1 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1958
PORT-NY IMian ootbal oaches Rebu
Major Graduation Losse
FLASHY HALFBACK-Brad Myers (left) hauls in a pass from
quarterback Stan Noskin against Northwestern last fall. He is,
about to be tackled by defenseman Bob McKeiver (46), the Wild-
cat's great little halfback. Myers will probably be a starter for the
Wolverines this fall.
Always, or at least almost always, picked as a pre-season
contender for the Big Ten championship, this year's football
squad is a big question mark, and it may very well have to
assure a dark horse role.
It is possible, however, that the qiestion mark could be
converted to an exclamation point, because the Wolverines
just might surprise everyone.
The reason for'the uncertainty lies in the fact that 16
lettermen graduated last June, and Coach Bennie Oosterbaan
is faced with the difficult task of replacing then. Oosterbaan,
who is in his eleventh year as head coach at his alma mater,
has his biggest problem in the line. The Wolverines have lost
last year's entire starting line'
from tackle to tackle. - -
Prospects for starting positions
on the 1958 forward wall indi-
cate that football fans in this & ::'eE
vicinity will be exposed to a dif
ferent type of Michigan football, By4
only' witnessed in the past years________
when opponents such as Ohio
State visited the Stadium. , an
Heavier Line S irit You
This year's line will be heavier
than in the last two seasons: It ICHIGAN'S MARCHING BANI
will average 220 pounds per man dium; 101,001avid fans let out
as. compared with the 208 aver- takes the field and thus'opens ano
age last year. The heavier per- ing freshman this will be our fir,
man average could mean more ofigrh this ll e you i
a power attack which will attempt But this Is only the Introducti
to run over the opposition rather upper classmen and also at the r
than around it, flock to the games, you realize t
Speculation about the team's many years and to many Michigan
performance is definitely war- Students who have seen the n
ranted. The Wolverines lost their Kramer, and who have watched tJ
only potent threat of last year, tinue to come to the games. Alumni
All-American Jim Pace. Also "Hurry-up" Yost, the passing con
graduated is Jim Van Pelt, start- Bennie Oosterbaan, the spectacular
ing- quarterback, on the team, that o heta o 97 nw a C
struggled to a fifth place finish after year for more.n"
in the Big Ten last year. AnotherAf urear f e.
backfield loss is Mike Shatusky, A surge of feeling will run tht
who filled the right half position, g "The Vicr e foa:
OrwigDaviesleavepre-game drills. The NationalIAn
The 19 captain, Jiave gtension, Michigan scoring, the sing
and Jim Davies vacate the tackle the half-time show; these are, high
posts. Larry Faul and Mary Nyren You are proud of being at Michiga
at guards, and Jerry Goebel and orama. You will also respond to 1
Gene Snider at center, leave a capably performs and to the spir
large vacuum in the middle of the games.
Prospects are not as dim as they A Great UniverS ity
might at first appear. Oosterbaan L 'F AT MICHIGAN of course
will h ve a group of tested and L
capabl - veterans r yet u r n i n g, on a crisp autumn afternoon.
around' which he must build.'bis. the. spirit which is found at Mich
1958 squad.the game is over the 25,000 students
Perhaps the most secure posi- only 'moments ago, take their sepa
See GRID, Page 11 vidual lives. To you, the new fres
If you have time to spend be-
tween your studies, and you want
to fill that time with an activity
that actually accomplishes some-
thing in placing information be-
fore the public, that acquaints you
with the functioning of a news-
paper, and aids you in meeting
the coaches and players that
makesup our varsity teams-come
This plea for new staff mem-.
bers is notjust a yearly formality.
The staff- is at present under-
manned, and new blood is needed..
'There is opportunity for advance-
ment. No previous newspaper ex-
petience is needed, although high
school training never hurts.
During and following orienta-
tion week there will be announce-
mrents. in The Daily and around
campus. telling you when and
where to come and get acquainted
Cheerleaders, Band Highlight Game