"...in the South, even football is a folk ritual, touching on religiosity, and Saturday is a Holy Day."
- Willie Morris
"To Coach Bryant, that guy who played three plays was just as important as Joe Namath."
- Jackie Sherrill, Head Coach, Mississippi State University
"The doctors say it's 85% smoking, poor diet, and the pressures of coaching, and 15% booze and other things. I wish it had been 85% booze and other things."
- Paul "Bear" Bryant, beloved University of Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach, about his health problems