Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, December 1, 2012 – Homer Norton
“It is how you show up at the showdown that counts.”
Wikipedia: Homer Norton
Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, December 1, 2012 – Homer Norton
“It is how you show up at the showdown that counts.”
Wikipedia: Homer Norton
San Francisco, California
In rainy San Francisco Friday October 30, 2012 is about to dawn and this particular Friday is a very important day for the…
Stanford Cardinal Football Team
….because on this particular Friday a CHAMPIONSHIP will be decided as the 2012 CHAMPION of the Pac-12 Conference will be determined by the outcome of the Friday night Pac-12 Championship Game between Stanford and UCLA at Stanford Stadium.
Winning a CHAMPIONSHIP is ALWAYS a very important thing whether it is in sports, business, politics or anything else in life that human beings compete against each other at, but for the Stanford football program WINNING A CHAMPIONSHIP is a very important and precious thing because the Cardinal has WON so very few CHAMPIONSHIPS in the past three decades.
Former Stanford head football coach John Ralston (head coach 1963 – 1971)….
….led Stanford to back-to-back Pac-8 Conference Championships in 1970 and 1971 which included TWO Rose Bowl wins over Michigan and Ohio State and since 1971 the Stanford football team has won ONLY….
TWO Conference Championships
1. Co-Pac-10 Conference Champion in 1992 which was a Stanford team coached by the Great Bill Walsh which won the Blockbuster Bowl over Penn State which is a team that current Stanford head coach David Shaw played on.
2. Pac-10 Conference Champion in 1999 which was a Stanford team that was coached by Ty Willingham which lost in the Rose Bowl to Wisconsin
As you can see Pac-8-10-12 Conference Championships have been very rare for Stanford Football over the past 30 years plus although the Cardinal did win THREE straight Pacific Coast Conference Championships between 1933 – 1935 which included a game in the Rose Bowl against Alabama in January 1935 with the Tide then being coached by the legendary Frank Thomas who led Bama to a 10 – 0 record in 1934 and the National Title after beating Stanford in that Rose Bowl 29 – 13. (Stanford also played Alabama in the 1927 Rose Bowl which ended up in a tie and the coach of the Stanford football team in 1926 was none other than the Great Glenn “Pop” Warner who in nine seasons coaching Stanford (1924 – 1932) put up the remarkable record of 71 – 17 – 8 which was a .740 winning percentage with Coach Warner winning three conference titles and one national championship in 1927 which is one of two national championships that Stanford claims with the other coming in 1940).
The most interesting thing about the 1935 Rose Bowl as pointed out by a sharp Coaches Hot Seat member is that Alabama head coach Frank Thomas had two great players on his ’34 Bama squad by the names Dixie Howell and Don Hutson who both starred in the Rose Bowl game (see Hutson running wild in the below video from the ’35 Rose Bowl) and the “other end” of that Alabama team was none other than Paul W. Bryant…
…otherwise known now to fans of college football as Paul “Bear” Bryant.
SB Nation has a great summary of the 1935 Rose Bowl below which is great reading…
1935 Rose Bowl
Alabama – 29
Stanford – 13
Below are some YouTube.com videos of the 1935 Rose Bowl game with Stanford in the dark uniforms and Alabama in the white jerseys with Stanford coming out with a tough-nosed running game and Alabama seemingly running out of the same formations that Jim Harbaugh is now running with the San Francisco 49ers! Jim we knew you were “old school” but going back to ’35 is serious OLD SCHOOL!
YES, WINNING the Pac-12 Conference Championship Game and 2012 Pac-12 Conference Title is Very Damn Important and after a somewhat up-and-down season for the Stanford football team this year through the loss to Notre Dame in overtime in South Bend on October 13 the Cardinal finished strong with SIX straight wins including a win over No. 1 Oregon in Eugene and UCLA in Los Angeles and now the Stanford Football Team and Stanford Coaches have earned the right to play for the Pac-12 Championship against UCLA and if there is anything else happening on Planet Earth on Friday we don’t know about it and we hope the Stanford football players don’t know or care about it anything else either because the most important and only thing is the task at hand which is…
BEATING UCLA and WINNING the 2012 Pac-12 Conference Title!
One of the things that is often overlooked by people that don’t know much about Stanford University other than that it is one of the world’s greatest institutions of higher learning, research, innovation, entrepreneurism and a Helluva place to go to school is that behind the easy going campus and the seemingly relaxed while in public students is a community of students, professors and administrators that are doing far more than just teaching and preparing young people to go out in the world because what Stanford University is really doing is instructing its students on how they can go out into the world and…
Meaning Stanford teaches its students how to….
WIN in their careers and WIN in life and that attitude of teaching young people how to WIN extends deep into the Stanford Athletics department that is now on an incredible run of WINNING 18 STRAIGHT Directors’ Cups!
We note that Stanford Athletics is again right at the top of the just released November 29, 2012 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Division Standings…
….although the Cardinal is sadly now in 2 nd place behind Princeton in the overall standings with Florida State, Oregon, Michigan and Penn State coming on strong BUT once spring and summer in 2013 rolls around WE FULLY EXPECT that Stanford will WIN its 19 th straight Directors’ Cup!
YES, at its core Stanford University does a great job of teaching its students how to…
WIN in their careers and WIN in life
….and in an amazing study recently by Stanford faculty members it was determined that Stanford alumni have formed a Helluva lot of companies and created millions of jobs over the past several decades which speaks directly to the kind of world-class teaching that is now going on at Stanford University which has had and is having a real and positive impact upon the world (Stanford Business School Twitter is a great resource if you are interested in such things):
“Stanford University has long been known as one of the world’s leading centers for innovation and a breeding ground for the entrepreneurs who created – and continue to shape – Silicon Valley. Now, for the first time, a study puts into perspective the sheer scale of the university’s economic impact, not just in Silicon Valley and California, but across the globe.
The study, released today, estimates that companies formed by Stanford entrepreneurs generate world revenues of $2.7 trillion annually and have created 5.4 million jobs since the 1930s.
The study, “Stanford University’s Economic Impact via Innovation and Entrepreneurship,” describes the results of a large-scale, systematic survey of Stanford alumni and faculty conducted in 2011 by Charles Eesley, an assistant professor in the Stanford School of Engineering, and William F. Miller, the Herbert Hoover Professor of Public and Private Management Emeritus in the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a professor emeritus of computer science.
Based on results of that survey, the professors estimate that Stanford alumni and faculty have created 39,900 companies since the 1930s, which if gathered collectively into an independent nation, would constitute the world’s 10th largest economy.”
Now that is WINNING!
YES, Stanford University is a wonderful and for those that know it best a magical place where some of the smartest, most creative, most driven and most passionate people in the world come together on the 8,000 acre plus campus known as The Farm and on The Farm on Friday night the Stanford Football team will again we note play the UCLA Bruins for the…
2012 Pac-12 Conference CHAMPIONSHIP!
Attention Stanford Football Players: Go out and whip the UCLA Bruins and bring home a Pac-12 Championship for Stanford University!
Play Loose, Play Fast, Play Aggressive and most of all Play to WIN!
BEAT THE HELL OUT of the UCLA Bruins!
We will see everyone at what could be a wet and rainy Stanford Stadium later tonight on The Farm!
Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, November 30, 2012 – George Washington Carver
“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.”
“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.”
“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.”
“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.”
“No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving something behind.”
“Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.”
“There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation – veneer isn’t worth anything.”
“Where there is no vision, there is no hope.”
Wikipedia: George Washington Carver
The HORSESHIT just keeps getting deeper and deeper in Boulder, Colorado as we now have former CU head football coach Jon Embree claiming that he would probably still have his job if he was only…..WHITE!
Jon Embree REALLY believes that he would still be the head coach at Colorado IF he was WHITE?
Memo to Jon Embree: Black, White, Brown, Yellow or Green when you DON’T EVEN FIELD a competitive football team you usually get fired in Year 1 or Year 10 and in case Jon Embree and Bill McCartney didn’t notice a WHITE head football coach in the Deep South at Auburn University just GOT FIRED only TWO years after winning the Freaking Bogus BCS National Title in Gene Chizik at Auburn….BECAUSE….he didn’t field a competitive football team in 2012 JUST LIKE Jon Embree at Colorado.
Oh, but Jon Embree believes that because the pigment of his skin is Black he is now out of a job at Colorado?
Give Us A FREAKING Break!
Yesterday a Colorado-alum called us at work and asked if we ever ran into Bill McCartney and we said we hadn’t seen Bill McCartney in years and that CU-alum then says….
“Well, if you do run into McCartney tell him the following…
Sacramento State – 30
Colorado – 28”
What does the above mean exactly?
On September 8, 2012 I-AA (FCS) Sacramento State came into Folsom Field on the campus of the University of Colorado in Jon Embree’s SECOND YEAR at Colorado and BEAT Jon Embree’s Buffs!
Oh, just by the way for Jon Embree who like Lane Kiffin must live in some kind of Fantasyland when it comes to his belief in his coaching skills…
6 – 5
….and they finished in the middle of the Big Sky Conference and that is why it is our opinion that if Colorado had played in the Big Sky Conference in 2012 the Buffs would have had a tough time even getting to a .500 record and…
THAT IS WHY YOU WERE FIRED at Colorado Jon Embree but then Jon Embree much like Lane Kiffin and his enablers in the USC athletic department (including Pat Haden who should have already canned Kiffin’s Sorry Ass) wants to keep living in the Fantasyland that Jon Embree got fired because he was BLACK and no doubt if Pat Haden ever comes to his senses and sends Lane Kiffin packing at USC Kiffin will come out and say he was fired because he was WHITE when the TRUTH is that BOTH Jon Embree and Lane Kiffin way underperformed in 2012 and both should be out of their jobs right now……
….there is one significant difference between Jon Embree and Lane Kiffin:
At least Lane Kiffin at Tennessee and USC put teams on the field that kind of knew what the Hell they were doing and competed which is certainly not the case for Jon Embree’s teams at Colorado which make the Keystone Kops look competent!
In 2006 and long before Coaches Hot Seat was ever dreamed up by some folks that wanted to get former Stanford head football coach Walt Harris fired (Walt Harris was the Stanford head football coach 2005 and 2006)….
YES Walt Harris is WHITE and YES Walt Harris was FIRED after TWO YEARS at Stanford after putting up records of:
2005 : 5 – 6
2006: 1 – 11
….which kind of puts to bed this notion that poor precious Jon Embree was FIRED at Colorado because he was BLACK because when you are a BAD football coach you are a BAD football coach and Walt Harris and Jon Embree…in our opinion….are BAD football coaches BUT getting back to the story in 2006 long before we and others around Stanford ran that WHITE HONKY Walt Harris off The Farm there were a number of us here at Coaches Hot Seat that attended former Colorado head coach Dan Hawkins first game at CU on September 2, 2006 when the Buffs played I-AA (FCS) Montana State in Boulder.
To make a long story short it looked like the Colorado football team was not prepared to play I-AA (FCS) Montana State and Dan Hawkins first game at Colorado ended up like this…
Montana State – 19
Colorado – 10
What does Dan Hawkins (WHITE HONKY) losing to I-AA (FCS) Montana State in his first game at Colorado have to with the firing of Jon Embree (BLACK MAN) have to do with Embree’s situation at Colorado?
Well, Dan Hawkins lost to Montana State in his first game at Colorado and went on to put up a…
2 – 10
…record in 2006 and then in Dan Hawkins second year at CU in 2007 Hawkins put up a record of…
6 – 6
….and took the Buffs to the Independence Bowl where they lost to Alabama which was being coached by Nick Saban in his first year with the Tide so IF anyone was wondering why Jon Embree was FIRED after year two on the job and Dan Hawkins was NOT FIRED after year two on the job there is the little matter of Dan Hawkins Buffs in 2007…
WON SIX GAMES and went to a bowl game
….and in Jon Embree’s second year at Colorado the Buffs….
WON ONE GAME which is TWO LESS GAMES than CU won in 2011 and the only Damn game they won was over Washington State on the last play of the game!
NO Jon Embree you WOULD NOT still be the Colorado head football coach if you were WHITE and in fact it is our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat that if you had not been a graduate of CU and played for Bill McCartney at Colorado….
YOU WOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN HIRED at Colorado
….so in many ways the TRUTH is Jon Embree that you were hired at Colorado for a job that..
You Jon Embree WERE NEVER qualified to do
You Jon Embree DID NOT DESERVE
You Jon Embree SHOULD HAVE NEVER GOTTEN
….and in two seasons at the school You Jon Embree fielded one of the worst Bogus BCS Conference football teams that we have EVER seen play and that goes back to Coaches Hot Seat members watching the Great Game of College Football very Damn closely since the mid-1970s.
As for Bill McCartney and Jon Embree’s comments that Embree was fired because he was BLACK or that Embree would still be at Colorado if he was WHITE McCartney, Embree and the other people that live in the Bogus world of race-baiting can believe that Bullshit if they want and it is Complete Bullshit BUT the TRUTH is Jon Embree was working at the University of Colorado which sits in Boulder County, Colorado which is one of the most liberal places in the United States of America and no doubt the current administrators at CU are much like the surrounding populace very Damn liberal as well and in the 2012 Election Boulder County, Colorado voted in the Presidential Race like this (Colorado Secretary of State)….
Barack Obama – 125,091 – 69.69% of the vote
Mitt Romney – 49,981 – 27.84% of the vote
….which was a landslide of epic proportions for President Obama in a country that split 53 – 47 Obama – Romney and if Jon Embree and Bill McCartney want to go on believing that Embree was fired because he was BLACK then by all means believe whatever the Hell you like but the TRUTH is that Jon Embree did a….
PISS-POOR job of coaching Colorado football
…the last two seasons and how he didn’t coach his football team showed up on the field with Colorado actually getting worse from Year 1 to Year 2 under Embree and if not for a last second win over hapless Washington State this season the Buffs wouldn’t have even won ONE GAME in 2012 but then let’s not confuse Jon Embree, Bill McCartney and the rest of the race-baiters with…
The TRUTH is that Jon Embree got fired because he was just NOT VERY GOOD at his job and like most people that are NOT VERY GOOD at their jobs and get fired for it Jon Embree wants to blame everyone and everything but the man in the mirror which makes Jon Embree something even worse than a BAD football coach……
It makes Jon Embree a LOSER and a pitiful example to his children and our children who will no doubt FAIL at something in the future and look around to blame everything but who they should be blaming…
Win some Damn games Jon Embree and then you can talk like you have actually done something in your coaching career but until then keep living in that Fantasyland of White and Black if you like but don’t think that most everyone else knows the TRUTH that you are just a Sorry Ass coach that doesn’t have a clue how to be a Head Football Coach on the I-A (FBS) level.
At least that is our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat.
What IF the Bogus BCS Had Already Been Replaced with the 4-Team Playoff in 2012?
One can only dream but what IF the Sorry Bastards behind the Bogus BCS that decided earlier this year to move to a 4-team playoff in 2014 had decided instead that continuing the Bogus and Very Damn Un-American BCS for even one more year was outrageous and had instituted the 4-team playoff in 2012 then the fans of college football would be looking at one of the great postseasons in college football history instead of once again the SEC Championship Game winner getting an automatic entry into the Bogus BCS Title Game while several other teams deserving teams are locked-out of playing for a championship.
Let’s also assume for a moment that Jim Tressel had been an honest and had even a small amount of integrity in 2010 instead of being the Sorry Snake in the grass that he is who put keeping players eligible for a Bogus bowl game ahead of honesty and integrity and Ohio State was actually eligible to play in the 2012 Postseason then that would mean that as of right now below is what the 4-Team Playoff Teams and Games would look like instead of the current Bogus and Very Damn Un-American BCS.
2012 4-Team Playoff
Notre Dame vs. Oregon, Stanford, Florida or Kansas State
SEC Champ vs. Ohio State
Oh, those would be Two Mighty Damn Entertaining Games to watch in early January 2013 followed by a great National Championship Game but instead we have Notre Dame finishing at 12 – 0 and playing their last game on November 24 and having to wait…
…to play in the Bogus BCS Championship Game against the SEC Champ and now college football will probably end up with FOUR ONE LOSS teams…
SEC Champion, Oregon, Kansas State and Florida
….that ALL have some claim to play in the Bogus BCS Championship Game.
IF Coaches Hot Seat was the committee that picked the 4 teams to play in the 4-Team Postseason Playoff in 2012 we would have chosen the following 4 teams and matchups….
Notre Dame vs. Florida
SEC Champ vs. Ohio State
…..and we had a very hard time deciding between Florida, Stanford, Florida or Kansas State for the last spot in the 4-team playoff BUT Florida playing in the SEC and beating Texas A&M, LSU, South Carolina and Florida State put the Gators over the top and into the Postseason Playoff.
IF Ohio State was not in the 4-Team Postseason Playoff in 2012 because Jim Tressel was in FACT a Snake in the Grass and who in FACT put his Precious Ass ahead of The Ohio State University and OSU football program the 2012 4-Team Postseason Playoff if Coaches Hot Seat were picking the teams would look like:
Notre Dame vs. Florida
SEC Champ vs. Oregon
YES, only imagine if Major College Football had people running the sport that could have actually gotten off their ass and put into place a 4-Team Postseason Playoff over the last 8 months instead of doing next to nothing fans of the Great Game of College Football would be looking at an incredible 2012 Postseason but alas…
The Candy Asses are still in charge and AGAIN in 2012 the National Championship will NOT be decided on the Field of Play.
Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, November 29, 2012 – Tom Peters
“Leadership is all about love:
Appetite for Life,
Great Causes & Determination to Make a Damn Difference,
Commitment to Excellence
Growth Beyond Measure,
Insatiable Appetite for Change.”
“Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change.”
“Give a lot, expect a lot, and if you don’t get it, prune.”
“If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.”
“Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.”
“The magic formula that successful businesses have discovered is to treat customers like guests and employees like people.”
“Winners must learn to relish change with the same enthusiasm and energy that we have resisted it in the past.”