Tuesday, October 12, 1976
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Tuesday, October 12, 1976 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Andy Glazer v....
Bo on top-ranking, . .
. ..'makes no difference'
IT SEEMS A shade absurd for a 20-year-old college sportswriter
to be appraising a 47-year-old college football coach at the
top of his profession, but absurdity has never stopped me before'
(just ask my friends).
Bo Schembechler has come of age.
It's not a matter of age or number of years in the pro-
fession. Bo'simply knows what he is worth, what his tealn is
capable of, and what the other people in his profession can do.
How many people do you know that fit that description?
"You guys (reporters) are always asking what it's like to be'
number one," said Schembechler yesterday at his weekly pressj
luncheon. "Well, I'll tell you. There's no difference between.
number one and number eight for me.
"I do the same things. I get up in the morning. Go to work.
Run home and have a sandwich. Relax in my easy chair. Run
back to work. Work with my coaches and players. Come home,:
eat some dinner, sometimes watch some films, go to sleep, get,
up, go to work . . .
"Nothing's changed," continued Schembechler. "I don't
see any more or any less people. I just like to be a guy that
Facial expression can mean everything when an authoritative
figure plays it humble. Witness Woody, Hayes, who has been
known to out-humble Gomer Pyle at times, and then give that
big grin that says, "ain't I cute when I act like this?"
There was no grin on Schembechler's face. He sat eating
a seafood salad, speaking frankly and looking as believeable as
Bo hasn't always been totally believeable-looking, 'especially
when it came time to describe the next Christians to be thrown!
to his lions. Navy would "never quit," or Indiana would "have a:
good running game."t
Can't relax for anybody
And now there is Northwestern, which looks for all the r
world like- the biggest "dog" Michigan has faced since . . .
well, since Northwestern came into town last year and lost 69-0.
Still, in another time and another place, Bo would have talked I
about Randy Dean's passing, Scott Yelvington's running and how
Northwestern scared him . . . period. Nothing to soften thea
rather obviously unwarranted fears. e
Schembechler did talk about those things yesterday, but he a
didn't just tell people that Northwestern was underrated and
walk away. He explained just why he's been a- walking collection
of platitudes (although that wasn't quite the-way he put it).-
"You can't overrelax," said Schembechler. "If you relaxg
you're in danger. A football player is not out there unless he's a
combdtive guy . . . he's not going to let himself look bad by not
"The favored team has to go out and hit," continued
Schembechler. "Northwestern has a guy who can throw and
receivers who can catch. If he's red hot they can score some
"Defensively, they're going to gamble . . . blitz, try for the
interception, maybe overplay to one side. If they force the mis-
takes, you can be in a dogfight.
"But they can play into our hands by doing those things, "
said Schembechler. "If we get the interception, or if Huckleby
-or Lytle break loose . .. . we can rout them by a bigger score
than we might have.
"You have to be careful," he continued, "because they have
not won - they have everything to gain and no ing to lose. As
I said before, a football player is a combativf guy and just
won't lay down and die."
So we finally have an explanation for all those' "nice"
things Bo says about opposing teams. What's more, Schem-
bechler was willing to give some credit to his own team -
something he has done sparingly this year.
'We're not bad'"
Michigan fullback Rob Lytle,
who averaged a record 18 yards
per carry against Michigan
State last Saturday, has been
named the Big Ten Player of
the Week on offense by The
Lytle, a senior from Fre-
mont, Ohio, gained 180 yards in
10 carries to lead the top-rank-
ed Wolverines to a 42-10 vic-
tory over Michigan State.
Lytle's performance erased
the previous Big Ten per game
rushingsaverage record of 17.9
yards set two years ago by
Mike Pruitt of Purdue against
Iowa. Pruitt had 179 yards in
pr e( Me 4a i4
N'Western loses Boykin
EVANSTON, Ill. - Tailback Greg Boykin, the leading ground
gainer in Northwestern history, is lost for the season because of
damaged ligaments in his right knee.
The 225-pound senior from Kent, Ohio, suffered the
injury in Saturday's 7-0 loss to Indiana which extended
Northwestern's record losing streak to 11 games.
Boykin will be replaced by junior Pat Geegan Saturday when
the Wildcats have the unenviable task 'of facing Michigan's top-
ranked Wolverines, who last season defeated Northwestern 69-0.
Iuricane' ti court
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Security will be tight today for the
opening of the murder retrial of former boxer Rubin "Hurricane"
Carter, who spent nine years in prison trying to prove he is
Hudson County sheriff's officers expect a large audience for
the trial and plan to frisk spectators and use metal detectors.
Reporters have been issued special credentials.
Carter, 39, and codefendant John Artis, 31, will be tried on
charges they murdered three persons in a Paterson bar June 17,
SAN FRANCISCO NOW 4 -1l
Second half surge upsets Rams
LOS ANGELES UP) - Quar-s
terback Jim Plunkett threw!
for two touchdowns while the
San Francisco defense threw
Los Angeles passer James Har-
ris for losses 10 times .last
ight as the 49ers upuset the
previously undefeated Rams
16-0 in a National Football
Winning their fourth game
against one loss, the revitaliz-
ed 49ers - who were 13-point
underdogs' going into the game
-- took over first place in the
National Conference West by
winning this nationally tele-
vised game before a crowd of
80,532 at Memorial Coliseum.
The shutout was the first
the Rams have suffered in a
regular season NFL game at
the Coliseum since the team
moved here from Cleveland
Neither team scored in the
first half, with the Rams com-
mitting four holding penalties
and being charged with having
an illegal man downfield on
punts four other times.
The 49ers took the second
half kickoff and promptly zip-
ped 73 yards in four plays, the
touchdown coming on a 36-yard'
pass from Plankett to Willie
McGee. Steve Mike-Mayer kick-
ed the conversion.
Then the 49ers started to un- ing back to pass. Defensive end
load on Harris, who last week Hart personnally accounted for,
passed for 436 yards in a 31-28 six sacks, and the 10 were a
victory over Miami. San Francisco team record, bet-
Back to pass, Harris was tering the seven they had
hit by Tommy Hart, fumbled against the New York Jets in a
and defensive tackle Cleve-. 16-7 victory a week ago Sunday.
land Elam recovered for 49ersh: . : "
at the Los Angeles five. On... .>r:.:::.:::";::::..
third down at the six, Plun- T" e Top 20
kett was hit, but still found "
Tom Mitchell two yards into By The Associated Press
the end zone for the touch- The Top Twenty teams in Thej
down. A high pass from cen- Associated Pressrcollege footbaI.,
team poll, with first - place votes
ter cost the conversion. in parentheses, season records and
Hart hit Harris again on the total points.
first play after the ensuing 1. MICHIGAN (57) 5-0-0 1,194
kickoff, the ball popped into the 2. Pittsburgh (3) 5-040 1,057
3. Nebraska 4-0-1 848
air and defensive tackle Jimmy 4. UCLA 4-0-1 834
Webb grabbed it at the 14. 5. Maryland 5-0-0 660
After reaching the one, and on 6. Oklahoma 4-0-1 611
fourth down, Coach Monte 7. Missouri 4-1-0 485
8. Southern California 4-1-0 =418
Clark of the 49ers elected to go 9. Ohio St. 3-1-1 406
for the field goal and Mike- 10. Texas Tech 3-0-0 309
Mayer booted an 18-yarder. 11. Georgia 4-1-0 3021
12. Florida 3-1-0 230;
All 16 points in the game 13. Texas 2-1-1 174
came within 5:56 of the third 14. Notre Dame 3-1-0 1581
charter. 15. Kansas 4-1-0 130
16. Louisiana St. 3-1-1 421
The sacking of Harris contin- '1tie Mississippi 4-2-0 42
ned, with 97 yards lost on the 18Horansa 3-1-0 2
nine times he was hit while go- 20. Alabama 3-2-0 18
Carter and Artis have continuously claimed innocence,
and the New Jersey Supreme Court granted them a new trial
last March on grounds the prosecutor in the original case
withheld evidonce from the defense.
The trial was shifted to Jersey City by Superior Court Judge
William Marchese' after attorneys argued the defendants couldn't
get a fair jury in Passaic County. Carter and Artis are free on
Keep on canoeing
CALLICOON, N.J. - A two-man canoeing team from Ann
Arbor, Mich. survived a spill in the final mile to post a three-
second victory ,yesterday in the first running of the Governor's
John Baker, 30, and John Schwartz, 23, negotiated the 32-mile
white water course between here and Minisink Ford in 2 hours,
33 minutes and 4 seconds.
Richard Rankin and Norman Ludwig, of Pennsylvania, were
Dobeduel 'at CMilU
Michigan's only two undefeated, unscored-upon varsity teams
travel to Mt. Pleasant today to face Central Michigan.
"Central will be a severe test for us," Phyllis Ocker, coach
of the undefeated Michigan field hockey team.
Women's tennis coach John Atwood also expects a bit of
a challenge from the Chippewas. His team has already beaten
Henry Ford C.C., Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan,
, all by 9-0 scores.
Central's field hockey team went to the national tournament
and is considered the best team in the state. Michigan has
beaten Eastern (3-0), Adrian (4-0) and Toledo (10-0).
_- - - -
Excerpts from the Nixon tapes
Mitchell: You called Mr. President?
Nixon: Yes, you fat (expletive deleted). Thanks to you and
your (expletive deleted) brea-in at the Watergate, I forgot all
about my (inaudible) Griddes! I could've won .a (trucking? duck-
ing?) small one-item pizza from Pizza Bob's, but that (deleted)
caper made me forget to have it in by midnight Friday!
Mitchell: Uh, gee, I'm sorry, Mr. President,
Nixon: Shutup and finishing shining my shoes, (muffled).
Tomorrow: Earl Butz on good sex, loose shoes, and a warm
"I feel pretty good about that game (MSU), other than the
three first half mistakes. We made all of our offensive goals but y
one (to have seven drives of ten plays or more, or score -
Michigan' had six), and the defense is improving, too. We'resr"
not bad.'' ":::":::,(2;s.....
The praise come in from other areas as well. Wake Forest
coach Chuck Mills wrote to Schembechler recently, noting that:
from watching game films he had seen several opportunities :
Wolverine players had to take legal ."shots" at Wake Forest 3
players - opportunities the Wolverines did not take.
Schembechler said that he hadn't particularly noticed It
himself, but that he was glad to hear it from Mills. No speeches The Stopper?
on how he lectures his players to be clean. Just letting actiont.r
sek. Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jim Kaat takes a break while
Yes, it appears that Mr. Schembechler solidly controls both preparing to face the Cincinnati Reds in the third National
himself and his football team, knowing strengths, weaknesses, League playoff game today at 3 p.m. The lefthander will take
what should be said and what shouldn't. During the luncheon Bo his 12-14 record against Gary
and the writers joked for several minutes about Schembechler's Nolan (15-9) at Cincinnati. The
use of confetti on the sidelines (to determine wind direction Reshavetanithept-
the bowl shape of Michigan Stadium causes swirling winds). games and can clinch the pen-
nant with a victory today.
"Yeah, isn't it great," joked Schembechler. "While all those Meanwhile, the A m e r i c a n
other guys are coaching I got that tough job." League playoff series resumes
Sorry, Bo, but we all know better. tonight at 8 p.m. in New York
with the Royals and the Yan-
kees tied at one game apiece.
:..". ."::. .:.....:....:.:::: ::." .:.... Dock Ellis (17-8) will take the
BIG TEN STANDINGS mound for the Yankees and
>~.:'* *'..:'~Andy Hassler (5-12) wvill do the
:.a"::::.. .s .. : .4 ":! ' ": . honors for K ansas City. Both
games will be telecast by ABC
Conference All Games (channel 7 in Detroit).
W L T Pts. Opp. W L T Pts. Opp. __ -\
place to do your Griddes.
1) MICHIGAN at Northwestern'
2) Minnesota at Michigan
3) Ohio State at Wisconsin
4) Iowa at Indiana
5) Purdue at Illinois
6) Alabama at Tennessee
7) Georgia Tech at Auburn
8) Oklahoma State at Colorado
9) Harvard at Dartmouth I
10) Oklahoma at Kansas
LSU at Kentucky
Rutgers at Lehigh
Mississippi State at Mem-
Miami, Fla. ,at Pittsburgh
Tulsa at Cincinnati
Villanova at Delaware
Virginia Tech at Virginia
Columbia at Yale
Toledo at Western Michigan
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