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Page 8-Wednesday, September 26, 1979-The Michigan Daily
SENIOR ANCHORS DEFENSIVE LINE
Greer' sla leads Blue defense

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By GEOFF LARCOM
Talking to Curtis Greer can be a
little bit of a shock.
Here's the guy who for the past two
seasons has led the Miclhigan defense in
tackles for losses with 11 each year.
He's also the guy who after three
games, not only looks like he could lead
the team again, but might also shatter
his league leading tackler for losses
mark.
With credentials like this, you expect
to be talking to a veritable gridiron
gorilla. Yet there Greer sits, so relaxed,
speaking in gentle even tones, an-
swering each questions fired at him
with patience and sincerity.
So much for athletic stereotypes.
Yet in taling with the 6-5, 260 pound
senior, it's easy to see how he amassed
such stats so quickly. His arms and
shoulders are massive, the products of
working with Michigan conditioning
coach Mike Gittleson over the summer
with the weights.
But of more importance is the fon-
driess with which Greer speaks of his
sport. It's easy to tell that it's still a
game for Greer, one he loves to play,
particularly with this year's Michigan
defense as his teammates.
"The highlight of my career is
playing with this year's defense,"
Greer said. "After going through two-a-
day practices with them and playing
together the past two years, we have a
kind of love for one another."

Love. A curious word when used in
connection with football, a sport built
on a cornerstone of violence. But that
could be one reason why this year's
Blue defense is so successful. They play
as a unit, where one person's success is
everybody's else's.

over towards me."
Greer failed to mention that the op-
posite is often true as well, QBs aver-
ting the Greer pass rush can just as
easily run smack dab into Trgovac and
Keitz.
With this kind of attitude, the tem-

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'WE're a team. We play as one
even though there's an offen-
sive and defensive team. I
think this has had a lot to do
with our success orer the
Years.'
-Defensive Champion-
of-the-Week
Curtis Greer

play as one, even though there's an of-
fensive and defensive team. I think this
has had a lot to do withj our success
over the years.
"Sure I'm disappointed, but only as a
competitor," he continued. "Notre
Dame kicked four field goals against
us. Maybe if we'd blocked one like we
did last year it would have been a tur-
ning point."
C'mon Curtis, don't you think you're
already doing your fair share? That
question remained unasked. Odds are"
Greer would have had a similar respon-
se ready.
Ironically, as pro-Michigan as Greer
is, he almost went instead to Michigan
State to play his college ball.
"A lot of good ballplayers from
Detroit went to Michigan State my final
year, and at one time I thought I might
go there too," Greer said.
But he instead opted to join his Cass
teammates Harlan Huckleby and Tom
Seabron at Michigan and the rest is
history for Greer, whose main goal now
is to beat State.
"I definitely hate to lose to Michigan
State. One of the best things in my life
was to-beat them," said Greer. "That's
a nice thing about our schedule, we
don't have to wait to see who beats
whom. We can knock them all off owr-
selves."
You can just tell Greer wouldn't
have it any other way.

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UPI Top Twenty
o. Calif. (32) ........3-0 566
labama (4).........2-0 529
klahome ............. 2-0 485
exas (2)...........1-0 415
[ebraska ............. 2-0 320
ichigan St............ 3-0 316
Iissour .............. 3-0 304
ouston ............... 2-0' 286
Vashington ........... 3-0 201
lorida St. ........... 3-0 174
'hio St................ 3-0 136
urdue ................ 2-1 130
MICHIGAN ........... 2-1 116
lrkansa .............. 2-0 95
SU .................. 2-0 93
[otre Dame .......,... 1-1 84
CLA .... .......... 2-1 76
enn St..... ....... 1-1 63
. Carolina St.......3-0 38
forth Carolina.......2-0 33

1. So. California (51) ..
2. Alabama (13).......
3. Oklahoma .........
(tie) DAILY LIBELS.
4. Texas (1) ............
5. Missouri.........
6. Nebraska.........
7. Michigan State......
8. Houston.. .......
9. Washington........
10. Purdue ...........
11. MICHIGAN........
12. Florida State.......
13. Arkansas ...........
14. Ohio State.........

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AP Top Twenty

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15. Notre Dame......... 1-1-0
16. No. Carolina State .... 3-0-0
17. UCLA .........,..... 2-1-0
18. Penn State........ i-1-0
19. Southern Methodist .. 3-0-0
20. Louisiana State.......2-0-0

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Michigan, in the wake of Saturday's 28-7 victory over Kansas, hung
on to its 11th place position in both the AP and UPI national rankings this
week.
Similarly, Southern California, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Texas
retained their first through fourth rankings. Penn State and Notre Dame,
however, dropped out of the Top Ten.
SOUTHERN CAL, which beat Minnesota 48-14, received 51 first-place
votes and 1,256 of a possible 1,300 points from a nationwide panel of 65 sports
writers and broadcasters.
Alabama, which blanked Baylor 45-0, received 13 first-place ballots and
1,235 points.
In last week's poll, USC led 49-12 in first-place votes and 1,227-1,153
points.
Oklahoma clung to third place with 1,122 points after its 49-13 drubbing of
Tulsa. Texas received the remaining first-place vote and 1,040 points after
its 17-9 season-opening victory over Iowa State.
MISSOURI, WHICH trounced Mississippi 33-7, made its leap with 898
points. Nebraska edged from seventh to sixth with 862 points after beating
Iowa 24-21.

Hearing Greer speak, one sure gets
that feeling.
"The fun of playing on Michigan's
defense for me is partly seeing others
make the play. Sometimes it goes in the
stats that Greer got a sack, but Mike
Trgovac (middle guard) and Dale Keitz
(tackle) just pushed the quarterback

ptation is to ask Greer what he thinks of
the offensive predicament the
Wolverines find themselves in at
present. Doesn't it frustrate the defen-
se, when they turn the ball over to the
offense only to have another Blue drive
stall?
"We're a team," Greer said. "We

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Ex-Cub
By The Associated Press
CHICAGO - Bill Buckner is "nuts"
and self-centered and, along with the
behavior of three other players, one of
the reasons Herman Franks decided to
stop managing the Chicago Cubs.
In an interview published in yester-
day's Chicago Tribune, Franks also
lashed out at Barry Foote, Ted
Sizemore and .Mike Vail and labeled
Dave Kingman "a little flaky" although
he did not blame the slugging left
fielder for his decision to resign.
IN THE interview, Franks was
especially critical of first baseman
Buckner, who was traded to the Cubs by
the Los Angeles Dodgers before the 1977
season, the same year Franks arrived
here.
"There haven't been many people in
baseball who fooled me, but I have to

i ot is pain
admit Buckner was one of them," Of the ott
Franks was quoted as saying. second base
"I thought he was the All-American time apolog
boy. I/thought he was the kind of guy ball for me
who'd dive in the dirt to save ball "how we did
games for you. was "A con
"WHAT I found out, after being mesick."
around him for a while is that he's nuts. Spar
He doesn't care about anything except
getting a hit. He goes berserk if he goes CHICAGO
through a game without getting a hit. linebacker L
"He doesn't care about the team. All Big Ten Pla
he cares about is Bill Buckner. by The Asso
KINGMAN, FRANKS said in the in- in Saturday
terview, was a "little flaky. . . but I of Ohio.
found out how to get along with him this Bass, a 6-
season. on 18 tackle
The story said that on a recent plane cluding two
flight Kingman stood up and said: "I Michigan ur
want to be traded next season. This fumble and
organization is all screwed up." he moved 1

full Frank s
her players, Franks said eight passes for 233 yards and tv
man Sizemore "spent more touchdowns including one for an 01
izing to me than playing State record of 86 yards to Calv
," Foote kept telling him Murray. He also scored a touchdown
it on the Phillies," and Vail a six-yard run.
stan wnnrw "mu

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vn,
on

istant whiner" who "made
tan honored
O - Michigan State
Dan Bass has been named
yer of the Week on defense
aciated Press for his efforts
's 24-21 victory over Miami
1, 217-pound senior, was in
es, eight of them solos in-
for losses. He helped keep
indefeated by recovering a
intercepting a pass, which
,0 yards to set up the Spar-
uchdown.
GED several others for the
luding linebackers Jim
of Ohio State and Tom
of Purdue and safety Dave
of Wisconsin.
nthe week, Art Schlichter of
was named Player of the
ffense. Schlichter completed

Sailors' sojourns
Michigan's sailing team, competing
against 11 of the top collegiate squads in
the country, finished sixth last weekend
in the King's Point Merchant Marine
Academy's Nevin's Cup in New York.
THE CREWMEN, who placed ahead
of perennial powers Princeton,
Maryland and Penn State, were an-
chored by the performances of Captain
John Dohan, Meg Morrison, Brendan
Dobroth, Pat Neishoff and John Fuilet-
ston.
Meanwhile, at Western Michigan, a
second Blue squad of sailors defeated
five Midwestern rivals in a major
regatta. Freshmen Doug Hefler and
Karl Neumann led Michigan's 'A'
Division victory, while Harry Levinson
and Joan Watts directed the 'B' trium-
ph.
Captain Dohan expects the weekend
showing to vault Michigan into the
nation's Top Ten.

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Upon joining the company, you will begin on the job
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Through participation in on-going company spon-
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Our company recruiter will be interviewing on Cam-
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We are looking forward to meeting with you to
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Ohio State
'Week on off,

GRIDDE PICKS

They said it couldn't happen. Howard
Cosell was, perhaps for the first time,
at a loss for words.
There he was last Monday night, con-
ducting an interview with former
President Gerald Ford during last
Monday's Dallas-Cleveland game,
when suddenly, Mr. Ford's voice rose to
a fever pitch.
. . . and in addressing all students of
my alma mater, the University of
Michigan, I exhort you all to submit
your weekly Griddes. Only through
you-America's yet untouched resour-
ce-can we strengthen the moral fiber
of this great nation."
Cosell, who admits he knows
everything, pursued the matter further.
"Is it not so, Mr. President, that Grid-
des must be submitted to the Daily of-
fices at 420 Maynard Street in order to
receive a small one-item pizza from
Pizza Bob's?"
"Yes, Howard, you're right again,"
chuckled Ford.

1. MICHIGAN at California
(pick score)
2. Michigan St. at Notre Dame
3. Ohio St. at UCLA
4.Oregon at Purdue
5. Northwestern at Minnesota
6. Wisconsin at San Diego St.
7. Navy at Illinois
8. Iowa St. at Iowa
9. Colorado at Indiana
10. Shippensburg at SlipperyRock
(Ann Arbor)
11. Columbia at Lafayette
12. Southern Cal at LSU
13. Miami (0) at Central Michigan
14. Penn State at Nebraska
15. Pittsburgh at Temple
16. Texas at Missouri
17. Georgia at South Carolina
18. Wake Forest at N. Carolina St.
19. Aburn at Tennessee
20. Detroit School Board at DAILY
LIBELS

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