Daily Archive: April 12, 2017

#8 Hot Seat Head Coach – Mark Whipple, UMass – #9 Hot Seat Head Coach – Lance Leipold, Buffalo – #10 Hot Seat Head Coach – David Beaty, Kansas

 

#8 Hot Seat Head Coach – Mark Whipple, UMass

We don’t know what the expectations are at UMass in Mark Whipple’s second go-around as head coach of the Minuteman…this time in FBS….but in THREE seasons on the job Whipple has posted records of…

2014:  3 – 9
2015:  3 – 9
2016:  2 – 10

Overall:  8 – 28

Who are those 8 wins against exactly over the past 3 seasons?

Kent State
Eastern Michigan
Ball State
FIU
Eastern Michigan
Buffalo
FIU
Wagner

NOPE…not very impressive but then if you are a head football coach and it doesn’t really matter what your Win – Loss record is….in other words…

You are working for Die-Hard Communists not Americans

…then maybe you can win EIGHT football games in THREE seasons on the job and not be on the Hot Seat….well your ass will be on the Hot Seat at Coaches Hot Seat…but maybe not at UMass!

Let’s look at the UMass 2017 football schedule:

Hawaii
At Coastal Carolina
Old Dominion
At Temple
At Tennessee
Ohio
At USF
Georgia Southern
Appalachian State
At Mississippi State
Maine
At BYU

Geez…that’s a pretty tough schedule for the Minutemen who are no longer in the MAC Conference and if we had to guess we would say they will finish with a record of something like….

1 – 11 or 2 – 10

….in 2017.

Can Mark Whipple survive a ONE or TWO win season in his FOURTH year on the job coaching UMass the second time around?

Probably not but an even better question is:

How long can UMass football be awful and survive on the FBS level?

Not for much longer we would think unless they are willing to take a LOT of lumps in the future!

 

#9 Hot Seat Head Coach – Lance Leipold, Buffalo

So far the move of Lance Leipold from Division III football powerhouse Wisconsin-Whitewater to Buffalo hasn’t gone so well with Leipold in TWO seasons on the job posting records of….

2015:  5 – 7
2016:  2 – 10

Overall:  7 – 17

MAC:  4 – 12

Clearly Lance Leipold knows how to coach football on the Division III level which is certainly something much different than coaching in FBS…even in the MAC Conference…where it’s great talent + coaching that leads to a lot of wins and if you don’t have great talent…or at least close to an equal amount of talent to the team lining-up against your team…you are going to have a hard time winning football games even if you are the next coming of Knute Rockne!

Let’s look at Buffalo’s 2017 football schedule:

At Minnesota
At Army
Colgate
FAU
At Kent State
Western Michigan
Northern Illinois
At Miami (Ohio)
At Akron
Bowling Green
At Ball State
Ohio

That’s a pretty tough schedule that the Bulls have to face in 2017 even before they get into MAC Conference play and if Leipold knows what is good for him he will have Buffalo at least…

3 – 1

…when they begin MAC play on September 30 at Kent State or this could be a very LONG season for the Bulls!

Lance Leipold might be able to survive another sub-.500 season at Buffalo but that doesn’t mean we won’t have his ass on the Hot Seat if the Bulls don’t start playing better football in 2017!

 

#10 Hot Seat Head Coach – David Beaty, Kansas

We don’t have a clue why Kansas hired David Beaty to be their head coach in 2015 but then we don’t have a Damn clue why Kansas hired Charlie Weis to coach the Jayhawks in 2012 so we are talking about an AD at Kansas that in our opinion…

Has No Damn Clue What He Is Doing

…relative to the Kansas football program, and if we had been the Kansas AD after firing Turner Gill we would have hired an up-and-coming coach on the FCS level that had an offense that would scare the Hell out of the rest of the Big 12 Conference but then that would take…

Real Common Sense

….and NO ONE with Real Common Sense would have hired Charlie Weis to coach the Kansas football team…PERIOD!

In TWO seasons on the job at Kansas Davie Beaty has posted records of…

Overall:  2 – 22

Big 12:  1 – 17

…and those TWO wins were against:

Rhode Island
Texas

LOL! Oh Charlie Strong how in the Hell did your Texas team lose to a Kansas team that has won….

7 Football Games

…in the last FIVE football seasons and if you are now thinking the folks making the Football Decisions in Kansas….

Haven’t Got A Damn Clue

….you would be right!

Let’s look at the Kansas 2017 football schedule:

SE Missouri State
Central Michigan
At Ohio
West Virginia
Texas Tech
At Iowa State
At TCU
Kansas State
Baylor
At Texas
Oklahoma
At Oklahoma State

With a pretty weak non-conference slate to start the season Kansas should have a decent shot of having at least TWO wins when Big 12 Conference play begins on September 23 against West Virginia at home in Lawrence, but then who the Hell knows with these Jayhawks who could easily post another…

2 – 10

…season in 2017 and if we had to guess we will go with Jayhawks going….

2 – 10

…in 2017!

Here’s the REAL kicker about the Kansas head coaching job….after winning TWO football games in TWO seasons on the job Kansas gave head coach David Beaty a contract extension through the 2021 season!

Kansas AD Sheahon Zenger explains reasons for David Beaty’s raise, contract extension, Jesse Newell, Kansas City Star

If we were fans of Kansas football we would have on the speed dial on our phones the number to a Lawrence area mental hospital after reading some of the quotes by Kansas AD Zenger in the above article….but then that’s just our opinion from the “far outside!”

Could David Beaty possibly keep his job if Kansas went 2 – 10 in 2017 and survive to coach the Jayhawks in 2018?

This is Kansas Football we are talking about here so that would be a BIG YEP!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

 

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“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.”

And

“Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbour he is making for, no wind is the right wind.”

And

“A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient, nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient, and look upon them only as sick and extravagant.”

And

“Life is the fire that burns and the sun that gives light. Life is the wind and the rain and the thunder in the sky. Life is matter and is earth, what is and what is not, and what beyond is in Eternity.”

And

“We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.”

And

“It is quality rather than quantity that matters.”

And

“It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.”

And

“Life’s like a play: it’s not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.”

And

“Love in its essence is spiritual fire.”

And

“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.”

And

“A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.”

And

“A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer’s hand.”

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“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”

And

“True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.”

And

“A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.”

And

“A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.”

And

“Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in Nature. Everything is organic and living, and therefore the whole world appears to be a living organism.”

And

“The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.”

And

“Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life – in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.”

And

“Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today.”

And

“There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse.”

And

“Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering.”

And

“There is no great genius without some touch of madness.”

And

“Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.”

And

“Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.”

And

“It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.”

And

“Everywhere means nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends.”

And

“Live among men as if God beheld you; speak with God as if men were listening.”

And

“Men do not care how nobly they live, but only how long, although it is within the reach of every man to live nobly, but within no man’s power to live long.”

And

“God is near you, with you, and in you. Thus I say, Lucilius: there sits a holy spirit within us, a watcher of our right and wrong doing, and a guardian…”

And

“Treat your inferiors as you would be treated by your betters.”

And

“You can tell the character of every man when you see how he gives and receives praise.”

Wikipedia:  Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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