Discussion in 'Lions and Football' started by Buckeyes#1, Nov 17, 2006.
We will miss you Bo.
I miss Bo.
Talk about timing, too. One day before The Game. Rest in Peace, Bo. May you prove victorious in the Rose Bowl in the sky.
RIP Bo . You will be missed
Probably the last Lions coach I actually liked.
Mo, you're thinking of Gary Moeller.
Nope, didn't Bo take over for like one week after Bobby Ross I think. ???
looked it up.
Bo was a great coach...but more importantly, he was a great person. Yeah, he always irritated me because he usually had his way with MSU...but I always respected the guy for his fire, dedication, and integrity...always a straight-shooter.
I hope Bo's passing this day will help to temper the animosity of OSU & UM fans tomorrow in the horse shoe, in a rivalry that Bo & Woody created...and cause the fans to come to appreciate the fact it's just a game, and something to be enjoyed...win or lose.
You da man Bo!
At first I thought this thread was about BO = body odor. I'm glad it's not.
It's a good thing Shembechler has some greenbacks saved. That's a long last name for a gravestone.
Maybe you're to young to remember. I have to say...your post was pretty cold. Bo deserves respect from all football fans.
I'm sure Gazoo meant no offense. He's not like that. He probably really mistakenly thought that and was just lightening it up a bit. Besides, Gazoo is no spring chicken.
No offense meant. I respect Bo, but I also don't believe in blowing sunshine up someone's ass just because they have just passed away. I believe in respecting (or not respecting) a person equally in life and in death. So, let me give you an honest assessment, because I AM old enough to remember: Bo lost a lot of big bowl games on the West Coast with his crappy, conservative offenses. This philosophy of running the ball constantly and having a time-possession offense is Bo's staple. This is a philosophy UM fans are still dealing with today because Carr is Bo's boy. So Bo has wielded a guiding hand over UM's football program even after he retired (which I think is a bunch of crap). He was terrible as the Tigers GM (he fired Ernie Harwell for God's sake!). That being said, he also fired Bill Frieder, which made him indirectly responsble for UM winning the b-ball national title in 1989. I don't think they run the table with Frieder. Good job by Bo ("I want a Michigan man"). Also, he found ways to beat Ohio State and actually had some balls with the media, unlike the current UM coach, who needs to have a cattle prod shoved up his ass to show any life whatsoever. I loved watching Bo on "Michigan Replay" every Sunday morning because he was actually very uninspiring, but mostly that was because he was unwinding from the day before. He methodically went through the previous day's plays and I learned a lot as a fan.
So, to give an objective view, Bo did a lot for the football program at UM, but his ego (and the wimps in the athletic department) has kept the program in the dark ages.
I'm sure some will be offended by this post, but I really don't care. Telling it like it is.
I don't see a problem with that.
I agree with your assessment. Your prior post just seemed a little off color.
Yeah, it probably was. It's just that I live across the street from a cemetery, and I was walking by the gravestones the other day and noticed that some of them had the letters squeezed in. I guess I should not share everything. Diarrhea of the mouth.
The Wolverines were in squalore...sp, before Bo arrived. He righted the ship. He was like 2 and 8 in bowl games. He didn't know what a forward pass was.
With UoM and O.S. 2 and 1, I think he died in bliss. Good time to go. He's had about 5 heart surgerys. He had one during a Rose Bowl.
P.S. he brought Woody to his demise. Yeah!!!
RIP ... B.S.
Was just listening to Lou Holtz (Internet archive) remember Bo. Holtz said in one sentence that Bo was "his own man" and then turns around and calls him "a little Woody." The "little Woody" comment is funny on its own merit, but also goes to show how truly stupid Holtz is to say something like that. I don't think Bo was a personification of Hayes at all, but others might disagree. Can't imagine Bo slugging an opposing player on national TV after an interception. Way to go, Woody!
He studied under Woody. Woody gave him his manhood. It's a fair comment.
But no... Bo never went psycho. He just fired Harwell. smile
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