There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you.

— Woody Hayes

The most sentimental Woody Hayes quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you

We do not pull in and fill up. And I'll tell you why we don't. It's because I don't buy one goddamn drop of gas in the state of Michigan. We'll coast and push this goddamn car to the Ohio line before I give this state a nickel of my money.

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The only thing even in this world is the number of hours in a day.

The difference in winning or losing is what you do with those hours.

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Perfect preparation prevents piss-poor performance.

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Even the best team, without a sound plan, can't score.

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The height of human desire is what wins, whether it’s on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium.

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I recruited a Czech kicker, and during the eye exam, when asked to read the bottom line, the kicker replied, Read it? I know him.

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Paralyze resistance with persistence.

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I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose.

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It's never an upset if the so-called underdog has all along considered itself the better team.

74

I don't apologize for anything. When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there. I just despise to lose, and that has taken a man of mediocre ability and made a pretty good coach out of him.

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The players fire the coach, and as long as I'm on the same wavelength with them, I can coach as long as I want to.

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When I look in the mirror in the morning, I want to take a swing at me.

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About Woody Hayes

Quotes 55 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Coach
Birthday October 16

I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people.

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Jack Tatum could hit a man so hard that it would lift both his feet off the ground.

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You can outwork anybody. Try it, you will find out that you can do it.

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I am not very smart, but I recognize that I am not very smart.

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Picking an assistant coach, the first thing I was interested in was the man's character.

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We control by attitudes-positive mental attitudes-not by rules.

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Indomitable in victory, insufferable in defeat.

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Nobody despises to lose more than I do.

That's got me into trouble over the years, but it also made a man of mediocre ability into a pretty good coach.

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The minute I think I'm getting mellow, I'm retiring. Who ever heard of a mellow winner?

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The only way we'd get beaten was if we got a little fat-headed, if we didn't train right, if we had dissension on the squad.

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I may not be able to outsmart too many people, but I can outwork 'em.

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The game of football is one of strategy and tactics.

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The five big mistakes in football are the fumble, the interception, the penalty, the badly called play, the blocked punt—and most of these originate with the quarterback. Find a mistake-proof quarterback and you have this game won.

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Without winners, there wouldn't even be any civilization.

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I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face.

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They may outsmart me, or be luckier, but they can't outwork me.

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The only meaningful statistic is number of games won.

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You can never really pay back. You can only pay forward.

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A good general always makes you search for his weaknesses.

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A man is always better than he thinks.

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It does not matter the size of the man, rather the amount of effort the man is willing to put forth

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The most deceptive course in football is straight at the goalposts.

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Nothing that comes easy in this world is worth a damn.

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You don't get hurt running straight ahead.

..three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust offense. I will pound you and pound you until you quit.

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In football we always said that the other team couldn't beat us.

We had to be sure that we didn't beat ourselves. And that's what people have to do, too - make sure they don't beat themselves.

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Without winners, there would be no civilization.

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Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him.

Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.

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You don't get many chances to pay back what's been done for you. Take them.

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Winners are men who have dedicated their whole lives to winning.

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There's nothing in this world that comes easy.

There are a lot of people who aren't going to bother to win. We learn in football to get up and go once more.

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When you're winning - you don't need any friends.

When you're losing - you don't have any friends anyway.

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Statistics always remind me of fellow who drowned in a river where the average depth was only three feet.

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You can never pay back, so you should always try to pay forward.

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You'll find out that nothing that comes easy is worth a dime.

As a matter of fact, I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face. Never.

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I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good.

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Because I couldn't go for three.

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Anything easy ain't worth a damn!

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