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  • During my 40-year coaching career at West Point, Indiana and Texas Tech, my teams reached the Final Four on five occasions, winning the national championship three times.

    Team   Winning   Texas  
  • People want national championship banners. People want to talk about Indiana being competitive. How do we get there? We don't get there with milk and cookies.

  • I was able to do Classics, the U.S. national championships and the Pan American Games and feel like I improved with each meet, but I was still struggling with a lot of residual pain from the two surgeries.

    Pain   Struggle   Games  
  • If you win a National Championship, or you win two, people think you have not only seen the Holy Grail, but you've embraced it. Basically, I do what a lot of people do, but I've been able to win.

    American Academy of Achievement interview, May 22, 1997.
  • The thing I wanted to focus on first was that I wanted to graduate, and (with me) coming back, I knew that I wanted another national championship. Another national championship is everyone's main goal, but we have to take it one game at a time. We can't get ahead of ourselves. We've got Washington first, then we'll see what happens.

    Games   Goal   Focus  
  • I started at a 'learn to swim' scheme when I was about five-years-old. I did it to learn water safety, but it was fun and I loved the water. I went to a club, moved up through the ranks and got better and better before taking part in my first national championships.

    Fun   Years   Safety  
  • To win a national championship, you've got to be a little lucky.

    Winning   Lucky   Littles  
  • Everybody on a championship team doesn't get publicity, but everyone can say he's a champion.

  • Well, I think any national championship is an extremely important championship to play in.

    "Biography/ Personal Quotes".
  • It’s easier to win the National Championship than the SEC, ask Nick Saban.

  • There is not that many players that really can take over games, signed Candace Parker, I really felt like at that time that a National Championship was certainly in reach.

  • I can honestly say that two weeks after the national championship year, I'd forgotten about it and started laying the groundwork for spring practice. And so every year, that's been the thing that's motivated me. . . .

    Spring   Years   Practice  
  • If short hair and good manners won football games, Army and Navy would play for the national championship every year.

    Football   Army   Hair  
  • What are you doing here? Tell me why you are here. If you are not here to win a national championship, you're in the wrong place. You boys are special. I don't want my players to be like other students. I want special people. You can learn a lot on the football field that isn't taught in the home, the church, or the classroom. There are going to be days when you think you've got no more to give and then you're going to give plenty more. You are going to have pride and class. You are going to be very special. You are going to win the national championship for Alabama.

  • When people ask me now if I miss coaching UCLA basketball games, the national championships, the attention, the trophies, and everything that goes with them, I tell them this: I miss the practices.

  • Edwards said the greatest moment of his career was winning the national championship. The lowest moment (of my career) happens every time we lose to Utah.

    Time   Winning   Utah  
  • Our goal as a team is to keep playing as a group for as long as we can because you will never have that team again. It is like a dying limb, you have to prune it off and let another one grow in its place. That is the way you have to do it, but it still hurts losing these guys and that team because they and you have put so much effort into building a team. Even if you win that last game (and a national championship), it hurts badly because the players know they will never have that same special group of guys together on the same team again. Somebody always goes and somebody new always comes in.

    Basketball   Hurt   Team  
  • It's a long, hard, difficult process to make it to a national championship.

  • My biggest frustration with the Heisman is it's become the MVP of the national champion, or a team going to the National Championship game. That's what it's turned into. If you're not undefeated, you're out of the running.

  • Actually, the Kentucky moment was better than winning the two National Championships, because it was the epitome of what I try to get from a team in a crisis situation.

    Team   Winning   Two  
    American Academy of Achievement interview, May 22, 1997.
  • Our dad made everything competitive for me and brother. It always was a world championship, a national championship, Big 10 championship. It was always at stake in everything we did.

    Brother   Dad   World  
  • So, yeah, I'm going to try to win the national championship next year. But I'm not going to kill myself doing it. I'm not going to kill my players either. You really start to realize there's a lot more to what we're trying to do then winning games

  • That's the whole goal, to win the national championship. You can't have a legacy without one.

    Winning   Goal   Legacy  
  • In 1948, I began coaching basketball at UCLA. Each hour of practice we worked very hard. Each day we worked very hard. Each week we worked very hard. Each season we worked very hard. Four fourteen years we worked very hard and didn't win a national championship. However, a national championship was won in the fifteenth year. Another in the sixteenth. And eight more in the following ten years.

  • Searching for funds to continue my skating career when I was 17, I called the Women's Sports Foundation in New York. The intern who answered the phone suggested that I might be a great candidate for the Travel and Training fund, and she sent me an application form. I applied for a grant. With the funds I was awarded, I bought a new pair of skates and a plane ticket to the 1988 National Championships, where I achieved my highest national finish. Four years later, I won the gold medal at the 1992 Olympic Games.

  • I won 1,098 games, and eight national championships, and coached in four different decades. But what I see are not the numbers. I see their faces.

    Eight   Games   Numbers  
  • Anyone who doesn't win their conference has no business playing in the national championship game.

  • If the UCLA teams of the late 1960s and early 1970s were subjected to the kind of scrutiny (other schools) have been, UCLA would probably have to forfeit about eight national championships and be on probation for the next 100 years.

    Team   School   Eight  
    "Seven of the Dirtiest Teams in College Basketball History" By Sean Cunningham, March 18, 2010.
  • Look, I won in high school, I won a national championship in college, I want to win one in the NBA. But winning a gold medal, I don't think anything can top that.

  • Everything about my life is about winning a national championship

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