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PRESS PASSES

Michigan Nears Peak Form For N.

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By BUD BENJAMIN

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Wildcat T ackle Awaits Wolverines

Diary Of A Football Coach. . .
THERE ARE two prerequisites for membership in the Football Coaches
Association. First, you must have some knowledge of this business of
"agitating an inflated ball," as one old college president called it. Secondly,
you must be a pessimist.
The latter attribute is not so easy to attain as you may think. One mustj
have a flair for the drama and a very realistic outlook on life. One must be
a "poker face." Such near-empotional displays as lip twitching, eye wrinkling,
and teeth showing indicate an inadequate, knowledge of the ethics of the
profession.
A giggle is heresy. A laugh is just cause for disbarment. Only one
belly laugh has ever been recorded, that one emanating from dour Dr.
Jock Sutherland of Pittsburgh, Pa. The doctor happened to remember
one day that he had a breather with Carnegie Tech on Saturday, and it
struck him so funny he became quite hysterical. His standing among his
colleagues has suffered because of this faux-pas. In the eyes-of some of
them he is a boor.
Now Fritz Crisler of Michigan, a member in good standing, has lived up
to the by-laws of the organization admirably this year. Crisler, by his own
admission, has felt happy exactly 17 hours since practice started. This brief
span of unholy revelry came between the close of the Michigan State game
and Sunday morning when Crisler met his scouts. Since then here's his
diary:
Oct. 3-8: Worried about Chicago's spread formations and weight
advantage.
Oct. 8-15: Worried that the 45 to 7 Michigan victory over the Maroons
might make his squad over-confident. Also Minnesota loomed ahead.
Oct. 15-22: Joined his entire squad feeling unhappy about Minnesota
loss. Worried about Yale-something his squad failed to do.
Oct. 22-Nov. 5: Worried before Illinois and Penn games because
his squad had been living off of their Minnesota clippings. Very angry
and vexed over Penn's two last minute scores. ,
' Nov. 5-10: Worried about Northwestern.

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Stress Kicking
In Preparation

Kromer, Former Team-mte,.
Will Test Bonds Of Friendship

F or W ildcats By HERB LEV Imatterof the past. Paul now prefers
Ohio's most feared schoolboy pass- such men as Tom Harmon, Danny
Janke, Myer Out Of Drills ing combination of 1935 will hold a Smick and Ed Frutig as his receivers,
reunion Saturday afternoon in the and Jay is content to snare the tosses
With Injuries; Neither Stadium. of Jack Ryan and dusky Bernie Jef-
r . ConPaul Kromer was the passer, Jay ferson.
T'o Miss Big Contest Laskay the reciver, who brought Saturday the ex-teammates hook-
their Lorain eleven the champion- up on the opposie sides of the grid-
The precious punt after touchdown ship of the Cleveland district, and iron, in the game which may decide
was the cause of many heartaches lestablished themselves as the two the Big Ten Title, Kromer, as half of
among Michigan followers after the foremost citizens of a football mad Michigan's highly publicized 'Touch-
great Minnesota game. Yesterday in cown, as they won all-state honorsT
practice Coach Crisler placed his their exploits. tern's mighty fullback.
squad in front of the goalposts and New Buddies Pursue Different Courses
then had various players attempt to Three years later finds Kromer still After completing their high school
make that extra tally. tossing footballs. Laskay still nab- f careers, the two boys pursued differ-
In these practice shots Fred Trosko bing them, but the combination is a ent coursesWhile big Jay immedi-
In~~~~~tl ehsmrbac htsFe rok ore on iog areer-
made the best record while Jack atl embarked on his college career,
Brennan, Dan Smick, Jack Meyer, Expect Record Crowd and won himself a place in the Wild-
and Vince Valek turned in satisfac- cat backfield as a sophomore last fall,
tory pemanes Dae n and Against Northwestern little Paul decided to serve another
Paul Kromeralternated in holding year of apprenticeship. Stopping at
the ball. The Michigan Stadium attendance Kiski Prep en route to Michigan
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Bob Voigts, regular tackle, will be one of the four Northwestern
players who will play the last Big Ten game of their careers against the
Wolverines on Saturday. A 60 minute player for the past two seasons Bob
will make a final effort in the Stadium to show to the fans that he de-
serves the right tackle position on the All Conference squad.
Comparative Statistics-Michigan Is. Northwestern

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Crisler's reputation has been challenged by a Mr. Earl Martineau, how-
ever. Mr. Martineau coaches Michigan's backs. He reports:
"We've been doing this for six years now, and I'm the most pessimis-
tic of the bunch. I never commit myself. Our team looks bad to me
from early September until the end of November."'
I wonder if one of my profs ever coached a football team?

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From this type of practice the team record is at stake Saturday. IK
went into a punt formation and "I anticipate a sell-out crowd," h
worked' on their downfield kicking. Harry Tillotson, Michigan's ticketu
Fred Trosko got off better than av- manager, said last night. So if the
erage punts as did Norm Purucker,,stadium officials and boy scouts can t
Strong and Kromer. pack a few extra fans into the arena,a
Janke On Sidelines the official attendance record of 85,- p
Although he failed to take part in 753' which was set in 1929, may bed
today's workout Capt. Fred Janke will wiped off the books.se
be ready for Saturday's game with and once more the turnstiles are
tart ildcats. In order tobee n tclicking like in days of yore. In 19274
said it would be necessary to keep the stadium was filled three times and
on the sidelines for another day. at 1929 ic ateaThe recodth latte
Jack Meyer alternate quarterback year when Al Holman passed to All-
for Forest Evashevski reported with American Wesley Fesler for the only
a bad knee. However when game score as Ohio won 7 to 0.
time comes the sophomore back will
be ready for Northwestern.A ,nof AL
As yet the starting fullback has A vaed assortment
not been selected. Ed Phillips, a
senior, and Howard Mehaffey, a S. Main
sophomore have been alternating at
this position. The rest of the back- 322 A
field will take shape with Evashevski
at quarterback while Tom Harmon Annarbor's Fors

Kromer stayed long enough to lead
his teammates to an undefeated,
untied season in 1936,
Buddies in basketball, baseball,
tennis and track at Lorain, as well
as on the gridiron, the pair have been
pals since they were kids, but Satur-
day, they'll try to forget they've
ever seen each other before.
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CLARENCE MUNN worries about Michigan's line. He is an inveterate pessi-
mist, but besides this, he is psychic.
In the Pennsylvania game, the Quakers were back on their own one yard
line in the second quarter. Frank Reagan dropped back in short punt forma-
tion.
"Watch Siegel block this kick," Munn whispered to manager Phil
Woodworth sitting beside him.
He did.
A few minutes later Penn was deer in their, own territory once more.
Again Reagan dropped back to kick. Again Munn turned to Woodworth:
"Watch Kromer return this for a touchdown," he muttered.
He did.
Later in .the game, swami Munn just missed his shot Michigan was on
the Penn 47, and Woodworth was scratching his scalp and the bristles
thereupon. Mused Munn:
"Kromer's about due for another touchdown run on this play."
He missed by six yards, strutting 41 yards before he was run out of
bounds on the Penn 6.
After practice last night I walked into the locker room with Mr. Munn.
I maintained a respectful silence.
"Well, we're the underdogs this week," he mused as we entered the
Field House door.
I almost slipped. I was about to ask him who would win this Staurday
when it suddenly struck me. Wouldn't the swami be silly letting the cat out
of the bag on Wednesday? I'll ask him at 5 p.m. Saturday if he had the
dope.
PICKUPS: Don't believe this chatter about the Big Ten sending football
representatives out to the Rose Bowl . . . It will be sidetracked at the
Dec. 2 meeting in Chicago despite its money-making guarantee . . . Recom-
mended light reading:- Leo Fischer's piece in Esquire about the men in the
press boxes . . . After being soundly thrasled by the sports staff last week,
the editorial employees have mustered enough courage to challenge the busi-
ness staff this Sunday.
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MICH.
First downs .................. 71
Net gain rushing ............ 1246
Net gain passing .............488
Net total from scrimmage .... 1743
Forward passes attempted ...... 88
Forward passes completed ......36
Forward passes intercepted by .. 10
Punting average (scrimmage) .. 36
Fumbles....................12
Ball lost on fumbles ........... 6
Yards penalized .............225
Score total..................113

OPP.
45
403
675
1078
119
51
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N. U.
88
1244
407
1651
73
27
13
34
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OPP.
44
609
279
888
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NORTHWESTERN
,an State ... 0 21 Kansas State....
;o ,........... 7 33 Drake ............
sota .........7 0 Ohio State ........
.13 13 Illinois ............
......... ... 0 6 Minnesota .........
'lvania .......13 13 Wisconsin .........

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and Paul Kromer will take over the
halfback posts.
Coach Crisler concentrated on the
perfection of plays which will get
their first taste of battle against the
Wildcats. Today there will be a
lengthy drill but actual contact work
will not be used.
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AVERAGE WEIGHTS
Mich. N. U.
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Senators Cop Play-Off Berth
By Defeating Do ugh Boy's 12-0

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By virture of a smashing 12 to 01
victory over the Dough Boys, at South
Ferry Field yesterday afternoon, the
Senators captured the Division 1,
championship of ,the Independents'
touch football league, and thereby
earned the right to combat in the
touch football title playoff series to be
held next week.
The winners lost little time in scor-a
ing their first touchdown. On the
first play after the opening kickoff,
lineman "Bud" Londy of the Senators
:ecovered a Dough Boy fumble, and
on the next play, Barney Wahl went
'over for the initial tally.
Wahl also registered the second
touchdown of the encounter when he
caught Frank Jankowski's 25-yard
pass -in the end-zone in the last quar-
ter of the tilt.
With the Has Beens already having
copped the championship of Division
2, the last of the three league titles!
will be decided this afternoon when
the Forestry team plays the Wolver-
ines.

the victory, 7-2, in yesterday's lone
speedball match,
The first half, featured by largely
defensive play, found Psi. Upsilon out
in front by the score of 3-2 but from
then on the Phi Kaps were unable
to tally again. Their opponents,
though were not idle, for Harry Cal-
cutt put a drop kick over the bar for
two points and John Chapman and
Tom Watkins each pushed over a
point to put the game on ice. The
scores for the losers were made by
Art Bartholomew and Grey Nelson.

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