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Page 2-Thursday, January 7, 1982-The Michigan Daily
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The Michigan Daily-Thus

Frieder meets 'sopho-
more jinx' with realism

THE NUMBERS DON'T LIE

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1980-81 Michigan Final Statistics

By MARK FISCHER
The "sophomore jinx" is a wellknown
sport phenomenon. An athlete goes
through a great rookie year, the expec-
tations are high, and then all of a sud-
den his second season is a flop.
Could this be the year of the
sophomore jinx for Bill Frieder?
LAST YEAR was Frieder's rookie
season as head coach of the Michigan
basketball team, and he won more
games than any Michigan coach had
ever won before. His cagers fielded an
impressive 9-0 preconference season
mark, and went on to finish the 1980-81
campaign with a formidable 19-11
record after losing in the third round of
the National Invitation Tournament to
Syracuse.-
Michigan has lost five seniors-four
of them starters-from that team,
Coach Bill Frieder huddles with his
team to discuss strategy during the
Eastern Michigan contest. The second-
year coach, who eclipsed the Michigan
rookie win mark with 19 last season, is
faced with a tough task of coaching an
inexperienced team in the Big Ten this
year.
Doily e'hoto by BRIANMACK

however, as well as the services of 6-11
sophomore center Tim McCormick
(knee surgery). The Wolverines have
already lost two games against two op-
ponents (Arkansas and Eastern
Michigan) which they beat last year.
Yes, the sophomore jinx is definitely
looming on Bill Frieder's horizon.
The thing about Frieder, though, is
that he'll be the first one to tell you
about it when things look bad.
"WE'LL HAVE TO play very well to
survive," says the 38-year-old mentor.
"It's stupid to say we could win the Big
Ten."
It's not that Frieder is a total
pessimist, just a realist.
"To be honest, it'll be a tough season,"
said the coach. "We're simple outtalen-
ted this year. But we're not going to
throw in the towel."
IN FACT, IF you're lucky you can
sometimes catch Frieder go out on a
limb and actually express some hope.
"My feelings are that we're not going
to panic. We'll have some good young
players in a year or two," Frieder

maintained. "We're on the verge of a
good recruiting year. We've got a good
shot at all the top players in the state.
And we've already got the nucleus of a
good future team."
All Frieder is saying, is give the man
(himself) a chance. After all, this is
only his second year as head coach, and
he is truly responsible for the perfor-
mances of the freshmen and
sophomores on the team who he has
headed from Day One.
BUT NO MATTER what the
situation, Frieder is not one to pass the
buck. "I felt whatever happened to us
last year, it was my team," said the
coach. "And whatever happens to us
this year, it's my team. You can blame
Bill Frieder for whatever happens to
us."
In keeping with his typically self-
effacing manner, Frieder explains that
he is partly responsible for the whole
team's level of talent. As assistant
coach under Johnny Orr for seven
years at Michigan, Frieder did his
share of trying to snare the nation's

most talented high school ballplayers.
including everyone on this year's team.
"I've been involved with recruiting
all the kids," said Frieder. "But in the
junior and senior classes there's not a
lot of leadership. We didn't recruit well
enough in those classes."
GIVE FRIEDER a chance anyway.
He wouldn't ask for anything more.
"There's no excuse not to win at
Michigan," he said. "If we don't bounce
back I'm not doing my job."
Frieder enjoys his present job too
much and is too used to winning not to
bounce back. "This is a great school to
coach . . . If I couldn't have become the
head coach at Michigan, well . . . I
might have just left the business," said
the loyal Michigander, who has an .800
winning percentage in his entire head
coaching career, including 22-2 and 25-0
Class 'A' Championship seasons at the
helm of Flint Northern high school, a
performance which earned him a spot
next to Orr on the Michigan bench.
So give the man a shot-he's only a
sophomore.

GP
Mike McGee ............... 30
John Johnson .............. 30
THAD GARNER...........30
Paul Heuerman ...........30
Marty Bodnar ............ 30
TIM McCORMICK.........30
Mark Bodnar .............. 27

FG-FGA
309-600
195-351
120-233
79-161
89-164
54-106
31-65

FG%
.515
.556
.515
.491
.543
.509
.477

FT-FTA
114-169
42-54
64-88
76-93
30-39
47-60
15-19

FT%
.675
.778
.727
.813
.769
.783
.789

Reb/Avg
118/3.9
109/3.6
167/5.6
156/5.2
64/2.1
106/3.5
17/0.6

PF-D
89-5
47-0
81-3
98.6
64-0
83-2
25-0

TP/Avg
732-24.4
432/14.4
304/10.1
234/7.8
208/6.9
155/5.2
77/2.9

HG
37
31
16
18
16
15
17

M. C. Burton............. 16
JOE JAMES............... 23
IKE PERSON ............. 28
DEAN HOPSON............14
DAN PELEKOUDAS ....18
JON ANTONIDES......... 12
LEO BROWN............ 12
Team ....................
MICHIGAN ............... 30
Opponents ................. 30

13-30
17-40
13-36
4-22
5-9
3-4
2-7
934-1828
874-1716

.433 4-12
.425 3-5
.361 8-11
.182 7-11
.556 4-10
.750 2-6
.286 0-1
.511 416-578
.509 371-537

Caps indicate returning letterman
1980-81 Results

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74 Eastern Mich.
64 Kansas
78 Arkansas
98 Akron
97 Kent State
85 Dayton
102 Western Michigan
85 Detroit
92 Northern Michigan
74 Purdue
68 Minnesota (20T)
55 Indiana (OT)
58 Iowa
80 Illinois (20T)
63 Ohio State
77 Northwestern
74 Wisconsin
79 Michigan State (OT)
71 Wisconsin
87 Ohio State
66 Michigan State
64 Illinois
70 Northwestern
66 Iowa
83 Indiana
83 Minnesota
61 Purdue (OT)
74 Duquesne (NIT)
80 Toledo (NIT)
76 Syracuse (NIT)
Won 19 Lost 11

Opp
68
52
65
69
72
84
73
68
56
81-
67
52
73-
76
69-
52
67
77
64
105-
70-
67-
74-
69-
98-
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67-
58
68
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6. Eddie Johnson, ILL
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8. Isiah Thomas, IND
9. Randy Breuer, MINN
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14. Larry Petty, WIS
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