Pat Summitt on winning: 'I'm going to outwork you. Simple as that.'


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Legendary Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt, who died Tuesday morning, was known for her memorable quotes, many of which shed light on her leadership style and work ethic. Here’s a look back at some of the ones she’ll be remembered for.

On how to win:

“Here’s how I’m going to beat you. I’m going to outwork you. That’s it. That’s all there is to it.” — Summitt in her 1999 book “Reach for the Summit”

On tradition:

“I remember every player — every single one — who wore the Tennessee orange, a shade that our rivals hate, a bold, aggravating color that you can usually find on a roadside crew, ‘or in a correctional institution,’ as my friend Wendy Larry jokes. But to us the color is a flag of pride, because it identifies us as Lady Vols and therefore as women of an unmistakable type. Fighters. I remember how many of them fought for a better life for themselves. I just met them halfway.” — Summitt in her 2013 book with Sally…

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