“America is the most inventive country in the world because everybody has access to information.”
“Fighting wars is not so much about killing people as it is about finding things out. The more you know, the more likely you are to win a battle.”
“I was one of the first generations to watch television. TV exposes people to news, to information, to knowledge, to entertainment. How is it bad?”
“I’ve made up stuff that’s turned out to be real, that’s the spooky part.”
“In the Soviet Union it was illegal to take a photograph of a train station. Look what happened to them. They tried to classify everything.”
“It’s not right to say that our loss in Vietnam turned out to be a gain. But lessons were learned. And they were the right lessons.”
“Life is about learning; when you stop learning, you die.”
“Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things cannot be changed.”
“No matter what you or anyone else does, there will be someone who says that there’s something bad about it.”
“Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.”
“People live longer today than they ever have. They live happier lives, have more knowledge, more information. All this is the result of communications technology. How is any of that bad?”
“Probably what pushed the Russians over the edge was SDI. They realized they couldn’t beat us.”
“Show me an elitist, and I’ll show you a loser.”
“The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people.”
“The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.”
“The good old days are now.”
“The human condition today is better than it’s ever been, and technology is one of the reasons for that.”
“The U.S. Military is us. There is no truer representation of a country than the people that it sends into the field to fight for it. The people who wear our uniform and carry our rifles into combat are our kids, and our job is to support them, because they’re protecting us.”
“There are two kinds of people: the ones who need to be told and the ones who figure it out all by themselves.”
“There used to be this country called the Soviet Union; it’s not there anymore. Our technology was better than theirs.”
“There was a time when nails were high-tech. There was a time when people had to be told how to use a telephone. Technology is just a tool. People use tools to improve their lives.”
“Whenever somebody comes up with a good idea, there’s somebody else who has never had a good idea in his life who stands up and says, Oh, you can’t do that.”
21. Paul Petrino, Idaho – On Saturday Appalachian State destroyed Idaho by the score of 47 – 20 which leaves the Vandals records in 2015 at…
3 – 7 overall
2 – 5 in Sun Belt play
…and now Idaho gets to travel to The Plains to play Auburn in a game that Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn CANNOT LOSE because a loss in this spot would lead to…
The Immediate Firing of Gus Malzahn at Auburn
….even before the Iron Bowl kicks-off against Alabama a week from Saturday on November 28!
Paul Petrino’s record in THREE seasons at Idaho now stands at…
5 – 28 (.152)
….which by comparison to the coach Petrino replaced….Robb Akey…who posted a win/loss record of…..
20 – 50 (.286)
….in SIX seasons on the job at Idaho is WORSE by almost HALF which by any measure we can think of Paul Petrino hasn’t done much at Idaho BUT that could all chance with an Idaho win over Auburn on Saturday….
You bet your ass so Good Luck to Paul Petrino and the Vandals against Auburn and if you should beat the Tigers….which isn’t very likely….we would recommend getting out of Auburn as fast as is physically possible…if not faster…because things will get UGLY…and we mean UGLY….if that win over the Tigers happens!
22. Chuck Martin, Miami (Ohio) – Whatever Miami (Ohio) head coach had in mind when taking the job to coach the Redhawks two years ago moving over from the offensive coordinator position at Notre Dame we imagine Martin didn’t imagine he would have these DREADFUL records on the board as his SECOND season came to a close…
Overall: 4 – 19
MAC: 3 – 12
….but those are the numbers and with only a game at UMass left to play in 2015 one has to wonder…
How bad can it get for Miami (Ohio) football because it can’t get worse than this….right?
Who the Hell knows but we do know that Miami (Ohio) is known as the…
“Cradle of Coaches”
…..for good reason with the following GREAT coaches having led the Redhawks in the past…
Sid Gillman Woody Hayes Ara Paraseghian Bo Schembechler Bill Mallory Dick Crum Randy Walker Terry Hoeppner
…and we CANNOT imagine the folks at Miami (Ohio) will allow this Crapola football to continue on for much longer….right?
That HAS to be right!
23. Charlie Partridge, Florida Atlantic – Charlie Partridge is in his SECOND season coaching the Florida Atlantic Owls and in those TWO years has posted records of…
Overall: 5 – 17
CUSA: 4 – 11
….and we know those records CANNOT be making Charlie Partridge happy because the TRUTH is they are terrible and with games left against….
At Florida At Old Dominion
….the 2015 season could get even worse and for Damn sure TWO more losses is no Damn way for any head coach to end his SECOND season on the job and with that in mind…..
Play Florida tough Charlie Partridge….the Gators have LOTS of weaknesses
How about beating Old Dominion in the last game of the season to end on a good note?
Is that really too much to ask?
Didn’t think so and so Get Off Your Ass Charlie Partridge!
24. Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M – Something very strange happened the past couple of days that is worth noting in the Coaches Hot Seat Blog relative to Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin….
A member of Coaches Hot Seat who talks regularly with several Texas A&M alums and one A&M alum in particular made several of his usual calls on Monday down to the Houston area and got NO response at all….it was as if ALL of them would not take the Coaches Hot Seat member’s calls which was very curious so he called the wife of one of his A&M alum friends that he has talked to for years about the Aggies and the wife said….
“I don’t think he wants to talk to you this week….for obvious reasons.”
What in the Hell does that mean?
“I don’t think he wants to talk to you this week….for obvious reasons.”
Does the above mean that IF Kevin Sumlin’s Aggies happened to lose to Vanderbilt on Saturday to drop to…
7 – 4 on the season
3 – 4 in SEC play
….that Kevin Sumlin could be fired at the Nashville airport “Lane Kiffin-style” OR could it mean that a decision has already been made that the Aggies program is now going NOWHERE under Kevin Sumlin and that the Money Boys in Texas are ready to write a BIG check if the A&M football program continues to wobble in their last two games….
At Vanderbilt At LSU
With the below story hitting the streets last night from the Baton Rouge Advocate by Scott Rabalais on the “thin ice” that LSU head coach Les Miles is now standing on….
…there is a Very Damn Good Chance that the Saturday, November 28 game in Baton Rouge between Texas A&M – LSU could be…
Winning Coach still in trouble and Losing Coach OUT OF A JOB!
Another interesting thing happened on Tuesday afternoon to the Coaches Hot Seat member who regularly talks to Texas A&M alums in the Houston area…
He got a text from one of those Houston area A&M alums that said:
“Please email me the folks at Coaches Hot Seat honest opinion of Larry Fedora. Thanks.”
That would be North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora who was born in….College Station, Texas
The email on Larry Fedora has been sent.
25. Jeff Monken, Army – We don’t enjoy putting military academy head coaches on the Hot Seat but Army head coach Jeff Monken is sitting on a record in 2015 of…
2 – 8
…and in his SECOND season at Army has an Overall Record of….
6 – 16
….and the Black Knights still have to play this season…
….which to us looks like TWO more losses which we can only respond to by saying….
Come on Jeff Monken….Get Army Football Off Its Ass Already!
Oh…that’s easier said than done you say?
Fine….but we still say…
Come on Jeff Monken….Get Army Football Off Its Ass Already!
26. Doug Martin, New Mexico State – New Mexico State had a bye in Week 11 BUT the 2 – 7 Aggies get back to playing football this week with three games remaining on their schedule against….
At La. Lafayette Arkansas State At La. Monroe
….and our guess is NMSU finishes with a…
3 – 9
….record in 2015 which would leave Doug Martin’s record at NMSU in THREE seasons on the job of…
7 – 29
…..and if SEVEN wins in THREE seasons is good enough for the folks at New Mexico State then that is good enough for us BUT for Damn sure that will not get Doug Martin’s rear-end off the Hot Seat!
27. Ron Turner, Florida International – FIU is such a sideshow in FBS football that it’s hard for us to know what is expected out of the FIU football program and head coach and thus it’s hard for us to know if Ron Turner can go THREE seasons on the job without posting at least a .500 plus record which it looks like will happen again in 2015 with 5 – 6 Florida International still having to play a game against Western Kentucky BUT the last FIU head coach Mario Cristobal was fired after a 3 – 9 record in 2012 after taking the school to TWO straight bowls games in 2010 and 2011 so frankly….
We Don’t Have A Freaking Clue
…what the folks at FIU are thinking BUT if the Panthers do lose to Western Kentucky on Saturday that will leave Ron Turner’s records in THREE years at the school at…
Overall: 10 – 25
CUSA: 7 – 16
….which looks BAD to us but then what the Hell do we know about FIU football? Evidently…not very much!
28. Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia – Crazy Boy Dana Holgorsen got his CANNOT LOSE Win on Saturday against what looked like a terribly coached Texas team and that leaves the Mountaineers records in 2015 at….
5 – 4 overall
2 – 4 in Big 12 play
….with games still left against…
At Kansas Iowa State At Kansas State
…which are THREE games that West Virginia could easily win and are THREE games that we recommend Crazy Boy Dana Holgorsen and his football team do indeed WIN starting with the game at Kansas on Saturday!
29. Tim DeRuyter, Fresno State – Fresno State and its head coach Tim DeRuyter got a much needed win on Saturday at Hawaii which leaves the Bulldogs records in 2015 at….
3 – 7 overall
2 – 5 in MWC play
….with still games left to be played against…
At BYU Colorado State
…..which with TWO more losses would probably put Tim DeRuyter’s tenure at Fresno State in serious danger…..in our humble opinion…which makes this Saturday’s game at BYU very Damn important indeed!
30. Gary Andersen, Oregon State – Several Coaches Hot Seat members were in the Willamette Valley on the weekend of November 1 and 2 of last year for the Stanford at Oregon game in Eugene and the California at Oregon State game in Corvallis and we talked to over a dozen people around then Mike Riley’s OSU football program and we left Corvallis with the firm conviction that…
Oregon State football was DEAD under Mike Riley and in DEEP trouble
….and of course like most people after seeing the state of the Beavers program last year up-close and seeing its decline over the past few years we were STUNNED when Nebraska hired Mike Riley since it’s out opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat that…
Mike Riley QUIT working hard at Oregon State several years ago
….which brings us to Gary Andersen now the head coach at Oregon State who inherited in our opinion a Helluva mess that is now being played out in the 2015 season with OSU sitting on records of…
2 – 8 overall
0 – 7 in Pac-12 play
…..with still games left to be played against…
Washington At Oregon
Since it looks like Oregon State will finish 2015 at 2 – 10 and with ZERO wins in Pac-12 play what can first year head coach Gary Andersen do to turn around a Beavers program that is now way behind its conference competitors and has even surpassed Colorado as the worst team in the Pac-12?
There are only TWO things that can turn around the fortunes of Oregon State football right now…
…..and it will be interesting to see if Gary Andersen has it within him to both attract some decent players to Corvallis and if he understands and can pull-off the Great Coaching job that will be needed to get things going in the right direction again at Oregon State.
One thing about Oregon State….Dennis Erickson took over an Oregon State football program in 1999 that was in pretty bad shape from the first-time that Mike Riley coached the Beavers and in very short order started winning some football games and even took OSU to the Fiesta Bowl in his SECOND season on the job so we have no doubt that things can be turned around at Oregon State….but can Gary Andersen turn things around is the question and even more importantly in our minds….does Andersen have the right “mindset” to take-on what will be one of the biggest challenges in FBS right now…
Reviving a football program that was left for DEAD by Mike Riley when he went to Nebraska
….which is our opinion of course but then what in the Hell do dozens of people at Coaches Hot Seat that have been playing and watching football for 40-plus years know?
Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, November 18, 2015 – Norman Schwarzkopf
“Do what is right, not what you think the high headquarters wants or what you think will make you look good.”
“It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.”
“Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.”
“When placed in command – take charge.”
“You learn far more from negative leadership than from positive leadership. Because you learn how not to do it. And, therefore, you learn how to do it.”
Courage brother, do not stumble, though thy path be dark as night: There is a star to guide the humble, trust in God, and do the right. Let the road be dark and dreary and its end far out of sight. Face it bravely, strong or weary. Trust God, and do”
“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.”
“A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers. All you have to do is hold your first dying soldier in your arms, and have that terribly futile feeling that his life is flowing out and you can’t do anything about it. Then you understand the horror of war. Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still there are things worth fighting for.”
“As far as Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist: He is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational art, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier. Other than that, he’s a great military man.”
“True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job.”
“I believe that forgiving them is God’s function. Our job is to arrange the meeting.”‘
“Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines of the United States Central Command, this morning at 0300, we launched Operation DESERT STORM, an offensive campaign that will enforce the United Nation’s resolutions that Iraq must cease its rape and pillage of its weaker neighbor and withdraw its forces from Kuwait. My confidence in you is total. Our cause is just! Now you must be the thunder and lightning of Desert Storm. May God be with you, your loved ones at home, and our Country.” General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, USA Commander-in-Chief U.S. Central Command, in a message to the command, 16 January 1991
11. Craig Bohl, Wyoming – Craig Bohl’s Wyoming team got whipped 38 – 3 by San Diego State on Saturday to continue what we are calling here at Coaches Hot Seat….
The Misery on the Wyoming Plains
….which has come to define Bohl’s tenure with the Cowboys which is only in its SECOND season with Bohl posting records of….
Overall: 5 – 18
MWC: 3 – 12
…..with only UNLV left to play at home which Hell…Wyoming should be able to win since the Rebels have a first-year head coach who only has THREE wins on the board himself!
One Coaches Hot Seat member summed-up the situation at Wyoming when we saw the Wyoming – San Diego State score on Saturday night?
“Please….is there anyone on Earth that can explain why Craig Bohl left North Dakota State for Wyoming? Hell, North Dakota State would run the Cowboys right out of any stadium in the country right now!”
There is NO logical answer to the above question and let that be a lesson to young coaches out there everywhere…
If you have a Helluva job…don’t take a Piss-Poor job to replace it!
12. Steve Addazio, Boston College – Can’t you just see Steve Addazio looking at the Boston College schedule before the season which in our minds went something like this…
Steve Addazio looking at Boston College’s 2015 schedule saying the following things to himself out loud…which is our opinion of course!
“OK…we beat Maine…1 – 0
We will whip Howard….2 – 0
Hell…Florida State at home…WIN…3 – 0
No way we lose to team from the MAC…Northern Illinois….4 – 0
At Duke….bunch of Pretty Boys….5 – 0
Wake Forest…PLEASE…6 – 0
At Clemson…Hell…that will be tough…OK we lose this one…6 – 1
At Louisville…I can whip Bobby Petrino’s ass….7 – 1
Virginia Tech….Beamer is old as the Virginia hills….8 – 1
NC State….CAKEWALK….9 – 1
And the Notre Dame Fighting Irish come to Boston to play the Mighty Boston College Eagles at Fenway Park with both teams in the Top 10 and…Boston College whips some Irish Ass….10 – 1!
At Syracuse….A Joke….11 – 1….OK..we probably are behind Clemson in ACC Atlantic but we finish at 11 – 1 and might just get in the College Football Playoff and I will be Coach of the Year!”
Earth to Stave Addazio…..Earth to Steve Addazio…..Wake Up Son….
It’s November 17 Son and your Boston College football team has…
Lost SIX straight ACC Games
…and is now on the season…
3 – 7 overall
0 – 7 in ACC play
…and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are coming to town in the College Football Playoff right now!
Can Boston College possibly upset Notre Dame on Saturday in Fenway Park and save Steve Addazio’s job who will NO doubt be run out of Boston if he loses these last two games to Notre Dame and Syracuse to finish at…
3 – 9 on the season
0 – 8 in ACC play
Please….Notre Dame can score points and Boston College can’t so….
Turn On the Lights and Wake-Up Steve Addazio….Your Team is About To Lose Again….Turn On the Lights and Wake-Up Son….Because the Party is Over and Your Ass Will Be Run Out of Boston if You Lose to Notre Dame and Syracuse!
13. Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech – Last week someone wrote the following question on a whiteboard at Coaches Hot Seat Central:
“What would you need to get in exchange for you playing football for four seasons for Paul Johnson at Georgia Tech?”
Some of the responses by Coaches Hot Seat members:
“Ferrari California WITH a beautiful blonde in the passenger seat
2,000 pounds of gold bullion
Lifetime free eating pass to Five Guys AND Chipolte
$21 Million Dollars
$22 Million Dollars
$23 Million Dollars
$24 Million Dollars and a lifetime supply of Moon Pies and RC Cola
Nick Saban’s salary for five seasons in one payment
Nick Saban’s Mercedes car dealership in Alabama and a beautiful blonde
Gulfstream IV jet…no make that a Gulfstream V jet
Not A Damn Thing on Earth I would take to play for Paul Johnson!”
There are some pretty tough guys here at Coaches Hot Seat that played football through college and then went into US Military that have No Damn Interest in playing for Paul Johnson at Georgia Tech because from the outside looking in the TRUTH is….
It just doesn’t look like much fun to play for Paul Johnson
…and if you aren’t have fun playing the Great Game of Football then why in the Hell do you play it?
Getting to what Paul Johnson’s football team has done on the field in 2015….the Yellow Jackets are now….
3 – 7 overall
1 – 7 in ACC play
…and still have to play games against….
At Miami Georgia
Our guess….the Georgia Tech players will QUIT against Miami and lose to the Hurricanes and then GIVE-UP early against Georgia and lose to the Bulldogs to finish at….
3 – 9 overall in 2015
….which is Pretty Damn Bad from where we come from but does anyone at Georgia Tech care?
Who the Hell knows since it’s hard to find a Georgia Tech football fans in Atlanta these days!
14. Paul Haynes, Kent State – Kent State lost to Ohio on Saturday by the score of 27 – 0 which dropped the Flash’s records in 2015 to….
3 – 7 overall
2 – 4 in MAC play
….and head coach Paul Haynes’ records in THREE seasons at the school to….
Overall: 9 – 24
MAC: 6 – 15
…..which may or may not be good or may or may not be acceptable to the folks at Kent State because the TRUTH is we just don’t have a clue if Kent State is willing to put-up with losing football seasons BUT for Damn sure the above records are BAD…or rather B – A – D!
15. Ron Caragher, San Jose State – With the overtime loss to Nevada on Saturday that is TWO straight losses for the now 4 – 6 San Jose State Spartans who have left to play in 2015….
At Hawaii Boise State
…..and the way that Boise State looked against New Mexico on Saturday night Ron Caragher’s football team may have a chance to knock-off the Broncos at home in the last game of the season but FIRST is a game in The Islands against the woeful Warriors which is a MUST WIN Game for Ron Caragher because a loss in this spot to HAWAII…
Would be a Complete Freaking Disaster!
Just for the record in his THIRD season at San Jose State Ron Caragher has now posted records of…
Overall: 1 3 – 21
MWC: 10 – 12
….which we would classify as….
….and why Ron Caragher better Damn start winning some football games and QUICK!
“We can understand not winning the National Title…but what will not be tolerated is LSU losing to Alabama consistently and not winning the SEC Title on a regular basis.”
Since Nick Saban returned to the SEC to coach Alabama in 2007 Les Miles is now…
3 – 7
….against Saban in 10 games and Les Miles has now lost…
FIVE straight games to Alabama
….and the last time that LSU won the SEC Title?
In 2011 or FOUR seasons ago!
So let’s see here….
LSU is now regularly being DOMINATED by Alabama losing FIVE straight games AND LSU has NOT won the SEC Title since 2011
What did one of those Louisiana boys tell us in that restaurant in New Orleans a few years ago?
“We can understand not winning the National Title…but what will not be tolerated is LSU losing to Alabama consistently and not winning the SEC Title on a regular basis.”
Memo to Les Miles: Don’t lose the last TWO games to Ole Miss and Texas A&M son to finish at 7 – 4 on the season or you might just wake-up in the month of December and find your ass out of a job.
But then again..maybe the fans of LSU football don’t mind being…
AVERAGE AS HELL!
17. Mike Riley, Nebraska – No one here at Coaches Hot Seat was surprised that Nebraska beat Rutgers on the road on Saturday because we have seen the…
Mike Riley Yo-Yo Performance Train
…..for over a decade in action in the Pac-12 Conference and with the win the Huskers moved to 5 – 6 on the season and 3 – 4 in Big Ten Conference play and if Nebraska beats Iowa in Lincoln on Friday, November 27 the Huskers will finish at what we call…
“Just Good Ole 6 – 6 Mike Riley strikes again”
….which we would recommend Nebraska fans get used to because that’s…
“Just Good Ole 6 – 6 Mike Riley striking again”
…and looking at Nebraska’s 2016 schedule…
Fresno State Wyoming Oregon At Northwestern Illinois At Indiana Purdue At Wisconsin At Ohio State Minnesota Maryland Iowa
….Bozo the Clown could post EIGHT wins and let’s hope NOT that….
“Just Good Ole 6 – 6 Mike Riley strikes again”
…putting another 6 – 6 record on the board again which no doubt would lead to Mike Riley and anyone that hired him being run out of Lincoln, Nebraska on a rail or anything else the Good Nebraska folks could find especially after the Debacle that has been the 2015 season!
17. Curtis Johnson, Tulane – Curtis Johnson and his Tulane football team got a nice win at Army on Saturday which raises the Green Wave’s records in 2015 to…
3 – 7 overall
2 – 5 in AAC play
….and Tulane still has to play this season games against…
At SMU Tulsa
….which are TWO games we recommend Curtis Johnson win if he wants to have ANY kind of argument in late November that he should be retained as the head football coach at Tulane….in our humble opinion of course!
18. Mark Richt, Georgia – Every Summer when a group of Coaches Hot Seat members are in Montana fly fishing in some of the most beautiful rivers in America we sit around in the evenings and come up with what we call the….
How Many Games Would “X” Win Coaching “Y” Each Team in College Football
….and for the 2015 Georgia Bulldogs the results of the above test after looking at UGA’s schedule for this season were….
Bozo the Clown would win 7 games coaching Georgia in 2015
Bill Curry would win 8 games coaching Georgia in 2015
Rick Neuheisel would win 9 games coaching Georgia in 2015
Don James would win 10 games coaching Georgia in 2015
Tom Osborne would win 11 games coaching Georgia in 2015
Paul “Bear” Bryant would win 12 games coaching Georgia in 2015
AND…Mark Richt has posted records in 2015 at Georgia of…
7 – 3 overall
5 – 3 in SEC play
….which means Mark Richt has hit the “Bozo the Clown” mark BUT will Mark Richt be able to meet what Rick Neuheisel could have done who is of course now working for CBS Sports covering the SEC as an in-studio analysis by winning the last two games to get to 9 wins overall?
Oh…some Georgia fans are thinking in this spot that it’s not a Very Damn Good Look for the Bulldogs to have win their last TWO games just to meet the…
“Rick Neuheisel Standard”
…at Georgia in 2015?
Yep….now you know why Mark Richt is on the Hot Seat because Rick Neuheisel over 12 seasons at Colorado, Washington and UCLA….Yes…THREE pretty good college football programs….won 87 games or an average of…
7.25 Wins Per Season
….BUT if you give Rick Neuheisel the talent that is on Georgia’s 2015 roster Rick wins…
9 Games Easy
….and if Mark Richt loses even one of his last two games….
He falls to the “Bill Curry Standard”
…and if Georgia happened to lose both of their last two games here’s the standard that Mark Richt will have matched…..
Be Proud Georgia Fans…just don’t think you are winning ANYTHING EVER AGAIN as long as Mark Richt is the head football coach at Georgia!
20. Trent Miles, Georgia State – The Chronicle of Higher Education in partnership with The Huffington Post put out an interesting story this week on how much college sports are subsidized in America….
…..with much of the story focusing on the Georgia State football program and the President of Georgia State University Mark Becker who is all Gung-Ho about GSU football which must be a Helluva spot to be in considering that the Panthers have won…
FOUR Football Games the last THREE Football Seasons!
…under head coach Trent Miles who did lead his football team this past Saturday to win over Texas State by the score of 41 – 19! Woo-Freaking-Hoo!
What’s left in 2015 for the now 3 – 6 Georgia State Panthers who gets lots of subsides from the students at Georgia State University?
South Alabama Troy At Georgia Southern
Call us CRAZY but we would be STUNNED if Georgia State wins another football game in 2015 but for Damn sure we have been wrong plenty in the past so…
Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, November 17, 2015 – Colin Powell
“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”
“Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.”
“Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age.”
“Don’t bother people for help without first trying to solve the problem yourself.”
“Experts often possess more data than judgment.”
“Fit no stereotypes. Don’t chase the latest management fads. The situation dictates which approach best accomplishes the team’s mission.”
“Get mad, then get over it.”
“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.”
“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.”
“Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.”
“Never neglect details. When everyone’s mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.”
“No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.”
“Organization charts and fancy titles count for next to nothing.”
“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”
“Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.”
“Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard.”
“The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.”
“The commander in the field is always right and the rear echelon is wrong, unless proved otherwise.”
COLIN POWELL’S 13 RULES OF LEADERSHIP
1. It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning. 2. Get mad, then get over it. 3. Avoid having your ego so close to your position that, when your position falls, your ego goes with it. 4. It can be done! 5. Be careful what you choose, you may get it. 6. Don’t let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision. 7. You can’t make someone else’s choices. You shouldn’t let someone else make yours. 8. Check small things. 9. Share credit. 10. Remain calm. Be kind. 11. Have a vision. Be demanding. 12. Don’t take counsel of your fears or naysayers. 13. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”
1. Kevin Wilson, Indiana – Say it Ain’t Freaking So….Oh….It Be So….
Indiana football with the loss to Michigan in overtime has now lost SIX straight games to fall to 4 – 6 on the season with games still left against…
At Maryland At Purdue
….and head coach Kevin Wilson BADLY needing to post a .500-plus record and take the Hoosiers to a bowl game this season is now in his FIFTH season in Bloomington with these records on the board:
Overall: 18 – 40
Big Ten: 6 – 32
Damn….Kevin Wilson has won SIX Big Ten Games in FIVE seasons at Indiana….and that…
Ain’t Good as they say in the South!
Can Indiana win its last two games against Maryland and Purdue which are woefully PITIFUL teams and get to 6 – 6 on the season?
We don’t see why the Hell not!
2. Darrell Hazell, Purdue – Clearly these are BAD times for football in the state of Indiana with the two head football coaches of the two largest schools in the state…
Kevin Wilson, Indiana Darrell Hazell, Purdue
….sitting No. 1 and No. 2 in the 2015 Post Week 11 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings and when one looks at Darrell Hazell’s records at Purdue after the Boilermakers’ loss to Northwestern on Saturday one can easily see why Hazell is on the Hot Seat in his THIRD season at Purdue:
Overall: 6 – 28
Big Ten: 2 – 20
Damn…TWO Big Ten wins in THREE seasons and Purdue still has to play this season….
At Iowa Indiana
…which to us looks like TWO more losses which would leave Hazell’s record at Purdue over THREE seasons at:
Overall: 6 – 30
Big Ten: 2 – 22
Damn…the above is exactly why if we were a sitting athletic director at a school like Purdue we would make Damn sure we had a clause in the contracts of the head football and basketball coaches that we have a…
Reasonable Buyout Clause
…so that poor performance could be remedied by FIRING that wouldn’t harm the bottom-line of the athletic department in the process and yet….
Memo to Purdue President Mitch Daniels: You need a new AD Mitch that knows his Ass from the Side of a Barn and who knows how to negotiate contracts with coaches and their agents that will not do damage to the Purdue athletic department if and when a coach NEEDS to be fired for non-performance on the field of play
3. Paul Rhoads, Iowa State – Iowa State played what looks like to us a Highly-Overrated Oklahoma State team on Saturday before losing 35 – 31 to the Pokes and with that less Rhoads records at ISU stand at…
Overall: 32 – 53
Big 12: 16 – 43
…..and over the past THREE seasons Rhoads has posted records of…
Overall: 8 – 26
Big 12: 4 – 21
…..which as everyone can see is…
FOUR Big 12 wins in the last THREE seasons
….and the Cyclones still have to play this season…
At Kansas State At West Virginia
…and it will be interesting to see how Iowa State finishes out what looks to be Paul Rhoads last season on the job and if that is the case it will be doubly-fascinating to see who Iowa State hires to replace Paul Rhoads who is a pretty good football coach who if the TRUTH be known didn’t react quick enough to the quickly changing Big 12 which left his Cyclones football team lagging behind many other Big 12 football programs that are zooming ahead with offenses that must be matched score-for-score or you will just flat-out lose a Helluva lot of football games…i.e…Iowa State now under Paul Rhoads.
4. Mike London, Virginia – With the 38 – 31 loss to Louisville on Saturday that is SEVEN losses for Virginia in 2015 and thus in…
SIX seasons at Virginia Mike London has posted ONE .500-plus record and taken UVA to ONE postseason bowl game
….and in our opinion there is just No Damn Reason for Virginia football to be that AVERAGE especially in the ACC Conference which is a place where even a Slightly Above Average team can win a Helluva lot of football games and thus why the Mike London-era in Charlottesville is coming to an end with only these games left on the Cavs schedule:
Duke Virginia Tech
It will be very interesting to see who Virginia hires to replace Mike London because UVA is a pretty tough academic school but is also a place where many other Virginia athletic teams have been very competitive in the ACC and nationally in recent year….Yes….Virginia will be a fascinating head coaching search to watch.
Our advice to Virginia: Hire a GREAT coach…if you can’t look at that coach and say he is GREAT…don’t hire him…it’s that simple.
5. Kyle Flood, Rutgers – With the Rutgers loss to Nebraska at home on Saturday by the score of 31 – 14 the Scarlett Knights 2015 football season has turned from…
Complete Freaking Disaster
….and with only games left against…
At Army Maryland
…..which SHOULD be TWO wins one has to wonder if Kyle Flood can survive both the “academic issue” with contacting and meeting with a Rutgers professor over a players’ classroom performance AND his football team not even posting a .500-plus record which leads us to….
Will Kyle Flood be fired in a couple of weeks?
We don’t have a clue BUT Rutgers is in the Big Ten Conference now and sits in a place where there is a Helluva lot of high school football talent within 200 miles of the school and that alone makes the Rutgers head coaching job one that a Helluva lot of people would love a shot at BUT as always….
Rutgers would need to hire the RIGHT coach which is not an easy thing to do it seems for MANY athletic directors these days for some reason.
6. Mike MacIntyre, Colorado – Even though Colorado has noticeably improved over the past THREE seasons under head coach Mike MacIntyre there is no getting around MacIntyre’s Pac-12 record of…
2 – 23
…which obviously means that MacIntyre has won…
TWO Pac-12 Games in THREE seasons
…and the Buffs still have to play in 2015….
At Washington State At Utah
Damn….that looks like to us that Mike MacIntyre will be sitting on a Pac-12 record of…
2 – 25
….in THREE seasons at Colorado which is beyond bad…it’s Outrageously BAD!
Maybe Mike MacIntyre is coming back to coach Colorado in 2016 but that for Damn sure doesn’t mean he has done his job well….not even close….in our humble opinion.
7. Scott Shafer, Syracuse – Scott Shafer has been head coach at Syracuse for almost THREE seasons now and he has records on the board of…
Overall: 13 – 22
ACC: 6 – 16
…..which is Very Damn Average especially compared to the last head coach at Syracuse….Doug Marrone…who put up records of…
Overall: 25 – 25
ACC: 11 – 17
….in FOUR seasons which is still NOT great but a Helluva lot better than what Shafer has been able to do.
Here is what’s left on the Syracuse schedule:
At NC State Boston College
In our opinion if Syracuse finishes at 3 – 9 this season the Orange will FOR SURE be looking for a new head football coach in a few weeks.
8. Charlie Strong, Texas – How bad are things at Texas? Consider Charlie Strong’s record at TEXAS heading towards the end of his SECOND season on the job….
Overall: 10 – 13
Big 12: 8 – 8
Texas has TEN wins in the last TWO seasons under Charlie Strong and those wins are over…
North Texas Iowa State Texas Tech West Virginia Oklahoma State Rice Oklahoma Kansas State Kansas – 2 times
In other words in his SECOND season at TEXAS Charlie Strong has beaten…
ONE Real Football Team
….which would be Oklahoma this season and the other NINE wins….
Not Very Damn Much At All
….and we are talking about TEXAS Football here….right?
Now at 4 – 6 on the season the Longhorns have left to play games against….
Texas Tech At Baylor
….and we rather doubt TEXAS can beat either of the above teams which means Charlie Strong is looking at…
8 Losses in 2015
…and we cannot imagine how Charlie Strong survives 8 Regular Season losses at TEXAS….which hasn’t happened since 1956.
9. Mark Stoops, Kentucky – With the loss to Vanderbilt Mark Stoops record at Kentucky after almost THREE seasons on the job stands at…
Overall: 11 – 23
SEC: 4 – 20
…and the last head coach at Kentucky….Joker Phillips….after THREE seasons on the job posted records of…
Overall: 13 – 24
SEC: 4 – 20
….which got Joker Phillips FIRED and the Wildcats have left on their schedule in 2015….
Judging by the way Louisville is playing right now it looks like Mark Stoops will finish with the following records after THREE years on the job at Kentucky:
Overall: 12 – 24
SEC: 4 – 20
…which is essentially THE SAME record that Joker Phillips posted so we would recommend that Mark Stoops and his coaching staff go to work on Louisville which has some MAJOR weaknesses….ALL Bobby Petrino coached teams have the same MAJOR weaknesses….and find a way to beat Louisville on November 28 or this upcoming offseason will not be very much fun at all for Mark Stoops…just no Damn fun!
….at Auburn so one has to wonder…what in the Hell has happened to Auburn football and Gus Malzahn since that loss to Mississippi State in October 2014?
In our opinion which has been backed-up by a former SEC coach we talked to from time-to-time…
Gus Malzahn’s offense has been neutralized to a great extent by everyone by moving playing into “specific areas of the field” and unless the Auburn offense runs VERY FAST it has no chance to counteract what SEC defenses are now doing and according to that former SEC coach Gus Malzahn’s now has TWO choices if he is going to save his job:
Change the Auburn offense to run more play-action –pass down the field and across the middle of the field to get defenders away from the line of scrimmage and out of position OR speed up the offense again to a level where SEC defensive coaches don’t have a chance to get their defenders into the right position to defend the offense.
Whatever the Hell is going on with Auburn’s offense and how SEC defenses have reacted to slow it down we do know that Gus Malzahn is…
5 – 5 overall
2 – 5 in SEC play
….in 2015 with a team that has enough talent on its roster to win not only the SEC but the National Championship and that REALITY must either Numb or Piss-Off fans of Auburn Football….
It would Piss-Us-Off Royally..…but that’s just us!
With games left against….
…and both at home we would hope Auburn can find a way to beat a very Damn below average Idaho team and then hopefully find a way to give Alabama a game BECAUSE if Alabama comes into Jordan-Hare Stadium and blows away Auburn by FOUR or more touchdowns….
Gus Malzahn may shortly thereafter be out of a job….PERIOD.
NO….if Alabama blows-out Auburn in the Iron Bowl this year….Gus Malzahn might as well go straight to his office and start packing because…
IT WILL BE OVER for Gus Malzahn at Auburn….PERIOD.
“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”
“Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.”
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”
“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.”
“All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.”
“America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.”
“Civil liberty can be established on no foundation of human reason which will not at the same time demonstrate the right of religious freedom.”
“All the public business in Congress now connects itself with intrigues, and there is great danger that the whole government will degenerate into a struggle of cabals.”
“Individual liberty is individual power, and as the power of a community is a mass compounded of individual powers, the nation which enjoys the most freedom must necessarily be in proportion to its numbers the most powerful nation.”
“In charity to all mankind, bearing no malice or ill will to any human being, and even compassionating those who hold in bondage their fellow men, not knowing what they do.”
“To furnish the means of acquiring knowledge is … the greatest benefit that can be conferred upon mankind. It prolongs life itself and enlarges the sphere of existence.”
“This is the last of Earth! I am content.” Last words, February 21, 1848
A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
“Character is much easier kept than recovered.”
“Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.”
“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.”
“I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace.”
“One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests.”
“Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.”
“That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly.”
“There are two distinct classes of what are called thoughts: those that we produce in ourselves by reflection and the act of thinking and those that bolt into the mind of their own accord.”
“These are the times that try men’s souls.”
“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”
“We have it in our power to begin the world over again.”
“We have every opportunity and every encouragement before us, to form the noblest purest constitution on the face of the earth. We have it in our power to begin the world over again. A situation, similar to the present, hath not happened since the days of Noah until now. The birthday of a new world is at hand, and a race of men, perhaps as numerous as all Europe contains, are to receive their portion of freedom from the event of a few months.” Common Sense, 1776
“THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.” The American Crisis, 1776
“It matters not where you live, or what rank of life you hold, the evil or the blessing will reach you all. The far and the near, the home counties and the back, the rich and the poor, will suffer or rejoice alike. The heart that feels not now is dead; the blood of his children will curse his cowardice, who shrinks back at a time when a little might have saved the whole, and made them happy. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.” The American Crisis, 1776
“The circumstances of the world are continually changing, and the opinions of man change also; and as government is for the living, and not for the dead, it is the living only that has any right in it.” The Rights of Man, 1791
“It is the nature and intention of a constitution to prevent governing by party, by establishing a common principle that shall limit and control the power and impulse of party, and that says to all parties, thus far shalt thou go and no further. But in the absence of a constitution, men look entirely to party; and instead of principle governing party, party governs principle.” First Principles of Government, 1795
“I never tire of reading Tom Paine.” Abraham Lincoln, as quoted in A Literary History of the American People, 1931
“I consider Paine our greatest political thinker. As we have not advanced, and perhaps never shall advance, beyond the Declaration and Constitution, so Paine has had no successors who extended his principles.” Thomas Alva Edison
“In the United States the majority undertakes to supply a multitude of ready-made opinions for the use of individuals, who are thus relieved from the necessity of forming opinions of their own”
“In politics… shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.”
“I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all.”
“There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.”
“Born often under another sky, placed in the middle of an always moving scene, himself driven by the irresistible torrent which draws all about him, the American has no time to tie himself to anything, he grows accustomed only to change, and ends by regarding it as the natural state of man. He feels the need of it, more he loves it; for the instability; instead of meaning disaster to him, seems to give birth only to miracles all about him.”
“As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?”
“As for me, I am deeply a democrat; this is why I am in no way a socialist. Democracy and socialism cannot go together. You can’t have it both ways.”
“Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom, socialism restricts it. Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent, a mere number. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.”
“Equality is a slogan based on envy. It signifies in the heart of every republican: “Nobody is going to occupy a place higher than I.””
“History, it is easily perceived, is a picture-gallery containing a host of copies and very few originals.”
“He who seeks freedom for anything but freedom’s self is made to be a slave.”
“God does not need to speak for himself in order for us to discover definitive signs of his will; it is enough to examine the normal course of nature and the consistent tendency of events. I know without needing to hear the voice of the Creator that the stars trace out in space the orbits which his hand has drawn.” Democracy in America, Volume 1, 1835
“I know of no country, indeed, where the love of money has taken stronger hold on the affections of men, and where the profounder contempt is expressed for the theory of the permanent equality of property.” Democracy in America, Volume 1, 1835
“There is in fact a manly and legitimate passion for equality that spurs all men to wish to be strong and esteemed. This passion tends to elevate the lesser to the rank of the greater. But one also finds in the human heart a depraved taste for equality, which impels the weak to want to bring the strong down to their level, and which reduces men to preferring equality in servitude to inequality in freedom.” Democracy in America, Volume 1, 1835
“The will of the nation” is one of those expressions which have been most profusely abused by the wily and the despotic of every age.” Democracy in America, Volume 1, 1835
“In order to enjoy the inestimable benefits that the liberty of the press ensures, it is necessary to submit to the inevitable evils it creates.” Democracy in America, Volume 1, 1835
“A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.” Democracy in America, Volume 1, 1835
“The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.” Democracy in America, Volume 1, 1835
“An American cannot converse, but he can discuss, and his talk falls into a dissertation. He speaks to you as if he was addressing a meeting; and if he should chance to become warm in the discussion, he will say “Gentlemen” to the person with whom he is conversing.” Democracy in America, Volume 1, 1835
“What is not yet done is only what we have not yet attempted to do.” Democracy in America, Volume 1, 1835
“The whole life of an American is passed like a game of chance, a revolutionary crisis, or a battle.” Democracy in America, Volume 1, 1835
“In the United States a man builds a house to spend his latter years in it and he sells it before the roof is on. He plants a garden and lets it just as the trees are coming into bearing. He brings a field into tillage and leaves other men to gather the crops. He embraces a profession and gives it up. He settles in a place which he soon afterward leaves to carry his changeable longings elsewhere. If his private affairs leave him any leisure he instantly plunges into the vortex of politics and if at the end of a year of unremitting labour he finds he has a few days’ vacation, his eager curiosity whirls him over the vast extent of the United States, and he will travel fifteen hundred miles in a few days to shake off his happiness.” Democracy in America, Volume 1, 1835
“In the United States, the majority undertakes to supply a multitude of ready-made opinions for the use of individuals, who are thus relieved from the necessity of forming opinions of their own.” Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840
“There is hardly a pioneer’s hut which does not contain a few odd volumes of Shakespeare. I remember reading the feudal drama of Henry V for the first time in a log cabin.” Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840
“The genius of democracies is seen not only in the great number of new words introduced but even more in the new ideas they express.” Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840
“Americans of all ages, all stations of life, and all types of disposition are forever forming associations… In democratic countries knowledge of how to combine is the mother of all other forms of knowledge; on its progress depends that of all the others.” Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840
“What most astonishes me in the United States, is not so much the marvelous grandeur of some undertakings, as the innumerable multitude of small ones.” Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840
“In democratic ages men rarely sacrifice themselves for another, but they show a general compassion for all the human race. One never sees them inflict pointless suffering, and they are glad to relieve the sorrows of others when they can do so without much trouble to themselves. They are not disinterested, but they are gentle.” Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840
“I have no hesitation in saying that although the American woman never leaves her domestic sphere and is in some respects very dependent within it, nowhere does she enjoy a higher station. And if anyone asks me what I think the chief cause of the extraordinary prosperity and growing power of this nation, I should answer that it is due to the superiority of their women.” Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840
“Consider any individual at any period of his life, and you will always find him preoccupied with fresh plans to increase his comfort.” Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840
“In no other country in the world is the love of property keener or more alert than in the United States, and nowhere else does the majority display less inclination toward doctrines which in any way threaten the way property is owned.” Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840
“Two things in America are astonishing: the changeableness of most human behavior and the strange stability of certain principles. Men are constantly on the move, but the spirit of humanity seems almost unmoved.” Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840
“There are two things which a democratic people will always find very difficult—to begin a war and to end it.” Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840
“No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.” Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840
“All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.” Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840
“I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it.” Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840
“When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.” Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840
“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.”
“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. Mark Richt, Georgia vs. Auburn – To understand the very MEDIOCRE state of Georgia football in Mark Richt’s 15 th season in Athens consider that the Bulldogs were out of the SEC East race before the month of October was over and Richt now needs to win his last three games just to get to…
…in 2015 in a season when Anyone and Everyone was predicting that Georgia would be the SEC East Champs and playing someone from the SEC West in Atlanta in early December for the SEC Title!
Since Georgia last won the SEC Title under Mark Richt in 2005 the Bulldogs have averaged…
Almost 4 LOSSES a season…3.89 LOSSES per season to be exact
…..and over the last 7 seasons Nick Saban has lost an average of….
1.43 LOSSES per season
….and in college football the difference between…
3.89 LOSSES per season
1.43 LOSSES per season
…..is the difference between SEC Championships and National Titles and over the past 10 college football seasons Mark Richt will have…
NEITHER of the above!
Our opinion….Mark Richt would love to remain the head football coach at Georgia making $4 Million Dollars a year being Very Damn Mediocre…
Hell..who wouldn’t want that job?
….and more than likely if Richt wins out and posts a 9 – 3 record he will be back for 2016…BUT….if Georgia loses one more game to any of the teams below…
At Auburn Georgia Southern Georgia Tech
…the Mark Richt era at Georgia comes to an end in December and it will be up to the folks at Georgia to hire a coach that can take the Bulldogs to another level and take on the powers in the SEC and college football in a very direct way.
2. Gus Malzahn, Auburn vs. Georgia –Even with the win over the Falling to Pieces Texas A&M Aggies which have serious “Prima Donna QB” problems in College Station Gus Malzahn and the Auburn Tigers are still sitting on records of…
5 – 4 overall
2 – 4 in SEC play
….with these games still left on the schedule:
Georgia Idaho Alabama
Hell…Auburn has to beat Georgia and Alabama just to get to…
.500 in SEC Play in 2015
….and Auburn was picked by many to be playing in the College Football Playoff this season!
Maybe Gus Malzahn won’t be fired if his football team loses to Georgia and Alabama to end the season with records of…
6 – 6 overall
2 – 6 in SEC play
….BUT Gus Malzahn will be sitting on the No. 1 Hot Seat in America until the 2016 college football season kicks-off if that does happen….COUNT ON IT!
3. Mike Riley, Nebraska vs. Rutgers – For all the people crying in the media and elsewhere things like…
“Poor Mike Riley nor any coach can win BIG at Nebraska anymore”
….we here at Coaches Hot Seat took a hard look at the talent on Nebraska’s 2015 roster and it’s our opinion that….
Only Ohio State has MORE talent than Nebraska on its roster in the Big Ten in 2015
….and looking at the Huskers 2015 schedule….
Nebraska has MORE talent than EVERY team on its schedule
….and if you don’t believe that the Huskers are only….
…from being 10 – 0 right now which is the amount of points they lost by in their 6 losses in 2015 or…
3.83 points per loss!
The 2015 Nebraska football team IF Bo Pelini was still the head coach would in our opinion right now be…
9 – 1 at worst and 10 – 0 at best
….because the TRUTH is there is…
Plenty of Damn Talent on this Nebraska roster
…and there will ALWAYS be plenty of talent on the Nebraska roster….unless Mike Riley does what he did at Oregon State where in our opinion…
Mike Riley did less and less work over the years
…and left behind a Complete Freaking Disaster in Corvallis where the Oregon State Beavers are now…
2 – 7 overall
0 – 6 in Pac-12 play
…and headed for a 2 – 10 season!
Getting back to Nebraska the Huskers travel to New Jersey this week to play a Rutgers team that Nebraska has FOUR to FIVE more talent than as evidenced by a barely motivated Ohio State team blasting Rutgers 49 – 7 earlier this year.
Nebraska should DESTROY Rutgers by 3 or more touchdowns….so we cannot but wonder what will happen because there’s a coach on the opposite sideline that needs this win BADLY as well!
4. Kyle Flood, Rutgers – In our opinion ANYTHING less than 6 wins and Kyle Flood is done at Rutgers and the Scarlett Knights are now 3 – 6 on the season and still have to play….
Nebraska At Army Maryland
Our recommendation to Rutgers HC Kyle Flood: BEAT Nebraska on Saturday son!
5. Charlie Strong, Texas vs. West Virginia – Whatever is going on with Charlie Strong at Texas and if Charlie is interested in some other head coaching jobs that are now open or might open up in the next month or so we are still talking about TEXAS here and in his SECOND season coaching the Longhorns Charlie Strong is sitting on records of…
4 – 5 overall
3 – 3 in the Big 12 play
…..and the Horns still have to play games against…
At West Virginia Texas Tech At Baylor
Damn…that’s a pretty tough finishing stretch for the Longhorns and if things don’t go just right TEXAS could be looking at a record of…
4 – 8
….in 2015 and TEXAS has not lost 8 games in the regular season since…
1956 or almost 60 years ago!
YES…if TEXAS loses 8 games in 2015 there is a Very Damn Good chance Charlie Strong is fired in early December by the folks in Austin so keep that in the back of your head Charlie….and remember you were warned by the good folks at Coaches Hot Seat!
6. Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia vs. Texas – Crazy Boy Dana Holgorsen REALLY needs to take his Mountaineers to a bowl game this season and with WVU sitting on records of…
4 – 4 overall
1 – 4 in Big 12 play
….with these games still on the schedule…
Texas At Kansas Iowa State At Kansas State
…IF Dana Holgorsen can’t get TWO more wins out of the above FOUR games Crazy Boy should be fired shortly after the Kansas State game on December 5 preferably at the airport in Manhattan, Kansas!
Memo to Crazy Boy Dana Holgorsen: Beat TEXAS son….Beat TEXAS!
7. Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech vs. Kansas State – When looking at Kliff Kingsbury’s win/loss records at Texas Tech…
Overall: 17 – 18
Big 12: 8 – 17
…the most STUNNING number is the second one because an 8 – 17 record in Big 12 Conference play is NOT a good look and thus why the….
5 – 5 overall
….Red Raiders REALLY need to get to 6 wins in 2015 and with these games left to play….
Kansas State At Texas
…..things could get really UGLY in Lubbock for Kingsbury if Texas Tech loses its last two games….Very Damn Ugly because that would leave Kingsbury’s records in THREE years on the job at….
Overall: 17 – 20
Big 12: 8 – 19
….and those are FIRING numbers son….those are FIRING numbers!
8. Todd Graham, Arizona State vs. Washington – We have a working theory here at Coaches Hot Seat after four decades of playing and watching the Great Game of Football that….
A Head Football Coach that spends LOTS of time yelling at his players instead of Coaching-Them-Up, Motivating, and Leading his football team eventually loses his football team
….and that might be happening at Arizona State right now with Todd Graham who is a loss to Washington on Saturday to falling into the Burning Ring of Fire Hot Seat and putting his future as the head coach at ASU in REAL jeopardy!
Sitting with records of…
4 – 5 overall
2 – 4 in Pac-12 play
…makes the below last THREE game CRITICAL to Todd Graham’s future and Hot Seat status:
Washington Arizona At California
We would recommend that Todd Graham NOT lose these last three games to finish at…
4 – 8
…on the season….REALLY recommend to Todd Graham that he not do that!
Since Iowa State beat Oklahoma State on Friday, November 18, 2011 the Cyclones under head coach Paul Rhoads have posted records of…
Overall: 14 – 34
Big 12: 7 – 27
….and thus you now know why Paul Rhoads is sitting on one of the Hottest Seats in college football.
3 – 6 overall
2 – 4 in Big 12 play
…Cyclones get even ONE win against the teams left on their schedule?
Oklahoma State At Kansas State At West Virginia
Who the Hell knows because to us TEXAS looks like a Below Average football team so beating TEXAS is No Big Whoop….so maybe Iowa State can beat Kansas State and West Virginia…BUT…we give the Cyclones NO chance to beat Oklahoma State in this spot!
10. Kevin Wilson, Indiana vs. Michigan – Now in his FIFTH season as the head coach at Indiana Kevin Wilson has…
No .500 or better records or bowl game trips
….and thus why it’s so important for the…
4 – 5 overall
0 – 5 in Big Ten play
….Hoosiers to get to 6 wins in 2015 and with these games remaining….
Michigan At Maryland At Purdue
….beating Michigan this Saturday would be HUGE and you know what….Indiana CAN beat Michigan on Saturday in our opinion!
11. Mark Stoops, Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt – There are LOTS of Fundamental Rules to life but ONE of the Fundamental Rules of life is…
If you are going to talk BIG you better Damn deliver BIG
….and Mark Stoops has done a Helluva lot of talking since he got to Lexington THREE seasons ago and as of right now with these records on the board…
Overall: 11 – 22
SEC: 4 – 19
….that ain’t BIG Mark Stoops….not even Freaking Close to being BIG!
Here’s the problem for Mark Stoops…his Kentucky team has 4 wins on the board this season and still has to play….
At Vanderbilt Charlotte Louisville
….and Mark Stoops really needs 6 wins on the board when UK’s season ends on November 28 which leads to the undeniable FACT that….
Mark Stoops football team better Damn beat Vanderbilt on Saturday
….just saying….in our humble opinion of course!
12. Bret Bielema, Arkansas vs. LSU – Almost 30 years ago academic Allan Bloom wrote the book…
….that postulated that American college students both arriving on campus and even after leaving with their degree were…
Complete Freaking Idiots
….as it pertained to World History, US History, Religious History, and pretty much about EVERYTHING else and almost 30 years later we have LOTS of crybabies on college campuses …
Crying Like Babies
….every time someone offends their Precious Asses which brings us to Arkansas football where it’s clear to us that…
The Closing of the Arkansas Football Fan’s Mind
….is on full display now in Razorback-land with Hog fans GOING WILD because…..
Arkansas in 2015 has records on the board of….
5 – 4 overall
3 – 2 in SEC play
….and still has to play games against…
At LSU Mississippi State Missouri
Hell….will Arkansas fans storm the field on Friday November 27 after they beat Missouri and get bowl eligible?
More than likely…YES…and thus …
The Closing of the Arkansas Football Fan’s Mind
….is terrible for the future of Arkansas Football but is a GREAT thing for Bret Bielema because where the Hell else can a Fat Pig Farmer make $4 Million Dollars a year being…
Totally Damn Average?
No Damn where is in the answer to that question!
13. Les Miles, LSU vs. Arkansas – No one here at Coaches Hot Seat was surprised that Alabama DESTROYED LSU last Saturday night since the Tigers are led by….
Les “All Hat and No Damn Cattle” Miles
….which is Les Miles very apt nickname here at Coaches Hot Seat because after all…
Has ANY college football coach EVER done so Damn little with so Damn much as Les Miles in the history of college football in America as Les “All Hat and No Damn Cattle” Miles?
NO is the obvious answer to that question and after getting DESTROYED by Alabama while running an offensive gameplan that went out of Pee-Wee football a decade-plus ago….
Memo to Les Miles: The Alabama defensive coaches were LAUGHING at your Idiotic offense son in the run-up to the LSU – Alabama game…at least that is what a buddy of ours in Tuscaloosa told us which is his and now our opinion of course!
…..the Tigers get to host Arkansas and the Fat Pig Farmer who has a fan base that are THRILLED the Hogs have 5 wins on the board so will LSU show-up for this game or will Les Miles nickname at Coaches Hot Seat…
Les “All Hat and No Damn Cattle” Miles
….be confirmed yet AGAIN?
The latter and for those slow on the uptake “the latter” means…
Les “All Hat and No Damn Cattle” Miles
….will do lots of Damn talking AGAIN and his football team will do LOTS of No Damn Playing AGAIN!
14. Bob Stoops, Oklahoma vs. Baylor – Let the following sink in for minute or two….
The Baylor Bears…the Freaking Baylor Bears are going for their FOURTH win over the Mighty Oklahoma Sooners and Bob Stops in FIVE seasons on Saturday
…..and you were wondering why Bob Stoops was on the Hot Seat earlier this season and was a late game collapse by Butch Jones and the Tennessee Vols from having his ass launched towards the Sun you now know why and thus it’s time for Bob Stoops and his Sooners to face FACTS:
There’s a new Sheriff in town and his names are…
Art Briles and the Baylor Bears
….and we fully expect Baylor to DESTROY Oklahoma on Saturday and for the room where the defensive coordinator of the Sooners sits during this game to not look so Damn hot when the game is over!
Yes…Oklahoma is 8 – 1 right now…BUT…OU still has to play games against…
At Baylor TCU At Oklahoma State
….and if the Past is the Prologue then we fully expect for..
OU to get whipped by Baylor
TCU to beat OU
Oklahoma State to whip the OU
…and for Bob Stoops’ Precious Ass to be on the Hot Seat in late November after posting a record of…
8 – 4 in 2015!
Hey…Bob Stoops Precious Ass back on the Hot Seat…the Past is the Prologue…and the Future also it seems in Oklahoma!
15. Rich Rodriguez, Arizona vs. Utah – If Rich Rodriguez’s agent is talking to teams with head coaching opens right now the last Damn thing RichRod wants to do is to ride out of Tucson with a losing record in his last season with the Wildcats which is why it’s so Damn important for 5 – 5 Arizona to win at least ONE of this last TWO games against…
Utah At Arizona State
…..and we have a feeling that Arizona will rise up and beat Utah on Saturday and set-up a great game against ASU in Tempe on November 21 with possibly Rich Rodriguez flying from the Phoenix airport right after the game to somewhere in the Eastern United States to be introduced as the next head coach at….
16. Mike London, Virginia vs. Louisville – Bottom-Line: Mike London needs his Virginia football team to win…
6 Games in 2015
…and right now the Cavs are 3 – 6 and need to win their last THREE games to get to 6 wins in 2015 and those games are against:
At Louisville Duke At Virginia Tech
One game at time Mike London…one game at a time son!