Word. This was basically my instinct, and very close to the program I'm citing from 70s. I have no interest in approaching a total for a WHILE.
Basically, Sn/CJ one day, keep it light with doubles and triples, Squat & Press the next day, rest, CJ/Sn similarly, FS/Bench/DL the next, rest 2. That's where my head is going.
Thinking I can stay on a linear, 3x5 style with the squats as long as it keeps working...
Luckily, an old friend who I thought may have moved on is still around these parts. 30min drive gives me time with a National record holder in CJ&Total. That couldn't hurt.