Bo statue to stand in new Schembechler Hall entrance

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on July 20th, 2012 at 2:00 PM

The entrance to the building will shift from the State Street side to the north side of the building. A statue of Bo Schembechler will stand in the entrance to the building and a wall will have his famous words “those who stay will be champions” inscribed on it.

http://www.freep.com/article/20120719/SPORTS06/120719077/michigan-wolverines-marquee-schembechler-hall

Didn't see this anywhere in the MGoBlue article. I sugested it in a post in the thread from yesterday, without knowing about this article. Pretty awesome if you ask me. He deserves one, the building is named after him.

How about a Fritz Crisler statue at the new entrance of Crisler Center? A statue of the father of Michigan Athletics, Fielding Yost at Yost Arena? Bob Ufer at the concourse at Michigan Stadium? Ray Fisher at the entrance of Wilpon Baseball Complex? Don Canahm at the 'Nat?

Here's the statue of Bo at his alma mater, miami university

Comments

turd ferguson

July 20th, 2012 at 2:05 PM ^

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.

Blue in Seattle

July 20th, 2012 at 3:41 PM ^

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.

 

Moleskyn

July 20th, 2012 at 2:22 PM ^

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!

DonAZ

July 20th, 2012 at 7:08 PM ^

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.

TheLastHarbaugh

July 20th, 2012 at 4:09 PM ^

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.