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If you want to coach you have three rules to follow to win. One, surround yourself with people who can't live without football. I've had a lot of them. Two, be able to recognize winners. They come in all forms. And, three, have a plan for everything. A plan for practice, a plan for the game. A plan for being ahead, and a plan for being behind 20-0 at half, with your quarterback hurt and the phones dead, with it raining cats and dogs and no rain gear because the equipment man left it at home.
 

If you want to walk the heavenly streets of gold, you gotta know the password, "Roll, tide, roll!"
 

If you were to ask me if football is a coach's game, I'd have to say it is. And always was.
[Football]
 

If you whoop and holler all the time, the players just get used to it.
 

In a crisis, don't hide behind anything or anybody. They're going to find you anyway.
[Crisis]
 

In life, you'll have your back up against the wall many times. You might as well get used to it.
 

In order to have a winner, the team must have a feeling of unity; every player must put the team first - ahead of personal glory.
 

It's awfully important to win with humility. It's also important to lose. I hate to lose worse than anyone, but if you never lose you won't know how to act. If you lose with humility, then you can come back.
 

It's been years since I've had a real input in the game anyway. For this game, I've just tried to keep all the other stuff away from the players and coaches.
 

It's nice to have the opportunity to play for so much money, but it's nicer to win it.
 

It's not the will to win that matters - everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters.
 

Justifying the role of athletics: "It's kind of hard to rally 'round a math class."
 

Lee Roy was the best college linebacker - bar none. He would have made every tackle on every play if they had stayed in bounds.
 

Little things make the difference. Everyone is well prepared in the big things, but only the winners perfect the little things.
 

Losing doesn't make me want to quit. It makes me want to fight that much harder.
 

Mama called, and when Mama calls, you just have to come running.
 

Mama wanted me to be a preacher. I told her coachin' and preachin' were a lot alike.
 

Most coaches study the films when they lose.  I stuy them when we win - to see if I can figure out what I did right.
 

My approach to the game has been the same at all the places I've been. Vanilla. The sure way. That means, first of all, to win physically. If you got eleven on a field, and they beat the other eleven physically, they'll win. They will start forcing mistakes. They'll win in the fourth quarter.
 

My attitude has always been... if it's worth playing, it's worth paying the price to win.
 


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