Wednesday, October 14, 1981
The Michigan Daily'
ren defects to
By DREW SHARP
A Columbus, Ohio native attending the
University of Michigan is nothing short
of a mortal sin. It is enough to make
Woody Hayes start punching himself.,
Supposedly, there is no excusable
reason for someone from the Ohio
capital to enroll at "that school up Nor-
th." Linebacker Mike Boren had
a reason- revenge.,,
"Ohio State didn't recruit me," said
the 6-2, 217-pound sophomore. "I atten-
ded East Moor High where Archie Grif-
fin came from: And after my junior
year, I was one of Ohio State's top
prospects. They wanted me to come in
and sprintfor'them. I was at 230 and out
of shape. I ran the 40 in five seconds flat
and they said good-bye."
THE BUCKEYES' loss was the
Wolverines' gain as Boren leads the
team in tackles with 47 and assists with
"I was a born and raised Buckeye,''
Boren added. "I grew up hating
Michigan and I loved nothing more than
watching Ohio State beat Michigan. I
used to go to all of the games until they
dropped interest in me.
"Now that I'mhere at Michigan, I
love it here. Michigan has a great
athletic and academic program and
I'm pleased to be here. It's great. I
loved it especially when we went down
to Columbus last year and beat them."
LAST YEAR, Boren rem;ined in
shadow of defensive stalwart Andy
Cannavino. Observing Cannavino's
dominating style of play served as a
"Andy was jus
said Boren. "He w
team and I learne
him. He was like m
me up and make
times last year. A
taught me his tech
my weakest point.
weak, but coach Bi
smiles when discu
ce this season.
"MIKE IS doi
some of the sames
had - in that he
ball. I don't want t
that he's just as go
He's just a sophom
good job in there."
Boren does not,
and other linebac
Mel Owens, or Ron
that it would be ac
in that company.
others feel that -I
other guys. I know
to go before I'm lik
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ng instrument for last March, Boren's size, or lack of it,
made him wonder whether he would
t a great player," start of not.
as the captain of the "Bo don't like small linebackers and
d a great deal from he keeps getting on me to put some
ay brother. He'd pick more weight on. I dreamed that after
me feel good a few Cannavino left, I would get his starting
Most importantly, he spot. But I had a lousy spring game."
nique. That has been 'That's understandable considering he
") was battling the flu and a 102 degree
technique may be temperature.
o Schembechler is all "I MADE UP for that poor game with
ssing his performan- a good overall spring practice. My
weight remained steady and that's good
ng a good job for for my quickness. You cannot gain too
echler. "He's got much size or you'll lose some of your
sense that Cannavino agility."
s always around the It is because of his quickness that
o put the label on him Boren likes to be pitted against taller
od as Cannavino yet. players.
nore, but he's done a "I like going against taller players
because I'm built lower to the ground so
give much weight to all I'll have to do is just knock out their
ons between himself legs from underneath them. It's dif-
kes like Cannavino, ferent when you're going against
Simpkins. someone who's built just like you.
had a lot of great "IN 'THE NOTRE Dame game, I
e me but I don't feel played against a guy who was 6-7, 260 or
curate to include me 270 pounds and I thought I did a good
I'm honored that job on him. On Iowa, there is a guy who
m kinda like those 6-6 and I'm supposed to be on him.
v that I've got a ways I've only seen a picture of him and it
:e them." started me wondering how I would feel
ng of spring practice next Sunday morning."
Boren realizes the importance of
Saturday's confrontation with the (2-
0. conference record) Hawkeyes.
"We're coming along and we're get-
ting better as the weeks go on. I'm
waiting for the defense to come around
like (defensive co-ordinatoir Bill) Mc-
Cartney says it will," Boren said. I
could see after the South Carolina game
last year that we were coming together
as a team. I'm confident we'll do that
again this year. Michigan has always
been a team that reaches its peak late
in -the season. We' have a tough
schedule leading up to that final game,
but I'm sure we'll do it."
Boren cannot help but to think about
"that final game" because he loves
beating up on Buckeyes.
Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
SOPHOMORE LINEBACKER Mike Boren hovers over a fallen Notre Dame
offensive player while Paul Girgash (50) comes up from behind. Boren, a
Columbus, Ohio native, is currently the team leader in tackles, with 47 solo
tackles and 21 assists.
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The Iowa Alumni Association will
host a reception for interested
graduates and fans before Michigan
and Iowa take to the gridiron on Satur-
day. The pre-game bash will run from
9:30 a.m. to noon at the Ann Arbor West
Bank/Holiday Inn. For more infor-
mation call 655-4489.
Entries for the all-campus singles
and co-rec doubles table tennis tour-
nament are due by Thursday, Oct. 15 at
4:30 p.m. in the Intramural Building.,
The singles tournament will be Sunday,
Oct. 18 starting at noon in the Central
Campus Recreation Center (CCRB).
Monday, October 26, 1981
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Monday, October 26, 1981
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The news is out. Brother Jed has
returned to the Diag. Once again he
created a controversy as he told the
crowd to pick Iowa in this week's Grid-
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and want to have your say, drop off
your picks at the Daily ')420 Maynard)
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compete with the "experts"from the
Daily football staff.
1. Iowa at MICHIGAN (pick score)
2. Wisconsin at Michigan State
3.1Ilinois at Ohio State
4. Purdue at Northwestern
5. Minnesota-at Indiana
'6. Florida State at Pittsburgh
7. Penn State at Syracuse
8. North Carolina at North Carolina State
9. Missouri at Iowa State
10. Texas at Arkansas
11. Stanford at Southern Cal
12. Miami (Fla.) at Mississippi State
13. Kent State at Ball State
14. California at Arizona State
15. Kalamazoo at Adrian
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19. Upper Iowa at Buena Vista
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