rear foot should not be quite so far back.
The position must be one in which the
backs can start quickly in either direc¬
tion. Backs generally stand perfectly
square, with toes of both feet on a line.
Before they can get away from that posi¬
tion, they must take either a short step
back or forward. This step is unneces¬
sary, and slows a man up. The back
should never stand back on his haunches
after the signal is called for the play Get
up on your toes, get set ready for the word
"go," which is the snapping of the ball.
When once started, the back should dig
his toes in, and go for all he is worth just
as hard and fast as the force of gravity
will let him. A half-back should never
have to slow up for his interference. The
interference must move as fast as he does,
or it is of no use to the runner.
Form of Body in Advancing.—In going
through the line, the general rule is to go
low. In running low, the ruuucr should