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Works Cited Bianchi, Mike. "Bobby Bowden Fired? T.K. Wetherell, Former FSU President, Responds."

Orlando Sentinel, 25 Aug. 2010. Web. 07 Apr. 2013. This article explains the firing of Bobby Bowden in pretty good detail. It explains the encounter between Bowden and Wetherall and the ultimatum his was given, become an ambassador coach or hed be fired. It shows TK Wetheralls reaction to comments made by Bobby concerning his forced resignation. This article is very useful and provides a lot of information. Information that can be helpful on the issue of Bobby Bowden being forced out. Also it allows you to get a sense of the situation better, as well as the kind of person TK is.

"Bobby Bowden Bio." CBS Sports, 2007. Web. 02 Apr. 2013. This article focuses mainly on Bobby Bowden's coaching career at Florida State, although it talks about his other coaching jobs. It mentions several statistics and notable accomplishments he earned, including being the all time winningest major college football coach. Off the field, he has promoted academics and strength in character in his players. This is shown by the awards his players have earned academically in college, as well as sportsmanship awards of former players in the NFL. I believe this to be a valid source. Not only is it published on the FSU's official sport website, but it is also part of CBS sports. This article provides a lot of information on his coaching career and specific accomplishments. It also gives you insight to the kind

of man he was off the field, being a devout christian man and being married to his wife for over 50 years.

"Bobby Bowden Complete." Interview by Chad Hembree. Google, 21 July 2009. Web. 7 Apr. 2013. <>. In this interview Bobby explains a few things. These things are his love for football and how it started, how God became real in his life, and just his overall faith. Although the video is on YouTube, it appears to be a valid source because it's an interview of Bobby Bowden. This source provides even more insight into his character and his faith life. It's amazing how devout he is to his faith, and how he feels like it's your responsibility, the higher up you are, to profess your faith and expose others to it.

Bowden, Bobby. "A Tenure Longer Than Expected and Shorter Than Desired." New York Times, 31 Aug. 2010. Web. 07 Apr. 2013. This source talks about how Bobby Bowden at first just wanted to go to Florida State as a stepping stone to go on to a bigger college program. However, as time went on and the program started having success, he decided to stay there. Despite offers from other big name college programs, and even NFL coaching opportunities, he remained at Florida State. He explains he saw the job as an opportunity to do good and to impact young people for the best. He goes on to talk about how he was forced out of Florida State and how he deeply missed it and wished he could've stayed.

This source seems pretty legitimate due to the fact that Bobby Bowden himself wrote it. It will aid my project because it's Bobby Bowden's feelings on his coaching job before, during, and after his time there.

Dawson, Will. "Bobby Bowden: A Legacy of Coaching Champions for Christ." Christian Broadcasting Network. CBN, n.d. Web. 03 Apr. 2013. This article puts a different perspective on Bobby Bowden. It focuses on his Christian faith and his true motivation for coaching. He explains that one of the biggest things he wanted to develop in his players is their character. He personally aimed to be a father figure to his players and help them grow. It shows how much he cared for all of his players and coaches that worked for him. This source appears to be legitmate. It's published on a Christian news website and an author is listed. I plan to use this source to include information about his character, his religion, and his motivation behind coaching.

Shelton, Gary. "Former Florida State Seminoles Coach Bobby Bowden over His Forced Exit but Not Ready to Go Back." Tamba Bay Times, 20 Sept. 2012. Web. 08 Apr. 2013. This article explains how Bobby Bowden no longer has hard feelings towards the school, and enjoys watching them play. He says that it's not the right time for him to make an appearance at Florida State. He talks about Jimbo Fisher and how he's doing a great job, and how Bobby doesn't want to distract him. This is yet another article I find to be pretty valid. This has to do with the fact it's a interview of his. You can get a good sense of Bobby's personality and his feelings about the school as well as the coach. I think all of these are important things, because he's a

legend at FSU. He deserves to beable to go up and be received with open arms. I think I'll be able to have these feelings translated over into some of the pieces I have to do.

Smith, Erick. "Bobby Bowden Writes about Being Forced out by Florida State." USA Today. Gannett, 24 Aug. 2010. Web. 07 Apr. 2013. This source talks about the issue of Bobby Bowden being forced of the school by TK Wetherall. It explains how it came to be that and what happened. It includes a quote from Bobby about being fired. It also shows the options that Bobby was given, essentially an ultimatum. I think this is a very useful source. It seems accurate with what I have read on other sites and it is on CNN. It may be slightly biased, but it gets the story across. I can use this article to help detail letters I am going to write to and from Bobby and TK concerning this matter.

"The Uncut Bobby Bowden Interview." Interview by Bobby Bowden and Lee Webb. CBN. Christian Broadcasting Network, 2006. Web. 3 Apr. 2013. <>. This video interview of Bobby Bowden describes in detail many aspects in his life. These include his influences on and off the field, his desire to be a father figure to his players, his relationship with God, his willingness to help others, and of course, his tenure at Florida State. He talks about his upbringing and his family and how they, along with the church established his character, and faith for which he has carried with him for his whole life.

I think this may be one of my most valid sources. This is due to the fact that these are his words coming from him personally. It will help me tremendously in my project because it will allow me to more easily, and accurately display his personality and character.

Walker, James. "Florida State Seminoles." Bleacher Report. Turner Broadcasting, 1 Jan. 10. Web. 07 Apr. 2013. This article talks about a really bittersweet moment. It starts off talking about Bobby Bowdens last game, the 2010 Gator Bowl. It gives a game summary, explaining that after half the game instantly went in Bobbys favor. Then it talks about his press conference afterward and what happened with that. Then it says the most memorable moment of all that was when Ann Bowden, Bobbys wife, came out, kissed him on the cheek and said Its time to go home baby. I think this is a great source. Not only does it talk about one of the biggest games in his whole career, but it shows a really special moment of his. It shows the kind of relationship he has with his wife, over 50 years after they were married.

Wright, Amanda. "More Than A Coach." Overflow Magazine, 1 Apr. 2013. Web. 16 Apr. 2013. This article is nearly a full biography of Bobby Bowden. It describes his whole coaching career, faith life, and his moral values. It starts from the beginning of his career, and continues until today.

I think this article is amazing. Not only was it written 2 weeks ago, but it provides a lot of information that matches up with information from other sources. It will help a lot with the last few projects I have to complete.