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Tuesday, October 12, 1976


Page Seven

Tuesday, October 12, 1976 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven

Inside Straight

I -Andy


Bo on top-ranking,.. .0
... 'makes no difference'
T 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 team 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 press
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.I
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
you know."
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 3
a seafod salad, speaking frankly and looking as believeable as
Ralph Nader.,
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."
Can't relax for anybody
And now there is Northwestern, which looks for all the
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, Bb would have talked!
about Randy Dean's passing,.Scott Yelvington's running and how
Northwestern scared him . . . period. Nothing to soften the;
rather obviously unwarranted fears.'
Schembechler did talk about those things yesterday, but he
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 relax
you're in danger. A football player is not out there unless he's a
combative 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 h-* they can score some
"Defensively, they're going to gamble . . . blitz, try for the
interception, maybe oveiplay to one side. If they force the mis-
takes, you can be in a dogfight.f
"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 nothing to lose. As
I said before, a football player is a combative 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
Associated Press.
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
rushing average record of 17.9
yards set two years ago by
Mike Pruitt of Purdue against
Iowa. Pruitt had 179 yards in
10 carries.

Ipr of the bailI
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.
Hurricane' itt 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,
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


Second half surge upsets Rams


terback Jim Plunkett threw
for two touchdowns while the
San Francisco defense threw
Los Angeles passer James Har-
ris for losses. 10 times last
night as the 49ers upuset the
previously undefeated Rams
.6-0 in a National Football
League game. 1
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
in 1946.
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 Plinkett to Willie
McGee. Steve Mike-Mayer kick-
ed the conversion.

Then the 49ers started to un-I
load on Harris, who last week
passed for 436 yards in a 31-28
victory over Miami.
Back to pass, Harris wasj
hit by Tommy Hart, fumbled
and defensive tackle Cleve-
land Elam recovered for 49ers
at the Los Angeles five. On
third down at the six, Plun-
kett was hit, but still found
Tom Mitchell two yards into
the end zone for the touch-
down. A high pass from cen-
ter cost the conversion.
Hart hit Harris again on the
first play after the ensuing
kickoff, the ball popped into the
air and defensive tackle Jimmy
Webb grabbed it at the 14.
After reaching the one,tand on
fourth down, Coach Monte
Clark of the 49ers elected to go
for the field goal and Mike-
Maver booted an 18-yarder.
All 16 points in the game
came within 5:56 of the third
The sacking of Harris contin-
ued, with 97 yards lost on the
nine times he was hit while go-

ing back to pass. Defensive end
Hart personnally accounted for
six sacks, and the 10 were a
San Francisco team record, bet-
tering the seven they had
against the New York Jets in a
16-7 victory a week ago Sunday.
The Top 20
ByTh sscatdPrs

withheld evidence 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
Cup Challenge.
John Baker, 30, and John Schwartz, 23, neotiated 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

By The Associated Press j
The Top Twenty teams in The * *
Associated Press college footbaM1,
team poll, with first - place votes Double druel at (CMU
Inaparentheses, season recordsvand
total points.
1. MICHIGAN (57) 5-0-0 1,194 Michigan's only two undefeated, un
2. Pittsburgh (3) 5-0-0 1,057
3. Nebrgka ( 4-0-1 '84 travel to Mt. Pleasant today to face Ci
4. UCLA 4-0-1 834 "Central will be a severe test fort
5. Maryland 5-0-0 660
6. Oklahoma 4-0-1 611of the undefeated Michigan field hock
7. Missouri 4-1-0 485
8. Southern California 4-1-0 418 Women's tennis coach John Atwo
9. Ohio St. 3-1-1 406 a challenge from the Chippewas. Hist
10. Texas Tech 3-0-0 309 3 Henry Ford C.C., Eastern Michigan
tl. Georgia 4-1-0 302
t2. Florida 3-1-0 230 all by 9-0 scores.
t3. Texas 2-1-1 174
14. Notre name 3-1-0 15s Central's field hockey team went t
15. Kansas 4-1-0 130 and is considered the best team in
e. Louisiana st. 3-1-1 42 beaten Eastern (3-0), Adrian (4-0) and I
18. Arkansas 3-1-0 37-
19. Houston 3-1-0 28
20. Alabama 3-2-0 18 I



scoredupon varsity teams
entral Michigan.
us," Phyllis Ocker, coach,
ey team.
ood also expects a bit of
team has already beaten
and Western Michigan,
o the national tournament
the state. Michigan has
Toledo (10-0).
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Excerpts from the Nixon tapes
Mitchell: You called Mr. President?
Nixon: Yes, you fat (expletive deleted). Thanks to you and
your (expletive deleted) break-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 buto or
one (to have seven drives of ten plays or more, or score -
Michigan had six), and the defense is improving, too. We're
not bad." .
The praise come in from other areas as well. Wake Forest'
coach Chuck Mills wrote to Sche bechler recently, noting that
from watching game films he had seen several opportunities ,
Wolverine players had to take legal "shots" at Wake Forest
players opportunities the Wolverines did not take.:||f}
Schembechler said that he hadn't particularly noticed it .:: ..} '
himself, but that he was glad to hear it from Mills. No speechesjeC tO P 3".
on how he lectures his players to be clean. Just letting actionPJ
speak. 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 d Nolan (5-9) at Cincinnati. The
use of confetti on the sidelines (to determine wind direction - games and can clinch the pen-
the bowl shape of Michigan Stadium causes swirling winds). nant with a victory today.
"Yeah, isn't it great," joked Schembechler. "While all those i 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-
::: : 5 .kees tied at one game. apiece.
<::: ...;: :.;:;s:;.:;r:::w :<;" ":.::Dock Ellis (17-8) will take the
BIG TEN STANDINGS mound for the Yankees and
BIG EN TANDNGSAndy Hassler (5-12) will do- the
:..::.::::;.::.::,?;;>:.:::-:.".:.. :.: r;- r#::<<i: honors fr Kansas C ity. Both
a Coferece Al Gaes igames will be telecast by ABC
Conference All Games (channel 7 in Detroit).
W L T Pts. Opp. W L T Pts. Opp. - -
MICHIGAN.............. 2 0 0 82 37 5 0 0 234 51' HAIRSTYLING FOR
Minnesota. ..2 0 0 61 27 4 1 0 117 89 MEN WOMEN
Ohio State . 2 0 0 84 35 3 1 1 126 701 TRYANEWLONG
Pude... . 2004.53. 0 0 OSOTTL
Indiana .............. 1 1 0 20 32 2 3 0 74 1141 DASCOLA
Illinois ...... .1 1 0 38 35 2 3 0 95 89I BARBERS
Wisconsin 0 2 0 43 58 2 3 0 147 127 Arborland 971-9975
Iowa 0 2 0 20 58 2 3 0 64 122 Maple Village 766-2733
Michigan State 0 2 0 31 91 1 3 1 89 156 Liberty off State 668-9329
Northwesate 02 1 3East U at So. U. 662-0354
NotwsenNorthwestern..,...-.".. 0 2 0 19 38 0 5 0 34 125

place to do your Griddes.
1) MICHIGAN at Northwestern
(pick score)
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
10) Oklahoma at Kansas

'11) LSU at Kentucky
12) Rutgers at Lehigh
13) Mississippi State at Mem-
phis State
,14) Miami, Fla. at Pittsburgh
15) Tulsa at Cincinnati
16) Villanova at Delaware
17) Virginia Tech at Virginia
18) Columbia at Yale
19) Toledo at Western Michigan
20) Daily Libels vs Case West-
ern Reserve'

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