There’s no question whatsoever that this was one of the most emotional weekends in the history of Florida State football.
Beloved former FSU head coach Bobby Bowden returned to his old stomping grounds where he built one of the most dominant programs in the history of college football. It was such a joy to see Coach Bowden inside Doak Campbell Stadium where he belongs after being gone since he left the program following the 2009 season.
The weekend was filled with festivities honoring Coach Bowden in such a way that was only befitting of a legend. Eveyone got together on Friday night for ‘An Evening with Bowden’ in which former players and the coach himself shared stories from the past that had everyone reminiscing about the glory years.
By far, though, one of the most memorable moments from the weekend happened right before the ‘Noles took the field and demolished N.C. State, 49-17.
Chief Osceola rode into the stadium on Renegade, as usual. But, he did not plant the spear in the logo mid-field this time. No. He handed that honor over to Coach Bowden, who planted it in front of the crowd inside Doak Campbell.