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Bobby Bowden gets a chance for a Florida State happy ending
Bobby Bowden gets a chance for a Florida State happy ending

Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden were legends and friends and headed for train-wreck finishes. There was no easy way to extricate themselves from the Penn State and Florida State kingdoms they ruled, so both men decided to hold on until fate intervened. It did, and it was ugly. Bowden was 80 in 2009 when he got fired. He wanted one more year after another 7-6 season, but was forced out by school President T. K Wetherell, who had been coached by Bowden at Florida State. Paterno was a month shy of 85 in 2011 when he got fired under unimaginable circumstances. The Jerry Sandusky scandal was revealed in 2010 and it ravaged much of what Paterno had established. He died, heartbroken, the...

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