Over the years, be it my reality TV recaps or my occasional sports rants, I’ve not been shy about talking about things outside of the musical world here on ninebullets. During that time I’ve also made no secrets about The Florida State Seminoles being my favorite college football team. As a 36 year old man I’ve never known Florida State without Bobby Bowden. There were 14 consecutive AP Top 5 finishes, 2 national titles, 12 ACC Championships and he was also named National Coach of the Year 6 times. The past few years aside, the man’s legacy is beyond reproach at Florida State and in NCAA coaching.
While I do agree that this is the right time for the program to be handed over it still hurts a little inside. I also feel that it could have been handled better by the school. Randy Spetman & T.K. Wetherell running out players to speak to the media instead of doing it themselves is nothing short of pure cowardice and extremely embarrassing to me, a lifelong FSU fan.
I hope Bobby takes a position of some sort of around the football program. College football in general and FSU as a whole is better with him around but I think the team on the field will be better without.
All that said, I want to wish the fondest of farewells humanly possible to Bobby Bowden. All the football accolades aside you turned countless young boys into great men.
From this fans perspective you are appreciated and you will be missed.