Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, November 17, 2015 – Colin Powell

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, November 17, 2015 – Colin Powell


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


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


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


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


“Experts often possess more data than judgment.”


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


“Get mad, then get over it.”


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


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


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


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


“No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.”


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


“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”


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


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


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


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



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


10 Leadership Tenets from Colin Powell, Stanford Business School

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wikipedia:  Colin Powell

Post Week 11 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 1 – 10 Hot Seat Head Coaches – Hell Johnny…We NEVER Get Tired of Hearing You Sing Ring of Fire So Sing It Mr. Cash….Sing Ring of Fire for These Coaches on the Hot Seat!


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Hell Johnny…We NEVER Get Tired of Hearing You Sing Ring of Fire So Sing It Mr. Cash….Sing Ring of Fire for These Coaches on the Hot Seat!

Post Week 11 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings


1.  Kevin Wilson, Indiana – Say it Ain’t Freaking So….Oh….It Be So….

Indiana football with the loss to Michigan in overtime has now lost SIX straight games to fall to 4 – 6 on the season with games still left against…

At Maryland
At Purdue

….and head coach Kevin Wilson BADLY needing to post a .500-plus record and take the Hoosiers to a bowl game this season is now in his FIFTH season in Bloomington with these records on the board:

Overall:  18 – 40

Big Ten:  6 – 32

Damn….Kevin Wilson has won SIX Big Ten Games in FIVE seasons at Indiana….and that…

Ain’t Good as they say in the South!

Can Indiana win its last two games against Maryland and Purdue which are woefully PITIFUL teams and get to 6 – 6 on the season?

We don’t see why the Hell not!


2.  Darrell Hazell, Purdue – Clearly these are BAD times for football in the state of Indiana with the two head football coaches of the two largest schools in the state…

Kevin Wilson, Indiana
Darrell Hazell, Purdue

….sitting No. 1 and No. 2 in the 2015 Post Week 11 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings and when one looks at Darrell Hazell’s records at Purdue after the Boilermakers’ loss to Northwestern on Saturday one can easily see why Hazell is on the Hot Seat in his THIRD season at Purdue:

Overall:  6 – 28

Big Ten:  2 – 20

Damn…TWO Big Ten wins in THREE seasons and Purdue still has to play this season….

At Iowa

…which to us looks like TWO more losses which would leave Hazell’s record at Purdue over THREE seasons at:

Overall:  6 – 30

Big Ten:  2 – 22

Damn…the above is exactly why if we were a sitting athletic director at a school like Purdue we would make Damn sure we had a clause in the contracts of the head football and basketball coaches that we have a…

Reasonable Buyout Clause

…so that poor performance could be remedied by FIRING that wouldn’t harm the bottom-line of the athletic department in the process and yet….

Darrell Hazell has a $6.6 Million Dollar buyout at Purdue!


Memo to Purdue President Mitch Daniels:  You need a new AD Mitch that knows his Ass from the Side of a Barn and who knows how to negotiate contracts with coaches and their agents that will not do damage to the Purdue athletic department if and when a coach NEEDS to be fired for non-performance on the field of play

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3.  Paul Rhoads, Iowa State – Iowa State played what looks like to us a Highly-Overrated Oklahoma State team on Saturday before losing 35 – 31 to the Pokes and with that less Rhoads records at ISU stand at…

Overall:  32 – 53

Big 12:  16 – 43

…..and over the past THREE seasons Rhoads has posted records of…

Overall:  8 – 26

Big 12:  4 – 21

…..which as everyone can see is…

FOUR Big 12 wins in the last THREE seasons

….and the Cyclones still have to play this season…

At Kansas State
At West Virginia

…and it will be interesting to see how Iowa State finishes out what looks to be Paul Rhoads last season on the job and if that is the case it will be doubly-fascinating to see who Iowa State hires to replace Paul Rhoads who is a pretty good football coach who if the TRUTH be known didn’t react quick enough to the quickly changing Big 12 which left his Cyclones football team lagging behind many other Big 12 football programs that are zooming ahead with offenses that must be matched score-for-score or you will just flat-out lose a Helluva lot of football games…i.e…Iowa State now under Paul Rhoads.


4.  Mike London, Virginia – With the 38 – 31 loss to Louisville on Saturday that is SEVEN losses for Virginia in 2015 and thus in…

SIX seasons at Virginia Mike London has posted ONE .500-plus record and taken UVA to ONE postseason bowl game

….and in our opinion there is just No Damn Reason for Virginia football to be that AVERAGE especially in the ACC Conference which is a place where even a Slightly Above Average team can win a Helluva lot of football games and thus why the Mike London-era in Charlottesville is coming to an end with only these games left on the Cavs schedule:

Virginia Tech

It will be very interesting to see who Virginia hires to replace Mike London because UVA is a pretty tough academic school but is also a place where many other Virginia athletic teams have been very competitive in the ACC and nationally in recent year….Yes….Virginia will be a fascinating head coaching search to watch.

Our advice to Virginia:  Hire a GREAT coach…if you can’t look at that coach and say he is GREAT…don’t hire him…it’s that simple.


5.  Kyle Flood, Rutgers – With the Rutgers loss to Nebraska at home on Saturday by the score of 31 – 14 the Scarlett Knights 2015 football season has turned from…

Complete Disaster

….into a….

Complete Freaking Disaster

….and with only games left against…

At Army

…..which SHOULD be TWO wins one has to wonder if Kyle Flood can survive both the “academic issue” with contacting and meeting with a Rutgers professor over a players’ classroom performance AND his football team not even posting a .500-plus record which leads us to….

Will Kyle Flood be fired in a couple of weeks?

We don’t have a clue BUT Rutgers is in the Big Ten Conference now and sits in a place where there is a Helluva lot of high school football talent within 200 miles of the school and that alone makes the Rutgers head coaching job one that a Helluva lot of people would love a shot at BUT as always….

Rutgers would need to hire the RIGHT coach which is not an easy thing to do it seems for MANY athletic directors these days for some reason.


6.  Mike MacIntyre, Colorado – Even though Colorado has noticeably improved over the past THREE seasons under head coach Mike MacIntyre there is no getting around MacIntyre’s Pac-12 record of…

2 – 23

…which obviously means that MacIntyre has won…

TWO Pac-12 Games in THREE seasons

…and the Buffs still have to play in 2015….

At Washington State
At Utah

Damn….that looks like to us that Mike MacIntyre will be sitting on a Pac-12 record of…

2 – 25

….in THREE seasons at Colorado which is beyond bad…it’s Outrageously BAD!

Maybe Mike MacIntyre is coming back to coach Colorado in 2016 but that for Damn sure doesn’t mean he has done his job well….not even close….in our humble opinion.

7.  Scott Shafer, Syracuse – Scott Shafer has been head coach at Syracuse for almost THREE seasons now and he has records on the board of…

Overall:  13 – 22

ACC:  6 – 16

…..which is Very Damn Average especially compared to the last head coach at Syracuse….Doug Marrone…who put up records of…

Overall:  25 – 25

ACC:  11 – 17

….in FOUR seasons which is still NOT great but a Helluva lot better than what Shafer has been able to do.

Here is what’s left on the Syracuse schedule:

At NC State
Boston College

In our opinion if Syracuse finishes at 3 – 9 this season the Orange will FOR SURE be looking for a new head football coach in a few weeks.


8.  Charlie Strong, Texas – How bad are things at Texas? Consider Charlie Strong’s record at TEXAS heading towards the end of his SECOND season on the job….

Overall:  10 – 13

Big 12:  8 – 8

Texas has TEN wins in the last TWO seasons under Charlie Strong and those wins are over…

North Texas
Iowa State
Texas Tech
West Virginia
Oklahoma State
Kansas State
Kansas – 2 times

In other words in his SECOND season at TEXAS Charlie Strong has beaten…

ONE Real Football Team

….which would be Oklahoma this season and the other NINE wins….

Not Very Damn Much At All

….and we are talking about TEXAS Football here….right?


Now at 4 – 6 on the season the Longhorns have left to play games against….

Texas Tech
At Baylor

….and we rather doubt TEXAS can beat either of the above teams which means Charlie Strong is looking at…

8 Losses in 2015

…and we cannot imagine how Charlie Strong survives 8 Regular Season losses at TEXAS….which hasn’t happened since 1956.


9.  Mark Stoops, Kentucky – With the loss to Vanderbilt Mark Stoops record at Kentucky after almost THREE seasons on the job stands at…

Overall:  11 – 23

SEC:  4 – 20

…and the last head coach at Kentucky….Joker Phillips….after THREE seasons on the job posted records of…

Overall:  13 – 24

SEC:  4  – 20

….which got Joker Phillips FIRED and the Wildcats have left on their schedule in 2015….


Judging by the way Louisville is playing right now it looks like Mark Stoops will finish with the following records after THREE years on the job at Kentucky:

Overall:  12 – 24

SEC:  4 – 20

…which is essentially THE SAME record that Joker Phillips posted so we would recommend that Mark Stoops and his coaching staff go to work on Louisville which has some MAJOR weaknesses….ALL Bobby Petrino coached teams have the same MAJOR weaknesses….and find a way to beat Louisville on November 28 or this upcoming offseason will not be very much fun at all for Mark Stoops…just no Damn fun!


10.  Gus Malzahn, AuburnOn October 10, 2014 the Auburn Tigers coached by Gus Malzahn arrived in Starkville, Mississippi undefeated and ranked No. 2 in the country to play Mississippi State and lost by a score of 38 – 23 and since that loss last season Gus Malzahn has posted records of…

Overall:  8 – 10

SEC:  4 – 9

….at Auburn so one has to wonder…what in the Hell has happened to Auburn football and Gus Malzahn since that loss to Mississippi State in October 2014?

In our opinion which has been backed-up by a former SEC coach we talked to from time-to-time…

Gus Malzahn’s offense has been neutralized to a great extent by everyone by moving playing into “specific areas of the field” and unless the Auburn offense runs VERY FAST it has no chance to counteract what SEC defenses are now doing and according to that former SEC coach Gus Malzahn’s now has TWO choices if he is going to save his job:

Change the Auburn offense to run more play-action –pass down the field and across the middle of the field to get defenders away from the line of scrimmage and out of position OR speed up the offense again to a level where SEC defensive coaches don’t have a chance to get their defenders into the right position to defend the offense.

Whatever the Hell is going on with Auburn’s offense and how SEC defenses have reacted to slow it down we do know that Gus Malzahn is…

5 – 5 overall

2 – 5 in SEC play

….in 2015 with a team that has enough talent on its roster to win not only the SEC but the National Championship and that REALITY must either Numb or Piss-Off fans of Auburn Football….

It would Piss-Us-Off Royally..…but that’s just us!

With games left against….


…and both at home we would hope Auburn can find a way to beat a very Damn below average Idaho team and then hopefully find a way to give Alabama a game BECAUSE if Alabama comes into Jordan-Hare Stadium and blows away Auburn by FOUR or more touchdowns….

Gus Malzahn may shortly thereafter be out of a job….PERIOD.

NO….if Alabama blows-out Auburn in the Iron Bowl this year….Gus Malzahn might as well go straight to his office and start packing because…

IT WILL BE OVER for Gus Malzahn at Auburn….PERIOD.

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, November 16, 2015 – John Quincy Adams


“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”


“Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.”


“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”


“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”


“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.”


“All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.”


“America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.”


“Civil liberty can be established on no foundation of human reason which will not at the same time demonstrate the right of religious freedom.”


“All the public business in Congress now connects itself with intrigues, and there is great danger that the whole government will degenerate into a struggle of cabals.”


“Individual liberty is individual power, and as the power of a community is a mass compounded of individual powers, the nation which enjoys the most freedom must necessarily be in proportion to its numbers the most powerful nation.”


“In charity to all mankind, bearing no malice or ill will to any human being, and even compassionating those who hold in bondage their fellow men, not knowing what they do.”


“To furnish the means of acquiring knowledge is … the greatest benefit that can be conferred upon mankind. It prolongs life itself and enlarges the sphere of existence.”


“This is the last of Earth! I am content.” Last words, February 21, 1848

Wikipedia:  John Quincy Adams

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Sunday, November 15, 2015 – Thomas Paine



A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.


“Character is much easier kept than recovered.”


“Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.”


“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.”


“I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace.”


“One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests.”


“Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.”


“That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly.”


“There are two distinct classes of what are called thoughts: those that we produce in ourselves by reflection and the act of thinking and those that bolt into the mind of their own accord.”


“These are the times that try men’s souls.”


“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”


“We have it in our power to begin the world over again.”


“We have every opportunity and every encouragement before us, to form the noblest purest constitution on the face of the earth. We have it in our power to begin the world over again. A situation, similar to the present, hath not happened since the days of Noah until now. The birthday of a new world is at hand, and a race of men, perhaps as numerous as all Europe contains, are to receive their portion of freedom from the event of a few months.” Common Sense, 1776


“THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.” The American Crisis, 1776


“It matters not where you live, or what rank of life you hold, the evil or the blessing will reach you all. The far and the near, the home counties and the back, the rich and the poor, will suffer or rejoice alike. The heart that feels not now is dead; the blood of his children will curse his cowardice, who shrinks back at a time when a little might have saved the whole, and made them happy. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.” The American Crisis, 1776


“The circumstances of the world are continually changing, and the opinions of man change also; and as government is for the living, and not for the dead, it is the living only that has any right in it.” The Rights of Man, 1791


“It is the nature and intention of a constitution to prevent governing by party, by establishing a common principle that shall limit and control the power and impulse of party, and that says to all parties, thus far shalt thou go and no further. But in the absence of a constitution, men look entirely to party; and instead of principle governing party, party governs principle.” First Principles of Government, 1795


“I never tire of reading Tom Paine.” Abraham Lincoln, as quoted in A Literary History of the American People, 1931


“I consider Paine our greatest political thinker. As we have not advanced, and perhaps never shall advance, beyond the Declaration and Constitution, so Paine has had no successors who extended his principles.” Thomas Alva Edison

Wikipedia: Thomas Paine

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, November 14, 2015 – Alexis de Tocqueville




“In the United States the majority undertakes to supply a multitude of ready-made opinions for the use of individuals, who are thus relieved from the necessity of forming opinions of their own”


“In politics… shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.”


“I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all.”


“There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.”


“Born often under another sky, placed in the middle of an always moving scene, himself driven by the irresistible torrent which draws all about him, the American has no time to tie himself to anything, he grows accustomed only to change, and ends by regarding it as the natural state of man. He feels the need of it, more he loves it; for the instability; instead of meaning disaster to him, seems to give birth only to miracles all about him.”


“As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?”


“As for me, I am deeply a democrat; this is why I am in no way a socialist. Democracy and socialism cannot go together. You can’t have it both ways.”


“Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom, socialism restricts it. Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent, a mere number. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.”


“Equality is a slogan based on envy. It signifies in the heart of every republican: “Nobody is going to occupy a place higher than I.””


“History, it is easily perceived, is a picture-gallery containing a host of copies and very few originals.”


“He who seeks freedom for anything but freedom’s self is made to be a slave.”


“God does not need to speak for himself in order for us to discover definitive signs of his will; it is enough to examine the normal course of nature and the consistent tendency of events. I know without needing to hear the voice of the Creator that the stars trace out in space the orbits which his hand has drawn.”  Democracy in America, Volume 1, 1835


“I know of no country, indeed, where the love of money has taken stronger hold on the affections of men, and where the profounder contempt is expressed for the theory of the permanent equality of property.”  Democracy in America, Volume 1, 1835


“There is in fact a manly and legitimate passion for equality that spurs all men to wish to be strong and esteemed. This passion tends to elevate the lesser to the rank of the greater. But one also finds in the human heart a depraved taste for equality, which impels the weak to want to bring the strong down to their level, and which reduces men to preferring equality in servitude to inequality in freedom.”  Democracy in America, Volume 1, 1835


“The will of the nation” is one of those expressions which have been most profusely abused by the wily and the despotic of every age.”  Democracy in America, Volume 1, 1835


“In order to enjoy the inestimable benefits that the liberty of the press ensures, it is necessary to submit to the inevitable evils it creates.”  Democracy in America, Volume 1, 1835


“A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.”
Democracy in America, Volume 1, 1835


“The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.”  Democracy in America, Volume 1, 1835


“An American cannot converse, but he can discuss, and his talk falls into a dissertation. He speaks to you as if he was addressing a meeting; and if he should chance to become warm in the discussion, he will say “Gentlemen” to the person with whom he is conversing.”  Democracy in America, Volume 1, 1835


“What is not yet done is only what we have not yet attempted to do.”  Democracy in America, Volume 1, 1835


“The whole life of an American is passed like a game of chance, a revolutionary crisis, or a battle.”  Democracy in America, Volume 1, 1835


“In the United States a man builds a house to spend his latter years in it and he sells it before the roof is on. He plants a garden and lets it just as the trees are coming into bearing. He brings a field into tillage and leaves other men to gather the crops. He embraces a profession and gives it up. He settles in a place which he soon afterward leaves to carry his changeable longings elsewhere. If his private affairs leave him any leisure he instantly plunges into the vortex of politics and if at the end of a year of unremitting labour he finds he has a few days’ vacation, his eager curiosity whirls him over the vast extent of the United States, and he will travel fifteen hundred miles in a few days to shake off his happiness.”  Democracy in America, Volume 1, 1835


“In the United States, the majority undertakes to supply a multitude of ready-made opinions for the use of individuals, who are thus relieved from the necessity of forming opinions of their own.”  Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840


“There is hardly a pioneer’s hut which does not contain a few odd volumes of Shakespeare. I remember reading the feudal drama of Henry V for the first time in a log cabin.”  Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840


“The genius of democracies is seen not only in the great number of new words introduced but even more in the new ideas they express.”  Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840


“Americans of all ages, all stations of life, and all types of disposition are forever forming associations… In democratic countries knowledge of how to combine is the mother of all other forms of knowledge; on its progress depends that of all the others.”  Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840


“What most astonishes me in the United States, is not so much the marvelous grandeur of some undertakings, as the innumerable multitude of small ones.”  Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840


“In democratic ages men rarely sacrifice themselves for another, but they show a general compassion for all the human race. One never sees them inflict pointless suffering, and they are glad to relieve the sorrows of others when they can do so without much trouble to themselves. They are not disinterested, but they are gentle.”  Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840


“I have no hesitation in saying that although the American woman never leaves her domestic sphere and is in some respects very dependent within it, nowhere does she enjoy a higher station. And if anyone asks me what I think the chief cause of the extraordinary prosperity and growing power of this nation, I should answer that it is due to the superiority of their women.”  Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840


“Consider any individual at any period of his life, and you will always find him preoccupied with fresh plans to increase his comfort.”  Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840


“In no other country in the world is the love of property keener or more alert than in the United States, and nowhere else does the majority display less inclination toward doctrines which in any way threaten the way property is owned.”  Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840


“Two things in America are astonishing: the changeableness of most human behavior and the strange stability of certain principles. Men are constantly on the move, but the spirit of humanity seems almost unmoved.”  Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840


“There are two things which a democratic people will always find very difficult—to begin a war and to end it.”  Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840


“No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.”  Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840


“All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.”  Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840


“I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it.”  Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840


“When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.”  Democracy in America, Volume 2, 1840


“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.”

Wikipedia:  Alexis de Tocqueville

16 College Football Head Coaches Facing CANNOT LOSE Games In Week ELEVEN – “They got a name for the winners in the world….I want a name when I lose…they call Alabama the Crimson Tide….call me Deacon Blues…Deacon Blues.”


“They got a name for the winners in the world….I want a name when I lose…they call Alabama the Crimson Tide….call me Deacon Blues…Deacon Blues.”

Enjoy the GREAT Steely Dan performing Deacon Blues!


1.  Mark Richt, Georgia vs. Auburn – To understand the very MEDIOCRE state of Georgia football in Mark Richt’s 15 th season in Athens consider that the Bulldogs were out of the SEC East race before the month of October was over and Richt now needs to win his last three games just to get to…

9 Wins

…in 2015 in a season when Anyone and Everyone was predicting that Georgia would be the SEC East Champs and playing someone from the SEC West in Atlanta in early December for the SEC Title!

Since Georgia last won the SEC Title under Mark Richt in 2005 the Bulldogs have averaged…

Almost 4 LOSSES a season…3.89 LOSSES per season to be exact

…..and over the last 7 seasons Nick Saban has lost an average of….

1.43 LOSSES per season


….and in college football the difference between…

3.89 LOSSES per season


1.43 LOSSES per season

… the difference between SEC Championships and National Titles and over the past 10 college football seasons Mark Richt will have…

NEITHER of the above!

Our opinion….Mark Richt would love to remain the head football coach at Georgia making $4 Million Dollars a year being Very Damn Mediocre…

Hell..who wouldn’t want that job?

….and more than likely if Richt wins out and posts a 9 – 3 record he will be back for 2016…BUT….if Georgia loses one more game to any of the teams below…

At Auburn
Georgia Southern
Georgia Tech

…the Mark Richt era at Georgia comes to an end in December and it will be up to the folks at Georgia to hire a coach that can take the Bulldogs to another level and take on the powers in the SEC and college football in a very direct way.


2.  Gus Malzahn, Auburn vs. Georgia –Even with the win over the Falling to Pieces Texas A&M Aggies which have serious “Prima Donna QB” problems in College Station Gus Malzahn and the Auburn Tigers are still sitting on records of…

5 – 4 overall

2 – 4 in SEC play

….with these games still left on the schedule:


Hell…Auburn has to beat Georgia and Alabama just to get to…

.500 in SEC Play in 2015

….and Auburn was picked by many to be playing in the College Football Playoff this season!

Maybe Gus Malzahn won’t be fired if his football team loses to Georgia and Alabama to end the season with records of…

6 – 6 overall

2 – 6 in SEC play

….BUT Gus Malzahn will be sitting on the No. 1 Hot Seat in America until the 2016 college football season kicks-off if that does happen….COUNT ON IT!


3.  Mike Riley, Nebraska vs. Rutgers – For all the people crying in the media and elsewhere things like…

“Poor Mike Riley nor any coach can win BIG at Nebraska anymore”

….we here at Coaches Hot Seat took a hard look at the talent on Nebraska’s 2015 roster and it’s our opinion that….

Only Ohio State has MORE talent than Nebraska on its roster in the Big Ten in 2015

….and looking at the Huskers 2015 schedule….

Nebraska has MORE talent than EVERY team on its schedule

….and if you don’t believe that the Huskers are only….

23 Points

…from being 10 – 0 right now which is the amount of points they lost by in their 6 losses in 2015 or…

3.83 points per loss!


The 2015 Nebraska football team IF Bo Pelini was still the head coach would in our opinion right now be…

9 – 1 at worst and 10 – 0 at best

….because the TRUTH is there is…

Plenty of Damn Talent on this Nebraska roster

…and there will ALWAYS be plenty of talent on the Nebraska roster….unless Mike Riley does what he did at Oregon State where in our opinion…

Mike Riley did less and less work over the years

…and left behind a Complete Freaking Disaster in Corvallis where the Oregon State Beavers are now…

2 – 7 overall

0 – 6 in Pac-12 play

…and headed for a 2 – 10 season!

Getting back to Nebraska the Huskers travel to New Jersey this week to play a Rutgers team that Nebraska has FOUR to FIVE more talent than as evidenced by a barely motivated Ohio State team blasting Rutgers 49 – 7 earlier this year.

Nebraska should DESTROY Rutgers by 3 or more touchdowns….so we cannot but wonder what will happen because there’s a coach on the opposite sideline that needs this win BADLY as well!


4.  Kyle Flood, Rutgers – In our opinion ANYTHING less than 6 wins and Kyle Flood is done at Rutgers and the Scarlett Knights are now 3 – 6 on the season and still have to play….

At Army

Our recommendation to Rutgers HC Kyle Flood:  BEAT Nebraska on Saturday son!


5.  Charlie Strong, Texas vs. West Virginia – Whatever is going on with Charlie Strong at Texas and if Charlie is interested in some other head coaching jobs that are now open or might open up in the next month or so we are still talking about TEXAS here and in his SECOND season coaching the Longhorns Charlie Strong is sitting on records of…

4 – 5 overall

3 – 3 in the Big 12 play

…..and the Horns still have to play games against…

At West Virginia
Texas Tech
At Baylor

Damn…that’s a pretty tough finishing stretch for the Longhorns and if things don’t go just right TEXAS could be looking at a record of…

4 – 8

….in 2015 and TEXAS has not lost 8 games in the regular season since…

1956 or almost 60 years ago!

YES…if TEXAS loses 8 games in 2015 there is a Very Damn Good chance Charlie Strong is fired in early December by the folks in Austin so keep that in the back of your head Charlie….and remember you were warned by the good folks at Coaches Hot Seat!


6.  Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia vs. Texas – Crazy Boy Dana Holgorsen REALLY needs to take his Mountaineers to a bowl game this season and with WVU sitting on records of…

4 – 4 overall

1 – 4 in Big 12 play

….with these games still on the schedule…

At Kansas
Iowa State
At Kansas State

…IF Dana Holgorsen can’t get TWO more wins out of the above FOUR games Crazy Boy should be fired shortly after the Kansas State game on December 5 preferably at the airport in Manhattan, Kansas!

Memo to Crazy Boy Dana Holgorsen:  Beat TEXAS son….Beat TEXAS!


7.  Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech vs. Kansas State – When looking at Kliff Kingsbury’s win/loss records at Texas Tech…

Overall:  17 – 18

Big 12:  8 – 17

…the most STUNNING number is the second one because an 8 – 17 record in Big 12 Conference play is NOT a good look and thus why the….

5 – 5 overall

….Red Raiders REALLY need to get to 6 wins in 2015 and with these games left to play….

Kansas State
At Texas

…..things could get really UGLY in Lubbock for Kingsbury if Texas Tech loses its last two games….Very Damn Ugly because that would leave Kingsbury’s records in THREE years on the job at….

Overall:  17 – 20

Big 12:  8 – 19

….and those are FIRING numbers son….those are FIRING numbers!


8.  Todd Graham, Arizona State vs. Washington – We have a working theory here at Coaches Hot Seat after four decades of playing and watching the Great Game of Football that….

A Head Football Coach that spends LOTS of time yelling at his players instead of Coaching-Them-Up, Motivating, and Leading his football team eventually loses his football team

….and that might be happening at Arizona State right now with Todd Graham who is a loss to Washington on Saturday to falling into the Burning Ring of Fire Hot Seat and putting his future as the head coach at ASU in REAL jeopardy!

Sitting with records of…

4 – 5 overall

2 – 4 in Pac-12 play

…makes the below last THREE game CRITICAL to Todd Graham’s future and Hot Seat status:

At California

We would recommend that Todd Graham NOT lose these last three games to finish at…

4 – 8

…on the season….REALLY recommend to Todd Graham that he not do that!

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9.  Paul Rhoads, Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State – really was only four years ago in 2011 that Iowa State beat No. 2 ranked Oklahoma State to knock the Cowboys out a shot to play in the Bogus BCS Title Game against LSU and four years later where is the Iowa State football program at now?

Since Iowa State beat Oklahoma State on Friday, November 18, 2011 the Cyclones under head coach Paul Rhoads have posted records of…

Overall:  14 – 34

Big 12:  7 – 27

….and thus you now know why Paul Rhoads is sitting on one of the Hottest Seats in college football.

Can the…

3 – 6 overall

2 – 4 in Big 12 play

…Cyclones get even ONE win against the teams left on their schedule?

Oklahoma State
At Kansas State
At West Virginia

Who the Hell knows because to us TEXAS looks like a Below Average football team so beating TEXAS is No Big Whoop….so maybe Iowa State can beat Kansas State and West Virginia…BUT…we give the Cyclones NO chance to beat Oklahoma State in this spot!


10.  Kevin Wilson, Indiana vs. Michigan – Now in his FIFTH season as the head coach at Indiana Kevin Wilson has…

No .500 or better records or bowl game trips

….and thus why it’s so important for the…

4 – 5 overall

0 – 5 in Big Ten play

….Hoosiers to get to 6 wins in 2015 and with these games remaining….

At Maryland
At Purdue

….beating Michigan this Saturday would be HUGE and you know what….Indiana CAN beat Michigan on Saturday in our opinion!


11.  Mark Stoops, Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt – There are LOTS of Fundamental Rules to life but ONE of the Fundamental Rules of life is…

If you are going to talk BIG you better Damn deliver BIG

….and Mark Stoops has done a Helluva lot of talking since he got to Lexington THREE seasons ago and as of right now with these records on the board…

Overall:  11 – 22

SEC:  4 – 19

….that ain’t BIG Mark Stoops….not even Freaking Close to being BIG!

Here’s the problem for Mark Stoops…his Kentucky team has 4 wins on the board this season and still has to play….

At Vanderbilt

….and Mark Stoops really needs 6 wins on the board when UK’s season ends on November 28 which leads to the undeniable FACT that….

Mark Stoops football team better Damn beat Vanderbilt on Saturday

….just saying….in our humble opinion of course!


12.  Bret Bielema, Arkansas vs. LSU – Almost 30 years ago academic Allan Bloom wrote the book…

The Closing of the American Mind


….that postulated that American college students both arriving on campus and even after leaving with their degree were…

Complete Freaking Idiots

….as it pertained to World History, US History, Religious History, and pretty much about EVERYTHING else and almost 30 years later we have LOTS of crybabies on college campuses …

Crying Like Babies

….every time someone offends their Precious Asses which brings us to Arkansas football where it’s clear to us that…

The Closing of the Arkansas Football Fan’s Mind

….is on full display now in Razorback-land with Hog fans GOING WILD because…..

Arkansas in 2015 has records on the board of….

5 – 4 overall

3 – 2 in SEC play

….and still has to play games against…

Mississippi State

Hell….will Arkansas fans storm the field on Friday November 27 after they beat Missouri and get bowl eligible?

More than likely…YES…and thus …

The Closing of the Arkansas Football Fan’s Mind

….is terrible for the future of Arkansas Football but is a GREAT thing for Bret Bielema because where the Hell else can a Fat Pig Farmer make $4 Million Dollars a year being…

Totally Damn Average?

No Damn where is in the answer to that question!


13.  Les Miles, LSU vs. Arkansas – No one here at Coaches Hot Seat was surprised that Alabama DESTROYED LSU last Saturday night since the Tigers are led by….

Les “All Hat and No Damn Cattle” Miles


….which is Les Miles very apt nickname here at Coaches Hot Seat because after all…

Has ANY college football coach EVER done so Damn little with so Damn much as Les Miles in the history of college football in America as Les “All Hat and No Damn Cattle” Miles?

NO is the obvious answer to that question and after getting DESTROYED by Alabama while running an offensive gameplan that went out of Pee-Wee football a decade-plus ago….

Memo to Les Miles:  The Alabama defensive coaches were LAUGHING at your Idiotic offense son in the run-up to the LSU – Alabama game…at least that is what a buddy of ours in Tuscaloosa told us which is his and now our opinion of course!

…..the Tigers get to host Arkansas and the Fat Pig Farmer who has a fan base that are THRILLED the Hogs have 5 wins on the board so will LSU show-up for this game or will Les Miles nickname at Coaches Hot Seat…

Les “All Hat and No Damn Cattle” Miles

….be confirmed yet AGAIN?

The latter and for those slow on the uptake “the latter” means…

Les “All Hat and No Damn Cattle” Miles

….will do lots of Damn talking AGAIN and his football team will do LOTS of No Damn Playing AGAIN!

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14.  Bob Stoops, Oklahoma vs. Baylor – Let the following sink in for minute or two….

The Baylor Bears…the Freaking Baylor Bears are going for their FOURTH win over the Mighty Oklahoma Sooners and Bob Stops in FIVE seasons on Saturday

…..and you were wondering why Bob Stoops was on the Hot Seat earlier this season and was a late game collapse by Butch Jones and the Tennessee Vols from having his ass launched towards the Sun you now know why and thus it’s time for Bob Stoops and his Sooners to face FACTS:

There’s a new Sheriff in town and his names are…

Art Briles and the Baylor Bears

….and we fully expect Baylor to DESTROY Oklahoma on Saturday and for the room where the defensive coordinator of the Sooners sits during this game to not look so Damn hot when the game is over!

Yes…Oklahoma is 8 – 1 right now…BUT…OU still has to play games against…

At Baylor
At Oklahoma State

….and if the Past is the Prologue then we fully expect for..

OU to get whipped by Baylor

TCU to beat OU

Oklahoma State to whip the OU

…and for Bob Stoops’ Precious Ass to be on the Hot Seat in late November after posting a record of…

8 – 4 in 2015!

Hey…Bob Stoops Precious Ass back on the Hot Seat…the Past is the Prologue…and the Future also it seems in Oklahoma!


15.  Rich Rodriguez, Arizona vs. Utah – If Rich Rodriguez’s agent is talking to teams with head coaching opens right now the last Damn thing RichRod wants to do is to ride out of Tucson with a losing record in his last season with the Wildcats which is why it’s so Damn important for 5 – 5 Arizona to win at least ONE of this last TWO games against…

At Arizona State

…..and we have a feeling that Arizona will rise up and beat Utah on Saturday and set-up a great game against ASU in Tempe on November 21 with possibly Rich Rodriguez flying from the Phoenix airport right after the game to somewhere in the Eastern United States to be introduced as the next head coach at….



16.  Mike London, Virginia vs. Louisville – Bottom-Line: Mike London needs his Virginia football team to win…

6 Games in 2015

…and right now the Cavs are 3 – 6 and need to win their last THREE games to get to 6 wins in 2015 and those games are against:

At Louisville
At Virginia Tech

One game at time Mike London…one game at a time son!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, November 13, 2015 – Ulysses S. Grant



“Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace.”


“I appreciate the fact, and am proud of it, that the attentions I am receiving are intended more for our country than for me personally.”


“If you see the President, tell him from me that whatever happens there will be no turning back.”


“In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins.”


“Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.”


“Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions.”


“The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.”


“The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.”


“Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.”


“The right of revolution is an inherent one. When people are oppressed by their government, it is a natural right they enjoy to relieve themselves of oppression, if they are strong enough, whether by withdrawal from it, or by overthrowing it and substituting a government more acceptable.”


“…but for a soldier his duty is plain. He is to obey the orders of all those placed over him and whip the enemy wherever he meets him.”


“Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate.”


“There never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword.”


“Everyone has his superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere, or to do anything, never to turn back or to stop until the thing intended was accomplished.”


“I never held a council of war in my life. I heard what men had to say – the stream of talk at headquarters – but I made up my own mind, and from my written orders my staff got their first knowledge of what was to be done. No living man knew of plans”


“I have acted in every instance from a conscientious desire to do what was right, constitutional, within the law, and for the very best interests of the whole people. Failures have been errors of judgment, not of intent.”


“The one thing I never want to see again is a military parade. When I resigned from the army and went to a farm I was happy. When the rebellion came, I returned to the service because it was a duty. I had no thought of rank; all I did was try and make”


“No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted. I propose to move immediately upon your works.”
To General S.B. Buckner, Fort Donelson, February 16, 1862


“God gave us Lincoln and Liberty, let us fight for both.”
A toast made by Grant before his operations in the Vicksburg Campaign, February 22, 1863


“I propose to fight it out on this line, if it takes all summer.”
Dispatch to Washington, during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House. May 11, 1864


“I propose to receive the surrender of the Army of N. Va. on the following terms, to wit: Rolls of all the officers and men to be made in duplicate. One copy to be given to an officer designated by me, the other to be retained by such officer or officers as you may designate. The officers to give their individual paroles not to take up arms against the Government of the United States until properly exchanged, and each company or regimental commander sign a like parole for the men of their commands. The arms, artillery and public property to be parked and stacked, and turned over to the officer appointed by me to receive them. This will not embrace the side-arms of the officers, nor their private horses or baggage. This done, each officer and man will be allowed to return to their homes, not to be disturbed by United States authority so long as they observe their paroles and the laws in force where they may reside.”
Terms of surrender, given to General Robert E. Lee after the Battle of Appomattox Courthouse, April 9, 1865


“Though I have been trained as a soldier, and participated in many battles, there never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword. I look forward to an epoch when a court, recognized by all nations, will settle international differences, instead of keeping large standing armies as they do in Europe.”


“The will of the people is the best law.”


“Oh, I am heartily tired of hearing about what Lee is going to do. Some of you always seem to think he is suddenly going to turn a double somersault, and land in our rear and on both of our flanks at the same time. Go back to your command, and try to think what we are going to do ourselves, instead of what Lee is going to do.”


I had known General Lee in the old army, and had served with him in the Mexican War; but did not suppose, owing to the difference in our age and rank, that he would remember me, while I would more naturally remember him distinctly, because he was the chief of staff of General Scott in the Mexican War.

When I had left camp that morning I had not expected so soon the result that was then taking place, and consequently was in rough garb. I was without a sword, as I usually was when on horseback on the field, and wore a soldier’s blouse for a coat, with the shoulder straps of my rank to indicate to the army who I was. When I went into the house I found General Lee. We greeted each other, and after shaking hands took our seats. I had my staff with me, a good portion of whom were in the room during the whole of the interview.

What General Lee’s feelings were I do not know. As he was a man of much dignity, with an impassible face, it was impossible to say whether he felt inwardly glad that the end had finally come, or felt sad over the result, and was too manly to show it. Whatever his feelings, they were entirely concealed from my observation; but my own feelings, which had been quite jubilant on the receipt of his letter, were sad and depressed. I felt like anything rather than rejoicing at the downfall of a foe who had fought so long and valiantly, and had suffered so much for a cause, though that cause was, I believe, one of the worst for which a people ever fought, and one for which there was the least excuse. I do not question, however, the sincerity of the great mass of those who were opposed to us.

Our conversation grew so pleasant that I almost forgot the object of our meeting. After the conversation had run on in this style for some time, General Lee called my attention to the object of our meeting, and said that he had asked for this interview for the purpose of getting from me the terms I proposed to give his army. I said that I meant merely that his army should lay down their arms, not to take them up again during the continuance of the war unless duly and properly exchanged. He said that he had so understood my letter. Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, 1885


“The cause of the great War of the Rebellion against the United Status will have to be attributed to slavery. For some years before the war began it was a trite saying among some politicians that “A state half slave and half free cannot exist.” All must become slave or all free, or the state will go down. I took no part myself in any such view of the case at the time, but since the war is over, reviewing the whole question, I have come to the conclusion that the saying is quite true.”


We must go back to the campaigns of Napoleon to find equally brillant results accomplished in the same space of time with such a small loss.
Francis Vinton Greene in The Mississippi (1882) on Grant’s role in the Vicksburg campaign


If Grant only does this thing right down there — I don’t care how, so long as he does it right — why, Grant is my man and I am his the rest of the war!
Abraham Lincoln on Grant’s Vicksburg campaign, July 5, 1863


I wish some of you would tell me the brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals.
Statement attributed to Abraham Lincoln in response to complaints about Grant’s drinking habits, November 1863


“He (Grant) habitually wears an expression as if he had determined to drive his head through a brick wall, and was about to do it.”
Col. Theodore Lyman. in Meade’s headquarters, 1863-1865

Wikipedia Page:  Ulysses S. Grant

22 Best Non-Power 5 Conference Head Coaches Ready to Move Up



There is always LOTS of debate here at Coaches Hot Seat on the best up-and-coming head coaches in college football that are ready for a step-up or return to a Power 5 Conference level team and after much discussion, plenty of wings, lots of chips & salsa, and a good bit of cold beer below is the 2015….

22 Best Non-Power 5 Conference Head Coaches Ready to Move Up

….which is the list we would be working off if we were sitting in an athletic director position at a Power 5 level school and looking for a current head coach at a lower-level school to hire to take over our school’s football program.

Now, each school is different and each of the below current head coaches would fit well at some schools and not fit so well at others and that is something that and athletic director needs to take into account which really goes to an AD understanding his own school first before he decides what kind and which coach and/or coaches he would target to be his next head football coach.  We also have a list of College Assistant Coaches that are Ready to Move Up to Head Coaching positions, but we are still hotly debating that list right now!

We could include a few comments on each of the head coaches below BUT Hell why not just get to the list and be done with it already so….

22 Best Non-Power 5 Conference Head Coaches Ready to Move Up

1.  Justin Fuente, Memphis
2.  Dino Babers, Bowling Green
3.  Tom Herman, Houston
4.  Matt Campbell, Toledo
5.  Rod Carey, Northern Illinois
6.  Matt Rhule, Temple
7.  Doc Holliday, Marshall
8.  Willie Fritz, Georgia Southern
9.  Bryan Harsin, Boise State
10.  Troy Calhoun, Air Force
11.  P. J. Fleck, Western Michigan
12.  Jeff Brohm, Western Kentucky
13.  Tim Murphy, Harvard
14.  Matt Wells, Utah State
15.  Mark Hudspeth, La. Lafayette
16.  Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee
17.  Skip Holtz, La. Tech
18.  Bob Stitt, Montana
19.  Blake Anderson, Arkansas State
20.  Joey Jones, South Alabama
21.  Everett Withers, James Madison
22.  Beau Baldwin, Eastern Washington

We don’t know if Bronco Mendenhall or Ken Niumatalolo would be interested in moving from BYU and Navy respectfully BUT both are Very Good Football Coaches

Bronco Mendenhall, BYU
Ken Niumatalolo, Navy

Other Non-Power 5 Head Coaches To Keep An Eye on in the Coming Years in Alphabetical Order

John Grass, Jacksonville State
Chris Klieman, North Dakota State
Lance Leipold, Buffalo
Ruffin McNeill, East Carolina
Joe Moglia, Coastal Carolina
Phillip Montgomery, Tulsa
Brock Spack, Illinois State
John Stiegelmeier, South Dakota State
Bobby Wilder, Old Dominion

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, November 12, 2015 – William Tecumseh Sherman



“An Army is a collection of armed men obliged to obey one man. Every change in the rules which impairs the principle weakens the army.”


“An army to be useful must be a unit, and out of this has grown the saying, attributed to Napoleon, but doubtless spoken before the days of Alexander, that an army with an inefficient commander was better than one with two able heads.”


“Courage – a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.”


“I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell.”


“I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are.”


“If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world but I am sure we would be getting reports from hell before breakfast.”


“I make up my opinions from facts and reasoning, and not to suit any body but myself. If people don’t like my opinions, it makes little difference as I don’t solicit their opinions or votes.”


“In our Country… one class of men makes war and leaves another to fight it out.”


“It’s a disagreeable thing to be whipped.”


“My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.”


“If nominated, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve.”


“I think I understand what military fame is; to be killed on the field of battle and have your name misspelled in the newspapers.”


“War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.”


“Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster.”


“Grant stood by me when I was crazy, and I stood by him when he was drunk, and now we stand by each other.”


“War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want.”


“I know I had no hand in making this war, and I know I will make more sacrifices today than any of you to secure peace.”


“There will soon come an armed contest between capital and labor. They will oppose each other, not with words and arguments, but with shot and shell, gun-powder and cannon. The better classes are tired of the insane howling of the lower strata and they mean to stop them.”


“There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell.”


“I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah.”


“If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war, and not popularity seeking.”

Wikipedia: William Tecumseh Sherman

Post Week 10 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – These Coaches on the Hot Seat Don’t Like To Hear It From You Johnny…..That’s Too Damn Bad…Give Them Hell Anyway Mr. Cash!


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These Coaches on the Hot Seat Don’t Like To Hear It From You Johnny…..That’s Too Damn Bad…Give Them Hell Anyway Mr. Cash!

Post Week 10 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

21.  Chuck Martin, Miami (Ohio) – What the Hell is this? Chuck Martin’s Miami (Ohio) team gets a win over Eastern Michigan by the score of 28 – 13 on Saturday?

We are SHOCKED because that is only FOUR wins now for Chuck Martin coaching the Redhawks in TWO seasons on the job which has led to the following records on the board…

Overall:  4 – 18

MAC:  3 – 11

….and we have to wonder….

How man wins can Chuck Martin and the Redhawks get in 2015 still having to play…

At UMass

Hell…we don’t know but it would be nice if Chuck Martin could win his last TWO games and get his ass off the Hot Seat!


22.  Charlie Strong, Texas – We don’t want to write in this spot that we will hear things and repeat them verbatim in this blog BUT a Coaches Hot Seat member was in Austin, Texas last week on business and while eating some of that good Texas barbeque two friends of the Coaches Hot Seat member were talking about Charlie Strong and the following was said after much discussion on the state of Texas football:

“I have this feeling that if the right school made a decent offer to Charlie Strong he would take it.”

What the Hell does that mean?

Would Charlie Strong maybe take a little less money to coach somewhere other than Texas to put the very unique in-fighting that exists around the Texas football program behind him and his family?

We don’t know the answer to that question but as we look over the now open head coaching jobs or head coaching jobs that will more than likely be coming open in the next few weeks….

We have a feeling that if South Carolina offered Charlie Strong $4 million dollars a year he would take it and run for his life out of Austin, Texas….which is our humble opinion of course.

Why would Charlie Strong take a $1 million dollar a year paycut to go from Texas to South Carolina which is clearly not as good of a job as the Longhorns head coaching job?

Call it Quality of Life or call it Something That is Familiar BUT most of all call it…

There are Lots of Pompous Arrogant Asses surrounding the Texas Football program that believe they are God’s Gift to the Earth that can make Austin a very uncomfortable place for a head coach and his family to live and we wouldn’t blame Charlie Strong at all if he went to South Carolina BUT would the Gamecocks be interested in hiring Charlie Strong considering the current state of Texas football?

Maybe…..Maybe Not.

As for the 2015 Texas Longhorns Charlie Strong has his football team sitting on a record of 4 – 5 and Texas still has to play games against…

At West Virginia
Texas Tech
At Baylor

….and unless the Horns beat West Virginia this Saturday we don’t think there is a Chance in Hell that Texas gets to 6 wins in 2015 and that will make Texas a very uncomfortable place for Charlie Strong in the coming offseason AND if Baylor runs Texas in that last game of the season…

We wouldn’t be surprised if someone around the Texas football program steps-up to write a BIG check to get Charlie Strong fired which might just happen because after all….

This is TEXAS we are talking about!


23.  Mark Stoops, Kentucky – Mark Stoops is not an Idiot so like us he could see in live action and in watching a tape of the Georgia football game that his football team was just flat-out…

A Damn Disgrace and Just A Poorly Coached Football Team

….that made one Damn Stupid Mistake after another Damn Stupid Mistake in the early part of the Georgia game and things didn’t get any better as the game wore on and that has us here at Coaches Hot Seat wondering:

Have the Kentucky players quit listening to Mark Stoops and his coaches?

Hey…we are serious about the above question and we challenge anyone to watch the Georgia game and not think the same thing because the TRUTH is…

Kentucky was NOT Prepared or Ready to play Georgia on Saturday…PERIOD!

With that loss to Georgia the Wildcats have now lost…

4 Straight Games

5 of their Last 7 Games

….and if not for that overtime win over FCS Eastern Kentucky we are looking at Defcon 4 for Mark Stoops in Lexington because when you only have wins over….

Mediocre La. Lafayette

Mediocre South Carolina

FCS Eastern Kentucky

Mediocre Missouri

…you sure the Hell don’t have much and why the pressure is REALLY on Mark Stoops in the Cats three remaining games against:

At Vanderbilt

Damn….for the life of us with Kentucky now sitting at 4 – 5 it looks like UK will finish at…

5 – 7

….in 2015 and miss a bowl game AGAIN in Mark Stoops THIRD year in Lexington and that’s NOT good folks!


24.  Todd Graham, Arizona State – In a season that began with Arizona State getting RUN by a very Mediocre Texas A&M team and with only FOUR wins on the board over…

FCS Cal-Poly

Mediocre New Mexico

UCLA which ALWAYS chokes ONE…sometimes TWO Games a year under Jim Mora

Mediocre Colorado

….the Sun Devils have beat next to NO ONE in 2015 and now Todd Graham’s football team which was predicted by some to be in the College Football Playoff is fighting to just get into a bowl game with these games still to be played….

At California

Our opinion…..Arizona State SHOULD win their last THREE football games….BUT more than likely….Arizona State loses TWO of their last THREE football games which would lead to Todd Graham sitting on one of the Hottest Seats in the country going into the 2016 college football season.


25.  Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech – The loss to West Virginia on Saturday adds up to THREE straight losses for Kliff Kingsbury and leaves the Red Raiders at 5 – 5 on the season and needing another win just to get bowl eligible and is that what the “powers that be” at Texas Tech expected from Kingsbury’s football teams when they hired him THREE years ago in Lubbock….

Fighting for bowl eligibility with only TWO games left in the season?

NO…is the simple answer to that question and it would be a….

Complete Freaking Disaster

….if Texas Tech lost its last TWO games to….

Kansas State
At Texas

….which are both Mediocre Teams at best and thus why the pressure is really on Kliff Kingsbury now or face….

A Tremendous Amount of Heat when the season ends on Thursday November 26 in Austin against the Texas Longhorns!

Our recommendation to Kliff Kingsbury….

Beat Kansas State this Saturday at home son!


26.  Rich Rodriguez, Arizona – There are some fascinating things going on with Rich Rodriguez at Arizona and it will be very interesting to see what happens with RichRod in the coming weeks because it’s our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat that Rodriguez is like most Americans that grow-up in the very green American East who are dropped into a place like Tucson, Arizona in the American Southwest which is how we feel as well growing up in the very green San Francisco Bay area which goes something like…

“Hey…the desert here in Arizona is just so Damn beautiful….the Sun is out all the time…the golf is great….the people are easy to be around…..this is just GREAT….BUT!”

Troon North Golf Club Overview, Pinnacle Course Scottsdale, Arizona

Take it from us here at Coaches Hot Seat who routinely travel to Scottsdale, Arizona for San Francisco Giants spring training baseball and to play golf on the terrific golf courses in the state Great State of Arizona that the above is the feeling of people that have grown-up in green places for about….

Two Weeks

…and then you are ready to get your ass back to a place that is GREEN and not that Damn Ugly Desert all the time and thus why it’s our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat that if….

Virginia Tech
South Carolina

….offered Rich Rodriguez their open or might be open head coaching job RichRod would be on the first plane out of Tucson in our humble opinion and with that in mind maybe that is why the Arizona Wildcats have struggled so much in 2015 with a record of…

5 – 5

…with those 5 wins coming against….

Texas San Antonio
Northern Arizona
Oregon State

…which about ANY football coach in America could have coached this Arizona team to wins over and why the remaining TWO games on Arizona’s schedule will also be fascinating to watch:

At Arizona State

Can we envision a scenario where Arizona loses its last TWO games to finish at…

5 – 7

….on the season and shortly after Arizona plays Arizona State on Saturday November 21…or maybe in early December….Rich Rodriguez is announced as the new head football coach at one of the following schools?

Virginia Tech
South Carolina

YES…we could envision that happening and with that in mind let us say a few things about Rich Rodriguez:

In our opinion…when in the RIGHT situation and properly motivated….

Rich Rodriguez is one of the best college football coaches in the country

….and that is why it’s so Damn important for Rodriguez to be in the right situation for himself and also his family and if we were RichRod’s agent right now we would be telling him something like….

“Focus on beating Utah and Arizona State….PERIOD…and let me talk to athletic directors and their “representatives” and we can sit down and talk on the evening of November 21 and see what if any viable options you might have on the table including a few very good jobs that are not now open that are likely to open in early December as coaches move to other programs.”

Focus on beating Utah Rich Rodriguez and the AD at Arizona Greg Byrne should make sure his potential head coach hiring list is updated and ready to go!


27.  Doug Martin, New Mexico State – Doug Martin’s New Mexico State team got ANOTHER win over Texas State on Saturday and now the Aggies record in 2015 stands at….

2 – 7

….and with these games still left on the schedule….

At La. Lafayette
Arkansas State
At La Monroe

…maybe Doug Martin’s team can pick-up another win or two before the 2015 college football season is brought to a close….but who the Hell knows really?

We sure the Hell don’t!


28.  Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M – NO….losing to a Very Average Auburn team on your home field which has been described by an A&M-alum friend of ours as a…

“F-ing Palace where Sumlin better Damn start winning some games in!”


….is NOT a good look especially in your…

FOURTH season on the job


48 th Game coaching the Aggies

….and with that loss to Auburn Kevin Sumlin has entered some Very Damn Dangerous Territory because with the Aggies now at 3 – 3 on the season in SEC play IF somehow A&M lost both games….

At Vanderbilt

….to end the season after playing Cupcake Western Carolina this Saturday and finishing the season in SEC play at…

3 – 5

….there is Very Damn Good Chance Kevin Sumlin is out of a job when the calendar turns to December because that would leave Sumlin’s Overall SEC record at A&M at….

16 – 16

…in FOUR years on the job and if you are paying someone $5 Million Dollars A Year PLUS don’t you think he should be better than…

Just Damn AVERAGE?

YES….and we have to think some of those oil boys in South Texas who dug their money out of the ground the hard way and weren’t handed a…

“F-ing Palace”

….to play football games in feel the same way as well so our recommendation to Kevin Sumlin is..

You better Damn beat Vanderbilt on November 21 son!


29.  Charlie Partridge, Florida Atlantic – Charlie Partridge’s FAU team lost another game on Saturday to Western Kentucky and that leaves the Owls record in 2015 at…

2 – 7 overall

2 – 4 Conference USA play

….and Charlie Partridge’s records in TWO years on the job at…

Overall:  5 – 16

CUSA:  4 – 10

….and that isn’t good Charlie…that’s just No Damn Good!

Here is what Florida Atlantic has left on their schedule…

Middle Tennessee
At Florida
At Old Dominion

How about winning some Damn football games Charlie? Is that REALLY too much to ask?

Didn’t think so!


30.  Bret Bielema, Arkansas – It was NO surprise to anyone here at Coaches Hot Seat that…

The Hocus Pocus that Hugh Freeze dreams-up and seems to work early on in each football season is AGAIN falling to pieces around him and his Ole Miss football team

….and thus no surprise the Ole Miss Rebels Totally Collapsed and lost to a Very Damn Average football team in Arkansas on Saturday and in the process put Hugh Freeze on a trajectory to find his rear-end on the Hot Seat with ONE more loss BUT getting back to Bret Bielema that is now….

5 Wins for Arkansas in 2015

…..which folks are celebrating in the State of Arkansas which should show everyone just how FAR the Arkansas football program has fallen since Bobby Petrino posted a 11 – 2 record in 2011 following a 10 – 3 record in 2010!

With these games left on the schedule….

Mississippi State

….Arkansas SHOULD get to 6 wins in 2015 BUT if Arkansas finishes at 6 – 6 in 2015 that would leave Bret Bielema’s record after THREE seasons on the job at Fayetteville at….

Overall:  16 – 21

SEC:  6 – 18

Geez…..if the above records make supporters of Arkansas football happy then Arkansas football is DEAD because if a Stanford football coach put up the above records right NOW since Stanford football coaches have been told they will be held accountable for the performance of the Cardinal football program on and off the field which began in 2007 there would be…

A Helluva LOT of Pissed-Off Stanford Alums, Boosters and Fans of Stanford Football on The Farm right now with torches and pitchforks!

At Arkansas they laugh at and kiss Bret Bielema’s BIG ASS!

Congratulations Arkansas Football Fans…

You are the BIGGEST LOSERS on Earth even ahead of the LOSERS that support the Dallas Cowboys and that Sorry Excuse for a Human Being Jerry Jones who in our opinion would trade the life of EVERY child in America to win another Super Bowl!

Oh…Jerry Jones played football at Arkansas…see there is symmetry in the world after all!