One year ago tomorrow, Glenn Edward "Bo" Schembechler passed away. It was Friday November 17, 2006. What was the significance of him dying on Friday, November 17, 2006? Oh, it was merely the day before one of the biggest University of Michigan and Ohio State University football games in the history of the rivalry. #2 Michigan was playing at #1 Ohio State with the Big 10 Title and a date with the National Championship game on the line.
Bo had been battling heart disease since 1969 when he had his first heart attack on the eve of his first trip to the Rose Bowl. He wanted so badly to see the "Big Game" last year and even though he is gone his presence will still be felt tomorrow when U of M and OSU battle it out for the Big Ten title.
I was inspired to build a Squidoo lens on Bo Schembechler. It features some classic videos of Bo Schembechler speaches, interviews, and his football teams. You can read some Bo Schembechler quotes and leave your thoughts on the man.