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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, January 4, 2013 – Frank Thomas

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, January 4, 2013 – Frank Thomas

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From Wikipedia entry on Frank Thomas:

Frank Thomas played quarterback for Knute Rocke at Notre Dame from 1920 to 1922. According to Rockne, Thomas was the smartest player he ever coached.  Thomas’s best friend and roommate at Notre Dame was George “The Gipper” Gip.  

Frank Thomas was the head football coach at Alabama from 1931 to 1946 putting up records of…

Overall:  115 – 24 – 7 

SEC:  68 – 18 – 3

2 National Championships

Frank Thomas coached Paul “Bear” Bryant at Alabama who played for the Tide between 1933 – 1935 which included the 1934 Rose Bowl win over Stanford and the National Championship in the same year (which Coaches Hot Seat wrote about HERE in late November of last year)

Frank Thomas Quotes

“Keep the players high. Make practice a pleasure, not a lark. Be a disciplinarian, but not a slave driver. It’s better to have a short, full practice than a long lazy one.”

And

“No matter what the other fellow does on the field, don’t let him lure you into a fight. Uphold your dignity.”

And

“Proper conditioning is that fleeting moment between getting ready and going stale.”

Wikipedia:  Frank Thomas

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Alabama Rose Bowl

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