Football was Harry Stuhldreher's game--playing as one of the famed Four horsemen of Notre Dame, coaching at Villanova and Wisconsin, and even defending it against a wife who started and ended in backfield ignorance, but did all right in her position as coach's wife -- which is what this story cum reminiscence is all about. Starting with the Stuhldrehers' courtship with Knute Rockne as Cupid, the years take them through their college associations, the young players they nearly adopted, the sports personalities they entertained, the children they raised, to the general ups and downs of a public life dependent on the performance on a Saturday afternoon gridiron. Following the line of several Saturday Evening Post articles the wrote from the same inside-football view, Mrs. Stuhldreher manages the appropriate dosage of devotion, wit and objectivity -- a little of each. Not quite enough to run the field beyond the line of collegiate football fanatics. Best audience: other coaches' wives.