Schembechler collapses, dies at 77
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- In the end, Michigan vs. Ohio State may have been too much for Bo Schembechler's failing heart.
The man with half-century-old roots to The Game died at age 77 on Friday -- the eve of perhaps the biggest matchup in the storied rivalry's history, No 1 vs. No. 2, and his doctor said it might have been because of all the excitement.
Schembechler, who became one of college football's great coaches in two decades at Michigan, collapsed at the studios of WXYZ-TV ...
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Bo Schembechler: 1929-2006
Nickname: Bo, came from his sister's attempts to say "brother'' when they were children.
Born: April 1, 1929.
Died: Nov. 17, 2006.
Birthplace: Barberton, Ohio
Coaching: Miami (Ohio), 1963-68, 40-17-3; Michigan, 1969-89, 194-48-5.
Education: Graduated Miami (Ohio), 1951; Master's degree at Ohio State, 1952
Honors: Winningest head coach in Michigan football history. Won or tied 13 Big Ten championships during his tenure. Coached 17 teams to postseason bowl games (10 Rose Bowls). Never had a losing season. Seven-time Big Ten Coach of the Year. National coach of the year in 1969.
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