September 7, 2004 |
A grandson and a former son-in-law of Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden were killed when their car was hit by a utility truck that was helping to restore power outages caused by Hurricane Frances in Florida. John Allen Madden, a 45-year-old former Florida State lineman who played under Bowden, and his 15-year-old son, Bowden Madden, were killed instantly Sunday when the passenger side of their car hit the front of the truck, Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Robert Mills said yesterday.
May 20, 2009 |
He had a smile and a greeting for everyone. Some hellos were more personal than others. He sat patiently as sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, aunts, uncles, grandmothers, and grandfathers came to have a picture taken with him. Between the photo session and his remarks to a group of more than 100, Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden was asked how his wife, Ann, was doing. "Fine, I think. I've been gone so long," he laughed. "I just hope that she is there when I get back.
October 17, 1991 |
Lined up like soldiers on Bobby Bowden's wide mahogany desk are books. The subjects of these books give a pretty dadgum accurate picture of Bowden, the coach of Florida State, college football's best team. A Bible. Biographies of Bear Bryant and Joe Louis. Das Reich. Humor by Dave Barry. "Keep 'em handy to read in the toilet," Bowden says. "Dadgum boring to just waste time in there. Ooh, maybe should'na said that. You not embarrassed are ya, gal?" Embarrassed? Not a whit. Intrigued?
November 27, 1994 |
Some look upon stalemates as the worst of all outcomes, a painful load of wasted energy. But yesterday's 31-31 tie was the best one that Bobby Bowden had ever seen. The Florida Gators had ripped Bowden's Florida State Seminoles with big plays, touchdown bombs to wideouts Aubrey Hill and Jack Jackson, and led, 31-3, going into the final minutes of the third quarter. When it was all over, the Florida State coach didn't let his mind drift back to the first quarter, when his team fumbled the ball away inside Florida's 10-yard line, or to the third period, when his kicker Dan Mowrey missed a 30-yard field-goal attempt.
March 20, 2009 |
Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden believes the NCAA sanctions calling for the school to give up wins in 10 sports are too harsh. Bowden, 79, said he supports the decision by FSU president T.K. Wetherell to challenge the NCAA's ruling to vacate the victories in the wake of an academic cheating scandal. The forfeits could include as many as 14 in football. "It was too stiff," Bowden said in a university statement, commenting for the first time on the penalties announced March 6. "Does the punishment fit the crime?
October 6, 2009 |
The chairman of the Florida State University trustees wants Bobby Bowden to retire at the end of this season. Jim Smith said yesterday the arrangement with Bowden as head coach and his successor, Jimbo Fisher, as offensive coordinator isn't working. "We've got too many bosses out there," Smith said. The Seminoles (2-3, 0-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) are off to their worst start since Bowden's first year at Florida State in 1976. "I take absolutely no pleasure in this," Smith said.
October 8, 2009 |
Florida State University president T.K. Wetherell says coach Bobby Bowden's job is safe for now. Wetherell said the football coaching situation will be re-evaluated at the end of the season. He reiterated that offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher will be the next head coach when Bowden leaves. "FSU does not make coaching changes in the middle of the season," Wetherell said in a news release. "What message would it send to anyone - friend or foe - to do that at this time?" Bowden repeatedly has indicated he plans to coach through the 2010 season.
December 18, 2007 |
West Virginia needs a coach and Terry Bowden likes the idea of making a return to coaching in his hometown. Bowden, who grew up in Morgantown when his father, Bobby, was Mountaineers coach and played at West Virginia, has been out of coaching since 1998. Not long after Rich Rodriguez left the Mountaineers to take the Michigan job, Bowden, the former Auburn coach, let it be known he's interested in the West Virginia vacancy. "I made a full commitment to get back into coaching almost 2 years ago. Coming home to West Virginia would obviously be the dream job for me," Bowden, a college football analyst on radio and for Yahoo!
January 2, 2002 |
Chris Rix raced onto the field as the players filed off at the end of the Gator Bowl, looking for the man whose faith had helped him weather a difficult season at quarterback. When he got to coach Bobby Bowden, the two embraced. "I gave him a hug and said, 'That was for you,' " the freshman said yesterday after leading the No. 24 Seminoles to a 30-17 victory against No. 15 Virginia Tech, at Jacksonville, Fla. "We told each other we loved each other. It was very important to get that win for him. He deserves it. " The victory moved Bowden into a tie with Bear Bryant for second on the NCAA Division I-A wins list with 323, four behind Penn State's Joe Paterno.
November 16, 2006 |
Florida State offensive coordinator Jeff Bowden received a $537,000 buyout from the school's boosters to resign. The settlement was revealed yesterday when the school released a copy of the agreement that Bowden's attorneys reached with the university and its boosters. The resignation takes effect Nov. 26, a day after the season finale against Florida. Bowden, the youngest son of head coach Bobby Bowden, will retain his $141,000 salary until his contract expires next August.