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Firsf Game of the Season Comes Oct. 27 with Ames. Men Who Will Fight the Minnesota Gridiron Bat tles This Year. $ THE GOPHER SCHEDULE Oct. 27Ames, at Northrop field. Nov. 3Nebraska, on Northrop field. Nov. 10Chicago, Marshall field, Chicago. Nov. 17Carlisle, on Northrop field. Nov. 24Indiana, on Northrop field. 5 By O'Loughlfn. Stpt. IN, and not until that time, will the rules of the big nine confer ence permit the candidates for the gopher team ot 1906 to gather. There is no rule, however, against indiMdual practice in the back yard at home, and some of the more ambi tious youngsters who would carry off gridiron honors this fall are thumping and booting the ball about the vacant lots near their homes. Captain Eail Curient returns to Min neapolis this week from Duluth, where he and Dick Remp, formerly a stai of the Wisconsin team. ha\e been acting as government barge inspectors. Cur rent will start looking up his cohorts for the season and doing such prelimi nary work as falls to every captain prior to the opening of the football season. In seasons gone by, Minneapolis root ers have started going to football games in September, but not until a month later will the gates be thrown open to the public this year. The first game comes when Coach Ristine brings his band of farmers from Ames on Oct. 27 for the first game of the season. Ames has been a long-standing oppo nent of Minnesota at football, and in the shakeup of the western situation, Ames and Nebraska are the only schools on last vear's list honored with a place upon the gopher schedule this season. Wisconsin has dropped out of football save a minor sense, and Iowa has seen fit to select games with teams more in its class. Schedule Is Good. The schedule of 1906 is the best for Minnesota in yearsand the hardest. Ames, always a middle season game in years gone by, has become first or a trvout game, but highly important in every sense of the word. Ristine al ways has a team of husky chaps who are not walked over, and while they can hardly hope to win from the go phers, they never fail to put up a good, stiff battle. Following Ames comes Nebraska, on. Nov 3, for the annual battle. Ne braska was licked overwhelmingly last year, and the cornhuskers look back upon that fatal da- as something of a Waterloo. This year, with a new coach and material additions to their strength, they should be better than ever. Some of their material was get ting so old that it was monotonous, and Coach Booth appeared reluctant to try out^ new blood. Booth is no longer with Nebraska, having given way to Coach Foster, a Dartmouth man, who, it is safe to say, will introduce a new spirit and new regime at Nebraska. Following the Nebraska game the gophers go to Chicago on Nov. 10, where they play Coach Stagg's men for the first time since 1900, on Marshall field. This is the famous "gentlemen's game" which an extraordinary con tract figured. The teams are to meet in a spirit of friendliness. Each side has pledged not to indulge in any tac tics which could in any way be con strued as savoring of muckerism. The teams are to meet at a banquet the night before the game, and everything possible done to promote a friendly spirit The visits of the Chicago track and baseball teams ,to Minneapolis gave the Midway athletes a high opin ion of Minnesota hospitality and they have assured the gophers that they will reciprocate when the Minnesotans visit them. The Big Game. This game will rivet the attention of the whole country on Nov. 10, as it is the only big western game of the year in the old sense of a "big game Both teams will be keyed up to their highest efficiency for this contest, and with everything equal, it should be a heroi struggle, fully up to the notable gamec of last Thankskiving Day when hicago and Michigan were in the limelight. Following the Chicago game, the gophers come back and on the next Saturday meet the famous Indian team from Carlisle. This will be the first meeting of the east andn west in many years, and the outcomre will be watched with great interest. The fame of the Carlisle teaom is widespread and this contestw em,_c 3 N/iV- 24 LATE START FOR GOPHER SQUAD INNESOTA'S football will be a tnfle belated this year. The university opens on Minneapolis. i ea th will probably drawSheldone, out th ban- i whe the Jimm The final strule of the season comes ?i old Chicago star, brings his Indiana team to Northrop field. Indiana is growing as a football center, and a rousing game for the windup of the sea son is expected. While the five games constitute the shortest schedule in the history of the university, it is a splendidly arranged one, and football affairs will'hum while it is on. It is without question the most diversified as to class, and interesting schedule of any institution in the west Until the university opens it will be a hard matter to get a line on the play ers for this season, altho many of last year's men left with the avowed inten tion of returning. There will probably be no lack of candidates, as a success ful season this year and the winning of an "M"' at football this year will not be an empty honor in any sense of the word. A chance to get into the biggest western game of the year has not been offered to Minnesota candi dates for a long time. It will prove an attractive magnet for the veterans and those eligible to try for the first varsity team. The Players Question. Ther!e will several vacancies 18? IiK EARL CURRENT Captain Minnesota '06 Team. is barred. Glen Greaves also took a degree and is ineligible. Of the veterans, Bandelin, whose won derful^ work at center in the Nebraska and Northwestern games of last season surprised the rooters, will be back, and is said to be heavier and faster than ever before. Dan Smith and Theo Vita, guards of experience, will return. "Bill" Ittner, the big tackle of last year, is in splendid shape and has spent the summer in the city for fear the "U" might open without his hearing of it. George Case, the big chap who looked in 1904 to be in the making for a star tackle, will return this fall. Bobby Marshall, the universal selection of the critics for all-Western end of last season, is ready to rump into the play tomorrow. Safford, Sandborn, Kielland, a possibility at end to replace Burgan, and Robinson, a sprinter of no small ability who might make an end, will be in line. This cleans up the veteran outlook so far as linesmen are concerned. In the Backfleld. In the backfield Current is the oldest man. The fullback question is settled with Current eligible. At the half is Shuknecht, whose line plunging tac tics and general speed made him look like a comer last season. Snyder will take* up the work once more and go after another M. Mowery, a clean cut, fast young chap, will be a probable candidate. Larkm will doubtless present himself for another season as quarterback, al tho it has been rumored that he might not return to school this fall. Moor'1 regarded last year as a promising quar ter thru his play on the freshmen team, fell a victim to typhoid during the win ter, his death causing widespread re gret on the campus as he was one of the most popular young chaps in the university. The freshman team of last year te expected to turn out a full quota of players for the varsity t^out this sea son. Among the likely candidates will be Rogers, a brother of the famous Ed ward, who would like to play end. Ertle is a possibility at half, and Kiser at tackle. Vidal also has halfback as pirations, and Merrill, a big chunk of a lad, would be a fullback. Hawley, the fastest sprinter in the university, barring John Dougherty, will try for the half. Nat Fryckman did not con tinue in school last season a sufficient length of time and is out of the run ning for a place this year. Dunn, a big fellow will have a try at center, and Atkinson, whose spectacular work and running in the Northwestern-Minnesota freshman game atti acted much atten tion, will have a try for quarter on the 'varsity. Maloney, who was a line ripper of note on the freshman team, may try for a like position on the first team. Other Youngsters. Loomis, a sub-tackle of the first squaa, is another possibility, and Harry Capron, a well-known mill city athlete, who did not attempt to play football last year, has announced an intention of getting out and trying for quarter. Caster, who was expected to be a star this year, has taken up a business ca reer, and will not be back to the "U" until after the Christmas holidays. This iB a formidable sounding array of talent, but there is no real line on its return. There are, even among the veterans, some conditions to be worked off, before the holders of those billet doux from the faculty can participate in the games. The list looks large, but it prooablyn be reduced when th ,will tea ms an Burga has playedthru his allotted time at end. Kramer is ineligi ble at right half. Joe Cutting left the university thru graduation. Brush played his last year in 1903. Weisel, sub-quarter of last season, has been ongaged as assistant coach to take the place of Gilmore Dobie who is now at iargo imparting the rudiments of foot ball to the young idea of the prairies. Dolan took a degree in the spring and get out the field for practice first instructions in signals. The university will probably be tho roly canvassed for eligible material this season as it is a red-letter year in foot ball for the gophers. The season is short, but there iTsh hard wor ahead 7 *v tf i agitationk lasts THE SUNDAY against football last year had little real sym pathy in tho local university, as it was realized that the supremacy of the gophers in western gridiron affairs had a strong tendency of attracting young men 0 the institutionf.c Thte er cu evils shown up to exist in schools could not be shown so the en- ffM llocallyother win the i fa an but little figure locally. JEhe, newcomers, first yearn men, ar i footbale 2 iSL layin ro games with teams from other schools, but there is no regulation preventing them from getting out and trying their mettle and getting a groundwork in the Minnesota system thoir first year Progress training will probably' be a trifle slow all over the country this fall on account of the revolutionary changes the playing rules. The lo cal institution is fortunate, however in that the coach. Dr. H. L. Williams i's a member of the rules committee and in terpretations of the new rules will be authoritative. Dr. Williams is a veteran coach, a man who knows football from goal post to goal post and there is little doubt but that during the long days of the sum mer he has found time to work out an interesting course of study for the foot ball classes. The gridiron on Northrop field has been carefully tended during the spring and summer and is in good shape The work cannot begin until Sept. 18, but by Sept. 19 it will be in full swing. x'-t ^V* Jv-l li'fif Colored Paper Stoc CORNHUSKERS TO E Team of Usual Strength Ex pected from Nebraska State University. COACH AMOS P. FOSTER, Late of Dartmouth. Special to The LINCOLNe,Journal.e -4 NEBRASKA'S SCHEDULE i Sept. 29Grand Island college In Lincoln. Oct. 6South Dakota university In Lincoln. Oct. 13Drake college In Lincoln. Oct. 20Ames college In Lincoln. Oct 27Doane college in Lincoln. Nov. 3University of Minnesota In Minneapolis. Nov. 10Crelghton university in Omaha. Nov. 17Kansas university In Lin I coin. I Nov. 24University of Chicago In Chicago. Nov. 29 (Thanksgiving)Univers- Ity of Cincinnati in Lincoln. $ $, Neb., Sept. 1.The whang of th pigskin, signaliz ing th inauguration of the foot ball season of 1906, is to be heard on the campus of Nebraska university on Saturday Sept. 8. Captain Glenn Mason and his band of cornhuskers, with Coach Foster in charge, are to make their first appearance for practice on that date. Besides forbidding a training table, in recognition of the new western con ference rules, the cornhusker authorities have also eliminated the customary training camp, and as a result the corn huskers are to begin their practice fully two weeks later than ordinary. Manager Eager, himseli a football veteran, and Captain Glenn Mason have kept in touch all summer with a long string of candidates, and both are sanguine that the gathering of the corn huskers is to call out two or three dozen warriors wearing moleskins. Coach Foster, Nebraska's new football in structor and successor to "Bunny" Booth, is to reach Lincoln that day from the east, and the manager and captain are all the more anxious to make a good showing. Managers Hopeful. The near approach of the football season finds Eager and Mason fairly confident that the cornhuskers are to have a successful year. It is admitted that the Chicago and Minnesota games, two of the heaviest games on the Ne i braska schedule, will likely result in defeats, but the situation generally, with special reference to the outlook as to candidates and material, satisfies the captain and manager that the corn huskers should present a strong front and that they should force the gophers and maroons to extend themselves if the latter are to claim the laurels. Center Borg and Quarterback Bene dict have played their last football at Nebraska and it will be far from an easy task to sift out players to suc ceed this brilliant pair. As to the other positions, however, the outlook en couraging. Captain Mason is to be on 'hand to play his old position, fullback, while, Little and Schmidt, both veteran halfbacks, will be in the*tequad to claim their old places. Weller and Burns, both veterans from last season at the tackles, are to answer the summons, and Denslow, a veteran end, is another of Defective Paae MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 2, 1906. The following table shows at a glance how the members of the Big Five football elevens In the east have fared In the loss and retention of their 1905 veterans: Yale. Gates, end Graduated Shevlin, end Graduated Fortes, tackle Retained Bueglow, tackle Ketainod Trip, guard Ineligible Erwin, guard Retained Flanders, center Graduated Hutchinson, quarterback Graduated Morse, halfback Retained Roome, halfback Retained Quill, fullback Graduated Flum, fullback Graduated Pennsylvania. levens, end Retained Scarlett, end Retained Lamson, tackle Ineligible Rooko, taokle Retained Robinson, guard Retained. Kobson, guard Left college Torrey, center Graduated Stevenson, quarterback Ineligible Sheble, halfback it^. .M^ J&ajeligible Greene, halfback ^Retained Folwell, fullback .Retained Knowlton, end Ineligible Xeary, end Ineligible Squires, tackle Ineligible Brill, tackle Refuses to play Burr, guard Retained Xersburg, guard Ineligible Parker, center Retained Starr, quarterback Retained Hurley, halfback Ineligible Foster, halfback Retained Lockwood, fullback Retained Princeton. Tcoker, end Graduated Brasher, end Retained Oooney, tackle Retained Herring, taokle Retained Rafferty, guard Graduated Dillon, guard Retained Carrothers, center Graduated Tenney, quarterback Retained E. Billon, quarterback Retained Bard, halfback Graduated Baub, halfback Retained McOormick, fullback Retained Cornell. Roadhouse, end Graduated Van Orman, end Left college Cook, tacklo Retained Costello, taokle Graduated Furman, guard Graduated Thompson, guard Retained Newman, center Retained Pollak, quarterback Retained Walders, halfback Retained Gibson, halfback Retained Halliday, fullback Graduated -b I the old guard who will respond at the first roll call. Taylor, the giant negro, barred last year by the rule against freshmen, and Wenstrand, a 230-pound guard, who has had one year's experi ence under Booth, are to get into the game. Rice, who substituted at tackle and guard la3t season, is another vet eran due to ioin the cornhusker squad. Nelson and Wilkie, two heavy substi tutes left over from 1905, are to put on moleskins and make a bid for positions in the middle section of the line. High School Stars. Manager Eager is placing no little dependence upon the presence of four or five stars from last year's Lincoln high school team, which won the inter scholastic championship of the middle west last year and won it hands down. Of this bunch the most formidable are Hildbrand, Ewing, Branson and Col lins. All of these players have been enrolled at the university for one semster and will be eligible for Coach Foster's football classes. Gus Bender, a brother of the far famed Johnny Bender, was given a full year's instruction on the cornhusker scrub team last fall and Captain Mason declares that Gussie, who has all the speed and football sense of his elder brother, has all the earmarks of a great football performer. Gussie is a possi bility both as quarterback or end. Brain, Carroll, McDonald and Cook are the otb*r quarterback possibilities. From this array of talent Coach Foster is expected to marshal a fairly formid able eleven. FOOTBALL LEAGUE FOR TWO STATES Special to The Journal. Fargo, N. D. Sept. LA movement for the formation of an interscholastic football league, including North Dakota and northern Minnesota, is being hotly agitated and it is thought will meet the appoval of all the best schools of both sections. The league, as the plans now are, will include eight of the most prominent schools of North Dakota'and also Minnesota, together with the nor mal schools and the Fargo college. The object'of the league is to place football on a higher plane. It is expected that definite arrangements will have been completed before the opening o^ the various schools. v^i -vt S& "^^f-'i''ilti^i'S&-r^g^ef^, Famous Indian Aggregation Gets the Jump on Its Opponents. LIEUT. W. Q. THOMPSON, Supervisor of Athletics at Carlisle. CARLISLE SCHEDULE _^ Special to The Journal. ARLISLE, PA., Sept. 1.The Carlisle Indian football elev en is generally supposed to be the most benefited of any team in the country by the restrictions imposed by the new foot-ball rules, and it is the design of the officials of the team to take advantage this year of all of the expert advice obtainable in order to make the most of their mate rial, and lend a helping hand to the proper development of the great col lege game. The principal characteristics of this yetr's tejim will be it lack of weight, mat?muh as the men will not be trained particularly with the view of adding avoirdupois. The Carlisle school oflv cials have returned to their old love and have decided to place the coaching work entirely in the hands of full blooded Indians of intelligence. The head coach this year will be Bemus Pierce, a Seneca Indian from New York, who is probably the greatest living Indian authority on football His work will be ably seconded by Frank Hudson, who, while occupying an official position at the Carlisle school, will devote his spare time to training the youthful Indian how to kick. Hudson's reputation as a punter is well known. The most important phase of the system of coaching this vear will be a feature that will not only make the Indian -.team the most representa tive of American football tactics, but will give westerners ?n accurate ex position of eastern systems of train ing. Major Mercer, superintendent of the Carlisle school, and Bemus Pierce have decided to call in for consultation the most famous football coaches of the east, as their services can be secured, for a week or two of help. Probably the first coach to be called in will be Glen S. Warner, the Cornell athletic coach, who for many years, handled the Carlisle Indians. Shevlin to Help. Captain Shevlin of Yale has also in dicated his willingness to put in a week or so with the redskins. Altho the list of football coaches who will be used to consult with Pierce is not complete, it is thought it will include such men as ftfe?k*W .EsaSSarftJL^^J *aK Woodruff and Stauffer of Pennsylvania, and such other specialists as can be se cured in the middle of the season. The manager of this year's Indian team is Alfred M. Venne, an Indian, who has developed managerial capa bilities. His advisory board is made up entirely of representative Indians and includes coaches and athletic cap tain, who are now holding positions. The only men who will not return this year, so far as known, will be Frank Jude, Lloyd Nephew and Charles Roy. Jude, however, is the only first team man who is not expected back. The other two, while good players, gen erally played on the second team. Nikifer Schouchuk, the Eskimo, has re turned to Carlisle to complete his in dustrial course and will play at center in all likelihood. At Work Now. Active practice started on last Thurs day, and up to the end of the week twenty-four men had turned out. The officials expect to have nearly sixty in this year's squad, inasmuch as they will be allowed to try lighter material, bv reason of the inclination to aid the new rules by making more of the try for speedy material. The training table opens tomorrow. YANKTON EXPECTS $ Sept. 26Vfllanova college at Car lisle. Sept. 29Albright college at Car lisle. Oct. 3Susquehanna university at Carlisle. Oct. 6State college at Williams port. Oct. 13Open. Oct. 20W. U. P. at Pittsburg. Oct. 27University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia. Nov. 3Syracuse university at Buf falo. Nov. 10Harvard university at Cambridge. Nov. 17University of Minnesota at Minneapolis. Nov. 24University of Cincinnati. Nov. 29University of Virginia at Norfolk. ftrobablsy RATTLING FOOTBALL Special to The Journal. Yankton, S. D., Sept. 1.Ralph E. Niehol. manager of the Yankton college football team, has given out the follow ing as the schedule of games that will be played this fall: Sept. 17Practice game. Sept. 24Practice game. Oct. 1Mitchell at Mitchell. Oct. 13Vermillion at Vermillion. Oct. 22Mitchell at Yankton. Nov. 8Fargo at Fargo. Nov. 13Huron at Yankton. Nov. 21Vermillion at Yankton. Nov 29Morningside at Sioux City. Coach Louis U. Todd will probablv arrive on or before Sept. 5 and will start practice on that date. look as tho JTankton would put an exceptionally strong team in the field this fall. All but three of the team that defeated Morningside at Sioux City last fall will be back. Tredway at half will be a sure ground-gainer. Waterbury will be in his old place at quarter, and his punting is sure to count well for Yankton. Granade MeGregor will be back and will put up a strong game, probably at center. Beyer and Hobbs, the guards on last year's team, will be back. Hobbs will be remem bered as the unanimous choice of ex perts for the position of guard on the All South Dakota team of last year. Warren and Gardner, last year's tack les, will be on hand. Warren is the captain of the team and is an old player who knows the game thoroly, and Gardner is a heavy and consistent player. Robbins, the speedy left end of last year's team will be stronger than ever this year. Other players are also in ^jught. Coulson, the sub halfback, wh^ good work in the Morningside game of last year will be remembered, is sure to be here, and Branegan, who played part of last season at guard and center, will probably be available. Brockmuller, of Irene, will probably land a position. He weighs 200 pounds and is very strong. Nelson, of Huron, who has a reputation as a good football man, and a number of others are expected. With this material to begin with, the man* agement at Yankton feels sure of a winning team this fall. YOST SAYS GAME IS SPECTACULAR As a result of the laboratory test of the 1907 brand of football, in progress at Ann Arbor, in which Coach Yost himself. Dan McGugin, Willie Heston, "King'' Cole, Longman, Curtis and a number of the other leading Hghts of the University of Michigan' football, past and present have taken part, Coach Yost expressed himself as fol lows: "The football of 1906 will be a pretty game to watch and a fascinating one in possibilities from the playing standpoint. To my mind, the rushing style of game, alternated with the new one-side kick, will prevail. The for ward pass will be a great aid to such plays as wingshifts back of the line, out, when used past the line of scrim mage, will be a mankiller. The man receiving the pass will be in poor posi tion to protect himself, as he will be compelled to look over his shoulder to watch the ball and will be a sure and unprotected mark for the tackier." Yost announces that bis ends will be biff, heavy men, and that one of them mil be Cutftis, his star tackle in past years, a man who Weighs over 200 pounds: This will enable him to pull Curtis "back for interference which would be practically impossible were the player in any other position. On Slayss where, a fast man is needed, urti will be switched to halfback. MANY VETERANS Only Four of the Western Champions Are Com ing Back. Wealth of Good Material Tho Will Assist Coach Stagg. THE MAROON SCHEDULE Oct. 20Chicago vs. Purdue, at Chicago. Oct. 27Chicago vs. Indians, at Chicago. Nov. 10Chicago vs. Minnesota, at Chicago. Nov. 17Chicago vs. Illinois, at Chicago. Nov. 24Chicago vs. Nebraska, at Chicago. ^f^ifa^y, fW^fgfo L^&Alj/ .^..ytf n.fo.j $ Special to The Journal. HICAGO, Sept. 1.The foot ball team which will repre sent the University of Chi cago this year will be but a shadow of last season's western champions. Many of the old stars have completed their four years' allotment of college athletics while several others have de cided not to return to school this year. Of last year's champions, Bezdek, by unanimous opinion the star of the 1906 fullbacks of the west: Captain Catlin Hitchcock, whose halfback play in the Thanksgiving Day game with Michi gan was one of the most important factors of the maroon success, and Dan Boone, halfback and tackle, have com pleted their four years of play and left school. If these weTe the only losses, Coach Stagg's task for the coming season would be a light one. Burt Gale, center Badenoch, tackle Bubbles" Hill, tackle and Leo De Tray, half back, have decided not to return to school. The losses by the four-year rule and the other absentees have deprived the maroon coach of seven regulars and one substitute of the championship team. The condition at the Midway school at the beginning of the present season will resemble greatly, the football out look in the autumn of 1900. After winning th-5 championship in 1899, most of the maroons left school and Stag, was forced to build a new team, will be the case this year. No Fears. However. Sue5 From all indications, however, Chi cago will have a good team, a team well adapted to the new football rules. From last year's freshmen eleven, several men of promise will come -and these, added to the few remaining veterans of the champions and last year's substi tutes, will give Stagg better than aver age material from which to build a team. Walker, halfback Russell, guard and Parry, tackle, are the only regulars of last year's team, with the exception of Captain Eckersall, who will be back this fall. Walker was not in shape last year, owing to a bad leg, but it is ex pected that he will fill the hole left by the graduation of Bezdek. Parry and Russell will be used this year at the tackle positions and around them Stagg will build his line. Noll, a substitute lineman of last year, will be used at guard, as will Watson, another sub on the champions. Hewitt, a substitute end last year, will probably be rewarded with a regular berth this fall, unless some of the faster recruits from iast year's freshmen team nose him out for the position. Merriam. Steffen, Finger, Kelly, Id dings and Merrill are the men from the 1905 freshmen team that Stagg is counting on for varsity material. Memam is a 175-pound halfback and one of the speediest backs that has ever reported for a maroon team. He is the present 440-yard champion of the con ference colleges. Finger is a fullback of no little ability. He weighs 180 pounds and was thoroly tried out last year against the varsity. He will un doubtedly be one of the regular backs this year. Iddings, the varsity pole-vaulteT, ig another heavyweight back. It is not unlikely that Stagg will shift him to the line, owing to his weight. Merrill played end on last year's freshman team. He is light, weighing but 150 pounds, but he is faster than any man on the squad, unless it is Eckersall. Kelly is a 200-pound guard. He is the man on whom Sfagg is figur ing to fill in at center or one of the guard positions. Steffen to Play. Steffen is the new man on whom Stagg is building his hopes for a cham pionship team. Heavier than Ecker sall, he is practically as fast and equal ly as clever a dodger. His open-field defensive work is also as good as that of the little captain, and it is open field defensive players that will be in demand under the new rules. Steffen will, perhaps, be used at one of the halfback positions. The open style of play will make him just the man for a halfback, altho he weighs less than 160 pounds. With Captain Eckersall and Steffen in the backfield assisted by the new rules allowing forward passes, the team opposing the maroons will be a good one that can stop their offensive play. Another new man who may be count ed on as a line possibility is Tavlor, a 200-pounder, who did not play football last year at Chicago. Coach Stagg has been trying out the new rules with ft class of coaches and high-school teach ers during the summer term. ^Jnlike Coach Yost, he is greatly pleased with the new regime in the gridiron sport. "The game will be better than ever," said the maroon coach today. Stagg Is Pleased. "Tnere is no limit to the possibilities for offensive play. The great problem to be solved is how to stop the opposing team from making its ten yards. De fense and not offense will bo the thing that will worry coaches this fall." Coach Stagg will spend the month of September in Wisconsin, preparing for" the season's coaching. The hardest problem that Stagg has to face this fall^ is the lack of time in which to whip ($ hjs tcr i in shape for the short season. S According to the conference rules, no team can begin practice before the opening day of school. The fall quar ter at the University of Chicago does not begin until Oct. 1 or two and three weeks after the other teams have began *i practice. s* In order to overcome this handicap, 3 Stagg has each of his candidates work ing at home, practicing punting and conditioning themselves so as to oe able to begin hard work the opening x' day of school. Captain Eckersall is at Paw Paw, Lake Michigan, where he is doing some work each day. He is punting farther than ever and will report Oct. 1 ia ta cellent shape.