AT NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA...
BOBBY DODD, one of the South's all-time great halfbacks at Tennessee, is now one of its all-time great coaches. In 11 years his Georgia Tech teams have made a 90-27-3 record including victories in five major bowl games.
WADE MITCHELL, GEORGE VOLKERT, FRANKLIN BROOKS (see opposite page).
DICK MATTISON (41), fb: Big, likes contact; has speed and power but no finesse, likes to blast over guard. Good blocker, adequate linebacker.
PAUL ROTENBERRY (21), lhb: Has had bad knee but appears ready to go. Good outside runner, likes to go off tackle; very dangerous in open field. Standout on defense. Sub Stan Flowers (33) plays a lot.
JIMMY THOMPSON (28), rhb: Runs behind Volkert but a great scat back; can break up a ball game if he gets loose. Good receiver, defensively sound.
JIMMY MORRIS (51), c: Team captain and leader. Has regained speed after knee injury. Very good linebacker, sometimes crashes.
ALLEN ECKER (64), rg: Unspectacular but steady, consistent, good both ways. Has outstanding speed for lineman.
CARL VEREEN (76), It: Big (224) and strong. Started slow but improved very fast; quick and hard to block, equally good on offense or defense.