Priceless Football Quotes

Posted on Thursday, February 12th, 2015 at 4:27 pm by Diamond Jim


Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy than to fumble the football"
John Heisman
"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
"It isn't necessary to see a good tackle, you can hear it!
Knute Rockne / Notre Dame
"At Georgia Southern, we don't cheat . That costs money, and we don't have any."
Erik Russell / Georgia Southern
"After you retire, there's only one big event left , and I ain't ready for that."
Bobby Bowden / Florida State 
"The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it."
Lou Holtz / Arkansas - Norte Dame
"When you win, nothing hurts."
Joe Namath / Alabama 
"Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated."
Lou Holtz / Arkansas - Norte Dame 
"A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall."
Frank Leahy / Notre Dame 
"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."
Woody Hayes / Ohio State 
"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 
"In Alabama , an atheist is someone who doesn't believe in Bear Bryant."
Wally Butts / Georgia 
"I never graduated from Iowa . But I was only there for two terms - Truman's and Eisenhower's."
Alex Karras / Iowa 
"My advice to defensive players is to take the shortest route to the ball , and arrive in a bad humor."
Bowden Wyatt / Tennessee 
"I could have been a Rhodes Scholar except for my grades."
Duffy Daugherty / Michigan State 
"Always remember Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David."
Shug Jordan / Auburn 
"They cut us up like boarding house pie , and that's real small pieces."
Darrell Royal / Texas 
"They whipped us like a tied up goat."
Spike Dykes / Texas Tech 
"I asked Darrell Royal, the coach of the Texas Longhorns, why he didn't recruit me .
"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 
"Football is NOT a contact sport , it is a collision sport. Dancing IS a contact sport."
Duffy Daugherty / Michigan State 
USC lost 51-0 to Notre Dame, his post-game message to his team was,  "All those who need showers, take them."
John McKay / USC 
"If lessons are learned in defeat , our team is getting a great education."
Murray Warmath / Minnesota 
"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 
"Oh, we played about like three tons of buzzard puke this afternoon."
Spike Dykes / Texas Tech 
"We live one day at a time and scratch where it itches."
Darrell Royal / Texas 
"We didn't tackle well today, but we made up for it by not blocking."
John McKay / USC 
"Three things can happen when you throw the ball, and two of them are bad."
Darrell Royal / University of Texas 
I've found that prayers work best when you have big players."
Knute Rockne / Notre Dame