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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1967

THE MICHICAN IMAIVV

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By ROBIN WRIGHT
When Jim Berline started play-
ing football in the seventh grade,
he was so small that his mother
pulled him off the field in his
first game.
Berline picked up the pigskin
again in the eighth grade and
played quarterback until he en-
tered high school. "I stayed there
until high school when my coach
saw me throw a pass," Michigan's
split end said jokingly.}
Ironically, Berline's coach at
McKinley High School in Niles,
Ohio, was Tony Mason, now Wol-
verine offensive line coach.
Again in high school, questions
were raised about his talent. But$
Berline managed to start all three
years, two years as a defensive
halfback and his senior year as
a split end, helping Niles win two
state championships and a second
place crown.

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Off)
it more seriously. Rick Sygar and
five other guys from my high
school had gone up to play foot-
ball at Michigan. Plus the fact
that Mason signed to coach at
Michigan that year. So Michigan
suddenly had great appeal to me."
Now, in his senior year, Berline
is again getting the opportunity
to prove himself. Previously, the
presence of All-American split
end Jack Clancy stood between
Berline and a starting berth in
his first two seasons.
In fact, Berline even went out
for baseball in the spring for
two years because, as he puts it,
"there wasn't a lot of pressure
put on me to show up at spring
practice because Clancy was al-
ways established at end."
Straight Forward
Berline is straight forward
about his last two years, admit-
ting that he is a non-letterman
as a senior. Yet, he never speaks
of his improvement, only of the
work he puts forward in an at-
tempt to fill the shoes of Clancy.
"I look at it as a challenge to
do my best. It's something to try
to live up to. Clancy was the
greatest, there's no doubt about
it. But I played behind him for
two years and studied movies of
him all winter. That's helped a
lot."
But last spring was different.
"I gave up baseball to work in
football practice for the number
one end position. Dick Vidmer
and I even stayed through the
summer to practice.
"I knew Irneeded to work out
a lot with Vidmer because I
hadn't had a lot of playing ex-
perience-"
His efforts have been rewarded.
Playing in Shadow
Offensive end Coach George
Mans credits Berline with "suc-
cessfully playing in the shadow
of Clancy.
"Over the summer he lost a
little weight and increased his

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Berline

JIM BERLINE

All-American
And Berline who was too small
to play football in seventh grade
ended up as a high school All-
American.
On first impression, Berline
seems quiet, almost shy, and not
at all the cut-up type. He appears SENIOR SPLIT END JIM BERL
as the clean-cut, All-American his 18 conference receptions aft
boy who might also be captain of man Steve Garvey in the game
the debate team, besides a starter this year.
In football.
Dick Yanz, his roommate for Yanz puts it, "he always does a
a year and a half, describes Ber- thorough job, yet is never cocky
line as "a guy who likes to relax about his ability. He's the kind of
and shoot the bull as much as guy you can always trust."
anyone else. He's a real personal- Even though a good looking
ity guy, but it takes a while to boy, Berline restricts his social life
get to know what's he's like deep to'stay true-blue to a long time
down." sweetheart who now attends Wit-
Berline's brothers at the Sigma tenberg College. So besides con-
Chi house also find him extremely centrating on studies he spends
compatible and easy going. As his spare time playing hearts

'Daily-Andy Sacks
INE sets himself to make one of
ter he neatly fakes out defense-

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against Michigan State, earlier
with his co-players in the house
and enjoying TV over pizza.
Berline seems like he belongs,
more in a small collegeaenviron-
ment, rather than a large Big;
Ten university. In fact his first
inclination in high school was to;
attend Denison, a small liberal
arts school in Ohio.
The possibility of attending
Michigan didn't even enter his
mind "until Coach (Bump) Elliott
came to McKinley to speak at ourj
annual awards banquet. He's such
a great guy, I couldn't help but
like him.
"I then started thinking about]

quickness. These were his two
greatest improvements, and along
with his willingness to intensively
study the plays and his positive
attitude he's developed into a fine
replacement."
Berline, with 18 receptions for
a total of 208 yards in three
games, ranks second in the Big
Ten. His overall record is 31 re-
ceptions for 327 yards and a 10.6
yard average.
Mans adds, "Although Berline
had to wait two years to play, it
was possibly a blessing in disguise.
That way he had a chance to
watch and learn from an out-
standing end. He used this oppor-
tunity to his advantage, rather
than sulking. He has improved
with every game.
Just as Adept
"At this point I think he's just
as adept in adjusting to a situa-
tion as Clancy was last year. It's
just too bad he won't be around
another year."
Besides playing football and
baseball, Berline is concentrating
in economics, hoping to go into

his greatest assets to the team. Toronto advanced to a third first quarter, but Hunter pac
As Mans put it, "the team has place tie with Montreal, second-quarter surge that
respect for him. He's quiet and * * Minnesota in charge by halft
a leader by example, which is . The lead later reached 93-63
what we need. No one deserves a INorth Stars 'in Hunter had 29 points, and
good word as much as Jim Ber- The Minnesota North Stars Daniels added 19. Roger Br
line." scored their first road victory in topped Indiana with 27.

GRID SELECTIONS

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In the kitchen of a small, prosperous restaurant just off of the
main campus, a group of Greek radicals are at this very moment
plotting the overthrow of everything we hold as truthful, honest,
and American.
These counter-revolutionaries, known only by their code names
of "Chris, George, Sam and Nick," operate Cottage Inn as a front for
their nefarious activities.
"We make pizza," they chorus when asked about their mission
in life. But we know better.
What's more and twice as startling is the ironic fact that Cottage
Inn pizzas are coupled with Michigan Theatre tickets as Grid Picks
prizes.
If you can get past the hordes of citizens shouting "Greek
Power" in front of The Daily by midnight tonight, you too, gentle
reader, can win.

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Wisconsin at INDIANA
Ohio St. at MICHIGAN ST.
MINNESOTA at Iowa
ARMY at Air Force Academy
Navy at NOTRE DAME
Florida at AUBURN
SOUTHERN CAL at California
Colorado at OKLAHOMA

11. Duke at GEORGIA TECH
12. FLORIDA ST. at Memphis St.
13. Kansas State at KANSAS
14.- LSU at MISSISIPPI
15. Mississippi St. at ALABAMA
16. N. C. ST. at Virginia
17. Oregon State at UCLA
18. West Virginia at KENTUCKY
19. MIAMI (Fla.) at Virginia Tech
20. GETTYSBURGH at Drexel
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