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10 The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 7, 1983
Brewster back in

the rui

be ankle twisted violently as the
Athlete plummeted down the staircase.
he incident occurred almost a year ago
Stvhis day and distinctly marked the
1ergI of cross-country season for
,Michigan freshman Chris Brewster.
DESPITE THE obvious setback,
g owever, the injury may prove to be a
uizn for the better. Brewster has begun
pis season with a renewed vigor and
Oetite for running. He is quickly

demonstrating that the lofty goals
originally set for him are still within
Brewster, a London, Ontario native,
was a sensation in high school. Posting
times of 4:05 in the mile and 8:47 in the
two-mile race, he finished 11th in the
World Junior Cross-Country Cham-
pionships, he established himself as the
premier high school distance runner in
the U.S. and Canada. Cross-country en-
thusiasts anxiously waited to see what

'He is going to surface over the next year
and could end up being one of the best run-
ners I've ever coached here.'
-Ron Warhurst, cross-country coach



wonders the fleet-footed harrier would
produce in a maize and blue uniform.
Despite showing fatigue from run-
ning workouts more difficult than he
was used to, Brewster missed the
remainder of the season. A less-than-
spectacular track season followed.
"While I was injured I put on
weight," Brewster explained. "So I
worked hard to lose it and get into
shape, but I ended up leaving my race
on the track. Then not performing well
when I got the chance was very
frustrating. They (teammates) saw me
and were saying 'What's this guy
doing?' since they knew how good I was
supposed to be."
Yet the injury benefitted Brewster in
various ways. It gave him time to

establish his work habits and make
adjustments to college life. Moreover,
Brewster was able to soak up
knowledge about running from his
more experienced teammates Gerard
Donakowski and Brian Diemer
Michigan's top runner this year. Above
all, the disastrous year rekindled
Brewster's desire to excel in running.
"CHRIS' NOT being able to compete
for a year made him really miss the
competition, and he's ready to roll,"
said team captain Diemer.
To get back into shape, Brewster ran
between 65 and 75 miles a week this
summer. The hard work resulted in his
capturing the second spot on the team.
behind Diemer.
"He's a tremendous competitor,"

said Michigan cross-country coach Ron
Warhurst. "Chris is leading most of our
workouts and running much, much bet-
ter than last year. He is going to sur-
face over the next year and could end
up being one of the best runners I've
ever coached here. And we've had
some good ones."
BREWSTER SAYS he still has
several areas of his race to improve
upon, such as concentration and "how
to hurt again," but it is not incon-
ceivable that he could finish in the top
25 runners at the NCAA championship
meet and earn All-America honors.
What is definite is that he will devote
his entire effort to that goal and to
helping Michigan attain what could be
its highest national finish ever.
"I have a personal vendetta,"
Brewster said. "I want to prove
(the high school times) weren't a fluke.
I owe it to myself, the team, and even
the Big Ten-there's a lot of pride in-
volved no matter how you slice it."
After a year of turmoil, Brewster's
running career is on the upswing again,
and there is no telling where the outer
limits of his potential will be found.






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The Pittsburgh Steelers signed for-
mer Michigan tight end Craig Dunaway
yesterday to fill a spot on the roster left
when they placed wide receiver John
Stallworth on the injured reserve list.
Dunaway, who was the Steelers'
eighth-round choice in this year's
National Football League draft, had
been released by the Steelers during
final pre-season cuts.
"I'M GLAD TO be back," said the
Former Wolverine when contacted by
phone in Pittsburgh. "I worked all
summer long with this team and it's
great to be back and to be a part of it
Dunaway is also realistic about his
role with the Steelers and the amount of
State's Pt
Michigan State free safety Phil
Parker makes things happen.
In four games this season all he's
done is intercept four passes and return
them for an eye-popping 147 yards and
one touchdown. By comparison, it
should be noted that the Spartans have
only one running back with more yar-
dage rushing and one flanker with more
receiving yards. Furthermore, Parker
is second on the team in tackles with 42.
"HE'S JUST executed and done what
we've asked," said State defensive
backfield coach Nick Saban. "He's
been in the right place at the right time.
He's got tremendous instincts and gets
a good jump."
Parker's performance has earned
him Spartan-of-the-Week honors three
weeks in a row, as well as the respect of
Michigan head coach Bo Schem-
"He's made some big plays,"
Schembechler said. "He's made some
interceptions and stolen the ball. He's
done a lot of good things. rs
EVEN THOUGH Parker is a first-
season starter, the 5-11, 170-pound

arker tough
junior sees nothing unusual about his
fast start this season.
"I'm like a centerfielder," Parker
said. "So it's easy, especially when the
quarterback forces it. I haven't been
surprised. I think about making big.
In this respect, Parker epitomizes the
entire Michigan State secondary. The
Spartans' defensive backs have com-
bined to intercept seven passes, break
up 13 more and recover two fumbles.
"PEOPLE HAVE forced the ball on
us and we've come up with some big
plays," Parker said. "I guess you could
say we're a big play defense.
"We also have the ability to hit people
and knock the ball loose," he added.
"We've caused turnovers that way and
that wins ball games."
Most importantly, Saban said, the
Spartans' secondary has prevented the
big play with the same success. it has
had making it.
"IN MOST CASES we haven't given
up the big play which is very impor-
tant," Saban said. "That makes the of-
fense go the hard way to the goal line."
Unfortunately for the Spartans, op-
posing teams have been able to move
the football with relative ease using
shorter pass routes. Michigan State has
surrendered . 220 yards-per-game
through the air, which ranks them 90th
in the nation out of a possible 105 teams.
"Our secondary is pretty good, but
it's not what it should be," Parker said.
"We're getting more experience. We're
progressing. We're giving up too much
IN ORDER to improve against the
pass, Parker feels the Spartans need
oniy to return to the basics.
"We've just got to go back to our

techniques and use our techniques and
our fundamentals better," Parker said.
"Where we give up the yardage is if we
don't follow up on the techniques."
Saban, meanwhile, defended his
secondary in much the same way
Schembechler has supported
Michigan's defensive backs this year in
the face of criticism.
"THERE'S A a misconception that a
secondary is responsible for passing
yardage, and the defensive line for run
yardage," Saban said. "That's not how
it has worked."
Does that mean the secondary can't
hog all of the credit for its big plays?
"That's right," Saban said. "We had
a blitz on at Illinois when Parker made
the interception."
OK, so Parker had a little help. But he
still makes things happen.

time he'll spend on the field this season.
"I'm another body that can help with
special teams and in short-yardage
situations," he said. "Hopefully I'll be
able to work myself into a position
where I can beat out someone else when
they bring Stallworth back."
Last season, Dunaway was the
Wolverine'ssecond leading receiver
with 35 catches for 488 yards and three
touchdowns. This year Dunaway ap-
peared in all five of the Steelers'
preseason games, catching one pass for
15 yards.
Stallworth has a hamstring injury
that will sideline him for at least a mon-
th. He is not eligible to come off the in-
jured reserve list for four weeks.

... signs with'Steelers

... something to prove
After becoming the head football
coach at Michigan State, George Perles
set some lofty goals fdr both himself!
and his squad.
Many people did not believe his team
would beat Michigan and go to the Rose
Bowl as he said they would. But what
most people found hardest of all to
swallow was Perles' claim that he
would be Griddes champion this year.
"UTTERLY ludicrous," responded
Jimmy the Greek.
"Impossible," said Jimmy's brother
Pete the Greek.
It's up to you to defend Michigan's
honor and top Perles this week. Turn in
your picks at Pizza Bob's on State St. or
Church St. or at the Daily offices at 420
Maynard by midnight tonight.
1. MICHIGAN at Michigan State (pick
2. Purdue at Ohio State
3. Minnesota at Indiana
4. Illinois at Wisconsin
5. Northwestern at Iowa
6. Nebraska at Oklahoma St.
7. Alabama at Penn St.
8. Florida State at Pittsburgh
9. Oklahoma at Texas
10. Auburn at Kentucky
11. UCLA at Stanford
12. LSU at Tennessee
13. Notre Dame at South Carolina
14. Washington State at USC
15. Virginia at Clemson
16. Baylor at SMU
17. Missouri at Colorado
18. Boston College at Yale
19. Prairie View at Bishop
20. DAILY LIBELS at MSU Spatoons

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Flu sidelines Lloyd


DETROIT (AP) - Chris Evert
Lloyd, scheduled to play a third-round
match yesterday at the $150,000 Detroit
stop of the Virginia Slims pro tennis,
tour, withdrew because of illness.
Lloyd, the tournament's No. 1 seed,
complained of a fever and upset
stomach yesterday afternoon and with-
drew following a doctor's examination,
tournament spokeswoman Nancy
Sellers said.
LLOYD WAS scheduled for a match
last night with Sharon Walsh.
In completed play yesterday, third-
seeded Wendy Turnbull advanced to

today's quarter-finals with a 7-6, 7-3, 2-0
default victory over Leslie Allen.
Lisa Bonder of Saline, Mich., lost to 4
fifth-seeded Zina Garrison, 6-2, 6-1 in an
evening match.

Baltimore 4, Chicago 0
BALTIMORE - (AP) Gary Roenicke
cracked a two-run home run in the sixth
inning and scored two other runs while
Mike Boddicker struck out a playoff
series record 14 batters as the
Baltimore Orioles dumped the Chicago
White Sox, 4-0, last night to even the
American League playoff series at one
game each.





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