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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, October 31, 2014 – Amos Alonzo Stagg

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, October 31, 2014 – Amos Alonzo Stagg

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“I pray not for victory, but to do my best.”

And

“To me, the coaching profession is one of the noblest and most far-reaching in building manhood. No man is too good to be the athletic coach for youth”

And

“All football comes from Stagg.” Knute Rockne

And

“Winning isn’t worthwhile unless one has something finer and nobler behind it.”

Wikipedia: Amos Alonzo Stagg

San Francisco Giants = World Series Champions! – THREE World Series Titles In FIVE Years Baby! – Going To San Francisco Giants Baseball Games at Candlestick Park in the….Mid-1970s! – Madison Bumgarner’s Performance No Damn Surprise To Anyone Here At Coaches Hot Seat! – Advice To Madison Bumgarner…Be Mindful Son – I Left My Heart In San Francisco

It would be impossible to overstate how PROUD a large number of Coaches Hot Seat members are tonight of the…

San Francisco Giants

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….baseball team which won its…

THIRD World Series Title

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….in FIVE years on Wednesday night and we are very PROUD for two very good reasons:

First…we LOVE the way the 2014 and 2012, 2012 San Francisco Giants baseball team…

Plays the Game of Baseball

…which in our minds is defined by one word….

TOUGH!

Maybe we are old-fashioned but we LOVE TOUGH people and by any measure we can think of the…

San Francisco Giants Baseball Team is TOUGH!

Secondly….although Coaches Hot Seat has expanded its membership in the last couple of years to include people all over America the core group of CHS members which includes about a dozen folks all grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and all were first taken to a San Francisco Giants baseball game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in the…

Early to Mid-1970s!

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YES…there are CHS members that first saw the San Francisco Giants play baseball in person over…

40 Years Ago

….and over the past 40 Years we have collectively attended Thousands of Giants Baseball Games and until 2010 we were not able to celebrate a…

World Series Championship

…and now the San Francisco Giants have gone and won…

THREE World Series Championships in FIVE Years!

NIRVANA for some reasons springs to mind!

Once again we give full-credit to manager Bruce Bochy and general manager Brian Sabean for holding together a Giants baseball team that suffered through a lot of injuries in 2014 that was leaking very badly by the end of the MLB Playoffs which just made it over the line for the World Series Title with Madison Bumgarner whipping those horses to the end!

Madison Bumgarner

That Madison Bumgarner has become one of the most dominating pitchers in baseball is No Damn Surprise to anyone here at Coaches Hot Seat because going back even before the Fall of 2010 and the Major League Playoffs/World Series what Madison Bumgarner was made of and what he could do on a big stage….

What About Those San Francisco Giants! – Now the SF Giants Unleash Their Secret Weapon….Madison Bumgarner Tonight….and We Have The Freak Tim Lincecum Ready To Go On Thursday Night! – OH MAMMA! – 85 Scholarship Limit = College Football Parity = Lots of Teams That Have A Legitimate Claim To Being The Best Team Each Season…Which Should Equal Postseason Playoff! – College Football’s BCS = Gymnastics and Figure Skating? – Well, Maybe Not Gymnastics But Figure Skating….YES! – The BCS Is Just A Beauty Pageant Run By Candy Asses and Computer Geeks – BCS = Twilight Zone? – ESPN Countdown and Rece Davis Might Look To The Twilight Zone For A New Opening! – Rece “I Love The Sound of Denny Chimes…” Davis – Post Week 7 Coaches Hot Seat Power Playoff Ranking….16-Team Postseason Playoff Tournament – Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone Episode To Serve Man = WAKE THE HELL UP!, October 20, 2010

Game 4 of World Series Tonight – SF Giants “Double Secret” Weapon on the Mound: Madison Bumgarner! – Go Giants! – Post Week 9 Observations, Statements and Questions – Happy Halloween to Everyone and Be Safe!, October 31, 2010, Coaches Hot Seat Blog

Madison “Fire on the Mountain” Bumgarner!  Helluva Job Son!

Some advice from Coaches Hot Seat to Madison Bumgarner:  You have had a Helluva run son and we want to see you keep it rolling, but as you go about your daily life mind what you say, what you do, who you hang out with, and who you trust because with fame will come with people….BAD PEOPLE….that will attempt to undermine all that you have worked your ass off for.  Remember this Madison….San Francisco is such a special place because it welcomes all kinds of people that can do whatever the Hell they want to do with their lives….within the rules of law of course….and don’t forget that your unique personality is no Damn different than some of the other odd characters and people that live in San Francisco and just as they have welcomed and even championed you in San Francisco….don’t let someone…one of those BAD PEOPLE….put you in a place where you would do anything but recognize San Francisco and even America is about choosing how YOU want to live YOUR life.  With that Two Cents out of the way that was a Helluva job son now take a well-earned rest and be ready to go again in March!

Congratulations again to the WORLD CHAMPIONS the…

San Francisco Giants

…and let’s WIN another World Series Title in 2015 and make it…

FOUR World Series Title in SIX Years!

See Ya San Francisco Giants in Scottsdale, Arizona for Spring Training in about 5 Months!

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There is only one way to end this CHS Blog post properly and that is with the Great Tony Bennett singing….What Else?….I Left My Heart in San Francisco!

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, October 30, 2014 – Ernest Shackleton

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, October 30, 2014 – Ernest Shackleton

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“By endurance we conquer.”

And

“Difficulties are just things to overcome, after all.”

And

“Superhuman effort isn’t worth a damn unless it achieves results.”

And

“We had seen God in His splendors, heard the text that Nature renders. We had reached the naked soul of man.”

And

“Optimism is true moral courage.”

And

“Leadership is a fine thing, but it has its penalties. And the greatest penalty is loneliness.”

And

“A man must shape himself to a new mark directly the old one goes to ground.”

And

“I have often marveled at the thin line which separates success from failure.”

And

“You often have to hide from them not only the truth, but your feelings about the truth. You may know that the facts are dead against you, but you mustn’t say so.”

And

“If you’re a leader, a fellow that other fellows look to, you’ve got to keep going.”

And

Shackleton’s Leadership of the Endurance Expedition, Charles Chappell, Wharton Exeutive MBS Program (pdf)

Lessons in Leadership

1. Put your people first
2. Be flexible in tactics
3. Choose your people carefully – for character, not just competence
4. Sustain optimism in the face of adversity
5. Lead by example
6. Strive for equal treatment
7. Exercise caution in pursuit of the goal
8. Balance optimism with realism

And

Leadership Lessons From the Shackleton Expedition, Nancy F. Koehin, New York Times

Wikipedia: Ernest Shackleton

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THREE More Things For College Football Week 10 – College Football Playoff Committee’s First Rankings – Memo to Florida AD Jeremy Foley: The “Problem” At Florida – Nick Saban Sold His Family’s House to Alabama Boosters? What the Hell?

THREE More Things for College Football Week 10

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1.  The First EVER Rankings of the College Football Playoff Committee

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We are pretty much WHATEVER on the first ever rankings of the College Football Playoff Committee which looked like this:

1.  Mississippi State – 7-0
2.  Florida State – 7-0
3.  Auburn – 6-1
4.  Ole Miss – 7-1
5.  Oregon – 7-1
6.  Alabama – 7-1
7.  TCU – 6-1
8.  Michigan State – 7-1
9.  Kansas State – 6-1
10.  Notre Dame – 6-1
11.  Georgia – 6-1
12.  Arizona – 6-1
13.  Baylor- 6-1
14.  Arizona State – 6-1
15.  Nebraska – 7-1
16.  Ohio State – 6-1
17.  Utah – 6-1
18.  Oklahoma – 5-2
19.  LSU – 7-2
20.  West Virginia – 6-2
21.  Clemson – 6-2
22.  UCLA – 6-2
23.  East Carolina – 6-1
24.  Duke – 6-1
25.  Louisville – 6-2

Now let’s see here…of the 4 SEC Conference teams in the Top 6 Teams what are their best wins?

No. 1 Mississippi State over a TWO loss LSU team? Big Whoop!

No. 3 Auburn over a Kansas State team that will probably end up with THREE losses? Uhhh…Not Much of a Big Deal!

No. 4 Ole Miss over an Alabama team that struggled to beat an Arkansas team that hasn’t won an SEC game in two seasons? Hotty Notty!

No. 6 Alabama over a West Virginia team that has TWO losses? Burn A Couch….Not!

One thing about the SEC Conference teams in 2014 especially in the SEC Western division the Top four teams of Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi, and Mississippi State are very closely matched teams that will no doubt inflict a lot of pain on each other down the stretch of the college football season not counting those four teams playing the below powerhouse match-ups in November!

Mississippi State vs. UT Martin on November 8 – Oh, that’s a tough one…NOT!

Auburn vs. Samford on November 22 – Tight game no doubt…NOT!

Ole Miss vs. Presbyterian on November 8 – The Coaches Hot Seat Flag-Football team could beat Presbyterian!

Alabama vs. Western Carolina on November 22 – Be Proud Bama Fans!

Why are the SEC Conference Coaches, AD, and Administrators so afraid of a NINTH SEC Conference Game?

Because they love them some CUPCAKES in November and they are GUTLESS!

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Oh, fans of SEC football…those CUPCAKE games in November will matter in 2014 so get ready to Cry Like Babies!

We have no doubt the College Football Playoff Committee Rankings will have all kinds of changes between now and early December and it will be highly entertaining watching people fret and worry and YES…even cry like babies over how their teams are ranked which we have to say is…

Mighty Damn Entertaining!

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One team that we note is missing from the above College Football Playoff Committee Top 25 Rankings is…

Stanford

….and we warned the Cardinal coaches including David Shaw back in early September after the home loss to USC that things were amiss on The Farm…

Even Thomas Jefferson Couldn’t Help Angry Coaches Hot Seat Members in the Aftermath of Stanford’s Loss to USC on Saturday – What the Hell Was That David Shaw? – Get the Stanford Football Team Ready To Play David Shaw….PERIOD., September 7, 2014, Coaches Hot Seat Blog

…BUT did the Stanford coaches listen?

Of course the Hell not because these folks coaching Stanford Football have…

NEVER BEEN WRONG in their Precious Lives on the Earth!

As we recently wrote in this CHS Blog if Stanford had just an….

Average Offense in 2014

….they would be 8 – 0 right now and in the Top 4 of the College Football Playoff BUT NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO because David Shaw is as hard-headed as any coach in the game of football in America right now and thus Stanford is now sitting at….

5 – 3

….and headed to Eugene to play the Oregon Ducks where dozen-plus Coaches Hot Seat members will be in Duck Country come Friday and Saturday to see this debacle in Autzen unfold first-hand!

In a season when Stanford Football should have finished…

10 – 2

….at worst the Cardinal is staring straight at…

7 – 5

…or worse and Stanford head coach David Shaw is looking right at an extended period of being on the Hot Seat that will put his head coaching future on ANY level going into the future in serious Damn doubt.

2.  The “Problem” with the Florida Football Head Coaching Job

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With Florida football on the verge of firing a SECOND head coach in the last decade…

Ron Zook and Will Muschamp

….we here at Coaches Hot Seat feel we must send a message in this public forum to someone that we cannot reach privately for some reason and that someone is…

Florida AD Jeremy Foley

A few Coaches Hot Seat members while serving in the US Navy in Jacksonville first met Jeremy Foley in the late 1980s when he was first taking over the athletic director’s job at Florida and our opinion of Foley then and today really hasn’t changed all that much and that opinion is:

Hard-Working, Straight-Forward, Demanding, Perfectionist that likes….make that LOVES….to WIN

With that being said we have talked to lots of people in college football over the past couple of decades and it is our opinion that Jeremy Foley actually makes the Florida head football coaching job harder than it should be which was best summed up the other night by a Coaches Hot Seat member when he said:

“There are two jobs as the head football coach at Florida. Coach the Florida football team and manage all the BS comes with working for Jeremy Foley.”

We haven’t been in the Florida athletic complex in Gainesville for a few years now but it was widely reported a few years ago that Urban Meyer and Jeremy Foley had adjoining offices and that they talked throughout the day on just about anything and everything and although that may have been a great set-up for Urban Meyer IF we were the head coach at a school like Florida we would want…

The Athletic Director’s office on the Other Side of the Freaking Building!

Maybe that is just us BUT for our employees especially people that are hired to do high-pressure and demanding jobs we want to do everything in our power to make sure they have the resources to do their job successfully and for Damn sure once we find the person we believe is right for the job we want to do everything possible to….

Stay the Hell Out of Their Way!

…and let them do what we hired them to do which is to SUCCEED in their jobs!

Memo to Jeremy Foley:  A boss….especially a boss like you Jeremy that is very high strung and hates to lose can become so involved and so close to the head coach and football program at Florida that you actually make the job harder than it has to be and in our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat YOU Jeremy Foley have over-managed and in some ways micro-managed Will Muschamp’s tenure as the head coach at Florida and whether that is true or not we are very Damn confident Will Muschamp would never say that or ever try to use it as an excuse for why the Florida football program has floundered under Muschamp’s watch over the past four seasons.

Our recommendation to Jeremy Foley: IF you have to fire Will Muschamp and hire a new head coach….

Hire Him and Get the Hell Out of His Way!

3.  Alabama Boosters Bought Nick Saban’s House in 2013 for $3 Million Dollars?

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One of the more interesting stories this week was this one out of Alabama….

Nick Saban sold home to Crimson Tide Foundation for $3.1 Million in 2013, Kent Faulk, al.com

….and it is interesting because one of the financial planners here at Coaches Hot Seat which is a fancy word for….

Glorified Stock Broker

….made the interesting observation that:

“In the last decade Nick Saban has been paid something north of $30 Million Dollars which is over $20 Million Dollars AFTER TAXES and Saban is selling his family’s home to the boosters of the Alabama football program for $3 Million Dollars? How the Hell does that make any sense?”

Kent Faulk in the above al.com story writes:

“The foundation, a nonprofit group founded in 2003, provides money for scholarships, endows coaching positions and has provided money for the renovation or construction of athletic facilities.

The University of Texas reportedly talked to Saban’s agent days after the championship game against Notre Dame in January 2013. Texas’ attempts to lure Saban away, however, were not made public until later.

Texas was ready to pay Saban more than $100 million over the life of a contract to lure him away, ESPN sports talk show host Paul Finebaum wrote in his book “My Conference Can Beat Your Conference: Why the SEC Still Rules College Football.”

Phelps, however, said buying the house was something the foundation could do for the coach and wasn’t tied to any specific win or attempt by another school to attract him away from the university.”

So someone from the University of Texas inquired about hiring Nick Saban in early 2013 BEFORE Mack Brown’s last year at the school and that somehow led to the boosters at Alabama buying Saban’s house which the above news article hints at?

Question:  Why would ANYONE that has banked over $20 Million Dollars need someone or even would want someone to buy his family’s house for $3 Million Dollars because it seems to us the Last Damn Thing someone that was making a Helluva lot of money like Nick Saban has and continues to make…

$7 Million Dollars In 2014

….would want is for someone else especially the people that would hire and fire an employee to own the house that he and his family live in.

We don’t have a clue what is going on in Tuscaloosa with Nick Saban and his family now living in a house he does not own but we have countless personal example of friends that have made Freaking Fortunes in Silicon Valley over the last 25 years that somehow got themselves into terrible investments combined with spending money like it would be falling from Heaven forever which believe it or not has led to some spectacular downfalls.

One friend of ours in particular who sold his tech company to what will be an unnamed BIG tech company in Silicon Valley for $100 Million Dollars about a decade ago and who we know personally banked north for $50 Million Dollars was recently involved in a divorce dispute with his now ex-wife and in their divorce proceedings it came out he and his wife had in 2013….

Net Assets of $5 Million Dollars

Net Liabilities of $10 Million Dollars

What the Hell?

Well, we recently ran in that friend of ours and one of us just flat-out asked him what the Hell was going on and if he needed any help and he says to us:

“It was just lots of bad investment decisions and my wife and I spending money like we had more than we could ever spend. Houses, cars, trips…all kinds of Bullshit we don’t even use or wear or even have anymore and in the end we were fighting not over our assets but over how we would divide up what we owed.”

What exactly causes people with Millions of Dollars to spend money like drunken sailors and sometimes blow what they have spent their whole life earning?

Who the Hell knows BUT the Members of Coaches Hot Seat are very fortunate to have incredible wives that have their heads screwed on straight and say things like…

“What kind of Moron spends $30,000 on a purse?” while shopping in Italy.

…and does things like…

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Makes homemade lasagna for 25 which included homemade bread and 15 bottles of incredible wine for the unbelievable total cost of…

$300!

$300 Dollars to feed 25 people with 15 bottles of incredible wine?

It be so!

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Getting back to Nick Saban is there anyone out there that believes that if they were making and had made the kind of money that Nick Saban has made over the last decade that they would allow someone else to own the house that you and your family lived in?

Not the Hell us!

What is really interesting is this Regions Financial TV commercial with Nick Saban sending a very sensible message to the actor in the commercial AND to….anyone else Nick Saban might know?

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, October 29, 2014 – Francis Ford Coppola

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, October 29, 2014 – Francis Ford Coppola

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“A number of images put together a certain way become something quite above and beyond what any of them are individually.”

And

“Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites chaos.”

And

“Art depends on luck and talent.”

And

“I became quite successful very young, and it was mainly because I was so enthusiastic and I just worked so hard at it.”

And

“It’s ironic that at age 32, at probably the greatest moment of my career, with The Godfather having such an enormous success, I wasn’t even aware of it, because I was somewhere else under the deadline again.”

And

“The stuff that I got in trouble for, the casting for The Godfather or the flag scene in Patton, was the stuff that was remembered, and was considered the good work.”

And

“You have to really be courageous about your instincts and your ideas. Otherwise you’ll just knuckle under, and things that might have been memorable will be lost.”

And

“You ought to love what you’re doing because, especially in a movie, over time you really will start to hate it.”

And

“I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians.”

And

“I believe that filmmaking – as, probably, is everything – is a game you should play with all your cards, and all your dice, and whatever else you’ve got. So, each time I make a movie, I give it everything I have. I think everyone should, and I think everyone should do everything they do that way.”

And

“I associate my motion picture career more with being unhappy and scared, or being under the gun, than with anything pleasant.”

And

“The essence of cinema is editing. It’s the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy.”

And

On his film, “Apocalypse Now”, at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival: “My movie is not about Vietnam… my movie is Vietnam.”

And

“Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites chaos.”

And

“Lots of people have criticized my movies, but nobody has ever identified the real problem: I’m a sloppy filmmaker.”

And

“The Godfather changed my life, for better or worse. It definitely made me have an older man’s film career when I was 29. So now I say, ‘If I had my older career when I was young, as an older man, maybe I can have a young film-maker’s career.'”

And

“Brando wants to do what you want, but he wants people to be honest and not try to manipulate him.”

And

“Marlon was never hard to work with. His behaviour was a little eccentric on the set. He was like a bad boy and did what he wanted. But as an actor he was never hard to work with.”

And

“I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country.

Men, all this stuff you’ve heard about America not wanting to fight, wanting to stay out of the war, is a lot of horse dung. Americans, traditionally, love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle. When you were kids, you all admired the champion marble shooters, the fastest runners, big league ball players, the toughest boxers. Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser. Americans play to win all the time. I wouldn’t give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost and will never lose a war, because the very thought of losing is hateful to Americans.

Now, an army is a team. It lives, eats, sleeps, fights as a team. This individuality stuff is a bunch of crap. The bilious bastards who wrote that stuff about individuality for the Saturday

Evening Post don’t know anything more about real battle than they do about fornicating.

Now, we have the finest food and equipment, the best spirit, and the best men in the world. You know, by God I, I actually pity those poor bastards we’re going up against, by God, I do.

We’re not just going to shoot the bastards; we’re going to cut out their living guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks. We’re going to murder those lousy Hun bastards by the bushel.

Now, some of you boys, I know, are wondering whether or not you’ll chicken out under fire. Don’t worry about it. I can assure you that you will all do your duty.

The Nazis are the enemy. Wade into them. Spill their blood. Shoot them in the belly. When you put your hand into a bunch of goo that a moment before was your best friend’s face, you’ll know what to do.

Now there’s another thing I want you to remember: I don’t want to get any messages saying that we are holding our position. We’re not holding anything. Let the Hun do that. We are advancing constantly and we’re not interested in holding onto anything except the enemy. We’re going to hold onto him by the nose and we’re going to kick him in the ass. We’re going to kick the hell out of him all the time and we’re going to go through him like crap through a goose.

Now, there’s one thing that you men will be able to say when you get back home. And you may thank God for it. Thirty years from now when you’re sitting around your fireside with your grandson on your knee, and he asks you: “What did you do in the great World War II?” You won’t have to say, “Well, I shoveled shit in Louisiana.”

Alright, now, you sons-of-bitches, you know how I feel. Oh… I will be proud to lead you wonderful guys into battle anytime, anywhere.

That’s all.” Opening Speech by George C. Scott playing General Patton in move Patton

And

“It was here. The battlefield was here. The Carthaginians defending the city were attacked by three Roman Legions. The Carthaginians were proud and brave but they couldn’t hold. They were massacred. The Arab women stripped them of the tunics and swords, and lances. And the soldiers lay naked in the sun. 2000 years ago. I was here. (Looking at Bradley) You don’t believe me, do you Brad?

You know what the poet said:
‘Through the travail of ages,
Midst the pomp and toils of war,
Have I fought and strove and perished
Countless times upon a star.
As if through a glass, and darkly
The age-old strife I see—
Where I fought in many guises, many names—
but always me.’
Do you know who the poet was? Me.” Battle of Carthage Scene, movie Patton

And

“All Mighty and most merciful Father, We humbly beseech Thee, of thy great goodness to restrain this immoderate weather with which we have had to contend. Grant us fair weather for battle. Graciously hearken to us as soldiers who call upon Thee that, armed with Thy power, we may advance from victory to victory, and crush the oppression and wickedness of our enemies and establish Thy justice among men and nations. Amen.” Weather Prayer, move Patton

Wikipedia: Francis Ford Coppola

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Two Things Early in the College Football Week 10 – The Florida Football Head Coaching Job and Bozo the Clown – College Football Playoff First Rankings

Two Things Early in the College Football Week 10

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1.  Florida AD Jeremy Foley “doesn’t want to fire Will Muschamp?”

We listen very closely to what members of the media say because often they are talking to decision-makers “off the record” about important issues of the day and we must have heard a half-dozen media members say something on Monday to the effect of…

Jeremy Foley and the people at Florida “really don’t want to fire Will Muschamp.”

What the Hell?

Most everyone here at Coaches Hot Seat had been fired themselves or has had to fire someone during their working lives and it is never a pleasant experience to get fired or to fire someone BUT please can someone explain to us when the hiring or firing of a head football coach at a place like the University of Florida is related to anything beyond…

The Coach’s Job Performance both on and off the field?

Here’s the TRUTH about the Florida head coaching job:

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Bozo the Clown could EASILY average winning SEVEN games a year at Florida and anything below an average of SEVEN wins a season is so far below what a good or especially great coach could do at a place like Florida even flirting with the SEVEN win mark a season is reason enough to fire a coach!

Will Muschamp’s win/loss record at Florida in his FOURTH season on the job:

25 – 19

Due to the Idaho game cancellation which to us is still one of the most Bogus things to happen in college football in 2014 Florida will only play 11 games this season and thus has only five games left on the schedule:

Georgia – Jacksonville
Vanderbilt
South Carolina
Eastern Kentucky
At Florida State

Let’s say for a minute that Florida won out the rest of their games in 2014 and let’s give the Gators a win over Idaho as well then Will Muschamp will have ended the season with a 4-year record of…

31 – 19

….which is still just an average of…

7.75 Wins A Season

Uhhh….that is barely above what Bozo the Clown could have done coaching Florida over the last 4 seasons because we still are talking about FLORIDA right where a head coach could land Top 5 recruiting classes just sleepwalking through the entire recruiting season….right?

RIGHT!

2.  The College Football Playoff and First Rankings of the 2014 Season

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We here at Coaches Hot Seat have written so much over the years about the….

Bogus and Un-American BCS

…that we are still just so thrilled that the College Football Playoff is in place for the 2014 college football season that we could really care less about the initial rankings of the team that is due out later today which really means….

Nothing At All

….because there is so much football still to be played this season.

In our opinion and because of our experience working in the Real World as opposed the fantasyland of the news media and people that have worked on college campuses for most if not all of their lives on this Earth we believe that the College Football Playoff committee will make every attempt to balance out the 4-Teams it selects for the Playoff each season and that it will take an “extraordinary” event to include more than ONE team from any ONE conference in any given season.

With that in mind our guess on what will be the initial 4 Top Ranked Teams in the College Football Playoff Ranking are:

Mississippi State
Florida State
Oregon
Michigan State

Just our guess.

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We would like to give kudos to Bill Hancock who infamously was the lead PR flack for the Bogus and Un-American BCS for many years and who has done a very nice job of setting-up and running the College Football Playoff organization which hasn’t surprised us at all since Bill Hancock has always just put his head down and done his work whenever something has been handed to him to do. Bill Hancock is like the very valuable worker at any successful organization that is always “there” meaning he or she is always on the job doing their work no matter what is swirling around the company or organization at any moment and as everyone that runs a company knows people like Bill Hancock are the most valuable workers of all!

Great job Bill!

Whatever the Top 4 and Top 25 Teams put out by the College Football Playoff committee are later today it is all just theater which creates more interest in the game of football and we are all for that so…

Rank Those Teams Boys and Girls!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, October 28, 2014 – Thomas Edison

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, October 28, 2014 – Thomas Edison

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“Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!”

And

“Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.”

And

“Discontent is the first necessity of progress.”

And

“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”

And

“His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define; Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine.”

And

“One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But… I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.”

And

“I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.”

And

“I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.”

And

“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.”

And

“It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.”

And

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

And

“Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That’s not the place to become discouraged.”

And

“The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.”

And

“The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.”

And

“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.”

And

“There is no substitute for hard work.”

And

“There’s a way to do it better – find it.”

And

“What you are will show in what you do.”

And

“Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.”

And

“Anything that won’t sell, I don’t want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.”

And

“I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists – proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision.”

And

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

And

“Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.”

And

“During all those years of experimentation and research, I never once made a discovery. All my work was deductive, and the results I achieved were those of invention, pure and simple. I would construct a theory and work on its lines until I found it was untenable. Then it would be discarded at once and another theory evolved. This was the only possible way for me to work out the problem. … I speak without exaggeration when I say that I have constructed 3,000 different theories in connection with the electric light, each one of them reasonable and apparently likely to be true. Yet only in two cases did my experiments prove the truth of my theory. My chief difficulty was in constructing the carbon filament. . . . Every quarter of the globe was ransacked by my agents, and all sorts of the queerest materials used, until finally the shred of bamboo, now utilized by us, was settled upon.” On his years of research in developing the electric light bulb

And

“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”

And

“If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill. The element that makes the bond good, makes the bill good, also. The difference between the bond and the bill is the bond lets money brokers collect twice the amount of the bond and an additional 20%, whereas the currency pays nobody but those who contribute directly in some useful way. … It is absurd to say our country can issue $30 million in bonds and not $30 million in currency. Both are promises to pay, but one promise fattens the usurers and the other helps the people.”

And

“I believe in the existence of a Supreme Intelligence pervading the Universe.”‘

And

“We don’t know a millionth of one percent about anything.”

And

“I find out what the world needs. Then, I go ahead and invent it.”

And

“I owe my success to the fact that I never had a clock in my workroom. Seventy-five of us worked twenty hours every day and slept only four hours — and thrived on it.”

Wikipedia: Thomas Edison

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Post Week 9 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – It’s Halloween Week Johnny Cash So Scare the Hell Out of These Hot Seat Coaches!

Post Week 9 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

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It’s Halloween Week Johnny Cash so Scare the Hell out of these Hot Seat Coaches!

Post Week 9 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

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1.  Will Muschamp, Florida – The most amazing thing about the 2014 season for Will Muschamp and the Florida Gators is that the Gators are only…

A 3-overtime win over Kentucky

A 1-point win over Tennessee

…from being at 1 – 5 right now instead of 3 – 3 which says more about the current state of the Florida football program than almost anything we could possibly write.

With the Georgia Bulldogs in the World’s Largest Cocktail Party this week for the Gators this will be Muschamp’s….

45 th Football Game

….as the head football coach at Florida with win/loss records of…

Overall:  25 – 19 (.568)

SEC:  15 – 14 (.517)

…on the board and as bad as the above win/loss records are a very good question to ask:

Is the Florida football program/team better today than it was when Will Muschamp was hired before the 2011 season?

Well in the 45 Football Games before Will Muschamp took over at Florida the Gators under Urban Meyer posted a win/loss record of….

37 – 8  (.822)

Answer to the above question: As much as it pains us to write it…

Florida Football is a MUCH WORSE football program/team today than it was when Will Muschamp took over the Gators before the 2011 season

With these games still left to be played for the Gators…

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

….we suppose Muschamp’s football team could run the table and save Will’s job in the process BUT we don’t think Will understands what would cause the Gators to have the chance to run the table and save his job.

Hint to Will Muschamp on the “cause”:  It has NOTHING to do with schemes, plays, play-calling, or anything else that YOU Will Muschamp spend 99% of YOUR time on at Florida doing and in that statement you have the reason why Muschamp has failed at Florida.

OK…we will help Will out here….

Memo to Will Muschamp:  The positive individual mind-set combined into the collective positive mind-set of a football team is what wins football games NOT schemes, plays, playing calling or anything else that often average and/or losing coaches spend 99% of their time on.

“Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate.” Vince Lombardi

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Will….put down the dry erase markers, turn-off the overhead projector, stop trying to convince yourself that the problems at Florida can be solved with the coaches out-scheming the other team or calling better plays and start…

Motivating Your Football Team….PERIOD!

If you need Coaches Hot Seat to come down to Gainesville to get the Florida Gators ready to play the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday we would be happy to take a week off from work and FOR DAMN SURE the Florida Gators that arrived in Jacksonville on Saturday would be ready to play and ready to put a whipping on the Bulldogs and we would spent about 10% of our time this week working on the schemes and play-calls.

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2.  Brady Hoke, Michigan – Michigan State is a very good football team BUT there is just….

No Damn Excuse

…for ANY Michigan State team to DOMINATE a Michigan football team the way the Spartans whipped the Wolverines on Saturday which dropped UM’s record in 2014 to 3 – 5.

There is little doubt in our minds that the Michigan job will open up come December now and with these games left on the Wolverines schedule…

Indiana
At Northwestern
Maryland
At Ohio State

…there is a very good Damn chance that Michigan will not make a bowl game in 2014 even in the very Damn weak Big Ten.

What exactly went wrong for Brady Hoke at Michigan since that first-season record of 11 – 2 in 2011 which included a win in the Sugar Bowl?

We have been asking that question to some friends of ours in Michigan that we have known for over two decades that work in the golf industry in Pure Michigan and after they did a little asking around themselves after what they related to us we have a pretty good idea of what has led to the downfall of the Michigan football program under Brady Hoke and in many ways a dramatic personal change to Brady Hoke in our opinion and after talking to one our attorney friends we don’t feel comfortable writing even OUR opinion on Hoke’s problems at Michigan BUT for Damn sure there is a great story to be written by someone about the Brady Hoke-era in Ann Arbor.

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3.  Kevin Wilson, Indiana – Can Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson survive NOT taking his Hoosiers to a bowl game in four seasons on the job IF the Hoosiers do not post at least a .500 record in 2014?

NO in our opinion is the answer to that question and with Indiana now at…

3 – 4

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

At Michigan
Penn State
At Rutgers
At Ohio State
Purdue

….it is NOT going to be easy for Kevin Wilson and his Hoosiers to find THREE more wins in 2014 which makes this game at Michigan…

One of the MOST important games of Kevin Wilson’s tenure at Indiana

Coach ‘em up Kevin!

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4.  Norm Chow, Hawaii – With Hawaii’s loss to Nevada early on Sunday morning in the continental United States the Warriors dropped to…

2 – 6

…on the season and that leave Norm Chow’s win/loss records in three seasons on the job in The Islands is….

Overall:  6 – 26

MWC:  2 – 17

That is NOT GOOD and why Norm Chow is on the HOT SEAT!

Up next for Hawaii….a very good Utah State team.

Coach ‘em up Norm!

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5.  Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M – A good friend of ours and A&M alum told us over the weekend….

“Kevin Sumlin’s Damn lucky the Aggies beat Arkansas in overtime or he could be looking at not getting to a bowl game this season and with the amount of money we are paying Sumlin he wouldn’t be able to show his face in the offseason as he counts all that money we are paying him!”

Let’s see here….Texas A&M is now 5 – 3 on the season and they have left to play…

La. Monroe
At Auburn
Missouri
LSU

….and the ways the Aggies are playing they are looking right at a…

6 – 6 record in 2014

….and that would EQUAL Kevin Sumlin on the Hot Seat for the foreseeable future and entering the 2015 season.

Coach ‘em up Kevin!

6.  Doug Martin, New Mexico State – On a roll of SIX straight losses and a 2 – 6 record Doug Martin’s New Mexico State’s Aggies face….

Texas State

….this coming Saturday and the below remaining games still on the schedule:

La. Lafayette
La. Monroe
Arkansas State

Will New Mexico State win another game in 2014?

We don’t have a clue and we also don’t have a clue if Doug Martin would be fired IF the Aggies don’t win another game in 2014!

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7.  Ron Turner, Florida International – FIU has a BYE in Week 8 and with the Golden Panthers at 3 – 5 on the season and with these games remaining to be played….

Rice
At Old Dominion
Middle Tennessee
At North Texas

…..there is a decent chance that FIU will NOT win another game and with anything less than SIX wins in 2014 would Ron Turner will be fired come December by FIU?

We don’t have a clue to the answer of that question.

8.  Tim Beckman, Illinois – Tim Beckman and his Illini got a HUGE win over Minnesota at home on Saturday which raised the Illinois record this season to….

4 – 4

….and at least gives Beckman of hitting his “Keep My Job Target” of SIX wins in 2014 with these games still left on the schedule for Illinois:

At Ohio State
Iowa
Penn State
At Northwestern

We rather doubt that the Illini can beat Ohio State BUT if you can beat Minnesota you can sure the Hell beat Iowa, Penn State, and Northwestern right?

RIGHT!

Coach ‘em up Tim!

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9.  Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech – Here’s the scary thing for Pretty Boy Kliff Kingsbury and his legions of fans on the Internet:

Over the last 14 games Pretty Boy Kliff Kingsbury’s record is….

4 – 10!

Oh, in that last game Pretty Boy Kliff Kingsbury’s Texas Tech team got beat by TCU by a score of….

82 – 27!

That means that the two current sitting head coaches that have made a…

Freaking Fortune

….off of the play of Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M…

Kevin Sumlin and Pretty Boy Kliff Kingsbury

….are both on the Hot Seat and headed to some serious Damn trouble because we and Helluva lot of other people are starting to wonder:

What can Kevin Sumlin and Pretty Boy Kliff Kingsbury actually do WITHOUT Johnny Manziel?

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Not Very Damn Much is the answer to that question on October 27, 2014!

What’s left for Pretty Boy Kliff Kingsbury and his Texas Tech football team?

Texas
Oklahoma
At Iowa State
Baylor

Uh – Freaking – Oh!

IF the Red Raiders lose to Texas Pretty Boy Kliff Kingsbury’s football team will be home for the Holidays with no bowl game trip but don’t worry that has an upside!

Plenty of time for Pretty Boy Kliff Kingsbury to do photo shoots and generally do lots of things that have NOTHING to do with putting a winning football team on the field!

10.  Darrell Hazell, Purdue – We talked an Purdue University alum in San Francisco over the weekend and we believe we have the “skinny” on Darrell Hazell’s future in West Lafayette and that “skinny” is….according to this Purdue alum that is!

“At 3 – 5 on the season and with his team playing better Hazell needs one more win…preferably over Indiana….to return for the 2015 season BUT a collapse by the Purdue football team down the stretch with 4 straight losses and Hazell is in some serious trouble!”

Here is what Darrell Hazell and Purdue have left to play this season:

At Nebraska
Wisconsin
Northwestern
At Indiana

We see no Damn reason at all why Darrell Hazell and Purdue can’t win at least ONE more game…right?

RIGHT!

11.  Bill Blankenship, Tulsa – Tulsa had a BYE in Week 9 and if the Golden Hurricane are going to get off their SIX game losing streak then they will have to do it against a very good football team on the road at Memphis on Friday night and another loss in this spot would be…

A Very Bad Damn Thing for Bill Blankenship’s future at Tulsa.

After Memphis the Golden Hurricane has left….

SMU
At UCF
At Houston
East Carolina

Uhhh….Good Luck with that Bill Blankenship!

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12.  Bret Bielema, Arkansas – Since there is not even one player on the UAB football team that Arkansas would offer a scholarship to we don’t give Bret Bielema and the Hogs much credit for beating the Blazers at home and now it is back to Big Boy football for Arkansas in Week 10 which kicks-off what has to be one of the toughest home-stretch runs in college football in 2014:

At Mississippi State
LSU
Ole Miss
At Missouri

Could Bret Bielema really end two seasons coaching Arkansas with a record in SEC Conference play of…

0 – 16

YES is the answer to that question and don’t forget….

John L. Smith went 2 – 6 in SEC Conference play in 2012 as the head coach at Arkansas!

SMILE Arkansas fans….SMILE!

13.  Paul Petrino, Idaho – After a BIG win in Week 8 over New Mexico State the Idaho Vandals had a BYE in Week 9 and are back to action this Saturday with a game against Arkansas State at home which is another…

Very Winnable Game

….for Paul Petrino and his football team and a win in this spot would get Petrino off the Top 20 of the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings!

Come on Vandals….get Paul Petrino OFF the Top 20 of the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings!

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14.   Mike MacIntyre, Colorado – The Colorado Buffs had what is turning out to be a Very Average UCLA team BEAT on Saturday in Boulder and a few CHS Members that were at the game thought that Mike MacIntyre did a Very Damn Average job of coaching the Buffs down the stretch which is something that…

Just Cannot Continue to Happen

….if Colorado football is going to get out of the hole that has been dug in Boulder over the past decade or so with CU Buffs football.

Now at 2 – 6 on the season and with these games left on the schedule….

Washington
At Arizona
At Oregon
Utah

…..it looks like…

4 Wins

….will be the best possible win mark for Colorado football in 2014 which will leave Mike MacIntyre on the Hot Seat for the foreseeable future.

Coach ‘em up Mike and learn how to better close out football games that YOUR football team should be winning!

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15.  David Shaw, Stanford – The finally “modified” Stanford offense looked better on Saturday against a Pretty Damn Average Oregon State football team which is a good thing BUT the Cardinal has to close the 2014 season against FOUR teams that Stanford could very easily lose to if they play like they have played for most of 2014:

At Oregon
Utah
At California
At UCLA

Oregon has NO CHANCE to beat Oregon.

Utah is a MUCH BETTER football team than Stanford

Cal might be able to OUTSCORE Stanford

By the time UCLA rolls around will it REALLY MATTER to either team?

Probably not.

Could Stanford really lose their last FOUR games to post a record of…

5 – 7

…..in 2014?

The more interesting thing is that there are some folks within the Stanford football program that believe with the Cardinal having one of the best defenses in college football in 2014 that…

7 – 5 isn’t that bad of a record!

OK…..OK….believe that Bullshit if you like BUT in our opinion if Stanford had just an…

Average Offense in 2014

…the Stanford football team would right now be…

8 – 0

…and sitting as the No. 1 team in the country.

That’s a depressing thought and before the football season after seeing a Stanford football practice during Fall camp a Coaches Hot Seat member said to another as they walked across the Stanford campus:

“If the Stanford offense is just average this season that will be three straight Pac-12 titles and a spot in the 4-Team Playoff.”

Our opinion: David Shaw and the Stanford offensive coaches got complacent over the last 18 months with the offense and weren’t able to adapt quickly enough when the Cardinal offense struggled early in the 2014 season when it was obvious to everyone that something had to be changed and quick which brings to mind the following Thomas Edison quote:

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“Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something.”

If only David Shaw thought the same way a few weeks ago Stanford football would be 8 – 0 and No. 1 in the country right now.

Now we are thinking about Forrest Gump for some reason!

16.  Paul Rhoads, Iowa State – Iowa State had a BYE in Week 9 and get back to playing again with a game against Oklahoma and with the Cyclones now at…

2 – 5

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

Oklahoma
At Kansas
Texas Tech
West Virginia
At TCU

….this is going to be one Helluva uphill climb for Iowa State to get to 6 WINS in 2014 which is what Paul Rhoads really needs after posting a 3 – 9 record in 2013.

Coach ‘em up Paul….Oklahoma is AVERAGE and Very Damn BEATABLE!

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17.  Trent Miles, Georgia State – Georgia Southern made a BIG statement on Saturday with a whipping of Georgia State to make a claim to be the third best college football team in the state of Georgia (Hell, if not for a late fumble Georgia Southern would have beaten Georgia Tech earlier this season) and that loss drops Trent Miles Georgia State team to…

1 – 7

….on the season and more than likely headed to a…

1 – 11

…record when all things are said and done.

In two seasons at Georgia State Trent Miles win/loss records are…

Overall:  1 – 19

Sun Belt:  0 – 12

…and that even equals….

Caldo Sedile

….in Italian!

18.  Todd Monken, Southern Miss – With the loss to La. Tech on Saturday the Southern Miss record in 2014 dropped to…

3 – 5

…and Todd Monken’s win/loss records in two years on the job in Hattiesburg are now:

Overall:  4 – 16

CUSA:  2 – 10

With these games left on the schedule for USM…

At UTEP
Marshall
At Texas San Antonio
UAB

….Southern Miss should be able to get TWO maybe THREE more wins in 2014 so…

Coach ‘em up Todd because we are expecting THREE more wins!

19.  Mike London, Virginia – With THREE losing seasons in FOUR years on the job at Virginia Mike London really needed a strong 2014 to make a case to return to coach the Cavaliers in 2015 and the loss to a Very Damn Average North Carolina team on Saturday which dropped the Cavs record this season to….

4 – 4

…..didn’t help things any in Charlottesville especially with these games still left to be played:

At Georgia Tech
At Florida State
Miami
At Virginia Tech

Can Mike London and Virginia find TWO more wins to get to at least 6 WINS in 2014?

If not then maybe there should be a coaching change at Virginia because that would be FOUR losing seasons in FIVE years on the job and that even gets you fired at Virginia…right?

Maybe not…this is Virginia….right?

RIGHT!

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20.  Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech – Consider this for a moment….

Since Virginia Tech lost to Michigan in the January 2012 Sugar Bowl Frank Beamer has posted win/loss records of…

Overall:  19 – 15

ACC:  10 – 10

….which makes us wonder…

Just what in the Hell is going on with Virginia Tech football?

AND

Just how Damn bad is Ohio State which this very Damn average Virginia Tech team beat earlier this year?

To us Ohio State looks like a very Damn average football team AT BEST and as for just what in the Hell is going on with Virginia Tech football when we watch the Hokies we see a team that is coached by head coach and coaching staff that are….

NOT desperate to win football games and championships….PERIOD!

In our opinion ANY college football team that doesn’t have a head coach and coaching staff that are…

Desperate to win football games and championships

….should be fired…..IMMEDIATELY…..PERIOD.

Now at 4 – 4 on the season the Hokies have left to play this season….

Boston College
At Duke
At Wake Forest
Virginia

….and in our opinion if the Hokies lose to Boston College on Saturday they will have a hard time even winning SIX games in 2014.

Pitiful but then if you aren’t…

Desperate to win football games and championships

….Pitiful is often what you end up with and that is what the Hokies are now…

Virginia Tech Football = PITIFUL!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, October 27, 2014 – Jack Welch

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, October 27, 2014 – Jack Welch

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“An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.”

And

“Be candid with everyone.”

And

“Control your own destiny or someone else will.”

And

“Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be.”

And

“Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while.”

And

“Giving people self-confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do. Because then they will act.”

And

“I’ve learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success.”

And

“Don’t manage – lead change before you have to.”

And

“Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.”

And

“If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it you almost don’t have to manage them.”

And

“The team with the best players wins.”

And

“Change before you have to.”

And

“You got to be rigorous in your appraisal system. The biggest cowards are managers who don’t let people know where they stand.”

And

“Management is all about managing in the short term, while developing the plans for the long term.”

And

“The productivity now at universities is terrible. Tenure is a terrible idea. It keeps them around forever and they don’t have to work hard.”

And

“Number one, cash is king… number two, communicate… number three, buy or bury the competition.”

And

“Strong managers who make tough decisions to cut jobs provide the only true job security in today’s world. Weak managers are the problem. Weak managers destroy jobs.”

And

“There’s no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.”

And

“You’ve got to eat while you dream. You’ve got to deliver on short-range commitments, while you develop a long-range strategy and vision and implement it. The success of doing both. Walking and chewing gum if you will. Getting it done in the short-range, and delivering a long-range plan, and executing on that.”

And

“Culture drives great results.”

Wikipedia: Jack Welch

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Sunday, October 26, 2014 – George Santayana

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Sunday, October 26, 2014 – George Santayana

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“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

And

“The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.”

And

“A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.”

And

“A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency not exchangeable for articles of consumption; it is not a symbol, but a fraud.”

And

“A man’s feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.”

And

“A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one’s life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted.”

And

“All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato.”

And

“Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.”

And

“Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character.”

And

“Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends: have virtuous people for friends, have for friends the best of men.”

And

“Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in the conclusions; their reasons are always different.”

And

“Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.”

And

“Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are.”

And

“Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.”

And

“Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.”

And

“Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.”

And

“The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a little longer.”

And

“The dreamer can know no truth, not even about his dream, except by awaking out of it.”

And

“The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.”

And

“The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.”

And

“The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the older man who will not laugh is a fool.”

And

“Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts.”

And

“There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.”

And

“To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman.”

And

“To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight of the blood.”

And

“We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.”

And

“There is nothing impossible in the existence of the supernatural: its existence seems to me decidedly probable.”

And

“Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.”

And

“Beauty as we feel it is something indescribable: what it is or what it means can never be said.”

And

“The highest form of vanity is love of fame.”

And

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

Wikipedia: George Santayana

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