The perils of summer for coaches

Originally Published: May 24, 2013
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

Late in the summer of 1988, legendary Florida State coach Bobby Bowden and his wife, Ann, traveled to Europe for a couple of weeks. Bowden spent a few days coaching American troops at a military base in Germany, and then they spent the rest of their time traveling before the start of another grueling college football season.

While Bowden was out of the country, FSU's season unraveled before it even started.

A Seminoles booster came up with the idea of having FSU players make ...

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