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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Sunday, September 13, 1970

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Offense stacks up strong if not deep

(Continued from Page 3)
more critical. Johnson was a
hard man for anyone to follow
and due to his iron constitution
and body no one else got much
experience. A sophomore, Glenn
Doughty, won the starting as-
signment and proceeded to de-
light everyone by running 80
yards for a touchdown early in
his first game,
Doughty went on to gain over
500 yards in the first five games
before he was injured. His re-
placement, Billy Taylor, was the
pleasant surprise of the season
as he gained -808 yards in the
last five games, including touch-
down runs of 84 and 71 yards,
This year Schembechler is.
faced with the pleasant situa-
tion of having all three return
to his starting backfield. Rather
than having either Doughty or
Taylor sit on the bench he mov-
ed Taylor to fullback to replace
last year's immovable o b j e c t,
Garvie Craw.

While admitting that Taylor
-might not be the superlative
blocker that Craw was, Schem-
bechler feels that he can do the
job at fullback, commenting,
"Taylor now weighs over 200
we'll use the fullback more
as a runner and less as an in-
side blocker. If we sacrifice any-
thing in fullback blocking, we'll
make up for it in running."
When someone with more
bulk is needed Schembechler has
Fritz Seyferth to turn to, who at
6'3" is five inches taller than
Taylor. According to the coach,
"Seyferth will come in for the
tough running stuff and when
we thihk we want a little more
blocking."
Wingback is the one backfield
spot that will not be staked out
by a returning regular, b u t
sophomore Randy Logan, cur-
rently the top candidate for the
slot, is considered by Schem-
bechler to be a top prospect.
Logan, however, has been
hampered by injuries and Bill

Berutti, who has been shuttled
back and forth between quarter-,
back and wingback, is currently
holding down the position, with
the aid of Greg Harrisora, who
was injured during the season's
first scrimmage.
Unfortunately, the view down
the offensive line is not as
rosy. The most notable absence
will, be that of All-American
tight end Jim Mandich. Schem-
bechler admits ' "We'll n e v e r
replace Mandich", but t h i n k s
Paul Seymour and Jerry Schu-
macher can get the job done.
Schumacher, however, is only a
sophomore and Seymour, though
a junior, has only 37 seconds of
playing time.
Tackle is another h a p p y
land where the first string is
returning. Jack Harpring and
Dan Dierdorf, who each put in
almost 300 minutes of playing
time last year, are dependable
regulars. Dierdorf was named to
the second All-American team
by the Central Press and w a s
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given honorable mention by the
Associated Press and UPI as
well as being named to their all-
Big Ten teams. Harpring was
named to the honorable mention
all-Big Tin team.
If either Dierdorf or Harpring
needs a breather junior Jim
Brandstatter is available as a
backup man, but he is the only
other experienced tackle. Be-
hind -him are sophomores Jim
Coode, Tom, Ferchau and Tom.
Poplawski.
With both of last year's start-
ing guards, Dick Caldarazzo and
Bob Baumgartner, graduated,
the positions will have to be
filled with new players this year.
Reggie McKenzie has experience
at the position and should hold
down one of the sides while con-
verted tackle Werner Hall takes
the other. Behind them will be
ex-center Tim Killian and soph-
omore Tom Coyle.
Last year the team had two
experienced centers, Pete Sar-
antos and Tim Killian return-
ing. After they were both in-
jured before the season started
sophomore Guy Murdock won
the start in the first game and
played so well that he continued
to start although both Sarantos
and Killian recovered. Murdock
wound up being named to the
All-Big Ten team. He will be
backed up this year by Bill Hart,
a strong sophomore prospect.
THREE EXPERIENCED play-
e are returning to the split
end position. Leading the group
is Billy Harris, who was second
last year to Jim Mandich in
passes caught. Harris snagged
15 passes for 302 yards and one
touchdown. Also returning is
Paul Staroba who grabbed 12
tosses for 141 yards., as well as
Mike Oldham who caught four
for 33.yards. Harris, however,
was injured trying to make a
diving catch in the Rose Bowl
game and has practiced in pads
only once a day as opposed to
his teammates twice a day ses-
sions.
While things look quite good
as far as the probable starters
on on offense, Schembechler

says, "We're a- little worried
about our depth. We're deep on
defense but a little thin on of-
fense. Harris- is still doubtful
and we've lost two of our top
sophomores."
The sophomores are Alan
Cowboy Walker, a strong run-
ning back, and Larry Cipa.
Schembechler had counted on
Cipa to be his number t w o
quarterback, but he will be out
for the season.
Sophomore-Jack McBride is
working out at quarterback be-
hind Moorhead, but Schem-
bechler is helping to make Jim
Betts the tiredest man on cam-
pus by working him at quarter-
back as well as his new safety
position, where he will start.
BACKING UP Doughty at tail-
back will be Lance Scheffler,
who turned in a creditable job
in the Rose Bowl after Taylor
was injured and Preston Henry,
who played well in last Satur-
day's scrimmage.
What Schembechler is really
worried about, however, is the
line. While he says that the
"first string line has hung in
there and done well," he also
notes that, "the offensive line
from tight end in is vulnerable
to injuries." This is not to im-
ply that the starters are fragile,
but that if they do sustain in-
juries they may be difficult to
replace.
Killian will be available to
help out at guard, but he is
the only experienced relief at
that position. Hart will be Mur-
dock's backup at center but he.
too is inexperienced.
EVEN IF the starters s t a y
healhy and the necessary re-
serve strength is found, t h i s
year's offense will have a way
to go to equal last year's record
setting performance. At t h e
Iowa game the offense set three
new Big Ten records with 34
first downs, 524 yards rushing,
and a total offense of 673 yards.
In the same game the offense
also set the school record for
See RECORDS, Page 19

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OFFENSE BLENDS
VARIED TALENTS
By MORT NOVECK
One of the greatest things that could
,happen to a college football coach after a
successful season would be for his entire
starting team to return for another season.
Michigan's Bo Schembechler isn't t h a-t
lucky; but seven of the eleven starters on
his offensive unit this year will be combat
proven veterans.
Last year at this time there were large
questionmarks at both running back a n d
quarterback. Ron Johnson and Denny
Brown, one of Michigan's more successful
backfield combinations had graduated, and
there were doubts about their successors.
Junior Don Moorhead had seen some duty
as Brown's backup, but it was uncertain
whether he could do the job for the entire
season.
Fortunately, Moorhead proved that he
was more than adequate as a replacement,
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"We have as good a quarterback as there is
in the country."
The situation at running back was even
See OFFENSE, Page 18

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