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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Squad Shifts Mark Grid Drills

(This is the second in a. series of
four articles discussing~ the personnel
of the 1958 Michigan football ,team.
This article will evaluate the second-.
string group.)
By JIM B ENAGH
"There are no positions sewed
up on this team,", Coach Bennie
Oosterbaan said yesterday-using
the old stereotype, that sends sports
writers off laughing.~
However, this is one year that a
head coach is 'using- the right
phrase in the right context. The
~dsbelievers Just have to try to
figure out who will be Michigan's
second-string lineup on the vital
alternate -team.

Positions on the alternate eleven
have been so hazy that more than
one player has moved, from second
to first team, and then dropped to
the third crew' within a week's
period.
A look at the Wolverine back-
field will justify Oosterbaan's corn-
ment.f
Last spring onlookers raved over
the new sophomore linemen and
pref erred: to predict only third-
string duty for' yearling backs..
'Now two of these unsung backs
are definitely worked into the 1958
lpicture.
They are fullback John. Walker
and halfback Reid Bushong.
Walker, despite numerous injuries,
has worked :up to the number two,
slot, leaving a _trail of three letter-
men behind.
The rugged former Walled Lake,
Mich., all-stater, got his bigt break
when last season's number two
man, Jim 'Byers (now, out with. an
injury), was converted" to center.
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Walker's present position isn't
secure with Tony Rio- (who- played
over 40 minutes in last year's Ohio
State game) to push him.
Bushong, an all-stater from
Toledo, has made the biggest ad-
vance on the team. Right now he's
challenging Darrell Harper in a
dogfight for tailback, behind Brad
Myers. Bushong's running ability
may give him the edge.
But rumor has it that the big
halfback (he's 6'1"and 200 lbs.)
may be groomed for wingback and
could give Fred Julian competition
for the starting spot.
Groce. Stars
Add to this the fact that light-
weight Al Groce has been running
too good from right half to be
kept on the bench all year.
About the only certainty in the
alternate, backfield is Stan, Noskin
--that is,° if Bob P'tacek stays at
quarterback where he has been,
impressive to date.'
Anyway you see,.Backfield Coach
Bump Elliott has the accent on
versatility.
And the line is just*as unsettled.
John Halstead and, Gary' Kane,
both sophomores, make a fine pair
of understudies to returning regit-
lars Gary Prahat andi Walt John-
son-but no coach ' in the Big
Ten would leave Bob Johnson, tff
his first two teams.
Tackles. Strong
The Chicago Johnson (no rela-
tion to Walt)' has, been tremen-'
dous in drills, both on pass catch-
ing and defense.,

Only thee'
finest goes

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RETURNING THREATS-Tackles Jerry Bushong and Willie Smith provide the basis for strong
Xreserve depth in the Wolverine line this fall. Both are returning lettermen who saw considerable
action in 1957.

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Willie Smith and Jerry Bushong
make a formidable pair of reserve
tackles at 240 and 210 pounds.
Either, could move; up to. the first
team,,,according to Oosterbaan.
Only two days ago Al Callahan
was battling Paul ,Poulos for a
second team berth at guard.v But
yesterday he was running with the
starters. Just as unpredictable is
the'opposite, guard where sopho-
mores Tom Jobson and Guy Curtis
are trying, to dislodge Gerry Mar-
cinlak off the first unit.
Jim Dickey apparently hasa
strong hold on the number two
pivot slot and, thus, is. probably
thet. only solid bet to stay with the
alternate team all year.
The coaches 'are. saying little
about who will be on that second
unit--that's' because they, don't
know themselves.
There's no question that this
fight f or positions is the reason
behind the, amazing hustle this
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