The backs have, however, improved somewhat this week under the coaching of G. S. Curtis '92 and J. L. Knox '98 and when they get running well together are apt to hit the line with some force. As the team has played no hard games it is impossible to tell how effective their interference will prove against such a strong line as that of the Junior eleven.
The '98 eleven has not played any regular games this fall so that it is difficult to gauge its real strength with any exactness. The practice has consisted almost entirely of signal practice and scrub games against the substitutes and other class teams. The line is fairly heavy for a class team and the men are good individually, but they do not play well together. The backs are heavy but slow in starting, and the interference is not as compact as it should be.