Friday, November 17, 2006

Glenn E. "Bo" Schembechler 1929-2006

Coach Bo Schembechler died today at the age of 77 on the eve of the biggest game in the history of Michigan Football. He will never be forgotten for how he transformed the Michigan football program after he arrived in 1969. He made the Wolverines the best of the best, both on and off the field. Here is some biographical information about the greatest Michigan coach that ever walked the Wolverines' sideline:

  • Born: April 1, 1929
  • Hometown: Barberton, OH
  • College: Miami of Ohio, 1951
  • Prior Coaching Experience: Ohio State, 1952-53 (graduate assistant); Presbyterian College, 1954 (assistant);Bowling Green, 1955 (assistant);Northwestern, 1958 (assistant);Ohio State, 1959-1963 (assistant);Miami of Ohio, 1964-1968 (Head Coach)
  • Career Record: 234-65-8
  • Years at U-M: 1969-1989 (21 seasons)
  • U-M record: 194-48-5
  • Big Ten Record: 143-24-3
  • Record vs. OSU: 11-9-1
  • Bo vs. Woody: 5-4-1
  • Big Ten Titles: 13
  • Rose Bowl record: 2-8
  • All Bowl games: 5-12
  • National Coach of the Year: 1

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