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Page 12 -The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, September 30, 1987

rtoMiller Time J
BY SCOTT G. MILLER
Stranger things have happened. Michigan won a
Rose Bowl in 1981. Former Wolverine quarterback
John Wangler returned from a career threatening knee
injury the following season to lead Michigan to that
Rose Bowl win. Maybe Andree McIntyre too can make
a miraculous recovery.
McIntyre is down but not out. Not yet anyway. The
fifth-year senior underwent surgery yesterday to repair
his torn left achilles tendon.
"Everybody's saying I probably won't play here
again, but I'm not going to think that way," said
McIntyre. "When I went home on Saturday, I watched
the Ohio State-LSU game. I realized Michigan-Ohio
State is the biggest game in college football.
Everybody plays all year for that game. I hope I can
make it back for Ohio State."
McIntyre's slim hopes rest with the feeling in his
toes and foot. Former Wolverine nose guard Mike
Reinhold tore his achilles tendon last fall and missed
the entire season. Reinhold had no feeling in his foot.
McIntyre is familiar with battling the odds. Many of
the Chicago native's high school teammates told him
he would never make it at Michigan. McIntyre's cocky
attitude hindered him in his first few years as a
Wolverine.
Wrong place, wrong time
His injury occured at the worst possible time. He
finally established himself this season as one of the
premier linebackers in the Big Ten and a team leader.
McIntyre, Michigan's defensive signal caller, leads the
team in tackles this year with 26.
"All these years I've been bugging Bo
(Schembechler) and the coaches to play me. I kept
asking them when I was young why they wouldn't
play me," said McIntyre. "Now I get my chance and
have to let them down. I didn't ask to be hurt, but I
know they were depending on me."
After such a freak injury, McIntyre continually

MIntyre refuses to
all it quits for year
asked, "Why me?" His parents, who visted this
weekend, helped him stop the second guessing.
"I tried to use a lot of excuses: I should've got
behind the line and made the tackle. If it had been
grass, it wouldn't have happened," said McIntyre. "But
you can't say anything. Everything happens for a
reason."
Still in the middle of things
The injury could open a career opportunity for
McIntyre. With five experienced linebackers hurt, the'
Michigan coaching staff expects McIntyre to help the
newcomers.
"Coach (Lloyd) Carr said this would be a good
chance to get my feet wet in coaching and get their
confidence up," said McIntyre.
Despite all the injuries, McIntyre is not worried
about the Wolverine defense. John Willingham, Bobby
Abrams, John Milligan and J.J. Grant will start this
Saturday against Wisconsin. Only Grant was a
projected starter at the begining of the year.
McIntyre feels Michigan tradition dictates someone
will step in and do the job. The seniors pick up the
slack for the younger players, and then the defense is
balanced. Continued strong defensive-line play from
Billy Harris and Mark Messner should make the new
linebackers adjustment easier.
McIntryre will balance his time between coaching
and completing his degree requirements. He expects to
receive a Bachelor of General Studies with a
concentration in political science.
"Bo said he wanted to see me every day, and that I'N
better get all A's in school," said McIntyre.
All A's may be an easier task than returning from
such a difficult injury. But McIntyre continues to hope.
"Maybe I'll get a miracle," he said. "That little girl
lived from that plane crash in Detroit and so miracles
happen."

Wolverine linebacker Andre McIntyre, seen here making a tackle against Washington State, is optimistic
about his chances of returning this season from a torn achilles tendon he suffered last week.

GRIDDE PICKS

Bostic bounces back for defense

.

In an unprecedented move,
journalist Bob Woodward publicly
printed one excerpt from his soon to
be released book concerning former
CIA director William Casey that
affected the Daily and in particular
the Griddes staff.
Woodward claims that in early
1985, Casey contacted now-Sports
Editor Scott G. Miller in his
freshman year to work as a "sports
consultant" to the CIA league
football, basketball, and softball
teams. Further allegations state that
the only reason the initial G. is in
Miller's name is so that undercover
agents would not confuse him with
the other Scott Millers' on campus.
At 20 and a senior in college,
Miller's political future could be
seriously damaged. Woodward points
out that Miller was behind the
attempt to spike second baseman
George Schultz in an attempt to
remove him from his post. Other
unproven allegations concern the
loss to Corazon Aquino's basketball
team in an attempt to raise morale in
the Philippines and the placement of
Major General Richard Secord on the
mound against the always difficult
and strong Cuban national team.
The Daily has been rocked by this
recent discovery. Miller always
known for his generally Democratic
remarks has been proven to be linked
to the Reagan administration and
most importantly to William Casey.
As usual, the Griddes staff in all
fairness decided to contact Mr. Miller
who was noticeably absent as this
column went to print.
Mr. Miller, known previously to
his friends here at the Daily as the
"G-man," had no comment on the
record, but in all fairness, it is
important to know what he said off
the record.

"I see nothing wrong with what I
did," emphasized Miller. "I never
liked Schultz much anyway and he
played second base almost as poorly
as Wally Backman."
While we here at the Daily
attempt to rearrange our lives, please
come in and comfort us in our time
of need with your this week's
Griddes picks.
1. Wisconsin at MICHIGAN
(pick total points)
2. Michigan State at Iowa
3. Northwestern at Indiana
4. Ohio State at Illinois
5. Purdue at Minnesota
6. Boston College at
Pittsburgh
7. Miami, Fla. at Fla. State
8. Florida at LSU
9. South Carolina at
Nebraska
10. Texas A&M at Texas
Tech
11. Georgia at Mississippi
12. Colorado at Colorado
State
13. Colgate at Holy Cross
14. Washington at Oregon
15. Penn State at Temple
16. Navy at Virginia Tech
17. Auburn at North Carolina
18. UCLA at Stanford
19. San Diego State at
Wyoming
20. SLIPPERY ROCK at
Clarion
WEEKEND
MAGAZINE
Fridays in The Daily
763-0379

By ADAM OCHLIS
Imagine somebody giving you a
check for 10 million dollars.
Imagine bringing the check to the
bank. Imagine losing the check on
the way to the bank. You know the
feeling? Carlitos Bostic thinks he
does.
That is how the Michigan outside
linebacker described what he went
through last year.
In what was to be his first ever
start against Oregon State last
season, Bostic tore a muscle in his
knee and chipped his tibia when two
teammates fell on him during a
pregame tackling drill. Continuous
rehabilitation and nine months of
hobbling around on crutches have
healed the injury, but not the scars.
"It's not depression," Bostic said
of being injured. "It's a little worse
than that."
THE YPSILANTI NATIVE
never gave up hope, however.
"Somewhere in the back of my mind
I knew I'd be back and I worked hard
"WM W

to get there," he said. teams where Bostic has excelled as a
And now that he is back, Bostic Wolverine.

will be called upon to play an
integral. part of the defense - a
defense that, ironically enough, has
been crippled by injuries. While this
could be considered Bostic's big
chance, he doesn't look at it that
way. For one, Bostic says he feels
bad for his teammates who have to
go through what he did last season.

Bostic is arguably Michigan's
finest special teams performer. And
it isn't by accident. Whereas some
players dread playing on the special
teams, Bostic loves it.
Ever since his junior season when
he was placed on the kickoff team
right before a game against South
Carolina, Bostic has'succeeded at it.

"You just feel useless (when In that particular game (the second of
you're injured)," said Bostic. "And I the season), Bostic tackled the kick
think that's how the guys who are returner at the eight-yard line. The
injured now feel. You feel useless, hit kept the Gamecock out for the
and then you feel like you aren't rest of the year.
even part of the team, so why even "Coach (Gary) Moeller told me to
go down and rehabilitate. jump over everybody and I tried it
"Why not just sit at home and go and it worked," said Bostic.
to sleep or do some studying. And IN EVERY GAME that
that's how I was for a while after I season, Bostic had at least one solo
got hurt. I was like 'what's the tackle on the special teams,
use?"' including three against the Badgers.
AGAINST WISCONSIN on Bostic, who is just 18 credits shy
Saturday, Bostic will see extensive of a Masters degree in Urban
action at linebacker as well as on the Planning, describes himself as an
special teams. It is on the special aggressive player and believes that it

is this aggressiveness that.has given
him success on special teams. Bostic
also likes to make the big play and
says the specialty teams are
conducive for doing just that.
However, Bostic said that his
aggressiveness can lead to problems
when playing linebacker.
"Our coaches always stress
playing within the defense and that's
the one thing I have to learn how to
do - be aggressive and still play
within the defense."
Bostic, who recorded his second
career sack last weekend, thinks he is
capable of doing it.
"I feel within myself that I have
the ability of being one of the best
outside linebackers if I put my mind
to it," he said. "And that's what I've
decided to do. Every week I want to
get a little bit better. One sack last
week, two sacks this week, three
sacks and an interception the
following week. That's what I'm
trying to do."

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Michigan outside linebacker Carlitos Bostic sacks Long Beach State quarterback Jeff Graham during last week's Wolverine victory. The
senior has come back from a leg injury that kept him out all last season.

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