Earl Blaik needed something besides a Heisman Trophy winner to spice up his final season as Army's football coach, so he opted for the Lonesome End, which foreshadowed the no huddle offense. Bill Carpenter was the Lonesome End. The 6' 2", 205-pound trackster was an attractive target and an All-America selection in 1959, but he received most of his attention during the 1958 season. That year Blaik had Carpenter align 15 yards wide of the strongside tackle. While that was not unusual, the odd bit was that Blaik had Carpenter stay wide, never joining his teammates in the huddle.