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October 20, 1978 - Image 10

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Page 10-Friday, October 20, 1978-The Michigan Daily

GRIDDE PICKS
Now that he has made his home in the Detroit area, Red Wing multi-million
dollar goalie Rogie Vachon has finally admitted why he signed with Ted Lindsey's
aggressive hockey team. "The cost of sending my Gridde Picks airmail from
LA to Ann Arbor was becoming outrageous, so I figured I could save so'me money
by moving to Detroit and driving my Griddes to Ann Arbor myself." Get those
Gridde Picks over to 420 Maynard by midnight Friday so you can win yourself that
small two-item pizza from Pizza Bob's.

IRA MATTHEWS IGNITES OFFENSE
Wisconsin primed10 Badger Blu

1. MICHIGAN at Wisconsin
(pick score)
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
13. 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
Michigan
18. Baylor at Texas A&M
19. Virginia Tech at Virginia
20. DAILY LIBELS vs. E. Shifman's
B.U. Bench

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Wisconsin coach Dave McClain apparently learned
a few things from his coaching mentors, Woody and
Bo. He's learned how to NOT give an already angry
team any more of an incentive to massacre his
developing Badgers.
McClain adamantly conceded that the Wolverines
had the superior team. To listen to this coach one
may just as well stay in bed Saturday afternoon.
"There is no question that Michigan has the
superior talent. We may be 4-0-1 but we have not
played the caliber of competition that Michigan has.
We're just going to go out there and do our best, but to
tell the truth, I just don't know whether that'll be good
enough to win the ballgame."
"On offense, we'll have to have a balanced attack
in order to be effective. Ira Matthews is the key. He'll
have to have a good day in order for the offense to
go."
Matthews,'a small tailback, comes into the game
as the leading Badger rusher and scorer. A
dangerous return man, Matthews leads the Big Ten
with almost a 20 yard average and two touchdowns on
9 punt returns. His play against Indiana (he scored
three touchdowns) prompted coach Lee Corso to
comment: "I'll be glad to see him graduate. He did a
lot of that on his own."
Mike Kalasmiki, a junior quarterback, starts for
the Badgers. "He's a good passer; not a great passer,
but a good one who is also a decent runner. He's ver-
satile enough to run the multiple I[option attack,"
McClain said.
"We run an attack which is very similar to the one
Michiganoperatesout of. Strictly I-formation foot-
ball with the slotback."
The slotback is Wayne Souza. He is the third
leading receiver on the squad. The leading receiver
is David Charles, a man Michigan will probably keep

close tabs on all afternoon.
The Badgers will give away a good deal of poun-
dage in most of the matchups along the lines. Mc-
Clam acknowledged this fact:"There is no question
about the fact that the game will be decided in the
trenches and Michigan's superior size on the offen-
sive and defensive lines is definitely going to give us
some problems.?'
"For instance, at one guard (Brad Jackomino), we

and 150 yards and Clayton has caught three touch-
downs. And if you concentrate on shutting down thE
outside running game Leach will kill you.
"What we're going to have to do is keep them ofi
balance. We're going to have to gamble and try a
bunch of things. We will go with one formation one
down, and switch up with something new. We'll try
just about anything."
McClain readily gives Bo credit for teaching him

'The one thing we just don't have is the speed to keep up with peo-
ple like Clayton and Huckleby. Their speed scares me more than any
thing. You try stopping Davis on those little pops up the middle and
you open .yourself up. The next thing you know, Huckleby has three
touchdowns and 150 yards and Clayton has caught three touchdowns.
And if you concentrate on shutting down the outside running game
Leach will kill you.'
-Wisconsin coach Dae eMcClain
....... ....::. ......:

start a player who is only 5-10, 210 pounds. We're
going to have to run a few more traps, pull him a bit
more than we usually do just to offset the tremendous
size disadvantage. The key here is to do things that
the defense does not expect."
McClain's main task on defense is to deal with the
speed of the Michigan players. "The one thing we just
don't have is the speed to keep up with people like
Clayton and Huckleby. Their speed scares me.more
than anything. You try stopping Davis on those little
pops up the middle and you open yourself up. The
next thing you know, Huckleby has three touchdowns

what he knows about coaching football. "There is nc
doubt that Bo taught me everything I know about
football. At the time I worked for him I was very
young and we were very close. I'm sure the
similarities in our coach philosophies are obvious in
the way our teams play."
He continued: "The problem with Michigan is that
there is no one man you can key on. We're just going
to play solid football and hope it's enough to win the
game. Besides, I wouldn't tell if there was any one
thing we saw that could possibly be pivotal," he
laughed.

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Ira Matthews
Blue
runners
return
By JOHN LIBBE
You'll have to forgive Michigan
cross country coach Ron Warhurst
for reminiscing a little bit Saturday
at the Michigan Federation 10,000
meter run. There's good reason for
him to be a little nostalgic.
TOEING THE LINE at eleven
o'clock on the tenth tee of the UM
golf course will be Greg Meyer and
Bill Donakowski, two former three-
time all-Americans at Michigan. In
addition to these two, Herb Lindsay,
a three-time all-American at MSU,
and Gordon Minty, a former NCAA
cross country champion while at
Eastern Michigan, will also be in the
field, along with numerous area
track clubs. "It should be a helluva
race," noted Warhurst.
The invitational meet is an open
race, meaning no team scores are
kept. Coach Warhurst is running
seven or eight men, but not his top
seven," since we have four really
big meets coming up."
Won't it be a different feeling
coaching against Meyer and
Donakowski? "Yes," said Warhurst,
"but 1 don't count those guys as
enemies." Hardly. Meyer, who is
now running with the Greater
Boston Track Club, is flying in from
Boston and will be staying with
Coach Warhurst and Donakowski
calls up Warhurst once a week to
talk about training. The three will
definitely be friendly adversaries on
Saturday.

Now comes Miller time.

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