Game 4 of World Series Tonight – SF Giants “Double Secret” Weapon on the Mound: Madison Bumgarner! – Go Giants! – Post Week 9 Observations, Statements and Questions – Happy Halloween to Everyone and Be Safe!
Game 4 of the World Series tonight, Steelers at the New Orleans Saints and Happy Halloween To All!
Game 4 of the 2010 World Series goes off tonight at 5:00 PM Pacific Coast Time with the SF Giants “Double Secret” weapon on the mound in Madison Bumgarner going against Tommy Hunter. Give ‘em Hell Madison!
We have over a dozen Coaches Hot Seat members getting together tonight to watch Game 4 of the World Series and we will have a second TV on to watch the Steelers at the Saints on Halloween night in New Orleans! Oh, that should be something to see!
We have plenty of candy at the ready for those ghosts, goblins, Batmans, Wonder Womans, Cowboys & Cowgirls and other tricksters as they come around for their treats!
Happy Halloween to Everyone and Be Safe!
Post Week 9 Observations, Statements and Questions
That wacky (and very weak!) Atlantic Coast Conference!
NC State 28 – Florida State 24
Boston College 16 – Clemson 10
Virginia 24 – Miami 19
Maryland 62 – Wake Forest 14
North Carolina 21 – William & Mary 17
Duke 34 – Navy 31
Can anyone make any sense out of the ACC? Didn’t think so! The ACC is a “BCS” conference? Why yes they are!! Yes, the Bogus BCS also makes sense….that is if you recently had a lobotomy!
Miami’s Randy Shannon gets a reassuring call from Miami prez Donna Shalala? – Oh, that must be very comforting to Randy Shannon that after losing to Virginia that the president of the school feels like she has to make it be known that Shannon has her full support!
Memo to Donna Shalala: The president of a school coming out in support of a head football coach only puts the head coach on the Hot Seat! “Brownie is doing a great job,” George W. said about his FEMA director’s efforts after Katrina when anyone with a working brain knew that Brownie would be lucky to be able to handle a volunteer cross-walk job!
Here’s the Miami Herald story: Hurricanes Randy Shannon has backing of UM president Donna Shalala
“Saturday’s loss will increase the volume of some angry UM fans who want Randy Shannon fired. But despite a disappointing 5-3 record, UM president Donna Shalala remains a strong supporter of the coach.
After UM’s blowout loss against Florida State, Shalala called Shannon to tell him not to worry and reiterated her faith in him. Shalala also took the unusual step of calling angry fans who had sent her nasty e-mails to complain. She has consistently defended Shannon, publicly and privately, and UM’s administration did not blame Shannon for Saturday’s loss largely because of the injury to Jacory Harris. A Board of Trustee member said Saturday that Shannon’s job is not in jeopardy and he is expected to return next season.”
OK….. This is still the UNIVERSTIY OF MIAMI…..right? If so then we have a problem Houston!
Here’s the real problem for Randy Shannon:
In his 4 th year on the job at Miami Shannon is…
Overall Record: 26 – 20 (.565)
ACC Record: 14 – 15 (.483)
Here are the records of the 3 coaches that preceded Randy Shannon at Miami…
Larry Coker – 6 seasons at Miami
Overall Record: 60 – 15 (.800)
ACC Record: 34 – 11 (.756)
Butch Davis – 6 seasons at Miami
Overall Record: 51 – 20 (.729)
ACC Record: 33 – 9 (.786)
Dennis Erickson – 6 seasons at Miami
Overall Record: 63 – 9 (.875)
ACC Record: 19 – 1 (.950) (only 4 seasons in the ACC)
Yes, there is a big difference in the overall and ACC records of Larry Coker, Butch Davis and Dennis Erickson compared to what Randy Shannon has achieved at Miami so far!
Coker, Davis, Erickson – 18 seasons at Miami
Overall Record: 174 – 44 (.798)
ACC Record: 86 – 21 (.804)
Randy Shannon – 3.75 seasons at Miami
Overall Record: 26 – 20 (.565)
ACC Record: 14 – 15 (.483)
Yes, Randy Shannon now has a serious problem on his hands at Miami no matter what Donna Shalala says and if Donna Shalala believes that mediocrity is acceptable at the University of Miami then she now has achieved that goal with the ‘Canes football program. Donna Shalala may very well be a very good university president but like most liberals she also lives her life worshipping at the alter of Political Correctness and it is our opinion that Shalala like most Politically Correct Nuts would sacrifice the American Republic itself in order not having to say she was wrong about something.
Do you wonder if winning is still important at Miami? Read the following lines from the above news story and you will know…
“”He can’t get away with winning five or six games,” said a second Board of Trustee member. “But if they win eight games every year, as long as the kids keep graduating and stay out of trouble, that’s most important to Donna. He’s got her full support.”
Shannon‘s four-year contract would carry a significant payoff if he’s fired, though it’s not as onerous as Larry Coker’s was. So that will help his case the next couple of seasons as long as the bottom doesn’t fall out.
So is Shalala content not winning national titles as long as UM players graduate and aren’t arrested? “I want a championship and a high graduation rate, and that’s my standard,” she said last month. “Who would play the game if you don’t want to win?”
But Shannon’s margin for error is larger because the UM administration loves how players are scared of him and stay out of trouble. Don’t underestimate how proud it makes UM leadership to see last week’s front page USA Today story showing UM’s football graduation rate trails only Stanford’s.”
Oh, My! Put a FORK IN MIAMI HURRICANES FOOTBALL because the CANES ARE DONE!
Sorry Donna, Political Correctness of any kind is not allowed at Coaches Hot Seat and if Randy Shannon should be on the Hot Seat that is exactly where he will be! While you are singing the praises of your head coach that has a .565 overall winning percentage you can renew your subscription to the Nation magazine!
Big Ten sitting with 4 very good football teams and locked out of the Bogus BCS title game – Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Iowa can play with any team in the country but because we have a very select group of Buffoons and Greedy Bastards that have come up with the Bogus BCS those 4 very good teams are now on the outside looking in when it comes to winning a national title. With Michigan State losing it looks like the Bogus BCS rankings will have the highest ranked Big Ten team after Week 9 with Wisconsin coming in at the No. 9 slot or so. Yes, that makes perfect sense…….that is……if you would let Scooby Doo drive your kids to school!
Brian Kelly’s decision-making caused the Irish to snap defeat from the jaws of victory – In the post-Tulsa news conference which was dominated by Kelly addressing the situation with the Notre Dame student that was killed at practice earlier in the week, Kelly said about his decision late in the game to throw for a touchdown:
“There were tough questions about the end of the game itself — like why did Kelly have backup quarterback Tommy Rees throw into the end zone on second-and-8 from the Tulsa 19-yard line with 42 seconds when he could have won the game with a kicker, David Ruffer, who hasn’t missed a field goal in 18 tries in his career?
Rees’ 54th pass of the day — the fifth-most in Irish history — was supposed to go to Floyd. But Tulsa cornerback John Flanders had the angle and position on the underthrow and hung on to seal Tulsa’s stunning finish.
The Golden Hurricane (5-3) becomes just the 19th first-time opponent out of the 139 teams the Irish have faced in their history to win in a debut game against ND.
“Why not try to get Michael Floyd one-on-one against a 5-9 corner?” Kelly responded when asked about the play.
Tulsa coach Todd Graham said the Golden Hurricane was actually in bracket coverage with two defenders. “We call it ‘cloud coverage,’” he said.
“Second down, take a shot here,” Kelly continued. “If we don’t like it, let’s throw that thing away. Tommy wanted to do all those things. Tommy is a gamer. You saw him competing out there. He knows the deal. He’s a quarterback.
“Again, to me this is how we play. We’re going to play aggressive. We’re going to play smart. If it’s not there, we’re going to throw it away. We’re going to line up on third down and have another shot to get that thing even closer.
“But I would make the call again, and I would hope that the process of learning would have a different outcome.””
Sorry Brian, with the ball at the Tulsa 19 yard line, behind by 1 point, with a freshman QB and with a very good field goal kicker…
IT WAS A STUPID, DUMB, FOOLISH AND COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY DECISION to throw the ball into the End Zone.
Brian Kelly lost the game to Tulsa with a stupid decision at the end of the game by not giving his kicker an opportunity to win the game after a tough and tragic week for the university and there is just no getting around that fact.
Brian Kelly will certainly get the opportunity to turn around the Notre Dame football program but to really understand how bad and for how long the Irish football program has been down just look at these numbers:
Brian Kelly, 1 season – 4 – 5
Charlie Weis, 5 seasons – 35 – 27
Ty Willingham, 3 seasons – 21 – 15
Bob Davie, 5 seasons – 35 – 25
Notre Dame football last 14 seasons – 95 – 72 (.569)
That is an average of 6.79 wins per year!
Notre Dame football has been average for a long time and if Brian Kelly is going to make VERY STUPID DECISIONS at the end of games to cost his team a win then nothing is every going to change in South Bend.
That Florida – Georgia game was very entertaining to watch – You have to give Florida credit for piecing together an offense that put 31 points up on the board against the Dogs and the Gators certainly played with a lot more passion on both sides of the ball than they have in weeks, but still Florida and Georgia are almost dead even teams and they are also both mediocre football teams. Florida is 5 – 3 with losses to Alabama, Mississippi State and LSU and Georgia is now 4 – 5 with losses to South Carolina, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Colorado and Florida. Florida has their spread offense back but they will need to play much better on both offense and defense to run the table the rest of this season.
Here are some very troubling numbers for Mark Richt after the loss to Florida:
Mark Richt’s record in his last 22 games: 12 – 10
Mark Richt’s SEC record in his last 15 SEC games: 7 – 8
No, that is not Georgia football and with Idaho State (CUPCAKE!), at Auburn and Georgia Tech left on the schedule this could very ugly indeed in Athens!
Yes, a call to the former Georgia cheerleader will be in order for today because she was at the “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” in Jacksonville and no doubt she is one pissed off (and good looking) woman right now!
Can someone please explain the following scores for the Cal football team in 2010?
@ Nevada – Cal 31 – Nevada 52
@ Arizona – Cal 9 – Arizona 10
@USC – Cal 14 – USC 48
@ Oregon State – Cal 7 – Oregon State 35
Even with the 1 point loss to Arizona in Tucson the Cal Bears are losing by an average of 21 POINTS PER GAME on the road! In other words…UNEXPLAINABLE!
Of course, at home in Berkeley the Cal Bears have beaten UC Davis, Colorado, UCLA and Arizona State that have a collective record of…
13 – 19
In other words the Cal Bears have beaten NO ONE IN 2010!
Now at 4 – 4 Cal has left at Washington State, Oregon, Stanford and Washington left on the schedule and if Cal can’t get to 6 wins at a minimum then the 2010 season for Jeff Tedford and his Bears will be a Complete and Absolute Disaster!
Yes, Baylor is a good football team, but…..what the Hell is going on in Austin?
After losing at home to Baylor (a team that TCU beat 45 – 10 earlier this year!) there are clearly some very serious problems with the Texas football program that extend way beyond the players not be ready to play or being unmotivated. Texas has now lost to UCLA, Iowa State and Baylor AT HOME IN AUSTIN and with the amount of talent on this Texas football team there are hundreds of high schools coaches in the state of Texas that could do better than what Mack Brown and his staff have done with this ‘Horns team in 2010.
We called our good friend, Austin resident, Texas alum, long-time UT season ticket holder on Saturday night and here is that conversation:
Texas friend and alum: Hello
CHS: Hey there. How are things down there in Austin?
Texas friend and alum: Things are great in Austin!
CHS: Did you go to the Baylor game?
Texas friend and alum: Hell No! I gave the tickets to my secretary and husband and stayed home and grilled steaks and watched Auburn run wild over Ole Miss and that Kelly kid at Oregon run his Ducks over the Trojans!
CHS: Not happy with Mack?
Texas friend and alum: Who?
CHS: Mack Brown: Not happy with Mack Brown?
Texas friend and alum: Hell, I’m OK with Mack but then he is not the head coach at Texas anymore because no one is coaching the Texas football team right now. Hard to be mad at the head coach at Texas since there is no one currently in the position!
CHS: Oh, that’s harsh!
Texas friend and alum: Harsh but true! Hell, the Horns are looking at 3 more losses this season and if this Texas team loses 7 games in 2010 then Mack Brown needs to be told that we thank you very much for your effort, you have done a great job here at Texas but is time to head for the ranch. We will mail the gold watch!
CHS: Put Muschamp in as head coach?
Texas friend and alum: Hell No! Send Muschamp packing as well and go out and hire a real football coach! Maybe Art Briles would like to be the Texas head football coach or I hear…..that Stanford has a pretty good coach!
CHS: Oh, that’s harsh! What was that about Stanford?
Texas friend and alum: Well, when you have a football team that decides not to show up against UCLA and Iowa State and they make mistakes all over the field against Baylor then that translates to time to clean the Damn house! Hey, my wife and I might fly out there for Games 6 and 7 of the World Series and stay over for the Arizona – Stanford game.
CHS: Hey, the Giants might win the next two in Texas!
Texas friend and alum: Not a chance! This is going 6 or 7 games and I want to see Stanford play because I am targeting Jim Harbaugh as the next head coach of the Horns! Tell Jim that we pay $5 million a year here to our head coach and I will have someone come by and wash his car twice a week!
CHS: Yea, I will be sure to tell Jim that but the 49ers may have already offered them their job.
Texas friend and alum: Tell him we will give him $1 million more than the Niners!
CHS: You have that cleared with Dodds?
Texas friend and alum: Not yet but Deloss doesn’t even know we are 4 – 4! He’s still crowing about sticking it to Osborne and the Pac-10 commish Larry Scott while the Texas football program is burning down!
CHS: Oh, that’s funny! Email me your flight info and we will pick you up at the airport!
Texas friend and alum: Oh God, this is going to be an expensive trip with all that shopping my wife is going to do in Frisco.
CHS: That’s SAN FRANCISCO not Frisco!
Texas friend and alum: After we win the Series we will call it any Damn thing we please!
CHS: OK, if the Giants win you will have to wear a San Francisco Giants jersey and hat to the Arizona – Stanford game and if the Rangers will I will wear clothes that look like Walker Texas Ranger to the game!
Texas friend and alum: That’s a deal!
Stanford Football is playing Jim Harbaugh Stanford Football Again! – If you didn’t get a chance to see the Stanford – Washington game on Saturday night then you missed a Good Old Fashioned Butt Whipping of the Huskies! The score of 41 – 0 only tells part of the story because Stanford could have beaten UW 100 – 0 if they had wanted to. Steve Kelly of the Seattle Times has the facts of the case:
“Steve Sarkisian was supposed to change all of this quickly. He was supposed to restore order to Washington football. Make the Huskies players again on the national scene. Return pride to a program that was crumbling like its antiquated stadium.
Remember when Washington coach Sarkisian proclaimed after last season’s stirring upset of USC that rebuilding this moribund program wasn’t going to take long?
Breaking news: It’s going to be a long time.
In fact, the Huskies seem to be regressing.
This 41-0 loss to Stanford was Willingham Redux. The Huskies played without fire. They made the same mistakes in this lopsided loss they made earlier this season at BYU and against Nebraska.
Games as bad as Saturday’s aren’t supposed to happen anymore. These types of losses were supposed to be part of Washington’s ugly past. Not the present.
But this loss was déjà Tyrone, something that belonged to the 2008 season.
For the second week in a row, Washington’s defense surrendered more than 300 yards in the first half.
The Stanford offensive line opened holes as wide as the 520 bridge. On its first four possessions, the Cardinal marched 86, 42, 61 and 80 yards for touchdowns.
What does it say about a defense when its most intense member is coordinator Nick Holt? What does it say about Holt?
The Huskies looked ill-prepared for this game, as if the hangover from the lousy loss a week before at Arizona still was grinding at the temples.
It felt as bad as another home loss to Stanford in 2006 when the Cardinal was considered one of the worst conference teams ever. It was worse than Washington’s loss two seasons ago at Cal.
That day they quit on lame duck Tyrone Willingham. What was the excuse this Saturday night?”
The only excuse we can think of Steve Kelly is that the Stanford Cardinal just whipped some Husky Ass in Seattle! Yes, Stanford opened up a can of…..
..…on the Huskies!
Yes, we can say it again!
FEAR THE TREE!
That’s right…FEAR THE DAMN TREE!
Arizona is up on next on the takedown list!
Memo to Mike Stoops: You better bring a prepared Cats team to Palo Alto this year! We always love a good whipping of any of the Stoops Boys! If you don’t come prepared the Cardinal will open up a can of…
…on the Wildcats!
After Week 9 we have the following situation as it pertains to the Top College Football Teams that have zero or 1 loss in the country:
Boise State – 7 – 0
Oregon – 8 – 0
Auburn – 9 – 0
TCU – 9 – 0
Utah – 8 – 0
Alabama – 7 – 1
Michigan State – 8 – 1
Missouri – 7 – 1
Wisconsin – 7 – 1
Ohio State – 8 – 1
Oklahoma – 7 – 1
LSU – 7 – 1
Stanford – 7 – 1
Nebraska – 7 – 1
Arizona – 7 – 1
Oklahoma State – 7 – 1
Nevada – 7 – 1
17 Teams in I-AA college football have zero or 1 losses and every one of those teams could beat any other team on the above list. Yes, the Bogus BCS makes perfect sense…..if you think it would be a good idea for the US to ship more jobs to China!
There is a decent chance that I-A college football will end the season with 3 undefeated teams, Boise State, Oregon and TCU would be our guess right now for those three undefeated teams, and 9 or more teams with only 1 loss!
Yes, the Bogus BCS makes perfect sense if you are VERY STUPID PERSON or if you have the Rangers in 7!