See if you can match the college coaches' quotes without looking...

Some of the coaches include: Duffy Daugherty, Darrel Royal, Knute Rockne, Bear Bryant, John McKay, Bobby Bowden, Lou Holtz, Frank Leahy, Woody Hayes and many more.

1. “Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy than to fumble the football.”

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

3. “It isn’t necessary to see a good tackle, you can hear it!”

4. “At Georgia Southern, we don’t cheat. That costs money and we don’t have any.”

5. “After you retire, there’s only one big event left, and I ain’t ready for that.”

6. “The man who complained about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it.”

7. “When you win, nothing hurts.”

8. “Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.”

9. “If you want to walk the heavenly streets of gold, you gotta know the password…Roll, tide, roll.”

10. “A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.”

11. “There’s nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you.”

12. “I don’t expect to win enough games to be put on NCAA probation. I just want to win enough to warrant an investigation.”

13. “In Alabama, an atheist is someone who doesn’t believe in Bear Bryant.’

14. “I never graduated from Iowa. But I was only there for two terms – Truman’s and Eisenhower’s.”

15. My advice to defensive players is to take the shortest route to the ball, and arrive in a bad humor.”

16. “I could have been a Rhodes Scholar except for my grades.”

17. “Always remember Goliath was a 40-point favorite over David.”

18. “They cut us up like boarding-house pie, and that’s real small pieces.”

19. “They whipped us like a tied-up goat.”

20. “Son, you’ve got a good engine, but your hands aren’t on the steering wheel.”

21. “Football is NOT a contact sport, it is a collision sport. Dancing IS a contact sport.”

22. “ After USC lost 51-0 to Notre Dame, his post-game message to his team was…All those who need showers, take them.”

23. “If lessons are learned in defeat, our team is getting a great education.”

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

25. “Oh, we played about three tons of buzzard puke this afternoon.”

26. “We didn’t tackle well today, but we made up for it by not blocking.”

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

28. “I’ve found that prayers work best when you have big players.”


1. John Heisman

2. Bear Bryant

3. Knute Rockne

4. Erk Russell, Georgia Southern

5. Bobby Bowden

6. Lou Holtz

7. Joe Namath

8. Lou Holtz

9. Bear Bryant

10. Frank Leahy

11. Woody Hayes

12. Bob Devaney

13. Wally Butts, Georgia

14. Alex Karras

15. Bowden Wyatt, Tennessee

16. Duffy Daugherty, Michigan State

17. Shug Jordan, Auburn

18. Darrell Royal, Texas

19. Spike Dykes, Texas Tech

20. Bobby Bowden

21. Duffy Daugherty

22. John McKay, USC

23. Murray Warmath, Minnesota

24. Knute Rockne

25. Spike Dykes

26. John McKay

27. Darrell Royal

28. Knute Rockne


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