The only place you can win a football game is on the field, the only place you can lose it is in your hearts.
There is no such thing as defeat except when it comes from within. As long as a person doesn't admit he is defeated, he is not defeated-he's just a little behind and isn't through fighting.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates the weak ones.
The real make of a man is how he treats people who can do nothing for him.
Dance with the one who brung ya.
You've got to think lucky. If you fall into a mudhole, check your back pocket - you might have caught a fish
Potential just means you ain't done it yet.
You never lose a game if the opponent doesn't score.
The coach is the team, and the team is the coach. You reflect each other.
Three things can happen when you throw the ball, and two of them are bad.
Breaks balance out. The sun don't shine on the same ol' dog's ass every day.
I don't count on the boy who waits till October, when it's cool and fun, then decides he wants to play.
A boy shows how much he wants to play in the spring, when it's tough, and during two a days, when it's hot and tough.
You know, a football coach is nothing more than a teacher. You teach them the same subject, and you have a group of new guys every year.
We don't want any candy stripes on our uniforms. These are work clothes.
I learned this about coaching: You don't have to explain victory and you can't explain defeat.
You've got to be in a position for luck to happen. Luck doesn't go around looking for a stumblebum.
Don't matter what they throw at us. Only angry people win football games.
They cut us up like boarding house pie. And that's real small pieces.
When I was a freshman at Oklahoma in 1946, the game was sold out - and it's been sold out ever since.
If worms carried pistols, birds wouldn't eat 'em.
There are always going to be people who run faster, jump higher, dive deeper, and come up drier.
I try not to make the same mistakes today that I made yesterday.
Coaching at Texas and playing at the University of Oklahoma, I had the opportunity to see a lot of guys in Texas - Texas lettermen - who I played against.
I didn't want to stay until I had used up all the enjoyment because that's too long to stay anywhere.
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