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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, x.966

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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By GRAYLE HOWETT t
For guys like Rick Volk and Carl
Ward the reason is clear why they
subject their bodies to such pinball
machine treatment everyday. They
like the weather in January out
in Pasadena. How do they know?
They've been there before.
But for guys like sophomore de-
fensive end Tom Stincic goals be-
come secondary; he's too busy
learning the ropes.
"Goals? I'll tell you about my
goals after -the season," Stincic
says. "This is the first Big Ten
season I've ever experienced. I'll
be better qualified after it's all
over."
Stincic, the rangy 6'3", 217-
pound Clevelander, has managed
to best the rookie jinx and has
started every game. "Sure, it's
tough to start a sophomore," de-
fensive line coach Y C McNease
stated, "but in Tom's case it's dif-
ferent. His ability more than
makes Vp for his lack of exper-
ience. All you have to do is look
at the statistics and notice his im-
provements from game to game."
'Big Plays'
All right, let's look at the sta-
tistics. Against Oregon State ,he
made three assists; against Calil-
fornia, one tackle and four assists;
against North Carolina, four tac-
kles, . five assists, and one ,"big
play" (he dumped quarterback
Danny Talbot for a loss); against
Michigan State, two tackles and

eight assists; and last week,
against Purdue, seven tackles, four
assists, three big plays, and one
RBI (he partially blocked a punt).
The press box statistics don't
tell the whole story though. The
coaches rank the players with a

percentage grade, refering to the
number of good plays out of the
total plays participated in. For the
first five games his respective
scores were 77 per cent, 60 per
cent, 73 per cent, 86 per cent, and
87 per cent, where a score of 70
per cent is considered good enough
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Although Stincic has started
every game he didn't inherit the
right end position when he be-
came a sophomore, even with the
credential of the John Maulbetsch
Award given to the freshman
demonstrating capacity for lead-
ership and success.
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to win.He started out as a second -
Few Mistakes stringer," McNease agreed, "rights
"Also consider that Tom has behind Rocky Rosema at defen-
been in almost all of the defensive sive left end. Then we shifted him
plays," Coach McNease continues, over to the right side and he mades
"and in his first five games he's the adjustment real well, despitet
made only one mistake. This is having to learn to use his left arm
amazing for a sophomore-not to after using his right for so long.
make so many mistakes-and if he "We were impressed right awayy
can play five more games like his with his quickness and his hustle.
first five, we've really got a find." He'll hit you and he reacts very
Stincic, after starring in Cleve- well."
land's West Senate League for Specialization1
three years and making All-North- Stincic has always played end,!
east Ohio his senior year, was but at Cleveland John Marshall
doomed to the freshman year of no he went both ways, playing offense
games but plenty of practice, too: "Sure, I'd love to play bothI
Stincic talked about his adjust- ways up here but it would reallyr
ment; "My whole freshman year be impossible. The specialization
was spent learning the techniques today is really something. I don't,
at the college level. Games this even know the offensive plays.I
year were something different. They've changed the numberingt
Each team we play is a new ex- system since my freshman year. Ir
perience because I've never seen hardly ever see the offense during1
them before. practice. They're on another field.
"True, as freshmen, we scrim- The only time the defense sees theN
maged the varsity on Mondays but offense is during games."c
we never got to play the two best Another thing that distinguishesi
teams. Besides, we didn't care if the rookie from the veteran is hisi
we won, just whether we ran the susceptibility to butterflies. "I felt
plays right. If we made a mistake, the heat for the first game,"i
the play would be run over." Stincic related, "but after that

each game became more routine. high school, was sought by some Stincic, fulfilling the rookie role, bound to grow some more. Already
Except for Michigan State. You 150 colleges and finally narrowed also worries about his job. "You he's a vicious tackler. As a matter
know I'm from Ohio and whenever it down between Pittsburgh and have to worry more when you're of fact, he's playing like a senior"
anyone says State I think of Ohio Michigan: "I must admit that Pitty,
State. had me wowed with their schedule. in there every game," he confided, Stincic, perhaps feeling a little
"But I had heard a lot about the They showed me that they played "because if you don't prepare more secure since he has five ex-
rivalry and because of it, I felt a all over the country-teams like properly during the week you cellent games under his belt, fin-
little pressure for the State game. UCLA, Notre Dame, California-it won't be ready. When you're on ally broke down and admitted he
I found myself doing things just- really sounded good. has one goal:
a little bit differently." "The only drawback was that the bench you usually see action
The ilet Tpe itthas donton cmpu. ~only in case of injury to one of "I never have really played on
The Silent Type Pitt has a downtown campus. I the regulars. Some of the pres- a winning team. In high school we
Stincic, like any good rookie, is mean going to class there means sure is off." just had one out of my three years.
seen but rarely heard. As you talk going to a skyscraper. They call it I'd really want to have a year
to him he seems to blend into the the 'Tower of Learning.' You walk However, Coach McNease talks where we had an overwhelmingly
woodwork. The first thing that past all these downtown business- like Tom is going to be in there big season. Like finishing 7-3 this
Coach McNease said about him es to get there. Then, to top it for a long time: "One thing you year,"
was that he was a "quiet individ- off, the stadium is about two or have to remember about him is
ual." McNease, no Vesuvius of three blocks away and you have to that he's going to get better. He It's not quite the Rose Bowl, but
words himself, and Stincic were get there by bus." has a real good frame and he's it's getting there.
properly described by head coach
Bump Elliott when he commented:
"A conversation between these two
is like attending a wake."
Despite being a bust on the
banquet tour, Stincie more than
makes up for it around the team.
"He's not a holler guy," McNease
noted, "but he's definitely the .
leader type. The reason why is
because he always hustles. I've s -
never seen him loaf. He's always
been easy to teach."
Because of his adversity toward
words, Stincic acquires the aca-
demic tag but is quick to slough
it off. "It's not that I'm smart; it's
just that I don't book. I'm basic-
ally lazy when it comes to study-
ing. co. .
Stincic, in his senior year ofkk

TOM STINCIC

Hathaway Hallmarks,
(Or what we hoped Jonathan Winters would mention)

-Daily-Thomas R. Copt
SOPHOMORE DEFENSIVE END Tom Stincic hauls down Purdue quarterback Bob Griese in the
vicinity of the Boilermaker goal line on a big third down play in the third quarter of last Satur-
day's 22-21 Wolverine loss. Seven other tackles, four assists, and a partially blocked punt were also
credited to the improving Cleveland lineman in his best game to date.

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Sets Record
In IM Swim
John Van Dalson of Sigma
Alpha Mu set a new meet record
in the 50-yard freestyle in yes-
terday's opening rounds in the
fraternity dual - meet swimming
competition. His time of 23.9 sec-
onds eclipsed the previous mark of
24.0 seconds And was one of the
major factors in the Sammies' 46-
14 victory over Kappa Sigma.
Sixteen fraternities clashed in
yesterday's action. The remaining
houses will compete during the
rest of this week.
SCORES
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Carious Lesions 30,.Ex-Winchellmen
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Rogues 14, Red Sox 0
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