The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 02, 1977, Page page 14, Image 14
monday, may 2, 1977 pzzi 14 dally nebreskan Osborne: satisfied with sprii ig. practice, annus i By Jim Kay , A hard-hitting contest that ended in a 23-21 victory for the Red team over the White Saturday 'Signaled the end of spring football drills; The annual spring game was played at Memorial Stadium before a crowd of 13,038. For one of the few times this spring the offensive units on the field had things their way and the scores in the game came in a variety of ways. Head coach Tom Osborne said he is "overall satisfied with the game and spring practice." "From the press box it's sometimes hard to tell about the hitting and the in tensity of the game,r Osborne said. "But I think they were really hitting out there. We're still not set at some positions but it was a real good game for evaluating people. Osborne said the Huskers may appear short on talent, but they are long on attitude and effort. Like to win "That effort and good attitude will make up for any lack of talent," he said. "These guys want to play and they like to win." The quarterback situation did not clear up following Saturday's game, Osborne said. "My offhand judgment of the quarter back is that no one clearly stood up," he said. "They did some good and bad things but nothing real bad. "We don't have any quarterbacks with great speed other than Jeff Quinn. He moves the ball around well but he's probably the fourth or fifth best thrower on the team." Quarterbacks Ed Burns and Tom Sorley said they think the spring game perfor mance was a good way to end early season drills. "It feels pretty good to end this way," Sorley said. "I was somewhat pleased with my running game but I missed a couple of passes I should have hit." Positive and negative Burns added there were positive and negative things about his performance. "There were a few good things," he said. "I had a few misreads but I'm pretty confident right now. I think I'm in a better position, but all the quarterbacks will still be bunched up next fall. There was nothing resolved today." f ' vr x 7. ' .. ft, - X "OL- ' ,"-C7 , 5 if - V Photo by Ted Kirk Wingback Earl Everett runs a 96-yard kicH. off return in the Red-White game Saturday. However, Everett's effort was in vain as the Red Team beat the White, 23-21. sports shorts , Scott Sorchik finished second in the javelin throwFriday to highlight the Husk ers showing in the 68th running of the Drake Relays in Des Moines. Sorchik threw the javelin 245 ft. 5 in. to finish second behind Bob Roggey of Southern Illinois University, who set a Drake Relays record with a throw of 259 ft. 2 in. The Husker mile relay team of Tom Dovel, Scott Poehling, Pat McKenzie and Ray Mahoney captured third in the event. Husker Keith Whitaker placed fifth in the 1 ,500-meters run with a time of 3:49.59. Former Husker shot-putter and fullback Sam Francis was inducted into the Drake Relays Hall of Fame Saturday. UNL's golf team finished fifth of 18 teams in the Drake Invitational Golf Tour nament, trailing champion Wichita State University by 28 strokes. Doug Smith led the Huskers' efforts with a three-day total of 226, tying for fourth place individually. UNL's tennis team won one match and lost two at the Drake Invitational Tennis Tournament. The University of Missouri downed the Huskers 6-0 in their first match. The doubles matches were scratched. UNL came tack to difeat the University cf Vls-ccnsin-LaCrosse 9-0, but was eliminated by Illinois State University 54 ia the double elimination tournament. The team now standi 18-10 for the year. They play at the University cf Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) today. UNLf wss&a! tsrsh t:am was ti:i for tMri place after three dsyscf ccsnp titlca 'in the ttiaosd Vtlliy Tennis Tear- TI-S II.:';rri tcU!:d 41 pcinti and were just two points behind ieader, OJwV-ma State University. However, UNL did not qualify any individuals for Sunday's finals. UNL's women's Softball team still was in contention after Saturday's competition in the state college Softball tournament. The Huskers downed Kearney State College 12-2 Friday in the opening round. On Saturday, UNO defeated UNL, 3-0, but the Huskers came back to down Kearney 6-5 in eight innings. , The UNL crew finished eighth of 25 teams in the Midwest Rowing Champion ships Saturday in Madison, Wis. The University of Wisconsin won the team title. The crew will compete in the small college national championships in Phila delphia June 13 and 14. UNL's soccer club downed Nebraska Wesleyan University 6-2 in a game Sat urday at Wesleyan's Magee Stadium. Reservations still can be made for the Rebounders Club annual banquet honoring the J 976-77 Husker basketball team to night. They can be made by calling the basketball office at the Sports Complex. Former UNL star Stuart Lsntz will speak at the banquet, which will b?n at 7 pjn. in the Elks Club, 131 Centennial Mali North. UNL's Ruby Gub recorded its first winning season in the club's six year history Sunday by defeating the Ual verity cf Nebraska at Omaha, 160. The Huskers finish the season with a 9-7 record. Saturday UNL lest the Na2b Cup to the Or.iha Rt-by Cub, 15-6. . Both Burns and Sorley agre3 that the present quarterback situation was a healthy one. "Randy (Garcia), Tom (Sorley),, Tim (Hager) and I are all close," Burns said. "We help each other out. It's good, clean competition." "I think all the quarterbacks did a good job today," Sorley added. "We get along real well because we're all in the same position. It's a big asset we have." Waste little time Osborne said he will waste little time, however, in choosing his quarterbacks at the start of fall drills. "It's obvious we'll have to take two guys and work hard with them next fall " he said. "Well maybe work with the third and fourth quarterbacks with the top units sometimes but it's hard to have that many working with the first unit. "By fall camp, we'll be set on two full time quarterbacks with the first team and two part-time." Garcia was the top passer Saturday as he BBBBM BHBBMIMlim MM IIIIHIIIililMIIIIIlM hit eight .passes on 12 attempts for 84 yards. Hager was good on five of nine passes for 82 yards, Burns tor w yards ana Sorley for 62 yards. Sophomore Tim Wurth was the leading rusher with 62 yards on 10 attempts. He scored two of the White team's three touchdowns, both on runs of four yards. Last season's leading rusher Rick Berns finished with 57 yards on 13 carries and fullback Dodie Donnell had 49 yards on eight carries. Scores for the Red team came on a one-, yard run by Berns, a 39-yard pass from Burns to junior Frank Lockett, a 74-yard punt return by Lockett and a 36-yard field goal by junior Billy Todd . The other scores for . the White team, other than Wurth's runs, were a 96-yard kickoff return by senior Earl Everett and a 21-yard field goal by sophomore Dean Sukup. Everett's return broke a 14-year old spring game record for longest kickoff return for a touchdown. The old mark of 88 yards was set by Kent McCloughan in 1963. Split end: ASU offered car, $200 an hour job By Mike McCarthy A new car and a "high-paying" job were two lures offered to Husker split end Frank Lockett by Arizona State University in an attempt to recruit him, he said. Lockett, a junior, said an ASU assistant coach during spring break offered him a $200 an hour job If he would attend ASU. "I don't know if (ASU coach Frank) Kush knew anything about it," Lockett said. ' According to NCAA regulations, colleges are not allowed to offer players or recruits money, meals or cars, although schools can find players jobs. Lockett said the ASU offer was made in a restaurant, but the coach did not buy him lunch. "He said I could have any car-any car I wanted," Lockett said. Despite ASU's efforts, Lockett came to UNL in January. Damn fool' He said he did not consider ASU, be cause' he considers what they said false. "He (the ASU coach) told me I was a damn fool to be coming to Nebraska. "I didn't come to Nebraska because it had a winning tradition," Lockett said. i came here because they recruited me the way you're supposed to." Lockett said he was leaning toward UNL, and ASU's offer was a last attempt to change his mind. Lockett said all the Pacific 8 Confer ence schools recruited him, along with UNL, ASU, Oklahoma State University and Kansas State University. The All American from Contra Costa Junior Col lege in San Pablo, Calif., last year scored 15 touchdowns and caught 37 passes for 784 at split end. "That recruiting, it really drove me crazy," he added. Lockett said the Big 8 Conference Commissioner's office recorded some con versations he had with recruiting schools. Tape recorders "1 was sitting in their office and they had plugs into the phone, tape recorders and everything when I was talking to Arizona (ASU) and Oregon State Univer sity). I was scared," Lockett said. Lockett said ASU is now in Federal Court concerning their offers to him. Lockett proved his Ail-American ability at Saturday's Red-White scrimmage. He caught three passes for 71 yards, one for a touchdown. Lockett also ran a punt return 74 yards to the end zone for the Red team, which defeated the White squad, 23-21. Lockett's 71 reception yards led the Huskers. Husker coach Tom Osborne said Lockett "has some talent but he was in jured earlier in the spring. He's come a long way in the last couple of weeks." "He has good speed and when we re cruited him, we thought he could play split end, wingback and be a return threat. He's still a little raw as far as learning the system goes," Osborne said. Plagued by two sore ankles in spring drills, Lockett has been running with the fourth team. 4An ego problem' "I was going to check out and leave two weeks ago," Lockett said. "Coach (Jerry Moore) told me not to worry about depth charts and just work at it." "It's just an ego problem," Lockett added. "I think I was number one because I always have been." Lockett said Moore has had a similar experience. "He said he's been through the same thing when he was in college (Baylor University)," Lockett said. "He knew he was good but the coach had him on the fourth team." Lockett said he did not think he was getting a fair evaluation by coaches when he first came here. "Some guys in the dorm said you had to be rich to play for Nebraska," he said. "I heard other stuff like that, too." Lockett, 6-foot-l and 190 lbs., runs 40 yards in 4.5 seconds and said he. wants to be the nation's best punt returner. He also said he wants to start for the Huskers at split end. 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