SI Vault
 
THEY SAID IT
Edited by Robert W. Creamer
September 03, 1973
?John McKay, Southern California football coach: "Behind every fired college coach stands a college president."
Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
September 03, 1973

They Said It

View CoverRead All Articles View This Issue

? John McKay, Southern California football coach: "Behind every fired college coach stands a college president."

? Ralph Kiner, ex-ballplayer and current sportscaster, on how unexciting it is to watch Phil Niekro and other knuckleball pitchers: "It's like watching Mario Andretti park a car."

?Clyde Hodges, 140-pound computer salesman and avid bridge player: "When I sit down to play bridge, I feel like Dick Butkus. I want to hit. I don't see the opponent as a person but as a target, an object to be crushed."

?Don Fambrough, University of Kansas football coach, on what he can learn about his players in spring practice: "You can't really tell anything from spring practice. It's like having your daughter come in at four o'clock in the morning with a Gideon Bible."

1