WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28, 1926,
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Spirit Mounts As
Varsity Prepares For Illinois In Fast Drill
Janke Looks On As Mates
Alter Defense To Stop
Strong Indian Offense
wo Illini Stalwarts
Frank Bissell Pities
Poor Backfield Men
Back at their chores again with
more pep than ever after a day of
rest, the Varsity gridders ran through EUGENE DYKSTRA LOWELL SPURGEON
one of the snappiest workouts of the Illinois Iiti.i
season yesterday afternoon in prep- Lowell Spurgeon, right half, and;
aration xror Saturday's game with Eugene Dykstra, take ar1woo
Coach Bob Zuppke's strong Illinois
squad the reasons why the Ilhi attack'
Coach Wally Weber and his fresh- has proven at all times a threat
men, using the Illinois plays, stole this season.f
the spotlight for the day as they ran
intricate triple shifts, quarterback O
sneaks, long passes and quick kicks bobPZu ke Oils
against the Varsity. Fred Janke Lu p i
watched the practice with his left
arm in a sling. Machine Fo
Sweet In Backfield
The Varsity lineup had Danny By CLAYTON HEPLER
Smick and Matt Patanelli at ends,
Don Siegel and Earl Luby in the "What kind of a team will Zuppke
tackle positions, "Dutch" Vandewater bring here, Wally?"
and Jesse Garber at the guards, Joe "Just the same kind of a team he
Rinaldi at the center post, and Bill always does," Coach Weber said.
Barclay, Johnny Smithers, Bob Coo- "Fast and shifty, with an emphasis
per and Ced Sweet in the backfield. tFas sittan epfss
George Marzonie, still favoring his on the passing attack, and primed for
injuries, ran through plays on the this game.
second team at an end position. A "Zup always points the Illini for
second team which had Louis Levine, about three games. Last year it was
Ed Phillips, Ed Stanton, Stark Ritchie Southern California, Northwestern
and Wally Iook in the backfield and Michigan. You know what he
worked out against the Illinois plays I did to us, he beat Southern California
later in the afternoon. and he held Ohio State to a six-point
The wide open Illinois attack which Imargin. And they're pointing for us
is featured by frequent shifts looked again.
good against the Varsity even though "They'll depend on their passing
the plays were being run by the in- ! attack more this game than anything
experienced yearlings. Cooper was else. It hasn't started clicking yet,
caught napping on two quick kicks,I but when it does it's going to be just
which by the way is one of the plays too bad for whoever faces them. And
the crafty Coach Zuppke's boys use they're apt to click Saturday. They're
most frequently. Bill Barclay looked overdue."
better on pass defense than he has Respects Illini
looked all season and he and Wally Wally has seen every game that
Hook;intercepted a good many of the Illinois has played this year with the
freshman passes and broke up most exception of their opener with De-
of their other aerial plays. Paul, and has garnered a healthy re-
Team Has 'Zip' spect for the fighting Illini. "It's a
Coach Ray Courtright and Athletic great tradition between these two
Director Fielding H. Yost spent the schools," he said, "and with both of
afternoon with the third and fourth them out to make up for their de-
squads running them through a sig- feats, it's going to be somergame.
nal drill designed to speed up their "They've got Dave Strong, the
charging. Prof. Ralph W. Aigler, sophomore signal caller, to do the
chairman of the Board in Control of punting, and his quick kicks will keep
Athltirs pronounced the work of any safety man in hot water all after-
The idol of every football fan is the
man who carries the ball and every
spectator as well as most gridders
would give a lot to be in his place.
About two years ago Coach Harry
Kipke needed fast, tough backs and
Frank Bissell, Varsity guard who
started every game last year but has
been confined to the bench this sea-
son with a neck injury, seemed to be
the man to fill the spot. His attitude,I
though voiced at the time, has just
come to light and to say the least it I
is a surprising one. "Naw, I don't
want to be a back. What's the good
in it. A back only carries the ball
about once out of every four times.
I'd rather play guard where I can get
in every play."
r Wolverine Tilt'
the ball for 45 and 50 yards and have
the pass completed. He's one to look
Old Style In
I-M Touch Football Games
Forecast Close Battle For
Four more teams in the Intramural
Department's independent touchfoot-
ball league showed their power yes-
terday in games at South Ferry Field
and forecasted a close race for the
championship. All four of the squads
shut out their opponents by scores
varying from 6-0 to 28-0.
Last year's winners and perennial
favorites, the D.D.'s, once again are
among the favorites. They beat the
Yankees 12-0, John Herring scoring
both the touchdowns. The team is
practically the same as last year
save for a change in managers, Bill
Spitzler displacing Bob Kunitz, al-j
though Kunitz is still a member of
The PRESS ANGLE
By GEORGE J. ANDROS
(Cappon Talks-Almost. Chelso Tamagno's old guard post
ALTHOUGH only a week of prac- where he used to bring theVarsity
tice has gone by Coach Cappy back to the cooling point, but it is
Cappon knows pretty well how the plenty important.
1936-37 basketball team lines up. Still Despite the prospective size of the
he won't talk about what is coming Michigan five we have the feeling!
up-but then he never would. , that speed will be emphasized more
A few things he will, however, ad-'than last year. And incidently while!
mit. That he needs a fast guard he on t sec about nd we wu
says quite willingly. Of course most like to see, we wouldn't mind it if
every one knew that anyway, but Michigan had some trustworthy re-
coming from Cappy it can almost be serves that were used to rest the first
classed as a confession. five. If not Purdue might run us
Last year's team proved that with ragged all over again.
John Townsend playing the middle of OOn i Wt
tfloor a fast man is a necessity.
Last year it was George Rudnesswho AND while we were talking to Cappy
took over the job. As a whole he about something that he didn't
( handled it pretty well. He took want to talk about we pulled out the
I Townsend's passes good enough and Ohio State basketball schedule and
made a good percentage of the shots. gave him something to change the
But the point is this. The man subject with.
out for, although he isn t the only C the team.I
passer. Strong is on the throwing, oetesTi.-ast
end of some of the short passes into Foresters Trim Varsity
the flat territory. In the highest scoring game of
"Wib Henry is utilized the greater the afternoon, the Foresters swamped
part of the time as a blocker while Varsity 28-0 on four touchdowns, two
Tony Mazieka, Leo Stasica and Ward- points after, and a safety. R. Stoker
ley are the nucleus of the running led the winners with two of the goals,
attack. Mazieka is a great man. On D. Carow followed with seven points,
six attempts in the Iowa game he and J. Bucher, the manager, with a
carried the ball 58 yards. He's fast touchdown.
and he's good. A lone goal by B. Breyer was enough
Defense Is Good for Team 1 of the J.O.E.'s to down
"As to defense, they've got two of the Cardinals 6-0 and to enable them
the best men in the Conference to to keep a lead in their league.
back up the line. El Sayre, their 180 In the fourth game on the day's
pound center, and Tom Wilson, 175 program the Wolverines beat the Nu
pound fullback, stopped the Wildcats Bates 6-0. D. Springer did the scor-
from making a larger score than they ing for the winners.
did. Those two will be making 60 D.U.'s Beat Phi Gam's
per cent of the tackles Saturday." tg
Zuppke thinks just as highly of his With all but two league champions
center as does Wally, so much so, in to be named out of six in the I-M's
fact, that he has already named him fraternity speedball division, the
the best man at his post in the Big Delta Upsilons overwhelmed Phi
Ten despite his slight build. Gamma Delta 13-8 to command a
"Do they still have their shifts and lead in their league. This game does
razzle-dazzle, Wally?" not decide the winner of this group
"Well, you couldn't ask for much as the D.U.'s have one more game to
more than what Zup has, although be played.
he isn't usinghit asmuch this year. All leagues, though in the speedball
He had one play in the Illinois-Iowa sport will have had a champion by
game that had three separate shifts the end of the week and an elimina-
before ending up in a quarterback tion tournament will start next week
sneak. They were on the six-inch- to find the first place team.
line, and they should have scored and Only two games are scheduled for
won that game. this afternoon, both being in speed-
"The first shift was to a spread ball. At 4:15 Beta Theta Pi meets
formation, then a single wing to the Chi Phi and at 5:15, Phi Kappa Tau
right and finally the play was run encounters Sigma Nu. Both eventsj
off from a balanced line with the will take place at the South Ferry
that gets the position is all set be-
;ause Townsend can make that play-
er into one of the leading scorers in
the Conference. He did it with Rud-,
ness who had never been one of the
Big Ten's outstanding shots before
and he can do even better this year.-
It is John's good fortune to be able to
make good basketball players into ex-
ceptional ones. He seems to nurse
the men that play with him along
until the team becomes a machine.
In fact we are inclined to think
that he plays better ball with a me-
diocre club than with a team of stars.
Anyway, not being in the mood for
starting such discussions, Cappy needs
a fast man and we'll let it go at that
Another thing that Cappon admits
is that he will maintain the heighthI
of the front line that marked last
year's Varsity quintet as the Michi-
gan "giants." That trio, that made
up the front line, the two Townsends
and Johnny Gee, averaged six feet
six inches and was mighty tough on
the backboard play. To keep the
average at six feet six this year Cap-
py will have to use Danny Smick, who
is at the present time playing end on
the football squad for Coach Kipke,
at the forward position which Earl
Townsend occupied last season. The
other candidates are all smaller,
though they are above the six foot
Of course it is silly to say that be-
cause he made such a statement
Cappy therefore means to definitely
use Smick at the starting forward
post. The position is wide open and
there is no question about that.
Nothing has been said as yet about
Coach Harold G. Olsen has really
given the Buckeyes something to
keep them busy before the Conference
opens. Not to be outdone by the Wol-
verine's Western trip to Seattle, he'
has scheduled the same sort of a
jaunt which calls for two games with
the University of California at Berke-
ley, one with Southern California and
one with the University of California
at Los Angeles, and enroute to the
coast two "minor" fracases with
Creighton and Nebraska.
But that is only the beginning.
Then the Buckeye boys will wend rUX
what by this time should be their I TUX
weary way back across this by no TIES
means mean continent to take on SU
New York University at Madison! STU
Square Garden on Jan. 9. With this -
easy part of their schedule under
their belt they will then dive into the
Big Ten fresh as the proverbial --
Oh, why don't we play Ohio. State
before Jan. 23! Tippy Dye, Jimmy
McDonald and the rest of them will
probably have their second wind-or
maybe even their third or fourth wind
by that time. -R.A.G.
THE ORATORICAL ASSOCIATION
the team as very encouraging."
"They've got the old zipper," hel
Johnny Smithers, Ed Phillips and
John Jordan worked on kickoffs, one
of the noticeable weaknesses in the
Columbia game, and all three got
off long high kicks. Coach Harry
Kipke and Ced Sweet ended the prac-I
tice by engaging in one of their kick-
ing duels with Hook, Ritchie, Cooper'
and Barclay on the receiving end of
the punts. Coach Kipke emphasized
the fact that the backs should start
away fast after catching the punts
and Stark Ritchie looked especially
good in this line of endeavor.
noon, and they've got Lowell Spur-
geon back. He's the placekicker, you
know, the one that beat us last year
with a 30-yard field goal, and he's
the best pass receiver in the backfield
"And they've got Jay Wardley to do
the passing. He specializes in the
long tosses, and I've seen him throw
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