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Dr. Saturday

Louisiana Tech goes Hollywood to announce its Biletnikoff nominee

Preseason award watch lists are usually forgettable.

They're a long compilation of players — some you've heard of and some you haven't — who may or may not live up to the expectations set forth in July.

And while these list are usually scanned and trashed, one school is taking its watch list nomination very seriously.

After the Biletnikoff Award watch list touting the nation's best receiver was released Tuesday, Louisiana Tech released a flier (top left) campaigning for their nominee, Quinton Patton, to win before he even takes a 2012 snap.

But hey, the Bulldogs get high marks for creativity by playing on the promotional poster from the movie Patton. George C. Scott would be proud.

Even though four Louisiana Tech players have earned preseason watch list accolades, only Patton, who (according to a press release) fans call "General," warranted an over the top informational flier based on a movie from 1970.

I wonder if he had ever even heard of the movie when he was posing for the flier? If he had, he might have known that General George S. Patton, for whom the movie was made, was a famous tank commander, but also had an attitude problem and anger management issues.

From everything I read, Quinton Patton doesn't share those same faults. In fact, he was one of the players who gave away his $300 Best Buy gift card from the Poinsettia Bowl to a child at the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

At the very least, Louisiana Tech, which is in its final year of the WAC, has gone above and beyond to make sure you don't forget Patton's name. It's also reminding voters that it's un-American not to vote for him in the fall.

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