- 21 seasons as UM head coach
- 0 National Championships
- 0 Heisman Winners
- 13 Conference Titles
- 5-12 overall Bowl Record including an abysmal 2-8 in the Rose Bowl
- Teams finished the season ranked 20 of 21 seaons
- 52% Win% Against Ohio State (11-9-1)
I understand that he was a cultural icon up there, but his accomplishments seem to be pedestrian at best. He barely had a winning record against Ohio State, didn't win a single National Championship in 21 years and got absolutely owned in bowl games. I really respect Bo and I know what he means to our wonderful rivalry, but Bo Schembechler's record really sounds like 21 years of Jon Cooper's "almost-but-not-quite" seasons to me.
I'm in my 20s so my question is for the people who can remember when he was the coach: Why is he thought of as such a legend when he never accomplished anything that is all that great?