Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 24, 1975 · Page 72
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August 24, 1975

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 72

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i? -- August 24,1975 $«MW^£«aeJ««*-.wail 13 REGULARS SET TO GO AGAIN Tech Returns Most Of 74 Winner fieML We OK** three «f car four 4ivisM» teams eariv in the^seasw." Lam- Gmb will ceutiwe as offensive ewdiaatar aud ROB SaCford as defensive ojordwator Jimmy Pry is a aew coach on offense. West Virginia Tech's Golden Bears enjoyed the honey sweet taste of victory last year with their first winning season since 1965. They are shooting for a repeat this fall. Coach Charley Cobb can count on a veteran nucleus of 13 returning regulars in the attempt to equal or surpass the 5-4 record of last season. The regulars are almost evenly balanced between the two units, with six back on offense and seven back on defense. The offensive starters returning are senior quarterback Lester Tharp, junior full. back Mike Swartz. senior tackle Rick Boone, junior tackle Charles Tucker, senior guard George Rice and senior wide receiver Rick Workman. "We think we have one of the better quarterbacks in the West Virginia Conference in Tharp," commented coach Cobb. 'He is a good passer and just a good all-around athlete." Tharp. a former star at Greenbrier East High, alternated at the Q.B. post his first two seasons but then took over as the regular signal caller the middle of last season. Tech is also well set at fullback with the 190-pound Swartz to carry the ball along with his back-up, 195-pound Brian Roberts. LESTER THARP . . . Returns At Quarterback Jerry (Moe) Towmwi knows the score... ... when it comes to Leathers from Silton of California. This Commander model has the game well in hand when it comes to style and quality. Priced at $175.00 makes it a touch down in the game of outerwear. The bulky knit cable turtleneck by Thane leads the line in sweaters for wear and looks. Priced at $23.00, 100% acrylic and fully washable makes it an easy touch for everyone. "Moe" is a coach at Stonewall High and graduated from Dunbar High plus he played football for W. Va. Tech. He is the father of two children and is very active with the Preschool Children at his church. Being all this and a man who loves to dress, he really is a Latimer's Man. .. a , * rimers ltd. 809 Quorrier Street 343-9435 Open Monday Fri. 'jil 9 BankAmericord Master Charge The halfback posts are a different matter. "We don't have anybody returning at halfbacks and we are counting on freshmen. We'll have to wait and see who comes out ahead in practice," Cobb remarked. The Tech coach said his offensive line will be about average in size. He singled out Boone, a 220-pounder from Greenbrier East, as the outstanding blocker. Rice (195) and Tucker (235) are also experienced hands. "We have some sophomores who should offer competition for jobs on the line" Cobb noted. He mentioned tackles Charles Buckley (236) and Bob Gobel (255) of Winfield, guard Ken Hayes of Gauley Bridge, center-guard Allan Johnson (208) of Parkersburg and center John Wiemann (186). The loss by graduation of fleet all-conference wingback Jeff Droginske will hurt the wide receiver positions. Another receiver, Nitro native Rick Workman (195), has a neck injury but is expected back. John McKenna (212) played some at tight end last season. Defensive regulars returning are end Frank Gattuso (205), tackles Jerry Mob- Icy iZfiOi ;iml Miki-7;icchini i2KH ;imVli;i'li- backs Robert Dawson (185), Paul Drake (170), Frankie Hall (180) and Jerry Williams (205). 'Mobley will be a co-captain and one of the better tackles in the conference," Cobb said. "Mobley, Gattuso and Zacchini give us three good linemen. We need an end to replace Rick Higginbotham and somebody to play nose guard." Coach Cobb also needs two new linebackers. He does have all four secondary backs returning but commented, "They are not sure of holding their jobs. There is going to be competition from freshmen Tim Johnson and Ron Henderson of Stone- walll Jackson and sophomrore Robert Vance from Greenbrier West." This will be Cobb's 19th year at Tech and his 16th season as head coach. "Our program is in the best shape of the last eight or ten years," he feels. "Coming off a winning season gives us a little edge and we had a good spring practice." Cobb said the Golden Bears will find out early when kind of season it will be. "We CORONAMATIC Supef 10 m*-*-! 259.35 1211351 CORONAMATIC Super 12 ,4 277.30 JZ CORONAMATIC Model 1200 . ., 414 . -r 249.95 $219.55 CORONAMATIC Model 2200 ..,....,. : S309.50 !2fi5fi TRA. S159.50 $1M3I 'CLASSIC 12 Manual si60.so $1 open with Shippensburg State (at Montgomery Sept. 6). Shippensburg is one of the few teams that beat us badly last year (39-18) and it has a good running back in Rene Posey," Cobb said. 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