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PORTS
Page 8 Thursday., December 4, 1980 The Michigan Daily

By RON POLLACK
Here at Michigan, many a top-notch
football player has been produced. But
now another product has been added to
the University's football catalog. This
item is the one-time Wolverine
assistant coach that has often proven to
be a popular choice for a vacant head
coaching spot.
During this past season, seven ex-
Michigan assistants paced the sidelines
in the role of Division I mentor. The
most notable of that group is Don
James, whose Washington Huskies will
square off against Michigan in the Rose
Bowl, and Jim Young, who will lead his
Purdue Boilermakers against Missouri
in the Liberty Bowl. Rounding but this
list are Larry Smith (Arizona), Tom

ides land spots

elsewhere

Popular picks to man helms

Reed (Miami of Ohio), Elliott Uzelac
(Western Michigan), Don Nehlen (West
Virginia), Chuck Stobart (Toledo) and
Frank Maloney (who was head coach at
Syracuse until last month, when he
resigned).
JAMES, WHO served on Bump
Elliott's staff for two years, took over
the head coaching reins at Washington
in 1975 after the Huskies had finished
the previous season 5-6. By his third
season in Seattle, James had his
ballclub headed to the Rose Bowl and a
27-20 upset of Michigan.
The win culminated a 10-2 season that

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saw the Huskies' two losses become vic-
tories, a result of forfeits by Mississippi
State and UCLA. James' overall record
at Washington currently stands at 47-21.
The route James took to Seattle saw
him leave Michigan for a spot on the
Colorado' staff and then the head
coaching spot at Kent State, where he
compiled a 25-19-1 record; the second-
best winning percentage among
coaches at the northeast Ohio school.
LIKE JAMES, Purdue's Young took
over a program that was coming off a 5-
6 season, and turned it into a winning
outfit capable of challenging for con-
feren'e honors in a short period of time.
After posting a 5-6 record in his initial
year, Young has seen his teams com-
plete three highly respectable years,
sinishing 9-2-1, 10-2 and 8-3. These win-
*ning records aside, Young said he is
still seeking "to win the championship
here; we won a championship in the
other conference (Western Athletic
Conference)." While coaching in the
WAC at Arizona, Young led the Wild-
cats to a 31-13 mark.
This season Smith was hired for the
Arizona head coaching job, and once
again the Wildcat's choice had roots
tracing back to the Michigan football
program."
Prior to arriving at Arizona, Smith
had been Tulane's head coach for four
years,where each of his teams showed
improvement leading up to his final
season. That's when the Green Wave
went 9-2 before losing to Penn State, 9-6,
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SMITH DID NOT enjoy a successful
1980 season, as his team was destroyed
by arch rival Arizona State 44-7 Satur-
day, dropping the Wildcat's record to 5-
6.
Another ex-Wolverine assistant who
has reason to be unhappy with his
team's fortunes is Miami of Ohio head
coach Tom Reed. In Reed's case,
however, the frustration has resulted
from a disappointing three-year tenure
as head coach.
"We aren't winning"enough games.
We just haven't done what we have to
do and I'm not satisfied at this point in
time," said Reed by telephone from his
office.
When Reed became head coach in
1978, the Redskins were coming off a 10-
1 year. Under Reed, Miami's success
has dwindled, as 8-2-1, 6-5 and 5-6 marks
would seem to indicate.
REED MAY BE unhappy, but ap-
parently not to Maloney's extent. While
Reed will apparently remain at Miami,
Maloney decided to resign from
Syracuse, citing the personal needs of
his family and opportunities that have
arisen as the reasons for his departure.

At Syracuse, Maloney returned the
team to respectability, as his teams
finished above .500 three times in his
seven-year stay. Syracuse also earned
an Independence Bowl bid last year.
But Maloney, who compiled a 32-46
record, was criticized for his lack of
success against eastern powers Pit-
tsburgh and Penn State.
Before joining the Michigan staff,
West Virginia mentor Nehlen held the
head coaching spot at Bowling Green.
During his nine-year stay at the MAC
school, Nehlen's teams finished with
winning seasons on eight occasions. At
West Virginia, in this his first year,
Nehlen once again avoided a losing
season by leading the Mountaineers to a
6-6 year.
When Uzelac went to Western
Michigan he took over a 3-8 team, and
after a 1-10 initial season, things looked
bleak. However, Uzelac and the Bron-
cos have since seen greener pastures,
posting winning records in four of the
last five seasons.
With head coaching positions certain
to open up now that the season is
coming to an, end, Bo Schembechler
may find other schools on the lookout
for some of his assistants. Who knows,
maybe Gary Moeller will receive a
second chance as a head coach, or Bill
McCartney a first chance, or.. .

... Liberty Bowl-bound

SPORTS OF THE DAILY:

Sutton
HOUSTON (AP) - Free agent pit-
cher Don Sutton shunned an offer from
the New York Yankees today and
signed a four-year contract with the
Houston Astros yesterday because "I
feel more comfortable here."
"You can wear your jeans here and
people don't think you're just trying to
be stylish," said Sutton, the Los
Angeles Dodgers' winningest pitcher
during his 15-year career on the West
Coast. "Also, (Houston general
manager) Al Rosen reminded me often
of the advantages of my pitching in the
National League, because I know the
league better."
No money terms were announced, but
Larue Harcourt, Sutton's agent, said
the first three years of the pact were
guaranteed.

Sig S Wit.
The veteran right-hander, whose
years in the major leagues have all
been spent with Los Angeles, met
Rosen Tuesday night. Before that
- meeting Harcourt said the Astros had a
50-50 chance of getting Sutton's name
on a contract.
Sutton also had been negotiating with
the Yankees, but today's Houston
Chronicle quoted Harcourt as saying,
"Don loves Texas and -the Houston
area. In fact, he just took his vacation
in Texas."
The Chronicle had reported earlier
'today that Sutton and the Astros
reached agreement on a five-year con-
tract, with three years guaranteed.
Sutton, 35, posted a 13-5 record and
led the National League with a 2.21 ear-
ned run average in 1980.

h Astros'
Charboneau top AL
rookie
CLEVELAND (AP)-He was
something of a legend in Cleveland
before he ever swung a major league
bat, and now Joe Charboneau believes
he has proved himself worthy of all the
publicity.
The Cleveland Indians slugger, dub-
bed "Super Joe," "Joltin' Joe" and
"Bazooka Joe" by various writers
before 1980 spring training camp was a
month old, Aas the overwhelming
choice of baseball writers for American
League Rookie of the Year honors ait
nounced yesterday.
Charboneau led the Indians with 87
runs batted in and 23 home runs, in-
cluding several colossal shots into
stadia upper decks. He hit .289 in 131
games but was reduced to occasional,
designated hitting and pinch-hitting
chores during the latter part of the
season due to a groin injury.
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