Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on December 29, 1970 · 15
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Tuesday, December 29, 1970
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Van and Jerry Fun Show TT n it With Football Writers l8 IS Jj Pi By DON FORSYTHE Miami, Fla. The Van and Jerry show, No. 1 on the Nebraska popularity poll for a : couple of years now, proved just as big a hit in Orange Bowl country, too, Monday. C o rnhusker quarterbacks Van Brownson and Jerry Tag-ge, along with LSU's do-everything back Tommy Casanova, participated in a lively press conference wrapping up Monday's football activities for the Orange Bowl teams. The wit and poise of the Cornhusker quarterbacks proved a delight for the scribes who hadn't met them before. "I don't like Van. -He can't run and he can't throw," deadpanned Tagge when asked about how he likes the N e braska - dual-quartcrback system. "Actually," Tagge continued. "We're both out to win. We: respect each other for the job he can do." : Brownson, asked if he'd like to alternate by series much as LSU does with its quarterbacks, gave a negative response. ' "I think it works better this way. I don't think we'd like to change it," he said. . Brownson, who has been plagued by ; injuries in his junior season, noted that he's "ready to play if needed." As Van detailed the nature of his elbow ailments to the Louisiana writers Tagge inter-jected "that's right where I bit him." Both Cornhusker quarter backs heaped credit on the offensive; line for their, excellent passing percentages. Both are over 60 per cent for the season. "It's easy to sit in the pocket and pick out a receiver when you have time to look at one, two or three receivers," said Tagge. The Green Bay junior also credited the Cornhusker receivers for excellent work. "We don't have any super receivers, but overall they're the best in the nation," he said. Casanova, who will be employed primarily as a corn-erback by the Tigers on New Year's night, observed that he may have seen better individual pass catchers such as Notre Dame's Tom Jcimtal "i LINCOLN, NEBRASKA TUES., DEC., 29, 1970-P.M. PAGE 15 Gatewood and Auburn's John Beasley during the season than he'll face against Nebraska. "But these guys are better runners after they catch the ball than anybody we've faced," he said cf the Cornhusker corps of Guy Ingles, Johnny Rodgers, Jerry List and Jeff Kinney. LSU defensive backfield coach Don Purvis claimed the , Tiger staff has great respect for Brownson and Tagge in their ability to pick out their targets. "They don't just put the ball up for grabs," he said. - While the passing game got most of the attention the Cornhusker quarterbacks stressed that they're not going to forget the running game come time for the Orange Bowl. , "The key to beating LSU is being able to move the ball on the ground," said Tagge. "We like to keep the defense guessing on what we're going to do." Alao participating in fte Monday press conference was Cornhusker defensive backfield coach Warren Powers. He observed that LSU i3 a great "long bomb" team, but noted that the Cornhuskers have given up just one long pass all season. Powers also emphasized that LSU's substitution scheme could cause Nebraska some problems. "We're stressing conditioning because they platoon whole teams and always have fresh people in the game," he said. The Cornhuskers are apparently starting to regain the conditioning they had maintained during the year. . "The last couple of days things have been pretty good, but the first couple of days down here it was pretty hot and we weren't too sharp," observed Brownson. LSU coach Charley McClen- don observed that his club, like Nebraska, had appeared sluggish in its first couple of workouts. "The team looked tired ... and I was tired myself," he said. Nebraska coach Bob Devaney sent his club through a morning workout Monday, the last drill the Cornhuskers were to have at Miami Dade Junior College. The Tuesday, Wednesday night and Thursday practices will be held on the PolyTurf surface of the Orange Bowl stadium. Back in togs Monday was cornerback Joe Blahak, apparently recovered after suffering leg cramps in Sunday's workout. Split end Guy Ingles was kept out of the heavy work in an effort to give his ailing leg more rest. Foote Still On Payroll By Associated Press Frank Foote has not yet been dropped from the State Game and Parks Commission, payroll, although the commissioners Dec. 17 voted 4-2 to dismiss him as assistant director, it was disclosed Tuesday by commission director Willard Barbee. Bar bee said he is certain the procedure used by the commission in dismissing Foote was illegal, and said he has asked for an attorney general's opinion on that point. Meantime, Barbee said, he made "an administrative decision" to keep Foote on the payroll because to terminate his employment would jeopardize Foote's retirement rights. "I felt it would be simpler to retrieve any overpayment than to get his retirement program straightened out in case something comes " about to change the termination," Barbee said. The commission's surprise firing of "Foote Dec. 17 was based on voiced dissatisfaction with his handling of land acquisition for Indian Cave State Park in southeastern Nebraska, and his redeployment of Game and Parks Department personnel. Barbee said Tuesday he had concurred with Foote in those actions to which commissioners objected, and tried to tell the commission so at the Dec. 17 meeting, but was cut off and prevented from doing so. Barbee said he realizes he is "vulnerable," but said the payroll had to go in eight days ago and he was faced with making a judgment. "You don't fool around with a man's retirement when he has 13 years invested in it," Barbee suggested. Barbee said he had not specifically told the commissioners he was keeping Foote on the payroll, but said he wrote commission chairman Milt Muncie of Plattsmouth before taking a recent holiday leave to say he was asking an attorney general's opinion. -Muncie later called assistant director Richard Spady to direct that he write also for an attorney general's opinion, on the same ' subject although phrased somewhat differently. .. "I'm sitting here on a powder keg," said Barbee. Foote was designated assistant director at a commission meeting last July 24. He had formerly been with the State Parks Division. Fight On Apparently New York W) The long awaited heavyweight title showdown between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali now appears set for Madison Square Garden and' closed circuit television on March 8. Garden boxing officials announced Tuesday a press luncheon for noon Wednesday at a midtown restaurant, indicating that the negotiations have been completed for the lucrative match of the unbeaten. ' ' ' (7 Thursday Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl -Alabama v. Oklahoma, 6:30 p.m. (6-10). Orange Bowl Preview 7:30 p.m. (3). P? 7T$a tit ) c O O At i H " '-ffi r More Confident Chalk Peps 'Careless' Cornhusker Win By RANDY YORK Kansas City, Mo. Nebraska's Leroy Chalk came away from what could be termed a "careless" basketball game here Monday night more confident of his effectiveness. "This was my best game of the season. I felt more relaxed, yet thought I played more aggressively," Chalk said after the Cornhuskers decked the deliberate Oklahoma State Cowboys, 71-58 in the first round of the 25th annual Big Eight Conference tournament. Colorado used a weird mixture for success 35 per cent field goal shooting and 21 turnovers - to dump Kansas State, 59-56 in the other Monday night game advancing to a semifinal showdown against Nebraska Tuesday night. Chalk played what he called his best all-around game to give the sometimes lethargic Cornhuskers their ninth win in ten games. The 6-7 Big Sandy, Tex., senior who was benched for disciplinary reasons in last year's tourney opener against Colorado, showed personal signs of redemption.' He put the necessary mechanics of sound basketball into one package, hitting 5-8 fielders and 4-5 free throws, snagging 11 rebounds and perhaps most significantly playing "great team defense" in the opinion of Nebraska coach Joe Cipriano. "Chalk did a good job on the boards, and really played great on team defense when we needed it most," Cipriano said. Was it Chalk's best game as a three-year Cornhusker strrter? "I'd have to say it was," Cipriano said. Collectively, Nebraska appeared to have produced offensive efficiency with Marvin Stewart' getting 22 points and Chuck Jura 17 as the Cornhuskers reached the 50 per cent field goal shooting plateau for the tenth straight game. But a somewhat cautious Cipriano refused to be overly impressed. "We were a little impatient on offense, we were bigger than Oklahoma State and that paid off. But our starters were careless," Cipriano pointed out. "We were not mentally right. And Stewart had one of his poorest games of the year." Stewart committed numerous The player who needed a rest most however, but who didn't get it, was Colorado's Cliff Meely. Coping with severe stomach cramps and suffering from the flu, the Buffs' all-time leading scorer nevertheless hit 29 points in the CU's mildly surprising win. In a game which saw 39 turnovers and 35 per cent shooting by both teams, Colorado notched its fifth win against two losses. "We'll have to play much better to beat Nebraska," Meely noted. "We'll need more of the type of game defense collected their respective fourth , that we had tonight but I will fouls midway through the sec- have to rebound better. It will ond half. be tough to stop Nebraska "Most of the kids got more because (1) they can run a lot rest than usual and I hope it and (2) they've been so suc- can help us," Cipriano noted. cessful so far." traveling violations and had the ball swiped three times in partial contribution to the Cornhuskers' 16 game turnovers. What pleased Cipriano most was the opportunity to use his bench early when Nebraska built two 13-point first half leads (25-12, 30-17) and late when the Cornhuskers had an 18-point advantage (71-53) with more than three minutes remaining. Although it was not an advantage at the time, Cipriano had to use his reserve power when Jura and Mike Petersen Toledo Gets Farewell Win For Departing Lauterbur UPI TELEPHOTO Oklahoma State's Tony Kraus gets a rebound as he collides with Nebraska's Al Nissen during their game Monday night. Suggs Stars in Romp OKLAHOMA STATE (58) fg.fga ft-fta reb Alford 2-4 0-0 4 Jeffries ...1-5 4-4 2 Clack 4-11 1-1 3 Mullen 4-8 1-5 1 Kraus 2-8 B-10 11 Uthoff 4-7 5-6 11 Wheeler 0-2 1-2 2 Dean 0-1 0-0 1 Cole 0-2 0-0 1 Merlda 1-1 2-2 1 Totals 18-51 22-30 37 NEBRASKA (71) Nissen 2-5 0-1 2 Stewart 9-16 4-4 2 Petersen 3-11 0-0 4 Chalk ..5-8 4-5 11 Jura 7-10 3-7 7 Riehl 2-3 2-3 4 Gregory 1-4 0-0 1 LeRossiflnol 0-0 0-1 2 Watts O-o 0-1 1 Munson 0-9 0-0 0 Christline 0-1 0-0 0 Totals 29-58 13-22 34 Oklahoma State 33 Nebraska 36 25-58 35-71 Statistics First downs Rushing yardage Passing yardage . Return yardage ' Passes Punts ' ,.' Fumbles lost Yards penalized B'ue Gray 10 21 147 73 -2 254 0 15 6-20-3 19-404) 6-32 6-3B 2 2 45 25 Friday- sugar Bowl Air Force v. Tennessee, 11:55 a.m. (7). Cotton Bowl Notre Dame v. Texas, 12:45 p.m. (6-10). Rose Bowl Ohio State v. Stanford, 3:45 p.m. (3). ; Orange Bowl Nebraska v. Louisiana Stale, 7 p.m. (3). MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) South Carolina Coach Paul Dietzel's most crucial decision for the Blue-Gray football game may have been made last week when he named his own quarterback, Tommy Suggs, as the Gray starter over the more Iba Turns Announcer Kansas City IB Henry Iba, retired basketball coach at Oklahoma Stale University, will do the television color for Big Eight Conference basketball games this season, Commissioner Wayne Duke announced Tuesday. Iba retired as coach of the Cowboys after last season following a long and illustrious career at Oklahoma State. Ten Big Eight games will be televised, including one Saturday afternoon doubleheadcr. Max Falkenstein cf WIBW-TV, Topeka, Kan., will handle the play-by-play as in past years. Paul DeWeese of KSAC, Manhattan, Kan., will do the . halftone and post-game shows ' and also will do color. The Saturday afternoon doubleheader will be March 6 when Oklahoma plays at Kansas and Colorado invades Nebraska. 1 publicized Bill Montgomery of Arkansas. By the time Montgomery left the bench in the second period, Suggs had built a 14-0 lead with two touchdown passes as the Southerners rolled to a 38-7 victory, greatest, rout in the history of the 32-year-old event.' Suggs, who packs 190 pounds on his 5-foot-9 frame, was named the game's outstanding player after rifling scoring shots of four yards to Tulane's mi i i i iinthm t All event free unletf followed' by all tine i.m. ukleta boldfaced for p.m. Tuesday - State Pius X v. at Waverly Prrp Basketball Omaha Paul VI Tournament, 7. College Basketball Wayne Holiday Tournament, Wayne v. Missouri Western; Kearney Holiday Tournament, Kearney v. Sioux Falls, S.D.; Hastings Christmas Tournament, Hastings v. Simpson, Iowa; Doane Invitational. Doane v. , Southwestern, Kan.; Chadron Holiday Tournament, : Regional College Basketball Big Eight Tournament at Kansas City, 1, 3, 7 and 9. "Wednesday State . College Basketball Chadron Holiday Tournament; Wayne Holiday Tournament; Kearney Holiday Tournament; Hastings Christmas Tournament; Doane Invitational. Dave Abcrcrombie and 50 yards to Florida State's Don Pcdcrson. Suggs hit on 15 of 24 passes for 211 yards while Montgomery connected on only four of 16 for 43 yards. "Tommy was more familiar with the plan than Montgomery and that is the reason that Bill might not have looked too good," said Dietzel. "If We had been running an Arkansas type offense, then you would have seen the real Bill Montgomery." Dietzel, who has worked nine all-star games, said, "This is the best team that I have worked with in a game of this type." A first period injury to the only center on the Blue squad, Tom Beard of Michigan State, forced a trio of changes in the offensive line. Beard returned to action in the third quarter and the Blues promptly drove 60 yards for a touchdown, a six-yard run by James Harrison of Missouri. "We got behind and just couldn't put our game plan in effect," said Blue Coach Bobby Bowden of West Virginia. "We were never in the ball game," Bowden said. "They simply outclassed us." Clemson's Jack Anderson scored two touchdowns for the South, each on three-yard runs, the last with only one second left in the game. Blue 0 0 7 0-7 Gray 14 7 3 14-3B Gray-Abercrombie 4 pass from Suggs (Simcsak kick) Gray-Pederson SO pass from Suggs (Simcsak kick) Gray-Anderson 3 run (Simcsak kick) Blue-Harrison t run (Jacobs kick) Gray-FG Simcsak 23 ' Gray-Kingera 7 pass Interception (Simcsak kick) Gray-Anderson run (Simcsak kick) KANSAS STATE 6 F Snider Hall Thomas Kusnyer Zender COLORADO Mitchell Smiln White Lull Green Totals 2-4 0- 2 1- 2 7-9 1-1 0- 1 2-2 1- 2 0-0 0-0 F 1-3 0-0 8 13-16 29 T 10 Jameson 12 Mitchell 1 Meely 19 Creightn 1 Aaker 6 Shell 2 Mitchell 1 Teets 4 McCoy 0 Maulsby Hotman Smith 21 14 23 54 Total! Kansas State Colorado 25 345? Fouled out Kansas State, Kusnyer, Total fouls Kansas State 23, Colorado 18 A-8,700. 5-8 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-1 0-3 2-2 1-3 0-0 18 23-37 59 23 33-54 Statistic Toledo W8.M First downs 24 15 Rushing yardage 324 139 Passing yardage 128 127 Return yardage 74 0 Passes U 13-22-2 Punts 2-34 7-38 Fumbles lost 3 0 Yards penalized 10 46 Orlando, Fla. UP) Ex-Marine Frank Lauterbur has quit after 23 straight victories at the University of Toledo and Tuesday became head football coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes. Word of the Big Ten job leaked out Monday and Lauterbur confessed the plans to his players Monday night before the Rockets thrashed William and Mary 40-12 in t h e Tangerine Bowl. "It was supposed to be released Tuesday in Iowa City," the 45-year-old coach said. "I have nothing more to say about it except that somebody jumped the gun on the release. I don't kndw who." The former West Point and Baltimore Colts assistant coach replaced Clive Rush as Toledo's football chief in 1963 and, after a building period, produced an 11-0 season in 1969 and a 12-0 record this year. Defense became king under Lauterbur as the Rockets rolled to two straight' Mid-American Conference titles and two consecutive triumphs in the Tangerine Bowl against champions of the Southern Conference. "They outstronged us and out-quicked us," said William and Mary coach Lou Holtz. "Toledo can play football with anyone that includes teams like Texas and Ohio State." The W&M Indians finished their year with a 5-7 record, gaining the bowl bid by taking the Southern crown with a 3-1 league showing. Lauterbur's defense gave up six points to a bit of age-old trickery to fall behind 6-0. The Rockets scored the next 40 points and William and Mary finally got touchdown No. 2 near the finish. With the lopsided victory, Toledo outscored its dozen victims in 1970 by a combined score of 384-88. A W&M quick kick shocked the Rockets and when the ball glanced off the foot of Toledo's Gary Hinkson, the Indians recovered at the Rockets 39. The ancient maneuver led to a 10-yard touchdown gallop by Tod Bushnell that gave the heavy underdogs a 6-0 lead. Toledo moved consistently but couldn't score but once before halftone. Sensational junior quarterback Chuck Ealey hit three passes for big gains as the Rockets scored on a 1-yard plunge by 235-pound fullback Charles Cole to take a 7-6 edge. Toledo busted it open with marches of 87 and 86 yards in the third period. Tony Harris ran 15 yard's to score one touchdown and Joe Schwartz busted up the middle for nine to get another. Ealey passed to Don Fair for .' a four-yard TD and scrambled three yards for another in the final quarter. Lauterbur, who refused to go into the Iowa appointment, replaces Ray Nagel as Hawkeye head coach. Nagel was fired after a 3-6-1 record -this year. William and Mary 4 0 Toledo : 0 7 0 4-12 13 20-t0 W&M Bushnell 10 run kick failed Tol Cole 1 run Duncan kick Tol Cole 1 run Duncan kick Tol Schwartz 9 run kick blocked Tol Fair 4 pass from Ealey Duncan kick Tol Ealey 3 run Duncan kick Tol Niezgoda J2 interception kick blocked W&M Regan 2 run pass failed A-15,644 Playoff Start Times Slated New York Cf) Starting times for Sunday's National Football League conference championship games as announced Monday by Commissioner Pete Rozelle: American Football Conference at Baltimore between the Baltimore Colts and Oakland Raiders, 1 p.m., NBC-TV. National Football Conference at San Francisco between the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys, 4 p.m., CBS-TV. The winners will meet in the Super Bowl at Miami, Fla., Sunday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m. The game will be televised by NBC-TV. C. "T?T' 'n y fl p UPI TELEPHOTO Kansas State's Mike Kolich suffers a jersey tackle by Doug Hamritk of South Carolina in the Blue-Gray all-star game Monday night. The Blue team lost by a 33-7 count. J

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