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  "Football in its purest form remains a physical fight.  As in any fight, if you don’t want to fight, it’s impossible to win.”  Bud Wilkinson



Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Saturday, October 10, 2015 - Bud Wilkinson




“Morale and attitude are the fundamental ingredients to success.”


“If a team is to reach its potential, each player must willingly subordinate his own personal goals to the good of the team.”


“We compete, not so much against an opponent, but against ourselves. The real test is this: Did I make my best effort on every play?”


“I feel more strongly about this than anything else in coaching: Anybody who lacks discipline, who doesn’t want to be part of the team, who doesn’t want to meet the requirements – has to go. It’s that simple.”


“The man who tried his best and failed is superior to the man who never tried.”


“Losing is easy. It’s not enjoyable, but it’s easy.”


“If you are going to be a champion, you must be willing to pay a greater price.”


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10 College Football Head Coaches Facing CANNOT LOSE Games In Week SIX – “They got a name for the winners in the world….I want a name when I lose…they call Alabama the Crimson Tide….call me Deacon Blues…Deacon Blues.” – Enjoy the GREAT Steely Dan performing Deacon Blues!

“They got a name for the winners in the world….I want a name when I lose…they call Alabama the Crimson Tide….call me Deacon Blues…Deacon Blues.”

Enjoy the GREAT Steely Dan performing Deacon Blues!

Deacon Blues from unpretension on Vimeo.


1. Randy Edsall, Maryland vs. Ohio State – In the NINE seasons that Coaches Hot Seat has covered college football and coaches on the Hot Seat we have seen a lot of crazy takedowns of sitting head coaches by people around or on the inside of athletic departments but the story yesterday on 24/7 Sports on Randy Edsall’s imminent firing takes the Freaking Cake in the audacity department!

Maryland Expected to Fire Randy Edsall, Jeff Ermann, 24/7 Sports

“Randy Edsall is unlikely to survive as Maryland’s football coach past this weekend’s game against Ohio State, multiple sources close to the situation told InsideMDSports. Barring an unexpected last-minute reversal, Maryland will part ways with Edsall when the floundering Terps enter their mid-season bye week.”

Hey, we can completely understand why the folks at Maryland would want to fire Randy Edsall with him sitting on records of…

Overall: 22 – 33

Conference: 10 – 23

…now in his FIFTH season on the job BUT…

Putting out a Randy Edsall will be fired story right before Maryland plays at Ohio State which is only the SIXTH game of the season and when there are at least 50 teams in FBS that could beat the stumbling around Buckeyes on any given Saturday?

What the Hell happens if Maryland beats Ohio State on Saturday and then turns around and beats a very average Penn State team at home to improve their record to 4 – 3 and 2 – 1 in Big Ten play?

Here’s our thought on the role of an athletic director or anyone in an administrative role at an university that might be asked about the status of a head football coach…

The Coach Is the Coach Until He’s Not the Coach….PERIOD!

….but clearly to us here at Coaches Hot Seat someone at the University of Maryland wanted to send a very clear message that Randy Edsall was DONE in College Park no matter what the Hell happens against Ohio State and the rest of the 2015 college football season and to us that is…


Either call Randy Edsall in and fire him OR continue to support him and for Damn sure don’t be leaking to…


….that Edsall will be fire AFTER the Ohio State game!

What the Hell good does that do for Maryland football and the current Maryland players?

Strange times indeed at Maryland with Randy Edsall clearly on the Hot Seat and needing a win now…In the Worst Damn Way Possible!

Oh, if we were the head coach at Maryland right now we would use this leaked news that we were being fired to piss-off our football team and have the Terps playing like men possessed against the Buckeyes and in reality playing against the administration at Maryland!


2. Mark Richt, Georgia vs. Tennessee – A few decades ago when Coaches Hot Seat members were in college and long before political-correctness came to dominate American college campuses with Candy Ass Pussies running around saying all kinds of Crapola and laying all kinds of Candy Ass Pussy rules on anyone that moves a college professor could directly challenge his students in order to get them to THINK about the world and use their BRAINS which is the ultimate goal of a college education….well….it used to be which is to learn how to THINK!

One of our college professors did gets us to THINKING one day in class when in a philosophy course he asked for every student of any religion that believed in a Heaven or afterlife once you were dead to raise their hands. In that class that day about 80% of the students raised their hands with the other 20% falling into a category that could broadly be described as something like…

“Hell, I don’t have a clue what happens after we die!”

The philosophy professor then wrote down the number of students that believed in a Heaven or afterlife on the board which we will call 35 for this discussion and proposed the following which he did in order to get his students to THINK:


Philosophy Professor: “Consider for a moment that a large alien spaceship arrives on the Earth filled with people that look remarkably like humans but not totally like humans and they request to hold a press conference at the United Nations in New York City where leaders of countries from around the world and the media can ask questions of the aliens that remember….look remarkably like humans but not totally like humans. The aliens are of course allowed to have their meeting with nations from around the world and the media at the United Nations and they open this event by saying the following:

“We are your forefathers. We populated this planet tens of thousands of years ago with human beings and have watched from afar as you have developed over these many thousand years and we have returned now because you have reached the point that many advancing civilizations do when they either kill everyone on the planet with the very powerful weapons they have developed or they move forward as intelligent beings. We wanted to step-in at this point and say there is a way forward without all this killing which we have noted over the last few thousand years has often been indiscriminate killing over the different religions that have spread around the Earth. We must tell you now that there is no God as the religions of the Earth have conceived of him and the various prophets that different religions follow and worship are nothing but false Gods and are not the truth and we should know because we delivered humans to this planet. Our civilization is about 1 million years ahead of yours here on Earth and we long ago learned that our Universe is but one of several universes and that the ultimate Creator of what we all live in is not now or never has in the past communicated with anyone on Earth or any of the other alien civilizations we have run into during our vast travels in space. Very simply….your religions are all Bogus, there are no Heavens to go to after death, and all you have is your life on Earth and we are here to try and make that life….the lives of the Billions that now live on Earth….as best as it can be and hopefully as you move towards become a much more advanced intelligent species that forever ends the madness of violence on your planet and quits the silly worship of religions that have no basis in fact nor reality.”

The Philosophy Professor continued…

Now let me ask specifically the 35 people that raised their hands that believe in life after death or some kind of Heaven that you have been taught in your particular religion what would be your individual reaction to what these alien beings said especially if they were able to prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that what they were saying was true? Would you still worship the God you were raised to worship and still follow your religion and also more importantly for our discussion in this classroom would you live your life any other way now that you knew that there was no Heaven or Hell that would judge your life and actions upon your death, but instead your life on this Earth was the only thing you were going to get?

Amazingly that day in that classroom some students were not able to even with just a potential scenario to detach their minds from what they had been taught….some would say brainwashed….during their entire lives as it pertains to their particular religion to answer the Philosophy Professor’s questions honestly because they could not cross the threshold of even the idea that what they believed had been proved could be complete bunk relative to their religion….at least in the proposed scenario.

Of course the most important question posed by the Philosophy Professor which is a question as old as Socrates is a fundamental question of our lives on this Earth which is:

“What is the good life and why is living a good life so Damn important?”


Which brings us to Georgia head coach Mark Richt who as everyone knows and has been said by thousands is a…

“Good Christian Man”

….and thus let’s place Mark Richt in the above scenario and assume what would Mark Richt’s answers be to the Philosophy Professor’s questions:

In our opinion like most devoted Christians Mark Richt would be shaken to the core to learn there was no God…that Jesus Christ was not a prophet…that the religion he had built his life around was Bogus and that there was no Heaven that he and others would eventually go to but then that’s not the most important issue here…is it?

No it isn’t, because the most important question our Philosophy Professor posed that day was….

Would you now live your life any other way if you learned the religion you believed in was bogus?

In our opinion…for the most part Mark Richt would continue to live what Socrates called the good life doing good deeds, helping the poor, being a good neighbor, a good father and husband, and generally being a “good Christian” and right there is where the rubber meets the road on where Mark Richt has struggled in recent years at Georgia most importantly not winning an SEC Conference Title since the 2005 season.

Mark Richt….in our opinion of course….even when confronted with evidence that the religion he believed in was Bogus would not change the way he lived his life in any way because Mark Richt like a lot of us believes that the way he lives his life is not just a “Christian” thing to but more importantly the “Right” thing to do in our short life on this Earth and that living Socrates’ proposed “good life” is an essential mission of our lives on this Earth whether we believe in Jesus Christ or another deity or not.

What then does ALL of the above have to do with Mark Richt’s Georgia football team getting its’ ass whipped by Alabama last Saturday and facing a CANNOT LOSE game against Tennessee in Knoxville this coming Saturday?

As we just proved above….in our opinion mind you….Mark Richt would not change his life one iota if he learned that his Christian religion was Bogus BUT Mark Richt would in our opinion suddenly have a different perspective on the importance that fans of Georgia football place upon the Bulldogs winning football games and how Very Damn Important it was for Mark Richt as the head coach at Georgia to win….

Games, Conference Championships, and National Championships

….in his short life on this Earth because it would bring so much happiness to the fans of Georgia football.
Suddenly the fog that seems to have overtaken Mark Richt in recent years which has seen in our opinion the burning desire to win that used to exist within Richt having almost been extinguished completely which also in our opinion flows directly from how he views football through the prism of his Christian faith which no doubt places football way down the totem pole in importance.

Sorry Mark Richt….you can’t be the head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs if winning….

Games, Conference Championships, and National Championships

…is way down the totem pole and if that is the case then you need to find something else to do with the very good life you live on this Earth and let someone coach the Bulldogs that places winning….

Games, Conference Championships, and National Championships

….right there with family, religion, friends, etc…and will fight like Hell to produce a BIG winner while coaching the Georgia football team.


After all of the above of course Tennessee is of course a CANNOT LOSE game for Mark Richt….and something we are very interested to see here at Coaches Hot Seat in this game against the Vols:

Is there any fight…and we mean REAL fight….left in Mark Richt?

We shall all be watching very closely Mark…and who knows…maybe some other folks “up there” will be watching as well!


3. Butch Jones, Tennessee vs. Georgia – For all the Internet rumor about Tennessee head coach Butch Jones striking a Vols player the members of Coaches Hot Seat that played football in the 1970s and 1980s can only laugh because we were hit, popped, facemask grabbed, and challenged mentally and sometimes physically by our football coaches in high school and college that these Candy Asses playing college football today couldn’t handle on the best day of their lives on Earth!

Getting back to Butch Jones current predicament with his football team sitting at 2 – 3 on the season with these games still left on the schedule….

At Alabama
At Kentucky
South Carolina
North Texas
At Missouri

….we can only say to Butch Jones that by far the best kind of football coach in the early part of the 21 st century is what we would label as….

A Hard Driving Challenging Optimist

….which in English means a coach that asks and expects a lot out of his players BUT also has his players backs just as a good father would with his sons.

Tennessee has enough talent on its roster to win….

6 of its last 7 games

…with only Alabama holding a very large talent edge and Georgia holding a slight talent edge but with the UGA game being played at Knoxville we see no reason at all that the Vols don’t win at least…

7 or 8 Games in 2015

….starting with a win over Georgia which is very simply a CANNOT LOSE game for Butch Jones.


4. Charlie Strong, Texas vs. Oklahoma – For all the people claiming Charlie Strong inherited a bunch of spoiled brats and not that much talent at Texas from Mack Brown we can only say that Strong inherited as much talent as…

Nick Saban did at Alabama

Urban Meyer did at Ohio State

Jim Harbaugh did at Michigan

…and those coaches either did or are winning very early in their tenures and Strong is now in his second season at Texas and sitting on records of….

Overall: 7 – 1

Big 12: 5 – 6

….which are very BAD in every sense of the word BAD and are about to become a Helluva lot WORSE!

In our opinion Charlie Strong has plenty of talent at Texas right now to not be blown out of games against teams like TCU and for Damn sure he has enough players on the Texas roster to find at least a few of them that are willing to fight for their team, school and teammates.

We here at Coaches Hot Seat could not help but laugh when we saw the below headline on a story written by Kevin Sherrington of the Dallas Morning News this week…

Charlie Strong might be the right coach for Texas if he gets enough time, Kevin Sherrington, Dallas Morning News

….to which we can only respond to by saying…

Hell, Bozo the Clown could win at Texas “if he gets enough time” Kevin!

Larry Harmon

Hell…this is Texas Longhorns football we are still talking about here…right?


Up next for Texas and Charlie Strong a CANNOT LOSE game against Bob Stoops and his Sooners that has the tinge of what might just be another…

Complete Freaking Blowout

….if things get out of hand early in the Red River Rivalry and if another blowout happens to Texas this Saturday…..

Well…let’s hope Charlie Strong’s agent is working the phones right now to find Charlie another college head coaching job because if the current trend continues the Longhorns will have a new head football coach before Christmas!



5. Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech vs. NC State – After the ACC Conference loss to Pitt last Saturday Hokies head coach Frank Beamer has posted an ACC Conference record over the past FOUR seasons of….

12 – 13

….and if that can keep you employed as the head football coach at Virginia Tech then where the Hell do we sign up to make Millions while doing MEDIOCRE work?

Yes…this Saturday’s game against NC State is a CANNOT LOSE game for Frank Beamer and the Hokies!


6. Mike London, Virginia vs. Pitt – Another head coach in the ACC that has an AWFUL record in ACC Conference play is Virginia head coach Mike London who in SIX seasons at UVA has posted a conference record of….

11 – 29

….which is nothing short of a Complete Freaking Disaster for Virginia football with the Cavs opening up ACC play this Saturday against Pitt….which just beat Virginia Tech!

Hell…the Pitt game and EVERY game left on Virginia’s schedule in 2015 is a CANNOT LOSE game for Mike London!


7. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina vs. LSU – Probably Steve Spurrier’s greatest accomplishment in his now ELEVEN seasons as the head coach at South Carolina is his SEC Conference record of…

44 – 39

….which is remarkable considering the heavyweights in the SEC that the Gamecocks have had to play over those past ELEVEN seasons BUT as remarkable as that accomplishment is over the past TWO seasons Spurrier has posted a record of…

3 – 8

….in SEC Conference play and in our eyes using the basic eye test the South Carolina football team is going backwards on the field with noticeably much worse play on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball which of course is the responsibility of the…

Ole’ Ball Coach Steve Spurrier!

Let’s just be honest here in our opinion of course….Steve Spurrier is a part-time coach relative to the other coaches in the SEC Conference and when you are winning there is no problem in being a part-time coach BUT if you are losing as the Gamecocks are now doing on a regular basis and ONLY working your ass off around the clock will get things turned around then the part-time coach moniker becomes a Helluva problem and that is what Steve Spurrier has on his hands right now as his football team heads to Baton Rouge to play LSU:

A Helluva Problem!

Our opinion…South Carolina will be lucky to win FOUR games in 2015 and if the Gamecocks win FOUR or less games in 2015 there is not a chance in Hell Steve Spurrier will be coaching South Carolina in 2016 unless of course the University of South Carolina is being run by Communists!


8. Bret Bielema, Arkansas vs. Alabama – It just cannot be a fun feeling to have a CANNOT LOSE game against Alabama in Tuscaloosa but that is exactly what Bret Bielema is facing as he takes his 2 – 3 Razorbacks team to Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday which we are already going to say it…

Will Be A Loss For Arkansas


Arkansas, Bret Bielema, and the Razorback Players are NOT MAN ENOUGH to beat Alabama

…which is as self-evident as Jefferson’s “All Men Are Created Equal”…..right?


With a loss to Alabama and dropping to 2 – 4 on the season and with these games left to play….

UT Martin
At Ole Miss
Mississippi State

…we see Arkansas winning NO MORE THAN…

5 Games

…in 2015 and can an Arkansas head coach in his third season on the job possibly survive posting a sub-.500 record?

Well this is Arkansas after all which is of course and that means…

Arkansas, Bret Bielema, and the Razorback Players are NOT MAN ENOUGH to beat Alabama

….so maybe it is possible for Bret Bielema to win…

5 SEC Conference Games in 3 Seasons

…and keep his job because after all we are talking about…

Arkansas, Bret Bielema, and the Razorback Players which are NOT MAN ENOUGH to beat Alabama!

Arkansas will be 2 – 4 after Saturday’s game against Alabama…

Chisel it in Granite Folks!


9. Al Golden, Miami vs. Florida State – Al Golden’s Miami team begins ACC play on Saturday with a game at Florida State and now in his FIFTH season coaching the Hurricanes Golden has posted a record of…

16 – 16

….in ACC Conference play which we can only say since we are talking Miami football here is….


Here’s the latest Bottom-Line on Al Golden from our friends in South Florida:

Al Golden needs to win 10 Games and be ACC Coastal Division Champs to return to coach the Hurricanes in 2016

With that in mind Good Luck to you against FSU Al!


10. Mike Riley, Nebraska vs. Wisconsin – With the Idiotic loss to Illinois leaving our Nebraska-alum buddies in the Omaha era dumbfounded that such Total Idiocy could be coaching the Nebraska Cornhuskers Mike Riley and his football team have to move forward with a home game against Wisconsin which very simply is not only a game that Mike Riley CANNOT LOSE it is a game that IF the Cornhuskers do lose at home in Lincoln Mike Riley is going to be in a Helluva tough spot that will make those practices he participated in under Bear Bryant at Alabama look like a child’s tea party!

With a loss to Wisconsin the Cornhuskers would drop to 2 – 4 on the season and would have a Helluva tough time even winning SIX games and the wrath that would fall down on Mike Riley and the AD at Nebraska Shawn Eichorst if Nebraska doesn’t even get to the .500 mark in 2015 will be nothing short of EPIC and will shake the Nebraska athletic department to the core and Katie Bar the Door in that situation because ANYTHING could happen including Mike Riley and Shawn Eichorst being show the door in December and being told very clearly to….

Get Your Asses Out!

Oh YES….Wisconsin is a CANNOT LOSE game for Mike Riley in every Damn sense of the words CANNOT LOSE!

Good Luck Mike and we MEAN THAT in every sense of the words MEAN THAT!


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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Friday, October 15, 2015 - Paul Brown



“A winner never whines.”


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


“The key to winning is poise under stress.”


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


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


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


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The Miami Dolphins Firing of Joe Philbin and What NFL General Managers and Owners Should Be Looking For In A New Head Football Coach – Post Week 4 NFL Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – Give These Overpaid NFL Head Coaches On The Hot Seat Hell Johnny Cash!

Before we get to the Post Week 4 NFL Coaches Hot Seat Rankings Analysis first a few words about the Miami Dolphins firing of head coach Joe Philbin on Monday.


There are lots of things broken in the NFL these days….

The Out-Of-Touch With Real World NFL Owners

The Out-Of-Control NFL Refs Who Are Throwing Flags On Almost Every Damn Play It Seems

The “Other Teams in the NFL Do It So It Must Be Right” Philosophy in the NFL Which Is GroupThink At Its Worst

….but perhaps the thing that is broken most is how very average football coaches get hired by NFL teams and work their way up through one or more NFL staffs often doing next to Damn nothing to distinguish themselves and then Wa-Freaking-La one of those very average football coaches is suddenly the head coach of an NFL franchise!

Joe Philbin is a great example of a very average football coach getting hired by the Green Bay Packers in 2003 as an assistant offensive line coach and then working his way up to offensive coordinator by 2007 and then being hired by the Miami Dolphins to be their head coach in 2012. Please, is there anyone on Planet Earth that can tell us what Joe Philbin did with the Green Bay Packers that actually qualified him to be a head coach in the NFL besides being on a team with a very good head coach and two of the best quarterbacks in NFL history? We didn’t think anyone had a good answer to that question and Joe Philbin being handed the keys to the Miami Dolphins after doing next to nothing to deserve such a lofty job has happened a DOZEN-PLUS TIMES in the last two decades across the NFL and no doubt will continue to happen as…

Clueless General Managers across the NFL

Totally Clueless NFL Team Owners

….sit down to together to make a decision on their next head football coach that is obviously…

Completely Damn Freaking Clueless!

Here’s a few thought that NFL General Managers and Team Owners should keep in mind when hiring head football coaches:

People that know the game of football can spot a very good or great head football coach from a mile away and it took everyone here at Coaches Hot Seat to watch less than a few minutes of HBO’s Hard Knocks series on the Miami Dolphins to understand that…

Joe Philbin was not going to be a great or even a very good head football coach!

First and foremost an NFL head coach MUST BE a leader of men and we say that because we assume that someone being considered for any NFL head coaching job is already incredibly proficient at being a football coach whether his specialty is on the offensive or defensive side of the ball.

First what NFL general managers and owners should be looking for in a head football coach is a…

Leader of Men


….and secondly what NFL general managers and owners should be looking for in a head coach is someone that is…

Tough As Hell and Can Handle the Pressure of Coaching in the NFL


Lastly what NFL general managers and owners should be looking for in a NFL head coach is someone that is able to…

Relate To, Motivate and Coach Up a Broad Range of People With Different Backgrounds and Personalities


Although we do not remember the exact quote one of the best things that former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson said about the difference in coaching in college and the NFL is that….

In college you coach a team made up of young men

In the NFL you coach men that together make up a team


What the above statement by Jimmy Johnson means to us is that a NFL head coach must be able to handle the men that are making a living playing the game of football that will each have to be handled in a slightly different way to get the most out of each of them so that each player will be able to contribute as much as possible to build the very best Damn team possible, while in college a head coach focuses more on the team overall and dealing with any problem players on an individual basis to get them to conform to the norm expected of all the other college age players.

An NFL head coach must understand the importance of managing the personalities and egos on his football team and take the time to not only know something about what is going on with each of his players, but also to understand the general feeling and direction within the team’s locker room while still giving the players plenty of space and room to be what they should be which is professionals.

Finally, a great head coach on any level of sports sets very clear expectations for everyone on his or her team and in the NFL that means making it clear to each member of the roster that they are being paid to play the game of football which makes them professionals and a professional in the game of football is expected to act and prepare himself in such a way that he is ready to play when the whistle blows before each game….PERIOD.

Joe Philbin was NEVER qualified to be the head coach of a NFL franchise….PERIOD…..and his eventual firing was as predictable as the Sun coming up in the East in the morning.

The good news for the NFL is that in the aftermath of the Joe Philbin firing in Miami we only count….TWO…MAYBE THREE…current NFL head coaches that are clearly NOT NFL head coaching material and we have no doubt that at least….TWO…if not all THREE…of those current NFL head coaches will no longer be NFL head coaches in the next couple of years.

As for who the Miami Dolphins should hire to their next head coach if interim head coach Dan Campbell doesn’t work out and we don’t know enough about Dan Campbell to make a prediction on whether he is up to being the head coach of the Dolphins or not if we were making the decisions in Miami we would look for THREE things in hiring a new head coach assuming anyone we would consider would be very Damn proficient in the basics of being a football coach first and foremost:

A Coach That Is A Leader of Men

A Coach That Is Tough As Hell and Can Handle the Pressure of Coaching in the NFL

A Coach That Can Relate To, Motivate and Coach Up a Broad Range of People With Different Backgrounds and Personalities

A first glance interim Dolphins head coach Dan Campbell seems to have some of the traits described above that are important in a head coach in the NFL but only time will tell if he can motivate, coach-up and lead the Dolphins team to victories and victories on the field is what the NFL is all about!

Good Luck to the Dolphins management and ownership in finding their next head football coach and with that let’s get to the….

Post Week 4 NFL Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

A chair on fire... metaphor "In The Hot Seat"

Give These Overpaid NFL Head Coaches On The Hot Seat Hell Johnny Cash!

Post Week 4 NFL Coaches Hot Seat Rankings


1. Gus Bradley, Jacksonville Jaguars – The Bottom-Line TRUTH about the NFL is that sooner or later and often sooner as a head coach you have to start winning some football games and after four games into the 2015 NFL season the TRUTH is that Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley has posted the following overall record now in his third season on the job:

8 – 20

On Sunday the struggling Jacksonville Jaguars play the equally struggling Tampa Bay Bucs with both teams coming into this game at 1 – 3 so the loser of this game will put one of these teams in a Helluva bad spot and the losing head coach onto a Helluva Hot Seat!

After the Bucs the Jaguars play two very winnable games at home against….

Houston Texans
Buffalo Bills

…so a win over the Bucs could lead to THREE straight wins and a 4 – 3 record so to say that this game against the Bucs is HUGE for both head coach Gus Bradley and his Jaguars football team is a MASSIVE understatement!


2. Ken Whisenhunt, Tennessee Titans – The Tennessee Titans had a bye in Week 4 and get back to it in Week 5 with a game at home against the Buffalo Bills and based upon the piss-poor the way the Bills played against the New York Giants this is a very winnable game for the Titans and that puts the pressure on Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt to both beat the Bills this week and the stumbling Dolphins in Week 6 before the Atlanta Falcons show up in Nashville in Week 7.

In his second season as head coach of the Tennessee Titans Ken Whisenhunt is sitting on an overall record of…

3 – 16

…and with Marcus Mariota under center and plenty of talent on the field a .500 record at least in 2015 is the expectation and that means the pressure is really on Whisenhunt to show some improvement in 2015 because in our opinion another 2, 3, or 4 win season by the Titans in ’15 and Ken Whisenhunt is out of the job before the calendar turns to 2016.


3. Lovie Smith, Tampa Bay Bucs – Unlike Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt Tampa Bay Bucs head coach Lovie Smith had a winning record with the last team he coached in the Chicago Bears where Lovie posted a record of…

84 – 64

…in NINE seasons on the job so we fully expect Smith to get things turned around in Tampa BUT sooner or later Lovie Smith is going to have to start winning some football games and beating the struggling Jacksonville Jaguars in Tampa on Sunday would be a good place to start.

As for right now in his second season as head coach of the Bucs Lovie Smith has posted an overall record of….

3 – 17

….and although we believe Smith has more leeway to lose a few more games than Ken Whisenhunt does with the Titans the Bucs cannot afford another 2 win season like they had in 2014 and thus why it is important for the Bucs to get the Winning Ball rolling…and soon!

After the Jaguars the Bucs play at the Washington Redskins in Week 6 which is a game that could go either way before playing at the Atlanta Falcons in Week 7 which is more than likely a loss and thus why this game with the Jags had better Damn be a WIN for the Bucs!


4. Chip Kelly, Philadelphia Eagles – As we look at the team statistics for the Philadelphia Eagles since Chip Kelly has been the coach from 2013 to 2015 the thing that jumps out at us the most here at Coaches Hot Seat that follow college football very closely and thus followed Chip Kelly at Oregon very closely is the Eagles’ rushing yards per game:

Rushing Yard Per Game – Philadelphia Eagles

2013 – 160.4 yards per game

2014 – 124.5 yards per game

2015 – 70 yards per game

So the Eagles this season are rushing for less than HALF the yards they rushed for in 2013 and if one goes back to Chip Kelly’s last season at Oregon the Ducks rushed for an average of…

315 yards per game!

Yes, the NFL game is much different than the college game and the speed of NFL defensive players limits how much a team can rush the ball effectively BUT Chip Kelly’s offense as we watched it, analyzed it, and understand it depends upon a successful running game to open up opportunities in the passing game and in our opinion unless the Eagles find a way to successfully run the ball for 100-plus yards per game Chip Kelly’s time in the NFL will be coming to an end a lot sooner than anyone realizes….not that we doubt Chip Kelly has already given some thought to returning to the college game or heading back to New Hampshire to coach his alma mater or even a high school team if this NFL gig doesn’t work out!

The Eagles are now 1 – 3 on the season and they face TWO critical home football games against the New Orleans Saints this Sunday and then the New York Giants on October 19 with both of those games very Damn winnable IF the Eagles can run the Damn football!


5. Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys – No doubt the Dallas Cowboys have a lot of injuries especially on the offensive side of the ball that are severely limiting what they can do to put points on the board BUT even with Romo and Bryant out the Cowboys…


…have won their last two games against the Falcons and Saints and…


…be 4 – 0 right now instead of 2 – 2 and at worst 3 – 1 and therein lies our problem with Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett who is not enough of a difference maker as a head coach to be the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys IF owner Jerry Jones is really interested in winning some more Super Bowl trophies.

Up next for the Cowboys before a bye week in Week 6 is the New England Patriots at home in Dallas and this is the exact kind of game where a very good or great head coach could have a MASSIVE impact on the final score of the game and who ends up being the winner and since Belichick is on the Patriots sideline we give the clear advantage to the Pats and of course with a loss in this spot the Cowboys drop to…

2 – 3

….on the season with the next game at the suddenly motivated and surging New York Giants in Week 7.


6. Jim Tomsula, San Francisco 49ers – Anyone that has read the Coaches Hot Seat Blog in the past knows that the several dozen former San Francisco 49ers fans here at Coaches Hot Seat that were raised in the San Francisco Bay area and started attending 49ers game at Candlestick Park in the 1970s ALL believe that current 49ers owner….

Trust Fund Boy Jed York

….has been nothing less than a…

Complete Freaking Disaster

…for the San Francisco 49ers football team starting with the beyond Idiotic decision to build the 49ers new stadium in Santa Clara instead of the Hunter’s Point section of San Francisco.


As for current 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula he is a very nice man but is very simply….

Not Anywhere Near Qualified To Be A Head Coach of An NFL Team

….and we fully expect the 49ers to continue to implode both in 2015 and into the future and no doubt Trust Fund Boy Jed York who in our opinion would be lucky to be shoveling shit in West Texas if he was not born into money will hire someone to follow Tomsula that is also not qualified to be a head coach in the NFL just as his Daddy did for years with the 49ers.

Jim Tomsula will be on the Hot Seat until he is fired by the 49ers in our opinion and the 1 – 3 49ers play at the New York Giants on Sunday which means the 49ers are about to be 1 – 4!


7. Jim Caldwell, Detroit Lions – Jim Caldwell did a nice job with the Detroit Lions in his first year on the job last season posting a record of 11 – 5 and taking the Lions to the Playoffs where they should have beat the Cowboys in Dallas BUT 2014 has seen the Lions get off to a slow start including a crazy game in Seattle which now leaves the Lions at….

0 – 4

….and desperately needing a win over the very tough Arizona Cardinals at home on Sunday.

With three straight home games against the Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings on the slate if the Lions come out and play like Hell they could be 3 – 4 in a few weeks after three straight wins BUT the first thing the Lions MUST DO is beat the Cardinals at home on Sunday.

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Thursday, October 8, 2015 - Chuck Yeager



“If you want to grow old as a pilot, you’ve got to know when to push it, and when to back off.”


“Later, I realized that the mission had to end in a let-down because the real barrier wasn’t in the sky but in our knowledge and experience of supersonic flight.”


“Most pilots learn, when they pin on their wings and go out and get in a fighter, especially, that one thing you don’t do, you don’t believe anything anybody tells you about an airplane.”


“Never wait for trouble.”


“Rules are made for people who aren’t willing to make up their own.”


“You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can’t, you do the next best thing. You back up but you don’t give up.”


“You don’t concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done.”


“Unfortunately, many people do not consider fun an important item on their daily agenda. For me, that was always high priority in whatever I was doing.”


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Post Week 5 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 21 - 30 Hot Seat Head Coaches - How Does The Lyric From Your Great Song Ring of Fire Go Johnny Cash? Oh Yea… “I fell into a burning ring of fire, I went down, down, down and the flames went higher And it burns, burns, burns, The ring of fire, the ring of fire.” – Yep…That’s About How These Hot Seat Coaches Are Feeling Right Now So Keep Giving Them Hell Mr. Cash!

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How Does The Lyric From Your Great Song Ring of Fire Go Johnny Cash? Oh Yea…

“I fell into a burning ring of fire,
I went down, down, down and the flames went higher
And it burns, burns, burns,
The ring of fire, the ring of fire.”

Yep…That’s About How These Hot Seat Coaches Are Feeling Right Now So Keep Giving Them Hell Mr. Cash!

Post Week 5 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings


21. Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech – No…it’s not a good look when you are the head coach of a football team in your 29 th season on the job….

Frank Beamer – Virginia Tech

…..and you lose to a head coach in his first year on the job…

Pat Narduzzi – Pitt

Hell, there’s no shame in losing to a Pat Narduzzi coached Pitt team since Narduzzi will probably win a lot of games in the coming years with the Panthers BUT there is trouble deep in the heart of Virginia and that trouble begins and ends with the…


…that Virginia Tech football has become with Frank Beamer now sitting on an Overall Record over the last FOUR football seasons of…

24 – 20

….and even worse an ACC record of…

12 – 13

Damn…that ain’t good as caller to the Paul Finebaum Show might say if Virginia Tech was an SEC Conference school which it might very well be the case in 2021 but that is another subject entirely so let’s get back to Frank Beamer who has a Hokies team now at….

2 – 3

…on the season and they still have to play these football games:

NC State
At Miami
At Boston College
At Georgia Tech
North Carolina
At Virginia

Damn….anyone else thinking Va. Tech will have to beat Virginia in the last game of the season just to get a bowl game?


22. Mike Riley, Nebraska – We could go into the Complete Freaking Disaster that was the end of the Nebraska – Illinois game that saw TWO head coaches do their Damndest to give the Damn football game away but this story will explain the Idiocy on the Nebraska side of the field….

Nebraska’s botched ending at end of Illinois game a real head-scratcher, Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune

…not that long-time….try 40 years plus….watchers of Pac-12 Football like the folks here at Coaches Hot Seat haven’t seen Mike Riley do some strange things over the years as the head coach at Oregon State which the folks in Lincoln, Nebraska better Damn get used to since Mike can pull some real Hum-Dingers from time-to-time such as the Cornhuskers now basically giving away…

Three Damn Football Games in 2015

….to drop to 2 – 3 on the season and make it next to Damn impossible to get to a bowl game without some kind of divine intervention between now and late November.

Let’s look at the rest of Nebraska’s schedule with the Huskers now at 2 – 3:

At Minnesota
At Purdue
Michigan State
At Rutgers

We only see one FOR SURE WIN….at Purdue…but then should we give Nebraska a FOR SURE WIN based upon the losses the Cornhuskers have already pulled out of their asses in 2015?

NO is the clear answer to that question so your guess is as good as ours on how many wins Mike Riley posts in Lincoln this season BUT one thing for sure if Wisconsin loses to Nebraska on Saturday the Badgers will drop to 3 – 3 on the season and Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst’s ass will be on the Hot Seat so to Mike Riley and Paul Chryst we can only say…

Coach Hard Boys and to the Hot Seat the Losing Coach will go!


23. Ron Caragher, San Jose State – Not that a lot of us were really expecting a severely undermanned San Jose State team to travel across America and beat what is a very average Auburn team last Saturday BUT there were moments when the Spartans had the Tigers on the ropes BUT alas with a 35 – 21 loss San Jose State dropped to…

2 – 3

…on the season and that puts Ron Caragher in the position of needing some wins….and quick!

Now in his third season at San Jose State Ron Caragher has posted records of…

Overall: 11 – 18

MWC: 8 – 10

….and what we here at Coaches Hot Seat and reasonable fans of Spartans football are looking for isn’t all that much…..

Just a little above .500 football

….and taking the SJSU football team to a bowl EVERY season and with these games left to play…

San Diego State
New Mexico
At Nevada
At Hawaii
Boise State

….we see No Damn Reason At All why Ron Caragher shouldn’t be able to coach-up his football team to win FOUR of the Spartans SEVEN remaining football games.

Are we right….why Hell Yes We Are RIGHT!

24. Todd Berry, La. Monroe – With a 51 – 31 loss to Georgia Southern on Saturday La. Monroe head coach Todd Berry officially has a mess on his hands in Monroe, Louisiana because after posting a…

4 – 8 record in 2014

…the Warhawks are now at 1 – 3 on this season and still have to play these games:

At Tulsa
Appalachian State
At Idaho
At La. Lafayette
At Troy
Arkansas State
At Texas State
At Hawaii
New Mexico State

OK…we see several Very Damn Winnable Games left on La. Monroe’s schedule so we see No Damn Reason why the Warhawks don’t get to 6 wins at least in 2015 especially since they are playing 13 football games this season!

Coach ‘Em Up Todd Berry to get your ass off the Hot Seat!

25. Chuck Martin, Miami (Ohio) – OK….what started out at Miami (Ohio) as a Mess for second-year head coach Chuck Martin has turned into nothing less than a…

Complete Freaking Disaster

….after the Redhawks loss to Kent State on Saturday which drops Martin’s records in two seasons to…

Overall: 3 – 14

MAC: 2 – 7

….which as we just said adds up to a…

Complete Freaking Disaster!

Geez…Chuck Martin won 74 games and TWO Division II National Championships in SIX seasons at Grand Valley State and at Miami (OH) he looks like Gerry Faust with sympathies to all the Notre Dame fans out there that cringe every time they hear the name Gerry Faust who in five seasons coaching the Irish posted a record of…

30 – 26 – 1

Come on Chuck Martin…do you want to go down in history as another Gerry Faust? If not, start…

Coaching Your Damn Team Up Son!

26. Dan McCarney, North Texas – Things are not looking pretty for Dan McCarney and his North Texas football team who have had the following points laid on them this season….

SMU – 31 points
Rice – 38 points
Iowa – 62 points
Southern Miss – 49 points

…to which we can only respond to by saying…

How about getting your team to play some Damn defense Coach McCarney? Is that really too much to ask?

Didn’t think so but then FCS team Portland State is traveling to North Texas this Saturday and Vikings scored 24 points in Washington State beating the Cougars earlier this season so Hell Portland State should easily be able to double that and score…

48 Points on North Texas!

Hell, Coach McCarney if your football team isn’t going to play any Damn defense what the Hell is the point of you coaching the North Texas football team?

Oh….if you like Coaches Hot Seat will fly down to Denton, Texas this week Coach McCarney and for Damn sure we will find someone on the North Texas football team that will not lay down and QUIT when the defense is on the field and the ones that don’t want to play defense they will find their asses in the stands or as one of our football coaches used to say to the lazy ones on our team:

“Why the Hell don’t you join the chess club son so that you can sit on your ass all the Damn time!”



27. Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia – West Virginia played well….at times…against Oklahoma BUT this is about the time last season when WVU was shown to be a Complete Fraud which led to the season going into the tank and the Mountaineers ending up with record of….

6 – 6 in the regular season

….and now at 3 – 1 on the season Crazy Boy Holgorsen and WVU still have to play…

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

OK…OK….we agree that Texas, Kansas and Iowa State are…


…for West Virginia this season but that only adds up to 5 Wins which means the Mountaineers will need to find 3 more wins out of their remaining 5 games just to get to 8 wins and anything less than 8 wins for West Virginia in 2015 will be a…

Complete Freaking Disaster

…and put Crazy Boy Holgorsen’s head coaching job in serious jeopardy!

If West Virginia did go 5 – 4 in Big 12 Conference play in 2015 that would leave Crazy Boy Holgorsen’s Big 12 Conference record over FOUR seasons at….

21 – 23

…and in case Crazy Boy didn’t know it…

That Sucks The Big One at West Virginia!


28. Tim DeRuyter, Fresno State – Tim DeRuyter got off to a great start in his first two seasons at Fresno State posting records of…

9 – 4
11 – 2

…but something changed last season with the Bulldogs playing their first NINE games and posting a 3 – 6 record which they recovered slightly from before finishing the 2014 season at…

6 – 8

….after getting crushed in their bowl game against Rice.

Counting last season head coach Tim DeRuyter is now sitting on a record of…

7 – 12

…in his last 19 games and 7 – 13 in his last 20 games and if that won’t get your ass on the Hot Seat then nothing will!

What has gone wrong at Fresno State to derail the Hot Start that Tim DeRuyter had with the Bulldogs that now find his ass on the Hot Seat?

Well, not having a very good quarterback is a good place to start but then a college head football coach is responsible for making sure he has good quarterbacks in the plural on his roster ready to step-up when needed BUT there may be something else going on in Fresno.


In August several dozen Coaches Hot Seat members were at Lake Tahoe for the Annual Coaches Hot Seat Clambake by the Lake and one night we were at the Lone Eagle bar at the Hyatt Grand Lake Tahoe in Incline Village and we ran into a couple of guys from the Fresno area who we asked about the state of the Fresno State football program and one of the guys answered that question by saying:

Fresno Resident: “It’s turning into a Complete F-ing Disaster.”

Coaches Hot Seat: “What the Hell do you mean by that?”

Fresno Resident: “Just what I said…you just wait and see.”

OK…we have been waiting and watching and Fresno State opened the season with a record of…

1 – 4

…and against the FOUR FBS teams that the Bulldogs have played they have given up the following points…

Ole Miss – 73 points
Utah – 45 points
San Jose State – 49 points
San Diego State – 21 points

….to which we can only say that is a…

Complete Freaking Disaster!

Up next for Fresno State…two winnable home games against Utah State and UNLV which would with wins get Tim DeRuyter’s ass off the Hot Seat!

29. Curtis Johnson, Tulane – OK…OK….Curtis Johnson and his Tulane football got their second win of the season Saturday BUT that win was over Hapless and Falling To Pieces UCF and now let’s see if Johnson can keep his Green Wave rolling with a game….

At Temple

….on Saturday which is not exactly going to be an easy place for Curtis Johnson to keep the Green Wave rolling!

Oh…Hell….Houston is after Temple on the schedule and then a game at Navy…and then a game at Memphis….Hell….Tulane could lose their next FOUR games easy which is why Curtis Johnson needs to have his football players play like….

Men Possessed against the Temple Owls!


30. Todd Monken, Southern Miss – One has to be impressed with what Todd Monken has going at Southern Miss now after a dominating win over North Texas on Saturday which raised the Golden Eagles record to 3 – 2 and now USM turns its attention to a game…

At Marshall

…which with a win would not only get Todd Monken’s ass off the Hot Seat but is a game that we believe Southern Miss CAN and SHOULD WIN!

Keep giving them Hell Todd Monken but then why the Hell wouldn’t Todd Monken keep giving them Hell?


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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - Carl Sagan



“All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.”


“But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.”


“For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.”


“For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.”


“I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students.”


“I can find in my undergraduate classes, bright students who do not know that the stars rise and set at night, or even that the Sun is a star.”


“If we long to believe that the stars rise and set for us, that we are the reason there is a Universe, does science do us a disservice in deflating our conceits?”


“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”


“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.”


“Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.”


“Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out.”


“Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.”


“Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.”


“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”


“The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.”


“The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.”


“The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent.”


“We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.”


“We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.”


“Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.”


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Post Week 5 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 11 – 20 Hot Seat Coaches – Keep Giving These Hot Seat Coaches Hell Mr. Cash!

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Keep Giving These Hot Seat Coaches Hell Mr. Cash!

Post Week 5 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings


11. Willie Taggart, South Florida – South Florida played a decent Memphis team pretty tough last Friday night but as we watched the Bulls we couldn’t help but think….

“Hell, if this team could just run a few plays correctly it could beat Memphis in this game!”

Damn Willie Taggart….it’s time to get this USF team coached-up already and start winning some football games especially since you are now….

1 – 3

…on the season with still a lot of tough games to be played starting with Syracuse at home on Saturday.

Can USF somehow find 5 more wins in their last 8 games?

At UConn
At Navy
At East Carolina

We don’t see why the Hell not!

Get off your ass Willie Taggart!

12. Paul Petrino, Idaho – Idaho lost to Georgia Southern by two touchdowns on Saturday which drops Paul Petrino’s record in three seasons with the Vandals to…

3 – 25

….and the 2015 season rolls on with Idaho playing at Troy this week which is a game the Vandals could win….NOT!

Paul Petrino = Hot Seat and soon out of a job!

13. Trent Miles, Georgia State – Trent Miles Georgia State team lost to Liberty…

Yes Liberty!

…on Saturday which drops Miles’ overall record to…

2 – 26

….in his third season on the job which is NOT GOOD in case anyone was wondering!

Up next for Georgia State….

Appalachian State!

Good Luck with that Trent Miles because if you can’t beat Liberty you sure the Hell aren’t beating Appalachian State!

Norm Chow

14. Norm Chow, Hawaii – People can make all the excuses in the world like…

No one can win at Hawaii

Poor Norm Chow has an impossible job

…but the FACT is that Hawaii is a place where a good head coach can win at and June Jones proved that FACT by compiling a record of…

76 – 41

…in NINE seasons as the head coach at Hawaii and now in his FOURTH season coaching the Warriors Norm Chow has posted records of…

Overall: 10 – 32

MWC: 4 – 21

…and anyone that tells you that Hawaii has posted those records because the “poor Hawaii kids” have to fly “X amount of miles” to play football games is nothing but a….


With Hawaii now 2 – 3 on the season they play San Diego State at home which includes ZERO miles flown so the Warriors should win this game….right?



15. Bret Bielema, Arkansas – It’s become our opinion that both Arkansas and Tennessee are very AVERAGE football teams in 2015 after watching the Razorbacks and Vols game again on Monday because there was a Helluva lot of AVERAGE football being played in Neyland Stadium with the Hogs just getting a little above AVERAGE play in the second half to get out of there with a win and turn up the heat on Butch Jones’ ass even more if that was even possible!

Now at 2 – 3 on the season Arkansas has left to play in 2015….

At Alabama
UT Martin
At Ole Miss
Mississippi State

…and we give the Razorbacks NO CHANCE to beat…

Ole Miss

….and a 100% CHANCE to beat….

UT Martin

…which means Bret Bielema will have to beat both…

Mississippi State

….to get to 6 – 6 and a bowl game!

Damn….can a head coach at Arkansas really survive not taking his football team to a bowl game in his THIRD season on the job in Fayetteville?

Just for comparison below are the THIRD season records of Arkansas head coaches going back to the Great Frank Broyles that actually made it to their THIRD season still on the job:

Bobby Petrino (2010): 10 – 3

Houston Nutt (2000): 6 – 6

Danny Ford (1995): 8 – 5

Ken Hatfield (1986): 9 – 3

Lou Holtz (1979): 10 – 2

Frank Broyles (1960): 8 – 3

So what if the nightmare scenario happens and Arkansas finishes at….

4 – 8

…in 2015 can Bret Bielema possibly hang onto his job considering we are talking about….

Arkansas Football

….here right? RIGHT!

Does anyone else not think if Jim Harbaugh was at Arkansas that the Razorbacks would be in the National Championship hunt in his THIRD season on the job?

Thought so and why accepting MEDIOCRITY is not only wrong it’s not…


…either and why Bret Bielema MUST BE FIRED if he only puts 4 wins on the board in his THIRD season on the job….unless of course you love…


…which may indeed be the case with a majority of fans of Arkansas football!


16. Ron Turner, Florida International – Ron Turner is now in his THIRD season as the head coach at FIU and after the loss to UMass Turner’s overall record dropped to….

7 – 22

….and if that is good enough for the folks at FIU then that’s good enough for us!

Ron Turner = Hot Seat in the REAL World but maybe not at FIU!


17. Gus Malzahn, Auburn – A 35 – 21 win over San Jose State may have calmed some folks at Auburn but for those of us that follow San Jose State football closely we know that the Spartans have won…

5 Games the Last Two Seasons

….so Auburn beating San Jose State is the ultimate…

No Damn Big Whoop

….and now we head into a bye week for Gus Malzahn and the Tigers before a….


….against Kentucky on Thursday October 15 that Malzahn & Auburn just Flat-Out CANNOT LOSE!

Could Gus Malzahn actually be fired at the end of the 2015 season?

YES….if Auburn goes 0 – 8 in SEC Conference play….and Auburn is 0 – 2 right now…Gus Malzahn will be fired shortly after the 2015 regular season ends….PERIOD.

18. Craig Bohl, Wyoming – The Craig Bohl Mystery Tour at Wyoming continues with the Cowboys losing to Appalachian State on the road in Week 5 and thus setting up the very real possibility that Wyoming will not win even ONE game in 2015 with these games remaining:

At Air Force
At Boise State
At Utah State
Colorado State
At San Diego State

Geez….could Craig Bohl who is just two years removed from winning THREE straight FCS NCAA National Championships at North Dakota State coach Wyoming to ZERO wins this season?

Yes….there is a 50 – 50 chance that could happen in 2015 and that is just NUTS!


19. Mark Helfrich, Oregon – It was no fun watching the once Mighty Oregon Ducks struggle to put away a Colorado team that lost to a Pitiful Hawaii football team to open the 2015 season which means to us there are some REAL problems with the Oregon Ducks which might just get exposed this weekend with a home game in Eugene against a very AVERAGE Washington State team.

With the Washington Huskies in Seattle on deck which is game that Mark Helfrich CANNOT LOSE or risk losing his job the Ducks cannot look ahead and lose to Washington State this weekend in what is also a CANNOT LOSE game for Oregon against the Cougs.


20. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina – With a very uninspiring loss to Missouri on the road on Saturday Steve Spurrier’s South Carolina football team dropped to…

2 – 3

….on the season and here comes LSU to rain-soaked Columbia, South Carolina that will no doubt only make things that much more miserable in the Palmetto State.

Let’s go to what’s left on South Carolina’s schedule this season:

At Texas A&M
At Tennessee
The Citadel

Geez….we cannot imagine how South Carolina even gets to 6 wins this season which in case the Ole’ Ball Coach doesn’t know it is a….

Complete Freaking Disaster

…..even at South Carolina!

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - Helen Keller



“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”


“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”


“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”


“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.”


“It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.”


“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”


“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”


“True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”


“My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.”


“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.”


“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”


“People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.”


“The highest result of education is tolerance.”


“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”


“We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.”


“While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done.”


“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.”


“We differ, blind and seeing, one from another, not in our senses, but in the use we make of them, in the imagination and courage with which we seek wisdom beyond the senses.”


“Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.”

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Post Week 5 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – These Hot Seat Coaches Are Hearing “Ring of Fire” in Their Sleep Mr. Cash But Keep Giving Them Hell Anyway Johnny!


 A chair on fire... metaphor "In The Hot Seat"

These Hot Seat Coaches Are Hearing “Ring of Fire” in Their Sleep Mr. Cash But Keep Giving Them Hell Anyway Johnny!

Post Week 5 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings


1. Darrell Hazell, Purdue – After FIVE weeks of college football head coach Darrell Hazell and his Boilermakers have ONE win and FOUR losses on the board and that ONE win is over…

Indiana State!

Now in his third season at Purdue Darrell Hazell’s overall win/loss record is nothing to write home about….

5 – 24

….and things don’t get any easier with Minnesota coming to town although if you can almost beat Michigan State on the road you should be able to give the Gophers a Helluva game at home…right?


Darrell Hazell needs some wins….and quick….or the Darrell Hazell era at Purdue will come to an end before the ball drops in Times Square!


2. George O’Leary, UCF – It has been our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat for quite awhile that the last Damn thing a school would want to do is….

Have A Head Football Coach Who Is Also the Athletic Director

….and the 2015 UCF football season which has the Knights now sitting on a record of….

0 – 5

….with a head coach in George O’Leary who is also the interim athletic director our opinion has been proven TRUE because a head football coach of a FBS school has no Damn time to be the athletic director and that REALITY is hitting home IN SPADES for the Complete Fools running the University of Central Florida!

Here is what’s left on UCF schedule:

At Temple
At Cincinnati
At Tulsa
East Carolina

Hell, if you can’t beat Furman at home how in the Hell is UCF going to beat ANY of the teams left on its schedule?

Our recommendation: The Administration at UCF should fire their Interim AD before the Bastard destroys the Knights football program!


3. Mike London, Virginia – Mike London and the Cavs had a bye in Week 5 and get after it again in Week 6 with at game at Pitt which is a MUST Damn WIN Game with Virginia now sitting on a record of….

1 – 3

….and with ACC play just now getting underway.

In his SIXTH season at Virginia now is the time…Hell, it’s past the time…for Mike London to start winning football games and getting UVA to bowl game at least, but can the Cavs win FIVE of their last EIGHT games to get to 6 – 6 and that bowl game?

If not…then why in the Hell not….is our question!

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4. Paul Rhoads, Iowa State – Paul Rhoads and Iowa State got their MUST WIN over a Completely Hapless Kansas team on Saturday with the Jayhawks looking to be in a tailspin that is nowhere near the bottom BUT it’s back to REAL football in Week 6 with a game in Lubbock against Texas Tech that the Cyclones and Rhoads REALLY need to win….BUT….does Iowa State have any shot to win this game?

Not really in our opinion because the Cyclones have little chance to score the 35 or so points that it will take to beat Texas Tech in Lubbock so there’s your charge Paul Rhoads…

Get Your Football Team to Score 35 Points Plus This Coming Saturday!


5. Charlie Strong, Texas – Forget the saying….


…because the saying of the moment deep in heart of Texas is…

What A Damn Mess Texas Football Is Right Now!

When your football team gets its ass whipped by a score of….

50 – 7

….in your second season and 18 th game as a head coach by another football team that man-for-man has LESS talent than your football team you clearly have a….

Complete Freaking Mess

…on your hands and that reality puts Charlie Strong’s immediate head coaching future in peril.

What’s wrong with Texas football right now you ask?

Well, it’s a combination of things in our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat:

A. The Country Club and Privileged Attitude that pervaded Texas football in Mack Brown’s last years in Austin

B. Charlie Strong’s decision to go with more committed younger players over less committed and privileged older players which may have created a schism within the Texas football team

C. The level of commitment that Charlie Strong is now getting from his football team as a whole which we would peg around the 80% mark when anything below 90% in major college football today can put a football team in mortal danger of having a Complete Freaking Disaster of a season

D. The lingering effects of now departed former Texas AD Steve Patterson who as a Sorry Excuse of a Human Being created a miserable working environment for the employees, coaches and athletes within and around the University of Texas athletic department


One of the reasons Paul “Bear” Bryant was one of the greatest leaders of men in American history forget about being one of the greatest football coaches ever was that he had the uncanny ability to get very close to 100% from every member of his football and in our opinion Coach Bryant got that “maximum effort” because he got himself into a very specific part of the human brain that also happens to be a part of a growing child’s brain where successful parents are able to place themselves as well.

Just what in the Hell are we writing about here with Paul “Bear” Bryant, successful parents, and a child’s brain and what does that have to do with Charlie Strong’s problems at Texas right now?

Ask yourself….for those that played sports or even with your experiences in the workplace….when did you perform your best and what kind of feeling did you have towards your coach or boss when you performed at that high level?

More than likely when you performed your best you both respected your coach or boss AND more importantly you did not want to let them down which led to you playing or working very hard and giving….close to 100% of your effort to the assigned job.

Bottom-Line: It’s not enough for a coach or boss to be respected by his players or workers which is fundamental to building a great team in any environment, but to truly be great the coach or boss must occupy in the minds of his/her players or workers the space in the brain where the players or workers do not want to let that coach or boss down because to do so would both negatively impact the self-image & well being of the player or worker and also disappoint the coach or boss.

All of the above may seem like psycho-babble but it’s not…and take that from people here at Coaches Hot Seat that studied, trained and were members of high-performing teams in the US Military while the Cold War which was really Hot War was still going on with the Soviet Union when it was paramount that the US build great teams that could go out on the battlefield of the world and take-on the USSR in the very direct way as tasked by Ronald Reagan with the ultimate goal being as President Reagan identified in 1981 to his then CIA Director as:

“We Win….They Lose.”


Getting back to the Charlie Strong and his problems at Texas…..Strong will have no chance to turn things around with the Longhorns in what is now an Uber-competitive Big 12 Conference unless he can get a LOT more from his players which ultimately comes down to increasing the maximum level of effort from the Horns players to above the 90% mark to at least have a chance to match the effort of the opposing Big 12 teams that are coming up on the Texas schedule.

How exactly can Charlie Strong get a higher level of effort from his Texas players? Well, since Strong has been at Texas for 2 seasons and 18 games now and it looks like the Horns are going in reverse instead of forward Charlie needs to look at what he and his coaches are doing and see if there is another way to approach his players to ultimately maneuver the members of the Texas football team to that spot that Coach Bryant used to occupy in his players’ minds…..which was the spot that Strong got to with his players at Louisville where he routinely got 97% to 100% effort from his Cardinals football team.

We are not at the Texas practices but it looks to us that Charlie Strong and his coaches have put so much pressure on the Texas football players that they are now more afraid of making a negative mistake than making a great positive play which is NO way to play winning football and almost always in situations like that the very worst Damn thing a coaching staff can do is to increase the pressure at the exact moment when the pressure should be decreased and an emphasis on having fun while playing the great game of football should be the focus. Hell, if you aren’t having fun playing football or anything else in life then you almost always will perform at a very mediocre level and guess what….

Texas football is now performing at a very mediocre level and the Texas players looking like they are scared to death to make a mistake

…and that is a Helluva bad place to have a football team Charlie Strong.

Next up for Texas…..Oklahoma in the Red River Shootout in Dallas on Saturday which doesn’t give Charlie Strong much time to change the mindset of his football team from playing like they are scared to make a mistake to having fun and playing like Hell all over the field against the Sooners.

Good Luck against the Sooners Charlie.


6. Mark Richt, Georgia – Two Coaches Hot Seat members went to the Alabama – Georgia game on Saturday and sat a dozen or so rows up behind the Georgia bench at Sanford Stadium and before the 1 st quarter was over one of those CHS members called out to Palo Alto where a dozen of us were watching college football and gathered for the Arizona – Stanford game later that night and said:

CHS Member in Athens: “This game is over.”

CHS in Palo Alto: “What?”

CHS Member in Athens: “The Georgia offensive and defensive lines are being dominated and there are Alabama receivers running wide-open on every pass play. It looks like Bama is playing Middle Tennessee only Georgia is giving about half the effort that Middle Tennessee did and the Dawgs are getting their asses whipped all over the field.”

CHS in Palo Alto: “Crazy. Check in on that Saban thing with our buddy and give us a call after the game.”

Serious Question: How is it that a head coach in Mark Richt who has known since Georgia won the Belk Bowl over Louisville on December 30, 2014 that his football team would be playing Alabama on October 3 NOT have his team ready to play AGAIN against the Crimson Tide when this was clearly the biggest game of the year and a game that the Georgia alums, boosters and fans have been pointing to for years now?

An Even More Serious Question: As Mark Richt stood on the sideline with NO HUMAN EMOTION AT ALL as his football team was being taken apart by Alabama what was going through Mark Richt’s mind and why didn’t he do ANYTHING to try and rally his team on the field against Bama?

As we sat there in Palo Alto watching Alabama take apart Georgia which only got worse in the second half one CHS member said almost under his breath the beginning of the below quote which should be familiar to any Christian because it so exemplified early Christian thought:

“I am dying willingly for God’s sake, if only you do not prevent it. I beg you, do not do me an untimely kindness. Allow me to be eaten by the beasts, which are my way of reaching to God. I am God’s wheat, and I am to be ground by the teeth of wild beasts, so that I may become the pure bread of Christ.”

The above is from one of six famous letters written by St. Ignatius to Christians back in Syria as he was being transported to Rome to die at the Roman Coliseum by being fed to the beasts which happened in the year 107 or just over 1900 years ago.


What does a letter written by St. Ignatius over 1900 years ago have to do with Mark Richt not having his team ready to play Alabama and with Richt and his football team basically laying down on the field and quitting as Alabama mauled the Georgia football team on Saturday while Mark Richt did NOTHING besides make a change at quarterback?

We know the answer to that question but does Mark Richt?

No doubt….Mark Richt is a first-class guy and the Coaches Hot Seat members living in the Atlanta area know a lot about Richt now and admire him as a man and very good football coach BUT there is something beyond troubling when you are tasked as the head football coach at Georgia and are paid Millions of Dollars a year…with your coaching staff making Millions of Dollars a year also….to have your team ready to play BIG games like the one against Alabama and at the end of the Bama game after your team just got mauled you look like….

St. Ignatius on the way to his death with little concern or fight in him towards the Romans that are leading him to his demise and the reality….

That there is very little to NO fight in Mark Richt

…would scare the Hell out of us if we were fans of Georgia football.

Imagine for a moment if American Christians did not stand-up and fight the EVIL in the world over the past 200 years from the Nazis to the Japanese to the Soviets what an EVIL place the world would be today and what an EVIL place it will be in the future if the Fascists in China, Russia, Iran, among many other countries on the march forward get their way….but then American Christians did stand-up and did fight….and won…and Thank whatever God you worship for that because the Earth would be a very dark place today if Americans weren’t there to save it in the past century.


The Bottom-Line question for us here at Coaches Hot Seat is no matter what Mark Richt believes is waiting for him after death we have to ask the following question today:

Is Mark Richt willing to fight to win football games in THIS life in THIS Real World?

We may just find out on when Georgia travels to play Tennessee in Knoxville.

As for the Georgia football team itself a few observations:

If the best quarterback Georgia has is someone that couldn’t win the starting job at Virginia then Georgia football is in a Helluva tough spot and after watching Greyson Lambert against Alabama it is clear if you put pressure on the boy…he folds like the Tennessee football team in the second half!

The Georgia defense is a joke…..cotton candy as county fairs are tougher than the Georgia defense and if Alabama had wanted to they could have easily hung 60 points on the Dawgs D easy. Is Jeremy Pruitt coaching the Georgia defense or spending most of his time counting all that money he is being paid at Georgia because for Damn sure Jeremy Pruitt didn’t earn his BIG paycheck on Saturday against Alabama!

Was anyone else shocked how out-of-shape and slow Georgia looked compared to Alabama….even more shocking how totally unmotivated the Dawgs were after they got down a couple of touchdowns which translated into English means….

The Georgia Football Team Flat-Out QUIT against Alabama!

And this….Georgia beat South Carolina 52 – 20 so imagine how bad the Gamecocks are in 2015!

Last question: Will Mark Richt and Georgia show no emotion and QUIT against Tennessee also or will they remember that Tennessee folds like a cheap suit in the second half even when up by a couple of touchdowns?

Luckily we will all get to find the answers to those questions and speaking of folding like a cheap suit….


7. Butch Jones, Tennessee – In 2012 former Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley had coached 30 games with the Vols posting a record of…

14 – 16

…. and now Butch Jones after 30 games coaching the Vols has posted a record of…

14 – 16

…after yet another unexplainable loss at home to Arkansas and here comes a Georgia team to Knoxville that just….

Flat-Out QUIT Against Alabama!

So this weekend in Knoxville we have facing off against each other…

The Quitters = Georgia


The Unexplainables = Tennessee

…and as they say in contests like this…

Something Has To Freaking Give Folks!

Our guess = Butch Jones is now wound tighter than any person on Planet Earth and he knows now that bringing in a head coach that he worked for at Central Michigan as his new offensive coordinator in….

The 59 year old Mike DeBord

….who posted a win/loss record at Central Michigan of….

12 – 34

…has been nothing short of a Complete Freaking Disaster and who has turned in a short time the once promising quarterback Joshua Dobbs into nothing short of….

A Scared To Make A Mistake Complete Freaking Disaster of a Quarterback!

Look at how far the Tennessee football team has regressed since January in their bowl game win over Iowa when the Vols played with aggressiveness and passion which has been replaced with fear and indecisiveness:

Now at 2 – 3 on the season below is the rest of Tennessee’s schedule:

At Alabama
At Kentucky
South Carolina
North Texas
At Missouri

Can Butch Jones and Tennessee win at least 4 of their last 7 games and get back to a bowl game?

Not Very Likely if they lose to Georgia in Knoxville on Saturday.

Lastly, what a Helluva lesson that Butch Jones and the 2015 Tennessee Vols are to young football coaches on what NOT to do when you have the chance as Tennessee did against Oklahoma to put the Sooners away and launch yourself towards a great season which has now turned into a Complete Freaking Disaster and all because against Oklahoma Butch Jones in our opinion….

Coached Like A Coward….PERIOD.


8. Randy Edsall, Maryland – No, it’s not a good look when in your…

55 th Game

….coaching at a school that loses to a team that was in disarray last season and has a new head coach in the….

Michigan Wolverines

….comes into your home stadium and lays a…

28 – 0

….whipping on YOUR football team!

Oh….Ohio State is up next for Randy Edsall and Maryland but then that may not be bad news since Urban Meyer’s football team is just going through the motions right now as they work their ways towards the Michigan State and Michigan games in late November.

In our opinion Randy Edsall better take Maryland to a bowl game in his FIFTH season coaching the Terps or Maryland will be looking for a new head football coach come December because MEDIOCRITY will no longer be accepted in College Park with Under Armour in town with LOTS of its money!

9. Doug Martin, New Mexico State – In his third season at New Mexico State Doug Martin has posted a win/loss record of…

4 – 24

…and after the loss to cross-state rival New Mexico the Aggies have two trips to the South to play….

At Ole Miss
At Georgia Southern

…to which we can only say….

Good Luck with that Doug Martin!


10. Al Golden, Miami – After the loss to Cincinnati Al Golden in his FIFTH season as head coach of the Miami Hurricanes is sitting on an overall win/loss record of….

31 – 23

….and an ACC Conference record of….

16 – 16

…and anyone that thinks that is good enough for Miami football is either an….

Ass Kisser of Head Coaches

….and there are a Helluva lot of those folks in the media that would take down the American Republic to not offend a head coach or someone that is….

Around the Bend and Mentally Not Stable Enough To Live in Normal Society!

Oh…up next for Al Golden and Miami….

FSU in Tallahassee

…which has posted a record of…

43 – 3

…the last three seasons under Jimbo Fisher.

Good Luck with that Al Golden!

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Monday, October 5, 2015 - Nelson Mandela



“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”


“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”


“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”


“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”


“It always seems impossible until its done.”


“Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.”


“Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.”


“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”


“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”


“We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.”


“I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.”


“I stand here before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant of you, the people. Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here today. I therefore place the remaining years of my life in your hands.”


“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” Long Walk to Freedom


“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”


“Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.” Refusing to bargain for freedom after 21 years in prison


“I stand here before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant of you, the people. Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here today. I therefore place the remaining years of my life in your hands.” Speech on the day of his release, Cape Town, February 11, 1990

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Sunday, October 4, 2015 - Gale Sayers



“There comes a time when you have to stand up and be counted.”


“Athletes as role models and heroes is a hoax, a sick hoax. The men and women who are fighting in Iraq, they are the true heroes.”


“We must stop the trend of closing schools and building prisons.”


“When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.”


“Our young people look up to us. Let us not let them down. Our young people need us. Saving them will make heroes of us all.”


“I don’t care to be remembered as the man who scored six touchdowns in a game. I want to be remembered as a winner in life.”


“There’s no way I would have made the Hall of Fame or set any of the records I did by myself. No matter how many yards I gained, whether it was three or 300, someone had to be there to make the block. Well, I played football, but you guys are out here giving a lot to make lives and to save lives. You need each other as much as we need you. Please continue to do what you’re doing.”


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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Saturday, October 3, 2015 - Woody Hayes



“I’ve had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven’t run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can’t outwork you, then smarts aren’t going to do them much good. That’s just the way it is. And if you believe that and live by it, you’d be surprised at how much fun you can have.”


“Without winners, there wouldn’t even be any civilization.”


“There’s nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you.”


“The height of human desire is what wins, whether it’s on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium.”


“I’m not coming here looking for security. I came here for the opportunity.” Upon accepting Ohio State head coaching job


“Paralyze resistance with persistence.”


“I don’t live in the past. I’m a student of the past, and I try to learn from the past, although some people will say, ‘You haven’t done a very good job of it.’ But for me to live in the past? Hell, no.'”


“A man is always better than he thinks.”


“I can accept failure, but I can’t accept not trying.”


“The time you give a man something he doesn’t earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”


“Success – it ‘s what you do with what you’ve got.”


“Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their players heads and motivate them.”


“I’m not trying to win a popularity poll. I’m trying to win football games. I don’t like nice people. I like tough, honest people.”


“I don’t apologize for anything. When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there. I just despise to lose, and that has taken a man of mediocre ability and made a pretty good coach out of him.”


“Just remember one thing. I can do your job, but you can’t do mine.” – to an OSU professor


“I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose.”


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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Friday, October 2, 2015 - Robert F. Kennedy



“There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why… I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”


“Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.”


“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”


“Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.”


“All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don’t. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.”


“The problem of power is how to achieve its responsible use rather than its irresponsible and indulgent use — of how to get men of power to live for the public rather than off the public.”


“Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.”


“A revolution is coming — a revolution which will be peaceful if we are wise enough; compassionate if we care enough; successful if we are fortunate enough — But a revolution which is coming whether we will it or not. We can affect its character; we cannot alter its inevitability.”


“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.”


“Every dictatorship has ultimately strangled in the web of repression it wove for its people, making mistakes that could not be corrected because criticism was prohibited.”


Something about the fact that I made some contribution to either my country, or those who were less well off. I think back to what Camus wrote about the fact that “perhaps this world is a world in which children suffer, but we can lessen the number of suffering children, and if you do not do this, then who will do this? I’d like to feel that I’d done something to lessen that suffering.”


“Some men see things as they are and say, ‘Why’? I dream of things that never were and say, ‘Why not’?” Robert Kennedy made this quotation famous during his 1968 Presidential campaign. Although he apparently used it on several occasions as a kind of slogan, the only occasion for which we have been able to find documentation is his speech at the University of Kansas on March 18, 1968. In its original form, the quotation was said by the serpent in George Bernard Shaw’s play Back to Methuselah , and was used by President Kennedy in his Speech to the Irish Parliament on June 28, 1963: “Speaking as an Irishman [Shaw] summed up an approach to life: ‘Other people,’ he said, ‘see things and say: why – but I dream things that never were and say: why not.'”


“On this generation of Americans falls the burden of proving to the world that we really mean it when we say all men are created free and are equal before the law. All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don’t. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.” Speech, Law Day Exercises of the University of Georgia Law School, May 6, 1961.


“The future is not a gift: it is an achievement. Every generation helps make its own future. This is the essential challenge of the present.” Address, Seattle World’s Fair, August 7, 1962.


“Since the days of Greece and Rome when the word ‘citizen’ was a title of honor, we have often seen more emphasis put on the rights of citizenship than on its responsibilities. And today, as never before in the free world, responsibility is the greatest right of citizenship and service is the greatest of freedom’s privileges.” Speech, University of San Francisco Law School, San Francisco, California, September 29, 1962.


“I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil.” Speech, Athens, Georgia, May 6, 1961.”All great questions must be raised by great voices, and the greatest voice is the voice of the people – speaking out – in prose, or painting or poetry or music; speaking out – in homes and halls, streets and farms, courts and cafes – let that voice speak and the stillness you hear will be the gratitude of mankind.” Address, New York City, January 22, 1963.


“When he shall die take him and cut him out into stars and he shall make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun.” Quoting Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at the Democratic National Convention, 8/27/64.


“President Kennedy’s favorite quote was really from Dante : ‘The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of moral crisis preserve their neutrality.'” Columbia University/Barnard Democratic Club, 10/5/64.


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NFL Post Week 3 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – There Is One Song That NFL Head Coaches HATE To Hear…Give Those NFL Hot Seat Coaches That Song Johnny Cash….Ring Of Fire!

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There Is One Song That NFL Head Coaches HATE To Hear…Give Those NFL Hot Seat Coaches That Song Johnny Cash….Ring Of Fire!

NFL Post Week 3 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings


1. Joe Philbin, Miami Dolphins – With perhaps the easiest schedule to open the season of any team in the NFL the start to the 2015 season is looking like nothing short of a….

Complete Freaking Disaster

….for Joe Philbin and the Miami Dolphins who were lined-up to face in the first SIX weeks of the season…

Washington Redskins – Hapless and Confused Football Team

Jacksonville Jaguars – Hapless and Confused Football Team

Buffalo Bills – Team with New Head Coach

New York Jets – Team with New Head Coach

Tennessee Titans – Team Still In A Lot of Disarray

Houston Texans – Team Still Struggling To Find Its Identity

….but now Joe Philbin and the Dolphins have lost….

2 of their first 3 games

…and more than likely will have a losing record when they travel to play the New England Patriots in Foxboro on October 29 which very well could be the beginning of the end of Joe Philbin in Miami.
What is very clear to us here at Coaches Hot Seat is that anything short of a Postseason Playoff berth and the Joe Philbin era in Miami will end in December after four seasons on the job and that makes this Sundays home game against the New York Jets one of the biggest games of Joe Philbin’s short NFL head coaching career…..PERIOD.


2. Gus Bradley, Jacksonville Jaguars – Gus Bradley is in his third season as the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars and has posted a win/loss record of…

8 – 26

….and in case anyone was wondering that is a winning percentage of….


….which puts Gus Bradley at the bottom of current NFL coaches in Winning Percentage….even below Redskins head coach Jay Gruden!

NFL Winningest Active Coaches

After the 51 – 17 loss to the Patriots in Week 3 things don’t get any easier for the Bradley and the Jaguars in Week 4 with a game against an…

Indianapolis Colts

….football team that seems to be playing pissed-off and a pissed-off team in the NFL is one of the worst things you can face…especially if your ass is on a Scorching Hot Seat as is the case with Gus Bradley!


3. Ken Whisenhunt, Tennessee Titans – Ken Whisenhunt and the Tennessee Titans had no Damn business losing to the flailing-around Indianapolis Colts last Sunday and now instead of being…

2 – 1

…on the season the Titans are 1 – 2 with the following three home games on tap in Nashville:

Buffalo Bills
Miami Dolphins
Atlanta Falcons

If Ken Whisenhunt is going to get his ass off the Hot Seat and the Titans back into at least some kind of conversation in the NFL then for Damn sure the Titans better win 2 of their next 3 games so that they are….

3 – 3

…when they head to play the Houston Texans on the road on November 1.


4. Jeff Fisher, St. Louis Rams – If we were the owner of the St. Louis Rams and had Billions of Dollars in the bank and we were determined to move the team to Los Angeles we would have found a way to already have the team playing in LA instead of the Complete Freaking Stupidity that is the Rams still playing games in St. Louis but then we were raised by Human Beings which may explain a lot about the current ownership of the Rams!

As for Rams head coach Jeff Fisher as we have said in this blog before it really doesn’t matter how many games the Rams win or lose in 2015 and although Fisher and his coaches are probably working hard to put some wins on the board this season the bottom-line is….

It Really Doesn’t Matter

…and that is just A Damn Shame because sports and winning SHOULD matter for an NFL franchise in the American Republic and the Rams have been so badly handled in recent years….like many NFL franchises….that it really takes the fun out of the entire Damn thing which brings us back to Jeff Fisher’s Hot Seat status…

Jeff Fisher is on the Hot Seat because in FOUR seasons on the job has posted a win/loss record of…

21 – 28 – 1

….and that’s just plain Crapola especially for a head coach like Jeff Fisher that had a nice run with the Houston Oilers and Tennessee Titans including a trip to the Super Bowl in 1999 when the Titans lost to the….

St. Louis Rams!

Now at 1 – 2 on the season Jeff Fisher and the Rams have up next a game….

At Arizona Cardinals!

Good Luck with that Jeff Fisher!


5. Lovie Smith, Tampa Bay Bucs – Lovie Smith may be coaching one of the most dysfunctional sports franchises in professional sports in the Tampa Bay Bucs and have an inconsistent rookie quarterback under center BUT sooner or later Smith is going to have to start winning some football games with the Bucs because in his second season the job he has this win/loss record on the wall….

3 – 16

…and that very simply does not Feed the Bulldog or the Buccaneer for that matter!

Now at 1 – 2 on the season the Bucs have a tough game in Week 4 against the Carolina Panthers but will have the opportunity to get a couple of wins in Weeks 5 and 6 with games against the Jaguars and Redskins which would be an ideal time for Lovie Smith to get things rolling in Tampa because if not now Lovie….when exactly are you going to get things rolling Tampa Lovie?


6. Tom Coughlin, New York Giants – Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants were jumping around like a lot of kids that had just scored a free cotton candy making machine last Thursday night after they beat the Hapless and Confused Washington Redskins when in reality the Giants only….

Found a year old Milky Way Bar


….and only acted like they had scored a free cotton candy making machine!

Oh…the Idiocy of acting like you have done something when you have….


…which is becoming a High Art in the NFL these days with so many flunky Head Coaches and Quarterbacks now dominating “the League” and after that “BIG” win over the Redskins the Giants have a game….

At Buffalo

….in Week 4 and is there anyone with a working brain that thinks Rex Ryan is going to let this Pitiful Giants team stroll into Buffalo and beat his Bills?

Didn’t think so!

So IF the Giants lose to Buffalo they will be 1 – 3 on the season with the even more Pitiful San Francisco 49ers coming to Gotham in Week 5 which no doubt the Giants will probably beat and think they beat Bill Walsh’s 49ers which could NOT be farther from the TRUTH since the 49ers are one of those NFL teams with….

A Flunky Head Coach and Quarterback!

Well…the 49ers have a Nice Head Coach and Quarterback with the 49ers head coach no doubt soon headed to the Hot Seat!


7. Jay Gruden, Washington Redskins – It’s hard for us to figure out Jay Gruden since he works for such a Complete Freaking Disaster of an organization in the Washington Redskins although to call the Redskins an “organization” is an insult to “organizations” around the world that would more than likely be insulted by anything….

Owned and Run by Complete Morons

….that might be classified as an “organization” so our bad on that folks!

Jay Gruden in his second year with the Redskins has posted a win/loss record of….

5 – 14

….and in our opinion as we look over the rest of the Redskins schedule…

Philadelphia Eagles
At Atlanta Falcons
At New York Jets
Tampa Bay Bucs
At New England Patriots
New Orleans Saints
At Carolina Panthers
New York Giants
Dallas Cowboys
At Chicago Bears
Buffalo Bills
At Philadelphia Eagles
At Dallas Cowboys

….with Washington now sitting on a 1 – 2 record we rather doubt that Jay Gruden and his Washington football team will beat their win total of last season…

4 Wins

…which means more than likely the Redskins will AGAIN be looking for another head coach come December!

Good Luck to you Jay Gruden…you will need it son!

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Thursday, October 1, 2015 - Douglas MacArthur



“A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.”


“Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul”


“Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.”


“In war, you win or lose, live or die – and the difference is just an eyelash.”


“Life is a lively process of becoming.”


“Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.”


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“There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.”


“There is no substitute for victory.”


“Americans never quit.”


“”Duty, Honor, Country” — those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.”


“Rules are mostly made to be broken and are too often for the lazy to hide behind.”


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35 College Football Head Coaches That CANNOT LOSE In Week FIVE – Enjoy the GREAT Steely Dan Performing Deacon Blues!

They got a name for the winners in the world….I want a name when I lose…they call Alabama the Crimson Tide….call me Deacon Blues…Deacon Blues.”

Enjoy the GREAT Steely Dan performing Deacon Blues!


1. Al Golden, Miami vs. Cincinnati – Below are the win/loss records and winning percentages of the Miami head football coaches before Al Golden starting with Howard Schnellenberger in 1979:

Howard Schnellenberger: 41 – 16 (.719)

Jimmy Johnson: 52 – 9 (.852)

Dennis Erickson: 63 – 9 (.875)

Butch Davis: 51 – 20 (.718)

Larry Coker: 60 – 15 (.800)

Randy Shannon: 28 – 22 (.560)

Al Golden: 31 – 22 (.585)

Clearly…make that Very Damn Clearly….Randy Shannon and Al Golden have not lived up to the expectations….our and the fans of Miami football’s expectations…and either Al Golden in his FIFTH season as the head coach of the Canes will start winning a lot more football games in 2015 or Miami will be looking for another head coach come December.

Clearly…make that Very Damn Clearly the Cincinnati game on Thursday night is a CANNOT LOSE Game for Al Golden and Miami.


2. Nick Saban, Alabama vs. Georgia – Although it’s our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat that the end of the Alabama football dynasty will be recorded in history as the moment the “Kick 6” return happened in the 2013 Alabama – Auburn game on the night of November 30, 2013 which ended Nick Saban and Bama’s attempt to win…

3 Straight Bogus BCS National Championships

….but it’s ultimately up to Nick Saban and his Alabama football team to prove us and others wrong on the end of this particular era of winning BIG Alabama football which has seen several great runs by legendary football coaches like the one Saban has put together in Tuscaloosa since 2007.

With the loss to Ole Miss already in the books in 2015 Alabama cannot afford another loss and then expect the Rebels to lose 3 games in the SEC in so Saturday’s game at Georgia is MASSIVE for Alabama football and Nick Saban who with a loss in this spot will find himself coaching out of the National Title hunt at Alabama for the first time during the regular season since….his first year at Alabama in 2007.


English historian Edward Gibbon recorded in his book The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire written some 1400 years after the Roman Empire disappeared from the Earth that the once mighty Roman power fell because quoting from the Wikipedia entry on Gibbon’s book (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Wikipedia):

“According to Gibbon, the Roman Empire succumbed to barbarian invasions in large part due to the gradual loss of civic virtue among its citizens. They had become weak, outsourcing their duty to defend their empire to barbarian mercenaries, who then became so numerous and ingrained that they were able to take over the Empire. Romans, he believed, had become effeminate, unwilling to live a tougher, “manly” military lifestyle. In addition, Gibbon argued that Christianity created a belief that a better life existed after death, which fostered an indifference to the present among Roman citizens, thus sapping their desire to sacrifice for a larger purpose. He also believed that Christianity’s comparative pacifism tended to hamper the traditional Roman martial spirit. Finally, like other Enlightenment thinkers and British citizens of the age steeped in institutional anti-Catholicism, Gibbon held in contempt the Middle Ages as a priest-ridden, superstitious Dark Age. It was not until his own era, the “Age of Reason,” with its emphasis on rational thought, it was believed, that human history could resume its progress.”

…but the Alabama football dynasty under Nick Saban may have well been felled by two fluke plays from the 2013 college football season….

The miracle tipped-pass that let Auburn beat Georgia

The insane Kick-6 which let Auburn slip past Alabama

Year 476 is the year that Edward Gibbon marks as the year the Roman Empire ended

Year 2013 is the year that the Nick Saban dynasty at Alabama was felled with the 2015 Georgia game just another marker in the decline of the Saban dynasty only this time a loss to Georgia in this spot will neatly bookend the Nick Saban run at Alabama between two precise dates:

September 27, 2008: Alabama whips Georgia in Athens 41 – 30

October 3, 2013: Georgia whips Alabama in Athens by the score of “?”

It was a nice run Nick….but it’s over son and you need to get the Fat Boy in Memphis to find you another mountain to climb because your ass is sliding down the Alabama mountain in a Helluva hurry!


A sidenote to the end of the Nick Saban dynasty at Alabama: The Kick-6 debacle against Auburn was only made that much worse by bringing Dumbass Lane “Narcissus” Kiffin to Tuscaloosa which was akin to Caesar letting the Barbarians into Rome which of course hastened the end of the Roman Empire!

See history can be mighty Damn entertaining!


3. Mark Richt, Georgia vs. Alabama – On the other side of the ledger sits Mark Richt and his Georgia Bulldogs who have not won a SEC Conference title since….


….and frankly have been a very mediocre football program in recent years with Mark Richt losing…

4 or More Games

….in 4 of the last 6 seasons with often a key loss coming at the exact wrong time like the…

Complete Cowardly Breakdown of Mark Richt and the Georgia Bulldogs against the Hapless Florida Gators in Jacksonville last season!

Now here come the Mighty Alabama Crimson Tide to Athens presenting Mark Richt with a unique opportunity in American life…

A Third Chance to Right Two Wrongs or rather Two Losses

….to Alabama that still must sting Mark Richt to the core which are the…

2008 Whipping that Alabama put on Georgia in Athens

2012 SEC Conference Championship Game that Georgia should have won…if only…Mark Richt would have had the common sense to take a timeout!

So what will it be for Mark Richt and the Georgia Bulldogs against Alabama in 2015?

Are the Georgia Bulldogs COWARDS with a COWARD as a head coach that don’t have the Courage or the Guts to beat an Alabama team that just got manhandled by an Ole Miss team with less talent than Bama in Tuscaloosa no less?


Is Mark Richt and his Georgia Bulldogs MAN ENOUGH to stand-up like REAL MEN and beat Alabama and end all of us using Mark Richt and his football team as a punchline….

“Hell, if you think the USA Ryder Cup teams are a bunch of chokers….don’t forget Mark Richt and the Georgia Bulldogs who have mastered the art of choking in the last decade!”

We can just see the title of Mark Richt’s biography:

How I Choked Away Several SEC Conference Titles Coaching the Georgia Bulldogs While Making Millions and Millions of Dollars in the Process

Subtitle: “Oh…and I was owned Lock, Stock and Barrel by Nick Saban!”

Our humble suggestion to folks stupid enough to bet on college football:

Take Alabama and the points because clearly…

Mark Richt and Georgia aren’t MAN ENOUGH to beat Alabama!


4. Ron Caragher, San Jose State vs. Auburn – A lot of people here at Coaches Hot Seat thought that Ron Caragher was going to do some great work at San Jose State and follow-up on the nice coaching job that now Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre did with the Spartans BUT after a 6 – 6 record his first season Caragher has posted a win/loss record the last two seasons of….

5 – 11

…and although way off the national CFB radar Ron Caragher comes into Auburn game on Saturday on one of the Hottest Seats in the country only behind….you got it…..


5. Gus Malzahn, Auburn vs. San Jose State – The San Jose State game is just a Very Damn Clear situation for Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn:

Lose to a San Jose State team on your home field in Auburn and Gus Malzahn’s coaching career with the Tigers is effectively over because there will be no recovery short of winning the SEC Western Division in 2015 from a loss to the Spartans that have lost 11 of their last 16 games

Let’s just be honest…if Auburn cannot beat San Jose State on Saturday then they have ONE win left on their schedule….

At Kentucky
At Arkansas
Ole Miss
At Texas A&M

…against Idaho on November 21 which may in the end be ironic because Idaho may just be where Gus Malzahn will be coaching in 2016 because there is…

Not A Chance in Hell

….that Gus Malzahn will be retained as the head coach at Auburn if he opens the 2015 season as a heavy favorite to win the SEC and be in the 4-Team Playoff and ends up with a record of…

3 – 9 Overall

0 – 8 SEC

….which as everyone knows are the exact records that got Gene Chizik’s ass fired after the 2012 season at Auburn!

Good Luck Gus and if you lose to San Jose State you will have no one to blame but yourself!

NCAA Football: Wake Forest at Stanford

6. David Shaw, Stanford vs. Arizona – We always laugh when people on the outside say there isn’t any pressure to win at Stanford when the TRUTH is…


Stanford University is the toughest pressure cooker on the planet university-wise right now with competition being the order of the day in every corner of The Farm

…which extends right to the Stanford athletic department which places an emphasis on winning…

Pac-12 Championships


National Championships

…something that we note that Stanford football has not done on the Pac-12 Championship side of things since 2013 which in our books is way too Damn long ago! Hell, that was two years ago now if Stanford doesn’t win the Pac-12 Title in 2015 and the last time that Stanford won the National Championship in football was…..

1940 after Stanford beat Nebraska in the Rose Bowl!

…and that is a Freaking Outrage!

Arizona is coming to The Farm on Saturday after getting blasted by UCLA and if the Stanford Cardinal is going to be a player in the Pac-12 Title run this season….and why the Hell wouldn’t they be since we are talking about Stanford….then they need to protect their home field and whip Arizona just like the Bruins did and besides…

David Shaw CANNOT LOSE this game because his ass will be right back on the Hot Seat and who the Hell wants that….

Certainly not us at Coaches Hot Seat

…so play like Men Possessed AGAIN Stanford Boys!


7. Bret Bielema, Arkansas vs. Tennessee – Let’s just be honest here…

Bret Bielema has done NOTHING at Arkansas in the last 3 seasons

…that any random stumble-bum off the streets of Fayetteville couldn’t have done with the same amount of talent and resources at his disposal and believe it folks when you have these kinds of records on the board…

Overall: 11 – 18

SEC: 2 – 15

….there are many here at Coaches Hot Seat that believe if AD Jeff Long had hired a stumble-bum off the streets of Fayetteville not only would he have posted better records than Bielema the stumble-bum would have been able to find a razor to shave his Damn face before football games something that Bret Bielema was for Damn sure not able to accomplish before the Texas A&M game last Saturday!

In an age full of boring people Shakespeare would have reveled in Bret Bielema and no doubt the bard would have spun up a nice tale about Bielema’s big mouth and how that big mouth got his big ass in a Helluva spot which will be in…

A Helluva Hot Spot

…if Arkansas loses to this stumbling, bumbling Tennessee team in Knoxville on Saturday!

Tennessee is not so much a CANNOT LOSE game for Bret Bielema as it is a game that with a loss will just be another…

Step towards West Texas where Big Mouth will be shoveling shit with….


8. Butch Jones, Tennessee vs. Arkansas – If you think Bret Bielema is in a Helluva tough spot right now then consider Butch Jones who is the laughingstock of the American Republic right now after the Complete Meltdown of the Vols in the second-half against the Gators last Saturday which included the inability of Jones to do basic math which is especially not a good thing when you are working on a college campus but then now….we are talking about the…

University of Tennessee

…here which somehow granted a diploma to Paul Finebaum which is a marker to us that just about any Random Moron can show up in Knoxville and leave with sheepskin!


Seriously now folks the TRUTH about this Arkansas – Tennessee game for Butch Jones is that…

He Just Flat-Out CANNOT LOSE It

…but let your mind wander for a moment and consider IF…

Butch Jones loses to Arkansas in a situation caused by…Butch Jones…in the fourth quarter!

Clearly…another one of those “situations” against Arkansas and Butch Jones coaching career will effectively be over in Knoxville so our recommendation to Butch Jones on Saturday is to do what we tell our kids to do when they tell us they are going to be nervous playing in a sporting event:

“Play aggressive because when you play aggressive you don’t have time to worry about messing up!”

Play aggressive against Arkansas Butch Jones and go for the kill if you have the chance because the last Damn thing you need is another game coming down to the fourth quarter AND…..

9. Derek Mason, Vanderbilt vs. Middle Tennessee – Talk about a football coach that CANNOT LOSE on Saturday that is Vandy head coach Derek Mason to INFINITY because after looking like a decent football team in 2015 there is just no room at the inn for Derek Mason’s football team to go to Murfreesboro and lose to a Middle Tennessee team that NO DAMN SEC team has any Damn business losing to!

Good Luck Derek Mason against Middle Tennessee! We will be watching the game from The Farm and pulling for you hoping you can finally get your ass off the Hot Seat!


10. Randy Edsall, Maryland vs. Michigan – Randy Edsall has got himself and his Maryland football team in a Helluva spot now opening the season with a record of 2 – 2 with these games still to be played:

At Ohio State
Penn State
At Iowa
At Michigan State
At Rutgers

Damn….Maryland will be LUCKY to win 6 games in 2015 which means it looks like Randy Edsall’s ass will be on FIRE the rest of the season!


11. Mark Helfrich, Oregon vs. Colorado – We talked to a long-time Oregon alum friend of ours that lives in the Portland area to get the inside scoop on the state of Oregon Ducks football right now and what he said even surprised us here at Coaches Hot Seat and we aren’t surprised very often anymore but we sure the Hell were surprised when we heard this:

Coaches Hot Seat: “So what’s up with Oregon football?”

Long-Time Oregon Alum-Friend: “I will tell you what’s up. If Oregon implodes or even struggles to get to a bowl game this season Mark Helfrich is done and the entire Oregon coaching staff is done also. There is a feeling that things have gotten stale in Eugene and that there are way too many people both in the football operation and athletic department that have been around too long and gotten too Damn lazy and it may just be time for department wide cleaning to get things right again with Ducks football.”

Coaches Hot Seat: “Damn!”

Long-Time Oregon Alum Friend: “That Utah game was a wake-up call for a lot of people that I have not seen this mad since 2004 when the Ducks went 5 – 6 and I will be Damned if we are going back to those days of losing to Oregon State and Washington so that a few people can sit on their asses in Eugene and do next to nothing while making hundreds of thousands of Dollars a year!”

Memo to Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich: Don’t lose to Colorado Mark….PERIOD.

So maybe the Nike SHOUT video was the Peak of Oregon Ducks football!


12. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina vs. Missouri – Now at 2 – 2 on the season take a look at the rest of South Carolina’s schedule in 2015 and you tell us how many wins that Steve Spurrier and his football team gets in 2015:

At Missouri
At Texas A&M
At Tennessee
The Citadel

Geez…South Carolina could end up with a record of…

4 – 8

…easy in 2015 and anyone that thinks Steve Spurrier can return to coach South Carolina in 2016 after posting a record of 4 – 8 in 2015 is either…

Out of Their Freaking Mind OR A Communist

….and last time we checked there weren’t a Helluva lot of Communists running around the Great State of South Carolina!

YES….Missouri is a CANNOT LOSE game for Steve Spurrier as are ALL of the games left on the South Carolina schedule!

Have fun Ole’ Ball Coach!

13. Mike Riley, Nebraska vs. Illinois – We will be honest here…there were many times in the last few years when Mike Riley should have been on the Hot Seat as the head coach at Oregon State and we collectively voted to keep Riley off the Hot Seat because Mike is such a nice guy and he played college football for one of our favorite coaches in Paul “Bear” Bryant at Alabama. With that in mind we do hope that Nebraska beats Illinois on Saturday so we can take Mike Riley’s ugly mug off the frontpage of the Coaches Hot Seat website and off the Hot Seat BUT if Nebraska loses to Illinois when the Huskers have No Damn Reason to be losing to his average Illini team…

Then Mike Riley’s ass will only get hotter!

Coach ‘em up Mike Riley!


14. Willie Taggart, South Florida vs. Memphis – This one is very simple for us here at Coaches Hot Seat:

Get Off Your Ass and get Your South Florida football team off their asses Willie Taggart and beat Memphis on Saturday!

15. George O’Leary, UCF vs. Tulane – Geez…this one is very simple also…

If UCF loses to Tulane after already losing to FIU and Furman

…..someone should fire George O’Leary at the airport in New Orleans forget about waiting to fire him at the airport in Orlando!

16. Curtis Johnson, Tulane vs. UCF – It’s time Curtis Johnson to show us what he and his Tulane football team has going for it starting with BEATING the UCF Knights in New Orleans on Saturday especially if you want to get your ass of the Hot Seat!

UCF is Pitiful and there is No Damn Reason why Tulane shouldn’t whip UCF’s ass!


17. Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech vs. Pitt – We just checked and Frank Beamer has not had a losing season at Virginia Tech since 1992 BUT if the Hokies keep playing the way they have played so far in 2015 they might just find themselves at home during bowl season which more than likely would be the end of Frank Beamer in Blacksburg….because MEDIOCRITY cannot be tolerated in Blacksburg….right?

Here’s what Virginia Tech has left to play this season with a record of 2 – 2 right now:

NC State
At Miami
At Boston College
At Georgia Tech
North Carolina
At Virginia

Damn….this Pitt game is a CANNOT LOSE Game for Damn sure!

18. Paul Rhoads, Iowa State vs. Kansas – In a season when Paul Rhoads and Iowa State are going to have a hard time finding many wins at all the Cyclones clearly CANNOT LOSE to Pitiful Kansas team on Saturday at home which no doubt with a loss would end Paul Rhoads already slim chance of returning to coach Iowa State in 2016.

With a game at Texas Tech on deck…you Better Damn Beat Kansas Paul Rhoads!

Bob Stoops

19. Bob Stoops, Oklahoma vs. West Virginia – After beating basically NOTHING in 2015 with wins over Akron, Tennessee and Tulsa Bob Stoops is crowing around Norman like he has won another National Championship to which we say….

Good for Bob to have something to crow about after the last few seasons of MEDIOCRITY

…..but now can Crazy Boy Dana Holgorsen bring his West Virginia team to Norman and shut-up Bob Stoops for the duration of the 2015 season?

Hell..what if Oklahoma got whipped by West Virginia and Texas got whipped by TCU heading into the Red River Shootout in Dallas which no doubt would leave both Bob Stoops and Charlie Strong rolling into Big D on donkeys and empty saddle bags as our Texas buddies like to say?

You might be able to find the Texas – Oklahoma game on ESPN3 if that happened!


20. Charlie Strong, Texas vs. TCU – Texas is now 1 – 3 on the season and they play TCU on Saturday with the game against Oklahoma in Dallas on deck…

Do you think TCU is a CANNOT LOSE Game for Charlie Strong?

Hell…if Texas loses to TCU….and then Oklahoma…do you think that game against Kansas State in Austin on October 24 would be BIG?

Last season TCU beat Texas 48 – 10 in Austin which is a good marker to see where the Texas football program stands against TCU a year later so we are guessing anything better than a 38 point loss against TCU will be a “win” for Texas and their fans…right? RIGHT!

21. Darrell Hazell, Purdue vs. Michigan State – If you can’t beat Bowling Green at home there is little Damn chance you can beat Michigan State on the road so this would be one of those….

CANNOT LOSE Games for Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell

…that is in reality…

A CANNOT LOSE too Damn bad for Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell!


22. Kirk Ferentz, Iowa vs. Wisconsin – Kirk Ferentz has Iowa off to a 4 – 0 start in 2015 against four pretty pedestrian teams in Illinois State, Iowa State, Pitt and North Texas and the question is now can the Hawkeyes keep the winning going in a game at Wisconsin on Saturday?

Our gut tell us NO but then this Wisconsin team is a loss to Iowa away from putting their head coach Paul Chryst on the Hot Seat so maybe the Hawkeyes can win this CANNOT LOSE Game in Madison!

23. Bobby Petrino, Louisville vs. NC State – Talk about a potential disaster ahead….take a look at Louisville’s remaining games now sitting at 1 – 3 on the season:

At NC State
At Florida State
Boston College
At Wake Forest
At Pitt
At Kentucky

Geez….if Louisville drops to 1 – 4 with a loss to NC State we don’t see any way in Hell that the Cardinals wins 6 games in 2015 barring a….MIRACLE….and is anyone else thinking that Bobby Petrino is not first person in line to be getting MIRACLES handed to him on this Earth?

24. Ron Turner, FIU vs. UMass – An interesting question being bantered around here at Coaches Hot Seat:

Can Ron Turner post three straight losing seasons in three years on the job at Florida International and keep his job?

Most of us say NOT….but a few people here think that it doesn’t matter how many wins Ron Turner posts because football just isn’t that Damn important at FIU!

Either way….FIU plays at UMass on Saturday in what would be a CANNOT LOSE Game if we were the AD at FIU!

25. Craig Bohl, Wyoming vs. Appalachian State – Geez….we really hope that Craig Bohl and his Wyoming football team can get a win after traveling across most of the country to play Appalachian State on Saturday but we aren’t holding our breath….although beating Appalachian State on the road would be good spot for Craig Bohl to get things rolling with the Cowboys!

Good Luck Craig Bohl!

26. Trent Miles, Georgia State vs. Liberty – Talk about another CANNOT LOSE Game there is No Damn Way that Trent Miles and Georgia State can lose to Liberty at home although Liberty we have heard is a pretty decent football team under head coach Turner Gill!

27. Chuck Martin, Miami (OH) vs. Kent State – It’s time for Chuck Martin to start winning some football games at Miami (OH) and beating a Kent State team with a head coach on the Hot Seat is a good place to start in this CANNOT LOSE Game!

28. Paul Haynes, Kent State vs. Miami (OH) – It’s time for Paul Haynes to start winning some football games at Kent State and beating a Miami (OH) team with a head coach on the Hot Seat is a good place to start in this CANNOT LOSE Game!

29. Paul Petrino, Idaho vs. Arkansas State – We are now getting to the point with Paul Petrino at Idaho where games aren’t so much CANNOT LOSE as they are…

Wouldn’t It Be Great If Idaho Won A Football Game

….not that we give the Vandals any chance at all to travel down to Arkansas State and win this football game.

30. Todd Berry, La. Monroe, Georgia Southern – With losses to Georgia and Alabama in 2015 the one thing that Todd Berry and his football team needs is some wins starting with a win over a very tough Georgia Southern team that is a CANNOT LOSE Game for Berry especially with a game at Tulsa on deck.

31. Dan McCarney, North Texas vs. Southern Miss – Since Dan McCarney was at Iowa State we have always pulled for Dan McCarney’s football teams and we will be pulling for McCarney to get a win on Saturday at Southern Miss against an improving Golden Eagles football team. With Portland State up next a win against USM and North Texas could get two straight wins before a tough game against Western Kentucky on October 15.


32. Todd Monken, Southern Miss. vs. North Texas – To our eyes Southern Miss football is poised to turn a corner and become a force again in Conference USA…BUT…this is a spot where Todd Monken and his football team CANNOT LOSE to a struggling North Texas team which would be nothing less than a setback for….

Todd Monken and Southern Miss

….and be nothing short of a Complete Freaking Disaster!

Don’t lose this CANNOT LOSE Game Todd Monken which with a win would get your ass off the Hot Seat!

33. Doug Martin, New Mexico State vs. New Mexico – Doug Martin and his New Mexico State Aggies need a win in the worst way and there is nothing sweeter than beating your cross-state rival especially when your cross-state rival are those Arrogant Asses from the Big City in the New Mexico Lobos!

We aren’t holding our breath on NMSU winning this one though!

34. Bob Davie, New Mexico vs. New Mexico State – Talk about a CANNOT LOSE Game after beating Wyoming in Week 4 the one Damn thing that Bob Davie and his New Mexico football team CANNOT do this week is lose to New Mexico State which would put Davie and the Lobos in a Helluva spot with a game at Nevada in Week 6.

35. Norm Chow, Hawaii vs. Boise State – Not that we think Norm Chow and his Hawaii Warriors have any Damn chance to beat Boise State in Boise on Saturday but it would be GREAT if they did!

Coach ‘Em Up Norm!


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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - Herb Brooks



“Great moments are born from great opportunities.”


“We should be dreaming. We grew up as kids having dreams, but now we’re too sophisticated as adults, as a nation. We stopped dreaming. We should always have dreams.”


“You know, Willie Wonka said it best: we are the makers of dreams, the dreamers of dreams.”


“You’re looking for players whose name on the front of the sweater is more important than the one on the back. I look for these players to play hard, to play smart and to represent their country.”


“When you pull on that jersey, the name on the front is a hell of alot more important than the one on the back.”


“I’m not looking for the best players, Craig, I’m lookin’ for the right ones.”


“If we play ’em 10 times, they might win nine. But NOT this game.”


“[as the players who were cut depart] Take a good look, gentlemen, cause they’re the ones getting off easy”


“[making his team do sprints after a lackluster game] You keep playing this way, you won’t beat anybody who’s even good, let alone great! You wanna make this team? Then you better start playing at a level that’s gonna FORCE ME to keep you here! AGAIN!”


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