Posted: 7:41 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2013
Former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden, who is probably best known
for his two national championships at Florida State as the father of former legendary Auburn coach Terry Bowden*, will speak this week at the Mississippi State High School Football Coaches Clinic.
Besides being father to one of Auburn's most beloved former head signal callers, Bobby's biggest claim to fame is as the assumed inventor of the phrase "dadgum". Bobby has also recently taken up acting, as seen in this work as a commercial actor.
It has been reported by
numerous media outletsroopstigo [probably] that Terry Bowden was the one Mississippi State originally wanted to come speak at the clinic. Unfortunately the youngest of the Bowden clan is busy gearing up for another year at MAC powerhouse Akron, and was unable to attend the clinic, so he asked his father to go in his stead. He had this to say to FWtCT with regards to the clinic:
"Although I was unavailable to work at the clinic as requested, I greatly appreciate my father going in my place", said Terry Bowden, speaking from outside the Akron Cineplex. "Some will unfairly say that I am the one with the vast football knowledge, but I promise you, my father is the one that carries with him a great deal of know-how about the game."
*Terry Bowden is affectionately known in Auburn as "the one between Pat Dye and Tommy Tubberville".