Beautifully written by TN 's own Kyle Griffis. Please read. My father played for Coach Bobby Bowden and the Florida State Seminoles in the early ’80s. Every time we visited FSU, I got to meet Coach Bowden with Dad. Coach Bowden came to know my first name, as well as my younger brother’s. Coach Bowden always has a way of making you feel like you are the most important person in the world when he’s talking to you. I always got that feeling, even as a kid.