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" Bo Schembechler was the best after-dinner speaker I ever heard. He'd even have the old boys in the back of the room snorting and jumping up and down. "
" When you come into Camp Randall Stadium to play a game, you better double-clutch your chinstrap because you're going to be in a smash-mouth game. "
" I don't want to get back into the pressure cooker of play-by-play and worry about travel. I don't want to die in a stadium parking lot. "
" I think college football is a reflection of Middle America. You go into a college football town, and you will find three generations of a family sitting together. It's a rallying point for the university, the community, and the families. "
" I talk to the guy who busted his butt all week to buy a color TV, and the woman who's raising her kids, the people I owe a debt to. I'm talking to people in hotel rooms, lonesome people. "
" If I've helped people enjoy the telecast, that's fine. That's my purpose. "
" When the money gets bigger and the stakes get higher, the sea gets wider, and the sharks in the water grow sharper teeth. "
" The best way to get somebody's attention is with a little quiet, and then yell at 'em. "
" Baseball is a game of geometry, while football is a game of explosive emotion. Every emotion known to mankind is in that 60 minutes - pride, pain, dedication, satisfaction, fear. "
" The older I got, the more willing I was to go into the Southern vernacular, because some of it's funny. "
" The one thing you can't ever forget - the playing field is the property of the players and the coaches. It is not to be used by some fat-butted announcer trying to make a name for himself. "
" This 'Whoa, Nellie!' thing is overrated. There were all kinds of stories going around. People said I had a mule in Georgia named Nellie. Well, we had a mule in Georgia, but her name was Pearl. "
" If I could get someone like John Grisham or someone like that to sit down and write a book with me, I'd love that. "
" Football is not a contact sport, it is said: it is a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport. "
" My grandma once told my mama, 'The kid's walking crazy around the cornfield, talking to himself.' I was calling ballgames. "
" You must tell the truth. You must be truthful to yourself and the values of the game that got you there. "
" It's the broadcaster's dilemma. Are we true journalists? I don't know if I am or not. "
" Amplify, clarify, and punctuate, and let the viewer draw his or her own conclusion. "