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Martha was watching the football game with me when she said, 'You know, most of these sports are based on the idea of one group protecting its territory from invasion by another group.' 'Yeah,' I said, trying not to laugh. Girls are funny. (Quote by - Jack Handey)

I don't like to lose, and that isn't so much because it is just a football game, but because defeat means the failure to reach your objective. I don't want a football player who doesn't take defeat to heart, who laughs it off with the thought, 'Oh, well, there's another Saturday.' The trouble in American life today, in business as well as in sports, is that too many people are afraid of competition. The result is that in some circles people have come to sneer at success if it costs hard work and training and sacrifice. (Quote by - Knute Kenneth Rockne)

Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women it is merely a good excuse not to play football. (Quote by - Fran Lebowitz)

Edwards commented as he signed an extension to his contract. We have good young players in the program and strong schedules in the coming years. The future looks bright for BYU football. I also want to get a number of projects off the ground before I retire. (Quote by - LaVell Edwards)

The main reason for doing it now had more to do with the players. This is a great group. This particular group has really worked hard to prepare themselves. And we have a chance to have a good football team. (Quote by - LaVell Edwards)

You can't be a Real Country unless you have a BEER and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a BEER (Quote by - Francis Vincent “Frank” Zappa, Jr.)

How is your health? I feel pretty good, and I'm very anxious to get the season going. I think we have a chance to have a good football team. I don't have any health problems. I don't know how any of the stuff gets started. My health is very good. (Quote by - LaVell Edwards)

Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst elements of American life. Violence and committee meetings. (Quote by - George F. Will)

If you are worshipping false gods—such as football, baseball, gold, tennis, or money or technology or automobiles or houses or gold or silver—and you can tell what a man worships by what he does on Sunday—repent and start worshipping the true and living God, the maker of heaven and earth and all things that in them are. (Quote by - Hartman Rector, Jr.)

Football is a game of cliches, and I believe in every one of them. (Quote by - Vincent Lombardi)

I feel that the progress I have made as a coach, as well as a person, is a direct result of the growth that I have made through my Church callings. I had the opportunity to serve as a bishop in a campus ward while I was still an assistant coach. When I was appointed head football coach in 1972, I decided to approach my role as a coach much the same as I did as a bishop, delegating responsibility to my assistants, putting responsibility on the players for self-improvement in all aspects of their lives, and using personal interviews with players to try to give positive reinforcement and encouragement so that they might do their very best and reach their full potential, both on and off the field. (Quote by - LaVell Edwards)

Pro football is like nuclear warfare. there are no winners, only survivors. (Quote by - Frank Gifford)

Coming out of BYU's football spring, 1999, practice: We might have a chance to be pretty good. (Quote by - LaVell Edwards)

Commenting on LaVell Edwards' contribution to college football: He may not be at the head of the class, but whatever class he is in it doesn't take long to call the roll. (Quote by - Bum Phillips)

I feel an autumnal Saturday, no matter how beautiful, is wasted if it doesn't find me sitting in on a football game. (Quote by - Howard Roberts)

Describing an opposing team: Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck. (Quote by - Don Schula)

When we have adversity we oftentimes tend to look around and think that we're the Lone Ranger. We tend to believe that we're the only one who has problems. And we always look around and see others who are more talented, taller, smarter, handsomer, or faster. I can assure you, everyone has problems—even football coaches. The ability we have to handle this adversity will determine the degree of success that we will have in life. (Quote by - LaVell Edwards)

I'm old, old enough to play baseball or football. I'm not eight yet. My Mom told me when you start baseball, you aren't going to be able to run that fast because you had an operation. I told Mom I wouldn't need to run fast. When I play baseball, I'll just hit them out of the park. Then I'll be able to walk. (Quote by - Edward J. McGrath Jr.)

Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game and dumb enough to think it's important. (Quote by - Eugene J. McCarthy)

Reminiscing: No one knows until you live it, to be there, to tee it up each week, to get yourself ready, the players and whatever else. I think it's a very, very difficult, tough and demanding job. And to be able to, particularly, stay at the level of expertise that we have over the years. Along with the fact that we have made football a presence at BYU. I think those are the things that are about as satisfying as anything that has happened. Then, of course, the players. I think the thing that will be the most difficult is leaving the relationships and the involvement. (Quote by - LaVell Edwards)

Current condition of the BYU football program? I think it's in good shape. We've got some good young players. We've had two or three pretty good recruiting years. We lost some players, obviously, that hurt us, but you always have turnover in college through attrition (graduation, transfers). That's the nature of the game. (Quote by - LaVell Edwards)

In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: Hit the line hard. (Quote by - Theodore Roosevelt)


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