"Fault the Seminoles for many things, but one thing that was done fairly well in Bowden's final days was the wagons were circled and the infighting amongst the players and coaches was largely hidden away from public consumption where it could truly damage the program.
To this day, it's difficult to ascertain all the politics that played out between regimes and incoming and outgoing coaches as the writing was ultimately scribbled on the wall midseason that 2009 would be the last year in a legendary coaching career.
Instead you're left with momentary glimpses, flashes between scenes where the curtains were pulled back and you could catch a fleeting glance of the inner-workings behind it all.
On Saturday September 26th, 2009, one of those moments occurred when USF handed Florida State an embarrassing 17-7 defeat at Doak Campbell Stadium. It was arguably the loss that got the wheels turning on Bowden's exit and it was indicative of the massive culture problem that Jimbo Fisher inherited when he took the reins of this Seminole team three years ago."
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