Bobby Bowden's Tales from the Seminole Sidelines

Bobby Bowden's Tales from the Seminole Sidelines

by Bobby Bowden, Steve Ellis
     
 
Bobby Bowden is spending what should be his retirement years gathering victories and collecting more fodder for stories told between staff meetings, film study, cross-country recruiting trips, and even the tackling of hundreds of footballs and posters that daily await the signature of NCAA Division IA's all-time winningest coach. For the architect of one of college

Overview

Bobby Bowden is spending what should be his retirement years gathering victories and collecting more fodder for stories told between staff meetings, film study, cross-country recruiting trips, and even the tackling of hundreds of footballs and posters that daily await the signature of NCAA Division IA's all-time winningest coach. For the architect of one of college football's great dynasties -- 14 consecutive seasons of Associated Press top five finishes -- his rocker is a swivel chair that swings easily to his right so even with the next season months away, he can study opponents' game tapes on the large TV screen. His porch is an office crammed with more than 200 books he uses to break from the pressures as the coach of one of college football's most recognized programs. And it boasts a view of Doak Campbell Stadium, where as an assistant and head coach, he has been a Seminole for more than 31 years. It is there and on road trips to Clemson, Florida, and so many other places that gutsy trick plays were called and executed. It is where plays that only Bowden would dare try, including some he now regrets attempting, have unfolded. And it is where the final results of amusing and unexpected events on the recruiting trail were written. The are stories that shouldn't, and won't, wait for retirement. And you are the group that gathers around as Bowden tells Tales from the Seminoles Sideline.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582614069
Publisher:
Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.73(d)

Meet the Author

Bowden is Head Football Coach at Florida State University.

Steve Ellis is Professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham. He has published widely on medieval and modern literature. Publications on Chaucer include: Geoffrey Chaucer, Writers and their Work (1996), Chaucer: the 'Canterbury Tales', (Longman Critical Readers, 1998) and Chaucer
At Large: the Poet in the Modern Imagination (2000).

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