TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1934 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Coach Kipke To Drill Football Brains' Into Squad This
On Group Of 15
Regeczi, Jennings, Aug,
And Sweet At Positions
In First String Backfield
The apparently weary task of pre-
paring for the Georgia Tech game
after two successive disastrous de-
feats was begun yesterday for the
Varsity gridders as Oach H'arry
Kipke sent his squad through the
longest kicking drill on record.
However grim the situation ap-
peared on the surface, the squad re-
flected the attitude that "nothing is
seriously wrong" as it carefully went
about ironing out its many faults.
The lack of spirit and organization
which characterized the State game
was not the defect in the Chicago
game and Coach Kipke's statement to
the squad yesterday that the chief
fault was simply "a lack of football
intelligence" indicated the grounds
upon which the squad would proceed
for at least the next week.
Calling the squad together yester-
day Kipke told them that "Michigan
teams, however poor in other depart-
ments, have always been 'smart' and
smart teams get the breaks because
'smart' teams make their own breaks"
"We haven't had the breaks," he
said, "because we haven't made
Backfield Problem Solved
The program for at least the next
week will be a concentration upon a
squad of about 15 men in whom the
necessary features of "football intel-
ligence" as Kipke sees it will be
That squad will be composed of the
team which started against Chicago
last week, with the several immediate
substitutes. Kipke yesterday indicated
that he was almost certain as re-
gards his first-string backfield, which
has been the major problem in the
Wolverine camp since the beginning
of the season.
The first string backfield as Kipke
sees it at the moment would be com-
posed of Ferris Jennings at quarter-
back, John Regeczi and Vincent Aug
at the halves and Cedric Sweet at
fullback. Russ Oliver would be the
first replacement, at quarterback in
place of Jennings.
Kipke was highly impressed with
the showing of Whitey Aug in the
Chicago game and concedes that the
blond Cincinnati Sophomore has vir-
tually clinched a starting berth.
Has Faith In Jeniings
Although Jennings failed to show
to advantage as a defensive quarter-
back, as did Regeczi who assumed
that position when Jennings left the
game, Kipke believes that the 140-
pound Ann Arbor sophomore has the
makings of a star and it is almost cer-
tain that Jennings will remain at
That Kipke does not attempt to
minimize the many mechanical faults
of his squad, however, is indicated
by the long kicking drill through
which he sent his squad in an attempt
to improve the work of his defensive
With Regeczi, Oliver and Sweet
kicking, Jennings, Triplehorn, Aug
and Regeezi alternated onthe re-
ceiving end of the punts. Poor han-
dling of punts was one of the most
noticeable features of the Chicago
game, and it was in that department
that yesterday's drills were concen-
Jennings appeared at a decided ad-
vantage over the other safety men
working on the punt receiving yester-
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Victory I n Defeat
AFTER TWO of the most overwhelming defeats in history Michigan's
football team is now definitely on the ;upgrade and the spirit among the
student body is far better than it has been in the two preceding national
That a lean year is definitely upon us can no longer be denied but I
feel safe in saying that Coach Kipke's position is stronger right now than it
was a year ago. People were taking cracks at Kipke then-probably
because he had been so phenom3nally successful. They were calling him
"Michigan's publicity man," saying that he left his team after the Illinois
game to ride back to Ann Arbor with Ford officials in a special car, and that
he didn't have backbone enough to bench two star players who had, allegedly,
been seen drinking in a roadhouse.
A losing team means a very definite financial loss to Kipke, because
you can't sell magazine articles or radio broadcasts unless your team
is at, or near the top. But Kip came onto the practice field last night
smiling, and telling correspondents that Michigan would beat one of
the "big boys" (Illinois, Ohio State, or Minnesota) before the season
was over. Even the campaign among publicity-seeking organizations
to be appointed head coach for the Georgia Tech game has strengthened
Kipke's position with 99 per cent of the students.
The situation is the same among the alumni, T. Hawley Tapping reports.
Many of the grads realize, Tapping says, that a few defeats are going to
improve the spirit behind the team, both on the campus and in Alumni
organizations throughout the world.
I can say with perfect confidence that Kipke could lose every game
this year and not have one demand made for his head. I will say with equal
confidence that Michigan won't lose every game this year. And when they
win the first one there'll be real rejoicing among the student body.
Phil Diamond and Art Van Duren, German instructors who have been
around here for many football seasons were talking about the lean years last
night. They told how a thoroughly disgusted student body watched the 1929
team lose three straight Conference games then went wild when the team
took a hair-raising 14 to 12 victory from Harvard, beat Minnesota 7 to 6 and
fought Iowa to a scoreless tie in the final game of the season.
THEN Diamond went into the cobwebbed recesses of his mind to recall
the 1919 season when Michigan won only one Conference game.
The Wolverines took their two warm-up games easily, then lost to Ohio
State. It looked like a rout when Northwestern ran up 13 points in
short order in the fourth game. But Yost's boys came back to chalk up 16
points of their own and score one of the biggest upsets of the days when
.upsets in football were rare. That one game was enough to satisfy the
students and nobody cared much when they lost the next three.
With Michigan playing markedly better ball last Saturday than they
did a week before there is reason to believe they will win at least two, maybe
three or four, before the curtain is finally rung down Nov. 24. t
This is beside the point, but too good to be left untold: Tod Rockwell
wrote a very learned critique of the Michigan-Chicago game for his Detroit
paper yesterday, saying that Michigan lost because her backs were not meet-
ing Berwanger and Bartlett at the crossroads - where good defensive backs
are supposed to meet good offensive ball-carriers. Rockwell, it seems, should
know all about the matter, since he failed to meet Red Grange at the cross-
roads on four occasions when playing half for Michigan during the 1924
season. Grange scored four touchdowns around Tod and Illinois won, 39 to 14.
Strong Foe In
Southerners Reputed To
Have Good Running And
According to Coach Frank Cappon,
who scouted the Georgia Tech-Vand-
erbilt game two weeks ago, and the
Tech-Duke game last Saturday, Har-
ry Kipke's Varsity will be opposed
Saturday by an eleven armed with a
passing attack as formidable as the
one Michigan State presented in the
season opener and with a runing at-
tack that will recall the goalward
jaunts of Berwanger, Bartlett and
company last Saturday.
Georgia Tech has played three
games, downing Clemson 12-7, losing
to Vanderbilt 27-12 and also to Duke
20-0. All four of Vanderbilt's touch-
downs were scored via the pass route.
The first two came when Tech play-
Play At Chicago Wins Him Backfield Position
Cappon Not On
day, and while not so fast or flashy
as Triplehorn, his relaxed form gave
him a decided edge.
Kipke will drill his squad lightly
throughout the week, he said yester-
day, adding that "the rough stuff was
for last week."
Renner In Uniform
Bill Renner was in uniform yester-
day for the first time since he suf-
fered. his fractured ankle, but Kipke
said there was "no chance" of the
brilliant passer's getting into the Tech
game. Renner, however, will be en-
tirely fit for the Illinois game the
following week, Kipke said.
Mike Savage and Willard Hilde-
brand were the only Wolverine grid-
ders reporting major injuries after
the Chicago game, but both will be in
shape for the Georgia Contest.
Savage reported on injured leg and
Hildebrand bore a bad wound where
he had been cut by cleats, but neither
injury was serious enough to prevent
either from playing Saturday.
Bacliman In Quest
Of Scoring Punch
EAST LANSING, Oct. 15 -P)-
Charley Bachman, of Michigan State,
today started a quest for a better
scoring punch in his eleven as prep-
arations opened for the Manhattan
game to be played at Ebbets Field
in Brooklyn Saturday.
Only three days of practice re-
mained on the home field as Bach-
man ordered a light workout for his
first team and a scrimmage for the
reserves. Scrimmages also will be
in order Tuesday and Wednesday
but Bachman indicated the punish-
ment will not be so heavy for his first
The Michigan State coach was not
as strong in the praise of his team
after its 13 to 0 victory over Carnegie
Tech as he was the previous week
after the Michigan victory. He ex-
pected to spend a great deal of time
the next three days on individual as-
signments checking up on the mis-
takes against Carnegie.
The game with Manhattan will be
the first of a group of long inter-
sectional jaunts for the Spartans.,
Basketball practice open to all
men eligible for Varsity competi-
tion will begin this evening at 7:30
at the Intramural Building. Candi-
dates must bring their own equip-
For Next Year
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 15 -(I')- Frankie
Frisch, who drove the madcap Card-
inals to the National League pen-
nant and a World Series triumph over
Detroit's Tigers in his first full year
as a manager, today quietly signed
a contract to lead the club again in
The signing, which followed brief
conferences with President Sam
Breadon and Vice President Branch
Rickey, was a mere formality. Both
Breadon and Rickey had said the
old "Fordham Flash," still a spry
second baseman after 16 years of
National League campaigning, would
be back next year.
Terms of the contract, which will
run for one year, were not announced
and Frisch said they would not be dis-
One of the greatest infielders of
modern baseball, Frisch jumped di-
rectly from the Fordham campus to
the New York Giants, and came to
St. Louis in the winter of 1926-27 in
a trade which sent Rogers Hornsby
to New York. In the middle of the
1933 campaign he relieved Gabby
Street as manager of the Cardinals.
With the formality of signing Frisch
out of the way, club officials planned,
as usual to wait until about the first
of the year before starting negotia-
tions with the rest of the players.
Negotiations with the pitching
brothers Dean - Jerome Herman
(Dizzy) and Paul (Daffy) -are, of
course, expected to attract the major
It was erroneously stated in The
Daily Sunday that Coach Frank-
lin Cappon was on the Michigan
bench Saturday when the Wolver-
ines were defeated by Chicago,
Cappon, instead, was scouting
the Georgia Tech-Duke game, and
his "record" of not having seen
Michigan lose since 1929 remains
ers batted passes into the hands of
Vanderbilt men while trying to knock
the passes to the ground. The next
came on a pass interception and the
last was scored on a long pass.
A big rugged line and a fast hard
driving backfield are Tech's main as-
sets. Michigan's Jennings will have
a rival Saturday for lightweight hon-
ors in Roberts, Tech quarterback,
who tips the scales at 138 pounds.
Morton and Ferguson, regular half-
backs of the Georgia aggregation,
weigh 180 and 176 respectively while
Phillips, the hard plunging fullback,
weighs an even 200 pounds.
Roberts, Phillips and Morton are
all excellent passers while Phillips is
one of the outstanding backs in the
south. Added to his plunging ability
is the fact that he is the best blocker
in the backfield and one of the best
in the southern conference. Williams,
210 pound lineman, also stands out
as one of the south's best tackles.
Tech uses a 6-2-2-1 defense and
most of its offensive plays are of the
spinner type, with reverses and fakes
also playing a large part in their
Hockey Season To Open
In Detroit November 8
DETROIT, Oct. 15. - Detroit's
hockey season will open Nov. 8, when
the Olympics meet the Windsor Bull-
dogs, their old rivals, in an Interna-
tional League battle at the Olympia.
The game will precede by three days
the game between the Red Wings and
the Boston Bruins, which will open
the National League season.
Most of the Olympics home games
this season will be played on Thurs-
days, 12 games being scheduled for
Thursday nights. Six home games will
be played on Tuesdays, three on Sun-
days and one on a Monday.
John Ross Roach arrived in camp
yesterday, but did not participate in1
the workout with the Olympics and
Red Wings. He will get down to work
today when the players hold their
first drill on the ice and will start
the season in the goal for the Wings,
Manager Jack Adams indicated.
'Red' Phillips Marries
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 15 -(P)-
Clarence Lemuel (Red) Phillips, of
Oklahoma, a six-foot, four-inch De-
troit Tiger rookie, beat "Schoolboy"
Rowe to the altar, he disclosed here
"Red" announced he and Miss Viv-
ian Cromwell, of Ada, Okla., a sweet-
heart of Phillips' college days at East
Central Oklahoma Teachers, were
married here Oct. 5. Rowe married'
Miss Edna Mary Skinner on Oct. 11.
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BIG TEN STANDINGS
W L Pct.
Illinois .............1 0 1.000
Chicago.............1 0 1.000
Iowa ................1 0 1.000
Ohio State ...........1 1 .500
MICHIGAN ..........0 1 .000
Indiana...........0 1 .000
Northwestern.. ....0 1 .000
Wisconsin..........0 0 .000
Purdue ..............0 0 .000
Minnesota ...........0 0 .000
Heekin, Ohio State Star,
Tops Big Ten Scorers
CHICAGO, Oct. 15. - (0P)- Dick
Heekin, of Ohio State, with three
touchdowns in two games, led the Big
Ten individual scoring race today.;
Heekin's 18 points was three points
better than the total piled up by Jay
Berwanger, of Chicago, who led the
Maroons to their startling 27 to 0 vic-,
tory over Michigan Saturday.
Vincent "Whitey" Aug appears to have gained a regular place in the
Michigan backfield, following the disappointing Chicago game. Aug
was the only Wolverine back who could gain either appreciably or con-
sistently. He is from Cincinnati and is a sophomore, coming to Michigan
after a year at Notre Dame. Ned Bartlett, Maroon halfback, was the
only player in Saturday's game to gain more yards per attempt than
Aug. "Whitey" is also a fair passer, but with Renner returning soon
will probably get very little chance to demonstrate this ability.
Heekin, h.b., O.S.U..
Berwanger, h.b., Chi..
Boucher, h.b., O.S.U..
Bartlett, h.b., Chi. ...
Crayne, f.b., Iowa ...
G TD PAT TP
.2 3 0 18
.1 2 3 15
.2 2 0 12
.1 2 0 12)
.1 2 0 12
Hillsdale On Top In
With only Albion and Kalamazoo
meeting last week in an M.I.A.A.
game little change was made in the
standings of the association and Hills-
dale remains the team to beat for the
With the ruling that provides for
a half game won and lost on ties the
Dales are now the only team with a,
Redskins Ne xt
DETROIT, Oct. 15- The Boston
Redskins, headed by Pug Rentner,
Eriy Pinkert, Gyp Battles, Angel
Brovelli, Harold McPhail, Doug Wy-
coff, Steve Hokuf and Teti Wright,
who make up the most powerful and
versatile backfields in post-graduate
football, will arrive here Tuesday af-
The Redskins will clash with the
Detroit Lions, undefeated and un-
scored upon to date, in the Lions'
third home game of the National
Football League season at the Univer-
sity of Detroit Stadium Wednesday
night at 8:15.
The Redskins gave proof of their
offensive strength Sunday when they
rolled up 39 points against the Pitts-
burgh Pirates, who until they en-
countered the Warner-Kerr system
as used by Lone Star Dietz, the Bo -
ton mentor, had an excellent defensive
Rival Best In Defense
When the Lions prevented the
Philadelphia Eagles from passing
their 32-yard line, and finished a
fourth game unscored upon, they were
established as one of the League's
finest defensive teams of any year.
Wednesday night's battle is one be-
tween the best offensive team in the
National Football League, the Red-
skins, and the best defensive club,
the Lions. The odds favor the Red-
skins because of their backfield.
One of the great names in West-
ern Conference football is Pug Rent-
ner, Northwestern's former All-Am-
erican back, now making his pro de-
but. Rentner is a superb blocker,
a fine defensive player, in addition to
his ability to tote a ball.
Erny Pinckert, captain of the Red-
skins, is termed the spark-plug of
the Boston team. A former Univer-
sity of California star, Pinckert is
rated beside Father Lumpkin, of the
Lions, one of the best blocking backs
in the League.
Two 45-Yard Runs
Sharing honors is Cliff (Gyp) Bat-
tles, the unanimous choice of the
National Football League for right
halfback position in 1933, his first
year of post-graduate football. Bat-
ties is one of the fastest men in the
League, shifty and elusive. Against
the Pirates last Sunday Battles twice
dashed 45 yards for touchdowns.
Calling signals for Rentner, Pinck-
ert and Battles will be Steve Hokuf,
a red-headed giant from the Univer-
sity of Nebraska.
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This week-end will find Albion
needing a victory over Hope to stay
in the race. The Wooden Shoes have
not been beaten in or out of the
M.I.A.A. Alma meets a stubborn
Kalamazoo college team at Kalama-
zoo in the Hornets homecoming and
it looks like the last title prospect for
the loser of this fray. Hillsdale plays
Wayne University at Hillsdale and will
FROM COLLEGE TO MAJORS
Four former Big Ten pitchers were
signed by big league clubs last sum-
mer. They are Wistert of Michigan,
Wilshere of Indiana, and Harris and
Lagger of Northwestern.
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