McGee not thinking about job
Duke-UNC: same situation in 77
Tuesday, November 15, 1977 The Daily Tar Heel 5
By SKIP FOREMAN
DURHAM There is not much
difference between the situation last
year and the situation this year in terms
of the Carolina-Duke pregame chatter.
Only the records and the names have
changed to protect those already
In 1976, Duke Head Football Coach
Mike McGee was headed for the
showers if the Blue Devils didn't
'produce a winner. He broke dead even,
with a 5-5-1 mark. The final game
proved to be one of the best college
games ever played in this area, if not the
entire country. The Tar Heels made a
valiant fourth quarter rally to win 39-38
and capture a post-season invitation to
the Peach Bowl in Atlanta.
This year, McGee is having his job
scrutinized once more. One local
television station went as far as to say
Saturday that McGee would tender his
resignation at the end of the season. He
probably will not, but with a loss to
Carolina, McGee will suffer his fourth
sub-.50O season in his seven-year reign.
For Carolina, the season of 1976 was
a comeback, a chance to prove that the
previous off-year was just that, an off
year. The Heels rallied to a 9-2 record,
the last victory over the Blue Devils, and
the frozen confines of Atlanta-Fulton
Head Coach Bill Dooley and his men
are against staring a successful season in
the face, a possible ACC championship
and a probable bowl invitation waiting
at the conclusion of the Duke game. The
climax to all this starts at 1:30 Saturday
afternoon, when the respective teams
meet for the 63rd time in the history of
Meanwhile, at McGee's press
luncheon Monday, the Duke coach
started out by praising signal-caller
Mike Dunn, and pushed him as first
team all-ACC quarterback.
"Dunn made a great performance
under pressure," he said in reference to
NEW YORK (UPI) - The United
Press International Board of Coaches
top 20 teams after the 10th week of the
college football season with first-place
votes and record in parentheses:
1. Texas (35) (9-0) 395
2. Oklahoma (1) (9-1) 314
3. Alabama (1) (9-1) 313
4. Ohio St. (1) (9-1) 279
5. Michigan (9-1) 209
6. Notre Dame (1) (8-1) 204
7. Arkansas (8-1) 159
8. PennSt.(9-l) 121
9. Pittsburgh (1) (8-1-1) 89
10. Nebraska (8-2) 66
11. Arizona St. (8-1) 13
12. Texas A&M (6-2) 10
13. Florida St. (8-1) 8
14. No. Texas St. (8-2) 4
15. Clemson (7-2-1). 3
16. UCLA (7-3) . 2
16. NORTH CAROLINA (72-1) 2
16. Texas Tech (7-2) 2
19. Iowa St. (7-3) 1
Anyone interested in . officiating
intramural basketball this winter should
attend a clinic at 8 p.m. Wednesday in 304
Woollen Gym. Call Keith Head or Mike
Pappas at 933-1153 or 933-1006 for more
Dee Stribling won the women's raquetball
championship over Angela Lumpkin.
Stribling is the No. 1-ranked women's
raquetball player in North Carolina.
Margaret and Lou Wasson teamed to win
the women's doubles tennis title over Libby
Evans and Susan Donaldson, 6-2, 6-3.
FOR THE RECORD
Hofstetter makes nationals
Gary Hofstetter, a member of the UNC
cross country team, qualified for the
national championships with his
performance in the District Three meet in
Greenville, S.C. this weekend. UNC's Ralph
King also qualified for the nationals, as
reported in the Daily Tar Heel Monday.
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last Saturday's loss to N.C. State. "I
doubt there is a better third down
quarterback in the country. 1 doubt
there is a better quarterback in the entire
country than Dunn."
McGee said the Duke offense scored
on drives that averaged over 75 yards
per drive. "We did things that we needed
to do to win," he said. He said the
defense only could pin N.C. State to
UPI honors Amos
Freshman tailback Amos Lawrence
was named to the United Press
International's Backfield of the Week
for his record shattering performance
Saturday at Virginia.
Lawrence broke Tony Dorsett's
NCAA single-game rushing record for
freshmen when he carried for 286
yards and two touchdowns. He broke
Dorsett's mark by 21 yards and his
performance was seven yards better
than the ACC single-game record set
by Don McCauley in 1972.
three yards in losses, a factor which
rhade it hard for the Blue Devils to hold
off the constant pressure of the
Wolfpack offense, and kept pressure on
the offense to score points.
As for the upcoming game, McGee
emphasized the desire of the senior class
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contest. He lauded the class for playing
an outstanding brand of football over
the past four years.
But McGee's thoughts were riveted
on the game. "1 doubt if there's a closer
rivalry in the country now," he said. He
praised the UNC offense, and called
Amos Lawrence the best freshman
running back he had seen.
"Their offense is m good shape.
Kupec's passing accuracy had added to
what Carolina is attempting to do."
McGee also said the Tar Heel defense is
the strongest he will face this year.
"Their defense is a combination of
quickness and strength. They're playing
with a lot of enthusiasm," McGee said.
Despite the strength of Carolina's
defense, McGee said he thought ball
control would be the key to a Blue Devil
Asked if the UNC game was
something exceptionally special,
McGee said the game was always
something special. As for the chance of
ruining the Tar Heel bid for a bowl
game, he shrugged off the issue.
"Those kinds of things don't mean all
that much to us. We have a chance for a
As for the possibility of resigning or
being fired at the end of the year, McGee
seemed oblivious to the chance of losing
his job as head coach.
"We have a game this week, and that's
where my thoughts and concerns are."
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