Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, January 21, 2012 – Dwight Eisenhower
“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”
“Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends.”
“I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him, he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone.”
“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”
“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”
“The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.”
“The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.”
“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”
“When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were – to the very last minute – a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.”
“You don’t lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership.”
“An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.”
“Don’t join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.”
“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.”
“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.”
“Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels – men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.”
“History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.”
“How far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without?”
“I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.”
“I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem – and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?”
“I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.”
“If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.”
“If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking… is freedom.”
“May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.”
“Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.”
“Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.”
“Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow.”
“Plans are nothing; planning is everything.”
“The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!”
“The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth.”
“There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure.”
“We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.”
“When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war.”
“Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!
You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.
Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened. He will fight savagely.
But this is the year 1944! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned! The free men of the world are marching together to Victory!
I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in battle.
We will accept nothing less than full Victory! Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.”
Order of the Day (2 June 1944) Message to troops before the Normandy landings
“We must be ready to dare all for our country. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose. We must be willing, individually and as a Nation, to accept whatever sacrifices may be required of us. A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. These basic precepts are not lofty abstractions, far removed from matters of daily living. They are laws of spiritual strength that generate and define our material strength. Patriotism means equipped forces and a prepared citizenry. Moral stamina means more energy and more productivity, on the farm and in the factory. Love of liberty means the guarding of every resource that makes freedom possible–from the sanctity of our families and the wealth of our soil to the genius of our scientists.”
First Inaugural address (20 January 1953)
“As we peer into society’s future, we — you and I, and our government — must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for our own ease and convenience the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow.”
“In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless but planning is indispensable.”
“Character in many ways is everything in leadership. It is made up of many things, but I would say character is really integrity. When you delegate something to a subordinate, for example, it is absolutely your responsibility, and he must understand this. You as a leader must take complete responsibility for what the subordinate does. I once said, as a sort of wisecrack, that leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.”
An Interesting Week in San Francisco – The Rain Has Started To Fall in the San Francisco Bay Area and Here Come Those New York Giants Bastards
A number of Coaches Hot Seat members stayed over in San Francisco this week after the 49ers win over the Saints so we could work, play and goof off for a week before the Sunday NFC Championship Game between the 49ers and New York Giants and as always San Francisco is an interesting place to be and to be seen. The weather in San Francisco has been great all week, 60 degrees or so and sunny, but the rain arrived on Friday and the weather might just play a role in the Sunday afternoon NFC Championship Game and it would be too bad if Eli Manning had to work with a wet ball all afternoon in windy, blustery conditions…BUT…this is FOOTBALL…right?
The City of San Francisco and surrounding areas are fired-up about the San Francisco 49ers to a level that we have not seen in years and it has been Great Fun hanging out with our buddies with all kinds of Bullshit flying about the past and current days of 49ers football and all manner of other things we have been up to over the years!
One very interesting thing about the San Francisco 49ers in modern day SF 49ers football history which we start at with Dick Nolan taking over as the head coach of the 49ers in 1968 is that the San Francisco 49ers have played in….
12 NFC Championship Games
Under these 49ers’ Head Coaches and NFC Championship Game Records
Dick Nolan: 0 – 2 Bill Walsh: 3 – 1 George Seifert: 2 – 3 Steve Mariucci: 0 – 1
Which is an Overall Record of 5 – 7 in NFC Championship Games for the 49ers and 7 NFC Championship Games is a lot of losses and means the 49ers could have played in a lot more Super Bowls in the last 45 years!
Of course, the 49ers are 5 – 0 in Super Bowls!
It’s time for Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers to improve the club’s NFC Championship and return the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl which the 49ers have not been to since 1994! Damn, that is a long time ago!
One of the nice things about being in San Francisco has been the chance to have dinner with some old friends of ours and one of those “older” friends who fought in World War II in Europe made a very interesting point about Jim Harbaugh and these 49ers:
Older Friend: “This Harbaugh fellow that is coaching the Niners. He reminds me of General Patton.”
CHS Member: “How is that?”
Older Friend: “Both General Patton and Harbaugh talk all the time about the importance of the “team.”
CHS Member: “That’s a Helluva point and you just nailed the difference between this 49ers football team and the teams over the past 15 years. This San Francisco 49ers football club is a TEAM.”
CHS Member #2: “There’s another person that talked a lot about the importance of the “team.”
CHS Member: “Dammit, you’re right. Harbaugh’s college head coach at Michigan, Bo Schembechler.”
Why are the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game?
The San Francisco 49ers are a…..TEAM.
Let’s go San Francisco 49ers and BEAT the Hell out of the New York Giants!
Let’s BEAT Those New York Bastards!
Note the similarities between General George Patton and Bo Schembechler and why great leaders always focus on building TEAMS whether it be at work, on the playing field or going into battle and that is because a TEAM is a Very Damn Hard thing to beat.
And now some music about or from the San Francisco Bay Area
1. Frank Spaziani, Boston College – Frank Spaziani took over the Boston College football program in 2009 after the BC athletic director fired the previous coach Jeff Jagodzinski after he put up records of…
Overall: 20 – 8 ACC Conference: 11 – 5
…including two trips to the ACC Championship Game in two seasons and before Jagodzinski the BC football team was led by Tom O’Brien who put up records of…
Overall: 75 – 45 Big East/ACC Conferences: 37 – 34
…over 10 seasons which is a combined record (Jagodzinski/O’Brien) of…
Overall: 95 – 53 Big East/ACC Conferences: 48 – 39
…and what has Frank Spaziani done after three years on the job at BC?
Overall: 20 – 19 ACC Conference: 12 – 12
Which caused the Boston College AD Gene DeFilippo to say of Spaziani…
Frank Spaziani is the best coach at Boston College in the 15 years that DeFilippo has been at BC?
Yes, that might be the case if Boston College is situated in some kind of Bizarro-Land that is modeled after the old Soviet Union where the leaders said things that everyone knew were Complete Bullshit but that didn’t stop people from saying things that were complete Bullshit and anyone claiming that Frank Spaziani has done a better job at BC than Tom O’Brien and Jeff Jagodzinski did is in our opinion either a BIG Liar or needs a significant amount of mental help meaning that DeFilippo needs to be in Vienna right now working with a team of psychologists that can help him work on the differences between Reality and Fantasyland!
The word we have gotten from our friends in Boston is that Frank Spaziani is coaching for both HIS and Gene DeFilippo’s job in 2012 and another mediocre season is not going to make the BC alums and especially former Eagles football players happy who tell us that BC needs to either be in or almost in the 2012 ACC Championship Game or it will be down the road for the Spaz – Gene team and if Gene is tossed out on his ass a week or two in Vienna might be a good investment of his time.
2. Mike Riley, Oregon State – One of our Coaches Hot Seat Members was up in Oregon on business around Christmas and he took to dinner some Oregon State alum friends of his in Portland and the following comment was made by one of those OSU alums on the state of Oregon State football:
“It’s almost as if Oregon State football is sitting still while the other Pac-12 schools and especially Oregon are racing ahead.”
Anyone that follows Oregon State football knows the series of very disheartening and recent tragedies that have happened in Corvallis, but we have to agree with that OSU alum on the Oregon State football program “sitting still” while only 30 or so miles down the road Oregon is right at the top of college football and even schools like Stanford are competing with the best teams in the nation.
We have made no secret that we think a lot of Mike Riley here at Coaches Hot Seat, but from the outside looking in it is our opinion that Riley needs to quit going around Corvallis and among the OSU alumni and trying to get them to feel sorry for OSU football and himself and instead what Riley needs most of all is for someone to light a fire under Mike’s ass and the TRUTH is that there is NO ONE at Oregon State or among the former OSU football players that are willing to tell the “very nice guy” Mike Riley the TRUTH which is…
Mike Riley: “The Oregon State football program is falling to pieces and it is falling to pieces and falling behind many other schools in the Pac-12 because Mike Riley is not working as hard as he used to and he is not expecting as much from his assistant coaches and players that he used to.”
Memo to Mike Riley: Get to work meaning get to work at least at 50 percent of the level of YOUR former head coach in college, Paul Bryant at Alabama, and if you are not willing to work very Damn hard or don’t really want to work that hard anymore and would rather be working in TV or doing something else then step aside and let someone else that will work his ass off around the clock be the head football coach at Oregon State which is the ONLY way you a build and sustain a winning college football program.
3. Randy Edsall, Maryland – Oh, how quickly the worm can turn. The 2010 college football season ended with UConn under Randy Edsall playing in the Bogus BCS Fiesta Bowl which ended in Oklahoma blasting UConn 48 – 20, but then maybe that 48 – 20 drubbing by the Sooners of UConn made sense because only 2 days later Edsall accepted the Maryland head coaching job.
If only….If only Randy Edsall had called us in 2010 we would have told him to not leave UConn for the Maryland job because if Edsall really wanted out of Connecticut there were going to be a lot better jobs opening up that were much better places to land than at Maryland because Maryland athletics and football program in our opinion were and still are a Complete Disaster and maybe that is something that Edsall has learned in his 1 year on the job with the Terps.
In that 1 year on the job at Maryland Randy Edsall put up a record of…
Overall: 2 – 10 ACC Conference: 1 – 7
…and over the past 10 seasons at Maryland under Ralph Friedgen the Terps were….
Overall: 75 – 50 ACC Conference: 43 – 37
….which included 4 losing season which we believe to be only an “above average” at best performance by Friedgen’s teams which means that Randy Edsall’s 2011 season in College Park was a Complete Disaster.
From the outside looking in it looked like Randy Edsall lost his Maryland football in 2011 which included an opening win against a mediocre Miami team and a win over I-AA Towson which means that Edsall’s team lost its’ last 10 games of the season against I-A football teams which is a Complete Disaster.
The reality is that Randy Edsall has very little maneuvering room right now and Edsall knows it and thus why he has shaken up the Terps coaching staff in the last 30 days and now it is either get Maryland football going back in a positive direction in 2012 or Randy Edsall will be out of a job come December 2012.
4. Tommy Tuberville, Texas Tech – Here’s the thing that must keep Tommy Tuberville and Texas Tech fans up at night.
What if a very bad storm had not delayed the Texas Tech – Oklahoma game in Norman this past fall and the Sooners had actually showed up and played with full effort in the game which in our opinion would have meant an Oklahoma win over Texas Tech which means that if Tech has lost to OU the Red Raiders would have lost their last…
…to end the 2011 season.
Here is who Texas Tech beat in 2011 under Tubs:
Texas State New Mexico Nevada Kansas
What the Hell? Please, if anyone including Bob Stoops can explain Oklahoma’s loss to Texas Tech please send along that explanation because besides beating the Sooners Texas Tech only beat 1 other I-A football team with a winning record in 2011!
Yes, what the Hell happened in Norman, Oklahoma that night Bob Stoops?
Oh, you didn’t have your team prepared to play against Texas Tech and when your team went to sleep against the Red Raiders after the storm delay the OU coaches did not have the ability to wake their team the Hell up?
Yes, that is the right explanation and Oklahoma fans should get ready for a lot more games like what happened against Texas Tech in future seasons because these unexplainable lapses at OU have been happening for several years now and the lapses are happening in our opinion Bob Stoops is working at about 70 percent of the level that he worked at when he first arrived at OU. Now, Bob Stoops working at a 70 percent “effort” will yield better results than most coaches working at 100 percent “effort,” but if Bob is going to keep cashing those Million Dollar checks then one would think he would either give 100 percent “effort” or find something else to do with his life. Maybe Mike Stoops being added to the OU staff will help light a fire under Bob’s ass because right now Bob Stoops is just going through the motions and at OU a decent coach going through the motions can win 9 games a year and if Oklahoma fans are happy with that then more the power to them but please don’t tell us that Oklahoma football is about excellence and winning championships….because right now it isn’t.
Memo to Bob Stoops: Watch this video to learn about “100 percent effort”:
Getting back to Tommy Tuberville in two seasons at Texas Tech he is…
Overall: 13 – 12 Big 12 Conference: 5 – 12
..which is after Mike Leach over 10 seasons in Lubbock put up records of…
Overall: 84 – 43 Big 12 Conference: 47 – 33
….which is akin to winning National Championships at places like Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama and USC which means the Complete Morons at Tech that fired Leach over Complete Bullshit should be ashamed of themselves but in our experience many Complete Morons are also Pompous Arrogant Asses and in our opinion that is certainly the case for the Idiots that ran Mike Leach out of town at Texas Tech.
The Bottom-Line is that Tommy Tuberville needs to WIN and WIN BIG in 2012 or come mid-to-late December 2012 current La. Tech head coach Sonny Dykes will be introduced as the head football coach at Texas Tech replacing Tommy Tuberville who if he had only called us in 2009 instead of listening to his Idiot agent Tuberville would have waited for a job that would have fit him a lot better like USF or Tennessee and he would be having a lot more fun and more than likely not on the Hot Seat!
Coach hard Tommy!
5. Derek Dooley, Tennessee – Derek Dooley has a Helluva mess on his hands in Knoxville which is about 50 percent created by things other people did and about 50 percent created by what Dooley has or has not done since taking over at Tennessee in the wake of the Lane Kiffin train heading off to USC…
(With Lane Kiffin winning 10 games in 2011 with a USC football team that had more talent on its’ roster than EVERY team on its’ schedule has led to people in the media claiming that Kiffin did something special at USC by winning 10 games in 2011 when only a few years ago under Pete Carroll winning 10 games with the Trojans would have only been Ho-Hum. Now, because of the hypocrites at the NCAA the USC Trojans will only have more talent than 9 to 10 of its’ opponents in the coming years and then winning 10 games will actually mean something but winning 10 games when you have more talent than everyone you played against is just above average at best…not that we don’t love to see USC football playing well and clicking on all cylinders which makes Pac-12 football a lot more fun to watch!)
….and now either Dooley can clean-up this mess at UT or Derek will be back in Atlanta working at a law firm before he can say or sing “Oh, Rocky Top will always be Home Sweet Home to me, Good Ole’ Rocky Top, Rocky Top Tennessee, Rocky Top Tennessee.”
Here’s the REAL problem at Tennessee right now: With the additions of Texas A&M and Missouri to the SEC Conference the Tennessee Volunteers enter the 2012 season with the only the 12 th best roster of talent in the SEC with only Vanderbilt and Kentucky having less talent than the Vols.
Yes, that is a Helluva problem and that means Derek Dooley will either prove in 2012 that is an above average coach that can win in the SEC Conference or the Tennessee program will continue the stagnation that started during the Fulmer years which means that if 2012 brings another 6 – 6 or 7 – 5 or worse type of record Derek Dooley’s head coaching career will be over before it really ever got started.
Here is Tennessee’s schedule in 2012:
Sept. 1: NC State in Atlanta Sept. 8: GEORGIA STATE Sept. 15: FLORIDA Sept. 22: AKRON Sept. 29: at Georgia Oct. 13: at Mississippi State Oct. 20: ALABAMA Oct. 27: at South Carolina Nov. 3: TROY Nov. 10: MISSOURI Nov. 17: at Vanderbilt Nov. 24: KENTUCKY
Ouch! If Tennessee plays to their talent level in 2012 they will probably end up with a record of…
4 – 8 or 5 – 7 at best.
If Tennessee goes 4 – 8 or 5 – 7 in 2011 Derek Dooley better be checking to see if he has his law license in Georgia up to date because he may have to put that law degree to work and this time around instead of doing the grunt law work that Derek did when he first went to work at a law firm in Atlanta he can come in at the partner level because of his experience as a “head football coach” and he will be a rainmaker that will drum-up work for the firm and actually do very Damn little real law work!
The Bottom-Line: If Derek Dooley doesn’t want to be kissing the asses of a bunch of corporate CEOs and overpaid stuffed-shirt attorneys over the next few years he better Damn start coaching his Tennessee football team because there is only one successful way out for Dooley and the Vols…
….or it will be Backwards to $2,000 dollars suits, winged-tipped shoes, 2 hour lunches at the club, very boring jokes told by very boring attorneys and having to laugh at those jokes and lots of politically-correct office Bullshit that we here at Coaches Hot Seat go out of our way to stay as far the Hell away as possible from!
Now if that future doesn’t motivate Derek Dooley…..NOTHING WILL!
6. Jeff Tedford, California – After a great start at California that culminated with a 10 – 3 season in 2006 the Cal Bears have plummeted in recent years and over the past three seasons have put up a record of…
Overall: 20 – 18 Pac-10/12 Conference: 12 – 15
…under Jeff Tedford and if the folks at Berkeley are happy with “mediocre” they now have it with the Cal football program!
This past week in San Francisco we have run into a number of Cal alumni friends of ours and we found them to be either somewhat pissed off to kind-of-pissed off about Cal football because after all this is….
…we are talking about here and in the Broken State of California where “mediocre” is celebrated and championed on a regular basis maybe Jeff Tedford is doing just a Fine and Dandy job leading Cal football!
Hey, who are we to argue with Cal alums?
If they are willing to accept “mediocrity” then so be it, but that doesn’t mean we are going to allow a I-A coach get away with “mediocre” performance especially at a program like California that in a state with tons of high school football talent should be a college football powerhouse.
That means…Jeff Tedford is back on the Hot Seat!
7. Robb Akey, Idaho – Hey, Idaho is not an easy place to win a lot of football games at…BUT…the same could have been said about Boise State two decades ago which means Boise State now being a college football powerhouse knocks down ANY college head coach claiming his program “cannot win” for any BS excuse the coach can dream up and that means Robb Akey really doesn’t have any excuses for the Vandals 2 – 10 record in 2011.
Robb Akey’s record at Idaho:
Overall: 19 – 43 WAC: 9 – 3
We would put a label on Robb Akey’s record at Idaho of….”Below Average.”
With the WAC Conference getting weaker by the day it is time for resurgence of Idaho football and either the resurgence of the Vandals will come or Robb Akey will go.
8. Dan Enos, Central Michigan – Here’s Central Michigan HC Dan Enos’ biggest problem. He took over a Central Michigan football program from Butch Jones and Brian Kelly that had put up Overall records of…
Butch Jones at CMU: 27 – 13 – Two MAC Conference Titles
Brian Kelly at CMU: 19 – 16 – 1 MAC Conference Title
…over the previous 6 seasons and Dan Enos record at Central Michigan is…
Overall: 6 – 18
MAC Conference: 4 – 12
…which has rightfully landed Dan Enos rear-end on the Hot Seat.
Here’s the Bottom-Line for Dan Enos: A third-straight losing season at Central Michigan in 2012 will be unacceptable and will put Dan Enos out of work come December 2012 so coach hard Dan!
9. Kevin Wilson, Indiana – We here at Coaches Hot Seat believe that Kevin Wilson is a very good football coach but what we don’t know is if Kevin Wilson will be a very good HEAD football coach or not and the 2012 football season will probably help us answer that question because Wilson is now under fire at Indiana after a 1 – 11 season in 2011.
Here’s the REAL problem for Kevin Wilson: The previous Indiana head coach Bill Lynch was fired for putting up these records with the Hoosiers:
2007: 7 – 6 2008: 3 – 9 2009: 4 – 8 2010: 5 – 7
Overall: 19 – 30 Big Ten Conference: 6 – 26
Kevin Wilson was 1 – 11 in 2011 with NO Big Ten Conference wins with the Hoosiers with the only win coming over I-AA South Carolina State.
Even at Indiana a 1 – 11 record with NO wins over I-A teams and NO wins over Big Ten Conference foes is…
…and that means Kevin Wilson better get things going at IU or Bob Stoops may be welcoming back another coach to his Oklahoma coaching staff come December.
10. Mack Brown, Texas – The folks running the University of Texas and UT athletic department have said that they are going to a contract extension to Mack Brown after he and his Horns put up a…
8 – 5
…record in 2011 and if 8 – 5 is something to be rewarded at the University of Texas where this fellow…
…could win 8 games EVERY year in Austin then Texas football is finished.
A common point of conversation among our buddies and UT grads in Austin is…
“Just what the Hell happened after that January 2010 Bogus BCS National Championship Game loss to Alabama?”
The reason our buddies and UT grads ask the above question is that since that loss to Alabama in the Bogus BCS title game the Horns are…
Overall: 13 – 12 Big 12 Conference: 6 – 11
…which is Beyond Pitiful at the University of Texas which has led to our theory on what exactly happened in Austin after that loss to Alabama in January 2010 which is of course our opinion:
Mack Brown is 59 years old right now so that means when Texas lost to Alabama in January 2010 Brown was 57 which is a very important number because our buddies and UT grads in Austin are convinced that many around the Texas football program and more importantly then the “coach-in-waiting” Will Muschamp (Yes, the very Bogus “coach-in-waiting” idea raises its ugly head again!) thought that Mack Brown was going to retire after the 2010 season which would have made Muschamp the head coach at Texas and moved Mack Brown into some kind of administrative position at UT.
Well, Mack Brown and the Horns lost to Alabama in that Bogus BCS title game and in the weeks after that game there was no announcement that Brown was stepping down or that Will Muschamp was moving up to the Texas head coaching job (remember that Muschamp had been named the Texas “coach-in-waiting” in November 2008) which our buddies and UT grads in Austin say created a lot of tension and uncertainty within the Texas football program which led to a very bad offseason which then led to Texas posting a 5 – 7 record in 2010.
Did Will Muschamp and some other coaches on the Texas staff believe that Mack Brown was stepping down after the Bogus BCS title game against Alabama, win or lose to the Tide?
That is a tough question for us to answer, but there is no denying that the Texas football program was completely lost in 2010 and only slightly recovered in 2011 and if not for Texas A&M committing one of the Biggest Choke Jobs in recent college football history which gave Texas a win they didn’t really earn and the lucky happenstance of catching a mediocre California football team in a bowl game the Horns could have lost their last 4 games of their regular season and a bowl game for 5 straight losses which would have put Mack Brown a lot higher up on the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings.
Let’s look at who Texas beat in 2011:
Rice BYU UCLA Iowa State Kansas Texas Tech Texas A&M
Oh, those are some wins over some real powerhouse football teams….NOT!
Now, let’s look at who Texas lost to in 2011:
Oklahoma Oklahoma State Missouri Kansas State Baylor
In other words….Texas beat every team that it has two to three more times talent than and even lost to a few teams it has more talent than and the folks at UT are going to give Mack Brown a contract extension?
Hell, this fellow could have won 8 games at Texas in 2011!
Hell, we like Mack Brown but there is ONE very BIG difference between Mack Brown and his coaching hero Paul “Bear’ Bryant:
Paul “Bear” Bryant’s last 10 years at Alabama:
1973: 10 – 2 – SEC title 1974: 11 – 1 – SEC and National title 1975: 11 – 1 – SEC title 1976: 9 – 3 1977: 11 – 1 – SEC title 1978: 11 – 1 – SEC and National title 1979: 12 – 0 – SEC and National title 1980: 10 – 2 1981: 9 – 2 – 1 – SEC title 1982: 8 – 4
After Paul Bryant went 9 – 2 – 1 and 8 -4 in his last two seasons at Alabama he said…
“I just can’t coach ‘em anymore.”
After Mack Brown goes 5 – 7 and 8 – 5 in his last two seasons at Texas Mack says…
“Hook ‘em Horns and give me a contract extension!”
Now if we were running the University of Texas athletic department we would have already sat down with Mack Brown and told him…
“We appreciate your efforts Mack, but 8 – 5 is not an acceptable record at the University of Texas. We are looking for a much better record in 2012 and a Texas football team that is competing for if not winning the Big 12 title. Now what can we do to help you make that happen?”
No, we would not be giving Mack Brown a contract extension after he put up 5 – 7 and 8 – 5 records at the University of Texas, which means we and our buddies and UT grads in Austin expect a lot more out of the Texas football team than the people running the place which means the celebration of mediocrity that was first introduced in the Broken State of California has spread to Texas which is a very bad sign for the future of the American Republic.
Interesting Question to Ponder: What if Will Muschamp had taken over at Texas in 2010 who would be the head coach at Florida right now?
Several people here at Coaches Hot Seat say that if Muschamp was at Texas right now that the head coach at Florida would be….
A BIG Gator booster and long-time friend and former neighbor of ours who has his pulse on things in Gainesville and across the college football world claims that a very successful college head coach that hasn’t wanted to leave his current job would have take the Florida job right now and would have taken it when the Gators hired Muschamp.
That very successful college head coach is…
Boise State’s Chris Petersen.
Yes, Will Muschamp better coach hard because if Muschamp is the second-coming of Ron Zook and doesn’t get things going in Gainesville the Florida brass will have to respond very aggressively with lots of $$$$$$$$$$$$ and go out and hire the best coach in the country that is not currently in the SEC which is…
Chris Petersen. Can you imagine if Chris Petersen was coaching in the SEC Conference at Florida right now?
Oh, Hell….What about another Great song from Johnny Cash and his buddies and one of our favorite songs here at Coaches Hot Seat?
Hard to beat those Boys!
We will say it again…. Let’s go 49ers….and….Let’s BEAT THE HELL out of the New York Giants!