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(SPARTANS):  “BATTLES ARE WON BY BREAKING THE WILL OF YOUR OPPONENTS TO FIGHT ON”.

QUOTE:  Some people try to find things in this game that don't exist but football is only two things - blocking and tackling.  (Vince Lombardi)

MIKE TOMLIN (STEELERS)  “THE MOST VIOLENT TEAM CONTROLS THE TEMPO”

JOHN WOODEN:  “DON’T WHINE, DON’T MAKE EXCUSES, AND DON’T COMPLAIN”!

DAN RILEY (STRENGTH COACH):  “The strongest muscle in the NFL is in the HEART”!

LOMBARDI:  “HIT THE HARDEST, THE MOST, & MORE OFTEN AND YOU’LL WIN THE GAME”.

MOUNTJOY WEIGHT ROOM WALL SLOGAN:

                        “WINNERS TRAIN;
                          LOSERS COMPLAIN”!

OLD WOODY HAYES QUOTE:  “GO HARD OR GO HOME”!!!!!

STEVE YOUNG:  “Leadership isn’t really about leading people.  It is about getting them to follow you”.

JOHN MADDEN:  “FOOTBALL IS STILL A GAME OF PASSION AND EMOTION, AND WHEN YOU LOSE THAT YOU DON’T HAVE ANYTHING””!

“SIMPLICITY – SIMPLICITY – SIMPLICITY”!

“DON’T LET YOUR MOUTH WRITE A CHECK THAT YOUR BODY CAN’T CASH”?

(JOE GIBBS):  "When you are winning, fight like you are losing."

JOE GIBBS:  “Two greatest trials are dealing with success, AND failure”!

PATRIOTS:  “Don’t talk – PLAY”!

"BEAR" BRYANT:  “Not only I won’t quit, I CAN’T”!

PARCELLS:  “Without toughness and dedication and heart, without the will to persevere, all the skill in the world won’t make you a winner”!

GEORGE YOUNG (Late Giants’ GM):  “The first thing I look for in a QB is COURAGE”!

BELICHICK:
A)  hitting
"When you step out on the field, you're trying to hit them, they're trying to hit you”.
B)  playing physical
"Football is a contact sport. Being able to control the line of scrimmage, and cause turnovers with contact, and jam receivers and that kind of thing, is very important in terms of controlling the tempo of the game. Offensively it's the same thing, they're trying to do that to you and you've got to be able to hold your ground and battle back on that. I think that is always a significant part of the game, being physical, initiating the contact, being aggressive and making sure that on the football field you are able to hold your ground and control your turf."you. That's the game."

“TNT” = TODAY, NOT TOMORROW

"Never give in! Never give in! Never, never, never. Never…in anything great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense." -- Sir Winston Churchill

(WATERLOO – 1815):  General Cambrone's famous statement " La Garde meurt ne se rendent pas" ( The Guard dies but does not surrender) was really quite appropriate for many of the old soldiers who vanished in the gloom of that evening.

In football – frustration can be handled in 2 different ways:  #1.  Self Pity, or,  #2. Take it out on someone else!

BUD WILKINSON:  “Football is a morale game – it is primarily a game of the HEART”!

Morale, also known as esprit de corps when discussing the morale of a group, is an intangible term used for the capacity of people to maintain belief in an institution or a goal, or even in oneself and others. The second term applies particularly to military personnel and to members of sports teams, but is also applicable in business and in any other organizational context, particularly in times of stress or controversy.
According to Alexander H. Leighton, "morale is the capacity of a group of people to pull together persistently and consistently in pursuit of a common purpose".

“WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK ABOUT YOU IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS”!

STEELERS:  “The harder the conflict the sweeter the victory”!

JON GRUDEN:  “Football is not a 9 AM to 5 PM job, it is a 5 AM to 9 PM job”!!!

Someone once said about Bear Bryant, "he can take his-uns and beat your-uns and he take your-uns and beat his-uns”!

The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'.

Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.

LOU HOLTZ:  “Practice doesn’t make perfect – PERFECT practice makes perfect”!

“Impose your WILL on your opponent;  let your opponent know that you ARE boss; the will to win WILL win”.

Mental toughness is our ability to react positively to adverse situations.  These situations will occur in football games, practice and life.

EDDIE RICKENBACHER (American WWI Hero):  “Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do.  There can be no courage unless you’re scared”!

“Trust your hunches…. Hunches are usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.”

“Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries” (James Michener)

“Never give a sucker an even break, & always keep an eye on a pal”!

"Part of being a champ is acting like a champ. You have to learn how to win and    not run away when you lose."

“A leader, once convinced that a particular course of action is the right one, must be undaunted when the going gets tough.” -- Ronald Reagan

"I think Tom Moore, the guy who's been the Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator, said it best".  "He said about coaching, 'You're talking experience, and not age.'

“There are only two options regarding commitment: You’re either in or you’re out. There’s no such thing as life in-between.”
—Pat Riley

“The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.”  - Vince Lombardi

"Don't be a bad loser, but don't lose."Knute Rockne

"I tell him, 'Son, I'll make every effort to understand you, and I think I can, because I was eighteen once, but you've never been sixty-two.'" Woody Hayes, talking about "relating" to a player.

"When you're winning, you don't need any friends. When you're losing, you don't have any friends" Woody Hayes

CHURCHILL:  “Battles are important because the change peoples’ perspectives” (after Guadalcanal – Marines KNEW they could beat the Japs).

'Do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.'

“Men are not against you, they are merely for themselves” (Gene Fowler- American journalist & author).

“The only sure thing about luck is that it will change”  (Bret Harte – American author & journalist).

U.S. MARINES:  “There is no second place in combat”!!!

“Played wholeheartedly, football is a soul-satisfying outlet for the rugged, courageous type of boy who likes physical contact.  Played halfheartedly, football is a waste of time and energy.  Football is no halfway game.  To play it, you have to get wet all over.”

“If you get the best players, you’re going to get the kids who have egos.  You have to take the “I” concept out and get the ‘we’ concept.”

Wayne Woodrow “Woody” Hayes Quotes
“You win with people.”

“Statistics always remind me of a fellow who drowned in a river where the average depth was only three feet.”

“Being cold, like being determined to win, is just a state of mind.”

“I’m not trying to win a popularity poll.  I’m trying to win football games.  I don’t like nice people.  I like tough, honest people.”

“Paralyze resistance with persistence.”

“Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen.  The ones who win get inside their players heads and motivate them.”

“The height of human desire is what wins, whether it’s on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium.”

“I’ve had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven’t run into one yet that can outwork me.  And if they can’t outwork you, then smarts aren’t going to do them much good.  That’s just the way it is.  And if you believe that and live by it, you’d be surprised at how much fun you can have.”

“You can’t fight in the artic if you haven’t trained in the cold”
-Churchill

"Your players' attitude toward you hinges on just one thing, and that is respect. If they do not respect you, you've lost them. If you have their respect, you've got it made."Bud Wilkinson, all-time great coach at Oklahoma

"If you get into a war, you stay until you get killed or until you win." Bum Phillips

RUSS GRIMM:  “The greatest thing for an offensive lineman is to move a man from point A to point B against his will”!!! (impose your will on your opponent)

“Success is getting up after you get knocked down. Everybody is going to have problems. Everybody is going to get knocked down. The question is:
Are you going to stay down, or are you going to GET UP?” ~ Lou Holtz

"You can't run off a good player, by being too hard on him." - Bear Bryant

“There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in or you’re out. There’s no such thing as life in-between.”  —Pat Riley

“We believe and teach our boys they must be more aggressive and “out-mean” our opponents if they expect to win with consistency.  If we “out-mean” and physically whip our opponents by hard blocking and tackling, and we are consistent in doing it, we’ll win a lot of football games.  Football is a contact sport, and we must make the initial contact.  In order to be a winner a boy must whip his man individually, and the team must beat the opponent physically”.  Paul “Bear” Bryant

“Football in its purest form remains a physical fight.  As in any fight, if you don’t want to fight, it’s impossible to win.”  Bud Wilkinson

“I feel more strongly about this than anything else in coaching:  Anybody who lacks discipline, who doesn’t want to be part of the team, who doesn’t want to meet the requirements – has to go.  It’s that simple.” 
Bud Wilkinson

It takes the hammer of persistence to drive the nail of success. - John Mason

If you blame others for your failures, do you credit others with your successes? - Author Unknown

“Being physical and out-hitting the other guy is still the way to win”.

“BULL” SIMONS:  "If history is any teacher, it teaches that when you get indifferent and you lose the will to fight, some other guy who has the will to fight will take you over."

Persistence Goes the Distance. - Jim Clemmer

"People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to."  - George Allen

The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win. The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before. ~Steve Young

"Excuses are the nails in which you build the house of failure" – Unknown

"It's no use saying, "We are doing our best." You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary." -Winston Churchill

Les Miles:  “Integrity, discipline, toughness, and the primacy of group over individual!!!

Pat Summitt: If you are my loyal friend – you “have my back”.  My dog does as much!

URBAN MEYER:  “The tougher you are, the tougher you get!

(GERMAN ARMY MANUAL):  ""No plan of operations extends with certainty beyond the first encounter with the enemy's main strength"

There is a certain blend of courage, integrity, character and principle which has no satisfactory dictionary name but has been called different things at different times in different countries. Our American name for it is "guts."

The single most common reason organizations self-destruct is disloyalty, especially when the members knife each other in the back.

"I found out that it's not good to talk about my troubles. Eighty percent of the people who hear them don't care and the other twenty percent are glad you're having them."
- Tommy LaSorda ,LA Dodgers manager

(JOE BUGEL):  “LTG” = Legitimate Tough Guy!

BILL WALSH:  “A coach cannot be predictable.  If you are a soft-soap “players’ coach” – they players will take advantage of you.  If you are a “hard-ass” – some players will not respond to that.  Best be “unpredictable”.

WOODY HAYES:  I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people.

Reason can treacherously deceive a man, but emotion is always sure and never leaves him.

“Failures are expected by losers,
        ignored by winners”  (Joe Gibbs)

THREE THINGS TO REMEMBER:
1.  Games are played on GRASS - not PAPER!
2.  On PAPER - the "guy who has the pencil last wins"!
3.  AFTER the two teams "COLLIDE" - plans go out the window & MANHOOD takes over:
As Napoleon once said, “All the plans of war go out the window after the first shot is fired.” He said this because the realities of war and business; unexpected things happened. You must maintain control, so you might change your tactics but not the strategic plan. Be realistic and flexible.

( You Can Educate Ignorance But You Can't Fix Stupid)

My Contact Info: Coach Bill Mountjoy phone: 804-716-7038 EST /  Email: butzadams@hotmail.com


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durfee4
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Just found this post very good read,and many should.Plenty to take from. Here is one you can paint in your weight/locker room. (The only place SUCCESS comes before WORK is in the dictionary!!

Success only comes before Work in the dictionary


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wow.  many goosebumps.  thx for the post.

Dream Big.  Work Hard. Stay Humble.


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Coach Ken
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My personal favorite: "Being better than the worst is no accomplishment!"

“A system should never reduce the game to the point where it simply blames the players for failure because they did not physically overwhelm the opponent.” - Bill Walsh


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