Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden was on Paul Finebaum’s show today. Here’s the money quote:
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was in the process of driving the Seminoles 80 yards in 1:06 to win a national championship, and Ashley Witherspoon, class of '91, was getting loud.
Bobby Bowden stopped by the booth during Saturday's Florida State game, and everything went well until Bowden asked ESPN analyst Chris Spielman if his father, Charles Spielman, was still coaching high school football. Charles Spielman died in 2008. Chris did his best to not make it as awkward as it was.
Legendary Florida State head football coach Bobby Bowden told the Open Mike program on 740-AM in Orlando that the Joe Paterno statue on Penn State's campus should come down, though with a unique and somewhat-compelling argument.
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The legal costs for FSU's fruitless fight to overturn those 12 forfeited games? $102,000 in tax dollars, and $70,000 from the boosters' fund. [Florida Times-Union]
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Bobby Bowden was the last of a species, a "big-time coach with an actual personality," writes Emily Badger, former Florida State beat reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, who once received the ultimate Bowden tribute: He forgot her name.
Bowden may not remember what happened two quarters ago, but he remembers when FSU was good. That used to be enough for boosters, but after a mental lapse quite in character with an octogenarian, who knows.
FSU's 14 forfeited wins puts Bobby Bowden a distant second in number of all-time D1 victories. The dignified thing to do would be to accept it, move on, and try to
outlast JoePa. That's not how Bobby rolls.
I know phrases like "four-year probation" and "vacated wins" sounds really bad for Florida State, but the truth is that their punishment is a weak response that doesn't fit the crime.
Few jokes have as many comedic legs as a good Old People Don't Understand The Interwebs story. They're tough to beat; old people are so DUMB!
We're never reminded more of just how old we're getting than when we watch college freshmen play sports. Penn State kicker Kevin Kelly, we swear, has to be lying on his birth certificate; there's no way he's older than 12. The poor kid finally erased the chances he'd be a Buckner-type goat by finally squeaking through…
Everyone's making a huge deal about the coaching legends Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden facing off in the Orange Bowl tonight. They're the two winningest coaches in Division I-A history, and they're both still going strong. It's nice when old people do well.