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THE MICHIGAN IiiLY

Wolverines Stress

Defensive

Play

For

Illini

Game,

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Spirit Is High
As Illini Point
For Old Rivals
By BUD BENJAMIN
Take a team playing for a coach on
the commemoration of hisa35th an-
niversary as the leader of a Big Ten
eleven-add a crowd of rabid home-
coming alumni and parents-mix u
well with one of the oldest rivalries in
gridiron history-and you have the
Illinois angle in Saturday's game with
Michigan.
Not in spirit and determination
alone, however, do the Illini stack up
as a tough hurdle. Coach Bob Zup-
pke's forces have the man power this
year despite their lone victory over
Ohio U., ties at the hands of DePaul
and Notre Dame, and a loss to In-
diana. The team averages six feet
and 191 pounds, has great potential-
ities, and may find itself against the
Wolverines on Saturday.
Typical Zuppke Flankers
The material speaks for itself. At
the ends are Joe Klemp and Bob
Castelo. Both tipping the scales at
185 pounds and standing in the six
foot area, they are typical Zuppke
flankers. Castelo is a fine downfield
pass receiver, a good blocker, and a
first rate defensive man. Klemp is
not far behind.
Probably the best of the Illini line-
men is Harry Lasater, left tackle,
standing six feet four inches and
weighing 205 pounds. He will pairup
with "Tiny" Cramer, another six foot
200 pounder.
Guards Are Named
At the guards, Mel Brewer and Dick
Fay continue the 200 pound motif,
while sophomore Jim McDonald, an
ex-tackle and a comer, is the ball-
snapper.
The quarterback will be another ex-
tackle, Jack Berner, who picked up
the blocking ability which has won
him a backfield berth during two
years of line duty. He weighs 190,
stands five feet nine inches, and does
the Illinois punting.
Wardley Threatens
The big Zuppke threat Saturday
will be left halfback Jay Wardley.
A passer extraordinary, a fine runner,'
and a kicker if needed, Wardley is
the boy for Michigan to stop.
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Varsity Works

Upon Tackling
In Heavy Drill
Kipke Emphasizes Aerial'

ASIDE LINES

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100 Plays And A Man.. .

Tactics For Big Illinois' BOB ZUPPKE, the sage of Urbana,
HomecmingGamewill be the victim of a lot of~
Homecoming Game pretty speeches this week-endiwhen
~- they'll honor him for a quarter-cen-
With the big Illini homecoming tury tenure at the Illini school. But
game but two days away no time is the praiseful platitudes will bounce
wasting away on Ferry Field these off him like rain off a tin roof. The
nights. Every afternoon finds the tart little Dutchman, with the griz-
Varsity working every minute of the zled visage and ancient chapeau,
Conference-allotted two hours per cares about only one thing right
day. now, i.e. knocking off Michigan. And
Coach Harry Kipke, utilizing every everything else can go hanged!
spare minute as he did last week when
he held lengthy sessions every after- And the Illini mentor has a pe-
noon, then held a "sneak" session in culiar football psychology, and be-
the ballroom of a Davenport, Iowa cause of it Michigan must enter the
hotel on Friday before the game, is game Saturday expecting anything
devoting much time to the polishing from a flea flicker to a one-man line.
up of fundamentals. He carries a 100 plays in his wise
Tackling Is Unsure old noodle, adding one when he dis-
Each drill this week has included cards another. And he believes in
a tackling workout as a finale to the giving his boys a lot of plays to work
day's practice. With the yearling with, even if they fail to acquire pre-
squad furnishing live game, the Var- cision and finesse. Here's his phil-
sity tacklers have been shining up osophy:'
their defensive eyes. "If you have a half dozen
It has been clearly evident that plays perfectly learned, the oth-
such tactics are not amiss, for at er team can learn six defenses
times the tackling of the Wolverines to stop 'em. But if you have a
has been sloppy and unsure. Coach flock of plays, even though not
Kipke said after the afternoon's ses- well learned, you know the other
sion that he noticed an improvement side won't have defenses for
in the tackling but he was far from them. Most touchdowns are
pleased with the showing of the team scored on imperfect plays for
in general in that department. that reason."
Blocking Featured Once while enroute for a game
Blocking again found a featured with Minnesota, Zuppke taught
place in the practice. The blocking his men a new play which won
machine, which has not been in evi- the ball game. His bag of tricks
dence for the past few weeks, was bulges with strategical artifices,
again set up on the sidelines and psychological ruses which stir
many of Line Coach Hunk Ander- young men to reach pinnacles
son's charges were putting their with their finger tips and cling
shoulders to it.r, there long enough to win.
The emphasis was, however, placed'
on backfield and end blocking, as it
has been all week. The blocking Red Grange Returns ...
weakness is most evident where open-
'field contact is necessary. Guards Among those present Saturday will
who pull out of the line on running be a red-headed fellow called
plays were also included in the drills. Grange, who once struck terror in
Pass Defense Improved Michigan's heart by scoring four
Pass defense, which has been the touchdowns in the first 12 minutes
most glaring- of the Varsity weak- of the 1924 battle. Seventy-thousand
nesses this year, has definitely im- footballunatics came to dedicate Il-
proved. With the best of Freshman linois' Memorial stadium and re-
Coach Ray Fisher's squad tossing mained to watch the 39-14 rout. In
passes from Illini formations, the Zuppke's book, Grange was the grid-
first-string secondary smothered der supreme. Potsy Clark, former De-
practically every potential receiver. troit Lions' coach, also rates a high

LISAGOR I -' -Z f
game. So coming back from IowaQ
one day, where his squad had Schwarze Paces Phi Psis b
taken a sound shellacking, the To 13-1 Win; Phi Delts,
little coach sat in a corner, silent TO1- Wi;Ph etJ
though obviously disturbed. Fin- Psi U.'s Are Victors
ally he broke the silence, "Well,
there's one consolation. We Holding off a third quarter drive
won't have to wash the uniforms and then pulling well into the lead in
Monday . . . We never even got the last minutes of the game Lambda
'em dirty."
Of such inspiration Illini foot- Chi Alpha finally won out over Delta
ball teams are born and nur- Upsilon, 9 to 5, yesterday afternoon
tured. Which is why Michigan in the I-M interfraternity speedball
takes extra precautions against tourney preliminaries held at South
them. Ferry Field.
Taking an early lead, the Lambda
Ex-Bencher Barclay . . Chi's were ahead 5 to 2 at the half.
INTERCOLLEGIATE FOOTBALL is 'Soon after the beginning of the third
one of life's most uncertain busi- quarter, the . D.U.'s put on a rally
nesses, especially here at Michigan. and pulled up within one point of the
Today you're a star; tomorrow a leaders, but were stopped there.
bench bum-and not even your best Move To Lead
friend deigns to know why. With In a last quarter spurt the Lambda
the same inexplicable suddenness Chi's again got their offensive ma-
that you galvanized into a hero, you chine into action and moved out to
lapse into obscurity, and a rough a four-point lead which they held
perch on the sidelines, oftentimes until the final whistle. Jack McLaren
with neither rhyme nor reason. was high point man with 5 points to
Take Bill Barclay, for instance. his credit.
Through three disastrous games Led by Fred Schwarz who scored
this season, he eight points for high scoring honors
squatted on of the afternoon, the Phi Kappa Psi's
easily romped over Sigma Phi Epsilon
sh kling 13 to 1. The Phi Psi's had an easy
aiercedesire time of it and were able to score at
tayercadesire will. Schwarz drove his well-oiled
pleteay forgot- scoring machine up and down the
ten i n t h e field with speed and sureness.
coaches' fran- Evans Scores High
tic haste to Following the dope sheet to the
mold a win- letter, Psi Upsilon scored an easy vic-
ner. Hewin- tory over Sigma Alpha Epsilon with a
ner. He ob- 12 to 1 win. Chuck Evans, Paul Kel-
erved OPPOS- ler, and Tommy Watkins led the Psi
ing aerial pro- U. attack, and Evans was the high
Barclay jectiles fi n d scorer of the game with 5 points to
their target with disgusting fre- his credit.
quency on the field; he ex-
perienced mental projectiles as- I-M SPORTS FOR TODAY
sailing his reason with equal
l consistency on the bench. A Independent Football
s yb4:15-Hiawatha vs. Allen House.
good man against passes, he Wolverines vs. Whirlwinds.
knew he could patch a porous Fletcher Hall vs. Green Bays.
secondary if given the chance. 5:15-Forestry Club Vs. Rumsey
So he asked for it . . . not as a ost.
House.
rookie would, for Bill was regu- Fraternity Speedball
lar quarterback last year and 5:15-Phi Delta Theta vs. Sigma
an able understudy to Bill Ren- Alpha Mu.
ner in '35. Sigma Chi vs. Theta Xi.
Against Iowa, in his seasonal de-
but, he starred on pass defense, im- GOPHERS DRILL SECRETLY
pressed as a receiver on offense. Now I
he's entrenched as a regular, a little MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 27.-(P)--The
late, perhaps, but soon enough to doors were locked to newsmen and
satisfy his belief. It's a good ex- spectators again today as University
e ample ... of Minnesota football men continued
s mwork for the Notre Dame game here
DOTS AND DASHES-Every timee special trains,
. Roland "Joe" Savilla smiles while Saturday. Twenty-five
riding alone on the train, Hercules including one from Denver, will ar-
y Renda, his roommate, suspects he's rive Friday night and Saturday, the
e thinking about his romance back in total attendance is expected to set a
t West Virginia hills . . . Savilla b'- record of around 64,000.
way, was an all-state tackle.. .So
was Milo Sukup an all-stater, in
Michigan for two years as a half- FISHOW'S WATCH
back . . . Dave Strong, who was and
the Illinois quarterback last season, JEWELRY REPAIR
will be in Memorial Stadium Sat- 347 Maynard Cor. William
urday rooting for the team he beat Watch Crystals 35c
onl that.ocaion.Af

ILLINI BACKS REHEARSE
CHAMPAIGN, Oct. 27.-'P)-Coach
Bob Zuppke had his first string back-
Feld together today for the first
sime this week as he sent his Illinois
quad through its last long drill be-
fore meeting Michigan Saturday.
Quarterback Jack Berner who has
been on the sidelines resting an in-
ured leg, teamed up with halfbacks
ray Wardley and Bob Wehrli
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Long passes and heaves to the complim'a l -
flanks were stopped cold by the Wol- Clark used to disregard signals and
verine backfield but the yearling pass- call out a back's name and say, "You
ers were able to complete several take it."
short tosses over the center of the line Zuppke is keenly observant. of the
in the zone covered by the center and creatures whocrawl through educa-
fullback. tional channels; hence he extract:
The coaches were pleased with the the maximum in effort from them
pass workout. "They didn't even com- "Football is and always has been 6
plete passes when we gave them all per cent spirit and 40 per cent abilit3
the time they wanted to get rid of the and coaching, and a big part of the
ball, and certainly those Illinois boys coach's job is to instill that spiri
won't have as much time to pick out and keep it alive," says Zuppke.
receivers when we rush them on Sat- He can be caustic, but in a
urday as we plan to do," Kipke said. way that doesn't hurt. A few'
Still trying to get his passing com- years back, they used to launder
bination to click, Kipke drilled his the football uniforms after each
passers and receivers against a sec- -~~~--- -
ynd string line-up. He feels that the Three Share Lead
reputedly strong Illinois line may slow
down the Wolverine running attack In 1-M olleybal
and that it may be necessary to take
to the air to get by the Zuppkemen.
Elmer Gedeon did not participate in Chi Psi, Phi Sigma Kappa an(
any of yesterday's rough work be- Tau Kappa Epsilon, emerged to th
cause of a strained leg muscle suf- top of the league A standings, as th
fered the day before. Danny Smick inter-fraternity volley ball seasol
handled his end post. Gedeon is got under way last night.
expected to be back in the line-up The Chi Psis downed Sigma Ph
however for the game. 15-10, 15-10 and defeated Phi Bet
Lineup Is Undecided Delta 15-12, 16-14. T.K.E. took th
There is still some doubt as to who measure of Beta Theta Phi, in thre
will fill the center slot against the games, 15-9, 14-16, and 15-11, an
'Illini Saturday. Archie Kodros and then beat Phi Sigma Kappa, 15-6 an
Capt. Joe Rinaldi have been alternat- 15-13. The same two teams wer
ing at the position but Kipke is not; also the victims of Phi Kappa Tat
decided as to the starter._ __---
Today's practice will again include
fundamental drills and the punters:
will spend some time brushing up in MICHAELS-STERN
that department. It will be the last
home practice session, since the team
is scheduled to entrain at 8:15 a.m. OF PRICE.
Friday for Champaign, Ill.
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