Bowden: How Bobby Bowden Forged a Football Dynasty

byMike Freeman

Paperback | August 10, 2010

Bowden: How Bobby Bowden Forged a Football Dynasty by Mike Freeman
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The definitive biography of Bobby Bowden, one of the greatest college football coaches of all time, and his enduring legacy

He is a giant among coaches, a Hall of Famer, and arguably the greatest Division I college football coach in history. Following a tumultuous but successful tenure at West Virginia University, Bowden accepted the head coaching post at Florida State University, a failing program in danger of being terminated. What Bowden accomplished at FSU is nothing short of miraculous: twenty-one bowl wins and two national championships. A brilliant tactician, he helped usher the pro-passing game into college football. An unrivaled recruiter, he produced thirty-one consensus all-Americans over the course of his tenure. Along the way he had to deal with devastating family tragedies, scandals, and the rise and fall of his own three sons' coaching careers.

Based on six years of research and interviews, Bowden by award-winning journalist and author Mike Freeman examines the remarkable life of Bobby Bowden and a stellar career that spanned six decades. It is the story of the making of a legend; a towering biography of a man who has left his indelible mark on the game of college football.

Mike Freeman is an NFL Insider for CBSSports.com. Before that, he was an NFL writer, investigative reporter, and columnist for theNew York Times; a columnist for theFlorida Times-Union; and a sports reporter, features writer, and investigative writer for theWashington Post,Boston Globe, andDallas Morning News. He lives in New Jersey.
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Title:Bowden: How Bobby Bowden Forged a Football DynastyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.7 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.7 inPublished:August 10, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061474207

ISBN - 13:9780061474200

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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