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Post Week 6 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – The Hot Seat Is Just Heating Up Johnny Cash So Keep Giving These Hot Seat Coaches Hell Mr. Cash!

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Post Week 6 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings


1.  Darrell Hazell, Purdue – With Purdue’s 41 – 13 loss to Minnesota on Saturday Darrell Hazell’s records as the head coach of the Boilermakers in his third year at the school now stands at…

Overall: 5 – 25  (.167)

Big Ten: 1 – 17  (.056)

….which stands in stark contrast to the records of his fired predecessor at Purdue who was the head coach for four years and took the team to TWO bowl games:

Danny Hope  (2009 – 2012)

Overall: 22 – 27  (.449)

Big Ten: 13 – 19  (.406)

Rule No. 1 To Be A Successful Head Coach: You MUST have a better record than the coach that was run out of town which got your ass hired in the first place!

Up next for Purdue and Darrell Hazell:

At Wisconsin

Damn….when it rains it Freaking Pours for Purdue football!


2.  George O’Leary, UCFUCF named George O’Leary the interim athletic director at the school in June 2015 and in the previous three seasons the UCF football program under O’Leary had posted records of….

2012:  10 – 4
2013:  12 – 1
2014:  9 – 4

….and since becoming the interim athletic director this past Summer George O’Leary’s football team has opened the 2015 football season with a record of….

0 – 6!

…which included a loss to a FCS team in Furman!

What’s wrong with UCF football exactly and what does George O’Leary being named the interim athletic director of the school have to do with the Complete Freaking Disaster that is now unfolding in Orlando?

We have our suspicions….BUT….we saw UCF play in person against Stanford on The Farm and we have watched the Knights in several other games this season as well and the TRUTH in our opinion is…

The UCF players have QUIT on George O’Leary for some reason

….and that means UCF could very well be looking at a 0 – 12 season in 2015 with these games left on the schedule:

At Temple
At Cincinnati
At Tulsa
East Carolina
South Florida

Hell….if you can’t beat Furman you’re sure the Hell not beating any of the above teams and by December UCF may very well be looking for a new athletic director and a new head football coach which should be a Helluva lesson for head coaches out there that dream of sitting in the ADs chair!


3.  Mike London, Virginia – The Losses Keep Coming for Mike London at Virginia with the Cavs losing to Pitt which has a first year head coach in Pat Narduzzi when Mike London is now in his SIXTH season in Charlottesville.

With the loss to Pitt Mike London’s records at Virginia now stand at…

Overall:  24 – 42

ACC:  11 – 30

…and if that can keep you employed at Virginia to the tune of over…

$3 Million Plus Dollars A Year!

….then where in the Hell do we sign-up because we would love to make…

$3 Million Plus Dollars A Year!

…for FAILING completely at the job we were hired to do!

Now at 1 – 4 on the season Virginia plays at North Carolina next which will be a Helluva tough place for the Cavs to get a win.

Geez…we feel for fans of Virginia football mainly because the LOSING has no end in sight!

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4.  Paul Rhoads, Iowa State – We don’t know exactly what has caused the bottom to fall out of the Iowa State football program since 2012 when Paul Rhoads took the Cyclones to a postseason bowl game BUT over the past THREE seasons Rhoads’ football team has posted a Big 12 Conference record of…

6 – 23

….and even more shocking the loss to Texas Tech on Saturday was Iowa State’s…


…straight loss to the Red Raiders who historically have had a roughly equal football program to the Cyclones.

Paul Rhoads is a hard-working coach and we assume that nothing has changed with him personally or professionally since 2012 BUT assuming that makes the fall-off of Iowa State football even more of a mystery BUT then suddenly there is the voice of reason filling the room with a Coaches Hot Seat member stating the obvious about the problems of Cyclones football:

“Since 2012 the Big 12 has become a lot more competitive and Iowa State has been standing in place.”

Yep…that has to be it and even with the decline of Texas football the rise of TCU and Baylor has forced other Big 12 schools to make adjustments as well and as Big 12 football teams have raced ahead it looks like Paul Rhoads has been doing the same thing and thus why we see scores like this one from this past Saturday:

Texas Tech – 66
Iowa State – 31

Hell, in 2012 Iowa State beat Texas Tech 24 – 13!

Up next for Paul Rhoads and the Cyclones….


Good Luck with that Paul Rhoads!


5.  Mark Richt, Georgia – Mark Richt is a curious case indeed of someone that has…

Underachieved on a Borderline Massive Scale

….while not creating a lot of bad-will in the process which is curious on many fronts but then a Georgia-alum buddy of ours pointed us to an interesting record comparison.

Georgia-Alum Buddy:  Look at Mark Richt’s win/loss record in SEC Conference play the last 11 seasons compared to Vince Dooley’s last 11 seasons at Georgia. I think you will find the comparison very enlightening.

OK…below are the win/loss records along with number of SEC Conference and National Titles over the last 11 seasons for Mark Richt and for Vince Dooley during his last 11 seasons at Georgia:


Vince Dooley  (1978 – 1988)

SEC Record:  53 – 12 – 2 (.806)

3 SEC Conference Titles

1 National Title

Mark Richt  (2004 – 2014)

60 – 26  (.698)

1 SEC Conference Title

ZERO National Titles


Mark Richt’s SEC Conference winning percentage over the last 11 seasons before 2015 is sitting at…


…which is AWFUL at a place like Georgia especially with the kind of money that alums, boosters and fans of Georgia football have been pouring into Athens over the last decade-plus BUT let’s look at Mark Richt’s win/loss record over the past 11 football seasons against the Bulldogs FOUR main SEC Conference rivals…South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida and Auburn:

South Carolina:  6 – 5

Tennessee:  7 – 4

Florida:  5 – 6

Auburn:  8 – 3

26 – 18  (.591)

Damn….a .591 winning percentage against your FOUR main SEC Conference rivals is nothing short of a Complete Freaking Disaster and Oh let’s not forget that Mark Richt is…

2 – 4

….in SIX games played against Nick Saban at Alabama and LSU since Saban and Richt took head coaching jobs in the SEC.

What then should Georgia do with Mark Richt since it looks like that Richt will NEVER lead UGA football team to Promised-Land forget about getting into the College Football Playoff especially when one considers that a….


….winning percentage against South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, and Auburn over the past 11 seasons is evidently enough for Richt to keep his job?

Our guess…Georgia does NOTHING and UGA football fans will do NOTHING as the Bulldogs stumble to another “little above average season” but again…NOT…a GREAT season and maybe it’s just time for the fans of Georgia football to accept the TRUTH:

Georgia is NOT an elite football program even though Georgia has dozens and dozens and dozens of ELITE football players on its roster!

Up next for Mark Richt and Georgia:


Hell, the way the Missouri offense looks like right even Georgia defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt will be able to stop it with his defense which has more holes than the Titanic and is sinking fast until the USS Missouri rolled into town which has a WEAK offense to match the WEAK Georgia defense!

Bob Stoops

6.  Bob Stoops, Oklahoma – Fans of Oklahoma football just have to love the below quote from their head coach Big Choke Bob Stoops after his team got its ass out-hustled and whipped by Texas:

“It surely didn’t start off great,” Bob Stoops said, “but I do feel like we were ready. … I don’t think it was because we were not ready.”

Oh…you’re right there Big Choke Bob….OU was probably “ready” in your own little fantasy world BUT what was apparent to anyone not blind watching the Texas – Oklahoma game on Saturday was that….

Texas opened the game fired-up and ready to play football

Oklahoma opened the game asleep and thinking they were going to roll a Texas team that just got whipped by TCU

Memo to Big Choke Bob Stoops:  When it’s Very Damn Obvious that your football team is getting its ass out-hustled and whipped by an opposing team that has NOTHING to do with being “ready” but rather has EVERYTHING to do with the head coach and coaching staff NOT doing their Damn jobs in preparing their football team for an emotional game, and by the time the OU players started giving a Damn which was about the time in our opinion that you Big Choke Bob Stoops started giving a Damn….sometime in the Third Quarter when you figured out, “Hell, we might lose this game to Texas!”….it was far Damn too late Big Choke!

Below is Big Choke Bob Stoops and Oklahoma’s Big 12 Conference record in their last 12 conference games:

13 – 7  (.650)

Is that Oklahoma Football Big Choke Bob Stoops?

Uhhhhhh….that would be a BIG FREAKING NO Big Choke!

Oh, by the way fans of Oklahoma football…

Big Choke Bob Stoops will make…

$5.4 Million Dollars in 2015

….which we have to ask for the fans of Oklahoma football…

Why in the Hell is Big Choke Bob Stoops being paid in excess of $5 Million Dollars when his Sorry….and Lazy Ass in our opinion….cannot even get his team fired-up to play…


Up next for Big Choke Bob Stoops and the Sooners…

At Kansas State

…and we cannot wait to hear Big Choke’s comments after his team loses to the Wildcats….

“I don’t think it was because we were not ready.”

Not that there is anyone above the Candy Ass level at Oklahoma that could do this BUT if we were the athletic director at OU after hearing what Big Choke Bob Stoops said after that Complete Freaking Disgrace of a Game against Texas we would….

Take Big Choke Bob Stoop by the scruff of the neck and lift his ass up off the ground and look right into his eyes and say:

“Listen up you little Bastard…you are being paid over $5 Million Dollars to coach the Oklahoma football team and if you can’t deliver your team to the games ready to play I am going to toss your Sorry Ass out the door or fire your Ass at the airport “Pat Haden-style” whichever is the most Damn convenient!”

Our guess on Oklahoma the rest of 2015:

They will lay down and QUIT just like they did in 2014!

Memo to Head Football Coaches Everywhere:  If you ever find yourself in a situation as Oklahoma did on Saturday against Texas when the opposing team is playing a much higher emotionally and effort level than your team and you as a head coach are desperate to win the game….not that we think Big Choke Bob Stoops gives two rips if OU wins another game or not because he’s going to get his $5M Plus whether Oklahoma wins another game which is jus our opinion as American Citizens on Big Choke….then you MUST do something to get your team’s attention and rally your fans and usually that something must be something BIG like arguing a borderline call really hard even if it gets you a penalty flag! Most of all a head coach CANNOT let an opposing team continue to play at a much higher emotionally and effort level while just standing on the sidelines doing NOTHING as Big Choke Bob Stoops did in the OU – Texas game….in our opinion of course as American Citizens and Veterans of the American Republic! Take that and Stuff it Where the Sun Doesn’t Shine Big Choke!


7.  Steve Sarkisian, USC – We decided to keep Steve Sarkisian in his original Coaches Hot Seat member voted Post Week 6 Coaches Hot Seat Ranking spot on Sunday because we are…


….at Steve Sarkisian for what has been nothing less than….

Sarkisian’s Outrageous Behavior and Actions

….over the past few years and please save us the harp music on how “Sarkisian needs help because he is going through so much” because we know a Helluva lot of people that have been through things that Sarkisian cannot possibly imagine and they did not drink their asses out of their dream job not that the Clown Show that has become USC Athletics has helped this entire situation since we here at Coaches Hot Seat and many USC alumni have known about issues with Sarkisian going back to the Spring of this year at least!

A few of us here at Coaches Hot Seat first met Steve Sarkisian in either 2000 or 2001 either right when or just before he took a job on Pete Carroll’s staff at USC and unlike the….

Pompous Arrogant Ass Lane Kiffin who in our opinion would sell out EVERY child in America to promote his Own Sorry Ass

….Sarkisian was immediately likeable and did a nice job navigating the difficult job of both working for Pete Carroll and with that Pompous Arrogant Ass Lane Kiffin during those USC years.

We have LOTS of folks here at Coaches Hot Seat that have been drinking alcohol since the late 1970s at least since the drinking age back then was still 18 and although we have had plenty of crazy nights drinking beer and liquor to a man when it comes time to do work whether that work was in the US Military, at the White House, on Capitol Hill or in thousands of private sector positions it was TIME TO DO WORK and just like Sarkisian many of us have been through Very Damn Tough situations where the last Damn thing someone would want to do is start drinking heavily or taking pills or doing anything to take the focus off working through the Damn problems each and every Damn day!

Yes….we are PISSED at Steve Sarkisian and anyone that has been reading the Coaches Hot Seat Blog over the past nine college football seasons has also noticed us referencing “issues” with Sarkisian especially when he was at Washington although we never believed it was anything like what has happened to Sarkisian at USC.

We do hope Steve Sarkisian gets his life straightened-out although we cannot imagine he will coach again at USC or hold any head coaching position for a Helluva long time which brings us to a short story which we hope people in positions like the head football coach at USC will take to heart:

A couple of years ago a member of Coaches Hot Seat got promoted to the CEO position of a medium-sized company and as always he joined us at the annual Coaches Hot Seat Lake Tahoe Clambake in August of each year which includes a good amount of drinking in and around the general public at many different resorts, restaurants, and golf courses on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. What all of us noticed almost immediately with our long-time friend who was now the CEO of a decent-sized company was that he no longer did things in public that would reflect badly on the company he now led and one night we asked him about this and his response was perfect…

“I am the CEO of a company now and my behavior must reflect the values and expectations of employees and company I now lead.”

And a Coaches Hot Seat member added to that:  “And you don’t want to get your ass fired for something someone filmed or saw you do in public!”

Bottom-Line Lesson:  When you take on the position of CEO or head football coach for that matter your life is no longer just your own because you now are the public face and leader of that company or football team and if you don’t want the responsibility that comes with being the CEO or a head coach then for Damn sure don’t take the job….BUT….if you do take that job have some Damn class and act like a LEADER!

Memo to Steve Sarkisian:  Get well son but for Damn sure you let us down and a Helluva lot of other people down and you should be ashamed. The Good News is you can start anew TODAY and build your life from this moment going forward and to do anything else but face and take-on your problems head-on is to be a COWARD and the Steve Sarkisian we know is No Damn Coward! Very simply….Fight Steve!

Good Luck to you Steve

8.  Al Golden, Miami – Miami played pretty well against what looks like to us to be just a Slightly Above Average Florida State football team but with that loss to FSU on Saturday Al Golden’s win/loss records at Miami now stand at…

Overall:  31 – 24

ACC:  16 – 17

…and frankly….THAT SUCKS!

Up next for Al Golden a game against Virginia Tech at home in what is of course a CANNOT LOSE game but then EVERY game left on Miami’s schedule in 2015 is a CANNOT LOSE game for Al Golden!


9.  Bret Bielema, Arkansas – The Coaches Hot Seat members sitting together in San Francisco watching college football on Saturday couldn’t help but laugh when they saw Bret Bielema run to the locker room at the halftime of the Arkansas – Alabama game thinking he was actually in the game against Bama leading 7 – 3.

A Coaches Hot Seat member actually said watching Bielema: “That Fat Ass actually thinks his team has a chance to win this game! Hilarious!”

Of course, for anyone with a working brain it was obvious that Nick Saban was playing the Arkansas game very low key with the only one of two threats to beat Alabama left on the Tide’s schedule this coming Saturday at Texas A&M (LSU is the only other team on Bama’s schedule it could lose to) and Saban wasn’t about to waste a lot of emotion whipping the Razorbacks when a pedestrian win would both serve his interests to get his team ready for A&M and not stress his team out as they head into a tough stretch of games. Most great football coaches know that a team can only get really HIGH for two maybe three games in each regular season and if you count Ole Miss as one game, A&M will be two games, and LSU will be three games which is why the SEC is such a Helluva tough conference because that still leaves the Iron Bowl against Auburn and the SEC Championship Game!

Getting back to Bret Bielema now in his third season at Arkansas Chubby Boy is sitting on a SEC Conference record of…

3 – 16

….and still has to play in the SEC this season:

At Ole Miss
Mississippi State

Damn….could Bret Bielema really be sitting on a SEC Conference record of something like…

5 – 19

….in three seasons coaching at Arkansas?

That’s an average of….

1.67 SEC Conference Wins A Year!

Hell…if were hired as AD at Arkansas tomorrow we would call Chubby Boy into our office and say something like:

“Bielema your ass is now sitting on an SEC Conference record of 3 – 16 and you have five SEC games left to play in 2015. I am going to tell you straight-out….you win less than 3 of the remaining 5 SEC games and I am going to fire your ass on the evening of Friday November 27 in this office because Hell son….we can’t keep on a coach here at Arkansas that can’t win some Damn football games in the SEC! Also, is there some kind of razor shortage I don’t know about here in northwest Arkansas because you look like a Damn bum on the sideline son and if you come into the office tomorrow without shaving I am going to fire your ass right in this office tomorrow morning. Now go find a Damn razor and start winning some football games! Is that clear enough? Good now get your Chubby Ass out of here and Hell it wouldn’t hurt if you missed a few desserts although I am not saying you are fat. OK, I guess telling you to get your “Chubby Ass” out of here means I am saying your fat so you have me on that one!”


10.  Mark Helfrich, Oregon – Before Mark Helfrich took over the Marketing and lately Winning Machine that Mike Bellotti and Chip Kelly built at Oregon Helfrich was on the staff of head coaches at TWO Power 5 schools…

Dirk Koetter at Arizona State

Dan Hawkins at Colorado

…and in those EIGHT years that Helfrich was on the above staffs working as an offensive assistant Arizona State and Colorado posted a combined record of….

53 – 58!

Of course, Dan Hawkins had a much worse record at Colorado than Dirk Koetter had at Arizona State BUT both were fired from their head coaching jobs for average or worse than average coaching stints with Mark Helfrich pulling one of the great assistant coaching moves in football history getting out of Colorado only two years before Dan Hawkins was fired at Colorado and landing at Oregon which was just on the upswing under Chip Kelly.

Did Mark Helfrich do anything in his four seasons as an offensive assistant at Oregon to deserve the head coaching job with the Ducks?

Well….Oregon is a little like a Medieval Kingdom in our opinion which is funded by serfs…think people making slave wages across Asia…making Nike products and when Chip Kelly hit the road to take the Philadelphia Eagles job the last Damn thing that was going to happen at Oregon was an open coaching search because to bring in someone from outside the medieval kingdom that didn’t know where all the landmines are located and who you just CANNOT piss off under any circumstance would have been too Damn risky and thus why Mark Helfrich is the head coach at Oregon today.

Sure enough Mark Helfrich kept the machine that Mike Bellotti and Chip Kelly built rolling in his first two seasons BUT there were signs of some small cracks along the way which in 2015 has turned into MASSIVE wide open holes that is for the most part hidden from public view since the Oregon football program is secreted away from fans of Oregon football and everyone else for that matter in a way that would make the Fascist Thugs that ran the USSR jealous if they were still around to see how things operate in Eugene.

Very simply in our opinion….Oregon Football is run by Fascist Thugs that believe a fan taking a picture of the Oregon football team practicing is akin to robbing a bank but the former US Military Intelligence Officer’s here at Coaches Hot Seat aren’t scared of people that are scared of someone who made his fortune making products paying slave wages and then marking up those products 500% plus to sell to the American People that need good jobs at good wages right here in America…and in the struggling state of Oregon for that matter…and from our checking-around Eugene a few weeks back it is our opinion….

The Oregon Football Program is in a Total and Complete Meltdown Right Now

….and the last Damn thing the “Powers That Be” at the University of Oregon would want is a head coach firing and possibly being forced to have to hire a REAL head coach to lead the football team so expect the fall of the Ducks to continue on for awhile….until the King decides he has seen enough…and then maybe current offensive coordinator Scott Frost will be promoted to head coach in true Medieval Kingdom fashion!

Up next for the now former Mighty Powerful Oregon Ducks….

At Washington

….who we would love to see beat the Ducks and then…

At Arizona State!

Could the now former Mighty Powerful Oregon Ducks be….GASP…..

3 – 5

…when they host California on November 7 with Mark Helfrich coaching for his job in every sense of the phrase “coaching for his job?”

YES is the answer to that question and let us say it is Mighty Damn Fun to watch the Pompous Arrogant Asses both in and around the Oregon football program fall flat on their faces and to that we can only say….

Go Huskies…Whip Those Pompous Arrogant Ass Ducks!


Hell, with Stanford playing UCLA on The Farm on Thursday night we may just have to make the trek up to Seattle on Friday evening to hang-out with our Washington-alum friends and then watch the Huskies whip the Ducks in Husky Stadium on Saturday!

Oh…that would be SWEET!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, October 12, 2015 – John Adams



“A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.”


“A government of laws, and not of men.”


“All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.”


“Because power corrupts, society’s demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.”


“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”


“Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.”


“I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.”


“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.”


“If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?”


“Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.”


“Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.”


“Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.”


“Power always thinks… that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all his laws.”


“There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.”


“Tis impossible to judge with much Præcision of the true Motives and Qualities of human Actions, or of the Propriety of Rules contrived to govern them, without considering with like Attention, all the Passions, Appetites, Affections in Nature from which they flow. An intimate Knowledge therefore of the intellectual and moral World is the sole foundation on which a stable structure of Knowledge can be erected.”


“There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.”


“Yesterday the greatest question was decided which ever was debated in America; and a greater perhaps never was, nor will be, decided among men. A resolution was passed without one dissenting colony, “that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.”


“There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.”


“The consequences arising from the continual accumulation of public debts in other countries ought to admonish us to be careful to prevent their growth in our own.”


“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.”


“As to the history of the revolution, my ideas may be peculiar, perhaps singular. What do we mean by the Revolution? The war? That was no part of the revolution; it was only an effect and consequence of it. The revolution was in the minds of the people, and this was effected from 1760–1775, in the course of fifteen years, before a drop of blood was shed at Lexington.”


“Power always sincerely, conscientiously, de très bon foi, believes itself right. Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak.”


“Let the human mind loose. It must be loose. It will be loose. Superstition and dogmatism cannot confine it.”


“This is the most magnificent movement of all! There is a dignity, a majesty, a sublimity, in this last effort of the patriots that I greatly admire. The people should never rise without doing something to be remembered — something notable and striking. This destruction of the tea is so bold, so daring, so firm, intrepid and inflexible, and it must have so important consequences, and so lasting, that I can’t but consider it as an epocha in history!”
On the Boston Tea Party (17 December 1773)


“Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.”


Posterity! you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it.” John Adams, Letters of John Adams, Addressed to His Wife

Wikipedia: John Adams

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Sunday, October 11, 2015 – James Taylor



“People should watch out for three things: avoid a major addiction, don’t get so deeply into debt that it controls your life, and don’t start a family before you’re ready to settle down.”


“I find it a lot healthier for me to be someplace where I can go outside in my bare feet.”


“I don’t read music. I don’t write it. So I wander around on the guitar until something starts to present itself.”


“A concert is always like a feast day to me.”


“Being on a boat that’s moving through the water, it’s so clear. Everything falls into place in terms of what’s important and what’s not.”


“You have to choose whether to love yourself or not.”


“It is a process of discovery. It’s being quiet enough and undisturbed enough for a period of time so that the songs can begin to sort of peek out, and you begin to have emotional experiences in a musical way.”


“The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.”


“We all have to face pain, and pain makes us grow.”


“Certain things in life are more important than the usual crap that everyone strives for.”


“Sobering up was responsible for breaking up my marriage. That’s what it couldn’t stand.”


“It is the most delightful thing that ever happens to me, when I hear something coming out of my guitar and out of my mouth that wasn’t there before.”


“Music is my living. I enjoy selling my music.”


“I started being a songwriter pretending I could do it, and it turned out I could.”


“It’s probably foolish to expect relationships to go on forever and to say that because something only lasts 10 years, it’s a failure.”


“If I were to try to identify a turning point I’d say that was it – getting clean.”


“Knowing when to quit is probably a very important thing, but I just am not ready.”


“There’ll come a writing phase where you have to defend the time, unplug the phone and put in the hours to get it done.”


“Performing is a profound experience, at least for me. It’s not as if I sit down and play ‘Fire and Rain’ by myself, just to hear it again. But to offer it up… the energy that it somehow summons live takes me right back, and I do get a reconnection to the emotions.”


“Things started to get out of control when I began reading that I was a superstar.”


“If you’re an addict, it controls your life and your life becomes uncontrollable. It’s boring and painful, filling your system with something that makes you stare at your shoes for six hours.”


“Time will take your money, but money won’t buy time.”

Wikipedia:  James Taylor

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, October 10, 2015 – Bud Wilkinson



“Football in its purest form remains a physical fight. As in any fight, if you don’t want to fight, it’s impossible to win.”


“Morale and attitude are the fundamental ingredients to success.”


“If a team is to reach its potential, each player must willingly subordinate his own personal goals to the good of the team.”


“We compete, not so much against an opponent, but against ourselves. The real test is this: Did I make my best effort on every play?”


“I feel more strongly about this than anything else in coaching: Anybody who lacks discipline, who doesn’t want to be part of the team, who doesn’t want to meet the requirements – has to go. It’s that simple.”


“The man who tried his best and failed is superior to the man who never tried.”


“Losing is easy. It’s not enjoyable, but it’s easy.”


“If you are going to be a champion, you must be willing to pay a greater price.”

Wikipedia:  Bud Wilkinson

10 College Football Head Coaches Facing CANNOT LOSE Games In Week SIX – “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!


“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!

Deacon Blues from unpretension on Vimeo.


1.  Randy Edsall, Maryland vs. Ohio State – In the NINE seasons that Coaches Hot Seat has covered college football and coaches on the Hot Seat we have seen a lot of crazy takedowns of sitting head coaches by people around or on the inside of athletic departments but the story yesterday on 24/7 Sports on Randy Edsall’s imminent firing takes the Freaking Cake in the audacity department!

Maryland Expected to Fire Randy Edsall, Jeff Ermann, 24/7 Sports

“Randy Edsall is unlikely to survive as Maryland’s football coach past this weekend’s game against Ohio State, multiple sources close to the situation told InsideMDSports. Barring an unexpected last-minute reversal, Maryland will part ways with Edsall when the floundering Terps enter their mid-season bye week.”

Hey, we can completely understand why the folks at Maryland would want to fire Randy Edsall with him sitting on records of…

Overall:  22 – 33

Conference:  10 – 23

…now in his FIFTH season on the job BUT…

Putting out a Randy Edsall will be fired story right before Maryland plays at Ohio State which is only the SIXTH game of the season and when there are at least 50 teams in FBS that could beat the stumbling around Buckeyes on any given Saturday?

What the Hell happens if Maryland beats Ohio State on Saturday and then turns around and beats a very average Penn State team at home to improve their record to 4 – 3 and 2 – 1 in Big Ten play?

Here’s our thought on the role of an athletic director or anyone in an administrative role at an university that might be asked about the status of a head football coach…

The Coach Is the Coach Until He’s Not the Coach….PERIOD!

….but clearly to us here at Coaches Hot Seat someone at the University of Maryland wanted to send a very clear message that Randy Edsall was DONE in College Park no matter what the Hell happens against Ohio State and the rest of the 2015 college football season and to us that is…


Either call Randy Edsall in and fire him OR continue to support him and for Damn sure don’t be leaking to…


….that Edsall will be fire AFTER the Ohio State game!

What the Hell good does that do for Maryland football and the current Maryland players?

Strange times indeed at Maryland with Randy Edsall clearly on the Hot Seat and needing a win now…In the Worst Damn Way Possible!

Oh, if we were the head coach at Maryland right now we would use this leaked news that we were being fired to piss-off our football team and have the Terps playing like men possessed against the Buckeyes and in reality playing against the administration at Maryland!


2.  Mark Richt, Georgia vs. Tennessee – A few decades ago when Coaches Hot Seat members were in college and long before political-correctness came to dominate American college campuses with Candy Ass Pussies running around saying all kinds of Crapola and laying all kinds of Candy Ass Pussy rules on anyone that moves a college professor could directly challenge his students in order to get them to THINK about the world and use their BRAINS which is the ultimate goal of a college education….well….it used to be which is to learn how to THINK!

One of our college professors did gets us to THINKING one day in class when in a philosophy course he asked for every student of any religion that believed in a Heaven or afterlife once you were dead to raise their hands. In that class that day about 80% of the students raised their hands with the other 20% falling into a category that could broadly be described as something like…

“Hell, I don’t have a clue what happens after we die!”

The philosophy professor then wrote down the number of students that believed in a Heaven or afterlife on the board which we will call 35 for this discussion and proposed the following which he did in order to get his students to THINK:


Philosophy Professor:  “Consider for a moment that a large alien spaceship arrives on the Earth filled with people that look remarkably like humans but not totally like humans and they request to hold a press conference at the United Nations in New York City where leaders of countries from around the world and the media can ask questions of the aliens that remember….look remarkably like humans but not totally like humans. The aliens are of course allowed to have their meeting with nations from around the world and the media at the United Nations and they open this event by saying the following:

“We are your forefathers. We populated this planet tens of thousands of years ago with human beings and have watched from afar as you have developed over these many thousand years and we have returned now because you have reached the point that many advancing civilizations do when they either kill everyone on the planet with the very powerful weapons they have developed or they move forward as intelligent beings. We wanted to step-in at this point and say there is a way forward without all this killing which we have noted over the last few thousand years has often been indiscriminate killing over the different religions that have spread around the Earth. We must tell you now that there is no God as the religions of the Earth have conceived of him and the various prophets that different religions follow and worship are nothing but false Gods and are not the truth and we should know because we delivered humans to this planet. Our civilization is about 1 million years ahead of yours here on Earth and we long ago learned that our Universe is but one of several universes and that the ultimate Creator of what we all live in is not now or never has in the past communicated with anyone on Earth or any of the other alien civilizations we have run into during our vast travels in space. Very simply….your religions are all Bogus, there are no Heavens to go to after death, and all you have is your life on Earth and we are here to try and make that life….the lives of the Billions that now live on Earth….as best as it can be and hopefully as you move towards become a much more advanced intelligent species that forever ends the madness of violence on your planet and quits the silly worship of religions that have no basis in fact nor reality.”

The Philosophy Professor continued…

Now let me ask specifically the 35 people that raised their hands that believe in life after death or some kind of Heaven that you have been taught in your particular religion what would be your individual reaction to what these alien beings said especially if they were able to prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that what they were saying was true? Would you still worship the God you were raised to worship and still follow your religion and also more importantly for our discussion in this classroom would you live your life any other way now that you knew that there was no Heaven or Hell that would judge your life and actions upon your death, but instead your life on this Earth was the only thing you were going to get?

Amazingly that day in that classroom some students were not able to even with just a potential scenario to detach their minds from what they had been taught….some would say brainwashed….during their entire lives as it pertains to their particular religion to answer the Philosophy Professor’s questions honestly because they could not cross the threshold of even the idea that what they believed had been proved could be complete bunk relative to their religion….at least in the proposed scenario.

Of course the most important question posed by the Philosophy Professor which is a question as old as Socrates is a fundamental question of our lives on this Earth which is:

“What is the good life and why is living a good life so Damn important?”


Which brings us to Georgia head coach Mark Richt who as everyone knows and has been said by thousands is a…

“Good Christian Man”

….and thus let’s place Mark Richt in the above scenario and assume what would Mark Richt’s answers be to the Philosophy Professor’s questions:

In our opinion like most devoted Christians Mark Richt would be shaken to the core to learn there was no God…that Jesus Christ was not a prophet…that the religion he had built his life around was Bogus and that there was no Heaven that he and others would eventually go to but then that’s not the most important issue here…is it?

No it isn’t, because the most important question our Philosophy Professor posed that day was….

Would you now live your life any other way if you learned the religion you believed in was bogus?

In our opinion…for the most part Mark Richt would continue to live what Socrates called the good life doing good deeds, helping the poor, being a good neighbor, a good father and husband, and generally being a “good Christian” and right there is where the rubber meets the road on where Mark Richt has struggled in recent years at Georgia most importantly not winning an SEC Conference Title since the 2005 season.

Mark Richt….in our opinion of course….even when confronted with evidence that the religion he believed in was Bogus would not change the way he lived his life in any way because Mark Richt like a lot of us believes that the way he lives his life is not just a “Christian” thing to but more importantly the “Right” thing to do in our short life on this Earth and that living Socrates’ proposed “good life” is an essential mission of our lives on this Earth whether we believe in Jesus Christ or another deity or not.

What then does ALL of the above have to do with Mark Richt’s Georgia football team getting its’ ass whipped by Alabama last Saturday and facing a CANNOT LOSE game against Tennessee in Knoxville this coming Saturday?

As we just proved above….in our opinion mind you….Mark Richt would not change his life one iota if he learned that his Christian religion was Bogus BUT Mark Richt would in our opinion suddenly have a different perspective on the importance that fans of Georgia football place upon the Bulldogs winning football games and how Very Damn Important it was for Mark Richt as the head coach at Georgia to win….

Games, Conference Championships, and National Championships

….in his short life on this Earth because it would bring so much happiness to the fans of Georgia football.
Suddenly the fog that seems to have overtaken Mark Richt in recent years which has seen in our opinion the burning desire to win that used to exist within Richt having almost been extinguished completely which also in our opinion flows directly from how he views football through the prism of his Christian faith which no doubt places football way down the totem pole in importance.

Sorry Mark Richt….you can’t be the head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs if winning….

Games, Conference Championships, and National Championships

…is way down the totem pole and if that is the case then you need to find something else to do with the very good life you live on this Earth and let someone coach the Bulldogs that places winning….

Games, Conference Championships, and National Championships

….right there with family, religion, friends, etc…and will fight like Hell to produce a BIG winner while coaching the Georgia football team.


After all of the above of course Tennessee is of course a CANNOT LOSE game for Mark Richt….and something we are very interested to see here at Coaches Hot Seat in this game against the Vols:

Is there any fight…and we mean REAL fight….left in Mark Richt?

We shall all be watching very closely Mark…and who knows…maybe some other folks “up there” will be watching as well!


3.  Butch Jones, Tennessee vs. Georgia – For all the Internet rumor about Tennessee head coach Butch Jones striking a Vols player the members of Coaches Hot Seat that played football in the 1970s and 1980s can only laugh because we were hit, popped, facemask grabbed, and challenged mentally and sometimes physically by our football coaches in high school and college that these Candy Asses playing college football today couldn’t handle on the best day of their lives on Earth!

Getting back to Butch Jones current predicament with his football team sitting at 2 – 3 on the season with these games still left on the schedule….

At Alabama
At Kentucky
South Carolina
North Texas
At Missouri

….we can only say to Butch Jones that by far the best kind of football coach in the early part of the 21 st century is what we would label as….

A Hard Driving Challenging Optimist

….which in English means a coach that asks and expects a lot out of his players BUT also has his players backs just as a good father would with his sons.

Tennessee has enough talent on its roster to win….

6 of its last 7 games

…with only Alabama holding a very large talent edge and Georgia holding a slight talent edge but with the UGA game being played at Knoxville we see no reason at all that the Vols don’t win at least…

7 or 8 Games in 2015

….starting with a win over Georgia which is very simply a CANNOT LOSE game for Butch Jones.


4.  Charlie Strong, Texas vs. Oklahoma – For all the people claiming Charlie Strong inherited a bunch of spoiled brats and not that much talent at Texas from Mack Brown we can only say that Strong inherited as much talent as…

Nick Saban did at Alabama

Urban Meyer did at Ohio State

Jim Harbaugh did at Michigan

…and those coaches either did or are winning very early in their tenures and Strong is now in his second season at Texas and sitting on records of….

Overall:  7 – 1

Big 12:  5 – 6

….which are very BAD in every sense of the word BAD and are about to become a Helluva lot WORSE!

In our opinion Charlie Strong has plenty of talent at Texas right now to not be blown out of games against teams like TCU and for Damn sure he has enough players on the Texas roster to find at least a few of them that are willing to fight for their team, school and teammates.

We here at Coaches Hot Seat could not help but laugh when we saw the below headline on a story written by Kevin Sherrington of the Dallas Morning News this week…

Charlie Strong might be the right coach for Texas if he gets enough time, Kevin Sherrington, Dallas Morning News

….to which we can only respond to by saying…

Hell, Bozo the Clown could win at Texas “if he gets enough time” Kevin!

Larry Harmon

Hell…this is Texas Longhorns football we are still talking about here…right?


Up next for Texas and Charlie Strong a CANNOT LOSE game against Bob Stoops and his Sooners that has the tinge of what might just be another…

Complete Freaking Blowout

….if things get out of hand early in the Red River Rivalry and if another blowout happens to Texas this Saturday…..

Well…let’s hope Charlie Strong’s agent is working the phones right now to find Charlie another college head coaching job because if the current trend continues the Longhorns will have a new head football coach before Christmas!



5.  Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech vs. NC State – After the ACC Conference loss to Pitt last Saturday Hokies head coach Frank Beamer has posted an ACC Conference record over the past FOUR seasons of….

12 – 13

….and if that can keep you employed as the head football coach at Virginia Tech then where the Hell do we sign up to make Millions while doing MEDIOCRE work?

Yes…this Saturday’s game against NC State is a CANNOT LOSE game for Frank Beamer and the Hokies!


6.  Mike London, Virginia vs. Pitt – Another head coach in the ACC that has an AWFUL record in ACC Conference play is Virginia head coach Mike London who in SIX seasons at UVA has posted a conference record of….

11 – 29

….which is nothing short of a Complete Freaking Disaster for Virginia football with the Cavs opening up ACC play this Saturday against Pitt….which just beat Virginia Tech!

Hell…the Pitt game and EVERY game left on Virginia’s schedule in 2015 is a CANNOT LOSE game for Mike London!


7.  Steve Spurrier, South Carolina vs. LSU – Probably Steve Spurrier’s greatest accomplishment in his now ELEVEN seasons as the head coach at South Carolina is his SEC Conference record of…

44 – 39

….which is remarkable considering the heavyweights in the SEC that the Gamecocks have had to play over those past ELEVEN seasons BUT as remarkable as that accomplishment is over the past TWO seasons Spurrier has posted a record of…

3 – 8

….in SEC Conference play and in our eyes using the basic eye test the South Carolina football team is going backwards on the field with noticeably much worse play on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball which of course is the responsibility of the…

Ole’ Ball Coach Steve Spurrier!

Let’s just be honest here in our opinion of course….Steve Spurrier is a part-time coach relative to the other coaches in the SEC Conference and when you are winning there is no problem in being a part-time coach BUT if you are losing as the Gamecocks are now doing on a regular basis and ONLY working your ass off around the clock will get things turned around then the part-time coach moniker becomes a Helluva problem and that is what Steve Spurrier has on his hands right now as his football team heads to Baton Rouge to play LSU:

A Helluva Problem!

Our opinion…South Carolina will be lucky to win FOUR games in 2015 and if the Gamecocks win FOUR or less games in 2015 there is not a chance in Hell Steve Spurrier will be coaching South Carolina in 2016 unless of course the University of South Carolina is being run by Communists!


8.  Bret Bielema, Arkansas vs. Alabama – It just cannot be a fun feeling to have a CANNOT LOSE game against Alabama in Tuscaloosa but that is exactly what Bret Bielema is facing as he takes his 2 – 3 Razorbacks team to Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday which we are already going to say it…

Will Be A Loss For Arkansas


Arkansas, Bret Bielema, and the Razorback Players are NOT MAN ENOUGH to beat Alabama

…which is as self-evident as Jefferson’s “All Men Are Created Equal”…..right?


With a loss to Alabama and dropping to 2 – 4 on the season and with these games left to play….

UT Martin
At Ole Miss
Mississippi State

…we see Arkansas winning NO MORE THAN…

5 Games

…in 2015 and can an Arkansas head coach in his third season on the job possibly survive posting a sub-.500 record?

Well this is Arkansas after all which is of course and that means…

Arkansas, Bret Bielema, and the Razorback Players are NOT MAN ENOUGH to beat Alabama

….so maybe it is possible for Bret Bielema to win…

5 SEC Conference Games in 3 Seasons

…and keep his job because after all we are talking about…

Arkansas, Bret Bielema, and the Razorback Players which are NOT MAN ENOUGH to beat Alabama!

Arkansas will be 2 – 4 after Saturday’s game against Alabama…

Chisel it in Granite Folks!


9.  Al Golden, Miami vs. Florida State – Al Golden’s Miami team begins ACC play on Saturday with a game at Florida State and now in his FIFTH season coaching the Hurricanes Golden has posted a record of…

16 – 16

….in ACC Conference play which we can only say since we are talking Miami football here is….


Here’s the latest Bottom-Line on Al Golden from our friends in South Florida:

Al Golden needs to win 10 Games and be ACC Coastal Division Champs to return to coach the Hurricanes in 2016

With that in mind Good Luck to you against FSU Al!


10.  Mike Riley, Nebraska vs. Wisconsin – With the Idiotic loss to Illinois leaving our Nebraska-alum buddies in the Omaha era dumbfounded that such Total Idiocy could be coaching the Nebraska Cornhuskers Mike Riley and his football team have to move forward with a home game against Wisconsin which very simply is not only a game that Mike Riley CANNOT LOSE it is a game that IF the Cornhuskers do lose at home in Lincoln Mike Riley is going to be in a Helluva tough spot that will make those practices he participated in under Bear Bryant at Alabama look like a child’s tea party!

With a loss to Wisconsin the Cornhuskers would drop to 2 – 4 on the season and would have a Helluva tough time even winning SIX games and the wrath that would fall down on Mike Riley and the AD at Nebraska Shawn Eichorst if Nebraska doesn’t even get to the .500 mark in 2015 will be nothing short of EPIC and will shake the Nebraska athletic department to the core and Katie Bar the Door in that situation because ANYTHING could happen including Mike Riley and Shawn Eichorst being show the door in December and being told very clearly to….

Get Your Asses Out!

Oh YES….Wisconsin is a CANNOT LOSE game for Mike Riley in every Damn sense of the words CANNOT LOSE!

Good Luck Mike and we MEAN THAT in every sense of the words MEAN THAT!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, October 9, 2015 – Paul Brown



“A winner never whines.”


“Football is a game of errors. The team that makes the fewest errors in a game usually wins.”


“The key to winning is poise under stress.”


“What we have currently available is what we have available.”


“When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less.”


“You can learn a line from a win and a book from a defeat.”

Wikipedia:  Paul Brown

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, October 8, 2015 – Chuck Yeager



“If you want to grow old as a pilot, you’ve got to know when to push it, and when to back off.”


“Later, I realized that the mission had to end in a let-down because the real barrier wasn’t in the sky but in our knowledge and experience of supersonic flight.”


“Most pilots learn, when they pin on their wings and go out and get in a fighter, especially, that one thing you don’t do, you don’t believe anything anybody tells you about an airplane.”


“Never wait for trouble.”


“Rules are made for people who aren’t willing to make up their own.”


“You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can’t, you do the next best thing. You back up but you don’t give up.”


“You don’t concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done.”


“Unfortunately, many people do not consider fun an important item on their daily agenda. For me, that was always high priority in whatever I was doing.”

Wikipedia:  Chuck Yeager

Post Week 5 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 21 – 30 Hot Seat Head Coaches – How Does The Lyric From Your Great Song Ring of Fire Go Johnny Cash? Oh Yea… “I fell into a burning ring of fire, I went down, down, down and the flames went higher And it burns, burns, burns, The ring of fire, the ring of fire.” – Yep…That’s About How These Hot Seat Coaches Are Feeling Right Now So Keep Giving Them Hell Mr. Cash!


A chair on fire... metaphor "In The Hot Seat"

How Does The Lyric From Your Great Song Ring of Fire Go Johnny Cash? Oh Yea…

“I fell into a burning ring of fire,
I went down, down, down and the flames went higher
And it burns, burns, burns,
The ring of fire, the ring of fire.”

Yep…That’s About How These Hot Seat Coaches Are Feeling Right Now So Keep Giving Them Hell Mr. Cash!

Post Week 5 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings


21.  Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech – No…it’s not a good look when you are the head coach of a football team in your 29 th season on the job….

Frank Beamer – Virginia Tech

…..and you lose to a head coach in his first year on the job…

Pat Narduzzi – Pitt

Hell, there’s no shame in losing to a Pat Narduzzi coached Pitt team since Narduzzi will probably win a lot of games in the coming years with the Panthers BUT there is trouble deep in the heart of Virginia and that trouble begins and ends with the…


…that Virginia Tech football has become with Frank Beamer now sitting on an Overall Record over the last FOUR football seasons of…

24 – 20

….and even worse an ACC record of…

12 – 13

Damn…that ain’t good as caller to the Paul Finebaum Show might say if Virginia Tech was an SEC Conference school which it might very well be the case in 2021 but that is another subject entirely so let’s get back to Frank Beamer who has a Hokies team now at….

2 – 3

…on the season and they still have to play these football games:

NC State
At Miami
At Boston College
At Georgia Tech
North Carolina
At Virginia

Damn….anyone else thinking Va. Tech will have to beat Virginia in the last game of the season just to get a bowl game?


22.  Mike Riley, Nebraska – We could go into the Complete Freaking Disaster that was the end of the Nebraska – Illinois game that saw TWO head coaches do their Damndest to give the Damn football game away but this story will explain the Idiocy on the Nebraska side of the field….

Nebraska’s botched ending at end of Illinois game a real head-scratcher, Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune

…not that long-time….try 40 years plus….watchers of Pac-12 Football like the folks here at Coaches Hot Seat haven’t seen Mike Riley do some strange things over the years as the head coach at Oregon State which the folks in Lincoln, Nebraska better Damn get used to since Mike can pull some real Hum-Dingers from time-to-time such as the Cornhuskers now basically giving away…

Three Damn Football Games in 2015

….to drop to 2 – 3 on the season and make it next to Damn impossible to get to a bowl game without some kind of divine intervention between now and late November.

Let’s look at the rest of Nebraska’s schedule with the Huskers now at 2 – 3:

At Minnesota
At Purdue
Michigan State
At Rutgers

We only see one FOR SURE WIN….at Purdue…but then should we give Nebraska a FOR SURE WIN based upon the losses the Cornhuskers have already pulled out of their asses in 2015?

NO is the clear answer to that question so your guess is as good as ours on how many wins Mike Riley posts in Lincoln this season BUT one thing for sure if Wisconsin loses to Nebraska on Saturday the Badgers will drop to 3 – 3 on the season and Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst’s ass will be on the Hot Seat so to Mike Riley and Paul Chryst we can only say…

Coach Hard Boys and to the Hot Seat the Losing Coach will go!


23.  Ron Caragher, San Jose State – Not that a lot of us were really expecting a severely undermanned San Jose State team to travel across America and beat what is a very average Auburn team last Saturday BUT there were moments when the Spartans had the Tigers on the ropes BUT alas with a 35 – 21 loss San Jose State dropped to…

2 – 3

…on the season and that puts Ron Caragher in the position of needing some wins….and quick!

Now in his third season at San Jose State Ron Caragher has posted records of…

Overall:  11 – 18

MWC:  8 – 10

….and what we here at Coaches Hot Seat and reasonable fans of Spartans football are looking for isn’t all that much…..

Just a little above .500 football

….and taking the SJSU football team to a bowl EVERY season and with these games left to play…

San Diego State
New Mexico
At Nevada
At Hawaii
Boise State

….we see No Damn Reason At All why Ron Caragher shouldn’t be able to coach-up his football team to win FOUR of the Spartans SEVEN remaining football games.

Are we right….why Hell Yes We Are RIGHT!

24.  Todd Berry, La. Monroe – With a 51 – 31 loss to Georgia Southern on Saturday La. Monroe head coach Todd Berry officially has a mess on his hands in Monroe, Louisiana because after posting a…

4 – 8 record in 2014

…the Warhawks are now at 1 – 3 on this season and still have to play these games:

At Tulsa
Appalachian State
At Idaho
At La. Lafayette
At Troy
Arkansas State
At Texas State
At Hawaii
New Mexico State

OK…we see several Very Damn Winnable Games left on La. Monroe’s schedule so we see No Damn Reason why the Warhawks don’t get to 6 wins at least in 2015 especially since they are playing 13 football games this season!

Coach ‘Em Up Todd Berry to get your ass off the Hot Seat!

25.  Chuck Martin, Miami (Ohio) – OK….what started out at Miami (Ohio) as a Mess for second-year head coach Chuck Martin has turned into nothing less than a…

Complete Freaking Disaster

….after the Redhawks loss to Kent State on Saturday which drops Martin’s records in two seasons to…

Overall:  3 – 14

MAC:  2 – 7

….which as we just said adds up to a…

Complete Freaking Disaster!

Geez…Chuck Martin won 74 games and TWO Division II National Championships in SIX seasons at Grand Valley State and at Miami (OH) he looks like Gerry Faust with sympathies to all the Notre Dame fans out there that cringe every time they hear the name Gerry Faust who in five seasons coaching the Irish posted a record of…

30 – 26 – 1

Come on Chuck Martin…do you want to go down in history as another Gerry Faust? If not, start…

Coaching Your Damn Team Up Son!

26.  Dan McCarney, North Texas – Things are not looking pretty for Dan McCarney and his North Texas football team who have had the following points laid on them this season….

SMU – 31 points
Rice – 38 points
Iowa – 62 points
Southern Miss – 49 points

…to which we can only respond to by saying…

How about getting your team to play some Damn defense Coach McCarney? Is that really too much to ask?

Didn’t think so but then FCS team Portland State is traveling to North Texas this Saturday and Vikings scored 24 points in Washington State beating the Cougars earlier this season so Hell Portland State should easily be able to double that and score…

48 Points on North Texas!

Hell, Coach McCarney if your football team isn’t going to play any Damn defense what the Hell is the point of you coaching the North Texas football team?

Oh….if you like Coaches Hot Seat will fly down to Denton, Texas this week Coach McCarney and for Damn sure we will find someone on the North Texas football team that will not lay down and QUIT when the defense is on the field and the ones that don’t want to play defense they will find their asses in the stands or as one of our football coaches used to say to the lazy ones on our team:

“Why the Hell don’t you join the chess club son so that you can sit on your ass all the Damn time!”



27.  Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia – West Virginia played well….at times…against Oklahoma BUT this is about the time last season when WVU was shown to be a Complete Fraud which led to the season going into the tank and the Mountaineers ending up with record of….

6 – 6 in the regular season

….and now at 3 – 1 on the season Crazy Boy Holgorsen and WVU still have to play…

Oklahoma State
At Baylor
Texas Tech
At Kansas
Iowa State
At Kansas State

OK…OK….we agree that Texas, Kansas and Iowa State are…


…for West Virginia this season but that only adds up to 5 Wins which means the Mountaineers will need to find 3 more wins out of their remaining 5 games just to get to 8 wins and anything less than 8 wins for West Virginia in 2015 will be a…

Complete Freaking Disaster

…and put Crazy Boy Holgorsen’s head coaching job in serious jeopardy!

If West Virginia did go 5 – 4 in Big 12 Conference play in 2015 that would leave Crazy Boy Holgorsen’s Big 12 Conference record over FOUR seasons at….

21 – 23

…and in case Crazy Boy didn’t know it…

That Sucks The Big One at West Virginia!


28.  Tim DeRuyter, Fresno State – Tim DeRuyter got off to a great start in his first two seasons at Fresno State posting records of…

9 – 4
11 – 2

…but something changed last season with the Bulldogs playing their first NINE games and posting a 3 – 6 record which they recovered slightly from before finishing the 2014 season at…

6 – 8

….after getting crushed in their bowl game against Rice.

Counting last season head coach Tim DeRuyter is now sitting on a record of…

7 – 12

…in his last 19 games and 7 – 13 in his last 20 games and if that won’t get your ass on the Hot Seat then nothing will!

What has gone wrong at Fresno State to derail the Hot Start that Tim DeRuyter had with the Bulldogs that now find his ass on the Hot Seat?

Well, not having a very good quarterback is a good place to start but then a college head football coach is responsible for making sure he has good quarterbacks in the plural on his roster ready to step-up when needed BUT there may be something else going on in Fresno.


In August several dozen Coaches Hot Seat members were at Lake Tahoe for the Annual Coaches Hot Seat Clambake by the Lake and one night we were at the Lone Eagle bar at the Hyatt Grand Lake Tahoe in Incline Village and we ran into a couple of guys from the Fresno area who we asked about the state of the Fresno State football program and one of the guys answered that question by saying:

Fresno Resident: “It’s turning into a Complete F-ing Disaster.”

Coaches Hot Seat: “What the Hell do you mean by that?”

Fresno Resident: “Just what I said…you just wait and see.”

OK…we have been waiting and watching and Fresno State opened the season with a record of…

1 – 4

…and against the FOUR FBS teams that the Bulldogs have played they have given up the following points…

Ole Miss – 73 points
Utah – 45 points
San Jose State – 49 points
San Diego State – 21 points

….to which we can only say that is a…

Complete Freaking Disaster!

Up next for Fresno State…two winnable home games against Utah State and UNLV which would with wins get Tim DeRuyter’s ass off the Hot Seat!

29.  Curtis Johnson, Tulane – OK…OK….Curtis Johnson and his Tulane football got their second win of the season Saturday BUT that win was over Hapless and Falling To Pieces UCF and now let’s see if Johnson can keep his Green Wave rolling with a game….

At Temple

….on Saturday which is not exactly going to be an easy place for Curtis Johnson to keep the Green Wave rolling!

Oh…Hell….Houston is after Temple on the schedule and then a game at Navy…and then a game at Memphis….Hell….Tulane could lose their next FOUR games easy which is why Curtis Johnson needs to have his football players play like….

Men Possessed against the Temple Owls!


30.  Todd Monken, Southern Miss – One has to be impressed with what Todd Monken has going at Southern Miss now after a dominating win over North Texas on Saturday which raised the Golden Eagles record to 3 – 2 and now USM turns its attention to a game…

At Marshall

…which with a win would not only get Todd Monken’s ass off the Hot Seat but is a game that we believe Southern Miss CAN and SHOULD WIN!

Keep giving them Hell Todd Monken but then why the Hell wouldn’t Todd Monken keep giving them Hell?

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, October 7, 2015 – Carl Sagan



“All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.”


“But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.”


“For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.”


“For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.”


“I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students.”


“I can find in my undergraduate classes, bright students who do not know that the stars rise and set at night, or even that the Sun is a star.”


“If we long to believe that the stars rise and set for us, that we are the reason there is a Universe, does science do us a disservice in deflating our conceits?”


“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”


“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.”


“Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.”


“Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out.”


“Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.”


“Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.”


“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”


“The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.”


“The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.”


“The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent.”


“We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.”


“We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.”


“Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.”


“The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what’s true. We have a method, and that method helps us to reach not absolute truth, only asymptotic approaches to the truth — never there, just closer and closer, always finding vast new oceans of undiscovered possibilities. Cleverly designed experiments are the key.”


“Who is more humble? The scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and accepts whatever it has to teach us, or somebody who says everything in this book must be considered the literal truth and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved?”


“The suppression of uncomfortable ideas may be common in religion and politics, but it is not the path to knowledge; it has no place in the endeavor of science.”


“Matter is composed chiefly of nothing.”


“Other things being equal, it is better to be smart than to be stupid.”


“Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.”


“Humans are very good at dreaming, although you’d never know it from your television.”


“In the fabric of space and in the nature of matter, as in a great work of art, there is, written small, the artist’s signature.”


“We on Earth have just awakened to the great oceans of space and time from which we have emerged. We are the legacy of 15 billion years of cosmic evolution. We have a choice: We can enhance life and come to know the universe that made us, or we can squander our 15 billion-year heritage in meaningless self-destruction. What happens in the first second of the next cosmic year depends on what we do, here and now, with our intelligence and our knowledge of the cosmos.”


“As a boy Kepler had been captured by a vision of cosmic splendour, a harmony of the worlds which he sought so tirelessly all his life. Harmony in this world eluded him. His three laws of planetary motion represent, we now know, a real harmony of the worlds, but to Kepler they were only incidental to his quest for a cosmic system based on the Perfect Solids, a system which, it turns out, existed only in his mind. Yet from his work, we have found that scientific laws pervade all of nature, that the same rules apply on Earth as in the skies, that we can find a resonance, a harmony, between the way we think and the way the world works. When he found that his long cherished beliefs did not agree with the most precise observations, he accepted the uncomfortable facts, he preferred the hard truth to his dearest illusions. That is the heart of science.”


“Consider again that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar”, every “supreme leader”, every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”


“A scientific colleague tells me about a recent trip to the New Guinea highlands where she visited a stone age culture hardly contacted by Western civilization. They were ignorant of wristwatches, soft drinks, and frozen food. But they knew about Apollo 11. They knew that humans had walked on the Moon. They knew the names of Armstrong and Aldrin and Collins. They wanted to know who was visiting the Moon these days.”


“Education on the value of free speech and the other freedoms reserved by the Bill of Rights, about what happens when you don’t have them, and about how to exercise and protect them, should be an essential prerequisite for being an American citizen — or indeed a citizen of any nation, the more so to the degree that such rights remain unprotected. If we can’t think for ourselves, if we’re unwilling to question authority, then we’re just putty in the hands of those in power. But if the citizens are educated and form their own opinions, then those in power work for us. In every country, we should be teaching our children the scientific method and the reasons for a Bill of Rights. With it comes a certain decency, humility and community spirit. In the demon-haunted world that we inhabit by virtue of being human, this may be all that stands between us and the enveloping darkness.”


“When we consider the founders of our nation: Jefferson, Washington, Samuel and John Adams, Madison and Monroe, Benjamin Franklin, Tom Paine and many others; we have before us a list of at least ten and maybe even dozens of great political leaders. They were well educated. Products of the European Enlightenment, they were students of history. They knew human fallibility and weakness and corruptibility. They were fluent in the English language. They wrote their own speeches. They were realistic and practical, and at the same time motivated by high principles. They were not checking the pollsters on what to think this week. They knew what to think. They were comfortable with long-term thinking, planning even further ahead than the next election. They were self-sufficient, not requiring careers as politicians or lobbyists to make a living. They were able to bring out the best in us. They were interested in and, at least two of them, fluent in science. They attempted to set a course for the United States into the far future — not so much by establishing laws as by setting limits on what kinds of laws could be passed. The Constitution and its Bill of Rights have done remarkably well, constituting, despite human weaknesses, a machine able, more often than not, to correct its own trajectory. At that time, there were only about two and a half million citizens of the United States. Today there are about a hundred times more. So if there were ten people of the caliber of Thomas Jefferson then, there ought to be 10 x 100 = 1,000 Thomas Jefferson’s today. Where are they?”

Wikipedia:  Carl Sagan

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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?

At UConn
At Navy
At East Carolina

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…

Yes 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….

Appalachian State!

Good Luck with that Trent Miles because if you can’t beat Liberty you sure the Hell aren’t beating Appalachian State!

Norm Chow

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
UT Martin
At Ole Miss
Mississippi State

…and we give the Razorbacks NO CHANCE to beat…

Ole Miss

….and a 100% CHANCE to beat….

UT Martin

…which means Bret Bielema will have to beat both…

Mississippi State

….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….

Arkansas Football

….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
At Boise State
At Utah State
Colorado State
At San Diego State

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:

At Texas A&M
At Tennessee
The Citadel

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….

Complete Freaking Disaster

…..even at South Carolina!