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COTSON I KA
Continued from Page 16
uition. Michigan coaches have no
such special privleges.
Maybe Mattison is doing this for
old times' sake. He coached under
Bob Davie at Texas A&M from 1989-
91. He was a defensive line coach,
and Davie was the defensive coordi-
nator.
Mattison probably learned a lot
from Davie. He probably liked him.
K ut didn't Davie teach him about loy-
4 ty as well as defensive schemes?
Didn't he teach him that if you have
integrity, you don't switch sides in a
rivalry this easily, this suddenly?
Didn't he teach him that you don't
build trust in your players and then
destroy it for a new opportunity?
A kick in the groin.
Mattison is one of the five finalists
for the Broyles Award, which recog-
nizes the top assistant coach in col-
'lege football each year. The winner
will be announced Dec: 11 in Little
Rock, Ark., and Mattison has a good
chance to win.
Since taking over from Lloyd Carr
as defensive coordinator last season,
he improved the Wolverines' defense
tremendously. Carr's crew was awful;
Mattison's is wonderful. The defense
has won a lot of games for Michigan
this season, games like Colorado and
Ohio State.
Mattison's defense played like an
ameoba. When at its best, the defense
was just a blob of continuous, suffo-
cating action. The players were tight.
The players trusted each other. The
players knew that they could count
on their partners to be there when it
counted.
They learned that from Mattison.
And yesterday, Mattison flushed
*ose principles down the toilet.
What is a player supposed to
think?
A stab in the back.
We don't know why Mattison left
for sure. We don't know how long he
is going to stick around Ann Arbor.
But what we do know is that when
your best people leave for a place like
Notre Dame, a place supposedly on
our level at the top of college foot-
all, there is a serious problem.
It might be Carr. It might be the
Athletic Department. It might be
these four-loss seasons that are piling
up.
Whatever the reason, this is a
wake-up call. Michigan can't keep
fooling around. If this trend contin-
ues, more and more good men will
defect to places like Notre Dame, and
Michigan will lose more and more
*mes.
A national search must be made
for a replacement immediately.
Michigan can't make the mistake it
made when it named Carr as head
coach. Michigan can't promote a sec-
ond-rate assistant who has never held
such a position before, no matter how
good a person he is, no matter how
much he loves Michigan.
The time is now for the Wolverines
;.put their foot down, or else the rug
will be out from under them so
qsuickly, they'U wake up in some
6w1 named after underwear.
Wake up Michigan. Mattison may
be called a traitor, but he may also be
caled a whistle-blower. There are
problems, and finding solutions
Ieeds to start today - and Sept. 27,
14997.
tThat's the day Michigan plays
attison's new team. Notre Dame.
Nicholas J Cotsonika can be
reached over e-mail at

cotsonik@umich.edu.
FAMILY
Continued from Page 16
:,up with 13 points, three of six from
ehind the arc, five of 11 total from the
Field. Detroit mixed up its defense,
throwing in a little zone with its man-to-
man. Zones open up the perimeter,
though, and Bullock let fly.
"We wore them done and forced them
to play a lot of zone in the second half"
Bullock said.
He nailed a 3-pointer from the top of
the key with two seconds left in the first
to bring the Wolverines to within two.
fter Jerod Ward hit a three to open up
e second half, Bullock followed with a
Detroit player's hand in his face.
Suddenly the Wolverines were up, 40-
36.
"AEvery team is gonna pay so much
attention to our big men, they're gonna
forget about me every so often, and
when they forget that's when I got to kill
'em right there," Bullock said.
WITANS
Continued from Page 16
"We had guys 6-5 and 6-7 playing
the post," Detroit coach Perry
~Watson said. We can't bring in All-
Aericans and All-Staters off the
bench."

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No. 7 MICHIGAN AT No. 10 DUKE
Sunday, 130 p.m., CEPS (Channel 62)
The Matchups « By John Lerol and Danielle Rumore
Point Guard: Junior Steve Wojciechowski Advantage: Duke Point Guard: Junior starter Travis Conlan
is a terrific floor leader, averaging six is an excellent defender, who should be
assists per game while only turning the able to check Capel or Price. However,
ball over three times In five games. He he is not the floor leader Wojciechowski
already has 17 steals and chips in eight is and has contributed little offensively.
points per game as well as being a 73 Brandun Hughes' quickness will have to
percent shooter from the free-throw line. play a major factor for Michigan to win.
Shooting Guard: Junior Jeff Capel and Advantage: Duke Shooting Guard: Sophomore Louis
sophomore Trajan Langdon have both been Bullock has regained his touch recently,
hot this season, averaging over 10 points hitting 16 of his last 29 from 3-point
per game apiece. The Blue Devils are range. He's also a terrific free-throw
potent from the perimeter and quick defen- j shooter, which will benefit the
sively when both are on the floor at the Wolverines down the stretch if the game
same time - a common occurrence lately. is close.
Small Forward: Six-foot-five junior Ricky Advantage: Duke Small Forward: Junior Jerod Ward has
Price has seen a decline in playing time looked solid in his return after injuries, the
due to Langdon's stellar season. Price, last two seasons, averaging over 10 points
who averages nine points per game, is a per game. Still, he hasn't made a huge
solid complement to Langdon, but his 1 impact in any game to date. It's more like-
vast potential, much like Jerod Ward, ly that Ward will slip into the shadows
has gone untapped. than step to the forefront Sunday.
Power Forward: Junior Roshown McLeod Advantage: Michigan Power Forward: Junior Maurice Taylor will
has been the biggest surprise for the be the best player on the floor Sunday.
Blue Devils this season. He stole the He should be able to dominate inside
starting spot from Taymon Domzalski, a offensively if his teammates get him the
6-10, 240-pound bruiser, with his athlet- ball. The return of junior Maceo Baston
ic ability and 11 points-per-game aver- will be huge - the junior scored 15
age. Both rely on grit more than talent. points in just 22 minutes against Detroit.

FILE PHOTO/Daily
Last season, the Wolverines were able to corner Jeff Capel and the Blue Devils. It
was a rare occurrence, however. Michigan has always struggled with Duke.
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Season
1995-96
1994-95
1993-94
1992-93
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Site
Ann Arbor
Durham
Ann Arbor
Durham
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Venue
Crisler Arena
Cameron Indoor Stadium
Crisler Arena
Cameron Indoor Stadium
Metrodome
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Winner Score
Michigan 88-84
Duke 69-59
Duke 73-63
Duke 79-68
Duke 71-51
Duke 88-85
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Center: Senior co-captain Greg Newton
is one of the last remnants of Duke's
glory years. Newton, a classic over-
achiever, has a soft touch from 12 feet
and uses his experience in the paint to
average a team-high 12.8 points and 7.6
rebounds per game.
Intangibles: Duke has three distinct
advantages here: 1) Mike Krzyzewski is
a far better coach than Steve Fisher. 2)
Revenge. The Blue Devils hated.losing
to Michigan last season. 3) Cameron
Indoor Stadium is so loud and obnox-
ious, it's the best sixth-man in America.

Advantage: Michigan

Center: Baston and 300-pound sopho-
more Robert Traylor are better scorers
and rebounders than Newton. The pair
will have to win the war on the boards,
something the Wolverines have had trou-
ble doing at times this season, for
Michigan to have a chance.

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ke intangibles: Michigan is coming off its
first win the the series since 1989. But,
the Wolverines have had absolutely no
success in Cameron Indoor Stadium,
dropping their last two games. But
Michigan has a 4-0 record and a No. 7
ranking on the line.

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Overall: Krzyzewski can throw any of 10
players on the court and not lose much.
Duke is so deep, Capel, the Blue Devils'
leading scorer, has come off the bench for
much of the season. Duke has a distinct
advantage on the perimeter and if it can
contain Taylor. This one won't be close.

Overall: Coach Steve Fisher will rotate just
seven players. With four games in eight
days and Duke's deep bench, the
Wolverines will be exhausted by the sec-
ond half. Only a huge game by Taylor or
Bullock and some unlikely support from
Baston, Ward or Hughes will spell victory.

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