“Some of you boys will go off to war soon and get killed. You shore don’t want to die without beating Duke.”

— Coach Walker, firing up the troops before a 1942 game against Duke.

“I improved more than anyone seeing as how I finally beat Duke and all.”

— Coach Walker, explaining why he gave himself the Most Improved award following the 1942 season at Wake Forest.

“All I need to know is more than them tenth graders.”

— Teacher Walker explaining to a friend how qualified to teach high school chemistry

“Yes … and no.”

— Coach Walker, answering a question about whether his team would wear cleats or tennis shoes in the 1957 Grey Cup game.