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The Wisdom of Coaches

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Scott Fleming

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"At Georgia Southern, we don't cheat. That costs money and we don't have any."

Erk Russell / Georgia Southern.




"Football is only a game. Spiritual things are eternal. Nevertheless, Beat Texas ."

Seen on a church sign in Arkansas prior to the 1969 game.



"After you retire, there's only one big event left....and I ain't ready for that."

Bobby Bowden / Florida State



"The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it."

Lou Holtz / Arkansas



"When you win, nothing hurts."

Joe Namath / Alabama



"Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated."

Lou Holtz / Arkansas



"If you want to walk the heavenly streets of gold, you gotta know the password,

"Roll, tide, roll!"

Bear Bryant / Alabama


"A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall."

Frank Leahy / Notre Dame

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

Woody Hayes / Ohio State

"I don't expect to win enough games to be put on NCAA probation. I just want to win enough to warrant an investigation."

Bob Devaney / Nebraska


"In Alabama , an atheist is someone who doesn't believe in Bear Bryant."

Wally Butts / Georgia



"You can learn more character on the two-yard line than anywhere else in life."

Paul Dietzel / LSU

"It's kind of hard to rally around a math class."

Bear Bryant / Alabama


When asked if Fayetteville was the end of the world.
"No, but you can see it from here."

Lou Holtz / Arkansas ...


"I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game."

Bear Bryant / Alabama

"There's one sure way to stop us from scoring-give us the ball near the goal line."

Matty Bell / SMU

"Lads,you're not to miss practice unless your parents died or you died."

Frank Leahy / Notre Dame


"I never graduated from Iowa , but I was only there for two terms -

Truman's and Eisenhower's."

Alex Karras / Iowa


"My advice to defensive players: Take the shortest route to the ball

and arrive in a bad humor."

Bowden Wyatt / Tennessee

"I could have been a Rhodes Scholar, except for my grades."

Duffy Daugherty / Michigan State


"Always remember ..... Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David."

Shug Jordan / Auburn

"They cut us up like boarding house pie. And that's real small pieces."

Darrell Royal / Texas


"Show me a good and gracious loser, and I'll show you a failure."

Knute Rockne / Notre Dame

"They whipped us like a tied up goat."

Spike Dykes / Texas Tech


"I asked Darrell Royal, the coach of the Texas Longhorns, why he didn't recruit me and he said: "Well,Walt, we took a look at you and you weren't any good."

Walt Garrison / Oklahoma State


"Son, you've got a good engine, but your hands aren't on the steering wheel."

Bobby Bowden / Florida State


"Football is not a contact sport - it is a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport."

Duffy Daugherty / Michigan State

After USC lost 51-0 to Notre Dame, his postgame message to his team:

"All those who need showers, take them."

John McKay / USC


"If lessons are learned in defeat, our team is getting a great education."

Murray Warmath / Minnesota


"The only qualifications for a lineman are to be big and dumb.

To be a back, you only have to be dumb."

Knute Rockne / Notre Dame


"Oh, we played about like three tons of buzzard puke this afternoon."

Spike Dykes / Texas Tech


"It isn't necessary to see a good tackle. You can hear it."

Knute Rockne / Notre Dame

"We live one day at a time and scratch where it itches."

Darrell Royal / Texas


"We didn't tackle well today but we made up for it by not blocking."

John McKay / USC


"Three things can happen when you throw the ball, and two of them are bad ."

Darrell Royal / University of Texas


"I've found that prayers work best when you have big players."

Knute Rockne / Notre Dame


"Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy than to fumble this football"

John Heisman


































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Non Sequitur

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"This team has not lost a game in regulation."
Les Miles
 

Jim Mallon

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Reporter to Coach John McKay following a loss: "Coach, What do you think of your team's execution?"

Coach McKay: "I'm in favor of it."
 

Zmcraney

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Knute Rockney is my hero
 
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