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Page 12-Friday, April 18, 1980-The Michigan Daily


(313) 6650843
10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Frieder ecstatic over new recr

The week of March 30, 1980 is
one that Bill Frieder will not likely
forget. At a late afternoon press
conference that Monday, Michigan
Athletic Director Don Canham of-
ficially appointed Frieder to succeed
Johnny Orr as head basketball
coach, Four days later, 6-10
Clarkston standout Tim McCor-
mick announced that he would at-
tend and play basketball for Frieder
at Michigan in 1980-81 to complete
a dream week for the seven-year

This past Wednesday, however,
Frieder received his initial taste of
disappointment as the Wolverines'
head man when All-America quard
Derek Harper signed a letter-of-in-
tent with Big Ten rival Illinois. In
the first of an exclusive two-part in-
terview with Daily Executive Sports
Edi~tor Mark Mihanovic, Frieder
discusses the 1979-80 Wolverines,
recruiting, and the job of basketball
coach at his alma mater, where he
received an MBA in 1964.
Daily: What stands out most in your

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"My parents help pay my college tuition, and I also work part-time. But
last year I realized I might not have enough money to continue my education.
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or one of the other programs available to almost all
students enrolled in colleges or technical schools.
"If you'd like to get more education and
need study money, do what I did. Write to
Box 84, Washington, D.C. 20044 and ask
for a free booklet. It's called "A Student
Consumer's Guide to Six Federal Finan-
cial Aid Programs" Then get in touch
with the counselor or financial aid admin-
istrator in the school of your choice for
help in applying. (And be sure to com-
plete the forms carefully so you will be
eligible for the help you need!)
"Remember: If you want education
after high school and need financial
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mind about last season?
Frieder: The biggest thing about last
season was that, as soon as we would
get down in the dumps, the team would
duo something to pull us up. Then as soon
as things went well for us, boom, we'd
get it. We lose three in a row, and now
we've got to play Ohio State, and it
doesn't look like we've got any chance,
and we beat the Buckeyes. Now we beat
the Buckeyes, and we've got Michigan
State at home and Northwestern on the
road, a chance to win two games, and
we lose 'em both.
But that was the type of season it was
for everybody, not only in our conferen-
ce, but around the country. You just
didn't win on the road. Indiana was
even 4-5 on the road in our league.
Daily: You've successfully recruited
Tim McCormick and three others, but
you lost Derek Harper Wednesday.
How would you rate this year's crop?
Frieder: We're still recruiting a
couple of other players, but if we don't
get anymore, I think we've had a good
start. The players we signed will.be a
good nucleus for our future basketball
program at Michigan. I'm a little con-
cerned that people might expect too
much out of them during their fresh-
man year, because it's a big jump from
where they are now to what they'll have
to do next year, especially in our con-
ference. But a guy like McCormick is
going to eventually be a real fine
Daily: Who are you still trying to
Frieder: I can't tell you that.
Daily: Coach Orr often refers to the
"dirty business" of recruiting. Would
you be inclined to agree with him on
Located in beautiful Northern
Michigan. Interviews Friday,
April 18 at Career Planning
and Placement. Call 764-7456
to arrange appointment.

Frieder: There are some situations
that you get into where people don't
abide 100 percent by the rules. But I
think that the NCAA is doing a much
better job now policing this. You just
have to deal with kids that don't want to
get involved in things like that. For in-
stance, the four kids we signed, it was a
pleasure to recruit 'em because there
was nothing done illegally with those
kids by us or by the other schools
recruiting them.
... answers Daily probe
Daily: Have you heard about Illinois
doing anything illegal to get Harper?
Frieder: No.
Daily: How widespread is cheating
in college basketball recruiting?
Frieder: I really don't know. You've
got to talk to more of the experienced
coaches to find that out. I think it's
more, a lot of times,.schools taking ad-
vantage of loopholes in the rules and
doing things legally, rather than doing
things illegally. It goes on. But I think a
lot of times it's exeragerrated.
Daily: Who is the best coach in the
Big Ten?
Frieder: 4'd have to say Bobby
Knight. I think Bobby has accom-
plished more in the league than
anybody in his time at Indiana. He gets
his kids to play to their potential game
in and game out. Nbt this past season,
but the season before, they drifted to
fifth or sixth place, but his team hung in
there and hung in there and ended up
winning the NIT. And he's won the
national championship.
Bosox bel
BOSTON (AP) - Carlton Fisk drilled
Aurelio Lopez's first pitch in the 11th
inning into the left-field screen Thur-
sday, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4
victory over the Detroit Tigers.
Lopez, 0-1, had allowed only two hits
after taking over with the score tied 4-4
in the seventh until Fisk unloaded his
first homer of the season. Veteran
reliever Dick Drago, 1-1, picked up the

Daily: Is the Michigan coaching jop
the ultimate for you?
Frieder: It's a gredt opportunity for
me. To think of something like that
happening to me, even five years ago I
would tell you you were crazy. I never
thought about it. Until my last year of
college or so, I never even knew I was
going to be a coach, period. I just
decided to go into coaching. At a high
school level, I'd have been so elated
with the Chelsea (H.S.) job, and maybe
have been happy to stay there all m
I never thought about being a head
coach until some job opportunities
came about in the last 3-4 years.
Canham never told me I'd get the job
here, but he told me that I would be
highly considered if John left. And I
thought John eventually would leave. I
thought it might be another five years,
but I finally decided I was going to stay
here until 40 to 43 years old (he is 38),
and if I got it, fine, and if I didn't, I'
move on to something else.
Daily: You're a 24 hour-a-day coach.
Frieder: I think so. I love basketball,
and I'm going to dedicate myself to the
job here at all times. I really am. That's
what I love to do. I don't really do
anything else.
Daily: Any hobbies?
Frieder: Not really.
Daily: If you have been passed over
for the head job, would you have le
Frieder: I don't know . . . I don't
know what I'd have done ...
Tomorrow Frieder compares
himself with his predecessor, the
successful Orr, and views the cagers'
prospects for 1980-81.
Chuck Foreman, at one time the most
complete running back in the National
Football League ,according to
Minnesota Coach Bud Grant, was
traded yesterday by the Vikings to the
New England Patriots.
After Foreman's worst season in 1979
the Vikings received only an
undisclosed draft pick in 1981 for th
seven-year veteran.
He participated in Super Bowls
following the 1973, 1974 and 1976
t Bengals
victory by checking the Tigers on one
hit in 4% innings.
THE VICTORY extended Boston'
winning streak to four games after two
opening losses at Milwaukee. The
Tigers suffered their sixth consecutive
loss in returning home with a ,1-6
After blowing a 3-0 lead, Detroit tied
the score against Drago in the seventh.
Steve Kemp singled and, after Hebner
walked, Kemp scored on Champ Sum-
mers' fourth hit, a single to right.
Detroit jumped into a 1-0 lead in t
second on a walk and singles by SunW
mers and Lance Parrish.

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