Florida State Coach Bobby Bowden awoke Sunday with a No. 1 ranking, an undefeated team and his national championship hopes still intact.
So why the bags under his eyes?
"Well, it's a little bit different (this year)," said Bowden, whose Seminoles defeated Miami on Saturday for the first time in four years and only the second time in nine. "I said, 'Don't go back to sleep! Don't go back to sleep!' It's usually, 'Go back to sleep! Go back to sleep!'
"But I could not realize how good it was compared to what it's been," he said. "I wake up and say, 'Gosh, dang, goodness.' I must have woke up a million times. I didn't sleep like a baby like I thought I would."
Even with the 28-10 victory against the Hurricanes, Bowden said Florida State is guaranteed nothing. Nor is Miami necessarily out of the race for a national title.