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5ot,.,rc'ciy, May 10, 1969

Poge Six THE MICHIGAN DAILY Saturday, May 10, 1969

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PHILADELPHIA (P-The Phi- job will be
ladelphia Eagles yesterday gave sistants, s
Jerry Williams a three-year-con- aides went
tract as head coach of the Na- Williams
tional Football League team. After a co
The 45-year-old Williams re- Washingto
signed Wednesday as coach of by the Los.
Calgary in the Canadian Football played wit
League. He succeeds Joe Kuharich as a defe
as field boss of the Eagles. Kuha- turning a
rich was fired last week as gen- yards agai
eral manager and coach at Phila- In ann
delphia. pointment
Williams appointment was an- yesterday,
nounced by Pete Retzlaff, him- young foo
self named general manager of capable of
the Eagles by new owner Leonard I to respecta
Tose on Tuesday. Williams first Eagles we
Rozell> hnda


to gather a staff of as-
ince all of Kuharich's
t with him.
s is not new to the NFL.
allege football career at
on State, he was drafted
Angeles Rams. Williams
th the Rams four years
ensive safety, once re-
missed field goal 99-
nst Green Bay.
ouncing Williams' 'ap-
at a news conference
Retzlaff described the
tball coach as the man
f guiding the club back
ability on the field. The
re 2-12 last season and

ontract as
28-41 in five years under Kuha
rich. They have had a losing rec-
ord in four of the last five yeats.
The Rams traded Williams to
the Eagles in May 1953. Phila-
delphia made him an offensive
back and he led the team in total
offense his first season with
1,151-yards. Recognized as a
coaching talent, he was designated
a player-coach in 1954, winding
up his pro playing career that
Williams left pro football in 1955
to become head coach at Montana
State University where he remain-
ed three years. In 1958, he return-
ed asan assistant coach with the
Eagles and stayed until the team
was sold, to Jerry Woiman in 1963,
and Kuharich camne in as coach
and general manager.
Williams went to Calgary as an
assistant, and in 1964 was named
head coach of the Stampeders. He
became recognized as one of the
'inventive minds in Canadian foot-
ball. In 1967 he was named Cana-
dian League Coach-of-the-Year.
Retzlaff had his mind set on
Williams from the time he came
into the picture as Eagles' gen-
eral manager. His first efforts to
talk with Williams were turned
down by Calgary's board of direc-
Williams, however, resigned the
Calgary job on which he had four
years to go, to negotiate with the
Eagles. He had a clause in his
contract which terminated the
pact merely by sending it back to
the club registered.


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NEW YORK (JP)-Commissioner
Pete Rozelle has moved to within
1 24 hours of running with the re-
alignment ball himself and per-
sonally selecting the three Nation-
al Football League teams that
have to switch to the American
Football League.
Rozelle made that revelation
himself at the end of an 11-hour
day of talks with both NFL and
AFL club owners Thursday in yet
another session of the marathon
pro football meetings that now
have lasted almost two months
and been held on both coasts of
the United States.
Admitting that "I don't have
a firm commitment from any
club" to move, Rozelle said he felt
a solution had to be reached by
Saturday at the latest and if the
NFL owners could not select the
three teams "I am prepared to
pick them."
The only hard fact that has
evolved in the almost two months
of talks is that realignment al-
most certainly will be accomplish-
ed by shifting three teams from
the 16-team NFL into the 10-
team AFL to form two conferences
ill of 13 teams each.
The teams most prominently

r mentioned in speculation have
been Baltimore, Atlanta, New Or-
leans, Philadelphia, Minnesota
and St. Louis, but Rozelle said on-
- ly three teams actually will not
- be considered for a move-New
t York, San Francisco and Los An-
The suggestion for Rozelle step-
ping in and tapping three teams
r to join the AFL for the 1970 sea-
son arose in an NFL caucus and
t the commissioner said he was
ready to tackle the ticklish prob-
lem plaguing the owners.
s Asked if he had the powed to
f step in, Rozelle replied:
"They (the owners) may give it
to me or I may insist upon having
it. In that case I think I can
get it."
Yesterday's tennis match that
was rained qut between the Wol-
verines and Indiana is resched-
uled for 9:00 a.m. this morning,
weather permitting. The Wol-
verines will then face Ohio State
at 2:00 p.m. If the weather is
bad the Ohio State match will
be played indoors.
* * *
The Advisory Board on In-
tramurals and Club Sports will
hold a meeting next Monday,
May 12 at 2:00 P.M. in the
Student Government Council
chambers on the third floor of
the SAB. The Board will draw
vup recommendations to the
Board of Regents concerning
the proposed intramural build-
ings. i


- As oclated Press
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NEW YORK (;) - Goalie Glenn possible 180 points. Hull had 175,
Hall of the St. Louis Blues today Esposito and Howe 174 each and
became the first player in the Na- Horton 123.
tional Hockey League's expansion- Three Montreal players, center
ist West Division to be named to Jean Beliveau, right wing Yvan
the league's annual All-Star team. Courneyer and defenseman Ted
Hall was nammed to the NHL's Harris, were picked for the second
first All-Star team for a record team along w i t h Giacomin, de-
seventh time in balloting by three fenseman T e d Green of Boston
members of the National Hockey and left wing Frank Mahovlich of
League Writers Association in Detroit.
each of the 12 league cities. Selection to the first team car-
The veteran -goalie, who shared ries with it a $2,000 bonus from
the Vezina Trophy for fewest goals the league while second-team
allowed with teammates Jacques: members receive $1,000 each
Plante, polled 115 points. 13 more| Orr, Horton, Howe and Hull are
than Ed Giacomin of New York, all repeaters from last year's first
in the closest race in the voting team. Howe was a first-team se-
Joining Hall on the first team lection for a record 11th time and
were center Phil Esposito and de- has been, picked for the first or
fenseman Bobby Orr of Boston, second team in 20 of his 23 NHL
left wing Bobby Hull of Chicago, seasons. Hull made the first team
right wing Gordie Howe of De- for the sixth straight year and the
troit and defenseman Tim Horton eighth time in his career.
of Toronto. Howe, who just passed his 41st
Orr caine closest to being a un- birthday, teamed with Frank Ma-
animous choice, getting 176 of a hovlich and Alex Delcecchio to set

a National Hockey League record
for the most points scored by one
ine. Howe. presently the oldest
player in the league, plans to play
at least ainother two seasons.
orton. a member of the Toron-
to M a p 1 e Leafs since 1951 an-
nounced his plans to quit when
Punch imlach was fired at t h e
cloce of the season.
m justtoo busy with my
doughnut business," said the 39-
year old Horton, who received 173
points in the balloting.
T i e All-Star forward line of
Esposito. Hull and Howe all soar-
ed past te previously unreached
100-point scoring mark during the
19G8 6 season. Espositp scored
126 points, Hull 107 including a
record 58 goals, and Howe 103.
Orr set a record for defensemen
with 21 goals and 64 points. He
had previously won the Norris
Trophy as the NHL's outstanding
defenseman while Esposito had
captured the Hart Trophy as Most
Valuable Player.

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