“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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
“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”
“Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.”
“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”
“If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.”
“I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.”
“I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they’re interested in.”
“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”
“If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure.”
“At Microsoft there are lots of brilliant ideas but the image is that they all come from the top – I’m afraid that’s not quite right.”
“I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.”
“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.”
“Life is not fair; get used to it.”
“I think it’s fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we’ve ever created. They’re tools of communication, they’re tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.”
“If I’d had some set idea of a finish line, don’t you think I would have crossed it years ago?”
“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.”
“Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.”
“In this business, by the time you realize you’re in trouble, it’s too late to save yourself. Unless you’re running scared all the time, you’re gone.”
“We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.”
“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”
“Until we’re educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.”
“Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.”
“People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn’t they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines… There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters.”
“This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50.”
“Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it’s true.”
“I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one. And I’m still fanatical, but now I’m a little less fanatical.”
“In American math classes, we teach a lot of concepts poorly over many years. In the Asian systems they teach you very few concepts very well over a few years.”
“Capitalism has worked very well. Anyone who wants to move to North Korea is welcome.”
“To create a new standard, it takes something that’s not just a little bit different; it takes something that’s really new and really captures people’s imagination — and the Macintosh, of all the machines I’ve ever seen, is the only one that meets that standard.”
“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.”
“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”
“It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.”
“Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.”
“Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.”
“Risk is a part of God’s game, alike for men and nations.”
“You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.”
“The first rule is not to lose. The second rule is not to forget the first rule.”
“It’s never paid to bet against America. We come through things, but its not always a smooth ride.”
“A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought.”
“Our favorite holding period is forever.”
“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”
“Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.”
“Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.”
“We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.”
“You do things when the opportunities come along. I’ve had periods in my life when I’ve had a bundle of ideas come along, and I’ve had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I’ll do something. If not, I won’t do a damn thing.”
“All my life people have said that I wasn’t going to make it.”
“I didn’t get here for my acting… but I love show business.”
“I see what keeps people young: work!”
“I’ve never run into a guy who could win at the top level in anything today and didn’t have the right attitude, didn’t give it everything he had, at least while he was doing it; wasn’t prepared and didn’t have the whole program worked out.”
“My son is now an ‘entrepreneur.’ That’s what you’re called when you don’t have a job.”
“There’s nothing wrong with being fired.”
“You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.”
“You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for.”
“Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise”
“Sports is like a war without the killing.”
“I didn’t care what, how much adversity life threw at me. I intended to get to the top.”
“I mean, there’s no point in sittin’ around and cryin’ about spilt milk. Gotta move on.”
“I know what I’m having ’em put on my tombstone: ‘I have nothing more to say’.”
“Life is like a B-movie. You don’t want to leave in the middle of it but you don’t want to see it again.”
“The mind is just another muscle.”
“I’m a human being, just like everybody else. I’m up some days and down others. Some days, I just refuse comment. If I’m feeling a little down, I won’t say anything. But if I’m really up, I’ll let it all hang out. I do have a slight propensity to put my foot in my mouth.”
“I’m a millionaire, I guess, but I’m just a normal person and I like everybody, taxi drivers, whoever you are, to call me by my first name and talk to me on a man-to-man basis. I think the garbage collector is as important as the goddamned president.”
‘I’ve got a virtually limitless supply of bullshit.”
There is so much that we could write about Bobby Petrino being fired at Louisville which in our opinion was nothing short of…
Bobby’s Second Reign of Terror at Louisville
…which should have never happened since a coach like Petrino that had his agent shopping his wares to every school with a job opening while he was at Louisville the first time, plus his walking out on the Atlanta Falcons during the season, and Petrino having an affair with someone that worked directly for him at Arkansas and riding around on a motorcycle with the girl that was not his wife showed Petrino has…
No Damn Judgment or Even Any Damn Decency At All
….and thus why there really was No Damn Reason for former Louisville AD Tom Jurich to hire Petrino beyond Bobby could win some football games.
Sorry….that’s just not enough and Good Won and Evil Lost on this Sunday with Bobby Petrino now gone from Louisville and let’s hope Louisville finds as solid coach to lead their football team as they have coaching their basketball team in Chris Mack.
We do hope that for Louisville and any ADs out there thinking about hiring marginal people with shady characters like Bobby Petrino….Just Don’t Do It!
1. Clay Helton, USC – Unlike Bobby Petrino the Head Football Coach at USC Clay Helton is truly a Terrific Human Being and we never take joy in being tough on folks like Clay but from the start we have been doubtful that Helton was ready for a job like USC….which was the same in our opinion with…
Lane Kiffin AND Steve Sarkisian
….and now in the aftermath of Pete Carroll leaving USC for the Seahawks after the 2009 season that makes for 3 straight head coaches that USC has hired that was in our opinion….
Hiring Below The Level of the USC Job
…which USC has done a lot of since John Robinson’s first-stint at USC and even a school like Alabama has done a lot of that in hiring…
Ray Perkins Bill Curry Mike DuBose Dennis Franchione Mike Price Mike Shula
…in the Post-Bear Bryant era with only Gene Stallings truly up for all that entails being the head coach at Alabama which certainly Nick Saban has proved he can handily easily. We have a former Alabama player that played for Bryant at Alabama who is a member of Coaches Hot Seat and his opinion there about 5 coaches in college football at any given point in time that can handle the Alabama job and the same is true for USC….Hell there might not even be 5 coaches in FBS football today who can handle the USC job!
So in 3 1/2 years on the job at USC Clay Helton has put up records of…
Overall: 32 – 15
Pac-12: 24 – 9
…with one Pac-12 Title which is decent football if you are most anywhere but USC which is not one of those places where 32 – 15 is decent football…it’s Average Football…and the question for the folks at USC thinking about this situation is very simple:
What direction is the USC Football program going and will it better in Year 4 under Clay Helton than it has been in Year 3?
If you cannot answer that question with a strong YES then the folks at USC need to make a coaching change and if they do make a coaching change they need to hire someone…
That is BIG enough for the job in Coaching Ability, Personality, Presence, Recruiting Strength….Freaking Everything!
There are less than 5 coaches in College and Pro Football that can handle the USC job and win in the USC job and when we say WIN that means be in the race for the Pac-12 Title every Damn season!
When you consider someone for a job like USC when you think of the person on the sidelines coaching the Trojans you should say “YES!” as you imagine that in your mind’s eye.
If you make a change….Go Hire That Coach USC!
2. Chris Ash, Rutgers – With the Rutgers loss to Michigan on Saturday head coach Chris Ash’s records at the school now stand at…
Overall: 7 – 27
Big Ten: 3 – 22
…..and Rutgers still has to play…
Penn State At Michigan State
Got 1 – 11 in Chris Ash’s third year at the school and in our opinion when we watch Rutgers play a…
Not Very Well Coached Football Team?
Yep…in our opinion and there’s little doubt the Rutgers football program is WORSE today than it was when Chris Ash took it over 3 years ago. 3 years is a Helluva Long Time and a football team or ANY sports team should look better after 3 years if the coach knows what the Hell he is doing and either the folks at Rutgers will admit that Truth or they can keep lying to themselves.
It really is that simple!
3. Randy Edsall, UConn – On Saturday UConn hosted SMU which like the Huskies plays very little to no defense and the score of that game was:
SMU – 62 UConn – 50
That sound you hear is us laughing at loud as Randy Edsall in his second stint at the school has his team at 1 – 9 with games still left against…
At East Carolina Temple
Is this UConn football program going anywhere under Randy Edsall?
Just down…that’s it’s…just down!
4. Larry Fedora, North Carolina – Anyone at Coaches Hot Seat ever gets a FBS head coaching job one of the most important hires will be a solid defensive coordinator because we will be bringing the Bill Walsh playbook and West Coast Offense with us with a target of 35 points a game so if we can get ANY defensive play at all we are going to win a Helluva Lot of Football Games and it’s not surprising THE Problem at North Carolina is that the Tar Heels just play no defense under head coach Larry Fedora and they haven’t played defense since Gene Chizik left the DC position at UNC a couple of years ago.
The last 2 seasons with Gene Chizik gone from Chapel Hill the Tar Heels are sitting on records of…
Overall: 4 – 17
ACC: 2 – 13
…and that is primarily because Larry Fedora doesn’t seem to give a Damn about stopping the opposing teams which is also a problem at a lot of schools in the Big 12 Conference including Oklahoma which has enough talent on the offensive side of the ball to give up 40+ points a game….North Carolina does not and thus why Fedora is sitting on one of the Hottest Seats in America!
With games left against…
Western Carolina NC State
…it looks like UNC will finish at 2 – 9 in Larry Fedora’s 7 th year at the school and that is Damning….Just So Damning….because in Year 7 you should have things rolling and there are NO excuses to fall back on especially if you don’t coach half the game = Defense!
We haven’t a clue if Larry Fedora will be fired or not after this season but save Gene Chizik coming back or some other defensive coordinator coming to Chapel Hill that knows what the Hell he is doing….Nothing Will Change in 2019….Just Nothing!
5. Mike MacIntyre, Colorado – With the loss at home to Washington State on Saturday Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre’s record against FBS teams with .500 or better records now stands at…
10 – 41
…and MacIntyre’s overall record at CU is…
30 – 43
You do the math but it isn’t pretty math and now the 5 – 5 Buffs have games left against…
Utah At California
…which looks like 2 losses to us and just make that record against FBS teams with .500 or better records even uglier!
We have no idea what the folks at Colorado are thinking about their head football coach but we do know for the sake of athletic department revenues meaning donations, tickets, merchandise, etc. cannot survive much more Average Football and thus why MacIntyre really needs to win at least 1 of these last 2 games to have a chance to hang on…make that maybe to hang on in Boulder!
6. Lovie Smith, Illinois – With the loss to Nebraska on Saturday Lovie Smith’s record at Illinois in 3 years on the job now stands at…
Overall: 9 – 25
Big Ten: 4 – 21
..and the 4 – 6 Illini still have to play in 2018 games against…
Iowa At Northwestern
Is Illinois better in 2018 than they were in 2017….maybe slightly…but a better question is Illinois better in 2018 than they were in Bill Cubit’s last season as head coach of the Illini in 2015?
No…in FACT Illinois is a Much Worse Football Team today than it was 3 years ago and anyone knows one Damn thing about football knows it!
7. Willie Taggart, Florida State – We really like Willie Taggart here at Coaches Hot Seat but we don’t have a Damn Clue what Willie is trying to do at FSU and from afar combined with a few FSU-alums in the state of Florida we have known for decades now it’s our opinion…
FSU is one of the Worst Practicing Teams in FBS Football
…and either that will be corrected and quick or Willie Taggart’s coaching career at a BIG school like FSU will forever be over!
The 4 – 6 Seminoles have games left in 2018 against…
Boston College Florida
…which are both homes games and against team that FSU has MORE talent than and should win but do we think FSU will win either of those games?
No…we do not!
Save Florida beating Florida State like 70 – 0 in the last game of the year Willie Taggart is not going to be fired after this season but if the Seminoles do lose their last two games Taggart will start the 2019 season on one of the Hottest Seats in American Football and he will be coaching for his job next season and when we say coaching for his job we mean…
FSU better Damn win 9+ games in 2019 or the Taggart era at FSU will be OVER before next Christmas!
8. Gus Malzahn, Auburn – When you are paying someone $7 Million Dollars A Year when the average family income in the state of Alabama is around $50,000 a year…
You Better Damn Be Performing ALL The Time
…and yet Gus Malzahn performs at less than 50% of the time and in our opinion he has no Damn business being the head football coach at a place like Auburn that should have no peer in the SEC….including Alabama!
Consider this So Damn Average Football…in Gus Malzahn’s 2 best years at Auburn in 2013 and 2017 his combined record in those 2 years was…
Overall: 22 – 6
SEC: 14 – 2
…but in the other 4 years at Auburn Gus Malzahn’s combined records for the years 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2018 now stands at…
Overall: 29 – 20
SEC: 14 – 17
For $7 Million Dollars A Year?
Please….Auburn could have hired the person that makes the milkshakes at the diner at Toomer’s Corner and he or she could have posted at least the above records with all the Talent + Resources + Great Fans of Auburn Football which raises the obvious question:
With Auburn at 6 – 4 and games left against…
Liberty At Alabama
…which looks like a 7 – 5 finish which will be the…
4 th Freaking Time
…that Gus Malzahn has lost 5 or more games in 6 seasons on the job we cannot help but wonder…
How much Average Football are fans of Auburn Football willing to tolerate?
It seems like a LOT….a Helluva LOT!
9. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State – It seems Mike Gundy and his coaching staff and now along with the OSU football team have woken up from their slumber to actually Give A Damn about the 2018 football season but with yet another loss…this time to Oklahoma in the Bedlam Game….the 5 – 5 Cowboys with games left against…
West Virginia At TCU
….may have woken up way Damn too late and might miss a bowl game which should be a Helluva Lesson for young coaches out there and that lesson is…
Don’t Be A Lazy Ass like Mike Gundy
….because if you do your ass might just miss a bowl game where the guy that shines T. Boone Pickens shoes could take Oklahoma State to a bowl game every year just practicing the team once a week!
The Great News for Mike Gundy is that the offseason is almost here and Gundy’s name will probably be up for every job opening around America and maybe this time Gundy will take one of those jobs thinking along the lines of…
If I am a Lazy Ass again next year we might not make a bowl game again and I might get my ass fired!
In our humble opinion as Combat Vets on this Veterans Day that is!
10. Kalani Sitake, BYU – On Saturday BYU traveled across the country to beat a very mediocre UMass team by the score of…
BYU – 35 UMass – 16
….which improves the Cougars record to 5 – 5 with games left against…
New Mexico State At Utah
Since there’s no chance at all that BYU will beat Utah in the last game of the season intense rivalry game or not the Cougars really need to beat New Mexico State on Saturday and maybe a 6 – 6 record in his 3 rd year on the job in Provo will be enough to get Kalani another year at BYU….or maybe not.
Consider this…BYU has played 7 FBS teams that have a decent shot of finishing with a .500 or better record in 2018 and the Cougars record in those games is…
“I do not live for what the world thinks of me, but for what I think of myself.”
“There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive.”
“The trouble with him was that he was without imagination. He was quick and alert in the things of life, but only in the things, and not in the significances.”
“I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”
“Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.”
“There are things greater than our wisdom, beyond our justice. The right and wrong of this we cannot say, and it is not for us to judge.”
“He lacked the wisdom, and the only way for him to get it was to buy it with his youth; and when wisdom was his, youth would have been spent buying it”
“San Francisco is gone. Nothing remains of it but memories.”
“If cash comes with fame, come fame; if cash comes without fame, come cash.”
“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”
“Fiction pays best of all and when it is of fair quality is more easily sold. A good joke will sell quicker than a good poem, and, measured in sweat and blood, will bring better remuneration. Avoid the unhappy ending, the harsh, the brutal, the tragic, the horrible – if you care to see in print things you write. (In this connection don’t do as I do, but do as I say.) Humour is the hardest to write, easiest to sell, and best rewarded… Don’t write too much. Concentrate your sweat on one story, rather than dissipate it over a dozen. Don’t loaf and invite inspiration; light out after it with a club, and if you don’t get it you will nonetheless get something that looks remarkably like it.”
“A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.”
“Affluence means influence.”
“Darn the wheel of the world! Why must it continually turn over? Where is the reverse gear?”
“Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.”
“Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it.”
“Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.”
“This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.”
“Dependability, integrity, the characteristic of never knowingly doing anything wrong, that you would never cheat anyone, that you would give everybody a fair deal. Character is a sort of an all-inclusive thing. If a man has character, everyone has confidence in him. Soldiers must have confidence in their leader.”
“We have men of science, too few men of God. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.”
“Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked, and we who fail to prevent them, must share the guilt for the dead.”
“The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.”
“With the monstrous weapons man already has, humanity is in danger of being trapped in this world by its moral adolescents.”
Military hero, courageous in battle, and gentle in spirit, friend of the common soldier, General of the Army, first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he embodies the best of the American military tradition with dignity, humanity, and honor. Gerald Ford, remarks upon presenting Bradley with the Presidential Medal of Freedom (10 January 1977)
An Armistice Day Address
By General Omar N. Bradley Boston, Massachusetts November 10, 1948
“TOMORROW is our day of conscience. For although it is a monument to victory, it is also a symbol of failure. Just as it honors the dead, so must it humble the living.
Armistice Day is a constant reminder that we won a war and lost a peace.
It is both a tribute and an indictment: A tribute to the men who died that their neighbors might live without fear of aggression. An indictment of those who lived and forfeited their chance for peace.
Therefore, while Armistice Day is a day for pride, it is for pride in the achievements of others—humility in our own.
Neither remorse nor logic can hide the fact that our armistice ended in failure. Not until the armistice myth exploded in the blast of a Stuka bomb did we learn that the winning of wars does not in itself make peace. And not until Pearl Harbor did we learn that non-involvement in peace means certain involvement in war. We paid grievously for those faults of the past in deaths, disaster, and dollars.
It was a penalty we knowingly chose to risk. We made the choice when we defaulted on our task in creating and safeguarding a peace.
It is no longer possible to shield ourselves with arms alone against the ordeal of attack. For modern war visits destruction on the victor and the vanquished alike. Our only complete assurance of surviving World War III is to halt it before it starts.
For that reason we clearly have no choice but to face the challenge of these strained times. To ignore the danger of aggression is simply to invite it. It must never again be said of the American people: Once more we won a war; once more we lost a peace. If we do we shall doom our children to a struggle that may take their lives.
ARMED forces can wage wars but they cannot make peace. For there is a wide chasm between war and peace—a chasm that can only be bridged by good will, discussion, compromise, and agreement. In 1945 while still bleeding from the wounds of aggression, the nations of this world met in San Francisco to build that span from war to peace. For three years—first hopefully, then guardedly, now fearfully—free nations have labored to complete that bridge. Yet again and again they have been obstructed by a nation whose ambitions thrive best on tension, whose leaders are scornful of peace except on their own impossible terms.
The unity with which we started that structure has been riddled by fear and suspicion. In place of agreement we are wrangling dangerously over the body of that very nation whose aggression had caused us to seek each other as allies and friends.
Only three years after our soldiers first clasped hands over the Elbe, this great wartime ally has spurned friendship with recrimination, it has clenched its fists and skulked in conspiracy behind it secretive borders.
As a result today we are neither at peace nor war. Instead we are engaged in this contest of tension, seeking agreement with those who disdain it, rearming, and struggling for peace.
Time can be for or against us.
It can be for us if diligence in our search for agreement equals the vigilance with which we prepare for a storm.
It can be against us if disillusionment weakens our faith in discussion—or if our vigilance corrodes while we wait.
Disillusionment is always the enemy of peace. And today—as after World War I —disillusionment can come from expecting too much, too easily, too soon. In our impatience we must never forget that fundamental differences have divided this world; they allow no swift, no cheap, no easy solutions.
While as a prudent people we must prepare ourselves to encounter what we may be unable to prevent, we nevertheless must never surrender ourselves to the certainty of that encounter.
For if we say there is no good in arguing with what must inevitably come, then we shall be left with no choice but to create a garrison state and empty our wealth into arms. The burden of long-term total preparedness for some indefinite but inevitable war could not help but crush the freedom we prize. It would leave the American people soft victims for bloodless aggression.
BOTH the East and the West today deprecate war. Yet because of its threatening gestures, its espousal of chaos, its secretive tactics, and its habits of force—one nation has caused the rest of the world to fear that it might recklessly resort to force rather that be blocked in its greater ambitions.
The American people have said both in their aid to Greece and in the reconstruction of Europe that any threat to freedom is a threat to our own lives. For we know that unless free peoples stand boldly and united against the forces of aggression, they may fall wretchedly, one by one, into the web of oppression.
It is fear of the brutal unprincipled use of force by reckless nations that might ignore the vast reserves of our defensive strength that has caused the American people to enlarge their air, naval, and ground arms.
Reluctant as we are to muster this costly strength, we must leave no chance for miscalculation in the mind of any aggressor.
Because in the United States it is the people who are sovereign, the Government is theirs to speak their voice and to voice their will, truthfully and without distortion.
We, the American people, can stand cleanly before the entire world and say plainly to any state:
“This Government will not assail you.
“You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressor.”
Since the origin of the American people, their chief trait has been the hatred of war. And yet these American people are ready to take up their arms against aggression and destroy if need be by their might any nation which would violate the peace of the world.
There can be no compromise with aggression anywhere in the world. For aggression multiplies—in rapid succession—disregard for the rights of man. Freedom when threatened anywhere is at once threatened everywhere.
NO MORE convincing an avowal of their peaceful intentions could have been made by the American people than by their offer to submit to United Nations the secret of the atom bomb. Our willingness to surrender this trump advantage that atomic energy might be used for the peaceful welfare of mankind splintered the contentions of those word-warmakers that our atom had been teamed with the dollar for imperialistic gain.
Yet because we asked adequate guarantees and freedom of world-wide inspection by the community of nations itself, our offer was declined and the atom has been recruited into this present contest of nerves. To those people who contend that secrecy and medieval sovereignty are more precious than a system of atomic control, I can only reply that it is a cheap price to pay for peace.
The atom bomb is far more than a military weapon. It may—as Bernard Baruch once said—contain the choice between the quick and the dead. We dare not forget that the advantage in atomic warfare lies with aggression and surprise. If we become engaged in an atom bomb race, we may simply lull ourselves to sleep behind an atomic stockpile. The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.
WITH the monstrous weapons man already has, humanity is in danger of being trapped in this world by its moral adolescents. Our knowledge of science has clearly outstripped our capacity to control it. We have many men of science; too few men of God. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. Man is stumbling blindly through a spiritual darkness while toying with the precarious secrets of life and death. The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living.
This is our twentieth century’s claim to distinction and to progress.
IN OUR concentration on the tactics of strength and resourcefulness which have been used in the contest for blockaded Berlin, we must not forget that we are also engaged in a long-range conflict of ideas. Democracy can withstand ideological attacks if democracy will provide earnestly and liberally for the welfare of its people. To defend democracy against attack, men must value freedom. And to value freedom they must benefit by it in happier and more secure lives for their wives and their children.
Throughout this period of tension in which we live, the American people must demonstrate conclusively to all other peoples of the world that democracy not only guarantees man’s human freedom but that it guarantees his economic dignity and progress as well. To practice freedom and make it work, we must cherish the individual; we must provide him the opportunities for reward and impress upon him the responsibilities a free man bears to the society in which he lives.”
“If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but answer, “He was ignorant of my other faults, else he would not have mentioned these alone.”
“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power or our will. ”
“Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.”
“Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it.”
“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.”
“If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.”
“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.”
“Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems”
“Other people’s views and troubles can be contagious. Don’t sabotage yourself by unwittingly adopting negative, unproductive attitudes through your associations with others.”
“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.”
“Any person capable of angering you becomes your master; he can anger you only when you permit yourself to be disturbed by him.”
“He who laughs at himself never runs out of things to laugh at.”
“All religions must be tolerated… for every man must get to heaven in his own way.”
“People are not disturbed by things, but by the views they take of them.”
“First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.”
“Only the educated are free.”
“To accuse others for one’s own misfortune is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one’s education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one’s education is complete.”
“The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests. ”
“Circumstances don’t make the man, they only reveal him to himself.”
“Attach yourself to what is spiritually superior, regardless of what other people think or do. Hold to your true aspirations no matter what is going on around you.”
“It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.”
“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. ”
“You are a little soul carrying around a corpse”
“Seek not the good in external things; seek it in yourselves.”
“Caretake this moment. Immerse yourself in its particulars. Respond to this person, this challenge, this deed. Quit evasions. Stop giving yourself needless trouble. It is time to really live; to fully inhabit the situation you happen to be in now.”
“If evil be said of thee, and if it be true, correct thyself; if it be a lie, laugh at it.”
“Do not try to seem wise to others. ”
“Don’t seek to have events happen as you wish, but wish them to happen as they do happen, and all will be well with you.”
“No man is free who is not master of himself.”
“If you would be a reader, read; if a writer, write.”
“Difficulty shows what men are. Therefore when a difficulty falls upon you, remember that God, like a trainer of wrestlers, has matched you with a rough young man. Why? So that you may become an Olympic conqueror; but it is not accomplished without sweat.”
“Nature hath given men one tongue but two ears, that we may hear from others twice as much as we speak.”
“In a word, neither death, nor exile, nor pain, nor anything of this kind is the real cause of our doing or not doing any action, but our inward opinions and principles.”
“Reason is not measured by size or height, but by principle.”
“Practice yourself, for heaven’s sake, in little things; and thence proceed to greater.”
“A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.”
“A government of laws, and not of men.”
“All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.”
“Because power corrupts, society’s demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.”
“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”
“Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.”
“I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.”
“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.”
“If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?”
“Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.”
“Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.”
“Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.”
“Power always thinks… that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all his laws.”
“There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.”
“Tis impossible to judge with much Præcision of the true Motives and Qualities of human Actions, or of the Propriety of Rules contrived to govern them, without considering with like Attention, all the Passions, Appetites, Affections in Nature from which they flow. An intimate Knowledge therefore of the intellectual and moral World is the sole foundation on which a stable structure of Knowledge can be erected.”
“There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.”
“Yesterday the greatest question was decided which ever was debated in America; and a greater perhaps never was, nor will be, decided among men. A resolution was passed without one dissenting colony, “that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.”
“There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.”
“The consequences arising from the continual accumulation of public debts in other countries ought to admonish us to be careful to prevent their growth in our own.”
“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.”
“As to the history of the revolution, my ideas may be peculiar, perhaps singular. What do we mean by the Revolution? The war? That was no part of the revolution; it was only an effect and consequence of it. The revolution was in the minds of the people, and this was effected from 1760–1775, in the course of fifteen years, before a drop of blood was shed at Lexington.”
“Power always sincerely, conscientiously, de très bon foi, believes itself right. Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak.”
“Let the human mind loose. It must be loose. It will be loose. Superstition and dogmatism cannot confine it.”
“This is the most magnificent movement of all! There is a dignity, a majesty, a sublimity, in this last effort of the patriots that I greatly admire. The people should never rise without doing something to be remembered — something notable and striking. This destruction of the tea is so bold, so daring, so firm, intrepid and inflexible, and it must have so important consequences, and so lasting, that I can’t but consider it as an epocha in history!” On the Boston Tea Party (17 December 1773)
“Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.”
Posterity! you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it.” John Adams, Letters of John Adams, Addressed to His Wife
A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
“Character is much easier kept than recovered.”
“Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.”
“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.”
“I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace.”
“One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests.”
“Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.”
“That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly.”
“There are two distinct classes of what are called thoughts: those that we produce in ourselves by reflection and the act of thinking and those that bolt into the mind of their own accord.”
“These are the times that try men’s souls.”
“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”
“We have it in our power to begin the world over again.”
“We have every opportunity and every encouragement before us, to form the noblest purest constitution on the face of the earth. We have it in our power to begin the world over again. A situation, similar to the present, hath not happened since the days of Noah until now. The birthday of a new world is at hand, and a race of men, perhaps as numerous as all Europe contains, are to receive their portion of freedom from the event of a few months.” Common Sense, 1776
“THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.” The American Crisis, 1776
“It matters not where you live, or what rank of life you hold, the evil or the blessing will reach you all. The far and the near, the home counties and the back, the rich and the poor, will suffer or rejoice alike. The heart that feels not now is dead; the blood of his children will curse his cowardice, who shrinks back at a time when a little might have saved the whole, and made them happy. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.” The American Crisis, 1776
“The circumstances of the world are continually changing, and the opinions of man change also; and as government is for the living, and not for the dead, it is the living only that has any right in it.” The Rights of Man, 1791
“It is the nature and intention of a constitution to prevent governing by party, by establishing a common principle that shall limit and control the power and impulse of party, and that says to all parties, thus far shalt thou go and no further. But in the absence of a constitution, men look entirely to party; and instead of principle governing party, party governs principle.” First Principles of Government, 1795
“I never tire of reading Tom Paine.” Abraham Lincoln, as quoted in A Literary History of the American People, 1931
“I consider Paine our greatest political thinker. As we have not advanced, and perhaps never shall advance, beyond the Declaration and Constitution, so Paine has had no successors who extended his principles.” Thomas Alva Edison
“Effective teamwork begins and ends with communication.”
“A common mistake among those who work in sport is spending a disproportional amount of time on “x’s and o’s” as compared to time spent learning about people.”
“I define passion as extreme emotion.”
“When you are passionate, you always have your destination in sight and you are not distracted by obstacles. Because you love what you are pursuing, things like rejection and setbacks will not hinder you in your pursuit. You believe that nothing can stop you!”
“I don’t look at myself as a basketball coach. I look at myself as a leader who happens to coach basketball.”
“Confrontation simply means meeting the truth head-on.”
“Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.”
“It takes courage not only to make decisions, but to live with those decisions afterward.”
“During critical periods, a leader is not allowed to feel sorry for himself, to be down, to be angry, or to be weak. Leaders must beat back these emotions.”
“You have to work hard at staying in contact with your friends so that the relationships will continue and live on… Friendships, along with love, make life worth living.”
“In our program, the truth is the basis of all that we do. There is nothing more important than the truth because there’s nothing more powerful than the truth. Consequently, on our team, we always tell one another the truth. We must be honest with one another. There is no other way.”
“Every leader needs to remember that a healthy respect for authority takes time to develop. It’s like building trust. You don’t instantly have trust, it has to be earned.”
“In leadership, there are no words more important than trust. In any organization, trust must be developed among every member of the team if success is going to be achieved.”
“Discipline is doing what you are supposed to do in the best possible manner at the time you are supposed to do it.”
“There are five fundamental qualities that make every team great: communication, trust, collective responsibility, caring and pride. I like to think of each as a separate finger on the fist. Any one individually is important. But all of them together are unbeatable.”
“Erect no artificial walls that might limit potential, stifle creativity, or shackle innovation.”
“Leaders should be reliable without being predictable. They should be consistent without being anticipated.”
“Courage and confidence are what decision making is all about.”
“Encourage members of your team to take the initiative and act on their own.”
“People want to be on a team. They want to be part of something bigger than themselves. They want to be in a situation where they feel that they are doing something for the greater good.”
“That’s what I do now: I lead and I teach. If we win basketball games from doing that, then that’s great, but I lead and teach. Those are the two things I concentrate on.”
“When we don’t match another team’s intensity—that doesn’t happen very often—then all of a sudden we do ‘J.J.-watching,’ where we’re watching J.J. play. We might as well get tickets and sit behind the bench. No one is doing anything out there.”
“The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions.”
“A basketball team is like the five fingers on your hand. If you can get them all together, you have a fist. That’s how I want you to play.”
“I have a rule on my team: when we talk to one another, we look each other right in the eye, because I think it’s tough to lie to somebody. You give respect to somebody.”
“I’ve had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven’t run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can’t outwork you, then smarts aren’t going to do them much good. That’s just the way it is. And if you believe that and live by it, you’d be surprised at how much fun you can have.”
“Without winners, there wouldn’t even be any civilization.”
“There’s nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you.”
“The height of human desire is what wins, whether it’s on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium.”
“I’m not coming here looking for security. I came here for the opportunity.” Upon accepting Ohio State head coaching job
“Paralyze resistance with persistence.”
“I don’t live in the past. I’m a student of the past, and I try to learn from the past, although some people will say, ‘You haven’t done a very good job of it.’ But for me to live in the past? Hell, no.'”
“A man is always better than he thinks.”
“I can accept failure, but I can’t accept not trying.”
“The time you give a man something he doesn’t earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”
“Success – it ‘s what you do with what you’ve got.”
“Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their players heads and motivate them.”
“I’m not trying to win a popularity poll. I’m trying to win football games. I don’t like nice people. I like tough, honest people.”
“I don’t apologize for anything. When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there. I just despise to lose, and that has taken a man of mediocre ability and made a pretty good coach out of him.”
“Just remember one thing. I can do your job, but you can’t do mine.” – to an OSU professor
“I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose.”
That David Beaty was fired at Kansas on Sunday was as predictable as the Sun coming up in the East when Beaty was hired after the 2014 season by KU and no surprise Beaty barely moved the needle in Lawrence which has been a non-existent needle for Kansas football since the firing of Mark Mangino in 2009.
Kansas has now hired three straight football coaches that did not have a ice cube’s chance in Hell of succeeding at KU with the following records put up by those three coaches, Turner Gill, Charlie Weis, and David Beaty over the past 9 seasons:
Overall: 17 – 80
Big 12: 4 – 65
The above is bad…really bad…and could have easily been avoided if Kansas had employed an athletic director that knew how to hire a coach for the KU job which is a very unique one where…
6 Wins A Year
…is Pretty, Pretty Good Work by a head coach and 8 wins a year is borderline a Lombardi-level of coaching. In Mark Mangino’s last five years at Kansas he averaged…
“Long is the new guy, hired just five months ago, with a reputation for football competence that far exceeds anything his current school has seen in nearly a decade.
There’s that phrase again. Long is better qualified than the men he follows. He is widely respected for his connections and ability to identify and hire football coaches.”
Now that is a bit of Fake News if we have ever seen it because based upon what Jeff Long has actually done in his life when it comes to hiring football coaches and what the media THINKS he has done are two totally different things and it actually takes 5 minutes of checking the Internet to realize this which is something they must not have in the Kansas City area!
Jeff Long’s “football competence” folks as an AD hiring football coaches:
2005 – Dave Wannstedt, Pitt – FIRED 2008 – Bobby Petrino, Arkansas – FIRED 2009 – John L. Smith, Interim Arkansas – CRAZY AS HELL! 2013 – Bret Bielema – FIRED
Would anyone here at Coaches Hot Seat hired ANY of the above coaches in ANY of the situations that Jeff Long was in?
No….but then we actually know something about the game of football and in both Sam Mellinger’s column and mentioned by others across the Internet on Sunday there’s some thought that Les Miles will be hired by Kansas to which we can only say….
So Kansas is going to hire a coach that got fired at LSU where Bozo the Clown, Mister Rogers, or Captain Kangaroo could win 8 games a year if they just rolled the footballs out on the practice field?
Yes….that makes sense if you are Complete Freaking Idiot and have never played a down of football and as far we can tell the people advocating for Les Miles to be hired at Kansas…
Have Never Played A Down Of Football!
Kansas should hire the kind of coach that should be hired for ANY job in this world and that should be someone that is…
Actually Freaking Qualified For The Job
….and it will be interesting to see who Jeff Long hires at KU….very Damn interesting since Long has hired Shady Characters and the Wrong Coaches for the Wrong Situations in the past which just what happens to be what Kansas has done in its last three head coaching hires!
Our guess…there is Complete Freaking Stupidity coming down the pike in Lawrence which will be Hilarious as Hell but sad for anyone that gives a Damn about Kansas football but come on now…these folks have no one to blame but themselves because you GUTTED yourself by literally taking a large sword and driving it into your GUT with the last three head coaching hires and from where we sit you are about to take the sword down from above the fireplace again and…
Drive it into your GUT…..AGAIN!
Let’s get to the Post Week 10 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings and to do that we would like to bring out the Late Great Johnny Cash who we miss a lot and love very much!
1. Chris Ash, Rutgers – On Saturday with the Rutgers loss to a very Average if now downright Weak Wisconsin team by the score of 31 – 17 Chris Ash’s record at Rutgers in three years on the job now stand at…
Overall: 7 – 26
Big Ten: 3 – 21
….and if that looks a Helluva Lot like David Beaty’s record at Kansas only Beaty now in five seasons at KU only has 6 wins on the board!
If you actually know anything about the game of football OR even can read the written word here is what your know about Rutgers football and that is Chris Ash took over Rutgers in 2016 from the fired Kyle Flood who coached Rutgers from 2012 to 2015 putting up records of…
Overall: 27 – 24
Conference: 12 – 19
…and his last two seasons at Rutgers the Scarlet Knights were playing in the Big Ten Conference and put up records of…
8 – 5 4 – 8
…which totals up to….
Overall: 12 – 13
Big Ten: 4 – 12
Now let’s do some simple math here since there seems to be some folks that don’t know simple football analyzing the situation at Rutgers:
Is Rutgers a better football program today under Chris Ash than it was when Ash took over the program before the 2016 season?
No…of course not…but then your ass actually has to be able to READ to know that and there are plenty of folks in America…especially ones making Hundreds of Thousands or even Millions of Dollars a year in Athletic Director positions who cannot……READ!
The 1 – 8 Scarlet Knights whose only win is over Texas State and wait for it….lost to Kansas 55 – 14 earlier this year…have left on their schedule games against….
Michigan Penn State At Michigan State
Got 1 – 11 in Chris Ash’s THIRD year as the head coach at Rutgers?
2. Randy Edsall, UConn – On Saturday the UConn football team coached by Randy Edsall traveled to play 2 – 7 Tulsa on the road and lost by the score of 49 – 19 and we cannot find a person that is surprised by that result which drops the Huskies record to…
1 – 8
…on the season with only 56 – 49 win over FCS Rhode Island between UConn and no wins at all in 2018!
UConn has the following games left to play this season…
SMU At East Carolina Temple
…and we fully expect UConn to lose all three of those games to finish at 1 – 11 after going 3 – 9 last season and again we ask…
Why is Randy Edsall the head coach at UConn?
The reason we ask that is Randy Edsall left UConn in the dead of the night not even saying goodbye to his UConn players after the 2010 Fiesta Bowl to take the Maryland job and Edsall at Maryland put up records of….
Overall: 22 – 34
Big Ten: 10 – 24
….so again we ask….
Why is Randy Edsall the Head Football coach at UConn?
There is NO logical answer to that question….NONE!
3. Larry Fedora, North Carolina – With the loss at home to Georgia Tech on Saturday the Total Collapse of North Carolina football under Larry Fedora the last two seasons continues with Fedora now posting since the beginning of 2017 records of…
Overall: 4 – 16
ACC: 2 – 12
…and those 4 wins have been over:
Old Dominion Pitt Western Carolina Pitt
…and luckily for Larry Fedora UNC has…
Western Carolina on the schedule in 2 weeks!
…so maybe the Tar Heels can get 2 wins in 2018!
What’s the problem exactly with North Carolina Football the last two seasons?
It’s simple really…North Carolina no longer plays any Defense and their defensive rankings for the 2018 season now stand at…
97 th in Total Defense in FBS giving up 432 yards per game
107 th in Scoring Defense in FBS giving up 34.8 points per game
There’s a Simple Rule in Football:
If you are not going to play Defense you are not going to win many football games and North Carolina has won…
4 Football Games the last two seasons
…and we see UNC winning only one of their remaining three games against…
At Duke Western Carolina NC State
…and if the Tar Heels are not planning on playing any defense in 2019 if Larry Fedora is brought back they will win 2 or 3 games next year as well which includes an opening game against South Carolina in Charlotte and Appalachian State in Chapel Hill which be just a GREAT spot for UNC to get its ass beat by its little-little brother!
If we were the AD at North Carolina we would call Larry Fedora into the office and ask him…
“Larry….this is your 7 th season at North Carolina and I would love to know why your team is not playing any defense Son?”
Don’t expect any kind of legitimate answer to that question because the right answer is…
Defense is no longer coached at North Carolina…PERIOD!
4. Bobby Petrino, Louisville – No one here at Coaches Hot Seat can understand why then Arkansas AD Jeff Long hired Bobby Petrino in 2007 or why Western Kentucky hired Petrino in 2012 and we certainly cannot understand why Louisville brought Bobby Petrino back in 2013….unless of course those Athletic Directors…
Only cared about winning football games
…which let’s face it…that is all many athletic directors care about and if the person they are hiring is someone that Coaches Hot Seat would NOT hire to…
Shovel Shit in West Texas
….like Bobby Petrino there will always be an AD that will hire that coach because…he might just win some football games and at Louisville Petrino has won some games winning an average of…
8.5 games a season
…in his latest stint at UofL…but at what cost to the school we ask?
An Enormous Cost in our opinion because Bobby Petrino is someone that treats other human beings like Total Shit and if you are say….Jeff Long who is now the Athletic Director at Kansas where another AD hired Charlie Weis a few years ago who also treats other human beings like Total Shit in our opinion then anyone with an IQ over room temperature would have a concern about these folks ethics…but come now…
Bobby Petrino can win you some football games!
We have some news for the folks out there in the world making a Helluva Lot of $$$ in Athletic Director positions…
There are plenty of coaches that can win football games that are actually…Decent Human Beings as well!
2 – 7 Louisville has games left this season against…
At Syracuse NC State Kentucky
….and we fully expect the Cardinals to get SMASHED in all those games…not just beat but SMASHED and then we will find out if the folks at the University of Louisville have…
Questionable Ethics and Integrity
…and will keep Bobby Petrino employed or if they will actually act like Real Americans with Common Decency and fire Petrino before he totally GUTS Louisville Football on the cross of treating other human beings like Total Shit!
5. Kalani Sitake, BYU – Watching BYU play and lose to Boise State on Saturday night by the score of 21 – 16 with the Cougars having a great chance to score at touchdown at the end of the game we could not help but wonder….
How did BYU only score 6 points against Northern Illinois at home the previous week?
There is NO logical answer to that question which raises the question:
Just what in the Hell is going on at BYU?
2018 BYU Offense Scoring:
28 Points on Arizona 18 Points on California 24 Points on Wisconsin 30 Points on McNeese 7 Points on Washington 20 Points on Utah State 49 Points on Hawaii 7 Points on Northern Illinois 16 Points on Boise State
We went back and looked at all of BYU’s games this season and frankly…
We don’t have a Damn Clue what BYU is trying to accomplish on offense nor do we think the BYU coaches have a Damn Clue what BYU is trying to accomplish on offense which is a Helluva situation for a place like BYU that made its name on…
Scoring A Lot of Points on Offense!
Kalani Sitake is now in this third year at BYU and has posted a record of…
17 – 18
…overall and at 4 – 5 in 2018 with these games left to be played…
At UMass New Mexico State At Utah
….and if BYU loses at UMass on Saturday there’s a decent chance the Cougars will not go to a bowl game for a second straight season and we cannot imagine how Sitake can survive that if they are actually still serious about playing football in Provo that is!
While we have you here on the issue of the head football coach at BYU some may be wondering why Bronco Mendenhall is now the head coach at Virginia instead of still at BYU and in our opinion the main reason is that…
Bronco Mendenhall was paid very little money at BYU
…and Mendenhall is making $3.5M+ a year at UVA and has a contract that guarantees to pay him $18M+ no matter what he does in the future which is the kind of money that Bronco would NEVER make at BYU and that is because…
Brigham Young University is CHEAP….REALLY CHEAP!
A few years ago the Athletic Director at BYU Tom Holmoe made a comment that was something along the lines of…
“Some of the websites out there that say Bronco Mendenhall makes “X” amount of money are just way off base because he doesn’t make anywhere close to the kind of money they are reporting.”
Since BYU is a private school and does not report what it pays its head football coach it’s not easy to know or even guess what Kalani Sitake makes as the head football coach at BYU but we do know what the head football coach at BYU should be making…
$3M+ a year easy!
….that is BYU actually paid a Market Wage but come now…maybe you forgot…
Brigham Young University is CHEAP….REALLY CHEAP!
Oh…BYU’s current endowment is something around $1.5 Billion Dollars and the Mormon Church is easily in our opinion worth north of $30 Billion Dollars and yet when it comes to paying the head football coach at BYU….
Brigham Young University is CHEAP….REALLY CHEAP!
We have lots of Mormon friends in the state of Utah and elsewhere around America and to a person they are two things….they are NOT…
Arrogant or Cheap
…and we cannot help but wonder why AD Tom Holmoe and we are guessing the folks that run BYU are not willing to pay their head football coach a Market Wage?
Brigham Young University is CHEAP….REALLY CHEAP!
Until BYU quits being so Damn CHEAP don’t tell us that Tom Holmoe or anyone else at BYU gives two rips about winning football games because they don’t…they just don’t!
6. Willie Taggart, Florida State – We are not quiet sure what Willie Taggart is doing at Florida State but we do know this…
Jimbo Fisher won an average of 10.375 games a season at FSU over the past 8 seasons
…and the now 4 – 5 Seminole after they got destroyed by NC State on Saturday have beat in 2018:
Samford Northern Illinois Louisville Wake Forest
…and FSU still has to play this season:
At Notre Dame Boston College Florida
Now…we haven’t a Damn Clue what is going on at Florida (see more below on the Gators) but does anyone else think that FSU is headed for a record of…
4 – 8
…in 2018 and Willie Taggart possibly sitting on the #1 Hot Seat in America entering the 2019 season?
FSU’s Goal for Notre Dame game this coming Saturday:
Don’t get their asses blown out by the Irish!
7. Mike MacIntyre, Colorado – Some of the more interesting numbers about Mike MacIntyre are his records at both Colorado and Overall which look like this…
Overall Winning Percentage at San Jose State and Colorado = .422%
Winning Percentage at Colorado = .417%
….which says a Helluva Lot and when one looks at MacIntyre’s record at Colorado one finds that against FBS schools with .500 or better records he is at…
10 – 40
…in those games and MacIntyre’s Overall Record at CU now stands at:
30 – 42
If you are thinking that Mike MacIntyre has fattened up his record at Colorado with lots of wins over very average or worse teams then you would be right and it’s not like MacIntyre’s record in Pac-12 play is that great at…
14 – 37
The CU Buffs are now 4 – 5 on the 2018 season and have games left against…
Washington State Utah At California
…and if Colorado plays like they played last couple of weeks in losses to Oregon State and Arizona they will finish the season at 5 – 7 which would be for MacIntyre…
5 Losing Records in 6 Seasons at Colorado!
Even if Colorado won one of their remaining games and got to 6 – 6 on the season is that good enough at Colorado in his sixth season on the job?
Not in our opinion but then we are old enough to remember when Colorado actually played the game of football!
8. Lovie Smith, Illinois – We have been alarmed about the amount of points that Minnesota has been giving up this season but the Gophers giving up 55 points to Illinois was quite the eye-opener and has moved P. J. Fleck towards the Hot Seat as he fires his defensive coordinator but with that win the Illini moved to 4 – 5 on the season with games left against….
At Nebraska Iowa At Northwestern
…and it will be interesting to see if Illinois can win any of their remaining three games or if they will collapse down the stretch as they have done in the first two seasons under Lovie Smith.
Scott Frost and Nebraska really need to beat Illinois on Saturday to get to 3 wins on the season with Michigan State and at Iowa left so this will be a very interesting game….a very interesting game indeed!
9. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State – We are not quite sure what $5 Million Dollars A Year is supposed to get you but we are guessing it’s not a record of…
5 – 4
…that Oklahoma State is now sitting on with games left against…
At Oklahoma West Virginia At TCU
…with Mike Gundy banking that $5M a year and a real chance now that the Cowboys will miss a bowl game in 2018 which would take a…
Charlie Weis Level of Incompetence
….for Mike Gundy because Gundy could have gone hunting and fishing away from Stillwater and let an Oklahoma State sorority coach the Cowboys in 2018 and they would have gotten at least…
6 Wins In 2018!
Will Mike Gundy hit at least the mark that an OSU sorority coaching the Cowboys football team in 2018 or will he fall short?
10. Dan Mullen, Florida – We gotta call on Sunday from a Florida alum buddy of ours from Jacksonville we first rented a house from out near the beaches in Jacksonville about 30 years go and this UF alum was a student at Florida when Steve Spurrier was playing quarterback for the Gators so he goes way back and here is what he said about the current state of Florida football based upon what he saw at The Swamp on Saturday in the Mizzou – Florida game:
“I am not quite sure what Dan Mullen is doing but for Damn sure he is not coaching the Florida football team right now. I went over behind the Florida bench in both the first and second half and the Gators players just could have cared less that they were playing and losing to Missouri and the fans at the game perfectly reflected the amount of energy the players and coaches brought to the game which was almost no energy at all.”
It was interesting after the Mizzou game when Dan Mullen’s football team…
Did Not Show Up To Play and Looked Totally Un-Coached
“That’s how it works,” a frustrated Mullen said. “I’m gonna be honest with you, this is how it works too, when we sell out the stadium, we win a championship. It doesn’t go the other way. It’s not we win, you sell out. You sell out, you win. Go watch teams that have built programs. That’s how it works.”
This is FLORIDA Son where…
Any Random Stumblebum off the beaches of Jacksonville Beach can win 8 games a season
…and the Gators now after losing to Mizzou at home on Saturday in a game where the Gators….
Did Not Show Up To Play and Looked Totally Un-Coached
….are now 6 – 3 and have games left against…
South Carolina Idaho At Florida State
Now Dan Mullen could turn over the Gators to Mike Gundy and they could beat Idaho but will the Gators actually show-up to play against South Carolina like….
They give two rips about winning the game or not?
…or will they show up how they looked against Mizzou?
Did Not Show Up To Play and Looked Totally Un-Coached
Our long-time Florida alum buddy also said to us on Sunday:
“If Dan Mullen thinks we are going to tolerate a lot of average football at Florida then will just see about that and if the Gators look like they did against Mizzou in 2019 then Mullen will not make it past year 2 in Gainesville and AD Scott Stricklin will be gone as well because those two are attached at the hip. Maybe Mullen and Stricklin think this is just a fun game and they can just coast along being average, but one thing McElwain showed is that even a Damn Idiot can take the Gators to the SEC Championship and if the Gators aren’t competitive against Georgia next season and winning 9+ games then Dan Mullen and his buddy Scott will be unemployed next Christmas so I hope they enjoy this Christmas with their families!”
This is not a game Dan Mullen and you better Damn not lose to South Carolina on Saturday and if you somehow fooled around and lost to South Carolina and the Total Train Wreck that is Florida State football in the last game of the season…
Your trips to the Gators clubs in the coming offseason will be the most miserable experience of your life on Earth!
Don’t lose to South Carolina and Will Muschamp on Saturday Dan because it might just be a Zook-like beginning of the end of your coaching career with the Gators!
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
“It always seems impossible until its done.”
“Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.”
“Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.”
“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”
“We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.”
“I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.”
“I stand here before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant of you, the people. Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here today. I therefore place the remaining years of my life in your hands.”
“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” Long Walk to Freedom
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
“Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.” Refusing to bargain for freedom after 21 years in prison
“I stand here before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant of you, the people. Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here today. I therefore place the remaining years of my life in your hands.” Speech on the day of his release, Cape Town, February 11, 1990
“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”
“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
“Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farmworkers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.”
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”
“Gandhi himself never ruled out violence absolutely and unreservedly. He conceded the necessity of arms in certain situations. He said, “Where choice is set between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence… I prefer to use arms in defense of honor rather than remain the vile witness of dishonor …”
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”
“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.”
“It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.”
“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”
“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”
“True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”
“My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.”
“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.”
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
“People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.”
“The highest result of education is tolerance.”
“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”
“We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.”
“While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done.”
“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.”
“We differ, blind and seeing, one from another, not in our senses, but in the use we make of them, in the imagination and courage with which we seek wisdom beyond the senses.”
“Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.”
“Miss Sullivan touched my forehead and spelled with decided emphasis, “Think.” In a flash I knew that the word was the name of the process that was going on in my head. This was my first conscious perception of an abstract idea. For a long time I was still … trying to find a meaning for “love” in the light of this new idea. The sun had been under a cloud all day, and there had been brief showers; but suddenly the sun broke forth in all its southern splendour. Again I asked my teacher, “Is this not love?”
“Love is something like the clouds that were in the sky before the sun came out,” she replied. Then in simpler words than these, which at that time I could not have understood, she explained:
“You cannot touch the clouds, you know; but you feel the rain and know how glad the flowers and the thirsty earth are to have it after a hot day. You cannot touch love either; but you feel the sweetness that it pours into everything. Without love you would not be happy or want to play.”
The beautiful truth burst upon my mind — I felt that there were invisible lines stretched between my spirit and the spirits of others.”
“No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.”
“A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.”
“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”
“Mama wanted me to be a preacher. I told her coachin’ and preachin’ were a lot alike.”
“But it’s still a coach’s game. Make no mistake. You start at the top. If you don’t have a good one at the top, you don’t have a cut dog’s chance. If you do, the rest falls into place. You have to have good assistants, and a lot of things, but first you have to have the chairman of the board.”
“If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it. That’s all it takes to get people to win football games for you.”
“I think the most important thing of all for any team is a winning attitude. The coaches must have it. The players must have it. The student body must have it. If you have dedicated players who believe in themselves, you don’t need a lot of talent.”
“The idea of molding men means a lot to me.”
“You must learn how to hold a team together. You must lift some men up, calm others down, until finally they’ve got one heartbeat. Then you’ve got yourself a team.”
“If wanting to win is a fault, as some of my critics seem to insist, then I plead guilty. I like to win. I know no other way. It’s in my blood.”
“Get the winners into the game.”
“The old lessons (work, self-discipline, sacrifice, teamwork, fighting to achieve) aren’t being taught by many people other than football coaches these days. The football coach has a captive audience and can teach these lessons because the communication lines between himself and his players are more wide open than between kids and parents. We better teach these lessons or else the country’s future population will be made up of a majority of crooks, drug addicts, or people on relief.”
“Sacrifice. Work. Self-discipline. I teach these things, and my boys don’t forget them when they leave.”
“It’s not the will to win that matters – everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.”
“I’ll never give up on a player regardless of his ability as long as he never gives up on himself. In time he will develop.”
“Set goals – high goals for you and your organization. When your organization has a goal to shoot for, you create teamwork, people working for a common good.”
“Don’t talk too much. Don’t pop off. Don’t talk after the game until you cool off.”
“You have to learn what makes this or that Sammy run. For one it’s a pat on the back, for another it’s eating him out, for still another it’s a fatherly talk, or something else. You’re a fool if you think as I did as a young coach, that you can treat them all alike.”
“If a man is a quitter, I’d rather find out in practice than in a game. I ask for all a player has so I’ll know later what I can expect.”
“Find your own picture, your own self in anything that goes bad. It’s awfully easy to mouth off at your staff or chew out players, but if it’s bad, and you’re the head coach, you’re responsible. If we have an intercepted pass, I threw it. I’m the head coach. If we get a punt blocked, I caused it. A bad practice, a bad game, it’s up to the head coach to assume his responsibility.”
“It’s awfully important to win with humility. It’s also important to lose with humility. I hate to lose worse than anyone, but if you never lose you won’t know how to act. If you lose with humility, then you can come back.”
“Losing doesn’t make me want to quit. It makes me want to fight that much harder.”
“The biggest mistake coaches make is taking borderline cases and trying to save them. I’m not talking about grades now, I’m talking about character. I want to know before a boy enrolls about his home life, and what his parents want him to be.”
“What are you doing here? Tell me why you are here. If you are not here to win a national championship, you’re in the wrong place. You boys are special. I don’t want my players to be like other students. I want special people. You can learn a lot on the football field that isn’t taught in the home, the church, or the classroom. There are going to be days when you think you’ve got no more to give and then you’re going to give plenty more. You are going to have pride and class. You are going to be very special. You are going to win the national championship for Alabama.”
“I’m no innovator. If anything I’m a stealer, or borrower. I’ve stolen or borrowed from more people than you can shake a stick at.”
“There is no sin in not liking to play; it’s a mistake for a boy to be there if he doesn’t want to.”
“I’m no miracle man. I guarantee nothing but hard work.”
“Don’t overwork your squad. If you’re going to make a mistake, under-work them.”
“Be aware of “yes” men. Generally, they are losers. Surround yourself with winners. Never forget – people win.”
“If there is one thing that has helped me as a coach, it’s my ability to recognize winners, or good people who can become winners by paying the price.”
“You take those little rascals, talk to them good, pat them on the back, let them think they are good, and they will go out and beat the biguns.”
“If you whoop and holler all the time, the players just get used to it.”
“I know what it takes to win. If I can sell them on what it takes to win, then we are not going to lose too many football games.”
“If you want to coach you have three rules to follow to win. One, surround yourself with people who can’t live without football. I’ve had a lot of them. Two, be able to recognize winners. They come in all forms. And, three, have a plan for everything. A plan for practice, a plan for the game. A plan for being ahead, and a plan for being behind 20-0 at half, with your quarterback hurt and the phones dead, with it raining cats and dogs and no rain gear because the equipment man left it at home.”
“My approach to the game has been the same at all the places I’ve been. Vanilla. The sure way. That means, first of all, to win physically. If you got eleven on a field, and they beat the other eleven physically, they’ll win. They will start forcing mistakes. They’ll win in the fourth quarter.”
“Little things make the difference. Everyone is well prepared in the big things, but only the winners perfect the little things.”
“Scout yourself. Have a buddy who coaches scout you.”
“The first time you quit, it’s hard. The second time, it gets easier. The third time, you don’t even have to think about it.”
“But there’s one thing about quitters you have to guard against – they are contagious. If one boy goes, the chances are he’ll take somebody with him, and you don’t want that. So when they would start acting that way, I used to pack them up and get them out, or embarrass them, or do something to turn them around.”
“There’s a lot of blood, sweat, and guts between dreams and success.”
“People who are in it for their own good are individualists. They don’t share the same heartbeat that makes a team so great. A great unit, whether it be football or any organization, shares the same heartbeat.”
“I told them my system was based on the “ant plan,” that I’d gotten the idea watching a colony of ants in Africa during the war. A whole bunch of ants working toward a common goal.”
“We can’t have two standards, one set for the dedicated young men who want to do something ambitious and one set for those who don’t.”
“I honestly believe that if you are willing to out-condition the opponent, have confidence in your ability, be more aggressive than your opponent and have a genuine desire for team victory, you will become the national champions. If you have all the above, you will acquire confidence and poise, and you will have those intangibles that win the close ones.”
“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.”
“Don’t ever give up on ability. Don’t give up on a player who has it.”
“A good, quick, small team can beat a big, slow team any time.”
“I have always tried to teach my players to be fighters. When I say that, I don’t mean put up your dukes and get in a fistfight over something. I’m talking about facing adversity in your life. There is not a person alive who isn’t going to have some awfully bad days in their lives. I tell my players that what I mean by fighting is when your house burns down, and your wife runs off with the drummer, and you’ve lost your job and all the odds are against you. What are you going to do? Most people just lay down and quit. Well, I want my people to fight back.”
“If they don’t have a winning attitude, I don’t want them.”
“I have tried to teach them to show class, to have pride, and to display character. I think football, winning games, takes care of itself if you do that.”
“I always want my players to show class, knock’em down, pat on the back, and run back to the huddle.”
“I tell young players who want to be coaches, who think they can put up with all the headaches and heartaches, can you live without it? If you can live without it, don’t get in it.”
“The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others.”
“One thing I never want to be accused of is not working.”
“I don’t know any other way to lead but by example.”
“Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.”
“I think what coaching is all about, is taking players and analyzing there ability, put them in a position where they can excel within the framework of the team winning. And I hope that I’ve done that in my 33 years as a head coach.”
“The ultimate goal is victory. And if you refuse to work as hard as you possibly can toward that aim, or if you do anything that keeps you from achieving that goal, then you are just cheating yourself.”
“You know it’s only 50 miles from Grand River to Canton, but it took me 67 years to travel that distance.”
We are deep into the 2018 college football season now and have a Helluva football game coming right at us this coming Saturday in Baton Rouge with the Alabama Crimson Tide playing the LSU Tigers and if you are thinking living in America is Great Fun you would be right!
Let’s get to the Post Week 8 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings which means bringing out the Late Great Johnny Cash!
Thank You Johnny!
Oh…you ever want to watch a great documentary on Johnny Cash you can’t go wrong with this one >
1. Chris Ash, Rutgers – Rutgers had a bye in Week 8 and it’s a good thing because the Scarlet Knights are coming off 7 straight losses after opening up the season with a win over lowly Texas State and with these four games still on the schedule for a 1 – 7 team:
At Wisconsin Michigan Penn State At Michigan State
Wisconsin looks Hardly Coached At All right now so maybe Rutgers can beat the Badgers in Madison, but we don’t think there’s a chance in Hell they can win any of those last three games so there’s at least a 50 – 50 chance that Rutgers head coach Chris Ash will finish his THIRD season with a record of…
1 – 11
….and in the four seasons before Ash took over at Rutgers in 2016 this football program under head coach Kyle Flood posted an overall record of…
27 – 24
Is there anyone on Earth that believes Rutgers is getting better or even holding level under Chris Ash?
No one we can see that Knows His or Her Ass From the Side of a Barn!
2. Lovie Smith, Illinois – On Saturday in head coach Lovie Smith’s 32 nd game as the head coach of the Illini his team lost to a Maryland team dealing with Total Chaos that has an Interim Head Coach and lost to the Terps by the score of…
63 – 33!
That loss now leaves Lovie’s Big Ten Conference record in 3 years on the job at…
3 – 20
…and the Illini still have to play in 2018 games against…
Minnesota At Nebraska Iowa At Northwestern
Maybe Illinois can beat Minnesota at home…..but then the Vegas Folks have the line at…
…so maybe not but for Damn sure there’s not a chance in Hell that Illinois beats Nebraska, Iowa, or Northwestern!
What if Illinois finishes at 3 – 9 in Lovie Smith’s THIRD year on the job making $5M a year with a $12.6M on December 1, 2018 when he took over a football program that went to a bowl game in 2014 under Tim Beckman and almost went to a bowl game in 2015 under Bill Cubit…is there a chance in Hell that Lovie Smith will return to coach the Illini in 2019?
Not if we were making the hiring and firing decisions at Illinois but then we here at Coaches Hot Seat actually interested in…
Winning Games and Championships
…not Horseshit PR which this move to hire Lovie Smith at Illinois was…
Just Horseshit PR!
3. Randy Edsall, UConn – On Saturday UConn lost to lowly UMass to drop to 1 – 7 on the season and Randy Edsall’s records at UConn since he returned to coach the Huskies last season now stand at…
Overall: 4 – 16
AAC: 2 – 10
….and we were wondering if there is ANYONE in America that can claim this isn’t just going to worse from here with Edsall at UConn, because if there is someone that can claim that we would love to meet that person and make sure they are escorted to the closest mental hospital because that person is a danger to themselves and any nearby community!
4. Larry Fedora, North Carolina – An interesting record for Larry Fedora is that in North Carolina’s last 23 games under Fedora the Tar Heels are…
5 – 18
….and UNC the last two seasons are sitting on an ACC Conference record of…
2 – 11
What in the Hell went wrong at North Carolina would be an interesting thesis for someone to write but what it really boils down to is….North Carolina’s rankings on Defense:
104 in Scoring Defense giving up an average of 34.3 points per game
100 in Rushing Defense giving up an average of 191.3 yards per game
83 in Total Defense giving up an average of 413 yards per game
60 in Passing Yards Allowed giving up an average of 221.7 yard per game
North Carolina no longer plays any Damn defense under Larry Fedora and if you are not going to play Defense then your ass is going to lose a lot of football games like…
18 of the last 23!
With 1 – 6 North Carolina still having to play in 2018 games against…
Georgia Tech At Duke Western Carolina NC State
…we would recommend maybe Larry Fedora spend Oh let’s say…
30 minutes a week maybe coaching Defense at North Carolina!
Is that really too much to ask…a college football team playing a little defense which begins and end with…
Actually Tackling the Opposing Players which takes EFFORT!
Why has North Carolina lost 18 of its last 23 games you ask?
There’s Precious Little EFFORT among these North Carolina players and when there’s Precious Little EFFORT that is always a Helluva Lot of QUIT!
5. Clay Helton, USC – After the home loss to Arizona State to drop the USC record to 4 – 4 in 2018 with games still left against…
At Oregon State California At UCLA Notre Dame
….it’s not surprising that head coach Clay Helton shook-up his offense staff and took over offensive play-calling duties because Helton more than likely has to…
Run The Table and win the last 4 games of the 2018 season
…to return to coach the Trojans in 2019 and that begins with beating Oregon State on the road on Saturday which just beat Colorado in Boulder, and if Helton isn’t worried about his future now his ass better start worrying because he is sitting on one of the Hottest Seats in America at USC where 4 – 4 starts will get your ass fired even if you did win the Pac-12 Title last season!
We don’t know all the Big Money Players at USC but we know a number of them and doing a quick survey on Sunday with em we didn’t find one that was in support of bringing Clay Helton back for the 2019 season even if it would cost “X” Millions of Dollars to buy out Clay and his staff + hire a new head coach and instead every single one of them asked something to the effect of….
“Who do you think we should get to replace Helton?”
You look back at the coaches that won BIG at USC…
John McKay John Robinson Pete Carroll
…they all had the ability to motivate and move players and they had BIG personalities and Clay Helton at this moment doesn’t seem to be able to motivate and move his players and Helton blends so much into the background in Los Angeles you hardly know he is there!
One thing for sure….USC loses to Oregon State this coming Saturday you can…
Turn Out The Lights on Clay Helton at USC!
6. David Beaty, Kansas – Head Coach David Beaty and Kansas got a nice win over TCU on Saturday but come now….this TCU football team is falling to pieces as it collapses in on itself with Gary Patterson losing control of anything and everything in Ft. Worth (a situation that is about get a Helluva Lot worse in our opinion) and with that win Beaty’s records in 4 seasons on the job now stand at:
Overall: 6 – 38
Big 12: 2 – 30
The 3 – 5 Jayhawks have games left in 2018 against…
Iowa State At Kansas State At Oklahoma Texas
…and if David Beaty can win 3 of those remaining 4 games then he will probably hold onto his job at KU but anything short of 6 wins total in 2018 and Kansas will be looking for a new head football coach in late November.
7. Bobby Petrino, Louisville – The Total Meltdown in River City Louisville continued this past Saturday with the Cardinals losing to Wake Forest at home by the score of…
56 – 35
…and now 2 – 6 Louisville has games left to play against…
At Clemson At Syracuse NC State Kentucky
Got 2 – 10?
Good because so will Louisville in a few weeks and $14M buyout or not we haven’t a Damn Clue how Louisville can keep Petrino around for another season unless the folks at Louisville…
Just don’t give a Damn about the Louisville Football Program!
8. Gus Malzahn, Auburn – After a week off in Week 8 the 5 – 3 Auburn Tigers get back at it in Week 9 with a home game against Texas A&M in a game that Auburn should win but could easily lose because the reality is…
No one has a Damn Clue what Auburn team will show-up against Texas A&M on Saturday!
It’s our humble opinion that there is some infighting going on within the Auburn football program that has divided the team along offensive and defensive sides which culminated in the home loss to Tennessee and luckily the Tigers had a game against Ole Miss the next week which looked like a team that was hardly coached at all by Matt Luke and the Rebels coaches will led to an Auburn win in what was probably a job saving win for Gus Malzahn even with a $30M+ buyout on the books!
5 – 3 Auburn has left in 2018…
Texas A&M At Georgia Liberty At Alabama
…so that looks like best case scenario a 7 – 5 record for Gus Malzahn in his…
6 th Season at Auburn
…and if there is a fan of Auburn football that thinks a head coach in his 6 th season on the job should be posting records like 7 – 5 then that is an Auburn fan that is a…
Total Damn Loser!
Of course lose to the Aggies on Saturday and Auburn + Malzahn looking right at 6 – 6 in 2018 which would lead to the firing of Gus Malzahn $30M+ buyout or not in our humble opinion!
Who have we heard might be interested in the Auburn job if it should open?
We are not going to say the coach’s name but he’s having a GREAT 2018 season!
9. Kalani Sitake, BYU – Just when you thought BYU might be able to put together a decent 2018 season sitting on a record of 4 – 3 after a win over Hawaii the Cougars host Northern Illinois at home and scored only…
…in losing to what is an average MAC Conference team in Northern Illinois and when you are BYU and you can only score 6 points against a MAC team you have a head coach that is in a Helluva Lot of trouble and that’s where Kalani Sitake finds himself now with games left against…
At Boise State At UMass New Mexico State At Utah
Utah will DESTROY BYU in that final game and you can forget about BYU beating Boise State in Boise so if the Cougars lose at UMass or at home to New Mexico State it’s our opinion BYU will be looking for a new head football coach in late November and this time around maybe BYU should considering hiring a Non-Mormon but still a committed Christian to be their head football coach because there’s one just up the road in Logan, Utah in Matt Wells who is doing a Helluva job at Utah State.
10. Willie Taggart, Florida State – We are not quite sure what Willie Taggart was hoping for from his Florida State football team against Clemson but we were expecting a decent game that saw the Tigers pull away in the second half but instead we got…
A Sloppy, Undisciplined, Often Playing Out of Freaking Control, Sometimes Quitting, Sometimes Loafing, Almost Always Looking Un-Coached FSU Team on Saturday
…and that reality has lit-up Willie’s backside as his now 4 – 4 Seminoles have games left against in 2018…
At NC State At Notre Dame Boston College Florida
Hell…Florida State is not going to win another game and finish at 4 – 8 on the season and make 2019 a…
Make Or Break Season for Willie Taggart’s Coaching Career
…with Willie entering 2019 on one of the Hottest Seats in College Football after lots of coaches ahead of him in the rankings get run from their jobs!
The Late Great Woody Hayes once said…
“There’s nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the Hell kicked out of you.”
…and if that’s True then Willie Taggart and the Florida State Seminoles football team should have…
Very Damn Clean Souls right now
….because they got their ass whipped by Clemson!
Now the question is will Florida State just Give Up and QUIT or will they FIGHT?
Our guess and opinion is that FSU will Give Up and QUIT because there’s just no heart or soul or anything in these Florida State players and when you combine that with almost nonexistent coaching you have a Helluva mess on your hands and…
FSU Football is now a Helluva Mess!
…very similar to what Tennessee was under Lane Kiffin, Derek Dooley, and Butch Jones so SMILE fans of Seminoles football…
You only have a about decade of Horseshit football ahead of you and LOTS of coaching changes….YES….lots of coaching changes coming unless Willie Taggart gets ahold of and change things and quick!
1. David Beaty, Kansas – Kansas lost 48 – 16 at Texas Tech on Saturday and 43 games into his tenure in Lawrence David Beaty’s records now stand at…
Overall: 5 – 38
Big 12: 1 – 30
With these games left to play….
TCU Iowa State At Kansas State At Oklahoma Texas
…we give Kansas a ZERO-POINT.ZERO chance of winning another game this season and one can only wonder who is on Kansas AD Jeff Long’s short list to be next head football coach of the Jayhawks because when you look at the head football coaches that Jeff Long has hired as an AD it’s got to be worrisome if you are fan of Kansas football!
2005 – Dave Wannstedt, Pitt – FIRED 2008 – Bobby Petrino, Arkansas – FIRED 2009 – John L. Smith, Interim Arkansas – CRAZY AS HELL! 2013 – Bret Bielema – FIRED
We can think of 10 coaches that could turn Kansas football into a .500 football program in 3 years or less…are any of those 10 coaches on Kansas AD Jeff Long’s list to replace David Beaty?
NOPE…and we have that on good authority!
Just an opinion…the Total Disaster that is Kansas Football will keep rolling into the future with no end in sight!
2. Chris Ash, Rutgers – Rutgers gave a Northwestern team that has looked at times in 2018 like head coach Pat Fitzgerald and his staff spend every afternoon at the local bar drinking bear, playing video games, and hitting on waitresses rather a team that is Coached by Real Coaches in practice on a regular basis a decent game on Saturday but come now..
3 – 3 Akron beat Northwestern in Evanston this year!
What kind of football program is Rutgers in head coach Chris Ash third season on the job…well the records are…
Overall: 7 – 25
Big Ten: 3 – 21
…and those 7 wins were over….
2016 Howard New Mexico
2017 Morgan State Illinois Purdue Maryland
2018 Texas State
So in three seasons Chris Ash has beaten ONE FBS team with a .500 or better record and that was Purdue last year which went 7 – 6 in Jeff Brohm’s first year on the job and what has Brohm done in less than two seasons on the job with the same amount of talent at Purdue that Ash inherited at Rutgers….
Well…he just beat Ohio State which Rutgers lost to earlier this by a score of…wait for it…
52 – 3!
A very simple question the folks at Rutgers need to ask themselves:
Is Rutgers a better football team today than it was when Chris Ash took over 3 seasons ago and remember he took over a team that had gone…
27 – 24
…the previous four seasons under Kyle Flood.
If you answer anything but NO to the above question not only do you Not Have A Damn Clue about the game of football you are a Damn Fool!
Yes…there are Lots of Damn Fools in AD positions hiring football coaches in today’s world!
3. Lovie Smith, Illinois – In Lovie Smith’s 31 st game as the head coach at Illinois his football team got whipped by an Average Wisconsin team in Madison by the score of…
49 – 20
…to drop the Illini’s record to 3 – 4 on the year and Lovie’s record at the school to…
Overall: 8 – 23
Big Ten: 3 – 19
Oh…those 8 wins were over….
2016 Murray State Rutgers Michigan State
2017 Ball State Western Kentucky
2018 Kent State Western Illinois Rutgers
Like Rutgers HC Chris Ash Ole Lovie Smith has beaten ONE FBS team with a .500 or better record…no not Michigan State in 2016 which went 3 – 9 that year but….wait for it…
“Naming Lovie Smith as the Illinois head football coach is the first step in taking this program to a place of national prominence,” Whitman said. “We will build a program that contends annually for Big Ten and national championships. The timing for this move was extremely tight, and we needed to move quickly. A coach of Lovie’s caliber would not have been available to us if we had waited until after the 2016 season. Lovie’s reputation as a coach, and even more so as a person, made it clear it was an awesome opportunity for the University of Illinois.”
Got LOL – Freaking – LOL?
Also got Lovie Smith’s agent ROLLED Illinois AD Josh Whitman thinking that because Lovie got a loaded NFL roster with Chicago Bears to the Super Bowl that wasn’t something hundreds if not thousands of football coaches in America couldn’t have also done?
Oh…lest us not forget that Lovie Smith took over an Illinois football team that went 5 – 7 in 2015 under Bill Cubit and the year before had finished at 6 – 7 under Tim Beck.
Here’s what Lovie Smith has done at Illinois:
He has taken an Average Football Program and turned into a Complete Freaking Laughingstock…that’s what Lovie Smith has done and Oh his buyout on December 1, 2018….
…on top of Lovie getting paid $5 Million Dollars A Year!
What in the Hell has Lovie Smith done to earn that $5 Million Dollars A Year?
Not One Damn Thing and in FACT his presence in Champaign has made the Illinois football program WORSE not BETTER!
Oh…the 3 – 4 Illini have left on their schedule…
At Maryland Minnesota At Nebraska Iowa At Northwestern
We would be shocked if Illinois wins more than 1 of their remaining 5 games….but then we were shocked when Lovie Smith was hired to coach a college football team when the last time he coached in the college game before taking this job in 2016 was in 1995 at Ohio State!
20+ Freaking Years!
Got there are Helluva Lot of Stupid Damn People hiring football coaches on the FBS level right now?
4. Randy Edsall, UConn – South Florida may just be the softest undefeated football in recent college football history and UConn gave those soft Bulls a decent game before losing by the score of 38 – 30 which with the loss dropped the Huskies record in 2018 to…
1 – 6
….and Randy Edsall’s record at UConn the last two seasons to….
4 – 15
Oh…those 4 wins were over…
2017 Holy Cross Temple Tulsa
2018 Rhode Island
Randy Edsall has beaten ONE FBS team with a .500 or better record and that was…
Temple last year that went 7 – 6.
Is Randy Edsall long for the UConn right now meaning will Edsall coach the Huskies in 2019?
We haven’t a Damn clue but let us know how many more games you think 1 – 6 UConn will win in 2018 from their remaining games…
UMass At Tulsa SMU At East Carolina Temple
Maybe they beat UMass….Maybe!
5. Larry Fedora, North Carolina – It didn’t surprise anyone at Coaches Hot Seat that Larry Fedora’s Tar Heels gave Syracuse all it could want on Saturday since Dino Baber’s football teams melt like a cube of butter on a hot sidewalk in Phoenix in the middle of Summer but North Carolina did take Syracuse to two overtimes before losing after they should have beaten Virginia Tech the week before but come now….UNC is still 1 – 5 on the season and they still have left to play games against…
At Virginia Georgia Tech At Duke Western Carolina NC State
Georgia Tech can be beat….that’s obvious…and Western Carolina is a win but can UNC end up with a record better than…
3 – 8
….in 2018 with the game against UCF cancelled due to a hurricane…which woulda been a loss?
Not in our humble opinion.
6. Brent Brennan, San Jose State – Again the San Jose Spartans gave a decent team….San Diego State…..a decent game before losing 16 – 13 to the Aztecs but come now….San Jose State is now 0 – 7 on the season and head coach Brent Brennan’s record in two years at the school are now at…
Overall: 2 – 18
MWC: 1 – 11
Who exactly did San Jose State beat in those two games last year?
Cal Poly and then Wyoming in the last game of the season.
Is Brent Brennan long for the San Jose State job?
We haven’t a Damn Clue but with these games left…
UNLV At Wyoming At Utah State Nevada At Fresno State
…if SJSU doesn’t beat UNLV on Saturday it looks like ZERO wins in 2018 for the Spartans!
7. Gus Malzahn, Auburn – It’s clear now the money has been put together to buyout Gus Malzahn if that is what needs to be done at the end of this season which is something along the lines of…
$32 Million Dollars Total $15 Million Dollars Paid Within 90 Days $17 Million Dollars Remaining Paid Over Next 6 Years
…and we can understand why with the way Auburn has looked in 2018 which we would characterize as…
A Head Coach with a $32 Million Dollar Buyout who could really care less how many games Auburn wins in 2018 or ever again!
In our humble opinion!
We have lots of ways to measure coaches at Coaches Hot Seat and one of those measure is a scale of 1 – 100 which we do before each season on how bad does a loss impact “X” coach with the scale being…
100 = The Freaking World Is Over! 1 = No Big Whoop!
…and Gus Malzahn before the 2018 season fell at….
25 = Whatever
…on that measure and the general consensus if we had to redo that measure again it would today be….
12 = We Lost? Really? It’s A Beautiful Day Though!
Oh…Nick Saban on this measure of coaches on how hard a loss hits them is at…
100 = The Freaking World Is Over!
Be Proud Auburn fans because here is what you now have on your hands when a team in the state of Alabama loses a game…
Nick Saban = 100 = The Freaking World Is Over! Gus Malzahn = 12 = We Lost? Really? It’s A Beautiful Day Though!
With the win over Totally Damn Listless Ole Miss which looked Totally Un-Coached on Saturday and in the second half had players….Loafing All Over the Field…the Auburn Tigers are now 5 – 3 on the season with games left against…
Texas A&M At Georgia Liberty At Alabama
If Auburn beats Liberty and loses to the A&M, Georgia and Alabama to finish at 6 – 6 with a totally loaded roster will Gus Malzahn get the Heave-Hoe out the back door with Millions of Dollars in early December of this year?
Who might be the front-runner to replace Gus Malzahn at Auburn?
Purdue Head Coach Jeff Brohm….in our humble opinion.
Where does Jeff Brohm fall on how does a loss impact “X” coach with Brohm being the coach in this case…the same as Saban:
100 = The Freaking World Is Over!
Jeff Brohm just might be the Pat Dye to Paul “Bear” Bryant who at the end of Bryant’s career turned the tables just enough to send the Bear packing beating him in their last Auburn – Alabama game against each other at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama:
8. Clay Helton, USC – If there ever was a FBS head coach that really could not afford to lose a game on Saturday it was USC head coach Clay Helton whose Trojans lost to Utah by the score of…
41 – 28
….to drop the Trojans record to 4 – 3 on the season with games still left against…
Arizona State At Oregon State California At UCLA Notre Dame
We have it on good authority that Clay Helton really needs to win 4 of the next 5 games or things will be mighty ugly around USC in late November especially if the Trojans lose the last two games to the Bruins and Irish!
9. Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech – Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist wrote a hilarious story last week about Paul Johnson’s situation at Georgia Tech…
“The belief is that Todd Stansbury, Georgia Tech’s athletic director, doesn’t want to fire his football coach. Events, however, aren’t cooperating. The Yellow Jackets are 3-4. The only Power 5 team they’ve beaten is Louisville, which might be the worst Power 5 team.”
An AD that doesn’t want to fire a coach?
No AD wants to fire a coach but what AD that is competent in his job would do anything but fire ANY coach that wasn’t performing and in the last two seasons Johnson has posted a records of…
Overall: 8 – 10
ACC: 5 – 7
…and 3 – 4 Tech still has to play in 2018 games against…
At Virginia Tech At North Carolina Miami Virginia At Georgia
So the AD at Georgia Tech is hoping with his fingers crossed that Georgia Tech wins 3 of their remaining 5 games to get bowl eligible in Paul Johnson’s….
11 th season at Georgia Tech?
Shouldn’t the AD at Tech be thinking that the Georgia Tech football team should be winning 10+ games in Johnson’s 11 th year at the school?
Yes…but that would be a Competent AD that Knew His Ass From the Side of a Barn and if you are thinking America was not built by LOSERS like Todd Stansbury then you would be right!
Here’s a thought for you Todd Stansbury >
Walk into Paul Johnson’s office and tell him if his team doesn’t win at least 4 of its remaining 5 games his ass is going to be fired instead of sitting in your office and hoping like a Damn Loser that Georgia Tech gets to 6 wins in 2018!
10. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State – Oklahoma State had a bye in Week 8 and the only real question that needs to be answered is…
Did Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy and his coaches do any Real Work in the bye week in getting ready for a primetime match up against Texas next week of will the Total Slop that is Oklahoma State football continue rolling on in the 2018 season with the coaching staff asleep at the wheel?
We are all going to find out the answer to that question because there really is…
No Damn Good Excuse
…for Tom Herman in his second year at Texas to come rolling into Stillwater…after taking over a totally tanking Longhorns football program…and beat Mike Gundy’s Cowboys when Gundy is in his….
14 th year at OSU!
If Texas does come in and beat Oklahoma State to drop the Cowboys record to 4 – 4 on the year with games still left against…
At Baylor At Oklahoma West Virginia At TCU
….Ole Mike Gundy might have to get his agent to shop his wares around to program’s with open jobs this coming offseason because Ole Gundy may just find his ass out of his job in Stillwater in early December!
Texas beats OSU Baylor beats OSU Oklahoma beats OSU West Virginia beats OSU TCU beats OSU
….and the Cowboys finish at 4 – 8 on the year and Mike Gundy is sitting around the Christmas Tree without a job but with $16 million dollars in the bank from his buyout!
Karma can be a bitch and in his case the Karma is bad but Gundy will get $16 Million Dollars to do NOTHING which may be what he wants….if Oklahoma State QUITS down the stretch then that will be what Gundy wants….
coach David Beaty did fire his OC Doug Meacham last week which is like tossing
your Executive Officer overboard on US Navy ship as you head towards a reef so
you can make sure you hit the reef in the just the right way but come now….in 4
seasons at Kansas Beaty is sitting on records of…
Overall: 5 – 37
12: 1 – 29
Jayhawks still have to play in 2018 games against…
Texas Tech TCU Iowa
State At Kansas
….and we don’t
see KU winning any of those games so everyone knows where this is going and as
John Wayne said playing character Davey Crockett in the movie The Alamo…
always counted on dying, it’s just the where and the when I’m not sure of right
down the Where and the When…just like with Davey Crockett at The Alamo!
Chris Ash, Rutgers – Ole Steve Politi wrote after the Rutgers
loss to Maryland on Saturday…
ass MUST BE BOUGHT OUT….unless of course the people running Rutgers Athletics
needs to have their asses fired and run out of town!
Gus Malzahn, Auburn – What we saw on Saturday in the Tennessee –
Auburn game wasn’t just an…
Inferior Football Team in Tennessee by 2 or 3 times that beat Auburn on its
a replay of the game we saw….
Football Players QUITTING
sense because we wrote in this blog last week that…
Malzahn has QUIT coaching the Auburn football team!
say that Gus Malzahn has QUIT coaching the Auburn football team we are saying
that because we believe there is a reason why Malzahn has QUIT and that
reason…in our humble opinion is…
Gus Malzahn in
a Petty, Selfish, and in a Big Ego kind of way has created a toxic place for his
assistant coaches to work and that has now seeped down to the Auburn players and
unless someone owns up….make that Gus Malzahn accepts direct responsibility for
his Pitiful Pettiness, Selfishness, and Massive Ego…and apologizes for acting
like a Spoiled Pompous Arrogant Ass to his coaches and players…NOTHING is going
to change at Auburn and the now…
4 – 3
…will be lucky
to win another game….YES lucky to even beat Liberty at home in November since
Liberty just beat Troy….this season with these games left:
Miss Texas A&M At
Georgia Liberty At
Malzahn is hoping that Auburn doesn’t win another game and that he will get his
ass run off The Plains with $32 million dollars in early December but….we have
it on good authority that if Auburn collapses down the stretch and it’s obvious
as Hell that Gus Malzahn has Totally Damn QUIT on his football team that Malzahn
will have go into court to get that $32M or take a lot less if Auburn runs his
ass out of town because when you Flat-Out QUIT your ass is not fulfilling the
obligations inherent in being the…
Football Coach of the Auburn Tigers!
is probably coming for Gus Malzahn and the Auburn football team?
see lots of trouble ahead with potentially the President at Auburn getting fired
followed by Gus Malzahn getting fired and anyone else that signed-off on the
Idiocy of giving someone a 7 year $49 million fully guaranteed contract getting
their asses out of Auburn….that’s the trouble that is coming plus a few other
items as well if this does indeed implode that will make the insanity around
Terry Bowden getting run from Auburn almost 3 decades ago look sane by
Randy Edsall, Connecticut – During this past Summer when about a
dozen Coaches Hot Seat members were on our 2018 See America RV Tour which
included visits to 30 US states we drove from Gettysburg Battlefield in
Pennsylvania to the Hartford area to spend the night before heading into Boston
the next day. We went to Hartford because we wanted to meet with a UConn alum +
booster of ours to talk to him about Randy Edsall and he met us at a great
barbecue restaurant near the Hartford airport called the
a Damn Mess and has been for awhile. (meaning UConn football.) In my opinion
anything less than 6 wins this season and Randy is gone, but who would we hire?”
Our UConn alum
+ booster passed along a few other tidbits about UConn football we will not post
in this spot for various reasons, but if Randy Edsall does need to win 6 games
in 2018 then the 1 – 5 Huskies with only a win over FCS Rhode Island and still
to play these games…
South Florida UMass At Tulsa SMU At East
get busy but come now…is there anyone on Earth thinks UConn will win more than
one more game the rest of this season?
We happen to
know 3 or 4 coaches we think could turn around and win at UConn in a short
amount of time which we passed along to our UConn alum + booster and let’s hope
he has passed those names along to the folks at UConn because it looks like 2018
is going to be nothing short of a Total Freaking Disaster for the Huskies!
Larry Fedora, North Carolina – By all rights North Carolina
should have beaten Virginia Tech on Saturday before losing 22 – 19 to the Hokies
at home and with that loss Larry Fedora is…
5 – 16
….in his last
21 games at UNC and things don’t get any easier with these games left in 2018…
Tech At Duke Western
Carolina NC State
We would guess
that UNC maybe wins 2 more games to finish at…
3 – 9
second straight season and Larry Fedora’s buyout on December 1, 2018….
Now that is
Freaking Hilarious because we would not give a contract like that to Nick Saban
but then we don’t work in the Total Damn Freaking Fantasyland that is a college
campus where ADs make contracts with coaches with…
…so what the
Hell do they care if they create Totally Damn Stupid contracts?
They don’t care at all!
Thus why there
are so many asinine contracts in college football and also because Athletic
Directors and Presidents are…
Damn Easy To Roll!
Brent Brennan, San Jose State – In Brent Brennan’s 19 th game as
the head football coach at San Jose State his team got beat by Army….at home
mind you…by the score of…
52 – 3
Brennan’s records at…
Overall: 2 – 17
State now at 0 – 6 on the season still has to play in 2018 games against…
Diego State UNLV At
Wyoming At Utah
State Nevada At Fresno
like at best…a record of….
1 – 11
…for San Jose
State in Brennan’s second year on the job and that is not something we would
tolerate if we were the AD at SJSU but then come now…if we were the AD at SJSU
we would be interested in actually…
Finding a Head Football Coach that could Win Some Football Games
for a coach that checks off a few boxes and gets recommendations from a few
people….many of them out of the game of football because they also got their
asses run out of jobs!
That’s just us
now and then you have ADs that Don’t Know Their Asses From the Side of a Barn
when it comes to hiring football coaches…hiring fraud football coaches that have
No Damn Idea how to lead a football program and to win football games on a
regular basis across America!
Bobby Petrino, Louisville – Louisville lost to Boston College on
Saturday by the score of…
the Cardinals record down to 2 – 5 on the year with games still to play against…
Syracuse NC State Kentucky
We don’t think
Louisville will win another game this season and that Mark Stoops and the
Kentucky Wildcats will DESTROY Louisville in the last game of the season which
will be followed by Bobby Petrino being fired by the AD at Louisville.
Lovie Smith, Illinois – On Saturday Lovie Smith coached his 30
th football game at Illinois against Purdue and his team lost at home to a team
with roughly the same amount of talent in Purdue by the score of…
46 – 7
…and what you
saw on Saturday was…
Brohm – A College Head Coach That Has A Damn Clue
Smith – A College Head Coach That Has No Damn Clue
….and if you
cannot figure out a way to not Get Your Damn Ass Whipped All Over The Damn Field
in your 30 th game as a head coach going against a team with the same talent as
Ass Is NEVER Going To Figure It Out!
Lovie Smith is
his third year coaching the Illini and his records now stand at…
Overall: 8 – 22
Ten: 3 – 18
still have games left against…
At Wisconsin At Maryland Minnesota At Nebraska Iowa At Northwestern
We don’t see
Illinois winning another game in 2018 but Lovie is being paid…
is the AD at Illinois and not only was the hiring of Lovie Smith to coach a
college football team…
..but to give
a guy who had never been a college head football coach the above contract in our
opinion means that…
Whitman’s ass should be fired today
now…we are talking about an AD here where being…
As Hell is actually a Freaking Job Requirement!
tells you someone is smart because they are an attorney we note that Josh
Whitman’s Wikipedia entry says he was graduated…
Cum Laude from the Illinois School of Law!
Freaking Hilarious because when Lovie Smith was hired by Illinois three years
ago a friend of ours that has worked in the NFL for 30+ years said to us….
will turn out to be the Stupidest Hire in recent college football history!”
there’s a few even worse with Charlie Weis being hired by Kansas easily in our
Hire since the end of World War II in major college football
Smith being hired by Illinois might just be #2!
Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech – So let’s get this straight….
had a long-term grudge against Louisville defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder
so Johnson’s Georgia Tech team whips the Cardinals by a score of…
that same team led by the same coach loses to Duke at home a week later by the
what Damn sense does that make and why in the Hell was Paul Johnson not fired on
the field after the Duke game?
several Georgia Tech alum friends been fed-up with Paul Johnson’s Horseshit for
years now and being good engineers who work their asses off in their day jobs
they don’t let that the Yellow Jackets look like Total Shit on the field really
bother their daily lives but come now…
Over the past
two seasons Georgia Tech’s combined record now stands at…
8 – 10
still has to play in 2018 games against…
Virginia Tech At North
Carolina Miami Virginia At
might win 2 more games in 2018 and finish with a second straight 5 win season in
Paul Johnson’s 11 th year at the school where Johnson seems more interested in
settling scores with other coaches than winning Games and Championships?
Exactly why we would have fired Paul Johnson on the field right after the Duke
game on Saturday!
Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State – It’s not easy to find out what’s
going on at schools around the country with their football programs on a
day-to-day basis with the way coaches hide their football programs from most
everyone, but we hear enough things from our contacts and by reading things in
the media to form opinions and something we have been kicking around at Coaches
Hot Seat for about a year is new Coaches Ranking called the…
Laziest Ass College Head Football Coaches
…and in our
opinion if we had to list the 10 Laziest Ass College Head Football Coaches who
in our opinion do a Helluva Lot less work than other coaches around the country
the that list would start with…
1. Gus Malzahn, Auburn 2.
Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State
Why is it our
opinion that Gus Malzahn and Mike Gundy are the 2 Laziest Ass College Football
Head Coaches in America?
We don’t have
to answer that question because…it’s our opinion as Americans and US Military
Combat Vets and Mike “I Am A Man but a Lazy Ass Man In Our Opinion” Gundy can
stuff that opinion…
The Sun Doesn’t Shine!
Even if Mike
Gundy is Lazy As Hell….and in our opinion Ole Gundy is Lazy As Hell and has been
for a couple of years now as he has shopped his ass around to any school with a
job opening that might consider his ass…be lucky you didn’t hire him because
Gundy is Lazy As Hell in our opinion….what has landed Gundy on the Hot Seat is
the performance of his football team which after losing to a…
Pitiful Kansas State team on Saturday
…is now 4 – 3
on the season and things aren’t going to get any better because…
Your Head Coach is Lazy As Hell
…and you still
have to play games against…
Texas At Baylor At
Virginia At TCU
decent chance the Cowboys don’t win another game this season and checking the
USA Today Coaches Salaries list we see that Gundy’s buyout on December 1, 2018
might be a number that T. Boone Pickens would be wise to write a check for since
Ole Boone is 90 years old and if he wants to see Okie State win a national title
that’s not something he will see with a..
Ass Head Coach in Stillwater!
to T. Boone Pickens: Boone, we know a Helluva Head Football Coach that
would love to have the Oklahoma State job and in addition to not being Lazy As
Hell like Mike Gundy he could win in 2019 so you might want to get that
checkbook out and make it out to…
Million Dollars and on the comments line just write in:
fire the 2 nd Damn Laziest Coach in College Football!
humble opinion of course!
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With Week 5 of the 2018 College Football Season in the books we can say 2018 has been an interesting year so far and that we are seeing some major trends that could impact college football for the long-term with the main trend being the increase in scoring which is being driven by head football coaches who no longer see as scoring a Helluva lot of points as a negative which it should have never been in the first place!
We have told the story many times about seeing Florida practice in the first-year under Steve Spurrier in 1990 during Fall camp before the season and recognizing immediately that the SEC Conference and as we came to see all of college football in general would be changed forever with Spurrier’s desire to score as many points as possible. Spurrier’s approach to the game with the Head Ball Coach winning….
1 National Title
8 SEC Conference Titles
….in 12 seasons at Florida was fully understood in the 1990s but as we approach 2020 the idea that a team should hang 30, 40 or even 50+ points on their opponents is not a bad thing because if you score 30, 40 or even 50+ points you are going to be a very hard football team to beat…as Barry Switzer knew in the 1970s in his “hang half-hundred” days in Norman coaching the Sooners!
We will be interested to see in the coming years how many coaches embrace the idea of “cutting loose” their offense to score as many points as possible to make winning football games all that much easier and how many coaches continue to try and play a possession game which will be doomed to fail as more points are piled up and the teams without the ability to score a lot finding themselves losing more games they win and those head coaches then finding their asses on the Hot Seat!
More Points on the Scoreboard = Insurance Against A Loss = Your Ass Not on the Hot Seat so…Score A Helluva Lot of Points Coaches!
With that in mind let’s bring out the Great Johnny Cash to give these Hot Seat Coaches Hell!
1. David Beaty, Kansas – Kansas is not an easy place to win football games which is certainly the case in today’s Big 12 Conference where you better be scoring 30+ points a game to have any chance to win a lot of games, but there comes a point when a head coach at Kansas either has to fish or cut bait and in Beaty’s fourth year at KU he is off to a 2 – 3 record which puts his overall records at KU at…
Overall: 5 – 36
Big 12: 1 – 28
You look with us at the rest of the Kansas schedule and tell us how many more games do you think the Jayhawks will win 2018?
At West Virginia At Texas Tech TCU Iowa State At Kansas State At Oklahoma Texas
Kansas could beat Kansas State…YES…that could happen but will Kansas beat anyone else besides KSU?
Not in our opinion and that is why we think the Kansas job will open up in November and just a note to college coaches out there that has an agent that is always calling around to ADs whispering in those ADs ears that “X” coach would be a great fit IF you have an opening down the road….
Don’t be talking to your agents about potential job openings during the season or your ass will take the focus off games you are coaching this year with your current team and you will get your ass upset as happened this past weekend which will cost you a shot at a better job!
Memo To College Head and Assistant Coaches that might be up for Head Coaching Jobs:
Quit talking to your agent during the Freaking Season you Damn Morons and tell your agent you will talk to him in late November at the earliest about potential job openings!
Some of these coaches…just not the brightest bulbs!
2. Lovie Smith, Illinois – Lovie Smith’s Illini had a bye week in Week 5 and return to play in Week 6 with a game at Rutgers which might be the only chance for Illinois to get another win in 2018….except for Nebraska which might not win a game itself in 2018!
Right now Lovie Smith’s records at Illinois in his third year on the job stand at…
Overall: 7 – 21
Big Ten: 2 – 17
…and if you were thinking that is BAD…you are RIGHT!
Illinois has left in 2018….
At Rutgers Purdue At Wisconsin At Maryland Minnesota At Nebraska Iowa At Northwestern
…and if we were an Illinois fan we would assume that….
…and Hell….maybe even
…are beatable this season but if we had to guess if Illinois does beat Totally Hapless Rutgers on Saturday they will finish the 2018 season at…
3 – 9 or 4 – 8
Can Lovie Smith survive posting even a 4 – 8 record in his third season at Illinois?
Not a snowball’s chance in Key West in August!
3. Chris Ash, Rutgers – Rutgers did play a decent game against a pretty good Indiana team on Saturday before losing 24 – 7 and in Week 6 the 1 – 4 Scarlet Knights host Illinois in a classic…
Hot Seat Coach vs. Hot Seat Coach
…game with the losing moving up in the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings unless Kansas doesn’t win again since it would impossible to get by David Beaty in the #1 Hot Seat unless the Jayhawks find a way to win another game this season.
Our guess…Rutgers finds a way to beat Illinois on Saturday in a close game!
Oh…Chris Ash’s record at Rutgers now stand at:
Overall: 7 – 22
Big Ten: 3 – 18
4. Randy Edsall, Connecticut – After Connecticut got blasted by Cincinnati on Saturday by the score of 49 – 7 after getting blasted by Syracuse 51 – 21 the week before we are not quite sure what is going on at UConn under Randy Edsall but we are sure of one Damn thing…
Whatever the Hell is going on it isn’t good!
UConn is now 1 – 4 on the season with these games left to play…
At Memphis At South Florida UMass At Tulsa SMU At East Carolina Temple
…and we had to guess the Huskies will finish 2018 with a….
2 – 10 or 3 – 9
….record after Edsall went 3 – 9 last year at UConn.
Will Randy Edsall be allowed to continue to field football teams that win 3 games a season?
Not in our humble opinion.
5. Larry Fedora, North Carolina – In Larry Fedora’s last 20 games at North Carolina, after the loss to Miami this past week, he is sitting on a record of…
5 – 15
…and that is run of football that no coach can survive at a place like UNC where the expectations by us here at Coaches Hot Seat is…
7 to 8 wins a year
…and with the Tar Heels now at 1 – 3 on the season they still have to face in 2018:
Virginia Tech At Syracuse At Virginia Georgia Tech At Duke Western Carolina NC State
With a bye in Week 6 how many games might UNC win in 2018?
Our guess the Tar Heels will finish at…
2 – 9 or 3 – 8
…with the UCF game cancelled and only 11 games on the schedule and can Fedora survive two straight 3 win seasons in Chapel Hill?
We don’t think so.
6. Major Applewhite, Houston – Houston got their cupcake win on Saturday against Texas Southern to raise their record to 3 – 1 on the season and now Major Applewhite and his Cougars need to take care of business in the next two games that Houston should easily win against…
Tulsa At East Carolina
…so they are 5 – 1 headed into the last 6 games of…
At Navy South Florida At SMU Temple Tulane At Memphis
In our opinion if Major Applewhite does not win 9 games in the 2018 regular season his job will be in serious jeopardy so taking care of business the next 2 weeks and winning at least 4 of the last 6 games Houston has on the docket is CRITICAL!
Keep your focus on THIS WEEK Major!
7. Brent Brennan, San Jose State – Brent Brennan and San Jose State almost got their first win of the year on Saturday with a 5-overtime loss to Hawaii at home but alas it was another loss which drops Brennan’s records in his 2 nd season at the school to…
Overall: 2 – 15
MWC: 1 – 9
…and the Spartans still have left to play in 2018…
Colorado State Army At San Diego State UNLV At Wyoming At Utah State Nevada At Fresno State
Colorado State at home is a very winnable game for the Spartans but do we see San Jose State winning more than 2 games in 2018?
Nope…don’t think so….but we do have it on pretty decent authority that if Brennan can somehow find a way to win 4 of his team’s last 8 games he will return to coach San Jose State in 2019 but alas…another 2 win or worse season….it will be Dandy Don Time!
8. Bobby Petrino, Louisville – To truly understand why Bobby Petrino gave a away a sure-fire win over Florida State on Saturday….
Bobby Petrino is one of the Most Arrogant Asses on the Earth
….which is why Petrino called a pass play on 1 st down with the ball on the Florida State 20 yard line and 2 minutes left in the game and just for that decision alone…
Bobby Petrino should be fired
…and in our opinion Bobby Petrino will be fired later this year because the folks at Louisville are sick and tired of Bobby Petrino and want to fire Bobby Petrino and that incredibly stupid decision on Saturday against FSU just made the decision to fire Bobby Petrino all that more easy when it does come…and in our opinion it will come before December 1, 2018.
Bobby Petrino could have had all kinds of great jobs in his life…
Auburn, LSU, Hell…even Alabama was looking at Petrino at one time
….but he ended up at Arkansas and made it into the 2 nd best team in the SEC West behind Alabama but then we all know what happened with the blonde and the motorcycle and that happened for the same Damn reason that Bobby Petrino threw the ball on 1 st down late in the game against Florida State….
Bobby Petrino is one of the Most Arrogant Asses on the Earth
Louisville is now 2 – 3 on the season with games left against…
Georgia Tech At Boston College Wake Forest At Clemson At Syracuse NC State Kentucky
…and our guess is the Cardinals will finish with a record of…
4 – 8 or 5 – 7 or 6 – 6
…and the folks at Louisville will be looking for a new head football coach come December whatever the team’s final record is in 2018 and we will say this…
Louisville is a Helluva Coaching Job for the right coach!
9. Clay Helton, USC – USC looked Very Average to borderline in Total Chaos in beating a Very Average Arizona team on Saturday night and with that win the Trojans are now 3 – 2 on the season and Clay Helton with what we will call a…
Disgraceful Performance Against Arizona
….now have a week off to get things straightened out with Colorado coming to the LA Coliseum on Friday, October 12 in a game that USC just…
Flat-Out Cannot Lose
….because of what they have left on the schedule after the Buffaloes:
At Utah Arizona State At Oregon State California At UCLA Notre Dame
If USC loses to Colorado we see the Trojans finishing at…
7 – 5
…on the 2018 season and if Clay Helton wins less than 9 games this season he is going to be in Helluva tough spot come late November especially if the Irish lay a whipping on USC in the Coliseum on Friday, November 23 which would be a Total Explosion sending USC fans, alumni and boosters into a Total Meltdown that might see the Head Coach and AD shown the door in South LA!
10. Chip Kelly, UCLA – Check-out the numbers for Chip Kelly’s offense at UCLA this season…they are UGLY!
Scoring Offense = #120 – 17.3 points per game
Total Offense = #118 – 319.7 yards per game
Rushing Offense = #103 – 131.5 yards per game
Passing Offense = #108 – 176.5 yards per game
Completion Percentage = #108 – .541%
Third Down Conversion = #121 – .304%
First Down Offense = #128 – 64
The above is nothing short of a Total Freaking Disaster for Chip Kelly’s offense at UCLA and watching the UCLA – Colorado game on Friday night we did see some improvements but those 4 – 0 Buffs everyone is talking about….they have beaten 4 teams who have a combined record of…
1 – 16
…so playing well against Colorado….not a Big Whoop!
UCLA is now 0 – 4 on the season and after a bye week the Bruins have games left against…
Washington At California Arizona Utah At Oregon At Arizona State USC Stanford
Will UCLA win even ONE game in 2018?
In our opinion….NO!
The reality is the whiz-bang offense that Chip Kelly had at Oregon from 2009 – 2012 is now run widely across college football and teams know how to defend it and unless Kelly can come up with something new and quick…
The Jig Is Up on Chip Kelly’s Offense and he WILL NOT make it past Year 2 at UCLA!
For over a decade we have had a contact within the UCLA Athletic Department who has passed along info on the football programs coached by Karl Dorrell, Rick Neuheisel, Jim Mora, and now Chip Kelly and that person has not only been very reliable but we also have very diligent in using any of that information directly since it was info that was very closely held by a very few people in Westwood. We talked to our contact on Sunday about the current state of UCLA football program and our contact’s main takeaway was:
College Football’s Week 4 is now in the books and we have noticed a trend both in this season and the last few seasons in that every weekend there are Heluva Lot of…
Un-Coached College Football Teams
….being fielded by coaches that should have their teams ready to play and yet….these teams are basically Un-Freaking-Coached!
What is an Un-Coached College Football Team exactly?
It’s a team that looks like the head coach and coaching staff just rolled the footballs out onto the practice field and went to the local bar and got sauced on the university Dime no less and no surprise the teams showed up at the games on Saturday….
Not Ready To Play Football!
The Week 4 Un-Coached College Football Teams Were…..
Virginia Tech Oklahoma State Tennessee Rutgers Nebraska Louisville Kansas State Oklahoma Mississippi State Arkansas
…that basically looked like the players coached themselves and we note that a Helluva Lot of the above teams have Head Coaches making….
$3M+ A Year
…and one cannot help but wonder what in the Hell they are doing at practice because they sure the Hell are NOT coaching their football teams!
Let’s get to the Post Week 4 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings which means bringing out the Great Johnny Cash to give these Hot Seat coaches Hell!
1. David Beaty, Kansas – David Beaty is now in his 4 th season coaching the Kanas Jayhawks and after the loss to Baylor Beaty’s records at KU now stand at:
Overall: 5 – 35
Big 12: 1 – 27
No…that’s not good but it’s going to get worse with what Kansas has left to play this season:
Oklahoma State (That is if the Mullet actually coaches his team this week!) At West Virginia At Texas Tech TCU Iowa State At Kansas State At Oklahoma Texas
Kansas State is very beatable but we cannot see Kansas winning more than 1 game left on their schedule or 3 games overall in 2018 and that means there will be a head coaching job opening up come late November at Kansas and if KU AD Jeff Long is smart he will go find someone who tosses the ball all over the lot and scores a Helluva lot of points…it’s the ONLY chance Kansas has at winning games in the Big 12!
Hey….Gundy may not coach his team again this week and maybe KU will beat the Cowboys in Lawrence!
Great Luck David Beaty!
2. Lovie Smith, Illinois – It took awhile but Penn State pulled away for a 63 – 24 win over the Illini on Friday night and now Lovie Smith’s records in his 3 rd year on the job at Illinois stand at:
Overall: 7 – 21
Big Ten: 2 – 17
Hey…that’s playing some GOOD football compared to what David Beaty is doing at Kansas but come on now…Lovie Smith at Illinois has been a Total Disaster in taking over a pretty decent Illini program and turning into a….Total Disaster!
Let’s see what the Illini have left in 2018:
At Rutgers Purdue At Wisconsin At Maryland Minnesota At Nebraska Iowa At Northwestern
Save Rutgers which the junior varsity team of the Little Sisters of the Poor could be we don’t see Illinois winning another game and finishing at 3 – 9 and leaving Lovie with….
8 Freaking Wins
…in 3 seasons coaching at Illinois which is the same number of wins…THREE…that Lovie got in his first season with the Illini!
No coach can survive that kind of record…even Lovie Smith!
3. Chris Ash, Rutgers – We are not quite sure what Chris Ash is doing at Rutgers because for Damn sure he is…
NOT Coaching the Rutgers Football Team
…and to prove that in his 3 rd season on the job Ash is sitting on records of:
Overall: 7 – 20
Big Ten: 3 – 16
Geez….that’s BAD and looking at the rest of the Illinois schedule for 2018…
Indiana Illinois At Maryland Northwestern At Wisconsin Michigan Penn State At Michigan State
…save Illinois which the junior varsity team from Slippery Rock University could beat we don’t see the Knights winning another game in 2018 which would mean…MAYBE…Chris Ash has….
8 Freaking Wins
…in 3 years at Rutgers!
Yes…the Rutgers job as well will be opening up come late November!
Think they would probably take Greg Schiano back in Piscataway and if Schiano promises to not be a Total Ass this time around we won’t bring up the whole Bucs fiasco when he is up for the Rutgers job like we did when he already had the Tennessee job last season!
4. Randy Edsall, Connecticut – We haven’t a Damn Clue why Randy Edsall left Connecticut for the Maryland job after the 2010 season when he took the Huskies to the Fiesta Bowl and we don’t have a Damn Clue why Connecticut hired Edsall back after he posted a record of…
22 – 34
….coaching the Maryland Terrapins over 5 seasons!
Whatever is going at Connecticut Randy Edsall’s records after returning to UConn in 2017 now stand at….
Overall: 4 – 12
AAC: 2 – 7
….and we are starting to think that UConn might be looking for a new head coach come late November because when you look at the rest of the Huskies schedule….
Cincinnati At Memphis At USF UMass At Tulsa SMU At East Carolina Temple
….do you see the Huskies winning more than 3 more games and 4 games total in 2018?
Didn’t think so and why Randy Edsall is now firmly on the Hot Seat and we don’t see that changing anytime soon!
5. Clay Helton, USC – Watching the Washington State – USC game from Eugene, Oregon on Friday night we could not help but think of the words of USC-alum buddy of ours on what Helton had to do to hang onto his job which were….
“Clay better Damn win out the rest of the games.”
…and it took a minor miracle for the Trojans to beat the Cougars and things don’t get any easier for Helton and USC with their upcoming schedule:
At Arizona Colorado At Utah Arizona State At Oregon State Cal At UCLA Notre Dame
We talked to that same USC-alum buddy of ours on Sunday who was still pissed out how the Trojans let Washington State run up and down the field on his team at the LA Coliseum on Friday night and he says to us again…
“Clay better Damn win out the rest of the games.”
Memo to Clay Helton: We would recommend you win out the rest of the games Son!
6. Larry Fedora, North Carolina – Larry Fedora and North Carolina got a nice win over Pitt at home on Saturday but even with that win the Tar Heels are…
5 – 15
…in their last 20 games under Fedora and thus why Fedora is firmly on the Hot Seat with these games left to play in 2018:
At Miami Virginia Tech At Syracuse At Virginia Georgia Tech At Duke Western Carolina NC State
Does anyone think Fedora and the Tar Heels can find 5 wins in their last 7 games to get to even 6 wins and get bowl eligible?
Didn’t think so and that is what Fedora needs to keep his job a birdie from the Great State of North Carolina told us last week…
Great Luck Larry!
7. Major Applewhite, Houston – Major Applewhite got a win over Texas Southern on Saturday to move to 3 – 1 which means Major will need…
6 More Wins
…to meet what we are now calling the…
Tillman Fertitta Standard of 10 Wins Per Season
…for the Houston football program and with 3 wins on the board let’s see what Houston has left in 2018 thinking a bowl game could get Houston that much needed 10 th win:
Tulsa At East Carolina At Navy USF At SMU Temple Tulane At Memphis
Our opinion….Houston has as MUCH or MORE talent than EVERY team left on its schedule except….
…where the talent is EQUAL and there’s no reason that Houston doesn’t win at least 6 of its last 8 games!
Yes…we would recommend that Major Applewhite win 9 games in the regular season just to be sure of your job security Son!
8. Willie Taggart, Florida State – Willie Taggart and Florida State finally beat an FBS team in the 4 th week of the season and now the 2 – 2 Seminoles have an opportunity to get a win in Week 5 against the imploding Louisville Cardinals which should be an interesting measuring stick for both teams since neither has looked worth a Crap in 2018!
Let’s look at the rest of FSU’s 2018 schedule:
At Louisville At Miami Wake Forest Clemson At NC State At Notre Dame Boston College Florida
Our opinion if FSU cannot beat Louisville on Saturday….they do NOT win another game this season to finish at 2 – 10 which would be nothing short of….
All-Out Code Red Total Disaster for Willie Taggart!
If FSU did only win 2 games in 2018 the $30M buyout of Willie Taggart and all his coaches + support staff might save Willie….but we doubt it!
Great Luck Willie!
9. Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech – We have been told all kinds of thing about the Disastrous Offseason that Virginia Tech just went through after Justin Fuente led the Hokies to…
…in his first 2 seasons at the school and for the most part we just laughed off the comments from our friends in and around the Va. Tech football program but one of those comments did stick with us and that comment was from a Va. Tech alum buddy ours who told us….
“There’s lots of Crazy Shit going on in Blacksburg…don’t know if it will do damage to the 2018 season though.”
We followed up to the above comment asking just what in the Hell our friend was talking about relative to the Virginia Tech program and his further comments will be kept to us and maybe provided to someone in the media to look into if the Hokies continue to implode like they did against Old Dominion on Saturday because there may be a BIG story here that a proper media organization can dig out and report on without getting their asses sued.
As for what’s going on with Virginia Tech football in 2018 the Hokies did indeed get DESTROYED by an Old Dominion team on Saturday that coming into this game has lost to…
At Liberty: 52 – 10
FIU: 28 – 20
At Charlotte: 28 – 25
…and yet ODU beat the Hokies by the score of….
49 – 35
Anyone else thinking there’s something “Rotten in Blacksburg” and that there’s something ODD going on there when you consider the Disastrous Offseason the Hokies are coming off of?
Thought so…Oh So Very Damn Odd it is!
Just our humble opinion but one of the BIG mistakes that Justin Fuente made when taking the Virginia Tech job was keeping DC Bud Foster around even if Bud Foster is a Helluva DC precisely because Foster being there so long with Frank Beamer probably thought he should have been the one who got the Hokies head coaching job…maybe for good reason…and there’s an Ole Rule in the US Navy…when a new Captain takes over the ship he is in COMMAND and there is no one left around that might question his COMMAND of the ship even if that means changing personnel.
Let’s see what the 2 – 1 Hokies who seem on the precipice of a Total Damn Disaster have left in 2018:
At Duke Notre Dame At North Carolina Georgia Tech Boston College At Pitt Miami Virginia
If the Hokies play like they did against ODU they will not win another game save Georgia Tech which is also now falling to pieces, and maybe Justin Fuente can survive a less than .500 record in Year 3 at Virginia Tech…and maybe he can’t if there is something else going on in Blacksburg that may or may not come to light in the coming weeks.
We shall see.
10. Brent Brennan, San Jose State – We really don’t know why San Jose State hired Brent Brennan in 2017 beyond that he had coached with the Spartans years ago and we say that because we know of one High-Profile Coach who would have loved the San Jose State job but didn’t even get a call and for Damn sure that High-Profile Coach would have won more than what Brent Brennan has won with San Jose State:
Overall: 2 – 14
MWC: 1 – 8
Can Brent Brennan survive another 2 win or worse season in 2018 with NO wins on the board now and still having to play the below games?
Hawaii Colorado State Army At San Diego State UNLV At Wyoming At Utah State Nevada At Fresno State
NOPE…not in our opinion and we don’t expect San Jose State to win a game in 2018 looking at the above schedule so maybe that High-Profile Coach will get a shot at the Spartans job again later this year!