Football and Life

To a guy, football is a lot like life. You train, struggle and sweat to play the game, but you love every minute of it and know it won’t last forever. You learn to play it as hard as can because the time when you can effectively play football will come to an end one day. Therefore give it all you have and don’t leave anything in the locker room and give it your all on the field.

Several statements by well-known college coaches are listed below.

John Heisman said, “Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy than to fumble THIS football.”

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

Alex Karras/Iowa said, “I never graduated from Iowa but I was there for two terms, Truman’s and Eisenhower’s.”

Bowden Wyatt/Tennessee said, “My advice to defensive players is to take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad mood.”

Shug Jordan/Auburn said, “Always remember, Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David,”

Bobby Bowden/Florida State told one of his players, “Son you’ve got a good engine, but your hands aren’t on the wheel.”

Duffy Daugherty/Michigan State said, “Football is NOT a contact sport, it is a collision sport. Dancing IS a contact sport.”

John McKay/USC said, “We didn’t tackle well today but we made for it by not blocking,”

And finally, Lou Holtz/Norte Dame said, “Motivation is simple, you eliminate those who are not motivated.”

I don’t know what all this means in your life today, but I thought I would share these with you today so you can find some humor or motivation. KT

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