CSJ Quotes: Competition

You can live by biblical principles and you can teach by those principles and still be a winner. So many coaches think you’ve got to kick them in rear end. You’ve got to cuss them out. You’ve got to hit them across the head. No. You don’t have to do that. You don’t have to touch a kid. You don’t have to scream at a kid. But you can take the principles of the Bible and you can take the principles of Jesus Christ and transfer them right into coaching. – Bobby Bowden


Everybody needs to realize that it doesn’t matter how old you are or how young you are, you still can be a Christian and live for God. It’s not easy but that’s why we have God’s word and He forgives us when we do something we shouldn’t be doing. You know, God sent His son to die for us and He paid that sacrifice so you can go to Heaven. – Dwight Howard


My standards are so high because of who I serve, but it doesn’t put any water on my fire for winning. I’m still an intense person. You can be intense and saved. You can compete and still be saved. You can challenge a guy and still be saved. There was nothing soft about me as a player and there isn’t anything soft about me as a coach. You want to be a man of integrity and you want the players to know that you care about them. Whether or not they still like you or not is a whole other deal. Players will run through a wall for you if they think you care. I want them to feel that they are better prepared to win on and off the court because of their time with me. I just want to help people become winners. That’s what I’m about. I’m about winning. – Avery Johnson


I’m sure Jesus was a competitive person. Look at the life of Paul. He was competitive. I compete. I compete hard. I’m a competitive person. I wouldn’t be where I am today if I didn’t have that drive. But it’s easy to separate. On the football field, it’s what I feel like I’m supposed to be doing. I have this special opportunity to be great at something and I put all I have into it. At the same time, I want to put that same effort into my wife and our marriage and our family. There’s a fine line between those things, but I’ve done it for a long time and I know how it’s supposed to work. I’m not always perfect at it. I mess up all the time. But I am a competitive person. Whether it’s playing football in the NFL or a card game with my family. I want to win. – Colt McCoy


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