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September 19, 1997
.M spikers lose
Chase for weekend
By Tracy Sandier
Daily Sports Writer .
While the Michigan volleyball
team prepares for tonight's match
against North Carolina and tomor-
*w night's meeting against Duke,
the Wolverines will be without junior
outside hitter Karen Chase.
After missing last weekend's LSU
iger Invitational, Chase had a bone
scan Tuesday, which came up nega-
Michigan coach Greg Giovanazzi
said that Chase has a disc problem
and will likely not return to practice
til next Tuesday.
"That doesn't make her very prob-
able for even next weekend,"
Giovanazzi said. "So maybe we'll
enter the Big Tun season without her,
the first weekend."
For now, though, the Wolverines
(5-4) have North Carolina on their
minds, and they're working on set-
ting their lineup.
"We know that we'll start Sarah
"chnke outside," G iovanazzi said.
c'll use Anne Poglits a lot more
iis weekend. Anne, every weekend.
is getting better. So, we're going to
use her front row and Jane Stevens
Looking at the Wolverines' two
weekend opponents, the teams are
around the same level. The differ-
ences lie in their areas of expertise.
"I think that we're going to find
these two teams to be extraordinarily
,cn, maybe with different
1trengths," Giovanazzi said. "I think
North Carolina will be a little bit
more like us, as far as sonic good
attacki g, mainly running people on
"I think we'll look at Duke and see
then as a good ball control team that
we're going to have to have a lot of
patience against, and maybe over-
whelm them with a more powerful
The Wolverines would like to
return home with two victories, but
winning is not Michigan's only con-
The Big Tlen season begins Sept.
26 at Minnesota, with another match
at Iowa the following day. This
weekend's back-to-back matches
will serve as a practice run.
"It's very unusual for me, but I'm
not very focused on the other two
teams this weekend, because we're
going in without Karen, and because
our focus is to get two good nights in
this weekend," Giovanazzi said.
"One of the reasons we enlisted
for this tournament is to prepare for
what's a normal Big 'Tn weekend.
It's exactly like this weekend. Two
good matches. Back-to-back nights."
St ill of concern to the Wolverines
is their inability to come through in
It has been a focus of practice this
week, something that the team has
worked on by practicing game situa-
tions and by talking about the problem.
"We haven't been doing much
technical work," Giovanazzi said.
"We've been doing a lot of work on
sticking with one lineup and seeing
whether or not the people mesh and
then also giving people an opportu-
nity to do a little more concentrated
work on game situations."
Part of the problem is a confi-
dence issue, although Giovanazzi
said it should not be a problem.
"This is a team that's 5-4,"
Ciovanazzi said. "I don't think they
should have at confidence crisis. I
think they should be holding their
heads pretty high and looking at fin-
ishing the preseason at 7-4."
to take on
By John Lroi
Daily Sports Editor
If Baylor coach Dave Roberts is trying to finagle a nice
lunch out of the Michigan football coaches, he knows flattery
goes a long way.
Roberts spent most of this week gushing about how good
the Wolverines are. He even said that after Michigan whipped
fellow-Big 12 opponent Colorado, he threw up and then cried.
While that may be an exaggeration on Roberts' part, the first-
year coach left Waco yesterday puckering up, ready to lay i
smooch on Michigan's boots when the Bears (1-1) take on l
8 Michigan (1-0) tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. in Michigan Stadiu
"We just sat down and looked at the Colorado tape and sail
'woo!"' Roberts said. "We looked at their big ol'linemen and
said 'Hey, we don't have any big ol' linemen.
"We do a lot of the same things that Colorado does, and
they pretty much shut down Colorado ... There's always a w
to attack defenses, but I don't know how we're going to do iC
Roberts may be feigning ignorance - he didn't just pick up
a tape of Michigan for the first time. Roberts was the offensi
coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Notre Dame from 199
96, so he has a good idea of what Michigan brings to the tabe
"They are a good bit better than the Michigan teams f
remember," Roberts said. "They used to just sit back and play
defense, now they're attacking. I think their new defensiv
coordinator (Jim Herrmann) has brought a new look f
Michigan football, and it looks really, really good."
The Wolverines held the Buffaloes to just 224 yards of total
offense last weekend, only 49 of which came on the groundJ
tDaay The passing game wasn't exactly successful either: Colora
quarterback John Hessler completed just 15 of 40 passes a4
See BAYLOR, Page E
Will Carr call for the play-action rolloi4
that Tuman and Griese performed fot#
times last week? Count on it.
Baylor's diminutive cornerbacks,
foot-1l Matt Anderson and 5-9 Robert
PASSING OFFENSE VS. Neal, are good news for 6-3 Michige
G DEFENSE: A year ago at receiver Tai Streets, who should have i
would have thought that problem using his height to his advanta M
could ever be the eighth- EDGE: Michigan
a 21-for-28, 258-yard,
n game can do for you.
s for the first time in his
d with confidence, as are
BAYLOR RUSHING OFFENSE
backers are maybe a little MICHIGAN RUSHING DEFENSE: Afi
Michigan safeties, mean- shutting down Herchell Troutman arlo
nd Jerame Tuman should the Colorado running game for just Q
ay for the second week. See MATCHUPS, Page
Baylor coach Dave Roberts said that he won't throw at Charles Woodson, who burned Colorado last
week with an interception.
Baylor Bears mere cu bs In
By Alan Goldenbach
Daily Spots Hitor
A coach's use of reverse psychology
does not have any bearing on the out-
come of a football game.
Michigan coach lloyd Carr and
Baylor skipper Dave Roberts have each
employed this tactic of exaggerating the
differences between their teams in an
effort to alter what is a clear mismatch
Auler he finishes his well-documented
episode of throwing up and crying,
Roberts and his Bears, last year's whip-
ping boys of the Big 12's south division,
should receive quite a few extra lashes
MICHICAN RUSHING OFFENSE VS.
BAYLOR RUSHING DEFENSE: Like
Michigan, Baylor employs a 4-3 defen-
sive front chiefly aimed at stopping the
run. Unlike Michigan, though, this setup
has been ineffective in the Bears' first
two contests this season, in which they
have allowed 484 yards on the ground to
two teams that do not rely on their run-
ning games - Miami (Fla.) and Fresno
Baylor can only hope that Michigan's
running game is as inconsistent as it was
last week. That should not be the case
since the Wolverines will benefit from
the return of center Zach Adami, who sat
out last week with an ailing back.
With Adami's return and the young
oftensive line settling in, the backs can
set their sights on 100-yard games.
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