Saturday, December 4 1976
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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By RICK BONINO
As any journalism buff lknows, Horace Gree-
ley said, "Go West, young man."
As any Michigan football buff knows, Gary
Moeller isn't that young - 37. And he isn't go-
Ong that far West - just to Champaign-Urbana.
MICHIGAN'S defensive coordinator the last
two years yesterday accepted the head coaching
job at the University of Illinois, drawing a mix-
ture of some sadness and, many good wishes
from his fellow coaches and players.
"He's a fine coach," smiled Bo Schembech-
les yesterday afternoon. "I'm pleased he got a
break like this, and I wish him a lot of luck.
"It's a sad day," Schembechler added of the
man who ran last year's practice while Schem-
bechler was hospitalized. "He's been with me
for ten years. I coached him in college (at
"I hope he wins ten a year," Bo quipped. Illi-
nois graces Michigan's schedule as the iiitial
opponent of its 11-game slate next season.
SOME PLAYERS acted surprised, others took
it in stride, but all echoed Schembechler's
praise and warm wishes.
"As far as the Big Two goes, if Moeller does
leave, that Big iTwo might be broken up," said
a still incredulous Tom Seabron. "I'm sure Illi-
nois will be on the rise, although it might take
them a few years to get there.
"Illinois has an abundance of talent and he'll
bring it out," the sophomore defensive end
continued. "I know some Illinois players, and
when I see them I'll tell them to do their best
"I'm kind of surprised he's leaving," agreed
senior wolf Jerry Zuver, "but' it's a step up
for him. He can be very successful at Illinois
because they have good athletes and a good
program. I wish him all the luck in the world."
"I'M NOT surprised at all," said senior All-
American linebacker Calvin O'Neal. "Rumors
have been going around for two or three years.
I kind of had a feeling it was time for him to
seek a coaching job of his own. He's the kind of
person that needs one."
"They couldn't have picked a better man,"
said defensive Jackle Greg Morton. "He can
really turn that program around, he's a winner.
While most mourned Moeller's migration, few
expected it to have disastrous effects on Michi-
"WHEN PLAYERS leave, you have to re-
place them," O'Neal sat-d. "It's the same with
Moeller, now at Illinois, plans to return to
Ann Arbor when the Michigan team resumes
formal workouts Dec. 13 and remain with the
Wolverines through New Year's Day.
"HE'LL BE tough to replace, but we'll find
someone to replace him," Schembechler said
confidently. "The big thing is to keep our re-
One of Moeller's strong suits is recruiting, a
factor which undoubtedly aided him in secur-
ing the Illinois position.
Moeller, an eight-year Wolverine coach; who
has never been associated with a losing foot-
ball team, joins a long list of Michigan assist-
ants who have moved on to head coaching jobs.
Among former Schembechler. assistants,
Frank Maloney went to Syracuse, Jim Young to
Arizona and Elliot Uzelac to Western Michigan.
Moeller, with a five-year, $1/5,000 contract, be-
comes the first to assume a Big Ten job.
Asked if Michigan now, rivals Miami, O. for
the "Cradle of Coaches" title, ex-Miamian
Schembechler replied, "It sure looks that way.
It's good for our staff. Now, a coach will con-
sider that when he thinks about coming here."
W I AM1LA
Ailing Rams hope for upset
over top-ranked Wolveries
By HENRY ENGELHARDT
Fordham, 2-0, plays the role
of giant killer in a two-act show
whose run starts at 2:00 this
afternoon in Crisler Arena.
The starring -role, however,
belongs to number one ranked
Michigan, with one victory to
its credit so far this season.
A tauthdrama with a simi-
lar pre-show synopsis opened
and closed Wednesday night,
wnith the giant killers slaying
their prey, as Toledo nipped
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bone in his foot. Knee Injur-
-'ies have also saddled their
'5, i _j top two frosh recruits, Dennis
a Lind and John Aiken.
Keep an eye on sub Tom
Kavanagh - this freshman
P"E :; guard burned Vermont for 1.7
NIGHT EDITORS: ' points.
TOM CAMERON Michigan coach Johnny Orr
ERNIE DUNBAR plans no surprises for Fordham.
He'd like to see his team play
This game is a tremendous mis- good defense, and stay out of
match, but," he explains, "it's foul trouble.
not necessarily bad.aIt's not "We'll be all right," Orr said,
good for us, but it's not bad "if we can play to our capac-
for Michigan." ity. We're not going to over-
Don't let it fool you..Shewart dreads getting
pounded by Michigan, but he
Could Howard Cosell whip claims to enjoy the perform-
Muhammed Ali? Did the wick- ance the Wolverines give.
ed witch of the west really "Michigan gives 40 minutes 1
stand a chance? Would the ele-! of all out hustle. They give ev- I
phant step on Ed Sullivan? ervthing they have, that's what'
"Michigan's on top of the college basketball is all about."
basketball world," says Ford- The Rams started the season
ham coach Dick Stewart. by nitning Vermont 80-77..Next,
"We're on the bottom trying to tev knocked off Yale 65-60.
climb up." "We scraw e and clawed a lit-
A. rookie head coach, Ste- t e it." describes Stewart,
wart landed the Fodham job "And we got some breaks at the
e"d of the games. but it was
last springtafterserving as like t ki'a blood from a t'lrunu.
an assistant coach for five
years at Oregon. "Another minute played
and both games could have,
He compares the present gone the other way. Playing
Fr dhah ss ituaionthto thar Michigan is more than a step
up from Vermont and Yale
gon. "We're just starting (our however, it's more like an
program) totally from scratch. Empire State Building up."
"We're one of those teams Fordham challenges the
Michigan fastbreak and press
power anyone; we've got to be
quick and aggressive."
It's funny, but Otr seems
more optimistic about a Ford-
ham victory than Stewart.
Noting Indiana's first loss in
34 games he said, "Nobody
thinks those teams are any
good until they beat some-
body like Indiana.
"We've got to be up for ev-
ery game. We'e got to play
as hard as we can_ every time.
It's a difficult thing to do."
Orr and the team can't help
bat feel the pressure of 'num-
ber one rankings, cover .shots,
on Sports Illustrated and fan
expectations of a victory every
"People don't understand
what a great team Indiana
was. Winning 32 games with-
ont $ loss is almost impossi-
ble," Orr explained.
GARY MOELLER, Wolverine defensive coordinator,
speaks at a news conference where he accepted the
position of head football coach at Illinois. Moeller came
to Michigan in 1969 when Bo Schembechler was ap-
pointed head coach, and has been working with
the defense ever since. He will replace Bob Black-
man who was fired at the conclusion of this season.
that make other teams ranked. with a one guard offense led Orr plans on r
--------- by 5-11 senior Stan Frankow-b opening day lineup
ski. He had 17 and 10 points re- Green and Steve G
R " sectively in Fordham's first guards, John Robins
otheroStaton at the forwa
,p rL4'( the sii~aurer's at trick sparks BlueT
Stewart s sure of are forwards It will be 'one
Kevin Fallon, 6-3, and captain times this season th
Rich Dunphy, 6-5, both seniors. will hold a height a
ions0er Duluth Bulldogs, 7 3 As though that wasn't enoughrtheiropponents.
C in a ertodthuld S= iPaul Smit, 6-7, was suffering Alth osjnt
Special to The Daily J from a fractured patela (ne;Altecg nt
DETROIT - The Detroit Pistons overcame a thirteen cap) at practice yesterday ande seem to st
point, first half deficit to defeat the Kansas City Kings 124' By RICK MADDOCK BOTH TEAMS were assessed "We finally got some' action; not split the easy home game will not play today. Stewart's heart.
to 115, snapping a four-game losing streak. nine penalties each, with the on our power play. We had pirs as happened often last That leaves Jim O'Neil, 6-4, "Green and Hubb
The fast break led by guards Chris Ford and Eric Money The Michigan icers knocked bulk coming in the second per- a lot of chances," Farrell said. year. Also, the memory of the Kevin White, and Horace Baez, beihevable players,
Y, off Minnesota - Duluth (UMD), iod when a total of ten penal- split at RPI over Thanksgiving6-6 to fill the center spot Robinson, are t
pushed the Pistons past the hot-shooting Kings, who hit 55 last night at Yost Ice Arena in ties were served.= F A R R E L L was also still lingers. Misfortune hit the Rams competitors and th
er cent of their shots from the floor. a penalty marred game, 7-3, be "It was a tough game to pleased with his penalty killers. "I thought we learned some- early as they lost one of their and . . ." Stewart's
Notable in the game was the aearance oMarv fore a disappointing turnout of play - so many penalties. It "They (UMD) have a good thing from it," said Palmer best players in the opener with a respectful
Barnes. The newsworthy forward saw limited action, but 3,351. takes a ay from momentum " power play. They had close to about the RPI split. Freshman Fordham now plays without
Piston coach Herb Brown, hoping Barnes' prison sentence Junior Kip Maurer's hat trick Farrell said ' 30 per cent conversion on theira. T. K. Tri ucka a 6-7 240 cen- I cant say its
will be revoked, expressed his optimism -bout the "super- led the local icers' offensive at- The Wolverines jumed off to'!Power play (this season) com- Dean Turner said the team Tr who suffered a broken-fun Stewart surm
star." tack. Maurer's third goal was adPe to pared to 20 per cent for us. I knows it has to shake lasttew s'fedabkn u"Seats-
"I think he's learned something from all of this. The guy's actually kicked in by Minnesota- 3, 3-0 e lead, saw t dwindle to was damy worried about their year's reputation of winning on n" 's
a winner. He's got a super attitude and he'll do everything Duluth's Carmen Haakstad, and get that cloe aa h og p y Friday and losing on Saturday. 1E T T)
I ask him to do." -SCOTT LEWIS Maurer was the last Michigan the Wolverines always had the sa "I don't think that's gonna hap- a H) LD A Y P A R
player to touch the puck. lead, the B3'1gs kept chipping Michigan goalie Rick Palmer'pen, not after RPI," Turner -
played well, according to Far-spen,
CoachesShuffled O P H O M O R E Bill away. 1 "Rick ad some k said. "We've got a type of team get the Coke, or any other
Wheeler added two goals for~ together mentally," he added.
College football cbaches are changing jobs quicker than theWoler aded tons goas for UMD SCORED the opening saves early in the game," he Baked goods from
offensive formations these days.t olverines onset ups from goal in the third period, making said Michigan raised its record to
junior Dave DeBo. The plays 'the score 5-3. Things stayed ( amrsi,"twstees 9-3 in the WCHA and 9-4 overall,
Pittsburgh's Johnny Majors is heading home to Tennessee. originated from a face-off whic tha ul 36 in te Palmer said, "It was the eas- wie nd -9-4 a
Both Darrell Royal of Texas and Frank Broyles of Arkansas DeBol won and then fired to iodlwayennBill T n pass d iest game I've had this year. 10-1respective e afin Sugar doB akery
are reported ready to quit. Wheeler. through Kip Maurer's legs to We were clearing the puck real ' corner of LIBERTY and MAIN
And Bill Battle, the man who Majors will succeed at Ten- "He made the same set up Kris Manery who flipped the well." game of the series starts to- Main 76a-
nessee, is rumored en route to Purdue. three times tonight and we got puck in. night at 7:30 in Yost and tic- S7
Majors, an All-American tailback at Tennessee in 1956, two goals," Michigan assistant: Michigan's power play co- A L T H 0 U G H the Wolver- kets are still available. .-' t st es c mmm tm
Friday confirmed persistent reports that he was leaving coach Doug Hinton said. tinuously put pressure on Bull- ines were happy with their
top-ranked Pitt after the Sugar Bowl to accept a six-year "Dave used his wingers bet- dog goalie Jeff Johnson. Four win, it was a subdued happi-
contract at an estimated $60,000 per :year at Tennessee. ter tonight," added Michigan Blue power plays resulted in ness. They realized in order to
"Three of my brothers played there and I played there, coach Dan Farrell. scores. win the WCHA race, they can-
and I guess it's a challenge for me," said Majors. "This may -
sound corny or sentimental, but there are some roots I have.A
there"FAE EM,1J OAKLAND
epeating : his
p of Rickey
Grote at the
son and Tom
Ord spats and
of the. few
he Blue ma-
ike fear 'in
ard are un-
going to be
Royal, the winningest coach in Southwest Conference his-
tory, !says he is considering resigning from Texas but hasn't
made up his, mind for sure.
"I have not handed in a letter of resignation to 'anyone,"
said Royal. "To be truthful, it is under consideration."
Broyles, head coach at Arkansas since 1958, has neither
confirmed nor denied he will step down as coach, saying only
that he is "keeping my options open." -AP
Gymnasts stay home
Michigan gymnastics coach Newt Loken will find out the
caliber of his all-around gymnasts tpiight when they com-
pete in the Ball State All-Around Invitational in Muncie, Indiana.
Representing the Wolverines will be Rich Nisivaco, Bruce
Schuchard, Scott Weller, Doug Zahour, and possibly Nigel Roth-
well, depending on his injured shoulder.
With the exception of Rothwell, all are new to col-
The difficulty of the meet this year is compounded by
the institution of a new set of compulsaries, the same as those
done by Olympic gymnasts.
Blue swimmers host meets
AND I LIVED.
By BRIAN MILLER
Both Michigan's men's and
women's swim teams have
meets today - if the water in
the Matt Mann pool hasn't froz-
en over yet. The women face
Oakland University at 1 p.m.,
while the men meet Eastern
Michigan later at 7:30 p.m.
Men's coach Gus Stager isn't
that concerned with the weath-
er, or Eastern, for that matter.
"These meets can be clas-
sified as tune-ups," said Stag-
er. We cantuseuthese meets
to see what our freshmen
can do, and see how much our
sophomores have improved."
Stager was pleased with what
he saw from the men's opening
meet victory over Toronto.
"Freshman Dave Price won
a spectacular race in that
meet," Stager said. "And I ex-
pect I'll see some interesting
races from freshmen Mark
Coleman, Rick O'Donnell and
Jay Hlarreld against Eastern.
IHarreld's been improving every
Senior Gordon Downie and
junior John Daly will also see
action in the meet. Stager is
counting on good performances
from them both throughout the
Diving coach Dick Kimball
meets "to get ready for the
Big Ten finals and the Na-
"Toronto's divers were poor
and I don't know about East-
ern," he said. "Things are go-
ing along fairly well for us,
though these meets aren't very
' With All-Americans Katy Mc-
Cully and Chris DenHerder re-
turning, Coach Stu Isaac feels
the team should go a long way.
Both butterfly and freestylist
Lori Hughes and medley and
freestylist Sue Andrews are ex-
pected to perform well over the
course of the season.
Kimball hopes for last year's The women divers, also
NCAA finalist Matt Chelich to coachedby /Kimball, are lead
continue his fine diving again by returning veterans Brenda
this year and expects fresh- Schenthal, Liz Higgins and
man Lee Carter to be a big Julie Jeffery.
help "at least by the end of the - --- - -- j
year." ALL NEW
The women's swim team HARDCOVER BOOKS
participates in their first dual HAD % OFF
meet of the year. However,
they did take part in the MA ' Many 25% off
iAW State Relays on Novem-
b3 er 13th. !bOOKi flops
Although no scores were kept, Bookshops
the Michigan women won the 336 MAYNARD
meet "unofficially", by win- 1229 S. UNIVERSITY
ning 8 of 12 'events.__
Although Michigan's woinen's gymnastic team starts their
second season today against Western Ontario, it will be a re-
vamped squad swinging over the mats.
Head coach Anne Cornell begins her first year as tutor
of a team consisting of nine freshwomen and only six re-
"I don't know how to size up the team yet," Cornell said.
"Most of them haven't been in a pressure situation and I don't
know how they'll hold up. If they do in the meet what they
do in practice, we'll be fine.
The biggest asset on the team is Sara Flom, a first-year
student from Connecticut. Flom has been in gymnastics forj
whico a gymnast is required'to do will be much harder to
perform than were last year's,
agrees with Stager, , saying
he'll use the non-conferene
Flom applied to nine colleges,
including four in the Ivy
League. Yale recruited her
es of her brother and Newt Lo-
ken convinced her to attend
Michigan. -BRIAN MARTIN
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