Sunday, December 28, 2008

Woody Hayes Quotes

Woody Hayes was the coach of Ohio State Football from 1951 to 1978. He was a very good coach, but he had one hell of a temper. He also had some great quips:
  • You can never really pay back. You can only pay forward.

  • That will take care of you, you son of a bitch. (After shoving a camera into an intrusive photographer)

  • There are three things that can happen when you throw a pass, and two of them are bad.

  • It does not matter the size of the man, rather the amount of effort the man is willing to put forth.

  • Nobody despises to lose more than I do. That's got me into trouble over the years, but it also made a man of mediocre ability into a pretty good coach.

  • One thing you cannot afford ever to do is to feel sorry for yourself.

  • When asked why he went for two despite a 36-point lead against Michigan, Hayes quipped, "Because I couldn't go for three.

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

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