? Sports Illustrated's article was a factual account of Jimmy Phillips' football career and the quotes were accurate.—ED.
FOOTBALL: CAUSE FOR PRIDE
In reading the article by your Mr. James Murray regarding the unfortunate death of Red Sanders, the late football coach at UCLA (SI, Aug. 25), I could not help noting a statement which can only be considered grossly inaccurate. Says Mr. Murray: "The West Coast never held its head as high in the Rose Bowl as when a Sanders eleven took the field to represent it."
I think it might be wise for you to call Mr. Murray's attention to the following:
1) UCLA appeared in the Rose Bowl four times and lost on every occasion.
2) The University of Southern California appeared in the Bowl 12 times and lost three times.
3) From 1930 to 1945, USC appeared in the Bowl seven times and won on every occasion.
4) USC is the only West Coast football team to have won a game from the Big Ten since the contract was signed in the late '40s.
EDGAR ALLEN YALE
FOOTBALL: READY TO ROLL
Thirty-four years ago, the University of Michigan "made" Red Grange—as your new football forecaster scored four tremendous touchdowns against the Wolverines in the opening minutes of the game (Michigan- Illinois, 1924).
In 1958 the University of Michigan could "break" Grange as a prognosticator—as the dark horse Wolverines are ready to roll in the Big Ten. If Red wants to keep his average up he had better pick Michigan as a steady winner throughout the season.
?All of which demonstrates the perils of prognostication even before the prognosticator prognosticates.—ED.