Bowden: How Bobby Bowden Forged a Football Dynasty
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Bowden: How Bobby Bowden Forged a Football Dynasty

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by Mike Freeman
     
 

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He is a giant among coaches, a Hall of Famer, and arguably the greatest Division I college football coach in history. Following a tumultuous but successful tenure at West Virginia University, Bowden accepted the head coaching post at Florida State University, a failing program in danger of being terminated. What Bowden accomplished at FSU is nothing short of

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He is a giant among coaches, a Hall of Famer, and arguably the greatest Division I college football coach in history. Following a tumultuous but successful tenure at West Virginia University, Bowden accepted the head coaching post at Florida State University, a failing program in danger of being terminated. What Bowden accomplished at FSU is nothing short of miraculous: twenty-one bowl wins and two national championships. A brilliant tactician, he helped usher the pro-passing game into college football. An unrivaled recruiter, he produced thirty-one consensus all-Americans over the course of his tenure. Along the way he had to deal with devastating family tragedies, scandals, and the rise and fall of his own three son's coaching careers.

Based on six years of research and interviews, Bowden by award-winning journalist and author mike Freeman examines the remarkable life of Bobby Bowden and a stellar career that spanned sic decades. It is story of the making of a legend; a towering biography of a man who has left his indelible mark on the game of college football.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061474200
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/10/2010
Pages:
293
Sales rank:
1,147,182
Product dimensions:
8.26(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

Mike Freeman is an NFL Insider for CBSSports.com. Before that, he was an NFL writer, investigative reporter, and columnist for the New York Times; a columnist for the Florida Times-Union; and a sports reporter, features writer, and investigative writer for the Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Dallas Morning News. He lives in New Jersey.

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