Woody Hayes Quotes:
1. “I will pound you and pound you until you quit.”
2. “Winning takes care of everything.”
3. “I try to get six to seven hours sleep at night, and try not to miss any meals. What time is left goes to football.”
4. “I used to say that three things can happen on a forward pass, two of them bad. I don’t say that anymore, because I found out four things can happen on a forward pass. The fourth thing is, you can get fired.”
5. “Defeats are the things that make men out of you.”
6. “A football team improves more between the first and second games, than any other time of the season.”
7. “[F ‘em]. Run ‘em over.”–on Michigan State fans blocking the bus after the game
8. “I believe you are only as good as you have to be.”
9. “Not everybody can be first team, but you can always put the team first.”
10. “The only meaningful statistic is number of games won.”
10 Knute Rockne Quotes:
1. “One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than fifty preaching it.”
2. “Show me a good and gracious loser and I’ll show you a failure.”
3. “Win or lose, do it fairly.”
4. “The Army halfback covering me almost yawned in my face, he was that bored.”
5. “Tell the public about the boys. They’re the ones that do the work and they should get the credit. The people are interested in them, not me.”
6. “One loss is good for the soul, Too many losses is not good for the coach.”
7. “On the road we’re somebody else’s guests – and we play in a way that they’re not going to forget we visited them.”
8. “You know, I’ve been attending so many banquets that I know what they’re going to serve before I get there.”
9. “The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven.”
10. “There is no need for me continuing unless I’m able to improve.”
10 of my favorite Bill Parcells quotes:
1. “No matter how much you’ve won, no matter how many games, no matter how many championships, no matter how many Super Bowls, you’re not winning now, so you stink.”
2. “Success is never final, but failure can be.”
3. “I had an Italian mother. She didn’t view what I was doing as really a profession. She viewed it as recreation. I said, “Gee Mom, I’m going to be the head coach of the New York Giants.” And she said to me, “When are you going to get a real job like your brother the banker?””
4. “I see a little progress, … So as long as I keep seeing that, then I’m willing to give him everything I’ve got.”
5. “The only players I hurt with my words are the ones who have an inflated opinion of their ability. I can’t worry about that.”
6. “Sometimes when everybody’s feeding you the cheese it’s hard not to eat it.”
7. “Knowledge is confidence. And confidence lets you play fast.”
8. “My entire life has been spent thinking about this game. That’s pretty narrow . . . I don’t view myself as a person who’s well-versed in very many subjects. I’m not proud of that.”
9. “All the backs in the history of this game are the same when there isn’t any hole to run through.”
10. “I like linebackers. I collect ‘em. You can’t have too many good ones.”
When: Saturday, August 13, 2011
Where: Renaissance Club Sport in Walnut Creek
Cost: $75/coach via online registration. $85/coach for day of registration. Group discounts are available for coaching staffs.
8:00 – 8:30 – Registration
8:30 – 9:15 – General Session – De La Salle Head Coach Bob Ladouceur
9:15 – Break
9:30 – 10:15 – Offensive Breakout Sessions – 3 offensive lectures to choose from
10:15 – Break
10:30 – 11:00 – Special Teams – De La Salle Defensive Coordinator – Coach Terry Eidson
11:05 – 11:50 – Defensive Breakout Sessions – 3 defensive lectures to choose from
12:00 – Open question and answer session with select members of De La Salle staff
For more details, click here, or go to the De La Salle website at www.dlshs.org.
1. “There’s a lot of blood, sweat and guts between dreams and success.”
2. “I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game.”
3. “When you make a mistake, there are only three things you should ever do about it: 1. Admit it 2. Learn from it. 3. Don’t repeat it.”
4. “Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and don’t quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and don’t quit until you reach it. Never quit.”
5. “In a crisis, don’t hide behind anything or anybody. They are going to find you anyway.”
6. “How many people watch you give a final exam? Well, I have 50,000 watch me give mine – every Saturday!”
7. “I’ll put you through hell, but at the end of it all we’ll be champions.
8. “There’s no substitute for guts.”
9. “In life, you’ll have your back up against the wall many times. You might as well get used to it.”
10. Three Rules of Coaching: “Surround yourself with people who can’t live without football. Recognize winners. They come in all forms. Have a plan for everything.”
Frank Glazier Clinics will be hosting another FREE clinic Thursday, July 7th at 6PM Eastern Standard Time. The clinic will be about, “The Basics Of The Pass Rush And Counters.”
You can sign up here.
Read below for Coach DeChon Burns Bio.
DeChon Burns – Sacramento Mountain Lions – Former D-Line Coach
The Miners increased their sack total from 16 to 23 during Burns’ first year in El Paso. The 23 sacks were divided amongst 15 players, including eight defensive linemen.
Robert Soleyjacks tied for second in the nation in fumble recoveries with four, while adding 28 tackles and 2.5 tackles for losses. Bernard Obi was appointed to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team after tallying 15 tackles, including 2.5 for losses. Other D-Line standouts included Brandis Dew (4.5 TFL in only seven games), Landon Goodwell (32 tackles, four TFL), Aaron King (23 tackles, four TFL), Ja-Boy Leomiti (31 tackles, 4.5 TFL), James Olalekan (24 tackles, 3.5 TFL) and Steve Riddick (32 tackles, 4.5 TFL).
Texas Southern finished 31st in tackles for losses in the Division Football Championship Subdivision in 2007, averaging seven per game. TSU was also 41st nationally in pass defense, yielding 190.7 yards per game. Headlining the Tiger defense was senior end Derrick Gray, who tied for first in the country in tackles for losses per game (2.2) and tied for eighth in sacks per game (0.9).
In 2006 Texas Southern tied for sixth in the nation in turnovers gained (29) and interceptions (17), 18th in third down conversion percentage defense (32.8 percent), tied for 23rd in fumble recoveries (12), and tied for 31st in sacks (23). Senior linebacker Vincent Davis was tied for 10th in the NCAA in sacks per game (0.9) and tied for 15th in tackles for losses per game (1.5), and senior safety Stacey Thomas was tied for 15th in tackles per game (10.4).
Burns was the defensive line coach at TSU in 2004 and 2005 prior to being elevated to defensive coordinator. He started his college coaching career as a defensive graduate assistant under Steve Spurrier at Florida in 2001. The Gators posted a 10-2 mark that year and beat Maryland in the FedEx Orange Bowl, 56-23, to close out the campaign rated third nationally.
Burns followed Spurrier to the NFL’s Washington Redskins for the 2002 and 2003 seasons. His title was assistant defensive line coach/defensive quality control in 2002 and defensive assistant/special teams in 2003. During the summer of 2004 Burns took part in the NFL’s Minority Internship Program, working with the San Francisco 49ers as assistant linebackers coach.
He was a member of USC’s 1989 Rose Bowl team before suffering a neck injury that ended his collegiate career. He assisted the Trojan coaching staff during the 1990, 1991 and 1992 seasons.
Also an accomplished baseball player, Burns played center field for USC in 1992 and was in the Houston Astros’ Developmental League in Merced, Calif. in 1994.
He received his bachelor of arts degree in Communications from USC in 1993. Burns is fluent in Spanish. He and his wife, Enid, have two sons, Lorenzo (11) and Simeon (10), and a daughter, Jailyn (7).
The Great Bobby Bowden
1. “Don’t go to the grave with life unused.”
2. “The greatest mistake is to continue to practice a mistake.”
3. “I am not happy with moral victories. Those are forgotten.”
4. “Discipline to me is sacrifice. It’s a willingness to give up something you want to do, so you can better yourself. “
5. “If somebody mistreats you, treat ‘em good. That kills ‘em.”
6. “Winning coaches always remember that there is only one foot difference between a halo and a noose.”
7. “Sportsmanship to me is going out and playing as hard as you can within the rules.”
8. “After you retire, there’s only one big event left… And I ain’t ready for that.”
9. “I suppose I’m like most coaches now, standing on the sideline hoping somebody asks them a question.”
10. “I guess I’ll retire someday if I live that long.”
10 Memorable Joe Pa quotes
1. “The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.”
2. “The minute you think you’ve got it made, disaster is just around the corner.”
3. “Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.”
4. “Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won’t taste good.”
5. “You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That’s the mark of a true professional.”
6. “You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you’ll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit.”
7. “The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.”
8. “Its the name on the front of the jersey that matters most, not the one on the back.”
9. “When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.”
10. “Believe deep down in your heart that you’re destined to do great things.”
Anybody else still wondering why Joe Pa is still coaching at age 84?
1. Every season is a journey. Every journey is a lifetime. ~ Mike Krzyzewski
2. What you do reflects your attitude, not what you say or even how you say it. ~ Unknown
3. The more you complain, the more you find things to complain about. The more you give thanks, the more you find things to be thankful for. Bob Hoffman
Imagination is more important than knowledge. ~ Albert Einstein
4. Extra discipline makes up for a lack of talent and a lack of discipline quickly siphons away extra talent, that’s why it’s frequently the most disciplined rather than the most gifted rise to the top. ~ Unknown
5. There are three reasons we make mistakes, don’t know, don’t care, or not able (ignorance, apathy, ability). ~ Mike Davis
6. Players and parents need to know what a coach stands for, AND what he or she won’t stand for. ~ Unknown
7. R.E.P.S.- Repetition Elevates Personal Skills. ~ Conor Gillen
8. Kids don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care. ~ Unknown
9. Teamwork: The fuel that produces uncommon results in common people. ~ Unknown
10. If you think small things don’t matter, think of the last game you lost by one point. ~ Unknown