27 Best Knute Rockne Quotes

27 Best Knute Rockne Quotes

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Knute Rockne was one of the most renowned football coaches in America. He began as a player at Notre Dame in 1910, this is also where he began his coaching career just four years later in 1914. Rockne died in a tragic plane crash at the age of 43.

“Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.”

“Drink the first. Sip the second slowly. Skip the third.”

“Football is a game played with arms, legs and shoulders but mostly from the neck up.”

“Four years of football are calculated to breed in the average man more of the ingredients of success in life than almost any academic course he takes.”

“If I flop, let ‘em pan me.”

“If we’re a hit, let ‘em say anything they want.”

“It isn’t necessary to see a good tackle. You can hear it.”

“It’s my show.”

“I’ve found that prayers work best when you have big players.”

“Let’s win one for the Gipper.”

“Make the present good, and the past will take care of itself.”

“Most men, when they think they are thinking, are merely rearranging their prejudices.”

“No star playing, just football.”

“Now I’m going to tell you something I’ve kept to myself for years. None of you ever knew George Gipp. He was long before your time, but you all know what a tradition he is at Notre Dame. And the last thing he said to me, “Rock,” he said, “sometime when the team is up against it and the breaks are beating the boys, tell them to go out there with all they’ve got and win just one for the Gipper. I don’t know where I’ll be then, Rock,” he said, “but I’ll know about it and I’ll be happy.”

“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.”

“One loss is good for the soul, Too many losses is not good for the coach.”

“One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.”

“Play like you’re positive on the victory, even though they’re leading big now.”

“Show me a good and gracious loser, and I’ll show you a failure.”

“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.”

“The essence of football was blocking, tackling, and execution based on timing, rhythm and deception.”

“There is no need for me continuing unless I’m able to improve.”

“We can all be geniuses because one definition of genius is the infinite capacity for taking pains.”

“We count on winning. And if we lose, don’t beef. And the best way to prevent beefing is don’t lose.”

“When you were riding on the crest of a wave, you were most likely to be missing out on something.”

“Win or lose, do it fairly.”

“Yes, I now that you feel you are not strong enough. That’s what the enemy thinks too. But we’re gonna fool them.”