The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa on August 31, 1975 · Page 41
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version
August 31, 1975

A Publisher Extra Newspaper

The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 41

Des Moines, Iowa
Issue Date:
Sunday, August 31, 1975
Page 41
Start Free Trial

Page 41 article text (OCR)

tD/DBS MOINES SUNDAY REGISTER * Aug. 31,1975 €hamp's dead... but North Iowa is alive Pnp Football Openirs INDIAN HILLS BOWS OUT, JUNIOR COLLEGE SCENE SCRAMBLED By MARK SABLJAK For the second season in a row, Iowa Junior College Conference football coaches have had to pick a pre-season favorite without the luxury of a defending champion to throw the tag on. ' Last year Iowa Central of Fort Dodge, which had been ranked No. 1 in the nation the previous season, dropped from the conference over a scheduling dispute. And this season the conference will do without Indian Hills, 1974 conference champion which finished the season undefeated and ranked No. 2 in the nation and played in the Wool Bowl — the nation's only post-season ' junior college game. The Centerville school decided during the winter that football was too costly and scrapped the program altogether. INDIAN HILLS' withdrawal reduces the number of junior colleges in the state playing football to six: Iowa Central, Iowa Lakes of Estherville, 1974 Standings CONFERENCE xlndian Hills Waldorf North Iowa OAKY MUHLBAUER xlndlan Hills Iowa Central Waldorf Iowa Lakes North Iowa Ellsworth MarshMltown x-Droppad program w; i. • f •°*tt E Y / 10 B 8 8 0 Pts. O.P. 0 115 13 2 U9 73 3 II 123 3 97 W 6 tt, 167 PI'S. O.P. 0 244 37 1 U! SO 2 209 94 2 276 150 A 163 156 5 150 165 7 74 249 but he was also able to pick up several standouts from the defunct Indian Hills program. And returning halfback Bob Sweers will team with one of them — fullback Gary Muhlbauer — to give Lundblad two all-conference backfield selections and the Nos. 1 and 3 rushers in the conference last season. . North Iowa also picked up Muhlbauer's running mate at Indian Hills, Darrell Singleton, giving Lundblad three backs who combined for more than 2,300 yards last season. Muhlbauer finished with 1,000 yards on 121 carries for an average of 111 yards per game — best in the state. SWEERS WAS No. 1 in the conference with 724 yards in league games and 883 total yards while Singleton was among the top 10 in both the state and conference with 458 total. If that wasn't enough, by switching halfback Byron Kinseth to tight end, North Iowa has a letterman at every offensive position. Sophomore Craig Carper is among the three candidates to fill the spot vacated by graduated Doug Piro, the state's leading passer. The other two candidates are Bob Craft of LaPorte City and Marc Olson of Clear Lake — both freshmen. The eventual starting quar-^ terback has an outstanding target in Sam Menton — the state's second-leading receiver and all-conference split, end. Menton caught 24 passes for 525 yards and four touchdowns. Lundblad does expect some Junior College Outlook Marshalltown, Waldorf of Forest City, Ellsworth of Iowa Falls and North Iowa of Mason City. : But all six will be in the ;" 'Conference this season, with H Iowa Central and Iowa Lakes rejoining the group after sitting out last season. Because four of the six ; teams had winning records '-; Jast season and Iowa Central Iv'and Iowa Lakes played many ,'.;•: non-state opponents, the con- Inference coaches have been '^'reluctant to name any one 'team as a favorite. But, if number of returning 1 e 11 e r m e n and statistical leaders have anything ter do with it, North Iowa has to be reckoned with. NOT ONLY does Coach Art Lundblad have a quality group of his own back from a team that was 5-4 overall, NORTH IOWA — Coach Art Lund blad admit* that hi* team will be well off o deten linebacker positions. Brad McMahon, starter at imebickar last season, has a pulled h*m*trini and the only other cher. offensively, out worrits about nit detente — especially at the line and Br regular Is Bruce venteich m the . line, only returning regular Is Quintan Swififen. Freshmen linebackers Mike Daum and Tom Hove* and frosh defensive lineman Dave frailer can solve some of the problem* at t positions. Lundblad rate* hi* sec. ary com* a* "excellent." Among the returnee* mere are Bob Schuster, Mike Steverson and Prod Belter, an- otnar-tramfar-irom- indl«n Mills. Schuster was an all-conference selection last season is a freshman. WALDORF — With a roster of more than 10. depth Is not likely to trouble Coach Dave Bolstorft, who believes hi* team can be amon* the title contender* It. for one/ it can tain consistency al the quarterback *pot. Two sophomore quarterback* return In Bobbv Causev and Mike Ranneberger and they will compete with three freshmen for the startini slot. "W* need consistency every fame tram our quarterbacks, " Bolsforff slid. "Plus we have to replace some pretty lood people we lost en detente." ELLSWORTH - If a team can 10 only as far a> its quarterback. Coach Grovcr Garvin should be In goad shape as ho list* four players, In- cludjm three sophomores, a* possibles for the No. I spot. Returning from last season are Tim Guitar and Jo Jo Da- vision. Another sophomore I* Robbie Thompson, a transfer from Yakimi, Wash., Valley Community College, Also in the competition Is Bill Dolan of East Buchanan of Wlntnrop, who P'«vod in At Iowa Shrine prep foot ball game this month. Culler s*w the most duty last season, finishing third »! S5 nfer f Be !J n R«*«l n » * pletions In 109 attempts fo sophomores Gary E«§spuehler, a defensive end, and Ersel Heyes, a nose fuard. IOWA CENTRAL — Paul Shupe's defense ranked as one of-the feoM in the state last season, flvlni UP only so - - - -•-- games, but only ' points in nine regulars ' ' are andi that unit, in and Jii four ... They iim San- 'Shiliint and back Jerry (hups's first Briorltles 'defense with .. me team's bi excejt for one halt tiled by either soph- or Tony I llano State. IOWA LAKES - Coach Don Birmingham pas a roster of 43 — one of tlie largr " nucleus the state — and a good .. ...inslve returnees to help him In his second season at the school. Iowa Lake* used two sets of backfields last season and returning is quarterback Chuck Riser who finished fifth in passing In the state last season, completing 27 of 72 passe* with no Interception*. Running ' ' Mike Ashman and combined for over ion. Birmingham ' tensive rebuilding line and secondary. rning are link, who alvln _ yards last sea- nave to do ex- on the defensive problems filling vacant spots in the line and at linebacker on defense. WALDORF HAS 24 lettermen returning from the team that recorded the best total defense in the nation. Waldorf allowed a total of 1,403 yards in 10 games for the nation's best average of 140 yards per game. The team also, ranked third in team rushing defense and second in team passing defense. But to have this year's team come anywhere near those figures Coach Dave, Bolstorff has to replace linebacker Randy Rick, a first- team all-American now at Nebraska. Returnees on defense include end Paul McWilliams, tackle Gary Tenwalde, nose guard Jeff Breiner, corner- backs Terry Rhodes and Curt Teichert, and safety Mark Olson. Breiner and Rhodes were both first-team all-conference selections last season. "We have some pretty good people coming back on defense," Bolstorff said, "but a —Randy— Rick— doesn't come along that often." Bolstorff will move one of .last year's starting offensive linemen — Chris Beyerhelm — to a linebacker spot. Two running backs return from the offense that ranked tenth in the nation in rushing. Ed Radcliff was fourth in the conference with 459 yards rushing and Nick George ninth with 223 yards. Also returning are quarterbacks Bobby Causey and Mike Ranneberger, flanker Tony Politz, ends Bob Klavas and Mark Leugers and lineman Steve Hampshire. nation last season in rushing, also now at New Mexico. Among Garvin's top returnees are Reddrick Williams, tenth nationally in rushing last season with 913 yards on 171 carries and an all-conference selection, and Gary Evans, a 6-foot 3-inch, -240-pound all-conference lineman. After finishing No. 1 two season ago, Iowa Central dropped from the conference and had an 8-1 campaign in 1974, losing only to Waldorf, 6-2, and was ranked eighth in the nation. COACH PAUL SHUPE has 12 lettermen returning but doesn't see his team as an instant contender. Shupe says his team suffers from the usual junior conference malady — lack of experience and depth. With a roster of just under 40, Shupe sees the need to make several of his top Ellsworth Iowa Falls Sept. « - At North Iowa (Mason City; 13 — Waldorf; 20 - Iowa Central; 27 — at Masked (Lawrence, Kan.). Oct. 2 — Northern Iowa lunior varsity; 11 — at Marshalltown; II Grand Rapids, Mich.; 25 — Iowa Lakes. Nov. I — At Iowa central (Fort Dodge). Iowa Central Fort Dodge Sept. 4 — At Northern Iowa lunior varsity ,- 13 — North Iowa; 20 — «t Ellsworth; 27 - Marshalltown. Oct. * — At Drake lunior varsity; It — low» Lakes; 18 — Waldorf; 25 — at North Iowa. Nov. 1 — Ellsworth. Iowa Lakes Estherville Sept. 6 — Maranatha Baptist iwa- tertown, WIs.); 13 — at Bralnerd, Minn.; 20 - Marshalltown; 25 Northern Iowa unlor varsity. Oct. 4 — at Waldorf; 11 — at Iowa Central; II — North Iowa; 23 — at Ellsworth. Nov. 1 — North Dakota School of Science; 8 — at Plllsbury (Owatonna, Minn.). Marshalltown Marshalltown „ Sept. 6 - At Waldorf; 11 — Willaim Penn lunior varsity; 20 — at Iowa Lakes; 27 — at Iowa Central. • Oct. 2 — At North Iowa; 11 — Ellsworth; 18 — Nebraska junior varsity; 25 - Waldorf; 30 - Drake iunior varsity. MARSHALLTOWN — Coacn Herb Taylor put it bluntly — there Is nowhere tor his team to go but up. Last season his team finished 0-9, scoring only 74 points while giving UP J4». Taylor Is looking for defensive lead"'»"«•««'«•»«•> ™» omple 37 for 533 yards and a leasua hit h four touch oowns. Oavisson TinitheS " n. n downs. Anc ouc- visson TinitheS fifth with "e n'?? ?!, ard U ilM L |WD 'ouch nchoring the defense are tarlunej Vr.und7 Richard Lafford, a <loot 4-inch, .MJ-pound tackle, will an£P° r i,i m * « f 'onj|v* lino and provide blocking support tor running back Grog Griffin In hopes to add more punch on offense _ which also ranked las' in the conference. Taylor also hopes to avoid a reoccurrence of in- which hampered the team last ELLSWORTH Coach Grover Garvin has to replace an all-American and one of the nation's leading rushers, but had a fine recruiting year and has some exceptional sophomores to help in the task. Gone are Dave Green, all- American center now at New Mexico, and running back Bobby Scott, thirteenth in the Mclaughlin eyes 'sweet dreams' MALY Continued from Page One the lights are to go out, no one wants to read it. Like McLaughlin, many of the players are restless. Rick Marsh, a 6-foot 6-inch, 256-pound bruiser of a man who plays defensive tackle, wanders into Room 112. "Got anything to read?" vasks Marsh, a junior from Cedar Rapids. "I've got a book on Na- math," answers McLaughlin. "God, anything but a football book," says Marsh, who- leaves the room. ; THE MOTEL is the second place the Iowa players have been housed since reporting to camp. Earlier, they stayed at the Quadrangle dormitory, and soon they would be moving to wherever they would spend the rest of the school year. It is mid-week in Iowa City and two-a-day practices are nearing an end. The players are happy about that. Maybe Tom McLaughlin has had enough two-a-days, loo. Back home in Dubuque during the summer, he didn't dream at night. Now he has nightmares. "We're out of bed at 6 o'clock and it's tough getting rest," he says. "I'm tired a lot. I've been dreaming about abstract things — wild stuff. Sometimes I even dream about the devil. '' 1 had one nightmare recently about a woman with no head who was chasing me. She was carrying a baby on her back. "U was weird. U seemed like she was shaking me, and 1 woke up. "Actually, someone was shaking me — but it was Dave Mattingly. the guy 1 was rooming with. He said it was time to get up." Then there was the nightmare McLaughlin had about Illinois, which just happens to be Iowa's first opponent Sept. 13. get dressed for the game. We \yere supposed to be .at the stadium early, but I couldn't find my socks. "Then it really got bad. We were already in the third quarter, and I still didn't have my uniform on. "Then I woke up." TOM MCLAUGHLIN is a e-i 198-pounder who had five footballs at home during the summer. He tried to work on his passing as much as pos- and, yes, he was killed in a war. McLaughlin felt no special loyalty toward Iowa while growing up in the eastern part of the state. "Johnny Majors was the Iowa State coach early in my high school career," he said, "and his assistants would talk to me. "If Majors had stayed at Iowa State, I probably would have gone there." Tom worries about being "Everything WHS going wijig," he said. "I couldn't JOHNNY MAJORS sible, and came into camp three days early to prepare for a season in which some expect vast improvement in (he Hawks. It's difficult to tell if McLaughlin has yet been hit with the full force of the responsibilities involved ' in being THE quarterback at a Big Ten school... THE quarterback out there in front of 50,000 spectators who live and die with every Iowa game. He says he has never been a hero-worshipper; he doesn't particularly enjoy watching games in which he isn't involved and he isn't much of an Iowa football historian. "Do you know anything about Randy Duncan?" he was asked. "Duncan was an all-American here in 1956? Wasn't he?" Torn answers. "Heck, that was the year I was born." "Nile Kinnick?" "He was killed in a war, wasn't he?" McLaughlin answers. D L : N C A N WAS an Iowa quarterback who actually was an all-American in 1958. Kinnick was an all-American back' on the 1939 Ironmen NILE KINNICK "uncool" . . . worries about failure. "People tell me I might get the 'big head' being a college quarterback," he explained. "I try not to give that effect. "I could go around saying, 'Look at me, I'm the quarterback at Iowa. I make things happen.' "But I won't. That would be uncool." IN HIGH SCHOOL, McLaughlin says he "never thought much about the future. "I'm still kind of like that, 1 ' he added. "What concerns me is, what am I going to do tomorrow?" Because he is a sophomore, McLaughlin will be playing with some older, -more experienced players. He does not intend to be telling any juniors and seniors how bad they are. "I'm not a real talkative player in the huddle," he explained. "I'll try to be a leader, but it's going to be hard telling someone like Joe Devlin (a 277-pound senior offensive guard) that he's not getting his blocks. "I might say, 'Come on, Joe. push a little harder.' " In Iowa's wing-T offense, Coach Bob Commings (or an assistant in the press box booth) calls the signals. That's all right with McLaughlin, but some day — maybe when he's a senior — he'd like a shot at making his own calls. AND, SPEAKING of calls, the wake-up call the next morning at the Carousel came early. It was 5:45 when McLaughlin was roused from bed. There had been no night- marcs and he was looking forward to a better day. McLaughlin and the other players — some of them still sleepy-eyed — gathered in the basement of the motel for breakfast. McLaughlin handled his scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice, toast and milk quickly, and by 7:15 had driven his 1973 yellow Volkswagen (bearing a bumper sticker saying "It's Great to be a Hawkeye) to the Recreation Building across the street from Kinnick Stadium, where Iowa practices and plays. Now, Tom is seated on a high bench in the training room at the Recreation Building. John Streif, assistant trainer, is taping both ankles carefully to prevent a sprain. McLaughlin then heads for the locker room, straps on his pads and quickly dresses in white practice pants, a gold mesh jersey and white shoes. Mark Callaghan, an offensive guard from Sioux City who is on the fourth team, passes by McLaughlin. Callaghan roomed with Tom last year at the Hillcrest dormitory and will do the same this year. "Any visitors last night?" McLaughlin asks. "Yeah, four girls, but I had to kick 'em out," says Callaghan with a smile. ''Oh. your mom called last night?" Callaghan said. "She wanted to know how things are going?' 1 "Did you tell her all right?" j| North Iowa Mason City Sept. 6 — Ellsworth; 13 — at Iowa Central: 18 — Drake iunior varsity; 25 — Waldorf. Oct. 'I — Marshalltown; n — at Pillsbury: 18 — at Iowa Lakes; 25 — Iowa Central. ' Nov. 1 — At Waldorf. Waldorf Forest City Sept. « - Marshalltown; 13 - at Ellsworth; 19 — Iowa State reserves; 25 — at North Iowa. Oct. f — Iowa Lakes; 13 — Auqus- tana (Sioux Falls. S.D.) iunior varsity; 18 - at Iowa Central; 25 - at Marshalltown. Nov. 1 — North Iowa, players go both ways and an' injury to any of them could put the team in a desperate situation. Most of the returnees are on offense, including quarterback Bill Hunter, fullback Earl Matthews, the team's leading rusher last season, halfback Mark Scherer, and guards Dave Dodd and Jeff Jorgeson . Shupe will look to freshmen for help on both the offensive and defensive lines. Don Birmingham, former offensive assistant at Long Beach State, took over the Iowa Lakes program last season and was faced with turning around a team that had lost every game for two straight seasons. IOWA LAKES went on to an 8-1 start, beating all seven o u t-of-state opponents and losing to North Iowa to gain the nineteenth spot in the national rankings, before a 57-0 whitewash to Indian Hills in the finale wiped the team from the poll. This year Birmingham has another challenge — rejoining the conference. "I really don't know too much about our conference opponents," Birmingham said. "I tried to recruit the best people I could, knowing we will have to be very strong to compete in the conference. Our players are looking forward to the conference." MARSHALLTOWN finished 0-9 last year and Coach Herb Taylor doesn't have any easier schedule this season. Among the team's non-conference opponents are the junior • varsity squads from William Penn, Drake and Nebraska. Taylor has 12 returnees, but only one offensive back — Greg Griffin — who ran for 763 yards on 165 carries in seven games. Marshalltown will also have a new quarterback, either freshmen Gary Brittan of St. Louis, Mo., or Ed Cochran of Ames. Taylor is looking to freshman Chris Wells from Logansport, Ind., to fill the back spot vacated when Tom Munger was moved to split end. THURSDAY State Washington (Cedar Raolds) at Regis (Cedar Rapids) , FRIDAY State Ackley-Geneva at Hampton ' Albert cTtv-Truesdale at Alia Aibia at Fairfieid Anamosa at Mount Vernon Aplington al weflsburg Armstrong at Klemme at Red Oax t Laurens Av-Ha (Avoea) at Walnut t Hamilton (Btllnburg) M Monteiuma Oaklanl at Underwood Odebolt-Arlhur at Sac City Oeiweln at west Delaware (Manchester) i at Clan Lowden O-.ksloosa at Orlnnail ottiimwa at Mucsatine Orient-Macksburg at Panera-Linden ston-Churdi -C M cksDurgatPapera-L rdan at feranton ardinal (E don) at North rintral (M £-•- pfainfieid af Nifrtti Jintral (Manly) Pleasant Valley at Otngiw, III. postviiie (it waukon. Gowrle Prairie" (Cowrie) at So«th Hamilton '^Pr'a'frle City at Madrid Preiton «t Clear Cr" ' Reolna (Iowa Cl Remsen-Uniri tionyllle) prd at Britf onyllle) Rockfor it Madr d ear Creek (Tiffin) i City) at West Liberty -i at Eastwood (Corr (Correc- ars) y la) uffale center at Thompson" Carson-Macadonla at Tri-Center (Neo- Cedar Pal i at Columbus Center Point at Soringviil* 'entervllle at Fort Madison Central Arovle at Scotland County Lamanche at Orion, III. ..entM. Gitv-at-6*»ew8»d-Co(es*«rg-— central Deeatur (Leon) at Bedford Central Elkader at Starmont (Straw- prv point) Central LeMars at Cherokee Charles City at Osaae Charier oak-Ute at west Harrison (Mnndam n) Clarlnda at Mount Pleasant Carlon at Belmond Clarke (Osceela) at Wayne (Corvdnn) aSfpSfflrfl i?«,tf. l >,!LS«»ferland Roland-Story at Ntsco (Zefring) Russell at Lamonl „ • St. An-wr at Nnrthw'iorf-Kfnsetf St. Edmond (Fort Dodge) at Eagle Callerat_Loh.rvllle Sergeant W""»ilne Sluff-Luton at willow id*) y Central (Royal) at Suthe C earfleld at Shelby Tennant Clinton at Central Dave Colo at UnlorvWhitten rvn Columbus (Marshfleld, Wli.) at East lffrlOO i Coon Rapids at East Union (Alton) rornlno at Grlswo rt * * V •*' T W ' " Rlver$ (Bode) S* Dike MUNI (Cedar Falls) ....,Dows at CAL flat mer) Dunlap at Ar-We-Va (Westslde) Durant at Lincoln (Stanwood) Oysart-Gwijeo ata Dunkerton (Qnimbv) Sheffield-Chapln at Pai sihtey at central i.vnn Sioux Center at west —Stow v»ltrw~tttrm~GT9v«)-gt- Mettard Solon at Midland (Wyoming) South Clay (Glllett Grm/«) at Rythven South Paoe (Coliwe Springs) at Nishna VellevfHastlnps) . ^ .. Soutl Tama (Tame) at Charlton South Wlnneshiek (Calmar) at Valley Snencer «t A'lintlc Spirit Lake at Mllford Storm Lake at Denison Stuart-Menlg at Adalr-Casey Sumne. at Triooli Sw»» City at Rolfe Terrll at Sioux Rapids Thomas Jefferson (Council Bluffs) at Lewis Central (Council Bluffs) Turkey valley (Jackson Junction) at North Fayeffe (West Union) . . _ . Van Buren (Keosauqua) at Davis Count* (BloomfieW) ..._., Ventura at Nora Sorlnos-Rock Falls vintnn at Benton (Van Horne) wahfert (Dubuque) at Assumption WeSeHo at Wlnfleld-Mount Union Washington •t.MW-Prairle F ariham at Anita Mn * 'Grand Fonda" wrCT ™ »»rano Junction) East Slpux City at Fort Dodge :ddyyllle at Pekln (Packwood! :lk Horn-KimbBliton at Ex™a :mmetsbyrg at Alqona -tUW ff U*tu *!••!.** at at Wapsi. Jefferson <C.d,r "'wi'lern Dubuque (Epworth) at MFL (M West* 'lows City at North Scott (lid- rld w*est L yon ( West Waterl Westwood • , c.l,wfM-mMl w , . VHW Galva at Pomeroy CJt Garner.Hay« Newman (Mason rftC!'? n . ( ft ll H!!f'/ •* Estherville Gilbert at United (Boone) levTSoSiers]Clty-Bradgate at Cedar Val- Gladbrook at Garwln Glenwood at Mount Ayr Greene at Allison-Bristow Greenfield at Crnton Grundy Center at Relnbeck Guthrle Center at Jefferson Harris-Lake Park at Primghar Hartley at ShaMon Hedrick at Trl-Countv (Thnrnhura) Hempsteed (Dubuque), at Kennedy •v.7". Rapids)' ..Highland (Riverside) at Columbus nrv^viasn ,ow. »dVt^W.» M * plefon) •a cahontas ^s&^^y^s^sA We'rOTger^c'- 7 -^ at South ** st Irwln at East A Janesvllle at ~ Jesup at Cl unv7V'A*j. ":r j B»^-frstal Lake Keokuk at Burlington Keota at English Valleys (North Eng- I ISn! ly) ;—•—;"• ***!** ™' r ***^ l *WCll City Lake Mills at Pacelli (An«tin. Minn v Lake View-Auburn at Crestland (Ear- J-»Porte City at North Tama (Traer) LpF (LeGrsnd) at Colfax t'iSbolT.? WHf < o'n (GrUver) al Sanborn Lone Tree at Loulsa-Muscatlna (Letts) t Malvern at Hamburg Monil a at Woodward-Granger Manning at Glldden-Ralston Maquoketa at Central i>witt ijqsifffajA (D " hl) •" Eas ' 4 gssa 1 jfSKn' 1 carro " Marion at Linn-Mar (Marlon) Mason City at Albert Lea, Minn. .Maurice-Orange City at Manson i-Cleohorn at - Menden-Clephorn at Hinton Tn «.,«. MIWII i ra.. lw Twin C»dars (Bussey) Nashua at New Hampton Grove) at "aaiiuo 01 i^cw norn Nevada at Radcllffe M.W London at Morning Sun Da| New Monroe (Monroe! at Melcher- Northeast (Goose Lake) at Bellevue North Linn (Coggon) at Alburnetr \ r \mWJ?M*- .... . (Sloan) at Klngsley-Pferson Whiting at Anthoji-Crto Wiillamsburg it BGM (Brooklyn) woodbury Central (Movllle) at Law- ton-Rronson Winterset at Perry YJB (Jamaica) at Bayard Greater Des Moines Bondurant-Farrar at Maxwell Dallas (Dallas Center) at North Polk <A D e <!wfinq at Heelan (Sioux Cltv) Hoover vs. indianola at Hutchlns John-ton at Adel Lincoln at Marshalltown Newton vs. Roosevelt at Williams North at Ankeny Pleasantvllle at Carlisle•-Southeast Polk at Knoxvllle Tech at Urbandala Valley at Ames Waukee at Mingo SATURDAY Greater DesMoines Central Waterloo at East State Iowa Falls at LaSalle (Cedar Rapids) North Sioux City at West Sioux City St. Mary's (Clinton) at West fend Seymour at Unionyllle, Mo. West Burlington at Notre Dam* (Bur"Iowa* Deaf (Council Bluffs) at Gutten- berq This Week's Football Saturday Marshall at Akron (n). Northwestern Louisiana 'at Arkansas Eastern Michigan at Ball State Mississippi at Baylor (n) Western Michigan at Central Michigan western Kentucky at Dayton (n) Fullerton State at Fresno State (n) Pittsburgh at Georgia Villanova at Maryland Mississippi State at Memphis State Drake at New Mexico State (n) William and Mary at North Carolina Pacific at Northeast Louisiana (n) Penn State at Temple Texas-El Paso at San Diego State -(n) North Texas State vs. 'Texas-Arlington at Irvlno.Tex. (n) Western Carolina at Toledo (n) Southern Methodist at Wake Forest (n) West Texas State at Wichita Stale (n) Monday Missouri vs. Alabama at Birmingham, Ala. (n) REGISTER PHOTO BY DAVID M. LEWIS Tom McLaughlin ... He worries about failure "No, I said you broke your arm." IT WASN'T BAD for a laugh, but it was too early in the morning for many jokes. Besides, Mclaughlin had a bad practice to make up for on this final day of two-a- days until the weekend. 'I try not to be nervous," McLaughlin says when Callaghan leaves. "The first day I was, because I was trying to impress everybody. "But I've decided that if I can't get the job done being myself, I'll just never get it done." Butch Caldwell, one of the other quarterbacks, comes in at 7:35 and says to McLaughlin: "We've got a film in 15 minutes." The quarterbacks and offensive ends watch the film, which is shown by Denny Greene, an assistant coach. It shows the previous day's practice — and McLaughlin sees on celluloid how bad he was. At 8:02, the *pl a V ers are gathered around Commings. "I just talked with the president of the university," the head man says, "and he told me it would be all right for you football players to miss the first week of classes so we can continue two-a- days." Commings, of course, is joking. He is a former Iowa player and he knows how athletes begin detesting two- a-days toward the end. There are scattered laughs among the players. Commings tells his players they "haven't had a bad p,r a c t i c e yet." He says they're getting better and that they'd better continue to get better. THEN IT'S up the hill to the stadium, where McLaughlin's first duty is to throw to the other quarterbacks to loosen up. Then come calisthenics, led by Co-Captains Andre Jackson and Brandt Yocom. Later, the players divide into separate groups, and even later McLaughlin is Igain go- ing zap, zap, zap with his passes when the backs line up for plays. At 10:35 a.m., McLaughlin is finished. He is feeling very good. "This was the first time I've worked only with the No. 1 backfield," he said. "My throwing came along well. . .. did a few things right." Tom dressed quickly, drove the Volkswagen to the Carousel for lunch and prepared to check out. Classes would start the next day and he had to move his stuff into Hillcrest. H e had registered for classes the previous day at the Fieldhouse, signing up for 15 semester hours of work. He said he wouldn't mind owning his own sporting goods store some day, and this fall is taking such courses as core literature, quantitative methods, earth science and environmental issues. ''I had a 2.3 grade-point average as a freshman," he said. "My dad is a foreman a't the Dubuque Backing Co., and my parents have always stressed the importance of • college education. They laid I wouldn't get a good job without it." AFTER BEING locked up so long during the two>a- days, Tom said it was nice being able to see girls during the afternon registration for classes. "I have no special girl- friend," he said. That was verified by Callaghan, who said it wasn't unusual for the two roommates to talk well into the night on a variety of subjects last year as freshmen. "The only times we'd relax would be on Saturday nights, after games," he said. "We might go downtown. "Tom isn't a loud guy." added Callaghan. "In our room, we might talk about football, we might talk about religion. "One night he told me that, sometimes when he gets 'down', he looks to God for the answer." '

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page