The Michigan Daily-Friday, November 16, 1979-Page 13
Tem pora ry
Buckeye coach leads
team into new era
Heart and effort.. .
T,,key to victory
MINUS 24 HOURS and counting. Launch pad-Michigan Stadium
1 is being fervently prepared by the Stadium crew and also by ABC
television. The rivalry, the showdown, the shootout, call it anything you
want, it's going to happen tomorrow.
But wait, the Michigan-Ohio State game happens every year. For the
last ten years, a conference championship and a trip to the Rose Bowl were
on the line. This year's no different providing the spoilermaker Boiler-
makers are upended by the Hoosiers down in Bloomington.
This game is different. It won't be the usual M-OSU football game. In
years pass, each season-ending contest has been surrounded by all the
familiar hype that surround this one. The actual rivalry between the two
teams, and also between the two sets of fans, has gone through little tran-
sformation if any.
Tomorrow's contct, however, brings to light some significant differen-
ces. For starters, many people felt that a Big Ten team other than Ohio State
of Michigan would win the'title. Many of those observers picked Purdue.
Another factor is the absence of Woody Hayes and his sideline antics.
Hayes' dynasty ended abruptly last winter. His replacement, Earl Bruce,
has done a very admirable job in keeping the Buckeye fans' hopes up.
Most important though are the styles of these two teams. Ohio State and
Michigan will always be Big Ten powerhouses, regardless of who's
coaching. Yet the Buckeyes and Wolverines, in their own way, are changing.
Shaking off a messy game against Northwestern, where the Wildcats
scrapped their way to a respectable 16-7 loss, Ohio State has rolled over
every opponent since then. In their past five games against Indiana, Wiscon-
sin, Michigan State, Illinois and Iowa, the Buckeyes have scored a mind
blowing 226 points while giving up only 20.
Bruce 's calm
The Buckeye team this year, however, is different because their new
coach is vastly different from Hayes. Whereas Hayes let loose his volatile
temper repeatedly, Bruce maintains a calm image at Ohio State, preaching
patience instead of instantaneous reaction. This change is an asset to the
Quarterback Art Schlichter exemplifies this new attitude. By nature a
great athlete, under Bruce's guidance, the sophomore signal caller
developed into a poised passer this season. He is maturing and refining his
abundant raw talent.
Similarly, although Schembechler is the same person who's been on the
sidelines for the past decade, the Wolverines have themselves gone through
a transformation. But there is one difference. Bruce molded the Buckeyes
according to his own personality. Michigan's change results not from its
leader, but from the players themselves. And it is this change that in turn
has brought about a new attitude in Schembechler.
This has been a crazy and exciting Wolverine season to watch. The near
loss to California, the bombing of Michigan State, the windy Illinois game,
the miracle Indiana game, the trounce over Wisconsin and finally the hear-
tbreaking loss to Purdue depict the inconsistent Michigan season.
Michigan's recognized strength was defense. For the first five games
the defense lived up to its reputation, playing phenomenally. Then against
Minnesota, the defense allowed an extraordinary passing attack eat up yar-
dage, as the Gophers scored three touchdowns. Subsequently, against In-
diana and Purdue, the defense again gave up three touchdowns to each.
See SAHN, Page 14
Gator bid offered
By STEVE SULLIVAN
Ohio State Lantern Sports Editor
Barle Bruce could become the most
successful first-year coach in Ohio
State's 90-year football history this
Saturday in Ann Arbor.
Only Carroll C. Widdoes in 1944 led
the Buckeyes to an undefeated season
in his first year. The Buckeyes were 9-0
that season, beating Michigan in the
final game 18-14. However, the Bucks
did not go to the Rose Bowl that year
due to a Big Ten ban on post season
AT OHIO State, football is a way of
life. Fans would not have stood for
anything less than a winner to replace
Woody Hayes. Yet, when Bruce, the
head coach at Iowa State, was named
as successor, they knew little about
An OSU alumnus and former
assistant under Hayes, Bruce had
rescued Iowa State's football program
from the depths of despair.
Along with rebuilding a Buckeye
team that was not even rated among
the top twenty in most preseason polls,
he has also hastened the return of
respectability to the Ohio State
The Bucks had taken on a villainous
image. They were a rolling monster,
stepping all over the little guys, and led
by a tyrant. Every Hayes outburst put
another scale on the monster's back.
BUT BRUCE has remained low key
since stepping in. He has exercised
restraint rather than action when under
In the opening game of the season
against Syracuse, a questionable call
by an official set the crowd into an
uproar. Instead of a sideline show of
emotion, Bruce turned to the stands,
and raised his arms in an effort to quiet
the boos. It was apparent then the tran-
sition had been made.
He has continued to live up to that
moment throughout the season. He is
building strong media, community, and
campus relations. More importantly,
he has made the Buckeyes believe in
themselves at a time when few others
did. An article in a national sports
magazine stated the Buckeyes really
weren't as good as their record, but
nobody could make them believe it.
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HE HAS shown to his players that he
is a disciplinarian, demanding respect
from his squad, as Doug Mackey found
out last spring. Mackey was not prac-
ticing due to an injury, but was not
going to the trainer for treatment
either. Bruce released him from the
team, rather than bend his rules.
It is this discipline that is partially
due for the success of the Buckeyes this
season. The coach respects his players
and they respect the coach, a com-
bination that was sometimes lacking in
Now, there is one game left in the
regular season - THE GAME. This
will be the most important contest of
Bruce's career thus far, and he admits
Should the Buckeyes win, Bruce will
have accomplished what Hayes could
not until his fourth season at Ohio State
- an undefeated season. If Michigan
wins, we will see for the first time how
Bruce handles himself in defeat. But
whatever the outcome, look for all the
action in Saturday's game to be on the
field, not on the sidelines .
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ORLANDO (AP - If Michigan fails
to win the Big Ten and a Rose Bowl ber-
th, the Wolverines will play in the Gator
Bowl, an Orlando newspaper reported
Michigan reportedly agreed earlier
this week to appear in the Dec. 28 Gator
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THE GATOR Bowl hopes that un-
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Seminoles appear likely to be squeezed
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