Sport: Bible's Handbook

Back in 1913, a prematurely bald young man of 22 became football coach of Mississippi College—mostly on the say-so of his parson. Dana Xenophon Bible was good at quoting Scripture, conducting chapel and teaching Latin. The qualifications were not much for football, but Bible was willing to learn.

He sought out such scholars of the game as Michigan's late Fielding Yost and Chicago's Amos Alonzo Stagg. The knowledge he gradually soaked up he applied so shrewdly that Bible's bare head came to symbolize football prosperity at three big colleges (Texas A. & M., Nebraska and University of Texas). His 34-year coaching record:...

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