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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, October 2, 2014 – Frank Thomas

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, October 2, 2014 – Frank Thomas

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From Wikipedia entry on Frank Thomas:

Frank Thomas played quarterback for Knute Rocke at Notre Dame from 1920 to 1922. According to Rockne, Thomas was the smartest player he ever coached. Thomas’s best friend and roommate at Notre Dame was George “The Gipper” Gip.

Frank Thomas was the head football coach at Alabama from 1931 to 1946 putting up records of…

Overall: 115 – 24 – 7

SEC: 68 – 18 – 3

2 National Championships

Frank Thomas coached Paul “Bear” Bryant at Alabama who played for the Tide between 1933 – 1935 which included the 1934 Rose Bowl win over Stanford and the National Championship in the same year (which Coaches Hot Seat wrote about HERE in late November of last year)

Frank Thomas Quotes

“Keep the players high. Make practice a pleasure, not a lark. Be a disciplinarian, but not a slave driver. It’s better to have a short, full practice than a long lazy one.”

And

“No matter what the other fellow does on the field, don’t let him lure you into a fight. Uphold your dignity.”

And

“Proper conditioning is that fleeting moment between getting ready and going stale.”

Wikipedia: Frank Thomas

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Frank Thomas in middle and Paul “Bear” Bryant, then Alabama player, on far right

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Alabama Rose Bowl

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, October 1, 2014 – James Dean

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, October 1, 2014 – James Dean

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“Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.”

And

“There is no way to be truly great in this world. We are all impaled on the crook of conditioning.”

And

“Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. You are all alone with your concentration and imagination, and that’s all you have.”

And

“Only the gentle are ever really strong.”

And

“Being a good actor isn’t easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I’m done.”

And

“When an actor plays a scene exactly the way a director orders, it isn’t acting. It’s following instructions. Anyone with the physical qualifications can do that.”

And

“If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live on after he’s dead, then maybe he was a great man.”

And

“To grasp the full significance of life is the actor’s duty; to interpret it is his problem; and to express it is his dedication.”

And

“The gratification comes in the doing, not in the results.”

And

“The only greatness for man is immortality.”

And

“I also became close to nature, and am now able to appreciate the beauty with which this world is endowed.”

Wikipedia: James Dean

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, September 30, 2014 – Mahatma Gandhi

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, September 30, 2014 – Mahatma Gandhi

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“A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.”

And

“A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.”

And

“A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.”

And

“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.”

And

“All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take.”

And

“All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth.”

And

“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.”

And

“Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.”

And

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

And

“Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?”

And

“Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it.”

And

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

And

‘Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth.”

And

“It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.”

And

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

And

“Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality.”

And

“My life is my message.”

And

“Nearly everything you do is of no importance, but it is important that you do it.”

And

“Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.”

And

“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.”

And

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”

And

“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problem.”

And

“There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.”

And

“Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.”

And

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

And

“Seven social sins: politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice.”

And

“An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self sustained.”

And

“A good person will resist an evil system with his whole soul. Disobedience of the laws of an evil state is therefore a duty.”

Wikipedia: Mohandas Gandhi

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The Dumpster Fire That Is the USA Ryder Cup Team and the Destruction of Golf in America by the PGA Tour and PGA of America – Charlie Weis Fired At Kansas….Surprise? NOT! – Post Week 5 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – Give These Hot Seat Coaches HELL Johnny Cash!

The Dumpster Fire That Is the USA Ryder Cup Team and the Destruction of Golf in America by the PGA Tour and PGA of America

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It seems each and every American Ryder Cup team can find even more absurd ways to LOSE the Ryder Cup to the Europeans with the 2014 version of the Ryder Cup being capped with a feud between two of the greatest golfers in American history….

Phil Mickelson
Captain Tom Watson

….which we here at Coaches Hot Seat found to be very entertaining and quite revealing in a number of ways of the mindset of American PGA Tour golfers who clearly cannot be “Captained” like the American players of earlier generations that didn’t need their Precious Asses to be kissed pretty much on a 24/7 basis!

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NO….we will NEVER lose our Complete Respect for Tom Watson which has not changed an iota for the past 30-plus years even with yet another devastating loss of the Ryder Cup to these Candy Ass Europeans BUT clearly Watson made some mistakes in how he played the getting very Damn OLD Phil Mickelson who NEVER should have played more than one time on Friday and should have played at least one time on Saturday which was an oversight by Captain Watson that cost the USA Ryder Cup Team…

2 Points at least

…and maybe even more considering what must have been an acrimonious USA Ryder Cup Team room with an out-of-touch Captain Watson who probably doesn’t know what to do with a bunch of…

Prima Donna Pompous Arrogant Ass PGA Tour Players

…that now sadly dominate the PGA Tour and are together with the leaders of the PGA Tour and PGA of America doing a Helluva job of…

Destroying the Game of Golf in America.

There is so much more we could write in this spot about the state of American Golf but we would mainly just be repeating what we wrote while attending the Players Championship back in May at TPC Sawgrass which was….

The PGA Tour In 2014 = Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones – What the Game of Golf and PGA Tour Needs Most Right Now = REAL HUMAN BEINGS Playing In And Winning Golf Tournaments Again That Actually Act Like REAL HUMAN BEINGS And Not Like CLONES That Look Like They Were Created in Labs Somewhere And Trotted Out For Everyone To See At Your Local PGA Tour Tournament and On TV!, May 12, 2014, Coaches Hot Seat Blog

Yes, there are BIG problems that the game of golf is facing in America and since we get the opportunity to play golf and attend golf events all over America it is our opinion that the so-called “leaders” of the game of golf are doing great damage to the sport from their Elitist perches but why waste time on Complete Freaking Losers in the game of golf when we have football to talk about?

Oh, who are those Complete Freaking Losers doing great damage to the Great Game of Golf in America just for information sake?

PGA Tour Commish Tim Finchem who in our opinion is one of the Biggest Pompous Asses to come down the pike since Charlie Weis showed up at Notre Dame in 2005

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PGA of America president Ted Bishop who in our opinion believes that he was sent by God to the Earth to save the game of golf and the TRUTH is Ted Bishop has done more damage to the future success to the game of golf in America than ANY other person in our country with his Elitist Bullshit. Please Ted…just go the Hell away before you do more damage to the Great Game of Golf in America!

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Charlie Weis Fired At Kansas….Surprise? NOT!

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Seriously now….there is someone actually living in the state of Kansas who makes Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars a year who hired Charlie Weis in 2011 and who still has a job today and that someone is…

Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger

…and for the life of us here at Coaches Hot Seat we cannot understand how ANYONE that hired Charlie Weis could still be employed ANYWHERE but then what the Hell do we know?

Coaches Hot Seat Blog, December 10, 2011

Charlie Weis Hired and Introduced as the Kansas Head Football Coach – Groundhog Day II – Another Guaranteed Contract For Charlie Weis at Kansas After Notre Dame Was So Desperate To Fire Weis That They Were Forced To Come Up With $15 to $20 Million Dollar Buyout – Stop the Damn Stupidity! – Memo to College ADs: Anyone With An IQ Over Room Temperature Would NEVER Hire Belichick or Parcells To Be the Head Coach At A College Football Program So Why the Hell Would Anyone Hire Charlie Weis To Do the Same – Because There Are VERY STUPID People Running College Athletic Departments….That’s Why! – The Will Muschamp Situation At Florida and How in the Hell Did Charlie Weis End Up on Muschamp’s Gator Staff As OC? – Damn Good Question! – The Different Way That Urban Meyer Was Treated By Florida Administrators and Big UF Boosters Compared To How Zook and Muschamp Have Been Treated Is….HUGE! – OUR Dogs Could Win 7 Games A Year at Florida With Its Current Talent and the “Sources” Inside the Florida Athletic Department Need To Quit Whining and Crying and Florida Needs To Start Playing Florida Football Again – Yes, Will Muschamp AND AD Jeremy Foley Are on the HOT SEAT!, December 10, 2011, Coaches Hot Seat Blog

“Stupid Is As Stupid Does.” PERIOD.

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Post Week 5 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

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Being on the Hot Seat is bad enough….having Johnny Cash tell you the TRUTH about the Hot Seat is even worse! Give these Hot Seat Coaches HELL Johnny Cash!

Post Week 5 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

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1.  Brady Hoke, Michigan – As we said a couple of weeks ago in this blog we don’t know exactly what is going on at Michigan but what is going on at Michigan is BAD and the Wolverines loss to Minnesota on Saturday in the Big House coupled with head coach Brady Hoke having some very Damn unconvincing answers about why his injured quarterback went back into the Minnesota game brings us to an obvious conclusion AND opinion that…

The Michigan football program looks to be in complete chaos and usually when things look to be in total chaos looking in from the outside they are actually much worse on the inside

Our humble opinion on the Michigan football program as of the end of September 2014:

Michigan football looks to be a very poorly coached team that is not in particularly good shape that is giving MAYBE half effort in their games.

With Michigan now at 2 – 3 on the season and with these games left to be played….

At Rutgers
Penn State
At Michigan State
Indiana
At Northwestern
Maryland
At Ohio State

….there has to be around a 50 – 50 chance that Michigan will NOT win another game in 2014 and if that happens by the time the Wolverines travel to Columbus on November 29 what the Michigan football program looks like today…..Total Chaos…..will actually look like “the good old days!”

An even bigger question that Michigan alumni and boosters should be asking themselves comes from a Coaches Hot Seat member who has been watching Brady Hoke’s deteriorating body language at press conferences over the last twelve months who said on Sunday after watching Hoke again after the Wolverines loss to Minnesota:

“It almost looks like Hoke could care less if Michigan wins another game or not now…..as if someone has put him into a position where Hoke feels there is no way for him to win at Michigan save his team going 14 – 0 and winning the National Title each and every season.”

Well, Michigan football should be playing for the Big Ten and thus National Titles in almost every season which is an unique kind of pressure that only a small number of people can handle and either Brady Hoke has cracked under that high level of pressure or Hoke feels that he will never be able to meet the standards that are expected of him from his superiors at Michigan….in our opinion of course.

Whatever is wrong at Michigan a loss at Rutgers this coming Saturday will only make things that much worse and we don’t know how much more Brady Hoke can handle considering what he looked like on Saturday after the Minnesota game.

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2.  Will Muschamp, Florida – With the rise of Alabama football under Nick Saban in the last several seasons that has fundamentally shifted the balance of power in the SEC Conference it is very easy to forget that Will Muschamp is the head football coach at FLORIDA where two former Gator head coaches in Steve Spurrier and Urban Meyer in 18 seasons in Gainesville won….

8 SEC Conference Championships
3 National Championships

…while together putting up a win/loss record of….

187 – 42 – 1 (.815)

….and in three-plus seasons at Florida Will Muschamp has put-up….

ZERO SEC Championships
ZERO National Championships

….and has a win/loss record of…

24 – 17 (.585)

…and going back to the 2013 Sugar Bowl in Florida’s last 16 games Will Muschamp has put-up a record of….

6 – 10!

A 6 – 10 record will get your rear-end fired at Florida-Atlantic and of course will get your rear-end fired at Florida and that reality means Will Muschamp has only ONE option when it comes to the Florida – Tennessee game on Saturday:

WIN….PERIOD.

3.  Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia – In his fourth season as the head football coach at West Virginia Dana Holgorsen has put-up a win/loss record of….

23 – 19

….but in the last three seasons that the Mountaineers have been in the Big 12 Conference Holgorsen has put-up a win/loss record of….

13 – 16

….and at 2 – 2 on the 2014 season it is our opinion that Holgorsen will need SEVEN wins minimum to return to coach the Mountaineers in 2015…maybe EIGHT wins….and with these games remaining….

Kansas
At Texas Tech
Baylor
At Oklahoma State
TCU
At Texas
Kansas State
At Iowa State

….we only see ONE sure win which is going to make it very Damn difficult for Holgorsen and the Mountaineers to get those SEVEN or maybe EIGHT wins in 2014.

Coach ‘em up Dana Holgorsen!

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4.  Darrell Hazell, Purdue – With Purdue’s loss to Iowa at home on Saturday Darrell Hazell’s win/loss record in two seasons coaching the Boilermakers is….

3 – 14

…and with these games left to be played in 2014….

At Illinois
Michigan State
At Minnesota
At Nebraska
Wisconsin
Northwestern
At Indiana

…..there is a decent chance that Purdue has won its last game the 2014 season.

Would Darrell Hazell be able to hang onto his job at Purdue if he finished with a 2 year win/loss record of….

3 – 21?

That is a tough question to answer in what is becoming an increasingly tough situation for the folks making the decisions for Purdue Athletics and Purdue University.

5.  Paul Petrino, Idaho – In two seasons in the very tough job as head football coach at Idaho Paul Petrino has put-up a win/loss record of….

1 – 15

….which equals HOT SEAT in any language we can imagine and means Paul Petrino and his Vandals need to start winning some football games starting with the next game which is at Texas State.

6.  Norm Chow, Hawaii – As much as we are pulling for Norm Chow to be a success at Hawaii there is no getting around the FACT that in three seasons coaching the Warriors Norm Chow has put up a win/loss record of….

5 – 23 Overall

And

1 – 15 in Mountain West Conference play

…and if that doesn’t land your ass on the Hot Seat then nothing will and Norm Chow is certainly on the Hot Seat!

Up next for Hawaii….

A game at Rice in Houston.

Good Luck and Coach ‘em Up Norm!

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7.  Kevin Wilson, Indiana – Please can someone explain the following to us?

In the last three weeks Indiana football has:

LOST to Bowling Green at Home

BEAT Missouri on the Road

LOST to Maryland at Home

Oh, by the way the Missouri team you BEAT on the Road just BEAT South Carolina on the Road!

Why is Kevin Wilson on the Hot Seat?

Well, things like the above obviously and that Wilson’s win/loss records at IU are:

Overall:   12 – 28

Big Ten: 5 – 20

What does Kevin Wilson need to do to return as the head football coach of the Hoosiers in 2015?

Kevin Wilson needs SIX wins in 2014 which means the Hoosiers better Damn not lose to a pretty good North Texas team at Home this coming Saturday!

8.  Todd Monken, Southern Miss – With the Southern Miss loss to Rice on Saturday Todd Monken’s win/loss record at USM now stands at….

3 – 14

….and with these games left remaining to be played in 2014….

At Middle Tennessee
At North Texas
La. Tech
At UTEP
Marshall
At Texas-San Antonio
UAB

….there is a decent chance the Golden Eagles will not win another game this season which is something that can only be impacted by Todd Monken doing his job as the head football coach at Southern Miss and winning a few games that his football team by all rights should not win.

Coach ‘em Up Todd!

9.  Ron Turner, Florida, International – Congratulations are in order to Ron Turner and his FIU football team for their win over UAB on Saturday by the score of 34 – 20 because if we gambled on sports we would have bet some real money that FIU would not have won another game in 2014!

Even with that win over UAB though the Golden Panthers still have a lot of work to do starting with a the Shula Bowl Game against Florida Atlantic on Thursday night which is a “possible win” for FIU if they play well BUT if FIU doesn’t beat FAU on Thursday more than likely FIU will end the 2014 season with only….

2 Wins

…and we don’t see how Ron Turner returns to coach FIU in 2015 if his football team only wins…

2 Games

….in 2014.

10.  Skip Holtz, La. Tech – There is no shame in La. Tech losing to SEC power Auburn BUT if Skip Holtz is going to have a decent argument to continue on as the head coach of the La. Tech Bulldogs in 2015 then he will need to improve on the…

4 – 8

…record his team put-up last season and now at 2 – 3 on the season that makes each and every game very Damn important starting with vs. UTEP at home on Saturday.

If La. Tech loses to UTEP at home then 2014 may be uglier than 2013 for Skip Holtz and two straight ugly years even at La. Tech will put your ass on a serious Damn Hot Seat and more than likely out of a job!

11.  Paul Rhoads, Iowa State – Most anyone that knows anything at all about college football understands that Paul Rhoads has a tough job at Iowa State. OK…with that out of the way we here at Coaches Hot Seat do have a…

Minimum Success Standard

….for every FBS school and our Minimum Success Standard at Iowa State is for the head football coach at ISU to win at least….

6 Games A Season

AND

Take his team to a bowl game EVERY Season

How has Paul Rhoads done in meeting our Minimum Success Standard in five previous seasons at Iowa State?

2009: 7 – 6 and Bowl Game – Met Standard

2010: 5 – 7 and NO Bowl Game – Did Not Meet Standard

2011: 6 – 7 and Bowl Game – Met Standard

2012: 6 – 7 and Bowl Game – Met Standard

2013: 3 – 9 and NO Bowl Game – Did Not Meet Standard

2014: ?

Paul Rhoads has met our Minimum Success Standard for Iowa State….

3 of his 5 seasons on the job at ISU.

With the loss to Baylor on Saturday Iowa State is now 1 – 3 on the season and with these games still remaining to be played…

At Oklahoma State
Toledo
At Texas
Oklahoma
At Kansas
Texas Tech
West Virginia
At TCU

….Paul Rhoads and his Cyclones are going to need to play like HELL-FIRE to meet the Minimum Success Standard in 2014!

Coach ‘em up Paul!

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12.  Tim Beckman, Illinois – Just like Iowa State the Illinois head coaching job is a tough job but it is a job that a head coach should be able to field consistently winning football teams and now in his third season coaching the Illini Tim Beckman has not yet posted a winning season and more than likely Beckman will have to find a way to get to SIX wins to return as the head coach of the Illini in 2015 and now at…

3 – 2

…on the season and with these games remaining to be played…

Purdue
At Wisconsin
Minnesota
At Ohio State
Iowa
Penn State
At Northwestern

…..Tim Beckman REALLY needs to find THREE more wins and that is not going to be an easy task at all.

Coach ‘em up Tim!

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13.  Jimbo Fisher, Florida State – There is only ONE head coach and football team we pull against in Major College Football and that ONE head coach and football team is….

Jimbo Fisher and Florida State

….and on Saturday it was just too Damn bad that a vastly undermanned NC State team couldn’t find a way to beat FSU and too bad because in our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat…

Jimbo Fisher and Florida State pose a Clear and Present Danger to the Future Success of Football in America

….because of the Total and Complete Bullshit that has been allowed to go on at FSU by Jimbo Fisher in the last couple of years which is of course just our humble opinion.

Up next for Jimbo Fisher and Florida State:

Wake Forest at Home

Go Demon Deacons!

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14.  Nick Saban, Alabama – Now that CUPCAKE Pre-Season of 4 Games is over for the Alabama Crimson Tide it is back to Big Boy Football for Nick Saban and his football team with a game at Oxford on Saturday against Ole Miss and checking VegasInsider.com out the opening line on the Alabama – Ole Miss game is…

-4 Alabama

….which is a SHOCKING opening line in our opinion for a team in Alabama that just blew Florida out of Bryant-Denny Stadium but then the Florida Gators needed three overtimes to beat Kentucky at home so does anyone think Florida is anything more than an average football team?

Didn’t think so!

Can Ole Miss actually BEAT and Alabama team that has Four, Five, maybe Six times as much talent and depth as the Rebels?

Maybe BUT Ole Miss beating Alabama would be a HUGE upset even with the Rebels only being a 4-point favorite AND if Ole Miss does beat the Crimson Tide on Saturday then Nick Saban AND his sidekick Lane Kiffin will be marching up the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings come next Monday!

With a WIN over Ole Miss the Alabama Crimson Tide and Nick Saban will be…

1 – 0

…against the REAL Football Teams they have played in 2014!

15.  Doug Martin, New Mexico State – In what is a very tough coaching job at New Mexico State in two seasons in that very tough coaching job Doug Martin has posted a win/loss record of…

4 – 13

…..and even at New Mexico State that kind of record will land your rear-end on the Hot Seat and that is where Doug Martin now sits.

Up next for New Mexico State:

Georgia Southern at Home which is a very winnable football game.

Coach ‘em up Doug!

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16.  Bret Bielema, Arkansas – Bret Bielema has SIX wins on the board in his two seasons as the head football coach at Arkansas and those SIX wins were against:

La. Lafayette
Samford
Southern Miss
Nichols State
Texas Tech
Northern Illinois

Oh, by the way with the loss to Texas A&M on Saturday Bret Bielema’s in SEC Conference play is…

0 – 9

….and now with a week off for the Hogs Bret Bielema has the following football games coming down the pike:

Alabama
Georgia
UAB
At Mississippi State
LSU
Ole Miss
At Missouri

Will Bret Bielema and Arkansas win a SEC Conference game in 2014?

YES….we believe that Arkansas will win at least one SEC Conference game in 2014 BUT Bret Bielema needs THREE more wins to get to SIX wins total and Arkansas will no doubt beat UAB so where will the Hogs find those other 2 wins?

Uh Freaking Oh!

17.  Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech – Georgia Tech had a bye in Week 5 and now it is back to football with a game against Miami at home for Paul Johnson and his undefeated Yellow Jackets in a season where we have been told Paul Johnson will need…

EIGHT WINS and maybe even a win over Georgia

…to return as the head coach of Georgia Tech in 2015 and with these games left to play….

Miami
Duke
At North Carolina
At Pittsburgh
Virginia
At NC State
Clemson
At Georgia

…IF Paul Johnson and his team can’t find FOUR more wins in their last EIGHT games it would make perfect Damn sense for Tech to go looking for a new head football coach come December.

18.  Bobby Hauck, UNLV – Bobby, Bobby, Bobby….you got off the Hot Seat last season by posting a .500 record and winning a bowl game BUT you come back out in 2014 and start the season at…

1 – 4

…..and where do you find yourself again….

Right back on the Hot Seat!

Up next for the stumbling UNLV Rebels and Bobby Hauck:

At San Jose State

Come on Bobby Hauck…..Coach ‘em Up!

19.  Larry Blakeney, Troy – In 24 seasons as the head football coach at Troy head coach Larry Blakeney has posted a win/loss record of…

175 – 109 – 1

….and has won…

8 Conference Titles

….but the man that played quarterback for the legendary Ralph “Shug” Jordan at Auburn in the mid to late 1960s has seen his Troy football team struggle mightily the past four seasons posting a record of…

14 – 27

…including now a….

0 – 5

…start to the 2014 season which has landed Larry Blakeney on the Hot Seat.

Is 2014 Larry Blakeney’s last season in his impressive run as an assistant coach under Pat Dye at Auburn and head coach at Troy?

More than likely YES and that is why Troy needs to send Coach Blakeney out with some wins beginning with a game against New Mexico State at home in two weeks!

Come on Troy football players!

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20.  Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech – For all of the magazine covers, photo shoots, dozens of feature stories and generally Kliff Kingsbury doing a Helluva lot of things that that have nothing to do with….

Texas Tech Winning Football Games

…there is no getting around the FACT that in his second season at Tech Kliff Kingsbury’s win/loss record is…

10 – 7

…..and….

4 – 6

….in Big 12 Conference play and in his last TEN games going back to last season Kliff Kingsbury is….

3 – 7

….and if Kliff Kingsbury is under the impression he can hold onto the Texas Tech job putting up that kind of record even if his Pretty Boy face is on every college football magazine in the country then Pretty Boy is badly mistaken!

Now at 2 – 2 on the 2014 season and with these games left to be played…

At Kansas State
West Virginia
Kansas
At TCU
Texas
Oklahoma
At Iowa State
Baylor

…we would recommend that Pretty Boy Kingsbury find FOUR more wins or Pretty Boy will be sitting on one of the Hottest Seats in the country entering the 2015 college football season but then when we write that…

“Pretty Boy has a Hot Seat!”

….Pretty Boy probably thinks to himself something like…

“I know my ass is hot and the women love a hot seat so what’s the problem exactly?”

Memo to Pretty Boy Kingsbury:  Cancel the photo sessions and just coach your Damn football team!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, September 29, 2014 – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, September 29, 2014 – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”

And

“A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.”

And

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

And

“If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.”

And

“There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.”

And

“Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.”

And

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”

And

“Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they can not communicate; they can not communicate because they are separated.”

And

“We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”

And

“On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, “Is it safe?” Expediency asks the question, “Is it politic?” And Vanity comes along and asks the question, “Is it popular?” But Conscience asks the question “Is it right?” And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right.”

And

“I say to you that our goal is freedom, and I believe we are going to get there because however much she strays away from it, the goal of America is freedom.”

And

“Peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all our might to protect its right to exist, its territorial integrity. I see Israel as one of the great outposts of democracy in the world, and a marvelous example of what can be done, how desert land can be transformed into an oasis of brotherhood and democracy. Peace for Israel means security and that security must be a reality.”

And

“The tough mind is sharp and penetrating, breaking through the crust of legends and myths and sifting the true from the false. The tough-minded individual is astute and discerning. He has a strong austere quality that makes for firmness of purpose and solidness of commitment. Who doubts that this toughness is one of man’s greatest needs? Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.”

And

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

And

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

And

“We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

And

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

And

“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”

And

“Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.”

And

“The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But… the good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?'”

And

“Let us not wallow in the valley of despair. I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state, sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.”

“I have a dream that one day the state of Alabama, whose governor’s lips are presently dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, will be transformed into a situation where little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and walk together as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today. I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. This is our hope. This is the faith with which I return to the South. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.”

“This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with a new meaning, “My country, ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.” And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania! Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado! Let freedom ring from the curvaceous peaks of California! But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia! Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee! Let freedom ring from every hill and every molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

“When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

And

“The time is always right to do what’s right.”

And

“Each of us lives in two realms, the “within” and the “without.” The within of our lives is somehow found in the realm of ends, the without in the realm of means. The within of our [lives], the bottom — that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion for which at best we live. The without of our lives is that realm of instrumentalities, techniques, mechanisms by which we live. Now the great temptation of life and the great tragedy of life is that so often we allow the without of our lives to absorb the within of our lives. The great tragedy of life is that too often we allow the means by which we live to outdistance the ends for which we live.”

And

“Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice; say that I was a drum major for peace; I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter. I won’t have any money to leave behind. I won’t have the fine and luxurious things of life to leave behind. But I just want to leave a committed life behind. And that’s all I want to say.”

“We all have the drum major instinct. We all want to be important, to surpass others, to achieve distinction, to lead the parade. … And the great issue of life is to harness the drum major instinct. It is a good instinct if you don’t distort it and pervert it. Don’t give it up. Keep feeling the need for being important. Keep feeling the need for being first. But I want you to be the first in love. I want you to be the first in moral excellence. I want you to be the first in generosity.”

And

“Well, I don’t know what will happen now. We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn’t matter with me now. Because I’ve been to the mountaintop. And I don’t mind. Like any man, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people will get to the promised land. And I’m happy, tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.”

Wikipedia: Martin Luther King, Jr.

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With USA Ryder Cup Team On Verge of Losing ANOTHER Ryder Cup Matches to the Candy Ass Europeans We Did See One MAJOR Mistake by Captain Tom Watson and It Relates To Phil Mickelson – From US Soldiers Liberating Europe 70 Years Ago To Candy Ass Pussies That Have Forgotten What Winning and Being A Champion Is All About…..Damn! – Memo to Two Pompous Arrogant Asses PGA of America President Ted Bishop and PGA Commissioner Tim Finchem Who Are Doing A Helluva Job Destroying the Great Game of Golf in America

There is Helluva lot that could be written in this spot about the Stanford football team after watching the Cardinal struggle with a very average Washington team on a beautiful Saturday in Husky Stadium in Seattle but why get our blood pressure up when the USA Ryder Cup Team already has our blood pressure up to record levels?

There are all kinds of media nuts in the peanut gallery commenting on the performance of USA Ryder Cup Team captain Tom Watson with a day still left to be played in the 2014 Ryder Cup….

The Grades Are In For Captains McGinley and Watson, and Only One Is A Star Student, Alan Shipnuck, Golf.com

….with the USA Team ONLY behind by 4 points (more on that in a moment) to the Europeans there is at least one thing that jumps out at us that we would have done different than Tom Watson namely….

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1.  Surely Tom Watson is aware that the Phil Mickelson of the last few years since his arthritis diagnosis is the not the Phil Mickelson of his younger days and in the two or three times we have seen Phil at Major Championships behind the scenes and away from public view it was obvious to us that Phil gets tired a lot more easier than in the past and doesn’t have the energy that he used to which really makes the decision to play Phil Mickelson twice on Thursday (with Keegan Bradley or anyone else for that matter) was a very foolish decision indeed especially considering Mickelson and Bradley aren’t the best golfers for foursome play anyway which is what Watson sent them out to play on Friday afternoon.

Phil Mickelson, especially when one considers his health situation, and Keegan Bradley were set-up perfectly to play four-ball on Friday morning followed by taking off Friday afternoon in the foursomes competition and then back to play for Mickelson and Bradley in four-ball on Saturday morning and off again on Saturday afternoon for foursomes, but instead Watson and his vice-captains sent Mickelson and Bradley out twice on Friday and not at all on Saturday which very simply….

Makes No Damn Sense At All!

Hell, that is all water under the bridge now and the USA Ryder Cup Team is now behind the Europeans by the score of…

10 – 6

….which reflects a reality that has come into focus in recent years that the PGA Tour does a Helluva job of making even very Damn average golfers spectacularly rich BUT does a piss-poor job of creating….

REAL Champions

….and once again the USA Ryder Cup team is down four points and needing to win 8.5 matches on Sunday to take back the Ryder Cup from these Bastard Europeans.

Of course, if we were talking about REAL Americans and not the Candy Ass Overpaid Gutless Cowards that the PGA Tour creates by the bushel-load being down four points would NOT be that big of a deal but then the American Ryder Cup players probably look around the room at each other when they are down like they are to the Europeans right now and think something like….

How in the Hell can we come back and win this Ryder Cup when we are trained by the PGA Tour to finish 10 th place and become fabulously rich? Hell, we don’t know how to win ANYTHING!

Here’s a thought for the USA Ryder Cup Team:

Get off your Sorry and Pitiful Asses and Quit Making Excuses and start acting like REAL Americans instead of….

Candy Ass Pussies

….at least for one Damn day even if you return to being…

Candy Ass Pussy

….PGA Tour players that care little about anything but what the 8 th spot pays in next week’s tournament again on Monday!

Is that really too much to ask?

On Sunday USA Ryder Cup Team members you are NOT Candy Ass Pussy PGA Tour players that care only about making money and NOT winning golf tournaments BUT instead you are….

Americans…so act like Americans!

Again….is that really too much to ask?

Oh by the way….

The Europeans believe you are Candy Ass Pussies and are rightly laughing at what Candy Ass Pussies you are and to think it was only 70 years ago when it was the….

American Soldier

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….that was saving the Candy Ass Pussy Europeans from decades of slavery under Fascist Thugs and now We the Americans are Candy Ass Pussies and here we are on the verge of the USA losing…

8 of the last 10 Ryder Cups to these Candy Ass Pussy Europeans!

Thanks Tim Finchem you Candy Ass Pussy and Candy Ass Pussy Creator!

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Lastly, in this tirade we would like to send a message to PGA of America president Ted Bishop who is part of the…

Sorry Ass Elitist Gang that has been destroying the game of golf for decades now

….and what really pisses us off Ted is when Coaches Hot Seat members who have been lifetime golfers with many that played golf in college on scholarship go out to play the game of golf these days at public or resort courses we often find the following:

Pompous Arrogant Asses working in the golf shops with often the PGA of America professional being the Biggest Pompous Arrogant Ass of All

….with the golf shop staff often acting like they are doing us a favor by taking our money to play their course!

Guess who is at the forefront of creating this Sorry Ass Elitist Gang that has been destroying the game of golf for decades now with their Elitist BS?

Ted Bishop and his ilk at the PGA of America and Pompous Arrogant Asses like Tim Finchem who is easily one of the BIGGEST Pompous Arrogant Asses we have run into in our 30-plus years on this Earth.

Thanks Ted Bishop and Tim Finchem!

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Who is destroying the Great Game of Golf in America? You got it….

Sorry Bastards like Tim Bishop and Tim Finchem and no Damn surprise that the two Bastards most responsible for fielding and putting together the USA Ryder Cup Teams in recent years are the PGA of America and PGA Tour which are full of some of the BIGGEST Pompous Arrogant Asses on Earth that have somehow come to believe they are God’s Gift to the Planet!

Well when you have Elitist Pompous Arrogant Asses at the top the rest are sure to follow!

If you think we are pissed-off at these Sorry Bastards that are destroying the Great Game of Golf that many of us have played all of our lives then…

You Would Be Right!

We would say in this spot for the USA Ryder Cup Team to go out and win the Ryder Cup on Sunday BUT….

The players on the USA Ryder Cup Team are not MAN enough to beat the Europeans so go out and CHOKE AWAY the Ryder Cup again!

P.S. to PGA Tour of America President Ted Bishop and PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem: IF we go to one more public/resort golf course to play golf and get treated like dogs by the PGA of America professional and his/her golf shop staff we are going to give up on the game of golf permanently so maybe instead of Ted Bishop spending most of his time on this Earth worrying about the Ryder Cup he should spend some time talking to his PGA of America members about not acting like Pompous Arrogant Asses when paying customers come walking through the door which happened to Coaches Hot Seat members just this week!

Another Sunday with the USA Ryder Cup Team PGA Tour players falling to pieces and losing the Ryder Cup AGAIN and then its back to football!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Sunday, September 28, 2014 – Bobby Jones

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Sunday, September 28, 2014 – Bobby Jones

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Robert Tyre Jones, Jr retired from golf in 1930, at the age of 28, still an amateur, having just won the Grand Slam. Grantland Rice wrote of him:

“One might as well attempt to describe the smoothness of the wind as to paint a clear picture of his complete swing. A consummate gentleman, he also possessed wit, a temper and a keen intellect, and all of these are evident in his many insights into golf and life.”

And

“Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots – but you have to play the ball where it lies.”

And

“Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch course…the space between your ears.”

And

“It is nothing new or original to say that golf is played one stroke at a time. But it took me many years to realize it.”

And

“Some people think they are concentrating when they’re merely worrying.”

And

“The secret of golf is to turn three shots into two.”

And

“Golf is assuredly a mystifying game. It would seem that if a person has hit a golf ball correctly a thousand times, he should be able to duplicate the performance at will. But this is certainly not the case.”

And

“Sometimes the game of golf is just too difficult to endure with a golf club in your hands.”

And

Bobby Jones was not only a consummately skilled golfer but exemplified the principles of sportsmanship and fair play. Early in his amateur career, he was in the final round of the 1925 U.S. Open at the Worcester Country Club. During the match, his ball ended up in the rough just off the fairway, and as he was setting up to play his shot, his iron caused a slight movement of the ball. He immediately got angry with himself, turned to the marshals, and called a penalty on himself. The marshals discussed among themselves and questioned some of the gallery whether they had seen Jones’s ball move. Their decision was that neither they nor anyone else had witnessed any incident, so the decision was left to Jones. Bobby Jones called the two-stroke penalty on himself, not knowing that he would lose the tournament by one stroke. When he was praised for his gesture, Jones replied,

“You may as well praise a man for not robbing a bank.”

Wikipedia Page: Bobby Jones

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What To Be More Pissed-Off At…..The Candy Ass, Scared, Weak-Kneed Cowardly Play of the USA Ryder Cup Team on Friday OR The Disgraceful Telecast of the Ryder Cup on Friday by The Golf Channel and NBC Sports Which Was NOTHING BUT COMMERCIALS! – 1 Commercial For Each Golf Shot….Disgraceful! – Paul “Bear” Bryant With A Message For These Gutless Cowards on the USA Ryder Cup Team That Are Playing SCARED! – What The French and the USA Ryder Cup Team Have In Common….Planting Trees on the Champs Elysees So The Germans Can March in the Shade!

With 20-plus Coaches Hot Seat members staying up late last night in Seattle….where we are doing some work and up here for the Stanford – Washington game on Saturday at Husky Stadium….to watch the Ryder Cup Matches we don’t know what we are more pissed-off at…

The Candy Ass, Scared, Weak-Kneed Cowardly Play of the USA Ryder Cup Team on Friday

OR

The Golf Channel – NBC Sports’ coverage of the Ryder Cup which included 1 TV Commercial for Every 1 Shot of the Ryder Cup shown on television!

Both SUCK the BIG ONE but then the USA Ryder Cup team has been playing like….

Candy Ass, Scared, Weak-Kneed Cowards

….for over a decade now and…

The Golf Channel – NBC Sports have NO DAMN EXCUSE for so many Damn TV commercials beyond just COMPLETE AND TOTAL GREED!

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Both are Shameful though that’s for Damn sure especially since we called a friend of ours in England last night during the Ryder Cup matches and he was watching Sky Sports where they were showing 90% of the shots from the event while Americans were getting about 20% of the shots of the Ryder Cup!

Is Comcast CEO Brian Roberts going to allow this Crapola to continue and continue the destruction of the game of golf in America or is there someone with some balls at NBC Sports…..Johnny Miller or Nick Faldo maybe….that can stand-up and say something like….

“Show the Damn Ryder Cup on American Television you Sorry Ass Suits and quit forcing all these TV commercials on the American People!”

Please….Johnny Miller and Nick Faldo also don’t have the GUTS to do anything but kiss their bosses asses and shame on the Sorry Bastards at NBC Sports for your SHAMEFUL and BOGUS telecast of the Ryder Cup which is ALL Damn Commercials!

With the USA Ryder Cup team yet again down to the Candy Ass Europeans that needed the American Republic to save their asses from the fire TWICE in the last century USA Team Captain Tom Watson must be wondering how in the world so many Damn Candy Asses came to dominate the USA Ryder Cup team since the last time he captained the Ryder Cup was in 1993 but realize Tom….

It’s not your fault Tom you have a bunch of Candy Ass, Scared, Weak-Kneed Cowards

….on your team because that is the fault of the Candy Ass Creating PGA Tour that kiss these Bastards precious asses 24/7 365 days a year and thus NO DAMN WONDER the United States has lost…

7 of the last 9 Ryder Cups!

DUH!

PGA Commissioner Tim Fincher = Candy Ass Creator Extraordinaire! In our opinion Candy Ass Tim Finchem!

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Since we have several Coaches Hot Seat members that played golf on scholarship in college and then professionally for awhile after their undergraduate days we know many of these PGA Tour professionals and doing what we would have wanted to do after Friday’s matches…..

Gone into the USA Ryder Cup Team’s team room and throwing tables through the windows along with the ping-pong and foosball tables while giving the USA Players a good tongue lashing

…would have done no Damn good since these Candy Ass USA golfers would have been cowering in the corners of the room crying like the Gutless Cowards they are so a better approach would have been the way Paul “Bear” Bryant set expectations for new freshman Alabama football players in the 1960s….

Watch, Listen, and Learn you Candy Ass USA Ryder Cup Team Members to Paul “Bear” Bryant!

Memo to USA Ryder Cup Team Players:  We the American People Want and Demand 100% from you the last two days of the Ryder Cup and…

We Expect You To Win the Ryder Cup and in FACT like the “Bear” we “Expect Nothing Less!”

If you don’t win the Ryder Cup then forget about coming home to America because ALL of the USA Ryder Cup Team should take a direct flight from Scotland to Paris, France where you can sip tea on the Champs Elysees with all of those Candy Ass Frenchmen who are sitting in the shade why?

Because the French planted trees on the Champs Elysees so the Germans could march in the shade!

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YES….

We Expect the USA Ryder Cup Team to WIN the Ryder Cup…..PERIOD!

As the Great Arnold Palmer said…

“You must play boldly to win”

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…which means quit Damn playing like a bunch of Candy Ass Gutless Bastards!

WIN or go to Paris!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, September 27, 2014 – Arnold Palmer

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, September 27, 2014 – Arnold Palmer

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“Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.”

And

“Concentration, Confidence, Competitive urge, Capacity for enjoyment.”

And

“Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated.”

And

“I never quit trying. I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win.”

And

“I never rooted against an opponent, but I never rooted for him either.”

And

“I’ve always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win.”

And

“It is a rare and difficult attainment to grow old gracefully and happily.”

And

“Putting is like wisdom – partly a natural gift and partly the accumulation of experience.”

And

“Success in golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind and character.”

And

“The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.”

And

“What do I mean by concentration? I mean focusing totally on the business at hand and commanding your body to do exactly what you want it to do.”

And

“Winning isn’t everything, but wanting it is.”

And

“You must play boldly to win.”

Wikipedia: Arnold Palmer

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, September 26, 2014 – Jack Nicklaus

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, September 26, 2014 – Jack Nicklaus

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“If I had only one more round to play, I would choose to play it at Pebble Beach. I’ve loved this course from the first time I saw it. It’s possibly the best in the world.”

And

“A kid grows up a lot faster on the golf course. Golf teaches you how to behave.”

And

“Concentration is a fine antidote to anxiety.”

And

“Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.”

And

“Don’t be too proud to take lessons. I’m not.”

And

“Focus on remedies, not faults.”

And

“How people keep correcting us when we are young! There is always some bad habit or other they tell us we ought to get over. Yet most bad habits are tools to help us
through life.”

And

“I like trying to win. That’s what golf is all about. “

And

“I’m a firm believer that in the theory that people only do their best at things they truly enjoy. It is difficult to excel at something you don’t enjoy.”

And

“My ability to concentrate and work toward that goal has been my greatest asset.”

And

“Professional golf is the only sport where, if you win 20% of the time, you’re the best.”

And

“Resolve never to quit, never to give up, no matter what the situation.”

And

“Sometimes the biggest problem is in your head. You’ve got to believe you can play a shot instead of wondering where your next bad shot is coming from.”

And

“Success depends almost entirely on how effectively you learn to manage the game’s two ultimate adversaries: the course and yourself.”

And

“The game of golf is meant to be fun.”

And

“The two things that motivate me most are closely allied. They are failure and a desire for self-improvement.

By failure, I don’t necessarily mean getting beat, although that’s often the end result and in itself is a strong motivation to go to work. The kind of failing I’m talking about is failing to measure up to the standards I’ve set for myself personally. When that happens, I get an irresistible urge – almost a compulsion – to improve.
Whatever effort is necessary to prevent another failure, I just have to make it. Like now. Today.

Frankly, I believe this, more than anything else, is the reason I am where I am today. I’m not an easily satisfied person. Sure I take a lot of satisfaction in what I’ve achieved. But life doesn’t stand still. Every satisfaction wanes after a while, so if you’re like me you don’t sit around looking backwards. You try to move on, to look for something that gives you another satisfaction and, at the same time, hopefully adds a little more to your life.”Jack Nicklaus, Jack Nicklaus’ Playing Lessons, Chapter 1

And

“I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp, in-focus picture of it in my head. First I see the ball where I want it to finish, nice and white and sitting up high on the bright green grass. Then the scene quickly changes, and I see the ball going there: its path, trajectory, and shape, even its behavior on landing. Then there is a sort of fade-out, and the next scene shows me making the kind of swing that will turn the previous images into reality.”

And

“I like trying to win. That’s what golf is all about.”

And

Arnold Palmer, in 1962, after losing the U.S. Open to 22-year-old Nicklaus in a playoff: “Now that the big guy’s out of the cage, everybody better run for cover.”

And

Bobby Jones after watching Nicklaus win the 1965 Masters: “Nicklaus played a game with which I am not familiar.”

And

Author Rick Reilly: “He was not homespun like Sam Snead, funny like Lee Trevino. His pants didn’t need hitching like Palmer’s. Instead, he won over America with
pure, unbleached excellence.”

And

Chi Chi Rodriguez: “Jack Nicklaus is a legend in his spare time.”

And

Gene Sarazen: “I never thought anyone would ever put Hogan in the shadows, but he did.”

And

Tom Weiskopf: “Jack knew he was going to beat you. You knew Jack was going to beat you. And Jack knew that you knew that he was going to beat you.”

Wikipedia: Jack Nicklaus

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