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Michigan family loses Bo Schembechler

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Former Michigan head coach and athletic director Bo Schembechler has passed away. Schembechler collapsed again on the set of Detroit television station WXYZ Channel 7 during taping of his weekly television show and was rushed to Providence Hospital in Southfield, where he was initially listed in critical condition.
This is the second similar incident this month involving the U-M legend. Schembechler suffered a similar episode at the station on Oct. 21 before taping and was hospitalized for several days at the University of Michigan Hospital. On Oct. 23 he underwent a procedure to implant a new pacemaker.
Schembechler had had two heart attacks and two quadruple heart bypass surgeries prior to his Nov. 17 passing.
On Monday, Schembechler addressed the media during a news conference to preview Saturday's Michigan-Ohio State game, appearing healthy and ready to watch the battle of No. 1 vs. No. 2 at home. He wasn't planning on attending the game.
Schembechler remains the winningest coach in Michigan football history, having won or tied for the Big Ten title 13 times in his 21 years. He guided the Wolverines to a 96-10-3 regular season record in the 1970s, the nation's standard, and took 17 teams to bowl games, 10 to the Rose Bowl.
In his 27 years as a head coach at Miami (Ohio) and Michigan, Schembechler never had a losing season.
Stay with TheWolverine.com for more coverage on this sad day for college football.
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