College Football Coach Quotes
Bobby Bowden / Florida State
- "Son, you've got a good engine, but your hands aren't on the steering
Bowden / Florida State - "After you retire, there's
only one big event left....and I ain't ready for that."
Bear Bryant / Alabama - "It's kind of hard to rally around
a math class."
Bear Bryant /Alabama - "I make my practices real hard
because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not
in a game."
Wally Butts / Georgia - "In Alabama, an atheist is someone
who doesn't believe in Bear Bryant."
Duffy Daugherty / Michigan State - "I could have been a
Rhodes Scholar, except for my grades."
Duffy Daugherty / Michigan State - "Football is not a
contact sport. it is a collision sport. Dancing is
a contact sport."
Duffy Daugherty / Michigan State
- “A tie is like
kissing your sister.”
Devaney / Nebraska - "I don't expect
to win enough games to be put on NCAA probation. I just want to win
enough to warrant an investigation."
Paul Dietzel / LSU - "You can learn more character on the
two-yard line than anywhere else in life."
Spike Dykes / Texas Tech - "They whipped us like a tied up
Spike Dykes / Texas Tech - "Oh, we played about like three
tons of buzzard puke this afternoon."
/ Ohio State
- "There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked
out of you."
John Heisman / Auburn
- “Don't cuss. Don't argue with the officials. And
don't lose the game.”
John Heisman / Auburn
- "Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy than to fumble this
Lou Holtz / Arkansas
- "The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be
the one who dropped it."
Lou Holtz / Arkansas - "Motivation is simple. You
eliminate those who are not motivated."
Lou Holtz /Arkansas - (When asked if Fayetteville was the
end of the world) - "No, but you can see it from here."
Lou Holtz / Notre Dame - “No one has ever
drowned in sweat.”
Lou Holtz / Notre Dame - “On this team,
we’re all united in a common goal: to keep my job.”
Shug Jordan / Auburn - "Always remember..... Goliath was a
40 point favorite over David."
Alex Karras / Iowa -
"I never graduated from Iowa, but I was only there for two terms -
Truman's and Eisenhower's."
Frank Leahy / Notre Dame - "A school without football is
in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall."
Leahy / Notre Dame
- "Lads, you're not to miss practice unless your parents died or you
John McKay / USC (After USC lost 51-0 to Notre
Dame, his post game message to his team) "All those who need showers,
John McKay / USC - "We didn't tackle well today but we
made up for it by not blocking."
Namath / Alabama
- "When you win, nothing hurts."
Knute Rockne / Notre Dame
- "Show me a good and gracious loser, and I'll show you a
Knute Rockne / Notre Dame - "The only qualifications for a
lineman are to be big and dumb. To be a back, you only have to be
Rockne / Notre Dame
- "It isn't necessary to see a good tackle. You can hear it."
Knute Rockne / Notre Dame - "I've found that prayers work
best when you have big players."
Darrell Royal / Texas - “One
player was lost because he broke his nose. How do you go about getting
a nose in condition for football?”
Darrell Royal / Texas - "They cut us up like boarding
house pie. And that's real small pieces."
Darrell Royal / Texas - Woody Hayes / Ohio State
- "There are three things that can happen when you pass the ball, and
two of them are bad."
Erk Russell / Georgia Southern - "At Georgia Southern, we
don't cheat. That costs money and we don't have any."
Murray Warmath / Minnesota - "If
lessons are learned in defeat, our team is getting a great education."
Bowden Wyatt / Tennessee - "My advice to defensive
players: Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad