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August 18, 2010 | Chris Dufresne
The Times' Chris Dufresne unveils his preseason college football top 25, one day (and team) at a time. No. 15 Florida State Florida State won't be the same without Bobby Bowden as coach, but maybe not worse. Bowden, who took over the program in 1976, retired as one of the all-time greats and will be remembered for transforming a former women's college into a football powerhouse. Things hadn't gone well lately, though, and Florida State couldn't wait any more for coach-in-waiting Jimbo Fisher, effectively pushing Bowden out after last year's 7-6 season.
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November 30, 1996 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One thing is certain. Today's "game of the century" won't turn out like the last one. Thirty years ago, No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Michigan State--both unbeaten and untied--played in East Lansing, Mich., to determine the fate of mankind, or so it seemed. The game ended deadlocked, 10-10, and spawned a new rallying cry: "Tie one for the Gipper." Both coaches played it safe. With two minutes left, Michigan State's Duffy Daugherty punted on fourth and four at his own 36, with a stiff wind at his back.
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May 24, 2002
"If we play our best, I would bet on us every dadgum Saturday." Bobby Bowden, Florida State football coach, when asked if the Seminoles' dynasty was over.
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March 31, 1990
Florida State football Coach Bobby Bowden signed a lifetime contract that will pay him $708,669 this year and $690,000 in subsequent years.
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November 6, 1990
Florida State Coach Bobby Bowden suspended Kirk Carruthers, one of the nation's top linebackers, for violating team training rules. Carruthers will be sidelined during Saturday's homecoming game against Cincinnati, Bowden said.
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