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The Michigan Daily-Friday, September 30, 1977-Page 11

Blue defense must stop
strong Aggie backs-Bo
By DON MacLACHLAN A
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The Michigan Wolverines complet-
ed preparation for fifth-ranked Texas
A&M yesterday knowing that the
defense will be put to a stern test by
the Aggie rushing attack - which
averages 4.6 yards per carry.
"We're gonna have to get a good
game out of our tackles," said Coach
Bo Schembechler.
FIRST YEAR STARTERS Dale
Keitz and Curtis Greer have per-
formed well thus far, particularly the
latter. Greer, a junior from Detroit
Cass Tech, is coming off a fine
performance against Navy in which
he secured eight tackles and two-
quarterback sacks. Greer leads the
Wolverines in sacks with six for 29
yards in losses.
"Curtis is really improving,"
Schembechler said. "This will be a
real challenge Saturday when they
run right at him. He's very quick and
for outright speed he's the fastest
tackle we've ever had."
Another Wolverine doing a solid
job defensively is linebacker Ron
Simpkins. The sophomore from De-
troit Western owns 47 tackles in the
first three games. Simpkins will be
very instrumental in shutting off the

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back George Woodard and speedy
halfback Curtis Dickey.
JUNIOR WOLFMAN Bob Patek
will miss the A&M game due to an
injury and sophomore Gene Bell
steps in to back-up Dwight Hicks at
that position.

J'.,Libaiety nay o .inson and
offensive guard. Chuck Hetts will
miss the remainder of the year on
account of knee injuries.
Schembechler doesn't plan any
major line-up changes for tomor-
row's clash, although offensively the
Wolverines "might do some things
differently outside."

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BRUCE BOCHTE of the Cleveland Indians raises dust in an attempt to score against New York last night. Yankee catcher
Thurman Munson thinks otherwise. and successfully applies the tag as umpire Bob Ford looks on. The Tribe won, 4-1, to
postpone the Yanks' clinching of the division title.

LYTLE, HENNESSY, SMITH DEBUT:

Ex-Wolveri

By JAMIE TURNER
The life of a football draftee is a
risky and precarious one. Signing for
thousand dollar bonuses earns the
player nothing but cat-calls and
ridicule. Besides the odds are
against the player even sticking
around for any length of time in a
profession fraught with injury.
You may remember that six
Wolverines were drafted back in
May, and they (along with free-agent
1lacekicker Bob Wood) set out on
that impossible dream every collegi-
ate player has - finding happiness
afnd big dough in the pros.
The NFL draft, delayed because of
'1?egal matters, found these six Wol-
'Verines selected: tailback Rob Lytle,
"Wingback Jim Smith defensive line-
",then John' Herinessyand Greg Mor-
n, 'and linebackers Jerry Vogele
and Calvin O'Neal. It went like this:
(Round Team
,, Lyle............Denver
. Smith ........... Pittsburgh
6 O'Neal .. .... . ...Baltimore
Morton .............. Buffalo
9 Vogele ....... New England
11 Hennessy ..... New York Jets
Morton and Wood had trouble per-
frming to the level they did in
,pllege, as they were cut by the Bills
and Lions. Morton may have been
working at a disadvantage, since

Buffalo chose to move him to middle
linebacker.
Vogele and O'Neal are both being
paid by their teams but are out for
the year with injuries requiring
surgery.
So it was left to Lytle, Smith and
Hennessy to defend the Wolverine
colors.
Lytle has seen the most action of
the three, playing with the Broncos.
Alternating with veterans Otis Arm-
strong, Jon Keyworth and Lonnie
Perrin, Lytle has seen sporadic-
action, gaining 62 yards over land
and air against St. Louis in the
opening week of action.
"I'm very happy out here," stated
Lytle. "The climate isgreat, the
.weather is nice and the fans are
great. This has given me an oppor-
tunity to play and I'm really happy.r
"It's been a real mental trip
because I'm playing alongside guys
that I might have idolized when I was
younger.
"My biggest goal is the same as
any running back - to gain 1000,
yards ... it's in the back of my mind.
But I want to improve each week and
learn from the veterans and get
better."
Also in the AFC, Hennessy has
found himself a job with the Jets as a
second team defensive end.
"I'm having a really good time,"
was Hennessy's comment w h e n

ties hit pros
asked about performing in the Big ' The coaches .. add 2:
Apple. "I'm used to the big cities.. .- "You can't really comf
I'm having a hell of a time." Smith stated, "Bo works
The coaches: intensity while Coach
"The Jets really respect him ,motivates. He tries to giv
(Michaels). He's the- leader type. pride."
You know, last year the, players Smith revealed that
didn't care how they did. Everything camp that he held for p
was pretty lackadaisical. April may have been inst
his being with the SteelerE
There's not somebody [Schem- "I don't really know,
bechler] always over your head Rooneys (Dan Rooney,
here, he continued. "He isn't into general manager) cam
discipline as much as Bo, but there's watch.. I guess that
more of a team concept here."' liked me.
"We're shooting for a 7-7 record. Oh yes, one more t
,We' goto ber realiic J "We play Oakland this
We'v go toberealsti. ,im week), and that's quite
(Smith) can be a little higher, but said Smith, "I guessit s
after all, he's with a team that could be like Ohio State, but I h
be playing in the, Super Bowl." tobebleigta.
Indeed Smith seems to be in almost t
tlir ideal -ituation. Paying with a
,pbwerhodie, Smith seems assured of
the extra money that comes with aS O R "
championship contender. Except for
the fact that the Steelers are loaded
with receivers. AMERICAN LEAG
"You've got to take things as they Baltimore 6, Detroit 3
Boston 7, Toronto3
come," commented Smith, "I'm just Cleveland 4, New York I
tremendously honored to be on this NATIONAL LEAG
team. I'm honored because they Montreal 7, Philadelphia 2
selected me even with all the other Pittsburghs, New York 2
receivers they have.T
''The [theSteeers'The largest barrier r
"They [the Steelers' receivers] world is the Great Barr
have been tremendous. They sur-- Australia. It is actually
prised me that they would want to series of reefs extending
help, even though I'm competing miles along the east coa
with them." tralia.

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SPORTS OF THE DAILY
Ali knocked down but keeps title

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK-Muhammad Ali, looking
at times like the dancing master of old and
at other times a weary old champion,
used left jabs and left hooks to pound
but a unanimous 15-round decision over
Zarnie Shavers and retain the world
heavyweight championship last night
at Madison Square Garden.
Ali was showing every one of his 35
years at the end, but he also showed his
tremendous courage when, after being
nocked down by Shavers in the 14th
round and sent across the ring by a
smashing right in the final round, he
came back with a flurry of head pun-
ches that almost put Shavers down.
It was a fantastic ending to a fight
that had its dull moments and it again
underlined the vast experience that Ali
carries into any fight,
The fight was close through the first
six rounds and then Ali, who hardly
ever missed with his left jabs,
especially when he chose to stick and
move, took control in the seventh
round.
Yanks don't clinch
NEW YORK-Wayne Garland scat-
tered sixhits and hurled the Cleveland
Indians to a 4-1 victory over New York,
last night, preventing the Yankees from

clinching the American League East
title.
With three games remaining in the
regular season, the Yankees lead the
Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox
by three games and need to win only
one of three weekend home games

against Detroit to capture their second
consecutive division title.
Meanwhile, the Orioles and Red Sox
meet three times in Boston and the
loser of Friday night's game will be
eliminated no matter what the Yankees
do.

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