SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1950
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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by BOB SANDELL
Associate Sports Editor
THE WOLVERINES are apparently headed for their worst gridiron
campaign in 13 years or more, but we don't think that detracts
anything from a couple of outstanding individual achievements.
There isn't much need to mention one of them. It's the accom-
plishments and game after game consistency of Michigan's really
great fullback, Don Dufek. He is getting his share of the praise and
credit and well he deserves it. But there is somebody else who is
having just as big a year and certainly isn't getting the same recogni-
WE'RE TALKING about a big, husky 210 pound lineman who
does as his position indicates, he tackles. He is doing a pretty fair job
of it, too. So good that we think he will be an All-American some
day. If you haven't guessed by now, the gentleman under discussion
is Tom Johnson, easily the standout of the Michigan line this fall.
Tom has done the unusual this year. Unlike most of the
Wolverines he has stayed clear of any serious injury and as a
result has become one of the most valuable members of the team
as well as cne of the foremost. Against Illinois he went nearly
the whole distance, off(nsively and defensively. That's quite a
stunt in this era of tiro platoon football, when the tempo of
the game is so much more than it used to be.
Tom was up to old tricks last Saturday too., He pulled down one
of the speedy Illini backs, not from in front, but from BEHIND. He
started that neat little maneuver in the Army game and has pulled
it regularly since then, although not quite as spectacularly.
It was in the second period in that heartbreaker with the
Cadets. They were roaring down the field trying to tie the score.
Either Al Pollard or Vie Pollock, we can't remember which, broke
loose from about the 30 yard line and looked as if he was on his
way to the Wolverine goal line. From out of nowhere came
Johnson to haul down the fleeing halfback in the vicinity of the
ten yard line.
Army eventually scored anyway but the fact that a big lumbering
tackle could actually catch up to a halfback, a fast one at that, left
quite an impression on anybody that saw the game. Tom held his
own against the rugged Cadet linemen too. In fact, Jack Blott, the
Wolverine line coach, thinks Johnson is probably the best tackle in
the Conference and certainly the best that he has seen this year.
BLOTT ALSO THINKS that Johnson is better offensively than
defensively, although the two team system dictates that he be
used exclusively on defense. Tom says that he would rather be in
there when the other team has the ball, but that is probably because
he has had more experience in this respect.
Tom's improvement since he~was a freshman has been noth-
ing short of sensational. Although he was an "all-Stater" at
Muskegon Heights, he reported to Wally Weber at about 230
pounds and appeared to be too slow to be a good Big Ten lineman.
Since then Tom has shed about 20 pounds of that excess beef
and it has made a world of difference.
He's a quiet, modest individual, the kind that is always trying
to improve himself. He attributes a great deal of his success to the
coaching, but Bennie Oosterbaan says that more than anything it's
hisfine attitude that he has for the game and toward everything.
As to pulling down halfbacks from behind Tom says he is just lucky.
The Michigan State setback was probably a bitter pill for
Tom to take. He and "Sonny" Grandelus, the Spartan ace, were
teammates on their high school squad in Muskegon. This summer
Grandelius kiddingly told Tom that he was coming his way
every time he got the ball. Tom says he must have, meaning that
he had plenty of respect for the Spartan speedster after trying
to bring him to the turf for a good share of 60 minutes.
All-American possibilities for Johnson are rather slim this year.
You have to be on a winning team to get noticed by the experts, and
any of the Wolverines are going to have a hard time getting themselves
on the "dream team." That includes Charlie Ortmann and Al Wahl
who both had the necessary pre-season buildup.
Tom, however, has another year of eligibility left. With continued
improvement and a better '51 season for the team he is going to be
a hard one to keep off that coveted list of the nation's best.
AND NO ROUND ROBIN:
Top Grid Clubs Lack Stature
Of Former National Champs
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Hatchet Falls on Tribe Chief Boudreau
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ORTMANN, throwing to receiv-
ers which must be rated as in-
ferior to the Anderson, Robertson,
Gene Gedman, Don Luft combina-
tion fielded by the Hoosiers, has
amassed 462 yards, a mark that
would have been considerably
higher had he not missed two
games due to injuries and played
at partial strength in another.
Rifle - armed, D'Achille has
gained 883 yards in the air, 599
of them against Iowa, Ohio
State and Illinois.
In the. ground-gained-by-plow-
ing department, Dufek, spinning
from the Wolverines' single-wing
fullback slot, has rolled for 377
yards. Robertson, who runs out of
the left-half slot in Indiana's T-
formation, has picked up 380 yards.
* * *
HOWEVER, the Michigan run-
ner has carried 107 times, for an
average of 3.52. Robertson's 5.4
average was figured on the basis
of only 71 attempts to move with
Significantly enough, the last
two Indiana wins against Michi-
gan came as the result of effi-
cient passing as the Hoosiers re-
corded their only two consecu-
tive victories of the 17 game se-
ries in 1944-45.
In beating the Hoosiers 13 times,
and loosing only four contests, the
Wolverines have scored 416 points
to 66 for Indiana since the series
inauguration in 1900.
Two -t housand cheer leaders
from more than 210 high schools
throughout the state will be on
hand to encourage an expected 70,-
CLEVELAND -UP)- The Cleve-
land Indians yesterday hired Al
Lopez as manager for the next two
baseball seasons and fired Lou
Boudreau, Tribe pilot-shortstop for
the past nine years.
The announcement, a surprise to
everyone including Boudreau, con-
tained a statement that the In-
dians hope soon to complete a deal
placing Boudreau in another Ma-
jor League managerial job.
* * *
EXCEPT FOR three National
League clubs-St. Louis, Brooklyn
and Pittsburgh-all the major
League teams are set for pilots in
Fred Saigh, President of the
St. Louis Cardinals, denied Bou-
dreau ever was under considera-
tion for the job there. And Wal-
ter O'Malley, President of the
Dodgers, said "we have h very
high opinion of Boudreau, but
we have not contacted him."
That leaves Pittsburgh, where
Branch Rickey, new boss of the
Pirates, has called Buc Manager
Billy Meyer into a conference for
Monday. Meyer's contract has an-
other year to run, and Rickey re-
fused to say whether or not he
would serve it with the club which
finished in last place last season.
FOR THE 42-year-old Lopez, a
Major League catcher for 19 years,
the Cleveland job is his first as
managing a big league team. He
piloted the Indianapolis Indians
of the American Association since
1948, winning the pennant that
Nossalary terms were disclosed,
but Lopez will get "the highest
salary ever paid to a non-play
ing Cleveland manager," the
Roger Peckinpaugh, whom Bou-
dreau, as a "boy manager" of 24
succeeded before the 1942 season,
was the last non-playing Tribe
manager. That led to guesses Lo-
pez probably signed for around
$35,000 a year.
BOUDREAU was reported to'
have earned from $60,000 to $65,-
000 as player-manager during the
past two seasons.
Tribe President Ellis Ryan and
General Manager Hank Greenberg
agreed that Lopez had been the
only man they considered to suc-
ceed Boudreau. Since last season
ended, they said, they had not
talked to Boudreau about renewing
Hoosier Half-Back Bobby Robertson
Badger's Face Favored OSU;t
Mighty MSC' Battles Minnesota
t* e /I l ime!
COLUMBUS -(P)- If ever a
team had an incentive to upset a
favored foe, Wisconsin has it in
today's clash with Ohio State's big,
A Wisconsin win isn't probable,
the guessperts say, but should the
Badgers out-point Ohio they would
(1) practically clinch a Rose Bowl
bid, (2) wrap up at least a share
of the Western Conference Cham-
pionship, and (3) knock the Bucks
out of their ranking as the coun-
try's No. 2 team.
EAST LANSING-(AP)-The ter-
rier-like Spartans of Michigan
State college rip into a bulldog-like
Minnesota football team here to-
day, before a capacity crowd of
The Spartans, favored by 20
points over their visitors, are in
search of their seventh victory in
eight starts. Minnesota has five
defeats and one tie in six games.
*The Gophers, however, will out-
weigh the home team by as much
as 20 pounds per man in the line.
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Kovatch (C) LT
Georgeakis .. LG
Dolan ....... C
Thomas ... RG,
Bosak ...... RT
Luft ....... RE
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Robertson .. LH
Gedman .... R H
Dozier ...... FB
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MRS. BESSIE MILLER
NEW YORK-()--Barring a
post-season round robin playoff
among Army, Ohio State, Oklaho-
ma, Ketucky, California and Texas
-which seems unlikely-there will
be no National College Football
Champion this year of the stature
of last season's Notre Dame team.
Ohio State, evidently a truly
great outfit, might have won clean-
cut recognition as 1950's best if it
had not gotten the last-quarter
shakes and dropped its wild open-
er to Southern Methodist by 32-27.
Army, with perhaps as mighty
a team as that of the war years,
isn't --through no fault of its own
-playing a schedule of the caliber
demanded by the fans.
Oklahoma, winner of a record
27 straight, meets only rival of
national ranking, Texas, which it
nosed out 14-13. Kentucky with its
eight straight victories, will not
play a ranking power until it tac-
kles Tennessee in its finale. Cali-
fornia's unbeaten Bears have
feasted exclusively on West Coast
neighbors except for Penn, which
Army walloped by a wider margin
And nothing on today's schedule
promises to boost materially any
team's claim to the National
Crown. However, at Berkeley, Cali-
fornia's unbeaten Golden Bears
can virtually sew up a bid to the
Rose Bowl on New Year's Day with
a victory over UCLA.
If Cal loses, though, the Confer-
ence race may be thrown into a
three-way tie among it, UCLA and
Key Games Today
Illinois at Iowa
Minnesota at MSC
Wisconsin at Ohio State
Northwestern at Purdue
New Mexico at Army
UCLA at California (Berkley)
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