Famous quotes by Coachs


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"If you can't accept losing, you can't win"
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"You're never a loser until you quit trying"
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"If someone needs help, I can offer advice. I'm not always right and people don't always listen"
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"Anyone who's a parent dreads that call in the middle of the night. I have four grown children and I still dread it"
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"I guess I'm flattered that people think I can help get things done"
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"The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better"
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"I enjoy talking to young people, and talking to people about helping young people. That part is not a chore. It's pretty fun, and something I like to do because I think it's important"
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"Don't shed any tears for me. I got to live a dream most people don't get to live"
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"Did you know that nearly one in three children live apart from their biological dads? Those kids are two to three times more likely to grow up in poverty, to suffer in school, and to have health and behavioral problems"
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"I've said all along that God is in control"
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"I've always talked to players about perception and reality. I don't worry about perception. There may be some of that, that people want to attach to a good name, but the reality is that some good things can happen"
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"The Lord has a plan. We always think the plans are A, B, C and D, and everything is going to be perfect for us and it may not be that way, but it's still his plan"
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"Lovie Smith and I are not only the first two African-Americans but Christian coaches showing that you can win doing it the Lord's way and we're more proud of that"
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"But I know I have a son who doesn't listen to anything I say and if he hears the same thing from someone else, sometimes it has a little more impact"
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"It's just really making sure I am doing the best job I can do as a dad. I do think that is my No. 1 job"
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"Everything's not going to go perfect. You're going to have some losses that you're going to have to bounce back from and some things that are a little unforeseen that you're going to have to deal with"
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"But there's no substitute for a full-time dad. Dads who are fully engaged with their kids overwhelmingly tend to produce children who believe in themselves and live full lives"
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"Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is"
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"Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength"
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"The further I get away from coaching, the more I know I made the right decision. You almost forget how wonderful family life is"
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"I could never have pictured myself writing a book when I was 25 years old. My mom was an English teacher but I wasn't that way growing up"
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"We talked about some of our experiences, focusing, hanging together down the stretch, important games. It's not necessarily who has the most talent but what team sticks together and executes their fundamentals the best"
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"To win those big games you're going to have to complete some third-down passes, you're going to have to be able to get some explosive games in the passing game"
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"We've got guys who aren't wrapping guys up... No matter how hard you hit them, you've still got to wrap them up"
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"I learned from Chuck Noll in Pittsburgh that speed and explosiveness on defense is the way to build a team. Both are difficult for your opponent to assimilate in practice and then in games it is even harder to match"
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"I just don't think you pass on a great quarterback if you have the opportunity. If need be, you can trade it away"
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"You never know what's going to happen. My mother was an English teacher. If someone had told her that I was going to write a book, she would never have believed that. So you can never say never"
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"You may not win the Super Bowl. Your kids may not go on to be doctors and lawyers and everything may not go perfectly. That doesn't mean it was a bad plan or the wrong thing. It's just like a football season. Everything's not going to go perfect"
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"The first thing you have to do is make sure you're still wanted back. I never take that for granted any more"
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"That's the difference between the NCAA and the NFL right now. They've got to step up and say, 'We're going to do the right thing. We're going to hire qualified people. We're going to hire the best man for the job regardless of what boosters or anyone else has to say.'"
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