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Quotes by Urban Meyer
“If you start making excuses, players respond and use excuses. Excuses causes problems.”
“If you don’t have a chip on your shoulder, you’ll lose like that,” Meyer says while snapping his fingers twice.
“You can try to fix behaviour, but it’s unsustainable unless you fix the culture. I believe in that from the bottom of my gut.”
“We don’t have time to waste.”
“Whether you’re a broadcaster, whether you’re a banker, whether you’re a teacher, a coach, if you come out without passion and enthusiasm and focus, you’re done.”
“Be an energy giver, don’t be an energy taker.”
“When you’re hit in the face – we all get hit in the face in work, family, or social situations or team situations – there are only two choices. You can be part of the problem, or you can be part of the solution.”
“You can’t function in today’s era of college football without a superstar as a weight coach. That’s more important than a coordinator or a line coach.”
“Someone asked a question one time, ‘When does the joy of winning disappear and the fear of losing or the agony of losing overtake that?’ When that does, that’s not good. That’s not good for anyone. So I make sure that we enjoy the wins the best I can.”
“The most important people are your players, and you can’t grind them to the point where they’re not enjoying the journey.”
“When you’re dealing with 18-21 year olds, you’ve got to give them something different than, ‘Hey, play hard’”.
“It’s so easy to be average.”
“It takes a little something to be special, to be a great player.”
“Did you push yourself to be great today? Did you do it? If you didn’t, you lost a day, and we ain’t got many days to lose.”
“It takes time, effort,and guts to find out what the problem is.”
“We’re going to push your ass like it’s never been pushed. Because what you got in you, we’re going to find out. And if there’s a touch of greatness in there, how cool would that be?”
“If I ever see a guy who thinks that he’s too good for a leadership workshop, then it’s time to move on. It’s time to go somewhere else.”