It seems so unfair.
Here we are, approaching what could be the most important game ever in a rivalry he helped make great.
And Bo Schembechler is not with us to see it.
Thirteen shared or solo Big Ten Championships. More bowl games than you can shake a stick at -- though, for some reason, they seemed to be the only games he had a problem winning.
Consider this: If you went to a Michigan game when Schembechler was a coach, you were four times more likely to see a win than a loss. Four times.
And his showdowns with Woody Hayes' Buckeyes were the stuff of legends. It was Schembechler who avenged the "Because I couldn't go for three" loss to Ohio State.
"It doesn't get any better than that, does it?" Schembechler once said when remember the "Ten Years' War."
No, Bo. It doesn't get any better than that.