Dec. 9, 2013
When Bobby Bowden arrived at Florida State University in 1976 he inherited a football program that had won a not-so-grand total of four games over the previous three seasons. Things quickly changed in Tallahassee as Bowden led the Seminoles to thirty-three consecutive winning seasons and transformed FSU into a national powerhouse. He arrived as a coach, and left as an icon.
Bowden: The Official Florida State Retrospective chronicles Coach Bowden’s career at FSU, from his early years as an assistant coach under Bill Peterson in 1963, through National Championships in 1993 and 1999,and his retirement in 2009. More than 100 rare photos reveal public and private moments with his most accomplished players, beloved fans, and respected rivals. With a Foreword by Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban and an Introduction by Florida State’s first Heisman Trophy winner, Charlie Ward, Bowden: The Official Florida State Retrospective pays homage to the man who elevated Florida State University to national football prominence.