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PAGE EIGHT

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER. 16, 1966

PAGE EIGHT THE MICHIGAN DAILY WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 16, 1966

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Grads Aid

11' Grid

Coaches

OUR MAN

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By DIANE DREYFUSS him for eight years," Kines ex-i
The wise and wrinkled seer who plained, "and I think by being
proclaimed the adage that "old able to see his theories of foo-;ballj
football players never die, they in action, I can become a better
just fade away," obviously never coach.
looked in the coaches' offices on Before joining the WolverineI
the second floor of the Athletic staff, however, the former tackle!
Building. tried out with the pros. Kines was
For there among some of the drafted by the Chicago Bears and
relics of past Wolverine glory, went to -their camp in Rensselaer,
three of Michigan's marauders are but was released because of the
helping part-time to mold future over-abundance of men at his
gridiron greats. Charley Kines, position.
former offensive tackle, works with Sent to the Rams on waivers, hec
the third through fifth team var- spent another two and a half
sity squads; Gerry Mader, tackle weeks trying to make the conver-
on the Rose Bowl gang of '64, sion from tackle to guard. "My
serves as offensive line coach of
the freshman team; and Tom
Cecchini, captain of the 1965
team, trains frosh defensive tack-
les and guards.
Coach Kines took the job of
running the defensive -emonstra
tion squad not only because he is
still interested in the game, but
also in order to be near Tony
Mason, varsity offensive line
coach. "I played under Mason in
high school. and have been with

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GERRY MADER

Gerry Mader also loves the sport about thinking how great you
of football, for he has been play- !are.
ing since he was in fifth grade. Love That Game
His reasons for working as frosh Tom Cecchini took his job as
offensive line coach include one defensive coach because of a pure
more, though: Mader plans on be- and simple love of football. "I
ing an industrial engineer and so hope to make coaching my career
he values working with people on and this is a good start." Cec-
any level. chini was also offered a job in
In his second year of coaching, football at a high school in De-
Mader's primary job is to show troit as head mentor, but he pre-
the Michigan plays and system of ferred to stay at Michigan.
blocking to the freshmen in order As director of tackles and
to develop varsity techniques, guards, the former linebacker in-
He especially commends the troduces the defensive techniques
willingness of these football play- to the freshmen. At this new angle,
ers, but adds, "Most of them were Cecchini views coaching with a
great deal more sympathy. "I
never realized how hard it was
to teach a certain little technique.
The small ones especially have to
be emphasized until they become
m natural.
"Also I never realized how much
I didn't know. Every player thinks
he knows his spot perfectly if he
played it well until he tries to
coach."
More Frosh Games
In regard to the freshman team
at Michigan, Cecchini would like
to see them play more games, per-
haps three or four. Even the two
contests which have been added
to the schedule since he was a
freshman do not allow sufficient
time to judge each individual.
TOM CECCHINIHowever, Cecchini added, "Mich-
TOM CECHINIigan is doing something excellent
greats in high school and have an with its stress on freshman foot-
adjustment problem. It's difficult ball. The frosh training is impor-
for them because they have con- tant to developing as a whole
fidence in their old system and "A freshman coach is in a
unless you sell them on the new unique position," Cecchini explain-
techniques, they won't try as ed. "He has to take these highly
hard." touted high school students and
Coaching vs. Engineering a real art tohemdscipline.kids
Mader's ambitions in the future for you've got to be tough and take
are not so clear-cut as are Kines'. them from the high school atmos-
When asked if he like to stay in phere and make men out of
college coaching after he finishes them."
grad school in industrial engi- Cecchini will graduate in De-
neering, Mader commented, "I've cember, after working this year as
thought about that a lot. I would a student teacher. If he doesn't
enjoy it, but it would conflict with stay in coaching, he hopes to be-
six years of technical engineering come a guidance counselor.
education. I would also like to It's Rough Being Through
use the tools I've worked hard All three former players agreed
for." His dream job is to work that they missed participating
with the data processing system actively in the game, with its con-
used at Michigan and some of the tact and excitement., Kines said
pro teams. But, Mader admitted, he'd definitely rather play :than
that kind of job you have to fail coach, and Maderemphasized that
into. when you're through, throwing the
In a bit of philosophizing, the play around is not enough even
line coach advocated football as if you're coaching.
the best sport for a young man. Perhaps Cecchini put it most
"I know it's been said before, but picturesquely when he explained,
football is a game of life which "You miss it most on days of the
teaches you to survive in a com- game, when you can smell fall and
petitive atmosphere. When you're football in the airm"
injured, you've got to bounce But none of these, men have let
back, for injuries are a part of their love for and knoweldge of
the game. You learn a lot, espe- football die. If they cannot play
cially on the college level, because themselves, coaching is the next
you don't have so many problems best thing.

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ability was too limited to be a
professional player. I was too slow
for a guard, and too small for a
tackle." Though checking in at
6'1" and 240 pounds, Kines esti-
mated that a pro guard would
start at about 250 pounds.
The End as a Proj
Finally, when LA wanted to ship
him to the Continental League for
further training, Kines quit. He
realized that since he, wasn't in
school he could easily be drafted,
for the army was hardly as selec-
tive as the pros, and the former
captain wanted to get his degree
here before serving his time. In
December he will graduate in the
school of education, having ma-
jored in teaching social studies on
the high school level.
Kines' official duties include re-
viewing films of upcoming var-
sity opponents and picking the
specifics of the opposition's de-
fense. Then he demonstrates the
plays to the third through fifth
string varsity and prepares these
squads for their "Toilet Bowl"
scrimmages with the freshmen on
Mondays.
In the future, this former Wol-
verine hopes to continue coaching
on a college level. "I would prefer
staying on this level much more
than coaching in high school
which requires you to teach full
time as well as coach."

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