16 CFB Head Coaches Facing MUST WIN Games In Week 4 – All These Coaches + Teams Need To Take It To the Limit!
Mike Riley, Nebraska vs. Rutgers – We here at Coaches Hot Seat have only indirectly run into now former Nebraska AD Shawn Eichorst in his athletic department career, but something that was mentioned to us by a Nebraska-alum not long after Eichorst got to Lincoln certainly caught our attention early on in Eichorst’s tenure at UNL. That “something” is perfectly reflected in a note that Eichorst sent to Nebraska Football season ticket holders a couple of years ago which we quote from below:
“What the best administrators and coaches have in common is a consistent commitment to teaching young minds to do things the right way and to instill a values system that emphasizes hard work, discipline, loyalty, teamwork, compassion and excellence. Those principles coupled with a positive attitude generally result in championships.”
The first part of the above Eichorst statement no one could disagree with, but the last sentence….
“Those principles coupled with a positive attitude generally result in championships.”
…goes right to the heart of the problem with Shawn Eichorst in the role of an AD or Leader of ANY organization and that “something” was what was also mentioned to us by the Nebraska alum and that “something” is….
“Coupled with a positive attitude.”
We have nothing against having a “positive attitude” but leaders cannot allow themselves to become isolated from something far more Damn important than platitude and Tony Robbins Horseshit and that “something” is…
No make that…
The Truth With the Bark On!
The people at Coaches Hot Seat that run companies are very interested in motivating their employees to both get the best from each them so they can be all they can be AND in the process make the company perform at the highest level possible, but in our opinion Shawn Eichorst when he was the Athletic Director at Nebraska lived in a….
Total Damn Fantasyland
….of his own creation and the hiring of Mike Riley was a piece of building an organization with Nebraska Athletics where THE TRUTH could be hidden beneath a veneer of “always being positive” Tony Robbins Horseshit!
Real Leaders can motivate, can inspire, can lead, can achieve, and can reach goals and win championships and they can do all of that while living in something that in our opinion Shawn Eichorst has No Damn Clue about…
The Real World
…and to some extent the “Golly Gee Whiz” world of Mike Riley as well who is one of the best human beings we have ever run across in sports but who is also one of the Most Average head coaches we have run across as well since he also in our opinion lives in a…
Total Damn Fantasyland
….which is now slowly…and in our opinion…RIGHTLY….being torn down in Lincoln so we can get back to…
Facts, Reality and Bottom-Line Results
…which the Great Folks of the Great State of Nebraska have been known for from the state’s founding!
Yes…Mike Riley MUST BEAT Rutgers on Saturday and we were told today (Thursday) anything less than 10 wins by Riley in 2017 and Nebraska will be looking for a new head football coach by Thanksgiving.
Bravo to the leadership at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, which is one of our favorite places in America, for doing what had to be done…namely the firing of Shawn Eichorst…and if Mike Riley does not perform in 2017 then Riley will rightly be shown the door as well and we will be right there hoping Mike Riley finds another job in coaching or athletic administration because Mike is one Helluva guy that we here at Coaches Hot Seat would do ANYTHING for except take his ass of the Hot Seat!
David Shaw, Stanford vs. UCLA – We said last week that the San Diego State game was a MUST WIN Game for David Shaw and Stanford and the Cardinal went down to San Diego and laid a Total Egg on offense which has been the norm for the Stanford Offense for the last 2+ years and we expect the offensive eggs to keep coming and we say that because several of us at Coaches Hot Seat have been down at Stanford this week as kids get ready to return to school on The Farm for the Fall term and clearly David Shaw has not seen nor does he understand Albert Einstein’s maxim for all-time:
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
Among the 70+ teams in FBS that we know something about their practices during the week we would now rank Stanford Football in the Bottom 10% of practices that actually accomplish something that one can take to games and when you are practicing like Total Crapola it’s no Damn surprise you play like Total Crapola in the game and we expect the Cardinal offense to struggle against UCLA this week again because of that Total Crapola offensive practice.
One of David Shaw’s biggest flaws flows from having played for Bill Walsh during Coach Walsh’s second stint at Stanford from 1992 – 1994 when Coach Walsh was a lot less willing to change or admit he was wrong than his first-time around on The Farm in 1977 – 1978, and we have no doubt just like Bill Walsh….David Shaw will continue to make the same mistakes over and over again because to change would mean David would have to admit he was wrong and Shaw in our opinion would rather see the Earth plunge into the Sun before he would EVER admit he has EVER been wrong about anything!
Yes…UCLA is a MUST WIN Game for David Shaw and Stanford and if The Cardinal loses Shaw will find his ass on the Hot Seat come Monday morning!
Jim Mora, UCLA vs. Stanford – In 6 seasons coaching the UCLA Bruins Jim Mora has done a..
Slightly Better Than Average Job
…in Westwood posting records of…
Overall: 43 – 25
Pac-12: 25 – 20
….but he has never beaten Stanford and with an offense that can score some points Saturday looks like an ideal spot for the Bruins to beat The Cardinal because we rather doubt the Stanford offense could score 30+ points against the Stanford Chess Club so Yes Jimmy…
Stanford is a MUST WIN Game
…but it is also a very Winnable Game for Jim Mora and the Bruins!
Rich Rodriguez, Arizona vs. Utah – Rich Rodriguez in his last 21 games coaching Arizona has posted a record of…
7 – 14
…and that is nothing short of a Total Disaster at Arizona where NO coach should drop below the .500 mark for long over a year-over-year period and thus Rodriguez is now coaching for his job and will need at least 7 wins in 2017 to return to coach the Wildcats in 2018 and one of those 7 wins better include a win over a Pitiful Arizona State Football team that is now reeling in the desert north of Tucson.
Yes…Utah is a MUST WIN Game for Rich Rodriguez and Arizona!
Steve Addazio, Boston College vs. Clemson – We give Boston College NO DAMN CHANCE to beat Clemson in Clemson on Saturday so this is not so much a MUST WIN Game for Steve Addazio as it is just don’t get your ass blown out of the stadium game!
Now at 1 – 2 on the season with these games left to play…
…we don’t think there’s a chance in Hell that BC wins 6 games in 2017 barring a miracle from the Heavens so chalk-up Boston College as another head coaching job opening up in late November.
Barry Odom, Missouri vs. Auburn – We haven’t a Damn clue what Mizzou head coach Barry Odom is doing in Columbia but he has to be the most confident man in the world that is from the outside looking in…
Not Doing A Damn Thing
….and with a 5 – 10 overall record and starting the 2017 season at 1 – 2 if the Tigers lose to a very average Auburn team at home on Saturday you can about turn out the lights on the Odom regime at Missouri with these games left to be played:
Our guess….Mizzou Football wins 3 games in 2017 and if the Tigers will less than 5 Barry Odom will be fired in late November and should be fired in late November!
Gus Malzahn, Auburn vs. Missouri – This is very simple for Gus Malzahn and Auburn…
Lose to this Pitiful Damn Missouri Team on Saturday
…and Gus Malzahn’s career as the Auburn head football coach is OVER!
Oh…Malzahn might hang on to coach a few more games if his AU team loses to Mizzou but we will all know the truth….
Jim McElwain, Florida vs. Kentucky – Jim McElwain has gotten a Helluva lot of lucky breaks in games his 2+ years at Florida and you know what they say about breaks…they usually even themselves up….and going into the game on Saturday against Kentucky, even with all the suspensions, The Gators have plenty of talent to beat this Wildcats team and thus a loss in this spot will…
Launch Jim McElwain’s rear-end onto the Hot Seat
….with these games still to be played:
Georgia – Jacksonville
Now let’s see here….if Bozo the Clown took over for Jim McElwain as the head coach at Florida tomorrow he would end the season with at least…
….so let’s see what the Boy From Montana can do and YES Jimmy…
Kentucky is MUST WIN Football Game Son!
Todd Graham, Arizona State vs. Oregon – In our opinion Todd Graham needs 8 wins or 7 wins that includes a win over Arizona to return to coach the Sun Devils in 2018 and with a game against Oregon on Saturday which isn’t looking like a win to us…Hell…it’s looking like a blowout to us….if ASU does lose on Saturday they will fall to…
1 – 3
…on the year with these games still to be played:
At Oregon State
Geez…it looks like the Arizona State head coaching job will be opening up as well come late November!
Ed Orgeron, LSU vs. Syracuse – The wolves are at the door now and we have to wonder…
Does Ed Orgeron know the wolves are at the door now?
We sure the Hell know that LSU AD Joe Alleva knows that his ass is now on the firing line right now and the wolves will come bursting through to get his ass soon if LSU keeps playing like they did against Mississippi State, and if the wolves come for Alleva they will be coming for Coach O as well so we have a recommendation for Coach O who we think the world of…
Don’t lose to Syracuse or Troy Coach O because if you do…
Your ass will be fired right after the game….right after Joe Alleva’s ass gets fired!
Yes..that is what you would call MUST WIN Games for Coach in the next two weeks because….
The Damn Wolves are at the door Coach O!
David Beaty, Kansas vs. West Virginia – We don’t give Kansas any Damn chance at all to beat West Virginia at home on Saturday or for that matter the Jayhawks winning more than…
…in 2017 and if Kansas did only win 2 games in 2017 that would leave Beaty’s record at KU after 3 seasons at….
4 – 32
…and Hell…even at Kansas…when you go 4 – 32 which is a…
…..winning percentage your ass gets fired….right?
Bret Bielema, Arkansas vs. Texas A&M – The word from our buddies in Arkansas is that this week Hogs head coach Bret Bielema and Arkansas AD Jeff Long finally began to understand how much peril their future careers at the University of Arkansas really are in and that’s a Good Thing because Bielema and Long have up to this point been living in a…
Total Damn Fantasyland
…but now ALL fans of Arkansas Football understand the Beyond Moronic…
$30 Million Dollar-Plus
…contract that AD Long so Stupidly and Unnecessarily gave to Bret Bielema who let’s face FACTS with these records…
Overall: 26 – 27
SEC: 10 – 22
….hasn’t done a Damn Thing at Arkansas that any bum that fell off a train passing through Fayetteville and given the Arkansas head coaching job could have done the last few years and thus this game against Texas A&M on Saturday is Yes a…
MUST WIN Game for Bret Bielema and Arkansas
…but if Arkansas should lose this game then we recommend AD Jeff Long watch the Hell out because he is ass could be out of a job and quick….and if A&M blows out Arkansas for some reason on Saturday….
It’s OVER for both Bielema and Long….OVER before the leaves are off the trees in the Great State of Arkansas!
Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M vs. Arkansas – The great thing about being Kevin Sumlin right now is that he knows exactly what he needs to do with the Aggies in 2017 to return to coach the Aggies next season…
Win 10+ Games
…and now at 2 – 1 on the season with these games left to played…
Arkansas – Dallas
At Ole Miss
….if A&M loses to Arkansas on Saturday Kevin Sumlin can go ahead and start talking to Realtors about putting his house up for sale come December and YES Arkansas is a MUST WIN Game for Kevin Sumlin and Texas A&M!
Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech vs. Houston – For all of the Hullabaloo about Kliff Kingsbury becoming the head football coach at Texas Tech the reality is he has been a…
Below Average Coach
….at Tech posting records of…
Overall: 26 – 26
Big 12: 13 – 23
Sorry Kliff…that is Below Damn Average Son…and if you win less than 7 games in 2017 the reality is the Kliff Kingsbury Show in Lubbock will exit stage left and now at 2 – 0 with these games left to be played…
At West Virginia
Baylor – Dallas
….we don’t see how in the Hell the Red Raiders win 7 games if they don’t beat Houston on Saturday = MUST WIN Game for Kingsbury and Texas Tech!
Lance Leipold, Buffalo vs. FAU – In three seasons as the head coach at Buffalo Lance Leipold has posted records of…
Overall: 8 – 19
MAC: 4 – 12
….and we really don’t think Leipold can survive a third straight losing season and thus why Saturday’s matchup at home against FAU is not only critical it is a MUST WIN Game if Buffalo is going to get to 6+ wins in 2017!
Lane Kiffin, FAU vs. Buffalo – This is simpler than Gus Malzahn beating Missouri for Lane Kiffin and beating Buffalo….
If you lose to Buffalo Son….your ass is going right on the Hot Seat by Monday morning!
Oh that will be great fun so go Buffalo Bulls!
Brian Kelly, Notre Dame vs. Michigan State – Brian Kelly is now coaching on a knife’s edge at Notre Dame not just because his record over the last 16 games coaching the Irish is…
6 – 10
…but also because Kelly’s…
Pompous Arrogant Ass that spun up the Universe in this spare time Act
…is getting very old in South Bend and with that in mind Kelly really can’t lose more than ONE more game in 2017 if he hopes to return to coach the Irish in 2018 so Yes that makes the game against Michigan State a MUST WIN Game for Brian Kelly and Notre Dame!