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Coaches Hot Seat Quote of the Day – Wednesday – September 6, 2023 – Henry David Thoreau

 

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”  Henry David Thoreau

Coaches Hot Seat Quote of the Day – Sunday – September 3, 2023 – Jimmy Buffett

 

“Humor has bailed me out of more tight situations than I can think of. If you go with your instincts and keep your humor, creativity follows. With luck, success comes, too.”  Jimmy Buffett

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#2 Hot Seat – Danny Gonzales, New Mexico

 

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#2 Hot Seat – Danny Gonzales, New Mexico

We haven’t a Damn Clue why Danny Gonzales hasn’t been more successful as Head Coach at his alma mater New Mexico, but whatever the Hell is going on…

It Ain’t Good…It Ain’t Good At All!

Overall:  7 – 24
MWC:  3 – 20

Certainly Gonzales has had Great Success as a Defensive Coordinator at San Diego State and Arizona State, but something is really messed-up at UNM and either it will get fixed in 2023 or they will be looking for a new Head Football Coach in Albuquerque come December!

Let’s take a look at New Mexico’s 2023 schedule to see where this thing is going >

At Texas A&M
Tennessee Tech
New Mexico State
At UMass
At Wyoming
San Jose State
Hawaii
At Nevada
UNLV
At Boise State
At Fresno State
Utah State

Come on now….in Year 3 at New Mexico there’s just No Damn Excuse to not win at least 6 Games with the above schedule! Come on Danny…get off your ass Son and start winning some football games!

Let’s Play Football!

#3 Hot Seat – Butch Jones – Arkansas State

 

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#3 Hot Seat – Butch Jones – Arkansas State

After the 2016 college football season Butch Jones was coming off his 2 nd straight 9 Win season at Tennessee and although 9 Wins at Tennessee isn’t Great it’s Not Too Bad of Football, but since 2016 Ole Butch has seen his career go downhill in a Helluva hurry with a 4 – 6 record in 2017, a few years on Nick Saban’s staff at Alabama, and now 2 seasons at Arkansas State where he has posted records of…

2 – 10 and 3 – 9

The folks at Arkansas State aren’t going to tolerate another 2 or 3 win season and really not going to tolerate Butch being around in 2024 unless he takes the Red Wolves to a bowl game this year and with that in mind let’s take a look at Arkansas State’s 2023 schedule >

At Oklahoma
Memphis
Stony Brook
Southern Miss
At UMass
At Troy
Coastal Carolina
At La. Monroe
Louisiana
At South Alabama
Texas State
At Marshall

Really now….if Butch Jones can’t Win 6 Games with that schedule in Year 3 on the job at Arkansas State….

#4 Hot Seat – Mario Cristobal – Miami

 

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#4 Hot Seat – Mario Cristobal – Miami

If you look at the 4 Head Coaches of the Miami Hurricanes that preceded Mario Cristobal in Coral Gables that either got fired or left because they didn’t like how things were being run at the school, you quickly see why Mario Cristobal better get the Good Ship Canes righted and quick because that 5 – 7 record that Mario put up in Year 1 wasn’t not only tolerated in the past….

ALL of those 4 Miami Head Coaches had Winning Records and are gone from the school!

Randy Shannon:  28 – 22
Al Golden:  32 – 25
Mark Richt:  26 – 12
Manny Diaz:  21 – 15

Mario Cristobal:  5 – 7

Oh Mario your ass better get things moving and QUICK Son or you are going to get your ass run right out of Miami and that brings us to the Canes 2023 schedule >

Miami (OH)
Texas A&M
Bethune-Cookman
At Temple
Georgia Tech
At North Carolina
Clemson
Virginia
At NC State
At Florida State
Louisville
At Boston College

Well…right off the bat we see that Bozo the Clown would win 7 Games Minimum coaching Miami in 2023 but how many games will Mario Win?

Well, he better Damn Win 8+ Games for starters but if we had to put $$$ down on the barrel-top on how many games that Miami will Win in 2023 we go with…

7 or 8

It Better Damn Be 8+ Wins Mario!

Let’s Play Football

#5 Hot Seat – Neal Brown – West Virginia

 

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#5 Hot Seat – Neal Brown – West Virginia

West Virginia isn’t an easy coaching gig being in the Big 12 Conference and having to travel so much to play football games but by our reckoning a Head Coach at WVU should average…

7.5 Wins A Season

…or be considered for the Hot Seat and in 4 years at West Virginia Neal Brown has won…

22 Games

….with Records of…

Overall:  22 – 25
Big 12:  14 – 21

Got Roaring Hot Seat for Neal Brown?

The Good Folks of West Virginia are only going to tolerate Mediocre Football for “X” amount of time and “X” happens to be Year 5 in Neal Brown’s case so either Neal performs in 2023 or they will be looking for a new Head Coach in Morgantown which brings us to the Mountaineers 2023 schedule >

At Penn State
Duquesne
Pitt
Texas Tech
At TCU
At Houston
Oklahoma State
At UCF
BYU
At Oklahoma
Cincinnati
At Baylor

Goodness that’s a TOUGH schedule and with Neal Brown needing 8 Wins Minimum to hang onto his job how in the world is West Virginia gonna Win 8 Games in 2023?

Our guess is WVU is sitting on 5 Wins when they travel to play at Baylor on November 25 and that ain’t gonna be a fun trip at all if that’s the case!

Let’s Play Football!

#7 Hot Seat – Brent Venables – Oklahoma

 

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#7 Hot Seat – Brent Venables – Oklahoma

Hey now we would love to see Brent Venables Thrive, Grow, and win BIG at Oklahoma but having watched Brent closely going back to his days as Bob Stoops DC at OU we always has reservations about Brent’s ability to be a Head Coach on the FBS level especially at a place like Oklahoma which ain’t exactly the kind of place where you can make lots of mistakes and get away with them because…

It’s Freaking Oklahoma!

There’s just No Damn Reason for Brent Venables or Anyone Else to not win BIG at Oklahoma and Lincoln Riley in 5 seasons in Norman posted an Overall Record of…

55 – 10

…and we all know what Big Game Bob Stoops did at OU and if you have forgotten in 18 seasons at Oklahoma Bob posted an Overall Record of…

191 – 48

In Brent Venables first season at OU he posted a record of…

6 – 7

Nope…that’s not gonna get it done and in this last year in the Big 12 Conference before the Sooners head to Big, Bad, Tough SEC Conference Land Venables better Damn get things right at Oklahoma or this entire shindig could spiral into a Total Damn Disaster and in a Helluva hurry!

Let’s go to Oklahoma’s 2023 schedule to see where this train is going >

Arkansas State
SMU
At Tulsa
At Cincinnati
Iowa State
Texas in Dallas
UCF
At Kansas
At Oklahoma State
West Virginia
At BYU
TCU

Well…it goes without saying that OU better start 3 – 0 and if the Sooners lose one of those first 3 games you can Turn Out the Lights because this thing is OVER for Venables in Norma but if the Sooners do start 3 – 0 then 5 – 0 is a real possibility heading into Dallas to play Texas on October 7.

With Oklahoma’s roster they SHOULD Win…

10 Games in 2023

…and how many games will the Sooners actually Win….

7…maybe 8 Games in 2023

If the Sooners only Win 7 Games in their last year in the Big 12 they will be Damn Lucky to Win 7 Games in their first year in the SEC come 2024!

#8 Hot Seat – Mel Tucker – Michigan State

 

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#8 Hot Seat – Mel Tucker – Michigan State

The Thing about Mel Tucker is that no one really knows what Mel Tucker is all about as a Coach and that’s saying something since Mel has now been a Head Coach on the FBS level for…

4 Seasons now at Colorado and Michigan State

…and is sitting on Win/Loss Records of >

Overall:  23 – 21
Conference:  15 – 19

Also in 3 of those 4 seasons Tucker has put-up a Sub .500 records which ain’t a good sign at all which makes the 2023 season at Michigan State beyond Damn critical because another losing season and the folks in East Lansing will be looking at 8 Seasons remaining on Tucker’s fully-guaranteed contract at $9.5M A Season =

$76 Million Dollars Large!

So let’s get this straight now and remember that we have lots of experience with the Pac-12 Conference which been run by Damn Morons for 10+ years now so we Know Damn Idiocy when we see it >

Michigan State gave Mel Tucker a Fully Guaranteed Contract based upon 1 Good Season and he’s now sitting on a Career Winning % of….

.523

….and if posts another Sub .500 Record in 2023 the folks in East Lansing would owe Tucker…

$76M

…if they wanted to make a change?

That’s close to the Damn Idiocy in the Pac-12 and might even match it…exceed it nope since Larry and George Totally Destroyed a 108 Year Old Conference with Damn Idiocy not matched in the History of Humans on the Earth but what’s going on at Michigan State comes close now…it comes mighty Damn close to both the Pac-12 and Charlie Weis Damn Idiocy at Notre Dame and Kansas territory now!

Let’s go to Michigan State’s 2023 schedule to see what could unfold this Fall…

Central Michigan
Richmond
Washington
Maryland
At Iowa
At Rutgers
Michigan
At Minnesota
Nebraska
At Ohio State
At Indiana
Penn State

Well….Bozo the Clown would Win 6 Games coaching the Spartans in 2023 but how many games will Tucker Win?

A 4 – 0 start should be a real possibility for a coach in his 4 th season at Michigan State with 4 Home Games to start things off so 6 Wins should be a Total Layup but what will the Spartans record be this season?

We’ll go…

5, 6, or 7 Wins

Only 5 Wins and $76M Large or not Mel Tucker has to be fired even if bankrupts Michigan State University in its entirety just to prove what Total Damn Idiots are now running US Universities all across America such as the Pac-12 University Presidents who hired these 2 Damn Morons and let them Totally Destroy a 108 Year Old Conference!

Let’s Play Football and Come on Folks….Quit Hiring Damn Morons!

#9 Hot Seat – Billy Napier – Florida

 


Please step up on the stage and give these Hot Seat Coaches Hell Johnny!

Thanks Mr. Cash!

#9 Hot Seat – Billy Napier – Florida

Coming off a 6 – 7 record in 2022 in his first season as the Head Coach at Florida we have reminded ourselves that Nick Saban went 7 – 6 in his first season at Alabama but Billy isn’t Nick and Alabama in 2007 isn’t Florida in 2022 and this ain’t gonna be easy righting this ship in Gainesville mainly because the SEC is much more of a Bear in every way today than it was when Saban took over at Alabama.

The Biggest Issue facing Napier is that the Florida Gators Roster is about the 7 th or 8 th Best Roster in the SEC Conference right now and that’s why the Gators 2023 schedule is going to be Tough to Navigate…Very Tough!

At Utah
McNeese
Tennessee
Charlotte
At Kentucky
Vanderbilt
At South Carolina
Georgia in Jacksonville
Arkansas
At LSU
At Missouri
Florida State

We don’t see the Gators winning in Salt Lake City and they will beat McNeese which makes that Tennessee game in Week 3 the Pivotal Game on Florida’s 2023 schedule because a win over the Vols in this spot and they should be…

3 – 1

…heading to Lexington on September 30 and Kentucky always has a tough time beating the Gators at home or on the road.

Overall, this looks like another 6 Win Season for Florida in 2023 to us and can Billy Napier post back-to-back 6 Wins Seasons in Gainesville and keep his job?

The folks in Gainesville may have no choice but to swallow 2 straight .500 seasons because to buyout Billy it would probably be $10M+ and you then head to 2024 with your Head Coach still on the Hot Seat and how exactly do you get out of this Mediocrity?

You Gotta Take A Jump = Leapfrog Ahead of where you should be and to date we just haven’t seen Billy Napier doing anything at Florida like what Nick Saban did at Alabama to Leapfrog anyone else in the SEC and that reality has got to scare the Hell outta the folks in Gainesville with the SEC only getting Tougher in 2024 with Texas and Oklahoma coming into the Conference!

Let’s Play Football!

#10 Hot Seat – Mike Bloomgren – Rice

 

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#10 Hot Seat – Mike Bloomgren – Rice

Mike Blooomgren has now been the Head Coach at Rice for 5 seasons posting records of…

2018:  2 – 11
2019:  3 – 9
2020:  2 – 3
2021:  4 – 8
2022:  5 – 8

…which shows improvement but still Bloomgren’s Overall Records at Rice stand at >

Overall:  16 – 39
Conference:  12 – 25

Hardly inspiring and now going into his 6 th season and Rice entering the American Athletic Conference this is going to be a challenging year indeed for the Owls with this schedule >

At Texas
Houston
Texas Southern
At South Florida
East Carolina
UConn
At Tulsa
Tulane
SMU
At UTSA
At Charlotte
Florida Atlantic

That looks like 4 Wins to us and the real question here is >

Can Mike Bloomgren survive another losing season which would make 6 for 6 losing seasons at Rice?

We haven’t a clue if Bloomgren can survive that or not because we haven’t a clue what Rice’s goals are with its football program!

Winning?
Survival?
Just Existence?
Nothing Really?

No idea but…

Let’s Play Football!

#11 Hot Seat – Tom Allen – Indiana

 

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#11 Hot Seat – Tom Allen – Indiana

Like most folks we pull for Tom Allen to be a big success at Indiana but the last couple of years have been a struggle as the Hoosiers stumbled to…

2 – 10 and 4 – 8 records in 2021 + 2022

…and that’s why Allen now finds himself on the #11 Hot Seat entering the 2023 season.

Our Expectations for Indiana are for 5 to 7 Wins a Season and if you can post between 5 and 7 Wins a year in Bloomington in the Tough Big Ten and get the Hoosiers to a bowl game every 3 rd year at least then you doing a Helluva Lot and Tom Allen did a Helluva Lot in his first 4 seasons on the job at Indiana and now he needs to get the Hoosiers back on that track.

Tom Allen’s Win/Loss Records at Indiana >

Overall:  30 – 40

Big Ten:  17 – 35

The above Not Too Bad but last 2 seasons of…

6 – 18

…ain’t good enough…even at Indiana and with that let’s go to the Hoosiers 2023 Football Schedule >

Ohio State
Indiana State
Louisville
Akron
At Maryland
At Michigan
Rutgers
At Penn State
Wisconsin
At Illinois
Michigan State
At Purdue

A 3 – 0 record in out-of-conference play would be HUGE for the Hoosiers and give em a decent shot at getting to 6 Wins with home games in Big Ten against…

Rutgers
Wisconsin
Michigan State

…and Winnable Road Games against…

At Maryland
At Illinois
At Purdue

2023 looks like a season when Indiana will get back into Postseason Play and Tom Allen off the Hot Seat, but Talking is 1 Thing and Doing is Another Thing so Great Luck to you Tom and Indiana Football!

#12 Hot Seat – Greg Schiano – Rutgers

 

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#12 Hot Seat – Greg Schiano – Rutgers

Greg Schiano is entering his 15 th season as the Head Coach at Rutgers in 2023 and in…

5 of the past 14 seasons Rutgers has had a .500 or Better Record

….and Schiano’s Overall Records at Rutgers now sit at >

Overall:  80 – 89

Big East + Big Ten:  34 – 68

This will be Schiano’s 4 th season coaching Rutgers in the Big Ten and his record in Big Ten play is >

6 – 20

Not Good comes to mind immediately and thus why Schiano enters the 2023 season sitting on the #12 Hot Seat and looking over Rutgers schedule this year we are wondering how the Scarlett Knights are going to get to a .500 record this season?

Northwestern
Temple
Virginia Tech
At Michigan
Wagner
At Wisconsin
Michigan State
At Indiana
Ohio State
At Iowa
At Penn State
Maryland

Maybe Rutgers can start 3 – 0 with Northwestern which is Total Chaos after the former #1 Hot Seat Coach Pat Fitzgerald got his ass run for what appears to be Lots of Outrageous Damn Nonsense in Evanston and then beat Temple and Virginia Tech at home and we’ll give Rutgers a Win over Wagner in Week 5 so that’s 4 Wins….

Can Rutgers win 2 of their 8 remaining Big Ten Games in 2023?

We would sure the Hell hope so!

Really now….if Greg Schiano can’t get Rutgers to 6 Wins in his 4 th season at Rutgers coaching in the Big Ten when exactly is his ass going to do that?

Got NEVER?

7 Wins = Pretty, Pretty Good and Some Progress for Schiano….Finally!
6 Wins = OK….Keep the Job for another season
5 Wins or Less = Turn Out the Lights because This Party Should Be Over!

Welcome to the 17th Season of Coaches Hot Seat in 2023! – The Utter and Total Destruction of the Pac-12 Conference….by Damn Morons!

 

Hello and Welcome to the 17 th season of Coaches Hot Seat covering the great game of College Football!

Whoa Nellie! Little did we think when we cranked-up Coaches Hot Seat in January 2007 that we still be throwing in our comments from the peanut gallery on Coaches on the Hot Seat and All Other Things we care to talk about in this Crazy World still in the year 2023 and yet here we are so let’s…

Keep This Baby Rolling!

There’s a Helluva Lot we have said on Twitter about the Total Destruction of the Pac-12 Conference the last 14 years under Larry Scott and George Kliavkoff, but really what that Destruction came down to is this >

2 Totally Clueless Pac-12 Commissioners hired by Dozens of Pac-12 School Presidents over a decade-plus led to the only place it could lead…

The Utter and Total Destruction of the Pac-12!

We warned in this very place on the Coaches Hot Seat Blog within 90 days of Larry Scott being hired as the Pac-12 Commissioner in 2009 that Larry…

Posed A Clear and Present Danger to the Future Success and Existence of the Pac-12 Conference

…and within 180 days of George Kliavkoff being hired as the Pac-12 Commissioner in 2021 we said the same thing but also added…

George Kliavkoff is Dumber than Larry Scott and Poses an Even Greater Threat to the Pac-12 than Larry and Yep as we predicted over and over again on Twitter going back to the Fall of 2021….

The Pac-12 has been Utterly and Totally Destroyed by Very Damn Stupid People who really have no business Shoveling Shit for a Living forget about running a Billion $$$ Enterprise like the Pac-12….which is No More and it was No Surprise to anyone at Coaches Hot Seat!

It was a Great 108 Year Run and we have 400+ Pac-12 Alums who are Members at Coaches Hot Seat who are really bummed about the end of this once Great Conference of Champions but again…

When you hire Total Damn Morons expect Total Damn Destruction!

Save the above we are Ready, Rested, Tanned, and Fired-Up for the 2023 College Football Season so away we go and as ALWAYS….

Let’s Play Football!

Coaches Hot Seat Quote of the Day – Sunday – August 20, 2023 – Knute Rockne

 

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

Coaches Hot Seat Quote of the Day – Saturday – August 19, 2023 – Paul “Bear” Bryant

 

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