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· Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Wed., Oct. 23, 1974 Quarterbacks Pfick Their fAYETTEVILLC, ARKANSAS VjJUU F1UIUUI.K.5 rilbK. IIIBIT Grant Hall NFL Teams Swa Broyles Explains Reason For Jekyll, Hyde Phenomenon -The most strinking thing about the current college foot,-ball season has been t h e Jekyll and Hyde phenomenon. ·Since the Arkansas Razorbacks : A(e typical of the teams that ' Jiflve played great one week and badly the next, Frank Broyles agreed to tackle the subject , Tuesday.. ·· "The first thing," he began, "is that there are a lot more ·'·food football players coining out of high school, and therefore a lot more good college ·ieams. Right now, there are "Jp-obably only two or three ·:jgreat te'ams in the country. :· "Many good teams are com- ·Sosed mostly of young players, i'ho have come right from high :i Sfchool to the varsity since t' 'Jreshman-eligible rule was t ssed three years ago. The ange in college football Rt whereas it used to take a x player three years to make the varsity, he's now getting to play without even a spring . £r,actice. ""The young players are t illed Just to be playing -y haven't gone through al concentrated work that nse se required to make the var stty. \Vhen they're winning everything is great. But whei things go wrong, they haven' got the experience to know how to combat adversity. "So what we've seen all year is the pendulum swinging toward the team that gets the early momentum. When we've gdlten the early momentum wfe've won three games. Al three that we've lost came after the other team captured thi early momentum." · SAME EVERYWHERE Broyles continued, "Othe coaches that I talk to say th same thing about their teams · The thing is that there's no ' a bad major college team the country. To prove that, jus . look at the Florida State-Ala bama game. Florida Stat hasn't won in 17 games, bu Alabama had to kick a fiel goal in the final miriute lo tea them. "In today's football, it yo ', can't stop the other team' 1 .punning, it destroys your con fldence. And if you can't ru against the other team, it's th same thing. The teams that ge the upper hand running th football are winning." For an example. Broyle pointed to Southern Cal. "The haven't thrown 10 passes in game since we beat them," h said. "Against Pittsburgh, the ran for 40B yards and thre\ for 15 or 20. "The team we play Saturda (Colorado State) is probably th strongest passing team in th country. They're the best I'\ seen since our team with Bi Montgomery in 1969." Why are teams stressing th run and de-emphasizing th pass? "First of all, it's easier t recruit outstanding runner t h a n outstanding passer Second, It's easier to coach th 1 running game than the passin ; game. Bear Bryant · said tl \ other day that Alabama use ;to spend twice as many hour = working on pass protection ar .defensive coverages, as they c now. With the Wishbone, yo .have the same defense and th ·same coverages every week." ·1 STILL MUST THROW ' -Broyles noted,, however, th ;"Jviu still have to be able · throw. That's hurt us this ye .'.-- when we had to, we couldn ' do it. But of course it's mo difficult to pass when you have i to;/' V ^'either Scott Bull nor Mark ·Miller has enjoyed much suc- .. cess passing this year. Last /year's starting quarterback, .Mike Kirk'land, fell behind when /hfi suffered a freak wrist injury ·'during fall praclice. Miller has - · - · - · f o r the quarterback for 10 of the 13 ocked punt just before half- me. The Longhorns called two meouts to set up the possi- lity, after Arkansas ran three keepers for nine it do over, would larterback ards. If he had By THE ASSOCIATED PHESS The National Football League jlayed musical chairs -- with quarterbacks. By the time the game was over, four clubs had new quar- ·erbacks. The Los Angeles Rams had the biggest surprise Tuesday, final day for inlcrclub trading -- and got the biggest reward, five draft choices from the Green Bay Packers for John Hadl. That's right, the Hams traded away John Hadl, the quarterback who made all pro after loading them to a 12-2 record last year. Hadl couldn't get the Los Angeles offense to move this year. It meant that James Harris' promotion to starter is permanent. The 27-year-old black Suarlerback threw three touch- own passes last Sunday and go the Los Angeles offense cacking for the first time in royles try harder for the first iwn? "Oh, I probably would," e said. "But il we can't rotect our kicker there, the hances are that they'll block punt later on. The rush they sed was no surprise, though, 'e'd worked on it all week." NOT FIRST TIME Bill Zaplac blocked an rkansas punt on the last play " the first half of the 1969 exas game. Instead of ad- ancing the ball, he fell on it s the half ended. Last year, ollen Smith scored the only rkansas touchdown in a 34-6 efeat on a blocked punt. So aturday's block by Earl ampbell wasn't a complete ombshell. At one point in the first half aturday, Arkansas had fourth nd three at the Texas 31, acing the wind and trailing 10- Broyles said he decided gainst a field goal try because like Dean's 45 yarder into the ind had cleared by only a ard or two earlier. "Ours vould have been from three ards further out," he said, and Dean actually has a tronger leg than Steve Little." In the second half, trailing 7-0 and facing fourth and one t its 39, Arkansas elected to unt. Texas set up at its 35 nd drove 65 yards to the ouchdown that made the score 4-0. Before the punt, several .rkansas offensive players ges- ured as if they wanted to go or the yard. But Broyles said, 'You just can't gamble on your nd of the field in that situation. 7e still thought we could win lie game by sticking with our says, "It will ;ame plan." Broyles now ake' a miracle for us to tie or the conference champion- hip. Everyone would have to tart beating everyone else." No team has ever won the eague title with two losses. Broyles did note that if Arkanas, Texas and Texas AM hould tie and if neither team weeps the other way, Arkansas vould go to the Cotton Bowl Because the other two have [one more recently. NOT OUT OF IT __ , _ (AP Wircphoto) VETERANS DEALT . . .Daltas Cowboys' Craig Morion, right, has been traded to the New York.Giants. The Giants in turn have shipped Norm Snead to the San Francisco 49ers Husker Quarterback Voted AP Weekly Award . all six games Arkansas, but Bull possessions against T e x a s . Broyles is still undecided on this week's starter, but he noted that Kirkland would play some down tiie line. Against Texas, Arkansas actually had more time of first half, to 14. But Texas went ahead 17-0 on a possession in the nearly 16 minutes As for other pobl possibilities, Broyles said, "Well, we're 3 3 and that's what we were last year when we could have had ur pick of three bowls if we'd Dealer either Rice or SMU." He said the decisive national- :elevision defeat would be 3alanced by the win over Southern Cal. Would he' trade that USC win for a conference win? "Absolutely," he said, 'although that win may help us more in the long run than we realize, particularly if USC Joes to the Rose Bowl. We're just not as good now as we were then. We're hoping that going back to besl-abainst-best practices will help us get back to where we were." Broyles acknowledge that a 6 5 season might be a reasonable goal, since Arkansas plays both AM and Texas Tech on the road. "But that's not our goal at this point," he said. "We want to do better. The chances are that only about five teams in America will have fewer than two losses this year. Teams that go 8-3 and 7-4 are joing to be considered pretty good. "What we know is that it's a great thrill to play well in November, and that we haven't done it the past few years. That's our goal right now." One more thing. What happened to the coaching tower at Razorback Stadium? "Oh. I just got tired of sitting up there," said Broyles. "I can sec more from the tower, but 1 wanted to get more involved with practice." So for the past two weeks, Broyles has been mingling with the assistant coach and players, offering suggestions and encouragement. He hopes it will pay off in the Razorback's stretch run. LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -Dave Humm, the quarterback who has kept Nebraska's football team in the Top 10, has lifted the hopes of Cornhusker fans with his latest exploits. Coaches and players marie no bones about last week's game against the Jayhawks of Kansas being a major test for the Big Red, beaten by Missouri the week before. Humm was injured in that game, as he was in an earlier contest with Wisconsin, when Nebraska suffered its only oth er defeat. But "The Hummer" stayed healthy Saturday, and led the ninth-ranked Huskers past Kansas 56-0, broke three Big'Eight passing records and earned Na tional College Back of the Week honors from The Associatec Press. Humm, a senior from Las Vegas, attributed much of his success against the Jayhawks to the emphasis Nebraska coaches put on a quarterback's ability to read opposing defenses. Humm read the Jay hawks as if he had written their defensive playjook. He completed 15 consecutive passes for one Big Eight mark tossed three scoring passes to set a conference career record of 36 and completed 23 of 2' jasses for an .852 percentage .he best ever achieved by a quarterback in a Big Eigh Ohio State To Keep Winning By HEHSCHEL NISSENSON NEW YORK CAP )-- "We expect another team to try and beat us, but we're not going to lei it happen." So says Ohio State's Woody Hayes as the 6-0 Buckeyes get ready to defend their No. '1 ranking against 1-5 Northwestern. "Only way to avoid it is preparation." adds Hayes. "We'll be ready. We do want to keep all four hacks running." The four m a i n backs are ta.il- back Archie Griffin, who's averaging 6.9 quarterback yards a carry, Cornelius Greene at 6.3, fullback Champ Henson at 5.0 and wingbaek Brian Bas- dtnagel at an astonishing 13.1. Those averages have remained pretty much the same for the last few weeks and Hayes, be^ lieye it or not, isn't happy about it. "We've had offensive consistency around 73 per cent for three straight weeks," he said. iSTJie reason we're not getting ratter is'using other players so f he number will slay around 73 per cent level again as Buckeyes use a lot of play- eri in beating Northwestern ... 56-7. Last week's score was 45 right, 17 wrong and two lies for .726, bringing the season's Scoreboard to 279-108-12--.721. All three Upset Specials went down the drain, however, although -West Virginia came within seconds of beating Miami, Fla., before losing by a point. Oklahoma 58. Kansas'State 7: If that's a good score for Ohio State, why not for Oklahoma? Michigan 35, Minnesota 14: For the Little Brown Jug Minnesota gets jugged and mugged. Alabama 42, Texas Christian 7: TCU won't stop 'Bama, even though the Horned Frogs have won all three previous meetings with the Tide. Auburn 20, Florida State 7: Auburn has never -lost to FSU and there's no reason lo start now. Southern California 34, Oregon State 7: USC's passing game might not be as good as it should be, but the ground game, led by Anthony Davis, is no problem. Notre Dame 14, Miami, Fla. 7: Hurricanes come on strong to avenge last year's 44-0 shellacking, but not strong enough. gs MANY AUDIBLES Humm, a lefthander, csli mated that he called audible at the line of scrimmage abou 40 per cent of the time Satui day, after looking over the Jay hawk defensive alignment Coach Tom Osborne saic Humm's ability as a field gen eral probably was as importan a factor in the Husker victory as his sharp passing hand. Humm, in being named AP Back of the Week, beat out: Quarterbacks Mark Drisco of Colorado State, Steve Joa chim of Temple. Gary Sheide o Brigham Young, Marty Vaugh of Penn, Cornelius Greene o Ohio Stale, Chris Kupec o North Carolina, Mike Cordov of Stanford, Malt Rcoinson o Georgia, Tom Shuman of Pen State, Craig Penrose of Sa Jose State. Jim Wagoner o Louisville and Tom Vosberg o Dayton. Running backs Rick Up church of Minnesota, Lou Giammona of Utah State, Jo Washington of Oklahoma. An thony Dorsctt of Pitt, Mike Wi liams of Iowa State. Jim Poplc of Northwestern, Archie Griffi of Ohio State, Earl Campbell Coach Selected BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP)Wayne Clairmont, a player o the inactive list and forme pjofcssionsl with other team; has been named coach of tl Bioome Dusters North Amer can Hockey League team here C l a i r m o n t , 3 1 , succcct Wayne Kitchingman, who r signed on the eve of last Fr day's opener, according to Ro Orr, Dusters' general mana'ge Clairmont was a scout !a year for Phoenix in the Worl Hockey Association. Name New Chairma NEWPORT BEACH, Cali (AP) -- John Bassett, owner the World Football Lea'gu M e m p h i s Southmen, w a named chairman of th league's executive committee. Bassett's main duty as com mittce head will he to recon mend approval of future WF franchise owners, a leagu spokesman said. exas, Willard Harrell of Pacif Jeff Johnson of Fresn ale, Walt Snickenberger rinccton, Jim Herndon ·ake, Dennis Johnson of Mis ssippi State and Don Gesick Yale! Defensive hacks Tom Grave Michigan State and Jim Nes Clemson. D74. In the other deals involving uarierbacks. Craig Morton, le disenchanted Dallas Cow- oy backup man, was sent to he New York Giants, who c a l l journeyman veteran \'orm Snead lo the San Franisco 49crs, who then traded oe Reed to Hie Detroit Lions. Archie Manning, however, layed with the New Orleans Hints, who apparently couldn't nake the right deal for their uarterback by the 4 p.m., IDT, Tuesday trading dead- ine, even though he was enched last week. Manning ad been on the trading block, oliable league sources report- d. In the day's other exchanges, lefensive tackle Cm-ley Culp and a 1975 No. 1 draft choice vent from the Kansas City liiefs to the Houston Oilers fo defensive tackle John Matuszak ·md a No. 2 draft pick for 1976. Corrierback Jim Marsalis was lealt by the Chiefs to the Den- ,'cr Broncos in exchange for ackle Tom Drougas and linebacker Tom Graham. "John Haril's experience, ability and leadership qualifies should be of great value lo the earn," said Dan Devine, the Backer coach and general manager. Devine, however, dicalcd he still plans to start Jack Concannon on Sunday when the Packers play the Uions, To get Hadl, the Packers agreed to give up their No. 1 and No. 2 draft picks for 1975 and 1976, plus a No. 3 pick for 1975. The Cowboys swapped Mor ton to the Giants for a No. : draft pick in 1975. providec Morton doesn't jump to the World Football League, am Snead was sent from New York to the 4Sers for two high draf picks, one in 1975 and Ihe sec ond in 197. Morton could play against th Cowboys on Sunday when the Giants entertain Dallas at Ncv Haven, Conn., Morton, as well as three p the other players involved i: Tuesday's trading, has signec with the WFL. Morton, however, says, hi contract with the WFL for llv 1975 season is void because h had a no-move clause in hi deal with the Houston Texans who have now shifted Shreveport, La. The other WFL signees a Matuszak, Culp and Drougas. Hogs Begin To Think Offense After six days of mostly cfcnsive practices, the Arkanas basketball team began to link offense a little here Tucs- ay "We put in the fast break odiiy," said Coach Eddie Sulon. "Actually, we have two ifferenl fast-break situations. The primary break is for when ou have a numerical offensive dvantage, like two on one, liree on otie or three on two.' "But we also have a second- ry 'break, which is a little mismil On it, the defense night have all five men buck hysically, but not mentally eady to cover. In that case, ve may go to the wings, flash omeone across from the weak idc or set up a screen/' Said assistant coach Pal Fos cr. "For the first time lo prac- ice the secondary break, we comprehended it well: Everyone inew where to go, except for me or two times."' For years, the Boston Celtics mve pressed every fast-break ipportunity, including the five- n-four situation. "That's kinc of like what we'll said Sutton, 'but be doing,' we'll ever pursue five-on-five when the other team isn't alert." CONTROL, GAME Sutton c o n t i n u e d , " T o morrow we'll p u t in the most important offense we 'run -- the control game. I say it's the most important, even hough we might only use 'or a total of 75 minutes al season. The reason is that an; mistake made in the contro game can cost you a bal »ame." Sutton emphasized the won control, explaining, "We don' call it a delay or stall or Alaska or deep freeze. The key is tlia we're controlling the tempo We're always looking to in crease our lead, even though we might not shoot for a minute and-a-half. "Sometimes we'll run a deai control offense, which mean shooting nothing but layups Our control game is somewha similar to the four-corner offense originated by Nort Carolina." Competition for the startin lineup is wide open, accordin to Sutton, but top prospect include Rickey Medtock, Rober Birden and Charles Terry in th backcourt and .Jack Schulle Kent Allison and Daryll Sauls berry on the front line. Othe top candidates are Marvi Delph, Jim Counce, Slcv Stroud, Steve Price, Da Pauley and Tom Maxwell --GRANT HAL Atlanta Rookie John Drew Plenty Nervous But Has Hearty Average ly THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rookie John Drew says he's hocked to be in the pro basket- all ranks, which is exactly the ay he's making some other cople feel. Drew poured in 41 points to cad the Atlanta Hawks to a 25-92 rout of the Philadelphia Gers Tuesday night. He is now iveraging 32.3 points per game ifter three National Basketball Association outings. "Drew's having a lot of f u n , " aid Atlanta Coach Cotton KHz- immons. "Maybe one day he'll vake up and realize he's in the NBA and get nervous. But I don't really think that's going o happen .... He's a great of- ensive player, and he's getting better on defense every day." Drew, meanwhile, says he's plenty nervous. "I'm still shocked to be up iere," said Drew. "I've read about people like Tom Van Arsdale and Billy Cunningham, and now I'm playing against Buffalo Braves silenced view Orleans Jazz lilwaukce Bucks I've been nervous all EARLY LEAD hem. day." Atlanta jumped out to a M-2 cad over Houston and never coked back. Dwight Jones added 24 points and Lou Hudson 2 3 (or the Hawks. Clyde Lee led Atlanta rebounders Prairie Grove Blitzes Lincoln PRAIRIE GROVE -- The Prairie Grove junior high Tigers blasted the Lincoln Wolves 45-0 here Tuesdaj evening in District 1-A toolbar action. Eric Kamer was the big guii for the winners with 110 yards and two touchdowns garnere on 10 carries. Mitchell Davis contributed 78 yards and one touchdown while E.J. Bunnel managed 77 yards rushing. Quarterback Bradley Welzel had a fine evening passing will six completions in eight at tempts for 113 yards and om touchdown. Defensively B u r n e 11 am Wetzell paced the Tiger effort Burnell finished with scvci tackles and three assists whil' Wetzell recorded s i x . tackle and two assists. ,'ith 21 while Drew, who Is inrely 20 years old, had 18. Elsewhere in the NBA, the jcw York Knicks beat louston Rockets 110-100, the the the 134-118, the nipped the iiiicago Bulls 92-90, the Wasli- noton Bullets got past the Kanas City-Omaha Kin'gs 123-121 ind the Portland Trail Blazers dged the Golden State War- iors 107-106. In the American Basketball Association, the San Diego Q's jdged the Memphis Sounds 10300 and the Spirits of St. Louis icat the Virginia Squires 11812. The Milwaukee Bucks erased 1 four-point deficil in the final 38 seconds to beat the Bulls. Bob Dandridge scored a pair of jaskets to tie the score, then ^ucius Allen stole the ball and sank a pair of free throws with .wo seconds left for the victory. Bob McAdoo scored 33 points and grabbed 22 rebounds to Buffalo past the winless s'ew Orleans Jazz. NARROW VICTORY Wes Unseld's basket with 13 seconds gave the Bullets their victory after Nate Archibald lad tied the score with a bas- net with 32 seconds to go. The Kings had a last chance to tie, but Jimmy Walker missed in the closing seconds. Elvin Hayes had 35 points for the Bullets, 22 of them in the first half. Earl Monroe led New York on a 15-5 spui't late in the third quarter, then the Knicks outscored Houston 13--I at the start of the fourth quarter to clinch the victory. Sidney Wicks' tap-in a with 15 seconds remaining lifted Portland to victory. 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