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    TUESDAY MAY 31, 2016
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    "It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.  Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”  George S. Patton

 

 

 

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - George S. Patton

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“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.”

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“Always do everything you ask of those you command.”

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“Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.”

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“Americans play to win at all times. I wouldn’t give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war.”

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“Better to fight for something than live for nothing.”

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“Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.”

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“Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.”

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“I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.”

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“If a man has done his best, what else is there?”

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“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”

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“If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened.”

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“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”

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“Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.”

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“The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That’s the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!”

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“There is only one sort of discipline, perfect discipline.”

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“We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.”

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“You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.”

Wikipedia Page: George S. Patton

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Monday, May 30, 2016 - Audie Murphy

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“Seems to me that if you’re afraid or living with some big fear, you’re not really living. You’re only half alive. I don’t care if it’s the boss you’re scared of or a lot of people in a room or diving off of a dinky little board, you gotta get rid of it. You owe it to yourself. Makes sort of a zombie out of you being afraid. I mean you want to be free, don’t you? And how can you if you are scared? That’s prison. Fear’s a jailer. Mind now, I’m not a professor on the subject. I just found it out for myself. But that’s what I think.”

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“If you’re afraid of anything, why not take a chance and do the thing you fear. Sometimes it’s the only way to get over being afraid.”

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“Let each man hear his own music and live by it. The drums roll one way for one man, I guess, and another way for another. You have to listen to your own.”

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“In life quality is what counts, not quantity.”

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“Audacity is a tactical weapon. Nine times out ten it will throw the enemy off-balance and confuse him.”

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“The true meaning of America, you ask? It’s in a Texas rodeo, in a policeman’s badge, in the sound of laughing children, in a political rally, in a newspaper… In all these things, and many more, you’ll find America. In all these things, you’ll find freedom. And freedom is what America means to the world. And to me.”

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“Lead from the front.”

Wikipedia Page: Audie Murphy

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - Mario Andretti

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“Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. “

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“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”

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“Do it no matter what. If you believe in it, it is something very honorable. If somebody around you or your family does not understand it, then that’s their problem. But if you do have a passion, an honest passion, just do it.”

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“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough. “

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“If you wait, all that happens is that you get older. “

Wikipedia: Mario Andretti

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Saturday, May 28, 2016 - Mark Twain

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“At last the lake burst upon us–a noble sheet of blue water lifted six thousand three hundred feet above the level of the sea, and walled in by a rim of snow-clad mountain peaks that towered aloft three thousand feet higher still! As it lay there with the shadows of the mountains brilliantly photographed upon its still surface, I thought it must surely be the fairest picture the whole world affords.” Mark Twain on Lake Tahoe, Roughing It, 1861

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“It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native criminal class except Congress.”

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“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”

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“Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.”

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“It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.”

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“A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.”

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“A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. “

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“In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.”

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“Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

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“Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.”

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“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”

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“Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.”

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“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.”

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“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”

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“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”

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“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”

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“There are lies, damned lies and statistics.”

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“The lack of money is the root of all evil.”

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“A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.”

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“When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.”

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“All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.”

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“My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.”

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“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.”

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“The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.”

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“Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.”

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“Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.”

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“The trouble ain’t that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain’t distributed right.”

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“I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.”

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“Substitute “damn” every time you’re inclined to write “very”; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”

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“When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear.”

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“Don’t tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don’t tell them where they know the fish.”

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‘There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.”

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“A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.”

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“I don’t give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way.”

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“Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.”

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“It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.”

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“It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.”

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“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”

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“The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.”

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“The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all.”

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“I haven’t a particle of confidence in a man who has no redeeming petty vices whatsoever.”

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‘Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”

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“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.”

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“Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our hardnesses yield, all our irritations and resentments flit away and a sunny spirit takes their place.”

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“I was sorry to have my name mentioned as one of the great authors, because they have a sad habit of dying off. Chaucer is dead, Spencer is dead, so is Milton, so is Shakespeare, and I’m not feeling so well myself.”

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“Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest.”

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“The only reason why God created man is because he was disappointed with the monkey.”

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“Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.”

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“Always acknowledge a fault frankly. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you opportunity to commit more.”

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“Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered — either by themselves or by others. But for the Civil War, Lincoln and Grant and Sherman and Sheridan would not have been discovered, nor have risen into notice. … I have touched upon this matter in a small book which I wrote a generation ago and which I have not published as yet — Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven. When Stormfield arrived in heaven he … was told that … a shoemaker … was the most prodigious military genius the planet had ever produced.”

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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.” The Innocents Abroad, 1869

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“He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it — namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain.” The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 1876

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“Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and…Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.” The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 1876

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“France has neither winter nor summer nor morals. Apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country.”

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“Familiarity breeds contempt — and children.”

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“In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot”

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“Never let your schooling interfere with your education.”

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“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.”

Wikipedia: Mark Twain

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This Past Christmas From Young Baylor University Alum To Coaches Hot Seat > “The Baylor football program is out-of-control…..and in many ways it now runs Baylor University.” – Why Is Ken Starr Still Employed At Baylor University? – The Lessons That Can Be Learned From the Total Damn Disaster That Is Baylor Football – John Madden, the US Navy, Mike Slive, A Visiting Physicist And the FACT That Leaders MUST Lead!

It was truly a fall that defined the term “tragedy of Shakespearean proportions” for Art Briles to lose his job as the Baylor head football coach…

Baylor makes sweeping changes in leadership, releases some findings of Pepper Hamilton report, Waco Tribune

….after taking the Bears from a doormat in the Big 12 and in FBS College Football BUT if you have operated in and around the game of college football in America the last few years…Art Briles fall at Baylor is not as surprise at all.

Yes, there are plenty of coaches in the Big 12 and elsewhere in college football that could easily be classified as “jealous” toward Art Briles and what he was able to accomplish at Baylor, especially in the state of Texas, but we have a simple rule here at Coaches Hot Seat:

“If one person you trust says something that’s unproven it’s a rumor. If two people you trust say the same thing, that’s interesting. If three people you trust are saying the same thing, then that’s very Damn interesting. If four or more people you trust are saying the same thing, then it’s probably true.”

A few years ago we here at Coaches Hot Seat believing we have a network of contacts across college football that rivals and exceeds most members of the national media that covers CFB, started hearing “things” about the football program that Art Briles was running at Baylor and those “things” were that the Briles had a lot of shady characters on and around the Baylor football team, and that the ONLY thing that mattered to Art Briles was winning football games.

Now the above is what we were told by people who we don’t know well and who were just giving us their opinion, which admittedly could very well have been biased against Art Briles and his success at Baylor, but a few years ago….sometime in 2011 or 2012 since we cannot recall the exact date…a good friend of ours who lives in Texas and is related to Coaches Hot Seat member and has sent his two children to Baylor started saying some of the same things about the Baylor football program that we were hearing elsewhere. Where was our good friend and relative to a Coaches Hot Seat member getting his information from about the state of Baylor football program under Art Briles?

Answer: From his son who played high school football through the 12 th grade in Texas and who was a tough as Hell football player and who entered Baylor University as a regular student non-athlete in 2010.

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Last Christmas our Texas friend and his family came up to Aspen, Colorado for Christmas and a handful of Coaches Hot Seat members had our friend and his family over to the house for dinner one night, and after a great dinner that included many laughs, we got the Dad and Son into a conversation about Baylor football and we point-blank asked the Son about the Baylor football program and here was his short and sweet response:

“The Baylor football program is out-of-control…..and in many ways it now runs Baylor University.”

PERIOD. Nothing else needed to be said but we pressed the young man and his response was as Texas as the day is long in the Republic of Texas:

“That’s all I’m going to say, now tell us about the Stanford football program which is something Yall must be mighty proud of.”

PERIOD….END OF STORY.

In our opinion based upon what we have been told by dozens of people across college football, in the state of Texas, and by the Son of a good friend and relative of a Coaches Hot Seat member:

The Baylor Football Program was Out-of-Control under Art Briles and Art Briles was nothing less than an enabler of predators that he unleashed on the women of Baylor University and Waco, Texas in the name of winning football games.

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That’s our opinion as American Citizens and it’s also our opinion that Art Briles was allowed to run a rogue football program that was not controlled by the administration or athletic department at Baylor University and that today’s response by the regents of Baylor, although to-the-point, was still inadequate to the Total Damn Disaster that was allowed to happen at Baylor University over the past decade.

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There’s not a chance in Hell…in our opinion…that Art Briles…who is smart as a whip and pays very close attention to EVERY detail when it comes to his football team…didn’t know what was going on at Baylor and thus there is no reason to write in this spot that Art Briles should have been doing what the Great John Madden recommended when talking about what a coach should be listening for in and around his team…

“Coaches have to watch for what they don’t want to see and listen to what they don’t want to hear.”

….since there is no doubt in our minds that Art Briles knew what the Hell was going on with his football team BUT as for former Baylor University president Ken Starr who is now the Chancellor at the school for some reason instead of having his…

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….it’s the job of a college president…as it is for any leader of any company, organization, or university….to make Damn sure they are listening and watching very closely so they can understand what is going on and by any measure we can think of…

Ken Starr FAILED miserably in overseeing what became a rogue football program at Baylor University under Art Briles

….and Ken Starr should have like Art Briles had been fired on Thursday as well.

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We could go on for awhile about Art Briles and Ken Starr but needless to say it’s the unanimous opinion of the 147 members of Coaches Hot Seat that…

Art Briles and Ken Starr are Sorry Damn Excuses for Human Beings

…and it’s far better to talk about what we and others can learn about the Total Damn Disaster that was the Baylor Football program under Art Briles which was under the supervision of Ken Starr whether Candy Ass and Sorry Excuse for a Human Being Ken Starr is able to admit that FACT or not.

With the above in mind THREE quick stories for people that hope to learn something from the Debacle at Baylor which one can turn over in their minds as they consider what went wrong in Waco:

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In the early 1980s a Coaches Hot Seat member was a scholarship player on college golf team on the West Coast and his team went on a trip to San Diego to play in a golf tournament during the Fall golf season. The coach of the college golf team was very lenient on his team discipline-wise letting the young men be young men when traveling for tournaments, but he did have one ironclad rule:

At golf tournaments away from home all golfers had a curfew of 10PM and had to be in their rooms by 10PM and were not to leave their rooms unless there was a fire or they were going to the soda or ice machine until they went down to the lobby for breakfast in the morning.

Well, one night about 11PM one of the golfers wanted to get a soda with ice in it from the 7-Eleven which was across the street from the hotel and he left his room and walked across the street returning to his room in less than 15 minutes. Little did that golfer know the coach who was sitting on his balcony watched the golfer leave the hotel, walk across the street to the 7-Eleven, and come back with a soda. The next morning the coach took the player who went out after curfew the night before aside and told him he was suspended from the team for the remainder of the Fall and the entire Spring term for breaking the curfew, and then later told the whole team the same thing at breakfast.

Needless to say the above was quite a shock to the rest of the college golf team, but everyone knew the rules and the player who lost more than a semester of playing golf knew the rules and didn’t follow them, and be assured not only did no golfers leave the hotel after curfew again, but they were perfect citizens as well on the golf course, in the classroom, and while out in public.

Many might say that expectations were set at a very high level by then and especially today’s standards by this college golf coach, but the critical point was that “Expectations for behavior” were set and if a member of the golf team didn’t live up to those expectations:

They were DONE…at least for awhile….and as far we can tell at Baylor University under Art Briles…there were NO expectations for proper behavior by Baylor football players…which is of course our opinion.

A Second and Third Quick Story….

Leaders MUST Lead and with that simple phrase in mind Leaders must also be able to look-up the road and figure out what is, could, might, or probably is going to happen and it’s often a Leader seeing something that might happen in the future and reacting in today’s world that staves off something bad happening in the future.

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Case #1 in Point: A couple of Coaches Hot Seat members were serving in the US Navy on the same ship together in the Summer of 1990 when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, and the crewmembers of that ship shortly thereafter learned they were going to be deploying the Persian Gulf in support of what became Operation Desert Storm in the Winter of 1991 which ousted Saddam Hussein and Iraqi military forces from Kuwait.

During the Fall of 1990 when preparing the ship and its personnel for deployment to the Persian Gulf the officers of the ship were of course reading all the intelligence they could on what kind of capabilities and military strength that Iraqi military forces could bring to bear against an US Navy ship in the Persian Gulf. In one particular intelligence briefing message the following appeared…paraphrased since it was so long ago….

“Iraqi Navy assets are now dropping mines into the northern Persian Gulf that were provided by the Soviet Union many years ago. These mines are not tethered in one spot with a weight on the bottom of the Persian Gulf as they were designed to be used, but rather are now just floating around the Persian Gulf free with the prevailing current. Prepare your crews for spotting and handling all of the following types of Soviet mines X, Y, Z.”

Needless to say the above scared the Hell out of the officers of the US Navy ship which could be sunk by the type of Soviet-provided mines that the Iraqi Navy was dropping into the Persian Gulf and with that in mind the Commanding Officer and Executive Officer put into place a plan to deal with those mines when the ship got to the Gulf region by focusing on training lookouts to spot mines, how exactly the ship would destroy the mines when they found them, and what would the ship do if it hit a mine. To make a long story short the crew of the ship was incredibly well-prepared for handling any and all mine-related issues during Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf and ended up finding and destroying over a dozen Soviet-made mines that the Iraqis had dropped into the Gulf. We can also report that one of the scariest Damn things in the world is sailing in the Persian Gulf knowing there are hundreds of loose mines floating around at NIGHT when there was a very good chance that if the ship had hit one of those mines the ship would have been tremendously damaged causing many casualties in the process.

Leaders MUST Lead but they also must be able to look around corners and see what is or might be coming that could doo damage to an organization and once they begin to start anticipating that something might happen they put into place a plan to deal with that issue BEFORE IT HAPPENS so that the problem can be avoided and sometimes put the organization into a better spot going forward.

Case in Point #2 with the “sometimes put the organization into a better spot going forward” thought in mind….

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A few years ago then SEC Commissioner Mike Slive was considering the idea of starting a network for the SEC Conference following the steps of the Big Ten and Pac-12 Conferences who created their own networks, and in a joint venture between the Walt Disney Company (80% ownership) and the Hearst Corporation (remaining 20% interest) it was announced in 2013 that ESPN would own and run the SEC Network via the above joint-venture between Disney and Hearst in partnership with the SEC Conference.

The deal for the SEC Network and ESPN is a 20-year agreement between ESPN and the SEC Conference through 2034 which was launched in August 2014 right before the kick-off of the 2014 college football season, and if one now flashes-forward to 2016 the 20-year deal that then SEC Commish Mike Slive hammered out with ESPN seems incredibly far-sighted because ESPN has pulled-back in many ways from paying a lot for programming which would make the same deal between ESPN and the SEC a very hard thing to get done today, if not downright impossible.

Mike Slive, unlike Pac-12 Commish Larry Scott, was in our minds doing something that Leaders MUST Do which is to look forward and to anticipate as best as possible what might be coming around the bend, and then put into place policies and actions that can stave off future problems before they happen or in this case with Mike Slive cut a deal with ESPN to create the SEC Network in 2014….seizing an opportunity for the SEC Conference before the window was shut and before the pull-back by ESPN in the amount of money it is now willing to spend on sports programming.

The point of the above two stories is this…

Leaders MUST Lead and both the Commanding Officer of the US Navy ship that Coaches Hot Seat members were serving on and Mike Slive as Commissioner of the SEC Conference were pointedly…some might say aggressively…looking into the future anticipating what might very well happen and eventually did happen…and then reacting in today’s world to something that they believe was going to happen a few months or few years down the road.

A couple of months ago the Great Andy Grove passed away and for those that don’t know who Andy Grove is, Andy was a Silicon Valley legend and one of the founders and longtime CEO + Chairman of the Intel Corporation. A few lucky souls at Coaches Hot Seat got to work with Andy Grove at Intel, and learned the lessons of his great book, Only The Paranoid Survive….

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…and in that book Andy Grove wrote the following which Leaders should read, understand, and act on if they hope to remain a successful Leader of their organization into the future.

“You need to try to do the impossible, to anticipate the unexpected. And when the unexpected happens, you should double the efforts to make order from the disorder it creates in your life. The motto I’m advocating is — Let chaos reign, then rein chaos. Does that mean that you shouldn’t plan? Not at all. You need to plan the way a fire department plans. It cannot anticipate fires, so it has to shape a flexible organization that is capable of responding to unpredictable events.”

Leaders MUST Lead…PERIOD.

No…we here at Coaches Hot Seat do not feel sorry for Art Briles or any of the other Sorry Excuses for Human Beings that allowed the Baylor Football program to become “Out-of-Control” and we include Ken Starr among that group since after all…

Ken Starr was the Freaking President of Baylor University

…but we for Damn sure feel sorry for the young women at Baylor University and around Waco, Texas that were subjected to a direct attack on their lives in the name of winning football games….Oh we feel terrible about that…as would any Real Human Being that has a Soul.

A few years ago at a dinner at the house of one of our college physics professors there was a visiting physics professor from an Ivy League school who was studying on the West Coast for the Summer term who joined us for dinner and conversation one night. After dinner the discussion turned to…as it usually does when we get together with this particular physics professor….to the unanswerable questions about the universe and our lives on this Earth…and while discussing a potential after-life and consciousness of the human mind the visiting Ivy League professor said a very interesting if not startling thing…paraphrased since it was a few years ago:

“Just as one goes about creating his or her life on this Earth…all be it not in control of many things that humans experience in their daily lives….there is an argument to be made that the human mind…or rather the soul within the mind’s consciousness…creates the potential after-life they imagine in their mind as well.”

Coaches Hot Seat member: “What do you mean by that?”

Visiting Ivy League Professor: “Einstein once said…”Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one”…and if reality…all that is around us..all that we experience…is just an illusion created by our very powerful brains that we use only a tiny sliver of…then maybe our minds creates the after-life that we imagine as well. In other words….maybe in the end….the after-life we end up getting is the one we have imagined and created in our minds while we are still alive.”

Damn…and if the above is true and if Art Briles has been sincere about his faith in his life on this Earth then we have some news for Art Briles:

You will answer for your actions Art Briles….and appropriately so in a manner consistent with the faith that your profess to follow.

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Friday, May 27, 2016 - John Madden

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“Coaches have to watch for what they don’t want to see and listen to what they don’t want to hear.”

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“Don’t worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon.”

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“If you see a defense team with dirt and mud on their backs they’ve had a bad day.”

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“Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.”

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“The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.”

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“The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else.”

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“The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.”

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“When your arm gets hit, the ball is not going to go where you want it to.”

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“A team should never practice on a field that is not lined. Your players have to become aware of the field’s boundaries.”

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“You can’t win games if you can’t get first downs.”

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“You can’t win games if the offense can’t score.”

Wikipedia: John Madden
 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - Darrell Royal

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“A boy shows how much he wants to play in the spring, when it’s tough, and during two a days, when it’s hot and tough. I don’t count on the boy who waits till October, when it’s cool and fun, then decides he wants to play. Maybe he’s better than three guys ahead of him, but I know those three won’t change their minds in the fourth quarter.”

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“Breaks balance out. The sun don’t shine on the same ol’ dog’s rear end every day.”

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“Football doesn’t build character. It eliminates the weak ones.”

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“I learned this about coaching: You don’t have to explain victory and you can’t explain defeat.”

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“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

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“Once you cross the 50 you feel like an unsaddled horse.”

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“Punt returns will kill you quicker than a minnow can swim a dipper.”

And

“You know, a football coach is nothing more than a teacher. You teach them the same subject, and you have a group of new guys every year.”

And

“You’ve got to think lucky. If you fall into a mudhole, check your back pocket – you might have caught a fish.”

And

“You’ve got to be in a position for luck to happen. Luck doesn’t go around looking for a stumblebum.”

And

“On game day, I am more nervous than a pig in a packing plant.”

And

“There’s an old saying, ‘You dance with who brung ya.’”

And

“Really, it was said about two-thirds in jest. Since we won the Arkansas and Notre Dame games with fourth-down and short-yardage passes, another image has arisen. I’ve been pictured as a man who takes chances. Two stinkin’ plays, and I’m a helluva gambler.”

And

“Some of them are so green you could hide ‘em on top of a lettuce leaf.”

And

“He could run like small-town gossip.”

And

“Ol’ Ugly is better than Ol’ Nothing.”

And

“They’re gonna come after us with their eyes pulled up like BBs.”

And

“There was a hornet’s nest waiting for us in Houston, and we were walking into it like Little Red Riding Hood with jam on her face.”

And

“Winning coaches must treat mistakes like copperheads in the bedclothes – avoid them with all the energy you can muster.”

And

“The best thing a coach can hope for is to please the majority. And the only way to please the majority is to win.”

And

“I’m pretty thin-skinned. When they say, ‘Do you want some constructive criticism?’ I say, ‘No.’”

And

“It’s an in-the-trench battle. It’s meat on meat, flesh on flesh and stink on stink. And that’s the only way you can play it.”

And

“Trends are bunk. Only angry people win football games.”

And

“We don’t want candy stripes on our uniforms. These are work clothes.”

And

“He’s as quick as a hiccup.”

And

“He doesn’t have a lot of speed, but maybe Elizabeth Taylor can’t sing.”

And

“I didn’t want to stay until I had used up all the enjoyment because that’s too long to stay anywhere.”

And

“If worms carried pistols, birds wouldn’t eat ’em.”

Wikipedia: Darrell Royal

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Ken Starr Out At Baylor University? It Was No Surprise To Anyone At Coaches Hot Seat That Baylor University Is A Complete Freaking Disaster Under Ken Starr Because Starr…In Our Humble Opinion…Is A Sorry Damn Excuse For A Human Being – Ken Starr’s Whitewater Idiocy and Why It Predicted What Is Now Happening At Baylor – Ken Starr and Art Briles Should BOTH Be Fired….Their Continued Employment At Baylor University Is Now The Responsibility of the Trustees, Alumni, Students and Supporters of Baylor University – Live Up To Your Damn Mission Statement Baylor University…or Strike It Down Now!

There is a Helluva lot that we could write about the incredible Damn mess going on at Baylor University right now and we have already written a good bit in recent weeks on the issue…

After the Latest Bullshit Story Out of Waco, Texas It’s Time…It’s Past Time…For Either Art Briles To Clean-Up HIS Baylor Football Program OR Art Briles Ass Will Be Sent Packing Down the Road and HIS Head Coaching Career ANYWHERE Will Be OVER! – In the Middle of This Damn Mess In Waco, Texas Is That Sorry Bastard and President of Baylor University Ken Starr – Memo To Art Briles…Clean It Up NOW Son Or It’s OVER! – The Great Tom Clancy Surprises Us Again!, Coaches Hot Seat Blog, May 2016

….BUT with reports out of Texas that Baylor president Ken Starr is about to have his Sorry Ass sent packing it’s worth a few moments of everyone’s time to understand just what a…

Sorry Excuse for a Human Being that Ken Starr Really Is

…and why we here at Coaches Hot Seat are not surprised at all that Baylor University….in our opinion mind you..has become a dangerous place for young women to be attending school….that is if they and their parents care about their safety and security.

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Let’s go back to the 1990s and remind everyone how Ken Starr made a name for himself and with his actions plunged the American Republic into a tailspin that it’s still spinning downwards from with no end in sight for the….

Complete Damn Idiocy that is Washington DC…”Our”…or rather “We the People’s” Capital!

Ken Starr is another in a long line of Republican “leaders” who was of age in to serve in the US Military the late 1960s…think George W Bush, Mitt Romney, Donald Trump and of course Bill Clinton in Democratic Party…but found a way to get his precious ass out of Vietnam draft (Starr had psoriasis!) and then found his way to Washington DC during the Reagan Administration in the 1980s becoming a member of the US Court of Appeals in 1983 after being nominated by President Reagan. Starr then for some reason left the US Federal bench and became the Solicitor General, the lawyer that argues before the US Supreme Court for the US Gov’t, under George H W Bush, and of course was later named as head of the Whitewater investigation in 1994 looking into a shady real estate deal and a sexual harassment case involving then President Bill Clinton.

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Now, let us say this up-front, Bill and Hillary Clinton are…

Two of the Shadiest Damn People to hold elective office in the history of the American Republic

…and we have no doubt that there is all kinds of nefarious Horseshit in both their backgrounds that disqualifies them from holding high elective office in America, but in the 1990s there were a Helluva lot of people in the Republican Pary…including Ken Starr in our opinion…that were willing to do anything to take down Bill Clinton, and Ken Starr on some of the most Bullshit trumped-up charges in US history almost did just that with his Damn Idiocy.

What was it exactly that got the President Bill Clinton impeached by the US House and tried before the US Senate exactly you ask with Ken Starr as the lead investigator causing the whole Damn mess as head of the Whitewater investigation?

It’s all rather Simple and Stupid really….but a quick recap:

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Linda Tripp, a friend of Monica Lewinsky and also a co-worker with Lewinsky at the Defense Department, taped conversations between her and Lewinsky which included Monica talking about a sexual relationship she had with then President Bill Clinton, and Linda Tripp then delivered those tapes to Ken Starr head of the Whitewater investigation looking into Clinton. Why did Linda Tripp tape her personal conversations with Monica Lewinsky and then deliver those tapes to Ken Starr who was investigating Bill Clinton? Our opinion…Linda Tripp was just another Total Moron whose pitiful life on this Earth revolved around taking down people in the opposing political party which is MOST of Washington DC today and if you are thinking….

Washington DC is full of LOTS of Sorry Excuses for Human Beings

….you would be right!

What did Ken Starr do with those tapes when he was basically at a dead end looking into Bill Clinton on the Whitewater real estate deal after learning that Clinton was having a sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky?

Well, a normal adult would have said something like…

“Why in the Hell would I give a Damn about Horn Dog Bill Clinton having a consensual affair with a young ADULT woman in the White House?”

….BUT Ken Starr took Linda Tripp’s information on the Clinton + Lewinsky affair and set-up what we called then a “perjury trap” with Clinton being called to a question and answer session with Clinton being asked about he having “sexual relations” with Lewinsky. In that Q&A session Bill Clinton did of course lie about his affair with Lewinsky which most men would have done and that led to Clinton being charged with obstruction of justice and perjury and Ken Starr referring the case to the US Congress to impeach and convict the President of the United States for…

Lying about having sexual relations with a woman!

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Yes…Bill Clinton is one of the Biggest Horn Dogs to EVER live on Planet Earth, but the entire Monica Lewinsky case and Ken Starr’s involvement in referring Clinton’s lies to the US Congress for impeachment and conviction is our opinion….

A Stupid Move comparable to the Complete and Total Damn Idiocy of the 2003 Iraq War instigated by Trust Fund Boy and Draft Dodger George W Bush and BOTH incidents are to us here at Coaches Hot Seat as folks that worked for Ronald Reagan in the early 1980s in Washington DC…

A Total Damn Embarrassment that did Great Damage to the Republican Party

….and are two pieces of Total Idiocy that have led America down a very bad path over the last couple of decades which now has the GOP nominating for President…

Yet another Trust Fund Boy Draft Dodger in Donald Trump!

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OK….you should understand by now that we here at Coaches Hot Seat think that…

Ken Starr is a Complete Freaking Idiot

…who has done Great Damage to the American Republic during his pitiful life on this Earth and of course we wouldn’t hire Ken Starr to Shovel Shit in West Texas, and that brings us to the news on Tuesday that Ken Starr was to be fired from his job as president of Baylor University which the Houston Chronicle ably summarize in an editorial this morning:

Baylor’s Fumble, A sex scandal at the largest Southern Baptist university in the world reflects loss of focus, Houston Chronicle

YES…that’s right…Baylor University is the…

Largest Southern Baptist University in the World

…and yet right now in our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat:

Baylor University because of an out-of-control Baylor Football Program Poses A Clear and Present Danger to ANY Woman That Lives with 500 Miles of Waco, Texas

….in our humble opinion of course.

Considering the below for a moment which is the Baylor University Mission Statement:

“The mission of Baylor University is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.”

Really? Not quite Ken Starr and Baylor head football coach Art Briles who in our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat…

Art Briles does NOT Give A Damn About ANYTHING beyond winning football games…PERIOD!

…and that is a Helluva problem for not only the students, alumni, and fans of Baylor football but even more importantly to ANY woman that finds herself in and around the Waco, Texas area, and might come into contact with a member of the Baylor University football team which according to another part of the Baylor Mission Statement supposed to be following this creed:

“Baylor is founded on the belief that God’s nature is made known through both revealed and discovered truth. Thus, the University derives its understanding of God, humanity and nature from many sources: the person and work of Jesus Christ, the biblical record, and Christian history and tradition, as well as scholarly and artistic endeavors. In its service to the Church, Baylor’s pursuit of knowledge is strengthened by the conviction that truth has its ultimate source in God and by a Baptist heritage that champions religious liberty and freedom of conscience. Without imposing religious conformity, Baylor expects the members of its community to support its mission. Affirming the value of intellectually informed faith and religiously informed education, the University seeks to provide an environment that fosters spiritual maturity, strength of character and moral virtue.”

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Please….just as Abraham Lincoln said during the Lincoln – Douglas debates of 1858 that…paraphrased….

“If America is going to tolerate into perpetuity a nation divided between half slave and half free then the very words of the Declaration of Independence declaring that All Men Are Created Equal should be struck from the record.”

…the above words in the Mission Statement at Baylor should be removed TODAY if Ken Starr and Art Briles are going to remain employed at Baylor University….PERIOD!

That is our opinion as Americans that unlike Ken Starr and Art Briles didn’t miss military service and who for Damn Sure haven’t gone around during our lives telling people about our “faith”…

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…and then turn around in our opinion not only be Complete and Total Hypocrites but a Damn Embarrassment to themselves and Baylor University as well!

We have called for the firing of less than 5 college football head coaches in the 9 college football seasons that Coaches Hot Seat has been existence, but Art Briles is in our opinion….

Running A Rogue and Out-of-Control Football Program at Baylor University

…and it will be the trustees, alumni, faculty, and students of Baylor that will ultimately be held responsible for what has gone on at Baylor in recent years and into the future if Art Briles is allowed to remain the head football coach at Baylor and with that in mind how could anyone connected Baylor sleep at night with Ken Starr and Art Briles still in leadership positions at the school?

We have No Damn Clue to the answer to the above question.

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Memo to Baylor University: If you are going to keep Ken Starr and Art Briles employed at Baylor University you better Damn strike down your Mission Statement because it is no longer applicable and is a only a cruel joke to the women that have been attacked and might be attacked in the future by the predators on Art Briles Baylor football team.

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - Henry Ford

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“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”

And

“Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.”

And

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

And

“Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.”

And

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”

And

“I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.”

And

“I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night.”

And

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”

And

“If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.”

And

“Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.”

And

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”

And

“The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.”

And

“There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.”

And

“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.”

And

“What’s right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity – intellect and resources – to do some thing about them.”

And

“Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.”

And

“You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others, who think that the world owes them a living. They don’t seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together.”

And

“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.”

And

“If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.”

And

“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.”

And

“I don’t know whether Napoleon did or did not try to get across there and I don’t care. I don’t know much about history, and I wouldn’t give a nickel for all the history in the world. It means nothing to me. History is more or less bunk. It’s tradition. We don’t want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker’s damn is the history we make today.”

And

“An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.”

And

“I will build a car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. But it will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one — and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure in God’s great open spaces.”

And

“The average man won’t really do a day’s work unless he is caught and cannot get out of it. There is plenty of work to do if people would do it.”

And

“A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.”

And

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”

And

“It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages.”

And

“Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.”

And

“A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.”

Wikipedia Page: Henry Ford

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - Eddie Robinson

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“Coaching is a profession of love. You can’t coach people unless you love them.”

And

“My players can wear their hair as long as they want and dress any way they want. That is, if they can afford to pay their own tuition, meals and board.”

And

“People talk about the record I’ve compiled at Grambling, but the real record is the fact that for over 50 years I’ve had one job and one wife. I don’t believe anybody can out-American me.”

And

“I’ve learned more about what the players meant to me and what they meant to the game. I never won a game – they did. You learn from every player because they’re not the same.”

And

“Everything I’ve done, I think I dreamed of it first.”

And

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”

And

“Coach each boy as if he were your own son”

And

“Leadership, like coaching, is fighting for the hearts and souls of men and getting them to believe in you”

And

“They call me the greatest. I know that the greatest football coach who ever stepped on the field is Coach Eddie Robinson. I have admired what he has done in turning boys into men. He is a credit to his sport as well as a credit to humanity.” Muhammad Ali

And

“First time I met Eddie was around 1968 up at Uniontown, Pa. I was an assistant coach at West Virginia, and he was the head coach at Grambling and very successful. He came up there and spoke at a banquet. I heard him speak, and he’s the kind of guy that you get close to immediately. … He was a people’s person. You can’t help but like him … I doubt if there is a coach in the United States that people have more respect for — and loved — than for Eddie Robinson.” Bobby Bowden

Eddie G. Robinson Museum

Wikipedia: Eddie Robinson

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Monday, May 23, 2016 - Milton Friedman

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“A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.”

And

“And what does reward virtue? You think the communist commissar rewards virtue? You think a Hitler rewards virtue? You think, excuse me, if you’ll pardon me, American presidents reward virtue? Do they choose their appointees on the basis of the virtue of the people appointed or on the basis of their political clout?”

And

“Columbus did not seek a new route to the Indies in response to a majority directive.”

And

“Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.”

And

“Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence.”

And

“Governments never learn. Only people learn.”

And

“Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.”

And

“History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition.”

And

“I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it’s possible.”

And

“If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.”

And

“Inflation is taxation without legislation.”

And

“Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.”

And

“Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.”

And

“Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another.”

And

“Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.”

And

“One man’s opportunism is another man’s statesmanship.”

And

“Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.”

And

“So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system.”

And

“The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.”

And

“The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy.”

And

“The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.”

And

“The only way that has ever been discovered to have a lot of people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free market. And that’s why it’s so essential to preserving individual freedom.”

And

“The power to do good is also the power to do harm.”

And

“The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn’t construct his theory under order from a, from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn’t revolutionize the automobile industry that way.”

And

“There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”

And

“Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.”

And

“We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.”

And

“Well first of all, tell me, is there some society you know of that doesn’t run on greed? You think Russia doesn’t run on greed? You think China doesn’t run on greed? What is greed?”

And

“When everybody owns something, nobody owns it, and nobody has a direct interest in maintaining or improving its condition. That is why buildings in the Soviet Union — like public housing in the United States — look decrepit within a year or two of their construction…”

And

“When the United States was formed in 1776, it took 19 people on the farm to produce enough food for 20 people. So most of the people had to spend their time and efforts on growing food. Today, it’s down to 1% or 2% to produce that food. Now just consider the vast amount of supposed unemployment that was produced by that. But there wasn’t really any unemployment produced. What happened was that people who had formerly been tied up working in agriculture were freed by technological developments and improvements to do something else. That enabled us to have a better standard of living and a more extensive range of products.”

And

“Nobody spends somebody else’s money as carefully as he spends his own. Nobody uses somebody else’s resources as carefully as he uses his own. So if you want efficiency and effectiveness, if you want knowledge to be properly utilized, you have to do it through the means of private property.”

And

“Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon in the sense that it is and can be produced only by a more rapid increase in the quantity of money than in output. … A steady rate of monetary growth at a moderate level can provide a framework under which a country can have little inflation and much growth. It will not produce perfect stability; it will not produce heaven on earth; but it can make an important contribution to a stable economic society.”

And

“One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.”

And

“Society doesn’t have values. People have values.”

And

“A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.”

And

“The stock of money, prices and output was decidedly more unstable after the establishment of the Reserve System than before. The most dramatic period of instability in output was, of course, the period between the two wars, which includes the severe (monetary) contractions of 1920-1, 1929-33, and 1937-8. No other 20 year period in American history contains as many as three such severe contractions.

This evidence persuades me that at least a third of the price rise during and just after World War I is attributable to the establishment of the Federal Reserve System… and that the severity of each of the major contractions — 1920-1, 1929-33 and 1937-8 is directly attributable to acts of commission and omission by the Reserve authorities…

Any system which gives so much power and so much discretion to a few men, [so] that mistakes — excusable or not — can have such far reaching effects, is a bad system. It is a bad system to believers in freedom just because it gives a few men such power without any effective check by the body politic — this is the key political argument against an independent central bank.

To paraphrase Clemenceau, money is much too serious a matter to be left to the central bankers.”

And

The Federal Reserve definitely caused the Great Depression by contracting the amount of money in circulation by one-third from 1929 to 1933

And

“There are four ways in which you can spend money. You can spend your own money on yourself. When you do that, why then you really watch out what you’re doing, and you try to get the most for your money. Then you can spend your own money on somebody else. For example, I buy a birthday present for someone. Well, then I’m not so careful about the content of the present, but I’m very careful about the cost. Then, I can spend somebody else’s money on myself. And if I spend somebody else’s money on myself, then I’m sure going to have a good lunch! Finally, I can spend somebody else’s money on somebody else. And if I spend somebody else’s money on somebody else, I’m not concerned about how much it is, and I’m not concerned about what I get. And that’s government. And that’s close to 40% of our national income.”

And

“The free man will ask neither what his country can do for him nor what he can do for his country. He will ask rather “What can I and my compatriots do through government” to help us discharge our individual responsibilities, to achieve our several goals and purposes, and above all, to protect our freedom? And he will accompany this question with another: How can we keep the government we create from becoming a Frankenstein that will destroy the very freedom we establish it to protect? Freedom is a rare and delicate plant. Our minds tell us, and history confirms, that the great threat to freedom is the concentration of power. Government is necessary to preserve our freedom, it is an instrument through which we can exercise our freedom; yet by concentrating power in political hands, it is also a threat to freedom. Even though the men who wield this power initially be of good will and even though they be not corrupted by the power they exercise, the power will both attract and form men of a different stamp.”

And

“Because we live in a largely free society, we tend to forget how limited is the span of time and the part of the globe for which there has ever been anything like political freedom: the typical state of mankind is tyranny, servitude, and misery. The nineteenth century and early twentieth century in the Western world stand out as striking exceptions to the general trend of historical development. Political freedom in this instance clearly came along with the free market and the development of capitalist institutions. So also did political freedom in the golden age of Greece and in the early days of the Roman era.

History suggests only that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition.”

And

“Political freedom means the absence of coercion of a man by his fellow men. The fundamental threat to freedom is power to coerce, be it in the hands of a monarch, a dictator, an oligarchy, or a momentary majority. The preservation of freedom requires the elimination of such concentration of power to the fullest possible extent and the dispersal and distribution of whatever power cannot be eliminated — a system of checks and balances.”

And

“The key insight of Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations is misleadingly simple: if an exchange between two parties is voluntary, it will not take place unless both believe they will benefit from it. Most economic fallacies derive from the neglect of this simple insight, from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another.”

Wikipedia: Milton Friedman

In Praise of Milton Friedman, John Blundell, Daily Telegraph

The Man Who Saved Capitalism, Stephen Moore, Wall Street Journal

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Sunday, May 22, 2016 - Ernie Banks

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“It’s a beautiful day for a ball game…. Let’s play two!”

And

“But it all comes down to friendship, treating people right.”

And

“I learned from Mr. Wrigley, early in my career, that loyalty wins and it creates friendships. I saw it work for him in his business.”

And

“It’s a kind of philosophy of my own life, to create the energy enough to keep on going.”

And

“Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I’ve ever thought I’d have.”

And

“Mr. Wrigley believed in this: Put all your eggs in one basket and watch the basket. They don’t do that today. This is the old-fashioned way I’m talking about. He carried it on to his business. Do one thing and stay with it.”

And

“The riches of the game are in the thrills, not the money.”

Wikipedia Page: Ernie Banks

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Saturday, May 21, 2016 - Frank Leahy

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“Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.”

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“Give me a lead of 14-0 at halftime and I will dictate the final score.”

And

“There are no shortcuts in life – only those we imagine.”

And

“When the going gets tough, let the tough get going.”

And

“A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.”

And

“Lads, you’re not to miss practice unless your parents died or you died.”

Wikipedia: Frank Leahy

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Friday, May 20, 2016 - Woody Hayes

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“I’ve had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven’t run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can’t outwork you, then smarts aren’t going to do them much good. That’s just the way it is. And if you believe that and live by it, you’d be surprised at how much fun you can have.”

And

“Without winners, there wouldn’t even be any civilization.”

And

“There’s nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you.”

And

“The height of human desire is what wins, whether it’s on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium.”

And

“I’m not coming here looking for security. I came here for the opportunity.” Upon accepting Ohio State head coaching job

And

“Paralyze resistance with persistence.”

And

“I don’t live in the past. I’m a student of the past, and I try to learn from the past, although some people will say, ‘You haven’t done a very good job of it.’ But for me to live in the past? Hell, no.'”

And

“A man is always better than he thinks.”

And

“I can accept failure, but I can’t accept not trying.”

And

“The time you give a man something he doesn’t earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”

And

“Success – it ‘s what you do with what you’ve got.”

And

“Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their players heads and motivate them.”

And

“I’m not trying to win a popularity poll. I’m trying to win football games. I don’t like nice people. I like tough, honest people.”

And

“I don’t apologize for anything. When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there. I just despise to lose, and that has taken a man of mediocre ability and made a pretty good coach out of him.”

And

“Just remember one thing. I can do your job, but you can’t do mine.” – to an OSU professor

And

“I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose.”

Wikipedia: Woody Hayes

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Thursday, May 19, 2016 - Knute Rockne

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“A coach’s greatest asset is his sense of responsibility – the reliance placed on him by his players.”

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“Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.”

And

“Drink the first. Sip the second slowly. Skip the third.”

And

“Four years of football are calculated to breed in the average man more of the ingredients of success in life than almost any academic course he takes.”

And

“It isn’t necessary to see a good tackle. You can hear it.”

And

“The essence of football is blocking, tackling, and execution based on timing, rhythm and deception.”

And

“The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven.”

And

“We count on winning. And if we lose, don’t beef. And the best way to prevent beefing is – don’t lose.”

And

“Show me a good and gracious loser and I’ll show you a failure.”

And

“One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than fifty preaching it.”

And

“The best thing I ever learned in life was that things have to be worked for. A lot of people seem to think there is some sort of magic in making a winning football team. There isn’t, but there’s plenty of work.”

And

“I’ve found that prayers work best when you have big players.”

And

“Win or lose, do it fairly.”

And

“Football is a game played with arms, legs and shoulders but mostly from the neck up”

And

“No star playing, just football.”

And

“Tell the public about the boys. They’re the ones that do the work and they should get the credit. The people are interested in them, not me.”

And

“Most men, when they think they are thinking, are merely rearranging their prejudices.”

And

“Let’s win one for the Gipper.”

Wikipedia: Knute Rockne

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - Paul "Bear" Bryant

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“Mama wanted me to be a preacher. I told her coachin’ and preachin’ were a lot alike.”

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“But it’s still a coach’s game. Make no mistake. You start at the top. If you don’t have a good one at the top, you don’t have a cut dog’s chance. If you do, the rest falls into place. You have to have good assistants, and a lot of things, but first you have to have the chairman of the board.”

And

“If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it. That’s all it takes to get people to win football games for you.”

And

“I think the most important thing of all for any team is a winning attitude. The coaches must have it. The players must have it. The student body must have it. If you have dedicated players who believe in themselves, you don’t need a lot of talent.”

And

“The idea of molding men means a lot to me.”

And

“You must learn how to hold a team together. You must lift some men up, calm others down, until finally they’ve got one heartbeat. Then you’ve got yourself a team.”

And

“If wanting to win is a fault, as some of my critics seem to insist, then I plead guilty. I like to win. I know no other way. It’s in my blood.”

And

“Get the winners into the game.”

And

“The old lessons (work, self-discipline, sacrifice, teamwork, fighting to achieve) aren’t being taught by many people other than football coaches these days. The football coach has a captive audience and can teach these lessons because the communication lines between himself and his players are more wide open than between kids and parents. We better teach these lessons or else the country’s future population will be made up of a majority of crooks, drug addicts, or people on relief.”

And

“Sacrifice. Work. Self-discipline. I teach these things, and my boys don’t forget them when they leave.”

And

“It’s not the will to win that matters – everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.”

And

“I’ll never give up on a player regardless of his ability as long as he never gives up on himself. In time he will develop.”

And

“Set goals – high goals for you and your organization. When your organization has a goal to shoot for, you create teamwork, people working for a common good.”

And

“Don’t talk too much. Don’t pop off. Don’t talk after the game until you cool off.”

And

“You have to learn what makes this or that Sammy run. For one it’s a pat on the back, for another it’s eating him out, for still another it’s a fatherly talk, or something else. You’re a fool if you think as I did as a young coach, that you can treat them all alike.”

And

“If a man is a quitter, I’d rather find out in practice than in a game. I ask for all a player has so I’ll know later what I can expect.”

And

“Find your own picture, your own self in anything that goes bad. It’s awfully easy to mouth off at your staff or chew out players, but if it’s bad, and you’re the head coach, you’re responsible. If we have an intercepted pass, I threw it. I’m the head coach. If we get a punt blocked, I caused it. A bad practice, a bad game, it’s up to the head coach to assume his responsibility.”

And

“It’s awfully important to win with humility. It’s also important to lose with humility. I hate to lose worse than anyone, but if you never lose you won’t know how to act. If you lose with humility, then you can come back.”

And

“Losing doesn’t make me want to quit. It makes me want to fight that much harder.”

And

“The biggest mistake coaches make is taking borderline cases and trying to save them. I’m not talking about grades now, I’m talking about character. I want to know before a boy enrolls about his home life, and what his parents want him to be.”

And

“What are you doing here? Tell me why you are here. If you are not here to win a national championship, you’re in the wrong place. You boys are special. I don’t want my players to be like other students. I want special people. You can learn a lot on the football field that isn’t taught in the home, the church, or the classroom. There are going to be days when you think you’ve got no more to give and then you’re going to give plenty more. You are going to have pride and class. You are going to be very special. You are going to win the national championship for Alabama.”

And

“I’m no innovator. If anything I’m a stealer, or borrower. I’ve stolen or borrowed from more people than you can shake a stick at.”

And

“There is no sin in not liking to play; it’s a mistake for a boy to be there if he doesn’t want to.”

And

“I’m no miracle man. I guarantee nothing but hard work.”

And

“Don’t overwork your squad. If you’re going to make a mistake, under-work them.”

And

“Be aware of “yes” men. Generally, they are losers. Surround yourself with winners. Never forget – people win.”

And

“If there is one thing that has helped me as a coach, it’s my ability to recognize winners, or good people who can become winners by paying the price.”

And

“You take those little rascals, talk to them good, pat them on the back, let them think they are good, and they will go out and beat the biguns.”

And

“If you whoop and holler all the time, the players just get used to it.”

And

“I know what it takes to win. If I can sell them on what it takes to win, then we are not going to lose too many football games.”

And

“If you want to coach you have three rules to follow to win. One, surround yourself with people who can’t live without football. I’ve had a lot of them. Two, be able to recognize winners. They come in all forms. And, three, have a plan for everything. A plan for practice, a plan for the game. A plan for being ahead, and a plan for being behind 20-0 at half, with your quarterback hurt and the phones dead, with it raining cats and dogs and no rain gear because the equipment man left it at home.”

And

“My approach to the game has been the same at all the places I’ve been. Vanilla. The sure way. That means, first of all, to win physically. If you got eleven on a field, and they beat the other eleven physically, they’ll win. They will start forcing mistakes. They’ll win in the fourth quarter.”

And

“Little things make the difference. Everyone is well prepared in the big things, but only the winners perfect the little things.”

And

“Scout yourself. Have a buddy who coaches scout you.”

And

“The first time you quit, it’s hard. The second time, it gets easier. The third time, you don’t even have to think about it.”

And

“But there’s one thing about quitters you have to guard against – they are contagious. If one boy goes, the chances are he’ll take somebody with him, and you don’t want that. So when they would start acting that way, I used to pack them up and get them out, or embarrass them, or do something to turn them around.”

And

“There’s a lot of blood, sweat, and guts between dreams and success.”

And

“People who are in it for their own good are individualists. They don’t share the same heartbeat that makes a team so great. A great unit, whether it be football or any organization, shares the same heartbeat.”

And

“I told them my system was based on the “ant plan,” that I’d gotten the idea watching a colony of ants in Africa during the war. A whole bunch of ants working toward a common goal.”

And

“We can’t have two standards, one set for the dedicated young men who want to do something ambitious and one set for those who don’t.”

And

“I honestly believe that if you are willing to out-condition the opponent, have confidence in your ability, be more aggressive than your opponent and have a genuine desire for team victory, you will become the national champions. If you have all the above, you will acquire confidence and poise, and you will have those intangibles that win the close ones.”

And

“If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride – and never quit – you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.”

And

“Don’t ever give up on ability. Don’t give up on a player who has it.”

And

“A good, quick, small team can beat a big, slow team any time.”

And

“I have always tried to teach my players to be fighters. When I say that, I don’t mean put up your dukes and get in a fistfight over something. I’m talking about facing adversity in your life. There is not a person alive who isn’t going to have some awfully bad days in their lives. I tell my players that what I mean by fighting is when your house burns down, and your wife runs off with the drummer, and you’ve lost your job and all the odds are against you. What are you going to do? Most people just lay down and quit. Well, I want my people to fight back.”

And

“If they don’t have a winning attitude, I don’t want them.”

And

“I have tried to teach them to show class, to have pride, and to display character. I think football, winning games, takes care of itself if you do that.”

And

“I always want my players to show class, knock’em down, pat on the back, and run back to the huddle.”

And

“I tell young players who want to be coaches, who think they can put up with all the headaches and heartaches, can you live without it? If you can live without it, don’t get in it.”

Wikipedia: Paul “Bear” Bryant

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We Got The Flat-Ass Skinny on Les Miles Status at LSU When We Were in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida for The Players Championship Last Week From A Buddy of Ours From Baton Rouge and We Have Some News For Les Miles —> Either Win BIG Son Or You Are DONE Down on the Bayou!

We here at Coaches Hot Seat waited until The Players Championship which many of us attended this past week in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida to write about Les Miles in 2016 because we knew that one of our good buddies from Baton Rouge would be joining us at the beach and that we would get the…

Flat-Ass Skinny on Les Miles Status at LSU

….and as they say in the Bayou…

That Is Exactly Damn What We Got!

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A Helluva lot has been written about Les Miles near dismissal as the head football coach at LSU last November, but let’s cut through the Bullshit and get the following down on the barrelhead:

If the state of Louisiana have had a pot to piss in Les Miles would have lost his job last November…PERIOD!

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In the end it was the FACT that the state of Louisiana was flat-broke last November that save Les Miles Precious Ass and with thousands of folks in Louisiana hurting it would have looked very Damn bad to have sent Les Miles packing with a $18 Million Dollar buyout and there you have why Les Miles is still the head coach at LSU today.

As for the reasons why Les Miles should have been fired last November let’s go Joe Friday and give you a Helluva good reason why Les Miles is very Damn lucky to have a head coaching job in Baton Rouge today:

Since LSU lost to Alabama in the 2011 – 2012 Bogus BCS National Championship Game in New Orleans which encompasses the last FOUR college football seasons Les Miles has put up records of…

Overall:  37 – 14

SEC:  20 – 12

OK…those aren’t bad Overall and SEC Win/Loss records over the past FOUR seasons for Les Miles at LSU…BUT….let’s go Joe Friday again and say this time…

Just The Facts Ma’am

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….because we are talking about LSU Football here where Bozo the Clown could recruit Top 10 Recruiting Classes each year and where Les Miles has averaged over the last EIGHT seasons signing the…

No. 7 Recruiting Class in American according to Rivals.com

Oh….but if you are landing Top 10 Recruiting Classes on a regular basis…as Les Miles has done at LSU…one would think that your Win/Loss records against teams with .500 or better records would be pretty Damn good…right?

RIGHT…but NOT for Les Miles folks!

Let’s bring Joe Friday in with the FACTS and as they say on the Bayou…these FACTS are not pretty!

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In the last FOUR seasons Les Miles LSU Football Teams have played….

34 Games against FBS teams with .500 or better records and Les Miles’ record in those 34 games is…

19 – 15  (.559)

In the last FOUR seasons Les Miles LSU Football Teams have played…

29 Games in the SEC against teams with .500 or better records and Les Miles’ record in those 29 games is…

16 – 13  (.552)

Oh…that’s bad enough if not outright Very Damn Embarrassing for LSU Football….BUT….did we mention that Les Miles LSU Football Teams have lost…

FIVE straight games to Nick Saban and Alabama?

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So here is what you have on your hands now fans of LSU football….

You have a head coach in Les Miles that not only has lost FIVE straight games to Nick Saban and Alabama but you have a head coach in Les Miles that is making over $4 Million Dollars A Year posting winning percentages against teams with .500 or better records of…

Overall against .500 or better teams = .559

SEC against .500 or better teams = .552

Uhhh…got that is A Damn Joke Les Miles and by all rights your Ass Should Have Been Run Out of Baton Rouge and WOULD have been run out of Baton Rouge last November if…

The State of Louisiana had not been Dead Damn Broke!

Now let’s get back to the….

Flat-Ass Skinny on Les Miles Status at LSU

…that our buddy from Baton Rouge gave us in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida this past week which is…

“Les Miles HAS TO beat Alabama and win the SEC West in 2016 or he will not be employed at LSU in early December.”

Well Hell…that’s about as….

Flat-Ass Skinny on Les Miles Status at LSU

…that one can get and with that mind let’s go to LSU’s 2016 Football Schedule to see if Les Miles is indeed looking at his last season down on the Bayou:

Wisconsin – Lambeau Field
Jacksonville State
Mississippi State
At Auburn
Missouri
At Florida
Southern Miss
Ole Miss
Alabama
At Arkansas
South Alabama
At Texas A&M

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Well…Bozo the Clown or any Coonass in Louisiana…a term that Nick Saban knows well…could win…

4 Games coaching LSU in 2016

….but the question is how many games will Les Miles win in 2016 or rather the question is can Les Miles and his LSU Football Team BEAT Alabama and win the SEC West Division to save Les Miles job?

Not A Damn Chance in Hell….in our humble opinion!

How many games will Les Miles win in 2016….in our humble opinion?

7..maybe 8 Wins…for Les Miles and his LSU Football Team in 2016

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And if that happens as the Great Dandy Don Meredith used to say…or rather sing….

Turn Out the Lights on Les Miles Ass on the Bayou!

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - B. B. King

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“Jazz is the big brother of the blues. If a guy’s playing blues like we play, he’s in high school. When he starts playing jazz it’s like going on to college, to a school of higher learning.”

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“When people treat you mean, you dislike them for that, but not because of their person, who they are. I was born and raised in a segregated society, but when I left there, I had nobody I disliked other than the people that’d mistreated me, and that only lasted for as long as they were mistreating me.”

And

“I don’t have a favorite song that I’ve written. But I do have a favorite song: ‘Always on My Mind,’ the Willie Nelson version. If I could sing it like he do, I would sing it every night. I like the story it tells.”

And

“I don’t care for the music when they’re talking bad about women because I think women are God’s greatest gift to the planet – I just like music.”

And

“I was born on a plantation, and things weren’t so good. We didn’t have any money. I never thought of the word ‘poor’ ’til I got to be a man, but when you live in a house that you can always peek out of and see what kind of day it is, you’re not doing so well. And your rest room is not inside the house.”

And

“I’ve said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed.”

And

“Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but no one wants to die to get there!”

And

“My mother was a very beautiful lady, I thought. She was very good to me. I guess – she died when I was nine and a half, but if she had lived, I probably wouldn’t be trying to play guitar. She wanted me to be known, but as something else. Not a guitar player.”

And

“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.”

And

“I liked blues from the time my mother used to take me to church. I started to listen to gospel music, so I liked that. But I had an aunt at that time, my mother’s aunt who bought records by people like Lonnie Johnson, Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and a few others.”

And

“I don’t like anybody to be angry with me. I’d rather have friends.”

And

“We all have idols. Play like anyone you care about but try to be yourself while you’re doing so.”

And

“When I do eventually drop, I pray to God that it’ll happen in one of three ways. Firstly, on stage or leaving the stage, then secondly in my sleep. And the third way? You’ll have to figure that out for yourself!”

And

“I never use that word, retire.”

And

“There are so many sounds I still want to make, so many things I haven’t yet done.”

And

“Growing up, I was taught that a man has to defend his family. When the wolf is trying to get in, you gotta stand in the doorway.”

And

“The blues was bleeding the same blood as me.”

And

“It seems like I always had to work harder than other people. Those nights when everybody else is asleep, and you sit in your room trying to play scales.”

And

“The blues was like that problem child that you may have had in the family. You was a little bit ashamed to let anybody see him, but you loved him. You just didn’t know how other people would take it.”

And

“I think of guitar players in terms of doctors: you have the doctor for your heart, the cardiologist, then one that works on your feet, your leg. But I believe George Benson is the one that plays all over. To me, he would be the M.D. of them all.”

And

“When you don’t have much money, you worry that they’ll just put you in the ground someplace and your loved ones won’t know where you are.”

And

“As for my band, well, my mentors were Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Jimmie Lunceford, and no one had a band more smartly dressed than Duke.”

And

“I would sit on the street corners in my hometown of Indianola, Mississippi, and I would play. And, generally, I would start playing gospel songs.”

And

“I call myself a blues singer, but you ain’t never heard me call myself a blues guitar man.”

And

“If there was no ladies, I wouldn’t wanna be on the planet. Ladies, friends, and music – without those three, I wouldn’t wanna be here.”

And

“Everything I record, I just try to sound like me and come up with songs that suit what I do, and then just go for it.”

And

“If you can’t get your songs to people one way, you have to find another.”

And

“I don’t try to just be a blues singer – I try to be an entertainer. That has kept me going.”

And

“What don’t I want to learn? I have how-to books, history, nature. Ain’t nobody here saying, ‘You’d better learn this.’ But I still think I’ve got a head on my shoulders, and it pleases me.”

And

“If you want to be a good blues singer, people are going to be down on you, so dress like you’re going to the bank to borrow money.”

And

“I guess you can look at me, and tell I’m the old man. My name is BB King.”

And

“I never wanted to be like other blues singers. I might like hearing them play, but I’ve never wanted to be anyone other than myself. There are a few people that I’ve wished I could play like, but when I tried, it didn’t work.”

Wikipedia: B. B. King

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Monday, May 16, 2016 - Johnny Cash

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“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”

And

“I wear black because I’m comfortable in it. But then in the summertime when it’s hot I’m comfortable in light blue.”

And

“God’s the final judge for Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash too. That’s solely in the hands of God.”

And

“I read novels but I also read the Bible. And study it, you know? And the more I learn, the more excited I get.”

And

“Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money.”

And

“How well I have learned that there is no fence to sit on between heaven and hell. There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm, and in that chasm is no place for any man.”

And

“People call me wild. Not really though, I’m not. I guess I’ve never been normal, not what you call Establishment. I’m country.”

And

“I am not a Christian artist, I am an artist who is a Christian.”

And

“Sometimes I am two people. Johnny is the nice one. Cash causes all the trouble. They fight.”

And

“The things that have always been important: to be a good man, to try to live my life the way God would have me, to turn it over to Him that His will might be worked in my life, to do my work without looking back, to give it all I’ve got, and to take pride in my work as an honest performer.”

And

“My father was a man of love. He always loved me to death. He worked hard in the fields, but my father never hit me. Never. I don’t ever remember a really cross, unkind word from my father.”

And

“I love to go to the studio and stay there 10 or 12 hours a day. I love it. What is it? I don’t know. It’s life.”

And

“Of emotions, of love, of breakup, of love and hate and death and dying, mama, apple pie, and the whole thing. It covers a lot of territory, country music does.”

And

“You’ve got to know your limitations. I don’t know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren’t too many limitations, if I did it my way.”

And

“You’ve got a song you’re singing from your gut, you want that audience to feel it in their gut. And you’ve got to make them think that you’re one of them sitting out there with them too. They’ve got to be able to relate to what you’re doing.”

And

“That was the big thing when I was growing up, singing on the radio. The extent of my dream was to sing on the radio station in Memphis. Even when I got out of the Air Force in 1954, I came right back to Memphis and started knocking on doors at the radio station.”

And

“You can ask the people around me. I don’t give up. I don’t give up… and it’s not out of frustration and desperation that I say I don’t give up. I don’t give up because I don’t give up. I don’t believe in it.”

And

“Be thankful for the time you have.”

And

“Johnny Cash is a two-word answer for why it’s still good to be an American.” Rosanne Cash on her father Johnny Cash

Wikipedia: Johnny Cash

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Sunday, May 15, 2016 - Tom Wolfe

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“The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.”

And

“The surest cure for vanity is loneliness.”

And

“Most people don’t read editorial pages. I think I must have been 40 before I even looked at an editorial page.”

And

“If a conservative is a liberal who’s been mugged, a liberal is a conservative who’s been arrested.”

And

“On Wall Street he and a few others – how many? three hundred, four hundred, five hundred? had become precisely that… Masters of the Universe.”

And

“I’m a great believer in outlines.”

And

“Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live.”

And

“I never forget. I never forgive. I can wait. I find it very easy to harbor a grudge. I have scores to settle.”

And

“God, newspapers have been making up stories forever. This kind of trifling and fooling around is not a function of the New Journalism.”

And

“American government is like a train on a track. You have the people on the left shouting; you have the people on the right. But the train’s on track. They just keep ploughing ahead.”

And

“So many people in this country have a dual loyalty. They have loyalty to America, but they also are determined to have their parade up Fifth Avenue once a year… a Cuban parade or a Puerto Rican parade – many other countries. So they really don’t forget.”

And

“To me, the great joy of writing is discovering. Most writers are told to write about what they know, but I still love the adventure of going out and reporting on things I don’t know about.”

And

“Perhaps this is our strange and haunting paradox here in America — that we are fixed and certain only when we are in movement. At any rate, that is how it seemed to young George Webber, who was never so assured of his purpose as when he was going somewhere on a train. And he never had the sense of home so much as when he felt that he was going there. It was only when he got there that his homelessness began.”

And

“This is man, who, if he can remember ten golden moments of joy and happiness out of all his years, ten moments unmarked by care, unseamed by aches or itches, has power to lift himself with his expiring breath and say: “I have lived upon this earth and known glory!”

And

“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years”

And

“A young man is so strong, so mad, so certain, and so lost. He has everything and he is able to use nothing.”

And

“We are always acting on what has just finished happening. It happened at least 1/30th of a second ago. We think we’re in the present, but we aren’t. The present we know is only a movie of the past.”

And

“America – It is a fabulous country, the only fabulous country; it is the only place where miracles not only happen, but where they happen all the time”

And

“You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.”

And

“There was a demon that lived in the air. They said whoever challenged him would die. Their controls would freeze up, their planes would buffet wildly, and they would disintegrate. The demon lived at Mach 1 on the meter, seven hundred and fifty miles an hour, where the air could no longer move out of the way. He lived behind a barrier through which they said no man could ever pass. They called it the sound barrier.”

And

“There are some people who have the quality of richness and joy in them and they communicate it to everything they touch. It is first of all a physical quality; then it is a quality of the spirit.”

And

“There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.”

And

“Chuck Yeager: Hey, Ridley
Colonel Ridley: Yeah
Chuck Yeager: You got any Beemans?
Colonel Ridley: I might have a stick
Chuck Yeager: Loan me some. I’ll pay you back later.
Colonel Ridley: Fair Enough.
Chuck Yeager: I think there’s a plane over here with my name on it.”
Colonel Ridley: Now you’re talking.”

And

“You never realize how much of your background is sewn into the lining of your clothes.”

And

“Everybody, everybody everywhere, has his own movie going, his own scenario, and everybody is acting his movie out like mad, only most people don’t know that is what they’re trapped by, their little script.”

And

“I’d rather be a lightning rod than a seismograph.”

And

“None of us are going to deny what other people are doing. If saying bullshit is somebody’s thing, then he says bullshit. If somebody is an ass-kicker, then that’s what he’s going to do on this trip, kick asses. He’s going to do it right out front and nobody is going to have anything to get pissed off about. He can just say, ‘I’m sorry I kicked you in the ass, but I’m not sorry I’m an ass-kicker. That’s what I do, I kick people in the ass.’ Everybody is going to be what they are, and whatever they are, there’s not going to be anything to apologize about. What we are, we’re going to wail with on this whole trip.”

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“[Aldous Huxley] compared the brain to a ‘reducing valve’. In ordinary perception, the senses send an overwhelming flood of information to the brain, which the brain then filters down to a trickle it can manage for the purpose of survival in a highly competitive world. Man has become so rational, so utilitarian, that the trickle becomes most pale and thin. It is efficient, for mere survival, but it screens out the most wondrous part of man’s potential experience without his even knowing it. We’re shut off from our own world.”

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“The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it. ”

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“(W)hat I write when I force myself is generally just as good as what I write when I’m feeling inspired. It’s mainly a matter of forcing yourself to write.”

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“Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later… that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like himself, a boy who grew up and had a child of his own and, as best he could, out of a sense of duty and, perhaps love, adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector, who would keep a lid on all the chaotic and catastrophic possibilities of life.”

And

“The problem with fiction, it has to be plausible. That’s not true with non-fiction.”

And

“America is a wonderful country! I mean it! No honest writer would challenge that statement! The human comedy never runs out of material! it never lets you down!”

And

“Inman was Old Atlanta, insofar as there was any Old Atlanta. Atlanta had never been a true Old Southern city like Savannah or Charleston or Richmond, where wealth had originated with the land. Atlanta was an offspring of the railroad business. It has been created from scratch barely 150 years ago, and people had been making money there on the hustle ever since. The place had already run through three names. First they called it Terminus, because that was where the railroad ended. Then they named it Marthasville, after the wife of the governor. Then they called it Atlanta, after the Western and Atlantic railroad and on the boosters’ pretext that the rail link with Savannah made it a tantamount to a port on the Atlantic Ocean itself. The Armholsters had hustled and boosted with the best of them, Charlie had to admit. Inman’s father had built up a pharmaceuticals company back at the time when that was not even a well-known industry, and Inman had turned it into a chemicals conglomerate, Armaxco. Right now he wouldn’t mind being in Inman’s shoes. Armaxco was so big, so diverse, so well established, it was cycleproof. Inman could probably go to sleep for twenty years and Armaxco would just keep chugging away, minting money. Not that Inman would want to miss a minute of it. He loved all of those board meetings too much, loved being up on the dais at all those banquets too much, loved all those tributes to Inman Armholster the great philanthropist, all those junkets to the north of Italy, the south of France, and God knew where else on Armholster’s Falcon 900, all those minions jumping every time he so much as crooked his finger. With a corporate structure like Armaxco’s beneath him, Inman could sit on that throne of his as long as he wanted or until he downed the last mouthful of lamb shanks and mint jelly God allowed him – whereas he, Charlie, was a one-man band! You had to sell the world on…..yourself! Before they could lend you all that money, they had to believe in….you! They had to think you were some kind of omnipotent, flaw-free genius. Not my corporation but Me, Myself & I! His mistake was that he had started believed it himself, hadn’t he……Why had he ever built a mixed-use development out in Cherokee County crowned with a forty-story tower and named it after himself? Croker Concourse! No other Atlanta developer had ever dared display that much ego, whether he had it or not. And now the damned thing stood there, 60 percent empty and hemorrhaging money.” A Man In Full

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Saturday, May 14, 2016 - Theodore Roosevelt

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“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”

And

“With self-discipline most anything is possible.”

And

“People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.”

And

“A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.”

And

“The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”

And

“The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.”

And

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”

And

“The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.”

And

“Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.”

And

“I don’t pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being.”

And

“The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.”

And

“Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.”

And

“When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.”

And

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the president… is morally treasonable to the American public.”

And

“The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.”

And

“Gentlemen: you have now reached the last point. If anyone of you doesn’t mean business let him say so now. An hour from now will be too late to back out. Once in, you’ve got to see it through. You’ve got to perform without flinching whatever duty is assigned you, regardless of the difficulty or the danger attending it. If it is garrison duty, you must attend to it. If it is meeting fever, you must be willing. If it is the closest kind of fighting, anxious for it. You must know how to ride, how to shoot, how to live in the open. Absolute obedience to every command is your first lesson. No matter what comes you mustn’t squeal. Think it over — all of you. If any man wishes to withdraw he will be gladly excused, for others are ready to take his place.” Address to U.S. Army recruits, 1898

And

“I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.”

And

“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”

And

“I have always been fond of the West African proverb “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”

And

“Death is always and under all circumstances a tragedy, for if it is not, then it means that life itself has become one.”

And

“The first requisite of a good citizen in this Republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight; that he shall not be a mere passenger, but shall do his share in the work that each generation of us finds ready to hand; and, furthermore, that in doing his work he shall show, not only the capacity for sturdy self-help, but also self-respecting regard for the rights of others.”

And

“Our aim is not to do away with corporations; on the contrary, these big aggregations are an inevitable development of modern industrialism, and the effort to destroy them would be futile unless accomplished in ways that would work the utmost mischief to the entire body politic. We can do nothing of good in the way of regulating and supervising these corporations until we fix clearly in our minds that we are not attacking the corporations, but endeavoring to do away with any evil in them. We are not hostile to them; we are merely determined that they shall be so handled as to subserve the public good. We draw the line against misconduct, not against wealth.”

And

“A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. More than that no man is entitled to, and less than that no man shall have.”

And

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

And

“No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man’s permission when we require him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor.”

And

“The object of government is the welfare of the people. The material progress and prosperity of a nation are desirable chiefly so far as they lead to the moral and material welfare of all good citizens.”

And

“We wish to control big business so as to secure among other things good wages for the wage-workers and reasonable prices for the consumers. Wherever in any business the prosperity of the businessman is obtained by lowering the wages of his workmen and charging an excessive price to the consumers we wish to interfere and stop such practices. We will not submit to that kind of prosperity any more than we will submit to prosperity obtained by swindling investors or getting unfair advantages over business rivals.” Speech at Progressive Party Convention, Chicago, June 17, 1912

And

“A typical vice of American politics — the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues, and the announcement of radical policies with much sound and fury, and at the same time with a cautious accompaniment of weasel phrases each of which sucks the meat out of the preceding statement.”

And

“There are plenty of decent legislators, and plenty of able legislators; but the blamelessness and the fighting edge are not always combined. Both qualities are necessary for the man who is to wage active battle against the powers that prey. He must be clean of life, so that he can laugh when his public or his private record is searched; and yet being clean of life will not avail him if he is either foolish or timid. He must walk warily and fearlessly, and while he should never brawl if he can avoid it, he must be ready to hit hard if the need arises. Let him remember, by the way, that the unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.”

And

“We stand equally against government by a plutocracy and government by a mob. There is something to be said for government by a great aristocracy which has furnished leaders to the nation in peace and war for generations; even a democrat like myself must admit this. But there is absolutely nothing to be said for government by a plutocracy, for government by men very powerful in certain lines and gifted with “the money touch,” but with ideals which in their essence are merely those of so many glorified pawnbrokers.”

And

“The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else.”

And

“A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.”

And

“In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”

And

“The United States of America has not the option as to whether it will or it will not play a great part in the world … It must play a great part. All that it can decide is whether it will play that part well or badly.”

And

“In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: Never flinch.Never foul. Hit the line hard.”

And

“We must ever bear in mind that the great end in view is righteousness, justice as between man and man, nation and nation, the chance to lead our lives on a somewhat higher level, with a broader spirit of brotherly goodwill one for another. Peace is generally good in itself, but it is never the highest good unless it comes as the handmaid of righteousness; and it becomes a very evil thing if it serves merely as a mask for cowardice and sloth, or as an instrument to further the ends of despotism or anarchy. We despise and abhor the bully, the brawler, the oppressor, whether in private or public life, but we despise no less the coward and the voluptuary. No man is worth calling a man who will not fight rather than submit to infamy or see those that are dear to him suffer wrong. No nation deserves to exist if it permits itself to lose the stern and virile virtues; and this without regard to whether the loss is due to the growth of a heartless and all-absorbing commercialism, to prolonged indulgence in luxury and soft, effortless ease, or to the deification of a warped and twisted sentimentality.” Nobel Lecture, 1910

And

“I abhor unjust war. I abhor injustice and bullying by the strong at the expense of the weak, whether among nations or individuals. I abhor violence and bloodshed. I believe that war should never be resorted to when, or so long as, it is honorably possible to avoid it. I respect all men and women who from high motives and with sanity and self-respect do all they can to avert war. I advocate preparation for war in order to avert war; and I should never advocate war unless it were the only alternative to dishonor.” An Autobiography, 1913

And

“There are many kinds of success in life worth having. It is exceedingly interesting and attractive to be a successful business man, or railroad man, or farmer, or a successful lawyer or doctor; or a writer, or a President, or a ranchman, or the colonel of a fighting regiment, or to kill grizzly bears and lions. But for unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly makes all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison. It may be true that he travels farthest who travels alone; but the goal thus reached is not worth reaching. And as for a life deliberately devoted to pleasure as an end — why, the greatest happiness is the happiness that comes as a by-product of striving to do what must be done, even though sorrow is met in the doing. There is a bit of homely philosophy, quoted by Squire Bill Widener, of Widener’s Valley, Virginia, which sums up one’s duty in life: “Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.” An Autobiography, 1913

Wikipedia: Theodore Roosevelt

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Friday, May 13, 2016 - Billy Casper

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“Golf puts a man’s character on the anvil and his richest qualities -patience, poise, restraint – to the flame.”

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“Try to think where you want to put the ball not where you don’t want it to go.”

And

“Play every shot so that the next one will be the easiest that you can give yourself.”

And

“Think ahead. Golf is a next-shot game.”

And

“He congratulated me, … and I put my arm around him and said, ‘I’m sorry.’ At a time like that, you really feel for a fellow competitor. People still focus on the total collapse of Arnie, but they don’t realize I shot 32 on the back nine to force that playoff. There were only 15 rounds under par at Olympic in ’66, and I had four of them.” Billy Casper to Arnold Palmer after Casper won the 1966 US Open at The Olympic Club

Wikipedia: Billy Casper

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Thursday, May 12, 2016 - Sam Snead

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“Correct one fault at a time. Concentrate on the one fault you want to overcome.”

And

“Forget your opponents; always play against par.

And

“Golf is played with the arms.”

And

“If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they’d starve to death.”

And

“Never let up. The more you can win by, the more doubts you put in the other players’ minds the next time out.”

And

“Nobody asked how you looked, just what you shot.”

And

“Of all the hazards, fear is the worst.”

And

“Practice puts brains in your muscles.”

And

“The greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow.”

And

“The mark of a great player is in his ability to come back. The great champions have all come back from defeat.”

And

“The only reason I ever played golf in the first place was so I could afford to hunt and fish.”

And

“To be consistently effective, you must put a certain distance between yourself and what happens to you on the golf course. This is not indifference, it’s detachment.”

And

“Thinking instead of acting is the number-one golf disease.”

And

“There is an old saying: If a man comes home with sand in his cuffs and cockleburs in his pants, don’t ask him what he shot.”

And

“The three things I fear most in golf are lightning, Ben Hogan and a downhill putt.”

And

“When I swing at a golf ball right, my mind is blank and my body is loose as a goose.”

Wikipedia Page: Sam Snead

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The Main Topic of Discussion for Coaches Hot Seat Members in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida for The Players Championship This Week = Big 12 Expansion – A Possible Solution = Big 24 Conference! – What the Hell Is the Big 24 Conference You Ask? Let Us Explain! – #7 Coach on the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings = Colorado Head Coach Mike MacIntyre

Before we get to the issues that face Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre as he heads into his FOURTH season as the head coach of the Buffs who is now sitting on the…

#7 Hot Seat in the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

….there are a whole lot of Coaches Hot Seat members together in one place this week in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida for our annual trip to The Players Championship and one of the biggest topics of discussion among us the past couple of days has been…

Big 12 Conference Expansion

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Columnist Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman has the best explanation for why Oklahoma president David Boren is interested in seeing the Big 12 Conference expand and since the folks in Austin, Texas care little about anything beyond their own Precious Asses forget about the other NINE schools in the Big 12 we think former Senator Boren is right again on this issue just as he has been right on my issues in the past:

Here’s why Oklahoma’s Boren favors expansion, Berry Tramel, The Oklahoma

“And a 12-team league makes a conference network much more viable, because of content. Two extra schools provide more games, more shows, more stories. That’s what we’ve seen from the Big Ten and the SEC, who each have expanded to 14 schools in recent years. Those expansion decisions were based on the network.

Two extra schools mean more distribution points for the network and more content to fill it with.

That’s not the least bit confusing. That’s completely the reason Boren wants expansion. And remember what Boren has said — expansion, conference network, title game, they’re all tied together. Without one, the others are irrelevant.”

The above is certainly correct on the issues around the Big 12 Conference adding 2, 4 or even 6 more teams which we here at Coaches Hot Seat came out for several months ago…

As the SEC Conference Races Ahead the Big 12 Conference “Leaders”…Save One in Oklahoma President David Boren…Say Only One Thing…”Show Me the Damn Money!” – Got There Is No Damn Vision and Helluva Lot of Selfishness In Big 12 Country? YEP!, Coaches Hot Seat Blog, February 18, 2016

…but then the Big 12 expanding doesn’t really solve the problem of the Longhorn Network and the Texas Folks who seem intent on sitting on their Precious Asses while everything burns down around them….in other words the folks in Austin are…

Just Typical Texans!

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All of the above got the members of Coaches Hot Seat thinking and at dinner on Tuesday night the issue was thrown on the table….

How would you fix the problems facing the Big 12?

….with one Coaches Hot Seat member who has run his own company for over a decade finally saying….

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“What was it Eisenhower used to say? “If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.” Thinking it’s time for the Big 12 and the Pac-12 which is also facing some huge problems right now with its TV network and revenue generation to work together to solve both of their problems by coming together. It’s time to revive the deal that Larry Scott tried to put together with four Big 12 teams a few years back…

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….and bring the Pac-12 and Big 12 together to form one Super Conference.”

“How in the Hell would that work?”

Simple….merge the Pac-12 with the Big 12 and add Cincinnati and UCF to create the….

Big 24

….which would be a sports conference that would command the American West and be a powerful challenger to the surging Big Ten and SEC.

So…let’s see here…merge the Pac-12 with the Big 12 and add Cincinnati and UCF would have a Big 24 Conference that would look like this….

Big 24 Map

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So how would a Big 24 Conference work exactly you ask?

Well, the 24 teams would be divided into two 12 team divisions…East and West:

Big 24 Eastern Division
UCF
West Virginia
Cincinnati
Iowa State
Kansas
Kansas State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State
Texas
TCU
Texas Tech
Baylor

Big 24 Western Division
Arizona
Arizona State
Colorado
Utah
Washington
Washington State
Oregon
Oregon State
Stanford
California
UCLA
USC

Then the 2 Eastern and Western Divisions would then be divided down into 6 pods with 4 teams in each pod:

Pod #1
UCF
West Virginia
Cincinnati
Iowa State

Pod #2
Kansas
Kansas State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State

Pod #3
Texas
Baylor
Texas Tech
TCU

Pod #4
Washington
Washington State
Oregon State
Oregon

Pod #5
Stanford
California
USC
UCLA

Pod #6
Arizona
Arizona State
Colorado
Utah

Why in the Hell do you have the pods you ask?

For football scheduling reasons and this is how the 6 pods and 2 divisions would work together to create an incredibly intriguing Big 24 football schedule each season that would climax with at…

Big 24 Conference Title Game

…that would alternate being played each year in Dallas in the Jerry Dome and in Los Angeles in the new NFL stadium now being built for the LA Rams.

Each football team in the Big 24 would play the following schedule each year:

12 Regular Season Games
9 Big 24 Conference Games
1 Big 24 Rival Game
3 Games in its 4 Team Pod
5 other Big 24 Conference Games
3 Out-of-Conference Games

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For example using Oklahoma…each year the Sooners would play…

1 Out-of-Conference Game
1 Out-of-Conference Game
1 Out-of-Conference Game
Kansas
Kansas State
Oklahoma State
1 Big 24 Rival Game = Texas
1 Big 24 Conference Game
1 Big 24 Conference Game
1 Big 24 Conference Game
1 Big 24 Conference Game
1 Big 24 Conference Game

Big 24 Conference Championship Game if the Eastern Division Champs

How would the Big 24 Eastern and Western Division Champions be determined you ask?

By the Big 24 Conference Record not just within the division but OVERALL so at the end of the season the 2 Big 24 teams with the best records in their Big 24 Conference Games as ranked in each division would meet in either Dallas or Los Angeles to play each other in what would be an even BIGGER Conference Title Game than the Big Ten or SEC.

Imagine basically the current Pac-12 Champion meeting the Big 12 Champion with Cincinnati and UCF added in what would surely produce some amazing Big 24 Conference Championship Games….but then give some thought to the games within the Big 24 that college football fans would see every few years…

Oklahoma vs. USC
Texas vs. Oregon
Stanford vs. Baylor
UCLA vs. UCF
TCU vs. Washington
Oklahoma State vs. Colorado

….which we could go on listing for awhile but we think you get the drift by now.

Dwight D. Eisenhower was right….

“If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.”

….and with both the Big 12 and Pac-12 facing problems on many fronts in face of the surging Big Ten and SEC it’s time to create the first…

Super Conference = Big 24

…which would have a Big 24 Network which would have the biggest footprint in America.

Oh…what would we do with the Longhorn Network that folks in Austin prize so much?

We would let Texas keep the Longhorn Network deal with ESPN with the Horns being allowed to air one football game each year on their network and the rest of the Texas football games would be put into the package that would be sold into the marketplace with hopefully the new Big 24 Network partnering with a major media company like FoxSports, ESPN, or Comcast to get the Big 24 Network onto as many TV satellite and cable systems as possible before launch so that the new network was on firm ground and generating a Helluva lot of money from Day One.

How much money could a Big 24 Conference and Big 24 Network generate for the 24 schools that would now be sharing revenue with 23 other schools around the country?

A Helluva Lot of Money is the answer to that question but to be more specific we have to believe that with all the cable, network and media deals put together a Big 24 Conference could generate upwards to $1 Billion Dollars annually which would work out to…

$40 Million Dollars Per School

….which is right at the spot where the Big Ten and SEC Conferences are now heading money-wise and right where the schools in the new Big 24 Conference would want to be!

Is there a chance in Hell the Massive Egos in the Pac-12 and Big 12 could possible come together and form something like the…

Big 24 Conference?

Probably not…but certainly anyone in Pac-12 or Big 12 Country that has read Paul Kennedy’s book….

The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

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….knows that there are certain fundamental laws of economics that determine whether associations like the Pac-12 and Big 12 will succeed over time and Wikipedia has done a nice job of summarizing the primary thesis of Kennedy’s book:

“Kennedy argues that the strength of a Great Power can be properly measured only relative to other powers, and he provides a straightforward and persuasively argued thesis: Great Power ascendancy (over the long term or in specific conflicts) correlates strongly to available resources and economic durability; military overstretch and a concomitant relative decline are the consistent threat facing powers whose ambitions and security requirements are greater than their resource base can provide for.”

The Pac-12 and Big 12 Conferences are falling behind the Big Ten and SEC Conference who are creating a gap in money and exposure that will only widen in the future and facing that reality its time for the folks in the Pac-12 and Big 12 to come together….to put aside their egos and petty personal concerns…and create the first Super Conference in college sports…the

Big 24 Conference!

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Now let’s move onto the Hot Seat status of Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre….

Mike MacIntyre, Colorado Head Football Coach

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4 th season at Colorado

Overall Head Coaching Record (San Jose St + Colorado):  26 – 48

Colorado Overall Record:  10 – 27

Pac-12 Conference Record:  2 – 25

We have it on GOOD authority from some friends in Boulder, Colorado who we would classify as….

“Knowing what the Hell is going on at the University of Colorado!”

…..where a handful of Coaches Hot Seat members live and work that…

Anything less than SIX wins by Mike MacIntyre in 2016 and he is DONE at Colorado

….and based upon the FACT that in 3 seasons at CU that Mike MacIntyre is…

2 – 25

….in Pac-12 Conference play we can understand why there are some folks in and around the University of Colorado that are willing to make such a declarative statement because the TRUTH is…

There’s just No Damn Good Reason why Colorado should not be winning 6+ games in a CU head coach’s FOURTH season on the job….PERIOD!

Let’s go to Colorado’s 2016 football schedule to see if Mike MacIntyre has a chance to rally the Buffs to 6+ wins in 2016 and take CU to a bowl game:

Colorado State
Idaho State
At Michigan
At Oregon
Oregon State
At USC
Arizona State
At Stanford
UCLA
At Arizona
Washington State
Utah

Geez…based upon what we think Mike MacIntyre has to work with on his Colorado football team in 2016 and looking at the above TOUGH schedule if the Buffs win 6+ games then…

Mike MacIntyre should get an extension and raise as the head football coach at Colorado

….because that is One Damn Tough Schedule!

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How many games do we think Colorado will win in 2016?

Guessing…4….maybe 5 games if the Buffs get a few breaks!

Not Guessing…if Colorado wins 4….maybe 5 games in 2016…

Colorado will be looking for a new head football coach come December!

Great Luck to Mike MacIntyre and his Colorado Buffs in 2016….Uhhhhh….they will sure the Hell need it!

For some reason Hank Williams song "I'm So Loneome I Could Cry" sung by the Great B.J. Thomas comes to mind!

 

 

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