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The Total and Complete Disaster That Is the Pac-12 Conference Continues To Roll Down the Track with Larry Scott at the Wheel – How Long Will The Total and Complete Disaster Continue for the Pac-12? – Who the Hell Knows! – Steve Addazio of Boston College Squarely on the Hot Seat – Missing Our Friend Huell Howser


With the analysis of the first FIVE College Football Coaches on the Hot Seat in the books…

#1 – Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M

#2 – Will Muschamp, South Carolina

#3 – Gus Malzahn, Auburn

#4 – Art Briles, Baylor

#5 – Darrell Hazell, Purdue

….let us now turn our attention to one…

#6 – Steve Addazio, Boston College

But hold it a second….before we get to Steve Addazio’s Hot Seat status there were a couple of stories in recent weeks on the “situation” that Pac-12 Commish Larry Scott now faces which we call here at Coaches Hot Seat nothing short of a…

Complete Freaking Disaster for the Pac-12 Conference

….which starts with the Pac-12 Network CANNOT be seen across America and in today’s world…

If you CANNOT be seen….you do not Freaking Exist!


Here are those two stories by two fine folks in Jon Wilner and Andy Staples who both know a Helluva lot about college football…

Pac-12: Commissioner Larry Scott’s future, the Guerrero incident and changing dynamics with the CEOs, Jon Wilner, College Hotline


Larry Scott, Pac-12 Schools Make Amends; Now Can They Solve Their Network Problems and Increase Revenue?, Andy Staples, SI

….but FRANKLY, we could care the Hell less about the future of Larry Scott BUT we do care a Helluva lot about the lack of distribution across America of the Pac-12 Network which is something akin to someone tolling long hours to do a great thing BUT who then finds that since no one told the world about his or her great work one cannot help but wonder…

Did that great work even happen?

So is the question that must be asked about the Pac-12 Network…

Does the Pac-12 Network even exist if so few in America can even watch it?


Not really which brings to mind a story about General George Patton getting to Heaven with the Lord Almighty taking Patton by the arm and ushering him into a room where the Greatest Military Minds in Human History are all gathered and Patton looks around the room and says to The Lord:

“This is great…there’s Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Oliver Cromwell, Napoleon, Sun Tzu, Genghis Khan, Hannibal, William T. Sherman, Saladin, Robert E. Lee, Frederick the Great, Erwin Rommel, and even King David of Israel…but Lord…who the Hell is that fellow sitting over there in the corner?”

The Lord: “Oh, that’s Bob the Cobbler, he lived during a time when there were no wars, but he’s the best Damn military mind of them all!”

Patton: “Son of a Bitch!”

And so goes the Pac-12 Network which is a Decent..if not Great product right now…..which is seen by a Helluva lot less Americans than the SEC and Big Ten Networks which brings us to this paragraph in Andy Staples story from above on the Pac-12 Network:

“The bigger issue with the Pac-12 Network is the money it generates. Washington State athletic director Bill Moos revealed in a March letter to boosters that the school received only $1.4 million from the network. That puts the Pac-12 far behind the Big Ten and SEC, which have cable networks that should bring in between $8 million and $10 million per school this academic year. In that letter to boosters, Moos wrote his school had projected $5 million or $6 million a year from the network.”

Sorry…but many here at Coaches Hot Seat are old enough to remember the…

Pac-8 Conference and Pac-10 Conference from the 1970s and 1980s


….and thus we know the immense Pac-10 assets that Larry Scott was handed in 2010 which became the Pac-12 in 2011 and the TRUTH is the Pac-12 Conference is now getting around…

$100 Million Dollars LESS in the Marketplace ANNUALLY than it’s worth

….precisely because of the ham-handed and foolish…and also in our opinion…Totally Damn Ivy League Arrogant….decisions that Larry Scott has made in the last five years and by our calculations Larry Scott has already cost the Pac-12 Conference and its 12 member schools….

$300 Million Plus Dollars in Revenue

….which will increase by $100 Million Dollars MORE in 2016!

The Pac-12 Conference’s assets which are mainly the 12 member schools in the Conference are…

Worth A Helluva Lot More Money in the Marketplace

…than Larry Scott and his team of Buffoons in Walnut Creek are now getting for those assets and the TRUTH is the longer that Larry Scott is allowed to hang around and run the Pac-12 Conference the further the conference falls behind the Big Ten and SEC Conferences….PERIOD!


Now just how Damn long are the so-called “CEOs” or rather the Presidents and Chancellors of the Pac-12 Conference schools…..

Arizona State: Michael Crow
Oregon State: Ed Ray
UCLA: Gene Block
Colorado: Bruce Benson
USC: Max Nikias
Arizona: Ann Weaver Hart
Utah: David Pershing
Cal: Nickolas Dirks
Oregon: Michael Schill
Washington: Ana Mari Cauce
Washington State: Kirk Schulz
Stanford: Marc Tessier-Lavigne

….going to tolerate this Bullshit of the Pac-12 Conference falling further and further behind with Larry Scott running the show and in our minds bogging the Pac-12 Conference down in the mud while the Big Ten and SEC race ahead?

What’s the old saying that if you sit down at a table to play cards and you can’t pick out the MARK then guess what….you are the MARK!


These are now the MARKS in Pac-12 Country….

Arizona State: Michael Crow
Oregon State: Ed Ray
UCLA: Gene Block
Colorado: Bruce Benson
USC: Max Nikias
Arizona: Ann Weaver Hart
Utah: David Pershing
Cal: Nickolas Dirks
Oregon: Michael Schill
Washington: Ana Mari Cauce
Washington State: Kirk Schulz
Stanford: Marc Tessier-Lavigne

…and they are being played for CHUMPS by Larry Scott and it is now our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat that…

Larry Scott Poses A Clear and Present Danger to the Future Success of the Pac-12 Conference

…precisely because the Pac-12 now has NO ONE that can command a room to leverage the immense assets of the Pac-12 Conference…PERIOD!

Oh…but then what the Hell do we here at Coaches Hot Seat know? Oh..we know what the executives at the Networks and Cable News Companies are saying behind closed doors from our work in the world of advertising about the Pac-12 and Larry Scott which in our opinion boils down to…

“The Pac-12 Conference leadership is WEAK!”

Fix that Damn problem “CEOs” of the Pac-12 and fix it Damn Soon or you folks will wake-up 5 years from now miles and miles and miles behind the Big Ten and SEC Conference with No Damn Chance to EVER catch-up!

Now let’s get to Boston College Head Coach Steve Addazio….

Steve Addazio, Boston College Head Football Coach


4 th season at Boston College

Overall Head Coaching Record (Temple + BC):  30 – 32

Boston College Overall Record:  17 – 21

ACC Conference Record:  8 – 16

Someone who we trust in the Boston area has told us Steve Addazio would like to break Coaches Hot Seat in half and we have No Damn Clue if that is true or not BUT if it is true we can only say to Steve Addazio…

When you were the head coach at Cheshire High School in Connecticut in the 1980s Son many at Coaches Hot Seat were serving in the US Navy at the height of the Cold War against the Soviets and were involved in Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf in 1991


….so please save us the tough talk and coach your Damn football team Addazio which brings us to the TOUGH TALK about what Steve Addazio is now facing at BC which is nothing less than a…

Make or Break Year at Boston College in 2016

….after nothing less than a Complete Freaking Disaster at BC in 2015 of…

3 – 8 Overall


0 – 8 in ACC play!

We don’t have real HUGE standards for Boston College football and if you can keep BC above .500 overall and roughly .500 in ACC play as the head football coach at Boston College each season your ass will more than likely stay off the Hot Seat BUT…

3 – 8 Overall and 0 -8 in ACC play

…your ass will be firmly on the Hot Seat and that is where Steve Addazio finds his ass in May 2016!

Let’s go to Boston College’s 2016 football schedule to see if Steve Addazio has a shot to right this ship at BC and save his Damn job in the process:

Georgia Tech
At UMass
At Virginia Tech
At NC State
At Florida State
At Wake Forest


OK….Bozo the Clown or ANY Damn Clown you can think of could win…

4 Football Games

….coaching Boston College in 2016 and we see No Damn Reason at all why Steve Addazio and his Boston College football team not win at least…

6 Games in 2016

…with a schedule that a coach in his FOURTH year at BC should win at least…

7 Games

….without much trouble at all.

What will happen if Steve Addazio and his Boston College football team don’t win at least 6 games in 2016?

Steve Addazio will be fired come December at Boston College…PERIOD!


Many Coaches Hot Seat members are headed to Florida this week for The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida near Jacksonville and every time we travel to Florida to get together we remember a little over three years ago when we were in South Florida for the Total Destruction of Notre Dame football by Alabama in the Bogus BCS Title Game and we also remember at the same losing our friend Huell Howser who died in Palm Springs while we were in Florida.

Long ago someone wise once said…”As long as your name is whispered on the Earth you are immortal.”


We miss you Huell Howser!

The Epic Damn Failure That Is the Pac-12 Network Continues To Drag Down the Pac-12 Conference and the Man Responsible for that Epic Damn Failure = Pac-12 Commish Larry Scott…Needs To Be Fired…TODAY! – #5 Hot Seat Head Coach on the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings = Darrell Hazell, Purdue Boilermakers


Before we get to the #5 College Football Head Coach on the current Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

Darrell Hazell, Purdue

…we must first address a simmering issue here in Pac-12 Country which is…

The Epic Damn Failure that is the Pac-12 Network!


Consider this headline and story in the Seattle Times from the middle of March:

Washington State athletic department closes 2015 with $13 million budget deficit, Seattle Times

“Despite increasing ticket sales by almost $1 million and decreasing operating expenses by about three quarters of a million dollars, the Washington State athletic department closed its 2015 fiscal year with a deficit of more than $13 million.

This marks the second year in a row that the Cougars have incurred a $13 million deficit, but it actually fell from $13,714,442 in 2014 to $13,274,324 in 2015 – a difference of $440,118.

Athletic director Bill Moos addressed the deficit in a letter sent to WSU athletics donors Tuesday in which he highlighted that Cougars have the Pac-12’s second-lowest expense budget and spend about $12 million less than the conference average.

“Our revenues have increased significantly since 2010, and I believe WSU Athletics is positioned well to continue our upward trajectory in terms of revenue generation,” Moos wrote in the letter.

WSU took in $43,112,605 in operating revenue in 2015 – $314,212 less than the year before. This stems in part from a $400,901 decrease in contributions.

The Cougars also took in significantly less in Pac-12 Networks distribution revenue — $1.4 million – than they had hoped. WSU originally had projected the Pac-12 Networks’ distribution revenue at around $5 million or $6 million per school.

“We were being optimistic trying to compare it to the Big Ten Network, even though their footprint is significantly larger, because we own 100 percent of ours and they own 49 percent of their network,” Moos said in a conference call with reporters Tuesday. “They grew very fast, to almost $10 million per school. We were looking conservatively, by now, being at about $5 or $6 million. We thought that was fairly realistic.”

Still, things haven’t gone as well for the Pac-12 Networks as hoped, and the fact that the conference has yet to reach a deal with DirecTV remains a sticking point, and the subject of ongoing negotiations.”

Yep…the Pac-12 Network has left many Pac-12 schools which were anticipating and some would say were PROMISED that by now they would be receiving Millions of Dollars MORE in revenue now find themselves making a Helluva lot less than Big Ten and SEC schools primarily because….

The Epic Damn Failure that is the Pac-12 Network!

Samuel Chi writing at The Post Game summed up the Total Disaster that is the Pac-12 Network in a recent story with the headline…

Pac-12 Network Is Epic Failure, The Post Game

…and Chi goes on to write in the story…

“Pac-12 fans from the Pacific Northwest to the Rocky Mountains are hopping mad. March Madness is heating up but you wouldn’t know it if you live in Pac-12 country.

Among the power conferences (and we’re counting the Power 5 in football plus the Big East and American Athletic), the Pac-12’s tournament games will be the least visible — no matter where you live. Of the 11 conference games, eight are carried on the Pac-12 Network, including one of the semifinals, and the rest are on FS1.

By now you probably already know that compared to the Big Ten Network (BTN) and SEC Network, the Pac-12’s distribution both nationally and within the conference’s own footprint is abysmal. Whereas the BTN and SECN reach around 70 million households each around the country, the Pac-12 Network is only in 12 million homes.

If you don’t live in the six states where Pac-12 schools are located, there is little chance that you’ll see much of the conference tournament, which begins Wednesday. That probably includes the NCAA selection committee, which will be holed up in an Indianapolis hotel room this weekend.

But this gets better … er, worse. Even if you’re a Pac-12 fan with access to the Pac-12 Network, you’re still not going to get all the Pac-12 tournament games this week. Now in its fourth season of existence, the network has heavily regionalized its content. That means if you live in the Pacific Northwest, you will end up with some taped rerun of Washington-Washington State or Oregon-Oregon State instead of live USC-UCLA on Wednesday.

Yep, that’s right. Despite the fact that the Pac-12 has both national and regional feeds, most local carriers only provide access to the regional feed. That means in almost all cases, the fans only get to see live games involving teams in their region. If you’re a Stanford fan living in Phoenix, unless the Cardinal are playing Arizona or ASU, you’re out of luck.

This ludicrous programming model helps to explain why that while the BTN and SECN are bringing in close to $10 million annually for each conference school in the Big Ten and SEC, the Pac-12 Network is barely clearing $1 million per school (before expenses). The Pac-12 Network certainly isn’t picking up any new subscribers and is losing some of the few that it has.

And the future looks bleaker. The Pac-12 still does not have a distribution agreement with DirecTV, the biggest sports content provider nationally among cable/satellite carriers. DirecTV was bought last summer by AT&T, one of the Pac-12’s main business partners, and yet commissioner Larry Scott has so far failed to cut a deal — and there’s no end in sight.”

Hey Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott who is in Phoenix at this very moment meeting with official from Pac-12 Conference schools….

Got….The Epic Damn Failure that is the Pac-12 Network?

Why the Hell YES you do Son and why YOUR Sorry Ass Should Be Fired….



Memo to Pac-12 Conference Presidents and Athletic Directors Meeting In Phoenix Right Damn Now:

Larry Scott is NOT going to fix the Pac-12 Network because to fix the Pac-12 Network Larry Scott would have to admit his strategy of cutting deals with smaller satellite and cable operators and not DirecTV first was WRONG and torpedoed the Pac-12 Network from the very first Damn day and we must note in this spot that Larry Scott is a Harvard grad and thus Larry Scott is a…

Pompous Arrogant Ass that has NEVER been wrong during his Precious Life on this Earth

…and thus why if YOU Pac-12 Presidents and Athletic Directors want to fix the Pac-12 Network and if YOU give a Damn about the future of the Pac-12 Conference you need to…

Fire Larry Scott’s Ass….TODAY

….and hire someone that actually knows what the Hell he is doing like us here at Coaches Hot Seat that if hired tomorrow to run the Pac-12 Network would…

Find A Strong Cable and/or Network Partner to work with the Pac-12 Network

Get the Damn Pac-12 Network on DirecTV and every Damn other Major Cable and Satellite Operator in America!

Oh…but we actually have a Lick of Common Sense something Larry Scott does not have and NEVER will have since he is too Damn worried about his own Sorry Ivy League Ass and fretting over his public image….in our humble opinion of course!

This is all very Damn simple….the Pac-12 Conference has actually gone….


…since Larry Scott was hired as the commissioner of the Pac-12 in 2010 and things will only get worse in the future unless something is done like…TODAY…to get the Pac-12 Conference back-on-track beginning with the…

Firing of Larry Scott!

Frankly,,,there are LOTS of Pac-12 school alums at Coaches Hot Seat and we are just flat-out embarrassed at how far the Pac-12 Conference and Pac-12 Network has fallen behind the Big Ten and SEC Conferences and if the Presidents and Athletic Directors of the Pac-12 schools are willing to accept MEDIOCRITY then they are Sorry Damn Excuses for Leaders and are like Larry Scott a Damn Embarrassment to the great history and tradition of the Pac-12!

Geez…we could go on for awhile discussing this subject and there is a Helluva lot our lawyers will not let us write in this spot but alas it’s time to move on since we have said our peace…AGAIN….about the listing ship that is the Pac-12 Conference and with that we move to…

Darrell Hazell, Purdue Head Football Coach


4 th season at Purdue

Overall Head Coaching Record (Purdue + Kent State): 22 – 40

Purdue Overall Record: 6 – 30

Big Ten Record: 2 – 22

Here at Coaches Hot Seat we have two numbers for every FBS football program which we label…

Historical Win Number = The Number of Wins a FBS football program has generally won per season over the last 25 years


Season Win Number = How Many Wins a FBS football program should win in upcoming season based upon the talent they have and the talent they should have IF they had a “decent” head football coach

When considering the Purdue football program we now have as the…

Historical Win Number

…pegged at…

6 Wins Per Season

….and for Purdue football in 2016 we have the….

Season Win Number

…pegged at…

6 Wins

…meaning that Purdue football in 2016 in his 4 th year coaching the Boilermakers SHOULD win…

6 Football Games!

So let’s see here….Darrell Hazell has won…

6 Football Games in 3 Seasons on the job


2 Big Ten Games in 3 Seasons on the job

…which works out to averages of….

2 Wins Overall Per Season


.67 Big Ten Wins Per Season

In the previous 16 seasons at Purdue under head coaches Danny Hope and Joe Tiller the Purdue football program averaged…

6.81 Wins Overall Per Season


4.13 Big Ten Wins Per Season

Yes…by any measure we can think of…

Darrell Hazell has MASSIVELY underperformed as the head football coach at Purdue and everyone knows that anything less than 6….maybe 5 wins….and Darrell Hazell is DONE coaching the Boilermakers before we all go shopping for Christmas Trees in December!

Let’s go to Purdue’s 2016 Football Schedule and see what Darrell Hazell and his Boilermakers have to deal with in the upcoming season…

Eastern Kentucky
At Maryland
At Illinois
At Nebraska
Penn State
At Minnesota
At Indiana

Geez…that’s a pretty easy schedule with Purdue NOT having to play….

Ohio State
Michigan State

…in Big Ten Conference play BUT the Boilermakers do open with Eastern Kentucky which lost at Kentucky in overtime in 2015 and needless to say a Purdue loss to the EKU Colonels in the opening game of the season would be nothing short of a…

Complete Freaking Disaster!

Based upon how Purdue football has played in the last three seasons under Darrell Hazell our guess is that…

Purdue would be LUCKY to win 4 Games in 2016

…and could very well…

Win 3 games or less again in 2016!

Our opinion….

Anything less than 5 wins and Darrell Hazell is fired come December and a pretty good head coaching job opens up which sits in the Big Ten West Division which in our opinion…

Purdue Football Should Be Competing For Every Year and Winning Every 5 Years or So

….but then we remember well the Joe Tiller days at Purdue so for Damn sure we know that…

Purdue Football CAN and SHOULD be able to compete with EVERY team in the Big Ten Conference!


Next up on the Coaches Hot Seat Analysis…

Steve Addazio, Head Coach of the Boston College Eagles!