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Bowden Says He Was Pushed Out at FSU

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Bowden Says He Was Pushed Out at FSU

Bobby Bowden says he had always had a good relationship with former Florida State president T.K. Wetherell, but after Bowden's ouster last season, the friendship likely is beyond repair.

Bowden, who embarked on a nationwide tour Tuesday to promote his new book, "Called to Coach: Reflections on Life, Faith and Football," told The Associated Press he also doesn't want Florida State, where he was the head coach for 34 years, to "spread the story that I voluntarily, happily resigned."

ESPN: Bobby Bowden addresses departure
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I think most people understand that he was pushed out.  I love Bobby as a coach and a person but we all get to the point where it is time to go.  It's not like he had one or two off seasons and the sent him packing.  The program was quickly heading in the wrong direction and the school and the program are more important than one man.

I hope he can come to accept it was his time and T.K. was right so he can enjoy the happy retirement that he has earned.

GO OWLS!
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One of the greatest football coaches of all time.  Its sad when a program and its fans forget that college football is cyclical and ends up treating a coaching legend poorly.

You cant win every year in college football where most of the time you are forced to recruit kids that are not educated enough to be in college in the first place and the turnover is 4 years at most.  You are guaranteed to have some down years…unless you cheat or run a program where half the kids go to jail.

And if you are thinking Bowden is done and cant coach anymore…can you imagine if you heard he went to FIU tommorow?  Personally, I'd have a heart attack.

As a side, I grew up hating FSU so this isn't a homer pick…just know that certian people in the game should ALWAYS be respected.

Teambeer is the most knowledgeable FAU sports fan I know, way smarter than me.
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Greed…plain and simple…and the will to win, above anything else, at all costs.

If we had a booster presence here, it might be the same; but it still would not be right.
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walty12 said

One of the greatest football coaches of all time.  Its sad when a program and its fans forget that college football is cyclical and ends up treating a coaching legend poorly.

You cant win every year in college football where most of the time you are forced to recruit kids that are not educated enough to be in college in the first place and the turnover is 4 years at most.  You are guaranteed to have some down years…unless you cheat or run a program where half the kids go to jail.

And if you are thinking Bowden is done and cant coach anymore…can you imagine if you heard he went to FIU tommorow?  Personally, I'd have a heart attack.

As a side, I grew up hating FSU so this isn't a homer pick…just know that certian people in the game should ALWAYS be respected.

You summed that up nicely.  Great post!
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