Bo Schembechler Gets Meta On Us

We've told you repeatedly about the Dead Schembechlers, the Ohio State fan punk band that features thrash ditties like "Bomb Ann Arbor Now" and "Chad Henne is A Motherfucking Joke." (Their official site is right here, though someone should probably mention that no one does splash pages anymore.)

Anyway, with the monstrously huge Ohio State-Michigan, No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup less than two weeks away, it's becoming rather heated over there. How heated? Well, it appears the real Bo Schembechler — who was awfully close to becoming a dead Schembechler himself a couple of weeks ago — has weighed in on the band.

[Schembechler] reminisced about Woody Hayes, talked a little about the showdown Nov. 18 between the No. 1-ranked Buckeyes and No. 2-ranked Wolverines, and had a question, too. "Hey, have you ever heard of the 'Dead Schembechlers'?" he asked. "What the hell is that? "

Schembechler first learned about that so-named Columbus punk band the previous day when shown their Web site, featuring such songs as "Bomb Ann Arbor Now" and "We Don't Give A Damn For The Whole State of Michigan." "Holy smokes, I couldn't believe it," a smiling Schembechler said. "They're all dressed like Woody. I think it's crazy."

So, to recap the events, in chronological order:

• Bo Schembechler coaches the Michigan Wolverines for several decades.
• "Dead Schembechlers" band formed.
• Bo Schembechler almost dies.
• Bo Schembechler finds out about "Dead Schembechlers" and smiles.

We love this world sometimes.

Schembechler In Good Spirits, Back Cheering For Wolverines [Columbus Dispatch]
Dead Schembechlers [Official Site]