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Seventy-Two Years of Editorial Freedom




" a. aa , } i . N
The Inside Corner Elliott
No News 'M' To Work
AS HAPPENS every so often each fall, a freshman - looking bright- Three Units
eyed and bushy-tailed as all freshmen do before classes start -
bounded into The Daily building the other day and announced he'd
like to join the staff. A noble intention. by PETE DILORENZI
Being male with a good crop of hair on his head the assumption No, Paul Dietzel has not moved
was that he might make a decent sportswriter. Disappointingly, he to Michigan, but Wolverine fans
had no interest in writing sports - watching was his forte - and watching the games in Michigan
joined the edit staff. Not so noble an intention. Stadium this fall may have good
Where else but on the sports staff could you find such a collection reason for thinking so.
of garbage as that to follow. Press guides can be fun. -For although the redoutable
Army mentor is not going to be
Up at Minnesota, where they have had Rose Bowl teams two employed by the Michigan Athletic
years in a row, Coach Murray Warmath is bellyaching about his Department, head coach Bump
Elliott and his coaching staff are
"I can think of no other team in the nation that has a sched- vusing the threeplaonsideration
ule as demanding as ours," he says. I wonder if he's looked at which Dietzel inaugurated at LSU
Michigan's. The two teams meet Michigan State, Iowa, Illinois, and is continuing at West Point.
Purdue and Wisconsin as common foes in addition to their own Three Years Ago,
clash here Oct. 27. That takes care of six games. So far all even. Three years ago, in Elliott's first
In the other three the Wolverines meet Nebraska, Army and Ohio year as head coach, the Wolverines
State. Minnesota has Missouri, Navy and Northwestern. The rock in dhichuse a seciachdesive uni t
the woodpile, however, is that Michigan gets State, Purdue, Iowa and Raiders." They gradually became
Ohio on foreign soil. The Gophers travel only to Ann Arbor, to East known around the conference for.
Lansing and to Madison. What say, Bump? their tenacious and inspired de-
fensive play. What made the unit's
Killer a Blessing???? feats all the more remarkable was
Kilra Bes? *that it was made up mostly of
ODDLY ENOUGH, the killing road assignment for the Wolverines sophomores who had been unable
may be a blessing under wraps. In the past eight years, for exam- to crack the starting unit.
ple, Michigan State (ouch) has whipped Michigan five times while Elliott junked the Raiders for
the next two years mainly because
playing one tie. he had an all-the-way backfield
At Spartan Stadium, however, the green ones are only 1-1-1 in Bennie McRae, Dave Raimey,
against the Blue. And believe it or not, Michigan has outscored MSU, Bill Tunnicliff, Ken Tureaud, and
62-43. In Ann Arbor the Spartans have won four while dropping a Dave Glinka.
14-7 decision on a couple of breaks in 1955. They've outpointed the Elliott has not yet begun actual
Wolverines a whopping 113-28. practice with thethree platoons.
"It's too early to begin practicing
Much the same seems to be true with Ohio State and Minnesota, in platoons yet, but we hope to
Michigan's other two "big" ones each fall. get into it by the beginning of the
At home against the Buckeyes since 1954 the Wolverines are week," he explained.
1-3. In Ohio Stadium the record is the same, but the difference Use LSU System -
has been in the touchdowns. At home the Wolverines have been 'We plan to use the LSU platoon
clobbered (57-112) in total points. At Ohio the deficit is only system with a two-way team of
eight (40-48). the regulars, a team of offensive
specialists and a Raiders defensive
There's a similar story with Minnesota. The Gophers have split unit," he added.
the last four here while in Minneapolis only Bennie McRae's last "We haven't yet decided on
minute fumble in last fall's contest salvaged the first Gopher win names for the other two units," he
over Michigan in eight years at home. commented.
Like one MSU lineman put it: Elliott feels that the switch to
"You don't have to get up for Michigan in Ann Arbor," he said. the three-platoon system will
"All you have to do is run through the tunnel into that place and make the team stronger as the
see 100,000 people looking at you and you're up." season progresses. "Of course, wey
cant expect to play at our peak
Maybe he's got a point. at the beginning of the season, nr
but we feel that as the seasona
Need Programs.progresses, we will have improve- e
ment from al three teams," he e
ODDS AND ENDS. If you thought it was hard to follow the players disclosed.
last year when Coach Bump Elliott ran over 50 men onto the field "Our big need this year is man- w
against UCLA and Army, wait till the Army game this fall. power, and we think that by using t
If all goes as planned, Elliott will field his version of Paul Diet- all three units, we will help take
zel's three-platoon system which Dietzel developed at Louisiana State. the many new men we will have s
And guess who's now developing that same system at Army. to use a chance to work together
Anybody for a program - or maybe a Michigan Daily Football and improve as a team.". H
Special, which go on sale at the Stadium on football Saturdays. The Wolverine mentor is not yet H
When Northwestern meets Notre Dame at home on Oct. 27 (home- certain about who will be his b
coming day, by the way), the Wildcats will be after their fourth starting quarterback. Last year,T
straight win over the Irish. If they make it they'll be the only team he stated flatly before the season f
in history ever to win four in a row from the South Benders, opened that Glinka would be the P
Remember the big fuss made last fall when George Saimes (ala yumeroeasithatlikallwillbuavehis
MSU) blossomed into a great fullback after wearing five pound lead- eo n th sts hatingo rom Bo
weighted spats around all summer. This summer he did himself one Chandler, Frosty Evashevski, and p
better, adding a 25 pound weighted vest to the spats. Nuff said. Bob Timberlake. Whoever does t
emerge on tope of the pack will f
be operating with the two-way fr
Tackle O'Donnell Leads mS
Three-Man PuntigCrew Cu inNL ti
of 37.3 yards. Maentz, however, M
Punting is the one thing in foot- has graduated, so the search hasM c as
ball you don't want to have to begun to find a worthy successor. lhS
excel in. Take Thr dSm
Nevertheless, there isn't a coach ree an See When the National Football
in the business who doesn't em- Punting tutor Jack Nelson has League pared its rosters down to
phasize its value. And if last year's tentatively nominated three can- the regular-season maximum of 36 M
statistics are any indication, didates to fill the post. "It's still players this week, three rookies T

Michigan mentor Bump Elliott too early in practice to tell," says from Michigan State got the ax, (
has been doing more than his Nelson, "but right now I'd say that while last year's Michigan gradu- of
share of emphasizing. Joe O'Donnell, Dick Rindfuss and ates escaped unscathed. n s
In 1961, Wolverine booters mas- Tom Prichard are the best punters However, one qualification is in
saged the ball 45 times for a 35.3- the squad. order. All but one Wolverine made
yd. average, tops in the Big Ten. "We'll continue to watch all of the decision not to play profes- s
Scott Maentz was the punter most them closely for the next couple sional football before the cutoff ve
frequently called into action, and of weeks, and if one appears to be date. Bennie McRae is getting an et
he responded with a fine average head-and-shoulders above the extensive trial with the Chicago
rest, we'll go along with him dur- Bears, coached by George Halas. la
ing the season. It's more likely, Halas is using his number-two fo
n1y Cru mbs however, that they'll be fairly draft choice as a defensive half- w
evenly matched, and that all of back. The former Big Ten hurdle h
them will see action on fourth star is being alternated in the
Join Our Staff downs." Bears' defensive secondary with fr
O'Donnell is a 6'2", 218-lb. sen- veteran J. C. Caroline, former Illi- wh
ior tackle who has been plagued nois gridder. N
If you are intelligent, hand- with a broken right arm twice in Bill Tunnicliff, also drafted by W
some, witty and are the life of the the past year, once in the UCLA the Beai's to spell out fullback Rick
party, do not join The Michigan game last fall and again in 1962 Casares, retired from the squad!
Daily sports staff-we're sensitive, spring practice. However, he's in- during pre-season training. Other or
Also, do not join The Michigan tact at the present time, and has Wolverines drafted by the pros who on
Daily sports staff if you think that looked good in this fall's scrim- decided against playing were cen- th
Michigan's three platoons should mages. ter Todd Grant with the Detroit ha
be called the Spartans, Hawkeyes Good Runner, Too Lions, tackle Jon Schopf with the h
and Buckeyes. The last thing we Rindfuss, a newcomer, is a 6'1", championship Green Bay Packers, tio
aeed is another wise-guy. 188-lb. halfback in his sophomore and ex-captain and end George ar
But all seriousness aside, the year. In addition to his kicking Mans with the New York Titans of wi
UJniversity eventually graduates or ability, he's shown Elliott a talent the AFL. sc
flunks us, so the sports staff needs for speedy end-runs and fancy Those Michigan State rookies ro
new recruits each year. We keep broken-field running. that didn't. make the grade were we
nsisting on scholarships, tenders, The man- with the most game back Bob Suci, cut by the Phila- C
etters of intent, et al, each year, experience in punting is Prich- delphia Eagles; back Gary Ball- a.s




Ward, Laskey
Backfield Stil
After switching two of his half-
backs to end, Backfield Coach
Hank Fonde has no depth prob-
lems in the backfield.
The situation at end became
critical when three of the top
four Michigan ends were declared
scholasticaly ineligible. Doug
Bickle, one of the two returning
lettermen at end, was the first
asualty. After the summer session,
John Henderson, the leading soph-
omore end prospect, and Bruce
McLenna, a letterman fullback
turned end, also fell victim to
scholastic deficiencies.
With these losses, Captain Bob
Brown at left end remained the
only experienced end. To fill in
for the three departed right ends,
right halfbacks Bill Laskey and
Jim Ward moved over to the end
Raimey Key Man
Fonde said that with Dave
Raimey solidly established at the
right halfback spot, the loss of
Laskey and Ward could be en-
dured as long as Raimey stayed
healthy and free from injury. At
the other halfback position and
at quarterback and fullback, the
starter is not quite so certain.
Jack Strobel currently holds
down the left halfback job al-
though not withoutcompetition.
Fonde commented that Tom
Prichard was running well. Pri-
chard was switched tonhalfback
from quarterback during sprting
practice. Junior letterwinner Har-
vey Chapman and sophomore Den-
nis Jones are also pressing Stro-
Fonde was pleased by the per-
formance of Jones. "He has shown
real good speed," he said, "I was
encouraged by his performance
in last Saturday's scrimmage."
Battle at Fullback
The starting fullback job is ten-
tatively held by Mel Anthony al-.
though the Cincinnati sophomore
"has 'a lot to learn" according to
Fonde. Juniors Bill Dodd and
Wayne Sparkman are giving An-
thony "quite a battle" for the
starting position, reports Fonde.
Dave Glinka and Bob Chandler
are. the experienced players in a
talented quarterback corp. Soph-
omore Bob Timberlake and Frosty
Evashevski, a sophomore in E-
igibility, are showing good form
in practice despite their lack of
experience. Fonde stated that
junior Denis Alex and sophomore
Dick Bay are "not doing a bad
job either."
Timberlake practiced at inalf-

for Gridders


Move to End;
11 RatedSolid
back for a while this fall. The plan
was to make use of his excellent
running ability at halfback while
more experienced players handled
the quarterback spot. Tom Pri-
chard was moved to halfback froin
quarterback for the same reason
last spring. But in the case of
Timberlake, the decision of the
coaches was to keep him at quar-
terback to make the most of his
running and other abilities.
Speed Okay
Generallyspeaking about the
Michigan backfield, Fonde com-
mented, "I would like more speed.
But the speed we have is ade-
Much of the Wolverine speed
was lost when Bennie McRae
graduated. Fonde said that the
Michigan backfield this season
could not match the one-two run-
ning punch of McRae and Raimey
of last season. But Fonde said,
"Maybe we'll have a lot of good
players in our backfield this season
to make up for one great one.
It's hard to judge this early when
no one stands head and shoulders
over the others."



BIG HOPE-Senior right half Dave Raimey, shown here being
pulled down in one of last year's games, will be the Wolverines'
top running weapon this season. His top replacements have been
moved to the line already, so Raimey will have to carry the load
most of the way.

'Name the Platoons'



Hayes Makes OSU
Big Ten's Greatest

The tentative three platoons of
Bump Elliott make their debut
against Nebrasks two weeks from
tomorrow, and The Daily has de-
cided that names like the Reds,
Whites and Blues just won't do.
It's already pretty well set that
the defensive specialists will carry
through their name of the Raid-
ers from their christening in 1959.
But if Elliott carries through
with his plans to use three squads,
the starting unit and offensive
specialists are still without official
names. The Daily will therefore

sponsor a "Name the Platoon"
contest for all Michigan students.
" Imaginative Wolverine football
fans have a chance to put their
team on a higher level than the
other three-platoon teams around
the country, but they'll have to
work fast. Purdue has already
come out with the Golds, the Rip-
pers and (the shame of it) the
So warm up for our annual
Grid Picks contest by thinking up
names for the Saturday heroes. No
smart-alecky names like the
Chinese Bandits will be considered.



In the same class as the New
York Yankees, the Montreal Ca-
nadians, the Green Bay Packers
Lnd the Boston Celtics - all per-
nnial winners-is the team field-
d by Wayne Woodrow (Woody)
Hayes, the Buckeyes of Ohio State,
who are the pre-season favorites
o be ranked as number one team
in the nation and again walk
away with the Big Ten champion-'
With 22 returning lettermen,
[ayes envisages few problems.
[is only worries are at the full-
ack, end and linebacker spots.
'he hardest position for Hayes to
ill will be fullback - who can re-
lace All-America Bob Ferguson?
Dave Katterhenrich, a 6'1", 209-
.b senior from Bucyrus, Ohio,
>ems to be the most likely re-
lacement. However, a long his-
ory of injuries to Katterhenrich
rced Hayes to switch Bob Scott
rom halfback to fullback.
Copy Wolverines
At end, three of the four regu-
ars graduated, leaving an almost
mpossible hole to fill, and five ofl
he top seven ends are gone. Bob
Middleton and Armonde Ricketts
re the only returnees. A halfback,
Matt Snell, was moved to the end
pot and has impressed Hayes with
is playing. Bill Spahr, a sopho-
more, will be the other starting
Ohio State will be challenged by
[ichigan State and Minnesota.
he Spartans, coached by Hugh
Duffy) Daugherty, see their lack
f depth as the biggest problem.
n fact, so serious is this problem
hat Daugherty has decided to
rap his famous offensive-defen-
ve platoons and employ the con-
entional first team, second team,
Facing Daugherty also is the
w of averages. So far, every
urth team has been a loser. First
as 1954, Daugherty's first year,
en 1958. And here it is - 1962.
Take Sandy Stephens away
om the Minnesota Gophers and
hat kind of team do you have?
obody knows yet, but Murray!
'armath is finding out.
Counts on Fingers
Quarterback isn't Warmath's
my problem. In fact, he has five
her problems. The Gophers lost
eir starting ends, center, left!
alf and fullback.
Who is going to fill these posi-j
ons? Green, untried sophomores
e all that Warmath has to work
th. And the Rose Bowl champs'
hedule doesn't leave them much
om to recover from the previous
eek's battering.
Starting off, the Gophers face
stronn-er Missouri team than the |

The Spoilermaker Boilermakers,
under the tutelage of Jack Mollen-
kopf, are expected to present a
real challenge to all teams this
year. The fact that they only lost
three lettermen last year and have
28 returners gives Purdue an edge
over almost every other team. The
predictors say that at least Pur-
due will make a bid for the Big
Ten championship instead of
spoiliiig everybody else's chances.
Ron DiGravio. Purdue's "soph-
omore of the year" last year, will
again be quarterbacking the squad.
Boasting only two interceptions
and a pin-point passing ability,
DiGravio is expected to improve
his third place aerial standing of
last year.
The only problem facing Mol-
lenkopf is his ilne, where he lost
the three lettermen. However, co-
captains Forest Farmer and Don
Paltani, along with Don Brumm,
are expected to replace the missing
men more than adequately.
The Wildcats of Northwestern
under Ara Parseghian hope to
better their sixth place standing of
See OSU, Page 2

Chinese Bandits will be considered.

Shell Out
All full-time students will
have to pay a one-dollar fee for
their football ticket books this
year. The charge has been add-
ed to the amount covered by
tuition to reduce the cost of
printing and handling.

On Speed
EACH YEAR something new and different has to happen to provide
the nation's ever-growing crop of enterprising spqrtswriters with
a new set of cliches. Not that we ever toss any of the old ones away;
it's just that we are presented with a larger variety.
Last year Roger Maris hit more home runs than Russia had
satellites, to give one terrible example. This year it is with a great
sigh that this humble sports scribe picks up a paper and reads, "Maury
Wills has committed so many thefts this year that J. Edgar Hoover
must be thinking about hanging up his poster in the post offices."
It's more revolting than another draft call-up (knock on wood).
All this is of no significance whatsoever, except to serve as in-
troduction to Wills, since I couldn't think of a cliche that hasn't been
No Rabbit Help...
When Maris was cleaning up Babe Ruth's remains in the record
book*, everybody was saying, "Well, the rabbit in the ball was the
cause of that, but not even a prolific rabbit will help anybody break Ty
Cobb's stolen base record." Well, he has 89 now, probably will have a
couple more before this tale is through, and still has ten more games
to reach Cobb's 96 before the asterisk sets in. Even more people are
eating the proverbial crow over this than those who said that Cin-
cinnati would finish fifth.
To get to basics, the law books lists thievery as an offense, and
that's just what it is for the Los Angeles Dodgers. What is indeter-
minable is why in the world Cobb's record wasn't approached more
than Ruth's. Since it's common knowledge that there are many more
singles hit than home runs, and since most players with even moder-
ate speed can score from second, it would seem that teams would try
harder to move runners to second base via the stolen base.
There are enough still living from the Cobb era to inform us
that there were faster players around than Cobb but that he coveted
the keystone bag more than others. True, one needs such assets as
the ability to get a quick start, take big leads, and slide, but there are
more than Wills' around the majors who have the ability to steal as
many bases as Wills.
Not Homer Crazy ...
The difference is that Wills isn't afraid to dive back into first
base to avoid being picked off and not so home run crazy that he
doesn't mind beating out an infield hit, stealing second, stealing
third, and dashing home on a short sacrifice fly. In this book, he's
the most valuable player in either league.
Not only that, but that the stolen base and team speed is the


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