Soccer is a continuous game, rugby is a continuous game, but for the physical elements that are involved in playing a football game and the number of plays that you play, I don’t know that it was ever intended to be a continuous game.
I always ask myself the question, do you like to win, or do you hate to lose?
I certainly like to win. But I really hate to lose. So when you think about that, you’re always motivated to, ‘I don’t want to lose the next game. I don’t want to lose the next game.’
You can blame the other guy for saying it, or you can look at yourself and say, ‘I must have contributed to this.’
Live by the creed that a strong work ethic, playing by the rules, and doing things the right way will bring about opportunities for success and, ultimately, happiness.
You can’t win together if you don’t work together.
I’ve had a lot more success helping guys then just being punitive.
We don’t have rules that people can’t use Twitter. We just want people to be responsible. We certainly don’t want them to do anything that’s going to affect themselves in an adverse way or affect our program, our university, or our team in an adverse way.
I just want everybody to know that I’m opposed to an unauthorized biography on anybody.
First of all, you’ve got to have a vision of ‘What kind of program do I want to have?’ Then you’ve got to have a plan to implement it. Then you’ve got to set the example that you want, develop the principles and values that are important, and get people to buy into it.
I think there’s a certain pride people have in competition.
I played so long ago, I don’t think anybody even knew you could transfer. I don’t think they knew anything about it.
Now, everybody always says there’s no ‘I’ in team, but there is an ‘I’ in win, because the individuals make the team what it is, and how they think and what they do is important to the team. So when you act like the individual is not important, well, it is damn important who these people are and what they are.
Bill Belichick was probably the most organized coach that I’ve ever been involved with.
I loved it at LSU.
I don’t want people to think I’m not happy when we win – I am. But there’s a difference between being happy for the feeling of accomplishing something and being overjoyed and feeling, ‘This is it – we conquered the world.’ We didn’t. We just won a game.