Nov 26, 1896: At the Chicago Coliseum - indoors and lighted - Michigan falls to Chicago 7-6. It is at this game that Maroons’ head coach and NFF College Hall of Fame member Amos Alonzo Stagg tells his team to call its plays about 10 yards behind instead of at the line of scrimmage. He instructs Chicago players to put their arms over each others’ shoulders and “huddle up” offensively because of the noise of the enclosed arena. Many credit the modern-day huddle to this game.
Courtesy: The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame
Monday, November 26, 2007
Posted by All Access Football at 3:40 AM