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Bill Kolb has shifted from fullback to half to give him more room for his speed and power. He will get lots of support from Halfback Dick Cooney and Fullback Bill Heiser, who moved from halfback. Heiser, only 5 foot 9, 170 pounds, can wiggle through a pack of tacklers like a homesick commuter at rush time.
Bob DeNeef has made an art of shrugging off defenders and hanging on to passes. He set a club record by doing this 41 times last season, in spite of playing just part time.
Best of the returnees from a defense that gave up just 44 points are Guards Lou DiBlasi and Tim Gannon and Tackle Ted Poliskin.
Louisiana Tech (Ruston, La.): Lamar Tech beat the Bulldogs 13-6 in the 1959 opener. From then on Louisiana Tech was mean, allowing just 35 points, scoring 185 and whipping nine opponents. In the final game the Bulldogs handed Mississippi Southern its first shutout in 47 games, 16-0.
Holding together a sturdy line will be Guard Joe Hinton, third of the Hinton brothers to star for Coach Joe Aillet. In 19 seasons Aillet, who last November was named to the NAIA Hall of Fame, has won 114, lost 59, tied 8.
The backfield will be strong. Paul Hynes (544 yards rushing and a 5.4 average in 1959) and Dave Williamson (271 and 4.9) are at half. Max Rudd (258 and 4.4) will be at fullback. And there are three good pass-catching ends—Tom Causey, Jerry Hudson and Jerry Griffin.
North Carolina A&T ( Greensboro, N.C.): Coach Bert Piggott surveyed his lineup, saw just one experienced guard (Joe Henderson) and said, "We'll make some guards." If it were that easy he would also mold a quarterback and assure himself of a third consecutive Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association title. Piggott has just two quarterbacks on his list—Jim Mitchell and Bobby Williams.
Joe Taylor, back after missing a year, will team with Gene Cambridge at halfback. Both are exciting runners and will collaborate with Fullbacks Cal Lang, Lloyd Oakley and Bernard Anderson.
Tackles Lorenzo and Pollard Stanford (6-foot-2, 245-pound brothers), George McDowell and 290-pound Mel Richardson anchor the line.
San Francisco State ( San Francisco): This could hardly be called a small college in terms of enrollment (10,000). It is, however, a perfect example of a school that has made a concerted effort not to go overboard about football. Coach Joe Verducci's Gators won 10 in a row last autumn, finished first in the Far Western Conference and will be tough again.