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.