FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1941 THE MICHIGAN I LY
Husky Bob Kolesar, BIruising Guard,
Proves Big Factor In Varsity Line
By ED ZALENSKI
There will be more than one po-
tential All-American made or broken
on the proving grounds of Michigan
Stadium tomorrow afternoon when
the unbeaten Wolverines battle un-
defeated Minnesota in the most ti-
tanic struggle of the year.
Bcth Head Coach Fritz Crisler and
Line Coach Clarence Munn agree that
burly Bob Kolesal. powerhouse guard
of the Michigan eleven, possesses all
the qualities of a great player-an
In the words of that grid magician,
Crisler, the Wolverine lineman is "po-
tentially a great football player." The
Michigan mentor's next words should
put fear in the hearts of future Wol-
verine foes. "Kolesar will be great,"
Crisler added, "if he continues mak-
ing progres as he lid last year and
up to date this season."
Summing up his reason for believ-
ing that Kolesar should reach great
heights in the football world, Cris-
ler said that Kolesar had-all the at-
tributes of gridiron greatness-speed,
size, quickness in action and thought
and an innate love of the game.
Hasn't Reached Peak
Line Coach Munn who is second to
no other of linemen in the c'ountry,
echoed Crisler's appraisal of Kolesar
when he declared that Bob had not
yet reached his peak.
"Last year. Bob had alternated with
sparse-haired Milo -Sukup," Mun
said, "ansd didn't hit his stride until
the final game of the season against
The manner in which Kolesar per-
sistently tore through the Buckeye
line gained for him the respect of
every Ohio gridder. His distinction
of being the only 60-minute player
of that memorable clash is proof that
it was "his day." In Munn's esti-
mation, Kolesar is a hard worker who
plays because he loves the sport.
Probably the most powerful man
on the squad, blonde-haired Kolesar
left an enviable record at John Ad-
ams High School in Cleveland, Ohio.
Upon graduation in June, 1937, Bob
could look back on three years of
successful competition in football
basketball, baseball and track.
Highlight of Bob's high school ca-
reer came in his senior yeAr whey
John Adams drubbed West Tech
19-7, for the Cleveland city title be-
fore 60,000 fans.
A quiet, unassuming fellow. Bo-
possesses the rare combination o'
great athletic, and scholastic ability
A chemistry major, he has his shar
of A's and B's during his first tw, j;
years at Michigan.
Strange as it may seem. the 195
pound, 5' 10" powerhouse is -a love:
of swing music, but only the "strict]-
solid" stuff. According to Al Wistert
Michigan tackle, Bob is "on thE:
beam" during practice when the band
is going strong.
And what does Kolesar think about
this Minnesota clash? "The Gophers
are going to be tough, but unlike'
Northwestern, they'll stress weight
instead of speed and deception. WeU
want no moral victory. The record
books don't tell the story of how
Minnesota was pushed all over the
field. They tell us that we lost, 7-6.
It's going to be different tPmorrow."
Many Sports Notables
To See Minnesota Tilt
The press box at the Stadium to-
Imorrow will look like a Who's Who of
American sports writers and broad-
casters according to information re-
ceived from Fred Delano, Athletic
Publicity Director who claims he even
has to turn down news reel com-
panies in this mass attack of footbal
Among the 275 celebrities who vil
crowd the spacious quarters of t
press box to capacity are Bill Sterr
and Ted Husing, ace sportscasters fo_
NBC and CBS respectively, and such
noted newspaper men as Stanley
Woodward, Jim Kearns, Bill Cun-
ningham, and Grantland Rice.
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Yost's Foresight Makes Huge
Football Attendance Possible
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By BUCK DAWSON
Tomorrow a record crowd of 85,753
screaming spectators will crowd into
Michigan's great sunken bowl. Few
will realize what a privilege they are
enjoying for nearly half of them
could not see the game except for
the forethought of Fielding Yost.
In 1925 our old Ferry Field was
still in use. It could seat 45,000 spec-
tators, and was one of the biggest in
the country, but Y'ost still wasn't
satisfied. "We need one twice as big,"
said the 'Grand Old Man.' "Yost is
a maniac," said many ordinarily
sensible people when he began cam-
paigning to make his dream a reality.
Yost ins Out
As usual, however, Yost wp the
skeptics over, and in the same year
30 acres of land were purchased in
a half sunken bowl at the top of
Main Street. In 1926 the excavation
began, and the following year the
stadium was completed at a cost of
$1,250,000. In 192 the' OhiodMate
game drew 85,088: people, and Yost
had once again proved he was right.
Now, 15 years after the first game
was played in the stadium, a capacity
crowd of 85,753 is a reality. Yost has
scored again. Thirty-five miles from
the nearest large city he has dared
build the coun-try's largest college-
The electric scoreboards,Clike Qe
stadium, are the ecmal of any. . Cre-
ated by a student, then in school
here, they have been copied by major
The press box too is superb. To-
morrow 275 celebrities, including Bill
Stern and Ted Husing, will crowd
into the spacious quarters called by
many the best football press box in
The most important feature of the
stadium, however, is neither the size
nor the accessories, but the seating
arrangement. No pillars, suburban
bleachers, or running tracks obscure
the view in this' architect's dream.
A perfect oval, the stadium slopes
upward at an angle which eliminates
any bad seats.
Yes, everybody said Yost was crazy,
but how many would think so now?
They wouldn't think so if they could
have seen that line outsidel of Harry
Tillotson's ticket office Monday.
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