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The South

Not since the Confederacy has the South had so many generals, and their battle plans will include an aerial barrage to go with the usual tight defense

There are 13 names that are important in the South, yet few people would know why they were important—or even who they were. The names: Jack Griffin, Marv Bass, Charlie Tate, Tonto Coleman, John Bell, Lewis Woodruff, Dick Inman, Jim Carlen, Jess Berry, Jim Luck, Spec Landrum, Billy Goodloe and Joe Pittard. States' righters? All-Americas? Public enemies? As a group, none of these. The men, all 13, are assistant football coaches at Georgia Tech. The very size of Coach Bobby Dodd's organization bespeaks the specialization in modern football. Each assistant coach has a job. Griffin is in charge of offense and handles the ends. Bass is responsible for the defense and particularly for the interior linemen. Tate guides the offensive backs. Coleman, in addition to being assistant athletic director, coaches the defensive ends. Bell drills the interior linemen on offense. Woodruff is regarded as one of the finest authorities on pass defense, and he directs the deep defensive backs. Inman instructs the linebackers. Carlen is the freshman coach and does a little scouting. Berry and Luck work with the B team and do most of the scouting. Landrum heads the recruiting program and occasionally helps with the freshmen. Goodloe is the top recruiting assistant and also lends a hand with the newcomers. Pittard is a physical education instructor, baseball coach and daddy-away-from-home for the freshmen.

But even these 13 are not the whole of Dodd's staff. Dodd has been head coach at Georgia Tech since 1945, and few coaches of major college football teams have had greater success than he. He knows the value of organization and organization men. Two years ago he added a new one, the 14th member of his staff. He is Roy Mundorff Jr., and he is not really an assistant coach. He is, rather, a sort of guard. Mundorff, in fact, is a first-string certified public accountant, and his job with Dodd is to keep track of substitutions. In this latest era of what, for lack of a better description, will have to be called 2½-to-3-platoon football, Mundorff may very well be the busiest man in the Yellow Jackets' entourage, figuring out who has been in the game, who is entitled to go in next and who will get the whole team in Dutch because he ran the water bucket onto the field and forgot to sign in with an official.

Clemson Coach Frank Howard, who has only five helpers and who likes to needle Dodd, laughs at this array of talent. "Bobby," he says, "has so many assistants he's havin' to red shirt 'em." But Dodd's staff is not really much larger than some others in the Southeastern Conference, where the average staff includes nine men. Florida and Auburn are runners-up to Tech with 11 coaches each.

Alabama's Bear Bryant has nine assistants and a dislike for this high degree of specialization. "We rotate between offensive and defensive assignments from day to day," Bryant says. "You simply get stale doing the same thing over and over." A number of coaches are in allegiance with Dodd's effort "to give every boy maximum attention," and some would gladly add more specialists if they could afford them.

Tech's Griffin has an additional off-field assignment. He supervises special study halls and makes certain that players in need of added instruction get it. This is Dodd's way of helping his boys meet classroom requirements.

The scholastic standards at Georgia Tech are higher than they are at several of the Southeastern Conference schools, but there has been a general tightening of the academic belt, and most southern coaches today recognize that their jobs are contingent upon the players getting passing grades. In 1955 an "academic advisement program" was launched at Louisiana State by new Coach Paul Dietzel and new Athletic Director Jim Corbett. Of the 700 boys who have been on scholarship since then, only 25 have flunked out—a remarkably low 3.6%.

In May the Atlantic Coast Conference voted to tighten academic requirements for basketball and football players receiving grants-in-aid of any kind. "With all these consolidated high schools the competition for making the team is keener," says North Carolina State's Earle Edwards. "College football is a lot tougher now too. Only the good boys who work hard make it, and this is making the game better and better. The coaching has also improved unbelievably in the past 20 years. Now kids know what you're talking about. We can ask more of the boys, and they are able to produce more.

"We still have to keep an eye on how our players do in the classroom. We tend to forget, though, that some animals can jump or run fast, and others can swim or fly. We know it, but we often forget that men were also made for varied tasks. You've got to remember that most good athletes are smart athletically—on the football field they can grasp what some classroom whizzes cannot comprehend. In the classroom some of the same athletes are below average. Some intelligent beings are just not capable of performing at their best under the type of work demanded in class.

"Like a lot of other students, some players need guidance, and it's our job to help them get it. Speaking about intelligence, if you're supposed to learn from your losses we should have a pretty smart team this year."

The smart trend in the Atlantic Coast Conference, known in recent years for its power plays, will be toward more passing. A more open offense is likely throughout the South, one that should make the game even more exciting.

Thus, in a sense, there will be a dual emphasis on passing in 1960—throwing the ball, that is, and getting through classes with a passing grade.

1959 RECORD: WON 7, LOST 1, TIED 2

Reports out of Tuscaloosa have it that the Crimson Tide has a line that is "shallow, inexperienced and weak in the middle." This sounds like psychological warfare, and there are no signs that Bear Bryant, a man who dotes on impregnable defenses, is worried. Odds are he will again have one of the solidest lines in the land. At end there will be six tested men, led by Tom Brooker, a distinguished all-purpose performer. Even the loss of the first three guards is no insurmountable problem. Gary Phillips (185 pounds) may be light, but he goes about his tasks with dispatch and efficiency. So does Sophomore Joe Sisia (241), and he may be the other starting guard. Bill Neighbors (233), who plays either tackle or guard, will be as hard to move as a fireplug. In the backfield will be Quarterback Pat Trammell, who rolled up 525 yards rushing in 1959 and was second in the SEC in total offense. Halfback Billy Richardson is expected to get lots of help from Ray Abruzzese, a rookie gem. Tommy White will be at fullback.

1959 RECORD: WON 7, LOST 3

If Coach Shug Jordan were to vote for the player he needs most, chances are he would cast a ballot for a fast-moving halfback. He has a good candidate in Jimmy Burson, a sophomore who can twist and turn his way around tacklers. Jordan feels the defense caught up with his offense last year, but this fall Quarterback Bobby Hunt, now a much sharper passer, should lead a more spirited assault. Hunt, the SEC's sophomore-of-the-year in 1959, had the league's best rushing average. Bryant Harvard and Joe Overton are first-class substitutes for Hunt. Ed Dyas supplies power at fullback and is a superb extra-point and field-goal kicker. Punting is another weapon, and Joe Dolan boots the ball into the clouds. Ken Rice and Billy Wilson, the incumbents at tackle, are 250-pounders and possibly the most devastating pair in the country. To overcome a weakness at guard, though, Rice may shift there, with Joe Baughan taking his assignment. Top pass catcher should be End Joe Leichtnam.

1959 RECORD: WON 8, LOST 2

The backfield of Nettles, Eastburn, Edwards and Dykes spells N-E-E-D. It is not that this is a bad unit, but rather that it is in need of better protection. Both the offensive and defensive lines will be faster, but there will be a shortage of depth and experience, particularly early in the season. Most likely to be missed of the graduates is End Paul Maguire, who in 1959 was sixth in the nation with 32 pass catches. Guard Harry Rakowski (230 pounds) and Center George Garrison (200) are certainties on the offensive line, and on defense form possibly the best linebacking combination in the Southern Conference. If the offensive line improves, Coach Eddie Teague won't have too many worries about his NEED-y backfield. The passing is there. Quarterback Jerry Nettles last year completed 48 of 97 tosses for 743 yards and nine touchdowns. Stationed at the halves will be Earley Eastburn, a sparkling all-round performer, and Tommy Edwards, who has improved greatly.

1959 RECORD: WON 8, LOST 2

Although his backfield was shredded by graduation, Coach Frank Howard is optimistic, perhaps believing he has another year to go in his seven-year feast. Since 1954 the Tigers have had a 42-16-2 record. They have been in three Bowl games, and last December beat TCU in the Bluebonnet Bowl. Gone are Quarterback Harvey White (passing and total offense leader); Fullback Doug Cline (top runner); and Halfbacks Bill Mathis (second in rushing, first in pass receiving, scoring and kickoff returns) and George Usry (third in rushing, first in punt returns and interceptions). Luckily, Howard has Lowndes Shingler, who is almost as good as White, at quarterback. Hard-charging Ron Scrudato will be at fullback, and Bill McGuirt, Harry Pavilack, Coleman Glaze and Elmo Lam are a highly promising set of halfbacks. Best of the 18 letter-winning linemen who helped keep five foes scoreless in 1959 are Guard Dave Lynn and jumbo-sized Tackles Ronnie Osborne (275) and Jimmy King (250).

1959 RECORD: WON 1, LOST 8

In a move that seems indicative of a growing emphasis on the running phase of the game, Danny House, the Southern Conference's leading pass receiver as an end last year, has been converted into a halfback. House looked good handling his new assignments this spring, and he will get help from Russ Cotton, Grant McRorie and Jerry Sheffield, all letter winners. Best of the fullbacks are a pair of solid juniors, Bob McAllister and Graham Allison. Directing the T attack will be Duncan Morton and Tee Redding, both wiry and capable quarterbacks. Center Tom Simpson (225 pounds) is a distinguished member of the line for two reasons: he hits hard and is the only experienced lineman who weighs over 200. Coach Bill Dole expects to take advantage of the more liberal substitution rule, using one unit on offense and another on defense. A great deal of his hope rests with such sophomores as Center Joe Ainsley, Quarterback Kent Tucker and a pair of swift halfbacks, Alex Biggs and Bob Cordle.

1959 RECORD: WON 4, LOST 6

The Blue Devils did not get a passing grade (they had their first losing season in 13 years) in 1959. One obvious reason is that the passing game was not fully exploited. They completed just 53 throws for an average of 67 yards a game, and this year Coach Bill Murray will again rely primarily on running. His halfbacks, Joel Arrington (444 yards at a 4.8 average last year) and Jack Wilson (376 and a 3.9 average) are hard to bring down. Jerry McGee will be at fullback. When the Blue Devils do pass, usually it will be Don Altman throwing. His first college pass went for a 58-yard touchdown last fall, but he was given little chance after that, completing 19 of only 30 passes for 214 yards. If allowed to throw more this season he may keep the defense off balance. Guard Art Browning, a fine field goal kicker and the best of the linemen, is the lone returning regular from tackle to tackle. He will get help from End Tee Moorman and Dwight Bumgarner (6 feet 6, 225 pounds), who moves from end to tackle.

1959 RECORD: WON 5, LOST 4, TIED 1

A coach with a five-year contract should have nothing to worry about, yet Ray Graves starts his first season with plenty to ponder. For instance, how will he fill the gaps at end? And what will he do about his decimated backfield? Well, he should get help from End Bruce Starling, a sparkling newcomer. A head injury will keep Tackle Danny Royal, the Gators' classiest and most effective lineman, out of uniform. Graves still has one good tackle, Ronnie Slack. At center will be hard-charging Bill Hood, the team captain. Calling the plays will be Larry Libertore, a 5-foot-8, 138-pound sophomore who is a tricky sprinter and a deft executioner of the option. Bobby Dodd Jr., son of the Georgia Tech coach, is the best safetyman and a good quarterback candidate. Best of the returning rushers are Halfback Don Deal and Fullback Jon MacBeth. Possibly the brightest hope in the backfield is Richard Skelly, who was voted the best freshman back in the SEC. Skelly, a 200-pounder, doubles as a booming punter.

1959 RECORD: WON 4, LOST 6

New Coach Bill Peterson, former LSU offensive line coach, will have to search for the silver lining in the clouds that have come his way. He was hoping for a sparkling clear offense. However, the pride of his backfield, Jack Espenship, was pirated away by the pros, and he had already lost Halfback Fred Pickard and Quarterback Joe Majors by graduation. To take up the slack, Peterson has installed what he calls a "flexible T," which combines wing-T and pro-type maneuvers. At the controls will be Charles Alexander, a sharp passer of whom big things are expected, and Eddie Feeley, a daring runner. Best of the receivers is Halfback Bud Whitehead, who was seventh nationally last year with 31 catches. Ends Jim Daniel and Tony Romeo are also good targets. Thanks to some bulky newcomers from last year's unbeaten freshman squad, the Seminoles will no longer be plagued by a lightweight line. Unfortunately, most tackles and guards are untested and will have to gain experience under game pressure.

1959 RECORD: WON 3, LOST 7

Like a bank robber, Coach Bob King needs a fast getaway man. Absence of such a runner or, for that matter, any experienced quarterback will cut the effectiveness of the offense. Fortunately, the line is expected to be even better than last year when it helped the Purple Hurricane register the most impressive statistics in rushing defense and total defense in the Southern Conference. Larry Jepson is a strong linebacker and perhaps the flashiest center in the league. Marv Behlke and Joe Monti, a 240-pound transfer from Southern California, are hard-to-fool tackles. Tom Walter and Bill Newman are good defensive ends, but there is a need for receivers who can catch Quarterback Billy Canty's long passes. There is also a need for competent backs. Brad Fowler is the only halfback who did much ball carrying last year. Working at fullback will be the two top ground-gainers—George Angelica, who last year gained 453 yards at an average of four yards a try, and Tom Campbell, who carried 50 times at a 5.2 clip.

1959 RECORD: WON 1, LOST 8

Elias' Folly is what new Coach Bill Elias calls his offensive gimmick. He will use three slotbacks—two inside the tackles, one outside—and will station the quarterback three to five yards behind center. There will be a lot of short (though behind-the-line) forward passes to all three slotmen, and Quarterbacks Chuck Packan and Frank Pazzaglia could well complete enough forwards to rank among the nation's leaders. Elias, however, has said he will run most of his plays from a wing T. Running power will be supplied by Fullback John Wilt, who knows how to grind out the yardage, and Halfbacks John Caracciolo (a 5.4-yard average last year) and Tom Haly (3.8). Most impressive of the linemen are Bob Barbiere, an excellent center and linebacker, and Alex Sokaris, an end who can pull in passes. Tackles Pete Waselewski and Nick Barnicki will be hard to move, but the presence of sophomores at guard is the major flaw in a line that, even without problems, needs some bolstering

1959 RECORD: WON 9, LOST 1

They laugh when Francis Tarkenton comes out to play quarterback, but it is a laughter of appreciation that heralds his magical ability to befuddle the enemy. He is one of the most artful ball handlers and passers in the nation, and last year he set an SEC mark by completing 60.8% of his passes. Back to help him as the Bulldogs defend their championship will be the four top ground-gainers—Halfbacks Fred Brown and Bobby Walden and Fullbacks Bill Godfrey and Wayne Taylor. Brown (4.5 yards a carry) is a spectacular breakaway threat, Walden (3.7) a skillful runner and punter (40.3). Both are excellent receivers too. Godfrey (4.0) and Taylor (5.0) can bash through the middle of any line. And for a good spare there will be Sophomore Billy Jackson. Coach Wally Butts's main task will be to reconstruct a new line. With Tackle Pete Case and Guard Pat Dye around on the left side, he has the nucleus of a good one. Dye could be the best guard in college football this fall.

1959 RECORD: WON 6, LOST 4

Coach Bobby Dodd appears to have decided that defenses, like the Maginot line, can best be conquered by flying over and going around them. With Sophomore Stan Gann providing the overhead firepower, it is easy to see why Dodd thinks the way he does. Gann can throw long or short, hard or soft, and in the spring wind-up game hit on 11 of 13 passes for 205 yards. He will probably supplant 1959 Quarterback Marv Tibbetts on offense. Primary pass receivers will be Taz Anderson (last year's fullback) and Gerald Burch—the slickest offensive end combination in the South. To go around the enemy there will be Billy Williamson, Chick Graning and Sophomore Tom Winingder, all nimble-footed halfbacks. When the Yellow Jackets do go up the middle, Lee Reid, a hard-driving fullback, usually will carry. Willie McGaughey or Sophomore Bobby Caldwell will try to fill in for Maxie Baughan at center. There will be no worry at tackle, with Billy Shaw and Ed Nutting, 235-pounders, in charge.

1959 RECORD: WON 4, LOST 6

Ten years ago the Wildcats won the SEC title. They have not won it since and they won't win it this year. This, however, will be no fault of Calvin Bird, a scintillating halfback. In 1959 he was third in the U.S. in kickoff returns, 11th nationally in punt returns, third among SEC pass receivers and second on the club in rushing with 328 yards. Charlie Sturgeon, his running mate, led the Wildcats with 417 yards. Jimmy Poynter and Gary Cochran were impressive in their short stints last season and should share the fullback burden. However, Coach Blanton Collier's multiple T is in need of a guiding hand. Best bet is Jerry Eisaman, a good mechanical passer who should get help from Tom Rodgers and Pat Counts. They will do most of their pitching to Dickie Mueller and Sophomore Tom Hutchinson, superb ends. There is a weakness at tackle, where both starters have graduated, but Guard Lloyd Hodge and Center Irv Goode are among the best linebackers in the South. Not many runners will get through them.

1959 RECORD: WON 9, LOST 1

Winston—Roy that is—plays good like a lineman should, and his rib-rattling ruggedness has made him a superlative offensive guard and defensive tackle. He is a key man in a line that must undergo a lot of remodeling by Coach Paul Dietzel, now that 21 of 36 letter winners have graduated. Bo Strange, a quick-thinking, hard-hitting tackle, should do equally well filling the gap created at center by the loss of three top men. Mickey Mangham is the most masterful end the Tigers have had in years, and may get more opportunity to show his pass-catching ability now that plans call for wider exploitation of the quarterback and halfback options. Darryl Jenkins, a defensive ace for two years, has exhibited offensive promise and will take over at quarterback. It will be hard to replace Halfbacks Billy Cannon and Johnny Robinson, though Wendell Harris (who got 4.3 yards a carry last year) is back and at fullback are Earl Gros (who averaged 5.3 yards a carry) and Donnie Daye (3.5).

1959 RECORD: WON 6, LOST 4

On the debit side of his football ledger, Coach Frank Camp can write in red ink, "Ends, center, fullback." There are just no reliable corner men. Center Dan White has a bad ankle. And the fullback job may have to be entrusted to Lee Calland, a lightweight sophomore. On the credit side, Camp can first list Ernie Green, who last year gained 510 yards rushing. Green has the size and power to shift to fullback, and if his switch with Calland works well the Cardinals should have a perky offense. Directing it will be Quarterback John Giles, a clever runner and improving passer. John Hunt, a steady and valuable performer, fills out the backfield. Up front, the assets include huge Tackles Ron Petty (230) and Bill Sammons (235) and Guards Jerry Smith (190) and Steve Hladio (215)—a hard-hitting foursome. Offensively, Camp is thinking in terms of an accelerated passing attack. Defensively, Camp fears his linebackers may be inadequate and that this could be a costly shortcoming.

1959 RECORD: WON 5, LOST 5

Coach Tom Nugent must repair his football abode. The I-shaped house that Tom built was torn apart by graduation winds, with the front wall stripped from tackle to tackle. But all is not ruined, for Nugent can rebuild with players who saw considerable service last fall. Tackle Bill Kirchiro and Guard Pete Boinis are the pillars of the forward foundation. Vince Scott and Gary Collins are the finest pair of ends in the ACC, and the latter, a 6-foot-3 junior, has already attracted the pro scouts. Under the more liberal substitution rule, on offense Nugent will use Quarterbacks Dale Betty, a nifty passer, and Dick Novak, a tricky runner. Speedster Dwayne Fletcher will bring along a 4.8-yard rushing average at left half. Under Nugent's I formation the right halfback's main function is as a blocker, and Everett Cloud handles this assignment well. Pat Drass is the only dependable fullback left at this hard-luck spot. Guard Joe Hrezo is the most promising sophomore.

1959 RECORD: WON 6, LOST 4

Last autumn the Tigers played more games and enjoyed them more, winning more often than they lost. This season, their first as a major college competitor, Coach Bill Murphy's squad will be facing Mississippi, VMI and Abilene Christian in the course of a tough 10-game schedule. Jim Earl Wright was injured a good part of 1959, played in just three games, but did so well that he is expected to shoulder most of the offensive chores in 1960. He should get a substantial amount of help from Jack Carter, who completed 16 of 19 passes, and between the two of them they may put a greater emphasis on the passing game. Sophomore John Griffin, who had a 5.6-yard rushing mark as a freshman, is the only dependable halfback. The team also is exactly one-deep at fullback, where Paul Parish is in charge. In the line there are six tested tackles (Wayne Armstrong and Don McKinnon are the best), and five returning guards, led by Miller Mathews and Larry Heathcott.

1959 RECORD: WON 6, LOST 4

Hurricanes are supposed to have feminine names, but Coach Andy Gustafson feels he has one named Jack Novak, a 6-foot-2 guard who can do everything. Miami's roster lists 24 monogram men, including a pair of sturdy tackles—John O'Day (226 pounds) and Charles Linning (230). And then there is End Bill Miller, who with 33 pass catches ranked fifth nationally last year. Despite the lack of an experienced center, the line should put up a stormy resistance to advances by enemy ball carriers. A potential trouble spot in the backfield is quarterback, the position vacated by Fran Curci. Top candidates are Bobby Weaver, a junior college transfer who can hit with a pass, and Eddie Johns, a sophomore who can run. Neither, unfortunately, can do both. Jim Vollenweider, a fine and durable runner, will shift from right to left half, and leading ground-gainer Frank Bouffard will return at fullback. Gustafson's offense will be wide open, and he will augment it with a lonesome end.

1959 RECORD: WON 9, LOST 1

Like clouds on a rainy day, top-flight players come from every corner to bolster the Rebels. Coach Johnny Vaught might have missed the likes of End Larry Grantham. Guard Marv Terrell, Quarterback Bobby Franklin, Halfback Cowboy Woodruff and Fullback Charlie Flowers were it not for a rain of new talent. For example, at end there is Johnny Brewer, who throws a block as well as anyone and who can hang on to a pass. At guard there is Dick Price, a one-man wall on defense. And there are two outstanding new linemen—Guard Treva Bolin and Tackle Jim Dunaway. At quarterback Jake Gibbs, who completed 46 of 96 throws last year, ran for 228 yards and led the SEC in total offense, is among the best signal callers in college. George Blair (who got five yards a try last year) has few peers as an all-round halfback, and Bobby Crespino (4.7) can cut loose at any time. Fullback Jim Anderson's power is reflected in an odd but convincing statistic. Last year he gained 318 yards and lost just one.

1959 RECORD: WON 6, LOST 4

Last month the Southerners finally achieved the status symbol they had long sought—recognition as a major college football team. Oddly, it came after Coach Pie Vann had lost four of 10 games, as many as in the four previous seasons combined. Vann's record in 11 years is an impressive 82-27-1, and this year, with half of his 30 lettermen around again, he should add to it richly. He has more than enough material at quarterback and may, therefore, have Don Fuell playing fullback part time. Fuell, subject of a recruiting scandal a few years ago, has turned out to be as good a student (B average) as a football player (21 of 41 passes for 356 yards in 1959; 178 yards rushing at a 3.8 gait). Morris Meador, Billy Larson and Val Keckin provide quarterback depth. At fullback, only Dan Pugh (5-yard rushing average) has any playing time. Amy Spence (3.3), Tommy Morrow (4.0) and Andin McLeod (4.9 and 12 pass catches) top a long list of halfbacks. Guard Ray St. Pierre is seldom outmaneuvered.

1959 RECORD: WON 2, LOST 7

Nothing bothered Coach Wade Walker last year—plenty of nothing. In their final four games his boys scored exactly no points. This season, with a couple of outstanding linemen, some bright sophomores and a better-balanced offense, the Maroons will no longer be patsies. Hulking Tom Goode, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound center, will rate with Dixie's best. Walt Suggs, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound tackle, has good speed and swats down ball carriers like flies. A shakier member of this weighty clan, Floyd Peters, a 6-foot-1, 235-pound tackle, has had knee trouble. Two promising newcomers are Mackie Weaver, who will challenge Walt Flowers at fullback, and Quarterback Charlie Furlow. Returning Quarterback Tootie Hill, who picked up four yards a try last year, is a speedy broken-field runner and fair passer, but he will have a hard time holding off Furlow, a gifted passer. Halfbacks Pat Shute (5.1) and Lee Welch (3.9) will turn in creditable performances when carrying the ball or going out for a pass.

1959 RECORD: WON 5, LOST 5

Coach Jim Hickey has 21 lettermen, including seven starters from the 50-0 win over Duke in the 1959 finale, but he still has a number of problems. Aside from Co-Captain Rip Hawkins, a rugged center and linebacker, there is no truly outstanding player on the team. The Tarheels are strongest at tackle, where there are five returnees, and weakest at guard, where only Co-Captain Frank Riggs, one of the ACC's most respected linemen, and Fred Mueller have any real experience. Hickey's paramount need is for someone who can keep his foot on the offensive accelerator. Quarterbacks Ray Farris, No. 2 a year ago, and Ward Marslander, a red-shirt last fall, are prime but still-to-be-tested candidates. Last season's three best receivers are gone, but Ends Mike Greenday and John Schroeder, plus Fullback Bob Elliott, are adequate pass catchers. Elliott, Joe Davies and George Knox are a trio of hard-running fullbacks who epitomize the team's sound, if unspectacular, ground game.

1959 RECORD: WON 1, LOST 9

Against Maryland in the final game last fall, Quarterback Roman Gabriel completed 23 of 38 passes for 279 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also scored once. And still the Wolfpack lost. Gabriel, now a 6-foot-3, 220-pound junior, is back and should help Coach Earle Edwards win some of those close games he has been losing. With Gabriel are 16 other monogram winners from the 1959 team, and Edwards will be relying on four of them—John Stanton, Al Taylor, Claude Gibson and Randy Harrell—for most of the halfback assignments. At fullback will be Roger Moore, who has the power to go up the middle and the speed to go around the outside. He may fulfill Edwards' hopes for a consistent breakaway runner. Standouts among the returnees on the line will be Guard Alex Gilleskie and Center Bill Hill, the co-captains, plus End Jim Tapp and Tackle Collice Moore. Tapp proved last year he is an excellent pass receiver. The line should be a bit stronger, and the offense should carry a little more sting.

1959 RECORD: WON 4, LOST 5, TIED 1

With his two best quarterbacks gone, Coach Ed Merrick must feel like a man trying to drive a car without a steering wheel. He has, however, Mel Rideout and Dick Curl, and they may give his split-T the direction it needs. When the Spiders want to shift into high, they will call on Captain John Boggs and Jim McGinnis, a pair of stomping fullbacks who can slam up the middle. Earl Stoudt, Don Ridenhour and Art D'Arrigo are proved halfbacks and will round out a balanced running attack. Thirteen of the 19 missing lettermen were linemen, and the major loss was All-Southern-Conference Tackle Pat Lamberti. Still, there will be enough talented players on the line to dent the opposition. Among these are Tackle Bob Buffman, a 245-pounder, and Center Don Christman, 215 pounds, both of whom are agile and explosive and among the best in the league. Bob Coolbaugh, a dandy two-way performer, and Art McGee are rangy and rugged ends, but they will need replacements.

1959 RECORD: WON 6, LOST 4

It's what's up front that counts, and Coach Warren Giese knows it. He also knows that, although he has a distinguished line, he still needs some runners who can filter into enemy territory to gain yardage. Up front, the Gamecocks are solid at all positions save center and left tackle. Jerry Frye, a 165-pound guard as a freshman, is now a 215-pound end with a fine talent for playing defense. On the other corner of the line will be Jack Pitt, 220 pounds and possessed of a sound talent for grabbing passes. Then there are Sam Fewell, a tackle who weighs 250 pounds and has good mobility, and ex-Paratrooper Jake Bodkin, one of the niftiest linebackers and guards in the ACC. In the backfield there is ample depth and speed, but little experience. Directing the split-T will be Jim Costen, who is expected to step up the passing. The only fullback with varsity experience is Bob Farmer, and he played with the third unit a year ago. Reggie Logan, a 145-pound rabbit who won a letter at Georgia Tech in 1958, will be at left half.

1959 RECORD: WON 5, LOST 4, TIED 1

In 1959 the Volunteers scored two of the season's most talked-of upsets, dumping Auburn, and LSU, but still finished eighth in the SEC. Coach Bowden Wyatt's hopes for a better season depend on more upsets, but the chances are two surprise wins are the most he can expect. Wyatt will entrust the task of gunning his single wing to Glenn Glass at tailback. He will be backed by Bill Majors and Gene Etter. Fullback Bunny Orr and Wingback Ken Waddell round out the ground game. The best player on the squad actually is Jim Cartwright, who, as the blocking back, is assigned to the almost-overlooked responsibility of clearing the runner's path. He does this with real finesse. Cotton Letner looks good at end, and so does Captain Mike LaSora—if his knee holds up. Guard too will depend upon a healthy knee, Jack Kile's, and on Paul Inglett. Calking the middle will be Mike Lucci, a rugged center who transferred from Pittsburgh. Wyatt is blessed with good reserves, and only at guard does he lack depth.

1959 RECORD: WON 3, LOST 6, TIED 1

Tulane will travel to California for its first game and that—the trip, not the game—looks like one of the few bright spots this season. The Green Wave has had a losing record each of the past three seasons and, with 14 lettermen missing and another uncompromising schedule coming up, it looks as though it will be four in a row. However, Coach Andy Pilney hopes for a better over-all offense, and knows he will have more depth. With fast-stepping Tom Mason and Terry Terrebonne leading the way, the ground game should be adequate. Bill Ary and Lenny Stein, both with game experience, are the top men at fullback. Phil Nugent will once again do most of the quarterbacking. He will have some support from Ted Miller, a rookie who is regarded highly. Bernie Darre (220), a senior tackle, and Gus Gonzales (210), a junior guard, will be the main cogs in the defense. Much—possibly too much—depends on newcomers such as Halfbacks Sam Camp and Adrian Colon and Fullback Gordon Rush.

1959 RECORD: WON 5, LOST 3, TIED 2

There will be a new leading man in Coach Art Guepe's variegated T. For the past seven years the Commodores' offensive has revolved around a halfback—and there have been some excellent ones-but the 1960 script calls for the quarterback to take over the lead role. The reason is Russ Morris, a doodlebug on the run but an exceptional ballplayer when passing or punting is called for. His understudy will be Sophomore Dave Longley. Taking over most of the halfback work for the graduated Tom Moore, who led the club in 1959 with 676 yards gained rushing, is Thorn Garden, who owns a 5.5 average. There are few experienced hands at halfback, but at fullback will be Bobby Nay, with a 3.7 average, a real scrapper, and 245-pound Jim Burton (3.5). Captain Fred Riggs will contribute his many talents to erasing another weakness—end. Cody Binkley, the defensive signal caller, is a capable linebacker and center. Another important man in this strong defense will be Guard John Cropp.

1959 RECORD: WON 0, LOST 10

After 18 consecutive losses Coach Dick Voris is still able to muster the courage to say, "We are looking forward to better times." With 26 lettermen returning and with a good flock of rookies, the team does look brighter, even if the schedule does not. North Carolina State and Navy have been added, overmatching the Cavaliers more seriously than ever. Among the sophomores on whom Virginia will rely heavily are Carl Cuozzo, a big quarterback and bull's-eye passer, and Carl Kuhn, Ted Rzempoluch and Bobby Freeman, a trio of vigorous halfbacks. Veteran Quarterbacks Arnold Dempsey and Stanford Fischer are in a tenuous spot and may lose out to Cuozzo. With Ron Gassert (235) and John Marlow (210) at tackle and Louis Martig (205) and Emory Thomas (200) at guard, plus Sophomore Bill Lang (220) at center, the Cavaliers' interior line will be the best in years. Gassert topples ball carriers with the innocent delight of a child knocking over wooden bottles at a carnival.

1959 RECORD: WON 8, LOST 1, TIED 1

Last year the Keydets marched to their second Southern Conference title in three years. When their graduation-wounded forces regrouped this fall, 11 were gone. Still, there are 22 proved players. Filling in the ranks will be Pat Morrison (up from the third string) at fullback, and Dick Willard (a defensive back in 1959) at end. Denting the middle of the line, where Guard Lou Shuba does sentry duty, would be no simple undertaking at best, but Shuba is aided by Captain and Center Lee Badgett and Guard Bill Haeberlein, and through them few shall pass. These three, unfortunately, cannot play all the time, and when they are not around, there is a noticeable falling off in talent. Coach John McKenna will exploit three hip-shaking halfbacks: John Traynham (he had a 5.3-yard average last year and was fourth in conference rushing), Stinson Jones (3.6) and Don Kern (6.2). And to keep the troops in step there will be Quarterback Howard Dyer, conference leader in passing and total offense.

1959 RECORD: WON 6, LOST 4

For the second time in a row the Southern Conference championship may be decided in the last game. Last year VMI won by beating the Gobblers in the finale, and now Coach Frank Moseley is building his dreams on a more durable line and a more consistent flock of runners. He hopes to reverse the decision. Cementing the line will be Guard Mike Zeno, a 240-pound terror with surprising agility. Working alongside him at left tackle will be Don Oakes, a man of equal weight. And at right end will be Leon Tomblin, who is described as "a deceptively good receiver and a head hunter on downfield blocking." They will spearhead an offense and defense that lacks only a mobile linebacker. Frank Eastman, an accurate long-range passer, will find himself in need of receivers. In the halfback slots will be Bob Crabtree, who knows how to go around end, and Pat Henry, who knows how to shake off tacklers. Fullback Art Pruett is powered by determination and gets the necessary yardage.

1959 RECORD: WON 6, LOST 4

On the theory that the only thing better than one lonesome end is two lonesome ends, new Coach Billy Hildebrand will retain this innovation used by former Coach Paul Amen. Throwing the passes to Ends Bill Hull, who is 6 feet 6, and Bobby Allen, who led the ACC in 1959 with 25 catches, will be Norm Snead. A plodder on the run but gifted with a golden arm (he can toss both long and short), Snead was fifth in the country in total offense last season and passed for a dozen touchdowns. Hildebrand has at least one letterman returning at every position. On defense the Demon Deacons should be on a par with last year's club, and on offense they should be better. Fullback Joe Bonecutter averages 4.4 yards a carry and is the most dependable runner. Bobby Robinson (4.8) and Winston Futch (5.9) should get in more playing time this season at the halves. A pair of 235-pound tackles, Bob Smith and Wayne Wolff, who led the ACC with a 41.1-yard punting average, anchor the line.

1959 RECORD: WON 3, LOST 7

There was a coaching change last spring, with Gene Corum taking over for Art Lewis. Inevitably, there have been further alterations—for the better, the Mountaineers hope. Nine red shirts from last year and 48 sophomores have taken jobs from several returning regulars.

Sophomore pass catcher Ken Herock is the new left end. Pete Tolley, a highly touted guard, will have trouble keeping newcomer Bob Fuller out. And the No. 1 left half will be Jim Moss, a sophomore. One of the few whose position is safe is Glenn Bowman, a light but agile tackle. With an improved flock of receivers led by Herock, Quarterback Danny Williams should begin fulfilling his promise as a fine passer. If he does not, Dale Evans will take over. Backbone of a strong running game will be Right Halfback John Marra, a consistent gainer with a strong running style. Bob Benke may lose his post to understudy Tom Huston, who has displayed the power to plow through the middle of the line.

1959 RECORD: WON 4, LOST 6

Maybe when Milt Drewer became coach in 1957 there were too many Marys and not enough Williams on campus. At that time there were only 850 men attending. Now the male enrollment is up to 1,050. Drewer has Calvin Cox and Bob Stoy at quarterback and Roger Hale and Jim Porach in the backfield corners, and they should produce man-sized results. Cox (49 of 87 passes for 551 yards in 1959) is the most proficient passer and ball handler the Indians have had in a decade. Hale last year was first on the team in punt and kickoff returns, rushed 271 yards at a 4.1-yard rate, led in pass receptions with 21 for 274 yards. Porach (3.5-yard average), Fullback H. C. Thaxton (3.6) and Jon Stephenson (5.1, plus 10 pass catches) fill out a rugged running attack. There are good first-liners at end (Ernie Phillips and Joe Poist) and at guard (Wayne Woolwine and Dave Gatti), but the rest of the line and line-backing spots are in shabby repair and in need of added manpower.