Sport: Don't Fire the Coach

As a backfield star for the University of Washington in the early '30s, "Cowboy" Johnny Cherberg was a big man on campus, but after he became the Huskies' football coach in 1953, he seemed hard put to find a friend. Downtown alumni carped and criticized and horned in on his job. finally got him fired (TIME, Feb. 13), after stirring up a scandal that splattered all over the Pacific Coast Conference. But they had not got rid of Johnny. The stubborn Cowboy stayed in Washington, and last week his loudest enemies suddenly sounded like soft-spoken friends. John Cherberg. Democrat, had been...

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