Ray Jauch, coach-in-waiting of the Washington Federals, has a new tackle for his Winnipeg Blue Bombers -- courtesy of George Allen, one of Jauch's rivals when United States Football League play commences in March.
Allen's Chicago Blitz has given Willie Young, the service veteran it coaxed out of Illinois after his freshman year at age 26, permission to play in the Canadian league for the same reason Young left school--to support his family. CFL season ends in plenty of time for Young to report for USFL duty in February. Skills sharpened by Jauch and staff, brain ready to be picked on how Jauch operates? By George!
Another tenant for Los Angeles Coliseum: USFL's L.A. Express. Ten-year lease with three five-year options; rental, 8 percent of gross . . .
Archie Manning Day in New Orleans yesterday; 11-year Saint traded to Houston after awful booing in season's opener now choked by cheers . . . Kansas City DE Dean Prater, working out on his own, tore a knee and his Chiefs season is over, in any event . . . If no Monday Night Football Oct. 18, ABC-TV will go with Giff, Howard and Dandy calling a prime-time Superstars; a dozen NFL players competing in 10 noncontact sports. First prize, $20,000 . . .
Words on the strike, from nonunionist Oiler Earl Campbell, out about $20,000 a week: "I feel like an innocent bystander who gets caught for robbin' a bank. The man is sent to prison even though he's done nothing. That's me. Garvey and Donlan have created a monster . . . I just hope Garvey knows that when he's messin' with me, he's messin' with 20 people. And that includes my mother, my brothers and sisters, my wife, my child who's due in November and my dog named Pam. Pam loves Alpo. I haven't been able to afford too much Alpo lately."