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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17,19G6

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE SJ

;EVEN

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1966 THE 3ItCHIGAN I)AJLY

PAOE S

Wolverines

Square
(Continued from Page 1) rI

Off

Against

Beavers

Michigan's experienced four man
defensive backfield.
Most likely the brunt of the of-
fense will be carried by senior full-
back Pete Pifer. In his sophomore
year, pudgy Pifer galloped for a
grand total of seven yards.
The next season, he lost 15
pounds and found that Tommy'
Prothro had left for UCLA. "Under'
Tommy's system, the fullback is
mainly a blocker," explained An-
dros. "I like to see that man run
with the ball."
Pifer ran, and when the dust
cleared, he had gained almost 1100
yards and All-American considera-
tion for this season.
The Wolverines with All-America
candidates of their own should
present a balanced attack although
the offense may be top heavy
with passing. The OSU defensive
backfield lists two sophomores and
a junior with practically no game
experience.
Aerial Heyday?
That could mean a big day for
Jack Clancy. The Michigan end
has good speed, good hands, and
very possibly the best moves in'
college football.

OREGON STATE
Harry Gunner (225)
Jim Wilkin f214)
Dave Marlette (216)
Rockne Freitas (265)
Joe Reid (217)
Roger Stalick (235)
Gary Houser (220)
Paul Brothers (196)
Jerry Belcher (200)'
Bob Grim (193)
Pete Pifer. (220)

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MICHIGAN

LU
LT
LG
C
RG
RT
RE
QB
LH
R'H
FB

Clayt Wilhite
Ray Phillips
Henry Hanna
Joe Dayton
Don Bailey
James iribal
Jack Clancy
Dick Vidmer
Ernie Sharpe
Carl Ward
Dave Fisher

(210)
(228)
(220)
(220)
(214)
(220)
(192)
(185)
(200)
(178)
(205)

tains his ability to pick up prec-
ious short yardage.
Sharpe for Detwiler
Still, it is the remaining back-
field spot that most people watch
with anxiety. Rose Bowl year it
was held by ,a dazzling sophomore'
with fullback power, halfback
speed, and flankerback pass-
catching prowess. Jim Detwiler
was his name.
His sage is legend at this point.
Last year his knee crumbled and
with it Michigan hopes for a re-
peat championship fell. The knee
is sound physically, but Detwiler
has yet to regain all of his old
ability.
He will play, but the starting
call will go to a plucky junior,
Ernie Sharpe. Last season, Every-
where Ernie made tackles, inter-'

cepted passes, ran back punts and
kickoffs, caught passes. and ran
through lines and around them. In
one game against Minnesota he
destroyed Michigan's platoon sys-
tem by playing defensive safety
and left halfback.
For the Defense .,.
The offense will not sputter
with Sharpe in the lineup, but he
simply is not considered to be the
equal of the old Jim Detwiler.
Michigan's main trouble spot
appears to be the defensive line.
The end spots are capably held
down by Rocky Rosema and the
lone soph starter Tom Stincic. In
between the starters will be Bob
Mielke, who is playing a new po-
sition, and Tom Goss and Bill'
Hardy, who lack experience.
The 225-pound Goss has the

task of playing opposite Something
Hawaiian called Rockne Freitas
who weighs 265 pounds. But don't
worry. Tom. Coach Andros says
the kid lacks the killer instinct.
For Michigan, it won't be any-
where the same team that went to
the Rose Bowl. Ward. Rick Sygar,
Rick Volk and a few others are
still around. This year's team is
more versatile, but not as deep.
It has a new pro-type defense and
the offense will be closer to the
pros as well.
But that team and this one
shared one hope as the season was
about to begin.
The difference between the two
is meaningless. All things have to
change. Even the splintery old
bleachers have fiberglass coatings
nowadays.

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back in the country. and that part
of his game seems back in the
groove.
Surrounding him in the back-
field will be a splendid set of run-
ners. Carl Ward vaults linemen

like a hurdles champion and out-
runs the swiftest in the secondary.
Squat fullback Dave Fisher looked
like a dwarf last season, but he
has lost ten pounds and is down to
hobbit-size. The faster Fisher re-

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Arkansas, UCLA Open;
Texas Hosts Southern Cal

By The Associated Press
LITTLE ROCK - Fifth-ranked
Arkansas places its hopes on the
passing of Jon Brittenum and

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WOLVERINE FULLBACK Dave Fisher legs out a short gain in
last year's finale against Ohio State. The big senior, a depend-
able short-yardage man, will start in today's opener against
Oregon State.
FIVE ALL-AMERICANS:

Throwing the ball will be Dick running of Harry Jones tonight
Vidmer who failed to live up to when the Razorbacks open their
press .releases last year. Never a season against Oklahoma State,
great runner, Vidmer is somewhat University.
slower than he was before he broke I
his leg in the spring of '64. But Arkansas, unbeaten in regular,
it was passing that once made season play the last two years,
him the best high school quarter- Iwil1 pkiLitnintsa -

Eressive and proud, and the bac! -
field as the best he's ever been
able to assemble.
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AUSTIN-Texas unwraps a new
formation and a new quarterback
this afternoon in a game against
the No. 9 nation in the country,
Southern California.
Sophomore Bill Bradley, the
most publicized first-year player
in Southwest Conference history,
will direct the Longhorns' forma-
tion ,an offensive alignment with
which USC Coach John McKay
has had great success.
A crowd of 50,000 is expected;
to see what Bradley can do against
the tough Trojans, who have
whipped the Longhorns in both
previous meetings-19-7 in 1955

MSIU Ch(
By ED GRUCA
They said Illinois would repeat
in '64.
They said Michigan couldn't miss
in 65.
Now the experts say State has
the '66 crown already bagged.
Paper statistics won't argue with
the forecasters. Michigan State
appears' to have returning per-
sonnel every bit as good as last
year's champions, In fact two-
thirds of last year's squad is back
and among them five All-Ameri-
cans.
But experts have been fooled in
the past-especially when they
pick back-to-back winners in the
Big Ten. Since 1955 no Big Ten
champion has finished either first
or second the season after the
Rose Bowl. F
Face Foes
While no conference team comes
close to matching State's creden-
tials ,the Spartans will face each
of their four strongest competi-
tors - Illinois, Michigan, Ohio
State and Purdue.
The Spartans' main asset ap-
pears to be a strong offensive
backfield. All-American Clinton
Jones and Dwight Lee are strong
and quick. ' Jones led State in
rushing last year with a 4.8 yard
average gain and a 787 total. He
also led the Big Ten in points
scored (68) and touchdowns (11).

Implons on Paper

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triumph over the Cowboys, who
coach Phil Cutchin says repre-
sents his most talented group
since he took over at OSU three
years ago.
* * *
LOS ANGELES - The highlyj
regarded UCLA Bruins, led by

Lee gained 411 yards last year.
Bob Apisa, a junior, will be back
at -fullback and seems to be in
good shape following a post-sea-
son operation on his injured knee.
While Apisa started only three
gaines last year because of his
poor blocking ability, he still man-
aged to score nine touchdowns and
gain 666 yards rushing ,the lat-
ter a Spartan record.
Raye Runs
At quarterback Jim Raye, who
played only 55 minutes last year,
will replace All-American Steve
Juday. Raye is a very good run-
ning quarterback (gained an aver-
age 8.8 yards on 28 carrier in '65)
but his passing is questionable. He
threw only twice in last year's
regular season and one was inter-
cepted.
The offensive line will have four
new starters and does not figure
to be especially powerful. Speedy
end Gene Washington will be the
line's one outstanding point.
Washington already holds the
Spartan season and career rec-
ords for pass receptions and total
yardage.
Weaker Defense
Likewise, the defensive unit
might not be the stronghold it
was last year. The gigantic line
which last year held three oppon-
ents to negative rushing yard-
age and led the nation in rushing

defense has only two survivors. quarterback Gary Breban. open and 44-20 in 1956.
However, one of them is end Bub- their 1966 collegiate grid season Nagging injuries and hot weath-
ba Smith, a 6'8", 275-pound All- tonight against a Pittsburgh er have disrupted Longhorn work-
ety sic a cloach Duffy Daughe- team which is deep in a rebuild- outs and causer Coach Darrell
tensti aineis the smallest in t e ingprogram.sRoyal no end of worry.
Big en.Now a seasoned, mature team He's also moaning about anin- fl.
The defensive backfield is in after its astonishing Cinderella experienced secondary-weakened'
good shape and contains an All- season last year, UCLA is a solid when starter Ronnie Ehrig injur-
American ,of course. He is 6'4" favorite to even its intersectional ed a knee which will keep him on
George Webster, who last year record with the Panthers at four the sidelines a month or more-a
against Michigan personally stop- victories apiece. spot USC quarterback Troy Wins-
ped five consecutive Wolverine Coach Tommy Prothro decribs low surely will test with his accur-
plays. the present Bruins as quick, ag- ate tosses.

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE
FOR SENIORS
'ENSIANS :ROVING BOOTH:
TUES., Sept. 13-Bus. Ad. steps
WED., Sept. 14-Engine Arch
THURS., Sept. 15-Music School
FRI., Sept. 16-Palmer Field
If you are a member of the class of '67-graduate schools in-
Cluded-you should make an appointment for your senior
picture sitting during the current sale. The photographers have
begun work and there's a sitting fee of $2. Sign at the Roving
Booth (times listed above) or at any time on the Diag.
THIS IS YOUR ONLY OPPORTUNITY!!
PLEASE DON'T DELAY!
MICHIGANENSIAN '67-A UNIQUE YEARBOOK

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Enjoy a delicious charcoal broiledl
CHICKEN DINNER

at the St. Francis Men's Club
CHICKEN BARB-ECUE
Eat under the big top tent or take out
aind have Your own picnic

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