“Coach Bowden was one of the greatest coaches ever, but more than that he was an incredible man. He was a special human being who earned an enduring legacy because of his wonderful heart, faith and values he lived. It was the honor of my lifetime to know him and beyond anything I could dream to have a relationship with him. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been impacted by Coach Bowden and particularly with his wife Ann, their children, grandchildren, former players and coaches. The entire Florida State family is hurting right now at the loss of our program’s patriarch.”
FSU football head coach Mike Norvell issued that statement early Sunday morning, after the news of Seminoles legend Bobby Bowden passing at the age of 91.
Below, hear from Norvell and two of Bowden’s former players in coaches Ron Dugans and Odell Haggins on the legacy that the head coach leaves behind: