Don't ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise.— Lou Holtz
Delighting Inspirational Football Coach quotations
I knew when I met you an adventure is going to happen.
It's not the will to win that matters-everyone has that.
It's the will to prepare to win that matters.
You fail all the time, but you aren't a failure until you start blaming someone else.
Just because my path is different doesn't mean I'm lost.
The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team.
As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven.
Every game is an opportunity to measure yourself against your own potential.
The only place you can win a football game is on the field, the only place you can lose it is in your hearts.
Fear has two meanings - Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.
Winning means being unafraid to lose.
There's two kinds of coaches, them that's fired and them that's gonna be fired.
I don't believe skill was, or ever will be, the result of coaches.
It is a result of a love affair between the child and the ball.
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.
You can motivate players better with kind words than you can with a whip.
Pressure is what you feel when you don't know what's going on.
When you're playing against a stacked deck, compete even harder.
You have the power to say - This is not how my story will end.
I think what coaching is all about, is taking players and analyzing there ability, put them in a position where they can excel within the framework of the team winning. And I hope that I've done that in my 33 years as a head coach.
Coaching is not how much you know. It's how much you can get players to do.
You can learn more character on the two-yard line than anywhere else in life.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
You play to win the game.
That lad must have been born offside.
Knowing his coach likes him is more important to a player than anything else.
I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love and a little drunk.
And as a football coach in the National Football League, I know for sure that it's going to end someday.
Great football coaches have the vision to see, the faith to believe, the courage to do - and 25 great players.
The strength of the group is the strength of the leaders.
One bad chapter does not mean your story is over.
The price of victory is high, but so are the rewards.
I always thought I could coach. I just thought people were poor judges of good coaches.
Hell, no! A tie is like kissing your sister!
Don't let the past steal your present. Your past has not defined, deterred or defeated you. It has only strengthened who you are today.
If you're a pro coach, NFL stands for 'Not for long.
Some coaches spend their time trying to get an overview of all eleven defenders.
I prefer to zero in on one guy at a time to get the right clue.
There are two things every man in America thinks he can do: work a grill and coach football.
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
They say a tie is like kissing your sister. I guess that is better than kissing your brother.
Hell, I live like I did when I was 35.
I don't believe in retirement groups because I don't believe in retirement. How long can I keep coaching? How about forever? I'll never walk off the field.
If lessons are learned in defeat, our team is getting a great education.
The pain will leave once it has finished teaching you.
Teams do not go physically flat, they go mentally stale.
There are two things you can be certain of: dying and getting the arse as a football coach.
I love coaching football, and winning a Super Bowl was a goal I've had for a long time. But it has never been my purpose in life. My purpose in life is simply to glorify God. We have to be careful that we don't let the pursuit of our life's goals, no matter how important they seem, cause us to lose sight of our purpose. I coach football. But the good I can do to glorify God along the way is my real purpose.
I hired top-notch people, trusted them to do their jobs, and then came to grips with the fact that I wouldn't be coaching as much.