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American Football Quotes

written by: emeyekayee
Identify the football legends responsible for the following colorful quotes relating to their sport.

Question 1:

This early Auburn coach said "Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy than to fumble this football."
Willie Stargel
John Heisman
Otis Armstrong
Pop Warner

Question 2:

This person, who coached at Michigan State from 1954-1972, said "Football is not a contact sport - it is a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport."
Wayne Hardin
Bo Shembechler
Duffy Daugherty
Jerry "Doak" Walker

Question 3:

After USC lost 51-0 to Notre Dame, his postgame message to his team was: "'All those who need showers, take them."
Howard Jones
John McKay
John Wooden
Pete Carroll

Question 4:

Which Notre Dame coach said, "The only qualifications for a lineman are to be big and dumb. To be a back, you only have to be dumb."?
Knute Rockne
Charlie Weis
Ty Willingham
Lou Holtz

Question 5:

What Notre Dame coach said, "Show me a good and gracious loser, and I'll show you a failure."?
Ara Parsegian
Knute Rockne
Lou Holtz
Charlie Weis

Question 6:

To which Notre Dame legend is the following quote attributed? "I've found that prayers work best when you have big players."
Ara Parseghian
Jessie Harper
Knute Rockne
Frank Leahy

Question 7:

The importance of practice was emphasized in the following statement made by this Notre Dame head coach: "Lads, you're not to miss practice unless your parents died or you died."
Ara Parseghian
Knute Rockne
Frank Leahy
Lou Holtz

Question 8:

What Arkansas Razorback coach said, "The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it."?
Lou Holtz
Houston Nutt
Frank Broyles
Tommy Nobles

Question 9:

Which University of Alabama coach said, "I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game."?
Gene Stallings
Ray Perkins
Bear Bryant
Mike Shula

Question 10:

Which Bear Bryant quarterback said "When you win, nothing hurts."?
Mike Ditka
Joe Namath
Jerry Rome
Kenny Stabler


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