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Small collection of quotes from Coach Meyer

Sunday, May 18, 2014

“Never let facts get in the way of a good story.”

 

“We had 10 turnovers tonight. Each one gets worse as you go. It is like prior arrests. The 10th one may not have been that bad, but when you had nine prior ones, it looks pretty bad.”

 

“You can get used to practicing at 5:30 in the morning like we do pretty easily. Look how many farmers have to get up at 5:30 to milk their cows. In both cases, you have to be sure you warm up properly.”

 

“Shout praise and whisper criticism.”

 

“Simplify the game as much as possible. When you add, you must subtract.”

 

“Shared suffering, one guy messes up and everyone runs. One guy does well and everyone benefits.”

 

“Prepare for every practice like you just lost your last game.”

 

“Your program must have an overriding purpose which is clearly visible and which teaches lessons beyond winning.”

 

“I could’ve gotten that rebound from this wheelchair!” – directed at not securing an obvious easy rebound in practice.

 

“Great people talk about ideas. Average people talk about things. Small people talk about other people.”

 

“What you accept in victory, you must accept in defeat.”

 

“We have met the enemy, and he is us.”

 

“Confidence comes from demonstrated ability.”

 

“We must practice and play with the intensity and poise of a national championship team.”

 

“When you get to be my age, you don’t buy green bananas because you may not be around to eat them.”

2013-14