['Wednesday, November 4, 1970,
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
. ...e s y N o e m e 4, 1 7 H I C I A A L
on this and that
A peculiar Hoot
kind of hell
_ ericsiege Redbird ac
FORMER MICHIGAN COACH Bennie Oosterbaan, who coach- 0
ed the Wolverines to a 9-0 record and a national champion- In n earyVu
ship in 1948, laughed when asked if the pressure increased that
year as the team moved towards an undefeated season.
"Coaching is a pressure job to begin with," said Oosterbaan, NEW YORK ) - Bob G
who now handles public relations for thie, athletic department the hard throwing St. Louis
wono yhndles pubirelation fre athleinals' right-hander thoug
"and everything is relative from there have lost his effectiveness a
"But after each victory that year, there was added pres- slow start last season, was
sure. You could feel the pressure increase as the season the Cy Young award winne
went on." terday as the National Le
it The pressure on Oosterbaan that year was particularly top pitcher.
acute. It was his first year as head coach, and he inherited Gibson, who finished w i
a team from Fritz Crisler that went '10-0, including a 49-0 joined Sandy Koufax arid
Rose Bowl victory over Southern Cal, and was ranked sec- McLainastheonlypitch
ond In the country in one major poll and first in another. win the award more than
"There was pressure to preserve Michigan's reputation and since its inception in 1956.
also to maintain the victory string," Oosterbaan recalled re- Getting 23 of the 24 first
icently That string, which started in 1946, went to 24 games be- votes and the other fors
fore the Wolverines lost to Army, 21-7, in the fourth game of place, Gibson won in a la
the '49 season. over Gaylord Perry of San
The current Michigan victory string isn't quite that long cisco, who got the other to
of the 24-man Committeeo
If you count all games, it amounts to a string of seven games. Baseball Writers Associati
In Big Ten play, the Wolverines have won nine in a row. America.
Still, as one of a handful of major unbeaten college Gibson, winning the awar
teams in the country, the pressure is every bit as great, And a fourth place team - a ra
in 1948, the Wolverines played their "Big Game" in the was the only pitcher named
fourth game of the season. That was against Northwestern, 24 ballots-two writers fron
who finished right behind Michigan in the Big Ten and was 118 points. Perry finished wi
ranked seventh nationally4 and the Wolverines won it in a and Ferguson Jenkins of th
walk, 28-0. cago Cubs was third with 1
This year, The Game comes at the very end of the season, In all, 10 pitchers re
;hand that's one of the things that makes the pressure so strong, mention with reliever Dave
not only on Michigan, but on Ohio State, too. of Pittsburgh tied for fourt
Everybody - sportswriters, fans and commentators - are Cincinnati's Jim Merritt
talking about the game. Everybody, that is, except Michigan and eight points, a rare honor
bullpen ace to finish so high
Ohio State. Michigan coach Bo Schembechler, for his part, keeps Gary Nolan of Cincinnat
insisting that he's not going to start looking to- that game until five, Tom Seaver of the New
November 15. Mets four, reliever Wayne G
And down in Columbus, Woody Hayes hasn't been heard er of Cincinnati three, Carl
uttering the word "Michigan" since last November. Appar- ton of Montreal two and
ently, he learned a lesson last year, when all his talk about Walker of Pittsburgh one.
the best team not going to the Rose Bowl became a not-so- Because of the tie for th
funny joke when the best team won, anyway. American League award b
The tight-lippedness of the coaches hasn't stopped any- Mcain ante was institute
one from making comparisons, though. Every time Michigan year with three men select
has beaten a team OSU has played, someone has asked Sch- one ballot. F i r s t place cc
embechler to compare the performances. f i v e points, second threeI
"Comparative statistics don't mean a thing," Schembechler and third one point. The A
said a while back. "Games are decided on the field, not on pa- can League winner will ben
per." But with the Buckeyes playing two previous Wolverine later this week.
opponents in the next two games and the Wolverines coming up Gibson, who will be 35 M
wo 0games for the
against an Illinois that gave Ohio State a scare for three quar- wnstraight20 season, although
ters, the questions will continue to be asked. hadbeen somentalk that h
Inthe meantime, teams that were supposed to lay over and lost something off his blazin
play dead have been putting some momentary scares into both ball when he managed onl
Michigan and OSU. Teams that are out of the running for any victories the first 1% mon
sort of conference or national honors know they can grab the the season.
spotlight if they upset one of the powerhouses. But then he rattled off 1
"If (Illinois Coach Jim) Valek could lick us Saturday, it secutive triumphs before s
would be a tremendous feather in his cap," Oosterbaan safd, ing his fourth and fifth i
*'and there might just be a re-evaluation of his status as coach." tories in a row. ts m
It is believed Valek, who was fired two weeks ago but quickly re- Winning 20 for the fifth t
instated after his players threatened to strike, will be canned at his 11-year major leaguec
the end of the season. _.
There are a lot of little ways that the pressures of beingW
undefeated show up, too. W olverines
"As an undefeated and a championship season becomes
A more in line, you become increasingly more careful In every
aspect of your operation," Oosterbaan said. "Your attention u
to detail in scouting reports and films becomes more care-
ful, and you start to stay up later in staff meetings. Michigan's tenacious r u s
"When you're approaching the kind of season Bo is ap- defense rose two notches to
proaching, you want to make damn sure you don't make any place in this week's national
mistakes." on the basis of a strong
, Saturday, for the first time in two years, Schembechler against Wisconsin last Sat
tried to keep the press from talking to the players after a vic- The Wolverines, who ar
tory, although he finally let them in. And when asked what hap- ranked, the top ten in s
pened in a game that saw the offense fumble the ball three age of only 92.9 yards per ga
times, he snapped, "We won 29-15, that's what happened." the ground.
Later, he said he was pleased with his team's perform- Leading the stalwart defen
ance, and praised the play of the opponents. linebacker Marty Huff, wi
Given the pressures of an undefeated season, though, with solo tackles and 27 assists
the questions and comparisons, with everyone gunning for tackle Pete Newell, with 43
you, and with the big game coming at the very end, an and 17 assists.
occasional flash of irascibility should not be judged too was slow in getting starte
harshly. year, dropped to thirteen
The pressures add up to a peculiar kind of hell, although it rushing offense, down two
is a hell that the other eight coaches in the conference would from last week. Tailback
give almost anything to be in. Taylor leads all Blue rushers
Last year, it should be noted, the pressure wasn't nearly as 626 yards in 142 attempts,t
bad. The Wolverines were 5-2 instead of 7-0 at this time, and leaves him just short of a na
no one was really convinced of how good, they were until they ranking.
One player who is nati
trounced Iowa 51-6. ranked, however, is punter
That was the week before the Ohio State game, and by Staroba, number 12 witha
then, it was time to start thinking about OSU, anyway. yard per kick average.
e given award
ibson, w ith the Cardinals, Gibson start-
Card- ed 34 games, completed 23, had
ht to three shutouts, worked 294 inn-
after a ings, yielded 262 hits, 111 runs,
Phillies get three players;
$110,000 pact reported
walked 88 and struck out 274, nine
short of Tom Seaver',§ NL record.
Gibson's earned run average was
Gibson, 6-foot-1, 195 pounds,
who holds or has tied at least
three major league records and
three National League marks, was
a basketball star at Creighton
University and played with the
Harlem Glo etrottersybefore mv-
- ' .
second ing into the Cardinals' farm sys- ........
ndslide tem in 1957 in his native Omaha
p vote - -_.-_-.-
on t ofGROUND POWER ABOUNDS
ie Chi- i By ELLIOT LEGOW since one of the three likely will Baby Blu
6. There were only about 600 fans be starting next season in place touchdow
ceived on hand to watch and it was only of graduating senior Don Moor- The ru
Giusti' a freshman game, but last Satur- head. Tom Slade, Greg Koss and m o r e it
h with day's 41-22 football victory over Kevin Casey all saw plenty of ac- than the
with Michigan State could be one of tion last Saturday, splitting the riers corr
for a Michigan's more important foot- job about evenly. rushing c
, ball victories this season. None of the three had a great gained th
ti had It is only under game condi- day through the air-only Slade' Harry
York tions that the coaches can care- hit on more than one pass-but all er from
rang- fully evaluate the quality of their pleased Coach Tirell Burton with yards in
Mor- talent and this is the first time their leadership abilities, and each two long
' Luke they have seen the class of '74 in led the Wolverines to at least one However,
action. touchdown. and thus
e 1969 The most important aspects of Burton hopes to give Casey a the game
etween the day were the performances of little more playing time in this quarter.
a new the three frosh quarterbackstand Friday's 1:00 game against Notre Fullbac
d this t h e outstanding running attack Dame, but again plans to let all Ed Shutt
ed on mounted by the Wolverines. three quarterbacks play. Casey hit
ounted The showing of t h e quarter- on only one of three passes against espectivE
points backs is of special importance the Spartans but did 1 e a d the scored fE
Ameri- State, pr
named' Friday, b
onday, De te
there scoree u
ig fast debut. "D
y two as well a
iths of lots of wo
0 con- r
uffer- He was
losses,<A his defer:
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[me in j end Dic
career Barry Dc
h i ng The1
sixth opens if
sial Curt Flood officially became
a member of the Washington Sen-
ators yesterday in a 3-for-1 trade,
assuring his return to baseball
'after a year-long court battle
against the reserve clause
The announcement of Flood's
signing was imminent after the
Senators acquired his contract
from Philadelphia in a deal that
sent first baseman Greg Goosen,
outfielder-first baseman G e n e
Martin and pitcher Jeff Terpko
to the Phillies.
The Senators' announcement
did not indicate whether Flood
had signed his contract but it was
believed the 32-year-old outfielder
would soon put his signature on
the normal pact containing the
Robert Short, Senators' owner,
announced during the World Ser-
ies that he had obtained the right
to negotiate with Flood, who sat
out this past season after he was
traded from St. Louis to Phila-
delphia and instituted a $4.1 mil-
lion suit against baseball.
Short and Flood apparently had
agreed to the terms of the con-
tract, settling for a salary esti-
mated at about $110,000 a year,
nearly 10 days ago but had to iron
out other legal difficulties.
Flood, who said he was a victim
of the reserve clause'and that the
St. Louis-Philadelphia trade vio-
lated his rights, lost the first phase
of the suit when a federal judge
ruled against him and in favor of
baseball's defendants. An appeal
[he reserve clause prohibits a
player from negotiating with any
team except the one which holds
Flood indicated last week he
would sign with Washington be-
cause, "like everybody else, I've
had some business reverses and I
need the money-but I still think
the reserve clause stinks."
ue to two second period
nning backs were' much
mpressive in the opener
passers as ten ball car-
nbined to net 409 yards
ompared to only 32 yards
rough the air.
Banks, a 5-10 180-pound-
Cleveland, raced for 191
only 18 carries and had
runs of over 50 yards.
Banks fumbled t w i c e
enabled MSU to keep
close through the fourth
ck Bob Thornbladh and'
lesworth also performed
ing for 57 and 54 yards
ely. Thornbladh, w ho
o u r touchdowns against!
'obably will start again
ut Burton praised both
ork in the opener.
the lopsidedness of the
rton did have some dis-
ents in t h e freshmen's
refensively we didn't play
s we hoped to, we need
ork in the secondary." He
poor second half block-!
able to credit several of
nsive starters with good
rnces, singling out middle
n Werner, his defensive
k Mussehl, and safety
otzauer for special men-
Hichigan volleyball club
is season tonight at 7
osting an eight-team
ent in the Men's IM
etroit Downtown YMCA
n Arbor YMCA, both.
among the top three
the state, will join rep-
ives of the Flint Char-
Clair College of Wind-
the U-M in this Olym-
power volleyball com-
Ann Arbor Academicals
Football Club will play$
iversity of Toledo on
Field after the football
Speed Shackelford and Mescaline McFerzon strolled slowly down
the center of State Street in the early morning mist.
Suddenly, they chanced upon a member of Ann Arbor's 'finest,
crouched sullenly in a doorway, whimpering and bleating his heart
"We're getting high for Sunday's game," Mesc,said, snarling and
mashing his teeth.,
"Ooink, oink," the dainty blue-clad boy responded.
Meanwhile, in Washington, London, Moscow and Peking, in-
formed sources reported that the Daily Libels will come down from
their collective highs long enough to have their gridde pickings in
by midnight Friday to win a Cottage Inn Pizza.
Last week's winner, R. C. Spengler, has picked the Libels by 93
points, sources said.
1. Illinois at MICHIGAN
2. Indiana at Iowa
3. Purdue at Michigan State
4. Minnesota at Northwestern
5. Ohio State at Wisconsin
6. Harvard at Princeton
7. Louisiana State at Alabama
8. Lafayette at Davidson
9. Wake Forest at Duke
10. Georgia at Florida
11. Houston at Mississippi
12. Oklahoma State at
13. Dayton at Miami (Ohio)
14: Missouri at Oklahoma
15. Texas A&M at Southern
16. Texas Christian at Texas Tech
17. Air Force atOregon
18. California at Oregon State
19. Utah at Utah State
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BOB THORNBLADH busts for the first touchdown in last Satur-
day's freshman football victory. Thornbladh scored four touch-
downs for the Baby Blue as they rolled over Michigan State..
41-22. The freshmen battle Notre Dame at Michigan Stadium
Friday at 1:00.
tional Daily Official Bulletin
1Continued from Page 2)
onally Change in the High Schools," Shorling
Paul Aud., 4 p.m.
a 41.1 Center for Japanese Studies andj
Center for Res. and Econ. Development
Lecture: Mr. S. Okita, Japan Econ.,
'Research Center, "Future Prospects for
Japans Economic Growth, 1970-80", 200
Lane Hall, 4 p.m.
Bagers lepose mapl t hreat
& By AL SHACKELFORD year's Big Ten teams may be the better offensive performer t h a 11
(Fourth in a series) toughest ever." Henry.
Team up Clarence Sherrod with! The brightest attraction for the ' Returning lettermen D e n n y
he boys from New York City and 1 Badgers this year should be 6-1 Conlon and Jim DeCremer w i11
ou have a killer basketball team. I senior guard Clarence Sherrod, add depth to the Badger's solid
Unfortunately for Wisconsin, a. who is the leading scorer among squad. The 6-4 Conlon has been
iller basketball team may not be IBig Ten returnees. Sherrod aver- ' the third Badger guard for two
nough to win the title in this aged 24.8 per game in 1969-70 to years and DeCremer, at 6-7, will
ear's incredibly tough Big Ten. tie for fifth in the conference and bolster the frontcourt.
"We're going to try to win it," is a superb all-around player. In
says Badger i'oundball coach John addition to h i s potent scoring, The o n 1 y apparent Wisconsin
D Powlessr but adds that "this Sherrod is, in Powless' words, "the weakness is their rebounding,
I best-rebounding guard in the Big which was decimated by the grad-
w ; ''1. uation of Henry, an unearthly
Zoology and Cellular Molecular Bio-
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sion of Myocardial Biology, Baylor oCl-I
lege of Medicine, "Ultrastructure and
Biochemical Studies of Normal, De-
veloping and Diseased Heart Muscle":
1400 Chem. Bldg., 4 p.m.
Germanic Langs. and Lit. and Center
for Coordination of Ancient and Mo-
dern Studies Lecture: Prof. J. Ryan,
Univ. of Massachusetts (visiting at
Freiburg , "Holderlin and the Rebirth
'Eof Mythical Poetry," Aud. .A, Angell
Hail, 4:10 p.m.
Speech Student Lab Theatre: "The
Love of Don Perlimplin and Belisa in
the Garden and Sand," Arena Theatre,
jFrieze Bldg., 4:10 p.m.
University Players: "The Odyssey: A
Modern Sequel," Trueblood Theatre, 8
Chamber Arts Series: Solisti di
Zagreb, Rackham Lecture Hall, 8:30
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Jan. but applic. must be in Washing-
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Interview: Camp Mataponi, Maine
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The boys from New York City
are sophomores Leon Howard of
Dewitt Clinton and Gary Watson
of LaSalle Academy. Both h a d
fantastic frosh seasons, each fin-
ishing among the top thirty frosh
boardman. -Powless w i ll try toI
strengthen Badger board play by
moving the 6-5 Oler to a guard
post with Sherrod and moving a
taller forward into the lineup.
Wisconsin has an experienced
DETROIT (A) - The Detroit scores in the con try,with o
istons converted eight free ard seventh and Watson fifteen-
hrows in the final two minutes th.
st night and fought off the Ci-. Howard is an extremely quick
inati Royals 115-112 for 'their 6-5 and Watson 6-7; Powless char-
0th victory in 11 National Bas- acterizes both as "great one-on-
0thl Asctoyciatn 11Nartisl Bs- one players, fine drivers, good on
etball Association starts this sea-I the boards, ... both are just to-
on. .a r~lva.1
team, and this may give tnem an
early advantage over t h e other
sophomore-ridden Big Ten teams.
After a few games, however, teams
like Indiana and Michigan will
mature and whooshh - they are
liable to rocket right by the Bad-
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