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Les Miles and His “Home” in Baton Rouge

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Before we get to the Post Week 12 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 11 – 20 Hot Seat Head Coaches Analysis let us say a few words about the Les Miles situation at LSU.

As BIG fans of Bo Schembechler here at Coaches Hot Seat we have always been BIG fans of Les Miles during his head coaching stops at Oklahoma State and LSU and there is probably an argument to keep Les Miles on at LSU right now…BUT…that is NOT an argument that anyone here at Coaches Hot Seat would be making because we recognize the FACT that if David Shaw or ANY Stanford head football coach was sitting on records of…

3 – 7 against California in the last 10 Big Games

AND

13 – 10 record in Pac-12 play over the last 3 seasons

….right now below is what it would like outside the Stanford Athletics Complex would look like with Coaches Hot Seat members out-front and leading the charge!

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Sorry…there is NO head coach at a school like LSU or ANY school in FBS for that matter that is serious about their football and for Damn sure folks at LSU are serious about their football that can post records of…

3 – 7 against LSU’s main rival = Alabama

AND

13 – 10 in SEC play over the last 3 seasons

….and expect to hang onto his job unless of course you are a First-Class Ass Kisser of the media which Les Miles is in spades and thus why Media Flunkies from across America have come-a-running to save Les Miles from his destiny which is right now…

To No Longer Be The Head Coach at LSU

As for the Les Miles calling Baton Rouge “home” in his press conference on Monday which tugged at the heartstrings of the media which will fall for almost any Bullshit you drop on them these days…

Quite a ‘heartrending’ moment Monday when Les Miles called Baton Rouge ‘home’, Scott Rabalais, The Advocate

…we have some Breaking News for Les Miles and the Flunky Media from the REAL World:

Hell, lots of Americans that are making $40,000 a year which we remind Les Miles and the Flunky Media is about…

10% of what Les Miles makes in a MONTH or around $400,000

….that would LOVE to be working near their “home” right now or in a place where they would really LOVE to be living but unfortunately Tens of Millions of Americans are busting their asses everyday including 1 Million Plus members of the US Military that Les Miles wouldn’t know a Damn thing about making a tiny fraction of what Miles is making who we may add has made…

Around $30 Million Dollars over the last 11 seasons coaching at LSU

….and yet it’s clear to us Les Miles has NOT EARNED the enormous amount of money he has been paid by going…

3 – 7 against Alabama in his last 10 games

AND

13 – 10 SEC record the last 3 seasons

…..nor that Les Miles should be given a pass just because….”Baton Rouge is home!”

Sorry….the members of Coaches Hot Seat that served in the US Military, worked at the White House, on Capitol Hill, in Manhattan and in dozens of other major US cities across America can see Bullshit from a mile away and Les Miles son…

You Are Full of Bullshit

AND

You are an AVERAGE coach at best now

…because the game of football has passed you by and you don’t even know it…PERIOD.

The MOST telling thing to us in the last few weeks relative to Les Miles LSU football team was the way they played against Ole Miss this past Saturday after it was reported that Miles job was on the line and when we fully expected the LSU players to come out and play…

Motivated and Focused

…but instead they came out and played…

Hardly Damn Motivated and Not Focused At All

….which says EVERYTHING one needs to know about the current state of LSU football and why CHANGE is badly needed in Baton Rouge because the last time we checked….

Being the head coach at LSU is something that has to be EARNED and Les Miles hasn’t EARNED a Damn penny of his $5 Million Dollar annual salary in several YEARS now in our humble opinion and who the Hell wouldn’t want to stay in a place where folks will toss you $5 Million Dollars to be…

Nothing More Than AVERAGE?

Where the Hell do we sign-up please!

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Oh….by the way for anyone that is paying attention….in the 10 seasons that Michigan head coach Bo Schembechler faced off against his former head coach and mentor Ohio State head coach Woody Hayes between 1969 and 1978 Bo Schembechler posted a record of…

5 – 4 – 1

….in those 10 meetings against Woody and what is Les Miles record against Alabama and Nick Saban?

3 – 7

In a court of law that would be what’s called….CASE CLOSED on why Les Miles is on his way out at LSU.

Post Week 12 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 11 – 20 Hot Seat Head Coaches

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It’s Thanksgiving Week Johnny Cash….So Why Don’t You Take It Easy On These Hot Seat Coaches in the Spirit of the Holiday? On Second Thought…Give These Millionaire Hot Seat Coaches Hell Mr. Cash and Everyone Have A Great Thanksgiving!

Post Week 12 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

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11.  Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech – When Paul Johnson was first hired at Georgia Tech in 2008 we had a pretty high opinion of Johnson having watched his teams play many times when he was the head coach at Navy and we fully expected the Yellow Jackets to a competitive team in the ACC on an annual basis under Johnson BUT as of 2015 in EIGHT seasons on the job Paul Johnson has won more than 7 games in just…

4 of 8 seasons at Georgia Tech

….and has won more than 7 games in just…

2 of the last 6 seasons at Georgia Tech

….and needless to say 2015 has been a Complete Freaking Disaster with Tech now at…

3 – 8 overall

1 – 7 in ACC play

Something else that we have picked-up on in the last couple of years since there are a large number of Coaches Hot Seat members living in the Atlanta, Georgia area now is that Paul Johnson isn’t exactly the most beloved man in and around the Georgia Tech football program and athletics department based upon what we have been told and last year three Coaches Hot Seat members were playing golf with a Georgia Tech-alum who was your typical….

Rambling Wreck Engineer

….who said when asked about Paul Johnson….

“To Hell with Paul Johnson”

….which he did not elaborate on except to say he didn’t know ANY Georgia Tech alums that gave “two-rips for that Bastard” which are pretty strong words from where we come from!

So what does the future hold for Paul Johnson at Georgia Tech who has posted the following records in EIGHT seasons on the job in Atlanta…

Overall:  61 – 43

ACC:  38 – 26

…..with still the Georgia Bulldogs to play this season?

We don’t have a clue BUT we are Very Damn Happy that Paul Johnson is not the head coach at Stanford!

Can Georgia Tech Georgia in Atlanta on Saturday?

Not if they play like the bunch of QUITTERS that showed up to play Miami last week!

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12.  Craig Bohl, Wyoming – Wyoming had a BYE in Week 12 and gets back at things in Week 13 with a home game against UNLV and Cowboys head coach Craig Bohl REALLY needs to beat the Running Rebels this week to get something out of this Complete Freaking Disaster of a season which has Wyoming now at…

1 – 10 overall

1 – 6 in MWC play

….and Craig Bohl with records in TWO seasons of the school of:

Overall:  5 – 18

MWC:  3 – 12

Just imagine if Craig Bohl was still at North Dakota State right now riding high with FOUR about to be FIVE straight FCS National Championships and who would have his pick of several jobs in Power 5 Conferences BUT instead….

Craig Bohl took the Wyoming job and is now stuck in Laramie with only ONE way out…

WINNING!

We still think a lot of Craig Bohl’s ability to build and lead a college football program and if we were a sitting athletic director we would take a hard look at Bohl if we were at a place like Iowa State, Syracuse, or Illinois because we do know that Craig Bohl is a very good football coach and that at the right place he will win BIG again IF he can ever get out of Wyoming.

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13.  Mark Stoops, Kentucky – Talk about a big poker hand the game that Mark Stoops is about to play against Louisville on Saturday is HUGE for the future of both Mark Stoops and the Kentucky football program because with a win over Louisville that will mean a 6 – 6 record and a trip to a bowl game and then Mark Stoops can rightfully and honestly say that…

The Kentucky Football Program is Getting Better

….but with a loss in this game Mark Stoops overall record in THREE seasons at Kentucky will stand at…

12 – 24

…..and the last Kentucky head football coach, Joker Phillips, was fired after THREE seasons on the job with an overall record of…

13 – 24

…..which would mean in our opinion at least that…

Kentucky Football has gone NOWHERE under Mark Stoops

…and that is not exactly the easiest thing in the world to sell to folks whether they be recruits, fans, alums, boosters or anyone that knows ANYTHING about college football for that matter!

Oh also this…Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino has his team now at 6 – 5 on the season and the Cardinals badly need a win in this spot as well because a 6 – 6 record will land Bobby Petrino right back on the Hot Seat heading into the offseason and we are quite Damn confident that’s not something Petrino wants to deal with over the next 9 months!

Good Luck Boys and Coach Hard….There’s A Helluva Lot at Stake After All!

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14.  Curtis Johnson, Tulane – After getting whipped by SMU on Saturday Curtis Johnson’s records in FOUR seasons as the head coach at Tulane now stand at…

Overall:  15 – 33

Conference:  11 – 21

…which includes ONE .500 or better season and ONE bowl game trip and we rather doubt that will be good enough for Johnson to get a FIFTH season at Tulane which is about to hire a new athletic director who will have no connections to Johnson and we all know how those situations workout with a new AD usually wanting his or her own head football coach in place going forward.

Like Les Miles at LSU, all signs point to a change for Curtis Johnson and Tulane, Ted Lewis, New Orleans Advocate

In our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat the Tulane job is a VERY attractive job sitting in one of America’s great cities and with TONS of high school football talent within a four hour drive of the school AND with a new on-on-campus football stadium…..Yulman Stadium

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We can think of a Helluva lot of Very Damn Good Football Coaches that would LOVE to get a shot at coaching the Tulane Green Wave and it will be interesting to see who Tulane goes after and eventually hires if they do fire Curtis Johnson.

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15.  Mike Riley, Nebraska – There are a only a few things that REALLY get our ire up here at Coaches Hot Seat and for those slow on the uptake “ire” is defined by Merriam-Webster as….

Ire: intense and usually openly displayed anger”

…and some of those few things are….

Rich and/or Privileged Bastards Treating People Badly

Millionaire Football Coaches Crying like Babies

People That Get Jobs They Had No Damn Business Getting

….and by any measure we can think of Mike Riley did NOTHING in his head coaching career at Oregon State or San Diego Chargers to EARN the Nebraska head coaching job besides….

Having A Complete Buffoon as an Athletic Director at Nebraska that Doesn’t Know His Ass From the Side of A Barn

…and any review of Mike Riley’s win/loss records with the Beavers and Chargers proves that FACT:

Oregon State:  93 – 80

San Diego Chargers :  14 – 34

With the above being said Mike Riley landed at place in Nebraska where….

Bozo the Clown could average SEVEN wins a season easy

….and where ANY AVERAGE football coach could…

Win EIGHT games a season easy

….and a ANY GOOD football coach could…

WIN NINE games a season easy

….which brings us to Mike Riley who we would place in between an…

Average and Good Football Coach

….so if that opinion holds to form when Mike Riley is finished at Nebraska he will have averaged winning….

8.5 Wins A Year

….which is a place that even counting the FOUR disastrous years of Bill Callahan and from Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne’s coaching tenures when college football teams rarely played over 12 games a year Nebraska has over the past 50-plus years averaged winning…

9.58 Wins A Season

….which if recalculated statistically to account for the additional 2-plus games teams have the opportunity to play in today’s college football is…

10.75 Wins A Season

….is there anyone on Planet Earth that believes Mike Riley will average…

10.75 Wins A Season at Nebraska?

Well there has to be at least….

A Complete Buffoon as an Athletic Director at Nebraska that Doesn’t Know His Ass From the Side of A Barn

…who thinks so or he wouldn’t have hired Mike Riley who averaged winning…

6.64 Wins A Season at Oregon State!

Now at 5 – 6 on the season Nebraska only has left a home game against undefeated Iowa and checking the Vegas Boys….

The Hawkeyes are a 2 point favorite in Lincoln

….which means the Vegas Boys see this as an EVEN game which makes since because….

Nebraska has MUCH more talent on its roster than Iowa

….and by all rights SHOULD win this football game which means a loss in this spot would be…

Complete Freaking Disaster for Mike Riley and Nebraska Football

…and a loss by Iowa would be…

Complete Freaking Disaster for Kirk Ferentz and Iowa Football!

Should be a GREAT game in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday!

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16.  Mark Richt, Georgia – At a dinner last week in San Francisco with many Coaches Hot Seat members in town for the Big Game between Cal and Stanford one Coaches Hot Seat member had an interesting thought on why so many Georgia fans are committed to keeping Mark Richt as the head coach at Georgia even though by ANY measure we can think of has been…

AVERAGE AT BEST

….relative to what a Powerhouse Football Program that Georgia can and should be and that thought as postulated by the Coaches Hot Seat member who lives in the Atlanta area was:

Coaches Hot Seat Member #1: “It’s Stockholm Syndrome…plain and simple.”

Coaches Hot Seat Member #2: “Stockholm syndrome? For Mark Richt and Georgia fans….come on….how did you come up with that?”

Coaches Hot Seat Member #1 (picks-up phone, searches, reads definition of Stockholm Syndrome): “Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with the captors.”

Coaches Hot Seat Member #4: “You may have something there…like that Idiot Darryl from Columbus that calls into the Finebaum Show. He shows many classic symptoms of Stockholm Syndrome and Hell there was that guy I ran into at the bar in Original El Taco in Virginia-Highlands who was a BIG Georgia fan and was about as Damn Stockholm Syndrome as one could be towards Mark Richt.

Coaches Hot Seat Member #1: “See….Mark Richt has the Georgia fans captive and he can lose to pitiful Florida team after pitiful Florida team and hang onto his job….Stockholm Syndrome plain and simple.”

Coaches Hot Seat Member #2: “You may be right….but I just think Georgia fans have gotten comfortable with being AVERAGE and if Mark Richt keeps going to church and drops into a diner every once in awhile to eat breakfast he could probably stay at Georgia for as long as he wants without EVER winning another SEC title.”

Whether the Georgia fans have Stockholm Syndrome relative to Mark Richt or not a place like the state of Georgia where there are Hundreds of High School Football Players each year that can play on the FBS level we see no Damn reason at all why….

Mark Richt has NOT won an SEC Title since the 2005 season

….which might not be able to be explained by Stockholm Syndrome for the reason that Mark Richt is still the head coach of the Bulldogs but for Damn sure…

Georgia Football is AVERAGE and we don’t see that changing anytime soon!

Certainly Paul Johnson and his ragtag and of QUITTERS are not MAN ENOUGH to beat Georgia on Saturday which makes the two main FBS programs in the state of Georgia…

AVERAGE = Georgia

AND

QUITTERS = Georgia Tech

17.  Paul Petrino, Idaho – It was not surprising that Idaho got whipped at Auburn on Saturday by the score of 56 – 34 which leaves the Vandals records in 2015 at…

3 – 8 overall

2 – 5 in Sun Belt play

…..and Paul Petrino’s overall record in THREE years at the school at…

5 – 29

…with only a game at Texas State left on the schedule.

If Idaho loses to Texas State to drop Paul Petrino’s THREE year record to…

5 – 30

….and will that record lead to a coaching change at Idaho?

We don’t have a Freaking Clue to the answer to that question nor do we really care either BUT Robb Akey seemed to have the Vandals playing better than Paul Petrino ever has….in our humble opinion of course!

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18.  Charlie Partridge, Florida Atlantic – Charlie Partridge and his Florida Atlantic football team gave a Very Damn Un-Motivated Florida team ALL they wanted on Saturday and with that loss Partridge’s records in TWO years at the school drop to…

Overall:  5 – 18

CUSA:  4 – 1

…..which makes us wonder…

If Florida Atlantic played like they did against Florida all season what would the Owls record be in 2015?

We haven’t a clue to that question but for Damn sure we know that Charlie Partridge and his football team REALLY need to win at Old Dominion on Saturday or…

5 – 19

….in TWO seasons it will be and that’s NOT GOOD Charlie…that’s just NO DAMN GOOD!

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19.  Jeff Monken, Army – Two years ago in September 2013 a handful of Coaches Hot Seat members were at West Point to see Stanford play Army in football and after seeing the Army football program up-close our opinion was then and is still today…

Army Football is just Too Small, Too Slow, and Too Weak

….to win football games on any kind of regular basis and new head coach Jeff Monken who took over Army at the beginning of the 2014 season and has posted an overall record of…

6 – 17

…at Army hasn’t really changed our assessment on the current state of Army football which looks to us be recruiting and playing at a…

Dramatically Lower Level Than either Air Force or Navy Football

….which begs the question:

What the Hell is wrong with Army Football?

It’s just our opinion which is a very Damn biased opinion coming from lots of US Navy Veterans here at Coaches Hot Seat BUT that opinion is…

The US Navy and US Air Force are right now are in dramatically better places than the US Army in thousands of different ways and the general malaise that dominates the US Army after a decade-plus of the American Republic fighting Bogus Wars in the Middle East has had a direct impact on the quality of students entering West Point and the caliber of football player that Army is able to recruit to West Point….in our opinion of course!

IF one our children showed an interest in joining the US Military we would advise them in the strongest way possible to join the US Navy first if they didn’t get seasick and to join the US Air Force if they weren’t afraid of flying but for…

God’s Sake don’t join the US Army and that also goes for NOT attending West Point!

Now that’s just our opinion and we are sure there are some GREAT kids at West Point right now BUT the US Army is a beat-up organization from top to bottom and thus it’s no Damn surprise to anyone here at Coaches Hot Seat that the Army football team is a Damn mess as well!

Army is now at 2 – 9 on the season only has Navy left to play on December 12 and we don’t believe there is a chance in Hell that Army can beat this very Damn good Navy team and with that we can only say…

Go Navy!

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20.  Ron Turner, Florida International – Ron Turner has now coached for THREE seasons at FIU and has records on the board of…

Overall:  10 – 26

CUSA:  7 – 17

…..which to us is BAD but we don’t have a Freaking Clue what the above records mean to the folks that are in positions of power at FIU and we remind everyone Ron Turner has a record of…

1 – 2

….against cross-South Florida rival Florida Atlantic which is NOT GOOD either considering the current state of FAU football which is also NOT GOOD!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, November 24, 2015 – Pat Dye

 

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“Believe in honest, positive dissent.”

And

Football is not an “I” game. It’s a “we” game.”

And

“Nothing has changed about what makes a winner. A winner works his butt off and is dependable. He’s not always the most talented, but he gives everything on every play.”

And

“At Auburn, practice is Hell. But when you line up across the big, fast, smart, angry boys from Florida, and Georgia, and Alabama, where there is no quality of mercy on the ground and no place to hide, you’ll know why practice is Hell at Auburn.”

And

Don’t wait to be a great man. Be a great boy.”

And

“I don’t believe in miracles. I believe in character”

And

“Life is short, so don’t waste any of it carrying around a load of bitterness. It only sours your life, and the world won’t pay any attention anyway.”

And

“If you’re a football coach, criticism comes with the territory. If it tears you up, you better get into another profession.”

Before the 1981 Iron Bowl between Alabama and Auburn, Paul “Bear” Bryant and Pat Dye (Pat Dye coached for Paul Bryant for nine years on the Alabama staff):

Pat Dye:  “Coach Bryant, before you start hugging me, you ought to know that my boys are fixing to get after y’all’s ass.” 

Paul Bryant:  “You ain’t trying to scare me now, are you, Pat?”

Pat Dye:  “No sir, because I know you don’t get scared. I’m just telling you what we’re fixing to do.”

And

“A game like this, Alabama players will remember it for the rest of their lives. Auburn players…it’ll eat their guts out the rest of their lives.” Former Auburn coach Pat Dye to a reporter after Van Tiffen kicked his 52 yard field goal to beat Auburn in 1985.

Wikipedia:  Pat Dye

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