12 Nov 1957
Return of Larson to Boost Defense MINNEAPOLIS tffl—Coach Mur-|and Michigan, the Gophers showed ray Warmath Monday began a 1 an offensive spark against Iowa program designed to shape the Hast Saturday although clobbered, Minnesota football squad into a 1 44-20. unit capable of slowing the often- 1 Major hole in the Minnesota sive thrust of its major Big Ten'defense was against passing. It is opponents. I hoped Larson's return may allevi- Instead of the 50-50 offense- : atc P" rt . ot tha . b troub1 ?' jiiiatcctu ui tuc twai; uncn^c* • . .-1.1 defense practice session, the Go-' Larson's replacement since the on Illinois game, Jim Reese, was out iof Monday's workout because of ,„ .. , . _. . sore ribs sustained in the Iowa Warmath also sent Dick; gflme A]so SJdeHned was ful]back phers spent the full day defense. Larson, to dale the team's bestj defensive quarterback, to the first Rich Borstad. The practice session included team. Bobby Cox dropped back to du 8crimmag c with some the second platoon as Larsons, ^ Warmath ap p ea red satis- injured ankle appeared strong ; thc ^ rcaction enough to carry him through Sat-: gtntc js led lo be urday s game with Michigan State. up f(jr thp Gopher vjs|t hopjng Dave Lindblom was shifted from; 0 | lio state w j|i stumble and keep left to right halfback, Bob Soltis tne gates opell f or the Spartans took over at left half and Rhody to go to the Rose Bowl. Ohio Slate Tuszka filled at fullback with wou ] c i j lave to lose both of its Larson. ; remaining games or lose one and After failing both offensively tie one to give the Spartans a and defensively against Illinois i chance to head west.