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The Michigan Daily
Three-and-a-half seasons have
passed since Michigan assistant head
coach and defensive coordinator Gary
Moeller was fired as Illinois' head
coach, but the memory still haunts him.
time obviously does not heal all
When asked what he still remembers
of his three years as the Fighting Illini's
head coach, during which time he had a
6-24-3 record, Moeller said, "t guess
frustration. Just the fact that I didn't
get to finish the job that I wanted to do.
There's no maior things that I'd do dif-
ferently. There are some minor things,
but nothing major. If you allow your-
self, you can second guess yourself
driving to the supermarket."
This weekend, Moeller would like to
leave Champaign with fond memories
fob a change.
It's definitely a little extra for me,"
Moeller said. "It's a team I really want
to beat. Number one, it's a big game for
theMichigan program. But there's that
little extra for me. The most important
thing is that the players win it for them-
Apparently Moeller isn't the only
member of the Michigan football
program gunning for the Illini.
The Michigan football building,
which contains the team's locker room
and meeting rooms, is overrun by
orange and blue streamers (Illinois'
school colors) on the walls and ceilings.
Also on the walls are numerous signs
which read "Illini," and dozens of
photocopied newspaper articles on
"We do that for big games," Moeller
said. "The locker room had a similar
appearance for the Michigan State
game. Dan Yarano and Jerald Ingram,
two fifth-year seniors who are injured,
did the majority of the work. It makes
the players realize it's a big game
which they already realize, but you try
to do all the little things you can."
With the emergence of Illinois and
Iowa as contenders, the Big Two has
been replaced by the Big Four. When
Michigan defensive line coach Jerry
Meter finished his playing days as a
Schembechler allowing a CBS-TV crew
to film his actions all week given that he
normally would prefer to be in a room
full of rattlesnakes than a room with
Wolverine in 1978, the Big Two was still
roaring right along.
Nonetheless, Meter said that he
prefers the current balance of the con-
ference to the days when Michigan and
Ohio State made the Big Ten title race a
"I like it as a coach because you have
the challenges every week. That makes
you a better football team. It makes for
a few more hours of work a day, but it
makes you a better team."
Defensive back Evan Cooper, who
_ - "It always bothers you because you
don't need additional distractions, but
. gan footballthe crew who has done it has been ex
cellent," Moeller said. "You don't like
the added distractions, but you like to
help them out and you get the ex-
suffered a bruised shoulder against The segment will be shown on the
Iowa last week, will play in tomorrow's NCAA Today show preceding the
game. Outside linebacker Tom Hassel, nationally televised Michigan-Illinois
who missed the Iowa game because of a game.
muscle pull in his leg, will also be able "Do you know what a minute of
to play against Illinois according to national advertising costs?" asked
Moeller. Michigan sports information director
But while Cooper is listed as a star- Bruce Madej. "Essentially, they're
ter, Hassel will back up Carlton Rose,/ paying for my job 38-fold."
his replacement of a week ago. Against
Iowa, Rose led the team in tackles with/ ite
14 and caused what might have been the S o x
pivotal play of the game by tackling
Hawkeyes' running back Owen Gill and
forcing a fumble with 1:30 left and the
score tied 13-13.'to payf
"Carlton Rose has done an outstan-
ding job considering he played a lot last CHICAGO (AP) - Pitcher Richard
year, then the first couple games this Dotson of the Chicago White Sox has
year he doesn't play much and his at- been informed by the Major League
titude has been outstanding," Moeller Players' Association that the American
said. "He could've sulked, because he League has fined him $500 for hitting
might have felt he wasn't being treated Baltimore shortstop Cal Ripken with a
fairly, but he didn't." pitch in game three of the AL Cham-
... gunning for Ilni
Unlike Rose, freshman running back
Gerald White would rather forget the
Iowa game. White, who only recently
has recovered from an assortment of
injuries and is just now getting snippets
of playing time, fumbled a kickoff last
weekend which allowed the Hawkeyes
to kick a field goal and tie the game 13-
"I felt bad about that," said Michigan
head coach Bo Schembechler. "He's
going to be a good back, mark my wor-
ds. I knew he felt bad so I went up and
said something to him."
When asked if this made White feel
better or worse, Schembechler said, "I
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White Sox spokesman Ken Valdiserri
said Dotson told him in a telephone call
that he doesn't "consider the fine of-
ficial until he sees it in writing."
AFTER ORIOLES' starter Mike
Flanagan hit White Sox outfielder Ron
Kittle in the fourth inning of the Oct. 7
game, Dotson said he made up his mind
to hit a Baltimore batter in retaliation.
"They have hit three of our batters
during this series," Dotson said after-
This is just in. The Michigan Daily's
crack staff of reporters has uncovered
the real reason why the United States
invaded Grenada. Since reporters are
not being allowed on Grenada, the
Daily was forced to parachute its repor-
ters onto the small island.
The risk proved worthwhile as they
came up with the shocking truth behind
the invasion. A Griddes guru lives in a
secluded cave in Grenada where he
spends all of his time writing poetry
and going 20-0 in Griddes. Incredible as
it may seem, this guru has not picked a
Griddes game incorrectly the last four
years. Every week he sends his picks in
under a different name.
When the C.I.A. learned of this, they
had to take action.
"When we heard about this guru we
had no choice but to take action," said
President Ronald Reagan. "If we
didn't invade, Russia would have done
so. Do you realize that if he were
picking Griddes for them every week
we'd continually have to give
them Pizza Bob's pizzas without
receiving any influx of money. Our
capitalistic system as we know it could
come crumbling down. Besides, the
Presidential election is coming up and
I'm going to have this guru pick Grid-
des for me. In Griddes, I've never
the game. "Whether it has been on
purpose or not, you must retaliate. I
had it well planned when I hit him."
Chicago Manager Tony LaRussa at-
tempted to downplay Dotson's
statements by saying that Ripken was
not hit intentionally. Dotson said the
decision was his alone, leaving AL
President Lee MacPhail with little alter-
After he hit Ripken on the leg, Dotson
pitched inside to the next batter, Eddie
Murray, touching off the second bench-
clearing incident of the game.
Baltimore won the game 11-1. Dotson
already had drawn an automatic $50
fine for being warned by home plate
umpire Nick Bremigan for the brush-
back pitch to Murray.
beaten Fritz and that astronaut,
what's his name. Damn, the memory
gets worse every day. Plus, if I start
winning Griddes, imagine the upswing
my campaign will take."
The guru is being briefed . by
Reagan's aides this week and will not
compete in Griddes. If you want to win
after seeing him dominate the last four
years, turn in your picks by midnight
tonight either. at the Daily, 420
Maynard, or the two Pizza Bob's stores
on Church St. and State St.
1. MICHIGAN at Illinois (pick score)
2. Minnesota at Michigan St.
3. Northwestern at Purdue
4. Wisconsin at Ohio St.
5. Indiana at Iowa
6. Florida St. at Arizona St.
7. Florida at Auburn
8. LSU at Mississippi
9. Penn St. at Boston College
10. North Carolina at Maryland
11. West Virginia at Miami (Fla.)
12. Syracuse at Pittsburgh
13. Tennessee at Rutgers
14. North Carolina St. at South Carolina
15. Southern California at California
16. Texas Tech at Texas
17. Washington at UCLA
18. Sam Houston St. at Howard Payne
19. Florida A&M at Alcorn St.
20. DAILY LIBELS at Illinois Out-of-lina"