#1 "Football is only a game. Spiritual things are eternal.
Nevertheless, Beat Texas "
Seen 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."
#3 "The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the
one who dropped it."
#4 "When you win, nothing hurts."
#5 "Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated."
#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
#8 "There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of
#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."
#10 "In Alabama , an atheist is someone who doesn't believe in Bear Bryant."
#11 "You can learn more character on the two-yard line than anywhere else in
#12 "It's kind of hard to rally around a math class."
#13 When asked if Fayetteville, ARKANSAS was the end of the world. "No, but you can see it from here."
#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."
#15 "There's one sure way to stop us from scoring-give us the ball near the goal
#16 "Lads, you're not to miss practice unless your parents died or you died."
#17 "I never graduated from Iowa , but I was only there for two terms - Truman's
Alex Karras / Iowa
#18 "My advice to defensive players: Take the shortest route to the ball and
arrive in a bad humor."
#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."
#21 "They cut us up like boarding house pie. And that's real small pieces."
#22 "Show me a good and gracious loser, and I'll show you a failure."
#23 "They whipped us like a tied up goat."
#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."
#26 "Football is not a contact sport - it is a collision sport. Dancing is a contact
#27 After USC lost 51-0 to Notre Dame, his postgame message to his team: "All
those who need showers, take them."
#28 "If lessons are learned in defeat, our team is getting a great education."
#29 "The only qualifications for a lineman are to be big and dumb. To be a back,
you only have to be dumb."
#30 "Oh, we played about like three tons of buzzard puke this afternoon."
#31 "It isn't necessary to see a good tackle. You can hear it."
#32 "We live one day at a time and scratch where it itches."
#33 "We didn't tackle well today but we made up for it by not blocking."
#34 "Three things can happen when you throw the ball, and two of them are bad ."
#35 "I've found that prayers work best when you have big players."
#36 "Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy than to fumble this football"