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Papers say Pardee headed
to Houston as head coach
HOUSTON (AP) — Former
NFL and USFL coach Jack Par-
| dee will succeed Bill Yeoman as
head coach at the University of
Houston, according to two pub-
| lished reports Monday.
“It’s not tied up in a neat little
I bow as of yet, but I think we’re
going to be delighted with our
new coach,” an unidentified
I source was quoted as saying in the
“Unless there’s some stumbling
blocks, we will be in a position to
have an announcement Tues
day,” a Dallas limes Herald
University officials scheduled a
press conference Tuesday at 10
a.m., spokesman Mark Sanders
said Monday afternoon. The
meeting will concern athletics,
but Sanders said he could not
comment on specifics of the
I he Chronicle said the school’s
search committee Monday would
recommend Pardee to the Inter
collegiate Athletics Council,
which must approve and forward
its recommendation to the uni
versity’s board of regents.
Others interviewed for the job
were Texas A&M offensive coor
dinator Lynn Amedee, Arkansas
State coach and athletic director
Larry Lacewell, Philadelphia Ea
gles defensive coordinator Wade
Phillips, and former Mississippi
State assistant Cary Mullins. Phil
lips and Lacewell later withdrew
Pardee, a college linebacker at
A&M, was head coach of the
NFL’s Chicago Bears from 1975-
77 and the Washington Redskins
from 1978-80. He also was head
coach of the USFL’s Houston
The Houston Post reported
Monday that Amedee is being
mentioned to replace Louisiana
State coach Bill Arnsparger, who
announced his resignation Satur
Amedee said he has not talked
with anyone from LSU and that if
offered the Houston job first, he
would accept it without waiting
“If they offered the Houston
job tomorrow, I wouldn't back
up,” he said. “You’ve got to take
Amedee said he spoke to
Houston officials last week.
“I think it’s down to two,” he
said. “I think they want to hire a
guy around the Texas area who
knows the Texas kids. That’s why
I think I’m qualified for the job.
Pardee’s got a great name. It’s
down to whether they want a
name or a college coach.”
AP Top 20
The Top Twenty teams in the Associated Press
college football poll, with first-place votes in
parentheses. 1986 record, total points based
4-3-2-1 and ranking in last week's poll:
1. Miami, Fla. (53).
2. Penn State (5)
7. Arizona St.
8. Texas A&M
11. Ohio St.
18. N. C. State
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Maryland’s Ross quits
as Terps head coach
(AP) — Maryland’s Bobby Ross
became the latest head coach to leave
his job Monday, while Louisiana
State’s Bill Arnsparger could move
into an athletic director role at either
LSU or Florida, as college football’s
game of musical chairs continued.
The Terrapins had a 39-19-1 re
cord in five seasons under Ross, who
resigned with three years remaining
on his contract. He cited unfulfilled
promises regarding upgrading of
Maryland’s Byrd Stadium and new
practice facilities and hinted at lack
of adminstration support.
After informing his players that
he was leaving, Ross said, “It did not
appear that some things I thought
would be important in improving
our program were going to be there.
Certain commitments that I had
made to the players I haven’t been
able to fulfill.
“I felt badly about that. When I
say something, I feel it’s important
that I be able to live up to that.
There had come a time when 1
wasn’t able to do that.”
Over the weekend. Bill
Arnsparger announced his resigna
tion at Louisiana State and Fred Ak
ers was fired after 10 seasons at
Texas. Arnsparger, approaching 60,
will remain to coach the Tigers
through its Sugar Bowl game against
Nebraska, but said he would not
coach again after that.
Arnsparger, who spent three
years at LSU after 20 years in the
NFL, could wind up as athletic direc
tor either at LSU or Florida.
Arnsparger declined to pick a fa
vorite as successor, but reportedly he
is pushing Mike Archer, LSU’s de
Aggies to open season
with No. 11 Oklahoma
By Danny Myers
The Texas A&M men’s basketball
team will tip off its 1986-87 season
against llth-ranked University of
Oklahoma today at 7:30 p.m. in
The Sooners (1 -1) began their sea
son by hosting the Coca-Cola NIT
Classic in Norman. They opened
with a 119-1 10 victory over Brigham
Young University in which Sooner
guard Tim McCalister scored a ca
reer-high 44 points including a 5-
for-6 performance from three-point
In the next round, Oklahoma
dropped a 90-81 decision to fourth-
ranked University of Nevada-Las
Vegas. McCalister led the Sooners
with 32 points and was again 5-for-6
on three-point shots.
A&M Head Coach Shelby Metcalf
beginning his 24th season said the
Aggies will have a tough time with
“What concerns me is that they
have already played the Russians
and BYU and UNLV, and it helps to
get those first few games under your
belt,” he said.
“We’re gonna be the dog. They
have some great players.
“(McCalister) will probably lead
the nation in scoring this year. We’re
going to have to go out and get him.”
The Aggies will have to go out
and get him with a squad that in
cludes nine new faces, including two
junior college transfers that have set
tled into starting positions. Jessie
Spinner, a 6-10 junior from Los An
geles, will take over at center and
John Trezvant, a 6-7 junior from
San Francisco, will start at forward.
Even though A&M has been
picked to finish in the lower half of
the Southwest Conference, Metcalf
said the Aggies have a good club.
Forward Winston Crite, a three-
year letterman, did not start in
A&M’s 103-83 exhibition victory
over the Coors-Continental Flyers
on Nov. 18 as he was still recovering
from a broken hand. But Metcalf
said Crite is fine now and will start
Photo by Anthony S. Casper
Texas A&M guard James McGhee goes for the block in an
earlier exhibition game against the Continental Coors Flyers.
against the Sooners. Crite was the
team’s leading rebounder last year,
averaging 8.0 boards per game and
8.4 in Southwest Conference play.
He also was the second leading
scorer on last year’s team averaging
13.3 points per game, and is the only
A&M player to block six shots in one
The probable starters at the guard
positions are 6-0 senior Todd Hollo
way and 6-5 junior Paul Crawford.
Darryl McDonald, a 6-4 junior
from New York, is supposed to help
the Aggies at guard this year but he
re-injured a still ailing left knee in
practice Saturday. Trainer Mike
“Radar” Ricke said the injury was a
sprain, and he expects McDonald to
be out of action for approximately
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