It is back.
With only a few weeks left in the college football season, again, coach speak is still going at a high level.
Part of me wishes coaches would really say what they mean, but if they did, there would be no, ‘What They Meant To Say.’
Which by the way, the NY Times, WaPo, Time AND the Dakota Sun-Times have all declared ‘What They Meant To Say,’ as must reads each and every week. #NotReally
So, without further ado, here it is.
“I told our team and staff that we need to be 1-0 again this week. 1-0, what happened against Florida is in the past and now Kentucky will come here, ready to knock us off.”
“Hold up. We beat Florida? Vandy? We beat Florida? Holy Sh*t! And Georgia too? Same year? I will be damned!”
“I have seen a lot of progress from our football team the last few weeks. We by no means are giving up. We will go down to Nashville on Saturday and play a very good Vandy football team and will give 100% effort.”
“DOES ANYONE IN HERE WANT TO ASK A GOT DAMN FOOTBALL QUESTION? ANYONE?? WE STILL HAVE SEVERAL BIG GAMES TO PLAY. ANYONE WANNA ASK A DAMN FOOTBALL QUESTION?”
“LSU game is over and now we look only to Mississippi St. We are not about individual awards but about team awards. Teams win championships, not players. Teams.”
SABAN TO A MEMBER OF HIS STAFF AFTER HE SAW THIS PIC.
SABAN: “Why are my teeth showing?”
Staff member: “Because you are smiling.”
Saban: “Please have it removed NOW!”
“This is why you come to State. To play these kinds of games. Alabama is the number one team in the country and I have told our team, very few times in life do you get to make history and we will certainly do our best on Saturday. No one is giving us a chance. No one.”
“And that includes me. Hey is that UCONN job still open?”
“Welp. Got Florida coming to town. I know how hard it is to get a team motivated after you lose at home. Not fun. Not fun at all.”
“HAHAHAHAHA! THEY LOST TO VANDERBILT. BY 17 POINTS. DAMN, NOW THAT IS FUNNY!”
“I have lost 11 starters to injuries this year. That is half of my starting unit. Gone, with injuries. But we will not quit. Not me. Not my staff. Nor my players are going to quit.
I was not raised to quit and I WILL BE DAMNED IF ANYONE IS GOING TO QUIT!”
“Look, y’all have jobs to do and you expect me to snap any second, but I am as calm now, as I have ever been in my life.”
“No one said this job was going to be easy. We have hit some rough spots, but we will take a week off, refocus and finish strong. Pretty simple routine.”
“I once ate 26 Krystals.”
“We have two games left to play and we will treat those two games like they are the Super Bowl. This is about pride now. Plain and simiple.”
“The next jackass in Applebees while I am there, who makes a ‘Brick by Brick’ joke will get a fu*king brick upside his head.”
“We have a week off now. Now it is about naturing and nuturing. Both. As a team and as a staff and a team staff. Conjecture at this point is merely an excuse to cross a bridge that is almost built, but built with tears and sweat. We have cried and we have sweated. We have built a bridge made out of tears and for that, I am happy. A little sad, but happy too.”