Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Bobby Bowden Bowden changed the future of Florida State University. The school was going to do away with football. In 1976, Florida State and Bowden had a 5-6 record, but this would be their first and last losing season with Bowden as the head coach. Before Bowden, the Seminoles had 4-29 record in the previous three seasons. In the 1979 and 1980 seasons, FSU would have a combined 21-3 record with two Orange Bowl appearances. 304 win, 97 loses, and four ties would be the legacy Bowden would leave Florida State. Bowden lead FSU to five national championship games and two national titles - he saved football at the university.Howard Schnellenberger Schnellenberger came to the University Of Miami when the university was looking at doing away with football and basketball. Snellenberger changed the football team in many ways including attendance, pride, recruiting, and offensive formations. In recruiting, he looked toward the Fort Lauderdale and Miami inner city areas for high school talen...
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