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Thursdoy, September 3, 1970'

THE, .MICHIGAN : DAILY

Sports Section-Page One

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01 t than Daily
SPORTS
Night editors: Mort Noveck and Al Shackelford
more sports, see other section

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Filling in for
the Big Boys
eric siegel.
WHEN WAS THE last time a major college football team had
all its starters returning?
That could be one of the year's ten best trivia questions,
and that in itself should be an indication that it doesn't happen
too often.
It also offers some insight into one of the more exciting
aspects of college football. The old grade B flicks on the
late, late show sometimes overdramatize the situation where
last year's benchwarmer or the new rookie steps in to taken,
over for the star All-American, but they aren't too far from -
the truth.
There is, for example, the recent real-life situation of
Glenn Doughty stepping in last year to take over at halfback
for All-American Ron Johnson. "The pressure is tremendous,"
Doughty said two days before stepping off an 80 yard touch-
down run in the season opener against Vanderbilt. "My knees
are'actually quivering."
Then, too, there is the case of Don Moorhead, the sopho-
more back-up quarterback who led his team to the Rose Bowl
as a junior.
And Mike Heller, the inexperienced sophomore who
found out he was starting at defensive end a couple of weeks
before the start of the season when all Big Ten selection
Phil Seymour was injured, admitted to being "a little
scared.", "No one can take Phil's place," he said before the
start of the season. "I just hope I can go out and do a
decent job."
When the final stats were compiled, Keller was third in
tackles with 92, and had logged more playing time than any-
body on the defense except for Henry Hill and Pete Newell.
This year, the situation is considerably less dramatic. The
return of Moorhead alone is a tremendous plus. Schemblechler,
in fact, begins his appraisal of the 1970 team by noting, "Our
biggest problem is solved-we have our quarterback'returning."
The return of Doughty, and Keller, as well as players such as
Billy Taylor, Henry Hill, Marty Huff, Dan Dierdorf, etc. should
solve a lot of the smaller ones.
The Wolverines, of course, have lost some starters, nine
to be exact. Gone are such familiar names as All-Americans
Jim Mandich, tight end, and Tom Curtis, safety; defensive
end Cecil Pryor and defensive halfbacks Brian Healy, and
Barry Pierson; offensive guards Bob Baumgartner and Dick
Caldarazzo; fullback Garvie Craw and wingback John
Gabler.
With all deferenice to the departed starters, though (who
didn't really fade away but just lost their eligibility) it must be
said that some of them will hardly be missed. Pryor, for exam-
ple, the biggest man on last year's defense at 6-5 and 240, is
gone, and if you think it's heresy to slough off the performance
of a guy who had a hand in 73 tackles, take a loot at the guy's
who's taking his place.
His name is Phil Seymour, the same guy Keller had to
replace last year. In 1968 Seymour made over 100 tackles, 21
of them solo jobs, and had three games with over 10 tackles.
Last year, hobbled with a knee injury, he turned in 14 tackles
in a single game. Veteran observers of Michigan football can
re'member former coach Bump Elliott telling Seymour to take
it easy in the team's contact practices, not for himself but to
avoid injury to his teammates.
And if you have to find a replacement for a graduated
fullback who led the team with 13 touchdowns in 10 games,
what could be better than to replace him with a man who
scored eight in five games? That's what Bo has done in
moving Billy Taylor from halfback to fullback, and what-
ever the Wolverines lose in blocking they are sure to make
up in yardage.
Even in defensive backfield, the area of the team hardest
hit by graduation, still looks imposing. Two of the three re-
placements, Bruce Elliott and Frank Gusich, won (letters last
year as substitutes, and the third, Jim Betts, last year's back-up
quarterback, has won the unqualified praise of his coach. "He's
stepping into the most difficult spot in the secondary," Bo says,
"but he's going to be able to help our defense there. He's that
good an athlete."
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By ELLIOT LEG OW
There will be no trip to the
Rose Bowl this year but Michigan's
football team again 'figures to be
one of the top in the country.
Coach Bo Schembechler has theI
material on hlland again this. year
to produce anotherconference
champion and even improve on
last season's record. Only nine
starters have graduated and 331
lettermen are returning from the
Big Ten championship team.
But incentive again will be
needed along with the returning
players if the Michigan squad isI
again to be combined into a'
championship team. As Schem-
bechler says: "Incentive is the one
very important factor: If we're
satified with the fact that we
played good foot all last year,
we're not going to win. Last year
we were dissatisfied with our po-
sition, and also- dissatisfied with
Ohio State,'s and that helped us
go in there and play a good ball
game.
"The 'power of positive think-
ing is damned important," Bo as-
serts, and one of his most impor-
tant tasks is to instill a winning
attitude in his players.

"Incentive is the one very important factor.
I f we're, satisfied with the fact that we played
good football last year, we're not going to win.
Last year we wtere dissatisfied with our position,
and also dissatisfied with Ohio State's and that
helped us go in there and play a good game."
Bo Schembechler
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Schmbechler's teams have al-
ways stressed defense and this
year's team will be no exception.
Seven starters from last season's
defensive squad which held the
opposition to 77 points in seven'
Big Ten games will be returning.
"The defense is well-stacked and
could even sustain an injury or
two," Schembechler' notes. Seven
starters return and all four re-
placements have lettered.'
The second team boosts several,
lettermen who are capable of
starting without detracting n-
ticeably from the team's overall
strength.

the defense and only the defensive
backfield will have substantially
different cast from last season.
However, all three of these new
starters in the backfield lettered
in '69.
Bruce Elliott and Frank Gusich
were the two top stars in the
deep spots last season and should
be ready to handle their starting
duties. Jim Betts is the third new
man in the backfield and al-
though he played at quarter-
back last season, Schembechler
thinks that he'll be a definite as-
set on defense.
The linebacking corps, which

There are no real weak spots on C Schembechler calls "the key to3

the defense" will be unchanged
and the only replacement on theI
defensive line will be Phil Sey-I
mnour, an all Big-Ten selection
as a junior, who sat out last Year
with a knee injury.
Likewise, the offense w ill1 be
strong at all positions, especially
the backfield. Glenn Doughty and
Bill Taylor who gained 1596 yards
between them last year while.
splitting the tailback position will:
be teamed together in the back-;
field this season.
Doughty, whose injured knee is;-
now as sound as ever, will be start-
ing again at the tailback slot and
the 5-10 Taylor will switch to
fullback. Taylor is smaller than
departed fullback Garvie C r a w
but . his ability as a breakaway
threat will inhibit Michigan's op-
ponents from keying on one man
in long yardage situations.
Quarterback . Don Moorhead,
who passed for five touchdowns
and ran for nine others while
leading the Michigan offense will
be the keystone to the attack.!
"As long as Moorhead is whole,
we have as good a quarterback asI
there is in the country," Schem-
bechler says of his senior co-
captain.
Moorhead's receiving corps will,
also be virtually unchanged, with
the notable exception of graduat-,
ed tight end Jim Mandich. Paul'
Seymour will try to fill Mandich's
shoes, but it is' certain that Moor-
head will have to go more often to:
his wide receivers, Billy Harris,
Mike Oldham, and Paul Staroba
this year. Harris, however. is still
not back to top form after a pre-
Rose Bowl knee injury.
Despite the loss of Mandich
and guards Dick Caldarazzo and
Bob Baumgartner, the offensive
line should be strong, though not
necessarily deep.
Depth will be the primary prob-
lem of the offensive backfield,
due particularly to the recent in-
juries to sophomores Larry Cipa
and Alan "Cowboy" Walker.
Walker was scheduled to back
up both Doughty and Taylor, but
will probably have to sit out the
entire season after being stricken
with hepatitis. His absence could
mean more serious problems if
either Doughty or Taylor is re-
injured.
Schembechler had planned to
use Cipa as his backup for Moor-
head but an injured knee will
force Cipa to the sidelines for the
whole season.
Instead Bill Berutti, a quarter-
back last year who was to play
at wingback will have to be mov-
ed back to quarterback. This in
turn will force Schembechler to
go with sophomore Randy Logan
as his starter at the wingback.

Ticket information
Students purchasing, football tickets this year will be
charged $14 through the Student Accounts Office.
Each student will be given a football coupon during regis-
tration. The coupon may be exchanged for a season ticket on
the exchange dates listed below.
The $14 charge will become due Sept. 30, and should be
included with your first payment on your student- account.
There is no need to have the coupons validated' at
Barbour Gymnasium as previously announced. Validation
of the, coupons will take place at the ticket office when the
coupons are redeemed for tickets during the distribution
days.
The seating preferences for students are determined by the
number of years in attendance at the University. Your proper
priority group will be indicated by your I.D. Card as follows:
Group No.\ 4-I.D. shows imprints F, G, P, A, J, K and Q
or the number 6 or less to the right of your name.
Group No. 3-I.D. shows imprints P, A, J, K and Q.
Group No. 2-i.D. shows imprints J, K and Q.
Group No. 1-I.D. shows a Q imprint,
If the I.D does not indicate proper priority please bring
transcript at time of correct distribution day.
Group No. 4 tickets,begin at the fifty yard line.
Group No. 3 begins at the end of No. 4.
Group No. 2 begins at the end of No. 3, etc.
Exchange or distribution will be at the IM. (Sports)
Building as follows from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.p.:
Group No, 4, Thursday, Sept: 3
Group No. 3, Friday, Sept. 4
Group No. 2, Tuesday, Sept. 8
Group No. 1, Wednesday, Sept. 9
The following rules will be strictly adhered to:
1. Students in all four priorities should, pick up their tickets
on the day of their priority group distribution, if not, they will
be issued tickets in the area being distributed on the day of-
pick-up. After Sept. 9, tickets will be distributed at the Football
Ticket Office, corner of Hoover and South State St., thru noon
of Sept. 18. No student tickets will be handed out after this' date.
Hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2. A student may present his football coupon with I.D. and
three other football coupons with I.D.'s to receive tickets at the
regular distributionwindows. No more than fo r tickets may be
picked up at the regular distribution windows.
3. Grouping of more than four will be permitted. A student
may bring as many football coupons and I.D.'s as he wishes.
He should take them to a special group\ window and the seats
will be assigned in the estimated middle of their Prority Area.
Priority No, 4 groups will be issued in Sections 25 and 26. The
priority assigned to a group will be determined by the lowest
prority of the group. All students should . pick up on their
regular day of priority distribution to obtain proper seating.
The Athletic Department will not be responsible for lost coupons
or tickets.
4. Athletic cards for student's spouse may be purchased at
designated windows in the Sports Building. Studentspurchasing
tickets for their spouse will receive both tickets in the next
lower priority area. He should, 'however, pick'up the tickets on
the regular distribution day' of hi's priority. The price is $18 and
please make checkspayable to the Michigan Ticket Department.

Daily-Mort Noveck

Hill, Schembechler and Moorhead

Co-captains to lead team

By MORT NOVECK

For the first time' in history
the Michigan football team will
be led by co-captains. Chosen
by t h e i r fellow teammates to
lead the squad were quarter-
back Don Moorheadand mid-
dle guard Henry Hill.
Traditions don't always, have
a peaceful death, but even
though the tradition of having
only one captain dates back to
1879, eleven years before t h e
team got its first coach, its de-
mise was not traumatic. Ac-
cording to head coach Bo Sch-
embechler, "There were simply
so many good seniors that we
couldn't narrow it d o w n. Be-
sides, with platoon football you
really need two captains."
As his teammates choice to
lead the offense, Moorhead was
a natural. In his first season
as starting quarterback he com-
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leader who will challenge f o r
Big Ten and national honors.
Last year he-won honorable
mention honors on the all-Big
Ten team.
A walk-on, who became a
star, middle guard Henry Hill
was already t h t defense's in-'
spirational leader when he was
named defensive captain. A
member of the all-Big Ten sec-
ond team for two seasons, Hill
was also named an honorable
mention All-American by t h e
Associated Press last year.
Hill, w h o is noted. for his
quickness has thrown runners
for losses 23 times in two sea-
sons and is in on the tackle
more times t h a n he is given
credit for..He wound up 1 a s t
year with 57 solo tackles and 33
assists for a total of 90.
Of the two co-captains and
the rest of the seniors Schem-
hechler says. "One reason for

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