Complete denial of the rumor that he was preparing to quit his job as head football coach here and follow his assistants, Rae crowther and Howie Odell, to Pennsylvania came from Dick Harlow yesterday. The announcement that Crowther was to take a position at Penn came on January 25, and Odell's resignation followed a week later.
"There is absolutely no truth in any rumor connecting my name with coaching at Pennsylvania, " Harlow said. He gave his "word of honor" that he was not even considering such a move and expressed complete satisfaction with his position here.
The rumor first appeared in the column of a New York sports-writer and was reprinted in a local paper. The assumption is that the columnist made a deduction from the case of "Pop" Warner whose assistants preceded him to his job at Stanford, but it was made perfectly clear yesterday that Pennsylvania's importation of the "Harlow system" would stop short of its originator.