Now the only thing left to wonder is what his pose will be.
Bo statue to stand in new Schembechler Hall entrance
I'm going with standing with his arms crossed
I'd like to see this:
Wall sized when you walk in. Simple as that.
Unless that is the statue, then hells yeah
Hey guys I think I know where they might be able to get a statue's worth of remeltable bronze on the cheap
Take it down or I'll do it myself. Wait, wrong thread.
This is cool, actually. I hope they put enough detail into the face to give it a classic Bo expression.
Screaming at a referee?
If any sports figure in M history deserves a statue, it's Bo, but it doesn't seem very Michigan. Just my opinion, but good for Bo.
I agree. I don't think Michigan needs to do this kind of stuff. We don't need a statue to know what Bo did for the program.
Fair point, but if we're going to create a statue for an individual, I like that it's the individual who preached "the team, the team, the team."
was put it inside the entrance. To me, that's a classy step above putting it outside the stadium. This isn't a major "get off my lawn" step for me, but given the choice I would have gone with not putting it up.
"No man is more important than the team. No coach is more important than the team."
Yeah, there's something slightly unsettling about us doing this right now when PSU is getting (justifiably) skewered for deifying a football coach.
when the person you are honoring is still walking around, and actually coaching, you don't really need a statue to remember what they looked like, or to provide a view for people who haven't had the chance to meet the person. Cause they can actually meet the person.
I'm not a fan of statutes at UM, but at least they are going to put it inside his building and not outside the stadium.
Who's idea was it for a statue? Was it Brandon or someone else?
Rendering of the new Bo statue...
Edit: Actual Bo statue at the UM Cardiovascular Center.
I hope the statue is one of the following:
That first picture is awesome! I bet this is what they're all saying:
Ref: Nowww holdonaminute, I'll tell ya what I saw!
Bo: Can't you SEE?!?!?
Guy between Bo and ref: Well shucks, boss, I think Bo's got a point.
#9: Heh heh, you tell 'im coach.
#46: Heh heh, you tell 'im coach.
Assistant (is that Moeller?): Aww, you can't be serious, ref! You're no better'n a sack'a crap! That's right, a sack'a crap!
Grad assistant: I can't believe I'm this close to a genuine Bo Schembechler blowup!
Yep, that assistant is definitely Moeller. When was this taken - early '70s?
Yes, the 1973 Ohio game (the infamous 10-10 tie). Also note the Adidas footwear.
I think Bo just saw the Hemingway non-TD at the end of the Iowa game.
"His hands are under the ball!"
Well how about that, Bo is the original "Y U NO ______ !!?!?!?!?!?" guy.
If someone could cleanly crop him out of that picture, we could start our own meme!
Y U NO OPEN YOUR EYES!!???
Good - so the number of coaching legend statues in the Big Ten will remain the same.
He should be dunking a basketball
And then, upon further inspection, you realize that basketball is actually Brutus' head.
I would like to see a statue of Bo and Woody shaking hand at the Michigan Ohio border on I-75. Spartan fans would love it.
You know what, I actually love this idea. Where would you put it? Somewhere around Toledo/Sylvania?
Imagine this in bronze:
Somebody needs to start a kickstarter campaign for this I would definitely kick in some cash.
Make them really huge statues too.
A co-op between MgoBlog and 11W?
Right on the border on 23 imo would be perfect.
I really like this, but it doesn't need to be on Michigan - Ohio border.
Put it in Ann Arbor. It perfectly conveys the Schembechler view of football as I have come to understand it -- honor and integrity in all aspects of a man's life, even for bitter adversaries on the field.
I look at that picture and I damn near tear up thinking about what a class act Schembechler was. And I smile when I think we have the same in Hoke.
...I think statues are dumb. But a Bo-Woody handshake statue at the border would be pretty awesome.
The inspiration IIRC comes from the: Bo vs Woody 10 year War video. I think they might have done something similar to this. Off to google to search
1) I don't think our Bo statue needs a cape.
2) I'm quite sure Bo would be pissed to have anything red on him.
I say go for the cape. Give the statue a little bit of a Lando Calrissian look.
You can tell the Bo statue is pissed b/c he's trying to push the red cape away from him.
Miami (NTM) could have a few of those statues.
They are very unlikely to do something dumb. A dead man has never made a bad decision.
Well joe paterno among others has done something whose stupidity was only revealed after death so I don't think thats fail safe
The inscription will be "Do I look stupid?"
Please, please this:
...but if Bo were still alive there's no way he'd let them put up a statue. He was way too modest and team oriented.
Just capture the core pieces of his personality: a Michigan cap, a windbreaker, a pair of aviator sunglasses and a piece of gum.
Love the Miami one, as an Alum of Miami I was always proud of Bo and what he did at Michigan, but at the same time just doesn't seem right at Michigan.
Not a huge fan of building statues, especially in light of the Paterno scandal (not that there are any sort of issues akin to that with Bo).
His name is on the damn building. Isn't that enough?
This just doesn't seem like a thing Michigan would do.
I would love to get down there and see it in person.
Your avatar + the statement "I would love to get down there and see it in person."
There's definitely a joke in there somewhere...
would love to see one in the stadium somewhere...
Is the statue going to be '70's Bo' or '80's Bo?'
70's Bo didn't have glasses and he didn't always have the Michigan cap on, at least for the first part of the decade.
80's Bo had more of what we're used to seeing; head set, glasses, cap, jacket, etc.
My guess is 80's Bo.
Photo op by the statue with the kids, then visit the museum.
still isn't available. Just go ahead and give up.
Failing that, I'll be a good source of food and play time for some kitties.
Speaking of kitties, I caught a stray cat two nights ago. It was like 1:00am, so the shelters were all closed, so I took it into my bathroom and left it with some food and water. MGB then decided it was too loud in there and it escaped when it got into the main area of my apartment. Sad story, I wish I could have helped it more.
I not only like the idea of the statue for Bo, which is fitting and, dare I say, almost necessary if there is going to be a museum dedicated to the football program in the renovations, but this:
"In the middle of the museum will be a “beacon” that will be covered with footballs representing each of the program’s victories."
I rather like this idea as well, since to me it would symbolize how the success of the program has continued to draw people to this team and to this campus. I would like to see what sorts of designs emerge for this as well.
i just really hope it looks like him. some of these statues sports venues put up look very bad. i guarantee once it is up, no one will EVER want to take it down.
in our great state.
Gordie Howe in Joe Louis Arena
I get the interpretation but this is just awful to me.
Ervin Magic Johnson at Breslin Center
This look more like a decaying Bill Russel to me.
Wow. Even Greg Oden thinks "That guy looks way too old to be in college."
probably wouldn't make a great statue though
If I'm not mistaken this is 1986 in Columbus.
Right on the half-way mark in Toledo, I want to see a life-sized statue commemorating The Game. It will be a complete scene of Woody and Bo throwing chairs at each other.