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College Football Coach Quotes

Bobby Bowden / Florida State - "Son, you've got a good engine, but your hands aren't on the steering wheel." 

Bobby 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.”

Bob 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 goat."

Spike Dykes / Texas Tech
- "Oh, we played about like three tons of buzzard puke this afternoon." 

Woody Hayes / 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 football"

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."

Frank Leahy / Notre Dame - "Lads, you're not to miss practice unless your parents died or you died." 

John McKay / USC
 (After USC lost 51-0 to Notre Dame, his post game message to his team) "All those who need showers, take them." 

John McKay / USC
- "We didn't tackle well today but we made up for it by not blocking."

Joe Namath / Alabama - "When you win, nothing hurts." 

Knute Rockne / Notre Dame - "Show me a good and gracious loser, and I'll show you a failure." 

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 dumb."

Knute 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 humor."

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