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TH MICHIGAN DAILY
Sunday, September 13, 1970
Sunday, September 1 3, 1970
FAMOUS FOR FINE
BLOOMS IN ILLINOIS,
By RANDY PHILLIPS
Trying to rebound from last year's totally dismal and winless
season, Illinois has completely renovated its squad.
Illini Coach Jim Valek appears willing to sacrifice experience for
speed and aggressiveness. As many as 14 sophomores may take over
starting positions despite 32 returning lettermen.
This year's sophomore crop is talented and deep. Last season
these same players routed Purdue 34-0 and Indiana 31-e as fresh-
meen. Illinois' Frosh squad was generally considered the best in
the Big Ten.
Valek sees the youth movement as a definite plus for his team.
"Out depth appears to be the best we've had in my four seasons here."
In addition to more talent, the sophomores have been used to
winning and may be able to instill a little more enthusiasm and desire
into the pquad.
Last year's disaster was in good part due to the team's
mental attitude, according to senior Doug Dieken, All-American
candidate at split end. "We all know that we shouldn't have been
0-1* last year. We just dug a hole and buried ourselves after the
opening loss to Washington State."
Illinois figures to bombard the airways on the strength of a
stronger offensive line, improved'quarterbacking, and a set of excep-
Four of the five openings on the offensive side of the trenches
are well shored up by returning starters Tom Scott and Jerry Cole at
tackle, Girk McMillin at guard, and Julian Vyborny at center.
At quarterback, 1969 starter Steve Livas will duel with sophomore
Mike Wells for the starting nod. Wells was a high school All-American.
The most promising spot on the Illini squad will be the re-
ceiving corps. In addition to All-American candidate Dieken, John
Bedalow will probably hold down one end spot. Both are big,
strong, and can block well. The tight end and split end duties will
be split between the two.
At flanker, prep All-American Willie Osley should print his way
into a starting berth. Osley does the 100 yard dash in 9.6 seconds,
and may also see some action as a runner.
Grinding out the yardage on the ground will be Junior Darrell
Robinson along with two promising sophomores.
On defense, three regulars are gone in the line and at the line-
backer spot, and there is no experienced personnel available. How-
ever, the end position should be relatively strong with Glenn Col-
lier, Willie Smith, and Bob Bucklin returning.
Guarding against the pass was not one of Illinois' strong suits
last year. Opponents passed for 167 yards per game through the air.
There is much experience at the corners and safety in the backfield.
Illinois should improve somewhat this season, but inexperience
and a lack of depth at several key positions could hurt them.
CHINATOWN ATMOSPH E
TIEL E P H OYME
118 WEST LIBERTY SETWEEN MAIN AND ASHLEY
By JOEL GREER
With a suicide schedule, a
group of unconditioned players,
and the loss of Ray Parson and
Phil Hagan, C a a c h Murray
Warmath's Minnesota Gophers
have a huge task ahead.
Launching the season with
nationally - ranked M i s s o u r i
Sept. 19, Warmath is concerned
with his gridders' condition.
"Way too many players reported
in overweight. This we can't
afford. Our preseason prepara-
tion time is much too short to
spend paring off pounds," War-
The Gophers also have a pow-
erhouse in Nebraska on their
preseason schedule and, com-
bined with their opener against-
Missouri, they may have a prob-
lem getting up for their Big Ten
schedule which includes con-
secutive visits to Coilumbus and
The Gophers have an unus-
ually large nucleus (33) of let-
termen returning, but the major
concern is the loss of quarter-
back Phil Hagan and tight end
Ray Parson. They combined for
18 receptions in Big Ten play
alone last year.
At quarterback, only one
candidate, junior Craig Curry,
has seen any action but that
was limited to 52 minutes last
year. It's a three-man battle
with Bob Morgan and Mike
Cadwell also competing. Curry,
however, is the top candidate
based on his better running
Probably the No. 1 asset of
the 1970 Gophers will be the
best set of running backs since
the 1962 Rose Bowl team which
included Sandy Stephens and
Despite the loss of Jim Car-
ter, the backfield will be strong
as senior Barry Mayer returns
at halfback and Ernie Cook has
the inside lane on the fullback
job. Mayer gained 216 yards
against Wisconsin for the mod-
ern-era Minnesota single game
With the emphasis placed on
the running game this year,
added responsibility will be
placed on the interior linemen.
Tackles Alvin Hawes and John
Thompson, both seniors, plus
right guard Vern Winfield, are
According to assistant coach
Jerry Annis, each possesses the
talent to be outstanding Big Ten
linemen. Annis also expressed
concern over the poor physical
condition of the players, sin-
gling out tackle John Thompson
on the interior line.
"With the loss of Ted Burke
at center the position is still
wide open," Annis continued.
"Bob Eastlund and Bob Veld-
man are still in the running."
Split end Kevin Hamm leads-
a rather inexperienced group of
receivers which i n c lu d e Tom
Bienemann at tight end and
John Marqueson at flanker
All-American candidate Jeff
Wright leads eight returning
starterson defense. Wright will
be joined by Walt Bowser and
Mike White in the defensive
backfield. Ron Anderson,' a
senior, plays the monster line-
backer. Rich Crawford ,,and
Bill Light return along with
Anderson at the other lineback-
The defensive line will be led
by Mike Goldberg and Jack
Babcock and will be strong in
the depth department.
Minnesota's squad this year
resembles their rockpile teams
of the late 1930's which were
coached by Bernie Bierman.
The grind-it-out offense will be
present again along with the
burly brick-wall defense.
The Michigan football team will ex
games next year. The added game will
that the Wolverines will play every other
year except Wisconsin,
To facilitate the scheduling of the e
have been made in the schedule. The Wo:
Northwestern before playing their. three
in Ann Arbor.
The Northwestern game was origin
Purdue, the new team on the schedule, '
but several games originaly scheduled for
to Ann Arbor so that the Wolverines will
and four on the road.
Sept. 11 at Northwestern
Sept. 18 VIRGINIA
Sept. 25 UCLA
Oct. 2 NAVY
Oct. 9 at Michigan State
To Play in Crisler
OPEN WEEKDAYS 11 AM - 8 PM
FRI. & SAT. 11 AM. 10 PM.
CLOSED MONDAYS & HOLIDAYS
Cazzie Russell, a three-time All-A merican at Mich-
igan in 1964-65-66 when he led the Wolverines to the
basketball heights, will play his first game here since
graduating . . . the date is Thursday, Sept. 24, at
Crisler Arena ... Cazzie will play with the world
champion New York Knicks against the Detroit Pis-
tons . . _. Tip-off is 8 P.m.-Plan to be on hand and
show hint Michigan reme in bers.
Student Tickets $1 With ID Card
Staff Tickets $1 With Athletic Card
Tickets on sale at Michigan Ticket Dept., 1000 S. State St.
IS NOT A POOR SPORT!
Just because Woody has had a special mat placed outside
the O.S.U. locker room to remind his players and staff of the
rather "ho hum" game in Michigan Stadium last fall, we
should not judge him harshly.
Just because there are people in Columbus, Ohio, promoting
bumper stickers that say, "Remember Ann Arbor 24-12,"
and "The Bucks will be back," we must not be alarmed.
But .. . because we are aware that our entire community
is proud of Bo and our Wolverines, we think that it is
appropriate to not let the "Lilliputians"in Columbus go
Therefore, Huron Valley National Bank has challenged the
president of the City National Bank of Columbus to allow
our president Jay J. DeLay, to be their president for one day
after we win in Columbus November 21st. (Just because they
are 9 times our size, you don't think they'd turn us down?)
And finally, so that we can exhibit our good sportsmanship,
we have printed 5000 maize and blue plastic easy-off "Goody
Goody, Bo Beat Woody" bumper stickers as shown below for
Michigan fans here in Ann Arbor. They are free. Just stop in
any office and get one. You may even have a friend living
in Ohio who needs one of them.
BO BEAT WOODY
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Locks * Horns !Baskets
Students Friendly Store
BIKE & TOY
514 E. William St.
Supporting Cast of Knicks, Pistons Tal
PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL comes to Michigan's
Crisler Arena with a brilliant array of former college
stars making Sept. 24 a date to remember.
THE PRO PISTONS will show its latest acquisition, All-
American Bob Lanier of St. Bonaventure. In addition,
flashy Dave Bing and Jimmy Walker will operate in the
back court with Terry Dischinger adding his scoring
touch up front.
NEW YORK WON the world cham
and could repeat this year. Big Wil
best centers in pro ball, U. of Detroit'
and former Princeton great Bill Brad
the stars playing with Cazzie.
IN ALL, it should be a great evening
tainment. The date is Sept. 24 and ti
the doors. But reserve your seat n
athletic dept., 1000 S. State St.