... THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
Vol.9, UNIVERSITY OF SORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, K. C, October .24, 1900. . noTs.
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A General and Individual Criti
cism by the Coach. Writ
ten Last Week.
The football eleven is developing"
wonderfully. Their practice
games every afternoon are full o
brilliant and snappy playing. The
The Varsity and Scrubs line up
against each other and play some
times as much as an hour withou
intermission or rest. The playing
is dashy and hard and all of the
men are doing good work. What
the real strength of the team is,
though, is an unknown quantity.
On account of our inability to get
games with the State colleges, we
fail to get that practice, and we en
ter directly into the championship
games without knowing how strong
we really are. The scrubs alone
have bucked up against the Varsity
and the playing- of both is excep
Below is found the individual
and general criticism of all the
players. Let each man read it and
try to correct his faults and then
let the whole team correct the er
rors brought out in the general
criticism. Coach Reynolds says of
Councill at centre is not careful
in watching- his opponent. He per
mits him to break into too many
plays. His passing- to the full
back is irregular. He tackles
riercelv and accurately and is
Rankin at g-uard fails to keep
close enough to the runner. A
man of his experience, and strength
should be of more service in ad
vancing the ball. He opens up
well. His charging- is irregular
and he often fails to get the charg-e
on his opponent.
Brem at guard has same faults
as Rankin, but lets his opponent
through oftener than' Rankin.
Neither guard protects the quarter
Bennett at tackle too frequently
shoves runner to the ground in
stead of carrying him on.
Foust at tackle fails to charge
fast enough and doesn't .use his
hands enough. His aggressive
game is superior to his defensive.
Osborne at end overruns his man
on kicks and tackles high.
Mclver at end fails to use his
hands. He picks runner out of
mass, but fails to cover inter
ference. Gudger, end, plays fast ball, but
his light weight keeps him from
standing off heavy backs.
Graham, end, lacks experience.
He fails to box his tackle. He is
fast in following up plays.
Roberts at guard is not quick
enough in getting into interferencei
He uses his hands and seems to be
quick; in sizing up his opponent's
play in defensive work.
Glenn, F. at tackle does not use
his hands enough and doesn't
charge quick enough. All of the
tackles fail to protect enough;
ground. They do not get around faster and watch more carefully
. i Phifer, guard, is on sick list and
has not played lately, but has been
playing very fast and fierce ball
He breaks through well and fol
low?, the play.
Means, guard, fails to charge
low and hard enough.
Orr, centre, playing on scrubs
has been one of the marked features:
of the .game. He follows plays
very hard and fast. He charge
quickly and hard and doesn't seem
afraid to get in plays.
McRae, back, has not been able
to do much on account of lateness
in starting training and injured
shoulder. He needs more persis
tent exercise ana training to give
Glenn, J., back, doesn't run hard
enough; too often runs high; fail
to side-step opponents on the
ground; and is blind to picking
openings. ie is a very willing
worker; his interference is fine
He has done some brilliant playing
but being new to the position he
has the above faults to overcome
Oldham, back, has habit of leav
ing his interference and too fre
quently fails to support the runner
from his proper place in the inter
ference. He has partially over
come fault of running high.
Smathers, back, is one of th
best tackles on the field. He some
times fails to hit his man in inter
ference. In the last few games he
has followed the interference close-
y, runs hard, but sometimes fails
to break quick enough.
Carr, back, starts slow. He
eaves his feet too often on clear
opening through line. He fails to
reach his opponent in interference
quick enough. He is a good line
plunger, but lacks speed.
Graves, E., back, is irregular in
kicking, but punts better in height
ind placing this year than former
y.He loses his feet frequently in
gomg through line on clear break.
He often pushes runner to the
ground. He is a certain ground
Donnelly, back, is a fierce tack-
TT . . .
er. tie is tue mainstay to scrub s
defensive work. He has remarka
ble endurance, but is too slow a
starter to be a good ground gainer.
He should fight harder after being
Webb, back, is a hard and fierce
ackler. He follows ball closely
but lacks experience in playing
Watson, back, has been unfortu-
nate in minor miuries; hence his
practice has been very irregular.
He shows lots of dash, but is un
able to receive proper coaching on
account of great number of games
Alford, tackle, must go lower
ind should meet plays directly in-
lead of waiting for a tackle.
Makely, quarter, has steadied
down very much in his passing.
At times he is very good in inter
fering. He must run the team
the opponent's line-up and posi
tions in order to take advantage o
Graves L., quarter, passes bal
accurately and fast. He isn't hea
vy enough to do much interference
He is a very sure tackier, but
should use more head-work in run
ning a team.
Martin, quarter and end, has
been sick most of the season. H
has nut played enough to form any
opinion. He tackles as sharply
and deadly as ever.
Berkely, quarter, has been laic
up with shoulder. He runs hard
with ba1!, is a hard tackier, bu
Ebbs; guard, is a good tackier
follows ball well, but lack of foot
ball experience handicaps him
greatly. He should be commendec
for his faithful work.
Stewart, guard, is another faith
f ul scrub. He is a good tackier
but fails to charge hard and fas
enough in the line. He isn't active
enough in getting around.
Lane, end, has been playing a
good scrub end. He tackles well
uses hands on interference, but his
lightness has handicapped him.
The team as a whole fails to con
tinue-tc support the runner until i
is impossible, for him to be moved
They lack the "never say die'
spirit in their interference. As
soon as a play gets beyond a man,
he is ; prone to loaf rather than
make an unusual effort to reach the
side of the runner and assist him
until down is called. TLhe entire
team has the faculty of tackling
high at times. In line-smashing
plays, the team fails to support the
runner on his feet and is given more
to pushing him forward on the
ground. They have habit of loaf
ng in interference around the ends.'
The line in offensive too frequent
y permits opponents to get charge
on them and thus enable scrub line
men to force them back, break
through or dive under Varsity play
n Varsry territory, in the excite
ment of the game they permit their
opponents to draw them out of their
positions, thus opening up the line
and giving greater opportunity for
creaking through and tackling. In
interference they fail to protect the
runner from side and rear. On
ine-smashing plays they have ac
quired habit of over-running the
play and not lending assistance at
Holes are not opened clear
enough and quick enough and even
fter runner has passed, they per
mit him to get between them and
the runner, thus putting them out
of the play.
They fail to charge defensive.
rhe Varsity line is overestimating
self because of its superior weight
over the scrubs and for this reason,
hey are not charging hard or low
enough, but depend on their weight
Continued on second page.)
SOPHS VS. HOKNEK.
Our Boys Victorious Good Game
The first class team of the Uni
versity ever to leave the Hiil to
play a game of foot ball, was the
eleven of the Sophomore Class
which went over to Oxford last
Saturday and defeated the Horner
School team by the score of twelve
to nothing. The two teams were
well matched, but the Sophs had
the best of it. Their line was par
ticularly strong and the backs did
did good work.
For Horner, the etuis played star
ball and Outlaw, Hiil and Emerson
played a strong game The follow
ing is a summary of the game:
The Sophs kick to Armstrong on
Horner's 20 yard line and he ad
vances 9 yards. Bunn follows with
2 and Armstrong gains only one
when " tackled by Carr. Outlaw
tackled by Holt for no gain. Hill
advances 2 and Pritchard advances
2 more, but ball goes to Sophs on
downs. Nichols gains 4 yards and
Holt goes over guard for 10 yds.
Gant loses 1 yard, and Carr circles
end for 17 yds. and makes a touch
down, but is called back on Holt's
foul and ball is given to Horner.
Armstrong advances 2 and Pritch
ard on delayed pass skirts right end
for 38 yards. Pritchard loses yd.
and Armstrong gains 2 yds over
the line. Outlaw tries for no gain.
Carolina's ball on downs. Gant
goes around end for 8 yards and
Ramsay fe llows with 7 more. Carr
circles for 7 yds. and is tackled on
line by Armstrong. Holt hits line
for 4 yards and Nichols gains Z.
Carr prettily tackled by Outlaw for
loss of 6 yds. Holt hits line fo" 1
yd. gain and Gant fails to advance.
Ball goes over to Horner on downs.
Armstrong tries to circle end but
loses 1 yd. Hill circles for 12 yds.
gam. uuuaw ducks line ioroyus.
Armstrong follows with 2 yards and
Outlaw advances 2 more. Conno
bucks for 2 and Hill gains 2. On
double pass to quarter Emerson
ails to gain. Pritchard advances
4 yards and Outlaw is thrown back
with a loss of yds. Ball goes to
Sophs when time is called. Ball on
Sophomore's 24 yd. line in their
First half twenty minutes.
Score Sophs 0. Horner 0.
Horner kicks to Soph's 14 yd.
and Holt gains 15 yds. Holt goes
hrough the line for 3 yds. Ramsay
gains 10 yds. and is nicely tackled
by Armstrong. Nichols advances
6 and Holt goes over line tor 11
Ramsay tries but fails to
TT 1 -i 1" ... f Z. ..,1.,
gain, rioit nits line iui u.
Nichols makes a pretty gam around
right end of 10 yds. Holt bucks
for 4.J and is tackled by Emerson.
Ramsay gains 4yd. and Nichols 17
more around the end. Holt goes
the remaining 3 yds. for a touch-
(Conlinucd on Joitrth puge.)