Swofford statement on Bowden

December, 1, 2009
12/01/09
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Here's what ACC commissioner John Swofford had to say about FSU coach Bobby Bowden's retirement:

“Few people have meant as much to college football as Bobby Bowden. He is a legendary figure in the truest sense of the word and a great ambassador for the game itself.

“There will be very few that will ever win as many games, but more impressive are his values and the impact he has had on those that have played for him and those that have had the privilege of working with him.

“Coach Bowden leaves a legacy that will be missed not only at Florida State, but in the Atlantic Coast Conference and all across college football. He is a gentleman and a true sportsman and I consider it an honor to have him as part of the ACC family.”

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