Pre-game football lineups, like New England weather, are subject to hourly changes. But it looked after yesterday's varsity practice as though Coach Lloyd Jordan had settled on a fairly sure opening offensive eleven for tomorrow's game with Washington University of St. Louis.
Biggest change is the shift which puts Jeff Coolidge in the starting center's position replacing Buddy Lemay. The bad ankle he hustained against Columbia limited Lemay's practice action this week, and Jordan apparently plans to go with Coolidge, although Lemay worked out--with the second team--yesterday.
Right end has been a problem ever since Hank Rate twisted a knee in the first game. This week, Jordan has been using sophomore Bob Cochrane there.
The backfield remains constant; Gil O'Neil at quarterback, Dick Clasby at tailback, John Ederer at wingback, and "Crusher" Culver at fullback.
Paul Crowley will start at left end, Hank Toepke and the recuperated Bob Stargel at the tackles, with veterans Eli Manos and Art Pappas flanking Coolidge.
Defensive right end remains a problem. Harvey Popell is not expected to play, but Jordan doesn't know yet whether he'll use Bill Weber or Joe Ross there.