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LINOIS OF '64?
Michigan To Rate High
Predict SnOrts Seers
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"This could be Michigan's year.".
Football experts across the.
country are beginning to make
their predictions for the 1964
season with some coaches voicing
their opinions, too. Notre Dame
football coach Ara Parseghian re-
cently hailed the Michigan team
as the "Illinois of 1964," referring
to Illinois' spectacular Big Ten
and Rose Bowl'championships last
season.
yBump Elliott
In Six h Year
As Head" Man
By SCOTT BLECH
In 1947, Michigan was uhde-
feated and untied as it captured
the Big Ten and Rose Bowl cham-
pionships. At right halfback was
the Big Ten's most valuable play-
er, a hard-driving 160 pound run-
ner.
Chalmers (Bump) Elliott was
the valuable halfback of the cham-
pionship Wolverines. Athletic Di-
rector Fritz Crisler hailed Elliott
as the greatest halfback that he
ever coached or saw.
Bump Elliott is now in his sixth
season as head football coach at
his alma mater. His teams have
compiled a 20-23-2 record for all
games and 12-20-2 in the Big Ten.
The best record for Michigan un-
der Elliott's coaching was the 6-3
mark of the 1961 squad.
Coached at Iowa
The 39-year old Michigan coach
previously coached at Oregon
State and Iowa before becoming
Michigan backfield coach in 1957.
At Iowa, Elliott coached under
Forest Evashevski who was a Wol-
verine captain in 1940. The former
Michigan stars led Iowa to Big
Ten and Rose Bowl titles before
Elliott returned to Ann Arbor.
Elliott coached Wolverine backs
for two seasons and became head
coach in 1959 when Bennie Oos-
terbaan retired from coaching.
In his days as a player, Elliott
came to Michigan after serving for
the Marine Corps in World War
II. In his first season, the power-
ful halfback scampered for four
touchdowns and averaged 5.1
yards per carry for the season.
Showing great pass catching
ability and reverses as a rusher,
Bump Elliott led the Big Ten in
scoring in 1947 with 54 points.
The agile right halfback led Mich-
igan's national championship team
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' Parseghian pointed out that the
Wolverines have hunger, talent,
and coaching typical of the West-
ern Conference.
'M' Ranked Third
Look Magazine went a step fur-
ther and eliminated all doubt by
ranking Michigan the number
three team in the country behind
Oklahoma and Mississippi.
According to Look Sports Edi-
tor, Tim Cohane, Bump Elliott's
scrappy eleven is expected to win
nine of its ten season contests,
losing only to Ohio State. The
Wolverines will defeat Washing-
ton in the Rose Bowl after tieing
Illinois for the Big Ten crown.
Look goes on to predict that Bump
Elliott will record his fifth con-
secutive victory over brother Pete's
Illini.
Running the Pack
Cohane describes the Wolverines
as a "hungry and snappish" squad
with Bob Timberlake, "the quar-
terback to run the pack." Timber-
lake, end JohnHenderson, and
tackle= Bill Yearby are picked as
stars of Midwestern play with
Yearby also being named to the
Lookb22-ManbAll-American team.
Other magazines have been less
optimistic in analyzing' Michigan.
The Wolverines were ranked third
in the, -Big Ten by Street and
Smith's yearbook and Football
Roundup.
Street and Smith's Paul Hor-
nung states that "if the tackles
and guards produce up to Big Ten
standards, Elliott's wing-T may
be off winging, because it appears
to have about everything else.
Michigan did finish the 1963
season with a 3-4-2 'record and a
fifth place finish in the Big Ten.
The various football prophets ex-
pect the 22 returning lettermen
and newcomers to start paying
dividends to Elliott.

Seventy-Four Years of Editorial Freedom

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VOL. LXXV, No. 2

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 1964

Optimism Rules Myichigan Grid Ho1

By TOM ROWLAND
Associate sports Editor
Third in the nation? Beat Wash-
ington in the Rose Bowl? .
Michigan head football. coach
Bump Elliott looked out over his
bumper crop of 1964 grid hope-
fuls on the opening day of fall
drills last Monday and commented
with a smile, "It's unusual."
Unusual it is. Two years ago
Wolverine football fans watched
their warriors, slide to the Big;
Ten cellar with a 1-6 conference
mark. Last year was a 2-3.-2 ef-
fort. Michigan hasn't won a Big
Ten football title in 14 years. The
Wolverines haven't been repre-
sented on an all-America team in
eight years.
And Yet
And yet. Look magazine and a'
host of other pre-season pickers
are giving Ellijtt's "hungry, snap-
pish" Wolverines a good shot at
the top of the heap come Novem-
ber. Among the 90 aspirants that
Elliott has on hand this fall are
a proven bevy of ends, a "healthy"
situation at quar erback-as well
as center, more speed than Mich-
igan has seen since McRae and{
Raimey in the backfield, and'
plenty of punch at fullback. j
Big problem to plague 1964 hopes
will be in the line, where Elliott

week. "We'll start out going both
ways and see how our talent de-
velops." Now 22 glue-shirted first-
stringers mark the two-a-day,
drills that began last Monday, a'
week before the rest of the Big
Ten due to Michigan's early,
classes..
Elliott has 22 lettermen from
last year, plus three others who
gained monograms in the 1962
cellar season plus a strong crew
up from the frosh ranks to fill in
the gaps and supply needed depth.
One of the brightest newcomersI
to keep an eye on will be a speed-
ster halfback wish Dave Raimey's
old number 19 on his back and
the same mobility in the open
field. He's Carl Ward, 5-9, 185-lb.
right half who was all-city, all-
state, and all=American in high
school ball.
Elsewhere the Wolverines are
happily supplied with virtually the
same backfield as a year ago. Dick
Rindfuss. Jack Clancy, John Row-
ser.. Dick Wells-they'll all back
at halves, along with soph poten-
tials Jim Detwiler, Louis Lee, and
Mike Bass.
Power Here
Fullback is stocked, too. Last
year's leading ground-gainer Mel
Anthony leads the corps-he ram-

-Daily-Jim Lines
WOLVERINE GIRDDERS execute drills in a practice session earlier this week. Coach Bump Elliott's
team has been working out twice a day prior to next week's classes. The players include: RE John
Henderson, RT Bill Yearby, RG John Marcum, C Brian Patchen, LG Bill Keating, LT Chuck Kines,
LE Jim Conley, QB Bob Timberlake, RH Dick Rindfuss, LH John Rowser, and FB Mel Anthony.

year, pushed by some strong soph
talent in Dick Vidmer and Rick
Volk. Add seasoned quarter Frosty
Evashevski-and that .makes for
strength at quarterback whichever
way you look at it.
"Timberlake's doing a good ,ob,"
says Elliott, "but he's. going to
have to stay that way if he's go-
ing to keep the spot." Timberlake
came on strong at the end of last
season , after a shoulder injury
slowed the start of his junior year.
Vidmer was all-state, all Western
Pennsylvania, and scholastic all-
American at Hempfield High in
Greensburg, Pa.
Open Up
"We intend to open up and throw
the ball this year," comments El-
liott, "but to just what extent is
hard to say. With all our ends
back it may be a strong advantage
through the air."
Seven lettermen are back at the
flanker spot-offensive standouts
like Craig Kirby and John Hen-
derson, who paced the Michigan
scoring last season with 32 poins,
and all-around performers like
veterans Bill Laskey and captain
Jim Conley. All this along with
Steve Smith, Jeff Hoyne, Ben
Farabee-and sophs Clayt Wilhite,
punter Stan Kemp, and Carl
Cmejrek.
Tom Ceechini was named Big
Ten lineman of the week last
year in the game previous to the
one that sent him out for the
season with a knee injury. He's
back and healthy at center this
fall, but he's going to have to take
the position away from his 1963
replacement, Brian Patchen. Frank
Nunley, a 6-2, 225-lb. soph, will
bolster the position.
In the question mark line, El-
liott has big Bill Yearby (6-3, 222)
at one tackle, with improved Tom
Mack right behind him. On. the
left side non letterman Chuck
Kines may get first call, but there's
a scramble for the spot with
names like Charlie Ruzicka, Jerry
Mader, and Arnie Simkus in line.
Rich Hahn, a 6-0, 205=1b. senior,
and John Marcum. who weighs
and stands the same, will give
strength to the right guard spgt
with soph Bob Mielke behind.
Bill Keating, 230-lb. brother of
bzaduated tackle Tom, has first
call right now. on the left 'guard
post. Keating, a sophomore, didn't
see any action last year but look-
ed strong in spring drills.

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''M' MEETS AIR FARCE FIRST:
Wolverines To Face ough pponents
By BUD WILKINSON are injured or. if the untested the Big Ten in passing and total
n1aver rko nnt develon. Navy will offense last year, has graduated ;

Bump Elliott and his boys will.
face a tough schedule of oppon-
ents this season including seven
Big Ten teams plus two service
academy squads.
The season opener will be at
Ann Arbor where the Wolverines
will face the Falcons of, the Air
Force Academy. The Air Force,
coming to town with a 7-3 record
from last season, should be strong-
er on defense but weaker offen-
sively. The defensive line is big-
ger, stronger, and mote experi-
enced.
However, the Falcons' offense
last year consisted almost entirely
of Quarterback Terry Isaacson,
who set 15 school records. There
is no adequate replacement for
Isaacson which means that the
Falcons' offense will change from
roll outs and options to power
running by the halfbacks.
The overall look for the offense
is big halfbacks with fair speed,
inexperience at quarterback, lack
of line experience except at ends
where the flankers are fast and
tough.
Roger and Friends
The next team to visit Ann Ar-
bor will be Navy, one of the tough-
est squads the Wolverines will face.
Roger Staubach, an old friend of
Michigan fans, will be returning
after winning an All-America
berth on every major team, the
Heisman and Maxwell 'trophies,
and setting several Navy records.
Also returning will be Pat Don-
nelly, one of the best fullbacks
ever to play for Navy, and half-
back. Ed Orr.
Besides these three, however.
only ten lettermen will return,
leaving Navy with a depth prob-
lem. Only one letterman end will
be returning and if key personnel

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be weaker than last year's squad
which defeated Michigan 26-13.
The following week the "M" men
will invade the campus of their
arch rival, Michigan State. The
Spartan team seems to be weaker
than that of last year"which tied
for second in the conference. The
four top rushers of- last year'sI
team have graduated and the line
will be much lighter. The Spar-
tan's greatest problem should be
a lack of offensive speed. Their{
strength may be at quarterback
where four lettermen return.
Purdue Lacks QB

leaving no one with more than
five minutes experience at quar-
terback.
The situation is similar at full-
back because of the graduation of
the three top fullbacks. At the re-
mnaining positions the Boilermak-
ers have 23- returning lettermen
and have adequate depth and ex-
perience.
In the Homecoming game, Min-
nesota invades Michigan Stadium
to try to retain possession of the,
famed Brown Jug. The Gophers
have lost their two outstanding
tackles, Carl Eller and Milt Sunde

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must plug up the vacancies left
by last year's bulwarks Tom Keat-
ing and Joe O'Donnell. But even
here the head coach is not pes-
simisuic: "It will be a hard prob-
lem to solve," he admits,. "but
we've got some non-letterwinners
who are going to give us a lot of
help in bolstering up the line. Bill
Keating, Tom Mack, Chuck Kines
--they're showing a lot of im-
provement."
New offensive line coach Tony,
Mason echoes the same. "Attitude
is going to have a lot to do with
it. We've got a challenge-and
we'll have a good line."
Two Platoon
It's the year of the two-platoon'
in college football, a return al-
most to the free substitution thatj
was ruled out in 1953. The general
rule changes have brought it back,'
and this year unlimited substitu-
tion is allowed when the clock is
stopped-and even two can enter
the game when'time is running.
"We're planning on having of-
fensive and defensive units as
much as possible," Elliott said this

bled for 394 yards at almost four
yards a carry in 1963. He's backed
up by defensively-tough Barry
Dehlin and soph Dave Fisher.
The "healthy"'situation at quar-
terback sees veteran helmsman
Bob Timberlake back for a third

On October 17, the Wolverines with no one in sight to replace!
will come back to Ann Arbor to them.
face the Boilermakers of Purdue. Minnesota's big problem stems
who defeated them last year, 23- from the fact that the squad has
12. Purdue's worst problem is find- suffered heavy losses in person- . BUTKU
ing a starting quarterback and nel for the past two seasons withDIKBTU
fullback. Ron DiGravio, who led only mediocre freshman squads tc
plug the gaps in talent. Accord- Washington in the Rose Bowl, and
ing to Coach Murray Warmath, may be even stronger this season.
"We have nothing but problems at r
all positions." Returning are fullback Jim Gra
Myers Returns bowski, leading ground gainer an'
Northwestern comes to meel Rose Bowl "Player of the Game":
Michigan the next weekend led halfback Sam Price, the second
by quarterback Tom Myers who leading rusher; quarterback Fred
b a roenbadc t Tm ysng who- Custardo, and All-American Dick
broken 12 Wildcat passing rec- Butkus, one of Illinois' all-time
ords. According to Coach Aley greats at linebacker.
Agase, Myers will be running moreg
this yeair to help develop a re- Snook Plus Defense
spectable ground offense to com"-"
pleen th pssig ttak.The "M" ridders next travel tci
element the passing attack. -play the Hawkeyes of Iowa. The
The Wildcat's greatest strength Hawkeyes will be depending on
will be down the middle with ex- Ithe passing of Gary Snook and a
perience at left half, quarterback strong defense. Iowa lost its top
fullback, and center. Problems will
:.:..:.:rushers, receivers, and -linebackers
occur in the line where five start-
ers graduated.
er fist Saturday in Novem- ost positions. Although the top
bertheWoleries illtak onreceivers have graduated there are
{e, the Wolverines will take on eturning lettermen and sopho-
Illinois, guided by Bump's brother more standouts to snare Snook
Pete. The Illini of last season were passe
second-ranked in the nation, Big
TOM MYERS Ten champs, and victors over Th Wolerines wind u y
____ son at Ohio State. The Buckeyes
should Lave a very strong defense
)OTBALL SCHEDULE but the offense may be weak.
There is plenty of experienced
AIR FORCE HOME depth and talent on the line but
NAVY HOME the offense which scored only 12
MICHIGAN STATE AWAY touchdowns last season needs def-
PURDUE HOME inite improvement.
MINNESOTA HOME The Buckeyes major problems
NORTHWESTERN - HOME are realigning backfield personneo
ILLINOIS HOME to get maximum punch and find-
IOWA AWAY ing a field goal and extra point
OHIO STATE AWAY kicker.

CARL WARD

MICHIGAN'S TENTATIVE DEPTH CHART

(Based on pre-practice

estimates)

BUMP ELLIOTT
and won the Chicago Tribune's
silver football award for being
the Big Ten's most valuable play-
er.
Lettered in Baseball
Besides earning two letters for
his gridiron prowess, Elliott won
a pair in baseball and a letter at
Purdue where he played during
his Marine Corps training. He and
his brother Pete, head coach at
Illinois, garnered 16 Michigan
letters between them. Pete is the
only Wolverine in modern sports
history to win 12 letters,
Bump, however, has defeated his
brother in four straight football
games as head coach.

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LE
Jim Conley
Steve Smith
Ben Farabee
Carl Cmejrek

LT LG
Charles Kines Bill Keating
Charles Ruzicka Dave Butler
John Yanz Steve Yatchak
Tom Haverstock

C
Brian Patchen
Tom Cecchini
Frank Nunley
Bill Muir

RG
Rich Hahn
John Marcum
Bob Mielke
Nick Frontezak

RT
Bill Yearby
Tom Mack
Jerry Mader
Arnie Simkus

Bob Timberlake
Frosty Evashevski
Dick Vidmer
Rick Voik

LH
Jack Clancy
John Rowser
Jim Detwiler
Louis Lee

FB
Mel Anthony
Barry Dehlin
Dave Fisher.

RH
Dick Rindfuss
Carl Ward
Dick Wells
Rick Sygar
Mike Bass

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Football Ticket Pickup
Commences at I-M Building
iAs was the case in 1963, stu- I termined by the number of semen-

1964 F(
SEPTEMBER 26
OCTOBER 3
OCTOBER 10
OCTOBER 17
OCTOBER 24
OCTOBER 31
NOVEMBER 7
NOVEMBER 14
NOVEMBER 21

RE
Bill Laskey
John Henderson
Craig Kirby
Jeff Hoyne

dents desiring.football tickets this
fall will be required to purchase
the twelve-dollar Student Athletic
Coupons.
This fall's coupons, however, will
be used only for football games
and will guarantee no priority for
basketball games.
The priority system for football
games will remain the same, with
the four classifications to be de-

I Ste for Cage Arena Awaits Building Start

ters in attendance at the Univer-
sity. The top or fourth priority
classification, with tickets begin-
ning at the 50-yard line, will be
limited to students with six or
more semesters; the third: four to
five and one-half semesters; the
second: two to three and one-half,
semesters; and the first: one and'
one-half semesters and below.
Summer school will count one-half
semester.
Tickets will be distributed ac-
cording to the above classification,
and students arriving late will be
forced to take tickets in the clas-
sification of the pick-up day. The
dates for distribution are as fol-
lows:
Group Four - Monday, August
31.
Group Three-Tuesday, Septem-
ber 1.
Group Two-Wednesday, Sep-
tember 2.
Group One-Thursday, Septem-
ber 3.
The IM Sports Building will re-
main open on the above dates
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After
September 3, tickets will be dis-
tributed at the Ticket Office, Hoo-
ver and South State, through}
noon, September 12.
A 7n-in ran.. fns . -tt ,,.i

McClendon
Sees Effect
Of Sub Rule
FORT WORTH, Tex. (P) -
Louisiana- State football Coach
Charles McClendon sees the new
substitution rule as a boost for
.the offense, proving better and
more exciting action this fall.
He thinks there will be more
specialization and says the rule,
which allows platooning when time
is out, also will speed up the game
by eliminating the time-consum-
ing check of substitutions.
Whereas the players last season
were allowed to substitute at cer-
tami times and thus had to be
checked, now they will be able to
go in as many times as desired
and there will be no need to keep
a record.
H'e told newsmen that he plans
to continue his three-team system
but that his starting unit will be
two-way players.
McClendon said a coach still
has to teach his players both of-
fense and defense because the new
substitution rules do not permit
platooning at all times as it did
when it was discontinued 12 years
ago. Thera teams could be pla-
tooned when the ball changed

By CHUCK VETZNER
Welcome to Michigan's new 14,000-seat field house.
Right now it's a vast rolling field of verdant growvth just south-
east of Michigan stadium-the same stage of conscruction that
students left it in last spring. Why? We tried to find out.
First, a call to an assistant to the Vice-President in charge of
Business and Finance. Finally getting him on the third try: "Sorry,
I don't know anything about it. Why don't you call Mr. B-. He,
knows all about it."
So again we dialed-it took two tries on the new Centrex: "Are
you referring to the University Events Building?" he quieried smugly.]
Embarrassed, we admitted that indeed we were and apologized for

"I don't know," he answered.
"Who does know;" we insisted.
Architects Still Planning
"Well, you see, the architects are still taking price estimates
and doing the preliminary planning."
We weren't quite sure what that meant, but we didn't want to
sound duml again. "Thank you, Mr. B."
With time to think we decided that no one knew when the
arena would be started and that if the building was to be ready for
graduation it would have to be started in March of this year. Some
one who knows about such things also pointed out that if Ann Arbor
has a normal winter there will still be plenty of snow and ice on
the ground in March, making it difficult to excavate.

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