The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on December 5, 1978 · Page 13
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 13

Salina, Kansas
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Tuesday, December 5, 1978
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Don Fambrough will be new KU coach 13 Offense UPI 1978 Team AMERI TiOHTiNP WI MS IOW SSCtUti Wtftl ftf«tlVIA O1BSON ICHIGAN $!. BACK SIM* OtUAHOWA BACK fcOWN N.C.STATf »ACK WHITE MSC uc«t ' OORNBY •INN. ITATI MUltt COiOHAPO Cttitm • «»CMr • MMUIH ftOBIKTS • HUFFMAN • 1AHK • HOWCii OKLAHOMA 1 NOTRE DAMi • FINN. CTATf • US C Five Big Eight players named UPI All-America By REX BUCHANAN (Journal Correspondent) LAWRENCE - University of Kansas officials announced here Tuesday morning that, for the second time in eight years, Don Fambrough has been named head football coach. Fambrough, who coached at KU from 1971 to 1974 and complied a record of 19-23-1, has been a fund raiser for the school's athletic program since he resigned from coaching four years ago. He is the only coach in the school's 89-year football history to be selected for the job twice. He was replaced by Alabama assistant Bud Moore, who was axed this fall after steering KU to a 1-10 record, the school's worst mark in 25 years. "I've been like a fiih out of water the past four years," Fambrough admitted. "I thought it was exciting last time around, but it didn't compare to this. "I've had opportunites to go other places," Fambrough continued. "But I've only wanted to coach at the University of Kansas and I'll never coach anywhere else." He was given a four-year contract at $40,000 per year. Fambrough also said that he would make an announcement "in one or two days" about the future of assistant coach John Hadl, a former KU and professional football star who had been a local favorite for the head coaching spot. Hadl had said he might leave KU if he didn't get the job. There is speculation that if Hadl stays, he will take over the head job when Fambrough decides he's ready. Athletic Director Bob Marcum explained his decision to bring Fambrough back. "As I looked over the applicants (for the job), I felt the one man who met all the criteria was Don Fambrough," Marcum said. "One moring about two weeks ago, I was visiting with Don and I told him that in looking over all the applicants, I didn't feel we had anyone more qualified than Don Fambrough," Marcum continued. "I said 'Coach, you should take the job because you are the most qualified and you can finish the job you began eight years ago.' He's a first-class gentleman and a proven coach.' Chancellor Archie Dykes also voiced his approval of the selection. "Don is one of the most respected and admired persons ever associated with our program of intercollegiate athlet- NEW YORK (UPI) - It was almost as if Chuck Fusina would have felt uncomfortable being the only Penn State player named to the United Press International 1978 All-America college football team. "Now I feel better," the quarterback said Monday night after learning that five of his teammates join him on the squad in what is becoming a glorious season for the top-ranked and Sugar Bowl-bound Nittany Lions. "Those guys getting on sure make it great. "I'm really honored. It's super for the whole program, not just tor the players." Junior defensive tackles Bruce Clark and Matt Millen, anchors of Penn State's powerful defense, were joined on the defensive unit by teammate Pete Harris, a junior safety who led the nation in pass interceptions. Tackle Keith Dorney and kicker Matt Bahr were selected to the offensive squad. Sa//na Journal Sports In a voting conducted by sports writers and sportscasters across the nation, Oklahoma placed three players on the 23-member squad while Notre Dame, UCLA and Southern California each had two players selected. Michigan State, Missouri, Colorado, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Arizona State, Pittsburgh and Texas each were represented by one player. But Penn State had by far the greatest amount of recognition. "Everybody has a goal," said Millen, "and Bruce and I, making All-America, UPI All-America Team First Team Player, School Kirk Gibson, Michigan State Kellen Wlnslow, Missouri Keith Dorney, Penn State Matt Miller, Colorado Greg Roberts, Oklahoma Pat Howell, Southern California Dave Huffman, Notre Dame Chuck Fusina, Penn State Billy Sims, Oklahoma Chas White, Southern California Ted Brown, North Carolina State Matt Bahr, Penn State Player, School Al Harris, Arizona State Hugh Green, Pittsburgh Bruce Clark, Penn State Matt Millen, Penn State Reggie Kinlaw, Oklahoma J.Robinson, UCLA T.Cousineau, Ohio State Bob Golic, Notre Dame Johnnie Johnson, Texas Pete Harris, Penn State Ken Easley, UCLA OFFENSE Ht. 6-2 6-6 6-5 6-5 6-3 6-6 6-5 6-1 6-0 5-11 5-10 5-10 DEFENSE Ht. 6-5 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-2 6-1 6-1 Wt. 210 235 257 277 240 255 245 195 205 183 195 164 Wt. 240 215 246 249 230 209 227 244 183 200 202 Cl. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Cl. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. So. Position Wide Receiver Tight End Tackle Tackle Guard Guard Center Quarterback Running Back Running Back Running Back' Kicker Position "End End Tackle Tackle Middle Guard Linebacker Linebacker Linebacker Back Back - Back Don Fambrough ics," Dykes said. "He has a proven background and I am «n confident he will restore national prestige to our football »program." is Fambrough said he would take several immediate steps to begin rebuilding KU's foundering football fortunes. "We've got some great kids, some fine young talent as a foundation to build on," he said. "The first thing I've got to do Is bring in the best possible staff I can find. You've got to surround yourself with the best people." Fambrough also said his recruiting efforts would begin in Kansas. "You've got to start in the state of Kansas — right here at home — and go from there," Fambrough said. "Of course, if there's a Delvin Williams down in Texas, we might go visit him." Fambrough's biggest strength has always been recruiting. There are currently 22 KU grads playing professional football, including Williams, and Fambrough brought them all to Kansas. Fambrough co-captained the Jayhawks' 1948 Orange Bowl team and has spent 27 years as part of the KU staff, 19 of them as an assistant coach. As head coach at KU, his first two teams went 4-7. But in 1973, KU went 7-4-1, including a trip to the Liberty Bowl. Fambrough resigned under pressure after going 4-7 in 1974 when then-athletic director Clyde Walker would not renew his contract. Asked what he would do differently this time round, he commented simply: "Win." "I hope I can correct some things to help us have a good football team," he said. "Bob Marcum and chancellor Dykes have shown confidence in me. I won't let them down." would be one goal we would like to attain. I'm just glad it happened. "It's something I've thought about before and now that it's happened I don't know what to say." Fusina said he was happy both Millen and Clark were honored. "They're always competing with each other," said the quarterback. "But there is such a friendship between them. There's no jealousy. If just one had made it, the other would have been happy for him. It's good they're both on it. Oklahoma picks Selected from Oklahoma were junior running back Billy Sims, the Heisman Trophy winner; offensive guard Greg Roberts, the Outland Trophy recipient; and middle guard Reggie Kinlaw. Notre Dame, which has placed a player on the first string UPI All-America squad for 16 consecutive years, named center Dave Huffman and linebacker Bob Golic to the team; UCLA was represented by linebacker Jerry Robinson and sophomore defensive back Kenny Easley and Southern Cal named junior running back Charles White and offensive guard Pat Howell. Rounding out the offensive squad were wide receiver Kirk Gibson of Michigan State, tight end Kellen Winslow of Missouri, tackle Matt Miller of Colorado and running back Ted Brown of North Carolina State. Completing the defensive unit were ends Al Harris of Arizona State and Hugh Green of Pittsburgh, linebacker Tom Cousineau of Ohio State and deep back Johnnie Johnson of Texas. Green is a sophomore and Johnson is a junior. Kinlaw, Robinson and Cousinenu are repeaters from last year's squad. Alabama, the nation's second ranked squad, did not have a player named to the All-America first team but the Crimson Tide placed three players on the second unit. Named to the second team were center Dwight Stephenson on offense and tackle Marty Lyons and linebacker Barry Krauss on defense. Tom Osborne turns down offer to coach Colorado LINCOLN, Neb. (UPI) - Nebraska football Coach Tom Osborne told school officials Tuesday he has turned down a job as head football coach at Big Eight rival Colorado. Osborne, who was on a recruiting trip to Missouri and Illinois, phoned the Nebraska Athletic Department to tell it of his decision. He was in Boulder, Colo., Monday to meet with University of Colorado officials and met Saturday in Lincoln with Colorado Athletic Director Eddie Crowder. Word that Osborne was in contact with Colorado came as his Nebraska squad was to begin preparations for its Orange Bowl meeting with Oklahoma. Osborne said he met with his assistants to discuss the Colorado situation and was surprised to find that "several expressed more interest in Colorado than I thought they would." But he said he decided to remain with Nebraska, where he has served as head coach for six years. Osborne's winning percentage ranks him among the top half-dozen coaches in the nation. Under his direction, the South, SHHS cage teams oh the road Salina South will get a good early season test and Sacred Heart starts league play in boys' basketball action Tuesday night. South goes to Buhler, SHHS is at Beloit and St. John's Military School is also in action Tuesday at Miltonvale. Salina Central is idle. • Tom Osborne Huskers have won nine games in five of the past six years. In 1975, the Huskers were 10-2. Osborne's teams have won four of five bowl games. Adding luster to his reputation this year was a 17-14 regular season victory over Oklahoma and an eventual tie with the Sooners for the Big Eight title. A 35-31 loss to Missouri in the regular season finale ruined Nebraska hopes of meeting Penn State for the No. 1 national ranking and also denied Nebraska an outright Big Eight title. Maclntyre new Vanderbilt eoach NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UPI) - The job of head football coach at Vanderbilt — a nightmare for some of his predecessors — was a dream come true for George Maclntyre. The Ole Miss assistant was asleep at his Oxford, Miss., home when Vanderbilt Athletic Director Roy Kramer notified him by telephone that he had been chosen to succeed Fred Pancoast, departing after his third 2-9 season in a row. Maclntyre, 37, who served as an assistant to Steve Sloan both at Ole Miss and Vanderbilt, learned of his selection about 11 p.m. Sunday and was on hand Monday night for a news conference by Kramer to announce the appointment. "I'm just really excited. This has been a very long 4 Va weeks for me," said Maclntyre, hopeful of landing the job since Pancoast's Oct. 30 announcement that he was quitting. £ f^agr-iavo; MAGNAVOX UTER Second Team Salina man rolls 300 ...a 25% sharper, crisper, clearer picture than ever before possible . .at the touch of your finger! OFFENSE WR-Emanuel Tolbert, Southern Methodist; TE-Mike Brammer, Michigan State; T-Anthony Munoi, Southern California; T-Jett Toews, Washington; G- Joe Bostlc, Clemson; G-Steve Lindquist, Nebraska; C-Dwight Stephenson, Alabama; QB-Rick Leach, Michigan; RB-Charles Alexander, Louisiana State; RB-Eddie Lee Ivery, Georgia Tech; RB-Willie McClendon, Georgia; PK-Tony Franklin, Texas A8.M. DEFENSE E-George Andrews, Nebraska; E-Willie Jones, Florida St.; T-Mike Bell, Colorado St.; T-Marty Lyons, Alabama; MG-Manu Tulasopopo, UCLA; LB-Daryl Hunt, Oklahoma; LB-MIke Jackson, Washington; LB-Barry Krauss, Alabama; DB-Henry Williams, San Diego State; DB-Jeff Delaney, Pittsburgh; DB-Jeff Nixon, Richmond; Honorable mention OFFENSE Wide receiver — Jones, Pittsburgh; Butler, Clemson; Fitzke, Penn State; Petske, Northern Illinois. Tight end — Miller, Nebraska; Brundidge, Army; Spagnola, Yale. Tackle — Dugas, Louisiana State; Bunch, Alabama; Foley, Notre Dame. Guard — Carroll, Pittsburgh; Leffler, California. Center — Brown, Houston; Rltcher, North Carolina State Quarterback — Oils, Stanford; Smith, Michigan State; Ford, Southern Methodist; Thompson, Washington State Running Back — Nathan, Alabama; Persell', Western Michigan; Atkins, Maryland; Nelson, Stanford; Brown, UCLA; Holland, Cornell. Kicker — von Schamann, Oklahoma. DEFENSE End — Martin, Washington. Tackle — McMlchael, Texas; Stensrud, Iowa State; Vaughn, Colorado; Walker, Arkansas; Smith, Miami (Fla.) Linebackers — Chesley, Pittsburgh; Norman, Indiana; Brantley, Florida; Fantettl, Wyoming. Deep Backs — Hudspeth, New Mexico; Glasgow, Washington; Browner, Notre Dame; Lusby, Arkansas. Terry Russell was just a little nervous as he started to make the approach on his last ball at All-Star Lanes Monday night. And who could blame him. A strike on his last shot would give him a perfect 300 game. "I was a little nervous," Russell said Tuesday, "and I kind of dropped the last ball. 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