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2-D - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 8, 1983

Gridders geared

for another title

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run

Schembechier shoots
for 11Ith in 15- years

By RON POLLACK
Ho hum, another Big Ten champion-
ship for Bo Schembechler and his
Michigan football team this past
season. That makes 10 conference titles
that the Wolverines have either shared
or won outright in Schembechler's 14
years as Michigan's head coach.
If Big Ten championship number 11 is
going to be won in 1983, however, some
awfully talented players are going to
have to be replaced. Gone from last
year's Rose Bowl squad are 11 starters,
including a three-time All-America, a
1,000-yard rusher and three-quarters of
the secondary. Burn that midnight oil
Bo, you've got a lot of work to do.
A GREAT deal of that work will be
directed toward the secondary, an area
Schembechler calls his "biggest worry."
Starting defensive backs Keith Bostic,
Jerry Burgei and Marion Body have all
departed, but some experience does
return. Senior free safety Evan Cooper
started in all 12 Wolverine games last
season, while senior John Lott and
sophomore Tony Gant started in four

and one games respectively at corner-
back.
Other defensive backs fighting for
starting time will be Jeff Cohen, Dieter
Heren, Greg Randall and Rich Hewlett.
Wide receivers Ivan Hicks and Steve
Johnson have both been moved to the
secondary, although Schembechler has
not yet-decided which position to play
Johnson.
At the end of spring ball, only Cooper
and Lott could be considered "sure
starters" according to assistant head
coach and defensive coordinator Gary
Moeller. Following spring ball, the
secondary was still a question mark
because Lott, Cooper, Gant and Cohen
all were hampered by injuries and
missed numerous practices.
"THAT HURTS" said Schembechler.
"We had so many guys out that we
couldn't get any cohesiveness in the
secondary at all and that to me is the
biggest problem."
If the secondary is to improve over
last year, when it gave up a hefty 254.8
yards per game through the air, so too

must the defensive line when it comes
to rushing the passer.
"The pass risk was lacking last
season, but we're working on it," said
starting defensive tackle Kevin Brooks.
"We worked all spring on emphasizing
the pass rush."
SAID STARING inside linebacker
Mike Boren, "the only thing that hurt us
last season was letting the quarterback
out of the contain. If we rush the quar-
terback, we'll be solid."
Winfred Carraway is the only starter
gone from the defensive line. Junior Al
Sincich started every game at middle
guard last year, while senior Dave
Meredith and junior Mike Hammer-
stein saw starting time at the defensive
tackle spot opposite Carraway when
Brooks was injured during the middle
of the season. Seniors Vince DeFelice,
Nate Rodgers and Mike Wilson, juniors
Jim Scarcelli, Joe Gray and sophomore
Mike Krauss will also battle for playing
time.
"The returning experience in the
defensive line helps a lot," said Schem-
bechler. "You can tell the difference in
all of them. In the spring we em-
phasized the pass rush. Not a lot of blit-
zing, although we do blitz a lot, just the
pass rush out of the down linemen. I
think we're improved."
DEFENSIVE LINE coach Jerry
Meter said that a few new stunts have
been added to the playbook to help the
pass rush. "What you want to do is
create some problems for the opposing
offensive line," he said. "So we do some!
cnangeups. It's not anything extraor-
dinarily new to football, just a little new
to our program."
The Wolverines' linebacking corps
return two starters, seniors Boren and
Carlton Rose. Boren has led Michigan
in tackling the last two seasons, in-
cluding 171 last season, second highest
ever in a season at Michigan behind
Ron Simpkins' 174 in 1977
"Boren will be one of the better
linebackers in the league," said
Schembechler.
Fighting for the other two starting
linebacker spots will be seniors Tom
Hassel, who started one game last year,
Rodney Lyles and Tim Anderson,
juniors Jeff Akers, Phil Lewandowski
and Mike Mallory and sophomores An-
dy Moeller and Mike Reinhold.
"I think our linebacking will be okay
and if it is we'll be better up front," said
Schembechler who excitedly added,

"I'm convinced we'll be better up
front."
BOREN SAID that the graduation1
losses of starters Robert Thompson and
Paul Girgash can be overcome. "I think
we have some good guys to fill in the
holes. People think the losses are big,
but I don't because we've got some good
people coming back."
On offense, of course, the most
noteworthy loss is three-time All-
America flanker Anthony Carter whose
name is splashed all over the Michigan
record books. Schembechler is the first
to admit that his roster contains no one
who can make off the magnificent
feats accomplished by Carter these
past four years, but the Wolverine
coach promised that he has no intention
of putting the passing game into hiber-
nation.
"What we're going to do is mix the
ball around a little bit, going to the
backs more, going to the tight end
more, going to the split end more," said
Schembechler. "I think the offense will
be a little bit different than it was with
Carter because Carter if they gave us a
chance to get the ball to him we'd do it.
But now we're gonna get the ball to
other people until the flanker is not so
overloaded. Now they're not gonna be
out there with two-and-a-half men on
the flanker like they did on Anthony.
THE WOLVERINES' top returning
receiver is split end Vince Bean who
caught 19 passes for 321 yards last
season, his second as a starter.
"I guess I have to be more of a big
play guy rather than someone who just
goes for a first down," said Bean. "I
.have to take Anthony's place. I'm
definitely looking forward to it. The pat-

terns I've had to run in the past were for
first downs. I'd catch the ball and either
go out of bounds or get hit immediately.
Now I'll get to run with it. I haven't
been able to do that in a long time."
The leading candidates to take Car-
ter's spot opposite Bean are
sophomores Gilvanni Johnson and
Steve Johnson.
THE TIGHT end spot is also up for
grabs because of the graduation of
Craig Dunaway, Michigan's second
leading receiver last year behind Car-
ter. The frontrunners for Dunaway's
job are senior Milt Carthens and juniors
Sim Nelson and Eric Kattus.
The job of getting the ball to this
assortment of flankers, split ends and
tight ends belongs to senior quarter-
back Steve Smith. Despite the fact that
Smith is entering his third year as the
Wolverines' starter, he is still a bit of
question mark going into the season
because of a shoulder injury sustained
in Michigan's 24-14 Rose Bowl loss to
UCLA.
During the Wolverines' intrasquad
spring game, Smith said he could only
throw the ball 15 to 20 yards.
Nonetheless, he expects a complete
recovery for Michigan's season opener
against Washington State on September
10.
"It should be 100 percent by the start
of the season," said Smith. "I took,
some shots to the shoulder in the spring
game and it didn't bother me. An injury
like this, once it heals, it's all right
again."
THE MATTER of his injury dispen-
sed with, Smith, who will be backed up
by sophomore Jim Harbaugh and
senior Dave Hall, spoke of how his role

changes now that Carter has moved on
to the United States Football League.
"We'll still throw the ball," said
Smith who completed 118 of 227 passes
for 1,735 yards last year. "It doesn't
matter who's there. Now it's on the
quarterback's shoulders to move the
ball down field rather than expect the
big play."
Not only doesn't Smith have Carter to
throw to any more, he no longer has
tailback Lawrence Ricks to hand it off
to either. Ricks was the workhorse of
the ground game last year when he
gained 1,388 yards on 266 carries. The
second highest total was 368 yards by
Kerry Smith. Smith, a senior, will fight
juniors Rick Rogers (285 yards) and
Brian Mercer (143 yards) for Ricks'
job. Sophomore Ben Logue is a
darkhorse candidate, while speedy
sophomore Thomas Wilcher tries to
recover from a knee injury.
The fullback position is another area
where a number of players are conten-
ding for the starting duties. Sophomore
Dan Rice started in nine of Michigan's
last 10 games and led all fullbacks with
152 yards, but he missed most of spring
ball because of a non-operable knee in-
jury. Senior Greg Armstrong started
the first two games of the year, while
sophomore Eddie Garrett was the star-
ter in the Northwestern contest. Fur-
thermore, senior Jerald Ingram, who
entered the 1982 campaign as the star-
ting fullback only to miss the entire
season with assorted injuries, is back.
"We're strong and deep at the run-
ning back positions," said Steve Smith.
"We'll be as good there as we've ever
been."

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1982 Big Ten
. Football
Standings_

MICHIGAN .
Ohio State ....
Iowa .........
Illinois .......
Wisconsin ....
Indiana ......
Purdue .....
Northwestern
Michigan State
Minnesota ....

Conf.
W L
8 1
7 1
6 2
6 3
5 4
4 5
3 6
2 7
2 7
1 8

Overall
W L
8 3
8 3
7 4
7 4
6 5
5 6
3 8
3 8
2 9
3 8

Sept.
Sept.
Sept.
Oct.
Oct.
Oct.
Oct.
Oct.
Nov.
Nov.
Nov.

1983 Football
Schedule
10 WASHINGTON ST.
17 Washington
24 Wisconsin
1 INDIANA
8 Michigan State
15 NORTHWESTERN
22 IOWA
29 Illinois
5 PURDUE
12 Minnesota
19 OHIO STATE

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1982 Football Statistics

Tackling

Team Statistics

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...
Fumblei/Lost.....
Peualties/Yards ...
Scoring
Total Pts/Avg...
Touchdowns.
Rushing ...
Passing .......

M
259
155
85
19
4749
845
5.6
395.8
2801
578
4.8
233.4
1948
267/138/16
7.3
14.1
162.3
49/1923/39.2
28/383/13.7
27/555/20.6
12/176/14.7
21/12
43/331

Opp.
266
103
152
11
4401
931
4.7
366.8
1344
452
3.0
112.0
3057
479/295/12
6.4
10.4
254.8
66/2535/38.4
17/49/2.9
35/580/16.6
16/152/9.5
30/16
64/655

Returns .......
PAT's/At.......
2-Pt. Conv./Att ..
Field Goals/Att ..
Third Down Conv/Att
Success Pct......

2
41/42
1/2
12/15
71/155
.458

1
22/23
1/2
10/12
80/188
.426

Passing

S. SMITH.........
HALL ...............
Carter ...............

PA
227
38
2

PC
118
20
0

Int
13
3
0

Yds
1735
213
0

TD
14
3
0

Individual
Statistics
.iRushing

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
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 ......... 267 138 16
Opponents........... 479 295 12
Receiving
No. Yds Avg.
Carter.............. 43 844 19.6
Dunaway.............35 488 13.9
BEAN ............... 19 321 16.9
RICE................14 74 5.3
Ricks ............... 9 56 6.2
ROGERS ............ 5 57 11.4
GARRETT .......... 4 24 6.0
NELSON............ 3 23 7.7
S. JOHNSON ........ 2 31 15.5
ARMSTRONG....... 2 22 11.0
KATTUS ............ 1 12 12.0
MERCER ...........1 -4 -4.0

1948 17
3057 9

TD
8
3
t
2
0
I
1
0
0
I
0
0

LP
62
42
38
11
24
39
8
11,
16
17
12
-4

BOREN ...................
Girgash ...................
Burgei ....................
Bostic .....................
Thompson .................
Carraway.............
HASSEL ..............
ROSEs................
SINCICH..............
BROOKS..................
COOPER..............
Body.................
ANDERSON..............
LoT ....... .............
MEREDITH............
GANT .................
MALLORY ................
Herrmann.................
Cohen.....................
HEWLETT ............
RODGERS ................
LYLES...............
BURGESS ................
HAMMERSTEIN ..........
Cochran ...................
Lemirande ................
RANDALL................
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
1
0

ASSTS TOTAL
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

Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
line in a game last year

Michigan's Rick Rogers dives for the goal
versus Wisconsin.

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

1948 14.1 17
3057 10.4 " 9

62
46

345/28.8
44
25
17

204/17.0
25
15
9

MICHIGAN.........578 2801 4.8 25 52
Opponents..........452 1344 3.0 15 37

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Ricks .............
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Dunaway.........
RICE .............
GARRETT.......
K. SMITH.........
ARMSTRONG.
BEAN...........
Bostic............
TEAM'...........

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8
4
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FG TP
12-15 77
56
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48
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Opponents........... 15 9 1 10-12 204

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