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Page 10-Tuesday, October 17, 1978-The Michigan Daily
Ii's training time or Blue cagers





Johnny Orr had his opening practice last Sunday
all planned out. First he'd welcome the new guys, say
hello to the old, and then blow the whistle in hopes of
starting the 1378-79 basketball season in better
fashion than the 1977-78.
INSTEAD, ORR found himself juggling his early-
season drills as his team resembled a hospital ward
more than a house of players. Sophomore guard
Mark Bodnar has been laid out of practice with a cast
on his right foot, and second-year forward Mark
Heuerman is hampered with a cast on his left
arm-the result of a broken wrist. w
Add to the list Johnny Johnson's sprained elbow,
John Garrs' tendonitis and Phil Hubbard's effort to
shake off a' year of inactivity following knee surgery
and you've got a pretty good idea of what Orr is going
through as the Wolverines officially open camp. The
situation is so serious that former Wolverine Len
Lillard has been called from retirement to workout
,with the team 'on a temporary, basis.
Professor Ross has just completed a book which addre
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Despite the somewhat less than auspicious start,
enthusiasm abounds and many of the players are
looking forward already to the opening game. . . six
weeks hence.
"It's going to be a great year," smiled Tom Staton.
"Number one, we've got the franchise (Hubbard,
who else) back. Number two, we've got some good
young players who are going to contribute right
away. And then everyone who's returning has im-
proved. With all these ingredients we can't help but
be a winner."
HUBBARD, WHO yesterday participated in only
-his second practice since last year's injury, is a little
behind the others but doesn't anticipate any
"They're (the reflexes) a little bit slower. My main
problem is getting tired. I'll be alright in a few
"He's behind the other guys," commented Orr.
"He's about ten pounds overweight, and I hope we
can get the wrap (on his left knee) off in a couple of
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(pick score)

The "good young players" that Staton spoke of are
still in the early stages of Orr's training program and
have a little learning to do before they feel secure.
"It's kinda rough right now," said rookie forward
Thad Garner. "Last year I went to school in Ham-
mond (Indiana) and everybody there was six feet or
under. Here everybody is the same size."
FRESHMAN GUARD Keith Smith has been im-
pressive so far, but first-year forward-center Garris
is hobbled with the tendonitis in his right leg. Garris
has not missed any official practices, though, and is
Orr was generally pleased in the condition that his
players returned to camp and singled out Alan Har-
dy, Mike McGee and Mark Lozier as being in the best
"This is the week of pain," sighed Hardy. "You
walk slow during the first week, a little faster the
second, and hopefully things are cool after that."
Michigan continues their practices every afternoon
stressing conditioning and fundamentals. The
Wolverines' first action will be an exhibition against
Windsor at Crisler Arena November 20.



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2. Purdue at Illinois
3. Indiana at Michigan State
4. Iowa at Ohio State
5. Minnesota at Northwestern
6, Arkansas at Texas
7. UCLA at California
8. Nebraska at Colorado
9. N.C. State at N. Carolina
10. Stanford at Washington State
11. Georgia Tech at Auburn
12. Florida State at Pittsburgh
13. Jackson State at Grambling
14. Houston at Southern Methodist
15. Oklahoma at Iowa State
16. Louisiana State at Kentucky
17. Eastern Michigan at Western
18. Baylor at Texas A&M
19. Virginia Tech at Virginia
20. DAILY LIBELS vs. E. Shifman's
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Defensive performance....
-- -a passing concern
CONGRATULATIONS FOLKS, All the moaning and groaning about
archaic football, all the complaining about Boring 01' Bo, all the
criticism of Michigan's pizzaz-less, pass-less pigskin performance have
finally paid off.
For one fleeting moment we caught Bo napping, and in his sleep we gen-
tly whispered over and over, "Worry about the pass, Bo. State can beat you
with the pass."
And like a dream come true, Bo worried about the pass. Never before
has the man worried about the pass like he did last week before the State
game. Never before has he overemphasized the pass to his boys.
And when Saturday afternoon rolled around, we witnessed an event
which has been missing from Michigan Stadium for a good long time. I'm not
talking about Michigan losing at home. Heck, it's not whether you win or lose
it's how you play the game. Right?
The Michigan defense was war of the pass. The linebackers looked for
the pass for that split second on the snap of the ball instead of charging into
the hole'to look for the run, and retreating to the flats only when the pass
developed. The down lineman played the pass rush first-then looked to the
Even the defensive backfield was skeptical of running plays. They
refused to pursue until the runner had crossed the line of scrimmage and ad-
vanced at leat'five yards. After all, one never knows when a tailback is going
to pitch back to QB Ed Smith who will hit Kirk Gibson 30 yards down the side-
Stop the run first
Yes sir, Saturday's defensive performance was a sight for sore eyes.
Bring on USC, Washington, UCLA-the whole damn Pac 10. There's been a
major change here in Ann Arbor.
There were of course minor complications. Somebody mentioned the
final score, and another mentioned Rick Leach's less than pleasing perfor-
mance. But you can't please all of the people all of the time. This time Bo set-
tled on pleasing just some of the people.
Funny thing though. Bo wasn't at all pleased. He said all the worrying
about passing caused Michigan to lose. He said he doesn't like to lose. He
even said he hated to lose. And he also said he wasn't going to worryas much
about the pass any more, because when he does-he loses.
"We just forgot the basic fundamentals of defense," Bo said at his noon
luncheon yesterday, "and that is-the front seven stop the run FIRST and
rush the passer and stop the pass SECOND. IN THAT ORDER. Had we
denied the run, we could have won."
But why did Bo's boys forget about the run? Michigan football players
are known as the most non-forgetting in the nation.
"Because we (the coaching staff) placed too much emphasis on the
pass," came the answer. "I'm talking about the preparation. Saturday had
nothing to do with it.
"When the ball is snapped, regardless of the action, the linebackers
thought pass and that is wrong. Theyshould come up and play the run first,
then play the pass if it develops," Bo told us.
"Second, the linemen should rip through there to stop the run first even
if the other guy is setting up for the pass."
But that didn'thappen Saturday. Instead of the familiar stop-the-rush-
Wolverines, we were treated to the stop-the--pass-Worryverines.
And Bo admitted that he "overcoached' his kids ... that they weren't
prepared to stop the run, that he didn't emphasize the run enough last week.
But all that is going to change unless we act now. Yes folks. There is a
definite possibility that Bo will quit worrying. That he will concentrate on the
run. That we will slip back into a defense oriented about the rush-even if it
means they start winning.
Make Bo worry
And what will happen then when Purdue's Mark Herrmann starts sing-
ing passes and nobody is worried? What happens if everybody starts
"I hope everybody passes against us," Bo said. "I'm serious. You guys
can write what you want but I think that when it all boils down it comes back
to denying the run."
Bo even went one step further. He said Michigan State didn't worry
about the pass too much and that hurt Michigan.
"We would have been better off if they would have been playing better
pass defense and were covering our receivers. Then those passes would have
gone over all their heads," he said in reference to Leach's three intercep-
Oh, let's make one thing perfectly clear. Bo gave the Spartans all the
credit in the world. He said they played good football, and that they didn't
give Michigan any opportunities. But that's not what's important.
We must get Bo to worry again or we could be doomed. Ford had WIN
buttons, we'll get worry buttons. We'll change the words from "Whistle
while you work" to "Worry while you work." Maybe we could hire a plane to
fly around Camp Ranhell Stadium with a sign sayin, "'WORRY BO."
Now all this planning is tentative. What we need is a Chairman for a
Worry Committee. Some have suggested Al Ackerman, but Al has not
proven himself a competent worrier.
Others have suggested President Fleming. But he will be leaving on
December 31st and we may need an intensive worrying effort on New Year's
Someone even suggested me. But the more I think about it-I'm not sre
I could worry in good conscience.


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