When the best football coaches are mentioned, Paul William “Bear” Bryant (1913 – 1983) is usually at the top of the list. His coaching status, even today, is considered legendary. 323 college football victories. 6 national championships. 13 Southeastern Conference titles.
But for me, I like his quotes best of all:
“The old lessons (work, self-discipline, sacrifice, teamwork, fighting to achieve) aren’t being taught by many people other than football coaches these days. The football coach has a captive audience and can teach these lessons because the communication lines between himself and his players are more wide open than between kids and parents. We better teach these lessons or else the country’s future population will be made up of a majority of crooks, drug addicts, or people on relief.”
“It’s not the will to win that matters – everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.”
“It’s not the dog in the fight that counts, it’s the fight in the dog.” (For more, see here.)
And if you’re interested in whether or not he was a Christian, read here.