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2017 Post Week 6 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – Tom Petty + Stevie Nicks Learning To Fly – Thanks Tom and Godspeed Son! – Johnny Cash Giving The Hot Seat Coaches Hell! – Welcome To The Hot Seat Lincoln Riley…Head Coach of the Charmin Very Damn Soft Oklahoma Sooners!

 

We can’t start Week 7 of the 2017 College Football Season without first recognizing the passing of the Great Tom Petty who was always teaching us how to fly in life!

Learning To Fly, Tom Petty and his 40+ year friend Stevie Nicks!

Thank You Tom for your amazing music and God Speed To You Son…Your Music Will Live Forever!

Post Week 6 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

Give These Hot Seat Coaches Hell Johnny Cash!

Thank You Mr. Cash!

1.  Bret Bielema, Arkansas – In the last decade-plus we have written a lot in this Coaches Hot Seat Blog about the importance of Athletic Directors making Damn sure they hire head football coaches that “fit” the culture and history of the school the AD words for, but this is the first time we have written about something just as important:

Coaches taking jobs where they “fit” the culture and history of the school.

A handful of Coaches Hot Seat members have stopped in at Madison, Wisconsin a few times while on business trips in the Great State of Wisconsin and even been to a couple Wisconsin Badgers football games and on one of those trips a few years ago when Bret Bielema was still the head coach of the Badgers there was a story we read about how Bielema liked to drive around in his SUV on Gameday Saturdays in Madison before the games to see what all the Wisconsin fans were up to with most of those fans not knowing it was the UW head coach in that SUV. When reading that story we just laughed at it because it was classic Bret Bielema and in our minds not knowing about any potential issues that were going on between Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez and Bret Bielema we always thought that Bret was a good “fit” at Wisconsin and that he would be there until he got his ass fired or he retired.

As you can imagine with the above in mind everyone at Coaches Hot Seat was shocked when in early December 2012 it was announced that Bret Bielema was leaving Wisconsin for the Arkansas head coaching job which made no sense on many levels and like a lot of other people made us think that Barry Alvarez must be one Helluva asshole to work for and if the media reports are true Cheap As Hell when it comes to paying Wisconsin assistant coaches since after all…Not A Damn Dime of the money that Barry Alvarez pays Wisconsin Athletic Department employees with is Barry’s money! Whatever the issues were between Alvarez and Bielema it blew-up a pretty good arrangement for the both of them which later happened again with Alvarez and current Oregon State head coach Gary Andersen who also must be a Real American Man and doesn’t like being led around by the nose from a former football coach who doesn’t seem to know that Real Leaders hire people to do jobs and they…

Let Them Do Their Job!

Leaving Barry Alvarez aside for the moment who in our opinion is a Pompous Arrogant Ass that believes he spun up the entire universe and thus everyone should kiss Barry’s Precious Big Ass….Sorry Barry but your are not God Son and hopefully one day the Lord himself will let you know that personally….let’s get back to Bret Bielema at Arkansas which on so many levels for both Arkansas and Bielema made just no Damn sense and we write that because early on a long-time friend + Arkansas-alum called us in Bielema’s first year at Arkansas in the Fall of 2013 and said something like (paraphrasing since it was so long ago):

“It’s just not going to work with Bielema. He just doesn’t get Arkansas…the people…the culture…nor the football…but it will take a long-time for some of my friends to understand that…a really long time.”

Well, it’s now Bret Bielema’s FIFTH year as the head coach at Arkansas and in his 56 th game as the head coach of the Razorbacks his team just got their ass whipped by the score of…

48 – 22

….by a decent but still average South Carolina team which leaves Bielema’s records at….

Overall:  27 – 29

SEC:  10 – 24

…but most shocking of all is Bielema’s record against Power 5 Conference Schools:

13 – 29

Damn…that’s just Damn Awful!

To put into perspective just how bad Bret Bielema has been at Arkansas one must look at his conference winning percentage against all of the previous Arkansas coaches, throwing out the Idiocy of John L. Smith who also should have NEVER been hired even as an interim head coach at Arkansas by AD Jeff Long, and when you look at those numbers it is very Damn ugly indeed:

Arkansas Head Football Coaches Conference Winning % – 1950 – 2017

Bret Bielema – .294

Bobby Petrino – .531

Houston Nutt – .525

Danny Ford – .402

Joe Kines – .438

Jack Crowe – .375

Ken Hatfield – .783

Lou Holtz – .670

Frank Broyles – .714

Jack Mitchell – .472

Bowden Wyatt – .583

Otis Douglas – .222

That’s right…you have to go back to the years 1950 – 1952 and Arkansas head coach Otis Douglas to find a worse conference record than the one that Bret Bielema has put up over the past FIVE seasons at Arkansas and for those slow on the uptake that is…

11 Arkansas Head Coaches Ago

AND

65 Years Ago!

Bret Bielema just hasn’t been bad at Arkansas…he more importantly has been bad relative to Arkansas football history in the Post World War II era when .500+ football in conference and against serious opponents such as the Power 5 Conference Teams today was not only expected but was achieved by the head coaches at Arkansas which makes one wonder….

Will Arkansas AD Jeff Long let Bret Bielema destroy Arkansas Football on the sword of Jeff Long’s massive ego or will Jeff Long do something we have never heard Jeff do…

Admit he was wrong?

How exactly did Bret Bielema get his current contract which pays $4+ Million Dollars a year and includes a $15+ Million Dollar Buyout you ask?

Jeff Long gave that HUGE contract and buyout to Bret Bielema after the 2014 season when Arkansas went…wait for it…

7 – 6!

That sound you hear is us Laughing Out Loud with the everyone else with an IQ over Johnny Manziel’s jersey number at Texas A&M = 2!

With the loss to South Carolina the Razorbacks are now 2 – 3 on the season and 0 – 2 in SEC play and they have left on the schedule this…

At Alabama
Auburn
At Ole Miss
Coastal Carolina
At LSU
Mississippi State
Missouri

Any chance Arkansas wins 4 of their last 7 games to get to .500….which is Pitiful Football in our opinion at Arkansas which Bobby Petrino proved just a few years ago?

Not A Chance in Hell…in our humble opinion and if Arkansas doesn’t get to 6 wins in Bielema’s FIFTH year on the job $15M+ buyout or not Bret Bielema and Jeff Long are going to get a call sometime in late November or early December telling them they need to come to a meeting that some very busy folks will be attending and wanting to know just what the Hell is wrong with you two Damn Morons who have gutted and destroyed Arkansas Football followed by both of them being told to get the personal stuff in their offices together because their services were no longer needed at the University of Arkansas!

2.  Butch Jones, Tennessee – The best news about last week for Butch Jones was that his Vols had the week off so they couldn’t lose a football game and Jones didn’t say anything stupid which is a miracle of sorts considering all the Stupid Shit that Butch Jones has said in the last few years in Knoxville!

Much like Bret Bielema…Butch Jones has a record problem at Tennessee with the Vols records over the five seasons under Jones at…

Overall:  33 – 23

SEC:  14 – 20

….and in the all-important record against Power 5 Conference Schools Jones’ record is…

18 – 23

Those are much better records than Bret Bielema which are nothing short of a Total Damn Disaster….but come now…we are talking about University of Tennessee Football here where a .500+ records in…

SEC and against Power 5 Conference Schools

….is not only expected it better Damn be achieved and thus now you know why Butch Jones is on the Hot Seat especially when you consider all the Stupid Shit Jones has said in the last few years in Knoxville!

The word on Butch Jones that a Coaches Hot Seat member is getting from his kind-of-related family members who live in East Tennessee and are UT-alums is that Butch Jones can save his job with the Vols IF….he wins ALL his remaining games save Alabama and with that in mind let’s go to what’s left on Tennessee’s schedule:

South Carolina
At Alabama
At Kentucky
Southern Miss
At Missouri
LSU
Vanderbilt

Hell….most Tennessee Football teams could easily go 6 – 1 in the 7 above remaining football games but this is the 2017 version of the Vols is NOT most Tennessee Football Teams (Hell..they QUIT against Georgia!) and we would say the chance of the Vols finishing 9 – 3 in 2017 is around the same odds that a Coaches Hot Seat member will sleep with one of Sports Illustrated swimsuit models in 2017 which has odds now set at….

ZILCHO!

Of course….we will not discount the chance that Butch Jones might have his agent Jimmy Sexton beating the bushes for another head football coaching job in college football right now and we can only imagine Sexton looking down the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings and saying something like…

“Hmmmm…I might be able to get Butch out of Tennessee and into “X” job before his ass gets fired in Knoxville!”

Maybe Jimmy…Maybe So Son!

Coach Hard against South Carolina Butch Jones….another potential employer might be watching!

3.  Todd Graham, Arizona State – Arizona State had an bye in Week 6 after their loss to Stanford in Week 7 and now it’s back to football and here come the Smoking Hot Washington Huskies into Tempe to play the Sun Devils and Chris Petersen really has things rolling at UW where in the Huskies last 23 games Washington is…

21 – 2!

Damn…just when Todd Graham really needs a win to get his 2 – 3 Arizona State football team going he has to play Washington and then go to Salt Lake City in Week 7 to play Utah followed by USC in the desert!

Hell…Arizona State could be 2 – 6 in just a few weeks and Todd Graham out of a job so coach hard Todd because these next few games may be your last chance to be a head coach at a FBS school for a few years at least which is what this is really all about…it’s not about the money…it’s performing at a high enough level so that you have…

Earned the Right to be a Head Coach on the FBS level….PERIOD!

4.  David Beaty, Kansas – Kansas got its ass whipped by Texas Tech on Saturday by the score of 65 – 19 and that’s becoming a common theme for the Jayhawks….

Getting Its Ass Whipped

….under head coach David Beaty who now has record at KU of…

Overall:  3 – 26

Big 12:  1 – 19

Oh…they must give thanks for Charlie Strong in Lawrence, Kansas because without that Pitiful Texas team that Charlie brought to Lawrence last year the Jayhawks would have ZERO Big 12 Conference wins under David Beaty the last THREE seasons!

Three seasons ago in 2014 Charlie Weis got fired about this time of the year and at the time when Chubby Charlie got canned by Kansas when in reality his Sorry Ass NEVER should have been hired by KU Chubby Charlie’s overall record was….

6 – 22

…and David Beaty’s overall record right now is…

3 – 26

That sound you hear is Coaches Hot Seat laughing out freaking LOUD!

Geez…what a Damn mess but the upside is that more than likely when Kansas runs David Beaty…and even KU will run David Beaty with the above records…no doubt the folks in Lawrence will make another…

Totally Damn Stupid Hire and that coach will shortly thereafter find his ass on the Hot Seat and…the Stupid Ass Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round All the Damn Time at Kansas!

5.  Barry Odom, Missouri – Missouri put a good fight against Mark Stoops Kentucky team which is an amazing bunch in so many ways in that they will play as Good or Bad as they team they are facing which says a lot about Mark Stoops inability to get his team ready and focused on gameday which will leave for another day and focus on Barry Odom who in his SECOND season as the head coach at Mizzou has now posted records of…

Overall:  5 – 12

SEC:  2 – 9

…and the 1 – 4 Tigers still have to play this season:

At Georgia
Idaho
At UConn
Florida
Tennessee
At Vanderbilt
At Arkansas

Our guess Missouri wins 2…maybe 3….of its remaining 7 games which if it’s 3 more games that would be two straight years of…

4 – 8

…records under Odom which is Bad….Oh It’s Damn Bad….and it’s up to Barry Odom to make it Good…Damn Good Son or your ass will be run…and should be run…right out of Columbia!

6.  Mike Riley, Nebraska – As they say about today’s world “things change fast” and they even change fast in Nebraska because after the Nebraska loss at home to Wisconsin on Saturday we called a few of our Husker-alum friends on Sunday and to a person they all said very close to the following:

“Unless Mike Riley beats Ohio State at home next Saturday it’s over for Mike and Scott Frost will be the next head coach at Nebraska.”

If Nebraska can get current UCF head coach Scott Frost that is who we hear is now Very Damn High on several Athletic Directors lists for a new head football coach which means that Nebraska probably has the inside lane to get Frost as their next head coach if Mike Riley is fired BUT Frost may have a choice of several plum jobs in a month or so BUT there is probably not a job that fits Frost as well or where Frost can win a lot of games in the Big Ten West Division like the Nebraska job!

As for Mike Riley if Nebraska can win the rest of their games this season against…

Ohio State
At Purdue
Northwestern
At Minnesota
At Penn State
Iowa

…which is about as likely as a Coaches Hot Seat member sleeping with a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model in 2017 then Riley can coach the Huskers in 2018!

Coach em up Mike Riley…we will be pulling for your Huskers against Ohio State!

Just an opinion by Coaches Hot Seat on current UCF head Scott Frost.  We have been watching and following Scott Frost since he first arrived on The Farm at Stanford in 1993 to play for Bill Walsh for two seasons before transferring to Nebraska to play for Tom Osborne for his last two years in college and right now…in our humble opinion…Frost is the best college head football coach not on the Power 5 Conference Level in America and it would be a GREAT move for Nebraska or any other Power 5 Conference school that can get him as their next head football coach.

7.  Steve Addazio, Boston College – Can someone go ahead and end the misery of the Steve Addazio tenure at Boston College already and hire Chip Kelly to coach the Eagles so he can take the ACC by storm from a perch in Boston?

With the loss to Virginia Tech on Saturday Steve Addazio’s records at Boston College now stand at:

Overall:  26 – 31

ACC:  11 – 24

Please…Administration at Boston College…end this Damn Madness already because we are tired of writing about Steve Freaking Addazio and if you can get Chip Kelly at $3 Million A Year he will be worth every penny!

8.  Jim Mora, UCLA – The UCLA Bruins had a bye in Week 6 and get back to it in Week 7 with a game at now red-hat Arizona which may have found themselves a quarterback against Colorado last Saturday which is No Damn Good News for Jim Mora and his Bruins who now at 3 – 2 really have to win some ballgames or the 2017 season could fall to pieces in a hurry.

Jim Mora’s records at UCLA are….So-So…

Overall:  44 – 26

Pac-12:  26 – 22

…but after a 4 – 8 record in 2016 the last thing Mora needs is another losing season in 2016 and with these games left to play…

At Arizona
Oregon
At Washington
At Utah
Arizona State
At USC
California

…the 3 – 2 Bruins are going to have a tough time finding at least 3 more wins this season if they lose to Arizona on Saturday!

9.  Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma – Our biggest worry about Lincoln Riley taking over for Bob Stoops at Oklahoma was Riley turning the Sooners into…

Texas Tech Football North

….and it seems that more games that Riley has under his belt as the head coach of the Sooners the more that OU looks like the Red Raiders which the last two games has included….

An almost loss to ZERO wins Baylor

A home loss to MASSIVE underdog Iowa State

…and up next for what looks like to us the becoming Very Damn Soft Sooners is Texas in Dallas in the Red River Rivalry and it looks like to us that Texas is playing some pretty good football under Tom Herman and if the Longhorns beat the Sooners on Saturday Lincoln Riley will find his ass not only on a Scorching Hot Seat but in a sling as well!

Hell…how many more games can Very Damn Soft Oklahoma win in 2017 with these games remaining?

Texas – Dallas
At Kansas State
Texas Tech
At Oklahoma State
TCU
At Kansas
West Virginia

Hell…if OU plays like they did against Iowa State they will be LUCKY to win 3 more games which would add up to a…

7 – 5

…record and Lincoln Riley only one more Below Average season from having his ass run right out Norman, Oklahoma!

You better start coaching your Oklahoma Sooners football team Son or your head coaching career will be OVER before it really gets going and Oh Yea…the leash is Very Damn Short…and Should Be Short….for head coaches at OU that win less than 9 games a year!

10.  Ed Orgeron, LSU – Luckily for Ed Orgeron and LSU they got to play on Saturday…

One of the Worst Coached Offenses in America

….in the Florida Gators offense which would be a Helluva lot better if head coach Jim McElwain and offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier just gave the Gators offense some footballs at practice and Jim + Doug went to a local Gainesville bar!

With the win over Florida…LSU improves its record to 4 – 2 on the season with the below games still left on the schedule which we do note does not include offenses coached by Jim McElwain and Doug Nussmeier who are Totally Damn Worthless and are actually making the Florida Gators Offense WORSE every day that the two of them report to work at the University of Florida!

Auburn
At Ole Miss
At Alabama
Arkansas
At Tennessee
Texas A&M

Our guess as of October 9, 2017….LSU finishes with a record of…

7 – 5

…in 2017 and Ed Orgeron’s rear-end is still on one of the Hottest Seats in the country come late November!

The Main Topic of Discussion for Coaches Hot Seat Members in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida for The Players Championship This Week = Big 12 Expansion – A Possible Solution = Big 24 Conference! – What the Hell Is the Big 24 Conference You Ask? Let Us Explain! – #7 Coach on the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings = Colorado Head Coach Mike MacIntyre

 

Before we get to the issues that face Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre as he heads into his FOURTH season as the head coach of the Buffs who is now sitting on the…

#7 Hot Seat in the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

….there are a whole lot of Coaches Hot Seat members together in one place this week in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida for our annual trip to The Players Championship and one of the biggest topics of discussion among us the past couple of days has been…

Big 12 Conference Expansion

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Columnist Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman has the best explanation for why Oklahoma president David Boren is interested in seeing the Big 12 Conference expand and since the folks in Austin, Texas care little about anything beyond their own Precious Asses forget about the other NINE schools in the Big 12 we think former Senator Boren is right again on this issue just as he has been right on my issues in the past:

Here’s why Oklahoma’s Boren favors expansion, Berry Tramel, The Oklahoma

“And a 12-team league makes a conference network much more viable, because of content. Two extra schools provide more games, more shows, more stories. That’s what we’ve seen from the Big Ten and the SEC, who each have expanded to 14 schools in recent years. Those expansion decisions were based on the network.

Two extra schools mean more distribution points for the network and more content to fill it with.

That’s not the least bit confusing. That’s completely the reason Boren wants expansion. And remember what Boren has said — expansion, conference network, title game, they’re all tied together. Without one, the others are irrelevant.”

The above is certainly correct on the issues around the Big 12 Conference adding 2, 4 or even 6 more teams which we here at Coaches Hot Seat came out for several months ago…

As the SEC Conference Races Ahead the Big 12 Conference “Leaders”…Save One in Oklahoma President David Boren…Say Only One Thing…”Show Me the Damn Money!” – Got There Is No Damn Vision and Helluva Lot of Selfishness In Big 12 Country? YEP!, Coaches Hot Seat Blog, February 18, 2016

…but then the Big 12 expanding doesn’t really solve the problem of the Longhorn Network and the Texas Folks who seem intent on sitting on their Precious Asses while everything burns down around them….in other words the folks in Austin are…

Just Typical Texans!

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All of the above got the members of Coaches Hot Seat thinking and at dinner on Tuesday night the issue was thrown on the table….

How would you fix the problems facing the Big 12?

….with one Coaches Hot Seat member who has run his own company for over a decade finally saying….

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“What was it Eisenhower used to say? “If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.” Thinking it’s time for the Big 12 and the Pac-12 which is also facing some huge problems right now with its TV network and revenue generation to work together to solve both of their problems by coming together. It’s time to revive the deal that Larry Scott tried to put together with four Big 12 teams a few years back…

Oklahoma, Texas talking Pac-16, ESPN.com, September 2011

….and bring the Pac-12 and Big 12 together to form one Super Conference.”

“How in the Hell would that work?”

Simple….merge the Pac-12 with the Big 12 and add Cincinnati and UCF to create the….

Big 24

….which would be a sports conference that would command the American West and be a powerful challenger to the surging Big Ten and SEC.

So…let’s see here…merge the Pac-12 with the Big 12 and add Cincinnati and UCF would have a Big 24 Conference that would look like this….

Big 24 Map

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So how would a Big 24 Conference work exactly you ask?

Well, the 24 teams would be divided into two 12 team divisions…East and West:

Big 24 Eastern Division
UCF
West Virginia
Cincinnati
Iowa State
Kansas
Kansas State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State
Texas
TCU
Texas Tech
Baylor

Big 24 Western Division
Arizona
Arizona State
Colorado
Utah
Washington
Washington State
Oregon
Oregon State
Stanford
California
UCLA
USC

Then the 2 Eastern and Western Divisions would then be divided down into 6 pods with 4 teams in each pod:

Pod #1
UCF
West Virginia
Cincinnati
Iowa State

Pod #2
Kansas
Kansas State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State

Pod #3
Texas
Baylor
Texas Tech
TCU

Pod #4
Washington
Washington State
Oregon State
Oregon

Pod #5
Stanford
California
USC
UCLA

Pod #6
Arizona
Arizona State
Colorado
Utah

Why in the Hell do you have the pods you ask?

For football scheduling reasons and this is how the 6 pods and 2 divisions would work together to create an incredibly intriguing Big 24 football schedule each season that would climax with at…

Big 24 Conference Title Game

…that would alternate being played each year in Dallas in the Jerry Dome and in Los Angeles in the new NFL stadium now being built for the LA Rams.

Each football team in the Big 24 would play the following schedule each year:

12 Regular Season Games
9 Big 24 Conference Games
1 Big 24 Rival Game
3 Games in its 4 Team Pod
5 other Big 24 Conference Games
3 Out-of-Conference Games

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For example using Oklahoma…each year the Sooners would play…

1 Out-of-Conference Game
1 Out-of-Conference Game
1 Out-of-Conference Game
Kansas
Kansas State
Oklahoma State
1 Big 24 Rival Game = Texas
1 Big 24 Conference Game
1 Big 24 Conference Game
1 Big 24 Conference Game
1 Big 24 Conference Game
1 Big 24 Conference Game

Big 24 Conference Championship Game if the Eastern Division Champs

How would the Big 24 Eastern and Western Division Champions be determined you ask?

By the Big 24 Conference Record not just within the division but OVERALL so at the end of the season the 2 Big 24 teams with the best records in their Big 24 Conference Games as ranked in each division would meet in either Dallas or Los Angeles to play each other in what would be an even BIGGER Conference Title Game than the Big Ten or SEC.

Imagine basically the current Pac-12 Champion meeting the Big 12 Champion with Cincinnati and UCF added in what would surely produce some amazing Big 24 Conference Championship Games….but then give some thought to the games within the Big 24 that college football fans would see every few years…

Oklahoma vs. USC
Texas vs. Oregon
Stanford vs. Baylor
UCLA vs. UCF
TCU vs. Washington
Oklahoma State vs. Colorado

….which we could go on listing for awhile but we think you get the drift by now.

Dwight D. Eisenhower was right….

“If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.”

….and with both the Big 12 and Pac-12 facing problems on many fronts in face of the surging Big Ten and SEC it’s time to create the first…

Super Conference = Big 24

…which would have a Big 24 Network which would have the biggest footprint in America.

Oh…what would we do with the Longhorn Network that folks in Austin prize so much?

We would let Texas keep the Longhorn Network deal with ESPN with the Horns being allowed to air one football game each year on their network and the rest of the Texas football games would be put into the package that would be sold into the marketplace with hopefully the new Big 24 Network partnering with a major media company like FoxSports, ESPN, or Comcast to get the Big 24 Network onto as many TV satellite and cable systems as possible before launch so that the new network was on firm ground and generating a Helluva lot of money from Day One.

How much money could a Big 24 Conference and Big 24 Network generate for the 24 schools that would now be sharing revenue with 23 other schools around the country?

A Helluva Lot of Money is the answer to that question but to be more specific we have to believe that with all the cable, network and media deals put together a Big 24 Conference could generate upwards to $1 Billion Dollars annually which would work out to…

$40 Million Dollars Per School

….which is right at the spot where the Big Ten and SEC Conferences are now heading money-wise and right where the schools in the new Big 24 Conference would want to be!

Is there a chance in Hell the Massive Egos in the Pac-12 and Big 12 could possible come together and form something like the…

Big 24 Conference?

Probably not…but certainly anyone in Pac-12 or Big 12 Country that has read Paul Kennedy’s book….

The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

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….knows that there are certain fundamental laws of economics that determine whether associations like the Pac-12 and Big 12 will succeed over time and Wikipedia has done a nice job of summarizing the primary thesis of Kennedy’s book:

“Kennedy argues that the strength of a Great Power can be properly measured only relative to other powers, and he provides a straightforward and persuasively argued thesis: Great Power ascendancy (over the long term or in specific conflicts) correlates strongly to available resources and economic durability; military overstretch and a concomitant relative decline are the consistent threat facing powers whose ambitions and security requirements are greater than their resource base can provide for.”

The Pac-12 and Big 12 Conferences are falling behind the Big Ten and SEC Conference who are creating a gap in money and exposure that will only widen in the future and facing that reality its time for the folks in the Pac-12 and Big 12 to come together….to put aside their egos and petty personal concerns…and create the first Super Conference in college sports…the

Big 24 Conference!

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Now let’s move onto the Hot Seat status of Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre….

Mike MacIntyre, Colorado Head Football Coach

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4 th season at Colorado

Overall Head Coaching Record (San Jose St + Colorado):  26 – 48

Colorado Overall Record:  10 – 27

Pac-12 Conference Record:  2 – 25

We have it on GOOD authority from some friends in Boulder, Colorado who we would classify as….

“Knowing what the Hell is going on at the University of Colorado!”

…..where a handful of Coaches Hot Seat members live and work that…

Anything less than SIX wins by Mike MacIntyre in 2016 and he is DONE at Colorado

….and based upon the FACT that in 3 seasons at CU that Mike MacIntyre is…

2 – 25

….in Pac-12 Conference play we can understand why there are some folks in and around the University of Colorado that are willing to make such a declarative statement because the TRUTH is…

There’s just No Damn Good Reason why Colorado should not be winning 6+ games in a CU head coach’s FOURTH season on the job….PERIOD!

Let’s go to Colorado’s 2016 football schedule to see if Mike MacIntyre has a chance to rally the Buffs to 6+ wins in 2016 and take CU to a bowl game:

Colorado State
Idaho State
At Michigan
At Oregon
Oregon State
At USC
Arizona State
At Stanford
UCLA
At Arizona
Washington State
Utah

Geez…based upon what we think Mike MacIntyre has to work with on his Colorado football team in 2016 and looking at the above TOUGH schedule if the Buffs win 6+ games then…

Mike MacIntyre should get an extension and raise as the head football coach at Colorado

….because that is One Damn Tough Schedule!

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How many games do we think Colorado will win in 2016?

Guessing…4….maybe 5 games if the Buffs get a few breaks!

Not Guessing…if Colorado wins 4….maybe 5 games in 2016…

Colorado will be looking for a new head football coach come December!

Great Luck to Mike MacIntyre and his Colorado Buffs in 2016….Uhhhhh….they will sure the Hell need it!

For some reason Hank Williams song “I’m So Loneome I Could Cry” sung by the Great B.J. Thomas comes to mind!

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Give these Hot Seat Coaches Hell Mr. Cash!

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21.  Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech – The Hokies played a decent game against Ohio State on Labor Day night but is “decent” what Virginia Tech football is all about now or are Va. Tech fans still serious about winning games and championships in Blacksburg?

Well, let’s go to Frank Beamer’s records over the past four seasons and see what just “decent” looks like at Virginia Tech:

2012 – 2015

Overall: 22 – 18

ACC: 12 – 12

Yep….that is BARELY just “decent” for Virginia Tech football especially when the records that Frank Beamer was putting-up while coaching the Hokies between 2004 and 2011 which makes us naturally wonder…

Just what in the Hell has gone wrong in Blacksburg because these records…

Overall: 22 – 18

ACC: 12 – 12

…just flat-out SUCK!

With the 0 – 1 start let’s go to what remains on Virginia Tech’s schedule to see if this indeed may be Frank Beamer’s last season in Blacksburg because just “decent” cannot continue in Hokieland….right?

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At Purdue
At East Carolina
Pitt
NC State
At Miami
Duke
At Boston College
At Georgia Tech
North Carolina
Virginia

Geez…that’s a pretty tough schedule and there is a very REAL chance that Virginia Tech doesn’t win SIX games in 2015 and we cannot imagine that Frank Beamer will be coaching the Hokies in 2016 if they post a losing record this season unless of course Coach Beamer is not willing to go out with a losing record in his slamdunk College Football Hall of Fame coaching career and demands at least one more season.

We shall see….BUT if Virginia Tech loses at Purdue and/or at East Carolina in the coming weeks the 2015 season for the Hokies could get very Damn ugly in a hurry!

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22.  Bob Stoops, Oklahoma – We had heard that Bob Stoops got a little testy after a lot of questions at his press conference this week about the potential of the large and very loud crowd at Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium having an adverse impact on the Sooners this coming Saturday so we had our former US Navy Intelligence Officer and now Coaches Hot Seat member look at a tape of Stoops’ Monday press conference to get his take on Bob’s level of concern about Neyland Stadium and here is what he came away with:

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“Very simply Bob Stoops is worried about the crowd at Neyland Stadium especially how the noise level of the crowd could get Oklahoma off their game early on and lead to mistakes that could lead to Tennessee getting a lead that might be too much for the Sooners to overcome to win the game. Just a guess, but I think Bob Stoops and the OU coaching staff are just hoping to weather the storm in the first quarter and not fall more than 2 scores behind at the most.”

So Bob Stoops is worried about the potential of the Tennessee crowd at Neyland Stadium having an adverse impact upon the Sooners especially early-on in the game against the Vols BUT then what is really at stake in this Oklahoma – Tennessee game for the Sooners?

Since it seems Oklahoma is no longer in the…

Winning A National Championship Business

..under Bob Stoops and things in Norman seem to be about trying to get to 10 wins so a decent bowl game can be delivered to the Sooner faithful so a loss in this spot to Tennessee really is…

No Big Whoop!

….because OU can find 9 more wins on their regular season schedule after the Vols….right?

Tulsa
West Virginia
Texas – Dallas
At Kansas State
Texas Tech
At Kansas
Iowa State
At Baylor
TCU
At Oklahoma State

Maybe…Maybe Not…but Hell Bob Stoops can keep coaching Oklahoma for as long as he wants winning 8 games a year so would it matter if the Sooners won 8 games again in 2015 and then got their asses whipped in a bowl game?

Not Really and thus why Tennessee should beat Oklahoma on Saturday because the TRUTH is…

This game means a Helluva lot more to Butch Jones and the Volunteers than Bob Stoops and the Sooners

….in our humble opinion of course.

As we write the above a few Coaches Hot Seat members remember back to another time when losing a football game was a…

Complete Freaking Disaster

….to Bob Stoops and the Sooners and one game in particular stands out in our minds and that was the Oklahoma at Oregon game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on September 16, 2006 which those Coaches Hot Seat members watched from the Oklahoma sideline.

Oh, that was a great football game between the Sooners and Ducks with Oklahoma being royally ripped-off by some Pac-12 refs at the end on a BOGUS call on an onside kick! Enjoy and go to the 2:45 mark in the below video to see the Bullshit against the Sooners begin!

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23.  Willie Taggart, South Florida – Willie Taggart and his South Florida Bulls got a win over Cupcake Florida A&M in Week 1 BUT now Willie…the REAL work begins! Check-out South Florida’s next four games!

At Florida State
At Maryland
Memphis
Syracuse

Geez…if USF is 2 – 3 after their fifth game they will be lucky and thus that is your charge Willie Taggart….

Be 2 – 3 at least when you take USF to UConn on October 17!

Can South Florida win at least 5 more games in 2015 with the below remaining games still to be played?

At Florida State
At Maryland
Memphis
Syracuse
At UConn
SMU
At Navy
At East Carolina
Temple
Cincinnati
At UCF

We don’t see why in the Hell not?

Coach up those Bulls Willie!

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24.  Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia – Dana Holgorsen and West Virginia got an impressive win in Week 1 over what should be a pretty good Georgia Southern team by a score of…

44 – 0

…and Liberty is up next so that means the 2015 college football season doesn’t really begin for Holgorsen until WVU plays Maryland on September 26 in Morgantown.

Until then Dana Holgorsen will be cooling his heels on the Hot Seat!

One interesting side-note we ran across the below interesting article in Morgantown Magazine about Dana Holgorsen’s house in Morgantown:

Tall Timber: The home of WVU’s Dana Holgorsen is the first luxury residence in the U.S. to be built completely of cross-laminated timber, Laura Wilcox Rote, Morgantown Magazine

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Oh, one particular comment at the bottom of the article on Dana Holgorsen’s house in Morgantown by Sara Perfin caught our attention here at Coaches Hot Seat!

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25.  Ron Caragher, San Jose State – Ron Caragher and San Jose State got their Cupcake win in Week 1 over New Hampshire but check-out what the Spartans have coming up next!

At Air Force
At Oregon State
Fresno State
At Auburn

WOW!

Got 1 – 4 to start the 2015 season Ron Caragher?

You are about to Ron so you better Damn make hay in 2015 in Mountain West Conference play!

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26.  Mike Riley, Nebraska – Although we wish Mike Riley nothing but the best at Nebraska we have a sneaking suspicion that Riley’s tenure in Lincoln is going to be….

A Gosh Darn Complete Freaking Disaster

….and we don’t know if Nebraska could have found a worse way to open Mike Riley’s tenure than to lose a game that would have been a win if ONLY…

ONE Nebraska player would have made a Freaking Play on that Hail Brigham Young Pass!

OK….0 – 1 is not too bad and South Alabama is up next which Nebraska SHOULD win easily and then it’s a trip to Miami to play the Hurricanes in a Hot Seat vs. Hot Seat Coaching Match-Up that will send one coach….

Soaring Off the Hot Seat

AND another coach

Soaring Up the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings!

Until Saturday September 19 and that Nebraska – Miami game in Miami we will leave Mike Riley alone BUT for Dang sure Mike….

Don’t Lose to South Alabama for the Pillsbury Dough Boy’s Sake!

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27.  Brian Kelly, Notre Dame – Notre Dame whipped Texas in Week 1 by a score of 38 – 3 but then whipping Texas these days is like a fat man saying he just destroyed a chocolate cake which means that…

Any Damn Decent Football Team in America Could Whip Texas!

AND

Any Random Fat Man in America Could Destroy A Chocolate Cake!

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Now at 1 – 0 Notre Dame travels to play Virginia in Charlottesville and although this looks like a BIG mismatch this is the EXACT kind of game that Brian Kelly has lost in his tenure with the Irish…

Games that Brian Kelly SHOULD win…he often loses….in spectacular fashion!

Come on now…Notre Dame is not going to lose to a Virginia team that under Mike London has put up FOUR losing seasons in the last FIVE years….right?

Well…if Notre Dame did lose to Virginia on Saturday Brian Kelly would wake-up next Monday morning with…

His Ass on the No. 1 Hot Seat in America!

28.  Paul Haynes, Kent State – Paul Haynes is in his third season now as the head coach at Kent State and has put up records of….

2013:  4 – 8
2014:  2 – 9
2015:  0 – 1

Overall:  6 – 18

MAC: 4  – 11

YES…the above kind of records will land your ass on the Hot Seat and after an opening season loss to Illinois Paul Haynes and his Golden Flashes play Delaware State on Saturday in a MUST WIN game before having to travel to play the future 2015 Big Ten West Division Champion in our opinion……Minnesota.

Now that Paul Haynes is on the Hot Seat for the first time we would like to welcome Paul Hayes to the Hot Seat and here’s to getting your ass off the Hot Seat soon Paul!

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29.  Norm Chow, Hawaii – How about the Hawaii Warriors opening up the 2015 college football season with a win over Pac-12 member….

Colorado Buffaloes

…..to which we can only say..

Congrats Norm Chow!

Oh….Hawaii plays….

At Ohio State!

…in Week 2!

Damn!

Here’s the good news….after Ohio State the Hawaii Warriors play…

UC Davis!

….and then….

At Wisconsin
At Boise State!

Damn Norm Chow! Who is making these schedules for you there in The Islands?

Attila the Hun?

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Good Luck against Ohio State Norm Chow!

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30.  George O’Leary, UCF – When we saw the below story about George O’Leary wanting to step-down as the head football coach at UCF and become the AD at the school at the end of the season…

George O’Leary wants to stay on as athletic director at Central Florida, Dan Wolken, USA Today

…some Bastard here at Coaches Hot Seat said to no one in particular:

“Hell, if George O’Leary wants to be the UCF athletic director he needs to step-down right now because if he is thinking about such a move no doubt he is not putting everything into coaching his football team in 2015.”

And then this….

FIU – 15
UCF – 14

Evidently that Bastard Coaches Hot Seat member was right because George O’Leary’s UCF football team just got beat by a team in FIU that very simply…

Had No Damn Business Beating UCF

….which brings us back to this point:

If George O’Leary wants to be the AD at UCF then he should quit coaching the Knights football team right now

…because things don’t get any easier in Week 2…

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Hold it a second…UCF plays the Balsa Wood Stanford Candy Asses next on The Farm and Hell if you just show up and pop the Balsa Wood Stanford Candy Asses in the mouth they will go home crying to their Momma so maybe George O’Leary can get things back-on-track for UCF in Week 2 with a win over the…

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….and get his ass of the Hot Seat in the process!

This should be great fun on The Farm this Saturday with…

The Balsa Wood Stanford Candy Asses playing their first home game on The Farm in 2015 after embarrassing Stanford University and themselves at Northwestern in Week 1

AND

George O’Leary making calls from the sideline during the game to someone…who the Hell knows who….to see if he has been named the AD at UCF yet!

What happens exactly when….

Balsa Wood Stanford Candy Asses meets an opposing team that has a head coach that is working on his next job which in this case is the athletic director position at UCF?

We don’t have a Freaking Clue but we are all about to find out and Hell when you combine Balsa Wood with a head coach looking for another job it promise to be…

A Great and Fun Day on The Farm!

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