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Oklahoma
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Ohio
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Navy
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Willie Taggart
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Danny Gonzales
New Mexico
Scot Loeffler
Bowling Green
Will Healy
Charlotte
Jake Spavital
Texas State
Neal Brown
West Virginia
Mel Tucker
Michigan State
Butch Jones
Arkansas State
Mike Bloomgren
Rice
Justin Wilcox
California

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Jeff Hafley
Boston College
Seth Littrell
North Texas
Maurice Linguist
Buffalo
Clark Lea
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Missouri
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Indiana
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 TUESDAY OCTOBER 4, 2022
 

 

 "By endurance we conquer."  Ernest Shackleton

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - Clint Eastwood

"By endurance we conquer."

And

"Difficulties are just things to overcome, after all."

And

"Superhuman effort isn't worth a damn unless it achieves results."

And

"We had seen God in His splendors, heard the text that Nature renders. We had reached the naked soul of man."

And

"Optimism is true moral courage."

And

"Leadership is a fine thing, but it has its penalties. And the greatest penalty is loneliness."

And

"A man must shape himself to a new mark directly the old one goes to ground."

And

"I have often marveled at the thin line which separates success from failure."

And

"You often have to hide from them not only the truth, but your feelings about the truth. You may know that the facts are dead against you, but you mustn't say so."

And

"If you're a leader, a fellow that other fellows look to, you've got to keep going."

And

Shackleton's Leadership of the Endurance Expedition, Charles Chappell, Wharton Exeutive MBS Program (pdf)

Lessons in Leadership

1. Put your people first
2. Be flexible in tactics
3. Choose your people carefully - for character, not just competence
4. Sustain optimism in the face of adversity
5. Lead by example
6. Strive for equal treatment
7. Exercise caution in pursuit of the goal
8. Balance optimism with realism

And

Leadership Lessons From the Shackleton Expedition, Nancy F. Koehin, New York Times

Wikipedia: Ernest Shackleton

 

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Monday, October 3, 2022 - Clint Eastwood

"I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will."

And

"I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it."

And

"I'm interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice."

And

"I've never met a genius. A genius to me is someone who does well at something he hates. Anybody can do well at something he loves - it's just a question of finding the subject."

And

"Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power."

And

"Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands."

And

“Go ahead, make my day”

And

“I tried being reasonable, I didn't like it.”

And

"I would just like to say something, ladies and gentlemen. Something that I think is very important. It is that, you, we - we own this country. We - we own it. It is not you owning it, and not politicians owning it. Politicians are employees of ours."

And

"The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice."

And

"I'm not really conservative. I'm conservative on certain things. I believe in less government. I believe in fiscal responsibility and all those things that maybe Republicans used to believe in but don't any more."

And

"You have to feel confident. If you don't, then you're going to be hesitant and defensive, and there'll be a lot of things working against you."

And

"I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will."

And

"I've never met a genius. A genius to me is someone who does well at something he hates. Anybody can do well at something he loves - it's just a question of finding the subject."

And

"I've taken advantage of a few breaks that came along and moved along with them."

And

"My old drama coach used to say, 'Don't just do something, stand there.' Gary Cooper wasn't afraid to do nothing."

And

"I was always respectful of people who were deeply religious because I always felt that if they gave themselves to it, then it had to be important to them. But if you can go through life without it, that's OK, too. It's whatever suits you."

Wikipedia: Clint Eastwood

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Sunday, October 2, 2022 - Helen Keller

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."

And

"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it."

And

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."

And

"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble."

And

"It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision."

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"Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood."

And

"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing."

And

"True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose."

And

"My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious."

And

"Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye."

And

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."

And

"People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant."

And

"The highest result of education is tolerance."

And

"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light."

And

"We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough."

And

"While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done."

And

"One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar."

And

"We differ, blind and seeing, one from another, not in our senses, but in the use we make of them, in the imagination and courage with which we seek wisdom beyond the senses."

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"Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas."

And

"Miss Sullivan touched my forehead and spelled with decided emphasis, "Think."  In a flash I knew that the word was the name of the process that was going on in my head. This was my first conscious perception of an abstract idea.  For a long time I was still ... trying to find a meaning for "love" in the light of this new idea. The sun had been under a cloud all day, and there had been brief showers; but suddenly the sun broke forth in all its southern splendour.  Again I asked my teacher, "Is this not love?"

"Love is something like the clouds that were in the sky before the sun came out," she replied. Then in simpler words than these, which at that time I could not have understood, she explained:

"You cannot touch the clouds, you know; but you feel the rain and know how glad the flowers and the thirsty earth are to have it after a hot day. You cannot touch love either; but you feel the sweetness that it pours into everything. Without love you would not be happy or want to play."

The beautiful truth burst upon my mind — I felt that there were invisible lines stretched between my spirit and the spirits of others."

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"No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right."

And

"A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships."

And

"Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose."

Wikipedia:  Helen Keller

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Saturday, October 1, 2022 - Bud Wilkinson

"Football in its purest form remains a physical fight. As in any fight, if you don't want to fight, it's impossible to win."

And

"Morale and attitude are the fundamental ingredients to success."

And

"If a team is to reach its potential, each player must willingly subordinate his own personal goals to the good of the team."

And

"We compete, not so much against an opponent, but against ourselves. The real test is this: Did I make my best effort on every play?"

And

"I feel more strongly about this than anything else in coaching: Anybody who lacks discipline, who doesn't want to be part of the team, who doesn't want to meet the requirements - has to go. It's that simple."

And

"The man who tried his best and failed is superior to the man who never tried."

And

"Losing is easy. It's not enjoyable, but it's easy."

And

"If you are going to be a champion, you must be willing to pay a greater price."

Wikipedia:  Bud Wilkinson

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Friday, September 30, 2022 - Andrew Grove

"Leaders have to act more quickly today. The pressure comes much faster."

And

"Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive."

And

"So give me a turbulent world as opposed to a quiet world and I'll take the turbulent one."

And

"There is at least one point in the history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next level of performance. Miss that moment - and you start to decline."

And

"It's not enough to make time for your children. There are certain stages in their lives when you have to give them the time when they want it. You can't run your family like a company. It doesn't work."

And

"A fundamental rule in technology says that whatever can be done will be done."

And

"A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation."

And

"You have to pretend you're 100 percent sure. You have to take action; you can't hesitate or hedge your bets. Anything less will condemn your efforts to failure."

And

"Stressing output is the key to improving productivity, while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite."

And

"Our biggest competition in achieving our ambitions, ... is a television set."

And

"Technology happens, it's not good, it's not bad. Is steel good or bad?"

And

"Your career is your business, and you are its CEO."

And

"The Lesson is, we all need to expose ourselves to the winds of change"

And

"Strategic changes doesn't just start at the top. It starts with your calender"

And

"The person who is the star of previous era is often the last one to adapt to change, the last one to yield to logic of a strategic inflection point and tends to fall harder than most."

And

"If you're wrong, you will die. But most companies don't die because they are wrong; most die because they don't commit themselves. They fritter away their valuable resources while attempting to make a decision. The greatest danger is in Standing still"

And

"Selectivity - the determination to choose what we will attempt to get done and what we won't - is the only way out of the panic that excessive demands on our time can create."

And

"Business success contains the seeds of its own destruction. The more Successful you are, the more people want a chunk of your business and then another chunk and then another until there is nothing"

And

"People in the trenches are usually in touch with impending changes early"

And

"It's harder to be the best of class in several fields than in just one"

And

"How can you motivate yourself to continue to follow a leader when he appears to be going around in circles?"

And

"A strategic inflection point is a time in the life of business when its fundamentals are about to change. that change can mean an opportunity to rise to new heights. But it may just as likely signal the beginning of the end"

And

"As we throw ourselves into raw actions, our senses and instincts will rapidly be honed again"

And

"Just as you would not permit a fellow employee to steal a piece of office equipment worth $2,000, you shouldn't let anyone walk away with the time of his fellow managers."

And

"Bad companies are destroyed by crisis, Good companies survive them, Great companies are improved by them."

And

"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."

And

"You have no choice but to operate in a world shaped by globalization and the information revolution. There are two options: adapt or die."

And

"I think it is very important for you to do two things: act on your temporary conviction as if it was a real conviction; and when you realize that you are wrong, correct course very quickly"

Wikipedia:  Andrew Grove

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Thursday, September 29, 2022 - John Madden

"Coaches have to watch for what they don't want to see and listen to what they don't want to hear."

And

"Don't worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon."

And

"If you see a defense team with dirt and mud on their backs they've had a bad day."

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

"The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer."

And

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

And

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

And

"You can't win games if you can't get first downs."

And

"You can't win games if the offense can't score."

Wikipedia:  John Madden

 

 

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Post Week 4 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings - Give These Hot Seat Coaches Hell Johnny!

The 2022 College Football Season is chaotic as ever and rolling along nicely now with 3 Head Coaches already shown the door and many more to come...many, many, many more!

We were told by a Birdie to hold off on the Post Week 4 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings analysis for a few days since another shoe almost dropped after Geoff Collins got run at Georgia Tech at another school to not be named here but that shoe is still hanging...for at least another week or so!

Let's bring out the Great Johnny Cash to give these Hot Seat Coaches Hell!

Thanks Johnny!

Post Week 4 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

1. Jeff Scott, South Florida - Things keep on rolling along for Jeff Scott at South Florida and not in a good way with a 41 - 3 loss to Louisville who also has a Head Coach on the Hot Seat in Scott Satterfield and now the 1 - 3 Bulls have East Carolina coming to town in a

Must Win Game for Jeff Scott!

Lose in this spot with these games left

At Cincinnati
Tulane
At Houston
At Temple
SMU
At Tulsa
UCF

the Bulls might not win another game in 2022!

Dandy Don is just off stage...Stage Left!

2. David Shaw, Stanford - We had a very unique occurrence last week in that a few of us were in Palo Alto and in tow with us was a guy that played football for Paul "Bear" Bryant at Alabama in the 1970s so we brought him along to watch a portion of a Stanford football practice as the Cardinal got ready for Washington and here was his comment over dinner at Jeffrey's Hamburgers after watching that practice >

"Just what in the Hell was that because that ain't football?"

Can we get an Amen? Make that 12 Amens which is the Number that Paul Bryant wore at Alabama!

We are not sure what David Shaw thinks he has doing with Stanford Fooball over the last few years but if his goal is to

Totally Destroy Stanford Football he is Achieving His Goal!

Stanford now at 1 - 2 after getting Totally Destroyed by Washington, which has a first year Head Coach by the way and was in total chaos when he got to Seattle, the Cardinal has left in 2022

At Oregon
Oregon State
At Notre Dame
Arizona State
At UCLA
Washington State
At Utah
At California
BYU

Our guess...Stanford wins 1 or 2 more games, maybe 3 more games, to finish at 4 - 8 on the season at best and if you watch Stanford Football practice guess what they look and practice like?

A 4 win football team at best!

Beyond Damn Pitiful!

3. Karl Dorrell, Colorado - Only that happened to Colorado Football on Saturday was UCLA came into Boulder and whipped the Buffs 45 - 17 and made it look very easy indeed and Karl Dorrell's records at CU now stand at

Overall: 8 - 14
Pac-12: 6 - 8

The Buffs now at 0 - 4 have left in 2022

At Arizona
California
At Oregon State
Arizona State
Oregon
At USC
At Washington
Utah

Don't think the Buffs gonna win a game in Dorrell's 3 rd year in Boulder!

4. Butch Jones, Arkansas State - With the loss to Old Dominion on Saturday to drop Arkansas State record to 1 - 3 in 2022 Butch Jones in Year 2 at ASU's records now stand at

Overall: 3 - 13
Sun Belt: 1 - 8

With these games left

La. Monroe
James Madison
At Southern Miss
At Louisiana
South Alabama
UMass
At Texas State
Troy

The Red Wolves gonna have a tough time getting to 6 wins in Butch Jones 2 nd year at ASU and they will run your ass Jonesboro for that kind of record, even in Year 2!

5. Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern - The same disease that is now inflicting Stanford Football

Total Powder Puff Candy Ass Syndrome

has taken over the Northwestern Football program as well with Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald turning the Wildcats into the

Biggest Candy Asses East of the Mississippi River

and to what end we don't know exactly why but back-to-back losses to Southern Illinois and Miami of Ohio has Northwestern looking a lot like Stanford >

Such Big Candy Asses that the Northwestern Chess Club could whip the Wildcats and make em like it!

Now at 1 - 3 on the season with a lone win over Nebraska which Every Grandma Knitting Club in America could whip like a red-headed stepchild and make em like it the Wildcats have left in 2022

At Penn State
Wisconsin
At Maryland
At Iowa
Ohio State
At Minnesota
At Purdue
Illinois

Will the Softer than the Pillsbury Dough Boy Wildcats win another game in 2022?

Is the Pillsbury Dough Boy Soft as Hell?

Yep the Wildcats lone win in 2022 will be over a team that the Over 50 Years Old Only Ladies Coffee Klatch Club of Evanston could whip and make em like it = Nebraska!

Be Proud Pat Fitzgerald!

We didn't think it was possible to field a team SOFTER than Stanford but you have done it and that's something Son!

6. Tim Albin, Ohio - Ole Tim Albin took over a pretty good Ohio Football Program from Frank Solich and has posted record of

Overall: 5 - 11
MAC: 3 - 5

and now at 2 - 2 on the 2022 season after a Big Big Win over Fordham on Saturday the Bobcats have left in 2022

At Kent State
Akron
At Western Michigan
Northern Illinois
Buffalo
At Miami (OH)
At Ball State
Bowling Green

After going 3 - 9 in Year 1 at Ohio we would recommend that Tim Albin find a way to get to 6 wins in 2022 or it's Dandy Don time!

7. Steve Sarkisian, Texas - With the loss to Texas Tech which no Texas team should EVER lose to Steve Sarkisian records at Texas now stand at

Overall: 7 - 9
Big 12: 3 - 7

and if this kind of losing continues then Arch Manning, if he decided ultimately to attend Texas, will be playing for a new Head Coach in 2023 in Austin!

The Longhorns are now 2 - 2 on the season and have left in 2022

West Virginia
Oklahoma
Iowa State
At Oklahoma State
At Kansas State
TCU
At Kansas
Baylor

Can the Horns win 4 of their remaining 8 games?

Maybe or Maybe Not but consider this

Tom Herman got his ass run at Texas posting records of

7 - 6
10 - 4
8 - 5
7 - 3

Does anyone think Steve Sarkisian could survive posting 2 losing seasons in his first 2 years at Texas?

Not A Chance In Hell!

8. Mike Bloomgren, Rice - In 4 seasons at Rice Mike Bloomgren has posted records of

Overall: 13 - 33
CUSA: 9 - 20

and sooner or later someone in Houston is gonna say >

That ain't very good Son!

With the loss to Houston and now 2 - 2 on the season Rice has left in 2022

UAB
At FAU
At La. Tech
Charlotte
UTEP
At Western Kentucky
UTSA
At North Texas

We would recommend that Mike Bloomgren win the next 2 Very Damn Winnable Games or you can turn out the lights in Houston for Ole Mike!

9. Ken Niumatalolo, Navy - In a miracle of sorts Navy was able to best East Carolina in double overtime on Saturday to get their first win of the season and now the 1 - 2 Sailors at the US Naval Academy have left in 2022

At Air Force
Tulsa
Houston
Temple
At Cincinnati
Notre Dame
At UCF
Army

Geez...will Navy win more than 3 games in 2022?

Not Likely!

10. Scot Loeffler, Bowling Green - In 4 seasons at Bowling Green Scot Loeffler's records now stand at

Overall: 8 - 24
MAC: 4 - 7

Enough said on Scot Loeffler at Bowling Green!

 

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - Ulysses S. Grant

"Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace."

And

"I appreciate the fact, and am proud of it, that the attentions I am receiving are intended more for our country than for me personally."

And

"If you see the President, tell him from me that whatever happens there will be no turning back."

And

"In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins."

And

"Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor."

And

"Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions."

And

"The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on."

And

"The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity."

And

"Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves."

And

"The right of revolution is an inherent one. When people are oppressed by their government, it is a natural right they enjoy to relieve themselves of oppression, if they are strong enough, whether by withdrawal from it, or by overthrowing it and substituting a government more acceptable."

And

"...but for a soldier his duty is plain. He is to obey the orders of all those placed over him and whip the enemy wherever he meets him."

And

"Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate."

And

"There never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword."

And

"Everyone has his superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere, or to do anything, never to turn back or to stop until the thing intended was accomplished."

And

"I never held a council of war in my life. I heard what men had to say - the stream of talk at headquarters - but I made up my own mind, and from my written orders my staff got their first knowledge of what was to be done. No living man knew of plans."

And

"I have acted in every instance from a conscientious desire to do what was right, constitutional, within the law, and for the very best interests of the whole people. Failures have been errors of judgment, not of intent."

And

"The one thing I never want to see again is a military parade. When I resigned from the army and went to a farm I was happy. When the rebellion came, I returned to the service because it was a duty. I had no thought of rank; all I did was try and make."

And

"No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted. I propose to move immediately upon your works."
To General S.B. Buckner, Fort Donelson, February 16, 1862

And

"God gave us Lincoln and Liberty, let us fight for both."
A toast made by Grant before his operations in the Vicksburg Campaign, February 22, 1863

And

"I propose to fight it out on this line, if it takes all summer."
Dispatch to Washington, during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House. May 11, 1864

And

"I propose to receive the surrender of the Army of N. Va. on the following terms, to wit: Rolls of all the officers and men to be made in duplicate. One copy to be given to an officer designated by me, the other to be retained by such officer or officers as you may designate. The officers to give their individual paroles not to take up arms against the Government of the United States until properly exchanged, and each company or regimental commander sign a like parole for the men of their commands. The arms, artillery and public property to be parked and stacked, and turned over to the officer appointed by me to receive them. This will not embrace the side-arms of the officers, nor their private horses or baggage. This done, each officer and man will be allowed to return to their homes, not to be disturbed by United States authority so long as they observe their paroles and the laws in force where they may reside."
Terms of surrender, given to General Robert E. Lee after the Battle of Appomattox Courthouse, April 9, 1865

And

"Though I have been trained as a soldier, and participated in many battles, there never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword. I look forward to an epoch when a court, recognized by all nations, will settle international differences, instead of keeping large standing armies as they do in Europe."

And

"The will of the people is the best law."

And

"Oh, I am heartily tired of hearing about what Lee is going to do. Some of you always seem to think he is suddenly going to turn a double somersault, and land in our rear and on both of our flanks at the same time. Go back to your command, and try to think what we are going to do ourselves, instead of what Lee is going to do."

And

I had known General Lee in the old army, and had served with him in the Mexican War; but did not suppose, owing to the difference in our age and rank, that he would remember me, while I would more naturally remember him distinctly, because he was the chief of staff of General Scott in the Mexican War.

When I had left camp that morning I had not expected so soon the result that was then taking place, and consequently was in rough garb. I was without a sword, as I usually was when on horseback on the field, and wore a soldier's blouse for a coat, with the shoulder straps of my rank to indicate to the army who I was. When I went into the house I found General Lee. We greeted each other, and after shaking hands took our seats. I had my staff with me, a good portion of whom were in the room during the whole of the interview.

What General Lee's feelings were I do not know. As he was a man of much dignity, with an impassible face, it was impossible to say whether he felt inwardly glad that the end had finally come, or felt sad over the result, and was too manly to show it. Whatever his feelings, they were entirely concealed from my observation; but my own feelings, which had been quite jubilant on the receipt of his letter, were sad and depressed. I felt like anything rather than rejoicing at the downfall of a foe who had fought so long and valiantly, and had suffered so much for a cause, though that cause was, I believe, one of the worst for which a people ever fought, and one for which there was the least excuse. I do not question, however, the sincerity of the great mass of those who were opposed to us.

Our conversation grew so pleasant that I almost forgot the object of our meeting. After the conversation had run on in this style for some time, General Lee called my attention to the object of our meeting, and said that he had asked for this interview for the purpose of getting from me the terms I proposed to give his army. I said that I meant merely that his army should lay down their arms, not to take them up again during the continuance of the war unless duly and properly exchanged. He said that he had so understood my letter. Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, 1885

And

"The cause of the great War of the Rebellion against the United Status will have to be attributed to slavery. For some years before the war began it was a trite saying among some politicians that "A state half slave and half free cannot exist." All must become slave or all free, or the state will go down. I took no part myself in any such view of the case at the time, but since the war is over, reviewing the whole question, I have come to the conclusion that the saying is quite true."

And

We must go back to the campaigns of Napoleon to find equally brillant results accomplished in the same space of time with such a small loss.
Francis Vinton Greene in The Mississippi (1882) on Grant's role in the Vicksburg campaign

And

If Grant only does this thing right down there - I don't care how, so long as he does it right - why, Grant is my man and I am his the rest of the war!
Abraham Lincoln on Grant's Vicksburg campaign, July 5, 1863

And

I wish some of you would tell me the brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals.
Statement attributed to Abraham Lincoln in response to complaints about Grant's drinking habits, November 1863

And

"He (Grant) habitually wears an expression as if he had determined to drive his head through a brick wall, and was about to do it."
Col. Theodore Lyman. in Meade's headquarters, 1863-1865

Wikipedia Page:  Ulysses S. Grant

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - Michelangelo

"A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it."

And

"Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it."

And

"Faith in oneself is the best and safest course."

And

"Genius is eternal patience."

And

"It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges."

And

"Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish."

And

"There is no greater harm than that of time wasted."

And

"Yet I am learning."

And

"If you knew how much work went into it, you would not call it genius."

And

"The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one's self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course."

And

"What do you despise? By this you are truly known."

Wikipedia:  Michelangelo

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Monday, September 26, 2022 - Leonardo da Vinci

"Necessity is the mistress and guide of nature."

And

"Every action needs to be prompted by a motive. To know and to will are two operations of the human mind. Discerning, judging, deliberating are acts of the human mind."

And

"Experience, the interpreter between formative nature and the human race, teaches how that nature acts among mortals; and being constrained by necessity cannot act otherwise than as reason, which is its helm, requires her to act."

And

"The acquisition of any knowledge is always of use to the intellect, because it may thus drive out useless things and retain the good. For nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known."

And

"That is not riches, which may be lost; virtue is our true good and the true reward of its possessor. That cannot be lost; that never deserts us, but when life leaves us. As to property and external riches, hold them with trembling; they often leave their possessor in contempt, and mocked at for having lost them."

And

"It is easier to contend with evil at the first than at the last."

And

"He who walks straight rarely falls."

And

"Men will seem to see new destructions in the sky. The flames that fall from it will seem to rise in it and to fly from it with terror. They will hear every kind of animals speak in human language. They will instantaneously run in person in various parts of the world, without motion. They will see the greatest splendour in the midst of darkness. O! marvel of the human race! What madness has led you thus! You will speak with animals of every species and they with you in human speech. You will see yourself fall from great heights without any harm and torrents will accompany you, and will mingle with their rapid course."

And

"Men standing in opposite hemispheres will converse and deride each other and embrace each other, and understand each other's language."

And

"It vexes me greatly that having to earn my living has forced me to interrupt the work and to attend to small matters."

And

"He who does not value life does not deserve it."

And

"As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death."

And

"Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness."

And

"He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast."

And

"He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year."

And

"I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do."

And

"I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have."

And

"Learning never exhausts the mind."

And

"It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end."

And

"Necessity is the mistress and guardian of Nature."

And

"The earth is not in the centre of the Sun's orbit nor at the centre of the universe, but in the centre of its companion elements, and united with them. And any one standing on the moon, when it and the sun are both beneath us, would see this our earth and the element of water upon it just as we see the moon, and the earth would light it as it lights us."

And

"The motive power is the cause of all life."

And

"Every action needs to be prompted by a motive. To know and to will are two operations of the human mind. Discerning, judging, deliberating are acts of the human mind."

And

"The acquisition of any knowledge is always of use to the intellect, because it may thus drive out useless things and retain the good. For nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known."

And

"He who thinks little, errs much."

And

"It is easier to contend with evil at the first than at the last."

And

"Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind."

And

"Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind."

And

"Wisdom is the daughter of experience."

And

"Nature is full of infinite causes that have never occurred in experience."

Wikipedia: Leonardo da Vinci

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Sunday, September 25, 2022 - Don Shula

"The superior man blames himself.  The inferior man blames others."

And

"One thing I never want to be accused of is not working."

And

"I don't know any other way to lead but by example."

And

"Sure, luck means a lot in football.  Not having a good quarterback is bad luck."

And

"I think what coaching is all about, is taking players and analyzing there ability, put them in a position where they can excel within the framework of the team winning.  And I hope that I've done that in my 33 years as a head coach."

And

"The ultimate goal is victory.  And if you refuse to work as hard as you possibly can toward that aim, or if you do anything that keeps you from achieving that goal, then you are just cheating yourself."

And

"You know it's only 50 miles from Grand River to Canton, but it took me 67 years to travel that distance."

Wikipedia Page:  Don Shula

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Saturday, September 24, 2022 - Paul Brown

"A winner never whines."

And

"Football is a game of errors. The team that makes the fewest errors in a game usually wins."

And

"The key to winning is poise under stress."

And

"What we have currently available is what we have available."

And

"When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less."

And

"You can learn a line from a win and a book from a defeat."

Wikipedia:  Paul Brown

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Friday, September 23, 2022 - Tom Clancy

"America is the most inventive country in the world because everybody has access to information."

And

"Fighting wars is not so much about killing people as it is about finding things out. The more you know, the more likely you are to win a battle."

And

"I was one of the first generations to watch television. TV exposes people to news, to information, to knowledge, to entertainment. How is it bad?"

And

"I've made up stuff that's turned out to be real, that's the spooky part."

And

"In the Soviet Union it was illegal to take a photograph of a train station. Look what happened to them. They tried to classify everything."

And

"It's not right to say that our loss in Vietnam turned out to be a gain. But lessons were learned. And they were the right lessons."

And

"Life is about learning; when you stop learning, you die."

And

"Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things cannot be changed."

And

"No matter what you or anyone else does, there will be someone who says that there's something bad about it."

And

"Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away."

And

"People live longer today than they ever have. They live happier lives, have more knowledge, more information. All this is the result of communications technology. How is any of that bad?"

And

"Probably what pushed the Russians over the edge was SDI. They realized they couldn't beat us."

And

"Show me an elitist, and I'll show you a loser."

And

"The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people."

And

"The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense."

And

"The good old days are now."

And

"The human condition today is better than it's ever been, and technology is one of the reasons for that."

And

"The U.S. Military is us. There is no truer representation of a country than the people that it sends into the field to fight for it. The people who wear our uniform and carry our rifles into combat are our kids, and our job is to support them, because they're protecting us."

And

"There are two kinds of people: the ones who need to be told and the ones who figure it out all by themselves."

And

"There used to be this country called the Soviet Union; it's not there anymore. Our technology was better than theirs."

And

"There was a time when nails were high-tech. There was a time when people had to be told how to use a telephone. Technology is just a tool. People use tools to improve their lives."

And

"Whenever somebody comes up with a good idea, there's somebody else who has never had a good idea in his life who stands up and says, Oh, you can't do that."

Wikipedia:  Tom Clancy

www.tomclancy.com

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Thursday, September 22, 2022 - Gale Sayers

"I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it."

And

"There comes a time when you have to stand up and be counted."

And

"Athletes as role models and heroes is a hoax, a sick hoax. The men and women who are fighting in Iraq, they are the true heroes."

And

"We must stop the trend of closing schools and building prisons."

And

"When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing."

And

"Our young people look up to us. Let us not let them down. Our young people need us. Saving them will make heroes of us all."

And

"I don't care to be remembered as the man who scored six touchdowns in a game. I want to be remembered as a winner in life."

And

"There's no way I would have made the Hall of Fame or set any of the records I did by myself. No matter how many yards I gained, whether it was three or 300, someone had to be there to make the block. Well, I played football, but you guys are out here giving a lot to make lives and to save lives. You need each other as much as we need you. Please continue to do what you're doing."

Wikipedia Page:  Gale Sayers

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - Roger Staubach

"Football teaches you hard work. It takes a lot of unspectacular preparation to have spectacular results in both business and football."

And

"It's okay to have personal ambitions, but you have to take someone with you."

And

"Confidence doesn't come out of nowhere. It's a result of something... hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication."

And

"Nothing good comes in life or athletics unless a lot of hard work has preceded the effort. Only temporary success is achieved by taking short cuts."

And

"In any team sport, the best teams have consistency and chemistry."

And

"Winning isn't getting ahead of others. It's getting ahead of yourself."

And

"There are no traffic jams along the extra mile."

Wikipedia: Roger Staubach

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - Joe Paterno

"Believe deep down in your heart that you're destined to do great things."

And

"Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks."

And

"Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy."

And

"Publicity is like poison; it doesn't hurt unless you swallow it."

And

"Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good."

And

"The minute you think you've got it made, disaster is just around the corner."

Amd

"The name on the front of the jersey is what really matters, not the name on the back."

Amd

"The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital."

And

"When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality."

And

"You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That's the mark of a true professional."

Amd

"You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you'll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit."

Wikipedia:  Joe Paterno

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Post Week 3 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings - Give These Hot Seat Coaches Hell Johnny!

The College Football Season is Really Roaring now as we moved right through Week 3 like a knife through warm butter and that's the nature of life when you get past 50 years old

It just goes Rip Roaring along so make Damn sure you living Every Damn Day!

Let's bring out the Great Johnny Cash to give these Hot Seat Coaches Hell!

Thanks Johnny!

Before we get to the Post Week 3 Coaches Hot Seat Ranking a word or two on the firing of Herm Edwards at Arizona State

Ole Herm is a Great Guy but come on now

Why was Herm Edwards ever hired at Arizona State?

When you find the answer to the above question please let us know...would you now?

Post Week 3 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

1. Jeff Scott, South Florida - Jeff Scott and this USF Bulls almost got a win over the Florida Gators in The Swamp who played like they were hardly coached at all Billy Napier and with another loss Scott's records at USF now stand at

Overall: 4 - 20
AAC: 1 - 14

Now the Bulls have left

At Louisville
East Carolina
At Cincinnati
Tulane
At Houston
At Temple
SMU
At Tulsa
UCF

Geez...maybe the Bulls can win 2 or 3 of those games...if they play better than they played against Florida that is!

2. David Shaw, Stanford - There's just no explaining Stanford Head Coach David Shaw deciding to turn the Cardinal Football Program from one of the

Toughest Programs in College Football to the Biggest Bunch of Pillow Fight Loving Candy Asses in America

but David has done it and now there really is no longer a Football Program on the Stanford campus and there's little doubt the

Stanford Chess Club could Whip the Hell out of the Stanford Football Team and...Make Them Like It!

Over the last 4 seasons David Shaw's record now stands at

12 - 20

and most of those 12 Wins over Sub-.500 teams and now the 1 - 1 Cardinal gets a trip to Husky Stadium in Seattle who are coached by new Head Coach Kalen DeBoer and talk about an Ass Kicking...

The Cardinal are about to....Get Their Asses Kicked by Washington = A Real Football Team!

What's left for Stanford >

At Washington
At Oregon
Oregon State
At Notre Dame
Arizona State
At UCLA
Washington State
At Utah
At California
BYU

Probably 3 - 9....Maybe 4 - 8 for Stanford in 2022 and it would take Major Miracle for the Cardinal to get 6 wins which is

Just A Total Damn Disgrace on Every Level Imaginable!

3. Karl Dorrell, Colorado - Karl Dorrell's Buffs got their asses handed to them on Saturday by Minnesota by the score of

49 - 7

which drops Colorado's 2022 record to 0 - 3 with games still left against

UCLA
At Arizona
California
At Oregon State
Arizona State
Oregon
At USC
At Washington
Utah

Now in his 3 rd season at Colorado Karl Dorrell should win 7+ games with the above schedule but reality is

The Buffs might not win a game in 2022!

4. Ken Niumatalolo, Navy - Navy had Week 3 off and Thank Goodness for that because the Midshipmen no doubt needed to have lots of Pillow Fights and High Tea to get ready for the rest of the 2022 season and 0 - 2 Navy has left under Kenny Boy games against

At East Carolina
At Air Force
Tulsa
At SMU
Houston
Temple
At Cincinnati
Notre Dame
At UCF
Army

Will Navy win even 1 game in 2022?

Probably Not!

Back to the Pillow Fights Boys and don't forget High Team you Damn Candy Asses!

Signed,
15+ US Navy Combat Vets at Coaches Hot Seat Totally Ashamed of what Navy Football has become!

5. Butch Jones, Arkansas State - We didn't give Arkansas State much chance to win at Memphis on Saturday but they kinda made it a game and with that loss the Red Wolves are now 1 - 2 on the season and Butch Jones records at Arkansas State now stand at

Overall: 3 - 12

Sun Belt: 1 - 7

Arkansas State has left in 2022

At Old Dominion
La. Monroe
James Madison
At Southern Miss
At Louisiana
South Alabama
UMass
At Texas State
Troy

There's a few winnable games left on the Arkansas State schedule but will they get to 6 wins in 2022?

Not A Damn Chance in Hell or Highwater or even Low Water!

6. Geoff Collins,. Georgia Tech - Getting whipped 42 - 0 by Ole Miss isn't a recommendation when you looking to hang onto a job but Geoff Collins Georgia Tech team did get whipped by the Rebels 42 - 0 and Collins records in 4 seasons at Tech now stand at

Overall: 10 - 27

ACC: 7 - 19

The Yellowjackets have left in 2022

At UCF
At Pitt
Duke
Virginia
At Florida State
At Virginia Tech
Miami
At North Carolina
At Georgia

Turn out the Lights

7. Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M - We finally found an offense more inept than Jimbo Fisher's Aggies offense

The Miami Offense = What A Total Disaster It Is Mario!

and luckily for Jimbo Ole Mario Cristobal has his hands in the Canes offense just like he did at Oregon which F-Up the Ducks offense totally and it looks like that's continuing in Miami!

Back to Jimbo who got a Total Gift from the Canes on Saturday to move the Aggies record to 2 - 1 on the season with these games left

Arkansas in Dallas
At Mississippi State
At Alabama
At South Carolina
Ole Miss
Florida
At Auburn
UMass
LSU

Geez...the Aggies loses to the Razorbacks on Sunday they might not win another game until they host UMass on November 19!

Our guess is the Aggies win 4 or 5 of their remaining games to finish at 6 - 6 or 7 - 5 and that would be $38 Million Dollars paid to Jimbo Fisher to do something that

Bozo the Clown coulda done for $100K a year = $500K Total!

8. Scott Satterfield, Louisville - With the loss to Florida State on Saturday to drop the Louisville record to 1 - 2 on the season that leaves Satterfield's record at Louisville now at

Overall: 19 - 21

ACC: 12 - 16

That's Pitiful...Damn Pitiful and Louisville has left in 2022

South Florida
At Boston College
Virginia
Pitt
Wake Forest
James Madison
At Clemson
NC State
At Kentucky

Maybe Louisville can get to 6 wins in 2022 but should Satterfield’s 4 th season at Louisville be about Maybe getting to 6 wins?

Nope!

9. Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern - A couple of weeks ago we thought that Northwestern beating Nebraska was something but now we know

A Wet Paper Sack could be the Huskers

and now Pat Fitzgerald team loses at home in back-to-back games to

Duke
Southern Illinois

Whatever they are paying Pat Fitzgerald at Northwestern if it's over 10 cents per game it's way Damn too much because this is just a

Total Damn Disgrace

and couldn't have happened to a Bigger Ass who believes his ass spun up the entire Universe when his ass hasn't worked a day in his Pitiful Life off the Northwestern campus and he couldn't run a lemonade stand in downtown Evanston on the best Damn day of his Damn life!

If you are going to be a Total Damn Arrogant Ass Patty Boy

Win some Damn Football Games Son and don't lose...wait for it...to

Southern Illinois at home Son!

10. Tim Albin, Ohio - Since taking over a Pretty, Pretty Good football program from Frank Solich at Ohio Ole Tim Albin has now posted records of

Overall: 4 - 11

MAC: 3 - 5

and now at 1 - 2 on the year the Bobcats have left in 2022

Fordham
At Kent State
Akron
At Western Michigan
Northern Illinois
Buffalo
At Miami (Ohio)
At Ball State
Bowling Green

What...3 or 4 more wins tops for Ohio in 2022?

Whatever...it ain't good!

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Monday, September 19, 2022 - Bobby Bowden

"He doesn't know the meaning of the word fear, but then again he doesn't know the meaning of most words."

And

"Discipline to me is sacrifice; it's willingness to give up something you want to do, so you can better yourself."

And

"I learned a long time ago that you don't have to go around using bad language and trying to hurt people to show how macho you are. That stuff won't get you anywhere, it just shows lack of vocabulary and character."

And

"The greatest mistake is to continue to practice a mistake."

And

"I wasn't afraid of nothing. I was concerned that our opponents. Just picture now. We're trying to recruit this kid out of Tampa. OK, I go down and see him. An opponent coach comes there and says, 'Hey, you don't want to go to Florida State. Bobby Bowden's got cancer. He's 77 years old, he's not going to be alive next year."

And

"If short hair and good manners won football games, Army and Navy would play for the national championship every year."

And

"Somehow, I went from being too young, to being too old. Somewhere in there I must have been just right."

And

"Son, you've got a good engine, but your hands aren't on the steering wheel."

And

"I am not happy with moral victories. Those things are forgotten."

And

"I've always said it takes more courage to stand back there and throw a ball knowing you're fixing to get drilled than anything I can think of in football."

And

"To have the kind of year you want to have, something has to happen that you can't explain why it happened. Something has to happen that you can't coach."

And

"If somebody mistreats you, treat 'em good. That kills 'em."

And

"I guess I'll retire someday if I live that long."

And

"He who gets the best players usually wins."

And

"Don't go to the grave with life unused."

And

"There's only about 6 inches that turns that halo into a noose."

And

"But he played Miami. (Bowden on what they might chisel on his headstone)."

And

"You want to know what a real test of faith is? That's when you go to church and reach into your pocket and all you've got is a $20 bill."

And

"They look so good to me. I'm amazed they're not on strike." Bobby Bowden on Florida State losing to the University of Miami during the NFL strike

And

"The Good Lord might not want to take me, but He might be after the pilot." Bobby Bowden, on his fear of small planes

Wikipedia: Bobby Bowden

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Sunday, September 18, 2022 - Robert Louis Stevenson

"A friend is a gift you give yourself."

And

"All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer."

And

"An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding."

And

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."

And

"Everyone lives by selling something."

And

"For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move."

And

"I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral."

And

"It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in retrospect."

And

"Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well."

And

"Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity."

And

"Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation and is thought necessary."

And

"Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health."

And

"The world has no room for cowards."

And

"To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life."

And

"To become what we are capable of becoming is the only end in life."

And

"We must accept life for what it actually is - a challenge to our quality without which we should never know of what stuff we are made, or grow to our full stature."

And

"You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?"

And

"You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us."

And

"So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend."

And

"The Monterey Peninsula is the greatest meeting of land and sea in the world."

Wikipedia:  Robert Louis Stevenson

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Saturday, September 17, 2022 - Pat Dye

"Believe in honest, positive dissent."

And

Football is not an "I" game. It's a "we" game."

And

"Nothing has changed about what makes a winner. A winner works his butt off and is dependable. He's not always the most talented, but he gives everything on every play."

And

"At Auburn, practice is Hell. But when you line up across the big, fast, smart, angry boys from Florida, and Georgia, and Alabama, where there is no quality of mercy on the ground and no place to hide, you'll know why practice is Hell at Auburn."

And

Don't wait to be a great man. Be a great boy."

And

"I don't believe in miracles. I believe in character"

And

"Life is short, so don't waste any of it carrying around a load of bitterness. It only sours your life, and the world won't pay any attention anyway."

And

"If you're a football coach, criticism comes with the territory. If it tears you up, you better get into another profession."

Before the 1981 Iron Bowl between Alabama and Auburn, Paul "Bear" Bryant and Pat Dye (Pat Dye coached for Paul Bryant for nine years on the Alabama staff):

Pat Dye:  "Coach Bryant, before you start hugging me, you ought to know that my boys are fixing to get after y'all's ass." 

Paul Bryant:  "You ain't trying to scare me now, are you, Pat?"

Pat Dye:  "No sir, because I know you don't get scared. I'm just telling you what we're fixing to do."

And

"A game like this, Alabama players will remember it for the rest of their lives. Auburn players...it'll eat their guts out the rest of their lives." Former Auburn coach Pat Dye to a reporter after Van Tiffen kicked his 52 yard field goal to beat Auburn in 1985.

Wikipedia:  Pat Dye

www.coachpatdye.com

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Friday, September 16, 2022 - Chuck Yeager

"If you want to grow old as a pilot, you've got to know when to push it, and when to back off."

And

"Later, I realized that the mission had to end in a let-down because the real barrier wasn't in the sky but in our knowledge and experience of supersonic flight."

And

"Most pilots learn, when they pin on their wings and go out and get in a fighter, especially, that one thing you don't do, you don't believe anything anybody tells you about an airplane."

And

"Never wait for trouble."

And

"Rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own."

And

"You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can't, you do the next best thing. You back up but you don't give up."

And

"You don't concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done."

And

"Unfortunately, many people do not consider fun an important item on their daily agenda. For me, that was always high priority in whatever I was doing."

Wikipedia:  Chuck Yeager

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Thursday, September 15, 2022 - Peter Drucker

"A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge."

And

"Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information."

And

"Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes."

And

"Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things."

And

"Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes."

And

"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."

And

"People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year."

And

"The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity."

And

"The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different."

And

"Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed."

And

"Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans."

And

"Management by objective works - if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't."

And

"Never mind your happiness; do your duty."

And

"The best way to predict the future is to create it."

And

"We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn."

And

"Morale in an organization does not mean that "people get along together"; the test is performance not conformance."

And

"A man should never be appointed into a managerial position if his vision focuses on people's weaknesses rather than on their strengths." The Practice of Management (1954)

And

"It does not matter whether the worker wants responsibility or not, ...The enterprise must demand it of him." The Practice of Management (1954)

And

"The postwar [WWII] GI Bill of Rights--and the enthusiastic response to it on the part of America's veterans--signaled the shift to the knowledge society. Future historians may consider it the most important event of the twentieth century. We are clearly in the midst of this transformation; indeed, if history is any guide, it will not be completed until 2010 or 2020. But already it has changed the political, economic and moral landscape of the world." Managing in a Time of Great Change (1995)

And

"Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior executives make decisions or that only senior executives' decisions matter. This is a dangerous mistake."

And

"Never mind your happiness; do your duty."

And

"Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility."

And

"Management by objective works - if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't."

And

"Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes."

And

"We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn."

And

"No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings."

And

"The best way to predict the future is to create it."

And

"Business, that's easily defined - it's other people's money."

And

"Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window."

And

"The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity."

And

"Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level."

And

'Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement."

And

"Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action."

And

"The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer."

And

"The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say 'I'. And that's not because they have trained themselves not to say 'I'. They don't think 'I'. They think 'we'; they think 'team'. They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don't sidestep it, but 'we' gets the credit.... This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done."

Wikipedia:  Peter Drucker

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - Epictetus

"If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but answer, "He was ignorant of my other faults, else he would not have mentioned these alone."

And

"There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power or our will. "

And

"Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants."

And

"Don't explain your philosophy. Embody it."

And

"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do."

And

"If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid."

And

"The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best."

And

"Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems."

And

"Other people's views and troubles can be contagious. Don't sabotage yourself by unwittingly adopting negative, unproductive attitudes through your associations with others."

And

"It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters."

And

"Any person capable of angering you becomes your master; he can anger you only when you permit yourself to be disturbed by him."

And

"He who laughs at himself never runs out of things to laugh at."

And

"All religions must be tolerated... for every man must get to heaven in his own way."

And

"People are not disturbed by things, but by the views they take of them."

And

"First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak."

And

"Only the educated are free."

And

"To accuse others for one's own misfortune is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete."

And

"The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests."

And

"Circumstances don't make the man, they only reveal him to himself."

And

"Attach yourself to what is spiritually superior, regardless of what other people think or do. Hold to your true aspirations no matter what is going on around you."

And

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows."

And

"He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has."

And

"You are a little soul carrying around a corpse."

And

"Seek not the good in external things; seek it in yourselves."

And

"Caretake this moment. Immerse yourself in its particulars. Respond to this person, this challenge, this deed. Quit evasions. Stop giving yourself needless trouble. It is time to really live; to fully inhabit the situation you happen to be in now."

And

"If evil be said of thee, and if it be true, correct thyself; if it be a lie, laugh at it."

And

"Do not try to seem wise to others."

And

"Don't seek to have events happen as you wish, but wish them to happen as they do happen, and all will be well with you."

And

"No man is free who is not master of himself."

And

"If you would be a reader, read; if a writer, write."

And

"Difficulty shows what men are. Therefore when a difficulty falls upon you, remember that God, like a trainer of wrestlers, has matched you with a rough young man. Why? So that you may become an Olympic conqueror; but it is not accomplished without sweat."

And

"Nature hath given men one tongue but two ears, that we may hear from others twice as much as we speak."

And

"In a word, neither death, nor exile, nor pain, nor anything of this kind is the real cause of our doing or not doing any action, but our inward opinions and principles."

And

"Reason is not measured by size or height, but by principle."

And

"Practice yourself, for heaven's sake, in little things; and thence proceed to greater."

Wikipedia:  Epictetus

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - Dwight D. Eisenhower

"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."

And

"Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends."

And

"I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him, he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone."

And

"In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable."

And

"Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it."

And

"The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion."

And

"The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office."

And

"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog."

And

"When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were - to the very last minute - a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything."

And

"You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership."

And

"An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows."

And

"Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed."

And

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."

And

"Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field."

And

"Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion."

And

"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid."

And

"How far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without?"

And

"I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity."

And

"I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem - and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?"

And

"I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it."

And

"If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it."

And

"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."

And

"May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion."

And

"Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him."

And

"Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg."

And

"Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow."

And

"Plans are nothing; planning is everything."

And

"The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!"

And

"The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth."

And

"There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure."

And

"We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security."

And

"When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war."

And

"Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!

You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.

Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened. He will fight savagely.

But this is the year 1944! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned! The free men of the world are marching together to Victory!

I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in battle.

We will accept nothing less than full Victory! Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking."

Order of the Day (2 June 1944) Message to troops before the Normandy landings

And

"We must be ready to dare all for our country. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose. We must be willing, individually and as a Nation, to accept whatever sacrifices may be required of us. A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. These basic precepts are not lofty abstractions, far removed from matters of daily living. They are laws of spiritual strength that generate and define our material strength. Patriotism means equipped forces and a prepared citizenry. Moral stamina means more energy and more productivity, on the farm and in the factory. Love of liberty means the guarding of every resource that makes freedom possible--from the sanctity of our families and the wealth of our soil to the genius of our scientists."

First Inaugural address (20 January 1953)

And

"As we peer into society's future, we -- you and I, and our government -- must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for our own ease and convenience the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow."

And

"In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless but planning is indispensable."

And

"Character in many ways is everything in leadership. It is made up of many things, but I would say character is really integrity. When you delegate something to a subordinate, for example, it is absolutely your responsibility, and he must understand this. You as a leader must take complete responsibility for what the subordinate does. I once said, as a sort of wisecrack, that leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well."

And

"I'm going to command the whole shebang." Comment to his wife Mamie, after being informed by George Marshall that he would be in command of Operation Overlord

And

"We look upon this shaken Earth, and we declare our firm and fixed purpose - the building of a peace with justice in a world where moral law prevails. The building of such a peace is a bold and solemn purpose. To proclaim it is easy. To serve it will be hard. And to attain it, we must be aware of its full meaning - and ready to pay its full price. We know clearly what we seek, and why. We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom. And now, as in no other age, we seek it because we have been warned, by the power of modern weapons, that peace may be the only climate possible for human life itself. Yet this peace we seek cannot be born of fear alone: it must be rooted in the lives of nations. There must be justice, sensed and shared by all peoples, for, without justice the world can know only a tense and unstable truce. There must be law, steadily invoked and respected by all nations, for without law, the world promises only such meager justice as the pity of the strong upon the weak. But the law of which we speak, comprehending the values of freedom, affirms the equality of all nations, great and small. Splendid as can be the blessings of such a peace, high will be its cost: in toil patiently sustained, in help honorably given, in sacrifice calmly borne." Second Inaugural address (21 January 1957)

And

"I do have one instruction for you, General. Do something about that damned football team." Said to William Westmoreland in 1960 when Westmoreland assumed the post of Superintendent of West Point.

And

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some fifty miles of concrete pavement. We pay for a single fighter plane with a half million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people. This is, I repeat, the best way of life to be found on the road the world has been taking. This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron. ... Is there no other way the world may live?"

And

Farewell Address, January 17, 1961

"We now stand ten years past the midpoint of a century that has witnessed four major wars among great nations. Three of these involved our own country. Despite these holocausts, America is today the strongest, the most influential, and most productive nation in the world. Understandably proud of this pre-eminence, we yet realize that America's leadership and prestige depend, not merely upon our unmatched material progress, riches and military strength, but on how we use our power in the interests of world peace and human betterment.

Throughout America's adventure in free government, our basic purposes have been to keep the peace, to foster progress in human achievement, and to enhance liberty, dignity and integrity among peoples and among nations. To strive for less would be unworthy of a free and religious people. Any failure traceable to arrogance or our lack of comprehension or readiness to sacrifice would inflict upon us grievous hurt, both at home and abroad.

Crises there will continue to be. In meeting them, whether foreign or domestic, great or small, there is a recurring temptation to feel that some spectacular and costly action could become the miraculous solution to all current difficulties. A huge increase in newer elements of our defenses; development of unrealistic programs to cure every ill in agriculture; a dramatic expansion in basic and applied research -- these and many other possibilities, each possibly promising in itself, may be suggested as the only way to the road we wish to travel. But each proposal must be weighed in the light of a broader consideration: the need to maintain balance in and among national programs, balance between the private and the public economy, balance between the cost and hoped for advantages, balance between the clearly necessary and the comfortably desirable, balance between our essential requirements as a nation and the duties imposed by the nation upon the individual, balance between actions of the moment and the national welfare of the future. Good judgment seeks balance and progress. Lack of it eventually finds imbalance and frustration.

Now this conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence - economic, political, even spiritual - is felt in every city, every Statehouse, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources, and livelihood are all involved. So is the very structure of our society.

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.

Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades. In this revolution, research has become central, it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government.

Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers. The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present - and is gravely to be regarded.

Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.

As we peer into society's future, we -- you and I, and our government -- must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for our own ease and convenience the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow."

During the long lane of the history yet to be written, America knows that this world of ours, ever growing smaller, must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect. Such a confederation must be one of equals. The weakest must come to the conference table with the same confidence as do we, protected as we are by our moral, economic, and military strength. That table, though scarred by many past frustrations, cannot be abandoned for the certain agony of the battlefield.

Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence, is a continuing imperative. Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose."

And

"One circumstance that helped our character development: we were needed. I often think today of what an impact could be made if children believed they were contributing to a family's essential survival and happiness. In the transformation from a rural to an urban society, children are - though they might not agree - robbed of the opportunity to do genuinely responsible work."

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Post Week 2 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings - Give These Hot Seat Coaches Hell Johnny!

There's a lot we could write here about Nebraska firing Scott Frost but in 4+ seasons Frost was...

16 - 31 .340

...and Mike Riley in 3 seasons at Nebraska had a record of...

19 - 19 .500

By all rights Frost shoulda been fired after last season but he had a $20M+ buyout and now his buyout $16M+ after getting run and clearly...

Scott Frost had to be fired!

....for lots of reasons but mainly because watching the Huskers play their first 3 games in 2022...

They look hardly coached at all!

What a Helluva Week and for all those Damn Morons who claimed that NIL + Transfer Portal was going to benefit the...

Biggest Most Powerful Football Programs

...and what your Damn Moron Asses got to say about..

Marshall over Notre Dame
Appy State over Texas A&M

...not to mention a few other upsets that raised our eyebrows and for those you don't know...

Coaching > Roster Talent

....which maybe one day your asses will wake-up too because lots these College Football Head Coaches...

Don't Have A Damn Clue what they are doing!

Come on out Mr. Cash and give these Hot Seat Coaches Hell!

Thanks Johnny!

Post Week 2 Coaches Hot Seat Ranking

1. Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M - If you want to see a football team that has Totally Tuned out their Head Coach + Assistant Coaches put on tape of the Appy State at Texas A&M game from Saturday and you will see...

Lots of Aggies players playing at 50% or Less Effort who don't give 1 Damn Rip what Jimbo Fisher says, does, or Damn anything else for that matter!

We been telling anyone that will listen that Jimbo Fisher has created a Helluva Problem in Aggieland by becoming King Jimbo and not being involved with Players on a daily basis and that reality has now reached Gameday and we could be looking at a Total Tailspin and Massive Crash & Burn with the Aggies if they lose another game and...

Here comes the Miami Hurricanes under new Head Coach Mario Cristobal to Aggieland which gonna pop the Aggies in the mouth and make em like it!

Lose to Miami in this spot with Arkansas in Dallas on deck and then this schedule...

At Mississippi State
At Alabama
At South Carolina
Ole Miss
Florida
At Auburn
UMass
LSU

...Jimbo and the Aggies be Damn Lucky to win 6 games in 2022 and Jimbo wins less than 8 Wins this season according to our Aggies alum buddies...

"We are going to run Jimbo’s ass right out of the State of Texas forget about just College Station!"

Most Amazing Thing about Aggies loss to Appy State on Saturday is that was...wait for it....

Jimbo Fisher's 50 th Freaking Football Game Coaching Texas A&M and that is what he has built in 50 games...what he put on the field against the Mountaineers?

How can Jimbo Fisher even go into work and collect a paycheck after that Total Horseshit Crapola he and the Aggies Coaches put on the field Saturday?

Shameful comes to mind but it's worse than that...this is Borderline Flat-Out Quitting As Coaches!

If the Aggies don't show up against Miami on Saturday then Jimbo and the entire Aggies staff should be fired and bring in some Pee Wee Coaches to coach the Aggies who actually Give A Damn and will get A&M ready to play football games!

We may just have 2 College Football Programs passing each other at Kyle Field on Saturday...

Miami headed UP

Texas A&M headed back to the Dumpster on Fire going down river!

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2. Jeff Scott, South Florida - With a Win over Howard on Saturday Ole Jeff Scott has now won...wait for it...4 games at USF in 3 seasons and Ole Scott may not win another game for awhile >

At Florida
At Louisville
East Carolina
At Cincinnati
Tulane
At Houston
At Temple
SMU
At Tulsa
UCF

We be stunned if USF won more than 1 more game in 2022...Totally Stunned!

3. David Shaw, Stanford - If not for Lincoln Riley calling off the Trojans Offense against Stanford in the 2 nd half USC would have easily scored 100+ points on David Shaw's Cardinal which really is no longer a...

Football Team or Football Program

It's just now...Damn Nothing!

Disgraceful come to mind

Pitiful comes to mind

But what really comes to mind is that the Super Duper Tea Party Candy Ass Football Program that David Shaw has allowed Stanford Football to become is a...

Total Disgrace to Stanford University and to the Game of Football in America!

This isn't Football that is Stanford is playing....it's Sub Tiddly-Winks with Candy Asses everywhere you look that couldn't punch there way out of a wet paper sack on the best Damn day of their lives!

Now at 1 - 1 Shaw and Stanford have left...

At Washington
At Oregon
Oregon State
At Notre Dame
Arizona State
At UCLA
Washington State
At Utah
At California
BYU

Geez...what now...Stanford might win 4 games total in 2022? Maybe...if they are Damn Lucky!

It’s Just A Damn Freaking Disgrace!

4. Karl Dorrell, Colorado - On Saturday Karl Dorrell coached his 20 the game as the Head Coach at Colorado against Air Force and...wait for it....

The Buffs got TOTALLY DESTROYED by the score of 41 - 10!

Why exactly Karl Dorrell was hired at Colorado we will never know because the hire made....

No Damn Sense if your ass actually watched Karl coach at UCLA

AND/OR

Your ass has a 2+ IQ!

Karl Dorrell is a terrific guy and human being and we wish his ass was winning at Colorado but this....

Is A Damn Disgrace to the University of Colorado and Football in America!

Now at 0 - 2 on the season the Buffs have left in 2022....

At Minnesota
UCLA
At Arizona
California
At Oregon State
Arizona State
Oregon
At USC
At Washington
Utah

Geez....the Buffs might not win a game in 2022!

We'll go 2 - 10 record for Colorado in 2022 as a guess and our humble opinion!

5. Scot Loeffler, Bowling Green - With the loss to FCS Eastern Kentucky on Saturday Bowling Green Head Coach Scot Loeffler's records in 4 seasons at the school are now...

Overall: 7 - 24
MAC: 4 - 17

Nothing else needs to said or written on Loeffler!

6. Marcus Freeman, Notre Dame - We have been watching Notre Dame Football since the early 1970s and since the Irish play USC and Stanford every season we have seen lots of Notre Dame games in person in South Bend, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, and at bowl games and here's what we know about Notre Dame Football!

No one with a 2+ IQ and/or has watched 1 Down of Football in their lives on any Damn level would hire...

Someone to be the Head Coach at Notre Dame unless they have been a SUCCESSFUL College Head Coach before!

Hiring an Assistant Coach at Notre Dame who never even sniffed a Head Coaching Job forget about being SUCCESSFUL in that job is...

Total and Complete Stupidity and Level of Human Ignorance that goes beyond the 2003 Iraq War which only a....

Total Damn Moron would have launched and George W. Bush is one of the Stupidest Bastards we ever run into and we known W since the early 1980s!

Memo to Marcus Freeman since your ass knows NOTHING about being Head Coach Son >

Your ONLY JOB Son is to deliver your football team to Gameday...wait for it...is...

READY TO PLAY FOOTBALL!

We are not talking about having a Great Gameplan and making sure your football team is ready on the physical side to play the game....Any Damn Moron Coach can do that if he has a 2+ IQ...we are talking about something far more important Son...

Making Damn Sure Your Football Team is READY To Play the Game!

The Irish on Saturday were...

NOT READY TO PLAY Marshall and that....

WAS YOUR ONLY DAMN JOB KID which your ass is being paid Millions of Dollars to do and if you can't do that Son guess what....

Your Ass Is Going To Get Run....and after Season 1!

This is the Damn Leagues Son not Podunk U so Get Off Your Damn Ass and Coach the Notre Dame Football Team and don't you dare lose to California on Saturday....or your ass might get run right after the game! Kidding of course now…but highly recommend you don’t lose to Cal because if you do Son the folks with the $$$ around Notre Dame gonna start talking about putting a pot of $$$ together to buy you and Jack out!

7. Ken Niumatalolo, Navy - The Complete Destruction of Navy Football continues under Ken Niumatalolo with a loss to Memphis by 3+ touchdowns on Saturday and in the last 3 seasons Kenny Boy has put up records of....

3 - 7
4 - 8
0 - 2

....and we don't see any end in sight of this Total Damn Madness and Complete Destruction of Navy Football...until Ken and his Candy Ass Football is...

Banished from the US Naval Academy....FOREVER!

End This Damn Idiocy already!

8. Butch Jones, Arkansas State - With the Arkansas State loss to Ohio State by score of 45 - 12 on Saturday Butch Jones records at ASU now stand at....

Overall: 3 - 11

Sun Belt: 1 - 7

....and the Sun Belt just proved it's No Damn Joke on Saturday so with these games left....

At Memphis
At Old Dominion
La. Monroe
James Madison
At Southern Miss
At Louisiana
South Alabama
UMass
Texas State
Troy

....it ain’t gonna be easy to get the Red Wolves to 6 wins in 2022 and the Arkansas State folks are exactly patient with coaches that don't get them to at least 6 wins every season!

9. Geoff Collins, Georgia Tech - The Yellow Jackets beat Western Carolina on Saturday which is Geoff Collins...

10 th Win in 4 seasons at Georgia Tech

....and with these games left on the schedule....

Ole Miss
At UCF
At Pitt
Duke
Virginia
At Florida State
At Virginia Tech
Miami
At North Carolina
At Georgia

....it ain't exactly like there are lots of Wins left on Tech's schedule now!

We'll guess 4 - 8 and see if Collins can beat our guess!

10. Steve Sarkisian, Texas - Sometimes you gotta wonder about a Coach like Sarkisian calling pass plays from inside the 5 yard-line with a Freshman QB on the field that ends up getting the Freshman QB injured and out of a game where he's playing some good football, but these are things that....

Great Coaches Think About and A Great Coach

....is not Damn throwing the ball from the 2-yard line and getting his Freshman QB hurt when playing Alabama when you had to know Bama would be coming after his ass!

We really also don't have Damn Clue what Alabama OC Bill O'Brien was doing on Saturday who easily called one of the....

Worst Offensive Games in recent College Football History

....throwing the ball lots when Alabama could have used their running game to pound Texas and hang onto the football but....

Arrogant Asses have to prove their Ass can do something and Billy Boy called lots of pass plays to prove what exactly....that his ass could?

In a game Alabama should have won by 2+ Touchdowns on Billy Boy with Little Nicky listening in on the headset called Dumb Play after Dumb Play and if Texas could tackle as well as Aunt Mildred they easily beat Alabama or if Sark would just....

Run the Damn Ball at the Endzone he doesn't get his Freshman QB hurt and Texas wins the game!

Stupid...Just Plain Stupidity on both side of this Bama - Horns game!

Now at 1 - 1 when Texas should be 2 - 0 and rolling with a win over Alabama the Horns have left in 2022....

UTSA
At Texas Tech
West Virginia
Oklahoma
Iowa State
At Oklahoma State
At Kansas State
TCU
At Kansas
Baylor

Texas could easily lose to UTSA at home and the rest of those games are No Damn Joke either including at Kansas so don't think that just because Sark and Texas gave Alabama a good game...remember now..

Billy Boy O'Brien Dumber than Anyone on Earth…well not as Dumb as George W Bush now

....that they will roll rest of the 2022 because their asses could easily lose 5+ games this season and that happens....

Watch Out Now because Sark's ass is getting run!

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Monday, September 12, 2022 - Herb Brooks

"Great moments are born from great opportunities."

And

"We should be dreaming. We grew up as kids having dreams, but now we're too sophisticated as adults, as a nation. We stopped dreaming. We should always have dreams."

And

"You know, Willie Wonka said it best: we are the makers of dreams, the dreamers of dreams."

And

"You're looking for players whose name on the front of the sweater is more important than the one on the back. I look for these players to play hard, to play smart and to represent their country."

And

"When you pull on that jersey, the name on the front is a hell of a lot more important than the one on the back."

And

"I'm not looking for the best players, Craig, I'm lookin' for the right ones."

And

"If we play 'em 10 times, they might win nine. But NOT this game."

And

"[as the players who were cut depart] Take a good look, gentlemen, cause they're the ones getting off easy"

And

"[making his team do sprints after a lackluster game] You keep playing this way, you won't beat anybody who's even good, let alone great! You wanna make this team? Then you better start playing at a level that's gonna FORCE ME to keep you here! AGAIN!"

Wikipedia:   Herb Brooks 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Sunday, September 11, 2022 - William James

"A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain."

And

"A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices."

And

"Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune."

And

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."

And

"Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action."

And

"An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation."

And

"Belief creates the actual fact."

And

"Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact."

And

"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."

And

"Compared to what we ought to be, we are half awake."

And

"Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits, they would give more heed to their conduct while in the plastic state."

And

"Do something everyday for no other reason than you would rather not do it, so that when the hour of dire need draws nigh, it may find you not unnerved and untrained to stand the test."

And

"Every man who possibly can should force himself to a holiday of a full month in a year, whether he feels like taking it or not."

And

"Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice."

And

"Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is theoretically possible."

And

"Genius... means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way."

And

"How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive of all they do, and of all they are willing to endure."

And

"Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind."

And

"I don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing."

And

"If merely 'feeling good' could decide, drunkenness would be the supremely valid human experience."

And

"If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it."

And

"If you want a quality, act as if you already had it."

And

"Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver."

And

"It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true."

And

"Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second."

And

"The aim of a college education is to teach you to know a good man when you see one."

And

"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook."

And

"The best argument I know for an immortal life is the existence of a man who deserves one."

And

"The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated."

And

"The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it."

And

"The world is all the richer for having a devil in it, so long as we keep our foot upon his neck."

And

"These then are my last words to you. Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact."

And

"To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly."

And

"We are all ready to be savage in some cause. The difference between a good man and a bad one is the choice of the cause."

And

"We don't laugh because we're happy - we're happy because we laugh."

And

"Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is "attitude."

Wikipedia Page: William James

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Saturday, September 10, 2022 - Joe Namath

"First, I prepare. Then I have faith."

And

"If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?"

And

"Till I was 13, I thought my name was "Shut Up.""

And

"To be a leader, you have to make people want to follow you, and nobody wants to follow someone who doesn't know where he is going."

And

"We're going to win Sunday. I guarantee it."

And

"When we won the league championship, all the married guys on the club had to thank their wives for putting up with all the stress and strain all season. I had to thank all the single broads in New York."

And

"When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things."

And

"When you win, nothing hurts."

And

"You learn how to be a gracious winner and an outstanding loser."

Wikipedia:  Joe Namath

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Friday, September 9, 2022 - Darrell Royal

"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."

And

"Breaks balance out. The sun don't shine on the same ol' dog's rear end every day."

And

"Football doesn't build character. It eliminates the weak ones."

And

"I learned this about coaching: You don't have to explain victory and you can't explain defeat."

And

"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."

And

"Once you cross the 50 you feel like an unsaddled horse."

And

"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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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Thursday, September 8, 2022 - John Wayne

"Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway."

And

"If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'"

And

"I stick to simple themes. Love. Hate. No nuances. I stay away from psychoanalyst's couch scenes. Couches are good for one thing."

And

"A man's got to do what a man's got to do."

And

"I'd like to know why well-educated idiots keep apologizing for lazy and complaining people who think the world owes them a living."

And

"Sorry don't get it done, Dude." John T. Chance (Rio Bravo)

And

"A lot of guys make mistakes, I guess, but every one we make, a whole stack of chips goes with it. We make a mistake, and some guy don't walk away - forevermore, he don't walk away." Sergeant John M. Stryker (Sands of Iwo Jima)

And

"Yup. The end of a way of life. Too bad. It's a good way. Wagons forward! Yo!" Hondo Lane (Hondo)

And

"All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else." Capt. Rockwell Torrey (In Harm's Way)

And

"Republic. I like the sound of the word." Col. David Crockett (The Alamo)

And

"I eat as much as I ever did, I drink more than I should, and my sex life is none of your goddamned business." Playboy interview, May 1971

And

"I've always followed my father's advice:  he told me, first to always keep my word and, second, to never insult anybody unintentionally.  If I insult you, you can be goddamn sure I intend to.  And, third, he told me not to go around looking for trouble."

And

"A man's got to have a code, a creed to live by."

And

"Don't pick a fight, but if you find yourself in one I suggest you make damn sure you win."

And

"I want to play a real man in all my films, and I define manhood simply:  men should be tough, fair, and courageous;  never petty, never looking for a fight, but never backing down from one either."

And

"Words are what men live by....words they say and mean."

Wikipedia:  John Wayne

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Post Week 1 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings - Give These Hot Seat Coaches Hell Johnny!

 

Week 1 of the 2022 College Football Season was interesting alright, but especially interesting for the Coaches on the Hot Seat and has set-up some fascinating games in the coming weeks that could lead to some...

Big Job Openings in 2022

....and with that let's bring out the Late Great Johnny Cash!

Give these Hot Seat Coaches Hell Johnny!

Thanks Mr. Cash!

Post Week 1 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

1. Scott Frost, Nebraska - It's hard to know what to make of the 2022 Nebraska football team but they seem to be playing a lot like the Scott Frost Nebraska teams of the past few years and seeing that Cornhuskers were tied with North Dakota at half on their home field on Saturday at 7 - 7 one can only Sigh and wonder just where in the Hell this train is going?

Nowhere it looks like to us...Just Damn Nowhere!

Now at 1 - 1 on the season Nebraska has left....

Georgia Southern
Oklahoma
Indiana
At Rutgers
At Purdue
Illinois
Minnesota
At Michigan
Wisconsin
At Iowa

....and a Birdie in Omaha with 2 University of Nebraska degrees on this wall in his office told us this past Sunday that....

"Frost is going to need 7...maybe 8 wins...to come back next season."

Well....can Nebraska get to 7 wins with the above schedule?

Probably Not and No Chance in Hell Huskers get to 7 wins in 2022 if they continue to play the way they played in the first two games of the season!

2. Jeff Scott, South Florida - The Hits Keep Coming for Jeff Scott at South Florida with an opening game ROUT by BYU of the Bulls by the score of....

50 - 21

...which drops Scott's overall record at USF to....

3 - 19

South Florida has left in 2022....

Howard
At Florida
At Louisville
East Carolina
At Cincinnati
Tulane
At Houston
At Temple
SMU
At Tulsa
UCF

Geez....that's a Tough Schedule and will lead to a....

3 - 9....maybe 4 - 8 at BEST record for USF in 2022 and no doubt if that happens a Very Damn Good Job will come open in Tampa come December!

3. Geoff Collins, Georgia Tech - Georgia Tech looked against Clemson much liked they looked the 3 seasons....

Not Very Well Coached and Often Confused

We don't know what is going on at Georgia Tech practices but it ain't good in our humble opinion and with this left on the Tech schedule....

Western Carolina
Ole Miss
At UCF
At Pitt
Duke
Virginia
At Florida State
At Virginia Tech
Miami
At North Carolina
At Georgia

....there ain't a chance in Hell of Tech winning more than 4 games in 2022 and a Very Damn Good Job will come open in Atlanta come December!

4. David Shaw, Stanford - Every since Stanford Football went to....

Total Cream Puff Offseason Conditioning Program

AND

Total Powder Puff Football Practices

....before the 2019 season the Stanford program has been in a Total Damn Freefall and it's....

No Surprise to Anyone with a 2+ IQ

....because when your ass is running....

Total Creampuff and Total Powder Puff Operation guess what your ass becomes....

Worthless Candy Asses = Stanford Football Today!

In the last 3+ seasons under David Shaw the Cardinal record now stands at....

12 - 24

...and of those 12 Wins.....

Only 4 were against teams with .500+ records!

For all intents purposes....

Stanford Football No Longer Exists on The Farm....it's just a Big Collection of Worthless Candy Asses that a Sorority Powder Puff Team could whip and make the Cardinal Players like it!

What will happen on Saturday when USC comes to town in the 2 nd game under Lincoln Riley?

The Stanford Cardinal will Huff and Puff and Talk Tough....and then Run and Hide like the Damn Cowards they as they get their asses whipped in their own stadium!

Cue Jed Clampett....

5. Steve Sarkisian, Texas - We fully expect Nicky Saban to keep a tight reign on his Alabama football team on Saturday and not blow the Longhorns out of their own stadium because mainly what Nick wants to see happen....

Steve Sarkisian to stay at Texas for as long as possible because the Last Damn Thing Nick wants is someone coaching at Texas that knows what the Hell he is doing as they come into the SEC Conference!

We will go a 20 to 24 point win for Bama over Texas which will leave the Horns at 1 - 1 on the season with these games left....

UTSA
At Texas Tech
West Virginia
Oklahoma
Iowa State
At Oklahoma State
At Kansas State
TCU
At Kansas
Baylor

IF and it's a big IF Texas can beat UTSA in Week 3 it's still going to be very hard for Texas to get to 6 wins in 2022 with that schedule...Very Damn Hard!

Could Steve Sarkisian survive posting back-to-back losing seasons in his first 2 seasons at Texas?

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6. Karl Dorrell, Colorado - Karl Dorrell is a great guy but for the life of us we haven't a Damn Clue why Colorado AD Rick George hired Dorrell before the 2020 season and after seeing first year Head Coach Sonny Dykes bring his new TCU team into Boulder and whip Karl's ass in his 3 rd season at CU we gotta wonder Rick....

What Really Son was your ass thinking when you hired Karl Dorrell?

Dorrell is now....

Overall: 8 - 11
Pac-12: 6 - 7

....and has these games left to play in 2022....

At Air Force
At Minnesota
UCLA
At Arizona
California
At Oregon State
Arizona State
Oregon
At USC
At Washington
Utah

If you can find 6 wins for Colorado on the above schedule you are better folks than us!

7. Scott Loeffler, Bowling Green - In his 4 th season on the job at Bowling Green Scott Loeffler after the loss to UCLA to open the season is sitting on records of....

Overall: 7 - 23
MAC: 4 - 17

....and that ain't good as someone once said and Bowling Green has left to play in 2022....

Eastern Kentucky
Marshall
At Mississippi State
At Akron
Miami (Ohio)
At Central Michigan
Western Michigan
Kent State
At Toledo
At Ohio

Geez....Cue Dandy Don....

8. Ken Niumatalolo, Navy - Hey now....Ken Niumatalolo is a great guy but much like David Shaw at Stanford since Kenny Boy went to a.....

Total Powder Puff and Cream Puff Navy Football Program

...before the 2020 season he has turned his Navy Sailors into the Biggest Damn Candy Asses this side of the Stanford Football Players who are Bigger Candy Asses than the Navy Players and if the two teams did meet to play a game what we could do is give all of them pillows and they could have a Big Pillow Fight in the middle of the field and then afterwards serve High Tea like the Total Candy Asses both teams are!

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Getting back to Navy if the Naval Academy wants to keep putting Total Candy Asses into the US Navy = The Fleet and mind you there are....

15+ US Navy Combat Veterans who are Members at Coaches Hot Seat

....then fine but don't come to us crying that The Fleet is filling up with a bunch of Worthless Candy Asses that Ole Kenny Boy is turning out who has posted a record the past 3 seasons of since Kenny went Total Powder Puff + Cream Puff of....

7 - 15

....which includes an opening 2022 season loss at home to....wait for it....

Delaware

Memo to Ken Niumatalolo: Quit being a Worthless Candy Ass Son and Start Coaching Real Football again at the US Naval Academy!

0 - 1 Navy has left in 2022....

Memphis
East Carolina
At Air Force
Tulsa
At SMU
Houston
Temple
At Cincinnati
Notre Dame
At UCF
Army

Cue Dandy Don for the Worthless Candy Ass Cowards of the Naval Academy Football Team!

Signed,
15+ US Navy Combat Vets at Coaches Hot Seat

9. Butch Jones, Arkansas State - In Week 1 of the 2022 season Butch Jones and Arkansas State whipped Grambling at home which is like saying they whipped....

AIR!

Now that football season is actually going to start here is what Arkansas State has coming....

At Ohio State
At Memphis
At Old Dominion
La. Monroe
James Madison
At Southern Miss
At Louisiana
South Alabama
UMass
At Texas State
Troy

Maybe Butch Jones can get Arkansas State to 6 wins in 2022....probably not!

10. Scott Satterfield, Louisville - The turning point and downward slide for Scott Satterfield at Louisville is when he secretly and quickly found out by the media interviewed for the South Carolina job after the 2020 season coming off of...wait for it....

4 - 7 season

....and now sitting on records of....

Overall: 18 - 20

ACC: 12 - 15

....the 2022 season is Satterfield's Waterloo and every loss will make things just that much difficult starting with the game this coming Friday night at UCF which is a MUST WIN for Scott for Damn Sure and then after UCF the Cardinals still have to play....

Florida State
South Florida
At Boston College
At Virginia
Pitt
Wake Forest
James Madison
At Clemson
NC State
At Kentucky

Geez....if Louisville loses to UCF to start 0 - 2 there's just no way they win 6 of their last 10 games with that schedule and our guess a year from today or rather before Christmas the Head Coach of the Louisville Cardinals football team will be....

Jeff Brohm

Just a guess!

On to Week 2 and as always....

Let's Play Football!

 

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - John McEnroe

"I think it's the mark of a great player to be confident in tough situations."

And

"The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose.  Life is a learning process and you have to try to learn what's best for you.  Let me tell you, life is not fun when you're banging your head against a brick wall all the time."

And

"What is the single most important quality in a tennis champion?  I would have to say desire, staying in there and winning matches when you are not playing that well."

And

"I'll let the racket do the talking."

And

"I'd like to think I could have and should have won more, but that's not the point. And I was at the point where I was playing great tennis in the mid 80s - the type of tennis people hadn't seen before - and I was very proud of that."

And

"If, in a few months, I'm only number 8 or number 10 in the world, I'll have to look at what off-the-court work I can do. I will need to do something if I want to be number 1."

And

"Everybody loves success, but they hate successful people."

Wikipedia Page:  John McEnroe

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Tuesday, September 6, 2022 - Billie Jean King

 

 

"A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning."

And

"Champions keep playing until they get it right."

And

"I didn't really care if I had a coach that much, me personally, because I was brought up to think for myself."

And

"I have a lot to say, and if I'm not No. 1, I can't say it."

And

"I like entrepreneurial people; I like people who take risks."

And

"I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion."

And

"I will tell you King's First Law of Recognition: You never get it when you want it, and then when it comes, you get too much."

And

"No one changes the world who isn't obsessed."

And

"Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life."

And

"The main thing is to care. Care very hard, even if it is only a game you are playing."

And

"Victory is fleeting. Losing is forever."

Wikipedia:  Billie Jean King

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Monday, September 5, 2022 - Hank Stram

"My philosophy? Simplicity plus variety."

And

"There are few secrets in football. So execute."

And

"Yesterday is a cancelled check. Today is cash on the line. Tomorrow is a promissory note."

And

"You can't be fat and fast, too; so lift, run, diet and work."

And

"You cannot win if you cannot run."

Wikipedia:  Hank Stram

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Sunday, September 4, 2022 - Bum Phillips

 

"How do you win? By getting average players to play good and good players to play great. That's how you win."

And

"The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline."

And

"Two kinds of ballplayers aren't worth a darn: One that never does what he's told, and one who does nothin' except what he's told."

And

"Winning is only half of it. Having fun is the other half."

And

"You don't know a ladder has splinters until you slide down it."

And

"You don't win by making sensational plays; you win by not making mistakes."

And

"He can take his'n and beat your'n and take your'n and beat his'n." About Paul "Bear" Bryant

And

"When it's first and a mile, I won't give it to him." On Earl Campbell's inability to finish a 1 mile run in training camp

And

"There's two kinds of coaches, them that's fired and them that's gonna be fired."

Wikipedia:  Bum Phillips

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Saturday, September 3, 2022 - Frank Leahy

"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, September 2, 2022 - Amelia Earhart

"Adventure is worthwhile in itself."

And

"Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense."

And

"Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace, The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things."

And

"Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price."

And

"I want to do it because I want to do it."

And

"In soloing - as in other activities - it is far easier to start something than it is to finish it."

And

"Never do things others can do and will do if there are things others cannot do or will not do."

And

"Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done."

And

"Obviously I faced the possibility of not returning when first I considered going. Once faced and settled there really wasn't any good reason to refer to it."

And

"Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be a challenge to others."

And

"The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship."

And

"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward."

And

"The most effective way to do it, is to do it."

And

"The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune."

And

"There are two kinds of stones, as everyone knows, one of which rolls."

And

"There is so much that must be done in a civilized barbarism like war."

And

"Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, but, they also get more notoriety when they crash."

And

"Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others."

And

"Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others."

And

"The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship."

And

"Adventure is worthwhile in itself."

And

"No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves."

And

"In my life I had come to realize that when things were going very well indeed it was just the time to anticipate trouble. And, conversely, I learned from pleasant experience that at the most despairing crisis, when all looked sour beyond words, some delightful "break" was apt to lurk just around the corner."

And

"The soul's dominion? Each time we make a choice, we pay with courage to behold restless day and count it fair."

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"Anticipation, I suppose, sometimes exceeds realization."

And

"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward."

And

"Worry retards reaction and makes clear-cut decisions impossible."

And

"...decide...whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying...."

And

"Not much more than a month ago I was on the other shore of the Pacific, looking westward. This evening, I looked eastward over the Pacific. In those fast-moving days which have intervened, the whole width of the world has passed behind us -except this broad ocean. I shall be glad when we have the hazards of its navigation behind us." -- Amelia Earhart, several days before she left for Howland Island and disappeared

Wikipedia: Amelia Earhart

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Thursday, September 1, 2022 - Marcus Aurelius

 

 

"A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions."

And

"Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart."

And

"Be content with what you are, and wish not change; nor dread your last day, nor long for it."

And

"Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also"

And

"Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig."

And

"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."

And

"If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it."

And

"It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live."

And

"Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live."

And

"Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil."

And

"Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too."

And

"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present."

And

"Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life."

And

"Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them."

And

"The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious."

And

"Tomorrow is nothing, today is too late; the good lived yesterday."

And

"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking."

And

"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."

And

"Remember that man lives only in the present, in this fleeting instant; all the rest of his life is either past and gone, or not yet revealed."

And

"At dawn of day, when you dislike being called, have this thought ready: "I am called to man's labour; why then do I make a difficulty if I am going out to do what I was born to do and what I was brought into the world for?"

And

"Everything-a horse, a vine-is created for some duty...For what task, then, were you yourself created? A man's true delight is to do the things he was made for."

Wikipedia: Marcus Aurelius

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - Louis L'Amour

"A good beginning makes a good end." 

And

"A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat."

And

"All loose things seem to drift down to the sea, and so did I."

And

"Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before - it takes something from him." 

And

"For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time."

And

"He might never really do what he said, but at least he had it in mind. He had somewhere to go."

And

"Knowledge is like money: to be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value." 

And

"No memory is ever alone; it's at the end of a trail of memories, a dozen trails that each have their own associations."

And

"No one can get an education, for of necessity education is a continuing process."

And

"Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content."

And

"There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning."

And

"To disbelieve is easy; to scoff is simple; to have faith is harder."

And

"To make democracy work, we must be a notion of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain."

And

"Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen."

And

"Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more."

And

"One day I was speeding along at the typewriter, and my daughter - who was a child at the time - asked me, "Daddy, why are you writing so fast?" And I replied, "Because I want to see how the story turns out!"

Wikipedia: Louis L’Amour

www.louislamour.com

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - Plato

"A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers."

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"A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men."

And

"And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul."

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"Courage is knowing what not to fear."

And

"Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet."

And

"For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories."

And

"I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict."

And

"Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil."

And

"Life must be lived as play."

And

"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."

And

"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."

And

"Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something."

And

"If on the other hand I tell you that to let no day pass without discussing goodness and all the other subjects about which you hear me talking and examining both myself and others is really the very best thing that a man can do, and that life without this sort of examination is not worth living."

And

"The beginning is the most important part of the work."

And

"Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul."

And

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything."

And

"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."

And

"Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each."

And

"There is truth in wine and children."

And

"Ignorance, the root and stem of every evil."

And

"Those who tell the stories rule society."

And

"There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain."

And

"The measure of a man is what he does with power."

And

"Death is not the worst that can happen to men."

And

"Character is simply habit long continued."

Wikipedia:  Plato

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Post Week Zero Coaches Hot Seat Rankings - Give Em Hell Johnny! 

 

Week Zero came and went without any changes to the Preseason Coaches Hot Seat Rankings with 6 Head Coaches playing games...

Scott Frost, Nebraska - Loss

Marcus Arroyo, UNLV - Win

Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern - Win

Clark Lea, Vanderbilt - Win

Mike Norvell, Florida State - Win

Willie Taggart, FAU - Win

...and although we did consider for a bit moving Clark Lea down a bit in the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings with Vandy's big win over Hawaii in Honolulu...we thought better of it realizing the Rainbow Warriors will be lucky to win 4 games in 2022 under new Head Coach Timmy Chang!
 

 

 

Post Week Zero Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

 

Give Scott Frost and rest these Hot Seat Coaches Hell Johnny!

 

 

 

The only Head Coach we care to comment on after Week Zero and a Coach we have written a Helluva Lot about here at Coaches Hot Seat the last few years is...

#1 Hot Seat Coach by a Good Country Mile ----> Scott Frost, Nebraska

 

 

Geez Scott...how in the Hell Son can you be in the 5 th season of coaching Nebraska and your football team is...

Out of Shape and Getting Its Ass Whipped in the 4 th Quarter by...wait for it...Northwestern...in the First Damn Game of the season?

It's hard to know what exactly is going on at Nebraska under Scott Frost but we hear things from our buddies who live in Nebraska who hear things out of Lincoln and one of the things we heard a few weeks ago that we dismissed because it couldn't possibly be True...

This Nebraska Football isn't in great physical condition entering the season!

No way that's True we said when buddy and Nebraska alum lives in Omaha told us that 2 weeks ago but alas...

It Be True!

With the loss to Northwestern to start the season at 0 - 1 the Cornhuskers have left..

North Dakota - A Pretty Good FCS team that only lost 16 - 10 to North Dakota State in 2021!

Georgia Southern
Oklahoma
Indiana
At Rutgers
At Purdue
Illinois
Minnesota
At Michigan
Wisconsin
At Iowa

Geez...Nebraska plays the way they did against Northwestern and is really out-of-shape as they looked in the 2 nd half of Saturday's game...

The Cornhuskers will be Damn Lucky to Win 5 Games in 2022!

Well...whatever the Hell is going to happen at Nebraska is going to happen and although we would love to see Scott Frost be a Big Success with the Cornhuskers we have to face facts and the Fact is...

It's time for Week 1 of the 2022 College Football Season!

Let's Play Football!

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Monday, August 29, 2022 - Joseph Campbell

"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself."

And

"Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain."

And

"Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls."

And

"I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive."

And

"Is the system going to flatten you out and deny you your humanity, or are you going to be able to make use of the system to the attainment of human purposes?"

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"It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure."

And

"Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning."

And

"Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging."

And

"The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure."

And

"The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature."

And

"The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."

And

"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us."

And

"When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness."

And

"When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship."

And

"Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself."

And

"Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again."

And

"It's only when a man tames his own demons that he becomes the king of himself if not of the world."

And

"The achievement of the hero is one that he is ready for and it's really a manifestation of his character."

And

"People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life. I don't think that's what we're really seeking. I think what we're seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive. That's what it's all finally about."

And

"One thing that comes out in myths is that at the bottom of the abyss comes the voice of salvation. The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come. At the darkest moment comes the light."

And

"The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy-not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self analysis. What is it that makes you happy? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call "following your bliss."

And

"The happy ending of the fairy tale, the myth, and the divine comedy of the soul, is to be read, not as a contradiction, but as a transcendence of the universal tragedy of man. ...Tragedy is the shattering of the forms and of our attachment to the forms... the two are the terms of a single mythological theme... the down-going and the up-coming (kathados and anodos), which together constitute the totality of the revelation that is life, and which the individual must know and love if he is to be purged (katharsis=purgatorio) of the contagion of sin (disobedience to the divine will) and death (identification with the mortal form). "All things are changing; nothing dies..."

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"Eternity isn't some later time. Eternity isn't a long time. Eternity has nothing to do with time. Eternity is that dimension of here and now which thinking and time cuts out. This is it. And if you don't get it here, you won't get it anywhere. And the experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life. There's a wonderful formula that the Buddhists have for the Bodhisattva, the one whose being (sattva) is illumination (bodhi), who realizes his identity with eternity and at the same time his participation in time. And the attitude is not to withdraw from the world when you realize how horrible it is, but to realize that this horror is simply the foreground of a wonder and to come back and participate in it. "All life is sorrowful" is the first Buddhist saying, and it is. It wouldn't be life if there were not temporality involved which is sorrow. Loss, loss, loss."

And

"Follow your bliss."

And

"Bill Moyers: Unlike heroes such as Prometheus or Jesus, we're not going on our journey to save the world but to save ourselves.
Joseph Campbell: But in doing that you save the world. The influence of a vital person vitalizes, there's no doubt about it. The world without spirit is a wasteland. People have the notion of saving the world by shifting things around, changing the rules, and who's on top, and so forth. No, no! Any world is a valid world if it's alive. The thing to do is to bring life to it, and the only way to do that is to find in your own case where the life is and become alive yourself."

And

"Marx teaches us to blame society for our frailties, Freud teaches us to blame our parents, and astrology teaches us to blame the universe. The only place to look for blame is within: you didn't have the guts to bring up your full moon and live the life that was your potential."

Wikipedia:  Joseph Campbell

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Sunday, August 28, 2022 - Tom Landry

"A winner never stops trying."

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"Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable."

And

"I don't believe in team motivation. I believe in getting a team prepared so it knows it will have the necessary confidence when it steps on a field and be prepared to play a good game."

And

"I've learned that something constructive comes from every defeat."

And

"If you are prepared, you will be confident, and will do the job."

And

"Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you're in control, they're in control."

And

"Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve."

And

"Right after the game, say as little as possible."

And

"Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan."

And

"The secret to winning is constant, consistent management."

And

"Today, you have 100% of your life left."

And

"When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn."

Wikipedia: Tom Landry

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Saturday, August 27, 2022 - Paul "Bear" Bryant

 

"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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The 2022 College Football Season Will Be Coaches Hot Seat 16th Season Covering the Great Game of College Football - Give These Hot Seat Coaches Hell Johnny Cash! 

It's hard to believe it but the 2022 College Football Season is upon us and Coaches Hot Seat is back for a 16 th year of covering the CFB Hot Seat Coaches and everything else that comes to our minds! 2021 was a tough year here at Coaches Hot Seat losing a couple of folks and one of the Heart + Souls of Coaches Hot Seat going back to early days back in the Fall of 2006 when a few of us came up with the idea of Coaches Hot Seat at The Balboa Cafe in the Marina District of San Francisco but we are re-energized for the 2022 CFB Season and with that let's bring out the Great Johnny Cash!

Give These Hot Seat Coaches Hell Johnny!

Thanks Johnny!

1. Scott Frost, Nebraska - Hell...we thought by Year 2 that Scott Frost would have Nebraska Football rolling again but the Nebraska Wonder Boy has fallen flat on this face in Lincoln and in 4 seasons on the job is sitting on records of...

Overall: 15 - 29

Big Ten: 10 - 25

...and if that isn't Total Failure we don't know what Total Failure and so far Scott Frost at Nebraska has been a...

Total Failure!

The Cornhuskers get things rolling early in 2022 with a game in Dublin, Ireland against Northwestern and talk about...

A Helluva Must Win Game

...this is a Helluva On Steroids Must Win Game for Scott Frost because lose in this spot with these games left...

North Dakota
Georgia Southern
Oklahoma
Indiana
At Rutgers
At Purdue
Illinois
Minnesota
At Michigan
Wisconsin
At Iowa

...there ain't a Chance In Hell or Highwater or Lincoln that Frost finishes with a Winning Season and Frost at a bare minimum to stay employed in the Great State of Nebraska has to have...

6 Wins in 2022...Hell he probably needs 7+!

Give Em Hell Scott!

2. Jeff Scott, South Florida - Talk about a Total Failure look at what Jeff Scott has done at South Florida in 2 seasons on the job >

Overall: 3 - 18

AAC: 1 - 14

Bozo the Clown's pet dog could have posted a better record than what Scott put up the last 2 years at USF and either the boy will get things righted in 2022 or it will over in Tampa!

South Florida 2022 Schedule >

BYU
Howard
At Florida
At Louisville
East Carolina
At Cincinnati
Tulane
At Houston
SMU
At Tulsa
UCF

So a kid that has won 3 games in 2 seasons at USF is gonna win 6 games with that schedule in 2022?

Got Not A Chance In Hell?

Yep!

3. Geoff Collins, Georgia Tech - We are not sure what the folks at Georgia Tech expected when they hired Geoff Collins 3 seasons ago but it ain't this...

2019: 3 - 9
2020: 3 - 7
2021: 3 - 9

Overall: 9 - 25

ACC: 7 - 18

This is very simple for Geoff Collins...either get to 6+ wins in 2022 with this schedule...

Clemson
Western Carolina
Ole Miss
At UCF
At Pitt
Duke
Virginia
At Florida State
At Virginia Tech
Miami
At North Carolina
At Georgia

...or it's Dandy Don Turn Out the Lights the Party's Over Time!

Got Georgia Tech will have a new head football coach by Christmas?

Yep!

Merry Christmas!

4. David Shaw, Stanford - The Stanford Folks at Coaches Hot Seat count themselves lucky to have seen the decade long roll that Stanford Football got on between 2009 and 2018 under Jim Harbaugh and David Shaw but now you ask any of them what the Hell is going on on The Farm they will sigh and say...

"It's a Damn Disaster!"

One Stanford alum at Coaches Hot Seat has gotten to see both Stanford and USC practice in the month of August and his evaluation is...

"USC looks like they are ready to light up the Pac-12 and unleash Hellfire on the Pac-12 and College Football under Lincoln Riley!"

AND

"Stanford looks like the Biggest Group of Candy Ass Cotton Candy No Damn Hit Anyone Tea Party Holding Lightweights this side of Pee Wee Herman! Check that…Pee Wee Herman is Tough as Nails compared to these Candy Asses and the last few year’s Stanford team that would be lucky to punch out a hole in a wet In-n-Out bag holding the hamburger and fries that I ate in disgust after seeing Stanford Football practice!"

It Be True...Stanford Football has gone from Winning the Pac-12 and Rose Bowl and 2015 to only 7 years later...

The Biggest Bunch of No Tackling and No Hitting and No Football Playing Candy Asses in America and we have no doubt we could take..

Dozen 50+ year olds down to The Farm and whip the Hell out of David Shaw’s Not A Damn Football Team in a game and in a physical fight after the game and make David and all his Cardinal Candy Asses like it!

The last 3 seasons David Shaw has put up records of...

Overall: 11 - 19

Pac-12: 9 - 15

...and the Cardinal has to face in 2022...

Colgate
USC
At Washington
At Oregon
Oregon State
At Notre Dame
Arizona State
At UCLA
Washington State
At Utah
At California
BYU

Got there is No Damn Chance of Stanford finishing with 6 wins in 2022?

Yep...and if Lincoln Riley and USC comes to The Farm and whips the Cardinal in Week 2 the Damn Team may just flat-out quit on Shaw and Shaw will find his ass fired from his alma mater before the 2022 season is over and if that happens the entire Damn Stanford Athletic Department Leadership will be fired as well because they have let Shaw turn Stanford Football into the...

Biggest Joke West of the Mississippi River in the American Republic that will only get a lot worse in 2022!

5. Steve Sarkisian, Texas - The Texas Boosters have cranked-up their NIL Machine to help Sark to start landing some talent in Austin but will Sark make it to coach the 2023 season at Texas whether the latest Manning Boy is coming to Texas or not?

Maybe...Maybe Not!

Sark was 5 - 7 in his only season on the job at Texas and No Texas Head Coach has survived 2 straight losing seasons in the modern era of college football and we really doubt that Sark could survive it either so on to the Texas 2022 schedule >

La. Monroe
Alabama
UTSA
At Texas Tech
West Virginia
Oklahoma
Iowa State
At Oklahoma State
At Kansas State
TCU
At Kansas
Baylor

Geez...7 wins...maybe for Texas in 2022!

We could easily see Texas winning only 5 games again in 2022 and how in the Hell could Sark be retained at Texas if he posts losing seasons in his only two seasons on the job?

Not a Chance in Hell Sark could or would coach Texas in 2023 if that happens!

6. Dino Babers, Syracuse - Dino Babers has 1 Winning Season in his 6 seasons coaching Syracuse and we really doubt that Dino be able to have another losing season coaching the Orange and keep his job so on to the Syracuse 2022 schedule...

Louisville
At UConn
Purdue
Virginia
Wagner
NC State
At Clemson
Notre Dame
At Pitt
Florida State
At Wake Forest
At Boston College

Damn...that's a HARD football schedule and if Syracuse is not 4 - 1 when NC State shows up to the Carrier Dome on October 15 there's not a Chance In Hell the Orange get to 6 wins in 2022!

Get Yourself Together Dino!

7. Butch Jones, Arkansas State - We don't have any idea why the Arkansas State folks hired Butch Jones a year ago but they did and Butch in Year 1 put up a record of...

2 - 10

Another losing season and Butch is done at Arkansas State so let's go to the Red Wolves 2022 schedule >

Grambling
At Ohio State
At Memphis
At Old Dominion
La. Monroe
James Madison
At Southern Miss
At Louisiana
South Alabama
UMass
Texas State
Troy

Come on Butch...Bozo the Clown win 6 games with this schedule coaching Arkansas State even if he started 1 - 3!

8. Jedd Fisch, Arizona - We are still not sure why Jedd Fisch was hired at Arizona but somehow he was and in Year 1 on the job Jedd put up a record of...wait for it...

1 - 11

Let's look at the Wildcats 2022 schedule to see how long this Fisch Experiment is going to last in Tucson >

At San Diego State
Mississippi State
North Dakota State
At California
Colorado
Oregon
At Washington
USC
At Utah
At UCLA
Washington State
Arizona State

2 Seasons...that's how long the Jedd Fisch Experiment will last in Tucson!

9. Tim Albin, Ohio - Taking over a solid Ohio Football program from Frank Solich Ole Tim Albin promptly in Year 1 coaching the Bobcats put up a record of...wait for it...

3 - 9

Just ain't no way Albin survives if he has another season like that in 2022 and looking at the Ohio schedule...

Florida Atlantic
At Penn State
At Iowa State
Fordham
At Kent State
Akron
At Western Michigan
Northern Illinois
Buffalo
At Miami (OH)
At Ball State
Bowling Green

....just no way Albin is coaching Ohio in 2023!

10. Karl Dorrell, Colorado - In 2 seasons at Colorado Karl Dorrell has posted records of...

Overall: 8 - 10

Pac-12: 6 - 7

...and in what has become a Very Weak Pac-12 Conference and that's....

Not So Good Karl!

Let's go to the Buffs 2022 schedule >

TCU
At Air Force
At Minnesota
UCLA
At Arizona
California
At Oregon State
Arizona State
Oregon
At USC
At Washington
Utah

No idea how Colorado gets 6 wins in 2022...just no idea!

Well we are off and running for the 2022 College Football Season and...

Let's Play Football!

 

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Friday, August 26, 2022 - Knute Rockne

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.

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

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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.

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It isn't necessary to see a good tackle. You can hear it.

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

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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.

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We count on winning. And if we lose, don't beef. And the best way to prevent beefing is - don't lose.

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Show me a good and gracious loser and I'll show you a failure.

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

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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.

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I've found that prayers work best when you have big players.

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Win or lose, do it fairly.

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

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No star playing, just football.

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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.

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

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Let's win one for the Gipper.

Wikipedia: Knute Rockne

 

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