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*The Michigan Daily
.Howard copes with
by Theodore Cox
Daily Football Writer
t Yesterday was supposed to be a day of rest for the football players, al-
lowing them some time to enjoy last Saturday's 24-14 victory over Notre
Dame. But for Michigan's Desmond Howard, the day filled up fast. After
a-full day of classes, the junior receiver spent the afternoon at the Athletic
*Administration Building, handling as many interview requests as he could.
It is no secret Howard is now one of the top candidates for the Heisman
trophy, after scoring six touchdowns in the season's first two games - all
on national television. The Wolverines have not featured a player who at-
tracted this much media interest since Anthony Carter in the early 80s.
Michigan coach Gary Moeller avoided saying the word "Heisman" at
his weekly luncheon yesterday, but he does concede Howard is a special
9'He's got a little God-given talent," Moeller admitted reluctantly.
Moeller still follows the principle of his coach at Ohio State, Woody
Hayes, which states complementing a player only hurts him because he
becomes overconfident. The difference between Moeller and Hayes is that
Moeller can't force himself to play psychological games with the media
"I've talked to Desmond about this and I said, 'You know, I can't lie to
people, and I really think you are playing extremely well right now and
I'm going to tell people that. But you also understand that the minute I
tell people that, I'm really doing you a disfavor because you are supposed
to, get soft on me,"' Moeller said.
But this doesn't mean the coach can't rib his top player: "Everybody
talks about Desmond being so good - he dropped the one incomplete pass
Elvis Grbac (who went 20-22 against Notre Dame) had. The other one Gr-
* bac threw away."
. Howard agrees with Moeller that the attention should stay on the team
afid not the individual. "Anything I can do to help the team win, I'm out to
do," Howard said.
Howard wasn't the only target
Grbac used this weekend. Flanker
Walter Smith, split end John Elli-
son and tailback Tyrone Wheatley
all recorded their first pass recep-
tions as Wolverines. Flanker Yale
VanDyne helped take some of the
pressure off Howard with six
"Yale VanDyne can catch the
football. He's got good hands. He's
0a good kid," Moeller said.
"Sometime he'll prove it to you,
but he can run better than what peo-
ple think and he can run after he gets
the ball too."
A MOUTHFUL: Michigan's
Steve Everitt will be out three to
four weeks with a broken jaw. The
junior center was injured on Ricky
Powers' 16-yard touchdown run in
the second quarter.
A Notre Dame linebacker's hel-
met apparently caused the injury, his
helmet making impact just under
Everitt's face mask. Because his
Everitt helmet had come off twice earlier in
the game, many initially believed Everitt's helmet came off before the hit.
After talking with the equipment manager and his players about any
equipment problems yesterday, Moeller concluded the problem is not with
the helmets, which feature a double-strap safety mechanism.
It was also believed that Everitt lost some teeth. However, doctors re-
futed this, explaining that some teeth were embedded deep in his gums.
After he was taken off the field, Everitt told doctors to postpone tak-
ing x-rays so he could watch the rest of the game.
"He's tough. If someone can stand pain, it's him," Moeller said. "But
diet becomes a very big problem. We can make milk shakes and all that, but
from what I'm told, that stuff tastes terrible. So how well will he like it?
0 And will he eat it?"
Moeller said Everitt was upset about having to miss the Florida State
game. The Miami native said he knows half the players on the Seminole
Matt Elliott moved over to the center spot from left guard to replace
Everitt and Doug Skene will take Elliott's position. Offensive tackle
Greg Skrepenak doesn't feel the short term loss will slow the Wolver-
"I don't want to play without him, but if we're going to have to, we're
going to have to," the co-captain said. "The whole line is interchangeable
and we could put a lot of different guys in a lot of different positions and
4 expect them to play just as good as the guy before them."
Blue stickers edge Central, 1-0
Time expires on Chippewas to give 'M' third victory
by Andy Stabile
Daily Sports Writer
One more second.
That's how much longer the
CMU field hockey team wanted
last night's game to last.
At Oosterbaan Field House last
night, Michigan defeated the
Chippewas, 1-0. But had regulation
time lasted another second, over-
time would have been necessary. As
the horn signalling the end of the
game sounded, Michigan goalkeeper
Nicole Hoover sprawled across the
front of the net for a ball that was
just out of her reach. Into the net
went the ball.
"That would have been the tying
goal," third year Michigan coach
Patti Smith said. "But time ran
Michigan (3-1) controlled play
in the Chippewas' (0-2) end for
most of the game, but couldn't
score. After a scoreless 35-minute
first half, it took 27 minutes of the
second half before Wolverine for-
ward Katie Vignevic put home a
"I knewit would happen,"
Smith said. "We just had to keep
Despite the victory, wasted op-
portunities bothered Smith.
"Our corners were horrible
tonight; there are no two ways
about that," she said. "We just
wanted to concentrate on getting
our shots and getting second shots."
Shots on net were not the prob-
lem for the Wolverine offense; they
outshot Central Michigan, 29-7.
Michigan's problem was CMU
Michigan outshot Central Michigan, 29-7, but could only manage one goal.
goalkeeper Becky Engart, who
turned away all but one of the balls
sent her way.
"Becky's going to keep us in
games," CMU coach Cristy Freese
said. "They (Michigan) kept posses-
sion better, their stick to stick pass-
ing was better. We would have
loved to come out of here with a
win, but we play a young team and
this is only our second game."
"Their goalie was on the money
tonight." Smith said. "They're a
scrappy team. They have speedy
players that can turn the game
"Central Michigan always
makes me nervous, but I feel we
outplayed them," she added. "We
had some substitutions and people
playing different positions in there
tonight, so things weren't always so
Substitutions included rookie
Jenny Ridgley who started in place
of last year's leading scorer, Katie
Thomas. While in the game, the
young forward created two scoring
opportunities, but couldn't convert.
"She played a good game," Smith
said. "But she's still young. She'll
improve as a player."
Getting Thomas back into the
game proved to be a good move for
Smith; it was Thomas who trig-
gered the scoring penalty corner,
teaming up with sophomore Kalli
Hose to assist Vignevic's game-
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1. Houston at Illinois 11. Florida at Syracuse
2. Kentucky at Indiana . 12. Temple at Clemson
3. Michigan St. at Notre Dame 13. Utah St. at Oklahoma
4. Minnesota at Colorado 14. Georgia at Alabama
5. Northwestern at Rutgers 15. Missouri at Baylor
6. Washington St.aat Ohio St. 16. Miss. St. at Tennessee
7. Brigham Young at Penn St. 17. Texas A&M at Tulsa
8. Iowa St. at Wisconsin 18. Virginia at Georgia Tech
9. Akron at Central Michigan 19. Auburn at Texas
10. Washington at Nebraska 20. WVU at Maryland
Tiebreaker: Michigan State Notre Dame
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Others receiving votes: North Carolina 91, Oregon 71,
Alabama 67, UCLA 66, Texas 41, N. Carolina St. 29, Air
Force 16, Michigan State 12, Central Michigan 11,
Mississippi 6, Fresno St. 4, San Diego St. 4, Kansas 3,
Missouri 3, Minnesota 2.
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