Erk Russell was Georgia's defensive coordinator during the 1980 national championship season.
He was one of the great motivators of all time. A thousand articles could be written about the amazing ways he inspired his players to play better than they would have thought capable.
One my favorite quotes, which may have been coined by someone else, but was often used by Coach Russell:
"You know what a Consultant is don't you? It's someone who knows a 100 different sex positions but doesn't know any women."
Some of Coach Russell's other attributed quotes include coming up with the T-shirt that says TEAM in big letters and "me" in little letters; Coach Russell reportedly once saw a Georgia Tech trainer with a shirt on that had the initials GTAA (georgia tech athletic association). Coach Russell rearranged the letters and coined the decades old acronym: GATA (get after their asses).
And if you've ever seen it you'll never forget the pictures of Coach Russell with a forehead covered in blood from headbutting his players after big plays.
Erk Russell: A damn good dawg.