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Bowden returning to action, in fiction – Florida State University

Bowden returning to action, in fiction – Florida State University
















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Bowden returning to action, in fiction

Former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden is coming out of retirement -- at least in TV land.

Bowden, 80, plays himself on this week's episode of The Glades, a light-hearted crime drama set and filmed in South Florida. The show airs at 10, Sunday nights on the A&E Network.

Producers say the show's main character, detective Jim Longworth (played by Matt Passmore), jumps into the competitive world of Florida high school football. The episode's plot also involves NFL players, an event called the Muck Bowl and a businessman's death. The episode is titled Mucked Up.

Bowden also appeared as himself in the 1999 TV movie Gift of Love: The Daniel Huffman Story, based on the true story of a teen who was given a scholarship at FSU after sacrificing his football career to donate a kidney to his grandmother.



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