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Work on Pass Defense

The Cracker Barrel

Let's All See
Friday Coach Fritz Crisler and his
33 Iran squad of deternmed football
SPlayers will hoard the Mercury at the
New York Central Station. At 1:39
pm the Michigan team heads for
South Bend to meet one of their
toughest foes of the year, Notre

the Team Of f

if ,it's still true that a good line is
the best pass defense, then line coach
Biggie Munn's boys will have their
work cut out for them Saturday
against Notre Dame.
The Irish have a fellow named An-
gelo Bertelli who's built up quite a
reputation completing passes against
just such strong teams as Michigan
and it's a cinch that he'll be flipping
that leather high and wide again,
Which brings us to the main point:

Michigan has a woefully weak pass
defense and they haven't yet faced
a passer with as dangerous a reouta-
tion as Bertelli's. Although Coach
Fritz Crisler has probably been work-
ing on some new wrinkles for Michi-
gan's offense in the secret practice
sessions this week, he has undoubt-
edly been giving his charges a pretty
good taste of pass defense, too.
Line Stopped Graham
That the burden of the Wolverines'
aerial defenserests on the Maize and

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Blue line isn't just ficition Against
Northwestern Julie Franks, Al Wis=
tert and the rest of the Wolverine
forward wall continually smashed
through to hurry Otto Graham's
passes. The result: Michigan had
piled up a 34-3 lead before the Wild-
cat ace could complete any aerials,
and even then it was only with the
Wolverines' second-stringers in.
It'll be the same story again Sat-
urday. Bertelli is a dangerous passer
and he has at least two fine receiv-
ers in Captain George Murphy and
Bob Dove. What's more, he'll have a
line in front of him manned with vet-
erans from the unbeaten Irish of last
fall. To sum it up, the big job that
confronts Michigan's great forward
wall Saturday is simply this: don't
let Bertelli pass.
Weber Names
Frosh Lineup
Squad Plans Tricky
Offense for Spartans
Coach Wally Weber walked off
Ferry Field at 6:15 last night with
an armful of football diagrams that
he hopes will turn the trick against
the yearling Spartans from East Lan-
sing this Friday. Those diagrams rep-
resent long hours of preparation for
State's freshman gridders who will
invade Ann Arbor with one victory
already tucked under their belt, a
13-0 triumph over Western Michi-
gan's frosh.
As he walked off the field Weber
discussed Friday's starting line-up.
Names Starting Lineup
"The way I've got it figured now
it'll be something like this," he com-
mented. "Varskin Bayarian at left
end; Jack Emerick, left tackle; Henry
Mantho, left guard; Frank Kern, cen-
ter; Kurt Kampe, right guard;
George Kreager, right tackle; Leh-
man Beardsley, right end; Dick Wal-
terhouse, left half; Bob Nussbaumer,
right half; Ralph Chubb, fullback;
and Erv Derda, quarterback. These
boys will start but there will be
plenty of others who will alternate
with them.".
Weber's boys will have a job cut
out for them in this their first fresh-
man game in 25 years. The Spartans
are said to have their strongest band
of freshmen in quite some time. With
a 200-pound line led by Frank Brog-
ger, sensational end from Saginaw,
and a 180-pound backfield, the State
Frosh have consistently given the
Varsity tough opposition.
Practice Notre Dame System
In the last week Michigan's fresh-
man gridders have been handing out
some stiff competition of their own.
They have been using the Notre
Dame system of play against the Var-
sity who it is hoped will thus become
familiar with the Irish offense. As a
result the Wolverine Frosh will go
into Friday's game masters of two
different offenses, Michigan's and
Notre Dame's. That should make
them twice as good.
A week from this Friday Weber will
take 22 of his freshman squad to
Columbus, 10., to tackle the OSU
freshmen. Thus the Maize and Blue
frosh find themselves in an odd posi
tion. All they have to do to have an
undefeated season is to win two
Phillies To-Be Sold
NEW YORK, Nov. 11.- (P)- Sale
of the Philadelphia National League
baseball club, which has been in fi-
nancial straits for several seasons and
often reported on the block, now is
certain this winter and possibly with-
in a couple of months, it was learned


N EWSPAPER writers and radio an-
nouncers all over the country are
raving about Michigan's kicking star,
Jim Brieske.
Christmas vacation is not far off.
Add these two simple facts together1
and you get,-a hundred people ask-I
ing, you the minute you hit the old
home town ... whoP
...:is Jim Brieske?
As a part of the
Cracker Barrel's .
unusually friend-
ly service we givej
you a short adul-
terated biography
of James F. Brie-
The six foot-two,
200 - pound lad,
with a golden foot
- was a little boy in
Brieske Harbor Beach. As
.he grew up he no-'
ticed pumpkins growing in a back-
yard and so he thought up the novel
idea of rolling one of the Halloween
mementoes to school with his foot. It
wasn't long before he was kicking the
pumpkins over the garage.
The man who lived next door to
the Brieske's loved pumpkins very
much and could nt bear to see lit-
tle Jim kicking thenm all the time.
One day the man saw an advertise-
ment on a billboard which read:
"Come to Michigan and you will
never stop kicking."
He showed this billboard to little
Jimmy, who got so excited that he
didn't even stop to tell his mother
and father (whom he loves very
much) that he was going to Ann Ar-
bor to attend school.
He is now doing very well for
himself and will probably tell his
parents (whom he still loves very
much) that he is at Michigan.. ..
Everywhere "Surefoot" goes to-
day it is Jim, Jim, Jim! Why
shouldn't it be Jim? It's his name--
Kuz ma, 'Evans
Have Similar
Grid Histories
Stars of Both Teams
Plagued by Injuries
Encounters between two teams,
both of which are powers in their own
leagues, are certain to bring out many
similarities, differences and peculiar
angles. No exception to this rule is
Michigan's battle Saturday with No-
tre Dame's Fighting Irish squad.
Owen "Dippy" Evans, to mention
one of the similaries, left halfback for
the Ramblers, has a record which al-
most parallels that of Tom Kuzma,
Wolverine halfback.
Last year Evans was second to none
among the Irish backs. He led the
Irish in scoring and rushing and
picked up enough yardage to make
himself good colorful material for the
sports writers.
Kuzma Matches Evans
At the same time, at Michigan,
there was a young sophomore named
Tom Kuzma, successor to Tom Har-
mon, who was proving himself not
only capable, but startlingly so. He,
too, was giving the sports writers a
field day. Copy flowed in about these
two halfbacks. They were both quick
and shifty, both certain of at least
another season of play.
Kuzma was an able, even spectacu-
lar punter, and Evans proved himself
a master at the punting game also,
when in the Irish battle with the ever
threatening Navy Cadets he managed
to use that kicking ability to such an

advantage that the apparently un-
avoidable disaster resulted in a score-
less tie.
An Even Pair
In other words everything that
Kuzma could do, "Dippy" could
match, and vice versa. They were two
very hot halfbacks with fine futures.
Come spring practice, "Dippy" hit
a snag in the shape of a knee injury
that kept him from running. That
wasn't too, bad, because there was
every reason to think that after a
summer of rest the knee ought to be
in splendid condition.
Fall practice had barely started
when both "Dippy," (for the second
time) and Kuzma, were laid up. On
September 5, Mr. Evans' trick knee
went bad on him again, and by the
end of September Mr. Kuzmna was
likewise out of commission with a
sprained ankle.
Chased by Injuries
Since that time both Tom and
"Dippy" have been chased by injuries.
Almost as soon as either of them has
gone nn the field they have had a

probably wouldn't answer if you
called him Harry anyway.
If there are any more questions you
would like ansvered, please don't
write. In war times there are things
that can't be printed. Have faith.
that's all we can say now.
* * *
TUESDAY Coach Fritz Crisler called
his first secret practice of the sea-
son. Even newspapermen who are
usually permitted to watch the Wol-
verines in their mid-week workouts
had their passes temporarily can-
This probably means that Michi-
gan will use new offensive tactics
against Notre Dame Saturday, Not
just a few new plays but something
that may even change the general
Wolverine style of play.
Whether or not they will be a suc-
cess or not depends largely on one
man - George
Ceithaml, captain: rho
and quarterback.
Ceithaml's job
has been an extra
hard one this year
because the Wol-
verines are playing
a "wide open
game." This brand
.of football means
that thesquarter-
amore plays to
learn, and that Ceithami
they are more
complicated than power plays.
"Cy" has been doing a fine job
this year, but he'll have to benat his
best Saturday if Crisler's plans are
to be a success. We feel if Ceithaml
is right the Wolverines will coast to
an easy victory, but if he's off, the
Maize and Blue are in for the worst
kind of trouble.
** *
Wolverine grid season is neither
player nor coach. He's Jimmy Kline,
manager of the squad. Ever since
practice started early. in September
Jim's been out there, the first one
around and the last one to leave.
If the squad was on a trip, Kline
was the one who-had to be one step
ahead of anyone else to see that all
was okay. If the team got hungry
Kline had to go out and hunt apples.
That's just a sample of what a foot-
ball manager has to do.
The boys on the squad think he
is doing a swell job and they want
to thank him for the many things
he has done that have indirectly
helped the Wolverines Lo success.
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