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" A lifetime contract for a coach means if you're ahead in the third quarter and moving the ball, they can't fire you. "
" Notre Dame is the one school that has a national recruiting base, from Florida to Texas to California. "
" All my life, I've been trying to make a hole-in-one. The closest I've come is a bogey. "
" I'm an old man, and all my life I've said that Notre Dame should remain independent because it's a national school. "
" When I work a game as an analyst, all I do is look at the game like a coach. "
" The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren't in a very good mood. "
" The Sisters of Notre Dame at St. Aloysius Grade School influenced my life tremendously. This was due to the fact that they encouraged you always to make sure that God is the focus of your life, and they didn't allow you to do anything except to the very best of your ability. "
" An agent won't help you get drafted higher, won't make you win more games, and won't make you faster or stronger. "
" My wife doesn't even want to spend 2 hours with me. "
" How do you know what it's like to be stupid if you've never been smart? "
" My first assistant-coaching job in football was at William & Mary in 1961. "
" I was born January 6, 1937, eight years after Wall Street crashed and two years before John Steinbeck published The Grapes of Wrath, his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about the plight of a family during the Great Depression. "
" If you look at the history of Notre Dame, if you hire a coach who's been successful at another college program, they're going to be ultra successful at Notre Dame because the talent will always be there. "
" I do think coaches need to get away from the game more, though. It's good for them. "
" I've followed Notre Dame football since 1946, when I listened on the radio and Johnny Lujack tackled Doc Blanchard in the open field to preserve a 0-0 tie. "
" In the successful organization, no detail is too small to escape close attention. "
" The key to winning is choosing to do God's will and loving others with all you've got. "
" It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test. "
" If he's got golf clubs in his truck or a camper in his driveway, I don't hire him. "
" Had I been a great athlete, I'm not sure I would have even gone into coaching. I may have turned out feeling that my life ended when my athletic career ended, as happens so many times with various athletes. "
" It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it. "
" If you're bored with life - you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things - you don't have enough goals. "
" I look at athletes in all sports and try to picture what kind of football player they'd be, what position they'd play and so on. "
" 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. "
" Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity. "
" I do know this: God does answer your prayers, but it's not always in the way you expect. God knows what's best for us, though, so there's no need to worry when things don't go how we originally wanted them to go. "
" You aren't going to find anybody that's going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance. "
" I'm no genius. "
" After winning, most teams become individuals; most teams become complacent. "
" For victory in life, we've got to keep focused on the goal, and the goal is Heaven. "
" I believe in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. "