Page 8-Wednesday, November 9, 1977-The Michigan Daily
Blue still No. 6
FROSH HERRMANN INSTANT SENSATION:
The AP Poll
1. Texas (641)......... 8-0
2. Alabama (2) ......... 8-1
4. (tie) Ohio State .......8-1
(tie) DAILY LIBELS .... 9-0
5. Notre Dame (2) ........7-1
6. MICHIGAN ..........8-1
7. Kentucky (1).........8-1
9. Penn State..........8-1
10. Pittsburgh ........... 7-1-1
11. Texas A&M.........6-1
13. Brigham Young...... 7-1
14. Southern Cal ......... 6-3
15. Clemson ...........7-1-1
16. Florida State......... 7-1
17. Arizona State........ 7-1
18. Texas Tech ............ 6-2
20. Colgate............ 9-0
The UPI Poll
1. Texas (38).......... 8-0 398
2. Alabama (1) ......... 8-1 334
3. Oklahoma ............ 8-1 304
4. (tie) Ohio State.......8-1 263
(tie) DAILY LIBELS .... 9-0 263
5. Notre Dame (1)........7-1 210
6. MICHIGAN......... 8-1 199
7. Arkansas ............ 7-1 132
8. Penn State ............ 81 119
9. Pittsburgh.........7-1-1 63
10. Nebraska..........7-2 57
11. Texas A&M........6-1 46
12. Brigham Young ....... 7-1 10
13. Arizona State......... 7-1 8
14. Southern Calif.......6-3 7
15. Colorado .........6-2-1 4
16. (tie) Florida State ..... 7-1 3
(tie) Clemson........7-1-1 3
18. No. Texas St......... 8-2 2
(Only 18 teams received votes.)
Aerial ace leads Boilers
BIG TEN STANDINGS
MICHIGAN .............. 5
Indiana .................. 3
Wisconsin ................ 3
Iowa .................... 2
Northwestern ............ 0
By DAVE RENBARGER
One year ago, Mark Herrmann's biggest con-
cern was quarterbacking his high school team into
the state championships.
Today, the main thing on Herrmann's mind is
the engineering of an upset this Saturday as his new
team, the Purdue Boilermakers, play host to sixth-
THAT'S QUITE A CHANGE over the short:
span of one year, but it's nothing the 18-year-old
freshman signal-caller cannot handle. Since
trading in his Carmel (Ind.) High School jersey thisJ
fall in favor of the Black and Gold of Purdue, Herr-
mann has established himself among the elite of
With a grand total of nine college contests under
his belt, Herrmann has amassed 2,215 yards
through the air to rank himself tops in the Big Ten
and second in the country. In addition to his 56 per
cent completion rate, Herrmann has tossed for 17
Stats such as those are remarkable enough for
any quarterback, but for a first-year man with just
two years of high school experience the lofty num-
bers are unheard of.
"I just hope that it hasn't been all a fluke so far,"
said Herrmann in a telephone interview yesterday.
"I don't want to peak too soon. I want to improve'
HERMANN IS A pure passer, plain and simple.
The 6-5, 190 pounder made that fact perfectly clear
the very first time 'he set foot on the college
The place was Spartan Stadium in East Lansing.
The time was early in the secprld quarter in the
opening game of the season. Herrmann recalls the
"Coach (Jim) Young called me over on the ben-
ch and told me that I was going to go in on the, next
series. I got a little nervous right then."
Herrmann didn't play like a jittery rookie, not by
a long shot. He personally picked apart the Spartan
secondary, racking up 282 passing yards. Although
the Boilermakers lost the contest, 19-14, Mark
Herrmann had arrived.
"I SURE WAS SURPRISED at what happened
(in the MSU game)," said Herrmann. "Everything
happened so fast. I was just hoping to get in for a lit-
tle bit. ! .p h
"I just hope that it hasn 't been all a
fluke so far. I don't want to peak too
soon. I want to improve every year."
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"I'm really glad I didn't start that game," he
continued. "It took off a lot of the pressure com-
ing off the bench."
Ever since the MSU affair, Herrmann has held
the spotlight as Purdue's starting QB and the top
passer in the conference. Instant success of this
magnitude is often hard to imagine, and usually
even harder to handle, but Herrmann is doing his
"I never could have expected all this," he said.
"At first, all the publicity bothered me a little. I
wasn't used to it. Now I don't let it get to me any-
AS A FRESHMAN QUARTERBACK, Herrmann
found himself in the somewhat awkward position as
the offensive team leader on a veteran team.
"At the beginning it was tough," he said. "As a
freshman it was hard to be the leader, especially in
the huddle with junior and seniors in there."
Shifting gears from the low pressure task of high
school student/quarterback to the more demanding
job at the university level proved even more diffi-
cult for Herrmann.
"It was a real tough adjustment overall, with
school and everything, trying to keep everything in
perspective," he noted. "Everyone tried to en-
courage me and help me along, and now I think I've
got it under control."
ON THE FIELD, anyway, Herrmann seems to
be in control of it all. A straight drop-back passer
the strong-armed Boilermaker' has the ability to
throw deep with accuracy..
To make the most of his quarterback's talents,
Purdue coach Jim Young,,formerly of Michigan an
Arizona, has installed the shot-gun offense, wher
Herrmann takes the center snap eight yards behin
the line of scrimmage.
"I think it's great," said Herrmann of the move.
"I get a lot more time back there and can see the
field much better. It's really super."
Young certainly did himself a big favor when he
convinced Herrmann to attend Purdue. As it turned
out, however, it was Young's appointment that
helped sway Herrmann toward West Lafayette
more than anything else.
AFTER BEING INITIALLY RECRUITED by a
host of schools, including Notre Dame, Nebraska'
Alabama, Michigan State and Indiana, Herrmann
narrowed down his selection to either the Irish of
"When Coach Young got the job, that pretty
much decided for me," said Herrmann. "I saw what
he did at Arizona on films, and I didn't think Alex
Agase would throw the ball too much."
This Saturday Herrman will certainly be throw=
ing the ball against the Wolverines. With arraverage
of thirty tosses a game through the first nine con,
tests, Herrmann indicated that he may be putting
the ball up even more versus Michigan.
"I think that we can hurt them (Michigan) with
the pass," he said. "I know that they'll be tough to
run against. We won't be doing anything real dif
ferent, but we might be throwing a little more."
BUT CAN THE BOILERMAKERS be Spoiler-
makers again this year?
"It'll be a good game, and I'm really looking
forward," said Hermann. "For me personally it wild
be a great challenge and a thrill. I was in the stands
for theMichigan game last year, and that was ex
This year, Herrmann will be on the field, and,
more than likely, the cause of the excitement.
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The Dekers Club next "Blue Line
Luncheon" .is scheduled for noon,
Friday, November 11, a the Crystal
House Motel, corner Washtenaw and
Huron Parkway. Featured speakers
will be Amo Bessone, head coach at
Michigan State University and Dan
Farrell, head coach of Michigan.
This event is open to the publie no
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Calling all CLUBS
By GUNNAR E. BERG
The Ann Arbor Squash Association opened the season last week with two wins
and three losses in it's respective classes.
The "A" division nipped the Toledo Squash team, 3-2, with Bob Burns, Bil
Austin and Loren Campbell taking their matches. The club has two."B" divisions
with the first losing'to the University club in Detroit, 3-2, and the second losing t
the Southfield Athletic Assn., 4-1. The Birmingham Athletic club dumped the "C"
team, 5-0. However, the women's team, perhaps the strongest in the league, stop-
ped Wayne State, 3-0. Ann Munro, Terry Rogers and Linda Brinkley won their
The Michigan Sailing club breezed past Michigan State and Notre Dame in the
Area "A" eliminations over the weekend. Sailing at Baseline Lake in Michigan,
seven teams vied for the top spot.
For the first time, Both the "A" and "B" divisions notched first place. In "A,
skippers Pete Smith, Pam Polhemus, Brendon Dolbroth and crew Linda Lavistida,
were victorious. In "B;" Tom Kinney and Mac Jocob, alternating with Bil
Deuchler and Joan Watts, came in first.
Dr. Oksana Lockridge has the money and the place to play, but only eight
women are currently on the team. The volleyballers will practice until Christmas
time, and will have a schedule of meets in the spring term. Anyone who is allowed
to enter the Central Campus Recreation Building may join. Anyone who is iu
terested may contact Dr. Lockridge at 764-9120 during the day.
Eastern Michigan's synchronized swimming team traveled to the CCRB last
week to face the Michifish perforiders in a fun meet with no serious competition.
There were nine individual, 25-yard races and one relay. Placing first for the
Michifish team were Bill Murphy, Barb Seleno, and Karen Sheets. Taking a second
place were Kathy Haines, Murphy, and Lou Ann Kiesling. Murphy, Pam Barnard
Joyce Ohlson, Nancy Walter, Sheets, and Drone Zupon had a third place finish.
The 1977 Oriental Martials Arts Exposition Open Championships took plate
last Sunday in Bloomington, Indiana.
In the men's yellow belt division, Han Won Lee placed first in forms 4nd
second in fighting. Mohammed Khazaeli came in fourth in forms in the brown belt
Jeannie Fisher took a third in forms and a fourth in fighting in the women4
green belt division. Joann Hamelin followed with a fifth in forms.
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