Page 10 --The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, September 11, 1984
'M' COACH PLEASED WITH OPENER, BUT.. .
Bo shies away from high ranking
By PAUL HELGREN
Now that Michigan has defeated the top team in the
country, the Wolverines are ready to claim the lead
position in the polls themselves. Right?
Don't point that we're-number-one finger at me, Bo
Schembechlertold the media at his weekly press lun-
"WE BEAT the number one team," Schembechler
said, referring to Michigan's 22-14 win over Miami
Saturday. "But that doesn't make us number one ...
It doesn't mean 'this is the year' or anything like
Schembechler's apprehension over a lofty rating is
understandable. Teams that reach the number-one
position in college football's weekly polls rarely stay
there, especially in the early stages of the season.
Schembechler knows that from experience. That's
why he would rather let someone else shoulder that
But make no mistake. The 16-year-coach was quite
pleased with his team's performance.
"IF YOU really want to know the truth, it was a
pretty good opening game," said Schembechler.
All the Wolverines did was muffle the hottest quar-
terback in the land, Bernie Kosar, and in the process
stop Miami's 13-game winning streak. The defense
picked up six interceptions and five sacks' and new
starting fullback Bob Perryman scored three touch-
Pretty good, indeed.
SCHEMBECHLER was especially pleased with the
debut performances of certain key players. Most
visible was the backfield - junior quarterback Jim
Harbaugh, tailback Gerald White and fullback
Perryman. But surprisingly, the biggest impact may
have come from a sophomore from Great Bend, Kan-
sas - punter Monte Robbins.
Robbins nailed seven punts for a 43.4 average, in-
cluding one boot of 56 yards. More importantly, he
nailed down a spot as Michigan's punter, a position
that has been a thorn in Bo's side in past years.
"Monte's first performance as Michigan's punter
was outstanding," said Schembechler of Robbins,
who was named the team's Kick Team Champion for
his efforts. "Monte handled the pressure and stepped
in to fill a void in a very critical part of our game."
BLUE BANTER: Michigan suffered no injuries in
Saturday's game . . . Fullback Eddie Garrett, who
missed the Miami game with a bad knee, is "very
doubtful" to play in this week's game against
Washington, according to Schembechler... Gerald
White should be back at the tailback spot, too. "I'm
satisfied with White, yes," said Schembechler. When
asked about the status of last year's starting
tailback, Rick Rogers, Bo said, "We'll line up Rogers
in scrimmage this week and see what happens"
Michigan's defense has not given up a touchdown on
the ground for nine quarters, going back to the third
quarter of last November's Ohio State game.
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A H, WHAT a glorious day. A perfect football Saturday with sunny skies
and a warm breeze. Once again, opening day at Michigan Stadium was
filled to capacity and beyond with the usual slightly inebriated students, the
faculty members and the perennial alumni, filled to the hilt from the many
tailgate festivities. All were anxiously awaiting the debut of the 1984
Wolverines against the nation's highly-touted number-one Miami
I, too, was there like most students, suffering from Friday night's
celebration. But unlike those poor hungover souls burning in the sun, I was
basking in my first view from Michigan's press box.
Surprisingly, from my 40-yard line seat in the box, directly above a block
of my sorority sisters, not a nook nor a cranny was blocked from my vision.
The whole Daily football beat was excited to finally really "SEE" a whole
But half the fun of this amazing panorama was in the pre-game itself,
when there was time to enjoy the details.
As the 105,403 of you streamed into the bleachers, the conversation in parts
of the massive press box centered around how long before the ever-popular
"Wave" started. Surprisingly, it wasn't until 12:45 p.m. when a dozen or so
students on the 30-yard line finally got the thing going :- and it was quite a
sight to behold. It was a masterpiece indeed, looping the stadium several
times before the alumni fizzled out. Unlike boxy Tiger Stadium and the like,
the oval confines that house the Maize and Blue battles are a perfect haven
for Wave execution.
As the band took the field, the' fans really got into the true spirit of
Michigan football. The bodies blurred into a gigantic mass after a while, but
when the band played the fight song, those bodies became a sea of raised
right arms when every "hail" was sung. For that first "Hail to The Victors"
of the season, not a fan was left sitting. A fine performance by all - Bravo!
In many ways, it was very obvious that it was the season premiere. The
usually frustrated "adults" who so naively bought scalped student tickets,
were lessons in the art of futility as they fought for the numbered seat of
their ticket. These people should know by now that they're lucky if they
even get in their section, let alone their very own seat. And those silly few
that stroll in after kickoff. . . well hang it up! But don't worry, they'll soon
learn that there are certain sections of the stadium owned and operated by
students - no questions asked!
It is quite easy to tell which sections are students and which are alumni
(at least from my vantage point). It is a subtle, yet noticeable change.
Alumni sections are pale. Their clothes are pastel, the students' bright.
Their hair is graying, the students' blend into a young shade of dark brown.
And above all, the alumni obviously have spent the entire summer indoors.
All this flew by me in a matter of moments. Before I knew it the "Go Blue"
banner was aised and the brand new, untested 105th version of the Michigan
Wolverines came streaming out of the tunnel for the 57th time.
During Miami's first possession, my heart was in my throat. The
Hurriances seemed to be toying with Michigan, having no problem moving
the ball. That is until sophomore Doug Mallory turned the tables with a
much-needed interception. In the midst of the rather boring press box, I
couldn't help but get caught up in the emotion of the moment and I cheered
(not all that loud) along with the fans. A few moments later, it was announ-
ced that according to a conference rule, there was to be no cheering in the
It was hard, but I did keep a reign on my emotions as I silently rooted the
Wolverines to victory. After all, I wasn't doing the cover, just a sidebar.
Even though the seats are great, and you can see plays unfold like never
before seen in the stands, I found that I missed being down in the sweltering
crowds of students where there are no laws against cheering, or waving, or
drinking. Believe it or not!!!!
Daily Photo by CAROL L. FRANCAVILLA
Sophomore punter Monte Robbins drops the ball for one of his seven punts
Saturday against Miami. In his first game seeing action as a Wolverine,
Robbins averaged 43.4 yards per punt.
Michigan Football Statistics
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Total First Downs.
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.
Avg. Per Attempt
Avg. Per Comp..
Avg. Per Game..
Punt Rt/Yds/Avg. .
KO Ret/Yds/Avg. .
2 Pt. Conv/Att ...
Third Down Conv/Att
3 4 Tot/Avg
6 10 22/22.0
PA PC Int
Harbaugh ........... 21 11 2
Score by Quarters
MICHIGAN ...................6 0
......-.-.0 0 7 7 14/14.0
White ............. 27 89
Perryman ......... 17 79
Harbaugh.......... 8 -7
Logue ............. 2 -6
MICHIGAN ......... 21 11 2 .523 163
Opponents............38 16 6 .421 228
No Yds Avg TD LP
Bean....... ........ 4 81 20.2 0 454
Nesm .............. 3 44 14.7 0 16
White .............. 3 22 7.3 0 10
S. Johnson ........... 1 16 16.0 0 16
MICHIGAN ......... 11 163 14.8 0 45
Opponents............16 228 14.2 2 44
TDr TDp TDo PAK TP
Bergeron ............ 1/2 4
Perryman ........... 3 1
MICHIGAN.......... 3 0 0 1/2 22
Opponents........... 0 2 0 2/2 14
Robbins ..7 304 43.4 55
179 2.9 3
167 5.2 0
0-29 30-39 40-49 50 +
MICHIGAN ......... 1-1
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