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THE BIG TEN
September 24, 1956
HERMAN HICKMAN SAYS:
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September 24, 1956

The Big Ten

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LETTERMEN RETURNING: 24 of 35.

WATCH FOR: Ted Ringer, C; Dale Pienta, B; Cliff Peart, E.

THE DOPE: The Wildcats, as much as material will allow, should resemble the professional Cleveland Browns (in appearance only) as Coach Ara Parseghian takes over after an outstanding record at little Miami (Ohio). Parseghian is a Paul Brown disciple, and one of the first assistants he hired was Alex Agase, onetime Cleveland guard and linebacker. With no quarterback capable of sharp, accurate passing, Parseghian will have to forego the pros' favorite weapon, so the Wildcats will be scratching out their yardage on the ground. The "belly series," with hand-offs handled by either Dale Pienta or Jack Ellis, is the bread and butter of their offense. The line is strong and deep at center and guard, strong defensively at end, a little thin at tackle. It will be another year or two before the Big Ten must fear the claws of the Wildcats.

1955 SCHEDULE (1955 score):

Sept. 29—Iowa State (no game)
Oct. 6—Tulane (0-21)
Oct. 13—at Minnesota (7-18)
Oct. 20—at Michigan (2-14)
Oct. 27—at Indiana (14-20)
Nov. 3—Ohio State (0-49)
Nov. 10—at Wisconsin (no game)
Nov. 17—Purdue (8-46)
Nov. 24—Illinois (7-7)

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