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   "We want the Big 10 championship.  And we’re going to win it as a TEAM.  They can throw out all those great backs and great quarterbacks

     and great defensive players throughout the country and in this conference.  But there’s going to be one team that is going play solely as a

     team.  No man is more important than the team.  No coach is more important than the team.  THE TEAM! THE TEAM! THE TEAM!  And if we

     think that way, all of us, everything that you do you take into consideration what effect does it have on my team?  Because you can go into

     professional football, you can go anywhere you want to play after you leave here, you will never play for a team again.  You’ll play for a

     contract.  You’ll play for this.  You’ll play for that.  You’ll play for everything except the team.  And think what a great thing it is to be a part

     of something that is THE TEAM!  We’re going to win it.  We’re going to win the championship again because we’re going to play as a team

     better than anyone else in the conference.  We’re going to play together as a TEAM.  We’re going to believe in each other. We’re not going to

     criticize each other.  We’re not going to talk about each other.  We’re going to encourage each other! And when we play as a team, when the

     old season is over, you and I know it’s going to be Michigan again. Michigan!”  Bo Schembechler, Before 1983 Ohio State - Michigan game




Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - Bo Schembechler


Go Get A Win Over Ohio State Jimmy!





“When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when your team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing.”


“Those who stay will be champions”


“If I make a mistake, I’m going to make a mistake aggressively and I’m going to make it quickly. I don’t believe in sleeping on a decision.”


“A Michigan man will coach Michigan.”


“We want the Big 10 championship. And we’re going to win it as a TEAM. They can throw out all those great backs and great quarterbacks and great defensive players throughout the country and in this conference. But there’s going to be one team that is going play solely as a team. No man is more important than the team. No coach is more important than the team. THE TEAM! THE TEAM! THE TEAM! And if we think that way, all of us, everything that you do you take into consideration what effect does it have on my team? Because you can go into professional football, you can go anywhere you want to play after you leave here, you will never play for a team again. You’ll play for a contract. You’ll play for this. You’ll play for that. You’ll play for everything except the team. And think what a great thing it is to be a part of something that is THE TEAM! We’re going to win it. We’re going to win the championship again because we’re going to play as a team better than anyone else in the conference. We’re going to play together as a TEAM. We’re going to believe in each other. We’re not going to criticize each other. We’re not going to talk about each other. We’re going to encourage each other! And when we play as a team, when the old season is over, you and I know it’s going to be Michigan again. Michigan!”


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Les Miles and His “Home” in Baton Rouge – Post Week 12 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 11 – 20 Hot Seat Head Coaches – It’s Thanksgiving Week Johnny Cash….So Why Don’t You Take It Easy On These Hot Seat Coaches in the Spirit of the Holiday? On Second Thought…Give These Millionaire Hot Seat Coaches Hell Mr. Cash and Everyone Have A Great Thanksgiving!


Before we get to the Post Week 12 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 11 – 20 Hot Seat Head Coaches Analysis let us say a few words about the Les Miles situation at LSU.

As BIG fans of Bo Schembechler here at Coaches Hot Seat we have always been BIG fans of Les Miles during his head coaching stops at Oklahoma State and LSU and there is probably an argument to keep Les Miles on at LSU right now…BUT…that is NOT an argument that anyone here at Coaches Hot Seat would be making because we recognize the FACT that if David Shaw or ANY Stanford head football coach was sitting on records of…

3 – 7 against California in the last 10 Big Games


13 – 10 record in Pac-12 play over the last 3 seasons

….right now below is what it would like outside the Stanford Athletics Complex would look like with Coaches Hot Seat members out-front and leading the charge!


Sorry…there is NO head coach at a school like LSU or ANY school in FBS for that matter that is serious about their football and for Damn sure folks at LSU are serious about their football that can post records of…

3 – 7 against LSU’s main rival = Alabama


13 – 10 in SEC play over the last 3 seasons

….and expect to hang onto his job unless of course you are a First-Class Ass Kisser of the media which Les Miles is in spades and thus why Media Flunkies from across America have come-a-running to save Les Miles from his destiny which is right now…

To No Longer Be The Head Coach at LSU

As for the Les Miles calling Baton Rouge “home” in his press conference on Monday which tugged at the heartstrings of the media which will fall for almost any Bullshit you drop on them these days…

Quite a ‘heartrending’ moment Monday when Les Miles called Baton Rouge ‘home’, Scott Rabalais, The Advocate

…we have some Breaking News for Les Miles and the Flunky Media from the REAL World:

Hell, lots of Americans that are making $40,000 a year which we remind Les Miles and the Flunky Media is about…

10% of what Les Miles makes in a MONTH or around $400,000

….that would LOVE to be working near their “home” right now or in a place where they would really LOVE to be living but unfortunately Tens of Millions of Americans are busting their asses everyday including 1 Million Plus members of the US Military that Les Miles wouldn’t know a Damn thing about making a tiny fraction of what Miles is making who we may add has made…

Around $30 Million Dollars over the last 11 seasons coaching at LSU

….and yet it’s clear to us Les Miles has NOT EARNED the enormous amount of money he has been paid by going…

3 – 7 against Alabama in his last 10 games


13 – 10 SEC record the last 3 seasons

…..nor that Les Miles should be given a pass just because….”Baton Rouge is home!”

Sorry….the members of Coaches Hot Seat that served in the US Military, worked at the White House, on Capitol Hill, in Manhattan and in dozens of other major US cities across America can see Bullshit from a mile away and Les Miles son…

You Are Full of Bullshit


You are an AVERAGE coach at best now

…because the game of football has passed you by and you don’t even know it…PERIOD.

The MOST telling thing to us in the last few weeks relative to Les Miles LSU football team was the way they played against Ole Miss this past Saturday after it was reported that Miles job was on the line and when we fully expected the LSU players to come out and play…

Motivated and Focused

…but instead they came out and played…

Hardly Damn Motivated and Not Focused At All

….which says EVERYTHING one needs to know about the current state of LSU football and why CHANGE is badly needed in Baton Rouge because the last time we checked….

Being the head coach at LSU is something that has to be EARNED and Les Miles hasn’t EARNED a Damn penny of his $5 Million Dollar annual salary in several YEARS now in our humble opinion and who the Hell wouldn’t want to stay in a place where folks will toss you $5 Million Dollars to be…

Nothing More Than AVERAGE?

Where the Hell do we sign-up please!


Oh….by the way for anyone that is paying attention….in the 10 seasons that Michigan head coach Bo Schembechler faced off against his former head coach and mentor Ohio State head coach Woody Hayes between 1969 and 1978 Bo Schembechler posted a record of…

5 – 4 – 1

….in those 10 meetings against Woody and what is Les Miles record against Alabama and Nick Saban?

3 – 7

In a court of law that would be what’s called….CASE CLOSED on why Les Miles is on his way out at LSU.

Post Week 12 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 11 – 20 Hot Seat Head Coaches

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

It’s Thanksgiving Week Johnny Cash….So Why Don’t You Take It Easy On These Hot Seat Coaches in the Spirit of the Holiday? On Second Thought…Give These Millionaire Hot Seat Coaches Hell Mr. Cash and Everyone Have A Great Thanksgiving!

Post Week 12 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings


11. Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech – When Paul Johnson was first hired at Georgia Tech in 2008 we had a pretty high opinion of Johnson having watched his teams play many times when he was the head coach at Navy and we fully expected the Yellow Jackets to a competitive team in the ACC on an annual basis under Johnson BUT as of 2015 in EIGHT seasons on the job Paul Johnson has won more than 7 games in just…

4 of 8 seasons at Georgia Tech

….and has won more than 7 games in just…

2 of the last 6 seasons at Georgia Tech

….and needless to say 2015 has been a Complete Freaking Disaster with Tech now at…

3 – 8 overall

1 – 7 in ACC play

Something else that we have picked-up on in the last couple of years since there are a large number of Coaches Hot Seat members living in the Atlanta, Georgia area now is that Paul Johnson isn’t exactly the most beloved man in and around the Georgia Tech football program and athletics department based upon what we have been told and last year three Coaches Hot Seat members were playing golf with a Georgia Tech-alum who was your typical….

Rambling Wreck Engineer

….who said when asked about Paul Johnson….

“To Hell with Paul Johnson”

….which he did not elaborate on except to say he didn’t know ANY Georgia Tech alums that gave “two-rips for that Bastard” which are pretty strong words from where we come from!

So what does the future hold for Paul Johnson at Georgia Tech who has posted the following records in EIGHT seasons on the job in Atlanta…

Overall: 61 – 43

ACC: 38 – 26

…..with still the Georgia Bulldogs to play this season?

We don’t have a clue BUT we are Very Damn Happy that Paul Johnson is not the head coach at Stanford!

Can Georgia Tech Georgia in Atlanta on Saturday?

Not if they play like the bunch of QUITTERS that showed up to play Miami last week!


12. Craig Bohl, Wyoming – Wyoming had a BYE in Week 12 and gets back at things in Week 13 with a home game against UNLV and Cowboys head coach Craig Bohl REALLY needs to beat the Running Rebels this week to get something out of this Complete Freaking Disaster of a season which has Wyoming now at…

1 – 10 overall

1 – 6 in MWC play

….and Craig Bohl with records in TWO seasons of the school of:

Overall: 5 – 18

MWC: 3 – 12

Just imagine if Craig Bohl was still at North Dakota State right now riding high with FOUR about to be FIVE straight FCS National Championships and who would have his pick of several jobs in Power 5 Conferences BUT instead….

Craig Bohl took the Wyoming job and is now stuck in Laramie with only ONE way out…


We still think a lot of Craig Bohl’s ability to build and lead a college football program and if we were a sitting athletic director we would take a hard look at Bohl if we were at a place like Iowa State, Syracuse, or Illinois because we do know that Craig Bohl is a very good football coach and that at the right place he will win BIG again IF he can ever get out of Wyoming.


13. Mark Stoops, Kentucky – Talk about a big poker hand the game that Mark Stoops is about to play against Louisville on Saturday is HUGE for the future of both Mark Stoops and the Kentucky football program because with a win over Louisville that will mean a 6 – 6 record and a trip to a bowl game and then Mark Stoops can rightfully and honestly say that…

The Kentucky Football Program is Getting Better

….but with a loss in this game Mark Stoops overall record in THREE seasons at Kentucky will stand at…

12 – 24

…..and the last Kentucky head football coach, Joker Phillips, was fired after THREE seasons on the job with an overall record of…

13 – 24

…..which would mean in our opinion at least that…

Kentucky Football has gone NOWHERE under Mark Stoops

…and that is not exactly the easiest thing in the world to sell to folks whether they be recruits, fans, alums, boosters or anyone that knows ANYTHING about college football for that matter!

Oh also this…Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino has his team now at 6 – 5 on the season and the Cardinals badly need a win in this spot as well because a 6 – 6 record will land Bobby Petrino right back on the Hot Seat heading into the offseason and we are quite Damn confident that’s not something Petrino wants to deal with over the next 9 months!

Good Luck Boys and Coach Hard….There’s A Helluva Lot at Stake After All!


14. Curtis Johnson, Tulane – After getting whipped by SMU on Saturday Curtis Johnson’s records in FOUR seasons as the head coach at Tulane now stand at…

Overall: 15 – 33

Conference: 11 – 21

…which includes ONE .500 or better season and ONE bowl game trip and we rather doubt that will be good enough for Johnson to get a FIFTH season at Tulane which is about to hire a new athletic director who will have no connections to Johnson and we all know how those situations workout with a new AD usually wanting his or her own head football coach in place going forward.

Like Les Miles at LSU, all signs point to a change for Curtis Johnson and Tulane, Ted Lewis, New Orleans Advocate

In our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat the Tulane job is a VERY attractive job sitting in one of America’s great cities and with TONS of high school football talent within a four hour drive of the school AND with a new on-on-campus football stadium…..Yulman Stadium


We can think of a Helluva lot of Very Damn Good Football Coaches that would LOVE to get a shot at coaching the Tulane Green Wave and it will be interesting to see who Tulane goes after and eventually hires if they do fire Curtis Johnson.


15. Mike Riley, Nebraska – There are a only a few things that REALLY get our ire up here at Coaches Hot Seat and for those slow on the uptake “ire” is defined by Merriam-Webster as….

Ire: intense and usually openly displayed anger”

…and some of those few things are….

Rich and/or Privileged Bastards Treating People Badly

Millionaire Football Coaches Crying like Babies

People That Get Jobs They Had No Damn Business Getting

….and by any measure we can think of Mike Riley did NOTHING in his head coaching career at Oregon State or San Diego Chargers to EARN the Nebraska head coaching job besides….

Having A Complete Buffoon as an Athletic Director at Nebraska that Doesn’t Know His Ass From the Side of A Barn

…and any review of Mike Riley’s win/loss records with the Beavers and Chargers proves that FACT:

Oregon State: 93 – 80

San Diego Chargers : 14 – 34

With the above being said Mike Riley landed at place in Nebraska where….

Bozo the Clown could average SEVEN wins a season easy

….and where ANY AVERAGE football coach could…

Win EIGHT games a season easy

….and a ANY GOOD football coach could…

WIN NINE games a season easy

….which brings us to Mike Riley who we would place in between an…

Average and Good Football Coach

….so if that opinion holds to form when Mike Riley is finished at Nebraska he will have averaged winning….

8.5 Wins A Year

….which is a place that even counting the FOUR disastrous years of Bill Callahan and from Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne’s coaching tenures when college football teams rarely played over 12 games a year Nebraska has over the past 50-plus years averaged winning…

9.58 Wins A Season

….which if recalculated statistically to account for the additional 2-plus games teams have the opportunity to play in today’s college football is…

10.75 Wins A Season

….is there anyone on Planet Earth that believes Mike Riley will average…

10.75 Wins A Season at Nebraska?

Well there has to be at least….

A Complete Buffoon as an Athletic Director at Nebraska that Doesn’t Know His Ass From the Side of A Barn

…who thinks so or he wouldn’t have hired Mike Riley who averaged winning…

6.64 Wins A Season at Oregon State!

Now at 5 – 6 on the season Nebraska only has left a home game against undefeated Iowa and checking the Vegas Boys….

The Hawkeyes are a 2 point favorite in Lincoln

….which means the Vegas Boys see this as an EVEN game which makes since because….

Nebraska has MUCH more talent on its roster than Iowa

….and by all rights SHOULD win this football game which means a loss in this spot would be…

Complete Freaking Disaster for Mike Riley and Nebraska Football

…and a loss by Iowa would be…

Complete Freaking Disaster for Kirk Ferentz and Iowa Football!

Should be a GREAT game in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday!


16. Mark Richt, Georgia – At a dinner last week in San Francisco with many Coaches Hot Seat members in town for the Big Game between Cal and Stanford one Coaches Hot Seat member had an interesting thought on why so many Georgia fans are committed to keeping Mark Richt as the head coach at Georgia even though by ANY measure we can think of has been…


….relative to what a Powerhouse Football Program that Georgia can and should be and that thought as postulated by the Coaches Hot Seat member who lives in the Atlanta area was:

Coaches Hot Seat Member #1: “It’s Stockholm Syndrome…plain and simple.”

Coaches Hot Seat Member #2: “Stockholm syndrome? For Mark Richt and Georgia fans….come on….how did you come up with that?”

Coaches Hot Seat Member #1 (picks-up phone, searches, reads definition of Stockholm Syndrome): “Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with the captors.”

Coaches Hot Seat Member #4: “You may have something there…like that Idiot Darryl from Columbus that calls into the Finebaum Show. He shows many classic symptoms of Stockholm Syndrome and Hell there was that guy I ran into at the bar in Original El Taco in Virginia-Highlands who was a BIG Georgia fan and was about as Damn Stockholm Syndrome as one could be towards Mark Richt.

Coaches Hot Seat Member #1: “See….Mark Richt has the Georgia fans captive and he can lose to pitiful Florida team after pitiful Florida team and hang onto his job….Stockholm Syndrome plain and simple.”

Coaches Hot Seat Member #2: “You may be right….but I just think Georgia fans have gotten comfortable with being AVERAGE and if Mark Richt keeps going to church and drops into a diner every once in awhile to eat breakfast he could probably stay at Georgia for as long as he wants without EVER winning another SEC title.”

Whether the Georgia fans have Stockholm Syndrome relative to Mark Richt or not a place like the state of Georgia where there are Hundreds of High School Football Players each year that can play on the FBS level we see no Damn reason at all why….

Mark Richt has NOT won an SEC Title since the 2005 season

….which might not be able to be explained by Stockholm Syndrome for the reason that Mark Richt is still the head coach of the Bulldogs but for Damn sure…

Georgia Football is AVERAGE and we don’t see that changing anytime soon!

Certainly Paul Johnson and his ragtag and of QUITTERS are not MAN ENOUGH to beat Georgia on Saturday which makes the two main FBS programs in the state of Georgia…

AVERAGE = Georgia


QUITTERS = Georgia Tech

17. Paul Petrino, Idaho – It was not surprising that Idaho got whipped at Auburn on Saturday by the score of 56 – 34 which leaves the Vandals records in 2015 at…

3 – 8 overall

2 – 5 in Sun Belt play

…..and Paul Petrino’s overall record in THREE years at the school at…

5 – 29

…with only a game at Texas State left on the schedule.

If Idaho loses to Texas State to drop Paul Petrino’s THREE year record to…

5 – 30

….and will that record lead to a coaching change at Idaho?

We don’t have a Freaking Clue to the answer to that question nor do we really care either BUT Robb Akey seemed to have the Vandals playing better than Paul Petrino ever has….in our humble opinion of course!


18. Charlie Partridge, Florida Atlantic – Charlie Partridge and his Florida Atlantic football team gave a Very Damn Un-Motivated Florida team ALL they wanted on Saturday and with that loss Partridge’s records in TWO years at the school drop to…

Overall: 5 – 18

CUSA: 4 – 1

…..which makes us wonder…

If Florida Atlantic played like they did against Florida all season what would the Owls record be in 2015?

We haven’t a clue to that question but for Damn sure we know that Charlie Partridge and his football team REALLY need to win at Old Dominion on Saturday or…

5 – 19

….in TWO seasons it will be and that’s NOT GOOD Charlie…that’s just NO DAMN GOOD!


19. Jeff Monken, Army – Two years ago in September 2013 a handful of Coaches Hot Seat members were at West Point to see Stanford play Army in football and after seeing the Army football program up-close our opinion was then and is still today…

Army Football is just Too Small, Too Slow, and Too Weak

….to win football games on any kind of regular basis and new head coach Jeff Monken who took over Army at the beginning of the 2014 season and has posted an overall record of…

6 – 17

…at Army hasn’t really changed our assessment on the current state of Army football which looks to us be recruiting and playing at a…

Dramatically Lower Level Than either Air Force or Navy Football

….which begs the question:

What the Hell is wrong with Army Football?

It’s just our opinion which is a very Damn biased opinion coming from lots of US Navy Veterans here at Coaches Hot Seat BUT that opinion is…

The US Navy and US Air Force are right now are in dramatically better places than the US Army in thousands of different ways and the general malaise that dominates the US Army after a decade-plus of the American Republic fighting Bogus Wars in the Middle East has had a direct impact on the quality of students entering West Point and the caliber of football player that Army is able to recruit to West Point….in our opinion of course!

IF one our children showed an interest in joining the US Military we would advise them in the strongest way possible to join the US Navy first if they didn’t get seasick and to join the US Air Force if they weren’t afraid of flying but for…

God’s Sake don’t join the US Army and that also goes for NOT attending West Point!

Now that’s just our opinion and we are sure there are some GREAT kids at West Point right now BUT the US Army is a beat-up organization from top to bottom and thus it’s no Damn surprise to anyone here at Coaches Hot Seat that the Army football team is a Damn mess as well!

Army is now at 2 – 9 on the season only has Navy left to play on December 12 and we don’t believe there is a chance in Hell that Army can beat this very Damn good Navy team and with that we can only say…

Go Navy!


20. Ron Turner, Florida International – Ron Turner has now coached for THREE seasons at FIU and has records on the board of…

Overall: 10 – 26

CUSA: 7 – 17

…..which to us is BAD but we don’t have a Freaking Clue what the above records mean to the folks that are in positions of power at FIU and we remind everyone Ron Turner has a record of…

1 – 2

….against cross-South Florida rival Florida Atlantic which is NOT GOOD either considering the current state of FAU football which is also NOT GOOD!


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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - Pat Dye



“Believe in honest, positive dissent.”


Football is not an “I” game. It’s a “we” game.”


“Nothing has changed about what makes a winner. A winner works his butt off and is dependable. He’s not always the most talented, but he gives everything on every play.”


“At Auburn, practice is Hell. But when you line up across the big, fast, smart, angry boys from Florida, and Georgia, and Alabama, where there is no quality of mercy on the ground and no place to hide, you’ll know why practice is Hell at Auburn.”


Don’t wait to be a great man. Be a great boy.”


“I don’t believe in miracles. I believe in character”


“Life is short, so don’t waste any of it carrying around a load of bitterness. It only sours your life, and the world won’t pay any attention anyway.”


“If you’re a football coach, criticism comes with the territory. If it tears you up, you better get into another profession.”


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Post Week 12 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 1 – 10 Hot Seat Head Coaches – It’s Thanksgiving Week Johnny Cash….So Why Don’t You Take It Easy On These Hot Seat Coaches in the Spirit of the Holiday? On Second Thought…Give These Millionaire Hot Seat Coaches Hell Mr. Cash and Everyone Have A Great Thanksgiving!

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

It’s Thanksgiving Week Johnny Cash….So Why Don’t You Take It Easy On These Hot Seat Coaches in the Spirit of the Holiday? On Second Thought…Give These Millionaire Hot Seat Coaches Hell Mr. Cash and Everyone Have A Great Thanksgiving!

Post Week 12 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings


1. Les Miles, LSU – Football is the ultimate game of “What Ifs” and the Biggest “What If” in the room regarding embattled LSU head coach Les Miles is this…

“What if the Miami Dolphins had made the Playoffs in 2006 and Nick Saban had stayed in south Florida and missed out on taking the Alabama job?”


“What If” indeed because the TRUTH is when Nick Saban returned to the SEC in 2007 after two years in Miami to coach a down-and-out Alabama football program LSU was riding high with Les Miles at the helm which saw Miles finish with the following after the 2007 season after THREE years in Baton Rouge:

Overall Record: 34 – 6

SEC Record: 19 – 5

1 SEC Title

1 Bogus BCS National Championship

Since Nick Saban returned to Alabama in 2007 Les Miles’ record against Saban now stands at…

3 – 7

…including the 2011 Bogus BCS National Championship Game loss and in the last THREE seasons Les Miles has posted the following very AVERAGE record in SEC play at LSU….

13 – 10

So why would a school be ready to jettison a coach that has a $15 Million Dollar buyout to hire a new coach that will no doubt command $6 to $7 Million Dollars a year for a 6 to 7 year contract?

Because LSU has lost FIVE straight games to Alabama under Les Miles


Les Miles has a 3 – 7 record against Alabama and Nick Saban in the last 10 Games


The LSU football program EASILY has more talent than EVER team it faces in the SEC each season except for Alabama and over the past THREE seasons Miles has posted a record in SEC play of…

13 – 10

It’s our firm opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat that managers should move to fire underperforming people in whatever industry or line of work they are in BEFORE the crack-up happens because it causes less damage to the entire organization when a leadership problem is nipped in the bud which can lead to Long-Term damage to something like a college football program and we don’t need to tell anyone at LSU what being off in the wilderness feels like as in the years before Nick Saban arrived in Baton Rouge in 2000 which in 11 seasons between 1989 and 1999 saw the following happen:

8 Losing Seasons

No SEC Championships

….and a Total Freaking Disaster albeit a football program in LSU that has…

Everything and Anything ANY Head Coach would need to win SEC and National Championships on a Regular Basis

A great question for any manager to ask himself or herself when considering firing someone is the following:

“Would the competition be happy or sad if I fired this person?”

And if the above question was answered SAD meaning the competition loved that person staying in their position the next question a manager must ask himself or herself is:

“What person could I hire that the competition would say….”Son-of-a-Bitch…they hired that Bastard….Hell, we will really have to go to work now!”

In our opinion….

Nick Saban would LOVE to see Les Miles stay at LSU and Mark Richt stay at Georgia because that is TWO potentially POWERHOUSE SEC football programs he want have to worry about as long as those two head coaches are in place and we can think of….

A Handful of Head Coaches that Nick Saban would HATE to see at LSU and Georgia

….and if Les Miles is indeed on his way out it’s the job of the folks at LSU to hire someone that is going to make Nick Saban’s life difficult which right now…

ZERO Head Coaches in the SEC are doing!

Only a Very Average Texas A&M team remains on LSU’s schedule and what SHOULD be a great game to help decide the SEC West Champion is instead…

Who really gives a Damn Game

….and that in a nutshell is the problem at LSU….AND……Texas A&M right now.


2. Darrell Hazell, Purdue – The “word” is that Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell will get a FOURTH season as the head coach of the Boilermakers after posting the following records in THREE seasons on the job with only the Indiana game left to be played in 2015….

Overall: 6 – 29

Big Ten: 2 – 21

Those SIX wins by Darrell Hazell in THREE seasons at Purdue were against….

Indiana State – FCS
Western Michigan – MAC
Southern Illinois – FCS
Indiana State – FCS

….and let’s not forget that Darrell Hazell was hired after the last Purdue head coach Danny Hope was fired after two-straight .500 or better seasons and two bowl game trips so PLEASE save us the Bullshit that Darrell Hazell took over a Complete Disaster at Purdue because the TRUTH is Hazell took over a Purdue Football program that had gone to a bowl game in….

12 of the previous 16 seasons

….AND had posted a record in Big Ten play in those previous 16 seasons of…

66 – 62

Only Indiana remains on Purdue’s schedule which is sitting on a record of 2 – 9 right now which looks to be 2 – 10 once Saturday comes and goes and then it’s on to 2016 for Purdue Football and no doubt fans of the Boilermakers are chomping at the bits to get their hands on some season tickets for next year’s team!



3. Mike MacIntyre, Colorado – Much like Darrell Hazell at Purdue the Colorado Buffs head coach is also in his THIRD season on the job in Boulder and has posted a Pac-12 Conference record in those THREE seasons of…

2 – 24

….but in the SEVEN seasons before MacIntyre took over at CU the Buffs has been to…

1 Bowl Game

….and had won….

13 Big 12 and Pac-12 Conference Games

….so no doubt in our minds not only was Colorado in much worse shape than Purdue THREE years ago but Colorado also plays in a much tougher conference overall in the Pac-12….in our humble opinion of course!

Still…in our humble opinion…Colorado today almost THREE seasons after Mike MacIntyre took over the Buffs is only SLIGHTLY better than they were in 2012 at least on the field of play but we will say from what we have observed first hand on the University of Colorado campus the football program is in better shape overall BUT what feeds the bulldog is WINS and Mike MacIntyre is just flat-out not winning enough and that why he is on a Roaring Hot Seat right now.

The 4 – 8 overall and 1 – 7 in Pac-12 play Buffs have only left a road game at Utah which will be a next to impossible game for Colorado to win so with a loss that will leave Mike MacIntyre’s records in THREE seasons at Colorado at….

Overall: 10 – 27

Pac-12: 2 – 24

Uhhhh….Not So Damn Good Mike MacIntyre because we are still talking about Colorado Football where for Damn sure in our opinion a coach should be able to post a .500-plus record by his THIRD season on the job…in our humble opinion of course!

4. Scott Shafer, Syracuse – Scott Shafer was the defensive coordinator in Jim Harbaugh’s first year at Stanford before moving on to Michigan to join Rich Rodriguez’s staff and there are a number of people here at Coaches Hot Seat that have…

Very Damn Definitive Opinions on Scott Shafer

…..and his ability to coach defense and lead young men BUT after much discussion we are going to leave those…

Very Damn Definitive Opinions on Scott Shafer

….out of this blog and focus on what Scott Shafer has done at Syracuse in THREE years on the job after taking over a pretty good program from the last Orange head coach Doug Marrone:

Overall: 13 – 23

ACC: 6 – 17

By contrast in FOUR seasons at Syracuse Doug Marrone posted records of…

Overall: 25 – 25

ACC: 11 – 17

Our opinion on Syracuse football having watched them play under both Marrone and Shafer…the Orange football program is clearly going backwards and with only a game left against woeful Boston College who has a head coach also sitting on the Hot Seat in Steve Addazio it’s hard to know what to make of Syracuse football right now except that it’s NOT VERY DAMN GOOD!


5. Charlie Strong, Texas – One of the more interesting things we have going here at Coaches Hot Seat is that we have a few folks that were trained by YOUR Government to watch people in either in person or on video and by watching their face, arm and body movements AND also listening very closely to what they are saying come up with amazingly accurate analysis of what the person is thinking, or worrying about, or considering when they are being watched either in person or on video. While it’s not always easy to watch a foreign leader and ever fully determine what he or she is really thinking it has been very easy for one of those Coaches Hot Seat members to watch someone here at Coaches Hot Seat on video and then come up with an analysis and then check that against what the Coaches Hot Seat member was actually thinking and guess what….

Our talented and well-trained Coaches Hot Seat members have an almost 100% accuracy on their analysis

….which has given us lots of insight into what head coaches and athletic directors have REALLY been thinking over the last NINE football seasons which brings us to…

Texas Head Coach Charlie Strong

….who a couple of Coaches Hot Seat members have been watching very closely this season and their analysis of Charlie Strong is as of November 23, 2015….at least the part of the analysis we are willing to put into this blog is:

“Charlie Strong knows he has gotten himself into a Helluva spot where the expectations are HIGH and his ability to dramatically impact the Texas Football program in a meaningful way anytime soon are LOW especially in a Big 12 Conference that is unrelenting in the pressure applied by the offenses of other Big 12 schools which leaves Texas Football with the following conundrum…either the Texas offense starts scoring a Helluva lot of points and quick or Texas Football will a middle-of-the-pack Big 12 football program for years into the future and Charlie Strong knows it.”

The above should be scary enough to fans of Texas Football but there is something else going on as well and it’s something we have not considered very much until the last few weeks but it’s something that could dramatically impact Charlie Strong’s ability to build a championship football program again in Austin following on what Mack Brown was able to do for a decade-plus and that other thing going on is….

Will Charlie Strong and his Texas coaches be able to personally connect with the very cliquish Texas high school coaches who are very unique and very different in our opinion than the high school coaches that Charlie Strong worked with and recruited players from in Florida and elsewhere around the southeastern United States?

This is very simple to understand…..if Texas football high school coaches will not recommend and send their best players to Austin then Texas has Little Damn Chance to become a major college football power again or even to get back to the top of the Big 12 on a regular basis as we fully expect Texas Football to be at EVERY season which brings us to the…

2016 Team Recruiting Rankings


…which shows that as us right now Texas’ 2016 Recruiting Class is ranked…..54 th in the country? What the Hell?

Sorry…but in our opinion a head coach in his THIRD year at Texas should have a recruiting class ranking in the Top 5 and by comparison Nick Saban had the No. 1 Recruiting Class according to in his second season starting in 2008…followed by the No. 1 class in 2009….in his THIRD season on the job and what has been Charlie Strong’s Recruiting Class Rankings at Texas?

2014: 20
2015: 12
2016: 54 currently

Let’s go to Charlie Strong’s records at Texas in his SECOND year on the job….

Overall: 10 – 13

Big 12: 8 – 8

…and the Horns still have to play this season…

Texas Tech
At Baylor

Damn…..if Texas loses to Texas Tech at home to fall to 4 – 7 on the season and has to play at Baylor to end 2015 which looks a Helluva lot like a 4 – 8 season then more than just the folks here at Coaches Hot Seat will start wondering…

Just where in the Hell is this going for Charlie Strong at Texas?


6. Steve Addazio, Boston College – This coming Saturday Steve Addazio’s Boston College football team which is on a streak of SEVEN straight losses will play a Syracuse football team coached by Scott Shafer that is on a losing streak of EIGHT straight losses which is the ultimate…

Roaring Fire Hot Seat vs. Roaring Fire Hot Seat Coaches Match-Up

…and a loss in this spot by BC on the road at the Carrier Dome would leave the Eagles records in 2015 at…

Overall: 3 – 9

ACC: 0 – 8

…and Steve Addazio’s records in THREE seasons coaching at Boston College at…

Overall: 17 – 20

ACC: 8 – 16

Just for the Hell of it let’s look at the Winning Percentage of the last FOUR head football coaches at Boston College:

Tom O’Brien (1997 – 2006): .625

Jeff Jagodzinski (2006 – 2007): .714

Frank Spaziani (2009 – 2012): .431

Steve Addazio (2013 – 2015): .459

Got Going Straight Backwards Boston College?

Still one of the Stupidest Moves in recent college football history was former Boston College athletic director Gene DeFilippo firing BC head coach Jeff Jagodzinski after the 2007 season sitting on a winning percentage of .714 and TWO appearances in the ACC Championship Game but the issue at hand here is can Steve Addazio really survive going…

0 – 8

….in ACC play in his THIRD season on the job when is a time when head coaches should be showing improvement instead of stagnation with their football program?

Since Boston College football is an afterthought in every Damn sense of the word AFTERTHOUGHT Steve Addazio could probably go 0 – 12 and hang onto his job which is a Helluva gig if you can get it!


7. Kevin Wilson, Indiana – Kevin Wilson and his Hoosiers got their MUST WIN on Saturday against the crumbling Maryland Terrapins which gives Indiana….

5 Wins in 2015

…and with only a game left at Purdue on Saturday we are going to go out on a limb and predict…

An Indiana WIN on Saturday over Purdue

…which will get the Hoosiers to 6 wins and a postseason bowl game which will mean since we are talking about Indiana Football here that will get head coach Kevin Wilson off the Hot Seat….BUT…if Indiana should happen to lose to Purdue on Saturday …

It’s Over for Kevin Wilson at Indiana!

Coach ‘em up Kevin or….


8. Kyle Flood, Rutgers – Kyle Flood and his Rutgers football team beat Army on Saturday which has become akin to beating NO ONE in recent years and that raises Rutgers record in 2015 to 4 – 7 with only a home game left against woeful Maryland and with a win that would leave Kyle Flood’s records in FOUR seasons at the school at….

Overall: 26 – 22

Conference: 13 – 17

…which we would call that AVERAGE at best especially considering the pretty good football program that Flood took over at Rutgers from Greg Schiano in 2011.

Can Kyle Flood survive both a suspension for an academic related issue AND a losing season in his FOURTH year on the job at Rutgers?

Not if we were the athletic director at Rutgers for Damn sure!


9. Gus Malzahn, Auburn – Since Auburn lost to FSU in the 2013 – 2014 Bogus BCS National Title Game in January 2014 Gus Malzahn has posted records at Auburn of…

Overall: 14 – 10

SEC: 6 – 9

….and with the Mighty Alabama Crimson Tide headed to Auburn on Saturday for the annual Iron Bowl we here at Coaches Hot Seat tried to put ourselves in the position of Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs who has basically been around or working at Auburn University for his entire life who lists in his bio on the Auburn Athletics website the following five strategic goals…

“Winning, graduating student-athletes, managing the department’s fiscal affairs, complying with SEC and NCAA rules and providing a positive gameday experience.”

…..keeping in mind that over the last TWO seasons Auburn has spent…

Over $80 Million Dollars on the Auburn Football program

….and Auburn has….

14 wins to show for it and a losing record in SEC play

…and ONLY 8 of those wins came over FBS teams with .500 or better records!

$80 Million for EIGHT wins over FBS teams with .500 or better records!

To get down to brass tacks….

Auburn has 14 wins the last TWO seasons…

2 of those wins are over FCS teams

6 of those wins are over FBS teams with losing records

8 of those wins are over FBS teams with .500 or better records

Oh…Auburn’s record the last two seasons against FBS teams with .500 or better records?

9 – 9

Damn….a 9 – 9 record the last two seasons against FBS teams with .500 or better records after spending…

$80 Million Dollars!

That’s $8.89 Million Dollars Per Win over FBS teams with .500 or better records at Auburn the last TWO seasons!

Does Auburn have ANY chance to beat Alabama in the Iron Bowl on Saturday?

No….NOT A Chance in Hell which brings us to this obvious question:

If Alabama beats Auburn by “X” amount of points or more in Saturday’s Iron Bowl it will lead to Gus Malzahn getting fired shortly thereafter?

28 Points

If Alabama beats Auburn by 28 or more points Gus Malzahn will no doubt in our minds be fired and Auburn AD Jay Jacobs will shortly thereafter be on the phone to Jimbo Fisher to offer him…

$1 Dollar MORE than what LSU is offering Jimbo Fisher which by our guess will be around….

$7.25 Million Dollars A Year on a Six Year Contract!

In many ways Jay Jacobs is in an impossible situation because Jacobs must know that Nick Saban would be THRILLED to keep Gus Malzahn at Auburn for as long as Damn possible because without a SUPERIOR quarterback the Auburn offense is the easiest offense to defend in the SEC…..BUT……what can Jacobs do if Alabama only beats Auburn by 10 to 14 points but keep Gus Malzahn around for another year and just hope the Hell things go better in 2016?

Not much really…which brings us to Auburn’s offensive gameplan against Alabama to which we can only say to Gus Malzahn….

Do what Nick Saban HATES the most and you might have a shot at winning which is…

Go Fast, Play Fast, and Attack the Middle of the Field

…which is the ONLY Damn thing that will get some of the Alabama defenders away from the line of scrimmage which is the ONLY way a team beats Alabama.

You give us a week and we will have an offensive gameplan to BEAT Alabama…and yet it seems head coaches in the SEC making Millions of Dollars a year….

Have No Damn Clue How To Even Challenge the Alabama Defense Forget About Beating Alabama!

Idiots…Just Way Damn Overpaid Idiots!


10. Mike London, Virginia – Mike London’s Virginia team got a nice win Saturday over a floundering and collapsing Duke team to raise the Cavs records in 2015 to…

4 – 7 overall

3 – 4 in ACC play

…with only a home game against Virginia Tech left in Frank Beamer’s last game coaching the Hokies which with these following records on the board coaching for SIX seasons at Virginia….

Overall: 27 – 45

ACC: 14 – 33

…..will no doubt be Mike London’s last game coaching at Virginia as well!

Good Luck to both Mike London and Frank Beamer in this Battle of Virginia Game!


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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Monday, November 23, 2015 - Ernest Hemingway





"Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”


“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”


“Somebody just back of you while you are fishing is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl.”


“When I have an idea, I turn down the flame, as if it were a little alcohol stove, as low as it will go. Then it explodes and that is my idea.”


“Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt use it — don’t cheat with it.”


“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” A Farewell to Arms


“If we win here we will win everywhere. The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.” For Whom the Bell Tolls


“Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today. It’s been that way all this year. It’s been that way so many times. All of war is that way.” For Whom the Bell Tolls


“Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” The Old Man and the Sea


“Write me at the Hotel Quintana, Pamplona, Spain. Or don’t you like to write letters. I do because it’s such a swell way to keep from working and yet feel you’ve done something” Letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald, July 1, 1925


“I’ve tried to reduce profanity but I reduced so much profanity when writing the book that I’m afraid not much could come out. Perhaps we will have to consider it simply as a profane book and hope that the next book will be less profane or perhaps more sacred.” About his book, The Sun Also Rises in a letter, August 21, 1926


“Grace under pressure.”


“I’ve been in love (truly) with five women, the Spanish Republic and the 4th Infantry Division.” Letter to Marlene Dietrich, July 1, 1930


“All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn… American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since.”


“However you make your living is where your talent lies.”


“Ezra was right half the time, and when he was wrong, he was so wrong you were never in any doubt about it.” On Ezra Pound, as quoted in The New Republic, November 11, 1936


“All my life I’ve looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.”


“There’s no one thing that’s true. It’s all true.”


“Never confuse movement with action.”


“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”


“Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.”


“The individual, the great artist when he comes, uses everything that has been discovered or known about his art up to that point, being able to accept or reject in a time so short it seems that the knowledge was born with him, rather than that he takes instantly what it takes the ordinary man a lifetime to know, and then the great artist goes beyond what has been done or known and makes something of his own.” Death in the Afternoon


“There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things and because it takes a man’s life to know them the little new that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave.” Death in the Afternoon


“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”


“The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it.”


“There is nothing else than now. There is neither yesterday, certainly, nor is there any tomorrow. How old must you be before you know that? There is only now, and if now is only two days, then two days is your life and everything in it will be in proportion. This is how you live a life in two days. And if you stop complaining and asking for what you never will get, you will have a good life. A good life is not measured by any biblical span.” For Whom the Bell Tolls


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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Sunday, November 22, 2015 - Bart Starr



“Athletic competition clearly defines the unique power of our attitude.”


“Desire and dedication are everything!”


“My dad never pushed me but the big thing is that he helped me by going out in the backyard and playing with me.”


“If you work harder than somebody else, chances are you’ll beat him though he has more talent than you.”


“Coach Lombardi showed me that by working hard and using my mind, I could overcome my weakness to the point where I could be one of the best.”


“It takes me about a week and a half to really analyze a game – play by play.”


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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Saturday, November 21, 2015 - San Francisco


“San Francisco is a mad city – inhabited for the most part by perfectly insane people whose women are of a remarkable beauty.” Rudyard Kipling


“I hope I go to Heaven, and when I do, I’m going to do what every San Franciscan does when he gets there. He looks around and says, ‘It ain’t bad, but it ain’t San Francisco.'” Herb Caen


“Anyone who doesn’t have a great time in San Francisco is pretty much dead to me.” Anthony Bourdain


“A city is where you can sign a petition, boo the chief justice, fish off a pier, gaze at a hippopotamus, buy a flower at the corner, or get a good hamburger or a bad girl at 4 A.M. A city is where sirens make white streaks of sound in the sky and foghorns speak in dark grays. San Francisco is such a city.” Herb Caen


“San Francisco is gone. Nothing remains of it but memories.” Jack London


“San Francisco has always been my favorite booing city. I don’t mean the people boo louder or longer, but there is a very special intimacy. When they boo you, you know they mean you. Music, that’s what it is to me. One time in Kezar Stadium they gave me a standing boo.” George Halas


“I grew up in Marin County north of San Francisco, and in the 1950s and ’60s it was a natural paradise.” Huey Lewis


“You know what I like about San Francisco? The women are beautiful, fashionable and smart. San Francisco is one of the only cities I like to visit. I love New York and Chicago – I studied there, and L.A. has the same people as New York.” LeRoy Neiman


“You know what it is? San Francisco is a golden handcuff with the key thrown away.” John Steinbeck


“San Franciscans are very proud of their city, and they should be. It’s the most beautiful place in the world.” Robert Redford


“If you’re alive, you can’t be bored in San Francisco. If you’re not alive, San Francisco will bring you to life.” William Saroyan


“San Francisco is 49 square miles surrounded by reality.” Paul Kantner


“The ultimate (travel destination) for me would be one perfect day in San Francisco. It’s a perfect 72 degrees, clear, the sky bright blue. I’d start down at Fisherman’s Wharf with someone I really like and end with a romantic dinner and a ride over the Golden Gate Bridge. There’s no city like it anywhere. And, if I could be there with the girl of my dreams, that would be the ultimate.” Larry King


“Leaving San Francisco is like saying goodbye to an old sweetheart. You want to linger as long as possible.” Walter Kronkite


“What fetched me instantly (and thousands of other newcomers with me) was the subtle but unmistakeable sense of escape from the United States.” H.L. Mencken


“Every man should be allowed to love two cities, his own and San Francisco.” Gene Fowler


“God took the beauty of the Bay of Naples, the Valley of the Nile, the Swiss Alps, the Hudson River Valley, rolled them into one and made San Francisco Bay.” Fiorello La Guardia


“I don’t think San Francisco needs defending. I never meet anyone who doesn’t love the place, Americans or others.” Doris Lessing


” I don’t like San Francisco. I love it!” Dorothy Lamour


“I like the fog that creeps over the whole city every night about five, and the warm protective feeling it gives…and lights of San Francisco at night, the fog horn, the bay at dusk and the little flower stands where spring flowers appear before anywhere else in the country…But, most of all, I like the view of the ocean from the Cliff House.” Irene Dunne


“We’re crazy about this city. First time we came here, we walked the streets all day – all over town – and nobody hassled us. People smiled, friendly-like, and we knew we could live here……Los Angeles? That’s just a big parking lot where you buy a hamburger for a trip to San Francisco……And the beautiful old houses and the strange light. We’ve never been in a city with light like this. We sit in our hotel room for hours, watching the fog come in, the light change.” John Lennon and Yoko Ono


“Cities are like gentlemen, they are born, not made. You are either a city, or you are not, size has nothing to do with it. I bet San Francisco was a city from the very first time it had a dozen settlers. New York is “Yokel”, but San Francisco is “City at Heart”.” Will Rogers


“San Francisco is one of the great cultural plateaus of the world — one of the really urbane communities in the United States — one of the truly cosmopolitan places and for many, many years, it always has had a warm welcome for human beings from all over the world.” Duke Ellington


“I have always been rather better treated in San Francisco than I actually deserved.” Mark Twain


“It’s an odd thing, but anyone who disappears is said to be seen in San Francisco. It must be a delightful city and possess all the attractions of the next world.” Oscar Wilde


“Money lives in New York. Power sits in Washington. Freedom sips Cappuccino in a sidewalk cafe in San Francisco.” Joe Flower


“I’m proud to have been a Yankee. But I have found more happiness and contentment since I came back home to San Francisco than any man has a right to deserve. This is the friendliest city in the world.” Joe DiMaggio


“Chicago is the great American city, New York is one of the capitals of the world, and Los Angeles is a constellation of plastic; San Francisco is a lady” Norman Mailer,


“You wouldn’t think such a place as San Francisco could exist. The wonderful sunlight there, the hills, the great bridges, the Pacific at your shoes. Beautiful Chinatown. Every race in the world. The sardine fleets sailing out. The little cable-cars whizzing down The City hills~. And all the people are open and friendly.” Dylan Thomas


“The coldest winter I ever saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco.” Mark Twain

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12 College Football Head Coaches Facing CANNOT LOSE Games In Week TWELVE – “They got a name for the winners in the world….I want a name when I lose…they call Alabama the Crimson Tide….call me Deacon Blues…Deacon Blues.”

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

Enjoy the GREAT Steely Dan performing Deacon Blues!

For the folks here at Coaches Hot Seat there is one clear leader for Head Coaches that CANNOT LOSE in Week 12 and that is of course….

1. David Shaw, Stanford

NCAA Football: Wake Forest at Stanford

…who for Damn sure CANNOT LOSE to Cal on Saturday night on The Farm because losing the Big Game is just flat-out…

Un-Damn Acceptable!

With a win in the Big Game Stanford will have qualified for its…

THIRD Pac-12 Title Game Appearance in FOUR Seasons

…and would play the Pac-12 South Champion for the Pac-12 Conference Championship which if won would be Stanford Football’s…

THIRD Pac-12 Title in FOUR Seasons

….which would be a Mighty Damn Impressive run indeed for Stanford Football but then none of that happens unless Stanford BEATS Cal to win the…



Stanford Football has won FIVE straight Big Games against Cal and 6 of the last 9 so why in the Hell not make it…

SIX Straight Big Games


7 of the last 10 Big Games

…..and we can keep this….

…where it belongs which is on The Farm in Stanford, California!


Go Stanford BEAT Cal!


2. Les Miles, LSU vs. Ole Miss – For all the people that scoff at the idea that Les Miles could be on the Hot Seat or only a loss from Ole Miss from being run out of Baton Rouge let us all remember that we are talking about…

LSU Football

….here where Bozo the Clown could win…

8 Games A Year EASY

….and where for Damn sure the head coach better…

Split the series with Alabama at least

…and what is Les Miles’ record against Alabama in the last 10 meetings against the Crimson Tide?

3 – 7

Sorry…3 – 7 against Alabama not only doesn’t feed the bulldog at LSU it will get your ass run out of town and very simply….

If LSU loses to Ole Miss on Saturday we would recommend that Les Miles agent start inquiring about other head coaching jobs…maybe in Big Ten Country…because it will be…..

….for Les Miles at LSU!


3. Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss vs. LSU – On the flipside of the LSU – Ole Miss game on Saturday a loss by the Rebels would drop the Ole Miss record to 7 – 4 on the season with still a game at Mississippi State and a loss to LSU and Hugh Freeze will wake-up on Monday morning with his rear-end on the….

Hot Seat

….and with a loss to Mississippi State also to finish at 7 – 5 or 3 – 5 in the Rebels last 8 games Hugh Freeze will in late November find his rear-end on a…

Roaring Hot Seat!

Our recommendation to Les Miles AND Hugh Freeze: Neither of you can afford to lose this game boys so coach HARD!


4. Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M vs. Vanderbilt – When you are making $5 Million Dollars a year playing your home games in a PALACE which is the case for Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin your ass better be…

Winning A Helluva Lot of Football Games

….and in his FOURTH season coaching the Aggies Kevin Sumlin is now sitting on a record in SEC play of….

16 – 14

….and if A&M loses to Vanderbilt on Saturday and LSU in the last game to finish at….

7 – 5 overall

3 – 5 in SEC play

….in 2015 we would recommend Kevin Sumlin have another job lined-up because he might not make it back to College Station from Baton Rough still the head coach of the….

Texas A&M Fighting Aggies!


5. Gus Malzahn, Auburn vs. Idaho – Oh this one’s pretty simple to figure out….

If for some CRAZY reason that Auburn lost to Idaho on Saturday with the Tigers something like 34 point favorites over the Vandals

….Gus Malzahn will be fired before the clock strikes Midnight on The Plains and Will Muschamp would be coaching Auburn in the Iron Bowl BUT since there is little chance in Hell of Idaho beating Auburn….right?….this is all kind of silly….but then….Idaho might just give FCS Jacksonville State a good game AND Jacksonville State took Auburn into overtime earlier this season…..Hmmmmm…..Oh Hell let’s not even consider Auburn losing to Idaho BUT if it happens Gus Malzahn will need….

Boxes…Lots of Damn Moving Boxes….and in a Helluva hurry!


6. Mark Richt, Georgia vs. Georgia Southern – Although many here at Coaches Hot Seat were raised in what would be called “secular” homes today meaning we were usually playing golf or some other sport on Sunday mornings instead of sitting in a church pew which our fathers to man detested because they did not enjoy being told how to live their lives by other people our parents made Damn sure we had a good grounding in religious history because it’s impossible for someone to understand world history without the religions that played a major role in helping to make-up what human beings are today.

With the above being said with Mark Richt being a “good Christian man” we are confident Mark understands as we do the basic tenets of the “trials and tribulations” that goes hand-in-hand of being a Christian which basically boils down to this:

Life isn’t fair and it’s often cruel and instead of crying about life not being fair or trying to make excuses for a tough predicament Christians understand that “trials and tribulations” that human beings go through make them tougher and help create important traits inside of human beings including perseverance and character and in the end…Hope….the hope that what one has learned when going through the “trials and tribulations” will provide hope for a better future while becoming a tougher person for when those “trials and tribulations” show up again…as they always do in this thing we call life.


It’s not just Christians that are very public about their faith that think in the above way because one of our favorite quotes by Coach Bill Walsh is….

“When you stand and overcome a significant setback, you’ll find an increasing inner confidence and self-assurance that has been created by conquering defeat. Absorbing and overcoming this kind of punishment engenders a sober, steely toughness that results in a hardened sense of independence and a personal belief that you can take on anything, survive and win.”

….which no doubt flows straight from the Judeo-Christian ideas and beliefs that form a major bedrock of the American Republic and getting back to Mark Richt we have a sneaking suspicion here at Coaches Hot Seat that Mark rather enjoys having his ass roasted from time-to-time by us here at Coaches Hot Seat because it reminds him in his very blessed life that….

Life isn’t fair and there is a Helluva lot to be learned by going through tough times

…which brings us to the Georgia Southern – Georgia game on Saturday and the reality that IF Mark Richt loses this game….

His rear-end will be climbing the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings AGAIN!

….which we have a sneaking suspicion brings a smile to Mark Richt’s face…not going up the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings mind you…but that he has yet another “trial and tribulation” to fight through!

Good Luck against Georgia Southern Mark!


7. Bret Bielema, Arkansas vs. Mississippi State – To show how wide the swing could have been on the Arkansas season in 2015 the Razorbacks could be sitting on records of….

9 – 1


2 – 8

….right now and with a record of 6 – 4 on the board and with these two games left to play….

Mississippi State

….it’s Very Damn Important for Bret Bielema and Arkansas to win these last TWO games at home because improvement on their 6 – 6 record in 2014 is paramount and beating Mississippi State in this spot would give Arkansas a leg-up in the SEC West and a lot of momentum heading into their last game of the year against Missouri.


8. Steve Addazio, Boston College vs. Notre Dame – Is there a chance in Hell the 16-point underdogs Boston College Eagles can beat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Fenway Park on Saturday?

No…not a chance in Heaven or Hell in our opinion and with a loss Steve Addazio will be in his own little Hell with BC on a SEVEN game losing streak and with only wins on the board against…

Northern Illinois

Oh..with a loss on Saturday to Notre Dame Steve Addazio’s overall record in THREE seasons at Boston College would drop to…

17 – 20

….and that is the kind of record that can get your ass fired….in our humble opinion of course!


9. Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia vs. Kansas – We don’t give the Kansas Jayhawks much chance to beat Crazy Boy Dana Holgorsen’s West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday BUT if KU did win this game to drop WVU’s record in 2015 to….

5 – 5

….with still games left for West Virginia against…

Iowa State
At Kansas State

….things could get mighty Damn interesting in Morgantown BUT now…

No Damn way that West Virginia loses to Kansas….right?

Crazy Boy Dana Holgorsen better hope the Hell not!


10. Kevin Wilson, Indiana vs. Maryland – After opening with FOUR straight wins to start the season Kevin Wilson’s Hoosiers are now sitting on a record of…

4 – 6

…with only games left against…

At Maryland

….and if Kevin Wilson is EVER going to get Indiana to a .500 record and a bowl game then this is the year because Maryland with an already fired head coach and Purdue in Total and Complete Disarray there really is….

No Damn Excuse for Indiana to NOT win its last TWO Games

….so come on Kevin Wilson….

Bring these TWO wins home son!


11. Todd Graham, Arizona State vs. Arizona – What is that famous Winston Churchill quote….

“Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.”

….which must be how Todd Graham felt after the Washington game last week after falling behind early to UW when it looked like it might be ANOTHER loss for the Sun Devils for awhile which would have dropped ASU’s record to…

4 – 6

…with still games left against Arizona and at California BUT Arizona State did beat Washington and now the Devils are…

5 – 5

…with games left against Arizona and at California BUT if Todd Graham’s football team happened to lose to Arizona and then at California…..Oh…..

Todd Graham’s ass would be on a ROARING HOT SEAT come late November!

Uhhh….don’t lose to Arizona Todd Graham!


12. Kyle Flood, Rutgers vs. Army – We don’t think there’s much chance Rutgers could lose to a below average Army team that just lost at home to Tulane BUT if Rutgers did lose in this spot….in our opinion…

The Kyle Flood-era at Rutgers would be over

…..thus why Army is a CANNOT LOSE Game for Kyle Flood as is the last game of the season against Maryland.

In our humble opinion of course!


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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Friday, November 20, 2015 - Bill Walsh


We miss you Coach Walsh.  Go Stanford BEAT Cal!




Bill Walsh’s Five Don’ts

“1. Don’t ask, “Why me?”

2. Don’t expect sympathy.

3. Don’t bellyache.

4. Don’t keep accepting condolences.

5. Don’t blame others.”


“If you see players who hate practice, their coach isn’t doing a very good job.”


“The absolute bottom line in coaching is organization and preparing for practice.”


“A resolute and resourceful leader understands that there are a multitude of means to increase the probability of success. And that’s what it all comes down to, namely, intelligently and relentlessly seeking solutions that will increase your chance of prevailing in a competitive environment. When you do that, the score will take care of itself.”


“I’ve observed that if individuals who prevail in a highly competitive environment have any one thing in common besides success, it is failure—and their ability to overcome it.”


“The ability to help the people around me self-actualize their goals underlines the single aspect of my abilities and the label that I value most—teacher.”


“Failure is part of success, an integral part. Everybody gets knocked down. Knowing it will happen and what you must do when it does is the first step back.”


“When you stand and overcome a significant setback, you’ll find an increasing inner confidence and self-assurance that has been created by conquering defeat. Absorbing and overcoming this kind of punishment engenders a sober, steely toughness that results in a hardened sense of independence and a personal belief that you can take on anything, survive and win.”


“Great players and great companies don’t suddenly start hunching up, grimacing, and trying to “hit the ball harder” at a critical point. Rather, they’re in a mode, a zone in which they’re performing and depending on their “game,” which they’ve mastered over many months and years of intelligently directed hard work. There’s only so much thinking you can isolate and focus on during that kind of extreme competitive pressure. It has to be tactical more than a conscious effort to really “try harder.” You just want to function very well, up to your potential, effortlessly—do what you already know how to do at the level of excellence you’ve acquired—whether in making a presentation or coaching a game or anything else.”


“Everybody’s got an opinion. Leaders are paid to make a decision. The difference between offering an opinion and making a decision is the difference between working for the leader and being the leader.”


“We all have in our mind inspiring examples of individuals who persevered beyond the point of reason and common sense and prevailed. We tend to ignore the more numerous examples of individuals who persisted and persisted and finally failed and took everybody down with them because they would not change course or quit. We ignore them because we never heard about them.”


“You must be the best version of yourself that you can be; stay within the framework of your own personality and be authentic. If you’re faking it, you’ll be found out.”


“The trademark of a well-led organization in sports or business is that it’s virtually self-sustaining and self-directed—almost autonomous. To put it in a more personal way, if your staff doesn’t seem fully mobilized and energized until you enter the room, if they require your presence to carry on at the level of effort and excellence you have tried to install, your leadership has not percolated down.”


“Strong leaders don’t plead with individuals to perform.”


“Make each person in your employ very aware that his or her well-being has a high priority with the organization and that the well-being of the organization must be his or her highest professional priority.”


“The highest-paid, most talented people that you can go out and hire will not perform to their potential unless they feel as if they are part of something special—a family that treats them right.”


“It was always my goal to create and maintain a working environment both on and off the field that had a sense of urgency and intensity but did not feel like we were in constant crisis mode.”


“In evaluating people, I prize ego. It often translates into a fierce desire to do their best and an inner confidence that stands them in good stead when things really get rough. Psychologists suggest that there is a strong link between ego and competitiveness. All the great performers I’ve ever coached had ego to spare.”


“Extra effort,” in whatever form it takes (mental, physical, emotional), cannot be sustained without eventual damage and diminishing returns. There has to be a very acute awareness on your part as to the level of exertion and the toll it’s taking on those you lead.”


“By instinct we—leaders—want to run hard all the time; by intellect we know this is not possible. Reconciling those two positions in the context of leadership is an ongoing challenge.”


“Concentrate on what will produce results rather than on the results, the process rather than the prize.”


“Clear thinking and overly charged emotions are usually antithetical.”


“People matter most—more than equipment, investors, inventions, momentum, or X’s and O’s. People are at the heart of achieving organizational greatness.”


“Afford each person the same respect, support, and fair treatment you would expect if your roles were reversed. Deal with people individually, not as objects who are part of a herd—that’s the critical factor.”


“If you care about how you’re perceived by others, including the public, it’s good to remember the following: Criticism—both deserved and undeserved—is part of the territory when you’re the one calling the shots. Ignore the undeserved; learn from the deserved; lick your wounds and move on.”


“Calculated risks are part of what you do, but the idea that something completely crazy will work just because it’s completely crazy is completely crazy.”


“One of the common traits of outstanding performers—coaches, athletes, managers, sales representatives, executives, and others who face a daily up/down, win/lose accounting system—is that a rejection, that is, defeat, is quickly forgotten, replaced eagerly by pursuit of a new order, client, or opponent.”


“Nothing is more effective than sincere, accurate praise, and nothing is more lame than a cookie-cutter compliment.”


“If you are worthy of emulation, you have left an unbelievable legacy. He was a great coach, a great friend, and I’m going to miss him terribly.” Former coach Dick Vermeil at Coach Bill Walsh Memorial Service


“I came to the San Francisco 49ers with a specific goal – to implement what I call the Standard of Performance. It was a way of doing things, a leadership philosophy, that has as much to do with core values, principles, and ideals as with blocking, tackling, and passing; more to do with the mental than with the physical.”


“The culture precedes positive results. It doesn’t get tacked on as an afterthought on your way to the victory stand. Champions behave like champions before they’re champions: they have a winning standard of performance before they are winners.”


“For me, the road had been rocky at times, triumphant too, but along the way I had never wavered in my dedication to installing – teaching – those actions and attitudes I believed would create a great team, a superior organization. I knew that if I achieved that, the score would take care of itself.”


“For me the starting point for everything – before strategy, tactics, theories, managing, organizing, philosophy, methodology, talent, or experience – is work ethic. Without one of significant magnitude you’re dead in the water, finished. I knew the example I set as head coach would be what others in the organization would recognize as the standard they needed to match (at least, most of them would recognize it). If there is such a thing as a trickle-down effect, that’s it. Your staff sees your devotion to work, their people see them, and on through the organization.”


“In building and maintaining your organization, place a premium on those who exhibit great desire to keep pushing themselves to higher and higher performance and production levels, who seek to go beyond the highest standards that you, the leader, set. The employee who gets to work early, stays late, fights through illness and personal problems is the one to keep your eye on for greater responsibilities.”


“All successful leaders know where we want to go, figure out a way we believe will get the organization there, and then move forward with absolute determination. We may falter from time to time, but ultimately we are unswerving in moving toward our goal; we will not quit. There is an inner compulsion – obsession – to get it done the way you want it done.”


“Victory is produced by and belongs to all. Winning a Super Bowl results from you whole team not only doing their individual jobs but perceiving that those jobs contributed to overall success. The trophy doesn’t belong just to a superstar quarterback or CEO, head coach or top salesperson. This is an essential lesson I taught the San Francisco organization: The offensive team is not a country unto itself, nor is the defensive team or the special teams, staff, coaches, or anyone in the organization separate from the fate of the organization. WE are united and fight as one; we win or lose as one.”


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NFL Post Week 10 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – It’s Quickly Becoming “Coach-A-Changing” Time in the NFL Johnny Cash…..Keep Giving These Hot Seat Head Coaches Hell!

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

It’s Quickly Becoming “Coach-A-Changing” Time in the NFL Johnny Cash…..Keep Giving These Hot Seat Head Coaches Hell!

NFL Post Week 10 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings


1. Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys – Before we get to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones who is the REAL story when it comes to the…

Rolling Disaster That is the Dallas Cowboys Football Organization

….let us just say that Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett in his SIXTH season as a head coach in Dallas and has posted a record of…

44 – 39

….which is a winning percentage of….


….and if that is good enough of a winning percentage to get paid $6 Million Dollars a year then you can be confident that person is working for…

A Complete and Total Moron

….and there is Jerry Jones entering from stage left with his “Leader” Greg Hardy in close-tow behind making it very clear the ONLY thing the…

Sorry Excuse for a Human Being Jerry Jones Cares About

….is winning football games and everything else be Damned which made the Cowboys loss to the woeful Tampa Bay Bucs which have now won….

10 Games the Last 3 NFL Seasons

…with 1 of those wins coming over the Not So Damn Mighty Dallas Cowboys very Damn special indeed!

Got Jerry Jones is Getting What He Deserves?

Why YES and every other Decent Human Being in America does now!


The now 2 – 7 Cowboys now have 7 games left on their schedule…

At Miami Dolphins
Carolina Panthers
At Washington Redskins
At Green Bay Packers
New York Jets
At Buffalo Bills
Washington Redskins

…and with Tony Romo due back to play against the Dolphins on Sunday it will be interesting to see what kind of KARMA Jerry Jones and his football team will run into in the coming weeks but whatever the Hell it is…..

It promises to be SWEET!


2. Mike Pettine, Cleveland Browns – It’s hard to know just how long the Cleveland Browns management and ownership will allow head coach Mike Pettine to lose football games and with Johnny Manziel starting at quarterback for the Browns the rest of this season maybe that means Pettine is confident he will be back in 2016 so he is just going to let things rip….


…..Mike Pettine may think he has nothing to lose with the Browns now at….

2 – 8

…on the season with these games left to play:

Baltimore Ravens
Cincinnati Bengals
San Francisco 49ers
At Seattle Seahawks
At Kansas City Chiefs
Pittsburgh Steelers

Hell… least THREE of the above games are winnable if the Browns started playing better on offense but the Browns could also lose ALL of the above games so splitting the difference that would be 3 more wins in 2015 and would leave Cleveland at…

5 – 11

…which would be TWO losses worse than the Browns did in 2014 in Pettine’s first year on the job and that regression will sure the Hell not make anyone in Cleveland very happy and leave the door open for the Browns to make a coaching change come late December.


3. Jim Tomsula, San Francisco 49ers – The San Francisco 49ers management and ownership is so Damn Incompetent we think it is almost impossible to predict what the….

Santa Clara Buffoon Crew

….might do next with the 49ers head coaching position or anything else for that matter BUT we do know that the 49ers are now….

3 – 6

…on the season and still have games left to play against:

At Seattle Seahawks
Arizona Cardinals
At Chicago Bears
At Cleveland Browns
Cincinnati Bengals
At Detroit Lions
St. Louis Rams

Our best guess… San Francisco finishes with a record in 2015 of something like….

4 – 12 or 5 – 11

….and we haven’t a clue if the….

Santa Clara Buffoon Crew

….will bring Jim Tomsula back for another season or not no matter what happens and frankly we could care the Hell less what happens to the 49ers as long as the….

Snot-Nosed Trust Fund Boy Jed York

….is destroying the football organization that his uncle worked his ass off to build for over a decade!


4. Jim Caldwell, Detroit Lions – The Detroit Lions did about everything possible to give away a game to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday BUT in the end came away with a nice win for head coach Jim Caldwell which leaves the Lions record at….

2 – 7

….this season with these games still left on Detroit’s schedule:

Oakland Raiders
Philadelphia Eagles
Green Bay Packers
At St. Louis Rams
At New Orleans Saints
San Francisco 49ers
At Chicago Bears

IF the Detroit Lions play like they did against the Packers and cut down on the mistakes just a LITTLE they could probably win….

4….maybe….5 more games

….and that would leave the Lions record in 2015 at either…

6 – 10 or 7 – 9

….which more than likely would save Jim Caldwell’s job and give him a shot to turn things around in 2016 BUT winning those….

4….maybe….5 more games

….is a Helluva lot harder than it looks starting with a home game this Sunday against the surging Oakland Raiders which would be a nice win for the Lions IF they can get it!


5. Gus Bradley, Jacksonville Jaguars – We didn’t see much of the Jaguars – Ravens game but the NFL admitted the officials made a mistake at the end of the game that gave a victory to the Jaguars and jobbed the Ravens which is OUTRAGEOUS but just Par-For-The-Course these days when it comes to the NFL which now has games dominated by officials throwing flags all over the field often without a clue to what they are doing in our opinion.

Getting back to Gus Bradley with the Jaguars “victory” over the Ravens that raised Jacksonville’s record to….

3 – 6

….and the Jags still have to play this season:

Tennessee Titans
San Diego Chargers
At Tennessee Titans
Indianapolis Colts
Atlanta Falcons
At New Orleans Saints
At Houston Texans

Our impression…which is just an that the Jacksonville Jaguars are playing SLIGHTLY better in 2015 than in 2014 and so maybe the Jags can win the some games down the stretch BUT we have to think that anything short of….

5 Wins in 2015

…and Gus Bradley will be DONE after three years in Jacksonville….in our humble opinion of course.


6. Tom Coughlin, New York Giants – The New York Giants gave the New England Patriots a GREAT game on Sunday BUT the now 5 – 5 Giants and their head coach are treading in dangerous waters because in a very weakened NFC East IF the Giants miss the Playoffs again in 2015 which would be the….

FOURTH Year in a Row for the Giants

….we don’t believe there is a chance in Hell that Tom Coughlin returns to coach the New York Giants in 2016 and thus why Coughlin and his football team better take care of business in their remaining 6 games after this bye week:

At Washington Redskins
New York Jets
At Miami Dolphins
Carolina Panthers
At Minnesota Vikings
Philadelphia Eagles

Hell….the Giants could EASILY lose all of their remaining pretty-tough slate of games and if the Giants do fall on their faces down the stretch….in our opinion of course….

Tom Coughlin is DONE in New York….PERIOD.


7. Jeff Fisher, St. Louis Rams – To be honest we don’t have a clue what the expectations are for St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher who in his FOURTH season coaching the Rams has posted a record of….

23 – 30 – 1

…which would classify as only AVERAGE considering the Rams roster which is really only right around AVERAGE right now which means the St. Louis Rams are pretty much all-round….


….and with the Rams maybe or maybe not moving to Los Angeles in 2016 does it really matter what the Rams do in 2015?

Not Really BUT the Rams are now 4 – 5 on the season which puts them a couple of games out of the Wild Card race in the NFC and who knows if the Rams can win a few games down the stretch against…

At Baltimore Ravens
At Cincinnati Bengals
Arizona Cardinals
Detroit Lions
Tampa Bay Bucs
At Seattle Seahawks
At San Francisco 49ers

…..we guess MAYBE they can get into the Playoffs BUT if they don’t will Jeff Fisher be fired after NOT taking the Rams to the Playoffs in FOUR seasons on the job in St. Louis?

Who the Hell knows because really when you get down to it….

It Really Doesn’t Matter whether Jeff Fisher is fired or not because these are the Rams…..right?



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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Thursday, November 19, 2015 - Tom Clancy



“America is the most inventive country in the world because everybody has access to information.”


“Fighting wars is not so much about killing people as it is about finding things out. The more you know, the more likely you are to win a battle.”


“I was one of the first generations to watch television. TV exposes people to news, to information, to knowledge, to entertainment. How is it bad?”


“I’ve made up stuff that’s turned out to be real, that’s the spooky part.”


“In the Soviet Union it was illegal to take a photograph of a train station. Look what happened to them. They tried to classify everything.”


“It’s not right to say that our loss in Vietnam turned out to be a gain. But lessons were learned. And they were the right lessons.”


“Life is about learning; when you stop learning, you die.”


“Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things cannot be changed.”


“No matter what you or anyone else does, there will be someone who says that there’s something bad about it.”


“Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.”


“People live longer today than they ever have. They live happier lives, have more knowledge, more information. All this is the result of communications technology. How is any of that bad?”


“Probably what pushed the Russians over the edge was SDI. They realized they couldn’t beat us.”


“Show me an elitist, and I’ll show you a loser.”


“The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people.”


“The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.”


“The good old days are now.”


“The human condition today is better than it’s ever been, and technology is one of the reasons for that.”


“The U.S. Military is us. There is no truer representation of a country than the people that it sends into the field to fight for it. The people who wear our uniform and carry our rifles into combat are our kids, and our job is to support them, because they’re protecting us.”


“There are two kinds of people: the ones who need to be told and the ones who figure it out all by themselves.”


“There used to be this country called the Soviet Union; it’s not there anymore. Our technology was better than theirs.”


“There was a time when nails were high-tech. There was a time when people had to be told how to use a telephone. Technology is just a tool. People use tools to improve their lives.”


“Whenever somebody comes up with a good idea, there’s somebody else who has never had a good idea in his life who stands up and says, Oh, you can’t do that.”


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Post Week 11 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 21 – 30 Hot Seat Head Coaches – Ring of Fire….Oh….Those Are Not Sweet Words to These Coaches on the Hot Seat…Not Sweet At All! Sing It Mr. Cash!

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

Ring of Fire….Oh….Those Are Not Sweet Words to These Coaches on the Hot Seat…Not Sweet At All! Sing It Mr. Cash!

Post Week 11 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

21. Paul Petrino, Idaho – On Saturday Appalachian State destroyed Idaho by the score of 47 – 20 which leaves the Vandals records in 2015 at…

3 – 7 overall

2 – 5 in Sun Belt play

…and now Idaho gets to travel to The Plains to play Auburn in a game that Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn CANNOT LOSE because a loss in this spot would lead to…

The Immediate Firing of Gus Malzahn at Auburn

….even before the Iron Bowl kicks-off against Alabama a week from Saturday on November 28!

Paul Petrino’s record in THREE seasons at Idaho now stands at…

5 – 28 (.152)

….which by comparison to the coach Petrino replaced….Robb Akey…who posted a win/loss record of…..

20 – 50 (.286)

….in SIX seasons on the job at Idaho is WORSE by almost HALF which by any measure we can think of Paul Petrino hasn’t done much at Idaho BUT that could all chance with an Idaho win over Auburn on Saturday….

Couldn’t It?

You bet your ass so Good Luck to Paul Petrino and the Vandals against Auburn and if you should beat the Tigers….which isn’t very likely….we would recommend getting out of Auburn as fast as is physically possible…if not faster…because things will get UGLY…and we mean UGLY….if that win over the Tigers happens!

22. Chuck Martin, Miami (Ohio) – Whatever Miami (Ohio) head coach had in mind when taking the job to coach the Redhawks two years ago moving over from the offensive coordinator position at Notre Dame we imagine Martin didn’t imagine he would have these DREADFUL records on the board as his SECOND season came to a close…

Overall: 4 – 19

MAC: 3 – 12

….but those are the numbers and with only a game at UMass left to play in 2015 one has to wonder…

How bad can it get for Miami (Ohio) football because it can’t get worse than this….right?

Who the Hell knows but we do know that Miami (Ohio) is known as the…

“Cradle of Coaches”

…..for good reason with the following GREAT coaches having led the Redhawks in the past…

Sid Gillman
Woody Hayes
Ara Paraseghian
Bo Schembechler
Bill Mallory
Dick Crum
Randy Walker
Terry Hoeppner

…and we CANNOT imagine the folks at Miami (Ohio) will allow this Crapola football to continue on for much longer….right?

That HAS to be right!


23. Charlie Partridge, Florida Atlantic – Charlie Partridge is in his SECOND season coaching the Florida Atlantic Owls and in those TWO years has posted records of…

Overall: 5 – 17

CUSA: 4 – 11

….and we know those records CANNOT be making Charlie Partridge happy because the TRUTH is they are terrible and with games left against….

At Florida
At Old Dominion

….the 2015 season could get even worse and for Damn sure TWO more losses is no Damn way for any head coach to end his SECOND season on the job and with that in mind…..

Play Florida tough Charlie Partridge….the Gators have LOTS of weaknesses


How about beating Old Dominion in the last game of the season to end on a good note?

Is that really too much to ask?

Didn’t think so and so Get Off Your Ass Charlie Partridge!


24. Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M – Something very strange happened the past couple of days that is worth noting in the Coaches Hot Seat Blog relative to Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin….

A member of Coaches Hot Seat who talks regularly with several Texas A&M alums and one A&M alum in particular made several of his usual calls on Monday down to the Houston area and got NO response at all….it was as if ALL of them would not take the Coaches Hot Seat member’s calls which was very curious so he called the wife of one of his A&M alum friends that he has talked to for years about the Aggies and the wife said….

“I don’t think he wants to talk to you this week….for obvious reasons.”

What in the Hell does that mean?

“I don’t think he wants to talk to you this week….for obvious reasons.”

Does the above mean that IF Kevin Sumlin’s Aggies happened to lose to Vanderbilt on Saturday to drop to…

7 – 4 on the season

3 – 4 in SEC play

….that Kevin Sumlin could be fired at the Nashville airport “Lane Kiffin-style” OR could it mean that a decision has already been made that the Aggies program is now going NOWHERE under Kevin Sumlin and that the Money Boys in Texas are ready to write a BIG check if the A&M football program continues to wobble in their last two games….

At Vanderbilt

With the below story hitting the streets last night from the Baton Rouge Advocate by Scott Rabalais on the “thin ice” that LSU head coach Les Miles is now standing on….

‘Strong indications’ LSU’s Les Miles coaching for his job vs. Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Scott Rabalais, The Advocate

…there is a Very Damn Good Chance that the Saturday, November 28 game in Baton Rouge between Texas A&M – LSU could be…

Winning Coach still in trouble and Losing Coach OUT OF A JOB!

Another interesting thing happened on Tuesday afternoon to the Coaches Hot Seat member who regularly talks to Texas A&M alums in the Houston area…

He got a text from one of those Houston area A&M alums that said:

“Please email me the folks at Coaches Hot Seat honest opinion of Larry Fedora. Thanks.”


That would be North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora who was born in….College Station, Texas

The email on Larry Fedora has been sent.


25. Jeff Monken, Army – We don’t enjoy putting military academy head coaches on the Hot Seat but Army head coach Jeff Monken is sitting on a record in 2015 of…

2 – 8

…and in his SECOND season at Army has an Overall Record of….

6 – 16

….and the Black Knights still have to play this season…


….which to us looks like TWO more losses which we can only respond to by saying….

Come on Jeff Monken….Get Army Football Off Its Ass Already!

Oh…that’s easier said than done you say?

Fine….but we still say…

Come on Jeff Monken….Get Army Football Off Its Ass Already!


26. Doug Martin, New Mexico State – New Mexico State had a bye in Week 11 BUT the 2 – 7 Aggies get back to playing football this week with three games remaining on their schedule against….

At La. Lafayette
Arkansas State
At La. Monroe

….and our guess is NMSU finishes with a…

3 – 9

….record in 2015 which would leave Doug Martin’s record at NMSU in THREE seasons on the job of…

7 – 29

…..and if SEVEN wins in THREE seasons is good enough for the folks at New Mexico State then that is good enough for us BUT for Damn sure that will not get Doug Martin’s rear-end off the Hot Seat!


27. Ron Turner, Florida International – FIU is such a sideshow in FBS football that it’s hard for us to know what is expected out of the FIU football program and head coach and thus it’s hard for us to know if Ron Turner can go THREE seasons on the job without posting at least a .500 plus record which it looks like will happen again in 2015 with 5 – 6 Florida International still having to play a game against Western Kentucky BUT the last FIU head coach Mario Cristobal was fired after a 3 – 9 record in 2012 after taking the school to TWO straight bowls games in 2010 and 2011 so frankly….

We Don’t Have A Freaking Clue

…what the folks at FIU are thinking BUT if the Panthers do lose to Western Kentucky on Saturday that will leave Ron Turner’s records in THREE years at the school at…

Overall: 10 – 25

CUSA: 7 – 16

….which looks BAD to us but then what the Hell do we know about FIU football? Evidently…not very much!


28. Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia – Crazy Boy Dana Holgorsen got his CANNOT LOSE Win on Saturday against what looked like a terribly coached Texas team and that leaves the Mountaineers records in 2015 at….

5 – 4 overall

2 – 4 in Big 12 play

….with games still left against…

At Kansas
Iowa State
At Kansas State

…which are THREE games that West Virginia could easily win and are THREE games that we recommend Crazy Boy Dana Holgorsen and his football team do indeed WIN starting with the game at Kansas on Saturday!


29. Tim DeRuyter, Fresno State – Fresno State and its head coach Tim DeRuyter got a much needed win on Saturday at Hawaii which leaves the Bulldogs records in 2015 at….

3 – 7 overall

2 – 5 in MWC play

….with still games left to be played against…

Colorado State

…..which with TWO more losses would probably put Tim DeRuyter’s tenure at Fresno State in serious danger… our humble opinion…which makes this Saturday’s game at BYU very Damn important indeed!


30. Gary Andersen, Oregon State – Several Coaches Hot Seat members were in the Willamette Valley on the weekend of November 1 and 2 of last year for the Stanford at Oregon game in Eugene and the California at Oregon State game in Corvallis and we talked to over a dozen people around then Mike Riley’s OSU football program and we left Corvallis with the firm conviction that…

Oregon State football was DEAD under Mike Riley and in DEEP trouble

….and of course like most people after seeing the state of the Beavers program last year up-close and seeing its decline over the past few years we were STUNNED when Nebraska hired Mike Riley since it’s out opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat that…

Mike Riley QUIT working hard at Oregon State several years ago

….which brings us to Gary Andersen now the head coach at Oregon State who inherited in our opinion a Helluva mess that is now being played out in the 2015 season with OSU sitting on records of…

2 – 8 overall

0 – 7 in Pac-12 play

…..with still games left to be played against…

At Oregon

Since it looks like Oregon State will finish 2015 at 2 – 10 and with ZERO wins in Pac-12 play what can first year head coach Gary Andersen do to turn around a Beavers program that is now way behind its conference competitors and has even surpassed Colorado as the worst team in the Pac-12?

There are only TWO things that can turn around the fortunes of Oregon State football right now…

Great Talent

Great Coaching

…..and it will be interesting to see if Gary Andersen has it within him to both attract some decent players to Corvallis and if he understands and can pull-off the Great Coaching job that will be needed to get things going in the right direction again at Oregon State.

One thing about Oregon State….Dennis Erickson took over an Oregon State football program in 1999 that was in pretty bad shape from the first-time that Mike Riley coached the Beavers and in very short order started winning some football games and even took OSU to the Fiesta Bowl in his SECOND season on the job so we have no doubt that things can be turned around at Oregon State….but can Gary Andersen turn things around is the question and even more importantly in our minds….does Andersen have the right “mindset” to take-on what will be one of the biggest challenges in FBS right now…

Reviving a football program that was left for DEAD by Mike Riley when he went to Nebraska

….which is our opinion of course but then what in the Hell do dozens of people at Coaches Hot Seat that have been playing and watching football for 40-plus years know?


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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - Norman Schwarzkopf



“Do what is right, not what you think the high headquarters wants or what you think will make you look good.”


“It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.”


“Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.”


“When placed in command – take charge.”


“You learn far more from negative leadership than from positive leadership. Because you learn how not to do it. And, therefore, you learn how to do it.”


Courage brother, do not stumble, though thy path be dark as night: There is a star to guide the humble, trust in God, and do the right. Let the road be dark and dreary and its end far out of sight. Face it bravely, strong or weary. Trust God, and do”


“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.”


“A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers. All you have to do is hold your first dying soldier in your arms, and have that terribly futile feeling that his life is flowing out and you can’t do anything about it. Then you understand the horror of war. Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still there are things worth fighting for.”


“As far as Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist: He is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational art, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier. Other than that, he’s a great military man.”


“True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job.”


“I believe that forgiving them is God’s function. Our job is to arrange the meeting.”‘


“Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines of the United States Central Command, this morning at 0300, we launched Operation DESERT STORM, an offensive campaign that will enforce the United Nation’s resolutions that Iraq must cease its rape and pillage of its weaker neighbor and withdraw its forces from Kuwait. My confidence in you is total. Our cause is just! Now you must be the thunder and lightning of Desert Storm. May God be with you, your loved ones at home, and our Country.” General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, USA Commander-in-Chief U.S. Central Command, in a message to the command, 16 January 1991

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Post Week 11 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 11 – 20 Hot Seat Head Coaches – There Are TWO Things A College Head Coach HATES To Hear…”The Athletic Director Is On Line 2” AND The Great Johnny Cash Singing Ring of Fire! Sing Mr. Cash!

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There Are TWO Things A College Head Coach HATES To Hear…”The Athletic Director Is On Line 2” AND The Great Johnny Cash Singing Ring of Fire! Sing Mr. Cash!

Post Week 11 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings


11. Craig Bohl, Wyoming – Craig Bohl’s Wyoming team got whipped 38 – 3 by San Diego State on Saturday to continue what we are calling here at Coaches Hot Seat….

The Misery on the Wyoming Plains

….which has come to define Bohl’s tenure with the Cowboys which is only in its SECOND season with Bohl posting records of….

Overall: 5 – 18

MWC: 3 – 12

…..with only UNLV left to play at home which Hell…Wyoming should be able to win since the Rebels have a first-year head coach who only has THREE wins on the board himself!

One Coaches Hot Seat member summed-up the situation at Wyoming when we saw the Wyoming – San Diego State score on Saturday night?

“Please….is there anyone on Earth that can explain why Craig Bohl left North Dakota State for Wyoming? Hell, North Dakota State would run the Cowboys right out of any stadium in the country right now!”

There is NO logical answer to the above question and let that be a lesson to young coaches out there everywhere…

If you have a Helluva job…don’t take a Piss-Poor job to replace it!


12. Steve Addazio, Boston College – Can’t you just see Steve Addazio looking at the Boston College schedule before the season which in our minds went something like this…

Steve Addazio looking at Boston College’s 2015 schedule saying the following things to himself out loud…which is our opinion of course!

“OK…we beat Maine…1 – 0

We will whip Howard….2 – 0

Hell…Florida State at home…WIN…3 – 0

No way we lose to team from the MAC…Northern Illinois….4 – 0

At Duke….bunch of Pretty Boys….5 – 0

Wake Forest…PLEASE…6 – 0

At Clemson…Hell…that will be tough…OK we lose this one…6 – 1

At Louisville…I can whip Bobby Petrino’s ass….7 – 1

Virginia Tech….Beamer is old as the Virginia hills….8 – 1

NC State….CAKEWALK….9 – 1

And the Notre Dame Fighting Irish come to Boston to play the Mighty Boston College Eagles at Fenway Park with both teams in the Top 10 and…Boston College whips some Irish Ass….10 – 1!

At Syracuse….A Joke….11 – 1….OK..we probably are behind Clemson in ACC Atlantic but we finish at 11 – 1 and might just get in the College Football Playoff and I will be Coach of the Year!”

Earth to Stave Addazio…..Earth to Steve Addazio…..Wake Up Son….

It’s November 17 Son and your Boston College football team has…

Lost SIX straight ACC Games

…and is now on the season…

3 – 7 overall

0 – 7 in ACC play

…and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are coming to town in the College Football Playoff right now!

Can Boston College possibly upset Notre Dame on Saturday in Fenway Park and save Steve Addazio’s job who will NO doubt be run out of Boston if he loses these last two games to Notre Dame and Syracuse to finish at…

3 – 9 on the season


0 – 8 in ACC play

… 2015?

Please….Notre Dame can score points and Boston College can’t so….

Turn On the Lights and Wake-Up Steve Addazio….Your Team is About To Lose Again….Turn On the Lights and Wake-Up Son….Because the Party is Over and Your Ass Will Be Run Out of Boston if You Lose to Notre Dame and Syracuse!


13. Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech – Last week someone wrote the following question on a whiteboard at Coaches Hot Seat Central:

“What would you need to get in exchange for you playing football for four seasons for Paul Johnson at Georgia Tech?”

Some of the responses by Coaches Hot Seat members:

“Ferrari California WITH a beautiful blonde in the passenger seat

2,000 pounds of gold bullion

Lifetime free eating pass to Five Guys AND Chipolte

$21 Million Dollars

$22 Million Dollars

$23 Million Dollars

$24 Million Dollars and a lifetime supply of Moon Pies and RC Cola

Nick Saban’s salary for five seasons in one payment

Nick Saban’s Mercedes car dealership in Alabama and a beautiful blonde

Gulfstream IV jet…no make that a Gulfstream V jet

Not A Damn Thing on Earth I would take to play for Paul Johnson!”

There are some pretty tough guys here at Coaches Hot Seat that played football through college and then went into US Military that have No Damn Interest in playing for Paul Johnson at Georgia Tech because from the outside looking in the TRUTH is….

It just doesn’t look like much fun to play for Paul Johnson

…and if you aren’t have fun playing the Great Game of Football then why in the Hell do you play it?

Getting to what Paul Johnson’s football team has done on the field in 2015….the Yellow Jackets are now….

3 – 7 overall

1 – 7 in ACC play

…and still have to play games against….

At Miami

Our guess….the Georgia Tech players will QUIT against Miami and lose to the Hurricanes and then GIVE-UP early against Georgia and lose to the Bulldogs to finish at….

3 – 9 overall in 2015

….which is Pretty Damn Bad from where we come from but does anyone at Georgia Tech care?

Who the Hell knows since it’s hard to find a Georgia Tech football fans in Atlanta these days!

14. Paul Haynes, Kent State – Kent State lost to Ohio on Saturday by the score of 27 – 0 which dropped the Flash’s records in 2015 to….

3 – 7 overall

2 – 4 in MAC play

….and head coach Paul Haynes’ records in THREE seasons at the school to….

Overall: 9 – 24

MAC: 6 – 15

…..which may or may not be good or may or may not be acceptable to the folks at Kent State because the TRUTH is we just don’t have a clue if Kent State is willing to put-up with losing football seasons BUT for Damn sure the above records are BAD…or rather B – A – D!


15. Ron Caragher, San Jose State – With the overtime loss to Nevada on Saturday that is TWO straight losses for the now 4 – 6 San Jose State Spartans who have left to play in 2015….

At Hawaii
Boise State

…..and the way that Boise State looked against New Mexico on Saturday night Ron Caragher’s football team may have a chance to knock-off the Broncos at home in the last game of the season but FIRST is a game in The Islands against the woeful Warriors which is a MUST WIN Game for Ron Caragher because a loss in this spot to HAWAII…

Would be a Complete Freaking Disaster!

Just for the record in his THIRD season at San Jose State Ron Caragher has now posted records of…

Overall: 1 3 – 21

MWC: 10 – 12

….which we would classify as….

Below Average

….and why Ron Caragher better Damn start winning some football games and QUICK!


16. Les Miles, LSUA few years ago a handful of Coaches Hot Seat members were having dinner in one of those great New Orleans restaurants where you can hardly pronounce the name of the place and two guys at a neighboring table overheard us talking about college football and we all fell into an interesting conversation about LSU football and Les Miles most of which we will take to our graves BUT one interesting thing one of those Louisiana boys told us was this which none of us has ever forgotten:


“We can understand not winning the National Title…but what will not be tolerated is LSU losing to Alabama consistently and not winning the SEC Title on a regular basis.”


Since Nick Saban returned to the SEC to coach Alabama in 2007 Les Miles is now…

3 – 7

….against Saban in 10 games and Les Miles has now lost…

FIVE straight games to Alabama

….and the last time that LSU won the SEC Title?

In 2011 or FOUR seasons ago!

So let’s see here….

LSU is now regularly being DOMINATED by Alabama losing FIVE straight games AND LSU has NOT won the SEC Title since 2011

What did one of those Louisiana boys tell us in that restaurant in New Orleans a few years ago?

“We can understand not winning the National Title…but what will not be tolerated is LSU losing to Alabama consistently and not winning the SEC Title on a regular basis.”

Memo to Les Miles: Don’t lose the last TWO games to Ole Miss and Texas A&M son to finish at 7 – 4 on the season or you might just wake-up in the month of December and find your ass out of a job.

But then again..maybe the fans of LSU football don’t mind being…



17. Mike Riley, Nebraska – No one here at Coaches Hot Seat was surprised that Nebraska beat Rutgers on the road on Saturday because we have seen the…

Mike Riley Yo-Yo Performance Train

…..for over a decade in action in the Pac-12 Conference and with the win the Huskers moved to 5 – 6 on the season and 3 – 4 in Big Ten Conference play and if Nebraska beats Iowa in Lincoln on Friday, November 27 the Huskers will finish at what we call…

“Just Good Ole 6 – 6 Mike Riley strikes again”

….which we would recommend Nebraska fans get used to because that’s…

“Just Good Ole 6 – 6 Mike Riley striking again”

…and looking at Nebraska’s 2016 schedule…

Fresno State
At Northwestern
At Indiana
At Wisconsin
At Ohio State

….Bozo the Clown could post EIGHT wins and let’s hope NOT that….

“Just Good Ole 6 – 6 Mike Riley strikes again”

…putting another 6 – 6 record on the board again which no doubt would lead to Mike Riley and anyone that hired him being run out of Lincoln, Nebraska on a rail or anything else the Good Nebraska folks could find especially after the Debacle that has been the 2015 season!


17. Curtis Johnson, Tulane – Curtis Johnson and his Tulane football team got a nice win at Army on Saturday which raises the Green Wave’s records in 2015 to…

3 – 7 overall

2 – 5 in AAC play

….and Tulane still has to play this season games against…


….which are TWO games we recommend Curtis Johnson win if he wants to have ANY kind of argument in late November that he should be retained as the head football coach at Tulane….in our humble opinion of course!


18. Mark Richt, Georgia – Every Summer when a group of Coaches Hot Seat members are in Montana fly fishing in some of the most beautiful rivers in America we sit around in the evenings and come up with what we call the….

How Many Games Would “X” Win Coaching “Y” Each Team in College Football

….and for the 2015 Georgia Bulldogs the results of the above test after looking at UGA’s schedule for this season were….

Bozo the Clown would win 7 games coaching Georgia in 2015

Bill Curry would win 8 games coaching Georgia in 2015

Rick Neuheisel would win 9 games coaching Georgia in 2015

Don James would win 10 games coaching Georgia in 2015

Tom Osborne would win 11 games coaching Georgia in 2015

Paul “Bear” Bryant would win 12 games coaching Georgia in 2015

AND…Mark Richt has posted records in 2015 at Georgia of…

7 – 3 overall

5 – 3 in SEC play

….which means Mark Richt has hit the “Bozo the Clown” mark BUT will Mark Richt be able to meet what Rick Neuheisel could have done who is of course now working for CBS Sports covering the SEC as an in-studio analysis by winning the last two games to get to 9 wins overall?


Oh…some Georgia fans are thinking in this spot that it’s not a Very Damn Good Look for the Bulldogs to have win their last TWO games just to meet the…

“Rick Neuheisel Standard”

…at Georgia in 2015?

Yep….now you know why Mark Richt is on the Hot Seat because Rick Neuheisel over 12 seasons at Colorado, Washington and UCLA….Yes…THREE pretty good college football programs….won 87 games or an average of…

7.25 Wins Per Season

….BUT if you give Rick Neuheisel the talent that is on Georgia’s 2015 roster Rick wins…

9 Games Easy

….and if Mark Richt loses even one of his last two games….

He falls to the “Bill Curry Standard”


…and if Georgia happened to lose both of their last two games here’s the standard that Mark Richt will have matched…..

Larry Harmon

Be Proud Georgia Fans…just don’t think you are winning ANYTHING EVER AGAIN as long as Mark Richt is the head football coach at Georgia!


20. Trent Miles, Georgia State – The Chronicle of Higher Education in partnership with The Huffington Post put out an interesting story this week on how much college sports are subsidized in America….

The $10 Billion Sports Tab: How College Students Are Funding the Athletics Arms Race

…..with much of the story focusing on the Georgia State football program and the President of Georgia State University Mark Becker who is all Gung-Ho about GSU football which must be a Helluva spot to be in considering that the Panthers have won…

FOUR Football Games the last THREE Football Seasons!

…under head coach Trent Miles who did lead his football team this past Saturday to win over Texas State by the score of 41 – 19! Woo-Freaking-Hoo!

What’s left in 2015 for the now 3 – 6 Georgia State Panthers who gets lots of subsides from the students at Georgia State University?

South Alabama
At Georgia Southern

Call us CRAZY but we would be STUNNED if Georgia State wins another football game in 2015 but for Damn sure we have been wrong plenty in the past so…

Good Luck against South Alabama Trent Miles!


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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - Colin Powell



“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”


“Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.”


“Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age.”


“Don’t bother people for help without first trying to solve the problem yourself.”


“Experts often possess more data than judgment.”


“Fit no stereotypes. Don’t chase the latest management fads. The situation dictates which approach best accomplishes the team’s mission.”


“Get mad, then get over it.”


“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.”


“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.”


“Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.”


“Never neglect details. When everyone’s mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.”


“No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.”


“Organization charts and fancy titles count for next to nothing.”


“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”


“Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.”


“Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard.”


“The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.”


“The commander in the field is always right and the rear echelon is wrong, unless proved otherwise.”



1. It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.
2. Get mad, then get over it.
3. Avoid having your ego so close to your position that, when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
4. It can be done!
5. Be careful what you choose, you may get it.
6. Don’t let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision.
7. You can’t make someone else’s choices. You shouldn’t let someone else make yours.
8. Check small things.
9. Share credit.
10. Remain calm. Be kind.
11. Have a vision. Be demanding.
12. Don’t take counsel of your fears or naysayers.
13. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”


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Post Week 11 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – 1 – 10 Hot Seat Head Coaches – Hell Johnny…We NEVER Get Tired of Hearing You Sing Ring of Fire So Sing It Mr. Cash….Sing Ring of Fire for These Coaches on the Hot Seat!

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Hell Johnny…We NEVER Get Tired of Hearing You Sing Ring of Fire So Sing It Mr. Cash….Sing Ring of Fire for These Coaches on the Hot Seat!

Post Week 11 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings


1. Kevin Wilson, Indiana – Say it Ain’t Freaking So….Oh….It Be So….

Indiana football with the loss to Michigan in overtime has now lost SIX straight games to fall to 4 – 6 on the season with games still left against…

At Maryland
At Purdue

….and head coach Kevin Wilson BADLY needing to post a .500-plus record and take the Hoosiers to a bowl game this season is now in his FIFTH season in Bloomington with these records on the board:

Overall: 18 – 40

Big Ten: 6 – 32

Damn….Kevin Wilson has won SIX Big Ten Games in FIVE seasons at Indiana….and that…

Ain’t Good as they say in the South!

Can Indiana win its last two games against Maryland and Purdue which are woefully PITIFUL teams and get to 6 – 6 on the season?

We don’t see why the Hell not!


2. Darrell Hazell, Purdue – Clearly these are BAD times for football in the state of Indiana with the two head football coaches of the two largest schools in the state…

Kevin Wilson, Indiana
Darrell Hazell, Purdue

….sitting No. 1 and No. 2 in the 2015 Post Week 11 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings and when one looks at Darrell Hazell’s records at Purdue after the Boilermakers’ loss to Northwestern on Saturday one can easily see why Hazell is on the Hot Seat in his THIRD season at Purdue:

Overall: 6 – 28

Big Ten: 2 – 20

Damn…TWO Big Ten wins in THREE seasons and Purdue still has to play this season….

At Iowa

…which to us looks like TWO more losses which would leave Hazell’s record at Purdue over THREE seasons at:

Overall: 6 – 30

Big Ten: 2 – 22

Damn…the above is exactly why if we were a sitting athletic director at a school like Purdue we would make Damn sure we had a clause in the contracts of the head football and basketball coaches that we have a…

Reasonable Buyout Clause

…so that poor performance could be remedied by FIRING that wouldn’t harm the bottom-line of the athletic department in the process and yet….

Darrell Hazell has a $6.6 Million Dollar buyout at Purdue!


Memo to Purdue President Mitch Daniels: You need a new AD Mitch that knows his Ass from the Side of a Barn and who knows how to negotiate contracts with coaches and their agents that will not do damage to the Purdue athletic department if and when a coach NEEDS to be fired for non-performance on the field of play

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3. Paul Rhoads, Iowa State – Iowa State played what looks like to us a Highly-Overrated Oklahoma State team on Saturday before losing 35 – 31 to the Pokes and with that less Rhoads records at ISU stand at…

Overall: 32 – 53

Big 12: 16 – 43

…..and over the past THREE seasons Rhoads has posted records of…

Overall: 8 – 26

Big 12: 4 – 21

…..which as everyone can see is…

FOUR Big 12 wins in the last THREE seasons

….and the Cyclones still have to play this season…

At Kansas State
At West Virginia

…and it will be interesting to see how Iowa State finishes out what looks to be Paul Rhoads last season on the job and if that is the case it will be doubly-fascinating to see who Iowa State hires to replace Paul Rhoads who is a pretty good football coach who if the TRUTH be known didn’t react quick enough to the quickly changing Big 12 which left his Cyclones football team lagging behind many other Big 12 football programs that are zooming ahead with offenses that must be matched score-for-score or you will just flat-out lose a Helluva lot of football games…i.e…Iowa State now under Paul Rhoads.


4. Mike London, Virginia – With the 38 – 31 loss to Louisville on Saturday that is SEVEN losses for Virginia in 2015 and thus in…

SIX seasons at Virginia Mike London has posted ONE .500-plus record and taken UVA to ONE postseason bowl game

….and in our opinion there is just No Damn Reason for Virginia football to be that AVERAGE especially in the ACC Conference which is a place where even a Slightly Above Average team can win a Helluva lot of football games and thus why the Mike London-era in Charlottesville is coming to an end with only these games left on the Cavs schedule:

Virginia Tech

It will be very interesting to see who Virginia hires to replace Mike London because UVA is a pretty tough academic school but is also a place where many other Virginia athletic teams have been very competitive in the ACC and nationally in recent year….Yes….Virginia will be a fascinating head coaching search to watch.

Our advice to Virginia: Hire a GREAT coach…if you can’t look at that coach and say he is GREAT…don’t hire him…it’s that simple.


5. Kyle Flood, Rutgers – With the Rutgers loss to Nebraska at home on Saturday by the score of 31 – 14 the Scarlett Knights 2015 football season has turned from…

Complete Disaster

….into a….

Complete Freaking Disaster

….and with only games left against…

At Army

…..which SHOULD be TWO wins one has to wonder if Kyle Flood can survive both the “academic issue” with contacting and meeting with a Rutgers professor over a players’ classroom performance AND his football team not even posting a .500-plus record which leads us to….

Will Kyle Flood be fired in a couple of weeks?

We don’t have a clue BUT Rutgers is in the Big Ten Conference now and sits in a place where there is a Helluva lot of high school football talent within 200 miles of the school and that alone makes the Rutgers head coaching job one that a Helluva lot of people would love a shot at BUT as always….

Rutgers would need to hire the RIGHT coach which is not an easy thing to do it seems for MANY athletic directors these days for some reason.


6. Mike MacIntyre, Colorado – Even though Colorado has noticeably improved over the past THREE seasons under head coach Mike MacIntyre there is no getting around MacIntyre’s Pac-12 record of…

2 – 23

…which obviously means that MacIntyre has won…

TWO Pac-12 Games in THREE seasons

…and the Buffs still have to play in 2015….

At Washington State
At Utah

Damn….that looks like to us that Mike MacIntyre will be sitting on a Pac-12 record of…

2 – 25

….in THREE seasons at Colorado which is beyond bad…it’s Outrageously BAD!

Maybe Mike MacIntyre is coming back to coach Colorado in 2016 but that for Damn sure doesn’t mean he has done his job well….not even close….in our humble opinion.

7. Scott Shafer, Syracuse – Scott Shafer has been head coach at Syracuse for almost THREE seasons now and he has records on the board of…

Overall: 13 – 22

ACC: 6 – 16

…..which is Very Damn Average especially compared to the last head coach at Syracuse….Doug Marrone…who put up records of…

Overall: 25 – 25

ACC: 11 – 17

….in FOUR seasons which is still NOT great but a Helluva lot better than what Shafer has been able to do.

Here is what’s left on the Syracuse schedule:

At NC State
Boston College

In our opinion if Syracuse finishes at 3 – 9 this season the Orange will FOR SURE be looking for a new head football coach in a few weeks.


8. Charlie Strong, Texas – How bad are things at Texas? Consider Charlie Strong’s record at TEXAS heading towards the end of his SECOND season on the job….

Overall: 10 – 13

Big 12: 8 – 8

Texas has TEN wins in the last TWO seasons under Charlie Strong and those wins are over…

North Texas
Iowa State
Texas Tech
West Virginia
Oklahoma State
Kansas State
Kansas – 2 times

In other words in his SECOND season at TEXAS Charlie Strong has beaten…

ONE Real Football Team

….which would be Oklahoma this season and the other NINE wins….

Not Very Damn Much At All

….and we are talking about TEXAS Football here….right?


Now at 4 – 6 on the season the Longhorns have left to play games against….

Texas Tech
At Baylor

….and we rather doubt TEXAS can beat either of the above teams which means Charlie Strong is looking at…

8 Losses in 2015

…and we cannot imagine how Charlie Strong survives 8 Regular Season losses at TEXAS….which hasn’t happened since 1956.


9. Mark Stoops, Kentucky – With the loss to Vanderbilt Mark Stoops record at Kentucky after almost THREE seasons on the job stands at…

Overall: 11 – 23

SEC: 4 – 20

…and the last head coach at Kentucky….Joker Phillips….after THREE seasons on the job posted records of…

Overall: 13 – 24

SEC: 4 – 20

….which got Joker Phillips FIRED and the Wildcats have left on their schedule in 2015….


Judging by the way Louisville is playing right now it looks like Mark Stoops will finish with the following records after THREE years on the job at Kentucky:

Overall: 12 – 24

SEC: 4 – 20

…which is essentially THE SAME record that Joker Phillips posted so we would recommend that Mark Stoops and his coaching staff go to work on Louisville which has some MAJOR weaknesses….ALL Bobby Petrino coached teams have the same MAJOR weaknesses….and find a way to beat Louisville on November 28 or this upcoming offseason will not be very much fun at all for Mark Stoops…just no Damn fun!


10. Gus Malzahn, AuburnOn October 10, 2014 the Auburn Tigers coached by Gus Malzahn arrived in Starkville, Mississippi undefeated and ranked No. 2 in the country to play Mississippi State and lost by a score of 38 – 23 and since that loss last season Gus Malzahn has posted records of…

Overall: 8 – 10

SEC: 4 – 9

….at Auburn so one has to wonder…what in the Hell has happened to Auburn football and Gus Malzahn since that loss to Mississippi State in October 2014?

In our opinion which has been backed-up by a former SEC coach we talked to from time-to-time…

Gus Malzahn’s offense has been neutralized to a great extent by everyone by moving playing into “specific areas of the field” and unless the Auburn offense runs VERY FAST it has no chance to counteract what SEC defenses are now doing and according to that former SEC coach Gus Malzahn’s now has TWO choices if he is going to save his job:

Change the Auburn offense to run more play-action –pass down the field and across the middle of the field to get defenders away from the line of scrimmage and out of position OR speed up the offense again to a level where SEC defensive coaches don’t have a chance to get their defenders into the right position to defend the offense.

Whatever the Hell is going on with Auburn’s offense and how SEC defenses have reacted to slow it down we do know that Gus Malzahn is…

5 – 5 overall

2 – 5 in SEC play

….in 2015 with a team that has enough talent on its roster to win not only the SEC but the National Championship and that REALITY must either Numb or Piss-Off fans of Auburn Football….

It would Piss-Us-Off Royally..…but that’s just us!

With games left against….


…and both at home we would hope Auburn can find a way to beat a very Damn below average Idaho team and then hopefully find a way to give Alabama a game BECAUSE if Alabama comes into Jordan-Hare Stadium and blows away Auburn by FOUR or more touchdowns….

Gus Malzahn may shortly thereafter be out of a job….PERIOD.

NO….if Alabama blows-out Auburn in the Iron Bowl this year….Gus Malzahn might as well go straight to his office and start packing because…

IT WILL BE OVER for Gus Malzahn at Auburn….PERIOD.


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