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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 23

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The Palm Beach Post! Best Fishing Bet With winds still hanging in northerly quadrants, bluefish, mackerel and pompano will be on the move southward today in Palm Beach County waters. Surf fishing conditions are uncertain due to high winds, but fishermen may do well at ocean piers and in the waters of Lake Worth. U-Miami Game On TV Football fans will get a chance to see the Miami Hurricanes in action In their own backyard Saturday night. Normally Miami's home games are blacked out lor local television viewers, but the game with the Crimson Tide of Alabama will be carried by Channels 10 and 12, starting at 8:30 p.m. At Palm Beach Cost, Wed., November 13, 196823 Ed Plaisted eooooooeoooooooo In The Running For The Heisman Trophy Bob Lundy: Pro Trainer Executive Sports Editor t MIAMI The biggest concern in football is the knee injury Other than the soft knee pads required by the rules there hasn't been any device found to prevent damage. Knee injuries probably end more football careers than any other injury. Bob Lundy, the veteran athletic trainer of the Miami Dolphins, hasn't found the means to protect the knee. But Bob believes the key may be found in the playing surface of the football field. "I believe, he said Monday afternoon, "that artificial turf is the answer. "We played on Astroturf for the first time last month in the Houston Astrodome and it was a great .surface. The players were a bit concerned about the surface at first but after the game they were sold on it. sr i w nV?': r ' Sir- " fe-jf CJi . "i 8 Lundy took time out for a few seconds to aid Jack Clancy who was working out on the weight machine in the clubhouse at Miami Stadium. Lundy wore shorts and a golf shirt and was barefooted. Ihc clank-clank of the weight machine echoed loud and clear, like a steam powered sledge hammer at a building wrecking. "The great part about artificial turf," the trainer continued, "is that instead of cleats, the players wear ripple shoes. This gives them traction without making them dig into the ground. That's how Injuries happen. A foot gets dug into the ground and that means trouble when contact takes place." Air Filled Helmet For Star In addition to saving players from knee injuries, Bob disclosed that equipment manufacturers are working on an air suspended helmet. Larry Csonka, injured rookie fullback, will be one of the first to try the new helmet. Csonka, the All-America from Syra O. J. Simpson Ted Kwalick through North- Penn State's senior star swings wide to avoid Kansas State tacklers. LeRoy Keyes Purdue's star halfback breaks Notre Dame tackle on way to touchdown. bursts Southern Cal's star runner western defenders for big gain. cuse, sunerca tnree concussions this season. "If the doctors give Larry permission to play Sunday against Cincinnati," Lundy told me, "he'll wear the new helmet. It contains compressed air and fluid to absorb shock and may be the model of future helmets. We also got Larry a padded size 7 helmet. He can take his choice." The 32-year-old Lundy Ls responsible for injuries, diet and conditioning of the Dolphins. It Ls a year 'round job. "I'm not a masseur," said Bob. "If a player wants to pumper himself with a rundown he can go to his own health club. I just don't have the time. Anyhow, the players can afford it." This is Lundy's third American Football League season at Miami. He came here from Detroit where he was head trainer for the University of Detroit and part-time trainer for the Lions of the Penn. St. Georgia, OB Foes? Carver's One Loss Remains Nightmare For Coach Coffey ""Ac W . WILSON LUNDY CSONKA National Football League. During three of those years George Wilson was his boss with the Lions and John Idzik at UD. Wilson is now head coach of the Dolphins and Idzik ls In charge of the i'i 'J offensive backs. NEW YORK (AP) Undefeated Penn State and Georgia have the inside track for the Orange Bowl and Tennessee the edge for the Sugar Bowl but all other pieces are scrambled in the post-season college football jigsaw puzzle. Some important decisions will he made at the end of critical games Saturday but two of the major bowls, Rose and Cotton, must wait until Nov. 23 to seal down their programs. Meanwhile, the preliminary shopping for talent Is the most spirited and confused in years and Jack Baldwin of Miami's Orange Bowl Committee probably spoke for a lot of minds when he said Tuesday: "It isn't like the old days when "J -a Lundy played football at North Quincy (Mass.) High and graduated from Boston University with a degree In physical education and has done advanced work in this field in Indiana COFFEY PENN r. 4 University. He works closely with the team physicians and den tists in maintaining the health of the Dolphins throughout the year He is also In charge of the diet of the players at training camp and By DON BOY KIN Staff Writer DELRAY BEACH Carver High's only football loss a controversial 7-6 one to Pompano Beach Blanche Ely several weeks ago was a bitter one for Its Coach Roger Coffey. At the time, Carver had a 4 0 won-loss record and was a slim favorite to top the Broward County club. But the game turned Into a nightmare for Coffey. "I just could not believe we had lost," Coffey said. "I went home that night and I couldn't sleep. I was really upset. Losing that game really bothered me. "We had held Ely to only four Tirst downs and had pushed them all over the field. I can remember three times when one of my boys had to be caught from behind." The contest also created disciplinary problems for Coffey, who was forced to suspend several of his players for the next game after they became Involved in scuffles with the Ely players. "I felt like for the best of team .t" 'ft faces Its biggest obstacle of the season when It meets unbeaten Riviera Beach Kennedy, which nudged Ely 13-12 last weekend. For Coffey and the Carver players, the contest with Kennedy offers a chance to prove themselves after the Ely decision. "This is the big game of the year for us," Coffey said. "Kennedy Is undefeated and the Atlantic Conference is on the line. Ben (Kennedy Coach Ben McCoy) Is a good coach and for us it will be a mutter of putting everything together." Carver split end Billy Plum-mer, who says he hopes to attend Florida State University next fall, also Insists the Kennedy game Is the one the players want badly. "We wanted them to be undefeated when we play them," said Plummer, a shy 6 foot-3. 190-pound senior. "We know we can beat them." Plummer, who has caught 17 passes for 364 yards and four touchdowns this season, feels like Carver has been a better club since the Ely game. "From the start of the season we were pointing towards Ely and Kennedy," said Plummer, who idols Florida State Ail-America flanker Ron Sellers. "We wanted to win those two games very much. We worked real hard for Ely and it hurt to lose. But It has made us a better club." there were a few top teams, such as Texas, Alabama and Oklahoma, to choose from. Col I had to take some type of action," Coffey said. "I called the boys Into my office and we talked. They all knew they had been wrong and admitted it. "But I think we are better team as a result of the loss and our disciplinary action. I feel like part of my Job as coach is to help make men out of these boys. They have to learn to accept things that go against them." Since the loss to Ely, the Eagles have come back for impressive wins over Plant City Marshall, Lincoln Park Academy and North Shore. This F'riday night, Carver lege football is levelling off. There are now scores of top flight teams and they keep knocking each other off. It's tough on the selectors." Under National Collegiate rfrfim - h it " "' 1 1 Ts'" "" ?' ' V Athletic Association rules, it ls illegal to tap a team before the BILLY PLUMMER: Idols Ron Sellers next-to-last Saturday in Novem ber in this case, Nov. 16. Here is the muddled bowl situ ation: at away games. He Admires Defensive Tackles Bob's day is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week. It's 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. during training camp at Boca Raton because of the size of the squad. Some colleges, like Ohio State, have 19 trainers to help during the football season. But a pro club's budget can't af: ford it. so Lundy goes it alone. "You find all sorts of personalities on a football team," Lundy confided. "But the guys I really admire are the defensive tackles. They get banged up the most every game and yet they do the least amount of complaining about aches and pains. "That's why we don't scrimmage during the season. With only 40 men on the roster you can't risk injuries. Most ol our practices are running drills. "To buildup muscles I recommend our weight machine. It's better than barbells and isometrics. There are six stations and a player can get a good workout in about 20 minutes. "As for diet," he said giving a professional glance at my waistline, "1 think that is a matter of common sense. You just can't eat or drink too much and still do a good job. My biggest problem is not overweight but underweight. I think the heat has a lot to do with it down here. A lot of guys I have to prod to get a milkshake alter practice." Dolphins Will Play Handball During the offseason Lundy keeps In touch with his players by mail. He encourages them to play handball, tennis or basketball. "Jogging and swimming are fine for your wind," he said, "but aren't good for much else. And forget golf! " Last year Lundy used over 80 miles of tape and this year that figure should be even higher. "It costs more than $200 a game just for tape and bandages to field a pro team," Bob said. "I usually take two trunks on trips and thai includes the Orange Bowl. Because just going across town is as bad as a road trip." The Dolphin trainer calls the Orange Bowl playing field one of KOSK HOWL - Southern California 7-1) ami Ohiri State 7-0 favored bul Southern Cat r" - must beat Oreynn Slate b 2 and Ohio Slatt must top Iowa and Michigan. Oregon Staff and Michigan could eet the bids if the should upset the No. 1 and No. 2 teams. OKAMiK HOWL Penn State 7 0, third Jets' Philbin: Best Pro End? ranked nalionallv. a cinch i( It can beat Man land Saturday, (ieoryia fi t) 2 will be the opponent if it can beat Auburn this 'T3 week. Auburn also a possibility. SIKiAK HOWL A stroriK edge to Ten nessee fi-1-1 but the Vols must whip lounh Mississippi ti i aiurnav. oie miss remain a possibility if it can beat Tennessee. High scoring Kansas favored for the other spot If victorious over Kansas State. I he sponsors can't afford In awail the outcome of the EMBANK PHILBIN Kansas Missouri game Nov. 'l.i. CO'lTON BOWL The Southwest Con ( C I N . V. Times wh Si-rvlif ference champion serves as the host team but this red hot race is in a four-way tie among Texas, Texas Tech, Arkansas and Southern Mi-lhodist. all 4 1 In the league. Arkansas and SMU clash this week in Liltle Hock but the champion mav not b decided ARTHUR DALEY New York Timet until Arkansas and Texas Tech meet Nov. 21 If there's a three way lie among SMU, Texas and Texas Tech. the latter will be picked because Its last Cotton Bowl appear ance predates the others. Missouri or one of the worst in pro football because o( the constant abuse hut says the new lockerroom facilities are the best. "Denver and Cincinnati have the worst dressing rooms," he explained, "which makes my Coffey, a quarterback in his college days at Bethune Cook-man, ls a believer In the pass. "1 like to put the ball In the air," he says. And the Carver quarterback Junior Anthony Penn does a good job of making Coffey's favorite style of offense move. The deep-voiced, 6-foot, ISO-pound signal caller has connected on 76 of 136 passes for 1,202 yards and 17TD's. "Of course," Coffey adds, "you decide on what type of offense you should try by the personnel you have. But I have always had a quarterback who could throw. But I think if I did not have one and I would go out and find one." It may be a long while before Coffey has to worry about finding a passing quarterback because he claims he has another blue-chipper Ray Baldwin of the Carver Junior varsity team waiting in the wings. Coffey has been known to go out and find football players If the players do not come to him. Plummer Is one example. "I was In the band from the the top southeastern teams is likely to get the other spot. GATOR HOWL, Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 2H It looks like Alabama and one of the left over Southwest teams, Arkansas, Tex as. SMU or Texas Tech. HLUKBONNKT BOWL. Houston. Dec. .11 job a lot harder. But they are working on Improving those conditions." Bob Lundy will be on duty Sunday afternoon In the Orange Bowl when the Dolphins play the Cincinnati Bengals. To some fans Auburn and Alabama liked, possibly to oppose one of the Southwest teams. SUN BOWL. Kl Paso. Tex.. Dec. 2 - Mississippi, if it loses to lennessee, against Wyoming b 2. it may look like a soft job but they should be on hand Monday morning when 40 players descend upon the training room at Miami Stadium seeking aid. I.iHKHTY BOWL, Memphis. Dec. 14 - "I wonder, said Bob with an impl: h grin, "what would happen some Monday If I called in sick?" Anyone who knows Bob Lundy knows bet 'it than that. Mississippi high in favor as are Auburn and Alabama. T here will be bidding also In the Southwest. Ol the top 20 teams In the most recent Associated Press poll, onlv 11 are eligible for bowl consideration excluding Big Ten and Pacific Kight teams. There are seven major bowls outside the Rose Bowl, or 14 available spots. This is the dilemma maor bowl sponsors are up against, which is end ing the sentence with two prepositions and no propositions. NEW YORK "The most rewarding play a defensive lineman can make," said Gerry Philbin, his kindly blue eyes flashing fire at the very thought, "Is to knock down the opposing quarterback. Nothing else brings as much satisfaction." Yet a few weeks ago the burly defensive end of the New York Jets spilled an enemy passer four times for substantial losses and discovered to his surprise that the total satisfaction just wasn't there. The guy he dumped was a former Jet teammate, the likable Mike Taliaferro, who is struggling desperately to make It with the Boston Patriots. "Poor Mike," said Gerry. "He was so downhearted at the rough treatment we were giving him that I couldn't even needle him. I only felt sorry for him." Not even sentiment could slow down the Philbin pass rush, however. He's the star member of the strongest defensive unit in the American Football League. By a quirk of the schedule it was squared off at Shea Stadium last Sunday afternoon against the second strongest batch of defenders, the Houston Oilers. The Jets won and they came pretty close to clinching the divisional championship, their first. Whether or not they win one title, though, Philbin ls certain to get the recognition he deserves as the best defensive end in his league, the counterpart of Willie Davis of the Packers. Such recognition has been far too long in coming. He wasn't even named to the AH Star squad at the end of last season. The omission left him crushed. "It all happened when we were in the Pacific Coast In late December," he said sadly. "We'd Just been beaten by Oakland and knew we had missed our shot at the championship. Christmas was approaching and we were away from home. It was a bad time of year. Then I got a lift from a telegram from Sonny Werblin congratulating me on being selected by a newspaper syndicate to an All-Pro team from both leagues. The next day I picked up the paper and found that I didn't even make the All-Star squad In our own league. It was quite a letdown." IT'S BEEN AN IPHILL Journey all the way for Gerry. He played for the University of Buffalo, never a major power, and seemed so small that the Buffalo Bills were not too Interested. But both the Jets and the Detroit Lions liked what they saw below the surface. Each drafted him third and he selected the Jets. They didn't get much out of him, though, In his freshman year of 1964. "That June," he explained, "I played in the coaches All-American game at Buffalo, my jinx town. Bob Brown he's Palm Beach Brothers Make Grid Headlines seventh to the tenth grade," Turkey Shoot Set Annual turkey shoot ol the Ev Plummer said. "Then Coach now with the Eagles chopped me and rolled over me, all 295 pounds of him. I ianded awkwardly and felt my shoulder pop. 1 put it back in place and later raised my hand to break up a pass. It popped again. "I reported to the Jets, wearing a shoulder harness. It was dislocated again against San Diego but put back in place. Then agaiast Buffalo here's my Jinx again I rushed Jack Kemp Just as he was passing. I raised my right arm and he came down on it with the full force of his throw. The shoulder popped again and I was through for the year. It was operated on and I haven't missed a game since." Gerry ostentatiously knocked wood. His durability is remarkable along with the quickness and toughness that have marked his rise as a superior defensive end. In size he's barely average at 6 foot 2 Inches and 245 pounds. But he has all the Inner fire. "Philbin Is always chasing the ball," says Weeb Ewbank, his admiring coach, "And I wouldn't trade him for any defensive end in football. If all our players were like him, we'd be champions. I'm talking about things besides physical ability. He's got heart and pride, the will to win." GERRY HAS BECOME A real professional, unceasing In his determination to become the best at his trade. "The glamor of that first year ls gone," he said, "but not all the excitement. My original goal was Just to make the team. Then It was to last five years to make the pension. But now that I've got that I want to go on forever and my goals have moved ahead to divisional championship, the league championship and the Super Bowl." Although those goals are the more Immediate ones, there's another lurking In the back of his mind, the opportunity of playing in an exhibition game against the New York Giants at the Yale Bowl next August. "It's funny how things like that work out," he said with a smile. "When I was a kid back home in Pawtucket in Rhode Island, the Giants were my team. I lived and died with them. I can remember crying when they lost the championship to the Baltimore Colts in that great overtime game. Coffey came to talk to me about coming out for football because I erglades Rifle and Pistol Club Is slated for 10 a.m. Sunday at the had good size. I was a defensive halfback at first but I got hurt and lost my position. So I was moved to end and I have been club s rifle range, one-half mile west of Jog Road between Forest Hill Boulevard and Lake Worth Road on Pinehurst Road. The club will furnish guns and ammunition. Children under 16 must be accompanied by adults. there ever since. Plummer explains his prefer bie, also a graduate of Forest Hill High here, has been a top halfback for the Marshall freshman team In West Virginia. The Marshall varsity hasn't won a game in nine, but the freshmen, recruited by Coach Perry Moss, are undefeated. They won from freshman teams of Kentucky, Dayton, Xa-vier and Ohio University. Robbie averaged eight yards per carry in early games, now is at 6.0 for the four games. In the Xavler game, which Marshall won 42-0, Robbie played against Iverson Williams, former John Carroll High star in Fort Pierce. Football's Glardino brothers Wayne and Robbie are making headlines on widely scattered fronts. Wayne has been a defensive standout for the Ottawa Rough Riders in the Canadian Football League, helping his team gain the semifinals In play leading to the Grey Cup Championship. Ottawa is awaiting the winner of ; a Toronto-Hamilton playoff for a home and a home series which will determine the division winner to play against a western Canada team for the Grey Cup on Nov. 30. Wayne's younger brother Rob ence for FSU's offensive minded Seminoles, saying, "I really like a team that puts the ball in the air and has a wide open offense. And Sellers is graduating this year." Should Plummer decide to go to FSU, he shouldn't have any trouble making the transition on the football field. W ins Round Robin Mary Secheyco won Tuesday's round robin tournament of the Southside Tennis Association with 16 points. Mary Johnston was second with 13 and Fran Brown was third with 12.

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