It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.
Bear Bryant's Three Rules for coaching: 1) Surround yourself with people who can't live without football. 2) Recognize winners. They come In all forms. 3) Have a plan for everything.
it's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog
In life, you'll have your back up against the wall many times. You might as well get used to It.
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes real good, then you did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games.
I'm not much of a golfer, I don't have any friends and, all I like to do is go home and be alone, and not worry about ways not to lose.
There's no substitute for guts.
When you can't score from the 1, you don't deserve to win.
Don't give up at halftime. Concentrate on winning the second half.
You have to be willing to out-condition your opponents.
Nearly every coach I've talked with tells me that the attention you get from media and other people is the thing you miss most. I don't know if that's right.
I think I'm telling the truth. I sat by Ray Perkins at the Hall of Fame dinner in New York, and at that time he didn't know he was our coach and I didn't either.
I'll put you through hell, but at the end of it all we'll be champions.
The fun never goes out, but it changes with the years, with winning and losing.
Back 12 years ago, when Dr. Mathews was president here, we had a plan that when I got ready to quit, we'd bring a certain guy in and he'd take over that day and I'd leave. But as time wore on, I realized that wouldn't have been good at all.