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|Bobby Bowden directed the Seminoles to 315 wins in his 34 seasons in Tallahassee.|
|Bobby Bowden's charm and personality helped establish the Florida State program.|
In his book, "The Bowden Way: 50 Years of Leadership Wisdom," written with his son Steve, Bobby Bowden wrote, "Sometimes the most unfair thing you do to a person is to allow him to continue his employment after the situation has become untenable."The first time he went 6-6, they came for his son Jeff, the offensive coordinator. The second time he went 6-6, they came for him. Something else Bowden said in that story is worth recalling. Speaking on the day in which he would enter the College Football Hall of Fame, Bowden said, "Any time something bad happens to me, something good follows." That is the definition of a sunny disposition. As if winning 388 games while cracking jokes is not defining enough. Ivan Maisel is a senior writer for ESPN.com and hosts the ESPNU College Football podcast. Send your questions and comments to Ivan at Ivan.Maisel@ESPN3.com.