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Sunday, September 14, 1969

Page Six THE MICHIGAN DAILY Sunday, September 14, 1969

Or anizers

State: Triplett and the triple-option

The Tenants Union still


organizers to contact tenants in
the fo llow i n g management
Tenants in these management companies and others
interested in organizing come to the Tenants Union
office or contact Nan Byam at 662-2631.
1532 SAB-763-3102

By PAT ATKINS will fill in for Eddy McLoud.
Michigan State may no longer Tackles Dave VanSist and Craig
set the style on the campus ac- Wycinski, and guards Don Baird
tion pages of Playboy, but on the and Ron Saul give the Spartans a
newly minted turfs of the Big Ten solid line.
gridirons their newly minted Earlier in the practices Daugh-
"triple option offense" may send erty was working with two back-
many heads turning. field combinations. "We have no
The new offensive alignment, luxury of depth, now," Daugherty
euphemistically known as "triple explains. "Earl Anderson will be
offense" or "veer option and pow- out with a knee injury which re-
ers" by coach Duffy Daugherty, is quired surgery." Originally Daugh-
about as definite as when a skirt erty had Triplett quarterbacking
becomes a miniskirt. two separate backfield units.
"It's a new philosophy of foot- One included another All-Amer-
ball which has been successful at ican candidate, Tommy Love, and
Houston and t h e University of Don Highsmith at halfback, and
Texas," Coach Dougherty of the Gary Parmentier at fullback. The
Spartans says. "But we'll still use other had sophomore Eric Allen,
plays that have worked for us in an explosive runner a n d break-
away threat, and Earl Anderson
MICH IGAN STATEat halfback, with Kermit Smith
MICHGAN TATEat fullback.
East Lansing, Michigan Parmentier was a 1 s o out for
Coach: Duffy Daugherty awhile with a leg injury, but is
Coac's Rcord 90-7-4 nowv back in. His three other co-
o 's Recor orts formed a trio which grabbed
1968 Conference Record: the top three rushing totals on the
2-5-0, 7th Spartan team a year ago. Love
1968 Record: 5-5-0 was first with 729 yards, High-
Lettermen Lost: 12 smith second at 396, and Triplett
Lettermen Returning: 32 third with 298. It is this group
which will probably start the sea-
the past. There's no substitute for Frank Foreman was leading re-
basic blocking and hitting." ceiver last year for the Spartans.
Main designer of the offensive He led with 29 catches for 456

Cousy tries out as rookie;
drivers boycott Bama 500
ly The As-ociated Press
0 CINCINNATI - The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that Bob
Cousy, new head coach of the Royals of the National Basketball As-
sociation, has asked to return as an active player.
Cousy, former star of the Boston Celtics, retired in 1963. The
Enquirer said the Royals have asked Walter Kennedy, NBA president.
to intercede with Celtics General Manager Rd Auerbach to release
Cousy from the Celtics voluntary retired list.
Kennedy suggested the matter was best negotiated between the
two clubs, the Enquirer said, and the Royals are awaiting an answer.
If approved Cousy, at 41, would be the oldest player ever in the NBA.
Cousy coached at Boston College until last year, when he resigned
to coach the Royals. He had no comment on the story.
* TALLADEGA, Ala. - The top drivers in stockcar racing yes-
terday pulled out of the $146,600 Talladega 500 event, saying the new
$6 million, Alabama International speedway was unsafe.
Bill France, president of the NASCAR and head of the speedway,
said the race would be run at 2 p.m. CDT today. He said, any driver
who wanted to run would be allowed to start.
Therewere indications latetSaturday that no more than 20 cars
w ould start the race. Of the top money winners this season, only
Dodge's Bobby Isaac said he would race. He is not a PDA member.
*0CANTON, Ohio - There were cheers and more fanfare than
they've probably seen since their retirement as five former football
greats were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame here Satur-
dayAn estimated crowd of 3,000 watched as Joe Perry, Earnie Staut-
ner, Earl "Greasy" Neale, Albert Glen "Turk" Edwards. and Leo
Nomellini joined the ranks of 54 other hall of fame members.


Rich Saul


team will be All-American Can-
didate at quarterback, Bill Trip-
lett. Triplett, who took over the'
quarterback spot against Michi-
gan last year and kept it the rest
of the season, improved steadily
in spring drills.
His talent as a runner and ball
handler must have made easier

yards. Inheriting his tight e n d'
sPot will be senior Bruce Kulesza.
Daugherty's first string offenseI
contains topflight gridders. If theyI
can master their new style with-'
out adding to their fatal flaw of!
fumbling (the team as a whole
kicked away 21 last year) the of-
fense could greatly increase their

8:00 P.M.


Are Welcome.
7:30-9:30 P.M. GRAD. COFFEE HOUR. Some-
thing new this year. Every Wednesday 7:30-
9:30 P.M. at the House. A place to sit, chaft,
relax, see old friends, meet new.
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the task of instituting the new potency.
option play last spring. The object Much of the season's hopes go
of the altered attack as Daugher- with the defense. Second in the
ty sees it is "to pose more prob- conference in 1968, t h e defense
lems for the defensive team." gave up only one more point than
Helping Triplett to that end will champion Ohio State. But this
be an experienced line at all but year there is a noticable rebuild-
center where junior Tom Beard ing task in the secondary.
Celties' Haviek is offered
mili ndollar dealyA

We'll probably have more de-
fensive alignments t h a n offens-
ive," Coach Daugherty predicts.
This could reflect Daugherty's un-
stable backfield.
One of the question marks is
co-captain and linebacker R i c h
Saul. Although he missed the last
three games of the 1968 season
with a knee injury and surgery
which could keep him out of ac-;
tion this year, Saul was first in
team tackles with 84. Saul has
w orked out in scrimmages t h i s
past week, though Daugherty
can t definitely say that Saul will
be ready for the season.
If Saul is unavailable. junior
Mike Hogan will be moved in. He
played in every game last year,
finishing out the season in the in-
jured Saul's stead. Another solid
linebacker is Donald Law, a two
year veteran and third in tackles
in 1968.
The way the Spartans' schedule
looks, that's what they'll need. If
Michigan fans can't h a v e the
crown themselves, they may have'
the vitrolic satisfaction of watch-
ing the supposed heir apparent
Ohio State and Michigan State
break each other's heads.
. There's never any advantage
to playing Ohio State, no matter
what game of the y e a r it is,"
Daugherty aptly says,
Nor does the schedule get any
nicer. After the Buckeyes come
Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Purdue,
Minnesota. and Northwestern.
With an outlook like that, they
might prefer going back to the
pages of Playboy,

.New life stirring it
By ELLIOT LEGOW son for the Bobcats, and he is
The Mid-American Conference already in possession of all their
has historically been known as a quarterbacking records.
birth place of coaches, but of Bryant, a mere 5-11 and 170
minor importance in itself. Ara pounds, has shown that he is a
Parasegian, Woody Hayes, and complete quarterback. In two
Paul Brown all moved up from seasons he has gained 2,680 yards
MAC schools to become nationally passing and 1158 rushing, twice
known coaches. This trend con- finishing in the top ten in the
tinues as explified by this year's nation offensively. Bryant has a
move of coach Bo Schembechler sure handed receiver in Todd
of Miami of Ohio to Michigan. Snyder, who holds all of the Bob-
.O tcats receiving records. In addi-
However, the MAC is now be- tion, a small but quick backfield
coming a power in its own right, led by all-MAC halfback D a v e
Miami and Ohio have shown that
they can and will upset Big Ten
teams. Last year's MAC produced MID-AMERICAN
All-American linebacker Bob Ba-. CONFERENCE
bich (Miami), and this year's 1968 Standings
teams boost several All-American
prospects. W L T
The best' of these is Cleve Bry- Ohio U. 6 0 0
ant, quarterback at Ohio U, who Miami 5 1 0
hopes to duplicate last year's feat Bowling Green 3 2 1
in leading his -team to a MAC

BOSTON A-John Havlicek of1
the National Basketball Associa-
tion champion Boston Celtics has
been offered a million dollar,
multi-year deal to jump to the
rival American Basketball Asso-
ciation, the Boston Globe report-I
ed yesterday.
The 29-year-old all-around star!
could not immediately be reached
for comment. He was reported en
route from Ohio to Boston by car.
Robert G. Woolf, attorney for

Havlicek and several other sports
personalities, was reached by the
Globe in Portland, Maine, and
confirmed that discussions had
been held with the ABA. He would
not discuss figures.
Woolf said that Celtics General
Manager Red Auerbach had been
informed of the talks.
Havlicek played the second year
of a two-year contract last season
for an estimated $50,000. He is
due for a substantial increase
this year in negotiations with the
Celtics which are currently in
The Globe said the ABA is be-
lieved to have made an offer that
would triple the former Ohio State
star's salary plus giving him
stocks and other benefits.

The Redskins were ranked
fourth nationally in team de-
fense last year but have lost five
regulars. However, Miami's de-
fense, led by All-MAC's Merv Nu-
gent and Jim Scott at ends and
Larry Draper at middle g u a r d.
has promising sophomores who
should fill the holes.
The offense should improve over
* last year as quarterback K e n t
Thompson returns for his third
varsity year along with most of
his backfield. All-American pros-
pect Gary Arthur at tight-end
should help the Miami offense
bothras a blocker and pass re-
Bowling Green could be an out-
side threat as the Falcons h a v e
returning lettermen at all posi-
tions as well as the bulk of last
year's defensive squad, the tenth
stingiest in college football.
The Falcons will be hurt how-
ever, by the decimation through
graduation of its highly touted de-
fensive backfield of last year. Vern
Wireman at quarterback, who
camne on strong as a replacement
last year should do an adequate
job piloting this year's offense.
At Toledo, graduation has hurt
the Rockets and coach F r a n k
Lauterbur will be putting together
almost a completely new back-
field. The Toledo defense improv-
ed considerably in the late stages
of the '68 season and should be
strong again this year. Toledo's
best scoring threat again will be
place kicker Ken Crots who will
seek to add to his string of 64
consecutive PATs.
Kent State could move up at
least a few notches this year.
Sophomores may predominate but
tough freshman squad.
they are good ones, coming off a

title and another undefeat
Ohio's main challenge fo
inance will be the perenni
powerhouse, Miami. The
appears to shape up b
Ohio's powerful offensive
and Miami's tough defens
MAC superiority.
Bpyant, in leading Ohi
fense to fifth in the natio
be starting his third varsi

ed sea-
r dom-
al MAC

IToled3 2 1 I
Western Michigan 2 4 0
Kent State 1 5 0
Marshall 0 6 0

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teamc Le Veck will add potent variety ti
se f a m the Bobcat's attack.
The Bobcat's stumbling block
o's of- however, may be their overly por
on, w ill ous defense. The fact that all but
ty sea- two starters are lettermen is littl
solace to Coach Bill Hess, as las
year's squad yielded 179 point
in the regular season and was al
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Despite the loss of All-Americai
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