August 18, 2010 |
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.