During Tuesday's press conference, head coach David Cutcliffe discussed the feelings that West Point conjured up:
"Getting a chance to see the Academy was pretty phenomenal," he said. "You saw West Point on the banks of the Hudson, and it was so overcast, and it was misting rain, and I got down there on the middle of the field and I swear I heard George Patton talk. I kept waiting for a tank to come over the ridge. It was pretty special."
If Cutcliffe had in fact heard Patton talk, what advice would the old general have given him? "Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory," perhaps?
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