Bobby Bowden quotes

  • Don't go to the grave with life unused.
    -- Bobby Bowden

    #Teamwork #Graves

  • To have the kind of year you want to have, something has to happen that you can't explain why it happened. Something has to happen that you can't coach.
    -- Bobby Bowden

    #Happy #New Year #Years

  • That boy don't know the meaning of the word fear. In fact, I just saw his grades, and that boy don't know the meaning of a lot of words.
    -- Bobby Bowden

    #Football #Boys #College

  • The greatest mistake is to continue to practice a mistake.
    -- Bobby Bowden

    #Mistake #Practice

  • After you retire, there's only one big event left....and I ain't ready for that.
    -- Bobby Bowden

    #Football #College #Events

  • I was always going to church with my mom, dad and sister. I was literally raised under the godly influence both at home and church. There was no alcohol and no smoking at our house. That was the way a Bowden was supposed to live. My dad always told me to represent the Bowden name in a respectful manner.
    -- Bobby Bowden

    #Mom #Dad #Home

  • I've always said it takes more courage to stand back there and throw a ball knowing you're fixing to get drilled than anything I can think of in football.
    -- Bobby Bowden

    #Football #Thinking #Nfl

  • Something has to happen that you can't coach.
    -- Bobby Bowden

    #Nfl #Coaches

  • There's only about 6 inches that turns that halo into a noose.
    -- Bobby Bowden

    #Nfl #Halos #Inches

  • He died right after he retired, and seeing that made me feel more conscious of a man needing a motive to live. If I ever got out of coaching, I would have to get a job somewhere, or I'm afraid I'd wilt on the vine, too.
    -- Bobby Bowden

    #Jobs #Men #Nfl

  • I learned a long time ago that you don't have to go around using bad language and trying to hurt people to show how macho you are. That stuff won't get you anywhere, it just shows lack of vocabulary and character.
    -- Bobby Bowden

    #Hurt #Character #Vocabulary

  • Discipline to me is sacrifice; it's willingness to give up something you want to do, so you can better yourself.
    -- Bobby Bowden

    #Giving Up #Sacrifice #Nfl

  • I am not happy with moral victories. Those things are forgotten.
    -- Bobby Bowden

    #Nfl #Victory #Moral

  • Somehow, I went from being too young, to being too old. Somewhere in there I must have been just right.
    -- Bobby Bowden

    #Nfl #Young

  • I guess I'll retire someday if I live that long.
    -- Bobby Bowden

    #Football #College #Long

  • He who gets the best players usually wins.
    -- Bobby Bowden

    #Sports #Winning #Player

  • A better ending could not have been scripted. Of course, if we had won, that would have been better.
    -- Bobby Bowden

    #Sports

  • As good as we were, we didn’t win a National Championship until 1993, mainly because we kept losing to Miami on missed kicks.  I used to get mad because nobody else would play Miami.  Notre Dame would play them, then drop them.  Florida dropped them.  Penn State dropped them.  We would play Miami and lose by one point on a missed field goal, and it would knock us out of the National Championship.  I didn’t want to play them, either, but I had to play them.  That’s why I said, When I die, They’ll say, ‘At least he played Miami.
    -- Bobby Bowden

    #Winning #Florida #Play

  • I’m praying for a misdemeanor
    -- Bobby Bowden

    #Praying

  • When I go after something, I go after it hard. It has always been that way. I don't know. It's in my blood.
    -- Bobby Bowden

    #Blood #Desire #Way

  • I learned more from the mistakes than from the good things.
    -- Bobby Bowden

    #Monday #Morning #Mistake

  • Son, you've got a good engine, but your hands aren't on the steering wheel.
    -- Bobby Bowden

    #Football #Son #College

  • If short hair and good manners won football games, Army and Navy would play for the national championship every year.
    -- Bobby Bowden

    #Football #Army #Hair

  • I suppose I'm like most coaches now, standing on the sideline hoping somebody asks them a question.
    -- Bobby Bowden

    #Sidelines #Coaches #Standing

  • Courage is doing something you need to do that might get you hurt.
    -- Bobby Bowden

    #Hurt #Needs #Might

  • Integrity makes my job easier. It's deception and dishonesty that requires so much diligent effort.
    -- Bobby Bowden

    #Jobs #Honesty #Integrity

  • If somebody mistreats you, treat ?em good. That kills ?em.
    -- Bobby Bowden

    #Ems #Killing #Treats

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