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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, September 19, 2014 – Bobby Bowden

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, September 19, 2014 – Bobby Bowden

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“He doesn’t know the meaning of the word fear, but then again he doesn’t know the meaning of most words.”

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“Discipline to me is sacrifice; it’s willingness to give up something you want to do, so you can better yourself.”

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“I learned a long time ago that you don’t have to go around using bad language and trying to hurt people to show how macho you are. That stuff won’t get you anywhere, it just shows lack of vocabulary and character.”

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“The greatest mistake is to continue to practice a mistake.”

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“I wasn’t afraid of nothing. I was concerned that our opponents. Just picture now. We’re trying to recruit this kid out of Tampa. OK, I go down and see him. An opponent coach comes there and says, ‘Hey, you don’t want to go to Florida State. Bobby Bowden’s got cancer. He’s 77 years old, he’s not going to be alive next year.”

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“If short hair and good manners won football games, Army and Navy would play for the national championship every year.”

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“Somehow, I went from being too young, to being too old. Somewhere in there I must have been just right.”

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“Son, you’ve got a good engine, but your hands aren’t on the steering wheel.”

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“I am not happy with moral victories. Those things are forgotten.”

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“I’ve always said it takes more courage to stand back there and throw a ball knowing you’re fixing to get drilled than anything I can think of in football.”

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“To have the kind of year you want to have, something has to happen that you can’t explain why it happened. Something has to happen that you can’t coach.”

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“If somebody mistreats you, treat ‘em good. That kills ‘em.”

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“I guess I’ll retire someday if I live that long.”

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“He who gets the best players usually wins.”

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“Don’t go to the grave with life unused.”

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“There’s only about 6 inches that turns that halo into a noose.”

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“But he played Miami. (Bowden on what they might chisel on his headstone)”

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“You want to know what a real test of faith is? That’s when you go to church and reach into your pocket and all you’ve got is a $20 bill.”

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“They look so good to me. I’m amazed they’re not on strike.” Bobby Bowden on Florida State losing to the University of Miami during the NFL strike

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“The Good Lord might not want to take me, but He might be after the pilot.” Bobby Bowden, on his fear of small planes

Wikipedia: Bobby Bowden

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, September 18, 2014 – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, September 18, 2014 – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.”

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“Be sincere; be brief; be seated.”

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“Confidence… thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.”

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“I do not look upon these United States as a finished product. We are still in the making.”

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“I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people.”

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“I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.”

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“In our seeking for economic and political progress, we all go up – or else we all go down.”

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“It is the duty of the President to propose and it is the privilege of the Congress to dispose.”

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“It isn’t sufficient just to want – you’ve got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.”

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“Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.”

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“Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.”

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“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.”

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“Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.”

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“Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly, and try another. But by all means, try something.”

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“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.”

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“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

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“The overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities a sense of humor and a sense of proportion.”

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“The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.”

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“The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written.”

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“There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.”

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“There is nothing I love as much as a good fight.”

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“We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.”

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“This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly. Nor need we shrink from honestly facing conditions in our country today. This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory.” First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1933

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“Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”

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“The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson — and I am not wholly excepting the Administration of W. W. The country is going through a repetition of Jackson’s fight with the Bank of the United States — only on a far bigger and broader basis.” Letter to Col. Edward Mandell House, 21 November 1933

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“Yes, we are on the way back — not by mere chance, not by a turn of the cycle. We are coming back more soundly than ever before because we planned it that way, and don’t let anybody tell you differently.” Speech at the Citadel, 23 October 1935

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“In the future days which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.

The first is freedom of speech and expression — everywhere in the world.

The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way — everywhere in the world.

The third is freedom from want, which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants — everywhere in the world.

The fourth is freedom from fear, which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor — anywhere in the world.

That is no vision of a distant millennium. It is a definite basis for a kind of world attainable in our own time and generation.”
The Four Freedoms Speech, January 6, 1941

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“We must scrupulously guard the civil rights and civil liberties of all our citizens, whatever their background. We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.”
Greeting to the American Committee for the Protection of the Foreign Born, Washington, D.C., 9 January 1940

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“There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.” Speech to the Democratic National Convention, 1936

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“We do not see faith, hope, and charity as unattainable ideals, but we use them as stout supports of a nation fighting the fight for freedom in a modern civilization.” Speech to the Democratic National Convention, 1936

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“Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

The United States was at peace with that nation, and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.

It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time the Japanese Government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

As Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense, that always will our whole nation remember the character of the onslaught against us. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people, in their righteous might, will win through to absolute victory.

Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger. With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God.

I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire.” Response to the attack on Pearl Harbor, 1941

Wikipedia: Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Emergency Re-Ranking of Coaches Hot Seat Ranking – Jimbo Fisher Now on the Hot Seat As He Like Roger Goodell Seems To Be Doing Everything In His Power to Destroy the Great Game of Football In America – What A Disgrace Florida State University Is to the American Republic

We here at Coaches Hot Seat are sick and tired of very sorry Damn people in “leadership” positions in the Great Game of Football in America doing very Damn stupid things that are doing great damage to the game football and the latest Idiot in a “leadership” position in the game of football in our country is a college football head coach who just rose to the top of the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings in our second ever “Emergency Coaches Hot Seat Re-Ranking” in our history with Bobby Petrino flying up the CHS Rankings a few years ago after his blonde on the back of his motorcycle accident and that college head coach now on the Hot Seat is…

Jimbo Fisher

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A half-game suspension for doing THIS Jimbo Fisher…..REALLY?

YOU are a Destroyer of the Great Game of Football in America Jimbo Fisher because you should have tossed the Very Damn Sorry Jameis Winston to the curb long ago and back to his parents who in our opinion did a very Damn sorry job in raising Winston and even worse it seems that Jimbo Fisher has done NOTHING to impact Winston in a positive way and Winston’s latest behavior only proves that TRUTH….in our opinion of course.

Jimbo Fisher = Hot Seat Coach AND Destroyer of the Great Game of Football in America just as Roger Goodell is a Destroyer of the Great Game of Football in America.

How proud you two Idiots must be!

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Forget the Sorry Jameis Winston YOU are a Complete Disgrace Jimbo Fisher!

We never pull for a Hot Seat coach to lose a football game BUT we are now pulling very Damn hard for the Clemson Tigers to roll into Tallahassee on Saturday and BEAT the Very Damn Sorry Jimbo Fisher and the Very Damn Sorry Jameis Winston who should have been…..

Tossed Out of Florida State University BEFORE this latest incident but certainly Winston should be tossed off the FSU campus after this latest BS incident!

….but then FSU seems to be run by Very Damn Sorry People as well who seemingly have no Damn respect for their university or even their students.

Welcome to the Hot Seat Jimbo Fisher and if there is a way we can help to run your Sorry and Gutless Ass out of the game of football it will make us very Damn happy because it has become clear to us that Jimbo Fisher….like Roger Goodell….poses a Clear and Present Danger to the future success of football in the American Republic.

Go Clemson Tigers!

Whip those Sorry Damn People in Tallahassee at FSU!

The NFL and the Coming Shit-Storm – The Coaches Hot Seat FIVE Most Intriguing Things in College Football in Week 4

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There is a Helluva lot the blowhards here at Coaches Hot Seat could write about the NFL owner and executive Idiots and the current Adrian Peterson saga right now but knowing full well that our wives are doing more damage to the NFL with their phone calls than even the NFL and Roger Goodell have done to themselves over the past several months with a series of decisions that together are some of the stupidest decisions made by any group of humans in the history of Earth….and also doing a Helluva lot of damage to the Great Game of Football in America in the process….we will leave the NFL and Roger Goodell with what is their worst nightmare and that is something we heard one of our wives saying on the phone to someone that runs a company that spends a Helluva lot of money sponsoring and advertising with the NFL:

“You either support a sports league that employs a man that gave a 2 game suspension to a football player who beat and knocked-out a woman or you don’t….so which is it? Do you support a man that protects other men that beat on and knock-out women or not? Your choice but make sure you choose carefully because your customers need to know and will know if you stand with or don’t stand with a man that protects other men that beat-on and knock-out women or not.”

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Memo to the NFL Owners and Roger “BEAT A Woman and Get A 2 Game Suspension” Goodell:  You have pissed off the wrong Damn people this time….our wives and lots of other women…..who before they left the workplace to raise our children worked at companies and in places that truly should scare the Holy Crap out of the collective group of Complete Morons that now own and run the NFL. You asked for this attack on your power and money you NFL Complete Morons with your own Damn stupidity and guess what….you are going to get it in spades.

As for Adrian Peterson with news breaking late on Tuesday night – Wednesday morning that Peterson has been suspended from all team activities until his legal issues are resolved we can only say our opinion as always which in the case of Peterson is….

People often say “spare the rod spoil the child” and with Adrian Peterson admitting he was beat and whipped terribly as a child we can only write what we are thinking….just look at what kind of animal….not a human being for sure….that Peterson has become which in our opinion flows straight from the beatings and whippings he took as a child and for anyone out there that might suggest the members of Coaches Hot Seat are not tough on and discipline the Hell out of our children when necessary it is OUR children who are acting right in class, saying “Yes Sir and Yes Ma’am”, who respect adults and old people, and for Damn sure better care a Helluva lot about the world they live in and their place in it because there are Helluva lot of Americans that have fought and died to give them the opportunity to live in this incredible country of ours and for Damn sure they know that TRUTH from a very young age.

What Adrian Peterson did to his son is the behavior of ANIMAL not the behavior of a human being…..in our opinion…..and if Peterson is convicted of child abuse he should never play another down of football in his life but then we actually give a Damn about the Great Game of Football in America and hoping it is not completely destroyed by Idiots like Peterson, Rice, Hardy, and Goodell who seem to be working overtime to do whatever they can to tarnish the word “football” and to make Damn sure that a generation from now football will no longer be played in our country.

Please, can someone explain to us why Roger Goodell is still employed by the NFL?

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Keep your toady Roger Goodell if you like NFL owners but be prepared for a shit-storm of unimaginable power to hit your sorry asses right where it counts….no not in the balls…..but in your wallets and no doubt with Sorry Ass Billionaires that were STUPID and GREEDY enough to put Bogus Replacement Referees on the field just a couple of years ago to save a few Million Dollars when they are making Billions of Dollars when the Bastards’ wallets start to get hit the Sorry Ass Billionaires will begin singing a completely different tune at a very Damn high pitch begging for forgiveness.

Strap yourselves in you Sorry Ass NFL Billionaire Team Owners….the Shit-Storm hasn’t even arrived yet.

 

 

The Coaches Hot Seat FIVE Most Intriguing Things in College Football in Week 4

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1.  Auburn at Kansas State on Thursday night – Consider this for a moment…

Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn was the offensive coordinator at Tulsa in the 2008 season and here we are 6 years later and Gus Malzahn has been a head coach for three seasons at Arkansas State (1 season) and Auburn (2 seasons) and he has put up an overall win/loss record of…

23 – 5 (.821)

…which places Malzahn 7 th on our latest Winningest Active Coaches in Major College Football.

Can Gus Malzahn keep the Auburn train rolling on Thursday night in Manhattan, Kansas against an always tough Kansas State team?

We wouldn’t bet against Gus Malzahn at this point and you probably shouldn’t either!

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2.  Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech – What exactly is going on with Paul Johnson at Georgia Tech?

Since Georgia Tech won the ACC title under Paul Johnson in 2009 the Yellow Jackets have put up a win/loss record of….

31 – 25 (.554)

…which is a Helluva far cry from the….

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….winning percentage that Johnson put up coaching at Georgia Southern and Navy before taking over the Tech job in 2008.

Yes….what exactly is going on with Paul Johnson at Georgia Tech?

Well if our Georgia Tech-alum friends in Atlanta can be believed and we believe they are like most Tech folks who are as reliable as the Sun coming up in the East each morning those Georgia Tech-alum friends of ours have told us in recent days that….

“Save winning ACC Coastal Division this season Paul Johnson is gone come December.”

Uhhh….that would make this Saturday’s game at Virginia Tech pretty Damn BIG for Damn sure!

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3.  Iowa at Pittsburgh – If you think Paul Johnson is underachieving at Georgia Tech consider this for a moment….

The 78 th Winningest Coach in Major College Football makes….

$4 Million Dollars A Year!

YES….the 78 th Winningest Coach in Major College Football is none other than Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz who has posted a “stellar” winning percentage of…

.579

….in 16 seasons at Iowa and Ferentz’s last Big Ten Championship title was a tie for the Big Ten title in….

2004!

Oh it gets “better”….in the last five seasons Kirk Ferentz has posted a win/loss record at Iowa of….

29 – 25 (.537)

….and a Big Ten Conference win/loss record of….

11 – 17 (.393)

$4 Million Dollars a year FOR THAT?

Really Iowa?

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Memo to the Folks that run the University of Iowa: Captain Kangaroo could have achieved what Kirk Ferentz has done over the past five seasons at Iowa and Captain Kangaroo would have worked for $50,000 a year while doing just that!

Total Savings if Iowa had Captain Kangaroo as their head football coach over the past five seasons:

$19.75 Million Dollars!

Can the Soft as Marshmallow over an Open Fire Iowa Football team beat Pitt on the road Saturday?

What do you think?

4. Hawaii at Colorado – In a match-up of Hot Seat head coaches in Hawaii’s Norm Chow and Colorado’s Mike MacIntyre something has got to give and we have to think the Pac-12 team in Colorado will get the win here but really neither head coach can afford another loss and we hate to see either of these head coaches in Chow and MacIntyre on the Hot Seat but such is the nature of life as our science professors in college used to tell us….

The Damn Nature of Life!

Coach ‘em up Norm and Mike!

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5. Florida at Alabama – Watching the press conferences this week of Will Muschamp and Nick Saban it was easy to see that neither coach relishes coaching against each other since Muschamp and Saban go back to Saban’s early days at LSU which saw the rise of Will Muschamp from defensive coordinator at Valdosta State which started with a chance meeting of Muschamp and Saban in Atlanta (at the Georgia Dome for a high school football game…is that right Will and Nick?) to one of Saban’s top assistant coaches at LSU and with the Miami Dolphins.

Nick Saban is not a coach to run-up the score on any coach or team but in this situation if things do get out of hand between the Gators and Tide we fully expect Saban to pull in the reins pretty quickly and keep the difference in the game as close as possible to try and lessen the heat on his good friend Will Muschamp BUT if Florida has a chance to beat Alabama in the second-half of Saturday’s game Nick Saban better watch the Hell out because Will Muschamp will in our opinion put the hammer down and whip the Tide with gusto because his job, his livelihood, and his coaching future is at stake and what do they say about not cornering a desperate animal?

Watch out Nick you will have a desperate coach across the field from you on Saturday!

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Memo to Will Muschamp: Not that you need to listen to any of the advice from the know-it-alls here at Coaches Hot Seat but many years before the legendary Gene “Bebes” Stallings was the head football coach at the Alabama Crimson Tide a couple of Coaches Hot Seat members found themselves in a room with Coach Stallings in Dallas, Texas and another coach asked Stallings about “the one thing that can most impact a football game” and Coach Stallings response was….

“Putting pressure on the quarterback.”

Remember that 1993 Sugar Bowl when the always entertaining Gino Torretta was pressured constantly and put on his back several times?

There’s one Damn sure way Florida can beat Alabama and those inexperienced Bama QBs on Saturday in Tuscaloosa…..

Pressure constantly and put the Alabama quarterback or quarterbacks on their BACKS!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, September 17, 2014 – Chester William Nimitz

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, September 17, 2014 – Chester William Nimitz

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“I do believe we are going to have a major war, with Japan and Germany, and that the war is going to start by a very serious surprise attack and defeat of U.S. armed forces, and that there is going to be a major revulsion on the part of the political power in Washington against all those in command at sea, and they are going to be thrown out, though it won’t be their fault necessarily. And I wish to be in a position of sufficient prominence so that I will then be considered as one to be sent to sea, because that appears to be the route.” On his expectations of war, and that he would someday become the Chief of Naval Operations, in a conversation during the mid 1930s with his son, Chester W. Nimitz, Jr.

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“A ship is always referred to as “she” because it costs so much to keep her in paint and powder.”

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“Through the skill and devotion to duty of their armed forces of all branches in the Midway area our citizens can now rejoice that a momentous victory is in the making.”
After the Battle of Midway, CINCPAC Communiqué No. 3, June 6, 1942

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“Is the proposed operation likely to succeed?
What might be the consequences of failure?
Is it in the realm of practicability in terms of material and supplies?”
“Three favorite rules of thumb” Nimitz had printed on a card he kept on his desk

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“They fought together as brothers in arms; they died together and now they sleep side by side…To them, we have a solemn obligation — the obligation to ensure that their sacrifice will help make this a better and safer world in which to live.” Of those who died in the war in the Pacific, after ceremonies in Tokyo Bay accepting the official surrender of Japan, September 2, 1945

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“The U.S.’s major strength factor and weapon is its economy. If you cripple it, you cripple the military.” As quoted in “According to Plan” in TIME magazine, March 13, 1950

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“That is not to say that we can relax our readiness to defend ourselves. Our armament must be adequate to the needs, but our faith is not primarily in these machines of defense but in ourselves.” Speech at the University of California, Berkeley, March 22, 1950

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“God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.”

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“Sir Walter Raleigh declared in the early 17th century that “whoever commands the sea, commands the trade; whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world, and consequently the world itself.” This principle is as true today as when uttered, and its effect will continue as long as ships traverse the seas.” Employment of Naval Forces, 1948

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“The final objective in war is the destruction of the enemy’s capacity and will to fight, and thereby force him to accept the imposition of the victor’s will.”

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“The qualities of the Nimitz character were apparent in his face, in his career, and in his heritage; combined these factors made him precisely the man he was and placed him in this particular situation at this moment in history. … He was not a cold man, or a bad tempered man — quite the contrary — to the world he presented a figure of almost total complacency; he seldom lost his temper or raised his voice. … It could be said that King was a driver who knew how to lead; it could also be said that Nimitz was a leader who conquered any personal urge to drive, and achieved his ends more by persuasion and inspiration to men under his command.” Edwin Palmer Hoyt in How They Won the War in the Pacific : Nimitz and His Admirals (2000), p. 28 – 29

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“On April 13, 1943, Allied radio intelligence intercepted a message carrying the travel itinerary of Admiral Yamamoto. The detail in the message listed flight and ground schedules and included what type of fighter escort would be provided. Major Red Lasswell of FRUPAC broke the coded message. The decision of what to do with the information was left to Admiral Nimitz. Nimitz consulted Layton as to what the ramifications would be if Yamamoto were removed. They considered that he might be replaced with a better commander, and Nimitz felt familiar with Yamamoto as his opponent. Layton felt nobody could adequately replace Yamamoto, and based on this opinion Nimitz gave Admiral Halsey the authority to carry out the intercept of Yamamoto’s aircraft. On 18 April, a flight of P-38 fighters with specially selected pilots and equipped with long-range fuel tanks shot down Yamamoto’s aircraft, killing one of Japan’s top naval leaders.” Ricky J. Nussio, in Sherman and Nimitz: Executing Modern Information Operations (2001)

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“He surrounded himself with the ablest men he could find and sought their advice, but he made his own decisions. He was a keen strategist who never forgot that he was dealing with human beings, on both sides of the conflict. He was aggressive in war without hate, audacious while never failing to weigh the risks.” E. B. Potter, Naval historian at the US Naval Academy, quoted on the cover jacket of his book Nimitz (1976)

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“Of the Marines on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue.”

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“He brought to his new job a number of advantages, including experience, a detailed knowledge of his brother officers, and a sense of inner balance and calm that steadied those around him. He had the ability to pick able subordinates and the courage to let them do their jobs without interference. He molded such disparate personalities as the quiet, introspective Raymond A. Spruance and the ebullient, aggressive William F. Halsey, Jr. into an effective team.” Robert William Love, on the rise of Nimitz to CINCPAC in The Chiefs of Naval Operations

Wikipedia: Chester William Nimitz

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, September 16, 2014 – Walt Disney

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, September 16, 2014 – Walt Disney

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“A man should never neglect his family for business.”

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“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”

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“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”

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“Disneyland is a work of love. We didn’t go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.”

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“I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.”

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“I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it.”

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“I’d say it’s been my biggest problem all my life… it’s money. It takes a lot of money to make these dreams come true.”

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“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

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“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”

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“Laughter is America’s most important export.”

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“Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.”

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“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

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“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

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“When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.”

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“When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.”

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“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”

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“You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”

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“You reach a point where you don’t work for money.”

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“Over at our place, we’re sure of just one thing: everybody in the world was once a child. So in planning a new picture, we don’t think of grown-ups, and we don’t think of children, but just of that fine, clean, unspoiled spot down deep in every one of us that maybe the world has made us forget and that maybe our pictures can help recall.”

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“Once a man has tasted freedom he will never be content to be a slave. That is why I believe that this frightfulness we see everywhere today is only temporary. Tomorrow will be better for as long as America keeps alive the ideals of freedom and a better life. All men will want to be free and share our way of life. There must be so much that I should have said, but haven’t. What I will say now is just what most of us are probably thinking every day. I thank God and America for the right to live and raise my family under the flag of tolerance, democracy and freedom.” Radio Address, March 1941

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“I suppose my formula might be: dream, diversify and never miss an angle.”

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“A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.”

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“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island and at the bottom of the Spanish Main… and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.”

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“I could never convince the financiers that Disneyland was feasible, because dreams offer too little collateral.”

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“Courage is the main quality of leadership, in my opinion, no matter where it is exercised. Usually it implies some risk — especially in new undertakings. Courage to initiate something and to keep it going, pioneering and adventurous spirit to blaze new ways, often, in our land of opportunity.”

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“I do not make films primarily for children. I make them for the child in all of us, whether we be six or sixty. Call the child “innocence”. The worst of us is not without innocence, although buried deeply it might be. In my work I try to reach and speak to that innocence, showing it the fun and joy of living; showing it that laughter is healthy; showing it that the human species, although happily ridiculous at times, is still reaching for the stars.”

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“When I started on Disneyland, my wife used to say, “But why do you want to build an amusement park? They’re so dirty.” I told her that was just the point — mine wouldn’t be.”

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“Every person has his own ideas of the act of praying for God’s guidance, tolerance, and mercy to fulfill his duties and responsibilities. My own concept of prayer is not as a plea for special favors nor as a quick palliation for wrongs knowingly committed. A prayer, it seems to me, implies a promise as well as a request; at the highest level, prayer not only is a supplication for strength and guidance, but also becomes an affirmation of life and thus a reverent praise of God.”

And

“I have long felt that the way to keep children out of trouble is to keep them interested in things. Lecturing to children is no answer to delinquency. Preaching won’t keep youngsters out of trouble, but keeping their minds occupied will.”

And

“Actually, if you could see close in my eyes, the American flag is waving in both of them and up my spine is growing this red, white and blue stripe.”

And

“That’s the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They forget. They don’t remember what it’s like to be twelve years old. They patronize; they treat children as inferiors. I won’t do that. I’ll temper a story, yes. But I won’t play down, and I won’t patronize.”

And

“To the youngsters of today, I say believe in the future, the world is getting better; there still is plenty of opportunity. Why, would you believe it, when I was a kid I thought it was already too late for me to make good at anything.”

And

“Leadership means that a group, large or small, is willing to entrust authority to a person who has shown judgement, wisdom, personal appeal, and proven competence.”

And

“Do a good job. You don’t have to worry about the money; it will take care of itself. Just do your best work — then try to trump it.”

And

“I believe firmly in the efficacy of religion, in its powerful influence on a person’s whole life. It helps immeasurably to meet the storms and stress of life and keep you attuned to the Divine inspiration. Without inspiration, we would perish.”

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We Don’t Pull Against Coaches and Teams Here At Coaches Hot Seat BUT the San Francisco 49ers Pitiful Loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday Night Was Rather Damn Entertaining! – Come the Destroyers of the Great Game of Football In America AND They Are the Very Damn People that Play and Lord Over the Game….Yes These Are First-Class-Idiots! – The Post Week 3 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – Tell These Hot Seat Coaches the Ugly Truth Johnny Cash!

The members of Coaches Hot Seat rarely pull against coaches and teams in any sport BUT last night we couldn’t help but laugh and be happy for the Chicago Bears coming back to beat Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers which is a team we grew up pulling for and which is a team today that there is no amount of money on this Earth we would take to cheer for again.

Very simply….in our opinion….

Jim Harbaugh is a Pompous Arrogant Ass that believes he is God’s Gift to the Earth who has a team filled with way Damn to many Sorry Excuses for Human Beings that also believe they are God’s Gift to the Earth.

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Ditto for San Francisco 49ers “owner” Jed York who in our opinion would be…

Shoveling Shit in West Texas

….if his last name was Smith instead of York as is the case with George W. Bush as well…..in our opinion of course!

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As one Coaches Hot Seat member said at the end of the Bears – 49ers game…

“What a Damn shame that the Sorry Bastard (Jimmy Harbaugh) and his team lost! Cold beer for everyone!”

With that pitiful and disgraceful loss with the 49ers basically giving the game away to the Chicago Bears it was in retrospect the PERFECT way to open Levi’s Stadium which is also a place where there is no amount of money on this Earth that someone could pay us to set foot inside!

YES you can take Levi’s Stadium Jed York and Stuff It Where the Sun Doesn’t Shine and the Sun does shine in West Texas which is where you would be shoveling shit if your last name wasn’t York…in our humble opinion of course!

Hell, the San Francisco 49ers organization which is owned and run by some Very Damn Sorry People fits right into the NFL which is also owned and run by some Very Damn Sorry People with the Chief Dunce in Roger Goodell being right at the top of that list of Very Damn Sorry People…..in our opinion of course!

Remember that movie Disclosure Roger Goodell when the main character played by Michael Douglas kept thinking that the “problem” was fixed but more and more problems kept coming up that were further undermining his career?

Guess what Roger Goodell and the NFL…..IT’S NOT OVER.

Strap yourself in boys that own all these NFL teams and in the NFL executive offices that believe like Jim Harbaugh that you are God’s Gift to the Earth….in our opinion of course…because the worst is still ahead of you and your recent words will only bury you and the league even more.

YES….as people that grew up watching, then playing, and now again watching the Great Game of Football you would be right if you believe that we are…

Very Damn Pissed-Off

….that a handful of Very Damn Sorry Excuses for Human Beings both playing football and in executive positions in football have done such huge damage to the Great Game of Football in America.

IT’S NOT OVER you Idiots but then these NFL Idiots will rightly deserve all they get in the end as they do it seems everything in their power to destroy the Great Game of Football in America.

In a nation increasingly filled with Candy Ass Men the Great Game of Football in our country was one of the few things left that actually still builds tough and disciplined men especially since so few Americans serve in the US Military and here we have Sorry Damn Excuses for Human Beings like Roger Goodell undermining the Great Game of Football in America and almost as if they are doing it deliberately….hmmmm…now that is something to give some more thought to.

 

Post Week 3 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

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Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

They don’t want to hear the TRUTH Johnny Cash but tell these Hot Seat Coaches the TRUTH anyway!

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1.  Charlie Weis, Kansas – If you didn’t think that America was a Helluva country consider this reality:

In the last decade Charlie Weis has been paid something north of…

$20 Million Dollars

….to coach the football teams at Notre Dame and Kansas and Weis has put-up an overall win/loss record of….

40 – 48

….in making that $20-plus Million Dollars!

You just have to LOVE America!

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With the loss to Duke on Saturday Charlie Weis’s record at Kansas in three seasons fell to…

5 – 21

…..which if our math is right is somewhere north of….

$1 Million Dollars

….PER WIN that the Real Men and Women of Genius at KU have paid Weis but what is a few million dollars in this age of big TV contracts and does it really matter if Kansas football posts a winning record or not?

NOT REALLY!

Central Michigan is up next for Charlie Weis and Kansas and CMU already has a win over Big Ten Conference member Purdue but is beating Purdue in 2014 really saying anything?

NOT REALLY!

Whatever….the Charlie Weis Multi-Million Dollar Payday Train continues to roll on and we have a insider’s bet here at Coaches Hot Seat on what Idiot will hire Charlie Weis next with our guesses narrowed down to three or four Idiots and you Idiots know who you are!

2.  Ron Turner, Florida International – Ron Turner’s FIU team had Pitt on the ropes for some of their game on Saturday BUT in the end FIU racked-up another loss and Ron Turner’s record at FIU in two seasons is….

2 – 13

Ron Turner is a nice guy who had a stint as the QBs coach at Stanford but please can someone please tell us why Ron Turner is the head football coach at FIU?

Crickets….meaning it is very Damn quiet!

Up next for FIU…..Louisville!

Good Luck Ron!

3.  Darrell Hazell, Purdue – With Purdue’s 30 – 14 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday the Boilermakers have put up a record over the last two seasons under Darrell Hazell of….

2 – 13

…and if Purdue is going to get a second win in 2014 it will probably be this coming Saturday against….

Southern Illinois!

Well….Purdue just might be able to beat Iowa in Week 5 also!

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4.  Will Muschamp, Florida – We are not going to say we have the ability to discern what goes through the mind of Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley BUT a few Coaches Hot Seat members got to meet and spend some time around Foley while serving in the US Navy in Jacksonville just before and just after Foley become AD at Florida in 1992 and we have no doubt that at the end of the Kentucky – Florida game on Saturday night something like this was going through Jeremy Foley’s head:

“If Florida loses to Kentucky tonight with road games at Alabama and Tennessee up next, then home games against LSU and Missouri, and then a game against Georgia in Jacksonville this Gators team could be 1 – 6 when the Sun goes down on November 1.”

Right Jeremy?

It’s IMPOSSIBLE to overstate how BIG Florida beating Kentucky was on Saturday night because a loss to the Wildcats by a coach at Kentucky in second season on the job to a Florida coach in his fourth season on the job….a loss at home in Gainesville to boot….would have been nothing short of a….

Complete Freaking Disaster

….and with us believing that we know how Jeremy Foley thinks that very set of facts must be turning over in Foley’s head right now as he considers the current state of Florida football which is mediocre at best and a borderline Complete Freaking Disaster at worst!

We talked to a couple of our Florida-alum friends in the Jacksonville area on Sunday and they both said that a loss to Kentucky would have effectively ended Muschamp’s coaching career at Florida barring the Gators coming back to win the SEC East at a minimum and those two UF-alums now believe that anything short of the Gators winning the SEC East in 2014 will also end Muschamp’s head coaching career at Florida and with that in mind we certainly wish Will Muschamp….

Good Luck in playing Alabama in Tuscaloosa on Saturday!

Check-out Florida’s remaining very tough schedule:

at Alabama
at Tennessee
LSU
Missouri
Georgia (Jacksonville)
at Vanderbilt
South Carolina
E. Kentucky
at Florida State

OK…let’s give Muschamp and the Gators wins over Vanderbilt and Eastern Kentucky which raises Florida’s record to 4 – 0 how many more wins will Muschamp need out of the remaining 7 games? 5 more games…minimum!

More than likely Will Muschamp will have to win…

9 Games

…including beating Georgia to return to coach the Gators in 2015.

Coach ‘em up Will and Good Luck against Bama!

5.  Paul Petrino, Idaho – In two seasons at Idaho Paul Petrino’s record is now…

1 – 13

…and even though Paul is coaching in an almost impossible job at Idaho we know that Paul Petrino can do better so DO BETTER PAUL!

Up next for Paul Petrino and Idaho….at Ohio!

Coach ‘em up Paul!

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6.  Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech – Talk about a close call Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson was one ill-timed fumble by Georgia Southern from being….

Dead Coach Walking

….right now because a loss to Georgia Southern at home on Saturday would have been the “End of the End” for Paul Johnson with the Yellow Jackets and even that close win over Georgia Southern did tremendous damage to Johnson’s standing among the Tech-alums we know in the Atlanta area.

Up next for Georgia Tech….at Virginia Tech!

Keep your head up Paul Johnson…maybe the half-ass Virginia Tech team that barely even showed-up to play against East Carolina will show-up to play your Yellow Jackets on Saturday in Blacksburg!

What’s it going to be Frank Beamer?

Is your team going to show-up this week to play against Georgia Tech?

HELL…..Frank Beamer can’t even answer that question!

Of course….Ohio State could just be a very Damn mediocre football team and Virginia Tech could just be a mediocre team that beat another mediocre team in Ohio State two weeks ago and that same mediocre team just got its’ ass whipped by East Carolina on Saturday!

7.  Kevin Wilson, Indiana – Really Kevin Wilson? In your FOURTH season as the head coach at Indiana your Hoosiers lose to Bowling Green?

Really Kevin Wilson?

More than likely Kevin Wilson will need to get the Hoosiers to SIX wins in 2014 to return to coach IU in 2015 and with these games left still to play….

at Missouri
Maryland
North Texas
at Iowa
Michigan State
at Michigan
Penn State
at Rutgers
at Ohio State
Purdue

….if you can find FIVE more wins on Indiana’s schedule then you can see a Helluva lot better than us!

Good Luck Kevin Wilson!

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8.  Tim Beckman, Illinois – With the Illini’s 44 – 19 loss to Washington on Saturday Tim Beckman’s three year record at Illinois fell to…

8 – 19

….which includes only ONE win in Big Ten Conference play (over a pitiful Purdue last season) and if Tim Beckman is going to coach the Illini in 2015 he will need “several” Big Ten Conference wins in 2014 which begins in two weeks with a game at Nebraska after what is a MUST WIN game against Texas State on Saturday.

Coach ‘em up Tim!

9.  Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia – OK…OK West Virginia is a lot better football team in 2014 than they were in 2013 but let’s not get carried away now about WVU beating Maryland because the Terps had a tough time putting away a hapless South Florida team in Week 2 BUT a WIN is a WIN and a WIN drops Dana Holgorsen down the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings….a LITTLE BIT!

Up next for Dana Holgorsen and West Virginia….Oklahoma!

Looks like you will be going back up the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings soon Dana!

Coach ‘em up Dana!

10.  Todd Monken, Southern Miss – Ho….Hum a 52 – 12 loss to Alabama on Saturday by Southern Miss is another loss for Todd Monken’s USM team and that now runs Monken’s win/loss record to…

2 – 13

….in two seasons on the job and we are starting to feel sorry for Todd Monken or anyone else that might coach Southern Miss football in the future because this is nothing short of a….

Complete Freaking Disaster

…in Hattiesburg!

Up next for Southern Miss…Appalachian State!

WIN this game Todd Monken!

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11.  Bret Bielema, Arkansas – The Razorbacks looked like a lot better football team in rolling up Pretty Boy’s Red Raiders in Lubbock but why do we get the feeling that lots of football team are going to roll-up Pretty Boy’s Red Raiders in Lubbock and other southwestern towns this Fall in a season where it looks like Texas Tech will be lucky to get SIX wins on the board?

Because it’s TRUE!

Up next for Bret Bielema and Arkansas….a game against a pretty Damn good Northern Illinois team that is a game that Bret Bielema and his Hogs CANNOT LOSE because a loss in this spot would undue the small amount of momentum the Hogs have built up with their win over Pretty Boy’s average-at-best football team!

12.  Norm Chow, Hawaii – HEY….Norm Chow and Hawaii got a WIN on Saturday over….

Northern Iowa!

Hell, Northern Iowa almost had Iowa beat in Week 1 but then saying you almost had Iowa beat is like saying you almost had win over a sorority pillow-fighting team since the Hawkeyes are about as tough as the Pillsbury Dough Boy on his worst day of the year!

Up next for Hawaii after their BIG WIN over Northern Iowa…..

At Colorado!

Go Get Another WIN Norm Chow and the Rainbow Warriors over the Buffs!

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13.  Nick Saban, Alabama – Is Lane Kiffin still the offensive coordinator at Alabama?

OK…then Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin are still on the Hot Seat UNTIL Alabama actually beats a REAL football team which we can now confirm after the Gators had so much trouble with Kentucky on Saturday will not be until the Crimson Tide travels to play Ole Miss in Oxford on October 4.

Now if Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin somehow lost to this average Florida team on Saturday in Tuscaloosa we all know what would happen next….

Nick Saban would be on the No. 1 Hot Seat!

Coach ‘em up Nick!

14.  Bobby Petrino, Louisville – We are going to hold Bobby Petrino up to the….

Bobby Petrino Standard

…which means when Bobby Petrino falls below his own standard such as losing to a team like Virginia then Bobby Petrino will find his rear-end on the Hot Seat and that is where Petrino finds himself after Week 3 of the 2014 college football season.

The Good News….Louisville plays FIU next!

Nothing like a game against FIU to get your rear-end off the Hot Seat!

15.  Paul Rhoads, Iowa State – It was great to see Paul Rhoads and his Iowa State team get a big win over Iowa on Saturday but then there are flag-football teams that the Coaches Hot Seat flag-football team has whipped that could beat Iowa so beating Iowa is just…..

Whatever!

Still a WIN is a WIN and congratulations to Paul Rhoads and Iowa State for their first win of the year and we are wishing Rhoads and the Cyclones of the Best of Luck in Week 4 against….

Baylor!

Can Paul Rhoads and Iowa State shock the world again and beat the Baylor Bears?

We don’t see why not and we have one word for Paul Rhoads when you consider how to beat Baylor….

PATIENCE.

Coach ‘em up Paul!

16.  Brady Hoke, Michigan – Brady Hoke and Michigan got their MUST WIN against Miami (Ohio) on Saturday but we are talking about…

Michigan Football

…so beating Miami (Ohio) should ALWAYS be Ho-Hum for the Wolverines and now getting back to Big-Boy Football UM will face Utah on Saturday in Ann Arbor which is another MUST WIN Game for Brady Hoke because a loss in this spot with the Big Ten Conference schedule still to be played would be an ominous sign for Hoke’s future as the head football coach at Michigan.

You better Damn Coach ‘em up Brady Hoke!

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17.  Kirk Ferentz, Iowa – There is a joke here at Coaches Hot Seat that goes like this….

“What is softer than Iowa football?”

A Marshmallow….maybe!

Charmin Toilet Paper….maybe!

A Baby’s Butt….maybe!

Balsa Wood….maybe!

A Feather Bed….maybe!

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You get the point and on Saturday an Iowa State team that had no Damn business beating Iowa on the road did in fact get a win over the Hawkeyes and since Iowa will be entering the Very Damn Soft Big Ten Conference Schedule soon we figured we better get Kirk Ferentz on the Hot Seat now because Iowa might just run the table in the Very Damn Soft Big Ten Conference in 2014!

First though up next for Ferentz and the Hawkeyes…..at Pitt!

Here’s a thought for Pitt….bring some heat against Iowa and the Hawkeyes will melt like a….you guessed it….Marshmallow!

18.  Bo Pelini, Nebraska – 55 – 19! Now that is more like it Bo Pelini and the Huskers with a “Nebraska-style win” over Fresno State on the road BUT whipping what looks like a hapless Fresno State team is not going to get Bo Pelini off the Hot Seat BUT a win over what looks like an average Miami team on Saturday will cool off Pelini’s rear-end a little more that’s for sure.

There was a time in college football history when Miami playing Nebraska would have been a BIG DEAL and would have brought ESPN’s College GameDay to Lincoln but this year…..

Whatever!

Coach your Huskers up Bo Pelini and get your rear-end of the Hot Seat!

19.  Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern – After losses to California and Northern Illinois to open up the 2014 season we fully expect Pat Fitzgerald’s Northwestern team to come out and get a “BIG” win over Western Illinois on Saturday especially because a loss in this spot would no doubt launch Fitzgerald to the….

No. 1 Hot Seat

….unless Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin lost to Florida on Saturday which would put Nick Saban on the No. 1 Hot Seat ahead of Fitzgerald!

Get a win on Saturday Pat and then let’s talk about the next game at Penn State.

20.  Mike London, Virginia – CONGRATS to Mike London and the Virginia Cavaliers for their win over Louisville on Saturday which was a BIG win in the grand scheme of things of Mike London holding onto his job at UVA in a season where the Cavs are going to need….

SIX WINS

….at least for Mike London to be back coaching Virginia in 2015….right?

More than likely right unless Virginia is going to tolerate three-straight losing seasons with their football team which we rather doubt.

Up next for Mike London and Virginia…..at BYU!

Coach ‘em up Mike London!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, September 15, 2014 – Elvis Presley

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, September 15, 2014 – Elvis Presley

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“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.”

And

“Rhythm is something you either have or don’t have, but when you have it, you have it all over.”

And

“From the time I was a kid, I always knew something was going to happen to me. Didn’t know exactly what.”

And

“When I was a boy, I always saw myself as a hero in comic books and in movies. I grew up believing this dream.”

And

“I think I have something tonight that’s not quite correct for evening wear. Blue suede shoes.”

And

“Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.”

And

“Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can’t help but move to it. That’s what happens to me. I can’t help it.”

And

“Man, I really like Vegas.”

And

“Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.”

And

“I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to.”

And

“I have no use for bodyguards, but I have very specific use for two highly trained certified public accountants.”

And

‘There are too many people that depend on me. I’m too obligated. I’m in too far to get out.”

And

“I’d like to thank the Jaycees for electing me as one of their outstanding young men. When I was a child, ladies and gentlemen, I was a dreamer. I read comic books, and I was the hero of the comic book. I saw movies, and I was the hero in the movie. So every dream I ever dreamed, has come true a hundred times… And these gentlemen over here, these are the type of people who care, they’re dedicated, and they realize that it is possible that they might be building the kingdom of heaven, it’s not just too far fetched, from reality. I’d like to say that I learned very early in life that “Without a song, the day would never end; without a song, a man ain’t got a friend; without a song, the road would never bend — without a song.” So I keep singing a song. Goodnight. Thank you.”

And

“The first time that I appeared on stage, it scared me to death. I really didn’t know what all the yelling was about. I didn’t realize that my body was moving. It’s a natural thing to me. So to the manager backstage I said, “What’d I do? What’d I do?” And he said, “Whatever it is, go back and do it again.””

And

“The image is one thing and the human being is another…it’s very hard to live up to an image.”

And

“A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage. It’s my favorite part of the business — live concerts.”

And

“To judge a man by his weakest link or deed is like judging the power of the ocean by one wave.”

And

“There is a season for everything, patience will reward you and reveal all answers to your questions.”

And

“Don’t criticize what you don’t understand, son. You never walked in that man’s shoes.”

And

“Do what’s right for you, as long as it don’t hurt no one”

And

“We’re caught in a trap
I can’t walk out
Because I love you too much baby

Why can’t you see
What you’re doin’ to me
When you don’t believe a word I say?

We can’t go on together
With suspicious minds (Suspicious minds)
And we can’t build our dreams
On suspicious minds

So, if an old friend I know
Drops by to say hello
Would I still see suspicion in your eyes?

Here we go again
Askin’ where I’ve been
You can’t see these tears are real
I’m cryin’ (Yes, I’m cryin’)

We can’t go on together
With suspicious minds (Suspicious minds)
And we can’t build our dreams
On suspicious minds

Oh let our love survive
Ah dry the tears from your eyes
Let’s don’t let a good thing die

When honey, you know
I’ve never lied to you
Mm, mm, mm, mm, mm
Yeah, yeah

We’re caught in a trap
I can’t walk out
Because I love you too much baby

Why can’t you see
What you’re doin’ to me
When you don’t believe a word I say?

Now don’t you know I’m
Caught in a trap
I can’t walk out
Because I love you too much baby”
Suspicious Minds, Elvis Presley

Wikipedia Page: Elvis Presley

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Sunday, September 14, 2014 – William Tecumseh Sherman

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Sunday, September 14, 2014 – William Tecumseh Sherman

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“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.”

And

“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.”

And

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

And

“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.”

And

“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.”

And

“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.”

And

“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.”

And

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

And

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

And

“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.”

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

“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.”

And

“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.”

And

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

And

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

And

“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

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, September 13, 2014 – Audie Murphy

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, September 13, 2014 – Audie Murphy

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“Seems to me that if you’re afraid or living with some big fear, you’re not really living. You’re only half alive. I don’t care if it’s the boss you’re scared of or a lot of people in a room or diving off of a dinky little board, you gotta get rid of it. You owe it to yourself. Makes sort of a zombie out of you being afraid. I mean you want to be free, don’t you? And how can you if you are scared? That’s prison. Fear’s a jailer. Mind now, I’m not a professor on the subject. I just found it out for myself. But that’s what I think.”

And

“If you’re afraid of anything, why not take a chance and do the thing you fear. Sometimes it’s the only way to get over being afraid.”

And

“Let each man hear his own music and live by it. The drums roll one way for one man, I guess, and another way for another. You have to listen to your own.”

And

“In life quality is what counts, not quantity.”

And

“Audacity is a tactical weapon. Nine times out ten it will throw the enemy off-balance and confuse him.”

And

“The true meaning of America, you ask? It’s in a Texas rodeo, in a policeman’s badge, in the sound of laughing children, in a political rally, in a newspaper… In all these things, and many more, you’ll find America. In all these things, you’ll find freedom. And freedom is what America means to the world. And to me.”

And

“Lead from the front.”

Wikipedia Page: Audie Murphy

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