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14B - The Michigan Daily - KICKOFF 2000 - Thursday, September 7, 2000

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6-2 Big Ten, 10-2 overall
defeated Florida in Citrus Bowl
No. 7 AP, No. 7 coaches after 1999
1 Number-crunching:

1999 results:

Sept. 2
Sept. 11
Sept. 18
Sept. 25
Oct. 2
Oct. 9
Oct. 16
Oct. 23
Nov. .6
Nov.13
Nov. 20
Jan. 1

MicHiGAN ST. 27. Oregon 20
MiCHIGAN Sr. 51, E. Michigan 7
Michigan St. 23, NOTRE DAME 13
Michigan St. 27.uILLINOIS 10
MICHIGAN ST. 49. Iowa 3
MICHIGAN Sr. 34, Michigan 31
PURDUE 52. Michigan St. 28
WISCONSIN 40. Michigan St. 10
KMIcHIAN ST. 23, Ohio State 7
Michigan St. 34. N'WESTERN 0
MiCIHGAN ST. 35, Penn State 28
Michigan St. 37, Florida 34

Statistic

Big Ten
Rank

146.5 rushing YPG
221.7 passing YPG
31.5 points per game
76.2 YPG allowed rushing
20.4 points per game allowed
".18 turnover margin

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SATURDl~nt, OcTOBER 21,3:30 .
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Is it possible that a lack of
Vitamin D might turn one green?
We'll never know, because the
Sparties have been that way for
years. But it is safe to say there will
be a shortage of good D' in East
Lansing this fall.
"No question we lost a lot of
players from last season," said
Michigan State coach Bobby
Williams. "A lot of defensive play-
ers - but I think we have a good
nucleus of players coming back."
Williams didnt mention that they
also lost a head coach when his for-
mer boss Nick Saban took the
money and ran to the Bayou right
beforeNIichigan State's Citrus Bowl
muatchup with Florida.
At first, it appeared Williams'
appointment could be the best thing
to happen to the Spartans since pas-
teurized milk. They emerged "icto-
riouS lrom the Citrus and changed
the mind of hot-shot recruit Charles
Rogers, persuading him to don the
green and white.
But thrown into the fire or not,
"It's the nature of the business that
we're all expected to win," Williams
sai .
That's a little trickier without the
likes of Julian Peterson (led the
Spartans in sacks) and Aric Morris
(second in interception yards), who
have moved on to greener pastures.
Even more of a dilemma: To
whom does quarterback Ryan Van
Dyke throw the ball?
Last October in Spartan Stadium,.
Plaxico Burress and Gairi Scott
helped burn the Wolverines for 490
total yards.
This year, both receivers are gone,
and sweet-stuff Rogers (who turned
down Michigan) is benched for aca-
demic incligibility.
"No question - the receivers."
Williams said. "They're all young
without much playing experieice."
This will test the mettle of sopho-
more running back T.J. Duckett. Can
the 252-pounder break as many
open when nobody has to worry
about the deep threat? He might
have more luck trying to bust
through from the other side -
Duckett had seven unassisted tack-
les while at linebacker in 1999.
"Certainly I hope he has a tremen-
(ous season. He is still growing into
his position," Williams said.
While Duckett gets the hype, keep
an eye out for another T.J. when the
Spartans come to Ann Arbor O'et. 7.'
T.. Turner has a knack for pick-
ing off the pigskin and scooping up
fumbles.
He had more than 150 yards in
turnover returns last season, and
rivalry games tend to hinge on the
unexpected.
That said, don't expect anything
too spectacular from Michigan State
this vear in the Big House.
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By Chris Duprey
Daily Sports Editor
Fortunately for Michigan, Lloyd Carr
returns phone calls in a timely fashion.
If he didn't, the Wolverines might not
have John Navarre to fill in for Drew
Henson at quarterback.
Well into his senior year of high
school, Navarre was all set to spend his
four years at Northwestern. Evervthingu
wvas falling into place. The Wildcats had
a desperate need at quarterback, and
Evanston was a little over an hour away
from his hometown of Cudahv, Wis.-
an ideal distance for his father to attend
c\ Cvrv Came.
ThIen Northwestern coach Gary.
Barnett cot career-hungry. After much
anticipation, Barnett finally jumped
ship and headed out to Colorado to
replace Rick Neuheisel.
Navarre. his status at a school with a
yet-to-be-named new coach up in the
air. called Carr and informed him he
vvas placing himself back in the recruit-
ina mix. Carr was attending a coaches
meeting and Navarre left a message.
Five minutes later, the phone rang. It
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September 9
Miami at Washington
Nebraska at Notre Dame
Oregon at Wisconsin
September 16
Florida at Tennessee
Washington at Colorado
September 23
Notre Dame at Michigan State
Penn State at Ohio State
September 30
Tennessee at Louisiana State
October 7
Florida State at Miami
Tennessee at Georgia
October 14
Washington at Arizona State
Mississippi at Alabama
October 21
Purdue at Wisconsin
Alabama at Tennesee
October 28
Georgia vs. Florida
Kansas State at Texas A&M
November 4
Clemson at Florida State
Virginia Tech at Miami
November 11
Nebraska at Kansas State
November 18
Florida at Florida State
Auburn at Alabama
December 2
Army at Navy

wtas Carr.
"You have 'our- scholarship, if you
want to take it." Carr said, short and
blunt, as is his custom.
Navarre took it.
Now almost two years later, it was
Navarre. a redshirt freshman, who
kicked off Michigan's 121st season of
football as the starting quarterback.
"Anybody who knows him knows
he's got a great level of maturity. He's
quiet, he's never hotdogged. he just went
about his business" said Carey Venne.
Navarre's coach at Cudahv High School.
"He's got that Iceman trait."
Evervone associated with Navarre
has confidence in him a positive for
the Wolverines, who are unsure exactly
when Henson will play again.
Depending on the report, Henson
could return for UCLA next week or as
late as Wisconsin on Sept. 30. Michigan
announced on Aug. 24 that Henson had
suffered a break in his right (plant) foot
and would miss at least the opener.
At least Navarre won't inherit an
oflense in trouble. After averaging over
30 points per game last season, the
Wolverines return a front four that

might be the best in college football.
David Tei'rell is a Heisman candidate
and a proven big-game player. Anthony
Thomas has 605 career carries under his
belt.
Each of these weapons reinforce
Carr's major lesson for Navarre as he
leads Michigan through the early part of
the season: Stav within the offense and
don't overextend yourself.
"We're going to have the game plan
we would've had if Henson were play-
ing," Carr said. "I've tried to stress to
.John (Navarre), 'Go in, play within vour
ability. You're surrounded by good peo-
ple. Have confidence in yourself:'.
Most of Michigan's questions sur-
round the defense, even after Henson's
injury was announced.
The secondary had a rough time for
much of last year, although most of the
key role-players return. Safety Cato
June will miss the season with a torn
anterior cruciate ligament. And the
defensive line consists more youthful
hope than proof at this stage.
"There's always the unexpected, in
terms of how voung guvs are going to
play," Carr said.

2000 GOAL:

Date
Sept. 4
Sept. 1
Sept. 1£
Sept. 2
Oct. 2
Oct. 9
Oct. 23
Oct. 30
Nov. 6
Nov. 13
Nov. 20
Jan. 1

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THE COACH

LAST SEASON
Opponent Result
1 NOTRE DAME W, 26-22
.1 RICE W, 37-3
8 at Syracuse W. 18-13
5 at Wisconsin W, 21-16
PURDUE W. 38-12
at Michigan State L. 34-31
ILLINOIS L. 35-29
at Indiana W. 34-31
NORTHWE[STERN W. 37-3
at Penn State W. 34-31
OiIO STATE W. 24-17
Alabama W.35-34

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a All-state quarterback in high
school
n Quarterbacked Northern
Michigan to an undefeated
season in 1969
. Spent eight years as both
an assistant and head coach
at three Michigan high
schools before moving to
Eastern Michigan as an
assistant in 1976
Took over the head
coaching position in 1995,
replacing Gary Moeller
Earned his 50th career
victory this past Saturday
against Bowling Green

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friend and mentor.
Michigan coach Lloyd Carr has said
that he watched Woodson become an
emotional leader by his second year on
the team, and Terrell in that respect is
no different.
The junior twideout is always sure to
acknowledge his ability, but just as
sure to plot a course for his team.
"I'll be out there this year when they
need me to be out there and plaving.
Terrell said. "If thev need me to go out
there at safety -- whatever it takes to
get the win. I'm comng to do it.
Yes, this season could very well be
the David Terrell Show. Thing is, he'd
be content catching passes and draw-
ing the double team.
That. opens up the field to
Michigan's other -receivers, Marquise
Walker, Tvrece Butler and Ron

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Michigan has averaged 9.8
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* 11-1 record versus top 10
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49-13 overall record,
including three' nsec utive
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12-0 1997 tear-took three
of four national championship
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YEAR-BY-YEAR:
1995: 9-4 overall, 5-3 Big Ten, lost
Alamo Bowl to Texas A&M
1996: 8-4, 5-3, lost Outback Bowl
to Alabama
1997: 12-0, 8-0, Rose Bowl
champs over Washington State,
national champions
1998: 10-3, 7-1, Citrus Bowl
champs over Arkansas
1999: 10-2, 6-2, Orange Bowl
champs over Alabama

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