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Thursday, October 9, 1975

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Thursday, October 9, 1975 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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By RICH LERNER
"Defensive lineman" - the words alone conjure
an image of 6-5, 250-pound behemoths that simply
out-muscle any opponents that stand in their path.
That 5-9, 200-pound Tim Davis should anchor Michi-
gan's defensive line, almost seems ludicrous. Never-
theless, Davis stands tall among the Blue defenders.
The senior middle guard earned All-Big Ten honors
for his outstanding play in 1974, and this season ap-
pears headed for a repeat performance and possibly
All-American status.
His 16 solo tackles against Ohio State last year
spurred Coach Bo Schembechler to call it "the fin-
est defensive game I have ever seen."
THIS SEASON, Davis has already been named
Midwest Lineman of the Week by both the Asso-
ciated Press and United Press International for his
play against Missouri. Versus Stanford, it was Da-
vis along with tackle Greg Morton who blew past
the Cardinal offensive line to nail Mike Cordova for
a 14-yard loss with only seconds remaining. The
play forced the Cardinals into attempting a game-
tying field goal, instead of possibly scoring a game-
winning touchdown.
Although often double-teamed, the Warren, Ohio
native leads the Wolverines in tackles behind the line
of scrimmage.
In Michigan's angle defense, Tim sees his size

ces Blue
as an advantage. "My weight is a great help, the
lighter you are, the faster you are. A guy that weighs
240 pounds is not going to get out of his stance as
fast as someone lighter.
"On a straight defense, my height is a hindrance,
I can't see over the center."
DAVIS EPITOMIZES the Michigan philosophy of.
defense, that prefers quickness over size. Tackle
Jeff Perlinger, the heaviest Maize and Blue defend-
er, weighs 242 pounds.
"You got to have a team that's fast because you
have to pursue. The faster you can get to the ball
carrier, the less yardage he'll gain," he explained.
Quickness alone, however, will not get a lineman
to the ball-carrier. A defender has to know where
the play is going, and Tim's experience helps in this
regard.
"It took me two years before I knew what was
going on," he said. "I used to get lost, it takes a
while for a defensive lineman to learn the keys."
DAVIS FEELS a winning outlook is necessary for
a winning team. "You've got to have the right men-
tal attitude. You've got to start at the beginning of
the week and you have to go hard in practice.
"Our strength lies in believing we can do the job,
that we're the best team in the nation and that our
defense is the best. If you start thinking that you
can't do something you won't be able to do it."

defense
The three-year starter blamed the Wolverines' two
ties on a lack of unity, however he added that "last
week we talked it over among ourselves and pulled
it together as a team.
"It helped us pull together; we realized that what
we achieved in the past was by hard work, and we
can't live off our past reputation."
TIM WAS NOT deluged with scholarship offers in
high school, and when Michigan was the only Big
Ten school to make an offer,,.he accepted because of
a desire to play in the conference.
"I liked the social atmosphere here," said Davis.
"You're going to spend four years in a place, you
have to be happy with the people there."
Recently, Tim has switched his concentration from
Physical Education to a pre-dental program.
"If it (a pro football opportunity) is offered I'd
probably take a chance. You can't play football all
your life. You have to have something to fall back
on, and I plan on being a dentist."
FUTURE PLANS aside, the task at hand for Tim
Davis and his cohorts is stopping Michigan State and
quarterback Charley Baggett.
"He's a nelluva back," Davis said, "just like Levi
Jackson. They have a strong offensive line and pre-
sent a challelnge to us."
For Tim Davis, stopping Baggett might be just
like pulling teeth.

ABC SET FOR CONTEST

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WOLVERINE MIDDLE GUARD Tim Davis (56) collars Missouri slotback Joe Stewart (32) on
a flying tackle during the Blue's crushing victory at the Stadium last Saturday. Davis, an
All-Big Ten selection in 1974, and hopeful All-America this year, will surely make his pres-
ence known during this week's contest at Michigan State.

By PAUL CAMPBELL
Imagine the following: it is
late in the fourth quarter of!
Saturday's game, with MSU
ahead 7-3. The game had been
a defensive struggle all the
way, but Michigan has finally
mounted a drive and has a
fourth down and 5 on the MSU
25 yard line.
Quarterback Ricky Leach
fades back, sees his prime re-
ceiver, Jim Smith, breaking
loose inside the ten, and lets
go a perfect strike. The ball
hits Smith right in the chest but
he drops it. Michigan State kills
the clock and wins the game.
ABC, which is televising the
game nationally, dispatches
their sideline reporter, Jim
Lampley, to find Smith and
ask him what happened on
the pass.
His answer comes as quite
a surprise. "I couldn't see
the ball," he says, "It was
just too dark.
This is just an imaginary
situation, but it could have

just as easily been real. The i
game was not scheduled to start i
until 3:50 p.m., so ABC could
avoid running it opposite the
World Series opener in Bos-
ton.
A televised game, with extra
times outs for commercials,
takes about three hours. Dur-
ing autumn in Michigan, it is
too dark to play football after
6:45 p.m.
But, fortunately for all con-
cerned, a refreshing spirit of
cooperation between ABC and
the Big Ten led to a compro-
mise that should eliminate
darkness as a factor.
The game will now start at
3:10 p.m., and should be over
by 6:00 p.m.
Chuck Howard, vice-presi-
dent of program production at
ABC sports and producer of Sat-
urday's game, explained just
what happened. "When we
signed the contract with Michi-
gan State in April, we asked
them what was the latest time
of day football could be played

in East Lansing. They told us}
6:45 p.m.
"We operated on this as-
sumption until Monday night.
But when we covered the
Lions game in Pontiac our
lighting technicians saw that
there would be no way to play
that late.
"We feel we are sensitive to
such problems, so we changed
the time. It is too bad that
Schembechler attacked us be-
fore he understood the situa-
tion."
The attack he is referring to
was Bo's statement on Mon-
day that "There is absolutely
no way ABC should be telling
us when to play football."
But when he heard of the
change, Bo was at least some-
what happier. "It's only 50 min-
utes," he said yesterday, "buut
it helps a lot."
MSU coach Denny Stolz stay-
ed relatively calm throughout
the controversy, seemingly
yielding to the economic neces-
sities of televised games.
"The game is worth at least
$500,000 to the conference,"
noted MSU Sports Information
Director Fred Stabley, adding
that "a good portion of that
goes to the host school."
S the -ame will t n. and I

1. MICHIGAN at Mich. State 13. Oklahoma vs. Texas (at
2. Indiana at Northwestern Dallas)
3. Iowa at Ohio St. 14. Yale at Brown
4. Minnesota at Illinois 15. West Virginia at Penn State
5. Wisconsin at Purdue 16. Air Force at Brigham Young
6. Auburn at Kentucky 17. Texas A&M at Texas Tech
7. Syracuse at Navy 18. Iowa State at Kansas State
8. Arkansas at Baylor 19. Washington State at
9. UCLA at Stanford Southern Cal
10. Kansas at Nebraska 20. DAILY LIBELS vs. Beeley
11 N.C. State at Maryland St. Profits
12. Oklahoma State at Missouri
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cif you can tear yourself e re so; ay
from the World Series, you
By MB DILLON do their job and do it con- can see Bill Fleming's pre-
When asked what it takes to sistently, or we just can't do game show at 3:00 p.m.
be a Michigan cheerleader, the trick," said Rowe. "We Keith Jackson will handle the
Mike Rowe replied, "You've have to trust each other - it's play by play, with former
got to be a natural ham. You our lives and our bodies at Oklahoma coach Bud Wilkin-
have to forget you can't do it, stake." son as the color commenta-
because if you worry you'll hold Returnees this year include tor.
back." Dave Eddy, John Kauffman, Neither team is a stranger
"You :should have the ability Don Chapman, Mike Rowe and to national TV exposure. Since
to flip through the air and know Bob Hersh. Newt Loken, the 1969 each has been televised
where you are. gymnastics coach, acts as their nationally five times, compiling
"I rely on my inner ear to advisorEential 1-3-1 records. During
know where I am at 'all times, THEY CONSIDER themselves the same time span, Michigan
said Rowe, also a trampolin- to be basically an entertain- has gone 7-2 in regional games,
ist who performed in last Sat- ment unit with a strong empha- while MSU has rung up 6 vic-
urday's halftime show. sis on gymnastics and acroba- tories against two defeats.
M I C H I G A N cheerlead- tics. These striking similarities be-
ers pride themselves on being How do the fans like the tween the TV records of the two
a little different than those cheerleaders? "I think they're teams, however, don't apply to
from other Big Ten schools. really talented and gymnastic," games they have played against
Nowhere else will you see flips said a senior, "I enjoy watch- each other. MSU has won 3 of
off the wall helping fans to keep ing them, but they don't do the 4 games that have been
track of the score. very much to add to the spirit telecast. Michigan's only vic-
"It's our oldest and most of the game."e sgor vwasme 7most recen1t
treasured tradition," s a i di The squad realizes its short-j televised ae 2-3i 91
Hersh. "I want to see that re- comings. "There's always some-
main after we're gone. thing to strive for and be Baylor had the nation's most
"You won't see us doing scared of. You're never done, improved team in football last
mounts like other schools, ei- and that's the beauty of it," vear, moving from a 2-9 record
ther, mainly because we don't said Rowe. in 1973 to an 8-3 record.
have any girls. But that will
probably, change eventually,"HE
he said. WHY WALK FARTHERI!
The chosen eleven are of BRAN D
higher caliber every year. LEVI'S B
"Some alumni told me, that inA
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could do the flips off of the Wild's Varsity Shop
wall," said Rowe. The six new.
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