View Full Version : Schembechler collapses, dies at 77

11-17-2006, 01:17 PM
DETROIT -- Former Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler has died, television station WXYZ is reporting.


He was 77.
Schembechler collapsed Friday during the taping of a television show and was taken by ambulance to a hospital.

He became ill at WXYZ-TV in Southfield the day before the Ohio State-Michigan showdown, the station said. Schembechler also was hospitalized Oct. 20 after falling ill at the same studio.

Earlier Friday, Southfield police spokesman John Harris could not provide specific medical information, but said: "I don't think it was good."

Police were sent to the station about 9:25 a.m. with the city's fire department, and they escorted an ambulance to Providence Hospital, Harris said.

Messages were left with the university, Schembechler's office and the hospital.

Schembechler met with the media this week to discuss Saturday's game between the No. 1 Buckeyes and No. 2 Wolverines. He also talked about the device that was implanted to regulate his heartbeat after he was hospitalized last month. He said the device covered about half his chest, and doctors still were adjusting it.

Schembechler said he did not plan to attend the game in Columbus, Ohio, and he doesn't go to road games anymore.

Schembechler had a heart attack on the eve of his first Rose Bowl in 1970 and another one in 1987. He has had two quadruple heart bypass operations.

The seven-time Big Ten coach of the year had a 194-48-5 record at Michigan from 1969-89. His record in 26 years of coaching was 234-64-8.

Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press


:boohoo: R.I.P Coach, you will be missed and never forgotten!

11-17-2006, 01:18 PM
R.I.P. coach.

11-17-2006, 01:19 PM
well, that should be some source of extra motivation for Michigan. Sad to hear though.

11-17-2006, 01:21 PM
Just saw it on ESPNEWS R.I.P

11-17-2006, 01:28 PM
Very sad

Mich will be ready tomorrow!

Vertical Limit
11-17-2006, 01:38 PM
So sad, and ironic at the same time. The day before the biggest rivalry game of the year...

Rest in Peace coach.

11-17-2006, 02:15 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the whole Michigan community.

11-17-2006, 02:46 PM
So sad, and ironic at the same time. The day before the biggest rivalry game of the year...

Rest in Peace coach.

I met him a few times, twice at HS football camps given by U-M and at a few coaches camps.........RIP coach.


11-17-2006, 02:57 PM

11-17-2006, 03:46 PM
I always thought of him as the Shula of college football. RIP Bo

11-17-2006, 04:04 PM
Go Michigan. Win one for the coach!!!

11-17-2006, 05:55 PM
Man, Prayers go to his family.

Pennington's Rocket Arm
11-17-2006, 07:03 PM
:( hope this inspires the boys in blue!

11-17-2006, 07:24 PM
RIP. Michigan is going to be pumped up. Im starting to get a lil bit worried.

11-17-2006, 07:29 PM

I guess MICH will have more people pulling for them.

11-17-2006, 07:30 PM
I didnt like him dogging ND recently but it's sad to see him go. This should fire UM up a little more.

11-17-2006, 07:43 PM
RIP Coach. Thanks for making Michigan part of what it is today. Go Blue. I just wished he could have seen Carr get this years NC.

11-17-2006, 08:16 PM
Poor guy. R.I.P coach.

11-17-2006, 10:20 PM
Bo Schembechler = Zero national championships.

....sorry he died,,,,but he was a little overrated. Ohhh and he never should have fired Ernie Harwell, the Detroit Tigers radio play-by-play man. :rolleyes: