A note to our Yankee cousins in the college football world:
In case you thought the bravado surrounding Southern football was a new invention (like all the talk of "Southern Speed" we inundated you with around bowl season), check out this headline from The Kingston Times ($) in 1937:
Well, you don't see headlines like that anymore. Of course the writer was using "retarded" in the proper sense; it's actually an article about the start of spring practice in advance of the 1937 season and how bad weather kept some teams from starting workouts on time. But it's all in how you read it.
Of note to Vol fans, that particular article mentions that while most programs were holding from 4-6 weeks of practice, Neyland was working the Tennessee boys for eight(!) weeks of drills.