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Essentially. I have really had some beef with the way Bowden ran things in the last 8-10 years of his tenure, but this helps me appreciate the greatness he brought to this university.
At the end of the day, he had great success, which benefitted us enormously. He was also highly rewarded. I wish the ending would have been smoother (i.e., he would have voluntarily stepped down 2-3 years prior), but I have to look back and appreciate the body of work (and the fact that he is not Joe Paterno).
Does a coach make a program or does a program make a coach? A look at the numbers reveals some interesting trends.
"It's not the SEC conference vs. the ACC conference," "It's Florida State vs. Auburn." --Lamarcus Joyner
It takes an awful lot for a coach to be successful for 34 years and to remain at one university for that long. Im afraid its likely we wont see that tenure again in D1. I'm glad we were one of the few Universities to experience this. It's great to be a Nole!
This exactly or maybe Bobby could've made some better coordinator hires that didnt involve nepotism. Great role model, amazing coach, one of the greatest of all time. Will always be thankful for having a man like him as FSUs coah for so long.
Unfortunately, the coverup at PSU had a lot to do with Bobby sticking around past his time. I wish he and Mickey could have retired in 2008 after a pretty good season, but with Paterno continuing to "coach" from the pressbox, Bowden couldn't just up and quit - it's not in his character not to compete.
BTW, I would like to see Mickey have some sort of coordinator emeritus job at FSU.
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Never mind, I see what you are trying to say.
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Although I'm an FSU homer, I do agree with the fact that Bobby is arguably the greatest college football coach of all time. I'm from Alabama and no one wants to hear a name other than Bear Bryant, but the Bear didn't take over a program that had won 3 games in 4 seasons and was on the verge of cutting the football program, and the Bear had unlimited money and scholarships for players when he coached. He had 3rd and 4th team players on scholarship at Alabama that could have started for most other schools. The rules changed with scholarship limits and other ways to create a level playing field and more parity, and Bobby won more games in that environment than any other coach.
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