The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 16, 1953 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 16, 1953
Page 11
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fMDKESDAY, S1SPT. 16, 1953 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER 'PAGE ELBVElf A Weaker and Lighter Oklahoma Team Seen By SAUL FELDMAN NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The backfield situation at the University of Oklahoma is being kicked around about as much as the football these days. With the Sooners' big opener against Notre Dame a week and a half away, Coach Bud Wilkinson continues to juggle his starting four in a search for a scoring punch without sac >?ficing an effective defensive secondary. The most publicized backfield man. Buddy Leake, is being shuttled back and forth between quarterback and left half. Qene Cala- rne, who played some quarterback last year, has been out with a bad shoulder «nd Lealce is even calling Plays for both the first and second teams in practice. Last year's two safeties, Larry Grigg and Jack Ging, are now halfbacks in an effort to build up the defense for the no-substitution rule. Another Change After last Saturday's scrimmage Wilkinson promoted Bob Burris ahead of Ging, Burris, an 18 : yep.r- Old sopnomore, is fast and big. The brother of Sooner All-America guard Buddy Burris, he is adept at bath offense and defense. Grigg, the Sooner co-captain, is being pushed by MerrilJ Green, who played right half last season when Leake was !••' -ed. Fullback Max Boydston, converted from end to give the backfield speed and weight, has an astute understudy in Tom Carroll, a Korean war veteran who looked good as a freshman in 1950 but couldn't get into shape when he returned f school last fall. "We've only got U or 15 boys capable of playing against Notre Dame," Wilkinson said today in sizing up his squad. "We're awfully light and lack the scoring punch we had last season. However, when the weather turns cooler and our top men can play 60 minutes, we should be a good team." Wilkinson has been concentrating on defense, which he feels Is more important now that the new rule eliminates the platoon system and the Sooners are short on experience. Practice injuries have hurt the line. Co-captain Roger Nelson has a bad arm ailment and may not get to start at tackle against Notre Dame. Star Guard Hurt Guard J. D. Roberts, who played on both defense and offense last year, also pulled up lame. Oklahoma is a one to three touchdown underdog in its home stand against Notre Dame. The Sooners will be far weaker than the club that fell to the Irish, 27-21, last year. That was Oklahoma's only loss, having won eight and tied one. After the first tilt, Oklahoma must face three more big ones in a row—Pittsburgh, Texas and Kansas. Except for Oklahoma, practice at most Big Seven schools has tapered off to light drills in anticipation of Saturday's openers. Only Oklahoma has an open date this weekend. Missouri temporarily lost the cervices of Ed Merrifield, a top ground-gaining back. He is sidelined with a shoulder injury but may be able to play against Maryland Saturday. Georgia Tech quarterback Pepper Rodgers holds the Southeastern Conference records for consecutive extra points (19) and for most field goals (4) during a regular season. Read Courier News Classified AUs- SHOULDER ARMS—Rocky Marciano is not shifting the volley ball through his legs to a receiver or getting set to hit the heavy bag. The ball passes through Maricano's legs, around one and then the other. This p keeps the shoulder, back and arm muscles moving simultaneously. The Brockton Block Buster bends under and'around the bag practicing how to avoid punches and limbering A the muscles of his shoulders and back, strengthening his legs and making the upper part of his (body more mobile. No punching is involved. The heavyweight champion is in early training at, Grossinger's, N.Y., for defense of the title against Roland La Starza at Polo Grounds, Sept. 24. (NEA); You're All Invited f To Attend the NATIONAL I COTTON PICKING CONTEST -OCTOBER 1ST AND 2- PRIZES - ENTERTAINMENT f UN TCC ALL Blytheville's GREATEST Event! (This Ad Sponsored By Blytheville Water Co.) Logan Arrives as Solid Shortstop By MURRAY OLDERMAN NEA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK — (NEA) ,One impromptu brawl at midnight on New York's 42nd Street got Johnny Logan more newspaper notoriety 'than any of the fine fielding plays or timely bingles he's made this year and last for the Braves And you can't convince Vern Bickford that Logan doesn't hit harder than Eddie M»thews — not after the mouse he raised over the pitcher's eye with one right-hind socle. Yet his ability to cross a right is the least of Johnny's virtues, as far as Cholly Grimm and the Milwaukee club are concerned. They believe they've got a shortstop who'll lold up with any,'in the .National League for all around play. He'll hit a consistent .285. The official batting average for 1952 was .233, and it's been right tround Ihere this season. Manager Grimm's got him batting second, where he hits well behind the runner and occasionally unloads the ong clout to drive in runs. In the field he led the league last year with a percentage of .972. He las a range, a good arm and he and Jack Dittmer team up well > make the double play. Better still, he's only 25 years old, which with fellow youngsters Dittmer, Del Ornndall ind Bill Bruton means years of down the middle protection for the surpris- ng Milwaukee club. A pair, of strong, sure hands tEndicott, N. y., «sked: "Wlwre'd you get 'em?" "I've done quite « bit of milking," was the quick retort. Around Endlcott, Young Yachta, as he's known — this Logan's Russian rather than Irish — was better recognized as a rugged halfback in football. Still a half dozen major league clubs were after him, including the Yanks and Dodgers. • ed the account Bizzino and Reese, and chose the Braves. The rest wasn't easy. Johnny, a wlsecrucker, couldn't make Milwaukee in 1948, when it was still a minor league club. He failed to last with the parent Boston Braves in his first shot In 1851, hitting a meager .219. But Johnny had a champion in Grimm, under whom he played In tile minors. When Cholly Grimm took over the Braves' helm last June, Johnny Logan came with him. Both have done all right since. BONUS BABY —Reno /eter Bertoja, 18-year-old mfielder of Windsor, Ont., was paid $20,000 Ifor sisning with the Detroit ' Tigers. (NEA) fe»ture Logan's play. 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