33 Most Famous Lou Holtz Quotes

33 Most Famous Lou Holtz Quotes

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Lou Holtz is a former college football player, author, and motivational speaker from West Virginia. He was the head coach for many renowned universities including University of Minnesota, University of Notre Dame, and University of South Carolina. His most impressive career achievement was finished the 1988 season with Notre Dame with a 12-0 undefeated record.

“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.”

“Behind every successful person, stands a very successful mother-in-law.”

“Coaching is nothing more than eliminating mistakes before you get fired.”

“Don’t be a spectator, don’t let life pass you by.”

“Don’t tell your problems to people: eighty percent don’t care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them.”

“How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.”

“I asked you to pack your headgear and shoulder pads, but more importantly your defense and your kicking game, because that’s what wins game like this.”

“I bet you went on one date and wanted to get married.”

“I can’t believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary.”

“I can’t explain why a bride buys her wedding dress, whereas a groom rents his tux.”

“I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions.”

“I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it.”

“If he’s got golf clubs in his truck or a camper in his driveway, I don’t hire him.”

“If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today.”

“If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn’t make your house look any better.”

“It’s no contest. They’re pretty darn good.”

“It’s not my job to motivate players. They bring extraordinary motivation to our program. It’s my job not to de-motivate them.”

“It’s not the load that breaks you down – its the way you carry it.”

“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”

“Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.”

“No one has ever drowned in sweat.”

“On this team, we’re all united in a common goal: to keep my job.”

“Our defense is playing very well, … They haven’t given up the big play.”

“Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.”

“The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it.”

“They better expand that stadium to 175,000 by Saturday if they’re going to get everyone in there that thinks they’re going to get in.”

“They say a tie is like kissing your sister. I guess that is better than kissing your brother.”

“They’ve got it over the hump. They’ve got it established. As long as they’ve got great senior leadership, it will continue to happen.”

“This is the type of game you live for.”

“When all is said and done, more is said than done.”

“You’ll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.”

“You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.”