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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, January 27, 2016 – Francis Ford Coppola



“A number of images put together a certain way become something quite above and beyond what any of them are individually.”


“Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites chaos.”


“Art depends on luck and talent.”


“I became quite successful very young, and it was mainly because I was so enthusiastic and I just worked so hard at it.”


“It’s ironic that at age 32, at probably the greatest moment of my career, with The Godfather having such an enormous success, I wasn’t even aware of it, because I was somewhere else under the deadline again.”


“The stuff that I got in trouble for, the casting for The Godfather or the flag scene in Patton, was the stuff that was remembered, and was considered the good work.”


“You have to really be courageous about your instincts and your ideas. Otherwise you’ll just knuckle under, and things that might have been memorable will be lost.”


“You ought to love what you’re doing because, especially in a movie, over time you really will start to hate it.”


“I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians.”


“I believe that filmmaking – as, probably, is everything – is a game you should play with all your cards, and all your dice, and whatever else you’ve got. So, each time I make a movie, I give it everything I have. I think everyone should, and I think everyone should do everything they do that way.”


“I associate my motion picture career more with being unhappy and scared, or being under the gun, than with anything pleasant.”


“The essence of cinema is editing. It’s the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy.”


On his film, “Apocalypse Now”, at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival: “My movie is not about Vietnam… my movie is Vietnam.”


“Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites chaos.”


“Lots of people have criticized my movies, but nobody has ever identified the real problem: I’m a sloppy filmmaker.”


“The Godfather changed my life, for better or worse. It definitely made me have an older man’s film career when I was 29. So now I say, ‘If I had my older career when I was young, as an older man, maybe I can have a young film-maker’s career.'”


“Brando wants to do what you want, but he wants people to be honest and not try to manipulate him.”


“Marlon was never hard to work with. His behaviour was a little eccentric on the set. He was like a bad boy and did what he wanted. But as an actor he was never hard to work with.”


“I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country.

Men, all this stuff you’ve heard about America not wanting to fight, wanting to stay out of the war, is a lot of horse dung. Americans, traditionally, love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle. When you were kids, you all admired the champion marble shooters, the fastest runners, big league ball players, the toughest boxers. Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser. Americans play to win all the time. I wouldn’t give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost and will never lose a war, because the very thought of losing is hateful to Americans.

Now, an army is a team. It lives, eats, sleeps, fights as a team. This individuality stuff is a bunch of crap. The bilious bastards who wrote that stuff about individuality for the Saturday

Evening Post don’t know anything more about real battle than they do about fornicating.

Now, we have the finest food and equipment, the best spirit, and the best men in the world. You know, by God I, I actually pity those poor bastards we’re going up against, by God, I do.

We’re not just going to shoot the bastards; we’re going to cut out their living guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks. We’re going to murder those lousy Hun bastards by the bushel.

Now, some of you boys, I know, are wondering whether or not you’ll chicken out under fire. Don’t worry about it. I can assure you that you will all do your duty.

The Nazis are the enemy. Wade into them. Spill their blood. Shoot them in the belly. When you put your hand into a bunch of goo that a moment before was your best friend’s face, you’ll know what to do.

Now there’s another thing I want you to remember: I don’t want to get any messages saying that we are holding our position. We’re not holding anything. Let the Hun do that. We are advancing constantly and we’re not interested in holding onto anything except the enemy. We’re going to hold onto him by the nose and we’re going to kick him in the ass. We’re going to kick the hell out of him all the time and we’re going to go through him like crap through a goose.

Now, there’s one thing that you men will be able to say when you get back home. And you may thank God for it. Thirty years from now when you’re sitting around your fireside with your grandson on your knee, and he asks you: “What did you do in the great World War II?” You won’t have to say, “Well, I shoveled shit in Louisiana.”

Alright, now, you sons-of-bitches, you know how I feel. Oh… I will be proud to lead you wonderful guys into battle anytime, anywhere.

That’s all.” Opening Speech by George C. Scott playing General Patton in move Patton


“It was here. The battlefield was here. The Carthaginians defending the city were attacked by three Roman Legions. The Carthaginians were proud and brave but they couldn’t hold. They were massacred. The Arab women stripped them of the tunics and swords, and lances. And the soldiers lay naked in the sun. 2000 years ago. I was here. (Looking at Bradley) You don’t believe me, do you Brad?

You know what the poet said:
‘Through the travail of ages,
Midst the pomp and toils of war,
Have I fought and strove and perished
Countless times upon a star.
As if through a glass, and darkly
The age-old strife I see—
Where I fought in many guises, many names—
but always me.’
Do you know who the poet was? Me.” Battle of Carthage Scene, movie Patton


“All Mighty and most merciful Father, We humbly beseech Thee, of thy great goodness to restrain this immoderate weather with which we have had to contend. Grant us fair weather for battle. Graciously hearken to us as soldiers who call upon Thee that, armed with Thy power, we may advance from victory to victory, and crush the oppression and wickedness of our enemies and establish Thy justice among men and nations. Amen.” Weather Prayer, move Patton

Wikipedia: Francis Ford Coppola

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, January 26, 2016 – Ted Turner



“All my life people have said that I wasn’t going to make it.”


“I didn’t get here for my acting… but I love show business.”


“I see what keeps people young: work!”


“I’ve never run into a guy who could win at the top level in anything today and didn’t have the right attitude, didn’t give it everything he had, at least while he was doing it; wasn’t prepared and didn’t have the whole program worked out.”


“My son is now an ‘entrepreneur.’ That’s what you’re called when you don’t have a job.”


“There’s nothing wrong with being fired.”


“You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.”


“You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for.”


“Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise”


“Sports is like a war without the killing.”


“I didn’t care what, how much adversity life threw at me. I intended to get to the top.”


“I mean, there’s no point in sittin’ around and cryin’ about spilt milk. Gotta move on.”


“I know what I’m having ’em put on my tombstone: ‘I have nothing more to say’.”


“Life is like a B-movie. You don’t want to leave in the middle of it but you don’t want to see it again.”


“The mind is just another muscle.”


“I’m a human being, just like everybody else. I’m up some days and down others. Some days, I just refuse comment. If I’m feeling a little down, I won’t say anything. But if I’m really up, I’ll let it all hang out. I do have a slight propensity to put my foot in my mouth.”


“I’m a millionaire, I guess, but I’m just a normal person and I like everybody, taxi drivers, whoever you are, to call me by my first name and talk to me on a man-to-man basis. I think the garbage collector is as important as the goddamned president.”


‘I’ve got a virtually limitless supply of bullshit.”

Wikipedia:  Ted Turner




Ted Turner – The Man From Atlanta – BBC Documentary

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, January 25, 2016 – Billie Jean King



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


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


“Champions keep playing until they get it right.”


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


“Victory is fleeting. Losing is forever.”

Wikipedia:  Billie Jean King

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Sunday, January 24, 2016 – Don Shula



“The superior man blames himself.  The inferior man blames others.”


“One thing I never want to be accused of is not working.”


“I don’t know any other way to lead but by example.”


“Sure, luck means a lot in football.  Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.”


“I think what coaching is all about, is taking players and analyzing there ability, put them in a position where they can excel within the framework of the team winning.  And I hope that I’ve done that in my 33 years as a head coach.”


“The ultimate goal is victory.  And if you refuse to work as hard as you possibly can toward that aim, or if you do anything that keeps you from achieving that goal, then you are just cheating yourself.”


“You know it’s only 50 miles from Grand River to Canton, but it took me 67 years to travel that distance.”

Wikipedia Page:  Don Shula

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, January 23, 2016 – Lucius Annaeus Seneca



“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.”


“Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbour he is making for, no wind is the right wind.”


“A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient, nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient, and look upon them only as sick and extravagant.”


“Life is the fire that burns and the sun that gives light. Life is the wind and the rain and the thunder in the sky. Life is matter and is earth, what is and what is not, and what beyond is in Eternity.”


“We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.”


“It is quality rather than quantity that matters.”


“It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.”


“Life’s like a play: it’s not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.”


“Love in its essence is spiritual fire.”


“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.”


“A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.”


“A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer’s hand.”


“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”


“True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.”


“A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.”


“A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.”


“Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in Nature. Everything is organic and living, and therefore the whole world appears to be a living organism.”


“The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.”


“Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life – in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.”


“Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today.”


“There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse.”


“Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering.”


“There is no great genius without some touch of madness.”


“Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.”


“Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.”


“It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.”


“Everywhere means nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends.”


“Live among men as if God beheld you; speak with God as if men were listening.”


“Men do not care how nobly they live, but only how long, although it is within the reach of every man to live nobly, but within no man’s power to live long.”


“God is near you, with you, and in you. Thus I say, Lucilius: there sits a holy spirit within us, a watcher of our right and wrong doing, and a guardian…”


“Treat your inferiors as you would be treated by your betters.”


“You can tell the character of every man when you see how he gives and receives praise.”

Wikipedia:  Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, January 22, 2016 – Roger Staubach



“Football teaches you hard work. It takes a lot of unspectacular preparation to have spectacular results in both business and football.”


“It’s okay to have personal ambitions, but you have to take someone with you.”


“Confidence doesn’t come out of nowhere. It’s a result of something… hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.”


“Nothing good comes in life or athletics unless a lot of hard work has preceded the effort. Only temporary success is achieved by taking short cuts.”


“In any team sport, the best teams have consistency and chemistry.”


“Winning isn’t getting ahead of others. It’s getting ahead of yourself.”


“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.”

Wikipedia: Roger Staubach

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, January 21, 2016 – Johnny Unitas



“There is a difference between conceit and confidence. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.”


“I always thought I could play pro ball. I had confidence in my ability, You have to. If you don’t who will?”


“My father was totally dedicated to this game and made sure everybody on the team was just as dedicated, because it is the ultimate team sport.”


“Anything I do, I always have a reason for.”

Wikipedia:  Johnny Unitas

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, January 20, 2016 – Louis Armstrong



“What we play is life.”


“If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.”


“I never tried to prove nothing, just wanted to give a good show. My life has always been my music, it’s always come first, but the music ain’t worth nothing if you can’t lay it on the public. The main thing is to live for that audience, ’cause what you’re there for is to please the people.”


“My whole life, my whole soul, my whole spirit is to blow that horn…”


“We all do ‘do, re, mi,’ but you have got to find the other notes yourself.”


“There are some people that if they don’t know, you can’t tell them.”


“There is no such thing as ‘on the way out’ as long as you are still doing something interesting and good; you’re in the business because you’re breathing”


“All music is folk music, I ain’t never heard no horse sing a song”


“There is two kinds of music, the good, and the bad. I play the good kind.”


“He was the only musician who ever lived, who can’t be replaced by someone.” Bing Crosby on Louis Armstrong


“He was born poor, died rich, and never hurt anyone along the way.” Duke Ellington on Louis Armstrong


“If I don’t practice for a day, I know it. If I don’t practice for two days, the critics know it. And if I don’t practice for three days, the public knows it.”


“Some of you young folks been saying to me, “Hey Pops, what you mean ‘What a wonderful world’? How about all them wars all over the place? You call them wonderful? And how about hunger and pollution? That aint so wonderful either.” Well how about listening to old Pops for a minute. Seems to me, it aint the world that’s so bad but what we’re doin’ to it. And all I’m saying is, see, what a wonderful world it would be if only we’d give it a chance. Love baby, love. That’s the secret, yeah. If lots more of us loved each other, we’d solve lots more problems. And then this world would be better. That’s wha’ ol’ Pops keeps saying.” Spoken intro to “What a Wonderful World”

Wikipedia:  Louis Armstrong

Like A Thunderbolt On Monday….Glenn Frey Is Dead – Rest In Peace Glenn Frey and Thanks for a Helluva Life Well Lived! – Final 2015 – 2016 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 21 – 30 Hot Seat Head Coaches For the last time in the 2015 – 2016 College Football Season…Give These Hot Seat Coaches Hell Johnny Cash!

Like A Thunderbolt On Monday….Glenn Frey Is Dead


The word spread pretty quickly on a slow day at the offices of Coaches Hot Seat members on Monday with many of our employees off work for Martin Luther King Jr. Day but when the news hit that…

Glenn Frey was Dead

… was like a Thunderstruck out of a clear blue sky that is still hard to believe.

There is a small group of core Coaches Hot Seat members that grew up in the 1970s and saw the Eagles and the Late Great Glenn Frey play 30 or so times across the states of California, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon and Washington before the band broke up in 1980, and that small group of friends were together again when the Eagles performed in Atlanta in the Spring of 1994. In the last 20-plus years we have seen the Eagles play 15 to 20 times and the last time we were together and saw the Eagles in concert was in the Summer 2014 at Lake Tahoe and as always it was a Helluva concert.

Over drinks on Monday night we tried to count up all the times we saw the Eagles in concert with many of the 1970s concerts a wonderful haze of memories that included many times sitting in hotels bars after the concert with other Eagles fans in what could be described as something close to Pure Nirvana on the Earth BUT alas a totally accurate number could not be arrived at except…maybe 50 plus Eagles concerts!

We were lucky enough to have a few personal run-ins with Glenn Frey at the AT&T Pro-Am Championship golf tournament at Pebble Beach over the years with a friend of ours knowing Glenn pretty well and getting us around a table with drinks a few times at Pebble Beach or Carmel restaurants for nights that we will never forget. What we took away from those few times with Glenn Frey and seeing the Eagles in concert somewhere around 50 times over the past 40 plus years is that….

Life Must Be Lived With Passion and Fun

…and that as serious as we take work and family issues when you get right down to it some of the best advice someone could take on how to approach life is….

Take It Easy

Thank You Glenn Frey for some Incredible Music that will always exist and for some Great times that we will NEVER forget over the past 40-plus years!

A few fortunate souls at Coaches Hot Seat embarked on a cross-country trip in the late-1970s driving in the Summer from San Francisco to Denver for some Coors beer in these two cars….which the meaning of should not be lost on many….


….and during that trip on the way back home we stopped off in Aspen, Colorado for a few days to see the bar where the Eagles first played…The Gallery at the base of Aspen Mountain right by the Little Nell Hotel….and we have returned to Aspen hundreds of times since which is where Glenn Frey spent a good deal of time over the last four decades as well.


Not surprisingly Scott Condon of the Aspen Times has a great piece up tonight on Glenn Frey’s time in Aspen “partytown” that is a great read….

Frey had strong ties to Aspen “partytown”, Scott Condo, Aspen Times

….but the end of the article is what really caught our attention:

“Frey was a frequent visitor to Aspen in the 1970s and 1980s and part of the party scene.

“Everybody was into Bordeux red wine and blow back then,” Mooney said.

Frey confirmed to Oksenhorn that his 1982 song “Partytown” was partially inspired by Aspen.

Frey also got involved in the local golf scene. Tim Cottrell, the former proprietor of the Smuggler Land Office restaurant and bar, said the joint was the headquarters for celebrities in Ed Podolak’s High Country Shoot-out golf tournament and fundraiser. Buffett was initially the big-name star in the event. Frey later took over, Cottrell said. He recalled ribbing both Buffett and Frey at some of the tournaments for being on the wrong side of the ball, as they were lefthanders.

Buffett and Frey also faced off as competitors on the softball diamond, sort of. Buffett sponsored a team in the Aspen recreational league called the Downvalley Doughboys. Their logo resembled the Pillsbury Doughboy.

Frey was more competitive. He sponsored the “Werewolves” in Aspen’s A League, Mooney recalled.

“They played to win,” he said.

Frey eventually purchased Buffett’s house on Snowmass Creek Road, but as the years went on, he spent less time in Old Snowmass. Both properties are listed for sale through Aspen Realtor Craig Morris.

Frey played with Joe Walsh, who joined the Eagles well after their earlier appearances in Aspen, in a 2010 show at the Jazz Aspen Labor Day Festival. Oksenhorn had an excellent interview with Frey before that show.

Mooney was shocked to hear of Frey’s death Monday.

“He was a sweetheart. He was really kind and really happy. He knew he had a gift,” Mooney said. “He knew they were destined to be the biggest rock band on the planet.”

Mason said Frey’s death is yet another reminder to live every day like it’s your last.

“I’m sorry to lose a friend,” he said.

Amen to….

“Live every day like it’s your last.”

Rest In Peace Glenn Frey and Thanks for a Helluva Life Well Lived!


Final 2015 – 2016 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 21 – 30 Hot Seat Head Coaches

A chair on fire... metaphor "In The Hot Seat"

For the last time in the 2015 – 2016 College Football Season…Give These Hot Seat Coaches Hell Johnny Cash!

Final 2015 – 2016 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 21 – 30 Hot Seat Head Coaches


21.  Dave Clawson, Wake Forest – OK…OK…Wake Forest is not exactly the easiest job in FBS College Football especially when one realizes that in the last…

25 Seasons of Wake Forest Football

…the Demon Deacons have posted .500 or better records in…

7 Seasons of .500 or better football in the last 25 seasons

…which is…

28% of the time

….so maybe we shouldn’t be so hard on Dave Clawson because after all he has an impossible job…..right?


Dave Clawson is being paid a Helluva lot of money to win football games at Wake Forest and in TWO seasons on the job Clawson has win/loss records on the board of…

Overall:  6 – 18

ACC:  2 – 14

….which is Pitiful…Just Pitiful!

If Dave Clawson goes 3 – 9 again in 2016 in our opinion he is DONE at Wake Forest….but then that’s just our humble opinion!

22.  Brad Lambert, Charlotte – It’s not easy transition from FCS to FBS football as the Charlotte 49ers and head coach Brad Lambert learned in 2015 BUT then this is Big Boy Football on the FBS level and either Charlotte will start becoming more competitive in 2016 or the pressure will increase on Lambert who has been through some tough times no doubt BUT still has to win some football games.

In 2016 Charlotte plays games against..

Eastern Michigan
At Temple
8 Conference USA Games

….and after going 2 – 10 in 2015 we are setting a goal of…

4 – 8

…which is not great but would be a step-forward for the 49ers in this upcoming season so…

Get Your Ass and Get To Work Brad Lambert….Oh Coach Lambert is already working very hard?  Well work harder son!

23.  Paul Petrino, Idaho – Paul Petrino has now coached THREE seasons at Idaho posting records of…

2013:  1 – 11
2014:  1 – 10
2015:  4 – 8

Overall:  6 – 29

….and yes FOUR wins is better than ONE win so the Vandals program is going forward….we guess!

Can Paul Petrino and Idaho win maybe…FIVE or SIX games in 2016 playing games against…

Montana State
At Washington
Washington State
8 Sun Belt Conference Games

We don’t see why the Hell not but for Damn sure don’t lose to Montana State in the opener Petrino which will have a first-year head coach on the sideline!


24.  Todd Graham, Arizona State – A running challenge here at Coaches Hot Seat is how fast can we figure out Arizona State’s defensive signals when at an ASU game in the opposite stands with binoculars in hand and generally we have the Sun Devils defensive signals down cold by the…

Beginning of the 2 nd Quarter

….and if we here at Coaches Hot Seat can do that in between drinking beer, eating nachos and watching the cheerleaders how the Hell fast do you think opposing teams can figure out Arizona State’s defensive signals?

A Helluva Lot Faster is the answer to that question!

Picked by some to be in the College Football Playoff before the season….which got a BIG LAUGH at Coaches Hot Seat….Todd Graham’s ASU team opened the season WEAK against Texas A&M and closed the season WEAK in their bowl game against a very Damn Average West Virginia team and now Todd Graham is in a position where a losing season in 2016 which will be his FIFTH season at the school and….

Todd Graham is DONE at Arizona State

….and with that in mind let’s go to ASU’s 2016 schedule:

Northern Arizona
Texas Tech
At Texas San Antonio
At Colorado
Washington State
At Oregon
At Washington
At Arizona

Well….Bozo the Clown could win SIX games minimum playing that schedule and thus why….

Todd Graham is DONE at Arizona State

…if he doesn’t win at least SIX games in 2016 and if we were the AD at Arizona State right now we would call Graham into our office and say:

“OK Graham….your defensive signals are being read by folks drinking beers in the stands so fix that son and if you win less than SEVEN games in 2016 you can go ahead and clean out your office on Friday November 25 after the Arizona game. Got it? Good!”

25.  Chuck Martin, Miami (Ohio) – Chuck Martin came over from the OC job at Notre Dame to be the head coach at Miami (Ohio) in 2014 and in TWO seasons Martin has posted records of…

Overall:  5 – 19

MAC:  4 – 12

….and if that kind of football continues in 2016 for the Redhawks maybe Chuck Martin can return to Brian Kelly’s staff at Notre Dame as the OC because he sure the Hell won’t be the head coach at Miami (Ohio)!

26.  Chris Creighton, Eastern Michigan – Chris Creighton took the Eastern Michigan job before the 2014 season after a nice run at Drake BUT in TWO seasons at EMU Creighton has records on the board of…

Overall:  3 – 12

MAC:  1 – 15

…and much like Chuck Martin if Creighton doesn’t get things going in year THREE in Ypsilanti then he might just be moving back down to the FCS level!


27.  Derek Mason, Vanderbilt – Vanderbilt Football DID improve in Year 2 under Derek Mason going from a record of…

3 – 9 to 4 – 8

….and now we and a Helluva lot of other people are looking for a breakout season in Year 3 and let’s go to Vandy’s 2016 schedule to see just how many wins Mason and the Commodores SHOULD and COULD get:

South Carolina
Middle Tennessee
At Georgia Tech
At Western Kentucky
At Kentucky
At Georgia
Tennessee State
At Auburn
At Missouri
Ole Miss

We see for Vandy in 2016…

SHOULD win 5 Games

COULD win 6 Games

Come on Derek Mason let’s make 2016 a SIX win season!

28.  Chad Morris, SMU – For all the talk of Chad Morris being some kind of…

Offensive Wunderkind

….there is a Helluva BIG difference between being an OC on the FBS level and a head coach on the FBS level and Chad Morris learned that in spades in 2015 with his SMU team posting a…

2 – 10

…record which included SEVEN games = losses that SMU had No Damn Chance in Hell of Winning!

Can Chad Morris get things turned around in 2016 and get the SMU Mustangs on track or will Morris burnout like a meteor in the Texas night sky?

Well…when the American Athletic Conference gets around to putting out the 2016 schedules we can have a guess at what SMU could do in the upcoming season which right now includes

North Texas

Hmmm….that’s at least TWO losses for SMU in 2016!

We would recommend that Chad Morris find a way to get at least SIX wins in 2016 just in case someone at or around SMU has an itchy trigger finger and wants more out of Chad Morris than back-to-back losing seasons!


29.  Charlie Partridge, Florida Atlantic – Charlie Partridge has now coached TWO seasons at Florida Atlantic and has posted records of…

Overall:  6 – 18

CUSA:  5 – 11

…and frankly we were expecting more out of Charlie than TWO straight 3 – 9 seasons and thus for Damn sure we are expecting more from Charlie in 2016 meaning…

At least SIX wins Charlie!

….or it could be the Chopping Block for Old Charlie in Boca!


30.  Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech – Although Texas Tech and head coach Kliff Kingsbury got SEVEN wins in 2015 the Red Raiders destruction by an average LSU team in the Texas Bowl has put Kingsbury back on the Hot Seat and coaching in 2016 for his head coaching job and head coaching future because by Year FOUR on the job Texas Tech should be a Helluva lot better than a six or seven win team and thus why looking over Tech’s 2016 schedule….

Stephen F. Austin
At Arizona State
Louisiana Tech
At Kansas State
West Virginia
At Oklahoma State
At Iowa State

…we see No Damn Reason why the Red Raiders don’t win at least…

EIGHT games in 2016….right?


EIGHT wins or BUST Kingsbury….It is EIGHT wins or BUST son!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, January 19, 2016 – Glenn Frey – Eagles


Take It Easy Glenn Frey!  Thanks For 40-Plus Years of Great Music and Memories!


“Except for a few guitar chords, everything I’ve learned in my life that is of any value I’ve learned from women.” Glenn Frey


“Hey, I didn’t make a big deal out of Hotel California. The 18 million people that bought it did.” Glenn Frey


“I read the Life magazine articles about free love and free dope in California. At age 20 I drove to Los Angeles.” Glenn Frey


“It seems when I put together records, as Henley used to say, they’re just like movies. They should have action, tension, love scenes, places to relax.” Glenn Frey


“Somebody asked my friend Bob Seger, Why do you think the Eagles broke up? He said, Hotel California.” Glenn Frey


“A man with a briefcase can steal millions more than any man with a gun.” Don Henley


“I don’t mind doing two or three Eagles songs and playing the drums. I’m not one of those artists who’s going to sit here and deny the past.”


“I’m fortunate that I’ve been in this business long enough that I’ve earned the right to be left alone by my record company.” Don Henley


“Let hope inspire you, but let not idealism blind you. Don’t look back, you can never look back.” Don Henley


“Selling eight million copies of your first album will mess you up.” Don Henley


“Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge.”  Don Henley


“Well, I heard some people talkin’ just the other day
And they said you were gonna put me on a shelf
But let me tell you I got some news for you
And you’ll soon find out it’s true
And then you’ll have to eat your lunch all by yourself

‘Cause I’m already gone
And I’m feelin’ strong
I will sing this victory song
Woo hoo hoo, my my, woo hoo hoo” Already Gone, The Eagles


“Desperado, why don’t you come to your senses?
You been out ridin’ fences for so long now
Oh, you’re a hard one but I know that you got your reasons
These things that are pleasin’ you can hurt you somehow

Don’t you draw the queen of diamonds boy
She’ll beat you if she’s able
You know the queen of hearts is always your best bet

Now it seems to me, some fine things
Have been laid upon your table
But you only want the ones that you can’t get” Desperado, The Eagles


“Somebody’s gonna hurt someone
Before the night is through
Somebody’s gonna come undone
There’s nothin’ we can do

Everybody wants to touch somebody
If it takes all night
Everybody wants to take a little chance
Make it come out right

There’s gonna be a heartache tonight
A heartache tonight, I know
There’s gonna be a heartache tonight
A heartache tonight, I know, Lord, I know” Heartache Tonight


Some dance to remember, some dance to forget
So I called up the captain, “Please bring me my wine”
He said, “We haven’t had that spirit here since 1969”
And still those voices are calling from far away
Wake you up in the middle of the night just to hear them say
“Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place
(Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
They’re living it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise
(What a nice surprise)
Bring your alibis”
Mirrors on the ceiling, the pink champagne on ice
And she said, “We are all just prisoners here of our own device”
And in the master’s chambers they gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives but they just can’t kill the beast
Last thing I remember I was running for the door
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
“Relax,” said the night man, “We are programmed to receive
You can check out any time you like but you can never leave” Hotel California, The Eagles


“Look at us baby, up all night
Tearing our love apart
Aren’t we the same two people who live
through years in the dark?
Every time I try to walk away
Something makes me turn around and stay
And I can’t tell you why” I Can’t Tell You Why, The Eagles


“Glowin’ and burnin’, blinded by thirst
They didn’t see the stop sign, took a turn for the worst
She said, “Listen baby, you can hear the engine ring
We’ve been up and down this highway, haven’t seen a goddamn thing”

He said, “Call the doctor, I think I’m gonna crash”
“The doctor say he’s comin’ but you gotta pay in cash”
They were rushin’ down that freeway, messed around and got lost
They didn’t care, they were just dyin’ to get off and it was

Life in the fast lane, surely make you lose your mind
Life in the fast lane
Life in the fast lane, everything all the time
Life in the fast lane

Life in the fast lane
Life in the fast lane” Life in the Fast Lane, The Eagles


“You can’t hide your lyin’ eyes
And your smile is a thin disguise
I thought by now you’d realize
There ain’t no way to hide your lyin’ eyes

She gets up and pours herself a strong one
And stares out at the stars up in the sky
Another night, it’s gonna be a long one
She draws the shade and hangs her head to cry

She wonders how it ever got this crazy
She thinks about a boy she knew in school
Did she get tired or did she just get lazy?
She’s so far gone she feels just like a fool

My oh my, you sure know how to arrange things
You set it up so well, so carefully
Ain’t it funny how your new life didn’t change things?
You’re still the same old girl you used to be

You can’t hide your lyin’ eyes
And your smile is a thin disguise
I thought by now you’d realize
There ain’t no way to hide your lyin’ eyes
There ain’t no way to hide your lyin’ eyes
Honey, you can’t hide your lyin’ eyes” Lyin’ Eyes, The Eagles


“Harry got up
Dressed all in black
Went down to the station
And he never came back

They found his clothing
Scattered somewhere down the track
And he won’t be down
On Wall Street in the morning

He had a home
The love of a girl
But men get lost sometimes
As years unfurl

One day he crossed some line
And he was too much in this world
But I guess it doesn’t matter anymore

In a New York minute
Everything can change
In a New York minute
Things can get pretty strange

In a New York minute
Everything can change
In a New York minute” New York Minute, Don Henley


“I like the way your sparkling earrings lay
Against your skin so brown
And I wanna sleep with you in the desert tonight
With a billion stars all around

‘Cause I got a peaceful easy feeling
And I know you won’t let me down
‘Cause I’m already standing on the ground

And I found out a long time ago
What a woman can do to your soul
Ah, but she can’t take you any way
You don’t already know how to go” Peaceful Easy Feeling, The Eagles


“Come on, baby, don’t say maybe
I gotta know if your sweet love
Is gonna save me
We may lose and we may win
Though we will never be here again
So open up I’m climbin’ in
So take it easy

Well, I’m a runnin’ down the road
Tryin’ to loosen my load
Got a world of trouble on my mind
Lookin’ for a lover
Who won’t blow my cover
She’s so hard to find

Take it easy, take it easy
Don’t let the sound of your own wheels
Make you crazy
Come on baby, don’t say maybe
I gotta know if your sweet love
Is gonna save me

Oh we got it easy
We oughta take it easy” Take It Easy, The Eagles


“So put me on a highway
And show me a sign
And take it to the limit one more time

You can spend all your time making money
You can spend all your love making time
If it all fell to pieces tomorrow
Would you still be mine?

And when you’re looking for your freedom
(Nobody seems to care)
And you can’t find the door
(Can’t find it anywhere)
When there’s nothing to believe in
Still you’re coming back, you’re running back
You’re coming back for more

So put me on a highway
And show me a sign
And take it to the limit one more time

Take it to the limit
Take it to the limit
Take it to the limit
One more time

Take it to the limit
Take it to the limit
Take it to the limit
One more time

Take it to the limit
Take it to the limit
Take it to the limit
One more time” Take It To the Limit, The Eagles


“It’s another tequila sunrise
Staring slowly across the sky
Said goodbye

He was just a hired hand
Working on the dreams he planned to try
The days go by

Every night when the sun goes down
Just another lonely boy in town
And she’s out running round” Tequila Sunrise, The Eagles


“Did you do it for love?
Did you do it for money?
Did you do it for spite?
Did you think you had to, honey?
Who is gonna make it?
We’ll find out in the long run
(in the long run)
I know we can take it
if our love is a strong one
(is a strong one)
Well, we’re scared, but we ain’t shakin’
Kinda bent, but we ain’t breakin’
in the long run
Ooh, I want to tell you, it’s a long run
in the long run
in the long run” The Long Run, The Eagles


“So you live from day to day
And you dream about tomorrow
And the hours go by like minutes
And the shadows come to stay
So you take a little something
To make them go away

And I could have done so many things, baby
If I could only stop my mind
From wonderin’ what I left behind
And from worrying ’bout this wasted time

Another love has come and gone
And the years keep rushing on
I remember what you told me
Before you went out on your own
“Sometimes to keep it together
We got to leave it alone”

So you can get on with your search, baby
And I can get on with mine
And maybe someday we will find
That it wasn’t really wasted time” Wasted Time, The Eagles


“The sun goes down
The night rolls in
You can feel it starting all over again
The moon comes up
And the music calls
You’re getting tired of staring at the same four walls
You’re out of your room
And down on the street
Moving through the crowds through the midnight heat
The traffic roars
And the sirens scream
You look at the faces, its just like a dream

Nobody know where you’re going
Nobody cares where you’ve been

‘Cause you belong to the city
You belong to the night
living in a river of darkness, beneath the neon light” You Belong to the City, Glenn Frey

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