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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, November 21, 2014 – Bill Walsh

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, November 21, 2014 – Bill Walsh


Bill Walsh’s Five Don’ts

“1. Don’t ask, “Why me?”

2. Don’t expect sympathy.

3. Don’t bellyache.

4. Don’t keep accepting condolences.

5. Don’t blame others.”


“If you see players who hate practice, their coach isn’t doing a very good job.”


“The absolute bottom line in coaching is organization and preparing for practice.”


“A resolute and resourceful leader understands that there are a multitude of means to increase the probability of success. And that’s what it all comes down to, namely, intelligently and relentlessly seeking solutions that will increase your chance of prevailing in a competitive environment. When you do that, the score will take care of itself.”


“I’ve observed that if individuals who prevail in a highly competitive environment have any one thing in common besides success, it is failure—and their ability to overcome it.”


“The ability to help the people around me self-actualize their goals underlines the single aspect of my abilities and the label that I value most—teacher.”


“Failure is part of success, an integral part. Everybody gets knocked down. Knowing it will happen and what you must do when it does is the first step back.”


“When you stand and overcome a significant setback, you’ll find an increasing inner confidence and self-assurance that has been created by conquering defeat. Absorbing and overcoming this kind of punishment engenders a sober, steely toughness that results in a hardened sense of independence and a personal belief that you can take on anything, survive and win.”


“Great players and great companies don’t suddenly start hunching up, grimacing, and trying to “hit the ball harder” at a critical point. Rather, they’re in a mode, a zone in which they’re performing and depending on their “game,” which they’ve mastered over many months and years of intelligently directed hard work. There’s only so much thinking you can isolate and focus on during that kind of extreme competitive pressure. It has to be tactical more than a conscious effort to really “try harder.” You just want to function very well, up to your potential, effortlessly—do what you already know how to do at the level of excellence you’ve acquired—whether in making a presentation or coaching a game or anything else.”


“Everybody’s got an opinion. Leaders are paid to make a decision. The difference between offering an opinion and making a decision is the difference between working for the leader and being the leader.”


“We all have in our mind inspiring examples of individuals who persevered beyond the point of reason and common sense and prevailed. We tend to ignore the more numerous examples of individuals who persisted and persisted and finally failed and took everybody down with them because they would not change course or quit. We ignore them because we never heard about them.”


“You must be the best version of yourself that you can be; stay within the framework of your own personality and be authentic. If you’re faking it, you’ll be found out.”


“The trademark of a well-led organization in sports or business is that it’s virtually self-sustaining and self-directed—almost autonomous. To put it in a more personal way, if your staff doesn’t seem fully mobilized and energized until you enter the room, if they require your presence to carry on at the level of effort and excellence you have tried to install, your leadership has not percolated down.”


“Strong leaders don’t plead with individuals to perform.”


“Make each person in your employ very aware that his or her well-being has a high priority with the organization and that the well-being of the organization must be his or her highest professional priority.”


“The highest-paid, most talented people that you can go out and hire will not perform to their potential unless they feel as if they are part of something special—a family that treats them right.”


“It was always my goal to create and maintain a working environment both on and off the field that had a sense of urgency and intensity but did not feel like we were in constant crisis mode.”


“In evaluating people, I prize ego. It often translates into a fierce desire to do their best and an inner confidence that stands them in good stead when things really get rough. Psychologists suggest that there is a strong link between ego and competitiveness. All the great performers I’ve ever coached had ego to spare.”


“Extra effort,” in whatever form it takes (mental, physical, emotional), cannot be sustained without eventual damage and diminishing returns. There has to be a very acute awareness on your part as to the level of exertion and the toll it’s taking on those you lead.”


“By instinct we—leaders—want to run hard all the time; by intellect we know this is not possible. Reconciling those two positions in the context of leadership is an ongoing challenge.”


“Concentrate on what will produce results rather than on the results, the process rather than the prize.”


“Clear thinking and overly charged emotions are usually antithetical.”


“People matter most—more than equipment, investors, inventions, momentum, or X’s and O’s. People are at the heart of achieving organizational greatness.”


“Afford each person the same respect, support, and fair treatment you would expect if your roles were reversed. Deal with people individually, not as objects who are part of a herd—that’s the critical factor.”


“If you care about how you’re perceived by others, including the public, it’s good to remember the following: Criticism—both deserved and undeserved—is part of the territory when you’re the one calling the shots. Ignore the undeserved; learn from the deserved; lick your wounds and move on.”


“Calculated risks are part of what you do, but the idea that something completely crazy will work just because it’s completely crazy is completely crazy.”


“One of the common traits of outstanding performers—coaches, athletes, managers, sales representatives, executives, and others who face a daily up/down, win/lose accounting system—is that a rejection, that is, defeat, is quickly forgotten, replaced eagerly by pursuit of a new order, client, or opponent.”


“Nothing is more effective than sincere, accurate praise, and nothing is more lame than a cookie-cutter compliment.” 


“If you are worthy of emulation, you have left an unbelievable legacy. He was a great coach, a great friend, and I’m going to miss him terribly.” Former coach Dick Vermeil at Coach Bill Walsh Memorial Service


“I came to the San Francisco 49ers with a specific goal – to implement what I call the Standard of Performance. It was a way of doing things, a leadership philosophy, that has as much to do with core values, principles, and ideals as with blocking, tackling, and passing; more to do with the mental than with the physical.”


“The culture precedes positive results. It doesn’t get tacked on as an afterthought on your way to the victory stand. Champions behave like champions before they’re champions: they have a winning standard of performance before they are winners.”


“For me, the road had been rocky at times, triumphant too, but along the way I had never wavered in my dedication to installing – teaching – those actions and attitudes I believed would create a great team, a superior organization. I knew that if I achieved that, the score would take care of itself.”


“For me the starting point for everything – before strategy, tactics, theories, managing, organizing, philosophy, methodology, talent, or experience – is work ethic. Without one of significant magnitude you’re dead in the water, finished. I knew the example I set as head coach would be what others in the organization would recognize as the standard they needed to match (at least, most of them would recognize it). If there is such a thing as a trickle-down effect, that’s it. Your staff sees your devotion to work, their people see them, and on through the organization.”


“In building and maintaining your organization, place a premium on those who exhibit great desire to keep pushing themselves to higher and higher performance and production levels, who seek to go beyond the highest standards that you, the leader, set. The employee who gets to work early, stays late, fights through illness and personal problems is the one to keep your eye on for greater responsibilities.”


“All successful leaders know where we want to go, figure out a way we believe will get the organization there, and then move forward with absolute determination. We may falter from time to time, but ultimately we are unswerving in moving toward our goal; we will not quit. There is an inner compulsion – obsession – to get it done the way you want it done.”


“Victory is produced by and belongs to all. Winning a Super Bowl results from you whole team not only doing their individual jobs but perceiving that those jobs contributed to overall success. The trophy doesn’t belong just to a superstar quarterback or CEO, head coach or top salesperson. This is an essential lesson I taught the San Francisco organization: The offensive team is not a country unto itself, nor is the defensive team or the special teams, staff, coaches, or anyone in the organization separate from the fate of the organization. WE are united and fight as one; we win or lose as one.”

Four Leadership Tips From Bill Walsh from…

The Score Takes Care of Itself:  My Philosophy of Leadership, Amazon.com

1. Making The Best Of What You Have

“What assets do we have right now that we’re not taking advantage of?”

E.g: Walsh took inventory of his Bengals’ struggling offense which was undersized (meaning running the ball was a big challenge) and not capable of passing for long yardage (quarterback Virgil Carter could not throw very far) (though he could throw decently for short yardage).

Walsh then took stock of what he had to work with in terms of field real estate and had an uh-huh realization that they had 53.5 yards of width on the field (about half the distance of the length of the field) and the availability of 5 potential receivers.

Thus the West Coast Offense was born: the idea of throwing more often, to more receivers, for short yardage.

2. Good Leaders Give a Healthy Mix of Positive Criticism (not just negative/constructive criticism).

“If you’re growing a garden, you need to pull out the weeds, but flowers will die if all you do is pick weeds. They need sunshine and water. People are the same.

They need criticism, but they also require positive substantive language and information and true support to truly blossom.”

3. Good Leaders Look For These Five Qualities In Their Hires

1. A fundamental knowledge of the area they’ve been hired to manage
2. A relatively high — but not manic — level of energy and enthusiasm and a personality that is upbeat, motivated and animated.
3. The ability to discern talent in potential employees.
4. An ability to communicate in a relaxed yet authoritative — but not authoritarian — manner.
5. Unconditional loyalty to both you and other staff members.

4. The Four Most Powerful Words In Leadership

“I believe in you” (or equivalent words of your own).

Walsh writes that even Joe Montana (who already had a bunch of confidence) benefited from his coach telling him he believed in him.

Providing confidence to your team is perhaps the most powerful lever you can pull to help them optimize their performance.

And Walsh adds: And nobody will ever come back to you later and say “thank you” for expecting too little of them.

Wikipedia:   Bill Walsh

The book of coach, Seth Wickersham, ESPN.com


Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, November 20, 2014 – Ted Turner

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, November 20, 2014 – Ted Turner


“All my life people have said that I wasn’t going to make it.”


“I didn’t get here for my acting… but I love show business.”


“I see what keeps people young: work!”


“I’ve never run into a guy who could win at the top level in anything today and didn’t have the right attitude, didn’t give it everything he had, at least while he was doing it; wasn’t prepared and didn’t have the whole program worked out.”


“My son is now an ‘entrepreneur.’ That’s what you’re called when you don’t have a job.”


“There’s nothing wrong with being fired.”


“You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.”


“You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for.”


“Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise”


“Sports is like a war without the killing.”


“I didn’t care what, how much adversity life threw at me. I intended to get to the top.”


“I mean, there’s no point in sittin’ around and cryin’ about spilt milk. Gotta move on.”


“I know what I’m having ‘em put on my tombstone: ‘I have nothing more to say’.”


“Life is like a B-movie. You don’t want to leave in the middle of it but you don’t want to see it again.”


“The mind is just another muscle.”


“I’m a human being, just like everybody else. I’m up some days and down others. Some days, I just refuse comment. If I’m feeling a little down, I won’t say anything. But if I’m really up, I’ll let it all hang out. I do have a slight propensity to put my foot in my mouth.”


“I’m a millionaire, I guess, but I’m just a normal person and I like everybody, taxi drivers, whoever you are, to call me by my first name and talk to me on a man-to-man basis. I think the garbage collector is as important as the goddamned president.”


‘I’ve got a virtually limitless supply of bullshit.”

Wikipedia:  Ted Turner


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What Was That Question Asked To Will Muschamp At The Firing Press Conference on Monday? – Ron Zook and Will Muschamp Were Paid For FAILING Miserably at Their Jobs At Florida Somewhere in The Neighborhood Of = $20 Million Dollars – You Cannot Make This Stuff Up! – Who Will Florida AD Jeremy Foley Hire As the Next Head Football Coach At Florida? – We Think We Know And Here’s A Clue….

What was that question asked to Will Muschamp at the Firing Press Conference on Monday?


If any American was wondering why the American public is so ill-served by the US media they could have tuned into the….

“Will Muschamp Firing Press Conference”

….at Florida on Monday and would have no doubt been wondering when the media covering the Florida football program had the time to travel to Russia and learn how to…

Kiss People in Power’s Asses in a Royal Way!

What about this insane question…actually a statement…that was asked to Will Muschamp on Monday:

“You seem to be taking this whole thing (your firing) pretty well.”

What the Freaking Hell?

Memo to the Florida Media that don’t seem to know how to read a Win/Loss Record:

Will Muschamp has coached 47 games at Florida

Will Muschamp’s Win/Loss record in those 47 games at Florida is:

Overall:  27 – 20

SEC:  17 – 15

Will Muschamp has coached against 43 teams at Florida that had records of .500 or better in the year he played them and his records in those 43 games is….

13 – 20

Oh, what is Will Muschamp’s record at Florida against teams with LESS than .500 records in the year that he played them? Try…

14 – 0!

That’s right Will Muschamp’s winning percentage against teams with .500 or better record at FLORIDA is…




Bozo the Clown could have posted AT LEAST a…

.500 Winning Percentage at FLORIDA

…..against teams with .500 or better records and yet….

Will Muschamp will be paid for posting a .394 Winning Percentage against teams .500 or better records somewhere in the neighborhood of….

$16 Million Dollars!

Is that member of the media that covers Florida media still wondering why Will Muschamp was “taking his firing so well?”



The TRUTH is Will Muschamp FAILED miserably at the job he was hired to do and will be paid around….

$16 Freaking Million Dollars!

….for being a Complete FAILURE!

Sorry Will but the TRUTH is you cannot make this kind of stuff up!

Here’s the scary Damn thing for fans of Florida football which includes several people here at Coaches Hot Seat that have been following the Gators for over 25 years now:


Florida AD Jeremy Foley hired Ron Zook and Will Muschamp who together coached a combined SEVEN years at Florida and they posted combined Win/Loss records of….

Overall:  50 – 34  (.595)

SEC:  33 – 23  (.589)

….with Florida paying Will Muschamp and Ron Zook for those SEVEN years of Below Damn Average if not outright FAILING work somewhere around….

$20 Million Dollars!

Seriously….you cannot make this kind of stuff up because no one would believe you if you did!

Who will Jeremy Foley hire to be the next head football coach at Florida?

We don’t have a Freaking Clue because if you look at the three head coaches that have been hired at Florida since Foley took over as AD in the early 1990s…..

Ron Zook was a CRAZY hire!

Urban Meyer was the coach that everyone on the planet knew that Jeremy Foley was going to try and hire especially with the arrival of former University of Utah President Bernie Machen in Gainesville as President of UF ten months before Meyer was hired and we here at Coaches Hot Seat have had some interesting debates over the years on who Florida would have hired to replace Zook if Meyer had taken the Notre Dame instead of heading to Gainesville himself.

Will Muschamp was a Very Damn RISKY hire!

With no obvious choice sitting out there for Florida besides the two head coaches we would talk to first and which have evidently been ruled out in Gainesville…

Dan Mullen and Rich Rodriguez

….for some Very Damn Odd Reason that in our opinion has NOTHING to do with making Florida football into a winning program and has EVERYTHING to do with BIG EGOS we like other fans of Florida football are Damn nervous right now because….

Jeremy Foley has NO obvious choice to hire which judging by history means what’s coming next is…

A CRAZY hire!


A Very Damn RISKY hire!

…..for the next head football coach at Florida.

Actually….we do believe we do know who Jeremy Foley is targeting as the next head football coach of the Florida Gators and we are not going to write his name in this blog and put his chances of getting hired at Florida risk but we will give everyone a CLUE on who the next head football coach of the Gators will be and that CLUE is….






Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, November 19, 2014 – Henry Ford

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, November 19, 2014 – Henry Ford


“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”


“Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.”


“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”


“Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.”


“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”


“I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.”


“I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night.”


“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”


“If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.”


“Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.”


“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”


“The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.”


“There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.”


“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.”


“What’s right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity – intellect and resources – to do some thing about them.”


“Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.”


“You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others, who think that the world owes them a living. They don’t seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together.”


“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.”


“If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.”


“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.”


“I don’t know whether Napoleon did or did not try to get across there and I don’t care. I don’t know much about history, and I wouldn’t give a nickel for all the history in the world. It means nothing to me. History is more or less bunk. It’s tradition. We don’t want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker’s damn is the history we make today.”


“An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.”


“I will build a car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. But it will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one — and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure in God’s great open spaces.”


“The average man won’t really do a day’s work unless he is caught and cannot get out of it. There is plenty of work to do if people would do it.”


“A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.”


“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”


“It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages.”


“Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.”


“A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.”

Wikipedia Page:  Henry Ford

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Author Michael Lewis on the Dangers of Extreme Wealth Have Lessons for Modern Day College Football and Intercollegiate Athletics – Post Week 12 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 11 – 20 Hot Seat Coaches – Give These Overpaid and Crying Like Babies Hot Seat Coaches Hell Mr. Johnny Cash!

Famous author Michael Lewis (Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, The Big Short, Flash Boys, among some other great books) wrote a fascinating piece in The New Republic recently which goes a long way in explaining why rich people tend to get more greedy as they gather more money and resources and in our opinion confirms our suspicions that the now….

Massive Salaries in Intercollegiate Athletics

….leads to coaches, administrators, media people, and all kinds of various hangers-on that have done virtually NOTHING in their lives to justify making untold…

Millions and Millions of Dollars

….end up being worthless Bastards that sometimes end up taking down entire football programs and/or athletic programs with their arrogance and hubris.


That Michael Lewis piece in The New Republic is titled….

Extreme Wealth Is Bad For Everyone – Especially the Wealthy, Michael Lewis, The New Republic

….and it opens in a way that many people in sports today will recognize instantly as a TRUTH of life while at the same time those same people will also quickly grasp it is a TRUTH of life that their own selfish and greedy selves have Completely Freaking Forgotten!

“When I was fourteen I met a man with a talent for restoring a sense of fairness to a society with vast and growing inequalities in wealth. His name was Jack Kenney and he’d created a tennis camp, called Tamarack, in the mountains of northern New Hampshire. The kids who went to the Tamarack Tennis Camp mostly came from well-to-do East Coast families, but the camp itself didn’t feel like a rich person’s place: it wasn’t unusual for the local health inspectors to warn the camp about its conditions, or for the mother of some Boston Brahmin dropping her child off, and seeing where he would sleep and eat for the next month, to burst into tears. Kenney himself had enjoyed a brief, exotic career as a professional tennis player—he’d even played a doubles match on ice with Fred Perry—but he was pushing sixty and had long since abandoned whatever interest he’d had in fame and fortune. He ran his tennis camp less as a factory for future champions than as an antidote to American materialism—and also to the idea that a person could be at once successful and selfish. (You can still hear his quixotic suspicion of conventional success echoed in his grandson, the Olympic champion Bode Miller, who grew up on the campsite.)

Jack Kenney’s assault on teenaged American inequality began at breakfast the first morning. The bell clanged early, and the kids all rolled out of their old stained bunk beds, scratched their fresh mosquito bites, and crawled to the dining hall. On each table were small boxes of cereal, enough for each kid to have one box, but not enough that everyone could have the brand of cereal he wanted. There were Fruit Loops and Cheerios, but also more than a few boxes of the deadly dark bran stuff consumed willingly only by old people suffering from constipation. On the second morning, when the breakfast bell clanged, a mad footrace ensued. Kids sprung from their bunks and shot from cabins in the New Hampshire woods to the dining hall. The winners got the Fruit Loops, the losers a laxative. By the third morning, it was clear that, in the race to the Fruit Loops, some kids had a natural advantage. They were bigger and faster; or their cabins were closer to the dining hall; or they just had that special knack some people have for getting whatever they want. Some kids would always get the Fruit Loops, and others would always get the laxative. Life was now officially unfair.

After that third breakfast, Kenney called an assembly on a hill overlooking a tennis court. He was unkempt and a bit odd; wisps of gray hair crossed his forehead and he looked as if he hadn’t bathed in a week. He was also kind and gentle and funny, and kids instantly sensed that he was worth listening to, and wanted to hear what he had to say. “You all live in important places surrounded by important people,” he’d begin. “When I’m in the big city, I never understand the faces of the people, especially the people who want to be successful. They look so worried! So unsatisfied!” Here his eyes closed shut and his hands became lobster claws, pinching and grasping the air in front of him. “In the city you see people grasping, grasping, grasping. Taking, taking, taking. And it must be so hard! To be always grasping-grasping, and taking-taking. But no matter how much they have, they never have enough. They’re still worried. About what they don’t have. They’re always empty.” Eyes closed, talking as much to himself as to us, he described the life of not-so-quiet desperation until every kid on the hill wondered what this had to do with the two-handed backhand. Then he opened his eyes and finished: “You have a choice. You don’t realize it, but you have a choice. You can be a giver or you can be a taker. You can get filled up or empty. You make that choice every day. You make that choice at breakfast when you rush to grab the cereal you want so others can’t have what they want.” And then he moved on to why no one should ever hit a two-handed backhand—while every kid on the hill squirmed and reddened and glanced at each other, wondering if everyone else realized what an asshole he’d been.

On the fourth morning, no one ate the Fruit Loops. Kids were thrusting the colorful boxes at each other and leaping on the constipation cereal like war heroes jumping on hand grenades. In a stroke, the texture of life in this tennis camp had changed, from a chapter out of Lord of the Flies to the feeling between the lines of Walden. Even the most fantastically selfish kids did what they could to contribute to the general welfare of the place, and there was not a shred of doubt that everyone felt happier for it. The distinction between haves and have-nots, winners and losers, wasn’t entirely gone, of course. But it became less important than this other distinction, between the givers and the takers.”

Amen to that Michael Lewis and don’t ever change not that you ever would!

What the Hell does this latest piece by Michael Lewis….

Extreme Wealth Is Bad For Everyone – Especially the Wealthy, Michael Lewis, The New Republic

…have to do with intercollegiate athletics, college football, and Coaches on the Hot Seat you ask?

It has EVERYTHING to do with SOME people in intercollegiate athletics, college football, and Coaches on the Hot Seat and it goes right to the heart of what we have increasingly seen in recent years meaning in the EIGHT football seasons now that Coaches Hot Seat has been live on the Internet and covering college football and that “thing” we have been seeing is:

Increasingly there are Head Football Coaches as their salaries, compensation, and number of people immediately around them that spend most of their hours on this Earth kissing the Head Football Coach’s Precious Ass increase there has been a direct decrease in the…

Amount of Actual Damn REAL Work that these Head Football Coaches actually do!

….which no doubt surprises the Hell out of college football fans across America because….

If you pay someone more money meaning the case with College Head Football Coaches now making MASSIVE amounts of more money than they used to they will work harder at their jobs….right?

NO is the answer to that question as Michael Lewis points out in….

Extreme Wealth Is Bad For Everyone – Especially the Wealthy, Michael Lewis, The New Republic

….because the TRUTH is that as you pay people more and more MASSIVE amounts of money what do you think they spend more and more of their time on this Earth thinking about?

You got it!  MONEY!


What was it the Great Andrew Grove former Chairman and CEO of Intel said was a fundamental rule of business if you wanted both you and your company and likewise relative to this discussion for your college football team to survive?

Here it is….

“Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.”


Oh, but Andrew Grove, no doubt just like Paul “Bear” Bryant could not have possibly foreseen the situation where college head football coaches would be paid MASSIVE amounts of money whether they…

Actually Damn Succeeded in Their Jobs or Not

…..and as every human on this Earth can understand when you guarantee to pay other human beings MASSIVE amount of money whether they…..

Actually Damn Succeeded in Their Jobs or Not

….you end up with all kinds of Horseshit and thus we move onto the Post Week 12 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings where there are college head football coaches making MASSIVE amounts of money that are FAILING miserably at their jobs!

Post Week 12 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 11 – 20 Hot Seat Coaches

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

Give These Overpaid and Crying Like Babies Hot Seat Coaches Hell Mr. Johnny Cash!

Post Week 12 Coaches Hot Seat Ranking – 11 – 20 Hot Seat Coaches


11.  David Shaw, Stanford – In case you haven’t noticed the Stanford Football program is now in the middle of one of the….

All-Time Epic Crashes of a College Football Program

….in the history of college football in America which was confirmed again on Saturday when the Cardinal offense scored…

7 Points in Regulation

…..on that much vaunted Utah football team which was the same Utah football team that earlier this year gave up….

14 Points to Idaho State
27 Points to Fresno State
10 Points to Michigan
28 Points to Washington State
28 Points to UCLA
16 Points to Oregon State
21 Points to USC
16 Points to Arizona State
51 Points to Oregon

…and yet the mighty Stanford Cardinal offense could only score…

7 Points on the Utes?

Why you ask? Oh, that is an easy question to answer!

Read the above Michael Lewis piece again and throw in a Helluva lot of the Arrogance that Andrew Grove has been warning people about during his entire career in Silicon Valley and you will begin to understand what is going on within the Stanford Football right now because in our opinion Stanford Football is now collapsing because of one person and his….

Unbelievable Arrogance and Hubris

….who in our opinion has come to believe like many college head coaches in the early 21 st century that are surrounded by ass-kissers and sycophants on an almost 24 hour basis that he is….

God’s Gift to the Earth

…and that person is of course Stanford head coach David Shaw.


Stanford Football is now 5 – 5 on the season and is in danger of missing a bowl game after back-to-back Pac-12 Championship winning years because of what teams the Cardinal has left on their schedule….

At California

….and if Stanford Football does Totally and Completely Collapse and lose these last two games to finish an unimaginably before the season…

5 – 7

….it will David Shaw that will have taken down the Stanford Football program with his over-the-top Arrogance and Hubris even for Silicon Valley which is filled with some of the most Arrogant people on the Earth but we are not holding our breath on David Shaw possibly understanding how his own selfish actions have gutted the Stanford Football program….in our opinion….because how many people that believe they are…

God’s Gift to the Earth

…actually have it in them the ability to look and understand the Complete Freaking Disaster they have left in their wake?

Very Damn Few….Very Freaking Damn Few!

Expect the Complete Destruction of the Stanford Football program to continue in our opinion until either….

David Shaw is FIRED


David Shaw come to understand the world does not revolve around his Precious Ass and Shaw actually puts in few days of REAL Work and sitting in your office listening to Louis Armstrong is NOT REAL WORK!

In our humble opinion of course!


12.  Bobby Hauck, UNLV – The Complete Freaking Disaster that is the UNLV football season continued unabated on Saturday with a 42 – 23 loss to BYU which leaves head coach Bobby Hauck and the Rebels at…

2 – 9

…on the season with games left against…

At Hawaii

Oh, but there is a “Michael Lewis connected” story in Las Vegas as well because wasn’t it just earlier this year that Bobby Hauck was given a $200K raise?

Bobby Hauck lands ‘controversial’ raise, extension from UNLV, John Taylor, College Football Talk

YES…now the complete meltdown of UNLV football in 2014 is so Very Damn Explainable!

Hell, if UNLV gives Bobby Hauck another $200,000 raise the Rebels might go…

WINLESS in 2015

…if Bobby Hauck is around to coach UNLV in 2015 that is!

Get off your ass Bobby Hauck!


13.  Ron Turner, Florida International – Ron Turner’s FIU football team got its FOURTH win of the season over Middle Tennessee on Saturday which some in south Florida might consider to be a small victory of sorts….

FIU winning 4 football games

…..but with only North Texas left on the schedule for the Golden Panthers Ron Turner’s win/loss records at FIU in two seasons on the job now stand at….

Overall:  5 – 18

CUSA:  4 – 11

….and if that is good enough for the people that follow FIU football then why the Hell would we care?

We don’t care is the answer to that question.

14.  Paul Petrino, Idaho – Hey Idaho football is a tough job….BUT is it this tough?

Paul Petrino’s win/loss record in two seasons at Idaho:

2 – 20

In our opinion….NO!

Idaho is now 1 – 9 on the season and they have left to play a game against….

At Appalachian State

Got 1 – 10 Idaho?

More than likely so!


15.  Brady Hoke, Michigan – The Complete Freaking Disaster that is the Michigan Football Program in recent years got worse in the last few days with the arrest of Wolverine player Frank Clark on domestic violence charges which raised an interesting question for Hoke for at least one columnist in the state of Michigan:

Why was Frank Clark even still on Michigan team?, Rochelle Riley, Detroit Free-Press

Damn Good Question!

There is probably little doubt now that the new athletic director at Michigan will be looking for a new head football coach come December because there is only so far Michigan football can fall and still be a functioning member of the University of Michigan and with the Wolverines now at…..

5 – 5

…on the season with games left against….

At Ohio State

…the once “dream job” of Brady Hoke has turned into a…

Complete Nightmare

….and when the story of what actually happened with Michigan Football in recent years under both Brady Hoke and former AD Dave Brandon is finally written that is going to be fascinating reading indeed.


16.  Trent Miles, Georgia State – What does Georgia State expect from its football program under current head coach Trent Miles or anyone else for that matter?

Well, we have to imagine that Georgia State expects MORE than the…

1 – 21

….record that Miles has put-up in two years on the job that includes a 1 – 9 record in 2014 with games left against…

At Clemson
Texas State

Got 1 – 11 in 2014 Georgia State?

You are about to have it!


17.  Les Miles, LSU – It may not be discernible to everyone or even anyone beyond us for that matter but in our opinion the…

LSU football program is slipping

…and has been slipping on a very slow pace since the then undefeated LSU football team lost to and got humiliated by Alabama in the 2011 – 2012 Bogus BCS National Title game in New Orleans which as people that attended the game here at Coaches Hot Seat can report was…

One of the Boringest Football Games EVER played!

Is Boringest even a word?

Maybe not but it Damn sure explains that January 2012 Bogus BCS National Title Game between LSU and Alabama and getting back to the subject at hand….

The Declining LSU football program under Les Miles

….the shutout of and loss to Arkansas on Saturday by Les Miles and his LSU football team only confirms what we have thought for awhile now….

The LSU football program is slipping under Les Miles

….and if you again read the above piece by Michael Lewis in The New Republic you will understand in our opinion also what is going on at LSU where both Les Miles and his assistant coaches are being paid obscene amount of money and yet….

The LSU football program is getting worse.

Hmmmmm……….could it be that Les Miles and the LSU coaches are spending too much Damn time sitting around….

Counting all their newfound wealth


…and precious little time coaching the LSU football team and that is why…..

The LSU football program is slipping under Les Miles?

YES….in our opinion of course!

LSU is now 7 – 4 on the season and have left only a game…

At Texas A&M

….and this is a Hot Seat vs. Hot Seat Head Coach game because the LOSING coach will spend the entire 2014 – 2015 offseason near the top of the….

Coaches Hot Seat Rankings!

Coach ‘em up Les Miles and Kevin Sumlin!

18.  Todd Monken, Southern Miss – It REALLY was only THREE seasons ago that now North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora left Southern Miss after posting a win/loss record in 2011 of….

12 – 2

….and in the last three seasons under Ellis Johnson first and now Todd Monken second Southern Miss has posted a combined win/loss record of….

4 – 31


With the Southern Miss loss to Texas San Antonio last Thursday night the Golden Eagles dropped to…

3 – 8

….in 2014 and have a game left against….


Oh, these are the Hot Seat Days in Hattiesburg, Mississippi!


19.  Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State – With Mike Gundy pegged by some of the Vegas Boys as the next head coach at Florida….

Mike Gundy has the best odds to be Florida’s next coach, Kevin McGuire, College Football Talk

….the unanimous opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat is that….

We would not hire the Pompous Arrogant Ass Mike Gundy to wash our cars forget about coaching our football team!

Oh, here we have yet another college head football coach that in our opinion believes that he is….

God’s Gift to the Earth

….and what has God’s Gift to the Earth put up in terms of a record in the Big 12 Conference play over the past three seasons?

15 – 10!

Not exactly “Savior-Like” there Mike Gundy but then there are…

Lots of Stupid Damn People making Hiring and Firing Decisions at Major College Football Programs These Days

…and no doubt one of them might just want…

A Pompous Arrogant Ass that believes he is God’s Gift to the Earth

….as his head football coach but sure the Hell not us!

Oh, Oklahoma State is now…

5 – 5

….this season and have left on their schedule….

At Baylor
At Oklahoma

Hmmmmm…we know for Damn sure that the hard-working Art Briles will have his Baylor Bears ready for Oklahoma State but will Bob “Half-Time and Half-Ass” Stoops have the Sooners ready for the Bedlam Game?

Who the Hell knows since in our opinion Bob “Half-Time and Half Half-Ass” Bob Stoops who is making around $5 Million Dollars a year does less REAL work than a retiree in Palm Beach! 

Here’s to Baylor and Oklahoma destroying Oklahoma State and Mike Gundy and leaving…

The Pompous Arrogant Ass that believes he is God’s Gift to the Earth

….and his football team home during the bowl season!


20.  Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech – You will NEVER find us writing that Frank Beamer is a…

Pompous Arrogant Ass that believes he is God’s Gift to the Earth

….because Coach Beamer still works as hard today as he did 27 years ago when he first took over the Virginia Tech program and our only problem with Frank Beamer is if he has lost touch with the realities of modern day football and if the Hokies can still compete in big-time college football like they have for so many years during Beamer’s rein.

Virginia Tech is now 5 – 5 this season and have games remaining against…

At Wake Forest

….which are both teams that even an AVERAGE Hokies team would whip in most seasons so is even finishing with a record of….

7 – 5

…in 2014 enough to keep Frank Beamer on as the head coach at Virginia Tech for the 2015 season?

Well Coach Beamer….

Is your Virginia Tech football team going to DRAMATICALLY improve next season?

If not then why in the Hell would you coach the Hokies in 2015?

Lastly, relative to the above story by Michael Lewis….


Extreme Wealth Is Bad For Everyone – Especially the Wealthy, Michael Lewis, The New Republic

….a good friend of ours in the San Francisco Bay who was making a TON of money compared to most Americans….

Mid-Six Figures Roughly

….was lucky enough in recent years to go to work for a start-up that is now worth Billions of Dollars which has made our friend worth somewhere around….

$100 Million Dollars

……and recently on a trip to San Francisco he invited us over to he and his wife’s house in the North Bay where we found something rather interesting….

They were living in the same house in the same way that they lived for years when he was making Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars and who is now worth around $100 Million Dollars!

What is the essential lesson of our friend and the point of the piece above by Michael Lewis?

Not only can Money NOT Buy Happiness it is often Money that destroys lives and relative to what we do here at Coaches Hot Seat…

Destroys Coaches and Football Programs

What is the root of all evil? Money of course.

What is now the root of all mediocrity in college football with college head football coaches making Millions of Dollars a year often doing very Damn little REAL work to earn all that money?

Money of course.

Why is your college football team failing or even imploding at this very moment?

Go follow around your head football coach and see what he does all day to earn those Millions of Dollars a year and you will find something rather curious….

That head football coach often does LESS work today than he did when he was making $30,000 a year as a lowly assistant just a few years ago.

Memo to Many College Head Football Coaches Making Millions of Dollars A Year that are NOT Earning That Money:

Get Off Your Lazy Asses….NOW!



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

If this current trend of Lazy Ass College Head Football Coaches continues then the Lazy Ass College Head Football Coaches can look forward to a NEW ranking here at Coaches Hot Seat that we believe is way the Hell past due!

The Lazy Ass College Head Football Coach Ranking!

Guess what?

We know EXACTLY WHO would be No. 1 on the….

The Lazy Ass College Head Football Coach Ranking

….and that Coach better Damn get off his Lazy Ass right now and start coaching his football team before we REALLY Damn light his LAZY ass up for all the world to see!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, November 18, 2014 – Andrew Carnegie

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, November 18, 2014 – Andrew Carnegie


“Aim for the highest.”


“All honor’s wounds are self-inflicted.”


“And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.”


“Concentration is my motto – first honesty, then industry, then concentration.”


“Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.”


“Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.”


“He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.”


“I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.”


“Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.”


“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.”


“People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.”


“The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.”


“The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.”


“The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.”


“There is little success where there is little laughter.”


“There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.”


“Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”


“You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.”


“You must capture and keep the heart of the original and supremely able man before his brain can do its best.”

Wikipedia:  Andrew Carnegie

10 Rules of Success Andrew Carnegie Used To Become Incredibly Rich, Richard Feloni, Business Insider

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The Will Muschamp Firing at Florida – The Coaches Hot Seat View of the Will Muschamp Hiring in December 2010 – Post Week 12 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 1 – 10 Hot Seat Coaches – That’s Right! It’s Burning Ring of Fire Time for These Hot Seat Coaches! Give It To Them Straight Mr. Johnny Cash!

Before we get to the Post Week 12 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings Analysis a few words on Will Muschamp and Florida are in order….

The Will Muschamp Firing at Florida


In the month of August in 1990 a couple of future members of Coaches Hot Seat were in an incredibly hot Gainesville, Florida with our then landlord in Jacksonville, Florida who was more than happy to have a couple of US Navy guys renting his house since he knew Damn well we would get paid and thus the rent would be on time each month and as the three of us sat in a downtown Gainesville restaurant after seeing the new Head Football Coach at Florida….

Steve Spurrier


…putting his team through a practice one Coaches Hot Seat member said the obvious:

“Hell, with the talent on that field the Gators should start winning right away under Spurrier.”

Our then landlord who was a student at Florida in the 1960s when Steve Spurrier was the quarterback and on the way to winning the Heisman Trophy then also said what would become the obvious very shortly:

“Steve will win at Florida….and quick.”

It is impossible for us to forget the smile on our then landlord’s face when he first heard Steve Spurrier had been hired to coach the Gators and that smile was a Helluva lot bigger after seeing Florida practice under Spurrier which to our eyes looked like a Florida football team that was going to throw the football all over the park and fundamentally re-shape the SEC Conference for years to come.

The rest is of course history with Steve Spurrier posting the following records in 12 seasons at Florida:

Overall:  122 – 27 – 1 (.817)

SEC:  87 – 12 (.879)

6 SEC Conference Championships

1 National Championship


By comparison in the last four seasons the now fired Will Muschamp posted records of…

Overall:  27 – 20 (.574)

SEC:  17 – 15 (.486)

ZERO SEC Conference Championships

Oh by the way….as documented by our now Old Landlord the other day in the CHS Blog Will Muschamp’s record against teams with….

.500 or better records in the year that he played them at Florida

….is now after the loss to South Carolina on Saturday:

13 – 20 (.394)

In simple language the very nice guy, very Damn classy guy, and very Damn football coach Will Muschamp FAILED miserably as the head football coach at Florida over the last four seasons and will be paid roughly….

$16 Million Dollars


…by the University of Florida for that FAILURE so shed No Damn Tears for the incredibly wealthy Will Muschamp who was handed one a Top 5 Head Coaching job in college football and FAILED miserably at it.

As Joe Friday would say….Just the FACTS Ma’am and you just got THE FACTS!


We will freely admit we were somewhat shaky on the Will Muschamp hire at Florida from the start and wrote so almost 4 years ago now in the CHS Blog which sums up what we would write again on Muschamp’s tenure at Florida so why waste our time doing that again? A link to that CHS Blog post and the excerpt on Will Muschamp is below:

ESPN’s 30 – 30 Pony Excess Program and College Football and Basketball Today – Big Ten Conference New Division Names and Logo……Huh? These are Some Very Stupid People in the Big Ten! – Bogus BCS Conference Commissioners Get Together in New York – Will Muschamp and the Reality of Hiring New Leaders for Organizations is Always a Risk – Terry Bradshaw and his tribute to the Great Dandy Don Meredith – Godspeed to You Don Meredith! You Will Be Missed!, Coaches Hot Seat Blog, December 14, 2010

“Hiring New Leaders for Organizations is Always a Risk


Hiring a new leader of an organization whether it be for a corporation, city, school board or college football team is ALWAYS a risky proposition and one of the few ways to ever insure that there will be least some certainty of how a new leader will perform is if the leader has been in the same type of position before and has had the opportunity to learn from the inevitable mistakes that first time leaders always makes in their first leadership position.

The hiring of Will Muschamp as the head coach at Florida is a risk for AD Jeremy Foley because Muschamp is taking over a position that he has never held before and when he does make mistakes in handling players, the media, the boosters, the fans or anything else it will be magnified just because of the very big stage that is a college football program like Florida. We have heard Lou Holtz say many times that when he made a mistake as the head coach at William & Mary that no one noticed because very few people cared about William & Mary football, but that will not be the case for Muschamp at Florida, Wilson at Indiana, Embree at Colorado and for all of the coaches taking over I-A college football programs as first time head coaches.

The bigger the head coaching job the bigger the risk when hiring someone that has never been a head coach before and Florida is about as a high-profile football team as one can find in the country today so when Muschamp makes mistakes we will all know about it and if those mistakes are combined with losses on the field that exceed what is “acceptable” at Florida then that is when things can get very dicey. The standards for winning and championships at Florida are very high and the fan base, alumni and boosters expect the Gators to be in the hunt for the SEC title and national titles every year and if Muschamp falls below that standard he is going to find himself on the Hot Seat and on the Hot Seat in a hurry. If Will Muschamp loses to Georgia in Year 1 after the way the Gators have dominated Richt and the Bulldogs in recent years then Muschamp will find out in a hurry that the idea of being the head coach at Florida and the reality of leading Gator Nation are two different things entirely.

One thing that Will Muschamp is going to have to understand is that when Florida AD Jeremy Foley says that he looks forward to “working very closely with the new head coach just like I did with Urban” as Foley said during Meyer’s resignation news conference last week is that Jeremy Foley really means he will be working very closely with Will Muschamp.

A scene that we will never forget here at Coaches Hot Seat is from the 2007 season after the Florida – Georgia game when Georgia had beaten the Gators 42 – 30 which dropped the Florida record to 5 – 3 on the year and in Urban Meyer’s postgame press conference as Meyer was trying to explain how the Gators had lost to Georgia and how they now had 3 losses on the season sitting just to the left of Meyer at a table was Florida AD Jeremy Foley looking like a very unhappy man. Remember now that Meyer and Florida won the Bogus BCS national title in 2006, but a loss to Georgia and 3 losses up on the board in 2007 had the folks at Florida very worried and at the top of that list was UF AD Jeremy Foley. Of course, there is nothing wrong with being a hands-on manager that is involved in most decisions made with an organization, as long as the people being hired on know what they are getting themselves into and new Florida head coach Will Muschamp must understand that Foley and lots of other UF administration folks and the Gator fans will have a lot to say about Will Muschamp’s moves and decisions and someone with thin skin is not going to function very well in that kind of environment.

As for Will Muschamp the coach he is a very good coach and he has certainly learned a lot from the likes of Bill Oliver, Nick Saban, Tommy Tuberville and Mack Brown during his coaching career but Muschamp is still developing as a football coach and he takes over the Florida job without ever leading an entire organization and it is going to be a big challenge for Muschamp to take over all the responsibilities of being a head coach while still being able to be a good football coach.

If there is one phrase that we would use to describe Will Muschamp it would be “bull-headed.” There is nothing wrong with being “bull-headed” and there have been a lot of very successful leaders that were clearly “bull-headed” during their successful careers in government, business, sports, etc., but the downside to being “bull-headed” is that one often see things in black and white and a leader of an organization needs to see things from all angles because so many of his decisions affect so many other things that are often beyond his control.

Is Will Muschamp a good or great hire by Florida? Only time will tell because it would be impossible for anyone to claim that a guy that has never been a head coach, like Spurrier and Meyer were, is going to be a good or great head coach. We here at Coaches Hot Seat will learn along with everyone else that watches the Florida football program whether Will Muschamp was a good or great hire or not but we warn Muschamp that the standard that he now will have to coach to and meet is very high and if he falls short of that standard he will be out of a job just like Ron Zook was and in very short order as well.

Florida’s 2011 Football Schedule

Sept. 3 – Florida Atlantic – Gainesville

Sept. 10 – Alabama-Birmingham – Gainesville

Sept. 17 – Tennessee – Gainesville

Sept. 24 – Kentucky – Lexington, Ky.

Oct. 1 – Alabama – Gainesville

Oct. 8 – LSU – Baton Rouge, La.

Oct. 15 – Auburn – Auburn, Ala.

Oct. 29 – Georgia – Jacksonville

Nov. 5 – Vanderbilt – Gainesville

Nov. 12 – South Carolina – Columbia, S.C.

Nov. 19 – Furman – Gainesville

Nov. 26 – Florida State – Gainesville

With FAU, UAB and Furman out-of-conference and 7 home games in Gainesville any random idiot off the streets of Jacksonville, Florida could put 8 wins up on the board at Florida in 2011. A good coach could win 9 games easy. Anything less than 8 wins in 2011 and Will Muschamp will get his first taste of the HOT SEAT! Good Luck to you Will!”


Post Week 12 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 1 – 10 Hot Seat Coaches

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

That’s Right! It’s Burning Ring of Fire Time for These Hot Seat Coaches! Give It To Them Straight Mr. Johnny Cash!

Post Week 12 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 1 – 10 Hot Seat Coaches


1.  Kevin Wilson, Indiana – With Indiana’s loss to Rutgers on Saturday there is something working against Hoosiers head coach Kevin Wilson that is now impossible to ignore….

The Win/Loss Record of the fired head coach he replaced at Indiana = Bill Lynch

Bill Lynch was the head coach at Indiana for 4 seasons between 2007 and 2010 and Lynch put up win/loss records in those 4 seasons before being fired of:

Overall:  19 – 30 (.388)

Big Ten:  6 – 26 (.188)

Below is Kevin Wilson’s win/loss records in 4 seasons on the job in Indiana:

Overall:  13 – 33 (.283)

Big Ten:  5 – 25 (.167)

Enough said on that and with Indiana now at 2 – 7 on the season the Hoosiers have left on their schedule:

At Ohio State

Enough said on this subject.


2.  Tim Beckman, Illinois – With the loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday the Illini dropped to 4 – 6 on the season and left head coach Tim Beckman with the following scenario if he wants to hang onto his job in Champaign:

WIN your last two games against….

Penn State
At Northwestern

…or finish your third season at Illinois with no winning seasons, no bowl games, and win/loss records of:

Overall:  10 – 26

Big Ten:  2 – 22

YES…Tim Beckman and his Illini really need to…

BEAT Penn State on Saturday


BEAT Northwestern on November 29

Coach ‘em up Tim Beckman!

3.  Doug Martin, New Mexico State – New Mexico State had a BYE in Week 12 but the Aggies and their head coach Doug Martin now sit on are record of…

2 – 8

….and have these games remaining on their schedule:

La. Monroe
Arkansas State

Just our guess but it looks like New Mexico State will finish the season at…

2 – 10

…and that would put Doug Martin’s win/loss record at NMSU in two years on the job at….

4 – 20

Can you go 4 – 20 in two years on the job ANYWHERE in college football in 2014 and hang onto your job?

Not Very Damn Likely!


4.  Kliff Kingsbury, Texas TechWikipedia defines the Peter Principle as….

“The Peter Principle is a concept in management theory in which the selection of a candidate for a position is based on the candidate’s performance in his or her current role rather than on abilities relevant to the intended role. Thus, employees only stop being promoted once they can no longer perform effectively, and “managers rise to the level of their incompetence.””

…and although we have met thousands of people working in corporate America over the years that are the perfect definition of the Peter Principle the Peter Principle head coach in college football is no doubt…

Pretty Boy Kliff Kingsbury!

If you are getting the idea that we don’t like the Pompous Arrogant Ass Kliff Kingsbury you would be right because Kliff Kingsbury has no Damn right to act like a….

Pompous Arrogant Ass

….because what has he done exactly in his Precious Life on this Earth to possibly believe he has done nothing that any average Bum off the street couldn’t do as well?

Lose SIX games in two seasons as the offensive coordinator at Texas A&M when any random Bum off the street could have coached Johnny Manziel to SIX losses in two years on the job?

Please, Pretty Boy Kliff Kingsbury is making over $2 Million Dollars a year because he hit the lottery of Johnny Manziel deciding to attend Texas A&M before Kevin Sumlin and Pretty Boy Kliff Kingsbury ever stepped on campus at A&M in College Station and with the Peter Principle firmly in place Pretty Boy has posted a win/loss record of…

11 – 12

…in two years on the job and a record of 3 – 7 in 2014 with these games still to be played:

At Iowa State

Memo to College Athletic Directors:  BEFORE you hire someone for an important job like the head football coach at your school maybe you should make Damn sure the person you are hiring has…

Actually done something in their Precious Lives that any Bum off the street couldn’t have done also!

The REAL fear for Florida Fans: Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley will sit up in his bed in the next few weeks and suddenly yell out….


Just kidding Jeremy…..kind of!

5.  Paul Rhoads, Iowa State – No doubt Paul Rhoads is a nice guy, class act, good football coach, and a hard-working man BUT there is NO getting around the FACT that over the last two seasons on the job at Iowa State Rhoads has posted records of….

Overall:  5 – 16

Big 12:  2 – 13

….and nice guy or not that will land your rear-end on the Hot Seat!

Now at 2 – 7 on the season Rhoads and the Cyclones have left on their schedule….

Texas Tech
West Virginia

….and we see No Damn Reason at all why Iowa State can’t BEAT Texas Tech and West Virginia at home and then give TCU at least a game for awhile in the last game of the season.

Come on Paul….Coach up the Cyclones!


6.  Darrell Hazell, Purdue – Darrell Hazell and his Purdue football team had a BYE win Week 12 and with the Boilermakers now at….

3 – 7

….on the season they have left to play in 2014:

At Indiana

Just our opinion….BUT….we see No Damn Reason why Purdue doesn’t win their last two games over very average teams in Northwestern and Indiana.

Coach ‘em up Darrell!

7.  Bill Blankenship, Tulsa – Tulsa got destroyed by a much better UCF team on Friday night by the score of 31 – 7 and now at 2 – 8 on the season head coach Bill Blankenship and the Golden Hurricane have left to play games against…

At Houston
East Carolina

The way that Tulsa has been playing in 2014 that probably means the Golden Hurricane will finish the season at…

2 – 10

…and that would mean Bill Blankenship would post a win/loss record over the past two years at Tulsa of…

5 – 19

Oh, that is UGLY and a Helluva mess for the Tulsa football program that was one of the surging teams in major college football just a couple of years ago.


8.  Mike London, Virginia – Virginia was another team with a head coach on the Hot Seat that had a BYE in Week 12 and with Mike London’s UVA team now sitting on a record of 4 – 6 the Cavaliers have left on the schedule games against…

At Virginia Tech

With only ONE .500 or better season in what would be his FIFTH year on the job at Virginia does Mike London need to win these last two games to hold onto his job at UVA?

Well….the students, alums, and fans of Virginia football may be willing to accept AVERAGE football and certainly Mike London’s win/loss record in FIVE seasons on the job of….

22 – 37

…is AVERAGE at best and a Complete Freaking Disaster at worst and if we were alums at UVA but we would be going CRAZY right now but then that’s just us here at Coaches Hot Seat who expect a little more than AVERAGE at best and a Complete Freaking Disaster at worst for OUR football teams!

Come on Mike…Miami and Virginia Tech are AVERAGE teams at best and Virginia can BEAT both of these teams.


9.  Mike MacIntyre, Colorado – There was a terrific article on Sunday in the Boulder Daily Camera about former Colorado head coach Bill McCartney that is a must read for college football fans….

Game Changer: Bill McCartney’s 1994 Bombshell, Kyle Ringo, Boulder Daily Camera

….which documents how the Colorado football program got to its current PITIFUL state which includes current Buffs head coach Mike MacIntyre who has posted win/loss records of…

Overall:  6 – 16

Pac 12:  1 – 15

…over the past two seasons.

YES…Mike MacIntyre inherited a Helluva mess in Boulder as documented in the above Daily Camera news article BUT we expect more from Colorado football and we expect the Buffs to be getting better and better as each week passes under MacIntyre….Sorry but we just have not seen that week to week improvement yet with Colorado football.

The CU Buffs are now….

2 – 8

…on the season and have left to play games against…

At Oregon

….and we expect Colorado to play hard in both of their remaining games and give Utah a Helluva game in Boulder in the last game of the year….PERIOD.

Coach ‘em up Mike MacIntyre.

10.  Norm Chow, Hawaii – CONGRATS to Norm Chow and the Hawaii Warriors for getting their…


…of 2014 with this win coming on the road at San Jose State and with THREE WINS on the board Hawaii has left to play this season…

At Fresno State

Hell, if you can beat San Jose State on the road you sure the Hell can beat UNLV at home Warriors and get Norm Chow off the Hot Seat!

Keep Coaching Them Up Norm!


Hawaii Warriors football players play like Hell against UNLV!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, November 17, 2014 – Andrew Grove

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, November 17, 2014 – Andrew Grove


“Leaders have to act more quickly today. The pressure comes much faster.”


“Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.”


“So give me a turbulent world as opposed to a quiet world and I’ll take the turbulent one.”


“There is at least one point in the history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next level of performance. Miss that moment – and you start to decline.”


“It’s not enough to make time for your children. There are certain stages in their lives when you have to give them the time when they want it. You can’t run your family like a company. It doesn’t work.”


“A fundamental rule in technology says that whatever can be done will be done.”


“A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation.”


“You have to pretend you’re 100 percent sure. You have to take action; you can’t hesitate or hedge your bets. Anything less will condemn your efforts to failure.”


“Stressing output is the key to improving productivity, while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite.”


“Our biggest competition in achieving our ambitions, … is a television set.”


“Technology happens, it’s not good, it’s not bad. Is steel good or bad?”


“Your career is your business, and you are its CEO.”


“The Lesson is, we all need to expose ourselves to the winds of change”


“Strategic changes doesn’t just start at the top. It starts with your calender”


“The person who is the star of previous era is often the last one to adapt to change, the last one to yield to logic of a strategic inflection point and tends to fall harder than most.”


“If you’re wrong, you will die. But most companies don’t die because they are wrong; most die because they don’t commit themselves. They fritter away their valuable resources while attempting to make a decision. The greatest danger is in Standing still”


“Selectivity – the determination to choose what we will attempt to get done and what we won’t – is the only way out of the panic that excessive demands on our time can create.”


“Business success contains the seeds of its own destruction. The more Successful you are, the more people want a chunk of your business and then another chunk and then another until there is nothing”


“People in the trenches are usually in touch with impending changes early”


“It’s harder to be the best of class in several fields than in just one”


“How can you motivate yourself to continue to follow a leader when he appears to be going around in circles?”


“A strategic inflection point is a time in the life of business when its fundamentals are about to change. that change can mean an opportunity to rise to new heights. But it may just as likely signal the beginning of the end”


“As we throw ourselves into raw actions, our senses and instincts will rapidly be honed again”


“Just as you would not permit a fellow employee to steal a piece of office equipment worth $2,000, you shouldn’t let anyone walk away with the time of his fellow managers.”


“Bad companies are destroyed by crisis, Good companies survive them, Great companies are improved by them.”


“You need to try to do the impossible, to anticipate the unexpected. And when the unexpected happens, you should double the efforts to make order from the disorder it creates in your life. The motto I’m advocating is — Let chaos reign, then rein chaos. Does that mean that you shouldn’t plan? Not at all. You need to plan the way a fire department plans. It cannot anticipate fires, so it has to shape a flexible organization that is capable of responding to unpredictable events.”


“You have no choice but to operate in a world shaped by globalization and the information revolution. There are two options: adapt or die.”


“I think it is very important for you to do two things: act on your temporary conviction as if it was a real conviction; and when you realize that you are wrong, correct course very quickly”

Wikipedia:  Andrew Grove

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Sunday, November 16, 2014 – Jack Kemp

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Sunday, November 16, 2014 – Jack Kemp

We miss you Jack!


“Democracy without morality is impossible.”


“Every time in this century we’ve lowered the tax rates across the board, on employment, on saving, investment and risk-taking in this economy, revenues went up, not down.”


“Republicans many times can’t get the words ‘equality of opportunity’ out of their mouths. Their lips do not form that way.”


“There are no limits to our future if we don’t put limits on our people.”


“There is a kind of victory in good work, no matter how humble.”


“When people lack jobs, opportunity, and ownership of property they have little or no stake in their communities.”


“Winning is like shaving – you do it every day or you wind up looking like a bum.”


“Democracy is not a mathematical deduction proved once and for all time. Democracy is a just faith fervently held, commitment to be tested again and again in the fiery furnace of history.”


“Pro football gave me a good perspective. When I entered the political arena, I had already been booed, cheered, cut, sold, traded, and hung in effigy.”


“We have a chance to bring freedom to all of Asia, including China, and we should pursue it with a very positive engagement proposal of trade and strict adherence to human rights,”


“When people lack jobs, opportunity, and ownership of property they have little or no stake in their communities.”


“In 1984, Mario Cuomo of New York electrified the Democratic Convention with his tale of America as two cities, one rich and one poor, permanently divided into two classes. He talked about the rich growing richer and the poor becoming poorer, with the conclusion that class conflict, if not warfare, was the only result, and redistribution of wealth the solution.

With all due respect to Gov. Cuomo, he got it wrong. America is not divided immutably into two static classes. But it is separated or divided into two economies. One economy — our mainstream economy — is democratic and capitalist, market-oriented and entrepreneurial. It offers incentives for working families in labor and management. This mainstream economy rewards work, investment, saving and productivity. Incentives abound for productive economic and social behavior.

It was this economy, triggered by President Reagan’s supply-side revolution of tax cuts in 1981 that generated 21.5 million new jobs, more than four million new businesses, relatively low inflation and higher standards of living for most people. This economy has created more jobs in the past decade than all of Europe, Canada and Japan combined. And according to the U.S. Treasury, federal income taxes paid by the top 1% of taxpayers has surged by more than 80% to $92 billion in 1987 from $51 billion in 1981.

There is another economy — a second economy that is similar in respects to the East European or Third World socialist economies. It functions in a fashion opposite to the mainstream capitalist economy. It predominates in the pockets of poverty throughout urban and rural America. This economy has barriers to productive human and social activity and a virtual absence of economic incentives and rewards. It denies black, Hispanic and other minority men and women entry into the mainstream. This economy works almost as effectively as did hiring notices 50 years ago that read “No Blacks — or Hispanics or Irish or whatever — Need Apply.”

The irony is that the second economy was born of desire to help the poor, alleviate suffering, and provide a basic social safety net. The results were a counterproductive economy. Instead of independence, the second economy led to dependence. In an effort to minimize economic pain, it maximized welfare bureaucracy and social costs.” Wall Street Journal, June 12, 1990 – Jack Kemp in His Own Words, Wall Street Journal

Wikipedia:  Jack Kemp

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, November 15, 2014 – George S. Patton

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, November 15, 2014 – George S. Patton


“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.”


“Always do everything you ask of those you command.”


“Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.”


“Americans play to win at all times. I wouldn’t give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war.”


“Better to fight for something than live for nothing.”


“Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.”


“Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.”


“I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.”


“If a man has done his best, what else is there?”


“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”


“If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened.”


“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”


“Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.”


“The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That’s the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!”


“There is only one sort of discipline, perfect discipline.”


“We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.”


“You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.”

Wikipedia Page:  George S. Patton

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