In memoriam: Twenty years after the death of Jim Tatum there are living monuments to his well-taught football at the University of Maryland.
Ten of his former Terrapin players are on the staffs of National or Canadian Football League clubs: Ralph Hawkins, New York Giants; John Idzik and Dick Bielski, Baltimore Colts; Whitey Dovell and Stan Jones, Denver Broncos; Joe Gardi, New York Jets; Jim LaRue, Chicago Bears; Ron Waller, Kansas City Chiefs; Dick Modzelewsi, Cincinnati Bengals, and Joe Moss, Ottawa Rough Riders.
The redskins once considered hiring Tatum as head coach. He died July 23, 1959, at age 45.
Maxie Baughan, onetime Redskin linebacker and former Colt assistant coach, has caught on with the Detroit Lions as an assistant.
Red Breedlove, former Maryland, Pittsburgh Steeler and Redskin player, will be inducted into the Maryland Hall of Fame on Feb. 18.
He played so hard in practices at Maryland that Coach Tommy Mont had to curb him to prevent injuries to his teammates.
Two reasons why tight end Ken MacAfee of the San Francisco 49ers has been speculated about in trades to East Coast teams: The native of Brockton, Mass., attended dental school at the University of Pennsylvania in the offseason and his father played for the New York Giants, where he was popular, and with the Redskins and Eagles.
Safety Charlie Waters already is fired up for next season, working out daily, and saying he will play three to five more years with the Dallas Cowboys.
Defensive end John Dutton is on schedule with his strengthening program and needs only to regain his speed and technique. Dallas gossips also say Thomas (Hollywood) Henderson will be traded and Roger Staubach will retire.
The Cowboys would be tough again if all return but what they need most of all is a big running back for a schedule that includes Oakland, San Diego, Denver and Seattle in games against the AFC.
Seattle officials say their team will have the toughest schedule in the league, with the Los Angeles Rams having the next toughest.