10- The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, September 21, 1994
Colorado coach keeps
memories of Michigan
By CHAD A. SAFRAN
Daily Football Writer
Colorado coach Bill McCartney finally gets his chance to see what the
view is like from the visiting sideline in Michigan Stadium Saturday.
From 1974-81, McCartney served as a defensive assistant to then-Wolver
ine head coach Bo Schembechler. McCartney, a native of Riverview, Mich.,
replaced Gary Moeller as defensive coordinator in 1977, following Moeller's
departure for the head coaching position at Illinois.
While many former Michigan assistants go on to other programs, few of
them come to the Wolverines directly from the prep level, as McCartney did.
He led Divine Child High School in Dearborn to a 30-5 mark during his three-
year tenure (1971-73) as head football coach.
McCartney considers his arrival at Michigan in 1974 to be one of his
"If I'm not mistaken I think I'm the only high school coach out of Michigan
that Bo ever hired," McCartney said. "I certainly wasn't ready when they hired0
me, but they gave me an opportunity."
McCartney acknowledged the 1980 season and eventual 23-6 1981 Rose
Bowl victory as another of his fonder moments on the sidelines with Michigan.
The reason that year stands out? The final 18 quarters of the regular season, the
Wolverines did not allow a touchdown. They also kept Washington from
reaching the end zone in Pasadena.
McCartney is not alone in making a coaching return to Michigan. Offen-
sive coordinator Elliot Uzelac worked under Schembechler in 1974 and from
LIGHTING IT UP: The Michigan defense allowed an average of 427 yards in.0
the Wolverines' first two contests this season, but neither Boston College nor
Notre Dame brought in the impressive offensive statistics the Buffaloes
Colorado ranks third nationally in scoring with 51.5 points per game,
including 55 in its win over Wisconsin. Kordell Stewart leads an offense that
ranks fourth in the NCAA in total offense (548.5 yards per game).
Individual standouts highlight the Buffaloes' potent attack, especially
Stewart. The senior quarterback owns the fifth-best individual total offense
mark in the country with 296 yards per game. His 8-for-15, 249-yard, two-
touchdown effort against the Badgers helped him garner Big Eight Offensive
Player of the Week honors. Stewart also holds an efficiency rating of 203.50
(No.2 in Division I-A). He needs just 156 yards to break the school's total
offense record of 5,808 yards, held by Darian Hagan.
Yet the Colorado attack still relies on the ground game a great deal.
Tailback Rashaan Salaam is first in the NCAA in scoring with 42 points and
scored four touchdowns against the Badgers.
IT WAS 20 YEARS AGO TODAY: Colorado and Michigan played their only
previous matchup against one another Sept. 21, 1974. The Wolverines
blanked the Buffaloes, 31-0, behind the running of Rob Lyte (66 yards)
and Chuck Heater (74 yards), currently Colorado's secondary coach.
Michigan held the Buffaloes to 181. yards on the day while totaling 388
yards of its own.
MARQUEE MATCHUPS: While Colorado remains a formidable opponent for
the entire Michigan team, Wolverine wide receiver Amani Toomer needs to
deal with another outstanding defensive back out to stop him. Notre Dame's
All-America, Bobby Taylor, was in charge of shutting down Toomer two
weeks ago. Now, Chris Hudson stands in his way.
Hudson, one of the preseason candidates for the Jim Thorpe Award as the
nation's best defensive back, is just four interceptions shy of breaking the
Colorado school record.
The Wolverines have one of college football's top cornerbacks as well in
Ty Law, who came into the 1994 season as a contender for the Thorpe Award.
Law will have his hands full with Michael Westbrook, Colorado's game-
breaking wideout, who returned from a one-game suspension against Wiscon-
sin and caught three passes, including one touchdown, for 84 yards.
SEASON TICKETS: $80
" Student ticket will not include games vs. Jackson State (Dec. 22),
Purdue (Jan. 3), Indiana (Feb. 19) and Illinois (Feb. 26) due to
University break periods. A $65, four game, blue section
package will be offered in addition to the student season ticket.
" Make checks payable to Michigan Ticket Department.
" Credit cards will not be accepted for season ticket paymgntL.
3,100 TICKETS AVAILABLE
" If more than 3,100 applications are received on the first day of the
sale, split season tickets will be issued according to the chart below.
" Only those individuals applying together will be guaranteed the
same split season ticket package.
" Recipients of full season tickets will be determined by the number
of consecutive years of purchase.
" If all tickets are not sold on the first day of the sale, basketball tickets
will continue to be sold at the Athletic Ticket Office from 8:00am
to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, until sold out.
" Students will be permitted to submit applications for classmates by
providing additional valid student I.D. cards, completed applications
COLORADO SPORTS INFORMATION
Bill McCartney (left) and Bo Schembechler share a laugh during
Schembechler's 1993 visit to Colorado's spring football practice. McCartney
served as a defensive assistant under Schembechler from 1974-1981.
McCartney became defensive coordinator in 1977 after current Michigan
head coach Gary Moeller left to take the head coaching position at Illinois.
Split Season Ticket Chart
# of student # of students # of students
ticket receiving full receiving split
applications season tickets season tickets
1/29 St. John's
2/8 Ohio State
3/8 Penin State
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1/22 Michigan St.
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