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It's Now Official
Wednesday, January 16, 1957
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By WALT BLORE
Bill Jennings has been hired as
the new football coach at the Uni
versity. After almost two weeks of spec
ulating as to the next destination
of Pete Elliott, 1956 head man,
the announcement that the 30-year-old
former Michigan great re
placed Pappy Waldorf at the Uni
versity of California was made
Aii xliat as necessary to make
the appointment final was the ap
proval of the Student Committee
on Attiletio Affairs to the Chan
cellor of California. This judicious
group met at 7:30 p.m. (PST) to
ponder the question. Their an
nouncement came about an hour
While the waiting period was
stretching on, University Athletic
Director Bill Orwig was taking the
final steps necessary to secure the
services of the former backfield
Jennings came out of retire
ment last year at the request of
Elliott. Until 1953, he had been an
assistant to Bud Wilkinson at Ok-i
lahoma. When he left, Elliott took
Now the graying, 39 year-old is
Jennings is reported by those
close to him to have a brilliant
football mind. It was Jennings,
who, during the last fall, directed
the signal calling for the Cor n
huskers from his position in the
field box high above the gridiron.
The excellent play-calling that
was attributed to the quarter-
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backs, was, in part Jennings' do
ing. Before he left the Sooner in
1953 for a job in an oil company,
he was considered one of the top
assistants that Wilkinson had. He
was sought as a head coach by
An All Big Six end 12 years
ago at Oklahoma, he still holds
the pass catching record at that
Elliott made a big jump after
just one year as a head coach.
His 1956 edition of Comhusker foot
ball turned in a 4 won 6 lost rec
ord and registered two upsets at
the hands of Missouri and Kansas.
He now steps into a job that is
even more demanding than the
one here. California is presently
on a two-year probation as the
result of illegal money payments
and recruiting procedures.
Jennings will inherit a team
that boasts lettermen in every
position. In addition, he will have
at his disposal one of the top
freshmen teams in the history of
As one player said last fall,
"Bill Jennings has forgotten more
As I Ss If
By WALT BLORE
Now that Pete Elliott has officially signed, and Bill Jennings has
been named head coach, things will go back to normal.
It got pretty tiring waiting around until the wee small hours of
the morning just to get the latest off the wire.
Much sleep was lost on publication nights and as a result, a few
classes in the Bus. Ad. college had a sleeping figure in one of the
One of the most Impressive things that came out of the Elliott
switch was the conduct of athletic director Bill Orwig. Although he
did take a blast at Washington once, he spent most of his time mend
ing the broken fences at home. It would not come as a surprise if
Bill Jennings and Orwig are able to persuade those members of last
year's staff that they want them to stay. Of course, they could all go
to California, too. The record established by this corner on predic
tions is not spectacular.
It was rather amusing to watch the change that Elliott made
during the meetings in St. Louis. It looked as though Pete was all but
signed at Seattle when he left for the St. Louis trip. But, during his
stay along the Mississippi, he changed his mind. '
It could be that he was offered a better deal at California but a
better guess is that several members of his profession put a bug in
his ear concerning the situation at Washington.
It's not a secret that football at Washington is a touchy subject.
The governor is reported to be at extreme odd? with the school. Then
there is a boisterous alum that insists on giving the athletes extra
financial aid which is contrary to the rules of the NCAA. Ao, the
material offered by Washington is said to be inferior to thsi at other
PCC schools. If there are less football players in the Washington high
schools than in Nebraska high schools something is wrong, especially
since there are a million more people residing in that state.
, Unless this corner's estimation of Pete Elliot is wrong, it's a good
guess that the former aid to Bud Wilkinson was a mighty confused
man last weekend. He had made a verbal agreement with Washington
or something to that effect, and then all his friends told him he was
making a mistake. That's probably one of the reasons his wife, Joan,
suddenly left for St. Louis.
When he went home to consult with his father, you can bet that
he didn't know which way to jump. Dr. Elliott is reported to have
quite an influence on his family even though they have scattered to
the four winds. The good doctor was quite an athlete during his days
at Illinois Wesleyan. He later coached the Northwestern basketball
team hile he was going to med school.
Elliott's successor takes over with the best of recommendations.
Bill Jennings supposedly has one of the best football minds in the
midwest. He was one of the most capable of Bud Wilkinson's staff.
When Eliott was hired, he was said to be one of the four best staff
members that Bud had. The others were Gomer Jones, the present
Oklahoma line coach; Frank Ivy, presently in the Canadian League;
and Jennings, who at the time was working with an oil company.
Bill Tagney Named
As Star Of The Week
By BOB MARTEL
Staff Sports Writer
A quiet, soft spoken serious
young member of Hollie Lepley's
swimming squad is the Nebras
kan's last Star of the Week for
Bill Tagney, double duty mer
man, has been selected because
of his success in the Cornhusker's
first two meets of the season.
Tagney, who hails from Omaha,
won first place in the diving events
against Grinnell College and Kan
sas State University. The Omaha
Tech Alumnus defeated Big-Seven
diving champion Gene Cotter in
Bill was a diver as a freshman,
but for the next two years he
turned to swimming events. He
competed successfully in the Free
This year "Tag" has been div
ing and swimming for the Big
Red. Last Saturday against Kan
sas State he not only won the
diving event but placed second
in the 50 yard freestyle event.
Jerry Farrell, a pretty fair
swimmer himself and a team
mate of Tagney's, claims that the
Omaha diver is one of the better
sprinters on the squad. "He doesn't
have much time to work out in
the pool," said Farrell, "but he
still can churn up the water on
those short sprints."
The Huskers will be tough to
beat on the diving board this sea
son. Tagney and Cotter have a
friendly feud going on and with
both of them trying to outdo one
another its going to be very dif
ficult for opposing divers to come
in anywhere near the Lepleymen.
In addittion to Tagney, Cotter
and Fan-ell, other Huskers . who
have looked real sharp thus far
this season are Ron Renfer, Fritz
Heldoerfer, Bill North and Carl
And Phog Allen wanted to raise
the baskets to "protect" the
Gary Thompson, 510' tall and
probably the best basketball play
er inch for inch in the nation today,
gunned Iowa State to a 39-37 vic
tory over supposedly invincible
Kansas Monday night.
Wilt Chamberlain, the phenom of
the Wheat State, was held to a
mere 17 points by the excellent
defensive work of Don Medsker
and Chuck Vogt. Medsker was fi
nally the hero of the hectic eve
ning when he tossed a neat 20'
jump shot to break a 37 tie and
end the game.
"I just shot", said Medsker. The
6'8" junior center had not scored
a field goal for nearly thirty min
utes prior to his game winning
Although outscored by Thomp
son, Chamberlain was no less sen
sational. The seven foot man can
ned 17 points In spite of the two
timing Iowa State defense and
grabbed 18 rebounds.
Bill Stranlgna, who has lifted
Iowa State from the depths of
the Big Seven cellar to conference
title contenders In three years,
said "He's great (Chamberlain)
without scoring a point; what he
doe to you defensively,"
Wilt passed around a few comp
liments of his own after playing in
bis first losing ball game as a
college player. "He's great," was
"The Stilt's" opinion of Thomson,
who outscored him for the second
The game was close all the way.
Both clubs had shooting averages
well down In the 300's. Kansas
managed a slim two point hald
time lead 19-17 but Iowa State
fought back after the half to move
into a lead that they never last.
"The Slit" edged 'Kansas into
a last minute tie with a pair of
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The tankers return to action on
Saturday when they play hosts to
the Iowa State Cyclone at 2 p.m.
in the Coliseum pool.
S.C. Head Coach
Looks At Houston
Warren Giese of South Carolina
discussed the University of Hous
ton head football coaching job
Geise just completed his first
year at South Carolina, where he
compiled a 7-3 record. A veteran
of three years of service football,
he also played at Central Michigan
After leaving Oklahoma he be
came Jim Tatum's assistant at
The coaching spot opened after
Bill Meek accepted a 10-year con
tract at Southern Methodist University.
football than most experts know."
As this publication goes to press,
it is not known whether or not
Jennings and Orwig were success
ful in their attempt to retain the
present staff. Dee Andros, Don
Scarborough, Gene Stauber and
Don Strasheim composed the staff.
Strasheim doubles as wrestling
coach during the winter.
Orwig has said that he will do
everything to make the staff feel
that they are wanted at the uni
versity. Before Elliott had made
his plans known, hey had been
given a $50J per-year raise.
Elliott had also received a raise
of $2,500. Although this was never
confirmed, it is general knowledge
that the raise was made in an
effort to get the former Wolverine
quarterback to stay. The offers
made by the two other schools
exceeded that amount by at least
$2,000 or more.
Jennings' starting salary is
$12,000, the same salary Elliott re
ceived last year, but his contract
runs for three years where Elliot;
had a one-year verbal agreement.
Jennings salary as back coach was
$8,500 and was raised to $9,000.
Elliott also signed a three year
contract but the salary was not
announced. Reports place the
figure between $18,000 and $20,000.
Commenting on his move, Elliott
said, had only a one-year agree
ment with Nebraska officials s I
don't think my move can be cafied
The best part of the entire affair
is yet to come. The hiring of stafc
members is the first thingAon
Elliott's agenda and it is refy
likely that he will try to get sdrae
or all of his present staff Ur'w'ih
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Winter Sports Schedule
(Buketball) Kansaa Stat
(Swimming) Colorado St.
Double Du & I Colorado
Utah at Boulder
So. Dek. SI
Iowa St. Teachers
at Cedar Falls
at Ft. Collins
at Ft. Collin.
Colorado Air Academy Triangular at Boulder
Kansas at Lawrence
Kansas State in Lincoln (2:00) p.m.
Oklahoma at Norman
Big 7 meet at Kansas City, Me.
Iowa State in Lincoln (7:30) p.m.
Kansas in Lincoln (2:00) p.m.
All-College Invitational at Manhattan, Kan,
Dual meet to be figured with Colorado State,
Mankato, and Western Illinois State.
Oklahoma in Lincoln (t:05) p.m.
Big 7 Meet at Norman. Oklahoma
Big 7 Meet at Norman, Oklahoma
Iowa Slate in Lincoln (S:M) p.m.
NCAA at Annapolis. Md.
AAU at Hastings
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California Division Georgia Division
Lockheed Representatives of the California
Division and the Georgia Division
will be on campus
Friday, January 1 8
You are invited to consult your
placement officer for an appointment.
Separate interviews will be
given for each division.
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Both divisions of Lockheed are engaged in a long-range expansion program in their fields of endeavor.
California Division activities in Burbank
cover virtually every phase of commercial
and military aircraft. Seventeen different
models of planes are in production, including
cargo and passenger transports, high Macb
performance fighters,, jet trainers, radar
search planes, patrol bombers.
B. S. graduates who wish to attain a Master's
Degree will be interested in the California
Division's Masters-Degree Work-Study
Program. In the program, participants achieve
their M.S. while working concurrently
on Lockheed's engineering staff.
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At Lockheed in Marietta, Georgia, new
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bombers are being manufactured in the
country's largest aircraft plant under one
roof. The division is already one of the
South's largest industries. Moreover, a new
engineering center is now in development at
part of the division's expansion program.
In addition, advanced research and develop
ment are underway on nuclear energy and
its relationship to aircraft. A number of
other highly significant classified projects
augment the extensive production program.
This broad expansion program is creating new positions in each division.
Graduates in fields of: Aeronautical tnginttring, Electrical
Jnginitring, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematki and Phytic
ere invited to investigate their role in Lockheed's expansion.
California Division, Burbank, California Georgia Division, Marietta, Georgia
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