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April 14, 1959 - Image 7

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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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-Daily-Allan Winder

OPENING DAY--Bennie. McRae (from left), freshman speedster, John Walker, leading fullback
candidate who injured his knee later in practice, Stan Noskin, quarterback heir apparent and
yearling hopeful John Haley are being counted on to supply backfield punch to the Wolverines
new offense. Head Coach Bump Elliott (lower left) and Captain George Genyk confer before the
opening of practice. Football coaches (above) await the opening of drills. Jack Fouts (from left),
Bob Hollway, Head Coach Bump Elliott, Jack Nelson, Hank Fonde and Don Dufek.
Walker Sustains Injury
As Spring Drills Begin
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Dy HAL APPLEBAUM
A new era in Michigan football
began yesterday as head coach
Bump Elliott and his staff greeted
92 candidates in the opening ses-
sion of spring practice at Ferry
Field, but the drill ended,\on a
sour note when John Walker in-
Jured his knee.
Late in the practice, Walker,
number one candidate for the
vacant fullback slot and the only
returning letterman at the posi-
tion, sustained an injury to his
right knee.
Hospitalized for Observation
The mishap occurred in a group
tackling drill and Walker left
the field under his own power. He
was later hospitalized for observa-
Managers
Needed
Anyone interested in becom-
ing a varsity football manager
should contact Senior Manager
John Jabe at spring football
practice or by phone at 10
5-6201.
tion. Trainer Jim Hunt stated,
"Walker's in pretty good shape,
but we have him in for observa-
tion in case anything develops.
The doctors will check him over
tomorrow."
Elliott, appointed as head coach
after the retirement of Bennie
Oosterbaan last November will
have a king-size task before him
as he tries to rebuild his squad
up t the high standards set by
the great Michigan teams of Field-
ing Yost, Fritz Crisler, and Qoster-
baan in the past.
Elliott, at 34 the youngest head
coach in the Big Ten, has an
almost completely revamped
thackling drill and Walker left
is to raise Michigan from last
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do research to find
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year's eighth place conference fin-
ish and 2-6-1 overall record.
The only holdovers on the
coaching staff aside from Elliott
are Bob Hollway, former assistant
line coach, who will now be in
charge of the linemen, and fresh-
man coach Don Dufek, who will
retain that position.
Hank Fonde, a teammate. of
Elliott's on the Wolverine's na-
tional championship team of 1947,
will take over the new head coach's
former position as backfield coach.
In Charge of Ends
Jacl Nelson, a member of the
Colorado coaching staff last sea-
son, will be in charge of the ends
and Jack Fouts will have the
interior linemen under his guid-
ance. Fouts is recently arrived
from Bowling Green University
where he held a similar position.
Besides a predominantly new
coaching staff, the Wolverines will
alsohave a new offense this sea-
son.
Mastering Time Short
The mastering of this new of-
fensive system in the short span
of 20 days will be among ~ the
major problems facing the Wolver-
ines during spring practice. The
winged-T differs from the multiple
offense primarily in the blocking
assignments of the linemen and
the backfield play which features
er on nearly every play.
either halfback winged as a flank-
A quest for more speed is also
in the coaches' plans for the prac-
tice sessions. Last year a lack of
speed was evident throughout the
season most notably on pass de-
fense.
"Speed definitely will be stressed.
All of our backs who are return-
ing were hobbled by injuries at one
Union Bowling
Team Named
Jim Godfrey and Ken Pyser led
qualifiers for the Michigan Union
bowling squad. The team will com-
pete in the Big Ten Union Bowling
Tournament at the Illini Union
April 25.
Rounding out the squad are Mel
Skolnik, Bill Richmond and Terry
Grosslight.

Illni Vote No
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. A') - The
University of Illinois Senate
passed a resolution today
against continued participation
by Big Ten football teams in
the Rose Bowl.
In addition to Illinois, Ohio
State and Minnesota have ex-
pressed opposition to the post-
season game. Michigan has
taken a stand in favor of the
Bowl.

time or another last year and if
they are sound this year their
speed will probably pick up. We
may also get some help in this de-
partment from the freshman I
team," Elliott commented before
practice began.
Some help may come in the per-
sons of John Haley and Benni6
McRae, both yearling trackmen
and Wilbur Franklin, current cen-
terfielder on the Wolverine base-
ball squad:

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