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Aloha
The women's basketball schedule was
released. Go online to see who and
where the Wolverines will play.
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SPOMCRTS

MONDAY
AUGUST 14, 2000

M' fields queries on Media Day

Even though he is injured this year, sophomore safety Cato June took time out to
sign autographs at the annual Media Day last Friday.
T ight-lipped Carr tells
all during Media Day

By Stephanie Offen
Daily Sports Editor
It was perfect timing.
Only four days after the ESPN'USA
Today poll ranked Michigan fourth, two
spots higher than the AP poll, the
Wolverines held their media day.
answering questions about the upcom-
ing season and their surprisingoy high
ranking.
And it was the media who informed
coach Lloyd Carr about his team's
accomplishment as the highest ranked
Big len team in the poll, topping
Wisconsin by four votes.
"I don't read polls" Carr said.
But he must have been reading up
about his competition as he emphasized
the toughness of the conference.
"I remember when the Big Ten could-
n't run or pass,' Carr said. "But the fact
that three out of the past five leismrarn
winners are from the Big Ten shows the
competitiveness of the conference"
And a possible Heisman candidate,
wide receiver David Terrell, along with
the rest of the Michigan team, was on
hand to inform the media what to expect
this season.
"I think it's real realistic for me (to
win the Heisman),' Terrell said. "That's
one of my personal goals. I want to be
the best receiver in the country"
None of the Wolverines believe that
an undefeated season, a team goal, is
out of reach. But they remain realistic,
remembering the mistakes of last year.
"With this conference, every team
can win the championship,' offensive
lineman Steve Hutchinson said. "We
have a tough schedule and we have the
opportunity to be one of the best teams
in the country but we can't slack off. We
can't not play a four-quarter game like
we did against Illinois. We have to come
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out and play our game all the time."
Many of the players reflected on the
Illinois and Michigan State losses -
which they referred to as the low points
of the season. But they know those mis-
takes can be used as educational tools
for this year.
"You learn from your mistakes,"
senior safety DeWayne Patmon said.
"You have to learn from how you played
certain games such as Notre Dame,
Michigan State and Illinois and even the
games you play well.You try to make all
the corrections to those mistakes"
This years' secondary - referred to
as "The Suspects" last season r- is
more experienced and is touted as the
strength of the defense. Even with the
loss of starting safety Cato Jtune, who
suffered a season ending' knee injury,
the defensive backs don't think of them-

By Chris Duprey
Daily Sports Editor
In somewhat of a surprise,
Michigan coach Lloyd Carr gave
fans and the press quite a lot to chew
on Friday at the annual team media
day on the athletic campus. Carr has
made himself famous for keeping
secrets, and his
hiding of the
Tom Brady- FOOTBALL
Drew Henson Notebook
quarterback
attle last year
reinforced that image.
Friday was different. Carr gave
detailed breakdowns of who would
play where at every position,
answered almost every question, and
even tossed out a few names of
freshmen he thought would con-
tribute this season.
Montreal native Alain Kashama
I might be called upon to bolster a
voung defensive line. Carr said that
the freshman "has the ability to
make an impact."
Other times Carr was more blunt.
"Remember this name: Chris Perry,"

selves as suspects any longer.
Wide receivers Terrell and Ronald
Bellamy played on both sides of the ball
last year, and would like another chance
this season at defense. Carr said they
night get that opportunity because of
injury or lack of other players to fill that
position. But Carr specifically men-
tioned Patmon and safety Julius Curry
as possible replacements.
After two years of controversy, the
starting quarterback job is Drew
Henson's. With Tom Brady's gradua-
tion, Henson has the position all to him-
self. And his teammates are glad to be
heading into the season knowing exact-
ly who will be leading their offense.
"It gives the offense confidence
knowing who is the number one guy"
See MEDIA DAY, Page 15

the sixth-year coach deadpanned
about Perry, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound
freshman running back.
Carr was just as complimentary of
his veterans, saying that senior
James Whitley "will be one of the
better corners in the country."
Those are all pretty strong words
from a man whose favorite phrase
last year was "I like 'em both."
PROFITABLE RETURNS: Carr
expressed disappointment with his
team's performance on kickoff
returns last season. It is an area he
vowed to improve this year.
Not only did Michigan often start
with less-than-stellar field position
after the returns, but Carr felt that
the responsibility of returning kick-
offs took a further physical toll on
running back Anthony Thomas.
"(Justin) Fargas will help with
that," Carr said of the sophomore,
returning after a year's absence.
"Last year we had someone different
each week."
Thomas wasn't wildly successful
returning kickoffs either, so Fargas
will be welcomed back to special
See GRIDDERS, Page 15

9AJ The University of Michigan WHAT'S
REC Department of Recreational Sports
SPOM. INTRAMURAL SPORTS PROGRAM HAPPENING
NTRAMURAt3
THANKS!
To all the Students, Faculty and Staff who participated in
the Intramural Sports Program during the
2000 Spring and Summer Terms.
Enjoy the remainder of the summer.
The IM Staff looks forward to seeing you in the Fall.
UPCOMING
FALL TERM ACTIVITIES
Start planning for the
2000 Fall Term activities offered by the
INTRAMURAL SPORTS PROGRAM.
Soccer 3-on-3 Basketball Broomball Track & Field
Roller Hockey Softball Tennis-Sgis & DbIs
Team Tennis Golf (Two-Person Team Scramble) Flag Football
Cross Country Run Pre-Season Flag Football Ultimate Frisbee
Wallyball Ice Hockey Wrestling Pre-Season Basketball
OFFICIATING OPPORTUNITIES
Officials will be needed throughout the Fall and Winter Terms.
If you are interested in sports and would like to earn some extra
spending money, attend the clinics and become an IM Official.
FALL TERM IM OFFICIATED SPORTS
Soccer Broomball Roller Hockey Softball
Flag Football Ice Hockey Pre-Season Basketball
For Additional Information Contact: Intrainral Sports Program, IMSB, 606 B. Hoover,
x A,, Abror, MI 49109-3717, (734)763-3562 httpr://www.resorwts.rrnich.edu

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