COLORADO FIRES COACH
The Michigan Doily-Wednesday, November 22, 1978'Pag
By ERNIE DUNBAR
By The Associated Press
Top-ranked Penn State placed three
players on the 35th annual All-America
team announced yesterday by the
Football Writers Association of
Quarterback Chuck Fusina, offensive
lineman Keith Dorney and defensive
lineman Bruce Clark were the Nittany
Lions on the 24-player team, which in-
cluded punter Russell Erxleben of
Texas and place-kicke.Tony Franklin
of Texas A&M.
The ipterior linemen, Dorney and
Clark are among nine players who
qualify for the Outland Award, which is
presented annually to the outstanding
interior lineman-guard, tackle or cen-
ter on either offense or defense-in
collegiate football, as determined by
members of the Football Writers
The Outland Award winner will be,
announced Nov. 26.
Others who qualify for the Outland
Award by virtue of making the writers'
team are offensive lineman Kelvin
Clark, Nebraska; Pat Howe1l, Southern
California; Dave Huffman, Notre
Dame, and Greg Roberts of Oklahoma
and defensive linemen Mike Bell of
Colorado State; Marty Lyons of
Alabama and Jimmy Walker of Arkan-
Penn State was the only team to place
three men on the team, but five schools
placed two men on the team.
Oklahoma had running back Billy
Sims in addition to Roberts.
Texas placed defensive back Johnnie
Johnson as well as Erxleben. USC had
running back Charles White and
Notre Dame placed Huffman and
linebacker Bob Golic, while UCLA was
represented by defensive back Ken
Easley and linebacker Jerry Robinson.
Robinson, who also made the team in
1976, was one of four repeaters from the
1977 team. The other repeaters were
Louisana State's running back Charles
Alexlander, Erxleben and Dorney.
Other players on the team are
Wyoming linebacker Ken Fantetti,
Richmond defensive back Jeff Nixon,
Southern Methodist wide receiver
Emanuel Tolbert, Michigan State tight
end Mark Brammer and Arizona State
defensive lineman Al Harris..
The Football Writers Association
committee that picked the team was
headed by President Edgar Allen of the
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BOULDER-Bill Mallory has been
fired after five years as head football
coach at the University of Colorado,
Athletic Director Eddie Crowder an-
The announcement came after
Mallory, whose Buffs notched a 6-5
record this season, met yesterday
morning with Crowder, the man he
replaced when he came to Colorado
from Miami of Ohio in 1974.
"After a review of our football
situation, it has been decided that a
change is necessary," Crowder said in
a statement. "Coach Mallory, his staff
and players have made an outstanding
effort, and yet our program is not
progressing as it must."
In his five years at CU, Mallory com-
piled a 35-21-1 record overall and 18-16-1
in Big Eight play. In 1978 his Big Eight
record was 2-5 and a seventh-place con-
CU athletic officials and supporters
had expressed concern over the
inability of Mallory's Buffs to win big
games. But just as troubling were the
mid-season collapses of the past two
For the second straigh year, Colorado
started the season winning its first five
games. Last year the Buffs wound up 7-
"Sure I'm disappointed," Mallory
had said after Colorado lost its last
game of the season, 20-16, to Iowa State
on Saturday. "It didn't turn out as we
had hoped. We should have been at
least three games better."
Crowder said a search would begin
immediately for Mallory's
Mallory was a standout end from
1955-57 at Miami of Ohio under John
Pont and Ara Parseghian.
He coached a high school team at
East Palestine, Ohio before moving on
to assistantships at Bowling Green and
Yale and finally defensive line coach at
Ohio State under Woody Hayes.
He returned to Miami of Ohio as head
coach in 1969 and compiled a 39-12-0
record over five years, including an 11-0
campaign in 1973 and a victory over
Florida in the Tangerine Bowl.
Although Mallory's support among
ranking officials and alumni had been
eroding, several of his players, notably
co-captain Jeff Lee, gave him a rousing
vote of confidence at the team's annual
banquet Monday night.
Three in a row is awfully tough, but Michigan has too many loaded
guns. Leach's aim is finally true, no satisfaction for OSU.
Wolverines will join Trojans in a bed of roses.
MICHIGAN 17, Ohio State 16
By CUB SCHWARTZ
Following are the predictions from the Daily's illustrious and
omniscient senior sports editors on the outcome of the annual Mich-
igan-Ohio State showdown.
Woody's head is fat, his team's talent is lean and his fans are boneheads.
Michigan will devour the Bucks.
MICHIGAN 17, Ohio State 6
Last-of the Ninth
By RICK MADDOCK
by Paul Campbell
Heisman Rick will strut his stuff, Schlichter's talent won't be enough,
Bo will laugh and smile once more as his defense permits a single score.
MICHIGAN 17, Ohio State 7
Roses are ahead, Michigan is Blue,
Gators munch on Buckeyes, and the Wolverines will too.
MICHIGAN 27, Ohio State 16
Bo's team is in tune, with roses in bloom.
When you mess with the best you die like the rest, sorry Ohio.
MICHIGAN 21, Ohio State 9
For Sports Editor Bob Miller's glance into the future, see page eight.
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