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ETHJ3 XKGTJS. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1905
Must Be Aggressive and
Full of GritHold the
; Ball Tightly Tackle
and Interfere Well.
i How to Get a Quick
By W. T. (BILL) HEID. JR.
Head roach at Harvard unKersity.
Besides having the proper spirit ev
ery halfback should be heartily co-operative,
lie should be full of aggres
siveness both on the offense and de
fense, fall of sand and grit and Imbued
with a reasonable amount of Judgment.
Physically a halfback should be rom
pacy built, strong and quick, never
slow or clumsy and should weigh any
where from 170 to 190 pounds.
- Formerly It was not necessary to
have such heavy halfbacks owing to the
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uaxfback nt ivemos to btabt.
fact that one or more linemen could
always be used to do the heavy line
breaking work. Now, however, when
the ball must be curried over the great
er portion of the field by a limited
number of men. the necessity for
heavy, powerful half bucks to do this
must be evident.
lit earlier days, before the defensive
side of the game cume to be so well
understood and before special styles of
defense were devised to meet special
forms of offense, It was generally plan
ned to have at least one of the half
backs a good end runner. This provi
sion Is not so important uow as It once
was owing to the fact that end running
Is no longer practiced with old time
The defense has masteogjl the end
running game unless Indeed it consists
of skillfully devlned deception. In Its
place has come the demand for heavy
line buckers and plungers.
Whether bucking or running, a half
back should never allow himself to
loosen his hold on the ball owing to the
necessity of giving much attention to
passing some particular opponent.
The grip ou the ball should be auto
matic and Tlsellke. Where a back la
uncertain of his hold he may get good
practice by bouncing a ball against a
wall and then clapping it at once Into
position on the return.
It Is of course necessary that the
backs should tackle and interfere well.
This means that they should both tac
kle nud interfere low the only differ
ence between the two being that in
case of a tackle the runner takes hold
of his man. while in the Interference
he does all that the tackier does ex
cept take hold. A high tackier or ln
terferer has no place behind the line,
particularly in these days of heavy
Finally, no back can be effective who
does not start quickly. An offense
which is so slow In reaching its object
as to allow a concentration of oppo
nents at that spot before the piny hits
Is of course worthless.
Some backs stand In a crouching po
sition, with one foot a little In the rear
HALFBACK J VST A1TT.R STARTING ASD
ABOCT TO HK 1ITT. BALL.
of the other and with the knees turned
well lu. This enables them to start
to" tLe "right or left or" to the rrtmrwrtn
oat a moment's Iom of time and with
great Initial power.
Other backs assume a sprinting start
The sprint start position, with only
one hand touching the ground, and
that only snffleiently to steady the run
ner. Is at tl present time generally
conceded to be the most effective.
With the addition of three or four
200 pound center men the outlook in
the Yale football work! has brightened
materially. There are now on the
squad the following heavyweights: Ilea
ton. 218; Ilolloway. 203; Erwin. 20Si
Flanders, 20. and Tripp, 2O0. It was
something of a surprise to find that
Tripp and Flanders have gone steadily
up in weight till they have crossed the
200 pound line. John Mack, Yale's
new trainer, is making a reputation for
expert conditioning at the start of the
season. Under bis tutelage the team
has improved 100 per cent in condition
within a week.
Aside from the above five players
who A nd the scales past the 200 pound
mark, there are three freshmen expect
ed who, if they break through the Yale
faculty rush line and pass cleanly all
the examinations In their studies, will
be listed as regular candidates, and all
of them are over the 200 pound mark.
They i:e- Hoggs and I'aige of the St.
I'uul school and And run Iawrence
ville academy. They are Just the blocks
needed to plug up fhe Yale line, and
with them in it the line should prove
once more of the stone wall type.
Several of the candidates are close up
to 200 pounds in weight. Ituasell, the
new guard, who hails from Worcester
academy, tips the beam at 190 pounds.
Tackle Forbes weighs 190 and Tackle
Biglow about 185. Center Andrews
weighs about 190. The two halfbacks,
Quill and Levine, weigh 192 pounds
each, and Substitute Center Smith
weighs about 1S5 pounds. The coaches
are working with the definite end of
making the team very fast, which
would have been Impossible with such
a heavy team as that of last season.
The University of Pennsylvania has
fairly good prospects of developing a
team that will win from Harvard on
Nov. 11. when the two universities
meet on Franklin field. There Is no
elation, boasting or even much talk
among those who are supposed to know
and Judge the ability of the old and
new material, but the undisguised fact
remains that Pennsylvania will have
as good, if not better, material to de
velop an eleven than any of the larger
I eastern colleges.
Pennsylvania suffered severely in the
loss of Fullback Smith and Guard
Piekarski. These men were without
question the surerlor of any men play
ing ou an eastern gridiron, and it Is
foolish to expect that the Quakers will
find men who will competently and sat
isfactorily fill their places. Not only
svere they fiends on defense, but they
were kings in attack. In fact, they
constituted 75 per cent of the Quakers'
The other tva men Pennsylvania
lofg by graduation are Hutkewltz.
tackle, and Drake, end. While both of
these men were probably a little more
than the average in ability their loss
will not be felt so distinctly as that of
Smith and Piekarski. Pennsylvania has
Zelgier. guard; Lamson, tackle, and
Weede, end, as a veteran nucleus for
Iter rush line. All of these men are
good, hard, seasoned players and will
certainly be seen against the crimson
If not prevented by accident.
Princeton is regretting the announce
ment that Itoulon Miller, the crack
fullbuck, will not return to college this
fall owing to poor health. His loss will
be a heavy blow to the Princeton elev
en. Tenney, the quarter, is back, and
McCormlck, Connors, Pfeifer and
Morse are men of promise for the po
sitions tehlnd the line. Kirkpatrlck,
who was regarded as one of the best
tacks on the Princeton squad last fall,
will also not return this fall. Helm,
the quarterback, was drowned last
summer, and his death Is another one
of the misfortunes which are weaken
ing the Tigers' prospects.
Dillon is proving to be a capable
left guard. He is a reliable kicker.
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Positions Hurley and
Reid Working Hard to
Develop M en A Strong
Captain Hurley of the Harvard uni
versity football team has one excep
tionally good squad, which If pulled
along on the lines arranged by Head
Coach W. T. Reid should have a com
paratively easy time disposing of Pens
sylvanla, Dartmouth ami Yale on three
consecutive Saturdays In the month of
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to the team play maneuvers thought up
by Coach Reid, his staff of assistants
and Captain Hurley. For substitutes
Reid has a decidedly poor aggregation
as far as weight is concerned, but what
Is found lacking in beef is made up for
In the determination of the youngsters
and their dexterity. '
The end material is far better than
Captain Hurley had anticipated, and he
will rest content with O'Brien covering
the right wing and Blair holding down
the other side of the rush line. O'Bri
en's speed, his daring as a tackier and
his ability to smash Interference
stamp him as a worthy successor to
Dave Campbell and Jack Hallowell,
two of the crimson's greatest ends.
In the guard positions Coach Reid
and Captain Hurley are trying out-Me-Fadon.
Pierce, Parker, McLeod. Brown
and Paul. Of this number Parker aud
McFadon are "H" men. The sextet is
composed of 200 pounders excepting
Paul, who is very light and will proba
bly be relegated to the tackle squad.
Starr seems to have the call for quar
terback, although he is being pressed
hard by such fliers as Charley Leonard,
Morris Mahoney and Qulgley. Starr
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was on the varsity eleven last fall and
Leonard on the varsity nine. The latter
Is Tery fast on his feet.
For the three other back field places
left halfback, right halfback and full
backCoach Reid has a wealth of ma
terial combining speed, fierceness and
beef, and It is up to the coaches to
take their pick, naring the call in the
everyday lineup at present are found
Ilanley at fullback. Captain Hurley at
right half and Foster at left half, with
Wendell substituting for Captain Hur
ley. Boyd for -Ilanley and Lincoln for'
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