VINCE LOMBARDI: “Don’t succumb to excuses. Go back to the job of making the corrections and forming the habits that will make your goal possible.”


NICK SABAN: “Discipline is getting people to do what they are supposed to do, when they’re supposed to do it, and the way it is supposed to be done. Discipline is not punishment. Discipline is changing someone’s behavior to get him to do what you want him to do.”


BO SCHEMBECHLER: “I say, whatever your philosophy, whatever your standards, whatever your expectations, you establish those on Day One. Don’t waste a second! Let them adjust to you, not the other way around. You can always soften up if you need to, but you can’t get tougher later on.”


BILL WALSH:One of your responsibilities is to generate interest in and excitement for a given matter among your players. The most effective way to accomplish such an objective is to utilize a high level of energy and show ardent enthusiasm for the subject when discussing it with your players.”


JOHN WOODEN: “It isn’t what you do, but how you do it.”


KEVIN EASTMAN: “In order to reach our dreams we have to first deal in reality; reality is the foundation of fulfilling our dreams.”