Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - 2021-07-22


Pray for Bowden

Sec Media Days

Texas A&M Coach Jimbo Fisher asked the public to say prayers for former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden, 91, who reportedly has entered a “terminal” health condition. Fisher said he is intertwined with the Bowden family based on his coaching path and their connection to Samford College in Birmingham, Ala. “I think he’s one of the greatest — not only greatest football coaches that ever lived — he’s one of the greatest human beings that’s ever lived,” Fisher said. “The ministry he preaches to his players and what he’s meant to not only his players, but to me as a mentor.” Fisher said he had a long conversation with Bowden about a month ago. Mississippi State Coach Mike Leach called Bowden a tremendous person. “Coach Bowden has been an example to all of us,” Leach said. “He’s one of those guys that made us all want to coach when we were younger, made it exciting. Coach Bowden threw the ball before most people were inclined to.”



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