Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 24, 1975 · Page 65
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August 24, 1975

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 65

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Sunday faaettv-Mait wvu CMtkued From "They're young but they have the ability and the know-how." Bowden said recently. "The experience Kendra gained last year might be the only edge he has over Williams. At any rate.'I wouldn't hesitate to send Williams in at any stage of the game, regardless of Kendra's perlorm- ances." Bowden's own son. junior Tommy, the eldest of the two Bowden brothers on the WVU squad, has apprarently won the No. 1 flanker position. But a Hurricane sophomore. Steve Lewis, is still pressing him for the job. At any rate, the position will be in good hands, as it surely must be. With neither Williams nor Kendra noted for throwing "bombs." it is likely the Mountaineers will rely more on the short pass-the first down getter as opposed to the touchdown-getter provided by the "bomb." But there are some sure hands out there tolgrab them, most notable being an ex- basketball player by the name of Scott MacDonald. And a 6-5 soph named Benny McDay has grown steadily in the estimations of the WVU coaches. While there are questions about the defensive line, there is no doubt in the minds of the coaches that their offensive line, intact from last year, will sing a happy song for the Mountaineers. Al Gluchoski, starting his third season at center, ranks with the best WVU ever had at that position. The guards will be manned by a pair of juniors, who asserted themselves so impressively last year that two seniors -Dave Wilcher and Rick Pennypacker -were rooted out of the starting lineup. The two juniors they think so much of are Steve Barley and Bob Kaminski. 'At tackle positions. Dave Van Halanger. now back in good health following surgery, and Tom Brandner will hold forth again. They were outstanding last year. So why say more? Backing; them up will be Charlie Gatson. a good, gough -- and big -- kid I'Eom Herbert Hoover, and Wayne Gate- w]ood. · Indeed, the offensive line should serve well the fine array of backs the Mountaineers have this year. But it may have to be that good -- or better -- if the untried defense doesn't measure up. "The Mountaineers lost heavily from the line last year with Jeff Merrow and Tree Adams being the biggest losses. But back again is the best of them all, Hurricane's Steve Dunlap, a linebacker the pros drool over. [And giving Bowden and Co. some reason tr} feel confident about the defense is the fact that Clay Singletary, a sophomore, and John Schell, a junior may shove a cou- pje of 1974 regulars out of first line jobs. ; Singletary may team with Chuck Smith a'e regular defensive tackles, Schell may start at right cornerback, rounding out the defensive'secondary which also includes junior Paul Jordan at left cornerback, senior Mark Burke at free safely and sophomore Tommy Pridemore at strong safety. · Back up on the line, there will be Jack Eastwood of Nitro at his new defensive ehd position. He was a defensive back last season but has proved just as capable and allot more important to the Mountaineers irj his new job. He'll also serve the Moun-" t^ineers as one of the tri-captains, the others being Owens and Van Halanger. iAndy Peters, a senior, will team with Eastwood at the ends, with senior Ray Marshall at right linebacker, opposite D\mlap. Ken Culberlson will take over the big hole left by graduating Jeff Merrow at middle guard. He could measure up to a standout. ^.Bowden feels that there is plenty of talent on his football squad and that it might very well become a big winner. But the defense is the key to it all, despite those fine running backs and that tough offensive line. ;'the kicking is suspect, though. Chuck Brooks, who had spells of inconsistency last year, must do the punting unless the iricoming freshmen pop up with a good kicker. ' iThe Mountaineers lost three games last year invariably found themselves at a disadvantage because of a missed conversion after touchdown. Emil Ros. Bill MacKenzie and Rocky Gianola all took a turn at pjacekicking and did well -- except at those crucial points. 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