I must admit I'm
bitter. What Yale student isn't after seeing what happened to last year's good
season? But that shouldn't detract from the facts. Army is in a position where
every member of their team is on a full scholarship. It is just as easy to
offer a scholarship to a smart football player as a smart weakling. Also, Army
invariably has a winning season because they play the Ivy League. Yet when this
"great" team encounters Navy or Michigan they invariably get licked. I
don't decry Yale's team, we've got the best team in the Ivy League and will
prove it, but I do say that I think if Army were to meet a few teams which were
closer to their calibre we might see just how good the Kaydets are.
New Haven, Conn.
Paste this in your hat—the Hurricanes of Miami—Number One in '55!
SGT. BURT SAPERSTEIN
Tech 14; Miami 6.—ED.
I enjoyed reading Herman Hickman's predictions for the forthcoming gridiron
season. I was especially happy to see that Collins (Mike) Hagler was one of the
promising sophomores for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. Because of his
eagerness and competitive spirit he is destined to become one of the college's
Mike comes from
the nation's capital, was an All-Metropolitan choice in 1953, his last year in
attendance at Armstrong Technical High School. Armstrong has already produced
Lenny Ford of the Browns and Avatus Stone, who plays in the Canadian pro
league. Mike has always played defense and offense. I predict that, besides
getting his share of All-America notice, Collins Hagler will be the nation's
HE STANDS FOR THE
demonstrated his potentialities when a member of Ossie Solem's coaching staff
at Syracuse for several years. We alumni who were privileged to have contact
with him then fully realize what an inspiring opportunity it is to the young
men who play under the close supervision of this modest gentleman of sound
judgment. He stands for all that is best in sport.
WILLIAM H. EMERSON
THE PHILOSOPHY OF
I have just finished reading your splendid article on Bud Wilkinson.
As far as I know,
this is the first published account of Mr. Wilkinson's philosophy of training
young men. It gives an intimate insight into why he has been so successful at
Oklahoma University and why we of the Oklahoma alumni think so highly of him,
not only as a coach but also as a fine gentleman.
WILLIAM H. HAUN
The President no doubt has in mind the type of leader personified by Wilkinson
concerning his desire for a nationwide physical fitness program.
C. E. RHODES