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Women's Swimming
vs. Oakland University
Tonight, 6:00 p.m.
Matt Mann Pool

SPORTS

Indoor Track
Michigan Relays
Tomorrow and Saturday
Track and Tennis Building
Page 7

The Michigan Daily

Thursday, January 17, 1985

Bo's old boys battle for championship

By PHIL NUSSEL
Perhaps one of the most rewarding
things about being a coach is seeing
your players progress to the next level
of competition. For college coaches,
the reward comes when they can watch
their players compete as professionals
on TV.
However, an even bigger thrill for a
college football coach is seeing his
players in the Super Bowl. This Sunday,
when the Miami Dolphins and the San
Francisco 49ers tangle, Michigan
coaches such as Bo Schembechler and
'Jerry Hanlon will be keeping their eyes
on three of their former products: Jon
Giesler, Dwight Hicks, and William
"Bubba" Paris..

championship game when he played a
key role in stopping the New York Jets'
vaunted "sack exchange." He was
awarded the game ball for this feat.
HOWEVER, the 6-5, 260-pound tackle
has also had his low points. Giesler is
probably the only player in football
today to have been on the losing team in
three Rose Bowls, an Orange Bowl, and
a Super Bowl. This season he has been
hobbled by injuries, but is expected to

Paris, Giesler and
Hicks in The Game

play Sunday.
In 1979, Giesler's place on the
Michigan offensive line was taken by
Paris, who now starts on the 49er offen-
sive line. Both Giesler and Paris were

coached by Hanlon, now Schem-
bechler's quarterback coach.
Paris' entire career has been ham-
pered by knee injuries. While at
Michigan, he sat out a season with torn
ligaments. Then, with the 49ers, he suf-
fered another knee injury and sat out
the 1982 season. He was the 49ers' top
draft choice that year, taken as the first
selection of the second round.
WHILE AT MICHIGAN, Paris was
listed at a mere 6-6, 275. Now, in the
pros, he's grown to a wholesome 6-6, 300
and rumor has it that head coach Bill
Walsh, a disciplinarian, has fined the
ex-Wolverine for being overweight.
His strong point on the 49er offense is
blocking for the run - a talent he per-
formed quite well for the likes of Butch
Woolfolk and Lawrence Ricks at
Michigan. His pass blocking skills have
improved greatly since joining the pro
ranks.
The story of 49er safety Dwight Hicks
is much different than those of Giesler
and Paris. Hicks had to struggle his
way through pro football for two years
before landing a safe position with the
Niners. He was cut by the Detroit Lions,
the Philadelphia Eagles, and even the
Toronto Argonauts before signingnwith
San Francisco on October 24, 1980.

SINCE THEN, the former Michigan
co-captain has become one of the top
defensive backs in pro football. Hicks
has 26 career interceptions and has
returned two of them for touchdowns.
This year, he will appear in the Pro
Bowl for the fourth straight year.
Sunday, Hicks will make his second
appearance in the Super Bowl. He,
along with defensive backfielders Eric
Wright, Carlton Williamson, and Ron-
nie Lott, will be the last line of defense
the 49ers have to stop the red-hot
passing of Miami quarterback Dan
Marino.
The Hicks legacy continues at
Michigan. Dwight's younger brother,
Ivan, is making progress in the
Wolverine defensive backfield.
Come Sunday, Schembechler will be
glued to the tube, confident that at least
one Wolverine will be a winner in this
bowl game.

Giesler

.. . hoping for first bowl win

I I

ALL THREE are starters and play
key roles at their respective positions.
Giesler is the only ex-Wolverine on
the Dolphin roster. He is in his sixth
season on the offensive line and has en-
joyed a successful career.
b Giesler's greatest accomplishment in
the pro ranks was in the 1982 AFC

Paris and Hicks
... Wolverines on the Bay

THE SPORTING VIEWS
By ADAM OCHLIS factor in the
Take your attention off your studies for a minute given up mo
and let me take you back in time to this past NFL (Washington
regular season, week number six. scored less t
The Miami Dolphins crush the Pittsburgh Steelers Dan Marino.
31-7 to raise their record to 6-0. Same week, next story-55 tou(
night (Monday), the San Francisco 49ers humble the and an uncan
New York Giants 31-10 in front of a national television no question ti
audience as they too run their record to an un- Fred Dean, R
defeated 6-0. Suddenly you say to your roommate, I could be n
"Wouldn't it be great if the Dolphins and 49ers met in however Mar
the Super Bowl. I mean, two great offenses, two rush, and the
great defenses. It would be great." receivers Cla
Well in a sports world in which the public rarely se unstoppabl
gets the matchup it wants, (try to convince me you What ma
wanted the Padres to defeat the Cubs for the N.L. promising, h(
Pennant) we, the fans, have finally got our wish come up the scoreb
true. Come this Sunday, the 16-2 Miami Dolphins will think Marin
face-the 17-1 San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XIX Niners, think
in Palo Alto, California. direction of J
Although I, personally, am a New England Patriot Miami can (
diehard fan (yes, there are a couple of us still versatile off(
remaining), and a New York Giant hater, I do have Fran has an
the intelligence to realize that the Dolphins and 49ers dell "I prom
are unquestionably the two finest teams in football, Craig, where
evert if my heart does not go out to either. It is no The fact that
coincidence then, that this Super Bowl will feature NFL history
the league's best head coaches in Miami's Don Shula system work4
and San Fran's Bill Walsh. Both men have been set up the ru
labeled "geniuses" by many, and while that might be cisco offense
a little strong, both get more out of the talent they Also, do no
have than anybody else, and is that not what coaching as good as it
is all about? points to a Ra
As I see it, the makings are here for the best Super all year long
Bowl in history. I, in fact, have refused to put my which could
money where my mouth is, simply because the game and 23 points
is too close to pick a sure winner. One thing I do neither pass
believe, however, is that neither defense will play a In other w
Red Wings, Flyers

5

Super Bowl XIX's a dream .. .
...it's up to the special tea

ns

game. Sure, the 49ers defense has not
re than 21 points in seventeen weeks
scored 31 in week 2), but Miami has not
han 21 all season. And plus, Miami has
Everyone by now knows Marino's
chdown passes, over 5,000 passing yards
ny ability to make the big play. There is
hat the 49ers defense is superb (give me
onnie Lott and nine guys from Flint and
named Defensive Coach of the Year),
ino's quick release, ability to avoid the
great speed of the Marks Brothers wide
yton and Duper make the Dolphin offen-
le, no matter whose playing "D".
kes this Super Bowl matchup so
owever, is that San Francisco can light
oard themselves, so for those of you who
o and company will romp over the
again. Although San Fran, under the
oe Montana, may not score as quickly as
and does), they have perhaps a more
ensive system than Miami. First, San
outstanding running game led by Wen-
ise I won't fumble" Tyler and Roger
as Miami has none worth mentioning.
t Montana, the highest rated passer in
(does anyone know how that rating
s? Does anyone care?), uses the pass to
n is the thing that makes the San Fran-
so deadly.
t be fooled by Miami's defense. It's not
looks. During the season it gave up 45
aiders team which had passing problems
, 34 points to a San Diego Charger team
not run the ball if its life depended on it,
to a Philadelphia Eagle team that could
nor run.
'ords, the Dolphin defense, although a

solid one, is very inconsistent as well as beatable.
Defensive backs William Judson, Glenn Blackwood
and his brother Lyle do not compare to San Fran-
cisco's All-Pro trio of Lott, Eric Wright, and
Michigan alum Dwight Hicks. Forty-Niner wide outs
Freddie Soloman and Dwight Clark should be able to
capitalize on Miami's lack of speed in the secondary.
Add to that a Bill Walsh offense that has had two
weeks to prepare and San Fran should be able to
match any Miami score.
So with both team's offenses and defenses com-
paritively the same, the outcome should be decided
by the special teams.
You could choose either Miami's Fulton Walker or
San Francisco's Dana McLemore for a kick returner
and be well off, with McLemore more likely to break
a big one. Take Miami punter Reggie Roby over the
Niners Max Runager. Roby is an offensive force all
by himself, and he is a beauty to watch, however it's
too bad that you'll hardly see him. With Miami's
potent offense, the Dolphin boomer only kicks an
average of three times a game.
Now it's time to discuss the two teams' field goal
kickers. Forty-Niner Ray Wershing proved early in
the year that he is top-notch, however he has been
shaky over the last month. Miami's Uwe von
Schamann, on the other hand has been a model of
consistency by missing all the big field goals he has
attempted. It is a wonder that Shula has stuck with
him, for von Schamann has proved himself to be the
worst kicker in the league.
So after careful consideration, I have come to a
prediction: With thirty seconds remaining, the im-
mortal von Schamann will kick a thirty-yard field
goal to give Miami a win 38-37 in what will go down as
the highest scoring Super Bowl ever. A fitting ending
to what has already been an exciting NFL season,
don't you think?

Associated Press
Dueling Giants
Boston Celtics' center Robert Parish makes his move to the hoop while
wearing the Lakers' Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in last night's action at Boston
Garden.

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By PHIL NUSSEL
Special to the Daily
DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings
played their best game of the month
last night at Joe Louis Arena and
scored a moral victory by tying the
* Philadelphia Flyers, 1-1, in overtime.
While the Wings still haven't won in
January, the tie did lift Detroit's hopes.
AFTER THE GAME, Wings head
coach Nick Polano said, "Overall I'd
say it was a very good team effort. I'm
very happy that our team was able to
skate with a darned good skating
team."
After a scoreless first period, the ac-
tion picked up in the second stanza with
Detroit finally scoring the game's first
goal at 17:30. Darryl Sittler knocked in
the puck after taking a pass from for-
ward Steve Yzerman just over the blue
line. It was Sittler's sixth goal of fthe
season. Detroit outshot Philadelphia 11-
4 in the period.
The Flyers evened' things up at 5:59
,'of the third period with Peter Zezel

l

Mio was brilliant in the Detroit net, and
was awarded the first star for his effort.
It was only Mio's third game of the
year.
Detroit is now 13-25-6 while the
powerful Flyers take over first place in
the Patrick Division with a 26-12-6
record.Neither team has won an over-
time game this season.
Detroit has not beaten Philadelphia
since December of 1980.
Sparky fears complacencyv
DETROIT (UPI) - Manager Sparky
Anderson is going into spring training
with his eyes wide open - for signs of
complacency on his world champion
Detroit Tigers.
"It seems like we do (have a
professional attitude)," Anderson said
yesterday upon his arrival in Detroit to
begin the Tiger's mid-January round of
publicity appearances. "I don't think
we'll be very long in camp before we
see one way or another. So I'm just
going to watch.

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