Sport: A Hard-Nosed Game

The coach's voice thundered across the practice field: "Baby, have you got a play book?'' The halfback, who had just forgotten his blocking assignment, nodded guiltily. "Well," came the coach's cry, "when you go to eat. take it with you. When you go to the toilet, take it with you. When you go to see your girl, take it with you.''

The orders were issued in dead seriousness; yet no one lifted an eyebrow. For Coach Alonzo Smith ("Jake"') Gaither, 56. has been handing down such edicts ever since he showed up in Tallahassee in...

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