? Lou Holtz, the Notre Dame football coach, dismissing the importance of watching players practice when they aren't wearing pads: "I was impressed with the freshmen. But if I could evaluate them in shorts, I'd be a basketball coach."
? Mike Tyson, boxing's heavyweight champ, upon hearing that Tyrell Biggs has a plan for beating him when they meet on Oct. 16: "Everybody has plans until they get hit."
? Ralph Kiner, the Mets broadcaster, noting that the Yankees' Steve Trout followed his father, Dizzy, into the major leagues: "There's a lot of heredity in that family."