Best College Football Quotes

The best college football quotes from great coaches including Bear Bryant, Lou Holtz, Bobby Bowden and Steve Spurrier!

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  •  ‘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 ~ William & Mary, NC State, NY Jets, Arkansas, Minnesota, Norte Dame, and South Carolina
  •  ‘When you win, nothing hurts.’ Joe Namath ~ Alabama
  •  ‘Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.’ Lou Holtz ~ William & Mary, NC State, NY Jets, Arkansas, Minnesota, Notre Damn, and South Carolina
  •  ‘If you want to walk the heavenly streets of gold, you gotta know the password, ‘Roll, tide, roll!’ Bear Bryant ~ Alabama
  •  ‘A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.’ Frank Leahy ~ Notre Dame

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  •  ‘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 (1964)
  •  ‘You can learn more character on the two-yard line than anywhere else in life.’ Paul Dietzel ~ LSU (1960)
  •  ‘It’s kind of hard to rally around a math class.’ Bear Bryant ~ Alabama
  •  ‘No, but you can see it from here.’ Lou Holtz ~ William & Mary, NC State, NY Jets, Arkansas, Minnesota, Notre Dame, and South Carolina
  •  ‘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
  •  ‘There’s one sure way to stop us from scoring-give us the ball near the goal line.’ Steve Spurrier ~ South Carolina (after the 2007 Vanderbilt game)
  •  ‘Lads, you’re not to miss practice unless your parents died or you died.’ Frank Leahy ~  Notre Dame
  •  ‘I never graduated from Iowa , but I was only there for two terms – Truman’s and Eisenhower’s.’ Alex Karras ~ Iowa (1957 Outland Trophy winner)
  •  ‘My advice to defensive players: Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad humor.’ Bowden Wyatt ~ Tennessee
  •  ‘Our quarterback could have been a Rhodes Scholar, except for his 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
  • ‘Show me a good and gracious loser, and I’ll show you a failure.’ Knute Rockne ~ Notre Dame
  •  ‘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 and he said: ‘Well, Walt, we took a look at you and you weren’t any good.’ Walt Garrison~Oklahoma State and Dallas Cowboy great
  •  ‘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
  •  After USC lost 51-0 to Notre Dame, his postgame message to his team: ‘All those who need showers, take them.’ John McKay ~ USC
  •  ‘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
  •  ‘It isn’t necessary to see a good tackle. You can hear it.’ Knute Rockne ~ Notre Dame
  •  ‘We live one day at a time. Darrell Royal ~ Texas
  •  ‘We didn’t tackle well today but we made up for it by not blocking.’ Wilson Matthews~Little Rock Central High School
  •  ‘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
  •  ‘Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy than to fumble this football.’ Bear Bryant while at Texas A&M


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