Louis Leo “Lou” Holtz is a former American football player, coach, and analyst.

Holtz is the only college football coach to lead six different programs to bowl games and the only coach to guide four different programs to the final top 20 rankings. Holtz also coached the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL) during the 1976 season.

These are the 3 rules Lou Holtz wished he knew when he was 21.

Speech was given at Franciscan University of Steubenville


8 key takeaways:
  1. Life is a matter of choices where ever you are good or bad, it’s because of the choice you made.
  2. If you get an education, you are willing to work and overcome problems and difficulties, you can amount to something.
  3. You are either growing or you’re dying.
  4. There is never a right time to do the wrong thing and never a wrong time to do the right thing.
  5. Problems and difficulties are a part of life.
  6. Do everything to your ability with the time allotted.
  7. Everybody can be the best you are capable of being.
  8. Your attitude is important.