Doing a paper on a Paterno speech he gave in 2002. Thought you'd enjoy this quote
There are some people in my life that have been heroes to me – Robert E. Lee is one of them. Now, I don’t mean to play the professor, but the Civil War was all set to go this way, when McClellan was threatening Richmond down there on the river and they were going to do some things, and they appointed Lee the general of the Confederate army. Lee looked over the situation, and said the only way to win is we’ve got to dictate our terms. They’ve got to do it the way we want to do it. He was willing to take a chance. To change the game. And by doing that, he gave the Confederates a chance to win.