Page 10 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, November 15, 1988
Keough's tosses and
turns are key to 'M' win
BY MIKE GILL
SPECIAL TO THE DAILY
BIG RAPIDS - He played and he played
Scoot right, dive left. A twist here, a slide
there. Tossin' and turnin'. Instinct 'n' drive, rock
Ladies and gentlemen... Wolverine goal-
tender... Timmy K E Y -owe in his first
And to think he had trouble sleeping.
Timmy Keough reminds you more of Timmy
Martin, the little boy who led Lassie through all
sorts of adventures, than he reminds you of
Michigan's new netminder.
The show always had a happy ending - a
bark, a big smile, and a hug from dad. Friday was
no different as Keough again masterminded his
opponents, allowing the Wolverines to eke out a
2-1 victory over the Ferris State Bulldogs.
ON THURSDAY, Keough was told he
would start. It gave him time to think. Time to
think about how to blow it. Time to imagine
more pucks in the net than letters in alphabet
"Did you get much sleep last night?" a
reporter asked. "I tried," he said, smiling. "I got a
little sleep - rolling and tossing."
More like a roll to the left, and a dive to the
right -- another kick save by Keough. A
nighttime practice session.
Where did this guy come from?
Actually, he comes from the genes of Jim
Keough, a former Michigan great, who played
the net for the Wolverines from 1967 to 1969
and co-owns the record for most career shutouts
His son came close Friday to recording his
first shutout and beginning his assault on his
father's record. He made 27 saves, allowing only
one goal. "It lucified me," said the 5-foot-9
Keough of the goal. "I didn't see it go in."
Lucified him? Oh my.
AFTER THE GAME, his father said: "All
he wanted was a chance to play. He always
wanted to play at Michigan."
And now look what he's got.
Yet he barely had the opportunity to take the
ice at all in maize 'n' blue. "He wasn't recruited
heavily," the senior Keough said. "(Michigan
hockey coach) Red (Berenson) knew that Tim
wanted to come to Michigan quite badly. He
came very close to going to St. Lawrence, but
when Red finally came to speak to him, his heart
was in Michigan, so it was easy for him to make
As easy as turning a breakaway aside, which
Keough did many times Friday.
Keough was tested, especially early. His
second save may have been his toughest, only 1
minute 20 seconds into the action, as he stopped
Andy Black on a shot from point-blank range.
"What a save," the crowd seemingly gasped.
"That's our boy," the Wolverine players breathed.
"HE MADE some big saves in the first
period that set the tone defensively for our club,"
Berenson said. "If we did give up a good scoring
opportunity, he was sharp."
Keough said: "I was just real nervous, I
wanted to come out there and get that first big
He did. And he did it with a little help from
his friends. "The team really played well today,"
Yeah, and Greg Louganis is just another diver.
Call it total team effort. The Wolverines
worked with only two defensive lines due to the
suspensions resulting from the melee in Bowling
Green. On, then off the ice. Twenty-second
shifts, 30-second shifts. Fatigue. But in the end,
"That's the type of team effort that we need,"
Berenson said. "A very unselfish game - we
played for the goaltender and the defense and that
was the type of game it was."
IT WAS Alex Roberts, ("I know I have a
tendency to take some bad penalties") sucking it
up, but not letting up, and avoiding the penalty
box. It was Brad Turner playing his usual
consistent game. It was Randy Kwong, who said
he was more tired from an Economics 401 exam
he took earlier in the day than from playing half
And finally, it was another 401 midtermer,
junior Mike Moes, who had played only one
game as a defenseman before his debut in
Bowling Green - and that was in junior hockey.
"I hope you've seen the last of Mike Moes on
defense," Berenson joked after the game, "because
I sure don't want to see him there anymore."
Moes said: "I second that notion really
quickly. I'm glad that's my last night on defense.
If you make a mistake, everyone knows about
BUT THEN AGAIN, if he does, there'll
be Timmy Keough, the guy who looks more like
he's on his way to Sunday school than he is to
the hockey arena, back there to save the day.
With 1:17 left in the game and Michigan
clinging to a one-goal lead, right wing Ted
Kramer fell to the ice with a knee injury. A long
time-out ensued. Berenson paced behind the
Michigan bench. He then reached for the water
bottle. Finally, he sat.
And there was Keough, all to himself,
completely still, genuflecting on one knee, with
his mask pushed up. The action had stopped. And
again he had time to think. Think about blowing
a lead. Think about ruining a perfect
performance. Think about voiding a win
Michigan worked to gain under crippling
So he was asked, "What were you thinking
during that break?"
"Keep the puck out of the net," he responded.
Which he did.
After the win, Tim sat with family and friends
at Casey McNabs, the bar-restaurant next to
where the team was staying. When he was ready
to leave he looked at his father. "Get a good
night's sleep," his father said.
Timmy Keough would sleep well - even if
he was tossing and turning.
Darryl Rogers coached his last game for the Detroit Lions
last Sunday, a 23-20 loss to Tampa Bay.
THE SPORTING VIEWS
Water poio ends
BY JOSH MITNICK
The Michigan water polo
swam to a second place finish
Midwestern Regional championships
this weekend in Evanston Ill., despite
missing three of its seven starters.
The Wolverines, who finished up
their season with a 16-9 mark, entered
their second straight tournament
missing goalie Todd Foley and several
important starters, including the MVP
of last week's Big Ten tournament
In addition, the squad's depth was
seriously depleted as they only had
two players coming off the bench.
UNDAUNTED by this apparent
disadvantage, the Wolverines once
again pulled together and staved off an
early exit from the double- elim-
Three Michigan players, Frank
Kreigler, John Koupal and Jeff Prince
were selected to the All-Midwestern
team. In addition, Kreigler, who was
playing in his last tournament for the
water polo team, was named the
"Frank was the motor of the team.
He was a leader. Every time someone
was tired he gave them encourage-
ment," said head coach Ben Quittner.
The short-handed Michigan team
played five matches on Saturday
which amounted to six hours of
intense water polo
AFTER battering Hope College,
18-1, Michigan was sent into the
loser's bracket by Dayton, who beat
them in overtime, 13-9.
Michigan rebounded, however, to
beat Northern Illinois (9-7), North-,
western (6-4) and Big Ten champion
Going into Sunday's showdown
against Dayton for the championship,;
the Wolverines had to win two;
straight matches. They never got pastI
the first, losing 14-4.
"We really wanted to beat Dayton, "
said Koupal. "Both games were really
physical, but the team was just flat,
their depth killed us."
THE SQUAD was pleased with
their second place finish in the
Midwestern sectionals. "The team
played a tough disciplined tourn-
ament. They really rose to the
occasion," said Quittner.
For varsity teams, the Midwestern
regionals are the stepping stone to the
NCAA tournament; the teams that
finish first and second receive a bid.
Because of the Michigan's status as a
club team, they will not get an
However, the squad is not dis-
appointed. "We feel as though we've
achieved a lot for the facilities we
have available to us. The team doesn't
feel the season was lessened because
we didn't get a bid," explained
ROSE BOWL '89
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" New Year's Eve Party
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SPRING TERM IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
With or without Rogers
Lions are the real losers
BY ADAM BENSON
One fact tells more about Darryl Rogers' career as Lions coach more
than any other: he didn't have a car commercial.
Rogers is not a very likable character. No one will ever accuse him of
having the humor of a Sparky Anderson, the style of a Chuck Daly, or
the character of a Jacques Demers, but Rogers had other drawbacks, too.
Car commercials are the symbol that a coach has arrived. Coaches are
good salesmen because fans trust them.
Too many football fans in this state remember Rogers leaving the
Michigan State football program for a more comfortable job at Arizona
State. Even when he returned to Michigan to join the Lions in 1985, fans
wondered aloud if he would stick around if a better job became open.
Rogers could not get back the fans' trust. But the fans would forget being
slighted if he could make the Lions an exciting football team.
DETROIT FANS are not picky. In fact, the fans even supported the
Lions when Billy Sims was here. The Lions did not win a lot during the
Sims era, but at least they were fun to watch.
The current version of the Lions lacks that excitement. While Rogers
can be blamed for the lackluster product that goes on the field, the Lions'
front office is more responsible for the team's sad state. After all, they
were the people stupid enough to hire Rogers in the first place.
Before Rogers, fans felt that the Lions cared about making money,
more than winning. It seemed that Owner William Clay Ford and General
Manager Russ Thomas were interested in the turnstyles, and not
touchdowns. Now that Ford made the long-awaited move of firing Rogers,
fans have realized that the Lions do intend to win. They just don't know
It is time for the Lions to have a complete makeover. The team needs
new coaches, new players, and even new uniforms.
THE LIONS have to be bold in their personnel moves. They should
hire San Fransisco 49er's offensive coordinator Dennis Green as their next
head coach. Green was the head coach at Northwestern in the early '80s,
so he knows how to be patient with a losing team. He also is one of the
great offensive minds in the NFL, masterminding the 49er's potent attack.
But I don't think the Lions will hire Green. If they were to do so, they
would become the first employers of a Black head coach in NFL history.
It seems to me that although Green is the most qualified man for the job,
the past histories of other NFL owners would indicate that coaching
ability may not be the Lions' first priority for hiring a coach.
Instead, the Lions' Public Relations office will come up with another
fancy slogan, and they'll get another top prospect in this year's NFL draft.
The Lions will convince the fans that Lhe team deserves another look.
Yet, because of Rogers, Detroiters will not get sucked up in this phony
enthusiasm as they have in the past.
Now that the Lions have lost their fans, they will have to make some
great personnel moves to win them back. Maybe the only sure move the
Lions could make is out of the Silverdome and into some other NFL-
desperate city, with fans who will accept a bad football team. Can
anybody say that the Lions would really be missed?
twgvrtty Of mkhk arcs 15th Arm Career Conference for
Minority Students &
Students With Disabilities
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t a .November 16
Ge 7:00-8:30 p.m.
HOUSE OF WINGS
For Further Information, Call 662-9895 between 7&8 pm.
University of Michigan
SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Jonathan Hirsh, conductor
Linda Furuyama, piano
Randall Thompson: "Frostina"
Fine: "Three Pieces from Alice in
Bernstein: Selections from "West Side Story"
Hill Auditorium, 8:00 p.m.
Zach will work to:
" Hold down tuition
" Reduce class sizes
" Improve campus safety
* Make MSA more accessible
Guest Jazz Lecture-Recital by Billy Taylor
"Jazz--America's Classical Music"
Rackham, 7:30 p.m.