11. Willie Taggart, South Florida – South Florida played a decent Memphis team pretty tough last Friday night but as we watched the Bulls we couldn’t help but think….
“Hell, if this team could just run a few plays correctly it could beat Memphis in this game!”
Damn Willie Taggart….it’s time to get this USF team coached-up already and start winning some football games especially since you are now….
1 – 3
…on the season with still a lot of tough games to be played starting with Syracuse at home on Saturday.
Can USF somehow find 5 more wins in their last 8 games?
Syracuse At UConn SMU At Navy At East Carolina Temple Cincinnati At UCF
We don’t see why the Hell not!
Get off your ass Willie Taggart!
12. Paul Petrino, Idaho – Idaho lost to Georgia Southern by two touchdowns on Saturday which drops Paul Petrino’s record in three seasons with the Vandals to…
3 – 25
….and the 2015 season rolls on with Idaho playing at Troy this week which is a game the Vandals could win….NOT!
Paul Petrino = Hot Seat and soon out of a job!
13. Trent Miles, Georgia State – Trent Miles Georgia State team lost to Liberty…
…on Saturday which drops Miles’ overall record to…
2 – 26
….in his third season on the job which is NOT GOOD in case anyone was wondering!
Up next for Georgia State….
Good Luck with that Trent Miles because if you can’t beat Liberty you sure the Hell aren’t beating Appalachian State!
14. Norm Chow, Hawaii – People can make all the excuses in the world like…
No one can win at Hawaii
Poor Norm Chow has an impossible job
…but the FACT is that Hawaii is a place where a good head coach can win at and June Jones proved that FACT by compiling a record of…
76 – 41
…in NINE seasons as the head coach at Hawaii and now in his FOURTH season coaching the Warriors Norm Chow has posted records of…
Overall: 10 – 32
MWC: 4 – 21
…and anyone that tells you that Hawaii has posted those records because the “poor Hawaii kids” have to fly “X amount of miles” to play football games is nothing but a….
With Hawaii now 2 – 3 on the season they play San Diego State at home which includes ZERO miles flown so the Warriors should win this game….right?
15. Bret Bielema, Arkansas – It’s become our opinion that both Arkansas and Tennessee are very AVERAGE football teams in 2015 after watching the Razorbacks and Vols game again on Monday because there was a Helluva lot of AVERAGE football being played in Neyland Stadium with the Hogs just getting a little above AVERAGE play in the second half to get out of there with a win and turn up the heat on Butch Jones’ ass even more if that was even possible!
Now at 2 – 3 on the season Arkansas has left to play in 2015….
At Alabama Auburn UT Martin At Ole Miss At LSU Mississippi State Missouri
…and we give the Razorbacks NO CHANCE to beat…
Alabama Ole Miss LSU
….and a 100% CHANCE to beat….
Auburn UT Martin
…which means Bret Bielema will have to beat both…
Mississippi State LSU
….to get to 6 – 6 and a bowl game!
Damn….can a head coach at Arkansas really survive not taking his football team to a bowl game in his THIRD season on the job in Fayetteville?
Just for comparison below are the THIRD season records of Arkansas head coaches going back to the Great Frank Broyles that actually made it to their THIRD season still on the job:
Bobby Petrino (2010): 10 – 3
Houston Nutt (2000): 6 – 6
Danny Ford (1995): 8 – 5
Ken Hatfield (1986): 9 – 3
Lou Holtz (1979): 10 – 2
Frank Broyles (1960): 8 – 3
So what if the nightmare scenario happens and Arkansas finishes at….
4 – 8
…in 2015 can Bret Bielema possibly hang onto his job considering we are talking about….
….here right? RIGHT!
Does anyone else not think if Jim Harbaugh was at Arkansas that the Razorbacks would be in the National Championship hunt in his THIRD season on the job?
Thought so and why accepting MEDIOCRITY is not only wrong it’s not…
…either and why Bret Bielema MUST BE FIRED if he only puts 4 wins on the board in his THIRD season on the job….unless of course you love…
…which may indeed be the case with a majority of fans of Arkansas football!
16. Ron Turner, Florida International – Ron Turner is now in his THIRD season as the head coach at FIU and after the loss to UMass Turner’s overall record dropped to….
7 – 22
….and if that is good enough for the folks at FIU then that’s good enough for us!
Ron Turner = Hot Seat in the REAL World but maybe not at FIU!
17. Gus Malzahn, Auburn – A 35 – 21 win over San Jose State may have calmed some folks at Auburn but for those of us that follow San Jose State football closely we know that the Spartans have won…
5 Games the Last Two Seasons
….so Auburn beating San Jose State is the ultimate…
No Damn Big Whoop
….and now we head into a bye week for Gus Malzahn and the Tigers before a….
….against Kentucky on Thursday October 15 that Malzahn & Auburn just Flat-Out CANNOT LOSE!
Could Gus Malzahn actually be fired at the end of the 2015 season?
YES….if Auburn goes 0 – 8 in SEC Conference play….and Auburn is 0 – 2 right now…Gus Malzahn will be fired shortly after the 2015 regular season ends….PERIOD.
18. Craig Bohl, Wyoming – The Craig Bohl Mystery Tour at Wyoming continues with the Cowboys losing to Appalachian State on the road in Week 5 and thus setting up the very real possibility that Wyoming will not win even ONE game in 2015 with these games remaining:
At Air Force Nevada At Boise State At Utah State Colorado State At San Diego State UNLV
Geez….could Craig Bohl who is just two years removed from winning THREE straight FCS NCAA National Championships at North Dakota State coach Wyoming to ZERO wins this season?
Yes….there is a 50 – 50 chance that could happen in 2015 and that is just NUTS!
19. Mark Helfrich, Oregon – It was no fun watching the once Mighty Oregon Ducks struggle to put away a Colorado team that lost to a Pitiful Hawaii football team to open the 2015 season which means to us there are some REAL problems with the Oregon Ducks which might just get exposed this weekend with a home game in Eugene against a very AVERAGE Washington State team.
With the Washington Huskies in Seattle on deck which is game that Mark Helfrich CANNOT LOSE or risk losing his job the Ducks cannot look ahead and lose to Washington State this weekend in what is also a CANNOT LOSE game for Oregon against the Cougs.
20. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina – With a very uninspiring loss to Missouri on the road on Saturday Steve Spurrier’s South Carolina football team dropped to…
2 – 3
….on the season and here comes LSU to rain-soaked Columbia, South Carolina that will no doubt only make things that much more miserable in the Palmetto State.
Let’s go to what’s left on South Carolina’s schedule this season:
LSU Vanderbilt At Texas A&M At Tennessee Florida The Citadel Clemson
Geez….we cannot imagine how South Carolina even gets to 6 wins this season which in case the Ole’ Ball Coach doesn’t know it is a….
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1. Darrell Hazell, Purdue – After FIVE weeks of college football head coach Darrell Hazell and his Boilermakers have ONE win and FOUR losses on the board and that ONE win is over…
Now in his third season at Purdue Darrell Hazell’s overall win/loss record is nothing to write home about….
5 – 24
….and things don’t get any easier with Minnesota coming to town although if you can almost beat Michigan State on the road you should be able to give the Gophers a Helluva game at home…right?
Darrell Hazell needs some wins….and quick….or the Darrell Hazell era at Purdue will come to an end before the ball drops in Times Square!
2. George O’Leary, UCF – It has been our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat for quite awhile that the last Damn thing a school would want to do is….
Have A Head Football Coach Who Is Also the Athletic Director
….and the 2015 UCF football season which has the Knights now sitting on a record of….
0 – 5
….with a head coach in George O’Leary who is also the interim athletic director our opinion has been proven TRUE because a head football coach of a FBS school has no Damn time to be the athletic director and that REALITY is hitting home IN SPADES for the Complete Fools running the University of Central Florida!
Here is what’s left on UCF schedule:
UConn At Temple Houston At Cincinnati At Tulsa East Carolina USF
Hell, if you can’t beat Furman at home how in the Hell is UCF going to beat ANY of the teams left on its schedule?
Our recommendation: The Administration at UCF should fire their Interim AD before the Bastard destroys the Knights football program!
3. Mike London, Virginia – Mike London and the Cavs had a bye in Week 5 and get after it again in Week 6 with at game at Pitt which is a MUST Damn WIN Game with Virginia now sitting on a record of….
1 – 3
….and with ACC play just now getting underway.
In his SIXTH season at Virginia now is the time…Hell, it’s past the time…for Mike London to start winning football games and getting UVA to bowl game at least, but can the Cavs win FIVE of their last EIGHT games to get to 6 – 6 and that bowl game?
If not…then why in the Hell not….is our question!
4. Paul Rhoads, Iowa State – Paul Rhoads and Iowa State got their MUST WIN over a Completely Hapless Kansas team on Saturday with the Jayhawks looking to be in a tailspin that is nowhere near the bottom BUT it’s back to REAL football in Week 6 with a game in Lubbock against Texas Tech that the Cyclones and Rhoads REALLY need to win….BUT….does Iowa State have any shot to win this game?
Not really in our opinion because the Cyclones have little chance to score the 35 or so points that it will take to beat Texas Tech in Lubbock so there’s your charge Paul Rhoads…
Get Your Football Team to Score 35 Points Plus This Coming Saturday!
5. Charlie Strong, Texas – Forget the saying….
…because the saying of the moment deep in heart of Texas is…
What A Damn Mess Texas Football Is Right Now!
When your football team gets its ass whipped by a score of….
50 – 7
….in your second season and 18 th game as a head coach by another football team that man-for-man has LESS talent than your football team you clearly have a….
Complete Freaking Mess
…on your hands and that reality puts Charlie Strong’s immediate head coaching future in peril.
What’s wrong with Texas football right now you ask?
Well, it’s a combination of things in our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat:
A. The Country Club and Privileged Attitude that pervaded Texas football in Mack Brown’s last years in Austin
B. Charlie Strong’s decision to go with more committed younger players over less committed and privileged older players which may have created a schism within the Texas football team
C. The level of commitment that Charlie Strong is now getting from his football team as a whole which we would peg around the 80% mark when anything below 90% in major college football today can put a football team in mortal danger of having a Complete Freaking Disaster of a season
D. The lingering effects of now departed former Texas AD Steve Patterson who as a Sorry Excuse of a Human Being created a miserable working environment for the employees, coaches and athletes within and around the University of Texas athletic department
One of the reasons Paul “Bear” Bryant was one of the greatest leaders of men in American history forget about being one of the greatest football coaches ever was that he had the uncanny ability to get very close to 100% from every member of his football and in our opinion Coach Bryant got that “maximum effort” because he got himself into a very specific part of the human brain that also happens to be a part of a growing child’s brain where successful parents are able to place themselves as well.
Just what in the Hell are we writing about here with Paul “Bear” Bryant, successful parents, and a child’s brain and what does that have to do with Charlie Strong’s problems at Texas right now?
Ask yourself….for those that played sports or even with your experiences in the workplace….when did you perform your best and what kind of feeling did you have towards your coach or boss when you performed at that high level?
More than likely when you performed your best you both respected your coach or boss AND more importantly you did not want to let them down which led to you playing or working very hard and giving….close to 100% of your effort to the assigned job.
Bottom-Line: It’s not enough for a coach or boss to be respected by his players or workers which is fundamental to building a great team in any environment, but to truly be great the coach or boss must occupy in the minds of his/her players or workers the space in the brain where the players or workers do not want to let that coach or boss down because to do so would both negatively impact the self-image & well being of the player or worker and also disappoint the coach or boss.
All of the above may seem like psycho-babble but it’s not…and take that from people here at Coaches Hot Seat that studied, trained and were members of high-performing teams in the US Military while the Cold War which was really Hot War was still going on with the Soviet Union when it was paramount that the US build great teams that could go out on the battlefield of the world and take-on the USSR in the very direct way as tasked by Ronald Reagan with the ultimate goal being as President Reagan identified in 1981 to his then CIA Director as:
“We Win….They Lose.”
Getting back to the Charlie Strong and his problems at Texas…..Strong will have no chance to turn things around with the Longhorns in what is now an Uber-competitive Big 12 Conference unless he can get a LOT more from his players which ultimately comes down to increasing the maximum level of effort from the Horns players to above the 90% mark to at least have a chance to match the effort of the opposing Big 12 teams that are coming up on the Texas schedule.
How exactly can Charlie Strong get a higher level of effort from his Texas players? Well, since Strong has been at Texas for 2 seasons and 18 games now and it looks like the Horns are going in reverse instead of forward Charlie needs to look at what he and his coaches are doing and see if there is another way to approach his players to ultimately maneuver the members of the Texas football team to that spot that Coach Bryant used to occupy in his players’ minds…..which was the spot that Strong got to with his players at Louisville where he routinely got 97% to 100% effort from his Cardinals football team.
We are not at the Texas practices but it looks to us that Charlie Strong and his coaches have put so much pressure on the Texas football players that they are now more afraid of making a negative mistake than making a great positive play which is NO way to play winning football and almost always in situations like that the very worst Damn thing a coaching staff can do is to increase the pressure at the exact moment when the pressure should be decreased and an emphasis on having fun while playing the great game of football should be the focus. Hell, if you aren’t having fun playing football or anything else in life then you almost always will perform at a very mediocre level and guess what….
Texas football is now performing at a very mediocre level and the Texas players looking like they are scared to death to make a mistake
…and that is a Helluva bad place to have a football team Charlie Strong.
Next up for Texas…..Oklahoma in the Red River Shootout in Dallas on Saturday which doesn’t give Charlie Strong much time to change the mindset of his football team from playing like they are scared to make a mistake to having fun and playing like Hell all over the field against the Sooners.
Good Luck against the Sooners Charlie.
6. Mark Richt, Georgia – Two Coaches Hot Seat members went to the Alabama – Georgia game on Saturday and sat a dozen or so rows up behind the Georgia bench at Sanford Stadium and before the 1 st quarter was over one of those CHS members called out to Palo Alto where a dozen of us were watching college football and gathered for the Arizona – Stanford game later that night and said:
CHS Member in Athens:“This game is over.”
CHS in Palo Alto: “What?”
CHS Member in Athens:“The Georgia offensive and defensive lines are being dominated and there are Alabama receivers running wide-open on every pass play. It looks like Bama is playing Middle Tennessee only Georgia is giving about half the effort that Middle Tennessee did and the Dawgs are getting their asses whipped all over the field.”
CHS in Palo Alto: “Crazy. Check in on that Saban thing with our buddy and give us a call after the game.”
Serious Question: How is it that a head coach in Mark Richt who has known since Georgia won the Belk Bowl over Louisville on December 30, 2014 that his football team would be playing Alabama on October 3 NOT have his team ready to play AGAIN against the Crimson Tide when this was clearly the biggest game of the year and a game that the Georgia alums, boosters and fans have been pointing to for years now?
An Even More Serious Question: As Mark Richt stood on the sideline with NO HUMAN EMOTION AT ALL as his football team was being taken apart by Alabama what was going through Mark Richt’s mind and why didn’t he do ANYTHING to try and rally his team on the field against Bama?
As we sat there in Palo Alto watching Alabama take apart Georgia which only got worse in the second half one CHS member said almost under his breath the beginning of the below quote which should be familiar to any Christian because it so exemplified early Christian thought:
“I am dying willingly for God’s sake, if only you do not prevent it. I beg you, do not do me an untimely kindness. Allow me to be eaten by the beasts, which are my way of reaching to God. I am God’s wheat, and I am to be ground by the teeth of wild beasts, so that I may become the pure bread of Christ.”
The above is from one of six famous letters written by St. Ignatiusto Christians back in Syria as he was being transported to Rome to die at the Roman Coliseum by being fed to the beasts which happened in the year 107 or just over 1900 years ago.
What does a letter written by St. Ignatius over 1900 years ago have to do with Mark Richt not having his team ready to play Alabama and with Richt and his football team basically laying down on the field and quitting as Alabama mauled the Georgia football team on Saturday while Mark Richt did NOTHING besides make a change at quarterback?
We know the answer to that question but does Mark Richt?
No doubt….Mark Richt is a first-class guy and the Coaches Hot Seat members living in the Atlanta area know a lot about Richt now and admire him as a man and very good football coach BUT there is something beyond troubling when you are tasked as the head football coach at Georgia and are paid Millions of Dollars a year…with your coaching staff making Millions of Dollars a year also….to have your team ready to play BIG games like the one against Alabama and at the end of the Bama game after your team just got mauled you look like….
St. Ignatius on the way to his death with little concern or fight in him towards the Romans that are leading him to his demise and the reality….
That there is very little to NO fight in Mark Richt
…would scare the Hell out of us if we were fans of Georgia football.
Imagine for a moment if American Christians did not stand-up and fight the EVIL in the world over the past 200 years from the Nazis to the Japanese to the Soviets what an EVIL place the world would be today and what an EVIL place it will be in the future if the Fascists in China, Russia, Iran, among many other countries on the march forward get their way….but then American Christians did stand-up and did fight….and won…and Thank whatever God you worship for that because the Earth would be a very dark place today if Americans weren’t there to save it in the past century.
The Bottom-Line question for us here at Coaches Hot Seat is no matter what Mark Richt believes is waiting for him after death we have to ask the following question today:
Is Mark Richt willing to fight to win football games in THIS life in THIS Real World?
We may just find out on when Georgia travels to play Tennessee in Knoxville.
As for the Georgia football team itself a few observations:
If the best quarterback Georgia has is someone that couldn’t win the starting job at Virginia then Georgia football is in a Helluva tough spot and after watching Greyson Lambert against Alabama it is clear if you put pressure on the boy…he folds like the Tennessee football team in the second half!
The Georgia defense is a joke…..cotton candy as county fairs are tougher than the Georgia defense and if Alabama had wanted to they could have easily hung 60 points on the Dawgs D easy. Is Jeremy Pruitt coaching the Georgia defense or spending most of his time counting all that money he is being paid at Georgia because for Damn sure Jeremy Pruitt didn’t earn his BIG paycheck on Saturday against Alabama!
Was anyone else shocked how out-of-shape and slow Georgia looked compared to Alabama….even more shocking how totally unmotivated the Dawgs were after they got down a couple of touchdowns which translated into English means….
The Georgia Football Team Flat-Out QUIT against Alabama!
And this….Georgia beat South Carolina 52 – 20 so imagine how bad the Gamecocks are in 2015!
Last question: Will Mark Richt and Georgia show no emotion and QUIT against Tennessee also or will they remember that Tennessee folds like a cheap suit in the second half even when up by a couple of touchdowns?
Luckily we will all get to find the answers to those questions and speaking of folding like a cheap suit….
7. Butch Jones, Tennessee – In 2012 former Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley had coached 30 games with the Vols posting a record of…
14 – 16
…. and now Butch Jones after 30 games coaching the Vols has posted a record of…
14 – 16
…after yet another unexplainable loss at home to Arkansas and here comes a Georgia team to Knoxville that just….
Flat-Out QUIT Against Alabama!
So this weekend in Knoxville we have facing off against each other…
The Quitters = Georgia
The Unexplainables = Tennessee
…and as they say in contests like this…
Something Has To Freaking Give Folks!
Our guess = Butch Jones is now wound tighter than any person on Planet Earth and he knows now that bringing in a head coach that he worked for at Central Michigan as his new offensive coordinator in….
….who posted a win/loss record at Central Michigan of….
12 – 34
…has been nothing short of a Complete Freaking Disaster and who has turned in a short time the once promising quarterback Joshua Dobbs into nothing short of….
A Scared To Make A Mistake Complete Freaking Disaster of a Quarterback!
Look at how far the Tennessee football team has regressed since January in their bowl game win over Iowa when the Vols played with aggressiveness and passion which has been replaced with fear and indecisiveness:
Now at 2 – 3 on the season below is the rest of Tennessee’s schedule:
Georgia At Alabama At Kentucky South Carolina North Texas At Missouri Vanderbilt
Can Butch Jones and Tennessee win at least 4 of their last 7 games and get back to a bowl game?
Not Very Likely if they lose to Georgia in Knoxville on Saturday.
Lastly, what a Helluva lesson that Butch Jones and the 2015 Tennessee Vols are to young football coaches on what NOT to do when you have the chance as Tennessee did against Oklahoma to put the Sooners away and launch yourself towards a great season which has now turned into a Complete Freaking Disaster and all because against Oklahoma Butch Jones in our opinion….
Coached Like A Coward….PERIOD.
8. Randy Edsall, Maryland – No, it’s not a good look when in your…
55 th Game
….coaching at a school that loses to a team that was in disarray last season and has a new head coach in the….
….comes into your home stadium and lays a…
28 – 0
….whipping on YOUR football team!
Oh….Ohio State is up next for Randy Edsall and Maryland but then that may not be bad news since Urban Meyer’s football team is just going through the motions right now as they work their ways towards the Michigan State and Michigan games in late November.
In our opinion Randy Edsall better take Maryland to a bowl game in his FIFTH season coaching the Terps or Maryland will be looking for a new head football coach come December because MEDIOCRITY will no longer be accepted in College Park with Under Armour in town with LOTS of its money!
9. Doug Martin, New Mexico State – In his third season at New Mexico State Doug Martin has posted a win/loss record of…
4 – 24
…and after the loss to cross-state rival New Mexico the Aggies have two trips to the South to play….
At Ole Miss At Georgia Southern
…to which we can only say….
Good Luck with that Doug Martin!
10. Al Golden, Miami – After the loss to Cincinnati Al Golden in his FIFTH season as head coach of the Miami Hurricanes is sitting on an overall win/loss record of….
31 – 23
….and an ACC Conference record of….
16 – 16
…and anyone that thinks that is good enough for Miami football is either an….
Ass Kisser of Head Coaches
….and there are a Helluva lot of those folks in the media that would take down the American Republic to not offend a head coach or someone that is….
Around the Bend and Mentally Not Stable Enough To Live in Normal Society!
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“I stand here before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant of you, the people. Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here today. I therefore place the remaining years of my life in your hands.”
“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” Long Walk to Freedom
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
“Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.” Refusing to bargain for freedom after 21 years in prison
“I stand here before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant of you, the people. Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here today. I therefore place the remaining years of my life in your hands.” Speech on the day of his release, Cape Town, February 11, 1990
“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”
“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
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“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”
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“I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.”
“There comes a time when you have to stand up and be counted.”
“Athletes as role models and heroes is a hoax, a sick hoax. The men and women who are fighting in Iraq, they are the true heroes.”
“We must stop the trend of closing schools and building prisons.”
“When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.”
“Our young people look up to us. Let us not let them down. Our young people need us. Saving them will make heroes of us all.”
“I don’t care to be remembered as the man who scored six touchdowns in a game. I want to be remembered as a winner in life.”
“There’s no way I would have made the Hall of Fame or set any of the records I did by myself. No matter how many yards I gained, whether it was three or 300, someone had to be there to make the block. Well, I played football, but you guys are out here giving a lot to make lives and to save lives. You need each other as much as we need you. Please continue to do what you’re doing.”
“I’ve had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven’t run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can’t outwork you, then smarts aren’t going to do them much good. That’s just the way it is. And if you believe that and live by it, you’d be surprised at how much fun you can have.”
“Without winners, there wouldn’t even be any civilization.”
“There’s nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you.”
“The height of human desire is what wins, whether it’s on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium.”
“I’m not coming here looking for security. I came here for the opportunity.” Upon accepting Ohio State head coaching job
“Paralyze resistance with persistence.”
“I don’t live in the past. I’m a student of the past, and I try to learn from the past, although some people will say, ‘You haven’t done a very good job of it.’ But for me to live in the past? Hell, no.'”
“A man is always better than he thinks.”
“I can accept failure, but I can’t accept not trying.”
“The time you give a man something he doesn’t earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”
“Success – it ‘s what you do with what you’ve got.”
“Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their players heads and motivate them.”
“I’m not trying to win a popularity poll. I’m trying to win football games. I don’t like nice people. I like tough, honest people.”
“I don’t apologize for anything. When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there. I just despise to lose, and that has taken a man of mediocre ability and made a pretty good coach out of him.”
“Just remember one thing. I can do your job, but you can’t do mine.” – to an OSU professor
“I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose.”
“There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why… I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”
“Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.”
“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”
“Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.”
“All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don’t. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.”
“The problem of power is how to achieve its responsible use rather than its irresponsible and indulgent use — of how to get men of power to live for the public rather than off the public.”
“Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.”
“A revolution is coming — a revolution which will be peaceful if we are wise enough; compassionate if we care enough; successful if we are fortunate enough — But a revolution which is coming whether we will it or not. We can affect its character; we cannot alter its inevitability.”
“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.”
“Every dictatorship has ultimately strangled in the web of repression it wove for its people, making mistakes that could not be corrected because criticism was prohibited.”
Something about the fact that I made some contribution to either my country, or those who were less well off. I think back to what Camus wrote about the fact that “perhaps this world is a world in which children suffer, but we can lessen the number of suffering children, and if you do not do this, then who will do this? I’d like to feel that I’d done something to lessen that suffering.”
“Some men see things as they are and say, ‘Why’? I dream of things that never were and say, ‘Why not’?” Robert Kennedy made this quotation famous during his 1968 Presidential campaign. Although he apparently used it on several occasions as a kind of slogan, the only occasion for which we have been able to find documentation is his speech at the University of Kansas on March 18, 1968. In its original form, the quotation was said by the serpent in George Bernard Shaw’s play Back to Methuselah , and was used by President Kennedy in his Speech to the Irish Parliament on June 28, 1963: “Speaking as an Irishman [Shaw] summed up an approach to life: ‘Other people,’ he said, ‘see things and say: why – but I dream things that never were and say: why not.'”
“On this generation of Americans falls the burden of proving to the world that we really mean it when we say all men are created free and are equal before the law. All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don’t. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.” Speech, Law Day Exercises of the University of Georgia Law School, May 6, 1961.
“The future is not a gift: it is an achievement. Every generation helps make its own future. This is the essential challenge of the present.” Address, Seattle World’s Fair, August 7, 1962.
“Since the days of Greece and Rome when the word ‘citizen’ was a title of honor, we have often seen more emphasis put on the rights of citizenship than on its responsibilities. And today, as never before in the free world, responsibility is the greatest right of citizenship and service is the greatest of freedom’s privileges.” Speech, University of San Francisco Law School, San Francisco, California, September 29, 1962.
“I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil.” Speech, Athens, Georgia, May 6, 1961.”All great questions must be raised by great voices, and the greatest voice is the voice of the people – speaking out – in prose, or painting or poetry or music; speaking out – in homes and halls, streets and farms, courts and cafes – let that voice speak and the stillness you hear will be the gratitude of mankind.” Address, New York City, January 22, 1963.
“When he shall die take him and cut him out into stars and he shall make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun.” Quoting Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at the Democratic National Convention, 8/27/64.
“President Kennedy’s favorite quote was really from Dante : ‘The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of moral crisis preserve their neutrality.'” Columbia University/Barnard Democratic Club, 10/5/64.
“And as long as America must choose, that long will there be a need and a place for the Democratic Party. We Democrats can run on our record but we cannot rest on it. We will win if we continue to take the initiative and if we carry the message of hope and action throughout the country. Alexander Smith once said, ‘A man doesn’t plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.’ Let us continue to plant, and our children shall reap the harvest. That is our destiny as Democrats.” Testimonial Dinner for Lieutenant Governor Patrick J. Lucey of Wisconsin, August 15, 1965.
“Democracy is no easy form of government. Few nations have been able to sustain it. For it requires that we take the chances of freedom; that the liberating play of reason be brought to bear of events filled with passion; that dissent be allowed to make its appeal for acceptance; that men chance error in their search for the truth.” Statement on Vietnam, February 19, 1966.
“Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly.” Day of Affirmation Address, University of Capetown, South Africa, June 6, 1966.
“We must recognize the full human equality of all our people – before God, before the law, and in the councils of government. We must do this not because it is economically advantageous – although it is; not because the laws of God and man command it – although they do command it; not because people in other lands wish it so. We must do it for the single and fundamental reason that it is the right thing to do.” Day of Affirmation Address, University of Capetown, South African, June 6, 1966.
“Nations, like men, often march to the beat of different drummers, and the precise solutions of the United States can neither be dictated nor transplanted to others. What is important is that all nations must march toward a increasing freedom; toward justice for all; toward a society strong and flexible enough to meet the demands of all of its own people, and a world of immense and dizzying change.” Day of Affirmation Address, University of Capetown, South African, June 6, 1966.
“This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the life of ease.” Day of Affirmation Address, University of Capetown, South Africa, June 6, 1966.
“Few will have the greatness to bend history; but each of us can work to change a small portion of the events, and in the total of all these acts will be written the history of this generation…It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is thus shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” Day of Affirmation Address, University of Capetown, South Africa, June 6, 1966.
“The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of bold projects and new ideas. Rather, it will belong to those who can blend passion, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the great enterprises and ideals of American society.” Address, University of California at Berkeley, October 22, 1966.
“The sharpest criticism often goes hand in hand with the deepest idealism and love of country.” Address, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 24, 1967.
“If we fail to dare, if we do not try, the next generation will harvest the fruit of our indifference; a world we did not want – a world we did not choose – but a world we could have made better, by caring more for the results of our labors. And we shall be left only with the hollow apology of T.S. Eliot: ‘That is not what I meant at all. That is not it, at all’.” 8/23/67, Americana Hotel, New York, N.Y.
“Perhaps we cannot prevent this world from being a world in which children are tortured. But we can reduce the number of tortured children. And if you don’t help us, who else in the world can help us do this?” From Albert Camus. Appears on the dedication page of Robert F. Kennedy’s last book, To Seek a Newer World (Doubleday, 1967).
“Too much and too long, we seem to have surrendered community excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things. Our gross national product…if we should judge American by that – counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage. It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for those who break them. It counts the destruction of our redwoods and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic sprawl. It counts napalm and the cost of a nuclear warhead, and armored cars for police who fight riots in our streets. It counts Whitman’s rifle and Speck’s knife, and the television programs which glorify violence in order to sell toys to our children.
“Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages; the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage; neither our wisdom nor our learning; neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country; it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile. And it tells us everything about America except why we are proud that we are Americans.” Address, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, March 18, 1968.
“I am glad to come to the University of Alabama. I’m delighted to see the inside of this building. I didn’t think it meant anything that they snuck me around the back way. They said someone was waiting out in front there.” March 21, 1968.
“Aeschylus wrote: In our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God. What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence or lawlessness; but love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or they be black. Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of the world. Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.” Statement on the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Indianapolis, Indiana, April 4, 1968. Additional detail .
“What has violence ever accomplished? What has it ever created? No martyr’s cause has ever been stilled by an assassin’s bullet. “No wrongs have ever been righted by riots and civil disorders. A sniper is only a coward, not a hero; and an uncontrolled, uncontrollable mob is only the voice of madness, not the voice of reason.
“Whenever any American’s life is taken by another American unnecessarily – whether it is done in the name of the law or in the defiance of the law, by one man or a gang, in cold blood or in passion, in an attack of violence or in response to violence – whenever we tear at the fabric of the life which another man has painfully and clumsily woven for himself and his children, the whole nation is degraded.” On the Mindless Menace of Violence, Cleveland, Ohio, April 5, 1968.
“I think we can end the divisions within the United States. What I think is quite clear is that we can work together in the last analysis. And that what has been going on with the United States over the period of that last three years, the divisions, the violence, the disenchantment with our society, the divisions- whether it’s between blacks and whites, between the poor and the more affluent, or between age groups, or in the war in Vietnam – that we can work together. We are a great country, and unselfish country and a compassionate country. And I intend to make that my basis for running.” California Victory Speech, Los Angeles, California, June 4, 1968.
“A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.”
“Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul”
“Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.”
“In war, you win or lose, live or die – and the difference is just an eyelash.”
“Life is a lively process of becoming.”
“Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.”
“Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die.”
“The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It’s the age-old struggle: the roar of the crowd on the one side, and the voice of your conscience on the other.”
“There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.”
“There is no substitute for victory.”
“Americans never quit.”
“”Duty, Honor, Country” — those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.”
“Rules are mostly made to be broken and are too often for the lazy to hide behind.”
“They got a name for the winners in the world….I want a name when I lose…they call Alabama the Crimson Tide….call me Deacon Blues…Deacon Blues.”
Enjoy the GREAT Steely Dan performing Deacon Blues!
1. Al Golden, Miami vs. Cincinnati – Below are the win/loss records and winning percentages of the Miami head football coaches before Al Golden starting with Howard Schnellenberger in 1979:
Howard Schnellenberger: 41 – 16 (.719)
Jimmy Johnson: 52 – 9 (.852)
Dennis Erickson: 63 – 9 (.875)
Butch Davis: 51 – 20 (.718)
Larry Coker: 60 – 15 (.800)
Randy Shannon: 28 – 22 (.560)
Al Golden: 31 – 22 (.585)
Clearly…make that Very Damn Clearly….Randy Shannon and Al Golden have not lived up to the expectations….our and the fans of Miami football’s expectations…and either Al Golden in his FIFTH season as the head coach of the Canes will start winning a lot more football games in 2015 or Miami will be looking for another head coach come December.
Clearly…make that Very Damn Clearly the Cincinnati game on Thursday night is a CANNOT LOSE Game for Al Golden and Miami.
2. Nick Saban, Alabama vs. Georgia – Although it’s our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat that the end of the Alabama football dynasty will be recorded in history as the moment the “Kick 6” return happened in the 2013 Alabama – Auburn game on the night of November 30, 2013 which ended Nick Saban and Bama’s attempt to win…
3 Straight Bogus BCS National Championships
….but it’s ultimately up to Nick Saban and his Alabama football team to prove us and others wrong on the end of this particular era of winning BIG Alabama football which has seen several great runs by legendary football coaches like the one Saban has put together in Tuscaloosa since 2007.
With the loss to Ole Miss already in the books in 2015 Alabama cannot afford another loss and then expect the Rebels to lose 3 games in the SEC in so Saturday’s game at Georgia is MASSIVE for Alabama football and Nick Saban who with a loss in this spot will find himself coaching out of the National Title hunt at Alabama for the first time during the regular season since….his first year at Alabama in 2007.
“According to Gibbon, the Roman Empire succumbed to barbarian invasions in large part due to the gradual loss of civic virtue among its citizens. They had become weak, outsourcing their duty to defend their empire to barbarian mercenaries, who then became so numerous and ingrained that they were able to take over the Empire. Romans, he believed, had become effeminate, unwilling to live a tougher, “manly” military lifestyle. In addition, Gibbon argued that Christianity created a belief that a better life existed after death, which fostered an indifference to the present among Roman citizens, thus sapping their desire to sacrifice for a larger purpose. He also believed that Christianity’s comparative pacifism tended to hamper the traditional Roman martial spirit. Finally, like other Enlightenment thinkers and British citizens of the age steeped in institutional anti-Catholicism, Gibbon held in contempt the Middle Ages as a priest-ridden, superstitious Dark Age. It was not until his own era, the “Age of Reason,” with its emphasis on rational thought, it was believed, that human history could resume its progress.”
…but the Alabama football dynasty under Nick Saban may have well been felled by two fluke plays from the 2013 college football season….
The miracle tipped-pass that let Auburn beat Georgia
The insane Kick-6 which let Auburn slip past Alabama
Year 476 is the year that Edward Gibbon marks as the year the Roman Empire ended
Year 2013 is the year that the Nick Saban dynasty at Alabama was felled with the 2015 Georgia game just another marker in the decline of the Saban dynasty only this time a loss to Georgia in this spot will neatly bookend the Nick Saban run at Alabama between two precise dates:
September 27, 2008: Alabama whips Georgia in Athens 41 – 30
October 3, 2013: Georgia whips Alabama in Athens by the score of “?”
It was a nice run Nick….but it’s over son and you need to get the Fat Boy in Memphis to find you another mountain to climb because your ass is sliding down the Alabama mountain in a Helluva hurry!
A sidenote to the end of the Nick Saban dynasty at Alabama: The Kick-6 debacle against Auburn was only made that much worse by bringing Dumbass Lane “Narcissus” Kiffin to Tuscaloosa which was akin to Caesar letting the Barbarians into Rome which of course hastened the end of the Roman Empire!
See history can be mighty Damn entertaining!
3. Mark Richt, Georgia vs. Alabama – On the other side of the ledger sits Mark Richt and his Georgia Bulldogs who have not won a SEC Conference title since….
….and frankly have been a very mediocre football program in recent years with Mark Richt losing…
4 or More Games
….in 4 of the last 6 seasons with often a key loss coming at the exact wrong time like the…
Complete Cowardly Breakdown of Mark Richt and the Georgia Bulldogs against the Hapless Florida Gators in Jacksonville last season!
Now here come the Mighty Alabama Crimson Tide to Athens presenting Mark Richt with a unique opportunity in American life…
A Third Chance to Right Two Wrongs or rather Two Losses
….to Alabama that still must sting Mark Richt to the core which are the…
2008 Whipping that Alabama put on Georgia in Athens
2012 SEC Conference Championship Game that Georgia should have won…if only…Mark Richt would have had the common sense to take a timeout!
So what will it be for Mark Richt and the Georgia Bulldogs against Alabama in 2015?
Are the Georgia Bulldogs COWARDS with a COWARD as a head coach that don’t have the Courage or the Guts to beat an Alabama team that just got manhandled by an Ole Miss team with less talent than Bama in Tuscaloosa no less?
Is Mark Richt and his Georgia Bulldogs MAN ENOUGH to stand-up like REAL MEN and beat Alabama and end all of us using Mark Richt and his football team as a punchline….
“Hell, if you think the USA Ryder Cup teams are a bunch of chokers….don’t forget Mark Richt and the Georgia Bulldogs who have mastered the art of choking in the last decade!”
We can just see the title of Mark Richt’s biography:
How I Choked Away Several SEC Conference Titles Coaching the Georgia Bulldogs While Making Millions and Millions of Dollars in the Process
Subtitle: “Oh…and I was owned Lock, Stock and Barrel by Nick Saban!”
Our humble suggestion to folks stupid enough to bet on college football:
Take Alabama and the points because clearly…
Mark Richt and Georgia aren’t MAN ENOUGH to beat Alabama!
4. Ron Caragher, San Jose State vs. Auburn – A lot of people here at Coaches Hot Seat thought that Ron Caragher was going to do some great work at San Jose State and follow-up on the nice coaching job that now Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre did with the Spartans BUT after a 6 – 6 record his first season Caragher has posted a win/loss record the last two seasons of….
5 – 11
…and although way off the national CFB radar Ron Caragher comes into Auburn game on Saturday on one of the Hottest Seats in the country only behind….you got it…..
5. Gus Malzahn, Auburn vs. San Jose State – The San Jose State game is just a Very Damn Clear situation for Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn:
Lose to a San Jose State team on your home field in Auburn and Gus Malzahn’s coaching career with the Tigers is effectively over because there will be no recovery short of winning the SEC Western Division in 2015 from a loss to the Spartans that have lost 11 of their last 16 games
Let’s just be honest…if Auburn cannot beat San Jose State on Saturday then they have ONE win left on their schedule….
At Kentucky At Arkansas Ole Miss At Texas A&M Georgia Idaho Alabama
…against Idaho on November 21 which may in the end be ironic because Idaho may just be where Gus Malzahn will be coaching in 2016 because there is…
Not A Chance in Hell
….that Gus Malzahn will be retained as the head coach at Auburn if he opens the 2015 season as a heavy favorite to win the SEC and be in the 4-Team Playoff and ends up with a record of…
3 – 9 Overall
0 – 8 SEC
….which as everyone knows are the exact records that got Gene Chizik’s ass fired after the 2012 season at Auburn!
Good Luck Gus and if you lose to San Jose State you will have no one to blame but yourself!
6. David Shaw, Stanford vs. Arizona – We always laugh when people on the outside say there isn’t any pressure to win at Stanford when the TRUTH is…
Stanford University is the toughest pressure cooker on the planet university-wise right now with competition being the order of the day in every corner of The Farm
…which extends right to the Stanford athletic department which places an emphasis on winning…
…something that we note that Stanford football has not done on the Pac-12 Championship side of things since 2013 which in our books is way too Damn long ago! Hell, that was two years ago now if Stanford doesn’t win the Pac-12 Title in 2015 and the last time that Stanford won the National Championship in football was…..
1940 after Stanford beat Nebraska in the Rose Bowl!
…and that is a Freaking Outrage!
Arizona is coming to The Farm on Saturday after getting blasted by UCLA and if the Stanford Cardinal is going to be a player in the Pac-12 Title run this season….and why the Hell wouldn’t they be since we are talking about Stanford….then they need to protect their home field and whip Arizona just like the Bruins did and besides…
David Shaw CANNOT LOSE this game because his ass will be right back on the Hot Seat and who the Hell wants that….
Certainly not us at Coaches Hot Seat
…so play like Men Possessed AGAIN Stanford Boys!
7. Bret Bielema, Arkansas vs. Tennessee – Let’s just be honest here…
Bret Bielema has done NOTHING at Arkansas in the last 3 seasons
…that any random stumble-bum off the streets of Fayetteville couldn’t have done with the same amount of talent and resources at his disposal and believe it folks when you have these kinds of records on the board…
Overall: 11 – 18
SEC: 2 – 15
….there are many here at Coaches Hot Seat that believe if AD Jeff Long had hired a stumble-bum off the streets of Fayetteville not only would he have posted better records than Bielema the stumble-bum would have been able to find a razor to shave his Damn face before football games something that Bret Bielema was for Damn sure not able to accomplish before the Texas A&M game last Saturday!
In an age full of boring people Shakespeare would have reveled in Bret Bielema and no doubt the bard would have spun up a nice tale about Bielema’s big mouth and how that big mouth got his big ass in a Helluva spot which will be in…
A Helluva Hot Spot
…if Arkansas loses to this stumbling, bumbling Tennessee team in Knoxville on Saturday!
Tennessee is not so much a CANNOT LOSE game for Bret Bielema as it is a game that with a loss will just be another…
Step towards West Texas where Big Mouth will be shoveling shit with….
8. Butch Jones, Tennessee vs. Arkansas – If you think Bret Bielema is in a Helluva tough spot right now then consider Butch Jones who is the laughingstock of the American Republic right now after the Complete Meltdown of the Vols in the second-half against the Gators last Saturday which included the inability of Jones to do basic math which is especially not a good thing when you are working on a college campus but then now….we are talking about the…
University of Tennessee
…here which somehow granted a diploma to Paul Finebaum which is a marker to us that just about any Random Moron can show up in Knoxville and leave with sheepskin!
Seriously now folks the TRUTH about this Arkansas – Tennessee game for Butch Jones is that…
He Just Flat-Out CANNOT LOSE It
…but let your mind wander for a moment and consider IF…
Butch Jones loses to Arkansas in a situation caused by…Butch Jones…in the fourth quarter!
Clearly…another one of those “situations” against Arkansas and Butch Jones coaching career will effectively be over in Knoxville so our recommendation to Butch Jones on Saturday is to do what we tell our kids to do when they tell us they are going to be nervous playing in a sporting event:
“Play aggressive because when you play aggressive you don’t have time to worry about messing up!”
Play aggressive against Arkansas Butch Jones and go for the kill if you have the chance because the last Damn thing you need is another game coming down to the fourth quarter AND…..
9. Derek Mason, Vanderbilt vs. Middle Tennessee – Talk about a football coach that CANNOT LOSE on Saturday that is Vandy head coach Derek Mason to INFINITY because after looking like a decent football team in 2015 there is just no room at the inn for Derek Mason’s football team to go to Murfreesboro and lose to a Middle Tennessee team that NO DAMN SEC team has any Damn business losing to!
Good Luck Derek Mason against Middle Tennessee! We will be watching the game from The Farm and pulling for you hoping you can finally get your ass off the Hot Seat!
10. Randy Edsall, Maryland vs. Michigan – Randy Edsall has got himself and his Maryland football team in a Helluva spot now opening the season with a record of 2 – 2 with these games still to be played:
Michigan At Ohio State Penn State At Iowa Wisconsin At Michigan State Indiana At Rutgers
Damn….Maryland will be LUCKY to win 6 games in 2015 which means it looks like Randy Edsall’s ass will be on FIRE the rest of the season!
11. Mark Helfrich, Oregon vs. Colorado – We talked to a long-time Oregon alum friend of ours that lives in the Portland area to get the inside scoop on the state of Oregon Ducks football right now and what he said even surprised us here at Coaches Hot Seat and we aren’t surprised very often anymore but we sure the Hell were surprised when we heard this:
Coaches Hot Seat:“So what’s up with Oregon football?”
Long-Time Oregon Alum-Friend: “I will tell you what’s up. If Oregon implodes or even struggles to get to a bowl game this season Mark Helfrich is done and the entire Oregon coaching staff is done also. There is a feeling that things have gotten stale in Eugene and that there are way too many people both in the football operation and athletic department that have been around too long and gotten too Damn lazy and it may just be time for department wide cleaning to get things right again with Ducks football.”
Coaches Hot Seat: “Damn!”
Long-Time Oregon Alum Friend: “That Utah game was a wake-up call for a lot of people that I have not seen this mad since 2004 when the Ducks went 5 – 6 and I will be Damned if we are going back to those days of losing to Oregon State and Washington so that a few people can sit on their asses in Eugene and do next to nothing while making hundreds of thousands of Dollars a year!”
Memo to Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich: Don’t lose to Colorado Mark….PERIOD.
So maybe the Nike SHOUT video was the Peak of Oregon Ducks football!
12. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina vs. Missouri – Now at 2 – 2 on the season take a look at the rest of South Carolina’s schedule in 2015 and you tell us how many wins that Steve Spurrier and his football team gets in 2015:
At Missouri LSU Vanderbilt At Texas A&M At Tennessee Florida The Citadel Clemson
Geez…South Carolina could end up with a record of…
4 – 8
…easy in 2015 and anyone that thinks Steve Spurrier can return to coach South Carolina in 2016 after posting a record of 4 – 8 in 2015 is either…
Out of Their Freaking Mind OR A Communist
….and last time we checked there weren’t a Helluva lot of Communists running around the Great State of South Carolina!
YES….Missouri is a CANNOT LOSE game for Steve Spurrier as are ALL of the games left on the South Carolina schedule!
Have fun Ole’ Ball Coach!
13. Mike Riley, Nebraska vs. Illinois – We will be honest here…there were many times in the last few years when Mike Riley should have been on the Hot Seat as the head coach at Oregon State and we collectively voted to keep Riley off the Hot Seat because Mike is such a nice guy and he played college football for one of our favorite coaches in Paul “Bear” Bryant at Alabama. With that in mind we do hope that Nebraska beats Illinois on Saturday so we can take Mike Riley’s ugly mug off the frontpage of the Coaches Hot Seat website and off the Hot Seat BUT if Nebraska loses to Illinois when the Huskers have No Damn Reason to be losing to his average Illini team…
Then Mike Riley’s ass will only get hotter!
Coach ‘em up Mike Riley!
14. Willie Taggart, South Florida vs. Memphis – This one is very simple for us here at Coaches Hot Seat:
Get Off Your Ass and get Your South Florida football team off their asses Willie Taggart and beat Memphis on Saturday!
15. George O’Leary, UCF vs. Tulane – Geez…this one is very simple also…
If UCF loses to Tulane after already losing to FIU and Furman
…..someone should fire George O’Leary at the airport in New Orleans forget about waiting to fire him at the airport in Orlando!
16. Curtis Johnson, Tulane vs. UCF – It’s time Curtis Johnson to show us what he and his Tulane football team has going for it starting with BEATING the UCF Knights in New Orleans on Saturday especially if you want to get your ass of the Hot Seat!
UCF is Pitiful and there is No Damn Reason why Tulane shouldn’t whip UCF’s ass!
17. Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech vs. Pitt – We just checked and Frank Beamer has not had a losing season at Virginia Tech since 1992 BUT if the Hokies keep playing the way they have played so far in 2015 they might just find themselves at home during bowl season which more than likely would be the end of Frank Beamer in Blacksburg….because MEDIOCRITY cannot be tolerated in Blacksburg….right?
Here’s what Virginia Tech has left to play this season with a record of 2 – 2 right now:
Pitt NC State At Miami Duke At Boston College At Georgia Tech North Carolina At Virginia
Damn….this Pitt game is a CANNOT LOSE Game for Damn sure!
18. Paul Rhoads, Iowa State vs. Kansas – In a season when Paul Rhoads and Iowa State are going to have a hard time finding many wins at all the Cyclones clearly CANNOT LOSE to Pitiful Kansas team on Saturday at home which no doubt with a loss would end Paul Rhoads already slim chance of returning to coach Iowa State in 2016.
With a game at Texas Tech on deck…you Better Damn Beat Kansas Paul Rhoads!
19. Bob Stoops, Oklahoma vs. West Virginia – After beating basically NOTHING in 2015 with wins over Akron, Tennessee and Tulsa Bob Stoops is crowing around Norman like he has won another National Championship to which we say….
Good for Bob to have something to crow about after the last few seasons of MEDIOCRITY
…..but now can Crazy Boy Dana Holgorsen bring his West Virginia team to Norman and shut-up Bob Stoops for the duration of the 2015 season?
Hell..what if Oklahoma got whipped by West Virginia and Texas got whipped by TCU heading into the Red River Shootout in Dallas which no doubt would leave both Bob Stoops and Charlie Strong rolling into Big D on donkeys and empty saddle bags as our Texas buddies like to say?
You might be able to find the Texas – Oklahoma game on ESPN3 if that happened!
20. Charlie Strong, Texas vs. TCU – Texas is now 1 – 3 on the season and they play TCU on Saturday with the game against Oklahoma in Dallas on deck…
Do you think TCU is a CANNOT LOSE Game for Charlie Strong?
Hell…if Texas loses to TCU….and then Oklahoma…do you think that game against Kansas State in Austin on October 24 would be BIG?
Last season TCU beat Texas 48 – 10 in Austin which is a good marker to see where the Texas football program stands against TCU a year later so we are guessing anything better than a 38 point loss against TCU will be a “win” for Texas and their fans…right? RIGHT!
21. Darrell Hazell, Purdue vs. Michigan State – If you can’t beat Bowling Green at home there is little Damn chance you can beat Michigan State on the road so this would be one of those….
CANNOT LOSE Games for Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell
…that is in reality…
A CANNOT LOSE too Damn bad for Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell!
22. Kirk Ferentz, Iowa vs. Wisconsin – Kirk Ferentz has Iowa off to a 4 – 0 start in 2015 against four pretty pedestrian teams in Illinois State, Iowa State, Pitt and North Texas and the question is now can the Hawkeyes keep the winning going in a game at Wisconsin on Saturday?
Our gut tell us NO but then this Wisconsin team is a loss to Iowa away from putting their head coach Paul Chryst on the Hot Seat so maybe the Hawkeyes can win this CANNOT LOSE Game in Madison!
23. Bobby Petrino, Louisville vs. NC State – Talk about a potential disaster ahead….take a look at Louisville’s remaining games now sitting at 1 – 3 on the season:
At NC State At Florida State Boston College At Wake Forest Syracuse Virginia At Pitt At Kentucky
Geez….if Louisville drops to 1 – 4 with a loss to NC State we don’t see any way in Hell that the Cardinals wins 6 games in 2015 barring a….MIRACLE….and is anyone else thinking that Bobby Petrino is not first person in line to be getting MIRACLES handed to him on this Earth?
24. Ron Turner, FIU vs. UMass – An interesting question being bantered around here at Coaches Hot Seat:
Can Ron Turner post three straight losing seasons in three years on the job at Florida International and keep his job?
Most of us say NOT….but a few people here think that it doesn’t matter how many wins Ron Turner posts because football just isn’t that Damn important at FIU!
Either way….FIU plays at UMass on Saturday in what would be a CANNOT LOSE Game if we were the AD at FIU!
25. Craig Bohl, Wyoming vs. Appalachian State – Geez….we really hope that Craig Bohl and his Wyoming football team can get a win after traveling across most of the country to play Appalachian State on Saturday but we aren’t holding our breath….although beating Appalachian State on the road would be good spot for Craig Bohl to get things rolling with the Cowboys!
Good Luck Craig Bohl!
26. Trent Miles, Georgia State vs. Liberty – Talk about another CANNOT LOSE Game there is No Damn Way that Trent Miles and Georgia State can lose to Liberty at home although Liberty we have heard is a pretty decent football team under head coach Turner Gill!
27. Chuck Martin, Miami (OH) vs. Kent State – It’s time for Chuck Martin to start winning some football games at Miami (OH) and beating a Kent State team with a head coach on the Hot Seat is a good place to start in this CANNOT LOSE Game!
28. Paul Haynes, Kent State vs. Miami (OH) – It’s time for Paul Haynes to start winning some football games at Kent State and beating a Miami (OH) team with a head coach on the Hot Seat is a good place to start in this CANNOT LOSE Game!
29. Paul Petrino, Idaho vs. Arkansas State – We are now getting to the point with Paul Petrino at Idaho where games aren’t so much CANNOT LOSE as they are…
Wouldn’t It Be Great If Idaho Won A Football Game
….not that we give the Vandals any chance at all to travel down to Arkansas State and win this football game.
30. Todd Berry, La. Monroe, Georgia Southern – With losses to Georgia and Alabama in 2015 the one thing that Todd Berry and his football team needs is some wins starting with a win over a very tough Georgia Southern team that is a CANNOT LOSE Game for Berry especially with a game at Tulsa on deck.
31. Dan McCarney, North Texas vs. Southern Miss – Since Dan McCarney was at Iowa State we have always pulled for Dan McCarney’s football teams and we will be pulling for McCarney to get a win on Saturday at Southern Miss against an improving Golden Eagles football team. With Portland State up next a win against USM and North Texas could get two straight wins before a tough game against Western Kentucky on October 15.
32. Todd Monken, Southern Miss. vs. North Texas – To our eyes Southern Miss football is poised to turn a corner and become a force again in Conference USA…BUT…this is a spot where Todd Monken and his football team CANNOT LOSE to a struggling North Texas team which would be nothing less than a setback for….
Todd Monken and Southern Miss
….and be nothing short of a Complete Freaking Disaster!
Don’t lose this CANNOT LOSE Game Todd Monken which with a win would get your ass off the Hot Seat!
33. Doug Martin, New Mexico State vs. New Mexico – Doug Martin and his New Mexico State Aggies need a win in the worst way and there is nothing sweeter than beating your cross-state rival especially when your cross-state rival are those Arrogant Asses from the Big City in the New Mexico Lobos!
We aren’t holding our breath on NMSU winning this one though!
34. Bob Davie, New Mexico vs. New Mexico State – Talk about a CANNOT LOSE Game after beating Wyoming in Week 4 the one Damn thing that Bob Davie and his New Mexico football team CANNOT do this week is lose to New Mexico State which would put Davie and the Lobos in a Helluva spot with a game at Nevada in Week 6.
35. Norm Chow, Hawaii vs. Boise State – Not that we think Norm Chow and his Hawaii Warriors have any Damn chance to beat Boise State in Boise on Saturday but it would be GREAT if they did!
“Great moments are born from great opportunities.”
“We should be dreaming. We grew up as kids having dreams, but now we’re too sophisticated as adults, as a nation. We stopped dreaming. We should always have dreams.”
“You know, Willie Wonka said it best: we are the makers of dreams, the dreamers of dreams.”
“You’re looking for players whose name on the front of the sweater is more important than the one on the back. I look for these players to play hard, to play smart and to represent their country.”
“When you pull on that jersey, the name on the front is a hell of alot more important than the one on the back.”
“I’m not looking for the best players, Craig, I’m lookin’ for the right ones.”
“If we play ’em 10 times, they might win nine. But NOT this game.”
“[as the players who were cut depart] Take a good look, gentlemen, cause they’re the ones getting off easy”
“[making his team do sprints after a lackluster game] You keep playing this way, you won’t beat anybody who’s even good, let alone great! You wanna make this team? Then you better start playing at a level that’s gonna FORCE ME to keep you here! AGAIN!”