John Heisman

Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy........
than to fumble THIS football"

darrell royal
Darrell Royal
"They cut us up like boarding house pie.......And that's real small pieces."

"We live one day at a time and scratch where it itches."

"Three things can happen when you throw the ball, and two of them are bad ."

"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

Knute Rockne
Notre Dame

"Show me a good and gracious loser.......and I'll show you a failure."

"It isn't necessary to see a good tackle.....You can hear it!

"The only qualifications for a lineman are to be big and dumb. To be a back, you only have to be dumb." 

"I've found that prayers work best ........when you have big players."

Bobby Bowden
Florida State

"After you retire, there's only one big event left....and I ain't ready for that."

"Son, you've got a good engine, but your hands aren't on the steering wheel."


After USC lost 51-0 to Notre Dame, his post game message to his team: "All those who need showers... take them."

"We didn't tackle well today but we made up for it by not blocking."


Lou Holtz
Arkansas / Norte Dame

"The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it."

"Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated."

Alex Karras / Iowa

"I never graduated from Iowa , but I was only there for two terms - Truman's and Eisenhower's."

A few more we found!

"At Georgia Southern, we don't cheat.......That costs money and we don't have any."                         - Erk Russell / Georgia Southern.
"When you win, nothing hurts." - Joe Namath / Alabama

"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
"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

"My advice to defensive players: 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
"Football is NOT a contact sport - it is a collision sport. Dancing IS a contact sport."                           - Duffy Daugherty / Michigan State

"If lessons are learned in defeat.............our team is getting a great education."                           - Murray Warmath / Minnesota
"Oh, we played about like three tons of buzzard puke this afternoon."
                                                                - Spike Dykes / Texas Tech

And Finally....
  Seen on a church sign in Arkansas prior to the 1969 game.

"Football is only a game. Spiritual things are eternal. Nevertheless, beat Texas ."

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