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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