BO everything is gonna come back ,we now have our coach JH
I was a die hard michigan fan for years, doing the bo schembechler error. He is & will be truly missed.
I miss Bo each and every day, I love Michigan football but Bo was so much more than a coach. RIP Coach
Watching BO coach his Wolverines was an experience that I will never forget, because he was clearly a master teacher and coach.
Happy Birthday, Bo. I love you.
To The Family OF Bo Schembecheler,
I am sorry death had to take Bo so soon it is my hope that the family can find comfort in knowing that Jehovah will removed death, and sickness forever.
I didn't know Bo personally but I did want the family to know they are in my prayers and someone in the Chicago Land area is thinking about them and sending hugs there way.
we love and miss you so much bo we need to win this year aganst ohio state so we can win it for you i miss you much i love you bo `
As long as 100,000 plus gather on autumn Saturdays at the corner of Stadium and Main in Ann Arbor, the spirit of Coach Bo will be there. Bo Schembechler lives forever in the hearts and minds of Wolverine Nation. Hail To The Victors and Let's Go Blue!
I sorry to hear about your lost and I would like to share with the family a comforting scripture at John11:25" Jesus said I am the resurrction and the life he that exercises faith in me, even though he dies will come to life.
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
dude you were awsome as a coach and a guy 2. awsome
Bo was more than a Michigan man. He was more than a legendary football coach. Bo was a leader of men, tough on the outside, caring and loving on the inside. He was a simple man, but a man who knew respect and cared for his fellow man. We will never forget Bo Schembechler.
Bo will always be defined Michigan. Bo embodied all that Michigan was & is. Thanks for the memories Bo. You will be missed by avid sports fans all over the world.
Bo thank you for all the great memories, you will be greatly missed. Thank you all you did for the University of Michigan. You have created interity in college football.
Bo. How I miss you, Woody and Ufer. The three of you were Saturday football while I was growing up and well into my adult life. My condolences go to the Schembechler family, but my condolences go to Michigan football fans also, as Bo belonged to all of us, and we all mourn his loss. May his Maize and Blue heart Rest in Peace. GO BLUE!
Bo You are our hero. You will be missed dearly. You were the greatest football coach of all times. Our prayers go out to your family.
Thanks for the great memories and great rivalry against the Ohio State Buckeyes.We will have your pride and energy when we see Michigan football games. May you rest in peace and watch Michigan rise to victory again.
It will always be a dissapointment of my life that I was never able to meet "Bo". But, his memory and the traditions that he fought to maintain at U of M, I will keep in my heart. I love you, Bo. Go Blue!!
I had the pleasure of meeting Coach Schembechler on two separate occasions several years apart. Once at an awards dinner in Tampa in the late 80's he signed a program for me and took a few minutes to talk about Michigan football. At a book signing a few years later - busy as he was - he managed a few words of conversation as he signed my copy of a book about Michigan football.
While it was easy to root for and admire Coach Schembechler from afar as a damn good football coach, having the opportunity to exchange pleasantries on two separate occasions was even better. It made him real and give me an appreciation of what a nice guy he was.
Dear Schembechler Family,
Bo is an American legend; a fabulous coach who taught young men about "The Team" and its importance in all aspects of life. Bo was Michigan, period. And he taught loyalty and respect to everyone he was around. I am from southern Minnesota, and grew up watching and listening to Michigan football in the 70's and 80's. Because of Bo, I am a lifelong Michigan football fan. I truly believe that Michigan is the #1 sports university in the country, knowing that it is also a top-notch university. My wife and 14-year old daughter bought us tickets to the 1st game against Vanderbilt for my 40th birthday; our first trip to beautiful Ann Arbor. What a gift to be in the Big House, the house that Bo built! God Bless you Bo! College Football has lost an icon. Coach, I plan on meeting you someday! GO BLUE!
To a man who inspired people to do the right thing will be missed
I knew Coach as a child. As a solider I got to know Coach even better as I wrote back and forth to him and his wife Milly. I am a football Coach myself now and try my best every day to teach the game like Coach. Coach Bo Schembechler was and is everything to Michigan football. I hope I live to be half the man he was. I will miss you.
God Bless. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bo's family and friends.
I'm very grateful to have experienced Michigan football under Bo's leadership,we will miss you.
I was born in 1967 in Michigan and words cannot express what this man has meant to me...as a small child I used to think Bo owned Michigan football as I became of age to play and love football I realize Bo didnt' own the team... as an adult I now know the truth "Bo Schembechler is MICH FOOTBALL and as far as Im concerned he always will be, thank you Bo for loving Mich you will truly be missed but your lessons on and off the field will stay with us a lifetime.....
Bo is, was and always will be the best, because he lived to the highest standards! I and my entire family will miss him. I am proud to have brushed shoulders with such a quality man.
Dennis K. Allman
We have lost not only a great coach but a great man as well. There will never be another Bo Schembechler.
I was tailgating, he was speaking in a tent nearby on the U of M golf course. As he drove off in a golf cart, I yelled out his name "Bo!" as did many others. He appeared to hear me, waving and smiling in my direction. Though none of that brief encounter meant anything to him, for one second my childhood idol and I connected. Thanks for my second Bo. It was all I needed. Go Blue!
A legend is gone,but he will never be forgotten. Bo stood for everything that was right in college sports.Thank you for all that you have done.all the lives you touched.Heaven is a much better place with your arrival.
I was out of the country when Bo died, and found out only because I sat down to watch the game. We were in the Caribbean, oblivious to any news.
I grew up in Ann Arbor, and am well versed about Michigan football. Bo was such an inspiration and a true legend-a friendly man, who I would see in town from time to time. Although I knew he had health problems, he seemed invincible.
I will always remember him as a generous, kind leader who helped shape students into men of character. He was tough and fair, and I will miss him dearly.
Heartfelt sympathies to all that loved him.
To the Schembechler family,
Our deepest sympathy goes out to you in this time of loss of a great husband and father, we like others will miss him as a friend and a great leader, we will never forget our times with him, he will be missed forever by all..........
Bo...The name now means Michigan Football...It is now time for you to rest in peace good man!
A great loss for everyone here
The Team, The Team, The Team...epitomizes one of the greatest coaches ever and the spirit of an even greater human being. Thanks, Bo, for all the great Saturday afternoons at the Big House.
Dear Coach Schembechler,
From a family of multiple Michigan Alumni...No one will ever believe, conceive, and achieve as much as you have for our great university. For all of our years we will forever remain indebted to you, our greatest champion. Rest well Michigan Man rest well.
Now Bo Knows Heaven....and it is a better place for having him.
From a coaches son....to a coaches family....so many had the chance to call him "coach".....your family called him dad and husband. It's the best of both worlds...dad and coach...I was blessed...so were you.
My wife, daughter, and I wish to thank you, Bo, and your family for such wonderful memories at Michigan stadium and elsewhere in Ann Arbor. What an inspiration and example you have been to us. We are truly grateful and will never forget what you have done.
I wrote and published this poem after my mother died three years ago. May it be a consolation to the Schembechler family and friends.
TRIUMPH SONG OF LIFE
In the misty morning quiet
On a dew-drenched mountain ridge
Bright shafts of early sunlight
Pierce the dense, foggy curtain.
In that resplendent moment
All is renewed, transformed
As the passing inky blackness
Gives way to glorious morning.
Even so the darkest shadows
That seemingly never end
In the seasons of our lives
Give way to new beginnings.
We cannot know in this life
The timing of the Divine
Or the reason we all pass through
The valley of Death's shadow.
Yet may our hope ever be
That new life follows decay,
That Winter is not the victor
Over Spring's enduring light.
Michael J. Kremm
God Bless you and your family, and of course, The Team, The Team, The Team. You will be long remembered and missed. Thank you for everything you have come to mean to all of us.
A wise man once said "Only a Michigan Man will coach a Michigan Team". Thanks for everything BO! You will be missed. You are truly a Michigan Man!
As you were to the State of Michigan and college football, be to the field of football and dreams up yonder.
Bo, I will forever remember you as a Michigan man, one who had a fierce pride and loyalty to the University and made the University a better place. God be with you, Bo. Go Blue!
" go deep Bo" "Tight end right 34 wing pass"
I was born the year Bo started coaching, most of my earliest Michigan memories is watching the game with my father, and he saying "Bo, is Michigan." So on this somber moment I wish Bo a fond farwell and know that he will be in the hearts and the minds of all Michigan fans now and forever. Go blue.
"Loyalty. Dedication. Hard-work."
"The Team. The Team. The Team."
Godspeed, Bo. We love you and miss you dearly.
Bo you were the best, rest in peace you will be missd. God bless
It is one of those moments that you will always remember where you were when you heard the news. In the case of Bo, I was in Columbus at the Easy Living Deli near OSU campus. The deli was filled with OSU students, alumni, and coaches of various sports. The TV was on ESPN, as it always is, and when the announcement was made, the entire store fell silent as everyone gathered around the set to get the news. Bo was greatly admired by those in the deli, and they were extremely sad to hear the news. As a "Michigander", it brought back a flood of memories growing up in Detroit and attending games at the Big House. Talking football with my dad was the first thing I thought of when I heard of Bo's passing. My dad passed away in 1997 during the Notre Dame game. I know that Dad and Bo are sharing the same seat in their Big House to watch all future games. Whenever I think of Michigan, I think of Bo. Thank you for all the wonderful memories.
"Those who stay will be champions."
Bo was our "Champion." Bo was "Meechigan!"
Go Bless and thanks for the memories!
We met last January at LaSalle Bank
but both started at U. of M. in 1969. You, as coach in January; me as a freshman in September. You were the BEST! I'll always remember you with fond memories.
Rest in peace.
Dear Coach Shembechler,
Although I never met you personally, I feel like I've known you for approximately 37 years. I might not have agreed with all of your play calling but there was never a doubt in your integrity. My devotion to being a Michigan Wolverine fan is as important to me as anything other than my family and you played a very important part of that. I will be indebted to forever.
I can actually remember Bo coming to coach Michigan back in 1969. I was 6 then and as I watched the game on tv turning down the sound and tuning into the radio to listen to Bob Ufer do the play by play, it was at that moment that I knew I wanted to play football. I played the game with the same intensity that Bo did coaching. Even tho I wasn't able to play for Bo, I took his ideas and applied them to my everyday life. The way he showed his loyalty, integrity, and his love for the game and his love for Michigan I will never forget. I have traveled this world and at every stop as I wear my Michigan sweatshirts people from all walks of life would come up to me and say "GO BLUE". That says alot to me for the man they call Bo. Even tho I never met you, Bo, you had a large impact on my life and I thank you for that. You will be missed but never forgotten.
Thank you for being you.
God bless you Bo. Rest in peace. Go Blue!
I've met you several times, and every time we've crossed paths, you always took the time to shake my hand. You were a honest and true man, and I am proud to say that you were "our" coach.
Thank you and "God Bless Your Cotton Picken' Maize and Blue Michigan Heart"
God Speed and GO BLUE!!
Dear Coach Schembechler
When I was a young boy in Flint, my grandfather would take me to Michigan games. I often wore a "the lord is my sheppard, but Bo is my coach" shirt to the games. But Bo, you were like a sheppard in the lives of many great young men. Thank you for teaching so many great young men what it means to be a "Michigan Man" always. Even these days in Columbus I try to honor the legacies and respect you had for the game and more importantly life situations. You will always be remembered. I love you and Go Blue!
Arriving at Michigan Stadium for the memorial service for Bo, was a lot like arriving for a Saturday game. It brought tears to my eyes walking in because there was the Big House in all its glory, it has been so many years since I have been in the stadium, and it's like it was yesterday, and because Bo was not there to see the thousands of people filing in to pay respects, and because my 4 year old daughter was in Michigan Stadium for the first time and expected to see a football game. It was truly a celebration of Bo's life. I could see young and old, singles, families, couples, high school students, disabled in wheelchair, someone with a leader dog, groups of alumni, the stage, the speakers, the band, the diginiaries, the family and friends, the former players, all gathered together under a sunny sky that could have been a beautiful fall day except for the November chill. A great leader had passed on yet when you walk into Michigan Stadium you are consumed by the sense that you are not only walking into a place, you are walking into an experience that combines all other experiences in your life and all future possibilities and they all come together into a moment where you are living life to the fullest just as the man did who we all came to honor. It was sad and we mourned him yet we blazed with the spirit and with the emotion bourne of tradition that can be no other school. And we celebrated. We sang "The Victors" many more times than we ever have at any football game, feeling fiercely in our hearts that Bo was hearing the song and rejoicing in our love and devotion. So many gray haired alumni and so many younger people in attendance, proving that Bo's legacy will continue to influence future generations just as his predecessors did. The buildings that bear their name.. the students that fill the halls.... the lessons and the examples that were learned.. there can be no greater meaning to a life on this earth.
I had the priviledge of being a student the last two years of your tenure as head coach of our Wolverines. I feel pretty special because of that. I was able to witness a part of the history of this storied program, a history made rich by you. Thanks so much Bo.
I love you & will miss you for the rest of my life! You have taught me so much about life, winning and being the best! Thank You for being you! I am so fortunate to have your signature on a mini football, a Tiger baseball and your birthday wishes to me on your book "Traditions". I love you BO and will try to live my life the way you did ---- A "VICTOR"
Thanks for being a tough nosed mentor, and someone to lok up to.
Thanks for all the memories and being a great coach and a greater man. My son and I have always been big MICHIGAN fans. Our sympathy and condolences to the Schemechler family.
HAIL TO THE VICTORS AND
Bo you will be deeply missed around the greatest University in the land MICHIGAN. I watched you and Michigan football with my Dad as a little girl. The older I got the more I loved the game, and that is because of you. I learned to dislike Notre Dame and OSU, because of you. You are the one person I ALWAYS wanted to meet, but never got the chance. I have always admired and respected you. I will forever be pround to wear the block M because of the values and traditions you brought to Michigan. I will miss you so much. I feel as if I have lost a family member. God Bless you Bo and Go Blue!!!!!!
We'll miss you, Bo and we will forever cherish the picture you were kind enough to have taken with us.We are sure that you are now enjoying the perfect reward for all the kind things you have done for others.
Thanks Bo for everything you have ever done for Michigan. You have changed it into one of best colleges ever. Thanks for the memories!!! Go Blue!!!
the Michigan family, a little story. In 1970 I became a Michigan Fan,
my parents were sending me to Minnesota to see some family.So my Mom
bought me a Magazine call GamePlan College Football 1971 to read on the
plane, I turn to the Big Ten page and there's a picture of Michigan
Fullback Fritz Seyferth running through Texas A&M line with Jerry
Schumacher and Glenn Doughty blocking, I thought, Wow this is cool.Look
at the Helmuts the Uniforms. I fell in Love with this Team and
University.To this day I still get this Magazine and sleep under a
Michigan blanket. I want to thank Bo for 27 great years, and thanks for
the memories. We will always love you,and may God Bless you. GO BLUE...
It was an honor and privilege to have had the opportunity to be a part of the program at Michigan. I remember the first time meeting you, after having grown up watching the Maize n' Blue on TV and will never forget that. Words can't describe the feelings that so many of us had the past few days, but we know that we are all better off for the influence you have had on us, and will carry that on forever.
God bless and Go Blue!
My thoughts and prayers are with the Schembechler family and all of the people who were lucky enough to know Bo. While growning up, my Dad (an OSU grad) and I spent many a Saturday morning watching college football and talking about the days of Woody and Bo. While a student at Michigan, I saw firsthand the positive influence Bo had at the University. He represented all that is great about Michigan. Bo - we will never forget you!
Bo, Because of you and what you represent,I"m a "Michigan"
fan and a "Michigan" Man.
God bless you "BO"
What great pride I had everytime I watched BO and Michigan. The standards he set for Michigan football teams were the highest. Not only the standards but the conduct of the people in the program.
I myself am not only a fan but, a Michigan Fan.
Michael L. Noyes, Cataula, Ga 31804
I have heard you speak on several occasions and each time I wanted to put on the pads and hit somebody.
As student and 'M' man who sat in a half full Big House during the 1960's I appreciate that you and Bob Ufer made Michigan football fun again.
To a great coach, and to an even greater man, thank you Bo for making Michigan football what it is today. You will be missed, but never forgotten. Go Blue
I have been a Michigan Football Fan (Season Ticket holder) for decades; I have had the occasion to meet with Bo many times--as a fan and a coworker; he was always respectfully and fun to be around. He will be greatly missed.
May Bo now enjoy all the Meechigan football games with his friends that we all miss here on the Earthy turf.
Bo was an athletic Icon to me and my dad. We spent many a fall Saturday afternoon cheering and yelling at the TV watching Michigan football games.
Bo was such a leader of men. A true inspiration to all of us guys growing up in Michigan. I am proud to say I am a University of Michigan football fan, and it all started because of Bo.
Bo, give Woody hell up there. Thank you for all the memories. Us fans here in Jackson only 40 minutes west of you will never forget all the great times you brought us.
Thanks, Bo, for doing things your way, the right way.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
"Thanks for the memories" 70,71, We never missed a home game. Colleen graduated in the spring of 72 and we can't mention U of M without Schembechler in the same sentence. "U of M = SHEMBECHLER" You will be missed.
Thank you for the great memories, Bo! You and your teams were what made me love the Maize and Blue of Michigan!
My condolences to the Schembechler family. Thanks for the Michigan Football memories Bo. You were a legend at Michigan and a true role model for all. God Bless You.
I am from Col,Ohio but in 1988 I took my son and nephew to the Michigan football camp, and at the end of camp we had a chen and Bo gave a speech I will never forget that day! he signed my program which I proudly display on my office desk.
Bo you will be missed. Your efforts will last, and that I am most thankful for. Your integrity, your loyalty and your dedication to the University of Michigan made it, and it's alumni better. Thank you.
Bo, Michigan is Michigan because you. You will always live in our hearts and minds forever. Thanks for all the memories.
Coach Schembechler, you epitomized the term "Coach." You cared for your athletes, you made sure they received an education, not just so they could succeed on the field, but, also, in the field of life. Bo, you will be missed, but you lived a great life and we are blessed to have had you in our midst. Thank you.
Thank you for leading the Wolverines into a good season. You were one of my role models and i will never forget you. Thank you. I love you and you are greatly missed.
Thank you for leading the Wolverines into a good seaon. You were one of my role models and i will never forget you. Thank you. I love you and you are greatly missed.
May the kids of today be lucky enough to find somebody to look up to like you were to us Bo. Thank you and the best to your family.
Thanks Bo for the lessons you gave many young men.
Bo what you gave me and my friends was a true passion for U-M football that will always live in us no matter where we go and provides a bond that can not be broken. Thanks
To a great and beloved leader of men, I will miss you!
God has asked you to coach the home team.
Warm regards to your family Bo.
Like to extend our condolences to Scembechler family. God Bless and he will take care of you.
From all the Wolverines living in Colorado: Thank you, Bo. You meant so much to us as a man, a football coach, and most of all, as a representative of the great University of Michigan. Go Blue Forever!
BO I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE WONDERFUL YEARS THAT YOU DEDICATED TO THE U OF M YOU WERE A INSIPRATION TO ALL AND WE APPRECIATE IT THANK YOU,AND YOU WILL BE FOREVER MISSED.
The whole football world will miss you Bo!!
May the Lord guide your spirit just as passionately as you guided our Wolverines. You will always be the 'BO' in our hearts that we so dearly loved.
Bo, I knew you only as my favorite coach for my favorite team. But I will never forget you stopping in the Crisler Arena tunnel to pat me on the head and say hello when I was a little boy, or the letters you personally wrote to me when I would congratulate you on another great season, and the congratulatory letter you sent me when I attained Eagle Scout. I know you were a lot more than just a great football coach. You gave everything you had to the Michigan community and touched the lives of so many people. Thank you for everything. I will miss you dearly. But I know I can always look up into the sky or into my heart and you will be there. I love you. Go Blue.
My heart goes out to Bo's family. Toughness that's what i'll always think of when someone mentions his name.
I will always hold every coach that comes along up to the same standards as Bo, both as a man and leader. There will never be another one like you.
Thanks Bo for everything you did and dedicating your life to the betterment of the students of the University of Michigan and its Football Program. You made Michigan Football what it is today and will go down in the history books as the greatest coach in the history of Michigan Football.
Michigan is MICHIGAN because of you. You loved it and IT and many others LOVED you. Your sudden loss has made many grown men cry. To the very end, you brought out the best in all of us. I miss you.
I luv Michigan. You WERE Michigan. Thank you for all you did. Give Woody hell! GODSPEED!
A class act all the way. Thanks for
To the Schembechler family, My father introduced me to Michigan Football in 1974 as he was a Michigan graduate. Bo is the reason that I remained a Michigan fan. His morales and values, never changed and that is how it should be. Bo left a legacy that will never be matched and he will be dearly missed. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. GO BLUE !!
Coach, just the word brings you to mind, though I never played for you, you were my coach. The meassure of a man is what he left behind. BO JOB WELL DONE.
We will miss you Bo...you were a true Wolverine with a heart of a tiger....
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
I had the privilage to meet Bo back in the early 80's. My grandfather and Bo were good friend's and he always used to get my grand father season tickets on the 50 yd line, 10 rows up. What a honor to meet a man of his stature. I just remember on the several occasions I met him how composed and passionate he was for U-M Football and life in general. He is going to be deeply missed by all.
My sympathy to Bo's family and all U of M football fans. While not a Michigan fan, I had the chance to interview Bo last June when he came to Saginaw for the Tom Slade bone marrow drive.
He was most gracious. The dedication and respect he has for former players is a sign of a true friend.
Bo, I watched you on tv growing up and then had the pleasure to actually see you in person here at Preventative Cardiology..You will be missed.
I've met the man a few times in both a professional and personal setting. I will remember each time as entertaining,as well as educational. Thank you Coach, for setting the level of excellence to an exceptional standard.
Bo was one of life's special gifts to us all !
He gave so many of our young men and women a direction in life.
He truly understood the importance of giving because Bo gave his all.
My condolences go out to the family, friends, and fans of Bo Schembechler. The game of football lost a true legend.
To the Schembechlers:
Bo taught everyone (even those of us "to the south") that life was not a game and there was more to it than football. Bo was a class act in everyone's book and we all appreciate what he did for us. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.
I was recuited by this man back in 1982, after going to his football camps for all four years of high school. I ended going to Centrel Michigan, my studes were not that great in high school that is what keep me from playing for the greatest coach. To sit in his office and here him talk was the greatist thing in football. I now coach football at Delton Kellogg High, the same place I played. I still use one of his great saying to this day. ( Only three thing can come from passing the ball and two are bad). My heart go out to his family. The greatist coach and man will be missed.
Thank you Tim Miller
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
Our sympathies go out to the Schembechler family.I have relatives and friends who have graduated from the University of Michigan. While visiting Ann Arbor in the 1970's I went to the Athletic Office to purchase tickets. While making the purchase, Bo came through the lobby and spoke to the ticket person and then turned to me and said "Where are you from young fellow?" When I told him Kitchener Ontario Canada, I was surprised that he knew exactly the location. We spoke for a few minutes and he told me that one of his assistants had played for the Ottawa Roughriders of the CFL. He then said to the ticket person, "Try to get this Canadian guy good seats" We were delighted to sit near the 50 yard line. I sent Bo a personal note of thanks which he acknowledged. We will always be grateful for his kindness. Rest in peace and again our sympathies to his family
"Those who stay, Will Be Champions." You will be missed. God Bless.
Thank's Bo for the memories of many wonderful fall Saturday afternoons in Michigan...it doesn't get any better. And you did it all with class and integrity. May you rest in peace.
My first true example of someone leading an organization in excellence.
I will miss you Bo. You are the face of Michigan Football. Our loss is Bob Ufer's gain. Michigan Football is what it is today because of what you built. Champions. God Bless your Maize and Blue Heart.
I wasn't born in Michigan, but moved here in the 60's. I just retired after working 34 year's at this great University. The first time I walked into Michigan Stadium (25+) year's ago, I was hooked. Bo was the coach, and his dedication, love for the game and his players will forever live in our memories. My stepdad nicknamed me "Bo" because he knew I also loved the game. We've lost a great man. My thoughts are with the entire Schembechler family at this time.
"He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction."
God bless you Bo-thanks for the wonderful memories!
" Those Who Stay Will Be Champions"
Your stay on this great earth was a blessing for all those who had the privilege to come into contact with you. Rest in peace Bo and watch down on the Meechigan football team forever.
I sold you a coffee and a paper every Sunday morning, Bo. At first I didn't even know who you were! But you became a regular morning friend to me that year...Mary (Blue Front Party Store manager, 1986-87). I know you'll be missed.
As a Spartan, I can truly appreciate what Mr. Schembechler did sine we were on the other end so many times. I hope some day to experience that respect, aura, and love for a football program at MSU. God bless the family, we have all lost a great man- and at least for one weekend, go blue!
To Bo's wife Cathy and their combined families,
Grandma Cathy & Keith,
I know this is a very sad time for you and your (our) family. I just wanted to offer you all my heart felt condolences and tell you all how very sorry I am to hear the news of Bo's passing. I am Praying for you and your (our) family to get through this very,very difficult time..
I HOPE & PRAY that GOD gives you the STRENGTH to get through this very sad & difficult time....I have always heard what a wonderful man Mr. Bo was, I wished I could have met him but I guess that's just the way it has worked out...But hopefully I will get to meet the rest of our family SOMEDAY. I am praying for that day to come. I truely believe & KNOW that God is good & will someday answer ALL my PRAYERS... until then, MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL........GOD BLESS YOU ALL IN YOUR TIME OF NEED.........
I LOVE YOU ALL FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Your Grandaughter and Daughter,
Mikaela Shaylea Parrish
GOD BLESS YOU BO REST IN PEACE... GO BLUE!!!!!
YOU HAVE MEANT SO MUCH TO ME THROUGHOUT MY LIFE AND LOSING YOU IS LIKE LOSING A PART OF MY FAMILY. EVERYBODY IS A CHAMPION FOR YOU TOUCHING THEIR LIVES.
YOU WON'T BE GOING FAR....OUR MEMORIES WILL KEEP YOU AROUND FOREVER!
GOD SPEED AND GO BLUE!!!!
Thank you BO. Thank you for all the wonderful Autumns. God bless you and your family.
Bo, I've been a die hard maize and blue since I was born and the first I knew of football was you. You have been a leader in football, in pride, self-confidence, and life. You will be missed by all. You have touched so many lives.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Bo was a special man no other like him . we met him in person at Manchester High School. God Bless Bo's family.
God Bless the Schembechler family thank you for sharing this great Man , may he rest in peace .Thomas dunn Michigan state university 2006
Thanks Bo for the memories. You were the greatest. Go Blue!!!!
Grew up in Columbus Ohio in the Woody/Bo era with my father being a partisan OSU man all his life. No matter how the season record fared, all that really mattered was that last game against that certain team from 'up north' and to beat Bo for all the marbles which typically resulted in having the honor and destinction of being invited to play in the Rose Bowl on New Years Day. It was a given that by being victorious in that final match-up against the other best program in the Big Ten, the berth was truly earned to play on. Such admiration and respect to the UM program and traditions. I believe some things don't change alot almost 40 years later! Dad passed away 10 years ago and I have resided in Michigan since 1980. Reflecting back, those football rivalries and memories are precious and very solid in my mind each and every year when it comes time to play those... Buckeyes from Ohio State. God Bless the Schembechler Family. The Stewarts
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Living in Michigan until 10 years ago, growing up, Michigan Football was a Tradition in our house, You either watched football or you didn't watch TV, so I learned to love the game, and Bo also was a Tradition on Saturdays. You will be missed.
Our deepest sympathy to the Schembechler family. Our prayers go out to you. Even though we did not know him personally, he was a part of our family.
Jeff, Matt and Schem,
You have experienced some challenges in the recent past and I wanted to know that you've been in my thougths and prayers.
Your dad was very kind to me every time I interacted with him. He made me feel "important" and that I mattered to him. A quality that is sometimes lost in people who are well known.
I am also praying for his rest of your family asking God to ease your loss and strengthen all of you.
In closing I'd like to share a thought that a Pastor shared during a recent sermon. Death isn't the end but a beginning ... a beginning to an eternal life in heaven with our Lord. God Bless.
Your friend, Cad
As Dan Dierdorf once said, "Few men have walked the earth the likes of Bo Schembechler."
To the family and loved ones of Bo: He was quite a coach, quite a teacher, quite a man. And as much as we all loved him and feel the loss, what you feel must be a hundred-fold more profound.
May God bless all of you in this time of sorrow. I humbly thank you for the opportunity you have given us to say goodbye to him and honor him in celebrating his life at the Big House. It is Bo's house.
I loved him, and I will miss him forever.
Dear Schembechler family,What great coach.Between Bear Bryant and Bo Schembechler the world has lost to of the Greatest coaches ever.
We will always remember "Our MICHIGAN Man". He made Michigan Football what it is today. All who stayed left as champions! He will live in our hearts forever.
GO BLUE!!(THANK YOU BO)
I never met Bo personally, but as a student and later an Ann Arbor resident, Bo became a wonderful part of my life . I have admired his loyalty and devotion to the U , to Ann Arbor, to Michigan and to youth every where. Bo was a real class act-- True Blue ! My family feels for you in your loss. Thank you for sharing him with all of us for all these years.
To the Schembechler family my prayers go out for you all.I never got to meet Bo,but I do know through my past years that there was no one person more loved by Michigan people.Bo showed the deep compassion that most Michigan peole do show a love for this state.No matter where I was in California to Florida Bo was a person that everyone knew of and paided respect to what he had done.We the people of Michigan have lost a very special person but by his actions he will be Legendary. GO BLUE!!!!!
All true Michigan fans loved Bo. HIs passing is like losing a member of the family. God Bless Bo.
All of our sympathies to the Schembechler family. We love Michigan & We love Bo.
Bo, thanks for signing my copy of the Woody Hayes remembrance at Ohio Stadium when he passed away. I'll never forget what you said when the pen we offered you to sign with had red ink. You said, "Do you have any with blue ink"?
Thanks for the many clean games your teams played. May you and Woody watch these games together.
Cape Coral, FL
I didn't know what to think when I heard. Bo was someone that I have always admired him and loved to watch and listen to him. I never met him in person but I feel like I've always known him because Michigan Football has always been a big part of my life and Bo was such a big part of Michigan Football. He was Michigan Football, there will never be another like him. To the Schembechler family charish the years that you spent with such a great man and we are thankful that you shared him with us.
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES.
YOU WILL BE MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN.
GO BLUE/GO MICHIGAN
My prayers go out to your family and all who knew and loved you. The impact you had on so many lives transends the gridiron in ways that no one will ever know. Your integrity set a standard not only for Michigan football, but also for anyone who values honesty and virtue. Although I never knew you personally or even watched you coach, I have come to appreciate who you were from the stories of those who did. May all remember you not only as a Michigan Man, but, perhaps more importantly, as a patriarch of veracity and sincerity. Thank you for the memories.
I will never forget hearing Bo speak at the Michigan football camp when I was in high school. It was one of the most memorable moments in my life. It was amazing to see the passion with which Bo spoke about Michigan football and life in general. He was a great man and lived life to the fullest. Thanks for the memories Bo. I offer my deepest sympathies to the Schembechler family.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
to the schembechler family, my sympathy, Bo was truly a great coach and teacher even tho i never met him, i feel i did by reading anything he wrote, and of course the saturday afternoon, well always remember BO FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE AT MICHIGAN. WILL MISS HIM, MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. GO BLUE!
Though we never had an opportunity to personally meet him, it was obvious that Bo was one of those rare individuals that touched people with his enthusiasm for life and compassion for others. Please accept our deepest sympathies.
To the Schembechler Family-
Like many people who's relationship with Bo was through following the Wolverines, I send my condolences. I was born in Michigan in 1969 and my career took me to Boston 30 years later, but I never stopped following Michigan. I read a quote from Bo once that I have on my mirror that I read every day. It says "You are either going to get better or you are going to get worse, but you are not going to stay the same." Bo made you want to be a better person. What a legacy that is to have. Reading about what he meant to those that played for him or coached with him makes you realize what a even bigger impact he had on those that he led for years. God Bless you Bo and thank you for making us all proud to say we were Michigan fans. You did it the right way.
Bo, Thank-you for being and teaching us how to be a true Michigan Man. God bless
Growing up in the state of Michigan as a youngster in the 80's Bo was fall Saturdays he was a living legend in my household in Saginaw and to this day my family holds him in the highest esteem.
I didn't know Bo. But when you think of Michigan, you think of Bo. It will be very different not seeing you. Because of you Bo, Michigan is what it is today. Because of your loyalty to Michigan, is why i am a fan today.
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
May the legacy you built prosper for decades to come. Michigan football is the greatest most honorable program in the country because of you. As a Michigan grad I say thank you for all you have done. You will be missed.
Respect,Loyalty,Fairness,Honesty. Distinguished in all ways. But ,the fact is, you didn't have to be on Bo's side of the ball to realize his momentous presence. Fans and
foe alike acknowledge his truly distinguished personality and the merits of being oneself,straight forward, with no hidden agendas. What you saw is what you got. Stand up for what you believe. We should all reflect on these standards in hopes of having as meaninful a life. This was all present in the Bo that coached the Miami Redskins and greatness already achieved. The rest of the world had yet to learn.
My deepest condolences to the entire Schembechler and UM family. I have the utmost respect for Bo and was moved by his integrity and kind words for Woody at his memorial service 19 years ago.
You are an Ohioan who will be missed by a great university and its fans.
Nicholas E. Felt-OSU Class of 1976
Bo, thanks for the great football memories. I hang my Michgan flag and proudly wear my Maize and Blue on football Saturdays, even here in New Mexico. You will be missed.....Go Blue!
Thanks for showing us so much about the way a person should live there life. Not to mention the best college football coach ever to grace a football field.
As a graduate from the university of Michigan I will never forget the Saturday Games and coach Schembechler's drive and dedication to the university. He will be missed but not forgotten.
I didn't know Bo personally; but I remember sitting by him and his wife Millie at a Junior Wolverines football game. He and his wife were there to watch their son participate in the game. It was a chilly fall Saturday evening and I remember thinking to myself, here is another parent watching his son participating in the sport he so dearly loved. The thing that struck me most was how ordinary a person he was when he wasn't busy coaching his MICHIGAN football team just across the street from Pioneer High. It is a memory I will never forget.
May God bless you Bo and reunite you with your beloved wife, Millie.
Gone but not forgotten. It will be impossible to watch Michigan football and not think of you, my childhood football coach. Thank you for all the wonderful years.
Hail to the victor, leader and the best.
Even though our family now lives in Maryland, every fall Saturday turns to thoughts of "Michigan" football and the special spirit that comes along with it. My family has so many special memories of Bo and the "Very Special" icon that he was. We were shocked when we heard the news of his death on Friday, a day before the big game. Our hearts go out to the Schmebechler Family in this time of their grief. The traditions of Michigan athletics will go on but there will always be a void where Bo was. Thank you Bo for touching so many lives, we will always remember, "It's the team, the team, the team!" "Go Blue and Hail to the Victors"! The Hoatson Family of Towson, MD
To the whole Schembechler family my deepest sympathies. Bo was an always will be Michigan football.
With deepest sympathy I offer my condolences to the Schembechler family for their loss.
Michigan Football is what it is because of Bo. You were a great coach, but an amazing person. Your players were special to you and they looked up to you like a father. My sympathies to your family and friends, and the entire University of Michigan community. We have lost a legend, but even more important, a friend.
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
In Bo Schembechler, I have truly lost one of the great influences in my life besides my own father, even though I personally never met the man. Bo commanded atention wherever he went, and whenever Bo had something to say, people stopped so they could hear it. Bo demanded and got the best from the people around him. Better still, he was a man of compassion who SAW the best in people and helped them see it in themselves. While he was a great football coach, this was an even better human being, the likes of which I am not sure I will ever see again.
"If the mind can conceive it, the body will believe it."
To the Schembechler family, I do not have the words to convey the deep sadness I felt upon receiving word of Bo's passing. Even though I never had the honor of meeting Bo, I felt like I new this great man. As a fellow educator and coach myself, Bo's words, deeds, honor and integrity, have been a major influence on my life for as long as I can remember. This great Michigan man may have passed on but he will forever be linked to all that is great about MICHIGAN.
Bo you have do grea things for the University of Michigan. I was at a Rose Bowl game where you were the coach. My sympathy to the family.
Bo, you are one of a kind. Thank you for the genuine thrills of watching your Michigan teams over the years. I was priveleged to be at the 1990 Rose Bowl and watch your last game. Although UM lost, we never stopped playing. That is a true testament to the quality of the young men who played for you; and for their dedication to you and what you stood for. Your legacy is on display each and every day in Ann Arbor, and more importantly, in the hearts of all you touched during your lifetime. To the Schembechler Family, my most sincere condolences and thank you for sharing Bo with all of us.
We recently purchased a baby beagle. We already had decided to name our new puppy BO, after the coach. He will always remind us of Michigan. We watched the game on Sat. and had thoughts all day long.
Great coach; greater man. Bo will forever remain a fixture of Michigan atheletics. Go Blue!
Thanks Bo for showing us that winning means nothing without integrity. You are the beacon that calls all those you want to win the right way, the Bo Way, and as you have said many times the Michigan Way. Blue Blood Runs Deep -- Go Blue !!!!
Thanks Bo for all the memories. Your dedication, and commitment to the University of Michigan, the Michigan fans and the great State of Michigan will never be forgotten. May God Bless You.
My deepest sympathies to all of the Schembechler Family. As many others have already said, Bo was Football and he was Michigan Wolverines. He was an amazing coach. He will forever be remembered!
We will miss you...but your Michigan spirit will live on forever in Michigan football!
Section 39.....GO BLUE!!!!
To the Schembechler Family: I am sorry for your loss. Bo has been a part of my family as long as I can remember! He not only is an inspiration for the coaches to come but an inspiration to be a better man. I will miss you Bo. Go Blue.
Just wanted to thank you for everything you have brought Michigan...the State University etc..
Most of all, thanks for bringing and maintaining respect to our state
Hail to the Victor Valiant. You were, are and always will be a Michigan Man.
Thank you Schembechler family for sharing Bo with us. Your loss is felt by us all. My mom and I would turn the sound down on the TV and listen to Bob Ufer while watching Bo stalk the sidelines.
Thanks for so many great memories.
Thanks Bo for all of those memories...for Saturday afternoons by the radio as I listened to Ufer talk about you and your team. Hail to the Victors! Hail to Bo!
God Bless You.
You will be missed.
Great and heartfelt thanks to a man who lived his life for U of M.
You inspired us all and have forever elevated the Wolverines.
God bless! GO BLUE! Thanks BO!
To the Schembechler Family-I never met Coach Schembechler, but since the fall of 1969 I have respected and admired him so much for what he stood for as a person, his special skill as a football coach and how much he affected the lives of so many people. Even people like myself who never had the opportunity to meet him. I love Michigan Football and all it stands for on and off the field.
May the memory of this very special man help all of you during this most difficult time.
I remember my father's eyes lighting up as he told his little girl about the man in blue. I grew up watching Michigan football and you were the reason I loved playing football myself. Many years later, I was privileged to shake your hand and work with you in Detroit as you worked your magic with our advertising. I am humbled and honored. I knew the day I met you, I had finally met greatness and I will never forget your kindness toward me. Thank you for being the best! Michigan Replay pumped me up for the game every Saturday. Your wisdom and straightforwardness was inspiring. . .I will miss that! Say hello to my Dad for me. . .he has waited a long time to meet you!
WE WILL MISS YOU BO! GO BLUE!
you were a great coach but an even better person. i'll always remember hearing your speech at football camp. it was easy to see why you had so many great players cause you were an incredible orator. god bless you and yours...
Bo was a legend in College Football. He was one of greatest college coaches. I've been a Michigan since I was a kid. Bo will never be forgotten.
I will never forget you Bo. The brief meeting at the Fiesta Bowl as you were going to the bus was wonderful. You took the pack of gum and signed my pennant so graciously and didn't think I was silly. You are and were the greatest. I'll miss your presence!! God Bless and Rest in Peace!
I coach football in South Carolina but, I grew up in Michigan. I am a Michigan man and a lot of that stems from Bo. I never knew the man but he is my hero. Whenever I dreamt of coaching I envisioned Bo stalking the Wolverine sidelines. Someday I will return to Michigan because I share Bo's passion for the state I love. Thanks for the inspiration Bo.
I never played for Bo or Michgian but I always felt like he was my coach. I heard him talk once and I swear I would have ran throgh a wall for the man. RIP General Bo Patton Schembechler. GO BLUE!
Bo inspired us to Fight like Hell for Michigan and Michigamua.
FROM A DIE HARD WOLVERINE FAMILY. BO YOU WERE THE GREATEST COACH AND PERSON EVER ASSOCIATED WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. GO BLUE
Thank you so much for all of the great memories and for being the great man, coach and leader that you were. I remember being 11 years old when you became coach at Michigan and asking my dad after reading about your hiring in the paper, "who is this Schembechler guy ?" Well, as they say the rest is history. I will always remember you and what you stood for. You made a difference in my life and so many others. I will miss you BO!
To Bo's Family: I regret your loss, and the loss to all of us of one of Michigan's greatest inspirations. We will miss him, and football will never be the same without him. Hail to the Victors, and Go Bo...Class of '52
BO THANKS YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE FOR MICHIGAN AND FOR ALL 0F COLLEGE FOOTBAL. YOU WILL BE MISSED AND ALWAYS LOVED GOD BLESS YOU GO BLUE FOREVER
I cannot convey the feeling of pride I have felt the last 40 years whenever I would hear the Michigan fight song. More often than not, I choke up with pride. My deepest sympathy to the millions of people around the world that with me, have lost a dear and beloved icon. The symbol of the Maize and Blue. Bless His family, and thanks to his family for sharing Bo Schembechler with the world. He can never be replaced
Bo stood for integrity,doing things the right way and was a wonderful molder of young man. You were a true "Michigan Man" who only did things one way, the right way. Bo Knew! Gone but never forgotten, rest in peace our loyal and lovingly irascible friend.
Coach Schembechler you are the reason I became a Michigan fan, and will remain one as long as I live. You did things the right way and for that, you will always be remembered. God Bless
Bo you are a legendary football coach but importantly we think that you were a great person. Even though we never met you our family feels like they lost a dear friend. God Bless Bo.
Coach, I never played for you but feel like I did as I played for two of your assistants. You were a true MAN and taught so many others how to be men and I thank you for that. You will never know how far that your Ripple in the Pond has stretched and will stretch for many generations to come. God bless to you and your family.
to Bo the ultimate Michigan man.
thank you for all the great memories and for remembering my name when we met again in August.
your kind will not be seen again.
Bo, You were the true meaning of a "Michigan Man". Thanks for the memories.
As a native Michigander and lifelong diehard Maize and Blue fan, I'm truly saddened by the loss of the man who WAS Meechigan football.
From my first memories of Michigan football, watching the '74 OSU game TV as a 9-year-old, to our current 2006 squad, I've bled Maize and Blue mainly because of your contributions and accomplishments...I thank you from the bottom of my heart for what you did for the program and the way in which you did it...I'll always remember looking forward to watching my Wolverines mow down the opposition each Saturday, and then watching Michigan Replay on Sunday mornings. We will miss you and forever be grateful for the job you did representing the team, the school and the state...may you rest in peace. God Bless you and your family. Go Blue.
GOD BLESS YOU BO! My dream growing up was to play for you. Even though I did not get the exposure because of the small school I went to, if I could not play for YOU and MICHIGAN, I was not going to play college football at all. I remember as a 9 year old kid(your first season) listening to every MICHIGAN game on the radio because they were not televised except for OSU. I was always devasted when MICHIGAN lost and would be depressed for a week, but watching Michigan Replay on late Sunday night, and hearing you talk about the game, you always made it seem like it was not that bad. BO, YOU ARE MICHIGAN AND MICHIGAN FOOTBALL and ALWAYS will be. Thanks for being my idol for 37 years! HAIL! TO THE VICTORS AND YOU!
Coach Schembechler thanks for the great memories. You have been a great inspiration for me as a teacher and coach. I know one thing Michigan Football will never be the same. May you and Woody continue the match-up in the big sky. I hope to one day see you guys come back and make the greatest game ever come full tilt once again. Rest In Peace "Bo".
There are so many things that come to mind with you say Bo Schembechler and Michigan football. That's why we can treasure all the memories of you that we have. You are already missed by so many near and far.
Bo, You were a legend in many ways. You will be missed.
Thank you for all your dedication and love for Michigan football. We will miss your drive and love for the amazing blue.
Bo -- Even at a dinner function of non-football fans, you were the center of attention. There was just an aura of your dynamic personality and it will be missed. God richly blessed you and Michigan with some fabulous memories and your impact on so many young people's lives.
Thank you is not enough, you have touched more lives than one could mention. My wish is that you continue to look over all of us from heaven, until we meet again...God Bless You, Go Blue !
Bo, You have been an inspiration to me my entire adult life. Howard and myself have spent many hours discussing your close friendship and the many things you have done for many outside of football. Rest well, we have lost a giant of a man.
Thank You Bo !
You've were part of my life from childhood.
You did not coach most of us.
Despite having many friends, many of us grieving your death didn't personally know you.
However, for all of us, in grief and in celebration of your life, somehow you were, our coach...
You were our friend..
You were Ann Arbor...
You are Michigan.
It is with great hope that you are now in the presence of Jesus Christ... for it is in Him that we have our greatest example and only hope for now and all of Eternity.
May God give your family & friends comfort in this time and may those same, find you again in Him.
To the Schembechler family.
Back in 1979 or 80 (I dont quite remember) a long time high school football coach, Milo Sukup,from Grand Rapids Union High School died. He was a die hard U of M fan. The story was that he would pack up the family early Saturday mornings to get to the game. He did this for many years. Someone asked Coach Schembechler to speak at a memorial service held at the high school. I do not believe (although I could be wrong) that Bo met Mr. Sukup. He came anyway and gave a wonderful speech honoring this man's memory.I was in the audience that day, and to this day, it is one of the many reasons I love Bo Schembechler. I never got to speak with him personally, but it does not matter. As a coach, I try to pattern my ways to what he would have done in addressing and preparing his men for the challenges that lay ahead. God bless you Bo.
Thank you, Coach Schembechler for showing me the true meaning of integrity, class, sportsmanship and team. I will teach my son using the lessons you help instill in us all. I will miss you deeply.
You set the standard for integrity and excellence; you also affected the lives of many who were just fans. Thanks for the memories.
Thank you, Bo. You personified class, unwavering integrity, toughness and showed us that a coach can succeed while teaching priniciples at the same time. You will never be forgotten.
God bless you, Bo, and provide comfort for all of your friends and family.
Hope you had a great seat next to Woody for the game.
We'll always miss you.
I am over 40 and grew up listening and watching Michigan football. I never always agreed with his 'run at all cost' philosophy but he knew that hard word would be rewarded. The U of M family and the Schembechler family should be very proud what he brought to his name, his sport and his university. We'll miss you Bo!
CAT, you have lost a husband and we have lost a great leader. Bo came in to the lab here at Preventive Cardiology and found out that I have never been to a Michigan football game and sent me 2 tickets to go . WOW when I walked in to the stadium it was breath taking. Thanks BO you will be missed my heart is so heavy I can't belive you are gone . But we will all be together agian soon. Me prays are with your family.
Thanks, Bo. You are a man among men!
I can't think of Michigan Football without thinking of Bo Schembechler. Because of you, a Michigan man will always lead Michigan. Thank you for all of the outstanding memories.
Thanks for the memories Bo. Even though I am a State fan I always rooted for UM except vs. MSU. Out of respect and Love for You. God Bless You Bo.
Bo you have been the face of the University of Michigan for roughly 40 years. We will always love you and never forget you. Your love for Michigan football and for life should be a lesson to all of us.
Bo thanks for the memories you truly are a great man and all of Michigan will miss you God bless your family.
From the heart of a Buckeye to all in UM Country, we will all miss Bo. Now Woody and Bo can show heaven how football is really coached. God bless all in this time of tragedy.
Editing previously sent message. I meant to say I am proud to be a graduate of Michigan as a result of Bo and his dedication to Michigan
Coach, You brought such pride and joy to us your loyal Michigan fans. Although the maize and blue have lost such an outstanding coach, mentor and friend, we will go on and forever remember and cherish the time we had with you. Peace be with you my friend!
FOREVER BO! GO BLUE!
Bo, Words can not say all you mean to Michigan football. I loved the way you handled the Bill Freider coaching issue. That was a proud day for Michigan fans. Your integrity built the program into one of the best in the country. We love you and take care where ever you are.
Bo-you instilled integrity and ethics in college football. You gave The University of Michigan a wonderful gift with your talent. Bless you and your family..you will be truly missed forever.A happy UM graduate 1960-64.
Bo, You was MICHIGAN. God bless you. You will be deeply missed.
Coach Schembechler was one of a kind. I grew up watching him coach football. He was and always will be an icon at the UofM.
Bo will be missed , but not forgotton.
You are in our thoughts and our prayers. Rest in peace.
Danielle Clark and family
BO MY SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO YOUR
FAMILY AT THIS VERY SAD TIME. I AS
A MICHIGAN FAN WILL MISS YOU GREATLY. YOU WERE THE BEST.
"Those who stay will be champions." -Bo Schembechler
A true "Michigan Man" that will stay in the hearts of every Michigan and College Football fan forever!!
You are in our thougts and prayers.
Deepest sympathies to the Schembechler family. Bo you will be truely missed.
May God Bless the family of Bo Schembechler as he blessed us by his giving of himself to the school and the fans. We will all miss him.
Bo, Thanks for all the great memories and may God bless you.
Bo you exemplified everything you told us a MICHIGAN MAN was all about. You led your program with integrity and you made everyone of us proud to be Michigan football fans even in defeat as rare as those days were. Thank you for the great memories you will be missed by everyone who can not wait for that first game of the year and plans their fall Saturdays around MICHIGAN FOOTBALL.
GO BLUE !
GOD BLESS YOU BO
May Our Lord Welcome His Child Home into His Kingdom .
Hail to the real Victors in this time of mourning our God and the Schembechler family .
From our families in Traverse city, Ann Arbor our Condollances to your family .
Bo - you were the best. Clemson would have been lucky to have you.
Our deepest sympathy to your family - May you rest in peace in God's love. We know HE loves you as you loved Michigan and football - Thanks for the memories!
Tom and Suzie Schramm
Thank you Mr. Schembechler,
You will never be forgotten and always thought of with fond regard and gratitude.
Go Blue Always,
GO BLUE Bo!! You have been and always will be a legend in Michigan Football. You were like a member of my family. FOREVER BO!!!!!
May the Lord be with The Schembechler Family during this time. Your in our prayers.
To the best college football coach that has ever lived. Thank you so much for the memories and that wonderful smile of yours. You will be sadly missed by all. My deepest condolences goes out to the Schembechler family. Bo is the GREATEST! May you RIP my friend, you will never be forgotten.
Growing up in Ann Arbor with a father who instilled Michigan Football into us all at early ages, Bo was a part of our lives. I will forever remember meeting the man that in our house was referred to as "The God of Football". A nicer man you could never meet.
God Bless you Bo, thank you for all that you added to all of our lives.
Thank you Bo. Losing you is like using a member of my own family. I got the pleasure to meet you once and it is a night I will never forget.
Rest in Peace and Go Blue!
I was born and raised in Ann Arbor, I worked for the UofM, I was very sad and heart broken to here of Bo's passing, my best to his family, he will be missed by many
I will always remember the tradition and poise with which Bo led the Wolverines. He was truely a Meechigan Man. I was a student at UM from 87-91 and had a job as a student bus driver. I had the priviledge of meeting coach Schembechler a couple of times as he rode on my bus as I was driving the team over to the Detroit airport.
TO THE SCHEMBECHLER FAMILY.I WISH TO EXTEND MY DEEPEST REGRET ON YOUR LOST. BO INSPIRED ME AND GOT A YOUNG BOY INTERESTED IN M FOOTBALL.I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM. GO BLUE ALWAYS
I think anyone growing up watching you (Bo) coach the Wolverines will never forget your passion for the game or the athletes. We will miss you.
TO THE SCHEMBECHLER FAMILY AND FRIENDS MAY GOD BE WITH YOU.
JOSE & BETTY
Bo, I had the opportunity to meet you in the summer of 2005, you posed for a picture with me, what a thrill for it was as I followed your career from the fall of 1969 until you retired. You were my hero,you were a class act and it was the state of Ohio's loss and Michigans gain when you took the Michigan job and became a Michigan man, I will miss you very much. Go Blue!
To the Schembeckler family, I got to know Bo through 28 years of photographing all of the Michigan football games for sports Information, and for him. When Bo was roasted in Detroit by Adray Appliance I was the official photographer for the event and was able to bring my parents to the event and sit up front to be able to get images of all the guest speakers. When Bo & Millie arrived in a Limo I was out front to get that shot and my father, a hugh Michigan fan was helping me with my equipment, Bo saw me and said Rankin, How are ya doin? I replied fine and then I asked him to meet my father. Bo immediately changed the tone in his voice and said, Mr Rankin what a fine young man we have working for the University of Michigan. What a pleasure it is to meet you. My dad thanked him and as Bo walked away he gave my father a warm handshake and my father told every person that was a Michigan fan that story about what Bo had said to him about me. It was one of the highlights of his life. I think Bo was so much more than a football coach which was all he really wanted to be. He gave of himself to better humanity and was able to raise millions of dollars for charities because of his celebrity. He set the example of how to live your life and he made everyone that came in contact with him a better human being...by his example. God Bless you and your family, Bo. I will never forget what you did for my career, and my family. Barry Rankin
Bo was such an inspiration, both on and off the field. My husband taught in the School of Ed from 1967-1985. He was impressed with the emphasis Bo put on education for his players! Yes, we have lost a great football coach, but we have lost a greater man! Sincerely, Sandy and Don Steer
A sad loss of a true legend. Rest in peace in the Big House, dear friend.
Thanks Coach for all that you did for college football. As A Buckeye growing up in the 70's I got to see all the big games with Woody that made the rivalry what it is today. I shed a tear when I heard the news. "Bo knows football"
We will miss you. Even us die-hard Buckeye fans realize the impact you have had on all of us. May you rest in peace and have many laughs with Woody as you watch from above. Your dedication to your team will always be inspirational.
To the Schembechler family:
Our deepest condolences on the loss of your loved one. He will be missed by many.
Thank you for sharing your "Bo" with us and allowing him to be a part of our lives! He has and always will be a great part of the University and the spirit of the Wolverines.
God bless. Go Blue!
Bo, you truly are a Victor!
The Thomas Westfall family,
Ann Arbor, MI
We all loved Bo as a treasured member of our own family, and we are deeply saddened to know that all too soon, he has exchanged his earthly address for a heavenly one. It’s been said that some men succeed by what they know, some by what they do, and a few by what they are. Bo was one of the few. We are forever grateful that in His infinite wisdom, the good Lord blessed the world and our beloved University of Michigan Wolverines with this very special man, and he will live in our maize and blue hearts forever. Hail, hail! to this most valiant victor. All members of the Tousley family send our deepest sympathy to the Schembechler family, to Bo's friends, his players and his loved ones at this sad and difficult time.
Bo was Michigan. We will miss you dearly. May your family find comfort in the memories. God Bless Bo and His Family.
My sympathies run deep for Bo and his family today. Thank you for all the memories! One I will treasure forever will be the all nite trip I made from Boston to Ann Arbor with my brother for the 1989 Ohio State game. We didn't know it at the time, but it was Bo's last game that he coached in the Big House.....God Bless you Bo, you will be missed but your memory will be with us forever...
Coach Bo was the reason I attended Michigan. Growing up and watching his powerful teams and how he defined a "Michigan Man" had me hooked. My college years were thrilling because of the Wolverines and the degree I earned set me up for professional success. I met Bo a few times and he always was engaging and asked where I was from, what program I as in, etc. I thanked him in person for my collegiate experience that he and his teams in large part created and he beamed. Bo is now an integral part of every Michigan man. What a legacy. Go Blue!
I grew up on Michigan football and Thanks to Bo, I love the wolverines. Thanks Bo, you will be greatly missed.
Our sympathy to Bo's family. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.
To the Schembechler Family,
I never knew Mr. Schembechler but my son in 1973 had the pleasure and learned the genius of the man. He was a new freshman entering the university who had never played football in high school but fancied himself a wide receiver who would help the Michigan team. He went out to make the team and the first person he met was Bo. He told the coach of his aspirations and Bo's first question was, "Have you ever played in high school?" When he heard the negative answer, he exclaimed, "Son, some of these boys have been playing for ten years. I can't let you play because you will get hurt." Today, my fifty year old son, a successful attorney in Los Angeles and an enthusastic Michigan alumni, never has forgotten the coach and gentlemen who kept him out of harm's way. Bo was leader of boys and men and a credit to himself, his family, his school and, yes, an example to our country. God bless him.
Bo knows football...Bo knows God...the Heavens are smiling blue..
To the Schembechler Family:
Thank you for sharing Bo with us all these years, and for taking so good care of him. Everyone who ever covered Michigan football loved Bo for the way he was and the stories he told. This Notre Dame man loved him very much.
BO I DIDN'T ALWAYS LIKE FOOTBALL, BUT I AM GLAD YOU WERE THERE FOR THE TIME I DID. GOD BLESS YOU.
Michigan Football in my life has always been a common thread within my family. I remember so well even my Grandfather now passed (an accomplished yet private man, not one to be emotional) stating his love for Bo for the Man he was and what he represented as a person.
I became a Michigan Football fan very young. I recall on AM Radio ..The UofM Band and the scream of "Miiccchigan". The tremendous Pride and Energy incredible. Friday, I listened as they stated on the News that he was at Providence Hospital. Critical. I thought to myself. Bo will survive. He's a fighter. I learned that he lost his fight shortly after. I felt as though I lost a family member. Within Michigan, football or not, Bo Schembechler was and is an educator, mentor and Father figure to us all. His spirit will live within many generations to come. Thank You Bo, for being so instrumental in our lives. Go Blue
I want to send my condolences to Bo's family and to the Michigan team. Bo made michigan team the way it is today. I am truly a fan of michgan. God speed to all of you who knew Bo personally.
I have always admired Coach Schembechler, and I thank him for his dedication and strict disipline to the game of football,as he is a true "god of football" God bless the Schembechler family in their time of loss. Know that you are not alone and he even now smiles upon you.
I will never forget that day in Portage, MI when BO signed my copy of "Tradition" and my Michigan helmet. I was second in a very long line of fans when an assistant told me BO would not sign my Helmet. The first thing Bo did after shaking my hand was sign my helmet. Your passion for your beloved Wolverines, and the University of Michigan, will never be forgotten. I will miss the ole "Football Coach" but more than that, I will miss the man. Thanks for the memories.
To the Schemblecher Family,
You have always had to share Bo with the rest of us. Now we all share in your grief. It is so hard to lose a parent. My prayers are with all of you.
I grew up here and went to the Univerity of Michigan. I remember when Bo came to town and lived not far from our family home, We will all miss him
I remember watching you Coach the great Michigan Wolverines, and always thought you were the Greatest! I enjoyed watching you get justly mad at those nasty officials, and throwing those headphones on the ground. I thought to myself, "Now, there's a great coach and man, with the intensity to stick up for his guys. Through you, they became Men, and were decently groomed, not wearing that ridiculously long hair like some of the guys on some Big Ten and Pro teams do today. I watched your Big Ten Ticket shows, and always enjoyed what you had to say. I am an Usher at the Big House, and always feel that even though Fielding Yost built it, it was Your Big House, where people gather to cheer on our dear Wolverines.
God Bless you Bo, I have no doubt that you are in heaven right now with your beloved Millie and other loved ones who have gone before you. Your Legacy will carry on, and I will always remember what a great Man you were!
Ann Arbor, MI
Bo was a awsome coach his passing is very, very hard on the U of M fans. I've been a Wolverine fan every since I was a kid and knowing that BO was the head coach I knew the wolverines will have a great season. I miss him already.
To the greatest "Michigan Man" Ann Arbor has ever seen. I appreciate everything you have done for the Wolverine program, as well as, college football. You will be missed a great deal. GO BLUE!!!
My condolences to the Schembechler family. We have all lost a great friend and leader. I feel like I have lost a member of my own family. I am blessed that my children were able to meet Bo once. What a great man. You will be missed. Go Blue!!
To the Michigan & Schembechler family. This man and his football team brought joy and excitement to our home every saturday. Our children were raised on Bo's values and Michigans tradition. A great loss of an individual and to football.
My son and I will be there Tuesday not to say goodbye, but to say thanks for the many great Saturdays you gave us that we will never forget.
When I was 9 I went to my first U of M football game. It was in 1977. I was captivated by the wolverines and BO and have been a fan ever since. Coach Schembechler was a man of intergrity and made us all proud to be called the wolverines. May God bless your family and those whose lives you touched. Rest in peace coach!
Bo, You were the reason I became a Michigan Fan almost 40 yrs ago !
You were THE MAN ! We will miss you forever ! REST IN PEACE !!!
Bo maybe gone but his memories will live on. Michigan, Sorry about your loss.
Thanks BO for making The University of Michigan football program what it is now! THE BEST!
I had the honor of meeting Bo while serving on the search committee for the next athletic director at UofM. I'm not one who is easily impressed or charmed but he was like a magnet, drawing us all into his powerful magnetic force. What an incredible person who believed in everyone.
I grew up watching Bo coach Michigan. I will miss him, my condolences to the Schembechler family. His passing is a BIG loss for college football and everyone that knew him.
We will miss you driving by the corner of Main and Stadium on football Saturday.
You will be our official "guardian angel" of Main and Stadium.
We will miss you!
The Main and Stadium Crew-Ann Arbor Police Department
Rest In Peace " Bo".You may be gone, but you will live on in our heart's.
Barberton is proud to have as a son,God Bless You Bo
Thank you Coach, for everything.
I am 14 and missed your actual coaching but my family always liked you. Even my dad who is a Spartan loved you. I will miss you but will watch ESPN Classics and will remember the good days. I miss you.
My condolences to the Schembechler family.
As I am new to Michigan football...in the past day I've learned a lot about Coach Schembechler. I want to thank my friend for sharing her fondest family memories of Michigan football with me. It has given me insight on how Coach Scembechler was a great and passionate man. He inspired many people and will be missed.
My condolences to the Schembechler family. I grew up in the same neighborhood with Bo in Barberton Oh. He grew up to be a great man and coach. He will be greatly missed by all.
My prayers are with you as you go through this time is sorrow.
May Bo rest in peace. He was truly amazing, remarkable and one of a kind! I will miss him.
Saturday college football games were what I grew up on and watching Bo and Michigan. This is a sad day for all Michiganian's of the loss of one of our Greatest people. Bo set the standards for respect, dignity and being proud to wear the colors Maze and Blue. God Bless you Bo and being the one of the greatest coaches in college football. GO BLUE!!
Thanks for the memories. You were a legend at Michigan and it was always fun watching you on the sidelines on Football saturdays especially those Ohio State games. Now you are with the "Bear" watching down on the other legends Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden. God Bless
Blessings to Bo's family. I grew up spending Saturday's at games, looking up to Anthony Carter and a host of other great players of my time. When I lived on Granger Ave. near the athletic fields I walked over to Bo's office to get autographs for my family who lived elsewhere and to sign footballs for friends who moved to Ohio. Bo was gracious and welcoming. He, and Wolverine football games, will always be a huge part of my childhood memories. Go Blue!
Thank you, Bo for all of the memories in Ann Arbor. As you stood tall, you taught so many us, to do the same.
BO was one of the greatest coaches.
He made Michagan a succesfull and strong team. We all wish him well.
Rest in peace bo....
My deepest sympathy to the Schembechler family.
I grew up in Toledo and loved Bob Ufer, Go Blue has always been my favorite college team. Thank you General Bo for the fond memories.
Bo was Michigan Football and will be missed dearly by me and Football fans everywhere a true Leader. God Bless You BO!
To The Schembechler Family,
May your father and husband rest in peace. He was the greatest football coach at the University of Michigan. He brought so much joy to the people of Michigan.
Michigan football won't be the same without Bo!!!! GO Blue!!!!!
Thank you for what you meant not only to a football team, but to a community. Your life is a lesson to us all about how to conduct ourselves and positively impact those around us.
I remember when he spoke at Michigan's Football Camp. It was the Summer of 1994 when the World Cup was here. "Football requires one thing: Men to play it! You can bring all the World's Soccer here, but the last time I checked, girls can play at the same level as the boys."
That brought the house down. God Bless You Bo. We'll miss you.
The last coach I remember with a love for football and passion for the game was Vince Lombardi. Bo was allot like him. He demanded excellence, respect and loyalty. I doubt we will ever see another coach like Bo. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bo's family and friends.
A Michigan legend and a role model for my own coaching career
God Bless You Coach!!!
Tell Woody and Bear that we miss them!!!
Thank you for your impact on college football, Coach. You epitomized class and the drive to win.
My most sincere condolences to the Schembechler family, the U of M faculty, staff and students and to Michigan alumni and fans everywhere.
We will miss you and we love you very much.
thoughts and prayers are with the Schembechlers in this difficult time.
Mr. Schembechler brought joy through victory to millions of Michigan
fans. Thanks for the wonderful memories, born of your hard work,
determination, and refusal to accept defeat. You will always be bigger
than life for us Blue fans. We only ask that as you arrive on the big
field, look Mr. Hayes in the eye and say 'Go Blue!'.
Thanks for everything Bo, we'll never forget what you have done for College football and the University of Michigan!
Chip, I was sorry to here about you dads passing. I remember you telling me stories about him when we were at the Colorado river. I worked at Ford Pre delivery Service Corp. in La Mirada CA with you. We had some good times working together. I remember best taking you camping at river and teaching you how to water ski!!! I hope that all the support and thoughts coming your way from across the nation will help with you with the loss. I have good memories of you and I remember that you were wanting to be a stand on your own two feet kind of person. You had told me that it was not easy to be Bo's son. I am sure that everything has turned out good for you in your life. Please e-mail me back soon.
Take care, David Norris
You were a legend Coach Schembechler. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones. RIP.
Thanks for the memories and pride in Michigan you instilled in us all. I'm sorry you will miss a game that I know you wanted to see.
My wife and I met Bo last year in Las Vegas in an elevator. Our thoughts and prayers are w/ you and your family.
God bless you Bo! You will always be remebered as Michigan Football and as a great ambassodedor for the University of Michigan. You will be missed but never ever forgotten!!!
I didn't go to U of M. I went to a school near there. Anyway, I grew up in Michigan, was a Michigan fan since I was 6 years old. I am now 26. It is a loss to Michigan and he will be missed.
I was lucky to be born and raised in Ann Arbor; everyone went to the games. However, my memory of Bo is what he did for my dad. Both were hospitalized at the same time - Bo for heart, my dad for cancer.
All of our fathers were ticket-takers at the games. My dad mentioned this to his doctor during their daily football discussions. One day, a nurse wheeled Bo to the entrance of my dad's hospital room and he said something like "Who's the Mich football fan in here". According to my dad, they talked illnesses first and then football.
I have great memories of these two men who lived their lives honorably.
Bo was a good man and a fair man with everyone.These are the kind of people who we can learn from.
Bo you were a great coach, but even a better man. Just listen to the tributes by those who played for him. So many have said you were like a father to them. Always looking out for them, and checking out their personal lives years after they left Michigan. He appeared gruff on the outside but had the heart of an elephant. We'll miss you Coach.
Picture it: The Blue gates opening up to the true Big House in the Sky, as Bo enter's he is greeted by his beloved Millie, Bob Ufer and good Ole' Woody to watch today's game from the best seat in the house at "The True Big House" with Ufer calling the action!
Thoughts and Prayer's for the Family
You were a part of everything Maize and Blue. Now you will be able to watch all the Michigan-Ohio State games from the best seat in the house ...right next to Woody.
Thanks Bo for all you have done for the University of Michigan but most of all thanks for being the man you were. God bless you and your family.
May Hail to the Victor's always ring in our ears, Bo will always live in our hearts. Our Michigan family has lost its leader and friend. May his smile and spirit always shine down upon us. We love you Bo!
A GREAT MAN AND A GREAT COACH. YOU WILL BE MISSED. GO BLUE AND HAIL TO THE VICTORS.
The best to Bo's family. My dad grew up in Michigan, and lived and died Michigan football. I hope now my father (also passed away) will finally get to meet Bo.
The college football community has lost a great person. You fielded some of the best teams ever at Michigan. You and Woody Hayes brought a lot to college football including the 10-year war that I was able to experience while at OSU. You will be missed.
Please accept my condolences to Coach Schembechler's family. I never met the coach but my first experience of watching a Michigan football game was in 1971 when Billy Taylor ran 80 yds for the winning score and Woody Hayes threw a temper tantrum on the sidelines that cost the Buckeyes the game. Michigan 10 Ohio State 7. Coach Schembechler was a great coach and a good sport, he will be missed. God Bless the Coach for ever. GO BLUE !!!!!
May God Bless. Bo forever a Champion
Though I have lived in the heart of Buckeye country all my life, I am known as "Little Bo" because of my admiration of Coach Schembechler. His last words of encouragement for my beloved Wolverines gives me comfort that he will be there patrolling the sidelines for the boys today. It is an honor to carry my nickname in remembrance of the great man who so many times frustrated his mentor Woody Hayes. Way to go Bo!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
As a football player in the 70's, I was profoundly influenced by Bo and his ideals. His leadership and philosophies have and will stay with me always. I honor his memory, legacy and character. May we always remember to 'Play Like Champions' in all that we do.
Thanks for being such an inspiration. I will always cherish my memories of you.
Bo is Michigan, plain and simple. Thanks for what you've meant to U-M, its' students and alumni.
You were always a class act and the perfect example of a true Blue "Michigan man". Thanks for teaching our young men the important lessons that you did. Today I say "Hail, hail" to you Bo.
My deepest sympathies go out to the Schembechler family. Bo will forever live in my heart. My fondest childhood memories are those glorious Saturday afternoons with Bo coaching Meeehigan to victory. God Bless you Bo...MGOBLUE!!
As Bob Ufer would say...
"God Bless His Cotton Pickin' Maize and Blue Heart "
As I would say...
Bo - Thank You.
I had the pleasure of meeting you several times you were always very kind. Thanks for all the great memories.
Coach Bo, The greatest man to live,the greatest college football coach ever. You are one of the reasons I want to play for Michigan. I'm a sophmore in high school. Coach im going full out and going to Michigan one day for you! I know you are watching the game from heaven right now. GO BLUE!
Bo, Thank you for all the great games. You where truely a blessing for college football. Those who remain will be champions.
For all Michigan fans, especially those who watched Bo work his magic from 1969-1989, his death leaves a hole in our lives that only God can now fill. We already miss one of the legendary and beloved coaches of all time. We will treasure our memories of the greatest rivalry in college ball, the one with Ohio State, until we see Bo again in heaven and greet him with another "Bo Blue!"
To a great coach.
My sympathies to family and friends.
Two Phoenix, AZ radio stations ran hour long tributes to Bo today. He was a national legend.
My deepest condolence to the Schembechler Family.
Lost of such a great coach is hard for us all.At 2Corinthians 1:3,4 says " Blessed be...the father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort,who comfort us in all our tribulation" Rest assured that God has Bo in his memory and that he will provides comfort for his loved ones. Bo is resting now and suffers no more. Please find comfort in knowing God's purpose is for a peaceful new world where billions who are now asleep in death will open thier eyes to a paradise earth soon.
My deepest condolences to the Schembechler family. In this time of great sadness I will celebrate his life, a life far fuller than I had imagined. Truly, a great heart has left us.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
You have been a shining example of what a true "Michigan Man" is.
Thank you for all the wonderful memories and unforgettable dedication to The University that gave you the chance to become one of the greatest coaches in college football history.
May God bless your family and countless friends as they deal with your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Words cannot express what you mean to Michigan fans. Bo is and always will be Michigan Football. Rest in peace Coach. Go Blue forever!
Even as we prepare for the biggest game of the year, it still doesn't feel as big as when it was Bo vs. Woody. I grew up in Ypsilanti and fondly remember listening to Bob Ufer on Saturday afternoons. But as I sit here in Baghdad, it feels like I've lost a member of the family. Bo was Meeechigan!
My condolences to Bo Schembechler's family and friends
In a world where being selfless and
and caring while still being considered a "Man's,Man"isn't an easy thing to do.Bo did just that!
He was an example of everything good about athletic's for young people. He was also a great humanitarian and had an"Everyman"
approach when he met people never denying an autograph. Bo you were
a Victor,a Leader and the Best!!!
Bo,as a college writer I managed to sneak in to a post game celebration and hear the "Victors" performed live by you and the team. It was a seminal moment. God bless you - and Thank you- you enriched our lives.
without Bo the OSU V Michigan week wouldnt mean as much even to us Buckeye fans
Thanks Bo for the memories
Thanks for being a Michigan man all the way through you life. You were a great example of discipline, dedication and loyalty. We also praise you today for running such a clean program. We are proud of you, and thank you for the great memories. Enjoy your well deserved rest,
Bo changed Michigan forever, and he will never be forgotten in Michigan lore! I grew up watching Michigan Football and they remain some of my greatest childhood memories. Hail to the Victors!
"Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS."
We are all CHAMPIONS for having known you Bo. God Bless you Bo. You will be missed. Go Blue!
You once wrote, "Don't waste anybody's time talking about motivation-live it!"
Thank you for living a motivating life day in and day out. You were one of my childhood heroes and now that I am becoming a teacher and coach...your words, but more importantly, your actions, will be with me forever. Thank you for doing it and not just talking about it. I love you Bo!
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Bo Schembechler. And to the U-M family.
Bo will be deeply missed but always remembered. Bo will continue to be an inspiration to countless people.
To the man who bleeds blue! God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow! You will be truly missed!
A MAN OF DISTINCTION WHO BROUGHT US THE WORLD IN 1969 AS THE TIGERS DID IN 1968. GO BLUE
Bo was the only living hero whom I admired outside of my immediate family. May he rest in peace.
God bless Bo Schembechler. My heart aches at the loss of a great man and Michigan legend. I keep thinking about his humble golf game and all of his friends at Barton Hills. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and former players.
He's got the best seat in the house for tomorrow's game! GO BLUE!
You were truly the leader and the best. Thanks for all you've done for so many. You will be greatly missed and greatly loved.
Thank you for being a great role model and teacher. You will be missed but always in my heart that bleeds maize & blue. My prayers are with you and your family. GO BLUE!!!!
Michigan football, Is Michigan football, Because of one of the greatest college coaches that there ever will be,and the city of Ann Arbor, and the state of Michigan,will never, ever forget you Bo......We will greatly miss you.The states sympathy goes out to your family.
To the Schembechler family,
We would like to extend our sincere sympathy. Bo was such a legend. I remember the GO BO BEAT WOODY bumperstickers from my early childhood. Bo is such a part of Ann Arbor.
Sincerely, Ruth and Pam Dalitz ( your neighbors across the circle)
Hail! To a Victor Valiant!
How do you thank someone who has so positively influenced not only my life but the lives of my family and freinds and the entire Nation. You exemplify the very meaning of "lead by example" It was your friendship and your influence that directed me to coach football. It was the lessons that YOU taught of fairness and hard work (and of course "perfect practice") that have helped me in all my life endeavors. I would say that you will be missed but the truth is that you are far to big a person to be missed, you will be with me and everyone who had the pleasure to be aquainted with you FOREVER. The lessons learned from you will continue to guide me every day. God Bless You Bo Schembechler and GO BLUE !
my prayers are with you all and may God bless you. He was a great coach and man.
To the Schembechler Family, my
deepest sympathy. Thank-you Bo for
many Great games at U of M. I have been and always will be a fan. Now you and Tom will call the plays together in Heaven. From a 1970 classmate of Tom Slade, Saginaw High
You will be missed but not forgotten, We love you Bo
My condolenscences to the Schembecheler family, I'm an OSU fan with unbelieveable respect for you. Bless you and praying for your fans who love you in this time. Sincerely, Bill Plate
My thoughts and prayers go out to Bo's family as well as the MICHIGAN family at this time.
Bo, You are greatness!!
As a boy I grew up to love MICHIGAN football. I watched you coach those fine young men into champions, on and off the field.
I had the pleasure of meeting you twice in my life, once at the Big House and agian at a book signing. You were a true gentleman, taking the time out to talk, giving 100% of your time. That was one of the most special times in my life!! Thats the kind of gentleman you were.
BO, The boys will win that game in Columbus tomorrow, just watch from heaven and enjoy!! You deserve every bit of it. You are the Greatest!!!
THOSE WHO STAY WILL BE CHAMPIONS
GO BLUE, FOREVER!!!!!!
He was THE BEST and will forever be remembered for leading a group of players and turning them into men. Thank you Bo for all you have done for UM Football and the world as a whole. GO BLUE and GOD BLESS!
You will truly be missed Bo. Never before has someone like you come around to touch so many people's lives. God bless you.
To the family of Michigan's greatest coach ever. I am a true Ohio State Buckeye fan but I would like to express my condolences to the entire state of Michigan for the loss of this great football Icon. My thought and prayers go out also to the family. May God be with you, bless you, and comfort you in the days, months, and years ahead.
Bo, It will be hard to find another coach of your caliber. Thanks for the memories.
I am so sorry you are gone. Your death at this time reminds us that, no matter what happens tomorrow in Columbus, it is more important that a very decent man is no longer with us. God bless you and your family, and thank you for all you did for our great university.
Bo to me is Michigan football,growing up in Grand Rapids,MI.My 1st coach used to say run the ball son! BO KNOWS RUN THE BALL. GOD BLESS YOU BO & THANK YOU.
Many thoughts and prayers are with the Schembechler family at this time. We have truly lost a legend, may your spirit live on with all of the Michigan faithful. GO BLUE!!!
THIS IS A VERY SAD DAY FOR WOLVERINE FANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, FOR WE HAVE LOST THE BIGGEST WOLVERINE OF ALL TIME.TO STEAL A LINE FROM UFER "BO GOD BLESS YOUR COTTON PICKIN MAIZE AND BLUE HEART"
Bo, You were a man for all seasons, and truely one of the finest men to have ever lived, because of what you meant to so many
May God Bless you and your family. Thanks for all the memories. GO BLUE
Thanks for being a great role model Bo. May you rest in peace.
God Bless the family and friends of Bo. May you find comfort from each other in your time of sorrow. Bo is a name that many people will never forget. GO BLUE! This one is for Bo, make him proud.
You were simply "The Best!" May you rest in peace in the "Big House in Heaven."
You were the best!
Thanks for the memories BO. May you rest in peace.
To Cathy and Schemy: Bo inspired me in my life by his determination,focus and his character. He is and will always be Michigan to me. My deepest sympathies to all of his family. Glenn E Schembechler will live inside all of us forever
Thank you Bo. As one who arrived in Ann Arbor when you did, we have lived through an era of incredible excellence. You reestablished a level of pride which remains today. Every Michigan team that ever takes the field carries the standards which you set. Thank you for all did for every Michigan fan.
A man is defined by his character. Bo, from a Georgia Bulldog, "You were GREAT!" If Heaven needed a coach, it now has the best! May your family take peace in knowing the you now belong to God! Rest on Bo, Rest on, in that big BLUE!
You were a Michigan man and an icon. I'll remember you for the great way you represented the University and "Those who stay will be champions". Thanks for the great memories of those football Saturday's when I was a student and you were coaching in the Big House.
Hail to the Victors and Go Blue !
Words cannot express the feeling of sadness felt by Bo's passing.
Wolverine Nation has lost a great man,as has college football.
Hail to you Bo
You will always be a champion,a leader and the best.
I was raised on Michigan Football in the era of Bo and no man epitomizes what the game is, more than Bo. He is truely one of those few coaches who laid the foundation for college football and made the game what it is today. I can remember as a boy selling programs at the stadium in the early 80s and was lucky enough to be in the locker room one time to hear Bo lead the team in the singing of The Victors.
My prayers are with Bo and his family.
There is no doubt Bo will have a front row seat to see a heck of a game tomorrow.
God Bless & Go Blue
Bo, you were an example of how to be a strong man to this 18-year old coming to UM almost 30 years ago. You were my coach too, even though I was not on your team. You made many of us want to be one of your boys.
Simple sympathy wishes are insufficient to express how much Coach Bo will be missed. What a coach, what a human being! He will be dearly missed by even us SEC fans!
Thank you Bo!
For all the wonderful memories I share of Saturday football with my Father. I lived the era of Bo and it will forever be a part of me. You will live in our hearts forever. Thank you Schembechler Family for sharing such an amazing person, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
You have made Michigan football what it is today, the best tradition in the Country. Even though you are physically gone, what you have done for this University and the lessons you have taught over the years will live forever. God bless you and your family and GO BLUE.
my wishes and prayers go out to the family was a great man
A great student, a great teacher, a worthy rival, who always tried to do the right thing. The pleasure has been ours Mr. Schembechler.
Bo, you are an inspiration, the true representative of the Michign way. Thank your for your leadership and the never ending spirit of being a champion. To your wife and family our sympathy and blessings. Alway Go Blue
As sure as the sun sets in the West, Bo's spirit will live on in each and every Michigan fan, player and coach. Simply put, Bo was, is and will always be THE Michigan Man. We miss you, Bo.
god bless Bo and his family
"Those who stay will be champions"
Mr. (Coach) Schembechler,
You were, are, and always will be the very heart of all that is Michigan! We will miss you.
God Bless you and your family!
Thanks COACH, We are flying the MAIZE & BLUE for YOU this time.
I had the honor of meeting Bo once a few years back. I found him to be a very humble and friendly man with a big smile and a nice word for all of us standing there that day. For the first time in my life I felt I was standing next to greatness. The LORD is my Shepard but Bo is my Coach! you will be missed! GO BLUE!!
Watching coaches like Coach Schembechler as I was growing up was one of the major reasons I became a coach. The ideals he projected as a coach have stayed with me throughout my coaching career. We need more coaches today like Coach Schembechler.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this trying time.
Our condolences go out to the Schembechler family on their great loss. I personally will never forget all the great times spent watching Bo and the great Michigan teams of the 70's and 80's. Thank you Bo for giving us all, memories that we will keep for a lifetime.
Two of the greatest Michigan legends are back together again. Bob Ufer and Bo Schembechler. Both of these guys were #1 at what they did for U of M. Go Blue!!! God Bless you "George Patton Schembechler".
As I stand here, I just know that Bob Ufer is looking down at me from up there in football's valhalla and he's saying to me ... Bo, you can do it. MEE-CHIGAN can do it. MEE-CHIGAN can do anything.
As a Michigan grad, it was a thrill as a undergrad to have the opportunity to hear Bo speak at one of my classes. It made me want to run through a wall to support my Wolverines. In all honesty, he is a major reason why I went to U of M. Today is like losing an Uncle, a friend of the family. Thank you, Bo, for everything. You'll be missed, sir! Don't let Woody push you around tomorrow. God Bless!
You were the face of everything I love about Michigan. We'll all miss you.
Bo, I've had so many years of enjoyment from your teams, and later, your insights. I admire your integrity, both in your programs and your life. You will be missed.
It (OSU-UM) wouldn't have been a rivalry if not for Bo. He was truly one of a kind. We'll miss him.
I'm sure that it has been said, but Woody has met Bo at the Gates and they are going to square off and renew the rivalry!
A fan of Woody and "The Game" in Atlanta!
Bo --- You will live on in our hearts forever!
We will all miss you deeply you have left a mark that will transcend time you will be missed Bo
I'm not a Michigan fan, but I know and respect a GREAT coach when I see one. Thanks for helping turn college football into what it is today.
Bo - we will always love and miss you. You meant the world to me and my family. I wish my kids could have met you. You will live forever inside everyone you touched.
You and Woody will have the best seat in the house tomorrow. Go Blue and God Bless.
THANKS BO!!! FOREVER, GO BLUE!!!!!
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
You're my hero. Go in peace, my friend.
We are die hard Minnesota Gopher Fans but know greatness when we see it. Thanks for all you did for college football, the players and all the fans that you touched including us. God Bless You.
Thanks for everything. Enjoy the game tomorrow!
Wolverines all over the world grieve today. Bo was the best; the embodiment of Michigan football. Our thoughts are with his family, the team, U of M, and all of Ann Arbor. Go Blue.
Bo and Michigan Football....Synonymous... From my Freshman year in 1973 to today Bo = Maize and Blue.
Rest in Peace Bo and Go Blue!!
Bo was a Michigan Man to his last breath. His love of Michigan football and ability to inspire was as evident this week as it was 30 years ago. The memory of Bo will inspire many more generations of Maize and Blue. Thank you Bo, and may God bless you and your family.
"History shall record your greatness..."
A Maize and Blue thank-you to this era's Fielding Yost: a genius, a general, and a man. We wish you peace as you take your place in football's Valhalla. We thank God for your presence.
You have been an inspiration to all. Thank you Bo. God bless you.
God Bless Bo. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the great coach. Go Blue
God Bless You, Bo! You've touched more people in more ways than you'll ever know.
Hail to the Victors Valiant
Hail to the Conquering Heroes
Hail Hail to Bo Schembechler
Our Leader and The Best !
May your soul rest in Peace Bo !
I never met you personally but I feel like one of my close family has passed. As a UM fan I want to thank you for all you did for the university. As a human being I want to thank you for being such an outstanding person. God Bless You.
Bo Schembechler stood for everything that this university is!! Hard Work, determination! A near 40 year battle with heart problems, couldn't stop his active role with football! Give up football and live longer or stay with football and live happier!! (Bo you made the right decision, I love you and all you stood for)! Bo dedicated his life to Michigan football, to educating students and players, and making the world a better place. I could only hope to find something in life that I care about half as much as this man cared about Michigan!!! The perfect example was his interview the day he died, this man was living Michigan football to the very last minute!!! You will forever be missed; however, you will always be a part of Michigan Football!!!
thanks for all the great years of superb coaching Bo this is one u of m fan who will never forget your legacy
You were the main reason I now wear the Maze & Blue. You will truely be missed!
Thanks Bo for all the wonderful memories over the years. Whether you were coaching, doing radio interviews, guest speaking or doing the TV show, "Big Ten Ticket", you were always straight forward, humorous and wise. I'm sure your in heaven now, coaching God's team! GO BLUE!!
WE WILL MISS YOU BO. THANKS FOR MAKING MICHIGAN FOOTBALL MAGICAL!
Bo, you will be missed by all! You had such a huge influence on so many peoples lives, many you didn't even know! God bless your family, relatives, friends, and the entire Michigan Community as we are all deeply saddened by your passing. You will never be forgotten! GO BLUE
Thank you, Bo, for all of the memories and for your selflessness. You made UM football so much more than just a game of football. My thoughts will linger on you and the fond memories when our boys play in tribute to you on November 18, 2006.
Thank you Bo for making me a Michigan man. You and woody are the reason the entire nation will be watching this game tomarrow. GO Blue! Go Bo! Your inspiration will live for ever.
God Bless and keep the Schembechler family. Bo was truly an inspiration and will be deeply missed.
As a child I loved cheering for the Big Blue team that you lead so well. And even though I became a Spartan and now bleed green, I always respected and admired the courageous leadership and spirt you displayed for your school, your teams and the Big 10. My father was your number 1 fan and I'm sure he's waiting to greet you in your new life to celebrate the golden years you shared while you were at U of M.
God Bless you and your extended family.
As an Illinois alum, we cursed "the Blue" of Michigan and their legendary leader, Coach Bo, every time we played. It was actually a complement to a tremendous football coach and man that we wanted to win that game more than others (we usually did not).
We will miss you, Bo, and always respect you as one of the best. God bless.
I personally met Bo before the 2004 Wisc vs Michigan game. He not only signed a football for me But took the time to pose with me for a photo. He made me feel like a part of his family. He was warm,sincere,and Funny I for one am going to miss him. Thanks for the memories Bo. GOOOOO Blue !!!!
Bo, rest in peace, you've earned it my friend. Your legacy will live on.
I am truly saddened that Bo will not be able to see our Maize and Blue take on the Scarlet and Red tomorrow, but I know he will be in the heart and soul of every one of the players and coaches as they take the field and go on to win the game for him! Bo, you were a great coach, but an even greater man. You will always be remembered.
When I was 11 years old, the tradition at Michigan that Bo had created is what attracted an Alabama boy to become a Wolverine fan for life. Since Bo's Influence, I have introduced the traditions of Michigan to many people that otherwise would have never known the Juggernaut force that is Michigan. I would always cite the tradition that UM holds so dear as a reason to love this school, team, and Mentors. Bo was the main mentor for me, and I will always live with the respect that I give him in my heart. He was the most passionate man I have ever had the pleasure to listen to, and it was all directed toward my beloved Wolverines. My only regret is that I never had the pleasure to sit and talk with him in person and thank him for his Legacy. We will miss you Bo, but we will never let you be forgotten! Maybe God just wanted you to have the best seat for a game that you so delicately described as "It doesnt get any bigger than this". Thanks Bo and GO BLUE!
Bo was a true Wolverine, a Michigan man 100%. I grew up watching Michigan football, later as a student, and my heart's been heavy ever since hearing the news of Bo's passing this afternoon. It's like losing a family member. Every Michigan Wolverine out there really did lose a family member today. Bo embodied everything special about University of Michigan and Michigan football. Thank you so much for everything that you gave to U of M, U of M football, and all its alumni and fans. Go blue!
What people around the country may not know is that Bo is a Buckeye and coached at Ohio State, played for Woody Hayes, and they are probably together again to watch the game on Saturday.
Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!..We will miss the #1 Champion in Michigan Football history. Bye Bo..GO BLUE!
Bo, you are Michigan. You always told it like it was and held all of us to the highest standards. Ann Arbor lost some of its shine today, but soon we will realize that, not only is it still there, but a lot of it we owe to you. Thanks, Coach.
My heart goes out to his wife and family. I am at a lost for words, i guess i took Bo for granted. Feeling he would be around for a long time. Michigan is my team and Bo will be forever the coach of our Wolverines! Bo is Michigan, period. I will miss him as all Michigan Fans will. May God recieve him in his loving arms and be wearing Maize and Blue! I know he will be watching this Saturday with his old friend Woody!
Thanks Coach for all the great memories, we are already missing you. God Bless.
Thoughts and prayers to the Schembechler family. An incredible coach of football and a teacher of life.
Hail the Victors. Hail Bo!
Bo,thanks for the memories!!!
We sure will miss you.
Thanks for being a great teacher and a good man BO
Thanks for all the memories Bo and making Michigan Football what it is today. You truly will be missed.
GO BLUE !
Bo you will always be remembered.
Heaven is now split between Maize and Blue...and Scarlet and Grey...My guess is Bo will prevail...You have meant more to me than anyone will ever know...
GO BLUE!!! You are Michigan Football...
God Bless You Bo!!
Bo, You found a way into the hearts of every Michigan fan that will last forever. May you lead the Maize and Blue onto the field Saturday along with Coach Carr and bring home the victory that Michigan is so deserving of.
You mean so much to Michigan Football.You will always be the standard by which all Michigan coaches are measured.Thanks for all the wonderful memories.
I loved you Bo.
Bo you were a leader of men, a teacher, a friend, a coach and an inspiration to generations. Your personality and your spirit will last forever upon the program you infused with greatness. You embodied this Mark Twain quote: Dance like no one is watching, sing like no one is listening, and live life like its heaven on earth. You were one for the ages. We will forever sing your praises. Goodnight sweet prince.
You will be missed but never forgot.
Bo, you are already sorely missed on this great Earth. May you rest in eternal peace, high above the Big House, knowing that what you have done and accomplished for the University of Michigan will be a legacy rivaled by few. Go Blue!
My condolences and wishes go out to the Schembechler family. Thank you Bo, for taking the time before the 1978 Rose Bowl to make an 11 year old boy feel welcome and believe in one day attending the U of M. This 11 year old boy thanks you for helping me believe in and attaining my dreams. Your legacy will live on forever at the U of M. God bless and Go Blue Bo.
Bo, thanks for all of the extra things you did for people which were never publicized but which gave so much to others.
A legend as a coach....an inspiration as a man.
Thank you Mr Schembechler for all the memories,you will be missed.Rest in peace.Go Blue!
Hail to the Victors!
Hail to Bo Schembechler!
Hail, Hail, to his legacy!
Our Leader, God Bless!
Growing up in Michigan, I got hooked on football because of Bo and U of M. No one has ever done it better!!! Miss you!!!!!!!!!!
You have the best seat to the game tomorrow. Go U of M.
Gone but never will be forgotten. You are now with your biggest fan, my father, in front row seats at the biggest game ever and all of the games after. May God bless your soul.
As a Frosh that attended the game vs UGA in '65 at the Big House, I extend my sympathies. Now, the coaching staff in Heaven includes Coach Bryant, Coach Bo, and Coach Erk Russell as D.Coordinator. His staff is nearly complete. He is just waiting for Coach Joe Pa, and Coach Bowden to join them. Tomorrow, GO BIG BLUE!!, Always, GO DAWGS!!.
Iam indeed saddened by the news that Bo has passed away.I admired him not only as a great coach but as a person who never forgot where he came from. A great coach, a great person, and a great Magic.
Barberton Hi '50
Thanks for the memories. You will be missed, but never forgotten.
M Go Blue
Bo - The Victor valiant, the Leader and the Best. Louis Elbel wrote it better than anyone else, but for our generation, YOU made it happen . . . for those you coached and for all the rest of the Michigan Family who watched and cheered. We honor and cherish your memory. Hail!
We'll miss you BO, let's win one for the "GENERAL"
I am so sad, and so grateful.
BO was UofM! He was the very essence and spirit of ‘GO BLUE’. BO represented the very value of what TEAM means. It is my sincere hope that on Saturday, November 18 when we face the Buckeyes, that we GO BLUE FOR BO!. That the Wolverines do what they have proudly and skillfully done ALL SEASON…WIN!
You will be missed by all true Wolverines.
With love and much respect always, we’ll miss you.
You have touched more lives than you can ever possibly know. God Bless and Go Blue!
Prayer's for your family Bo!! You created the the Michigan fan that I am since 1969!!! WE LOVE YOU
To the Schembechler Family:
I am so sorry for your loss. I am a very big U of M fan and have been for many years. Bo will be missed.
M GO BLUE!!!!GO FIGHT WIN AND BEAT OHIO STATE FOR BO AND HIS FAMILY!!!
From a man who was raised in Harbor Springs Michigan and followed Michigan Football with pride, and still does. I will always admire you. Not just for what you did on the football field but also as the man whose name was "Bo Schembechler". I will never forget you and will miss you!
With unrivaled passion, Bo taught many of us what it means to bleed Blue. He will be missed by countless admirers, including myself. My prayers go out to his family; thank you for sharing such a great man with the rest of us!
Four great years at the greatest school watching the greatest football team coached by the greatest coach!
Go Bo and Blue!
Bo was the greatest Wolverine!
Thanks Bo: You made Michigan football what it is today (your boys)will always be Champions!
You were the best! You'll be remembered forever! Always loved the radio broadcasts before the UofM v OS games with McCarthy on the radio. Great entertainment on the way to work! Dave & Linda Champanois
Hail Bo, Full of Victors,
Blessed be Schembechler forever.
As a teammate of Bo's at Miami U. ('47-'49), my deepest sympathies go to his family and so many friends.
Appropriately, he will have the best seat in the house for tomorrow's game.
a great coach and a great man.god be with your family.
Thanks for the memories. You always did it the right way.
BO, THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING MICHIGAN
I saw Mr. Schembechler once at a book signing. I asked him if I could shake his hand.....he stood up, looking at me, smiled and said, "It's nice meeting you". He was totally sincere when he said it. I've been a big Bo fan ever since!
thanks for being a great guy bo
I came to Michigan from Puerto Rico in 1990 knowing very little about Bo or the history of Michigan football. Bo had just retired. I never had the honor of seeing him on the sidelines.
In the last 16 years Michigan football has become one of my greatest passions. I bleed Maize and Blue.
I am proud to be a part of the Michigan Family. I am proud to have had Bo as our patriarch. Bo was the embodiment of the Michigan spirit. He will be sorely missed.
I never knew him personally, yet I feel a profound sense of loss today.
May he rest in peace.
Bo: May peace be with you and your loved ones. Thanks for all of the great memories. You'll be missed. Go Blue!
My first memories of Michigan football begin with Bo, he WAS Michigan to me, My Prayers and sympathy to his family.
God Bless You, Bo. You are an inspirational leader who will be missed by all.
i can't believe how deeply this is affecting me. i recently lost my grandfather and this feels exactly the same.
i'm grieving for the schembechler family.
Thanks for the memories BO... A TRUE LEGEND!
Thank you for your incredible lesson in discipline, integrity, loyalty, and commitment. You will be missed but never forgotten.
I loved watching you coach my favorite football team ever since I was 5 years old. The winged and striped helmets, the black shoes and dark uniforms on the black-and-white TV we had, "The Victors" playing in the background, and Bob Ufer on the radio. You made college football Saturday's special for me and my family. Thank you for being such an inspiration to us all - respectful, honest, loyal, hard-working and caring of others.
Our hearts go out to your family, colleagues, coaches, former players and the entire University of Michigan family. We will miss you very much! Go Blue and Hail to the Victors!
God Bless Bo Schembechler. He was one of my childhood idols. I wish I would have met him, but will have very great memories of this man. Go Blue!!
Growing up Michigan's under Bo were like a national holiday. His battles with Woody are an important part of my childhood memories. I was priviledged to be at Michigan from 77-79 and was at the last Bo/Woody game. He was a phenominal embassador for Michigan and Michigan Football. He will trully be missed. Let us win one for the Bo!!!
I have a picure with Bo taken when I was only 2 years old. Favorite Bo memory - late in his career he was coaching at practice one day and got bowled over by two players. He got up, dusted himself off, and said "That would have KILLED a mortal man!!!" Unreal.
Farewell, Bo. You were one of a kind, and you will be missed.
Unfortunately, in these kinder, gentler times we live in, there will never be another Bo. He could verbally make a 300 pound lineman bawl like a child only to turn around and lift him up again to a higher level of esteem and performance.
As a 1980 graduate of Michigan, I feel fortunate to have witnessed the courage, integrity, pride and leadership that Bo displayed. He has gifted Michigan with a legacy that will live on in the hearts of the Wolverines.
My sincerest sympathies to the Schembechler family. Bo inspired millions in his lifetime. I feel honored to be one of them.
We'll miss you Bo! Go Blue!
As a former Michigander too who lived there 52 years, I remember when Bo became coach. I went to my first college football game when MI beat ND. The guy I dated was a ND fan and I am a loyal Michigan fan. I sat on ND side with him but dressed in Maize and Blue and wearing my Michigan sweatshirt. I remember after the game seeing Bo and telling him what a fantastic game and how good he was at coaching and he asked me if I was the one who sat on ND side. I told him yes and I remember his words to this day..."thanks for sticking to what you believe in and not worrying what someone else will say. Be strong in your beliefs. For when we have no beliefs we have no integrity." I will always cherish those words from a very fantastic coach and very honest and forthright man. My prayers are with the Shembechler family and remember that the memories you have of him will always be there...and I believe that in the game we will see the spirit of Bo cheering on "his boys" to victory. We will always remember Bo Shembechler.
Thanks for the great years at Michigan. You were an inspiration to me. You ran the Michigan program the right way, tough and clean.
Words cannot express how sad this Wolverine fan is today upon learning of Bo's passing. Memories of my Grandfather (who will be sitting beside Bo watching the game tomorrow) and I watching the ol' Maize and Blue is something I'll cherish forever. God bless the Schembechler family and all who mourn Bo's passing.
May the Wolverines win one for Bo tomorrow...the game just got even more interesting. Bo wouldn't have wanted it any other way. Hail to the Victors! M GO BLUE!
One of the greatest coaches of all time. Prayers to his family.
I had the priviledge of taking care of Bo and his wife. He had a great presence and was kind and generous always willing to sign a book or a football for those he cared about. Bo will be missed by many. It is a sad day for all members of the Michigan Family. My thoughts are with the Schembechler family particularly his wife Kathy.
College football lost a great man today! I am not a big Michigan fan but I am a fan of Bo!
Thanks Bo, The memories will live forever.
As a lifelong Wolverine fan, I am deeply saddened by Bo's death today. I know he & Woody will be watching the game tomorrow. Thanks for being an inspiration.
I AM TRULY A MICH FAN, BUT NOTHING WAS MORE EXCITING THAN TO WATCH BO AND WOODY ALL THOSE YEARS. YOU WILL BE MISSED. GO BLUE...
Precious in the site of the Lord is the death of his saint.
Dr Huffman graduate of U M Dental school and I his son Richard Huffman were at Bo's last Rose Bowl game. Go Big Blue and win the game at Ohio State for Bo and yourselves. You deserve it.
While I never met the man, losing Bo was like losing your grandfather to me. Something about the way he conducted himself made you feel like you knew him even if you'd never met him.
I cannot begin to explain my profound sadness over the passing of Coach Bo. George “General Patton” Bo Schembelcher died today, a victor who valiantly fought heart disease and diabetes for many years. A great coach and mentor of so many, is gone at the age of 77. Coach Bo has taken his headset off for the last time and is now with God. I guess God wanted to watch tomorrow’s game with the number one Michigan Wolverine of all time! I bet Ufer has a cold waiting for him, too.
“At the main entrance to Michigan Stadium, two bouquets of maze and blue roses were stuck in the wrought-iron fence, some maize and blue balloons were tied near them and a sign was posted that said: “We will miss you Bo.”
And so will I…
Final Score: November 18, 2006
Michigan 77 vs. Ohio 14
Born and Raised in Meechigan!!
I grew up admiring the way you handled success and failure. May your grace under pressure and confidence through thick and thin inspire others as it inspired me.
Thanks for all the memories, Bo. GO BLUE!!!!
I was there when the legend started in '69' and can only wish his passing can inspire another '69' OSU v Michigan result. Good on you Bo, we'll miss you greatly.
Bo, you made the '70's great as you turned my blood maize and blue. You will always be the greatest because of your passion and integrity. Enjoy your time with Woody watching The Game. Thank you and GO BLUE!!
Sorry for your lose! My prayers go out to your family!
Thank you, Bo, for your many gifts to The University of Michigan and the world of college football. You will be missed always, and your legacy will live forever---Godspeed, Coach.
God bless you Bo! Tomorrow you and Woody can call the plays. Will miss you. An Ohio fan, but a Bo admirer.
I'm fighting back the tears right now. I will never forget Bo. One of my favorite memories is the 1971 Michigan-Ohio State game when Woody tore down the sideline markers. Go Blue! and Go Bo! Cheer us on forever............
Bo, you were the best! Thanks for everything.
Bo and Woody will be watching the BIGGEST game tomorrow in a land of peace.
They are all about what the OSU Michigan Game is today!
God bless Bo Schembechler. There will never be another like him. I feel blessed to have grown up in the 80's and watch him coach. Rest in peace old friend. You will never be forgotten.
Bo I hope that you and Milie and Woody are watching from great seats. Your determination and inspiration gave the Salzman family years of fun and excitement watching, talking and dreaming Michigan football.
Bo--You coached the very first Michigan football game I ever saw. You continued the tradition that I am now so proud of as a Michigan alumni. Thank you for dedicating your life to the tradition of Michigan excellence. Go Blue!
Bo was and always will be an idol of mine. I will never forget his speach at the Barberton Hall of Fame Inductions when my dad was inducted. We here in his home town of Barberton, Ohio, will dearly miss our hero Bo.
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
I got the chance to meet him on three separate occasions. On one occasion he spoke to the high school football team I helped coach before our big rivalry game. I grew up a Michigan fan and later went to U of M. I will always consider him the face on Michigan Football. As a football coach today, I try to remember his lessons in my own methods. He will be missed.
You were the foundation of a great tradition. Thank you for giving all of Michigan something to be proud of each Saturday. God bless you and..GO BLUE!
Honesty, integrity, intensity...Bo Schembechler embodied those virtues more than anyone. Not only did his example touch those he coached....he touched us all.
What a great coach and what a great man. The Michigan Family will miss you so much, Bo.
As an Ohio State fan you learned to hate Bo on those Saturdays when Ohio State and Michigan were in the midst of a championship battle but on Sunday you had to admire both Bo and Woody. Two classy guys who battled to make winners of those they coached. You saw the respect of the players and opponents for each coach. During these years since they both left coaching, both Michigan and Ohio State have held the tradition together and keep the same caliber of talent coming to these two schools because of the tradition these two men created. As a Barberton resident we still called Bo our fellow neighbor even though he was our enemy on the field. We thank you for the memories Bo and I doubt you will ever be forgotten as a man, coach or role model. You truely are one for the heavens now. May God bless you now and forever.
You were one of a kind BO. Thanks for the many times you entertained us with your wit, your wisdom, your compassion and your fiery moods. You rank right up there listening to Earnie Harwell on a Saturday or Sunday while working out in the barn. THANKS BO!
WOODY MUST HAVE GOT BORED AND NEEDED YOU TO COACH A TEAM WORTHY OF HIM AND YOU. FOR A YOUNG MAN FROM THE PURPLE CITY ( BARBERTON)YOU ARE THE GREATEST. NOW YOU CAN ARGUE WITH WOODY OVER WHO GETS THE GREATEST QUARTERBACK FROM BARBERTON. (KEN SENNET ) MOST RECRUITED IN BARBERTON HISTORY BY YOU AND WOODY. MY CONDOLANCE TO YOUR WORLD WIDE FAMILY. NEVER TO BE FOROTTEN YOU ARE. BOB FREEPORT Ohio
Bo: You were the best ever. I was born a Wolverine and will never forget the ten year war with Woody when I lived in Columbus. I will tell my kids all about your greatness. Thanks for teaching us how to compete and win the right way.
Having been born in the great state of Michigan in the early 60's, Maize and Blue will always be in my veins. Bo and the Wolverines were, and are, a big part life. Bo was the John Wayne of college football coaches - You will be missed, Bo.
It is with great pride that I walk the streets of Chicago wearing my Michigan Wolverine cap "Go Blue"
Chicago, is my city, but Ann Arbor, is my home, Thank you.
We are very sadden of Bo's passing. Bo was one of the GREATEST coaches of all times.He will be greatly missed but never forgotten.His football memories will live in our hearts forever. Rest in peace and God Bless You.
Go Blue! We will miss you.
The Maize and Blue will have one more Gods of football looking down on them tomorrow. You will never be forgotten. God Bless you, Bo.
General ( Bo ) Patten .......... The best coach there ever was
True leaders inspire followership. Bo was a true leader - an icon. His style, substance, spirit and character transcended football, as did his influence. What Bo achieved, and how he achieved it, has set a standard for generations to come. You'll be missed, Bo. Thank you and God Bless. From a 1989 U of M graduate - the year of Bo's last Rose Bowl victory, and the year he retired from coaching...
Bo symbolized the values of integrity, honesty and hard work. One of the leaders and best for the ages. Go Blue!
It was back in the mid to late 80's when i grew up watching and falling in love with Michigan football, and Bo was the coach...
...and 'til this day, some 20 years later, as a die hard michigan fan, i have never felt more at ease with the leadership of the program, as i did when he was our coach. To the ultimate Michigan Man, god bless your soul. You will be forever remembered and sorely missed.
Bo you will missed. See you in heaven.
Thank you for everything. I'll miss you coach.
Here is hoping the team wins one for you tomorrow.
Bo, you will be miss greatly, but your legacy will stand forever. You were Michigan, you made M-Football what it was. We all thank you for that. Godspeed.
GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL AND MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS FOREVER AND FOREVER YOU'LL BE GREATLY MISS.
Bo Shembechler personifies everthing that is The Universty of Michigan...
Thank you for the memories..
you will be missed by all.
I've never felt so empty after the death of someone I didn't know personally as I do now.
Bo Schembechler had an impact on my life from the time I first became a Michigan football fan at the age of nine, through my four years in Ann Arbor (It was the only school I was even interested in applying in).
While I didn't play, I always felt Bo was my coach.
"What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve. And those who stay, will be champions."
How very sad we all are today...to have lost someone we all felt genuine admiration, respect, and love for leaves an enormous void.
He came to Defiance,OH in 1974 to speak at the college's fall sports award banquet. Ann Arbor is my home town and I remember being an usher at The Big House as a boyscout in the mid-late 60's...fast forward to that banquet. I must have been first in line after his speech to ask him to sign the page with his likeness on it from the book THE WOLVERINES. This past weekend, I was showing the book to my 25 year old son, Nick...I said I'd just leave it out for this weekend. He made it personal then, and he makes today even more personal.
Today, I was on the I-90 and was fortunate to hear his interview on WTKA while he was enroute to the taping.
BO GLUE...it's what binds us as Wolverine fans.
I was born the same year that Bo was made head coach at Michigan. Both of my parents went to Michigan, and I attended games every fall growing up. My siblings and I all ended up going to Michigan and experienced the pride and spirit on football Saturdays that was created by Bo. His death leaves a big void in the Michigan family and he'll be missed, but we'll now have a 12th man on the field against Ohio State on Saturday! GO BLUE!
You gave me a lifetime of memories. I feel like I have lost a family member. You will be remembered always. Go Blue!
Thanks for all the memories. You will be greatly missed.
We'll miss you Bo! Thank-you for the great memories. Rest in piece.
One of the greatest coaches the game has seen. He is half of the reason the Michigan - OSU rivalry is what it is today. Luck for us he was on the Maize and Blue sidelines. God bless BO and go Blue !!!!!
As a native of Michigan I grew up on Michigan football and Bo. I later was a high school football coach during the late 70's and 80's. At local clinics he and his staff were always very gratious and helpful and inspiring to myself as as young coach. He will be greatly missed not only as a coach but as a man.
You were what football is all about... one for all time.
I grew up in East Lansing and played briefly for the Spartans in 69/70...Bo was a tough, solid competitor, and a great person...I look on Duffy, Bo, Woody, Darrel Royal, Bear Bryant and JoPa as the legends in college football from 1960-2000...I didn't like what the Maize and Blue did to us, but I surely respected Bo for how he did it...he was a champion
He was an inspirational college football coach. His legacy will live on. He is Michigan Football.
Bo, thank you for all of the great memories! You will be truly missed.
My sympathies to the Schembechler family.
What a great man and coach. He will be missed.
I’m sure Bob Ufer (Meee-chigan!!) will be calling Saturday’s game up there for Bo and Woody.
You said you don't travel to see road games anymore, so I guess you went to Heaven so you could watch tomorrow's game from the best seat in the house. Godspeed.
We will miss you! Go Blue!
You will be missed greatly. I loved listening to your thoughts. It always brought a smile while reading your interviews. I appreciated your classy and respectful ways you treated your most heated opponent--OSU. I appreciated your desire to win.
from one Miami "Redskin" to another Miami "Redskin" thanks BO for setting the example on how to be successful in life
It is only appropriate that such a grand master of football would pick this weekend to give Michigan a big boost...what great memories and times...one of Barberton's best
Bo--You have been such a big part of my childhood and past, and I have always been so inspired by how large you lived your life and how great you were at what you loved to do. May God welcome you home, and the two of you can watch the Big Game together tomorrow. Put in a good word for us, won't you?
My fondest memories are as a kid playing football in Bo Schembechler's backyard. After home games, friends and family would gather at the Schembechler house. Mr. Schembechler preferred to play out back with his son and son's friends than to be with the adults. He would be the quarterback for these 3 on 3 touch-football games between 10 year-olds. Before each play he would say, "men, huddle up," and give us routes to run. We always felt our games were important and knew that Mr. Schembechler had a great time playing with us.
you will be greatly missed but your legend will live on. From the time
I was a young boy who dreamed of some time wearing the famed winged
helmet of Michigan up until today, I've always felt you represented all
the qualities which make college athletics great. Yesterday, I put up
my Michigan flag in honor of the big game on Saturday, but as I look at
that flag now wave Bo, I know that it flies for you.
My freshman year at Michigan in 1969 was also Bo's first year as head coach. Woody Hayes and his Buckeyes came into Michigan Stadium undefeated and ranked number 1 in the nation. Bo started his legacy that year with his defeat of Ohio. I'll always remember rushing down onto the field with the rest of the student body and pulling down the goal post after the victory. Hail, to the victors valliant!
Last night in an LA restaurant I saw Keith Jackson and misses and Bob Griese out for dinner and I couldn't help but remember all of those Saturday afternoons watching Big Ten football and listening to Keith and later on Bob. I remember it was Keith's call when Woody went nuts on an opposing kid.
And now Bo checks out on the day before the big one. What a great coach, what a great teacher he was.
God bless you ,sir! The "Bighouse" seems smaller today.
AS AN OHIO STATE FAN I REMEMBER SEVERAL NOVEMBER'S WHEN I WOULD KIND OF SHRIEK AT THE MENTION OF YOUR NAME. OVER THE YEARS YOU'VE BROUGHT ALIVE A GREAT TRADITION UP NORTH, THAT CONTINUES TODAY. WE'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU. EVEN IF NOT FOR THE TEN YEAR WAR. ENJOY THE LUXURY THAT HEAVEN PROVIDES AND WE'LL SEE YOU SOON. OUR CONDOLENCES TO YOUR LOVING WIFE KATHY AND THE MANY KIDS YOU HAVE ADOPTED WHILE AT MICHIGAN.... EVEN THE OHIO STATE BUCKEYE FANS WILL MISS YOU. GOD BLESS YOU BO....
The game of football owes you so much, Coach, as does the University of Michigan. You were one of the greatest and would have made a damn good Dawg!
Bo, you will be missed, but your legacy will live on in the players and fans you inspired to be the best. Say hi to Yost for us!
No one has done it better. Godspeed, Bo.......
"Ode To Bo"
You grew up in Barberton a purple magic before you became a buckeye tried and true
While you were here you were one of the best with, oh we had such a crew.
It was like we were a family Holtz, Mallory, Arnsparger, you and Earl Bruce.
Then you went and broke my heart when you coached the maize and blue.
You were a heck of a man and a heck of a coach, better there were very few.
I saved you a seat, the hospitality can't be beat, and you'll never believe the view.
And let me tell you with a smile, you'll find out tomorrow, that the Roses are for you.
God Bless, Bo. Thanks for the pride, the tradition, and the leadership. Go Blue.
Why should a Boy who grew up in a place called Dry Branch, Georgia be writing this letter of thanks and appreciation? Why should a Man whose family and life were both shaped and molded out of the chalk mines, old dirt country roads, and sweltering southern sun be emotionally numb about the passing of a man almost a 1000 miles away, in the cold concrete landscape of the Midwest? How can you describe the impact of a man who you never met, a person with whom you never spoke? I guess you can say that one constant in my youth was that Bo represented a place, environment, and type of personality that was vacant underneath my old oak trees, bare feet, and red clay stained clothes. For every Saturday in the fall I would be glued to the floor in front of our 13 inch black and white television consuming every moment I could of those beautiful Winged Helmets playing before a sea of Maize and Blue. I could only imagine in my mind being swallowed whole by colors so bright that they would blind my eyes. You see to me, Bo was bigger than life. Bo was Respect. Bo was Intensity. Bo was Excellence. Bo was Tradition. Bo was so iconic in my young mind that after I had a chance encounter with Michigan Head Coach Lloyd Carr in Macon, Georgia on my 23rd birthday, I could wait no longer, I left everything to be apart of an environment that produced a man I had idolized for the majority of my young life. In closing, what did Bo actually do for me once I arrived in Ann Arbor, Michigan? Simply put, Nothing. For it was not the man that changed my life, but rather the relationships, values, and experiences that I was exposed to that only could have happened in a place that was the exact opposite of everything I knew. For I will ALWAYS be a "Georgia Boy" at heart, but because of a person I never met or even spoke with, I am proud to call myself a "Michigan Man". Hey Bo, Thanks For Everything. Hail!
In 1978 I was a caddy in the Bogie Busters celebrity golf tourament held at the NCR CC. Late in the afternoon one the first day, I was walking in the locker room seaking autographs. As I entered,the place was empty,but I went in anyway. As I past row after row of empty dressing areas , I finally found someone, but did recognise this man sitting on bench putting his shoes on. I walked about another 10 feet and it hit me like a ton of bricks "my god thats BO".As I turned around very nervous and went back. He was sitting there waiting for me (as if he knew I was coming back)and greets me with a big Hi buddy. I refered to him as Mr.Schembechler as I asked if he would sign my caddy pass. He was very nice gave me a big, sure I will.And I sat with him for a second or two just the two of us.He had some funny opions of others who had signed my pass.He could not been nicer and I`ll forever have a great personal memory of him.
Beloved Son of Ohio,
May God recieve you into His Everlasting Care. You and your mentor, Woody Hayes, made the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry the envy of all American sports. You turned out more than just great players at Michigan, you help create great men. The Akron (and Barberton)Ohio area will sadly miss you. Rest In Peace.
You will be missed Bo. A great man and great coach. Go Blue and Hail to the Victors.
You have touched the lives of so many players and fans over the years; your spirit will live on forever.
Great man and coach he will be missed by any fan of great coaching and teaching.
Bo Schembechler was mentioned in my household for as far back as I can remember. Growing up in Ohio and knowing and going to school with so many people who were touched by his influences helped make me the die-hard football fan I am today.
Thank you, Bo, for all the memories.
Good bye to a professional, a gentleman and foremost a great human being.
I'm saddened by the loss of a great coach and a great man. May Bo Rest in Peace.
Heaven just got another assistant coach!
For a local boy ya done good. God bless and comfort the family.
As a young boy growing up in Southern Minnesota, I watched Bo coach many Michigan football wins. I would have loved to wear the uniform and play for such a great coach. God Bless the Schembechler Family.
The game and society as a whole has lost a true giant of a man. Coach, on behalf of the thousands of lives you touched in so many ways, both on field and off, we say thank you. For the great times and memories, we thank you. And for your fine example, being the epitome of dedication and loyalty to the greater concepts of team and community, we say thanks. God bless you Coach. We will miss you but always honor your presence.
As a native Michigander, I have so many memories of watching Michigan football with Bo coaching on the sidelines. I am saddened by his passing.
May God bless the family in this time of need. I will keep you in my prays.
Although I am a MSU fan you will always be the best coach ever!!
Now you and Woddy can be together for the big game again but on the same side
When I graduated from the University of Michigan, I had the privilege of hearing Bo speak when he received an honorary doctor of laws degree. In his speech, he said the following:
“Those who stay will be champions. When I look out at this group, I see that you are all champions. You now have the credentials to lead—so lead.”
I took that to heart because it came from someone who practiced what he preached. Bo was a champion, and he lead the Wolverines to prominence with class and dignity. Bo's contributions to Michigan and college football will always be remembered and appreciated.
Rest in peace Coach, and thanks for everything. GO BLUE.
Having spent my childhood in Ann Arbor and then returning for college, Bo will always stand out in my mind as the epitome of what it means to be associated with the University of Michigan. As elementary school children in Ann Arbor, we didn't know who the president was or the name of the actor who played Luke Skywalker. BUT we all clearly knew Bo Schembechler. My heart sinks at the loss. He was truly iconoclastic to every fond memory I have about my years in Ann Arbor. Our prayers to Kathy and his family for the loss of a great man.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
My prayers go out to your family during this difficult time. Aside from being a Buckeye fan, I think you were a great and well respected coach. Enjoy watching the game tomorrow with your dear friend Woody! Rest in Peace. You are an Angel
Bo, you will be remembered by all of us. Your inspiration and motivation to students, athletes, coaches, and fans around the world was, and always will be, simply amazing. God bless and Go Blue!
Good bye Bo.. Thanks for everything
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
MISS YA! MICHIGAN WIN THE BIG ONE FOR BO HE WOULDN'T WANT IT NO OTHER WAY. THANX BO!
JUST A FAN
I was fortunate enough to meet and have dinner with Bo in 2000 with just 7 others including my dad, a UM alum. I was 17 at the time and to that point had just seen old video of Bo screaming and yelling up and down the sidelines and was a little hesitant to meet the man. He turned out to be one of the nicest and kindenst men i have ever met, he and my dad went on and on about UM like old frineds all through dinner and i just sat there in awe for the most part. One of the best nights of my life and i will remember for ever.
To a great human being and his family.
I have been a life long Notre Dame fan, but I have always admired your coaching.
You ran a class program and embodied the true spirit of college football.
Thank you. Rest in peace.
Truely a great sports personality . His book helped me to understand my football coaching husband and others in his profession alot better. I cannot thank Coach Schembeckler enough for that.
All of college football mourns your loss. It is a better sport for all of us, both players and fans, because of your dedication and tenacity.
The legend of legends. May Bo and Woody enjoy the biggest and best game ever while sitting on the right hand of the man. Hail to the legend of the Maize and Blue.
Bo... Rest in Peace...
You can not think of Bo without thinking of Woody and what these two GENTLEMEN have done for MI-OH Football.
Bo and Woody are together again, with the Best Seats in the House...
You are the essence of Michigan football, espousing the ideals and values that embody the entire univeristy. Your great legacy will always permeate Ann Arbor.
Being originally from Saginaw, Michigan and a big sports fan, I have always been a Wolverine at heart. My earliest memories of all those great Michigan teams centered around Bo patrolling the sidelines. Always a class act on and off the field he was a sharp contrast to the other legendary Big Ten coach at that time, Woody Hayes. He will always personify in my mind what a college football coach should be. He deserves his place in eternity.
Thanks for the memories Bo. May God bless you now and forever more.
I was sadden by his passing but we all know oh Bo and Woody will have this game together. That is how it should be the two together again for the big game. I am a true OHIO STATE fan, but i did like oh Bo, This is going to hurt even our fans we all loved him. I always thought of Woody and Bo in the same way.
This is a sad day for college football. Bo will be missed by us OSU fans as well. Have fun watching the game UP NORTH with Woody.
The sports world has lost one of the best...it was a great honor to play for you. You certainly changed my life.
To the family of Mr Bo Schembechler:
Bo was a very kind man who I happened to meet just once, but he made me feel like I had known him for years and was part of his family. He will be missed by a great many people but none will miss him I know as much as his immediate family. Just please know that our hearts and prayers go out to you all.
Rest in peace in the Big House.
BO was the essence of Michigan and as an alumni, I was proud that he was our COACH. I doubt if he will ever be matched.
Bo, thanks for the fun! You will be missed. (GO BUCKEYES!)
My father adored Bo. Every Saturday morning for years my mother would turn on WJR and they would play the Fight Song and my mother would blast the radio and march around the house. My brother is an alummi of U of M and all of us in the family knew the words to it. I have fond childhood memories of riding the TKE (Tau Kappa Epsilon) fire truck to the game to see the great Bo coach and see the Block M marching across the field. My father has been gone since 1989 and the last thing he said before he went in the operating room and died was "Go Blue." Bo - my dad is waiting for you and I am sure will have to talk with you. Bo, forever, Go Blue!
Hail to the Victors, Bo!! This is a sad day in Michigan athletics, but your boys will do you proud.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
As a young football player, there were several names synonymous with college football, but one of the names that stood out to me was Bo Schembechler.
I looked forward to a weekend of football on ABC when Michigan was playing and Keith Jackson would introduce Bo Schembechler and the fighting Wolverines. I have truly missed that and will miss Bo Schembechler.
Thanks for a great time for Michigan football.
Bo was a good man, he is the reason that a young man from Stone Mtn, GA became a Michigan fan at an early age. The 1st college football game I watched was the Michigan vs Notre Dame game back when I was 6 years old. I fell in love with the Michigan helmet and I enjoyed seeing Bo chew out the refs. He will be surely missed.
I send my deepest sympathy in the loss of a legend. He has led and taught our team to be more than just exceelent football players. Through him, many doors have been opened. You are in my thoughts, and prayers. He will be greatly missed, loved, and adored.
Thank you for being such an irascible and wonderful person. You showed us a lot about character and I never tired of hearing your thoughts in the paper. God bless you and your family. My folks always talked about you when they were alive and I ‘m going to really miss you. Enjoy the game with Woody!
You are Michigan Football
You will be missed.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
One of the greatest, both coach and individual. You will be missed by all fans, Michigan, Ohio State or any school that knows "BO"
Bo Schembechler taught more than football. He taught you men the right way to live and learn. He taught honor and loyalty. He was a great ambassador for the state of Michigan.
Rest in peace Bo, it is fitting you get to watch the game with Woody.
I'm a Gopher fan but I want to pay tribute to a coach who had the "classiest" teams in the nation! Michigan was and is "class"!
You are loved and adored and will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
Bo, When you get to the big stadium in the sky, Beat Woody Hayes...Thanks for teaching us all a little about character.
To The Schembechler Family:
Our prayers are with you during your time of bereavement. Most of us knew Bo as a football coach, but he was much more than that to you. He will be missed.
Go Blue!!! Beat Ohio State!
Nobody supported Michigan better than Bo as a haed coach and AD. He will be missed!
a great coach and a great person. we will miss him
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
You are one of the greatest ever.
You will be missed by many. As a kid going to Michigan games was an absolute thrill. There is only one BIG HOUSE and you graced it's presence.
Thanks for the great games. I guess Woody Hayes must not have any competition in "Football Heaven"
I hope Bo and Woody watch the game tomorrow from the best seats in the heaven.
To the Schembechler Family,
My deepest sympathies to you for your loss today. As someone who
was born in Columbus and went to
Michigan State University, I grew up
disliking Michigan and Bo. However that was just from a sports rooting point of view. I have always respected him and his beliefs of how
to correctly run a program. The world of college football has lost a great man and it has just been reminded that it is just a game.
What the players do after football is more important and Bo never lost sight of that.
May God's peace be with you.
To a great coach and his family and friends:
Our sympathy - we all enjoyed watching your great Michigan teams play. RIP.
Mr.bo was one of the greatest coachs to have coached the game and he will be missed among football fans world wide.
He will be missed. How does Schembechler stadium sound?
Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. May it help to know that Bo was loved dearly (even by those who jokingly "loved to hate him"). Football has lost a legend and Ohio has lost a good friend. You're in our hearts.
What a wonderful man, who had a positive effect on so many young men. I loved the moments he and Woody gave us together.
We'll never forget you, Bo! Go Blue!
Thanks, Coach, for some of my fondest U-M memories dating back to 1969. I hope that you can look down on the horseshoe tomorrow and enjoy another huge Michigan victory. Go Blue!!!
You always were and will always be the very best!!! You fought a hard journey. Rest in peace!!
Signed a former Michigan Native during your tenure years.