After the conclusion of Week 12 in college football there are now5 teams (see below) that are still undefeated and6 teams with only 1 loss.That means that 4.20% of the college football teams in the I-A division are still without a loss, and 9.16% of the college football teams have one loss or less.How many teams will be undefeated at the end of the regular season?The BCS Boys are praying for two, because they care only about one thing, trying to justify one of the greatest frauds on the earth in the BCS, but we would guess right now that come early December there will ZERO undefeated teams left in I-A college football.Of course, the BCS is not about crowning a national champion, but about the BCS keeping control of a decrepit bowl system that treats different teams in different conference unequally.Things like that are illegal in the United States of America, and the BCS Boys are going to learn that fact in spades not too far off into the future.
As for the BCS it is nothing more than a contrived national title game and then 4 other meaningless exhibition games that mean nothing more than winning a trophy for winning a meaningless exhibition game.That is not America.America is playing real contests for real championships and the BCS is without a doubt in our minds the greatest fraud in sport on the earth today.As was pointed out by several parents over the weekend, our daughter’s 10 year old soccer league can crown a champion with a postseason tournament, but college football cannot.What?What more do you need to know about the BCS than that a soccer league of 10 year old girls can crown a legitimate champion, but the BCS cannot.That my folks is going to change, with or without the BCS Boys approval.We cannot help but wonder where college football found this group of Panzis that have come up with a postseason system that is so totally different from the real MEN that play the game of football.Yes, that explains the BCS, it was created and is run by a bunch of Panzis, because real MEN decide championships on the field of play and real MEN would never dream up or create something as bogus as the BCS.
Urban Dictionary definition of Panzi: The wimpiest of wimps. Usually someone who will back out of a challenge with a lame excuse.
Yep, that’s about right!
Which team has the best chance of being undefeated at the end of the regular season?We would guess:Boise State
Undefeated Teams & 1 Loss Teams:
Week 2 – 52 teams – Undefeated Teams
Week 3 – 39 teams – Undefeated Teams
Week 4 – 27 teams – Undefeated Teams
Week 5 – 18 teams – Undefeated Teams
Week 5 – 31 teams – 1 Loss Teams
Week 6 – 15 teams – Undefeated Teams
Week 6 – 23 teams – 1 Loss Teams
Week 7 – 10 teams – Undefeated Teams
Week 7 – 21 teams – 1 Loss Teams
Week 8 – 9 teams – Undefeated Teams
Week 8 – 16 teams – 1 Loss Teams
Week 9 – 8 teams – Undefeated Teams
Week 9 – 9 teams – 1 Loss Teams
Week 10 – 6 teams – Undefeated Teams
Week 10 – 8 teams – 1 Loss Teams
Week 11 – 5 teams – Undefeated Teams
Week 11 – 7 teams – 1 Loss Teams
Week 12 – 5 teams – Undefeated Teams
Week 12 – 6 teams – 1 Loss Teams
5 Undefeated Teams Left on November 17, 2008 (Alphabetical)
6 One Loss Teams Left on November 17, 2008 (Alphabetical)
Before we get to the Post Week 12 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings, let us first turn to the comments made by President-Elect Obama last night on his very personal interest in establishing a college football playoff to determine a legitimate national champion in I-A football.
“I’m gonna throw my weight around a little bit. I think it’s the right thing to do,” he said.
“I think any sensible person would say that if you’ve got a bunch of teams who play throughout the season, and many of them have one loss or two losses, there’s no clear decisive winner that we should be creating a playoff system,” Mr. Obama said.“Eight teams. That would be three rounds, to determine a national champion. It would it would add three extra weeks to the season. You could trim back on the regular season. I don’t know any serious fan of college football who has disagreed with me on this.”
How true President-Elect Obama, but the evil doers who care little for the players, the coaches, and the fans have taken a break from counting money and salivating over the power they hold over the game of college football to stick their heads up to tell everyone else what we should think about the postseason in college football.Of course, after years and years of members of the media being wined and dined and having their asses kissed by the BCS Boys at bowl games and elsewhere, all done for very important reasons mind you, many members of the media rush head long to proclaim that President-Elect Obama is wrong and to dig the BCS Boys out of their caves (read the Stone Age they live) where they do little more than count money to get a quote on Mr. Obama’s proposal.Michael McCarthy who covers TV for USA Today and a man we seriously doubt has talked to an average American college football fans in years, rushed to get a quote from ACC Commissioner and BCS Boy John Swofford.Here is what the BCS Boy Swofford had to say:
“First of all I want to congratulate newly-elected President Obama and I am glad he has a passion for college football like so many other Americans. For now, our constituencies — and I know he understands constituencies — have settled on the current BCS system, which the majority believe is the best system yet to determine a national champion while also maintaining the college football regular season as the best and most meaningful in sports.
“The college presidents, conference commissioners, athletics directors and coaches have continually considered ways to improve the system in keeping with four primary objectives, among others: protecting the unique significance of the regular season, preserving the bowl system for the thousands of students and fans who participate each year, keeping football as a one semester sport and doing what’s best for the student-athletes. We certainly respect the opinions of president-elect Obama and welcome dialogue on what’s best for college football.”
What a fascinating and very revealing quote from BCS Boy Swofford, because Swofford mentions EVERYONE BUT the very people that buy the tickets, support the teams, watch the games on TV, and pay the salaries of EVERYONE (including Swofford) that work within the game of college football: THE FANS.It is hard to imagine the arrogance of someone that mentions everyone that is working like crazy to prop up a bogus postseason system (No, not all college presidents, conference commissioners, ADs, and coaches agree with the BCS Boys, but why stop lying now?) except for the very people that pay his and the BCS Boys’ salaries, but then again these are some of the most arrogant evil doers that have come down the pike in the history of sport in America.Yes, these BCS Boys are evil because they care nothing at all about the fans and don’t give two rips what any of them think, and they are proud to proclaim their view as the outgoing Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese so clearly summed up earlier this year when he said:
That quote by Mike Tranghese sums up everything you need to know about the BCS Boys, and it is all BAD.When all of this is said and done and we have a postseason playoff in college football, and yes, we are getting a postseason playoff in college football, the deeds of the BCS Boys going back to when this monstrosity was created will be recorded for history so that everyone knows exactly what these folks have been up over the past 10 years to, in our opinion, undermine everything that is good about college football.Yes, history will be very harsh on the BCS Boys.
Yes, Swofford’s quote (and Tranghese’s on the fans) on President-Elect Obama’s playoff proposal goes to the heart of the problem with college football, and that is that a very small elitist group have taken the game of college football hostage and they will continue to hold it hostage until they are tossed our on their asses.We are convinced and it is our opinion that the BCS is an illegal cartel that violates U.S. law pertaining to competition in American (primarily the Sherman Antitrust Act, but other laws as well) and that once the deeds of the BCS Boys are shown for everyone to see, including U.S. Justice Department officials, that many of the BCS Boys will either be indicted for their actions relative to restricting competition in the U.S. or to avoid being charged with crimes they will immediately enter into an agreement with the Justice Department to disband the BCS and to replace it with a playoff system that will provide equal and fair access to all teams in Division I-A football to play for a national championship in a postseason tournament run by the NCAA.
As for Mr. Swofford and other members of the BCS that have met behind closed doors for years to create and continue a system that in our opinion restricts competition in the United States, all of you, including college presidents and chancellors have put yourselves at risk for possible felony indictment for your actions.If anyone doubts that the BCS as it has been set-up and run restricts competition in Division I-A football, just check-out the “BCS Selection Procedures” on the BCS website to see a system that in fact creates an unequal, unfair, and in our mind ILLEGAL two-tier system that treats some teams and conferences that play in I-A football differently than other teams.That kind of action in the United States of America is not only wrong, IT IS ILLEGAL.Uhhhh, BCS Boys, we have a Constitution and laws that undergird that Constitution and those laws do not allow a group of people to band together to break those laws, and it our opinion that laws have been broken and that the people behind the BCS will pay a heavy price for their actions once the curtain is pulled back and everyone sees what the BCS is really about, namely MONEY and GREED.Ah yes, the twin pillars of the evil doers in American history are at the heart of this problem as well.For people in the media that write that anyone in the BCS gives two rips about determining a legitimate national champion, we can only laugh, because as long as the money keeps flowing to a very small group of elitists, the BCS Boys will fight like hell to hold onto to what is in our opinion untoward and illegal gains.Mr. Swofford, who clearly does not give two rips about the fans that pay his salary better be very concerned about some other words that he another BCS Boys may be hearing in the not-to-far distant future:
“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to speak to an attorney, and to have an attorney present during any questioning. If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be provided for you at government expense.”
Do you understand that BCS Boys?
Now let’s get to the Post Week 12 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings, which were built upon another great weekend of college football that we here at Coaches Hot Seat are still catching up on as we went back and watched several of the games on Sunday afternoon.There is just some great college football being played across all of the conferences, and the real shame, and we mean the real shame is that the BCS Boys have determined that only certain teams have the right to play in their precious little system.Disgraceful, just disgraceful.We really wonder how these BCS Boys sleep at night, but when we read BCS Boy Swofford’s statement it is all very clear that none of them give two rips about anything but counting money and holding power.Yes, these folks will go down in history as the buffoons that they are…
With late word on Sunday that Syracuse coach Greg Robinson and Utah State coach Brent Guy had been fired, Division I-A football now has 7 job openings and it is going to be fascinating to see who these schools both interview and hire in the coming weeks, but we digress….Now onto the….
1.Tommy Tuberville, Auburn– Another game, another tough loss for the Auburn Tigers and one can only wonder how the 2008 season is impacting Tommy Tuberville and his desire to return to the sidelines in 2009.It may just be us, but something does not seem right with Coach Tuberville this season and we can only hope that everything is going well with him, because something just seems off to us.Whether Tuberville has lost some of his fire or if the stress of busting his ass for 10 years only to see one bad season (this has happened before, remember?) put in question his job status, something is just not right with Tommy.Yesterday we asked in this blog if Tuberville really had the desire to put 100 percent of himself into another season at Auburn, and if he didn’t we recommended that he turn over the reigns to a new head coach.That would be the only right thing to do, if Tuberville does not have the same amount of passion for the head coaching job at Auburn that he had on the first day he arrived on campus.Now after the loss to Georgia the Tigers record drops to 5-6 and we do not believe that there is a chance in Hell that Alabama will lose to Auburn in two weeks, so that means that Tubbs and the Tigers are looking at a 5-7 record in ’08.What that record means to Tuberville’s future is probably up to Tommy Tuberville.It is our belief that the people holding the levers of power at Auburn are not willing to pay Tuberville $6 million dollars to leave his job, but they would be willing to pay him “X” amount of dollars (less than $6 million) in order to make a coaching change.If Tuberville wants to stay on for the 2009 season, he more than likely will be able to, because right now the buyout check is just too large to be written in such a struggling economy and we believe that this entire issue with Tuberville coming back for ’09 will hinge on if Tommy really wants to return.If he doesn’t, we believe that Tommy will work out an agreement to buyout the rest of his contract and that we will see Tuberville on TV somewhere in the ’09 college football season.Our best guess right now:Tuberville will not be back on the Auburn sidelines in ’09.
2.Chuck Long, San Diego State – There is a news story this morning out of San Diego that Chuck Long is considering some changes in the coming offseason to the San Diego State football team?Really?Chuck Long’s football team is 1-10 in ’08 and Long is 8-27 in three seasons, so we cannot understand why he would want to consider any changes.No, say it isn’t so!Of course, we are kidding, and the only thing we are wondering is where do we sign up for a job to coach a college football team in the beautiful city of San Diego making $700K plus a year AND we don’t have to win football games!Yes, where do we sign up!The San Diego State AD says Long needs more time, but we have to ask:More time to do what? Lose more football games?Maybe SDSU cannot afford to buy Long out of the remaining 2 years on his contract, but for the Pillsbury Doe Boy’s sake speak the truth and say that Chuck Long is doing a bad job.By any measure we can possibly imagine, Chuck Long has done a bad job, but for some reason, the people in San Diego cannot bring themselves to say that fact.Yes, where in the heck do we sign up for this gig, because we here at Coaches Hot Seat can coach a losing college football team in San Diego and play a lot of golf and surf at the beach while we are doing it.If Long is working full-time at the job and not playing golf and surfing, then there is a real problem here….
3.Paul Wulff, Washington State – Luckily for Paul Wulff his team was playing against a team led his former head coach in Dennis Erickson on Saturday, who only laid a 31-0 beating on his former player, but the loss hit list continues unabated for Wulff and Washington State.Man, what is really going on here?Has half the team quit or are the players not playing at all, because there is just no explaining why Washington State has fallen off so far from the Bill Doba era at WSU.Certainly the folks at Washington State have to be thinking:Is Wulff the man for this job?That is something we are going to find out in 2009, because if Wulff loses another 9 + games in 2009 his I-A coaching career will be over after 2 seasons on the job.
4.Steve Kragthorpe, Louisville – People tell us that Steve Kragthorpe took over a mess at Louisville from the Petrino regime, but what we think that really happened is that the Louisville program was put through a lot of stress with the overall coaching differences between Kragthorpe and Petrino, not that there were huge problems with the program.Kragthorpe is a hard-nosed old-fashioned football guy and there is nothing wrong with that, but when a coach is brought in that is so different than the preceding coach, a lot of difficulties are to be expected.Of course, that really does not explain losing football games.Now in his second year at Louisville, Kragthorpe record is 11-11 (.500) and he is surely at a crossroads where he and his staff can begin to build a base to move up from, or they can continue to fall and enter the 2009 season on a really Hot Seat.With West Virginia and a trip to Rutgers left on the Louisville schedule this is not going to be easy and if the Cardinals do finish the season at 5-7, that is going to make for a very long offseason in the city of the Run for the Roses.One thing we have noticed, this Louisville team does not seem to be having much fun playing the game of football, and although college football should be demanding, it should also be fun.Something to think about Stevie….
5.Gene Chizik, Iowa State – No doubt, Gene Chizik and his staff are working their asses off, but they are not getting much out of all of that work and that has to be creating a lot of tension within the Iowa State football program.Now at 2-9 and with only a game against Kansas State left, the BEST the Cyclones can do is 3-9 and the WORST IS 2-10 and to be blunt there is not a whole lot of difference in those two records.On the other hand Iowa State could really use a win against Kansas State to build some momentum entering the off-season, and Iowa State is going to need whatever positive things it can get as it moves into the “winter of discontentment” in the Iowa State football program.Yes, those Iowa winters can be harsh, especially coming of 2 or 3 win seasons.2009 will be a critical year for Chizik because the folks at Iowa State are going to want to see some measurable progress or they are going to start to get antsy, and a head football coach can never be happy when his bosses start getting antsy.Play hard Cyclones!
6.Mike Sherman, Texas A&M – Let’s just be honest to what happened this past Saturday in Waco when Texas A&M got whipped 41-21 by the Baylor Bears.Mike Sherman took an Aggie football team to Waco that had at least DOUBLE and maybe TRIPLE the amount of talent that Art Briles took over at Baylor, but then got whipped by three touchdowns.What?Yes, this loss to Baylor was that bad and it bodes really bad things for Mike Sherman that when he does have a decided edge in talent that he can get whipped so badly by the perennial worst team in the Big 12 South, because when Briles gets some quality recruits to Baylor it is going to get really ugly for the Aggies.Now at 4-7 and with a game at Texas left Sherman and the Aggies are looking at a 4-8 record in Sherman’s first year on the job and an unmitigated disaster as they enter the offseason.As the questions about Mike Sherman grow louder from Aggie fans and a bad loss to Texas will only make things worse, all of this will the 2009 season critical for Sherman if he hopes to be a head coach in college for very long.Very simply, unless A&M is much improved in ‘09, has a winning record and goes to a bowl game, the Sherman era and the Bill Byrne (A&M AD) era will be come to an end in December 2009.Yes, it is that simple.
7.Joe Glenn, Wyoming – Now at 4-7 and with a very tough Colorado State team left on the schedule, this next game looks to be Glenn’s last game as the head coach at Wyoming.We say at Wyoming, because Joe Glenn is not even 60 years old yet, and if he wants to after take a much-deserved break, Glenn will probably have an opportunity to be a head coach again at least on the I-AA level where he was very successful at Montana.Joe Glenn has a very impressive career coaching record and we have doubt that Glenn will get another opportunity to be a head coach, but TV may beckon as well as the television folks are always looking for someone with a quick wit that is not afraid to speak his mind.As Joe Glenn thinks about his future this week, he should keep in mind this saying from Helen Keller:
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”
There will be plenty of doors opening up for Joe Glenn after his Wyoming gig, because he is too good of a football coach and to talented of a guy to not have more things to in the lot of time that is left in his life.
8.Al Groh, Virginia – The Virginia AD says Al Groh will be back in 2009, but that doesn’t mean he won’t return next season with a scorching rear-end (read Hot Seat!).With a 5-5 record and with Clemson coming to town this week and a road trip to Virginia Tech remaining, Al Groh and the Cavs really need to get to 6 wins so they can possibly get to a bowl game this year, because a 5-7 record heading into 2009 will not make anyone very happy in Charlottesville.One thing for sure, Virginia fans will be none too happy if Clemson can come into Charlottesville with an interim coach and beat the Cavs.No, that would make no one happy.Play hard Cavaliers!
9.Charlie Weis, Notre Dame – What exactly was that on Saturday when Notre Dame played the Navy?Wow, was that ugly or what, and no doubt Weis saw his head coaching career flashing before his eyes as his team kept not recovering Navy’s on-side kick-offs.Now at 28-19 (.596) in his fourth season at Notre Dame and sitting at 6-4 in ’08, Weis REALLY, REALLY, REALY needs to beat Syracuse led by lame-duck head coach Greg Robinson.The Irish should be able to handle the Orangemen and that leaves a trip to the coast to play USC, which probably will add up to a 7-5 record for Notre Dame in ’08.7-5 is not the kind of record that will keep a head coach employed at Notre Dame for very long, so that certainly means that Weis will enter the 2009 season as perhaps the coach with the Hottest rear-end of any coach in the game.Our recommendation to Charlie Weis:DO NOT LOSE TO SYRACUSE THIS SATURDAY.
10.Dan Hawkins, Colorado – Probably the man with the highest expectations for Dan Hawkins is Dan Hawkins and no doubt “The Hawk” is very disappointed after another tough loss over the weekend to Oklahoma State.Now at 5-6 and facing a trip to play a rapidly improving Nebraska team, Hawkins and the Buffs needs to find a way to get a win over the Huskers to even match the mediocre season they put up in 2008.In his third season at Colorado, Hawkins is now 13-23 (.361) overall and that record cannot be sitting well with Hawkins or the people that hired him in Boulder and no doubt everyone will be expecting a much better season in 2009, or some real questions will start being asked around that beautiful CU campus that sits hard against the Rocky Mountains.No, those are never pleasant questions!Play hard Buffs!
Also, we note a head coach that just missed the Top 10 on the latest Coaches Hot Seat Rankings…
11.Rich Rodriguez, Michigan – When Michigan loses to Northwestern at home and it barely causes a ripple, then you know there is something seriously wrong and there is something seriously wrong at Michigan.Yes, Rodriguez will get every chance to get his recruits and players into place before a real judgment will be made on the Rodriguez regime in Ann Arbor, but is this total transformation of the Michigan football program really necessary?We certainly hope that the Michigan AD knew what he was doing when he hired Rich Rodriguez and that he knew that by hiring Rodriguez he was committing himself to a total reshaping of Michigan football, something that would not have happened if say Greg Schiano had been hired at Michigan.Of course, we will stick to the position that we took last December, that Michigan really dropped by the ball when they didn’t make sure they got Les Miles to Ann Arbor to replace Lloyd Carr, because Les Miles would have been the ideal fit for Michigan and a great competitor for Jim Tressel at Ohio State over the next dozen years or so.Alas, that did not happen and Michigan hired someone that has began a change in the Michigan football program that cannot really be altered once it has been started and that means there is only one way for Michigan, Rodriguez, the Michigan administration, and Michigan fans to go, and that is forward with Rich Rodriguez into an unknown future.If this all works out, then Rodriguez will win a lot of games in Ann Arbor, but if this entire experiment goes badly, then Michigan football might very well be set back for a decade or more.Yes, the stakes are that high for everyone involved, and with Rodriguez looking at a 3-9 record in 2008, this actually could get worse before it gets better and everyone at Michigan should brace themselves for that possibility.Good Luck against the Buckeyes!
Well, there you have the Top 10 (Plus 1) Coaches on the Post Week 12 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings as we enter a crucial time for coaches and for college football programs.In the next few weeks there might be another 6 to 10 college football programs that will be changing head coaches and we will be very interested to see what moves ADs make with their current coaches and what direction the ADs with open positions move in with their new coaching hires.