THE MICHIGAN DAILY
T RSDAY, SEPTEMBER ZS. 1967
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By PHIL BROWN now; you probably won't hear it
Dennis Morgan, a starting line- mentioned at all, unless you read
Dennis organ, aostrings lincejin the papers how Morgan led
backe forgathe Wolverie19s6 si the Michigan defense last Satur-
son, sat out the last four games dy n udnyrmme h
with torn cartilage in his right sprawled figure wearing number
knee. 34 being lifted onto a stretcher
and carried off the field.
The injury was the subject of "I just laid there," he says now,
much controversy in the ensuing "At first I tried to stand up, but I
weeks, with the Michigan coaches heard the 'pop' when I was hit,
receiving the brunt of the attack. and I knew I couldn't go an
The Wolverines were leading where. Frank (Nunley) came over
Minnesota 49-0, with less than after they'd gotten me off the
six minutes remaining when Mor- field. He had a very loose jointI
gan was sent in. The starting in his knee; it moved quite a bit
teams had long since been re- (Denny gestures, indicating a lat-
moved, but a Minnesota drive eral movement) ."
threatened to scuttle Michigan'sy
shutout bid. Nunley tried to console Mor-
gan: trainer Jim Hunt first
The coaches decided to try to thought it would be all right if
complete the whitewash, and pull- taped solidly, but the injury turn-
ed linebacker Paul D'Eramo in fa- ed out to be more serious than
vor of the starter. The injury either had anticipated.
occurred on the first play follow- strong Recovery
ing the substitution. ' urnt sugery
body by you, you don't have to
Always smiling, Morgan is
friendly and sincere. He greets you
with a firm handshake and puts
his feet up on the coffee table
while you talk. His arm looks like
a writer's leg, and his neck might
have come from a bull.
The muscles might easily strike
a little fear into your heart, but
the jovial face and the wide grin
assure you that his tensions are
saved for the football field.
"I never see an opponent's face,"
he says. "Oh, once in a while some
guy will make some faces at me,
just to get me mad, but usually
I just see their legs and uniforms."
"And every so often some boy
will come along with lots of clip-
pings and press releases, and we
like to 'stuff' him a little, but you
can't get too personal. You loss
your timing and might make
The mistakes Dennis Morgan
makes on a football field are few.
Michigan's defensive line is strong
without Morgan-with him it is
close to being impermeable. The
injury is in the past and all but
forgotten; Wolverine opponents
will not forget.
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Da It Again ing the winter, and had to refrain
We would do the same thing from taking part in spring prac-
s week if we were in the same tice, but proved himself last Sat-
uation," says linebacker coach turday with 24 tackles (five un-
McNease. "The shutout gave assisted), matching his career
defensive unit great pride, high.
d we consider that pride very sHis performance netted him a
portant." share of the Wolverine Award,
The event is hardly remembered presented each week to the play-
- er helping most in the team's ef-
for Dennis Monthei also received
He was credited with recovering
a Duke fumble and with person-
ally causing another. His leader-
ship on the field, both in practice
and during games, led to his be-
ing named a defensive co-captain
with end Rocky Rosema.
E EAMichigan coaches are very high
P E CA on Morgan. "Denny's an inspira-
tional type of player," says Mc-
Nease. "He's as good as any line-
backer in the country, and he's
going to be a really great one."
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September 28, 7:30 P.M.
WOLVERINE LINEBACKER Dennis Morgan meets a Duke runner
in last Saturday's 10-7 victory. Morgan, a senior, led the Michigan
defenders with 24 tackles, 5 of which were unassisted. His per-
formance won him the week's Wolverine Award.
If numbers can tell the story,
Morgan already is a great one.
When he was hurt last year, he
was leading the Big Ten in tackles,
and had not started the first two
games of the season. During the
Purdue game he had 16 unassisted
tackles, and -helped on eight more,
for a total of 24, his finest day
Morgan was nominated - for
Sports Illustrated's "lineman of
the week" award for his efforts
1 against Michigan State. A fight
with an MSU player was largely
responsible for his not receiving
"He has to improve, and he will
improve," continues McNease. "He
has to make more tackles."
which I lost while I was in the
hospital. And my wife's been
away," he adds with a smile." I
have to eat my own cooking."
Morg~an is not particuarly fast,
either, but this is not a cause for
concern. "Most of these guys will
beat me over 50 or 60 yards," he
admits. "But if you don't let any-
Well, sports fans, here we go again. The Sports Staff of The
Daily, those notorious non-coins of the sporting set, have come up
with this week's selections to tax your feeble football brains.
This week's feature game pits highly touted Ursinus against
Although it is asking ,a lot from Muhlenberg's barrens of the gridiron. Let not ability enter into your
a guy who puts out everything he decision in this one, for who knows, they could tie 0-0 again this year
has on the field, this will prob- and you'd be wrong again.
ably happen. Morgan is that
strong a competitor.
"I know I'm not big," he says.
" I'm playing 15 pounds under my
regular weight (230), most of
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MICHIGAN at Californ
Rice at Navy
Southern California at
Kansas at Indiana
Minnesota at Nebraska
Missouri at Northwester
Pitt at Illinois
Arizona St. at Wisconsi
Arizona at Ohio St.
Oregon St. at Iowa
THIS WEEK'S GAMES_
iia (score) Purdue at Notre Dame
Auburn at Tennessee
Rhode Island at Brown
Georgia at Clemson
Idaho St. at Idaho
Kent St. at Ohio
rn Texas A&M at LSU
Cincinnati at Memphis St.
n Texas at Texas Tech
Muhlenberg at Ursinus
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