Friday Frivolity – Who Said After Losing A Game…..”All Those Who Need Showers, Take Them”?




“Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small  boy……..than to fumble THIS football” – John Heisman

“Show me a good and gracious loser…….and I’ll show  you a failure.” – Knute Rockne /Notre Dame

“I make my practices real hard ……..because if  a player is a quitter…..I want him to quit in practice, not in a  game.” – Bear Bryant / Alabama

“It isn’t necessary to see a good tackle…..You can  hear it!” – Knute Rockne / Notre Dame

“At Georgia Southern, we don’t cheat…….That  costs money and we don’t have any.” – Erk Russell / Georgia Southern.

“Football is only a game. Spiritual things are  eternal. Nevertheless, Beat Texas.” – Seen on a church sign in Arkansas prior to the 1969  game.

“After you retire, there’s only one big event  left….and I ain’t  ready for that.” – Bobby Bowden / Florida State

“The man who complains about the way the ball bounces  is likely to be the one who dropped it.” – Lou Holtz / Arkansas – Norte Dame

“When you win, nothing hurts.” – Joe Namath / Alabama

“Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not  motivated.” – Lou Holtz / Arkansas – Norte Dame

“If you want to walk the heavenly streets of  gold…you gotta  know the password, Roll, tide, roll!” – Bear Bryant / Alabama

“A school without football is in danger of  deteriorating into a medieval study hall.” – Frank Leahy / Notre Dame

“There’s nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you.” – Woody Hayes / Ohio State

“I don’t expect to win enough games to be put  on NCAA probation. I just want to win enough to warrant an  investigation.” – Bob Devaney / Nebraska

“In Alabama , an atheist is… someone who doesn’t believe in Bear  Bryant.” – Wally Butts / Georgia

“I never graduated from Iowa , but I was only  there for two terms – Truman’s and  Eisenhower’s.” – Alex Karras / Iowa

“My advice to defensive players: Take the  shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad  humor.” – Bowden Wyatt / Tennessee

“I could have been a Rhodes Scholar…….except  for my grades.” – Duffy Daugherty / Michigan State

“Always remember …..Goliath was a 40 point favorite over  David.” – Shug Jordan / Auburn

“They cut us up like boarding house pie… and that’s real small pieces.” – Darrell Royal / Texas

“They whipped us like a tied up  goat.” – Spike Dykes / Texas Tech

“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.” – Walt Garrison / Oklahoma State

“Son, you’ve got a good engine, but your hands aren’t on the steering wheel.” – Bobby Bowden / Florida State

“Football is NOT a contact sport – it is a collision sport. Dancing IS a contact sport.” – Duffy Daugherty / Michigan State

After USC lost 51-0 to Notre Dame, his post  game message to his team: “All those who need showers…take  them.” – John McKay / USC

“If lessons are learned in defeat… our team is  getting a great education.” – Murray Warmath / Minnesota

“The only qualifications for a lineman are to be big and  dumb. To be a back,  you only have to be dumb.” – Knute Rockne / Notre Dame

“Oh, we played about like three tons of buzzard puke this afternoon.” – Spike Dykes / Texas Tech

“We live one day at a time and scratch where it  itches.” – Darrell Royal / Texas

“We didn’t tackle well today but we made up for it  by not blocking.” – John McKay / USC

“Three things can happen when you throw the  ball… and two of them are bad .” – Darrell Royal / University of  Texas

“I’ve found that prayers work best when you have  big players.” – Knute Rockne / Notre Dame

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