Sport: New Salt

Last year the team had a dismal record of two wins, four defeats and a tie. This season things could well be worse, and they may never get better, for the idea of recruiting a solid tackle or slithering halfback is out of the question. But the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's new coach was content. "Believe me," said Otto Graham, "I couldn't have picked out a better spot if I had sat down and studied offers for two or three years."

There had been plenty of other offers. Shrewd, tough and resourceful, Otto Graham was an All-America tailback at Northwestern University, passed...

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