Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 4/26/13
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden willreturn to a Seminoles football game for the first time since he was forced toretire after the 2009 season.Bowden, who was inducted into the College Football Hall ofFame in 2006, will attend Florida State home games on Oct. 26 against N.C.State and Nov. 16 against Syracuse.Florida State will honor Bowden and members of the 1993national championship team during the game against Syracuse. This is the 20thanniversary of the Seminoles' first national title.Bowden also guided Florida Stare to the 1999 national title.He led the Seminoles to a 14-year run of top-5 finishes inthe AP poll from 1987-2000.Bowden had always said that it was too soon to return to agame in Tallahassee and that he didn't want to put pressure on coach JimboFisher. But Bowden was inducted into the school's athletics hall of game inAugust and now will return to the field that bears his name.What Bobby Bowden means to Florida State University cannot be measured oroverstated, president Eric J. Barron said. Words like respect, sincerity,class, honesty, charm and humor come to mind, along with his remarkable 33-yearstellar record coaching our football team. We look forward with much enthusiasmand excitement to his return to the FSU campus.
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