Chris Ault Quotes

Christopher Thomas "Chris" Ault (born November 8, 1946) is a former American football player, coach and athletic director. He served three stints at the head football coach at the University of Nevada, Reno (1976–1992, 1994–1995 and 2004–2012), leading the Nevada Wolf Pack to a record of 233–109–1 over 28 seasons and guiding the program from the NCAA's Division II to Division I-AA in 1978 and then to Division I-A in 1992. Ault was also the athletic director at Nevada from 1986 to 2004. He was the school's starting quarterback from 1965 to 1967. He is a former consultant for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). Ault was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2002, seven years after his first retirement from coaching in 1995.

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Chris Ault


“We are optimistic he can pass it, but if not, we would like to put him in a JC.”

Chris Ault


“However, the inconsistencies of our program, coupled with a poor home record have resulted in a loss of confidence from our community, as evidenced by our last two home games. Chris is a quality person and a solid coach. I wish things would have worked out but the fit is just not there.”

Chris Ault


“To just get one (quarterback) tells you the confidence we've got in him. This was a critical critical move for us. ... He's got a gun.”

Chris Ault


“Sure, I'd like to have a little bit of this stuff under our belt.”

Chris Ault


“Nichiren does not have a sense of urgency and he needs to practice better.”

Chris Ault


“It was a good effort. We didn't give up in adverse situations.”

Chris Ault


“This is a great schedule. We open at home on ESPN against Washington State. That game will set the tone. It's a tough, competitive schedule, and I'm excited about it.”

Chris Ault


“I'm proud of Jeff. He's stepped up and taken a leadership role. He's stronger. He's a terrific athlete.”

Chris Ault


“I thought Caleb played pretty well, and Jeff was solid. They did a nice job with it. I think that combination continues to get better and will do nothing but help us down the road.”

Chris Ault


“We wanted to get two smash-solid guys who can run.”

Chris Ault


“We have had three really good meetings and we are still visiting. There will be an announcement next week. That was at my request because I want this recruiting class to get all of the attention it deserves.”

Chris Ault


“This is an exciting time for Nevada football and Wolf Pack athletics. I am committed to achieving at the highest levels and embracing all of the responsibilities associated with being the head football coach and a member of this athletics staff.”

Chris Ault


“Jeff has paid his dues to the company. I expect him to be good, I mean real good. He can be a guy who can do it all, there is no doubt in my mind. The Jeff Rowe I am expecting this season is going to be a difference-maker. He has to take command of this thing. If things aren't going right, he doesn't have to fix everything, he just has to put us in position to make things go right.”

Chris Ault


“The offensive line is the area I have the most concern with because we have to develop some depth.”

Chris Ault


“He's as good a back as you could recruit as a freshman... If he gets out in front of you, he'll get to the end zone.”

Chris Ault