June 10, 2023

Bo Schembechler Dies

Glen (Bo) Schembechler died this morning. Bo Collapsed during the taping of the Big Ten Ticket show and was rushed to the hospital where he died shortly thereafter.

The 77 year old former Wolverines coach had been recovering from sugery a month earlier to implant a heart regulating device. It wasn’t his first heart problem, as Bo also suffered heart attacks in 1970 (his first rose bowl.. a 10-3 loss to USC) and 1987 (which also featured Michigan losing to Arizona State)

Bo will always be remember as a great football coach – the winningest coach in Michigan history – a legend. I’ve had the opportunity to meet him several times and he was always a class act. Bo loved talking football to anybody who would listen, and he was never too busy to do so – no matter who you were.

In his 20 years at Michigan (ending in 1989), Schembechler achieved a record of 194-48-5 (yes, at one time there were ties in college football). While Bo wasn’t planning on attending saturday’s game at the horseshoe, it’s certainly a shame that he won’t be around to see it. It’s probably all he thought about for the last week of his life.

Looking at history, Michigan has amassed a record of 1-2 in weeks where Schembechler has had a heart problem, but something tells me that the sun will be shining on the Wolverines from above as they take the field this saturday.

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