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November 1, 1995

keep quiet
about Mnur
By RySn White
Daily Sports Editor
Lloyd Carr and Nick Saban are play-
ing the same game, and it's not even
Saturday yet.
Both Carr, the Michigan football
coach, and Saban, the Michigan State
football coach, have players thatmay or
may not play when the two teams face
each other Saturday in East Lansing.
Andneitheris going tolet the other in
on what's really going on.
For the Wolverines, the big question
is at quarterback.
Will it be Brian Griese, who has
started the last four games, or Scott
Dreisbach who is coming off a thumb
injury and has just begun practicing?
"That's a day-to-day situation," Carr
said ofDreisbach. "His spirits are good,
but he hasn't
ic ga month.
lx " W e ' l 1
have to see
g when he re-
ally lets the
ball go, when
r it:t h; he really
hu _ w y throws it
e down the
tt field, how his
- n Satrday, } timing is.
O m an Dreisbach has
x Lnsing. a great future,
and his future
gm iis more im-
fg ~p ortant than
rushing him
As for
Saban and the Spartans, their problem
is ithe backfield.
Both Michigan State backs, Scott
Greene and Marc Renaud, are banged
Greene has a pulled hamstring and
Renaud a partially torn knee ligament.
'Ve can't make that determination
rigt niow," Saban said when asked
whether or not Greene will be able to
Saban alsonoted that ifhe does, there
is still a chance that he could reinjure
See INJURIES, Page 14
By Kevin Doak
The State News
Being afreshman is synonymous with
getting homesick, meeting new friends
and trying to find your way around cam-
pus without looking as if you're lost.
Performing in front of 70,000 scream-
ing fans within the first month of col-
lege doesn't usually fit that standard.
However, a large portion of head

coach Nick Saban's first recruiting class
as Spartan skipper has found a key role
in Michigan State's offensive and de-
fensive schemes.
Cornerback Lemar Marshall, line-
backers Dwayne Hawkins-andCourtney
Ledyard, tight end Marcus Chapman
and defensive end Dimitrius
Underwood have seen a considerable
amhount of playing time in their first
season at the collegiate level.
Running back Bill Greene and re-
ceiver Jermaine "Squeaky" Stafford
have made contributions on special
teams, and walk-on fullback Garret
Gould has become the Spartans' block-
ing back in short yardage situations.
"It's not surprising that some (fresh-
'ien) are playing, it's surprising how
many are," Ledyard said "I expected
maybe one or two."
Saban told the players he recruited
that they would be given the opportu-
nity to make a contribution to the team
immediately, and Ledyard said that was
very influential in his decision to come

Taylor will be missing
in Action game tonight
Sophomore forward suspended for exhibition

By Michael Rosenberg
Daily Editor in Chief
One of the Michigan basketball team's best
athletes won't be in action against Athletes in
Action tonight.
Power forward Maurice Taylor, the team's
leading returning scorer and rebounder, has been
suspended for the exhibition game for academic
"I'm not going to say a lot about the suspen-
sion, but I will say it was for aca-
demic reasons," coach Steve Fisher
said in a statement.
Taylor, the 1995 Big Ten Fresh-
man of the Year, practiced with team
yesterday and is not expected to be
out for more than one game.
Taylor may not be the only Wol-
verine who misses the game, which MIC
is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Athiet
Crisler Arena. Freshman Louis
Bullock is suffering from the flu Action
and was excused from practice
yesterday. What: Mk
"He's not going to be out for any exhibition
length of time," Fisher said. "I'm When: 7:3
hoping he can play, but we won't Where: Cri
know until (today)." Tickets: A
Despite the lineup shuffling, Fisher the arena
says he knows who is going to start Radio: WT
against Athletes in Action.
But he's not telling.
"I'll let you know before the game," Fisher
said. "It will be a different (set of starters) in the
second half, and maybe a third group in the next
While only Fisher knows for sure, the most
likely starting lineup would probably consist
of Dugan Fife and Travis Conlan at guard,
Jerod Ward and Willie Mitchell at forward,
and Maceo Baston at center. Then again,
Robert Traylor may start at center, moving
Baston to forward and Ward or Mitchell to
the bench.
Not that it matters.
"We're looking to get a lot of guys out there
for 10 minutes or more," Fisher said. "It's im-
portant for us to get a look at different combina-

Will tonight's starters be the front-runners to
open the regular season as starters?
"Not necessarily," Fisher said.
While this is just another exhibition game for
most of the Wolverines, it will be the first
(relatively) serious Crisler competition for
Michigan freshmen Bullock, Traylor, and Albert
"I'm anxious to see how we play with people
in the stands," Fisher said. "I think they'll try
to do things too fast, try to make
things happen too quickly. I
think they will be a little over-
The good news for Fisher is
this: If the Wolverines do make
mistakes, it's not exactly like the
Houston Rockets will be there to
take advantage of them. Athletes
i In in Action is a collection of former
college players who lacked the
skills to make it in the NBA. The
team's nickname could be Guys
igan's first Who Appeared on ESPN a Few
ame. Times.
, tonight. Among the more recognizable
ler Arena. names to college hoops enthusi-
ailable at asts are recent St. Louis forward
ox office. Scott Highmark, former Syracuse
A 1050 AM- forward Tony Scott, former
UCLA guard Rod Foster and
former Arizona State center
Emory Lewis.
But even if these guys aren't household names,
Fisher hopes the Wolverines hold their own in
their house.
"What I'm going to look for is, do we prioritize
execution and technique over trying to do things
too fast?" Fisher said.
After two weeks of practice, the Wolverines
are finally ready for an actual game, even if it is
an exhibition.
"I think everybody is anxious to play," Fisher
said. "They would rather do this than play against
What is Fisher's recipe for success?
"Don't shoot it too quickly and don't break
off the play and freelance it too soon," Fisher

Sophomore Maurice Taylor will miss tonight's exhibition game against Athletes in Action due to an
academic suspension. Coach Steve Fisher said the suspension should last only one game.

Michigan men's golf improves at Florida Atlantic Invitational

By Riyaz Bhimani
For the Daily
The Michigan men's golf team
headed south this week in order to sal-
vage their season. The team partici-
pated in the Florida Atlantic Invita-
tional in Palm Beach, Fla., held at the
PGA National Resort & Spa.
For the Invitational, Michigan coach
Jim Carras selected five players to rep-

resent the Wolverines. His squad in-
cluded Kyle Dobbs, Chris Brockway,
Isaac Henkle, Brent Idalski and David
The tournament was won by North-
ern Florida University, a Division II
school from the Sunshine Conference.
Although the Wolverines didnot win,
this tournament marked a change in
performance for the team.

"Every player played much better
than they had in previous
tounaments," Jasper said. "We finally
showed that they can play better on
difficult courses."
The Wolverines entered the second
day of the tournament in great shape.
Michigan was in second place, led by a
strong showing from Jasper.
Jasper was the second best golfer in

the tournament after two rounds Mon-
day afternoon. His back-to-back scores
of 74 were some of the most consistent
results of the year.
However, Jasper's and the team's
performances were not duplicated on
the second day.
"I was playing great golf on the first
day, but I just didn't play that well on
the following day," Jasper said.
Jasper's third round score was 80,
leaving him with a score of 228 for the
1 Overall, Michigan's golfers shot
much better than they have in the past.
Idalski's final round score of 76 was
the second-best round for the Wolver-
ines and he finished the tournament
with a score of 236. Dobbs and Hinkle
both contributed scores of 234 and
Brockway shot a 243.
Throughout the year, the Wolver-
ines competed against some of the
toughest competition in the country,
including Florida and Stanford. They
were expected to perform at a high
level since the team's main
contributers, Dobbs and Brockway,
returned this year.
However, Michigan has not been able
to reproduce the kind of results that
took the Wolverines to the Regional

finals last year.
This season, the Wolverines are
hosting the regionals but an unex-
pected drop-off in performance is
threatening their bid to qualify for the
This type of performance has been
typical for theWolverines throughout
the fall half of the season.
Inconsistent play has frustrated Carras
and caused him to change the golf lineup
four times before settling on his final
five golfers.
"I'm dissapointed with the way we've
played all season long," Carras said.
"I've handpicked our five players for
this meet and hopefully they'll play
better for the rest of the season."
"Every player
played much
better than they
had in previous
-- David Jgasper
Michigan golfer

Now that Halloween is over,
Freak out with...





The Michigan men's golf team showed Improvement over its play earlier this season at this week's Florida Atlantic invitational.

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