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A former assistant under Woody Hayes, Bo left the head coaching position at Miami (Ohio) to take the Michigan job prior to the 1969 season.
In his first year, Bo engineered one of the biggest upsets in Michigan football history. His underdog Wolverines dominated the No. 1 Buckeyes, 24-12, before a sellout crowd of 103,000 and a national television audience. Perhaps the most embarrassed person in the house was Woody Hayes, who had called his Buckeyes the best team in the history of college football.
Bo went on to become one of Michigan's brightest coaches, equal to the likes of Fielding Yost and Fritz Crisler.
Schembechler's career coaching record wasn't bad either. Bo compiled a 194-48-5 mark (,802) at Michigan, but his 13 Big Ten titles in 21 seasons is a standard that won't be broken.
When it comes to Michigan lore, Bo's coining of the phrase "Michigan Man" has reverberated throughout college sports.
When basketball coach Bill Frieder announced he was leaving for Arizona State just prior to the 1989 NCAA tournament, Bo decided Frieder would not be the coach in the tournament, and instead turned over the reins to assistant coach Steve Fisher. "I want a Michigan man coaching Michigan," Bo said.
Fisher's squad became a national champion.