198 A PRIMER OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL
there should be plenty of signals. All
practice matches after the third Aveek in
October should be of the usual length,
The practice game with the second
eleven should not vary very much as to the
time of play from the matches.
Two twenty-fives, or one thirty and one
twenty minute half, are not bad. Men
must play the game in order to learn it.
About the 22d of October the team should
begin preparations for the final matches,
which generally come off the last of Oc¬
tober, and little beyond mid-November.
Team play then has the field. The
team should begin to learn its repertoire
of plays, signals, etc. It should be taught
the theory and practice of offensive and
defensive team work. In the odd mo¬
ments, the individual should have all the
expert coaching possible. The funda¬
mentals must be recurred to occasionally,
but team work now holds the boards. It