Daily Archive: November 17, 2015

Post Week 11 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 11 – 20 Hot Seat Head Coaches – There Are TWO Things A College Head Coach HATES To Hear…”The Athletic Director Is On Line 2” AND The Great Johnny Cash Singing Ring of Fire! Sing Mr. Cash!

 

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There Are TWO Things A College Head Coach HATES To Hear…”The Athletic Director Is On Line 2” AND The Great Johnny Cash Singing Ring of Fire! Sing Mr. Cash!

Post Week 11 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

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11.  Craig Bohl, Wyoming – Craig Bohl’s Wyoming team got whipped 38 – 3 by San Diego State on Saturday to continue what we are calling here at Coaches Hot Seat….

The Misery on the Wyoming Plains

….which has come to define Bohl’s tenure with the Cowboys which is only in its SECOND season with Bohl posting records of….

Overall:  5 – 18

MWC:  3 – 12

…..with only UNLV left to play at home which Hell…Wyoming should be able to win since the Rebels have a first-year head coach who only has THREE wins on the board himself!

One Coaches Hot Seat member summed-up the situation at Wyoming when we saw the Wyoming – San Diego State score on Saturday night?

“Please….is there anyone on Earth that can explain why Craig Bohl left North Dakota State for Wyoming? Hell, North Dakota State would run the Cowboys right out of any stadium in the country right now!”

There is NO logical answer to the above question and let that be a lesson to young coaches out there everywhere…

If you have a Helluva job…don’t take a Piss-Poor job to replace it!

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12.  Steve Addazio, Boston College – Can’t you just see Steve Addazio looking at the Boston College schedule before the season which in our minds went something like this…

Steve Addazio looking at Boston College’s 2015 schedule saying the following things to himself out loud…which is our opinion of course!

“OK…we beat Maine…1 – 0

We will whip Howard….2 – 0

Hell…Florida State at home…WIN…3 – 0

No way we lose to team from the MAC…Northern Illinois….4 – 0

At Duke….bunch of Pretty Boys….5 – 0

Wake Forest…PLEASE…6 – 0

At Clemson…Hell…that will be tough…OK we lose this one…6 – 1

At Louisville…I can whip Bobby Petrino’s ass….7 – 1

Virginia Tech….Beamer is old as the Virginia hills….8 – 1

NC State….CAKEWALK….9 – 1

And the Notre Dame Fighting Irish come to Boston to play the Mighty Boston College Eagles at Fenway Park with both teams in the Top 10 and…Boston College whips some Irish Ass….10 – 1!

At Syracuse….A Joke….11 – 1….OK..we probably are behind Clemson in ACC Atlantic but we finish at 11 – 1 and might just get in the College Football Playoff and I will be Coach of the Year!”

Earth to Stave Addazio…..Earth to Steve Addazio…..Wake Up Son….

It’s November 17 Son and your Boston College football team has…

Lost SIX straight ACC Games

…and is now on the season…

3 – 7 overall

0 – 7 in ACC play

…and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are coming to town in the College Football Playoff right now!

Can Boston College possibly upset Notre Dame on Saturday in Fenway Park and save Steve Addazio’s job who will NO doubt be run out of Boston if he loses these last two games to Notre Dame and Syracuse to finish at…

3 – 9 on the season

AND

0 – 8 in ACC play

…..in 2015?

Please….Notre Dame can score points and Boston College can’t so….

Turn On the Lights and Wake-Up Steve Addazio….Your Team is About To Lose Again….Turn On the Lights and Wake-Up Son….Because the Party is Over and Your Ass Will Be Run Out of Boston if You Lose to Notre Dame and Syracuse!

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13.  Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech – Last week someone wrote the following question on a whiteboard at Coaches Hot Seat Central:

“What would you need to get in exchange for you playing football for four seasons for Paul Johnson at Georgia Tech?”

Some of the responses by Coaches Hot Seat members:

“Ferrari California WITH a beautiful blonde in the passenger seat

2,000 pounds of gold bullion

Lifetime free eating pass to Five Guys AND Chipolte

$21 Million Dollars

$22 Million Dollars

$23 Million Dollars

$24 Million Dollars and a lifetime supply of Moon Pies and RC Cola

Nick Saban’s salary for five seasons in one payment

Nick Saban’s Mercedes car dealership in Alabama and a beautiful blonde

Gulfstream IV jet…no make that a Gulfstream V jet

Not A Damn Thing on Earth I would take to play for Paul Johnson!”

There are some pretty tough guys here at Coaches Hot Seat that played football through college and then went into US Military that have No Damn Interest in playing for Paul Johnson at Georgia Tech because from the outside looking in the TRUTH is….

It just doesn’t look like much fun to play for Paul Johnson

…and if you aren’t have fun playing the Great Game of Football then why in the Hell do you play it?

Getting to what Paul Johnson’s football team has done on the field in 2015….the Yellow Jackets are now….

3 – 7 overall

1 – 7 in ACC play

…and still have to play games against….

At Miami
Georgia

Our guess….the Georgia Tech players will QUIT against Miami and lose to the Hurricanes and then GIVE-UP early against Georgia and lose to the Bulldogs to finish at….

3 – 9 overall in 2015

….which is Pretty Damn Bad from where we come from but does anyone at Georgia Tech care?

Who the Hell knows since it’s hard to find a Georgia Tech football fans in Atlanta these days!

14.  Paul Haynes, Kent State – Kent State lost to Ohio on Saturday by the score of 27 – 0 which dropped the Flash’s records in 2015 to….

3 – 7 overall

2 – 4 in MAC play

….and head coach Paul Haynes’ records in THREE seasons at the school to….

Overall:  9 – 24

MAC:  6 – 15

…..which may or may not be good or may or may not be acceptable to the folks at Kent State because the TRUTH is we just don’t have a clue if Kent State is willing to put-up with losing football seasons BUT for Damn sure the above records are BAD…or rather B – A – D!

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15.  Ron Caragher, San Jose State – With the overtime loss to Nevada on Saturday that is TWO straight losses for the now 4 – 6 San Jose State Spartans who have left to play in 2015….

At Hawaii
Boise State

…..and the way that Boise State looked against New Mexico on Saturday night Ron Caragher’s football team may have a chance to knock-off the Broncos at home in the last game of the season but FIRST is a game in The Islands against the woeful Warriors which is a MUST WIN Game for Ron Caragher because a loss in this spot to HAWAII…

Would be a Complete Freaking Disaster!

Just for the record in his THIRD season at San Jose State Ron Caragher has now posted records of…

Overall: 1 3 – 21

MWC:  10 – 12

….which we would classify as….

Below Average

….and why Ron Caragher better Damn start winning some football games and QUICK!

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16.  Les Miles, LSUA few years ago a handful of Coaches Hot Seat members were having dinner in one of those great New Orleans restaurants where you can hardly pronounce the name of the place and two guys at a neighboring table overheard us talking about college football and we all fell into an interesting conversation about LSU football and Les Miles most of which we will take to our graves BUT one interesting thing one of those Louisiana boys told us was this which none of us has ever forgotten:

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“We can understand not winning the National Title…but what will not be tolerated is LSU losing to Alabama consistently and not winning the SEC Title on a regular basis.”

Hmmmm…..

Since Nick Saban returned to the SEC to coach Alabama in 2007 Les Miles is now…

3 – 7

….against Saban in 10 games and Les Miles has now lost…

FIVE straight games to Alabama

….and the last time that LSU won the SEC Title?

In 2011 or FOUR seasons ago!

So let’s see here….

LSU is now regularly being DOMINATED by Alabama losing FIVE straight games AND LSU has NOT won the SEC Title since 2011

What did one of those Louisiana boys tell us in that restaurant in New Orleans a few years ago?

“We can understand not winning the National Title…but what will not be tolerated is LSU losing to Alabama consistently and not winning the SEC Title on a regular basis.”

Memo to Les Miles:  Don’t lose the last TWO games to Ole Miss and Texas A&M son to finish at 7 – 4 on the season or you might just wake-up in the month of December and find your ass out of a job.

But then again..maybe the fans of LSU football don’t mind being…

AVERAGE AS HELL!

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17.  Mike Riley, Nebraska – No one here at Coaches Hot Seat was surprised that Nebraska beat Rutgers on the road on Saturday because we have seen the…

Mike Riley Yo-Yo Performance Train

…..for over a decade in action in the Pac-12 Conference and with the win the Huskers moved to 5 – 6 on the season and 3 – 4 in Big Ten Conference play and if Nebraska beats Iowa in Lincoln on Friday, November 27 the Huskers will finish at what we call…

“Just Good Ole 6 – 6 Mike Riley strikes again”

….which we would recommend Nebraska fans get used to because that’s…

“Just Good Ole 6 – 6 Mike Riley striking again”

…and looking at Nebraska’s 2016 schedule…

Fresno State
Wyoming
Oregon
At Northwestern
Illinois
At Indiana
Purdue
At Wisconsin
At Ohio State
Minnesota
Maryland
Iowa

….Bozo the Clown could post EIGHT wins and let’s hope NOT that….

“Just Good Ole 6 – 6 Mike Riley strikes again”

…putting another 6 – 6 record on the board again which no doubt would lead to Mike Riley and anyone that hired him being run out of Lincoln, Nebraska on a rail or anything else the Good Nebraska folks could find especially after the Debacle that has been the 2015 season!

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17.  Curtis Johnson, Tulane – Curtis Johnson and his Tulane football team got a nice win at Army on Saturday which raises the Green Wave’s records in 2015 to…

3 – 7 overall

2 – 5 in AAC play

….and Tulane still has to play this season games against…

At SMU
Tulsa

….which are TWO games we recommend Curtis Johnson win if he wants to have ANY kind of argument in late November that he should be retained as the head football coach at Tulane….in our humble opinion of course!

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18.  Mark Richt, Georgia – Every Summer when a group of Coaches Hot Seat members are in Montana fly fishing in some of the most beautiful rivers in America we sit around in the evenings and come up with what we call the….

How Many Games Would “X” Win Coaching “Y” Each Team in College Football

….and for the 2015 Georgia Bulldogs the results of the above test after looking at UGA’s schedule for this season were….

Bozo the Clown would win 7 games coaching Georgia in 2015

Bill Curry would win 8 games coaching Georgia in 2015

Rick Neuheisel would win 9 games coaching Georgia in 2015

Don James would win 10 games coaching Georgia in 2015

Tom Osborne would win 11 games coaching Georgia in 2015

Paul “Bear” Bryant would win 12 games coaching Georgia in 2015

AND…Mark Richt has posted records in 2015 at Georgia of…

7 – 3 overall

5 – 3 in SEC play

….which means Mark Richt has hit the “Bozo the Clown” mark BUT will Mark Richt be able to meet what Rick Neuheisel could have done who is of course now working for CBS Sports covering the SEC as an in-studio analysis by winning the last two games to get to 9 wins overall?

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Oh…some Georgia fans are thinking in this spot that it’s not a Very Damn Good Look for the Bulldogs to have win their last TWO games just to meet the…

“Rick Neuheisel Standard”

…at Georgia in 2015?

Yep….now you know why Mark Richt is on the Hot Seat because Rick Neuheisel over 12 seasons at Colorado, Washington and UCLA….Yes…THREE pretty good college football programs….won 87 games or an average of…

7.25 Wins Per Season

….BUT if you give Rick Neuheisel the talent that is on Georgia’s 2015 roster Rick wins…

9 Games Easy

….and if Mark Richt loses even one of his last two games….

He falls to the “Bill Curry Standard”

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…and if Georgia happened to lose both of their last two games here’s the standard that Mark Richt will have matched…..

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Be Proud Georgia Fans…just don’t think you are winning ANYTHING EVER AGAIN as long as Mark Richt is the head football coach at Georgia!

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20.  Trent Miles, Georgia State – The Chronicle of Higher Education in partnership with The Huffington Post put out an interesting story this week on how much college sports are subsidized in America….

The $10 Billion Sports Tab: How College Students Are Funding the Athletics Arms Race

…..with much of the story focusing on the Georgia State football program and the President of Georgia State University Mark Becker who is all Gung-Ho about GSU football which must be a Helluva spot to be in considering that the Panthers have won…

FOUR Football Games the last THREE Football Seasons!

…under head coach Trent Miles who did lead his football team this past Saturday to win over Texas State by the score of 41 – 19! Woo-Freaking-Hoo!

What’s left in 2015 for the now 3 – 6 Georgia State Panthers who gets lots of subsides from the students at Georgia State University?

South Alabama
Troy
At Georgia Southern

Call us CRAZY but we would be STUNNED if Georgia State wins another football game in 2015 but for Damn sure we have been wrong plenty in the past so…

Good Luck against South Alabama Trent Miles!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, November 17, 2015 – Colin Powell

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, November 17, 2015 – Colin Powell

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“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”

And

“Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.”

And

“Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age.”

And

“Don’t bother people for help without first trying to solve the problem yourself.”

And

“Experts often possess more data than judgment.”

And

“Fit no stereotypes. Don’t chase the latest management fads. The situation dictates which approach best accomplishes the team’s mission.”

And

“Get mad, then get over it.”

And

“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.”

And

“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.”

And

“Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.”

And

“Never neglect details. When everyone’s mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.”

And

“No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.”

And

“Organization charts and fancy titles count for next to nothing.”

And

“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”

And

“Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.”

And

“Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard.”

And

“The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.”

And

“The commander in the field is always right and the rear echelon is wrong, unless proved otherwise.”

And

COLIN POWELL’S 13 RULES OF LEADERSHIP

1.  It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.
2.  Get mad, then get over it.
3.  Avoid having your ego so close to your position that, when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
4.  It can be done!
5.  Be careful what you choose, you may get it.
6.  Don’t let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision.
7.  You can’t make someone else’s choices. You shouldn’t let someone else make yours.
8.  Check small things.
9.  Share credit.
10.  Remain calm. Be kind.
11.  Have a vision. Be demanding.
12.  Don’t take counsel of your fears or naysayers.
13.  Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”

And

10 Leadership Tenets from Colin Powell, Stanford Business School

1.  Successful leaders know how to define their mission, convey it to their subordinates and ensure they have the right tools and training needed to get the job done.

2.  “Leadership is all about people…and getting the most out of people.”

3.  Leaders should never show fear or anger. “You have to have a sense of optimism.”

4.  Effective leaders are made, not born. They learn from trial and error, and from experience.

5.  Leadership is about conveying a sense of purpose in a selfless manner and creating conditions of trust while displaying moral and physical courage.

6.  A false leader is someone who fails to get the necessary resources for his or her staff to do their jobs.

7.  “The best leaders are those who can communicate upward the fears and desires of their subordinates, and are willing to fight for what is needed. If not, the organization will weaken and crumble.”

8.  When something fails, a true leader learns from the experience and puts it behind him. “You don’t get reruns in life. Don’t worry about what happened in the past.”

9.  Good leaders must know how to reward those who succeed and know when to retrain, move, or fire ineffective staff.

10.  “You know you’re a good leader when people follow you out of curiosity.”

Wikipedia:  Colin Powell