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Post Week 7 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 11 – 20 Hot Seat Head Coaches – Give These Hot Seat Coaches Hell and Give It To Them Straight With the Bark On Johnny Cash

 

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Give These Hot Seat Coaches Hell and Give It To Them Straight With the Bark On Johnny Cash

Post Week 7 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

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11.  Ron Turner, Florida International – With FIU’s loss to Middle Tennessee on Saturday the Golden Panthers record in 2015 dropped to 3 – 4 and Ron Turner’s records at FIU in his THIRD year on the job now stand at:

Overall:  8 – 23

CUSA:  5 – 14

Can Ron Turner survive to coach another year at FIU if his football team doesn’t win at least 3 more times out of the below remaining 5 football games to get to 6 wins overall?

Old Dominion
At Florida Atlantic
Charlotte
At Marshall
Western Kentucky

Our guess FIU finishes at 4 – 8 or 5 – 7 in 2015 and we don’t have a clue if that is good enough for Ron Turner to return to coach FIU in 2016 and frankly we don’t really care either!

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12.  Mike London, Virginia – Mike London’s Virginia football team got a much-needed win in overtime against Syracuse on Saturday which raises the Cavs record to 2 – 4 on the season and now the CRITICAL question is can Virginia find the FOUR more wins that we believe Mike London will need to return to coach UVA in 2016?

What’s left on Virginia’s schedule:

At North Carolina
Georgia Tech
At Miami
At Louisville
Duke
Virginia Tech

Short answer = NO!

Long answer = Not A Chance In Hell!

Good Luck in Chapel Hill this Saturday Mike London because we are pulling for you son!

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13.  Mike MacIntyre, Colorado – We believe a good measuring stick on a college football head coach is the following:

Is a team better today than it was when the head coach took over the team and if the answer to that question is YES how much better is the team?

Hell, if a football team is NO better after a couple of seasons under a new head coach more than likely that coach should be fired since a quality head coach will make dramatic and easily recognizable improvements within a few weeks or months of being on a college campus BUT over a couple of seasons a new head football coach better Damn be making his football team MUCH better or his ass will end up on the Hot Seat and eventually he will be fired….PERIOD!

As for Mike MacIntyre at Colorado our sense is that the CU Buffs football team is a little better than it was when MacIntyre took over before the 2013 season BUT we haven’t seen the improvement we were expecting from Mike and we will be interested to see if Colorado can do anything at all the rest of 2015 with the Buffs now sitting on a record of 3 – 4 and still having to play these games:

At Oregon State
At UCLA
Stanford
USC
At Washington State
At Utah

Our guess Colorado wins 1 or 2 more times in 2015 to finish at 4 – 8 or 5 – 7 with probably either record getting Mike MacIntyre one more season in Boulder BUT we see no Damn reason why the Buffs can’t win at least 3 of their remaining 6 games and finish at 6 – 7 after that opening season and totally Damn unacceptable loss to Hawaii.

Our recommendation to Mike MacIntyre: Beat a Very Average Oregon State team on Saturday son!

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14.  Charlie Strong, Texas – No one ever has to worry where we stand here at Coaches Hot Seat because we give out our opinions with the “Bark On” and if we have a serious bias for or against a coach with two examples being…

Lane Kiffin = We Hate the Sorry Bastard

Charlie Strong = We Will Always Pull for Charlie Strong

….we tell everyone up-front and with that being said even with the win over Oklahoma the Texas Longhorns still have a lot of work to do because with a record of 2 – 4 and these games left to play…

Kansas State
At Iowa State
Kansas
At West Virginia
Texas Tech
At Baylor

…there is a least a 50 – 50 chance that the Longhorns will NOT get to SIX wins in 2015 and that would nothing short of a….

Complete Freaking Disaster

….in Strong’s second year in Austin.

Up next….a very Damn important game for Texas to win over Kansas State on Saturday!

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15.  Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech – With Virginia Tech’s loss to Miami on Saturday Frank Beamer’s record in ACC play over the last FOUR seasons has now dropped to….

13 – 14

….and if that will keep you employed in Blacksburg coaching-up the Hokies then where the Hell do we sign-up because our thinking is….

Bozo the Clown could coach Virginia Tech to a .500 record in ACC Conference play!

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Up next for Frank Beamer and Virginia Tech…

A Better Damn NOT Lose Game at Home against David Cutcliffe and Duke!

Oh by the way…Virginia Tech is a 3 point favorite over Duke in this game so the Hokies really Better Damn NOT Lose This Game against the Blue Devils!

16.  Curtis Johnson, Tulane – With Tulane’s 42 – 7 loss to Houston on Friday night the Green Wave dropped to 2 – 4 on the season and head coach Curtis Johnson’s record in his FOURTH season at the school fell to….

Overall:  14 – 29

CUSA:  10 – 17

Damn…that’s NOT very good and one would have to think that Tulane will need to get 6 wins in Johnson’s FOURTH year at the school to get a FIFTH year coaching the Green Wave….right? Hell…we would think so but we sure the Hell don’t know for sure!

Let’s look at what Tulane has left on their schedule:

At Navy
At Memphis
UConn
At Army
At SMU
Tulsa

Uhhhhh…there is NOT a chance in Hell that Tulane gets to 6 wins in 2015….in our humble opinion of course!

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17.  Al Golden, Miami – Miami and Al Golden won their CANNOT LOSE Game to Virginia Tech on Saturday which raised the Hurricanes record to 4 – 2 on the season in a year when Al Golden will need…

9 or 10 wins AND a trip to ACC Championship Game

….to return to coach Miami in 2016 and here is what the Canes have left to play still….

Clemson
At Duke
Virginia
At North Carolina
Georgia Tech
At Pitt

Damn…that’s a pretty tough schedule that Miami still has to play and Al Golden is for Damn sure going to EARN that return to coach the Hurricanes in 2016!

Oh…Clemson is Very Damn Beatable and that the Tigers are only a 7 point favorite or so over Miami proves that point to which we can only say..

Give Clemson Hell Al Golden!

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18.  Butch Jones, Tennessee – Very few people give Tennessee a chance to beat Alabama on Saturday and no doubt it will take the Crimson Tide being very careless with the football for the Vols to win in Tuscaloosa and with a loss to Bama Butch Jones and UT’s record will drop to…

3 – 4

….on the season with the below games still remaining to be played after Bama:

At Kentucky
South Carolina
North Texas
At Missouri
Vanderbilt

So if Tennessee loses to Alabama and then runs the table they will finish the season at….

8 – 4

…which is about what we had the Vols pegged at in 2015 BUT and it is a BIG BUT if Butch Jones had coached like a man possessed instead of a meekly Coward the Vols COULD be sitting on a record of…

6 – 0

…right now and headed to Tuscaloosa for a Top 10 match-up!

Let that be a lesson to all the young coaches out there….

Life is Short….Don’t Coach Like A Coward!

How many wins by the Vols in 2015 will it take to get Butch Jones off the Hot Seat?

7 Wins Minimum!

Memo to Butch Jones:  You are 15 point underdogs to Alabama in Tuscaloosa so you have Very Damn Little chance to win this game so why not cut Joshua Dobbs loose and see what the kid can do? Oh, and remember Butch…the very best way to beat a bully…was yesterday, is today and will ALWAYS be…Punch the Bully Right in the Mouth!

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19.  Ron Caragher, San Jose State – In our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat by your THIRD season as the head coach at San Jose State you should be winning…

7 or 8 Games Minimum

….and in Ron Caragher’s THIRD season coaching the Spartans he is now sitting on a record of 3 – 4 with these games still be played:

New Mexico
BYU
At Nevada
At Hawaii
Boise State

Hell, we see No Damn Reason why San Jose State doesn’t win FOUR of its last FIVE games starting with a win over New Mexico on Saturday!

Come on Ron Caragher….Get Off Your Ass Son or Get Your Ass Fired Son!

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20.  Mark Richt, Georgia – We would like to write that the Georgia offense is sputtering because “Self-Appointed NFL Guru” Georgia offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer is running some complicated BS offense that Brian ran in the NFL which led to the TWO teams where he was the OC (New York Jets and St. Louis Rams) posting records over NINE seasons of….

71 – 72

….but the Georgia offense has been as VANILLA as a Mark Richt led offense can be in 2015 and it’s obvious to us here at Coaches Hot Seat that the Georgia coaches know they have very little in the QB position to work with and they are now in a Helluva spot with running back Nick Chubb out of action indefinitely.

Call us CRAZY but in a head coach’s 15 th season at a school like Georgia we would expect the Bulldogs to be loaded at the Quarterback position and not having to take-on transfers from a place like Virginia and for Damn sure Georgia should be winning the SEC East in 2015 especially considering the current state of Tennessee and South Carolina and with Florida having a first-year head coach on the sidelines! Instead Georgia is now 5 – 2 on the season and 3 – 2 in SEC play with these games left on the schedule:

Florida on Halloween in Jacksonville
Kentucky
At Auburn
Georgia Southern
At Georgia Tech

Our guess….Georgia loses to Florida, beats Kentucky, loses to Auburn, beats Georgia Southern…MAYBE….and then beats Georgia Tech to finish at…

8 – 4

If the above did happen that would mean Mark Richt’s record in SEC Conference play over the last THREE seasons would stand at…

15 – 9

….which would be a winning percentage of .625 which is good enough for Mark Richt to keep his job but not good enough to get Mark Richt off the Hot Seat BUT then we here at Coaches Hot Seat….

Have A Helluva LOT Higher Standard for Georgia Football than the Fans of Georgia Football and the People Making the Decisions at the University of Georgia Have for Georgia Football…in our humble opinion of course

….but then someone has to be MEDIOCRE Georgia fans…right?

RIGHT!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, October 20, 2015 – Andrew Carnegie

 

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“Aim for the highest.”

And

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

And

“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.”

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

“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%.”

And

“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.”

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

“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

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, October 19, 2015 – Albert Camus

 

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“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”

And

“Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.”

And

“The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.”

And

“But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?”

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“Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.”

And

“All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant’s revolving door.”

And

“Truth is mysterious, elusive, always to be conquered. Liberty is dangerous, as hard to live with as it is elating. We must march toward these two goals, painfully but resolutely, certain in advance of our failings on so long a road.”

And

“The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.”

And

“The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.”

And

“Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.”

And

“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.”

And

“No cause justifies the deaths of innocent people.”

And

“Basically, at the very bottom of life, which seduces us all, there is only absurdity, and more absurdity. And maybe that’s what gives us our joy for living, because the only thing that can defeat absurdity is lucidity.”

And

“For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.”

And

“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”

And

“Peace is the only battle worth waging.”

And

“There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.”

And

“I know that man is capable of great deeds. But if he isn’t capable of great emotion, well, he leaves me cold.”

And

“The need to be right — the sign of a vulgar mind.”

And

“Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.”

And

“People hasten to judge in order not to be judged themselves.”

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“I would rather live my life as if there is a god and die to find out there isn’t, than live my life as if there isn’t and die to find out there is.”

And

“Life can be magnificent and overwhelming — that is the whole tragedy. Without beauty, love, or danger it would almost be easy to live. ”

And

“At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.”

And

“The evil that is in the world almost always comes from ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.”

And

“Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.”

And

“There are crimes of passion and crimes of logic. The boundary between them is not clearly defined.”

And

“Where there is no hope, it is incumbent on us to invent it.”

And

“I rebel; therefore I exist.”

And

“Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.”

And

“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”

And

“Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.”

And

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger — something better, pushing right back.”

And

“There is scarcely any passion without struggle.”

And

“Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?”

And

“But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.”

And

“Always go too far, because that’s where you’ll find the truth.”

And

“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.”

And

“The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits.”

And

“He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool.”

And

“The habit of despair is worse than despair itself.”

And

“But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?”

And

“My chief occupation, despite appearances, has always been love.”

And

“If absolute truth belongs to anyone in this world, it certainly does not belong to the man or party that claims to possess it.”

Wikipedia:  Albert Camus

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, October 17, 2015 – Bill Gates

 

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“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”

And

“Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.”

And

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”

And

“If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.”

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“I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.”

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“I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they’re interested in.”

And

“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”

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“If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure.”

And

“At Microsoft there are lots of brilliant ideas but the image is that they all come from the top – I’m afraid that’s not quite right.”

And

“I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.”

And

“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.”

And

“Life is not fair; get used to it.”

And

“I think it’s fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we’ve ever created. They’re tools of communication, they’re tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.”

And

“If I’d had some set idea of a finish line, don’t you think I would have crossed it years ago?”

And

“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.”

And

“Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.”

And

“In this business, by the time you realize you’re in trouble, it’s too late to save yourself. Unless you’re running scared all the time, you’re gone.”

And

“We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.”

And

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”

And

“Until we’re educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.”

And

“Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.”

And

“People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn’t they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines… There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters.”

And

“This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50.”

And

“Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it’s true.”

And

“I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one. And I’m still fanatical, but now I’m a little less fanatical.”

And

“In American math classes, we teach a lot of concepts poorly over many years. In the Asian systems they teach you very few concepts very well over a few years.”

And

“Capitalism has worked very well. Anyone who wants to move to North Korea is welcome.”

And

“To create a new standard, it takes something that’s not just a little bit different; it takes something that’s really new and really captures people’s imagination — and the Macintosh, of all the machines I’ve ever seen, is the only one that meets that standard.”

Wikipedia:  Bill Gates

Top 10 College Football Head Coaches Facing CANNOT LOSE Games In Week SEVEN

 

“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!

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1.  Mark Richt, Georgia vs. Missouri – OK..let’s get the obvious out of the way…

Mark Richt is a nice guy…Yada, Yada, Yada!

…and now let’s get down to brass tacks with something that a BIG Georgia fan that lives in North Atlanta reminded us of the other day:

BIG Georgia Fan: “Not only has Georgia not won an SEC title under Mark Richt since the 2005 season but only 2 times out of the last 6 seasons has Georgia finished in the Top 10 in the final AP poll.”

We don’t really give Two Rips about polls but it is interesting that Georgia has only finished in the top ten of the final AP poll 2 times out of the past 6 seasons especially when one considers that Alabama has finished in the top 10 of the final AP poll….

7 out of the last 7 seasons!

Is there anyone that follows the game of college football that also has a working brain that believes Alabama football has ANY advantage at all over Georgia football especially when one considers how much high school football talent there is now in around the city of Atlanta, Georgia?

Didn’t think so which leads anyone that follows the game of college football that also has a working brain to realize that Georgia under Mark Richt…especially over the past FIVE to SIX seasons has….

Massively Underachieved

….but then let’s not forget…

Mark Richt is a nice guy…Yada, Yada, Yada!

Georgia is now 4 – 2 on the season and 0 – 2 in the SEC and loss at home to a very AVERAGE Missouri football team would be nothing short of a….

Complete Freaking Disaster

….and thus why Missouri is the CANNOT LOSE game of the Week here at Coaches Hot Seat!

Oh, whatever happens in the Missouri – Georgia game NEVER forget….

Mark Richt is a nice guy…Yada, Yada, Yada!

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2.  Al Golden, Miami vs. Virginia Tech – Easily the most Damning record that Al Golden is sitting on as the head football coach at Miami is his ACC Conference record which now in his FIFTH season as the head coach as the Hurricanes sits at…

16 – 17

….BUT let’s be honest here….

NO Miami head football coach has done ANYTHING in the ACC since the Hurricanes joined the ACC in 2004 which includes a grand total of…

ZERO ACC Conference Titles

….and there is the REAL problem in Miami =

Miami has been hiring AVERAGE head football coaches since Butch Davis left in 2000 and in case the folks in Miami don’t know it…

You are NOT going to win a Helluva lot of football games hiring AVERAGE coaches!

Now let’s not forget that….

Al Golden is a nice guy…Yada, Yada, Yada!

…but Dammit this is about…

Graduating Players

AND

Winning Football Games

….when you are talking about Miami Hurricanes football and thus that brings us to the Week 7 game between Virginia Tech and Miami which is clearly a…

CANNOT LOSE Game for Al Golden

…because a loss in this spot would drop the Canes ACC record to 0 – 2 this season with a game against Clemson in Week 8!

Good Luck Al Golden and yes we know…

Al Golden is a nice guy…Yada, Yada, Yada!

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3.  Mike Riley, Nebraska vs. Minnesota – Talk about a nice guy…

Mike Riley is REALLY a nice guy…Yada, Yada, Yada!

…but then Mike Riley is coaching the Nebraska Cornhuskers which are now sitting on a record of….

2 – 4

….and even worse 0 – 2 in Big Ten play and the Huskers still have on their schedule this season…

At Minnesota
Northwestern
At Purdue
Michigan State
At Rutgers
Iowa

Damn…..do you think this week’s game at Minnesota is a…

CANNOT LOSE Game for Mike Riley and Nebraska?

Damn right it’s a CANNOT LOSE Game and remember….

Mike Riley is REALLY a nice guy…Yada, Yada, Yada!

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4.  Mark Helfrich, Oregon vs. Washington – Hell, here we go again with the….

Mark Helfrich is a nice guy…Yada, Yada, Yada!

….thing again with Mark Helfrich and if anyone else is noticing a trend that…

Really Nice Guys are finding their asses on the Hot Seat

…..then you would not be alone but seriously now IF the Oregon Ducks lose to a Washington Huskies team that is still in a serious rebuild mode what kind of state must the Ducks football program actually be in right now?

A Total and Complete Disaster of a State is the answer to that question.

Mark Helfrich took over an Oregon Ducks football team from Chip Kelly that had…

Lost 7 Football Games in 4 Seasons

…..and in 2.5 seasons coaching the Ducks Mark Helfrich has already lost…

7 Football Games

…and the Ducks still have to play in 2015:

At Washington
At Arizona State
California
At Stanford
USC
Oregon State

Damn….IF Oregon loses to Washington on Saturday the Ducks could EASILY lose….

5 MORE Games in 2015

….and if Oregon has a losing season in 2015…

Mark Helfrich is DONE in Eugene….PERIOD!

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5.  Mike London, Virginia vs. Syracuse –A very good Virginia-alum friend of ours pointed out something to us recently….

Virginia-Alum Friend: “Take a look at Mike London’s record in ACC play compared to Al Groh (the head coach at UVA before Mike London).”

Mike London ACC Conference Record:

11 – 30 (.268)

Al Groh ACC Conference Record:

36 – 36 (.500)

Damn!

Oh…below are Mike London and Al Groh’s overall records at Virginia:

Mike London Overall Record:

24 – 42 (.364)

Al Groh Overall Record:

59 – 54 (.522)

Double Damn!

Not that we believe any longer that the University of Virginia actually takes football seriously but for Damn sure at least to us here at Coaches Hot Seat…

Syracuse is a CANNOT LOSE Game for Mike London and Virginia!

Good Luck Mike….and Oh….

Mike London is a nice guy…Yada, Yada, Yada!

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6.  Bob Stoops, Oklahoma vs. Kansas State – A good MAXIM to follow in college football is…

When a successful college football program starts losing more conference games that is the first sign of decay in that program

…and there is no getting around the set of FACTS that….

In Bob Stoops first 10 seasons at Oklahoma the Sooners averaged losing

1.3 Conference Games A Season

….and over the past 6 seasons at Oklahoma the Sooners have averaged losing…

2.5 Conference Games A Season

….which as everyone can see is an almost DOUBLING of Conference losses and why OU football has taken a step-back and hasn’t played for a National Title since the 2008 season.

With the Sooners now at 4 – 1 overall and 1 – 1 in Big 12 Conference play after the Totally Damn Inexcusable loss to a very AVERAGE Texas team Oklahoma plays at Kansas State in Week 7 in what is clearly a…

CANNOT LOSE Game

….because a loss in this spot would mean that yet AGAIN Bob Stoops and Oklahoma would be out of the National Title hunt and yet AGAIN out of the National Title hunt very early on in the season.

Our guess….Bob Stoops and Oklahoma will lose to Kansas State and finish something like…

8 – 4 or 9 – 3

…in 2015 and Bob Stoops will collect his $5 Million Plus Dollars again and…

NO Oklahoma Sooners fan will say ANYTHING

….because it’s clear to us that Oklahoma Sooners fans….like their head coach Bob Stoops rather enjoy being…

Average as Hell!

In our opinion of course!

Memo to Oklahoma Football Fans: The Very Worst Thing you can have as a head football coach is a head coach that doesn’t give a Damn and it’s our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat that Bob Stoops…

Just Doesn’t Give A Damn

…whether OU wins another Big 12 or National Title again because Big Choke Bob Stoops is going to get paid a Helluva lot of money whether the Sooners win anything of significance again or not….right?

RIGHT!

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7.  Mike MacIntyre, Colorado vs. Arizona – Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre like a lot of us that are getting older is going through a Helluva lot of tough things right now…

Colorado Coach Mike MacIntyre wants to come home happy, Mark Kiszla, Denver Post

…and we here at Coaches Hot Seat send our best to Mike and his family but then what Mike MacIntyre is going through right now is something that ALL Americans go through at one time or another in their lives and 70% plus of Americans are also struggling just to get the bills paid so college head coaches making Millions of Dollars should count themselves lucky especially when they realize how Billions of human beings around the world live in abject poverty that makes even the poorest Americans look like they hit the lottery!

Getting back to Mike MacIntyre and Colorado there is no getting around the FACT that in his third season at CU MacIntyre is sitting on a Pac-12 record of…

1 – 19

….and that is the MAIN reason why this Saturday’s home game against Arizona is a…

CANNOT LOSE Game

…because sooner or later the Buffs have to get over the hump under Mike MacIntyre and this game against Arizona in Boulder is a very winnable game!

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8.  Darrell Hazell, Purdue vs. Wisconsin – Darrell Hazell is now in his THIRD season coaching the Purdue Boilermakers and has posted records of…

Overall:  5 – 25

Big Ten:  1 – 17

…..and like Mike MacIntyre sooner or later Darrell Hazell has to start winning some Big Ten Conference games and this Saturday’s game is at Wisconsin and not that this will be an easy game for the Boilermakers to win but for Damn sure it is a…

CANNOT LOSE Game!

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9.  Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia vs. Baylor – Crazy Boy Dana Holgorsen must be thinking about right now something like…

He Cannot Get A Break

….but then Dana Holgorsen is making Millions of Dollars a year and he has a Big 12 Conference record of…

16 – 20

…..in FOUR seasons in Big 12 play which is a GREAT gig if you can get it and things don’t get any easier for Crazy Boy with the Mountaineers now at 0 – 2 in conference play and having to play at Baylor!

Got 0 – 3 in Big 12 play Crazy Boy?

You are about to Crazy Boy!

Oh…West Virginia plays at TCU on Thursday October 29!

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10.  Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech vs. Miami – This past summer while making several media appearances for the upcoming college football season Frank Beamer said on several occasions things like…

“Beamer said he’s in good health now and doesn’t plan to retire anytime soon.”

….which is great but then why would Frank Beamer believe it will be his decision when he retires unless of course he is denying to himself the REALITY that over the last FOUR seasons his Virginia Tech football team has posted records of…

Overall:  24 – 19

ACC:  12 – 12

…and if that kind of football will keep you employed at Virginia Tech then Congratulations are in order to the folks in Blacksburg because you even make the fans of Oklahoma Football look tough because the above records are…

Mediocre at Best

….and compared to what the Hokies were doing under Beamer before the 2012 season…

A Complete Embarrassment at Worst!

YES….Saturday’s game at Miami is a CANNOT LOSE Game for Frank Beamer and the Hokies but then it’s a CANNOT LOSE Game for Al Golden and the Hurricanes so clearly…

Something Has To Give!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, October 16, 2015 – Louis L’Amour

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, October 16, 2015 – Louis L’Amour

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“A good beginning makes a good end.” 

And

“A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat.”

And

“All loose things seem to drift down to the sea, and so did I.”

And

“Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before – it takes something from him.” 

And

“For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.”

And

“He might never really do what he said, but at least he had it in mind. He had somewhere to go.”

And

“Knowledge is like money: to be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value.” 

And

“No memory is ever alone; it’s at the end of a trail of memories, a dozen trails that each have their own associations.”

And

“No one can get an education, for of necessity education is a continuing process.”

And

“Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.”

And

“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning.”

And

“To disbelieve is easy; to scoff is simple; to have faith is harder.”

And

“To make democracy work, we must be a notion of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.”

And

“Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen.”

And

“Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more.”

And

“One day I was speeding along at the typewriter, and my daughter – who was a child at the time – asked me, “Daddy, why are you writing so fast?” And I replied, “Because I want to see how the story turns out!”

Wikipedia:  Louis L’Amour

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4 College Football Head Coaches Facing CANNOT LOSE Games On Thursday and Friday Night In Week SEVEN

 

“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!

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Gus Malzahn, Auburn vs. Kentucky – It’s always fascinating to sit down and watch a game with a Football Coach and that is just what several Coaches Hot Seat members did earlier this week with a former high school football coach of ours that won a Helluva lot of football games and knows as much about defense and stopping high-scoring offenses as anyone in America and his take on the recent Auburn – LSU game that we watched together was fascinating indeed. We also watched with our former Football Coach some of the Mississippi State – Auburn game so he could see some of Sean White playing QB for Auburn and how the Tigers defense went about slowing down the Bulldogs offense and after a couple of hours here is what that Football Coach told us on what ails Auburn HC Gus Malzahn and his football team:

Former High School Football Coach: “Hell, a team with ineffective and inexperienced quarterbacks plus an inexperienced defense is going to have a Helluva tough time winning football games and it’s clear based upon the number of mistakes that the Auburn QBs and defensive players are making that it is primarily caused by inexperienced players and coaches that are not quite getting through to their players on what they are supposed to be doing. Malzahn’s offense is just not going to work unless his QBs start making faster decisions and neither QB right now has enough experience or confidence to make those faster and what must be correct decisions. The game is just too fast in the SEC these days and if I was defending the Auburn offense I would go all Bebes Stalllings and work hard to put tremendous pressure on the Auburn QBs and receivers.

Coaches Hot Seat: What about the Auburn defense?

Former High School Football Coach: They played better against Mississippi State but State QB Prescott made lots of mistakes that cost his team lots of potential points and if I am seeing the mistakes that the Auburn defenders are making…sometimes the same mistakes over and over again…then for sure other SEC defensive coaches are seeing them too. Hey, let me ask you guys…what is Auburn’s record from the loss to Mississippi State last season until right now?

Coaches Hot Seat (Looks it up on Internet): Auburn has played 13 games from the Mississippi State game in 2014 until right now and they are 6 – 7 overall and 2 – 6 in SEC play. Why do you ask?

Former High School Football Coach: Call up the Auburn – Mississippi State game from last season and let me show you the places where the Auburn offense began to breakdown against the Bulldogs last year that has continued on into this season.

Damn!

Let’s not forget going into the Mississippi State game last season Gus Malzahn’s record at Auburn stood at….

17 – 2

….and his record in SEC stood at….

9 – 1

….and from the Mississippi State game forward Malzahn record overall is…

6 – 7

…and his record in SEC play is…

2 – 6!

Damn Indeed!

What did our Former High School Football Coach see was breaking-down with the Auburn offense against Mississippi State last year that he says has continued to worsen into this season?

Let’s just say that what he saw is FUNDAMENTAL to running the football and FUNDAMENTAL to playing winning football and the Auburn offense has gone from being very good at this FUNDAMENTAL thing in 2013 and early in the 2014 season to being very average at best at doing this FUNDAMENTAL thing in 2015.

Whatever the problems with the Auburn offense there is one Damn thing we know for sure….

Kentucky is a CANNOT LOSE game for Gus Malzahn and the Auburn Tigers because with these games left after the Wildcats….

At Arkansas
Ole Miss
At Texas A&M
Georgia
Idaho
Alabama

….there is a Helluva good chance that Auburn finished at…

4 – 8

…if they lose to Kentucky and if that doesn’t put the pressure squarely on Gus Malzahn and his football team then NOTHING will and we are going to be fascinated to see how the Tigers respond to all that pressure.

NCAA Football: Wake Forest at Stanford

David Shaw, Stanford vs. UCLA – Many moons ago a few Coaches Hot Seat members were sitting on the terrace of a restaurant on the French Rivera overlooking over the Mediterranean Sea while on liberty call from our US Navy Ship with a 1-Star Admiral who we had known for years in a couple of different duty and training stops. On that beautiful night sitting above the Mediterranean after a magnificent dinner, drinks, dessert and then coffee we were talking about what makes a great ship or organization for that matter really tick and as we junior officers threw-out our opinions on the subject one of us finally asked the 1-Star Admiral who had seen a Helluva lot and led thousands of men during his time in the US Navy what he thought on the subject:

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1-Star Admiral: “Boys….great ships, companies, organizations, teams, small groups…whatever….can be run and managed in lots of different ways and be very successful BUT there is one thing they all have in common…they all have an edge to them…a whiff of not exactly knowing what is coming next…and an excitement by everyone within the organization to see just what in the Hell is coming next because….you’re not really sure what it will be but for Damn sure you and your shipmates will be able to handle it whatever IT is. Without that edge…without the uncertainty and the excitement that comes with not exactly knowing what is coming next and thus everyone’s requirement that they be on their toes and ready for anything an organization will slowly die as the people within that organization slowly stop caring and then go to sleep.”

Coaches Hot Seat Member: “How then does a leader go about creating that edge within the organization he is leading?”

1-Star Admiral: “It’s rather simple really Boys and it starts with…..

EVERY great LEADER we have ever known or worked for knows how that 1-Star Admiral sentence above finishes because a LEADER knows how to…

“Create and Sustain the Edge that makes organizations GREAT!”

We said a few weeks ago in this blog that the Stanford football team was going to sleep and that unless it woke the Hell up in a Helluva hurry not only would the 2015 season be lost but a pattern would be set with TWO straight AVERAGE seasons which would make clawing one’s way back to elite status in 2016 that much harder and since we wrote that the Stanford football program was going to sleep after the Northwestern game the Cardinal has won FOUR straight games outscoring their opponents by an average of…

22.5 Points

….and as of right now the EDGE is back on The Farm for Stanford Football and the Coaches Hot Seat members gathered in Palo Alto for tonight’s UCLA – Stanford game will be fascinated to see if David Shaw and the Cardinal can keep things rolling.

If Stanford Football has designs on winning a THIRD Pac-12 Championship in FOUR seasons and getting into the College Football Playoff then very simply….

UCLA is a CANNOT LOSE Game

…and we fully expect to see the Cardinal come out and play like men possessed against the UCLA Bruins.

Go Stanford!

Curtis Johnson, Tulane vs. Houston – Coming off a 49 – 10 loss to a rapidly improving Temple football team Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson and his football team needs a WIN in the worst way but beating a Houston team that is scoring points like the Baylor Bears is not going to be an easy thing to do but that doesn’t change the reality that….

Houston is a MUST WIN Game for Curtis Johnson and Tulane!

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Tim DeRuyter, Fresno State vs. UNLV – People that have not been to Fresno, California like we here at Coaches Hot Seat have thousands of times while passing through the Central Valley of California during our lives on this Earth certainly don’t understand what a depressed and often depressing place that Fresno can be and why the Fresno State head coaching job is not an easy one because in a sport where the Head Coach can NEVER LET UP it’s not always easy to keep plowing ahead in a place like Fresno.

Still, it’s the job of Fresno State head coach Tim DeRuyter to win football games and now off to a 1 – 5 start to the 2015 season the Bulldogs need some wins and quick and a game against UNLV at home with a first year head coach is just the type of game where DeRuyter can begin to get the ship righted and get his team ready for the rest of the season which includes one Damn tough slate of games:

UNLV
At Air Force
Nevada
At Hawaii
At BYU
Colorado State

Oh Man…YES….UNLV is a CANNOT LOSE game for Tim DeRuyter and Fresno State!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, October 15, 2015 – Duffy Daugherty

 

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“Football isn’t a contact sport, it’s a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport.”

And

“I could have been a Rhodes Scholar, except for my grades.”

And

“My only feeling about superstition is that it’s unlucky to be behind at the end of the game.”

And

“When your are playing for the national championship, it’s not a matter of life or death. It’s more important than that.”

And

“All those football coaches who hold dressing room prayers before a game should be forced to attend church once a week.”

And

“Not only is he ambidextrous, be he can throw with either hand.”

And

“Three things can happen when you put a [foot]ball in the air — and two of them are bad.”

Wikipedia Page: Duffy Daugherty

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, October 14, 2015 – William Shakespeare

 

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“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.”

And

“Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”

And

“Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.”

And

“Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.”

And

“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.”

And

“Listen to many, speak to a few.”

And

“Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.”

And

“Talking isn’t doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.”

And

“There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.”

And

“Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.”

And

“To be, or not to be: that is the question.”

And

“To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.”

And

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”

And

“To be, or not to be, — that is the question: —
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? — To die, to sleep, —
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache, and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, — ’tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish’d. To die, to sleep; —
To sleep, perchance to dream: — ay, there’s the rub;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause: there’s the respect
That makes calamity of so long life;
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
The oppressor’s wrong, the proud man’s contumely,
The pangs of despis’d love, the law’s delay,
The insolence of office, and the spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? who would these fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death, —
The undiscover’d country, from whose bourn
No traveller returns, — puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know naught of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought;
And enterprises of great pith and moment,
With this regard, their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of action.”
Hamlet, Act III, Scene 1

And

“She should have died hereafter;
There would have been time for such a word.
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
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.”
Macbeth, Act V, Scene 5

And

“There is a tide in the affairs of men
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat;
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.”
Julius Caesar, Brutus, Act IV, Scene 3

And

“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.”
Romeo and Juliet

And

“When he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will 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.”
Romeo and Juliet

And

“Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”
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And

“Don’t waste your love on somebody, who doesn’t value it.”
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And

“There’s an old saying that applies to me: you can’t lose a game if you don’t play the game. (Act 1, scene 4)”
Romeo and Juliet

And

“True, I talk of dreams,
Which are the children of an idle brain,
Begot of nothing but vain fantasy,
Which is as thin of substance as the air,
And more inconstant than the wind, who woos
Even now the frozen bosom of the north,
And, being anger’d, puffs away from thence,
Turning his side to the dew-dropping south.”
Romeo and Juliet

Wikipedia: William Shakespeare

The Retirement of Steve Spurrier = Head Ball Coach – Post Week 6 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 10 – 20 Hot Seat Head Coaches – The Hot Seat Is Not A Fun Place To Be For These Hot Seat Coaches But Turn Up The Heat Up On Them A Little More Johnny Cash!

 

The Retirement of Steve Spurrier = Head Ball Coach

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Several Coaches Hot Seat members happened to be in the San Francisco Bay area last night after a weekend of watching college football and taking their families to see the US Navy and Blue Angels at Fleet Week over and around San Francisco Bay and they were having dinner last night at a Cheesecake Factory in Marin County just north of San Francisco when the news broke that…

Steve Spurrier was retiring

It wasn’t lost on those Coaches Hot Seat members that they were also together having dinner together in that same Cheesecake Factory in Marin County in November 2011 when it was announced that Joe Paterno had been fired by Penn State and both the Paterno firing and Spurrier retirement left all of us with that shocked feeling that imprints on one’s brain the time and place where one first learned about those two events. Both Joe Paterno and Steve Spurrier are LEGENDS in the history of college football in America and both are true American Originals which is saying something in a world where so many people are afraid to be who they really are…no worries on that front with JoePa and the Head Ball Coach who were true to themselves and WINNERS in every sense of the word to the end!

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We could write a Helluva lot in this spot about Steve Spurrier right now and we have written a Helluva lot about the Head Ball Coach over the past NINE college football seasons that Coaches Hot Seat has been following this great game BUT by far TWO Coaches Hot Seat members first encounter with Coach Spurrier is the most memorable story of all:

In the spring of 1990 two Coaches Hot Seat members were serving in the US Navy in Jacksonville, Florida and were looking for a house to rent and answered an ad in the newspaper…..this was long before the Internet was invented by Al Gore young folks so yes a newspaper….so they called up the phone number and the guy renting the house said he would be there that afternoon and to just drive over and see the place.

The two Coaches Hot Seat members drove over to the rental house which was just a couple of blocks from the Atlantic Ocean in Jacksonville Beach, Florida and found no one out front and no one answered the door so they walked around back and there they saw an older man moving a garbage can that had what looked like an empty keg in it with several other empty kegs also sitting on the back deck. This older man turns towards the two Coaches Hot Seat members when he sees them and he has on a t-shirt that looked something like this:

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The two Coaches Hot Seat members introduced themselves and then one said to the older man:

Coaches Hot Seat Member: “You a big Florida football fan?”

Older Man: “Hell yes….been one since I was a student there in the 1960s. You guys know who Steve Spurrier is?”

Coaches Hot Seat Member: “The new Florida head football coach.”

Older Man: “Very good son. That’s right and I was at Florida when Steve won the Heisman Trophy and we are going to win a Helluva lot of football games once Steve gets things rolling in Gainesville! So you boys looking for a house to rent?”

Coaches Hot Seat Member: “Yes, sir and we are huge college football fans.”

Older Man looks over the two young men who are clean-cut and obviously in the US Navy: “Great….go ahead and look around the house and bring me out a cold beer that is in the fridge when you come back out. We had a party here last night and there are a few cases of beer left in the fridge that you two can keep if you rent the house.”

The two Coaches Hot Seat members both said “Great” and then took a quick look around the house which at $1,000 a month was a bargain with it being only two blocks from the beach so they came back out and told the Older Man that they would take the house and they all sat on the back deck and talked about college football and drink cold beers for the next few hours.

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To make a long story short the Older Man took the two Coaches Hot Seat members down to Gainesville in August when Florida football started their first Fall camp under Steve Spurrier and a “friend” of the Older Man who worked in Florida athletic department and who will remain nameless for obvious reasons to at least some folks took the two Coaches Hot Seat members out to the practice field where they got to meet Steve Spurrier and they watched the Gators practice for awhile.

Not long after watching Spurrier working with the Florida quarterbacks one Coaches Hot Seat member said out loud to no one in particular:

“Florida is going to be throwing the ball all over the field under Spurrier and that is going to create chaos in the SEC.”

As many in the media have pointed out over the last 25 years….Steve Spurrier’s Fun-N-Gun offense at Florida did just that….created chaos…and what GREAT fun it was to watch and follow the Head Ball Coach for the past 25-plus years and make that 40-plus years for the Coaches Hot Seat members that are just barely old enough to remember Spurrier playing quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers for nine seasons between 1967 and 1975 after being selected in the First Round and Third overall in the 1967 NFL Draft.

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There is so very Damn much that dozens of Coaches Hot Seat members would like to write in this spot about Coach Spurrier BUT what all of those sentiments boil down to is this….

Thanks Head Ball Coach….for Everything…and Best of Luck to you in Retirement.

OK…with the Head Ball Coach now in retirement and his ass off the Hot Seat let’s get to the….

Post Week 6 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 10 – 20 Hot Seat Head Coaches

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The Hot Seat Is Not A Fun Place To Be For These Hot Seat Coaches But Turn Up The Heat Up On Them A Little More Johnny Cash!

Post Week 6 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

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10.  Doug Martin, New Mexico State – With a very predictable loss to Ole Miss on Saturday New Mexico State and their head coach fell to…

0 – 5

….on the season and there is a very good chance the Aggies don’t win a game in 2015 with these games remaining to be played:

At Georgia Southern
Troy
Idaho
At Texas State
At La. Lafayette
Arkansas State
At La. Monroe

Hell, we will go ahead and predict New Mexico State will be 0 – 11 when the travel to play at La. Monroe on December 5 and that is a game that the Aggies might just be able to win!

As for the subject of a report on ESPN we caught over the weekend about the long-term losing that has dominated New Mexico State football in recent years it’s our opinion if NMSU hired the RIGHT coach that they could win again and when we say RIGHT coach we mean a young and up-and-coming coach that is hungry as Hell to make his mark in the world.

Is Doug Martin “hungry as Hell to make his mark in the world?”

In our opinion….NO.

11.  Paul Petrino, Idaho – Idaho had a bye in Week 6 and the 1 – 4 Vandals get back at things this Saturday with a game at Troy which has a first-year head coach who is now sitting on a record of 1 – 4 also so this is a game that Paul Petrino’s football team COULD win if they play like Hell and leave the porridge at the door!

What does “play like Hell and leave the porridge at the door” mean exactly?

Nothing…we just made it up and we are thinking it means that if you leave the porridge at the door you will not be worried about eating but rather you will be playing like Hell while taking names and kicking ass!

Memo to Paul Petrino:  Play like Hell and leave the porridge at the door against Troy!

12.  Trent Miles, Georgia State – As expected Georgia State lost to Appalachian State…

37 – 3

….on Saturday which drops Trent Miles win/loss records at Georgia State to:

Overall:  2 – 27

Sun Belt:  1 – 16

With a road trip to play MAC Conference team Ball State up next we can only say…

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13.  Norm Chow, Hawaii – The losses just keep coming for Norm Chow at Hawaii with San Diego State being the latest team to beat the Warriors this past Saturday in The Islands which leaves Chow’s win/loss records at Hawaii now at:

Overall:  10 – 33

MWC:  4 – 22

Geez….this kind of losing CANNOT continue at Hawaii even if Norm Chow is a nice guy…right? RIGHT…we think!

Not that we have ever discussed with Norm Chow getting fired by Pete Carroll at USC after the 2004 season so Carroll could elevate Steve Sarkisian and Lane Kiffin BUT it would be interesting now to ask Norm what he thinks of the two…

BOYS and most certainly not MEN

….flameouts at USC in Kiffin and now Sarkisian which has been nothing short of a Complete Freaking Disaster for the very proud folks around the USC football program.

Just our opinion…..Norm Chow’s firing by Pete Carroll after the 2004 season was one of the Top 5 Stupidest Decisions in college football in the last 50 years which was only made worse by the reality that people outside the USC football program came to believe that Lane Kiffin and Steve Sarkisian were actually qualified to lead an NFL or college football program when in our opinion both are barely qualified to shovel shit in West Texas not that we would hire either to shovel shit since those two Dumbasses would probably mess that easy Damn job up as well!

Up next for Hawaii a game at New Mexico which is a game that the Warriors should have a chance to win but with TEN wins in FOUR seasons on the job who the Hell knows what Hawaii will do against the Lobos…we sure the Hell don’t know!

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14.  Charlie Strong, Texas – It was great fun watching Charlie Strong’s Texas football team put a whipping on Big Choke Bob Stoops Sooners on Saturday and that celebration at the end of game by the Texas players and Charlie was EPIC!

Congrats Charlie and the Texas Longhorns!

Now back to reality….the Texas Longhorns are now at 2 – 4 on the season and they host Kansas State a week from Saturday after a bye and beating the Wildcats is…

CRITICAL

…because of what is left on the schedule after KSU…

At Iowa State
Kansas
At West Virginia
Texas Tech
At Baylor

OK….Texas in our opinion can beat if they continue to play with a lot of passion and pride as they did against Big Choke Bob Stoops and the Sooners…

Kansas State
Iowa State
Kansas

…which would give the Longhorns FIVE wins on the season but can Texas beat…

West Virginia
Texas Tech
Baylor

In our opinion NO which means Charlie Strong and the Longhorns are staring right at a record of…

5 – 7

…on the season and Charlie Strong on the Hot Seat heading into the offseason unless of course Charlie Strong and his agent slide into another college head coaching job somewhere not that we would recommend that if Charlie can stand the heat in Austin!

Congrats again Charlie and keep it up!

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15.  Gus Malzahn, Auburn – With Auburn on a bye in Week 6 the troubles of Gus Malzahn and the Auburn Tigers receded from the public eye BUT a MASSIVE game on Thursday night against an improving Kentucky Wildcats team is just beyond HUGE for Gus Malzahn’s future because a loss in this spot would drop the Tigers’ records in 2015 to…

3 – 3 Overall

0 – 3 in SEC Play

…with Auburn still having to play these games:

At Arkansas
Ole Miss
At Texas A&M
Georgia
Idaho
Alabama

In our opinion…if Auburn loses to Kentucky the Tigers will end the 2015 season at…

4 – 8

…..and even worse…

0 – 8

….in SEC Conference play and the last Auburn coach that produced an O-FER in SEC Conference play was shown the door in early December which would be one Gene Chizik after the 2012 season.

YES…Kentucky is the BIGGEST game of Gus Malzahn’s young coaching career.

16.  Craig Bohl, Wyoming – With yet another loss…this time to Air Force…Wyoming and head coach Craig Bohl dropped to…

0 – 6

…on the season and things don’t get any easier with Nevada coming to Laramie this coming Saturday.

Could Wyoming really go 0 – 12 in Craig Bohl’s second season coaching the Cowboys?

EASILY!

Craig Bohl = Nice Guy…Very Good Football Coach…Took Wrong Job at the Wrong Time…PERIOD.

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17.  Mike Riley, Nebraska – Before people continue their crying around the idea that Nebraska has lost FOUR games on their opponents last play in 2015 we must say that this Nebraska football team is filled with talent and there is just No Damn Reason why the Huskers did not go ahead and put away…

BYU
Miami
Illinois
Wisconsin

….long before they allowed the opposing team to win on the last play of those games although the last two losses were totally on the Nebraska coaching staff starting with head coach Mike Riley who just failed their players tremendously against Illinois and Wisconsin.

Nebraska is now 2 – 4 on the season and still has to play games against….

At Minnesota
Northwestern
At Purdue
Michigan State
At Rutgers
Iowa

Best Case Win/Loss Record for Nebraska in 2015 = 7 – 5 – While not great by Nebraska standards if the Huskers win five of their last six games that will be a nice recovery for Mike Riley after a disastrous start in Lincoln.

Worst Case Win/Loss Record for Nebraska in 2015 = 2 – 10 – Yes….Nebraska COULD lose their last six games and finish at 2 – 10 which if it did happen would lead to the firing of Mike Riley and Nebraska AD Shawn Eichorst in early December.

Our Best Guess of the Win/Loss Record for Nebraska in 2015 = 5 – 7 – Yes, we see the Huskers winning three of their remaining six games and finishing with a losing record for only the THIRD time since 1962 which is 53 years for those slow on the uptake with those other TWO losing seasons coming under Bill Callahan who was one of the worst head coaching hires in college football history.

What would happen in Nebraska if the Huskers finished with a losing season in 2015 when they averaged winning NINE games a season under Bo Pelini?

Well…Nebraska fans are now to some extent used to average football and losing even dating back to when Frank Solich was sent packing after the 2003 season so what is another 5 – 7 season although IF we were in Nebraska and were Husker fans and our team went 5 – 7 we would be chewing some butt of someone for Damn sure!

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18.  Butch Jones, Tennessee – Butch Jones got a badly needed win over Georgia on Saturday and the Vols are now at 3 – 3 on the season with these games left to be played after a bye in Week 7:

At Alabama
At Kentucky
South Carolina
North Texas
At Missouri
Vanderbilt

In our opinion if Tennessee can beat Georgia and should have beaten Oklahoma, Florida, and Arkansas we see no Damn reason at all why the Vols don’t win at least…

7 if not 8 games in 2015!

What will get Butch Jones OFF the Hot Seat?

7 Wins Minimum not that we would be impressed with 7 Wins but that would get Butch Jones OFF the Hot Seat.

19.  Todd Berry, La. Monroe – With a 34 – 24 loss to Tulsa on Saturday Todd Berry’s La. Monroe team dropped to 1 – 4 on the season and the Warhawks still have to play in 2015:

Appalachian State
At Idaho
At La. Lafayette
At Troy
Arkansas State
At Texas State
At Hawaii
New Mexico State

Hell…La. Monroe SHOULD win at least 5 of its last 8 games and get to 6 – 7 on the season at the worst and there is Todd Berry’s task…

Get to 6 Wins in 2015!

And if La. Monroe doesn’t get to SIX wins and Todd Berry’s overall record at the school drops to something like….

31 – 43

….in SIX seasons coaching the Warhawks then Katy Bar the Door come December whether Katy leaves the porridge at the door or not!

20.  Chuck Martin, Miami (OH) – What the Hell is up Chuck Martin because this Loss, after Loss, after Loss, after Loss is getting old son which included yet another LOSS by Miami (OH) to Ohio on Saturday which drops Chuck Martin’s win/loss records to…

Overall:  3 – 15

MAC:  2 – 8

Up next for Chuck Martin and Miami (OH)…

Northern Illinois

Good Luck with that Chuck!