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April 06, 1967 - Image 9

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B ackfie

Don James must know how King
Loule would have felt if D'Artang-
nan and his three companions
suddenly decided to retire.
For James is the defensive back-
field coach of Michigan's football
team, and graduation has swept
all four of the starters from last
year's team, completely destroying
his arsenal of defensive secondary
"We've been wiped out," moans
James. "Volk, Rowser; Bass, Sygar
they've all left."
And it's not just any four names
that have been crossed off the
1967 roster. "They were, all great
ballplayers-three of them placed
high on the pro draft ,lists and
Sygar wants to play Major League
baseball,' says James. "And we've
also lost our number one replace-
ment, Louie Lee."
Who is left?
"We have a total of ten players
working out at the cornerman and
safety positions. Only two of them
are seniors. Four of them are con-
verted quarterbacks and the other
six are former halfbacks.
Slow (Grind
"Progress has been slow so far
this spring," states James, "but
we have men who can do the job."
Five are vying for the two cor-
nerman slots vacated by John
Rowser and Mike Bass. In last
Saturday's scrimmage, 'former
frosh quarterback Brian Healy
and junior-to-be Ted Jobe were
the starters.
"They both had good games,"
commented James, "but Healy
needs to gain weight and Jobe will
have to become a better ball-

The starting status of either
player is threatened by speedster
George Hoey, a part-time track
star, who has missed two weeks of
practice due to a sprined ankle.
Hoey, a former Flint Central all-
stater, has been switched from of-
fensive halfback to help fill the
gaps in the secondary.
"Hoey has tremendous straight-
away speed," praises James. "He is
faster than Rowser' or Bass. He
is a real tough tackler, and has
exibited the ability and willing-
ness to learn. So far, even though

he's missed a lot of work, he's
picked up the plays exceptionally
"His one problem is size (5'10",
170). If he can build himself up
to around 180 pounds playing
weight, he'll be ready to go in the
Hoey will miss this Saturday's
scrimmage because of the Ken-
tucky Relays, but will compete in
both the Michigan Open and the
intra-squad football game on
April 15.
The other two players working

Id To
out at the corners are sophomore
Ken Wall and non-tendered vol-
unteer Elijah Sansom.
Among the five contenders for
the safety positions are two sen-
iors, Al Doty and Doug Nelson.
Nelson, who doubles as a catcher
on the baseball team, is battling
for one of the starting slots cur-
rently held by Doty and junior
Jerry Hartman.
"Hartman is the most experi-
enced returnee," -says James. "He
backed up Volk last year and
knows the position pretty well. He
has speed and good tackling abil-
"However he has been hobbling
lately. He hurt his foot late in the
hockey season (as a forward) and
then re-injured it in one of the
early spring practices."
The other candidates for safety
are former quarterbacks Tom
Kieta and Tom Curtis. Both have
had a successful spring, and have
been "grading-out" well in the
Saturday scrimmages.
James emphasized that none of
the four positions is decided yet,
and that therefore the incentive
to work is greater. "It helps a
player to improve if he has to

Be Rebuilt
compete for a spot in the lineup, play as much man-to-man this
Unless there sare a couple guys year. We are not as strong phys-
ready to replace him, he won't ically and we may have to drop
work as hard." back into a zone-type defense."
The "Oklahoma" defense, which James has devised a set of goals
James brought to Michigan last for his defenders, with the hope of
year, will be the basic alignment improving upon last year's rec-
again this season. "The Oklaho- ord. "We want to average two in-
ma's best virtue is flexibility. With terceptions per game this season
four men deep, we are able to as compared to the one per game
adapt our backfield strength to we had last year.
the other team's offense. "We also hope to cut down on
"The key to the Oklahoma," our opponents' touchdown passes.
he continued, "is the man-to-man They had six last season. If we
coverage we are able to have. can double our interceptions and
Every receiver is covered on pass halve the number of TD passes
plays. by the other team, we will have
"Of course, with our lack of ex- done our part to make this a great
perience, we may not be able to team."
The Student Rental Union wants to know

LaCrosse Team Drops
1 7-1Deccis ion to Falcons

Michigan's Lacrosse Club drop-
ped a disappointing 17-1 decision
to Bowling Green in a game play-
ed yesterday at Ferry Field. It was
the third loss in as many games
for the 'crossers.
Attacker Mugsy Davock pre-
vented a shutout with his tally
midway through the first quarter,
but no further offense could be
The Falcons started fast, scor-
ing three times in each of the
first two frames. Then they ex-
ploded for 11 goals in the second
half. Farrel, with four goals and
two assists, and Bartels, with three
of each, led the BG parade.
Co-coach Bill Fleischman was
dismayed with his team's perform-
ance, but singled out Jon Rich-
ards for his fine play on defense.

"Our main problem is inexper-
ience," commented Fleischman.
"A lot of our boys are still learn-
ing the game, and problems with
scheduling practices are prevent-
ing us from improving like we
He also noted the fact that at
Bowling Green lacrosse is a var-
sity sport. "We're just a club, and
we can't attain the degree of pro-
ficiency we want until we ,can of-
fer our players the advantages
of a varsity program."
Falcon coach Cochrane praised
the club's efort: "The fact that
this group has worked so hard
and developed so well without
university support is commend-,
The 'crossers next contest is
scheduled fo: Saturday , when
they will meet Ohio State at



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Detroit 7, Kansas City 6
Atlanta 4, Minnesota 3
Cincinnati 1, Pittsburgh 0 (12 inn)
Washington 5, Boston 1
Houston 10, Los Angeles 3
San Francisco 6, Cleveland 5 (10 inn)
Chicago (N) 10, California 10 (tie, 9
St. Louis 5, Philadelphia 4


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Volkswagen's unique construction
keeps dampness out.
For years there have been rumors about floating
Volkswagens. (The photographer claims this one
stayed up for 42 minutes.) Why not?
The bottom of the VW isn't like ordinary car
bottoms. A sheet of flat steel runs under the car,
sealing the bottom fore and aft.
That's not done to make a bad boat out of it,
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road that eventually eat up a car.
The top part of a Volkswagen is also very sea-
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hard to close the door without rolling down the
window a bit.
But there's still one thing to keep in mind if you
own a Volkswagen. Even if it could definitely float,
it couldn't float indefinitely.
So drive around the big puddles. Especially if
they're big enough to have a name.

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