November 30, 1996 |
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.
August 14, 2009 |
Bobby Bowden wants one more national title before he retires -- and Rankman wants a red Ferrari for Christmas. The odds of either happening don't look good. It's funny how things flip-flopped. A few years ago, everyone was worried about Joe Paterno tarnishing his legacy at Penn State by staying too long. Paterno had four losing seasons in a five-year stretch at the start of the decade but has since recovered to win the Big Ten title and dictate to the school the terms of his retirement -- not the other way around.
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.
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.
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.