THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Thursday, October 24, 1968
Page Ten THE MICHIGAN DAILY Thu rsdoy, October 24, 1968
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By HANK LOWENTHAL'
It's a typical Michigan football
game in Ann Arbor. Quarterback
Denny Brown hands off to Ron
Johnson while fullback Garvie
Craw heads out! and cuts down
the onrushing linebacker.
This scene is familiar to Wol-
verine fans. For Craw's crushing
blocking and all-around aggressive
play has been a major factor in
Michigan's success this year.
Craw feels that he is not yet
established as a good Big Ten
player. Yet he is satisfied with his
role as a blocking back. However
he c'ommented that "I have an
idea that I will be running more."
Craw feels "super happy about
our winning. An important factor
for a team is that they know they
can win," he continued.
In discussing the emotions of
the players, he explains that "dif-
ferent guys get up for a game in
different ways. Some are with-
drawn, some like to be in groups,
some are loud, and some are quiet.
"I'm sort of a cross between all
of these. What I worry about most
before a game is that I'm not up
As Coach Tony Mason has point-
out, "Garvie Craw is one of the
best fullbacks in the country to-
day. He's not selfish and he -en-
joys blocking as much as carrying
Mason continued, "He is truly
overpowering. One has to admire
Craw for the amount of punish-
ment he receives."
But, Craw contends that "there
was only one time I was really
He was attracted to the Big Ten
for a special reason: he feels the
best college football is played here.
A close personal friend of Ron
Johnson, Craw is upset about
Johnson's lack of publicity, in
comparison with such players as
Leroy Keyes and 0. J. Simpson.
"I think Ron has just as much
game-day speed as Simson.
"In addition, he is more power-
ful and has better moves. Simp-
son's publicity has ,made him an
undisputed first team All-Amer-
ican, while Ron is a questionable
first team selection."
Moreover, he feels that Denny
Brown doesn't receive all the pub-
licity that he deserves.
In high school, Craw played for
one of the outstanding teams in the
country. As a juhior at Montclair
High School, in New Jersey, his
team was ranked the third best
high school team in the country.
Yet Craw sees basic differences in
high school football splayed in dif-
ferent regions of the country.
"In New Jersey, we played main-
ly fundamental football. While in
other areas, such as the Midwest
and Texas, the brand of football
is somewhat more complex. They
have more better players. There is
more emphasis in general placed FULLBACK GARVIE CRAW (4
on football." touchdown in the Wolverines' 28
The greatest influences in his in blocking for halfback Ron Jo
decision to come to Michigan were the ball by breaking two tackles
Coaches Bump Elliott and Tony
Mason, former Wolverine quarter- Specifically referring to coaches
back Dick Vidmer, and former Elliott and Mason; he remarked
guard, Don Bailey. that, "I want to play for the type
- - - of people they are. They are some
of the finest and warmest people
I've ever met. I feel this way about
shook up about an injury and it
wasn't even mine.
"In a pre-season game last year,
guard Jim Duffy broke his leg in
such a way that, although he was
lying on his stomach, his leg was
twisted so much that it appeared
that he was lying on his back."
Personally he adds, "during a
game I am so psyched up that I
don't feel where I've been cut."
48) breaks away from a Michigan State tackler to score the clinching
8-14 triumph over the Spartans two weeks ago. Craw, who spe ializes
ohnson, capitalized on one of his infrequent opportunities to carry
and running 18 yards for the score.
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'M' lacrosse stages Joel Cordish Day
Homecoming Saturday at Mich-
igan can mean only one thing
FOOTBALL. And we realize it's a
very big game, but what are you
going to do until one o'clock? The
lacrosse team has a suggestion. At
9:30 on Ferry Field this. Saturday,
'Michigan will meet the Notre
Dame lacrosse team in a game
which propiises to be very excit-
But there's a better reason for
going to this game than just for
the excitement of watching what.
Sports Illustrated calls "The fast-
est game on two feet." Oct. 26 is
Joel Cordish Day.
While attending Johns Hopkins
University, Cordish played goalie
for the lacrosse team for four
years. He received his master's de-
gree from Columbia, and came to
Michigan to work for his doctorate
degree in English. He becane one
of the- assistant coaches for the
Wolverine lacrosse team as well
as assuming once again his goaile
Early on the morning of Oct.
5, Cordish was shot on the .Diag.
He is off the critical list now, but
is still paralyzed from the neck
down. His assailant has not yet
Donations will be accepted at
the game this Saturday to be used
as a reward for the 'apprehension
and conviction of the person re-
Lacrosse is an exciting sport,
and Homecoming should be a fun
weekend, and this Saturday at
Ferry Field is Joel Cordish Day.
His friends and fellow team mem-
bers will appreciate your support.
Support them in more ways than
the entire coaching staff."
As a senior, Crawbwas a much
sought after player by many col- v ------'BbLe L
leges. "My father went to art-'Bob Lees
mouth and I used to love their
uniforms. In grammar school, the P n-s'-ht tif
Princeton-Dartmouth game was
However, Craw never really con- And it came to pass in those days, when the leaves lay on the
sideg the Ivy League. "The Is ground, that there went out a decree from Caesar to tax everything
Leaues vr si stereo-,insight. And all went to be taxed, each to his own city. And Doe
typed stOhms went up from Buffalo, out of the city of Poland, into the
"And I didn't like Notre Dame Mother of State Universities, unto the city of Loco Parentis, which is
"Ande idn't like Nootre Dame called the Research Center of the Midwest, to be taxed with Janet,
because it was like a football fac-
tory. Also I didn't want to play his Wonder Woman-and also to catch a little action on his side.
for a demigod." And so it happened that Ohms ventured back to his land, the
In light of this year's success, land where his fame was born. And there were in the same country
he shouldn't regret his decision. Toads abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flowerage by
night. And lo, the spirit of Dick Woodward cache upon them, and the
glory of Fat Dan shown about them: and they were sore afraid. And
Big Ten Standings the spirit said unto them:
MICHIGAN 2 0 1.000
Ohio State 2 0 1.000
Minnesota 2 0 1.000
Indiana 2 1 .667
The Yellow-Billed Wordpicker
doesn't write words.
It helps you.remember them.
From the closed dead ends and
littered'canyons of lower
Manhattan, he sings of thefuture
-sometimes burning bright,
sometimes simply burning. A
new kind of ecstasy's on fire here.
'Pits up! for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy,
which shall be to all people. For unto you is returned this day
in the city of Fum a Saviour, which is Ohms the Doctor..And
this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find him decked out in a
bowling shirt-with sequins-bugalooing down 1-94.
And suddenly there was with the spirit a multitude of his Disciples
praising Ohms, and saying:
BEEZ! Ev slots in! The Ohms! Cuckoo-ca-choo!
And there was, in the city of his Homecoming peace, good wlU
toward men-rand good slot-ations for all.
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