LaVell Edwards

1931 -

A Quote by LaVell Edwards on ability, adversity, belief, coaching, football, life, problems, and success

When we have adversity we oftentimes tend to look around and think that we're the Lone Ranger. We tend to believe that we're the only one who has problems. And we always look around and see others who are more talented, taller, smarter, handsomer, or faster. I can assure you, everyone has problems-even football coaches. The ability we have to handle this adversity will determine the degree of success that we will have in life.

LaVell Edwards (1931 -)

Source: “Prepare for a Mission,” Ensign, Nov. 1984, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by LaVell Edwards on ability, adversity, christ, jesus, life, needs, power, strength, and success

The ability we have to handle this adversity will determine the degree of success that we will have in life. To me, this is where the gospel can be the greatest of help to us. The power of the Holy Ghost is the greatest source of strength and comfort we can have in our lives. The Holy Ghost will not only help us in times of need, but will help us to gain a firm testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ, thereby preparing us for life.

LaVell Edwards (1931 -)

Source: “Prepare for a Mission,” Ensign, Nov. 1984, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by LaVell Edwards on anxiety, chance, football, good, health, problems, and seasons

How is your health? I feel pretty good, and I'm very anxious to get the season going. I think we have a chance to have a good football team. I don't have any health problems. I don't know how any of the stuff gets started. . . . My health is very good.

LaVell Edwards (1931 -)

Source: Interview, Friday, July 23, 1999

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A Quote by LaVell Edwards on coaching, good, justice, planning, and reason

Edwards recalled that he once planned to coach until he was 60 as he signed an extension to his contract. I was about 62 before I ever remembered that's what I had set up. . . . Now I'm already making plans for next year and recruiting. That's the reason for this. I just feel good right now.

LaVell Edwards (1931 -)

Source: Tim Korte, AP Sports Writer, Wednesday, September 22, 1999, at Salt Lake City, UT

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A Quote by LaVell Edwards on careers, christ, family, jesus, life, possessions, and wives

In my career I have had many wonderful things happen to me, many more than I ever dreamed would ever happen. But I would like for you young brethren especially to know that all that has happened to me in my chosen profession is a mere drop in the bucket compared to the truly important things in my life. The testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ that I have, along with my wife and my family, are my most important possessions.

LaVell Edwards (1931 -)

Source: “Prepare for a Mission,” Ensign, Nov. 1984, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by LaVell Edwards on careers, time, and winning

Edwards said the greatest moment of his career was winning the national championship. The lowest moment (of my career) happens every time we lose to Utah.

LaVell Edwards (1931 -)

Source: Trisha Barker, The Daily Universe (BYU), on the CBS SportsLine, March 23, 1999.

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A Quote by LaVell Edwards on attitude, coaching, decisions, ethics, questions, retirement, seasons, and work

After announcing that the 2000 season would be his last before retirement: Last winter I made the decision to coach for only one more season. I have been wrestling with the timing of announcing that decision. After seeing the outstanding attitude and work ethic of this team, I came to the conclusion that it's best to get the announcement out of the way now so we can focus on the season and avoid the repeated distractions that come from questions about my retirement.

LaVell Edwards (1931 -)

Source: Interview

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A Quote by LaVell Edwards on concern, decisions, hope, needs, past, perception, questions, schools, and sharing

Commenting on the decisions of the Bowl Alliance regarding WAC teams: It's a step, no question. Obviously, it's not what any of us wanted, but it's at least a step. We can now say we're part of the Alliance. However, I hope it's not perceived that they bought us off and we're going to go away. It's not fair. It's not right; we still need to fight. We can't let them go away and hide. Other schools are taking a major share of the pot, and that's still a major sore point as far as I'm concerned. But at least this is a step, and better than what we had in the past.

LaVell Edwards (1931 -)

Source: Interview by Andy Boogaard, Fresno Bee, at WAC preseason meetings, August 5, 1997.

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A Quote by LaVell Edwards on children, direction, emotion, football, history, life, and schools

After attending a banquet honoring the 1974 BYU team that won the Western AthleticConference and went to the Fiesta Bowl. It was the first of Edwards' 18 WAC champions and 21 bowl teams. That was the group of kids that totally changed the direction of my life and the direction of our football program. We started 0-3-1 and won seven or eight in a row. They were the first bowl team in school history. I hadn't really accomplished anything yet. To see all those guys reminded me where we've been. It was an emotional night.

LaVell Edwards (1931 -)

Source: The Sporting News, sportingnews.com, Provo, Utah, October 30, 1999

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A Quote by LaVell Edwards on coaching, confidence, play, and practice

Late in the third quarter the Cougars were behind 12-0. Duva had completed 5 out of 20 passes. Edwards looked at Gifford Nielsen. Giff had never done a thing, in practice or anywhere else, to give us confidence in him. . . . . . . the coach said later. He sent him into the game anyway. First play was a 19-yard completion. Second was a 6-yard run. He threw again on the third play to running back Dave Lowry who ran 37 yards for a touchdown.

LaVell Edwards (1931 -)

Source: Lee Benson in And They Came to Pass, 1988

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