- Oct 17, 2011
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chip, would you like to move in with my family?Signed up to coach the pre-season #1 ranked '61 Hawks for a cool $15K.
Sadly, he lost his All-American halfback on his 3rd carry of the season and his All-Big 10 QB in the second quarter of game two, as well as others as the season wore on. (Hollis was denied an injury redshirt for playing in 6 of 36 quarters.)
His greatest mistake was reportedly ignoring Boys Town halfback Gale Sayers on his recruiting visit, allegedly because they regarded Bubba Smith's older brother Willie Ray more highly. Willie Ray flunked out after his sophomore season, Bubba went to Michigan State and Sayers went somewhere where he was a higher priority.
A bit of footage of the then #4 '61 Hawks prior to a four game slide. Players of note:
#22 Junior quarterback Matt Szykowny, who started in football, basketball and baseball.
#30 Senior halfback Joe Williams, a very good 2nd halfback
#82(?) Junior FB Bill Perkins. Played a year for the Jets before becoming a lawyer and New Jersey Assemblyman
#45 Senior halfback and 1960 MVP Bernie Wyatt
4 talented sophs:
#16 Paul Krause
#85 Cloyd Webb- namesake of famous HR poster
#67 Wally Hilgenberg
#61 Mike Reilly