What’s football without locker room chatter?

“Hindsight is 50-50.”

— Pittsburgh coach Walt Harris, defending his unsuccessful strategy in the Continental Tire Bowl. (2003)


“I kept looking for the city. It just wasn’t there.”

— Quarterback Joe Pizzo, who grew up in Los Angeles, remembering his first impression of Mars Hill College. (1986)


“When we tied Georgia Tech.”

— UNC nose guard J.R. Boldin, recalling “the biggest game we’ve won since I’ve been here.” (1992)


“I watch to see if the kick goes through. My wife watches to see if she gets creamed.”

— Robert Mercer, describing what it’s like to be a parent of aspiring Duke placekicker Heather Sue Mercer. (1995)


“I thought it was the third quarter.”

— Johnson C. Smith football coach Wylie Harris, explaining why he called for a punt with only a minute left in the game and his team trailing. (1983)


” ‘Think you might need some footballs?’ ”

— Dale Steele, coach of the first Campbell University football team in half a century, noting the equipment salesman’s one last question about his order. (2007)