College Football: I Feel Awful Humble

How does a coach get his team up for a game? He wheedles, he needles, and if all else fails, he sinks to his knees in solemn supplication. But when the game is Army-Navy—the bitterest of all rivalries—nobody needs to be keyed up. WE CAN, WE WILL, WE MUST, read a banner at West Point. Bah! snorted Navy Coach Wayne Hardin. "We think we are the No. 1 team in the nation. We want to prove it." Army's Paul Dietzel mockingly agreed. "Don't panic," he told his players.

Panic? Army was lusting for blood. The Middies had trounced the...

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