The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 8, 1953 · Page 13
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TKUMDAY, JAW. 8, IMS BLI1HBTJLUI '(AMC.T COtTRIEK NEWS Every Reason to Think Wyatt Will Get Free from Wyoming Br CAR I, BE1X ', . LITTLE ROCK (AP) — There ia, it sfibms, a distinct difference between a "candidate" and a "prospect" for the University of Arkansas football coaching job. A "candidate" would have to he a man wiio formally applied for the position A "prospect" would be anyone being considered for it. . The definitions are obvious in Uie , case of George Cole, former Razor» hick playing star and assistant coach at his alma mater for nearly •"two decades. ' Two days ago this column said that if Bowden Wyatt of Wyonxm --currently Arkansas' top choice- becomes unavailable, the job prob- »bly will be handed to Cole. Yesterday another writer picked up the same Idea and flipped H Into the headlines. . Promptly, Bill Good, the University's public relations man and assistant to President John Caldwell. declared that Cole "has not been a candidate." There's that word meaning applicant, apparently. For some time ,. ago President Caldwellhimself reported that "Cole Is on the list." It was known still earlier that Cole was the only member of the resigned Otis Douglas' staff whose name was among recommendations a citizens' screening committee made to ihe University Faculty Committee. Those preliminary screeners, of course, recommended Bear Bryant above everyone. Cole hasn't applied. Why should he? Members of the Faculty Committee know the burr - • headed George like they know no other football coach. They know, too. he's available if they want him. There's no reason for George to toot his own horn at the risk of openly becoming a competitor to a man who may be his next boss. Wyatt Top Man Bringing the picture back into focus, however, Wyait still is lop man on the totem pole. And there are plenty of reasons to expect that he'll get loose from his Wyoming contract and take the assignment in Fayetteville. Reliable .sources say he has agreed lo terms: the Job presents an opportunity to step into a faster league and he may not have to wait for a formal meeting of the Wyoming Board — set for Feb. 28 —. to get a 'release. Those things can be worked out in most cases without getting ail the trustees in (he same room at the same time. ,, . • Arkansas, which has been looking for a month and a half now, couldn't afford to wait until the end of February-to land]itS'coach. That's ahout the time spring practice starts. Arrive Next Week Wyatt will visit Fayetteville early next week — seven years later than Athletic Director John Barnhiil had hoped, when Barnle became the Razoibacks head coach In 1946, he tried unsuccessfully to get Wyatt as one of his assistants. While his Razorback cagers have good average height, Glen Rose has been bemoaning the lack of a real big man to work the backboards. Olen's problem may be erased In future seasons, for Charles Brown, a 6-9 senior at Walnut Ridge, reportedly is headed for the U. of A. Brown averaged 33 points a game in the Northeast Arkansas tourney at Jonesboro last week. Another giant who showed lip well In the Jonesboro dribble derby was Marvin Seats of Nettleton. Seats also Is 6-9 but Is only a sophomore and still is 'growing— at the rate of three inches a year for the past two years. End of Two-Platoon Football is Sought By WILL GRIMSI.EY WASHINGTON (AP) — That old goblin of big-timb football, de-emphasis, reared its head again in the National Collegiate Athletic Association convention today as delegates awaited the television report, which promised lo be sonifething- short of a bombshell. ^SsSSfr The NCAA Executive Committee urged the end of the two.platcon system and asked the convention to recommend that the rules Committee knock- down the present free substitution rule. A Southern delegate said he smelled some of the old "Sanity Code" in new -legislation designed to make the powerful council the Judge as well as jury of misbehaving institutions. "a To Hit Recruiting ^ And the incoming president of the National Coaches Association, Missouri's Don Fnurot. prepared a speech for delivery to his cohorts today which friends predicted would tike the ride off recruiting practices of some colleges. Rob-rt Hall. Ynle University athletic director who heads the TV Committee, said he wo"Id have that group's report readv for a roundtable discussion shortly after noon today. The contents reniaii'ed a closely urarded secret but Hall. In an Informal 'press conference yesterday, let enough, cats out of the bag to leave no doub* that th? lontthv document would carry these two main points: TV Plan 1. Television, even of. the restricted 1952 variety, drastically cuts football attendance.' 2. A limited program similar to that of ,1052, perhaps even sharper, should be adopted for 1953. One gamta week was televised In 1952. <* '••.•'."A .great many of our members are anxious to get rirt of television altogether," Hall said. "Our com- "Th«H*«ofyou; Ford dipendr o« exactly'th: no* kind of lu bfltanlil For< recomm«ndec iubr t ca n\\ are • tllmHfictlly determined by the • rtgin««r» who •uild FardsP Get our FOW-SKCIFIED L£-^ - (•, CempMe chn<u< luMcotion A • Oil Alter cartridge checked— raphKed If neceitory • PTMM w»«el b»ariit«< cleaned, repacked and edju»t*d • Complete broke iy»lem inipec- tlon witt, fl.id added. If • An««v»*» o« battery cencHflon- " • Change Engine Oil [jH^ f ^if rWH .rt™ w VMM C.E. (Tlnce) ADKISSON Lubrication Dipt, PHILLIPS MOTOR COMPANY Broadway ft C f Phone 4 mittee has had a fight on its hands t« preserve what television 'we have." The Executive Committee caught the boys off guard with the proposal for the end of the two-platoon system. It said It would like to end the system, which is reported bankrupting the grid programs Of small colleges, but would want a substitution rule put up which would protect the health of (he players. It offered no solution. Bing's Annual Clambake Set PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. Iff) — Bing Crosby's p«rsonal golfing' party —the $10,000 pro-amateur tournament for which he pays the bills and gives_ all profits <a charity- opens tomorrow for a three-dav whirl. The Crooner calls it his annual clambake. His frknds call It the ?reat»«t lln« hlen jinx thej eier attendee]. ' ?i - It Is.strictly Invitational. There are - no co-sponsors,'Bing the - sing and his aides run the works. That's why hundreds, some merely to say they were here, practically burst the barriers for an Invite. The-great and near great of professional golf will be swinging for cash .prizes. Top flight amateurs will be after trophies. Celebrities of stage, screen. TV. and radio are among the hacksrr Biseball. football and boxing will'be represented UNC Coach George Cole's Name Revived For Hog Job WASHINGTON ( A P ) _ The name of George Cole, veteran Razorback assistant, was injected into the University of. Arkansas football coaching picture today as Bowden Wyatt's status took an uncertain turn. Wyatt. young University of Wvo- ming, mentor, has been reported the No. 1 candidate for the Job vacated when Otis Douglas resigned after the 1962 campaign. Hut there arose lodav the question of whether Wyatt could elh- icallv gel o:it of a neiv ten-year contract at Wyoming which has nine years to run. Wyatt. who has gone into seclusion at the National Collegiate Athletic Association meetings here, said he planned to confer with Arkansas officials next Monday at Fayetteville, Ark. "I am very fond of Wyoming," Wyatt said, "but the climate has been hard on the health of my wife." • - The former University of Tennessee player. is a favorite of John Harnhill, an ex-Tennessee coach who is athletic director at Arkansas. New Rumor Cole has been an assistant coach at Arkansas for years, outlasting a succession of head mentors, and fs very popular with fans and Bhimnl. A new coaching rumor popped up last night when' it Washington sports announcer reported North Carolina was hot after Oklahoma's Bud Wilkinson as hend coach (o succeed the departing Carl Snave.lv. He said North Carolina officials I had gone so far as to place R long' distance' call -to Honolulu, where | Wilkinson is coaching an all-star team. There was no confirmation of the report. The theory was advanced that Wilkinson .may. not be so hard to lure from Oklahoma In view of tightened recruiting restrictions'by the Big Seven Conference. Others said to be in ; line''for the North Carolina Job are Maryland's Jim Tatum Mississipn* - Johnny Vnught and the present No. 1 HS- slstant, George Barclay. Three ex-West Virginia Moun taineeri ar« playing In the Nation- j a! Football League They are Rex Baumgardner, Tom Keane and Dave Stephenson. by Important names. ; Ticket »nd program stlei and other receipts for the last six tournaments have accounted for $113,000 for various charities in this district. -The tournament ends Sunday. Hot Stove League Sore Arm Pitcher Won 28 Bl JOE REICHLEE i=sue ™w 4 Y °b!f. ' AP U ? H P ° SSib!e f ° r a P "° her Wtth a ! ° re irm issue only 4o bases on balls in 330 innings, six of them intention.!? It d^ZnfJTh fh" T e '° " 8hl ^ ROWn R ° ber ' 5 ' the '"" . P led recently that he pitched nearly all of last year with i stiff »rm. to win 2S ««"« ln »• " Is 'not only possible it h. It was a secret shared by Roberts and Philly trainer Frank Wlechec Uhe entire 1952 season. Robe'rts pulled a muscle in his'shoulder early last spring at Clearwater, pla When it healed there was a stiffness that restricted his movement. Despite steady treatments the stiffness failed to disappear. Each day Roberts was to pitch Wlechec worked on the muscle for more than 30 minutes. Between Innings It stiffened. But Roberts continued to mow down the opposition as if he had >n arm of iron. Finally. In September, the soreness disappeared. Feller Giro Up • Bob Teller ,one of baseball's greatest pitchers, has given up 'ill hope of reaching his 300-victory total, but Hal Newhouser, the brilliant Detroit southpaw, U jtlll hopeful of becoming the biggest winner in Tiger history. Hal registered No. 200 in his last sUrt In 1SS2 and hoped to win at least 19 more games before 'he's through. George Dauss, who wore a Tiger uniform before the 20's\ registered 218 triumphs. Feller, Incidentally,' U th« biggest Cleveland winner with 23t. 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