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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9,1966

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Weighty Frosh Squad Inherited by Bill Dodd

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By RICK STERN
The blurb on freshman coach
Bill Dodd in the Michigan football
guide reads like a Horatio Alger
success story.
Just 24 years old, Dodd is mar-
ried, owns a Masters degree in
Education, and has worked him-
self back into the college coach-
ing ranks at an age when most
coaches are looking for a high
school position.
Graduate students can probably
remember watching Dodd as a
backfield standout here in 1962
and 1963. He earned the Masters
degree in 1965 while working as
an assistant coach at West Leyden
high school in Noorthlake, Illinois.
Nonentity
At West Leyden, a previous non-
entity in the powerful Chicago
suburban football scene, Dodd
helped to create an instant tra-
dition. The team had won only
of football.
Last fall under the direction of
Vodd and Dick Miller, former
University of Illinois standout,
West Leyden won four, lost three
and tied one.
Dodd explained how he got his
present job at Michigan. "I knew
Michigan basketball great CAZ-
ZIE RUSSELL Is expected to sign
with the NEW YORK KNICKS in
the next few days. Most guesses
put the contract in six figures
spread over three years. The three-
time All America star left Ann Ar-
bor Tuesday after a brief stay.
His new destination is believed to
be the Knickerbocker training
camp.
BUMP ELLIOTT has rescheduled
Saturday's football scrimmage for
this afternoon, in order to give
the Wolverines a chance to work
Saturday on the mistakes they
may have made Friday. In effect
this gives Michigan an extra day
next week to prepare for OREGON
STATE. The scrimmage will be-
gin at about 3:30 in the Stadium
4 and is closed to the general public.
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DAVE PORTER, Wolverine mid-
die guard; will be at defensive
tackle this afternoon in place of
Dick Williamson, still recovering
from mononucleosis. TOM GOSS
moves into Porter's middle guard
slot.

the freshman position was open
but I didn't apply for it because
I thought they already had some
one.
Long Distance Beckons
"Then, about the end of June I
received a phone call from coach
Elliott offering me the job. I
came up, met the new coaches
and decided to take it. I had
hoped to get into college coaching,
but not as soon as that.
Coming here in June as he did,
Dodd didn't play much of a part
in last spring's recruiting pro-
gram. "I didn't meet most of the
boys until just a couple of weeks
ago. But I am impressed with
what I've seen so far. It seems to
be a really fine group."
Dodd pointed out that finding
outstanding backfield men was the
major emphasis in the assembl-
ance of this fall's yearling squad.
Ward, Volk; Fisher, etc.
"Nearly all of the starting backs
on the varsity are seniors, but we
feel we have the freshmen who
will be able to help fill the holes
as sophombres next year.
"We have four or five boys in
the Detwiler class-around 6'2"
and 200 pounds, as well as some
fast speedy boys along the lines
of Carl Ward."
Prominent among the big half-
backs are Garvie Craw, 6'2", 220,
Frank Titus 6'2", 205, Bill Harris
6'1", 185 and Ed Woolley, 6'1",
220. Two of the above, Craw and
Woolley, hail from New Jersey,
the former Upper Montclair and
the latter Pitman. Titus is from
Cleveland while Harris, from
Mount Clements, is the Michi-
gander in the group.
Super Size
The fullbacks are extra-largel
also. Tom Weinman at 6'1", 205,
hails from Ann Arbor. Eric Fed-
erico, from Trenton, is 5'11", 200
pounds while Pete Drehmann,
from Rydall, Pennsylvania, is 6'
and 220 pounds.
Two smaller more "normal"
sized backs include Tom Barnes
from Cincinatti, and John Gab-
ler, brother of Wally, from Royal
Oak.
Quarterbacks include Barry
Pierson from St. Ignace, Michi-
gan, Mark Werner from Cincin-
natti, Brian Healy from Sandusky,
Ohio, and Tom Curtis, from Au-
rora, Ohio.
Here 'til '69
These boys, then, are expected
to form the backbone of the Wol-
verines teams through 1969 and
it is Dodd's job to orient them to
the styles and techniques of
Michigan football.
"The varsity coaches tell my-
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that can bring an average of $50
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and a hard worker call Mr. Arnold,
761-1488 Mon.-Fri.

self and my assistants what they
want us to get across in prepara-
tion for next year," says Dodd,
"but the manner in which we do
it is pretty much up to us."
Extra Added Incentive
An innovation for the fresh-
men this year is a two-game sched-
ule which Dodd hopes will pro-
vide incentive for the players.
"It gets pretty dull playing
against yourselves all season. And
game competition provides good
experience."
The first game is against Wis-
consin's freshman team on Octo-
ber 29th, when the varsity squads'
will also pair off. That game will
be played in Madison on a Sat-
urday morning.
In Michigan stadium, Novem-
ber 4th, Friday, the freshmen will
entertain Toledo University at
about 4:00 in the afternoon.
The freshmen also scrimmage
approximately once a week against
the second orvthird string units
from Elliott's varsity.
Dodd suffers no lack of assist-
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..r:4fW.4O4.
Appearing in Ann Arbor this
weekend will be Master Sang
Kyu Shim, a Black Belt karate
expert from Korea who is cur-
rently attending Wayne State.
Master Shim will lead an exhi-
bition on karate at th Ann Ar-
bor High gym, 8 p.m., Saturday
in an event sponsored by the
Detroit Tang Soo Do Associa-
tion. For any other informa-
tion, contact Dr. Ergun Ar, pres-
ident of the Ann Arbor-Univer-
sity of Michigan TSD Club at
764-0503.
For your big chance to meet
the jocks and foil their blazing
efforts, contact Earl Riskey in
the IM Building. He will pay to
the tune of $1.50 an hour.

ance in working with his group. under Bump Elliott's brother Pete
Five men in various stages of are also working with the fresh-
graduate work help out during the men. Steve Kimball has charge of
day and in the afternoons. the defensive ends while Kip
Maury Bibet, who played at Kramer will work with the ends
Florida State, coaches the defens- on offense. Cecchini is working
ive secondary. Gerry Mader from with the defensive interior line.
Michigan's Rose Bowl team is "Nearly everyone is going to
helping with the offensive line. school during the day so we have
Two men who played for IllinoisIto write notes and put practice

plans on the blackboard," ex-
plains Dodd. "Whenever anyone
has free tmie, they come down
and read what's up. It's so hard
for us to get together that we may
have to hold night meetings."
If any conclusion is to be drawn
from Dodd's statement, it is that
football is no different from the
rest of the University. It suffers
from the problem of too much to
do in too little time.

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Detroit 79 = 62 .56
Minnesota 77 65 .54
Chicago 73 70 .51
Cleveland 72 71 .50
California 70 70 .5(
Washington 64 81 .44
Kansas City 63 80 .441
Boston 64 82 .43
New York 62 81 .434
YESTERDAY'S GAMES
No games scheduled
TODAY'S GAMES
Detroit at Kansas City (n)
Baltimore at Minnesota (n)
Washington at Chicago (n)
California at Cleveland (n)
New York at Boston (n)

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Los Angeles 79 59 .572 1
Philadelphia 76 66 .535 6Y2
St. Louis 72 69 .511 10
Atlanta 71 TO .504 11
Cincinnati 70 70 .500 111%
Houston 63 80 .441 20
New York 60 81 .426 22
Chicago - 49 90 .353 32
YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
No games scheduled
TODAY'S GAMES
Atlanta at New York (n)
Cincinnati at Philadelphia (n)
St. Louis at Pittsburgh (n1)
Houston at Los Angeles (n)
Chicago at San Francisco (n)

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