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We Got The Flat-Ass Skinny on Les Miles Status at LSU When We Were in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida for The Players Championship Last Week From A Buddy of Ours From Baton Rouge and We Have Some News For Les Miles —> Either Win BIG Son Or You Are DONE Down on the Bayou!

 

We here at Coaches Hot Seat waited until The Players Championship which many of us attended this past week in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida to write about Les Miles in 2016 because we knew that one of our good buddies from Baton Rouge would be joining us at the beach and that we would get the…

Flat-Ass Skinny on Les Miles Status at LSU

….and as they say in the Bayou…

That Is Exactly Damn What We Got!

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A Helluva lot has been written about Les Miles near dismissal as the head football coach at LSU last November, but let’s cut through the Bullshit and get the following down on the barrelhead:

If the state of Louisiana have had a pot to piss in Les Miles would have lost his job last November…PERIOD!

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In the end it was the FACT that the state of Louisiana was flat-broke last November that save Les Miles Precious Ass and with thousands of folks in Louisiana hurting it would have looked very Damn bad to have sent Les Miles packing with a $18 Million Dollar buyout and there you have why Les Miles is still the head coach at LSU today.

As for the reasons why Les Miles should have been fired last November let’s go Joe Friday and give you a Helluva good reason why Les Miles is very Damn lucky to have a head coaching job in Baton Rouge today:

Since LSU lost to Alabama in the 2011 – 2012 Bogus BCS National Championship Game in New Orleans which encompasses the last FOUR college football seasons Les Miles has put up records of…

Overall:  37 – 14

SEC:  20 – 12

OK…those aren’t bad Overall and SEC Win/Loss records over the past FOUR seasons for Les Miles at LSU…BUT….let’s go Joe Friday again and say this time…

Just The Facts Ma’am

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….because we are talking about LSU Football here where Bozo the Clown could recruit Top 10 Recruiting Classes each year and where Les Miles has averaged over the last EIGHT seasons signing the…

No. 7 Recruiting Class in American according to Rivals.com

Oh….but if you are landing Top 10 Recruiting Classes on a regular basis…as Les Miles has done at LSU…one would think that your Win/Loss records against teams with .500 or better records would be pretty Damn good…right?

RIGHT…but NOT for Les Miles folks!

Let’s bring Joe Friday in with the FACTS and as they say on the Bayou…these FACTS are not pretty!

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In the last FOUR seasons Les Miles LSU Football Teams have played….

34 Games against FBS teams with .500 or better records and Les Miles’ record in those 34 games is…

19 – 15  (.559)

In the last FOUR seasons Les Miles LSU Football Teams have played…

29 Games in the SEC against teams with .500 or better records and Les Miles’ record in those 29 games is…

16 – 13  (.552)

Oh…that’s bad enough if not outright Very Damn Embarrassing for LSU Football….BUT….did we mention that Les Miles LSU Football Teams have lost…

FIVE straight games to Nick Saban and Alabama?

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So here is what you have on your hands now fans of LSU football….

You have a head coach in Les Miles that not only has lost FIVE straight games to Nick Saban and Alabama but you have a head coach in Les Miles that is making over $4 Million Dollars A Year posting winning percentages against teams with .500 or better records of…

Overall against .500 or better teams = .559

SEC against .500 or better teams = .552

Uhhh…got that is A Damn Joke Les Miles and by all rights your Ass Should Have Been Run Out of Baton Rouge and WOULD have been run out of Baton Rouge last November if…

The State of Louisiana had not been Dead Damn Broke!

Now let’s get back to the….

Flat-Ass Skinny on Les Miles Status at LSU

…that our buddy from Baton Rouge gave us in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida this past week which is…

“Les Miles HAS TO beat Alabama and win the SEC West in 2016 or he will not be employed at LSU in early December.”

Well Hell…that’s about as….

Flat-Ass Skinny on Les Miles Status at LSU

…that one can get and with that mind let’s go to LSU’s 2016 Football Schedule to see if Les Miles is indeed looking at his last season down on the Bayou:

Wisconsin – Lambeau Field
Jacksonville State
Mississippi State
At Auburn
Missouri
At Florida
Southern Miss
Ole Miss
Alabama
At Arkansas
South Alabama
At Texas A&M

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Well…Bozo the Clown or any Coonass in Louisiana…a term that Nick Saban knows well…could win…

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….but the question is how many games will Les Miles win in 2016 or rather the question is can Les Miles and his LSU Football Team BEAT Alabama and win the SEC West Division to save Les Miles job?

Not A Damn Chance in Hell….in our humble opinion!

How many games will Les Miles win in 2016….in our humble opinion?

7..maybe 8 Wins…for Les Miles and his LSU Football Team in 2016

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And if that happens as the Great Dandy Don Meredith used to say…or rather sing….

Turn Out the Lights on Les Miles Ass on the Bayou!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, May 17, 2016 – B. B. King

 

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“Jazz is the big brother of the blues. If a guy’s playing blues like we play, he’s in high school. When he starts playing jazz it’s like going on to college, to a school of higher learning.”

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“When people treat you mean, you dislike them for that, but not because of their person, who they are. I was born and raised in a segregated society, but when I left there, I had nobody I disliked other than the people that’d mistreated me, and that only lasted for as long as they were mistreating me.”

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“I don’t have a favorite song that I’ve written. But I do have a favorite song: ‘Always on My Mind,’ the Willie Nelson version. If I could sing it like he do, I would sing it every night. I like the story it tells.”

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“I don’t care for the music when they’re talking bad about women because I think women are God’s greatest gift to the planet – I just like music.”

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“I was born on a plantation, and things weren’t so good. We didn’t have any money. I never thought of the word ‘poor’ ’til I got to be a man, but when you live in a house that you can always peek out of and see what kind of day it is, you’re not doing so well. And your rest room is not inside the house.”

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“I’ve said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed.”

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“Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but no one wants to die to get there!”

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“My mother was a very beautiful lady, I thought. She was very good to me. I guess – she died when I was nine and a half, but if she had lived, I probably wouldn’t be trying to play guitar. She wanted me to be known, but as something else. Not a guitar player.”

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“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.”

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“I liked blues from the time my mother used to take me to church. I started to listen to gospel music, so I liked that. But I had an aunt at that time, my mother’s aunt who bought records by people like Lonnie Johnson, Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and a few others.”

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“I don’t like anybody to be angry with me. I’d rather have friends.”

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“We all have idols. Play like anyone you care about but try to be yourself while you’re doing so.”

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“When I do eventually drop, I pray to God that it’ll happen in one of three ways. Firstly, on stage or leaving the stage, then secondly in my sleep. And the third way? You’ll have to figure that out for yourself!”

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“I never use that word, retire.”

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“There are so many sounds I still want to make, so many things I haven’t yet done.”

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“Growing up, I was taught that a man has to defend his family. When the wolf is trying to get in, you gotta stand in the doorway.”

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“The blues was bleeding the same blood as me.”

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“It seems like I always had to work harder than other people. Those nights when everybody else is asleep, and you sit in your room trying to play scales.”

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“The blues was like that problem child that you may have had in the family. You was a little bit ashamed to let anybody see him, but you loved him. You just didn’t know how other people would take it.”

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“I think of guitar players in terms of doctors: you have the doctor for your heart, the cardiologist, then one that works on your feet, your leg. But I believe George Benson is the one that plays all over. To me, he would be the M.D. of them all.”

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“When you don’t have much money, you worry that they’ll just put you in the ground someplace and your loved ones won’t know where you are.”

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“As for my band, well, my mentors were Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Jimmie Lunceford, and no one had a band more smartly dressed than Duke.”

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“I would sit on the street corners in my hometown of Indianola, Mississippi, and I would play. And, generally, I would start playing gospel songs.”

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“I call myself a blues singer, but you ain’t never heard me call myself a blues guitar man.”

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“If there was no ladies, I wouldn’t wanna be on the planet. Ladies, friends, and music – without those three, I wouldn’t wanna be here.”

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“Everything I record, I just try to sound like me and come up with songs that suit what I do, and then just go for it.”

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“If you can’t get your songs to people one way, you have to find another.”

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“I don’t try to just be a blues singer – I try to be an entertainer. That has kept me going.”

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“What don’t I want to learn? I have how-to books, history, nature. Ain’t nobody here saying, ‘You’d better learn this.’ But I still think I’ve got a head on my shoulders, and it pleases me.”

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“If you want to be a good blues singer, people are going to be down on you, so dress like you’re going to the bank to borrow money.”

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“I guess you can look at me, and tell I’m the old man. My name is BB King.”

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“I never wanted to be like other blues singers. I might like hearing them play, but I’ve never wanted to be anyone other than myself. There are a few people that I’ve wished I could play like, but when I tried, it didn’t work.”

Wikipedia:  B. B. King

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, May 16, 2016 – Johnny Cash

 

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”

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“I wear black because I’m comfortable in it. But then in the summertime when it’s hot I’m comfortable in light blue.”

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“God’s the final judge for Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash too. That’s solely in the hands of God.”

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“I read novels but I also read the Bible. And study it, you know? And the more I learn, the more excited I get.”

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“Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money.”

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“How well I have learned that there is no fence to sit on between heaven and hell. There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm, and in that chasm is no place for any man.”

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“People call me wild. Not really though, I’m not.I guess I’ve never been normal, not what you call Establishment. I’m country.”

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“I am not a Christian artist, I am an artist who is a Christian.”

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“Sometimes I am two people. Johnny is the nice one. Cash causes all the trouble. They fight.”

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“The things that have always been important: to be a good man, to try to live my life the way God would have me, to turn it over to Him that His will might be worked in my life, to do my work without looking back, to give it all I’ve got, and to take pride in my work as an honest performer.”

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“My father was a man of love. He always loved me to death. He worked hard in the fields, but my father never hit me. Never. I don’t ever remember a really cross, unkind word from my father.”

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“I love to go to the studio and stay there 10 or 12 hours a day. I love it. What is it? I don’t know. It’s life.”

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“Of emotions, of love, of breakup, of love and hate and death and dying, mama, apple pie, and the whole thing. It covers a lot of territory, country music does.”

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“You’ve got to know your limitations. I don’t know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren’t too many limitations, if I did it my way.”

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“You’ve got a song you’re singing from your gut, you want that audience to feel it in their gut. And you’ve got to make them think that you’re one of them sitting out there with them too. They’ve got to be able to relate to what you’re doing.”

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“That was the big thing when I was growing up, singing on the radio. The extent of my dream was to sing on the radio station in Memphis. Even when I got out of the Air Force in 1954, I came right back to Memphis and started knocking on doors at the radio station.”

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“You can ask the people around me. I don’t give up. I don’t give up… and it’s not out of frustration and desperation that I say I don’t give up. I don’t give up because I don’t give up. I don’t believe in it.”

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“Be thankful for the time you have.”

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“Johnny Cash is a two-word answer for why it’s still good to be an American.”  Rosanne Cash on her father Johnny Cash   

Wikipedia:  Johnny Cash

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Sunday, May 15, 2016 – Tom Wolfe

 

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“The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.”

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“The surest cure for vanity is loneliness.”

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“Most people don’t read editorial pages. I think I must have been 40 before I even looked at an editorial page.”

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“If a conservative is a liberal who’s been mugged, a liberal is a conservative who’s been arrested.”

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“On Wall Street he and a few others – how many? three hundred, four hundred, five hundred? had become precisely that… Masters of the Universe.”

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“I’m a great believer in outlines.”

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“Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live.”

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“I never forget. I never forgive. I can wait. I find it very easy to harbor a grudge. I have scores to settle.”

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“God, newspapers have been making up stories forever. This kind of trifling and fooling around is not a function of the New Journalism.”

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“American government is like a train on a track. You have the people on the left shouting; you have the people on the right. But the train’s on track. They just keep ploughing ahead.”

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“So many people in this country have a dual loyalty. They have loyalty to America, but they also are determined to have their parade up Fifth Avenue once a year… a Cuban parade or a Puerto Rican parade – many other countries. So they really don’t forget.”

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“To me, the great joy of writing is discovering. Most writers are told to write about what they know, but I still love the adventure of going out and reporting on things I don’t know about.”

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“Perhaps this is our strange and haunting paradox here in America — that we are fixed and certain only when we are in movement. At any rate, that is how it seemed to young George Webber, who was never so assured of his purpose as when he was going somewhere on a train. And he never had the sense of home so much as when he felt that he was going there. It was only when he got there that his homelessness began.”

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“This is man, who, if he can remember ten golden moments of joy and happiness out of all his years, ten moments unmarked by care, unseamed by aches or itches, has power to lift himself with his expiring breath and say: “I have lived upon this earth and known glory!”

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“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years”

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“A young man is so strong, so mad, so certain, and so lost. He has everything and he is able to use nothing.”

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“We are always acting on what has just finished happening. It happened at least 1/30th of a second ago. We think we’re in the present, but we aren’t. The present we know is only a movie of the past.”

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“America – It is a fabulous country, the only fabulous country; it is the only place where miracles not only happen, but where they happen all the time”

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“You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.”

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“There was a demon that lived in the air. They said whoever challenged him would die. Their controls would freeze up, their planes would buffet wildly, and they would disintegrate. The demon lived at Mach 1 on the meter, seven hundred and fifty miles an hour, where the air could no longer move out of the way. He lived behind a barrier through which they said no man could ever pass. They called it the sound barrier.”

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“There are some people who have the quality of richness and joy in them and they communicate it to everything they touch. It is first of all a physical quality; then it is a quality of the spirit.”

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“There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.”

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“Chuck Yeager: Hey, Ridley
Colonel Ridley: Yeah
Chuck Yeager: You got any Beemans?
Colonel Ridley: I might have a stick
Chuck Yeager: Loan me some. I’ll pay you back later.
Colonel Ridley: Fair Enough.
Chuck Yeager: I think there’s a plane over here with my name on it.”
Colonel Ridley: Now you’re talking.”

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“You never realize how much of your background is sewn into the lining of your clothes.”

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“Everybody, everybody everywhere, has his own movie going, his own scenario, and everybody is acting his movie out like mad, only most people don’t know that is what they’re trapped by, their little script.”

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“I’d rather be a lightning rod than a seismograph.”

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“None of us are going to deny what other people are doing. If saying bullshit is somebody’s thing, then he says bullshit. If somebody is an ass-kicker, then that’s what he’s going to do on this trip, kick asses. He’s going to do it right out front and nobody is going to have anything to get pissed off about. He can just say, ‘I’m sorry I kicked you in the ass, but I’m not sorry I’m an ass-kicker. That’s what I do, I kick people in the ass.’ Everybody is going to be what they are, and whatever they are, there’s not going to be anything to apologize about. What we are, we’re going to wail with on this whole trip.”

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“[Aldous Huxley] compared the brain to a ‘reducing valve’. In ordinary perception, the senses send an overwhelming flood of information to the brain, which the brain then filters down to a trickle it can manage for the purpose of survival in a highly competitive world. Man has become so rational, so utilitarian, that the trickle becomes most pale and thin. It is efficient, for mere survival, but it screens out the most wondrous part of man’s potential experience without his even knowing it. We’re shut off from our own world.”

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“The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it. ”

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“(W)hat I write when I force myself is generally just as good as what I write when I’m feeling inspired. It’s mainly a matter of forcing yourself to write.”

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“Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later… that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like himself, a boy who grew up and had a child of his own and, as best he could, out of a sense of duty and, perhaps love, adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector, who would keep a lid on all the chaotic and catastrophic possibilities of life.”

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“The problem with fiction, it has to be plausible. That’s not true with non-fiction.”

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“America is a wonderful country! I mean it! No honest writer would challenge that statement! The human comedy never runs out of material! it never lets you down!”

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“Inman was Old Atlanta, insofar as there was any Old Atlanta. Atlanta had never been a true Old Southern city like Savannah or Charleston or Richmond, where wealth had originated with the land. Atlanta was an offspring of the railroad business. It has been created from scratch barely 150 years ago, and people had been making money there on the hustle ever since. The place had already run through three names. First they called it Terminus, because that was where the railroad ended. Then they named it Marthasville, after the wife of the governor. Then they called it Atlanta, after the Western and Atlantic railroad and on the boosters’ pretext that the rail link with Savannah made it a tantamount to a port on the Atlantic Ocean itself. The Armholsters had hustled and boosted with the best of them, Charlie had to admit. Inman’s father had built up a pharmaceuticals company back at the time when that was not even a well-known industry, and Inman had turned it into a chemicals conglomerate, Armaxco. Right now he wouldn’t mind being in Inman’s shoes. Armaxco was so big, so diverse, so well established, it was cycleproof. Inman could probably go to sleep for twenty years and Armaxco would just keep chugging away, minting money. Not that Inman would want to miss a minute of it. He loved all of those board meetings too much, loved being up on the dais at all those banquets too much, loved all those tributes to Inman Armholster the great philanthropist, all those junkets to the north of Italy, the south of France, and God knew where else on Armholster’s Falcon 900, all those minions jumping every time he so much as crooked his finger. With a corporate structure like Armaxco’s beneath him, Inman could sit on that throne of his as long as he wanted or until he downed the last mouthful of lamb shanks and mint jelly God allowed him – whereas he, Charlie, was a one-man band! You had to sell the world on…..yourself! Before they could lend you all that money, they had to believe in….you! They had to think you were some kind of omnipotent, flaw-free genius. Not my corporation but Me, Myself & I! His mistake was that he had started believed it himself, hadn’t he……Why had he ever built a mixed-use development out in Cherokee County crowned with a forty-story tower and named it after himself? Croker Concourse! No other Atlanta developer had ever dared display that much ego, whether he had it or not. And now the damned thing stood there, 60 percent empty and hemorrhaging money.”  A Man In Full

Wikipedia:  Tom Wolfe

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, May 14, 2016 – Theodore Roosevelt

 

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“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”

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“With self-discipline most anything is possible.”

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“People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.”

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“A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.”

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“The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”

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“The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.”

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“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”

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“The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.”

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“Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.”

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“I don’t pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being.”

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“The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.”

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“Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.”

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“When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.”

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“To announce that there must be no criticism of the president… is morally treasonable to the American public.”

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“The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.”

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“Gentlemen: you have now reached the last point. If anyone of you doesn’t mean business let him say so now. An hour from now will be too late to back out. Once in, you’ve got to see it through. You’ve got to perform without flinching whatever duty is assigned you, regardless of the difficulty or the danger attending it. If it is garrison duty, you must attend to it. If it is meeting fever, you must be willing. If it is the closest kind of fighting, anxious for it. You must know how to ride, how to shoot, how to live in the open. Absolute obedience to every command is your first lesson. No matter what comes you mustn’t squeal. Think it over — all of you. If any man wishes to withdraw he will be gladly excused, for others are ready to take his place.” Address to U.S. Army recruits, 1898

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“I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.”

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“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”

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“I have always been fond of the West African proverb “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”

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“Death is always and under all circumstances a tragedy, for if it is not, then it means that life itself has become one.”

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“The first requisite of a good citizen in this Republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight; that he shall not be a mere passenger, but shall do his share in the work that each generation of us finds ready to hand; and, furthermore, that in doing his work he shall show, not only the capacity for sturdy self-help, but also self-respecting regard for the rights of others.”

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“Our aim is not to do away with corporations; on the contrary, these big aggregations are an inevitable development of modern industrialism, and the effort to destroy them would be futile unless accomplished in ways that would work the utmost mischief to the entire body politic. We can do nothing of good in the way of regulating and supervising these corporations until we fix clearly in our minds that we are not attacking the corporations, but endeavoring to do away with any evil in them. We are not hostile to them; we are merely determined that they shall be so handled as to subserve the public good. We draw the line against misconduct, not against wealth.”

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“A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. More than that no man is entitled to, and less than that no man shall have.”

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“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

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“No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man’s permission when we require him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor.”

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“The object of government is the welfare of the people. The material progress and prosperity of a nation are desirable chiefly so far as they lead to the moral and material welfare of all good citizens.”

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“We wish to control big business so as to secure among other things good wages for the wage-workers and reasonable prices for the consumers. Wherever in any business the prosperity of the businessman is obtained by lowering the wages of his workmen and charging an excessive price to the consumers we wish to interfere and stop such practices. We will not submit to that kind of prosperity any more than we will submit to prosperity obtained by swindling investors or getting unfair advantages over business rivals.” Speech at Progressive Party Convention, Chicago, June 17, 1912

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“A typical vice of American politics — the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues, and the announcement of radical policies with much sound and fury, and at the same time with a cautious accompaniment of weasel phrases each of which sucks the meat out of the preceding statement.”

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“There are plenty of decent legislators, and plenty of able legislators; but the blamelessness and the fighting edge are not always combined. Both qualities are necessary for the man who is to wage active battle against the powers that prey. He must be clean of life, so that he can laugh when his public or his private record is searched; and yet being clean of life will not avail him if he is either foolish or timid. He must walk warily and fearlessly, and while he should never brawl if he can avoid it, he must be ready to hit hard if the need arises. Let him remember, by the way, that the unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.”

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“We stand equally against government by a plutocracy and government by a mob. There is something to be said for government by a great aristocracy which has furnished leaders to the nation in peace and war for generations; even a democrat like myself must admit this. But there is absolutely nothing to be said for government by a plutocracy, for government by men very powerful in certain lines and gifted with “the money touch,” but with ideals which in their essence are merely those of so many glorified pawnbrokers.”

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“The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else.”

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“A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.”

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“In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”

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“The United States of America has not the option as to whether it will or it will not play a great part in the world … It must play a great part. All that it can decide is whether it will play that part well or badly.”

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“In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: Never flinch.Never foul. Hit the line hard.”

And

“We must ever bear in mind that the great end in view is righteousness, justice as between man and man, nation and nation, the chance to lead our lives on a somewhat higher level, with a broader spirit of brotherly goodwill one for another. Peace is generally good in itself, but it is never the highest good unless it comes as the handmaid of righteousness; and it becomes a very evil thing if it serves merely as a mask for cowardice and sloth, or as an instrument to further the ends of despotism or anarchy. We despise and abhor the bully, the brawler, the oppressor, whether in private or public life, but we despise no less the coward and the voluptuary. No man is worth calling a man who will not fight rather than submit to infamy or see those that are dear to him suffer wrong. No nation deserves to exist if it permits itself to lose the stern and virile virtues; and this without regard to whether the loss is due to the growth of a heartless and all-absorbing commercialism, to prolonged indulgence in luxury and soft, effortless ease, or to the deification of a warped and twisted sentimentality.” Nobel Lecture, 1910

And

“I abhor unjust war. I abhor injustice and bullying by the strong at the expense of the weak, whether among nations or individuals. I abhor violence and bloodshed. I believe that war should never be resorted to when, or so long as, it is honorably possible to avoid it. I respect all men and women who from high motives and with sanity and self-respect do all they can to avert war. I advocate preparation for war in order to avert war; and I should never advocate war unless it were the only alternative to dishonor.” An Autobiography, 1913

And

“There are many kinds of success in life worth having. It is exceedingly interesting and attractive to be a successful business man, or railroad man, or farmer, or a successful lawyer or doctor; or a writer, or a President, or a ranchman, or the colonel of a fighting regiment, or to kill grizzly bears and lions. But for unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly makes all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison. It may be true that he travels farthest who travels alone; but the goal thus reached is not worth reaching. And as for a life deliberately devoted to pleasure as an end — why, the greatest happiness is the happiness that comes as a by-product of striving to do what must be done, even though sorrow is met in the doing. There is a bit of homely philosophy, quoted by Squire Bill Widener, of Widener’s Valley, Virginia, which sums up one’s duty in life: “Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.” An Autobiography, 1913

Wikipedia: Theodore Roosevelt

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, May 13, 2016 – Billy Casper

 

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“Golf puts a man’s character on the anvil and his richest qualities -patience, poise, restraint – to the flame.”

And

“Try to think where you want to put the ball not where you don’t want it to go.”

And

“Play every shot so that the next one will be the easiest that you can give yourself.”

And

“Think ahead. Golf is a next-shot game.”

And

“He congratulated me, … and I put my arm around him and said, ‘I’m sorry.’ At a time like that, you really feel for a fellow competitor. People still focus on the total collapse of Arnie, but they don’t realize I shot 32 on the back nine to force that playoff. There were only 15 rounds under par at Olympic in ’66, and I had four of them.” Billy Casper to Arnold Palmer after Casper won the 1966 US Open at The Olympic Club

Wikipedia:  Billy Casper

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, May 12, 2016 – Sam Snead

 

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“Correct one fault at a time. Concentrate on the one fault you want to overcome.”

And

“Forget your opponents; always play against par.

And

“Golf is played with the arms.”

And

“If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they’d starve to death.”

And

“Never let up. The more you can win by, the more doubts you put in the other players’ minds the next time out.”

And

“Nobody asked how you looked, just what you shot.”

And

“Of all the hazards, fear is the worst.”

And

“Practice puts brains in your muscles.”

And

“The greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow.”

And

“The mark of a great player is in his ability to come back. The great champions have all come back from defeat.”

And

“The only reason I ever played golf in the first place was so I could afford to hunt and fish.”

And

“To be consistently effective, you must put a certain distance between yourself and what happens to you on the golf course. This is not indifference, it’s detachment.”

And

“Thinking instead of acting is the number-one golf disease.”

And

“There is an old saying: If a man comes home with sand in his cuffs and cockleburs in his pants, don’t ask him what he shot.”

And

“The three things I fear most in golf are lightning, Ben Hogan and a downhill putt.”

And

“When I swing at a golf ball right, my mind is blank and my body is loose as a goose.”

Wikipedia Page:  Sam Snead

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The Main Topic of Discussion for Coaches Hot Seat Members in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida for The Players Championship This Week = Big 12 Expansion – A Possible Solution = Big 24 Conference! – What the Hell Is the Big 24 Conference You Ask? Let Us Explain! – #7 Coach on the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings = Colorado Head Coach Mike MacIntyre

 

Before we get to the issues that face Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre as he heads into his FOURTH season as the head coach of the Buffs who is now sitting on the…

#7 Hot Seat in the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

….there are a whole lot of Coaches Hot Seat members together in one place this week in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida for our annual trip to The Players Championship and one of the biggest topics of discussion among us the past couple of days has been…

Big 12 Conference Expansion

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Columnist Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman has the best explanation for why Oklahoma president David Boren is interested in seeing the Big 12 Conference expand and since the folks in Austin, Texas care little about anything beyond their own Precious Asses forget about the other NINE schools in the Big 12 we think former Senator Boren is right again on this issue just as he has been right on my issues in the past:

Here’s why Oklahoma’s Boren favors expansion, Berry Tramel, The Oklahoma

“And a 12-team league makes a conference network much more viable, because of content. Two extra schools provide more games, more shows, more stories. That’s what we’ve seen from the Big Ten and the SEC, who each have expanded to 14 schools in recent years. Those expansion decisions were based on the network.

Two extra schools mean more distribution points for the network and more content to fill it with.

That’s not the least bit confusing. That’s completely the reason Boren wants expansion. And remember what Boren has said — expansion, conference network, title game, they’re all tied together. Without one, the others are irrelevant.”

The above is certainly correct on the issues around the Big 12 Conference adding 2, 4 or even 6 more teams which we here at Coaches Hot Seat came out for several months ago…

As the SEC Conference Races Ahead the Big 12 Conference “Leaders”…Save One in Oklahoma President David Boren…Say Only One Thing…”Show Me the Damn Money!” – Got There Is No Damn Vision and Helluva Lot of Selfishness In Big 12 Country? YEP!, Coaches Hot Seat Blog, February 18, 2016

…but then the Big 12 expanding doesn’t really solve the problem of the Longhorn Network and the Texas Folks who seem intent on sitting on their Precious Asses while everything burns down around them….in other words the folks in Austin are…

Just Typical Texans!

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All of the above got the members of Coaches Hot Seat thinking and at dinner on Tuesday night the issue was thrown on the table….

How would you fix the problems facing the Big 12?

….with one Coaches Hot Seat member who has run his own company for over a decade finally saying….

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“What was it Eisenhower used to say? “If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.” Thinking it’s time for the Big 12 and the Pac-12 which is also facing some huge problems right now with its TV network and revenue generation to work together to solve both of their problems by coming together. It’s time to revive the deal that Larry Scott tried to put together with four Big 12 teams a few years back…

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….and bring the Pac-12 and Big 12 together to form one Super Conference.”

“How in the Hell would that work?”

Simple….merge the Pac-12 with the Big 12 and add Cincinnati and UCF to create the….

Big 24

….which would be a sports conference that would command the American West and be a powerful challenger to the surging Big Ten and SEC.

So…let’s see here…merge the Pac-12 with the Big 12 and add Cincinnati and UCF would have a Big 24 Conference that would look like this….

Big 24 Map

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So how would a Big 24 Conference work exactly you ask?

Well, the 24 teams would be divided into two 12 team divisions…East and West:

Big 24 Eastern Division
UCF
West Virginia
Cincinnati
Iowa State
Kansas
Kansas State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State
Texas
TCU
Texas Tech
Baylor

Big 24 Western Division
Arizona
Arizona State
Colorado
Utah
Washington
Washington State
Oregon
Oregon State
Stanford
California
UCLA
USC

Then the 2 Eastern and Western Divisions would then be divided down into 6 pods with 4 teams in each pod:

Pod #1
UCF
West Virginia
Cincinnati
Iowa State

Pod #2
Kansas
Kansas State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State

Pod #3
Texas
Baylor
Texas Tech
TCU

Pod #4
Washington
Washington State
Oregon State
Oregon

Pod #5
Stanford
California
USC
UCLA

Pod #6
Arizona
Arizona State
Colorado
Utah

Why in the Hell do you have the pods you ask?

For football scheduling reasons and this is how the 6 pods and 2 divisions would work together to create an incredibly intriguing Big 24 football schedule each season that would climax with at…

Big 24 Conference Title Game

…that would alternate being played each year in Dallas in the Jerry Dome and in Los Angeles in the new NFL stadium now being built for the LA Rams.

Each football team in the Big 24 would play the following schedule each year:

12 Regular Season Games
9 Big 24 Conference Games
1 Big 24 Rival Game
3 Games in its 4 Team Pod
5 other Big 24 Conference Games
3 Out-of-Conference Games

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For example using Oklahoma…each year the Sooners would play…

1 Out-of-Conference Game
1 Out-of-Conference Game
1 Out-of-Conference Game
Kansas
Kansas State
Oklahoma State
1 Big 24 Rival Game = Texas
1 Big 24 Conference Game
1 Big 24 Conference Game
1 Big 24 Conference Game
1 Big 24 Conference Game
1 Big 24 Conference Game

Big 24 Conference Championship Game if the Eastern Division Champs

How would the Big 24 Eastern and Western Division Champions be determined you ask?

By the Big 24 Conference Record not just within the division but OVERALL so at the end of the season the 2 Big 24 teams with the best records in their Big 24 Conference Games as ranked in each division would meet in either Dallas or Los Angeles to play each other in what would be an even BIGGER Conference Title Game than the Big Ten or SEC.

Imagine basically the current Pac-12 Champion meeting the Big 12 Champion with Cincinnati and UCF added in what would surely produce some amazing Big 24 Conference Championship Games….but then give some thought to the games within the Big 24 that college football fans would see every few years…

Oklahoma vs. USC
Texas vs. Oregon
Stanford vs. Baylor
UCLA vs. UCF
TCU vs. Washington
Oklahoma State vs. Colorado

….which we could go on listing for awhile but we think you get the drift by now.

Dwight D. Eisenhower was right….

“If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.”

….and with both the Big 12 and Pac-12 facing problems on many fronts in face of the surging Big Ten and SEC it’s time to create the first…

Super Conference = Big 24

…which would have a Big 24 Network which would have the biggest footprint in America.

Oh…what would we do with the Longhorn Network that folks in Austin prize so much?

We would let Texas keep the Longhorn Network deal with ESPN with the Horns being allowed to air one football game each year on their network and the rest of the Texas football games would be put into the package that would be sold into the marketplace with hopefully the new Big 24 Network partnering with a major media company like FoxSports, ESPN, or Comcast to get the Big 24 Network onto as many TV satellite and cable systems as possible before launch so that the new network was on firm ground and generating a Helluva lot of money from Day One.

How much money could a Big 24 Conference and Big 24 Network generate for the 24 schools that would now be sharing revenue with 23 other schools around the country?

A Helluva Lot of Money is the answer to that question but to be more specific we have to believe that with all the cable, network and media deals put together a Big 24 Conference could generate upwards to $1 Billion Dollars annually which would work out to…

$40 Million Dollars Per School

….which is right at the spot where the Big Ten and SEC Conferences are now heading money-wise and right where the schools in the new Big 24 Conference would want to be!

Is there a chance in Hell the Massive Egos in the Pac-12 and Big 12 could possible come together and form something like the…

Big 24 Conference?

Probably not…but certainly anyone in Pac-12 or Big 12 Country that has read Paul Kennedy’s book….

The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

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….knows that there are certain fundamental laws of economics that determine whether associations like the Pac-12 and Big 12 will succeed over time and Wikipedia has done a nice job of summarizing the primary thesis of Kennedy’s book:

“Kennedy argues that the strength of a Great Power can be properly measured only relative to other powers, and he provides a straightforward and persuasively argued thesis: Great Power ascendancy (over the long term or in specific conflicts) correlates strongly to available resources and economic durability; military overstretch and a concomitant relative decline are the consistent threat facing powers whose ambitions and security requirements are greater than their resource base can provide for.”

The Pac-12 and Big 12 Conferences are falling behind the Big Ten and SEC Conference who are creating a gap in money and exposure that will only widen in the future and facing that reality its time for the folks in the Pac-12 and Big 12 to come together….to put aside their egos and petty personal concerns…and create the first Super Conference in college sports…the

Big 24 Conference!

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Now let’s move onto the Hot Seat status of Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre….

Mike MacIntyre, Colorado Head Football Coach

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4 th season at Colorado

Overall Head Coaching Record (San Jose St + Colorado):  26 – 48

Colorado Overall Record:  10 – 27

Pac-12 Conference Record:  2 – 25

We have it on GOOD authority from some friends in Boulder, Colorado who we would classify as….

“Knowing what the Hell is going on at the University of Colorado!”

…..where a handful of Coaches Hot Seat members live and work that…

Anything less than SIX wins by Mike MacIntyre in 2016 and he is DONE at Colorado

….and based upon the FACT that in 3 seasons at CU that Mike MacIntyre is…

2 – 25

….in Pac-12 Conference play we can understand why there are some folks in and around the University of Colorado that are willing to make such a declarative statement because the TRUTH is…

There’s just No Damn Good Reason why Colorado should not be winning 6+ games in a CU head coach’s FOURTH season on the job….PERIOD!

Let’s go to Colorado’s 2016 football schedule to see if Mike MacIntyre has a chance to rally the Buffs to 6+ wins in 2016 and take CU to a bowl game:

Colorado State
Idaho State
At Michigan
At Oregon
Oregon State
At USC
Arizona State
At Stanford
UCLA
At Arizona
Washington State
Utah

Geez…based upon what we think Mike MacIntyre has to work with on his Colorado football team in 2016 and looking at the above TOUGH schedule if the Buffs win 6+ games then…

Mike MacIntyre should get an extension and raise as the head football coach at Colorado

….because that is One Damn Tough Schedule!

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How many games do we think Colorado will win in 2016?

Guessing…4….maybe 5 games if the Buffs get a few breaks!

Not Guessing…if Colorado wins 4….maybe 5 games in 2016…

Colorado will be looking for a new head football coach come December!

Great Luck to Mike MacIntyre and his Colorado Buffs in 2016….Uhhhhh….they will sure the Hell need it!

For some reason Hank Williams song “I’m So Loneome I Could Cry” sung by the Great B.J. Thomas comes to mind!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, May 11 2016- Walter Hagen

 

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“You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.”

And

“There is no tragedy in missing a putt, no matter how short. All have erred in this respect.”

And

“Make the hard ones look easy and the easy ones look hard.”

And

“You don’t have the game you played last year or last week. You only have today’s game. It may be far from your best, but that’s all you’ve got. Harden your heart and make the best of it.”

And

“No one remembers who came in second.”

Wikipedia: Walter Hagen

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, May 10, 2016 – Lee Trevino

 

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“A hungry dog hunts best.”

And

“I still sweat. My guts are still grinding out there. Sometimes I have enough cotton in my mouth to knit a sweater.”

And

“I’m not out there just to be dancing around. I expect to win every time I tee up.”

And

“I’m not scared of very much. I’ve been hit by lightning and been in the Marine Corps for four years.”

And

“If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron.”

And

“My wife doesn’t care what I do when I’m away, as long as I don’t have a good time.”

And

“Pressure is playing for ten dollars when you don’t have a dime in your pocket.”

And

“Putts get real difficult the day they hand out the money.”

And

“There are two things that won’t last long in this world, and that’s dogs chasing cars and pros putting for pars.”

And

“You can make a lot of money in this game. Just ask my ex-wives. Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.”

And

“The older I get the better I used to be!”

And

“You can talk to a fade but a hook won’t listen.”

And

“Nobody buy you and your caddie care what you do out there, and if your caddie is betting against you, he doesn’t care, either.”

Wikipedia:  Lee Trevino

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