George Patton Was Once A Spread Offense Coach!



A recent conclave of spiritual mediums contacted General George Patton and were shocked to discover he was actually a spread offense oriented college football coach in one of his many previous lives. Coach Patton went on to elaborate that many of his famous quotes were not about warfare, but instead about football. Coach Patton, a known Texas Aggie fan, gave specific examples as they related to the current A&M team:

"A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week."

They don't even have a playbook by God!

"A good solution applied with vigor now is better than a perfect solution applied ten minutes later."

See A&M scramble plays.

"A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood."

See Coach Jackson.

"Do everything you ask of those you command."

See JFF at La. Tech running down an opposing player from behind, stripping the ball and then tackling the next bulldog that scoops up the ball.

"Do more than is required of you."


"Fixed fortifications are monuments to man's stupidity."

See Alabama D.

"I am a soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight."

Under Sumlin, undefeated on the road.

"If I do my full duty, the rest will take care of itself."

See the entire team vs. Alabama 2012.

"In case of doubt, attack."

See now Coach McKinney.

"It is the unconquerable soul of man, not the nature of the weapon he uses, that insures victory."

See the 12th Man.

"Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way."


"Live for something rather than die for nothing."

Why does this summon an image of Johnny with a sparkler in his teeth? What's going on down there?

"May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't."

See Sumlin with a double-digit second half lead.

"Never let the enemy pick the battle site."

Eight games at Kyle Field this year men!

"No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair."

Somebody zip this off to Mack Brown in an e-mail or one of those tweet thingees.

"Success is how you bounce on the bottom."

See the 2011 season followed up by the 2012 one.

"The leader must be an actor."

See Sumlin in the locker room after the 2012 Ole Miss game.

"You are never beaten until you admit it."

"We should look at how fast we allow the game to go in terms of player safety. Is this what we want football to be?" Sorry Nick, but yes, yes it is.

"You shouldn't underestimate an enemy, but it is just as fatal to overestimate him."

Again, see the Bama game.

"Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching."

Can you say hurry-up/spread/air-raid offense?

"Above all else remember that we as attackers have the initiative, we know exactly what we are going to do, while the enemy is ignorant of our intentions and can only parry our blows. We must retain this tremendous advantage by always attacking rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, and without rest."

I can't wait to see the 2013 running backs, tight ends and new receivers added to A&M's offensive armory.

"In war football the only sure defense is offense, and the efficiency of the offense depends on the warlike souls of those conducting it."

Is there any lingering doubt I was a spread offense coach in a previous life?

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."

See Coach Kingsbury in 2012 and now Spavital.

"Wars might be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who lead that gains the victory."

Who is going to step up and replace Nealy and Swope? Important question.

"Many soldiers are led to faulty ideas of war by knowing too much about too little."

Good job coaches for letting Johnny be Johnny, and see Coach Banks recent comments ref Bertolet.

That is all.

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