Doc Blanchard outruns Army backs

Here is a follow up to the story I wrote earlier concerning Doc Blanchard who in 1954 was on temporary leave from the Air Force and who was assisting Blaik that fall as West Points Plebe coach.

West Point, Sept.9, 1954
World- Telegram and Sun

Head plebe coach at Army this year is a rugged young man named Felix A. Blanchard... Doc still is in football shape from a game he hasn't played since 1946. During wind sprints Coach Blaik sent Doc in to pace the
halfbacks--and Blanchard beat even Bobby Kyasky and Pat Uebel by three yards!

Richie Fadel, yearling guard from Elmsford.NY, is a former All-Met choice of the World-Telegram and Sun.

Backfield coach, in the spot left vacant by Vince Lombardi, who
went to the NY Giants, is George Blackburn, for several years assisstant to Sid Gillman at Cincinnati U.

One more--
Visiting the workouts daily is an old Army guard who played with Coach Blaik, Lt.General Blackshear M. Bryan, new superintendent of the academy.

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