Classic LaVell Quotes

Aug 03, 2012 - Posted by Jared Houghton on August 3, 2012 at 11:06 am | Updated: August 6, 2012 1:20 pm

In memory of the 40-year anniversary of LaVell Edwards being named head football coach at BYU, we found a list of classic LaVell quotes from his time at BYU.

Edwards was asked if a Playboy magazine article predicting BYU to finish 7-5 in 1978 had any merit. Edwards' response: "Not too many people read Playboy in Provo."

"I'm a firm believer in hard work to reach the desired goals. But I also believe football should be fun; a sport the players, as well as the fans, should enjoy. It doesn't have to be regimentation or drudgery. The outgrowth of football should be good, positive values that will benefit a players for the remainder of his life."

A Sports Illustrated article described Edwards as a "large, lumpy chap, secretly something ofa poet and a romantic." Edwards called a columnist at the Provo Daily Herald to find out what that meant. She told him, "it means you're a fat daydreamer." The columnist was Pat Edwards, LaVell's wife.

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