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Lou Holtz

My philosophy in life is, Decide what you want to do. You have to have something to hope for.

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Lou Holtz

God looks after children, animals and idiots.

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Lou Holtz

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.

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Lou Holtz

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.

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Lou Holtz

I have no desire at all to become the winningest coach at Notre Dame. The record belongs to Knute Rockne or some other coach in the future.

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Lou Holtz

How do you know what it's like to be stupid if you've never been smart?

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Lou Holtz

The team that's on defense first (in overtime) has the advantage because they know whether they need a touchdown a field goal or just a score.

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Lou Holtz

If Tiger Woods had played football, he would have been a quarterback.

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Lou Holtz

I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care. You’ve got to make a sincere attempt to have the right goals to begin with, then go after them with appropriate effort, and remember that you can’t really achieve anything great without the help of others.

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Lou Holtz

Coaching is about helping young people have a chance to succeed. There is no more awesome responsibility than that. One of the greatest honors a person can have is being called 'Coach.'

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Lou Holtz

In the nineties, everybody wants to talk about their rights and privileges. Twenty-five years ago, people talked about their obligations and responsibilities.

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Lou Holtz

Sacrifice, discipline and prayer are essential. We gain strength through God's word. We receive grace from the sacrament. And when we fumble due to sin - and it's gonna happen - confession puts us back on the field.

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Lou Holtz

As a coach, one thing that used to frustrate me was one player would make a bad decision, and that's all you would read about in the papers all over the country. We have so many athletes do so many wonderful things for other people, and you never read about it.

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Lou Holtz

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.

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Lou Holtz

I do think coaches need to get away from the game more, though. It's good for them.

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Lou Holtz

Adversity is another way to measure the greatness of individuals. I never had a crisis that didn't make me stronger.

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Lou Holtz

Remember this. Bear Bryant retired at age 69, and he died 28 days after he stopped coaching. If you don't have something, and a purpose in your life, you're gonna die.

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Lou Holtz

The standards you establish for others must reflect the standards you set for yourself. No one will follow a hypocrite.

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Lou Holtz

My first assistant-coaching job in football was at William & Mary in 1961.

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Lou Holtz

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

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Lou Holtz

I feel that God wants me to coach; otherwise, he wouldn't have put the desire in me.

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Lou Holtz

What you are capable of achieving is determined by your talent and ability. What you attempt to do is determined by your motivation. How well you do something is determined by your attitude.

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Lou Holtz

Don't let failure get you down. Babe Ruth struck out over 1,300 times.

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Lou Holtz

It's always better to face the truth, no matter how uncomfortable, than to continue coddling a lie.

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Lou Holtz

Don't ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise.

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Lou Holtz

The freedom to do your own thing ends when you have obligations and responsibilities. If you want to fail yourself - you can - but you cannot do your own thing if you have responsibilities to team members.

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Lou Holtz

Never settle for second when first is available

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Lou Holtz

Momentum is whatever your attitude determines it to be.

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Lou Holtz

Everyone wants to win on Saturday afternoon when the game is played.  It’s what you do the other six days that decides the outcome

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Lou Holtz

If you continually ask yourself, "What's important now?", you won't waste time on the trivial.

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Lou Holtz

Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.

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Lou Holtz

A lifetime contract for a coach means if you're ahead in the third quarter and moving the ball, they can't fire you.

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Lou Holtz

All winning teams are goal-oriented. Teams like these win consistently because everyone connected with them concentrates on specific objectives. They go about their business with blinders on; nothing will distract them from achieving their aims.

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Lou Holtz

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

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Lou Holtz

All my life, I've been trying to make a hole-in-one. The closest I've come is a bogey.

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Lou Holtz

I don't drink water, haven't drank water in 40 years.

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Lou Holtz

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

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Lou Holtz

Give me a blackboard. I can stop anything on a blackboard.

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Lou Holtz

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.

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Lou Holtz

I believe your attitude is the most important choice you can make.

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Lou Holtz

The way you motivate a football team is to eliminate the unmotivated ones.

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Lou Holtz

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.

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Lou Holtz

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

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Lou Holtz

No one has ever drowned in sweat.

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Lou Holtz

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

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Lou Holtz

Broadcasting is easy; you just talk until you think of something to say.

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Lou Holtz

You've got to have great athletes to win, I don't care who the coach is. You can't win without good athletes but you can lose with them. This is where coaching makes the difference.

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Lou Holtz

The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren't in a very good mood.

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Lou Holtz

A team wins with the elimination of mistakes and with people who want to win and can't stand losing.

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Lou Holtz

Teamwork is the foundation of success. The three universal questions that an individual asks of his coach, player, employee, employer are: Can I trust you? Are you committed to excellence? And, do you care about me?