There are two pains in life. There is the pain of discipline and the pain of disappointment. If you can handle the pain of discipline, then you'll never have to deal with the pain of disappointment.— Nick Saban
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Success doesn't come from pie-in-the-sky thinking.
It's the result of consciously doing something each day that will add to your overall excellence.
We create a standard for how we want to do things and everybody's got to buy into that standard or you really can't have any team chemistry. Mediocre people don't like high-achievers and high-achievers don't like mediocre people.
What happened yesterday is history. What happens tomorrow is a mystery. What we do today makes a difference - the precious present moment.
One thing about championship teams is that they're resilient.
No matter what is thrown at them, no matter how deep the hole, they find a way to bounce back and overcome adversity.
Live by the creed that a strong work ethic, playing by the rules, and doing things the right way will bring about opportunities for success and, ultimately, happiness.
Mediocre people hate high achievers, and high achievers hate mediocre people.
I don’t care what you did yesterday. If you’re happy with that, you have bigger problems.
Your character is your accumulation of your thoughts, habits and priorities on a day-to-day basis.
People who are role models for the principles and values of the organization, who buy in and understand the vision of what the organization is trying to accomplish, and have the personality to inspire other people to the vision. You know, that’s what team chemistry and leadership is all about.
Be all you can be in whatever you choose to do.
The sky is the limit, so go for it. And do not create any self-imposed limitations.
The formula for success is every guy can make a difference for the entire team in whatever his role is. And to do it right, to get it right, is a critical factor in being successful.
Eliminate the clutter and all the things that are going on outside and focus on the things that you can control with how you sort of go about and take care of your business. That's something that's ongoing, and it can never change.
There is no continuum for success. Focus on the progress, not the results.
I'm tired of hearing all this talk from people who don't understand the process of hard work-like little kids in the back seat asking 'Are we there yet?' Get where you're going 1 mile-marker at a time.
It's not human nature to be great. It's human nature to survive, to be average and do what you have to do to get by. That is normal. When you have something good happen, it's the special people that can stay focused and keep paying attention to detail, working to get better and not being satisfied with what they have accomplished.
Anyone who doesn't win their conference has no business playing in the national championship game.
Be on time because it shows you care.
The number one thing on any team that will keep your players from being selfish is respect for the other players.
To be a great player, you have to affect the entire unit.
When you invest your time, you make a goal and a decision of something that you want to accomplish. Whether it's make good grades in school, be a good athlete, be a good person, go down and do some community service and help somebody who's in need, whatever it is you choose to do, you're investing your time in that.
When you play against good people, that's when you focus your concentration.
Your sense of urgency to be disciplined in your execution all become more critical. Sometimes you get away with doing things not quite right against lesser competition, but when you play against real good people that's when it shows up.
Do what you do and be who you are.
Mediocre people don't like high achievers and high achievers don't like mediocre people.
In the NFL you get one first-round draft pick if you're lucky.
You couldn't really outwork anybody else. In college I could recruit ten players with first-round talent every year.
The roster that we have today may change tomorrow. It is what it is for right now.
Any team that does not win it's conference championship game should not play in the BCS title game
It's about how the players play and compete.
I know everybody is going to equate that on winning or losing, like they always do, but if we play hard and compete well in the game .. then I think we are building on something.
I think everybody makes mistakes. People do things that they regret.
The thing that concerns me the most is when I hear that people are making a lot of money a lot of ways except for the athletes, whether it's on the bowl games, the TV contracts, the conferences, the schools, the coaches, however you want to say it.
I’m not going to be the Alabama coach.
I think I'm pretty misunderstood, because I'm not just about football.
I don't think I'm complicated at all.
I'm not political, and I'm not trying to be diplomatic. I don't want to hurt anybody's feelings, and I don't say bad things about people. There is no agenda. There's no trying to fool somebody.
Soccer is a continuous game, rugby is a continuous game, but for the physical elements that are involved in playing a football game and the number of plays that you play, I don't know that it was ever intended to be a continuous game.
College football is the only game in the country, of any kind, that the college game is longer than the pro game.
Success will continue only as long as the commitment to the process of being successful remains in place.
We have three kinds of guys on our team.
We have guys that get it; they play good; they understand how to play winning football. We have some guys that are trying to get it, and they are working hard every day? We are supporting them, and we want the guys that have it to support them. Then we have some guys that don't get it and don't know that they don't get it. We are trying to replace them. We only have a couple left.
Focus on the play like it has a history and a life of its own.
You can't get from A to Z by passing up B.
We have to compete within ourselves relative to the determination it takes to be successful.
Our goal is to work against things we have not seen that we will see in the near future.
I’ve never considered joining Twitter, nor do I know why anybody would.
You can't win together if you don't work together.
I don't think it's about who you play, I think it's about who you are.
If you are a great player, every player on that unit plays better when you are on the field.
I don't like to lose. I don't expect to lose.
I don't control what people put on dot-com or anything else.
So I'm just telling you there's no significance, in my opinion, about this, about me, about any interest that I have in anything other than being the coach here.
I've always been able to stay focused on trying to recruit good players and trying to develop those players.
It doesn’t matter what you are ranked until the end.
We have got to use every opportunity to improve individually so we can improve collectively.