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Wednesday, September 17, 1969

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seven

THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven

Offense:

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trength
By MORT NOVECK
According to an old Chinese
proverb of dubious extraction,
man who loses big stick and
can not find one of similar
size may substitute several
smaller ones to produce the
necessary length.
Putting this w~isdom to use
the Michigan football team,
which lost its big offensive
stick when Ron Johnson gradu-
ated, has rebuilt its offense on
the principle that numbers can
substitute for strength. The re-
building has centered on the
running game because as of-
fensive line coach Jerry Han-
lon puts it, "It's easier to estab-
lish a running game and then
put in a passing game later
than the reverse. If you can't
run you can't pass."
The key to the revamped
running attack is balance. Ac-
cording to offensive backfield
coach Chuck Stobart, "Last year
they ran Johnson up the mid-
dle, Johnson around the end
and Johnson off-tackle." This
year head coach Bo Schem-
bechler says, "Everybody in our
backfield will run the ball."
In order to make it harder on
the opposing defense Schem-
bechler could, for example, run
'ai Kruhvlch fullback Garvie Craw off-tackle,
ahld of the tailback around end and
ad in then have quarterback Don
image in Moorhead run an option.
y's game Besides varying the attack in
shoulder terms of players, Schembechler
s season. has also introduced more for-

in

numbers

Return match for W AC crown
features Cowboys, Sun Devils

daily
sports
NIGHT EDITOR:
PAT ATKINS
mations to the Wolverine game.
These formations have been de-
signed so that the squad can
run or pass from the same set-
up to further consternate the
defense. The formations are also
designed to take advantage of
specific situations. to go to the
defense's weakness.
Even though these new plays
are designed to make it as easy
as possible for the squad, play-
ers are still necessary to make
them work and due to injuries
Schembechler may have prob-
lems finding them.
Offensive center is the most
glaring hole on the squad. The
team started the year without
a regular at the spot but Sch-
embechler thought he found
one in Pete Sarantos only to
have him lost for the season
with a nerve injury. Tim Kil-
lian made progress at the posi-
tion only to come up with a bad
back. It now looks like sopho-
more Guy Murdock will start
but he, like Killian, has never
played center in a game.

The backfield is also hurting.
Tailback Glenn Doughty is suf-
fering from a shoulder separa-
tion and if he plays he will not
be at full efficiency. His back-
up, Bill Taylor, is lost for at
least the first part of the sea-
son. Behind them is Lance
Scheffler, who according to Sto-
bart is looking pretty good.
Despite the injuries, though,
the offense may still be able to
move the , ball. According to
Hanlon the linemen are doing
a good job making holes for
the runners. He was not pleased
with its play during the spring
practice but he feels that it has
made good progress this fall.
Excepting the center position
the line is in good health at
this point.
Blocking help for the line
should come from the backfield.
Stobart calls them "good block-
ers" and says they will help.
In one of Schembechler's new
formations the wingback comes
in close, allowing the backs to
act as extra linemen in effect.
No matter how well the backs
can block, however, they still
have to move the football.
Schembechler thinks that his
balanced offense will be suc-
cessful in replacing last year's
one man offense but he won't
know until after the team has
played. If it doesn't he has a
problem, for in the words of an-
other Chinese philosopher, you
can't win a football game with-
out scoring points.

By JIM KEVRA
Time marches on - except in
the Western Athletic Conference.
Year after year, the strong seem
to get stronger and the weak,
weaker. This year is no exception
as last year's three top teams,
Wyoming, Arizona State, and Ari-
zona, return as favorites for thej
W. A. C. crown.
Wyoming has to be the presea-
son favorite for many reasons.{
The Cowboys have only lost one
Student season tickets will
be on sale from 8:30 to 5:00
until Friday at the Athletic
Ticket Office, State and
Hoover. Tickets are $14.00
for six home games, $18.00
for spouses of students. Per-
sons may buy any number
of tickets if they have ID's
and student football coupons
for each ticket desired.
game in the last three years, they
have won the W.A.C. champion-
ship the last three years, and they
have thirty lettermen returning.
With all this going for him, Coach
Lloyd Eaton looks upon 1969 as
a "rebuilding year."
The Cowboys play out of a
'pro-set with junior Ed Synakow-
ski as the signal caller. All his
receivers are veterans with flank-
er Larry Suganuma having the
best hands.
The seven front men in the de-
fense are all veterans with tackle
Larry Nels a potential All-Ameri-
can. Eaton's main problem on de-
fense is whether to play his four
returning backs or to let prom-
ising sophomore Jerry Berry, up
from last year's undefeated fresh-
manl squad, be a starter.

terback four receivers to look
for on every play.
Utah, Brigham Young, or Texas
at El Paso tUTEP) all have an
outside chance at the W.A.C. title.
Utah has built its entire offense
around All-Conference quarter-
back Ray Groth. Groth, who also
loves to run with the ball, ac-
counted for more than half of his
team's offense last year. Defense;
again is the big question mark.
The line and secondary are mostlyi
veterans but three new lineback-
ers have to be found.
With only five starters return-
ing, Brigham Young seems doom-!
ed to a mediocre season at best.
On defense, the front men are
adequate but coach Tom H u d-
speth is still looking for his four
deep performers. Since spring
practice, Hudspeth has lost four
starters through injuries includ-
ing both his quarterbacks.
U.T.E.P. coach Bobby D o b b s
has a real problem this year.
Dobbs, a proponent of the for-
ward pass, finds himself with no
experienced quarterback or wide

receivers. Dennis Bramlett, a 6-6,
250 pound center, anchors a
strong offensive line and is a
potential All-American.
New Mexico brings up the rear
in the W.A.C. The Lobos are in
the depths of a 19-game losing
streak and showed little improve-
ment over last year. Tailback
David Bookert, who accounted for
almost 80 per cent of N.M.U's run-
ning yardage last year, is clearly.
the class of the squad.
WESTERN ATHLETIC
CONFERENCE
1968 Conference Standings
W L T
Wyoming 6 1 0
Arizona State 5 1 0
Arizona 5 1 0
Texas-El Paso 3 3 0
Utah 2 3 0
Colorado State 1 4 0
Brigham Young 1 5 0
New Mexico 0 7 0

-Daily-Sar
DON MOORHEAD (27), Wolverine quarterback, blocks,
sophomore tailback Bill Taylor (42) during a scrim
Michigan Stadium. Moorhead is slated to start Saturda
against Vanderbilt, but Taylor has been sidelined with a
injury that will keep him out of much om the action thi

'M' gridder Osterbaan named
to all-time great 'college team
*"NEW YORK - Former Michigan end and coach Bennie
Oosterbaan was selected to the modern all-time college football
team named by the Football Writers of America yesterday. Ooster-
baan played on the 1925-27 editions of the Wolverines and was named
All-American all three years.
Three other former Big Ten greats were also named to the
team. Harold "Red" Grange was the only unanimous choice. Grange
ran to college football immortality from 1923 through 1926 as Illinois'
Galloping Ghost.
. Bronislaw "Bronko" Nagurski who starred at tackle for Minnesota
from 1927-29 was just one vote shy of unanimous selection.
The third gridder, Jay Berwanger, played for Chicago when

HANDS WINS 18TH:

Cubs edge

Lxpos

to

break sli~de

y The Associated Press
MONTREAL - Home runs by
veteran Billy Williams and 19-
year-old Oscar Gamble helped the
Chicago Cubs brake their slide
yesterday with a 5-4 victory over
Montreal.
The Cubs had lost three games
in a row and 11 of their last 12.
They trail New York by four
names in the National League

East, as the Mets' game at St.
Louis was rained out.
Williams hit his 18th home run
of the season in the first inning4
following Glenn Beckert's one-out!
single but it was rookie Gamble's
first major league homer in the
third that snapped a 2-2 tie and
put the Cubs in front to stay.
Williams opened the fifth with
an infield hit and McGinn bob-

bled Willie Smith's bunt for an \ -g *
error. Ron Santo singled for one
run and, after Jim Hickman hit M aior Lea aue Standinas

into a double play, Paul Popovich
singled for what proved to be the
winning run.
Right-hander Bill Hands, 18-
13, struggled through several
Montreal threats and was replaced
by Phil Regan with one out in
the eighth when he walked Kevin
Collins following a walk to Ron
Fairly and Mack Jones' 22nd
homer, which cut the Cubs' lead
to 5-4.

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New York. Montreal. San Antonio, Albuquerque.
The first four-tenths of Michigan's football schedule for the
year 2000?
No, not quite.
Maybe the first four teams in a brand new football league?
God forbid.
It's merely the- route traveled tvia AT&T telephone \wires) to
contact this week's guest selector for the September 20, 1969 versionj
of Gridde Pickings.G
We wanted someone who, like the Vanderbilt Commodores, had a
touch of that old Nashville skyline in them. So we chose Johnny Cash,
and after two days finally tracked him down on his way out ,to the
Coast.
The Country Music Man gave us his Gridde Pickings via private
secretary Barbara Johns - for our twenty games this week, which
are printed down below in large letters.
It should be less of a hassle to get your selections. All you have to
do is pick the twenty winning teams of the games below and drop
your Gridde Pickings off at 420 Maynard Street by midnight Friday.j
Oh, yes, be sure and include the score of the Michigan-Vanderbilt
game; in case of a tie, it will be the deciding factor between a free
Cottage Inn pizza. and starvation.
P.S. We blew it yesterday, incorrectly reporting that Northwesternk
will play North Dakota this weekend. The Wildcats will play Notre
Dame at South Bend. So reset your crystal balls and remember, all
entries due by midnight Friday.

The Expos scored their first
two runs in the bottom of the
first to tie the game. With one
out, Gary Sutherland singled and
Rusty Staub walked. They moved
up on Fairly's infield out and
Jones was purposely passed, fill-,
ing the bases.
C o 1li n s, an ex-Met, came
through with a two-run single and
John Bateman was hit with a
pitch, ' reloading the bases, but
Bobby Wine grounded out.
Dodgers rally
LOS ANGELES -- Catcher
Johnny Bench's wild throw allow-!
ed Wes Parker to score the win-
ning run as Los Angeles rallied'
for two runs in the ninth to beat
Cincinnati 2-1 in the first game
of a twi-night doubleheader yes-
terday.
Bench had driven in the game's
only run with an eighth inningE
double and Gary Nolan was work-
ing on a four-hit shutout as the
Dodger's camne to bat in the bot-:
tom of the ninth.
Nolan retired Ted Sizemore but
Willie Davis singled and Len Ga-
brielson followed with another hit.
When Wes Parker walked, load-
ing the bases, Wayne Granger re-
placed Nolan.
Willie Crawford worked Grang-

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AMERICAN LEAGUE
Eastern Division
IV I. Pet.
altitnore 103 46 .691
etroit 84 64 .568
oston 78 69 .531
Vashington 77 72 .517
ew York 73 75 .493
leveland 59 90 .396
Western Division
Minnesota 89 58 .605
'akland 79 68 .537
alifornia 64 83 .435
:ansas City 62 85 .422
hicago 60 87 .408
eattle 58 89 .395
Yesterday's Results
Baltimore 1,,%IAihington 0
Cieveland 5, Boston 2
New York 7, Detroit 6, 13 intn.
Chicago 7, California 4, 1st
Chicago 3, California 2, 2nd
Minnesota 11, Oakland 3
Kansas City 2, Seattle 1
today's Gamnes
Oakland at Kansas City, night
Calitornia at Minnesota, night
seattle at Chicago, 2, twi-night
Cleveland at Detroit, night
Washington at New York, night
Baltimore at Boston, night

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Chicago
St. Louis
Pittsburg
Philadelp
Montreal
San Fran
Atlanta
Los Ange

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Eastern Division
W L P
k 89 58
86 63
79 68
;h 78 69
hia 59 88
48 101
Western Division
icisco 82 66
82 67
les 80 66

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Pct.
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.577
.537
.531
.401
.322
.554
.551
.548

Cincinnati

79 66 .545

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THE SUN DEVILS of Arizona the maroons were tile conerence.
State hqd the best rushing de-
fense in the country last year and * ALPENA, Mich. -- Larry Tregoning, a 6-4 guard on Michigan's
coach Frank Kush could start two NCAA basketball finalists in the 1960's, has been named head
lettermen at every position this basketball coach at Alpena Community College.
year. However, sophomore tackle
Ed Fisher will probably break in- " CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The University of North Carolina yes-
to the starting lineup. terday denied reports that basketball star Charlie Scott had been
The Sun Devils have the most offered a professional contract with the Chicago Bulls and said he
potent offense in the conference would play for the Tar Heels again this year.
with superstar Art Malone lead-j
ing the way. Malone (5-11, 210) * BRANTFORD, Ont. - The National Hockey League will be
was the fifth leading ground gain- without the services of 20 referees and linesmen when the regular sea-
er in the country last year while
scoring 15 touchdowns. He has the son opens Oct. 11 unless it recognizes an association they formed
rare combination of being a this summer.
breakaway runner who is equally In Montreal, NHL President Clarence Campbell said yesterday
adept at getting the tough yard- the league governors have already made a decision not to recognize
age. the association, and this left the league no other course Hof action
Quarterback Joe Spagnola is a but to find replacements.
fine passer (54 per cent last year) -- -- ----- -
and has two capable receivers in
Mike Brunson and Ron Carothers.

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Houston 75 70 .517 5'
San Diego 46 101 .313 351.
Yesterday's Results
Chicago 5, Montreal 4
New York at St. Louis, postponed
Pittsburgh 9, Philadelphia 5
San Francisco 2, Atlanta 0
Los Angeles 2, Cincinati 1, 1st
Cincinnati at Los Angeles 2nd, inc.
Houston at San Diego, inc.
Today's Games
New York at Montreal, night
Philadelphia at Chicago
Pittsburgh at St. Louis, night
Cincinnati at San Diego, hight
Atlanta at Los Angeles, night
Houston at San Francisco

ARIZONA should find out in a
hurry just how good a team they
have as they play Wyoming in
their first game. New coach Bob
Weber inherits a team which tied

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er for a walk, allowing the tying,
run to score and then Jim Le-1
febvre bounced to Woody Wood-
ward.
Woodward threw to the plate
for a force out and then Bench,
attempting the double play, threw'
low to first, allowing the winning
run to score.
MC aly wins
WASHINGTON - Dave Mc-
Nally, batting .071 with six hits
1st Dimension
is here!
stay tuned for 2nd

for second last year with a 8-2
for the season prior to the game, mark.
blooped a single to center, scor- 1 In order to open up the offense,
ing Merv Rettenmund with a Weber has moved last year's top
sixth-inning run that gave Balti- receiver, Ron Gardin, to the tail-
more a 1-0 victory over Washing- back spot in their split I forma-
ton last night tion. This gives the veteran quar-
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MICHIFISH
Synchronized Swimming
TRYOUTS START:
SEPTEMBER 17
7:00 P.M.
WOMEN'S POOL

VIETNAM
Time's Up
Action Teach-in
with anti-war
action workshops
September 19-20

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1. VANDERBILT at Michigan
(pick score)
2. Washington at MICHIGAN
-STATE
3. Washington St. at ILLINOIS
4. Oregon State at IOWA
5.- Northwestern at NOTRE
DAME
6. Oklahoma at WISCONSIN
7. Indiana at KENTUCKY
8. MINNESOTA at Arizona
State
9. Purdue at TEXAS
CHR IS TIAN

10. Air Force at MISSOURI
11. HOUSTON at Florida
12. TEXAS A & M at Louisiana
State
13. ALABAMA at Virginia Tech
14. Texas at CALIFORNIA
15. SOUTIIERN CALIFORNIA
at Nebraska
16. Arizona at WYOMING
17. Kansas State at BAYLOR
18. Duke at SOUTH CAROLINA
19. Kent State at OHIO
20. OMNAHA iat Morningside

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john meyer
. your language
Theimportance of
looking absolutely
smashing should never
be underestimated.
But it's no problem
when your wearing
the longest coat.
Because John Meyer
went to great lengths
to make this Melton
stunner the coat of
the year. $90.
And underneath, the
rnas.i$trtleneck of
Merino in significant
colors. $15.

FRA TER

SUNDAY, SEPT. 21-THURSDAY, SEPT. 25

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TONIGHT
ATTEND MASS RUSH MEETING
THE MSSBSHMETN
At 7:30 P.M.
UNION BALLROOM
WITH
MEMBERS FROM 40 PLUS FRATERNITIES ON CAMPUS
and NICHOLAS KAZARINOFF, AA City Council Member and University Professor
LOUIS LEE, Frosh Football Coach
REGISTER for RASH FOR INFORMATION ON

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