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Football quotes from some greats

on Thursday, 17 September 2015. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Football season has arrived, so I thought you fans might enjoy the following quotes from some well-known players and coaches.

  • “Football is not a contact sport – it is a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport.” – Duffy Daugherty/Michigan State
  • “My advice to defensive players: Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad humor.” – Bowden Wyatt /Tennessee
  • “If you want to walk the heavenly streets of gold, you gotta know the password, “Roll, tide, roll!” – Bear Bryan /Alabama
  • “The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it.” – Lou Holtz Arkansas/Notre Dame
  • “Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.” After USC lost 51-0 to Notre Dame, his post game message to his team: “All those who need showers...take them.” Bobby Bowden/USC
  • “We didn’t tackle well today but we made up for it by not blocking.” ­– Bobby Bowden - USC
  • “After you retire, there’s only one big event left....and I ain’t ready for that.” – Bobby Bowden/Florida State
  • “Son, you’ve got a good engine, but your hands aren’t on the steering wheel.” Bobby Bowden/Florida State
  • “Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy than to fumble this football.”John Heisman “Show me a good and gracious loser, and I’ll show you a failure.” Knute Rockne/Notre Dame
  • “It isn't necessary to see a good tackle...You can hear it! Knute Rockne “The only qualifications for a lineman are to be big and dumb. To be a back, you only have to be dumb.” Knute “I’ve found that prayers work best when you have big players.” Knute Rockne/Notre Dame
  • “When you win, nothing hurts.” - Joe Namath/Alabama
  • “Always remember, Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David.” – Shug Jordan/Auburn
  • “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/Dallas Cowboys
  • “If lessons are learned in defeat,our team is getting a great education.” – Murray Warmath / Minnesota

SOURCE: Little Known Facts

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