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Dufek Named Freshman Grid Coach

Weber To Devote Full Time
To Recruiting of Players

BIG TEN FOOTBALL:
Injuries Force Slackening of Drills

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of the Harmons, the Evashevski's
and the like."
A 1927 graduate after two out-
standing years as Wolverine full-
back, Weber coached at Benton
Harbor, Mich., for two years before
returning to Michigan as backfield
coach in 1931. Three years later he
took over the freshman post where
he has remained until the present
time.
.Familiar with Frosh
Dufek has worked a great deal
with the freshmen in addition to
his varsity duties and is thoroughly
familiar with requirements ex-
pected of the freshmerf, Ooster-
baan said.
Dufek has been on the coaching
staff since 1954. He has also done
considerable scouting of Wolverine
opponents and is on the west'
coast this weekend to report on
Southern California, against whom
Michigan will open the season
next Saturday.
Another fullback, he capped a
brilliant three-year playing career
here with a two-touchdown per-
formance in the 1951 Rose Bowl
against California.
An assistant backfield coach to
replace Dufek has yet to be as-
signed.
The freshman coachirig staff
was completed with the naming of

five assistants to Dufek, all of
whom will begin their duties when
frosh drills begin Monday.
'Helping with the. new players,
all Michigan graduates, will be
Mary Nyren, Ben Pederson, Bob
Timm, Dan Kline and Dave Bow-
ers. The first three will work with
the line,,;while the latter two will
instruct the backs.
All Enrolled Here
All five are enrolled in graduate
school.
Nyren is working on his master's
degree in education, having gradu-
ated in June. He played tackle
on the last three Michigan teams.
A team and classmate of Nyren,
Bowers is working with the fresh-
men while studying for his mas-
ter's in business education.
Oldest of the group of new
coaches is Pederson, tackle on
Michigan's 1947 Rose Bowl team.
Pederson is a student in the
medical school as is Kline, back'
field coach. Kline was an o-ut
standing left halfback for the
Wolverines, reaching stardom in
his final year in 1955.
Final Dufek assistant is Timm,
graduate in education. Timm was
a regular as guard in 1950-51.

WALLY WEBER
. full time recruiter

By The Associated Press
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Bob Lan-
zotti, junior guard, was tested at
fullback yesterday as coach Ray
Eliot sought to bolster Illinois' de-
fense for the UCLA football open-
er here Sept. 27.
Fullbacks Jack Delveaux, Mel
Lewis, Danny Wile and Art Kaha
all have leg ailments.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind.-- Guard
Don Noone, injured in Indiana
University's scrimmage game last
week, probably will not see action
when the Hoosiers open the sea-
son against Notre Dame next
week.
Noone, who started last season
and was expected to be back at
the same position this year, suf-
fered a knee injury in a pile-up.
MADISON, Wis. -Coach Milt
Bruhn has scheduled a full-scale
scrimmage session for the Univer-
sity of Wisconsin football team
today. It will be the last major
pre-season workout for the team.
Only a light passing drill was
held yesterday. Bruhn said quar-
terback Dale Hackbart will miss
the scrimmage because of his
troublesome knee.
* * *
EVANSTON, Ill. - Disappoint-
ed with the play of his first two

teams, Northwestern f o o t b a 11
coach Ara Parseghian devoted
most of yesterday's practice ses-
sion to play rehearsal.
A scheduled scrimmage today
may be limited because of a rash
of injuries which sidelined several
regulars who were expected to
start against Washington State
next week.
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Two-a- :
day drills ended at Iowa yesterday
as the Hawks tapered off foot-
ball practice in preparation for
their season opener against Texas
Christian here next week.
In the morning coach Forest
Evashevski had the squad concen-
trate on passing and the reserves
ran TCU plays against the No. 1
and 2 squads.
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Guard and
tackle positions are still open on
the 1958 edition of the Ohio State
Buckeyes, but after today's scrim-
mage between the first and see-
on teams they may be locked up.
The Ohio sophomores, Oscar
Hauer of - Hamilton and Ernie
Wright of Toledo, appear as top
candidates for the No. 1 guard
positions.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Detroit ,1, G. Washington
Hope 19,-E. Michigan .7

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DON DUFEK.
.. freshman coach

LAFAYETTE, Ind. -

The Fur-

KICKERS, PASSERS, PLUNGERS:
Single Wing, New Rule Affect Grid Specialists

(This is the last in a series of
four articles discussing the per-
sonnel of the 1958 Michigan foot-
ball team. This article evaluates
the specialists on the team.)
By JIM BENAGH
The specialists will have a bigger
role this year than ever before.
in Michigan football with the re-
turn to the single wing and the
new extra point rule.
Specialists include such talents
as passers, punters, kickoff men,
extra-point kickers and field goal
artists.
With the new extra-point rule
in effect-that is, two pdints on a
run or pass and one point on a
kick-a new specialist could come
into being; That may be the rugged
fullback or halfback who can make
the three-yard plunge at the goal
line where you have only one
crack at the line.
Potential Specialists
One of those potential plungers
may be Dennis Fitzgerald, a tough
sophomore fullback who is a potent
back for a short dive. He is listed
down the line for possible playing
time.
You can be quite sure of several
good pass catchers in the lineup.
too, when a team lines up to go
for the two-point conversion. And
this might be the break for such
players as end Bob Johnson and
halfback Jack Zackary, a pair of
sure-handed receivers who prob-
ably won't be running first-string
during the year.

year, it is imperative that the tail-
backs can punt-and the Wolver-
ines are quite prepared'here.Tail-
backs have to be able to drop back
fast for quick kicks.
The two best punters on the
team are Brad Myers and Darrell
Harper, who may be running one-
two at the left half position. Myers
was the best of Michigan's regular
punters last season with a 34.5
average on eight kicks.
Harper, an excellent all-around
kicker, boomed his only two for a
35.0 average.
Sophomore Punters
Zackary and Reid Bushong, who
also may see some tailback duty,
are sound punters. Sophomore end
Joe Brefeld may develop into one
of the finest if he can acquire more
confidence, according to seasoned
observers.
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan has
changed his kickoff man so many
times this fall thatit would be
hard to say who will handle the
duties.
Willie Smith, a 240-lb tackle,
has put his weight behind many
in the past and could see some
action this year.
Harper is probably the best of
the whole team but could yield to
guard Gerry Marciniak or Herrn-
stein if he isn't on the starting
lineup. Jerry Bushong, now with
the second string line; is one of
the best behindtHarper. Brefeld
can also handle the chore.

WILLIE SMITH
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