“Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.” You really can’t beat a little Sun Tzu on a Wednesday. In the spirit of Sun Tzu, we’ve put together Miami coach Randy Shannon’s weekly press conference so you can get a closer look at the Tigers upcoming enemy.
And just for fun, I decided I would share a couple of other nuggets from Sun Tzu. I dare say 90 percent or more of the coaches out there use parts of Sun Tzu to motivate, prepare or discipline their team.
A few of my favorites from the Chinese general and author:
“Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance”
“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”
“Opportunities multiply as they are seized.”
“Let your plans be dark and as impenetratable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.”
“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.”
“You have to believe in yourself.”
Hopefully that will help you get through your mid-week blahs and ready for another outstanding football weekend.