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The Michigan Daily - Monday, September 16, 1985 - Page 9

...So Shoot Me 1,
Just a few days ago, the college football season here
at Michigan was about to begin, and I was worried.
You see, this is my first and only year of covering
Michigan football for the Daily, and I was afraid of the
mighty Wolverines having a. rerun of the dismal 1984
season.
Unlike most Maize and Blue followers, my main con-
cern was not centered around the quarterback spot,
where the Wolverines struggled last season. I wasn't
overly worried about the backfield, receivers,
linebackers, defensive backfield or the coaches. My
big concern for this year was both the offensive and
defensive lines.
For so long Michigan has had a great tradition of
linemen on both sides of the line. On offense there's
been the likes of Kurt Becker, Bubba Paris, Ed Muran-
sky, Stefan Humphries, and Tom Dixon, all of whom
have played in the pros recently. Defensively, the
Wolvereins have had great ones like Curtis Greer,
Mike Trgovac and Kevin Brooks up front in recent
years.
Coming into this year though, things seemed dif-
ferent, and it scared me. Last year Michigan had
problems with its offensive front five that appeared to
only be enhanced this season by the loss of a couple of
key players to graduation. Gone was All-Big Ten
honorable mention center Art Balourdos, along with
All-Big Ten guard Doug James and backup Bob
Popowski.
In the search for a replacement for Balourdos, Bo
Schembechler and the Michigan braintrust moved Bob
Tabachino, who started every game last at strong
guard, to center just last week. Mark Hammerstein,
who was primarily a tackle in 1984, and untried
sophomore Mike Husar moved into the guard spots,
which really made me wonder. About the only place
that appeared stable was tackle, where Jon Elliott and
Clay Miller got most of the starting assignments in
1984.
The defensive front was in a similar fix. All-

'M' holds line .. .
.. , upholds tradition
American defensive tackle Kevin Brooks had moved
on to bigger and better things with the Dallas Cowboys,
while backup tackles Vince DeFelice and Dave
Meredith also finished their careers at Michigan. In
the middle All-Big Ten middle guard Al Sincich
graduated, as did his backups, Joe Gray and Nate
Rodgers. Mike Hammerstein remained from last year
at the other tackle, while new faces Billy Harris, Mark
Messner, David Chester and Mike Reinhold were all
supposed to plug the other gaps. I was still skeptical.
Then I saw Saturday's contest with Notre Dame.
The Wolverines dominated line play on both offense
and defense, which according to Irish head coach
Gerry Faust, was the deciding factor of the contest.
"I thought Michigan controlled the line of scrim-
mage on both sides of the ball," said Faust. "You're
not going to win football games against them if they
control like that."
The offensive line, which wasn't known last season
for protecting its quarterbacks, didn't allow a single
sack all afternoon and blew open holes in the Irish front
that were big enough to drive a very large truck
through.
"We felt that this line would have more potential
than the one a year ago," said Schembechler. "But we
did have some problems that we had to work out."
Bo claims that there still are some bugs in the offen-
sive wall, but nonetheless, I'm relieved.
Then there was the defense. All told, the Wolverines
racked up 11 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, six
of them sacks, and set the Irish back a total of 49 yards.
Several key defensive stands that kept Notre Dame
from scoring a single touchdown were spearheaded by
Mike Hammerstein and his front line partners.
"They were confused up front, over veer and angle
really confused them," said Hammerstein. "They
didn't know where we would be."
Hopefully the defensive line will be able to confuse
more opponents up front this season. For the time
being, though, I'm not worried.

Defensive tackle Mike Hammerstein zeroes in on Notre Dame quarterback Steve Beuerlein, who was
the recipient of three Hammerstein sacks in Saturday's game.

Blue Banter

* Notre Dame's defensive tackle
Greg Dingens might have had a conflict
of interest in Saturay's game. The
senior out of Bloomfield Hills is ap-
plying to the Michigan Medical
school, and he arrived in Ann Arbor a
day early for an interview. Dingens is a
outstanding student, and according to
head coach Gerry Faust, the tackle
had a chance to be a Rhodes scholar.
" Freshman Mike Gillette got the
placekicking duties after beating out
Pat Moons, Rick Sutkiewicz and

Gulam Kahn. He struck Bo Schem-
bechler as a competitor. Sutkiewicz
saw action kicking off.
" Michigan's All-American shor-
tstop Barry Larkin, now in the Cin-
cinnati Reds organization, watched
his brother Mike play outside
linebacker for the Irish. "He played
alright," Barry said. "They kept run-
ning away from him though." He ad-
ded that Mike may be moving to in-
side linebacker this week.
" The season doesn't look good for

Erik Campbell, who was a vastly-
improving wide receiver. The
sophomore will be out at least four
games with a separated shoulder.
Gilvani Johnson will start in his spot.
" With Campbell out, Tony Gant
was pressed into service as the punt
returner. Both Gant and Schem-
bechler were doubtful earlier last
week about the senior's doing the
returning since Gant broke is leg on a
return against Wisconsin last year.
" Junior defensive lineman Wally
Kleine of Notre Dame, for those who
didn't notice, is ridiculously large.
The 6-9, 275 standout only made five
tackles, probably because Michigan
didn't run the offense to his side very
much. Clay Miller had the task of
blocking the giant.

WE GET IT FREE, thxii

Fausted fromcontention

First Downs .........
Rushing (Att/yards) .
Passing..............
(Att/Comp/Int) ...
*assing Net Yards...
Fumbles (NO/Lost) .
Punts (NO/Avg.) ....

MICH
21
52/251
17/7/0
74
2/2
3/38

ND
15
39/97
23/11/1
160
1/1
5/42

Stams ...........
Jefferson..
Brown.........

5
2
1

15
7
7

2.6
3.5
7.0

0
0
0

SCORING
MICHIGAN ............... 0 3 14 3-20
NOTRE DAME ............... 3 6 3 0-12
SCORING PLAYS
ND-Carney 34-yard FG
ND-Carney 31-yard FG
MICH.-Gillette 21-yard FG
ND-Carney 47-yard FG
MICH-Harbaugh 10-yard run (Gillette kick)
D-Carney 25-yard FG
ICH-White 3-yard run (Gillette kick)
MICH-Gillette 23-yard FG

PASSING
MICHIGAN
Att. Comp. Int.
Harbaugh .....17 7 0
NOTRE DAME
Beuerlein .....23 11 1
RECEIVING
MICHIGAN
No. Yds.
Morris........... Y3 24
Johnson.......... 1 17
G. White......... 1 15
Jokisch.......... 1 11
Perryman....... 1 7
NOTRE DAME
Ward ............ 2 37
Brown ........... 2 32
Pinkett...........2 29
Cusack........... 1 19
Williams......... 1 15
Rehder.......... 1 14
Eason........... 1 11
Stams........... 1 3
PUNTING
MICHIGAN
No. Avg.
Robbins.......... 3 37.7
NOTRE DAME
Sorenson........ 5 42.0

Yds. TD
74 0
160 0
TD
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

GOLDEN NIGHT
0
The perfect
combination!I
ONLY AT
MONDAY
9:00 p.m. - close 338 S. State

4

RUSHING
MICHIGAN
,Att. Yds.
Morris .......... 23 121
Harbaugh ....... 9 68
Perryman ....... 9 28
G.White......... 6 16
Wicleher.........4 18
Campbell ..... ....1 10
NOTRE DAME
Pinkett .......... 22 94
f3euerlein ....... 9 -19

Avg.
5.2
6.7
3.1
2.7
4.5
10.0

TD
0
1
0
1
0
0

The Michigan Football Cheerleaders

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