The only qualifications for a lineman are to be big and dumb. To be a back, you only have to be dumb.— Knute Rockne
Strong College Sports quotations
Alabama fans love Alabama football. Auburn fans love Auburn.
What to do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.
I don't expect to win enough games to be put on NCAA probation.
I just want to win enough to warrant an investigation.
I have always been inspired by the dream of America-families in the country, weathered trucks and farmhouses; sailing off the coast of Maine; following dirt roads in an old wood-paneled station wagon; a convertible filled with young college kids sporting crew cuts and sweatshirts and frayed sneakers.
I'm a big sports fan. College football is my favorite.
My advice to defensive players: Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad humor.
Football: A sport that bears the same relation to education that bullfighting does to agriculture.
Over coaching is the worst thing you can do to a player.
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.
You can learn more character on the two-yard line than anywhere else in life.
But the real tragedy was that 15 hadn't been colored yet.
Always remember..... Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David.
Lads, you're not to miss practice unless your parents died or you died.
Until my senior year, baseball and basketball were my best sports;
and even when I was a senior, I still wanted to play baseball professionally. But the family wanted me to go to college and I guess I agreed with them or else I would have accepted some of the offers I got.
Writing is like a contact sport, like football.
Why do kids play football? They can get hurt on any play, can't they? Yet they can't wait until Saturday comes around so they can play on the high school team, or the college team, and get smashed around. Writing is like that. You can get hurt, but you enjoy it!
I had lots of time to read [being a lawyer] what I hadn't read in my school and college days. Being a bad student I barely passed my exams and I barely bothered about books. It was sports all the time. I started reading and got involved in literature and writing. The few cases I handled gave me the material for my early short stories.
I think a college education is important no matter what you do in life.
They whipped us like a tied up goat.
Football isn't a contact sport; it's a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport.
Whenever humans come together for any reason, music is there: weddings, funerals, graduation from college, men marching off to war, stadium sporting events, a night on the town, prayer, a romantic dinner, mothers rocking their infants to sleep ... music is a part of the fabric of everyday life.
Chemistry is a class you take in high school or college, where you figure out two plus two is 10, or something.
My son is trying to be a sports writer, and my daughter is a college student.
She wants to be a comedy writer, and she's at film school. I discouraged both of them early on from getting involved in Starbucks. I didn't think it would be fair; plus, they didn't have any interest anyway.
A tie is like kissing your sister.
I could have been a Rhodes Scholar, except for my grades.
It isn't necessary to see a good tackle. You can hear it.
They cut us up like boarding house pie. And that's real small pieces.
Kurt (Cobain) was a fan of my standup, which was pretty weird.
I know when people hear that, it's kind of like finding out that Jimi Hendrix really liked Buddy Hackett, but he interviewed me at a college radio station before they broke and did Bleach. And then, like, about two years later, I was opening for Nirvana at these huge sports arenas.
After you retire, there's only one big event left....and I ain't ready for that.
I don't think you can explain why all these other sports and college basketball have a fair representation of African American coaches, but college football doesn't. You can dig and scramble and scratch, but at the end of the day I think it's just pure, old-fashioned racism.
If the players aren't getting paid, there's something terribly, terribly wrong, and that's true only in the United States. Everywhere else, where money is involved with sport, the players get paid. But these poor kids in college, they're doing it for free, and that's just disgraceful.
It's kind of hard to rally around a math class.
Hell, no! A tie is like kissing your sister!
Oh, we played about like three tons of buzzard puke this afternoon.
Cheerleading gave me a love of sports, which I brought to the Senate.
I can talk to the good ol' boys about college sports because I follow it like they do.