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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, October 24, 2014 – General Robert Neyland

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, October 24, 2014 – General Robert Neyland


“General Neyland’s 7 Maxims

1. The team that makes the fewest mistakes will win.

2. Play for and make the breaks and when one comes your way – SCORE.

3. If at first the game – or the breaks – go against you, don’t let up… put on more steam.

4. Protect our kickers, our QB, our lead and our ball game.

5. Ball, oskie, cover, block, cut and slice, pursue and gang tackle… for this is the WINNING EDGE.

6. Press the kicking game. Here is where the breaks are made.

7. Carry the fight to our opponent and keep it there for 60 minutes.”


“You never know what a football player is made of until he plays Alabama”


“The team that makes the fewest mistakes wins”


“To defeat a weak opponent is not the problem: The problem is to win when he is as good or better than you”


“Gentlemen, touchdowns follow blocking as sure night follows day”


“If my teams win, my press will be good. If we lose, the press can’t help me anyhow.”


“People think I’m the greatest damn coach in the world,” said the great Bear Bryant, “but Neyland taught me everything I know.”

Wikipedia Page: General Robert Neyland


SIX Things For Week 9 of the College Football Season – Go San Francisco Giants BEAT These Bastards From Kansas City – The Great Tony Bennett and I Left My Heart In San Francisco

SIX Things For Week 9 of the College Football Season


1.  What about this headline from Big 12 Country?

Oklahoma State sues Texas’ Joe Wickline, Max Olson, ESPN

“Oklahoma State has sued Texas co-offensive coordinator Joe Wickline for breach of contract, alleging he misled his former employer about his new position at Texas, and the school is seeking more than $593,000 in damages.

According to the suit filed in an Oklahoma district court Oct. 17, Oklahoma State’s board of regents asserts that Wickline violated his contractual agreement to pay a buyout fee of $593,487 if he left OSU for a Football Bowl Subdivision offensive coordinator job that did not include play-calling duties.”


Mike Holder is the former legendary golf coach and current athletic direction at Oklahoma State and we here at Coaches Hot Seat have only ONE question for Mike Holder:

Really Mike? Really?

You and the Oklahoma State athletic department have the time to worry about such trivial matters like whether Joe Wickline is “calling the offensive plays” at Texas?

Pitiful Mike Holder….just Damn Pitiful.

You should be ashamed Mike Holder for filing this BOGUS lawsuit and you of all people know how hard it is for the former college golfers here at Coaches Hot Seat to hold that position but it’s just the Damn Truth Mike.



2.  Oregon State at Stanford – It’s a great week to be in the San Francisco Bay area with the SF Giants returning to AT&T Park tonight (Friday night) for Game 3 of the World Series against the Kansas City Royals AND it is…

Homecoming Week at Stanford University

….which includes the Oregon State vs. Stanford game on The Farm on Saturday afternoon and we here at Coaches Hot Seat are very Damn interested to see what is going on with the Cardinal offense which has been nothing short of a…

Complete Freaking Disaster

….in 2014 with it seems Damn little concern on the Stanford coaching staff about that…

Complete Freaking Disaster

….of an offense until MAYBE this week but for some reason the people “in the know” here at CHS are telling us the optimum phrase for what is going on at Stanford is:

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein


Bad habits naturally lead to bad performances and Stanford football has over the last year gotten very Damn lazy while staging some of the worst day-to-day practices in college football and thus it should be No Damn Surprise to David Shaw or anyone else on the Stanford coaching staff why the Cardinal offense looks like a bad Pee-Wee football team forget about looking like the…

Total Freaking Disaster

…that is something like the Florida offense.

What is the common similarity between the Florida offense and the Stanford offense you ask?

Mediocre to Disgraceful Practices and coaches that when you get right down to have been paid and signed for so much Damn money the just…

Don’t Give A Damn Anymore!

In our opinion of course.

Colorado scored 31 Points on Oregon State earlier this year.

Let’s see what this Complete Freaking Disaster of a Stanford Offense can do against the Beavers!

Our guess:  The Stanford Offense will sputter early-on in the game against Oregon State and then the Stanford offensive players will…

Lie Down and Quit

…just like they have done several times already this year with half-ass efforts that are a Complete Freaking Disgrace to the uniforms they are wearing.

If you are thinking that there are serious and deep problems with the Stanford Football program…

You Would Be Right!

….and if Stanford loses to Oregon State to drop to 4 – 4 on the season with these games still left to be played….

At Oregon
At California

….there will be a very Damn good chance that Stanford WILL NOT even make it to a bowl game in 2014.

From Back-To-Back Pac-12 Champions and Rose Bowls to NO Bowl Game with one of the best defenses in the country in 2014!

Wonder who would be to blame for that?

In our opinion that would be the PART-TIME head football coach at Stanford University:

David Shaw


We like to think that somewhere out beyond this world Bill Walsh is seething with anger and is in one of those moods where he is about to go-off on someone with a line that would cut to the bone and put the Complete Freaking Disaster that is unfolding with Stanford Football in its proper perspective.

Something like…..”Hell, if you’re not going to work…you’re sure the Hell not going to win!”

All of the above is of course our opinion and it is quickly becoming the opinion of a few Stanford people that trust us the coaching staff of Stanford football do not want thinking that there is little more than a Half-Ass Effort being put-in by the football coaches when the rest of the Stanford Athletics coaches are working their Freaking Asses Off to win…

Conference and National Championships!

Oh, in Stanford football’s last 12 games the Cardinal is…

7 – 5

…and in Stanford football’s last 16 games the Cardinal is…

10 – 6

….which is of course AVERAGE and in case David Shaw has forgotten we don’t do AVERAGE at Stanford University…..PERIOD.


3.  Alabama at Tennessee – Tennessee almost beat the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens earlier this year before losing by a score of…

35 – 32

….and if you can almost beat Georgia on the road you can certainly beat Alabama at home in Knoxville…..right?



Butch Jones record at Tennessee in his second season on the job is….

8 – 11

…and the Vols record in 2014 is….

3 – 4

….with these games still left to be played this season:

At South Carolina
At Vanderbilt

Can Butch Jones and the Vols find 3 more wins to get “bowl eligible” in 2014?

Probably not UNLESS Tennessee BEATS Alabama AND if the Vols can’t handle the Tide and Butch Jones overall records at UT drop to….

Overall:  8 – 12

SEC:  2 – 10

…..we will give you three guesses where Butch Jones will be come next Monday morning?

Oh, you only needed ONE guess?

That’s right….HOT SEAT!

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

Coach ‘em up Butch Jones!


4.  Frank Beamer…..what the Hell is going on here Frank? – With Virginia Tech getting whipped on their home field by a very average Miami team by the score of…

30 – 6

….which dropped the Hokies record in 2014 to….

4 – 4

….we here at Coaches Hot Seat are starting to wonder:

Why the Hell is Frank Beamer still the head football coach at Virginia Tech?

Below is Frank Beamer’s win/loss records at Virginia Tech over the last three seasons:

Overall:   19 – 15

ACC: 10 – 10

We ask again…

Why the Hell is Frank Beamer still the head football coach at Virginia Tech?

The answer to that question could be…

Virginia Tech fans, alumni, boosters, and administration could be satisfied with…

AVERAGE Football!

Whatever the Hell is going on in Blacksburg we have some news for Frank Beamer:

Come Monday morning your rear-end Frank Beamer will be on the Hot Seat!

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

Maybe putting Frank Beamer’s ass on the Hot Seat will motivate Coach Beamer to make sure his football team actually gives a Damn about how they show-up for and play football games….just maybe….because that performance last night was a DISGRACE to Virginia Tech University….PERIOD.


5.  North Carolina Academic Fraud – What exactly can one say about headlines like this one?

Lack of oversight at North Carolina cited in academic fraud, AP

“An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for nearly two decades and has the school reeling from the scandal’s fallout.

The latest investigation found that university leaders, faculty members and staff missed or just ignored flags that could have stopped the problem years earlier. More than 3,100 students — about half of them athletes — benefited from sham classes and artificially high grades in the formerly named African and Afro-American Studies department (AFAM) in Chapel Hill.

A report by former U.S. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein indicates that the bogus classes ended in 2011. The university has since overhauled the department and implemented new policies, but it must wait to find out whether the damaging new details lead to more problems with the agency that accredits the school. The NCAA, which has reopened its investigation into academic misconduct, also could have concerns over lack of institutional control.”

Two Freaking Decades of Academic Fraud at the North Carolina?

What a disgrace the above set of FACTS must be to UNC alumni and students that have worked their asses off to earn their college degrees from the University of North Carolina and here’s the scary thing….

This kind of academic fraud is probably going on all over the country right now.

What A Complete Freaking Disgrace.


6.  Game 3 World Series – Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants – With the World Series tied at 1 – 1 Game 3 is tonight (Friday night) in San Francisco and with lots of Coaches Hot Seat members in town with a lucky handful of CHS Bastards headed to AT&T Park tonight we really can only say in this spot:

Let’s BEAT these Bastards from Kansas City!

Oh, here’s another thought for the San Francisco Giants pitchers:

Act like Major League PITCHERS and PITCH don’t THROW the ball to the Kansas City hitters!

Hell, if the San Francisco Giants pitchers are going to throw middle-of-the-plate pitches waist high then they for Damn sure should expect the Royals to wear the baseball out for the rest of the World Series!

PITCH don’t THROW the ball to the Kansas City hitters!

And with that let’s leave you with the Great Tony Bennett and the beautiful city of San Francisco!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, October 24, 2014 – Willie Mays

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, October 24, 2014 – Willie Mays


“Baseball is a game, yes. It is also a business. But what is most truly is is disguised combat. For all its gentility, its almost leisurely pace, baseball is violence under wraps.”


“If you can do that – if you run, hit, run the bases, hit with power, field, throw and do all other things that are part of the game – then you’re a good ballplayer.”


“In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept constructive criticism. Without one-hundred percent dedication, you won’t be able to do this.”


“They throw the ball, I hit it. They hit the ball, I catch it.”


“Every time I look at my pocketbook, I see Jackie Robinson.”


“If you can do that – if you run, hit, run the bases, hit with power, field, throw and do all other things that are part of the game – then you’re a good ballplayer.”


“It’s not hard. When I’m not hitting, I don’t hit nobody. But when I’m hitting, I hit anybody.”


“At ten I was playing against 18-year-old guys. At 15 I was playing professional ball with the Birmingham Black Barons, so I really came very quickly in all sports.”


“In 1950, when the Giants signed me, they gave me $15,000. I bought a 1950 Mercury. I couldn’t drive, but I had it in the parking lot there, and everybody that could drive would drive the car. So it was like a community thing.”

Wikipedia Page: Willie Mays

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, October 23, 2014 – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, October 23, 2014 – 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

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, October 22, 2014 – Ben Bradlee

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, October 22, 2014 – Ben Bradlee


Two Coaches Hot Seat members were walking on a street in downtown Washington DC in the late 1980s and see Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee walking towards them.  One of the CHS Members says, “Hey, that’s Ben Bradlee.”  Ben Bradlee looks over at the two of them and says, “That’s right kid!”


“You never monkey with the truth.”


“Maybe some of today’s papers have too many ‘feel-good’ features, but there is a lot of good news out there.”


“I must be out of it, but I don’t know any good journalists who have excused Clinton’s problems.”


“The really tough thing would have been to decide to take Woodward and Bernstein off the story. They were carrying the coal for us – in that their stories were right.”


“I think he had a strange, passionate devotion to the truth and a horror at what he saw going on.”


“Sure, some journalists use anonymous sources just because they’re lazy and I think editors ought to insist on more precise identification even if they remain anonymous.”


“I never believed that Nixon could fully resurrect himself. And the proof of that was in the obits.”


“If an investigative reporter finds out that someone has been robbing the store, that may be ‘gotcha’ journalism, but it’s also good journalism.”


“The biggest difference between Kennedy and Nixon, as far as the press is concerned, is simply this: Jack Kennedy really liked newspaper people and he really enjoyed sparring with journalists.”


“In 1984, after The Post published information about a satellite payload over protests from Reagan Administration officials, a number of people wrote in questioning Ben’s patriotism, suggesting he worked for the Kremlin, et cetera. One writer in particular pushed Ben’s buttons by asking, “What did you do during WWII?” This is Ben’s response, said to be among Kay Graham’s favorites:

Dear Asshole:

I suspect I did more for my country in the war than you did. I spent four years in destroyers in the Pacific Ocean. My theater ribbon has 10 battle stars in it.

That’s just for starters.”


“As long as a journalist tells the truth, in conscience and fairness, it is not his job to worry about consequences. The truth is never as dangerous as a lie in the long run. I truly believe the truth sets men free.”


“Ben at Columbia Journalism School graduation, May 2007:

The real spiel I have for you is to have a good time while you are in your jobs. Have a good time. The newspaper will be great if you’re having a good time.”


“There really isn’t enough time in the day to convene a task force on every little decision. If you’re publishing 140,000 words five times a day you’ve got to decide. And you’ve got to get it off the table and get on to the next one before you go crazy. You’ll never go home and you won’t be in any shape when you get home.”


“Whenever people around Ben are worried about something that he doesn’t think is overly important, he will often say, as a way of providing context:

When the history of the world is written, this will not be in it.”


“From Ben’s handwritten “editor’s rules”:

No. 6: Pick your fights. Don’t duck ’em, but don’t fight second-rate opponents.”


“Mary Hadar, editor of the Style section, once presented a long profile to Ben right before he left for the night. When he came in the next morning, he told her that it was too long, and that she needed to cut it in half:

“Run it in two parts,” he told her.

“Ben, you can’t just take the story and cut it into two parts. It has arc. It has development.”

He said, “Yes, you can.”
She said, “How?”
And he took it, ripped it in half, and said, “Like that.””


“To Howard Bray, about the strike at The Post in 1975–6:

We’re talking about a bunch of criminals who slash tires and smash presses and hit women over the head with two-by-fours. I have no lint left in my navel for that.”


“From a letter to George Crile, February 22, 1985:

If I could give you a piece of advice, one which I did not follow after [a long lawsuit] but which I wish I had followed, it is simply this: Don’t gloat; understand this key thought of Albert Camus—“There is no truth, only truths”; and get on with it.”


“From Tom Lippman, Post reporter, at Ben’s retirement roast in the Post newsroom, July 31, 1991:

I had become a sort of freelance guru on style and grammar and usage for people around the newsroom. One day I had an almost hesitant, almost blushing visit from Debbie Regan, who many of you will remember . . . was Ben’s secretary at the time. Ben had been dictating a letter on that little tape recorder, I guess, which Debbie had to transcribe, and she came over to my desk looking extremely uncomfortable.

She hemmed and hawed a little bit and she said, “Look, I have to ask you something.”

I said, “Yeah, what is it, Debbie?”

She said, “Is ‘dickhead’ one word or two?””


“To a newspaper publisher who called him “arrogant”:

To the Publisher:

Editors do run the risk of appearing arrogant if they choose to disagree with anybody who calls them arrogant.

You sound like one of those publishers who aims to please his pals in the community and give them what they want.

No one will call you arrogant that way. No one will call you newspaperman, either.”

Wikipedia:  Ben Bradlee

Ben Bradlee, legendary editor transformed the Washington Post, Robert G. Kaiser, Washington Post

Postscript:  Benjamin C. Bradlee (1921 – 2014), David Remnick, The New Yorker

Ben Bradlee’s Electric Glow, David Von Drehle, Time

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, October 21, 2014 – Booker T. Washington

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, October 21, 2014 – Booker T. Washington


“Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.”


“Character is power.”


“Character, not circumstances, makes the man.”


“Dignify and glorify common labor. It is at the bottom of life that we must begin, not at the top.”


“Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.”


“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.”


“If you can’t read, it’s going to be hard to realize dreams.”


“No greater injury can be done to any youth than to let him feel that because he belongs to this or that race he will be advanced in life regardless of his own merits or efforts.”


“No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.”


“Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.”


“Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.”


“There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.”


“You can’t hold a man down without staying down with him.”


“The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.”

Wikipedia: Booker T. Washington

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Post Week 8 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – Forget Ebola What Should Really Concern These Hot Seat Coaches Is the HOT SEAT! Tell Them the God’s Honest Truth Johnny! – Stanford Football = We Work? Please…More Like We Don’t Work!

Post Week 8 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings


Forget Ebola what should really concern these Hot Seat Coaches is the HOT SEAT! Tell them the God’s Honest Truth Johnny!

Post Week 8 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings


1.  Will Muschamp, Florida – If there has been any lesson learned over the 25 years of Florida football it is that….

Florida Football is NOT a training ground to learn how to become a Head Coach

….and that TRUTH is revealed by the win/loss records of the last FOUR Florida head football coaches in Gainesville:

Steve Spurrier:  122 – 27 – 1  (.817)

Ron Zook:  23 – 14  (.622)

Urban Meyer:  65 – 15  (.813)

Will Muschamp:  25 – 19  (.568)

Sure there are plenty of examples of assistant head coaches that have taken over top-tier college football programs and done very well…..

Mark Richt at Georgia comes to mind

….BUT in our opinion which is based upon seeing Florida football up-close going back over the past 25 years Florida football is no place for a coach that has not ALREADY proved his ability to win football games and we mean win a Helluva lot of football games as a head coach!

With that mind is Will Muschamp done at Florida after the disaster against Missouri on Saturday night?

Well…Florida COULD win out their remaining 5 games which includes….

Georgia in Jacksonville
At Vanderbilt
South Carolina
Eastern Kentucky
At Florida State

….to finish at 8 – 3 on the season and we suppose the planet Jupiter could crash into the Sun wiping out the entire solar system in the process over the next 5 weeks also…..right? NOT!

YES….Will Muschamp is DONE at Florida barring something like a Jupiter crashing into the Sun kind of catastrophe and no doubt Florida AD Jeremy Foley is working on a list of coaches to replace Muschamp and for the sake of Florida Football saying nothing about Foley’s legacy which in already in tatters Foley better Damn this time around….

Hire a sitting head football coach that has WON a Helluva lot of football games!

The question though is: Is Jeremy Foley willing to hire a head football coach at Florida that will overshadow Jeremy Foley and remember in our opinion if University of Utah president Bernie Machen does not take University of Florida president’s job in January 2004 there is NO CHANCE IN HELL that Jeremy Foley hires Urban Meyer to be the Florida head coach after the 2004 football season because Foley’s other two hires….

Ron Zook
Will Muschamp

…prove that TRUTH beyond the shadow of a doubt to us.

Who would have Jeremy Foley have hired to replace the fired Ron Zook in 2005 at Florida if Machen is not president at the University of Florida?

Hard to say but for Damn sure in our opinion NOT Urban Meyer!

If you are thinking that would have made Urban Meyer the head coach at Notre Dame in 2005 instead of Charlie Weis you would be right and Notre Dame football fans can start crying uncontrollably now!


2.  Tim Beckman, Illinois – Below are Tim Beckman’s win/loss records in three seasons at Illinois:

Overall:  9 – 22

Big Ten:  1 – 18

In 2014 the Illini’s record is….

3 – 4

…and with these games remaining to be played…

At Ohio State
Penn State
At Northwestern

….it will take something like the planet Saturn crashing into the Sun while wiping out the solar system in the process for the Illini to finish with SIX wins this season which is probably what it will take for Beckman to be back for the 2015 season in Champaign.

Good Luck Tim Beckman!


3.  Brady Hoke, Michigan – There is a Shakespearean-type play going on behind the scenes at the University of Michigan right now with lots of people with their hands on the levers of power trying to shape what Michigan athletics and Michigan football will look like in the future BUT there is no getting around the FACTS of what Brady Hoke has done in four seasons at Michigan which are:

Overall: 29 – 17  (.630)

Big Ten: 16 – 11  (.592)

2014:  3 – 4 and 1 – 2 in Big Ten Conference play

Sorry BUT the above win/loss records are NOT acceptable at the University of Michigan and with these games left on the Wolverines schedule….

At Michigan State
At Northwestern
At Ohio State

….barring a MAJOR turnaround of this Michigan football team’s play this season a .500 or worse record is around the corner and we cannot imagine how Brady Hoke could survive to coach in 2015 after another mediocre season in Ann Arbor.

What is going to happen at Michigan over the next three months?

Just a guess by us which is our opinion as well…

Michigan will fire AD Dave Brandon

Michigan will hire a new AD

Michigan will fire Brady Hoke

Michigan will hire a new head coach

In what order will all of the above happen…..in our opinion of course?

We don’t have a clue BUT up to this point of this blog post we have the….




….head coaching jobs coming open this December which are some pretty Damn good jobs!


4.  Bret Bielema, Arkansas – We had a feeling that Arkansas would experience a letdown against Georgia after coming so close to beating Alabama the week before and the Bulldogs laid a beating on Arkansas before letting the Hogs score some meaningless points at the end of the game and with that loss dropped Bret Bielema’s win/loss record at Arkansas is now:

Overall:  6 – 13

SEC:  0 – 12

Those SIX wins on the board for Bret Bielema are against:

La. Lafayette
Southern Miss
Nicholls State
Texas Tech
Northern Illinois

Here is who Arkansas has left to play in 2014:

At Mississippi State
Ole Miss
At Missouri

Could Bret Bielema finish another season WITHOUT a win in SEC Conference play?

Maybe so.

Could Bret Bielema or Arkansas AD Jeff Long survive Arkansas NOT winning a SEC Conference for TWO straight seasons?

We will just quote what a good buddy and Arkansas alum of ours in Ft. Smith, Arkansas said on Sunday about the possibility of the Hogs not winning a SEC Conference game for 2 straight seasons:

“Hell,0 that NUT John L. Smith won 2 SEC games as head coach at Arkansas and you are telling me Bielema might not win even ONE SEC game in TWO seasons at Arkansas? Hell, if that happens we need to fire them all and offer $7 Million Dollars a year to Gus Malzahn so he can come home to Momma! Hell, we had Gus right here in Arkansas two years ago and we went out and hired a pig farmer from Wisconsin!”

CHS Member: “Bret Bielema is a pig farmer from Iowa.”

Ft. Smith Arkansas Alum: “Wisconsin, Iowa…Hell….they are all Yankee states and by hiring a Yankee pig farmer it serves us right if we don’t win a SEC Conference game in two seasons!”

We didn’t have the heart to tell our good buddy and Arkansas alum from Ft. Smith that…Shhhhhhhh…..don’t tell anyone….

Arkansas AD Jeff Long is a Yankee from Ohio!

Just for the record and especially for fans of Arkansas football:

Bret Bielema’s records last two seasons at Arkansas:

Overall:  6 – 13

SEC:  0 – 12

Gus Malzahn’s records last two seasons at Auburn:

Overall:  17 – 3

SEC:  9 – 2

If you just heard a Good ‘Ole Boy from Ft. Smith Arkansas yell very loudly something like….


….don’t worry he is harmless!


5.  Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M – This past spring a handful of Coaches Hot Seat members traveled to Houston for our annual trip to the home of a relative of a CHS member who is kind enough each year to put us up for a few days in luxurious comfort while we play a few of Houston’s finest golf courses all courtesy of this Houston Good ‘Ole Boy who has made a Freaking Fortune in the….

“Oil Business”

….with us never getting a real good answer to exactly what part of the….

“Oil Business”

….that the Freaking Fortune was made in but who cares about details when life is good….right? RIGHT!

Well this relative of a CHS Member is a Texas A&M alum from way back and several CHS Members were having breakfast at this Good ‘Ole Boy’s housein the back “pool area” of his house which is a “pool area” that kings and queens of 14 th century Europe would be jealous of and eventually the conversation got around to A&M football and this Good ‘Ole Boy A&M alum said something very Damn interesting and it went something like this:

CHS Member:  “So A&M has Kevin Sumlin nailed down for the next six years.”

Houston Good ‘Ole Boy:  “Yes, these geniuses nailed down a head coach that lost six games the last two seasons with the best college football player (Johnny Manziel) in the last two decades!”

CHS Member:  “So you weren’t thrilled with the contract A&M gave Sumlin?”

Houston Good ‘Ole Boy:  “Sumlin was able to do what any average high school coach in the state of Texas could have done with the same talent which included the best player in college football in the last two decades.”

CHS Member:  “What do you expect out of A&M this season?”

Houston Good ‘Ole Boy: “Well, about thirty years ago we hired an engineer away from another firm here in Houston that my people told me we just had to have and we gave him a contract that guaranteed he would be paid for five years no matter what kind of work he did. If I have tell you guys that once that guy signed that guaranteed contract he become one of the most worthless workers we ever hired and we had to fire his sorry ass in his second year on the job then you boys ain’t as smart as I think you are!”

Here are the details of the guaranteed contract given to Kevin Sumlin by Texas A&M after he LOST SIX Games with the best player in college football in the past two decades after two years on the job:

Contract details revealed for Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin: Buyout raised to $5M if he leaves before 2016; no buyout thereafter, Kate Hairopoulos, Dallas Morning News

“The deal, announced first Nov. 30 when agreement was reached in principle, and in more detail Thursday after it was finalized, is for $5 million annually for six years. Sumlin will get that $30 million unless he chooses to leave or he is fired with cause. A&M couldn’t release him otherwise without paying the full commitment of the contract within 60 days of any such termination. For example, even if Sumlin were to go 2-10 in 2014 and again in 2015, A&M couldn’t fire him without cutting a check for $20 million for the remaining four seasons on the deal.”


Why does Forrest Gump suddenly jump into our heads here at Coaches Hot Seat?

“Stupid Texas A&M Is, As Stupid Texas A&M Does!

One would think that after the numerous college head coaches that have been given MASSIVE guaranteed contracts over the past decade-plus that have then fallen flat on their faces….

Think Charlie Weis….TWICE!

…that the folks at Texas A&M would have learned their lesson but then let’s focus in just what Kevin Sumlin has done at Texas A&M starting with is win/loss records to earn a $30 MILLION DOLLAR guaranteed contract:

Overall:  25 – 9 (.736)

SEC:  12 – 9 (.571)

FIVE MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR for a .571 winning percentage in SEC Conference play?

Oh, there is no BUYOUT on Kevin Sumlin’s contract so Texas A&M will owe Sumlin…


…over the next SIX seasons no matter what he does as head coach of the Aggies and with that in mind let’s move to the…

59 – 0

….beating that A&M took on Saturday in Tuscaloosa against Alabama which the week before beat an Arkansas team by ONE point which is a team that A&M beat in overtime earlier this season.

Is there anyone on Earth that believes Kevin Sumlin gives two-rips about what ANYONE at Texas A&M or A&M alums and fans think about that…

59 – 0

…loss to Alabama on Saturday?

Answer to that question in our opinion: $30 MILLION DOLLARS Guaranteed which means NO!


Guaranteed contracts for college head football coaches OR anyone else are a CROCK in our opinion because a guaranteed contract assumes that somehow the human being that is being given that guaranteed contract is NOT a human being because in our opinion the exact moment that Kevin Sumlin signed that $30 MILLION DOLLAR Guaranteed Contract the Texas A&M football program became worse because Kevin Sumlin took a sigh and let-up….with Kevin Sumlin being a = Human Being!

Guess what Texas A&M fans:

The Real Men of Genius at Texas A&M have set the A&M football program for a MASSIVE FAILURE and you should fully expect LOTS more…

59 – ZERO

…games in your future!

Now with A&M at 5 – 3 on the season and with wins over 5 teams…

South Carolina, Lamar, Rice, SMU, and Arkansas

…with the FBS teams the Aggies have beaten in 2014 having a combined win/loss record of…

9 – 16

…..this season A&M has these games left to be played in 2014:

La. Monroe

At Auburn



Is Texas A&M headed for a 6 – 6 season which would lead to the following pattern in Sumlin’s three seasons in College Station?

2012:  11 – 2

2013:  9 – 4

2014:  6 – 6

Does it even matter that A&M could be headed to a 6 – 6 season in 2014?

Answer in our opinion: $30 MILLION DOLLARS Guaranteed so NO!

It just doesn’t matter Texas A&M football fans and you have YOUR Administration at Texas A&M University to thank for making Damn sure that…


Here is the very simple provision we would have DEMANDED be included in Kevin Sumlin’s contract if we had been the athletic director at Texas A&M leaving everything else and Sumlin’s $5 Million Dollar annual salary in place:

“Texas A&M will have the right to buyout Kevin Sumlin AT ANYTIME for the sum of $5 Million Dollars in the first two years of this contract, $3 Million Dollars in the third and fourth year of this contract, and $2 Million Dollars in the fifth and sixth years of this contract.”

Oh, Kevin Sumlin with his agent’s advice would have taken another college or NFL job?

Fine….get the HELL OUT OF MY OFFICE is what we as AD at Texas A&M would have told Kevin Sumlin and his agent with a $5 Million Dollar year contract on the table which would have been followed-up with something like:

“A coach that isn’t scared he is going to fail doesn’t need a guaranteed contract so you must be a COWARD and we don’t do COWARDS at Texas A&M University so you have 10 seconds to get your asses out this building or I will call security you COWARD!”

Who would have guessed?

MORONS and COWARDS at Texas A&M University…..BUT YES it is TRUE!


6.  Kevin Wilson, Indiana – With Indiana’s loss to Michigan State on Saturday by a score of…

56 – 17

….Kevin Wilson’s win/loss record in four seasons on the job is:

Overall:  13 – 30

Big Ten:  5 – 22

Indiana’s record in 2014 is now…

3 – 4

…and with these games remaining to be played….

At Michigan
Penn State
At Rutgers
At Ohio State

….unless the Hoosiers can find THREE more wins out of their last SIX games the Indiana job will also open up this coming December.

Coach ‘em up Kevin!

Hell, if Indiana can beat Missouri on the road then for Damn sure they can beat this PITIFUL Michigan team on the road…right? RIGHT!

7.  Doug Martin, New Mexico State – With New Mexico State’s loss to woeful Idaho on Saturday Doug Martin’s win/loss record in two seasons on the job dropped to…

Overall:  4 – 16

….and the Aggies record in 2014 is now….

2 – 6

Will the above kind of records get you fired at New Mexico State?

We don’t have a clue!

Next up for New Mexico State:

Texas State

Coach ‘em up Doug!


8.  David Shaw, Stanford – There is a Stanford Football poster that was produced before the 2009 college football season that we were able to get several dozen copies of and which hang in many of our homes and at the three Coaches Hot Seat Centrals spread across America and here is that poster:



This Stanford football poster was produced before the 2009 college football season after Stanford had in Jim Harbaugh’s first two seasons put up records of…

2007:  4 – 8

2008:  5 – 7

…and EVERYONE here at Coaches Hot Seat knew that 2009 was going to produce a winning season which ended up at….

8 – 5

….after a decent regular season and a close loss to Oklahoma in the Sun Bowl.

The reason why we are referencing the WE WORK Stanford football poster from the 2009 college football season and why Stanford head coach David Shaw is now on the Hot Seat after his team’s pitiful performance against an average Arizona State team on Saturday night is…


….is NO LONGER the slogan, motto, message, or even goal of Stanford football but in our opinion has now been replaced with…

A head coach in David Shaw that does LESS ACTUAL WORK in coaching the Stanford football team than a Stanford professor teaching one course in the Fall Quarter

….and which also in our opinion is getting worse and worse as David Shaw has become…

Lazy and Un-Caring about whether the Stanford football team EVER wins another football game or not….PERIOD.

Yes, you read that right David Shaw is LAZY AND UN-CARING about Stanford Football…..PERIOD….in our opinion.

When did this all happen that Stanford Football’s motto went from…




Well, in our opinion it started after the 2012 season with…

Less Work Ethic

Less Commitment

Less Involvement

Less Caring

…by the Stanford COACHES which led to Half-Ass practices, Half-Ass Games, and now a…

Half-Ass Stanford Football Team

….that is now in real danger of NOT making a bowl game in 2014 and all because of what exactly?

Thomas Jefferson was quoted as saying once:

“The harder I work, the luckier I get.”

With Stanford Football right now everyone is seeing the opposite of Thomas Jefferson’s quote come to pass…

“As one works less, the un-luckier one gets.’

…OR rather the new Stanford Football motto is….in our opinion of course:


We here at Coaches Hot Seat have been told that David Shaw believes that the wine and cheese crowd that makes up most of the alums, tailgaters and crowd at Stanford football games is so happy to have just a few years of a good Cardinal football team that a few down years of .500 type records will allow Shaw to hang onto his job as long as he wants it.

We have some news for David Shaw:

The Wine and Cheese Crowd DOES NOT ultimately make the hiring and firing decisions at Stanford University but rather the men and women that make up the Stanford alumni that helped to build Silicon Valley and some of the largest and best companies in the world are ultimately the ones  that hire the people that make the hiring and firing decisions at Stanford University and if you continue on with what you are now doing which in our opinion is nothing less than….

A Dereliction in YOUR Duty and Job as Head Football Coach at Stanford University

…..you will be fired….PERIOD….and in our opinion you should be fired….PERIOD.

What’s left on the schedule for the 4 – 3 Stanford Cardinal?

Oregon State
At Oregon
At California

Bozo the Clown could lead Stanford Football to FOUR wins in the remaining FIVE games with the amount of talent now on the field for Stanford.

How many games will the Lazy and Un-Caring David Shaw….in our opinion…win?

We are all about to find out and also who is right because Stanford has MORE talent than every team left on its schedule except for Oregon.

You are now on the clock and coaching for your job David Shaw….PERIOD.

Oh, we forgot to mention David….


Bill Walsh never did ANYTHING in a Half-Ass way and right now you are tainting his legacy…..PERIOD….and we have no doubt if he walked into the Stanford athletic building right now he would chew your ass our royally in the way only Coach Walsh could!

9.  Ron Turner, Florida International – In two seasons at Florida International Ron Turner has put up records of….

Overall:  4 – 16

C-USA:  3 – 9

….and now at 3 – 5 on the season after the loss to a very good Marshall team on Saturday here is what FIU has left to play:

At Old Dominion
Middle Tennessee
At North Texas

Can Ron Turner and FIU win 3 more games in 2014 to get to a .500 record?

We don’t have a clue but we do know the FIU program has taken quite a fall since Mario Cristobal was fired two seasons ago. We do know that!

10.  Norm Chow, Hawaii – Norm Chow’s Hawaii team seems to be playing at a higher level in 2014 than they did in 2013 and their 10-point loss to a pretty good San Diego State team on Saturday seems to confirm that view of ours BUT in two seasons on the job at Hawaii Chow has put up records of…

Overall:  6 – 25

MWC:  2 – 16

….and those kinds of records will land your rear-end on the Hot Seat!

Next up for Hawaii:


Now beating a pretty good Nevada team that just beat BYU would CONFIRM our point of view that Hawaii is playing better in year two under Norm Chow!

Coach ‘em up Norm!


11.  Darrell Hazell, Purdue – With the 39 – 38 loss by Purdue at Minnesota on Saturday we and anyone else paying attention has seen that the Boilermakers are playing better in 2014 under Darrell Hazell and now Hazell and his Purdue football team need to get a few wins out of their good play starting with their game this coming Saturday…

At Nebraska!

Purdue is now 3 – 5 on the season and has left to play….

At Nebraska
At Indiana

…and if Darrell Hazell’s Boilermakers can win at least TWO of their remaining THREE games then that will get Hazell off the Hot Seat and some momentum heading into the 2015 season BUT if Purdue loses 3 of 4 or 4 of 4……WELL…..HOT SEAT.…maybe worse!

12.  Bill Blankenship, Tulsa – Long-time successful high school football coach in the state of Oklahoma Bill Blankenship always had the dream of coaching on the college level and now in his FOURTH season as the head coach at Tulsa Blankenship is coaching on the college level and he is on a…

Very Damn Hot Seat!

Here are Bill Blankenship’s records at Tulsa:

2011:  8 – 5

2012:  11 – 3

2013:  3 – 9

2014:  1 – 6

Overall:  23 – 23

CUSA/AAC:  17 – 10

Uhhhhh…..Coach Blankenship the above kind of records will send your rear-end back to….

High School Football!

Now at 1 – 6 on the season after a close loss to a struggling South Florida team on Saturday the Hurricane has left in 2014:

At Memphis
At Houston
East Carolina

That’s a pretty tough schedule and it looks like that would add up to a second straight losing season for Blankenship at Tulsa BUT would a second straight losing season at Tulsa add up to Blankenship getting fired come December?

We don’t have a clue but even Bill Blankenship would agree two straight losing seasons ISN’T GOOD!

Coach ‘em up Bill!

13.  Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech – After starting the season at 5 – 0 and two close losses to Duke and North Carolina Paul Johnson has landed back on the Hot Seat and is needing a strong finish to the 2014 season to avoid having lots of very uncomfortable questions being asked of when when December rolls around and with these games left to be played….

At Pitt
At NC State

……it is our opinion that Paul Johnson will have to lead his Yellow Jackets to EIGHT Wins in 2014 to return to coach Tech in 2015 which means Tech better find THREE more wins in their last FIVE games! Just our opinion.

We would recommend Paul Johnson and Georgia Tech win their next three games against….

Pitt, Virginia, and NC State

…before finishing the season against…

Clemson and Georgia!

14.  Paul Petrino, Idaho – Congratulations are in order for Paul Petrino and the Idaho Vandals who got their first win of the season over New Mexico State on Saturday and now at 1 – 6 on the season Idaho has left to play this season…

Arkansas State
At San Diego State
At Appalachian State

…..and the Vandals should be able to get ONE maybe TWO more wins in 2014…..right?


Coach ‘em up Paul!


15.  Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech – Pretty Boy Kliff Kingsbury got his MUST WIN on Saturday against a suddenly stabilized Kansas team in the post Charlie Weis era in Lawrence….NOT A SURPRISE…..BUT with Pretty Boy and Texas Tech now….

3 – 4

….on the season and with these games still left to be played…

At Iowa State

….will the Red Raiders win another game in 2014?

We rather doubt it!

It looks like Pretty Boy Kingsbury is on the Hot Seat for the duration and into the 2015 season!

16.  Mike MacIntyre, Colorado – With the 56 – 28 loss to USC on Saturday Mike MacIntyre’s CU Buffs dropped to…

2 – 5

….on the season with those two wins coming over…


….which is….NOT that impressive!

Here is what Colorado has left to play in 2014:

At Arizona
At Oregon

Will Colorado win another game this season?

More than likely not!

Coach ‘em up Mike!

17.  Paul Rhoads, Iowa State – Paul Rhoads and Iowa State gave Charlie Strong and Texas all they wanted on Saturday night BUT another loss and the Cyclones dropped to….

2 – 5

…on the season and they have these games left to be played:

At Kansas
Texas Tech
West Virginia

Can Iowa State win a few games down the stretch to save Paul Rhoads job for the 2015 season?

Well, Iowa State is still playing hard so THREE or maybe even TWO more wins might just do that BUT Rhoads would be on a Helluva HOT SEAT entering the 2015 season!

18.  Trent Miles, Georgia State – What we know about the Georgia State football program we could write on a napkin and last year we actually tried and failed to find the Georgia State campus in downtown Atlanta BUT we do know that if you put up a record of…

1 – 18

….in two seasons on the job ANYWHERE you will usually find your rear-end on the Hot Seat and that where Trent Miles is on this Monday morning!

At 1 – 6 on the season and with these games left for Georgia State…

Georgia Southern
At Appalachian State
At Troy
At Clemson
Texas State

……there is at least ONE more win left on the schedule….right?

Let’s sure the Hell hope so!

19.  Todd Monken, Southern Miss – A hearty congratulations are in order for Todd Monken and the Southern Miss football team that got a BIG win over a decent North Texas team on Saturday and now at…

3 – 4

…on the season and with these games still left to be played…

La. Tech
At Texas San Antonio

…..believe it or not the Golden Eagles could get to…


….in 2014 which would have to be a Coach of the Year like performance for Todd Monken BUT…..

You have to win the games!

Keep Coaching them up Todd!


20.  Al Golden, Miami – Miami had a BYE in Week 8 and now at…

4 – 3

….on the season and with these games left….

At Virginia Tech
North Carolina
Florida State
At Virginia

…..IF Miami can’t win at least THREE of their last FIVE games then….

Al Golden SHOULD BE FIRED…..right?


With all this talk about the Great State of Texas we have ONE song on our minds this Monday morning!

Let’s go to Luckenbach, Texas!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, October 20, 2014 – Ben Hogan

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, October 20, 2014 – Ben Hogan


“As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.”


“Golf is not a game of good shots. It’s a game of bad shots.”


“I couldn’t wait for the sun to come up the next morning so that I could get out on the course again.”


“I learn something new about the game almost every time I step on the course.”


“I’m glad I brought this course, this monster, to its knees. “


“Placing the ball in the right position for the next shot is eighty percent of winning golf. “


“Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club, don’t you?”


“Shoot a lower score than everybody else.”


“The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight. “


“The ultimate judge of your swing is the flight of the ball.”


“I always outworked everybody. Work never bothered me like it bothers some people.”


“People have always been telling me what I can’t do. I guess I have wanted to show them. That’s been one of my driving forces all my life.”


“The secret is in the dirt” -Common answer Hogan gave when asked how he played so well.


“All I know is, I’ve seen Nicklaus watch Hogan practice. I’ve never seen Hogan watch Nicklaus practice.” -Tommy Bolt


“If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.”


“There’s no reason a man can’t birdie every hole.”


“There’s no such thing as a natural golf swing.”


“The more I practice, the luckier I get.”


“Ben Hogan is the most merciless of all the modern golfers.” -Gene Sarazen


While waiting on the 1st tee, Hogan walked up to the player he’d been paired with the day before. “I’m sorry I didn’t speak to you yesterday”, he said. “But just so you’re not surprised, I won’t be saying anything today either.”


“About all Ben ever said in a tournament was “Good luck” on the 1st tee, and “You’re away” after that.” -Sam Snead


“I always had an idea that some people didn’t like me…that the majority of the people didn’t like me. Then, after the accident, when I received all those wonderful telegrams, letters, and flowers from people, I realized I was wrong about the people. That’s when I changed. My frame of mind became different.”


And finally, one of the top Hogan quotes, although I can only offer it anecdotally. When Peter Jacobsen won Colonial he received the customary, rather loud, plaid winner’s jacket. As was the tradition he was wearing it at the champion’s dinner. In a loud voice he said to the group he was mingling with, “How long do I have to wear this &%^#$*@ jacket?” From close behind him, but out of direct sight, Mr. Hogan replied, “Until I say you can take it off son.”


“I have really enjoyed every minute I have spent in golf- above all, the many wonderful friends I have made. I have loved playing the game and practicing it. Whether my schedule for the following day called for a tournament round or merely a trip to the practice tee, the prospect that there was going to be golf in it made me feel privileged and extremely happy, and I couldn’t wait for the sun to come up the next morning so that I could get out on the course again”

Wikipedia: Ben Hogan

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Sunday, October 19, 2014 – Thomas Paine

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Sunday, October 19, 2014 – 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

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, October 18, 2014 – Jake Gaither

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, October 18, 2014 – Jake Gaither


“I like my boys agile, mobile and hostile.”


”Football is a hard-nosed game. You go into it pulling no punches and asking none. Football is a character-building game—but you can build more character with a winning team than with a losing one.”


“Expect to lose sometimes, but a loss can be a stepping stone to victory if used properly.”


“The Bear can take his and beat yours and take yours and beat his.” Jake Gaither, former Florida A&M coach on Alabama’s legendary Bear Bryant


“Never leave the field with a boy feeling you’re mad at him. You can chew him out, but then pat him on the shoulder.”


“It’s bad coaching to blame your boys for losing a game, even if it’s true.”


“I just organize. Give me credit for selecting good assistants.”


“Excuses are no good. Your friends don’t need them, and your enemies won’t believe them.”

Wikipedia: Jake Gaither

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