Thursday, August 18, 2011


I have been swamped again at work and home this week.  So, I reached out for some help for a guest blog.  Lisa Tutb responded with a wonderful idea and information.  With football season fast approaching (2 weeks from Saturday!!!!!!), she found some wonderful quotes from Southern football coaches.

Thanks Lisa Tutb.  Love.

Bobby Bowden / Florida State - "Son, you've got a good engine, but your hands aren't on the steering wheel."

Bobby Bowden / Florida State - "After you retire, there's only one big event left....and I ain't ready for that."

Bear Bryant / Alabama - "It's kind of hard to rally around a math class."

Bear Bryant /Alabama - "I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game."

Wally Butts / Georgia - "In Alabama, an atheist is someone who doesn't believe in Bear Bryant."

Paul Dietzel / LSU - "You can learn more character on the two-yard line than anywhere else in life."

John Heisman / Auburn - “Don't cuss. Don't argue with the officials. And don't lose the game.”

John Heisman / Auburn - "Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy than to fumble this football"

Lou Holtz / Arkansas - "The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it."

Lou Holtz /Arkansas - (When asked if Fayetteville was the end of the world) - "No, but you can see it from here."

Shug Jordan / Auburn - "Always remember..... Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David."

Joe Namath / Alabama - "When you win, nothing hurts."

Erk Russell / Georgia Southern - "At Georgia Southern, we don't cheat. That costs money and we don't have any."

Bowden Wyatt / Tennessee - "My advice to defensive players: Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad humor."

Bear Bryant / Alabama – “Football changes and so do people. The successful coach is the one who sets the trend, not the one who follows it.”

Shug Jordan / Auburn – “Don't wait to be a great man. Be a great boy.”

Bobby Bowden / Florida State – “I'm not too proud to change. I like to win too much.”

And finally - Bear Bryant's 3 rules for coaching –

1. Surround yourself with people who can't live without football.
2. Have a wife who is willing to put up with a lot of neglect.
3. Have a plan for everything.

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