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September 7, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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May 20, 2009 | By Craig Barnes FOR THE INQUIRER
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.
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October 17, 1991 | By Diane Pucin, Inquirer Staff Writer
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?
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November 27, 1994 | By Mike Bruton, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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March 20, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
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?
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October 6, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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October 8, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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December 18, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
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!
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January 2, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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November 16, 2006 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
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.
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September 3, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Akron coach Terry Bowden sounded like a guy whose team is going to have its hands full Saturday against Penn State and quarterback Christian Hackenberg. Seemingly, all he has is hope. "You've just got to hope you can slow [Hackenberg] down," Bowden said Monday on the Mid-American Conference coaches' call. "You hope he doesn't make the really big plays. You hope that you can get a little [bit] of pressure at times. You hope that you can make him go the length of the field by not turning the ball over.
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December 1, 2010
IT'S ALL FUN and games until someone gets fired. The University of Alabama canned a staffer who worked part-time at its football stadium for playing songs directed at the troubles of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton before the start of last Friday's Iron Bowl. Newton has come under scrutiny amid allegations that his father, Cecil, a Baptist minister, solicted $180,000 from Mississippi State during Cam's recruiting. Some schmo realizing this serenaded Newton and Co. along with the rest of Bryant-Denny Stadium with the Steve Miller Band's "Take the Money and Run" and Aretha Franklin's version of "Son of a Preacher Man. " Only problem: Those songs weren't approved by Alabama's athletic administration, which evaluates all music played before and during games.
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February 8, 2010 | Staff and Wire Reports
Florida State announced yesterday it would vacate 12 football victories and a 2007 men's track national championship in an academic cheating scandal, along with dozens more victories and placings across 10 men's and women's sports. Bobby Bowden , who retired after this season as the second all-time winningest coach in major college football behind Penn State's Joe Paterno (394-389), now has 377 wins. Olympics Ex-Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee , who voluntarily gave up his International Olympic Committee rights after being indicted in 2008 in a financial and tax-evasion case, was reinstated as a full member of the IOC. The IOC opened a formal investigation into a doping case that could lead to the stripping of gold medals from the U.S. women's 4 x 400 relay team at the 2004 Athens Olympics.
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January 2, 2010 | The Inquirer Staff
Bobby Bowden watched the clock run down to :00, then took his last walk to midfield as his Florida State players jumped up and down, thrusting their helmets into the air in Jacksonville, Fla. The coach went out a winner yesterday, carried off by the Seminoles. Jermaine Thomas ran for two touchdowns, Florida State scored 20 straight points, and the Seminoles beat No. 18 West Virginia, 33-21, in the Gator Bowl. It was the final game of Bowden's storied 44-year career as a head coach.
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December 23, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Bobby Bowden wanted to coach another year at Florida State, however, "that was out," as an option. Bowden told the Associated Press yesterday that he wanted to coach next season. A day after meeting with university officials, Bowden announced Dec. 1 that he would retire following the Seminoles' bowl game. The 80-year-old Bowden said he's getting over the "disappointment" of leaving Florida State a year earlier than he had planned. He's been cleaning out his memorabilia-filled office in addition to trying to get the Seminoles ready for their New Years' Day date against West Virginia in the Gator Bowl.
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December 2, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Bobby Bowden orchestrated one of the great runs in college football, building Florida State into a powerhouse that produced two national titles and dozens of All-America players. Bowden said yesterday he will end his 44-year coaching career after the Seminoles play in a bowl game. Bowden was done in by a combination of off-field woes, too many defeats and coach-in-waiting Jimbo Fisher ready to take over. "Nothing lasts forever, does it?" a relaxed-looking Bowden asked during video interview conducted by school officials.
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December 1, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Longtime Florida State coach Bobby Bowden will announce his retirement today, ESPN reported, citing sources close to the situation. The 80-year-old coach met with Florida State president T.K. Wetherell and athletic director Randy Spetman for an hour yesterday in Bowden's office. "We'll finalize it [today]," Bowden told reporters as he departed a weekly booster luncheon. "We talked about our options. " ESPN reported that, in the meeting, Bowden was given two options: return in 2010 as an ambassador to the program, in which he would have little input in the day-to-day operations of the program, or retire after the Seminoles' upcoming bowl game.
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November 19, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Embattled Florida State coach Bobby Bowden has a high-profile alumnus on his side - Gov. Charlie Crist. The Republican governor said yesterday the Seminoles coach has been great for the school and the 80-year-old Bowden deserves respect. Some of Bowden's critics have called on him to retire at the end of the season. A graduate of FSU, Crist wants the school to bring Bowden back next season. Bowden, in his 34th season at FSU, has indicated he would like to return. If it doesn't happen?
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October 8, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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October 7, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Florida State coach Bobby Bowden will not be asked to step down this season, according to a report. ESPN, citing a source, reported that despite mounting pressure from university trustees, Bowden will return next season. According to the source, current offensive coordinator and head coach-in-waiting Jimbo Fisher will assume a greater role in recruiting, coaching and practice next season. On Sunday Bowden said he wasn't planning to step down any time soon. But on Monday, university board of trustees chairman Jim Smith said the arrangement with Bowden as head coach and Fisher as offensive coordinator wasn't working and suggested Bowden leave after this season.
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