Sport: Kick-Off

Even the professional pessimists admitted that the college football worm had turned. Enough name players were either out or coming out of service to make a big difference. A stepped-up Navy R.O.T.C. program (having taken the place of ¥12) was another talent source. And now that teen-age draft requirements, had been eased (see EDUCATION), even the fuzzy-cheeked freshmen who carried last year's load looked bigger & better.

With a new rule permitting forward passes from anywhere behind the scrimmage line (instead of five yards back), coaches were more offense-minded than ever. A handful...

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