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Saturday, October 2, 1971


Page Seveni'I

'Saturday, October 2, 1971 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven







from tolstoy to tinkerbell
Goodbye Willie.
...hello pennant:?
jim kevra
WILLIE HORTON has definitely become a problem for the
Detroit Tigers. For the second time in three years, the
wonderful left fielder of the Tigers has walked out on the ball-
club and, it looks this time that it may be for keeps.
As three-quarters of the civilized world knows by now,
Horton was pulled out of the final Tiger game of the season
last Wednesday night by manager Billy Martin for failure to
run out a ground ball. Immediately after the game, Horton
announced that (a) he wanted to be traded, (b) he was retiing
from baseball, and (c) he would never play for the Tigers
again. He did add, however, that' he wasn't irate over being
pulled out of the game but that his anger had been building
up all season.
This was a complete turn around from May, 1969, the last
time Horton walked out on the team, when he refused to com-
ment about anything and went into hiding for three days.
The best thing right now, for both Horton and the
Tigers, might be for Willie to be traded-preferably to the
National League so that he doesn't come back to haunt De-
Horton, because he is a hometown product, is playing
under enormous pressure in Detroit. A large number of De-
troit fans naturally associate with Willie because of his
background, particularly the black fans since Horton is the
Tiger's only black regular.
In fact, when Horton finally discussed his reasons for leav-
ing the Tigers in 1969, one of the first things he mentioned
was the pressures he felt because of his Detroit background.
In a new city and a new ball park, it might not be too
long before Horton becomes the superstar that everyone has
been predicting he would be.
Although it would probably result in a lot of complaints
by the Detroit fans, the Tigers wouldn't mind getting rid of
Horton. The Detroit Free Press reported yesterday that a
number of the Tiger players are fed up with Willie's attitude
and it seems pretty safe to assume that that's true. Unlike
many other players, Horton has continuously been treated
with kid gloves by the Tiger management, something which
doesn't help his image with the other ball players.
Besides, the Tigers know that they must make a couple of
major trades this winter if they are to have any hope of chal-
lenging the mighty Baltimore Orioles next season. With their
great depth in outfielders, it
seems pretty obvious that one
of them will have to be ,
traded, preferably for a first-
rate pitcher.
Of the Tigers five top out-
fielders, Horton is the most
likely to go. Al Kaline, a 19-
year veteran, is an untouch-
able. Gates Brown, the super-
sub, really wouldn't bring too.
much at the trading market.
Jim Northrup and Mickey.
Stanley both had slightly
sub-par years, either in bat-
tiig average or in power hit-h
ting, which would diminish
their value in a trade.-
But Horton, who ended'
up hitting .289 with 22
home runs and 72 RBI's,
would be extremely valuable
property at baseball's win-
ter auction. Willie Horton
If Horton were to go,
that would still leave an outfield of Northrup, Stanley, and
Kaline/Brown, not a bad outfield both offensively and de-
Another good starting pitcher would make the Tiger's rota-
tion almost the equal of Baltimore. And a player of Horton's
caliber could easily be traded for a Carl Morton or a Steve
Renko from Montreal; maybe even for a Dave Roberts of San
Diego, all of whom are first-rate pitchers.
So Horton, by his quitting the team after an excellent sea-
son combined with the urgent need of the Tigers to make some
kind of a trade for a pitcher, has suddenly become expendable.
Now all Detroit needs is for General Manager Jim Campbell to
get hold of Ed Short, owner of the Dallas Senators and trade
Horton and a couple of throw-ins for Dick Bosman and Frank
Howard and Del Unser and Paul Lindblad and ...

Some football games are im-
portant because of their effect
on conference races. Some non-
conference games can be im-
portant too in establishing con-
ference pride or helping a na-
tional ranking.
But Michigan's game against
Navy today is not important for
anybody, except perhaps the
Wolverines' bench. Taking the
field in Michigan Stadium will
be the Wolverines ranked sec-
ond in the nation, and winners
of their first games, and the
Midshipmen, winners of one
game and victims of two others.
While Michigan has scored
115 points in three games and
allowed only six, the Middies
have been outscored 111 to 19 in
their three outings. However,
The Michigan-Navy game be-
gins at 1:30 and will be carried
over radio stations WWJ, 950
AM; WPAG, 1050 AM; WAAM,
1600 AM; WUOM, 91.7 FM; and
WCBN, 650 AM.
the two teams do have one sim-
ilarity. They have both defeated
the Virginia Cavaliers.
One week after Navy mauled
the Cavs 10-6 Michigan man-
aged to beat the Virginians 56-0
and then trounced UCLA last
weekend 38-0.
Things got a little tougher for
the Middies after their encoun-
ter on a wet field in Charlottes-
ville. They have since been
slammed 56-3 by Penn State
and 49-6 by an unimposing
Boston College crew.
There is nothing particular-
ly imposing about the Navy,
either offensively or defensively,
and Michigan coach Bo Schem-
bechler says, "Navy is not a big
team, and they're probably not
as fast as we are."

to risk injuries to his starters
by keeping them in the game
any longer than necessary.
It will be Kevin Casey, Bill
Taylor, Glenn Doughty, and
Fritz Seyferth opening up in
the backfield for Michigan
again but its likely another
dozen or so bodies may occupy
the Wolverine backfield before
the day is over.
Micigan is expected to go
with the same type of punishing
ground attack that has proven
so successful in the Wolverines
first three outings. Ball control
has been a prime feature of
Michigan's games so far as the
Wolverines have averaged 77
plays per game to 60 for the
opposition. And an average of 7
of Michigan's plays are of the
time-consuming rushing variety.
Taylor had led the Wolverine
attack with 285 net yards
gained and could pull into sec-
ond place on the all-time Mich-
igan rushing totals with a be-
low-average total of 75 yards
The legendary Tom Harmon's
total of 2134 is just ahead of
Taylor and then it's just 300
more yards to Ron Johnson's
best ever total of 2440 (just less
than 1.4 miles).
No other records are expected
to be broken today, but if
Schembechler decides to pour it
on there's the chance of achiev-
ing the top score in 24 years of
Michigan football since the Big
Bad Blue slammed Pitt 67-0.
But Bo's not a man to over-
state a case and should be go-
ing to his bench early if the
Wolverines can roll out to a
quick lead. For those who have
forgotten there are four Michi-
gan quarterbacks with Tom

-Daily-Tom Gottlieb
MIKE TAYLOR (33), incapacitates Virginia fullback Craig Dickerhoof in Michigan's 56-0 rout of the
Cavaliers. Dave Gallagher (71) and Dana Coin (36) also close in for the kill. Michigan's firm defense
held the hapless invaders to 78 yards rushing for the afternoon.
-MJ! At .--.

Slade, Larry Cipa, Greg Koss,
and Jack McBride all waiting
behind Casey.
And there are a myriad of
running backs behind the start-
ers including stars like Ed Shut-
tlesworth and Harry Banks and
lesser lights like John Ceder-
burg (19) and Ron Szydlowski
(23) who are all itching to get
in the action.
The Middies' backfield is led
by sophomore quarterback Al
Glenny who is. supported by
sophomore runners Dan How-
ard and Bert Calland and jun-
ior Andy Pease. None of them
are really very good and the ab-
sence of any starting seniors in
the backfield (there is only one
on the team) indicates the ef-
fect Naval discipline is having
on Coach Rick Forzano's squad.
Glenny was a replacement for
Ade Dillon who quit the Aca-
demy before this season hasn't
yet made much of a mark for
himself. In the three games
Glenny has completed only '14
passes and received only slight
assistance from the runners.
Howard leads the rushing with
136 yards and a 5.2 average but
he's no Joe Bellino.
"Our main goal this week
is to get into shape for the Big
Ten and our game against
Michigan State next week,"
Schembechler commented, ex-
pressing by omission his lack of
concern with Navy.
But, there's always the chance
of an upset, with Michigan
looking past Navy to the Spar-
tans. The Middies have taken
the Wolverine five times In
their eleven game series and
once in 1926 blemished what
was an otherwise undefeated
season for the Wolverines by
shutting them out, 10-0..
So, anything can happen. But
the most likely bet is.that when
the afternoon comes to an end
70,000 fans including the Apol-.
lo astronauts will be seeing
Michigan stars like Howard
Staveran, Jim Johnston, Larry
Johnson and Art Fediuk pranc-
ing around the Tartan Turf.
SurpriU se,
CHICAGO (-) - Apparently on
a better late than never basis, Big
Ten Sports Information Direc-
tors yesterday voted Michigan $s
the probable 1971 conference fbot-
ball champion.
The league tub-thumpers and
their assistants gave nationally
second-ranked Michigan 18 first-
place votes

MA do
The Mid-America Football Con-t
ference, while not nearly as wellE
known as the Big Ten, neverthe-
less shows signs of stepping out
of the shadow cast over Midwest-1
ern football by the Big Ten.
Players, teams, and coaches
nurtured in the competitive at-s
mosphere of the MAC have, burst
into national prominence in re-s
cent years.
Toledo's Rockets have blasted |
off on a 26 game winning streak.
earning mention in tht nat~inal
polls. Miami, of Oxford, Ohio, has!
gained' fame as the training
ground for fifteen collegiate head't
coaches. Bowling Green posted !
the fifth best major college ron-I
lost record in the last decade ands
currently ranks near the top in
both total offense and rushing of-
Western Michigan University,
Kent State, and Ohio University,
are the other three teams in the
MAC, and while they are not pro- t
minent nationally, they helpt
to make the conference one inl
which according to Bowling Green
coach Don Nehlen "it is possible
for every team to beat any otherE
team on a given Saturday."
Favored in this season's title
race is Toledo, under rookie coacht
Jack Murphy. The Rockets have
a wealth of returning talent and
are trying for their third straight
conference championship.
On offense, three year starting'
quarterback Chuck Ealey, who led
the league in total offense as a
sophomore, continues to lead the

em ands respect
Rockets. Thus far this season the was the only team other than
team has averaged 26 points a Toledo to receive a coach's vote
game. for first place prior to the start
Miami's Redskins, coached by of the season. Bill Doolittle of
Schemnbechler's successor, Bill WMU picked the Falcons to de-
Mallory, are off to a fast start, throne the red hot Rockets
winning their first three games. The offense has performed like
In addition to losing record- a championship squad as it ranks
setting quarterback Jim Bengala in the nation in total of-
and nine regulars from last sea- fense and fourth in rushing of-
son's squad, Miami through the fense.adfut n uhn f
years has also lost at least fif-fense.
teen men to the college and pro- Tony Kijanko and Steve Mad-
fessional coaching ranks. den open gaping holes for Falcon
This year's squad of future r u n n e r s Jerry Fields, Issac,
coaches already has an impressive Wright, and sophomore tailback
14-0 win over tough Dayton un- sensation Paul Miles, who already
der its belt and may make a run has 244 yards to his credit.
for the conference title. . Unfortunately for Falcon title
The offense is not as impres- jhopes, the defense is merely ac-
sive as the defense but has pro- ceptable. In two games 40 points
vided scores when necessary. Otto have been granted. Unless the
Graham's son David has been defense stiffens Bowling Green
playing quarterback and kicking, has at the best an outside chance
and fullback Joe Booker gives the to topple Toledo.
team a capable running attack. totoBllTlHo
Western Michigan University, Ohio University has Bill Hess,
coached for the eighth consecu- coaching the Bobcats for the four-
tive year by Bill Doolittle, appears teenth year, a fine offensive line,
to have an outside chance for the and an indestructible halfback,
league championship. Bill Gary.
Offensively the attack is head- The defense has a problem -
ed by experienced quarterback pass defense - and will be lucky
Ted Grignon and standout offen- to hold opponents to less than 25
sive guard Bud Daniels. However, points per game this season.
the teams Western has vanquish- Kent State is an unknown
ed - Eastern Illinois, Northern quantity in the MAC this season.
Illinois, and Ball State did not Ohio downed the Golden Flashes
provide stern tests. 37-22 last week witht a strong
Surprisingly, Bowling Green' running game.

For the Wolverines it could
be a replay of their slaughter of
Virginia. With the Big Ten sea-
son ready to resume next week-
end when the Wolverines take
on their friends in East Lan-
sing, Schembechler is unlikely



(15) Bo Rather (180)
(73) Jim Coode (235)
(65) Reggie McKenzie (232)
(53) Guy Murdock (210)
(60) Tom Coyle (233)
(76) Jim Brandstatter (245)
(85) Paul Seymour (231)
(12) Kevin Casey (175)
(32) Fritz Seyferth (218)
(42) Billy Taylor (195)
(22) Glenn Doughty (204)



Larry Van Loan (190)
Len May (228)
Bob Van Dine (234)
Bob Leerberg (200)
Bob Johnson (230)
Max Legg (230)
Steve Ogden (196)
Al Glenny (184)
Andy Pease (192)
Bert Calland (180)
Dan Howard (184)
Al Mayfield (211)
Glen Nardi (234)
Chuck Voith (203)
Steve Sammon (222)
Bob Willard (203)
John Sparaco (200)
Mark Schickner (186)
Jim Garban (192)
Pat Virtue (177)
Brad Stephan (195)
Charlie Robinson (170)



Butch Carpenter (215)
Dave Gallagher (225)
Greg Ellis (223)
Tom Beckman (246)
Mike Keller (215)
Mike Taylor (224)
Tom Kee (210)
Frank Gusich (188)
Bruce Elliott (175)
Randy Logan (192)
Tom Darden (195)




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By CHARLES A. BLOOM looking like the USC defense we've
Today there will be another of all come to love.
those classic battles of the ir- It was written in a national mag-
resistible force versus the im- azine that Southern Cal was the
moveable object. team with "all the talent and none
Over in Norman, Okla., the of the luck." Following some du-
University of Oklahoma Sooners bious NCAA rulings and suspen-
will play host to the Trojans of sions, USC is emerging a prime
Southern California. candidate for Pasadena on Jan. 1.
The Trojan defense has not al- Meanwhile the eighth-ranked
lowed a point in ten quarters while Sooners of Oklahoma have super-
Oklahoma has scored 85 points in charged their offense and are
just two games. Still, the game ready to tackle Nebraska and the
may boil down to a contest be- rest of the Big Eight.
tween two fine quarterbacks, Jack Sooners coach Chuck Fairbanks
Mildren for Oklahoma, and Jimmy sees today's game as a real test
Jones of USC. of his squad. "Being one of the top
Though Trojan coach John Mc- teams in the country, Southern
Kay talks of improving the offense, Cal will provide us with competi-
last year's figures do not seem to tion equal to that of our confer-
bear him out. In it games, the ence."
offense scored 343 points, the high- The main difference over last
est total in 40 years. USC, along year's performance has been the
with Jones, has returning 220 lb. excellent results from the Wish-
tailbck Rod McNeil, tailback Lou bone-T. Quarterback Jack Mildren,
Harris, and fullback Sam (Bam) running for his life over the past
Cunningham. mtwo years, is now running for day-I
The real p~oblenm of the USC light. In the backfield, along with
offense lies in the fact that re- Mildren, are halfbacks Joe Wylie
placements must be found for re- Iand Gre Pruit Wvlie and Pruitt.

climate weather, so we weren't
tested. In the Pitt game, we did
not. have a good game defensively.
It is something we must improve
Fairbanks defined the key to
USC's offense. "The secret to their
attack is the fine protection they
give their passer. Our pass rush
must improve if we hope to stop
their fine offense. It will be a dif-
ficult chore."
Southern California is looking to-
ward New Year's and roses. Okla-
homa is looking toward a trip to
Other games of interest include
old rivals, Pitt andaWest Virginia,
in an evenly matched contest.
Third-ranked Texas plays host to
the Ducks of Oregon, seventh-
ranked Colorado hosts Kansas
State, and Air Force meets Penn
Perhaps the South's biggest riv-
alry resumes today when Missis-
sippi meets Alabama. The Rebels
are weaker with the departure of
Archie Manning but should still





State Street at Liberty


-Associated Press
Leland plucked
Not to be outdone by Willy the giant mosquito, three year old
Leland the parrot, dashed on field in hope of kissing Giants' star
hurler Juan Marichal in Thursday night's pennant winning game
at San Diego. The Giants won 5-1, but Leland was foiled in his
attempt as hostile security guards brutally de-feathered his
scrawny body.


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