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    #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.' - Bobby Bowden / Florida State

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

    #4. 'When you win, nothing hurts.' - Joe Namath / Alabama

    #5.. 'Motivation is simple.. You eliminate those who are not motivated.' - Lou Holtz / Arkansas

    #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 study hall.' - Frank Leahy / Notre Dame

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

    #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.' - Bob Devaney / Nebraska

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

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

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

    #13. When asked if Fayetteville was the end of the world: 'No, but you can see it from here.' - Lou Holtz / Arkansas ...

    #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.' - Bear Bryant / Alabama

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

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

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

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

    #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.' - Shug Jordan / Auburn

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

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

    #23.. 'They whipped us like a tied up goat.' - Spike Dykes / Texas Tech

    #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.' - Bobby Bowden / Florida State

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

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

    #28. 'If lessons are learned in defeat, our team is getting a great education.' - Murray Warmath / Minnesota

    #29. '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

    #30. 'Oh, we played about like three tons of buzzard puke this afternoon.' - Spike Dykes / Texas Tech

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

    #32. 'We live one day at a time and scratch where it itches....' - Darrell Royal / Texas

    #33. 'We didn't tackle well today but we made up for it by not blocking..' - Wilson Matthews / Little Rock Central High School

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

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

    #36. 'Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy than to fumble this football.' - John Heisman

    #37. After losing to Missouri , 35-10, in the 1968 Gator Bowl -- "They run up and down the field on us like we was some barber college." - Bear Bryant / Alabama
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    you're a wahoo! why all the TX references?

    btw....too bad Easters is a forgotten/banned tradition!
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    This was sent to me and found it pretty interesting and funny.
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    Funny stuff, riggins, my favorite was #33-I love good sarcasm.
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    I'm giving it a 2-4 year window. Looking for improvement in all areas. Redskins, you're on the clock.

 

 

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