Michigan will wrap up spring practices with their annual spring game in Michigan Stadium later today. Wolverine fans attending the spring game will get a chance to stop in the renovated Towsley Museum and Schembechler Hall, which now features a life-size statue of one of college football’s most iconic coaches, Bo Schembechler.
The statue of Schembechler greets fans on the outside of the museum’s entrance and depicts the legendary Michigan coach in his usual Saturday sideline look. The statue reads the slogan that has become synonymous with Michigan’s football program, “Those who stay will be champions.”
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon calls the statue the new “centerpiece of the renovation” in his blog.
“The statue was created to give people a sense of Bo pacing the sidelines, leading his team, and now leading everyone on a walk through time and into the future of this football program,” Brandon says. “The statue can’t walk or talk, but it can remind us every day of Bo and his philosophy of how to continue to grow our tradition and keep Michigan great.”
— Detroit News Sports (@detnews_sports) April 5, 2014