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4B - The Michigan Daily - FOOTBALL SATURDAY - Friday, October 12, 2001
Heisman field could be narrowed by weekend's action

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By Matt Kramer
Daily Sports Writer
As mid-October approaches, it's
time to start weeding out potential
Heisman hopefuls. Miami's Ken
Dorsey, UCLA's DeShaun Foster and
Florida's Rex Grossman all play in
gamesthis weekend that could have
a major impact on the Heisman race.
No. 2 MIAMI (FLA.) (2-0 BIG
Undefeated and
unchallenged Miami heads up to
Doak Campbell Stadium in
Tallahasse, where Florida State has
not lost since 1991.
Miami, led by Heisman candidate
Ken Dorsey is coming off a 38-7
trouncing of Troy State while
Florida State had little trouble tak-
ing care of Wake Forest, 48-24 in its
last game Sept. 29.
Miami will try to rattle freshman
quarterback Chris Rix, much like
North Carolina did when it upset
Florida State three weeks ago. While
Rix came back in his last game,
completing 16 of 21 passes against
the Demon Deacons, he shouldn't
expect such an easy time with
The Hurricanes have been held to
under 200 yards rushing just once
this year, so expect running back
Clinton Portis to get plenty of car-
ries. Making things easier is the fact
that Florida State's starting defen-
sive end Alonzo Jackson is out for
the game with a sprained MCL.
While the Seminoles have had an
extra week to practice for this inter-
state rivalry and remember well last
years loss in Miami, it all should

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Heisman contender Ken Dorsey has relied on his offensive line this season, which hasn't allowed a sack all season.

prove for naught. Miami will contin-
ue its quest for the Rose Bowl and
end Florida State's home winning
streak in convincing fashion.
Miami 31, Florida State 14
10, 4-0) AT No. 7 UCLA (1-0 PAC-
10, 4-0) 3:30 (ABC): Two tradi-
tional Pac-10 heavyweights clash in
Pasadena. UCLA's running back
DeShaun Foster looks to avenge last
year's defeat at Washington with a
win at the Rose Bowl. In UCLA's

last game against No. 19 Oregon
State, Foster carried 31 times for
147 yards and scored three times.
Making the Bruins even more
impressive is the fact that three of its
four wins have come against ranked
Washington, meanwhile, barely
squeaked by Pac-10 cellar dwellers
California (31-28) and Southern
Cal. (27-24) in its last two games
after beating Michigan in early
On the offensive side, freshman

wide receiver Reggie Williams has
been themain man in Seattle so far,
averaging over 22 yards per-catch.
While the Bruins' offense has
established itself as capable of beat-
ing ranked teams, all the Huskies
have done is show that they wins
games by considerably less than
expected. UCLA and Foster should
be ready for this game, and expect
Pickett to be rattled in his first true
road test in Pasadena.
UCLA 28, Washington 16

No. 24 TEXAS A&M (2-0 BIG 12,
5-0) ATNo. 20 COLORADO (2-0, 4-
1) 3:30 P.M. (ESPN): There was
one point this year when Colorado
looked just like the 3-8 team it was
last year. It had just lost its first
game of the year to Fresno State and
most people were calling for Gary
Barnett's job.
But things have changed in
Boulder. Colorado has since won
four straight thanks to sophomore
quarterback Craig Ochs, who has led
a balanced offensive attack that
averages over 435 yards a game.
Chris Brown has taken over as the
starting running back and already
has seven rushing touchdowns in
just five games.
Texas A&M has quietly gone 5-0
and done so mostly with stingy
defensive play.
Quarterback Mark Farris is sec-
ond in the Big 12 in passing, throw-
ing for over 1,100 yards. But Barnett
and his Buffaloes are on just too
good of a roll right now for anyone
to knock them off track.
Colorado 24, Texas A&M 22
No. 1 FLORIDA (3-0 SEC, 5-0) AT.
AUBURN (2-1, 5-0) 7:45 P.M.
(ESPN): Florida sophomore quar-
terback Rex Grossman and the top-
ranked Gators travel to Auburn and
take on the Tigers in a rematch of
last year's Southeastern Conference
championship game.
In just five games Grossman has
thrown for over 1,800 yards and 20
Auburn relies heavily on the legs
of sophomore running back
Casinious Moore who ran for 160
yards in last week's 16-14 win over
Mississippi State.
But facing Mississippi State's
defense is not like facing Florida's.
The Gator defense is led by last
week's SEC Defensive Player of the
week Alex Brown. Brown had seven
tackles and two sacks against
Louisiana State. The Gators haven't
won by fewer than 29 points all year,
including its 52-0 win over
Mississippi State.
Florida 41, Auburn 9

B ollinger to become Columbia p

By Rachel Green
and Elizabeth Kassab
Daily Staff Reporters
University of Michigan President
Lee Bollinger was named Columbia
University's 19th president last week-
end, five months after telling The
Michigan Daily that he did not intend
to be a candidate for the job.
"I didn't seek this out. Columbia
brought this to me and after giving it
very serious and hard consideration, it
seemed to make the most sense," said
Bollinger, who has been president of
the University of Michigan since 1997.
Columbia's trustees unanimously
approved Bollinger for the job at their
meeting last Saturday.
The New York university's presiden-
tial search committee on Oct. 1 recom-
mended Bollinger to succeed the uni-
versity's 18th president, George Rupp,
who is stepping down next summer.
"We think that Lee Bollinger will be
great for Columbia and that Columbia
will be great for Lee Bollinger," said
Henry King, chair of the Columbia
search committee.
"We concluded that he is an out-
standing president of a wonderful uni-
versity, that he has a great track record
of dealing with faculty, staff and stu-
dents, that he has a great vision of the
life sciences," King said.
Bollinger was first approached in
June by Columbia's search committee,
said University of Michigan Regent
Andrea Fischer Newman.
"We knew it was coming for some
time," said Newman (R-Ann Arbor).


University of Michigan President Lee Bollinger will become the 19th president of Columbia University in July. Columbia's
trustees unanimously approved the First Amendment scholar for the job last weekend.


"My colleagues and I have received
calls from the members of the
Columbia search committee, so I was
aware that this was very serious."
Bollinger was rumored to be a top
candidate for Columbia's presidency
since March, when he was one of three
finalists for Harvard University's top
job but was passed over by the univer-
sity's search committee in favor of for-

mer U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence
After Summers was announced as
Harvard's president, Bollinger told the
Daily he had no plans to pursue the
position at Columbia.
"I do not intend to be a candidate,"
Bollinger said. "I am deeply commit-
ted to Michigan and I have no expecta-
tion of leaving."

Bollinger's decision to leave the
University of Michigan comes at a
time when it is involved in numerous
multi-million dollar development pro-
jects - including the $700 million
Life Sciences Initiative - and a search
for a permanent provost.
While Bollinger's decision to leave
will undoubtedly be viewed by many
as a loss, Newman said she is confi-


Provost search put on hold





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By Rachel Green
Daily Staff Reporter
The search for a new provost will be
set aside while the University's Board of
Regents looks for a new president.
The provost search is "temporarily on
hold," said Gary Krenz, special counsel to
the president. As president, Bollinger
chairs the provost search.
The regents held a private, informal
meeting Monday near campus, their first
since University President Lee Bollinger
last week announced he was leaving to
accept the presidency of Columbia
Regent S. Martin Taylor (D-Grosse
Pointe Farms) said he hopes this search
moves more quickly than the 18-month
search that replaced President James
Duderstadt with Bollinger in 1997.
Regents were given short notice from
Bollinger regarding his departure, given
that talks with Columbia began in June,

"Now it's our obligation to push forward."
- Regent S. Martin Taylor (D-Grosse Pointe Farms)

Taylor said.
"I think people have all put that behind
them. What's done is done. Now it's our
obligation to push forward. It's just life,
so we have to go on," Taylor said.
While .the regents declined to com-
ment on any official action, Taylor said he
is pleased with the efficiency of yester-
day's meeting.
"I think the community should be
assured by what we've done and what
we've not done," Taylor said. "The
Columbia board met Saturday morning;
we met Monday morning."
Regent Olivia Maynard (D-Goodrich)
would not comment on when Bollinger
would be leaving Ann Arbor or whether
the regents would ask him to leave before
the end of the academic year.

"We met and we've begun the process
of planning for the transition," Maynard
"We're-very appreciative of the work
that Lee did," she said, adding she hopes
the next president will share many of
Bollinger's admirable qualities.
Maynard would not say whether the
regents have any presidential candidates
in mind.
Regent David Brandon (R-Ann Arbor)
said while the search nominees will
remain confidential until the list is nar-
rowed down to a few candidates, the
regents will take into account public
opinion while searching for the next pres-
ident. "There's a lot of people stating a lot
of opinions and we want to hear them
all," he said.

Record last week (Best bets)
Record to date (Best bets)

8-7 (1-0)
38-22 (3-1)

9-6 (1-0)
32-28 (3-1)

6-9 (0-1)
31-29 (2-2)

7-8 (1-0)
33-27 (4-0)

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