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Page Seven


The raspy screams of Bo Schembechler's football
coaching staff filled the air around Ferry Field yes-
terday as the veteran Michigan mentor opened spring
football drills. Ninety-seven candidates for next fall's
edition of the Michigan football squad went through
their paces with full pads and limited body contact.
Schembechler's quest for a fourth straight Big Ten
championship (after last season's co-championship with
Ohio State) will require replacing 15 players who
started in one or more games last season.
The biggest question marks appear - to be at the
offensive tackles, wingback, fullback and the defensive
line. ,
IN YESTERDAY'S opening d r i 11 s, Schembeehler
used 1973 tailbacks Gil Chapman and Chuck Heater,
both seniors-to-be, at new positions. Chapman, who
lined up at split end his sophmore year, is getting an
early trial at the wingback slot, while Heater worked
at fullback. The wingback and fullback positions are
widely considered to be the keys to the Michigan of-
fense, and Schembechler tends to man these positions
with some of his most talented people.
Chapman sizes up well in comparison with Schem-
bechler's last two wingbacks, Glenn Dughty and Clint
Haslerig. Doughty has since gone on to become a
regular with the Baltimore Colts and Haslerig recently
signed with the San Francisco 49ers.
The "Jersey Jet" has more speed than either
Doughty or Haslerig, possesses good hands, and is con-
sidered to be a top blocker, a skill which was Doughty
and Haslerig's forte.
SCHEMBECHLER CLAIMED that."Heater will give
us more speed at fullback than we've ever had since
I've been here, and he's added a little muscle over
the winter." He also noted that freshman Jerry Vogele,
who resembles Ed Shuttlesworth in size (6-3, 235) and
hails from the same city (Cincinnati), will play an im-
portant role in the Wolverines' plans for the fall.

Another frosh, Phil Andrews, came to Michigan last
fall from New York City with rave notices but played
sparingly in varsity reserve action. Next fall could be
a different story as Andrews will also get the long look
at fullback.
With Heater and Chapman changing positions, the
heirs apparent to' the tailback slot are soph Gordon
Bell and newcomer Rob Lyttle. Bell saw enough service
last year to impress Schembechler with his ability to
handle the job. Lyttle was heralded as a "Chuck Heater
with speed," and that says a lot in light of the fleetness
Heater showed last season.
THE DEFENSIVE LINE will be Schembechler's
biggest headache. All five of last season's opening
game starters, including All-American Dave Gallagher,
will graduate this May. Only middle guard Tim Davis
and tackle Jeff Perlinger can be termed "experienced'
among the returnees.
Schembechler hinted that John Hennessy, a virtually
unknown freshman, has the inside track at the other
tackle post opposite Perlinger, although converted end
Bill Hoban could very well end up with the starting
Davis alternated at middle guard with departed Don
Warner, and became an instant hit with the fans as
one of the Wolverines' most promient "big play" de-
fenders. Davis could be Michigan's top darkhorse All-
America candidate.
PETE TRABER and Larry Banks will do battle for
Don Coleman's rush end position, while the competition
for the wide side end will be between Dan Jilek and
Larry Johnson.
Harry Banks, brother of Larry, will get a shot at a
defensive halfback spot after spending three seasons
as a tailback. Banks gained an extra year of eligibility
from the NCAA after a broken wrist ended his 1973
season before the Iowa opener.
The defensive backfield will likely consist of Don
Dufek at wolf, Tom Drake and Dave Elliott at the half-



backs and Dave Brown in his third and final year as
Michigan's safetyman. Drake, Elliott and reserve
wolfman Geoff Steger all had their careers extended
another year by the injury-red shirt rule.
BROWN SEEMS destined to become the next in the
long line of Wolverine All-America defensive backs
which includes some luminaries as Rick Volk, Tom
Curtis, ,Tom Darden and Randy Logan.
Another position change finds guard Kirk Lewis
moving to tight end to be used in Schembechler's short
yardage double tight end offense. Greg DanBoer will
handle the starting assignment with a tough act to
follow after All-American Paul Seal.
The offensive line will be a blend of veteran and
rookie performers. A lot of competition is expected
here with the names Dennis Franks, Tom Jensen, Jim
Czirr, Tom Hall, Pat Tumpane, Dave Metz, Jim
Armour, Greg Boik, Steve King and Gary Zolciak all
mentioned among starting possisibities.
LINEBACKING SHOULD be a Wolverine strong
point with Steve Strinko and Carl Russ, both 1973
starters, returning. Back up help will come from Calvin
O'Neal, Steve Graves, Jim Hackett and Eric Phelps.
Incumbent split end Keith Johnson will battle re-
turnees Jim Smith and Jerry Collins for the wide re-
ceiving duty.
All Big Ten quarterback Dennis Franklin will handle
the signal calling for his third illustrious year. Franklin
will deservedly get a lot of ink as an All-American and
Heisman Trophy candidate, and a big year for the
Massilon, Ohio senior could garner him both awards.
Red shirts Kevin Casey and Mark Elzinga, the latter
the Wolverines' most likely candidate for quarterback
duties after Franklin graduates, will handle the reserve
THE WOLVERINES will work out for next six
weeks four days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday), culminating the spring session with the
annual intra-squad game at the end of the term.


Daily Photo by KEN FINK
THE "JERSEY JET", Gil Chapman, sets his sights on the goal line while straining to fend off two
Illini defenders. Next fall, Chapman will most likely be seen in the wingback position instead of his
tailback spot. This switch was one of the items of discussion as Wolverine spring football drills be-
gan yesterday.

full court
bCagers glance back...
... while looking ahead
WHAT DOES ONE do after the cheering has stopped? In the
case of the Michigan basketball team, one looks back on
the past and forward to the future.
The season-ending defeat at the hands of Marquette continues
to fester in the memories of the Michigan players and coaches.
To a man, they are convinced that they had the better team on
that court Saturday, and that a stroke of bad luck doomed them
to a premature return to Ann Arbor.
"I feel we have the better team," commented C. J. Kupec
after the game. "I'd love to play them again tomorrow."
"Gosh darn it, we could have done it," moaned Bill Frieder
in his office yesterday. "It was nobody's fault that we lost;.
things just didn't work out. John (Orr) and Jim (Dutcher) did
a great job in preparing for the game. The players tried, but
they had just worn themselves out after being called upon to
give over 100 per cent in every game.
"And if we had just gotten past that one, we would have
had a week off to get rested for the next game. We could have
easily been in the finals."
That could very well have been the problem. For one
of the few times this year, the Wolverines were favored to
win a game, and the players didn't know how to react. There
was an awful lot of talk floating through the Michigan camp
about the NCAA finals, and not enough about the problems
that Marquette would present the Wolverines.
Still in all, it was a very tired bunch of basketball players
that took the court Saturday. Joe Johnson and Steve Grote were
noticeably dragging, and Marquette's guards exploited this on
numerous drives to the bucket.
But take nothing away from the Warriors. They have 'some
excellent people, and Al McGuire pulled off a magnificent
coaching job to get them where they are today.
This season is over and next season approaches. The ques-
tion that haunts the minds of Wolverine fans everywhere is:
What will Campy Russell do?
"I think I'll be back," was all Campy would say after the
game. Coach Jim. Dutcher thinks he will be, too, but "we
really don't know and won't know until he has been approached."
For the record, the New York Mets of the ABA hold the
draft rights to Big Camp. They already field an excellent
(and high priced) frontcourt and will add Dave DeBuss-
chere to their salary roll next season. It is debatable whe-
ther they would want to shell out another million dollars
at this time. But stranger things have happened before.
There is also the NBA hradship draft to consider. It would
probably take a very good offer to induce Campy to leave his
studies, but that's the only kind he'll get.
A reasonable guess is that Campy will decide to stay. He's
in roughly the same position that David Thompson was in last
year. Thompson could have accepted a pro contract that would
have guaranteed his financial future for life, but decided that he
had more to prove in college-glory yet to be won, goals yet to
be achieved.
Campy's value will not depreciate through another year of
college. Rather, it should increase through additional media
exposure and. (maybe) membership on an NCAA championship
Should Campy decide to return, the smart money is on
the same lineup that started the Marquette game starting
the season opener. "I tell you, if any freshman can beat
out any of our starting five, we'll have one hell of a team,"
boasted Dutcher.
This would entail a continuation of the career 'of the World's
Shortest Forward, Wayman Britt. Wild Wayman, who has pro-
fessed a great dislike for the frontcourt ("I don't want the
pros getting me typed as a forward") appers to have sewn up
a forward job forever by his play in the tournament.





ST. LOUIS (AP) - Big Ten co-
champion Indiana, incensed by
the loss of its coach, stormed from
behind midway in the first half to
rout Southern California 85-60' and
win the inaugural Collegiate Com-I
missioners Association basketball
tournament last night.
The Hoosiers, who trailed 28-
20 when Coach Bobby Knight was
ejected from the game, broke?
away to a 40-37 lead at halftime.
Southern Cal led 25-20 when
Knight was assessed a technical
foul overvprotest of an apparent
Trojan floor error.
Referee John Overby called a
second technical on Knight's con-
tinued protest and ejected the Hoo-
sier coach on a third technical vio-
USC's Marv Safford sank three
free shots, boosting the Trojan
lead to 28-20, but then the tide
With junior Steve Green and
freshman Kent Benson in the lead,
Indiana then pulled to a 59-39 lead
and was never challenged.

37-35, two free shots by Green and ment for runners-up, sor
one by sophomore Scott May put would rather his teamd
the Hoosiers on top for good. in.
/ Green's 24 points led all scor- The future of the eve
ing for Indiana. The Hoosiers hit in question, since I a s
55 per cent from the field in cos- championship game atti
I s pr tsingits season with a 23-5 record. '4,721 fans.
Williams collected 18 points for
14th - ranked Southern Cal, which j.
NIGHT EDITOR: finished with a 24-5 season record.
The Trojans were the Pac-8 repre- The Top
BILL STIEG sentatives the tournament, chosenTh To
because of their second place fin- By The Associated P
ish to UCLA. I. N. C. State (20)
Reserve forward Wilkerson also The Hoosiers attack was sup- A. UCLA (12)
chipped in as the Hoosiers, sco ringI plemented nicely by freshman s. Marquette
in streaks, expanded their lead to ;center Kent Benson's 17 rots. 4. Maryland
71-53 with 8 minutes left.npo 5. Notre Dame
7 Indiana had tied Michigan for the 6. Kansas
S-1thern Cal, posing a height ad- Big Ten title with a 12-2 confer- 7. MICHIGAN
vantage, battled on even terms ence mark, but lost to the Wolver- 8. Providence
9. Long Beach State
with the victors through the early ines in a playoff last Monday, 75- 10. North Carolina
minutes. 67, for the right to go to the NCAA 11. Indiana
A Bruce Clark layup put thelTro- tournament. (tie) Vanderbilt
jans on top 19-18 and baskets by After the Michigan loss, there 14. Southern Cal
Bob Trowbridge and Gus Williams was some speculation that the 15. Pittsburgh
built a 23-18 Trojan lead. Hoosiers would not accept the bid a16. Dayton
The 6-foot-10 Benson, who fin- to the tourney. This talk was 18. oral Roberts
ished with 17 points, quickly ral- fueled by some derogatory com- (tie) Purdue
lied Indiana to a 28-28 tie. ments about the tournament by 20. New Mexico'
After USC took its final lead at Knight. He had called it a tourna- Others receiving votes, i:
___betically: Centenary, Crelgi
St., Furman, Hawaii,
i LouisvilleMid-eastern Sho

mething he
didn't play
nt may be
t night's
racted only
28-1 616
25-3 600
25-4 439
23-5 412
26-3 332
23-5 277
22-5 256
28-4 218
23-2 210
22-6 137
21-5 134
23-5 134
22-4 127
23-4 124
25-4 77
20-9 51
22-5 25
23-5 24
18-9 24
22-7 19
listed alpha-
iton, Florida
re, Memphis

AP Photo
INDIANA HOOSIER Scott May puts a fake on Southern Cal's Bob
Trowbridge. The CCA tournament was the second time this year
the Big Ten used its second best to beat the Pac-8 Trojans. The
first time was on Jan. 1.

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SL, San Francisco, Utah.

Indoor season closes

Overshadowed by the exciting
cage action bf the past ten days,
the Michigan indoor track season
came to a quiet conclusion over
spring break. Plagued by poor
facilities, ineligibilities, and drop-
outs, the Wolverine squad placed
fifth in the Big Ten Champion-
ship at East Lansing and pro-
duced a solitary fourth place 'in
the NCAA Indoor Championship
in Detroit.
Dave Williams, a junior colleae
transfer student, came into his
own with the fourth place finish
in the NCAA 600-yd. run at 1:11.7:
He might have finished even
higher had he run in the faster
IN THE BIG TEN meet, Wil-
liams clocked the second fastest
time in the 600 behind Michigan
State's Bob Cassleman, but was
disqiualified for moving out in
front of a Northwestern thin-
clad, causing the Wildcat to fall.
This cost Michigan four points
and momentum in that champion-
ship meet. Immediately preceed-
ing the 600-vd rutn, Kim Rowe
eked out a first in the 440 past
Indiana's Bill Wallace in 47.6,
and Steve Adams took the shot
put throwing 58-4% to Hoosier
Stu O'Dell's 56-10%. Michigan's
Mike Lantry also came through
for the Maize and Blue with a
personal best of 54-5 and a fourth.
Later on in that meet, Michigan
set a school record for the mile
relay in 3:12.7 only to finish
second to a fiery Spartan squad
of Cassleman, Marshall Dill, Bill
Nance and Mike Holt who man-
aged a new American indoor rec-
ord of 3:11.7. The Wolverines
were just a tenth off the previous
American record.
Andy Johnson scored in the
1000-yd. run clocking 2:09.8 for
a surprising third in that event.
At the nationals, he finished third

in his trial heat despite leading
at least half of the race.
BILL BOLSTER who is re-
knowned in the athletic depart-
ment for reporting behind sched-
ule, cut it too close at the Big
Ten meet. He was going by a
year-old time schedule and was
too late to run in his heat, but
finished third in the three mile
later on in the contest.
In the NCAA's, Kim Rowe, the
second place finisher last year
in the 440, failed to qualify for
the event, placing third in his
heat at 50.3, Rowe, like Cassle-

man and many other contenders,
doesn't like the boards at Cobo
Hall in Detroit due to its slant
and feeling.
The Michigan track team is
looking to sunnier days in the
outdoor season with the Ohio
Relays, Eastern Michigan Re-
lays and hosting the Big Ten
outdoor track championships in
May. The thinclads will finally
be able to use their own facilities
and not go through the hassle of
the daily ride to Eastern's Bowen

Be carefiwith fire.
Remember: there are babes
in the woods.

And those baby fawns, rabbits,
squirrels and trees need a safe, happy
home. They need a place where they can
grow up strong and healthy.
Like babes everywhere.
So, please, be careful with fire when
you're in the forest.

Follow all the rules of safety and
caution-just like any other place wheire
there are children at play.

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