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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 1, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports PageSA New Texas January Buckeyes vie for Cotton Opposing coaches bury hatchet for game Roger Vick leads Texas into todays game with Ohio State DALLAS AP With the Earle and Jackie Peace Conference out of the Texas and Ohio State can concentrate on the 51st annual Cot ton Bowl game on New Years Coach Jackie Sherrill and Ohio State Coach Earle Bruce buriedtheirgrudge on Tuesday during a bizarre press conference which saw Sher rill whipping balloons out of his pocket and mak ing them into gifts for The presents included a balloon apple and Sherrill was making light of a recent Bruce com ment in which the Buckeye coach was quoted as saying I dont ever want to be a Jackie You can tell him I said that because Id tell it to his I can go look in the mirror and feel good about After handing Bruce the balloon Sherrill I dont have any problem with it the com It was no big I would have been more upset if Earl had said he looked in a fulllength Sherrill was joking about the heavyset Bruces Bruce looked at the bad apple balloon to see if it had a It Sherrill had used a pen to draw a worm in to the At the peace Bruce said I didnt mean anything by it the The timing was It was right after the Michigan game and if you had asked me to compare myself to MichiganCoach Bo I wouldnt have liked him Ohio State lost 2624 to Michigan and the Buckeyes ended up in the Cotton Bowl with the Wolverines going to the Rose Bruce laughed at Sherrills balloon saying its like being with Lou the Notre Dame is known for his magic Sherrill blew up a twisted it into the shape of a put in eyes and a mouth with a heavy then autographed Now a coach who can do that isnt all Bruce Sherrill said later that being criticized was part of If I ever get to the point where it bothers Ill get into another Sherrill SherrilPs balloon show overshadowed com ments about the New Years Day game itself in which Ohio State becomes the first Big Ten Con ference team to play in the Cotton Sherrill also took time again to say he wasnt go ing to Alabama even if Ray Perkins took an NFL coaching job with the Tampa Bay I still have a mission to dp at Texas Sherrili I have 10year and 20year Once they got around to talking about the clash of the SWC champions and the Big Ten co both agreed it should be an excellent offensive I believe it will tend to be a highscoring Bruce I think both teams have the capability to move the Sherrill Former Cotton Bowl hero leads Aggie offensive scheme DALLAS AP Until Lynn Amedee came to Texas from Texas record under Coach Jackie Sherrill was exactly Since Amedee became the offensive coordinator and the Aggies have gone won two Southwest Conference titles and been to two Cotton the hero of the 1963 Cotton has turned the Aggies into a feared offensive The champions of the Southwest Con were rated twopoint favorites over the Ohio State cochampions of the Big Ten in the 51st Cotton Bowl on New Years an intense competitor for kicked two field goals and recovered a fumble that led to LSUs only touchdown in a 130 victory over Texas in the 1963 Cotton He was voted the games outstanding offensive I remember it was a big deal because we com pleted 21 said who was the Bengal Tigers starting Kevin Mur ray quarterback may have that many in the first half this Before Amedees went and Sherrill decided what needed was his old calling the It was a wise With has gone 102 and Jackie and I had been friends for a long Amedee He knows I know He understands what Im trying to You cant be successful with two or three guys calling the Jackie has been very good about letting me call the Amedee has been interviewed for several head coaching positions in the last two including the LSU I would have loved to go to LSU but it didnt work Amedee Ive got a pretty good deal particularly with Kevin Murray coming We should have a great year next The Aggies have led the SWC in offense the last two years under Murray has become the career recordholder in every passing Our offense is no said who prefers to use the passing game to set up the runn ing We try to isolate our best offensive players on Sometimes we will go Into a game with or 50 Amedee said Ohio the first Big Ten team to play in the Cotton worries Ive looked at every game this year and two games on film last year and I dont see any Amedee Ohio State has ex cellent techniques and excellent They swarm to the They are really Bozs sub gears for Orange MIAMI AP Five straight days of hearing the same questions can grow but Oklahoma linebacker Dante Jones continues to answer graciously as the thirdranked Sooners prepare for Thursday nights Orange Bowl game against 9 The media attention devoted to the 225pound junior from Dallas Is nothing compared to what he ex pects when he steps on the field as Brian Bosworths replacement in the nationally televised Jones knows the cameras will zoom in on him at every Its kind of hard to block it out of your mind when everybodys asking all the questions about how I think Ill said wholl start in Bosworths strongside linebacker position because the twotime Ail American was ruled ineligible for the game after testing positive for steroid Replacing him does put some pressure on If 1 miss a tackle or I know some people will be saying Brian would have made that Jones I guess Its good in a Itll make me play 1 know 1 11 have to go all out every Jones alternated starting assignments at weakside linebacker with Paul Migliazzo this He said the biggest adjustment hes had to make In preparing for the Orange On the tube College Bowl games 11 30 College football Florida Citrus Bowl Auburn Southern p College football Cotton Bowl Ohio State Texas College football Sugar Bowl siana Arkansas Bowl is changing the way he reacts to some blocking schemes on the strong His 59 along with three in terceptions and two fumble are evidence that hes played well in The statistics also support his contention that fill ing In for Bosworth should not be con sidered his big opportunity to prove Ive been Jones What this means Is that Ill play a lot more this That was going to happen next year anyway if he Bosworth decided to leave to turn To Its just hap pening one game Both teams wound up preparation for the game is a a point spread the Sooners and 9 find hard to Were the ninthranked team in the country and I dont think anyone should forget Arkansas linebacker Rickey Williams I dont know anything about that gambling but if they are mak ing us then they must be taking us pretty light One key for Arkansas will be con taining Oklahomas powerful Wishbone The Sooners led the nation in averaging yards per and produced points per Teams ready for Chicago still the favorite Nebraska and Miami stopped and they the Sooners were good enough to beat Nebraska Razorbacks defensive coordinator Fred Goldsmith But our defense faces the Wishbone every day during spring practice and is disciplined enough to execute against their On the Razorbacks Wishbone will have to contend with an Oklahoma defense that was best in the country against the run yards and in total defense The Arkansas offense pro duced yards and points per game this Quarterback Jamelle Holieway is the triggerman in Oklahomas ex plosive The sophomore from rushed for 811 yards and eight touchdowns while throwing for 541 yards and four TDs on 30of63 The Sooners have three other run ners who have gained more than 500 Fullback Lydell Carr has for 548 followed by Johnson and Spencer Tillman 1537 and Arkansas is more of a threat to the ball from its Quarterback Greg Thomas com pleted 61 percent of his attempts for yards and six touchdowns dur ing the regular He also led the Razorbacks In rushing with 461 yards and eight Scoreboard Lucas yearns return to N BA competition HOUSTON AP John Lucas wants to play basketball again for the Houston But its not at the top of his Christmas wish Ive already got my Christmas Lucas Ive learned to be happy with what I In past Ive always been outwardly but this Christmas Im inwardly I have a spiritual foundation today that I didnt have Despite his inward Lucas cant escape his burning desire to get one more chance as a professional basketball John Lucas the businessman is doing very but I know people will always remember what happened in Thats a constant claw in my Lucas I left out the back door last I just want a chance to leave out the front went out the back door because of his continuing battle with alcohol and cocaine Lucas was one of the premier pointguards in the National Basketball but was released last March by the Rockets when a urinalysis revealed cocaine in his It was the second time Lucas has failed a drug test given by the The first was in December Three months the Rockets forgave Lucas and reinstated him to the Under NBA Lucas has one more After a player tests positive for drugs a third hes banned from the Lucas still hopes the Rockets can forgive him one more People always ask me if I want to come Lucas But thats not the The question is would they take me back Rockets General Manager Ray Patterson and Coach Bill Fitch have said repeatedly they would not take Lucas back under any But they also said that the first If it it Lucas and if it doesnt It I can live with I have learned there are other things in my life besides Lucas doesnt want to sound like hes the missing but he truly believes he could help the I love those guys and Coach Lucas Local sports The walking wounded of the Washington Redskins realize there is no tomorrow If the Chicago Bears chase them out of the NFL playoffs so both the Injuryplagued and the fluridden will be ready for the Well roll into Chicago in wheelchairs and but no ones going to miss this defensive end Dex ter Manley said Manley and another Pro Bowl wide receiver Ait were among those who saw limited practice tune as they battled the The who advanced to the NFC semifinal game by beating the Los Angeles Rams in the wadcard gajne last list seven five on their injury Running back George who has a bruised and Pro Bowl wide receiver Gary who has been hampered by a sprained both practiced and ajre listed as probable for the game against the defending Super Bowl Joe and Russ who comprise the left side of tne Washington offensive are nursing injuries but probably wUJ start Both were hurt in the Redskins 197 victory over the Jacoby broke a bjEg below the middle finger in his right hand and Qrimm suffered bruised left ribs in Washingtons first playoff victory since W3 New Yort Jets visit the defensive end Richard had a massive fiberglass cast on his hand but practiced Tuesday Cleveland may have the homefield advantage throughout the AFC but Coach Marty Schot who says his biggest contribution has been convincing the Browns theyre good enough to play with the says they must not become The who snapped a fivegame losing streak with a wildcard victory over Kansas City will again start Pat Ryan at Ryan stepped in for stumping Ken OBrien and threw three touchdown passes in leading the Jets past the Ryan did not throw during practice resting a stiff The Giants are concerned about San Francisco quarterback Joe who according to New York cornerback Perry Williams is the best quarterback in the Williams also said wide reciever Jerry Rice Is pro bably the best at his position now Nose tackle Jim Hurt says the key to controlling Mon tana might be keeping Wm in the the 49ers are hoping theyll fare better than they did four weeks ago against the Theres no doubt about We geared up to stop their running game and it cost us tne Coach BUI Boys Basketball Srotthsop Valley at f 5 Boys Basketball Fredericksburg at New 5 Girls Basketball Canyon at Smtthson 5 Girls Basketball New Braunfels at Cotton Bowl Winners By The feciftflg pref Christian Muqurttet IMSWee Colorado 14 ftfarys Texas Teen 13 1940Clemspjj Boston College 3 Texas Fordham 12 1942Alabama Texas 21 1943Texas Georgia Tech 1944Texas Randojph Field 7 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