Bobby Bowden, Led Florida State Football Dynasty, Dies at 91

Bobby Bowden announced on July 21 he had a terminal illness that Terry Bowden later said was pancreatic cancer.

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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2007, file photo, Florida State head football coach Bobby Bowden, right, squeezes into his seat for a team photo during media day activities in Tallahassee, Fla. The Hall of Fame college football coach Bobby Bowden has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Exuding charm and wit, Bowden led Florida State to two national championships and a record of 315-98-4 during his 34 seasons with the Seminoles. In all, Bowden had 377 wins during his 40 years in major college coaching. He was 91 years old. (AP Photo/Phil Coale, File)
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Bobby Bowden, the folksy Hall of Fame coach who built Florida State into an unprecedented college football dynasty, has died. He was 91. Bobby’s son, Terry, confirmed to The Associated Press that his father died at home in Tallahassee, Florida, surrounded by family early on the morning of Aug. 8, 2021. “It was truly peaceful,” Terry Bowden said in a text message to The AP. Bobby Bowden announced on July 21 he had a terminal…

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