Ol' ugly is better than ol' nothing.
Winning coaches must treat mistakes like copperheads in the bedclothes — avoid them with all the energy you can muster.
The best thing a coach can hope for is to please the majority. And the only way to please the majority is to win.
It got so that I wasn't elated when I won a game, I was just relieved. And if we were defeated, it just took me forever to get over it.
I never changed my attitude toward the coaching part. I would still enjoy that. But I never liked all the controversies. Recruiting was out of hand, there just didn't seem any way to control it. And part of it was that at the time I was protesting the loudest, we weren't winning real big. I thought I sounded like a crybaby. There were just so many problems I didn't seem to be able to do much about.
I'm glad I got out when I did. That's a decision I've never regretted. I wanted out while Edith and I still had some good years left to really enjoy life. I feel fortunate. Now, if only the price of oil would go back up ...
Will Rogers never met Barry Switzer.