When Dartmouth lured Earl Brown up to Hanover in the spring of 1943, they thought they were getting the man behind Crimson sports. And they weren't so very far off at that, for the young Notre Dame graduate had, at the age of 28, already made quite a name for himself in several major sports at several major colleges.
For two years Brown did ycoman work here on Varsity basketball and as football end coach; before that he had directed football, basketball, and tennis at Brown. He got his training and his varsity letters playing football and basketball for the Irish, then on all-star and professional teams.
Now, after a year of coaching at Dartmouth, Brown is coming back to plague the Crimson once more. This time he is bringing a powerful gridiron squad from the Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy with him; the call of war finally caught up with him and drafted him into the coaching job at the Long Island base.
For a first-year team the Cadets are coming here with a pretty fair record. Reasselaer Polytech, Ursinus, Lafayette, and Boston College have already fallen victim, with only Maryland having been able to take their measure. And this is their first year of varsity football.
It isn't the first year for some of the players, however. Their most potent threat is a halfback named Bob Pfohl, who scored three of the six touhdowns against Boston College in the Cadets' last game. He broke in at Purdue, where his play earned him an all-America rating.
The Crimson can look to its laurels such as they are.