Lou Holtz is best known as the head coach of the University of Notre Dame when they had a 12-0 season, resulting in a national championship. But Notre Dame was only one of six college football teams the television sports commentator coached during his career. In fact, he even coached one NFL team.
Holtz’s success did not keep him from remaining grounded regarding the accolades poured upon him throughout his career on the sidelines of the gridiron.
“You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win,” stated Holtz in reflecting on the positive comments he received following his team’s victories.
But he followed that quickly with, “And you’re never as bad as ______”
Your rivals want their players to think you are.
They say behind your back.
They say when you lose.
Sportswriters will opine.
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Lou Holtz: Handling critics
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