Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports Delivers Another Death Blow to BCS – The Problem: Are People Smart Enough to Understand Wetzel’s Column? – Mike Sherman’s Buyout at Texas A&M and INCREDIBLE STUPIDITY – What A Great Country American Is! = Lane Kiffin Signs $14.5 Million Dollar Contract – What? We Doubt If He Is Worth $50K A Year! – Post Week 7 CHS Power Playoff Poll and 16-Team Postseason Playoff if Real Americans Were Running College Football
Before we get to what the college football postseason would look like if it was run by red-blooded Americans (No, red-blooded Americans could not possibly create nor defend a series of bogus exhibition games and a title game chosen by elitists, certainly not the type of Americans that stormed the beaches of Normandy and Iwo Jima and save the world from the Nazi’s and imperialistic Japanese!) let’s take a look at some of the things that have caught our attention in recent days….
Dan Wetzel delivers a death blow on the absurdity of the BCS but how many people in America anymore really know the difference between bullshit and winning championships on the field of play? (Since the Wall Street bastards are still stealing billions of dollars from the American people everyday of the week and actually earning interest from us on that stolen money, we really doubt how many people will fully understand Wetzel’s column) – Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports delivered another huge blow to the BCS in his column yesterday, BCS intelligence, when he pointed out that with the BCS it pays big-time for teams like Florida and Texas to play weak schedules so that they can pile up wins and keep their players healthy, especially compared to Oklahoma and USC that actually act like real American men and are not afraid to take on real football teams both at home and on the road.
The premise here by Wetzel should be very easy to understand, even for the Candy Asses that are running, prop-up and support the bogus BCS: The BCS actually devalues the regular season because it rewards team that play WEAKER SCHEDULES! Do you get that morons that scream from the rafters that the college football regular season is the be-all-to-end-all? Teams like Florida and Texas are REWARDED for playing patsies and schools with guts like Oklahoma and USC that go out and schedule real football teams for their teams and for their fans end up getting punished for playing those games, because the bogus polls and computers that make up the embarrassment that is the BCS REWARD teams that do play weak schedules! Remember all of the talk each March from the NCAA Basketball Selection Committee about the importance of college basketball teams scheduling and playing “quality” foes and that the teams that play “quality” foes will be rewarded by the Committee over teams that play patsies to try and pad their win/loss record? Guess what you idiots that defend the BCS – THE BCS REWARDS THE TEAMS THAT PLAY THE WEAKER SCHEDULES! Is there really anyone on the planet after understanding that the BCS actually REWARDS teams that player weaker schedules that the BCS is hurting the regular season and making the regular season even more irrelevant? Sadly, not only can you take a horse to water and not make him to drink, you could prove beyond the shadow of the doubt to Candy Asses from one end of the American Republic to the other that the BCS is Bogus and you will still have Americans (many that claim to be descendents of the folks that won World War II) that will say in a very Candy Ass and winey fashion: “But the BCS makes every game count.”
Hey idiots! The BCS is a fraud and since we here at CHS have met most of the folks that are involved in running this BCS at some time in the last 10 years we can tell you first hand, the BCS structure is filled with Candy Asses that often don’t know the difference between night and day forget about knowing what separates real football games from a bunch of exhibitions that are preceded by beauty pageants, hot dog eating contests, visits to Sea World to get splashed by killer whales and college/university president’s getting their asses kissed for a week straight (Yes, that is why the BCS is defended so, these college/university presidents love going to a bowl site and having their ass and their family’s ass kissed by bowl reps that turn into little more than indentured servants that trip over themselves all week to see who can refill the president’s drink quicker and get him some more shrimp from the buffet! Don’t believe that? We have seen these bowl bozos in action and one wonder how any of these folks could possibly be cut from the same cloth of the Americans that won World War II….(as we remember shaking our heads in disgust as we have watched bowl reps pucker up and kiss more ass than the news media in south Texas that seemingly have their lips permanently to A&M’s Mike Sherman’s ass!)
Read Dan Wetzel’s great column and learn you BCS Candy Ass supporters!: BCS intelligence
BCS Intelligence? Please, these Candy Ass BCS Boys wouldn’t know where to find a hot dog in a hot dog eating contest, unless of course it was held at the site of bowl game and then these BCS Boys would have a hot dog in each hand because the bowl reps would circling them making sure that they would always have hot dog, bun, mustard, catsup and anything else they would need…(The bowl reps know they are hosting bogus exhibition games and that the American people will wise up one day and demand a playoff, so they want to keep this gravy training going as long as possible!). BCS Boys:
“Hey bowl rep, will you drop shrimp into my mouth if I lay back here on the dais?” Bowl Rep: “YES SIR! Not only will I drop shrimp in your mouth but we will have someone massage your feet at the same time!” (Bowl rep thinking…”I will do anything to keep this gravy train rolling even if he has stinky feet!)
The more we find out about the BCS and the bowls, and there is so much more to come out, especially when the government makes the BCS/bowl contracts public, that the American college football fans is just going to get madder, and madder, and madder, until these BCS Boys wise up and beg forgiveness and trip over themselves to institute a playoff. A few indictments and perp walks of the BCS Boys would help as well and don’t think that can’t happen BCS Boys, and that includes some of the college and university presidents that have worked like Hell to prop up what we believe is a system that breaks US law related to competition and violates several acts pertaining to the Civil Rights Act. You see, treating Catholics in a preferential way to Mormons and Christians, when all those schools are getting federal financial aid is just not kosher BCS Boys. Maybe a withholding of federal financial aid for any school that participates in the BCS would solve this Bogus BCS problem in about two seconds… Give that some though Senator Hatch….
Mike Sherman and his buyout at Texas A&M – Another one of the “can we wash your car Coach Sherman” member of the media popped up again this week as Randy Riggs of the Austin American-Statesman commented on the what is now being referred to as the “Disaster in Manhattan” by Aggie fans in his latest column: Aggies hit rock bottom in Kansas State loss
From Randy Riggs column:
“Sherman’s scalp is probably safe. He’s in the second year of a seven-year deal with a buyout stipulating he’ll receive $150,000 for each month left on his contract. That’s likely more than an athletic department that cut 17 full-time positions this summer is willing to take on, even if it were so inclined to try — and there’s no indication it is.”
We touched on Mike Sherman’s buyout before the season and the reality is that when Texas A&M AD Bill Byrne hired Sherman he agreed to perhaps the stupidest thing that we have ever seen in the history of collegiate athletics. AD Byrne agreed that Texas A&M athletics, which is already in dire straights financially, would pay Mike Sherman if they fired him $150,000 for every month that is left on his contract. To get an idea of how stupid that was, before the season we here at Coaches Hot Seat figured up that if Texas A&M fired Mike Sherman in December of 2009 it would owe him $9,250,000 dollars!
$9,250,000 DOLLAR BUYOUT FOR MIKE SHERMAN? WHO WOULD BE STUPID ENOUGH TO GIVE CLUELESS MIKE SHERMAN THAT KIND OF BUYOUT?
ANSWER: TEXAS A&M AD BILL BYRNE
Clearly, A&M AD Bill Byrne has lost his mind because not only is Mike Sherman not worth a buyout that would pay him that kind of money we seriously doubt if he is qualified to be the head coach at a high school in College Station, Texas. Please, we would love for someone around Bill Byrne to tell us how a coach that had a career record in the NFL of 57-39 and had never been a head coach in college before being hired at Texas A&M could possibly be worth that kind of money? The only logical answer to that question is that it would take a real idiot to sign that kind of buyout with an unproven coach and now that Sherman has looked like he is completely lost as the head coach at A&M this bogus contract has Aggie fans everywhere over a barrel with the thanks for that bullshit going to Bill Byrne.
It is just absolutely beyond stupid that a guy like Mike Sherman was not given a buyout of 1 year’s salary or something similar which goes to the heart of the problem at Texas A&M. Not only should Mike Sherman be fired at the end of the ’09 season if he doesn’t put up at least a .500 record with the patsies he played out-of-conference, AD Byrne should be shown the door as well.
As for Mike Sherman’s buyout we would just tell him to get the Hell out and sue us for the money. It is time to clean house at Texas A&M and we are talking from the president on down! Texas A&M deserves much better, in its administration and on the football field and if the Aggie fans allow the bullshit that has been going on in College Station since the day that Paul “Bear” Bryant left in 1957 to continue then we have been given the Aggies way too much credit for their intelligence and street smarts when it comes to knowing the difference between what is right and what is BULLSHIT!
If you don’t think America is an incredible and often crazy country, just take a look at the details of Lane Kiffin’s contract:
“Eleven months after being hired, Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin finally signed his six-year, $14.5 million contract with the school. Kiffin had previously been working on a memorandum of understanding while details of the contract were worked out.
Here are some of the finer details of his deal:
Kiffin will earn $2 million this season and have his salary increase by $150,000 each year through 2014.
His buyout if he takes another job starts at $1 million and is reduced by $200,000 each year until 2013.
Should Kiffin be terminated, he will receive $7.5 million in 2009-10, $6.25 million in 2011-12 and $5 million in 2013-14.
Some of the perks include two loaned cars for his personal use, 20 season football tickets and six men’s basketball season tickets.
Kiffin will get paid $50,000 if he is SEC coach of the year and $280,000 if he leads Tennessee to the national title.”
What? An average salary of $2.4 million and multi-million dollar buyouts if Lane Kiffin is fired from Tennessee? The only question that pops to mind is what in the Hell has Kiffin done in his life to possibly done in his life to have gotten that kind of money? Answer: The man has done nothing, but don’t confuse anyone at Tennessee with the facts!
Let’s look into Lane Kiffin’s career which has now landed him the head coaching job at Tennessee, one of the most storied jobs in the SEC conference.
In 2001 Lane Kiffin entered Pete Carroll’s orbit at USC after spending one year with the Jacksonville Jaguars, one year with Colorado State, and two years at Fresno State. Is there really anyone stupid enough to believe that Kiffin would have gotten those NFL jobs and onto Carroll’s staff at USC if his last name was not Kiffin? If you believe Kiffin actually earned those jobs then you are very stupid, because it was his Daddy’s name that got him those jobs and we defy anyone to dispute that fact. (Yes, that is our opinion).
Lane Kiffin was on Carroll’s staff at USC from 2001 – 2006 and after Pete Carroll fired Norm Chow in the spring of 2005 (a complete surprise to Norm by the way) Carroll brought Steve Sarkisian back from the Oakland Raiders where he had spent one year as an assistant coach and he made Sarkisian and Kiffin co-offensive coordinators. (That’s right, Lane Kiffin was not even a coordinator on any level until the 2005 season, and he was hired at the Tennessee head coach in 2009.) For the 2005 and 2006 seasons Sarkisian and Kiffin were co-OC’s with Sarkisian on the field right by Pete Carroll and calling the vast majority of offensive plays. After the 2006 season Sarkisian came up to Oakland and interviewed with “fruitcake” Al Davis about the Raiders head coaching job. Sarkisian brought along with him Lane Kiffin and after Sarkisian wisely turned down “fruitcake” Al Davis, Lane Kiffin was then hired by the Raiders. Considering that Tom Cable is now the head coach of the Oakland Raiders should tell you about the quality of head coaches that “fruitcake” Al Davis will hire, which if you don’t know about Cable, we wouldn’t hire him to coach a prison football team.
So here is what we have so far. Lane Kiffin was not even a “co-offensive coordinator” until the 2005 season and he was hired by a moron to take over the Oakland Raiders in 2007. What then did Lane Kiffin do as a head coach of the Oakland Raiders? How about a 5-15 record over one-and-a-half seasons and then getting fired after the fourth game of his second year! That’s right, Lane Kiffin is hired by a “fruitcake” in Al Davis to coach the Raiders, where any bum off the street would have at least a 50-50 shot to getting the Oakland job if he stumbled into the Raiders headquarters on any given afternoon and then he is fired after putting up a 5-15 record and running one of the most dysfunctional staffs in football, college or pro.
So Lane Kiffin gets fired after putting up a 5-15 record with the Raiders and he disappears into the fog and many of us here at Coaches Hot Seat expected to see him next on the sidelines at a local high school, but then in the fall of 2008 we start to hear at Kiffin is “suddenly” in the running for the head coaching job at the University of Tennessee! What? Lane Kiffin as the head coaching of the University of Tennessee? Please, is this April Fool’s Day? What we didn’t realize is that after Kiffin got his ass fired by the Raiders he picked up an agent that has a degree from the University of Tennessee and SURPRISE, SURPRISE that agent is pushing him for the UT job!
Actually, that Kiffin’s agent would be pushing him for the Tennessee job didn’t come as a surprise to us because Kiffin’s agent has perfected the art of being the agent for head coaches which creates another opening that in our opinion is where the real money is made…..access to the players! Yes, that is what is behind Kiffin’s agent having so many coaches as clients, that the agent will then will have the chance to sign the coaches’ players to contracts to represent them when they head off for the NFL. (That is our opinion by the way and what any person with an IQ over room temperature would think) Hey, that’s a smart strategy, but for the idiots at Tennessee that both hired and are now paying a guy in Lane Kiffin that is not qualified to be the head coach at Knoxville High School, we have to wonder how stupid are these people in east Tennessee! Didn’t Tennessee AD Mike Hamilton understand the real reason (our opinion mind you…) that Kiffin’s agent wanted Kiffin as the head coach at Tennessee? Are we to think that Kiffin’s agent really believe that Lane Kiffin has done anything in his life to have earned the head coaching job at Tennessee? By the way, if you think Kiffin had done enough in his life to even be considered for the Tennessee job then there is just no getting around the fact that you are a F _ _ _ ING IDIOT!
Yes, we got a great laugh out of looking at the salary and buyout numbers for Lane Kiffin’s new contract and now all of us at Coaches Hot Seat can now tell our kids:
“Hey, America is a great country and even if you are not qualified for a job if you are able to throw your last name around there might an idiot out there that will both hire you and pay you a lot of money even though you haven’t done anything in your life!”
Actually, we tell them from experience that bosses like Mike Hamilton are one in a billion and bosses like Mike Hamilton ALWAYS get fired because they hire people for very key positions that are not remotely qualified for those jobs. Sorry Mike. We like you a person, you are a great family guy, you made a great hire in Bruce Pearl, but the hiring of Lane Kiffin was not only stupid, but it will end your AD career at Tennessee. Don’t believe that Mike? Drop us an email and we will regale you with some of the outrageous bullshit that went on with Lane Kiffin with the Raiders that actually makes “fruitcake” Al Davis a truth-teller in his news conference when describing Kiffin’s behavior at Oakland.
Yes, America is a great country! We know that because Lane Kiffin is now being paid in excess of $2 million dollars a year and the man is really worth $50K a year as the head coach of a local high school!
Everyone here at Coaches Hot Seat, and a dolphin on the sidelines at Tennessee for that matter, could average 6 to 7 wins a year at Tennessee. Let’s see if Kiffin can beat CHS and a dolphin.
Now let’s get to the Post-Week 6 Coaches Hot Seat Power Playoff Poll:
Coaches Hot Seat Power Playoff Poll, Post-Week 6
4. Boise State*
11. Georgia Tech#
14. Oklahoma State#
15. Virginia Tech
16. Penn State
19. South Carolina
20. Ohio State
Other Conference Champs
MAC – Central Michigan*
We now use the above Power Playoff Poll to seed a 16-team college football postseason playoff tournament, although we would prefer that a committee similar to the committee for the NCAA basketball tournament be used to pick the 7 wild card teams and then seed the 9 conference champions and 7 wild card teams in the postseason tournament. Below are the First Round Games if the season had ended after Week 7.
First Round Games – Friday/Saturday December 18-19, 2009
Texas – Big 12 Champion
Central Michigan – MAC Champion
LSU - #4 At-Large Team
Boise State – MWC/WAC Champion
Georgia Tech – #5 At-Large Team
BYU – #6 At-Large Team
Oregon – #3 At-Large Team
Florida – #1 At-Large Team
Oklahoma State – #7 At-Large Team
USC – Pac-10 Champion
TCU – #2 At-Large Team
Miami – ACC Champion
Cincinnati – Big East Champion
Iowa – Big Ten Champion
Houston – CUSA/Sun Belt Champion
Alabama – SEC Champion
After watching Texas struggle against a weakened Oklahoma team (and an OU team with a very weak offensive line) we decided to move Alabama up to the No. 1 spot and drop Texas to No. 2. It still remains to be seen if Texas can overcome their struggles on offense and get through the Big 12 and Big 12 title game, but we rather doubt that the Longhorns will be undefeated at the end of this season. As for the matchups that would be created by the above teams in a 16-team postseason tournament is there really someone on this planet that believes that the above games wouldn’t light the country up and have everyone, we mean everyone like with the NCAA Basketball tournament not just college football fans, talking about college football for three solid weeks? Please, if there is a fool out there that a believes a series of meaningless exhibition games is even in the same world with the real and win or go home games that would be created by a 16-team playoff then not only are you a fool, you probably need to report to the local elementary school for some re-education!
You can check out the webpage for the 16-team tournament here:
Very simply….. The BCS was created, run and is defended by a group of Candy Asses that would be lucky to know the difference between a football and a ping-pong paddle. If the BCS is so great, then why don’t we use it for every other sport in collegiate athletics anyone with any sense would ask? Answer: Because the BCS is a fraud and the folks running it know it is a fraud, but when people are passing dollars to anyone and everyone that is willing to kiss the ass of the BCS Boys then this entire Bogus BCS starts to make some sense!