Bobby Bowden, Ecstatic with Old Team’s Success, Picks FSU over Oregon

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Hall of Fame coach Bobby Bowden likes Florida State over Oregon in the Rose Bowl semifinal game.

“Oregon looks unbeatable, but yet, Florida State is unbeatable,” Florida State’s legendary coach reasons. “I’ll have to go with them until someone shows me that they can be beaten.”

Asked by Breitbart Sports how he’s dealt with FSU’s success since his departure, he said, “It feels good. At one time we were up at the top. In my last few years we were just average and that won’t do it nowadays.”

“Now Jimbo (Fisher) has come in there and done the impossible. You’re not supposed to be able to follow a coach that coached as long as I did. You’re supposed to fail but instead he’s gone up, up, up. I’m amazed at what he’s done.”

Bowden led the Seminoles from 1976 to 2009, winning national championships in 1993 and 1999. He thinks his Seminoles could have captured a few more championships with a playoff system.

“We would have had a chance. We got in the final four thirteen times and the final five fourteen times.”

Bowden, a national speaker with Fellowship of Christian Athletes and IMG, addressed an FCA Prayer Breakfast in Memphis earlier this week.


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