A few thoughts from the Peanut Gallery here at Coaches Hot Seat from the Arizona desert during Super Bowl week
As a few lucky Coaches Hot Seat members that are able to break away from work commitments for a few days to enjoy the beautiful sunshine of Arizona leading up to Super Bowl 49 trickle into Scottsdale below are a few issues we have been discussing:
Lane Kiffin staying at Alabama for second year – Not that we are media mavens here at Coaches Hot Seat but we asked around among our friends in the San Francisco Bay area and all of them held the same opinion that…
“There was little to zero chance that the San Francisco 49ers were going to hire Lane Kiffin as their offensive coordinator.”
….which confirms our suspicions that Lane Kiffin was up for NO meaningful coaching jobs besides returning to Alabama for a second year and it is our opinion that if Kiffin had been offered an NFL offensive coordinator job or any decent head coaching job for that matter he would have been out of Tuscaloosa in a…
As for Lane Kiffin being some kind of savior to the Alabama football program it was because of Kiffin’s offensive playcalling the Bama defense was placed in some very tough spots this past season which directly led to…
Alabama’s loss to Ole Miss
Alabama’s near loss to Arkansas which has SIX losses in 2014
Alabama’s near loss to LSU which had FIVE losses in 2014
Alabama’s loss to Ohio State in a game if Alabama had NEVER thrown a pass and run the ball on every play rotating their strong stable of running backs Bama would have beaten the Buckeyes to the pulp and won by two touchdowns plus….but then Lane Kiffin wouldn’t get any credit and Total Flunkies that don’t know their ass from the side of barn couldn’t then be claiming Lane Kiffin is doing something that any random bum off the street couldn’t do if he was handed Alabama’s massive amount of talent…which any random bum off the street could do by the way!
The TRUTH is that Alabama came very close to having FOUR losses in 2014 and the problems within the program that former Bama QB AJ McCarron pointed out heading out the door two seasons ago now have NOT gone away and have in our opinion only gotten worse with Kiffin’s arrival in Tuscaloosa.
Below is Alabama’s 2015 Football Schedule:
At Texas A&M
At Mississippi State
Let’s see here…with Alabama’s talent….FIVE straight No. 1 Recruiting Classes according to Rivals.com….
Bozo the Clown could win TEN Games coaching Alabama in 2015
….so can the combination of Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin win 11-plus games?
We shall all see together!
What does “DeflateGate” really mean…at least to us here at Coaches Hot Seat? Question…Why?
With New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft issuing a challenge to the NFL to prove in public what is reportedly being leaked in private and now saying most Patriot players believe the entire “Deflate” thing is a lot of “hogwash”….
Patriots Owner: Players not affected, Mike Reiss, ESPN.com
….the only question we have for whoever the Hell took the air out of those footballs is…
Why risk such embarrassment over such a trivial issue like a couple of less pounds in a football?
One thing that Bob Kraft, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady should make sure they are above is….
Any question at all in how they play the game…meaning playing the game of football within the rules
….and whatever the Hell happened with those football the REAL question is still there…
There is no logical answer to that question except to…
Gain An Advantage by Breaking the Rules
….which on this level of football in America brings us right back to…
We’ll answer that question this time….
Very Damn Stupid and Classless People that is Why….PERIOD.
In our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat of course.
Paul “Bear” Bryant and Chicken Salad
What was it Paul “Bear” Bryant said about recruiting?
“I’m known as a recruiter. Well you’ve got to have chicken to make chicken salad.”
Oh, that’s right and in our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat and the opinion of anyone that has a lick of common sense…
You’ve got to have the players to win football games
….and this time right now meaning actually 24/7 365 days a year for college football coaches is what their own future and the future of their football program is ALL about because again…
You’ve got to have the players to win football games
We have been working on a new way to rank College Football Head Coaches here at Coaches Hot Seat and this ranking compares…
Final Jeff Sagarin Rankings over the last FIVE seasons
Rivals.com Team Recruiting Rankings over the last FIVE seasons
…and what we are finding with the above analysis is that…
There are Head Coaches that OVERachieve relative to their recruiting classes
There are Head Coaches that UNDERachieve relative to their recruiting classes
There are Head Coaches CLOSELY match in the Final Rankings relative to their recruiting classes
…and once the above what we are calling…
Final Rankings to Recruiting Classes Head Coaches Ranking
….is completed we will post the new way to rank coaches at Coaches Hot Seat which will be mighty entertaining reading.
Here’s just a taste of this new ranking looking at Nick Saban and Alabama’s Final Sagarin Ratings and Rivals.com Team Recruiting Rankings over the last FIVE seasons:
Nick Saban, Alabama (2010 – 2014)
Jeff Sagarin Final Rankings
2010 = 5
2011 = 1
2012 = 1
2013 = 3
2014 = 3
Average Final Sagarin Ranking = 2.6
Rivals.com Team Recruiting Rankings
2010 = 5
2011 = 1
2012 = 1
2013 = 1
2014 = 1
Average Final Rivals.com Ranking = 1.8
Nick Saban’s Ratio to Final Rankings to Recruiting Rankings
Nick Saban UNDERachieved by a factor of -0.8 over the last FIVE seasons at Alabama!
What does the 2015 college football season hold for Nick Saban and his new sidekick Lane Kiffin who will be out of coaching in short order if Alabama loses THREE or more games in the 2015 season?
We are going with more UNDERachievemenet in 2015 for Nick Saban and Alabama based upon THREE things:
1. The problems that former Alabama QB AJ McCarron talked about within the Alabama football program when he was heading out the door after the 2013 season have not been fixed yet
2. Lane Kiffin is on campus at the University of Alabama
3. Nick Saban has lost his drive and fire to win championships
Oh, Nick Saban still would like to win another National Championship at Alabama especially under the new College Football Playoff but the fire that burned in Nick Saban for the past decade-plus to prove his doubters wrong and in some crazy way prove to his father what he could achieve have basically been met and when people reach their goals unless they set new and higher goals they lose the fire that burns within them that led to all their success in the first place.
Are we saying the Nick Saban dynasty is over at Alabama?
Only if Nick Saban wants it to be over and thus what happens to Alabama football in 2015 and beyond….at least as far in the future as Saban is the head football coach at Alabama….is still under the control of Nick Saban but if as the poet Robert Browning once wrote…
“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?”
…Saban’s reach no longer exceeds his grasp then…
The Nick Saban dynasty at Alabama is OVER….PERIOD.
Later this year a couple of Coaches Hot Seat Members will get the opportunity to see Nick Saban close-up and look into his eyes and they will report back then what they see in those eyes and what they hear on the ground…which also should be mighty Damn entertaining reading!
Coaches Hot Seat Regime Change in 2015
As we wrote about a few weeks back there will be Regime Change at Coaches Hot Seat in 2015…
A Little Over 8 Years After Coaches Hot Seat Began In A Bar in San Francisco Regime Change is Coming to Coaches Hot Seat in 2015 – Coaches Hot Seat Future Possibilities – Go Oregon Ducks and WIN the National Championship!, Coaches Hot Seat Blog, January 8, 2015
…and during the weekend of the NFL Conference Championship Game the principles of Coaches Hot Seat got together in San Francisco as we have done for over two decades now which predates Coaches Hot Seat by a decade-plus to discuss the future of this website and one conversation in particular was entertaining to the max between the “older” or as we like to say “more mature” members of Coaches Hot Seat and the “younger” or as we like to say “out of Freaking control” members of Coaches Hot Seat.
That conversation went like this….
Older Coaches Hot Seat Member: “OK, you guys (looking at a handful of younger Coaches Hot Seat members) have been bitching about the way this website has been run for a number of years now so why don’t you tell us why we shouldn’t just sell Coaches Hot Seat to one of the people/companies that have made an offer on it and be done with the whole thing.”
Younger Coaches Hot Seat Member: “Sell Coaches Hot Seat? Outrageous! Hell, we can do a Helluva lot better job on Coaches Hot Seat than you sorry Bastards and we should be given the right to keep the website in the family so to speak.”
Older Coaches Hot Seat Member: “Run the Coaches Hot Seat website a Helluva lot better….how?”
Younger Coaches Hot Seat Member: “Well, first of all the website is shit.”
Older Coaches Hot Seat Member: “Really?”
Younger Coaches Hot Seat Member: “Yes. You are running the main website on some old piece of Crap software program and the Coaches Hot Seat Blog platform template is a disgrace as well.”
Older Coaches Hot Seat Member: “So you are saying you would bring the website up to modern day standards if you younger guys were running it?”
Younger Coaches Hot Seat Member: “How about first we bring the website into this century then we can bring it up to modern day standards!”
Older Coaches Hot Seat Member (to no one in particular): “How the Hell did this guy not get black-balled?”
Younger Coaches Hot Seat Member: “Don’t you remember…you are the one that sponsored me to join this club of old farts!”
Older Coaches Hot Seat Member: “That’s right…but only because you were a very good golfer and I needed a partner to win the annual golf tournament at Lake Tahoe!”
Younger Coaches Hot Seat Member: “And win that tournament we did…four years in a row now! There is another problem with the Coaches Hot Seat website that all the younger guys agree on that needs to be fixed as well.”
Older Coaches Hot Seat Member: “Yes, what is that?”
Younger Coaches Hot Seat Member: “To be frank…you older guys have been way too Damn easy on these college and NFL head coaches.”
Older Coaches Hot Seat Member: “The Hell you say! Maybe you should ask around because we aren’t exactly getting Christmas cards from any of these coaches and Hell some of their wives would probably kill us with their bare hands if they could get their hands on us!”
Younger Coaches Hot Seat Member: “Yea I know one coach’s wife in particular that would burn this house we are in down if she knew we were meeting here if she had matches and lighter fluid handy!
Older Coaches Hot Seat Member: “Tell me about it. That was a close call in Auburn a couple of years back for several of us that were talking to the wrong people at a tailgate party that weren’t exactly thrilled with Coaches Hot Seat!”
Explosion of laughter in the room
Younger Coaches Hot Seat Member: “Here we go with the war stories again. Seriously now…we just think that you older guys have been way too Damn soft on the Hot Seat college and NFL head coaches and if we get to run this website we are going to do two things. We are first going to bring the Coaches Hot Seat website into the 21 st Century and second we are going to REALLY start lighting up the asses of these Hot Seat coaches and crybabies like Art Briles that loves his cupcakes and loves to cry like a baby when he doesn’t get his way!”
Older Coaches Hot Seat Member: “Hell, everyone already knows Art Briles is a crybaby! OK, we will take those things under advisement and let everyone know what direction we are going a week or so after the Super Bowl. OK? Good. Now let’s forget about all this Coaches Hot Seat shit and watch some NFL football.”
What does the future hold for Coaches Hot Seat in this year of Regime Change?
We don’t know yet but for Damn sure the Older Members of Coaches Hot Seat have been laughing a lot as they think about the possibility of the Younger Members of Coaches Hot Seat taking over things and being…
TOUGHER on the Hot Seat College and NFL Head Coaches!
Oh, that promises to be Mighty Damn Entertaining!
Sons of Liberty on the History Channel
As we approach the 240 th Anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord in April 1775 which were the first battles of the American Revolutionary War between American and British soldiers all of us here at Coaches Hot Seat were thrilled this week to watch…
Sons of Liberty on the History Channel
….with our wives and old enough kids as the American colonists created what would become the American Republic.
We really cannot say enough good things about the three-part Sons of Liberty television program mostly because many of us have studied American history our entire lives and Sons of Liberty is an incredibly accurate portrayal of the events of 1775 – 1776 in Boston and Philadelphia in the run-up to the beginning of the American Revolutionary War.
Below is a few Sons of Liberty promo videos and we encourage every American to watch the entire three-part series when it comes on the History Channel again or you can watch the entire series online at the History Channel website HERE = Sons of Liberty: