Quotes by Lou Holtz

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Lou Holtz (born Louis Leo Holtz on January 6, 1937 in Follansbee, West Virginia) is one of the premier NCAA college football head coaches of his era. Holtz grew up in nearby East Liverpool, Ohio, and graduated from East Liverpool High School. Lou was an assistant to the legendary Coach Woody Hayes at The Ohio State University in Columbus. Holtz led six teams that he helmed as a head football coach to a bowl game within two years of joining each program. Lou Holtz entered the 2004 season as the third winningest active NCAA football coach and ranks eighth all-time with 243 victories, while his 12 bowl game victories rank fifth on the all-time list. To date, Holtz is also the only coach to ever guide four different programs to final top 20 rankings.

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Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

Don't tell your problems to people: eighty percent don't care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them.
Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity.
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
No one has ever drowned in sweat.
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn't make your house look any better.
You're never s good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it.
It's not my job to motivate players. They bring extraordinary motivation to our program. It's my job not to de-motivate them.
I can't believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary.
Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated.
I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it.
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.
Don't be a spectator, don't let life pass you by.
On this team, we're all united in a common goal: to keep my job.
If he's got golf clubs in his truck or a camper in his driveway, I don't hire him.
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.
Coaching is nothing more than eliminating mistakes before you get fired.

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