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Bo Schembechler

  • American coach
  • Born April 1, 1929
  • Died November 17, 2006

Glenn Edward "Bo" Schembechler Jr. ( SHEM-bek-lər; April 1, 1929 – November 17, 2006) was an American football player, coach, and athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Miami University from 1963 to 1968 and at the University of Michigan from 1969 to 1989, compiling a career record of 234–65–8. Only Nick Saban, Joe Paterno and Tom Osborne have recorded 200 victories in fewer games as a coach in major college football. In his 21 seasons as the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines, Schembechler's teams amassed a record of 194–48–5 and won or shared 13 Big Ten Conference titles.


I have never played a game for the national title. Our goals always have been to win the Big Ten title and the Rose Bowl. If we do that, then we consider it a successful season.




I never brought it up when I coached, but I have close ties at Ohio State. Unfortunately, I even have a graduate degree from there.




A Michigan man is going to coach Michigan.




If you think my career has been a failure because I have never won a national title, you have another thing coming.



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