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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, July 24, 1979-Page 11

B.J., Wangler in
DETROIT (UPI) - Michigan foot- "If you'll recall, we did not win it (the
ball coach Bo Schembechler did not Big Ten title) in 1975," Schembechler
name a successor to Rick Leach as said, providing another clue to his
quarterback this fall - but he did drop leanings.
a hint or two. "Right now I don't know who our
"If you were to ask me what the starter will be," he said. "We'll have to
chances are of our having a freshman wait till fall practice tosee.
quarterback open the season this fall, - "WE'RE NOT in the same position
I'd say they're not good," Schem- we were when Leach arrived," he said,
bechler said yesterday at the Detroit dropping still another hint. "Then we
Press Club, providing the key clue to didn't have anybody else. He had to be
his thinking. the one. Now we've got experience at
IT THUS LOOKS like junior B. J. quarterback." .
Dickey - or possibly senior John Wangler was injured and did not play
Wangler - has the inside track to get last season but was scheduled to be
the call as Michigan's first new No. 1 switched to defense before getting hurt.
quarterback since Leach appeared as a He played quarterback briefly in 1977.
freshman in 1975. He was Schem- Dickey is the most experienced,
bechler's top quarterback from his first though he has seen little action in his
game. previous seasons. He completed eight

driver' ssea t-Bo
of 19 passes for 115 yards and two TDs Leach's qualities," Schembechler said.
last fall. He ran off the option 33 times Still, he leans toward the experience.
for 154 net yards. "We've lost eight lettermen on offen-
MICHIGAN HAS two sophomores se - that's a lot," he said. "Fortunately
who saw no action as freshmen - Gary we havea veteran defense. Our defense
Lee and Jim Paciorek - but Paciorek is going to have to carry us until our of-
is out of the picture with a knee injury. fense comes of age.
"He hurt a knee playing baseball and "Our quarterback at the beginning of
just was operated on three or four the season may not win us any games -
weeks ago," Schembechler said. "I but I don't want him to beat us with
don't think he'll be back in time." mistakes," Schembechler said.
The two other candidates are in a It's just possible the Michigan coach,
position similar to Leach's four years entering his 11th season as the
ago because they are incoming fresh- Wolverines celebrate their centennial
men: Rich Hewlett of Plymouth Salem year of football, will open with Dickey
and Steve O'Donnell of Madison, N.J. at quarterback and switch to one of the
O'DONNELL has a glittering youngsters later - if one of them im-
reputation while Hewlett "has many of presses him enough.
Blue coach: Title IX,
expenses hurt football


DETROIT (UPI) - Increasing ex-
pense and Title IX are posing a grave
danger to the existence of the sport of
football, Coach Bo Schembechler of

Michigan said yesterday.
"We are faced with a great crisis,"
Schembeehler told a group of news
people at the Detroit Press Club.
"Football is a competitive, tough,
man's game - with all due respect to
women," he said. "A football player
wants to be tested physically. It's a
JUST HOW MUCH of an advantage does B. J. Dickey have over John man's game.
Wangler (right) in the race-for the starting quarterback slot on this year's "Because of the expense of the game,
Michigan football team? Only Bo Schembechler knows the answer. And he What I am concerned about is that
may wait until the September 8 game with Northwestern to reveal it. down at the high school level, it is being
A Cleveland coaching carousel
By The Associat d Press Hrovat is a former sales manager for the Cavaliers and
CLEVELAND - Cleveland Indians Manager Jeff Tor- has served as director of marketing for the Cavaliers and has
borg has been relieved of duty effective immediately, it-was served as director of marketing for the Richfield Coliseum,
announced yesterday. where the Cavaliers play their home games, for the past
At a news conference, Indians General Manager Phil three years. The Cavaliers have been battling a massive at-
Seghi said the change was necessary because the club was tendance slump.
"drifting." Rodgers was an assistant to Fitch and served as interim
Third-base coach David Garcia will replace Torborg. coach since May 21.
The Indians have lost seven of their last eight games and
currently are in sixth place in the American League East.
Torborg survived a move to replace him last month when
the Indians tried to lure Bob Lemon, former manager of the
New York Yankees, to Cleveland.
When Lemon turned the job down, Torborg was told he
could remain with the club for the rest of the season.
TOrborg, 37, was named manager of the Indians June 19,
1977, replacing Frank Robinson, after serving as a Cleveland
coach since 1973.
He was the American League's bullpen coach for the 1977
and 1978 All-Star games.
In 10 years as a major league catcher - seven with the
Los Angeles Dodgers and three with the California Angels -
Torborg hit .214. He caught for the world champion Dodgers"
in 1965.
Cavs tab LA assistant
CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Press reported yester-
day that Stan Albeck, an assistant coach of the Los Angeles p
Lakers, has been named coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers of
the National Basketball Association.
Cavaliers owner Nick Mileti, who has been looking for a
replacement for Bill Fitch as coach and general manager,
scheduled a news conference for later in the day. Fitch left
the Cavaliers in May to become coach of the Boston Celtics.-
Mileti also will name Ron Hrovat as executive vice
president and general manager and Jimmy Rodgers as
director of player personnel, according to the report. WHEN YOU'RE MANAGING an established ballclub
Albeck, 48, has been with the Lakers for three seasons, which is 20 games out of first place at the All-Star break,
and was an-assistant coach for three teams of the former you're highly vulnerable to the proverbial "ax".
American.Basketball Association -Denver, Sadw,,levoland Indian's manager Jeff Torborg received the
Kentucky. He also coached basketball at Adab / trday, after two dismal years. He was replaced
Northern Michigan University and Denver Universit . 'y third base coach Dave Gbrir------------ -


cut out. Take a game like soccer. Both
sexes can play and it is inexpensive.
"It seems like every time a local
millage does not pass, they im-
mediately drop football," the dean of
the Big Ten's football coaches told his
largely non-sports oriented media
"I'm also concerned by the advent of
Title IX," he said. "Title IX could very
well come down heavy on college foot-
"If we don't produce an equality of
expenditures on both men's and
women's sports, the federal gover-
nment could come down hard on
universities. It could shut off federal
"There is talk of exempting revenue-
producing sports," Schembechler said.
"That is no good. Only 40 to 50 schools in
the country generate enough revenue to
pay for the rest of their athletic
"My concerns are that we preserve
the game," he said. "It's important for
youngsters at any level to have the op-
portunity to play the game.
"We need football," he said.
"We've got so many easy things to do
now. We need something hard.
"I learned more playing football than
anything else I did. Anything ex-
tracurricular, I mean. I'm not saying
football is as important as my degree."
Schembechler also said the effects of
the 95-scholarship limit was finally
beginning to show in the Big Ten. Pur-
due and Ohio State should both be
favored for the title this year on the
basis of having veteran quarterbacks
Neither of the other two teams with a
serious shot at first place - Michigan
State and his own Michigan team - has
its No. 1 quarterback from last season
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