Sport: Kickoff

Michigan's cagey Coach Fritz Crisler was weary of denying that his boys were twice as fast and slicker than a riverboat gambler. To newsmen he confessed sarcastically: "Sure, everyone's a star around here." A few days later, with bands blaring and the first hint of autumn in the air, Crisler's boys took poor Michigan State apart, 55 to 0.

As the season began, tricky Michigan and powerhouse Notre Dame (which has still to play its first game) looked like the teams to watch in 1947. Notre Dame had its veteran quarterback, Johnny Lujack, and a...

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