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Nine championship, the 'Harvard
coaching system established there
this year by Coach Withington, a
Haughton pupil, will be used next
year and it is already predicted Wis
consin will turn out the best team in
The Haughton system differs in
two distinct features from the old
Wisconsin system and the system in
vogue ,at Chicago.
The Harvard system demands
enough coaches to insure every play
er individual attention.
The system relies as much upon
mental preparation and mental alert
ness as on physical condition of the
men. - ,
' To prove this Withington takes his
players to a public dining room on
the night .before a game, permits
them to eat about wha they want
and allows a glass of beer to the men
who wish it r
He does not permit them to dis
cuss the next day's game.
To supply enough coaches for the
Badger eleven, Withington brought
with him Eddie Soucy, Harvard's
great end in 1915; John Doherty, a
substitute quarterback at Harvard,
and Dick King, Harvard halfback and
all-American selection last year.
In addition there is Tom .Jones,
formerly of Missouri university;
Howard Buck, one of Wisconsin's
greatest tackles; Earl Driver, an all
American halfback in 1901 and 1902,
and Arlie Mucks, champion discus
hurler of the world.
With this talent, line, backfield,
ends, every qne gets his share of at
tention, and if Wisconsin did not
have a championship team it did turn
out a. finished product
Joe Tinker will manage the Cubs
in 1917 and porbably continue as
boss through 1918.
. Tinker and Pres. Weeghman had a
session yesterday afternoon, and at
its close each declared the manager
ial question was settled foi-the com
ing year, though a contract had not
been signed. Terms have been agreed
on for one year, but the paper was
not signed because the length of the
agreement was not, decided.
The size of Joe's salary was not
made public. It concerns only Joe
and the people paying him. .
Various trades and deals were
talked over, according to Tinker, and
he plans to go. east with Pres.
Weeghman next month to the Na
tional league meeting in New York.
The Cubs 'have several men that
might be desired by other clubs, men
who could be done without qn the
To get something worth while for
these surplus athletes will be the
purpose of Tinker's trip. He will
meet the managers of the other
teams and talk trade.
Pennsylvania's football team ar
rived at Ann Arbor today for the an
nual game tomorrow with Michigan.
Last season the elevens played- a
0-to-0 tie. Pennsylvania this fall js
a better team, but Michigan has also
The,. Wolverine attack is a fine
scoring machine. It proved that in
the-Cornell game, But the defense
fell down, and strengthening this de
partment has been the task of Coach
Yost the past week. If Michigan can
hold Pennsylvania to two touch
downs the western eleven should be
Princeton and Yale put on their
annual game at Princeton tomorrow
and the Tigers should at last turn on
the Blue and ring up a victory. Last
Saturday the Black and Orange kept
the strong and deceptive Harvard at
tack away from the goal line, being
defeated by a field goal.
And the Princeton attack will be
better tomorrow because of the pres
ence of Tibbott, one of the best field
goal kickers in the east For years-it
has been tradition that a poor Yale
team could down a good Princeton
team. Speedy Rush has been trying
to eradicate this psychological obsta
cle and seems to. have succeeded.
Yale does not look to be as strong