Football coach Lloyd Jordan varied his usual mid-week practice routine yesterday by foregoing heavy contact work to devote more time to polishing the varsity's passing offense.
Cal Lowenstein, Gil O'Neil, and Bobby Ray each look turns passing as the first and second teams worked in a semi-live scrimmage against the third squad. Lowenstein enjoyed the most success hitting ends Fred Ravreby and Dike Hyde consistently.
Stress on Offense
Jordan said after practice that he was spending more time on offense this week in an effort to sharpen up the Crimson's ground and air game, which has been spotty in the two contests played thus far. He commented that the varsity did not control the ball enough against Cornell and Columbia to get its attack working smoothly.
The first offensive squad yesterday had Hyde and Ravreby at ends; Hask Toepke and Duke Sedgwick at tackles; Bill Roseman and Jerry Kanter at guards; Paul O'Brien, center; Lowenstein, quarterback; West, fullback; Phil Isenberg, left half, and Dave Warden, right half.
Duback at Safety
Defensively, Jordan worked sophomore Dick Duback at safety man in place of Warden. Warden has been playing both ways, and Jordan is seeking a defensive replacement to rest Warden in order to increase his offensive efficiency.
Three injured players--tackle Bob Stargel, and halfbacks Warren Wylie and Bill Healy--worked out yesterday, but Jordan does not expect any of the three to be ready for the Army game. Wylie, his injured leg heavily taped, was making his first appearance since being hurt in the Columbia contest.