Bo Schembechler has Procedure to Help Regulate Heartbeats


UPDATE: ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Former Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler had a small device installed in his chest to help regulate his heart beat Monday, three days after he was hospitalized and held for observation in a cardiac-care unit.

The procedure took several hours and did not require open-heart surgery, the school said in a statement. He was expected to remain hospitalized for a day or two before going home.

Schembechler felt ill Friday at the taping of a weekly television show and was taken to a hospital after finishing the show.

He had a heart attack on the eve of his first Rose Bowl in 1970 and another one in 1987. He has had two quadruple heart bypass operations.

The seven-time Big Ten Coach of the Year compiled a 194-48-5 record at Michigan from 1969 to 1989. Schembechler's overall record in 26 years of coaching was 234-64-8.