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Thursday, September 3, 1970 The Lincoln Star 27 is On Defense Seasm) Pir PevGiroey: epemK giress SPORT SIGNALS Sy Hal Brown Sports Editor, The Star But aside from the tackles, there are question marks in the defensive line. "The rest of the line not only lacks experience, but we're not sure we can come up with the asswers," Devaney claimed. Two sophomores who could move into the defensive iine are Monte Johnscn at middle guard and Willie Harper at defensive end. Non-League Games To Tell Looking at the coming season, Devaney allowed, "By the time we play our four non-conference games, we should know what kind of team we're going to have. "Oklahoma ami Missouri are in the race every year," Devaney said in looking at the Big Eight scene, "And they'll be no different this year.

"Then you have a couple of teams who have been close. At Kansas State, they feel they're going to be good and this is the year they've been pointing for. And they were fcood last year. "Colorado has a lot of returning people and they've won enough that they know how to win." And the Husker coach had pointed out earlier the dangers that lurk when you go against Oklahoma State, Kansas or Iowa State. "In Jhis league we've got the regulars who are going to be good again," he concludes.

"Then we've got some newcomers who are starting to rear their heads." Nebraska football coach Bob Devaney knew what touring Elg Eight Skywriters had been waiting to hear all along their eighl-day tour, but he, like all other coaches In the league, wasn't about to give it to them and he offered some logical reasons for his reluctance to please. "I know you people would like to have somebody come out and tell you, 'We're going to beat everybody we play," he told the visiting writers during their stopover in Lincoln. "But there's a lot of good teams in this league." To illustrate his feelings, the Husker boss pointed to the games his Big Eight co-champions of 1969 had with the three' tailend teams of Oklahoma State, Kansas and Iowa State. The Huskers defeated Kansas by 21-17, Oklahoma State by 13-3 and Iowa Siate 17-3 last season. "We didn't dominate a game against anyone until the Oklahoma game," he pointed out.

"And we tied for the championship. "We're crazy to come out now with the people we lost and say we're going to be better than last year, but I think we will be better offensively and our season will depend on how the defense comes along." Offensive Vets Return A primary reason for Devaney's optimistic outlook on the NU offensive picture is the fact, "we have more people back on offense than we've had in many other years. "And we should be good offensively. We scored 44 and 45 points in our last two games last season. I don't think we're geared to that at present, but we will be able to run with the ball and we will be able to pass it." The Huskers figure to be able to run the ball with the likes of Jeff Kinney and Joe Orduna at I-back, and Dan Schnelss at fullback; be able to throw it with quarterbacks Jerry Tagge and Van Brownson and catch it with Johnny Rodgers, Jeff Hughes, Guy Ingles and Jerry List.

Devaney told Skywriters the quarterback picture was much the same as a year ago with Tagge and Brownson battling week after week for the starting call. "Having this type of situation may be a little unusual," the NU coach admitted, "But we had a similar situation in 1965 with Fred Duda and Bob Churchich and we went undefeated in the regular season that year." While pointing out that "Orduna and Kinney could both play at most any college in the country, he virtually dismissed the possibility of shifting one to another position, observing, "An I-back runs with the ball a lot and I' think we can make good use of both of them at that spot." Questions In, Line Devaney considers his offensive line a good one although a couple of major question marks must be answered there at center and left guard. "We think our offensive line is well anchored by tackles Wally Winter and Bob Newton," Devaney says, "And we have Donnie McGhee at right guard. "The prcblem of deciding on our center was narrowed a little when Bill Janssen broke his arm and that leaves Doug Dumler and Doug Jemail. "And we're looking at Bob Grenfell, Bruce Weber and Keith Wcrtman at left guard." But it's the defense that poses the biggest puzzle with Devaney noting, "Defensively we're in bad shape experience-wise, but I think they will improve.

"I hope our secondary doesn't get bombed too badly early and get discouraged. Our defensive backs can run as fast or faster thsn the guys who departed, but they didn't get to play much last season and the only way you can get experience is by playing." Devaney calls bis top five linebackers Jerry Murtaugh, Pat Morell. Bruce Hauge, Bob -Terrio and James Branch "all pretty good football players with Murtaugh standing out." The nation's winningCst coach calls tackle the strongest point on the defensive unit with veterans Larry Jacobson and Dave Walline being pushed by newcomers such as Rich Glover and Tom Robison. "Glover is running ahead of Jacobson at present," Devaney noted. "He's come a long ways.

He's a good tackier and he's strong." WW a TOP east wmr urns ft it By Randy Eickhoff Star Sports Writer Pirates Lose, Mets, Cubs Win ONE GAME SEPARATES THREE By Associated Press Don Gutteridge was replaced as manager of the Chicago White Sox by coach Bill Adair Wednesday. The development occurred at Oakland, where the bedraggled White Sox play the A's Wednesday night. 'Vv a' But The Fishings Best I've heard hunters swear up and down that duck hunters are the craziest people on this earth and I've believed them up till now. After all, what is crazier than a man donning waterproof clothing and thick mackinaws to go sit in a freezing duck blind when the weather is sleeting rain? The answer is night anglers. Those nutty people that insist that the fishing is better at night 'cause that's when "the big 'uns feed." Naturally, any anglers interest is aroused when he hears tales from his brother-in-law that monsters are being caught at Pawnee Lake during the night "around 12-2 in the morning." It happened last Saturday.

The wife and myself were visiting with her sister and husband when all of a sudden like a bolt out of the blue Becky (the sister) said "Hey gang, let's go fishing." "You've got to be crazy," my wife laughed. "It's almost night." "But that's when it's the best," argued husband Dave, and that's all it took to convince me. Long, Long Night About two hours later we were dangling lines into a section of Pawnee Lake noted for its large ones and we rv rnr If it- Boston pitcher Cal Koonce twirled a three-hitter and drove in two runs to beat Detroit after the Tigers had capitalized on George Scott's error for two unearned runs in the ninth inning to turn back the Red Sox in the opening game. Hoyt Wilhelm's six shutout relief innings were the difference as Atlanta VHal King crashed a grand-slam and Tom Haller of the Dodgers slammed a three-run shot. Gary Nolan pitched a three-hit shutout and drove in both runs as Cincinnati snapped the Giants' five-game victory streak.

Jim Wynn of the Astros belted a first-inning two-run homer and Ollie Brown of the Padres hit a solo shot in the ninth to account for all that game's runs. Infield hits, a wild pitch and botched plays enabled the Senators to foil Sam McDowell of the Indians in his bid for win No. 20. '4a -if The awakening New York Mets cut Pittsburgh's lead to one-half game in the National League East Wednesday night as they beat St. Louis, 7-2, while the Pirates were losing, 10-7, in Montreal.

The third-place Chicago Cubs closed within a game of the top spot as they smashed Philadelphia, 17-2, in an afternoon game. In other action, the New York Yankees edged Baltimore, 3-2; Boston split a day-night tioubleheader with Detroit, winning the nightcap, 10-1, after the Tigers took the opener, 6-4; Atltanta staved off Los Angeles, 4-3; Cincinnati blanked San Francisco, 2-0; Houston edged San Diego, 2-1 and Washington upended Cleveland, 4-1. Minnesota's game at Milwaukee was rained out and rescheduled for this afternoon. Tom Seaver, who had dropped his past four decisions, gave up 10 hits against the Cardinals but the Mets responded with 11 of their own to provide him with his 18th triumph. Tommie Agee and Donn Clendenon each drove in a pair of runs.

The Pirates, dropping the seventh of their past eight games, led 6-1 after 5Va innings on Gene Alley's inside-the-park grandslam homer. But the Ex pos scored twice in the sixth, went ahead with four in the eighth and, after the Bucs tied it on Bob Robertson's homer, won it on John Boccabella's three- run round-tripper. Chicago's Milt Pappas scattered five Phillies hits while his teammates collected 20 hits. Joe Pepitone, Randy Hundley and kappas nan nomers for the Cubs, who scored eight times in the fourth frame. Horace Clarke of the Yanks lashed a bases-loaded double that capped a three-run seventh inning to beat Baltimore's 21- game winner Dave McNally.

STAFF PHOTO BY WEB RAY crashes through line for gain. Injuries Narrow Devaney's Center Pick Turner Captures Feature Columbus Docs Gemma held off a late bid by longshot Stewardess Tommie to win the seventh and feature race here Wednesday at the Columbus Races. Larry Turner rode the winner who paid $10.20, $6.20 and $3.20. Stewardess Tommie paid $16.80 and $6.00. Sadairs Champ was the show horse and had a payoff of $2.60.

Jerry Rettele was aboard Perfect Scholar who captured the fifth race with the day's top payoff of $37.60, $7.60 and $4.60. The daily double paid $21.40 and the exactas returned $59.40 and $51.80. Wednesday's Results First race, purs $1,200. 1-year-old maiaenj, allowance, 'a turiongs, 1:21 2-3. Kendonmar (Anderson) ....3.40 2.80 2.20 Sacky Sue (King) 12.00 4.40 Smokie's Baby 2.80 Also ran Powdered Protein, Ponnero, Mini Bene, Legal Lark, Happy Clemen tine.

Palones Pagan, Wakecoll. Second race, purse 3-year-old Neoraska-oreas, claiming, furlongs, 1:15 2-5. Jannie Jump Up (L. Turner) 8.00 3.80 3.20 Judy In Disguise (Ecoffey) 1.80 140 Nahrview (Anderson) 3.00 Also ran Zeke The Shiek, Nervey North, Whirling Ann, Aramat, C. Jay's pet.

Daily Double $21.40 (it 7) Third race, purse $1,000, 2-year-old maiden Nebraska-breds, furlong, 2-5. Fanarula (Stalling!) 5.20 3.40 2.80 True Wynn (Ecoffey) 5.00 3.60 Lilly Macree (Caniglla) 6.00 Also ran Whoa Rube, Drafts Ghost, Careless Carrie, Rusty Gray, Mr, Postmaster, Kandy Korn, Good Mandy. Fourth race, purs $1,400, 3 4 4-year- olds, claiming, on mil A 70 yards, 1:45 2-5. Do Wacky (Anderson) 4.40 2.80 2.20 Bit Of Cheat 3.40 2.20 Almagest (Ecoffey) 2.20 Also ran Wonder Joy, One Feather, All The Same. Fifth race, purse $1,000, 4-year-olds up, $1,500 claiming, furlongs, 1:14 4-5.

Perfect Scholar (J.Rettele)37.60 7.60 4.60 Irish Leaf (Barnes) 3.00 2.60 El Shadd! (Baxter) 5.60 Also ran Darkies Choice, Dowd, My Clue, Swell Pal, May Babby, Stormy Wan, Happy Deer. Exact (5 I) Sixth race, purs $1,100, 4-year-olds It up, claiming, on mil 70 yards, 1 :46 3-5. Shamrock Field 7.00 3.80 2.80 Stratalea (L. Turner) 4.40 2.80 Billy Meadow 2.60 Also ran Mr. Slipper, Miss Lorcher, Quilla Court.

Seventh race, purs $1,500, 2-ytar-olds, allowance, 5Vi furlongs, 1 :08. Docs Gemma (L. Turner) 10.20 6.20 3.20 Stewardess I (J. Rettele) 16.80 6.00 Sadairs Champ (Anderson) 2.60 Also ran Harvtest Of Harmony, Chestnut Chic, Choice Honey, Little Sac. Eighth race, purse $1,400, 4-year-olds up, $2,000 claiming, aft furlongs, 1-5.

Ernie's Abbey (Ecoffey) ..5.80 3.60 2.60 Summa's Wish (Mundorf). 9.20 4.80 Lucky Para Dice (Farris) 3.40 Also ran Sugar Harvest, Lonesome Eddie, County Fleet, Jet Smooth, O'Jeta. Exact $51.80 (5 4) Attendance 2,875 Mutuel Kansas Practices Goalline Stands Lawrence, Kan. W) The Kansas football squad capped Wednesday's workout with a goalline scrimmoge producing jarring contact. John Riggins crashed through for a touchdown against the No.

1 defense, and Chuck Schmidt ripped across against the No. 2 defenders. The first string defense gained revenge when Tom Oakson intercepted a pass by sophomore quarterback Bob Bruegging. Coach Pepper Rodgers later noted with pleasure that the team liked that kind of action. He said he was gaining more confidence in the defense.

"We'll have a good defense and a most exciting offense," he promised. "There is nothing wrong with this squad's attitude. If we get beat it will be a physical thing," Sports Menu Friday HORSE RACING Columbus, 4 p.m. SOFTBALL Mid-Central Regional Tournament at Ballard Field. Saturday HORSE RACING) Columbus, 2 p.m.

SOFTBALL Mid Central Regional Tournament at Ballard Field. AUTO RACING, Stat FeSprlnl Cari, Fairgrounds, I p.m. settled' down in lawn chairs brought along for the occasion to wait for the first bite. Finally around nine o'clock, we managed to pull in a bullhead that was barley keepable. I've done better fishing from puddles.

About three hours later I pullled in a brother to the first one caught, then around one, a sardine managed to get hooked onmy line. Then things started to pick up a little as Dave brought in one that weighed Vh pounds on a frog. With out spirits raised, we all eagerly threw our lines in and started waiting again. Finally the boy dropped off to sleep and I pulled his i sleeping bag from the trunk of the car and let him crawl into it in the back seat. Momma then slipped off to sleep curled up on the chaise lounge as sister Becky curled up on the front seat of another car.

But even that was all right as Dave and I wanted for the fish to really start hitting they never did. We waited until 6 a.m. but never caught another thing. And neither did any of the other fishermen scattered up and down the shoreline. We got home around seven just in time to meet the paperboy and stagger off to bed worn out from alt the 'marvelous' fishing we'd had the night before.

Night anglers, phooey! Who needs them? More Timber Lines Hunting season isn't far off now as you can tell if you walk into an avid gunners house. You can smell the solving compound and oil as soon as you hit the door. At least two months (not counting the early duck season) are left until upland game hunting is open, but quite a number of hunters are getting equipment ready now. It's a smart move to check equipment early. You never can tell what's happened over the months that the equipmtnt has laid idle.

Boots need to be waterproofed, rips in hunting apparel need repairing, guns need checking there's no end to it. Lombard. Reported In Grave Condition SCHNEISS That leaves just sophomore Doug Dumler. Although Janssen is out for about six weeks, it is hoped Jamail will return soon. Jamail was not the only loss Wednesday.

Monte Johnson, the sophomore defensive middle guard who had just been elevated to the No. 2 unit Monday, also suffered a sprained ankle. Some pleasing things came out of the scrimmage session, however, as the first string offensive unit continued to display an explosive attack. "Of course we worked from just the 30 yard line on in," Devaney explained. "We call that four-down territory, since you wouldn't punt from there.

So, it puts a lot of extra strain on the defense to prevent a first Mrs. Lombardi's statement said in part: "Mrs. Vincent Lombardi today confirmed the grave condition of her husband, the coach and executive vice president of the Washington Redskins "Mr. Lombardi underwent surgery June 27 for removal of a tumor and a section of his colon. He was readmitted by Georgetown University, hospital on July 27 for additional surgery relating to an extraordinarily virulent form of cancer.

Lombardi was admitted to the hospital June 25 for what was then described as a stomach ailment. Two days later, he underwent a long operation in which two feet of his colon was removed when doctors discovered the tumor. Exactly a month after the operation, he was readmitted and further surgery was performed. The reports began circulating soon afterward that he would never leave the hospital. But until Wednesday, newspapers and broadcast 'down." As a result of pinpoint passing by quarterback Jerry Tagge and the hard running of fullback Dan Schneiss and I-back Joe Orduna, the No.

1 offense tallied six touchdowns against the Black Shirts, the Huskers first line defense. "The gold shirts (No. 2 defense) did a good job against the second offense though," Devaney said. "That was pretty much a standoff." Van Brownson was the signal caller during those offensive efforts. Just one additional scrimmage session is on tap prior to the season opener at Memorial Stadium against Wake Forest, Sept.

12. Under regular game-like con stations generally refrained from carrying the reports. Mrs. Lombardi, who has been living in a room at the hospital across the hall from her husband, recalled some of the high points of her 30 years with Lombardi in an interview with Washington Post sportswriter Bob Addie. "He's different from most coaches," she related, "because he believes that a football team is a family.

He is the head of the family and he shares the players' problems and joys as if they are his own children. "They often say Vin is like the commander of a Roman legion, but if he is, he commands a legion of love." Mrs. Lombardi said that as many of 500 letters, cards and other items came a day for her husband. One was a tall "flower lamp" reaching from floor to ceiling with various articles attached and with a card reading: "What's this I've beta hearing abont you Running To Daylight with the nurses." 3 By VIRGIL PARKER When football practice opened this fall, Nebraska coach Bob Devaney had three top candidates for the starting offensive center job. He expected to watch their progress and pick one.

Fate took another step toward making the decision for him Wednesday when the Huskers staged a bruising scrimmage. The first step was taken last Saturday when Bill Janssen, operating with the No. 1 unit at the time, broke his arm while the team was practicing kickoff returns. Wednesday Doug Jamail, who was listed No. 1 on the depth chart at the start of the fall workouts, limped away with a severely sprained ankle.

VINCE LOMBARDI an hour later, in the first of three-a-day condition reports, Georgetown University hospital said there was no change in his condition "He's still in grave condition." The statements seemed to confirm the persistent reports that death was imminent jor the man who once described winning as "an all-time thing." and dismissed anything less as "hikydink." -x ditions, the contact will take place Saturday afternoon. The Big Red staff will divide the squad into two teams, splitting the offensive and defensive players. It has been announced, however, that both Tagge and Brownson will operate with the first team, alternating the quarterbacking chores. Jeff Kinney was in full uniform again Wednesday, but displayed a noticeable limp and was held out of trie heavy work. He pulled the hamstring muscle in his left leg in last Saturday's scrimmage and may not see any more contact before the opening game.

Thursday will mark the end of the daily double drills for the Huskers. It was signed: "Love and Kisses from Ethel" the widow of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Two days before his second operation, Lombardi attended a practice game in Baltimore between Redskin and Colt rookies.

He sat in the press box during the game and then visited the dressing room to talk to Washington players after the scrimmage. Newsmen reported he looked drawn and ill at that time. After the second operation, Lombardi watched the four regular preseason Washington games over a closed circuit television that was installed in his hospital room. Mrs. Lombardi told Addie: "Vin watched about one half of each game.

When some of the players didn't do things right, his language really blistered the ears of those nurses. I remember he looked asleep watching one play and I said something about Charley Taylor dropping a touchdown pass. 'I caa he growlei" -FIGHT SET FOR SEPT. 17- Unbeaten Stander To Face Ramos Washington (UPI) Vince Lombardi, who built an almost legendary reputation as a win-or-else football coach, fought a losing battle Wednesday against the ravages of intestinal cancer. The wife of the 57-year-old coach of the Washington Redskins confirmed persistent reports that Lombardi was gravely ill and near death from "an extraordinarily virulent form of cancer." Marie Lombardi, who observed the 30th anniversary of her marriage to the famous coach on Monday, authorized a statement in her behalf by the National Football League club, of which Lombardi also was executive vice president and five per cent stockholder.

She acted after Washington newspapers published what had been fairly common speculation for weeks that Lombardi, who coached five NFL champions and two Super Bowl winners at Green Bay, was on his death bed. Mrs. Lombardi's statement was issued at 1 p.m. CDT and Stander has won all 13 of his "pro bouts, ten by knockouts. In his last two outings, he scored a third-round knockout of Ray Ellis and a first round kayo of Wild Bill Hardney.

However, Stander has never fought an opponent that will offer the power and experience of Ramos. Slander's crack at Ramos has an ominous similarity to a previous fight between Ramos and Dub Mams of Oklahoma City. Manis, like Stander, was regarded as a bright young prospect. He met Ramos and was soundly beaten. The Stander-Ramos fight is scheduled for ten rounds.

The Cornhusker Boxing Club plans to add a pair of six-rounders and one four rounder to thtcard. Omaha Unbeaten heavyweight Ron Stander will lace his toughest test Sept. 17 at the Omaha Civic Auditorium. Coming to town is Manuel Ramos, the finest heavyweight In Mexican history. The 27-year-old Ramos, who lives in Mexico City, was rated second in the world two years ago on the strength of victorfes over such well-known fighters as Eddie Machen, Ernie Terrell, Tony Doyle of Minneapolis, and James J.

Woody of New York, who was knocked out in the second round by Ramos. The 6-3, 2-10 pound Ramos has a record of Eighteen of the 25 victories have been the result of knockouts. One of his dozen losses was a knockout defeat by heavyweight champjpn Joe Frazicr. 1.

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