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The Bobby Bowden era at Florida State is all but over but the press conference. A season-long war of words over Bowden's future surrounding a 6-6 season is probably not the ending either party would have liked, but this is how it turned out.
"Hubris" gets a lot of use around here, but somehow with the Bowden situation it fits. Bowden probably could have retired on top years ago without anybody questioning his greatness. But his constant chasing Joe Paterno for all-time winningest FBS coach became became more of a farce as it went along. At times it seemed Bowden put the chase before what was good for the program. Keeping Jeff Bowden as offensive coordinator didn't help things either.
Somehow I don't think the Jimbo Fisher era is going to last as long as the thirty-three or so year run of Bowden. He might get five years at best to turn the program around, if that.


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The Bobby Bowden era at Florida State is all but over but the press conference. A season-long war of words over Bowden's future surrounding a 6-6 season is probably not the ending either party would have liked, but this is how it turned out.
"Hubris" gets a lot of use around here, but somehow with the Bowden situation it fits. Bowden probably could have retired on top years ago without anybody questioning his greatness. But his constant chasing Joe Paterno for all-time winningest FBS coach became became more of a farce as it went along. At times it seemed Bowden put the chase before what was good for the program. Keeping Jeff Bowden as offensive coordinator didn't help things either.
Somehow I don't think the Jimbo Fisher era is going to last as long as the thirty-three or so year run of Bowden. He might get five years at best to turn the program around, if that.



Posted originally: 2009-12-01 13:50:00
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