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Murphy, Thomas H. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Vol. 75, Number 1 (Oct. 1973)

The look of a season,   pp. 30-31


Page 30


TheLookof
a Season
The photo at right was taken during
the Ohio State game, but, like that of
the couple in the stands, it could
have come from almost any Satur-
day during this football season,
more notable for its moments of
stunned irritation than for anything
approaching confidence. As gloom
settles over the Badger bench,
Bill Richerson, an assistant coach, looks
pained and angry; Head Coach John
Jardine (with phones) stares defiantly
forward; and a ball-shagger slaps
his head in stunned disbelief.
It was a season with a sadistic
schedule, one which gradually made
a proud team forget how good it
could be. Yet, next year-the
put-up-or-shut-up fifth year of
Elroy Hirsch's five-year plan-will
see the return of a number of letter-
men, including tailback Bill Marek,
who broke a school record with
226 yards rushing against Wyoming.
If pride lasts, and if recruiting pays
off, the look of '74 just could be
70,000 smiles a week.
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