22 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, April 19, 1994
Lions look at Rypien as
possible backup for '94
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP)-Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien visited
the Silverdome yesterday as a candidate in the Detroit Lions backup quarter-
back search, his first visit to an NFL team since being cut by the Redskins.
Rypien, an unrestricted free-agent, said he left with a favorable impression.
"One thing that intrigues me about the Detroit Lions is that there are only
a handful of teams that I think can see that light at the end of the tunnel and
possibly win a Super Bowl championship," Rypien said. "I think Detroit is one
of those teams."
The Lions, who signed free-agent quarterback Scott Mitchell to a reported
three-year, $11.1 million-pact in March, lost out in the Wade Wilson sweep-
stakes to New Orleans and are still looking for a backup.
The 6-foot-4 Rypien, Dave Krieg (Kansas City) and Sean Salisbury
(Minnesota) are all in the running. And with the salary-cap restrictions, the
Lions don't appear to be willing to spend more than $1 million a year on a
second-string quarterback. Rypien's base salary was $3 million last year.
"Wherever I go now, if here or anywhere, it will be in the backup role and
I'll have to accept that," Rypien said. "They (Detroit) have a young quarter-
back they're going to hang their hat on, and I think I could help him. But it's
also a situation if things don't work out with him the Lions will still want to
try and win football games."
Rypien played seven seasons in Washington and was a hero in the
Redskins' 1991-92 Super Bowl championship season. Last season he com-
pleted 166-of-319 passes for 1,514 yards, but had just four touchdown tosses
end 10 interceptions.
"The most important part of the visit was Mark sat down with the coaches
And learned what role he would have on this team," Lions General Manager
Chuck Schmidt said. "Once that's clear and he accepts it, it's just a matter of
what we can fit in under the salary cap.
"We didn't give him (Rypien) a deadline, but we'd like to get something
Cdone as soon as possible."
Women golfers finally
emerge with success
By REBECCA MOATZ
DAILY SPORTS WRITER
Following weeks of frustrating fin-
ishes behind Big Ten rivals, the Michi-
gan women's golf team finally had its
place in the sun with a third place
finish in the Irish Invitational this
Finishing just 13 strokes out of
first place, the Wolverines (341-328-
330-999) achieved their best finish of
the season in the nine team tourna-
ment. As expected, Wisconsin won
the tournament 333-339-314-986,
while Illinois claimed second (338-
After 36 holes on the first day of
play, the Fighting Illini led, with
Michigan second and Wisconsin 11
shots behind in third. However, after
adjusting to the first day's 35-40 mile-
per-hour winds, the Badgers showed
their strength on the second day,
outscoring their nearest opponents by
"We did real well with the condi-
tions," Michigan coach Kathy
Teichert said. "When you are in those
conditions, it is hard to select the right
clubs and holes are longer ... scores
The Wolverines' effective weather
adjustment was seen in their first and
second round scores. After shooting a
341 in the first round, the team dropped
13 swings, achieving a 328 on the
back 18 holes.
Despite the harsh conditions, three
of Michigan's six golfers placed in
the top 20 for the first time all season.
For the third consecutive week, sopho-
more Shannon McDonald led the
Wolverines (83-77-84), tying for sec-
ond with Wisconsin's Alissa Herron
and Purdue's Kris Lindstrom.
McDonald is consistently improv-
ing her finishes, tying for 12th at the
Indiana Invitational, 10th at the USF
'We did real well with
the conditions. When
you are in those
conditions, it is hard to
select the right clubs
and holes are longer.
scores are high.'
women's golf coach
Invitational and now second.
"Shannon really played good golf.
She is on a roll," Teichert said.
Freshman Wendy Westfall placed
13th (87-85-80-252) while junior
Jenny Zimmerman placed 16th (89-
After a couple of days off - in
order for the players to study for ex-
ams - the team will continue prac-
ticing for its one remaining tourna-
ment and the conference champion-
ship which begins May 6.
Beating Michigan State and
Purdue this weekend - which ac-
cording to McDonald was key to the
Wolverine's confidence level -
should place Michigan anywhere be-
tween sixth and last place at the cham-
"It all depends on the conditions,"
Teichert said. "It is a long course, but
we have been playing well."
The team's consistent improve-
ment this season, coupled with wins
over the Spartans, the Boilermakers
and Minnesota, have helped the Wol-
verines overcome the lack of confi-
dence they suffered from at the begin-
ning of the spring. The combination
of these accomplishments could cre-
ate a successful final ranking.
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