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1983 Big Ten stats

'M' foes have their
off-season problems

*KEITH BYARS, OSU ...... 1Yds
*RICK ROGERS. MICH ....,1,002
Mel Gray, Purdue..........849
*THOMAS ROOKS, Ill ...... 842
*OWEN GILL, Iowa..........798
*CHUCK LONG, Iowa. 265/157
*JACK TRUDEAU, Ill.. 324/203
Randy Wright, Wisc .... 323/173
STEVE BRADLEY, Ind 355/182
Scott Campbell, Pur .... 305/183



*Tim Brewster, Ill...........59
*Dave Moritz, Iowa ........... 50
Duanne Gunn, Ind ............ 50
*TOM NICHOL, Iowa ..... 44/47
*CHRIS WHITE, Ill....... 39/40
Kevin Rohde, Wis.........45/48



FG/Att Pts
14/21 86
-13/22 78
15/17 76
6/9 63
3/7 62



*Rowland Tatum, OSU.......S75o
JIM BOBBITT. NU ........... 69
CAPS indicate returning player.
*includes bowl game.

Ass Total
81 156
57 138
63 130
55 124
62 118

Ricky Edwards, NU............83
*DAVID WILLIAMS, Il.........59

Yds TD
570 0
870 6

If you want to learn more about some
of Michigan's 1984 opponents, you
might be better off reading the scandal
sheets than the stat sheets.
Three foes-Illinois, Purdue and
Miami-all faced crises of some sort in
the off-season. While the Boilermakers'
problems were focused on the actions of
a few individuals, Miami and Illinois
were confronted with situations that af-
fected their institutions. Briefly, here is
what happened:
" ILLINOIS: The problems of the
Illini have been widely documented.
Besides the NCAA crackdown on Mike
White and company's recruiting
violations, pre-season All-American
safety Craig Swoope was arrested on
charges of distributing cocaine. And
White thought a 45-9 Rose Bowl loss was
* PURDUE: Five Purdue football
players, including two who figured
prominently in this year's picture, were
arrested for alledgedly stealing credit
cards from teammates. They were
given probation; head coach Leon Bur-
tnett gave them their walking papers.
" MIAMI: Apparently Howard
Schnellenberger left more than a win-
ning program when he escaped to the
haven of the USFL. He left players who
weren't graduating. A story in the
Miami Herald showed that the
graduation rate of entering freshmen
dropped 50 percent during the three
years prior to Schnellenberger, to about

25 percent during his five-year reign as
head coach.
Illinois' plight is by far the most
serious. Penalties for a myriad of
NCAA recruiting violations include a
reduction of scholarships for two years
from 30 to 20; no bowl appearances for
two years; a limit on White's personal
recruiting trips.
Swoope, who was an All-Big Ten
selection last year and is featured on
the front of the players' section of
Illinois' media guide, could receive up
to a year in prison if found guilty of
distributing cocaine. At press time, the
case was still pending.
PURDUE, SORELY in need of talent,.
will have to do without the services of
tailback Lloyd Hawthorne and defen-
sive tackle Derrick Hoskins, both in-
volved in the theft of credit cards.
Hawthorne rushed for 490 yards last
year and was the heir-apparent to Mel
Gray. Hoskins was the Boilermakers'
fourth-leading tackler as a freshman
last fall. All five of the players involved
in the scandal are free to transfer and
will probably do so, according to Pur-
due assistant sports information direc-
tor Bob Goldring.
New Miami coach Jimmy Johnson
said he is very concerned with the
decline of the graduation rate at his
new school and is taking steps to rectify
the situation. Johnson faced a similar
problem when he took the reigns at
Oklahoma State five yearsnago and
made significant improvements.


Let us introduce ourselves.

We're Ulrich's Bookstore, the bookstore
that you will get to know and love.
Located in the heart of central campus at
549 East University (corner of East
University and South University. Ulrich's
has been serving the community since
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increasing needs. We have a complete
line of products in all of our departments
with friendly knowledgeable people ready
to serve you.
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In our Book Department you will find all
of your course texts. We buy from lists
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This way we guarantee that you are get-
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you. To make book buying a breeze you
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and hand you your books.
In our General Supplies Department we
stock more binders,
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pens, paperclips,
folders, lamps and
miscellaneous items
then you can ever
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You can't miss our
"M" section. We have
just about everything ;
imaginable for the
Michigan fan: shirts to
shorts, pens to pen-
nants, music boxes to
mugs, banners to
backpacks and more. Our clothing items
fit infants sizes to adults.


The Harbaugh era begins. The junior quarterback, shown here in action last
season, got rave reviews following the spring practice session. He has three

years of eligibility remaining. Offensive linemen of tI
and Jerry Quaerna listen to his signals.

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New rules leave Big
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Ha rhaugh leads 'M' into ne

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In the Art & Engineering Department we
carry a complete line of supplies for the
amatuer and professional painter, archi-
tect, sculptor, graphic designer or wher-
ever your creative talents might fall.
Up on our second floor is the Print and
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print reproductions. To put the finishing
touches on your work we stock wood and
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all new
Our Electronics Showroom is located
across the street at 1110 S. University
where we stock calculators and com-
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struments, Epson and Sharp. Our
knowledgeable sales staff can help you
choose the right one for your needs.
With all these
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Just in case anyone has become too
comfortable in their knowledge of
college football, the NCAA Rules Com-
mittee tossed a few new twists into the
game that have coaches and fans
shaking their heads in bewilderment.
Thirty-nine changes were made for
the 1984 season, but two in particular
have created some controversy.
THE FIRST is designed to promote
kickoff returns, a problem tackled by
the NFL ten years ago. However, in-
stead of changing the spot of the kickoff
from the 40 to the 35-yard line like the
pros did, the NCAA chose to bring balls
kicked through the endzone out to the
30-yard line as opposed to the 20 in
previous years.
Michigan coach Bo Schembechler
couldn't understand the inspiration
behind the rule. "They should have just
put the ball on the 35," he said. "But
they didn't want to copy the pros."
"That's silly," agreed Hayden Fry of
Iowa. "Why don't just do like the pros
and put the kicking game back into the
FRY DID, however, offer a
suggestion as to how he might avoid the
"We might just kick the ball out of
bounds and take the five-yard penalty,"
said Fry, "then just kick it off from the
The other big change involves pass
interference calls. Before, the offensive
team received the ball at the point of
the foul. But now an interference
penalty will result in a 15-yard walkoff

from the line of scrimmage.
THAT IS, unless the infraction takes
place in the end-zone. In such cases, the
ball will be marked at the two-yard line.
The previous rule was that the ball went
into play at the one.
"I don't really like the new rule,"
commented Fry. "A lot of coaches will
teach their guys to tackle the receiver if
he gets beat. There will be a penalty,
but you eliminate a 70- or 80-yard
Schembechler also pointed out an
implication of the new rule that could
give the officials some problems.
"If there is contact near the goal
line," he said, "the ref has to decide
whether it took place in the endzone or
not. If it took place in the endzone, you
get it at the two. But if it took place at
the one-yard line, it's a 15-yard

The 1984 season stands in the midst of a new era in
Big Ten football. Gone, long gone, are the days of the
Big Two and Little Eight, the days when maize and
blue or scarlet and gray were the only colors
representing the conference in the Rose Bowl.
This year five teams appear to have a legitimate
chance to capture the Big Ten title and those coveted
roses. No one team has a distinct advantage. That
means the Wolverines must fight for every inch of the
field in every single game to come out on top.
LIKE THE BIG TEN, Michigan too is entering a
new era - the era of new quarterback Jim Har-
baugh. Three-year starter Steve Smith is gone so
head coach Bo Schembechler is forced to break in his
In leading the squad into the dogfight the
rejuvinated Big Ten conference is sure to be, Har-
baugh brings with him very little experience. He saw
action in-just three games as a sophomore back-up in
1983 and none in 1982. He attempted just five passes,
completing two for 26 yards, but he does have the
necessary potential to put the Wolverines on top.
"We have a big lack of experience, and there is no
substitute for experience," said Michigan quarter-
back coach Jerry Hanlon. "But I'm not concerned
about the physical aspect of the position." This is un-
derstandable considering Harbaugh's size. At 6-3, 202
pounds, the 21-year-old has the height to read defen-
ses and spot his open receivers.
SCHEMBECHLER seems to have nothing but con-
fidence in the Palo Alto, Calif. native's ability to ad-
just to the pressure of a starting job in the tough con-
"Harbaugh has matured as a quarterback," he
said. "Just by being here for two years and seeing
how things work."
Schembechler clearly is not overly concerned
about the rookie starter, especially after the spring
football scrimmage held in April.
"I WAS VERY satisfied with my performance in
the spring," said Harbaugh. "And very satisfied with
the offense. We moved the ball against the defense,"

which is really good this year."
Schembechler concurred. "We moved the ball bet-
ter than we expected to."
Even though Harbaugh does not have the speed of
his predecessor (he runs the 40 in 4.7 compared to
Smith's 4.5) don't be surprised to see him running the
option. "I can run," he said. "I think the option will
always be a part of Michigan's offense."
BUT WITH THE corps of receivers Michigan has,
Harbaugh may not be hoofing it as much as the
speedy Smith.
"I don't think Michigan has ever had so many good
receivers," Harbaugh said enthusiastically. "(Wide
receivers Vince) Bean and (Triando) Markray can
both go deep. And (tight end) Sim Nelson should be
tough over the middle."
Harbaugh will be backed up by sophomores Chris
Zurbrugg and Russ Rein. Neither has ever taken a
snap from scrimmage, but are highly touted prospec-
"YOU DON'T LIKE to think of injuries," Har-
baugh said. "But at this level there are so many guys
who can do the job. I think Russ Rein and Zurbrugg
can definitely play." Watch out for freshman Bob

Cernak from Lockport,]
Most Big Ten coach
however, that defense is
conference. Schembech
about this aspect of his
with eight returning sta
line that is two-deep i
concerned about the line
Mike Mallory and R
extensive experience at
frequency of passing in
concern in passing situat
The secondary looks
veterans Brad Cochran,
64, Tony Gant and soph
experience should help
attacks in the conference
True, Bob Bergeron is 1
for his place kicking, bu
mark. Look for eithe
Schlopy to take the
undetermined snapper.
Hopefully for the Wol
deep offensive unit car
enough so that the pi
frequently. Harbaugh i
behind an all-upperclas
Clay Miller (6-4, 258 pot
267 pounds) are still aroi
the guard position to let I
standing 6-4, 262, into
Tabachino joins Jame
standout guards Stefan H
"I'm surrounded by
commented Harbaugh, "
of me. No one person is e

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out for him this fall.


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