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Thursday, October 14, 1976

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seven

Thursday, October 14, 1976 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Ends anchor option defense for

By RICK BONINO
You can't always believe everything
you read. Take, for example, the typi-
cal Michigan football roster.-
In it, you'll find the symbol DE-
defensive end - across from John An-
derson, Rex Mackall, Tom Seabron and
Dom Tedesco.
But to picture these men as the
type of player the title traditionally
suggests - lumbering behemoths who
stalk the gridiron crushing opponents
-is to misunderstand one of the most
important facets of Michigan's option-
oriented defense.
"The term linebacker more adequate-
ly expresses what the position entails,"
said defensive end coach Bill McCart-
ney.
"Option football has forced a change
in the position's physical require-
ments," McCartney continued. "You
have to be big and strong enough to
play across from big tight ends, or a
fullback like (Ohio State's) Pete John-
son.
"Yet, you have to be maneuverable
enough to handle option football and
finesse the quarterback," the ex-Mis-
sour'i linebacker continued. "The final
dimension is pass defense."

Seabron said the defensive ends daily
view a sign composing only three
words: constrict, contain and control.
"We have to constrict the offensive
tackle hole, try to get around the cor-
ner and contain the quarterback, and
finally control the line of scrimmage,"
the 6-3*, 212-pound Detroiter explain-
ed.
In Michigan's angle system, the wide
side end comes closest to the stereo-
typed defensive end, spending most of
his time attempting to contain the
opposing quarterback.
"The hardest thing about the posi-
tion is the different responsibilities,"
Tedesco said. "You have to be able
to take the tight end man-on-man, yet
be quick enough to cat-and-mouse the
quarterback (cover both quarterback
and tailback on the option)."
But the 6-4, 210 junior has made the
most of his opportunity. He leads the
Wolverines with five tackles for loss-
es, including four quarterback sacks,
and two fumble recoveries.
In addition, the Illinois native re-
ceived Defensive Hustler of the Week
acclaim for h play against Wake
Forest.
But no one h forgotten Seabron.

He wowed the crowd in last year's
Northwestern game by borrowing the
ball from a startled substitute signal-
caller and turning on his high school
track form with a forty-yard touch-
down sprint.
"Last year, I had the speed and
potential, but I didn't know how to
put it all together," the former prep
defensive end said. "This year, I'm
developing more technique."
"Seabron has great quickness," Mc-
Cartney said. "He's young and he'll
get better."
"LAST WEEK was his first week
back and he was a little rusty, but
he'll come on," chimed in coach Bo
Schembechler. "He has an abundance
of talent."
With that talent sidelined, Mackall
(6-4, 215) returned to his former de-
fensive end slot after finally adjust-
ing to wide linebacker following a
freshman spring shift.
"The' inside linebacker has more re-
sponsibilities than the outside lineback-
er (defensive end)," the only Wolver-
ine to play three positions this sea-
son (both ends and linebacker) explain-
ed.
"I liked defensive end as a fresh-

man, then I thought linebacker was. a
better position, but I like them both,"
the junior concluded.
With Seabron healthy, Mackall, whom
McCartney called "one of the best ath-
letes on our team," is currently list-
ed at short side end behind Anderson
- an unenviable situation indeed.
ANDERSON, winner of last spring's
Frederick Matthei award as most
promising sophomore, currently stands
fifth on the team in tackles and has
leaped high to bat down three passes.
Amid numerous impressive plays
last weekend, the 6-3, 208 junior picked
off a pass to stall an 88-yard MSU
drive, deflating the Spartans and earn-
ing Defensive Champion honprs.
As short side end, (opposite the
strong safety) the Natural Resources
major concentrates primarily on pass
defense. McCartney estimates he
spends 80 per cent of his time in the
secondary.,
The Wolverines' pass-happy opponents
(average 35 throws per game) have
even forced a shift where Anderson
drops back before the snap. Despite
their vulnerability to the run, the end
has justified these means with out-
standing performances against Stan-

ford and MSU.
"THE TRANS:
ning and passin
times hard," An
like the position
freedom to expr
as rigid as offen
The former ti
the most rigid of
punter. Anderson
enced difficulties
"I'm fortunate
in any real clos
consin native sai
games toward t
so I'm not as
be."
MICHIGAN'S p
eased Anderson's
"I've punted l
this year," he sa
that."
Anderson's legE
rest this weekend
fense and Wildca
cal form. Buth
on defense.
Northwestern,1
team, should pri
oriented after th
ning threat Greg

Michigan.
"Our big concern with Northwestern
ITION (between run- is containing their quarterback (Randy
g defense) is some- Dean)," McCartney said. "They've
nderson said. "But I been able to move the ball when they
- it gives you more break containment.
ess yourself. It's not "THIS WEEK in particular should
nse." be a good test of the ends," he con-
ght end fills one of tinued. "We'll have to neutralize the
ffensive roles, that of double-team blocking of their tailback
n hasn't yet experi- and fullback (held in to block in North-
with his dual duties. western's favorite 'jet series.')"
that we haven't been But the men under the magnifying
se games," the Wis- glass relish the responsibility.
id. "I can get out of "IT'S BY FAR the largest challenge
he end (on defense) we'll have" Seabron added, "by far
fatigued as I could the hardest test of containing the
quarterback."
'otent offense has also Seabron also admits some extra emo-
chore. tion due to last - year's anti-Wildcat
ess than ever before heroics.
id. "-But I don't mind "I'm sure a lot of people will look
at me and say, 'he's the one who
should get some more scored that touchdown last year,' " he
d if the Wolverines of- said.
at defense show typi- "But the way they run their of-
he should keep busy fense, it could happen again," he add-
ed. "Their quarterback holds the ball
primarily a throwing so much that if we get to him often
rove even more air- enough we can get' another big play.
he loss of lone run- "If our defense has a chance to
Boykin. score in any game, it'll be this one,"

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Blue, host water polo -tourney;

SPORTS OF THE DAILY:

Islanders shave

best teams innation
By RICK VALENTINE "THEY A
Michigan plays host to an impressive ar- How we pe
ray of talent this weekend at the Second An- two play."
nual Invitational Water Polo Tournament. Three oth
"IIT'S THE strongest tournament outside John Daley,
the west coast" said coach Davre Peugh. played well.
Seven schools will participate in the round- In the u
robin tourney that will be held at Matt Mann will be in th
Pool on Friday and Saturday. The fight for Kentucky, a
the championship should be very close. Chicago Cir
PEUGH SEES the teams from Texas A&M, The "A"
Loyola, and Michigan as the class of the Pittsburgh,
tournament, but, Pittsburgh and Kentucky each bracke
won't be far behind. to decide th
"I can't see us not, being in the top four. COACH P
I'd have to say Texas A&M is the favorite verine victo
because they're the defending champions" "Our stro
said Peugh. fense. We ge
MICHIGAN goes into this weekend's tour-
nament fresh from its championship show- swsmstss.
ing at the Pittsburgh Tournament two TItS STi
weeks ago. Ta amSTR
One of the bright spots for the W '-rines that almost
at that tournament was the play of fresh- polo team
man goalie Tony Paxton. team.
Coach Peugh was pleased with his per- In summa
formance saying. "Tony came into his own a champion
in the tournament. Now he's playing col- "tnsividuat
legiate class water polo." than most tg
Also impressive in play thus far this working tog
season have been senior Joe Bauer and The coach
sophomore Rick Pepper. Peugh views their tisan crowd
play as crucial. "The guysr

competing
RE the best players we have.
rform depends upon how these
her returnees, Gordon Downie,
and Larry Schroder, have also
upcoming tournament Michigan
e "B" bracket, paired with SMU,
nd the University of Illinois (at
cle Campus).
bracket will consist of Loyola,
and Texas A&M. The winner of
t will meet at 6:30 on Saturday
e championship.
EUGH feels the key to a Wol-
ry would be on offense.
ngest suit is on swimming of-
et open a lot because we're faster
Outside of Indiana, we're the
nming team in our conference."
RENGTH comes from the fact
all of the players on the water
are also on the Michigan swim
arizing the team's chances for
ship this weekend, Peugh said, j
y we have six better players 1
eams, but we just have to start I
ether"
also hopes to have a large par-
on hand for the games saying,
really need fan support."

Sabres,

4-3

By The Associated Press
BUFFALO - Gary Howatt
scored two second-period goals
and the New York Islanders
withstood a late assault by
Buffalo in beating the Sabres
4-3 in a National Hockey League
game last night.
After Howatt's goals gave
the Islanders a 4-1 lead, the
Sabres rallied with goals by
Rene Robert at 18:21 of the
second period and by Rick
Martin in the final period.
Brian Spencer missed a shot
on an empty net late in the
third period, costing the Sabres
a tie.

short drive at 16:25 of the open-
ing period.
Howatt's goals came on a
35-footer and off a goal mouth
pass from Bob Nystrom.
* * *
Bruins bomb
NEW YORK - Gregg Shep-
pard scored three goals and
added an assist yesterday night
to lead the Boston Bruins to
a 5-1 National Hockey League
victory over the New York Ran-
gers.
BILL BOAIRI1)

Sheppard opened the scoring first period and Tom Lysiak scored the first Los Angeles
at 10:08 of the first period when made at 2-0 at,11:54, each goal goal in the second period
he lifted the puck over New coming with both teams a man when the Maple Leafs had
York goaltender John Davidson short. two men in the penalty box.
during a Boston power play. He The Barons chopped the mar- With Darryl Sittler, Pat Bou-
was assisted by ex-Rangers gin to 2-1 on a goal by Bob tette, Erroll Thompson and Stan
Rick Middleton and Brad Park. Murdoch with 28 seconds left in Weir scoring goals in the first
the first period. Rookie Greg two periods, the. Maple Leafs
In the second period, at Smith tied the game on a pow- appeared to be in control.
12:14, Sheppard's shot from er-play goal at 9:53 of the sec-: The goal by Williams Came
the point eluded Davidson, ond period. on a slap shot from the left
with Wayne Cashman and Graves took advantage of a aceoff circle th beat Mc-
Dave Forbes getting assists. power play- just 16 seconds Rae high on the short side
into the a penalty to Murdoch. Rh
The Rangers moved to within That goal, with assists by The Maple Leafs lost Thomp-
2-1 when Phil Esposito scored Lysiak and Richard Mulhern, son early in the third period
his first goal of the season, but came 3:29 into the period. when he was checked in the
the Bruins responded with Myre made a sensational stop Los Angeles zone by the Kinigs'
three more goals, the last of on a breakaway by Ralph Klas- Ab DeMarco. Thompson was
which was Sheppard's third sen at 10:54, and Graves salted taken to a hospital and Leafs
tally of the night. it away with an unassisted goal Coach Red Kelly said following
* * * less than a minute later. the game that the high-scoring
* * * left winger had suffered a bro-
Flames flare g sti. ken wrist and would be lost to
'Kings tieTthe team indefinitely.
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The Islanders, who had domi- Student season tickets for
nated the first two periods, got Michigan basketball go on sale
off only two shots on the Buf- Monday, Nov. 8. Students with
falo net in the last period. The ,senior IDs may buy tickets from
Sabres outshot the Islanders in 8 a.m. to noon on Monday, while
the game by a 30-14 margin, junior tickets will be sold from
Ed Westfall d the first 12 to 5. Sophomores may buy
E Westfae sor he Cfirs tickets Tuesday, Nov. 9 from
goal for New York while Clark 8 to noon, and freshman tick-
Gillies was in the penalty box ets go on sale that afternoon.
for New York in the opening Tickets for 14 home games are
period. On th- same penalty, $14 for students, $21 for staff,
Don Luce tipped in a long shot and $37 for the general public.
later in the first period., giv- Individual tickets are $1.50 for
ing the Sabres a 1-1 tie. students with valid ID's, $2 for
staff and $3 for the public. Gen-
But the Islanders went ahead eral public tickets are on sale
to stay when Gillies took a pass now at 1000 State St.
from Billy Harris and put in a

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third period to spark the At- scored his third goal of the Na- "
lanta Flames to a 4-2 Nation- tional Hockey League season
al Hockey League victory over with less than three minutes re-
the Cleveland Barons last night. maining last night to give the
S The Flames, with goalie Los Angeles Kings a 4-4 tie
Phil Myre keeping the Barons with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Pn h ekeumedoug toBar2-s Marcel Dionne scored two
in check, jumped out to a 2-0 Ithird - period goals to help
lead in the first period. start the Kings' rally from a
Ken Houston put Atlanta on 4-0 deficit. Butch Goring, who
the scoreboard at 8:03 of the assisted on both Dionne goals, st

SCORES
NHL
Boston 5, N.Y. Rangers 1
N.Y. Islanders 4, Buffalo 3
Atlanta 4, Cleveland 2
Toronto 4, Los Angeles 4 (tie)
Chicago 4, Pittsburgs 1
. Louis 3, Colorado 2

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PENNANT UP FOR GRABS:

McRal
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK - Hal McRae
ripped a double and a triple,
triggering a sudden explosion of
extra-base hits by Kansas City,{
and the Royals defeated the
New York Yankees 7-4 yester-
day to tie the American League
playoff at two victories apiece.
That sent the teams into a'
decisive fifth game tonight with
the winner advancing to the
World Series beginning Saturday
in Cincinnati against the Na-
tional League champion Reds.
The Royals routed Yankee
ace Catfish Hunter and sur-
vived two Graig Nettles home
runs to gain the victory they
had to have to keep their
chances for the pennant alive..
Kansas City Manager Whitey
Herzog shuffled his lineup in
an effort to awaken the slumber-
ing Royals bats.
McRae, usually the designated
hitter, started in the outfield in
place of Jim Wohlford and
rookie Jamie Quirk inherited the
DH role. Veteran Cookie Rojas,
who had played in only 63 games
during the regular season, got
the start at second base, re-
placing Frank White.
The moves were drastic
ones for the Royals, but their

lead

resurgence
ter and Rojas greeted reliever Kansas City scored once more
Dick Tidrow with a sacrifice fly in the eighth and reliever Steve
that scored Quirk and made it Mingori had" little trouble with

Justice by the ounce!

situation also was drastic. And

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when Kansas City was finish-
ed each of Herzog's lineup

switches had paid off hand- 5-2. the Yankees the rest of the way,
somely. Two innings later, Kansas disturbed only by Nettles' solo
John Mayberry opened the City was at it again. This time home run leading off the ninth
second inning by walking on McRae walloped a triple that inning.
four pitches. Hunter got the went to the fence in left-center Used rarely in the field this
next two batters but Rojas kept field. Quirk's sacrifice fly season, McRae got a start in
the inning alive with a single to gave the visitors another run. right field as the Royals shuf-
center. With one out in the Yankees' fled their lineup. It paid off
Little Fred Patek, at 5 feet 4 half of the seventh, Oscarl at the plate with his two key
the shortest player in the ma- Gamble lined a double over hits.
jors, ripped Hunter's next pitch McRae's head in right field.
for a double to right-center field, Then, when the pitcher Davey ; "I had been swinging bad-
scoring Mayberry and Rojas. Bird's pickoff throw to second ly," said McRae, who lost the
Then Buck Martinez, the No. 9 base sailed into center field, AL batting championship to
batter, lined a 1-2 pitch to center Gamble took third and scored teammate George Brett by a
field, scoringPatek with the on Willie Randolph's tap to the fraction of a point on the final,
third run of the inning, mound. day of the regular season.

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The Yankees got two of those
runs back in a hurry when
Nettles connected on a 1-1 pitch
from Larry Gura, sending it
into the upper deck in right
field for a twQ-run homer.
The Royals then went to work
to rebuild their lead.
In the fourth, McRae drilled a
leadoff double that reached the
385-foot sign in right-center
field on one bounce. It was his
first hit of the series. A moment
later, Quirk had his first hit, a
ringing triple up the gap in left-
center field. That finished Hun-

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Did you think you'd be too busy studying to get on an IM
team this term? Well, if you've come to your senses and rea-
lized what a breeze the university is, there is still time to get
in on the action. Touch football, racquetball and bowling are
about to begin.
WOMEN, get in shape for touch football because it begins
October 21, or get a partner for racquetball doubles. Entries
are due October 20 and play begins October 25.
If you want to drown your sorrows, the All-Campus water
polo league is now forming. Entries are due October 18.
DORM DWELLERS and Greeks: entries have already been
taken for Racquetball and touch football so check with your
respective managers for team openings. Racquetball starts
October 17 for Residence Halls and October 21 for Frats. Touchl
football opens its season for Residence Halls October 18 andI
October 19 for fraternities.
Fraternity bowling entries are due October 18 with the pin
action beginning October 24.
Much of the action for the semester is over. However, the
softball playoffs are still underway.
IN THE Independent division, outdoor track was won by
Markley MAC. Golf was taken by Couzens who were led by
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