Page 10 -The Michigan Daily- Friday, September 13, 1985
PINKET T LEADS NOTRE DAME OFFENSE
'M' battles Irishmen in
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televised contest, the Irish are the
favorites to win. While not being in
the top ten, the Gerry Faust-coached
unit is ranked 13th and 11th in the AP
and UPI polls respectively.
Michigan, on the other hand, has
absolutely no top twenty ranking. But
this fact doesn't make Faust think
less of his opening contest opponent.
"ANY COACH would like to open
against a team he knows he can win,"
Faust said. "It gives you a chance to
get the bugs out. But that doesn't hap-
pen much in college football these
days. By opening against Michigan,
we will find out if we are a good team
Michigan coach Bo Schembechler,
who is 2-3 against Notre Dame, said,
"We like opening against the Irish,
especially after a mediocre year. It
gives us a chance to establish our-
selves immediately. Taking
everything into consideration, we're
looking forward to this game."
Notre Dame's offense is highlighted
by Heisman Trophy Candidate and
1984 All-American Allen Pinkett, who
needs only 341 yards to become the
all-time career rushing leader at the
school with the golden dome. Vagas
Ferguson holds the current mark of
3472 yards. Pinkett has already set 12
season and career marks.
BUT THERE has been some doubt
about the senior tailback's 1985
season, since he had off-season
shoulder surgery. Schembechler,
though, has no doubts. "I see Pinkett
as a great back," the Michigan field
boss said. "He's durable and he hangs
in there a lot."
Blocking for Pinkett will be another
1984 All-American, Tim Schannell,
The 6-4, 278 offensive guard is en-
tering his third year at the spot. Other
standouts on the front line are center
Ron Plantz and tackler Tom Doerger.
Although the Irish have experience
returning at quarterback in junior
Steve Beuerlein, there is a lot of con-
t a v
cern over the spot since the Fullerton,
Calif. native had shoulder surgery
last winter. But, according to Faust,
this should not be a problem_
BEUERLEIN is doing fine right
now," the oft-criticized coach said.
"His arm is stronger than it has ever
been. He's taken a lot of hits on it
If any one player is mentioned on
the Notre Dame defense, it has to be
inside linebacker Tony Furjanic.
The 6-2, 230 senior had an injury-
plagued '84 campaign, but was out-
standing as a sophomore racking up
142 tackles, two sacks, and two inter-
The defense line is anchored by 6-9,
274 tackle Wally Kleine who, as a
sophomore, made 54 tackles along
with a pair of sacks. In the secondary,
an experienced group of corners
return in Troy Wilson, Hiawatha
Francisco, and Mike Haywood. The
safeties are equally as strong with
Pay Ballage and Steve Lawrence.
JUNIOR JOHN Carney could be an
important factor at the placekicking
position. He made all 25 of his extra
points along with 17 out of 19 field
goal attempts last season.
Michigan, on the other hand, has
a more confused -place kicking
situation than ever. In addition to Pat
Moons, Rick Sutkiewicz, and fresh-
man Mike Gillette, Schembechler has
added the name Gulam Kahn to the
list of first string contenders. "It's
been one of the closest battles," said
Schembechler. "We've had 24 out of
27 field goals made in scrimmages
with four different kickers."
If anything, the 1985. Michigan-
(84) Paul Jokisch .......... (240)
(72) John Elliott ........... (285)
(78) Mark Hammerstein ... (273)
(77) Bob Tabachino.......(263)
(74) Mike Husar ........... (278)
(79) Clay Miller ............(268)
(81) Eric Kattus ...........(225)
(5) Erik Campbell........(168)]
(4) Jim Harbaugh........(200)
(37) Bob Perryman.......(225)
(23) Jamie Morris........(175)
(8) Pat Moons............(160)
SE (17) Alvin Miller ........... (211)
QT (74) Jay Underwood......(268)
QG (54) Tim Scannell.........(278)
C (62) Ron Plantz............ (266)
SG (52) Shawn Heffern.......(266)
ST (76) Mike Perrino.......... (278)
TE (90) Tom Rehder ..........(243)
FLK (81) Tim Brown............ (192)
QB (7) Steve Beuerlein.......(201)
FB (30) Frank Stams .......... (229)
TB (20) Allen Pinkett .......... (181)
PK (18) John Carney.........(170)
... All-American guard
Jim Scarcelli.......... (220)4
Billy Harris ........... (257)
Mike Hammerstein ... (260)
Jeff Akers ............ (219)4
Tony Gant ............(180)
Ivan'Hicks ............ (174)
OLB (56) Robert Banks........(234)
DT (71) Eric Dorsey ...........(270)
MG (99) Mike Kiernam.......(252)
DT (96) Wally Kleine..........(274)
OLB (48) Mike Larkin........(218)
ILB (49) Mike Kovaleski......(218)
ILB (58) Tony Furjanic.......(228)
SC (12) Troy Wilson ........... (179)
FS (1) Mike Haywood........(181)
SS (40) Pat Ballage .........(198)
WC (33) Hiawatha Francisco... (194)
P (13) Dan Sorenson........(185)
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IN ITS INAUGURAL season, the Daily line
drew rave reviews from the entire University
This year's football foursome will be hoping for
the same reviews.
Highlighting the 1985 prognosticators is Joe R.
Ewing. After covering basketball last year, in-
cluding the heartbreaking loss to Villanova in the
NCAA's, the Dearborn native decided to switch to
football - where the Wolverines are guaranteed
not to lose in the NCAA tournament.
Brad Morgan, another Michiganian, spent this
past summer roving the country in an attempt to
keep up with coach Bo Schembecher. In fact,
during a fit of excitement, Morgan totalled the
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Luncheon in Chicago.
AS HIS RESCUERS pried the uninjured repor-
ter from the wreckage, a slightly dazed voice was
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Also in that ill-fated car was Phil Nussel.
Nussel, the only junior on the staff and the only
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metropolis of Toledo. The 5-11, 150 pounder's
claim to fame is that he is not a Mudhens fan.
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Redstone. After spending the summer in scenic
New Jersey, the senior writer from Oak Park
decided to return to the friendly soil of Ann Arbor
in an attempt to escape the perils of that great
REDSTONE realized he had to get back to
Michigan when he found himself rooting for the
Mets and actually starting to believe that Tim
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Daily line is Don Canham. Canham will be
highlighting his 18th year as Michigan's athletic
director by appearing in the premier edition of the
1985 Daily line.
Canham, generally regarded as one of the finest
AD's in the nation, went 8-2 with his picks last
year to tie for first place for that week.
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