Injuries to Keep Four Players Out Of Princeton Test
No Ulcers Here . . .
Undisturbed by attacks of the Boston press. Lloyd Jordan yesterday sent his Crimson football squad through an intensive pass defense drill in preparation for the Princeton game Saturday.
What did trouble him seriously was the news of injuries to four key personnel, including substitute Center Marv Lebovitz, out for the season with a fractured ankle bone. Also missing Saturday will be starting tackle John Maher, quarterback Phil Haughey, and wingback Ron Eikenberry.
The attack on Jordan came in the Boston Globe, which charged that Harvard alumni are becoming "disrespectful" of the team's play, and Jordan's coaching. "Maybe it's the sparkplugs, the distributor, or even the driver," the Globe said.
Jordan Counters Attack
"Monday morning quarterbacks are part of the game," Jordan said by way of reply. "There are no ulcers under here," he continued, patting his sweat-shirt. "There's only one place real pressure on a coach can come from--himself. The job of a coach is to do the best he can with what he's got. I myself don't believe in answering criticism by comparing hospital lists."
Lebovitz' loss increases the gravity as well as the length of Jordan's injury list. For starting center Jan Meyer is himself just recovered from an injury, and Jordan lacks other experienced personnel at the position.
Maher has been one of the stalwarts of the vaunted first line, and although he returned to practice in sweatclothes yesterday, his leg injury should keep him out of most, if not all of the game.
Haughey has not been counted on for depth at quarterback but his absence will block the use of a T-formation.