Nick Saban quotes

  • There are two pains in life. There is the pain of discipline and the pain of disappointment. If you can handle the pain of discipline, then you'll never have to deal with the pain of disappointment.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Pain #Disappointment #Two

  • When you play against good people, that's when you focus your concentration. Your sense of urgency to be disciplined in your execution all become more critical. Sometimes you get away with doing things not quite right against lesser competition, but when you play against real good people that's when it shows up.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Real #Play #People

  • I think everybody should take the attitude that we're working to be a champion, that we want to be a champion in everything that we do. Every choice, every decision, everything that we do every day, we want to be a champion.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Attitude #Thinking #Decision

  • I've always been able to stay focused on trying to recruit good players and trying to develop those players.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Player #Trying #Able

  • Becoming a champion is not an easy process... It is done by focusing on what it takes to get there and not on getting there.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Champion #Done #Becoming

  • The thing that concerns me the most is when I hear that people are making a lot of money a lot of ways except for the athletes, whether it's on the bowl games, the TV contracts, the conferences, the schools, the coaches, however you want to say it.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Athlete #School #Games

  • Discipline is not punishment. Discipline is changing someone’s behavior.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Punishment #Discipline #Behavior

  • We create a standard for how we want to do things and everybody's got to buy into that standard or you really can't have any team chemistry. Mediocre people don't like high-achievers and high-achievers don't like mediocre people.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Team #People #Want

  • It's not human nature to be great. It's human nature to survive, to be average and do what you have to do to get by. That is normal. When you have something good happen, it's the special people that can stay focused and keep paying attention to detail, working to get better and not being satisfied with what they have accomplished.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Average #Special People #Get Better

  • Your character is your accumulation of your thoughts, habits and priorities on a day-to-day basis.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Character #Priorities #Habit

  • Focus on the process of what it takes to be successful.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Successful #Focus #Being Successful

  • We have got to use every opportunity to improve individually so we can improve collectively.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Opportunity #Use

  • The formula for success is every guy can make a difference for the entire team in whatever his role is. And to do it right, to get it right, is a critical factor in being successful.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Team #Successful #Differences

  • Mediocre people hate high achievers, and high achievers hate mediocre people.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Hate #People #Mediocre

  • People who are role models for the principles and values of the organization, who buy in and understand the vision of what the organization is trying to accomplish, and have the personality to inspire other people to the vision. You know, that’s what team chemistry and leadership is all about.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Team #Organization #Role Models

  • I'm tired of hearing all this talk from people who don't understand the process of hard work-like little kids in the back seat asking 'Are we there yet?' Get where you're going 1 mile-marker at a time.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Tired #Kids #Hard Work

  • I don't control what people put on dot-com or anything else. So I'm just telling you there's no significance, in my opinion, about this, about me, about any interest that I have in anything other than being the coach here.
    -- Nick Saban

    #People #Dots #Opinion

  • I don’t care what you did yesterday. If you’re happy with that, you have bigger problems.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Yesterday #Care #Problem

  • The more one emphasizes winning, the less he or she is able to concentrate on what actually causes success.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Winning #Causes #Able

  • What happened yesterday is history. What happens tomorrow is a mystery. What we do today makes a difference - the precious present moment.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Opportunity #Differences #Yesterday

  • In the NFL you get one first-round draft pick if you're lucky. You couldn't really outwork anybody else. In college I could recruit ten players with first-round talent every year.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Sports #Player #College

  • Anyone who doesn't win their conference has no business playing in the national championship game.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Winning #Games #Championship

  • There is no continuum for success. Focus on the progress, not the results.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Sports #Focus #Progress

  • When you invest your time, you make a goal and a decision of something that you want to accomplish. Whether it's make good grades in school, be a good athlete, be a good person, go down and do some community service and help somebody who's in need, whatever it is you choose to do, you're investing your time in that.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Athlete #School #Goal

  • I don't think it's about who you play, I think it's about who you are.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Thinking #Play #Who You Are

  • You can't win together if you don't work together.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Winning #Together #Working Together

  • It doesn’t matter what you are ranked until the end.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Matter #Ends

  • Be on time because it shows you care.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Care #Show You Care #Shows

  • I’ve never considered joining Twitter, nor do I know why anybody would.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Joining

  • Do what you do and be who you are.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Nfl #Be Who You Are #Who You Are

  • Focus on the play like it has a history and a life of its own.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Play #Focus

  • Every choice, every decision, everything we do everyday, we want to be a champion
    -- Nick Saban

    #Decision #Choices #Champion

  • Any team that does not win it's conference championship game should not play in the BCS title game
    -- Nick Saban

    #Team #Winning #Games

  • The roster that we have today may change tomorrow. It is what it is for right now.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Today #May #Tomorrow

  • I asked my priest if it was a sin to play golf on Sunday. And he said, "It's a sin for you to play anytime."
    -- Nick Saban

    #Golf #Sunday #Play

  • College football is the only game in the country, of any kind, that the college game is longer than the pro game.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Country #Football #College

  • Teaching is the ability to inspire learning.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Teaching #Inspire #Ability

  • Our goal is to work against things we have not seen that we will see in the near future.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Goal

  • To be a great player, you have to affect the entire unit.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Player #Units

  • One thing about championship teams is that they're resilient. No matter what is thrown at them, no matter how deep the hole, they find a way to bounce back and overcome adversity.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Team #Adversity #Matter

  • The number one thing on any team that will keep your players from being selfish is respect for the other players.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Team #Selfish #Player

  • I’m not going to be the Alabama coach.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Alabama #Coaches

  • High achievers don't like mediocre people, mediocre people don't like high achievers.
    -- Nick Saban

    #People #Mediocre #Achiever

  • It's about how the players play and compete. I know everybody is going to equate that on winning or losing, like they always do, but if we play hard and compete well in the game .. then I think we are building on something.
    -- Nick Saban

    #Winning #Player #Thinking

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