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The Legend of Bo Schembechler

How an Unknown Buckeye Became the Winningest Coach in Michigan Football History

By Barry Gallagher
Price: $14.99
Price: $8.99

Format: (eBook)
ISBN 13: 9781545638507
LCCN: 2018-11-27
Trim Size: 8 x 10
Publisher: Mill City Press
Publication Date: 11/27/2018

Format: (Softcover)
ISBN 13: 9781545638491
Trim Size: 8 x 10
Number of Pages: 186
Publisher: Mill City Press
Publication Date: 08/31/2018

"The Legend of Bo Schembechler" tells the complete story of Michigan's legendary football coach. It details how "Bo Who" simply became "Bo" to Wolverine Nation and to football fans across the nation. Schembechler's twenty-one year run in Ann Arbor resulted in more wins than even the legendary Fielding Yost. Bo won, or tied for, 13 Big Ten Championships and won 194 games in his 21-year tenure.

Barry Gallagher is a Michigan football author and archeologist who digs into Michigan Football History – everyday! In 1989, Gallagher told Bo Schembechler that he would write a book about the famous coach. Bo’s response was classic. He said, “Who the heck would want to read a book about some old football coach?” I told him that lots of people would want to read about his Michigan career and I hope that I am right! So, this book is finally done and ready for Michigan football fans to enjoy! It’s a labor of love that puts Coach Schembechler’s exceptional work in perspective. 

This is Gallagher’s fourth book. His first book about Michigan football history (published in 2014) was titled, “21-194-13: Michigan Football’s Greatest Era.” It detailed the “modern history” of Michigan football from 1948 to 2010. He also blogs about the history of Michigan Football everyday at: (Note - Gallagher is donating a portion of the proceeds from this book to the Bo Schembechler Scholarship at The University of Michigan.)


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