The Michigan Daily - Wednesday,
Page 16 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, December 11, 1985.
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It's sad but true. As a matter of fact, it stinks.I
The special guest incredibly has won the 19851
Daily Line picks going 81-72-2 - that's a 74 per-
cent clip, sports fans.
Congratulations to all the special guests:t
Lance Parrish, Governor James Blanchard,
Isiah Thomas, Red Berenson, Brian Eisner,
Bill Frieder, Don Canham, Bruce Madej,
William Revelli, John Urbanchek, and theI
Michigan Cheerleaders. Only one of the eleven
had a losing mark - Eisner (a Michigan State
IN THE meantime, the Daily football staff
has some score to settle among themselves.
Joe Ewing holds a slim game margin over
Mike Redstone going into the bowl game picks.
"I knew I could beat that scrawny little
reject from Oak Park," Ewing said. "What the
hell does he know about football? He never
played it with pads on.
"I plan to drive his head even further into the
artificial turf over the holiday season with my
predictions for all the bowl games."
Ewing added that he was glad that the
special guest won the regular season title
because the only way to give them incentive to
play was to "let them win."
In the meantime, Brad Morgan and Phil
Nussel will be battling each other for the cellar
spot. Nussel, who was in first place for several
weeks, is now three games behind Morgan, who
was in the cellar-until two weeks ago.
Those two, however, get the last laugh
because they have enough money saved up to
pay for their trip to Tempe, Ariz. for the Fiesta
Bowl, unlike the gentlemen vying for first
MICHIGAN vs. Nebraska
Miami vs. Tennessee
Iowa vs. UCLA
Penn St. vs. Oklahoma
Army vs. Illinois
Arkansas vs. Arizona St.
Auburn vs. Texas A&M
Air Force vs. Texas
Florida St. vs. Oklahoma St.
Washington vs. Colorado
Michigan St. vs. Georgia Tech
Georgia vs. Arizona
BYU vs. Ohio State
Alabama vs. USC
LSU vs. Baylor
Minnesota vs. Clemson
Syracuse vs. Maryland
Bowling Green vs. Fresno St.
By KEVIN WARNEKE
The Daily Nebraskan
LINCOLN, Neb. - Charley DuBoset
can remember spending his Saturday1
afternoons playing football with his1
sons Gary and Doug.
Although they were still young, he1
could tell they had talent. Even at that1
age, he knew his sons would be good.1
HE CAN ALSO remember watching
Doug play football in the PeeWee
leagues. Doug played end and was
"It makes me feel very good to see
Doug do so well," the elder DuBose
said of his son, the Nebraska starting
I-back, who leads the Cornhuskers in
rushing with 1161 yards and eight
Edward Oliviera, a former Mon-
tville High School football coach in
Uncasville, Conn. also remembers
Doug DuBose's potential. "It was
evident that he was an athlete in a
class of his own," said Oliviera, who
coached DuBose his junior and senior
years of high school. "He was by far
the best kid in the area."
AFTER A FINE high school career
in which he averaged 225 yards
rushing per game as a senior,
scholarship offers began pouring in.
DuBose chose Nebraska.
Nebraska running back coach
Frank Solich, also noted DuBose's
potential. As a freshman, DuBose
showed he had ability to be "the
caliber back that he is," Solich said.
As Solich watched, DuBose turned his
potential into yards - lots of them.
As a sophomore, DuBose alternated
with Geoff Smith and finished with
1040 yards to lead the Big Eight in
rushing. DuBose and Smith both were
named to the All-Conference team.
AFTER HIS freshman season,
DuBose spent a year as a redshirt.
Being a redshirt had its good and bad
The good point: watching and lear-
ning from Heisman Trophy winner
Mike Rozier. The bad point: not
playing for a year.
"It's always going to be a long year
when you're not playing," DuBose
THIS SEASON, DuBose has again
rushed for over 1000 yards. With a 114-
yard performance against Iowa State
earlier this season, he became only
the third back in Nebraska history to
have two 1000-yard seasons. Only a
junior, DuBose is a good bet to rush
for 1000 yards next season and
become the only Husker running back
to have three 1000-yard seasons. He
ranks 10th on the all-time Husker
rushing chart with 2050 career yards.
DuBose was surprised by his suc-
cess his sophomore season, because
sophomores usually aren't starters at
Nebraska - especially running
"It's not easy for a sophomore to
do," Solich said. "We have a lot of
backs and it's tough on our guys. They
don't get many carries, but they make
the best out of their number of
DUBOSE DOESN'T mind that
Nebraska has a habit of rotating its
"It's all part of the game," the 5-11,
190-pound junior said. "Coach Osbor-
ne doesn't worry about getting me 30
carries every game. It definitely
depends on how the game goes.' k
Nebraska reserve running backs
Paul Miles, Keith Jones and Jon
Kelley have received ample carries.
Miles has gained 669 yards while
fullback Tom Rathman has gained
over 800 yards.
"I'VE BEEN satisfied," DuBose
said. "They deserve their chance
Winning seasons, conference titles,
and a possible national championship
are more important than personal
glories for DuBose.
"I just want the team to win and I'll
be happy," he said.
DESPITE HIS 1000-yard season,
DuBose has been plagued by an ankle
injury he suffered in Nebraska's 63-0
win over Oregon on Sept. 28.
Although he returned to action after
missing the Cornhuskers' 38-7 win
over New Mexico, the injury still
bothers him. On several runs, DuBose
broke free, but was tackled from
behind. More than likely he would
have scored had he been healthy.
"Doug is the type of kid who comes Johnny Rogers and Rich Glover were du
off of minor injuries," Solich said. the guest speakers. DuBose said
"He's a tough kid." Glover broke down and started crying pl
BECAUSE OF the success he has
had the past few seasons, DuBose
can't help but think ahead to his
senior season. After his sophomore
year, DuBose's name was mentioned
as a possible darkhorse candidate for
the Heisman Trophy. At the end of
this season, DuBose's name should be
mentioned as a favorite for the 1986
"I try not to think about those
things," DuBose said. "I just want to
play the game."
With the success and the Heisman
talk comes publicity and attention
from members of the media.
DUBOSE'S TEAMMATES have
noticed the attention he is receiving.
They retaliate by giving him a hard
"My name is DougvDuBose and I
rush for 100 yards every game," a
teammate kidded during a recent in-
terview. "I don't need blockers,"
DuBose admitted that his team-
mates joke about the attention he
receives from the media,abut they ac-
cept it. "The attention from the media
is flattering," he said. "It's all part of
DUBOSE EXPECTS to have an op-
portunity to play pro football, but it
isn't a worry for him now.
"Being a running back from
Nebraska will help because Nebraska
is known for having talented backs,"
he said. "Just look at Roger Craig and
After being at Nebraska for almost
four years, it's easy to say coming to
Nebraska was a wise decision, but in
high school DuBose didn't know if he
wanted to be so far away from home.
"I NEVER thought I would leave
home and play for Nebraska," said
the Uncasville, Conn. native.
After attending a Big Eight con-
ference banquet while still in high
school, he realized that Nebraska was
At the banquet, former Huskers
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