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    SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2017
 

 

    "There are few secrets in football.  So execute.”  Hank Stram

 

 

 

 

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Saturday, September 23, 2017 - Hank Stram

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“My philosophy? Simplicity plus variety.”

And

“There are few secrets in football. So execute.”

And

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

And

“You can’t be fat and fast, too; so lift, run, diet and work.”

And

“You cannot win if you cannot run.”

Wikipedia: Hank Stram

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16 CFB Head Coaches Facing MUST WIN Games In Week 4 – All These Coaches + Teams Need To Take It To the Limit!

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Mike Riley, Nebraska vs. Rutgers – We here at Coaches Hot Seat have only indirectly run into now former Nebraska AD Shawn Eichorst in his athletic department career, but something that was mentioned to us by a Nebraska-alum not long after Eichorst got to Lincoln certainly caught our attention early on in Eichorst’s tenure at UNL. That “something” is perfectly reflected in a note that Eichorst sent to Nebraska Football season ticket holders a couple of years ago which we quote from below:

“What the best administrators and coaches have in common is a consistent commitment to teaching young minds to do things the right way and to instill a values system that emphasizes hard work, discipline, loyalty, teamwork, compassion and excellence. Those principles coupled with a positive attitude generally result in championships.”

The first part of the above Eichorst statement no one could disagree with, but the last sentence….

“Those principles coupled with a positive attitude generally result in championships.”

…goes right to the heart of the problem with Shawn Eichorst in the role of an AD or Leader of ANY organization and that “something” was what was also mentioned to us by the Nebraska alum and that “something” is….

“Coupled with a positive attitude.”

We have nothing against having a “positive attitude” but leaders cannot allow themselves to become isolated from something far more Damn important than platitude and Tony Robbins Horseshit and that “something” is…

The Truth

No make that…

The Truth With the Bark On!

The people at Coaches Hot Seat that run companies are very interested in motivating their employees to both get the best from each them so they can be all they can be AND in the process make the company perform at the highest level possible, but in our opinion Shawn Eichorst when he was the Athletic Director at Nebraska lived in a….

Total Damn Fantasyland

….of his own creation and the hiring of Mike Riley was a piece of building an organization with Nebraska Athletics where THE TRUTH could be hidden beneath a veneer of “always being positive” Tony Robbins Horseshit!  The very best and highest-level performing organizations embrace chaos and change because they know that a Rough & Tumble workplace will in the end push the people in the organization to perform at the highest level which is the path to success and where the people go in their work lives is where success or failure is always determined.  The Late Great Andy Grove who was a co-founder of the Intel Corporation said it best on this subject and Andy's approach is how we strive to run our free-wheeling Let Truth and Freedom Ring To Do Great Things companies:

“You need to try to do the impossible, to anticipate the unexpected. And when the unexpected happens, you should double the efforts to make order from the disorder it creates in your life. The motto I’m advocating is — Let chaos reign, then rein chaos. Does that mean that you shouldn’t plan? Not at all. You need to plan the way a fire department plans. It cannot anticipate fires, so it has to shape a flexible organization that is capable of responding to unpredictable events.”

Real Leaders can motivate, can inspire, can lead, can achieve, and can reach goals and win championships and they can do all of that while living in something that in our opinion Shawn Eichorst has No Damn Clue about…

The Real World

…and to some extent the “Golly Gee Whiz” world of Mike Riley as well who is one of the best human beings we have ever run across in sports but who is also one of the Most Average head coaches we have run across as well since he also in our opinion lives in a…

Total Damn Fantasyland

….which is now slowly…and in our opinion…RIGHTLY….being torn down in Lincoln so we can get back to…

Facts, Reality and Bottom-Line Results

…which the Great Folks of the Great State of Nebraska have been known for from the state’s founding!

Yes…Mike Riley MUST BEAT Rutgers on Saturday and we were told today (Thursday) anything less than 10 wins by Riley in 2017 and Nebraska will be looking for a new head football coach by Thanksgiving.

Bravo to the leadership at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, which is one of our favorite places in America, for doing what had to be done…namely the firing of Shawn Eichorst…and if Mike Riley does not perform in 2017 then Riley will rightly be shown the door as well and we will be right there hoping Mike Riley finds another job in coaching or athletic administration because Mike is one Helluva guy that we here at Coaches Hot Seat would do ANYTHING for except take his ass of the Hot Seat!

David Shaw, Stanford vs. UCLA – We said last week that the San Diego State game was a MUST WIN Game for David Shaw and Stanford and the Cardinal went down to San Diego and laid a Total Egg on offense which has been the norm for the Stanford Offense for the last 2+ years and we expect the offensive eggs to keep coming and we say that because several of us at Coaches Hot Seat have been down at Stanford this week as kids get ready to return to school on The Farm for the Fall term and clearly David Shaw has not seen nor does he understand Albert Einstein’s maxim for all-time:

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

Among the 70+ teams in FBS that we know something about their practices during the week we would now rank Stanford Football in the Bottom 10% of practices that actually accomplish something that one can take to games and when you are practicing like Total Crapola it’s no Damn surprise you play like Total Crapola in the game and we expect the Cardinal offense to struggle against UCLA this week again because of that Total Crapola offensive practice.

One of David Shaw’s biggest flaws flows from having played for Bill Walsh during Coach Walsh’s second stint at Stanford from 1992 – 1994 when Coach Walsh was a lot less willing to change or admit he was wrong than his first-time around on The Farm in 1977 – 1978, and we have no doubt just like Bill Walsh….David Shaw will continue to make the same mistakes over and over again because to change would mean David would have to admit he was wrong and Shaw in our opinion would rather see the Earth plunge into the Sun before he would EVER admit he has EVER been wrong about anything!

Yes…UCLA is a MUST WIN Game for David Shaw and Stanford and if The Cardinal loses Shaw will find his ass on the Hot Seat come Monday morning!

Jim Mora, UCLA vs. Stanford – In 6 seasons coaching the UCLA Bruins Jim Mora has done a..

Slightly Better Than Average Job

…in Westwood posting records of…

Overall: 43 – 25

Pac-12: 25 – 20

….but he has never beaten Stanford and with an offense that can score some points Saturday looks like an ideal spot for the Bruins to beat The Cardinal because we rather doubt the Stanford offense could score 30+ points against the Stanford Chess Club so Yes Jimmy…

Stanford is a MUST WIN Game

…but it is also a very Winnable Game for Jim Mora and the Bruins!

Rich Rodriguez, Arizona vs. Utah – Rich Rodriguez in his last 21 games coaching Arizona has posted a record of…

7 – 14

…and that is nothing short of a Total Disaster at Arizona where NO coach should drop below the .500 mark for long over a year-over-year period and thus Rodriguez is now coaching for his job and will need at least 7 wins in 2017 to return to coach the Wildcats in 2018 and one of those 7 wins better include a win over a Pitiful Arizona State Football team that is now reeling in the desert north of Tucson.

Yes…Utah is a MUST WIN Game for Rich Rodriguez and Arizona!

Steve Addazio, Boston College vs. Clemson – We give Boston College NO DAMN CHANCE to beat Clemson in Clemson on Saturday so this is not so much a MUST WIN Game for Steve Addazio as it is just don’t get your ass blown out of the stadium game!

Now at 1 – 2 on the season with these games left to play…

At Clemson
Central Michigan
Virginia Tech
At Louisville
At Virginia
Florida State
NC State
UConn
At Syracuse

…we don’t think there’s a chance in Hell that BC wins 6 games in 2017 barring a miracle from the Heavens so chalk-up Boston College as another head coaching job opening up in late November.

Barry Odom, Missouri vs. Auburn – We haven’t a Damn clue what Mizzou head coach Barry Odom is doing in Columbia but he has to be the most confident man in the world that is from the outside looking in…

Not Doing A Damn Thing

….and with a 5 – 10 overall record and starting the 2017 season at 1 – 2 if the Tigers lose to a very average Auburn team at home on Saturday you can about turn out the lights on the Odom regime at Missouri with these games left to be played:

Auburn
At Kentucky
At Georgia
Idaho
At UConn
Florida
Tennessee
At Vanderbilt
At Arkansas

Our guess….Mizzou Football wins 3 games in 2017 and if the Tigers will less than 5 Barry Odom will be fired in late November and should be fired in late November!

Gus Malzahn, Auburn vs. Missouri – This is very simple for Gus Malzahn and Auburn…

Lose to this Pitiful Damn Missouri Team on Saturday

…and Gus Malzahn’s career as the Auburn head football coach is OVER!

Oh…Malzahn might hang on to coach a few more games if his AU team loses to Mizzou but we will all know the truth….

It’s OVER!

Jim McElwain, Florida vs. Kentucky – Jim McElwain has gotten a Helluva lot of lucky breaks in games his 2+ years at Florida and you know what they say about breaks…they usually even themselves up….and going into the game on Saturday against Kentucky, even with all the suspensions, The Gators have plenty of talent to beat this Wildcats team and thus a loss in this spot will…

Launch Jim McElwain’s rear-end onto the Hot Seat

….with these games still to be played:

Vanderbilt
LSU
Texas A&M
Georgia – Jacksonville
At Missouri
South Carolina
UAB
South Carolina

Now let’s see here….if Bozo the Clown took over for Jim McElwain as the head coach at Florida tomorrow he would end the season with at least…

8 wins

….so let’s see what the Boy From Montana can do and YES Jimmy…

Kentucky is MUST WIN Football Game Son!

Todd Graham, Arizona State vs. Oregon – In our opinion Todd Graham needs 8 wins or 7 wins that includes a win over Arizona to return to coach the Sun Devils in 2018 and with a game against Oregon on Saturday which isn’t looking like a win to us…Hell…it’s looking like a blowout to us….if ASU does lose on Saturday they will fall to…

1 – 3

…on the year with these games still to be played:

At Stanford
Washington
At Utah
USC
Colorado
At UCLA
At Oregon State
Arizona

Geez…it looks like the Arizona State head coaching job will be opening up as well come late November!

Ed Orgeron, LSU vs. Syracuse – The wolves are at the door now and we have to wonder…

Does Ed Orgeron know the wolves are at the door now?

We sure the Hell know that LSU AD Joe Alleva knows that his ass is now on the firing line right now and the wolves will come bursting through to get his ass soon if LSU keeps playing like they did against Mississippi State, and if the wolves come for Alleva they will be coming for Coach O as well so we have a recommendation for Coach O who we think the world of…

Don’t lose to Syracuse or Troy Coach O because if you do…

Your ass will be fired right after the game….right after Joe Alleva’s ass gets fired!

Yes..that is what you would call MUST WIN Games for Coach in the next two weeks because….

The Damn Wolves are at the door Coach O!

David Beaty, Kansas vs. West Virginia – We don’t give Kansas any Damn chance at all to beat West Virginia at home on Saturday or for that matter the Jayhawks winning more than…

2 Games

…in 2017 and if Kansas did only win 2 games in 2017 that would leave Beaty’s record at KU after 3 seasons at….

4 – 32

…and Hell…even at Kansas…when you go 4 – 32 which is a…

.111

…..winning percentage your ass gets fired….right?

RIGHT!

Bret Bielema, Arkansas vs. Texas A&M – The word from our buddies in Arkansas is that this week Hogs head coach Bret Bielema and Arkansas AD Jeff Long finally began to understand how much peril their future careers at the University of Arkansas really are in and that’s a Good Thing because Bielema and Long have up to this point been living in a…

Total Damn Fantasyland

…but now ALL fans of Arkansas Football understand the Beyond Moronic…

$30 Million Dollar-Plus

…contract that AD Long so Stupidly and Unnecessarily gave to Bret Bielema who let’s face FACTS with these records…

Overall: 26 – 27

SEC: 10 – 22

….hasn’t done a Damn Thing at Arkansas that any bum that fell off a train passing through Fayetteville and given the Arkansas head coaching job could have done the last few years and thus this game against Texas A&M on Saturday is Yes a…

MUST WIN Game for Bret Bielema and Arkansas

…but if Arkansas should lose this game then we recommend AD Jeff Long watch the Hell out because he is ass could be out of a job and quick….and if A&M blows out Arkansas for some reason on Saturday….

It’s OVER for both Bielema and Long….OVER before the leaves are off the trees in the Great State of Arkansas!

Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M vs. Arkansas – The great thing about being Kevin Sumlin right now is that he knows exactly what he needs to do with the Aggies in 2017 to return to coach the Aggies next season…

Win 10+ Games

…and now at 2 – 1 on the season with these games left to played…

Arkansas – Dallas
South Carolina
Alabama
At Florida
Mississippi State
Auburn
New Mexico
At Ole Miss
At LSU

….if A&M loses to Arkansas on Saturday Kevin Sumlin can go ahead and start talking to Realtors about putting his house up for sale come December and YES Arkansas is a MUST WIN Game for Kevin Sumlin and Texas A&M!

Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech vs. Houston – For all of the Hullabaloo about Kliff Kingsbury becoming the head football coach at Texas Tech the reality is he has been a…

Below Average Coach

….at Tech posting records of…

Overall: 26 – 26

Big 12: 13 – 23

Sorry Kliff…that is Below Damn Average Son…and if you win less than 7 games in 2017 the reality is the Kliff Kingsbury Show in Lubbock will exit stage left and now at 2 – 0 with these games left to be played…

At Houston
Oklahoma State
At Kansas
At West Virginia
Iowa State
At Oklahoma
Kansas State
Baylor – Dallas
TCU
At Texas

….we don’t see how in the Hell the Red Raiders win 7 games if they don’t beat Houston on Saturday = MUST WIN Game for Kingsbury and Texas Tech!

Lance Leipold, Buffalo vs. FAU – In three seasons as the head coach at Buffalo Lance Leipold has posted records of…

Overall: 8 – 19

MAC: 4 – 12

….and we really don’t think Leipold can survive a third straight losing season and thus why Saturday’s matchup at home against FAU is not only critical it is a MUST WIN Game if Buffalo is going to get to 6+ wins in 2017!

Lane Kiffin, FAU vs. Buffalo – This is simpler than Gus Malzahn beating Missouri for Lane Kiffin and beating Buffalo….

If you lose to Buffalo Son….your ass is going right on the Hot Seat by Monday morning!

Oh that will be great fun so go Buffalo Bulls!

Brian Kelly, Notre Dame vs. Michigan State – Brian Kelly is now coaching on a knife’s edge at Notre Dame not just because his record over the last 16 games coaching the Irish is…

6 – 10

…but also because Kelly’s…

Pompous Arrogant Ass that spun up the Universe in this spare time Act

…is getting very old in South Bend and with that in mind Kelly really can’t lose more than ONE more game in 2017 if he hopes to return to coach the Irish in 2018 so Yes that makes the game against Michigan State a MUST WIN Game for Brian Kelly and Notre Dame!

 

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Friday, September 22, 2017 - George S. Patton

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

“Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.”

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

Wikipedia Page: George S. Patton

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Thursday, September 21, 2017 - Andrew Carnegie

“Aim for the highest.”

And

“All honor’s wounds are self-inflicted.”

And

“And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.”

And

“Concentration is my motto – first honesty, then industry, then concentration.”

And

“Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.”

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“Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.”

And

“He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.”

And

“I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.”

And

“Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.”

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“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.”

And

“People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.”

And

“The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.”

And

“The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.”

And

“The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.”

And

“There is little success where there is little laughter.”

And

“There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.”

And

“Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”

And

“You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.”

And

“You must capture and keep the heart of the original and supremely able man before his brain can do its best.”

Wikipedia: Andrew Carnegie

10 Rules of Success Andrew Carnegie Used To Become Incredibly Rich, Richard Feloni, Business Insider

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - General Robert Neyland

“General Neyland’s 7 Maxims

1. The team that makes the fewest mistakes will win.

2. Play for and make the breaks and when one comes your way – SCORE.

3. If at first the game – or the breaks – go against you, don’t let up… put on more steam.

4. Protect our kickers, our QB, our lead and our ball game.

5. Ball, oskie, cover, block, cut and slice, pursue and gang tackle… for this is the WINNING EDGE.

6. Press the kicking game. Here is where the breaks are made.

7. Carry the fight to our opponent and keep it there for 60 minutes.”

And

“You never know what a football player is made of until he plays Alabama”

And

“The team that makes the fewest mistakes wins”

And

“To defeat a weak opponent is not the problem: The problem is to win when he is as good or better than you”

And

“Gentlemen, touchdowns follow blocking as sure night follows day”

And

“If my teams win, my press will be good. If we lose, the press can’t help me anyhow.”

And

“People think I’m the greatest damn coach in the world,” said the great Bear Bryant, “but Neyland taught me everything I know.”

Wikipedia Page: General Robert Neyland

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - John Wayne

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

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“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.”

And

“Life is hard; it’s harder if you’re stupid.”

And

“If everything isn’t black and white, I say, ‘Why the hell not?'”

And

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

And

“A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.”

And

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

And

“Sorry don’t get it done, Dude.” John T. Chance (Rio Bravo)

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

“A man’s got to have a code, a creed to live by.”

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

And

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

And

“Words are what men live by….words they say and mean.”

Wikipedia: John Wayne

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Post Week 3 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – Lots of Coaches and Athletic Directors Now On Scorching Hot Seats! – Give These Hot Seat Coaches and ADs Hell Johnny Cash!

Well that was another Helluva week of college football in Week 3 of the 2017 College Football Season and one can only wonder what the coming weeks have in store for everyone….but one thing for sure….head coaches that thought they were safe in their jobs entering the this season are now in serious jeopardy of being out a job come December and not in the previous 10 seasons of Coaches Hot Seat covering college football have we seen so many Athletic Directors who are now on the verge of getting their asses run out of their respective college towns!

Please Mr. Cash let’s give these coaches and ADs a reminder of what the Hot Seat feels like!

Thank You Johnny and away we go to Week 4 of the college football season!

Post Week 3 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

1. Todd Graham, Arizona State – After the loss to Texas Tech on Saturday the reality is that in Todd Graham’s last 28 games coaching the Arizona State Sun Devils his team has a posted a record of….

12 – 16

….and there is not a chance in Hell Todd Graham or any coach at Arizona State can survive long with that kind of record on the board especially when one considers that in the last two seasons ASU posted a record of…

6 – 12

…in Pac-12 Conference play which is also a mark that no coach can post and survive in Tempe at for long.

With a 1 – 2 record in 2017 the Sun Devils host Oregon and then play a brutal schedule the rest of the season and if you see 5 more wins out of the below games please let us know what those 5 wins are would you?

Oregon
At Stanford
Washington
At Utah
USC
Colorado
At UCLA
At Oregon State
Arizona

OK….OK…from what we have seen of the Sun Devils in 2017 they might be able to win…

3

…of their last 9 games if they are lucky for a total of 4 wins on the season and from what we have been told anything less than…

SEVEN

…wins which includes a win over Arizona and the Sun Devils will be looking for a new head coach by Thanksgiving!

2. Mike Riley, Nebraska – There are just some people you run into in life that are in very BIG jobs that in reality just…

Don’t Have A Freaking Clue

….what they are doing having faked their entire lives to climb up the corporate ladder or more to the point the Athletic Director ladder in this case because in our opinion Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst…

Doesn’t Have A Damn Clue

…what he is doing because if he did he would have hired an up-and-coming young head coach instead of the 60+ year old Mike Riley who was on the Hot Seat at Oregon State and evidently was hired by Eichorst because he was a “nice guy” because we cannot think one other Damn reason why Riley would have been hired in that spot to coach the Cornhuskers….no not one Damn reason!

Now after the humiliating loss to Northern Illinois at home on Saturday Mike Riley and the Nebraska AD are in a Helluva post because after making a few calls on Sunday to our Nebraska-alum friends in the Omaha area they are expecting 10+ wins by the Cornhuskers in 2017 and are not so much dismayed by the Nebraska loss to Northern Illinois as thinking that may in the end be a good thing because it might lead to as one of them told us….

“Eichorst’s rear-end getting fired and a new AD who will hire a football coach this time around that is both a good guy and someone that can win football games at Nebraska!”

Oh…you get the feeling too that Shawn Eichorst is about to get his ass run right out of Lincoln if the Nebraska football team loses just a couple more games?

Yep…you have the same feeling we got from our good friends in Omaha and looking at the rest of Nebraska’s schedule….

Rutgers
At Illinois
Wisconsin
Ohio State
At Purdue
Northwestern
At Minnesota
At Penn State
Iowa

….we see at least…4…maybe 5…more losses on Nebraska’s schedule the way the Cornhuskers are playing right now and we are now telling anyone that will listen if Mike Riley loses 3 more games at the MOST both Mike Riley and Shawn Eichorst will not be employed by the University of Nebraska by the time Christmas rolls around.

Oh…just for the running record….Mike Riley has now coached 29 games at Nebraska and his win/loss record is…

16 – 13 (.552)

….and below are the records after 29 games of the Nebraska head coaches after Tom Osborne:

Frank Solich: 24 – 5 (.828)

Bill Callahan: 18 – 11 (.621)

Bo Pelini: 21 – 8 (.724)

As anyone can clearly see Mike Riley is 4 th in winning percentage…

Frank Solich: .829
Bo Pelini: .724
Bill Callahan: .621
Mike Riley: .552

….in the head coaches following the Great Tom Osborne at Nebraska and Riley knows that if he continues along the current path his tenure in Lincoln will not be long.

Reality is now after that loss to NIU if Nebraska loses to Rutgers at home or Illinois on the road Mike Riley and Shawn Eichorst will be fired shortly after that loss….and in our opinion should be fired….because not only is there No Damn Excuse for a head coach at Nebraska losing to Northern Illinois at home in his 29 th game at the school there is No Damn Excuse for Nebraska Football to do anything but crush both the Very Damn Pitiful football teams of Rutgers and Illinois!

3. Mark Whipple, UMass – Another week another loss for Mark Whipple and his UMass football team….this time to Temple…and Whipple’s record at UMass since he returned to the school in 2014 stands at…

8 – 32

…and with these games left to play in 2017 we rather doubt the Minutemen will win a Damn game this season!

At Tennessee
Ohio
At USF
Georgia Southern
Appalachian State
At Mississippi State
Maine
At BYU
At FIU

Hmmmm….wonder if Mark Whipple finished the 2017 season with a collective record since 2014 of….

8 – 41

…if that would be enough to get Whipple’s ass fired at UMass?

Can you say no one cares or gives a Damn if Whipple gets fired or not which says everything about UMass football right now?

Yep…we can say that for Damn sure!

4. Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M – With the win over Louisiana on Saturday Kevin Sumlin did what he does very good which is beat teams that the Aggies should beat and now in Sumlin’s 6 th year on the job in College Station his records stand at:

Overall: 46 – 22

SEC: 21 – 19

Against FBS Teams: 27 – 22

Against Group of 6 and FCS Teams: 20 – 0

As anyone can see Sumlin has padded his record with wins over Lots of Cupcakes and now it’s back to Real Boy Football on Saturday against Arkansas in Dallas in a game that neither head coach can afford to lose with the losing coach being launched on a one-way rocket ship to the Sun!

Now at 2 – 1 on the season looking at the rest of Aggies season….

Arkansas (Dallas)
South Carolina
Alabama
At Florida
Mississippi State
Auburn
New Mexico
At Ole Miss
At LSU

….and we see at least 3 more losses not counting a loss to Arkansas on Saturday and there is not a chance in Hell that Kevin Sumlin could survive a 4+ loss season at Texas A&M in his 6 th year on the job!

5. Bret Bielema, Arkansas – We have been calling our friends in Arkansas since the Hogs lost to TCU at home in Week 2 and the word we are getting is the folks that have influence and can make things happen in Fayetteville are getting Damn tired of Arkansas AD Jeff Long’s dog and pony making excuse show for Brett Bielema which when you get down it is really…

Jeff Long defending his own decision-making

…which includes…

Hiring Bobby Petrino as head coach at Arkansas
Hiring John L. Smith as interim head coach at Arkansas
Hiring Bret Bielema as head coach at Arkansas

…and if the Arkansas football program continues to falter under Bielema the first person that will be show the door is Jeff Long who will be lucky to get a job shining shoes in an athletic department after what would then be…

THREE major hiring decisions that have brought the Arkansas football program to the brink of a Total Meltdown with a loss to Texas A&M on Saturday

…which would leave Bret Bielema’s record in SEC Conference play at….

10 – 23

…in his 5 th season on the job which is so far beyond Damn Awful that’s Bielema and Company will no longer be able to see Damn Awful if they lose to the Aggies!

Oh here is what Arkansas has left to play this season:

Texas A&M (Dallas)
New Mexico State
At South Carolina
At Alabama
Auburn
At Ole Miss
Coastal Carolina
At LSU
Mississippi State
Missouri

If Arkansas loses to Texas A&M on Saturday we don’t see more than 7 wins for the Hogs in 2017 and there is not a chance in Hell that Bret Bielema can survive only winning 7 wins in his 5 th year as the head coach at Arkansas….unless of course fans of Arkansas Football are willing to accept…

So Damn Pitiful you might as well shutdown your Disgraceful Football Program!

6. David Beaty, Kansas – If you think that Nebraska AD Shawn Eichorst is right on the edge of getting his ass run right out of Lincoln….

It Is!

…then you check-out Kansas AD Sheahon Zenger who long ago should be fired if the folks running things at the University of Kansas knew their Ass From the Side of a Barn because it’s now Zenger who has hired the last two head football coaches at Kansas…

Charlie Weis
David Beaty

…who combined have posted win/loss records at KU of:

Overall: 9 – 46

Big 12: 2 – 25

Those wins/loss records are OUTRAGEOUS even at KU and if we were the President at the University of Kansas we would fire AD Sheahon Zenger today because there is not a chance in Hell he needs to be in Lawrence to hire the next head football coach at KU because there is going to be a change in head coaches later this season with the Jayhawks still having to play these games this season:

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

Memo to University of Kansas: This time hire a head coach for the University of Kansas Football Team that is…

Actually Qualified for the Freaking Job

…and there should be NO ONE on the potential coaches hiring list that are not Actually Qualified for the Freaking Job with both Weis and Beaty not remotely qualified to the head coach at a FBS + Big 12 Conference School!

7. Brian Kelly, Notre Dame – Brian Kelly’s Notre Dame football team beat Boston College on Saturday which is a team that under Steve Addazio has posted a win/loss record of…

25 – 29

….so of course any Average Irish team should whip the BC Eagles and now it’s onto a game…

At Michigan State

…on Saturday which like BC is also a game that Brian Kelly cannot lose because it would continue to send Kelly’s tenure at Notre Dame into a tailspin in a year when the Irish need to win 10+ games if Kelly has any hope of returning to coach ND in 2018.

What is left on Notre Dame’s schedule and can the Irish get 8 more wins at least from the below remaining games?

At Michigan State
Miami (OH)
At North Carolina
USC
NC State
Wake Forest
At Miami
Navy
At Stanford

Our guess…Notre Dame wins 7 or 8 games in 2017 which would be the….

5 of 8 seasons

…that Brian Kelly has won less 9 games in a season and that is….

Below Damn Average

…in South Bend and that is why Brian Kelly now finds himself squarely on the Hot Seat!

8. Ed Orgeron, LSU – Anyone that thinks that Ed Orgeron can’t be fired in his first full-year on the job at LSU doesn’t understand the mindset of the money LSU folks who just flat-out are not going to tolerate the Tigers to continue to stagnate or fall behind the rest of the SEC Conference and if Orgeron doesn’t win at least 8 games in 2017 not only will Coach O be sent pack by early December, but LSU AD Joe Alleva will also get run out of Baton Rouge on a rail because Orgeron is Alleva’s hire and how Coach O performs the rest of this season will determine both of their future fates.

After the Devastating and Embarrassing whipping that Mississippi State put on LSU the Tigers have left to play in 2017:

Syracuse
Troy
At Florida
Auburn
At Ole Miss
At Alabama
Arkansas
At Tennessee
Texas A&M

Do you see 7 more wins for LSU in 2017 if the Tigers continue to play the way they played against Mississippi State?

Not A Chance In Hell and we have some news for Coach O…..your “dream job” is about to disappear Son if you don’t get off your ass and get your coaches and team off their asses and if you get fired at LSU Coach O your head coaching career at the FBS level will be OVER because no AD with a working brain will hire a coach that can’t win BIG at LSU where any Damn Moron could show up in Baton Rouge tomorrow and for Damn sure could take Mississippi State with a lot less talent to the end of the game instead of getting your ass whipped like the LSU coaches were doing NOTHING all week instead of getting their players ready to play a SEC Conference game!

Don’t lose to pretty decent Syracuse team on Saturday Coach O because if you do both You and Joe Alleva might find your asses out of a job before the Sun rises on Sunday morning in Baton Rouge!

9. Scottie Montgomery, East Carolina – In two seasons on the job East Carolina head coach Scottie Montgomery has posted records of….

Overall: 3 – 12

AAC : 1 – 7

…after the 47 point loss to Virginia Tech on Saturday and if the current Total Disaster trend continues not only will Scottie Montgomery find his ass out of a job but ECU AD Jeff Compher who fired Ruffin McNeil to hire Scottie Montgomery should be fired as well just for being…

A Total Damn Idiot!

Here is the rest of East Carolina’s schedule this season:

At UConn
USF
Temple
At UCF
BYU
At Houston
Tulane
Cincinnati
At Memphis

East Carolina might win 3 games in 2017….MIGHT…and if ECU only wins 3 games in 2017 which is what Scottie Montgomery won last season that pales in comparison to how many wins a season Ruffin McNeil averaged winning at ECU:

SEVEN!

Forrest Gump said many times that “Stupid Is As Stupid Does” and the reality is this situation at East Carolina is way beyond Stupid and moving into an area that there is no word in the English language for that we describe what is going on in Greenville, North Carolina!

10. Barry Odom, Missouri – After watching Purdue lay at 35 – 3 whipping on Mizzou on Saturday we here at Coaches Hot Seat are starting to wonder….

Just what in the Hell is Barry Odom doing at Missouri

….because for Damn sure it does not look like he is coaching his football team!

Barry Odom in his second…and may be last….season as the head coach at Missouri where he has now posted records of…

Overall: 5 – 10

SEC: 2 – 7

….and his record against FBS teams now stands at:

3 – 10

…and here is what the Tigers have left to play in 2017:

Auburn
At Kentucky
At Georgia
Idaho
At UConn
Florida
Tennessee
At Vanderbilt
At Arkansas

Memo to Barry Odom: You better Damn win at least 6 games in 2017 Son or your ass will be out of a head coaching job come December and with games at Kentucky and at Georgia after the home game against Auburn you better Damn beat the Auburn Tigers on Saturday if you hope to find that 6 win mark Coach!

 

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Coaches Hot Set Quotes of the Day - Monday, September 18, 2017 - Amelia Earhart

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“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

“I want to do it because I want to do it.”

And

“In soloing – as in other activities – it is far easier to start something than it is to finish it.”

And

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

And

“Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.”

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

“Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.”

And

“Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others.”

And

“Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.”

And

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

And

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”

And

“No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.”

And

“In my life I had come to realize that when things were going very well indeed it was just the time to anticipate trouble. And, conversely, I learned from pleasant experience that at the most despairing crisis, when all looked sour beyond words, some delightful “break” was apt to lurk just around the corner.”

And

“The soul’s dominion? Each time we make a choice, we pay with courage to behold restless day and count it fair.”

And

“Anticipation, I suppose, sometimes exceeds realization.”

And

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

And

“Worry retards reaction and makes clear-cut decisions impossible.”

And

“…decide…whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying….”

And

“Not much more than a month ago I was on the other shore of the Pacific, looking westward. This evening, I looked eastward over the Pacific. In those fast-moving days which have intervened, the whole width of the world has passed behind us -except this broad ocean. I shall be glad when we have the hazards of its navigation behind us.” — Amelia Earhart, several days before she left for Howland Island and disappeared

Wikipedia: Amelia Earhart

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Sunday, September 17, 2017 - Howard Schultz

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And

“Dream more than others think practical.”

And

“Expect more than others think possible.”

And

“Risk more than others think safe.”

And

“I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It’s seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. It’s seeing what other people don’t see And pursuing that vision.”

And

“People want to be part of something larger than themselves. They want to be part of something they’re really proud of, that they’ll fight for, sacrifice for, that they trust.”

And

“There are moments in our lives when we summon the courage to make choices that go against reason, against common sense and the wise counsel of people we trust. But we lean forward nonetheless because, despite all risks and rational argument, we believe that the path we are choosing is the right and best thing to do. We refuse to be bystanders, even if we do not know exactly where our actions will lead.

This is the kind of passionate conviction that sparks romances, wins battles, and drives people to pursue dreams others wouldn’t dare. Belief in ourselves and in what is right catapults us over hurdles, and our lives unfold.

“Life is a sum of all your choices,” wrote Albert Camus. Large or small, our actions forge our futures and hopefully inspire others along the way.”

And

“In this ever-changing society, the most powerful and enduring brands are built from the heart. They are real and sustainable. Their foundations are stronger because they are built with the strength of the human spirit, not an ad campaign. The companies that are lasting are those that are authentic.”

And

“Remember: You’ll be left with an empty feeling if you hit the finish line alone. When you run a race as a team, though, you’ll discover that much of the reward comes from hitting the tape together. You want to be surrounded not just by cheering onlookers but by a crowd of winners, celebrating as one.”

And

“To stay vigorous, a company needs to provide a stimulating and challenging environment for all these types: the dreamer, the entrepreneur, the professional manager, and the leader. If it doesn’t, it risks becoming yet another mediocre corporation.”

And

“People want guidance, not rhetoric. They need to know what the plan of action is, and how it will be implemented. They want to be given responsibility to help solve the problem and authority to act on it.”

And

“There is a word that comes to my mind when I think about our company and our people. That word is ‘love.’ I love Starbucks because everything we’ve tried to do is steeped in humanity.

Respect and dignity.
Passion and laughter.
Compassion, community, and responsibility.
Authenticity.

These are Starbucks’ touchstones, the source of our pride.”

And

“There’s a metaphor Vincent Eades likes to use: “If you examine a butterfly according to the laws of aerodynamics, it shouldn’t be able to fly. But the butterfly doesn’t know that, so it flies.”

And

“One of the fundamental aspects of leadership, I realized more and more, is the ability to instill confidence in others when you yourself are feeling insecure”

And

“It’s one thing to dream, but when the moment is right, you’ve got to be willing to leave what’s familiar and go out to find your own sound.”

And

“Every step of the way, I made a point to underpromise and overdeliver. In the long run, that’s the only way to ensure security in any job.”

And

“Treat people like family, and they will be loyal and give their all. Stand by people, and they will stand by you. It’s the oldest formula in business, one that is second nature to many family-run firms. Yet in the late 1980s, it seemed to be forgotten.”

And

“While Wall Street has taught me a lot, its most enduring lesson is an understanding of just how artificial a stock price is. It’s all too easy to regard it as the true value of your company, and even the value of yourself.”

And

“At a certain stage in a company’s development, an entrepreneur has to develop into a professional manager. That often goes against the grain.”

And

“Whatever you do, don’t play it safe. Don’t do things the way they’ve always been done. Don’t try to fit the system. If you do what’s expected of you, you’ll never accomplish more than others expect.”

And

“It’s seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. It’s seeing what other people don’t see, and pursuing that vision no matter who tells you not to.”

Wikipedia: Howard Schultz

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Saturday, September 16, 2017 - Plato

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“A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.”

And

“A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.”

And

“And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul.”

And

“Courage is knowing what not to fear.”

And

“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.”

And

“For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.”

And

“I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.”

And

“Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil.”

And

“Life must be lived as play.”

And

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.”

And

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”

And

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.”

And

“If on the other hand I tell you that to let no day pass without discussing goodness and all the other subjects about which you hear me talking and examining both myself and others is really the very best thing that a man can do, and that life without this sort of examination is not worth living.”

And

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.”

And

“Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.”

And

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”

And

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”

And

“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”

And

“There is truth in wine and children”

And

“Ignorance, the root and stem of every evil.”

And

“Those who tell the stories rule society.”

And

“There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.”

And

“The measure of a man is what he does with power.”

And

“Death is not the worst that can happen to men.”

And

“Character is simply habit long continued.”

Wikipedia: Plato

 

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Friday, September 15, 2017 - Booker T. Washington

“Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.”

And

“Character is power.”

And

“Character, not circumstances, makes the man.”

And

“Dignify and glorify common labor. It is at the bottom of life that we must begin, not at the top.”

And

“Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.”

And

“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.”

And

“If you can’t read, it’s going to be hard to realize dreams.”

And

“No greater injury can be done to any youth than to let him feel that because he belongs to this or that race he will be advanced in life regardless of his own merits or efforts.”

And

“No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.”

And

“Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.”

And

“Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.”

And

“There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.”

And

“You can’t hold a man down without staying down with him.”

And

“The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.”

Wikipedia: Booker T. Washington

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18 CFB Head Coaches Facing MUST WIN Games in Week 3 – Take It To The Limit Coaches + Teams

Week 2 was interesting on the MUST WIN Game front with coaches under lots of the pressure going…

4 – 6

….in their MUST WIN Games which just turns up the HEAT even more on those coaches that lost, and in Week 3 there are 18 CFB Head Coaches facing MUST WIN Games and with that in mind we ask the Eagles and Randy Meisner to motivate these Coaches + Teams To Take It To the Limit to get a win in these games. Bring It Randy!

Thanks Randy!

Rich Rodriguez, Arizona vs. UTEP – Going back to the loss to Washington State at home in 2015 in Arizona’s last 20 games Rich Rodriguez has posted a record of…

6 – 14

…which his nothing short of a Complete Freaking Disaster for Arizona Football and thus after a home loss to Houston there is just No Damn Way Rodriguez and his Wildcats can lose to UTEP in El Paso on Friday night. If Rodriguez did lose this game to an UTEP coach in Sean Kugler who is also on the Hot Seat and has posted a record of 18 – 33 in four-plus seasons on the job then RichRod might as well call the movers on the way back to Tucson because it’s….

….time in the desert!

Mark Whipple, UMass vs. Temple – In the last four seasons Mark Whipple has posted a record at UMass of…

8 – 31

…and one would think sooner or later one would have to start winning some football games to keep your job…even at UMass…right?

Yep…Temple is a MUST WIN Game for Mark Whipple and the Minuteman but we don’t give them much of a chance to win this MUST WIN Game!

Scottie Montgomery, East Carolina vs. Virginia Tech – Scottie Montgomery’s East Carolina football team is in a mini-meltdown with the defensive coordinator being let go and Montgomery off to an 0 – 2 start in 2017 after posting a 3 – 9 record last season and now here comes Virginia Tech showing up in Week 3 in a MUST WIN Game spot is far from optimal, but with a game against USF on deck beating the Hokies is a MUST WIN because a loss here and the Pirates might not win a game in 2017!

Coach against Virginia Tech like your job is on the line Scottie Montgomery…because it is!

David Shaw, Stanford vs. San Diego State – A few Coaches Hot Seat members were at the LA Coliseum for the Stanford – USC game last Saturday and it was apparent in the pregame that the Trojans were JACKED to play the Cardinal and that it was going to take 40+ points to beat USC which Stanford didn’t have in them even if David Shaw had coached the game to score 40+ points…which he didn’t!

Now here come a road game at San Diego State which just beat Arizona State in Tempe and this is truly a cross-roads game for Stanford in 2017 because a loss to the Aztecs means that EVERY team left on the Cardinal schedule can beat Stanford but a win in this spot to improve to 2 – 1 with UCLA and Arizona State at home on The Farm up next Stanford will have a chance to get things rolling in 2017…but first they MUST BEAT San Diego State in what is a MUST WIN Game for David Shaw and his football team.

Be ready a battle boys and if you are not ready to fight…just stay in northern California because the Aztecs will whip and embarrass your asses for all the country to see!

Gary Andersen, Oregon State vs. Washington State – We consider Oregon State to be a school that in today’s world where there are several strong teams in the Pac-12 North Division as a place where a solid head coach will win 6 to 7 games a year and take the Beavers to a bowl game every season. In 14 seasons as the head coach at Oregon State Mike Riley posted a record of…

93 – 80

…and took the Beavers to a postseason bowl game in…

8 of the 14 seasons

…so in our opinion Mike Riley fell short of what Oregon State Football should be especially considering that the Pac-12 North division is a lot tougher division today than it was in the past.

Gary Andersen is a solid football coach but he will have to recruit and coach at a high level to get Oregon State to 6+ wins year in and year out and after a 1 – 1 start that includes getting blasted by Colorado State and barely beating Portland State this Saturday’s match-up with Washington State is a MUST WIN Game with the following games on deck…

Washington
At USC
Colorado
Stanford

Yep…beating the Cougs is a MUST WIN Game for Gary Andersen and the Beavers!

Butch Jones, Tennessee vs. Florida – Butch Jones is a Tennessee player from not making a hustle play in the 4 th quarter against Georgia Tech to cause a fumble giving the Vols the chance to win in overtime and start the 2017 season at 2 – 0 instead of 1 – 1 after a win over Cupcake Indiana State and now the actual season begins for Tennessee with a MUST WIN Game at The Swamp against Florida on Saturday.

If Tennessee did lose to the Gators on Saturday Butch Jones record in SEC Conference play in his last 7 SEC games would drop to…

2 – 5

….and Jones would find his ass heating up again with the 4 following games coming right at the Vols:

Georgia
South Carolina
At Alabama
At Kentucky

Yep….we recommend Butch Jones and Tennessee find a way to beat Florida on Saturday or back up the Hot Seat Rankings Butch Jones will climb!

Jim McElwain, Florida vs. Tennessee – In two-plus seasons at Florida Jim McElwain has posted impressive records of…

Overall: 19 – 9

SEC: 13 – 3

….but this is FLORIDA Football we are talking about here where any coach should be able to drop a few footballs by the practice field and the Gators would win 8+ games a season if the coaches have recruited at all and thus we are going to hold Jim McElwain and ANY Florida Football coach to a very high standard.

The problem for Jim McElwain and Florida after the opening season debacle game against Michigan which exposed a Gators offense that can be easily shutdown is that a loss in this spot to the Vols to drop to 0 – 2 with these games coming up….

Vanderbilt
LSU
Texas A&M
Georgia (Jacksonville)
At Missouri
At South Carolina
UAB
Florida State

….it’s not hard to imagine Florida not getting 6 wins in 2017 with the Northern Colorado game being cancelled and if Jim McElwain doesn’t win 6 games this season he will need to win 10+ games in 2018 or his ass will be sent packing out of Gainesville!

Jim Mora, UCLA vs. Memphis – Most people don’t realize how important..make that VITAL….it was for Jim Mora and UCLA to come back and beat Texas A&M in their opening game because after dispatching Hawaii in Week 2 the schedule gets a lot tougher beginning with a game…

At Memphis

….on Saturday and if the Bruins did lose to Memphis with these games still on the schedule…

At Stanford
Colorado
At Arizona
Oregon
At Washington
At Utah
Arizona State
At USC
Cal

…there’s a decent chance UCLA doesn’t win 6 games in 2017 and BIG buyout or not Jim Mora would probably find his ass out of a job come December after two straight losing seasons in Westwood!

David Beaty, Kansas vs. Ohio – Kansas Football or not we would like to think that a head coach of the Kansas Jayhawks football team could in his…

26 th Game

…as a head coach take his Big 12 Conference Football Team to Athens, Ohio and beat a MAC Conference Ohio University Football Team…right?

Damn Right is the answer to that question!

There just is NO Legitimate Excuse for Kansas Football to lose this game to Ohio on Saturday and thus this is a MUST WIN Game for David Beaty and his football team with these Big 12 games left on the schedule:

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

Damn….if Kansas loses to Ohio…in our opinion…the Jayhawks will not win another game in 2017 to finish the season at….

1 – 11

…with only a win over SE Missouri State.

Coach em hard David Beaty!

Bronco Mendenhall, Virginia vs. UConn – The Bronco Mendenhall experiment at Virginia which is as much about Bronco not being at BYU as being at Virginia is off to a rough start with a record of….

3 – 11

…on the board two games into his second season at Charlottesville and we are fascinated to see how this all plays out. Bronco Mendenhall is a very good football coach, but he also is a man who like Mitt Romney, who a few of us have run into many times over the years, someone that carries his religion with him to such an extent it dominates his life as much at Catholicism dominated the lives of past head coaches at Notre Dame. We have many Mormon friends in the state of Utah who we visit for at least a week every Summer which includes lots of outdoor activities and sporting contests and we fight like brothers with them to win everything from golf to ping-pong all day long and then at night they go home and we go out to get a few beers at the bars on main street in Park City. We love our Mormon friends because they are not merely “Good People”…they are…”Great People” who are the kind of folks you could always count on if you were ever in trouble and Bronco Mendenhall is cut from the same mold as our friends in Utah, and that’s why it is so fascinating to us to see if Mendenhall can succeed outside of the cocoon that he lived in at BYU…and like it or not BYU is a cocoon…that is somewhat separate from much of American life such as how life is lived in Charlottesville, Virginia.

We are pulling hard for Bronco Mendenhall to succeed at Virginia but after getting beat by Indiana at home last Saturday to drop to 1 – 1 on the season this week’s game at home against UConn is a MUST WIN Game because of what is left on the Cavs schedule:

At Boise State
Duke
At North Carolina
Boston College
At Pitt
Georgia Tech
At Louisville
At Miami
Virginia Tech

With a loss to UConn on Saturday we don’t think Virginia will have any chance at all to get to 6 wins in 2017 with the above schedule so with that mind…

Give the UConn Huskies Heck Bronco!

Mike Riley, Nebraska vs. Northern Illinois – Mike Riley is now in his 3 rd season at Nebraska and he has coached 28 games and posted an overall record of…

16 – 12 (.571)

Below are the records after 28 games of the Nebraska head coaches after Tom Osborne:

Frank Solich: 23 – 5 (.821)

Bill Callahan: 17 – 11 (.607)

Bo Pelini: 20 – 8 (.714)

As anyone can clearly see Mike Riley is 4 th in winning percentage…

Frank Solich: .821
Bo Pelini: .714
Bill Callahan: .607
Mike Riley: .571

….in the head coaches following the Great Tom Osborne at Nebraska and Riley knows that if he continues along the current path his tenure in Lincoln will not be long.

The thing about coaching at Nebraska is the head coach feels the pressure of the job but he has a hard time finding where that pressure is coming from since the folks in the state of Nebraska are so nice and disarming and just downright decent, but we can tell Mike Riley that after having friends in the Omaha area for over two decades that are Nebraska-alums Riley’s performance to date is something that is discussed on a regular basis and if Riley doesn’t get things going with the Cornhuskers soon…Mike Riley and Nebraska AD Shawn Eichorst will find out who is in charge of things and who can send both of them packing!

After an 1 – 1 start to the season and a decent showing against the Oregon Ducks in Eugene Mike Riley and the Cornhuskers host Northern Illinois in Lincoln on Saturday in the Biggest MUST WIN Game of Riley’s tenure at Nebraska because if the Huskers lose this game at home to Northern Illinois things would heat up in a Helluva hurry on the Great Plains of America!

Oh here is what Nebraska has left after Northern Illinois:

Rutgers
At Illinois
Wisconsin
Ohio State
At Purdue
Northwestern
At Minnesota
At Penn State
Iowa

We have it on good authority that Nebraska fans are expecting 10+ wins in Mike Riley’s third season coaching the Cornhuskers and if you lose to Northern Illinois not only is 10+ wins out the window…..Hell there’s a good chance Nebraska has a hard time winning 8 games if you can’t beat the NIU Huskies at home!

Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M vs. Louisiana – We don’t give the 23 point underdogs Louisiana much chance to beat Texas A&M on Saturday but if somehow the Ragin’ Cajuns did beat the Aggies at Kyle Field we feel confident in saying that Kevin Sumlin would be fired right after the game because if you can’t beat Louisiana in College Station in Week 2 there’s not a Damn chance in Hell you are going to beat Arkansas in Dallas in Week 3.

Yes…Louisiana is a MUST WIN Game for Kevin Sumlin and Texas A&M but it so unimaginable that the Aggies could lose this game that we should probably call this a….

You Better Damn Win Or Your Ass Will Be Fired Game for Kevin Sumlin!

Brian Kelly, Notre Dame vs. Boston College – As Bob Stoops proved earlier this year college football head coaches either leave of their own volition or their ass eventually gets fired and Brian Kelly at Notre Dame is now heading towards the latter category after a home loss to Georgia, an unnecessary tiff with a reporter after the game, and most important of all now sitting on a record of…

5 – 11

….in Notre Dame’s last 16 games which at a place like Notre Dame is a mark that should have already gotten Brian Kelly fired if the folks making the decisions in South Bend actually gave a Damn about Excellence and Winning!

The Notre Dame at Boston College on Saturday isn’t so much a MUST WIN Game for Brian Kelly as it is a…

Your Ass Better Not Lose It OR Your Head Coaching Career Is Good As Over

….game for Kelly because a loss in this spot to a BC team that under Steve Addazio in the last five seasons has posted an overall record of…

25 – 28

….would be beyond embarrassing and borderline….

“Why the Hell is Brian Kelly still the head coach of the Irish?”

….like moment!

An interesting number of Brian Kelly at Notre Dame over his 8 seasons at the school….the Irish have played 71 games against Power 5 Conference schools and Kelly’s record in those 71 games is…

42 – 29

….for a….

.592

….winning percentage in Power 5 Conference Games.

Is that Notre Dame Football?

Not only NO but…HELL NO!

Steve Addazio, Boston College vs. Notre Dame – As mentioned above Steve Addazio in his fifth season at Boston College and has posted an overall record of…

25 – 28

….which is Below Average at best and Addazio’s record in ACC Conference play is even worse at….

10 – 22

….and after starting the season with a win over Northern Illinois and BC getting its ass whipped by Wake Forest here come the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame in a match-up that is a…

Better Damn Win Game for both Coaches + Teams

…with the losing coach shooting up the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings and the winning coach leaving the game with his ass still on fire!

Great Luck to you Coaches Kelly and Addazio!

Larry Fedora, North Carolina vs. Old Dominion – After opening the season with homes losses to Cal and Louisville Larry Fedora has the North Carolina football team in a Helluva mess and his ass on the precipice of being launched onto the Hot Seat with a loss to Old Dominion on Saturday in a game that North Carolina just CANNOT LOSE forget about the entire MUST WIN Game situation for Fedora.

With Duke up next and then Georgia Tech Larry Fedora better Damn find a way to beat Old Dominion on Saturday or it will be….

Welcome to the Hot Seat Larry!

Barry Odom, Missouri vs. Purdue – Barry Odom has not exactly lit the woods on fire in his first two seasons as the head coach at Mizzou and after starting 1 – 1 in 2017 Odom has records on the board of…

Overall: 5 – 9

SEC: 2 – 7

….and the one thing that Odom does not need at this moment is a team that hasn’t been very good in recent years, think Purdue, that has a new head coach in Jeff Brohm who has the Boilermakers offense rolling and just might come into Columbia and hang 40+ points on the Tigers!

With games coming next against…

Auburn
At Kentucky
At Georgia

….before playing Idaho on October 21 the Mizzou Tigers could be….

1 – 5

….if they lost to Purdue on Saturday which would put Odom’s ass into orbiting the Sun HEAT territory so you better Damn beat Purdue Coach Odom!

Todd Graham, Arizona State vs. Texas Tech – We asked around a bit this week to our friends in the Phoenix area and the word on the street is Graham needs…

8 wins

…in 2017 to keep his job but might be able to return to coach in 2018 if Arizona State wins 7 games this season and those 7 wins include a win over Arizona. With that in mind with ASU now at 1 – 1 on the season and games left against….

At Texas Tech
Oregon
At Stanford
Washington
At Utah
USC
Colorado
At UCLA
At Oregon State
Arizona

….we don’t see any way that the Sun Devils get to 7 wins if they don’t beat Texas Tech on Saturday which = MUST WIN Game for Todd Graham and his football team!

Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech vs. Arizona State – In four-plus seasons as the head coach at Texas Tech Kliff Kingsbury has posted the very uninspiring records of…

Overall: 25 – 26

Big 12: 13 – 23

…which you would consider uninspiring if you give a Damn about the Red Raiders fielding a Winning Football Program which Hell…maybe the folks in Lubbock really don’t give a Damn about…but even if they do embrace being…

Totally Damn Average

…in Lubbock one would have to think that if Kingsbury doesn’t win at least 6 games in 2017 his ass is gone…right?

Who the Hell knows since Texas Football all across the Republic of Texas is So Damn Average these days!

Now at 1 – 0 on the season after beating Cupcake Eastern Washington in the opening game the Red Raiders really need to beat Arizona State at home in the second game with this schedule still remaining:

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

We really don’t see 6 wins on the Texas Tech schedule if they don’t beat Arizona State on Saturday so Yep…you got it…this is a MUST WIN Game for Kliff Kingsbury and the Red Raiders!

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Thursday, September 14, 2017 - Joseph Campbell

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

And

“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.”

And

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.”

And

“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.”

And

“Is the system going to flatten you out and deny you your humanity, or are you going to be able to make use of the system to the attainment of human purposes?”

And

“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.”

And

“Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.”

And

“Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.”

And

“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.”

And

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.”

And

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”

And

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.”

And

“When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.”

And

“When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you’re sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship.”

And

“Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself.”

And

“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.”

And

“It’s only when a man tames his own demons that he becomes the king of himself if not of the world.”

And

“The achievement of the hero is one that he is ready for and it’s really a manifestation of his character.”

And

“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive. That’s what it’s all finally about.”

And

“One thing that comes out in myths is that at the bottom of the abyss comes the voice of salvation. The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come. At the darkest moment comes the light.”

And

“The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy-not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self analysis. What is it that makes you happy? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call “following your bliss.”

And

“The happy ending of the fairy tale, the myth, and the divine comedy of the soul, is to be read, not as a contradiction, but as a transcendence of the universal tragedy of man. …Tragedy is the shattering of the forms and of our attachment to the forms… the two are the terms of a single mythological theme… the down-going and the up-coming (kathados and anodos), which together constitute the totality of the revelation that is life, and which the individual must know and love if he is to be purged (katharsis=purgatorio) of the contagion of sin (disobedience to the divine will) and death (identification with the mortal form). “All things are changing; nothing dies…”

And

“Eternity isn’t some later time. Eternity isn’t a long time. Eternity has nothing to do with time. Eternity is that dimension of here and now which thinking and time cuts out. This is it. And if you don’t get it here, you won’t get it anywhere. And the experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life. There’s a wonderful formula that the Buddhists have for the Bodhisattva, the one whose being (sattva) is illumination (bodhi), who realizes his identity with eternity and at the same time his participation in time. And the attitude is not to withdraw from the world when you realize how horrible it is, but to realize that this horror is simply the foreground of a wonder and to come back and participate in it. “All life is sorrowful” is the first Buddhist saying, and it is. It wouldn’t be life if there were not temporality involved which is sorrow. Loss, loss, loss.”

And

“Follow your bliss.”

And

“Bill Moyers: Unlike heroes such as Prometheus or Jesus, we’re not going on our journey to save the world but to save ourselves.
Joseph Campbell: But in doing that you save the world. The influence of a vital person vitalizes, there’s no doubt about it. The world without spirit is a wasteland. People have the notion of saving the world by shifting things around, changing the rules, and who’s on top, and so forth. No, no! Any world is a valid world if it’s alive. The thing to do is to bring life to it, and the only way to do that is to find in your own case where the life is and become alive yourself.”

And

“Marx teaches us to blame society for our frailties, Freud teaches us to blame our parents, and astrology teaches us to blame the universe. The only place to look for blame is within: you didn’t have the guts to bring up your full moon and live the life that was your potential.”

Wikipedia: Joseph Campbell

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - Audie Murphy

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“Seems to me that if you’re afraid or living with some big fear, you’re not really living. You’re only half alive. I don’t care if it’s the boss you’re scared of or a lot of people in a room or diving off of a dinky little board, you gotta get rid of it. You owe it to yourself. Makes sort of a zombie out of you being afraid. I mean you want to be free, don’t you? And how can you if you are scared? That’s prison. Fear’s a jailer. Mind now, I’m not a professor on the subject. I just found it out for myself. But that’s what I think.”

And

“If you’re afraid of anything, why not take a chance and do the thing you fear. Sometimes it’s the only way to get over being afraid.”

And

“Let each man hear his own music and live by it. The drums roll one way for one man, I guess, and another way for another. You have to listen to your own.”

And

“In life quality is what counts, not quantity.”

And

“Audacity is a tactical weapon. Nine times out ten it will throw the enemy off-balance and confuse him.”

And

“The true meaning of America, you ask? It’s in a Texas rodeo, in a policeman’s badge, in the sound of laughing children, in a political rally, in a newspaper… In all these things, and many more, you’ll find America. In all these things, you’ll find freedom. And freedom is what America means to the world. And to me.”

And

“Lead from the front.”

Wikipedia Page: Audie Murphy

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - Peter Drucker

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

And

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

And

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

And

“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.”

And

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

And

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

“Management by objective works – if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don’t.”

And

“Never mind your happiness; do your duty.”

And

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

“Never mind your happiness; do your duty.”

And

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

And

“Management by objective works – if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don’t.”

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

And

“Business, that’s easily defined – it’s other people’s money.”

And

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

And

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

And

“Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level.”

And

‘Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.”

And

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

And

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

And

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

Wikipedia: Peter Drucker

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Post Week 2 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – CFB Season Just “Feels Good” Like Glen Campbell’s Gentle On My Mind – Give These Hot Seat Coaches Hell Johnny Cash! – Yes…Still Millions Of Racists In America and It Seems….Some Communists in Kansas!

Well that has been one Helluva two weeks to start the college football season for us here at Coaches Hot Seat…what about for you folks?

At least in our households there is nothing that can get the attention of everyone from the kids to the adults…including our wives…like the game of football and it’s fascinating to see the anticipation for the football season and the games unfold each week and year. Only the Olympic Games from our younger days in the 1970s through 2000 or so created as much excitement as the game of football in our lives and Good, Bad or Indifferent it’s great to have football back which when you get down to it just “Feels Good” like Glen Campbell singing Gentle On My Mind:

Thank You Glen Campbell and now let’s bring out the Late Great Johnny Cash to send a message to the Coaches on the Hot Seat!

Thank You Mr. Cash!

Post Week 2 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

1. Todd Graham, Arizona State – We are not sure how many games that Todd Graham needs to win in 2017 to return as the head coach of the Sun Devils next season but Arizona State President Michael Crow in a story in the Arizona Republic earlier this year made it clear he was raised by Real Americans in making the below comments on the importance of ASU football winning on a regular basis:

“”Losing records over more than one year in any sport are unacceptable,” Crow said. “You have to look at what the reasons are and the dynamics, but (football) coach (Todd) Graham completely understands that his very successful start at ASU has got to be realized again.”

Graham’s teams were 28-12 from 2012-14 and 11-14 since (39-26 overall). He is going into his sixth season with five new assistant coaches including both coordinators and four years left on his contract after not receiving a one-year extension as he had in the past.

“We’ve got tremendous athletes, new coordinators, new thoughtful additions to the coaching staff,” Crow said. “Coach Graham is completely energized. I don’t think it’s possible for him to be un-energized. We’re exciting about bringing all of that together. We think we’ve got a great culture that’s been evolving. We’re excited about this season, but losing seasons at our level of performance expectation are unacceptable.” “

Yep…that’s about as Damn Clear as an university president can get when it comes to what he or she expects out of their football program and Bravo for President Crow in being upfront and having high expectations because having high expectations for oneself and the company or institution you work for is not only what made America GREAT it’s what has defined the American Republic from the start!

Getting back to Todd Graham the worst thing that could have happened to Todd Graham was for him to lose any of his three non-conference games against New Mexico State, San Diego State and Texas Tech, but on Saturday night ASU lost to a very good San Diego State team and now has to play Texas Tech in Lubbock in what is seriously a MUST WIN Game for Todd Graham and his Sun Devils with NINE Pac-12 Conference games still on the slate and a tough slate it is after Tech:

Oregon
At Stanford
Washington
At Utah
USC
Colorado
At UCLA
At Oregon State
Arizona

Damn! Let’s assume for a moment that Todd Graham could get away with 7 wins and thus return for the 2018 season as the head coach at Arizona State…if ASU falls to 1 – 2 after a loss to Texas Tech where in the Hell are 6 more wins out of the remaining 9 games on the Arizona State schedule?

Yep….Todd Graham better Damn get his team straightened out before they get to Lubbock and they better Damn score 45 points if they want to be the Red Raiders on Saturday!

2. Brian Kelly, Notre Dame – There are lots of folks in the media talking about how many games Notre Dame has lost in the last year by “less than one score” and we have some news for the folks who we like to call the…

“Cry Me A River of Tears Non-Fighting Irish Enablers”

….in the last 16 games under Brian Kelly Notre Dame’s record is…

5 – 11

The funny thing is that the folks from Georgia actually think they went to South Bend and actually accomplished something when in FACT they only did what James Franklin said beating Pitt felt like to the Nittany Lions…

“Like beating Akron!”

Yep fans of Georgia Football…your asses just beat Akron wearing gold helmets and you are one of the….

11 teams

…that have beaten Notre Dame in their last 16 games so don’t act like you have done anything big boys because you haven’t!

As for the future of Brian Kelly who proved once again in the post-Georgia game press conference that he is a…

Pompous Arrogant Ass that believes he invented the Sun, the Stars and all that we peons see in the sky

…in our opinion we have it on good authority that if Kelly wins less than 9 games in 2017 his ass is DONE in South Bend!

Here’s what Notre Dame has left on their schedule now at 1 – 1 on the year and look for 8 more wins for the Irish in 2017 with us:

At Boston College
At Michigan State
Miami (Ohio)
At North Carolina
USC
NC State
Wake Forest
At Miami
Navy
At Stanford

Well…Notre Dame has more talent than every team remaining on their schedule save the USC Trojans so how many games might Brian Kelly and the Irish win out of the 10 remaining?

Our guess….Notre Dame will be lucky to win 7 games in 2017 and that means one of the highest profile jobs in FBS football will open up in late November – early December and one’s gotta think that if the Irish job does open up that the first call will be to Bob Stoops to see if he’s interested in getting back into coaching and if Bob isn’t interested then we know who the second call will be to but we don’t want to throw that coach’s name out there since he might have a shot at getting his team into the College Football Playoff this year and he doesn’t need the Damn headache of a mention with the Notre Dame job!

3. Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M – A few of us were watching a tape of the Nicholls – Texas A&M game on Sunday night and the Aggies….don’t look like that great of a football team and in our opinion don’t look like they are all that interested in playing football in our opinion…but then it was Nicholls the Aggies were playing and this week A&M gets La. Lafayette or Louisiana as they like to be called now, and if the Aggies play like they did against Nichols against Louisiana their asses will get beat and that should get someone’s attention in College Station one would think!

As for the racist letter that Kevin Sumlin received this past week that his wife posted on Twitter we have no problem with people speaking out against racism when they experience it or identifying racists directly when they come into contact with them. The Lily-White Boys at Coaches Hot Seat raised in the 1970s-80s were primarily raised in California by parents that would not tolerate racism or bigotry or any kind and would even jump down your ass if you didn’t respect older people and say “Yes Sir and Yes Ma’am” when interacting with them and our Fathers…Oh Damn…we were raised in a time in America when Fathers…no doubt like Kevin Sumlin’s father…who would use the belt on our asses if we did something bad enough that called for the belt and no doubt if we used the belt on our kids today like out Dads did they would haul our asses away to the jail!

One thing in particular that a few of our Fathers instilled in us was that we should not let someone make a racist statement and get away with it if we were in a place where it was appropriate to do or say something about it, and on more than one occasion we have been in situations where other white folks have said something racist that we have responded to in a verbal way that in a few situations escalated to a physical altercation, but then that is what our Fathers would have expected of us. The most surprising thing about the racist letter sent to Kevin Sumlin’s house is that anyone is surprised that there are Millions of Racists in America that hold racist views of people that don’t look or act or talk or generally aren’t exactly like them and for those that were surprised we have a Newsflash for you….

There are Millions of Racists in America!

The Great Bobby Bowden has a terrific quote on about treating people that are harsh to you “with kindness” because it really kills them when you do that, but a few years ago a couple of us were with our wives at a party near the Pebble Beach Golf Resort on the Monterey Peninsula which was all white folks and some guy says something very racist about black people that we will not repeat in this blog post and the two of us can remember well our wives looking at each other who were no doubt thinking that they were about to leave this party which is exactly what happened but not before the two of us hauled the guy that made the racist comment out on the patio and throttled his ass which our wives weren’t thrilled with but made us feel good! The thing is when you play sports and you serve in the US Military you are forced to work, live, eat, and play with people from all kinds of backgrounds, colors, creeds, religions, philosophies on life, etc., and you cannot be around people that are different than you and but come away with a Helluva lot different view of life than people that have spent their entire lives in one town, around one type of people, and living one kind of life and it’s too bad that all Americans can’t play sports and serve in the military because it would do a Helluva lot of good for our country….in our humble opinion.

Getting back to Kevin Sumlin the word on the street in Texas is that anything less than 10 wins in 2017 and Sumlin will be out of a job come late November and now at 1 – 1 on the season here is what the Aggies have left to play:

Louisiana
Arkansas (Dallas)
South Carolina
Alabama
At Florida
Mississippi State
Auburn
New Mexico
At Ole Miss
At LSU

In our opinion A&M has more talent than every team remaining on its schedule except for Alabama and LSU and the Aggies have roughly equal talent to Florida and Auburn so assume the Aggies lose to Alabama at home and to LSU in Baton Rouge that is only 9 wins and we don’t think 9 wins in 2017 is going to get it done for Sumlin unless maybe that 9th win was over LSU in Baton Rouge to end the season….now that might get Sumlin one more year to prove he can turn the Aggies into a serious contender for the SEC Conference Title which in our opinion the Aggies should be in the middle of…

Every Damn Year!

For those that don’t know it the Main Reason Kevin Sumlin is on the Hot Seat are the below two records:

SEC: 21 – 19

Against FBS Teams: 26 – 22

At Texas A&M that’s just flat-out…Not Good Enough!

4. Mark Whipple, UMass – Mark Whipple and UMass lost to Old Dominion at home on Saturday to drop the Minutemen’s record to 0 – 3 in 2017 and Whipple’s record in the last four years at UMass now stands at:

8 – 21

Damn…that’s not a good thing Martha Stewart who lives up UMass way might say!

Can UMass win a game in 2017?

At Temple
At Tennessee
Ohio
At USF
Georgia Southern
Appalachian State
At Mississippi State
Maine
At BYU

Maybe the Minutemen can beat a struggling Georgia Southern team and maybe they can beat the Maine Black Bears….Maybe!

5. Lance Leipold, Buffalo – With Buffalo’s loss to Army on Saturday in a close game by the score of 21 – 17 Lance Leipold’s records at Buffalo now stand at:

Overall: 7 – 19

MAC: 4 – 12

Those are “Firing Numbers” is what a certain member at Coaches Hot Seat would say in this spot and he would be right!

Up next for Buffalo is a MUST WIN game against Colgate and then they host FAU on September 23 in a game that if Leipold and the Bulls win will launch Lane Kiffin’s ass back onto the Hot Seat and Oh that will be fun to be roasting Lane Kiffin’s ass again here at Coaches Hot Seat so….

Memo to Lance Leipold: Beat Colgate and FAU Son!

6. Chris Ash, Rutgers – After the Total Debacle of a loss to Eastern Michigan on Saturday Rutgers head coach Chris Ash is now facing the MUST WIN Game of all-time on Saturday in a home game against FCS Morgan State and in our opinion if Ash can’t win this game his ass should be fired right after the game and told to turn in the keys to his courtesy car because….

You are done Son!

OK…let’s assume Rutgers beats Morgan State to improve to 1 – 2 on the season which is only right since a loss in this spot and….Ash is done…what does Rutgers have left after the Morgan State game?

At Nebraska – Loss
Ohio State – Loss
At Illinois – Who knows
Purdue – Loss
At Michigan – Loss
Maryland – Loss
At Penn State – Loss
At Indiana – Loss
Michigan State – Who knows

OK….Rutgers COULD win 3 games in 2017 if everything goes right and every fan of Rutgers football that just read that line put his or her head down and said…

“The Hell with the whole Damn thing!”

7. Bret Bielema, Arkansas – Last week in the Must Win Game blog post we said that Bret Bielema’s record against FBS schools was 14 – 25 in 5 seasons at Arkansas when in fact his record against FBS schools is now after the TCU game…

20 – 27

…and his record against Power 5 Conference schools now stands at….

14 – 26

OK…Bret Bielema is making…

$4.4 Million Dollars A Year

…and he has already been paid by Arkansas…

$16+ Million Dollars

…and here’s the kicker if Bret Bielema is fired anytime between now and December 31, 2017 his buyout is….

$15.4 Million Dollars

…which Doc Harper over at the Arkansas Fight website points out is the second biggest potential buyout number in college football history only behind Charlie Weis at Notre Dame who was given a contract that only a…

Total Damn Moron that knows NOTHING about Football

….would have given to Weis so what does this massive…

$15.4 Million Dollars

…buyout say about Arkansas AD Jeff Long who has given a contact north of….

$30 Million Dollars

….to a coach who has a record in SEC Conference play of…

10 – 22

….against FBS teams of…

20 – 27

…and against Power 5 schools of…

14 – 26

That would make Jeff Long a Damn Moron of a very High Order just behind the Damn Morons at Notre Dame that signed Charlie Weis to a long-term deal when no one at Coaches Hot Seat would have EVER hired Charlie Weis to wash our cars forget about being our head football coach!

Last week we said that Texas A&M fans should be proud of Being Average because Kevin Sumlin had posted records of…

SEC: .525

Against FBS Teams: .542

…so guess what Bret Bielema’s records are….

SEC: .313

Against FBS Teams: .426

Forget Being Average fans of Arkansas Football…Be Very Damn Proud…you are…

Way Damn Below Average Folks!

Oh…now at 1 – 1 on the season here is what Arkansas has left after looking like Crapola against TCU which if the Horned Frogs hadn’t made a bunch of stupid mistakes could have beaten the Razorbacks by 30+ instead of 21!

Texas A&M
New Mexico State
At South Carolina
At Alabama
Auburn
At Ole Miss
Coastal Carolina
At LSU
Mississippi State
Missouri

Arkansas has plenty of talent to win at least 8 games in 2017 but how many games will the Razorbacks win….our guess….

6

…and would a 6 – 6 record keep Bret Bielema employed for another season at Arkansas?

Consider this for a moment….

When Houston Nutt was fired at Arkansas in 2007 his records coaching the Razorbacks in 10 seasons were…

Overall: 75 – 48

SEC: 42 – 38

…and Bret Bielema’s records now stand at…

Overall: 26 – 27

SEC: 10 – 22

You do the Damn math Arkansas fans and please if you can come up with a legitimate reason why Bret Bielema has a $15.4 million dollar buyout please let us know because we cannot think of one Damn reason he has such a contract at Arkansas….not counting of course that Jeff Long is a…

Damn Moron

…which is actually the only Damn thing that makes any Damn sense!

We have some news for Jeff Long…if Arkansas loses to Texas A&M on Saturday in Dallas….your ass may just get fired before your ass gets back to Fayetteville Son!

8. Rich Rodriguez, Arizona – There just is no Damn good excuse for Arizona losing to Houston at home in Tucson in Rich Rodriguez’s 6 th season coaching the Wildcats and now in Arizona’s last 20 games Rodriguez’s football team has posted a record of…

6 – 14

….and RichRod’s records at Arizona now stand at:

Overall: 37 – 30

Pac-12: 18 – 26

At Arizona Rich Rodriguez or any other head football coach can get away with winning 7-plus games a year and going to a bowl game each season BUT he cannot get away with posting losing records, and another losing record in 2017, in our humble opinion, RichRod will be fired at season’s end and now at 1 – 1 here is what the Wildcats have left….

At UTEP
Utah
At Colorado
UCLA
At Cal
Washington State
At USC
Oregon State
At Oregon
At Arizona State

We see no reason at all that Rich Rodriguez should not be able to lead Arizona to at least 6 wins in 2017 which would mean winning 5 of the remaining 10 games which is a small hurdle to get across in our opinion when you are in your 6 th season on the job and more than likely 6 wins is all RichRod needs to be back in 2018.

9. Scottie Montgomery, East Carolina – A Fundamental Rule of Firing and Hiring is that if you going to Fire someone make Damn sure you have or will Hire someone better than the person you Fired and in our opinion when Ruffin McNeil was fired after 6 seasons as the head coach at East Carolina posting records of…

Overall: 42 – 34

Conference: 30 – 18

…which was a very dubious move by the ECU AD in our opinion it just made no Damn sense that East Carolina hired Scottie Montgomery in his place who in 2 seasons has posted records of…

Overall: 3 – 11

Conference: 1 – 7

East Carolina is now 0 – 2 on the season after losses to James Madison and West Virginia and still has to play games against…

Virginia Tech
South Florida
Temple
At UCF
BYU
At Houston
At UConn
Tulane
Cincinnati
At Memphis

Will East Carolina win a game in 2017?

ECU will maybe win 1….Possibly 2 games in 2017 and if East Carolina only wins 2 games in 2017 then we fully expect that Scottie Montgomery will be held to the same standard as Ruffin McNeil and will be fired in late November….unless of course Montgomery is being held to a lower standard of some kind by the folks at ECU!

10. David Beaty, Kansas – We here at Coaches Hot Seat couldn’t help but laugh when we saw this news story earlier this year about Kansas head coach David Beaty…

David Beaty firmly on cold seat as head coach at Kansas, Benton Smith, Lawrence Journal-World

Cold Seat? What the Hell is that?

Of course the above article is based up Dennis Dodd’s Hot Seat Ratings and maybe Dennis who doesn’t live to far from KU also embraces…

Socialism + Communism

…because if David Beaty’s job is safe at Kansas with records in 3 years on the job of…

Overall: 3 – 23

Big 12: 1 – 17

….then we have to wonder where exactly the folks at the University of Kansas were raised because…

It could NOT have been in America NOR by Real Americans!

You see…if you are raised in America by Real Americans you don’t accept Losing and you expect Excellence but then the same Damn Moron AD at Kansas that hired David Beaty hired Charlie Weis so then we are not so much dealing with…

Non-Real Americans

…at Kansas as just….

Total Damn Morons!

Now at 1 – 1 on the season after a win over SE Missouri State and a loss to Central Michigan at home here is what Kansas has left in 2017:

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

Got 1 and Freaking 11 Cold Seat David Beaty?

Well….Kansas might beat able to beat Baylor which has a team that looks like it has flat-out quit on Matt Rhule already so maybe you can get to 2 – 10 Cold Seat Beaty and if you get to 2 – 10 no doubt the followers of…

Lenin, Stalin and Marx

…in Lawrenceville, Kansas will be proud and might even given you another contract extension!

Oh to be working for Dumb and Stupid Communists….

What else could an American ask for…it’s like Lifetime Employment even if you are Sorry As Hell at your job! Lenin and Staling would be so proud of the University of Kansas!

 

 

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