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WATCH FOR: Don Bosseler, B; Tom Pratt, G; Sam Scarnecchia, B; John Varone, B.
LEADING SOPHOMORE CANDIDATE: Claude Casey, B.
COACH ANDY GUSTAFSON SAYS: Our 1956 football team could be one of the best that we have had since I came here in 1948. Although we lost eight men who started our last game of 1955, I believe that the upcoming freshmen will supplement last year's second team with enough good personnel to give us a stronger, faster squad. We plan to make more use of the running-type action pass and run from the unbalanced line along with our regular balanced-line T formation.
HERMAN HICKMAN SAYS: Not overrated but overscheduled sums up the tough Hurricanes of 1955. I expect this year's edition to be much improved, and, with the schedule slightly softened, a more successful season is in the offing. Andy Gustafson believes Don Bosseler, his fullback, to be one of the outstanding players he has ever coached. Incidentally, Andy was the back-field coach at West Point in the Davis-Blanchard era. Quarterback trouble beset Miami from the start last year, but Sam Scarnecchia has solved that problem. A possible all-senior line highlights Tom Pratt, linebacking guard, Mike Hudock, center, and Don Johnson at end. Miami will not be a flashy team. They are ground-minded, complemented by an outstanding defense.
1956 SCHEDULE (1955 score):
Sept. 28—South Carolina, N (no game)
COLORS: Green and white.
BASIC OFFENSE: Multiple offense.
1955 RECORD: Won 8, lost 1.