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Saturday, September 18, 1971

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seven

Pressure m
According to an old story, F. Scott Fitzgerald once said to
Ernest Hemingway, "You know, Ernie, sophomores are different
from you and me."
Hemingway, after a pause to reflect, answered, "You're
right, Fitz, they're bigger." To which Fitzgerald presumably
resisted the temptation to answer, "Yes, some of them are as
big as the Ritz."
Actually, of course, that story is spurious. The conversation
really involved Michigan Senior fullback Fritz Seyferth, and he
was referring to his sophomore teammate, Ed Shuttlesworth,
who was shuttled in for Seyferth in the second quarter of last
Saturday's Wolverine win over Northwestern.
Seyferth didn't expect to be substituted for, he said, but for
the rest of the game, he and Shuttlesworth shared the fullback
spot that Fritz expected to be his alone until forever or gradu-
ation, whichever comes first.
Now while all the publicity goes to Michigan coach Bo
Schembechler's choice of which two or three quarterbacks to
play in today's non-conference game against non-power Vir-
ginia, a potentially more important decision will be made about
which of two or three fullbacks to play.
It's a situation that Seyferth doesn't particularly like. Does
he think he'll be alternated with Shuttlesworth for the rest of
the year? He isn't sure, he said, "but I hope not."
Regardless, he recognizes the possibility that he could be
pushed out by the younger and bigger Shuttlesworth, who ac-
tually looks a lot bigger than Seyferth than he really is. An
inch shorter than Fritz at 6-2, the stocky 237 pound sophomore
has 22 pounds on his lankier teammate.
Still, Seyferth, a dedicated player wwho joined the team

ounts

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Rick Cornfeld
as a walk-on, has been helping Shuttlesworth and another pro-
mising sophomore, Bob Thornbladh, in practices. "Having been
around a lot longer," Seyferth said, "I can help them a little.
Almost every step has to be done exactly right in practice until
it becomes natural."
Though surprised that he was alternated with Shuttles-
worth last week, Seyferth realizes why it had to be done. "Bo
said there were a couple of formations where he had to put
Shuttlesworth in to bring the plays in," Seyferth said. "We
have limited personnel this year. In the past, we rotated the
guards, but now, especially when we go with two. tight ends,
we don't have the people we used to,"
At any rate, judging by the statistics, it didn't really make
much difference. Seyferth carried the ball eight, times for 28
yards. Shuttlesworth ran twice more and gained five more
yards.
"Ed's a good straight ahead runner," Seyferth said. "Ed
has a lot of power."
If you don't believe that, ask the Northwestern defensive
line. Midway through the second quarter last week Michigan
was faced with third down and two yards to go on the Wildcat
28.

Seyferth
Shuttlesworth took the ball and ran straight ahead, right
at two Northwestern linemen. He was met at the line, but on the
force of his own brute strength, he dragged the ball and the
two linemen the two yards he needed, and the Wolverines went
on to score their first touchdown.
Seyferth was watching that play from the sidelines, and
he admits he feels the pressure. "The pressure is definitely
there" said Seyferth reflectively. "I suppose it keeps you on the
ball. It's good for you."
Today Seyferth expects to be alternated again, not just with
Shuttlesworth but also with Thornbladh. For the Wolverines to
have an outstanding season, the running game must click, and
better than against Northwestern.
"We didn't move the ball like we wanted to," he said. "We
had a few breakdowns. Northwestern made some defensive ad-
justments we'd never seen before and didn't even pick up
until the coaches saw the films."
Last week Seyferth was used mainly on off-tackle plays,
while Shuttlesworth mostly went up the middle, but Seyferth
thinks that pattern was a coincidence. "You've gotta be
flexible and you gotta be ready to adapt," he said, referring
also to Michigan's varied offense, which this year added the
Wishbone-Y, a formation which makes the Wolverines more
flexible.
"The backs are all in close," Seyferth said, "where they can'
go both ways. That way all three backs can be in on the play."
Today, Seyferth will start at fullback again. It's a situation
he's used to, having started the last eight Wolverine games.
He'd like to keep the string going.

-Daily-Tom Gottlieb
Seyferth (32) leads the way

Wolverines

out

to

prove

potency

today

By BILL ALTERMAN { break Ron Johnson's all time rush-
It's been 308 days since Mich- ing record for a Michigan player.
igan Stadium thundered to the Perhaps the best Wolverine run-
sound of Michigan football. Today ner won't be starting today. He is
the structure will once again come sophomore fullback Ed Shuttles-
alive, with Coach Bo Schembechler worth. Shuttlesworth alternated
figuring his offense to follow with Seyferth much of last week
suit. Earlier this week, wnen he and is sure to see some action to-I
was comparing today's game to day.
last week's, he was only half jest- If given the opportunity, Schem-
ing when he remarked, "We ex- bechler who said earlier this week
pect to get more yardage against THE Li
Virginia!"
Last week the offense had to
push and shove its way to two Off(
touchdowns against a strong North- MICHIGAN
western team and against today's (15) Bo Rather (180) S
opponent, Virginia, all indications (73) Jim Coode (235) L
are that the Wolverines' offense (65) Reggie McKenzie (232) 'Lt
will catch fire and show some of(
that high-powered scoring ability (53) Guy Murdock (210)
in that 55-0 game ten months ago (60) Tom Coyle (253) Ri
against Iowa. (76) Jim Brandstatter (245) R
But for Schembechler there still (85) Paul Seymour (231) T
remains that one big problem of (12) Kevin Casey (175) Q
who is quarterback. Against North-: (32) Fritz Seyferth (208) F
western sophomore Kevin Casey (42) Billy Taylor (200) T
got the. nod and it was hoped that (22) Glenn Doughty (204) W
he would lead the team all year.D
Now, however, Schembechler is
not so sure and although Casey (94) Butch Carpenter (211) L
will probably start today, sopho- (71) Dave Gallagher (225) L
more Tom Slade will also get to (68) Gregg Ellis (223) M
work with the first string. Junior (99) Tom Beckman (242) R
Larry Cipa likewise is expected (90) Mike Keller (215) R
to see action. (33) Mike Taylor (224) ML
Regardless of who plays quar- (37) Tom Kee (210) WL
terback, he will have a highly:
talented crew working with him, (14) Frank Gusich (188) We
The backfield will have seniors (21) Bruce Elliott (176) D
Billy Taylor, Fritz Seyferth and (35) Tom Darden (195)
Glenn Doughty carrying the ball. (41) Randy Logan (192) D
Taylor needs only 550 yards to -_

he'd "like to play a lot of kids
Saturday," will try out some of
his other superlative runners in-
cluding tailbacks Alan "Cowboy"
Walker and Harry Banks, and
fullback Bob Thornbladh. All have
looked good in practice this week.
The Wolverines hope to get a
better performance from their
front line who last week did not'
appear overly impressive.
[NEUPS
ense

E
T
G
C
G
T
E
B
B
B
B

(84)
(56)
(64)
(51)
(66)
(76)
(85)
(15)
(20)
(25)
(86)

ense

VIRGINIA
Mike McGugan (180)
Stormy Costas (220)
Greg Godfrey (205)
Paul Ryczek (220)
Tom Kennedy (210)
Dale Dickerson (225)
Joe Smith (215)
Harrison Davis (200)
Greg Dickerhoof (196)
Kent Merritt (172)
Bill Davis (208)
Billy Williams (210)
Bob Bressen (220)
Rick McFarland (193)
Andy Selfridge (225)
Stanley Land (215)
Chuck Belic (215)
Kevin Michaels (215)
Bob McGrail (183)
Gerald Mullins (186)
Robbie Gustafson (185)
Bill Kettunen (185)

Split end Bo Rather will have
his own tough act to follow today.
Last week the junior speedster
scored two touchdowns, one on an
end around and the other on a
freak field goal attempt that a
Northwestern player touched in
The Michigan -Virginia game
begins at 1:30 and will be car-
ried over radio stations WWJ,
950 AM; WPAG, 1050 AM;
WAAM, 1600 AM; WUOM, 91.7
FM; and WCBN, 650 AM.
the end zone and Rather pounced
on it for a score.
At tight end Michigan has two
big men in 6-5, 231 pound junior
Paul Seymour and 6-6 sophomore
Paul Seal.
If the offense is unproven, the
defense this year has already in-
dicated they are every bit as good
as last year's bunch. Against
Northwestern last week the de-
fense kept the Wildcats off the
scoreboard until the fourth quar-
ter when a disputable pass inter-
ference call and a tremendous
catch by Barry Pierson allowed
Northwestern to go in for six.
But the true test for the defense
came at the beginning of the game
when three times Northwestern
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had the ball in Michigan territory
and three times the defense stop-
ped them cold.
Virginia probably won't even get
this far today as they were unable
to score a touchdown in last week's
game against none too powerful
Navy. Virginia will be starting a
lot of sophomores today on offense
and unless Virginia coach Don
Lawrence has been holding out his
top players until today, they will
have little luck against the awe-
some Michigan defense.
The Cavaliers defense is little
better than their offense with only
four starters returning from last
year. They are aggressive and
move around a lot but are much
s m a 11 e r than their Wolverine
counterparts. Against Navy they
did a good job, according to Sch-
embechler, but Navy is not Mich-
igan and the Wolverines know it.
Still the estimated crowd of
84,000 today, including 14,000 Band
Day musicians who will perform
at, halftime, doubtless have memo-
ries of last year's Wolverines who
also were supposed to run wild
against some none to strong early

season opponents. Instead the of-
fense was lifeless as they could
only score 51 points in their first
three games.
Much of the problem could be
blamed on the lack of a set back-
field, a problem which this year
hopefully is eradicated, but the
image still persists that Schem-
bechler's teams are slow starters.
And so Michigan will be out to
prove today that they are a num-
ber one team. They would like to
win and they would' like to win
big. Schembechler would like to
go undefeated this year, and to-
day's game could go a long way
toward showing whether or not
1971 will be the year of the
Wolverine.
Forthe student .body:
FLARES
by

E
T
G
T
E
B
LB
Of
H
S
H

(90)
(73)
(43)
(72)
(99)
(30)
(55)
(27)
(45)
(41)
(16)

-Daily-Tom Gottlieb
Taylor (42) breaks into the clear

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SHOOTOUT IN LA:
B ruins Collide with Longhorns
By MIKE OLIN Defensively, the Longhorns are by linebackers Bob Pifferini and
In what isn't exactly a Winnie counting on such standout re- Greg Snyder, and middle guard
the Pooh--Elsie the Cow match- turnees as safety Tommy Wood- Mike Pavich, the Bruins shouldn't
up, the Bruins from UCLA will ward, moved from linebacker last have to score many points to come
host Darrell Royal's Texas Long- spring, tackle Ray Dowdy, and out on top in their remaining
horns in a tough intersectional halfback Mike Bayer. games.
clash this afternoon. Several of Texas' more promis-
The two teams met for the first ing sophomores; slated by Royal
time ever last year in a game that to start today, are tight end Rick
proved to be a real thriller. The Davis, linebacker Glen Gaspard,;il
Bruins were leading the game with and split end Jim Moore, who has
a mere 12 seconds to play when the formidable task of replacing
Texas quarterback Eddie Phillips Speyrer.
unloaded a 45-yard touchdown pass In Los Angeles, the Bruins have
to All-America, and now graduat- been preparing feverishly oar this
ed, Cotton Speyrer, for a 20-17 game after being upset in their
victory. opener 29-25 by the Pittsburgh NIGHT EDITOR:
The Longhorns, who have yet to Panthers. SANDI GENIS
play this year, are currently rank- UCLA is coached by former,
ed third in the Associated Press Kansas mentor Pepper Rodgers,
poll, behind Nebraska and Notre who came to the Bruins last year i
Dame. after Tommy Prothro resigned to
Having lost only once in their! try his hand with the professional
last 31 games, the Steers look to Los Angeles Rams. .i
be prominent once again in this The Uclans have 36 returning Biirds ti ce
year's race for the mythical col- lettermen from a squad that went
legiate football championship. ! 6-5 in 1970, and came close to sev-
However, the Longhorns are de- eral more victories; witness the From Wire Service Reports
pending heavily on untried sopho- Texas game. DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers
mores and junior college transfers. The Bruin offense will depend swept a doubleheader from the
Royal expects to start between less on the pass this year due to league leading Baltimore Orioles
seven and nine 'green' players, the loss of quarterback Dennis last night, 9-4, 5-3, to move within
along with the only eight starters Dummit, and more on an attack six games of the Orioles. Mickey
remaining from last year's squad. that is equally balanced. Stanley hit a three run homer and
The starting unit will be filled out UCLA's quarterbacking job will a two-run single to power the Ti-
by members of 1970's second team. be filled by either Mike' Flores, an gers to victory in the opener. Tony
Led by quarterback Phillips and excellent passer, or Clay Gal- Taylor had three hits and Jim
ace halfback Jim Bertelson, 5-10 lagher, who is capable of leading Northrup hit a solo homer off the
and 198 pounds, the Texas back- either a running or passing orient- facing of the third deck in right
field will once again operate from ed attack. Coach Rodgers says, field.
a full house wishbone T spread. "We still have a lot of work on
This formation places two run- our quarterback situation because In the nightcap, Northrup hit a
ning backs and a fullback on the of inexperience." three run homer and Dick Mc-
field at the same time. Bertelson, The receiving corps is led by Auliffe a solo homer, as the Ti-
who Royal classifies as "a super tight end Bob Christiansen, who gers nipped the Orioles behind the
outstanding back, one of the best caught 32 passes for 496 yards and strong pitching of Fred Scherman.
I've seen," ran for a 6.0 yard per four touchdowns last year. At split In the opener, Tom Timmerman

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