The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana on July 23, 1984 · Page 18
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PACE 18- THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR- MONDAY. JULY M.ISS4 comditioii esli impresses Vets9 I - , - .- . . - -' - .. r . i V' I: v jv- 4 . .vv . y By JOHN BAN'SCH Star Sportswriter - Anderson, Ind. Two years traVe produced a lifetime of dif- ' ference in the physical condition .of the Colts. When Frank Kush took command of the National Football League team in 1982. veteran players were dragging their tails off the fiejd following a day of physical testng and a day of practice. .Late Sunday afternoon, the Colts were smiling and laughing as they moved toward the showers after two grueling practice sessions plus a J'l mile run on a day when the thermometer reached 90 degrees. '"I liked seeing those smiles." the coach said as he sipped on a diet soft drink. "Hard work isn't drudg ery to this team. In the past, a day like this was labor and I don't mean a labor of love. When I took over, there wasn't much physical toughness. This team was getting paid to lose." ONE PLAYER who caught Rush's eye was Randy McMillan, the 212 pound fullback who is both a superb runner and blocker. McMillan finished second in the 14 mile test officially known as the "Colt Invitational" covering the distance in 8.57. The lone Colt with a better time was free agent wide receiver Jerome Watherspoon. a rookie from Arizona State. "Randy's skills are better now than they've ever been and that time was fantastic." Kush said of his fullback from Pittsburgh. Also impressing the coach was linebacker Barry Krauss. third quickest in the morning run through the Anderson College campus at 9:08. "Thai's an impressive time for a man his size." Kush said of the 6-3. 249 pound backer. Defensive back Harold Woods also was clocked at 908 and fullback Newton Williams was just a click of the watch back at 9:09. Slowest of the 94 players in camp was offensive tackle Mike White at 17:24. THE "COLT Invitational" .was put into the program to test the players' mental discipline. "Nearly all of them are in good enough physical condition to complete the run, but if they don't have the mental discipline then their mind quits on them and they don't finish the run." explained Kush. "It was pleasant to see the shape everyone was in." The coach also liked what he saw of McMillan and fleet running back Curtis Dickey as the veterans put on the pads for the first time and often delighted a crowd of more than 1.000 spectators. "Those two really make a difference." Kush said. "I thought both sessions were exceptionally good. We got a great deal accomplished." One athlete Kush will be keeping . close tabs on is defensive linemen Quinton Ballard, who has been penciled in a left end to replace no show Donnell Thompson. BALLARD IS 19 pounds lighter (290) than he was at mini-camp but his body fat is too high to please Kush. "We've got to watch his sweets and meats," said the coach. 'We'd like to see him lose about 10 pounds, but we're more concerned about the body fat Ballard has been moved from nose tackle because "we are in a position where we have to play our best 11 people on defense," observed Kush. "Last year our four best defensive linemen were Leo Wis-niewski (nose tackle), Steve Parker ., J y 1 , n $lw tH ky Rrt SUM Colts Barry Krauss (left) and Charles Thomas follow the bouncing-bail Colts veterans practiced with rookies for first-time in training camp Sunday at Anderson (end). Thompson and Ballard so we- veterans working on exactly what and timing on the offense and;the are giving Quinton the opportunity, the rookies and free agents' did the - defepse must learn to recognize ind The second week of practice will first seven days of camp. react to various formations." -gaid be a repeat of last week with the ' 'We must develop cohesiveness ; flush. :! Athletes laud Olympic facilities . Los Angeles (UPI) - Perhaps it , is the absence of the traditional - ; East-West competition for the sec-Iond consecutive Olympics, but . :" whatever the reason there was an emphasis on harmony Sunday Mario J Continued From Page 17 . ?team, was trying to get by Mears -.1 for third going down the back .stretch of the last lap. v "I WAS setting up Rick and shot ' Jout of the draft and the rear end Jl seemed to hit some bumps and vjump out." explained Carter. "At "-'that point. I just lost it. When it hit .the grass, it hooked in and started '''flipping, maybe three times. "But I'm doing okay, just a .bump on the leg." C Ganassi lost control exiting the second corner of Lap 147 and gathered up Unser Jr. The two cars smashed into the inside guard rail Jand Chip's Old Milwaukee March 'landed upside down on the armco one week before the start of competition at the Summer Games. On a mild and mostly cloudy day. with no smog hanging around and with the freeways getting their weekend rest, the gathered Olympic barrier before breaking in half and catapulting along the grass. Both cars were ruined, as was Krueger's, Carter's and Rabat's. Rahal really got the bad break. He had the 7 ElevenRed Roof Inns March 84C out front for 72 laps and was second reeling in Andretti when disaster struck. Trying to avoid the Bettenhau sen-Holmes tangle up ahead, Rahal was speared by Holbert and shoved into the fourth-turn wall. The comeback of the day. besides Andretti, had to be Foyt. Starting last in the Gilmore March 84C, Super Tex managed to overcome cramps and led 15 laps until a broken suspension sidelined him on Lap 206. officials and athletes were little to complain about. "The smallest squeaks usually give the loudest noises," said William E. Simon, president of the U.S. Olympic Committee. "There has been an absence of major problems. 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