Thursday, September 1, 1977 The Daily Tar Heel 7
A tougher seasontfcbnference opponents
are obstacles to anMem-O season
By GENE UPCHLRCH
Fourth in a series '
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!.!,, ,, . , "'"oh yiaycrs ai Maryland are
coking over their shoulders as they practice twice every day during
he hot. sultry weather plaguing this Washington suburb as the
school year opens.
When they look over their shoulders, they see a four or five-team
battle for second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference. (Their team
rode on a 20-game ACC w.nning streak after coming off an 1 1-0
regular season last year and they are expected to finish first in the
coherence for the third straight year.) But when they look closer,
they can see several conference and nonconference opponents that
coud possibly defeat them this season. Unlike last year, the
conference is a more balanced league with untested players on nearly
every team and, no doubt, some surprises.
Coach Jerry Claiborne and his team open their season next week at
Clemson in Death Valley: not a desirable opener for anyone, much
less a team without a conference loss in several years. Two weeks
afterwards, the Terps must travel to play Coach Joe Paterno's Penn
Mate team. In 22 meetings between the two teams, Maryland has
won only one game in 1 96 1 . The week following the Penn State game,
the Terps travel to Raleigh to play N.C. State.
"Clemson is one of the most emotional places in the conference to
play, says Claiborne. "They pretty well know what we're going to
do, but we don't know what they're going to do."
Claiborne says that when he and present Clemson Coach Charley
Pell were at Virginia Tech, he and Pell's staff exchanged ideas and
The only spot on the Maryland squad that can be considered weak
is the offensive line, where only one experienced player, guard Mike
Yeates, returns. Claiborne says the problems with the line are far
from being solved although he now has players assigned to the
positions along the offensive line.
"We need people to play and get confidence. We have the people
we want to work with, and now until game time we must establish
confidence. They're not blowing off the ball, they're creeping off it."
Claiborne will not have to worry about one returning player
creeping Mark Manges. The big (6-3, 215 pound) quarterback is
considered the premier quarterback in the conference this year,
which features outstanding talent in that position at nearly every
school in the league.
Barring injury, Manges should have another good season. Last
year, he moved into second place in Maryland all-time total offense
with 1593 yards, just behind Bob Avellini. Manges completed just
over 50 per cent of his passes last season for 1 1 45 yards and rushed for
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Going undefeated again this season is on every player's mind.
"You can't go and look at the schedule and say we'll go undefeated
again." Manges says. "Every team will be out to beat us. This is m
last year and I'd like to win. I'll be psyched for every game."
Manges says he would rather have the Penn State game later in the
season, rather than the third game, so that the offensive line could
work out some problems and gain valuable experience.
The defensive side of Maryland's lineup is the most experienced
and effective part of the overall Terrapin football program.
Claiborne is a defensively-minded coach, and admits that he
personally spends more time working on defense in practice. The
Terps' defense, ranked second in the nation last year, returns all but
Maryland runs a "wide-tackle-six" defense and the defensive
squad has good depth except at the linebacker spot.
"1 think that defense (the wide-tackle-six) is one of the best in the
country," Claiborne says. "I know it better and I can coach it better.
It puts more pressure on the passer. If I didn't think it would work. I
wouldn't use it."
Maryland returns Brad Carr at linebacker, who was All-ACC last
year and led the team in tackles.
Both Carr and Manges say that a lack of competition within the
Conference has hurt both the reputation of Maryland as a loot ball
power and the team's chance in post-season bowl games.
"If we had played two top-ranked teams last year we would have
been better prepared "Carr says. Maryland lost to Houston 30-21 in
the Cotton Bowl last year.
Being a member of the ACC hurts Maryland's national reputation.
"It's not because ol the quality of football." he says, "it's because ol
the attitudes of reporters. They don't think a game against Clemson
in Death Valley is a big thing. The reporters up north don't know
what it's like to go in there and play. They had to wail until we had a
bowl game against outside competition to judge us."
Maryland again plays all the conference opponents this year. In
1975. Duke did not play the Terrapins and finished second in the
conference and last year. North Carolina did not meet the I erps and
finished second, Claiborne and Maryland players agree that they are'
glad to be playing the entire conference again to end criticism from
some who say Maryland was not the true conference title winner
because it did not play a complete league slate.
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Conference, their football program suffers. Manges says most post-season play,
reporters don't realize how tough it is to play against
Gail Sailer gets
Wake asst. post
Gail Sailer, a Carolina graduate assistant
coach in women's cross country and indoor v .
and outdoor track last year, has been named
women's associate cross country coach at
Sailer earned her Masters in Physical
Education at UNC alter double majoring in
English and Physical Education at Bowling
Green, where she was an outstanding
swimmer. Her last competitive track
experience came in high school, where she
was a sprinter and a hurdler.
JV's, mike man tryouts set
Tryouts for the junior varsity cheerleading The JV tryouts are open to freshman and
squad and mike man at football games will sophomore males and females, and the mike
be held this Monday at 6:30 p.m. in position is open to anyone.
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