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Death, taxes and Miami beating FSU

Originally Published: September 10, 2004
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

MIAMI -- Bobby Bowden slumped in a chair. He grabbed a TV mike on a stand and held it sideways, like an old bluesman getting ready to sing of the love that cleaned out his bank account and left with his sideman.

Blues singers sing fiction. Bowden's blues were real. It has been an awful week for the Florida State coach. He buried a grandson Thursday, and given his deep, abiding religious faith, he may be able to put the 16-10 overtime loss to Miami in perspective. But after the game, the ...

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