“Darkest day of my coaching career in forty-seven years was at my first head-coaching job at a major college – West Virginia. We played Pitt, the big rival. For those folks, that game is like Florida State-Florida or Auburn-Alabama. You go to coach at West Virginia and you want to make the fans like you, you beat Pitt. We go up there in 1970, and we get ahead, 35 – 8, at the half. I thought, Just go out there and don’t make any mistakes and we got the game won. Well, we go back out and lose, 36 – 35. Whooooooo! I learned a lot from that loss to Pitt. I’ve never let it happen again. People get on me for running up the score. Don’t care. I’ll never sit on the ball again.”
FSU Head Coach Bobby Bowden
I hate the Seminoles.
And the Yankees.
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Funny how he was always the one crying about Spurrier running up the score. Fat piece of **** .
I’m pretty sure I remember Steve saying, “We’ll stop playing offense when they stop playing defense.” Ha! I remember chanting, “It’s great / to be / a run-it-up thug!”