Heard on Campus: Dick Vermeil

"I always look at tough times as temporary. I've had the support and confidence throughout my life to help me succeed. When seasons were hard, it was the young players that I was coaching that inspired me to keep going, keep trying, to use adversity as a positive and to remain optimistic."

-- Dick Vermeil, NFL head coach and football broadcaster, on what energized him to persist and remain positive during strenuous football seasons and in life, speaking on Tuesday, April 20, in Eisenhower Auditorium on Penn State's University Park campus. Vermeil was the last speaker of the 2009-10 Distinguished Speaker Series, held throughout the year by the Student Programming Association.

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Last Updated November 18, 2010