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By Scott Nulph
WyoSports 

Much more than just a slogan now

Schembechler's famous slogan rings true for Wyoming

 

November 30, 2016

COURTESY/ Blaine McCartney/Wyoming Tribune Eagle

University of Wyoming running back Brian Hill carries the ball against San Diego State University on Nov. 19 at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

"Those who stay will be champions."

It's a catchy phrase first coined by the late legendary Michigan coach Bo Schembechler, who issued the challenge to his team after nearly half of a squad of 140 players left following a grueling camp instituted by the new Wolverines coach in 1969.

Since then, coaches of all sports have used the famous saying as motivation for their programs, none more so than University of Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl.

He plastered it on the doors of the Fargodome when he took over a struggling North Dakota State football program and proceeded to lead the Bison to three...



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