Friday, November 17, 2006

Bo Schembechler 1929-2006

Bo Schembechler
Obit * Coaching Record

He was the "winningest" coach Michigan ever had. "He will always be both a Buckeye and a Wolverine and our thoughts are with all who grieve his loss," said Ohio State coach Jim Tressel.

Bo loved the U of M vs. Ohio State game. He no longer traveled to out of state games, so he wouldn't have been in Columbus tomorrow anyway, but I'm sure it will be a hell of a game. Both teams will play harder than usual, wanting to win for Bo -- and I'm sure Bo will be watching from the best seat in the house.

Rest in Peace, Bo. We'll always miss you at U of M.

UPDATE: Sun. Nov. 19

OSU 42, Michigan 39. When my time comes, I'm sure I will die from heart failure during the last two minutes of a Michigan game. It was SO close!

Bo's funeral is today. According to the Ann Arbor News the public is invited to attend a viewing at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Ann Arbor, 12-3, today.

Tuesday "A Celebration of Bo's Life" will take place at 1:oo p.m. in at Michigan Stadium. (How appropriate!)

Memorial gifts can be made to support the Michigan Cardiovascular Center - Bo Schembechler Heart of a Champion Fund. Send contributions to:

UM Cardiovascular Center
300 N. Ingalls, #8B02
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


truhart said...

Just a bit of trivia - the 4 digit lottery number drawn for the Ohio lottery on Saturday night was 4239. How's that for a coincidence? lol

The Cat Bastet said...

Yes, that WAS a strange coincidence.