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Gopher Coach Successful]
By BILL BULLARD
Out of the fire and into the pot.
That's the way you might de-
scribe Murray Warmath's coach-
ing career since he took over at
Minnesota in 1954.
When Warmath became coach,
Minnesota was at low tide. In the
Post World War II era, the Goph-
ers had played only mediocre foot-
ball in the Big Ten, compiling an
even .500 record. It wasn't good
enough for the energetic Minne-
sota alumni who looked back to
the pre-war teams that were na-
And the fact of the matter was
the many alumns didn't believe
Warmath was the man to lead the
Gophers back to the top. After all,
Minnesota had been national
champions five times in the per-
iod from 1934 to 1941, and 11
Gophers were All-Americans.
Some alumni were plainly skep-
tical of Warmath's qualifications.
The belief was that Athletic Di-
rector Ike Armstrong had made
a mistake in not during Charles
"Bud" Wilkinson away from Ok-
Wilkinson had been an All-
America guard for Minnesota in
1935 and as the former Gopher
star developed his nationally
ranked teams in the early. and
mid-fifties, dissatisfaction with
In his initial season Warmath
fashioned a 7-2 record, but things
immediately grew worse again. In
1958 Minnesota won only one and
a year later were victorious only
twice. The pressure on Warmath
The 49-year-old Tennessean was
hung in effigy. He and his family
Were repeatedly threatened and
terrorized by anonymous telephone
calls, and alumni demanded his
Since then, however, the fire
has subsided and the pot in Goph-
erland has grown warm.
Rose from Depths
Army to become line coach under
Earl Blaik for three seasons. His
first head coaching job was at
Mississippi State where his 1952
and 1953 teams had a combined
record of 10-6-3.
His experience as a line coach
was to benefit him in building the
solid offensive and defensive lines
that were to characterize the 1960,
1961, and 1962 Minnesota squads.
His emphasis on contact and stiff
line play was to make the Gophers
one of the roughest and toughest
teams in the country.
Has Great Season
As the 1960 season proceeded,
many people could not believe it
as Minnesota racked up victory
after victory. When the win streak
had reached six, the Gophers were
scheduled to play No. 1 ranked
Iowa at Minneapolis. In one of the
classic games seen at Memorial
Stadium, the Minnesota squad top-
pled Iowa from the top of the na-
tionad rankings with a 27-10 de-
feat. Now Minnesota was on top.
Washington stunned the Goph-
ers at the 1961 Rose Bowl game
17-7. But the next season, War-
math won that final honor which
had eluded him. After a 6-1 Big
Ten season last fall, the Gophers
were selected to represent the Big
Ten in the Rose Bowl because
champion Ohio State wasn't allow-
ed to go. This time victory did not
escape Warmath. Minnesota hand-
ed UCLA a 21-3 setback.
Brown Jug Battle
Is 59- Years Old
1 eeks New Bi
Minnesota Individual Statistics
Att. Co. Int.
64 32 6
7 2 0
1 0 0
In one year Warmath rose from
the depths, rebuilding his last
place team of 1959 to a 1960 na-
tional champion. The Gophers tied
for the Big Ten title and War-
math was "Coach of the Year."
The husky Warmath had two
football greats as his teachers. He
played for Gen. Bob Neyland at
Tennessee from 1932 to 1934 and
was an assistant under Neyland
for the next -four seasons. He was
also an assistant at Tennessee
After leaving Tennessee for the
second time, Warmath went to
By GARY WINER"
School gridiron traditions go
back a long way and memories
are perpetuated each year by the
fights for symbolic emblems.
Purdue and Indiana meet each
year to play for the Old Oaken
Bucket, while Iowa and Minneso-
ta meet for possession of Floyd of
Rosedale, a bronze pig. But it's
Michigan and Minnesota who do
battle each year for the most well-
known representative of football
glory-the Little Brown Jug.
Although the popular story has
it that the battle for the jug orig-
inated when a Michigan team acci-
dentally left a water bucket at
Minneapolis some years ago and
had to beat the Gophers the fol-
lowing year to retrieve it, the real
story is revealed by Oscar Mun-
son, Gopher equipment manager at
Some 59 years ago Fielding H
Yost took one of his Michigan
point-a-minute teams to Minne-
apolis to play a lowly regarded
hometown squad. Minnesota put
up a valiant fight with the contest
culminating in a 6-6 tie. The tale
reveals that Yost threw the piece
of crockery away in sheer disgust.
Munson happened upon the dis-
carded bucket and gave it to Doc
Cooke (head man in the equip-
ment room) to hang above his
desk, and there it remained un-
noticed for six years.
In 1909 Yost returned to Minne-
apolis for another game, saw the
jug, and he and Cooke decided to
award it to the winner of that
year's game. Michigan won 15-6
and took the bucket back to Ann
Arbor, thus starting a tradition.
The jug was broken one year,
so Yost and Munson each went out
and bought another; but Munson's
resembled the original more close-
ly, so that is the jug which is still
Originally being a solid white,
the jug is now colored blue and
maroon with identical block M's
on each side. Just exactly how it
was named the "Little Brown Jug,,
nobody seems to really know.
Many times the outcome of this
game has determined the confer-
ence champion or established na-
tional ranking. Six times the win-
ner has been decided by one point,
and 19 times the victor was ahead
by a mere touchdown.
Last year's game was the closest
since 1958 when Michigan upset
The last time Michigan won was
in 1959, another upset score of
Some of the bigger scores occur-
red in 1943 and 1951 when Michi-
gan won, 49-6, and 54-27, respec-
tively. The biggest wiz~ by the
Gopher's was in 1935, 40-0.
Looking back over the record,
many players claim that the 1947
tilt at Ann Arbor was about the
greatest one ever played. Michi-
gan, led by All American quarter-
back Bob Chappius and halfback
Bump Elliott, had already rolled
over four opponents that season.
The Gophers were underdogs,
but their strong line anchored by
fearsome Leo Nomellini gave the
Wolverines a run for their money.
The Maize and Blue finally tri-
umphed, 13-6, and went onto an
undefeated season including a 49-
0 victory over Southern Califor-
nia in the Rose Bowl.
Once again the jug will be up for
grabs this afternoon. Minnesota is
highly favored (so much so that
there is speculation that they
aren't even bringing the bucket
with them), but a little old time
glory and tradition could creep in-
to Michigan's game. Who knows
what could happen then?
First Downs 62 38
No. Rushing Attempts 194 154
Net Yds. Gained Rush. 66 168
Passing Attempts 72 99
Completed 34 48
Intercepted 6 5
Net Yds. Gained Pass. 438 606
No. Plays Rush & Pass 266 253
Total Offense Ydg. 1104 774
Fumbles 7 9
Balls Lost 4 5
By JIM BERGER
Both offensively and defensive-
ly Michigan appears to be the sick-
est in the Big Ten.
Not only have the Wolverines
managed to score no points in'
their two Conference encounters,
but the opposition has scored 65.
This is an average of 32.5 points
In Michigan's last two games
they haven't been inside the op-,
position's 10 yard line. Their best
advance against MSU was to the
18 and against Purdue to the 22.
In these two Conference games
Purdue and Michigan State have
chalked up 37 first downs while
the Blue has had but 17. In to-
tal yardage the opposition has
chalked up 872 yds. against Mich-;
How Low Is Low1
Individually, the Wolverines
look even worse offensively. Sen-
ior halfback Dave Raimey has
managed to pick up 59 yds. in the'
two games, and he is Michigan's
biggest gun. Quarterback Bob
Timberlake, Michigan's s e c o n d
leading rusher, has picked up 13
yds. in the two games.
As for passing Michigan has at-;
tempted 35 and completed 11.1
These 11 completions were good'
for 87 yds. or an average of 8.6.1
Michigan's passing percentage is
The defense has not been able
to show either success in stopping
the ground game of Michigan
State or the passing game of Pur-
due. Michigan now resides in the
bottom of the Big Ten standings
Just Gaining Momentum
and is heading for its worst season
since the middle 30's.
True, Michigan has p 1 a y e d
against two of the Big Ten's best
but the season won't be any rosier.
Minnesota is not a great team
this season but a respectable one.
The Gophers boast a perennially
powerful defense and an adequate
Their two tackles are rated to be
among the best in the Conference
as well as the country. An exper-
ienced backfield spotlighted by
quarterback Duane Blaska who
I has shown himself to be a better
passer than his predecessor, All-
American Sandy Stephens.
The Gophers haven't been scor-
ed on in three of their four games,
and Michigan hasn't scored in its
last two. What are the bets that
the Wolverines are going to score
After Minnesota, Michigan hosts
Wisconsin, another of this year's l
Big Ten powers. Not as good a
defensive team as the Gophers,
the Badgers will bring a passing
offense sparked by All-American
end Pat Richter. The Badger's
scored a big 42-14 win over Iowa
last week to establish themselves. i
Today they play Ohio State and
the result will be significant.
What was counted on to be a
breather just might be the closest
game of the season for the Wol-
verines. Illinois will visit Ann Ar-
bor in two weeks. The Illini haven't
won a game in two years.
Showing improvement in every
game, the Illini lost by only 17
to the Gophers last week.
Total Net Yards
Total No. Plays
Yards Gained '
Punt Returns-Yds. '
Michigan finishes up its sched-
ule on the road traveling first to
Iowa and then to Ohio State. The
Hawkeyes have a proven passer
in Matt Szykowny and although
they don't appear to be the most
powerful of Iowa teams, Michigan
won't be favored.
Ohio State took a hard loss to
Northwestern last weekend, but a
few bad breaks doesn't mean an
unsuccessful season for Woody
Hayes. OSU had two touchdowns
called back and Northwestern had
to come from behind in the final
quarter to eventually win.
Again, with two losses, this
doesn't appear to be the best of
Woddy Hayes teams. But it IS a
Woody Hayes team.
Purdue Coach Jack Mollenkopf
said after last Saturday's game
that he thinks Michigan will win
one game. Maybe the Wolverines
can really get up for Illinois.
Michigan Individual Statistics
Att. G L Net TD Ave.
. .. . .. 12
198 733 172 561
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line and sharply cuts back to follow his blockers, preptred to
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