NO. 1 AND COMPANY
Oklahoma! O.K. I agree with your No. 1 rating of the Sooners all the way (College Football '75, Sept. 8).
WILLIAM F. O'BRIEN
Re your Sept. 8 cover, I have found the flaw in Oklahoma football: the cheerleader has a hole in her uniform.
R.E. RHODES JR
For a football team with a defense that gives its coach an "acute headache," the Missouri Tigers performed a miracle on Monday, Sept. 8 when they upset No. 2 Alabama 20-7 and had Bear Bryant reaching for the aspirin all evening.
USC lost its first game last year and still ended up No. 1. Maybe this is a sign that Alabama will win a postseason bowl game.
Sooners or later it will be Michigan in '75.
KEVIN P. BENNETT
The likes of Penn State, Florida, Texas and Texas A&M finishing higher than Notre Dame? Never.
ARCHIE AND FAMILY
Add me to the long list of fans who want to see Archie Griffin become the first player to be awarded two Heisman Trophies (Good Man in the Long Run, Sept. 8). He is the personification of the amateur athlete's creed: desire, dedication and determination.
Sherman Oaks, Calif.
I read of the unselfish achievements of James Griffin Sr., "where he established a punishing routine that he still follows, working 20 hours a day. He manned a sanitation truck by day, worked in a steel foundry at night and served as a janitor in a high school in the wee hours between." I don't wish to minimize Archie's gridiron feats, but when it comes to the presentation of another Heisman Trophy, I would cast my vote for his father.
Santa Monica, Calif.
Archie Griffin deserved the Heisman Trophy, but your interesting article did not explain that although he was only the fifth player in football history to win the Heisman as a junior, he had already completed three years of varsity football while Roger Staubach, Vic Janowicz, Doak Walker and Doc Blanchard had completed but two. Archie played varsity ball in his freshman year.
Also, Ed Marinaro rushed for 4,715 yards in three years of varsity play. Archie has already completed three years and is 895 yards short of that total. Griffin is a great football player, but in the interest of fair play these facts ought to be mentioned.
SIDNEY J. RABINOWITZ