Question: What puts a college head football coach on the Hot Seat?
There is a lot that goes into a college head football coach being on the Hot Seat as defined by us here at CHS and others around the country, but in the end the most important determination that a coach is on the Hot Seat or not isn’t www.coacheshotseat.com/, but rather it is the fans, alumni, boosters and administration of each particular schools.
We here at Coaches Hot Seat only give OUR collective opinion on whether a coach is on the Hot Seat or not and if 82 college football fans voting on whether a coach is on the Hot Seat or not causes a school to fire a coach then there are some very stupid people running that school.
Maybe we do have some influence here at Coaches Hot Seat in the game of college football, but if we do it is not because we talk or communicate with decision-makers at schools around the country, because we can say flat-out that we do not communicate with any decision-makers on any issues that have anything to do with the game of college football and most certainly not their head football coach. We have influence in the game of college football because people value, respect, look to or even fear what we have to say about the game, college football coaching and college head coaches. People can voluntarily read or not read the Coaches Hot Seat Blog, just like they can listen to or not listen to call-in radio show, so when someone in a position of power says that a “Blog” or a “Call-In” show has too much influence in college football they are just showing their complete ignorance. College football fans pay the salaries of everyone in the game of college football by us tuning into and attending games, by apparel and other school related items and by our interest in the game overall and if the people paying the salaries don’t have a say in things then something is terribly wrong which goes right to the heart of why the Sorry Ass BCS Bastards and their Bogus BCS is such an outrage to anyone with a working brain.
Getting back to the question at issue here…. What puts a college head football coach on the Hot Seat?
A college head football coach puts HIMSELF on the Hot Seat!
Very simply: If a college head football runs a clean program that has players that stay out of trouble and don’t break NCAA rules; if he wins football games and competes for and/or wins conference championships on a regular basis; if he acts in an ethical, moral and appropriate ways when dealing with the press, the public, the fans, the alumni, etc; and finally if the head coach is viewed as an asset to the school and the community/state believe he is a positive role model for his players and others that look to him for leadership then he will never find himself on the Hot Seat.
To that point, Neill Woelk of the Boulder Daily Camera write the following column:
“From the Dept. of the Absurd and Asinine, we bring you this:
Georgia coach Mark Richt and his staff are allegedly coaching for their jobs after the Bulldogs` 1-3 start.
This is the same Mark Richt, we remind you, who has averaged 10 wins per season since his arrival at Georgia in 2001. The same Mark Richt who has never won fewer than eight games and has six double-digit win seasons in nine years at Georgia.
Yet for reasons understood only in SEC country, Richt is on the hot seat. So much so that when the Bulldogs pay a visit to Boulder on Saturday for a meeting with Dan Hawkins` Colorado Buffaloes, Hawkins won`t be the most embattled coach on the field.
The man under the microscope will be Richt, whose teams have won two SEC championships, played in three SEC title games and never had a losing conference record.
Yep. Richt is on the hot seat because his team has stumbled to a 1-3 start this year, with all three losses coming to SEC foes.
Wrote Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald columnist David Ching after Georgia lost last weekend to Mississippi State:
“Mark Richt and his staff are officially coaching for their jobs. … After the last three weekends — particularly after Saturday`s humiliating showing — it`s becoming increasingly difficult to believe the Bulldogs can salvage any respectability from this mess.””
Since Neill Woelk writes for the Boulder Daily Camera we will excuse him for not understanding the pressure that exists around the Big Time football college football programs that exist in the SEC because we can pass along to Woelk and everyone else at the Daily Camera that a head coach in the SEC with yearly records of..
2006 – 2 – 10
2007 – 6 – 7
2008 – 5 – 7
2009 – 3 – 9
…..as Dan Hawkins has put up at Colorado, would have been fired long ago in the SEC!
Why is Mark Richt on the Hot Seat now at Georgia?
Let’s go the win/loss numbers that have put Richt on the Hot Seat
Last 22 games
Overall Record: 11 – 11
Last 14 SEC games
SEC Record: 6 – 8
Mark Richt’s Record Against Arch Rival Florida
2 – 7
Those are the win/loss numbers and the record against Georgia’s main rival Florida that very easily show why Mark Richt is now on the Hot Seat.
Here’s a Real World point of view from the CEO of a medium-sized company in the Atlanta, Georgia area that is a UGA alum and supporter of the school and athletic department on why he believes Mark Richt is on the Hot Seat right now in his own words. We called this long-time friend of ours on Wednesday night and got his point of view of the Mark Richt situation:
“Why is Mark Richt on the Hot Seat? Many reasons. First, in the last several years there have been a number of Georgia football players that have been arrested and it has been my impression and the impression of my wife and all of our friends that until the last few months that it doesn’t matter to Mark or not that these players are going out into the Athens community and getting arrested and making fools of themselves and the university. Second, for the past 2 and-a-half seasons or so there has been a noticeably drop-off in the play of the Georgia football team and when I see Mark on TV, at booster events, in front of the media, he doesn’t seem to understand that his team’s play has dropped off and he also doesn’t seem to have any urgency to get things fixed. Third, Mark Richt is 2 – 7 against Florida. Lastly, and something that has really irritated me and lots of my Georgia friends is that there seems to be a lot of people in the Georgia media that put Mark up on some kind of pedestal because he goes to church and lives a righteous life. Sorry, long before Mark found religion when working for Bobby Bowden I was being dragged to church by my Mama and even though I have been going to church and living the right way for my entire life my company does not give me extra points for getting my rear-end up every Sunday morning to go to church. Mark Richt is not the Apostle Paul and if the Georgia football program is going to be defined on whether if its head coach goes to church and lives a good life or not then Georgia no longer has a legitimate football program. Mark Richt was hired at Georgia to win football games, to run a clean program that recruited players to Athens that acted properly in the community and with respect to their school and from my vantage point and those of my friends for the past 2 and one-half years Mark Richt has failed miserably at both of the above things. Yes, Mark Richt is on the Hot Seat and his future will not be determined by how often he goes to church, but by the behavior of his football players that he recruited to Georgia and by how many football games he wins. If Mark Richt thinks that Georgia football fans are going to tolerate mediocrity with our Georgia football program when he is in his ninth year on the job then he and his enablers in the media are going to be very surprised come December. I would recommend that Mark and the Dawgs beat Colorado this Saturday, because a team like Colorado that lost to California 52 – 7 earlier this year is a team that Georgia should beat 100 times out of 100 games, and yes, we Georgia fans still expect our football team to be able to compete and play with Florida every season.”
That is why Mark Richt is on the Hot Seat.
After Colorado, Mark Richt and Georgia have:
Tennessee, Vanderbilt, at Kentucky, Florida, Idaho State (Cupcake), at Auburn, Georgia Tech.
If Georgia plays like they did against Mississippi State they will only win 1 game the rest of the season and the Coaches Hot Seat Flag-Football Team could be Idaho State!
David Teel of the Daily Press is the columnist on this story and we have been reading David’s columns for years and he is a very good writer and reporter and he can run circles around the “Chicken Scratch” that we write here at Coaches Hot Seat but this column has really gotten our goat…..
“This question is posed with the understanding that teams and circumstances vary, but can you ever imagine Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer reacting to defeat like this?
“After watching the tape, I was more disappointed than I was after the game, if that is possible,” Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson said of his Yellow Jackets’ 45-28 loss to North Carolina State. “I was really frustrated, and this is probably the second or third time this year that we have played with little emotion in the mental aspect. The physical aspect wasn’t great, but it was ok. The mental aspect of it was just out there.
“We have guys that have played for two or three years that are doing things that there is no explanation for. Concentration, paying attention to detail, all of those things, we just have to do a better job of getting through the basic fundamentals. With some of the stuff that we busted in the (N.C. State) game is really unexplainable. They can’t explain it when you show it to them on tape either. Take nothing away from North Carolina State, they played hard and their quarterback had a great game, but we didn’t need to help them as much as we did on both sides of the ball.”
Wow. Think life is a mite tense for the defending ACC champs (2-2, 1-1) after losses to Kansas and the Wolfpack?
I’ve been around these parts for all of Beamer’s 24 seasons as the Hokies’ coach, and I can not recall him going off like that, no matter how discouraging the defeat.”
Uhhhhhh, David, even if Frank Beamer has never criticized his Va. Tech players publicly do you think that 18 – 22 year old players can’t handle being called out publicly for their shoddy play? If these college football players egos are so fragile that they cannot be called out by their head coach then the Candy Assification of American is well along on its way to taking over the country!
Did anyone else catch 60 Minutes on Sunday night and what the 18 – 22 year olds in the US military are being asked to do in Afghanistan right now? No you say? Then here is a little taste of what our brave men and women in the US military are dealing with EVERYDAY on the frontlines against terrorism around the world:
Now that is one brave young woman! Please, if after watching the above video anyone still believes that a college head coach sitting safely in the United States of America calling out his players, that also happen to be sitting safely in America on a college campus, in public for their lack of effort is somehow wrong then the United States of America IS FINISHED!
The following is from Chapter 2, The Burning Shore, “Land of Cyclops” on the Allied Invasion of Sicily, July 1943:
“The first Americans waded onto the beaches at 3:35 A.M. on Saturday, July 10, fifty minutes behind Patton’s schedule. With a vicious pop, a mine tore open the chest of a Ranger company commander. “I could see his heart beating,” said his first sergeant, Randall Harris. “He turned to me and said, ‘I’ve had it, Harry,’ then collapsed and died.” Harris dashed forward only to have another mine shred his abdomen and legs; after flicking grenades into a line of pillboxes, he sprinkled sulfa powder on his protruding intestines, cinched his web belt to keep his innards in, and wandered down to the beach to find a medic. Harris would win a battlefield commission and the Distinguished Service Cross for gallantry.
If stunned by the Allied invasion, the defenders appeared unsurprised. With a great roar and a shower of masonry, Italian demolitionists blew up a long segment of the thousand-foot Gela pier. Italian gunners trained their fire on the Twenty-Sixth Infantry as the first wave closed to within a hundred yards of shore. “The water jumped and heaved” under the lashing bullets. Soldiers sheltered behind the LCT splinter plates and anchor winches, narrowing their shoulders and elbowing one another as rounds sang overhead or pinged off the hull. A barrage balloon torn free in the storm abruptly drifted overhead, weird and stately. “I’ve been wounded but there’s so much blood I can’t tell exactly where,” one soldier muttered. As another boat dropped its ramp, a Sixteenth Infantry rifleman felt a weight slump against his leg. “Somebody left his pack,” he called out, then saw that the inert bundle was a sergeant who had been shot in the head.
Shouts and curses swept the beaches, swallowed by gunfire. A shower of Italian grenades landed around a Sixteenth Infantry lieutenant, who escaped from the encounter with sixty-six small holes in his uniform shirt, a ruptured eardrum, and a pierced upper lip. Sappers chopped at the barbed wire with long-handled snips, and soldiers fell flat as trip flares bathed the shingle in magnesium brilliance. Searchlights swept the waterline, only to draw salvo after salvo from destroyers racing parallel to the shore like angry dogs along a fence. An Italian soldier “crept from a pillbox on all fours and ran down the hill, screaming and sobbing.””
Pgs. 87-88 – The Day of Battle
“Landing craft ground ashore in the early light. Voices sang out: “Down door!” Then: “Sicily, everybody out!” Fire from shore batteries proved modest, except of course for those it actually struck. “The water had a sea of blood and limbs, remains of once grand fighting men who would never be identified,” wrote Able Seaman K. G. Oakley, who saw a landing craft shattered in the Fiftieth Division sector. From the surf Oakley pulled “a man whose arm was hanging on by a few bits of cloth and flesh. He cried, ‘My arm! Look, it’s hit me.’” Like tens of thousands of others on that Saturday morning, Oakley reflected, “So this is war.”
Ashore they swarmed, scrambling through the dunes and across the coastal highway. A Scots regiment entered Cassibile skirling, in defiance of orders that bagpipes remain on ships. A pungent smell briefly triggered gas alarms and fumbling for masks, until more sophisticated noses realized the odor came from wild thyme churned by bombs. While some troops built makeshift jetties with stones salvaged from a beachfront vineyard, other darted between doorways, shouting the Eighth Army challenge – “Desert Rats!” – and listening for the proper parole: “Kill Italians.” A Sicilian peasant charged from his house and fired an ancient shotgun at approaching Commandos, who killed him with return fire. “Sorry we had to shoot that farmer,” a British soldier remarked. “He had the right spirit.”
Eighth Army had prepared for up to ten thousand casualties during the first week of combat on Sicily; in the event, they would sustain only 1,517. But even those who escaped without so much as a sunburn shared a Royal Engineer corporal’s view:
We had learned our first lesson, mainly that fate, not the Germans or Italians, was our undiscriminating enemy. With the same callousness as Army orders, without fairness or judgment, “You and you – dead. The rest of you, on the truck.””
End of that section, The Day of Battle
No, the young men on the Clemson football team are not “kids” and if our current US soldiers can be on the front lines around the world today and our soldiers can liberate Europe over 60 years now, both working under incredibly difficult circumstances, then the players on the Clemson football team can handle a head coaching change without falling to pieces. If the Clemson football players cannot handle a coaching change without falling apart then we have a far different group of young people on our college campuses than are in our armed forces, and that is a damn scary thought. People that claim some coaches are asking too much of their players, or that they are scrimmaging them to much, or that they are working them to hard, need to understand that our young people in the prime of their lives can do amazing things and in fact there is very little that a football coach or anyone else could ask of them along the lines of achievement, or excellence, or in getting difficult things done, that they couldn’t do. No, these are not “kids” that are playing football, but rather men that need to be treated like men, because in the kind of world that we live in today it would be impossible for anyone to predict the kind of great challenges and important responsibilities that will be asked of these young men in the coming years.
On a more humorous note, below is another section from The Day of Battle in a scene that is also from the Invasion of Sicily that involves one of our favorite generals, George S. Patton. If you have sensitive eyes or ears, we would recommend that you not read this passage:
The Day of Battle, Chapter 2, The Burning Shore
“Patton returned to the beach late in the day, still in full throat and impeccable despite having been bombed, strafed, and shelled. During the afternoon he had tracked down Ted Roosevelt in Gela – rebuking him for failing to seize Ponte Olivo airfield already – and later he smoked a victory cigar while visiting Allen’s command post. He ate his K ration lunch with a portly, white-haired brigadier general named William J. Donovan, a millionaire Wall Street lawyer whose resume also included the Medal of Honor and three Purple Hearts in World War I and whose friend Franklin Roosevelt had appointed him director of Office of Strategic Services. Donovan had come ashore from the Samuel Chase and spent the day shooting at Italians, “happy as a clam,” a First Division captain reported. “You know, Bill,” Patton said, “there are two things in life that I love to do – fucking and fighting.” Donovan nodded. “Yes, George, and in that order, too.””
End of Day of Battle excerpt
Yes, General George S. Patton was quite a character as was William Donovan who ran the Office of Strategic Services, which of course was a precursor to the modern day CIA.
We wholeheartedly recommend both of Rick Atkinson’s books (with another one coming), on the liberation of Europe, An Army at Dawn and the book that we quoted from in this blog post, The Day of Battle. Rick Atkinson is a great writer and a terrific storyteller and you can find more about his writing and books at http://www.liberationtrilogy.com/. Thanks Mr. Atkinson for some great reading, and we look forward to your third and final book on the Allied liberation of Europe, which will no doubt begin with the preparations for D-Day and the invasion of Europe in France.
End of Old Coaches Hot Seat Blog Post
Yes, our 18 – 22 year olds should be able take public criticism and if they can’t because their precious little Candy Ass egos will be bruised if someone calls them out then you might as well kiss the United States of America’s Ass goodbye!
There is a valid point of criticism that can be made about Paul Johnson though on his comments the past couple of weeks about his Georgia Tech players and again we quote from David Teel’s column:
“A reporter asked Johnson if last season’s success made his players complacent.
“I think you have to have some leadership and you have to have some guys come forward and challenge other guys,” he said. “We have to do that as coaches as well but, I don’t know that I can get after them anymore than I have gotten after them in the last few weeks. You can’t make somebody want to play. Physically we are right there, it is just mentally that we aren’t into it.””
Uhhhhhhh, What the Hell?
Memo to Paul Johnson: You are being paid $2,500,000 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR to have your Georgia Tech players ready to play each and every game and if “getting after” your players is not doing the trick then you better Damn come up with something else because anything and everything that happens with your football team is…
Do we need to show the 60 Minutes clip again so everyone can see how hard US Army Captain John Hintz works to keep the men his unit alive? Didn’t think so!
Paul Johnson can call out his 18 – 22 year old players in public and they should be old enough and mature enough to handle that criticism, but always it is Paul Johnson’s responsibility to find a way to get his team to the game each so that they are motivated to play winning football. If they are not ready to play winning football then Paul Johnson has failed in his job as the head football coach at Georgia Tech!
Based upon what we saw of the Georgia Tech football team in the Kansas and NC State games this season any random person off the streets of downtown Atlanta could have had those teams better prepared face those two opponents so guess who’s fault those two losses were…
That’s right: The man making $2,500,000 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR…
HEAD COACH PAUL JOHNSON!
Maybe these quotes from Paul “Bear” Bryant will help Coach Johnson out in his time of confusion:
“You must learn how to hold a team together. You must lift some men up, calm others down, until finally they’ve got one heartbeat. Then you’ve got yourself a team.”
“Find your own picture, your own self in anything that goes bad. It’s awfully easy to mouth off at your staff or chew out players, but if it’s bad, and you’re the head coach, you’re responsible. If we have an intercepted pass, I threw it. I’m the head coach. If we get a punt blocked, I caused it. A bad practice, a bad game, it’s up to the head coach to assume his responsibility.”
“If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it. That’s all it takes to get people to win football games for you.”
Memo No. 2 to Paul Johnson: If you can’t get your Georgia Tech football team ready to play each week we know a few high school football coaches that will be able to get their asses motivated and they will work for less than 10 percent of what you are now getting paid! Hell, we could get the Georgia Tech football team motivated to play and we will do it for FREE!
Jim Tressel Running Up the Score? Not a chance in Hell!
Please, anyone that would claim that Jim Tressel would run up the score doesn’t have a clue. Ohio State is massively more talented than Eastern Michigan and when a head coach like Jim Tressel that has his second, third and fourth stringers in the game is just running his team’s offense so they can evaluate those players and see what they can do in live action play and he is most certainly not…..
RUNNING UP THE SCORE!
From the article on that point..
“Tressel explained Saturday was an opportunity for Bauserman to get in some throws and for his coaching staff to make some other decisions on the reserves. He did grant that the Buckeyes probably would have gotten more out of a nine-play drive rather than a 67-yard touchdown run from Berry.
“To me, it would be more insulting to take a knee at that point in time,” Tressel said. “Do I like the fact that the score ended up what it did? No. Am I disappointed that we let our second- and third-team guys go in there and try? No. I mean, that’s what they’re allowed to do.””
Amen to that Coach Tressel.
Of course, we have Mr. Style Points himself living there in Columbus, Ohio who actively promotes and encourages on National TV for college head coaches to RUN UP THE SCORE on their opponents so they can get “Style Points” and gain advantage in a human poll or in the polls run by the computer geeks.
Hey Mr. Style Points one of our older children here at CHS asked his father this week about “Style Points” and if Running up the Score was OK to do! Where did he get the idea that “Style Points” and Running up the Score might be the right thing to do?
You Got It! From Mr. Style Points!
Yes, his father told him that “Style Points” or Running up the Score to gain advantage in a poll is not only wrong, it is immoral, it is unethical, it shows a lack of class and is most certainly Un-American.
Don’t you just love the irony that these Candy Ass college and university presidents that support the Bogus BCS are only celebrating a system that promotes and actually ENCOURAGES college football teams and coaches to run up the score on their opponents?
Here’s a little factoid on every college and university president we have ever run into: They are the Biggest Hypocrites on Planet Earth and all it takes to get them to support something is to butter up and kiss their asses and they will fall head over heels in love with any Bogus idea that comes down the pike.
Congratulations to the Candy Ass college and university presidents, including the Biggest Candy Ass in America today, The Ohio State University President Gordon Gee, because you folks are supporting a wrong, an immoral, an unethical system in the BCS that also happens to violate the principles of the American Republic.
The BCS is a system that only a college or university president could love, not that any of these folks have worked a day in their lives in the Real World where 99 percent of the rest of us have to work and live everyday of our lives!
PT Barnum was right….. A college or university president is a sucker for any Bogus idea that comes down the pike! OK, he didn’t quite say that….but it was close because the Suckers that buy into the Bogus BCS are right up Barnum’s ally!
Yes, those are our opinions… More on the BCS Boys later this week…
Coaches Hot Seat Power Playoff Poll, Post-Week 4
After we put out our First Coaches Hot Seat Power Playoff Poll last week the “Red Phone” rang in CHS Central on Friday morning with someone calling from “That” area code which judging from the number of people that have the “Red Phone” CHS Central number had to be one of our contacts in the TV business. Sure enough, it was one of our TV guys and he was calling to say that we needed to reconfigure our Postseason Playoff System so that more “Wildcard” teams got into the Playoffs and that the lower ranked conferences/conference champions from the previous year would have to play each other to get into the Postseason Tournament. It took awhile for us to completely get what he was talking about, but the bottom line for him was that if television was going to pay 3.5 to 5 times more than what the BCS is now making for a Postseason Playoff then the Playoff should be a mix of the best teams in the country and a few “Wildcard” teams just as the NCAA Basketball Tournament is structured. We went back and looked at our Final CHS Power Playoff Poll after the 2009 Regular Season and based on those Rankings the following conference champions would get into the Postseason Tournament, which conference champions would have to play each other on the current Championship Weekend to get into the Postseason Tournament and how many “Wildcard” teams there would be:
Conference Champions in the 2010 Postseason Tournament: SEC, Big 12, WAC, Pac-10, Big East, MWC, Big Ten
Conference Champions that would have to play each other to get into the Postseason Tournament: Sun Belt, C-USA, MAC, ACC
Wildcard Teams: 7 Wildcard Teams
Using the above new format below is the Second Coaches Hot Seat Power Playoff Poll of the 2010 College Football Season. As you can see below we use the CHS Power Playoff Poll to seed a 16-Team Postseason Championship Tournament IF the season had ended after Week 4. This Postseason Playoff Tournament is seeded with the 6 Conference Champions, the Winners of the Two Conference Play-In Games, along with 7 At-Large Teams that are selected via their ranking in the poll but would ideally in a postseason tournament be selected and seeded by a committee similar to the NCAA Basketball Tournament.
1. Alabama* (4-0)
2. Ohio State* (4-0)
3. Nebraska* (4-0)
4. Boise State* (3-0)
5. Oregon* (4-0)
6. TCU* (4-0)
7. Oklahoma# (4-0)
8. Florida# (4-0)
9. Stanford# (4-0)
10. Auburn# (4-0)
11. LSU# (4-0)
12. Wisconsin# (4-0)
13. Arizona# (4-0)
14. Utah (4-0)
15. Miami, FL* (2-1)
16. Iowa (3-1)
17. Michigan (4-0)
18. NC State (4-0)
19. Texas (3-1)
20. USC (4-0)
Big East Champion – West Virginia*
C-USA Champion – Houston*
Sun Belt Champion – Middle Tennessee*
MAC Champion – Temple*
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 6 conference champions, the spots for the Winners of the Two Play-In Games and the 7 wild card teams in the postseason tournament. Below are the First Round Games if the season had ended after Week 4.
First Round Games – Friday/Saturday December 17-18, 2010
Ohio State – Big Ten Champion
TBD – MAC/Sun Belt Play-In Game Winner
Oregon – Pac-10 Champion
West Virginia – Big East Champion
Florida – #2 At-Large Team
Wisconsin – #6 At-Large Team
Nebraska – Big 12 Champion
Stanford – #3 At-Large Team
TCU – MWC Champion
Auburn – #4 At-Large Team
LSU – #5 At-Large Team
Boise State – WAC Champion
Arizona – # 7 At-Large Team
Oklahoma – #1 At-Large Team
TBD – ACC/C-USA Play-In Game Winner
Alabama – SEC Champion
Great 8 – Second Round Games – Thursday/Friday – December 23 – 24, 2010
Final 4 – Third Round Games – Saturday – January 1, 2011
National Championship Game – Saturday – January 8, 2011
Now that would settle a Legitimate National Champion in College Football but we would have to get the Candy Asses out of the game that rather like sitting around on their asses poolside instead of winning and earning the National Title on the field of play. Meaningless Exhibition Games vs. the above 16-Team Postseason Playoff Hmmmmmmm….. Yes, you would have to be a Real Candy Ass to choose the Meaningless Exhibition Games but never underestimate how Gutless some people can be, especially when it come to laying around a pool and going to theme parks!
The Eagles in Reno, Nevada
We are only a few days away from Coaches Hot Seat getting together on the night of Friday, October 1 to see The Eagles in Reno, Nevada! We are looking forward to spending a few days in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area and we have several CHS members that live there so after the The Eagles concert on Friday night we will be watching all the college football games on Saturday and the Ryder Cup over the weekend at beautiful Lake Tahoe!
First we would like to Congratulate Jim Furyk for winning the PGA Tour’s Tour Championship tournament on Sunday and the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Jim Furyk is a very quiet and private man, but we can tell you from first hand experience that he is one of the fiercest competitors that has ever played the game of golf and one of the toughest men we have ever run across when the pressure is really on.
Congratulations Jim Furyk for a Great 2010 golf season and we are looking forward to Jim and the entire US Ryder Cup team whipping the butts of the Europeans this week in Wales!
How about the pitiful irony that even the game of golf has a postseason playoff season of Playoffs that has a series of events that narrows down the competitors that is used to determine a legitimate champion and in college football we have a bunch of Candy Asses led by the greedy and evil BCS Boys, and lots of Candy Ass head coaches that can’t handle a few more games to crown a REAL CHAMPION?
Oh, it is incredible irony, but when you have a game in college football where mediocrity is rewarded to such a degree that now even losing teams might be sent to play in postseason bowl games and meaningless exhibition bowl games are celebrated as a “series” of anything tells everyone all they need to know about what these Candy Asses are really all about…
More on the BCS Boys later this week but there was an interesting result from the daily internal Coaches Hot Seat poll on Monday that asked the following question:
If the BCS Boys had been in charge of the United States in the late 1930s up until the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 what would the US and the western world look like today?
A. The US and its Allies would have defeated Germany and Japan
B. The US and its Allies would have defeated Germany and would have had ceded Asia to Japan
C. The US and its Allies would have defeated Japan and would have ceded Europe to Germany
D. The US would have stayed out of the war and ceded Asia to Japan and Europe to Germany
E. There would be no United States of America today and everyone East of the Mississippi would be speaking German and everyone to the West of the Mississippi would be speaking Japanese. There also would not be anyone of the Jewish faith left alive on planet Earth.
Not surprising to any of us, E was the unanimous answer to the above question from the 80 Coaches Hot Seat members that voted and that result should remind everyone that there are always consequences and big prices to be paid for following the route of the Candy Asses and there are no bigger Candy Asses in America today than the people behind the BCS (the college and university presidents, the conference commissioners, some ADs and some college head coaches) that believe that championships in the American Republic should not be won and earned on the field of play.
Very simply, if you believe that Mediocrity should be rewarded and that a National Championship should not be won and earned on the Field of Play then you are a Candy Ass and you will be one of people that will be responsible for the downfall of the American Republic.
If you favor subjective polls and computer geeks using programs over Real Men lining up across from each other and settling which team is the best on the Field of Play, as it is in every other sport in America, then not only are you a Candy Ass you are a Sorry Excuse for an American.
You say you don’t have the Guts to settle the National Championship in College Football on the Field of Play? Then how in the Hell can you call yourself an American?
Oh, that’s right, we are living the Age of the Candy Ass and in the game of college football it is very easy to see the Candy Asses because they are the one’s that don’t have the Guts to settle Championships on the Field of Play and they are always talking about “Style Points.”
An interesting question posed on Monday Night when a few CHS members got together to watch the NFL football game:
“These guys in the media that talk about the importance of “Style Points” which is really just running up the score on another team to gain advantage in the Bogus BCS, do they tell their children that running up the score on opponents to achieve “Style Points” is the right thing to do OR are they just incredible hypocrites?”
The consensus answer here at CHS on that: If you believe that running up the score to get “Style Points” is right and you tell your kids so, then you are a Sorry Excuse for a Parent and if you say that running up the score to get “Style Points” on national TV but tell your kids it is the wrong thing to do then you are an Incredible Hypocrite.
Which is it then: Sorry Excuse for a Parent or Incredible Hypocrite?
Our conscience is clear here at Coaches Hot Seat because our parents raised us to believe that running up the score to get “Style Points” is not only Classless it is Flat Out Wrong and it doesn’t matter if you offer us 10,000 Dollars, 10 Million Dollars or any amount of Money you can conjure up we will never defend running up the score to get “Style Points” to anyone or for anything, but especially not on TV in front of our children or to our children in person.
Running up the score to get “Style Points” to gain advantage in the Bogus BCS is not only WRONG it is Incredibly Un-American, but then anyone with a working brain knows the BCS not only violates everything OUR country stands for, but that the Bastards behind the BCS care about only two things: Money and Power and they laugh at the idiots in the media that defend the Nonsense of the BCS, but when you pay people a lot of money to say something then maybe you expect them to say exactly what you want them to say.
Yes, those are our opinions as American citizens and unlike the Candy Ass BCS Boys we believe like the Vast Majority of Americans that Championships of all kinds should be earned and won on the Field of Play!
More on the BCS Boys later this week….
Note to Tiger Woods: For what it’s worth a few members of Coaches Hot Seat got out to see Tiger play during the BMW Championship in Chicago a couple of weeks back when they were there on business and Tiger’s swing is looking a lot better and a lot tighter than it has in years. Clearly, there is a lot more work that Tiger Woods has to do, but it seems to us that his swing is heading back in the right direction and is now a lot closer to the swing he used during his amateur and earlier pro career. The main thing about making a big swing change is to make sure that when you are playing golf that you are playing golf and that you leave the practicing and swing work on the driving range. The power of imagination and the ability to focus the mind on the task at hand are still the most powerful things we know of when it comes to very good golfers and athletes doing great things on the golf course or field of play and if you are thinking about the technique of doing something it always gets in the way of actually doing it.
If Michael Vick can make such an incredible turnaround, and it almost looks like better play with the Eagles than when he was with the Falcons, then Tiger Woods can come back even better as well.
What we like to see here at Coaches Hot Seat is champions playing at the top of their game whether it be Tiger Woods, Michael Vick or anyone else in any sport that we love to watch and/or play ourselves.
Let’s hope Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk and the other Ryder Cup team members, led by Captain Corey Pavin BEAT THE HELL out of the Europeans this week in Wales!
Post Week 4 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings
Top 10 Coaches on Hot Seat Rankings
Crank it the Great Mr. Johnny Cash… in Vienna!
1. Tim Brewster, Minnesota – In his fourth year at Minnesota Tim Brewster has won 15 games and here at the teams he has beat:
2009 – Syracuse, Air Force, Northwestern, Purdue, Michigan State, South Dakota State
2010 – Middle Tennessee
15 Total Wins
7 Wins Against Bogus BCS Schools – Indiana, Illinois, Purdue (2), Syracuse, Northwestern, Michigan State
6 Wins Against Non Bogus BCS Schools – Miami (OH), Northern Illinois, Bowling Green, FAU, Air Force, Middle Tennessee
2 Wins Against I-AA Schools – Montana State, South Dakota State
2 Losses Against I-AA Schools – North Dakota State, South Dakota
Clearly, Tim Brewster even with 15 wins the teams he and the Gophers have beaten we don’t see very many teams on the WIN side of the column in the last 4 seasons and that is the primary reason that he finds himself on the Hot Seat.
Big Ten play begins this week for Minnesota with Northwestern up first at home in that brand new and beautiful new stadium and this is a MUST, MUST WIN Game for Tim Brewster and we will all find a whole lot about the Minnesota football team this week when we see if they show up ready to play an important conference game. If you can’t get fired up for conference play, then one wonder what the Hell is going on at Minnesota…..
2. Paul Wulff, Washington State – This is a lot shorter list then Tim Brewster’s, but in three seasons at Washington State Wulff’s overall record is…
Paul Wulff, 3 seasons at WSU – 4 – 25 (.138)
And Paul Wulff has beaten…
2008 – Portland State, Washington
2009 – SMU
2010 – Montana State
1 Win Against Bogus BCS School – Washington
1 Win Against Non Bogus BCS School – SMU
2 Wins Against I-AA Schools – Portland State, Montana
Sorry, but 4 wins in 3 seasons and only 1 of those wins is against a Bogus BCS School is just PITIFUL!
What did the two head coaches before Paul Wulff do at Washington State?
Bill Doba, 5 seasons at WSU – 30 – 29 (.508)
Mike Price, 14 seasons at WSU – 83 – 78 (.516)
No, Washington State is not an easy place to recruit players to or to win football games at, but Bill Doba and Mike Price proved that Washington State can field winning football teams in Pullman and that makes what Wulff is doing just not acceptable if Washington State is going to continue to be a legitimate football member of the Pac-10 conference.
Maybe we are just wrong to expect that Washington State should be able to field a competitive football team… No, we are not wrong, because we saw Washington State do just that under Bill Doba, but especially Mike Price and that means either Paul Wulff starts winning football games or it is a time for a change in Pullman. That is, if Washington State is still committed top playing winning football.
Enough said on that subject…..
3. Mike Sherman, Texas A&M – Week 4 was off-week for the Aggies and now Sherman & Company get to find out if they can play football against non-Cupcake opponents. Any random person chosen off the streets of downtown Houston could have coached A&M to a 3 – 0 record to this point in the season which means the Aggies’ 2010 season does not really begin until this Thursday night in Stillwater.
It is put up or shut-up time for Mike Sherman and his Aggies and if they lose to Oklahoma State their record in 2010 will be….
3 – 0 Against Cupcakes
0 – 1 Against Legitimate Football Teams
With Arkansas in Dallas up next on the schedule we would recommend that the Aggies beat the Cowboys on Thursday or things are going to get REAL HOT in College Station, Texas!
4. Mike Locksley, New Mexico – After the loss to UNLV the Lobos are giving up an average of 56.25 points per game in 2010 and that little factoid cannot make anyone around the UNM football program, but especially the fans and alumni very happy. It is one thing to lose football games, but it is another thing entirely to get blown out by teams that have the same or even less talent and that reality is why Mike Locksley finds himself on the Hot Seat right now. It doesn’t get any easier for Locksley and the Lobos with UTEP, at New Mexico State, San Diego State, at Colorado State, Wyoming, at Air Force, at BYU and TCU coming up on their slate. Wow, that is a very tough schedule! Unless things change very quickly in Albuquerque the Lobos are going to have a hard time winning another game in 2010 and that kind of football is just not acceptable at a school like New Mexico that has a history of fielding pretty decent football teams.
5. Dan Hawkins, Colorado – Dan Hawkins and the Buffs had a much needed week off as they prepare for the now reeling Georgia Bulldogs team and this Week 5 Game between two coaches on the Hot Seat in Hawkins and Richt is a MUST, MUST WIN GAME for both head coaches. With only 18 wins in his fifth season at Colorado Dan Hawkins knows exactly what he needs to do in 2010 and that is get the CU program going again in the right direction and get the Buffs back into a postseason bowl game. CU is 2 – 1 right now and Hawkins needs 6, 7 or maybe even 8 wins to return for 2011 and Colorado’s first year in the Pac-12 and with the following upcoming games of: Georgia, at Missouri, Baylor, Texas Tech at Oklahoma, at Kansas, Iowa State, Kansas State and at Nebraska, the Georgia game is a MUST, MUST, MUST, MUST, MUST WIN for Dan Hawkins!
6. Mark Richt, Georgia – Anyone that has watched Georgia under Mark Richt over the past nine seasons and watched the Dawgs against Mississippi State on Saturday night can tell that something is terribly wrong in Athens. Our good friends and Georgia alums in the Atlanta area have been telling us for years that Richt’s “kid gloves” treatment of Georgia football players getting arrested and into trouble has been building up over the years and “all of that” is now showing up on the football field.
The thing about members of college sports teams getting arrested, especially when they are multiple arrests year after year, is that either the coach and his staff are recruiting the wrong type of people to the school and/or the players are showing disrespect for the team, the coaching staff and even the school. As our college coaches used to tell us here at Coaches Hot Seat 25 plus years ago…
“Everywhere you go, everything you do, everyone you interact with, you do it as a member of this sports team and if you make an Ass of yourself or get arrested you just show your complete disrespect for me as your head coach and especially show a complete disrespect for your teammates that are doing things the right way.”
What do the football players at Georgia, Florida and other schools around the country not understand about the above statement, or maybe a better question is, are the head coaches at Georgia and other schools making it very clear that making an Ass of yourself or getting arrested is NOT ONLY NOT ACCEPTABLE it shows that YOU DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT your team, your coaches and your school? Hell, we don’t know what the problem is with all of these arrests, but we do know that all of us here at Coaches Hot Seat had a Helluva time in college and we did not come remotely close to getting arrested which speaks volumes about what some of these kids must be doing to get themselves arrested.
21 Year Old Drinking Age
(Please, don’t get us started on the Absolute and Complete Absurdity of the current United States’ drinking age of 21, because if you are mature enough to go away by yourself to college, old enough to vote, but especially old enough to fight for your country in battle then you should be old enough to drink alcohol. Very simply, the drinking age being at 21 in the United States is causing many of these problems on college campuses and elsewhere because the fundamental relationship between alcohol and Americans has been warped so much that it leads to all kinds of nonsense, like the binge drinking that is so prevalent on college campuses today. We could go on forever on this subject, but if you are someone that believes in denying people the right to drink at 18, then you would then send them into battle or to vote for the President of the United States at the same age, you are a Total an Complete Hypocrite and are also actually causing lots of arrests on college campuses with this draconian and Bogus 18 year old drinking age. Oh, it is all just a waste of breath, because people that have no idea what is going on today on college campuses and with our young people don’t have a clue to what we are talking about! It is better that our young adults don’t drink alcohol at all, but many of them will in college and elsewhere and anyone deluding themselves into thinking that having the drinking age at 21 is stopping one kid from drinking if he/she wants to drink doesn’t have a clue to what is really going on in the world today. We tell our young adults that drinking alcohol is OK, but only in moderation and that one should never get anywhere close to a vehicle when they have been drinking. We have taught our young adults about the dangers of alcohol, but also that there are things about alcohol that are good and also a part of the history of our country, like the great wine that comes from California and from elsewhere around the world, and that a mature adult has healthy respect for all types of alcohol which forbids things such as binge drinking. Enough on that issue, but we could go on for awhile on the subject….)
So just what is going on at Georgia now under Mark Richt? Well, from a long ways away, it looks to us that there is the perfect storm of many instances of Mark Richt not putting the hammer down on players that have shown a Complete and Utter Contempt for him and the Georgia football team which is now been combined with mediocre play on the field on both sides of the ball and all of that together has turned the Dawgs into a mediocre football team that is made up of players that don’t have respect for their coaches, their team and school and thus are not giving 100 percent on the field. Yes, many Georgia players did not play at 100 percent against Mississippi State on Saturday night and if you get only a handful of players that are not hustling on every play, especially in a conference like the SEC, you have a recipe for disaster and that is exactly what is going on at Georgia.
Yes, Colorado is a MUST WIN for Mark Rich and Georgia, but even more importantly we will be interested to see if the Dawgs show up and play the way they have in the past or if they just go out to Boulder and lay down and get beat by a team in CU that they have least two, or maybe even three times as much more talent.
7. Greg McMackin, Hawaii – Hawaii had a bye-week in Week 4….Oh, that’s right Hawaii played I-AA Charleston Southern and beat their Cupcake for the 2010 season 66 – 7. Yes, Hawaii had a bye-week in Week 4! Greg McMackin is 15 – 16 in his third season at Hawaii and he now faces a make-or-break stretch that starts with La. Tech at home in a game that a June Jones coached Warriors team would win 99 times out of 100. Yes, La. Tech is a MUST WIN for Greg McMackin because of the schedule that is behind this Saturday’s game: at Fresno State, Nevada, at Utah State, Idaho, at Boise State, San Jose State, at New Mexico State and UNLV. We believe Greg McMackin needs 7 wins in a 13 game season this year to return in 2011 and that means that each and every game is important to a man that has been on the Hot Seat for quite awhile now!
8. Dennis Erickson, Arizona State – Arizona State played pretty well against Oregon, but again the Sun Devils made lots of very stupid and unnecessary penalties that collectively cost ASU big time. Anyone that has followed Dennis Erickson’s college career at Miami and Oregon State will remember that his teams at those schools also made lots of stupid mistakes. Miami had lots of talent when Erickson arrived and during his tenure and they could get away with making lots of stupid mistakes and his four years at Oregon State were before Pete Carroll arrived at USC and were 4 seasons when the Pac-10 was not all that good.
Newsflash for Dennis Erickson: You do not have enough talent at Arizona State to let your players to continue to make stupid mistakes and it is always the head coach and his staff that “let” their players make stupid mistakes BECAUSE of the way the coaching staff reacts when the stupid mistakes happen and how a player is punished at the next practice when committing a personal foul or unsportsmanlike penalty. For us 25 plus years ago the standard for committing a personal foul or unsportsmanlike penalty was very simple: “See the stadium? Good, now start running and we will tell you when to stop.” Yes, after you have run up and down the stairs of the entire stadium two, three or four times you tend to not commit stupid penalties any more and almost always the team gets the message that they really don’t want that kind of punishment either.
Since it seems pretty clear to us that Dennis Erickson is going to allow his Arizona State players to continue to commit stupid mistakes, the Sun Devils are in for a very tough season with the following games on the docket: at Oregon State, at Washington, at Cal, Washington State, at USC, Stanford, UCLA, at Arizona. Arizona State is now 2 – 2 and if they win 5 games in 2010 we would be surprised which would mean the Arizona State job would come open in December, because we have been told that it is bowl game or bust for Erickson in 2010 and with two I-AA schools on the schedule that means ASU needs 7 wins to get to a bowl game in the mediocrity that is the college football postseason in 21 st century America. Oh, that’s right the Candy Asses running the NCAA may allow a I-A school with two wins over I-AA schools to get 6 wins and go to a bowl game. When will the rewarding of Mediocrity end? When these Bastards bring down the entire American Republic….. That’s when!
9. Butch Davis, North Carolina – Butch Davis and his Tar Heels got a Much Needed win over Rutgers to go to 1 – 2 on the season and now the challenge is to keep things going in a positive direction with an out-of-conference matchup against East Carolina this weekend. No, Butch Davis and UNC can REALLY NOT AFFORD to lose to ECU at home on Saturday, because ACC play starts the next week with Clemson coming to town. Butch Davis probably needs a .500 or better record to return for the 2011 season and with the following games left on the schedule: ECU, Clemson, at Virginia, at Miami, William & Mary, at FSU, NC State and at Duke….we wish Butch Davis GOOD LUCK with that!
10. Todd Dodge, North Texas – Todd Dodge and his North Texas football team got a big win on the road against FAU on Saturday after dealing with a rash of injuries over the past few weeks, but for Dodge to get off the Hot Seat his Mean Green will need to keep this momentum rolling into their home game at La. Lafayette this Saturday. UNT is now 1 – 3 in 2010 and somehow they are going to need to find 5 wins out of the next 7 Sun Belt conference games and that season ending home game against Kansas State (now that is a odd game for both UNT and Kansas State!). UNT has La. Lafayette, Arkansas State, FIU, at Western Kentucky, Troy, at Middle Tennessee at La. Monroe and Kansas State and if Todd Dodge can win 5 of his last 8 games then he probably should be back for 2011, especially considering the difficulty of the Mean Green’s out-of-conference schedule this season. Good Luck to you Boys!
How about a few more songs from the Great Johnny Cash?
Daddy Sang Bass
If I Were A Carpenter with June Carter Cash
Walk the Line
Huell Howser and California’s Gold
It really is too bad that all Americans can’t get too see some of the craziness that goes on in the state of California because some of it is so crazy that you just have to laugh!
One of the treasures of the state of California is a Man by the name of Huell Howser that has been doing a TV program on public television stations in California for years now and we all get a great kick out of seeing Huell’s shows.
If you have never heard of Huell Howser or seen his shows then you have missed a lot of laughs, both laughing at and with Huell, and Huell is such a good sport that he doesn’t give a Damn which you are doing because his love of life and of telling stories is his main concern.
Howser was born in Gallatin, Tennessee. He received a B.A. in history from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he also served as student body president. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and on the staff of Sen. Howard Baker, Howser’s television career began at WSM-TV in Nashville. He began a series of “human interest” stories for WSM. Howser became extremely popular as the host of a popular segment on what was at that time still a market-dominant station, especially with regard to local news.
Howser became the subject of controversy in the summer of 1979 when he did a story about how the former Tennessee Governor’s Mansion was slated for demolition to make way for a Popeye’s Fried Chicken outlet. He ignored management’s orders to not mention the story on-air. His defiance led to a thirty-day suspension, but before the suspension was over, Howser had secured new employment. He has often since stated that he might still be “looking for more pet pigs around Nashville” if this incident had never occurred.
After working in New York, he moved to Los Angeles in 1981 to work as a reporter for KCBS-TV. During 1982-83, he also served as weekend host and correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. In 1987 he joined Los Angeles PBS station KCET as a producer of “Videolog.”
California’s Gold highlights small towns, landmarks, events or places of interest throughout California which are not well known to the general public, and Howser conducting informal interviews with the locals. Howser received his first name from a conjunction of his parents’ names, Harold and Jewell, as revealed in the California’s Gold episode “Smartsville”. He also produces derived shows including California’s Golden Parks, California’s Water, Visiting… with Huell Howser, Our Neighborhoods, The Bench, Road Trip, and various specials
Post Week 4 Observations, Statements and Questions
Absolute Nonsense and Future Historians trying to figure out How America Fell – Centuries from now historians will be looking back at the history of the United States and they will try and figure out how the American Republic collapsed when it had so much going for it and we have no doubt that just like in Woody Allen’s great movie Sleeper, they will look back at 21 st century television and wonder just what the Hell all of us were thinking.
Case in point: The endless blabbering by Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit on Boise State and other non-BCS schools having to rack up “style points” in order to advance or EVEN STAY where they are in the national polls. Sorry, even if the people signing our checks say we must shut our mouths about the Absolute Stupidity of the Incredibly Un-American BCS, we are Americans here at Coaches Hot Seat and when something is Total and Complete Bullshit, as the BCS clearly is, then we are going to call it Total and Complete Bullshit!
The BCS is Total and Complete Bullshit and Kirk Herbstreit can talk about the very Un-American idea that a college football team should have to get “style points” (which really means RUNNING UP THE SCORE ON OPPONENTS!) all he wants to but that doesn’t make it anything different from what it really is: An Absolute and Complete Abomination and something that only a True Communist such as Lenin, Stalin or Castro (Oh, you say that even Castro is abandoning Communism in Cuba! Maybe someone should tell Musburger and Herbstreit and the Communists at the Mother Ship that the “Gig is Up” on Complete and Total Bullshit with things like the BCS! Oh, you don’t think that National Championships in America shouldn’t be earned and won on the Field of Play? OK, then you are part of the Group of People taking down the American Republic, but then we have lots of people in our Nation’s Capital both on and off the public payroll that every day do things that hurt our country and the American People and they do it because someone is PAYING THEM TO DO IT!).
People that talk about “style points” are not Americans, they are not Real Men and Women and they certainly would not be welcome anywhere near out kids and their sports teams because we raise our kids and expect their coaches to act, to play and to coach WITH CLASS and anyone that supports anything as Bogus as the BCS is COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY WITHOUT CLASS.
One can only wonder who the Hell raised these people that support this Bogus and Un-American BCS, because the way our parents raised us they would have never allowed for anything that at its core violates the basic and very clear principles of the American Republic.
Sorry Brent and Herbie, there is no mention of “style points” in the Declaration of Independence and if either of you had served one day in the US military you would have learned the difference between principles and Bullshit, but then “other” people and their kids can lay their lives on the line while the Elites talk about “style points.” That in a nutshell is what is wrong with America, that “style points” are considered legitimate and that anyone with a working brain listens to what clowns like Bill Hancock and his Masters behind the curtain in the BCS Boys say about anything, but especially about something that involved REAL MEN playing the game of football.
We stand with Thomas Jefferson and his magnificent Declaration of Independence
One can only wonder just who in the Hell these Bastards that defend the Bogus BCS stand with because it is not like anyone or anything in American history. Oh, that’s right those checks keep getting cashed and as long as the Direct Deposit hits every two weeks I WILL SAY AND DO ANYTHING YOU TELL ME TO DO!
On a related note the above mentioned movie, Woody Allen’s Sleeper, is one of the funniest movies of Allen’s early career. Here is a clip of the movie that has the section of them asking Woody Allen’s character in the future about the American past:
Now that is funny and if you want some great laughs, non-children laughs, then rent Sleeper for the night!
Randy Shannon is getting there, but more players are needed at the U to compete with the best – After the blowout over Pitt on Thursday night people might be inclined to say that Miami is all the way back and even though Randy Shannon has made great progress the ‘Canes still are short about 12 to 15 top quality players from being able to compete with the top teams in college football. That will come with time and good recruiting, but Shannon has the Hurricanes climbing the mountain and there are now only a dozen or so teams around the country that are ahead of them.
TCU struggles against a pretty good SMU team, but the Horned Frogs can still beat ANY team in the country on a neutral field – June Jones has his Mustangs playing pretty decent football and they gave TCU all they wanted on Friday night, but like most good teams the Horned Frogs win even when they are not playing their best. Yes, TCU could line up and beat any team in the country and with that in mind that there are still Communists in this country that support this Bogus BCS shows just how pitiful the US educational system really is! Oh, that’s right, the most “politically-correct” secondary schools in San Francisco or Berkeley wouldn’t try to teach that the BCS is legitimate! No, it takes a very special kind of Idiot to defend the Incredibly Un-American BCS and for college presidents to support a system that encourages teams to run up the score on other teams just shows everyone what a bunch of Jack-Asses we have running our colleges and universities.
Against I-A foes Georgia Tech is giving up 32.3 points per game – Uhhhh, on the way to crowning Al Groh as a defensive genius his Ga. Tech defense is giving up more than 4 touchdowns a game against I-A opponents. Sorry, even Paul Johnson’s offense is not going to win many games with his defense giving up over 30 points a game. A good idea might be for the Ga. Tech defensive players to actually start tackling the opposing team’s players! Yes, that would be a great idea!
Wisconsin 70 – Austin Peay 3 – If you think this score and game is right then you are a Candy Ass. Wisconsin has no business playing Austin Peay and we are now starting to understand how Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez got rolled by the Big Ten boys on the conference divisions, because anyone at a I-A school that would put Austin Peay on their schedule deserves to get ass rolled! The Coaches Hot Seat Flag-Football team could beat Austin Peay without breaking a sweat and that makes what happened in Madison on Saturday below contempt. And we are told that many of the Big Ten schools don’t want to play 9 Big Ten conference games which confirms our suspicions that the Big Ten schools’ athletic departments are filled with lots of Candy Asses. Yes, a few months in Afghanistan or Iraq would do wonders for all of these Candy Asses in the Big Ten, but would any of them last more than a day or two before begging to go home and get back to playing games against I-AA schools? Doubtful any of them including Barry Alvarez could last 1 day in Afghanistan and that is the heart of one of the biggest problems in America today, namely that OUR country is filling up with Candy Asses that support things like the Bogus BCS and schedules games against Austin Peay. If you think your so tough, then quit scheduling Bogus football games because right now anyone and everyone that was involved in putting Austin Peay on the schedule is a CANDY ASS!
Alabama escapes in Fayetteville – The close escape by the Tide in Fayetteville exposed a weakness in the Crimson Tide and that is the Alabama secondary is vulnerable to a good QB that has a quality stable of good wide receivers. Here’s the rub on that factoid: Alabama doesn’t play another team on their 2010 schedule that has a good QB with good wide receivers. The very simple reality is that the only team that can beat Alabama in 2010 is Alabama but the Tide made enough mistakes against Arkansas, including not taking full advantage of is running game in the 1 st half against the Hogs, to make us believe that Alabama is young enough in a few spots that they might just beat themselves somewhere along the road. If Alabama doesn’t throw another pass in 2010 they will end the season 14 – 0…….probably! Boise State, Nebraska, TCU, Stanford, Oregon, Ohio State and a few other teams might just be able to outscore the Tide, but certainly not slow them down, unless they slow themselves down!
Stanford crushes the Irish – We warned college football that everyone should FEAR THE TREE and the Stanford Cardinal crushed the Irish on Saturday even while playing their worst game of the year. The Stanford defense played pretty good, but the Cardinal offense was only mediocre at best and it will have to be much better to beat the Ducks in Eugene next Saturday. Yes, you would be smart to FEAR THE DAMN TREE, because….THE TREE WILL KICK YOUR ASS!
Calm down Notre Dame fans, you just got beat by one of the best teams in the country – Before the season we here at Coaches Hot Seat predicted that Brian Kelly and the Irish would go 9 – 3 on the year, but we also predicted they would start the season by beating Purdue (YES), beating Michigan (Just lost to), losing to Michigan State (YES) and losing to Stanford (YES). So, at this point we had the Irish at 2 – 2 and they are at 1 – 3 and they had very good chances to beat both Michigan and Michigan State. Yes, calm down Notre Dame fans (How about this crazy headline: Irish players still sticking with coach Brian Kelly – for now – Oh, that is beyond PITIFUL!), because all that the Irish have done is to start the season with one of the toughest schedules in the country, as opposed to the Wisconsin and Texas A&M’s of the world that seem to revel in being Candy Asses and playing Cupcakes! Stanford is a very good football team and we were actually surprised that the Cardinal didn’t beat the Irish by even more, but alas Stanford had a mediocre day on offense and the margin of victory was only 23 points. OK, us Stanford fans will take it, but that is still not acceptable as quality football (See how Real Winners talk?). Notre Dame has BC up next in Boston and then Pitt, Western Michigan, Navy, Tulsa, Utah, Army and USC and the Irish will have a good to decent chance to win each and every one of those games. Will the Irish win out? Not very likely, but they will finish with a winning record which is not too bad when you consider that Notre Dame won just 16 games over the past three seasons before Brian Kelly took over. Our guess now on Notre Dame’s 2010 record: 8 – 4.
Butch Davis and the Tar Heels get a much needed win over Rutgers – Nice win for Davis and UNC, now they need to keep winning and that means taking the games one at a time. Sounds like a cliché, but one thing at a time is the ONLY way to dig oneself out of a hole and the Tar Heels/Butch Davis are still in a deep hole right now.
Memo to Mack Brown – We know that Mack Brown doesn’t need to hear this based upon his comments after the shellacking that his Longhorns took from UCLA, but Mack, if Texas is going to pay you to get the UT football team ready to play football games what the Hell have you and your staff been doing this season? Texas has played without emotion, without fire and without passion in 2010 except for portions for the Texas Tech game and if Brown and Company don’t get things straightened out and quick there are going to be a lot more “L” on the board this season.
Interesting story: One of our good friends and long-time Texas football season ticket holder called us on Thursday night from Austin when we were watching the Miami – Pitt game and said:
“I am glad we are playing UCLA this week, because if were playing a good team we would get our butt beat!”
We responded: “Well, UCLA is OK, but if Stanford can beat UCLA 35- 0 in the Rose Bowl then Texas should have no problem if they can just get to the game on time.”
How wrong we were, but then Texas didn’t seem to give a Damn about showing up to play a football game and what makes it doubly pitiful is that they got their Asses beat in front of their home fans. Yes, that’s right the University of Texas football team just flat-out laid down and quit playing in Austin in front of their OWN FANS!
Remember these two scores:
UCLA 34 – Texas 12
Stanford 35 – UCLA 0
Yes, FEAR THE DAMN TREE because the TREE WILL KICK YOUR ASS!
Congratulations to Rick Neuheisel and the Bruins – We know enough people around Westwood to know that Rick and his coaching staff have come under lots of criticism and pressure after the start to the 2010 season and that means that Lots of Congratulation are in order for the Bruins for their BUTT WHIPPING of the might Texas Longhorns in Austin! Texas is still Texas and even if Mack Brown let his team come out and quit before their home fans, UCLA still WHIPPED SOME OF THAT TEXAS LONGHORN ASS!
We are guessing now that the Texas fans will Shut the Hell up about Colt McCoy getting knocked out of the Bogus BCS title game last year? Right?
Hey UT Longhorn fans: Your football team just quit on you in your home stadium which is a cue to quit talking about Colt McCoy getting knocked out of the Bogus BCS title game. Hell, these Longhorn fans have been talking so much about McCoy getting knocked out in the game against Alabama that we were starting to wonder if they were striking for what the Candy Asses in College Station (Texas A&M) have achieved, which is the most disgraceful home schedule in recent years in I-A football!
If we hear one more Texas fan mention Colt McCoy getting knocked out of the Bogus BCS title game we are going to put the entire Longhorn Nation on Candy Ass Watch which is only one step from being labeled Candy Asses!
“Excuses are no good. Your friends don’t need them, and your enemies won’t believe them.” Jake Gaither
Mack Brown and his Longhorns are lucky there weren’t playing Stanford in Austin on Saturday because judging by the below scores…
UCLA 34 – Texas 12
Stanford 35 – UCLA 0
Stanford is 57 POINTS BETTER than that Whipped Texas Longhorn Ass!
That’s right….FEAR THE DAMN TREE!
Nevada whips BYU – While the Candy Asses that support the Bogus BCS are talking about Boise State running the table we have some news for everyone:
NEVADA COULD RUN THE TABLE in 2010!
Nevada is a just very good football team. Nevada whipped California 52 – 31 and then Cal loses to Arizona 10 – 9 which just beat Iowa. Yes, Nevada is a very good football team!
That November 26 th game in Reno between Boise State and Nevada is going to be a classic and that late in the year the cold and snowy weather could be a huge factor in the game.
NEVADA COULD RUN THE TABLE in 2010!
Hot Seat gets Hotter for Mark Richt….Could someone turn the burner off – Yes, the Hot Seat just got Hotter for Mark Richt after the Bulldogs lost another SEC game to Mississippi State on Saturday night.
With Georgia now 1 – 3 on the season and a lot of tough games still to play, at Colorado, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, at Kentucky, Florida, Auburn and Georgia Tech, we cannot help but wonder if new Georgia AD Greg McGarity along with the administration at UGA might consider putting out the fire under Richt’s rear-end by announcing that WHATEVER happens for the rest of the 2010 season that Mark Richt will be back in 2011. A few years ago then Arizona AD Jim Livengood (now at UNLV as AD) and the Arizona president announced during a struggling season that they were going to support Mike Stoops no matter what happened the rest of the year, including losing to Arizona State and that took a lot of the pressure off of Stoops and the UA football team at the time. Georgia AD McGarity and the UGA administration might consider something similar at this time considering Mark Richt’s great track record at Georgia, not counting his terrible record against the Gators, because things could spiral out of control if the Bulldogs keep losing football games. There is a risk to the path of announcing that a head coach will be back for the next season no matter “what happens” because it could alienate the fan base, alumni and boosters, but it also would completely end the speculation on Richt’s immediate future which is right now if he will be back for 2011. Another worry is if the football team will not play hard if they know their head coach is “for sure” coming back where they would play really hard, but tight, if his job was in jeopardy due to their play. Yes, it is a conundrum! Something to consider. Maybe Georgia AD McGarity should call UNLV AD Livengood to get some advice on the issue…. Just a thought….
As for the Georgia football team they are very simply not playing Georgia football, which under Vince Dooley and Mark Richt has been exemplified by very few mistakes, a strong offensive running game, an attacking passing game (under Richt), and a physical defense. Sorry, Georgia football is right now not playing…
Lou Holtz Maxim on ESPN’s College Football Final
“The most physical team usually wins.”
You got that right Coach Holtz and right now Georgia has been out-physical led in every game they have played this season!
Enough said on that issue…..
Houston Nutt and Mississippi got a big win…BUT – Houston Nutt and his Mississippi football team got a big win over Fresno State, but Fresno State scored 38 points on the Rebels. Mississippi is giving up an average of over 30 points a game in 2010. Wow! That clearly cannot continue or the Rebels are going to lose a lot more games in 2010!
Gotta love those late-night Pac-10 games! – Nothing like staying up to watch these late-night Pac-10 games on Saturday nights and both the Cal – Arizona and Oregon – Arizona State matchups were great entertainment! We admit that we are partial to the Pac-10 here at Coaches Hot Seat, but anyone that stayed up to watch the above two games had to be thrilled that late into the night in America we have entertaining football to watch! Put the wives and kids to bed and settle back for some entertaining football with a cold beer (or two) and some chips, salsa, Chex Mix and more than 1 TV to watch the games! Can you say Nirvana?
Today is the 50 th Anniversary of the first Kennedy – Nixon Debate during the 1960 Presidential Election
Politics has changed a lot since 1960 in the United States and for the worse in our opinion and at the core of the problem with OUR political system is the Political Elites of both political parties don’t really give a Damn what any of us think about the issues or where we think OUR country should be going.
Memo to the Political Elite in Washington DC and Elsewhere – All of this Bullshit is going to change you Bastards and in a very big way and when the American People get back control of their government we are going to tell everyone in America what you Bastards have been up to including the Outrageous and Corrupt ways you have been running OUR country!
Count on that you Bastards!
Laugh if you like, but the American People are coming to take back THEIR COUNTRY!
There are a lot of reasons given for the Decline of the last great empire on the planet, the Roman Empire, before the United States of America became a world power about 100 years ago, but we here at Coaches Hot Seat are convinced that the reasons that the Roman Empire fell or actually declined over many decades can be narrowed down to a handful of things. Let’s see where the Roman Empire went wrong and if the United States is now making the very same mistakes.
Massive amounts of Public and Private Debt
Roman Empire – Check
United States – Check
Debasement of the Country’s Currency
Roman Empire – Check
United States – Check
A Decline in Morals, Ethics, Integrity
Roman Empire – Check
United States – Check
A Corrupt Political System that is Separated from the People
Roman Empire – Check
United States – Check
Unemployment of the Working Classes
Roman Empire – Check
United States – Check
Constant Wars and Heavy Military Spending
Roman Empire – Check
United States – Check
A General Weakness of the People (The Candy Ass Factor)
Roman Empire – Check
United States – Check
As anyone can see there are a lot of “Checks” for both the Roman Empire and the United States of America above which should scare the Hell out of all Americans as we face an increasing number of problems on many fronts, some like the rise of China and Asia, that we have little or no control over.
The last item above that we share with the Roman Empire, the General Weakness of the People has been on the rise for decades now in the United States and it is best exemplified by the way American parents go to great lengths to make sure their children are always assured that they are “A Winner” and that by merely by “participating” in a sport a trophy or recognition is appropriate.
Sorry, we don’t agree with that BS and the parents here at Coaches Hot Seat make it very clear to the teachers and coaches of our children that we are only interested in our children being recognized for doing something when….
THEY HAVE ACTUALLY DONE OR ACCOMPLISHED SOMETHING!
Whether it be winning a championship with at team, achieving an “A” in or mastery of a difficult subject or test, or by being recognized as the best or most valuable members of an organization or sports team, yes, those are the types of things that should be recognized and rewarded, but the Absolute Nonsense that is handed out by schools and sports teams today so that everyone “feels good” or that “everyone gets a trophy” not only does great harm to children by trying to convince them they have achieved something or worthy (when even the children know it is BS), actually does great harm to our children and the country as well. As for our own children, they know that we don’t allow the BS “participation” trophies or awards in our houses and that if they get one they can just say “Thank You, but No Thanks” and if one makes it home they know full well to toss it into the garbage.
Here at Coaches Hot Seat you will not find us yelling at coaches, demanding things from teachers or acting like some of these idiots parents do at sporting events, but rather we believe that our kids achievements in school and in sports is determined by how much THEY themselves put into those endeavors. Our children know they will get great encouragement and support to pursue their interests and goals in life from their parents and we hope they also find a loving home where parents set a very specific set of rules that they must live within as they grow up and become young adults. Our philosophy on what makes a good boy or girl and how one can become a great asset to society and to our Republic is summed up very well in the below magazine excerpt from then Governor of New York Teddy Roosevelt in 1900: (just add “and girl” when you see boy and we believe one will have the principles of what a strong and achieving child in America can and should be)
“Of course,” he begins, “what we have a right to expect of the American boy is that he shall turn out to be a good American man. Now the chances are strong that he won’t be much of a man unless he is a good deal of a boy.” And what did Roosevelt think it took to make a “good deal of a boy?” Basically, three things: a strong body, a strong mind, and courage. A boy should develop his body by participating in athletic sports — “rough sports which call for pluck, endurance, and physical address. But this athletic involvement is really a means to an end. Active participation in sports, however enjoyable and beneficial in and of itself, is simply preparation for work that counts when the time arises, especially in defense of the country.
A boy should develop his mind by “work[ing] hard, at his lessons, first for what he will learn, and second, for the discipline that comes from resolutely settling down to learn it. Boys, when they study should study just as hard as they play football in an important game. Shiftlessness, slackness, indifference in studying, are almost certain to mean inability to get on in other walks of life.
A boy should develop both physical and moral courage. He should not be a coward, who will take a blow without returning it, and he should always stand up for what he thinks is right, even when his friends sneer at him. He should be ashamed to submit to bullying without instant retaliation, and should, in return, abhor any form of bullying, cruelty or brutality.
[A] boy can best become a good man by being a good boy — not a goody-goody boy, but just a plain good boy. ‘Good.’ in the largest sense, should include whatever is fine, straightforward, clean, brave and manly. The best boys I know are good at their studies fearless and stalwart, hated and feared by all that is wicked and depraved, incapable of submitting to wrong-doing, and equally incapable of being aught but tender to the weak and helpless.”
“In short,” Roosevelt advises, “in life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: Hit the line hard; don’t foul and don’t shirk, but hit the line hard!”
Teddy Roosevelt, Governor of New York, “What We Can Expect of the American Boy”, St. Nicholas Magazine, May 1900
Is there any American that can or would argue with Teddy Roosevelt’s above advice? Yes, a Candy Ass would but a Candy Ass only knows one way to behave so to expect him to be able to ask for and demand proper behavior out his or her children is often not even part of their DNA anymore because most of the things that made America such a great country are disappearing from our Republic everyday with Candy Asses like the BCS Bastards being part of a group that is leading the way on that front.
Teddy Roosevelt: “Hit the line hard!”
Candy Asses: “Hit the line soft, play in meaningless exhibition bowl games and give everyone a trophy whether they have done anything or not!”
Yes, there is a difference between Real Americans….
and Candy Asses!
Very simply, when you tell someone they have achieved something and they have not you lessen that person and the American Republic, but we here at Coaches Hot Seat do not kid ourselves that the people that are behind all of this Absolute Nonsense understand the damage that they do. After all, to act like a Candy Ass is all they understand because they have grown up in the United States in a time of incredible prosperity and as long as we have “Other” brave men and women that are willing to VOLUNTEER to lay their lives on the line and to make a real effort to serve their country on the frontlines defending Freedom and Liberty both at home and around the world, the Candy Asses of the world, like the BCS Boys and the media that purports to cover them, can flourish without lifting a finger or making a sacrifice.
Hell, if you have had it easy your entire life and have never had to really dig deep and sacrifice a portion of your life for something greater than yourself, it is only natural that you would be a Candy Ass and believe us…right now America is filling up with Candy Asses that stretch from the Wall Street Bastards and most of our “Elected Leaders” in Washington DC, to about 99 percent of the members of higher education in America (that have no understanding of the price that has been paid so they can do their work on our nation’s college campus), to the corporate elite that went straight from college into the corporate bureaucracy and then have done little but play BS “politically correct” games as they have climbed the ladder in their organizations.
Yes, we understand the Rise of the Candy Asses in America completely. There are Candy Asses everywhere and their weakness is now playing and will play a role in the future of bringing down our American Republic, because the Candy Ass that believes that every kid should be “recognized” for even mediocre performance or that every member of a team should get a trophy (or bowl ring for playing in a meaningless bowl game) are only doing what they have been taught to do during their lives and if often affirmed in society with things like the very Un-American BCS and college football postseason. No, it is not right to blame a Candy Ass for his or her behavior, because often that is all they really know, but when their behavior threatens the entire Republic that is another story entirely and it is something that must be addressed….and head on.
Here’s is some of the latest BS from the Candy Asses that run the college football postseason which is easily the most Un-American thing going on in our country today. Get an eyeful of this outrageous story from the San Diego Union Tribune:
That’s right! It’s not enough that the college and university presidents added a 12 th game to the schedule so that a lot of our schools could go out and buy a win from a Cupcake team, often a I-AA Cupcake team, and find 5 other wins out of the other 11 games and get to a 6 – 6 record and get to a postseason bowl game. Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune lays out the Stupidity of these Cupcake Games and the Candy Ass View of the World in his latest in the Chicago Tribune:
Well written Teddy Greenstein and we here at Coaches Hot Seat agree with Greenstein and Big Ten commish Jim Delany on this issue in that member of the Big Ten conference should have more interest in play other members of their conference than playing a pitiful Cupcake game that is let’s face the facts on this Cupcake BS: Nothing more than a Big Ten team “Buying off” a I-AA team to get an easy win. That is OUTRAGEOUS but also just another symptom of the Rise of the Candy Asses in America and any AD or head coach that would take a “Cupcake” game over a game against another Big Ten school is very simply a….
If you think that the above is right then you are a Class I-A Candy Ass and whether you realize it or not you are a destroyer of the American Republic, because it is not right that intercollegiate athletics is rewarding mediocrity or even below mediocre performance, but alas it gets even worse! San Diego Union-Tribune article:
“The NCAA has begun discussions about the possibility of having teams with losing records play in bowl games this season — a possibility that some say isn’t good for college football.
In April, the NCAA approved an all-time high of 35 bowl games for the 2010 postseason, up from 34 last year. At the time, the NCAA said it would later address what would happen if there weren’t enough teams with the minimum six wins necessary to fill those 70 spots.
No contingency plan has materialized yet as NCAA officials hoped it wouldn’t be necessary. But now some factors have arisen that may make it more likely that teams with losing records might be needed to fill all the bowl games.
“It’s early, but sure there’s concern, absolutely,” said Bruce Binkowski, executive director of San Diego’s two bowl games.”
Sorry Bruce Binkowski, but that you can even debate the idea that a college football team should be able to go to a postseason bowl game with a losing record, even when they played a I-AA team, make Bruce Binkowski in our opinion a Candy Ass and the NCAA the most Candy Ass organization in the American Republic today.
A lot of college football fans of particular football teams are mad at the NCAA because they put their school on probation or they are investigating wrong-doing of some kind as it pertains to illegal academic or booster issues. We are with the NCAA on them holding schools, athletic programs, football teams, athletic directors, head coaches and others relative to following the rules of amateur athletics in our country and we also are completely with the NCAA on how it runs the legitimate national championships for all of the non I-A college football sports, but when it comes to college football it is very clear that no one at the NCAA has the guts to address the outrageous college football season that is the opposite of what the NCAA says it stands for and what some Americans claim to be willing to die for in battle.
A college football team that is able to get 6 wins that includes a I-AA school should not be going to a postseason bowl game, but certainly a school with a losing record should not be “rewarded” with a postseason bowl trip, but that both are now a reality in our country points directly back to the Rise of the Candy Asses and for anyone that has spent any amount of time around these NCAA folks, they have realized that the people that make up the NCAA bureaucracy are some of the biggest Candy Asses in America today.
“The decision will be made by the NCAA’s football postseason licensing subcommittee, chaired by Nick Carparelli, associate commissioner of the Big East Conference. Carparelli said Tuesday discussions are “ongoing” and no timetable has been set to form a contingency plan if fewer than 70 teams have 6-6 records or better. In the meantime, at least two factors likely will drag down the number of bowl-eligible teams.
–There are fewer chances for teams from the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) to get “easy” wins. FBS teams each year schedule teams from the slower, smaller Football Championship Subdivision in order to increase their chances of getting the minimum six victories for a bowl berth. Last year, FBS teams were 89-5 in such games. By season’s end, there were 71 bowl-eligible teams for 68 bowl berths.
This year, FBS teams are 63-6 against the FCS, according to the NCAA, with 21 more such games left on the schedule. That means, at most, FBS teams will have 84 “easy” wins, down from 89 last year, when there were just enough teams eligible to fill the 34 bowls.
–USC has been to a bowl game for nine straight seasons but won’t play in one this year. In June, the NCAA penalized USC with a two-year bowl ban after finding former running back Reggie Bush had accepted improper cash and benefits in 2004 and 2005. USC is now 3-0. The more the Trojans win, the more wins they take away from other teams trying to reach six victories.
Meanwhile, Carparelli’s subcommittee is rooting for parity. It’s mathematically possible that all 120 teams in the FBS could finish 6-6.
“I think there’s more parity this year,” Carparelli said. “That would be working in our favor. If everybody was 6-6, we’d have (that many) bowl eligible teams, which obviously is an unlikely extreme. But the more parity there is, the more bowl-eligible teams you might have.””
Uhhhhh, Big East Associate Commissioner Carparelli, you are in our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat a…
Please read the above paragraphs again and compare Carparelli’s “parity” comments to the comments of the greatest Americans in our nation’s history….
A Candy Ass is A Candy Ass is a Candy Ass and the people that have dreamed up these 35 postseason bowl games and the Bogus BCS are in our opinion the Biggest Candy Asses on Planet Earth and in normal times it wouldn’t really matter that we have bunch of Candy Asses running our college and universities and promoting the Bogus BCS, but these are not normal times and whether you realize it or not our Republic is in great danger and we have people like this Carparelli character almost bragging about the idea of college football teams going 6 – 6!
Yes, that is OUTRAGEOUS! That is if you have Guts, Courage, Integrity and you are a REAL AMERICAN, but there are lots of Candy Asses that are running around talking about college football players having a “lifetime experience” instead of playing for, winning and earning a national championship on the field of play.
Yes, a True Candy Ass will talk about a postseason bowl season trip as being a “lifetime experience” and claim that when every other sport on college campus plays in a postseason playoff event or game that they are going on a “business trip.” Is that really a position that a PR hack can make with a straight face? Why yes it is and because 99.9 percent of the media that covers college football have never done anything in their lives but work in the media it shouldn’t surprise anyone that such nonsense isn’t laughed at on its face. George Orwell wrote a novel on the dangers of people accepting Absolute Nonsense as something legitimate, Animal Farm, but in a country filling up with Candy Asses Orwell’s genius is often lost and almost always never understood.
The person that has made the above type comments in recent years relative to “lifetime experiences” and “business trips” is the current BCS PR Hack, Bill Hancock, who is in our opinion is very possibly the Biggest Candy in the United States of America today.
e really can’t blame Bill Hancock for his Candy Ass views though, because in our opinion Bill Hancock just knows no better. Bill Hancock, like his BCS Boys friends have been Candy Asses for their entire lives and many of them came up through athletic administration on college campuses or via the Candy Ass NCAA and they really don’t have any understanding of what Real Guts and Real Courage is all about and thus they will make comments about the BCS and the college football postseason that in our opinion run directly against the Principles of the American Republic (and echo the madness of the Soviet Union so accurately portrayed in Orwell’s Animal Farm)
Listen for yourself to what we consider to be the biggest Candy Ass in America today, Bill Hancock, as he appeared on the Paul Finebaum Radio Show last week:
Sorry, Bill Hancock was just raised in a totally different way than we here at Coaches Hot Seat were raised and maybe that is the main difference between the Candy Asses in America today and those of us that think the American Republic is in great danger right now with a world that is not only becoming more dangerous everyday but for the first time since the end of World War II, America’s dominance on the planet is being seriously challenged.
We have some news for all Americans but especially for you Candy Asses out there that think it is OK to reward our young people when they have turned in mediocre or average performances:
This is not our father and grandfather’s world anymore and when Americans reward mediocrity or allow something as Un-American and Candy Ass as the BCS to exist it does tremendous damage to our country. The problem is that the Candy Asses do not understand the great damage they are doing to our country and that includes the college head football coaches who would rather play in a meaningless exhibition game than have the opportunity to win and earn the national championship on the field of play.
The Bottom-Line is that The Candy Asses will not understand what we are talking about until it is too late, but when it is too late they will learn in spades that their stupidity has not only done great damage to the country, but also to their own children as well. The world economy and political reality that is coming a lot quickly than anyone in America realizes is going to turn every job in our country into something that has to compete with people around the world in the same job at what will be dramatically different wages and as any business person knows, capital will eventually always flow to where the highest return on capital can be made and a Candy Ass will not understand a world where is he or she is not automatically rewarded for mediocre performance. Our young adults that learn that mediocrity will be rewarded in their school years and beyond will end up being the most surprised at what unfolds in the coming years and things like the BCS, the college football postseason, and anything else that celebrates mediocrity like not earning and winning things as we do in every other sport in America are putting our Republic in great danger and the Bastards that promote this Absolute BS don’t even have the common sense nor experience to realize the great damage they are doing to our country.
The World “Is A Changing” and the Candy Asses in America put our Republic in great danger.
What the Top 10 Hot Seat Coaches Need to do in Week 4
1. Tim Brewster, Minnesota – This is very simple. With the Big Ten schedule looming Brewster and his Gophers cannot lose to MAC Conference team Northern Illinois on Saturday at home in their beautiful new stadium. NIU under Jerry Kill is now a very good football team, but there is still NO excuse for a Big Ten team to ever lose to a MAC team and this is flat-out not a game that Tim Brewster can afford to lose. Tim Brewster is 15 – 26 in his 4 th season at Minnesota and 15 – 27 would be VERY BAD NEWS INDEED!
2. Paul Wulff, Washington State – Paul Wulff is now 4 – 24 in three seasons at Washington State and the Cougs under Wulff have only beaten one Pac-10 team in that time and that win was in overtime at home against a losing record (that season) Washington team. USC is a 21.5 point favorite over WSU in PULLMAN and believe it or not, USC may be the Cougs best chance to get their 2 nd win this season and that alone is a very scary thought! Paul Wulff has never needed a win more and what better than to beat Lane Kiffin in his Pac-10 debut as the head coach at USC!
3. Mike Sherman, Texas A&M – The Aggies have this Saturday off but they have a HUGE game next Thursday night in Stillwater against Oklahoma State. Sherman and the Aggies beat the three CUPCAKES that the folks in College Station lined up for them but now they have to play Big Boy Ball and one has to wonder if they are ready to play Big Boy Ball after only playing CUPCAKES. A drunken stumblebum could have led Texas A&M to a 3-0 record to this point in the season which means Sherman and the Aggies have proved NOTHING so far in 2010. Next Thursday night they will have to start proving whether they are real of not and if the Aggies are not real there are going to be big changes in College Station come December. Unless of course the Aggies are willing to continue to tolerate the mediocrity that has set in at their school with the football program…
2002 – 6 – 6
2003 – 4 – 8
2004 – 7 – 5
2005 – 5 – 6
2006 – 9 – 4
2007 – 7 – 6
2008 – 4 – 8
2009 – 6 – 7
Total Texas A&M football record over the past 9 years: 48 – 50
For the Aggies that don’t know it, 48 – 50 over the last nine seasons is below mediocre and for Texas A&M football is an Absolute and Complete Disaster, but since it seems Aggies fans will sit on their hands and say “Yes, Sir” to whatever crap schedule and pitiful records that are put up on the board, the Aggies are getting exactly what they are willing to accept which at over the past 9 football seasons is…
4. Butch Davis, North Carolina – In his 4 th season at UNC Butch Davis is now 20 – 20 and that means NCAA investigation or not Davis needs wins…AND QUICK! Next up is a game at Rutgers, then East Carolina, Clemson, at Virginia, at Miami, William & Mary, at FSU, Virginia Tech, NC State and at Duke. That is not an easy rough ahead for the Tar Heels and one must wonder that if UNC doesn’t get to .500 in 2010, even with a Cupcake on the schedule, if Davis will be back for the 2011 season. Our friends around UNC tell us that the folks at North Carolina are not sure if they should blame Davis for any transgressions with his staff and players or if the entire UNC football program has been wronged by a group of people that Davis had no control over. Clearly, behind the scenes there are some people at UNC that are pissed that their football program may have done such huge damage to their institution and that since Butch Davis is the man in charge he should be held accountable for his football program. If Butch Davis gets fired at the end of this season you will know that the pissed off people have won out and there are plenty of those in the state of North Carolina these days. Yes, Butch Davis and the Tar Heels needs to beat Rutgers, in a very BAD WAY!
5. Mike Locksley, New Mexico – There have been all kinds of rumors flying around Albuquerque about Mike Locksley being replaced by Mike Leach in the next couple of weeks which is a tantalizing rumor, but we rather doubt that UNM would move to fire their head football coach before even the middle of the season. It doesn’t really make sense for anyone to fire their head football coach in the middle of the season unless there has been a major personal issue that puts the coach’s integrity or morals into question and/or the coach is not handling the team and players in a proper way. We really don’t have a clue to what is going on inside the New Mexico football program other than the Lobos are giving up LOTS OF POINTS this season and that UNM really needs a win over UNLV this Saturday. If New Mexico was playing the same kind of football they were playing under Rocky Long they would have had a good chance of winning their next 6 games against: UNLV, UTEP, New Mexico State, San Diego State, Colorado State, and Wyoming. If UNM can’t at least split the next 6 games there are real problems with the Lobos and that is why Mike Locksley finds himself on the Hot Seat right now.
6. Dan Hawkins, Colorado – Not that our friends in Boulder, Colorado know more about what is going on with CU athletics and football team than anyone else in the public, but they were right about Dan Hawkins being retained after a tough 2009 season and they also have an opinion about Hawkins immediate future at CU. Now at 2-1 on the season and with an off-week at hand, the Georgia Bulldogs come to Boulder next week and our friends claim that the Bottom-Line is that Dan Hawkins and his staff need to show that the Colorado football program is moving forward and is making “positive” moves as CU prepares for a move to the Pac-12 in 2010. The people at CU do not want to fire Dan Hawkins, but they also don’t want Colorado to enter the Pac-12 and start getting blown out by teams like Cal (Beat CU 52 – 7 this year and then the Bears go blasted by Nevada which raised a lot of eyebrows in Boulder!) which is not even the best team in the conference. What does “moving forward” and “positive” moves mean as it pertains to Dan Hawkins? At least a .500 record in Big 12 play and a postseason bowl trip which would mean a .500 record overall as well. We asked if a 6 – 6 record by CU and Hawkins would be good enough in 2010 for the Hawk to return in 2011? “Maybe, maybe not.” That reality means the Buffs really need to be Georgia, which would launch them into Big 12 play at 3 – 1 and they would at least have “positive” momentum going for them!
7. Todd Dodge, North Texas – While watching the replay of the North Texas – Army game this week we noticed that the announcers on the game (CBS College Sports) kept saying that Todd Dodge knows that he needs “7 wins” to be back for the 2011 season and the way they were saying it means that they were either told that by Dodge or someone at UNT and thus we guess that Todd Dodge needs 7 wins in 2010 to return in 2011. North Texas is now 0 – 3 as they enter Sun Belt play and they have Kansas State to end the season so all we can say to Todd Dodge and his players is…PLAY HARD!
8. Ralph Friedgen, Maryland – Ralph Friedgen and the Terps may have reached the Waterloo of the 2010 season after opening up with wins against Navy and Morgan State and then a loss to West Virginia, because a loss to Sun Belt conference member FIU would be a disaster as Maryland heads toward ACC play. Yes, Friedgen and the Terps REALLY CANNOT LOSE to FIU.
9. Greg McMackin, Hawaii – When you start the football season on the Hot Seat it is not advisable to start the season 1 – 2 and almost lose the game you won, but that is what Greg McMackin and Hawaii have done in 2010. I-AA Charleston Southern is up this week which should be an easy win, but things get tougher after that with La. Tech, at Fresno State, Nevada, at Utah State, Idaho, at Boise State, San Jose State, at New Mexico State and then UNLV. Oh, that’s a tough schedule and with the Warriors playing 13 games in 2010 we believe McMackin will need 7 wins to return for the 2011 season. Play Hard Warriors!
10. Mark Richt, Georgia – In 10 seasons at Georgia Mark Richt has only lost 29 games but Richt and the Dawgs have lost 6 of their last 12 games and the natives in the Peach State are getting very restless as Alabama, Florida keep winning lots of football games. There is a rule when at sea when onboard a listing ship and that is one better get that ship straightened back up quick or risk losing the entire ship to the sea. The Georgia football team is now listing under Richt and the surest way to right things would be for the Bulldogs to beat the next five teams, at Miss. State, at Colorado, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, at Kentucky, which a Mark Richt coached team would have beaten about 95 percent of the time before the 2009 football season. Very simply, Georgia football should be ALMOST ALWAYS be able to handle the next five teams on their schedule with relative ease and that means Georgia with a head coach in his 10 th year should ALWAYS beat a Mississippi State team with a 2 nd year head coach. There are No Good Excuses for Georgia to lose to Mississippi State so……Play Hard Bulldogs!