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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Saturday, September 10, 1983
shoots for
l' offense strong despite loss of Carter

The Michigan Daily - Saturday, September 1

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By JOHN KERR
For those of your prone to panic, remember
this-the Michigan football program survived very
nicely for 100 years before Anthony Carter arrived,
and it won't collapse now that he is gone.
The Wolverines were never a one man team with
A.C. in fact, some games he rarely touched the ball.
So it should come as no surprise to learn that
Michigan will have a very good offense this season,
even without the superb wide receiver.
THAT'S BECAUSE the Wolverines have experien-

ce back at almost every offensive position. The main
loss was tailback Laurence Ricks, but there are
capable successors. At quarterback, the offensive
line, fullback, and the receiving positions, the,
Wolverines have game-tested proven performers.
One big plus for Schembeehler is the return of
signal-caller Steve, Smith. Smith separated his
shoulder in the 1983 Rose Bowl game but is "100 per-
cent recovered" according to Bo. "This quarterback
situation is as healthy as it's ever been at Michigan,"
Schembechler added for emphasis.
Smith hasn't exactly been a fan favorite at
Michigan Stadium because of the lack of consistency
in his passing game but, now in his senior year, the
Grand Blanc native should have all the experience he
needs to be one of the top quarterbacks in the con-
ference this season. Senior Dave Hall, who played in
the Rose Bowl after Smith was injured, and
sophomore Jim Harbaugh will be the backups.
THE STRENGTH of the Michigan offense, as it has
been in years past, will be in the offensive line. Only
one starter graduated from last season's squad,
leaving the Wolverines with a big and experienced
line. Center Tom Dixon (6-2, 250) and guard Stefan
Humphries (6-4, 262) are both back for their senior
years and are legitimate All-American candidates.
Senior guard Jerry Diorio (6-3, 245) and tackle Doug
James (6-2, 267) both return to man their starting
positions.
The loss of Rich Strenger leaves the other tackle
position open, but there are plenty of experienced
linemen ready to take over. Larry Sweeney (6-2, 255),
Jerry Quaerna (6-5, 265), Ron Pruse (6-3, 255), Art
Balourdos (6-2, 240), Clay Miller (6-4, 260), Bob
Popowski (6-3, 251), Mark Hammerstein (6-4, 262)
and Bob Tabachino (6-0, 255) all have starting shots
and will see some action on the line this year.
The tight end situation is "healthy" says Bo,
despite the loss of Craig Dunaway. Expected to fill in
will be Sim Nelson and Milt Carthens, both of whom
saw plenty of playing time last season. Junior Eric
Kattus will also play, and could start, depending on
how he recovers from a knee injury he suffered last
year. Receivers Vince Bean and Gilvanni Johnson
are back to replace Carter and should see an increase
in the number of passes sent their way.
MICHIGAN IS noted for its strong running attack,
and although it doesn't have any one big name in the
backfield this season, the Wolverines should have no
problem moving the ball on the ground. At fullback,
both of last year's starters return. Sophomores Eddie

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Center Tom Dixon is an All-America candidate
Garrett and Dan Rice are back and will be challenged
for playing time by senior. Jerald Ingram, who was
supposed to start last season but suffered an injury,
Greg Armstrong, and Bob Perryman. The Michigan
fullback crew gained under 300 yards total last
season and must pick up the slack this year.
At tailback, Michigan has an abundance of talent.
Senior Kerry Smith, who gained 368 yards on just 45
carries last year, could start as could juniors Rick
Rogers and Brian Mercer. Sophomore Ben Logue,
one of the top runners in high school-two years ago
could also break into the lineup. Surprisingly,
Schembechler even mentioned freshman Gerald
White of Titusville, Fla. as a possible starter. White
gained 1,738 yards on 244 carries for 23 touchdowns
during his senior year in high school.
One major question mark for Michigan is it's
kicking game. The departure of Ali Haji-Sheikh
leaves the placekicking spot vacant. Schembechler
hopes Bob Bergeron, Pat Moons, Mike Melynk or
Pat Schlopy can do the job.

Steve Smith is "100 percent recovered" accor-
ding to Bo.

1982 Football Statistic

Team
Total First Downs.
Rushing .........
Passing .........
Penalty .........
Total Net Yards...
Total Plays ......
Avg. Per Play.
Avg. Per Game..
Net Rushing Yards
Total Attempts..
Avg. Per Play..
Avg. Per Game..
Net Passing Yards.
Att/Comp/Int ...
Avg. Per Attempt
Avg. Per Comp.
Avg. Per Game..
Punts/Yds/Avg ...
Punt Ret/Yds/Av..
KO Ret/Yds/Avg..
Int/Yds/Avg.......
Fumbles/Lost .....
Penalties/Yards...
Scoring
Total Pts/Avg...
Touchdowns .....
Rushing ...
Passing.
Returns.......
PAT's/Att .......
2-Pt. Conv./Att ..
Field Goals/Att ..
Third Down Conv/Att
Scess Pet.

Statistics
M Opp.
259 266
155 103
85 152
19 11
4749 4401
845 931
5.6 4.7
395.8 366.8
2801 1344
578 452
4.8 3.0
233.4 112.0
1948 3057
267/138/16 479/295/12
7.3 6.4
14.1 10.4
162.3 254.8
49/1923/39.2 66/2535/38.4
28/383/13.7 17/49/2.9
27/555/20.6 35/580/16.6
12/176/14.7 16/152/9.5
21/12 30/16
43/331 64/655

Individual
Statistics
Rushing

Receiving

Tackling

Carter ...............
Dunaway ............
BEAN ...............
RICE ...............
Ricks ...............
ROGERS ............
GARRETT ..........
NELSON.........
S. JOHNSON ........
ARMSTRONG.
KATTUS.........
MERCER .........

No.
43
35
19
14
9
5
4
3
2
2
1
1

Yds
844
488
321
74
56
57
24
23
31
22
12
-4

Avg.
19.6
13.9
16.9
5.3
6.2
11.4
6.0
7.7
15.5
11.0
12.0
-4.0

TD
S
3
1
2
0
1
1
0
0
1
0
0.

LP
62
42

Ricks............
K. SMITH.. ..
S. SMITH ...........
ROGERS.........
RICE"............
MERCER ...........
Carter................
GARRETT........
ARMSTRONG......
S. JOHNSON...
TEAM'.............
Hall........,.....

Att
266
45
96
65
40
33
10
9
8
1
4

Yds
1388
368
345
285
152
143
61
42
26
3
-2
-10

Avg
5.2
8.2
3.6
4.4
3.8
4.3
6.1
4.7
3.3
3.0
-2.0
-2.5

TD
8
2
9
4
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0

LP
52
29
37
22
13
18
15
14
7
3
-2
11

MICHIGAN ......... 138
Opponents........... 295

1948 14.1 17
3057 10.4 9

Scoring
TDr TDp TDo

38 BOREN ...............
11 Girgash ....... .........
24 Burgei ....................
39 Bostic .....................
8 Thompson..............
11 Carraway.............
16 HASSEL ...............
16 ROSE.................
17 SINCICH...............
12 BROOKS ............... .
COOPER..............
Body....... .
62 ANDERSON...........
46
Lott ......................
MEREDITH...........
TP GANT ................
77 MALLORY ................
56 Herrmann.................
54 Cohen... .............
48 HEWLETT ................
30 RODGERS............
18 LYLES....................
18 BURGESS..............
12 HAMMERSTEIN.........
12 Cochran...............
6 Lemirande ..............
6' RANDALL.............
6 DeFELICE .............
GRAY.................

TKLS
111
108
58
59
43
32
31
33
34
25
18
20
10
13
12
13
9
11
10
9
8
8
6
3
5
3
3
0

ASSTS TOTA
60 171
49 157
29 87
19 78
26 69
22 54
19 50
16 49
13 47
19 44
14 32
10 30
14 24
8 21
8 20
3 16
6 15
3 14
2 12
3 12
1 9
1 9
2 8
4 7
1 6
3 6
2 5
2 3
1 1

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12/15
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MICHIGAN.........578 2801 4.8 25 52
Opponents'.. ... 452 1344 3.0 15 37
Passing
PA PC int Yds TD
S. SMITH...........227 118 13 1735 14
HALL ..............38 20 3 213 3
Carter.......... 2 0 0 0 0

Haji-Sheikh.........
Carter...............
S. SMITH............
Ricks ...............
ROGERS ............
Dunaway............
RICE.............
GARRETT........
K. SMITH ...........
ARMSTRONG.......
BEAN............
Bostic............
TEAM'...........

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Opponents............479 295

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MICHIGAN ......... 25
Opponents........... 15

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