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Thursday, August 27, 1981The Daily Tar Heel9
By GEOFFREY MOCK
1)111 Mali Writer
Second of a seven-part series
COLLEGE PARK, MD.
Word is out in College Park, Md., that after years
of criticism of being too conservative on offense,
Maryland's head football coach, Jerry Claiborne, is
going to open up his offense with a stronger passing
game. But that word did notcome from Jerry Clai
borne. "We'll try to shift some and move around some
more, but we'll still basically run the same plays,"
Claiborne said. "We just hope to get a quarterback
ready enough that if the defense has a weakness we
can hit it with an automatic. Our strength offensively
is with the ground game."
The reason for Claiborne's confidence
srround came is senior Charles Wvsocki.
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year set lerrapm recoras lor mosi rusrics gu a game
and season and who ran for 1,359 yards.
wysocki won i oe running as mucn mis yeawuoa
borne has two fine reserves at tailback, Tim WhittfeC
and Willie Joyner, and three good fullbacks, Jep
Rodenberger, Joe Brkovich and John Nash to hCJ
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"Any schools tailback has tope aoig
offense," Wysocki said. "Thislsmylasa
and 1 have to adjust myseit to
like to go out a winner."
Wysocki spent the summer on
the NCAA and ABC-TV in wlich
country with some of the bestfcollegVp Crs inth.Jj
nation. After his performance ferTRnTtheTgtsgffll
speculation about a
Heisman trophy for him this
"I hear about it more and more," he said. "It
would be a great honor, but if I ever did get it, .
would want to do it for my mother and family, who
made everything possible. Without them nobody
would have ever heard of Charlie Wysocki. My main
goal is to earn All-America honors, but to even think
that way is unreal."
Wysocki's family spent $15,000 traveling to watch
him play football last year and will spend $20,000 this
year doing the same, Wysocki said. "I'm a family
and team-oriented man, and my family comes first,"
he, said. "It makes me feel good that my family is
there at the game for me."
' While Wysocki has guaranteed , Maryland some
consistency on offense, injuries and inexperienced
players hamper much of the rest of the Terrapin
squad. There are only 12 seniors on the team because
four years ago, Claiborne took advantage of an
landl peii imp it
NCAA ruling allowing schools to red-shirt freshmen.
When the rule was reversed the next year, Claiborne
was unable to red-shirt freshmen again and could
only bring in a few recruits. Players didn't want to
come 10 a program where they wouldn't play.
A series of injuries has also set back the Maryland
team. Starting defensive end Mark Wilson and star ing
halfback Jonathan Simmons suffered major in
juries in fall practice. And, some minor injuries to
important players caused Claiborne to delay his first
scrimmage until Tuesday.
"We have to scrimmage to find out what progress
we have made," Claiborne said. "If we get everyone
well, we'll be all right. Once you get into the season,
you can't get a lot of contact work. A lot of guys
look good one-on-one, but 11 -on-1 1 is another situa-
tffaJtigl biggest question marks is at quarterback,
rted several games last year.
mer Esiason could also
1 be our quarterback,"
it is, he will be ade-
g a good job."
nsive line, but needs
Bob Gioia, guards
Brian Riendeau and
ble to open holes for
lan John Tice returns.
gh and Ron Fazio leave
at that position.
Mit end. where sonh-
ttsVin fresffnan Alan Sadler are
Serth. If neither work out.
Claiborne saxrthat he might move wingbacks Mike
Lewis or Ken Roberts to the split end position.
Defensively, the only Terrapin weakness is in the
secondary. Claiborne said that the only certain starter
was Simmons, who is now injured. That leaves a my
riad of untried sophomores and juniors fighting for
the three starting berths.
The f ront line is strong with returning lettermen at
almost every position. Heading the line is left guard
Greg Vanderhout, a senior, and right guard Mike
Corvino. Other starters include Joe Aulisi and tackles
Mark Duda and Gurnest Brown.
The combination of experience and typical Mary
land strength and quickness will make it difficult for
opposing linemen. "It's a comfortable feeling," Van
derhout said. "I feel very fortunate that we do have
the strength. We have the nucleus of a very good
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Terrapin star runner Charlie Wysocki
Vanderhout said the defense was concentrating on
studying opponents tendencies to prepare themselves
mentally. "It's the biggest part of it all. If you don't
have it in your mind, you're going to lose that step
and you may as well just go back and sit in the laundry
"Sometimes, when you get tired, you make mis
takes. One offensive lineman I faced would start
breathing heavily whenever he had to. make a drop
block. Whenever I heard that, I would say to myself,
'Here we go again and tee off on him."
EDefemse into hittin
ead of. mouthin
By CLIFTON BARNES
DTH Sports Kditor
That's the message UNC coach Dick
Crum has given his defensive football
team, players say.
Jeering and taunting opposing offensive
teams became a trademark of last year's
top 10 North Carolina defense. But Crum
and his defense say they have a better idea.
"The defense has a different personality
this year," said Darrell Nicholson, an All
ACC selection at linebacker. "Talkin
worked for last year's team, but this sea
son we feel we can get to a team better by
not saying anything."
-f Nicholson was with All-America Law
rence Taylor, known as the big talker on
defense, but the defensive captain believes
he won't be bothered by the transition.
"I've got to get everybody situated and
get the defense called," he said. "I won't
have time to shoot the breeze. We're just
gonna smack 'em upside the head without
Last season Nicholson did some
smackin' to match his talk. He was the
leading Tar Heel tackier with 75 solos and
42 assists. In 1979 he had 101 solo tackles.
"Last year talk got a lot of teams frus
trated - it got them intimidated," Ni
cholson said. "For instance, remember
the Duke game last year? we fought
the whole game."
What kind of-things were said? "Oh,
you know," he said. "You know."
Nicholson said the 1981 edition of the
Tar Heel defense would still uphold the
strong defensive tradition.
Strong safety Bill Jackson said the de
fense had something to prove. "We've got
to show we are still here," he said. "We
are going to keep it down low key hit
instead of talk. .
'Coach Crum said instead of talking
all the time, let's go out and show them
what we can do," Jackson sid. "Also, I
think they (coaches) feel it would be bet
ter for Carolina's reputation."
Last season Crum dared not mess with
a defense as good as that one was, but
. this year only five defensive starters are
"We have fewer big-play men on this
team," Jackson said. "We need to be
more of a team. We want 1 1 guys on the
ball at all times." So there's little room
for talk, especially bragging.
Nicholson said the big talkers in the
Atlantic Coast Conference were Clemson
and Maryland, while Oklahoma was the
biggest talker in the non-conference cate
gory. "Guys have a good time doing that
stuff," he said. "We'll probably yack a
bit when a guy makes a good play, that's
characteristic of a good defense.
"It won't be like a funeral out there,
but we feel we'll get to them more by not
saying anything," Nicholson said. "It'll
make them wonder what we're thinking.
Plus a lot of officials don't like that talk."
Notes: The cool weather continues to
concern Coach Crum. "The weather is
unseasonably cool," he said. "Our guys
need to get acclimatized to the kind of
weather they will be playing in. We need
some heat this week, because it is hot in
Kenan Stadium in September."
Crum said this team might be the most
inexperienced club he's ever coached. "If
we were this young and had an inexperi
enced quarterback, we'd be in deep, deep
trouble," he said.
Quarterback Rod Elkins said he was
having difficulty taking snaps from red
shirted freshman Brian Johnston, who
will start, but that he thought the prob
lems were ironing themselves out.
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