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Thursday, August 29, 1968,

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Three

Thurday Auust29, 968THEMICIGANDAIY Pge hre

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by Andy Barbas
Let's kill
all bunny rabbits
Oh no.
It's too horrible to take.
After all \these years of faithful devotion. Playboy Magazine
gave up on the good ol' Maize and Blue. In its annual Pigskin
Preview, the September Playboy picked the Wolverines to finish
as solid, insurmountable celler-dwellers in the Big Ten con-
ference.
Absolutely beastly.
And adding insult to injury. Michigan wasn't included in
Playboy's heralded Campus Action Chart. Even our lowly neigh-
bors from East Lansing were rightfully and accurately analyzed
by the Playboy analysts. Furthermore, the Spartans were picked
to finish a full five notches above the Wolverines in the con-
ference standings..
A travesty of justice.
1How the Playboy prognosticators could even consider placing
Michigan below the Spartans is hard to imagine. Michigan
returns with a solid backfield and strong defense; has a new
athletic director who's vowed to sell out the stadium for every
game'; and is able to boast of the sexiest male cheerleaders in the
conference.
Michigan State, on the other hand, is shredded by grad-
uation; is still stuck with Biggie Munn as athletic director; and
the Spartan cheerleading squad is not only coed, but is unable
to'do backward flips after touchdowns.
It is inconceivable that this mass of information could
not have led the Playboy analysts to admit to the Wolver-
ine's superiority.
But it was left to the results of the Campus Action Chart
to show the true prejudice Playboy Magazine: has against the
Maize and Blue,
The evaluation of Michigan State was thorough and honest.
After much analysis the Playboy investigators correctly de-
termined that the major extracurricular activity of the year
is the Michigan State Annual Rabbit Show. This event, which
attracts students from- the far corners of the campus (which
are pretty far) can most certainly be rivaled by the Wolverine's
Michigan Madness, an event of mpomentous dimension.
Playboy then. described the atmosphere of the Spartan
campus as "Livestock and their devoted keepers." While Michi-
gan certaifily has no such similar air, the Playboy investigators
would be astonished at how really similar is the relationship
between the students and iPresident Fleming or the Regents
and Eric Chester.
In describing girls at Michigan State, Playboy felt
"milkmaids" was appropriate. Here, I must admit, there
might be a slight inaccuracy in their description, Last year,
Michigan State, began buying their milk instead of pro-*
ducing it on campus. This resulted in a vast drop in the
number of milkmaids who applied to Moo U. It is expected
that if this new trend continues unchecked, by 1975 as little
as 85 per cent of the female students will be of this out-
standing but dying breed.
' ~ Michigan has a much more stable situation. 'There have
been no such, recent major upheavals in the system; the girls
haven't changed since Michigan first eliminated them from the
cheerleading squad.
Playboy's last consideration was the best way to come on
at college. Being "Most prosperous lettuce farmer in the Mid-
west". definitely pinpoints the Spartan male ideal. It would
have been no harder for Playboy to come up with as accurate
an appraisal for Michigan.
The result of all this, is that Playboy made a drastic mistake
in not analyzing the "action" on the Michigan campus.
But on second thought, maybe their grid decision wasn't
all that bad.
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Aides
By PAT-ATKINS
Half a year to learn the multi-
facets of coaching Wolverine foot-
ball.
Ask offensive line coach Frank
Maloney or Coach Bob Shaw, the3
new man in charge of the defen-
sive ends and linebackers, how it's
done.
But don't expect a one, two,1
three answer, because becoming
attuned to coaching Michigan
football is about as "simple" as
putting together one of those easy
do-it-yourself toy models.
"AI least;" says Shaw jokingly,
"I can now find the sports office
and the stadium."
Both Shaw and Maloney spent
most of the summer in Ann Arbor,
working with other coaches, but
taking occasional recruiting trips.
For Maloney, a would-be law-
yer turned mentor, the transition
was from head football coach at
Mt. Carmel High School in Chi- '
cago to. defensive line coach at
Michigan..
A jump from the smallest school
enrollment-wise in the All-Cath-
olic league to a University in the+
Big Ten would inevitably involve
charges in coaching.
"The game of football is about+
the same all over, but the tech-1
niq'ue of coaching has to be dif-+

Shaw,
ferent," Maloney informs. "In
high school you tell a boy which
direction to go in and he goes out
of respect or obedience.
"But the maturity of college
players, who've got more up here,"
he explains with a graphic gesture
to his head, "allows a coach to
reason out a maneuver with his
players."
Shaw, who spent last year as

7JfloneA
you call football coaching rout-
ine."
When Shaw arrived in March,
he enjoyed the hospitality of Tony{
Mason, offensive backfield coach,
while trying to locate a place for1
his family. His wife and four chil-
dren have now moved up from1
Louisburgh to their new home in
Saline, just a few minutes from
Ann Arbor."

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"It will be a while before we
equals the mind."-Maloney.

can determine whether the flesh

"Because there's so much talent to work with, coaching be-
comes more interesting. You can try ideas that wouldn't ordinarily
be feasible."-Shaw

only returning reguiar, but Cecil
Pryor and sophomores Marty
Hyff and Tim Killian brighten
Shaw's picture.
For the offensive line, gradua-
tion left empty the center spot
where Joe Dayton reigned and the
tackle position Pete Mair filled.
And that, plus a serious lack of
depth, led Maloney to comment,
"It's tough to win the Big Ten
with inexperienced personnel."
A summer has only brought the
problems closer.
Whether the Wolverines will
have the breaks necessary to car-
ry them through the games which
turn inexperience into experience
cannot be forseen by 'either
coaches or fans.
The hot, humid weather of a
week ago, which was a bane to
much of the country, was a boon
to football practice. The heat
helped loosen up the players and
Shaw adds that "it gave us a taste
of what the weather in North
Carolina (where Michigan plays
Duke Sept. 23) will be like."
With less than a month until
their debut as Big Ten coaches,
Shaw and Maloney will undoubt-
edly be practicing as diligently as
the rest of the team.
After all, rookies have a lot
to learn.

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line coach at Bucknell University Two days ago the team went
in Louisburg, Pennsylvania, was through the first fall full dress
enthused by the caliber of the practice and according to Malo-
Wolverine a t h 1 e t e s. "Because ney, "it will be a while before we
there's so much talent to work can determine whether the flesh
with, coaching becomes more in- equals the mind."
teresting. You can try ideas that Last spring, when Maloney first
wouldn't ordinarily be feasib'le." inherited the graduation depleted
During the last nine springs, offensive line from Mason, he un-
Shaw has been one of the visiting happily admitted, "We're the
coaches at Michigan's football question mark on the team."
practices. "That helped a lot," Shaw's territory, the defensive
Shaw notes. "I came to know linebackers, hardly escaped grad-
quite a few players and personnel uation losses. Just Rocky Rosema,
before I came up here and have Dennis Morgan, and Dennis Mon-
easily settled into the routine, if thei, that's all. Tom Stincic is the

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FRANK MALONEY AND BOBjSHAW joined the Wolverine staff
this year as freshman coaches. Maloney will handle the offensive
line replacing Tony Mason who takes over the offensive backfield.
Shaw replaces the departed YC McNease as defensive end and
linebacker coach.

$75,000 COMPLEX
Stadium dons new scoreboards

Michigan's historic twin electri-i
cally operated scoreboards, which
have recorded Wolverine football
for nearly 40 years, will be miss-
ing Sept. 21 when the University
of California opens the 1968 sea-
son here.
Michigan Athletic Director Don
Canham announced that a new
$75,000 complex of scoreboards 10
per cent larger, more effective
and with additional informationa
for fans, will be installed before
the season opens.
The two new digital scoreboards,
measuring 41 feet by 16 feet, will
be placed at opposite ends of the
field in positions occupied by the
old boards. A third auxiliary
board, double-faced and with just
scoring and timing, will be con-
structed under the press box for
fans unable to see the larger
boards.
Both end zone scoreboards will
include the number of timeouts
left for each team and the yard
line position of the ball, in addi-
tion to the score, time remaining,

the down, quarter and yards to go after the stadium was built, land
for a first down .The electrical were the first electrical score-
complex was purchased from the boards used as the, official time.
M. D. Brown Co. of Niles, Mich., They are believed to be the first
which also will install the boards. twin, electrically operated score-
Michigan's original scoreboards boards to be installed in a college-
were installed in 1930, three years 1 owned stadium.
Early season foes worry 'l'

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(Continued from Page 1)
his teams chances, he is a little
vague of specifics. Graduation of
the greatest passing combination
in Navy history, i.e. John Cart-
wright to Rob Taylor, leaves a
gaping hole in the offense ma-r
chine. Junior Bob Pacenta was
tabbed as the number one quarter-.
back after spring practice but he'
has had no varsity game experi-
ence.
The Navy ground game will
again feature speedy Jeri Balsly
who gained 559 yards last year.
The defense, which yielded an
average of three touchdowns per
game last year, could be improved

this year, if only because most
of the linebackers and secondary
are returning.
This game should be a close one
for Michigan, and, asisractually
the case with all three early
games, could easily go either way.

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Big Ten Standings
(Final 1967)

Indiana
Purdue
Minnesota
Ohio State
MICHIGAN
Michigan State
Illinois
Northwestern

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6 1 0
6 1 0
5 2 0
3 4'0
3 4 0
3 4 0
2 5 0

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