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Former Michigan Coach Bo Schembechler Dies
WXYZ, Detroit ^ | 11/17/06 | WXYZ TV

Posted on 11/17/2006 9:11:23 AM PST by Numbers Guy

Legendary University of Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler has died. He collapsed Friday morning at Channel 7’s Broadcast House as he prepared to tape the Big Ten Ticket show.

Schemechler passed away at Providence Hospital in Southfield. He was taken to the hospital by paramedics Friday morning.

The former coach had 2 major heart attacks and 2 quadruple bypass surgeries.

Just 2 weeks ago, he had a pacemaker implanted.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Michigan; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: bo; boschembechler; buckeyes; collegefootball; collegerivalry; football; miamiuniversity; michigan; michiganfootball; ncaa; obituary; ohiostate; schembechler; universityofmichigan; wolverines; woodyhayes
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RIP, Bo.
1 posted on 11/17/2006 9:11:25 AM PST by Numbers Guy
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To: Numbers Guy; MikefromOhio

Rest in peace, Bo.

I hope Woody is the first to greet you.

Very sad day.


2 posted on 11/17/2006 9:13:19 AM PST by MoJo2001
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To: Numbers Guy

Very sad news.

Go Blue.


3 posted on 11/17/2006 9:13:33 AM PST by socal_parrot (Do you hear the drums, Fernando?)
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To: Numbers Guy

Win another one for Bo.


4 posted on 11/17/2006 9:14:20 AM PST by madison10 (If my people, who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray...I will heal their land.)
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To: Numbers Guy

Damn.....well I guess he is passing up the Big Game tomorrow for the Final Game....You did well Bo....


5 posted on 11/17/2006 9:14:29 AM PST by NorCalRepub
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To: Numbers Guy

Just WOW on the eve of a great match up no less.

God Bless the man with eternity from a Buckeye fan.


6 posted on 11/17/2006 9:15:09 AM PST by A message (We who care, Can Not Fail)
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To: Numbers Guy

He's off to join Woody Hayes on the Great Gridiron in the Sky ...


7 posted on 11/17/2006 9:16:03 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Numbers Guy
The ultimate coaches' coach. RIP


8 posted on 11/17/2006 9:17:56 AM PST by Kryptonite (Keep Democrats Out of Power!)
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To: NorCalRepub; Numbers Guy
When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when your team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing. ---

Bo

RIP

9 posted on 11/17/2006 9:18:26 AM PST by beyond the sea ( Now that Pelosi Galore is in charge, it's never too late or early to start drinking.)
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To: Numbers Guy
RIP

10 posted on 11/17/2006 9:18:46 AM PST by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: Numbers Guy

Tragic. He's a fellow Miami University alum and I attended MU with his son also named Glenn.

He lived the ideals he preached.


11 posted on 11/17/2006 9:19:15 AM PST by relictele
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To: Numbers Guy

God bless Bo and his family and friends.


12 posted on 11/17/2006 9:20:37 AM PST by Always Right
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To: Numbers Guy

Bo was a great coach and an even greater man. This should make tomorrow's game even more interesting.


13 posted on 11/17/2006 9:21:12 AM PST by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: Numbers Guy
WOW, how dramatic is this on the eve of the Biggest Big Game ever???? Michigan players and fans will be FIRED UP to win this one for Bo.

I remember vividly going to The Game three years ago in Ann Arbor. I was walking with friends to dinner downtown and we came across a sozable crowd milling around a popular restaurant. I went closer to see what the hubbub was about. It was a crowd simply watching Bo Schembechler eating dinner in this restaurant. Fans were lined up inside to get his autograph and just say hello. He was a rock star to Michigan fans.

RIP Bo.

15 posted on 11/17/2006 9:21:27 AM PST by Dems_R_Losers (The people have spoken.......the housecleaning starts NOW!!)
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To: Numbers Guy

as a comic aside, there is a gag band called "the dead Schembechlers" who play anti-Michigan/pro-OSU gag songs in Columbus bars.


16 posted on 11/17/2006 9:22:03 AM PST by ghost of nixon
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To: relictele

I've been a Buckeye fan my entire adult life, but today, the Big 10 lost one of its legends. May Bo find eternal peace and hopefully Woody and Bo will be able to watch this game together. RIP BO, you were a giant among men.


17 posted on 11/17/2006 9:22:13 AM PST by offduty
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To: ArrogantBustard
He's off to join Woody Hayes on the Great Gridiron in the Sky ...

Hopefully they have better seats.

18 posted on 11/17/2006 9:22:46 AM PST by Always Right
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To: relictele
He lived the ideals he preached.

You are so right. This is a very sad day for us here in Michigan. We have truly lost a great friend. He was also a great spokesman for Dick Devos in his bid to unseat Governor Granholm. He will be missed by many.

19 posted on 11/17/2006 9:23:03 AM PST by kempster
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To: offduty

20 posted on 11/17/2006 9:23:50 AM PST by Kryptonite (Keep Democrats Out of Power!)
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To: Numbers Guy

How very sad. May he rest in peace.


21 posted on 11/17/2006 9:26:00 AM PST by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: Numbers Guy

Hail to the conquering heroes! Go Blue!


22 posted on 11/17/2006 9:26:16 AM PST by meandog (These are the times that try men's souls!)
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To: relictele
and I attended MU

Is that Miami of Ohio?

Didn't they recently change their name to, "The reddish hued weenies??

23 posted on 11/17/2006 9:26:37 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: Numbers Guy

Penn Stater here, but live close to Ann Arbor. Bo is a legend around here, and will be missed. May God grant peace and comfort to those who grieve this loss.


24 posted on 11/17/2006 9:27:54 AM PST by Basselope
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To: All

Oops...Bo vs. Woody


25 posted on 11/17/2006 9:28:15 AM PST by dakine
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To: Numbers Guy

RIP Bo.You will be missed by all.


26 posted on 11/17/2006 9:28:24 AM PST by ohiobushman
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To: HIDEK6

Just Miami University....

Miami was a University when Florida belonged to Spain.


27 posted on 11/17/2006 9:29:21 AM PST by eraser2005
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To: All

Schembechler dies after collapsing during taping of show
By Tim May
The Columbus Dispatch
Friday, November 17, 2006 12:21 PM
Former Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler has died after he collapsed during a taping of his weekly television show this morning.

Schembechler, 77, underwent an operation in mid-October to have a device attached to his heart that would control his heartbeat. That operation occurred just days after he complained of discomfort while taping his weekly show and was taken by ambulance to a hospital.

He had appeared at the Wolverines' pre-Ohio State game news conference on Monday morning but said he did not plan to travel to Columbus to attend Saturday's 103rd version of The Game, which is being billed as "the game of the century," featuring No. 1-ranked Ohio State vs. No. 2 Michigan.

A former assistant coach at Ohio State under coach Woody Hayes, Schembechler gained fame in 1969 when, in his first year as Michgan coach, led the Wolverines to a 24-12 upset of top-ranked OSU. It was the first shot in what was billed as "The 10-year War" between Woody and Bo, with Schembechler holding sway 5-4-1.

Schembechler, who retired in 1989 with a 194-48-5 record at Michigan and a 234-64-8 overall mark, has a history of heart problems. He suffered a heart attack on the eve of the 1970 Rose Bowl and suffered another one in 1987. He has undergone two heart bypass operations.

He reportedly had been doing well in recent years until the episode on Oct. 20 at the television station.

Schembechler told The Detroit News recently, "When I was in the ambulance, I've got to admit, I wasn't so sure ... that I'd make it. I really wasn't. I was thinking, 'This thing is going to take me.' I snapped back out of that."


http://www.columbusdispatch.com/football/football.php?story=227384


28 posted on 11/17/2006 9:29:25 AM PST by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: Numbers Guy

Bo was half the reason for the ten year war between the Big Two while the Little Eight warmed them up.

Rest in Peace, but "Go BUCKS!!!"


29 posted on 11/17/2006 9:30:00 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: MikefromOhio

ping!


31 posted on 11/17/2006 9:32:45 AM PST by subterfuge (Tolerance has become the greatest virtue, and hypocrisy the worst character defect.)
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To: Numbers Guy

Very sad. RIP, Bo.


32 posted on 11/17/2006 9:33:34 AM PST by good old days
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To: Numbers Guy

My favorite Bo Schembechler episode, because it showed his single-minded focus on what he did, occurred when he was the AD and Bill Frieder announced shortly before the NCAA basketball tournament that he was going to leave and coach at Arizona State. Schembechler said that if he wasn't loyal to the maize and blue he could just go ahead and leave now, and the assistant Steve Fisher coached the team in the tournament. Amazingly, they won it all. But Schembechler attended the regionals and was amazed at how many people were there. He said that he had no idea that the basketball tournament was that big -- it was almost as big a deal as the Rose Bowl, he said.


33 posted on 11/17/2006 9:36:10 AM PST by untenured
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To: Numbers Guy

I guess now the Wolverines have something even more important to play for than a National Championship. Then again, beating Ohio State has always been more important than any championship.


34 posted on 11/17/2006 9:36:43 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Numbers Guy

Oh no! We will miss you Bo.


35 posted on 11/17/2006 9:36:44 AM PST by roses of sharon
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To: Numbers Guy

I'm a big OSU fan and will be going to the game tomorrow. But I've been saying all season long that Michigan would win this game (22-21) because it seemed to me that they had all of the psychological force behind them. Well, this news only adds to that. So I predict Michigan in double digits. [duck]


36 posted on 11/17/2006 9:39:09 AM PST by Remole
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To: Numbers Guy

A great man… a great coach… and tough as nails!

RIP, Bo.


37 posted on 11/17/2006 9:40:01 AM PST by auboy
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To: Numbers Guy
ESPN2 I guess it was had a show about him yesterday. Covering the Woody Hayes controversies. When I heard he died I figured that was why there was a show about him yesterday. I now here he just died today.

Weird!

38 posted on 11/17/2006 9:41:31 AM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Teufelhunde; Diva

Sad ping.


39 posted on 11/17/2006 9:41:34 AM PST by pinz-n-needlez (Jack Bauer wears Tony Snow pajamas)
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To: Numbers Guy
RIP -- He was a great coach.

But still...

GO BUCKEYES!!

40 posted on 11/17/2006 9:41:41 AM PST by CT-Freeper (Said the perpetually dejected Mets fan.)
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To: untenured

"A MICHIGAN MAN will coach a Michigan team!"


41 posted on 11/17/2006 9:43:12 AM PST by MIT-Elephant ("Armed with what? Spitballs?")
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To: Remole
I never bet on this game. Anything can happen and it always does. I remember back in the 70's when Bo came to Columbus with a #1 team. Woody was waiting with over 100 players suited up. Michigan lost that one along with their #1 ranking and a trip to the Rose Bowl.
42 posted on 11/17/2006 9:43:17 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Remole
But I've been saying all season long that Michigan would win this game (22-21) because it seemed to me that they had all of the psychological force behind them.

That's some psychological force if you have them winning by only one point. *spit*

So I predict Michigan in double digits. [duck]

LOL.

43 posted on 11/17/2006 9:43:30 AM PST by jdm
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To: Numbers Guy

Prayers for his surviving family and all Big Blue fans. I remember watching Michigan teams as a youngster and I'm still a fan today. Beat the buckeyes!


44 posted on 11/17/2006 9:43:41 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: Numbers Guy
I've been a Hawkeye fan my entire life, and I remember many a match-up against Bo and his team. They were always tough, tough opponents and we usually got our butts beat.

RIP, Bo.
45 posted on 11/17/2006 9:44:17 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God." (Psalm 53:1))
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To: Numbers Guy

May Coach Schembechler rest in peace. How very sad. Does anyone know his age? He and Woody will have a great time watching from above.

As much as Ohioans like to Michiganders a hard time, for my part I'd like them to know that they are not really hated, that this is just a great rivalry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss of Coach S.


46 posted on 11/17/2006 9:46:42 AM PST by Ohioan from Florida (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.- Edmund Burke)
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To: flutters

I listened to Bo talk to a crop of new players years back. The ideals he expressed are the ideals we at FreeRepublic espouse, of the honorable way to achieve victory.

I was moved and inspired listening to him.

One of the the greats has gone on.


47 posted on 11/17/2006 9:47:20 AM PST by RoadTest ( He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. -Rev. 3:6)
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To: MIT-Elephant

"A MICHIGAN MAN will coach a Michigan team!"

Bo is from Barberton, OHIO.
Bo went to Miami University, in OHIO.

:)


48 posted on 11/17/2006 9:47:24 AM PST by brownsfan (It's not a war on terror... it's a war with islam.)
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To: brownsfan

The Quote is about the Basketball coach...


49 posted on 11/17/2006 9:50:26 AM PST by dakine
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To: Ohioan from Florida
Ooops! As much as Ohioans like to give Michiganders a hard time, for my part I'd like them to know that they are not really hated, that this is just a great rivalry.
50 posted on 11/17/2006 9:51:16 AM PST by Ohioan from Florida (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.- Edmund Burke)
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