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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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wolverines

Stress

Defense

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By PERRY HOOD
"Everybody is ready to play" is
the best news any coach can
have, and that is the story at
Michigan this week according to
defensive coach Bob Hollway.
The most important object of
this readiness is Tommy Myers,
Northwestern's ace passing quar-
terback. "This week the team has
made a great effort stressing the
strong rush on Myers," Hollway
said. "In the games that we've
scouted, Northwestern has thrown
the ball 42 per cent of the time."
While the defensive line is put-
ting the rush on Myers, the sec-
ondary will be especially aware
of Gary Crum, the Wildcats' lead-
ing pass receiver with 21 aerials
to his credit, and Chuck Logan,
their second best receiver.
Rover Defense
Although Northwestern runs
from practically every formation
possible, their favorite passing
formation has one end split fair-
ly wide. Michigan's defense, called
the rover defense, uses an over-
shift line, that is, the line shifts
one man to the right or left, and
the free defensive end guards the
split end in the flat. The end
either rushes or covers the pass
receiver.
Bill Laskey and Jim Conley are
the rovers for the first team. The
deep secondary consists of John
Rowser, Dick Rindfuss, and Jack
Clancy.
Equally important to the Wol-
verines' defensive setup against
Myers are the linebackers. Brian
Patchen and Jim Green alternate
at center, and Chuck Dehlin and
Mel Anthony alternate at the
corner linebacker slot. Michigan's
linebackers were especially prom-
inent against Michigan State,
throwing the Spartan quarter-
backs for several losses.
Fourth Defensively
Possibly unknown to many
people is the fact that Michigan

ranks fourth in the Big Ten on
overall defense so far. The Wol-
verine defense has been especial-
ly effective against opponents'
ground games, allowing only 2.8
yards per carry, for a second-in-
Conference ranking.
The defensive line will have to
stop Northwestern's excellent
ground game also. "You don't
hear much about Northwestern's

rushing because of their passing,
but they are good," commented
Hollway. "They've got good back-
field speed in Willie Stinson at left
half, and Bill Swingle at fullback."
The Wildcats have two of their
usual starters out for this game.
Jack Cvercko, a highly ranked
guard, is an unlikely starter, bar-
ring any unexpected improve-
ments. Dick McCauley, North-

western's leading ground-gainer,
will be out for tomorrow's game,
because of a badly twisted knee
incurred against Michigan State.
"Both are good ball-players," said
Hollway, "but Stinson (who has
taken McCauley's place) is fast
and will have to be stopped." The
most important fact is, however,
"we're going to put the rush on
Myers."

ANOTHER STAUBACH?-Michigan fans will be hoping that
Northwestern quarterback, Tom Myers doesn't come close to
duplicating Roger Staubach's shenanigans. Myers is known as a
pinpoint passer, but one who is very reluctant to run out of
the pocket.
G RID SELECTIONS
Did you know that a football field is 160 feet wide? Did you know
that cowboy movie star, Johnny Mack Brown, was one of Alabama's
greatest football players? Did you know that Preacher Pilot led the
nation in rushing last year?
If you did, it will not help you one iota in predicting the winners
in this week's Grid Picks contest. Knowledge of football is, if any-
thing, a liability in picking these games. If Univac picked against a
monkey the monkey would probably win, That is the way things work
in this crazy contest.
To the best guesser goes a couple tickets to the Michigan Theatre.
An extra bonus of one half correct game will be given if the selec-
tor adds to his entry sheet that the Michigan Daily will slaughter the
Union in its annual battle for the little brown wastebasket. Only a half
point is given for this game because the conclusion is so easy to pre-
dict. There is no guesswork involved in this one.
Pick up your entry blanks at The Daily, 420 Maynard Street, and
submit them before 9 p.m. tonight.
This week the guest selector is Don Weir, Michigan ticket man-
ager.

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-Associated Press
BOUNCING BUCKNER-2-Northwestern's sophomore end Mike Buckner leaps to snare a pass from
Tom Myers in last week's Michigan State game. Charlie Migyanka (25) rushes in to make sure he
does not move far, along with Dewey Lincoln. Buckner is a threat particularly on the long bomb
because he has speed and height to go with it.

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THIS WEEK'S GAMES
Consensus Picks in CAPS
(Consensus, 69-51--.575)

CHUCK LOGAN WILLIE STINSON
... grabs aerials ... loses tacklers

DICK McCAULEY GARY CRUM
.. . catches splinters ... paces ends

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NORTHWESTERN at Mich.
Iowa at OHIO STATE
WISCONSIN at Michigan St.
Purdue at ILLINOIS
Indiana at MINNESOTA
NAVY at Notre DaMe
PENN STATE at Marylind
Syracuse at PITTSBURGH
AIR FORCE at Army (Chi.)
Duke at GEORGIA TECH

11. Mississippi St. at ALABAMA
12. Mississippi at LOUISIANA ST.
13. MIAMI (Fla) at Kentucky
14. NEBRASKA at Missouri.
15. Texas Christian at BAYLOR
16. TEXAS at So. Methodist
17. RICE at Texas Tech
18. Stanford at OREGON STATE
19. FLORIDA at Auburnfli
20. BOSTON U. at Rutgers

GAMBLING DANGERS:
NBA Chief Cautions League

SPORTS STAFF SELECTIONS
DON WEIR (Guest Selectors, 78-42-.650) -Michigan, Ohio State, Michigan
State, Illinois, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Army, Duke,
Alabama, Louisiana State, Kentucky, Nebraska, Baylor, Texas, Texas Tceh, Stan-
ford, Florida, Rutgers.
TOM ROWLAND (74-46-.617)-Northwestern, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Illinois,
Indiana, Navy, Penn State, Syracuse, Air Force, Georgia Tech, Alabama, Missis-
sippi, Miami, Missouri, Baylor, Texas, Rice, Oregon State, Florida, Boston.
CHARLIE TOWLE (74-46-.617)-Northwestern, Ohio State, Michigan State,
Purdue; Minnesota, Notre Dame, Maryland, Syracuse, Air Force, Georgia Tech,
Alabama, Mississippi, Miami, Nebraska, Baylor, Texas, Rice, Oregon State, Au-
burn, Boston.
JIM BERGER (Associate Sports Editor, 72-48-.600)-Northwestern, Iowa,
Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Navy, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Air Force, Georgia
Tech, Alabama, Louisiana State, Miami, Nebraska, Baylor, Rice, Oregon State,
Auburn, Boston.
TOM WEINBERG (71-49-.592)-Northwestern, Ohio State, Michigan State,
Illinois, Indiana, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Air Force, Georgia Tech,
Alabama, Louisiana State, Miami, Nebraska, Baylor, Texas, Rice, Stanford, Au-
burn, Boston.
STAN KUKLA (70-50-.583)-Northwestern, Ohio State, Michigan State; Illi-
nois, Minnesota, Navy, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Army, Georgia Tech, Alabama,
Mississippi, Kentucky, Missouri, TCU, Texas, Rice, Oregon State, Auburn, Boston.
DAVE GOOD (Sports Editor, 70-50-.583)-Northwestern, Ohio State, Wiscon-
sin, Illinois, Indiana, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Air Force, Georgia
Tech, Mississippi State, Mississippi, Miami, Nebraska, Baylor, Texas, Rice, Oregon
State, Florida, Boston.
MIKE BLOCK (Associate Sports Editor, 70-50-.583)-Northwestern, Ohio
State, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Air
Force, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Louisiana State, Miami, Nebraska, Baylor,
Texas, Rice, Oregon State, Florida, Rutgers.
BOB ZWINCK (Contributing Sports Editor ,68-52-.566)-Northwestern, Ohio
State, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Navy, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Air Force,
Georgia Tech, Alabama, Louisiana State, Miami, Nebraska, Baylor, Texas, Rice,
Stanford, Auburn, Boston.
LLOYD GRAFF (67-53-.559)-Northwestern, Iowa, Wisconsin, Purdue, Indi-
ana, Navy, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Air Force, Georgia Tech, Alabama, Louisiana
State, Kentucky, Missouri, TCU, Southern Methodist, Texas -Tech,. Stanford,
Florida, Rutgers.
BILL BULLARD (67-53-.559)-Northwestern, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Illinois,
Minnesota, Navy, Penn State, Syracuse, Rir Force, Duke, Alabama, Louisiana
State, Miami, Nebraska, Baylor, Southern Methodist, Rice, Oregon State, Florida,
Rutgers.
PERRY HOOD (67-53-.559)-Northwestern, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Illinois,
Minnespta, Navy, Penn State, Syracuse, Air Force, Georgia Tech, Alabama, Louisi-
ana State, Miami, Nebraska, Baylor, Texas, Rice, Oregon State, Auburn, Rutgers.
GARY WINER (65-55--.542)-Northwestern, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Purdue,
Minnesota, Navy, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Army, Duke, Mississippi State, Louisiana
State, Kentucky, Nebraska, Baylor, Texas, Rice, Oregon State, Auburn, Rutgers.
CHRISTMAS FLIGHT to EUROPE
$339 ROUND TRIP
NEW YORK to PARIS Dec. 22

fSAN FRANCISCO (P)-Presi-
dent J. Walter Kennedy of the
National Basketball Association
warned yesterday that "ignorance
will be no excuse" if any players
in the league associate with
gamblers.
Emulating Commissioner Pete
Rozelle of the National Football
League, Kennedy is making a
tour of the teams to warn players
personally against any associa-
tion with persons having gambling.
interests or criminal records.
His talk to the San Francisco
Warriors concluded his visits to
the nine teams.
At a news conference, Kennedy
said that information is ex-
changed on an informal basis be-
tween himself, Rozelle and Com-
missioner Ford Frick. of baseball
in the continuing effort to keep
professional sports clean.
He added that at a Nov. 13
meeting, the NBA will discuss ad-
ditional internal security and
safeguards within the organiza-
tion itself.
This could include an off limits
list of places in the various league

cities which players are not to
visit.
Kennedy pointed out that all
NBA player contracts have a
clause permitting the league to
ban any player whose acts are
detrimental to the sport.
"We are particularly concerned;
with any association with people
having gambling interests or
criminal records," he said. "I

want to make it clear to each
player that if there is any vari-
ance with this regulation, they
can expect no mercy from me and
ignorance will not be accepted as
an excuse."
Kennedy took over as NBA
president this year and this is the
first such tour of camps to warn
against gamblers.

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