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The Michigan Daily Tuesday, October 9, 1984 Page 7
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By PHIL NUSSEL
H)ome field advantage was the name
of the game this past weekend at the
Notre Dame Invitational cross country
meet in South Bend as the Irish outran
I I9other teams, including Michigan, to
win their own event. It was the first
time in 19 years that the Irish won the
competition. The Wolverines, with 166
pints, ended up in sixth place.
Chris Brewster paced the Michigan
field finishing second in the 8000 meter
run at a 24:05.3 clip. He was edged out
of first place by Southeast Missouri
State's Mike Vanatta who had a time of
24:02.7.
JOE SCHMIDT was next in line for
Michigan in 28th place. He was followed
by Dave Meyer (31st), Bob Vandenberg!
.(46th), and Jim Schmidt (59th).
Jim Schmidt, Joe's older brother, ran
in the meet despite a bout with strep
throat. The team was also hobbled by
the sickness of two other top runners -
Bill Brady and Dennis Keane. The two
were consistently among the team's top
five runners last season. Neither run-
ner competed in the Notre Dame meet.
Schroeder scurries to first
Junior Sue Schroeder once again led
the Michigan women's cross country
team this past weekend by taking first
place in the Purdue Invitational in West
Lafayette. The team finished in second
place with 42 points, seven behind
Illinois.
The Wolverines were well ahead of
Big Ten rivals Northwestern, Purdue,
and Iowa.
Schroeder won the event running at a
117:04.5 clip. Cathy Schmidt crossed the
finish line over a minute later to
register an eighth place finish for
Michigan. Judy Yuhn, Melissa Thom-
pson, and Bonnie McDonald were right
behind in the 10th, ,11th, and 12th
positions respectively. Kelli Burt roun-
ded out the top seven placing 17th.
The team will be idle this weekend,
but will have a tough week of practice
anyway, according to coach Sue Parks.
The Wolverines are preparing for the
Big Ten meet October 27 in West
Lafayette.
--PHIL NUSSEL

WEEKENDh' WRtAr-UP
2nd; Harriers

Stickers get stuck
It may have rained in Ann Arbor last
weekend, but the drought continued for
the Michigan team field hockey team,
which spent three unsuccessful days in
Columbus.
On Friday, the Stickers lost 1-0 to
Ohio State on a goal that came with four
seconds left in the match. Assistant
coach Andrea Wickham said there was
a "muddle in front of the goal" and
nothing could be done about the lucky
shot.

Saturday saw the team play North-
western, the number three team in the
country. The Stickers played well,
Wickham said, but were overwhelmed
by Northwestern's talent. The final
score was 5-0, Northwestern.
Following their loss to Northwestern,
the women were ready for their Sunday
game with Davis and Elkins, a tough
team that was ranked in the top twenty
earlier this year. Senior Lisa Schofield
scored the lone Michigan goal in a hard-
fought contest which went to a double
overtime before ending in a 1-1 tie.

Wolverines hook first

hoop recri
By JOE EWING
Basketball season may be more than
a month away, but the Michigan squad
is already starting to plan for next year
as it got its first verbal recruiting
commitment over the weekend..
Kalamazoo Christian standout J.P.
Oosterbaan announced on Saturday
that he plans to attend Michigan next
year. Now all Michigan head coach Bill
Frieder needs is to get the 6-10, 230
pound senior to sign an official letter of
intent on November 14. But that won't
be much of a problem.

Lit

for '85

"I'VE GOT a verbal commitment
right now," said Oosterbaan yesterday.
"But I am going to sign with
Michigan."
Oosterbaan had been leaning toward
Michigan all along, and after recently
visiting Purdue and Iowa, he made his
decision to come to Ann Arbor.
"I decided as soon as I saw the other
schools that I wanted to go to
Michigan," said Oosterbaan, who
averaged 17 points and 12 rebounds per,
game last year while leading
Kalamazoo Christian to the Class C
state finals. "I felt very comfortable
with Bill Frieder and the rest of the
coaching staff. I liked the way they
brought their big men along the last
couple of years."
HE ALSO thought that he would get
his best shot at playing if he became a
Wolverine. "I'll get a good opportunity
at Michigan," said the center/forward.
"The year I start there all the front line
will be seniors, so I'll have a good chan-
ce the next year."
Oosterbaan's father, John, played
basketball at Michigan in 1962 and 1963,
but the younger Oosterbaan claimed
that that fact didn't influence his
choice.
"It wasn't really a factor," he said.
"He told me what it was like, but he
didn't tell me to go there. It was totally
my decision."

ig in 6th
The team travels to Mt. Pleasant for
a game with Central MichigansWed-
nesday before heading for Evanston to
play Northwestern and Purdue over the
weekend.
-JON HARTMANN!
Linksters hole out
Neither rain nor shine could help the
women's golf team this weekend as the
ladies finished last in the Lady Nor-
thern Invitational at Indiana Univer-
sity.
The team had only finished two roun-
ds when rain washed out Sunday's final
round after only 8 holes had been
played.
BY THAT TIME, however, the
Wolverines had fallen to last in the 17
team field. The hosting Hoosiers won
the tournament6with a score of 612.
Michigan shot a 692.
"We shot some of our highest scores
of the year," said head coach Sue
LeClair. "Our main problem was with
the greens. They were a little rough and
quite grainy, and we just had trouble
reading them.'
Leading the way for the Wolverines
was the team's only senior, Sandy
Barron, who shot a second-round 79 for
a two round total of 169. Following her
were Bridget Syron with a 174, Valerie
Madill at 175, and Missy Bauer at 177.
Looking ahead to next week's Lady
Kat Invitational in Lexington, KY,
LeClair is hoping for improvement but
is realistically skeptical about the
team's ability.
"Next week we'll be hoping to lower
our scores and finish somewhere
around the middle," she said. "We
know when we go out there that we're
not going to win, but what we would like
to do is lower our team average of 81. If
we could lower that to 80, I'd be happy."
-BRAD MORGAN

Quick on the, Draw
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Stop relying on the past, Bo..
*findan offense fast
I t's time to see what kind of a coach Bo Schembechler is.
In previous years, he pretty much had the talent to run the other Big Ten
opponents off the field with his ball control offense and big play defense. This ;
season, the defense has been doing all right but the offense is terrible. Sub-
tract from that Jim Harbaugh, the only experienced quarterback, and you
have the potential for disaster.
Something has got to be done about this offense immediately.
Schembechler's teams have a history of playing some innovative defenses
that confused the opposition and created many costly fumbles and intercep-
tions.
But the Michigan offense has always been as predictable as the Cubs win-
ning the National League flag. Wait, make that the Padres. The Wolverines
usually have the Steve Smith-type quarterback who runs the option well and
has a 1,000-yard backfield mate and three All-American offensive linemen
paving his way.
The 1984 Wolverines have none of the above.
Rick Rogers is a proven tailback, but due to the academic problems he had
last spring and the knee injury suffered against Washington, he hasn't seen a
whole lot of playing time. But no other Michigan tailback has either. It's true
that injuries to Rogers and Gerald White have scrambled the picture, but one
of those two should be in there the majority of the time from now on to create
some consistency in the running game.
The biggest problem this year, though, seemh to have been that Schem-
bechler doesn't know how to utilize a quarterback like Harbaugh, who's not a
good option-man and hasn't had a lot of experience with the passing attack.
Do like the Huskies did
A perfect example of how to set up an offense around a new quarterback
was displayed by coach Don James and his Washington Huskies during their
visit to Ann Arbor.
Hugh Millen was starting the second game of his Husky career, a career
that started a week earlier with an unproductive day against Northwestern.
So James' game plan against the Wolverines was to have Millen pitch
nothing but dink passes over the middle and in the flat to running backs and
tight ends. As the national television audience saw, that plan worked to per-
fection.
Another key to Washington's victory that day was the 73-yard touchdown
that Millen flung to Mark Pattison. A lucky break on a play like that and the
game is history.
How many times did you see Harbaugh chuck one deep this year? Once or
twice. What happened, did Triando Markray lose his gamebreaking ability
during the off-season? Markray should be sent on a fly pattern at teast once
or twice a game.
And whoever steps behind center this Saturday, be it Russ Rein or Chris
Zurbrugg, will have more success if he is treated to a varied offensive plan
that features a lot of short passes.
You can play successful ball control by passing 50% of the time just as well
as by running on every play. The screen passes and short flares to running
backs have been sorely missing from the Michigan offensive repertoire this
season.
Rogers was very successful last year catching the ball out toward the
sidelines. White and Jamie Morris have been thrown to a lot over the middle, so
why not toss a screen out to one of those two and let them sprint downfield for
several yards?
Without a dominating offensive line, Schembechler needs to try different
things to move the ball without putting too much pressure on the new QB's.
And the short Husky-ish passing game, mixed up with the usual runs should
do the job much better.
As for the offensive line, there's not much Schembechler can do about that.
Unless there's some freshman that can do better, it's up to the starting five
to bear down and try to open up some bigger holes.
Three of the starters - Clay Miller, Doug James and Art Balourdos
know what it's like to play on a successful offensive line because they were
there last year. There's no reason that group can't be just as good and they
all know it. It's just a matter of execution.
No matter how bad the team has looked so far, there is no question that the
season can be saved. The Wolverines are still tied with Ohio State and Iowa
and the Rose Bowl rep from the Big Ten will probably have two losses.
But a new offense has to be built around the new qdarterback. Schem-
bechler has to change his methods. What's worked for 15 years isn't working
now.

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Frieder
... verbal victory

Padres

ares
shuffle
forSeries

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Ron Roenicke,
who spent most of this season in the
minor leagues, has been placed on the
San Diego Padres' World Series roster
to fill the spot of injured centerfielder
Kevin McReynolds, the team said
yesterday.
McReynolds, who hit .278 with 20
homers an 75 RBI this season, frac-
tured his wrist Saturday night sliding
into second base in the fourth game of
the Padres' National League cham-
pionship series against Chicago.
ROENICKE, AN outfielder, spent
most of the year with the Padres' Triple
A affiliate, Las Vegas. He hit .310, with
eight homers and 45 RBI, before joining
the major league team in September.

The unexpected loss of McReynolds
leaves San Diego Manager Dick
Williams with a perplexing problem:
What to do about a designated hitter
during the World Series.
McReynolds absence and Luis
Salazar's sore ankle forces Williams to
start Bobby Brown in the outfield.
Brown, a switchhitter who batted .251,
would have been an attractive can-
didate as a DH.
His best choices appear to be either
Kurt Bevacqua, a .200 hitter, Champ
Summers .185 or Tim Flannery .273,
and Williams said yesterday he was not
yet prepared to make a decision.

IM Scores
Sunday's Playoff Results
Fraternity 'A'
Psi Upsilon 6, Theta Chi 'A' 3
Chi Psi 'A' 10, Phi Delta Theta 5
Psi Upsilon 4, Chi Psi 'A' 2
Fraternity 'B'
Alpha Delta Phi'A' 6, Sigma Phi Epsilon'A' 5
Alpha Delta Phi 13, Alpha Epsilon Pi 2
Alpha Epsilon Pi 16, Zeta Psi 13
Sigma Nu'-12, Alpha Tau Omega 8
Sigma Alpha Epsilon by forfeit over Beta Theta Pi
independent 'A'
IM Awestme 7, Patterson Dental4'
Ballwangers 11, Beaver Cleavers 2
Independent'B'
The Sequoias 4 Guam Bombers 3
Super Upers 19, Hobgoblins 2
Independent'C'
Schweet 9, Navy 6
Hum mers 7, Piranhas I
Hummers 18, Schweet 2

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-,It is almost too incredible to believe.
ou ask, "What is too incredible to
believe? That Michigan lost to the lowly
Spartans? That the Cubs blew a two-
Same lead in the playoffs? That Ronald
Reagan says he will never cut social
security programs?" No, those things
happen occasionally.
What is amazing is that Al Rossi has
uwon his third Griddes of the season, and
has won for the second week in a row.
Now'"is the time, therefore, for you to
dethrone Al. Just get your picks to the
Daily, 420 Maynard, by Friday night.
Believe it or not, you could win, too.
L Northwestern at MICHIGAN (pick score)
2. Illinois at Ohio State

3. Iowa at Purdue
4. Indiana at Michigan St.
5. Minnesota at Wisconsin
6. Oklahoma at Texas
7. Washington at Stanford
8. Temple at Boston College
9. SMU at Baylor
10. Penn St. at Alabama
11. Georgia Tech at Virginia

12. Missouri at Nebraska
13. Vanderbilt at Louisiana St.
14. Air Force at Notre Dame
15. Washington St. at UCLA
16. Auburn at Florida St.
17. Mississippi at Georgia
18. Kansas at Oklahoma St.
19. Padres at Tigers (game 4)
20. Chicago Cuds at Daily Libels

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