Bobby Bowden

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Robert Cleckler Bowden (born November 8, 1929) is a retired American football coach.wikipedia
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1993 Florida State Seminoles football team

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During his time at Florida State, Bowden led FSU to an Associated Press and Coaches Poll National Title in 1993 and a BCS National Championship in 1999, as well as twelve Atlantic Coast Conference championships since FSU joined the conference in 1991.
The team was coached by Bobby Bowden and played their home games at Doak Campbell Stadium.

Florida State Seminoles football

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Bowden is best known for coaching the Florida State Seminoles football team from the 1976 to 2009 seasons.
During his tenure as head coach, Peterson also gave a young assistant by the name of Bobby Bowden his first major college coaching opportunity.

1999 Florida State Seminoles football team

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During his time at Florida State, Bowden led FSU to an Associated Press and Coaches Poll National Title in 1993 and a BCS National Championship in 1999, as well as twelve Atlantic Coast Conference championships since FSU joined the conference in 1991.
Winning the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championship and winning the 2000 Sugar Bowl BCS National Championship game, the team was coached by Bobby Bowden and played their home games at Doak Campbell Stadium.

Florida State University

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Upon final investigation by Florida State University it was determined that Bowden was to vacate 12 wins, bringing his final career record to 377–129–4.
Located off Stadium Drive in the southwest quadrant are Doak Campbell Stadium which encloses Bobby Bowden Field.

2010 Gator Bowl

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He was allowed to make his final coaching appearance in the 2010 Gator Bowl game on January 1, 2010, with a 33–21 victory over his former program, West Virginia.
The game was the last one to be coached by legendary Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden prior to his retirement.

2000 Sugar Bowl

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During his time at Florida State, Bowden led FSU to an Associated Press and Coaches Poll National Title in 1993 and a BCS National Championship in 1999, as well as twelve Atlantic Coast Conference championships since FSU joined the conference in 1991.
The victory was FSU head coach Bobby Bowden's 300th win and came against his son, Tommy Bowden, coach of the Tigers.

1994 Orange Bowl

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During his time at Florida State, Bowden led FSU to an Associated Press and Coaches Poll National Title in 1993 and a BCS National Championship in 1999, as well as twelve Atlantic Coast Conference championships since FSU joined the conference in 1991.
The clock ticked down to 0:00, setting off more chaos on the FSU sideline, complete with the compulsory Gatorade bath given to FSU coach Bobby Bowden.

West Virginia Mountaineers football

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Bowden left Florida State in 1965 to go to West Virginia University as an assistant under Jim Carlen.
The Mountaineers responded by hiring Bobby Bowden.

Samford University

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Bobby transferred to Howard College (now known as Samford University), where he played football, baseball, ran track and became a brother in Pi Kappa Alpha.
Past student-athletes include national-championship football coaches Bobby Bowden and Jimbo Fisher All-Pro defensive back Cortland Finnegan, NFL standouts James Bradberry (Carolina Panthers), Michael Pierce (Baltimore Ravens) and Jaquiski Tartt (San Francisco 49ers), and baseball’s Phillip Ervin, who has had success with the Cincinnati Reds.

Woodlawn High School (Birmingham, Alabama)

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Bowden was an outstanding football player at Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, and went on to play for the University of Alabama as a quarterback, fulfilling a lifelong dream to play for the Crimson Tide.

Tommy Bowden

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His son Tommy Bowden was the head coach at Clemson University.
He is a son of Bobby Bowden, former head football coach of Florida State University, against whom he has coached in games nicknamed the "Bowden Bowl."

2009 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

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He was allowed to make his final coaching appearance in the 2010 Gator Bowl game on January 1, 2010, with a 33–21 victory over his former program, West Virginia.
2010 Konica Minolta Gator Bowl marked the final game for legendary Florida State coach Bobby Bowden, who also spent six seasons as head coach at West Virginia.

Terry Bowden

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Another son, Terry Bowden, was the head coach at Auburn University, where he was the 1993 Coach of the Year.
He is a son of former Florida State University head football coach Bobby Bowden and a brother of Tommy Bowden, former head football coach at Clemson University, and Jeff Bowden, the former offensive coordinator at Florida State who served as Terry's special teams coordinator at Akron.

Veer

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Bowden allowed Marshall's new head coach Jack Lengyel and his assistants access to game film and playbooks to acquaint themselves with the veer offense, a variation of the option offense which aids teams with weak offensive lines.
Bobby Bowden, then the head coach of West Virginia, offered to tutor Lengyel and his coaches on the intricacies and nuances of the veer option offense.

2008 Florida State Seminoles football team

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Florida State beat Clemson in what would have been the 2008 Bowden Bowl on Bobby Bowden's 79th birthday, earning him his 380th career win.
The team was coached by Bobby Bowden and played their home games at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida.

Jeff Bowden

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A third son, Jeff Bowden, was the offensive coordinator at Florida State.
Before that he served as the offensive coordinator for the Florida State Seminoles under his father and head coach Bobby Bowden.

List of College Football Hall of Fame inductees (coaches)

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We Are Marshall

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Bowden reportedly became emotional while viewing the movie We Are Marshall, and has said that he was the original candidate for the Marshall head coaching job filled by crash victim Rick Tolley.

Mark Richt

His previous coaching affiliations include 14 years at Florida State University where he served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach under Bobby Bowden, a year as offensive coordinator at East Carolina University, and 15 years as head coach at the University of Georgia.

List of college football coaches with 200 wins

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Bobby Bowden is in fourth place and Larry Kehres is in fifth.

Bobby Bowden National Collegiate Coach of the Year Award

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On March 21, 2010, the Over the Mountain Touchdown Club of Birmingham, Alabama presented the first annual Bobby Bowden National Collegiate Coach of the Year Award, named in honor of Bowden and the contributions that he made during his career.
The trophy commemorates former Florida State Seminoles football coach Bobby Bowden.

Rick Stockstill

Stockstill was a Florida State quarterback under coach Bobby Bowden from 1977 to 1981.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

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In 2004, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes presented the first of what is now a yearly award in Bowden's name.
They would be followed by other influential sports figures including Tom Landry, Bobby Bowden, John Wooden, Roger Staubach, Jim Ryun, Betsy King, Herschel Walker, Reggie White, Tony Dungy, Shaun Alexander, Tom Osborne Shanna Zolman, and Kay Yow‚ all of whom vocalized their Christian faith through FCA outlets such as banquets, camps and rallies.

Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award

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Bowden was awarded the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award for 1980.

Children's Hunger Fund

In 2011, in recognition of his philanthropic efforts with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Bowden received the Children's Champion Award for Leadership Development from the charitable organization Children's Hunger Fund.