Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on October 10, 1974 · Page 11
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 11

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 10, 1974
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McClard Doing His Thing Rubinsli Ua * The Padt For New Orleans Saints While other players at othor positions are engaging in various forms of off-season e x e r c i s e , N e w Orleans placokickcr Bill McClard docs his own llilng. Not tin awful lol of running--just some incidental sprinling--but plenty of footwork otherwise. Bill's a placekicker and hu'cl like to be the b e s t in the busilicss and the only way to attain lhat status is lo work at il, hence his awesome con- ccntralion on that particular function. "I suppose I've averaged close lo 60 balls a day (or the past ten years--accounting for just about the entire 305 days in a year," slated the stocky 540, 202-pound McClard. "I know I kick six days a week from February until the start of training camp. Once we're inlo Ihe regular season rouline I follow a fairly rigid drill s c h e d u l e , wilh Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday being my hardest days. I might kick as many as 80 balls on a Tuesday--an off-day for most of our squad but my busiest. I lift weights Monday end Wednesday for overall body strength, not just Ihe legs. I sorl of laper off on Thursday and Friday and I'm down to about 20 kicks on Saturday, including kickoffs in special teams drills." Since a holder .is not always available. Bill devised a metal iiul wire gadget t h r e e ' years ago thai serves as a more or less automatic holder [or his placekicks away from the Stints' training sile." RELAXES IN GAMES "The jobs ot Hie holder and .he snapper just can't be underestimated by any placekicker," added- McClard. "My handmade device is certainly adequate Tor practice purposes but 1 can really relax in game competition with Tom Myers 'iclding from Dave Thompson's snap. They're really experts at (heir assignments and definitely make my task easier. Actually, I'd say t h a t half the responsibility is theirs. That's how important they are--and a kicker can't afford to forget it. "I'm hitting the hall better now--five yards deeper on kickoffs--fhan 1 did as a rookie Iwo years ago. For one thing I'm happier being back in the South. I'm accustomed to the area--the people and the cli- male. I didn't really kick that bad in San Diego, just not'good enough to keep the job. My outlook on everything is much, better now. A contented player is a belter player." A collegiate placekicker al Arkansas who was talented enough lo establish NCAA records with a three-year lota] of 212 points and a liO-yard goal vs. S.M.U., he connected on " if 2l three-point attempts In 97n after joining the Saints for -he last eight games. Ho nailed seven of his last ten shots at he uprights and thus far Ihis season is three tor four. WANTS CONSISTENCY "What I'm striving for," said WcClard, "is the consistency ot A Fred Cox (of Minnesota). I've vatchcd him kick in drills and ie meets Ihe ball Ihe same way every lime. He rarely misfires. never have figured out how nccer style kickers keep the iall straight but enough ot them lave been effective." In reply lo a comment about BILL McCLARD quite a ipocialists few place'kicking uiprcdiclable, "Kickers arc b e i n g somewhat Bill responded, great worriers. Northwest Arkonsoj TIMES, Thuu., Oct. 10. 1974 AYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS Runners Dominate Offensive Race LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Four runners top the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference's list in rushing and also rank among the top seven in total offense this week. Mike Rubinski of Southern Stale, Nathaniel Daniel of Stale College of Arkansas, Joe Smith of Henderson and Luther G u i n n of Ouacbita have gained 533, 482, 394 and 289 yards respectively by rushing. Rubinski and Daniel are 1-2 in total offense, all by rushing, and are Tar ahead of the other football players In scoring. Daniel has scored SO points while Rubinski has chalked up 54. Smith is in fourth place behind teammate Terry Blaylock, who has 405 yards. Guinn, last year's rushing leader, holds seventh place in total yardage 1 gained, but he 1 has played in one less game than Ilia others. Jeff Smith of Harding College is the passing leader with 374 yards on 27 completions out of lil attempts. Smith and his freshman teammate Steve Peoples are tied for the most completions with 27. Harding's Jack Barber and Perry Brown continue to lead the AIC in pass receiving with 18 reception each. Barber has 27 yards by receiving and Brown has 196. Terry Perkins of Southern State has the most interceptions with (our. Lewis Pryor of Henderson returned seven punts for 110 yards last week against Harding to take the lead with a season total of 12 returns for 176 yards and a 14.7 average. Rick Gray of Arkansas Tech and J. D. Smith of Harding hold first and second place in kickoff returns while Bo Atkins of Henderson remains the leader in punting with a 36.9 average. Sun Names Peters ANAHEIM (AP) -- James M. Peters, a part owner of the Cal: ifornia Sun of the World Football League, on Wednesday was named the team's chairman ol the board and will act as chiel executive officer. Larry Hatficld will continue to serve in as the Sun's president. 11 WVS WHILE IT IS NEWS IN THE TIMES --^^·^·······^·^·····················^^^^^·^^^M^.^^^^ii MARSH'S RACING TIRES Mcrsh's Tires for Pick-Ups Marsh's Tires for Family Cars : Marsh's Tires for Compact Cars ; Marsh's Tires for Motorcycles Marshs' Tires for Snow . Marsh's Tires for Race Marsh's Tires for Your Need MARSH'S RACING TIRES Hwy. 71 No. at 71 Bypass, Fayetteville ' Their greatest problem is no' .he leg but [he head. I haven't taken up worrying yet because I know that I'm going to miss some. But I know that I'm going lo make more lhan I miss." Playing for a team that makes a habit ot getting involved in tight, low-scoring games, Bill McClard could likely play a vital role in the Saints' 197l success. Then it's back to the 60 balls-per-day grind next winter. Newcombe Advances TOKYO - No, 1 seed John Neweomba of Australia defeated MiUuru Motoi 6-1, 6-2 in tlie second round of the $100.000 Japan Open Tennis championships. OPENING NEXT WEEK PAINT 19 T s re PRIZES · Free Gifts for Adults · Exceptional Values · Balloons for Youngsters 2844 North College Open 9-9 Sunday Closed THURS., FBI., SAT. IsoosEGurr .22-CAL RIFLE* -700' RIFLE- 49 97 67 3 Days 11 Charge 97 It Itatfaf 13-Qauge goose shotgun Bres S* magnum or regular 254" ··hells. 2-st»( efip holds 2:i". Remington* SO^Shol automatic rifle with cross-bolt safely and ·Ijp-ofFscope mounts. Charge it, Boll-action Remington* 700 AOL in.243or-270Winohester»and 30/06 caliber. Detachable sights. 742 ADL 30/60 --141.97 sabtebfede. feather hag dtp, steath INSULATED 2-PC.SUIT 7 47 s« ·D«f* Warm, SgNweigM underwear. Acetate she! Insulated wifli Or. ton* acryfc and fined with cot* Ion. Kidne*8apon)acket JONES-STYLE HAT Peg.2.44'3Days Popular slyfe hunting hat in brush brown cotton duck. Charge [t 12-GA. SHOTGUN* 4O97 ^^T ^^»«S- 60.96 Shoots 3" magnum or regu. larsize shells. C-lect choka, Hwy. 71 B North ot Rolling Hills Drive in Fayetteville, Arkansas WED.,THURS.,Fm.,SAT. *4.1A*' moit t» up in cxnvn. Pixchtitr m-jtt ba a rnidint of the Slits tn v.Wtt\ tnwrrro mi/or amnumt' (ion we told.- SINGLE ACTION HR "TOPPER" SHOTGUN HR 20 GAUGE 30-30 COMBO Single Shot Action in 20 and 12 gauge. Walnut grain with recoil pad and lever- operated breaking action. Reg. 35.97 MARLIN 30-30 87.97 30-30 Lever Action Walnut Stock WINCHESTER MODEL 94 CARBINE Reg. 94.94 76.88 30/30 lever action carbine with hooded front sight, half-lock safety, straight line. Sold in Sporting Goods Department. INSULATED HUNTING WEAR Reg. 23.88 Camouflage Suit Reg. 12.88 9 1-pc. camouflage outfit for hunting. Durable cotton poplin is full cut and waler repellent. Assorted sizes. 2 GUN RACK Reg. 2.S6 1 94 2 place truck gun rack of vinyl coaleed steel. Coveralls have Dacron® polyester insulation, hood, two patch pockets. Assorted sizes. 2.97 Gun Cleaning Kit Reg. 4.37 3" Kit has solvent, oil, 3 pc. aluminum rod, tray. BUSHNELL 3-9x SCOPE Reg. 53.48 94 4 Days Only '. Scratch-resistant finish, nitrogen -- Kfled,- fog-resistant. Wind and elevation adjustments. DUAL "X" 4x32 RIFLE SCOPE' Reg. 26.96 ,0,7 Fully Coated lens. Centered Reticle. HUNTING VEST Reg. 5.66 2 large pockets and bresl pouch. Shell loops and rubberized game bag. SLEEPING ZIP-BAG I MM Orange or avocado Red nyion shell with 3 Ibs. of warm polyester insulation. 33 x77" finished size. Washable. FEDERAL® CARTRIDGES* 3 97 4 Days Hl-shok soft-point bullets in 308, 30/06, 270,243,35, cal. 20 rounds. Change it. Reg. 4.36, 30/30 Ammo ,.,,.,3,33 Ro!^g Rlfls Drive in Fayel!e¥i!!e r Ark.

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