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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, December 9, 2015 – Wilt Chamberlain



“Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.””


“With all of you men out there who think that having a thousand different ladies is pretty cool, I have learned in my life I’ve found out that having one woman a thousand different times is much more satisfying.”


“The man who won’t loan money isn’t going to have many friends – or need them.”


“I guarantee you, if you could give me 10 points in all those seventh games against the Boston Celtics, instead of Bill Russell having 11 rings, I could’ve at least had nine or eight.”


“I believe that good things come to those who work.”


“I get constant reminders from fans who equate that game and my career as one and the same.”


“And I remember leaving my place in L.A. and – my father is a big fight fan – and I said, ‘Dad, I got a couple of days off and I’m getting ready to go to Houston to sign to fight Muhammad Ali.”


“When you go out there and do the things you’re supposed to do, people view you as selfish.”


“If you have ability in a certain area, why not capitalize on it and improve it and use it?”


“We’re all fascinated by the numbers, as we were about the 100 points.”


“I couldn’t have come close without my teammates’ help because the Knicks didn’t want me to make 100.”


“You must understand as a kid of color in those days, the Harlem Globetrotters were like being movie stars.”


“They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they’d make up their minds.”


“Everything is habit forming, so make sure what you do is what you want to be doing.”


“Wilt was one of the greatest ever, and we will never see another one like him.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who broke Chamberlain’s record to become the NBA’s leading career scorer.


“When I started to play with him, he helped make me a better player. We seemed to have a real good feel together, I think it translated into a confidence with him. All players are generally judged by the number of championships they won. Unfortunately, he only won two. His greatness as a basketball player can’t be questioned. He was fun, we used to laugh at him a lot, some of the things that would happen. I once told him, no one roots for Goliath.” – Jerry West, former teammate and current executive vice president of basketball operations with the Lakers.


“As I grew up, Wilt the Stilt was the player. Just the things he was able to do. I guess one year they told him he couldn’t make as much money as he wanted because he couldn’t pass the ball, so he went out and led the league in assists. Watching Wilt, you always kind of got the idea he was just playing with people. That he was on cruise control and still 10 times better than anybody else that was playing at that time.” – Denver Nuggets Coach Dan Issel.


“Obviously, he was both literally and figuratively a larger-than-life sports figure of the 20th century. He dominated his sport like almost no one else.” – Atlanta Hawks president Stan Kasten.


“He was the NBA. He was the guy on the top. Wilt was the guy you talked about – he and Bill Russell. He was the most dominating center – the best center to ever play in the NBA.” – Former NBA center and Bulls coach Johnny “Red” Kerr, who played part of one season in Philly with Wilt and against him for six-plus years.


“He was always a person that I viewed as being bigger than life in more ways than one. I had recently heard through friends and associates that he hadn’t been feeling well, but again, I felt Wilt was a person who was able to overcome anything, so I was totally shocked to hear of his death.” – Al Attles, a former teammate of Chamberlain’s with the Warriors and now the team’s vice president and assistant general manager.


“Wilt Chamberlain had a great deal to do with the success of the NBA. His dominance, power, demeanor and the rivalry with Bill Russell says it all. He will be sorely missed by myself and everyone in the basketball community. Wilt was a great performer and a great athlete.” – Former Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach.


“He was a terrific guy. It is a great loss to the sports world. Wilt Chamberlain had a special place in basketball history and he will be missed. We had many battles with Wilt. He was a fun guy to be around; he was a ‘Gentle Giant.’ ” – Boston Celtics great and Hall of Famer Tom Heinsohn.


“I spent 12 years in his armpits, and I always carried that 100-point game on my shoulders. After I got my third foul, I said to one of the officials, Willy Smith, ‘Why don’t you just give him 100 points and we’ll all go home?’ Well, we did.” – Darrall Imhoff, who as a 6-foot-10 rookie center for the Knicks, guarded Chamberlain during his 100-point game.


“We’ve lost a giant of a man in every sense of the word. The shadow of accomplishment he cast over our game is unlikely ever to be matched.” – NBA Commissioner David Stern.


“It’s a shock to all of us in the basketball community. This is a guy whose impact changed the rules of the game … he changed the interior part of our basketball game.” – Los Angeles Lakers Coach Phil Jackson.


“He was more inquisitive than anybody I ever knew. He was writing a screenplay about his life. He was interested in world affairs, sometimes he’d call me up late at night and discuss philosophy. I think he’ll be remembered as a great man. He happened to make a living playing basketball but he was more than that. He could talk on any subject. He was a Goliath.” – Sy Goldberg, Chamberlain’s longtime attorney.


“He just was a wonderful person. He comes off one way, but he is truly a family-oriented person, a person who loves his friends and friends loved him. … He is a person that will always be one of our favorite, favorite people. Not only because he was a great basketball player, but he was a great son, a great brother, a great uncle and he was just a nice, nice person.” – Chamberlain’s sister, Barbara Lewis.


“I did see him about four times a week – big, strong, big smile. He always thought he could play still better than all the guys in the game could play. He is gone and I can’t believe it.” – Announcer Chick Hearn, who broadcast all of the Lakers games when Chamberlain played for them.


“The 76ers family is deeply saddened by the loss of not only one of our greatest players of all time, but by an incredible human being. We pass along our condolences to his family and join the millions of basketball fans around the world mourning this loss.” – 76ers owner Pat Croce.


“Wilt was a tremendous individual, I really got to know him when I was coaching at UCLA. He spent a lot of time with the team. As far as basketball, he changed the way the game is played. This is a great loss.”
– 76ers Coach Larry Brown

Wikipedia:  Wilt Chamberlain

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, December 8, 2015 – Elvis Presley

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, December 8, 2015 – Elvis Presley


“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.”


“Rhythm is something you either have or don’t have, but when you have it, you have it all over.”


“From the time I was a kid, I always knew something was going to happen to me. Didn’t know exactly what.”


“When I was a boy, I always saw myself as a hero in comic books and in movies. I grew up believing this dream.”


“I think I have something tonight that’s not quite correct for evening wear. Blue suede shoes.”


“Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.”


“Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can’t help but move to it. That’s what happens to me. I can’t help it.”


“Man, I really like Vegas.”


“Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.”


“I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to.”


“I have no use for bodyguards, but I have very specific use for two highly trained certified public accountants.”


‘There are too many people that depend on me. I’m too obligated. I’m in too far to get out.”


“I’d like to thank the Jaycees for electing me as one of their outstanding young men. When I was a child, ladies and gentlemen, I was a dreamer. I read comic books, and I was the hero of the comic book. I saw movies, and I was the hero in the movie. So every dream I ever dreamed, has come true a hundred times… And these gentlemen over here, these are the type of people who care, they’re dedicated, and they realize that it is possible that they might be building the kingdom of heaven, it’s not just too far fetched, from reality. I’d like to say that I learned very early in life that “Without a song, the day would never end; without a song, a man ain’t got a friend; without a song, the road would never bend — without a song.” So I keep singing a song. Goodnight. Thank you.”


“The first time that I appeared on stage, it scared me to death. I really didn’t know what all the yelling was about. I didn’t realize that my body was moving. It’s a natural thing to me. So to the manager backstage I said, “What’d I do? What’d I do?” And he said, “Whatever it is, go back and do it again.””


“The image is one thing and the human being is another…it’s very hard to live up to an image.”


“A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage. It’s my favorite part of the business — live concerts.”


“To judge a man by his weakest link or deed is like judging the power of the ocean by one wave.”


“There is a season for everything, patience will reward you and reveal all answers to your questions.”


“Don’t criticize what you don’t understand, son. You never walked in that man’s shoes.”


“Do what’s right for you, as long as it don’t hurt no one”


“We’re caught in a trap
I can’t walk out
Because I love you too much baby

Why can’t you see
What you’re doin’ to me
When you don’t believe a word I say?

We can’t go on together
With suspicious minds (Suspicious minds)
And we can’t build our dreams
On suspicious minds

So, if an old friend I know
Drops by to say hello
Would I still see suspicion in your eyes?

Here we go again
Askin’ where I’ve been
You can’t see these tears are real
I’m cryin’ (Yes, I’m cryin’)

We can’t go on together
With suspicious minds (Suspicious minds)
And we can’t build our dreams
On suspicious minds

Oh let our love survive
Ah dry the tears from your eyes
Let’s don’t let a good thing die

When honey, you know
I’ve never lied to you
Mm, mm, mm, mm, mm
Yeah, yeah

We’re caught in a trap
I can’t walk out
Because I love you too much baby

Why can’t you see
What you’re doin’ to me
When you don’t believe a word I say?

Now don’t you know I’m
Caught in a trap
I can’t walk out
Because I love you too much baby”
Suspicious Minds, Elvis Presley

Wikipedia Page: Elvis Presley

Post Championship Week – End of College Football Regular Season Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – Will Muschamp to South Carolina Edition – The College Football Regular Season Is Over Johnny Cash…..But There Is One New Head Football Coach At South Carolina That You Are Very Familiar With That Needs To Be Told the Unvarnished Truth! Give Will Muschamp Hell Mr. Cash!


A chair on fire... metaphor "In The Hot Seat"

The College Football Regular Season Is Over Johnny Cash…..But There Is One New Head Football Coach At South Carolina That You Are Very Familiar With That Needs To Be Told the Unvarnished Truth! Give Will Muschamp Hell Mr. Cash!

Post Championship Week – End of College Football Regular Season Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – Will Muschamp to South Carolina Edition 


There were only a couple of changes to the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings after Post Championship Week – End of the College Football Regular Season games over the weekend BUT last week when we started to hear last week that…

South Carolina might actually hire Will Muschamp

…we knew that there would be a new Number 1 Head Coach on the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings if indeed….

South Carolina AD Ray Tanner was STUPID enough to hire Will Muschamp


…and indeed Will Muschamp has been hired at South Carolina and now joins a list of…

The WORST Head Coaches Hires in Recent College Football History


Charlie Weis at Notre Dame
Charlie Weis at Kansas
Lane Kiffin at Tennessee
Lane Kiffin at USC
Mike Riley at Nebraska
…among others (see below)

…and there is a REAL debate within Coaches Hot Seat that indeed…

Will Muschamp is the WORST hire in Modern Day College Football which we date from the…

1983 College Football Season FORWARD

…otherwise known here at Coaches Hot Seat as…

The Post Bear Bryant Era of College Football

To understand what a Completely STUPID hire that Will Muschamp is at South Carolina one must go inside Muschamp’s win/loss numbers at Florida just like we recently did with Les Miles at LSU which showed both why Les Miles was and remains on the Hot Seat today and the numbers for Miles at LSU show that…

Over the past 20 SEC Games that Les Miles has coached at LSU against SEC teams with .500 or better records Miles’ record is 10 – 10


….which at a place like LSU are CLEAR Firing Numbers unless of course you are someone that believes LSU Football should be AVERAGE!


Likewise….looking at Will Muschamp’s FOUR Years at Florida between 2011 – 2014 which everyone would agree is a Top 10 College Football Program at WORST the record reveals that Will Muschamp posted records of…

Overall:  28 – 21

SEC:  17 – 15

….which are AVERAGE AT BEST and by themselves should have precluded Will Muschamp from being hired at another SEC Conference school especially a school in the SEC East Division BUT when one goes inside the above numbers one will find nothing short of a…

Complete Freaking Disaster during Will Muschamp’s FOUR Years at Florida

…and a Complete Understanding of our opinion that…

South Carolina AD Ray Tanner is one of the Stupidest Damn Human Beings now alive on Planet Earth


The FACTS as Joe Friday used to say on Dragnet….

In the FOUR Years that Will Muschamp coached Florida his team played…

49 Total Football Games at Florida

…..and Muschamp coached….

45 Total Football Games Against FBS Teams

…and in those 45 Total Games Against FBS Teams Will Muschamp and Florida faced…

33 FBS Teams with .500 or better records in the year Florida played them

….and in those 33 games against FBS Teams with .500 or better records in the year that Florida played them Will Muschamp posted a win/loss record of…

11 – 22  (.333)

Even WORSE when one realizes that Will Muschamp has STUPIDLY been hired at an SEC school in South Carolina which is in the SEC East and will be facing Florida on a yearly basis in the FOUR Years that Will Muschamp was the head coach at Florida the Gators played….

22 SEC Teams with .500 or better records in the year Florida played them

….and against those 22 SEC Teams with .500 or better records in the year that Florida played them Will Muschamp posted a record of…

7 – 15  (.318)

Please…is there ANYONE with a working brain that can explain to us how South Carolina AD arrived at the point where he even CONSIDERED hiring Will Muschamp at South Carolina forget about hiring Muschamp?

We didn’t think ANYONE with a working brain could come up with a reason to justify why Will Muschamp was EVER on South Carolina’s potential new head coaches list EXCEPT that Ray Tanner may be such…

A Complete and Total Idiot

…that like former Tennessee AD Mike Hamilton Ray Tanner might have listened to a Complete Moron that lives in Memphis, Tennessee who is not qualified to Shovel Shit in our opinion and what is Mike Hamilton doing today after hiring Lane Kiffin and Derek Dooley?

We don’t have a clue but he was FIRED Years ago as the AD at Tennessee for making Complete and Totally Idiot decisions and with that mind…

Welcome to the Complete and Total Idiot Club Ray Tanner!


Even worse than the FACT that Will Muschamp posted…

.333 winning percentage against FBS teams with .500 or better records


.318 winning percentage against SEC teams with .500 or better records

…it’s out opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat that Will Muschamp is…

Unfit to be a college football coach on ANY level and especially a head football coach on the FBS level because very simply in our opinion…

Will Muschamp is an Out-of-Control Whack Job that we would not hire to Shovel Shit because we would be afraid that Muschamp would get mad and start hitting people on the head with his Shit Shovel!

We have a Helluva lot more we could write in this spot about Will Muschamp that we have picked-up from people at Florida and Auburn over the past few years but we are going to hold onto those things for a future date when we are confident they will come in handy when writing about Muschamp’s tenure at South Carolina.

One thing we can do is update our….

Worst Head Coaching Hires in the Post-Bear Bryant College Football History

….which we put out a few weeks and has now been updated to include Ray Tanner’s STUPID hiring of Will Muschamp at South Carolina:

1. Charlie Weis, Kansas

2. Will Muschamp, South Carolina

3. Charlie Weis, Notre Dame

4. Gerry Faust, Notre Dame

5. Bill Callahan, Nebraska

6. Lane Kiffin, Tennessee

7. Lane Kiffin, USC

8. Mike Riley, Nebraska

9. Mike Price, Alabama

10. Howard Schnellenberger, Oklahoma

11. Ron Zook, Florida

Damn….when you are even above the hiring of Charlie Weis at Notre Dame on the….

Worst Head Coaching Hires in the Post-Bear Bryant College Football History

…you have made a Helluva BAD Head Coaching hire and we are confident that Will Muschamp will prove us right by his win/loss record at South Carolina and even more importantly by his…

Outrageous and Over-the-Top Whack Job Behavior

…which in our opinion should have disqualified Muschamp from ANY coaching position in college football which was on dramatic display for ANYONE that was paying attention to see in the recent Iron Bowl between Alabama and Auburn.


Memo to South Carolina AD Ray Tanner:  We believed you to be a Pompous Arrogant Ass a few years ago when you called Paul Finebaum and cried about Finebaum criticizing Jadeveon Clowney which Finebaum WRONGLY apologized for since Clowney was in our opinion and ANYONE else that was paying attention NOT playing hard in his last year at South Carolina BUT now that you have hired Will Muschamp in our opinion Ray….

You Are a Pompous Arrogant Ass that also is a Complete and Total Idiot!

….that has No Damn Business being an Athletic Director ANYWHERE in intercollegiate athletics….in our humble opinion.

Signed:  Coaches Hot Seat

A couple of other notes before we leave the IDIOCY of Will Muschamp being hired at South Carolina we couldn’t help but laugh when we read over the last few days that…

Steve Spurrier supported the hiring of Will Muschamp at South Carolina

…and since we know that Steve Spurrier is one of the most competitive men now alive on Earth can anyone imagine why Spurrier would want Muschamp to follow him at South Carolina?

Think along the same reason why Spurrier left in midseason so he wouldn’t have that…

3 – 9 record that South Carolina posted in 2015 on his ledger

…and wasn’t that early resignation by Spurrier supposed to also be about giving Ray Tanner plenty of time to hire the next head coach at USC and who did Tanner end with after ALL that time?

Will Freaking Muschamp!


Yes….Steve Spurrier will be sitting back in the next few years watching South Carolina fully implode under Muschamp and be saying to anyone that will listen…

“See….only the Old Ball Coach could make the Gamecocks competitive!”

… our opinion at least as we laugh out loud at the Idiocy that “Spurrier supports the hiring of Will Muschamp at South Carolina!”

As for who we here at Coaches Hot Seat would have hired at South Carolina instead of Muschamp that would be ANY college coach in America since we would NEVER hire Will Muschamp at ANY position football-related or ANYTHIGN else but to get specific South Carolina was NUTS not to hire..

Dino Babers, was at Bowling Green now at Syracuse

Jeff Brohm, Western Kentucky

Scott Satterfield, Appalachian State

Matt Campbell, Toledo

Mike Leach, Washington State

Todd Monken, Southern Miss

Matt Rhule, Temple

Willie Taggart, South Florida

Tommy Tuberville, Cincinnati

Bob Diaco, Connecticut

Rod Carey, Northern Illinois

Willie Fritz, Georgia Southern

Craig Bohl, Wyoming

Bob Stitt, Montana

John Grass, Jacksonville State

Chris Klieman, North Dakota State

…just to name a few of the coaches we would have hired at South Carolina but then we here at Coaches Hot Seat are not…

Complete and Total Idiots on top of being Pompous Arrogant Asses

…as is South Carolina AD Ray Tanner….in our humble opinion of course.

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, December 7, 2015 – Douglas MacArthur



“A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.”


“Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul”


“Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.”


“In war, you win or lose, live or die – and the difference is just an eyelash.”


“Life is a lively process of becoming.”


“Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.”


“Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die.”


“The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It’s the age-old struggle: the roar of the crowd on the one side, and the voice of your conscience on the other.”


“There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.”


“There is no substitute for victory.”


“Americans never quit.”


“”Duty, Honor, Country” — those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.”


“Rules are mostly made to be broken and are too often for the lazy to hide behind.”

Wikipedia Page:  Douglas MacArthur

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Sunday, December 6, 2015 – Aristotle



“All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.”


“All men by nature desire knowledge.”


“Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.”


“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”


“No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.”


“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.”


“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.”


“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.”


“Well begun is half done.”


“Man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all.”


‘Any one can get angry — that is easy — or give or spend money; but to do this to the right person, to the right extent, at the right time, with the right motive, and in the right way, that is not for every one, nor is it easy.”


“Man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all.”


“Again, men in general desire the good, and not merely what their fathers had.”


“A state is not a mere society, having a common place, established for the prevention of mutual crime and for the sake of exchange…. Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship.”


“The basis of a democratic state is liberty.”


“With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it.”

Wikipedia: Aristotle

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, December 5, 2015 – Jesse Owens



“A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.”


“Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.”


“I let my feet spend as little time on the ground as possible. From the air, fast down, and from the ground, fast up.”


“I always loved running – it was something you could do by yourself and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.”


“If you don’t try to win you might as well hold the Olympics in somebody’s back yard. The thrill of competing carries with it the thrill of a gold medal. One wants to win to prove himself the best.”


“One chance is all you need.”


“The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself – the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us – that’s where it’s at.”


“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.”


“I wanted no part of politics. And I wasn’t in Berlin to compete against any one athlete. The purpose of the Olympics, anyway, was to do your best. As I’d learned long ago from Charles Riley, the only victory that counts is the one over yourself.”


“To a sprinter, the hundred-yard dash is over in three seconds, not nine or ten. The first ‘second’ is when you come out of the blocks. The next is when you look up and take your first few strides to attain gain position. By that time the race is actually about half over. The final ‘second’ – the longest slice of time in the world for an athlete – is that last half of the race, when you really bear down and see what you’re made of. It seems to take an eternity, yet is all over before you can think what’s happening.”


“I fought, I fought harder . . . but one cell at a time, panic crept into my body, taking me over.”  –on almost not qualifying for the Olympic finals in long jump


“I decided I wasn’t going to come down. I was going to fly. I was going to stay up in the air forever.”  –on his final leap in long-jump competition, a record-breaking 26 feet, 5 and 5/16 inches


“It dawned on me with blinding brightness. I realized: I had jumped into another rare kind of stratosphere – one that only a handful of people in every generation are lucky enough to know.”  
–on his Olympic achievements

Wikipedia:  Jesse Owens

ONE College Football Head Coach Facing A CANNOT LOSE Game In Championship Week – “They got a name for the winners in the world….I want a name when I lose…they call Alabama the Crimson Tide….call me Deacon Blues…Deacon Blues.”


“They got a name for the winners in the world….I want a name when I lose…they call Alabama the Crimson Tide….call me Deacon Blues…Deacon Blues.”

Enjoy the GREAT Steely Dan performing Deacon Blues!

There are a number of College Football Head Coaches facing CANNOT LOSE Games during Championship Week that would be DEVASTATED by a loss this weekend including…

Charlie Strong at Texas who REALLY needs what is an Incredibly Unlikely win over Baylor

Trent Miles at Georgia State who DESPERATELY needs to get Georgia State to 6 wins and a bowl game

Dennis Franchione at Texas State who is heading for the Hot Seat with another loss and 3 – 9 season

Doug Martin at New Mexico State who will try to avoid a 3 – 9 season himself

Nick Saban at Alabama who with a loss to Florida would have created one of the BIGGEST upsets in modern college football history

Bill Snyder at Kansas State who REALLY needs 6 wins to get his team to a bowl game even though in the Age of the Candy Ass the Wildcats might get to a bowl game with a 5 – 7 record

Mark Hudspeth at La. Lafayette whose football team has strangely cratered in 2015 and with a loss on Saturday would fall to 4 – 8 and find himself on the Hot Seat in the process

Joey Jones at South Alabama who NEEDS a win to get to 6 wins on the season and a bowl game for his football team

Dabo Swinney of Clemson who with a loss in this spot as the No. 1 team in the country would give up an EPIC chance to get the Tigers a shot for the National Title

…..but there is really only ONE game we here at Coaches Hot Seat care about and that is the…

Pac-12 Championship Game


….and thus…

David Shaw, Stanford Head Coach, is the ONE Coach Facing a CANNOT LOSE Game on this Championship Weekend


If one takes a look at the performance of Stanford Football since the end of World War II in the 1940s which is the ONLY time worth looking at when comparing today’s teams and head coaches to the past since before World War II is an all-together other historical time from today one finds:

Since 1946 or over 65 College Football Seasons between 1946 – 2011 Stanford Football WON….

FIVE Pac-12 Championships

….in the years 1951, 1970, 1971, 1992, 1999…and on Saturday against the USC Trojans in the Pac-12 Championship Game the Stanford Cardinal will play for its…

THIRD Pac-12 Championship

…in the last FOUR seasons!


Maybe Stanford Football could get into the College Football Playoff with a WIN over USC if Clemson or Alabama lost on Saturday BUT we here at Coaches Hot Seat care little about that now because the First Goal of EVERY Stanford Athletics team is to win the…

Pac-12 Championship

…..and then focus on a potential National Championship and thus we hope that David Shaw and his football team are focused like Hell on a very talented USC team that is playing very well right now and will present a GREAT challenge to the Cardinal but then…

Taking on GREAT Challenges is what makes Life Worth Living

….and thus in this CANNOT LOSE Pac-12 Championship we can only say to the Cardinal:

If we are going to lower ourselves to attend a football game at the 49ers Stadium built in the WRONG DAMN PLACE in Santa Clara instead of San Francisco by that Trust Fund Boy and First-Class Moron Jed York (“Owner” of the 49ers) then for Damn sure…

Play Like Hell. Play Like Champions. Go Win the Pac-12 Championship!

Let’s bring this trophy back to The Farm…The Home of Champions….AGAIN!


Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, December 4, 2015 – Robert F. Kennedy



“There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why… I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”


“Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.”


“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”


“Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.”


“All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don’t. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.”


“The problem of power is how to achieve its responsible use rather than its irresponsible and indulgent use — of how to get men of power to live for the public rather than off the public.”


“Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.”


“A revolution is coming — a revolution which will be peaceful if we are wise enough; compassionate if we care enough; successful if we are fortunate enough — But a revolution which is coming whether we will it or not. We can affect its character; we cannot alter its inevitability.”


“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.”


“Every dictatorship has ultimately strangled in the web of repression it wove for its people, making mistakes that could not be corrected because criticism was prohibited.”


Something about the fact that I made some contribution to either my country, or those who were less well off. I think back to what Camus wrote about the fact that “perhaps this world is a world in which children suffer, but we can lessen the number of suffering children, and if you do not do this, then who will do this? I’d like to feel that I’d done something to lessen that suffering.”


“Some men see things as they are and say, ‘Why’? I dream of things that never were and say, ‘Why not’?” Robert Kennedy made this quotation famous during his 1968 Presidential campaign. Although he apparently used it on several occasions as a kind of slogan, the only occasion for which we have been able to find documentation is his speech at the University of Kansas on March 18, 1968. In its original form, the quotation was said by the serpent in George Bernard Shaw’s play Back to Methuselah , and was used by President Kennedy in his Speech to the Irish Parliament on June 28, 1963: “Speaking as an Irishman [Shaw] summed up an approach to life: ‘Other people,’ he said, ‘see things and say: why – but I dream things that never were and say: why not.'”


“On this generation of Americans falls the burden of proving to the world that we really mean it when we say all men are created free and are equal before the law. All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don’t. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.” Speech, Law Day Exercises of the University of Georgia Law School, May 6, 1961.


“The future is not a gift: it is an achievement. Every generation helps make its own future. This is the essential challenge of the present.” Address, Seattle World’s Fair, August 7, 1962.


“Since the days of Greece and Rome when the word ‘citizen’ was a title of honor, we have often seen more emphasis put on the rights of citizenship than on its responsibilities. And today, as never before in the free world, responsibility is the greatest right of citizenship and service is the greatest of freedom’s privileges.” Speech, University of San Francisco Law School, San Francisco, California, September 29, 1962.


“I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil.” Speech, Athens, Georgia, May 6, 1961.”All great questions must be raised by great voices, and the greatest voice is the voice of the people – speaking out – in prose, or painting or poetry or music; speaking out – in homes and halls, streets and farms, courts and cafes – let that voice speak and the stillness you hear will be the gratitude of mankind.” Address, New York City, January 22, 1963.


“When he shall die take him and cut him out into stars and he shall make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun.” Quoting Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at the Democratic National Convention, 8/27/64.


“President Kennedy’s favorite quote was really from Dante : ‘The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of moral crisis preserve their neutrality.'” Columbia University/Barnard Democratic Club, 10/5/64.


“And as long as America must choose, that long will there be a need and a place for the Democratic Party. We Democrats can run on our record but we cannot rest on it. We will win if we continue to take the initiative and if we carry the message of hope and action throughout the country. Alexander Smith once said, ‘A man doesn’t plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.’ Let us continue to plant, and our children shall reap the harvest. That is our destiny as Democrats.” Testimonial Dinner for Lieutenant Governor Patrick J. Lucey of Wisconsin, August 15, 1965.


“Democracy is no easy form of government. Few nations have been able to sustain it. For it requires that we take the chances of freedom; that the liberating play of reason be brought to bear of events filled with passion; that dissent be allowed to make its appeal for acceptance; that men chance error in their search for the truth.” Statement on Vietnam, February 19, 1966.


“Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly.” Day of Affirmation Address, University of Capetown, South Africa, June 6, 1966.


“We must recognize the full human equality of all our people – before God, before the law, and in the councils of government. We must do this not because it is economically advantageous – although it is; not because the laws of God and man command it – although they do command it; not because people in other lands wish it so. We must do it for the single and fundamental reason that it is the right thing to do.” Day of Affirmation Address, University of Capetown, South African, June 6, 1966.


“Nations, like men, often march to the beat of different drummers, and the precise solutions of the United States can neither be dictated nor transplanted to others. What is important is that all nations must march toward a increasing freedom; toward justice for all; toward a society strong and flexible enough to meet the demands of all of its own people, and a world of immense and dizzying change.” Day of Affirmation Address, University of Capetown, South African, June 6, 1966.


“This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the life of ease.” Day of Affirmation Address, University of Capetown, South Africa, June 6, 1966.


“Few will have the greatness to bend history; but each of us can work to change a small portion of the events, and in the total of all these acts will be written the history of this generation…It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is thus shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” Day of Affirmation Address, University of Capetown, South Africa, June 6, 1966.


“The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of bold projects and new ideas. Rather, it will belong to those who can blend passion, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the great enterprises and ideals of American society.” Address, University of California at Berkeley, October 22, 1966.


“The sharpest criticism often goes hand in hand with the deepest idealism and love of country.” Address, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 24, 1967.


“If we fail to dare, if we do not try, the next generation will harvest the fruit of our indifference; a world we did not want – a world we did not choose – but a world we could have made better, by caring more for the results of our labors. And we shall be left only with the hollow apology of T.S. Eliot: ‘That is not what I meant at all. That is not it, at all’.” 8/23/67, Americana Hotel, New York, N.Y.


“Perhaps we cannot prevent this world from being a world in which children are tortured. But we can reduce the number of tortured children. And if you don’t help us, who else in the world can help us do this?” From Albert Camus. Appears on the dedication page of Robert F. Kennedy’s last book, To Seek a Newer World (Doubleday, 1967).


“Too much and too long, we seem to have surrendered community excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things. Our gross national product…if we should judge American by that – counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage. It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for those who break them. It counts the destruction of our redwoods and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic sprawl. It counts napalm and the cost of a nuclear warhead, and armored cars for police who fight riots in our streets. It counts Whitman’s rifle and Speck’s knife, and the television programs which glorify violence in order to sell toys to our children.


“Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages; the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage; neither our wisdom nor our learning; neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country; it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile. And it tells us everything about America except why we are proud that we are Americans.” Address, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, March 18, 1968.


“I am glad to come to the University of Alabama. I’m delighted to see the inside of this building. I didn’t think it meant anything that they snuck me around the back way. They said someone was waiting out in front there.” March 21, 1968.


“Aeschylus wrote: In our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God. What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence or lawlessness; but love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or they be black. Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of the world. Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.” Statement on the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Indianapolis, Indiana, April 4, 1968. Additional detail .


“What has violence ever accomplished? What has it ever created? No martyr’s cause has ever been stilled by an assassin’s bullet.
“No wrongs have ever been righted by riots and civil disorders. A sniper is only a coward, not a hero; and an uncontrolled, uncontrollable mob is only the voice of madness, not the voice of reason.


“Whenever any American’s life is taken by another American unnecessarily – whether it is done in the name of the law or in the defiance of the law, by one man or a gang, in cold blood or in passion, in an attack of violence or in response to violence – whenever we tear at the fabric of the life which another man has painfully and clumsily woven for himself and his children, the whole nation is degraded.” On the Mindless Menace of Violence, Cleveland, Ohio, April 5, 1968.


“I think we can end the divisions within the United States. What I think is quite clear is that we can work together in the last analysis. And that what has been going on with the United States over the period of that last three years, the divisions, the violence, the disenchantment with our society, the divisions- whether it’s between blacks and whites, between the poor and the more affluent, or between age groups, or in the war in Vietnam – that we can work together. We are a great country, and unselfish country and a compassionate country. And I intend to make that my basis for running.” California Victory Speech, Los Angeles, California, June 4, 1968.

Wikipedia:  Robert F. Kennedy

Post Week 13 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 21 – 30 Hot Seat Head Coaches – The Regular Season Is Now Over Johnny Cash and the Millionaire Coaches Are on the Firing Line….This Is No Time To Let Up….Keep Giving Them Hell Mr. Cash!


A chair on fire... metaphor "In The Hot Seat"


Post Week 13 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings


21.  Brad Lambert, Charlotte – It’s not easy evaluating the head coach of a college football program playing its first year on the FBS leave as Brad Lambert and the Charlotte 49ers are doing in 2015 and we especially don’t like putting first-year CFB head coaches on the Hot Seat which technically Lambert is NOT since this is his first-year on the FBS level….third year overall as the head coach at Charlotte….BUT when you lose…

10 Straight Football Games

….you are going to get the attention of Coaches Hot Seat and that is what Brad Lambert have now gone and done….

Charlotte lost their LAST 10 football games in 2015

…to end the season at 2 – 10 which leads us to ask:

How is that move to the FBS working out for your Charlotte 49ers?

What exactly the standard should be for a head football coach leading a CFB program into the FBS division relative to finding his ass on the Hot Seat is still not very clear to us here at Coaches Hot Seat BUT until we do figure out the proper protocol on that issue we can only say…

Welcome to the Hot Seat Brad Lambert

….and the ONLY way off the Hot Seat is…

Start Winning Some Football Games in 2016 Son!

22.  Paul Petrino, Idaho – Idaho has announced that Paul Petrino will be returning for a THIRD season as the head coach of the Idaho Vandals after posting a record of…

6 – 29

….in his first TWO years on the job which we guess can be characterized as an “improving” football program with the Vandals moving from…

ONE Win in 2014


FOUR Wins in 2015

…and who the Hell knows….maybe Paul Petrino can lead Idaho to SIX-plus wins in 2016….or maybe not BUT when you are sitting on a record of…

6 – 29

….in TWO years on the job you are on the Hot Seat….PERIOD.

23.  Larry Coker, Texas-San Antonio – The interesting case of Larry Coker continues to unfold in San Antonio with some very interesting yearly win numbers being posted by Coach Coker and his football team starting with Coker’s first year on the FBS level at UTSA when the Roadrunners in 2012 posted a record of….

8 – 4

….which was followed by a record of….

7 – 5

… 2013 and at the beginning of the 2014 college football season on Thursday night game on September 4 Larry Coker’s UTSA football team lost to Arizona by the very close score of…

25 – 23

….in a home game in San Antonio and since that close loss to the Wildcats Coker’s UTSA team has produced a combined record over the last TWO seasons of…

6 – 16!

What could cause a football program that looked like one Helluva football program in the early part of the 2014 season fall completely apart over the last year-plus that was capped-off by losing the last game of the 2015 season to Middle Tennessee by the score of 42 – 7?

We haven’t a Damn clue to the answer to that question But for Damn sure Larry Coker better get things turned around in a Helluva hurry at UTSA or we have no doubt the Roadrunners will be out looking for a new head football coach that can get back the momentum that Coach Coker had going at UTSA just a year or so ago.

Yes…it was 15 seasons ago that Larry Coker led the Miami Hurricanes to a National Championship with a win over Nebraska in the Rose Bowl in the Bogus BSC Championship AND no doubt if Coaches Hot Seat had started one year earlier Coker would have been on the Hot Seat in his last year at Miami in 2006 when the Hurricanes went 6 – 6 which led to Coker’s firing which was just the beginning of a long spiral down of the Miami Hurricanes football program…until the hiring of Mark Richt in 2015?

Only time will tell….only time will tell.


24.  Todd Graham, Arizona State – We give very little leeway here at Coaches Hot Seat for…

Coaches that have EVERYTHING at college football programs especially when they are past their SECOND year on the job and don’t meet EXPECTATIONS

….and in 2015 in Todd Graham’s FOURTH year at Arizona State the Sun Devils who were picked by a few to play in the College Football Playoff before the season posted records of…

6 – 6 overall

4 – 5 in Pac-12 play

….and that has landed Todd Graham on the Hot Seat that ONLY a dominating performance in the upcoming bowl game for the Sun Devils will Graham be able to do anything about.

Interestingly in the TWO jobs where Todd Graham has coached for FOUR seasons….

Tulsa and Arizona State

….Graham has posted remarkably similar records of…

Tulsa: 36 – 17

Arizona State: 34 – 18

….at the end of his FOURTH year on the job which is something we have debated in recent weeks to why that is so especially as Arizona State has collapsed down the stretch in 2015 and the consensus here is…

We don’t have a Freaking Clue why Graham’s records at Tulsa and Arizona State are so similar

…..but then we had the opportunity to see Tulsa play in person a few years ago now sitting right behind the Tulsa sideline AND we have seen Arizona State play several times in recent years and watched the Arizona State sideline from on the field and our general impression….

Todd Graham’s football teams don’t have much fun playing the great game of football!

In 2015….that is a BIG problem and something Todd Graham needs to fix in our opinion in the upcoming offseason because Graham cannot afford another…

6 Loss Season

….because it’s our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat that if Arizona State loses SIX games again 2016 Todd Graham will be out of a job a year from today.


25.  Pete Lembo, Ball State – Moving over from Elon for the 2011 college football season to Ball State head coach Pete Lembo came out of the chute on fire posting records of…

2011:  6 – 6
2012:  9 – 4
2013:  10 – 3

….coaching the Cardinals which included trips to two bowls games but in the last TWO seasons Lembo has posted a combined record of…

8 – 16

….and no doubt will be coaching for his job in 2016 because a THIRD straight losing season at a MAC school like Ball State that SHOULD be posting 6 – 6 records at a minimum ever season would NOT be a Good Thing and with that in mind we can only say to Pete Lembo in this spot….

Work Hard Son in the Offseason Son….Work Very Damn Hard!

26.  Chuck Martin, Miami (Ohio) – The case for Miami (Ohio) head coach Chuck Martin to be on the Hot Seat is a very simple one because in TWO seasons coaching Redhawks Martin has posted records of…

Overall:  5 – 19

MAC:  4 – 12

….and it would be just be Damn Wrong of us to NOT put Chuck Martin on the Hot Seat with those kind of records whether Martin agrees with us or not and thus 2016 will no doubt be THE YEAR for Martin which means more than likely….

Either 6 wins or better Son….OR….it’s over for you….at Miami (Ohio) at least!

27.  Chris Creighton, Eastern Michigan – Frankly we know very little about Eastern Michigan head coach Chris Creighton other than he was the head football coach at Drake after Rob Ash who had moved on to Montana State (and who was just fired opening up one of the best jobs on the FCS level in our opinion that FBS assistants wanting to get some experience as a head coach should be going after hard in our opinion since Bozeman, Montana is an awesome place to live and work!) and now Eastern Michigan where Creighton has just completed his second season and has records on the board of…

Overall:  3 – 21

MAC:  1 – 15

…which we would classify as Pretty Damn Bad even considering that Creighton took over a Pretty Damn Bad football program at EMU.

Much like Chuck Martin at Miami (Ohio) Chris Creighton will need to get some more wins in 2016 and get the Eastern Michigan program moving in the right direction or it will be the Hot Seat and IF there are not enough wins….

Maybe the Chopping Block

….because in this age you either perform as a CFB head coach or…

You are on the Chopping Block!


28.  Derek Mason, Vanderbilt – When one looks at what Vanderbilt Football was able to do in 2015 one finds…

4 Wins


FCS Austin Peay

Middle Tennessee by 4 points

Missouri by 7 points

Kentucky by 4 points


8 Losses

….which no doubt is an improvement over the 3 – 9 record that Derek Mason posted in 2014 BUT only a SLIGHT improvement and in 2016 Derek Mason will have to continue that improvement at Vandy and really push for 6 wins and a bowl game next year or the Hot Seat will begin to become very HOT in Nashville!

Keep Working Hard Derek Mason…not that you wouldn’t son!

29.  Chad Morris, SMU – For all the talk about SMU head coach Chad Morris being an offensive genius in Morris’ first year coaching the Mustangs he posted a record of…

2 – 10

…and his last game of the 2015 his SMU football team lost to Middle Tennessee by the score of…

63 – 0

….which makes us wonder here at Coaches Hot Seat:

Just what in the Hell is going on with Chad Morris at SMU?

Well for Damn sure when you are giving up an average of…

48 Points Per Game

….as SMU did this season you are NOT going to win very many football games and we have some new for Chad Morris…

It doesn’t matter what kind of Offensive Genius you are Son….if your football team is going to continue to give-up 45-plus points a game your head coaching run is going to be a short one indeed!


30.  Charlie Partridge, Florida Atlantic – After starting the 2015 season at 1 – 6 we will say that we did see some improvement by FAU in their last SIX games of the season which included….

A Win over Florida International

A Decent Game against a very good Western Kentucky team

A Close Loss to Middle Tennessee

An Overtime Loss to the SEC Eastern Division Champs Florida

A Win over Old Dominion

Now the task for FAU head coach Charlie Partridge who in TWO seasons coaching the Owls has posted records of…

Overall:  6 – 18

CUSA: 5 – 11

….is to win some MORE games and in 2016 we are expecting Charlie…

6 Wins Minimum!

Get Your Ass To Work..Meaning Work Even Harder Charlie Partridge!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, December 3, 2015 – 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.”


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


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


“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.”


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


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


“Go ahead, make my day”


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


“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.”


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


“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.”


“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.”


“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.”


“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.”


“I’ve taken advantage of a few breaks that came along and moved along with them.”


“My old drama coach used to say, ‘Don’t just do something, stand there.’ Gary Cooper wasn’t afraid to do nothing.”


“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