Ten Years Later: A Retrospective on the Most Inspiring Pregame Speech in CFB History

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  1. Captain Sasquatch

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    "Defense play with a lot of confidence, play with enthusiasm, and with togetherness. BC comes to our house to take away what you and I want. They come right down here in our house.....to take it away, men. You know? So you'll get out there with a..........you gotta fight. Ya know? You gotta fight, and I know you will. It--it--it'll......I KNOW you're gonna fight tonight. It's gonna be execution......execution. Quart--quarterback just making good handoffs, backs taking--protecting the ball, receivers CATCHIN' THE BAWLLL. Not worrying about where they're gonna run, and not worrying about who's coming, just making the durngone catch like you're--you're capable of doing................*checks notes*.....................Who's--who--somebody--some of you gonna get opportunities tonight that we mentioned last night, some of you gonna get an opportunity to show the nation what you can do. Boy, you can't ask for better than that, can you?" *scratches balls*



    The Florida State Seminoles would knock the locker room door off its hinges on their way to a 27-17 loss to Boston College that night.
     
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      Makes me want to bang my head against the wall...er, run through a wall for him. :scratchhead:
       
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        And yet, in that senile figurehead condition, would run circles around Old Hee Haw and Duncechump.
         
        • MidwestChomp

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          He needed to read that?
           
          • EuroGator

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            Getting old is not for cowards.

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              Oh my God I was reading along to what he said lmao
               
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                Nuck the Foles.
                 
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                  If we’re honest, he’s got a point. I mean, the nerve of BC to come right down to their house to take away what they wanted. It wasn’t cool.
                   
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                    I thought he was going to say; "Four years ago Ron Zoom came up here and won the first game on my field".
                     
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                      I was ready to run through a brick wall until you mentioned his balls...then I puked my chicken up into my mouth.
                       
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                        I'll just leave this here...a powerful counterpoint to the OP and it seems especially perfect for Veterans Day.

                        Norm Carlson Looks Back.. - Gene Ellenson's Letter - Florida Gators

                        Please do yourself a favor and read the whole article. You won't regret it. Just watch out, it can get a little dusty towards the end.



                        Ellenson was asked to address players even after his coaching career ended. From Wikipedia:



                        I wish Coach Ellenson had lived two more years so he could have seen his beloved Gators finally win it all.

                        A couple more articles about the greatest motivational speaker in UF history:

                        Former Gator Ellenson Always Has Been Fighter

                        Spurrier Plays His Hand - And It Delivers Spades




                        Alex.
                         
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                          Lol best thing you have ever posted I look at this and still laugh
                           
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                            Booby about as senile as ever too
                             
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                              Nothing more lost than a Seminole without a reservation.
                               
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                                Mueller giving his special counsel team a hype speech...:lol:
                                 
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                                  or sissies. That was kinda sad.
                                   
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                                  Gene was the coach the players wanted. Dickey seemed like a good choice at the time but.........
                                   
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                                  Fantastic. Man, one more weekend to endure without college football. This letter has given me the strength to make it through to August 24th!
                                   
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                                  Seriously. I can't imagine anyone looking that guy in the eye when they said they couldn't go another rep.
                                   
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                                  Taking my son to UF this weekend - will take up Saturday and Sunday - so I figure I'll barely even notice that it is the weekend. He's going to be on one of the upper floors in Trusler and it will be hotter than Hades, as well as complete chaos. I can't wait........
                                   

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