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JOHNSON
Continued from Page 10
was determined to be impossible. John-
son's recovery should take four-to-six
months, according to Bill Bean, Utah's
director of sports medicine.
Johnson rushed for 176 yards against
Utah State on Aug. 31, setting a new
opening-game record at Utah. Then he
earned Mountain West Conference player
of the week honors the next week after
rushing for 229 yards - the fourth-best
total in school history. Now he'll have to
watch from the sidelines.
"The bottom line is putting the kid's
interest first," McBride said prior to the
surgery.
The Utes will face Michigan in the Big
House on Saturday in the teams' first ever
meeting.
Health has been an ongoing concern
for Johnson, who already planned on
appealing for another year of eligibility
from the NCAA after his medical prob-
lems last season.
After participating in just one game a
year ago, rushing for 95 yards against
Utah State, Johnson injured his ribs and
missed the rest of the season. Utah plans
to apply for two additional years of eligi-
bility for Johnson, with the application
process starting after the season is over.
Utah (2-1) usually prides itself on run-
ning the ball - finishing 12th in the
nation in rushing offense (218.9 ypg) last

year - but struggled immensely on Sat-
urday without Johnson. Utah ran for a
meager 32 yards on 22 carries, with sen-
ior J.R Peroulis carrying the ball nine
times for just 18 yards.
But it was the referees, not the running
game that most upset McBride after the
25-23 loss on the road to Arizona. With
just under a minute left in regulation,
Utah thought it had scored the winning
touchdown with a 11-yard touchdown
pass from quarterback Lance Rice to
receiver Josh Lyman.
While replays showed it was a legiti-
mate touchdown, officials ruled Lyman
didn't get his knee down in bounds and.
discounted the touchdown.
Even Michigan coach Lloyd Carr, who
watched the highlights, agreed.
"Utah should be 3-0," Carr said. "For
some reason the guy missed the call and it
is one of those things."
McBride insists there's more to it than
that. He questioned the "allegiance" of
head official Jim Fogltance in local
papers yesterday. Fogltance, a Pac-10 ref-
eree who resides in Tucson, Ariz, didn't
make the call himself, but that didn't stop
McBride from sniffing something foul.
Fogltance "is a big-time UA guy,"
McBride told the Salt Lake Tribune yes-
terday.
"He lives there, and has always been a
big supporter of theirs. He's a big booster.
I don't know what in the hell he's doing,
doing the game."

Return to familiar course
brings optimism for Blue

By Matt Kramer
Daily Sports Writer
Michigan women's golf coach Kathy
Teichert has fond memories of Forest
Akers West.
The last time Teichert
took her team to the Forest EAST L
Akers West golf course in who: Michige
East Lansing, the Wolver- Fossum invite
ines finished sixth at the when: 9 a.m.
2002 NCAA Central a.m. Sunday
Regional in May, sending Latest: Michi
Michigan to its first ever its first title o
NCAA Championship appearance.
"That was an exciting time," Teichert
said. "Last year's team you just don't
forget. Our finish was something to
remember."
This weekend, Teichert will lead a
completely revamped Michigan lineup
.into East Lansing to compete in the
Mary Fossum Invitational. Instead of
relying on seniors Bess Bowers, Misia
Lemanski and LeAnna Wicks to navi-
gate through the fairways like they were
able to do last season, Teichert will have
to rely on senior Kim Benedict, fresh-
man Amy Schmucker and sophomore

Laura Olin this time around.
If this past weekend's Wolverine Invi-
tational is any indicator, Teichert may
not have much to worry about.
Schmucker and Olin both shot 54-hole

LANSING
an at the Mary
ational
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gan looks for
of the season.

totals of 229, good enough
for a fourth-place tie indi-
vidually and Benedict shot
233 to finish eighth overall.
Michigan as a team finished
15 shots behind Indiana.
"I was really pleased with
the way we played last
weekend," Teichert said.

"With so many new kids I can't predict
anything."
Olin showed signs of brilliance on
Saturday when she began her front nine
with three birdies, but she sputtered on
the back, making eight bogeys and a par.
It's that kind of inconsistency that
Teichert says should to be corrected
before this weekend.
"She had it going great on the front
nine but a few shots didn't go her way on
the back," said Teichert. "It was just a
chain of events from then on out, and she
couldn't turn it around. She needs to stay
patient and keep herself pumped up."

AP PHOTO
Marty Johnson was the nation's leading rusher prior to his knee injury. Now
he will be watching his team from the sidelines at the Big House Saturday.

NAVARRE
Continued from Page 10
saw it and exploited it up and down the field for
80 yards and a touchdown.
"He went through his reads and I happened to
be the right read," Joppru said. "John's grown a
lot as a quarterback."
Malone's offense has simplified the game for
Navarre, allowing him to make reads he might
not have made last season.
"He can look at all sides of the field and get a
look at a lot of different receivers," Joppru said.
Navarre didn't get a chance to do much of
anything in the first half. He completed his first

pass to fullback B.J. Askew, who then fumbled
the ball away.
On the next possession, Michigan ran three
times and punted. Then, the offense missed a
chance to have the ball when Marlin Jackson
returned an interception for a touchdown, forc-
ing the defense immediately back onto the
field.
At the end of the half, Navarre hit Butler in
the two-minute drill, but he fumbled, turning it
over to the Irish again. In all, Michigan ran just
23 plays in the first half, leaving Navarre no
chance to find a rhythm.
"What can you do with 23 plays?" Joppru
asked.

Spread the blame
John Navarre cannot be blamed for most of the
offensive blunders the Wolverines committed
Saturday afternoon.
Navarre's first pass of the game was fumbled
by fullback B.J. Askew.
Receiver Tyrece Butler fumbled a Navarre
pass in the waning moments of the first half.
Butler later dropped two passes in Michigan's
final drive of the game, ending their comeback
hopes.

New season brings open lineup for netters

By Daniel Bremmer
Daily Sports Writer
The lineup for the Michigan
men's tennis team is wide-open
heading into this weekend's Tom
Fallon Invitational in South Bend.
But as far as Michigan coach
Mark Mees is concerned, having his
lineup up in the air may not be a
bad thing.
"It really gives everybody an
opportunity to compete for a spot,
to work hard and to hopefully get in
there and contribute," Mees said.
Last year, entering the fall sea-
son, it was clear that the team's
most experienced and talented play-
er were its returning seniors, No. 1
Henry Beam and No. 2 Ben Cox.

But now, with Beam and Cox both
graduated, this year's squad is
"totally up in the air."
But that won't matter much
because the Tom Fallon Invitational
- like the majority of all the other
fall season events - has no team
scoring.
Michigan's players will square off
against players from other pro-
grams, but the outcomes will not
count towards any school's record.
The format of these fall events
benefits players by giving them
time to focus on individual areas of
their games, rather than focusing
their attention on the overall team's
score.
It also provides a good opportu-
nity to get back into the groove that

players may have fallen out of over
the summer.
"Quite a few of the guys played
tournaments over the summer, but
there's a break between the end of
the summer (and now),"-Mees said.
More specifically, the fall season
allows players to hit a lot of balls on
the court, to regain their competi-
tive edge and to compete with a
high level of intensity.
While several meibers of last
year's squad are returning this sea-
son, Mees does not expect anyone
in particular to step up; instead, he
expects "high things from every-
body."
"We're going to be young, and
we're going to have some people in
there who are not incredibly experi-

SOUTH BEND, IND.
Who: Michigan at the Tom Fallon Invita-
tional
When: Friday through Sonday
Latest: Notre Dame eliminated the Wolver-
ines from the first round of last season's
NCAA Tournament.
enced, but got a little taste of it last
year," Mees said. "I hope that they
will feel comfortable coming in."
Among returning players, junior
Anthony Jackson has the most expe-
rience at singles, spending time at
No. 4 last spring.
Seniors Chris Shaya and Chris
Rolf, along with junior Brett
Baudinet, all were in the doubles
lineup last year.

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