A good time to reflect on the wisdom that was Woody

A good time to reflect on the wisdom that was Woody

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  • Woody... A truly wise man... enjoy...

    “When you're winning - you don't need any friends. When you're losing - you don't have any friends anyway.”
    -- Woody Hayes

    #Leadership #Sports #Winning

    “There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you.”
    -- Woody Hayes

    #Football #Motivational Sports #College

    “Even the best team, without a sound plan, can't score.”
    -- Woody Hayes

    #Team #Sound #Score

    “The game of football is one of strategy and tactics.”
    -- Woody Hayes

    #Football #Games #Tactics

    “The bowl games are only supposed to be a fun reward.”
    -- Woody Hayes

    #Fun #Games #Rewards

    “The only way we'd get beaten was if we got a little fat-headed, if we didn't train right, if we had dissension on the squad.”
    -- Woody Hayes

    #Squad #Littles #Way

    “I don't apologize for anything. When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there. I just despise to lose, and that has taken a man of mediocre ability and made a pretty good coach out of him.”
    -- Woody Hayes

    #Mistake #Taken #Men

    “To hell with exciting. I'd rather be drab as hell and win.”
    -- Woody Hayes

    #Winning #Hell #Exciting

    “You don't get hurt running straight ahead...three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust offense. I will pound you and pound you until you quit.”
    -- Woody Hayes

    #Running #Hurt #Dust

    “The only meaningful statistic is number of games won.”
    -- Woody Hayes

    #Meaningful #Games #Numbers

    “Anything easy ain't worth a damn!”
    -- Woody Hayes

    #Easy

    “Perfect preparation prevents piss-poor performance.”
    -- Woody Hayes

    #Perfect #Preparation #Poor

    “You'll find out that nothing that comes easy is worth a dime. As a matter of fact, I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face. Never.”
    -- Woody Hayes

    #Graduation #Football #Player

    “I am not very smart, but I recognize that I am not very smart.”
    -- Woody Hayes

    #Smart #Very Smart

    “The only thing even in this world is the number of hours in a day. The difference in winning or losing is what you do with those hours.”
    -- Woody Hayes

    #Basketball #Winning #Differences

    “Statistics always remind me of fellow who drowned in a river where the average depth was only three feet.”
    -- Woody Hayes

    #Average #Rivers #Feet

    “In football we always said that the other team couldn't beat us. We had to be sure that we didn't beat ourselves. And that's what people have to do, too-make sure they don't beat themselves.”
    -- Woody Hayes

    #Football #Team #Believe

    “There's nothing in this world that comes easy. There are a lot of people who aren't going to bother to win. We learn in football to get up and go once more.”
    -- Woody Hayes

    #Football #Winning #People

    “I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good.”
    -- Woody Hayes

    #Running #Smart #People

    “The height of human desire is what wins, whether it’s on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium.”
    -- Woody Hayes

    #Beach #Winning #Ohio

    “Football represents and embodies everything that's great about this country, because the United States of America is built on winners, not losers or people who didn't bother to play.”
    -- Woody Hayes

    #Football #Country #Play

    “Paralyze resistance with persistence.”
    -- Woody Hayes

    #Perseverance #Failure #Adversity

    “I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people.”
    -- Woody Hayes

    #Nice #People #Tough

    “It does not matter the size of the man, rather the amount of effort the man is willing to put forth”
    -- Woody Hayes

    #Men #Effort #Matter

    “I recruited a Czech kicker, and during the eye exam, when asked to read the bottom line, the kicker replied, Read it? I know him.”
    -- Woody Hayes

    #Football #Eye #College

    “Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”
    -- Woody Hayes

    #Kids #Men #Giving

    “You can never really pay back. You can only pay forward.”
    -- Woody Hayes

    #Pay

  • Discussion
  • Great list and after the Iowa game I immediately thought of the soul cleansing comment about being beaten big.

  • Great stuff, that. Thanks for posting.

  • davebucknut said... (original post)

    Great list and after the Iowa game I immediately thought of the soul cleansing comment about being beaten big.

    Yes that was the one that got me to searching for his memorable quotes so I thought I would share some as it is a time where we all need to reflect on what just happened... I sure don't fully understand what happened but we all need to take a step back and think about how we want to post moving forward... the main goal as fans should be to support the team... it is easy to support a team when they are winning but it takes true fans to support a team when they are down... I'm sure that nothing we can say will make them feel any worse than they already do... it's these tough times where they need our support the most...

    “When you're winning - you don't need any friends. When you're losing - you don't have any friends anyway.”
    -- Woody Hayes
    #Leadership #Sports #Winning

    This post was edited by osu73 1 year ago

  • One of my fondest memories is meeting this great Coach back in the early 70's in his office in St. John arena, having him autograph his book "You Win With People".

    Great man of wisdom.

    This post was edited by BuckeyeAlum75 1 year ago

  • Another of Woody's sayings was "The morale is to physical as three is to one" This explains why teams like Iowa and Michigan State who have lesser rated players than we do can rise up and kick your ass. How can a team with an offensive line with two freshmen handle a bunch of guys that will play on Sunday? Answer: They wanted it more than we did.

  • great list!!!!

  • yonko said... (original post)

    Another of Woody's sayings was "The morale is to physical as three is to one" This explains why teams like Iowa and Michigan State who have lesser rated players than we do can rise up and kick your ass. How can a team with an offensive line with two freshmen handle a bunch of guys that will play on Sunday? Answer: They wanted it more than we did.

    Yep, the whole team did...we did not. We thought we would just walk in and take the game. Mental is huge part of competition and we failed. Is that the Coach's fault?

    Wonder how Woody would have prepared this team?

  • osu73 said... (original post)

    Woody... A truly wise man... enjoy...

    “When you're winning - you don't need any friends. When you're losing - you don't have any friends anyway.”

    -- Woody Hayes

    #Leadership #Sports #Winning

    “There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you.”

    -- Woody Hayes

    #Football #Motivational Sports #College

    “Even the best team, without a sound plan, can't score.”

    -- Woody Hayes

    #Team #Sound #Score

    “The game of football is one of strategy and tactics.”

    -- Woody Hayes

    #Football #Games #Tactics

    “The bowl games are only supposed to be a fun reward.”

    -- Woody Hayes

    #Fun #Games #Rewards

    “The only way we'd get beaten was if we got a little fat-headed, if we didn't train right, if we had dissension on the squad.”

    -- Woody Hayes

    #Squad #Littles #Way

    “I don't apologize for anything. When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there. I just despise to lose, and that has taken a man of mediocre ability and made a pretty good coach out of him.”

    -- Woody Hayes

    #Mistake #Taken #Men

    “To hell with exciting. I'd rather be drab as hell and win.”

    -- Woody Hayes

    #Winning #Hell #Exciting

    “You don't get hurt running straight ahead...three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust offense. I will pound you and pound you until you quit.”

    -- Woody Hayes

    #Running #Hurt #Dust

    “The only meaningful statistic is number of games won.”

    -- Woody Hayes

    #Meaningful #Games #Numbers

    “Anything easy ain't worth a damn!”

    -- Woody Hayes

    #Easy

    “Perfect preparation prevents piss-poor performance.”

    -- Woody Hayes

    #Perfect #Preparation #Poor

    “You'll find out that nothing that comes easy is worth a dime. As a matter of fact, I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face. Never.”

    -- Woody Hayes

    #Graduation #Football #Player

    “I am not very smart, but I recognize that I am not very smart.”

    -- Woody Hayes

    #Smart #Very Smart

    “The only thing even in this world is the number of hours in a day. The difference in winning or losing is what you do with those hours.”

    -- Woody Hayes

    #Basketball #Winning #Differences

    “Statistics always remind me of fellow who drowned in a river where the average depth was only three feet.”

    -- Woody Hayes

    #Average #Rivers #Feet

    “In football we always said that the other team couldn't beat us. We had to be sure that we didn't beat ourselves. And that's what people have to do, too-make sure they don't beat themselves.”

    -- Woody Hayes

    #Football #Team #Believe

    “There's nothing in this world that comes easy. There are a lot of people who aren't going to bother to win. We learn in football to get up and go once more.”

    -- Woody Hayes

    #Football #Winning #People

    “I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good.”

    -- Woody Hayes

    #Running #Smart #People

    “The height of human desire is what wins, whether it’s on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium.”

    -- Woody Hayes

    #Beach #Winning #Ohio

    “Football represents and embodies everything that's great about this country, because the United States of America is built on winners, not losers or people who didn't bother to play.”

    -- Woody Hayes

    #Football #Country #Play

    “Paralyze resistance with persistence.”

    -- Woody Hayes

    #Perseverance #Failure #Adversity

    “I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people.”

    -- Woody Hayes

    #Nice #People #Tough

    “It does not matter the size of the man, rather the amount of effort the man is willing to put forth”

    -- Woody Hayes

    #Men #Effort #Matter

    “I recruited a Czech kicker, and during the eye exam, when asked to read the bottom line, the kicker replied, Read it? I know him.”

    -- Woody Hayes

    #Football #Eye #College

    “Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”

    -- Woody Hayes

    #Kids #Men #Giving

    “You can never really pay back. You can only pay forward.”

    -- Woody Hayes

    #Pay

    Yeah. but you forgot this one:

    "If anyone pays you a compliment, kick 'em in the shins, unless its a lady over 80."