100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

September 14, 1989 - Image 10

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Michigan Daily, 1989-09-14

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

*

Baseball
Open tryouts for students
Fisher Stadium
Tomorrow, 12 p.m.- 5 p.m.

SPORTS
-Thursday, September 14, 1989-

Football
vs. Notre Dame for all the marbles
Michigan Stadium
Sept. 16,3:30 p.m.
Page 10

The Michigan Daily

WHAT THE WOLVERINES ARE SAYING ABOUT

Tony

Rice

'The difference defensing them versus
other people is the extra dimension
they have at quarterback. Rice's speed
makes a lot of difference. That's the
difficult thing about Notre Dame -
their quarterback.'
-Michigan Head Coach
Bo Schembechler

0m

'Tony Rice. He's the man who makes
them click. If Tony Rice does not have
a good day that takes a lot of their of-
fense away. I watched him play
against Virginia and it seemed like he
has improved on his passing.'
-Michigan free safety Vada Murray

A

'The key to winning is our ability to
contain Rice. For them to win, they
have to keep us from containing Rice.
He's that much of a factor in this
game. The biggest part about Rice is
that he makes a play out of nothing.'
-Michigan Assistant Head Coach
Gary Moeller

iOTO

Notre Dame's Tony Rice has earned a sparkling reputation as an option quarterback who can also shine as a passer. He will test the Wolverine
defense this Saturday in Ann Arbor.

01

.

IRISH QB
Continued from Page 1
belong at Notre Dame because I
didn't score very high on the SAT.
The way I see it, I chose a hard road,
sat out my freshman year, and I'm
happy where I am now. I hope
people accept that no matter what it
is, he (myself) is trying to do his
best and he is happy at it."
Tony Rice's best on the gridiron
has made the football team that he
heads the No.1 team in the nation.
Notre Dame fans can accept that.
It is hard also not to accept Tony
Rice. The affable senior makes quick
friends among teammates,
dormmates and classmates. His easy-
going personality and charm show
no hint of a guy who has been
featured on the cover of Sports
Illustrated three times in the last
year.

4- V
..........................

but I know a lot of faces."
THAT EASY-GOING attitude
translates to success on the field, as
well.
"I smile a lot in the huddle," said
Rice, with a trace of that very smile.
"I'm the guy who talks in the huddle
and I try to keep my players up,
telling them 'we're ok, we can do
it.' When they get fired up, I get
fired up."
Rice fired off 70 completions in
138 attempts for 1,176 yards last
season, with eight touchdowns and 7
interceptions. One of Rice's favorite
targets is speedy sophomore Raghib
"Rocket" Ismail, who hauled in a
55-yard bomb from Rice at Southern
California.
"I like to throw long to Rocket
and Ricky Watters," said Rice. "You
know when you put it up there that
they're going to make things
happen."
Ismail shares the admiration for
Rice's talents, especially the
intangibles.
"HE IS always smiling, always
cheerful," said Ismail. "Even in the
huddle, he smiles. He takes away a
lot of the pressure that way. If there
is a bomb play to me, he'll look

over and give me this little wink,
and even if I drop it, he'll say,
'We'll get it' and still be smiling."
Rice's bread and butter, however,
has been the option running attack,
which he has directed with precision.
The Irish averaged 258 yards on the

ground last season, with three
players picking up more than 600
yards each for the season. Rice led
all rushers with 700 yards. Tailback
Tony Brooks, who, was not
readmitted to Notre Dame after
disciplinary actions last spring, and
Mark Green, now with the Chicago
Bears, followed with 667 and 646
yards, respectively.
Those 700 rushing yards by Rice
broke the Notre Dame record for
rushing yards by a quarterback in a
season, nearly doubling Joe
Theismann's 358 yards back in
1970.
Just as Rice has faced the critics,
so too has his team.

FALL RUSH
MASS MEETING TONIGHT
Sept. 14, 7:30 pm
Unicn Ballroom
1989-1990
Rrcternities At
Building on Nearly A
Century And A Half of
Traditions
Friendship
Excellence

"It all goes back to the way I was
brought up," said Rice. "I remember
my grandmother telling me that your
attitude will take you far in this life.
I'm down to earth, I'm not a big
superstar. I owe a lot to my friends
here who keep me in line. I like to
talk to people. I don't know names,

"A lot of people still do not
believe in Notre Dame," said Rice.
"That doesn't matter to me, thoughy
We control our own destiny. I know
we are capable of winning all ours
games. That's our goal. If we win
all our games, we win the nationat
-haropionship."

Rice

NEED MONEY?
WORK FOR
HOUSING!
Jobs with Housing Division's
Food Service offer
$5.00/hr. starting wages
FLEXIBLE HOURS
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
Phone or stop by the FoodService
Office of any 7al.
Alice Lloyd ............................764-1183
B ursley ................................... 763-1121
East Quad ..............................764-0136
Couzens Hall .................. .....764-2142
Law Quad ...................... 764-1115
Mosher Jordan ......................763-9946

GET IT!
T E
C ROp

a 1:

; t
sd
..+t
ai

9

The Personal Column I
MICHIGAN DAILY CLASSIFIED ADS

S

Stanley H. Kaplan rovides the most expert
preparation available or the FMGEMS, NMB and
FLEX. We've prepared tens of thousands of foreign
medical school graduates for the FMGEMS and
FLEX, and as many American medical school
students for the NMB. Weve applied our twenty
years of expertise to our review courses for
foreign-trained medical graduates taking the
NMB. Our FMGMS, NMB and FLEX Review
Courses are modular, are self-paced and feature
curriculum-matching supplements. And our
Centers are open days, evenings and weekends.
(-,3.11 Ie rl\ 11

4

le

Back to Top

© 2020 Regents of the University of Michigan