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By Pete Steinert
David Arnold.
His name stands alone when it
comes to returning regulars in the
Michigan secondary. The loss of
Allen Bishop, Doug Mallory and
Erik Campbell leaves the Wolver-
ines with reason for concern heading
into the '88 campaign.
"The only position we have to
work on now (defensively), I guess,
is defensive back," defensive tackle
Mark Messner said. "We have a lot
of young people there because of
SECONDARY
graduation. It's the only place we've
really lost anyone, and unfortu-
nately, they're in a position where
one mistake can be very costly and
very obvious."
Miami (Fla.), with whom the
Wolverines open their home sched-
ule, will test the Michigan secondary
with its pro-set offense, directed by
quarterback Steve Walsh. Once the
conference season roles around, the
Wolverines must deal with Chuck
Hartlieb, Iowa's talented signal
caller.
Michigan head coach Bo Schem-
bechler has switched sophomore
Tripp Welborne from wideout to de-
fensive back in hopes of fortifying
the depleted secondary. Welborne
played defensive back in high school
where he intercepted nine passes in
each of his last two seasons.
Schembechler will try Welborne
at free safety and at cornerback. "I
like offense better, but I'm not go-
ing to say it's my forte," Welborne
said. "I don't know which I do bet-
ter. I enjoy playing offense more,
but I'm not saying I don't like de-

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longer alone

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By Adam Schrager
It surrounds us. It's invaded our
society. It pervades upon our every
thought. It's...aargh, PARITY!!!
Yes indeed, parity has become
prevalent in today's world. From the
political scene to the world of col-
lege football, there's no escaping the
infamous p word. What then is the
best example of this phenomenon?
The conference that used to be the
"Big Two and Little Eight." The
conference that has had different
champions in each of the past five
seasons. The Big Ten.
After no one but archrivals Ohio
State and Michigan went to the Rose
Bowl in the entire decade of the '70s,
there has been a 180-degree change.
Perennial losers like Indiana and
Minnesota are now two of the con-
ference's better teams.
"I think our kids currently believe
that they can beat anyone they play,"
said Indiana head coach Bill Mallory,
Big Ten Coach-of-the-Year the past
two seasons. "Now, when IU talks
football, people listen."
This climb to the top has been
difficult, but definitely rewarding for
the holders of its treasures. Michigan
State head coach George Perles,
whose team won the Rose Bowl last
year, is extremely satisfied with the
current status of the Big Ten.
"We are now one of, if not the
toughest conference in the country,"
said Perles. "The parity is what col-
lege football has been striving for.
That's the American way."

Just like "football," hot dogs, and
apple pie, right George? Everyone
gets a chance. Anyone can beat any-
one else on a given Saturday. We've
all heard it before, but can it really
be true? Say it ain't so, Bo. Say it
ain't so.
"Sure, I liked it better when it
was Woody (Hayes, former Ohio
State head coach) and myself," said
Michigan's Bo Schembechler, the
dean of Big Ten coaches. "But those
days, I'm afraid, are gone forever."
No, it can't be. What about
tradition? This is like Wrigley Field
getting lights.
"Back in '84-'85, the attitude here
was down," said senior Indiana
linebacker Willie Bates. "I know the
recruiting for coach Mallory was
terrible. But we put the time and
dedication into it, and now we're not

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Michigan boasts one of the Big Ten's top defensive backs in senior David Arnold, the Wolverines' only returning starter in the
secondary. Arnold led the Wolverines in interceptions last season with four despite missing two games with a leg injury.

fense. I'll go out there, and I'll play
my hardest and give 100 percent."
Anthony Mitchell and Vada Mur-
ray pose as Welborne's main
competition at free safety. Either of
the two could bump Welborne to
cornerback. Mitchell started seven
games last season in a relief of

Bishop and Arnold.
Senior Rick Hassel and sopho-
more Otis Williams head the list of
strong safety candidates. Hassel is
recovering from shoulder surgery,
which forced him to miss all of
spring practice.
Opposite Arnold at strong

cornerback, David Key and Sean
LaFountaine return with most of
their experience coming on special
teams.
Murray and Williams have yet to
see action as Wolverines.
With all the new faces in the de-
fensive backfield, Arnold has taken

on a leadership role. "The guys look
up to me, and they respect me,"
Arnold said. "I hope I can do the job
if they have any questions about
learning the coverages or anything.
I'm sure I can help them out."
"He's the stalwart of the defense,"
Welborne said of Arnold.

Head coach Bill Mallory guided Indiana to a second-place finish
in the Big Ten last year. The Hoosiers defeated Michigan and
Ohio State in the same season for the first time ever.

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