Daily Archive: November 25, 2015

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

 

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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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21.  Tim DeRuyter, Fresno State – Fresno State head coach Tim DeRutyer stated the obvious this week by saying….

DeRuyter says he and his staff ‘haven’t produced well enough, Anthony Galaviz, Fresno Bee

…but the downtrend in Fresno State football began in 2014 with a 6 – 8 record after DeRuyter won 20 game s in his first two seasons at Fresno so one must wonder what has gone wrong with the Bulldogs the last two seasons while posting a….

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….combined record over the past two years?

Well…only ONE thing has changed between the end of the 2013 season when Fresno State was coming off 20 wins in two years and now and that was in April 2014 Tim DeRutyer signed a new and very rich contract with Fresno…..

Fresno State locks up Tim DeRuyter through 2018, Kevin McGuire, College Football Talk

…which had DeRuyter making $1.4M in 2014 and $1.5M in 2015 and for that $2.9M Dollars Fresno State has gotten a record of…

9 – 18

Money does lots of strange things to people and when someone walks out of a room having signed a contract that will pay them….

1.4M + 1.5M + 1.6M + 1.7M + 1.8M = $8 Million Dollars

…who knows what kind of effect that would have on a person BUT there is no doubt in our minds that….

The Fresno State football team was coached and played a Helluva lot harder in 2012 and 2013 seasons than they have in the last two seasons

….and the performance on the field proves that FACT and we cannot help but wonder if Tim DeRuyter can turn things around at Fresno State when it looks like to us the fire to win has gone almost completely out of the man…in our humble opinion of course.

Let’s make a note in the spot in Tim DeRuyter’s 51 st game as the head coach at Fresno State last Saturday against BYU his team got beat…

52 – 10

…and if that FACT doesn’t scare the Hell out of the fans of Fresno State football when thinking about the future then nothing will.

The 3 – 8 Fresno State football team has only a home game left against Colorado State this coming Saturday and it will be very interesting to see if CSU with a first year head coach in Mike Bobo can come into Fresno and beat a head coach in Tim DeRuyter who is completing his FOURTH year on the job….very Damn interesting to see.

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22.  Gary Andersen, Oregon State – Things went from bad to worse for Gary Andersen and his Oregon State football team on Saturday with the Beavers giving up over 50 points for the second straight game….this time to Washington….and now only the Civil War game remains in Eugene against the Oregon Ducks which no doubt will be another 50-plus point game for the OSU defense and also no doubt a final regular season record for the Beavers of….

2 – 10

…..in 2015 which only includes wins over Weber State and San Jose State and of course NO wins in Pac-12 play.

After seeing Gary Andersen on TV a couple of times in recent weeks it looks like to us the MONUMENTAL task he now faces to turn around the Oregon State football program has finally sunk in and how very much TOUGHER of a job OSU is compared to Wisconsin with the Pac-12 North division being incredibly hard place to operate and improve in because the other teams in the division are already playing at a very high-level and improving themselves on a regular basis now.

Further complicating matters in our opinion is that Gary Andersen is not exactly the best coach….meaning the right personality…to handle the MONUMENTAL re-building job he now faces at Oregon State because there is the very real chance OSU does not win another Pac-12 Conference game in 2016 and the reality is if OSU goes 2 – 10 again next season there is the very REAL chance it is..

Two-And-Done for Gary Andersen at Oregon State

….especially if Andersen doesn’t have a Helluva good attitude about the coming very dark days that are going to test every core of his being and every coaching skill he has ever learned.

Yes…Mike Riley left a Complete Freaking Disaster behind at Oregon State that was a football program used to winning 5 to 7 games a year in one of the easiest-going programs in college football and Gary Andersen is the exact opposite of Mike Riley in almost every way and that reality is a toxic brew that is going to make it very Damn hard for Gary Andersen to get any REAL traction with his style of coaching barring a massive turnover of the OSU roster which will take several years to happen and we

Just Don’t Know if Gary Andersen has several years to get things right at Oregon State

There’s only one way out for Gary Andersen at Oregon State and that is….

WINNING

….and it will be interesting to see if Andersen realizes that what he is doing now is wrong for the situation he finds himself in and if he alters course to try and save his job or if he plows ahead and it remains “his way or the highway” which will work at a place like Alabama where Bozo the Clown can win 8 games a year but for Damn sure is a risky as Hell strategy at a place like Oregon State.

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23.  Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M – The folks at LSU are fed-up with LSU losing games to Alabama and also to other schools in the SEC that the Tigers have MORE talent than so the die is now cast at LSU with Les Miles headed out the door after Saturday’s game against Texas A&M with a Helluva lot of money being owed to him after doing almost NOTHING the past three seasons in SEC play relative to the amount of talent on the LSU roster and if ALL of the above sounds familiar then you must know the same Damn thing could be said about…

Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin

….who himself is sitting on a Very Damn Mediocre record in SEC play the last THREE seasons of….

11 – 12

….which is actually WORSE than the coach he will oppose in Baton Rouge on Saturday night!

People that laugh and say that Les Miles shouldn’t be on the Hot Seat even though he has on the board…

3 – 7 record against Alabama in the his last 10 games

AND

13 – 10 record in SEC play the last 3 seasons

….should also be paying attention to what is going on with Kevin Sumlin at Texas A&M because a loss on Saturday to a lame-duck coach in Les Miles whose football team has basically QUIT on Miles after being ranked No. 2 in the country just a few weeks back would be a Helluva bad look and would leave Sumlin’s last THREE years record in SEC play at…

11 – 13

…and please when you have EVERYTHING as Kevin Sumlin does at Texas A&M and you are making over $5 Million Dollars a year how in the Hell do you explain having a…

Sub .500 record in SEC play?

You CANNOT explain it is the answer to that question and we would recommend to Kevin Sumlin the following:

Son…if you get another job offer in the next couple of weeks that will pay you $5 plus million dollars a year you better Damn take it because we have gotten the word son and the word is…

“If the Aggies don’t win the SEC West in 2016 Sumlin is DONE at A&M.”

Oh…the “word” above…that comes from someone that could buy half of Houston in the morning and still have a Helluva lot of money in the bank in the afternoon!

Memo to Kevin Sumlin:  Don’t lose to Les Miles and LSU in this spot son….just a friendly suggestion!

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24.  Bret Bielema, Arkansas – We are not quite sure what Arkansas AD Jeff Long had in mind when he hired Bret Bielema away from Wisconsin after the entire Bobby Petrino – John L. Smith Rolling Disaster of 2012 BUT we have to imagine that Jeff Long didn’t think that with one game left in Bielema’s THIRD season coaching the Razorbacks that the Chubby Man would be sitting on records of…

Overall: 16 – 20

SEC: 6 – 17

…and if Jeff Long did think the above records is what Bielema would have posted with one game left in his THIRD season on the job then it’s clear…

Jeff Long should be fired as the Arkansas AD this morning!

Just for comparison to the Chubby Man….Bobby Petrino posted the below records after THREE years on the job at Arkansas….

Overall: 23 – 15

SEC: 11 – 13

….and followed that up with a 11 – 2 record in 2011 and had one of the hottest teams in college football heading into the 2012 season when he took his motorcycle spill with the hot blonde and launched the Rolling Disaster that led to the Chubby Man being hired in Fayetteville.

To us it looks like the Missouri football team is spent after the on-campus stuff and Gary Pinkel’s retirement so we don’t know how much of a game that Mizzou can give Arkansas on Saturday BUT if the Tigers should happen to roll into Fayetteville and beat the Chubby Man and his Arkansas football team then Bret Bielema will find his ass on the Hot Seat for ANOTHER entire off-season and that’s no Damn fun so our recommendation…

Beat Missouri Chubby Man

…or it will be Hot Seat for you and that is a Helluva BIG Hot Seat for sure!

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25.  Trent Miles, Georgia State – Georgia State got another nice win on Saturday over South Alabama to raise their record to 4 – 6 on the season with only games left against….

Troy
At Georgia Southern

….and MAYBE if Trent Miles can find ONE more win this season he can hang onto his job at Georgia State which includes Miles’ below records after THREE years on the job:

Overall: 5 – 29

Sun Belt: 3 – 18

Well…MAYBE NOT….but whatever happens at least Georgia State is playing a little better football now and let’s hope the Panthers can finish strong starting with a win over Troy on Saturday.

26.  Chuck Martin, Miami (Ohio) – Chuck Martin and his Miami (Ohio) football team got another win on Saturday against UMass which is…

3 Wins on the Year

…..and leaves Chuck Martin’s records in TWO years on the job coaching the Redhawks at….

Overall: 5 – 19

MAC: 4 – 12

….which is good if you think….

1.67 Wins a Year

…is good which means it looks like Chuck Martin will find his ass on the Hot Seat for the foreseeable future until he starts WINNING some more football games!

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27.  Ron Caragher, San Jose State – Ron Caragher and his San Jose State football team got their MUST WIN on Saturday over Hawaii which raises the Spartans record in 2015 to…

5 – 6

….and now ALL that SJSU has to do is beat Boise State on Saturday to get to SIX wins on the season and judging by the way that the Broncos have played in recent weeks that is NOT out of the realm of possibility and we here at Coaches Hot Seat who have LOTS of personal and family ties to San Jose State University wish….

Ron Caragher and San Jose State GREAT LUCK against Boise State

….and why don’t you just go ahead Ron and….

Beat Those Bastards from Boise?

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28.  Doug Martin, New Mexico State – New Mexico State got their THIRD straight win on Saturday over La. Lafayette to raise the Aggies record to…

3 – 7

…on the season and with another against Arkansas State on Saturday at home in Las Cruces Doug Martin will get his long-suffering ass off the Hot Seat!

Give ‘em Hell Doug Martin!

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29.  David Beaty, Kansas – We HATE, HATE, HATE putting first-year head coaches on the Hot Seat unless they are coaching at a school where a new head coach should come out of the box winning lots of games BUT with Kansas now sitting on a record of….

0 – 11

…and looking about as woeful as any team we have seen play in 2015 we would like to welcome…

Kansas Head Coach David Beatty to the Hot Seat!

Call us CRAZY but we really didn’t know what to make of the David Beaty hire at Kansas last year especially in the wake of the….

Complete Freaking Disaster Hire of Charlie Weis at Kansas

….so we looked at David Beaty’s background in the college and high school coaching ranks and thought something like….

“Hell….who knows what this kid will do.”

…but one does have to wonder with the success at Tom Herman at Houston if a smarter move would have been for Kansas to hire a proven offensive or defensive coordinator or maybe even to hire one of the former head coaches that were then out-of-work…..like a Houston Nutt, Rick Neuheisel, Butch Davis….or someone similar who has a track-record at least and is NOT…

A Pompous Arrogant Ass Know-It-All like Charlie Weis!

Whatever we or someone else might have done as the AD of Kansas last year it’s really a moot point now and the only thing that matters is CAN David Beaty get things turned around at KU and to that point we took the time to watch Kansas play a couple of times this season and our impression of Beaty’s Jayhawks….

Not Much

….which really says it all and IF Kansas keeps playing like they are right now into 2016 they will probably not win a game next season as well which is a Helluva spot for the Kansas football program to be in right now….

Not Very Damn Good and Nothing To Look Forward To on the Horizon

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30.  Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech – With a couple of coaches getting fired Kliff Kingsbury of Texas Tech is back on the Hot Seat with his football team sitting on a record of….

6 – 5

….and needing a win over Texas on Thanksgiving Day to really make the 2015 season more than just…

MEH

…..and a loss in this spot to drop the Red Raiders record down to 6 – 6 and 3 – 6 in the Big 12 play would be a very bad thing indeed and would lead to Kliff Kingsbury spending ANOTHER offeason on the Hot Seat and we know that is…

Not Very Much Damn Fun

…..and yet another reason for Kingsbury to get a win in this spot is his overall record in THREE seasons at Tech which sits at…

18 – 18

…because what coach in his right mind wants to be on the wrong side of the College Football Mendoza-Line of .500 football after THREE years on the job?

No Coach is the answer to that question!

Good Luck against Texas Kliff and if you beat the ‘Horns = Off the Hot Seat until 2016 season at least!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, November 25, 2015 – Bo Schembechler

 

Go Get A Win Over Ohio State Jimmy!

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“When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when your team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing.”

And

“Those who stay will be champions”

And

“If I make a mistake, I’m going to make a mistake aggressively and I’m going to make it quickly. I don’t believe in sleeping on a decision.”

And

“A Michigan man will coach Michigan.”

And

“We want the Big 10 championship. And we’re going to win it as a TEAM. They can throw out all those great backs and great quarterbacks and great defensive players throughout the country and in this conference. But there’s going to be one team that is going play solely as a team. No man is more important than the team. No coach is more important than the team. THE TEAM! THE TEAM! THE TEAM! And if we think that way, all of us, everything that you do you take into consideration what effect does it have on my team? Because you can go into professional football, you can go anywhere you want to play after you leave here, you will never play for a team again. You’ll play for a contract. You’ll play for this. You’ll play for that. You’ll play for everything except the team. And think what a great thing it is to be a part of something that is THE TEAM! We’re going to win it. We’re going to win the championship again because we’re going to play as a team better than anyone else in the conference. We’re going to play together as a TEAM. We’re going to believe in each other. We’re not going to criticize each other. We’re not going to talk about each other. We’re going to encourage each other! And when we play as a team, when the old season is over, you and I know it’s going to be Michigan again. Michigan!”

And

Book Review: Bo’s Lasting Lessons, Three Star Leadership Blog – (Amazon.com Bo’s Lasting Lessons)

“Successful sports coaches seem to think that it’s part of their game plan to write books. After all, they’re celebrities of a sort and they know something about “winning” which is a popular topic with readers of all kinds.

Bo Schembechler is one of the most successful coaches in the history of college football. He coached Michigan football for twenty years, compiling a record of 234-65-8. During that time his teams won or tied for the Big Ten championship 13 times. He never had a losing season.

That’s why it’s somewhat amazing that it took so long for Bo’s Lasting Lessons to appear. But Bo Schembechler always did things his own way.

There are three big lessons in this book: values matter, keep the rules simple, and enforce them no matter what.

Values mattered for Schembechler. Honesty was the big one. He was going to be honest no matter what and he expected the same from his coaches, his players, and everyone else. The idea was simple: always do the right thing.

He kept the rules simple. He also made sure everyone who worked for him understood the rules. They included how players were to sit in team meetings and how they were expected to dress on road trips.

He enforced the rules he had. If anyone broke Bo’s rules there were consequences. And those consequences were as inevitable as nature.

Those are the big lessons, but there are lots of lessons and bits of wisdom scattered through the book. Here are some of my favorites.

If you’re the boss you have to accept the fact that you’re the bad cop and your assistants will be the good cops.

Don’t hire smart people and then not listen to their opinions.

Seek mentors, not money, especially in the early stages of your career.

Whatever your philosophy, whatever your standards, whatever your expectations, you establish those on day one. Don’t waste a second!

Recruit for character.

Develop leaders underneath you.

Goals can’t come from the top down. They’ve got to come from the people responsible for achieving them. Your job is to help them get there, and remind them every day what their goals are, and what they have to do to make their dreams come true.

Scuttle the star system. Give everyone a role and make it important.

Emphasize execution, not innovation.

There are lots more but you can find them for yourself when you read the book. I’ve got lots of things underlined, and Post-It notes dangle off lots of pages.

There are some things to watch for. First off, some of Bo’s recommendations don’t translate well to any environment other than an athletic team. Be prepared to modify them to suit.

And some things that Bo did back in the Sixties and Seventies aren’t things you can do today. Some of that involves privacy laws. Some of that is the way the world has changed. Be prepared to adapt that material, too.

Over the years, I’ve read lots of books by athletic coaches about how to achieve personal and business success. I’m almost always disappointed, but not this time.

This is an enjoyable and helpful book, in part because co-author John Bacon lets us see what I’m sure is the authentic Bo Schembechler. And Bo was a wise man and clear speaker.”

Wikipedia: Bo Schembechler