Sport: T-Secrets

One day seven years ago, the University of Notre Dame campus experienced the nearest thing to an earthquake it had known in 107 years of history. By order of suave, iron-willed Football Coach Frank Leahy, the revered Notre Dame shift, perfected by the great Knute Rockne and immortalized by such Notre Dame heroes as Christy Flanagan and the Four Horsemen, was unceremoniously junked. To replace it, Leahy wheeled in the T-formation.

In the mutinous uproar at South Bend, buildings seemed to tremble—but none crumbled. All that happened was that Notre Dame, operating from Leahy's new T, became more devastating than ever. In...

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