same team led by the same coach loses to Duke at home a week later by the score of…
28 – 14
Now what Damn sense does that make and why in the Hell was Paul Johnson not fired on the field after the Duke game?
We have several Georgia Tech alum friends been fed-up with Paul Johnson’s Horseshit for years now and being good engineers who work their asses off in their day jobs they don’t let that the Yellow Jackets look like Total Shit on the field really bother their daily lives but come now…
Over the past two seasons Georgia Tech’s combined record now stands at…
8 – 10
…and Tech still has to play in 2018 games against…
At Virginia Tech At North Carolina Miami Virginia At Georgia
What…Tech might win 2 more games in 2018 and finish with a second straight 5 win season in Paul Johnson’s 11 th year at the school where Johnson seems more interested in settling scores with other coaches than winning Games and Championships?
Exactly why we would have fired Paul Johnson on the field right after the Duke game on Saturday!
10. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State – It’s not easy to find out what’s going on at schools around the country with their football programs on a day-to-day basis with the way coaches hide their football programs from most everyone, but we hear enough things from our contacts and by reading things in the media to form opinions and something we have been kicking around at Coaches Hot Seat for about a year is new Coaches Ranking called the…
Laziest Ass College Head Football Coaches
…and in our opinion if we had to list the 10 Laziest Ass College Head Football Coaches who in our opinion do a Helluva Lot less work than other coaches around the country the that list would start with…
1. Gus Malzahn, Auburn 2. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State
Why is it our opinion that Gus Malzahn and Mike Gundy are the 2 Laziest Ass College Football Head Coaches in America?
We don’t have to answer that question because…it’s our opinion as Americans and US Military Combat Vets and Mike “I Am A Man but a Lazy Ass Man In Our Opinion” Gundy can stuff that opinion…
Where The Sun Doesn’t Shine!
Even if Mike Gundy is Lazy As Hell….and in our opinion Ole Gundy is Lazy As Hell and has been for a couple of years now as he has shopped his ass around to any school with a job opening that might consider his ass…be lucky you didn’t hire him because Gundy is Lazy As Hell in our opinion….what has landed Gundy on the Hot Seat is the performance of his football team which after losing to a…
Pitiful Kansas State team on Saturday
…is now 4 – 3 on the season and things aren’t going to get any better because…
When Your Head Coach is Lazy As Hell
…and you still have to play games against…
Texas At Baylor At Oklahoma West Virginia At TCU
…there’s a decent chance the Cowboys don’t win another game this season and checking the USA Today Coaches Salaries list we see that Gundy’s buyout on December 1, 2018 is…
…and that might be a number that T. Boone Pickens would be wise to write a check for since Ole Boone is 90 years old and if he wants to see Okie State win a national title that’s not something he will see with a..
Lazy Ass Head Coach in Stillwater!
Memo to T. Boone Pickens: Boone, we know a Helluva Head Football Coach that would love to have the Oklahoma State job and in addition to not being Lazy As Hell like Mike Gundy he could win in 2019 so you might want to get that checkbook out and make it out to…
…for $16.25 Million Dollars and on the comments line just write in:
To fire the 2 nd Damn Laziest Coach in College Football!
In our humble opinion of course!
You want the name of that coach Boone just give us a call…you
should have our number!
“A lot of people like to do certain things, but they’re not that good at it. Keep going through the things that you like to do, until you find something that you actually seem to be extremely good at. It can be anything.”
“Everybody has talent, it’s just a matter of moving around until you’ve discovered what it is.”
“Part of the issue of achievement is to be able to set realistic goals, but that’s one of the hardest things to do because you don’t always know exactly where you’re going, and you shouldn’t.”
“Star Wars” is fun, its exciting, its inspirational, and people respond to that. It’s what they want.”
“Whatever has happened in my quest for innovation has been part of my quest for immaculate reality.”
“When you are a beginning film maker you are desperate to survive. The most important thing in the end is survival and being able to get to your next picture.”
“Working hard is very important. You’re not going to get anywhere without working extremely hard.”
“You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.”
“Dreams are extremely important. You can’t do it unless you can imagine it.”
“Luke, there is no try, there is either do or not do.”
“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”
“In my experience, there’s no such thing as luck.”
“You sort of see these recurring themes where a democracy turns itself into a dictatorship, and it always seems to happen kind of in the same way, with the same kinds of issues, and threats from the outside, needing more control. A democratic body, a senate, not being able to function properly because everybody’s squabbling, there’s corruption.”
“Being in Washington is more fictional than being in Hollywood.”
“Don’t avoid the cliches – they are cliches because they work!”
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
“Yoda: Ready are you? What know you of ready? For eight hundred years have I trained Jedi. My own counsel will I keep on who is to be trained. A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away… to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing. Hmph. Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. A Jedi craves not these things. You are reckless.”
“[Luke has seen a vision of Han, Leia and Chewie being tortured in Cloud City] Luke: I saw – I saw a city in the clouds. Yoda: [nods] Friends you have there. Luke: They were in pain… Yoda: It is the future you see. Luke: The future? [pause] Luke: Will they die? Yoda: [closes his eyes for a moment] Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future. Luke: I’ve got to go to them. Yoda: Decide you must, how to serve them best. If you leave now, help them you could; but you would destroy all for which they have fought, and suffered.”
“C-3PO: Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to 1. Han Solo: Never tell me the odds. “
“[Luke can’t levitate his X-Wing out of the bog]
Luke: I can’t. It’s too big. Yoda: Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land and the ship.”
“Yoda: I am wondering, why are you here? Luke: I’m looking for someone. Yoda: Looking? Found someone, you have, I would say, hmmm? Luke: Right… Yoda: Help you I can. Yes, mmmm. Luke: I don’t think so. I’m looking for a great warrior. Yoda: Ohhh. Great warrior. [laughs and shakes his head] Yoda: Wars not make one great.”
“Luke: All right, I’ll give it a try. Yoda: No. Try not. Do… or do not. There is no try.
“[Using the Force, Yoda effortlessly frees the X-Wing from the bog] Luke: I don’t, I don’t believe it. Yoda: That is why you fail.”
“Yoda: Yes, run! Yes, a Jedi’s strength flows from the Force. But beware of the dark side. Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will, as it did Obi-Wan’s apprentice. Luke: Vader… Is the dark side stronger? Yoda: No, no, no. Quicker, easier, more seductive. Luke: But how am I to know the good side from the bad? Yoda: You will know… when you are calm, at peace, passive. A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, NEVER for attack. Luke: But tell my why I can’t… Yoda: No, no! There is no “why””
“Luke: I won’t fail you. I’m not afraid. Yoda: You will be. You… will… be.”
“Luke: There’s something not right here… I feel cold. Death. Yoda: [points to a cave opening beneath a large tree] That place… is strong with the dark side of the Force. A domain of evil it is. In you must go. Luke: What’s in there? Yoda: Only what you take with you.”
“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”
“Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.”
“Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age.”
“Don’t bother people for help without first trying to solve the problem yourself.”
“Experts often possess more data than judgment.”
“Fit no stereotypes. Don’t chase the latest management fads. The situation dictates which approach best accomplishes the team’s mission.”
“Get mad, then get over it.”
“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.”
“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.”
“Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.”
“Never neglect details. When everyone’s mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.”
“No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.”
“Organization charts and fancy titles count for next to nothing.”
“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”
“Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.”
“Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard.”
“The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.”
“The commander in the field is always right and the rear echelon is wrong, unless proved otherwise.”
COLIN POWELL’S 13 RULES OF LEADERSHIP
1. It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning. 2. Get mad, then get over it. 3. Avoid having your ego so close to your position that, when your position falls, your ego goes with it. 4. It can be done! 5. Be careful what you choose, you may get it. 6. Don’t let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision. 7. You can’t make someone else’s choices. You shouldn’t let someone else make yours. 8. Check small things. 9. Share credit. 10. Remain calm. Be kind. 11. Have a vision. Be demanding. 12. Don’t take counsel of your fears or naysayers. 13. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”
“A man’s moral conscience is the curse he had to accept from the gods in order to gain from them the right to dream.”
“A mule will labor ten years willingly and patiently for you, for the privilege of kicking you once.”
“All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.”
“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”
“An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn’t know why they choose him and he’s usually too busy to wonder why.”
“Clocks slay time… time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.”
“Facts and truth really don’t have much to do with each other.”
“Given a choice between grief and nothing, I’d choose grief.”
“Hollywood is a place where a man can get stabbed in the back while climbing a ladder.”
“I believe that man will not merely endure. He will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.”
“I have found that the greatest help in meeting any problem is to know where you yourself stand. That is, to have in words what you believe and are acting from.”
“I’m bad and I’m going to hell, and I don’t care. I’d rather be in hell than anywhere where you are.”
“I’m inclined to think that a military background wouldn’t hurt anyone.”
“It’s a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can’t eat for eight hours; he can’t drink for eight hours; he can’t make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work.”
“Man performs and engenders so much more than he can or should have to bear. That’s how he finds that he can bear anything.”
“My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky.”
“The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.”
“The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.”
“There is something about jumping a horse over a fence, something that makes you feel good. Perhaps it’s the risk, the gamble. In any event it’s a thing I need.”
“Tomorrow night is nothing but one long sleepless wrestle with yesterday’s omissions and regrets.”
‘We have to start teaching ourselves not to be afraid.”
“You should approach Joyce’s Ulysses as the illiterate Baptist preacher approaches the Old Testament: with faith.”
“Even a liar can be scared into telling the truth, same as an honest man can be tortured into telling a lie.”
“Be scared. You can’t help that. But don’t be afraid. Ain’t nothing in the woods going to hurt you unless you corner it, or it smells that you are afraid. A bear or a deer, too, has got to be scared of a coward the same as a brave man has got to be.”
“I decline to accept the end of man. It is easy enough to say that man is immortal because he will endure: that when the last ding-dong of doom has clanged and faded from the last worthless rock hanging tideless in the last red and dying evening, that even then there will still be one more sound: that of his puny inexhaustible voice, still talking. I refuse to accept this. I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. The poet’s, the writer’s, duty is to write about these things. It is his privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past. The poet’s voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail.” Nobel Prize Speech, December 1950
“Mr. Khrushchev says that Communism, the police state, will bury the free ones. He is a smart gentleman, he knows that this is nonsense since freedom, man’s dim concept of and belief in the human spirit is the cause of all his troubles in his own country. But if he means that Communism will bury capitalism, he is correct. That funeral will occur about ten minutes after the police bury gambling. Because simple man, the human race, will bury both of them. That will be when we have expended the last grain, dram, and iota of our natural resources. But man himself will not be in that grave. The last sound on the worthless earth will be two human beings trying to launch a homemade spaceship and already quarreling about where they are going next.” Speech in New York, October 1959
“No one is without Christianity, if we agree on what we mean by that word. It is every individual’s individual code of behavior by means of which he makes himself a better human being than his nature wants to be, if he followed his nature only. Whatever its symbol — cross or crescent or whatever — that symbol is man’s reminder of his duty inside the human race. Its various allegories are the charts against which he measures himself and learns to know what he is. It cannot teach a man to be good as the textbook teaches him mathematics. It shows him how to discover himself, evolve for himself a moral codes and standard within his capacities and aspirations, by giving him a matchless example of suffering and sacrifice and the promise of hope.” Paris Review Interview, 1958
The two great men in my time were Mann and Joyce. You should approach Joyce’s Ulysses as the illiterate Baptist preacher approaches the Old Testament: with “faith.”
“Life is motion, and motion is concerned with what makes man move — which is ambition, power, pleasure. What time a man can devote to morality, he must take by force from the motion of which he is a part. He is compelled to make choices between good and evil sooner or later, because moral conscience demands that from him in order that he can live with himself tomorrow. His moral conscience is the curse he had to accept from the gods in order to gain from them the right to dream.”
“I don’t think I’ll get married again. I’ll just find a woman I don’t like and give her a house. “
“I grew up in a very large family in a very small house. I never slept alone until after I was married. “
“Life is like a dogsled race. If you ain’t the lead dog, the scenery never changes.”
“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato. “
“Sex hasn’t been the same since women started enjoying it. “
“The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity. “
“The public, more often than not, will forgive mistakes, but it will not forgive trying to wriggle and weasel out of one.”
“You call to a dog and a dog will break its neck to get to you. Dogs just want to please. Call to a cat and its attitude is, ‘What’s in it for me?’ “
“The only way that I could figure they could improve upon Coca-Cola, one of life’s most delightful elixirs, which studies prove will heal the sick and occasionally raise the dead, is to put rum or bourbon in it.”
“Being a newspaper columnist is like being married to a nymphomaniac. It’s great for the first two weeks.”
“Baptists never make love standing up. They’re afraid someone might see them and think they’re dancing.”
“I have three ex-wives. I can’t remember any of their names, so I just call ’em Plaintiff.”
“I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence.”
“In the south there’s a difference between ‘Naked’ and ‘Nekkid.’ ‘Naked’ means you don’t have any clothes on. ‘Nekkid’ means you don’t have any clothes on … and you’re up to somethin’.”
“Kinky sex involves the use of duck feathers. Perverted sex involves the whole duck.”
“Real estate agents are God’s plague on mankind when locusts are out of season.”
“Women who drink white wine either want to get married, sell you a piece of real estate, or redecorate your house. Either way, it’s expensive.”
“Lewis’ advice to Atlantans in case of nuclear war: “If you live on the South side of Atlanta, get on I-75 and go south. If you live of the North side of Atlanta get on I-75 and go north. If you are a Yankee get on 285.” (Note to all you Yankees — I-285 is a continuous loop around the city)”
“I get letters from people who say, ‘What have you got against women?’ What could I possibly have against women? I’ve married three of them.”
“Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.”
“As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.”
“Every good citizen makes his country’s honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and its conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.”
“Fear not, the people may be deluded for a moment, but cannot be corrupted.”
“It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.”
“Never take counsel of your fears.”
“One man with courage makes a majority.”
“Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result.”
“The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power.”
“The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer… form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.”
“There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.”
“The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe.”
“The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country, than the coward who deserts her in the hour of danger.”
“Gentlemen! I too have been a close observer of the doings of the Bank of the United States. I have had men watching you for a long time, and am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves. I have determined to rout you out, and by the Eternal, (bringing his fist down on the table) I will rout you out!”
“But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.”
“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.”
“A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.”
“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.”
“I am impelled, not to squeak like a grateful and apologetic mouse, but to roar like a lion out of pride in my profession.”
“I have never smuggled anything in my life. Why, then, do I feel an uneasy sense of guilt on approaching a customs barrier?”
“I’ve lived in good climate, and it bores the hell out of me. I like weather rather than climate.”
“I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.”
“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”
“If you’re in trouble, or hurt or need – go to the poor people. They’re the only ones that’ll help – the only ones.”
“In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage.”
“It has always been my private conviction that any man who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming.”
“It has always seemed strange to me… the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.”
“It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.”
“No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.”
“Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of a loss of power.”
“Sectional football games have the glory and the despair of war, and when a Texas team takes the field against a foreign state, it is an army with banners.”
“The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true.”
“We spend our time searching for security and hate it when we get it.”
“Where does discontent start? You are warm enough, but you shiver. You are fed, yet hunger gnaws you. You have been loved, but your yearning wanders in new fields. And to prod all these there’s time, the Bastard Time.”
“Writers are a little below clowns and a little above trained seals.”
“We are lonesome animals. We spend all our life trying to be less lonesome. One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to say — and to feel — ”Yes, that’s the way it is, or at least that’s the way I feel it. You’re not as alone as you thought.””
“One man was so mad at me that he ended his letter: “Beware. You will never get out of this world alive.””
“If I wanted to destroy a nation, I would give it too much and I would have it on its knees, miserable, greedy and sick.”
“Man, unlike anything organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments.”
“Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream.”
“And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual. This is what I am and what I am about. I can understand why a system built on a pattern must try to destroy the free mind, for it is the one thing which can by inspection destroy such a system. Surely I can understand this, and I hate it and I will fight against it to preserve the one thing that separates us from the uncreative beasts. If the glory can be killed, we are lost.”
“In every bit of honest writing in the world … there is a base theme. Try to understand men, if you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love. There are shorter means, many of them. there is writing promoting social change, writing punishing injustice, writing in celebration of heroism, but always that base theme. Try to understand each other.”
“I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. It might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.”
“The profession of book-writing makes horse-racing seem like a solid, stable business.”
“Our species is the only creative species, and it has only one creative instrument, the individual mind and spirit of a man. Nothing was ever created by two men. There are no good collaborations, whether in art, in music, in poetry, in mathematics, in philosophy. Once the miracle of creation has taken place, the group can build and extend it, but the group never invents anything. The preciousness lies in the lonely mind of a man.”
“It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure on the world.”
“I guess this is why I hate governments. It is always the rule, the fine print, carried out by the fine print men. There’s nothing to fight, no wall to hammer with frustrated fists.
Excerpt from Travels with Charley, John Steinbeck
The next passage in my journey is a love affair. I am in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection, but with Montana it is love, and it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it. Once, when I raptured in a violet glow given off by the Queen of the World, my father asked me why, and I thought he was crazy not to see. Of course I know now she was a mouse-haired, freckle-nosed, scabby-kneed little girl with a voice like a bat and the loving kindness of a gila monster, but then she lighted up the landscape and me. It seems to me that Montana is a great splash of grandeur. The scale is huge but not overpowering. The land is rich with grass and color, and the mountains are the kind I would create if mountains were ever put on my agenda. Montana seems to me to be what a small boy would think Texas is like from hearing Texans. Here for the first time I heard a definite regional accent unaffected by TV-ese, a slow-paced warm speech. It seemed to me that the frantic bustle of America was not in Montana. Its people did not seem afraid of shadows in a John Birch Society sense. The calm of the mountains and the rolling grasslands had got into the inhabitants. It was hunting season when I drove through the state. The men I talked to seemed to me not moved to a riot of seasonal slaughter but simply to be going out to kill edible meat. Again my attitude may be informed by love, but it seemed to me that the towns were places to live in rather than nervous hives. People had time to pause in their occupations to undertake the passing art of neighborliness.
I found I did not rush through the towns to get them over with. I even found things I had to buy to make myself linger. In Billings I bought a hat, in Livingston a jacket, in Butte a rifle I didn’t particularly need, a Remington bolt-action .22, secondhand but in beautiful condition. Then I found a telescope sight I had to have, and waited while it was mounted on the rifle, and in the process got to know everyone in the shop and any customers who entered. With the gun in a vise and the bolt out, we zeroed the new sight on a chimney three blocks away, and later when I got to shooting the little gun I found no reason to change it. I spent a good part of a morning at this, mostly because I wanted to stay. But I see that, as usual, love is inarticulate. Montana has a spell on me. It is grandeur and warmth. If Montana had a seacoast, or if I could live away from the sea, I would instantly move there and petition for admission. Of all the states it is my favorite and my love.
At Custer we made a side trip south to pay our respects to General Custer and Sitting Bull on the battlefield of Little Big Horn. I don’t suppose there is an American who doesn’t carry Remington’s painting of the last defense of the center column of the 7th Cavalry in his head. I removed my hat in memory of brave men, and Charley saluted in his own manner but I thought with great respect.
The whole of eastern Montana and the western Dakotas is memory-marked as Injun country, and the memories are not very old either. Some years ago my neighbor was Charles Erskine Scott Wood, who wrote Heavenly Discourse. He was a very old man when I knew him, but as a young lieutenant just out of military academy he had been assigned to General Miles and he served in the Chief Joseph campaign. His memory of it was very clear and very sad. He said it was one of the most gallant retreats in all history. Chief Joseph and the Nez Percés with squaws and children, dogs, and all their possessions, retreated under heavy fire for over a thousand miles, trying to escape to Canada. Wood said they fought every step of the way against odds until finally they were surrounded by the cavalry under General Miles and the large part of them wiped out. It was the saddest duty he had ever performed, Wood said, and he had never lost his respect for the fighting qualities of the Nez Percés. “If they hadn’t had their families with them we could never have caught them,” he said. “And if we had been evenly matched in men and weapons, we couldn’t have beaten them. They were men,” he said, “Real men.”
“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.”
“I wear black because I’m comfortable in it. But then in the summertime when it’s hot I’m comfortable in light blue.”
“God’s the final judge for Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash too. That’s solely in the hands of God.”
“I read novels but I also read the Bible. And study it, you know? And the more I learn, the more excited I get.”
“Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money.”
“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.”
“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.”
“I am not a Christian artist, I am an artist who is a Christian.”
“Sometimes I am two people. Johnny is the nice one. Cash causes all the trouble. They fight.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Be thankful for the time you have.”
“Johnny Cash is a two-word answer for why it’s still good to be an American.” Rosanne Cash on her father Johnny Cash
It is always amazing how fast the college football season moves but then life itself moves fast as one gets older and we are getting old here at Coaches Hot Seat as we enter the midseason of our 12 th year doing CHS so that makes this about the 160 th time we have written the Post Week “X” Coaches Hot Seat Rankings using the Great Johnny Cash and his Terrific Song Ring of Fire to roast the coaches on the Hot Seat but before we bring Johnny out a few words on the Age of Scoring in College Football we are now right in the middle of.
Last week we wrote about the Age of Scoring in today’s College Football which is changing the game completely as head coaches see scoring more points as way to both control a football game and to provide insurance if your team makes mistakes and thus has a cushion to fall back on. Former Texas Head Coach Darrel Royal once said about a pass that…
“Three things can happen on a pass play and two of them are bad.”
….meaning an interception of course and an incomplete pass which in Royal’s mind was a wasted play as opposed to a run that gained 4 yards.
Today many coaches would laugh at such a notion that an incomplete pass was a wasted play since that could easily be made-up on the next play, but now that is a coach that has a quarterback that can make plays and bounce back from mistakes which not every college football team has as we all see every Saturday.
What is now happening in college football is that teams are pressing to score points from the opening possession to get on the board first and have some control of the game and in the process are putting pressure on the other team which is an often missed point that many coaching and playing the game of football do not completely understand.
Decades ago a legendary football coach gave a Coaches Hot Seat member the following charge:
“I would like for you to study the reaction and mistakes made by a team that is down in a football game by one more or more scores. Does the team make more mistakes if they are down on thescoreboard from the start of the game or just in the second half or do they not make more mistakes at all in working to get back to even or head of the competition. Also study if there are any mitigating factors that a team might have that allows them on multiple occasions to come back from being down in games often. If it is found that teams behind on the scoreboard tend to press and make more mistakes identify by what factor they make mistakes and if coaches in general or particular coaches tend to make mistakes when their football team is behind in a game. Finally, determine the advantage that a team gains towards winning the game if they are often ahead in the first half, at halftime, and in the second half and if teams ahead a lot on the scoreboard are able to bounce back more effectively if they lose the lead after being ahead for much of the game.”
The report that was produced for the above requests several decades ago has been circulating at Coaches Hot Seat for about 6 weeks now since our Summer Party at Lake Tahoe and it has got to be one of the most interesting reads on football that any of us have ever encountered.
Overall it seems very clear from the report that a team that often gets ahead on the scoreboard not only tends to win a lot more games than teams that often do not score first or are able to stay within reach of the other team on the scoreboard, and teams that fall behind early to the opposing team…
Tend to make 2-times more mistakes in the first half when behind
Tend to make 2 ˝ to 3-times more mistakes in the second half when behind
Teams that get ahead of the competition early in football games not only are able to control the flow of the game and win more games than teams that fall behind, but when the team behind comes back to tie or go ahead the team that was ahead first and for most of the game seems much more resilient in coming back to win the game in the end.
Now the above finding could have something to do with that the team that gets ahead early and stays ahead on the scoreboard is a better team, but what seems very clear from reading this report is that….
Teams that are often ahead on the scoreboard are overall more confident football teams than teams usually playing from behind.
There are some other fascinating findings in this study that are way too deep to get into in this spot, but one of the charges for the study was to see if there were any mitigating factors that often changed the fortunes of teams that routinely fell behind on the scoreboard but would often also comeback to win the game and the mitigating factor in that case was those teams….
Tended to have a great quarterback and a strong player on defense with one and often both of those players being great leaders on and off the field.
The Bottom-Line Point from this report is that it is vitally important for football teams to…
Get Ahead Early and Keep Scoring Points in football games because teams that routinely play ahead of their opposition on the scoreboard into the mid 3 rd quarter tend to win a Helluva lot of football games!
Of course, every football coach knows all of the above, but what makes this report very relative to the current Age of Scoring that College Football is now living in is that many coaches have embraced the idea of scoring lots of points early to both get ahead and subdue the competition, but also to provide a backstop of sorts of extra points if the team plays bad as the game wears on.
Scoring lots of points is now an insurance policy and college football coaches today are throwing out the ideas of Rockne, Leahy, Bryant, Hayes and other legends of the game who wanted to “control the game” by getting a small lead and hanging onto it which is now just…
…which will only get coaches asses onto the Hot Seat and their teams beat!
Get Ahead Early and Score As Many Points As Possible = How You Win Lots of Football Games!
Let’s get to the Post Week 6 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings and if you would please Mr. Cash give these Hot Seat Coaches Hell!
1. David Beaty, Kansas – Kansas played Top 10 West Virginia pretty well on Saturday but in David Beaty’s 42 nd football game at KU it was still another loss which now leaves Beaty’s records in 4 years on the job at….
Overall: 5 – 37
Big 12: 1 – 29
….which isn’t good in River City or any Damn city we know of and the Jayhawks still have to play in 2018:
At Texas Tech TCU Iowa State At Kansas State At Oklahoma Texas
We would bet that Kansas gets one more win to finish at 3 – 9 which would be…
6 Wins in 4 Years
…for David Beaty at Kansas and there’s just No Damn Way Beaty survives that kind of record.
2. Chris Ash, Rutgers – Reading the USA Today Coaches Salaries report this past week we could not help but laugh to learn that Rutgers head coach Chris Ash has a….
…as of December 1, 2018 and let’s take a look at what that Massively Stupid Contract that Chris Ash has gotten Rutgers exactly with Ash’s win/loss records in 3 seasons at the school:
Overall: 7 – 23
Big Ten: 3 – 19
That’s 7 wins in 3 seasons and the last head football coach at Rutgers was Kyle Flood who won….
18 Football Games
…in 3 seasons before getting fired and anyone with a working brain that has watched Rutgers play the last 3 seasons can see that the football team has gone BACKWARDS from the Flood years which weren’t all that great!
Let’s see what the 1 – 5 Scarlet Knights have left to play in 2018….
At Maryland Northwestern At Wisconsin Michigan Penn State At Michigan State
We don’t see Rutgers winning another game this season because if you can’t beat Illinois at home…
Which has won 8 games the last 3 seasons now….1 more than Rutgers….under Lovie Smith!
…then how in the Hell exactly you going to beat any of those teams left on the Rutgers schedule?
You Are Not is the answer to that question!
What was the former AD at Florida Jeremy Foley’s thought on firing someone…
“Anything that will have to be done eventually should be done immediately.”
3. Randy Edsall, UConn – UConn has played 5 FBS teams in 2018 and lost to every single one of them but take a look at the scores of those games….
5. Brent Brennan, San Jose State – San Jose State played a pretty average Colorado State team tough for awhile before losing 42 – 30 to drop to 0 – 5 on the season which takes head coach Brent Brennan’s records with the Spartans to…
Overall: 2 – 16
MWC: 1 – 10
….which isn’t so good especially when one considers the last head coach at SJSU, Ron Caragher, put up records in 4 seasons at the school of…
Overall: 19 – 30
MWC: 14 – 18
The San Jose State football program is stagnant at best and going backwards in reality and that’s a problem that head coach Brent Brennan better Damn fix and do it in a Helluva hurry!
6. Bobby Petrino, Louisville – What you are watching at Louisville is a football program coming apart at the seams in the wake of the entire Louisville athletic department coming apart at the seams in the last couple of years after it was built in our humble opinion on a pile of Bullshit and we fully expect the Cardinals program to continue to explode downwards and…
…or not save some kind of Come To Jesus moment soon there is nothing that will save Louisville from looking for a new head football coach come December….that is if the folks at Louisville actually want real breathing human beings at their football games next season!
Looking at what Louisville has left on their schedule in 2018…
At Boston College Wake Forest At Clemson At Syracuse NC State Kentucky
….we don’t see the Cardinals winning another game this season and Kentucky…
Totally Damn Destroying Louisville in the last game
….and if you believe in The Good and Doing Things Right then you will be hoping that the Wildcats will put a whipping on Petrino that is at least as bad as the….
66 – 31
….beating that Georgia Tech just put on Louisville!
7. Gus Malzahn, Auburn – With the loss to Mississippi State on Saturday Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn is now…
2 – 4
…in his last 6 games against Power 5 Conference Schools and we could not help but laugh out loud when finding out that Gus has a…
…if fired this season which maybe that is what Gus is wishing before because in our humble opinion…
Gus Malzahn is No Longer Coaching the Auburn Football Team and he has just Flat-Out Quit!
Yep…that’s our humble opinion but then Gus wouldn’t be the first person to get his ass on Easy Street and just Flat-Out Quit with Tens of Millions of Dollars coming now whether he wins another game or not….not that we think Gus Malzahn gives 2 rips if Auburn ever wins another football game!
We don’t take that opinion lightly and a former US Military Intelligence Officer here at Coaches Hot Seat who watches SEC Football very closely and all of the coaches press conferences in the SEC every week has watched Gus Malzahn’s press conferences in 2018 and the words he uses to describe Malzahn is…
“Total Indifference to his job as head football coach at Auburn.”
The now 4 – 2 Auburn Tigers have a Helluva Mess on their hands in a lot of ways we are choosing to not write about in this spot that are Auburn friends are passing along to us have left on their 2018 schedule….
Tennessee At Ole Miss Texas A&M At Georgia Liberty At Alabama
Auburn could sleepwalk through the game and beat Liberty…right?….and they have 3 or 4 more times talent than Tennessee so that should be an easy win at home…but can Auburn beat Ole Miss, A&M, Georgia and Alabama?
Our guess is that Auburn wins 3 more games to finish at…
7 – 5 in 2018
…which ANY Damn Stumblebum falling off a train rolling through Auburn before the season and taking over this talent-filled Auburn team could have won and for a Helluva Lot Less than the…
…that Auburn is paying Gus Malzahn this season who again in our humble opinion…
Has Flat-Out Quit on his Football Team!
8. Clay Helton, USC – Clay Helton must have been quite interested in watching Colorado beat Arizona State on Saturday with the undefeated Buffs headed to the LA Coliseum for a game next Saturday night in a game that Clay Helton and the Trojans cannot afford to lose if they hope to save this season from a Total Disaster!
The 3 – 2 Trojans have left in 2018….
Colorado At Utah Arizona State At Oregon State California At UCLA Notre Dame
…and we only see 2 sure-fire wins on there….Oregon State and UCLA….and the Trojans could lose both of those games easily so YES beating Colorado would be HUGE and we fully expect to see after a bye week to USC to come out and play…
Hard and Disciplined Football
….because a loss and dropping to 3 – 3 with what’s left….Not Good….Not Good At All for Clay Helton!
9. Chip Kelly, UCLA – They had the Washington – UCLA game on the big screen at Stanford Stadium before the Utah – Stanford game on Saturday night….
With the Stanford loss to Utah being nothing short of a Total Freaking Disaster for the Cardinal in Oh So Damn Many Ways!
…and the Bruins were certainly playing hard and the offense looked like it took another step-forward but UCLA has to get a win sometime this season…right?
Maybe….here’s what 0 – 5 UCLA has left in 2018:
At California Arizona Utah At Oregon At Arizona State USC Stanford
UCLA might get 2 wins in 2018….just maybe!
Maybe we will come see your team play Cal in Berkeley Chip….give those Bears Hell Son!
10. Kalani Sitake, BYU – The last thing that BYU head coach Kalani Sitake needed was to get blown-out by Utah State at home but that’s exactly what happened on Saturday losing 45 – 20 in a game that wasn’t even that close.
The 3 – 3 Cougars are now in a world of hurt because of what they have left on their schedule in 2018….
Hawaii Northern Illinois At Boise State At UMass New Mexico State At Utah
…and what Sitake needs to do is find 3 wins in those last 6 games because less than 6 wins in 2018 after 4 – 9 last season would be a bad look…a Very Bad Look!
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With Week 5 of the 2018 College Football Season in the books we can say 2018 has been an interesting year so far and that we are seeing some major trends that could impact college football for the long-term with the main trend being the increase in scoring which is being driven by head football coaches who no longer see as scoring a Helluva lot of points as a negative which it should have never been in the first place!
We have told the story many times about seeing Florida practice in the first-year under Steve Spurrier in 1990 during Fall camp before the season and recognizing immediately that the SEC Conference and as we came to see all of college football in general would be changed forever with Spurrier’s desire to score as many points as possible. Spurrier’s approach to the game with the Head Ball Coach winning….
1 National Title
8 SEC Conference Titles
….in 12 seasons at Florida was fully understood in the 1990s but as we approach 2020 the idea that a team should hang 30, 40 or even 50+ points on their opponents is not a bad thing because if you score 30, 40 or even 50+ points you are going to be a very hard football team to beat…as Barry Switzer knew in the 1970s in his “hang half-hundred” days in Norman coaching the Sooners!
We will be interested to see in the coming years how many coaches embrace the idea of “cutting loose” their offense to score as many points as possible to make winning football games all that much easier and how many coaches continue to try and play a possession game which will be doomed to fail as more points are piled up and the teams without the ability to score a lot finding themselves losing more games they win and those head coaches then finding their asses on the Hot Seat!
More Points on the Scoreboard = Insurance Against A Loss = Your Ass Not on the Hot Seat so…Score A Helluva Lot of Points Coaches!
With that in mind let’s bring out the Great Johnny Cash to give these Hot Seat Coaches Hell!
1. David Beaty, Kansas – Kansas is not an easy place to win football games which is certainly the case in today’s Big 12 Conference where you better be scoring 30+ points a game to have any chance to win a lot of games, but there comes a point when a head coach at Kansas either has to fish or cut bait and in Beaty’s fourth year at KU he is off to a 2 – 3 record which puts his overall records at KU at…
Overall: 5 – 36
Big 12: 1 – 28
You look with us at the rest of the Kansas schedule and tell us how many more games do you think the Jayhawks will win 2018?
At West Virginia At Texas Tech TCU Iowa State At Kansas State At Oklahoma Texas
Kansas could beat Kansas State…YES…that could happen but will Kansas beat anyone else besides KSU?
Not in our opinion and that is why we think the Kansas job will open up in November and just a note to college coaches out there that has an agent that is always calling around to ADs whispering in those ADs ears that “X” coach would be a great fit IF you have an opening down the road….
Don’t be talking to your agents about potential job openings during the season or your ass will take the focus off games you are coaching this year with your current team and you will get your ass upset as happened this past weekend which will cost you a shot at a better job!
Memo To College Head and Assistant Coaches that might be up for Head Coaching Jobs:
Quit talking to your agent during the Freaking Season you Damn Morons and tell your agent you will talk to him in late November at the earliest about potential job openings!
Some of these coaches…just not the brightest bulbs!
2. Lovie Smith, Illinois – Lovie Smith’s Illini had a bye week in Week 5 and return to play in Week 6 with a game at Rutgers which might be the only chance for Illinois to get another win in 2018….except for Nebraska which might not win a game itself in 2018!
Right now Lovie Smith’s records at Illinois in his third year on the job stand at…
Overall: 7 – 21
Big Ten: 2 – 17
…and if you were thinking that is BAD…you are RIGHT!
Illinois has left in 2018….
At Rutgers Purdue At Wisconsin At Maryland Minnesota At Nebraska Iowa At Northwestern
…and if we were an Illinois fan we would assume that….
…and Hell….maybe even
…are beatable this season but if we had to guess if Illinois does beat Totally Hapless Rutgers on Saturday they will finish the 2018 season at…
3 – 9 or 4 – 8
Can Lovie Smith survive posting even a 4 – 8 record in his third season at Illinois?
Not a snowball’s chance in Key West in August!
3. Chris Ash, Rutgers – Rutgers did play a decent game against a pretty good Indiana team on Saturday before losing 24 – 7 and in Week 6 the 1 – 4 Scarlet Knights host Illinois in a classic…
Hot Seat Coach vs. Hot Seat Coach
…game with the losing moving up in the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings unless Kansas doesn’t win again since it would impossible to get by David Beaty in the #1 Hot Seat unless the Jayhawks find a way to win another game this season.
Our guess…Rutgers finds a way to beat Illinois on Saturday in a close game!
Oh…Chris Ash’s record at Rutgers now stand at:
Overall: 7 – 22
Big Ten: 3 – 18
4. Randy Edsall, Connecticut – After Connecticut got blasted by Cincinnati on Saturday by the score of 49 – 7 after getting blasted by Syracuse 51 – 21 the week before we are not quite sure what is going on at UConn under Randy Edsall but we are sure of one Damn thing…
Whatever the Hell is going on it isn’t good!
UConn is now 1 – 4 on the season with these games left to play…
At Memphis At South Florida UMass At Tulsa SMU At East Carolina Temple
…and we had to guess the Huskies will finish 2018 with a….
2 – 10 or 3 – 9
….record after Edsall went 3 – 9 last year at UConn.
Will Randy Edsall be allowed to continue to field football teams that win 3 games a season?
Not in our humble opinion.
5. Larry Fedora, North Carolina – In Larry Fedora’s last 20 games at North Carolina, after the loss to Miami this past week, he is sitting on a record of…
5 – 15
…and that is run of football that no coach can survive at a place like UNC where the expectations by us here at Coaches Hot Seat is…
7 to 8 wins a year
…and with the Tar Heels now at 1 – 3 on the season they still have to face in 2018:
Virginia Tech At Syracuse At Virginia Georgia Tech At Duke Western Carolina NC State
With a bye in Week 6 how many games might UNC win in 2018?
Our guess the Tar Heels will finish at…
2 – 9 or 3 – 8
…with the UCF game cancelled and only 11 games on the schedule and can Fedora survive two straight 3 win seasons in Chapel Hill?
We don’t think so.
6. Major Applewhite, Houston – Houston got their cupcake win on Saturday against Texas Southern to raise their record to 3 – 1 on the season and now Major Applewhite and his Cougars need to take care of business in the next two games that Houston should easily win against…
Tulsa At East Carolina
…so they are 5 – 1 headed into the last 6 games of…
At Navy South Florida At SMU Temple Tulane At Memphis
In our opinion if Major Applewhite does not win 9 games in the 2018 regular season his job will be in serious jeopardy so taking care of business the next 2 weeks and winning at least 4 of the last 6 games Houston has on the docket is CRITICAL!
Keep your focus on THIS WEEK Major!
7. Brent Brennan, San Jose State – Brent Brennan and San Jose State almost got their first win of the year on Saturday with a 5-overtime loss to Hawaii at home but alas it was another loss which drops Brennan’s records in his 2 nd season at the school to…
Overall: 2 – 15
MWC: 1 – 9
…and the Spartans still have left to play in 2018…
Colorado State Army At San Diego State UNLV At Wyoming At Utah State Nevada At Fresno State
Colorado State at home is a very winnable game for the Spartans but do we see San Jose State winning more than 2 games in 2018?
Nope…don’t think so….but we do have it on pretty decent authority that if Brennan can somehow find a way to win 4 of his team’s last 8 games he will return to coach San Jose State in 2019 but alas…another 2 win or worse season….it will be Dandy Don Time!
8. Bobby Petrino, Louisville – To truly understand why Bobby Petrino gave a away a sure-fire win over Florida State on Saturday….
Bobby Petrino is one of the Most Arrogant Asses on the Earth
….which is why Petrino called a pass play on 1 st down with the ball on the Florida State 20 yard line and 2 minutes left in the game and just for that decision alone…
Bobby Petrino should be fired
…and in our opinion Bobby Petrino will be fired later this year because the folks at Louisville are sick and tired of Bobby Petrino and want to fire Bobby Petrino and that incredibly stupid decision on Saturday against FSU just made the decision to fire Bobby Petrino all that more easy when it does come…and in our opinion it will come before December 1, 2018.
Bobby Petrino could have had all kinds of great jobs in his life…
Auburn, LSU, Hell…even Alabama was looking at Petrino at one time
….but he ended up at Arkansas and made it into the 2 nd best team in the SEC West behind Alabama but then we all know what happened with the blonde and the motorcycle and that happened for the same Damn reason that Bobby Petrino threw the ball on 1 st down late in the game against Florida State….
Bobby Petrino is one of the Most Arrogant Asses on the Earth
Louisville is now 2 – 3 on the season with games left against…
Georgia Tech At Boston College Wake Forest At Clemson At Syracuse NC State Kentucky
…and our guess is the Cardinals will finish with a record of…
4 – 8 or 5 – 7 or 6 – 6
…and the folks at Louisville will be looking for a new head football coach come December whatever the team’s final record is in 2018 and we will say this…
Louisville is a Helluva Coaching Job for the right coach!
9. Clay Helton, USC – USC looked Very Average to borderline in Total Chaos in beating a Very Average Arizona team on Saturday night and with that win the Trojans are now 3 – 2 on the season and Clay Helton with what we will call a…
Disgraceful Performance Against Arizona
….now have a week off to get things straightened out with Colorado coming to the LA Coliseum on Friday, October 12 in a game that USC just…
Flat-Out Cannot Lose
….because of what they have left on the schedule after the Buffaloes:
At Utah Arizona State At Oregon State California At UCLA Notre Dame
If USC loses to Colorado we see the Trojans finishing at…
7 – 5
…on the 2018 season and if Clay Helton wins less than 9 games this season he is going to be in Helluva tough spot come late November especially if the Irish lay a whipping on USC in the Coliseum on Friday, November 23 which would be a Total Explosion sending USC fans, alumni and boosters into a Total Meltdown that might see the Head Coach and AD shown the door in South LA!
10. Chip Kelly, UCLA – Check-out the numbers for Chip Kelly’s offense at UCLA this season…they are UGLY!
Scoring Offense = #120 – 17.3 points per game
Total Offense = #118 – 319.7 yards per game
Rushing Offense = #103 – 131.5 yards per game
Passing Offense = #108 – 176.5 yards per game
Completion Percentage = #108 – .541%
Third Down Conversion = #121 – .304%
First Down Offense = #128 – 64
The above is nothing short of a Total Freaking Disaster for Chip Kelly’s offense at UCLA and watching the UCLA – Colorado game on Friday night we did see some improvements but those 4 – 0 Buffs everyone is talking about….they have beaten 4 teams who have a combined record of…
1 – 16
…so playing well against Colorado….not a Big Whoop!
UCLA is now 0 – 4 on the season and after a bye week the Bruins have games left against…
Washington At California Arizona Utah At Oregon At Arizona State USC Stanford
Will UCLA win even ONE game in 2018?
In our opinion….NO!
The reality is the whiz-bang offense that Chip Kelly had at Oregon from 2009 – 2012 is now run widely across college football and teams know how to defend it and unless Kelly can come up with something new and quick…
The Jig Is Up on Chip Kelly’s Offense and he WILL NOT make it past Year 2 at UCLA!
For over a decade we have had a contact within the UCLA Athletic Department who has passed along info on the football programs coached by Karl Dorrell, Rick Neuheisel, Jim Mora, and now Chip Kelly and that person has not only been very reliable but we also have very diligent in using any of that information directly since it was info that was very closely held by a very few people in Westwood. We talked to our contact on Sunday about the current state of UCLA football program and our contact’s main takeaway was:
College Football’s Week 4 is now in the books and we have noticed a trend both in this season and the last few seasons in that every weekend there are Heluva Lot of…
Un-Coached College Football Teams
….being fielded by coaches that should have their teams ready to play and yet….these teams are basically Un-Freaking-Coached!
What is an Un-Coached College Football Team exactly?
It’s a team that looks like the head coach and coaching staff just rolled the footballs out onto the practice field and went to the local bar and got sauced on the university Dime no less and no surprise the teams showed up at the games on Saturday….
Not Ready To Play Football!
The Week 4 Un-Coached College Football Teams Were…..
Virginia Tech Oklahoma State Tennessee Rutgers Nebraska Louisville Kansas State Oklahoma Mississippi State Arkansas
…that basically looked like the players coached themselves and we note that a Helluva Lot of the above teams have Head Coaches making….
$3M+ A Year
…and one cannot help but wonder what in the Hell they are doing at practice because they sure the Hell are NOT coaching their football teams!
Let’s get to the Post Week 4 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings which means bringing out the Great Johnny Cash to give these Hot Seat coaches Hell!
1. David Beaty, Kansas – David Beaty is now in his 4 th season coaching the Kanas Jayhawks and after the loss to Baylor Beaty’s records at KU now stand at:
Overall: 5 – 35
Big 12: 1 – 27
No…that’s not good but it’s going to get worse with what Kansas has left to play this season:
Oklahoma State (That is if the Mullet actually coaches his team this week!) At West Virginia At Texas Tech TCU Iowa State At Kansas State At Oklahoma Texas
Kansas State is very beatable but we cannot see Kansas winning more than 1 game left on their schedule or 3 games overall in 2018 and that means there will be a head coaching job opening up come late November at Kansas and if KU AD Jeff Long is smart he will go find someone who tosses the ball all over the lot and scores a Helluva lot of points…it’s the ONLY chance Kansas has at winning games in the Big 12!
Hey….Gundy may not coach his team again this week and maybe KU will beat the Cowboys in Lawrence!
Great Luck David Beaty!
2. Lovie Smith, Illinois – It took awhile but Penn State pulled away for a 63 – 24 win over the Illini on Friday night and now Lovie Smith’s records in his 3 rd year on the job at Illinois stand at:
Overall: 7 – 21
Big Ten: 2 – 17
Hey…that’s playing some GOOD football compared to what David Beaty is doing at Kansas but come on now…Lovie Smith at Illinois has been a Total Disaster in taking over a pretty decent Illini program and turning into a….Total Disaster!
Let’s see what the Illini have left in 2018:
At Rutgers Purdue At Wisconsin At Maryland Minnesota At Nebraska Iowa At Northwestern
Save Rutgers which the junior varsity team of the Little Sisters of the Poor could be we don’t see Illinois winning another game and finishing at 3 – 9 and leaving Lovie with….
8 Freaking Wins
…in 3 seasons coaching at Illinois which is the same number of wins…THREE…that Lovie got in his first season with the Illini!
No coach can survive that kind of record…even Lovie Smith!
3. Chris Ash, Rutgers – We are not quite sure what Chris Ash is doing at Rutgers because for Damn sure he is…
NOT Coaching the Rutgers Football Team
…and to prove that in his 3 rd season on the job Ash is sitting on records of:
Overall: 7 – 20
Big Ten: 3 – 16
Geez….that’s BAD and looking at the rest of the Illinois schedule for 2018…
Indiana Illinois At Maryland Northwestern At Wisconsin Michigan Penn State At Michigan State
…save Illinois which the junior varsity team from Slippery Rock University could beat we don’t see the Knights winning another game in 2018 which would mean…MAYBE…Chris Ash has….
8 Freaking Wins
…in 3 years at Rutgers!
Yes…the Rutgers job as well will be opening up come late November!
Think they would probably take Greg Schiano back in Piscataway and if Schiano promises to not be a Total Ass this time around we won’t bring up the whole Bucs fiasco when he is up for the Rutgers job like we did when he already had the Tennessee job last season!
4. Randy Edsall, Connecticut – We haven’t a Damn Clue why Randy Edsall left Connecticut for the Maryland job after the 2010 season when he took the Huskies to the Fiesta Bowl and we don’t have a Damn Clue why Connecticut hired Edsall back after he posted a record of…
22 – 34
….coaching the Maryland Terrapins over 5 seasons!
Whatever is going at Connecticut Randy Edsall’s records after returning to UConn in 2017 now stand at….
Overall: 4 – 12
AAC: 2 – 7
….and we are starting to think that UConn might be looking for a new head coach come late November because when you look at the rest of the Huskies schedule….
Cincinnati At Memphis At USF UMass At Tulsa SMU At East Carolina Temple
….do you see the Huskies winning more than 3 more games and 4 games total in 2018?
Didn’t think so and why Randy Edsall is now firmly on the Hot Seat and we don’t see that changing anytime soon!
5. Clay Helton, USC – Watching the Washington State – USC game from Eugene, Oregon on Friday night we could not help but think of the words of USC-alum buddy of ours on what Helton had to do to hang onto his job which were….
“Clay better Damn win out the rest of the games.”
…and it took a minor miracle for the Trojans to beat the Cougars and things don’t get any easier for Helton and USC with their upcoming schedule:
At Arizona Colorado At Utah Arizona State At Oregon State Cal At UCLA Notre Dame
We talked to that same USC-alum buddy of ours on Sunday who was still pissed out how the Trojans let Washington State run up and down the field on his team at the LA Coliseum on Friday night and he says to us again…
“Clay better Damn win out the rest of the games.”
Memo to Clay Helton: We would recommend you win out the rest of the games Son!
6. Larry Fedora, North Carolina – Larry Fedora and North Carolina got a nice win over Pitt at home on Saturday but even with that win the Tar Heels are…
5 – 15
…in their last 20 games under Fedora and thus why Fedora is firmly on the Hot Seat with these games left to play in 2018:
At Miami Virginia Tech At Syracuse At Virginia Georgia Tech At Duke Western Carolina NC State
Does anyone think Fedora and the Tar Heels can find 5 wins in their last 7 games to get to even 6 wins and get bowl eligible?
Didn’t think so and that is what Fedora needs to keep his job a birdie from the Great State of North Carolina told us last week…
Great Luck Larry!
7. Major Applewhite, Houston – Major Applewhite got a win over Texas Southern on Saturday to move to 3 – 1 which means Major will need…
6 More Wins
…to meet what we are now calling the…
Tillman Fertitta Standard of 10 Wins Per Season
…for the Houston football program and with 3 wins on the board let’s see what Houston has left in 2018 thinking a bowl game could get Houston that much needed 10 th win:
Tulsa At East Carolina At Navy USF At SMU Temple Tulane At Memphis
Our opinion….Houston has as MUCH or MORE talent than EVERY team left on its schedule except….
…where the talent is EQUAL and there’s no reason that Houston doesn’t win at least 6 of its last 8 games!
Yes…we would recommend that Major Applewhite win 9 games in the regular season just to be sure of your job security Son!
8. Willie Taggart, Florida State – Willie Taggart and Florida State finally beat an FBS team in the 4 th week of the season and now the 2 – 2 Seminoles have an opportunity to get a win in Week 5 against the imploding Louisville Cardinals which should be an interesting measuring stick for both teams since neither has looked worth a Crap in 2018!
Let’s look at the rest of FSU’s 2018 schedule:
At Louisville At Miami Wake Forest Clemson At NC State At Notre Dame Boston College Florida
Our opinion if FSU cannot beat Louisville on Saturday….they do NOT win another game this season to finish at 2 – 10 which would be nothing short of….
All-Out Code Red Total Disaster for Willie Taggart!
If FSU did only win 2 games in 2018 the $30M buyout of Willie Taggart and all his coaches + support staff might save Willie….but we doubt it!
Great Luck Willie!
9. Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech – We have been told all kinds of thing about the Disastrous Offseason that Virginia Tech just went through after Justin Fuente led the Hokies to…
…in his first 2 seasons at the school and for the most part we just laughed off the comments from our friends in and around the Va. Tech football program but one of those comments did stick with us and that comment was from a Va. Tech alum buddy ours who told us….
“There’s lots of Crazy Shit going on in Blacksburg…don’t know if it will do damage to the 2018 season though.”
We followed up to the above comment asking just what in the Hell our friend was talking about relative to the Virginia Tech program and his further comments will be kept to us and maybe provided to someone in the media to look into if the Hokies continue to implode like they did against Old Dominion on Saturday because there may be a BIG story here that a proper media organization can dig out and report on without getting their asses sued.
As for what’s going on with Virginia Tech football in 2018 the Hokies did indeed get DESTROYED by an Old Dominion team on Saturday that coming into this game has lost to…
At Liberty: 52 – 10
FIU: 28 – 20
At Charlotte: 28 – 25
…and yet ODU beat the Hokies by the score of….
49 – 35
Anyone else thinking there’s something “Rotten in Blacksburg” and that there’s something ODD going on there when you consider the Disastrous Offseason the Hokies are coming off of?
Thought so…Oh So Very Damn Odd it is!
Just our humble opinion but one of the BIG mistakes that Justin Fuente made when taking the Virginia Tech job was keeping DC Bud Foster around even if Bud Foster is a Helluva DC precisely because Foster being there so long with Frank Beamer probably thought he should have been the one who got the Hokies head coaching job…maybe for good reason…and there’s an Ole Rule in the US Navy…when a new Captain takes over the ship he is in COMMAND and there is no one left around that might question his COMMAND of the ship even if that means changing personnel.
Let’s see what the 2 – 1 Hokies who seem on the precipice of a Total Damn Disaster have left in 2018:
At Duke Notre Dame At North Carolina Georgia Tech Boston College At Pitt Miami Virginia
If the Hokies play like they did against ODU they will not win another game save Georgia Tech which is also now falling to pieces, and maybe Justin Fuente can survive a less than .500 record in Year 3 at Virginia Tech…and maybe he can’t if there is something else going on in Blacksburg that may or may not come to light in the coming weeks.
We shall see.
10. Brent Brennan, San Jose State – We really don’t know why San Jose State hired Brent Brennan in 2017 beyond that he had coached with the Spartans years ago and we say that because we know of one High-Profile Coach who would have loved the San Jose State job but didn’t even get a call and for Damn sure that High-Profile Coach would have won more than what Brent Brennan has won with San Jose State:
Overall: 2 – 14
MWC: 1 – 8
Can Brent Brennan survive another 2 win or worse season in 2018 with NO wins on the board now and still having to play the below games?
Hawaii Colorado State Army At San Diego State UNLV At Wyoming At Utah State Nevada At Fresno State
NOPE…not in our opinion and we don’t expect San Jose State to win a game in 2018 looking at the above schedule so maybe that High-Profile Coach will get a shot at the Spartans job again later this year!