Schembechler dies

DETROIT — Former Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler died Friday after collapsing at a taping of a television show, according to television stations WXYZ, WDIV and WJBK and the Detroit News.

The 77-year-old coaching great became ill at the day before the Ohio State-Michigan showdown, the station said. Schembechler also was hospitalized Oct. 20 after falling ill at the same studio.

Schembechler met with the media this week to discuss Saturday’s game between the No. 1 Buckeyes and No. 2 Wolverines. He also talked about the device that was implanted to regulate his heartbeat after he was hospitalized last month. He said the device covered about half his chest, and doctors still were adjusting it.

Schembechler had a heart attack on the eve of his first Rose Bowl in 1970 and another one in 1987. He has had two quadruple heart bypass operations.

The seven-time Big Ten coach of the year had a 194-48-5 record at Michigan from 1969-89. His record in 26 years of coaching was 234-64-8.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

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