The Legend of Bo Schembechler is a football love story. Millions of Michigan football fans loved Bo Schembechler almost as much as he loved The University of Michigan. This insightful book details how "Bo Who" simply became "Bo" to Wolverine Nation and to college football fans across the country and around the world. It details Bo's twenty-one-year journey to bring Michigan Football back to national prominence and how he kept it there Coach Schembechler's incredible work gave Michigan football fans the greatest era of the school's magnificent football history. No losing seasons in twenty-one years, twenty-straight winning seasons in the Big Ten Conference, twenty-one straight Homecoming wins, one-hundred and ninety-four victories and thirteen Big Ten Championships. The numbers 21-194-13 are staggering. This book gives you a comprehensive look at the amazing Michigan career of Glenn Edward Schembechler. It is full of original research, charts, and tables that clearly illustrate why Bo did, in fact, become a college football coaching legend. Glenn Doughty -- one of Bo's first players at Michigan -- wrote a stirring Foreword that sets the tone for a closer look at one of college football's greatest coaches.
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: www.GoBlueFootballHistory.com (Note - Gallagher is donating a portion of the proceeds from this book to the Bo Schembechler Scholarship at The University of Michigan.)