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Page Six

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Friday, September 8, 1972

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Daily Photo by ROLFE TESSEM
Thornbladh (30) hurdles through the line
FOOTBALL MADNESS:
Run. atebras ka's title begins

By DAN BORUS
College football is a game of
trends .with adjustments and coun
ter-adjustments coming fast and
furious. Last year's trend may
easily find itself on this year's
discarded list. But as Harris polls
show this constant innovation has
not hurt the game's image with
the fans attendance as the Satur-
day afternoon wars increase.
This year promises to hold for
the gourmand a delicious assort
ment for his football diet. Last
year's toy, the wishbone forma-
tion, has become this year's fa-
vortie offense with most squads
adopting it in some form or an-
other, and the defenses, knowing
a real threat when they see one,
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have come up with some sort of use the golden arm of Terry Davis position
f inversion that can halt the on- to attempt repetition as the con- Defen
- slaught of the formation. ference champs. be youn
Besides the intricacies of tactics, ; While the two major conferences defensiv
more print will be expended in an are boasting about the quality of Northwe
attempt to describe an unprece- play in their respective leagues, -for Al
dented event - the possible three some surprising and encouraging juniorI
year reign of the Nebraska Corn- developments could well be taking Agase w
huskers as the Champions of the place in the Southwest. Although this duo
- Nation. Led by Bob Devaney in still the domain of Texas and least g
his final year, a talent loaded Big Arkansas, the Longhorns have won chancet
Red - prepares eagerly for a title five straight years, the rest of board.
rEdefense. the league may be approaching
- Not that 'the Cornhuskers are'parity. The Razorbacks and Joe UCLA
without challengers In facts the Ferguson should take the Cotton
- might not even win their own Big Bowl bid, but predictions may TheA
Eight conference Oklahoma which prove hazardous indeed. sunny,
had more class runners than Mark Eastern football and the Ivy take on
Spitz has gold medals, is back League, in particular, will feature Pepper
again minus wishbone master Jack excitement that seems to be rather the Wi
' Mildren. general for the nation. Dartmouth, Bruinst
which seems to own the conference 2-7-1 19
The Buffaloes of Colorado have from somewhere in the Hampshire Alisterc
been attracting nationwide atten- woods, will find themselves in a punch f
tion wtih their pro-style offense struggle with the Cardiac Cids of his eligi
and rugged defense. The Buffs may Columbia, who lost three key foot- cleared.
end up Vniners as a result of the ball games by a total of five points. The bi
favorable schedule-both Nebraska Harvard will, alas, write no Love gers wi
and Oklahoma must travel to the Stories this fall. back to
dizzying heights of Boulder this The West, which features minor- no fewe
season. ity group members as field gen- in the r
Any claim of the Big Eight to erals on offense, has two dandies, mon, the
national superiority is sure to be whose teams should fight their way all every
argued by the Southeastern Con- to the Rose Bowl. Sonny Sixkiller's offensiv
ference. Specializing in quarter- Washington Huskies and Jimmy problem
backs this season, the SEC may Jones' USC Trojans will do battle two star
resemble the American League to recapture the Pac-8 title out- Bruce W
East pennant race, the only dif- right. basketb
ference being the eventual winner As the race to dethrone Nn- Inexpe
will be the most adept rather than braska escalates, maybe one crisp Bruins
the least inept. autumn day some coach will un- stansu
Mississippi, on the strength of veil a new innovation, a last gasp standout
a totally intact offense, could well attempt for national glory, and the more tal
end up champs. But Alabama, . continuing story of college football his defe
minus runner Johnny Musso, will will find a new hero of the day. Rodgers
ball and
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gan football fans -will be
more knockdown, drag
ball action than they got
ason from a schedule of
ts that show monumental
-ment over last year's
ulane is the only new
n this year's slate, taking
ce of weakling Virginia,
that took an embarrassing
ellacking from the Rose
und Wolverines in last
home opener.
western
western will again be the
nes initial opponent,
a pair of All-America
tes at the offensive ends,
sh and Steve Craig, but
an experienced passer to
missiles in their direction.
coach Alex Agase will be
essed to come up with a
back to replace All Big
indout Maurie Daigneau
s lost to graduation. Sen-
d Somers and sophomore
nderson will likely fight it
it up to the season's in-
for this vital position.
y Cooks will be back to
e Wildcat's ground game
fractured ankle cut his
short last year. The of-
line returns three start-
kle Donie Haynes, guard
Dybas, and center Larry
Replacements will have
found fo rthe other line
is.
sively, the Wildcats will
g and untested save for
e tackle Jim Anderson,
estern's most likely choice
-America honors, and
linebacker Mike Varty.
will have to build around
o a defense that will at
ive his young offense a
to put points on the score-
Wolverines then head for
smoggy Los Angeles to
the Bruins of UCLA.
Rodgers is hoping that
shbone can bring the
back from a disasterous
71 season. James Mc-
wll provide most of the
or the wishbone now that
ibility problem has been
ig problem facing Rod-
ll be to find a quarter-
direct the wishbone with
er' than four candidates
unning, led by Mark Har-
e son of former Michigan
ything Tom Harmon. The
e line, too, could pose a
for Rodgers with only
ters returning, including
Valton, brother of Uclan
all star Billy Walton.
rience will plague the
on defense with no real
s returning. Rodgers will
exploit whatever spho-
lent he can find to bring
nsive corps together. If
Wishbone can move the
score points to take the
off the defense, a win-
son could be ahead for
an Stadium will be the
f the Wolverines next
ames as Tulane, Navy,
higan State will invade
for on successive Satur-

Tulane
Neither Tulane, nor Navy is ex-
pected to give Michigan much of
a tussle. Tulane flashes a pair
of defensive superstars who could
play havoc with the Wolverine
attack in linebacker Mike Mullen
and defensive end Mike Truax
(cousin of the Dallas Cowboy
Billy Truax).
Green Wave coach Bennie El-
lender will be relying on return-
ing quarterback Mike Walker to
perk up an, offense that was high-
ly erratic in 1971. Ricky Hebert
supplied the gist of the Wave's
ground game last year with 819
yards of pigskin toting. Walker
and Hebert will have to get some
help carrying the offensive load
if the Wave is to rise.
Navy
Rick Forzano has a lot of re-
turning lettermen at Navy with
his biggest question being wheth-
er those returnees have the talent
to do something about the Mid-
shipmen's dismal 3-8 record last
season.
Al Glenny and Fred Stuvek a
pair of experienced quarterbacks
will vie for the starting spot.
Stuvek passed for over 1000 yards
after taking over the reigns last
year when' Glenny suffered a
separated shoulder. Larry Van
Loan will be the favorite target
of whoever gets the helm. Van
Loan caught 41 passes for 589
yards last season, establishing
himself as All-America material.
Andy Pease and Bert Calland
will lead the rushing attack be-
hind an experienced though pos-
sibly inadequate offensive line.
Defensively the Middies could
be in trouble. Only three decent
defenders can be found in the
Middies personel and, if more
aren't found the Middies may
find themselves on the short end
of some more 56-0 scores as they
did last year against the Wol-
verines.
MSU
The smiling Irishman in East
Lansing may well be smiling a
lot this season as the Michigan
State Spartans should be in the
thick of the Big Ten title chase.
State has the nation's most
highly publicized defensive star
in safety Brad Van Pelt. Van
Pelt may have the best sht at
the Heisman Trophy of any de-
fender ever.
Daugherty, too, has gone to
the wishbone and has a host df
backs led by Paul Manderino,
Jesse Williams, and Mike Holt
to carry the ball. Quarterback
will be a puzzle. George Mihau
has the inside track, but defen-
sive back Mark Nieson has been
given a shot' at the job as has
senior Dan Werner. Tight end
Billy Joe DuPree will be the
primary passing target. Du Pree
caught 25 aerials last season and
will probably see more footballs
this fall now that split end Mike
Hurd has been lost for the sea-
son with a shoulder injury.
Guards Joe DeLamielleure and
Skip Macholz will anchor a big,
talented offensive line for the
Spartans.
Van Pelt is not the only de-
fensive star for State. Linebacker
Gail Clark, tackle Gary Van Elst,
middleguard Ernie Hamilton, and
Nieson are all proven performers.
State will either make or break
their season in the first five
games, of which Michigan is the
fifth.f

Illinois
Illinois under the direction of
Bob Blackman won its last five
games of 1971, and have placed
themselves in prime contention
for the Big Ten crown.
Mike Wells is a talented quar-
terback with size and a good
arm. The strong running of John
Wilson and Mike Navarro will
make Wells' passing just that
much more effective.
Garvin Robertson, a wintertime
basketball regular, will be Wells'
primary target, while in the line,
center Larry McCarren is rated
as one of the best at his position
in the nation.
Illinois' defense was second to
Michigan in the Big Ten last sea-
son and was one of the main
reasons for the Fighting Illini's
tremendous second half surge.
Tab Bennett, a monsterous de-
fensive end, will lead a veteran
crew which includes tackle Dave
Wright and halfback John Gra-
ham.
Minnesota
Cal Stoll of Minnesota may be
in for a longhseasontwhile re-
building Gopher football for-
tunes. Like most Michigan op-
ponents, Minnesota has one blue
chip player to build around. For
the Gophers that player is Doug
Kingsriter who was selected to
many All-America teams last
season. The rest of the offense is
a bundle of question marks that
may never be satisfactorily re-
solved.
Stoll hopes that a number of
experienced defenders including
seven starters from last year can
be molded into a respectable
unit. Only time will tell.
Indiana
Indiana, like Illinois, put on a
strong showing at the tail end
of last season and is hopeful
that this winning attitude can be
carried over into 1972.
Johnny Pont has sixteen re-
turning starters from last year's
squad. Quarterback Ted Mc-
Nulty may be the most vital of
the returnees after taking over
at midseason last year and do-
ing a capable job of leading the
Hoosiers.
Fullback is solid for the Hoos-
iers with Ken St. Pierre, who
rushed for 760 yards last year.
Pont may be switching tailbacks
with many potentially good ones

o - the squad. More than likely
D--is Cremeens and Stu O'Dell
will get the most of the work,
however.
Defense will definitely be a
Hoosier strong point with nine
starters back. The spearhead of
the defense will be linebackers
Rob Spicer and Mike Fulk in
their third season side by side.
The rest of the defense, too, will
be experienced making such de-
fensive collapses as happened at
Michigan last year unlikely.
Iowa
After losing ten of eleven
games and getting the "%--&
kicked out of them by the Wol-
verines, you would think Frank
Lauterbur's Iowa Hawkeyes
would have better days coming,
but don't count on it.
Lauterbur is making so many
changes in the Hawkeyes' lineup
that it will indeed be difficult to
"tell the players without a score-
card."
Some examples of Lauterbur's
changes are moving quarterback
Frank Sunderman to tight end,
switchingtdefensive back Craig
Johnson to offensive back, and
moving Ernie Roberson and Mur-
phy Anderson from the defensive
line to the offensive line.
Lauterbur will have to come
up with quite a few miracles for
the Hawkeyes to move into con-
tension for the Big Ten crown.
The way things look now, he will
do well to just escape the cellar.
Purdue
Purdue looks to be loaded from
start to finish. Bob DeMoss has
assembled one of the biggest and
most talented crews in the Big
Ten, and a conference champion-
ship looks well within reach.
Otis Armstrong looks like a
cinch to crash numerous Purdue
rushing records, and will com-
bine with quarterback Gary Dan-
ielson to give the Boilermakers
one of the most explosive offenses
in the conference.
Danielson can run and throw
and when he opts for the latter
he will have two great targets in
Darryl Stingley and Rick Sayers
who finished second and third in
the receiving in the Big Ten last
season.
Defensively, the Boilermakers
have three returning All-Big Ten
performers from last season, in-

cluding tackle Dave Butz and
middle guard Greg Bingham, who
look like surefire All-Americas
along with safety Chuck Piebes.
Another all-conference choice in
1971, Hrivnak has been experi-
mented with a tight end and
might make the switch to of-
fense this fall.
If DeMoss's switch to the Wish-
bone is as successful as his
calibre of talent indicates it
should be, the Boilermakers may
score a lot of points. Even if
they don't it is unlikely that any-
one else will be 'able to dent the
Boilermakers' defense for large
point totals.
osU
Volatile Woody Hayes appears
to have the horses to win it all
this season if Ohio State can
shrug the injury bug that riddled
the team last season.
Hayes has a stall full of speedy
running backs who can all carry
the pigskin with great effective-
ness. John Bledsoe, Randy Keith,
Champ Henson, Rick Galbos,
Morris Bradshaw, Elmer Lippert,
and Tim Holycross will all get a
shot at running back spots.
Greg Hare, Dave Purdy and
Steve Morrison will all be in the
fight for the quarterback slot
with Hare the likely choice.
John Hicks and Merv Teague,
a pair of strong offensive tackles
will anchor the Buckeyes offen-
sive line that will likely open
some gaping holes for the backs.
Defense, as usual, will be a
strong point for the Buckeyes.
The line will include George
Hasenohrl, Shad Williams, and
Rick Marendt.
The linebacking corps will be
the real strength of the defense
with Randy Gradishar, Vic Koe-
gel, and converted fullback Rick
Middleton providing a lot of ac-
tion.
Safety Rick Seifert (remember
that aunt return last year?) will
get plenty of help in the secon-
dary from Jeff Davis, Lou
Mathis, and Neal Colzie.
As usual, the Buckeyes will be
the toughest test for the Wol-
verines, and their November 25
finale may well decide the Big
Ten crown this year. Maybe
Woody will explode with another
temper tantrum to give the home
folks an example of how a poor
sport acts in defeat.

1 I
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1972 wolverine Roster

No. Name

6
7
8
9
10
12
13
14
15
16
17
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34

Dave Brown
Mark Jacoby
Roy Burks
Dennis Franklin
Greg Koss
Kevin Casey
Larry Cipa
Jeff Spahn
Bo Rather
Dave Zuccarelli
Tom Slade
Jon Cederberg
Harry Banks
Kurt Kampe
Lin Hardin
Ron Szydlowski
Gil Chapman
Barry Dotzauer
Doug McKenzie
Jim Johnston
Tom Drake
John Pighee
Bob Thornbladh
Ed Shuttlesworth
Larry Banks
Carl Russ
Craig Mutch

Pos. 35
S 36
37
Wolf 39
DB 40
QB 41
S 42
QB 43
QB 44
QB 45
SE 46
Wolf 48
QB 50
TB 52
TB 53
DB 54
DB 55
WB 56
WB 57
DB 58
S 59
Wolf 60
DB 61
S 62
FB 63
FB 64
MG 65
LB 66
LB 67

Rick Jekel
Mike Lantry
Tom Kee
Don Coleman
Gary Coakley
Randy Logan
Glenn Franklin
Clint Haslerig
Chuck Heater
Dave Elliott
John Carpenter
Larry Gustafson
Dennis Franks
Jovan Vercel
Ed Wojtys
Don Warner
Walt Sexton
Bill Hart
Mike Day
Jim Armour
Steve Strinko
Tom Coyle
Mike Hoban
Kevin Masterson
Jerry Schumacher
Pat Tumpane
Dave Metz
John Thomas
Steve King

FB
PK
LB
DE
SE
DB
TB
WB
TB
S
TB
WB
C
LB
LB
MG
MG
C
LB
OG
LB
OG
OG
MG
OG
OT
OG
C
OT

68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97-

Greg Ellis
Gary Hainrihar
John Cherry
Dave Gallagher
Jim Lyall
Jim Coode
Tony Smith
Doug Troszak
Mark McClain
Paul Seymour
Curtis Tucker
Tom Poplawski
John Daniels
Jerry Schumacher
Larry Johnson
Paul Seal
Greg DenBoer
Dave Brandon
Don Eaton
C. J. Kupec
Art Fediuk
Ed Pollitser
Walt Williamson
Fred Grambau
Bill Hoban
Rick VanTongeren
Norm Long
Clint Spearman
-Jeff Perlinger

MG
C
OT
DT
DT
OT
DT
DT
OT
OT
OG
OT
SE
TE
DE
TE
TE
DE
DE
TE
TE
DE
DE
DT
DE
DE
MG
DE
DT

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Recording
Artist
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SAM'S STORE
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... "like a lonely
rock and roller,.,.
Rare musical
integrity .. .
one of our major
artists."
-Rolling Stone
.. . "he was weird,
but he was great
and the audience
loved him."

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