THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Saturday, September 12, 1970
THE MICHIGAN DAILY Saturday, September 12, 1970
Plunkett aims for Hogs, Heisman
By BILL ALTERMAN
With Michigan unable to go to
the Rose Bowl this year, today
will probably be the only time the
Wolverines will get a glimpse of.
the West Coast's premier Heisman
Having a full week to go before
their first game, Michigan players
and fans will doubtless relax, turn
on their TV's, and watch Stan-
ford's Jim Plunkett do battle with
the Arkansas Razorbacks in to-
day's major attraction.
Plunkett, last year's winner of
the VOIT Memorial Trophy
awarded annually to the best
West Coast player, holds six Pa-
cific Eight records. While lead-
ing his team to a 7-2-1 record
last season, he managed to com-
plete 197 'of 336 passes for 2,673
yards and 20 touchdowns, allcon-
IT IS LITTLE wonder that
every scrap of paper emanating
from Palo Alto, Calif., seems to
prefix Plunkett's name with the
title "Heisman Trophy Candidate."
Nevertheless, Stanford goes in-
to the game a one touchdown un-
derdog-and with good reason.
Arkansas wound up being rank-
ed fourth nationally last year af-'
ter losing to Texas in the last
seconds of a game billed by Presi-
dent Nixon as deciding the myth-
ical "national champion."
Arkansas Coach Frank Boyle
has a stellar quarterback of his
own returning. Bill Montgomery is
two inches and 35 pounds lighter
than Plunkett, but is every bit as
effective. In his two years at the
helm he has guided Arkansas to
consecutive 9-1 seasons.
A L S0 SPEARHEADING the
Razorback attack are tailback Bill
Burnett, who has contributed 37
touchdowns in two years, and
wide receiver Chuck Dicus, who
has caught many of Montgomery's
Balancing ;out Arkansas' potent
offense is a tough defense that
last fall allowed fewer points than
any other in the nation. Most of
the front four are returning, but
the secondary could be in trouble,
particularly in view of the way
Archie Manning victimized them
in the Razorbacks' 27-20 loss to
Ole Miss in the Sugar Bowl last
Stanford too, has a well bal-
anced team. Their defensive line
has several veterans returning in-
cluding tackle Dave Tipton and
guard Pete Lazetich.
THEIR DEFENSIVE secondary,
though, is suspect. Last year Mike
Phipps passed for 429 yards and
five touchdowns as Purdue down-
ed the Indians 3d-35. With the
pressure on in the fourth quarter
he was able to amass over 200
yards in -the air, completing 13
consecutive passes in the final
winning drive. Stanford may not
find Montgomery any easier in
today's game at Arkansas' War
later, Stanford's Steve Horowitz'
had a 37-yard field goal attempt
blocked with four seconds left,
and the Indians wound u:p in a
20-20 tie with UCLA.
Arkansas, of course, had the
never - to - be - forgotten loss to
Texas, as James Street passed to
Cotten Speyer on fourth down
T o d a y's Stanford-Arkansas
game will be telecast on channel
7 beginning at 5 P.M.
with time running out. Speyer
made a tremendous catch and mo-
ments later Texas had the game
and the Presidential "national
THE OTHER major game today
is USC versus Alabama. These two
teams have not played in 25 years
'but have both been nationally
ranked at the top of the final
rankings. USC was ranked third
last year finishing with a 9-0-1
mark and a 10-3 Rose Bowl vic-
tory over Michigan.
Alabama, under Coach Paul
"Bear" Bryant, has won three na-
tional championships in the last
decade. Last year was a bad year,
however, for the Crimson Tide, as
they lost five games including the
Liberty Bowl to Colorado. None-
theless with ,quarterback Scott
Hunter and a host of others re-
turning, most forecasters think
Alabama could end the year
among the top ten.
Though the game is to be play-
ed in Birmingham, USC is a de-
cided favorite. John McKay's
squad is returning almost intact
from last year and it seems likely
they will go to their fifth conse-
cutive Rose Bowl.
A. LEE KIRK
beating a dead horse
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Gimpy ruggers gamely limp
to Indtianapolis for opener
By JOEL GREER
Indianapolis will be the scene
of some exciting sports action this
weekend but it will have nothing
to do with automobile racing.
The Michigan Rugby Football
Club will open its season today by
invading '500' territory. A newly
organized team, the Indianapolis
Reds will provide the opposition.
Michigan rugby coach Dr. John
Robson expresses concern about
the club this year explaining that
the squad is not in the best phys-
ical condition. "Our wingers are
not fit enough to last the entire
Robson's squad also has a large
number of early injuries. "Roger
Schmidt will definitely not play,"
sulked Robson. Schmidt played
well in the Windsor tourney last
weekend but was injured while
scoring a try. "We also have a lot
of players limping, but we' won't.
be sure about them until the
P LASH!!! Denny McLain found guilty of allegations.
Yes, sports fans of America, it's true - sad but true. Base-
ball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn after carefully scrutinizihig all
the evidence, announced to the drooling sportswriters t h a t
Dumb Denny was, beyond a reasonable'doubt, guilty of alle-
Now, mind you, shrewd legal eagle Bowie was too smart
to go into the sordid details of these allegations (or are
they alleged allegations?), but has wisely left it to the
moguls of the press to fill in the blanks.
The wording of Bowie's statement is so ambiguous' as to
bring tears of joy to a Winston lover's eyes.
"Certain new allegations (there's\ that nasty' word)
have been brought to my attention, including allegations
(!) regarding McLain's conduct with respect to the Detroit
management and information that on occasion McLain has
carried a gun."
Bowie still can't figure out whether he's the lawyer or the
judge. He usually manages to raise more questions than he an-
swers, and he apparently still intends to stay in that groove.
And sodoes everyone else.
Detroit Free Press sportswriter Joe Falls, who can hardly
be cha'facterized as one of Denny's biggest fans, still an't see
the light. He knocked Denny' for "allegedly" catryin a con-
cealed gun in a column yesterday. He even quoted verbatimr
the Michigan statute prohibiting th4e possession of a concealed
weapon. This is very nice, but it is also very irrelevent.
If Denny was indeed carrying a concealed weapon, the
burden of proof should not fall' on him to prove that he
didn't.'More importantly, the burden for determining any
punishment meted out to him for this,,"alleged" c r i me
should fall on the courts, not Bowie Kuhn, Joe Falls or any-
one outside a court of law.
And in rega'ds to McLain's "conduct with respect to the
Detroit management," one can only wonder why the Tiger
brass failed to take some sort of action if it was called for. What
reason could they! have 'for leaving the disciplining of Denny
to the commissioner if they were aware, that the situation war-
It is hard to defend Denny, he has, created a huge mess for
himself. But it isn't right to take cheap shots at a man *when
he's down. Until all the facts are in (and if Bowie's past per-
formances are any indication, this could take a while), the less
MONDAY SERIES: "Man in the Post-Modern World"
Sept. 1: DONALD HALL, Poet: "Waling up the
DR. THEODORE RACHEL. Dir. Office of
Relig. Affairs: "Drugs and Religious
FRIDAY SERIES: "Issues of the Hour and Day"
WILBUR COHEN, formerly HEW Chief,
now Dean Educ. School: "Can We
Sept. 25: ROBERT. KNAUSS, Vice-Pres.
OTHER SPAKERS COMING UP IN OCTOBER:
SANDER LEViN, Dem. Cand. for Governor
ROBERT HARRIS, Mayor, Ann Arbor and
U of M faculty
Every Friday evening 6 p.m. cost dinner with occasiond
Guild House is a United Campus Ministry of severl Pret.-
tant denominations and churches.
STAFF: i Edgar Edwards, Ron Titon,
Watch Michigan Daily for announcements
Michigan Athletic Oirector Don
Canham has announced the ap-
pointment of Phil Gross and Steve
Forsythe as assistant coaches in
hockey, and baseball respectively.
Both appointees are 1969 Mich-
igan grads and each is a former
'Wolverine star in his respective
sport. Gross had his best year as
a skater in 1968-69 scoring 13
Forsythe handled second base
for Moby Benedict for three sea-
sons before spending last season
as a Tiger farmhand.
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