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COACH BILL MURRAY SAYS: Our team is made up almost entirely of last year's reserves, with some help from sophomores. We must depend on added maturity (in a football sense), unusual team spirit and self-discipline. We have had some bad breaks since practice opened. Buddy Bass has been hospitalized since practice started with a bad throat. Eddie Rushton, who we were counting on to replace Bob Pascal, is out due to a leg injury. I repeat that we must depend on added maturity, team spirit and self-discipline for any success.
HERMAN HICKMAN SAYS: I may be wrong in selecting the Blue Devils as one of my "Eleven Best Elevens," especially if I would dare to listen to the incantations of "Preacher" Bill Murray. Sonny Jurgensen is, in my opinion, the best split-T operator in the country. He has a brilliant sophomore replacement coming on in the person of Bob Brodhead. Harold McElhaney is a pounding fullback with speed to go outside. The line will need some replacements, but Duke has the hard core of an always tough Duke forward wall. Bill Murray has winning ways, and this year will be no exception. First serious test should be with Tennessee at Durham on Oct. 6.
1956 SCHEDULE (1955 score):
Sept. 22—at South Carolina (41-7)
COLORS: Gold and white.
BASIC OFFENSE: Spread T.
1955 RECORD: Won 8, lost 1, tied 1. Sugar Bowl: defeated Pittsburgh 7-0.
LETTERMEN RETURNING: 27 of 43.
WATCH FOR: George Volkert, B; Wade Mitchell, B; Paul Rotenberry, B.