Laughter frequently could be heard at the nearly three-hour “A Celebration of Bo’s Life” as players, coaches and others told favorite stories of the coach they described as difficult at times to work with and for, but delightful and generous as a lifelong friend. Schembechler died on Nov. 17, 2006 after succumbing to heart disease, which he had battled for 40 years. His Michigan teams won or shared 13 Big Ten titles and made 10 Rose Bowl appearances. Schembechler would coach Michigan's Rose Bowl team in 1990 while having secretly accepted the role of President for the Detroit Tigers, publicly announcing the hire after the game.[7]. But his final resting place is at Forest Hill Cemetery in his beloved adopted hometown of Ann Arbor. Schembechler graduated from Miami in 1951 and earned his master's degree at Ohio State University in 1952 while working as a graduate assistant coach under Hayes, who had become OSU's head coach. To this day, virtually every die-hard Michigan football fan feels the Wolverines were shafted when the ADs voted to send Ohio State. Schembechler had a long history of heart trouble. I just think that at 60 years of age, it's time to step down." During 10 years under Bump Elliott, Michigan had five losing seasons, won fewer than eight games eight times, captured the Big Ten title once and went to the Rose Bowl once. Schembechler hung up his whistle after the 1990 Rose Bowl and barely a week later was named the 12th president in Detroit Tigers history.
Schembechler witnessed the championship game, an 80–79 overtime cliffhanger vs. Seton Hall, two days after his 60th birthday (the semifinal victory over Big Ten rival Illinois was played on Schembechler's birthday). He never had a losing season but was still largely unknown in college football circles. He died on November 17, 2006 in Southfield, Michigan, USA. He also hosted a pre-game show "Big Ten Ticket" on the Detroit ABC affiliate, WXYZ-TV along with sports anchor Don Shane. 5 in photo) did something no other Michigan quarterback had accomplished before him – he delivered a bowl game victory for Bo Schembechler. Legend has it[weasel words] that when Hayes was asked why he "went for two," he responded, "because they wouldn't let me go for three." (Photos above by Scott Galvin, U-M Photo Services. “He believed in the importance of hard work and hard decisions, of loyalty and dedication. They hadn't lost since 1967, were riding a 22-game winning streak and some were calling them the greatest college football team of all-time. Bo Schembechler was born on April 1, 1929 in Barberton, Ohio, USA as Glenn Edward Schembechler Jr. His teams never posted a losing season. Schembechler spent five more years at Ohio State and became one of Hayes' most trusted assistants. She also didn't seem to have any idea who he was at the time. Schembechler became Michigan's 15th head coach after the 1968 season, succeeding Bump Elliott. Skynet, your punishment is just and fair and correcting. Bo will be remembered as the Michigan man.” Former Michigan Head Coach Gary Moeller and Former University of Southern California Head Coach John Robinson (bottom, left) enjoy one of the lighter moments. 2, College's centennial conference will focus on global place, Spotlight: Lab specialist's music harmonizes with work, life, University and sports world mourn, celebrate life of legendary coach Glenn "Bo" Schembechler, New master of clinical research degree program off to a strong start, University Unions' Winter Whirl offers holiday entertainment, refreshment and community, University-Google digitization effort turns page toward future in book access, Exercise helps breast cancer patients avoid anemia, fatigue, Nanoparticles carry drugs to treat tumors, Hormone therapy may improve the trip down memory lane, researchers find, Photos: Sugar plum fairies romp at hospital, Photo: Rouge Plant images at UMMA Off/Site through Jan. 14, Photo: Byron Hurt presents his film Dec. 6, Photo: Zell and MFA Creative Writing present Gaitskill Dec. 7, The Regents of the University of Michigan, Students at a candlelight vigil to honor Bo Schembechler sign a banner that displays the second part of one of the coach’s favorite mantras: “What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.
Bo had a 5-4-1 edge over Woody during their 10 meetings and went to the Rose Bowl after all five of those victories. If she spent a lot of time, uh, rejuvinating him, who am I to judge her harshly. Miami's offense was led during those seasons by quarterbacks Ernie Kellerman and Bruce Matte. Perhaps the worst indignity of all was the way Monaghan fired Bo – in a fax on Schembechler's wedding anniversary. Management at the Tigers' flagship radio station WJR later claimed responsibility for the sacking, but Schembechler and club owner Tom Monaghan were denounced for the decision. Schembechler's last two teams went to the Rose Bowl, splitting two games with USC. Unfortunately for Schembechler, the Wolverines couldn't send him out as a winner. the 12th president in Detroit Tigers histor.

… One of Schembechler's seminal experiences was seeing his father refuse to accept a stolen copy of a civil-service exam—despite the fact that the other applicant was reported to have received a stolen copy himself. During Schembechler's stint on the Wolverines sideline, Michigan State had five head coaches – Duffy Daugherty, Denny Stolz, Darryl Rogers, Muddy Waters (pictured) and George Perles. And just for fun, Monaghan gave Bo a franchise located in Ohio. Schembechler died one day after addressing the football team prior to that season's game with Ohio State, one of the biggest in the history of the rivalry that took place one day after his death. His negative experience was a major factor in his convincing Bob Knight to reject Wisconsin's offer to become men's basketball head coach in 1968.[2]. He died in 2006 at the age of 77 on the eve of that year's Michigan–Ohio State football game, a historic No. It's absolutely true that when Bo died, Cathy was just about the only woman mentioned, and Millie seemed to be kind of an afterthought and addendum to everyone's remarks. Almost three years later, Schembechler also got the ax as owner Tom Monaghan was preparing to sell the Tigers to Mike Ilitch. Please enable cookies on your web browser in order to continue. © 2018 MGoBlog. He averaged 44 receptions, 871 yards and 10 touchdowns while also returning kickoffs and punts from 1980-82. "For that reason, I've decided to stay at Michigan. He thinks she's the wife one of the sons from the previous marriage to Bo's, if he recalls correctly. Overview of Kathryn A Schembechler. 1 in two other seasons. Following the 1980 season, Schembechler gained the first of his two Rose Bowl victories by beating the Washington Huskies.