Range Rider, Volume 7, Number 9, September, 1953 Page: 2
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By the time most Hardin-Sim-
mons University exes receive
their September issue of the
Range Rider, Coach Murray
Evans, an ex of 1942, along with
his associates, Larry Cunning-
ham, 1940, Bill Scott, 1947 and
Sam Baugh, will have called the
first fall football practice session.
Around 60 athletes, including
25 of last year's lettermen, are ex-
pected to report for the first ses-
And it's no secret that Evans
and his associates are planning a
busy slate of sessions for the
Pokes. For Athletic Director, E.
W. (Bill) Ledbetter, has arranged
one of the toughest schedules in
H-SU history for the 1953 Cow-
The Cowboys open with a non-
conference team, Okla. A&M,
Sept. 19, and conclude the season
with a Border Conference foe,
Texas Tech, Nov. 28. And if that
isn't starting and finishing with
a bang, take a look at the rest of
the schedule. Following the Aggie
tilt, the Cowboys will meet on
successive Saturdays, Midwest-
ern, Trinity, Rice, Tulsa, West
Texas State, Arizona State, Texas
Western, New Mexico A&M, and
North Texas State. The latter
game, which will be a Nov. 21
night game, has been set for
When the Cowboys report for
fall practice, at Parramore Field,
the disadvantages of the one-
platoon system will be readily ap-
parent. And that is taking in con-
sideration that the Cowboys will
have five double duty men re-
turning, including D. C. Andrews,
who at this writing has been
given enough mention to assure
him of All-American honors;
Chester Lyssy, who made the as-
sociated press All-Border Confer-
ence team last fall, Rodney Wil-
liams, one of the best backs to
be found in the Southwest; Riley
Cross, a sure bet for All-Confer-
ence honors this fall, and tackle
Wayne Adams, who along with
Andrews will serve as co-captain
of the Cowboys.
Five of the 25 were strictly of-
fensive last year and the remain-
ing 15 were defensive players
Thirteen of the missing 15 have
Conference selections Roy Carter
and Maurice Waguespack at
center, fullback Mitchell Ma-
louf, guard Bill Golmon, and
tackle Bill Murry.
The fifteenth, Jerry Jefferies,
was the most clear-cut victim of
the one-platoon system. Jefferies,
a specialist among specialists, was
sixth among the nation's punters
last year as a freshman with a
40.8 average on 46 kicks.
One week after the one-platoon
system was voted in, Jefferies,
who could have put off the arm-
ed services until the end of his
college career, went in the Army.
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The quarterback problem at
H-SU is a simple one.
Last year Jim Riddle, Ogden
Compton and Dee Windsor all
spent time in the man-under slot
in Coach Murray Evan's winged-
Riddle and Compton are gone.
That leaves Windsor. What could
be more simple?
In addition to the 25 lettermen,
Evans and Associate Coaches
Larry Cunningham and Sammy
Baugh can call upon 13 squad-
men who will be back from last
year and 20 freshmen in the
Cowboy corral come September
Since the Border Conference al-
lows freshmen to play on the
varsity eleven, some help may
come from this group this sea-
As of the end of spring train-
ing and judging his squad on the I
one-platoon basis, Evans would
probably start tomorrow an ele-
ven composed of six seniors,
four juniors and a sophomore.
Of course, the picture may be
altogether different by Septem-
ber 19 when the Cowpokes face
Oklahoma A&M at Stillwater,
Andrews, 190-pound senior All-
American candidate from Sweet-
water, and Lyssy, Andrews' run-
ning mate for the last three years,
will be at the ends. Lyssy is a
195-pound senior from San An-
At tackles will be Buddy Nail,
a 218-pound junior from Roby
and Adams, 212-pound senior
Ed Crow, 185-pound senior
from Fort Worth will be at one
guard. The surprise choice at the
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other is Johnny Rodgers, a 190-
pound Breckenridge boy who let-
tered as a defensive player as a
freshman for the Cowboys in
1951, then switched to Tyler Jun-
ior College last year.
Graduation of Carter a n d
Waguespack left the Pokes vul-
nerable at center.
The lone sophomore on the first
eleven, George Logan, a 208-pound
standout from Cleburne, has been
moved from tackle to the pivot
With Windsor, Cross and Wil-
liams in the Poke backfield will
be J. C. (Jake) Collins, 185-
pound junior fullback from Fort
Windsor, a Levelland lad who
played freshman ball for H-SU,
then played one year for Al
Milch at Arlington State, tips the
scales at 170 and came along so
well in spring drills that Coach
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