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Sylvester Croom
Sylvester Croom

Helping take the Crimson Tide to three consecutive championships in the 1970s, Sylvester Croom was a starting center under the legendary Paul "Bear" Bryant. Sylvester graduated with a B.A. in history and turned pro, playing just one season with New Orleans before returning to school. He coached linebackers for the Crimson Tide, sending four of his players to the NFL as first round draft pi…

Date of Birth: September 25, 1954


Found 107 quotes by Sylvester Croom .
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Sylvester Croom

"I am sure the players that were part of that streak are going to be constantly reminded of it. It also puts them in a position where they want to get another streak started and we are first up so we have to do our part to make sure that does not happen." Sylvester Croom
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Sylvester Croom

"The legal system has worked, and our players have been penalized by the court." Sylvester Croom
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"We were sloppy today. We got another great effort out of our defense. They're making plays and getting turnovers. Loose balls, tipped balls, they're making plays." Sylvester Croom
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Defense   

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"I'll never be satisfied, but I like this team a whole lot better at this point than I did at this time last year. I know this team is willing to pay the price to be successful. I know that this team is in good shape. I know that they are physically tough, and that they will hit people. They have a will to win." Sylvester Croom
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"Their high school football is some of the best in the country." Sylvester Croom
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"We had curfew duty together in Green Bay. He's not going to play tricks. He knows my philosophy, and I know his." Sylvester Croom
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Duty   

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"These things happen, but you can see them coming before they occur. You can avoid these situations or diffuse them as quickly as possible. That's what did not happen and why the incident took place." Sylvester Croom
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"Now we'll just have to put the first half of the season behind us. We'll work hard and focus on coming back in the second half of the season and play a lot better." Sylvester Croom
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"I had several scouts say to me at the Senior Bowl (in Mobile, Ala.) that the way he practiced is far above some of the other guys. That's what made him a good football player, and that's what is going to make him a good pro." Sylvester Croom
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"... We've got guys on our teams whose homes are gone, and everything they've got is gone, ... Most went at least 24 hours before they could even find out if their people were OK. To do what they did this week shows that we've got some great young people on this football team. I have so much respect for them. I don't know if I could have done it." Sylvester Croom
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Sylvester Croom

"We've got to develop some mental toughness. It's why we don't have back-to-back good practices and why we can't win two games in a row. Right now, we're just not mentally tough enough. I'm disappointed because after a good day, we'll have a lackadaisical practice." Sylvester Croom
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Sylvester Croom

"I'm not going to make predictions because I've never believed in that. But we'll go into this year feeling like we can play with anybody on our schedule and have a chance to win. That will be the first time since we've been here that has occurred." Sylvester Croom
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Sylvester Croom

"[Templeton and university president Dr. J. Charles Lee traveled to Green Bay twice to visit with Croom. Going into the second meeting,] I had made up my mind I wasn't going to take the job, ... I had never intended to coach anywhere in college but Alabama." Sylvester Croom
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Sylvester Croom

"I expect us to get more opportunities offensively this year because our defense is going to give us the football. They do a great job of forcing turnovers. And we practice those things." Sylvester Croom
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"His work ethic is tremendous, ... He comes to practice every day to compete. He enjoys it. He has fun at what he's doing. And as a coach, you really like to see that in a player." Sylvester Croom
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Sylvester Croom

"If we play like we did today, we could have won the last two games. This was the first time that the seniors stepped up and never gave up." Sylvester Croom
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"They've got so many players in the state of Georgia that Georgia and Georgia Tech can't sign them all. They might as well let us have some." Sylvester Croom
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Sylvester Croom

"Ultimately, I am responsible for their actions and I take full responsibility. But I want to stress that these are good kids who come from good families, who made a serious mistake in judgment." Sylvester Croom
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"We are a football team, and we will play as a football team this year. I'm not going to make any predictions, but we go into the season this year feeling like we can play with anybody on our schedule and have a chance to win." Sylvester Croom
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"In some ways I think his legend is growing, I think it's getting bigger," Sylvester Croom
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"As far as I am concerned they are just as good as Southern Cal last year. I don't see a weakness on their team right now even though they lost the game the other night." Sylvester Croom
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