Education: The Monster

In his nine years as coach at the gridiron-conscious University of Maryland, Big Jim Tatum saw his Terrapins cover themselves with glory: they won 71 games, lost only 13, played five bowl games. It was only natural, therefore, to expect that when Big Jim announced that he had accepted a $15,000 coaching job at the University of North Carolina, Maryland should be plunged in gloom. But the gloom was hardly universal—nor was there cheering at Chapel Hill. At both places, it seemed, students were showing distinct signs of growing up. Said Maryland's undergraduate Diamondback :

"We do not feel his leaving means...

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