Monthly Archive: December 2015

ONE College Football Head Coach Facing A CANNOT LOSE Game In Championship Week – “They got a name for the winners in the world….I want a name when I lose…they call Alabama the Crimson Tide….call me Deacon Blues…Deacon Blues.”

 

“They got a name for the winners in the world….I want a name when I lose…they call Alabama the Crimson Tide….call me Deacon Blues…Deacon Blues.”

Enjoy the GREAT Steely Dan performing Deacon Blues!

There are a number of College Football Head Coaches facing CANNOT LOSE Games during Championship Week that would be DEVASTATED by a loss this weekend including…

Charlie Strong at Texas who REALLY needs what is an Incredibly Unlikely win over Baylor

Trent Miles at Georgia State who DESPERATELY needs to get Georgia State to 6 wins and a bowl game

Dennis Franchione at Texas State who is heading for the Hot Seat with another loss and 3 – 9 season

Doug Martin at New Mexico State who will try to avoid a 3 – 9 season himself

Nick Saban at Alabama who with a loss to Florida would have created one of the BIGGEST upsets in modern college football history

Bill Snyder at Kansas State who REALLY needs 6 wins to get his team to a bowl game even though in the Age of the Candy Ass the Wildcats might get to a bowl game with a 5 – 7 record

Mark Hudspeth at La. Lafayette whose football team has strangely cratered in 2015 and with a loss on Saturday would fall to 4 – 8 and find himself on the Hot Seat in the process

Joey Jones at South Alabama who NEEDS a win to get to 6 wins on the season and a bowl game for his football team

Dabo Swinney of Clemson who with a loss in this spot as the No. 1 team in the country would give up an EPIC chance to get the Tigers a shot for the National Title

…..but there is really only ONE game we here at Coaches Hot Seat care about and that is the…

Pac-12 Championship Game

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….and thus…

David Shaw, Stanford Head Coach, is the ONE Coach Facing a CANNOT LOSE Game on this Championship Weekend

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If one takes a look at the performance of Stanford Football since the end of World War II in the 1940s which is the ONLY time worth looking at when comparing today’s teams and head coaches to the past since before World War II is an all-together other historical time from today one finds:

Since 1946 or over 65 College Football Seasons between 1946 – 2011 Stanford Football WON….

FIVE Pac-12 Championships

….in the years 1951, 1970, 1971, 1992, 1999…and on Saturday against the USC Trojans in the Pac-12 Championship Game the Stanford Cardinal will play for its…

THIRD Pac-12 Championship

…in the last FOUR seasons!

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Maybe Stanford Football could get into the College Football Playoff with a WIN over USC if Clemson or Alabama lost on Saturday BUT we here at Coaches Hot Seat care little about that now because the First Goal of EVERY Stanford Athletics team is to win the…

Pac-12 Championship

…..and then focus on a potential National Championship and thus we hope that David Shaw and his football team are focused like Hell on a very talented USC team that is playing very well right now and will present a GREAT challenge to the Cardinal but then…

Taking on GREAT Challenges is what makes Life Worth Living

….and thus in this CANNOT LOSE Pac-12 Championship we can only say to the Cardinal:

If we are going to lower ourselves to attend a football game at the 49ers Stadium built in the WRONG DAMN PLACE in Santa Clara instead of San Francisco by that Trust Fund Boy and First-Class Moron Jed York (“Owner” of the 49ers) then for Damn sure…

Play Like Hell. Play Like Champions. Go Win the Pac-12 Championship!

Let’s bring this trophy back to The Farm…The Home of Champions….AGAIN!

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, December 4, 2015 – Robert F. Kennedy

 

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“There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why… I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”

And

“Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.”

And

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”

And

“Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.”

And

“All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don’t. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.”

And

“The problem of power is how to achieve its responsible use rather than its irresponsible and indulgent use — of how to get men of power to live for the public rather than off the public.”

And

“Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.”

And

“A revolution is coming — a revolution which will be peaceful if we are wise enough; compassionate if we care enough; successful if we are fortunate enough — But a revolution which is coming whether we will it or not. We can affect its character; we cannot alter its inevitability.”

And

“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.”

And

“Every dictatorship has ultimately strangled in the web of repression it wove for its people, making mistakes that could not be corrected because criticism was prohibited.”

And

Something about the fact that I made some contribution to either my country, or those who were less well off. I think back to what Camus wrote about the fact that “perhaps this world is a world in which children suffer, but we can lessen the number of suffering children, and if you do not do this, then who will do this? I’d like to feel that I’d done something to lessen that suffering.”

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“Some men see things as they are and say, ‘Why’? I dream of things that never were and say, ‘Why not’?” Robert Kennedy made this quotation famous during his 1968 Presidential campaign. Although he apparently used it on several occasions as a kind of slogan, the only occasion for which we have been able to find documentation is his speech at the University of Kansas on March 18, 1968. In its original form, the quotation was said by the serpent in George Bernard Shaw’s play Back to Methuselah , and was used by President Kennedy in his Speech to the Irish Parliament on June 28, 1963: “Speaking as an Irishman [Shaw] summed up an approach to life: ‘Other people,’ he said, ‘see things and say: why – but I dream things that never were and say: why not.'”

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“On this generation of Americans falls the burden of proving to the world that we really mean it when we say all men are created free and are equal before the law. All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don’t. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.” Speech, Law Day Exercises of the University of Georgia Law School, May 6, 1961.

And

“The future is not a gift: it is an achievement. Every generation helps make its own future. This is the essential challenge of the present.” Address, Seattle World’s Fair, August 7, 1962.

And

“Since the days of Greece and Rome when the word ‘citizen’ was a title of honor, we have often seen more emphasis put on the rights of citizenship than on its responsibilities. And today, as never before in the free world, responsibility is the greatest right of citizenship and service is the greatest of freedom’s privileges.” Speech, University of San Francisco Law School, San Francisco, California, September 29, 1962.

And

“I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil.” Speech, Athens, Georgia, May 6, 1961.”All great questions must be raised by great voices, and the greatest voice is the voice of the people – speaking out – in prose, or painting or poetry or music; speaking out – in homes and halls, streets and farms, courts and cafes – let that voice speak and the stillness you hear will be the gratitude of mankind.” Address, New York City, January 22, 1963.

And

“When he shall die take him and cut him out into stars and he shall make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun.” Quoting Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at the Democratic National Convention, 8/27/64.

And

“President Kennedy’s favorite quote was really from Dante : ‘The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of moral crisis preserve their neutrality.'” Columbia University/Barnard Democratic Club, 10/5/64.

And

“And as long as America must choose, that long will there be a need and a place for the Democratic Party. We Democrats can run on our record but we cannot rest on it. We will win if we continue to take the initiative and if we carry the message of hope and action throughout the country. Alexander Smith once said, ‘A man doesn’t plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.’ Let us continue to plant, and our children shall reap the harvest. That is our destiny as Democrats.” Testimonial Dinner for Lieutenant Governor Patrick J. Lucey of Wisconsin, August 15, 1965.

And

“Democracy is no easy form of government. Few nations have been able to sustain it. For it requires that we take the chances of freedom; that the liberating play of reason be brought to bear of events filled with passion; that dissent be allowed to make its appeal for acceptance; that men chance error in their search for the truth.” Statement on Vietnam, February 19, 1966.

And

“Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly.” Day of Affirmation Address, University of Capetown, South Africa, June 6, 1966.

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“We must recognize the full human equality of all our people – before God, before the law, and in the councils of government. We must do this not because it is economically advantageous – although it is; not because the laws of God and man command it – although they do command it; not because people in other lands wish it so. We must do it for the single and fundamental reason that it is the right thing to do.” Day of Affirmation Address, University of Capetown, South African, June 6, 1966.

And

“Nations, like men, often march to the beat of different drummers, and the precise solutions of the United States can neither be dictated nor transplanted to others. What is important is that all nations must march toward a increasing freedom; toward justice for all; toward a society strong and flexible enough to meet the demands of all of its own people, and a world of immense and dizzying change.” Day of Affirmation Address, University of Capetown, South African, June 6, 1966.

And

“This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the life of ease.” Day of Affirmation Address, University of Capetown, South Africa, June 6, 1966.

And

“Few will have the greatness to bend history; but each of us can work to change a small portion of the events, and in the total of all these acts will be written the history of this generation…It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is thus shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” Day of Affirmation Address, University of Capetown, South Africa, June 6, 1966.

And

“The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of bold projects and new ideas. Rather, it will belong to those who can blend passion, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the great enterprises and ideals of American society.” Address, University of California at Berkeley, October 22, 1966.

And

“The sharpest criticism often goes hand in hand with the deepest idealism and love of country.” Address, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 24, 1967.

And

“If we fail to dare, if we do not try, the next generation will harvest the fruit of our indifference; a world we did not want – a world we did not choose – but a world we could have made better, by caring more for the results of our labors. And we shall be left only with the hollow apology of T.S. Eliot: ‘That is not what I meant at all. That is not it, at all’.” 8/23/67, Americana Hotel, New York, N.Y.

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“Perhaps we cannot prevent this world from being a world in which children are tortured. But we can reduce the number of tortured children. And if you don’t help us, who else in the world can help us do this?” From Albert Camus. Appears on the dedication page of Robert F. Kennedy’s last book, To Seek a Newer World (Doubleday, 1967).

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“Too much and too long, we seem to have surrendered community excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things. Our gross national product…if we should judge American by that – counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage. It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for those who break them. It counts the destruction of our redwoods and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic sprawl. It counts napalm and the cost of a nuclear warhead, and armored cars for police who fight riots in our streets. It counts Whitman’s rifle and Speck’s knife, and the television programs which glorify violence in order to sell toys to our children.

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“Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages; the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage; neither our wisdom nor our learning; neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country; it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile. And it tells us everything about America except why we are proud that we are Americans.” Address, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, March 18, 1968.

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“I am glad to come to the University of Alabama. I’m delighted to see the inside of this building. I didn’t think it meant anything that they snuck me around the back way. They said someone was waiting out in front there.” March 21, 1968.

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“Aeschylus wrote: In our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God. What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence or lawlessness; but love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or they be black. Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of the world. Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.” Statement on the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Indianapolis, Indiana, April 4, 1968. Additional detail .

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“What has violence ever accomplished? What has it ever created? No martyr’s cause has ever been stilled by an assassin’s bullet.
“No wrongs have ever been righted by riots and civil disorders. A sniper is only a coward, not a hero; and an uncontrolled, uncontrollable mob is only the voice of madness, not the voice of reason.

And

“Whenever any American’s life is taken by another American unnecessarily – whether it is done in the name of the law or in the defiance of the law, by one man or a gang, in cold blood or in passion, in an attack of violence or in response to violence – whenever we tear at the fabric of the life which another man has painfully and clumsily woven for himself and his children, the whole nation is degraded.” On the Mindless Menace of Violence, Cleveland, Ohio, April 5, 1968.

And

“I think we can end the divisions within the United States. What I think is quite clear is that we can work together in the last analysis. And that what has been going on with the United States over the period of that last three years, the divisions, the violence, the disenchantment with our society, the divisions- whether it’s between blacks and whites, between the poor and the more affluent, or between age groups, or in the war in Vietnam – that we can work together. We are a great country, and unselfish country and a compassionate country. And I intend to make that my basis for running.” California Victory Speech, Los Angeles, California, June 4, 1968.

Wikipedia:  Robert F. Kennedy

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21.  Brad Lambert, Charlotte – It’s not easy evaluating the head coach of a college football program playing its first year on the FBS leave as Brad Lambert and the Charlotte 49ers are doing in 2015 and we especially don’t like putting first-year CFB head coaches on the Hot Seat which technically Lambert is NOT since this is his first-year on the FBS level….third year overall as the head coach at Charlotte….BUT when you lose…

10 Straight Football Games

….you are going to get the attention of Coaches Hot Seat and that is what Brad Lambert have now gone and done….

Charlotte lost their LAST 10 football games in 2015

…to end the season at 2 – 10 which leads us to ask:

How is that move to the FBS working out for your Charlotte 49ers?

What exactly the standard should be for a head football coach leading a CFB program into the FBS division relative to finding his ass on the Hot Seat is still not very clear to us here at Coaches Hot Seat BUT until we do figure out the proper protocol on that issue we can only say…

Welcome to the Hot Seat Brad Lambert

….and the ONLY way off the Hot Seat is…

Start Winning Some Football Games in 2016 Son!

22.  Paul Petrino, Idaho – Idaho has announced that Paul Petrino will be returning for a THIRD season as the head coach of the Idaho Vandals after posting a record of…

6 – 29

….in his first TWO years on the job which we guess can be characterized as an “improving” football program with the Vandals moving from…

ONE Win in 2014

To

FOUR Wins in 2015

…and who the Hell knows….maybe Paul Petrino can lead Idaho to SIX-plus wins in 2016….or maybe not BUT when you are sitting on a record of…

6 – 29

….in TWO years on the job you are on the Hot Seat….PERIOD.

23.  Larry Coker, Texas-San Antonio – The interesting case of Larry Coker continues to unfold in San Antonio with some very interesting yearly win numbers being posted by Coach Coker and his football team starting with Coker’s first year on the FBS level at UTSA when the Roadrunners in 2012 posted a record of….

8 – 4

….which was followed by a record of….

7 – 5

…..in 2013 and at the beginning of the 2014 college football season on Thursday night game on September 4 Larry Coker’s UTSA football team lost to Arizona by the very close score of…

25 – 23

….in a home game in San Antonio and since that close loss to the Wildcats Coker’s UTSA team has produced a combined record over the last TWO seasons of…

6 – 16!

What could cause a football program that looked like one Helluva football program in the early part of the 2014 season fall completely apart over the last year-plus that was capped-off by losing the last game of the 2015 season to Middle Tennessee by the score of 42 – 7?

We haven’t a Damn clue to the answer to that question But for Damn sure Larry Coker better get things turned around in a Helluva hurry at UTSA or we have no doubt the Roadrunners will be out looking for a new head football coach that can get back the momentum that Coach Coker had going at UTSA just a year or so ago.

Yes…it was 15 seasons ago that Larry Coker led the Miami Hurricanes to a National Championship with a win over Nebraska in the Rose Bowl in the Bogus BSC Championship AND no doubt if Coaches Hot Seat had started one year earlier Coker would have been on the Hot Seat in his last year at Miami in 2006 when the Hurricanes went 6 – 6 which led to Coker’s firing which was just the beginning of a long spiral down of the Miami Hurricanes football program…until the hiring of Mark Richt in 2015?

Only time will tell….only time will tell.

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24.  Todd Graham, Arizona State – We give very little leeway here at Coaches Hot Seat for…

Coaches that have EVERYTHING at college football programs especially when they are past their SECOND year on the job and don’t meet EXPECTATIONS

….and in 2015 in Todd Graham’s FOURTH year at Arizona State the Sun Devils who were picked by a few to play in the College Football Playoff before the season posted records of…

6 – 6 overall

4 – 5 in Pac-12 play

….and that has landed Todd Graham on the Hot Seat that ONLY a dominating performance in the upcoming bowl game for the Sun Devils will Graham be able to do anything about.

Interestingly in the TWO jobs where Todd Graham has coached for FOUR seasons….

Tulsa and Arizona State

….Graham has posted remarkably similar records of…

Tulsa: 36 – 17

Arizona State: 34 – 18

….at the end of his FOURTH year on the job which is something we have debated in recent weeks to why that is so especially as Arizona State has collapsed down the stretch in 2015 and the consensus here is…

We don’t have a Freaking Clue why Graham’s records at Tulsa and Arizona State are so similar

…..but then we had the opportunity to see Tulsa play in person a few years ago now sitting right behind the Tulsa sideline AND we have seen Arizona State play several times in recent years and watched the Arizona State sideline from on the field and our general impression….

Todd Graham’s football teams don’t have much fun playing the great game of football!

In 2015….that is a BIG problem and something Todd Graham needs to fix in our opinion in the upcoming offseason because Graham cannot afford another…

6 Loss Season

….because it’s our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat that if Arizona State loses SIX games again 2016 Todd Graham will be out of a job a year from today.

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25.  Pete Lembo, Ball State – Moving over from Elon for the 2011 college football season to Ball State head coach Pete Lembo came out of the chute on fire posting records of…

2011:  6 – 6
2012:  9 – 4
2013:  10 – 3

….coaching the Cardinals which included trips to two bowls games but in the last TWO seasons Lembo has posted a combined record of…

8 – 16

….and no doubt will be coaching for his job in 2016 because a THIRD straight losing season at a MAC school like Ball State that SHOULD be posting 6 – 6 records at a minimum ever season would NOT be a Good Thing and with that in mind we can only say to Pete Lembo in this spot….

Work Hard Son in the Offseason Son….Work Very Damn Hard!

26.  Chuck Martin, Miami (Ohio) – The case for Miami (Ohio) head coach Chuck Martin to be on the Hot Seat is a very simple one because in TWO seasons coaching Redhawks Martin has posted records of…

Overall:  5 – 19

MAC:  4 – 12

….and it would be just be Damn Wrong of us to NOT put Chuck Martin on the Hot Seat with those kind of records whether Martin agrees with us or not and thus 2016 will no doubt be THE YEAR for Martin which means more than likely….

Either 6 wins or better Son….OR….it’s over for you….at Miami (Ohio) at least!

27.  Chris Creighton, Eastern Michigan – Frankly we know very little about Eastern Michigan head coach Chris Creighton other than he was the head football coach at Drake after Rob Ash who had moved on to Montana State (and who was just fired opening up one of the best jobs on the FCS level in our opinion that FBS assistants wanting to get some experience as a head coach should be going after hard in our opinion since Bozeman, Montana is an awesome place to live and work!) and now Eastern Michigan where Creighton has just completed his second season and has records on the board of…

Overall:  3 – 21

MAC:  1 – 15

…which we would classify as Pretty Damn Bad even considering that Creighton took over a Pretty Damn Bad football program at EMU.

Much like Chuck Martin at Miami (Ohio) Chris Creighton will need to get some more wins in 2016 and get the Eastern Michigan program moving in the right direction or it will be the Hot Seat and IF there are not enough wins….

Maybe the Chopping Block

….because in this age you either perform as a CFB head coach or…

You are on the Chopping Block!

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28.  Derek Mason, Vanderbilt – When one looks at what Vanderbilt Football was able to do in 2015 one finds…

4 Wins

OVER

FCS Austin Peay

Middle Tennessee by 4 points

Missouri by 7 points

Kentucky by 4 points

AND

8 Losses

….which no doubt is an improvement over the 3 – 9 record that Derek Mason posted in 2014 BUT only a SLIGHT improvement and in 2016 Derek Mason will have to continue that improvement at Vandy and really push for 6 wins and a bowl game next year or the Hot Seat will begin to become very HOT in Nashville!

Keep Working Hard Derek Mason…not that you wouldn’t son!

29.  Chad Morris, SMU – For all the talk about SMU head coach Chad Morris being an offensive genius in Morris’ first year coaching the Mustangs he posted a record of…

2 – 10

…and his last game of the 2015 his SMU football team lost to Middle Tennessee by the score of…

63 – 0

….which makes us wonder here at Coaches Hot Seat:

Just what in the Hell is going on with Chad Morris at SMU?

Well for Damn sure when you are giving up an average of…

48 Points Per Game

….as SMU did this season you are NOT going to win very many football games and we have some new for Chad Morris…

It doesn’t matter what kind of Offensive Genius you are Son….if your football team is going to continue to give-up 45-plus points a game your head coaching run is going to be a short one indeed!

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30.  Charlie Partridge, Florida Atlantic – After starting the 2015 season at 1 – 6 we will say that we did see some improvement by FAU in their last SIX games of the season which included….

A Win over Florida International

A Decent Game against a very good Western Kentucky team

A Close Loss to Middle Tennessee

An Overtime Loss to the SEC Eastern Division Champs Florida

A Win over Old Dominion

Now the task for FAU head coach Charlie Partridge who in TWO seasons coaching the Owls has posted records of…

Overall:  6 – 18

CUSA: 5 – 11

….is to win some MORE games and in 2016 we are expecting Charlie…

6 Wins Minimum!

Get Your Ass To Work..Meaning Work Even Harder Charlie Partridge!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, December 3, 2015 – Clint Eastwood

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“I don’t believe in pessimism. If something doesn’t come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it’s going to rain, it will.”

And

“I have a very strict gun control policy: if there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it.”

And

“I’m interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.”

And

“I’ve never met a genius. A genius to me is someone who does well at something he hates. Anybody can do well at something he loves – it’s just a question of finding the subject.”

And

“Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.”

And

“Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.”

And

“Go ahead, make my day”

And

“I tried being reasonable, I didn’t like it.”

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“I would just like to say something, ladies and gentlemen. Something that I think is very important. It is that, you, we – we own this country. We – we own it. It is not you owning it, and not politicians owning it. Politicians are employees of ours.”

And

“The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.”

And

“I’m not really conservative. I’m conservative on certain things. I believe in less government. I believe in fiscal responsibility and all those things that maybe Republicans used to believe in but don’t any more.”

And

“You have to feel confident. If you don’t, then you’re going to be hesitant and defensive, and there’ll be a lot of things working against you.”

And

“I don’t believe in pessimism. If something doesn’t come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it’s going to rain, it will.”

And

“I’ve never met a genius. A genius to me is someone who does well at something he hates. Anybody can do well at something he loves – it’s just a question of finding the subject.”

And

“I’ve taken advantage of a few breaks that came along and moved along with them.”

And

“My old drama coach used to say, ‘Don’t just do something, stand there.’ Gary Cooper wasn’t afraid to do nothing.”

And

“I was always respectful of people who were deeply religious because I always felt that if they gave themselves to it, then it had to be important to them. But if you can go through life without it, that’s OK, too. It’s whatever suits you.”

Wikipedia: Clint Eastwood

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, December 2, 2015 – Chuck Noll

 

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“A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose main enjoyment is winning.”

And

“Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it.”

And

“It’s not pleasant when you lose your whole football team.”

And

“The key to a winning season is focusing on one opponent at a time. Winning one week at a time. Never look back and never look ahead.”

And

“The thrill isn’t in the winning, it’s in the doing.”

And

“Good things happen to those who hustle.”

Wikipedia Page: Chuck Noll

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11.  Paul Haynes, Kent State – Kent State completed their 2015 season on Saturday with a 20 – 0 loss to Akron which is the Flashes FIFTH straight loss to end the season which saw head coach Paul Haynes football team post records of…

3 – 9 overall

2 – 6 in MAC play

….and after THREE seasons at Kent State Paul Haynes has records on the board of…

Overall:  9 – 26

MAC:  6 – 17

The above records by Haynes are especially shocking to us because Haynes took over a Kent State football team that won…

11 Games in 2012

…and they have won a total of only 9 football games the last THREE seasons!

Now that is a Helluva drop-off and why Paul Haynes is on the Hot Seat BUT we haven’t a clue if LOSING like this is tolerated at Kent State or not in this…

Age of the Candy Asses

…..where the sports media exists mainly to…

Kiss the Asses of Players and Coaches

….and 5 – 7 football teams can go to bowl games!

Got the Decline and Fall of the American Republic?

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12.  Ron Turner, Florida International – Ron Turner took over the FIU football program before the 2013 college football season after the mystifying firing of the last FIU head coach Mario Cristobal who in his last THREE seasons coaching the Golden Panthers won…

18 Football Games

….and in the last THREE seasons Ron Turner as the head coach at FIU has won…

10 Football Games

….so naturally Ron Turner is still the head coach at FIU because…

We live in the Age of the Candy Asses

…where Up is Down…Average is Great….and Les Miles can have a record of…

10 – 10 in his last 20 SEC games against teams with .500 or better records

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….and hang onto his job which may be the most ABSURD thing we have heard of in recent times beyond that the trace gas CO2 which is…

400 Parts Per Million in the Earth’s Atmosphere

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….actually controls temperatures on the Earth and causes “Climate Change” which is Complete Horseshit to anyone that has taken and passed Physics 101 in college which we would say 99% of the Idiots that believe in Bogus “Climate Change” HAVE NOT DONE and COULD NOT DO on the very best Damn day of their lives!  

Memo to the Bogus Climate Change Whack Jobs:  The Earth’s Climate has ALWAYS Been-A-Changing and will still Be-A-Changing Long After Pitiful Human Beings Are Gone From The Earth Entirely and No Longer Remembered in the Universe

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Getting back to Ron Turner we haven’t a Damn clue why he was hired at FIU nor a Damn clue why he is still the head coach at FIU but we do know we are living in the…

Age of the Candy Asses!

Yes…we know that for Damn sure!

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13.  Tim DeRuyter, Fresno State – No one here at Coaches Hot Seat has a Damn clue why after posting a record of…

20 – 6

….in his first TWO years at Fresno State that now Tim DeRuyter has posted a record of…

9 – 17

….in his last TWO years at Fresno State BUT something is going on in River City…make that Fresno, California and what that “something” is it ain’t good as they would say in the South!

Consider this for a moment….in Tim DeRuyter’s FOURTH season at Fresno State his football team posted a 3 – 9 record and got wins over…

Abilene Christian
UNLV
Hawaii

….with the UNLV game barely won over a team with a first-year head coach and Hawaii having already fired its head coach and as for Abilene Christian….No Damn Big Whoop winning that game!

Please…someone tell us what has happened at Fresno State since 2013 when Tim DeRuyter had a football team that won 11 football games only two years ago and WON the Mountain West Conference Title and in 2015 the Bulldogs were barely able to win…

3 Football Games!

Sorry…there is a PROBLEM at Fresno State of some kind and if we had the time we would drive up to Fresno and go all Jim Rockford on the program and figure out what that PROBLEM is but alas we don’t have the time for that even though it would be great fun BUT for Damn sure Tim DeRuyter better fix that PROBLEM whatever the Hell it is or he is going to be out of a head coaching job and will be Damn lucky to get another head coaching job on the FBS level anytime in the future if he is fired at Fresno State.

Just us…if we are Tim DeRuyter we are moving a bed into the office and not going home until the 2016 season is over…but that’s just us!

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14.  Gary Andersen, Oregon State – A Coaches Hot Seat member took some time at lunch on Monday and watched the entire Oregon State – Oregon game again and noticed the following things compared to the way the Beavers were playing in recent weeks….

“Maybe it was the Civil War Game but Oregon State looked a lot more focused and motivated than they have in recent weeks in playing against the Ducks and maybe there has been a slight change in Gary Andersen’s approach but whatever is going on in Corvallis it was a positive game for Andersen and his football team.”

Whatever the Hell is going on inside the Oregon State football team right now we know that it’s going to be very hard for Gary Andersen to get to even SIX wins in the next TWO football seasons because of the toughness of the Pac-12 Conference overall and thus that is why we are going to set a benchmark for Gary Andersen to try and hit…

It will be an AMAZING coaching job by Gary Andersen and his assistant coaches if…

Oregon State wins 5 or more games in 2016

Oregon State wins 6 or more games in 2017

AND

In our opinion…Gary Andersen really needs to find a way to get Oregon State to FOUR wins minimum in 2016 after winning TWO games in 2015.

Good Luck Gary Andersen!

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15.  Craig Bohl, Wyoming – Talk about a Helluva tough situation….

Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl has now completed TWO seasons on the job and has posted records of…

Overall:  6 – 18

MWC:  4 – 12

….and we try to imagine ourselves sitting in the Cowboys head coach’s office in Laramie, Wyoming and thinking…

How in the Hell I am going to turn this thing around NEXT YEAR meaning in 2016?

In our opinion a turnaround will all come down to….MOTIVATION…meaning how MOTIVATED are the Wyoming players to do the hard workouts in the offseason, do the necessary practicing on their own, do all the things between now and when camp opens up in August 2016 to be the best players they can possibly be and then work like Hell in Fall camp and be ready to play when they host…

Northern Illinois in September 3, 2016 in Laramie

….and then more importantly travel to Lincoln, Nebraska to play the…

Nebraska Cornhuskers on September 10, 2016

…which in our opinion is a game where the Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl should be on the other sideline as the head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

It will be fascinating to see how hungry the Wyoming players and coaches are to get ready for the 2016 season and how they come out against Northern Illinois next September which will show a lot since NIU should be bringing back a very good football team and Wyoming would thus have a chance to knock of a very good football team at home in an effort to get things turned around in Laramie!

Good Luck Craig Bohl!

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16.  Jeff Monken, Army – With Army now sitting on a record in 2015 of…

2 – 9

…and only Navy left to play which is probably the BEST football team Army will play this season it’s beginning to look like Jeff Monken is also going to FAIL in getting things straightened out with the Army Football program and that’s a Damn shame because that would be TWO straight very good football coaches…

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…..who have FAILED at Army…..that is if Jeff Monken cannot get things turned around at West Point in the next year or so at most.

We wish there is something we could write in this spot on what Jeff Monken or the folks at West Point should or could do in this spot to get Army Football turned around but the Honest Damn Truth is…

We Don’t Have A Damn Clue

And that’s just a Damn Shame!

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17.  Ron Caragher, San Jose State – Here’s our basic theory on football coaches that take over DECENT football programs and for Damn sure Ron Caragher took over a DECENT football program at San Jose State from Mike MacIntyre before the 2013 season:

The first year is a wash but if you are taking over a DECENT football program then the team shouldn’t collapse and in Ron Caragher’s first year at SJSU his football team posted a record of 6 – 6 which is Pretty Good.

In the second year the team should improve at least SLIGHTLY and should play better overall after a coach has had two full Spring Practices and Fall Camps to get his system in and in Ron Caragher’s second year at SJSU his football team posted a record of 3 – 9 which frankly…Sucks!

In the third year the football team should show more improvement and should start looking like a team that is getting better each time it practices and plays a game since a head coach will have had THREE Spring Practices and Fall Camps and thus there are NO EXCUSES and in Ron Caragher’s third year at SJSU his football team posted a record of 5 – 7 which is in our opinion is…Below Average….of what…

San Jose State Football SHOULD be in Ron Caragher’s THIRD year at the school after taking over a DECENT football team if not a Helluva lot better than DECENT!

Is it really too much to ask for a football team to look like it’s a better playing and coached team in Year Three over a head coach’s First Year on the job?

Hell No and as we watched San Jose State play in 2015 it looked like to us the Spartans have regressed from Ron Caragher’s first year on the job in 2013 and that kind of thing makes us go…

Just What in the Hell is going on here…meaning at San Jose State?

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Well…we did a little digging….in San Jose over the last few days when there were several Coaches Hot Seat members in the Bay area for the Notre Dame – Stanford game and from that digging along with reading stories like this one for Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News…

San Jose State football: Coach Ron Caragher’s return, Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News

….we have come to the conclusion that the THINGS that coaches do to build and sustain winning college football programs are just NOT happening under Ron Caragher and that unless something changes 2016 will be a Helluva lot like 2015 when the Spartans basically beat….

No Team of Substance…PERIOD.

That’s our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat and seeing and hearing what we saw and heard in the last few days if we were the AD at San Jose State we would be…

Lighting A Fire Under Ron Caragher’s Ass

…and putting him on notice that his job is now day-to-day and if he is not working his ass off every day between now and Signing Day in February we might just fire his ass then because Mediocrity is just flat-out…

NOT Going To Be Tolerated With the San Jose State Football Team…PERIOD.

Unfortunately in our opinion….most of the folks in San Jose State Athletics are Dead Asleep and/or Asleep at the Switch whichever phrase floats your boat and that being Asleep has led Ron Caragher to conclude that he can just float along and keep his job even if not posting .500 or better records coaching the Spartans.

Sorry that party is about to end above Ron Caragher’s ass and work its way down to Ron unless the folks in San Jose State Athletics start working like the House is on Fire and burning down around them instead of the Continuous Siestas they are on now….in our humble opinion of course!

Oh…the handful of folks here at Coaches Hot Seat with degrees from San Jose State University after hearing the report on what a few Coaches Hot Seat members had found in around the SJSU Athletics Department and Football Team are…

Getting on the Phone and starting to call people and chewing some ass in the process so take that for what it’s worth.

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18.  Doug Martin, New Mexico State – New Mexico State lost to Arkansas State on Saturday which dropped the Aggies records in 2015 down to….

3 – 8 overall

3 – 4 in Sun Belt play

…and NMSU head coach Doug Martin’s records in THREE years at the school now stand at…

Overall: 7 – 28

Sun Belt: 4 – 11

…..and we would classify that as BAD but we don’t have a Freaking Clue what the folks at New Mexico State think about it but for Damn sure those are Hot Seat-like numbers and that is where Doug Martin now sits….

On the Hot Seat!

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19.  David Beaty, Kansas – With the loss to Kansas State on Saturday the Mighty Kansas Jayhawks finished under first-year head coach David Beaty with a record of….

0 – 12

…..and against the 11 FBS teams Kansas played and lost to they lost by an average of…..

33.4 Points Per Game!

Sorry…even if we are talking about Kansas Football and even if we are talking about David Beaty taking over a Complete Freaking Disaster from that Sorry Excuse for a Human Being Charlie Weis at Kansas we have to wonder….

Can David Beaty turn this thing around?

….or should the AD at Kansas realize he has a Big 12 job that is a very Damn valuable commodity in the coaching world today that will require and demand in our opinion an…

Experienced Head Football Coach

….to turn things around and thus fire Beaty TODAY :and go hire an…

Experienced Head Football Coach

…before ANOTHER college football season is lost at Kansas?

Frankly if we were made AD at Kansas tomorrow from what we saw of Kansas in 2015 we would tell David Beaty….

“Thanks son, but we are going in a different direction and your services are no longer required at the University of Kansas.”

….and we would go out and hire an….

Experienced Head Football Coach!

For some reason Macbeth comes to mind when thinking of some of the IDIOT decisions make by Athletic Directors across America including the AD at Kansas Sheahon Zenger who has now hired TWO football coaches in Charlie Weis and David Beaty who have posted a Combined Record over the past FOUR football seasons of…

6 – 34!

Please…how is Sheahon Zenger still employed as the AD at the University of Kansas…anyone?

Macbeth: Scene V

“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.”

Yep..Signifying Nothing and Just Damn Idiocy at the University of Kansas!

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20.  Dave Clawson, Wake Forest – When Dave Clawson was hired to succeed Jim Grobe at Wake Forest after the 2013 season we had our doubts BUT Clawson had decent records as the head coach at Fordham and Richmond followed by a Complete Freaking Disaster in his one season as the offensive coordinator at Tennessee when a sputtering Vols offense basically cost Phil Fulmer his job in Knoxville BUT AGAIN from what we have seen of Wake Forest the last TWO seasons under Dave Clawson who has posted records of…

Overall:  6 – 18

ACC:  2 – 14

…we have some serious Damn doubts if Clawson can even turn Wake Forest into a 6 – 6 football program forget about actually doing something in the ACC.

If it had been us as the AD at Wake Forest we would have hired an experienced head coach….probably from the MAC or FCS Division….that threw the football around and scored a lot of points and ran a very Damn easy to understand and run offense which is NOT Dave Clawson’s offense in our opinion and yet…

Dave Clawson is the Head Football Coach at Wake Forest

….and has TWO wins in the ACC in TWO seasons on the job!

Oh the Damn Idiocy!

We are thinking that a MANDATORY course for ALL FBS Athletic Directors that they should be required to take and pass before becoming an AD on the FBS level should be….

Freaking Damn Common Sense 101!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, December 1, 2015 – Herman Melville

 

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“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.”

And

“It is not down in any map; true places never are.”

And

“Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.”

And

“I am, as I am; whether hideous, or handsome, depends upon who is made judge.”

And

“There are some persons in this world, who, unable to give better proof of being wise, take a strange delight in showing what they think they have sagaciously read in mankind by uncharitable suspicions of them.”

And

“There is no dignity in wickedness, whether in purple or rags; and hell is a democracy of devils, where all are equals.”

And

“There are times when even the most potent governor must wink at transgression, in order to preserve the laws inviolate for the future.”

And

“Is there some principal of nature which states that we never know the quality of what we have until it is gone?”

And

“Truth uncompromisingly told will always have its ragged edges.”

And

“It is impossible to talk or to write without apparently throwing oneself helplessly open.”

And

“To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.”

And

“There is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself.”

And

“A smile is the chosen vehicle of all ambiguities.”

And

“A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.”

And

“Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth.”

And

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”

And

“Heaven have mercy on us all – Presbyterians and Pagans alike – for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending.”

And

“He who has never failed somewhere, that man cannot be great.”

And

“There is one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath.”

And

“There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes his whole universe for a vast practical joke.”

And

“Truth is the silliest thing under the sun. Try to get a living by the Truth and go to the Soup Societies. Heavens! Let any clergyman try to preach the Truth from its very stronghold, the pulpit, and they would ride him out of his church on his own pulpit bannister.”

And

“They talk of the dignity of work. The dignity is in leisure.”

And

“Know, thou, that the lines that live are turned out of a furrowed brow.”

And

“At sea a fellow comes out. Salt water is like wine, in that respect.”

And

“In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without passport; whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.”

And

“Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable, and attesting her eternity.”

And

“To be hated cordially, is only a left-handed compliment.”

And

“To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it.”

And

“Yet habit – strange thing! What cannot habit accomplish?”

And

“A whale ship was my Yale College and my Harvard.”

And

“There is sorrow in the world, but goodness too; and goodness that is not greenness, either, no more than sorrow is.”

And

“Whatever fortune brings, don’t be afraid of doing things.”

And

“He piled upon the whale’s white hump the sum of all the general rage and hate felt by his whole race from Adam down; and then, as if his chest had been a mortar, he burst his hot heart’s shell upon it.”

And

“Truth is in things, and not in words.”

And

“Faith, like a jackal, feeds among the tombs, and even from these dead doubts she gathers her most vital hope.”

And

“There is all of the difference in the world between paying and being paid.”

And

“There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness is the true method.”

And

“There is something wrong about the man who wants help. There is somewhere a deep defect, a want, in brief, a need, a crying need, somewhere about that man.”

And

“Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses, – for it is a sign of strength to be weak, to know it, and out with it – not in a set way and ostentatiously, though, but incidentally and without premeditation.”

And

“Toil is man’s allotment; toil of brain, or toil of hands, or a grief that’s more than either, the grief and sin of idleness.”

And

“Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver, but less daring. Thus with seamen: he who goes the oftenest round Cape Horn goes the most circumspectly.”

And

“We Americans are the peculiar, chosen people — the Israel of our time; we bear the ark of the liberties of the world.”

And

“It is better to fail in originality, than to succeed in imitation. He who has never failed somewhere, that man can not be great. Failure is the true test of greatness.”

And

“It is hard to be finite upon an infinite subject, and all subjects are infinite.”

And

“I have no objection to any person’s religion, be it what it may, so long as that person does not kill or insult any other person, because that other person don’t believe it also. But when a man’s religion becomes really frantic; when it is a positive torment to him; and, in fine, makes this earth of ours an uncomfortable inn to lodge in; then I think it high time to take that individual aside and argue the point with him.”

And

“Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.”

And

“I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing.”

And

“As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.”

And

“I try all things, I achieve what I can.”

And

“Ignorance is the parent of fear.”

And

“Top-heavy was the ship as a dinnerless student with all Aristotle in his head.”

And

“All men live enveloped in whale-lines. All are born with halters round their necks; but it is only when caught in the swift, sudden turn of death, that mortals realize the silent, subtle, ever-present perils of life. And if you be a philosopher, though seated in the whale-boat, you would not at heart feel one whit more of terror, than though seated before your evening fire with a poker, and not a harpoon, by your side.”

Wikipedia: Herman Melville