Coaching Quotes For Youth Football Coaches

Written by Dave on February 20th, 2008

  These great quotes come to be from my good freind James Barg, a former Single Wing Youth Coach, now coaching High School football.  I first met Jim at the Todd Bross Single Wing Conclave in Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania about 6 years ago.
   
There are a few real gems in amoung these:

1. “Football is only a game. Spiritual things are eternal. Nevertheless, Beat TexasSeen on a church sign in Arkansas prior to the 1969 game.

2. “After you retire, there’s only one big event left….and I ain’t ready for that.” Bobby Bowden / Florida State

3. “The man who complains about the way the ball bounce s is likely to be the one who dropped it.” Lou Holtz / Arkansas

4. “When you win, nothing hurts.” Joe Namath / Alabama

5. “Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.” Lou Holtz / Arkansas

6. “If you want to walk the heavenly streets of gold, you gotta know the password, “Roll, tide, roll!” Bear Bryant / Alabama

7. “A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.” Frank Leahy / Notre Dame

8. “There’s nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you.” Woody Hayes / Ohio State

9. “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

10. “In Alabama, an atheist is someone who doesn’t believe in Bear Bryant.” Wally Butts / Georgia

11. “You can learn more character on the two-yard line than anywhere else in life.” Paul Dietzel / LSU

12. “It’s kind of hard to rally around a math class.” Bear Bryant / Alabama

13. When asked if Fayetteville was the end of the world. “No, but you can see it from here.” Lou Holtz / Arkansas

14. “I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game.” Bear Bryant / Alabama

15. “There’s one sure way to stop us from scoring-give us the ball near the goal line.” Matty Bell / SMU

16.”Lads, you’re not to miss practice unless your parents died or you died.” Frank Leahy / Notre Dame

17. “I never graduated from Iowa, but I was only there for two terms – Truman’s and Eisenhower’s.” Alex Karras / Iowa

18. “My advice to defensive players:Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad humor.” Bowden Wyatt / Tennessee

19. “I could have been a Rhodes Scholar, except for my grades.” Duffy Daugherty / Michigan State

20. “Always remember….. Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David.” Shug Jordan/ Auburn

21. “They cut us up like boarding house pie. And that’s real small pieces.” Darrell Royal / Texas

22. “Show me a good and gracious loser, and I’ll show you a failure.” Knute Rockne / Notre Dame

23. “They whipped us like a tied-up goat.” Spike Dykes / Texas Tech

24. “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

25. “Son, you’ve got a good engine, but your hands aren’t on the steering wheel.” Bobby Bowden / Florid a State

26. “Football is not a contact sport-it is a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport.” Duffy Daugherty / Michigan State

27. After USC lost 51-0 to Notre Dame, his postgame message to his team: “All those who need showers, take them.” John McKay / USC

28. “If lessons are learned in defeat, our team is getting a great education.” Murray Warmath / Minnesota

29. “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

30. “Oh,we played about like three tons of buzzard puke this afternoon.” Spike Dykes / Texas Tech

31. “It isn’t necessary to see a good tackle. You can hear it.” Knute Rockne / Notre Dame

32. “We live one day at a time and scratch where it itches.” Darrell Royal / Texas

33. “We didn’t tackle well today but we made up for it by not blocking.” John McKay / USC

34. “Three things can happen when you throw the ball, and two of them are bad.” Darrell Royal / University of Texas

35. “I’ve found that prayers work best when you have big players.” Knute Rockne / Notre Dame

36. “Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy than to fumble this football” John Heisman

37. “At Georgia Southern, we don’t cheat. That costs money and we don’t have any.” Erk Russell / Georgia Southern.

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