I can't help it, but since Michael Phelps is done at the Olympics I've really had football on the brain. Here are some great quotes that I ran across from old football coaches. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
"The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it."
- Lou Holtz
"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
"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
"There's one sure way to stop us from scoring - give us the ball near the goal line."
- Matty Bell / SMU
"If lessons are learned in defeat, our team is getting a great education."
- Murray Warmath / Minnesota
This last one sounds more like a philosophy of how to live life not just play football.
"We live one day at a time and scratch where it itches." - Darrell Royal / Texas
Remember those words of wisdom as you carry out the tasks of today!