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Tar Heels
By HOWARD KOHN used the I-wing formation very
During all the flamboyant rack- effectively by sending out three
etuatrintermissho amurdyatrk- receivers at a time and often
et at intermission Saturday after- flooding a zone. With that setup
noon, hwe had to wait before committing
fore 15,0 so ibh schoobpaads ourselves and thus couldn't have
men that he accidentally dropped our ends rushng on the play."




ers looked more determined than to get into the open even when
discouraged as they went through North Carolina double-teamed
yesterday's workout. him and he did grab eight passes
Error-hunting critics were over- for 96 yards," clarified Mans.
joyed when All-American split: And the 6' 1" senior, who has
end Jack Clancy couldn't handle almost completely rewritten the
Dick Vidmer's bullet-hard shots Wolverine record book for pass'
after the "picture plays" of the receivers, dazzled the Tar Heels
first two games. with a pro-type completion that
Clancy Still Booms included a one-handed juggling,

his baton.'
A few moments later, Michi-
gan's football team became so
disenchanted about marching over
a slightly-better-than-mediocre-
one-man team named Danny Tal-f
bott that it inexplicably dropped
out of the game.
For thirty minutes Michigan's
running backs and aerial actors7
looked so -dead pan they could
have qualified for "Fracturedj
Going into the game North
Carolina's inexperienced offense
had been able to light up only
10 points on the scoreboard in.
two previous contests - despite
triple-threat Talbott, whom many
hush-puppy confederates regard
as North Carolina's contribution
of the century.
Fists of Iron
Michigan, on the other hand,
had punched through two feath-
ery defenses for 58 points and
+ nearly 800 yards in two straight
But when it was all over, North
Carolina became the second
Dixieland team in as many years
to fly home with an upset vic-
Most of the hometown fans, in-
stead of leisurely waiting to listen
to post-game renditions by the
best of the bands, walked grimly
away muttering, "They looked
pretty damn lousy. I wonder what
Assistant coach Dennis Fitz-
gerald offered one explanation.
"We didn't do a good enough job
of convincing the team that
North Carolina could beat us.
Last year we pushed them all
over the field until the heat got
to us, and we still won.
"The team knew that North
Carolina could be good. They
were ready, but not ready
Back to the Honing Board
Head coach Bump Elliott added
his analysis of the second-half
boomerang. "There is no excuse
for our offense bogging down. We
just weren't sharp. We missed
blocks, missed tackles and gen-
erally made mistakes in tech-
"Perhaps one of the key factors
in the loss was the critical nature
of our mistakes. Whenever North
Carolina needed yardage or need-
ed a break, we seemed to give it
to them," he noted.
In the final diagnosis, the
coaches put as much blame on
the defense as the offense for the
"We didn't hit as hard as we
should, and we made some seri-
our defensive mistakes," pointed
out assistant coach Don James,
who handles the defensive sec-
Came the Flood
He further explained, "They

Michigan's two sophomore ends
-Tom Stincic and Jon Kramer-
"graded out pretty well" accord-
ing to James, but he also cited
"better coaching and more disci-
plinie" as necessary improvements
for the overall defensive bulwark.
"We are going to have to stop
more 'third down' plays," ac-
knowledged James. "We should
be stopping seven out of very ten
in order to maintain ball-control,
but we simply haven't been doing
First Prize
While the defense was having
trouble taking the ball away from
the Tar Heels, the offense had
directly proportional luck in giv-
ing the ball away. Two fumbles,
three interceptions and "too
many" dropped passes were the
Still, with all the weighty evi-
dence against Michigan's claim as
a Big Ten threat, the coaches
were slow to reach for the panic
button. The coaches and the play-I

Wolverines for the third game in team's misdemeanors.'
a row. Offensive tackle Jim Hri- "Ward's been a standout player
bal's laceration over his eye and for three years. We're not going
Jim Detwiler's pulled hamstring to get down on him just because
muscle were the only medical he didn't have a good day" he
cases. explained.
Neither injury was serious, and "We're not down on anybody.
both players are expected back We're no longer concerned with
in the lineup against the Spar- North Carolina. Now we're going
tans. to concentrate on Michigan
In last year's three pre-season State."
r games, Michigan followed a And there'll be no problem con-
strikingly parallel pattern to this vincing the Wolverines that the
year. It won its first game hand- number-one-ranked Green Giants
ily, narrowly outlasted its second icnba hm
foe and then shamelessly catered_ can beat them.
to a guest team from south of the_
Mason-Dixon line in the third

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But assistant coach George
Mans, who is responsible for the
offensive ends, disagreed with the
contention that Michigan's air
attack could be grounded.
"Although Clancy didn't hang
onto two passes that he normally
should have caught, he was able
Jay Zulauf, president of the
University Activities Center (UAC)
announced yesterday that UAC is
seriously considering the possi-;
bility of a closed circuit telecast
in Hill Aud. of Saturday's Mich-
igan - Michigan State football
game. A final decision is expected
today after clearance with the
Big Ten and a thorough investiga-
tion of what Zulauf termed "a
tremendous financial outlay."

In the final minutes of play,
the Tar Heels elected to put three
men on Clancy in order to con-
tain him, but he still snatched
one hook pass and Vidmer was
able to connect with tight end
Warren Sipp for another.
Sipp, a sophomore in his first
season as an end, was also making
his debut as a starter following
Clayt Wilhite's injury earlier in
the week.
Mans credited Sipp with a
"good job on the line" but ad-
mitted that he'd committed "mis-
takes that you expect from a
Sipp played the entire game
Saturday, but Mans was optimis-
tic that Wilhite would be ready
to help out this weekend in East
Injuryitis took it easy on the

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Wednesday, Oct. 5
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But They're Still Green
Its fourth game and first in
the Big Ten was also against
Michigan State.
But Elliott is anxious to forget
about similarities and similes.
"We've got a different teem, and
they've got a different team," he
said. "There's just no comparison
to last year."
Despite the ineptness of last
Saturday, Elliott is anxious to test
his offensive machine against the
Spartan wall.
Although Elliott stated that he
"plans no major lineup changes."
he also indicated that Jim Det-
wilier could be starting this week-
end for the first time since the
1965 Michigan-Michigan State
clash. "We'll wait and see how he
does this week in practice, but he
has been coming along," explain-
ed Elliott.
That would make junior Ernie
Sharpe the first substitute for
either Detwiller or Carl Ward.
Ward had two fumbles one
bobbled pass and a 15-yard per-
sonal foul charged to his bill
against North Carolina in a per-
formance that epitomized the
frustration of Michigan's attack.
But Elliott did not linger on a
detailed cause-and-effect rela-
tionship for either Ward's or the

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WOLVERINE HALFBACK Carl Ward clutches his chest as the slippery pigskin eludes his grasp.
The fumble, one of two Ward made during the day, was an example of the lackluster offense Mich-
igan showed during the North Carolina game.

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By The Associated Press
State Coach Duffy Daugherty be-
gan drills yesterday for Saturday's
meeting with arch-rival Michigan.
"This game means more to us
than any on our schedule," said
Daugherty, admittedly still miffed
False Start
Michigan State scout Al Dorow
4 winced after one Wolverine pen-
alty last Saturday. When Mich-
igan was called for off side, North
Carolina simply backed off and
got ready for the next play. "On
those situations we tell our boys
to go after the center and the
quarterback,' explained Dorow.
"We get them any way we can."

with the inept showing of his of-
fense in a 26-10 victory over
The offense, said Daugherty,
"made mistakes where we stopped
ourselves - penalties and missed
While MSU's first string went
over the Michigan scouting re-
port, Daugherty was asked if his
No. 1 ranked Spartans could take
a second straight Big Ten title,
something that hasn't been done
since Ohio State did it in 1954-55.
"The road is becoming rougher
and rougher and right now it is
about as rough as we can stand,"
he said, noting that Ohio State is
MSU's opponent the week after
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