Bobby Bowden dies at 91



Tolono, IL
I remember Bowden was scared of retirement…I believe because his mentor or another coach (Landry?) retired, then died soon after. Good to see he had quite some time to enjoy retirement.
Tried to find the quote/ info, but did not


Saw the Bear coach his last game against us in the Liberty Bowl. It was clear that he was suffering then.
I moved to FL in '89 and I have to root for one instate team. Bobby Bowden with his dag gummit and Southern ways had me. He will be missed.
He almost took the head coaching job at Marshall early in his career, when he was an assistant at West Virginia University. If he had, he would have died over 50 years ago in that plane crash