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THE SOUTH
Mervin Hyman
September 18, 1961
The emphasis, as usual, will be on defense when southern teams play, but North Carolina State's big quarterback, Roman Gabriel, may cause some worried coaches to have serious second thoughts
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September 18, 1961

The South

The emphasis, as usual, will be on defense when southern teams play, but North Carolina State's big quarterback, Roman Gabriel, may cause some worried coaches to have serious second thoughts

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CONCLUSION: Still overscheduled but vastly superior to last year's team, the Mountaineers are launched on their patriotic way.

WILLIAM & MARY

A successful spring practice indicates that there will be no repetition of the 1960 collapse, when the Indians scored only twice in their last six games. Biggest improvement is in the line, where two fast guards, Eric Erdossy and Bob Soleau, complement a pair of 230-pound tackles, Martin Nosal and sophomore John Sapinsky. Starting Center John Gravely returns, and there is, finally, some depth at end, where three lettermen are back. Coach Milt Drewer has a running quarterback in Dan Barton (five yards a try last year) and passing ability in Dan Henning and Cal Cox, but needs to find one man who can do both. The best speed and pass receiving are at halfback, where Roger Hale has excelled and so should sophomore Charlie Weaver. H. C. Thaxton brings a 5.3 rushing average in at fullback.

CONCLUSION: The Indians are much improved but without an all-round quarterback they are not ready for Army or Navy.

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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