Michigan Football: Bo, Jim Harbaugh and the Spirit of Christmas Past

Posted by Phil Callihan on December-24-2013 Add Comments

This time of year always stirs memories of the first time I met Bo.

For those not raised in Big Ten country—Bo refers to former Michigan coach Bo Schembechler.

The year was 1987, and Michigan would invite high school coaches along with their top players to a team practice before heading out for their annual (pre-RichRod era) bowl trip.

Bo would stand in the middle of the indoor practice field as the various position groups swarmed around him, and the top recruits would get an audience and a gruff pitch to become a Wolverine.

In one corner of th...

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