Friday, December 15th, 2017

Top 18 Inspirational Quotes By Legendary Penn State Coach Joe Paterno

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This week we have had quotes from current and past college football coaches including Lou Holtz, Nick Saban, Urban Meyer, and Paul “Bear” Bryant.

College football week continues with inspirational quotes from the legend at Penn State Coach Joe Paterno. Be sure to scroll down and view the terrific ESPN tribute to him.

1. “Success is never final. Failure is never fatal.”

2. “If I ever need a brain transplant, I want one from a sports writer, because I’ll know it’s never been used.”

3. “When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.”

4. “We play with enthusiasm and recklessness. We aren’t afraid to lose. If we win, great! But win or lose, it is the competition that gives us pleasure.”

5. “The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.”

6. “Believe deep down in your heart that you’re destined to do great things.”

7. “Success is best measured by the achiever.”

8. “Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.”

9. “Believe deep down in your heart that you’re destined to do great things.”

10. “Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.”

11. “You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you’ll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit.”

12. “Publicity is like poison. It doesn’t hurt unless you swallow it.”

13. “The more successful you become, the longer the yardstick people use to measure you by.”

14. “What counts in sports is not the victory, but the magnificence of the struggle.”

15. “The minute you think you’ve got it made, disaster is just around the corner.”

17. “Act like you expect to get into the end zone.”

18. “Our players work so hard in practice, Saturdays seem easy by comparison.”

~Joe Paterno

Joseph Vincent “Joe” Paterno (born December 21, 1926) and is currently the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions, a position he has held since 1966. Paterno, nicknamed “JoePa”, holds the record for the most victories by an FBS football coach, has coached more bowl game wins than any other coach in college football history and is the first and currently only FBS coach to reach 400 victories. He has coached five undefeated teams that won major bowl games. Paterno is one of three active coaches inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Paterno is in his 62nd season on the Penn State coaching staff as of 2011, holding the record for most seasons for any football coach at any university. The 2011 season is Paterno’s 46th as head coach of the Nittany Lions, passing Amos Alonzo Stagg for the most years as head coach at a single institution in Division 1.

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About the author: Boomer54 Mark is the publisher and senior editor of Baby Boomer Talk Online. He likes to be helpful to other boomers sharing useful information he gleans from the web. He attempts to go through life being positive and spreads this to the boomer world via email with inspirational quotes and videos. He is living in America’s finest city, San Diego, with his wife, The Red Headed Trip , and his two Boxer Dogs, Gabe and Luke.

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