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Bobby Bowden: what Jameis Winston is doing ‘is just amazing’

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For the first time since being unceremoniously being kicked to the curb three years ago, Bobby Bowden is set to return to the stadium that, in part, bears his name.

Ahead of that highly-anticipated homecoming for Florida State’s game against North Carolina State Saturday, the legendary head coach discussed, among other things, Jameis Winston with the Orlando Sentinel.  And, dadgummit, he likes the kid.

When asked about what he thought of the redshirt freshman, Bowden first pointed out the humble nature of a team player who’s fast becoming a Heisman front-runner in his first season as a starter.  Interestingly, he also grabbed the anti-Johnny Football card and played it to point out what he views as setting Winston apart from other top-tier players at his position.

“Well not only his talent, but his humility,” Bowden told the paper. “He’s not doing like [Johnny] Manziel. And Manziel, I like him, I love to watch him play

“[Winston] gives all the credit to the rest of his team and plus he has statistics to go behind him.”

Just as the country has done over the likable Winston, Bowden gushed over what the player brings to the table in terms of God-given ability.

“This guy just seems to have it all,” the College Football Hall of Famer said. “I never met him. I’ve heard about him, I watch all their games, but the things he does is just amazing. And it doesn’t just amaze me, it amazes the nation.”

Saturday should be a very special day in Tallahassee, with the immense promise of the future intersecting with football glory of the past.  And, hopefully, that past will finally get to meet up with and talk to that dadgum future.

On a completely different topic, but speaking of “dadgum” and “dadgummit,” the following long-sleeve t-shirts are for sale at FSU’s official online store.  And I want one very badly (hint to wife as she reads CFT daily and Christmas is coming):

Dadgummit Tee

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8 Responses to “Bobby Bowden: what Jameis Winston is doing ‘is just amazing’”
  1. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 24, 2013 1:50 PM

    I love Bobby.

  2. skwackquackwoof says: Oct 24, 2013 5:50 PM

    I like Bobby and Jameis too but dadgummit I need Florida State to lose a game!

  3. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 24, 2013 5:59 PM


  4. florida727 says: Oct 24, 2013 8:40 PM

    I’m a Florida fan (yeah, I know, BASKETBALL season starts in two weeks, thank you very much) and by rule I’m supposed to hate everything Florida State related, but I can’t. I love Bobby Bowden and I’m having a lot of fun watching ‘Famous Jameis’ play. I’m glad Bobby’s going back to Doak Campbell. He belongs there. Two-edged sword in my humble opinion: they handled his dismissal VERY poorly, but he also needed to call it quits and turn things over to Jimbo a while back. I’m sure he loved what he did, but the mark of a true champion is knowing when to gracefully step aside. God bless you, Bobby. You’re the best. If a Gator fan can say ‘Go ‘Noles’ and get away with it, then… Go ‘Noles.

  5. noelfacts says: Oct 25, 2013 8:44 AM

    Classy post above from the gator fan

  6. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 25, 2013 1:30 PM


  7. bowmanj35 says: Oct 26, 2013 10:27 AM

    he says kids humble, but he’s never met him?

  8. realfootballfan says: Oct 26, 2013 5:19 PM

    One of the few men I’ve cherished meeting. He’s as down to earth, nice a person, and genuine as he appears.

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