So now Bobby Bowden has retired. It’s obviously been a long time coming. He’s had an amazing impact on the world of college football. While he’s been past his prime for a while, his presence and positive attitude will still be missed.
What I don’t get about this whole thing is why Florida State is still sticking with its plan to replace Bowden with current offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher. It’s not like Fisher has been an innocent bystander during these past few seasons, when Florida State’s offense has lurched back and forth between inconsistent and abysmal.
This video nicely encapsulates what’s been happening with Florida State’s offense:
And yet, Fisher–the man responsible for this Keystone Kops exercise–is now the man in charge of the program. There are a ton of very good coaches out there who I’m sure wouldn’t mind coaching at a place like FSU–names like Kevin Sumlin and Brian Kelly come to mind–so this looks like another missed opportunity for the Seminoles to right the ship.
Maybe I’ll be wrong and Fisher will turn out to be a fantastic coach, but as of right now it looks like Florida State is going to take even longer to return to its former glory.