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Boosters win one: FSU's Jeff Bowden resigns - effective end of season

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by KJIM, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    It only took a horrible shutout at home to do it.
    Doing the right thing by stepping aside. He might not be the problem, but he's sure not helping.

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ Florida State offensive coordinator Jeff Bowden resigned Tuesday, just three days after the Seminoles were shut out for the first time in 233 games.
    ¶ His resignation will be effective at the end of this season, athletic director David Hart Jr. said.
    ¶ Bowden, the youngest son of Florida State coach Bobby Bowden, replaced current Georgia coach Mark Richt as the Seminoles' offensive coordinator in 2001.
    ¶ Florida State (5-5, 3-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) has its homecoming game Saturday against Western Michigan followed by the season finale on Nov. 25 against rival Florida.
    ¶ Bobby Bowden has stood by his son's performance as offensive coordinator despite a notable decline in scoring and yardage gained in the past half dozen seasons.
    ¶ The school had skirted a nepotism policy by having the younger Bowden report to another coach on the staff other than his father.

    edited to add: what a post to graduate from newbie to jr. member.
  2. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    David Whitley had a great column this morning. The jist was: "Chris Rix...we're sorry."
  3. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    This had to happen. I'm not sure how one of the most creative offense during the '90s sunk to this, but if Florida State wants to get better, this had to happen.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Hmmm, if my Broncos can beat Virginia, can they beat FSU? And if they beat FSU, does that mean Central Michigan could beat FSU too?
  5. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    Jeff did his old man a favor, which is too little too late, much to Bobby's displeasure of seeing his kid come under fire.

    I'm speculating if Bobby would ask Terry to run the offense....

    just sayin'?
  6. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    Odd question ... but ... is that nepotism policy an NCAA rule or a rule sanctioned by FSU?
    Just curious - thinking back to when Skip Holtz coached under his Daddy at USC (South Carolina, that is).
  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Is it true Jeff Bowden is now nailing Tori Spelling?
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    and ND....
    But it's an FSU rule. NCAA can't tell schools who they can or can't hire unless it involves probation
  9. Breakyoself

    Breakyoself Member

    needed to be done, although for some reason bobby tried to talk him out of it. not sure why he can't admit the offense his son was running wasn't working, and it's BS that he would put his family relationship over his coaching responsibilities. that isn't doing justice to his job. one of them had to go, and maybe both do, no matter how much the elder has done for college football.
  10. Wonder if FSU would loan Penn State these boosters for a while- to take care of a similar situtation in Happy Valley.
  11. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    It is a state law for government employees. Can't report directly to a family member.
  12. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    FSU solved the problem by saying Jeff Bowden reported to the assistant head coach, which I think is Kevin Steele.
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