Sport: The T

The football professors had been dead wrong, and humanly slow to admit it. Four years ago, coaches labeled the T formation a precarious stratagem suitable only for such star performers as Quarterback Sid Luckman of the Chicago Bears and Fullback Norm Standlee of Stanford. Without such power and polish, said the coaches, the T formation wouldn't work.

Last week, contrary evidence was apparent on almost every college gridiron: pink-cheeked freshmen scurried and whirled out of the T formation to touchdown after touchdown. More than 50% of college coaches now start their football alphabet...

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