I've been meaning to take a picture of this statue ever since they unveiled it. Tonight presented the best opportunity for me to do so.
Anyone who follow this blog knows that I am a Michigan fan. And anyone who follows it closely knows that I am a huge Bo Schembechler fan. He seemed to be the embodiment of a coach who did things the right way. Sadly, that didn't lead to the success that his overall record would seem to indicate. There is a running joke that he got his cereal on a plate because he couldn't handle the bowl. For all his Big Ten titles, he has no national championships to show for that. But I don't think that is a knock on him because I think he looked at the bowl game as a reward for his teams' hard work.
The statue itself was unveiled outside of Schembechler Hall on April 5, 2014. The statue was created by J Brent Grill.
It is meant to depict Bo on the sidelines. And I will have to admit, it is a pretty good likeness.