Gene Stallings Quotes

Eugene Clifton "Gene" Stallings, Jr. (born March 2, 1935) is a retired American football player and coach. He played college football at Texas A&M University (1954–1956), where he was one of the "Junction Boys", and later served as the head coach at his alma mater from 1965 to 1971. Stallings was also the head coach of the St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals of the National Football League (1986–1989) and at the University of Alabama (1990–1996). Stallings' 1992 Alabama team completed a 13–0 season with a win in the Sugar Bowl over Miami and was named the consensus national champion. Stallings was also a member of the Board of Regents of the Texas A&M University System. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach on July 16, 2011.

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I guess that makes our biggest weakness lack of strength.

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You don't have to flaunt your success, but you don't have to apologize for it, either

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“If they beat Texas, then you have to say what they've accomplished is unparalleled in college football. I was with Coach [Bear] Bryant when he first got things going at Alabama, and we won a bunch of games. But given the competition today, what USC has done is incredible.”

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If you think there is such a thing as an unimportant game, just try losing one.

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I'm seldom right, but I'm never in doubt.

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The expectation level is high at the University of Alabama and it should be. What's wrong with people expecting excellence?

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Coach (Bear) Bryant wanted to see who was tough in the spring, who he could count on in the fall.

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If it seems like you can see farther than most people, it is because you're standing on shoulders of giants.

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“I think you could find 40 people who would pay a bunch of money for those rooms so they can walk to the stadium.”

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