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Friday, August 27, 1982
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O DIMS CONTINUED FROM PAGE B-1 lng for stability and found it in the 5-foot-6, 155-pound Callfor-nian. Breech won't likely threaten ' Tom Dempsey's NFL record with "any 63-yard cannon shots, but he ' is very reliable Inside 40 yards and has a strong enough leg to nail a 50-yarder from time to time. Two years ago this time, Breech was in Oakland and Chris Bahr was in Cincinnati. When the 'Bengals cut Bahr, the Raiders picked him up and released 'Breech. Today, Al Davis' crew probably would Jump at the chance of an even-up trade. JT Breech had a better percent age than Bahr at every distance Interval (20-29, 30-39, etc.) last fall ftnd finished with a .688 overall o rono CONTINUED FROM PAGE Page B-1 Most absurd was the rejection of Northern Illinois, which is basing its qualification on a 30,233-seat capacity stadium (plus an average of 17,000 home attendance for one of the last four years). Last year, the NCAA ruled that Northern Illinois seats were only 16 inches wide, two less than minimum. Miffed because investigations showed the home stadium at Notre Dame and Ohio State, among others, averaged Only 16 Inches, NIU officials this year added seats and they all are 18 inches wide. BOWLING GREEN will submit evidence it now has a 30,000-' capacity stadium while Western Michigan insists it indeed has averaged more than 20,000 per game the last four years. ; Miami, in a unique position, contends its 20,000-plus attendance is accurate, but intends to produce figures for 979-82. It's unique because the Jledskins' home stadium now Is only a 14,900-seat facility. The Hew stadium, under construction, will seat 26,000 and can be expanded. "We feel we can average 17,000 at home this year, which should flualify us," says Shrlder. "We've had more than 20,000 already. The Bowling Green (homecoming, Oct. 9) and Toledo (parents' weekend, Oct. 30) are already sold ;put and our other three home games are getting close. ; : "This is not a time to panic. Rather than get all upset, our position is to wait. But I have no tjoubt about us (MAC) going 1-A." 'J- If not? "Then we'll (MAC) take some action," Shrider said. He declined io be specific, but Jacoby said court action "is an option." E TOM REED, the football coach, talks about remaining forever at Miami and because the season is nigh declined to talk at length about the implications of 1-A versus 1-AA on the university's program."I can't do anything about it, so I put it in the back of my mind," Reed said when invited to comment. "I'm concerned about the season. But to think that it (classlf iciation) won't have an impact is foolish. "As a coach, nothing is a stigma. I mean, I'd feel Just as happy coaching Junior high school as a Super Bowl team. The values and the fun are all the same." But Reed frankly admitted there are other considerations, I.e., scheduling, recruiting, attached to A AA. Since the MAC met earlier criteria (several years ago, the NCAA Imposed minimum 12-sports intercollegiate programs, with which the MAC complied), Reed is among those who see the power play of the larger schools. . "We no longer can take stopgap remedies," he said. "The time has come where we might have to make changes and upgrade . . . -change philosophy." 1 He is aware of ramifications probablehe can't see that far Into the future-but Reed boldly .predicts: "It's complicated and . -there are too many variables and 'possible changes, but as it stands if we go AA, football as we know it -t Miami probably won't be in ;existence in 10 years." so Giiomns CONTINUED FROM PAGE B-1 I He acknowledged the boys in 'the program weren't too keen on ethe idea in the beginning. "AT FIRST, they were skeptical ?and, I think, a little embarrassed. But as time has gone on, they've iaccepted her and respect what i.she's done," Smith said. Agnes' presence has forced several changes in Smith's routine. For example, she dresses Jxlaily in the girls locker room and sends someone up to the coach's office to let them know she's arrived. Smith has rigged up a spe-relal set of shoulder pads to provide iixtra protection for her upper fbody. HL "I think every coach has all tUiese little things that are minor inconveniences. This is not bad," i'fie said. "Everyone gets dressed and Just before the meetings begin, she's told to come in. It ooks like she's here to stay to me. 1 don't anticipate anything to Change her mind." In fact, Smith has become something of an expert now and -he's ready to give advice to other r-girls at other schools who want to tryout. "I think if other young ladles decide to do this, they should approached it the way Agnes has ' done it. She Just wants to play football." - percentage (22 of 32) to Bahr's .583 (14-24). The difference, some observers feel, was mental toughness. When the Bengals brought in competition for Bahr, he "thought" himself out of a Job. When Breech found a crowd of guys around the kicking tees, he Just strengthened his resolve. "I WAS a little angry about it at first," Breech said of the parade of new kickers last summer. "From the time I had come in (November, 1980) I thought I had performed well. But after I sat down and thought about it, I realized they were doing the smart thing. This obviously is a business and they had to have the best people." Breech proved he was the best kicker. One of the more telling statistics for kickers is the per to save up to Time is running out, so see your Chevrolet dealer and check the savings, now. Check the savings on Chevette, including the Diesel Chevette one of America's lowest-priced diesels. And Chevette Scooter, one of the lowest-priced 4-door hatchbacks sold in America, foreign or domestic Check the savings on Citation, America's best-selling front-wheel-drive car over the past three years combined? Three versatile IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN YOUR CHEVY centage In the 30-39-yard range. It's like a baseball batting average with men in scoring position. They are pressure kicks because the offense has driven Inside the opponent's 20 and should get at least three points out of the drive. But it's far enough way that . the kicks are by no means gimmes. Last year, Breech hit seven of nine from that distance, the third best percentage in the AFC and tied for seventh in the league. "There really seems to be a lot of guys who have trouble with that (distance). It's a funny thing, you find a number of people have a better percentage from farther out," he said. Breech will be kicking Saturday against the team that originally drafted him-the Detroit factory allowances to $400 on a new Lions. They picked him in the eighth round of the 1978 draft, although they already had Benny Ricardo and Steve Mike-Mayer. "I was naive enough at the time to think I had a shot," he said. His "chance" consisted of two extra points both made in an exhibition against Cincinnati at Riverfront Stadium. BENGAL NOTES-Tight end Dan Ross continues to be bothered by a sprained ankle, so he will miss Saturday night's game against the Lions. M.L. Harris, who banged up his knee and ankle in Thursday's practice, is scheduled to start...Jeff Roberts, the rookie linebacker who was signed in camp but has been unable to work due to an off-season knee inury, has been placed on the physically unable to perform-reserve list. That means the Bengals have until mid-October to activate him and the active roster now stands at 67. Chevrolet dealers make it possible for you Chevette, Citation, Celebrity models, all with electronic fuel injection standard on the base 2.5 Liter engine. Check the savings on Celebrity, front-wheel drive, standard engine electronically fuel injected, standard automatic transmission and more in the room and comfort of Chevrolet's new-generation sedan. DEALER LATELY, YOU'RE NOT READY TO BUY THE CINCINNATI oniDs CONTINUED FROM PAGE B-1 under the rug with a broom behind me." Neither side has forgotten the incident. It provided most of Bristol's material Sunday, when he angered Soto Into his worst outing of the season with some expert "Jockeying" from the third base coaching box. Both Wagner and Nixon have tried to talk Soto into ignoring Bristol's taunts. "I talked to him the other day about it," Wagner said. "You've got to put it out of your mind and go play cause that sort of thing goes areound and everybody works on you. "I THINK Mario is going to have to be mature enough not to get Involved. The best way to do ' " in. ( ''"'l,,1,i,.lilii.rtilliiMta mssm Check the savings on Cavalier, advanced technology in an exciting front-wheel-drive Coupe, Sedan, Wagon and Hatchback Coupe. Don't miss out. Check the savings now. Offer applies only to new '82 model retail deliveries through August 31, 1982. Based on a comparison of Manufacturers" Suggesied Retail Prices. "According to Manufacturer's Reported Retail Deliveries. N79-W2. ENQUIRERFriday, August 27, 1982 B-3 that is to beat the other club. He has to develop his patience. He's got a lot of talent. He's a very aggressive young guy. He likes to win and you like that, but he's got to keep an even keel and an even tone." Nixon does not approve of Bristol's methods, but he would encourage him to try his worst tonight. "1 hope he doesn't shut up," Nixon said. "I want to see what happens with Mario. I want to see if he can handle it. He might have to get used to it." Soto did not want to discuss the situation. "I know everybody said I had a bad attitude," he said. "I have nothing to say. I'll talk after the game." "What is your attitude?" he was asked. "I don't have an attitude." or Cavalier. A NEW CARS'

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