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Page Twelve


Saturday, August 3, 1974 1

Coaches express optimism


By The Assoeiated Press
CHICAGO - Big Ten football coaches
agreed Friday that co-champions Ohio
State and Michigan again will be the
teams to beat this season but predicted
the "Little 8" will close in on the "Big
All conference coaches except ailing
Woody Hayes of Ohio State briefly pre-
viewed their prospects before a crowd
of more than 900 at the Big Ten's third
annual football kickoff luncheon.
HAYES, who recently suffered a heart
attack, was represented by George Hill,
Buckeye assistant coach, who expressed
optimism over Ohio State's champion-
ship chances. t
"We're not as deep as last year but
we have some fine freshmen coming in,"
said Hill. "We have a fine nucleus com-
ing back. By November we expect to
be very much in the Big Ten race."
Hill said that Hayes was convalescing

extremely well, walking five miles a
day but under doctor's orders to avoid
making speeches and traveling.
COACH Bo Schembechler of Michigan
stressed that 31 players were graduated
from the Wolverine team which tied Ohio
State for the conference title last sea-
son but lost out in the bid for a Rose
Bowl trip.
"I think we'll have a good football
team, though, with out strength in the
offensive and defensive backfield in
which quarterback Dennis Franklin is
a definite standout," said Schembechler.
Coach Bob Blackman of Illinois said
the Illini could be a contender if the of-
fensive line can be rebuilt.
"I will make a flat out prediction that
Illinois will be a good football team, but
we also are facing a lot of other good
football teams," said Blackman.
COACH Lee Corso of Indiana said he
hoped for improvement in the Hoosiers

but declined to predict how successful
they might be. "Last year, I challenged
an article which said we would finish
1-0," said Corso. "I guaranteed it would
be better than that.
It was better but not too much. It was
Iowa's new coach, Bob Commings, said
"if we can win our first four games,
we should call off the rest of the season.
In those first four games we play Michi-
gan, UCLA, Penn State and Southern
"As for our prospects, we'll play the
damn game honestly. Don't judge us by
the scoreboard because we aregoing to
play it courageously."
Coach Denny Stolz of Michigan State
said his big question was at quarterback
but that he had a good group of young
players returning and that "the Big Ten
race may take a little different turn this

MINNESOTA'S Cal Stoll said "I think
we're better than a year ago but I don't
know whether our record will show it.
We open against Ohio State which should
give us a pretty good barometer right off
the bat,"
Northwestern's Johnny Pont said his
offense should be strong and the defense
somewhat quicker and that "we feel
Northwestern will finish better than last
year's tie for fourth place."
Alex Agase of Purdue and John Jar-
dine of Wisconsin also expected improv-
ed seasons.
"We have 18 sophomores on our first
two units but we expect them to help
toward a fine season," said Agase.
Jardine said his Badgers might be a
contender if they can hurtle a brutal
schedule start against Purdue, Nebraska,
Colorado, Missouri, Ohio State and Mich-

igers vacate celar
By The Associated Press The Tigers made it 3-0 in Johnny B r i g g s and Darrefl ton Red Sox to a 7-5 victory seasons with San Francisco be-
MILWAUKEE-Dave Leman- the sixth when Bill Freehan Porter. over' the Baltimore Orioles be- fore he was sold to Boston dur-
czyk and John Hiller teamed singled and scored on Au- The victory, Detroit's sixth in hind the relief pitching of veter- ing the winter, is now 3-1 for the
to stop Milwaukee on five hits, relio Rodriguez' two-out dou- the past eight games, moved an Juan Marichal. Red Sox.
pitching the Detroit Tigers to ble. Detroit got its final run the Tigers from last place In Evans, who tied the score 5-5
a 4-1 victory over the Brewers in the ninth on two-out sin- the American League East to with a sacrifice fly in the fifth, Bell again
last night. gles by Lamont, Leflore and fourth, one-half game ahead of drilled a long drive over Paul
Following a 55-minute rain Sutherland. the Brewers and the New York Blair's head in straightaway CLEVELAND - Buddy Bell
delay during the fifth inning, Lemanczyk, 1-0, allowed three Yankees. The Tigers had been center for the decisive hit, help- drove in three runs with a
Ed Brinkman tripled to the right hits over the first seven in- in last place since July 15. ing Boston to its sixth victory third-inning double to trigger
field wall and scored Detroit's nings but was lifted after Don* * in seven games. the Cleveland Indians to a 8-2
first run on a single by Gene Money beat out an infield hit Carl Yastrzemski set the victory over the New York
L a m o n t. After Ron Leflore to open the eighth. Money Sox sock stage for Evans by singling Yankees.
forced Lamont at second, Le- scored on a one-out double by BOSTON - Dwight Evans for the third time in three With the score tied 1-1 in the
flore stole second and scored George Scott, but Hiller got out belted a two-run triple in the at bats. Yastrzemski took sec- third, Bell doubled to left cen-
on Gary Sutherland's single. of the inning by striking out seventh inning, lifting the Bos- ond on a wild pitch, Rico Pe- ter to score George Hendrick,
trocelli walked and Evans un- Charlie Spikes and John Ellis.
loaded against Doyle Alexan- New York moved in front 1-0
der, 4-8. in the first inning when Roy
Marchial, making his first White scored on Graig Nettles'
appearance since he was side- sacrifice fly. The Indians tied it
lined June 5 with a back ail- in their half of the first on Ellis'
ment, replaced Boston starter run-scoring single.
Rick Wise in the fourth. Wise Jim Mason's sacrifice fly in
had to leave with a sore shout- the fourth scored the Yankees'
der. second run, but the Indians
Marichal give tip a three-run made it 5-2 in the sixth when
double to Earl Williams in the Bell scored on Oscar Gamble's
fourth but settled down to check double to right center.
the Orioles the rest of the way Frank Duffy's two-run single
and post his 241st major league capped a three-run rally for
victory. Marichal, who spent 14 Cleveland in the eighth inning.
Major League Standings
East East
w L Pet.GB W L Pet. GB
Boston 57 47 .569 _ Philadelphia 54 50 .519
Cleveland 54 49 .525 2 St. Louis 54 50 .519 -
Baltimore 52 52 .51 54 5 Pittsburgh 54 55 .476 4'
Detroit 51 53 .490 6 Montreal 49 54 .467 4'
Milwaukee 51 54 .486 6 New York 45 58 .436 8'
New York 51 54 .486 61 Chicago 44 59 .426 9"
west west
Okiand 62 44 .se - Los Angeles 69 37 .651 -
k Kansas City 53 50 .514 7 s Cincinnati 64 43 .598 5'
Chicago 552 si.50 9 Houston 5550 . 524 131
Texas 53 54 .495 9t Atlanta 54 51 .514 14''
Minnesota 51 55 .48111 S an Francisco 48 59 .449 21
California 41 65 .391 20 San Diego 44 64 .407 26
Yesterday's Results Msntreai at Phl elphia, inc.
Cleveland 8, New York 2 St. Louis at Pittsburgh, inc.
- Boston 7, Baltimore 5 Chicago at New York, pp, rain
Kansas City 4, Texas 0 San Diego at Los Angeles, inc.
atonia 3, Minnesota Cincinnati at San Francisco, inc.
erot 4, Miuwaukee Other cubs not scheduled
Oakland 3, Chicago 2 Today's Games
Today's Games Oakland (Hamilton 6-3) at Min-
New York (Matlack 9-8) at Mon- nesota (Decker 11-9).
treal (Renko 7-10). Baltimore (Grimsley 12-8) at De-
Philadelphia (Lonborg 12-10) at troit (Lolieh 11-13).
St. Louis (Siebert 7-6). Texas (Bibby 14-13) at Chicago
Chicago (Reuschel 10-8) at Pitts- (Kaat 12-7).
burgh (Reuss 10-9). Boston (Moret 5-3) at New York
Houston (Dierker 7-6) at Los An- (Medich 13-8).
geles (Messersmith 12-2). California (Ryan 13-11) at Kan-
Atlanta (Capra 10-5) at San sas City (Splitorff 10-11).
Francisco (Barr 8-5). Cleveland (Bosman 4-0) at Mil-
Only games scheduled. waukee (Colborn 6-8).

Michigan Daily

AP Photo
Ron LeFlore, certainly the most publicized rookie the Tigers have brought up in quite a while,
waits in the on deck circle for a shot at Milwaukee pitching. Ron picked up his first major
league stolen base last night, and scored from second on a single by Gary Sutherland.

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