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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, August 29, 2014 – Knute Rockne

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, August 29, 2014 – Knute Rockne

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“A coach’s greatest asset is his sense of responsibility – the reliance placed on him by his players.”

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“Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.”

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“Drink the first. Sip the second slowly. Skip the third.”

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“Four years of football are calculated to breed in the average man more of the ingredients of success in life than almost any academic course he takes.”

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“It isn’t necessary to see a good tackle. You can hear it.”

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“The essence of football is blocking, tackling, and execution based on timing, rhythm and deception.”

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“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.”

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“We count on winning. And if we lose, don’t beef. And the best way to prevent beefing is – don’t lose.”

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“Show me a good and gracious loser and I’ll show you a failure.”

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“One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than fifty preaching it.”

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“The best thing I ever learned in life was that things have to be worked for. A lot of people seem to think there is some sort of magic in making a winning football team. There isn’t, but there’s plenty of work.”

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“I’ve found that prayers work best when you have big players.”

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“Win or lose, do it fairly.”

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“Football is a game played with arms, legs and shoulders but mostly from the neck up”

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“No star playing, just football.”

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“Tell the public about the boys. They’re the ones that do the work and they should get the credit. The people are interested in them, not me.”

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“Most men, when they think they are thinking, are merely rearranging their prejudices.”

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“Let’s win one for the Gipper.”

Wikipedia:  Knute Rockne

A Prayer of Thanks for the Arrival of College Football Season – We Are Americans….Let’s Play Football!

Maybe it’s wrong that we said a Prayer of Thanks this morning that College Football season has arrived but who the Hell cares!

We Are Americans…..Let’s Play Football!

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, August 28, 2014 – John Heisman

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, August 28, 2014 – John Heisman

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“Don’t cuss. Don’t argue with the officials. And don’t lose the game.”

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“When you find your opponent’s weak spot, hammer it.”

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“To break training without permission is an act of treason.”

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“When in doubt, punt!”

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“The true football fan pays no attention to time or mileage when there is a big game to see.”

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“Coaches should be masterful, commanding, even dictatorial. A coach has no time to say “please” or “mister.” Occasionally he must be severe.”

Wikipedia:  John Heisman

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, August 27, 2014 – Peter Drucker

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, August 27, 2014 – Peter Drucker

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“A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge.”

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“Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information.”

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“Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.”

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“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.”

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“Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.”

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“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”

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“People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.”

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“The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.”

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“The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.”

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“Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.”

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“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.”

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“Management by objective works – if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don’t.”

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“Never mind your happiness; do your duty.”

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“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

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“We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.”

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“Morale in an organization does not mean that “people get along together”; the test is performance not conformance.”

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“A man should never be appointed into a managerial position if his vision focuses on people’s weaknesses rather than on their strengths.” The Practice of Management (1954)

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“It does not matter whether the worker wants responsibility or not, …The enterprise must demand it of him.” The Practice of Management (1954)

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“The postwar [WWII] GI Bill of Rights–and the enthusiastic response to it on the part of America’s veterans–signaled the shift to the knowledge society. Future historians may consider it the most important event of the twentieth century. We are clearly in the midst of this transformation; indeed, if history is any guide, it will not be completed until 2010 or 2020. But already it has changed the political, economic and moral landscape of the world.” Managing in a Time of Great Change (1995)

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“Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior executives make decisions or that only senior executives’ decisions matter. This is a dangerous mistake.”

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“Never mind your happiness; do your duty.”

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“Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.”

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“Management by objective works – if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don’t.”

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“Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.”

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“We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.”

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“No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.”

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“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

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“Business, that’s easily defined – it’s other people’s money.”

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“Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window.”

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“The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.”

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“Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level.”

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‘Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.”

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“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”

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“The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer.”

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“The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say ‘I’. And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say ‘I’. They don’t think ‘I’. They think ‘we’; they think ‘team’. They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don’t sidestep it, but ‘we’ gets the credit…. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done.”

Wikipedia:  Peter Drucker

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, August 26, 2014 – Winston Churchill

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, August 26, 2014 – Winston Churchill

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“Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.”

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“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.”

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“It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required.”

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“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”

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“All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.”

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“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

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“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”

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“We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.”

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“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—hoping it will eat him last.”

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“The problems of victory are more agreeable than the problems of defeat, but they are no less difficult.”

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“If you are going to go through hell, keep going.”

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“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

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“The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”

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“I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.”

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“The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.”

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“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”

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“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.”

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“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”

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“Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all the others.”

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“If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

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“You ask, What is our policy? I will say; “It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us: to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy.” You ask, What is our aim? I can answer with one word: Victory—victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.”

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“We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and the oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.”

Wikipedia:  Winston Churchill

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, August 25, 2014 – Joe Paterno

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, August 25, 2014 – Joe Paterno

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“Believe deep down in your heart that you’re destined to do great things.”

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“Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.”

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“Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.”

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“Publicity is like poison; it doesn’t hurt unless you swallow it.”

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“Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won’t taste good.”

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“The minute you think you’ve got it made, disaster is just around the corner.”

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“The name on the front of the jersey is what really matters, not the name on the back.”

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“The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.”

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“When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.”

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“You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That’s the mark of a true professional.”

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“You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you’ll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit.”

Wikipedia:  Joe Paterno

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Sunday, August 23, 2014 – Susan B. Anthony

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Sunday, August 23, 2014 – Susan B. Anthony

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“Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations… can never effect a reform.”

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“Failure is impossible.”

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“I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.”

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“I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.”

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“I don’t want to die as long as I can work; the minute I can not, I want to go.”

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“I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim. Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.”

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“I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.”

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“If all the rich and all of the church people should send their children to the public schools they would feel bound to concentrate their money on improving these schools until they met the highest ideals.”

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“The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball – the further I am rolled the more I gain.”

Wikipedia:  Susan B. Anthony

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, August 23, 2014 – Paul Brown

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, August 23, 2014 – Paul Brown

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“A winner never whines.”

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“Football is a game of errors. The team that makes the fewest errors in a game usually wins.”

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“The key to winning is poise under stress.”

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“What we have currently available is what we have available.”

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“When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less.”

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“You can learn a line from a win and a book from a defeat.”

Wikipedia:  Paul Brown

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, August 22, 2014 – George Halas

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, August 22, 2014 – George Halas

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“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.”

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“Nothing is work unless you’d rather be doing something else.”

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“Find out what the other team wants to do. Then take it away from them.”

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“If you live long enough, lots of nice things happen.”

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“Don’t do anything in practice that you wouldn’t do in the game.”

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“You can achieve only that which you will do.”

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“Many people flounder about in life because they do not have a purpose, an objective toward which to work.”

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“San Francisco has always been my favorite booing city. I don’t mean the people boo louder or longer, but there is a very special intimacy. When they boo you, you know they mean you. Music, that’s what it is to me. One time in Kezar Stadium they gave me a standing boo.”

Wikipedia Page:  George Halas 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, August 21, 2014 – John Madden

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, August 21, 2014 – John Madden

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“Coaches have to watch for what they don’t want to see and listen to what they don’t want to hear.”

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“Don’t worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon.”

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“If you see a defense team with dirt and mud on their backs they’ve had a bad day.”

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“Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.”

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“The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.”

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“The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else.”

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“The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.”

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“When your arm gets hit, the ball is not going to go where you want it to.”

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“A team should never practice on a field that is not lined. Your players have to become aware of the field’s boundaries.”

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“You can’t win games if you can’t get first downs.”

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“You can’t win games if the offense can’t score.”

Wikipedia:  John Madden

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