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Imagine how former Michigan
coach and future television
commentator Bo Schembechler
will react when he sees Michigan
quarterback Elvis Grbac set up in
shotgun formation.
Maybe ABC should use a five-
second delay.
"We've been working out of it
a little," Grbac said. "Mo (Michi-
gan coach Gary Moeller) wants to
get away from conservative

Grbac is back, leads Blue attack

running,"
"You've got to stay up with
.football today," Moeller said. "We
have more receivers now than in
the past. We could potentially
shotgun. It's not big in my plans,
however. When it's third-and-
nine, you're just moving him back
there. It's not to be fancy. It may
be the best way to execute that
play."

Whether in or out of the
shotgun, Grbac will start at
quarterback for the second straight
season. With the return of receiv-
ers Desmond Howard and Derrick
Alexander, Grbac has the opportu-
nity to rack up some staggering
numbers.,
Grbac's stats from last year
shouldn't be overlooked either.
He set a single-season Michigan

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record with 21 touchdown passes,
while throwing for 1,911 yards and
connecting 58.3 percent of the
time. He also posted a touchdown-
to-interception ratio of 3.4.
"Realistically, we should
expect him to be as good a
quarterback as there is in the Big
Ten," Moeller said. "I think he'll
be better as a quarterback. You've
got to make sure that he tries to
get a little bit better, not a whole
lot better. Otherwise, you start
trying to do things that you
shouldn't be doing."
The 6-foot-5, 228-pounder
added 10 pounds to his frame
during the offseason. He did
suffer from a broken thumb in the
spring intra-squad game, but it
shouldn't present any problems
now.
"Elvis is a good kid," Moeller
said. "He works hard. He does the
things to try to develop himself to
be a good quarterback. He's a

good conditioner. He runs and lifts
weights. Those kinds of things
prove the kid has a good attitude."
"He's probably the smartest
player on the field," Howard said.
"He watches more film than
anybody else."
And yet it is the mental part of.
the game that worries Elvis the
most
"You can gpt conditioned most
during the summer, but when it
comes down to the Ohio State
game, the Illinois game, when you
go out to the Rose Bowl, it's really
mental," he said. "If we can get
over the mental part of it, we'll
have a good season.
"As a young player, I think
anybody like that doesn't want to
make a really big mistake," he
added. "But now, I think once you
get confidence in the offense, and
with the offensive line that we
have, I think I can make a couple
more plays on my own and use my
athletic ability."
Backing up Grbac will be Todd
Collins and then Ken Sollom. 4

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Brand names? Of course. And we get high marks
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But we're always that way.

Matt Elliott returns to the nation's most respected offensive line.

Skrepenak
best and th
A couple of weeks ago, Frank
Deford stated on ESPN that "big
people are the latest rage." It was
said in -reference to Detroit Tiger
Cecil Fielder, but if true, people
will love the Michigan offensive
line.
The biggest "Big Boy" is none
other than all-American tackle
Greg Skrepenak. At 6-foot-8, 322
pounds, and size 17EEE feet, the
man dons the biggest uniform in

leads the
ie biggest
Michigan history. And believe it or
not, the Michigan co-captain
actually lost weight from a few
years back when he tipped, or
shall we say crushed the scales at
370 pounds.
6-foot-6, 2%-pounder Rob
Doherty, 6-foot-3, 294-pounder
Joe Cocozzo, 6-foot-5, 275-
pounder Steve Everitt, and finally
6-foot-3, 269-pounder Matt Elliott
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