Monday, September 10, 2012


“Let me say at the outset that a team will never be tough when they are coached by a staff of coaches who are not.” –Don Meyer

“A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That's where toughness comes into play. Toughness is not being a bully. It's having backbone.” -Robert Kiyosaki
“Players play, tough players win.” –Tom Izzo

“There’s a widely held assumption that if players can’t perform at 100 percent, they shouldn’t be asked to perform at all. All I can tell you is that in the National Football League there are very few people at 100 percent three weeks into the season — and that the teams that overcome their collective bruises and sprains are the ones that win.” -Bill Parcells

“Your team is never as tough as they can be and you can never assume they are tough enough.” –Don Meyer

“Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles.” -Alex Karras

“A tough player fills his tank on the defensive end, not on offense. A tough player is not deterred by a missed shot. A tough player values his performance first by how well he defended.” –Jay Bilas