The only qualifications for a lineman are to be big and dumb. To be a back, you only have to be dumb.— Knute Rockne
Practical Notre Dame Football quotations
Football, beer, and above all gambling, filled up the horizon of their minds. To keep them in control was not difficult.
Sure, I'd love to beat Notre Dame, don't get me wrong.
But nothing matters more than beating that cow college on the other side of the state!
There is no academic virtue in playing mediocre football and no academic vice in winning a game that by all odds one should lose...There has indeed been a surrender at Notre Dame, but it is a surrender to excellence on all fronts, and in this we hope to rise above ourselves with the help of God.
Of course, my father was a soccer player. He used to play very good. Then I was young, eight or nine years, ten years old, I just want to be like my father.
There are two kinds of people in the world, observers and non-observers.
The morning we left South Bend, every student and professor was out of bed long before breakfast and marched downtown accompanying the team to the railroad station. It was the first time I'd seen anything like this mass hysteria generated on the Notre Dame campus over a football game.
I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care. You’ve got to make a sincere attempt to have the right goals to begin with, then go after them with appropriate effort, and remember that you can’t really achieve anything great without the help of others.
That's the beauty of sport. Sometimes you laugh, sometimes you cry.
There are two kinds of people in the world, Notre Dame lovers and Notre Dame haters. And, quite frankly, they're both a pain in the ass.
Always remember..... Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David.
Lads, you're not to miss practice unless your parents died or you died.
Winning means everything...You show me a good loser and I'll show a loser.
It isn't necessary to see a good tackle. You can hear it.
I could have been a Rhodes Scholar, except for my grades.
In 1953 there were two ways for an Irish Catholic boy to impress his parents: become a priest or attend Notre Dame.
At home I have a copy of the April 21, 1986, issue of 'Sports Illustrated.
' I'm on the cover with the blurb, 'Can Lou Do It?' I'd just arrived at Notre Dame, and with spring football underway, I was the focal point of that week's coverage.
I've followed Notre Dame football since 1946, when I listened on the radio and Johnny Lujack tackled Doc Blanchard in the open field to preserve a 0-0 tie.
Seldom do we experience the charisma and character of a dynamic personality such as Lou Holtz, the very successful former football coach of Notre Dame. Lou has left his distinctive mark of success everywhere he has coached. Winning Every Day is not just a catchy phrase, but with Coach Holtz, a way of life.