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A football coach is a person who is willing to lay down your life for the good of his team.
Playing football in the morning is like eating cabbage for breakfast.
You have to play this game like somebody just hit your mother with a two-by-four.
Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.
The Rose Bowl is the only bowl I’ve ever seen that I didn’t have to clean.
If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.
Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?
Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it.
Heywood Hale Brown
A winner never whines.
There’s no substitute for guts.
Paul Bear Bryant
Don’t give up at half-time. Concentrate on winning the second half.
Paul Bear Bryant
Three rules for coaching: 1.) Surround yourself with people who can’t live without football. 2.) Recognize winners. They come in all forms. 3.) Have a plan for everything.
We can’t run. We can’t pass. We can’t stop the run. We can’t stop the pass. We can’t kick. Other than that, we’re just not a very good football team right now.
Football is not a contact sport. It’s a collision sport. Dancing is a good example of a contact sport.
The reason women don’t play football is because eleven of them would never wear the same outfit in public.
To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
I’ve always tried to coach people the way I would like to be coached; positively and encouragingly rather than with criticism and fear . . .. I’ve tried to be as fair as possible.
Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors.
If you’re mad at your kid, you can either raise him to be a nose tackle or send him out to play on the freeway. It’s about the same.
A good football coach needs a patient wife, a loyal dog and a great quarterback – but not necessarily in that order.
Let’s face it, you have to have a slightly recessive gene that has a little something to do with the brain to go out on the football field and beat your head against other human beings on a daily basis.
It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.
When in doubt, punt!
There are several differences between a football game and a revolution. For one thing, a football game usually lasts longer and the participants wear uniforms. Also, there are usually more casualties in a football game. The object of the game is to move a ball past the other team’s goal line. This counts as six points. No points are given for lacerations, contusions, or abrasions, but then no points are deducted, either. Kicking is very important in football. In fact, some of the more enthusiastic players even kick the ball, occasionally.
I can’t believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary.
No one has ever drowned in sweat.
On this team, we’re all united in a common goal: to keep my job.
The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it.
It’s a better view if you’re standing up than if you’re laying down.
Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
Coaching is nothing more than eliminating mistakes before you get fired.
College football is a sport that bears the same relation to education that bullfighting does to agriculture.
Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little “extra.”
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
Right after the game, say as little as possible.
American football makes rugby look like a Tupperware party.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.
The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.
More Football Quotes
If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.
The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.
Football is not a game but a religion, a metaphysical island of fundamental truth in a highly verbalized, disguised society, a throwback of 30,000 generations of anthropological time.
You hear about how many fourth quarter comebacks that a guy has and I think it means a guy screwed up in the first three quarters.
Pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what the hell you’re doing.
You’ve got a goal in life. I’ve got a goal. Now all we need is a football team.
Baseball is what we were. Football is what we have become.
Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory lasts forever.
Vince McKewin, from the movie The Replacements
If “ifs” and “buts” were candy and nuts, what a Merry Christmas we’d have.
We’ll fight ‘em until hell freezes over, then we’ll fight ‘em on the ice.
When it comes to football, God is prejudiced – toward big, fast kids.
Always be prepared to start.
There’s no thrill like throwing a touchdown pass.
Winners, I am convinced, imagine their dreams first. They want it with all their heart and expect it to come true. There is, I believe, no other way to live.
Cause there’s only one reason for doing anything that you set out to do. if you don’t want to be the best, then there’s no reason going out and trying to accomplish anything.
You learn you can do your best even when its hard, even when you’re tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage.
When you win, nothing hurts.
Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it.
He was the only man I ever saw who ran his own interference.
Steve Owen about Bronko Nagurski
I like linebackers. I collect ‘em. You can’t have too many good ones.
Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you’ll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit.
You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. Thats the mark of a true professional.
I want to be remembered as the guy who gave his all whenever he was on the field.
Most football players are temperamental. That’s 90 percent temper and 10 percent mental.
At the base of it was the urge, if you wanted to play football, to knock someone down, that was what the sport was all about, the will to win closely linked with contact.
I resigned as the Broncos head coach because of illness and fatigue. The fans were sick and tired of me.
When I went to Catholic high school in Philadelphia, we just had one coach for football and basketball. He took all of us who turned out and had us run through a forest. The ones who ran into the trees were on the football team.
I know I’m capable of greatness. And I’m expecting to reach that level.
I’ve always seemed to have my best performances when I’m under the most pressure.
I want us to be a connected team—on and off the field.
I’ve always been supremely confident in my abilities. But the biggest confidence boost is when the guys around you, you feel like they have confidence in you.
You can’t turn the ball over and expect to win.
As a man of faith, God doesn’t bring you to things that you can’t get through. He doesn’t put you in a spot and then leave you out to dry.
The guys who stick around are the smartest guys and the guys who are the most self-driven. You have to have drive.
The coaches can only take you so far. You have to want to learn and work.
How fast does William Perry run? It all depends on what speed you run the projector!
I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is; you can make it.
Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
Anyone can support a team that is winning – it takes no courage. But to stand behind a team to defend a team when it is down and really needs you, that takes a lot of courage.
Athletic competition clearly defines the unique power of our attitude.
If you work harder than somebody else, chances are you’ll beat him though he has more talent than you.
There are few secrets in football. So execute.
You cannot win if you cannot run.
When you get old, everything is hurting. When I get up in the morning, it sounds like I’m making popcorn.
Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.
I always thought I could play pro ball. I had confidence in my ability, You have to. If you don’t who will?
If you don’t invest very much, then defeat doesn’t hurt very much and winning is not very exciting.
If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat.
Football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
George F. Will
The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.