THE work which the eleven has done the last few weeks has been of encouraging and almost incredible nature, for it has been shown what pluck and determination can do in a short time against great odds. Not long ago there was a feeling prevailing in the College, and perhaps not without cause, that our prospects for victory were poor; and since then confidence in the team and coachers has gradually fallen off and we have grown more and more depressed. But, as we have said, in the last few weeks the eleven has taken a tremendous stride, and with redoubled energy and under the conscientious and constant supervision of our best coachers, it has improved in its play to a marked extent. The changes in the make up of the team, the advantages of which seemed at one time so doubtful, have proved to be very advantageous and successful, the men themselves have worked with the greatest assiduity and earnestness, and the result can give us a very different feeling, a feeling of encouragement and even confidence for tomorrow. It is unfortunate, in some particulars, that the college has not been able to watch the eleven in its secret practice or to know definitely from time to time how much improvement it has made. It is sufficient to say that those who have watched and worked with the eleven have seen this improvement and that it gives a very different aspect to our prospects. We cannot foretell victory or defeat; but we can say that a better eleven, in its individual and in its team work, has seldom before represented Harvard at a Yale game; and we can with reason expect a satisfactory result tomorrow.
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