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:
At Boston College
At Georgia Tech
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:
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
….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 La. Lafayette
At Texas State
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…
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….
….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…
…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?