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    If lessons are learned in defeat, our team is getting a great education."
    Murray Warmath / Minnesota

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

    "Football is only a game. Spiritual things are eternal. Nevertheless, Beat Texas ."
    Seen on a church sign in Arkansas prior to the 1969 game.

    "After you retire, there's only one big event left....and I ain't ready for that."
    Bobby Bowden / Florida State
    "The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it."
    Lou Holtz / Arkansas

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

    "Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated."
    Lou Holtz / Arkansas

    "If you want to walk the heavenly streets of gold, you gotta know the password,

    "Roll, tide, roll!"
    Bear Bryant / Alabama

    "A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall."
    Frank Leahy / Notre Dame

    "There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."
    Woody Hayes / Ohio State

    "I don't expect to win enough games to be put on NCAA probation. I just want to win enough to warrant an investigation."
    Bob Devaney / Nebraska

    "In Alabama , an atheist is someone who doesn't believe in Bear Bryant."
    Wally Butts / Georgia
    "You can learn more character on the two-yard line than anywhere else in life."
    Paul Dietzel / LSU

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

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

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

    "There's one sure way to stop us from scoring-give us the ball near the goal line."
    Matty Bell / SMU

    "Lads, you're not to miss practice unless your parents died or you died."
    Frank Leahy / Notre Dame

    "I never graduated from Iowa , but I was only there for two terms -Truman's and Eisenhower's."
    Alex Karras / Iowa

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

    "I could have been a Rhodes Scholar, except for my grades."
    Duffy Daugherty / Michigan State

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

    "They cut us up like boarding house pie. And that's real small pieces."
    Darrell Royal / Texas

    "Show me a good and gracious loser, and I'll show you a failure."
    Knute Rockne / Notre Dame

    "They whipped us like a tied up goat."
    Spike ***** / Texas Tech

    "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

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

    "Football is not a contact sport - it is a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport."
    Duffy Daugherty / Michigan State

    After USC lost 51-0 to Notre Dame, his postgame message to his team:
    "All those who need showers, take them."
    John McKay / USC

    "The only qualifications for a lineman are to be big and dumb..
    To be a back, you only have to be dumb."
    Knute Rockne / Notre Dame

    "Oh, we played about like three tons of buzzard puke this afternoon.."
    Spike ***** / Texas Tech

    "It isn't necessary to see a good tackle. You can hear it."
    Knute Rockne / Notre Dame

    "We live one day at a time and scratch where it itches."
    Darrell Royal / Texas

    "We didn't tackle well today but we made up for it by not blocking."
    John McKay / USC

    "Three things can happen when you throw the ball, and two of them are bad ."
    Darrell Royal / University of Texas

    "I've found that prayers work best when you have big players."
    Knute Rockne / Notre Dame

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


    Last edited by bobbomo; 04-08-2010 at 09:12 AM.
    To show them how the Cyclones cheer.

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