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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, November 13, 2015 – 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.”


“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.”


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


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


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


“Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions.”


“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.”


“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.”


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


“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.”


“…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.”


“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.”


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


“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.”


“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”


“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.”


“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”


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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.”


“The will of the people is the best law.”


“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.”


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


“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.”


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


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


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


“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

22 Best Non-Power 5 Conference Head Coaches Ready to Move Up



There is always LOTS of debate here at Coaches Hot Seat on the best up-and-coming head coaches in college football that are ready for a step-up or return to a Power 5 Conference level team and after much discussion, plenty of wings, lots of chips & salsa, and a good bit of cold beer below is the 2015….

22 Best Non-Power 5 Conference Head Coaches Ready to Move Up

….which is the list we would be working off if we were sitting in an athletic director position at a Power 5 level school and looking for a current head coach at a lower-level school to hire to take over our school’s football program.

Now, each school is different and each of the below current head coaches would fit well at some schools and not fit so well at others and that is something that and athletic director needs to take into account which really goes to an AD understanding his own school first before he decides what kind and which coach and/or coaches he would target to be his next head football coach.  We also have a list of College Assistant Coaches that are Ready to Move Up to Head Coaching positions, but we are still hotly debating that list right now!

We could include a few comments on each of the head coaches below BUT Hell why not just get to the list and be done with it already so….

22 Best Non-Power 5 Conference Head Coaches Ready to Move Up

1.  Justin Fuente, Memphis
2.  Dino Babers, Bowling Green
3.  Tom Herman, Houston
4.  Matt Campbell, Toledo
5.  Rod Carey, Northern Illinois
6.  Matt Rhule, Temple
7.  Doc Holliday, Marshall
8.  Willie Fritz, Georgia Southern
9.  Bryan Harsin, Boise State
10.  Troy Calhoun, Air Force
11.  P. J. Fleck, Western Michigan
12.  Jeff Brohm, Western Kentucky
13.  Tim Murphy, Harvard
14.  Matt Wells, Utah State
15.  Mark Hudspeth, La. Lafayette
16.  Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee
17.  Skip Holtz, La. Tech
18.  Bob Stitt, Montana
19.  Blake Anderson, Arkansas State
20.  Joey Jones, South Alabama
21.  Everett Withers, James Madison
22.  Beau Baldwin, Eastern Washington

We don’t know if Bronco Mendenhall or Ken Niumatalolo would be interested in moving from BYU and Navy respectfully BUT both are Very Good Football Coaches

Bronco Mendenhall, BYU
Ken Niumatalolo, Navy

Other Non-Power 5 Head Coaches To Keep An Eye on in the Coming Years in Alphabetical Order

John Grass, Jacksonville State
Chris Klieman, North Dakota State
Lance Leipold, Buffalo
Ruffin McNeill, East Carolina
Joe Moglia, Coastal Carolina
Phillip Montgomery, Tulsa
Brock Spack, Illinois State
John Stiegelmeier, South Dakota State
Bobby Wilder, Old Dominion

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, November 12, 2015 – William Tecumseh Sherman



“An Army is a collection of armed men obliged to obey one man. Every change in the rules which impairs the principle weakens the army.”


“An army to be useful must be a unit, and out of this has grown the saying, attributed to Napoleon, but doubtless spoken before the days of Alexander, that an army with an inefficient commander was better than one with two able heads.”


“Courage – a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.”


“I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell.”


“I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are.”


“If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world but I am sure we would be getting reports from hell before breakfast.”


“I make up my opinions from facts and reasoning, and not to suit any body but myself. If people don’t like my opinions, it makes little difference as I don’t solicit their opinions or votes.”


“In our Country… one class of men makes war and leaves another to fight it out.”


“It’s a disagreeable thing to be whipped.”


“My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.”


“If nominated, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve.”


“I think I understand what military fame is; to be killed on the field of battle and have your name misspelled in the newspapers.”


“War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.”


“Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster.”


“Grant stood by me when I was crazy, and I stood by him when he was drunk, and now we stand by each other.”


“War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want.”


“I know I had no hand in making this war, and I know I will make more sacrifices today than any of you to secure peace.”


“There will soon come an armed contest between capital and labor. They will oppose each other, not with words and arguments, but with shot and shell, gun-powder and cannon. The better classes are tired of the insane howling of the lower strata and they mean to stop them.”


“There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell.”


“I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah.”


“If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war, and not popularity seeking.”

Wikipedia: William Tecumseh Sherman

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21.  Chuck Martin, Miami (Ohio) – What the Hell is this? Chuck Martin’s Miami (Ohio) team gets a win over Eastern Michigan by the score of 28 – 13 on Saturday?

We are SHOCKED because that is only FOUR wins now for Chuck Martin coaching the Redhawks in TWO seasons on the job which has led to the following records on the board…

Overall:  4 – 18

MAC:  3 – 11

….and we have to wonder….

How man wins can Chuck Martin and the Redhawks get in 2015 still having to play…

At UMass

Hell…we don’t know but it would be nice if Chuck Martin could win his last TWO games and get his ass off the Hot Seat!


22.  Charlie Strong, Texas – We don’t want to write in this spot that we will hear things and repeat them verbatim in this blog BUT a Coaches Hot Seat member was in Austin, Texas last week on business and while eating some of that good Texas barbeque two friends of the Coaches Hot Seat member were talking about Charlie Strong and the following was said after much discussion on the state of Texas football:

“I have this feeling that if the right school made a decent offer to Charlie Strong he would take it.”

What the Hell does that mean?

Would Charlie Strong maybe take a little less money to coach somewhere other than Texas to put the very unique in-fighting that exists around the Texas football program behind him and his family?

We don’t know the answer to that question but as we look over the now open head coaching jobs or head coaching jobs that will more than likely be coming open in the next few weeks….

We have a feeling that if South Carolina offered Charlie Strong $4 million dollars a year he would take it and run for his life out of Austin, Texas….which is our humble opinion of course.

Why would Charlie Strong take a $1 million dollar a year paycut to go from Texas to South Carolina which is clearly not as good of a job as the Longhorns head coaching job?

Call it Quality of Life or call it Something That is Familiar BUT most of all call it…

There are Lots of Pompous Arrogant Asses surrounding the Texas Football program that believe they are God’s Gift to the Earth that can make Austin a very uncomfortable place for a head coach and his family to live and we wouldn’t blame Charlie Strong at all if he went to South Carolina BUT would the Gamecocks be interested in hiring Charlie Strong considering the current state of Texas football?

Maybe…..Maybe Not.

As for the 2015 Texas Longhorns Charlie Strong has his football team sitting on a record of 4 – 5 and Texas still has to play games against…

At West Virginia
Texas Tech
At Baylor

….and unless the Horns beat West Virginia this Saturday we don’t think there is a Chance in Hell that Texas gets to 6 wins in 2015 and that will make Texas a very uncomfortable place for Charlie Strong in the coming offseason AND if Baylor runs Texas in that last game of the season…

We wouldn’t be surprised if someone around the Texas football program steps-up to write a BIG check to get Charlie Strong fired which might just happen because after all….

This is TEXAS we are talking about!


23.  Mark Stoops, Kentucky – Mark Stoops is not an Idiot so like us he could see in live action and in watching a tape of the Georgia football game that his football team was just flat-out…

A Damn Disgrace and Just A Poorly Coached Football Team

….that made one Damn Stupid Mistake after another Damn Stupid Mistake in the early part of the Georgia game and things didn’t get any better as the game wore on and that has us here at Coaches Hot Seat wondering:

Have the Kentucky players quit listening to Mark Stoops and his coaches?

Hey…we are serious about the above question and we challenge anyone to watch the Georgia game and not think the same thing because the TRUTH is…

Kentucky was NOT Prepared or Ready to play Georgia on Saturday…PERIOD!

With that loss to Georgia the Wildcats have now lost…

4 Straight Games

5 of their Last 7 Games

….and if not for that overtime win over FCS Eastern Kentucky we are looking at Defcon 4 for Mark Stoops in Lexington because when you only have wins over….

Mediocre La. Lafayette

Mediocre South Carolina

FCS Eastern Kentucky

Mediocre Missouri

…you sure the Hell don’t have much and why the pressure is REALLY on Mark Stoops in the Cats three remaining games against:

At Vanderbilt

Damn….for the life of us with Kentucky now sitting at 4 – 5 it looks like UK will finish at…

5 – 7

….in 2015 and miss a bowl game AGAIN in Mark Stoops THIRD year in Lexington and that’s NOT good folks!


24.  Todd Graham, Arizona State – In a season that began with Arizona State getting RUN by a very Mediocre Texas A&M team and with only FOUR wins on the board over…

FCS Cal-Poly

Mediocre New Mexico

UCLA which ALWAYS chokes ONE…sometimes TWO Games a year under Jim Mora

Mediocre Colorado

….the Sun Devils have beat next to NO ONE in 2015 and now Todd Graham’s football team which was predicted by some to be in the College Football Playoff is fighting to just get into a bowl game with these games still to be played….

At California

Our opinion…..Arizona State SHOULD win their last THREE football games….BUT more than likely….Arizona State loses TWO of their last THREE football games which would lead to Todd Graham sitting on one of the Hottest Seats in the country going into the 2016 college football season.


25.  Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech – The loss to West Virginia on Saturday adds up to THREE straight losses for Kliff Kingsbury and leaves the Red Raiders at 5 – 5 on the season and needing another win just to get bowl eligible and is that what the “powers that be” at Texas Tech expected from Kingsbury’s football teams when they hired him THREE years ago in Lubbock….

Fighting for bowl eligibility with only TWO games left in the season?

NO…is the simple answer to that question and it would be a….

Complete Freaking Disaster

….if Texas Tech lost its last TWO games to….

Kansas State
At Texas

….which are both Mediocre Teams at best and thus why the pressure is really on Kliff Kingsbury now or face….

A Tremendous Amount of Heat when the season ends on Thursday November 26 in Austin against the Texas Longhorns!

Our recommendation to Kliff Kingsbury….

Beat Kansas State this Saturday at home son!


26.  Rich Rodriguez, Arizona – There are some fascinating things going on with Rich Rodriguez at Arizona and it will be very interesting to see what happens with RichRod in the coming weeks because it’s our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat that Rodriguez is like most Americans that grow-up in the very green American East who are dropped into a place like Tucson, Arizona in the American Southwest which is how we feel as well growing up in the very green San Francisco Bay area which goes something like…

“Hey…the desert here in Arizona is just so Damn beautiful….the Sun is out all the time…the golf is great….the people are easy to be around…..this is just GREAT….BUT!”

Troon North Golf Club Overview, Pinnacle Course Scottsdale, Arizona

Take it from us here at Coaches Hot Seat who routinely travel to Scottsdale, Arizona for San Francisco Giants spring training baseball and to play golf on the terrific golf courses in the state Great State of Arizona that the above is the feeling of people that have grown-up in green places for about….

Two Weeks

…and then you are ready to get your ass back to a place that is GREEN and not that Damn Ugly Desert all the time and thus why it’s our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat that if….

Virginia Tech
South Carolina

….offered Rich Rodriguez their open or might be open head coaching job RichRod would be on the first plane out of Tucson in our humble opinion and with that in mind maybe that is why the Arizona Wildcats have struggled so much in 2015 with a record of…

5 – 5

…with those 5 wins coming against….

Texas San Antonio
Northern Arizona
Oregon State

…which about ANY football coach in America could have coached this Arizona team to wins over and why the remaining TWO games on Arizona’s schedule will also be fascinating to watch:

At Arizona State

Can we envision a scenario where Arizona loses its last TWO games to finish at…

5 – 7

….on the season and shortly after Arizona plays Arizona State on Saturday November 21…or maybe in early December….Rich Rodriguez is announced as the new head football coach at one of the following schools?

Virginia Tech
South Carolina

YES…we could envision that happening and with that in mind let us say a few things about Rich Rodriguez:

In our opinion…when in the RIGHT situation and properly motivated….

Rich Rodriguez is one of the best college football coaches in the country

….and that is why it’s so Damn important for Rodriguez to be in the right situation for himself and also his family and if we were RichRod’s agent right now we would be telling him something like….

“Focus on beating Utah and Arizona State….PERIOD…and let me talk to athletic directors and their “representatives” and we can sit down and talk on the evening of November 21 and see what if any viable options you might have on the table including a few very good jobs that are not now open that are likely to open in early December as coaches move to other programs.”

Focus on beating Utah Rich Rodriguez and the AD at Arizona Greg Byrne should make sure his potential head coach hiring list is updated and ready to go!


27.  Doug Martin, New Mexico State – Doug Martin’s New Mexico State team got ANOTHER win over Texas State on Saturday and now the Aggies record in 2015 stands at….

2 – 7

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

At La. Lafayette
Arkansas State
At La Monroe

…maybe Doug Martin’s team can pick-up another win or two before the 2015 college football season is brought to a close….but who the Hell knows really?

We sure the Hell don’t!


28.  Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M – NO….losing to a Very Average Auburn team on your home field which has been described by an A&M-alum friend of ours as a…

“F-ing Palace where Sumlin better Damn start winning some games in!”


….is NOT a good look especially in your…

FOURTH season on the job


48 th Game coaching the Aggies

….and with that loss to Auburn Kevin Sumlin has entered some Very Damn Dangerous Territory because with the Aggies now at 3 – 3 on the season in SEC play IF somehow A&M lost both games….

At Vanderbilt

….to end the season after playing Cupcake Western Carolina this Saturday and finishing the season in SEC play at…

3 – 5

….there is Very Damn Good Chance Kevin Sumlin is out of a job when the calendar turns to December because that would leave Sumlin’s Overall SEC record at A&M at….

16 – 16

…in FOUR years on the job and if you are paying someone $5 Million Dollars A Year PLUS don’t you think he should be better than…

Just Damn AVERAGE?

YES….and we have to think some of those oil boys in South Texas who dug their money out of the ground the hard way and weren’t handed a…

“F-ing Palace”

….to play football games in feel the same way as well so our recommendation to Kevin Sumlin is..

You better Damn beat Vanderbilt on November 21 son!


29.  Charlie Partridge, Florida Atlantic – Charlie Partridge’s FAU team lost another game on Saturday to Western Kentucky and that leaves the Owls record in 2015 at…

2 – 7 overall

2 – 4 Conference USA play

….and Charlie Partridge’s records in TWO years on the job at…

Overall:  5 – 16

CUSA:  4 – 10

….and that isn’t good Charlie…that’s just No Damn Good!

Here is what Florida Atlantic has left on their schedule…

Middle Tennessee
At Florida
At Old Dominion

How about winning some Damn football games Charlie? Is that REALLY too much to ask?

Didn’t think so!


30.  Bret Bielema, Arkansas – It was NO surprise to anyone here at Coaches Hot Seat that…

The Hocus Pocus that Hugh Freeze dreams-up and seems to work early on in each football season is AGAIN falling to pieces around him and his Ole Miss football team

….and thus no surprise the Ole Miss Rebels Totally Collapsed and lost to a Very Damn Average football team in Arkansas on Saturday and in the process put Hugh Freeze on a trajectory to find his rear-end on the Hot Seat with ONE more loss BUT getting back to Bret Bielema that is now….

5 Wins for Arkansas in 2015

…..which folks are celebrating in the State of Arkansas which should show everyone just how FAR the Arkansas football program has fallen since Bobby Petrino posted a 11 – 2 record in 2011 following a 10 – 3 record in 2010!

With these games left on the schedule….

Mississippi State

….Arkansas SHOULD get to 6 wins in 2015 BUT if Arkansas finishes at 6 – 6 in 2015 that would leave Bret Bielema’s record after THREE seasons on the job at Fayetteville at….

Overall:  16 – 21

SEC:  6 – 18

Geez…..if the above records make supporters of Arkansas football happy then Arkansas football is DEAD because if a Stanford football coach put up the above records right NOW since Stanford football coaches have been told they will be held accountable for the performance of the Cardinal football program on and off the field which began in 2007 there would be…

A Helluva LOT of Pissed-Off Stanford Alums, Boosters and Fans of Stanford Football on The Farm right now with torches and pitchforks!

At Arkansas they laugh at and kiss Bret Bielema’s BIG ASS!

Congratulations Arkansas Football Fans…

You are the BIGGEST LOSERS on Earth even ahead of the LOSERS that support the Dallas Cowboys and that Sorry Excuse for a Human Being Jerry Jones who in our opinion would trade the life of EVERY child in America to win another Super Bowl!

Oh…Jerry Jones played football at Arkansas…see there is symmetry in the world after all!


Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – Veterans Day




“Freedom Is Not Free.”  Colonel Walter Hitchcock


“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy


“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” Ronald Reagan


“Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don’t have that problem.” Ronald Reagan


“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again. Who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause. Who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt


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


“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” Joseph Campbell


“The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” Jeff Miller


“We, too, born to freedom, and believing in freedom, are willing to fight to maintain freedom. We, and all others who believe as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.” Theodore Roosevelt


“Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men.” George S. Patton.


“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave …” Patrick Henry


“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address

Wikipedia:  Veterans Day

Post Week 10 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 11 – 20 Hot Seat Head Coaches – Mr. Cash….We Don’t Think These Coaches on the Hot Seat Can Hear You Johnny…Go Ahead….Give It To Them Straight Johnny!


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Mr. Cash….We Don’t Think These Coaches on the Hot Seat Can Hear You Johnny…Go Ahead….Give It To Them Straight Johnny!

Yep…That’s the Way You Do It Mr. Cash!

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11.  Craig Bohl, Wyoming – On Saturday Craig Bohl’s Wyoming football team lost to Colorado State by the score of 26 – 7 to lose the Bronze Boot Game to the Rams for the THIRD straight year which is the SECOND straight under Cowboys head coach Bohl and if there is one piece of advice we would give to Craig Bohl now that he is the head coach of the Pokes….

Beat Colorado State Son…like Next Year or your stay in Laramie is going to be a short one!


Now in his SECOND year with the Wyoming Craig Bohl is now sitting on records of….

Overall:  5 – 17

MWC:  3 – 11

….and in 2015 records of…

1 – 9 overall

1 – 5 in MWC play

…..and if that won’t land your rear-end on the Hot Seat then NOTHING WILL!

Wyoming has left in 2015:

At San Diego State

Yes….these are hard times on the plains of Wyoming and it’s going to take a Herculean job by Craig Bohl to turn things around with the Cowboys football program and now Bohl probably understands why in the 60-plus years since the legendary coach Bowden Wyatt left Wyoming after SIX years on the job for Arkansas and then later Tennessee before becoming a member of the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach the average stay of a head football coach at Wyoming has been….

3.27 Years

….with 4 out of the last 15 head football coaches at Wyoming staying 2 years or less on the job!

Wyoming is just Flat-Out a TOUGH head coaching position and it takes a very unique kind of coach who may or may not be a great head coach but for Damn sure he is an…

Unique Kind of Coach

….that fits well on the very unique plains of Wyoming.

Continued Good Luck Coach Bohl….You Will Need It Son Because…You Are At Wyoming!


12,  Trent Miles, Georgia State – Georgia State gave La. Lafayette a pretty good game on Saturday before losing 23 – 21 at home in the Georgia Dome which is one the main selling features of the Georgia State football program in our opinion….

That you get to play in the Georgia Dome (and the new Falcons stadium we would guess when Dome torn down)

….and with that loss Trent Miles records at Georgia State in his THIRD year at the school dropped to…

Overall:  3 – 29

Sun Belt: 1 – 18

….and in the words of someone in the South that must have said the following in the past century or so…

“That ain’t good son….that’s just no Damn good!”

…you have the current state of the Georgia State football program 32 games into Trent Miles tenure coaching the Panthers.

Left on Georgia State’s schedule are games against…

At Texas State
South Alabama
At Georgia Southern

….and we are going to role-play the Georgia State AD in this spot and call Trent Miles into our office on this Tuesday November 10 and say to Coach Miles:

Georgia State AD talking to Trent Miles in his/her office:  Coach Miles….your record in three years at this school is 3 – 29 and you have 1 Sun Belt Conference win. In case you didn’t know it….that ain’t good soon…that’s just no Damn good. Now I will tell you what….I am in a giving mood today….my wife had sex with me last night for the first time in weeks and the girl at Starbucks got my coffee drink right for the first time in weeks so I am happy as dog that just stumbled onto an overturned 18-wheeler that was full of high-quality steaks. If you can win THREE of your last FOUR games you can come back in 2016…ANYTHING short of that and it’s Hasta La Vista son as my friends south of the border like to say!”

There you go Trent Miles…win THREE of your last FOUR games and you will get another season coaching the….

Georgia State Panthers!

Good Luck Son!


13.  Steve Addazio, Boston College – With Boston College’s loss NC State on Saturday by the score of 24 – 8 that means in 2015 the BC offense has scored….

173 points in 2015

….BUT if you take out the 76 points that Boston College scored against FCS and Big-Time CUPCAKE Howard and the 24 points scored against FCS and another Big-Time CUPCAKE Maine the Eagles have scored…

73 points in 8 Football Games Against FBS Opponents


9.125 Points Per Game!

Uhhhhh….as someone might say in the South to Steve Addazio although we would recommend they not say it right to Steve’s face…

“That ain’t good son….that’s just no Damn good!”

With that loss to NC State Steve Addazio’s records at Boston College in his THIRD year on the job continue to spiral down…

Overall:  17 – 19

ACC:  8 – 15

…and the Eagles still have to play….

Notre Dame at Fenway Park
At Syracuse

…..and Hell if BC loses their last two games then we would recommend that Steve Addazio be sedated after the loss to the Orange and be brought back to Boston in some kind of padded van because we wouldn’t want to be on a plan with Steve in that situation…..which is just our humble opinion mind you!


14.  Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia – Crazy Boy Dana Holgorsen got his MUST WIN over Texas Tech on Saturday to raise the Mountaineers records in 2015 to…

4 -4 overall

1 – 4 in Big 12 play

….and now Dana Holgorsen’s records at West Virginia since the Mountaineers entered the Big 12 and since WVU destroyed Clemson in the January 2012 Orange Bowl game which is from the 2013 season forward stand at….

Overall:  22 – 24

Big 12:  12 – 20

….and interestingly since Dabo Swinney’s Clemson football team got DESTROYED in that 2012 Orange Bowl game by West Virginia Dabo has posted records coaching the Tigers of…

Overall:  41 – 7

ACC:  26 – 4


WOW! Clearly Dabo Swinney got Pissed-Off after Clemson got DESTROYED in that Orange Bowl game and West Virginia went into the Big 12 Conference which has seen the Mountaineers play below average football in what has become one of the toughest conferences in the country to operate and win in since there are just…

So Many Damn Points Being Scored in Big 12 Country These Days

….which wouldn’t be a problem here at Coaches Hot Seat since the CHS Flag-Football Team has scored touchdowns on ALL 187 drives it has begun in 2015!

Getting back to Crazy Boy Dana Holgorsen the 4 – 4 Mountaineers have left games against…

At Kansas
Iowa State
At Kansas State

….and we see No Damn Reason at All why West Virginia doesn’t win ALL FOUR of its remaining games against VERY AVERAGE teams that Crazy Boy Dana Holgorsen SHOULD BEAT in his FIFTH season on the job in Morgantown.

Good Luck against the Horns Crazy Boy!


15.  Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech – Take a look at Paul Johnson’s yearly record results in the EIGHT seasons he has been the head coach at Georgia Tech:

2008:  9 – 4
2009:  10 – 3
2010:  6 – 7
2011:  8 – 5
2012:  7 – 7
2013:  7 – 6
2014:  11 – 3
2015:  3 – 6

…and if you toss out the TWO seasons when the Yellow Jackets won 10-plus games in 2009 and 2014 Georgia Tech under Paul Johnson has averaged losing…

5.17 Games Per Year

…..which in the parlance of the South….

“That ain’t good son….that’s just no Damn good!”

Now at 3 – 6 on the season and facing missing a bowl game for the first time at Georgia Tech which his akin to being…

Totally and Completely Worthless

….since bowls on the FBS level of football are the ULTIMATE…

Participation Trophy for Average Candy Asses

….the Yellow Jackets have left to play this season….

Virginia Tech
At Miami

….and Hell the way Tech has been playing they could EASILY lose all of their remaining games which we think that even in the…

Age of the Candy Ass

…that would disqualify Tech from going to a bowl game….MAYBE…because after all we are living in the…

Age of the Candy Ass

…and if you are upright and breathing in 2015 your FBS team can get to a bowl game!

16.  Scott Shafer, Syracuse – With the Syracuse loss to the Louisville on Saturday by the score of 41 – 17 that drops the Orange records in 2015 to…

3 – 6 overall

1 – 4 in ACC play

….and Scott Shafer’s records in his THIRD year at Syracuse to…

Overall:  13 – 21

ACC:  6 – 15

…..and the Orange still have to play games against…

At NC State
Boston College

…and Whoa Momma that November 28 game against Boston College when both teams will probably be coming into the game at…

3 – 8 on the season

…should be a Humdinger with the LOSING coach…

Being Fired on the Field

…and the WINNING coach….

Being Fired on Sunday Morning!

Coach Hard Boys!


17.  Paul Haynes, Kent State – “Just the Facts Ma’am…Just the Facts on Paul Haynes Records in THREE Seasons at Kent State”

Overall:  9 – 23

MAC:  6 – 14


Kent State still has to play in 2015 games against…

At Ohio
Central Michigan
At Akron


“That ain’t good son….that’s just no Damn good!”


18.  Tim DeRuyter, Fresno State – With the loss to Nevada last Thursday the Fresno State Bulldogs dropped to 2 – 7 on the season and no doubt Tim DeRuyter’s frustration level continues to rise because after posting records in his first two seasons at Fresno State of…

2012:  9 – 4
2013:  11 – 2

….over the past TWO seasons the Bulldogs have compiled a record of….

8 – 15

…and you got it…

“That ain’t good son….that’s just no Damn good!”

Sitting on a record of 2 – 7 in 2015 the Bulldogs still have to play games against…

At Hawaii
Colorado State

….and besides the Warriors finding another win is NOT going to be an easy thing to do for DeRuyter and his football team….NOPE…not going to be easy folks!


19.  Ron Caragher, San Jose State – Ron Caragher almost beat BYU on Friday night going for two points at the end of regulation and the WIN before losing 17 – 16 which is pretty impressive since BYU has a pretty good football team this season BUT with that loss the Spartans records in 2015 dropped to…

4 – 5 overall

3 – 2 in MWC play

….and San Jose State still has to play games against….

At Nevada
At Hawaii
Boise State

….and as tough as Boise State has been of late we would recommend that Ron Caragher and his football team beat Nevada and Hawaii to get SIX wins on the board before Boise State comes to town on Friday, November 27!

20.  Paul Petrino, Idaho – Idaho was up BIG on South Alabama on Saturday before losing 52 – 45 so maybe Paul Petrino is starting to hit his stride coaching the Vandals with THREE wins on the board and close calls in losses in the last TWO games which leaves Idaho’s records in 2015 at…

3 – 6 overall

2 – 4 in Sun Belt play

….with these games still left on the board:

Appalachian State
At Auburn
Texas State

Hell…we see No Damn Reason at all why Idaho doesn’t have FIVE wins when the 2015 season is over…

No Damn Reason at All!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, November 10, 2015 – George S. Patton



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


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


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


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


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


“Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.”


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Wikipedia Page:  George S. Patton

Post Week 10 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 1 – 10 Hot Seat Head Coaches – Mr. Cash the 2015 College Football Season is Winding Down Which Means the Hot Seat Is Heating Up! Give These Prima Donna Football Coaches Hell Mr. Cash….Just Keep Giving Them Hell!


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Mr. Cash the 2015 College Football Season is Winding Down Which Means the Hot Seat Is Heating Up! Give These Prima Donna Football Coaches Hell Mr. Cash….Just Keep Giving Them Hell!

Post Week 10 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings


1.  Kevin Wilson, Indiana – Indiana gave undefeated Iowa a pretty tough game on Saturday BUT with the loss to the Hawkeyes that is FIVE straight losses now which leaves Kevin Wilson’s Hoosiers records in 2015 at….

4 – 5 overall

0 – 5 in Big Ten play

….and IU still has to play games against…

At Maryland
At Purdue

Can Indiana find TWO more wins to get to 6 wins on the season and in the process save Kevin Wilson’s job who now sits on records of…

Overall: 18 – 39

Big Ten: 6 – 31

….in FIVE seasons on the job which includes NO .500 or better records or bowl game trips and thus why Kevin Wilson is sitting on the No. 1 Hot Seat in college football?

Maybe….BUT…we rather doubt the Hoosiers can handle Michigan so those last two games against Maryland and Purdue will be MUST WINS for Kevin Wilson and the Hoosiers.

2.  Todd Berry, La. Monroe – With La. Monroe’s 51 – 14 loss to Troy which has a first-year head coach on the sideline the unraveling of the Warhawks football team continues which leaves their record on the season at…

1 – 8 overall

0 – 5 in Sun Belt play

….and that now leaves Todd Berry’s records in SIX seasons on the job at…

Overall: 28 – 42

Sun Belt: 20 – 24

….which would we classify as Worse Than Expected at a place like La. Monroe and why head coach Todd Berry’s is sitting on one of the Hottest Seats in the country right now!


3.  Darrell Hazell, Purdue – With Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell’s football team losing at home to Illinois on Saturday by the score of 48 – 14 which runs Hazell’s records at Purdue in THREE seasons on the job to…

Overall: 6 – 27

Big Ten: 2 – 19

….we can only laugh at a headline like this one…

Facing huge buyout, Purdue reportedly will keep football coach Darrell Hazell, Matt Bonesteel, Washington Post

…which includes this INSANE nugget:

“Darrell Hazell is 6-26 in his two-plus seasons as Purdue’s football coach, and the Boilermakers have just two wins this season (one of them against FCS Indiana State). But according to Yahoo’s Pat Forde, that’s good enough.

Though it has yet to be officially announced, Forde reports that the school intends to keep Hazell for the 2016 season.

Former Boilermakers coach Joe Tiller told Forde that the school probably doesn’t want to pay Hazell’s buyout, which would be about $6.6 million if they fired him after this season. Hazell’s contract runs through the 2018 season.”

Darrell Hazell has a buyout of $6.6 Million Dollars?

Please….what has Darrell Hazell EVER done on this Earth to have earned a contract that would guarantee him a $6.6 Million Dollar buyout?

Oh…that’s right…we are talking about a college athletic director here…

Morgan Burke the Purdue AD

….who like MOST college athletic directors in America…

Doesn’t Know His Ass From the Side of a Barn

…when it comes to negotiating with coaches and their agents and thus…

Darrell Hazell has a $6.6 Million Dollar Buyout

…..and he has won…

TWO Big Ten Conference Games in THREE seasons on the job! the way….after THREE seasons on the job below are how many Big Ten games the last two head coaches at Purdue had won:

Danny Hope = 10 Big Ten Games after THREE seasons

Joe Tiller = 16 Big Ten Games after THREE seasons

Forget firing Darrell Hazell fans of Purdue football…

Toss AD Morgan Burke’s ass off the Purdue campus before he fires Darrell Hazell and then gets rolled by another coach and/or the coach’s agent!

A few years ago a member of Coaches Hot Seat was talking to a agent that represents MANY football coaches and this agent didn’t know that our person was a member of our little Coaches Hot Seat group and here is what that agent said about athletic directors:

“Some of the Stupidest Damn People in America when it comes to negotiating contracts and money!”

That’s right…..and we totally agree….Athletic Directors are….

“Some of the Stupidest Damn People in America when it comes to negotiating contracts and money!”

….and put Purdue AD Morgan Burke right at the top of that list because after all..

Darrell Hazell has a Freaking $6.6 Million Dollar Buyout!

Next up for the 2 – 7 Boilermakers….

At Northwestern
At Iowa

Got 2 – 10 Purdue and Mr. “I am so Damn Stupid I will give a $6.6 Million Dollar Buyout to a coach that has NOT earned it Morgan Burke” the AD at Purdue we remind you again?

Cue Forrest Gump…


“Stupid is as Stupid does” and Morgan Burke is STUPID….PERIOD!


4.  Curtis Johnson, Tulane – With Tulane’s close loss to UConn on Saturday the FACTS relative to Curtis Johnson in FOUR years coaching the Green Wave stand at…

Overall: 14 – 32

Conference: 10 – 20

…and in 2015 Tulane now stands at…

2 – 7 overall

1 – 5 in AAC play

…and Tulane still has to play games against…

At Army

Hell….Army and SMU are REALLY struggling this season so we see No Damn Reason at all that Tulane doesn’t win at least TWO more games in 2015….right?


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5.  Paul Rhoads, Iowa State – With the very predictable Oklahoma drubbing of Iowa State on Saturday of 52 – 16 the Cyclones dropped to…

3 – 6 overall

2 – 4 in Big 12 play

…and Iowa State still has to play games against…

Oklahoma State
At Kansas State
At West Virginia

……which looks a Helluva lot like a 3 – 9 finish in Paul Rhoads SEVENTH season at Iowa State which is very simply…

A Very Bad Damn Look

…especially considering that 3 wins in 2015 would mean the Iowa State would have won….

8 Games TOTAL

…the last THREE football seasons combined!

No…these are NOT good times for Iowa State football especially considering what Iowa is doing in 2015 and the jump that a program like Baylor has made in the last few years…no NOT a good look at all folks for the Cyclones.


6.  Mike London, Virginia – If there was one thing that Mike London didn’t need was a loss to a Miami team that had already fired its head coach and unfortunately the Hurricanes beat the Cavs on Saturday which drops UVA’s records in 2015 to….

3 – 6 overall

2 – 3 in ACC play

…and Mike London’s records in SIX seasons at Virginia to:

Overall: 26 – 44

ACC: 13 – 32

Damn…..if those kinds of records can keep you employed at Virginia then Virginia football is DEAD…just FLAT DEAD!

Left on the schedule for the 3 – 6 Cavs….

At Louisville
Virginia Tech

Keep fighting Cavs….because there is NOTHING else to do but to keep fighting!


7.  Mike Riley, Nebraska – To the members of Coaches Hot Seat that got to watch Mike Riley coach at Oregon State for 14 seasons in two different stints that Nebraska beat Michigan State the week after losing to an awful Purdue team the week before was just….

“Mike Riley being Mike Riley!”

….and Nebraska fans can expect plenty more Highs and Lows in the coming years that make No Damn Sense at all because that is just…

“Mike Riley being Mike Riley!”

Since Overall Yearly Records can often deceive since there are so many Cupcake games now being played by Power 5 schools we firmly believe that a head coach at the Power 5 level should be evaluated on his Conference records and with that in mind let’s take a look at Mike Riley’s Yearly Pac-12 Conference Records at Oregon State:

1997:  0 – 8
1998:  2 – 7
2003:  4 – 4
2004:  5 – 3
2005:  3 – 5
2006:  6 – 3
2007:  6 – 3
2008:  7 – 2
2009:  6 – 3
2010:  4 – 5
2011:  3 – 6
2012:  6 – 3
2013:  4 – 5
2014:  2 – 7

Is there ANYTHING consistent about Mike Riley’s Pac-12 Conference Records at Oregon State?

No…that’s just…

“Mike Riley being Mike Riley!”

….and why Nebraska fans better settle in because if form holds because more than likely Nebraska will lose this coming Saturday at Rutgers and then give Iowa a good game at home in Lincoln on November 27 because that’s just…

“Mike Riley being Mike Riley!”


8.  Mike MacIntyre, Colorado – A few dozen Coaches Hot Seat members were in Boulder, Colorado on Saturday to watch Stanford play and beat the CU Buffs by the score of 42 – 10 and our assessment of the Colorado football program in Mike MacIntyre’s THIRD season on the job is…

“Colorado football is better than when Mike MacIntyre took over before the 2013 season but they still have a Helluva long way to go to be competitive in the Pac-12 Conference and without some HUGE strides in recruiting it will be an almost impossible task for the Buffs to catch-up to their Pac-12 rivals anytime soon or EVER for that matter.”

Can Colorado now at 4 – 6 on the season find 2 more wins out of their remaining 3 games?

At Washington State
At Utah

No….NOT A Chance in Hell can Colorado win 2 of their last 3 games or ANY of their last 3 games in our opinion because USC, Washington State and Utah are ALL playing as good or better than Stanford right now and the Buffs just lost by 32 points to the Cardinal!


9.  Mark Richt, Georgia – Forgetting about Mark Richt for a moment the Kentucky football team that went into Sanford Stadium on Saturday looked like…

One of the WORST coached football teams we have seen play all season on the Power 5 conference level

….which we will have more to say about tomorrow when discussing Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops’ quickly heating up rear-end BUT getting back to Mark Richt we could not agree more with the Twitter account of….


…which Tweeted this picture about Georgia football out over the last couple of days…


…because after all we are talking about GEORGIA FOOTBALL here where beating Kentucky at home should NOT be a big deal and playing for and winning…

SEC and National Championships

….should be a regular occurrence….right?


With the win over Kentucky Mark Richt and his Georgia Bulldogs now have 5 wins on the season over FBS teams and the Combined Win/Loss Record of those 5 teams is…

15 – 30

…so in other words….

Georgia Football has beaten NO ONE in 2015

…..and the now 6 – 3 and Massively Underachieving Bulldogs have left on their schedule…

At Auburn now at 5 – 4
Georgia Southern now at 6 – 2
At Georgia Tech now at 3 – 6

….which isn’t exactly Murders Row coming up BUT can Mark Richt survive losses to any of the teams still on UGA’s schedule of Auburn, Georgia Southern or Georgia Tech?

Not likely because a FOUR loss season with the amount of talent that Bulldogs have on their roster which rivals Alabama in total team talent is really only one thing:

Freaking Obscene!


10.  Kyle Flood, Rutgers – With yet another loss…this time to Michigan…the pressure increases even more on Kyle Flood at Rutgers and on that subject we noted the below line from a story at….

Does Rutgers coach Kyle Flood believe job security is tied to making a bowl?, Keith Sargeant,

“Flood’s No. 10 standing on the popular website,, is another example of how Flood’s record is being scrutinized by fans and media alike.”

Coaches Hot Seat is a “popular” website?

Hell…we didn’t realize that Coaches Hot Seat was a “popular” website but then we all have full-time day jobs trying to keep food on the table and roof over our families’ heads so there is little time to worry about being “popular” or not which brings us back to Kyle Flood who in FOUR seasons at Rutgers has posted records of…

Overall: 25 – 21

Conference: 12 – 16

….which we would classify as AVERAGE at best considering the Rutgers program he took over from the always “popular” among the media Greg Schiano who if you like Greg Schiano or not and…

Greg Schiano can be an ASS at times

….did a remarkable job turning Rutgers into a consistent winner taking the Scarlet Knights to SIX bowl games in his last SEVEN years on the job.

Is Kyle Flood’s job status tied to Rutgers making a bowl in 2015?

Without the academic “situation” and suspension of Kyle Flood earlier this season probably not…BUT Rutgers is in the Big Ten Conference now and will have to start playing a Helluva lot better football to compete in the Big Ten Eastern division which is loaded with powerful football programs and thus why a sub .500 record by Kyle Flood in 2015 could be the end of the line for Flood at Rutgers.

Now at 3 – 6 on the season Rutgers has left on their schedule….

At Army

…..and ALL three of the above remaining games are Very Winnable and thus why we expect Rutgers to finish at…

6 – 6

…in 2015 BUT the Scarlet Knights MUST first beat Nebraska on Saturday in a classic late college football season…

Hot Seat Coach vs. Hot Seat Coach

….coaching match-up!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, November 9, 2015 – Chester William Nimitz



“I do believe we are going to have a major war, with Japan and Germany, and that the war is going to start by a very serious surprise attack and defeat of U.S. armed forces, and that there is going to be a major revulsion on the part of the political power in Washington against all those in command at sea, and they are going to be thrown out, though it won’t be their fault necessarily. And I wish to be in a position of sufficient prominence so that I will then be considered as one to be sent to sea, because that appears to be the route.” On his expectations of war, and that he would someday become the Chief of Naval Operations, in a conversation during the mid 1930s with his son, Chester W. Nimitz, Jr.


“A ship is always referred to as “she” because it costs so much to keep her in paint and powder.”


“Through the skill and devotion to duty of their armed forces of all branches in the Midway area our citizens can now rejoice that a momentous victory is in the making.”
After the Battle of Midway, CINCPAC Communiqué No. 3, June 6, 1942


“Is the proposed operation likely to succeed?
What might be the consequences of failure?
Is it in the realm of practicability in terms of material and supplies?”
“Three favorite rules of thumb” Nimitz had printed on a card he kept on his desk


“They fought together as brothers in arms; they died together and now they sleep side by side…To them, we have a solemn obligation — the obligation to ensure that their sacrifice will help make this a better and safer world in which to live.” Of those who died in the war in the Pacific, after ceremonies in Tokyo Bay accepting the official surrender of Japan, September 2, 1945


“The U.S.’s major strength factor and weapon is its economy. If you cripple it, you cripple the military.” As quoted in “According to Plan” in TIME magazine, March 13, 1950


“That is not to say that we can relax our readiness to defend ourselves. Our armament must be adequate to the needs, but our faith is not primarily in these machines of defense but in ourselves.” Speech at the University of California, Berkeley, March 22, 1950


“God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.”


“Sir Walter Raleigh declared in the early 17th century that “whoever commands the sea, commands the trade; whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world, and consequently the world itself.” This principle is as true today as when uttered, and its effect will continue as long as ships traverse the seas.” Employment of Naval Forces, 1948


“The final objective in war is the destruction of the enemy’s capacity and will to fight, and thereby force him to accept the imposition of the victor’s will.”


“The qualities of the Nimitz character were apparent in his face, in his career, and in his heritage; combined these factors made him precisely the man he was and placed him in this particular situation at this moment in history. … He was not a cold man, or a bad tempered man — quite the contrary — to the world he presented a figure of almost total complacency; he seldom lost his temper or raised his voice. … It could be said that King was a driver who knew how to lead; it could also be said that Nimitz was a leader who conquered any personal urge to drive, and achieved his ends more by persuasion and inspiration to men under his command.” Edwin Palmer Hoyt in How They Won the War in the Pacific : Nimitz and His Admirals (2000), p. 28 – 29


“On April 13, 1943, Allied radio intelligence intercepted a message carrying the travel itinerary of Admiral Yamamoto. The detail in the message listed flight and ground schedules and included what type of fighter escort would be provided. Major Red Lasswell of FRUPAC broke the coded message. The decision of what to do with the information was left to Admiral Nimitz. Nimitz consulted Layton as to what the ramifications would be if Yamamoto were removed. They considered that he might be replaced with a better commander, and Nimitz felt familiar with Yamamoto as his opponent. Layton felt nobody could adequately replace Yamamoto, and based on this opinion Nimitz gave Admiral Halsey the authority to carry out the intercept of Yamamoto’s aircraft. On 18 April, a flight of P-38 fighters with specially selected pilots and equipped with long-range fuel tanks shot down Yamamoto’s aircraft, killing one of Japan’s top naval leaders.” Ricky J. Nussio, in Sherman and Nimitz: Executing Modern Information Operations (2001)


“He surrounded himself with the ablest men he could find and sought their advice, but he made his own decisions. He was a keen strategist who never forgot that he was dealing with human beings, on both sides of the conflict. He was aggressive in war without hate, audacious while never failing to weigh the risks.” E. B. Potter, Naval historian at the US Naval Academy, quoted on the cover jacket of his book Nimitz (1976)


“Of the Marines on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue.”


“He brought to his new job a number of advantages, including experience, a detailed knowledge of his brother officers, and a sense of inner balance and calm that steadied those around him. He had the ability to pick able subordinates and the courage to let them do their jobs without interference. He molded such disparate personalities as the quiet, introspective Raymond A. Spruance and the ebullient, aggressive William F. Halsey, Jr. into an effective team.” Robert William Love, on the rise of Nimitz to CINCPAC in The Chiefs of Naval Operations

Wikipedia: Chester William Nimitz

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Sunday, November 8, 2015 – Albert Einstein



“A man should look for what he is, and not for what he thinks should be.”


“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”


“All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.”


“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.”


“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”


“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”


“I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.”


“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”


“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”


“Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.”


“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.”


“People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.”


“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”


“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.”


“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”


“A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.”


“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”


“Nature shows us only the tail of the lion. But there is no doubt in my mind that the lion belongs with it even if he cannot reveal himself to the eye all at once because of his huge dimension.”


“I am by heritage a Jew, by citizenship a Swiss, and by makeup a human being, and only a human being, without any special attachment to any state or national entity whatsoever.”


“Subtle is the Lord, but malicious He is not.”


“I do not carry such information in my mind since it is readily available in books. …The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.”


“I was sitting in a chair in the patent office at Bern when all of sudden a thought occurred to me: If a person falls freely he will not feel his own weight. I was startled. This simple thought made a deep impression on me. It impelled me toward a theory of gravitation.”


“Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible concatenations, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent I am, in point of fact, religious.”


“If A is success in life, then A = x + y + z. Work is x, play is y and z is keeping your mouth shut.”


“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”


“I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.”


“The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.”


“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.”


“The important thing is not to stop questioning; curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when contemplating the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of the mystery every day. The important thing is not to stop questioning; never lose a holy curiosity.”


“When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it’s longer than any hour. That’s relativity.”


“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.”


“If I can’t picture it, I can’t understand it.”


“The most beautiful and deepest experience a man can have is the sense of the mysterious. It is the underlying principle of religion as well as all serious endeavor in art and science. He who never had this experience seems to me, if not dead, then at least blind.”

Wikipedia Page:  Albert Einstein