Years of tradition will be shattered this afternoon when Dick Harlow, Harvard's first non-graduate head coach, inaugurates spring football practice in the Briggs Cage. For the first time in history, not one Crimson grad will be on the staff of instructors that will provide the brain power behind the Varsity's drive for victory.
From Western Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Ohio the 1935 mentors have been chosen.
Undoubtedly these new men will reorganize Soldiers Field methods entirely and the chances are that the candidates for next season's varsity will find themselves being driven harder than ever before in their lives. Of course for the moment, with only a fortnight before vacation and with only the comparatively cramped quarters of the Cage as a base of operations, Harlow probably won't start any radical innovations but will devote most of his time to a preliminary survey of material.
This material ought to be pretty promising, judging by the individual performances turned in last fall by men on both the Varsity and the Freshmen. There will be a notable lack of heavy, driving players, but there will also be an unusually varied assortment of other talents liberally scattered over all departments of the game.