76 CARL VEREEN, LT—Good on offense but on defense can be run through and over.
73 ORMAND ANDERSON, RT—Does everything adequately. Fine tackier, often stops sweeps in backfield. Very hard to move.
87 JERRY NABORS, LE—Competent both ways. Good pass receiver, became starter in late season.
86 TED SMITH, RE—Has speed to stop wide stuff, fine blocker, especially downfield.
Coach John Michelosen's Panthers may be the best team in the East. Miami, which was undefeated until meeting Pittsburgh in the final game of the season, rates the Panthers the most powerful team they encountered this year. The line is large and strong from end to end, perhaps one of the best defensive units in the country. Offensively, Pitt runs out of the split-T, but gangs its blockers in a manner reminiscent of the late Jock Sutherland's single-wing juggernauts. Though the Panthers seem to like power plays off-tackle, right and left, watch for occasional fullback counters and quarterback roll-outs. Quarterback Corny Salvaterra likes to roll to the left and option to the right, although he will occasionally alternate the procedure. Pitt is a strong second-half team and probably will be at its best in the third quarter.
11 CORNY SALVATERRA, QB—Big, Strong, a very good long passer, no decided weakness although his passes are often intercepted.
42 RALPH JELIC, FB—Hard runner, good on the corner, receives passes well, excellent defensive player, good blocker.
35 DICK BOWEN, LH—Replaced Corky Cost who had an appendectomy. Coaches like him better on defense. Not as fast as Cost.
22 JIM THEODORE, RH—Good on offense, carries on tackle power plays and end runs. Not too strong as corner linebacker.