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Bobby Bowden

Posted on: November 30, 2009 9:30 pm
 
Florida State coach Bobby Bowden will announce his retirement on Tuesday morning barring a last minute change of heart, a school official told CBSSports.com.

Both Bowden and the school wanted to officially remain tight lipped on Monday night out of respect for Bowden.

But it's expected that unless Bowden decides at the last minute to stay (which is possible but highly unlikely) his retirement will be announced on Tuesday. The announcement will come as some sort of statement from the school.

Bowden, a source said, has reluctantly come to the realization that it's time to move on.

Bowden won two national titles but this past season lost six games for the third time in four seasons.


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Comments

Since: Oct 31, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2009 9:48 am
 

Will they be better without him????

Does anyone really think Florida State is better off with Jimbo Fisher at the helm?  I personally do not, I think that FSU's demise the past 3 or 4 years has cost the university dearly.  South Florida now has more in state recruiting power than FSU.  With Florida, Miami, and South Florida fighting over the high school recruits Jimbo Fisher's life does not figure to get any easier, plus how do fill the shoes of a legend?  Jimbo Fisher's tenure at FSU will be short, and will most likely be remembered for running Bobby Bowden out of town.  To compete with Florida, FSU needs a coach with name recogonition that can recruit on the same level as Urban Meyer.



Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2009 9:41 am
 

Bobby Bowden

I am a huge FSU fan and I will miss coach Bowden even though the last few years have been tough. But I know Jimbo Fisher  is not the awnser.



Since: Aug 31, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2009 9:23 am
 

Bobby Bowden

Ment for Gootastic.



Since: Aug 31, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2009 9:20 am
 

Bobby Bowden

Bowden is a great coach. You should be punched in the face. A_ _  wipe.



Since: Jul 15, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2009 8:12 am
 

Bobby Bowden

i agree with the majority in that it is time for him to move on
the school has been hinting to him for several years that they wanted
him to leave and go out with all his dignity
a coach in waiting was set up to further let bowden know its time
but his stuborness ruled and now he goes out lookin silly
like he had to be kicked out and i am sure that school did not want it to come to this.



Since: Oct 7, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2009 8:05 am
 

Bobby Bowden

When talking about the wins record between Bowden and Paterno you should know that in reality the race wasn't even close. Bowden is credited with 31 wins when he coached Howard College in Birmingham Alabama. Since Howard changed it's name to Samford University and now competes in Division I those wins count towards his total. When he was at Howard College they played in a lower level of competition and it is ridiculous to add those wins to Bowden's total.




Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2009 8:05 am
 

Bobby Bowden

Bowden was a great football coach, and is and will be a legend, regardless of how he exits. Any stain on his legacy is actually his fault - i.e. - part of being truly great is knowing when to call it a career

Also, his legacy is based on the sum of his career, not one part of it.

That said, he should have stepped down several years ago, and since he refused to do so, he shouldve been fired several years ago

The idea that at some point a coaching legend becomes unfireable because of past achievements is completely unfiar to a team or program's current fan and booster base. Noone ever mentions or acknowledges this.




Since: Nov 27, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2009 7:47 am
 

Bobby Bowden

Some of the comments above range from the rediculous to the just purely hateful.  The true measure of a coach, in any sport, is how his players feel about him AFTER they leave the program.  The outpouring of love, respect and support that will be given Coach Bowden by his former players will show the world clearly what those "in the know" really think about the man and the coach.  His record is conveniently overlooked by the haters.  Most top five finishes, most consecutive winning seasons, consecutive bowls, etc., etc.  All great accolades, but they pale in comparison to what he did in the lives of the young men who passed through his program over the years.  And he did it with class.  It will be a long time before his like is seen again.





Since: Sep 19, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2009 7:20 am
 

Bobby Bowden

What the heck are you talking about. Where's your proof. I could say the same thing about you or anyone....e.g.: "wait until it comes out that you cheat on your wife or cheat on your taxes", etc. Your simply stirring a pot. If you have something to say, say it and don't hide behind throwing stones. Maybe you should be investigating Tiger for the Enquirer. Very sleazy.



Since: Feb 2, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2009 6:57 am
 

Bobby Bowden

As a diehard Maryland fan, Bobby Bowden was the reason my 2nd favorite team was the Seminoles. The man was the consumate sportsman. I enjoyed his folksy style with the public, I met him in College Park a few years ago and he treated me like a long lost relative, a true gentleman. If he does retire, he will be missed.

Good luck Bobby.


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