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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 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 coaching, jobs, justice, and people

Edwards commented as he signed an extension to his contract. They had changed coaches every three or four years before my getting the head job. It was just going to be a matter of when I got fired. There were a lot of people that felt that.

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 challenge, coaching, egotism, justice, motivation, needs, and relationships

What keeps you motivated? The challenge of putting all the elements of a team together and seeing how you do and what you become is the thing that I still enjoy. I also enjoy the associations and relationships with the players and other coaches - to be in the arena, so to speak. I still enjoy that. I'm also at the point, though, that if we're not doing well - it's tough enough as it is - that I'm not going to be hanging on just to be hanging on. Because it's not anything I need from an ego standpoint or anything else. I just thoroughly enjoy what I'm doing.

LaVell Edwards (1931 -)

Source: Interview, Friday, July 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 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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A Quote by Johnny Blood on coaching, concern, health, and weakness

A coach can't be concerned with the poor ballplayer. If the player can't make it, he's got to be out right away. It's a very tough aspect of coaching, and in this aspect I was weak. Also, some guys get fat on coaching, they get healthy and strong, but other guys get ulcers.

Johnny Blood

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A Quote by John Donne on angels, coaching, and god

I throw myself down in my chamber, and I call in, and invite God, and his Angels thither, and when they are there, I neglect God and his Angels, for the noise of a fly, for the rattling of a coach, for the whining of a door.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: LXXX Sermons,1640, no.80, preached at the funeral of Sir William Cokayne, Dec. 12,1626

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A Quote by John Adams on america, body, coaching, horses, and progress

But America is a great, unwieldy Body. Its Progress must be slow. It is like a large Fleet sailing under Convoy. The fleetest Sailors must wait for the dullest and slowest. Like a Coach and six-the swiftest Horses must be slackened and the slowest quickened, that all may keep an even Pace.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: letter to Abigail Adams, June 11/June 17, 1775.—Adams Family Correspondence, ed. L. H. Butterfield, vol. 1, p. 216 (1963).

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A Quote by Gordon Selfridge on authority, coaching, enthusiasm, fear, good, leadership, and men

The boss drives his men; the leader coaches them. The boss depends upon authority; the leader on good will. The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm. The boss says "I"; the leader "we." The boss fixes the blame for the breakdown; the leader fixes the breakdown. The boss says "go"; the leader says "let's go!"

Gordon Selfridge

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