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Eddie Robinson Quotes

Quotes through the Years from Grambling Coach Eddie Robinson:

ON COACHING:

"Leadership, like coaching, is fighting for the hearts and souls of men and getting them to believe in you."

"Coaching is a profession of love. You can't coach people unless you love them."

ON SUCCESS:

"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential ... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence."

"People talk about the record I've compiled at Grambling, but the real record is the fact that for over 50 years I've had one job and one wife. I don't believe anybody can out-American me."

"Everything I've done, I think I dreamed of it first."

ON HIS PLAYERS:

"I've learned more about what they meant to me and what they meant to the game. I never won a game - they did. You learn from every player because they're not the same."

"The football players are the most important people in the world to me. Without them, there would be no me."

"I firmly believe that football players and coaches are entertainers."

ON THE GRAMBLING BAND:

"There's more than football at Grambling. We have a great show band. You can be killing us on the field, but people aren't going to leave until after the half."

ON HIS LEGENDARY STATUS:

"I can't even spell it. Whatever it means, I hope I didn't let anyone down. What I've done since 1941 has been more for them than for me."

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