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September 19, 1958 - Image 11

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ts~s THE MICHIGAN -DAILY

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Reserves
(This is the third in a series of
four articles discussing the person- I
nel of the 1958 Michigan football
team. This article will evaluate the
third and fourth-string groups.)
By JIM BENAGH

Seek

Positions

University of Michigan

BARRY NEWMAN
. . tough In scrimmage

You don't have to be a first
stringer to fight for a football po-
sition at Michigan, as many a
hard-foughtbattle on the greens
of' Ferry Field for a third team
slot will tell you.
Everyone wants to earn a let-
ter . . . one of the 38 seats on the
traveling squad . . . or reserve a
chair at the training table.
Last year, for example, Michi-
gan gave its gridders some 40 let-
ters. Thus, even a fourth stringer
can win a monogram.
Keen Competition
To date this fall competition has
been keen for these third and
fourth elevens-and a sign of rec-
ognition from the- coaching staff.
Players like halfbacks Jack
Zackary, Gary McNitt and Harry
Newman, fullbacks Dennis Fitz-
gerald and Gene Sisinyak and
quarterbacks John Spidel and Jim
Sytek are shoo-ins for third-and
fourth-team openings.
Zackary, a senior tailback, was
quite impressive in pass catching
during Saturday's scrimmage. He's
also a good runner and punter.
Good Sophomore
Sophomore Newman scored a
touchdown in that same scrim-
mage and has progressed steadily
ever since he entered Michigan.
He'll get a stern test from one-
time quarterback Dave Brown, who
rates an edge as a passer.
McNitt's ranking at wingback
will depend on current backfield
shifts and the progress of reserv-
ist John Batsakes.
Fitzgerald and Sisinyak areswell
in the picture at fullback where
Michigan has its best backfield
depth. Pound for pound, 180-lb.
Fitzgerald is as tough as any man
on the varsity squad.
The same is true at quarterback
where Spidel (third team) and Sy-
tek (fourth) are fairly well plant-
ed. ,The former is very versatile-
needed ingredients of a single wing
quarter-while the.latter is a po-
tent passer and play caller.
Many Linemen
Others who will be hard to re-
move are linemen Joe Brefeld and
Gordie Morrow t the ends, tackle
Bill Stine, guards Dave Palomaki
and Lee Hall. and center Gerry
Smith.
All of the above linemen are
sophomores in eligibility with the
exception of letterman returnee
Morrow, a senior.
Stine is getting a stiff fight from
several other sophomores in a bid
for tackle. Willard Hildebrandt,
Guy Swanson and Bill Grien lead
this group.
Jim Gray, a 215-b. veteran re
serve, and Mike Dupay, a con-
verted center, could help. The lat-
ter was regular center for the
freshmen two years ago and was
red-shirted in 1957.
Palomaki Tough
Hall and Palomaki are advanc-
ing .fast in their first year of var-
sity ball. Palomaki, a tough Finn
from Ishpeming, Mich., has defi-
nitely caught Line Coach Jack
Blott's eye for some action this
year.
Smith hasn't got size preferred
for center-he's 5'10" and 185-
but the converted fullback is hard
to move from linebacker on de-
fen se.He is a' sophogore in eli-
gibility.
All in all, there'll be some hustle
-there'll have to be.

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. . . switches to half

PASSING COMBINATION--John Spidel (top picture), third-string quarterback cocks his sights
for his two flankers, Gordie Moriow (left) and Joe Brefeld. Spidel is a veteran signal caller and
Morrow has also had Varsity experience, at center as well as end. Brefeld is a promising sophomore.

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