John Wangler, who played at Michigan from 1976-80, throws a pass during the U-M football alumni game in 2012. (John T. Greilick / Detroit News)
Former Michigan quarterback John Wangler, during an online chat Tuesday at detroitnews.com, was asked for his most vivid memory of legendary coach Bo Schembechler.
Wangler had trouble settling on just one moment, but eventually described one scene that perfectly captured Schembechler’s personality and his typical repartee with players.
Wangler wrote: “My favorite memory of Bo is during double sessions, the second week (of camp), we're in the huddle, it's afternoon practice, everyone is dragging, Bo has his yardstick.
“It's 90 degrees, 100 degrees on the turf. He says, ‘Well, Wangs, I'm sure there's no place you'd rather be. You love this, right? You love this. I'm sure you want to throw a pass, don't you?’ I said, ‘Yeah, coach, I do.’
“And he said, ‘Well, we're going to run the option.’”
Go here for a full transcript of the chat with Wangler.