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December 10, 1978 - Image 26

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Page 10--Sunday, December 10, 1978-The Michigan Daily
Bo.Pilingon the wit

The Michigvn Daily-Sundvy, Deco

The Michigan Daily-Sunday, Dec

A lot of DeoDle that are iealous of Bo
Schembechler's success say that the
Michigan football coach has no
imagination. Run, run, run and an
occasional pass on third-and-twenty
they point out.
Well for those hardened critics we
present the imaginative Bo. Treat
yourself to this rare trip through the wit
and wisdom of Glen E. Schembechler.
September 12, 1978-"I'm nervous in
this game of college football. No matter
how you did it up, you didn't know what
you've got. Illinois could beat a Mich-
igan, 3-0 in Ann Arbor.
September 16, 1978-Michigan 31,
Illinois 0
"We fooled around too much. Illinois
was better defensively. As openers go,
we'll take it. It gives us a starting point
from where we can improve."
September 21, 1978-"This is our
most important non-conference game.
Notre Dame is a strong team in every
September 23-Michigan 28, Notre
Dame 14
"We beat a great team today. All I
know is that we beat Notre Dame and
any time you do that it's something."
September 29, 1978-"A let down is a
possibility because so many people are
congratulating us on last week. Duke is
capable of beating us-they are a good
football team."
September 30, 1978-Michigan 52.
Duke 0
"We were very much surprised that we
could move the ball on their defense
... I was concerned."
October 6, 1978-"They (Arizona) are
not a team you can take lightly. I
sincerely believe Arizona is going to be
a tough opponent for us."
October 7, 1978-Michigan 21,
Arizona 17
"Every football team in America
makes mistakes. We are not
October 10, 1978-"I would say they

(Michigan State) are better than they
were last year."
October 14, 1978-Michigan State
24, Michigan 15
"My honest opinion is that their defense
would never have stopped us. We
stopped ourselves and we didn't stop
October 20, 1978-"Wisconsin is a fine
team. We are ready to run at them, but
that doesn't mean we will run after
October 21, 1978-Michigan 42,
Wisconsin 0
"We've gotta long way to go. I don't
think we were great today but we
needed this game. It was a good
confidence builder."
October 27, 1978-"They (Minnesota)
can do it. All they have to do is beat us
and Michigan State. They have the
October 28, 1978-Michigan 42,
Minnesota 10
"Once we had them 28-3. I thought our
defense was playing well enough to hold
November 3, 1978-"Their (Iowa's)
strength is their defense. Their defense
is as good as any in the league."
November 4, 1978-Michigan 34, Iowa
"Iowa is a good defensive team and
underrated only because they have not
been winning."
November 7, 1978-"Hmmmm,
November 11, 1978-Michigan 59,
Northwestern 14
"A game like this doesn't show us much
because we ran right through them. We
didn't -even run the option that much.
Basically all we did was hand off the
ball and block."
November 14, 1978-"What we want
to do is keep them from scoring a lot."
November 18. 1978-Michigan 24,
Purdue 6
"I'm a little bit surprised. I didn't think
we would get that much yardage
November 20, 1978-"It is impossible

for me to believe that Ohio State is
anything but a great football team."
November 25, 1978-Michigan 14,
Ohio State 3
"We are happy we won. We can
attribute this victory to the tenacity of
the Michigan football team."
Also November 25, 1978-"I think
- - -

USC is the best team in the nation. We'll
probably be underdogs by a couple of
November 30, 1978-John Robinson,
USC football coach on previous
quote-"Tell Bo Schembechler he's
full of..
Wit and wisdom?

QUARTERBACK RICK LEACH is pressured by Minnesota's defensive tackle
Jim Ronan as-he attempts to pass in the 42-10 Wolverine victory. Leach was nine
of 13 for 143 yards in the Homecoming game.
Blue D braced for Trojans.

(Continued from Page 5)
Since Michigan's running defense is
clearly better than its passing defense
(witness the stats plus the Ohio State
and Michigan State results) one might
expect Robinson to take to the air on
offense. Such speculation, however,
cannot be taken seriously; not when
Robinson's penchant for keeping the
other guys guessing is recalled.
Whatever the USC offense comes up
with, Wolverine outside linebacker
Jerry Meter willbe ready for it.
"I haven't looked at USC that much
yet, but I know that they have a good
offense balance," said Meter, the
defensive captain. "We've seen a little
of both (running and passing teams)
already this season. We'll have to
combine our best defensive efforts to
stop them."
Liberty off State
S U. -E UArborland
Maple Village

Michigan will be relying on its
superior quickness rather than
slugging it out with the massive line of
the Trojans.
"Michign's defense has always been
quick," noted Robinson. "We're a
strong group (on the line) physically.
That's where a good part of the game
will be decided."
Wolverine defensive linemen like
Curtis Greer and Dale Keitz must put
on an effective rush to pressure
McDonald, who is not a threat to run
with the ball. And the fine linebacking
trio of Simpkins, Meter and Any
Cannivino, who got their combined
hands in on 297 tackles, will hve to be
flexible enough to contain both White's
running and McDonald's passing.
"The whole key to the game for us is
to force them into making mistakes to
create chances for our offense,"
summed up Meter.
USC has one final weapon in its
offensive arsenal that could come in
'handy in a tight game-piacekicker
Frank Jordan.
It was Jordan's dramatic, 37-yard
field goal that knocked off Notre Dame
with just two seconds left. On the
season the senior booted 10 or 16 three-
pointers.., , .. ., , ,.. 1

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