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Orange Bowl attention focused on Bowden, Paterno

Bobby Bowden and Joe Paterno don't think they should be the Orange Bowl's main attraction, but they couldn't be more wrong.

Updated: December 30, 2005, 10:27 AM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- For about 45 seconds Thursday morning, in a dimly lit ballroom alongside this city's major marina, they stood together. Seven-hundred victories, 59 bowl appearances, four national championships and countless stories.

Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden, flashbulbs all around, greeting one another with smiles, a handshake and a pat on the shoulder before going their separate ways. Bowden off to practice, Paterno up to the interview platform.

They are two men with an average ...

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