18 Sept 1957
Size, Experience and Cox Mark Gophers By JERRY LISKA MINNEAPOLIS UP) — A Big Ten football championship team seems to be brewing at the University University of Minnesota with such ingredients as impressive size, exceptional experience and fiery quarterback Bobby Cox. However, Coach 'Murray Warmath Warmath fends off suggestons h i s dethrone arch-rival Iowa with the comment: "People are looking into our kitchen, but they don't see what goes into the apple pie." He may have in mind an unprecedented unprecedented Big Ten conference schedule of eight games in which the Gophers meet every other member except Ohio State. But this senior-dominated Minnesota Minnesota club which marks the first full harvest of Warmath's four- season Gopher regime is virtually virtually the same,team which finished in a second-place conference tie with Michigan last fall. Warmath concedes that Cox, a daring, talented split T quarterback, quarterback, is a potential All-America and that this is his most experienced experienced Minnesota team. The Gophers are two deep in lettermen at every position except left half, where a swift sophomore, sophomore, Willie Martin, could edge out two lettermen, Bob Soltis and Dave Lindblom. "Naturally, I'm delighted some people rate us No. 1 in the conference, conference, but I'm surprised, too,' said the cautious Warmath. "Our speed is average to slightly slightly below average for the Big Ten. Our line is fairly large, may be slightly above Big Ten ave> rage. Our passing and running are average. On the ground, we wil have more power than elusive ness, unless Martin makes the grade. "Our passing could improve with better receivers than we had last year in sophomore ends Tom Moe and Jerry Friend and in Martin." As for Minnesota playing eight conference games, against seven for such other top contenders as Ohio State and Michigan, and six for Michigan State and Iowa, Warmath pretends he doesn't mind it. Minnesota's depth includes Cox and two experienced alternates at quarterback, Dick Larson and Jim Reese, the best passer of the three, and three fine fullbacks, fullbacks, Bob Blakley, Rich Borstad Borstad and Rhody Tuszka. Wrong Player Shows Jp to Join Tigers NEW YORK UP) — The Detroit Tigers purchased an outfielder 'rom Minneapolis last weekend after cancelling a deal for another with the Chicago Cubs. The guy they nixed showed up. The one they bought didn't. Bob Lennon checked in for Tuesday's Tuesday's game with the New York Yankees, complete with a telegram telegram from the Cubs saying he had been sold, via Los Angeles, to Detroit. Tiger Manager Jack Tighe had been expecting Bill Taylor. Tighe called his front office and learned the Lennon deal had been cancelled, but couldn't find any trace of Taylor. Lennon went on home. He lives in Brooklyn. PHOENIX — Jimmy Martinez, 160. Phoenix, outpolntde Bud Burnett, 153, »„ Uai» f\vlnnn« 1/1 illj, ** New Orleans, 10.