LSU – Alabama: Game of the Century? Please… – If That Was the Game of the Century Then…. – These TV Hacks Talking About the Bogus and Un-American BCS Sound Like Our Elementary Age Daughters – The Penn State Scandal – Missouri to the SEC – Post Week 10 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings
LSU – Alabama….The Game of the Century? Please….
We here at Coaches Hot Seat love watching two good football teams play each other which LSU and Alabama clearly are…very good football teams, but if that LSU – Alabama game on Saturday night was the Game of the Century then Stanford – USC game the week before was the…
Game of the Millennia!
Of course, if the Stanford – USC game two weeks ago was the..
Game of the Millennia!
…then the Coaches Hot Seat flag-football team whipping those Bastards from the Russian Hill neighborhood of San Francisco in late October was the…
Game of All-Time on Planet Earth
…because we whipped their asses even though they had a hot-shot ringer QB that for some reason didn’t get the Memo that sometimes the Coaches Hot Seat flag-football team when diving for the flags of opposing players misses the flag and barrels into the player and takes him to the ground! Sorry….our bad!
Yes, we can appreciate solid defensive football as much as a great offensive shootout, which we had going on two different TVs Saturday night with LSU – Alabama on one TV and Kansas State – Oklahoma State on other TV, but how about some Joe Friday..
“Just the Facts Ma’am”
…about that LSU – Alabama game on Saturday night.
The final regulation score of the LSU – Bama game was 6 – 6….right?
OK…let’s see who scored more than SIX points on Alabama and LSU in 2011 and since everyone is claiming these are the best two teams the best two defenses then naturally one would assume that other teams wouldn’t even be able to score even SIX points on either team….right?
“Just the Facts Ma’am….Just the Facts.”
Alabama’s 2011 opponents and points scored:
Kent State – 7 points
Penn State – 11 points
North Texas – 0 points
Arkansas – 14 points
Florida – 10 points
Vanderbilt – 0 points
Ole Miss – 7 points
Tennessee – 6 points
So 6 of the 8 teams Alabama has played in 2011 scored AS MANY or MORE points on Bama than LSU did? Yes, that is right. What about LSU you ask? OK…
LSU’s 2011 opponents and points scored:
Oregon – 27 points
Northwestern State – 3 points
Mississippi State – 6 points
West Virginia – 21 points
Kentucky – 7 points
Florida – 11 points
Tennessee – 7 points
Auburn – 10 points
So 7 of the 8 teams LSU has played in 2011 scored AS MANY or MORE points than LSU than Bama did? Yes, that is right.
That sound you hear right now is the sound of the Absolute Morons that were claiming that Alabama and LSU were the best two teams in the country because if that was TRUE….and we will have no way of ever finding out unless REAL Americans were running the college football postseason and we had a Postseason Playoff….then LSU and Alabama would have not given up so many points to other teams that they played…especially teams..
OUT OF THE SEC CONFERENCE!
Hell, Kent State scored 7 points on Alabama! Kent State scores 7 points…LSU only 6? Please, stop the Stupidity!
Oregon scored 27 points on LSU and West Virginia scored 21 points on the Tigers!
Alabama and LSU are good football teams but it takes a REAL IDIOT to claim that LSU and Alabama are the best two teams in the country when they give up more points to teams than they gave up on Saturday night in Tuscaloosa which makes those folks saying “those are the two best defensive teams in the country really look stupid” because if they had checked the scored of games from earlier this year they would have actually had…A CLUE!
Of course, a Coaches Hot Seat member nailed what all of this babble about this team, that team, or whatever team is best that is coming out of the mouths of the Idiots on TV Saturday night when he said:
“Now I know what my elementary age daughters sound like when they are arguing with their friends over who is the most popular or who will be invited to such-and-such party. My daughter comes home telling my wife and I that this girl was not nice or that girl was more popular than this girl or some other BS about some girl that slighted her and my wife rolls her eyes and whispers to me “Just the way elementary age girls act.”
Yep, there you have it. What we have here is not REAL MEN, but elementary age girls on TV arguing over which college football team, a.k.a. which team the elementary age girls think is the most popular, is best when in the rest of America there are REAL Men and Women and REAL Americans that settle championships on the Field of Play.
Yes, Candy Asses Debate…usually about stuff they have no clue about because anyone with a clue on Saturday night would have taken a look at LSU and Alabama’s schedules in 2011 and noticed that lots of teams have scored more than 6 points on both teams, and spoken up and said “Hold it a second fellow…Oregon scored 27 on LSU” and made everyone else look vey stupid indeed….but then Candy Asses Debate…
And Real Americans settle Championships on the Field of Play.
And Very Simply if your support the Bogus and Un-American BCS you are a First-Class Candy Ass and would fit right in with our elementary age daughters that talk, and talk, and talk, and argue, and argue, and argue and what is all of that talk and arguing worth in the end?
Absolutely Nothing and if you find yourself debating who is the best college football team instead of demanding the best team be determined on the Field of Play then we can only wonder who the Hell raised you because there is not a Chance in Hell you were raised by REAL Americans.
We will tell the Candy Asses out there the same thing we tell our elementary age daughters:
Forget all of this who is the most popular BS. Be yourself and if people are arguing over nonsense walk away from them and go shoot basketball or something meaning DO SOMETHING REAL instead of hanging around losers that like to debate nonsense….like the Candy Asses on TV. By the time our daughters reach 10 or so they begin to get the message and they start to make friends with other girls that love sports and love playing on winning teams and all of the Absolute Nonsense disappears into the nothingness…the same kind of nothingness that these Morons on TV are debating about…like this type of BS….
“I think this team is the best. No, I think this team is the best. I choose this team. I choose this team. Well, I don’t choose either team. Oh, I am more popular than you so I know best. You don’t know nothing but I know best. Oh, you are stupid. No. you are stupid.”
Memo to the Morons on TV: ALL OF CHILDISH STUFF IS STUPID! Quit debating Absolute Nonsense and start acting like REAL Men and REAL Americans and in case you didn’t know when it comes to winning sports championships in American REAL MEN and REAL Americans put their hand in the grass, fire off the ball and decide championships on the Field of Play.
And Candy Asses Debate which team is best.
Yes, there is a Very Good Reason China is going to kick America’s ass in the 21 st Century and tune into to the elementary age girls on TV each Saturday and you will find out why!
The Penn State Scandal
As the news broke on Saturday of this stunning scandal at Penn State….
…we here at Coaches Hot Seat were very concerned with what we read because we all have children and we trust coaches of all types to coach and supervise our kids and always in the back of our minds we are asking ourselves do we trust this or that coach completely with our children whether it be on a practice field, a playing field, traveling or anywhere else.
Clearly, if the media reports are true something went terribly wrong at Penn State and since we are strong believers of innocent until proven guilty we will hold judgment on the primary people involved in this case….BUT….apart from this sex abuse scandal we will say the following about the Penn State president Graham Spanier.
There are lots of great college and university presidents in our country and we have been lucky enough to have met many of them over the years, but it has been our opinion for many years here at Coaches Hot Seat that Penn State president Graham Spanier is one of the Sorriest People in education or in any position of leadership in the United States of America and if Spanier ends of being fired because of this sex scandal or some other reason it is our opinion that will be a great day for Penn State University.
We don’t have a clue to what Spanier’s role was in this Sandusky child-sex abuse case but we do note from Spanier’s Wikipedia page that…
“He has also held leadership roles in other organizations, such as: president of the National Council on Family Relations chairman of the Board of Directors of the Christian Children’s Fund, chair of the NCAA Division I Board of Directors, and Board of Trustees of the National 4-H Council.”
Isn’t that something? That is about all we will say about Graham Spanier except to reiterate that every day that Graham Spanier has been and will into the future be the president of Penn State is in our opinion a bad day for Penn State University, the faculty, the students and the alumni/fans of the school.
We certainly hope that Coach Paterno is not deeply involved in the current mess at Penn State, but if what is in the news media is true that Paterno and other Penn State athletic officials did not call the police immediately upon hearing direct eyewitness evidence to a child being sexually attacked then we can only wonder just what the Hell were these people thinking because if that is true, that someone came to Penn State athletic department officials with eyewitnesses evidence of wrongdoing against children then anyone that knew about that report and didn’t call the police immediately should be sent to prison.
David Haugh of the Orlando Sentinel gets right down to bare tacks on this story in his latest:
“”I wish I were dead.” — Jerry Sandusky in May 1998.
Two detectives from local police agencies overheard former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky admit to the mother of an 11-year-old boy that Sandusky gave her son a naked bear hug while taking a shower in a campus locker room.
“I was wrong,” Sandusky said, according to a Pennsylvania grand jury document released Saturday. “I wish I could get forgiveness. I wish I were dead.”
That cry for help came 13 years ago. Nobody heard it.
For reasons that remain inexplicable, no charges were filed after that investigation and nothing changed, so Sandusky was free to allegedly prey on more innocent boys.
For reasons Joe Paterno will have to live with forever, Sandusky kept his job and JoePa kept wearing his trademark, thick-rimmed glasses that apparently allowed him to see only what he wanted.”
If someone can logically explain the questions raised by David Haugh and many others in the news media we would love to hear those answers.
Missouri to the SEC Conference
We have watched conference realignment unfold over the past 18 months from afar and pretty much without a dog in the fight (except when OU, OSU, Texas and Tech were thinking about coming West to form the Pac-16 which we favored if a deal could have been worked out with Texas on their TV network which was not the case) and after seeing, hearing, reading and talking with a number of people that had an opportunity to see things from the inside of many of the athletic departments and conferences involved it is our opinion that the University of Missouri just made…..
A Great Decision for its future, the future of its athletic department, the future of its student-athletes and for its alumni and fans as well
…in deciding to join the rock-solid and very strong Southeastern Conference.
This is really very simple: The Big 12 Conference is still a mess no matter what Chuck Neinas or anyone else tells you and ESPN Big 12 blogger David Ubben has it just right in his piece on Missouri’s move to the SEC when he wrote on Sunday:
“Truth is, the Big 12 only has itself to blame for this disaster, the loss of a second founding member of the Big Eight (Colorado joined in 1947), which turned into the Big 12 when four Texas schools came to town.
The departures have happened in those tumultuous 17 months.
The frustration was obvious this past summer as Tigers coach Gary Pinkel repeatedly voiced his anger with the Big 12.
“Obviously, we have some issues in our league. When you have Nebraska leave one year. Colorado leaves. Also now Texas A&M. Three really good football teams,” Pinkel said in a September radio interview. “We’ve got some issues. Without question there’s some issues that other leagues don’t have. You don’t hear anything about any other league in the country having these kind of problems.”
So, the Tigers packed their bags and went to any other league in the country. A sizable sect of the fan population might have preferred the Big Ten, but hey, if the SEC needs a 14th, here come the Tigers. The Tigers were looking for a way into the Big Ten last year, but the SEC provided a way out of the Big 12.
A year ago, while Texas and Oklahoma shopped for new leagues and the Big Ten shut the door behind Nebraska, Missouri was left waiting to hear its fate alongside Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State and Baylor.
Not exactly ideal company. Now, it’s leaving to join programs like LSU, Alabama, Tennessee and Florida, who have been glued together since 1932, 25 years after the Big Eight was formed. The SEC added South Carolina and Arkansas back in 1991 and threw Texas A&M and Missouri a helping hand for 2012 to leave a league filled with infighting and departures.
Stability won’t be a concern anymore for the Tigers.”
Yes, the above is the TRUTH about why Missouri decided to leave the Big 12 for the SEC and it is also a great example of the kind of writing that we do not have the talent to do here at Coaches Hot Seat! If we could write like David and many other people that cover college football we would go into the media business…BUT….right now we are better in the opinion business while we keep our day jobs doing simple things like building products that can be sold to willing buyers which is a whole lot Damn simpler than those English classes in college!
We congratulate Missouri on its move to the SEC Conference and the SEC Conference can be assured that it is getting a quality educational institution as a new conference member, but also an athletic department that has a passion to win.
A couple of college basketball seasons ago three of us here at Coaches Hot Seat were working in Kansas City for about a month and we decided to see some Big 12 basketball games at Kansas, Kansas State and Missouri and the passion for basketball in that part of the country is amazing and even with Kansas’ long-time history as one of the best college basketball programs in the country the atmosphere and the fans at the Missouri b-ball games in Columbia was still something we talk about to this day.
Texas A&M and Missouri added to the current 12 SEC Conference schools makes for one Helluva sports and increasingly academic collection of institutions and it is going to be great fun to watch A&M and Mizzou play SEC football and basketball games in the coming years and we can only recommend to both of those schools from our own personal experiences in SEC country…
Time to turn it up a few notches!
As for the Big 12 Conference….
It went from this…..
To this now with the addition of West Virginia…
And for what reasons did Colorado, Nebraska, Texas A&M and Missouri leave the Big 12?
As in the movie Disclosure when someone with a tiny sliver of Common Sense in the Big 12 both asks and answers the above question then the TRUTH of what caused the breakdown of the Big 12 from a 12 team strong conference to now 9 teams in the Southwest/Great Plains and one team in the East will finally be gotten to….OR….just a mirror so that a few people can look at themselves in it will do the trick also.
The AD at Texas DeLoss Dodds says that he “likes to win.”
Well, DeLoss, we like to win to here at Coaches Hot Seat, but there is not a chance in Hell we would consider the Big 12 losing Colorado, Nebraska, Texas A&M and Missouri as “winning” AND we here at Coaches Hot Seat will always choose what is best for our family, our kids, our companies, our schools and our country over what is best for ourselves or being able to say “we won” because if by us “winning” end up hurting lots of other people then we don’t really give a Damn about “winning” because hurting lots of other people just so you can say “you won” is losing and a LOSER way to go through life.
Give these coaches the unfortunate news Johnny!
Thank You Mr. Cash!
1. Houston Nutt, Ole Miss – With rumors flying after the loss to Kentucky (a team that has still not beaten a Bogus BCS Conference school this season besides Ole Miss. Kentucky’s 4 wins are over Western Kentucky, Central Michigan, Jacksonville State and Ole Miss. A murderer’s row those teams are not!) that Houston Nutt was on his way out at Mississippi no doubt Rebel fans were relieved to see the following headline in the Jackson Clarion-Ledger on Sunday:
Oh, that has to be some GREAT news for Ole Miss fans after Houston Nutt had just dropped his 12 th straight loss to SEC teams after getting beat by a Kentucky team that has beaten NO ONE in 2011! Yes, just Damn Great News all the way around!
When one thinks about it though the people running the University of Mississippi have gotten themselves into a Helluva position though.
If Ole Miss fires Houston Nutt they will owe him $6 Million Dollars over the next several years which will go down as one of the stupidest contracts in the history of intercollegiate athletics, right behind Alabama giving Mike Shula a $3 Million Dollar buyout the year before they fired him.
What makes the Houston Nutt “6 Million Dollar Buyout Man” Contract very stupid though is that Ole Miss agreed to a contract with Houston Nutt that gave us the impression that the folks at Ole Miss believed that Nutt was one of the greatest coaches in the game when he was hired after being run out of Arkansas. Please, Houston Nutt is a good coach, but Nutt’s SEC record at Arkansas over 10 seasons was:
42 – 38
No SEC conference titles
And Ole Miss signed a contract that is paying Houston Nutt over $2.5 Million Dollars a year and has a $6 Million Dollar buyout?
Stop the Damn Madness!
Please, is Forrest Gump running the Ole Miss athletic department because this particular box of chocolates is stuffed with some Very Stupid People?
Now at 2 – 7 on the year and 0 – 6 in the SEC the Ole Miss Rebels have left…
At Mississippi State
We wish Houston Nutt and his Ole Miss Rebels good luck for the rest of the season
We wish the Morons that signed this contract with Houston Nutt good luck in explaining their Complete Stupidity to the Ole Miss fan base when Nutt is fired in December….unless of course the folks in Oxford are getting a little nervous about explaining to the good people of Mississippi that as a state is now running an Unemployment Rate of 10.6 percent just how they were so Stupid to sign a contract with a football coach that will pay him a $6 Million Dollar buyout over the next several years while he is doing…..NOTHING!
If there aren’t any decent lawyers in Mississippi that can represent the University of Mississippi and Ole Miss athletic department in the contract negotiations with their next head football coach just drop us a line here at Coaches Hot Seat, because we know a few attorneys that chew up and spit out folks like Little Debbie Boy for breakfast and still look great and have a smile on their face when we meet them for lunch later in the day.
Any first year law student at the University of Mississippi School of Law would do better job for Ole Miss than whomever negotiated this contract with Houston Nutt so maybe hiring a law student is the way to go since it seems the attorneys working for Ole Miss don’t have a Freaking Clue!
2. Paul Wulff, Washington State – On a rainy day in San Francisco the Cal Bears whipped up on Paul Wulff’s Washington State team 30 – 7 and that leaves the Cougs record in 2011 at…
3 – 6
1 – 5 in the Pac-12
AND Paul Wulff’s record at Washington State is now:
Overall: 8 – 38
Pac-12: 3 – 30
Yes, you read that right. Paul Wulff has THREE Pac-12 wins in FOUR seasons at Washington State and with games left against…
…getting even one more Pac-12 win is not going to be easy for Wulff and the Cougs.
Just by comparison in 5 seasons at Washington State the head coach of the Cougs before Wulff, Bill Doba, won…
17 Pac-10 games or 3.4 Pac-10 wins A YEAR.
…and the WSU head coach before Doba, Mike Price, in 14 seasons won…
48 Pac-10 games or 3.4 Pac-10 wins A YEAR.
Paul Wulff is averaging .75 Pac-10/12 wins A YEAR.
Doba and Price averaged 3.42 Pac-10 wins A YEAR.
That is why Paul Wulff is on the Hot Seat and since it was our impression that current Washington State AD Bill Moos hated losing when he was the AD at Oregon we have to think that barring a miracle finish to the season, like winning the last three games to get bowl eligible there will be a coaching change at WSU come December.
3. Neil Callaway, UAB – Neil Callaway is now 16 – 41 (.281) in 5 seasons at UAB after the loss to Houston on Saturday and with the Alabama Board of Trustees moving to cancel UAB’s on-campus stadium…
…what UAB football needs is a miracle or rather a football coach that can win football games and fast and luckily there are dozens of very good coaches that would love a shot to be the head coach at a I-A school in Conference USA and only the UAB administration and athletics department can stop the school from hiring one of those very good coaches.
The only question: Do the folks at UAB know who to call to find a coach that can win at UAB next year?
Not likely, but if the folks at UAB want a list of coaches that can turnaround the UAB football program and fast just drop us an email because we have a list of the Top 50 Coaches that are not now Division I-A Head Coaches that would make great head football coaches.
4. Frank Spaziani, Boston College – After the loss to Florida State on Thursday night, Frank Spaziani’s record at BC is…
Overall: 18 – 18
ACC: 10 – 12
….and the Eagles have left in 2011…
At Notre Dame
Oh, those are some very tough games left for BC in 2011 and there has to be a decent chance that the Eagles will finish at…
Overall: 2 – 10
ACC: 1 – 7
…and if that record is good enough for Boston College AD Gene DeFilippo then it is good enough for us but please Gene don’t try to blow blue smoke of anyone’s ass that the Boston College football program is going in the right direction because under the last two head coaches at BC…
Tom O’Brien – 75 – 45 (Big East and ACC: 37 – 34)
Jeff Jagodzinski – 20 – 8 (ACC: 11 – 5)
..who put up a combined record of…
Overall: 95 – 53
Big East and ACC: 48 – 39
…Boston College football was a force to be reckoned with and now….
A wet paper bag on a cold night in Boston is tougher than BC Eagles football.
5. Turner Gill, Kansas – We didn’t see the game but Kansas played much better on Saturday and almost beat a pretty good team in Kansas State and we did take notice of the following news article from last Thursday about Gill’s Jayhawks..
“To keep this season from spiraling even further out of control, Kansas coach Turner Gill says he’s going to start making some changes. But he wouldn’t offer much detail other than: The Jayhawks can’t afford to maintain the status quo.
KU defensive coordinator Vic Shealy gave some further insight, though, and it’s likely not going to give KU fans much comfort. Shealy told his defensive players during a meeting on Sunday that he was going to coach them harder the rest of this season. The implication, of course, is that maybe they haven’t been coached hard enough.
“As coaches, we have to stomp the gas pedal down,” Shealy said. “By this time of year, whether you’re undefeated or haven’t won a game, it can be a little bit of a routine. Sometimes you need to create a bit of chaos in order to get guys out of their mundane routine.””
…which makes us wonder why the pressure wasn’t turned up on the Kansas players from the start of fall practice like it was on ALL of us here at Coaches Hot Seat going back to our high schools football days?
Damn good question and maybe that the KU players were not put under pressure explains Turner Gill’s record at Kansas….
Overall: 5 – 16
Big 12: 1 – 13
…which by any standard we can think of is not good enough for any Bogus BCS Conference school forget about a school that was at the top of college football just a few years ago.
One thing that may be working against Turner Gill is that Gill going back to his high school playing days and his time at Nebraska Gill was a guy that was very self-motivated and didn’t need a coach getting in his face to do his best at practice, in the games, in the classroom and everywhere else for that matter and with that in mind maybe Gill has a hard time understanding that not every kid that shows up at a school like Kansas on scholarship is as motivated at Gill was when he showed up to play for Nebraska.
Whatever the problems at KU the Jayhawks have left…
At Texas A&M
…and Kansas will have to play better than they did against Iowa State to win another game this season.
No, these are not good times in Lawrence for KU football.
6. Mike Riley, Oregon State – Many of us here at Coaches Hot Seat were at the Stanford – Oregon State game on Saturday on a cold, rainy day in Corvallis, Oregon and the final score of Stanford 38 – Oregon State 13 was not fully indicative of what was a very close game until the middle of the 3 rd quarter. Just from eyeing the Beavers in person Oregon State doesn’t seem to have the talent they have in past years and in only four seasons it looks as if Stanford has gone from having two times less talent than OSU to two times more talent which is almost unexplainable because Oregon State can recruit and get admitted almost any high school football recruit in America and Stanford can only recruit about 10 percent of the high school players in the country.
Oregon State has left…
…and there is a decent chance that the Beavers don’t win another game this season and finish at 2 – 10 and 2 – 7 in the Pac-12 which will have to be a Helluva disappointment to the folks in Corvallis. In fact, we spoke with lots of Oregon State fans and alumni on Saturday and they have almost moved beyond being mad and are now despondent and from personal experience despondent fans and alumni are the very worst thing a college athletic department can face and that means there are some very serious issues at OSU right now.
7. Everett Withers, North Carolina – This past week was not a good one for North Carolina interim head coach Everett Withers when he called out the other public universities in the state of North Carolina by talking up UNC (and in an indirect way talking down NC State) and the loss to NC State probably sealed Withers fate especially since UNC has a new AD on the job in Bubba Cunningham who no doubt will want to bring in his own head football coach and get as far away as possible from the Butch Davis debacle.
Caulton Tudor of the News Observer has this reality in his latest..
Now at 6 – 4 on the season and 2 – 4 in the ACC the Tar Heels have left…
At Virginia Tech
..and if we were Everett Withers we would try and get our team to play as hard as possible to show a potential future employee what he could do as a head coach and if North Carolina ends up targeting a current head coach Withers also should lobby to coach UNC in the bowl game to finish off the season as best as possible for both Withers and the North Carolina players.
Yes, it looks like change is coming to North Carolina football and from where we sit UNC is a terrific head coaching opportunity and AD Bubba Cunningham should be able to hire a very good football coach that can both win on the field and live up to UNC’s high expectations elsewhere.
8. Jeff Tedford, California – Jeff Tedford and the Cal Bears got their Must-Win Game over Washington State on Saturday which takes Cal’s record in 2011 to..
Overall: 5 – 4
Pac-12: 2 – 4
..and now it is really crunch-time for Tedford and the Bears because if the Cal players want to yell out the Call of the Candy Asses: “We’re bowl eligible, we’re bowl eligible” then at last 1 more win is needed and as a friend of our says…
“If you are average at Cal…you are golden!”
…and average along with “bowl eligible” Cal can be if they can just get 1 more win! Cal has left in 2011…
At Arizona State
Uh, Oh. This past Saturday we said that UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel was facing his “Little Big Horn” against Arizona State and we wondered if Rick was Custer or the Indians….with Neuheisel getting the win and coming out as the Indians…and now Jeff Tedford is facing his own…
…but is Tedford…
George G. Meade or Robert E. Lee?
We are about to find out but if Tedford finds himself in a situation where he believes his Cal players need to charge up hill with no protection towards a well-fortified wall that the enemy is hidden behind we would recommend that Tedford call an audible.
9. Steve Fairchild, Colorado State – Colorado State had a bye in Week 10 and now at 3 – 5 overall and 1 – 2 in the MWC the Rams face a finishing stretch of…
San Diego State
…which makes us say….Uh, Oh….for the CSU Rams. Colorado State gets San Diego State out of their usually warm surrounds on Saturday in Ft. Collins, Colorado and if Steve Fairchild is going to turn things around at CSU then Saturday is a good place to start.
10. Rick Neuheisel, UCLA – Late on Saturday night we here at Coaches Hot Seat were watching the Arizona State – UCLA game and we found ourselves rooting for the Bruins because for one of the first times in recent history under Neuheisel the UCLA football team was playing like crazed maniacs that didn’t give a Damn about tomorrow because what is happening today and at this very moment is what matters most (which is the way all football teams should be playing all the time because RIGHT NOW is really the only thing that matters) and after a 2 nd half of very good football and a strong finishing drive the Bruins got a much-needed win for their head coach.
Arizona State was the most important game of Rick Neuheisel’s coaching career…BUT…now the Utah game in Salt Lake City this Saturday is the most important game in Rick Neuheisel’s career because a loss to the Utes will have wasted that great effort against the Sun Devils, because a loss to Utah would drop the Bruins record in 2011 to…
Overall: 5 – 5
Pac-12: 4 – 3
…left on the schedule that would probably make the USC game either win or turn out the lights on the Rick Neuheisel era in Westwood.
Here’s a thought for the Bruins: There is NO tomorrow. Concentrate on RIGHT NOW and on each day of practice and let tomorrow take care of itself and when Saturday rolls around in Salt Lake City against the Utes play like crazed maniacs that don’t give a Damn about tomorrow because what is happening today and at this very moment is what matters most.
Actually, Apollo Creed said it better than we ever could….
If the Bruins do focus on RIGHT NOW and THIS MOMENT they will find that they will learn a fundamental lesson about life: Focusing on and doing your best RIGHT NOW will go a long way in helping…or making tomorrow take care of itself AND they will also find that focusing on and doing your best RIGHT NOW makes life a Helluva lot of fun!