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THE DOPE: The Red Raiders lost a lot of good players from last year's squad, but they are looking forward to another good season. The main reason for this is Quarterback Guy Martin, who runs the option play beautifully and passes very well. He'll get plenty of opportunity to pitch the ball this fall, throwing particularly to his backfield companions. Coach Hal Lahar's biggest headache will be the replacement of four top ends and three leading tackles he lost from last season's squad. Lahar, a defensive specialist, faced a similar problem a year ago and licked it. He can be expected to do so again. However, the coach feels that it takes sophomores about five games to really get going. That means his team will not play its best ball until the latter part of the season when the going gets toughest. If the newcomers come through as expected, watch out!
1956 SCHEDULE (1955 score):
Sept. 29—Cornell (21-6)
COLLEGE OF PACIFIC
COLORS: Orange and black.
BASIC OFFENSE: T.
1955 RECORD: Won 5, lost 4.
LETTERMEN RETURNING: 8 of 24.
WATCH FOR: Dick Bass, B; John Nisby, T; Jim Reynosa, B; Tom Flores, B.
THE DOPE: The Tigers are going to be tough to hold this year. Coach Jack Myers has a really big line ready to go, headed by Tackle John Nisby (230 pounds), and a speedy backfield. But the real reason for the Tigers' excited roar is sophomore Halfback Dick Bass. This incredible speedster from Vallejo, Calif. played in just three freshman games last year and scored 10 touchdowns. Little wonder the Tigers are looking forward to his varsity debut. Teaming with Bass in the backfield will be two other very slippery prospects, Tom Perry and Tom Greene, and an excellent passer, Quarterback Jim Reynosa. COP will switch from its usual ball-control attack to a. wide-open game this year to accommodate this wealth of speed. There may not be a team on their schedule capable of caging the Tigers.