Saturday, October 21, 2006
Schembechler feeling well enough to watch game
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Former Michigan football coach Bo
Schembechler was watching the Wolverines play from the hospital and
feeling OK, the school announced during its game against Iowa on
The 77-year-old Schembechler felt ill Friday at the taping of a
weekly television show, was hospitalized and held for observation
in the cardiac unit.
The Michigan athletic department announced in the press box
Saturday that Schembechler had contacted school officials and asked
them to pass along that he was doing well.
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.
He was at WXYZ-TV studios in Southfield and wasn't feeling well
at about 10 a.m. Friday before the taping of the Big Ten Ticket,
which previews Michigan and Michigan State football games.
Station employees called 911 and attended to Schembechler before
paramedics arrived. The former coach soon was feeling better,
however, and decided to go on with the taping before leaving to see
Schembechler compiled a 194-48-5 record at Michigan from
1969-89. Schembechler's overall record in 26 years of coaching was