Daily Archive: October 20, 2017

11 CFB Head Coaches Facing MUST WIN Games in Week 8 Who’s Coaches and Teams Need To Take It To The Limit!


Thanks Randy!

Butch Jones, Tennessee vs. Alabama – Since there is really No Damn Chance that Tennessee will beat Alabama in Tuscaloosa in Week 8 this is really a…

Let’s Not Get Our Ass Whipped Vols Game

…rather than a MUST WIN Game because we already have the Vols at 3 – 4 on the season with a loss to the Tide and Hell does anyone think Tennessee can beat Kentucky in Week 9? Didn’t think so…which means the Vols will be 3 – 5 by Halloween and no doubt Butch Jones agent Chubby Boy Sexton is over in Memphis right now both working on a deal to get Butch out of Knoxville and into another head coaching job somewhere!

Good Luck against the Tide Butch!

David Beaty, Kansas vs. TCU – We give Kansas NO DAMN CHANCE IN HELL of beating TCU on Saturday in a game which is a…

“Name Your Damn Score Game” for TCU

….which if the Horned Frogs wanted could be 100 – 0 and there’s the problem with Kansas Football…

In Year 3 on the job as the Head Coach at Kansas for David Beaty the Jayhawks are really No Damn Better than they were in Year 1….and Oh by the way…in 2015 Kansas lost to TCU by the score of…

23 – 17

….and in 2017 Kansas will lose to TCU by the score of what exactly…

45 – 17?

Yes…Kansas is a MUST WIN Game for David Beaty and the Jayhawks!

Brian Kelly, Notre Dame vs. USC – Brian Kelly has been able to cool his former red hot rear-end by winning games over…

Boston College
Michigan State
Miami, Ohio
North Carolina

….and now here come the USC Trojans to South Bend and if Kelly wants to totally get his ass of the Hot Seat…for the time being at least…then beating the Trojans is a MUST and a loss in this spot to USC…

Brian Kelly’s ass will be right back in the Top 10 on the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings!

Larry Fedora, UNC vs. Virginia Tech – We aren’t quite sure what is going on at North Carolina to cause the football team to…

Totally Collapse and Fall To Pieces

…but the Tar Heels are now 1 – 6 on the season with only a win over Old Dominion and UNC still has to play in 2017:

At Virginia Tech
At Pitt
Western Carolina
At NC State

Damn….Larry Fedora and his Tar Heels may only win TWO games in 2017 and if you can’t win but TWO games in SIXTH year on the job then what the Hell is the point of Fedora being the head coach at North Carolina?

There is NONE!

Yes….Virginia Tech is a MUST WIN Game for Larry Fedora and those Cheating Ass Folks in Chapel Hill!

Bret Bielema, Arkansas vs. Auburn – In Bret Bielema’s last 16 games as the head coach at Arkansas he has posted a record of…

6 – 10

…and Bielema in the last 10 SEC games has posted a record of…

3 – 7

…and one has to wonder how there is ANY fan of Arkansas Football who could still be supporting Bielema as he slowly destroys Razorbacks Football is beyond us but then..

Bret Bielema is a Funny Guy Who Likes To Eat

…and evidently when you are a Funny Guy Who Likes To Eat you can GUT the Arkansas Football program and no one will give a Damn!

Be Proud Arkansas Football Fans!

Now at 2 – 4 on the year Arkansas has left play…

At Ole Miss
Coastal Carolina
Mississippi State

…and our guess is the Hogs finish with a 3 or 4 wins in 2017 and because Arkansas has a coach that is….

A Funny Man Who Likes To Eat

….he can Totally Destroy Arkansas Football and no one in the state of Arkansas will say a word and we have a few words for folks that will accept…

Below Damn Mediocrity

….those few words are…

Total Damn Morons!

Ed Orgeron, LSU vs. Ole Miss – Luckily for Ed Orgeron the SEC Conference is now full of…

Very Damn Average Coaches

….and Coach O got to play against two of those Very Damn Average Coaches the last two weeks in Jim McElwain and Gus Malzahn picking-up two wins and now the 5 – 2 Tigers have a CRITICAL game at Ole Miss that if LSU does will be…

A Mighty Damn Impressive Win Coach O

….coming off two straight wins.

To get Coach O totally off the Hot Seat LSU will need to win 9+ games in 2017 and now at 5 – 2 with these games left to play….

At Ole Miss
At Alabama
At Tennessee
Texas A&M

….and we don’t see how LSU wins 9+ games this season if they don’t beat Ole Miss on Saturday = MUST WIN Game Coach O so Give those Rebels Hell Coach!

Barry Odom, Missouri vs. Idaho – Barry Odom is now sitting on a very ugly record of…

2 – 10

…in SEC Conference Games in his second season on the job and on Saturday Idaho comes into Columbia in a game that if Barry Odom and the Tigers happened to lose in our opinion…

Barry Odom should be fired right after the game!

Idaho isn’t a MUST WIN Game for Barry Odom and Missouri it’s a…

If you lose to Idaho Barry Odom your ass will be fired right after the game!

Coach Hard Son!

Steve Addazio, Boston College vs. Virginia – Steve Addazio and Boston College beat a now falling to pieces Louisville team which is coming apart at the seams in what looks like to us Bobby Petrino looking for an EXIT out of the Total Damn Disaster that is Louisville Athletics BUT it’s back to Big Boy Football in Week 8 with a game against Virginia that is clearly a MUST WIN Game for the 3 – 4 Eagles.

Steve Addazio is going to need at least 6 wins in 2017 to return to coach Boston College next season….we would expect more out of our head coach in his FIFTH year on the job but then we don’t accept Total Damn Average like Boston College clearly does…and at 3 – 4 the Eagles still have to play….

At Virginia
Florida State
NC State
At Syracuse

In our opinion there’s not a chance in Hell that Boston College gets 6 wins in 2017 UNLESS they beat Virginia on Saturday so Yes this the Cavs is a MUST WIN Game for Addazio and his Eagles!

Lovie Smith, Illinois vs. Minnesota – In the continuing saga of…

Why in the Hell is Lovie Smith the head coach of Illini Football

…2 – 4 Illinois plays at Minnesota in Week 4 and we fully expect the Illini to be 2 – 5 after Week 8!

Here’s Lovie Smith’s records in 2 seasons at Illinois…

Overall:  5 – 13

Big Ten:  2 – 10

….and we are thinking by the end of the 2017 college football season most Illini football fans are going to be saying…

What in the Hell is going on here?

Yes….Minnesota is a MUST WIN Game for Lovie Smith and Illinois and we will be interested to see if Lovie actually shows-up to the game awake, alive, and giving a Damn if Illinois wins the game or not because in our opinion…he doesn’t REALLY care and in FACT we here at Coaches Hot Seat sitting in San Francisco…

Care A Helluva Lot More if Illini Football is Winning than Head Coach Lovie Smith does!

Pitiful…Just Damn Pitiful!

Todd Graham, Arizona State vs. Utah – Yes…Todd Graham and Arizona State had a nice win over Washington in Week 7 but America is about…

Have You Fed the Bulldog Lately?

…and Week 7 is over and now it’s on to Salt Lake City and a game against Utah in Week 8.

We checked this week with our friends in Tempe and with the win over Washington on the board Todd Graham could get away with 7 wins in 2017 and hang onto his job but with a record of 3 – 3 and these games left to play…

At Utah
At Oregon State

…does anyone think the Sun Devils can win 7 games in 2017?

Didn’t think so which means YES Utah is a MUST WIN Game for Todd Graham and his football team!

Jim Mora, UCLA vs. Oregon – The reality is Jim Mora in his last 20 games as the head coach of the UCLA Bruins is sitting on a record of…

7 – 13

….and in case folks don’t know it EVEN at UCLA that is a Total Disaster and that is why the 3 – 3 Bruins MUST get a win over the Oregon Ducks at home on Saturday.

With these games left to play….

At Washington
At Utah
Arizona State

…there is a Very Damn Real Chance that UCLA doesn’t win another game in 2017 and even with a $10 million-plus buyout Mora would have to get his ass run right out of Westwood if the Bruins finished with a sub-.500 record in Year SIX on the job…right?


Don’t lose to the Oregon Ducks Jimmy!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, October 20, 2017 – Paul “Bear” Bryant



“Mama wanted me to be a preacher. I told her coachin’ and preachin’ were a lot alike.”


“But it’s still a coach’s game. Make no mistake. You start at the top. If you don’t have a good one at the top, you don’t have a cut dog’s chance. If you do, the rest falls into place. You have to have good assistants, and a lot of things, but first you have to have the chairman of the board.”


“If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it. That’s all it takes to get people to win football games for you.”


“I think the most important thing of all for any team is a winning attitude. The coaches must have it. The players must have it. The student body must have it. If you have dedicated players who believe in themselves, you don’t need a lot of talent.”


“The idea of molding men means a lot to me.”


“You must learn how to hold a team together. You must lift some men up, calm others down, until finally they’ve got one heartbeat. Then you’ve got yourself a team.”


“If wanting to win is a fault, as some of my critics seem to insist, then I plead guilty. I like to win. I know no other way. It’s in my blood.”


“Get the winners into the game.”


“The old lessons (work, self-discipline, sacrifice, teamwork, fighting to achieve) aren’t being taught by many people other than football coaches these days. The football coach has a captive audience and can teach these lessons because the communication lines between himself and his players are more wide open than between kids and parents. We better teach these lessons or else the country’s future population will be made up of a majority of crooks, drug addicts, or people on relief.”


“Sacrifice. Work. Self-discipline. I teach these things, and my boys don’t forget them when they leave.”


“It’s not the will to win that matters – everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.”


“I’ll never give up on a player regardless of his ability as long as he never gives up on himself. In time he will develop.”


“Set goals – high goals for you and your organization. When your organization has a goal to shoot for, you create teamwork, people working for a common good.”


“Don’t talk too much. Don’t pop off. Don’t talk after the game until you cool off.”


“You have to learn what makes this or that Sammy run. For one it’s a pat on the back, for another it’s eating him out, for still another it’s a fatherly talk, or something else. You’re a fool if you think as I did as a young coach, that you can treat them all alike.”


“If a man is a quitter, I’d rather find out in practice than in a game. I ask for all a player has so I’ll know later what I can expect.”


“Find your own picture, your own self in anything that goes bad. It’s awfully easy to mouth off at your staff or chew out players, but if it’s bad, and you’re the head coach, you’re responsible. If we have an intercepted pass, I threw it. I’m the head coach. If we get a punt blocked, I caused it. A bad practice, a bad game, it’s up to the head coach to assume his responsibility.”


“It’s awfully important to win with humility. It’s also important to lose with humility. I hate to lose worse than anyone, but if you never lose you won’t know how to act. If you lose with humility, then you can come back.”


“Losing doesn’t make me want to quit. It makes me want to fight that much harder.”


“The biggest mistake coaches make is taking borderline cases and trying to save them. I’m not talking about grades now, I’m talking about character. I want to know before a boy enrolls about his home life, and what his parents want him to be.”


“What are you doing here? Tell me why you are here. If you are not here to win a national championship, you’re in the wrong place. You boys are special. I don’t want my players to be like other students. I want special people. You can learn a lot on the football field that isn’t taught in the home, the church, or the classroom. There are going to be days when you think you’ve got no more to give and then you’re going to give plenty more. You are going to have pride and class. You are going to be very special. You are going to win the national championship for Alabama.”


“I’m no innovator. If anything I’m a stealer, or borrower. I’ve stolen or borrowed from more people than you can shake a stick at.”


“There is no sin in not liking to play; it’s a mistake for a boy to be there if he doesn’t want to.”


“I’m no miracle man. I guarantee nothing but hard work.”


“Don’t overwork your squad. If you’re going to make a mistake, under-work them.”


“Be aware of “yes” men. Generally, they are losers. Surround yourself with winners. Never forget – people win.”


“If there is one thing that has helped me as a coach, it’s my ability to recognize winners, or good people who can become winners by paying the price.”


“You take those little rascals, talk to them good, pat them on the back, let them think they are good, and they will go out and beat the biguns.”


“If you whoop and holler all the time, the players just get used to it.”


“I know what it takes to win. If I can sell them on what it takes to win, then we are not going to lose too many football games.”


“If you want to coach you have three rules to follow to win. One, surround yourself with people who can’t live without football. I’ve had a lot of them. Two, be able to recognize winners. They come in all forms. And, three, have a plan for everything. A plan for practice, a plan for the game. A plan for being ahead, and a plan for being behind 20-0 at half, with your quarterback hurt and the phones dead, with it raining cats and dogs and no rain gear because the equipment man left it at home.”


“My approach to the game has been the same at all the places I’ve been. Vanilla. The sure way. That means, first of all, to win physically. If you got eleven on a field, and they beat the other eleven physically, they’ll win. They will start forcing mistakes. They’ll win in the fourth quarter.”


“Little things make the difference. Everyone is well prepared in the big things, but only the winners perfect the little things.”


“Scout yourself. Have a buddy who coaches scout you.”


“The first time you quit, it’s hard. The second time, it gets easier. The third time, you don’t even have to think about it.”


“But there’s one thing about quitters you have to guard against – they are contagious. If one boy goes, the chances are he’ll take somebody with him, and you don’t want that. So when they would start acting that way, I used to pack them up and get them out, or embarrass them, or do something to turn them around.”


“There’s a lot of blood, sweat, and guts between dreams and success.”


“People who are in it for their own good are individualists. They don’t share the same heartbeat that makes a team so great. A great unit, whether it be football or any organization, shares the same heartbeat.”


“I told them my system was based on the “ant plan,” that I’d gotten the idea watching a colony of ants in Africa during the war. A whole bunch of ants working toward a common goal.”


“We can’t have two standards, one set for the dedicated young men who want to do something ambitious and one set for those who don’t.”


“I honestly believe that if you are willing to out-condition the opponent, have confidence in your ability, be more aggressive than your opponent and have a genuine desire for team victory, you will become the national champions. If you have all the above, you will acquire confidence and poise, and you will have those intangibles that win the close ones.”


“If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride – and never quit – you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.”


“Don’t ever give up on ability. Don’t give up on a player who has it.”


“A good, quick, small team can beat a big, slow team any time.”


“I have always tried to teach my players to be fighters. When I say that, I don’t mean put up your dukes and get in a fistfight over something. I’m talking about facing adversity in your life. There is not a person alive who isn’t going to have some awfully bad days in their lives. I tell my players that what I mean by fighting is when your house burns down, and your wife runs off with the drummer, and you’ve lost your job and all the odds are against you. What are you going to do? Most people just lay down and quit. Well, I want my people to fight back.”


“If they don’t have a winning attitude, I don’t want them.”


“I have tried to teach them to show class, to have pride, and to display character. I think football, winning games, takes care of itself if you do that.”


“I always want my players to show class, knock’em down, pat on the back, and run back to the huddle.”


“I tell young players who want to be coaches, who think they can put up with all the headaches and heartaches, can you live without it? If you can live without it, don’t get in it.”

Wikipedia:  Paul “Bear” Bryant