Former Florida State Seminoles coach Bobby Bowden will return to Tallahassee Saturday when the second-ranked Seminoles host the North Carolina State Wolfpack Saturday.
He will likely be watching the best Florida State team since his 2000 squad played in the national championship game.
Bowden believes this Florida State team looks a lot like some of his teams.
“They resemble wholeheartedly what we are able to do back in the 90s,” Bowden told Brendan Sonnone of the Orlando Sentinel. “Now doing it year, after year, after year is what’s hard. [Nick] Saban is doing it now. [Fisher] might do it. And the reason he might do it is because he’s an excellent recruiter. He keeps bringing in great football players, I think that’s one of his strengths.”
Although many believe there is bad blood between Bowden and current Seminoles’ head coach Jimbo Fisher, Bowden denies the rumors and reminds everyone that he is the one that hired Fisher.
In fact, Bowden speaks very highly of Fisher and credits him for the Seminoles’ success.
“He’s done better than a nice job,” Bowden said. “He’s gotten them back on top where we were years ago. It doesn’t surprise me. A lot of people think there’s animosity between me and him, but you’ve got to realize, I hired him. I hired him because I knew he was going to be a successful coach.”
The Seminoles and Wolfpack will kickoff at 3:30 pm EST and the game is on ABC.