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Image 7 of The Cats' Pause, April 1, 1989

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&7i& (jat&' &au&& David Roselle—a man sincerely in UK's corner Looking for next coach to be fair to players What in the name of Adolph F. Rupp is President David Roselle trying to do, make an Ivy League school out of the University of Kentucky? WeD, he would be tickled to death for anyone to Earl Cox Cats' Pause Columnist mention UK in the same breath as Harvard, Yale and Princeton. That, of course, isn't going to happen in the lifetime of Roselle or during the lives of the next dozen presidents of UK The money isn't there and will never be in this poor state. But Roselle already has improved the caliber of UKs students and hopes to continue to do so. So much for academics. Now for athletics, especially basketball: I've heard Roselle blasted for not knowning anything about sports, particularly basketball. WeD, forget that image. During meetings I have had with him as a representative of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, I was pleased to learn that not only does he know the name of every coach in every sport at UK, but he also knows many of the athletes. That, frankly, surprised me. But the man does know about his athletic teams and coaches - and he cares. Some of the basketball Wildcats have told me that he has constantly praised them throughout their trying period and has assured them that their situation would get better. From talking with the players, I got more than a hint that Roselle knew that former coach Eddie Sutton was not fair to some of them. On the night that Sutton resigned, Roselle emphasized that, Number 1, he wanted the new coach to be fair to his basketball players - fair in all ways, including seeing that they earn degrees. Earlier, Roselle said that the UK program will be born again and will come back stronger than ever and will win another national championship. How much stronger statement can Roselle make to get the nonbelievers off his back? PENICK TO UK - State Tournament fans may have seen a future UK guard, Andy Penick of state champion Pleasure Ridge Park. Although he was voted the Sweet Sixteen's Most Valuable Player, Penick seldom was at his best. He can play much better. Few know it, but Penick's sixth-grade brother, Scott, upstaged him the same day that Andy helped PRP to the state title. Playing for St. Helen's in the City championship game, Scott scored 39 points (right, that's 39) to help his team win the tide. The Penicks come from good sports stock. Their father Terry played basketball for Ahrens High and their mother Linda was an outstanding softball player. Their uncle, Buddy Pfaadt, was a standout athlete for Male High and a great football player for Eastern Kentucky University. Andy has one more year of high school. His presence will make PRP one of the favorites for next year's state crown, but Fairdale has a lot of talent returning and may be favored in the Sixth Region. A CLASS ACT - As you probably know, I am no Eddie Sutton fan, but the man went out with class. He could have chosen to be nasty. And he still could choose to write a book critical of UK and Wildcat basketball. But I doubt that he will because it would Kentucky spring football roster OFFENSE Split end DEFENSE Left end Alfred Jones — 6-4, 188, Sr.-IL Oak Ridge, Tenn. Tony Massey — 6-2, 221, Sr.-3L Somerset John Bolden — 6-0, 170, Jr.-2L Louisville Jeff Brady — 6-1, 230, Jr.-1L Melbourne Joe Pagano — 5-10, 177, Fr-RS Broadview Heights, Ohio Billy Swanson — 6-0, 226, So.-Sq. Paducah Left tackle Dean Wells — 6-2, 232, Fr.-RS Louisville Clint Thompson — 5-10, 205, Fr.-RS Louisville Mike Nord — 6-7, 291, Jr.-1L Louisville Tom Crumrine — 6-4, 260, Sr.-Sq. Westerville, Ohio Left tackle Scott Rayburn — 6-3, 255, Jr.-Sq. Richardson, Texas Oliver Barnett — 6-3, 285, Sr.-3L Louisville Jeff Weihe — 6-4, 246, Fr.-RS Louisville Jim Graves — 6-6, 235, So.-Sq. Lexington Left guard Daniel Lee — 6-5, 254, So.-Sq. Marianna, Fla. Chuck Latimer — 6-5, 241, Fr.-RS Lorain, Ohio Dean Wilks — 6-3, 300, Jr.-2L Proctorville, Ohio Todd Perry — 6-4, 261, Fr.-RS Elizabethtown Left guard Center Jerry Bell — 6-3, 284, So.-1L Louisville Mike Chism — 6-0, 264, Sr.-1L LaGrange Brian Cralle — 6-1, 285, Sr.-1L Elizabethtown Daniel Schulz — 6-1, 237, Fr.-RS Lexington David Crane — 6-2, 256, Sr.-1L Louisville Rich McCune — 6-2, 230, Fr.-RS Jackson Courtney Longacre — 6-2, 244, So-Sq. Louisville Matt Branum — 6-1, 247, Fr.-RS Florence Right guard Right guard Mike Meiners — 6-2, 265, Sr.-1L Louisville Joey Couch — 6-1, 248, So.-1L Hagerhill Joel Mazzella — 6-1, 285, Jr.-1L Parkersburg, WVfe. Jody Matthews — 60, 251, Fr.-RS Villa Rica, Ga. Kevin Disotelle — 6-3, 244, So.-Sq. Houston, Texas Brad Shuford — 6-3, 292, Fr.-RS Cincinnati, Ohio Bill Hulette — 6-2, 262, Jr.-1L Morganfield, W.Va. Travis Hahn — 6-2, 235, Fr.-RS Louisville Right tackle Chris Reedy — 6-2, 237, Fr.-RS Elizabethtown Doug Houser — 6-4, 264, Sr.-3L Aliquippa, Pa. Right tackle Donnie Gardner — 6-4, 235, Sr.-3L Louisville Scott Booth — 6-3, 266, Sr.-Sa. Bradenton, Fla. Mike Pfeifer — 6-7, 300, Sr.-3L Louisville Shawn Evans — 6-6, 243, So.-Sq. Richmond Greg Lahr — 6-4, 271, So.-1L Pinkerington, Ohio Eugene McClellan — 6-3, 266, Fr.-RS Cincinnati, Ohio | Chuck Bradley — 6-5, 265, Fr.-RS Louisville T.J. Maynard — 6-4, 259, Fr.-RS Flatwoods Right end Tight end Tony Zigman — 6-2, 212, Sr.-2L Puce Danip! _fi-0 1QR Fr-R^ Lewes, Del. Mike Meece — 6-6, 230, Jr.-1L Madeira, Ohio HUM UC1I IfC - ITU, ISO, ll.nO Jeff Buising — 6-1, 201, Fr.-RS Williamsburg ] West Des Moines, Iowa j Steve Phillips — 6-2, 201, Jr.-Sq. Fairfield, Ohio Patrick Porter — 6-3, 220, Jr.-Sq. Flemingsburg Left linebacker Mickey Dean — 6-3, 225, Fr.-RS Sarasota, Fla. Randy Holleran — 6-1, 240, Jr.-2L McKeesport, Pa. Quarterback Derrick Thomas — 6-2, 228, So.-Sq. Lexington Reggie Smith — 6-2, 199, Fr.-RS Cleveland, Ohio Chuck Broughton — 6-4, 230, Sr.-1L Ashland John Buchanan — 5-11, 203, Fr.-RS Bowling Green Freddie Maggard — 6-2, 227, So.-Sq. Cumberland Brad Smith — 6-2, 190, Fr.-RS Lakeland, Fla. Right linebacker Ryan Hockman — 6-2, 190, Fr.-RS Harrison, Ohio Craig Benzinger — 6-1, 215, Sr.-2L Stone Mountain, Ga. Troy Wilt — 6-0, 195, Fr.-RS Charles Town, Carlos Phillips — 6-1, 223, Jr.-Sq. Owensboro Travis Powers — 5-11, 187, Fr.-RS Middlesboro Steve Kelley — 6-2, 232, So.-Sq. Hopkinsville Fullback Left cornerback Andy Murray — 6-1, 242, Sr.-3L Louisville Tony Missick — 6-0. 196, Sr.-1L Miami, Fie. Darren Bilberry — 6-2, 205, Sr.-2L R. Knox Sterlir - Ward — 5-11, 166, Fr.-RS Lexinc,:on Mike Knox — 5-10, 216, Sr.-Sq. Louisville Rodney Shepard — 5-11, 250, Fr.-RS Brooklyn, NY. Free safety Tailback Ron Robinson — 6-1, 185, Sr.-3L Nashville, Tenn. Al Baker — 5-11, 225, Jr.-1L Cadiz Gary Willis — 6-1, 173, So.-Sq. Gainesville, Fla. Alfred Rawls — 5-11, 200, Sr.-IL Pitts, Ga. Brad Armstead — 6-0. 172, Fr.-RS Henderson Tim Harris — 5-10, 185, Fr.-RS New Castle Right cornerback Flanker Chris Tolbert — 5-11, 178, Jr.-2L Pensacola, Fla. Phil Logan — 6-2, 200, Jr.-2L Louisville Albert Burks — 5-11, 182, Sr.-1L Monroe, La. Greg Hunt — 6-0, 184, So.-Sq. Richmond, va. Larry Jackson — 5-11, 200, So.-Sq. Mayfield Bob Shehan — 5-11, 168, Fr.-RS Florence Punter Placekicker Bryant Smith — 5-10, 149, Fr.-RS Camden, Tenn. Ken Willis — 5-11, 196, Sr.-2L Owensboro Brian Scott - 5-11, 184, Fr.-RS Hardy Doug Pelfrey — 5-11, 175, Fr.-RS Edgewood Peter Adams — 5-10, 164, Fr.-RS Memphis, Tenn. Tommy Fitzpatrick — 6-1, 188, Fr.-RS Lexington James Parker — 5-10, 172, Fr.-RS Louisville hurt his chances for another job. FOOTBALL TIME - UK football coach Jerry Claiborne, fresh from being inducted into the Dawa-hares-Kentucky High School Atietic Association Hall of Fame, is busy with spring practice. He plays down early depth charts, but I -and fans - like to look at them. Joey Howard, UK's talented assistant sports information director, has published a fact-filled spring football booklet In case you are interested in which Wildcats that Howard and Claiborne are pushing for 1989 honors, they are defensive tackle Oliver Barnett of Jeffersontown, offensive tackle Mike Pfeifer of Trinity, defensive end-back Tony Massey of Somerset and linebacker Randy Holleran of McKeesport, Pa. Pfeifer told me last summer that doctors told him that he should strive for a maximum of 310 pounds. Fully recovered from a knee injury suffered in the Alabama game on Oct 1, Pfeifer now weighs 305. His 6-7 frame carries the weight well. With so many returning Wildcats, Claiborne may have his deepest team (but he says the 9-3 team of 1984 had more). Anyway, if the season started today, Claiborne says he could field more Southeastern Conference-quality athletes than ever before. But the big question mark continues to be quarterback. Qaiborne told me that he will concentrate on finding someone who can complete more than 44 per cent of his passes. Keep your eye on sophomore-to-be Freddie Maggard. He may beat out the more experienced Chuck Broughton for the starting QB job.

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