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'RIDAY, SEPTEMBER 33, ,1960

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

RIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1960 TIlE MICHIGAN DAILY

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SPORTS BEAT

byiTOM WITECKI

The Road Back to the Top
TIS OBVIOUS to anyone familiar with the Michigan football scene
that Wolverine gridiron fortunes are on the upswing. For approxi-
mately a year and a half, Coach Bump Elliott and his youthful staff
have been hard at work in an attempt to rebuild the Michigan foot-
ball empire. And in this relatively short period of time a great deal
has been accomplished.
Recruiting has been accelerated. Elliott himself has conducted
high school football clinics during the past year and other members
of his staff have been very active in this crucial field. Proof of
Elliott's success has come from Michigan State rival Duffy Daugherty,
who will readily admit that Michigan is getting more better players
than it used to.
Last fall however, none of this fresh inflow of grid talent was
available for Elliott's use, since freshmen are not available for varsity
competition. Thus, Elliott had to get, along with what he had, and
most experts will agree that he did a good, if not a remarkable job.
AITER A LAST-SECOND opening loss to Missouri and a humili-
ating 34-8 defeat at the hands of Michigan State, Elliott took
the bull by the horns and reorganized the talent-thin Wolverines into
three separate playing units. The rest is history.
The Wolverines knocked off Oregon State, 18-7; gave Northwest-
ern, which was ranked second in the nation at the time, a good
scare before succumbing 20-7; retained the Brown Jug with a 14-6
win over Minnesota; staged a tight defensive battle with the eventual
Conference champion, Wisconsin, before losing, 19-10; came from a
9-0 deficit to defeat favored Illinois, 20-15; suffered a painful relapse
in losing to Indiana, 26-7; and ended the season on a cheerful note
by whipping arch-rival Ohio State, 23-14.
TH!IS YEAR with what appears to be more talent on hand, the
Wolverines could very well continue on their upward trend.
They have what appears to be a good T formation quarterback
in sophomore Dave Glinka. Impressive in practice all fall, final judg-
ment upon the Toledo yearling will have to be withheld until he has
had his baptismal under fire.
The fact that the overall team speed is better than last year is
also encouraging. This could help the Wolverines offset the weight
disadvantage they will face id
most of their games this fall.
This speed is especially notice-
able at the right halfback slot w
where sophomore Dave Raimey is
making a strong bid for a start-
ing role. Not quite as fast as flashy
Bennie McRae, who will start at
the left'halfback slot, Raimey has
proved to be a tougher man to
bring to the turf than McRae.
Two other sophomore halfbacks
who have impressed and should
linprove the overall strength of .r
this position are Jack Strobel and
Jim Ward.
The fact that the Wolverines
are even stronger at end than
they were last fall is also encour-
aging. With seven lettermen re-
turning: Bob Johnson, John Hal-
stead, Scott Maentz, George Mans, D ELLIOTT
Jim Korowin, Jim Zubkus and
Keith Cowan, plus one promising .his second year
sophomore, Bill Freehan, Elliott has what is probably the finest col-
lection of flankers in the Big Ten.
Neither the center or fullback positions have been bolstered by
any outstanding sophomores, but there is no real worry here, for both
positions are manned by veterans of proven ability. Captain Gerry
Smith, Todd Grant and John Walker are the centers and Ken Tu-
reaud, bill Tunnicliff and Paul Raeder are the fullbacks.
ONLY two positions on the squad that are really "hurting"
are the tackle and guard slots. Again, Elliott is concerned about
the lack of size at these two key positions. It is especially important
on offense where adequate blocking is required to give the quarterback
adequate pass protection and to give the speedy halfbacks the extra
step they need to get in the open.
One thing encouraging about the Wolverine players manning
these two positions is that they have had a lot of experience, some-
thing a lot of opposing teams will be lacking at these positions. Start-
ing at the guards are Dick Syring and Paul Paulos, and at the tackles,
Jon Schopf and Tom .Jobson.
At present, Elliott calls the potential of his squad "unknown."
However, tomorrow's clash with a strong Oregon squad should give
both Elliott and Michigan fans a good idea as to just how much
further the Wolverines will progress on their road back to the top this
fall.
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GRID SELECTIONS
The reputation of the Big Ten was not hurt last year when,
on opening day, a powerful Northwestern team stunned the sports
world by mauling highly rated Oklahoma, 45-13. Many experts,
from Bud Wilkinson, the coach of the Sooners, on down, blamed
the shocker on a variety of things, from bad weather to food
poisoning. The Wildcats are determined to show it was no fluke.
Oklahoma is after revenge. Who do you think will win?
You have a chance to show how expert (or lucky) you are
if you enter the Grid Picks contest. Decide who you think will win
the grudge game of the week, as well as your choices for the
nineteen other games on this week's list. In addition, give the
score of the Michigan-Oregon game to break any possible ties, and
send your entry blank to Grid Picks, Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard
St., Ann Arbor or return them by hand to the main office of the
Daily on the second floor.
The prize for the person who gets the most correct answers, is
a pair of free tickets to the Michigan Theater, with "Carry On Nurse"
as its latest attraction. You still have time, but entries must be
in by midnight tonight to be eligible.
Here are this week's grid picks:

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ELROY FACE
... 65th appearance

THIS WEEK'S GAMES
(Consensus Picks in Caps)

Double Wi
Moves Bues
Nearer Flag
By The Associated Press
PITTSBURGH - Pinch hitter
Gene Baker's 11th inning, bases-
loaded single in the opener and
Don Hoak's bases-loaded double;
in the second game were the de-
cisive blows yesterday as the Pitts-I
burgh Pirates pushed nearer to the
National League pennant with a
3-2 and 6-1 doubleheader sweep
over the Chicago Cubs.
The double triumph, extending
the Pirates' winning streak to six
straight, widened their first place
margin to 7% games over the
second place St. Louis Cardinals
and eliminated the third place
Milwaukee Braves from flag con-
tention.
Elroy Face, in relief in the
opener, and Vinegar Bend Mizell,
with a six-hit performance in the
nightcap, were the winning pitch-:
ers.
Hoak was the batting and field-
ing standout in the doubleheader.
The volatile third baseman crack-
ed four hits, two in each game,
drove in three runs, scored three
and handled nine chances in the
field flawlessly. His stops of
smashes by Don Zimmer in the
opener and Ernie Banks and
Ernie Banks and rookie Dick Ber-
tell in the nightcap were specta-
cular.
It was the 10th victory for Face,
who took over in the 10th after
starter Vernon Law had retired
for a pinch hitter. The little relief
artist, making his 65th appearance
of the season, allowed a pair of
harmless singles in his two- inning
stint.

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Oregon at MICHIGAN (score)
Indiana at ILLINOIS
Oregon State at IOWA
UCLA at Purdue
Minnesota at NEBRASKA
MICHIGAN STATE at
Pittsburgh
Northwestern at OKLAHOMA
SMU at OHIO STATE
WISCONSIN at Stanford
MISSISSIPPI at Kentucky

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SPORTS STAFF SELECTIONS
TOM WITECKI (Sports Editor)-Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, UCLA,
Nebraska, MSU, Oklahoma, OSU, Wisconsin, Mississippi, USC, Georgia
Tech, Notre Dame, Texas, Auburn, Harvard, Baylor, Georgia, Kansas,
Duke.
HAL APPLEBAUM (Associate Sports Editor)--Michigan, Illinois,
Iowa, Purdue, Nebraska, MSU, Oklahoma, OSU, Wisconsin, Mississippi,
USC, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Maryland, Auburn, Harvard,
Baylor, Georgia, Kansas, Duke.
MIKE GILLMAN (Associate Sports Editor)- Michigan, Illinois,
Iowa, Purdue, Nebraska, MSU, Northwestern, OSU, Wisconsin, Mis-
sissippi, USC, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Texas, Tennessee, Harvard,
Kansas, Colorado, Georgia, Duke.
DAVE ANDREWS-Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, UCLA, Nebraska,
MSU, Northwestern, OSU, Stanford, Mississippi, USC, Georgia Tech,
Notre Dame, Texas, Auburn, Harvard, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas,
Duke.
GARY GUSSIN-Oregon, Illinois, Iowa, Purdue, Minnesota,, MSU,
Northwestern, OSU, Stanford, Mississippi, USC, Rice, Notre Dame,
Texas, Auburn, Harvard, Baylor, Georgia, Kansas, Duke.
BRIAN MACCLOWRY-Oregon, Illinois, Iowa, UCLA, Nebraska,
Pittsburgh, Oklahoma, OSU, Wisconsin, Mississippi, USC, Georgia
Tech, Notre Dame, Texas, Auburn, Harvard, Baylor, Georgia, Kensas,
S. Carolina.
CLIFF MARKS-Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Purdue, ,Minnesota,
MSU, Oklahoma, OSU, Stanford, Mississippi, TCU, Rice, Notre Dame,
Texas, Tennessee, Harvard, Colorado,. Vanderbilt, Kansas, Duke.
BOB ROMANOFF - Michigan, Illinois, Oregon State, UCLA,
Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Northwestern, OSU, Wisconsin, Mississippi,
USC, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Texas, Auburn, Harvard, Colorado,
Georgia, Kansas, Duke.
FRED STEINHARDT-Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, UCLA, Min-
nesota, Pittsburgh, Oklahoma, OSU, Stanford, Mississippi, TCU,
Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Texas, Auburn, Harvard, Baylor, Georgia,
Kansas, South Carolina.

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