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October 31, 1995 - Image 9

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The Michigan Daily, 1995-10-31

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Tigers hire new general manager
Randy Smith, former GM of the San Diego Padres, was hired yesterday
by the Detroit Tigers to fill the vacancy created when Joe Klein's
contract was not renewed. Smith signed a three-year contract; at 32,
he is the youngest GM in the major leagues. First on his list of tasks
will be replacing Sparky Anderson, who resigned from the job of Tiger
manager after 17 years of service.

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October 31, 199

SMichig is seeing green in
preparations for State game
1993 loss, Riemersma's toe and Dreisbach's hand are
on players' minds as Wolverines gear up for rivalry

The Michigan football team will have plenty of remind-
ers in practice this week who they're playing on Saturday.
It's traditional for the scout team, the players that try to
emulate the opposing team, to wear some kind of green -
a piece of tape on their helmet or a patch on their jersey -
to help fire up the team.
The Wolverines will have already seen plenty of green
before they hit the field for Saturday's contest at Michigan
"When you're playing Michigan State our equipment
manager makes sure that the other players are in green so
you're looking at green the whole practice," senior tight
end Jay Riemersma said. "You really want to put forth a
good effort in practice because you know if you practice
well, you play well. The intensity will definitely be there
in practice this week."
The scout team's job is to prepare the first team for
everything that they expect to face in the game. That
includes some extra tactics.
"I remember being a freshman on the scout team,"
senior Joe Marinaro said. "The coaches told us to get after
a little bit more, to stay with our guys and throw a little
cheap shot here and there to get them ready for the game."
It's not that Michigan needs any additional incentive to
get ready for the 88th renewal of this big intra-state battle.
Weighing heavily on the Wolverine players' minds is
their last visit to East Lansing in 1993.
Michigan played an uninspired game, falling 17-7 to the
Spartans. The Wolverines avenged that loss with a 40-20
victory last year at Michigan Stadium, but that 1993 loss
is one the Michigan players remember.
"The loss two years ago hurt,"junior tackle Jon Runyan
said. "We went in there, it wasn't a great day. I don't think
we were really up for the game. We never really got
anything going."
That defeat was the Wolverines' second defeat in their
last four trips to Spartan Stadium. The Michigan players
felt going into the game that they were a better team, but
they never showed it on the field.
"It was a sick feeling," junior linebacker Jarrett Irons
said. "I felt that we had a good enough team to win but we
didn't come out to play.

"When you go out there and play against Michigan
State, they don't play on the level that you've seen in the
previous games. They take their game to another level and
that's what we have to do.
QB OR NOT QB: Quarterback Scott Dreisbach continues
to practice, but his status for Saturday is still unclear.
"We'll see what happens
day-to-day," Michigan
coach Lloyd Carr said.,
"We'll make a decision
when we have to. That could.
be any time."
Brian Griese has started
the last four games and is
coming off his best game as
a Wolverine. He completed
14of19passes for271yards
and four touchdowns
against Minnesota.
The coaching staff under-
standably will be very care-
ful about putting Dreisbach..
Dreisbach back in action.
"Scott Dreisbach is com-
ing off a serious injury from the standpoint of playing
quarterback," Carr said. "We have no idea how he is going
to respond today and tomorrow. I'm sure that gradually it
will get better. The question is how quickly."
RIEMERSMA READY: After missing the Indiana game due
to an foot injury, Riemersma returned to action against
Minnesota catching three passes for 15 yards. He still felt
some pain in that foot, though.
"It was pretty tough," Riemersma said. "This last game
I would say that I was about 80-90 percent. I still couldn't
push off the ankle and toe."
Riemersma expects to be at full power for the Spartans
on Saturday.
"I've been told that I'll be right around 100 percent for
this next game," Riemersma said. "I'm looking forward to
being able to play at a normal level."
TELEVISION SCHEDULE: ABC will carry the contest live.
beginning at 3:30 p.m.
PASS will show the game on a tape-delayed basis at 10

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Michigan forward Jason Botterill led the team In penalty minutes with 117 last year and tallied a disappointing 28 points.
This season, he's bouncing back. Botterill is averaging over a point a game thus far and is staying out of the penalty box.

Department of Communication Studies
Howard R. Marsh Center for the Study of Journalistic Performance


There are many direc-
tions your medical career

announces a one
credit mini-course
for Fall Term, 1995
Communication 502, section 002
Covering Presidential Politics
Tuesdays, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
4054 Frieze Building
October 24th through December 5th
(no class November 21st)
Visiting Marsh Professor Warren Mitofsky

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