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Page 8- The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 4, 1984
Bean sprouts to stardom

Imagine being an All-State high
school basketball player, averaging 23
points a game in your senior year.
Imagine that you are at the same time,
an All-State receiver, as a senior, cat-
ching 23passes for 460 yards and eight
Now it's time to decide how to use all
these athletic gifts in college. It would
seem that the roundball would be the
...eludes A.C.'s shadow
easy way out, but if you are inclined to
the gridiron, being a receiver, it may be
rather futile to select a long-time run-
ning school like Michigan.
PUT THIS ALL together and you
have Wolverine split end Vince Bean.
To top all of this, when Bean was;
recruited from Southfield High School,
a slender dynamo by the name of An-
thony Carter was a freshman and
already assaulting the Michigan record
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But rather than deter Bean by having
to play. in a giant shadow, Carter's
presence on the squad helped him make
his decision. After all, the typical
Michigan offense is not exactly a pass
receiver's dream. Carter's presence
forced Bo Schembechler to think pass.
"ANTHONY WAS here and they (the
coaches) said they were going to pass
more," said Bean. "I knew I could
make a name for myself if I applied
Redshirted as a freshman, Bean
came on to start as a sophomore at
flanker opposite the great A.C. During
the 1981 and 1982 seasons, Bean grab-
bed 35 passes for 657 yards as Carter
completed his brilliant Wolverine
Last year, with Carter graduated to
the USFL, Bean nabbed 29 receptions
for 412 yards for 13.2 yards a catch. He
also scored three touchdowns as op-
posed to only two touchdown catches in
his first two years.
MICHIGAN HEAD coach Bo Schem-
bechler has watched Bean develop into
a quality receiver.
"Bean was an athlete and that's
about all," Schembechler said at a
press luncheon after the Miami game.
"He can long jump and play basketball,
but we're just breaking him into foot-
Bean, also a standout long jumper on
Michigan's track team, appears to be
getting this football stuff down pat. He
is fourth on the all-time Wolverine list
with 77 receptions. Carter holds that
record with 161 catches. So far this
season, Bean has 13 grabs averaging 15
yards per catch.

EVEN THOUGH he leads the team in
receptions this year, Bean has been
having trouble hanging onto the ball.
He admits he's in a bit of a slump.
"I could be playing a lot better," he
said. "I'm doing O.K. but I'm dropping
too many balls. I'm obsessed with cat-
ching everything that comes my way."
Part of his problem may be the
change of quarterbacks. For the past
three seasons, the 6-3, 190-pound split
end had been on the far side of Steve
Smith passes. New helmsman, Jim
Harbaugh, completed just two of five
passes in 1983.
"I'M HAVING a hard time adjusting
to Harbaugh from Smith," Bean said.
"It seems to be that I'm having trouble
reading where the ball is."
Bean did say that Harbaugh has a
much lighter touch on his throws, which
he sees as an advantage because it
gives the receivers more time to catch
the ball.
Bean believes that the timing bet-
ween the two is coming together. "It's
just a matter of time," he said.
NOW THAT CARTER is out of the
picture, Bean has had time to evolve in-
to one of the best receivers Schem-
bechler has ever had. A steady target,
the fifth-year senior is also a leader on
offense. "I really like that," Bean said
of his new leadership role. "I try to do
the best I can to get open - I want them
to throw the ball to me."
As the timing between Harbaugh and
Bean matures, Bean could have a
chance to overtake Jim Mandich's third
spot in the Michigan record books -119
catches between 1967-1969.


The ultimate frisbee club's Geir Kvaran makes a diving catch during a recent practice. Michigan has gone 2-2 in its last
four scrimmages.
The Ultim ate experience,


Frisbee clubs fling for fun


The Tigers are in the playoffs. Big
Deal. Don't let Motown's Bengal ex-
citement distract you from making
your Gridde picky.
Drop them off at 420 Maynard (home
of the Daily) by midnight Friday.

(A luncheon series)
Director, Student Advocacy Center
At GUILD HOUSE, 802 Monroe
(Homemade soup and sandwich for $1.00)
Program is sponsored by Guild House Campus Ministry and funded in part
by Mich. Comm.-United Ministries in higher education.

1. Michigan St. at MICHIGAN (pick
2. Ohio St. at Purdue
3. Wisconsin at Illinois
4. Iowa at Northwestern
5. Indiana at Minnesota.
6. Texas at Rice
7. Oklahoma St. at Nebraska
8. Maryland at Penn St.
9. Washington at Oregon St.
10. Brigham Young at Colorado St.
11. Florida St. at Memphis St. ,
12. Georgia at Alabama
13. No. Carolina at Clemson
14. USC at Washington St.
15. Miami, Fla. at Notre Dame
16. Stanford at UCLA
17. No. Carolina St. at Georgia Tech
18. Auburn at Mississippi
19. Dartmouth at Holy Cross
20. East Lansing Farm Boys at Daily

"It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's, it's,
it's . . . a frisbee!" And you can see it
flying everyday while the men's and
women's frisbee teams practice at Mit-
chell field.
The teams are off to a fresh start this
year with a brand new crop of athletes.
Most of the former frisbee throwers
have graduated, which leaves both the
men's and women's teams searching
for new recruits. "We're welcoming
anyone who wants to come and join us,"
said the men's captain Ed Charrier,
who is excited for this season.
THE ACTUAL GAME that is played,
ultimate frisbee, is very simple. Two
seven-man teams work their way down
the field to the endzones by flinging the
frisbee to their teammates. When the
frisbee touches the ground the defen-
sive team takes control.
Unlike all other sports, ultimate
frisbee has no officials. The players get,
close by playing and calling the game
together. Over and over the
camaraderie of ultimate frisbee
becomes the topic of conversation with
the players. "There's a real aura about
the game," said Charrier. "There's just
no other sport like it."
Laura Orlando, a member of the
women's team, raved about the game.
"It's an integral part of my life," she
said, "and I plan to structure my life

around the sport so I can continue
playing even after I graduate." Orlan-
do plans to live her post-college life in
ultimate territory - the East or the
THE CAPTAIN OF the women's
team, Kathy Lenk, also stressed the
closeness and camaraderie of her
team. "It's like a family," she said,
"something everyone should experien-
The ultimate season is in the fall and
is played on a national scale. There are,
The Club
five regions in the United States and six
or seven sections in each region.
Michigan's region is comprised of
teams from Ohio to Kansas and west-
ward to Minnesota.
The top two tears in each sectional
go to Kentucky this year for the
regional tournament. Competing with
all Michigan teams in their sectional,
the Wolverines "hope to make it to the
regionals," said captain Charrier, who
also admitted that this is a rebuilding
year for his team. The sectional tour-

nament will be held in Southfield on Oc-
tober 20.
THIS PAST Sunday the men's frisbee
team scrimmaged with the frisbee
clubs from Hope College, Michigan
State, Kalamazoo College and a team
from Southfield named the Suburban:
Ultimate team. The quick-wristed
Wolverines managed to beat
Kalamazoo and Hope but lost to
Michigan State and the Suburbanites,
in what was a low keyed day of com-
The Wolverines strategy has always
been directed towards short, accurate
throws, simply because the team's
members have never been very tall
"We run fast and do a lot of diving,"
said Charrier:
One team member, Ken Frank,
however, loves to run long and have the
frisbee floating out in front of him.. "I
get loose long about twice a game, it's
fun to bust loose," he said, "Let's just
say it's the ultimate way of life .
everyone's really into it."
Obviously, ultimate frisbee is being
enjoyed by all those who participate.
"It's a new sport and it's easy to get
good," said frisbee flinger Geir
Kvaren, "and the general spirit of the
game is great." So take a walk by Mit-
chell field between 5:00 and 7:00
someday, and keep your eyes open ; . .
You just might be able to see a frisbee
flung higher than the tallest building, or
faster than a speeding bullet... You too
can do the ultimate thing.


7re R lue
BHv Douglus B. l ev.,


Perles is praying hard . .
... but MSU shot to hell
E VERY NIGHT before climbing into bed, George Perles kneels down
and prays: "Dear God, please let us beat Michigan. Oh, if only
somehow we could even kill Michigan. Please God, we've just got to KILL
Michigan. Thank you, God. Amen."
Having dealt with his innermost emotions in such a manner, Perles un-
doubtedly crawls into bed and tries his hardest to get a good night's sleep.
George Perles is the second-year head coach of the Michigan State Spar-
tans and his team is currently in last place in the Big Ten football standings.
Perles is noteworthy for two reasons. One, 4is team comes to Ann Arbor
this Saturday to square off against the Wolverines. And two, Perles hates
Michigan more than any man alive - with the possible exceptions of Woody
Hayes, still alive and kicking in Columbus and Duffy Daugherty, MSU's
legendary coach of the past.
That's right, Perles hates Michigan, he downright loathes everything
associated with Wolverine football. If Perles could have just one wish, it
would be to dismantle Michigan this Saturday.
George Perles is Michigan State and Michigan State is George Perles.
Humiliate one and you humiliafe the other.
Last year was Perles' first year as a
head coach anywhere above the high
school level. He made a dramatic return to
his alma mater, vowing to end the years of
devastation that had come to roost on the
Spartan football program.
The problem, was, and is, that Perles is
an exceptionally cocky iran. As an
assistant coach and defensive coordinator
for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Perles con-
tributed mightily to four Super Bowl'
After the '82 season Perles left the
Steelers to become head coach of the
Philadelphia Stars of the USFL, but he
escaped from that contract when Michigan
State offered the job he had always year-
ned for. Perles
So big George signed on with MSU, did a little recruiting, and promptly
announced, "We beat the pants off Michigan in recruiting." He was alluding
to Michigan's high school seniors who chose East Lansing over Ann Arbor,
In all fairness to big George, his MSU team that faced the Wolverines last
year was depleted by injuries. Michigan beat the pants off the Spartans, 42-0
last year, humiliating MSU and effectively ending their season.
This season Perles' Spartans are 1-3 and his overall two year record at
State is 5-9-1. The cocky coach now realizes that the Big Ten is not a con-
ference that can be taken by storm. He also realizes that he is the head man
of a football program that is merely adequate. And as the years go by, big
George will come to realize that Bo Schembechler blows him away as a head






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