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Bowden: "If you don’t got hope you might as well die."

Highlights from the Bobby Bowden booster luncheon from AC's Chopping Block. Here are a couple of gems, click on the link to read the full story. -Bowden said he clings to things like the Paterno story. How Joe fought off the vultures and stuck around long enough to turn things around at Penn State. Bowden said he still has hope he can turn things around. He said, "If you don’t got hope you might as well die." -After the shortest introduction in the history of Bobby Bowden booster luncheons, Charlie Barnes welcomed Bowden to the podium. Bowden rose and stood behind it. Most of the people gathered stood and cheered. Bowden said, "Thank you. Thank you. Quit faking it." It was the line of the day. -Someone brought up what Bowden does in terms of actual coaching. And as he has said many times, Bowden said his job is to coach the coaches. "Hire the most qualified people you can find," Bowden said. "Then have enough sense to leave them alone. I do not micromanage. I think I’ve got the best in the United States." -Bowden said he hasn’t lost his mind because, "I lost that 50 years ago. You don’t have to be old to lose your mind."

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