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Jon Gruden quotes: the always entertaining football coach lays down his logic.

“You have to keep trying to get better.”

“You either have the charisma, the knowledge, the passion, the intelligence – or you don’t.”

“You never say never to nothing.”

“If you’re a leader, can communicate, and have a great work ethic, those are the things you’re looking for.”

“You can really learn a lot if you just listen.”

“You never stay the same.  You either get better or you get worse.”

“When you’re the head coach, you coach 53 people, and their wives and their girlfriends and their families and all those people.”

“If I stop pushing you, if I stop demanding of you, if I stop getting on you, then I probably don’t think you have much to offer.”

“That’s challenging.  The development, the persistence, and the work ethic is going to pay off.”

“Number one is… think about your effort level.  Because one thing I’ve discovered… guys aren’t working hard enough anymore.  If you want to get faster, you have to get off the couch, go outside, and try to run faster.  If you want to get stronger, you have to lift weights.  You have to work hard, okay.  If you want to do better in school, you have to bust your butt on these books.  You guys can all work harder.  Effort takes no talent.  I ask every one of you guys to pick up your effort levels.  You don’t need anybody to help you do that.”

“Be a better listener.  Trust your coaches.  Listen to them.  Ask questions.  Listen to your teachers.  Listen to your parents.  Listen to people who care about you.  When you do choose to listen to somebody, make sure you trust that person.  You all know right from wrong.  So be a great listener.”

“Be better communicators.”

“You’re only as good as your last game.”

“I compete with myself.  I try to get more done than you.  I don’t know why.”

“You’ve still got to use your human gut.  You’ve got to make some gut reactions.”

“There’s a lot of things I could’ve done better, and I regret not doing better.  I do know I always gave it my best shot.”

“I don’t want to look at myself like I’m some superhero.  But I’m not going to let people wipe their feet on football on my chest.”

“All it takes is one coach that believes in you.”

“Some people feel pressure; some people don’t.”

“You chart pressures, like a weather man looks for clouds and storms… there are formations out there that tell you that the blitz is coming.  Sometimes they’re more difficult to forecast than others.”

“I got a lot of the greatest values in life from playing sports, from playing football – teamwork, sportsmanship, my work ethic, resiliency, dedication – I got it all by being on a team.”

“Some of the best lessons that I’ve ever learned are on a ball field – basketball, football, baseball, golf.  And I learned great lessons from my coaches – being on time, being mentally tough, having some discipline, and being part of a team.”

“We’ve got enough issues in this country without worrying about some of the things we’re worrying about.  It’s unbelievable to me.  And as long as I’m alive, I know what football gave me.  It taught me my work ethic.  It gave me a sense of discipline.”

“When the season ends, it’s all about the next season.”

“You miss the adversity.  The journey is what I’m talking about.  Helping a guy get better.  Seeing a guy get a contract.  And seeing a seventh-round choice or free agent make the team.”

“You can’t worry about instinct.  You have to do what you feel is right at the time, do your homework and make the calls.  You have to live with the calls you make and if your heart is in it, at least you feel good at the end of the night, no matter what happens.”

“I’ve been hitting up Hooters since 1983, and I can assure you nothin’ says football season is here quite like watching the game on wall-to-wall flat screen TVs with the smell of Hooters’ world-famous chicken wings in the air and an ice-cold beer in your hand, served up with one-and-only Hooters hospitality, of course.”

“To be a good analyst, you need to know what the trends are and what teams are doing.”

“Having been in the league with five different franchises, I know what the meaning of Monday Night Football is.  It’s usually the best games and the greatest venue outside the playoffs.”

“All I really have going is football.  I don’t know what I would do without it.”

“All I ever wanted to do was coach, cuz I knew I wasn’t gonna be a player.”

“If it wasn’t for football, a lot of the best times of my life, my brother’s life, my dad’s life, wouldn’t exist.”

“I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future; I just know this: I’m going to continue to give my best effort to the game, stay prepared.”

“There are very few passions in my life – the man upstairs, family and football.”

“I’m not really a deep, philosophical person.  Somebody said I was insane a minute ago.  It’s probably exactly right.  I have a different mentality than most guys, I guess.”

“But, man, there’s plenty of kinds of ice cream, you know.  So do what you do and just find some you like.”

“I just try to get the most out of every day and be prepared for anything.”

“I don’t have a guarantee to be alive for 10 years, just so people know.”

“I only live one time.”

“I never thought I’d be back.  But here I am, and I’m ready to get to work.”

“Who knows what life will bring.  I haven’t lost a game, though, in a few years.  So I’ve got that going for me.”

“I might be out after curfew a few times this week – I got a free pass from my wife.”

“I love being back in the grind.”

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