Football Coach Ron Meyer evidently has as much Mustang Mania as A.D. Russ Potts-tells Colorado, and whoever else, he won't leave SMU and pleasd, "I just want my phone to stop ringing" . . . Hayden Fry, former SMU coach just hired away from a seven-year stand at North Texas State to try to right Iowa's Big Ten football fortunes, is taking five NTSU assistants with him . . . Warren Powers, leading Missouri to the Liberty Bowl in his first year as Tiger coach, has met the first installment on the $55,000 he agreed to gibe Washington State to buy out the two years left on his contract when he skedaddled from Pullman a year ago. A group of Missouri alumni footdd the $14,500 check out of $20,000 raised for a Warren Powers Fund (questioned but not halted by NCAA) . . . Au contraire, Oklahoma State's prexy, L. L. Boger, has reached agreement with lawsuit-threatening Jim Stanley to pay that newly deposed football coach the $36,500 a year due him for two more years. Softering possible Big Eight or NCAA sanctions over alleged slush funding at Stillwater by firing Stanley? Boger was asked. "No deals," he responded.
While Jim Stanley was in federal court, Kansas City, yesterday, denying any involvement with the alleged outlaw fund for Okla-State athletes (he seeks an injunction to get the Big Eight off his case), full circle to another Southwest Conference coach rejecting a Big Eight post: Grant Teaff, after a visit to Stillwater, returned to Waco to tell the Baylor people he will stay on for the year left on his five-year contract. Teaff said he met Oklahoma State Officials "strictly for the exchange of information." Does he mean ehtyly for the exchange of information." Does he mean they in late, he showed his Bears how to give that little extra to upset Texas-and they did-by dropping a fishing worm in his mouth).
CBS chatterers for Redskins-Bears: Summerall and Brookshier . . . Voices for Navy-BYU 9 p.m. Dec. 22 showing on WDCA-TV-20 from San Diego's Holiday Bowl: Lindsey Nelson and Paul Dietzel . . . New sports info director at Howard: Donnie Tuck, 24, Duke, '76, former assistant publicist for the Blue Devils, a Chapel Hill native coming off 21 months as sports anchor on WTVD-TV, Durham . . .
Twelfth annual CYO-M Club National Invitational Indoor track meet all set for Jan, 12 in Cole Field House. Jerry McGee, new director, didn't have to look far to pick up his first world record holder: Maryland's super hurdler Renaldo Nehemiah.