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Page 8-Tuesday, March 23, 1982-The Michigan Daily

OFFENSIVE LINE UNTESTED

Spring football underway

By DOUGLAS B. LEVY
First of a two part series
It's back, one of the most exciting and
glamorous sports at the University of
Michigan - football. Spring practice
started last Monday (March 15), and
with it began head coach Bo Schem-
bechler's and his coaching staff's sear-
ch for the starting units in next fall's
opener against Wisconsin on September
11.
Schembechler's most difficult task
will be with the offensive unit,
especially the offensive line. Gone
from last season's front line are offen-
sive tackles Ed Muransky (6-7, 275) and
William "Bubba" Paris (6-7, 270),
guard Kurt Becker (6-6, 255) and tight-
end Norm Betts. These four opened the
gaping holes for Butch Woolfolk over
the last two seasons.
With the loss of Muransky, Paris and
Becker, Schembechler is well aware
that next season's line will not be as
physical. "The line will be smaller, but
will have better movement," said
Schembechler. "They will not be over-
powering physically; but we'll be pret-
ty decent."
AS ALWAYS, there will be stiff com-
petition for the starting positions,
especially where vacancies have to be
filled. Remaining from last season's
starting unit will be center Tom Dixon
(6-1, 245) a junior, and junior guards
Stefan Humphries (6-3, 243) and Jerry
Diorio (6-2, 230). Diorio and Humphries

split playing time at the guard spot op-
posite Becker last season.
At one of the tackle positions, senior
Rich Strenger (6-7, 265) is expected to
start, while the other is wide open. Top
candidates are junior Ron Prusa and
sophomore Clay Miller. Should Dixon
be reconverted to guard, sophomore
Art Balourdos and junior Larry
Sweeney would battle it out for the star-
ting center spot. Another candidate at
both guard and tackle will be senior
Tom Garrity. In the long run, Schem-
bechler and offensive line coach Jerry
Hanlon feel confident. They have a lot
of big bodies to work with, and expect a
solid, successful unit.
The next question mark facing
Schembechler is the offensive back-
field, particularly the fullback position
left vacant by Stanley Edwards. Senior
Gerald Ingram and junior Greg Ar-
mstrong are the top two candidates at
fullback. Armstrong has had a good
first week of practice. "Greg looks
pretty good, he needs to improve his
blocking to become a better fullback,"
said Schembechler.
AT THE tailback position, where
Butch Woolfolk (3,861 yards, all-time
Michigan leading rusher) leaves a
brilliant career, Schembechler also
feels confident. "We've got good backs,
tailback is no problem." The leading
choice at tailback is senior Lawrence
Ricks who rushed for 850 yards as a
sophomore and 396 yards last year.
Sophomores Rick Rogers and Brian

Mercer and junior Kerry Smith will
also compete for playing time.
At tight-end Schembechler and
Hanlon feel they have lost a very
valuable player in Norm Betts, who
passed up his senior year of eligibility
to enter dental school. "Norm is a
great loss; he is a great kid and a great
athlete," said Schembechler.
"Norm was an excellent blocker, his
loss will be felt right along with Muran-
sky, Paris and Becker," said Hanlon.
SENIOR CRAIG Dunaway will be
back at the tight-end, though. Dunaway
was the teaml's third leading receiver
last season with 11 receptions for 152
yards. Junior Milt Carthens and
sophomore Eric Kattus are expected to
compete for playing time.
The other receivers for the
Wolverines will remain intact. In his
final season, flanker Anthony Carter is
expected to shatter several NCAA
records, including career toucihdown
receptions and yardage per oppor-
tunity. Last season Carter had 50
receptions for 952 yards, despite facing
double coverage. Junior Vince Bean
returns as the split-end where he
caught 16 passes fo'r 336 yards (21.0
average) last fall.
And finally, the quarterbacking looks
very strong for the upcoming season, as
junior Steve Smith has a year of ex-
perience behind him. Junior Dave Hall
is expected to be the backup, and has
impressed Schembechler in the first
week of practice.

"I like what I've seen, he's looking real
good. We'll just have, to give him a lot
of practice time," said Schembechler.
Once the offense line is consolidated,
and the running backs hit their groove,
the Wolverine offensive attack should
be very effective. With Steve Smith's
running ability and Anthony Carter's
lightning moves, another season of of-
fensive excitement is a good bet.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Holdout pit-
cher Fernando Valenzuela said yesterday
he would report to the Los Angeles
Dodgers today and would play under
the agreement the club had renewed
without his consent.
Valenzuela, insisting that he would
sign no new contract, said, "They have
decided what the contract says.We have
been treated like children.
"I AM ONLY 21, but I am a man to be
considered with dignity.
The Dodgers unilaterally renewed
Valenzuela's 1981 contract earlier this
month under provisions of baseball's
Basic Agreement, and gave him a raise
the club said made the left-hander the

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highest paid second-year player in
baseball history. He reportedly will
receive $350,000.
Valenzuela, who made $42,500 last
year when he won both the Cy Young
and Rookie of the Year awards in the
National League, had been asking for $1
million in his original demand, and was
said to have lowered his figure to
$850,000.
"THE DODGERS say if I report they
will improve my contract," Valenzuela
said at a news conference.
"I do not want a reward for good
behavior. I will not sign a 1982 contract.
This season I will play under the
renewed 1981 contract."
Valenzuela said he knew of no true
bargaining in his situation but, "I have
decided to report to the Dodgers in Vero
Beach because of my friends and my
family, but not to sign a contract."
Tigers 9, Blue Jays 2
(AP) -Rick Leach went three -for-
four with three runs batted in and
rookie Les Filkins capped a six-run,
ninth-inning uprising with a three-run
homer to pace the Detroit Tiges to a 9-2
exhibition victory over a Toronto Blue
Jays split squad yesterday.
The Tigers improved their exhibition
record to 7-8, while the Blue Jays are
SPORTS EiN ToWP

10-6, including a 4-0 victory by the other
Blue Jays' squad over Pittsburgh at
Bradenton, Fla., yesterday.
DETROIT right-hander Milt Wilcox
scattered five hits over six innings and
allowed one run, a solo homer by Floyd
Moseby in the sixth. It was Moseby's
fourth homer of the spring.
Glenn Adams accounted for the other-
Toronto run with a home run off Larry
Pashnick in the ninth inning.
Right-hander Nino Espinosa, making
his second start of the exhibition
season, took the loss. Leach, a former
quarterback at the University of
Michigan, has 14 hits in 22 at bats for a
.666 average.
Cardinals 7, Reds 3
(AP) - Keith Hernandez's two-out
single snapped a tie in the fifth inning
and Tommy Herr drove in three runs,
powering the St. Louis Cardinals to a
7-3 exhibition baseball victory over the
Cincinnati Reds yesterday.
St. Louis' third straight victory was

eport
tempered by the announ
veteran catcher Gene Tena
broken right thumb two da
a game against the Bosto
Manager Whitey Herzogs
would not be placed immed
club's 15-day disabled list.
The Cards, improving th
7-5, trailed 3-2 after Cincin
for all its runs in the fou
Steve Mura, who went six in
Ro-als 8, Phillies ',
(AP) - Willie Aikens h
slam and drove in five runs
Kansas City Royals to an 8
victory over the Philadelp
yesterday.
Aikens singled in one run
inning and scored the secon
Quirk's triple. Quirk lat
singles and a double, for a 4-
AIKENS CAPPED a five
inning against Phillies's
loser Larry Christensonv
home run just inside the rig

to Dodgers
cement that pole.
ce sufered a Gary Matthews homered for the
ys earlier in Phillies. The Phils got a run on Luis
n Red Sox. Aguayo's double and a single by Len
said Tenace Matuszek.
iately on the Winning pitcher. Bud Black worked
the first four innings for the Royals,
eir record to who are 6-7 in exhibition play. The
nnati erupted Phillies are 5-8.
urth against White Sox 8, Red Sox 4
nnings.
2 (AP)- Home runs by Tony Ber-
nazard and Harold Baines sparked the
hit a grand Chicago White Sox to an 8-4 exhibition
pacing the victory over the Boston Red Sox
-2 exhibition yesterday.
hia Phillies The loss was the fifth straight for the
Red Sox, 5-9, while the victory was the
nin the first second in two days for Chicago, 8-6.
nd on Jamie REGGIE Patterson, who pitched the
er had two first 4 1-3 innings, won with relief help
-for-4 game. from Juan Agusto. Mike Torrez was
-run second shelled for eight of the 10 White Sox hits
starter and and seven runs.
with a long Boston jumped off to a 3-0 lead in the
ght field foul first inning.

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take seven of 10 in .

By JEFFREY BERGIDA

MEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK
at LSU Invitational, Baton Rouge, LA,
March 27
MEN'S GYMNASTICS
NCAA Championships, at Salt Lake
City, UT, March 26, 27
MEN'S SWIMMING
- NCAA Championships, at Milwaukee,
March 25-27
MEN'S TENNIS
at Wichita State Invitational, Wichita,
KS, March 25-28
WOMEN'S TENNIS
at Miami of Ohio, 3 p.m., March 26
Eastern Kentucky, Western Michigan,
at Oxford, OH, March 27

In preparation for the reg
schedule, which is inaugurated Al
the Michigan softball team spen
last week in Columbia, South Car
The Wolverines were quite succe
down South, compiling a recordc
while facing some of the tou
schools from around the country
giving coach Bob DeCarolis caus
optimism as he begins his second
as the Michigan mentor.
The team was led by senior outfi
Diane Hatch, who had 10 hits an
stolen bases during the trip. "Dian
a nice average but didn't hit the
real well," commented DeCa
"She's the key to our offense this
being always a threat to run."

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OTHER STRONG performances
were turned in by Sue Burk, who hit
above .400 throughout the trip and was
placed in the number-four slot in the
batting order, and transfer Karen
Crawfis who batted .462. DeCarolis was
extremely pleased with his freshmen
who saw extensive playing time in
Columbia, including Mena Reyman,
who hit over .400 and had a home run,
and Lisa Panetta, a .365 hitter.

Carolina
"They've got real live bats," said
DeCarolis. "Both of them have a great
future here at Michigan."
As far as pitching is concerned, the
highlight of the trip was a 14-strikeout
performance by Jan Boyd against
Adelphi (N.Y.) Boyd also fanned nine
against South Carolina. Overall, the
staff gave up only eight earned runs
during the trip although 12 unearned
tallies did hurt the team.

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rolis. walking for the last two choruses be
year, the horns closed out the tune. Shaw
Turre then adjourned to the bar,
pianist Milled did a solo rendition o
old ballad, "You're Blase." Minglii
the bar with the crowd with a flugel
under his arm, bumming cigare
suavely introducing tunes, backin
solos with small percussion instrur
ts or just swaying to the rhythm o
other soloists, Shaw seemed to e:
that poise and mild egocentrism
have always been a hallmark of t
pet players everywhere.
Returning to the bandstand, the
group wound through another me
tempo, latin-tinged number, coml
with the by now familiar horn/trur
duet closing, then the rhythm se
was featured in a trio performan
another old standard, "My Roman
Thismratherscasual segment of
performance set up the closer, a
number by pianist Victor Lewis ent
"Why?." Opening with an interlui

assic jazz
afore free improvisation, this tune had lots of
and solo space for everybody, but Turre
and played a solo on several conch shells
f the that proved to be the high point of the
ng at evening. Cradling a shell in his hands
horn and modulating its mellow, exotic tone
ttes, by maneuvering his fingers in the
g up shell's flaring opening, Turre blew a
men- solo that was totally unique, juggling
f the the different sized shells to play in a
xude higher or lower register and har-
that monizing on two shells simultaneously
rum- for a finale.
The last number really stretched out,
full and the band seemed ready to cut loose
dium a little on an encore or two, but time
plete had run out, :and the U-Club was
mpet speedily emptied in accordance with
ction the Union's 1:00 closing time. Shaw &
ce of Co. maintain a grueling touring
ce." schedule, and were probably in some
fthe town hundreds of miles away the next
long night, but a contented Ann Arbor
itled audience went home chalking up
de of another night of memorable jazz.

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