Bobby Bowden joins Rip City Drive

In 34 seasons as the head coach at Florida State, Bobby Bowden coached the Seminoles to a 304-97-4 record and 26 top-25 finishes. He joined Travis and Chad on Rip City Drive Wednesday to discuss his career and this weekend’s huge season-opener between Florida State and Alabama.

Bowden says he doesn’t really miss coaching.

“No I don’t have the itch to coach, but I really do enjoy watching football. On Saturday’s I’ll watch games from 12 till 12. I don’t care who’s playing. I enjoying watching the games. The good thing about it is I don’t have to worry about who wins.”

Bowden also said he always enjoyed having big-time non-conference matchups like what we will see between Florida State and Alabama.

“I always enjoyed opening up with a game like that because it told you where you were. You know if you play somebody and you’re favored three touchdowns or something and you beat them, you still wonder what you’ve got. But when you play somebody like Alabama or Alabama playing Florida State, when that game is over, you’ve got a pretty good idea of what kind of team you’ve got.”

He also talked about the challenges new Oregon coach Willie Taggart will face in taking over a new team.

“You’ve got to win the boys over. They’ve been playing the last two or three years under somebody else’s direction. Now here comes another coach in there that has a different philosophy and a different attitude and a different way that he does things. And he must do it in a way that he can win their confidence.”

Take a listen to the great interview and be sure to stay tuned to Rip City Radio 620 for all your college football updates.

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