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But I do want to tell you that Mr. Murray's story (SI, Oct. 3) of sitting in the stands with Harvey p�re and watching Ronnie go down in defeat has changed my mind about Harvey Knox. Mr. Murray made him sound almost sympathetic: a jaunty, cocky fellow to be sure, but one who took defeat with a certain amount of grace. I might continue to have thought of Harvey Knox as an unbearably offensive blowhard had Ronnie and UCLA won, but now I think he is just another proud father who himself had the talent and chance to make something out of his life, but failed. Now he clings to Ronnie for a second chance at cracking open the oyster that eluded him. I don't like him any better but I hope he and Ronnie make it.
FATHER WANTS THE BEST
It is said that Ronnie has never participated in his decisions about playing football, and that Mr. Knox has just "ruled" him. I don't think this is true. Ronnie's father has made him do what he's supposed to do; but I know Ronnie has had something to say about it, because I know Ronnie Knox very well.
SEND HIM TO MICHIGAN...
?Last Saturday Ronnie Knox sat on the bench with a shoulder hurt against Maryland and watched substitute Sam Brown score two touchdowns, kick four extra points for a 55-0 victory over Washington State. But could be that Michigan will get to see Knox. Both UCLA and Michigan are eligible contenders for this season's Rose Bowl game.—ED.
THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE
My complaint is not whether Army is good or bad but about his reference to Syracuse as a "breather." Leave us not drag Syracuse football down to the level of Yale's which, along with the other Ivy League schools, has consistently refused to meet the Orange men—and, I might add, not because they are a breather.