November 14, 2006

Bowden to step down in 2007

Before you get your Seminole loincloths in a wad, I did take creative and deceptive liberty with the headline.

"My biggest regret is that I won't be here the next time coach Bowden gets to hold up the crystal ball,"

I imagine neither will Bobby.

Jeff Bowden, not Bobby Bowden , has agreed to step down as offensive coordinator at Florida State University, ending a reign of terror and ineptitude at the helm of one of the most talent-rich rosters in college football. Many have called for the head of the patriarch (including yours truly since he doesn't seem to know his own players' names), but most people point to Jeff as the problem since the Seminole defense has been doing just fine under the tutelage of Mickey Andrews.

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CBS Sportsline suggests that Bobby was so upset at all the criticism he was ready to punch someone - perhaps he saw this petition? This further validates my thought process that Bobby is there for the long-term - I wonder if this was a "suggestion to step down" rather than a firing by the Regents? And Bobby gets to stay and lock down all the great recruits for the new guy. Couldn't work out better for a guy fighting to stay atop the all-time victory list - all he needed to do was sacrifice his son. Et tu, Abraham?

Links from around the routers:

Orlando Sentinel: An open letter of apology to Chris Rix (pre-resignation?)

Talahassee Democrat

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