Jordan Features Single Wing Plays Again at Practice
Single wing running plays again featured varsity football practice yesterday as Coach Lloyd Jordan scrimmaged his elevan against the freshmen. Jordan also stressed pass defense, pitting the Jayvees against the varsity.
After practice Jordan explained that his recent emphasis on the single wing does not mean that he is scrapping his winged T formations or developing whole now patterns.
He said that the coaching staff had decided to use more of its single wing plays because the backs are not fast enough to exploit the T formations, and because Cal Lowenstein passes better from the tailback position than from the quarterback slot.
The coach pointed out that the varsity, like most college elevens, has always used single wing blocking with its T plays. He added that the major difference between his T and single wing plays lies in the position of the quarterback.
The backfield which did most of the running yesterday had Gil O'Neil at quarter, John West at full, Jerry Bittz at wing, and either Bobby Ray or Lowenstein at tall.
Jayvee quarterback Bill Kierstead and backfield coach Bill Henry simulated Holy Cross's Charlie Maloy in throwing passes against the varsity defense. Buddy Lemay, who missed the Dartmouth game because of an injury, alternated with Paul O'Brien as right side backerup in the defense.
Dike Hyde, who damaged his ankle in the Dartmouth game, is definitely out for at least ten days. It also appears doubtful that guard Dick Holdtmann will play much Saturday.