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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 1, 1903)
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The Past Four Years I!
Tho last four scaBona constitute a
distinct period in tho history of foot
ball at tho University of Nebraska.
Tills Is not merely because of our win
ning toamB, for wo had won very large
ly in previous years, but on account of
several reasons of deep meaning for
our football future. Tho one thing
that appeals most Btrongly perhaps to
the levotoe is tho steady Improvement
in the essentials of form. Yost was
tho first to teach us the value of team
work, but this was a lesson which
could not be learned In a single sea
son, and tho loss of all but one of the
championship team coached by him re
sulted In the moBt disastrous season In
our record. In the Minnesota game of
1900 luck, and two or three stars not
tho precision of our plays brought us
into notice. The next year showed
some Improvement, though with ma
terial not a bit better than ours, Min
nesota and Wisconsin each scored
three touchdowns against us. The vic
tory over Minnesota last year came too
early in the soason to be attributed
largely to team work, but there can
bo no doubt that it was due in part
to the compactness and precision char
acteristic of the formations in later
games. This year, tno results of throe
years of thorough and systematic
coaching have been much In ovldence,
and, uneven as tho work has been at
times, the team has shown repeated ex
amples of splendid form.
It has been a long-standing griev
ance of those football cranks that be
lieve occasional "knocks" to be not
only tonic, but necessary, that Nebras
ka could not produce a fast team, nor
one that could fall on the ball. The
latter Is as much a matter of chance,
perhaps, as of individual quickness;
it is almost impossible to think an
eleven can bo a team, and not bo fast.
Michigan is said to owe nor unique
succession of victories to tho lightning
llko rapidity of her plays, which have
won for her coach tho title "Hurry-up
Yost." Carlisle owcb her great reputa
tion in football to speed far more than
to any other quality. At Nebraska wo
have had fast backB and faBt ends, but
a team cannot play any faster than its
slowest part, and our lino has always
been slow. The play of tho season
Just past, however, has been unexpect
edly gratifying in this regard. The
march for the second touchdown in the
Knox gamo was on the double-quick,
the fastest team work that has ever
been Been on Nebraska field. Tho play
in the second half of the Illinois game
was of tho same high order, fast, run
ning like clockwork, and with eleven
mon in tho gamo all the time. Fast
play depends in great measure upon
staying power; on tho physical side
this la given by the training table, but
the stamina that wins doubtful games
and turns defeat into victory at the
crisis rests upon tho temperamental
qualities of coach and players. No
former 'varsity eleven at Nebraska can
be compared with tho present in stay
ing power. Tho team of 1901 which
scqred three touchdowns against Has
koll in tho last eight minutes of play,
after the Indians Were two field goals
to tho good, made a finish as brilliant
as that ofthe Kansas and of the Illi
nois games. This was not a rally, how
over, for Nebraska had steadily been
outplaying Haskell on both offensive
and defensive. With Kansas the case
was very different. We were out-
played from start to finish, in carrying
tho ball as in defense, excopt at critical
moments and it is plain that scores
are made or prevented at Just such mo
ments. In tho first half of the Illinois
gamo wo were clearly outplayed; in
tho second, so great was the rally, that
Illinois was fairly outclassed. In three
points, team work, speed and staying
power, tho present season has been
memorable, and It will sen e ns van
tage ground for even better things next
In looking back over tho season's
games, it is impossible to give too hlg'i
praiso to the student body and theli
leaders for the splendid rooting thoy
have done, which has set a standard
that must never bo allowed to fall.
Most deeply gratifying, however, has
been the rapid growth of that courtesy
which goes with all true sportsman
ship. No other thing in the history of
tho game at Nebraska has produced
such a favorablo impression upon both
the advocates and the opponents of
football. Is It too much to hope that
another year will ifeo us meeting and
taking leave of each visiting team,
oven though they go as victors?
Among those who have helped to
build up football in the university are
many who deserve praise. It is possi
ble to name but two of these the two
that stand first. It is dlfllcult for those
who have worked with Coach Booth to
Lcllevo that another man could have
turned out our four great teams, just
as it is doubtful whether any man
other than Professor Wyer would have
Initiated tho financial policy which has
made great teams possible.
FREDERIC E. CLEMENTS.
MEN WHO MADE NEBRASKA.
(Concluded from pago 5).
getting down tho field well undor
Ho has been playing tackle this year
on tho 'Varsity and doing splendid
His namo Is also another good one
to add to tho list for next year.
Wilson came from Illinois, some peo
plo call It God's country; wo sincerely
hope it is, we would dislike very much
to think that it belongs to anyone else.
Anywny, Wilson comes from that state.
Ho played one year, on tho Illinois
State Normal team before coming here.
Last year ho played on tho 'Varsity
at tackle and proved conclusively that
ho understood the game.
This year ho has been playing at end
and keeping up the reputation ho made
last year. He Is a strong man and
heavy, and knows how to use his
weight as well as any man you will
RwW r hi &l '
Standcven is also a product of tho
Omaha High School, having played on
that team for two years at end. This
Is his first year hero and ho has made
a remarkably good record.
In the early part of tho season he
played on the Scrubs, but was later
given the 'Varsity signals and used as
a substitute end. He is a suro tackier
and very speedy.
Fenlon finds it convenient to call
David City his home. He played on
tho city team for a year become coming
Ho began on tho Scrubs, but was
later given tho 'Varsity signals and
used as a substitute end.
His playing is very aggressive and
as a rule, sure. In tho games which
he nas played ho has dono some excel
Brlggs is not a new namo to the
football enthusiast, who will remember
him from last year's Scrubs.
Ho comes from Red Oak, la., and
played on tho High School team there
for three years, being captain of the
team the last year.
Ho has been playing a sub guard this
year and so handles his weight that It
all counts. His work has beon very
faithful and very good during tho sea
son. Barta comes from Knoxvllle, Nob.,
and never saw a football until he
He opened tho season with the
Scrubs but was later given the 'Varsity
signals and has been used as sub guard.
He Is a good-sized man and knows
how to handle himself and will make
great player. ,
Lantz comes from Kearney. Ho
played on tho High School team for
two years in that city, one at quarter
and one at half.
Lantz is not hurt with Blze, but is
very quick and strong and has boen do
ing very excellent work throughout
Graves comes from Kearney, where
ho played for two years on tho Kear
ney Military Academy team.
This is his first year of football at
the University and ho has certainly
made an excellent beginning.
He began on the Scrubs but was very
soon transferred to tho 'Varsity and
alternates with Eager at left half. On
tho defense he Is exceptionally strong,
and has a remarkable ability for
smashing Interference. On tho offen
sive he is quick and sure and at times
his hurdling is sensational.,
Ho will bo a particularly strong man
for behind the line next year.
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