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UNC 24, Memphis State 10
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Copyright 1983 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 91, Issue 56
Saturday, September 17, 1983
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
in Miami's cradle
By KURT ROSENBERG
Assistant Sports Editor
Newness pervades the Miami Uni
versity football program. New coach.
New stadium. Still, Tim Rose, the
man now in charge, finds himself
caught between the new and the old.
; Rose is trying to develop his own
system as he begins to establish him
self and begins to feel comfortable in
his new position. At the same time,
he can't completely block out of his
mind what went on in the past. And
even if he could, no one would let
him forget that Woody Hayes, Ara
Parseghian and Bo Schembechler
won more than a few games at this
school in Oxford, Ohio, which has
come to be known as the "Cradle of
But Rose, the baby in the Cradle, is
fortunate that he's got brand new
Yager Stadium in which to work.
When the opening of the stadium is
celebrated Oct. 1, the day Miami
plays its first home game, the ghosts
of those coaching legends won't be
roaming the sidelines as they did at
Miami Field. Yager Stadium will be
long to Rose.
Somehow, though, you just can't
escape tradition. Rose may be able to
call Yager Stadium home, but his real
home in Oxford is the same one that
belonged to UNC coach Dick Crum,
who he will stand across from today
at 1 p.m. in Kenan Stadium, as Miami
faces North Carolina. Crum was the
head coach at Miami from 1974-77,
and the year he left was the year Rose
arrived to become defensive coordi
nator. Rose explains that buying
Crum's house was a logical choice,
since Miami assistant coaches Denny
Marcin, John Matsko and Chuck
Priefer had already sold theirs before
leaving to take similar jobs in Chapel
"It was the only one left on the
market," Rose says.
Rose is looking to even his record
as a college coach at 1-1. The Red
skins were beaten by South Carolina
last week, 24-3, something the Miami
coach did not expect to happen.
"I expected to win, ' ' Rose says . " I
was surprised that we lost and I was
surprised by the score we lost by."
If logic is any indicator, Miami
should lose by a lot more today.
South Carolina had an easy time with
the Redskins, but two weeks ago, the
Gamecocks were beaten, 24-8, by
North Carolina. Dick Crum prefers
not to use that kind of logic.
"I know, the first thing everybody
says is, 'You beat South Carolina and
South Carolina beat Miami, so
shouldn't this be an easy game?' "
See ROSE on page 2
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By MICHAEL PERSINGER
For Brian Johnston, this is a season of
After starting the 1982 season as Jack Par
ry's backup at defensive tackle, Johnston was
moved to center after a midseason knee in
jury sidelined Steve "McGrew. Johnston had
filled in for McGrew as a freshman when Mc
Grew suffered another injury.
Johnston might have challenged for all
conference honors at center had he stayed
there, but UNC head coach Dick Crum gave
Johnston the choice of staying at center or re
turning to defensive tackle after the Tar
Heels' 26-10 victory over Texas in the Sun
Bowl last season.
The decision to return to defense wasn't
easy for Johnston. He said he waited until a
week before spring practice to tell the coaches
of his decision.
"I was recruited as a defensive lineman,
and I think I stayed on defense for about two
days as a freshman," Johnston said. "Coach
(John) Matsko said I'd have the opportunity
to play sooner at center, so I went to center.
Sure enough, I played sooner at center."
Having the starting center slot nailed down
coming into this season didn't make John
ston's decision any easier. ButCrum told him
he would be the starter no matter which posi
tion he chose going into the fall.
"I thought when I came to Carolina that I
wanted to play defense," Johnston said.
longer the center of inattention
"My heart was with the defense, so when
coach Crum gave me the opportunity to go
back, I took it."
Still, Johnston said it was hard to give up a
position he had secured to move to a position
he would have to fight to keep.
"I had developed a lot of confidence play
ing center," Johnston said. "I was happy to
be at center and happy to be starting. It's just
the way things happened that I ended up
back at defensive tackle."
So far, it's been a happy reunion. Johnston
has recorded six tackles and three assists
through the Tar Heels first two games. He
has one tackle for a loss.
Johnston said he think' s he's more suited
to playing defense than offense.
"On offense, you have to be a disciplined
player . you have to harness your
emotions," Johnston said. "I like getting ex
cited. And the attention you get is nice. I've
had my picture in the paper more times in the
last week than in two years at center."
Johnston admits he still needs work on
some phases of his game. He said he is still in
an adjustment period still finding his way
back into the defensive scheme. But John
ston does have some goals.
"I think I've played the run pretty well so
far this season, but I still need to work on my
pass rush," he said. "I want to be an all
conference player and lead the team in sacks v
"That's something I've always wanted to
be since high school a great pass rusher,"
Johnston said. "My heroes in high school
were Randy White and Mark Gastineau."
But individual goals are not the only
goals Johnston has for this season. He
wants to be a member of the No. 1 defen
sive unit in the nation, a position which, in
terms of total defense, the Tar Heels hold
after two games.
See JOHNSTON on page 3
William Fuller (95) and Walter Black (11) are two of the cogs in a
defensive unit that held Memphis State to only 105 yards total of
fense last week. The Tar Heel defense ranked No. 2 in the land for
fewest total yards allowed in 1982, and is first in the nation after
two games again this year. North Carolina has given up just 306
total yards in 1983.
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