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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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'1 ULSDAY, AUGUST 3Q, 1966

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By HOWARD KOHN
Football history at Michigan is
a storied panorama of unforget-
table moments and a workaday
diary of the whims of Lady Luck.
nician and the philosophy of the
historian. There are no pat mat
When the Michigan team walks
onto the field this fall, it will car-
ry with it a heritage which frus-
trates both the logic of the tech-
nician and the philosophy of the
historian. There are no pat
mathematical formulas which can
explain football wins and losses.
There are no nice-sounding, so-
ciological terms which can ex-
plain a team's rises and falls.
Football just isn't academic
enough for the scholar.
Admittedly it has some academic
characteristics. The study that

goes into a single play approaches
the rigor of science and the in-
genuity of art. But when the pres-
sure and excitement is turned on
in a game, where the script can be
changed by a flaring temper, a
slippery field or an unrehearsed
gambit, the slide-rule jockey and
his liberal arts counterpart at a
loss.
On paper the prognosticators
had figured that the Wolverines
were the team to beat. However,
no grid physician, no matter how
psychic, could pre-diagnose varia-
bles like fumbles, deflected passes,
injuries and the many other pit-
falls that lay in wait.
It's an unpredictable game and
that's why Lady Luck got her share
of the headlines.
"The team that gets the breaks

and can take advantage of them
is going to win the game, said a
serious Tony (Jolly Man) Mason,
assistant football coach at Michi-
gan, before last year's Georgia
game. Three hours later he was
back with proof.
Northern Hospitality
Michcigan had just dropped its
first of the season, after winning
its opening two starts. The Wol-
verines fumbled three times to
ruin scoring chances and then
watched the Georgia quarterback
scramble into the end zone on a
reverse bootleg to escape a flock
of blue tacklers for the winning
touchdown
"The guy who could cure fumbl-
ing and baldness could make a for-
tune," quipped Mason a little sad-
ly afterwards. It certainly wasn't

funny. The Michigan coaches and
players had concentrated on hang-
ing onto the pigskin all week, af-
ter committing five miscues in the
first two contests, but it hadn't
worked. "Perfect ballhandling just
isn't coachable," said Mason simp-
ly.
Lady Luck (or maybe her evil
sister) had been working over-
time, too, with more productive
results. In addition to losing the
game to Georgia, the Wolverines
lost starting halfback JAm Det-
wiler to injuryitis with a torn
cartilage in his knee. He joinedi
starting guards Barry Dehlin and
Bill Keating, who had suffered
knee injuries previously, on thei
sidelines. Detwiler made it back
into the lineup for two plays in
the next game, but the only playsi
he and "Kneeitis Inc." made for
the rest of the season were in
pinochle.
It was that kind of year.
Michigan lost its first Big Ten
game to powerful Michcigan Statet
without landing a punch, following
the Georgia debacle. It then lost1
its next one to Purdue by two
points when Bob Griese's last-
minute field goal hit the crossbari
and bounded over, seconds after1
Michigan had missed an insurance;
three-pointer. Michigan lost again
in its next outing, taking andf
missing the gamble for a two-1
point conversion to go down by
one to Minnesota. The breaks?I
Hell, Michcigan couldn't buy one
for all the hardware in the trophy3
case.
The Wolverines ended the sea-N
son at 4-6 overall and 2-5 in thei
conference, but the difference in
three of those losses was a com-
posite total of five points.
No Future in aPst
"We don't have to offer ex-
cuses for the last season and we
aren't going to. A football team
can't afford to live in the past. We
had our misfortunes and it's all
part of the record. Maybe we can
learn something from it for this
year," philosophized rhead coach
Bump Elliott after the season.
Elliott will have his team and

his own strategy set to go again
this fall, ready for the challenges
of his foes and the obstacles of
Lady Luck.
"We plan to initiate a new de-
fensive formation this fall to give
the defense greater versatility in
meeting the offensive play," says
Elliott. In addition to this forma-
tion change, the Wolverines will
have four new varsity coaches and
nine new starters on the frontline:
contingent.
"Changes are inevitable in this
came to Michigan in 1959. "But
game," comments Elliott, who
one thing that has remained con-
stant and continues to impress me
is the enthusiasm of each suc-
cessive team. The boys kept their
spirit all last season, even when
it was obvious we weren't going
anywhere . . . and they had the
same fire back in the spring drills."
Grid Boot Camp
Spring practice, begun by Knute
-Rockne in the heyday of Notre
some clues to the 1966 version of
Dame's Four Horsemen, gave
the Maize and Blue, even if it
didn't supply all the answers. Two
of the questions, about who starts
in the backfield, may not be ful-
ly answered until the season gets
underway. But the drills did indi-
cate that the backfield and the
tackle spots will be the important
pieces in the jigsaw puzzle.
Everyone in the backfield will
be a returning letterman, while
every tackle will be in his first
year as a starter. The graduation
changeover left the Wolverines
with one of the strongest offensive
nuclei in the Big Tei but also left
gaping holes in the lines.
Michigan will have all three of

its running backs and its quarter-
back from the opening lineup of
1965 back again this fall. Dave
Fisher returns at fullback, Carl
Ward and Detwiler return at half-
back and Dick Vidmer returns at
quarterback.
Fisher, a 210-pound senior with
bulldog tenacity, stands only 5'10"
but is deceptively fast and power-
ful when his playing weight is
normal. He was the workhorse of
the Wolverine team last season
when he carried the ball 139 times
for 575 yards and a 4.1 average.
Ward, on the other hand, gained
more yards per try than any other
Michcigan back with his 5.7 aver-
age and ranked with Clinton Jones
and Bob Apisa of the Spartans as
one of the top haifbacks in the
conference. Ward is one of the few
college athletes still versatile eno
c o 11 e g e athletes still versatile
enough to be a standout in two
sports. This breakaway threat on
the gridiron is also a dashman and
long jumper on the Wolverine
track team.
He was the undisputed king of
the grid speedsters for Michigan
until sophomore George Hoeyf
challenged him for the honors,
last spring. Hoey, though, will
still only be a back-up man to
Ward
ffi"Diesel Det"
Detwiler is slated to be the
other starting back, if and when
the effects of his injury wear off.
Except for those few minutes
against Michigan State, he didn't
see the inside of the stadium for
the entire Big Ten season last
fall. "Diesel Det" started the cam-
paign at half last fall and car-
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FootballTikt
This year a student wanting football tickets will be required
to purchase a Student Athletic Coupon. This will provide a sea-
son football ticket. The cost will be twelve dollars $12.00). These
will be sold in the West end of Waterman Gymnasium during
Registration and tickets will be distributed as follows-
1. The seating preferences for students are determined by
the NUMBER OF YEARS IN ATTENDANCE AT THE UNI-
VERSITY. The proper priority groups will be punched at the
Gymnasium after purchase.
2. DISTRIBUTION--
(a) Tickets will be distributed as follows:
Number of Years
in Attendance Priority
Less than 1......................No. 1
1 or more,...........................No. 2
2 or more ............ . ............ .No. 3
3 or m ore ............................No. 4
(b) Priority No. 4 tickets begin at the, 50-yard line.
Priority No. 3 tickets will begin at the end of Pri-
ority No. 4; No. 2 tickets will begin at the ned of No.
3; etc.
(c) Student football tickets to Athletic Coupon purchas-
ers will be distributed as follows:
ONLY No. 4 Thurs., Sept. 1 8:v0 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
ONLY No. 3 Friday, Sept. 2 Same Hours
ONLY No. 2 Tues., Sept. 6 Same Hours
ONLY No. 1 Wed., Sept. 7 Same Hours
Student football ticket distribution will be in the Sports
Building as above and priority will end each day at 4:30
P.m.

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WOLVERINE QUARTERBACK DICK VIDMER rolls out around right end in last year's game with
Michigan State. Vidmer started a quarterback last year, but was replaced by Wally Gabler midway
through the season. Vidmer and John Thomas will be vying for the signal-calling role on this year's
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Mich.
FIRST DOWNS 196
Rushing 117
Passing 68
Penalty 12
NO. OF RUSHES 531
Net Yds-Rush. 2023
Net Yds-Pass. 1337
F'WARD PASSES ATT'D 200
Completed 94
Intercepted by 14
Yds Int'cpt Ret'd 123
TOTAL PLAYS 731
PUNTS, NUMBER 49
Ave. Dist. 36.2
KICKOFFS, returned by 35
YDS. KICKS RET'ND 779
Punts 294
Kickoffs 485
FUMBLES 35
Ball lost by 15
PENALTIES, Number 52
Yards Penalized 446
SCORING TD CK CPR FG
Gabler 7 0 0-3 0
Sygar 1 18-19 0-2 5-11
Clancy 5 0 0 0
Fisher 4 0 0 0
Ward 3 0 0 0
Detwiler 2 0 0 0
Sharpe 1 0 0i 0
Radigan 1 0 0 0
Vidmer 1 0 0 0
M. Totals 25 18-20 0-5 5-13
Opp. Tot. 20 12-15 1-5 9-15
*Includes safety

Opp.
161
93
61
7
440
1436
1324
226
118
10
154
666
61
28.8
37
833
89
744
22
8
54
562
TP
42
39
30
24
18
12
6
6
6
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161

RUSHING
Ward
Fisher
Gab ler
Sygar
Sharpe
Schick
Detwiler
Radigan
Rowser
Morgan
Brigstock
Hollis
Vidmer
Kemp
PASSING
Gabler
Vidmer
Sygar
Ward
RECEIVING
Clancy
Smith
Sharpe
Sygar
Kirby
Ward
Wilhite
Detwiler
Fisher
Morgan
PUNTING
Kemp

Tries
112
139
85
61
18
12
17
18
13
6
4
2
43
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Att.
125
68
2
3

Gains Loss Net
666 27 639
578 3 575
4-4 149 265
254 1 253
76 3 73
63 1 62
70 9 61
60 0 60
50 8 42
11 0 11
11 1 10
7 14 -7
95 105 -10
0 11 -11

Ave.
5.7
4.1
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4.1
4.1
5.2
3.6
3.3
3.2
1.8
2.5
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4
1
1
1

Comp., Int.
58 2
32 7
1 1
2 0

Yds.
825
472
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1. Students in all four priorities should pick up their tickets
on the day of their priority distribution, if not, they will
be issued tickets in the area being distributed on the dtv
of pick-up. After September 8 ,tickets will be distributed
at the Football Ticket Office, corner of Hoover and South
State, thru noon of September 15. No Student tickets will
be handed out after this date. Hours will be .8:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.
2. A Student may present his athletic coupon with ID card
and one other athletic coupon with ID card to receive
tickets at the regular distribution windows. No more than
TWO tickets may be picked up at the ergular distribution
windows.
3. Grouping of more than two will be permitted. A Student
may bring as many Athletic Cards and ID cards as he
wishes. He should take them to a special Group Window
and the seats will be assigned in the estimated lower end
of their Priority Area. The priority assigned to a group
will be determined by the lowest priority of the group. All
2students should pick up on their regular day of priority
distribution to obtain proper seating. The Athletic De-
partment wil not be responsible for lost coupons or
tickets.
4. Athletic Cards for Student's Spouse may be purchased at
designated windows in the Sports Building. Students pur-
chasing tickets for their spouse will receive both tickets in
the next lower priority area. He should, however, pick
up the tickets on the regular distribution day of his
priority. The price is $15.00 and please make checks pay-
able to the Michigan Ticket Department.

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