In view of all this, Ivy League rivals might be advised to monitor a course at Harvard taught by Larry Brown, Restic's quarterback the past two seasons. Brown, a senior who majors in government and is interested in a teaching career, received permission to organize and teach a half-credit "non-catalog" course entitled Fundamentals of the Multiflex. The course attracted 20 students, among them seven coeds and Brown's teammate Dan Binning, who attend a weekly two-hour class that consists of lectures by Brown and the showing of game films. Restic, who is frequently rumored to be in line for NFL coaching jobs, has given Professor Touchdown, as Brown is now called, technical guidance.
Some Harvard administrators and faculty members have grumbled about the course, apparently finding football an unworthy subject of intellectual inquiry. Brown replies pointedly, "This is a better course than some they're giving around here." As for Binning, a senior defensive end, he says he is taking the course to find out what the offense was doing these past four years.