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September 11, 1976 - Image 27

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Saturday,,September 11, 1976

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seventeen

Game experience
helps secondary

(Continued from Page 3)
who also returns punts, is a
hard hitting junior who inter-
cepted two passes last year.
Bolden,a senior, led the team
with eight passes broken up.
7liver, also a senior, -is as fast
as the rest and is almost as-
sured of Dufek's spot.
This quartet will have plenty
of action this year with pass-
minded opponents like Stanford,
Wake Forest, Minnesota and
maybe Northwestern and Mich-
igan State on the schedule.
The strongman of the Michi-
gan defense is O'Neal, the
senior linebacker. The pow-
erful All-Big Ten selection led
the team in tackles last sea-
son. This year, All - American
recognition is not out of
reach.
Second - leading tackler Dave
Devich graduated, opening up
the other linebacker position to
senior Jerry Vogele, most like-
ly. The converted fullback from
Cincinnati played sparingly last
season, and will receive com-
petition from junior Rex Mack-
all.
One of Michigan's most high-
ly - regarded recruits, Ron
Simpkins from Detroit, was a
mid-term graduate and took
part in spring drills. He will
add to the linebacker competi-
tion.
Schembechler's defensive
ends are traditionally lighter
and faster than most in order
to drop back on pass cover-
age like the linebackers.
Tom Seabron and John An-
derson fit this bill. Anderson, a
junior with good speed, also

punts for the Wolverines. He
has played middle guard and
linebacker for Michigan.
Seabron made a name for
himself in last year's Northwes-
tern game, when he stormed
into the backfield, grabbed the
ball from a surprised Wildcat
quarterback, and sprinted 40
yards for a touchdown. He is
the front-runner for the other
end spot.
Morton is Michigan's leading
defensive candidate for post-
season honors. The soft-spoken
tackle from Akron is entering
his third year as a starter, and
Schembechler says he is the
quickest tackle in the country.
Last year, Morton was in
on 118 tackles, including 15
for losses totaling 61 yards.
He finished the season with
t w o e x c e p t i o n a l
games against Ohio State and
Oklahoma, and was as good
as ever this spring.
At the other tackle will be
senior John Hennessy, who re-
ceived considerable playing
time last year as replacement
for injured Jeff Perlinger. Hen-
nessy had more tackles than
any other non-regular.
Thebattle for Davis' middle
guard position will be lively.
The leading candidate is Steve
Anderson, a junior from Toledo,
who started in the spring game.
Sophomores Dale Keitz and Ky-
ron Williams have good chanc-
es to land the starting job.
Last season, the Michigan de-
fense gave up 134 yards rush-
ing per game, a bit more than
usual for a Schembechler team.
1975 was also the first season
since '69 in which a Schembech-
ler team gave up more than
100 points.
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DEFENSIVE TACKLE "MO" MORTON takes aim on the legs of Missouri quarterback Steve
Pisarkiewicz in last year's game. Morton is the lone regular returning to the Michigan defen-
sive line.
IT'S HARDTOGET FREE CIDER
FOR THE 18TH YEAR
1960
Football '76 and That Means the Barrel Is Out Again
With FREE CIDER at TICE'S MEN'S SHOP on Home
Game Saturday Mornings.
It Also Means Levi Cords, Jeans, and Flannel Shirt
Season and Tice's Has the Biggest Selection in Ann
Arbor.
1111 S. UNIVERSITY

Greg Morton

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