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Uatin Elvis enters the building
The shoulder injury to San Francisco 49ers' quarterback Steve Young
has forced coach George Seifert to start ex-Wolverine signal-caller Elvis
F .Grbac. Grbac will be making his first professional start as the 49ers
take on the first-place St. Louis Rams Sunday. Young will be out of
action for about four weeks.

Page 0
Tuesday,
October 17, 1995

Carr to start with Carr?
Griese may miss Indiana game

y Antoine Pitts
Daily Sports Editor
The Michigan football team may have
another problem at the quarterback po-
'Iition.
Starting signal caller Scott Dreisbach
is already expected to be out until the
end ofthe month with asprainedthumb.
Now his replacement, Brian Griese, is
,questionable for Saturday's game at
Indiana.
Griese has not practiced since
Michigan's 19-13 loss to Northwestern
Oct. 7. In that game, he sustained a
bruised right shoulder.
His status for the game against the
Hoosiers will be assessed following
today's practice.
"(Head trainer) Paul Schmidt told me
(yesterday)thathethought Brian would
be able to throw some (today) and we
would have to evaluate how well he
throws," Michigan coach Lloyd Carr
said. "It's a thing that you just have to
evaluate and see, first of all, when he
does throw, if there's any soreness after
he's done and what that does to his
recovery. It's just a day-to-day thing."
After being out of action for more
than a week, Griese will have to prove
he is healthy enough to quarterback the
Wolverines again. If he can not, Carr
will go with another one of his backups.
"If Brian does not practice with the
same ability that he had before he banged
'M'golfers
disappoint
at Nortern
*Invitational
By Riyaz Bhimani
,For the Daily
The trials and tribulations continue
for the Michigan men's golf team.
Amidst a season full of disappoint-
ing performances and frequent roster
changes,the Wolverines returned from
the Northern Invitational at Penn State
after tying for ninth place in a field of
18 teams.
Ohio State placed first at the tourna-
ment and beat its nearest competitor by a
commanding 20 strokes. The field con-
-sistedofall 11 Big Ten teams, Kentucky
and other teams from the region.
The Wolverines finished behind ev-
ery Big Ten team with the exception of
Michigan State. Inconsistent perfor-
mances have plagued Michigan as the
golfers have yet to play to their poten-
tial this season. The Wolverines began
the tournament in good shape and were
in fifth place early on before subpar
play and rain affected them.
Inclement weather canceled the first
round of action and the tournament
was restricted to only 36 holes.
"We started the tournament in de-
cent shape," Michigan coach Jim Carras
said. "But when the weather became
windy and cold, the scores went up."
The only bright spot for the Wolver-
ines was the performance of junior Kyle
Dobbs. He finished the tournament with
the second-best indivi dual score. Dobbs'
back-to-back rounds of 72 added up to a
par score, but left him three strokes be-
hind the tournament's leader.
Still, Carras is extremely disap-
pointed in his players' individual per-
formances. So far this year, there have
been four lineup changes on the squad.
"I'm particularly disappointed with
the scores on this team," Carras said.
"I'm definitely planning on some final

changes and I'm going to stick with
them for the rest of the year."

Michigan at Indiana
When: Saturday
Where: Bloomington
Kickoff: 12:20 p.m. EDT
TV: Channel 7
his shoulder up, then we would go with
Jason Carr at quarterback and Tom
Brady would be the backup," Carr said.
Jason Carr, a fifth-year senior, has
played once before this season. In
Michigan's 38-19 win over Miami
(Ohio), he threw two incomplete passes,
including an interception.
Last season as the backup to Todd
Collins, Carr completed two of eight
passes for 10 yards with one intercep-
tion. He is the coach's son.
"I think as a coach you just try to put
him in a situation where he can be
successful with the things he does best,"
Lloyd Carr said. "I told him this sum-
mer that, in my view, it was important
for this program if the backup competi-
tion was close that I would go with the
younger guy because, for the future of
the program, that was best thing."
Lloyd Carr expects his son to do a
fine job if called upon.
"One ofhis strengths is that he's been
around here," he said. "He's a good
leader, he plays within himself, he's

smart and I expect him to step in there
and do a good job."
Jason Carr's backup would be Brady,
a 6-foot-4 true freshman from San
Mateo, Calif. Brady got some extra
snaps in last week's practices in prepa-
ration for this week's game.
"You would prefer to give most of
the snaps to two guys - we always try
to get the third guy a few," Carr said.
"In this situation, you just have to give
three guys snaps. It's a lot different
when you're taking snaps with the sec-
ond team or the first team in terms ofthe
mental pressure it puts on a young kid."
The Wolverines expect tailback Chris
Howard to return to action this week.
He has been out since the Memphis
game. Carr said there are several other
Wolverines battling injuries.
"We are a very banged up football
team, but I anticipate that everyone will
be ready to go," Carr said. "There are
guys, though, that are limited this week."
For the second time this season, the
Wolverines are coming offan idle week-
end. Last month, Michigan had a week
off before beating Miami.
"I hope we never see another bye
week," Carr said. "There are some posi-
tive things, but by and large, when you
get ready to play, you like to play every
week. They're not something as a player
or coach that you look forward to."

B. DAMIANCO/Daly
Michigan sophomore Brian Griese is suffering from a bruised shoulder and might miss Saturday's game against Indiana.
Michigan coach Lloyd Carr said he would go with his son, Jason Carr, at quarterback If Griese is unable to play.

WE

Men's soccer struggle
.' 'of ties against Iniana

By Susan Dann
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan men's soccer team
found two fields in Terre Haute, Ind.,
that reminded it of home.
The Wolverines traveled to the In-
diana State University tourney this
weekend to battle Indiana, Illinois and
two horrible fields. The Wolverines
have gotten quite used to poor play-
ing conditions.
Michigan tied both the Hoosiers
and the Illini, 0-0, and 1-1, respec-
tively.
"The field for the (Indiana) game
was really tiny," senior Rob Holt said.
"The playing conditions weren't that
good at all.
For Sunday's game (against Illi-
nois), the field was really choppy,
kind of like Elbel, but worse."
Freshman Blake Novotny agreed.
"The overall appearance of the
fields got the team in a down mood,"
he said. "Looking at the fields didn't
make us really excited to play."
Michigan fought Indiana to a score-
less deadlock giving both teams four
points toward the overall Big Ten
standings.
Neither Novotny nor Holt could pin-
point Michigan's biggest weakness in its

failuretobreak thescoreless tie Saturday.
"This game was one of the unlucki-
est games I've seen," Holt said. "All
of our balls were going to IU players,
whether we were playing three-touch
or one-touch. We had tons of chances
on goal, we just couldn't put it in the
net."
Michigan, unable to capitalize on
its scoring opportunities, allowed In-
diana to remain in the game. The
Hoosiers never really threatened to
score, though.
"They never really had a great
chance," Holt said. "It was really lucky
for IU that it was 0-0. They were
definitely just playing for the tie."
The Wolverines faced off against
Illinois Sunday under equally miser-
able weather and field conditions.
Again, Michigan could not find its
rhythm.
"We started out a little flat," Holt
said. "We were starting to play a little
better. For about 20 minutes, we re-
ally stepped it up."
Illinois took a 1-0 first-half lead.
"It was a cheap goal," Holt said,
"which deflected off (goalkeeper
Mike) Milman's hand."
Michigan tied it,1-1, on a direct kick in
the second half. Junior Dave Colliver

took the kick from about 25 yards out.
The wind, that had hindere
Michigan's performance all weekend
bent the shot around the defensiv-
wall and over the goalie's head.
"Coll iver had agreat shot," Novotn
said, "but that was really the on]
bright spot of the game."
Michigan's poor performance ma
be due to an exhausting schedul
which carried the Wolverines into th
weekend.
Michigan has faced strong varsit
teams recently in Schoolcraft,,Albio
and Eastern Michigan.
"Coming off a big game like Eas
ern," Novotny said, "I know myse
and a couple of the other guys we
like, 'These are just club teams,
can relax'."
Despite the disappointing result
Holt wasn't discouraged with the tie
"I think this was a good trip for t
sake of bonding," Holt said. "I act
ally think (these ties) put us in a bett
position for regionals and hopeful
for nationals.
"For some reason Michigan alwa
'does better as the underdog. I tli
we'll come out and the effort will
there because we aren't walking in
the tournaments as the favored team

MARK FRIEDMAN/Daily

Dave Colliver scored Michigan's only goal this weekend.

Men'sI
By Jennifer Hodulik
For the Daily
The Michigan men'
turned in a solid per
weekend at the Tar He
in Chapel Hill, N.C.
The No. 26 Wolveri
midable opponents in P
No. 18 Notre Dame al
clubs from Wake Fo
Virginia.
However, the team
direct competition. It

tennis impressive against
individual tournament in that the re- tion levels ranging from A to D.
's tennis team sults were not counted toward team Michigan won three flight cha
formance this standings, but toward individual onships.
fel Invitational NCAA rankings. Senior standouts Peter Puszta
"The results were outstanding," John Costanzo captured the Fli
ines faced for- Michigan coach Brian Eisner said. doubles championship.
No. 7 Duke and "We won more matches than any of The tandem, which finished N
ong with solid the other teams. (If they) had calcu- nationally last season, is expect
rest and West ed the team scores, we would have play an important role for the
rsan Wetfinished first." verines this season.
s were not in The tournament was arranged ac- Michigan freshmen Jake Raito
Scording to flight in order of competi- William Farah squared off ag

No. 7 Duke, No.18 Iris4

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each other for the Flight C singles
championship.
Raiton prevailed, but Eisner was
pleased by the success of the first-
year competitors in general.
"The goal of this tournament,"
Eisner said, "was to give every player
as much opportunity as possible, par-
ticularly the younger players."
Junior Brad Kramer and freshman
Tomas Filipcik notched another title
for the Wolverines in the Flight D
doubles division.
But those results do not reflect the

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calculated the,
team scores, we
would have
finished first"
- Brian Eisne
Michigan men'
tennis coac

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total achievement of the Michigan
team, which lost in the final round of advanced to championship compe
three singles events. tions.
Sophomore Arvid Swan dropped a Last weekend's event in Chapel H
close three-set match to Notre Dame's marked the only tournament in whi
Brian Patterson in Flight B singles. the entire 12-man squad will co
Swan, who excelled in Big Ten com- pete. Most competitions require ei
petition last season, is expected to be players.
a major contributor this year. The competition for the eight sp
Freshman Jordan Szekely and Farah is expected to be intense as Eis'
suffered disappointing losses in the said he was impressed by each'in.
Flight D and C singles champion- vidual effort.
ships, respectively. "All of our players did a lot
Four of the five first-year players winning," Eisner said.

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