George K. (Lefty) James, head football coach at Cornell for the past 14 years, got fired last week before the Big Red's Thanksgiving loss to Penn, James had served 11 years at assistant coach assuming the in 1947.
The 55-year-old James said in a state released after the game: "Although an not an alumaus of Cornell, I have an a representative of this great university for twenty-five years and have says had her beat interests at heart, it appears it is to the university's at interest that I resign."
Robert J. Kane, Cornell director of said Thursday, "Lefty was a teacher gives too little time teach."
Cornell's sixth straight loss Thursday the Big Red a 2-7 final season record a tie for last place in the Ivy stands with Brown.
successor to James has been Leading candidates for the post proudly are Alva Kelley, presently coach at Colgate, and Jim Ostendarp, now each at Amherst.