Football is to Texas what religion is to a priest.— Tom Landry
Lavish Texas Football quotations
Football, beer, and above all gambling, filled up the horizon of their minds. To keep them in control was not difficult.
The only qualifications for a lineman are to be big and dumb.
To be a back, you only have to be dumb.
If you want to surf, move to Hawaii. If you like to shop, move to New York. If you like acting and Hollywood, move to California. But if you like college football, move to Texas.
That's the beauty of sport. Sometimes you laugh, sometimes you cry.
I don't expect to win enough games to be put on NCAA probation.
I just want to win enough to warrant an investigation.
My advice to defensive players: Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad humor.
At Georgia Southern, we don't cheat. That costs money and we don't have any.
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.
If you want to walk the heavenly streets of gold, you gotta know the password, "Roll, Tide, Roll!"
Live one day at a time, and never be afraid.
Sectional football games have the glory and the despair of war, and when a Texas team takes the field against a foreign state, it is an army with banners.
You can learn more character on the two-yard line than anywhere else in life.
Always remember..... Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David.
Son, you've got a good engine, but your hands aren't on the steering wheel.
I asked Darrell Royal, the coach of the Texas Longhorns, why he didn't recruit me and he said: 'Well, Walt, we took a look at you and you weren't any good.'
Lads, you're not to miss practice unless your parents died or you died.
Three things can happen when you throw the ball, and two of them are bad.
I never graduated from Iowa, but I was only there for two terms - Truman's and Eisenhower's.
They whipped us like a tied up goat.
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.
I could have been a Rhodes Scholar, except for my grades.
After you retire, there's only one big event left....and I ain't ready for that.
It's kind of hard to rally around a math class.
I left Texas A&M because my school called me.
Mama called, and when Mama calls, then you just have to come running.
Oh, we played about like three tons of buzzard puke this afternoon.
There is a growing feeling that perhaps Texas is really another country, a place where the skies, the disasters, the diamonds, the politicians, the women, the fortunes, the football players and the murders are all bigger than anywhere else.
I'd heard about Texas football and how much of a religion it is, but to go to Odessa and experience it first-hand is something different than just hearing about it.
Austin, Texas, and Columbus, Ohio, are the two toughest communities in which you have to put together a winning football team. They are both big metropolitan areas without professional football and major league baseball to sidetrack them.
There's one sure way to stop us from scoring ... give us the ball near the goal line.
No, but you can see it from here.
We live one day at a time and scratch where it itches.
If lessons are learned in defeat, our team is getting a great education.
At Texas, I was a football player playing baseball. And the way I play I think I still am.
I grew up in Texas, obviously a huge football state.
I grew up half the time in a small town called Mart, Texas, and half the time in L.A., because I was acting. My high school was crazy about football.
When things were really rolling at Texas Tech, I was a part of something bigger than myself, bigger than football.