Blott Calls Desire
Key to Linemen
By CARL 'RISEMAN
You're a Big Ten line coach, how
do you pick your linemen?
Jack Blott, veteran Michigan
line coach, summed up his
thoughts in one word, "desire."
"Given two players with equal
physical ability, the one factor
that will determine position on the
squad will be desire-to play, to
learn, and to win," Blott elabor-
Blott has been coaching the core
of the Michigan line for over thirty
years, the guards and tackles.
This Year's 'Core'
The first string "core" of this
year's line consists of Jim Orwig at
left tackle, Larry Faul at left
guard, Mary Nyren at right guard
and Jim Davies at right tackle.
These four players, along with
the center, are responsible for the
offensive blocks that open the holes
for the backfield to run through.
On defense they are expected to
stop the rushes of the opponents.
0youspeeu, sze, enuurance, strengh
l1hree and coordination.
Coordination is needed by a good
blocker and tackler, speed for
and endurance for the contact o:
downfield blocking, and strength
the scrimmage line.
Blott proudly remarked that his
line was able to execute all these
Yesterday at practice, the line
By BARRY COOPER under the tutelage of Blott under.
This year's edition of the Na- took preparation for the forth-
tional Basketball Association has coming Indiana game in the con-
gotten off to a very exciting start. fines of Yost Feld House to escape
In the Eastern Division, the Bos- the inclement weather,
ton Celtics are off to the biggest Later in the practice, the whole
lead any team has ever had, squad practiced on Ferry Field
With their 10-0 record they are the line going through defensive
threatening to run away with the plays while the backfield went
division race before the season is through offensive drills.
a month old.
This amazing start is a result of
the great playing of Bill Russell, - jj -%
Bill Sharman, and Bob Cousy. n R d
Russell Top Rebounder
Russell leads the league in re- P r
bounds with a 23.4 average per
game. He is also fifth in scoring
and third in field goal percentage.
Sharman, with 205 points, is
second only to Neil Johnston (215) A survey of Big Ten footbal
in the scoring race. Bob Pettit of statistics to date finds Jim Pace
St. Louis is third with 188 points, among the leaders in all offensive
but he has played one less game. categories except passing.
Sharman is fourth in both field Pace is second in the Big Ter
goal percentage and free throw scoring race with a total of 3(
percentage. points. Don Clark, who tied a
Cousy Team's Playmaker conference record with four touch-
Cousy, who has missed two downs against Northwestern, leads
games, is in fifth place in assists. the Big Ten with 48 points.
The leaders, Maurice Stokes of The statistics show that Pace is
Cincinnati, Jack McMahon of St. probably the most versatile back
delphia, are only four ahead of in the conference. He is fifth ir
delphia are only four ahead of rushing with 292 yards and third
him at 37. in pass receiving with tgn catches
Johnston is also the leader in for 108 yards. And, with his greal
field goal percentage with Ken speed, he also ranks fourth in puni
Sears of New York second. The returns.
surprising leader in free throws is The accurate passing of Jim Var
Ron 5obie, also of New York. Pelt and Stan Noskin give Michi-
The Western Division is shaping gan the most effective passing
up to be a three team race. St. attack in the Big Ten. They havt
Louis, Cincinnati and Detroit all comilleted 53 per cent of their
seem to have teams capable of passes.
winning the title. It looks as if Van Pelt's sensational effort
Minneapolis will be buried deep in against Illinois in the last period
the cellar if they don't start. soon. of play boosted him to fourth
Montreal Beats Toronto, 4-2
By The Associated Press
TORONTO -- The Montreal keep the Rocket out of action at
TOROTO -TheMontealleast a month.
Canadiens last night defeated the l .
Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 in a Na- Iangers Tie
tional Hockey League game, but NEW YORK - Former Ranger
lost the services of Maurice Ron Murphy drilled a low, sizzling
(Rocket) Richard and Don Mar- chop past sub goalie Marcel Paille
shall for an indefinite period be- at 4:20 of the third period last
cause of injuries. night that gave the Chicagc
Maurice Richard, the oldest Blackhawks a 2-2 tie with New
man in the league at 36 and the York in a hotly-contested Nation-
leading scorer of the season in the al Hockey League game in Madi-
NHL with 23 points, cut the Achil- son Square Garden.
les tendon above his right heel Murphy's goal, his third of the
when he fell after taking a sec- season, was set up by rookie
ond period shot. It appeared as Bobby Hull.
though he fell on his left skate
blade. NHL STANDINGS
The Toronto team doctor said w L T Pts.
the injury was serious enough to Mal to x x,
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