American football player and coach
Reuben LaVell Edwards was an American football head coach for Brigham Young University (BYU). With 257 career victories, he ranks as one of the most successful college football coaches of all time. Among his many notable accomplishments, Edwards guided BYU to a national championship in 1984 and coached Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer in 1990.
LaVell Edwards Quotes
We have reached the point where we can lose a game or two and not drop out of sight in the rankings. I've been asked if it bothers me that BYU hasn't received the recognition it deserves. Well, BYU's gotten a lot of recognition over the years; I've never felt slighted. I honestly believed that we didn't deserve to be ranked any higher last year.
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
The main reason for doing it now ... had more to do with the players. This is a great group. This particular group has really worked hard to prepare themselves. And we have a chance to have a good football team.
I just feel that you reach a point when its time to move on.
I told Pattie that last night I dreamt that we had a press conference and nobody showed up. I am overwhelmed that so many of you are here.
Those who have succeeded have also had the ability to overcome adversity, disappointment, and even tragedy in their lives.
Reminiscing, with obvious emotion, on his long career: It has turned out a whole lot better than I ever, ever, ever dreamed.
I honestly haven't thought about it much. When it comes time for me to retire, I don't think I'll know going into that season. I'll have to evaluate it at the end of each year.
The decision ... was made some time ago, in fact, last January. Very honestly, I had never, ever, in my wildest dreams believed that I would ever do this. All I wanted to do was just play it out and when it was time to go, hang it up, take off and sail into the sunset somewhere.
I've had a lot of friends in the business that got out earlier than normal. They tell me they got out too early and that I should make sure I've got all I want before I step aside. When I do get out, there are other things that I want to do with my life.
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