116 A PRIMER OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL
man, as a machine, the object being to
obtain concert and unity of action. The
rudiments of team play may be taught
the individual before the team is finally
selected, and it is wise to do so; but the
machine will never run smoothly until all
its parts are finally selected and adjusted.
The team, for this reason, should be se¬
lected as early as possible. Being the
most difficult thing to acquire, too much
time cannot be spent upon team work.
Offensive team play, in a word, is every
man in every play every time.