Monthly Archive: October 2019

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, October 5, 2019 – Colin Powell

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”

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“Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.”

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“Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age.”

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“Don’t bother people for help without first trying to solve the problem yourself.”

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“Experts often possess more data than judgment.”

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“Fit no stereotypes. Don’t chase the latest management fads. The situation dictates which approach best accomplishes the team’s mission.”

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“Get mad, then get over it.”

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“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.”

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“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.”

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“Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.”

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“Never neglect details. When everyone’s mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.”

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“No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.”

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“Organization charts and fancy titles count for next to nothing.”

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“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”

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“Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.”

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“Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard.”

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“The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.”

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“The commander in the field is always right and the rear echelon is wrong, unless proved otherwise.”

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COLIN POWELL’S 13 RULES OF LEADERSHIP

1.  It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.
2.  Get mad, then get over it.
3.  Avoid having your ego so close to your position that, when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
4.  It can be done!
5.  Be careful what you choose, you may get it.
6.  Don’t let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision.
7.  You can’t make someone else’s choices. You shouldn’t let someone else make yours.
8.  Check small things.
9.  Share credit.
10.  Remain calm. Be kind.
11.  Have a vision. Be demanding.
12.  Don’t take counsel of your fears or naysayers.
13.  Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”

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10 Leadership Tenets from Colin Powell, Stanford Business School

1.  Successful leaders know how to define their mission, convey it to their subordinates and ensure they have the right tools and training needed to get the job done.

2.  “Leadership is all about people…and getting the most out of people.”

3.  Leaders should never show fear or anger. “You have to have a sense of optimism.”

4.  Effective leaders are made, not born. They learn from trial and error, and from experience.

5.  Leadership is about conveying a sense of purpose in a selfless manner and creating conditions of trust while displaying moral and physical courage.

6.  A false leader is someone who fails to get the necessary resources for his or her staff to do their jobs.

7.  “The best leaders are those who can communicate upward the fears and desires of their subordinates, and are willing to fight for what is needed. If not, the organization will weaken and crumble.”

8.  When something fails, a true leader learns from the experience and puts it behind him. “You don’t get reruns in life. Don’t worry about what happened in the past.”

9.  Good leaders must know how to reward those who succeed and know when to retrain, move, or fire ineffective staff.

10.  “You know you’re a good leader when people follow you out of curiosity.”

Wikipedia:  Colin Powell

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, October 4, 2019 – Billie Jean King

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“A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.”

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“Be bold. If you’re going to make an error, make a doozy, and don’t be afraid to hit the ball.”

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“Champions keep playing until they get it right.”

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“I didn’t really care if I had a coach that much, me personally, because I was brought up to think for myself.”

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“I have a lot to say, and if I’m not No. 1, I can’t say it.”

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“I like entrepreneurial people; I like people who take risks.”

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“I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion.”

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“I will tell you King’s First Law of Recognition: You never get it when you want it, and then when it comes, you get too much.”

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“No one changes the world who isn’t obsessed.”

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“Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life.”

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“The main thing is to care. Care very hard, even if it is only a game you are playing.”

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“Victory is fleeting. Losing is forever.”

Wikipedia:  Billie Jean King

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, October 3, 2019 – Hank Aaron

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“I don’t feel right unless I have a sport to play or at least a way to work up a sweat.”

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“I looked for the same pitch my whole career, a breaking ball. All of the time. I never worried about the fastball. They couldn’t throw it past me, none of them.”

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“I never smile when I have a bat in my hands. That’s when you’ve got to be serious. When I get out on the field, nothing’s a joke to me. I don’t feel like I should walk around with a smile on my face.”

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“My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.”

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“The pitcher has got only a ball. I’ve got a bat. So the percentage in weapons is in my favor and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting.”

Wikipedia Page:  Hank Aaron

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, October 2, 2019 – Andrew Carnegie

“Aim for the highest.”

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“All honor’s wounds are self-inflicted.”

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“And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.”

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“Concentration is my motto – first honesty, then industry, then concentration.”

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“Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.”

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“Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.”

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“He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.”

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“I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.”

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“Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.”

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“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.”

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“People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.”

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“The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.”

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“The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.”

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“The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.”

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“There is little success where there is little laughter.”

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“There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.”

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“Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”

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“You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.”

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“You must capture and keep the heart of the original and supremely able man before his brain can do its best.”

Wikipedia:  Andrew Carnegie

10 Rules of Success Andrew Carnegie Used To Become Incredibly Rich, Richard Feloni, Business Insider

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Post Week 5 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – Give These Hot Seat Coaches Hell Johnny Cash!

The college football season is really rolling along and let’s bring out the Great Johnny Cash to show tell these Coaches on the Hot Seat about the Facts of Life!

Thank You Johnny!

Post Week 5 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

1.  Jeremy Pruitt, Tennessee – An interesting thing to look at for Head Coaches on the Hot Seat is there record against FBS teams with .500 records and Pruitt’s records against those teams is >

2 – 9

No…that’s not too good and that means that of Pruitt’s 6 wins at Tennessee in posting a 6 – 10 record in two seasons in Knoxville….4 of those wins were against FCS or FBS teams with sub-.500 records! Yep…Tennessee Football is Dead and it ain’t coming back anytime soon!

The Vols had a bye in Week 5 and now it’s back to Real Football with Georgia coming to town with a 1 – 3 record on the board so with this schedule left to play…

Georgia
Mississippi State
At Alabama
South Carolina
UAB
At Kentucky
At Missouri
Vanderbilt

…just how many games can the Tennessee win in 2019?

Well, if the Vols cannot beat Mississippi State on October 12 then they might not win another game this season because the Bulldogs are softer than butter on the sidewalk in the Summer Alabama Sun!

2.  Lovie Smith, Illinois – Ole Lovie Smith been the head coach at Illinois for 4 seasons now and his record against FBS teams with .500+ records now stands at >

3 – 27

Laugh Out Loud Forever because wait for it…Lovie Smith got a contract extension after last season!

Lovie Smith now sitting on a Big Ten Conference record of 4 – 24 had a bye in Week 5 and the 2 – 2 Illini have games left against…

At Minnesota
Michigan
Wisconsin
At Purdue
Rutgers
At Michigan State
At Iowa
Northwestern

Well….Purdue is softer than Butter in the Summer Alabama Sun as is Rutgers and Northwestern so Illinois has a chance to win 3 more games in 2019 to finish at 5 – 7 which…wait for it…probably get Lovie Smith another contract extension!

Hell…with Lovie Smith at Illinois, Jeff Brohm at Purdue, and Pat Fitzgerald at Northwestern there are at least 3 Big Ten Teams that are almost guaranteed wins on the schedule which dropped from 4 with Chris Ash getting fired this week! Hell you just show up at the stadium against Northwestern they just…

Lay Down and Quit like their Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald who is now known around Coaches Hot Seat as….

Quitting Patty Boy!

Don’t earn your paycheck again this week Patty Boy whose ass will be on the Hot Seat soon!

3.  Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech – Justin Fuente’s record against FBS teams with .500+ records at Va. Tech now stands at >

17 – 15

Not so good…at Virginia Tech especially when you consider Fuente’s overall record is 27 – 17 with the Hokies so that means many of his wins are against FBS teams with sub-.500 records!

We have a definite opinion on Hokies Coach Justin Fuente >

He’s just Worthless As Hell!

We believe we know why the Hokies have fallen apart and are obviously in our opinion no longer playing hard for Fuente and other Hokies coaches and we are sitting in San Francisco so the Head Coach should know as well but somehow he seems like he does not…or maybe he does know and in our opinion Fuente is too much of a Damn Coward to address the problem and LEAD the football program that he is being paid Millions of Dollars a year to LEAD and if we had to guess…it’s the latter >

Justin Fuente is just a Damn Coward with No Damn Guts so he hides like the Damn Coward to the Obvious As Hell Problems with his football team!

Just our humble opinion!

Now at 2 – 2 on the season with wins against…wait for it…Old Dominion and Furman…still have to play games against…

At Miami
Rhode Island
North Carolina
At Notre Dame
Wake Forest
Georgia Tech
Pitt
At Virginia

That looks like a season record of 3 – 9 and 4 – 8 to us and Justin Fuente being fired right after the Virginia game in late November and not a Damn moment too soon in our humble opinion!

4.  Chad Morris, Arkansas – Chad Morris has an overall record of 4 – 13 at Arkansas and his record against FBS teams with .500+ records now stands at >

0 – 12

Not good…even at Arkansas!

We almost would have been quicker to fire Chad Morris after the close loss to Texas A&M than the Total Disaster of a loss to San Jose State last week because if you can play the Aggies to one score game please now…

How in Hell can you lose to San Jose State at home Chad Morris?

Arkansas is now 2 – 3 on the season with wins over Portland State and Colorado State and has games left against…

At Kentucky
Auburn
At Alabama
Mississippi State
Western Kentucky
LSU
Missouri

Just our opinion….Arkansas will TOPS win one more game in 2019 and Chad Morris will finish with a record of 3 – 9 after going 2 – 10 last season and that would mean another 0 – 8 record in SEC Conference play for the Hogs and if they do go 0 – 8 for a second straight season that would mean for Arkansas under Morris and Bielema over the past 4 seasons the Hogs record in SEC play would be >

4 – 28!

Maybe one day they will hire an Athletic Director at Arkansas that actually knows his ass from the side of a barn and the Hogs will hire a…wait for it…

Freaking Head Football Coach!

5.  Chip Kelly, UCLA – Chip Kelly’s overall record at UCLA now stands at 4 – 13 and his record against FBS teams with .500+ records is now at….

4 – 12!

The Bruins played pretty well against Arizona but made so many mistakes on offense that really slowed down the UCLA offense we saw against Wazzu and in 2019 UCLA has scored in games…

14
1
14
67
17

You think that Wazzu defense is a Total Disaster? Yep!

UCLA now at 1 – 4 on the season has left to play games against…

Oregon State
At Stanford
Arizona State
Colorado
At Utah
At USC
California

Now if UCLA can score 35 points in all of their remaining 7 games they can win 5 of them but finding a way to score those 35 points is the problem!

Memo to Chip Kelly:  There’s an old saying in the US Navy that when you have superiority over your enemy you just whip their ass straight-up but when you have fewer forces to bring to bare against the enemy you….

Create Chaos and Hell and Whip Their Asses With Confusion!

You beat Wazzu by Creating Chaos and Hell and Whipping Their Asses With Confusion…so do the same against Oregon State!

6.  Charlie Strong, South Florida – Charlie Strong’s overall record at South Florida is 18 – 11 and his record against FBS teams with .500+ records now stands at…

3 – 11

The reality is that even with an overall record of 18 – 11 that Charlie Strong has gotten a Helluva Lot of Wins against FCS or FBS teams with sub.500 records and now at 1 – 3 on the season the Bulls have these games left to play in 2019 >

At UConn
BYU
At Navy
At East Carolina
Temple
Cincinnati
Memphis
At UCF

South Florida should be able to beat UConn even on the road but will they win another game in 2019?

Not likely and the South Florida job which is one Helluva Job in our opinion will be coming open in late November.

7.  Will Muschamp, South Carolina – Will Muschamp’s overall record at South Carolina now stands at 24 – 20 and his record against FBS teams with .500+ records is now…

12 – 20

HALF of Will Muschamp’s wins are against FCS or FBS teams with sub-.500 records and his record in SEC Conference play >

13 – 14

Neither very Hot but the do put your ass on the Hot Seat!

Now at 2 – 3 on the season the Gamecocks have left in 2019 games against…

At Georgia
Florida
At Tennessee
Vanderbilt
Appalachian State
At Texas A&M
Clemson

South Carolina has the talent to win 5 of their remaining 7 games but how many games will they win….we’ll go…

Tennessee
Vanderbilt
Appalachian State

…which adds up to 5 – 7 and 5 – 7 in Year 4 at South Carolina….Well…this fellow could have done that!

8.  Clay Helton, USC – Helton’s overall record at USC now stands at 35 – 19 and his record against FBS teams with .500+ records is now…

21 – 19

No…not so good when we are talking about USC!

After the loss to Washington the Trojans are now 3 – 2 and they have left to play games against…

At Notre Dame
Arizona
At Colorado
Oregon
At Arizona State
At California
UCLA

Our guess is that USC finishes with someone like a 7 – 5 record in 2019 and the Trojans will be looking for a new head football coach come late November.

9.  Kalani Sitake, BYU – 2019 has been an up-and-down year for BYU in Kalani Sitake’s 4th year at the school where he has posted a 22 – 22 mark and against FBS teams with .500+ his record is now…

11 – 20

Now at 2 – 3 on the season after the loss to Toledo the Cougars have left to play in 2019…

At South Florida
Boise State
At Utah State
Liberty
Idaho State
At UMass
At San Diego State

South Florida is a Total Disaster right now so that should be a win as should games against Idaho State and UMass and that adds up to 5 wins and BYU better find at least 2 wins against Boise State, Utah State, Liberty, and San Diego State if Sitake is going to have a chance to return to coach BYU in 2020!

10.  Willie Taggart, Florida State – Willie Taggart’s overall record at FSU now stands at 8 – 9 and his mark against FBS teams with .500+ records is….

6 – 8

Not good….this is FSU!

The 3 – 2 Seminoles now have games left against…

At Clemson
At Wake Forest
Syracuse
Miami
At Boston College
Alabama State
At Florida

…and since Taggart needs at least 7 wins in 2019 to return to coach the Seminoles in 2020 he better find 4 wins in those last 7 games!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – Bill Russell

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“Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.”

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“Durability is part of what makes a great athlete.”

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“The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.”

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“To me, one of the most beautiful things to see is a group of men coordinating their efforts toward a common goal, alternately subordinating and asserting themselves to achieve real teamwork in action. I tried to do that, we all tried to do that, on the Celtics. I think we succeeded.”

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“What do you think of the Chicago Bulls winning three in a row?” — Russell: “Not much.” In perspective, Russell won eight times in a row with the Celtics.

Wikipedia:  Bill Russell

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