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Page 16-Saturday, September 19, 1981-The Michigan Daily

The Michigan Daily-Saturday, Septembi

Wisconsin to rely on defense

Indiana, Iowa look for answ

(Continued from Page 13)
unit that held three opponents without a
touchdown and three others to a single
TD. Leading the way is All-Big Ten
selection Andre Tippett at defensive
end. The 6-4, 230-pound senior accoun-
ted for 66 tackles last year. "Andre is as
good as any defensive end in the coun-
try," said Fry.
Defensive tackle Mark Bortz made 82
stops last season, third best on the
team, and earned honorable mention
All-Big Ten honors. Middle guardsPat
Dean had 92 tackles last season, star-
ting all 11 games for Iowa last season.
Mel Cole, tops on last year's squad with
[25 tackles, and Todd Simonsen, with 81
tackles, return to the linebacking corps.
Six starters return to an offensive
unit that accounted for 3,404 yards last
season. Quarterback Pete Gales star-
ted the last four games of last season,
and responded with a three-touchdown
performance against Michigan State.
The 6-3, 175-pound senior is a co-captain
for this year's Hawkeye team.
JEFF BROWN, who led all Hawkeye
rushers with 673 yards last season, has
been moved to the wide receiver spot.
Taking over the tailback duties will be
J.C. Love-Jordan, a 5-11, 180-pound
sophomore. Guards Dave Mayhan and
Paul Postler, both 6-4and240 pounds,
and 6-5, 250-pound Bruce Kittle at
tackle all return to the offensive line.
Gone is Jay Hilgenberg, an All-
American choice last season, but filling
in for him at center is 6-3, 230-pound
Dave Oakes.
If the Hawkeyes survive their early-

season schedule, the Big Ten could give
birth to a new contender. This season
marks the first time since 1978 that
Michigan and Iowa have met. The
Wolverines won the last contest, 34-0.
6. Minnesota
The joke going around the Big Ten
last year was that in order for Min-
nesota head coach Joe Salem to get last
season's starting quarterback to attend
the school, he had to sleep with the
player's mother. The punch line was
that the quarterback was Joe's son,
Tim.
No one found much to laugh about in
last year's offense, though which set
school records for most penalties (83),
most yards penalized (809), and most
fumbles (49). Further clouding the pic-
ture this year for the Golden Gopher of-
fense is the graduation of running backs
Marion Barber and Garry White, the
top two all-time rushers in Minnesota
history.
"THE PLACE we'll have our most
problem is at the running back
positions," admits Salem. So to get im-
mediate help at the positions, "Smokey
Joe" brought in two junior college
backs to fill the vacancies. Frank
Jacobs, a 6-0, 200-pounder from Cincin-
nati, and Walter Ross, a 6-1, 190-
pounder from Florida, are expected by
their coach to become capable
replacements for Barber and White.
"Those two guys (Jacobs and Ross)
have good speed, they have good size
and we feel that they are capable Big
Ten backs," said Salem.

The younger Salem, Tim, was thrown
into the starting signal-calling spot,
because, as his father said, "We didn't
have any experienced quarterbacks
d we had five freshmen. It wasn't a
situation that anybody wanted." In his
rookie season, Tim threw for 887 yards
on 81 completions. "He played well at
times, he played bad at times," said
Joe.
Tim will have competition for the
starting nod this year from Mike
Hohensee, another junior college tran-
sfer. In two years at Mt. San Antonio
Junior College in California, Hohensee
threw for 3,687, including one 494 yard
single-game effort.
DEFENSIVELY, THE gophers
return eight regulars to a team which
finished 1980 as the fourth best defen-
sive squad in the Big Ten. Linebackers
Glenn Howard and Jim Fahnhorst lead
the pack of returnees. "As a pair,
they'll rank withnanybody in the Big
Ten," said Salem. Howard accounted
for 126 tackles last season, while
Fahnhorst was second on the team with
130. Last year's leading tackler, Mike
Robb, returns to the rover position.The
6-2, 198-pound junior racked up 133
tackles last season. "We expect to be a
solid defensive team," said Salem.
"We were a young football team last
year, and that's the reason that we had
so many penalties," said the third-year
head coach. So with another year of ex-
perience under their belts, the Golden
Gophers are hoping that they can im-
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prove on last year's 4-5 Big Ten mark,
which put them in fifth place.
And that's no joke.

Jim Fahnhorst

7. Wisconsin
Question: besides Ohio State, which
Big Ten team gave Michigan its
toughest battle last season?
Purdue? Michigan State?
NOPE. Wisconsin," said Wolverine
head coach Bo Schembechler. "They
were the toughest team we
played-defensively. We just couldn't
move on them." Evidence of that was
last Saturday's 21-14 upset at the hands
of the Badgers. Wisconsin has a defense
which finished 11th nationally against
the rush, giving up a mere 117.5 yards a
game. In the Big Ten, the Badger
defenders were third in scoring defense
(17.0 points a game) and third in total
defense (311.9 yards a game).
ninteen lettermen and six starters
return to the Wisconsin defense in 1981,
led by All-Big Ten middle guard Tim
Krumrie. The 6-2, 237-pound junior led
all Badger tacklers last year with 105.
Another top returnee is linebacker Guy

(Continued from Page 12)
4. Indiana
Even Lee Corso, the Big Ten leader in
joke-telling, can't find much to laugh
about when it comes to the heavy per-
sonnel losses suffered by his Indiana
team. Not only will the Hoosier head
coach have to deal with replacing nine
of last year's offensive starters, but will
also be faced with the loss of All-
American defensive back Tim Wilbur,
who was ruled ineligible for academic
reasons.
After finisheing 8-4 in 1979 (which
would have been 8-3-1 were it not for
John Wangler and Anthony Carter, who
combined on a 45-yard pass play with
six seconds left in the game that gave
Michigan a 27-21 win), including a trip
to the Holiday Bowl where the Hoosiers
beat Brigham young, Indiana dropped
to 6-5 last season. The downward spiral
could continue if Corso doesn't find
capable replacements for the departed
starters.
WITH THE exception of Wilbur, most
of last year's defensive standouts
return. The leading tackler for the
hoosiers in 1980, linebacker Craig
Walls, accounted for 121 tackles last
season and returns to the spot this year.
Defensive end Craig Kumerow had 69
tackles last season with strong safety
Dart Ramsey close behind with 65.
Ramsey was also second on the team in
passes broken up with seven. Middle
gueard Denver Smith had 58 tackles
last season, 35 of them solo. Other
linemen expected to help shore up In-
diana's defense are Rod Walden, a 6-6,
259-pounder, Greg Brown, a transfer
from Virginia, and Jimmy Hunter, who
accounted for 34 tackles last season.
But while the defense seems fairly
set, the offense is likely to be almost
completely overhauled. The leading
returnee to the offensive squad is Bob
Stephenson, a 6-3, 235-pound tight end
who is probably the Big Ten's best at
that position. With a good senior cam-
paign, Stephenson could become In-
diana's all-time leading receiver. But
aside fromStephenson, the remainder
of the offense will be different from last
year.
Chuck Gannon was a starter at guard
last season, but he has been relegated
to backup duty at tackle this year
behind 6-3, 280-pound Steve Moorman, a
junior who is quick for his size. The
other tackle spot will likely be filled by
Mark Rodriquez, a 6-1, 270-pounder who
moved to the position from defensive
tackle. The guard sports will be filled
by George Gianakopoulos (good thing
the Hoosiers don't put their last names
on their jerseys), also a transfer from
the defense, and Jim Sakanich, a 6-2,
255-pound junior. The center for the

Hoosiers is Dennis Mills, a 6-2, 240-
pound junior.
WITH THE departure of 1979 Big Ten
MVP Tim Clifford at quarterback,
senior Chad Nuck looks to be the most
likely replacement. Huck threw for 268
yards on 21 completions last season.
Challenging Huck for the starting nod is
Babe laufenferg, a transfer from Pier-
ce Junior College in Los Angeles.
The new running backs for the

Hoosiers will be tailback Johnnie
Salters, who played in a few games last
season, gaining 105 yards on only nine
carries, and handling the fullback
duties will be John Mineo, a junior who
rushed for 158 yards last year.
In addition to Stephenson, the other
receivers are Greg Brooks, a senior
split end, and flanker John Boyd, a
junior who caught only one pass last
year.
After opening the season at North-
western, the Hoosiers come home
toplay Southern California, Syracuse,
and Michigan. When asked why he wan-
ted powerful USC on the schedule, Cor-
so replied, "I promised the alumni
when I came here that I would show
them a Rose Bowl team in six years!"
5. Iowa
At the Big Ten kickoff luncheon, at
Chicago's Palmer House last July, a
banquet was held featuring the 10 con-
ference coaches. When Iowa's Hayden
Fry was introduced as the first
speaker, he approached the
microphone and said, "This sure is a
change. Who ever heard of Iowa being
first?"
While Fry is probably right about the
Hawkeyes finishing out of the top spot

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Trivia answers
1. The Wolverines were 4-0, winning
the 1902, 1948, 1951, and 1965 Rose Bowl
games.
2. a. Glenn b. William c. Harold d.
Brian.
3. Indiana's Lee Corso.
4. Yale (709), Harvard (638), and
Princeton (637).
5. Bennie Oosterbaan in 1925.
6. The 1976 Orange Bowl.
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