Top 40 National Championship Quotes

Words matter. These are the best National Championship Quotes from famous people such as Grayson Allen, Paula Creamer, Derek Bok, Anne Donovan, Chad Kelly, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

You think the end of my freshman year, from nobody real

You think the end of my freshman year, from nobody really knowing who I was to skyrocketing onto the scene in the national championship game, there’s nothing but good things to say after that. Then you get into the spotlight and it turns to hate.
Grayson Allen
We are a global sport. I mean, golf is obviously played all around the world. But when you have your National Championship, of course, everybody in America is rooting for an American.
Paula Creamer
Once you start worrying about a national football championship, then you begin to worry about getting the quality of athlete, and the numbers needed, to win a national championship. And that worry leads to pressure to compromise academic standards to admit those athletes.
Derek Bok
There are some real memorable highlights in my history that, in my mind, are such milestones. Winning a national championship in college and being on the Olympic platform getting a gold medal. Visiting the Hall of Fame and going into the Hall of Fame.
Anne Donovan
I want to win a national championship; that’s been my dream since I was a child.
Chad Kelly
Most coaches would consider leading a team to an Olympic gold medal a capper for a pretty good year. The same goes for winning an NCAA national championship. Or a FIBA world championship. Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of the Duke Blue Devils and Team USA, led teams to each of these honors… within about 24 months.
Don Yaeger
If you win a National Championship, or you win two, people think you have not only seen the Holy Grail, but you’ve embraced it. Basically, I do what a lot of people do, but I’ve been able to win.
Mike Krzyzewski
I think Jarrett Lee is much better than people give him credit for. I think he’s good enough to lead this team to a national championship.
Jesse Palmer
But I was always a bit of a gypsy, anyway. I spent five years at Oklahoma State, five years at Miami and moved on after winning the national championship, and five years with the Cowboys. So, I was ready to move on. We won back-to-back Super Bowls, and I felt that I accomplished what I wanted to accomplish.
Jimmy Johnson
Honestly, the Carolina games I played in every year were more intense than the national championship games I played in – they had a better environment.
Christian Laettner
When I talk about a successful program, define that. It’s not just winning the national championship every year because nobody can do that.
Nick Saban
It’s a long, hard, difficult process to make it to a national championship.
Hale Irwin
I’ve dreamed of winning a national championship and I’ve dreamed of being an Olympian.
Jrue Holiday
We won the national championship. We went 40-0 – the first men’s or women’s team in history to ever do that.
Brittney Griner
They said ‘the SEC this, the SEC that.’ I said, ‘You talk like all 14 teams are this, that and the other thing.’ I said, ‘You have to give credit to the first one or two that have won the national championship, but don’t act like they’re all doing that.’
Bob Stoops
Well, I think any national championship is an extremely important championship to play in.
Greg Norman
Somebody asked me – you know, how come it took you so long to win a national championship? And I said, ‘I’m a slow learner; but you notice when I learn something, I have it down pretty good.’
John Wooden
When you start using terms like national championship and playoffs, that’s very rare air.
Urban Meyer
I think when you have a National Championship Game, a Super Bowl, a Final Four, a World Series, I don’t see why there is any reason to pick out one individual as the MVP because it is about a team winning a championship. Maybe that best explains what I believe in at the core in my work as a broadcaster.
Jim Nantz
Seattle is very similar to Minneapolis. I like the culture; I like the people. I raced a bike and won a national championship on Lake Washington in 1977, so I’ve had a connection there for a long time.
Greg LeMond
There’s no greater feeling, I would imagine, than winning a national championship in that one year and then hopefully going to the NBA.
Jayson Tatum
A lot of people talk about the Fab Five, and they were wonderful, one of the best teams you’ll ever see in college basketball. But the ’89 team is the best one to ever play at Michigan in my opinion because they won the national championship. Winning a championship is winning a championship.
Trey Burke
The national championship for Syracuse in 2003 will always be the high-water mark for me. That was my alma mater, my team, my players, our fans. That remains the top experience of my basketball life.
Jim Boeheim
Sometimes fans… they want more and more and more, and they think you win a national championship every year. It doesn’t work that way.
Dabo Swinney
I feel like I’ve always been doubted or slighted. Let’s be honest. When you’re a walk-on, you don’t start for a No. 1 team, a national championship contender. You just don’t. A walk-on is a guy who plays scout team, who’s just happy to be on the team.
Clay Matthews III
I might not have a conference championship or a national championship as a head coach, but I had the recruiting factor.
Kirby Smart
I got to a point where I was doing county-level shows, but it was dressage that I really loved where, effectively, the horses are dancing. At one point, I was a groom for Hannah Esberger, who has competed for Great Britain and has seven national championship titles.
Millie Bright
I’ve always won. I’ve won the state championship, national championship, all that stuff.
Jahlil Okafor
I got everything I wanted out of Texas. Obviously, you’d love to win more. You’d love to win a national championship and compete at that level. But as far as relationships and development, I couldn’t be happier.
Mohamed Bamba
I only won one national championship.
Larry Johnson
When I was young, I never dreamed about winning a national championship. I didn’t even play basketball. But I was tall. And long. And had large hands. I was made for the game. It found me later in life, compared to most collegiate athletes.
Brittney Griner
Not many people do what Jameis Winston did: first year

Not many people do what Jameis Winston did: first year as a starter winning a national championship, only one loss in his two years as a starter. He’s got great charisma. He’s polarizing for some people, but he’s a rare talent.
Jon Gruden
But I remember back in 1998, the year after Peyton Manning left Tennessee, a lot of people didn’t really give Tennessee a chance. There was a lesser-known Tee Martin playing quarterback. He ended up leading them to a national championship in 1998 the year after Peyton left.
Jesse Palmer
During my 40-year coaching career at West Point, Indiana and Texas Tech, my teams reached the Final Four on five occasions, winning the national championship three times.
Bobby Knight
I think when you win the national championship, it works throughout your team. Where human nature is to say, I did well. I got my quota this month. Now do I get some time off? Do I get a bonus? Do I get to go on a cruise? But it’s not to keep trying to be the best. That’s not necessarily human nature.
Nick Saban
Our goal is to win the conference championship and go to the playoff and win the national championship and we recruit with that attitude.
Mack Brown
When your are playing for the national championship, it’s not a matter of life or death. It’s more important than that.
Duffy Daugherty
Once you win a National Championship, how do you do that again? How do you get the passion to do that again? We won it again right away, the next year. A lot of it had to do with the fact that I didn’t give myself an opportunity to enjoy the first one.
Mike Krzyzewski
There’s three banners I want to hang – ACC regular championship, ACC tournament championship, and, of course, the national championship.
Jahlil Okafor
We just want to win the natty – the national championship – and that’s starts with a team, not just one person.
Tua Tagovailoa