Sport: Stagg Fears ...

At Palm Springs, Calif, last week, football's eldest statesman had a few words to say. White-haired Amos Alonzo Stagg, who began coaching when Knute Rockne was a two-year-old boy in Norway, had forgotten more about the game than some of the younger coaches present ever knew. He originated such things as the end-around play, the fake kickoff and the tackling dummy—and at 86, is still going strong as coach at Susquehanna University. Said Stagg at a National Collegiate Athletic Association rules committee meeting, where free substitution was the main topic:

"Players today are...

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