Virginia tired of being ACC doormat;
no experienced quarterback will hurt
By GENE UPCHURCH
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - There U
something about being a football team that has
had only one winning season since I952that giates
on the nerves of Virginia Coach Dick Bestwick,
and even though he is only in his second year with
the Cavaliers, he is ready for a change.
"I don't want to be a doormat," Bestwick says
when he hears what other teams in the Atlantic
Coast Conference think of his squad. The feeling
among coaches of most ACC schools is that there
are six genuine contenders for the conference
crown this year, excluding Virginia.
"I hope everyone comes up here looking for
cake, because they will get stuck," Bestwick says.
"You don't want to take us lightly. You might
because of our quarterback situation, but you
won't for long."
The quarterback situation Bestwick is talking
about is that two freshmen are battling for the
starting position. He does not have anyone
experienced to lead the team at quarterback and
right now does not know which youngster will
start at N.C. State just over a week from now in the
Bryan Shumock and Ted Manley are the two
players Bestwick and his staff are working the
hardest with to prepare for the season.
"They're ahead of anyone else, so we're
preparing them for the opener," he says.
Andy Hitt, the Cavalier quarterback last year,
completed only 98 of his 220 attempted passes last
year and was not a very good runner.
"Our quarterback last year ran like a dry creek,"
But both freshmen working at the spot run well
and each wants to play. Bestwick says he does not
object to the thought of alternating quarterbacks
if they both progress at the same rate and are able
to do several things reasonably well.
"But if one clearly shows a superiority, we'll
play with one," he adds.
""Bestwick says Manley (6-1, 180 pounds) has a
strong arm and quick feet while Shumock (6-1,
1 86 pounds) makes fewer mistakes in practice than
Manley, such as getting the ball away from the
center without dropping it.
"With Shumock, he will get things done better,"
Bestwick says. "M anley has a slight edge in overall
Another freshman, Robert Anderson, is also
trying for the quarterback spot but probably will
not see starting action early in the season because
he never was required to run the ball himself in
high school. "
Without an experienced player at quarterback,
it might be difficult for a young starter to gain the
' respect and confidence to older teammates,
especially those who have played at Virginia for
several frustrating seasons. The Cavaliers went 2-9
last year, 1-10 in 1975 and 4-7 in 1972-1974. The
team's only winning season in 25 years was in 1968
when it went 7-4. ..
"The freshmen will need our support and we
need to give them our respect," says senior
offensive tackle Hans Baumann. "We'll have to
give them support up front on the line. He'll come
around. If he knows we're with him, it'll help his
The Cavalier offense lost eight starters. Tackle
Baumann, flanker Andy Grier and guard Ric
Zimmerman return. Punter Russ Henderson also
returns and was fourth best punter in the nation
last year with an average of 45.9 yards on 69 punts.
Whichever quarterback sees action will hand
the ball often to running back Paul Izler. a (
sophomore who lettered as a freshman at
Vanderbilt and sat out last year. Izler is a
confident young player who thinks the Virginia
football program is successful now and that
success should be measured by ways other than
wins and losses.
"1 don't know why ya'll say the program hasn't
been successful." he says. "It has been. We've
already had a more successful year this year even il
we go 0-1 1 . We have a better attitude this year and
we're working hard."
1lar pointed out that one of the serious
problems with. Virginia football is that players
who are recruited must be able to meet tough
academic entrance requirements as well as
maintain a high academic average to stay in
"Here, you lose people because of academics,"
he says. "Other schools lead you through
everything. Here, the school controls football; the
coaches don't control the school."
Bestwick says the Virginia program is bound to
be on the upswing because many players are
accepting athletic scholarships to Virginia een
after they have been offered scholarships to play
football at other schools in the conference.
Virginia's schedule this season is spotted with
teams which could be a big boost for the Cavalier
program should they win. In addition to the game
against State in Raleigh, the Cavs travel to I exas
to play the l.onghorns and to Bud Stadium to
play the Maryland Terrapins, the team which
most people agree will win the conference title
"II we get our errors coriected. we could beat
Slate." Bestwick sas "We couldn't beat Texas,
but they could lose to us We could hae beat
Virginia Tech last year (Virginia lost 14-10). and
I NC. W ake and Maryland are all good. Wake
could lose to us again (Virginia won last season 1 8
17)" Inconsistency was the bug that plagued the Cavs
most ot ten. and il the team can regain some
consistency and eliminate some errors, it stands a
good chance ol staying out of the ACC cellar, a
place where marry people think it will go and
remain lor several vcars.
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"WHY DO THE HEATHEN RAGE?
Psalms 2:1 and Acts 4:25
Surely there is a lot ol raging, rioting, rape, crime,
lawlessness and anarchy all over the world, In your com
munity and mine, here, there, yonder and all around. We
need to think The heathen are those "who do not believe In
The God of The Bible." In the Second Psalm God names
them as "people who Imagine a vain thing, kings and rulers
striving to "break the B ands and cast away the Cords" ol H Is
Moral Law, His Ten Commandmentsl
THE FIRST OF THESE TEN IS: 'THOU SHALT HAVE NO
OTHER GODS BEFORE ME." EXODUS 20:3.
The Heavens and Earth, He Who hath "measured the waters
In the hollow ol His hand, and meted out the earth with the
span, and comprehended the dust of the earth In a measure,
and weighted the mountains In scales, and the hills In
balance Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and
are counted as the small dust of the balance . . . "The great "I
AM" with whom Jesus Christ Identified Himself In the 8th
chapter of John. "Verily; verily, I say unto you, Before
Abraham was, l Am'." Would any dare rage against Him?
Consider the matter.
"Thou shalt have no other gods before ME." "Other gods!"
There are other gods the creation of men and devils: made by
the hands, minds, and Imaginations of men Inspired by the
devil! Consider two of them. Call them "other god" 1, and
"other god" 2.
1 created man In the Image of some very low form of life,
maybe Jelly-fish or tadpole, and placed him In a "garden of
Eden" of the slime, scum, mud, muck and mire of a swampl
There he grew, developed, and evolved up, up, and up. (One
Is reminded of the old saying that you "can't keep a squirrel
on the ground In timbered land" surely there were trees In
that Eden.) Up and up came 1's creature, got to be a frog,
and later a monkey, baboon, etc., on and on. (There Is "one
school of thought" which thinks this creature when It got to
be an "ass" its development was arrested and stopped, and It
stayed put. They may have something there In view of
Jeremiah 224 and Hosea 8:9.
"Other god 2" is probably best understood and seen by
pronouncements of his seers and prophets. 2 seeks to
dethrone "The God of The Bible" by attacking His character!
Because of His terrible Judgements and Indeed they are
terrible, the Apostle Paul said: "Knowing the terror of The
Lord, we persuade men" upon wicked and vile Individuals,
cities, nations and the world In the days of Noah, one ol 2
god's prophets said He Is HItler-IIke; another ol these
prophets told us people who believe In and trust The God of
The Bible: "Your God Is my devIR" By the way, all three of
these prophets have held very high positions In Protestant
Denominations, and all have visited our community and
spoken In some ol our greatest Institutions Institutions
which were lounded, supported and preserved lor many
years by God tearing men and women, who with all their
heart trusted in 'The God ot The Bible."
"O GOD, THE HEATHEN ARE COME INTO THINE
INHERITANCE, THY HOLY TEMPLE HAVE THEY
DEFILED." THIS SCRIPTURE IN PSALM 79:1 IS AGAIN
"II the loundatlons be destroyed what can the righteous
do?" Psalm 11:3. They can do their duty: Trust In The Lord
with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understan
ding." "Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh
flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth Irom The Lord."
Jeremiah 17:5. We can "SearchTheScrlpture" and earnestly
strive to be a faithful witness, seeking the help and grace ol
God to the end we might "magnify The Law and make It
honorable" by obedience, "seeking first the kingdom of God
and His righteousness." Doubtless much blame lies at our
door for all this "raging" and it may be the Judgement ol God
because we have so miserably failed to give God the first
place In our ambitions and actions, and only Hp service when
we pray "Thy will be done on earth as In heaven." We should
not forget that It Is only the mercy and grace ot God that has
kept us back from "sitting In the seat of the scornful" as these
men are doing. We should pray for them, that Qod would
"Open their eyes, turn them from darkness to light, from the
power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness
of sins and Inheritance among them which are sanctified by
the faith that Is In Christ Jesus."
Also, It Imay be our duty to pray that God would either
SAVE, or STRIKE: "It Is better that one perish than the whole
"DID NOT ACHAN, THE SON OF ZERAH COMMIT A
TRESPASS IN THE ACCURSED THING, AND. WRATH
FALL ON ALL THE CONGREGATION OF ISRAEL? AND
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