When Bobby Bowden became the Seminoles head coach in 1976, Scott Warren became his starting defensive end for the next four years.
Bowden named Warren a starter for the Oklahoma game in the 1976 season and he started every game from then on out. One of the toughest and most consistent players in the early Bowden era, Warren, was also a member of the all specialty teams.
Warren’s shining moment as a Seminole was against Florida in his junior season. Warren intercepted a Gator pass leading to a Florida State game – clinching touchdown. He earned Atlanta Journal Lineman of the Week for his outstanding performance. Warren also garnered first team honors for Churchman’s Sports Hall of Fame for the second straight season.
After a spring of pulling double duty between spring drills and working at the Tallahassee Regional Medical Center, Warren returned as a leader of the Seminole defense. He showed he had a nose for the ball as he blocked a kick, recovered a fumble, caused three fumbles and recorded six tackles for loss as a senior.