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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 31

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Saturday, January 1, 1977
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Palm Beach Post-Times, Saturday, January 1, 1977 D3 Saban Fills Four Miami Staff Vacancies By RANDY SCHULTZ Post Staff Writer Four football coaches received late Christmas presents yesterday jobs on the staff of newly-named University of Miami head coach Lou Saban. In filling half his appointments, Saban retained two of Carl Selmer's assistants and went outside the Southeast for two others. The carryover pair are Harold Allen and Billy Proulx. The new boys on the block will be Ed Cavanaugh and Ron Marciniak. Cavanaugh coached with the Buffalo Bills' from 1972-76, the five seasons that Saban served as head coach. He is something of a journeyman. After a standout career at Duke under Wallace Wade, he coached at Kansas State, Arizona, Utah State and Idaho State before coming to Buffalo. He is 48, and Saban said Saban yesterday from his home in Buffalo. "But I'm not final about anything. "I hope to have the staff completed by the middle of next week. I think I'll be able to get a couple more decided on by Monday and the other two should come soon after. I've had many, many applicants, but I took into consideration whether I knew the man. That always means a lot to me. In coaching circles, you're always meeting people." When Saban has made his choices, the staff will assemble briefly at the UM before the assistants go on the road to recruit. 'As for Saban's New Year's celebraton? He planned a quiet night. "Most everybody up here is still shoveling snow," he said. "Me included." He won't have to worry about that much longer. 'For the moment these are the only men off Carl Selmer's staff that I think I'll keep. But I'm not final about anything." Lou Saban has indicated Cavanaugh's responsibility will be the offensive line. Marciniak had been the head coach at the University of Dayton since 1974. Before that, he had served as assistant at Arizona (where he worked with Cavanaugh) Southern Illinois, Tulsa, Northwestern and Purdue. The 44-year-old Marciniak will be a defensive coach. Allen has been at Miami since 1964, when he served as an assistant freshman coach un der Charlie Tate. This past season, he coached the defensive linemen and Saban has said he will remain with the defense, though his capacity has not been determined. Proulx will continue to coach specialty teams and, as he did last year, take much of the recruiting burden. He has been at the UM since 1971. "For the moment, these are the only men off Carl Selmer's staff that I think I'll keep," Lou Saban . picks assistants TRIM'S ARENA 'Tremendous Talent' A Shrine Trademark South Squad Favored In American Bowl American of the year, and the winner of a contest sponsored by Sport Magazine to select the greatest American football player of all time will be announced. The winner will be presented a $10,000 trophy later at the White House by President Gerald Ford. Nominated for the honor were Red Grange, Bronko Nagurski, O.J. Simpson, Johnny Unitas, Jim Brown, Jim Thorpe and Don Hutson. On offense, Yukica has running back Scott Dierking of Purdue who was largely responsible for wrecking Michigan's dreams of an unbeaten season. Terry Robiskie of LSU will join Dierking in the East backfield, and Yukica notes, "He's the guy who broke records held by Billy Cannon." The head talent scouts for the East-West Game, former Cal coach Pappy Waldorf and former Penn State coach Rip Engle, feel this year's group of players is as good as last year's which included 14 of the NFL's 28 first-round draft picks. Perfectionist Knight Curt Tongue-Lashing STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -"There's tremendous talent on both sides," said Baylor's Grant Teaff, one of the head coaches in Sunday's East-West Shrine game. That's been the case throughout the 52-year history of the college football all-star game played for the benefit of Shriners' hospitals for crippled children. The West leads the series, 25-21-5. In last year's game, which drew 76,-000 fans to Stanford Stadium, the players included Sammie White of Grambling and Mike Haynes of Arizona State, who went on to become the top rookies of the 1976 National Football League season. Perfect weather is forecast for the 52nd game. "I haven't had the opportunity be fore to coach 226-pounders who could run 100 yards in 9.4 seconds," said Teaff, who is enjoying the opportunity now with Long Beach State running back Mark Bailey who claims those statistics. Teaff's West squad also has Wendell Tyler of UCLA and Rick Kane of San Jose State available as running backs, and there are two All-America players in the offensive line, center John Yarno of Idaho and guard Ted Albrecht of California. But the East, coached by Joe Yukica of Boston College, has two All-America stars on the defensive unit in tackle Eddie Edwards of Miami and safety Bill Armstrong of Wake Forest. ... 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"Benson has been playing very poorly," Knight said after Indiana lost, 52-43, to No. 5 Cincinnati in the finals of the Sugar Bowl college basketball tourney. It was the Hoosiers' lowest point total since 1951. "There's a tremendous burden on his shoulders with all the underclassmen, and he's just not carrying it," the coach said of his 6-foot-ll center. Benson is the only returning starter from the Hoosiers' unbeaten team which won the NCAA championship last year. This year, Indiana has been dropped from the rankings. Thursday night, Benson was good for just eight points, 11 under his average entering the game. Knight's unhappiness with his star player was evident when he benched Benson for 10 minutes, including nine in the second half. But the perfectionist coach, whose team this year already has lost more games than his past two teams combined, is unhappy about other things as well. "We're making mistakes again and again. And it's not because of youth. It's because of a lack of concentration," he said. "Until our kids know what's wrong and realize it, we're not going to be good. It's playing as well as we can that concerns me." From 1)1- told the media that, overall, he didn't feel Morris was worth his six-figure salary. "It's not like he gave me that," Morris said yesterday. "I mean, I like to think I had something to do with those two Super Bowl victories down here. I think you judge a person's value by how much he helps you toward a positive situation, and with him never being in that kind of situation (playing in the Super Bowl), I think it's really kind of unjustified criticism." With the right head coach, San Diego could be a playoff team, Morris said. "There's obviously a lot of talent and potential at San Diego," he said, "but there's something really kind of missing to bring it out. It's much like the situation here before (Don) Shula came. The personnel basically is there. "Hey, man, we've got some hitters. They're mean. We've got guys so vicious they put guys out of the game. They're a bunch of farm boys . . . they come from Louisiana and Mississippi and all they know is hitting hard. "We're going to be a very mediocre team the way we've been playing, and I for one don't like being mediocre." One of Knight's problems has been finding the right starting lineup. He has tried seven combinations in nine games so far, but none has met his expectations. Freshman guard Bill Cunningham, awarded a rare start against Cincinnati, led the Hoosiers with 16 points, almost all of them on long jumpers over the Bearcats' zone defense. But two of Indiana's starters Jim Wis-man and Derek Holcomb failed to score. BASEBALL - Charles O. Flnley, owner of the Oakland A's, said reports that he had failed to file recent personal and company income tax returns were "planted" in order to embarrass him during his $3.5 million lawsuit against baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, currently underway ... Ed Flgueroa, who "But it just seemed like sometimes we weren't really geared for winning. Something would be left out of our preparation, like the blocking of a blitzing linebacker. "One thing 1 learned there is how to play to save my life. I saw guys get really hurt on plays that were drawn up. You see someone like (Kansas City linebacker Willie) Lanier reading a screen pass right off the bat, so you try to go somewhere else, break the plan a little bit. "In our last game against Oakland, they (the Raiders) knew we'd be running a lot of sweeps and they were waiting for us. Before this one sweep, I told the guards, 'I'm gonna cut it back inside, so don't even bother pulling.' I cut it back and got about 20 yards out of the play. "I'd say overall, despite everything that happened, it was an interesting experience. But I wouldn't want to go through it again." TOMORROW: Morris about his football future. talks TAMPA (UPI) - The South is a one-touchdown favorite in Sunday's American Bowl football game, which gives seniors from around the country another chance to parade their skills for pro scouts. A crowd of less than 20,000 is expected for the 1 p. m. kickoff. The game has not attracted the number of name players this year as it has in the past, coming one day after the traditional New Year's Day games and with Florida, always a source of players, involved in the Sun Bowl game later Sunday in El Paso. But bowl officials did come up with one All-America player for each squad. Center Derrell Gofourth of Tangerine Bowl champion Oklahoma State is on the South team, while linebacker Kurt Allerman of Penn State is on the North. North coaches Lee Corso of Indiana and Don James of Washington, and South coaches Fred Pancoast of Vanderbilt and Vince Gibson of Louisville, will have their share of top-line players. Charles Weatherbie of Oklahoma State and Glenn Carano of Nevada will share the quarterbacking for the South, with Mark Vitali of Purdue and Jim Kubacki of Harvard handling the quarterbacking for the North. South running backs will include Walter Packer of Mississippi State, Fred Williams of Arizona State and Tony Benjamin of Duke. Running backs for the North will be Ken Moore of Northern Illinois, Art Best of Kent State and Robin Earl of Washington. The edge in the kicking game will be with the South's Kinney Jordan of Mississippi State, formerly of Tampa University before it gave up football. Jordan handled field goals and extra points for both universities. Kicking for the North will be Rich Rosenswie, an unknown who played club football at little St. Leo College, about 30 miles northeast of here. During halftime ceremonies, singer Ray Charles will be honored as Morris "Hey, man," we had fumble drills in the middle of the season. I never fumbled the ball once." Of Prothro, Morris said, "He seemed like a real nice guy from what limited contact I had with him, because at any given time, he would walk by you like you were a statue. "He was in charge of the special teams. Period. He didn't know the plays, man. I asked him about a play during a game in the middle of the season and he said, I don't know ... see (offensive coordinator Bill) Walsh.' " Morris said he "lost respect" for Prothro after the coach berated defensive end John Lee for not continuing to play with a serious knee injury. "Before our last game (against Oakland). Prothro got up in front of the team and said, 'I very rarely have ever asked a team to win a game for me, but I'm asking you guys today . . . because Oakland is a dirty, cheating ballclub . .i. and I hate 'em.' " Morris said after he scored the winning touchdown in an overtime game with San Francisco, Prothro Bass Fishing Tournament Starts Sunday The 29th Glades County Chalo Nit-ka bass fishing tournament is scheduled to start Sunday and continue through March 2. There is no entry fee for the tourney, but fish must be caught in Glades County, weigh at least seven pounds and be left at an official weigh station for freezing. The fish will be kept until a celebration at the end of the tournament. Live or artificial bait may be used on any conventional fishing gear. All entries will receive a prize. Weekly prizes, along with a trophy to the top male and female angler, will be awarded. Official weigh stations are at Buckhead Ridge Marina, Calusa Lodge, Big Bass Lodge, Dick's Fish Camp, Sportsman's Village, B&B Super Market, Lakeside Marina, Twin Palms Fish Camp and Uncle Joe's Fish Camp at Liberty Point. More information may be obtained from the Moore Haven Chamber of Commerce. Delivers to Benson posted a 19-10 record in 1976, said he has asked the New York Yankees for a five-year, $2-million contract and will play out his option if he doesn't get it. Agent Jerry Kapstein is negotiating the contract which Figueroa wants modeled after recent Yankee signee Don Gullett. FOOTBALL - University of Florida defensive tackle Darrell Carpenter of Jacksonville has been awarded an NCAA post-graduate scholarship worth $1,500. The four-year letterman is the fifth Florida student-athlete to be honored. Others were Jamie Pres9ley, Aady Ownes, Tony Miller and Carlos Alvarex . . . Sportscaster Howard Cosell delivered one of two eulogies at the funeral of Phil Iselin, president of the New York Jets, who died of a heart attack Tuesday. Hundreds of sports figures attended the services including Ed Marlnaro, Giants President Wellington Mara and Joe Namath, who wept during the service. TENNIS - Guillermo Vilas of Argentina and Arthur Ashe are seeded first and second, respectively, at the Australian Open Tennis Championships at Kooyong. In the women's draw, Diane Fromholtz of Australia is seeded first with fellow Australian Kerry Melville Reld second. BASKETBALL - Center Bill Walton probably will miss Portland Trail Blazers' games tonight and Sunday night but team officials are "very optimistic" he will return to the lineup soon. Walton had bruised his right knee in a loss to Milwaukee Thursday night. BOXING - Roberto Duran will not defend his World Boxing Association lightweight championship against Vilomar Fernandez in Panama Jan. 15 because of illness . . . The Cincinnati boxing and wrestling commission has refused to allow women to box there because of "the difference in their anatomy." The commission ruled on a card by promoter Steve Reece who had proposed a Jan. 14 match between Baby Bear James and Joanne Lutz, both of Miami. The commission approved his requested bout between men, however . . . World middleweight boxing champion Carlos Monzon of Argentina has agreed to defend his title against Eligah (Tap-Tap) Makhatinl in South Africa next year . . . Champion Guty Espadas of Mexico and challenger Jiro Takada of Japan will fight in Tokyo for the flyweight title. SOCCER - An English professional soccer "super league" of about 15 clubs playing only in the big cities may soon replace the present 92-club format, said university lecturer Nicholas Wiseman. He said a few top clubs will provide expensive, top-talented entertainment, with smaller, less talented clubs charging less for their performances. mm his w r. ' u ( IW) NS"" iy PARI-WUJTUEL yf palm bQchf -EAST0FI-95 0N45THST. WPB WOi0iaH(D9iI!0H George and Tom Fazio bring a passion for art to the profession of Golf Course design. See what a Fazio designed course is really like by playing "Wellington One." Call 793-3366 for starting time. 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