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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (March 30, 1949)
By Tom King
Emerald Sports Editor
If the Cabots and the Lowells lived in Eugene instead of Bos
ton today■, they indeed would be having a merry time of it. Over
in Beantown the Cabots speak only to the Lowell’s and the latter
speak only to God. However, if they were collecting their mail
here today, the Cabots would be speaking to God. the Lowells to
the McGinnity’s and everyone in general would be engaged in a
For today Don Kirsch unveils his Varsity baseball team
against a Linfield College nine,
signalling the opening of the
exhibition season in these hin
terlands. And we can think of
nothing better to serve for an
excuse for letting the bars down
than seeing the first batter go up
to the plate, take a few ferocious
practice swings, and then settles
down to the task of making life
miserable for the opposing pit
Right now the -Webfoots look
.prettty much like dark horses.
The question is whether a good
infield and outfield can offset
uncertain pitching and inexperi
enced catching. If some of the
boys suddenly catch fire and de
liver at the right moments, the
•Ducks could take it all and, in
:so‘ doing, unseat Washington
State, Northern Division cham
pions for the past two years.
It will be quite a spell before
this matter is cleared up, and be
fore then final judgment must
be reserved. Alter all, all is well only it it ends well, as the saying
goes. And only if it ends well would the Cabots and the Lowells
become gregarious with the outside world again ... if they lived
Since this publication last went to press Big Bob McClure has
joined the coaching staff for spring football practice. Bob, an All
America nominee in his college days at Nevada, is going to direct
the tackles and ends and will be arriving here within the next
Colleges Depending More on Pros Now
The number of pros (McClure performed for the Boston
Yanks last year) who are returning to the colleges to coach dur
ing spring practice is increasing yearly. Southern Cal is employ
ing the services of Jim Hardy, and, in the past, called on Bob
Snyder, ex-mentor of the Los Angeles Rams. UCLA has been
using Bob Waterfield and Burr Baldwin. Other schools are fol
lowing the same trend, and the day is coming when colleges will
turn to the pros to hire their head coaches.
There is a vast difference between the brand of ball played by
a group of fellows who are playing for $75 a month (plus other
conveniences) and because they like the game, and by a group of
fellows who are gambling everything on their ability to stay in
the pro leagues.
Pro coaches have been and still are ahead of their college
counterparts—even if you take into cinsideration the fact that
college kids can’t absorb as much football know-how as the pros.
And so the amateur ranks are more and more turning to their big
brothers for help.
Alumni Scared Off Evashevski
In many quarters it was a shock that Forest Evashevski, as
sistant coach at Michigan State, nixed the job offered him at Ore
\ gon State. Word coming out of Corvallis is that the former Uni
' Yersitv of Michigan blocking back was offered only a $1,000 in
crease over his stipend at MSC.
The alumni figured to kick through^with a few more sawbucks,
but if Evashevski accepted it would mean he would be subjected
to the same kind of pressure from that body as that which ran Lon
Stiner out of town. They even dangled a five year contract in
front of him, but he wouldn’t budge.
If he had accepted, it would have made hime one of the young
est head coaches of a major school in the country. He graduated
from Ann Arbor eight years ago after a glorious career as path
paver for the incomparable Tommy Harmon.
No Big Name Coach for OSC
The Beavers, still on the search, will have to content them
selves with someone other than a big name coach for next fall.
They’ve all been grabbed up. And we are wondering who is going
to take over the reins for spring drills.
What’s this about the Stanford proselyting system hitting a
snag ? Seems as how quite a flock of prospective Indians who were
planning to make the jump from the junior college ranks didn’t,
make the grade, scholastically speaking.
IN AGREEMENT NOW — Ez
zard Charles (I.) and Jersey Joe
son for winning its title by leading
tract that will send them against
each other June 22 for tlie world
heavyweight crown. Middle man
above is Joe Triner, chairman of
the Illinois Athletic Commission.
Interested onlookers in the rear
are (1. to r.) Eou Radzienda, Joe
Louis, Art Wirtz, and Ralph Met
Another accolade came Rog Wil
ey’s way today when figures dis
closed that he topped the Northern
Division in field goal percentage for
the past season.
“Hot Dog” was one point shy of
the coveted .400 circle, and had a 15
point bulge over second place Eddie
Gayda of Washington State. He al
so bettered Bill Sharman’s SD aver
age of .337, made for USC. John
Neeley was second among the Web
foOts with .377 good enough to
third in the division.
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