Bo Schembechler Dies at 77

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The excitement of this week as number two ranked Michigan is preparing to face arch rival and top ranked Ohio State has turned into a day of sadness as legendary Michigan coach Bo Schembechler collapsed and died today during the taping of his television show.

Schembechler became head football coach at the University of Michigan in 1969. That year he faced Ohio State when they were also ranked number one and billed as the team of the century. Bo upset his old mentor Woody Hayes 24-12, ushering in the greatest era of the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry.

Schembechler had his first heart attack on the eve of the 1970 Rose Bowl, and another in 1987. Schembechler was also hospitalized in October of this year when he collapsed during the taping of his show.

Schembechler had a 194-48-5 record at Michigan from 1969-89. His lifetime record was 234-64-8.

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  1. 1
    battlebob says:

    Ron,
    Bo was head coach from 1969-1989
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bo_Schembechler

  2. 2
    Ron Chusid says:

    That was oviously a typo–he certainly could not have come to Michigan and win a trip to the Rose Bowl before his first MI after the date of the Rose Bowl.

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