Lou Holtz Quotes
A lifetime contract for a coach means if you're ahead in the third quarter and moving the ball, they can't fire you.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
After winning, most teams become individuals; most teams become complacent.
All an agent is going to do is buy things for a player, damage his eligibility, and make the player dependent on them.
All my life, I've been trying to make a hole-in-one. The closest I've come is a bogey.
An agent won't help you get drafted higher, won't make you win more games, and won't make you faster or stronger.
As a coach, one thing that used to frustrate me was one player would make a bad decision, and that's all you would read about in the papers all over the country. We have so many athletes do so many wonderful things for other people, and you never read about it.
At age nine, I got a paper route. Sixty-six papers had to be delivered to sixty-six families every day. I also had to collect thirty cents a week from each customer. I owed the paper twenty cents per customer per week, and got to keep the rest. When I didn't collect, the balance came out of my profit. My average income was six dollars a week.
At home I have a copy of the April 21, 1986, issue of 'Sports Illustrated.' I'm on the cover with the blurb, 'Can Lou Do It?' I'd just arrived at Notre Dame, and with spring football underway, I was the focal point of that week's coverage.
Coaching is nothing more than eliminating mistakes before you get fired.
Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated.
Don't be a spectator, don't let life pass you by.
Don't run if you can walk. Don't walk if you can stand. Don't stand if you can sit. Don't sit if you can lie down.
Don't tell your problems to people: eighty percent don't care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them.
ESPN is a great organization to work for.
Everyone goes through adversity in life, but what matters is how you learn from it.
Football coaches don't have real problems.
For victory in life, we've got to keep focused on the goal, and the goal is Heaven.
God answers prayers, but he doesn't always answer it your way.
God looks after children, animals and idiots.
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January 6, 1937
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