The inspirational locker room speech delivered pre-, post- or even mid-game is a sports tradition. It's commonplace in locker rooms in most sports at any level and absolutely mandatory in the closing minutes of any great sports film.
Maybe the best athletes don't need any motivation outside of that they have in themselves. But it certainly can't hurt to have another motivational force in the locker room, particularly at the college level where athletes don't have a gigantic game check to inspire them.
Personally, I love this kind of stuff. All the yelling and jumping and high-fiving makes me wish I had given the whole college athletics thing a shot. Here are 20 locker room speeches that will fire up anyone not lacking a soul.