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Darrell Hazell


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Al Golden


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Mike MacIntyre


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Kliff Kingsbury

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Willie Taggart

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Mike Leach

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Pat Fitzgerald


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    SATURDAY MAY 30, 2015

     "Life is like a dogsled race.  If you ain’t the lead dog, the scenery never changes.”  Lewis Grizzard


Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Saturday, May 30, 2015 - Lewis Grizzard



“I don’t think I’ll get married again. I’ll just find a woman I don’t like and give her a house. “


“I grew up in a very large family in a very small house. I never slept alone until after I was married. “


“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato. “


“Sex hasn’t been the same since women started enjoying it. “


“The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity. “


“The public, more often than not, will forgive mistakes, but it will not forgive trying to wriggle and weasel out of one.”


“You call to a dog and a dog will break its neck to get to you. Dogs just want to please. Call to a cat and its attitude is, ‘What’s in it for me?’ “


“The only way that I could figure they could improve upon Coca-Cola, one of life’s most delightful elixirs, which studies prove will heal the sick and occasionally raise the dead, is to put rum or bourbon in it.”


“Being a newspaper columnist is like being married to a nymphomaniac. It’s great for the first two weeks.”


“Baptists never make love standing up. They’re afraid someone might see them and think they’re dancing.”


“I have three ex-wives. I can’t remember any of their names, so I just call ’em Plaintiff.”


“I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence.”


“In the south there’s a difference between ‘Naked’ and ‘Nekkid.’ ‘Naked’ means you don’t have any clothes on. ‘Nekkid’ means you don’t have any clothes on … and you’re up to somethin’.”


“Kinky sex involves the use of duck feathers. Perverted sex involves the whole duck.”


“Real estate agents are God’s plague on mankind when locusts are out of season.”


“Women who drink white wine either want to get married, sell you a piece of real estate, or redecorate your house. Either way, it’s expensive.”


“Lewis’ advice to Atlantans in case of nuclear war: “If you live on the South side of Atlanta, get on I-75 and go south. If you live of the North side of Atlanta get on I-75 and go north. If you are a Yankee get on 285.” (Note to all you Yankees — I-285 is a continuous loop around the city)”


“I get letters from people who say, ‘What have you got against women?’ What could I possibly have against women? I’ve married three of them.”


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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Friday, May 29, 2015 - Mike Slive



Over the last few months we have been giving a lot of thought to Mike Slive’s retirement from commissioner of the SEC Conference and Mike’s remarkable run with the SEC over the past 13 years, and there really isn’t a lot we could say in this space that hasn’t been said by lots of people already including the below piece by Tony Barnhart on Mike Slive that is a brilliantly written piece about a brilliant man.


Tony Barnhart on Mike Slive, SEC Sports, October 2014

A few years back several Coaches Hot Seat members were invited to a retirement party slash roast of a well-known tech executive who was being sent out in style at a lavish dinner and party at one of San Francisco’s finest hotels. The party and roasting lived up to our expectations as this very fine man retiring after forty years working at the highest levels of technology in Silicon Valley was getting the send-off that he rightly deserved meaning he was being praised and ribbed hard as he was walking out the door.

Everyone in the room that night was very excited to see what the last speaker of the night was going to say about the retiring honoree because that speaker had been in a multi-decade business battle with the well-known retiring tech executive, and there had been some bad blood along the way so the likelihood of some great lines was high and the speaker did not disappoint as he got off some zingers that we can’t even repeat in the Coaches Hot Seat Blog which is saying something!

After about 10 minutes of the last speaker giving it to the honored retiree good the speaker then went silent after he got off a great laugh line and didn’t say anything for what seemed like an eternity, but was only 30 seconds or so. The speaker then looked across the entire audience and then down the dais at the retiring executive and said to a hushed crowd:

“I would like to finish by saying that certainly “X” and I have had our disagreements over the years and I have cussed his ass out in private more times than I can count, but for anyone that doesn’t know it already let me make this abundantly clear. Not only has “X” been a Helluva competitor and terrific businessman over the years, but the world is a better place today because of the life this very fine man has lived and for that I Thank You “X” and wish you the very best of luck in the future.”
Of course, the audience that night rose to their feet to applaud that very accurate statement about “X” which was said in the most heartfelt way possible by a man everyone in that room respected to the utmost.

To Mike Slive from the 117 Members of Coaches Hot Seat:

The world is a better place today because of the life you have lived over the years and for that we Thank You and wish you the very best of luck in the future.

Thank You Mike Slive and hopefully one of us will make it to Hoover, Alabama in July and tell you that in person.




“The hostile atmospheres when you play on the road in this league are incomparable. If you can go through that [undefeated] and win this game, you deserve to be in the national championship game.”


“We really don’t have any concern about that. One thing this tragedy taught us is that we all need to be flexible.”


“The conference didn’t have to take any action of any kind,”


“Coaches develop relationships with these students, and if they come to believe in them as people, not just athletes, they want to give them the benefit of the doubt if they can. Not all of them make it. We know that. But we have given them the opportunity.”


“After reviewing all of the information, I felt this was the best decision for the game, … The safety of our student-athletes, coaches and fans is our priority.”


“One of the great things about the Southeastern Conference is our fans and our support — the importance of college football. On occasion that exuberance goes over the top. What we’d ultimately like to do is channel it on the field.”


“Hurricane Katrina has devastated the lives of victims in four of the SEC’s states, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi, and may continue to do so for months and years to come,”


“The MVP program will raise awareness about issues that can adversely affect our student athletes. It is important for the SEC to be aware of the challenges facing our student-athletes so that we can assist them whenever possible.”


“Coach Vaught certainly was one of the great icons in SEC football. If you look at the list of names (of) great all-Americans from here that played for him … you just get a sense of what he’s meant to this conference.”


“We’ll evaluate everybody. But in terms of the work ethic and the commitment of our officials, I think it’s very strong.”


“I used to go to more games than I do now. Every game you see in person you probably miss somewhere between five and 10 games.”


“No one person, no matter how popular, can be allowed to derail the soul of an institution.”


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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Thursday, May 28, 2015 - George Washington Carver



“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.”


“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.”


“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.”


“No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving something behind.”


“Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.”


“There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation – veneer isn’t worth anything.”


“Where there is no vision, there is no hope.”

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - Ulysses S. Grant



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - Dwight D. Eisenhower



“I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him, he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone.”


“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”


“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”


“The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.”


“The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.”


“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”


“When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were – to the very last minute – a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.”


“You don’t lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership.”


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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Monday, May 25, 2015 - Abraham Lincoln



“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.”


“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”


“Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.”


“As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.”


“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.”


“Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new at all.”


“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”


“Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.”


“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”


“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.”





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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Sunday, May 24, 2015 - Audie Murphy



“Seems to me that if you’re afraid or living with some big fear, you’re not really living. You’re only half alive. I don’t care if it’s the boss you’re scared of or a lot of people in a room or diving off of a dinky little board, you gotta get rid of it. You owe it to yourself. Makes sort of a zombie out of you being afraid. I mean you want to be free, don’t you? And how can you if you are scared? That’s prison. Fear’s a jailer. Mind now, I’m not a professor on the subject. I just found it out for myself. But that’s what I think.”


“If you’re afraid of anything, why not take a chance and do the thing you fear. Sometimes it’s the only way to get over being afraid.”


“Let each man hear his own music and live by it. The drums roll one way for one man, I guess, and another way for another. You have to listen to your own.”


“In life quality is what counts, not quantity.”


“Audacity is a tactical weapon. Nine times out ten it will throw the enemy off-balance and confuse him.”


“Lead from the front.”

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Saturday, May 23, 2015 - Eagles



“It seems when I put together records, as Henley used to say, they’re just like movies. They should have action, tension, love scenes, places to relax.” Glenn Frey


“Somebody asked my friend Bob Seger, Why do you think the Eagles broke up? He said, Hotel California.” Glenn Frey


“I’m fortunate that I’ve been in this business long enough that I’ve earned the right to be left alone by my record company.” Don Henley


“Let hope inspire you, but let not idealism blind you. Don’t look back, you can never look back.” Don Henley


“Selling eight million copies of your first album will mess you up.” Don Henley


“Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge.” Don Henley



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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Friday, May 22, 2015 - Bill Walsh



Bill Walsh’s Five Don’ts

“1. Don’t ask, “Why me?”

2. Don’t expect sympathy.

3. Don’t bellyache.

4. Don’t keep accepting condolences.

5. Don’t blame others.”


“If you see players who hate practice, their coach isn’t doing a very good job.”


“The absolute bottom line in coaching is organization and preparing for practice.”


“A resolute and resourceful leader understands that there are a multitude of means to increase the probability of success. And that’s what it all comes down to, namely, intelligently and relentlessly seeking solutions that will increase your chance of prevailing in a competitive environment. When you do that, the score will take care of itself.”


“I’ve observed that if individuals who prevail in a highly competitive environment have any one thing in common besides success, it is failure—and their ability to overcome it.”


“The ability to help the people around me self-actualize their goals underlines the single aspect of my abilities and the label that I value most—teacher.”


“Failure is part of success, an integral part. Everybody gets knocked down. Knowing it will happen and what you must do when it does is the first step back.”


“When you stand and overcome a significant setback, you’ll find an increasing inner confidence and self-assurance that has been created by conquering defeat. Absorbing and overcoming this kind of punishment engenders a sober, steely toughness that results in a hardened sense of independence and a personal belief that you can take on anything, survive and win.”


“Great players and great companies don’t suddenly start hunching up, grimacing, and trying to “hit the ball harder” at a critical point. Rather, they’re in a mode, a zone in which they’re performing and depending on their “game,” which they’ve mastered over many months and years of intelligently directed hard work. There’s only so much thinking you can isolate and focus on during that kind of extreme competitive pressure. It has to be tactical more than a conscious effort to really “try harder.” You just want to function very well, up to your potential, effortlessly—do what you already know how to do at the level of excellence you’ve acquired—whether in making a presentation or coaching a game or anything else.”


“Everybody’s got an opinion. Leaders are paid to make a decision. The difference between offering an opinion and making a decision is the difference between working for the leader and being the leader.”


“I came to the San Francisco 49ers with a specific goal – to implement what I call the Standard of Performance. It was a way of doing things, a leadership philosophy, that has as much to do with core values, principles, and ideals as with blocking, tackling, and passing; more to do with the mental than with the physical.”


“The culture precedes positive results. It doesn’t get tacked on as an afterthought on your way to the victory stand. Champions behave like champions before they’re champions: they have a winning standard of performance before they are winners.”


“For me, the road had been rocky at times, triumphant too, but along the way I had never wavered in my dedication to installing – teaching – those actions and attitudes I believed would create a great team, a superior organization. I knew that if I achieved that, the score would take care of itself.”


“For me the starting point for everything – before strategy, tactics, theories, managing, organizing, philosophy, methodology, talent, or experience – is work ethic. Without one of significant magnitude you’re dead in the water, finished. I knew the example I set as head coach would be what others in the organization would recognize as the standard they needed to match (at least, most of them would recognize it). If there is such a thing as a trickle-down effect, that’s it. Your staff sees your devotion to work, their people see them, and on through the organization.”


“In building and maintaining your organization, place a premium on those who exhibit great desire to keep pushing themselves to higher and higher performance and production levels, who seek to go beyond the highest standards that you, the leader, set. The employee who gets to work early, stays late, fights through illness and personal problems is the one to keep your eye on for greater responsibilities.”


“All successful leaders know where we want to go, figure out a way we believe will get the organization there, and then move forward with absolute determination. We may falter from time to time, but ultimately we are unswerving in moving toward our goal; we will not quit. There is an inner compulsion – obsession – to get it done the way you want it done.”


“Victory is produced by and belongs to all. Winning a Super Bowl results from you whole team not only doing their individual jobs but perceiving that those jobs contributed to overall success. The trophy doesn’t belong just to a superstar quarterback or CEO, head coach or top salesperson. This is an essential lesson I taught the San Francisco organization: The offensive team is not a country unto itself, nor is the defensive team or the special teams, staff, coaches, or anyone in the organization separate from the fate of the organization. WE are united and fight as one; we win or lose as one.”


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Bill Walsh’s “Ohio River Offense” – The Transfer of Everett Golson To FSU From Notre Dame and What Bill Walsh Would Make of Brian Kelly’s Behavior on the Sideline….In Our Opinion Of Course – As Always Missing Coach Walsh Terribly



Reading the below great piece by Chris Wesseling at….

The Ohio River Offense

….which details the injury of Cincinnati Bengals phenom QB Greg Cook during the 1969 NFL season and the creation of the “West Coast Offense” by then Bengals offensive coordinator Bill Walsh and head coach Paul Brown has given us the notion to write this blog post about the transfer of Everett Golson to FSU from Notre Dame.

Two dozen-plus Coaches Hot Seat members have had the opportunity to see Everett Golson both warm-up and play in person for Notre Dame on several occasions in the last few years and see close-up the “relationship” between Golson and Irish head coach Brian Kelly, and we have a comment or two from the peanut gallery on Golson’s talent and what went wrong with Golson and Kelly in South Bend.



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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Thursday, May 21, 2015 - Joe DiMaggio



“When baseball is no longer fun, it’s no longer a game. “


“A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example.”


“If anyone wants to know why three kids in one family made it to the big leagues they just had to know how we helped each other and how much we practiced back then. We did it every minute we could.”


“The phrase ‘off with the crack of the bat’, while romantic, is really meaningless, since the outfielder should be in motion long before he hears the sound of the ball meeting the bat.”


“There is always some kid who may be seeing me for the first time. I owe him my best.”


“We need a hit, so here I go.”

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - Alfred Hitchcock



‘A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.”


“Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.”


“Blondes make the best victims. They’re like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.”


“Give them pleasure – the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.”


“I never said all actors are cattle; what I said was all actors should be treated like cattle.”


‘If it’s a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on.”


“When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, ‘It’s in the script.’ If he says, ‘But what’s my motivation?, ‘ I say, ‘Your salary.””

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Is Completely Damn Stupid A Reason to Put A Head Coach on the Hot Seat? Got Lane Kiffin? – Nick Saban Says Some Very Damn Stupid Things and Wakes-Up in the Middle of May With His Sorry and Ungrateful Ass on the Hot Seat – A Little Tip For You Nicky-Boy On How Much Alabama Should Be Rushing the Ball In 2015…You’re Welcome – Go Giants BEAT the Bastard Dodgers!


With two-dozen plus Coaches Hot Seat members in San Francisco this week for both work and the Dodgers – Giants three game series at AT&T Park starting on Tuesday there was an opportunity on Monday night to present the following question to the core Coaches Hot Seat group:

Is Completely Damn Stupid a reason to put a head coach on the Hot Seat?

The obvious answer to that question is that Lane Kiffin was on the Hot Seat around 90% of the 4.5 years he was the head coach at Tennessee and USC and you don’t get on the Hot Seat that much at those two powerhouse football schools unless you are…

Completely Damn Stupid

….but then we have the below recent comments from…

Nick “I live in a cocooned bubble where my precious ass is kissed pretty-much 24 hours a day 365 days a year” Saban who said last week (Nick Saban: What I most feared about the playoff happened, Nick Bromberg, Yahoo Sports)…

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - San Francisco





“San Francisco is a mad city – inhabited for the most part by perfectly insane people whose women are of a remarkable beauty.” Rudyard Kipling


“Anyone who doesn’t have a great time in San Francisco is pretty much dead to me.” Anthony Bourdain


“A city is where you can sign a petition, boo the chief justice, fish off a pier, gaze at a hippopotamus, buy a flower at the corner, or get a good hamburger or a bad girl at 4 A.M. A city is where sirens make white streaks of sound in the sky and foghorns speak in dark grays. San Francisco is such a city.” Herb Caen


“San Francisco has always been my favorite booing city. I don’t mean the people boo louder or longer, but there is a very special intimacy. When they boo you, you know they mean you. Music, that’s what it is to me. One time in Kezar Stadium they gave me a standing boo.” George Halas


“I grew up in Marin County north of San Francisco, and in the 1950s and ’60s it was a natural paradise.” Huey Lewis


“You know what I like about San Francisco? The women are beautiful, fashionable and smart. San Francisco is one of the only cities I like to visit. I love New York and Chicago – I studied there, and L.A. has the same people as New York.” LeRoy Neiman


“You know what it is? San Francisco is a golden handcuff with the key thrown away.” John Steinbeck


“San Franciscans are very proud of their city, and they should be. It’s the most beautiful place in the world.” Robert Redford


“If you’re alive, you can’t be bored in San Francisco. If you’re not alive, San Francisco will bring you to life.” William Saroyan


“San Francisco is 49 square miles surrounded by reality.” Paul Kantner


“The ultimate (travel destination) for me would be one perfect day in San Francisco. It’s a perfect 72 degrees, clear, the sky bright blue. I’d start down at Fisherman’s Wharf with someone I really like and end with a romantic dinner and a ride over the Golden Gate Bridge. There’s no city like it anywhere. And, if I could be there with the girl of my dreams, that would be the ultimate.” Larry King


“Leaving San Francisco is like saying goodbye to an old sweetheart. You want to linger as long as possible.” Walter Kronkite


“What fetched me instantly (and thousands of other newcomers with me) was the subtle but unmistakeable sense of escape from the United States.” H.L. Mencken


“Every man should be allowed to love two cities, his own and San Francisco.” Gene Fowler


“God took the beauty of the Bay of Naples, the Valley of the Nile, the Swiss Alps, the Hudson River Valley, rolled them into one and made San Francisco Bay.” Fiorello La Guardia


“I don’t think San Francisco needs defending. I never meet anyone who doesn’t love the place, Americans or others.” Doris Lessing


” I don’t like San Francisco. I love it!” Dorothy Lamour

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Monday, May 18, 2015 - Willie Mays



“Baseball is a game, yes. It is also a business. But what is most truly is is disguised combat. For all its gentility, its almost leisurely pace, baseball is violence under wraps.”


“If you can do that – if you run, hit, run the bases, hit with power, field, throw and do all other things that are part of the game – then you’re a good ballplayer.”


“They throw the ball, I hit it. They hit the ball, I catch it.”


“Every time I look at my pocketbook, I see Jackie Robinson.”


“It’s not hard. When I’m not hitting, I don’t hit nobody. But when I’m hitting, I hit anybody.”


“At ten I was playing against 18-year-old guys. At 15 I was playing professional ball with the Birmingham Black Barons, so I really came very quickly in all sports.”


“In 1950, when the Giants signed me, they gave me $15,000. I bought a 1950 Mercury. I couldn’t drive, but I had it in the parking lot there, and everybody that could drive would drive the car. So it was like a community thing.”

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Sunday, May 17, 2015 - Henry James



“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”


“Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.”


“If I were to live my life over again, I would be an American. I would steep myself in America, I would know no other land.”


“It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance… and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.”


“Live all you can — it’s a mistake not to. It doesn’t so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven’t had that, what have you had?… What one loses one loses; make no mistake about that…The right time is any time that one is still so lucky as to have…. Live!”


“To criticize is to appreciate, to appropriate, to take intellectual possession, to establish in fine a relation with the criticized thing and to make it one’s own.”


“We work n the dark – we do what we can – we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.”

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Saturday, May 16, 2015 - B. B. King


Thank You For A Life Well Lived and Godspeed To You B. B. King



“Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but no one wants to die to get there!”


“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.”


“When I do eventually drop, I pray to God that it’ll happen in one of three ways. Firstly, on stage or leaving the stage, then secondly in my sleep. And the third way? You’ll have to figure that out for yourself!”


“I never use that word, retire.”


“There are so many sounds I still want to make, so many things I haven’t yet done.”


“Growing up, I was taught that a man has to defend his family. When the wolf is trying to get in, you gotta stand in the doorway.”


“As for my band, well, my mentors were Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Jimmie Lunceford, and no one had a band more smartly dressed than Duke.”


“I would sit on the street corners in my hometown of Indianola, Mississippi, and I would play. And, generally, I would start playing gospel songs.”


“I call myself a blues singer, but you ain’t never heard me call myself a blues guitar man.”


“If there was no ladies, I wouldn’t wanna be on the planet. Ladies, friends, and music – without those three, I wouldn’t wanna be here.”

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Friday, May 15, 2015 - Jack Dempsey



“A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.”


“A champion owes everybody something. He can never pay back for all the help he got, for making him an idol.”


“Nobody owes anybody a living, but everybody is entitled to a chance.”


“Nobody has to go hungry today. There is plenty of work for a man who wants to work. A kid can make plenty of dough for himself doing almost anything. I was hungry. I had to fight my way along. Freights and the like, fight, fight all the time. The life was tough, but it hardened you.”


“When I was a young fellow I was knocked down plenty. I wanted to stay down, but I couldn’t. I had to collect the two dollars for winning or go hungry. I had to get up. I was one of those hungry fighters. You could have hit me on the chin with a sledgehammer for five dollars. When you haven’t eaten for two days you’ll understand.”

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Thursday, May 14, 2015 - Joe Louis



“I made the most of my ability and I did my best with my title.”


“I hope they’re still making women like my momma. She always told me to do the right thing. She always told me to have pride in myself; she said a good name is better than money.”


“Your job helps your family, and your family is forever.”


“Yeah, I’m scared. I’m scared I might kill Schmeling.”


“I just give lip service to being the greatest. He was the greatest.” – Muhammad Ali


“(I define fear as) standing across the ring from Joe Louis and knowing he wants to go home early.” – Max Baer


“As soon as the bell rang, they folded like tulips.” – Ray Arcel, on Louis’ opponents


“He’s a credit to his race—the human race.” – Jimmy Cannon


“Louis is to good to be true and he is absolutely true.” – Ernest Hemingway

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - Frank Lloyd Wright




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


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


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


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


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


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


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This Weekend…This SATURDAY…TODAY….Could Be and Should Be FINAL FOUR SATURDAY In I-A (FBS) College Football! – Just Imagine Attending or Watching: Wisconsin vs. LSU and Alabama vs. Oklahoma State TODAY…On A SATURDAY…When College Football Games Should Be Played! – Yes, Those Would Be Two GREAT Football Games…BUT Instead….There Will Be A “Series” of Meaningless Exhibition Games Played That Mean Nothing At All

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Nick Saban Gets His $7 Million

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December 13, 2013









On Monday Morning the Air Was Cleaner…The Sun Was Brighter…All of the Outdoors Smelled Better….Why? – Oh, That’s Right…USC FIRED Lane Kiffin! – Coaches Hot Seat Can Actually Be Fans of USC Football Again….Except For

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October 1, 2013








Aldon Smith Played Against the Indianapolis Colts On Sunday and the So-Called “Leadership” of the San Francisco 49ers Tossed Out Their Integrity, Morals and

Values To Win A Freaking Football Game That They Didn’t Even Win!…Disgraceful…Embarrassing….Pitiful! – Jim Harbaugh Should Be Ashamed….Think of Bo For A Moment Jim….But Then Harbaugh Has No Shame Nor It Seems Do the So-Called “Leaders” of the 49ers

September 23, 2013







The Sugar Bowl CEO Calls the Ohio State AD to Make “A Point” and Magically Five Ohio State Players Are Eligible for the Bowl Game – Yes, Putting Corporate and Financial Considerations Above Intercollegiate Athletics Makes Perfect Sense……NOT!

December 29, 2010






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Oh, What NOT A Surprise….The Vast Majority of SEC Head Football Coaches Are Crying Like Babies (Save Nick Saban) At Even the Thought of Having To Play A Ninth SEC Conference Game! – No, NOT A Surprise At All and Be Thankful Those Crybaby Head Coaches Weren’t At Normandy Almost 69 Years Ago!

May 29, 2013






Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports Delivers Another Death Blow to BCS – The Problem: Are People Smart Enough to Understand Wetzel’s Column? – Mike Sherman’s Buyout at Texas A&M and INCREDIBLE STUPIDITY

October 21, 2009








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December 21, 2011







The BCS Comes Crashing Down and Is Replaced With A 4-Team Postseason Playoff Beginning In 2014 – The Berlin Wall’s Demise

In 1989 Comes To Mind and Reminds Us That There Is Still Much Work To Do To Make This 4-Team Postseason Playoff for Major College Football A Big Success

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While Several Coaches Hot Seat Members Were Playing Golf Hard Against the Pacific Ocean in California On Wednesday ALL Of Our Cell Phones Rang at the Same Time – What Could That Be We ALL Wondered? – Oh, the Antitrust Division of the US Justice Department Sent A Letter to the NCAA Asking About the BCS

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Hell, This Week We Found A Fan Base MORE Arrogant Than the USC Trojans Fans and That Would Be the Fans of Notre Dame Football Who REALLY Believed They Were Going To Crush Alabama! – YES…REALLY! – To That We Say….A BIG NOT! – The Vegas Boys Were Wrong….Bama Was 30 Plus Points Better Than The Irish And Could Have Beaten Notre Dame 100 – 14 If They Had Wanted To! – Congratulations To the Alabama Crimson Tide For Winning the Bogus BCS National Championship! – The Great Huell Howser Died On Monday In California – God-Speed

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October 8, 2013







The Greatest Sporting Event in the United States Gets Underway Today: The NCAA College Basketball Tournament – CHS Members Rank the Top Sporting Events They Like to Attend or Watch that ACTUALLY DECIDES A CHAMPIONSHIP

March 18, 2010







No, the Resignation of Jim Tressel

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on MEMORIAL DAY? – That Is Outrageous…but Quintessential Candy Ass E. Gordon Gee

May 30, 2011







Lane Kiffin FIRED By Pat Haden

at USC – “The Long National Nightmare Is Over!” – Coaches Hot Seat’s Opinion of Lane Kiffin In 2007 Is No Damn Different Today – One Can Only Wonder….Is There A Moron Out There Stupid Enough

To Hire Lane Kiffin Again?

September 30, 2013






SEC Conference’s New Media Policy = George Orwell’s 1984 or Animal Farm? No, Much Worse, The SEC Is Trying to Control the Media & Fans, Joseph Goebbels (German Propaganda Minister Under Hitler) Style!

August 13, 2009







Former NCAA Enforcement Chief Julie Roe Lach Tells It Like It Is….As Does Yahoo! Sports Columnist Pat Forde on the Current State of Cheating and NCAA Rule-Breaking In College Sports In America….BUT….Is Anyone at the NCAA Listening? – Damn Good Question!

June 6, 2013







There Is Still Much Work To Be Done on the New 4-Team Postseason Playoff In College Football and Still Important Questions To Be Answered…BUT….Go Ahead…Put The “V”

Up For VICTORY Over the Bogus and Un-American BCS

April 27, 2012







The NCAA and Ohio State Believe That OSU Players That Broke

NCAA Rules Should Be Allowed

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December 25, 2010












Some Coaches Hot Seat Observations After Living For A Few Months in the South in Atlanta, Georgia – Why Exactly Is SEC Conference Football So Dominate Right Now?…..The TRUTH Is That Southern Football

Teams Have Been Dominating College Football Going On 25 Years Now and Very Simply the Main Reason Why Is….The PASSION For the Game of Football In the Southern United States Is Unmatched Anywhere Else In America and That PASSION Translates To WINS And CHAMPIONSHIPS!

July 16, 2013










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Coaches Hot Seat In San Francisco For Fleet Week, Stanford Football, San Francisco Giants Playoff Baseball and San Francisco 49ers Football On Sunday! – YES, That Is One Helluva Weekend in the City by the Bay! – The Pac-12 Network Is Still NOT On DirecTV and Some Very Powerful People Are

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