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By STAN BRADBURY
With Wire Reports
Today is the biggest day of the year for college
football programs everywhere. After months of hard
work and thousands of miles traveled, letters written,
and phone calls made, today is pay-day.
Today is national letter of intent day, the time
which the prep stars of 1979 begin to make or break
football programs with a simple signature.
For Michigan, today really began yesterday when
two of Michigan's finest prep players said that they
would be wearing the Maize and Blue next season.
STEVE SMITH, Grand Blane's all-state
quarterback and one of the most sought after signal
callers in the nation, and Kerry Smith, a two-time all-
state running back from Grand Rapids Forest Hills
Northern, declared yesterday that they are headed
for Michigan.
Steve Smith, a 6-2, 190-pounder, made the decision
after he had narrowed the field of colleges to
Michigan and Tennessee. He led his Grand Blanc
team to a 9-0 regular season record in Class A while
passing and rushing for a total of 2,447 yards and 39
TD's.
Steve Smith said, "The Michigan tradition means a
lot more than I thought it did. They went 8-3 last year
and were disgusted that they lost that many games. I
like to hear that kind of talk:"

ol stars pidts
' The quarterback had said earlier in the year that
he only wanted to go to a school where he would be
starting as a freshman.
KERRY SMITH said his decision came down to
Michigan or Michigan State and he finally chose the
Wolverines because former State coach Darryl
Rogers left the Spartans for Arizona State.
"When they (Michigan State) lost their coaches
They (Michigan) went f-.3 last
year and were disgusted that
they lost that many games. I
like to hear that kind of talk.
-Steve Smith
: ti ".S a iEt i' r e; ". rv: :t: I S>
that gave me more of a serious look at Michigan,"
said the Class C standout. "I found Michigan had as
much or more than Michigan State. Academically, a
graduate from. Michigan might get more
opportunities," Kerry Smith said. Both of his parents
attended Michigan State.
The 6-1, 185-pound DIerry Smith gained 3,634 yards
rushing in three seasons with Forest Hills Northern.
Last year he led his team to their first state
championship ever. In the 1978 state final game

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GRAND BLANC QB SMITH TOP PROSPECT

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(which Forest Hills Northern lost) Smith rushed for
278 yards, a single game rushing record at the
Pontiac Silverdome.'
TWO YEARS ago the Wolverine coaching staff
went after the muscle players in expectation of losing
a lot of their big linemen to graduation. That year
harvested big men such as Bubba Paris, Ed
Muransky, Rich Strenger, Mike Lemirande, Norm
Betts and Cedric Coles.
Last year, the staff went after players to fill the
skill positions. Only one lineman was signed while
'skilled' players such as Anthony Carter, Rich
Hewlett, Steve O'Donnell, Mike Cade, Gerald
Ingram, and Keith Bostic inked scholarships.
Smith and Smith (not an accounting firm) add t
the wealth of young backfield talent Schembechler
will ha-e to work with next year to improve on last
season's 8-3 record..
BUT THE two Smiths (no relation) make up only
two of the 25 prep stars Bo Schembechler. and
coaching staff hope to sign this year.
Alhost all of the Michigan coaching staff is out on
the road now waiting to sign those other 23 or so high
school seniors to complete their recruiting campaign.
The success of each recruiting year is what keeps
every football program going..o
Today's success is a direct measure of futur-
successes.

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T elevised Olympics
Smash hIt in homes
NEW YORK (AP) - ABC won five of the six nights it telecast the XIII
Winter Olympics from Lake Placid last week, according to Neilsen ratings
made available yesterday.
Except for Friday, Feb. 15, when CBS, showing the "Dukes of Hazzard,"
and "Dallas," was victorious by two-tenths of a ratings point, ABC, thanks to
the Games, was in first place each night. One ratings point represents
763,000 homes.
For the week of Feb. 11-17, ABC had a 22.3 rating and a 34.3 share, which
meant that 34.3 per cent of the televisions in use were tuned to the network.
CBS was second with a 19.8 rating and 30.5 share and NBC trailed with 17.9
and 27.3.
ABC's numbers represented its highest rating for a one-week period
since it televised "Roots - The Next Generations" a year ago. Its prime-
time schedule included 29 f 44 half-hour time slots devoted to the Winter
Olympics.
ABC's average rating while the Olympics were on the tube was 22.6
with a 35 share for six nights - their telecasts began Tuesday, Feb. 12. This
tied the average.audience the network had for the first week of the Winter
Games in 1976 from Innsbruck, Austria.
"This year, we were up against stiffer competition," said an ABC
spokesman, noting that popular theatrical films such as "The Exorcist" and
"Towering Inferno" competed with the Games last week. "And the ratings
represent a much larger audience now because a Neilsen point represents
many more homes."
The Friday night loss to CBS came while ABC was getting its highest
rating for a Friday night all season. It presented, among other things,-the
withdrawal from pairs figure skating of world champions Randy Gardner
and Tai Babilonia. Viewers tuned elsewhere missed some genuine TV
drama.
The best rating the Olympics collected was on Saturday night, a 26.1 that
was the highest ever for a Winter Olympics. Eric Heiden's skate to gold in
the 5,000-meter speed skating race was the highlight of that show.
Advertisers who paid $135,000 per minute to showcase their products
during Olympic telecasts must have been happy with the ratings: on the
average, they were reaching more than17 million homes.

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Daily Photo by MAUREEN O'MALLEY
Two morefor McGee!
Junior forward Mike McGee (40) goes in for an easy lay-up against Wisconsin
guarded by John Bailey (12), while Joe Chrnelich (50) and Wes Matthews (11) look
on. McGee contines to lead the Wolverines in scoring with a 23.3 points per ,gande
average.

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DePaul remains No. 1

Michigan 23-game statistics
G-S FG-FGA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. Rbs Avg. A Sti. PF-D Pts. Avg. HI

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McGee
Garner
Heuerman
Bodnar, Mty
Johnson
Smith
Garris
Lozier
Person
Bodnar, Mrk
James
Brown
MICHIGAN .
Opponents
'Inc. team rebounds

23-23
23-23
23-22
23-5
22-14
20-5
23-2
21-2
12-0
19-3
30
23
23

218-449
92-194
66-131
91-179
63-128
49-110
38-67
25.52
21-53
6-17
6-21
1-1
676-1403
661-1324

.486
.474
.504
.508
.492
.445
.567
.481
.396
.353
.286
1.000
.482
.499

101-140
44-78
55.74
3440
21-27
24-30
10a14
11-19
12-16
11-14
6-8
329-460.
249-381

.721
.564
.743
.850
.777
.800
.714
579
.750
.786
.750
.000
.715
.654

10l4
162
118
58
47
43
57
38
55
7
11
2
776*
792-

4.5
7.0
5.9
2.5
2.0
2.0
2.9
1.7
2.6
0.6
0.6
0.7
33.7
34.4

2s
62
29
52
28
55
5
54
7
4
6
0
331
314

27
40
16
22
12
12
4
3
3
1
4
154
96

47-1
s4-0
66-3
37-0
30-0
48-3
44-2
37-0
22-0
4-0
11-0
1-0
411-9
431-10

537
228
187
216
147
122
86
54
23
18
1681
1571

23.3
9.9
9.4
9.4
6.4
5.5
4.3
2.7
2.6
1.9
0.9
0.7
73.1
68.3

36
19
17
23
26
12
14
10
14
10
4
2
112
85

The DePaul Blue Demons continued
their winning ways with three more vic-
tories and remained in the number one
position in both the AP and UPI polls
this week.
The Ray Meyer-coached team collec-
ted all 34 first place votes in the AP poll
compared to 39 out of 40 in the UPI poll,
the other vote going to Indiana, which
returned to the top twenty after drop-
ping out last week.
The reason for Indiana's return to
form was the arrival of Mike Woodson,
back from surgery. Woodson, a two-
time second team All-American, in-
jured his back eight weeks ago, which
resulted in Indiana's plunge in the polls..
The Hoosiers had been picked to go all
. the way in many pre-season polls.
Louisville took over the number two
spot in the AP poll from Syracuse,
which held on to the second spot in UPI.
The Orangemen were upset by
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Georgetown last week after claiming
Eastern supremacy by way of their last
second triumph over St. John's. The
rest of the Top Ten in the AP included
Kentucky, Syracuse, LSU, Oregon St.,
who was upset by Washington St. las
week, St. John's, North Carolina,
Maryland and Notre Dame, who retur-
ned to the top ten following three im-
pressive victories over their typically
weak mid-season opponents. The UPI
poll differed in that Missouri replaced
St. John's in the Top Ten.
The Big Ten was represented not only
by the return of Indiana, but also by
Ohio State, who was ranked 11th in both
polls and Purdue, ranked 15th in both.
The other newcomer to the colleg
elite was Washington St. by virtue o
their previously mentioned upset of
Oregon St. UCLA, once the best in the
West, lost to Arizona St. last week, 92-
80.
AP}
1.DePaui(54)..........................23-0 1,080
2. Louisville........................... 25-2 976
3. Kentucky ........................24-4 914
4. Syracuse .............................22-2 90*
5. Louisiana St..........................20-4 832
6. Oregan St..............................23-3 722
7. St. John's, N.Y ...................21-3 65
8. N. Carolina ......................19-5 613
9. Maryland................ .......19-5 585
10. Notre Dame..... ................19-4 549
11. Ohio State........................17-6 509
12. Clemson.........................18-6 420
13. Missouri........................20-4 399
14. Brigham Young........... .. ........ 20-4 389
15, Purdue ...........................16-7 246,
16. Weber St.................... ........23-2 233
17. Duke ............................:.18-7 212y
18. Arizona State ..........................19-5 202
19. Indiana..........................16-7 194k
20. Washington St.-.-.-...................19-4 125

LORD?

Quit complaining.
Take a
Dbe-

1. DePaul (39) ..........................22-0
2. Syracuse ... ......................22-2
3. Louisville ............................24-2
4. Kentucky ......................'.......24-4
5. Oregon St..............................23-3
6. Louisiana St. ..........................20-4
7. Maryland..............................19-5
8. North Carolina ........................19-5
9. Missouri ...............................20-4
10. Notre Dame ................. ......19-4
11. tie St. John's ....................... 21-3
11.tie Ohio St..............................17-6
13. Indiana (1)........ ..............16-7
14. Brigham Young..................... 20-4
15. Purdue ...........................16-7
16. Weber St ...........................23-2
17. Arizona St.........................18-5
18. Clemson ...............................18-6
19. Washington St..........................19-4
20. NC State...............................18-6

599
492
491
459
378
353
269
216
190
187
181
181
104
99
89
82
61
54
44
27

ENERGY.
We can't afford
to waste it.

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