Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on September 10, 1972 · Page 81
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September 10, 1972

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 81

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W. VA. TECH AT A GLANCE Coach: CharlieCobb ' 1971 Record: 2-6-1. 1W72 Outlook: Exciting, but will be forced to depend on sophomores and freshmen to carry much of the load. Staff hoping to develop winning attitude behind backs Wayne Price and Mike Gibson. Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 1972 Schedule 1971 Score W. Va. Stale, home 7.28 Glenville, away .DNP Bluefield State, home '.'.I'.'.', 10-21 W. Va. Wesleyan, away 0-9 Shepherd, home 17-17 Concord, away 26-18 Salem, home 13-19 Frostburg, Md., away DNP Mars Hill, N. C., away 14-26 Tech Promises to Be Exciting Team to Watch Charley Cobb i:Hh Year At W. Va. Tech SEIKO SCORES POINTS WITH SPORTS LOVERS. All the sporty features a man could want are found in these new Seiko watches. They have automatic self wind, an instant day-instant date change calendar, water resistance down to 229 feel, to name just a few. They also give you the accuracy and reliability of Seiko's 17 jewel movement. All at very sporting prices. Because all Seiko watches are made by automation. So you pay only for the timepiece, not the time it took to make it. Come in today and see this great Seiko Internationa! Sport along with all the rest of our great Seiko collection. SEIKO · DOWNTOWN |310 Cupilcl Si.) i KANAWHA CITY i C o r k l e A v « . £.£.) JEWELERS Sept. 10,1972 MONTGOMERY- "We can't complain. We're going to be an exciting team to watch." That's what West Virginia Tech coach Charlie Cobb says about the Golden Bears' football team this season. "If we can keep people healthy we'll be in good shape. We'll have boys that can run, some that can pass and some that can block. We're going to be more consistent than in the past and we'll be a lot more exciting," Cobb adds. Cobb's statements stem from the fact that he has three , promising quarterbacks this season. "The three quarterbacks we have are the best we've had in the last few years, but they're freshmen and it will take time for them to adjust to college football." Cobb said. The three quarterbacks are Terry Murphy from Wheeling, Lester Tharp from Greenbrier East and Jerry Williams from Strawsburg. Va. "Right now, it's a tossup as to which of the three will start. I do know that all three will be playing." Cobb said. Four other freshmen have impressed the Tech coach to the extent that they could become starters before the season is over. ' They are halfbacks Marvin Moore of Greenbrier East, end Eric Kurd of East Bank; defensive back Don Money of C e r e d o - K e n o v a a n d linebacker Steve Hess of East Bank. "We're real pleased with our recruiting. We've got some guod freshmen and they all show a lot of promise," Cobb said. Other freshmen impressing the Tech staff are guard Paul Misch of Brooke C o u n t y , t a c k l e J e r r y M o b l e y o f Bellaire. Ohio, and tackle Mike Zacchini of Bellaire Ohio. Heading the list of veterans at Tech is r u n n i n g back Wayne Price, who will serve as co-captain along with offensive tackle Dwight Stull. Others returning to the offensive unit are tackle Donnie Lucas, tight end Dave Eads. guard Cecil Tominack and flanker Jeff Dragonskie. The defense is headed by the return of end Chuck Bailey and Rich H i g g e n b o t h a m , linebacker Reggie Billups and halfback Mark Redden. "We're lacking experience in our secondary and our entire defense will be rather green this year," Cobb said. "We feel that you can build a defense with desire and ability while it takes ability and e x p e r i e n c e to m a k e an. offense." Just because Tecii has three talented quarterbacks, don't think the Golden Bears won't run. "We've got two power runners this year and better believe they'll be running," Cobb said. The Tech coach was talking about Price, who will carry 195 pounds, and Mike Gibson, a 230-pound transfer fullback f r o m " W e s t V i r g i n i a University. Tech was hurt somewhat when three players failed to report for football this year. Gary Smith, Grant Pettit and Eddie Nicholson were all married during the summer and did not come back for football. . "We're going to need a lot or help from our sophomores and freshmen. We have onlv six seniors and three juniors on our roster and the remaining 52 players are sophomores and freshmen," Cobb said. WKLC AM 1300 Football St. Albans High School--Nitro High School Notri Dame Football--W. Va. State Football NFL PRO GAME OF WEEK MON. NIGHT (Seme gome Oi TVj ICE CREAM PIZZA PARLOURS 808'/2 Greenbrier St. Phone 344-8483 Odkwood Contley Drive Phone 342-2995 CALL YOUR ORDER AHEAD... IT WILL BE READY WHEN YOU ARRIVE! FOR THE FINEST PIZZA AND HOT SANDWICHES. MAKE IT A FRIENDLY GET TOGETHER AFTER THE GAME *·?*: '"^ 25F

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