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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, January 31, 2015 – Joe Namath

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, January 31, 2015 – Joe Namath

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“First, I prepare. Then I have faith.”

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“If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?”

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“Till I was 13, I thought my name was “Shut Up.””

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“To be a leader, you have to make people want to follow you, and nobody wants to follow someone who doesn’t know where he is going.”

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“We’re going to win Sunday. I guarantee it.”

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“When we won the league championship, all the married guys on the club had to thank their wives for putting up with all the stress and strain all season. I had to thank all the single broads in New York.”

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“When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.”

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“When you win, nothing hurts.”

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“You learn how to be a gracious winner and an outstanding loser.”

Wikipedia:  Joe Namath

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, January 30, 2015 – Napoleon Bonaparte

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, January 30, 2015 – Napoleon Bonaparte

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“A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.”

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“A revolution can be neither made nor stopped. The only thing that can be done is for one of several of its children to give it a direction by dint of victories.”

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“A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.”

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“Ability is nothing without opportunity.”

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“Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.”

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“Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.”

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“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.”

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“Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.”

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“Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.”

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“He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.”

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“I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.”

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“If you want a thing done well, do it yourself”.

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“Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.”

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“It requires more courage to suffer than to die.”

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“Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.”

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“Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.”

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“One must change one’s tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one’s superiority.”

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“Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.”

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“The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies.”

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“The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.”

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“The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.”

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“The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.”

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“The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.”

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“To do all that one is able to do, is to be a man; to do all that one would like to do, is to be a god.”

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“Victory belongs to the most persevering.”

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“When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.”

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“With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything.”

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“If the art of war were nothing but the art of avoiding risks, glory would become the prey of mediocre minds…. I have made all the calculations; fate will do the rest.”

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“Success is the most convincing talker in the world.”

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“Impatience is a great obstacle to success; he who treats everything with brusqueness gathers nothing, or only immature fruit which will never ripen.”

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“The fool has one great advantage over a man of sense — he is always satisfied with himself.”

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“How many seemingly impossible things have been accomplished by resolute men because they had to do, or die.”

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“At the beginning of a campaign it is important to consider whether or not to move forward; but when one has taken the offensive it is necessary to maintain it to the last extremity.”

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“In a battle, as in a siege, the art consists in concentrating very heavy fire on a particular point. The line of battle once established, the one who has the ability to concentrate an unlooked for mass of artillery suddenly and unexpectedly on one of these points is sure to carry the day.”

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“The secret of great battles consists in knowing how to deploy and concentrate at the right time.”

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“A man who has no consideration for the needs of his men ought never to be given command.”

Wikipedia:  Napoleon Bonaparte

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, January 29, 2015 – Gale Sayers

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, January 29, 2015 – Gale Sayers

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“I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.”

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“There comes a time when you have to stand up and be counted.”

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“Athletes as role models and heroes is a hoax, a sick hoax. The men and women who are fighting in Iraq, they are the true heroes.”

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“We must stop the trend of closing schools and building prisons.”

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“When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.”

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“Our young people look up to us. Let us not let them down. Our young people need us. Saving them will make heroes of us all.”

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“I don’t care to be remembered as the man who scored six touchdowns in a game. I want to be remembered as a winner in life.”

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“There’s no way I would have made the Hall of Fame or set any of the records I did by myself. No matter how many yards I gained, whether it was three or 300, someone had to be there to make the block. Well, I played football, but you guys are out here giving a lot to make lives and to save lives. You need each other as much as we need you. Please continue to do what you’re doing.”

Wikipedia Page:  Gale Sayers

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A Few Thoughts From the Peanut Gallery Here At Coaches Hot Seat From the Arizona Desert During Phoenix Open and Super Bowl Week – Patriots and DeflateGate – Paul “Bear” Bryant and Recruiting Along With New Way To Rank College Head Coaches – Regime Change at Coaches Hot Seat In 2015…Not Being “Tough” Enough on College and NFL Head Coaches….What? – Sons of Liberty on the History Channel

A few thoughts from the Peanut Gallery here at Coaches Hot Seat from the Arizona desert during Super Bowl week

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As a few lucky Coaches Hot Seat members that are able to break away from work commitments for a few days to enjoy the beautiful sunshine of Arizona leading up to Super Bowl 49 trickle into Scottsdale below are a few issues we have been discussing:

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Lane Kiffin staying at Alabama for second year – Not that we are media mavens here at Coaches Hot Seat but we asked around among our friends in the San Francisco Bay area and all of them held the same opinion that…

“There was little to zero chance that the San Francisco 49ers were going to hire Lane Kiffin as their offensive coordinator.”

….which confirms our suspicions that Lane Kiffin was up for NO meaningful coaching jobs besides returning to Alabama for a second year and it is our opinion that if Kiffin had been offered an NFL offensive coordinator job or any decent head coaching job for that matter he would have been out of Tuscaloosa in a…

Nanosecond!

As for Lane Kiffin being some kind of savior to the Alabama football program it was because of Kiffin’s offensive playcalling the Bama defense was placed in some very tough spots this past season which directly led to…

Alabama’s loss to Ole Miss

Alabama’s near loss to Arkansas which has SIX losses in 2014

Alabama’s near loss to LSU which had FIVE losses in 2014

Alabama’s loss to Ohio State in a game if Alabama had NEVER thrown a pass and run the ball on every play rotating their strong stable of running backs Bama would have beaten the Buckeyes to the pulp and won by two touchdowns plus….but then Lane Kiffin wouldn’t get any credit and Total Flunkies that don’t know their ass from the side of barn couldn’t then be claiming Lane Kiffin is doing something that any random bum off the street couldn’t do if he was handed Alabama’s massive amount of talent…which any random bum off the street could do by the way!

The TRUTH is that Alabama came very close to having FOUR losses in 2014 and the problems within the program that former Bama QB AJ McCarron pointed out heading out the door two seasons ago now have NOT gone away and have in our opinion only gotten worse with Kiffin’s arrival in Tuscaloosa.

Below is Alabama’s 2015 Football Schedule:

Wisconsin (Dallas)
Middle Tennessee
Ole Miss
Louisiana-Monroe
At Georgia
Arkansas
At Texas A&M
Tennessee
LSU
At Mississippi State
Charleston Southern
At Auburn

Let’s see here…with Alabama’s talent….FIVE straight No. 1 Recruiting Classes according to Rivals.com….

Bozo the Clown could win TEN Games coaching Alabama in 2015

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….so can the combination of Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin win 11-plus games?

We shall all see together!

 

What does “DeflateGate” really mean…at least to us here at Coaches Hot Seat?  Question…Why?

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With New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft issuing a challenge to the NFL to prove in public what is reportedly being leaked in private and now saying most Patriot players believe the entire “Deflate” thing is a lot of “hogwash”….

Patriots Owner: Players not affected, Mike Reiss, ESPN.com

….the only question we have for whoever the Hell took the air out of those footballs is…

Why?

Why risk such embarrassment over such a trivial issue like a couple of less pounds in a football?

One thing that Bob Kraft, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady should make sure they are above is….

Any question at all in how they play the game…meaning playing the game of football within the rules

….and whatever the Hell happened with those football the REAL question is still there…

Why?

There is no logical answer to that question except to…

Gain An Advantage by Breaking the Rules

….which on this level of football in America brings us right back to…

Why?

We’ll answer that question this time….

Very Damn Stupid and Classless People that is Why….PERIOD.

In our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat of course.

 

Paul “Bear” Bryant and Chicken Salad

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What was it Paul “Bear” Bryant said about recruiting?

“I’m known as a recruiter. Well you’ve got to have chicken to make chicken salad.”

Oh, that’s right and in our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat and the opinion of anyone that has a lick of common sense…

You’ve got to have the players to win football games

….and this time right now meaning actually 24/7 365 days a year for college football coaches is what their own future and the future of their football program is ALL about because again…

You’ve got to have the players to win football games

We have been working on a new way to rank College Football Head Coaches here at Coaches Hot Seat and this ranking compares…

Final Jeff Sagarin Rankings over the last FIVE seasons

Rivals.com Team Recruiting Rankings over the last FIVE seasons

…and what we are finding with the above analysis is that…

There are Head Coaches that OVERachieve relative to their recruiting classes

There are Head Coaches that UNDERachieve relative to their recruiting classes

There are Head Coaches CLOSELY match in the Final Rankings relative to their recruiting classes

…and once the above what we are calling…

Final Rankings to Recruiting Classes Head Coaches Ranking

….is completed we will post the new way to rank coaches at Coaches Hot Seat which will be mighty entertaining reading.

Here’s just a taste of this new ranking looking at Nick Saban and Alabama’s Final Sagarin Ratings and Rivals.com Team Recruiting Rankings over the last FIVE seasons:

Nick Saban, Alabama (2010 – 2014)

Jeff Sagarin Final Rankings

2010 = 5
2011 = 1
2012 = 1
2013 = 3
2014 = 3

Average Final Sagarin Ranking = 2.6

Rivals.com Team Recruiting Rankings

2010 = 5
2011 = 1
2012 = 1
2013 = 1
2014 = 1

Average Final Rivals.com Ranking = 1.8

Nick Saban’s Ratio to Final Rankings to Recruiting Rankings

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Nick Saban UNDERachieved by a factor of -0.8 over the last FIVE seasons at Alabama!

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What does the 2015 college football season hold for Nick Saban and his new sidekick Lane Kiffin who will be out of coaching in short order if Alabama loses THREE or more games in the 2015 season?

We are going with more UNDERachievemenet in 2015 for Nick Saban and Alabama based upon THREE things:

1.  The problems that former Alabama QB AJ McCarron talked about within the Alabama football program when he was heading out the door after the 2013 season have not been fixed yet

2.  Lane Kiffin is on campus at the University of Alabama

3.  Nick Saban has lost his drive and fire to win championships

Oh, Nick Saban still would like to win another National Championship at Alabama especially under the new College Football Playoff but the fire that burned in Nick Saban for the past decade-plus to prove his doubters wrong and in some crazy way prove to his father what he could achieve have basically been met and when people reach their goals unless they set new and higher goals they lose the fire that burns within them that led to all their success in the first place.

Are we saying the Nick Saban dynasty is over at Alabama?

Only if Nick Saban wants it to be over and thus what happens to Alabama football in 2015 and beyond….at least as far in the future as Saban is the head football coach at Alabama….is still under the control of Nick Saban but if as the poet Robert Browning once wrote…

“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?”

…Saban’s reach no longer exceeds his grasp then…

The Nick Saban dynasty at Alabama is OVER….PERIOD.

Later this year a couple of Coaches Hot Seat Members will get the opportunity to see Nick Saban close-up and look into his eyes and they will report back then what they see in those eyes and what they hear on the ground…which also should be mighty Damn entertaining reading!

 

Coaches Hot Seat Regime Change in 2015

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As we wrote about a few weeks back there will be Regime Change at Coaches Hot Seat in 2015…

A Little Over 8 Years After Coaches Hot Seat Began In A Bar in San Francisco Regime Change is Coming to Coaches Hot Seat in 2015 – Coaches Hot Seat Future Possibilities – Go Oregon Ducks and WIN the National Championship!, Coaches Hot Seat Blog, January 8, 2015

…and during the weekend of the NFL Conference Championship Game the principles of Coaches Hot Seat got together in San Francisco as we have done for over two decades now which predates Coaches Hot Seat by a decade-plus to discuss the future of this website and one conversation in particular was entertaining to the max between the “older” or as we like to say “more mature” members of Coaches Hot Seat and the “younger” or as we like to say “out of Freaking control” members of Coaches Hot Seat.

That conversation went like this….

Older Coaches Hot Seat Member: “OK, you guys (looking at a handful of younger Coaches Hot Seat members) have been bitching about the way this website has been run for a number of years now so why don’t you tell us why we shouldn’t just sell Coaches Hot Seat to one of the people/companies that have made an offer on it and be done with the whole thing.”

Younger Coaches Hot Seat Member: “Sell Coaches Hot Seat? Outrageous! Hell, we can do a Helluva lot better job on Coaches Hot Seat than you sorry Bastards and we should be given the right to keep the website in the family so to speak.”

Older Coaches Hot Seat Member: “Run the Coaches Hot Seat website a Helluva lot better….how?”

Younger Coaches Hot Seat Member: “Well, first of all the website is shit.”

Older Coaches Hot Seat Member: “Really?”

Younger Coaches Hot Seat Member: “Yes. You are running the main website on some old piece of Crap software program and the Coaches Hot Seat Blog platform template is a disgrace as well.”

Older Coaches Hot Seat Member: “So you are saying you would bring the website up to modern day standards if you younger guys were running it?”

Younger Coaches Hot Seat Member: “How about first we bring the website into this century then we can bring it up to modern day standards!”

Older Coaches Hot Seat Member (to no one in particular): “How the Hell did this guy not get black-balled?”

Younger Coaches Hot Seat Member: “Don’t you remember…you are the one that sponsored me to join this club of old farts!”

Older Coaches Hot Seat Member: “That’s right…but only because you were a very good golfer and I needed a partner to win the annual golf tournament at Lake Tahoe!”

Younger Coaches Hot Seat Member: “And win that tournament we did…four years in a row now! There is another problem with the Coaches Hot Seat website that all the younger guys agree on that needs to be fixed as well.”

Older Coaches Hot Seat Member: “Yes, what is that?”

Younger Coaches Hot Seat Member: “To be frank…you older guys have been way too Damn easy on these college and NFL head coaches.”

Older Coaches Hot Seat Member: “The Hell you say! Maybe you should ask around because we aren’t exactly getting Christmas cards from any of these coaches and Hell some of their wives would probably kill us with their bare hands if they could get their hands on us!”

Younger Coaches Hot Seat Member: “Yea I know one coach’s wife in particular that would burn this house we are in down if she knew we were meeting here if she had matches and lighter fluid handy!

Older Coaches Hot Seat Member: “Tell me about it. That was a close call in Auburn a couple of years back for several of us that were talking to the wrong people at a tailgate party that weren’t exactly thrilled with Coaches Hot Seat!”

Explosion of laughter in the room

Younger Coaches Hot Seat Member: “Here we go with the war stories again. Seriously now…we just think that you older guys have been way too Damn soft on the Hot Seat college and NFL head coaches and if we get to run this website we are going to do two things. We are first going to bring the Coaches Hot Seat website into the 21 st Century and second we are going to REALLY start lighting up the asses of these Hot Seat coaches and crybabies like Art Briles that loves his cupcakes and loves to cry like a baby when he doesn’t get his way!”

Older Coaches Hot Seat Member: “Hell, everyone already knows Art Briles is a crybaby!  OK, we will take those things under advisement and let everyone know what direction we are going a week or so after the Super Bowl. OK? Good. Now let’s forget about all this Coaches Hot Seat shit and watch some NFL football.”

What does the future hold for Coaches Hot Seat in this year of Regime Change?

We don’t know yet but for Damn sure the Older Members of Coaches Hot Seat have been laughing a lot as they think about the possibility of the Younger Members of Coaches Hot Seat taking over things and being…

TOUGHER on the Hot Seat College and NFL Head Coaches!

Oh, that promises to be Mighty Damn Entertaining!

 

Sons of Liberty on the History Channel

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As we approach the 240 th Anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord in April 1775 which were the first battles of the American Revolutionary War between American and British soldiers all of us here at Coaches Hot Seat were thrilled this week to watch…

Sons of Liberty on the History Channel

….with our wives and old enough kids as the American colonists created what would become the American Republic.

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We really cannot say enough good things about the three-part Sons of Liberty television program mostly because many of us have studied American history our entire lives and Sons of Liberty is an incredibly accurate portrayal of the events of 1775 – 1776 in Boston and Philadelphia in the run-up to the beginning of the American Revolutionary War.

Below is a few Sons of Liberty promo videos and we encourage every American to watch the entire three-part series when it comes on the History Channel again or you can watch the entire series online at the History Channel website HERE = Sons of Liberty:

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, January 28, 2015 – Roger Staubach

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, January 28, 2015 – Roger Staubach

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“Football teaches you hard work. It takes a lot of unspectacular preparation to have spectacular results in both business and football.”

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“It’s okay to have personal ambitions, but you have to take someone with you.”

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“Confidence doesn’t come out of nowhere. It’s a result of something… hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.”

And

“Nothing good comes in life or athletics unless a lot of hard work has preceded the effort. Only temporary success is achieved by taking short cuts.”

And

“In any team sport, the best teams have consistency and chemistry.”

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“Winning isn’t getting ahead of others. It’s getting ahead of yourself.”

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“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.”

Wikipedia: Roger Staubach

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, January 27, 2015 – Johnny Unitas

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, January 27, 2015 – Johnny Unitas

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“There is a difference between conceit and confidence. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.”

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“I always thought I could play pro ball. I had confidence in my ability, You have to. If you don’t who will?”

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“My father was totally dedicated to this game and made sure everybody on the team was just as dedicated, because it is the ultimate team sport.”

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“Anything I do, I always have a reason for.”

Wikipedia:  Johnny Unitas

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, January 26, 2015 – Mike Krzyzewski – “Coach K”

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, January 26, 2015 – Mike Krzyzewski – “Coach K”

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“Effective teamwork begins and ends with communication.”

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“A common mistake among those who work in sport is spending a disproportional amount of time on “x’s and o’s” as compared to time spent learning about people.”

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“I define passion as extreme emotion.”

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“When you are passionate, you always have your destination in sight and you are not distracted by obstacles. Because you love what you are pursuing, things like rejection and setbacks will not hinder you in your pursuit. You believe that nothing can stop you!”

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“I don’t look at myself as a basketball coach. I look at myself as a leader who happens to coach basketball.”

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“Confrontation simply means meeting the truth head-on.”

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“Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.”

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“It takes courage not only to make decisions, but to live with those decisions afterward.”

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“During critical periods, a leader is not allowed to feel sorry for himself, to be down, to be angry, or to be weak. Leaders must beat back these emotions.”

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“You have to work hard at staying in contact with your friends so that the relationships will continue and live on… Friendships, along with love, make life worth living.”

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“In our program, the truth is the basis of all that we do. There is nothing more important than the truth because there’s nothing more powerful than the truth. Consequently, on our team, we always tell one another the truth. We must be honest with one another. There is no other way.”

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“Every leader needs to remember that a healthy respect for authority takes time to develop. It’s like building trust. You don’t instantly have trust, it has to be earned.”

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“In leadership, there are no words more important than trust. In any organization, trust must be developed among every member of the team if success is going to be achieved.”

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“Discipline is doing what you are supposed to do in the best possible manner at the time you are supposed to do it.”

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“There are five fundamental qualities that make every team great: communication, trust, collective responsibility, caring and pride. I like to think of each as a separate finger on the fist. Any one individually is important. But all of them together are unbeatable.”

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“Erect no artificial walls that might limit potential, stifle creativity, or shackle innovation.”

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“Leaders should be reliable without being predictable. They should be consistent without being anticipated.”

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“Courage and confidence are what decision making is all about.”

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“Encourage members of your team to take the initiative and act on their own.”

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“People want to be on a team. They want to be part of something bigger than themselves. They want to be in a situation where they feel that they are doing something for the greater good.”

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“That’s what I do now: I lead and I teach. If we win basketball games from doing that, then that’s great, but I lead and teach. Those are the two things I concentrate on.”

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“When we don’t match another team’s intensity—that doesn’t happen very often—then all of a sudden we do ‘J.J.-watching,’ where we’re watching J.J. play. We might as well get tickets and sit behind the bench. No one is doing anything out there.”

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“The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions.”

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“A basketball team is like the five fingers on your hand. If you can get them all together, you have a fist. That’s how I want you to play.”

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“I have a rule on my team: when we talk to one another, we look each other right in the eye, because I think it’s tough to lie to somebody. You give respect to somebody.”

Wikipedia:  Mike Krzyzewski – “Coach K”

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Sunday, January 25, 2015 – Pat Riley

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Sunday, January 25, 2015 – Pat Riley

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“A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.”

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“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.”

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“There can only be one state of mind as you approach any profound test; total concentration, a spirit of togetherness, and strength.”

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“There’s always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning.”

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“You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again.”

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“Being a part of success is more important than being personally indispensable.”

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“Being ready isn’t enough; you have to be prepared for a promotion or any other significant change.”

And

“Discipline is not a nasty word.”

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“Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on important acts he touches. This is not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing!”

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“Giving yourself permission to lose guarantees a loss.”

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“If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.”

And

“Look for your choices, pick the best one, then go with it.”

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“To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.”

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“When a great team loses through complacency, it will constantly search for new and more intricate explanations to explain away defeat.”

And

“You can never have enough talent.”

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“There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either in or you’re out. There’s no such thing as life in-between.”

And

“Great effort springs naturally from great attitude.”

Wikipedia Page:  Pat Riley

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, January 24, 2015 – Tennessee Williams

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, January 24, 2015 – Tennessee Williams

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“A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace.”

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“All of us are guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress.”

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“Death is one moment, and life is so many of them.”

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“Don’t look forward to the day you stop suffering, because when it comes you’ll know you’re dead.”

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“Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life.”

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“For time is the longest distance between two places.”

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“Hell is yourself and the only redemption is when a person puts himself aside to feel deeply for another person.”

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“I have always been pushed by the negative. The apparent failure of a play sends me back to my typewriter that very night, before the reviews are out. I am more compelled to get back to work than if I had a success.”

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“I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria, who were frightened of life, who were desperate to reach out to another person. But these seemingly fragile people are the strong people really.”

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“If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it.”

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“In memory everything seems to happen to music.”

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“Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.”

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“Life is an unanswered question, but let’s still believe in the dignity and importance of the question.”

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“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.”

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Luck is believing you’re lucky.

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“Luxury is the wolf at the door and its fangs are the vanities and conceits germinated by success. When an artist learns this, he knows where the danger is.”

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“Mendacity is a system that we live in. Liquor is one way out an death’s the other.”

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“Most of the confidence which I appear to feel, especially when influenced by noon wine, is only a pretense.”

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“Oh, you weak, beautiful people who give up with such grace. What you need is someone to take hold of you – gently, with love, and hand your life back to you.”

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“Once you fully apprehend the vacuity of a life without struggle, you are equipped with the basic means of salvation.”

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“Some mystery should be left in the revelation of character in a play, just as a great deal of mystery is always left in the revelation of character in life, even in one’s own character to himself.”

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“Success and failure are equally disastrous.”

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“Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it… Success is shy – it won’t come out while you’re watching.”

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“The future is called ‘perhaps,’ which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the important thing is not to allow that to scare you.”

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“The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that’s also a hypocrite!”

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“The strongest influences in my life and my work are always whomever I love. Whomever I love and am with most of the time, or whomever I remember most vividly. I think that’s true of everyone, don’t you?”

And

“Time rushes towards us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics, even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation.”

And

“To be free is to have achieved your life.”

And

“We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it.”

And

“When I stop working the rest of the day is posthumous. I’m only really alive when I’m writing.”

And

“Why did I write? Because I found life unsatisfactory.”

And

“You can be young without money but you can’t be old without it.”

And

“The theatre is a place where one has time for the problems of people to whom one would show the door if they came to one’s office for a job.”

And

Wikipedia:  Tennessee Williams

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, January 23, 2015 – Elvis Presley

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, January 23, 2015 – Elvis Presley

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“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.”

And

“Rhythm is something you either have or don’t have, but when you have it, you have it all over.”

And

“From the time I was a kid, I always knew something was going to happen to me. Didn’t know exactly what.”

And

“When I was a boy, I always saw myself as a hero in comic books and in movies. I grew up believing this dream.”

And

“I think I have something tonight that’s not quite correct for evening wear. Blue suede shoes.”

And

“Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.”

And

“Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can’t help but move to it. That’s what happens to me. I can’t help it.”

And

“Man, I really like Vegas.”

And

“Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.”

And

“I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to.”

And

“I have no use for bodyguards, but I have very specific use for two highly trained certified public accountants.”

And

‘There are too many people that depend on me. I’m too obligated. I’m in too far to get out.”

And

“I’d like to thank the Jaycees for electing me as one of their outstanding young men. When I was a child, ladies and gentlemen, I was a dreamer. I read comic books, and I was the hero of the comic book. I saw movies, and I was the hero in the movie. So every dream I ever dreamed, has come true a hundred times… And these gentlemen over here, these are the type of people who care, they’re dedicated, and they realize that it is possible that they might be building the kingdom of heaven, it’s not just too far fetched, from reality. I’d like to say that I learned very early in life that “Without a song, the day would never end; without a song, a man ain’t got a friend; without a song, the road would never bend — without a song.” So I keep singing a song. Goodnight. Thank you.”

And

“The first time that I appeared on stage, it scared me to death. I really didn’t know what all the yelling was about. I didn’t realize that my body was moving. It’s a natural thing to me. So to the manager backstage I said, “What’d I do? What’d I do?” And he said, “Whatever it is, go back and do it again.””

And

“The image is one thing and the human being is another…it’s very hard to live up to an image.”

And

“A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage. It’s my favorite part of the business — live concerts.”

And

“To judge a man by his weakest link or deed is like judging the power of the ocean by one wave.”

And

“There is a season for everything, patience will reward you and reveal all answers to your questions.”

And

“Don’t criticize what you don’t understand, son. You never walked in that man’s shoes.”

And

“Do what’s right for you, as long as it don’t hurt no one”

And

“We’re caught in a trap
I can’t walk out
Because I love you too much baby

Why can’t you see
What you’re doin’ to me
When you don’t believe a word I say?

We can’t go on together
With suspicious minds (Suspicious minds)
And we can’t build our dreams
On suspicious minds

So, if an old friend I know
Drops by to say hello
Would I still see suspicion in your eyes?

Here we go again
Askin’ where I’ve been
You can’t see these tears are real
I’m cryin’ (Yes, I’m cryin’)

We can’t go on together
With suspicious minds (Suspicious minds)
And we can’t build our dreams
On suspicious minds

Oh let our love survive
Ah dry the tears from your eyes
Let’s don’t let a good thing die

When honey, you know
I’ve never lied to you
Mm, mm, mm, mm, mm
Yeah, yeah

We’re caught in a trap
I can’t walk out
Because I love you too much baby

Why can’t you see
What you’re doin’ to me
When you don’t believe a word I say?

Now don’t you know I’m
Caught in a trap
I can’t walk out
Because I love you too much baby”
Suspicious Minds, Elvis Presley

Wikipedia Page: Elvis Presley

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