1989 Football Team

Overall Record: 10-2 Conference Record: 8-0
Conference Finish: 1st place
National Ranking: AP - No. 7, UPI - No. 8
Coach: Glenn E. "Bo" Schembechler
Captain: J.J. Grant, Derrick Walker
All-Americans: Tripp Welborne
All-Conference: Tony Boles, J.D. Carlson, Dean Dingman, Derrick Walker, Tripp Welborne
Most Valuable Player: Tony Boles
Meyer Morton Award: Chris Calloway
John Maulbetsch Award: Steve Everitt
Frederick Matthei Award: Dean Dingman
Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Tim Williams
Dick Katcher Award: Mike Teeter
Hugh Rader Jr. Award: Derrick Walker
Robert P. Ufer Award: Chris Calloway
Trainer: Russ Miller
Assistant coaches: Tirrel Burton, Cam Cameron, Lloyd Carr, Jerry Hanlon, Bill Harris, Jim Herrmann, Les Miles, Gary Moeller, Bobby Morrison, Tom Reed
Managers: senior manger Jeff Tack, Chris Carr, Scott Hanel, Mark Jacobson, Tom Lewand, John Myers, Dave Schueler, Chris Smith, Jim Sullivan,

OpponentRankDateSiteResult Attend.
Notre Dame  2/1 09/16 H L 19-24 105,912
UCLA  5/24 09/23 A W 24-23 71,797
Maryland  6/- 09/30 H W 41-21 104,872
Wisconsin  5/- 10/07 H W 24-0 104,097
Michigan State  5/21 10/14 A W 10-7 76,913
Iowa  5/- 10/21 A W 26-12 67,700
Indiana (HC)  5/- 10/28 H W 38-10 105,989
Purdue  4/- 11/04 H W 42-27 105,128
Illinois  3/8 11/11 A W 24-10 73,069
Minnesota  3/- 11/18 A W 49-15 35,103
Ohio State  3/20 11/25 H W 28-18 106,137
USC  3/12 01/01 1 L 10-17 103,450
Totals335-184 1,060,167

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1 - Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Starting Lineups Offense         
PositionPlayer
split end Greg McMurtry (12)
left tackle Tom Dohring (12)
left guard Dean Dingman (10)
Matt Elliott (2)
center Steve Everitt (12)
right guard Matt Elliott (9)
Joe Cocozzo (2)
Marc Ramirez
right tackle Greg Skrepenak (12)
tight end Derrick Walker (12)
flanker Chris Calloway (12)
quarterback Michael Taylor (8)
Elvis Grbac (4)
tailback Tony Boles (9)
Leroy Hoard (3)
fullback Jarrod Bunch (5)
Leroy Hoard (5)
Burnie Legette (2)
Starting Lineups Defense         
PositionPlayer
defensive tackle Mike Evans (7)
Brent White (5)
middle guard Mike Teeter (12)
defensive tackle Chris Hutchinson (12)
outside linebacker Alex Marshall (11)
Brian Townsend
outside linebacker Bobby Abrams (12)
inside linebacker J.J. Grant (9)
John Milligan (3)
inside linebacker Erick Anderson (12)
cornerback David Key (12)
cornerback Lance Dottin (6)
Todd Plate (6)
strong safety Tripp Welborne (12)
free safety Vada Murray (12)

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Back Row
Scott Wolfe, Phil Bromley, Bob Chmiel, Cam Cameron, Les Miles, Tirrel Burton, Jerry Hanlon, Gary Moeller, Lloyd Carr, Tom Reed, Bill Harris, Bobby Morrison, Jim Herrmann, Mike Gittleson, Jon Falk, Russ Miller, John Heacock, Kevin Kolcheff, Mike Dietzel
7th Row
Brian Schrag, Dave Herrick, Jeff Tack, Pete Elezovic, Mike Maloney, Terry Looby, Brian Foster, Ron Buff, Robert Harbour, Greg Lobdell*, Joshua Wuerfel, Jim Plocki, Mike Dillon, Paul Schmidt, Bob Bland, Mike Vollmer
6th Row
Chris Stapleton, Derrick Alexander, Alfie Burch, Marc Milia, Steve Rekowski, Marc Burkholder, Eric Graves, Ninef Aghakhan, Troy Plate, Mike Lewis, Sylvester Stanley, Todd Martens, Tony McGee, Burnie Legette, Mike Nadlicki, Doug Musgrave, Dave Dobreff, Joe Barry, William Steuk
5th Row
Desmond Howard, Jon Vaughn, Dwayne Ware, Corwin Brown, Pat Maloney, Paul Manning, Randy Stark, Brian Wallace, John Albertson, Kevin Hedding, Curt Mallory, Eduardo Azcona, Doug Cohen, John Ellison, Coleman Wallace, Livetius Johnson, Dennis Washington
4th Row
Alozie Okezie*, Ra-Mon Watkins, Leon Morton, Dave Caputo, Steve Everitt, Elvis Grbac, Doug Skene, Rob Doherty, Joe Cocozzo, Martin Davis, Chris Hutchinson, Eric Knuth, Barry Kelley, Bill Schaffer, John Woodlock, Bill Madden*, Shawn Watson, Eric Traupe, Yale VanDyne
3rd Row
J.D. Carlson, Kevin Owen, Lance Dottin, Matt McCoy, Neil Simpson, Matt Elliott, Brian Townsend, Dave Diebolt, Greg Skrepenak, Alex Marshall, Dan Jokisch, Mike Evans, Dave Ritter, Ron Zielinski, Otis Williams, Steve Zacharias, Dave Knight, Chris Bohn, Eric Bush
2nd Row
Dean Dingman, Scott Smykowski, Marc Spencer, Warde Manuel, Mike Teeter, Tom Dohring, Brent White, Derrick Walker, Bobby Abrams, Greg McMurtry, J.J. Grant, Jarrod Bunch, T.J. Osman, Marc Ramirez, John Milligan, Tim Williams, Doug Daugherty, Trey Walker, Erick Anderson
Front Row
Gulam Khan, Curtis Feaster, Tony Boles, Vada Murray, David Key, Tripp Welbourne, Chris Calloway, Michael Taylor, Allen Jefferson, Leroy Hoard, Todd Plate, Rusty Fichtner, Ken Sollom