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Lou Holtz
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It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it. Lou Holtz

Teamwork is the foundation of success. The three universal questions that an individual asks of his coach, player, employee, employer are: Can I trust you? Are you committed to excellence? And, do you care about me? Lou Holtz

Do what's right. Be on time, be polite, and be honest; remain free from drugs; and if you have any questions, get out your Bible. 2. Do your best. Mediocrity is unacceptable when you are capable of doing better. 3. Treat others as you want to be treated. Practice love and understanding. Lou Holtz

I don't think we can win every game. Just the next one. Lou Holtz

You don't go to Notre Dame to learn something, you go to Notre Dame to be somebody. Lou Holtz

You will never be indecisive if you know your purpose. Lou Holtz

We are always faced with different challenges, and circumstances necessitate bringing out the greatness God puts in all of us. Lou Holtz

My first assistant-coaching job in football was at William & Mary in 1961. The pay wasn't much, so to get $300 more per year, I agreed to coach the golf team. I didn't even know how to keep score, and really, my main job was not to wreck the van on the way to tournaments. Lou Holtz

I was born January 6, 1937, eight years after Wall Street crashed and two years before John Steinbeck published The Grapes of Wrath, his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about the plight of a family during the Great Depression. Lou Holtz

If you try to fight the course, it will beat you. Lou Holtz

Had I been a great athlete, I'm not sure I would have even gone into coaching. I may have turned out feeling that my life ended when my athletic career ended, as happens so many times with various athletes. Lou Holtz

The University of Notre Dame does not redshirt, and I endorse that policy completely. I am very much in favor of redshirting, but not at Notre Dame. But there's no doubt about it. It puts us at a huge disadvantage. Lou Holtz

Successful people will always tell you you can do something. It's the people who have never accomplished anything who will always discourage you from trying to achieve excellent things. Lou Holtz

All winning teams are goal-oriented. Teams like these win consistently because everyone connected with them concentrates on specific objectives. They go about their business with blinders on; nothing will distract them from achieving their aims. Lou Holtz

The answers to these questions will determine your success or failure. 1) Can people trust me to do what's right? 2) Am I committed to doing my best? 3) Do I care about other people and show it? If the answers to these questions are yes, there is no way you can fail. Lou Holtz

If you don't demand that your people maintain. High performances to remain on your team, Why should they be proud of the association? Lou Holtz

It always amazes me that spectators want to coach, coaches want to officiate, and officials just want to watch the game Lou Holtz

It's always better to face the truth, no matter how uncomfortable, than to continue coddling a lie. Lou Holtz

No, but you can see it from here. Lou Holtz

You build a successful life a day at a time. Lou Holtz

Ya know, Hitler was a great leader, too. Lou Holtz

I've never seen the yellow light, umm the yellow line be wrong. Lou Holtz

In adversity, there is opportunity. Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity. I've never known anybody to achieve anything without overcoming adversity. Adversity is another way to measure the greatness of individuals. I never had a crisis that didn't make me stronger. Lou Holtz

You always have to prepare for the obstacles that are going to come. Consequently, when they do come, it doesn't affect you mentally near as much as when you're unprepared for them. Lou Holtz

So what if someone wrote your obituary... that doesn't mean you are obligated to die. Lou Holtz

You live up - or down - to your expectations. Lou Holtz

When all is said and done, more is said than done. Lou Holtz

We have an obligation to help people that cannot help themselves. The mentally retarded, the physically retarded, et cetera. Lou Holtz

Don't run if you can walk. Don't walk if you can stand. Don't stand if you can sit. Don't sit if you can lie down. Lou Holtz

I do think coaches need to get away from the game more, though. It's good for them. Lou Holtz

At age nine, I got a paper route. Sixty-six papers had to be delivered to sixty-six families every day. I also had to collect thirty cents a week from each customer. I owed the paper twenty cents per customer per week, and got to keep the rest. When I didn't collect, the balance came out of my profit. My average income was six dollars a week. Lou Holtz

Our cellar home had a kitchen and a combination bedroom and half bath, which meant we had a sink next to the bed. We had no refrigerator, no shower or tub, and no privacy. My parents shared the bedroom with my sister and me. Lou Holtz

When I work a game as an analyst, all I do is look at the game like a coach. Lou Holtz

I'll assure you this: I will have nothing to do with politics. Lou Holtz

I look like I have beriberi and scurvy. Lou Holtz

Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated. Lou Holtz

If you're bored with life - you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things - you don't have enough goals. Lou Holtz

How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser. Lou Holtz

To my wife 'I told you I was sick'. Lou Holtz

I'm not a disciplinarian. I simply enforce other people's decisions. Lou Holtz

Only the unprepared are overcome by pressure Lou Holtz

It's not my job to motivate players. They bring extraordinary motivation to our program. It's my job not to demotivate them. Lou Holtz

First we become the best, then we'll become first. Lou Holtz

Don't ever ask a player to do something he doesn't have the ability to do. He'll just question your ability as a coach, not his as an athlete. Lou Holtz

Everyone wants to win on Saturday afternoon when the game is played. It's what you do the other six days that decides the outcome Lou Holtz

It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test. Lou Holtz

How do you know what it's like to be stupid if you've never been smart? Lou Holtz

I think that we have opportunities all around us - sometimes we just don't recognize them. Lou Holtz

I truly believe the things Notre Dame stands for. Lou Holtz

I look at athletes in all sports and try to picture what kind of football player they'd be, what position they'd play and so on. Lou Holtz

When the bank asks me about my assets, I include my friendship with Regis Philbin. Lou Holtz

My wife told me if there is any rumors about me, it better be about politics and not about my social life. Lou Holtz

I don't drink water, haven't drank water in 40 years. Lou Holtz

I used to pray that God would make me a great athlete, and He never did. Lou Holtz

I'm no genius. Lou Holtz

Don't tell me how rocky the sea is, just bring the ship in. Lou Holtz

Attitude determines how well you do it. Lou Holtz

The freedom to do your own thing ends when you have obligations and responsibilities. Lou Holtz

Underconfidence breeds underachievement. Lou Holtz

Nothing is as good as it seems and nothing is as bad, but somewhere between reality falls. Lou Holtz

If you are killing time, it's not murder. It's suicide. Lou Holtz

If you continually ask yourself, "What's important now?", you won't waste time on the trivial. Lou Holtz

We will use some kind of option and we will throw the football. I hope it will be at our people. Lou Holtz

Everybody is looking for instant success, but it doesn't work that way. You build a successful life one day at a time. Lou Holtz

It's a better view if you're standing up than if you're laying down. Lou Holtz

Actually, all I ever wanted to be was the best in my field. Lou Holtz

People eyeing you as a potential leader tend to ask three questions: Are you committed? Do you care about me? Can I trust you? Lou Holtz

Everyone wants to win on Saturday afternoon when the game is played. It's what you do the other six days that decides the outcome Lou Holtz

I think life is a matter of choices and that wherever we are, good or bad, is because of choices we make. Lou Holtz

If he's got golf clubs in his truck or a camper in his driveway, I don't hire him. Lou Holtz



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