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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1967

PAGE SEVEN

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1967 TIlE MICHIGAN DAiLY PAGE SEVEN

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THlE VANDALS
AND THE
BIIOK [NIEADlS

NATIONAL PREVIEW:
Tennessee-Alabama Clash Tops Slate

j By DAVE STEINHARDT Coach "Bear" Bryant of Ala-
Dave Weir This Saturday the college foot- bama calls Tennessee "perhaps
ball season moves into high gear the best Tennessee team I've ever
It's time to get rid of the NCAA rule prohibiting the "stuff" shot as several of the top teams in seen," while Coach Doug Dickey
In college basketball. the country collide in battles of the Vols says "Alabama has

Practice has already begun on the nation's hardcourts, and the
stuff is noticeably absent from the action.
Just a few days ago, during an afternoon workout at Yost Field-
house, Wolverine junior Willie Edwards took a pass in the clear and
raced down the court all 'alone. As he reached the foul line, he drib-
bled once and took a mighty leap toward the basket.
What did he do next? He shot and made a lay-up.
What a let-down! Had there been a crowd in the place, no
one would have bothered to stand up. In fact, the normal crowd
would very likely have become howling mad.
Once the regular season is underway, stadium officials are
going to have to find a new form of entertainment for dis-
satisfied fans. They must never allow the people to get bored.
For if that should happen, they'll surely break into some sort of
chant, such as: "We want stuff" or "No stuff, no pay" or "Stuff
is alive but held captive in the White House" or "Stuff now, love
later," etc. etc.
These and other similar slogans are sure to pop up among the
vulgar, disgruntled masses of b-ball fans as they file out of field-
houses across the country.
Soon (probably after the first week of the season) the people
will decide to take the law into their own hands.
Movements will arise everywhere, with the common rallying cry
"Bring back the stuff" uniting hawk and dove, protestor and anti-
protestor, Hippie and Angel; and persons of all races, colors, creeds,
religions and sexes.
For the first time, the People of this country will band together.
They will join hands and sing "We Shall Overcome," while march-
ing hand-in-hand down the streets of every college town in the
,iation.
There'll be George Wallace walking with H. Rap Brown.
There'll be Senator Fulbright arm-in-arm with Barry Gold-
water. There'll be Lyndon Baines Johnson prancing along side
Bob Kennedy. And even the Daughters of the American Revolu-
tion will join forces with the Students for a Democratic Society.
Governor Romney will stop "looking into" the Presidency; Gov-
ernor Rockefeller will start. Stokely Carmichael will fly back from
his latest trip (this time. to Mars) and incite riots outside of basket-
ball arenas.
Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., will lead peaceful marches and
sit-ins on the basketball courts in between scheduled contests. (This
will gradually develop into mass civil disobedience which will disrupt
the orderly condupt of hardcourt affairs.)
But no one will actually go to the games. The stands will be
empty, week after week. The sound of the ball hitting the back-
board will reverberate throughout the deserted fieldhouse.
Eventually, even the loudspeaking system will be disbanded.
There will be no heed for the announcer to shout-he will simply
whisper the names of the starting lineups to the two floor cleaners.
The style of play will change-there will be two non-stop 20-
minute halves, without any substitutions, times-out, or foul shots.
The theory behind these changes comes from the ancient myth that
when ballplayers 'really get going,' they never really notice the crowd
anyway.
But none of it will work. Because someone, somewhere will
forget about the ban on stuffs just once. Some great big goof
will get a pass in the open just once and break in for a shot . ..
And he'll stuff it! When this eventually happens (and we
all know it will), both coaches will spontaneously jump up and
down with unrestrained glee. The players on both benches will
whoop hysterically and the floor cleaners will bang their brushes
against the empty stands. The announcer will go wild and wish
he had his intercom system back.
For this is what a stuff does to people. It's what makes basket-
ball the great game it was. It is the ultimate peak of excitement. It
is the pinnacle of emotion, and the capstone of desire. It's the
epitome of hysteria.
News of the unlawful stuff will spread quickly over the land.
Inevitably, the NCAA Board of Dictators will immediately repeal the
stuff ban,
The Board of Dictators will have withstood the shock of violent
protests, the hearthbreaking tears of children, and the moving cour-
age of civil disobedience. But they will never be able to stand the
thrill of a stuff.
With hearts beating fast and goose-bumps running up the
back of their collective neck, the B of D's will unanimously rein-
state the stuff as a legal method of scoring in college basketball.
And then the protestors will all go home. They'll dissolve into
their little groups and cliques. They'll go back to their petty hates
and disagreements.
And all will go on again as if nothing had passed before.

which will most likely play a
large part in determining confer-
ence championships.
Perhaps the most significant
game of the week is the match
between Alabama and Tennessee!
which will probably determirs-
the Southeastern C o n f e r e n c e
crown-bearer. Sixth-ranked Ala-
bama is unblemished so far ex-
cept for a tie with Florida State
in its opening game, and seventh
ranked Tennessee has only been
beaten by third ranked UCLA.
The game will probably be ex-
tremely hard fought 'as the tough;
Alabama lines collide with a Ten-
nessee team which has been
pointing for the Tide since its
11-10 setback last year after,
holding a 10-0 lead at half-time.
Thrid String Leads#
Tennessee will be forced to
start Bubba Wyche at. quarter-
back because of the knee injuryI
which All-American candidate
Dewey Warren received against
Auburn. Wyche, a third stringer,
replaced second string quarter-
back Charlie Fulton, who was in-{
jured during last week's Georgia
Tech game, and led the Vols to a
24-13 victory.

perhaps the best passing combi-
nation in the country in Ken
Stabler to Dennis Holman."
Stabler, the left handed Ala-
bama quarterback, has thrown
for eight touchdowns this year
and Holman has caught all of
them. For rushing the Tide de-{
pends on tailback Ed Morgan,
but the offense has been mainly
dependent upon passing so far
this year.
Vol Leaders
Tennessee is led by Bob John-
son, an All-American candidate
in the offensive line, runners
Walter Chadwick and Richard
Pickens, and split end Richmond
Flowers, a world class hurdler.
Although the fine Tennessee
team will be up for the game, the
typical "Bear" Bryant lines,
quick and hard charging, should
lead Alabama to victory before
an overflow crowd of 71,000
screaming Alabama fans.
In the Pacific Coast Confer-
ence top-rated Southern Califor-
nia, led by their sensational jun-
ior college transfer O. J. Simp-
son, collides with the improving
Washington Huskies, victors over
their last four opponents after an

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opening loss to highly-rated Ne-
braska.
Coming off a victory over a
favored Notre Dame, Southern
Cal cannot afford a letdown, for1
the game will probably eliminate'
the loser from contention for the
championship. "This could be our
most important game," Coach
John McKay remarked earlier
this week.
O. J. Simpson, Associated Press
Back of the Week last week, will
again lead Southern Cal in its
rushing attack. Last week against
Notre Dame, Simpson gained 150
yards on 38 carries, and he now
leads the nation in rushing with
752 yards on 152 carries for a 5.0
average.
Huskie Leader
Senior Tom Sparlin will start
at quarterback for the Huskies
with sophomore Tom Hanke likely
to carry an even share of the
load. Both prefer to run, but
can throw if necessary to Harrison
Wood, Jeff Huget, or Jim Cope
if the rushing attack is stopped.
If Washington is in position for
a field goal, they have one of
the best in Don Martin who kick-
ed a 56 yarder earlier in the
year.
Despite Washington's strength,
and home advantage, Southern
Cal should be able to win because
of its strong offensive line, defense

complete in every area, and O.J.
In the Big Eight Conference
Colorado, unbeaten and ranked
fifth in the country, after its
impressive victory over Missouri,
suits up against Nebraska, champ-
ion of the conference for the- last
four years but recent victim of
Kansas.
The Colorado Buffaloes have
a potent offense, with top run-
ners Bill Harris and Wilmer Cooke.
and sophomore quarterback Bob
Anderson as well as stingy defense.
Nebraska hasn't played its best
game yet, but it should be ready.
IThe Huskers rely on a huge, pun-
ishing defense, and a ball control
offense which usually wears it op-

ponent down and gives the Corn-
huskers a big second half.
Both teams have shown that
they are extremely difficult to run
on and the game may be decided
by breaks or a long pass. Because
of its home crowd advantage and
the possible letdown of Colorado
after its big game with Missouri,
Nebraska should be able to take
the game.
In the Southwest Conference
Texas plays Arkansas in what is
usually one of the hardest fought
games of the year. After surprising
losses at the beginning of the sea-
son, both teams have regained
their touch, although Texas is
slightly favored.

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For the 19th consecutive year, we've
replaced the bug.
With another bug.
To those of you who expected some-
thing fancier, sorry. (The '68 looks just
like the '67 crossed out above.)
To those of you who now own a VW,
congratulations. (Once againyour model
has not gone out of style.)
To those of you who've been thinking
about buying a new one, nice thinking.
The front seats are more comfortable.

(They have built-in headrests.)
The windshield wipers are much more
efficient. (They're larger.)
Even the shifting is easier, (We put a
decal on the window to show you how.)
All in all, we feel that the 36 nice little
changes on this year's Volkswagen make
it the best ever.
Of course, every year we build the
"perfect" Volkswagen.
And then we do a masterful job of
proving ourselves wrong.

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