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COLORS: Scarlet and gray.
BASIC OFFENSE: T, Split-T.
1955 RECORD: Won 7, lost 2.
LETTERMEN RETURNING: 20 of 37.
WATCH FOR: Jim Parker, G; Frank Ellwood, B; William Michael, E-T.
LEADING SOPHOMORE CANDIDATES: Russ Bowermaster, E; Don Clark, B; Al Crawford, T.
COACH WOODY HAYES SAYS: We'll have another good club, with a chance of winning the best percentage of our games. But we do not have enough line material. We've analyzed the squad and decided we have 11 linemen and 11 backs of Big Ten caliber. That means we are 2¾ men deep in the backfield, but only 1[4/7] men deep in the line. I believe our Red Two [second string] is stronger than last year's. We're not worrying about championships. As soon as you do that you're gonna get hell kicked out of you. We're worrying about Illinois, after that, the next team. Replacing Cassady is our greatest problem. We're going to be pretty hard to whip.
HERMAN HICKMAN SAYS: Coach Woody Hayes has established an enviable won-and-lost record at Ohio State. Backfield strength is deep. Line depth is the problem, although in Jim Parker, 255-pound guard and linebacker, they have one of the great linemen of this and last year. If the regular line can avoid injuries, Ohio State may again take the conference title. The offense will probably again be one of short gains and long marches. Remember, the Buckeyes do not meet Michigan State, while Michigan plays both States—Ohio and Michigan.
1956 SCHEDULE (1955 score):
Sept. 29—Nebraska (28-20)