Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Quote of the Day

“I never thought (Wetherell) would ever do to me what he did. I’m disappointed, but it’s not like I’m going to cut my wrists.”

-- former Florida State head coach and college football Icon Bobby Bowden.

Bowden recently sat down with Matt Hayes of the Sporting News and the story that emerged isn’t pretty…

Shocking, we know.

Among other things Bowden said:

-- Bowden was fired—he didn’t resign or retire—after FSU’s loss to Florida in the regular-season finale.

-- Bowden says former FSU president T.K. Wetherell, who played for Bowden when he was a Florida State assistant in the 1960s and repeatedly proclaimed Bowden had a “lifetime contract,” reneged on an agreement to allow Bowden to coach through the end of the 2010 season. Instead, he wanted Bowden to be an “ambassador coach” with no responsibilities this season.

-- Bowden said once FSU gave new coach Jimbo Fisher a $5 million buyout in 2007 if he wasn’t the head coach at FSU by January 2011, he started to be “phased out” by the school.

-- The coach-in-waiting philosophy FSU used with Fisher doesn’t work.

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