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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - September 15, 1983, Tokyo, JapanThursday september 15, 1983 Pacific stars and stripes sports 27 Paterno perplexed Over losses state College a. A Joe Paterno i perplexed. He admits that he does t know what to make of his Penn state football defending National champions have played two games and lost two s More they be been embarrassed. The once powerful Kittany Lions rated inthe pre season top ten have scored just nine Points in their two outings this season losing 44-6 to Nebraska and 14-3 to Cincinnati. Cincinnati Penn state beaten by an Mcaa i a school what s going to happen saturday when the lion entertain a ranked Iowa team Paterno shrugs his shoulders in a helpless fashion. A i thought we were better than we Are. We have got to be better than we Are said the harried coach wh9 although upset appeared for his regular radio interview and answered All questions after the game. So what is he going to do there is nothing running through my mind As to what i m going to try. I want to get my coaches together and my squad together Paterno said. Iowa is going to be Tough for us. But i Haven done much thinking about Iowa. I be got my problems appears to have two areas he has to Deal with if he Hopes to right this listing ship quarterback and the offensive line. The quarterback problem has Paterno confused. I Don t know where i am to be very Frank with you said Paterno. I wish i could Tell you where i am. But i Don t know. We be got a Good Bunch of kids who will stick together and will work it out. So i m not in any Way ready to throw the Towel in or anything like that. We re going to come up and have a Good football team before it s offensive line May be More of a problem than the quarterback. Without a More aggressive line the running game is almost non existent. The offensive line is the running game Sai Paterno. It s not the running backs. They can t run without Paterno said his offensive line made a lot of mistakes against Cincinnati. They Don t come off the Ball very Well. I have to blame myself for that he said. I Haven t done a very Good Job of coaching them. They should replaying better. When they Are not you have Only one Guy to blame the head this is the first time since Paterno became head coach in 1966 that a Penn state team has lost its first two games. It s in danger of equating another first losing three in a Row. That happened Only in 1976, when the Lions won their opener then bowed to Ohio state Iowa and Kentucky. The 1976 team turned it around winning the next six before losing the last game to Pitt for a 7-4record. The squad went to the Gator bowl and lost to notre sees a correlation Between the 1976 team and this year s squad where he has to develop ayoung player. The quarterback problem is one of Dan Lonergan nor Doug Strang the chief rivals for the Job has much game experience an the Lack of a running game puts added pressure on them. There is a Strong possibility that Patern could wind up going with freshman John Shaffer from Cincinnati s Moeller High. The coach i impressed with Shaffer who got a Chance against he completed Only 2 of 10 passes Shaffer appeared to throw the Ball with More authority than Lonergan or Strang. Lonergan started and was 0 for 6. Stran followed and pitched a creditable 5 for 9. The three totalled 112 be been Here before Paterno said. There Are answers and Well find them. We defense thought to be this team s Strong Point has t overwhelmed anybody. But Patern thinks that is because the defense has had to play so figures if he can get the offence going and put some Points on the Board the defense will improve. Cannon begins a five year jail term for counterfeiting Cannon a quiet Entrance Texarkana Texas a former Heisman trophy Winner Billy Cannon arrived at Federal prison monday to begin serving a five year Ter for masterminding a scheme to print and distribute $6 million in counterfeit $100 , named the nation s outstanding collegiate football player in 1959 while at Louisiana state University arrived at the Federal correction Al Institute about 1 . Cd. He was dropped of by two or three men in a Van with personalized Louisiana License plates Reading big and photographers were kept at a distance As Cannon walked alone into the prison building. Reporters said the Van had passed the Gates about Ivy hours earlier but had driven Shook hands with the vehicle s Driver a Burly bearded Man before entering the guard asked an associated press photographer not to take pictures at the facility. But when told that Cannon was scheduled to arrive there the unidentified guard told the photographer Bill Cannon s Here All right Cannon had been ordered to report to the prison no later than 2 . He was allowed to travel unescorted to the minimum Security prison be cause he has cooperated with authorities . Marshals said. Cannon 46, must serve almost two years before he can become eligible for parole. He received the maximum punishment five years imprisonment and a $10,000 Fine after pleading guilty in what authorities called one of the most ambitious counterfeiting operations in . History. After winning the Heisman trophy at leu Cannon played pro football before returning to Baton Rouge la., to become an will return to Baton Rouge to testify at the oct. 11 trial of four co defendants who have pleaded innocent. Prosecutors say they also might Call him As witness in the pending embezzlement trial of former teamsters Union Leader Edward Grady Partin. Cannon was Active in the Baton Rouge local headed by Partin and signed some checks the Union Leader allegedly also could be called to testify in the cases of two co defendants who have asked that their sentences be reduced. David Dugan was sentenced to 18 years in prison and Moise Domino to 15 years after they pleaded guilty last year to possessing bogus arrests came at the beginning of an investigation that ended in july with the arrest of Cannon and five others. The Man who admitted printing the Bills Joh stiglets was sentenced to eight years. Bears Payton admits he is looking at Brown s record Lake Forest 111. A Walter Payton Happy and relaxed admits that one of his goals is to break Jim Brown s career Rushing , it s a personal goal but it s also a team goal said the Chicago bears Star running i do it i la look Back and see a lot of people who helped , 29, is in his 10th season in the National football league and to Date has rushed for 10,352yards. Brown compiled his record of 12,312 Yards inline seasons with the Cleveland Browns. Between Brown and Payton Are . Simpso who rushed for 11,236 Yards and Franco Harris still Active with Pittsburgh with 11,088."right now i m playing for the love of the game said Payton who also revealed he came close to quitting the game last season. Last year was no fun said Payton. I Don know Why. Maybe it was the strike. It s a Good thing i worked out during the strike. If i had stopped working out i would have quit. It just was t Worth it. Now it s fun again i m enjoying it said Payton. Maybe it s because of Brown s s in my mind. It Means a Payton feels the Chase is what makes it fun. It motivates me keeps me going said Payton but once you have it it loses its glitter. It s like the 275 Yards his single game nil Rushing record or reaching 10,000 Yards said Payton. I m proud of them but i Don t think How much longer does Payton plan to play let s see said Payton. This is 1983 and then 1984. Wait we Don t want to get into that. This is the last year of my contract. Maybe they won twant me there s Little Chance of that and Payton knows it. He also knows he s running with More enthusiasm than the two previous seasons. In two games this season Payton has rushed 37times for 148 Yards and he has caught 14 passes for 211 Yards. Half Marathon at Katsugi oct. 9 Tokyo ass a half Marathon 13.1miles is scheduled for All personnel under status of forces agreement at Katsugi naval air facility oct. 9. The race sponsored by Katsugi and Continental air Micronesia is scheduled to begin at 10 . And will be two laps around Thea Tsugi flight line. Winners of each class men 29-and-under,30-39, and 40-and-Over, women open will receive tickets for two to represent their units and Continental air Micronesia in upcoming marathons in Honolulu december1983 and Guam june 1984. Non winners who finish in under 2vz hours Are eligible fora drawing to select three additional trip winners. Entry fee is $10.50, $12 on race Dayan includes a race to shirt and Post race bar Becue. Application forms Are available at base recreations facilities

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