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Bump Elliott could have used
Wally Weber this fall.
Wally usually gives . an orienta-
tion speech to incoming freshmen
at the University but Elliott has so
many newcomers on his football
coaching staff that it might have
been- worthwhile.
The dust has cleared after the
biggest staff shake-up in eight
years of Wolverine sports and no
fewer than four new men occupy
desks in' the ,athletic building.
Three coaches, Jocko Nelson, Don
Dufek, and Bob Hollway, departed,
which means, of course, that a new
position was created, bringing the
total to 'eight.
Prominent among the newcom-
ers is Dcon James, a. 33 year old
native of Massilon, Ohio, who has
served as an assistant coach at
Florida State University for the
past seven years. James was
brought to Michigan because of
his experience in working with the
Oklahoma-type defense which the
Wolverines now employ. His official
title is defensive bacKfield coach
which means he has charge of the
likes of Rick Volk, Mike .Bass,
John Rowser and Rick Sygar.
Northern Supremacy
James talked yesterday about
some of the comparisons he has
made between Michigan and Flor-
ida State. "Mainly the climate.
Seriously, I would say that the
kids are basically the same as far
as enthusiasm and spirit is con-
4 cerned-really good. I wouldn't



stance, as the linemen use, you
can't see where the flankers are.
From the defensive backfield you
can see changes and make corres-
ponding adjustments."
James was hired last March
and recommended Y C McNease,
who had coached and played un-
der him at Florida State. McNease
was hired a month later. He has
charge of the defensive ends and
the linebackers.
McNease had coached at Wichita
for two years and Texas Western
one year, before joining the Wol-
verines. "Here at Michigan I have
better football players," he com-
ments. "They are intelligent and
quick to learn."
James and McNease bothtof-
fered opinions as to what their
philosophies of coaching involve
and how they fit in here. Said
James, "I don't have any one basic
coaching technique. Boys react
differently in different situations.
There are times when a chewing
out might be effective and there
are times when a boy might reject
Get Them Ready
McNease seems more along the
lines of Tony Mason, a hard hit-
ting, aggressive coach. "Every
coach has a different way. I find
that I can get a lot out of a boy
by pushing him. I strongly believe
in pushing during the pre-season
period in order to get ready then.

e to,
I face each player as an individual,
and I feel that you always have to
be fair to the individual.
During the average day of prac-
tice, McNease and James, along
with line coach Denny Fitzgerald,
work exclusively with the defens-
ive units. They spend the morning
studying and making changes in
personnel and plan practice ac-
cordingly. "We look at every de-
fense we run," says McNease,
"and decide on the defenses we
need to stress. We have checked
out Oregon State, our first op-




ponent, but it will take time to
adjust to their offense."f
Movie Fanss
Says James "We've looked at
seven Oregon State films and
know pretty well their every move,1
including formations, plays, and
passes. Of course we can't be sure
of what changes they will have
made since last season."io
The two remaining additions to 2
the coaching staff are both for-l
mer Wolverine players. Georgei
Mans, the offensive end coach,l
was captain of the 1961 team to
climax three seasons of outstand-
ing end play. Mans, 26 years old,
had entered the business world
after graduating, but returned to
coaching in 1964uat Michigan
Tech. He was an assistant last year
at Eastern Michigan University.
Fitzgerald's r epl1a c e ment asi
freshman coach is Bill Dodd.
Dodd, a 24-year old native of Vir-
den, Ill., won letters as a half-
back and fullback in 1962 and
1963. He earned a Masters degree
in education and served for two
years as backfield coach at West
Leyden High School in Northlake,
Three Returnees
Returning from last year's staff
are Tony Mason, Hanke Fonde
and Fitzgerald. Fonde, 42 years
old, is the veteran of the group,
having been with Elliott from thef
beginning in 1959. Fonde serves as
backfield coach.

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The tobacco-chewing Mason is
a 35 year old native Ohioan
starting his third year as offens-
ive line coach. Coaching high
school before coming to Michigan,
his Niles, Ohio, teams won 47
games and lost three in a seven
year span.
Fitzgerald, a native of Ann Ar-
bor, born 30 yearsiago, has the
new title of Interior Defensive
Line Coach. He starred as Wol-
verine halfback in 1959-60 and
had served as freshman coach
since 1962.
For those students who like
dodging big muscle - bound
speedsters or calling 15-yard
penalties to spoil an 80-yard
touchdown run or just simply
like officiating football, the in-
tramural program has a ready-
made spot for you. Contact Earl
Riskey at the IM Building where
he will explain details like $1.50
an hour.
* * *
Anyone interested in becom-
ing a varsity football manager
for the 1966 season should con-
tact Dave Muir at Ferry Field
between 3:30 and 5 p.m. or call
665-8721 this week.

Begins 5th Consecutive Season
Tuesday & Thursday 3:004:30
Auditorium C, Angell Hall








want to be quoted in Florida, but
I think the calibre of play may
be a little better up here. Most of
what I've seen is from iiims,
James then explained what he
considered to be the advantage of
the new defensive system. "There
are five men on the line instead of
six, which immediately gives us
the opportunity to play another
defensive back. We have two line-
backers, two backs and two safe-
ties. What this means is that we
will have six men who can make
quick adjustments to the offense
we are facing. In a four point

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Rick Yolk, Michigan defensive
back, started at quarterback in
yesterday's. scrimmage. He was
later replaced by first-string sig-
nal caller Dick Vidmer. John
Thomas and Dennis Brown also
saw action at the key slot.
Former Michigan shortstop Bob
Gilhooley, captain of the 1966
Wolverine nine, is leading States-

powerful Spartan back underwent
knee surgery last winter.
Illinois added seven players to
their casualty list yesterday. Cyril
Pinder, a key player in the Illini
ground attack, -was among those
injured. All of the mishaps were
of a minor nature.
The printing presses began roll-
ing in four major league cities
yesterday after Commissioner Wil-
liam Eckert gave them the go-:
ahead to make up World Series
tickets. Three National League
contenders, Pittsburgh, Los Ange-
les and San Francisco, were given
the green light, along with Balti-
more of the American League.
Joe Namath, the original bonus
baby of pro football, was listed as
a possible starter for the New York
Jets' contest with the Miami Dol-
phins tomorrow night. According
to Jet officials, Namath is "phys-
ically able and ready to play."
Five United States track and
field stars scored victories in an
international meet in Cologne,
Germany. Ralph Boston led the
way with a win in his specialty,
the broad jump. He leaped 26'81/4".
A battle for the quarterback
spot is shaping up at Notre Dame
between sophomore gunners Ter-
ry Hanratty and Coley O'Brien.
Coach Ara Parseghian gave Han-
ratty the slight edge at present,
but called the race a real "see-
saw." Parseghian said the two con-
tenders, both ace passers, will en-
able the Fighting Irish to open
up their attack more this season.

You don't remember how you ever got conned into doing this.
It's about 90 degrees out on some sultry September afternoon and
you're running a God-awful complicated pass pattern when some
gangling giant steps callously in the way and you digest some three
acres of Mother Earth.
You think about how easy the Pfc.'s have it over in the rice pad-
dies where, the dirt is at least soft when you land.
But then you catch the next one in a neat over-the-shoulder
gambit as the collegiate Cyclops whams down merrily on his back
--and you suddenly recapture the spirit of the game.
You remember now the archaic textbook atmosphere of. your
room where your roommate spends 23 hours cramming for some silly
openbook quiz, and it feels great to be outside sweating and churning
up and down Wines field in the first touch football game of the intra-
mural season.
Some 200 teams will be again taking part in intramural football,
under the auspices of Intramural Director Earl Riskey and Associate
Director Rodney Grambeau, as the program heads into its 55th year
at Michigan.
Football will have a longer and more extensive schedule this
year, despite the loss of two fields to expanding parking facilities for
the stadium, since fall softball has been phased out of the program.
The intramural grid season starts the week of September
19th, a week after tennis initially kicks off the I-M program. Be-
fore the school year is finished, 36 different sports will have their
day or days in the limelight.
For the sportsminded frosh, the residence hall division provides
all the competition and work he will ever want. For the other stu-
dents and the teachers there are the fraternity, independent; gradu-
ate and faculty divisions.
The independents are a breed unto themselves--coming from all
parts of the campus, from Fletcher Hall and from the Navy ROTC
and from among frustrated apartment jocks. They have nicknames
like the Ramblers and the Maple Leafs (an all-Canadian team) and
have varying life-spans.
Some new teams will probably be born tonight at the an-
nual pre-season meeting for prospective independents, 7:30 p.m.,
at the IM Building. Any individual who wants to get in on the
action is promised a spot on some team.
,Riskey expects about 30 independent squads to again be com-
peting and some 30 fullbacks running wickedly off left tackle into
the storied world of tennis shoes and sprained ankles.

Genet's provocative and frightening play . . . pro-
duced by the Department of Comparative Literature
with an all-Negro cast.
This Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 8, 9, 10
Trueblood Auditorium
8:00 P.M.
Tickets at box office ($1 .50, 1.00, .50)
Open 10-5 and till curtain on performance days

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vile of the Western Carolina
League in hitting with a .296 aver-
age. He has cracked five homers
and knocked in 29 runs for the
Detroit Tigers' farm club.
The National Tennis Champion-
ships at Forest Hills, N.Y., was
left with a predominantly foreign
field as play moved into the quar-
terfinal round today. The lone
American remaining was Clark
Graebner, who downed England's
Graham Stilwell 9-11, 8-6, 6-3, 7-5.
Yesterday's big upset occurred
when Dennis Ralston lost to Aussie
Fred Stolle in straight sets. Other
Americans eliminated included
Chuck McKinley and Marty Ries-
Running with all his former
abandon, Michigan State fullback
Bob Apisa scored four touchdowns
in a scrimmage yesterday. The
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