The Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 27, No. 2, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 27, 1941 Page: 4 of 8
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Ily Pat Nicholson
Note: This is the first of two articles on conference prospects.
Here is a prediction on the finish of the 1941 conference
football race, based upon pre-season prospects and early in-
dications from seven training camps:
The Rice Thresh
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SEPT. 27, 1941
Texas A. and M,
Possibility of a tie i'or positionindicated.
west Gridiron Program
Opens Saturday With Six
Conference Teams Playing
Fort Worth, Sept. 26—Football in
Any one of the three major buya-
>oos that coaches are subject to
!hese days could cause quite an al-
"lation in standings; the draft,, in-
uric-. unfavorable weather. To
date, the draft has been fairly light
although observers have been slow
t< realize what the apparent loss of
two top-flight, ends like Wendell
Garieti and Marvin DeWoody can
Injuries can stop any club, espe-
cially one dependent upon key men.
Take out Brumley or Dwelle, Moser
of Texas A. and M.. Layden or Grain
of Texas, Johnston or Maley of
S.M.U., Wilson or Russell of Baylor*
and the stock of the team affected
would drop tremendously overnight.
Unfavorable weather, whether
wet or dry, is always a potent factor
John (Red) Floyd, formerly head
coach at The Citadel, has joined the
H I1 has the toughest ioe for the Institute staff as an assistant t«
I 13 states, for a total of 49 games onjoponer of any of the six. The Frogs Jess Nee, F,oydf who ,ettered at
meet Tulsa in Fort Worth. The Vanderbilt in 1915 and 1916 at end
Gulden Hurricane is at least as good and the bacUfield> formerly
as last year, maybe better. And the ■ eoHehed Neely at Murfreesboro
State Teachers College.
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11 successive week-ends—that's the
program that, gets under way to-
day for the seven Southwest Con-
I fcrenee elevens.
The bookings include 20 contests
that have an intersectional bearing,
so by early December the Southwest
should have a pretty good idea of
how good its grid efforts are in com-
parison with the rest- of the country.
Three New York Gaines
Three of the teams will make
Broadway appearances before the
; final curtain. SMU and TCU will
both have New York City appear-
i ances to meet the strong Fordham
Rams, heralded as the No. 1 Eastern
eleven. Texas A. & M. goes to the
big town to play the NYU Violets.
All three games are scheduled for
! Collectively, the seven conference
teams will play two-thirds of their
Frogs lost 7 to 0 in Tulsa then.
Kimbrough Faces Former Team
Baylor meets Hardin-Simmons in
Waco. Coach Frank Kimbrough,
now of the Bears but fresh from the
Cowboy camp, should know how to
handle this situation.
The remaining three games come
under the head of "warm-ups."
Texas A. & M. meets the Sam Hous-
ton Teachers in College Station,
Arkansas plays the Oklahoma (Ed-
mend) Teachers in Fayetteville, and
SMU takes on the Denton Teachers
in Dallas. The three sets of teachers
should learn how to be good losers.
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games on foreign gridirons, al-
though most coaches feel that there
is a psychological advantage in per-
forming for the home folks on the
j familiar home field.
! However, in the opening games
; Saturday, five of the six teams will
be playing on their own gridirons.
, Texas vs. Colorado
The Tt'xas Longhorns are the one
t aveling team this first week. They
journey to Boulder for (50 minutes
against the University of Colorado
Buffaloes. The Buffaloes have a
new coach, a new system and not too
good a line; the Longhorns are ad-
mittedly the class of the Southwest
and are tagged by some for the Rose
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Predictions and Football Headlights
i in a conference where details mean
Texas University is being boomed
for the title. The Steers are clearly
! the strongest combination in this:
; sector, equipped with two senior
backs capable of a sensational brand j
I of play that can inspire the entire'
j squad, a veteran line, and replace-
| Yet the Steers are in for a drub-,
j bing in conference play somewhere |
along the line. The combination of a
I murderous schedule—L.S.U., Okla-1
: homa, Oregon, and the six South-
west foes—and apparent weakness!
|at center will tip the scales against;
Dana X. Bible at least once along j
j They'll tell you Bible's Waterloo
is due on fabled Kyle Field, as the
Aggies take revenge for the great-
est upset in conference history. That
is possible, hut not probable.
Ponies Over Texas?
Rather look for the Texas banner
to be struck when the Steers meet
Southern Methodist. They hit the
Ponies with the tough intersectional
work just behind them, and with
.Matty Bell's eleven fresh from an
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