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Friday, April 4, 1969

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Friday, April 4, 1969 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Stobart molds

Wolverine offensive

backs

Wolverines far back
in NCAA gymnastics

By JERRY CLARKE
If previous success is any
measure of what the future has
in store, then Michigan's offen-
sive backfield coach C h u c k
Stobart will field a top notch.
crew next fall. The new assist-'
ant, one of many that head
coach Bo Schembechler brought
with him from Miami, has been
very proficient throughout h i s
coaching career at turning out
teams that had one thing in
common - winning.
Stobart's career began in
Middleport, Ohio, where he
played quarterback for his
school's football team. U p o n
graduation, he attended Ohio
University, and was. for three
years the leader of that institu-
tion's offensive unit, as well as
an infielder on the -baseball
squad. The next fall, he report-
ed to his first coaching assign-
ment, as head coach of a small
school in Lancaster, Ohio.
He s stayed at Lancaster only
one year, long enough for him
to win the league champion-
ship. A year at Gallplis H i g h
school followed with the same
results, an undefeated eleven
and a league crown. Stobart
then moved on to .Mount Ver-
non, Ohio, where he was to spend
the next four seasons.
His first year at Mount Ver-
non brought his first losing re-
cord, a disastrous campaign in
which the team failed to win a
game. The second year showed
some improvement, a 5-5 record.
By his third fall at the school,
he had transformed the team
nto a power, as they won all
nine, of their games and w e r e
ranked seventh in the s t a t e.

daily
sports
NIGHT EDITOR:
BILL CUSUMANO
They came close to repeating
this success when, in his fourth
and final campaign at Mount
Vernon, he lost but one game,
and that in the final seconds of
play.
Stobbart had by this time at-
tracted the attention of officials
from Marshall University, who
chose him to become both of-
fensive backfield coach and
head coach of the baseball
team. He spent one year at Mar-
shall before going to Cincin-
nati, again as offensive b a c k-
field coach. In this capacity, he
coached Greg Cook, at that time
a sophomore, who was to be-
come a star quarterback for the
Bearcats.
In 1967, Schembechler, at that
time head coach at Miami, hir-
ed Stobart to direct his back-
field. Then, when he became the
Wolverine coach, Stobart fol-
lowed him to Ann Arbor to take
up the same duties.
Stobart has high hopes for
next year's backs. The first or-
der of business is to find a tail-
back to replace Ron Johnson,

who bore the brunt of the run-
ning attack for the last t w o
seasons. Lance Scheffler, John
son's back-pup last year, has a
pulled hamstring buscle and has
not worked out as yet. Other
candidates for the position are
John Gabler, a flanker l a s t
season, and sophomores Glenn
Doughty and Billy Taylor.
Lack of depth could cause
some problems at the fullback
position. Only Garvie Craw has
genuine experience in the back-
field, and this could be a fac-
tor as Stobart plans to divide
the running attack much more
evenly than last year. "The
fullback will probably carry the
ball 20 to 25 times a game, the
tailback 20 to 25, and the quar-
terback eight to 10."
At the quarterback spot, Sto-
bart can choose between Don
Moorhead, Jim Betts, and Bill
Berutti. Moorhead played be-
hind Dennis Brown last season
and saw some action. Betts was
a flanker, and must make th e
adjustment to his new posi-
tion, even though he was a
quarterback as a freshman. Be-
rutti is largely untried. The
quarterback will have to be a
combination of a good runner,
passer, and ball handler, as
more emphasis will be placed
upon the option play than in
times past.
An innovation for the com-
ing season will be the shifting
of the flanker between a spread
and a tight position. At the tight,
or wingback, spot, he provides
an additional blocker as well as
another running threat.
Lack of experience c o u I d
show in the backfield, but in

By ANDY BARBAS
Executive Sports Editor
Special To The Daily
SEATTLE - Mauno Nissinen,
Washington's heavily favored all-
around gymnast, lunged to a near-
ly insurmountable four point lead
after the first day of the NCAA
Gymnastics Championship.
With a partisan home crowd
cheering him on, Nissinen totaled

score. McCurdy found his th
place finish on the rings, with
8.3 tally. Jensen followed h
closely in that event with an
tally good for fourth place.
The Wolverine duo started
on the floor exercises by finish:
ninth and tenth, very close
their overall totals. Jensen mi
aged a 7.45 and McCurdy a 7.25
The sidehorse, always a nemf

54.00 points in the compulsory to the Wolverine gymnasts,
routines. He was followed by a certainly in keeping for McCu
crowd of competitors, led by Penn as he flopped his way to a 4.2
State's Bob Emery, who was scor- sult and his one last place fir
ing over 49 points. . Jensen was eighth with a 7.1.
Michigan's two all-arounders' After their excellent tally on
Sid Jensen and Rick McCurdy' rings, Jensen continued with
were eighth and tenth respectively substantial vaulting perfora
in the field of 14 performers.M d however, could
Their over all totals were 46.25 manage a tenth place with hi
and 43.90. Sandwiched between sanae
them was the third Big Ten com- Thscore.
petitor, Iowa's Bob Dickson with i The twosome finished toge
a 46.25 result. t in the parallel bar event, Jen
Nissinen captured his excep- seventh and McCurdy ninth. T
tional lead by posting the top scored 8.55 and 8.2 respectivel
score in five of the six events. His Michigan's Coach Newt Lo
only loss was a second place fin- felt that both of the Wolve
ish to Emery on the rings. gymnasts should be able to m
Both J e n s e n' and McCurdy up in the final standings a
scored appreciably higher on the t o d a y s optional routines.
rings, vaulting, and parralel bars thinks, "Jensen can finish sf
than in the other three events. or possibly even fifth, andI
Jensen nabbed his third place on Curdy has the ability to move
vaulting where he had an 8.6 to seventh or eighth."

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-Daily-Andy Sacks
JIM BETTS, candidate for the Wolverine quarterback position, hands off to Garvie Craw (48), last
year's starting fullback. Looking on are offensive backfield coach Chuck Stobart and another quat-
terback prospect, Don Moorhead (27). Betts saw duty as a flanker last season, while Moorhead was
lettering at quarterback behind Dennis Brown. Craw was the second leading rusher on the team

last fall.
Stobart's own words, he will be
using "good, solid kids with a
.good attitude and goofd disci-
pline." With these qualities and
with Stobart's knack for pro-
ducing winning teams, Wolverine
fans should not be disappointed
in next fall's backfield.

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Bruins, Canadiens

win in.

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By The Associated Press f
BOSTON - Veteran Johnny
Bucyk triggered a typical Boston
scoring outburst with two first
period goals and goalie Gerry
Cheevers fashioned his second
straight shutout last night as the
Bruins crushed the Toronto Maple
Leafs 7-0 and gained a 2-0 lead
in their best-of-seven National
Hockey League playoff series.
The Bruins, who set an NHL
scoring record with 300 goals
during the regular season, relaxed
their muscles and stuck to finesse
hockey for the most part in over-
powering the outclassed Leafs.
Unlike the series opener, when
132 minutes in penalties were
whistled in a 10-0 Bruins victory,
there was just one brawl, a second
period slugfest between Boston's
Don Awrey and Toronto's Larry
Mickey. Awrey had a slight edge,!
but picked up a three-stitch gash
under an eye for his trouble.
Bucyk, playing the finest hockey
of an illustrious career as the top
scorer in Boston history, tallied

in their National Hockey League
East Division semifinal series.
The best-of-seven set shifts to
New York for the next two games,
tomorrow and Sunday nights.
The Rangers, who lost their
ninth consecutive playoff game to
Montreal dating back to 1957, car-
ried the play to the CanAdiens

from the, outset and held a 2-1
lead before the second-period ex-
plosion.
lBobby Rousseau tied the score
2-2 at 4:28 with a partly screened
30-foot backhander that slid past
Ranger goalie Ed Giacomin. Yvan
Cournoyer put the Canadiens
ahead to stay' with a power-play

Piay-'ojis
breakaway goal at 6:45, only six
seconds after New York's Walt
Tkaczak was penalized for trip-
ping Terry Harper.
Jean Beliveau, who fed Courno-
yer for his goal, completed the
burst at 12:59, lifting Sorge Sa-
vard's rebound over a fallen Gia-
comin. It was the 69th playoff
goal of his career.
Ralph Backstrom closed out the
scoring with 28 seconds left after
the Rangers yanked Giacomin for
an extra skater.

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By JIM FORRESTER
Associate Sports Editor
and
LEE KIRK
The Advisory Committee on Re-
creation, Intramurals, and Club
Sports last night decided to hold
off on final plans for the two pro-
posed Intramural Buildings until
after their open meeting next
week.

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the first two Boston goals and The open meeting will be held
the game was as good as over. this coming Wednesday, April 9,
Cheevers turned aside 22 shots at 3:00 p.m. in the Anderson
as the Bruins enjoyed a romp be- Room of the Union. All students
fore heading for Toronto'and the are invited and they will be able
third and fourth games thiis week- to . question committee members
end in the East Division semifinal concerning ,the proposal.
playoffs. The committee did, however,
Bobby Orr, hockey's top de- come to a consensus that student
fenseman, who suffered a mild fees would be. essential in the
concussion when elbowed by Pat financing of the proposed build-
Quinn in the series opener, re- ings. Athletic Director Don Can-
turned after a night's stay in the ham said, "The only way to get
hospital and set up Boston's first the buildings built in a suitable
goal amount of time is by some sort
* * * of student help."
MONTREAL - The Montreal In order to float a bond to
Canadiens eirupted for three goals finance tloe construction of the
in eight and one half minutes of buildings, a constant source of
the second period and continued revenue is needed. The committee
their playoff domination of New saw student fees as being the only
York last night, beating the practical source of this revenue.
Rangers 5-2 and taking a 2-0 lead It was suggested to the commit-
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In their open meetings w i t h
students this past week, the com-
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ST. LOUIS (R) - Husky ,Gary.
Sabourin scored one goal and as-
sisted on two othershas the St.
Louis Blues scored three power-
play goals while bombinght h e
Philadelphia Flyers 5-0 last nightr
in a riotous National Hockey
League playoff game.
The victory gave the Blues a 2-0
edge in "the best-of-7 West Divi-
sion semifinal series. The teams
resume the series tomorrow night
in Philadelphia.
Jacques Plante engineered the
shutout with flawless goal-tend-
ing.
Both teams cleared their bench-
es in the second period when a
stick-and fist-waving incident
betweei Noel Picard of the Blues
and Ed van Impe of the Flyers
threatened to turn into a general
donnybrook.
The incident pointed up the fu-
rious play as the teams were hit
with about 70 minutes in penalties
during the game.
Sabourin set up the first of the
Blues' power-play goals, scored by
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