Sport: California Football

When Coach Lynn ("Pappy") Waldorf took over the University of California football team in 1947, the job held no great promise of security. Of his 21 predecessors, ten had coached for one season. But Pappy is still at California. In five seasons, his teams have won 46 games, tied one, lost six games (not including three Rose Bowl contests).

Pappy has no truck with razzle-dazzle football; his style of play is a combination of plain percentages and horse sense. In a new book called This Game of Football (McGraw-Hill; $4), Pappy gives away his trade secret: winning teams are the product of...

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