19 October 2011

Timeless Wisdom Gained on
the Collegiate Gridiron . . .

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

Fighting Irish GameDay

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


"It isn't necessary to see a good tackle- 
you can hear it."
-Knute Rockne @ Notre Dame


"My advice to defensive players: Take the 
shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad humor."  
-Bowden Wyatt  @ Tennessee


"Motivation is simple. You eliminate 
those who are not motivated."
-Lou Holtz  @ Arkansas

KY3 Hogs Insider

"If you want to walk the heavenly streets of gold, 
you gotta know the password: "Roll, Tide, roll!"
-Bear Bryant  @ Alabama

Saturday WayDownSouth

"In Alabama , an atheist is someone 
who doesn't believe in Bear Bryant." 
-Wally Butts  @ Georgia

Georgia Encyclopedia

"A school without football is in danger of 
deteriorating into a medieval study hall." 
-Frank Leahy @ Notre Dame

Morris Inn

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul 
like getting the hell kicked out of you." 
- Woody Hayes @ Ohio State

The Quad/NYT
"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

The Bleacher Report

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

The Bleacher Report

Football quotes

"They cut us up like boarding house pie. 
And that's real small pieces."
-Darrell Royal  @ Texas

The Bleacher Report

"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

Sports Illustrated

"Football is not a contact sport - it is a collision sport
Dancing is a contact sport." 
-Duffy Daugherty  @ Michigan State

The Bleacher Report

"They whipped us like a tied-up goat." 
-Spike Dykes  @ Texas Tech


"Always remember ..... Goliath was 
a 40 point favorite over David..."
-Shug Jordan  @ Auburn
h/t Speedunque


Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Great men all. Nice aside from politics.

Reaganite Republican said...

Thanks Odie- "winning" is a theme I pray our (political) side learns to embrace

Trestin said...

I was no superstar, but I never once fumbled the ball, not even in practice.

Reaganite Republican said...

The concept of keeping two hands on the ball eludes many...

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