Daily Archive: November 18, 2015

Post Week 11 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 21 – 30 Hot Seat Head Coaches – Ring of Fire….Oh….Those Are Not Sweet Words to These Coaches on the Hot Seat…Not Sweet At All! Sing It Mr. Cash!


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Ring of Fire….Oh….Those Are Not Sweet Words to These Coaches on the Hot Seat…Not Sweet At All! Sing It Mr. Cash!

Post Week 11 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

21.  Paul Petrino, Idaho – On Saturday Appalachian State destroyed Idaho by the score of 47 – 20 which leaves the Vandals records in 2015 at…

3 – 7 overall

2 – 5 in Sun Belt play

…and now Idaho gets to travel to The Plains to play Auburn in a game that Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn CANNOT LOSE because a loss in this spot would lead to…

The Immediate Firing of Gus Malzahn at Auburn

….even before the Iron Bowl kicks-off against Alabama a week from Saturday on November 28!

Paul Petrino’s record in THREE seasons at Idaho now stands at…

5 – 28  (.152)

….which by comparison to the coach Petrino replaced….Robb Akey…who posted a win/loss record of…..

20 – 50  (.286)

….in SIX seasons on the job at Idaho is WORSE by almost HALF which by any measure we can think of Paul Petrino hasn’t done much at Idaho BUT that could all chance with an Idaho win over Auburn on Saturday….

Couldn’t It?

You bet your ass so Good Luck to Paul Petrino and the Vandals against Auburn and if you should beat the Tigers….which isn’t very likely….we would recommend getting out of Auburn as fast as is physically possible…if not faster…because things will get UGLY…and we mean UGLY….if that win over the Tigers happens!

22.  Chuck Martin, Miami (Ohio) – Whatever Miami (Ohio) head coach had in mind when taking the job to coach the Redhawks two years ago moving over from the offensive coordinator position at Notre Dame we imagine Martin didn’t imagine he would have these DREADFUL records on the board as his SECOND season came to a close…

Overall:  4 – 19

MAC:  3 – 12

….but those are the numbers and with only a game at UMass left to play in 2015 one has to wonder…

How bad can it get for Miami (Ohio) football because it can’t get worse than this….right?

Who the Hell knows but we do know that Miami (Ohio) is known as the…

“Cradle of Coaches”

…..for good reason with the following GREAT coaches having led the Redhawks in the past…

Sid Gillman
Woody Hayes
Ara Paraseghian
Bo Schembechler
Bill Mallory
Dick Crum
Randy Walker
Terry Hoeppner

…and we CANNOT imagine the folks at Miami (Ohio) will allow this Crapola football to continue on for much longer….right?

That HAS to be right!


23.  Charlie Partridge, Florida Atlantic – Charlie Partridge is in his SECOND season coaching the Florida Atlantic Owls and in those TWO years has posted records of…

Overall:  5 – 17

CUSA:  4 – 11

….and we know those records CANNOT be making Charlie Partridge happy because the TRUTH is they are terrible and with games left against….

At Florida
At Old Dominion

….the 2015 season could get even worse and for Damn sure TWO more losses is no Damn way for any head coach to end his SECOND season on the job and with that in mind…..

Play Florida tough Charlie Partridge….the Gators have LOTS of weaknesses


How about beating Old Dominion in the last game of the season to end on a good note?

Is that really too much to ask?

Didn’t think so and so Get Off Your Ass Charlie Partridge!


24.  Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M – Something very strange happened the past couple of days that is worth noting in the Coaches Hot Seat Blog relative to Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin….

A member of Coaches Hot Seat who talks regularly with several Texas A&M alums and one A&M alum in particular made several of his usual calls on Monday down to the Houston area and got NO response at all….it was as if ALL of them would not take the Coaches Hot Seat member’s calls which was very curious so he called the wife of one of his A&M alum friends that he has talked to for years about the Aggies and the wife said….

“I don’t think he wants to talk to you this week….for obvious reasons.”

What in the Hell does that mean?

“I don’t think he wants to talk to you this week….for obvious reasons.”

Does the above mean that IF Kevin Sumlin’s Aggies happened to lose to Vanderbilt on Saturday to drop to…

7 – 4 on the season

3 – 4 in SEC play

….that Kevin Sumlin could be fired at the Nashville airport “Lane Kiffin-style” OR could it mean that a decision has already been made that the Aggies program is now going NOWHERE under Kevin Sumlin and that the Money Boys in Texas are ready to write a BIG check if the A&M football program continues to wobble in their last two games….

At Vanderbilt

With the below story hitting the streets last night from the Baton Rouge Advocate by Scott Rabalais on the “thin ice” that LSU head coach Les Miles is now standing on….

‘Strong indications’ LSU’s Les Miles coaching for his job vs. Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Scott Rabalais, The Advocate

…there is a Very Damn Good Chance that the Saturday, November 28 game in Baton Rouge between Texas A&M – LSU could be…

Winning Coach still in trouble and Losing Coach OUT OF A JOB!

Another interesting thing happened on Tuesday afternoon to the Coaches Hot Seat member who regularly talks to Texas A&M alums in the Houston area…

He got a text from one of those Houston area A&M alums that said:

“Please email me the folks at Coaches Hot Seat honest opinion of Larry Fedora. Thanks.”


That would be North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora who was born in….College Station, Texas

The email on Larry Fedora has been sent.


25.  Jeff Monken, Army – We don’t enjoy putting military academy head coaches on the Hot Seat but Army head coach Jeff Monken is sitting on a record in 2015 of…

2 – 8

…and in his SECOND season at Army has an Overall Record of….

6 – 16

….and the Black Knights still have to play this season…


….which to us looks like TWO more losses which we can only respond to by saying….

Come on Jeff Monken….Get Army Football Off Its Ass Already!

Oh…that’s easier said than done you say?

Fine….but we still say…

Come on Jeff Monken….Get Army Football Off Its Ass Already!


26.  Doug Martin, New Mexico State – New Mexico State had a bye in Week 11 BUT the 2 – 7 Aggies get back to playing football this week with three games remaining on their schedule against….

At La. Lafayette
Arkansas State
At La. Monroe

….and our guess is NMSU finishes with a…

3 – 9

….record in 2015 which would leave Doug Martin’s record at NMSU in THREE seasons on the job of…

7 – 29

…..and if SEVEN wins in THREE seasons is good enough for the folks at New Mexico State then that is good enough for us BUT for Damn sure that will not get Doug Martin’s rear-end off the Hot Seat!


27.  Ron Turner, Florida International – FIU is such a sideshow in FBS football that it’s hard for us to know what is expected out of the FIU football program and head coach and thus it’s hard for us to know if Ron Turner can go THREE seasons on the job without posting at least a .500 plus record which it looks like will happen again in 2015 with 5 – 6 Florida International still having to play a game against Western Kentucky BUT the last FIU head coach Mario Cristobal was fired after a 3 – 9 record in 2012 after taking the school to TWO straight bowls games in 2010 and 2011 so frankly….

We Don’t Have A Freaking Clue

…what the folks at FIU are thinking BUT if the Panthers do lose to Western Kentucky on Saturday that will leave Ron Turner’s records in THREE years at the school at…

Overall:  10 – 25

CUSA:  7 – 16

….which looks BAD to us but then what the Hell do we know about FIU football? Evidently…not very much!


28.  Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia – Crazy Boy Dana Holgorsen got his CANNOT LOSE Win on Saturday against what looked like a terribly coached Texas team and that leaves the Mountaineers records in 2015 at….

5 – 4 overall

2 – 4 in Big 12 play

….with games still left against…

At Kansas
Iowa State
At Kansas State

…which are THREE games that West Virginia could easily win and are THREE games that we recommend Crazy Boy Dana Holgorsen and his football team do indeed WIN starting with the game at Kansas on Saturday!


29.  Tim DeRuyter, Fresno State – Fresno State and its head coach Tim DeRuyter got a much needed win on Saturday at Hawaii which leaves the Bulldogs records in 2015 at….

3 – 7 overall

2 – 5 in MWC play

….with still games left to be played against…

Colorado State

…..which with TWO more losses would probably put Tim DeRuyter’s tenure at Fresno State in serious danger…..in our humble opinion…which makes this Saturday’s game at BYU very Damn important indeed!


30.  Gary Andersen, Oregon State – Several Coaches Hot Seat members were in the Willamette Valley on the weekend of November 1 and 2 of last year for the Stanford at Oregon game in Eugene and the California at Oregon State game in Corvallis and we talked to over a dozen people around then Mike Riley’s OSU football program and we left Corvallis with the firm conviction that…

Oregon State football was DEAD under Mike Riley and in DEEP trouble

….and of course like most people after seeing the state of the Beavers program last year up-close and seeing its decline over the past few years we were STUNNED when Nebraska hired Mike Riley since it’s out opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat that…

Mike Riley QUIT working hard at Oregon State several years ago

….which brings us to Gary Andersen now the head coach at Oregon State who inherited in our opinion a Helluva mess that is now being played out in the 2015 season with OSU sitting on records of…

2 – 8 overall

0 – 7 in Pac-12 play

…..with still games left to be played against…

At Oregon

Since it looks like Oregon State will finish 2015 at 2 – 10 and with ZERO wins in Pac-12 play what can first year head coach Gary Andersen do to turn around a Beavers program that is now way behind its conference competitors and has even surpassed Colorado as the worst team in the Pac-12?

There are only TWO things that can turn around the fortunes of Oregon State football right now…

Great Talent

Great Coaching

…..and it will be interesting to see if Gary Andersen has it within him to both attract some decent players to Corvallis and if he understands and can pull-off the Great Coaching job that will be needed to get things going in the right direction again at Oregon State.

One thing about Oregon State….Dennis Erickson took over an Oregon State football program in 1999 that was in pretty bad shape from the first-time that Mike Riley coached the Beavers and in very short order started winning some football games and even took OSU to the Fiesta Bowl in his SECOND season on the job so we have no doubt that things can be turned around at Oregon State….but can Gary Andersen turn things around is the question and even more importantly in our minds….does Andersen have the right “mindset” to take-on what will be one of the biggest challenges in FBS right now…

Reviving a football program that was left for DEAD by Mike Riley when he went to Nebraska

….which is our opinion of course but then what in the Hell do dozens of people at Coaches Hot Seat that have been playing and watching football for 40-plus years know?

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, November 18, 2015 – Norman Schwarzkopf

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, November 18, 2015 – Norman Schwarzkopf


“Do what is right, not what you think the high headquarters wants or what you think will make you look good.”


“It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.”


“Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.”


“When placed in command – take charge.”


“You learn far more from negative leadership than from positive leadership. Because you learn how not to do it. And, therefore, you learn how to do it.”


Courage brother, do not stumble, though thy path be dark as night: There is a star to guide the humble, trust in God, and do the right. Let the road be dark and dreary and its end far out of sight. Face it bravely, strong or weary. Trust God, and do”


“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.”


“A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers. All you have to do is hold your first dying soldier in your arms, and have that terribly futile feeling that his life is flowing out and you can’t do anything about it. Then you understand the horror of war. Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still there are things worth fighting for.”


“As far as Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist: He is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational art, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier. Other than that, he’s a great military man.”


“True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job.”


“I believe that forgiving them is God’s function. Our job is to arrange the meeting.”‘


“Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines of the United States Central Command, this morning at 0300, we launched Operation DESERT STORM, an offensive campaign that will enforce the United Nation’s resolutions that Iraq must cease its rape and pillage of its weaker neighbor and withdraw its forces from Kuwait. My confidence in you is total. Our cause is just! Now you must be the thunder and lightning of Desert Storm. May God be with you, your loved ones at home, and our Country.” General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, USA Commander-in-Chief U.S. Central Command, in a message to the command, 16 January 1991

Wikipedia: Norman Schwarzkopf