By GENE UPCHURCH
Sport Editor '
Third in a Series
CLEMSON, S.C, - "This Pell will
be a good one."..
With that, Frank Howard, former.,
Clemson football coach, athletic
director, and legend 'in his own time,'
gave his endorsement of the university's
new football coach, Charles Pell.
Pell took over the floundering team in
December after a massive shuffling
within the football program. Red
Parker was dismissed as coach after a 3-6-2
season and Pell, then a defensive
coach, was named head coach.
Howard, the caustic master of the
nasty, crude joke, still dabbles in
Clemson football. He is often found
sticking his head in offices in the Jervey
.Athletic Center to offer advice and
assistance to Pell and assistants as they
work to rebuild the Clemson program.
"It seems like a long time ago when it
all happened," Pell says of the changes
that brought him to the position of head
coach. "We had a rocky start and lots of
distractions. That's not to say we could
spend time worrying about them. We
went to work in January, began to pick
up momentum, and have been going
strong ever since."
Pell began rebuilding the Clemson
program by changing the offensive
lineup to the Power I from the veer that
was run for three years under Parker.
Pell, who served under Paul "Bear"
Bryant at Alabama as a graduate
assistant coach in 1964 after playing for
three years with the Crimson Tide, is
compared to the "Bear" by his players.
"He's probably as hard as the Bear,"
says center Joe Bostic. "He's a rough
one, and hard nosed. When he became
head coach, he didn't push his way into
things, though. He said he was going to
'Famous Amos' only one
of several frosh gridders
competing for time
By PETE MITCHELL
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It was probably about a year ago that
college football coaches began flocking to
Norfolk, Va., to see Donald Lucas, a 6-foot-3,
240-pound lineman scatter defenders from
the path of halfback mos Lawrence.
The yards came easy in high school for
Lawrence and so followed the catchy
nickname, "Famous Amos."
As for Lucas, his name might never have
such a nice ring to it. But the news that
Carolina Head Coach Bill Dooley brought
him that four of the Tar Heels' starting
offensive linemen would be gone in a year
had to be even more encouraging.
And chances are Dooley reminded
"Famous Amos" on the same visit that All
America tailback Mike Voight would soon
Hopeful of breaking into the Carolina
lineup immediately, the two high school
teammates signed with UNC and became a
part of Dooley's highly successful recruiting
campaign in 1977.
As in past years, Dooley tried to lure the
best players from North Carolina and
Virginia. Only four of the 27 signees are from
Pre-season reports indicate there are quite
a few freshmen fighting it out with the
veterans for a place in the Carolina lineup
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: have, to earn a spot just like a player. He
said that he would shoot straight with us
and that he expected us to shoot straight
JEverybdy knew he was a real good
- coach because he had been an assistant
here. But nobody knew exactly what
kind of head coach he would be. He told
us that we had a lot of proving to do to
us," Bostic says. "One way to describe
him is that he is a man of his word. If he
tells us he is going to do something, he'll
do it. And he expects the same thing
from us, like being on time for practice."
Place kicker Obed Ariri, a Nigerian
who had never seen a football game
until he came to Clemson to study
engineering and play soccer last year,
learned the hard way that Pell is a tough
coach. He was 10 minutes late for
"We didn't get any breaks
last year, except a safe trip
Split End Jerry Butler
Sept.- 10 when the Tar Heels visit the
"Famous Amos" is involved in a seven
way struggle for the tailback slot vacated b
Voight. A pulled hamstring muscle has
slowed him somewhat, but the 5-foot-1 0.
180-pounder is already being compared to
senior wingback Mel Collins, having been
times at 9.7 in the 100.
"1 thought 1 could start here and was even
more enthusiastic with Voight leaving."
Lawrence said. "The competition is rough,
though, and this injury put me on the
Lucas is right behind M ike Salzano for the
starting assignment at right offensive guard,
but confident of playing quite a bit his
"1 thought I was too light when I got here."
the 240-pound Lucas explained, "but I found
out there's not too many guys out there
stronger than me. It's up to me if I play; if 1
put my mind to it, I believe I can block
Defensively, freshman linebacker Rick
Downs (6-foot-3, 190) should see some
playing time as well as newcomers John
Brugos (noseguard, 6-foot-2, 220) and
Lawrence Taylor (left end, 6-foot-3, 210).
Tyress Bratton, a freshman from
Thomasville, has been as impressive
addition to the defensive backfield and
moved up to second team free safety behind
Clemson s rookie head coach attempts
to revive the Frank Howard legacy
practice and had to run wind sprints
after practice. Fellow players say he was
a half hour early for practice the next
Clemson's squad should show
considerable improvement over last
year's team if, for no other reason, so
many starters from last year return.
Nine starters from the offense return
and eight players from the defensive
squad are back from a team that ended
its season with a 28-9 rout of its biggest
rival. South Carolina. The score of that
game remains on the scoreboard of
Tiger Stadium in Clemson's Death
"We didn't get any breaks last year,
except a safe trip home." says split end
Jerry Butler, w ho has outstanding speed
and runs the 40 in 4.3 seconds. The ball
"If we can make the pieces of
the puzzle fit together, we'll
have a good football team in
Head Coach Charley Pell
Rugby practices set
The UNC Club Rugby team will hold
practice at 5. p.m. Wednesday and
Thursday at Eagles Field behind the
General Administration Building on
Raleigh Road. All old and new players
The club's first game is against Bristol
University Sept. 16 on Fetzer Field.
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"I lost 53 pounds
with Wator Slim
and I feel like a
new person F!
to a size 1314 and lost
to a size 12" says 16
crawl out of my shell
chocolate milk or unsweetened orange juice for breakfast and lunch, and I ate regular portions of meal,
potatoes, vegetable and usually a salad for dinner. NaturSlim really tastes good and fills me up so I don't
experience hunger pangs during the day. When I feel the urge for a snack 1 eat an apple or fresh carrots.
"One of the things that really helped was the support, encouragement and compliments from my
friends and family. My social life is improving, too. I'm really looking forward to the Senior Prom. And
since I've slimmed down, I've gotten a whole new wardrobe!"
Susan's mother comments that "A lot of people don't even recognize Susan since her weight lots.
Her father and I are really proud of Susan and her strong will and determination to stick with the
program. Susan is like a new person ... she is more out-going and happy to be involved in activities with
others. We are able to share much more together because she is not so shy and withdrawn. It is Susan's
desire to reach out to those other teenage girls and adults who are overweight like she used to be . . . and
to convey to them the message that the NaturSlim program really works!"
often did not fall the right way for the
Tigers, and they lost to Carolina 27-23,
Tennessee 2 1 -1 9 and tied Duke 1 8-1 8 on
a last-second field goal by the Blue
"We're not having as many fumbles or
missed plays in practice this year,"
Clemson opens its season this year
against Maryland at home, a formidable
opponent for anyone, particularly a
team trying to rebuild. After that game,
the schedule gets no easier, with games
at Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Virginia
Tech followed by five straight Atlantic
Coast Conference games. And the
Tigers meet N otre Dame, a team ranked
No. 1 in one pre-season wire service poll.
"Maryland will be under a lot of
pressure." linebacker Randy Scott says.
Maryland head coach Jerry Claiborne
said he'd rather open against Pcnn St. or
Alabama than against Clemson. We'd
rather get them now than after they've
gotten up a head of steam."
One problem that has been overcome,
says middle guard Rich Tuten, "was
getting our butts kicked in the first half.
We were young and had to learn that
there were two halves."
Pell, who talks in a calm, down-to-earth
manner which reflects his Deep
South. Alabama upbringing, says the
most important thing his team needs to
develop is a winning attitude. The
Clemson program has had only one
winning season since 1967.
"We have to have unity," he says. "We
have to have it from the trainers and
managers to the academic counselors
everyone connected with the program.
This helps establish a winning attitude.
"Clemson will have a great football
team again, just like it did in the past,"
Pell adds. "If we can make the pieces of
the puzzle fit together, we'll have a good
team in 1977."
Academic counselor Jerry Sain
Former lineman returns to li NC
By DEDE BILES
H ubert West in track, Eddie Fogler in
basketball, and Sandy Kinney in
football are three of a number of
Carolina coaches and athletic staffers
who pursued their collegiate athletic
careers at UNC.
; And last March yet another former
Tar Heel returned to take a job in
Carolina athletics. Jerry Sain, who was
an All-Atlantic Coast Conference and
honorable mention All America
offensive guard in his years at UNC. is
Carolina's new athletic academic
"Carolina's good about remembering
their graduates," said Sain, whose
Carolina football career spanned 1969
72. "I happened to be in Raleigh on
business and 1 stopped in Chapel Hill. 1
guess it put me on somebody's mind and
1 was contacted about applying for the
Sain, who will be responsible for
counseling all Carolina athletes in all
phases of academic work, replaced
Eddie Williamson, who resigned to
accept an assistant football coaching
post at Furman University.
Not only has Sain retured to the
school itself, but he has also returned to
the NaturSlim program I've gone from a size 19
53 pounds. My goal is to low 60 pounds and drop
year old Susan Simpson, student at Narbonne High
School and a resident of Lomita, California.
"1 weighed 197 pounds and had tried many other diets, such as
counting calories, Ayds, the orange a day diet, etc., but none produced
the results that NaturSlim has.
"It is really nice to feel a part of living again . . to be able lo
and stand on my own two feet. I used lo wear a
jacket everywhere I went because of my weight, but now I am proud and
happy not to have to hide like that anymore. For the first time in eight
years I'm looking forward to participating in summer activities, such as
swimming and going lo the beach with my friends.
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Clemson's biggest problem last year was that the Tigers, game after game, would fall
way behind in the first half. In last year's Clemson-Carolina game, in which running
back Lester Brown (44) picked up several yards on this play, the Tar Heels took a 21
0 lead before hanging on for a 27-23 win.
his former place of residence,
Ehringhaus Dormitory. In order that he
can be in close proximity to the athletes
he works with, Sain is required to live in
an apartment located on the first floor
of the dorm's athletic wing.
"Ehringhaus hasn't changed," said
Sain, who lived in the dorm his first two
years at Carolina before marrying in
' 197 f . "It was rowdy on weekends, but it
tended to be a little dull before there
were coeds there. (Ehringhaus was an all
male dorm until 1972.)
Sain's academic counseling services
are available to all UNC athletes, but
most of his time is spent with the
Carolina football players, the majority
of whom live on the five floors of
Ehringhaus above his apartment.
Sain said the reason he works so
much with the football team is because
of the numbers of athletes involved in
the sport. This year's squad includes 91
scholarship players and approximately
20 walk-ons. Sain pointed out that in
other sports many of the coaches
assume his responsibilities themselves.
Before returning to the Carolina
campus and Ehringhaus Dormitory last
spring, Sain was head wrestling coach
and assistant football coach at Concord
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High School in Concord, N.C. His 1977
wrestling team captured the western
state championship and in 1975
Concord's football team went
undefeated until it lost to North
Davidson in the western semifinals.
While in Concord, he also worked
with exceptional students and spent a
year in private business with a film
Sain believes that his variety of
experiences, especially those in the field
of athletics, are an asset in his duties
which, in his words, involve "counseling
athletes in academic course selections,
majors and problems on and off the
"Athletics and academics are very
closely related." Sain continued. "One
of my basic philosophies in life is that
you look for success in whateveryou arc
doing. 1 get satisfaction out of seeing a
person being successful more than
anything else whether in academics
"I would think if you could cite a
prerequisite for this job, an athletic
background would be one," Sain said.
"It is important in gaining rapport with
the athletes, in understanding their
problems and in relating to them."