With football season once again on the horizon, I thought you might enjoy a few quotes from some famous college coaches... Football is such a great sport... The build up to the season beginning, as well as the weekly conversation about the game played the week before, and the one coming... There are also some aspects to sports where vital lessons are learned in life... One giving their all, cooperation among teammates, as well as overcoming adversity, and never giving up, or quitting no matter what the odds... Learning to win, and lose graciously, while also striving to improve all the time... Being complacent has never benefited anyone, and can lead to a false sense of security... These things can be applied not only within our fleshly existence, but even more importantly within the spiritual aspect of our lives... All that we are always begins from within, and that of course is the spirit in all who have been created in God's image...
These principles can certainly be applied when one is seeking to live a life that is pleasing to our Creator, and Sustainer... We owe HIM our all, yet can never really give God anything... For all is HIS anyway... Thankfully our Wonderful God is one who is defined by love, as HE has shown throughout the existence... There is much we can learn from HIM if willing to seek that which only HE alone can do through those who submit to HIS sovereign will... For God Almighty is from eternity, and there is NO OTHER like HIM... So should we actually boast, or take credit for that which HE gave us to begin with as it concerns the good characteristics, or talents GOD has instilled in us as individuals?...
May we show our utmost appreciation for all HE has done, is doing, and will continue to do as history unfolds in accordance to what God has foretold to occur long ago.... Prepare for that which is to come while growing in the grace, and knowledge of our Savior, and God... Enjoy life within the parameters that God has set in order for us to have life, and have it abundantly as we focus upon the Spiritual aspect of that which we have been blessed with...
Here are the quotes... God bless to all, and peace be with you...
"Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy than to fumble the football" - John Heisman
"I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game." – Bear Bryant / Alabama
"It isn't necessary to see a good tackle, you can hear it!” - Knute Rockne / Notre Dame
"At Georgia Southern, we don't cheat. That costs money, and we don't have any." – Erik Russell / Georgia Southern
"The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it." - Lou Holtz / Arkansas - Notre Dame
"When you win, nothing hurts." - Joe Namath / Alabama
"A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall." - Frank Leahy / Notre Dame
"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." - Woody Hayes / Ohio State
"I don't expect to win enough games to be put on NCAA probation. I just want to win enough to warrant an investigation." - Bob Devaney / Nebraska
"In Alabama , an atheist is someone who doesn't believe in Bear Bryant." - Wally Butts / Georgia
"I never graduated from Iowa . But I was only there for two terms - Truman's and Eisenhower's." – Alex Karras / Iowa
"My advice to defensive players is to take the shortest route to the ball, and arrive in a bad humor.” - Bowden Wyatt / Tennessee
"I could have been a Rhodes Scholar except for my grades." - Duffy Daugherty / Michigan State
"Always remember Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David." - Shug Jordan / Auburn
"I asked Darrell Royal, the coach of the Texas Longhorns, why he didn't recruit me ." He said, "Well, Walt, we took a look at you, and you weren't any good." - Walt Garrison / Oklahoma State
"Son, you've got a good engine, but your hands aren't on the steering wheel." - Bobby Bowden / Florida State
"Football is NOT a contact sport, it is a collision sport. Dancing IS a contact sport." - Duffy Daugherty / Michigan State
After USC lost 51-0 to Notre Dame, his post-game message to his team was, "All those who need showers, take them." - John McKay / USC
"If lessons are learned in defeat, our team is getting a great education.” - Murray Warmath / Minnesota
"The only qualifications for a lineman are to be big and dumb. To be a back, you only have to be dumb." - Knute Rockne / Notre Dame
"We live one day at a time and scratch where it itches." - Darrell Royal / Texas
"We didn't tackle well today, but we made up for it by not blocking." - John McKay / USC
"I've found that prayers work best when you have big players." - Knute Rockne / Notre Dame
Ohio State 's Urban Meyer on one of his players: "He doesn't know the meaning of the word fear. In fact, I just saw his grades and he doesn't know the meaning of a lot of words.”
Why do Tennessee fans wear orange? So they can dress that way for the game on Saturday, go hunting on Sunday, and pick up trash on Monday.
What does the average Alabama player get on his SATs? Drool.
How many Michigan State freshmen football players does it take to change a light bulb? None. That's a sophomore course.
How did the Auburn football player die from drinking milk? The cow fell on him.
Two Texas A&M football players were walking in the woods. One of them said, "Look, a dead bird." The other looked up in the sky and said,"Where?"
What do you say to a Florida State University football player dressed in a three-piece suit? "Will the defendant please rise."
If three Rutgers football players are in the same car, who is driving? The police officer.
How can you tell if a Clemson football player has a girlfriend? There's tobacco juice on both sides of the pickup truck.
What do you get when you put 32 Arkansas cheerleaders in one room? A full set of teeth.
University of Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh is only going to dress half of his players for the game this week; the other half will have to dress themselves.
How is the Kansas football team like an opossum? They play dead at home and get killed on the road.
Why did the Nebraska linebacker steal a police car? He saw "911" on the side and thought it was a Porsche.
How do you get a former Illinois football player off your porch? Pay him for the pizza.
I wanted to share a song with all of you music lovers... This song was written by the lead singer dedicated to his deceased mother... Based on her wanting to experience certain things that she shared with him throughout the coarse of her life, as well as what she already had, and enjoyed... It is one of those songs that has the perfect combination of various instruments, and a singer that has been blessed with a great voice...
One part of his lyrics declares "that heaven is overrated," expressing him wanting her back in his life... As we all do with those who we have lost... Death in the flesh is a foregone conclusion at some point for all who were born in it... But there is life beyond this temporary dwelling place that our spirits inhabit at this point in time... That of course is the Son of God WHO is the WAY, TRUTH, and LIFE...
One day the opportunity to fly across this vast universe that our Creator declared to exist, and does, will be experienced by those who place their faith in the very ONE who gave us life... The ONE TRUE GOD who wants us to experience life everlasting as HE has always been, and always will be...