Steve Spurrier Backs Bobby Bowden

Video Highlights: At media day Sunday, Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden said he wants another national title. The Seminoles have won two titles under Bowden. He’s entering his 34th season at FSU.

Steve Spurrier backs Bobby Bowden when it comes to vacating victories.

Spurrier said Sunday that Bowden and the Seminoles should not have to give up 14 victories as part of the NCAA penalties because of an academic cheating scandal at Florida State.

Spurrier also said Florida State’s track team should not lose its NCAA championships that took place during the time in question.

“Yeah, I think (football) should get the wins and the track team should get the championship,” Spurrier said.

When Spurrier was Florida’s football coach, he would needle Bowden and the Seminoles when he could. Spurrier once called the school “Free Shoes University” in 1994 when Bowden had to deal with a scandal involving his players and Foot Locker.  Read More Here

Last National Championship for Bobby Bowden 1999 Season

Florida State coach Bobby Bowden, right, shows the national championship trophy to the most valuable player Peter Warrick after the Seminoles beat Virginia Tech 46-29 in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 4 in New Orleans. Florida State finished the 1999 season 12-0 to capture national championship. (AP Photo)

Robert Cleckler “Bobby” Bowden (born November 8, 1929 in Birningham, Alabama is the current head football coach of the Florida State University Seminoles. Since taking the position in 1976, Bowden has led FSU to an Associated Press and Coaches Poll National Title in 1993  and a BCS National ChampionshipNational Title in 1999, as well as twelve Atlantic Coast Conference championships since FSU joined the conference in 1991. More about Bobby Bowden here


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Posted by:  Kane Reed (Sports Writer)

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