Sport: The Fullback of Notre Dame

This year big-league professional football will be 21 years old. Last week its guardians hired an outsider to manage its man-sized affairs. The new commissioner of big-league football is no white-headed Judge Landis. But the football world last week agreed that no one could be better suited for the job than 37-year-old Elmer Layden, for the past seven years athletic director and football coach at Notre Dame.

To reign at Notre Dame is the dream of many a college football coach. Yet last week Elmer Layden voluntarily left the campus that had made him famed—first as one of the Four Horsemen of...

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