Friday, November 17, 2006

Former college football coach dies at TV station

The legendary University of Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler collapsed this morning while preparing to tape a program at WXYZ-TV in Detroit. He died later at a Southfield, Mich. hospital. Mr. Schembechler was 77.

This comes a day before one of the biggest football games in the school's history: #1 Ohio State vs. #2 Michigan in Columbus, Ohio.

I saw some video of Mr. Schembechler today speaking at a press conference about the big game earlier this week. He talked about the game and his hatred for Ohio State, as if he was still the coach! (He retired in 1989.) He was fiery and passionate, even toward the end. That is what college football is all about.


Detroit News: Schembechler,77, collapses while taping TV Show

Detroit Free Press: Bo Schembechler, a U-M coaching legend, dies at 77

WXYZ-TV: Breaking News: Bo Schembechler Dead at 77

Michigan Buzzboard: Bo Schembechler Passes Away

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