Time running out for Seminoles to pro...

Time running out for Seminoles to prove themselves

There are 14 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Nov 17, 2008, titled Time running out for Seminoles to prove themselves. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

For the past two months, Jimbo Fisher had watched his young Florida State offense come to life during the second halves of games and lead the Seminoles to narrow victory after narrow victory.

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buster rhymes

Fairbanks, AK

#1 Nov 17, 2008
it willtake an other year or two of chuck amato, mickey, bobby, and jimbo to get this thing back on track. the coaching has improved with the addition of jimbo and release of bowden jr., but we still need moree talent. also, as long as boston college builds there o and d lines with those big bruisers, we will always have trouble with them. we need to get bigger on the d line at tackle position.
Real FSU Fan

United States

#2 Nov 17, 2008
buster rhymes wrote:
it willtake an other year or two of chuck amato, mickey, bobby, and jimbo to get this thing back on track. the coaching has improved with the addition of jimbo and release of bowden jr., but we still need moree talent. also, as long as boston college builds there o and d lines with those big bruisers, we will always have trouble with them. we need to get bigger on the d line at tackle position.
I agree. They just pushed us around. We need to gain strenght on the lines.
No lack of effort on our part, they were just big, bad dudes.
FRED

Miami, FL

#3 Nov 18, 2008
The team has inproved and will keep improving, just not there yet.
Dana

United States

#4 Nov 18, 2008
11/29/08: GATORS: 48 -fsu:3 FSU is 2 to 3 years out.
Really

Pompano Beach, FL

#5 Nov 18, 2008
I don't think FSU will only score 3 points...Gano has a cannon and will probly make 3 field goals....maybe 1 TD. so more like 45-16. either way, not looking good for FSU. The only good thing is that UF hasn't been challenged in the past month and FSU is better than So. Carolina, UK, Vandy, and the Citadel, but will still make dumb plays and the Gators will make them pay.
Bravo375

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#6 Nov 18, 2008
Class 0f 87. Deion, Edger, Amp. A real team. Bobby has destroyed this football team, and will continue to do so until papa Joe from Penn State retires. He wants that record and won't step down until he gets it. Look at rhe greed of Joe, can't even stand on the side lines to coach anymore. Next will see him with an o2 mask on in a hospital bed coaching.
Trolling for Gators

United States

#7 Nov 18, 2008
Bravo375 wrote:
Class 0f 87. Deion, Edger, Amp. A real team. Bobby has destroyed this football team, and will continue to do so until papa Joe from Penn State retires. He wants that record and won't step down until he gets it. Look at rhe greed of Joe, can't even stand on the side lines to coach anymore. Next will see him with an o2 mask on in a hospital bed coaching.
Agreed. As much as both of these men have contributed to college football, they both need to retire. Pride goeth before the fall--well, they have both fallen, and even the resurgent year that Penn St. has had this year can't mask reality.
Pago Pago Trojan

Toledo, OH

#8 Nov 18, 2008
FRED wrote:
The team has inproved and will keep improving, just not there yet.
The gaytors will push "free shoe U' back another 10 years. Be prepared for this beat-down. Tebow wins another heisman for sure.
Go Terps

Clearwater, FL

#9 Nov 18, 2008
FSU will beat MD they have a certain Mojo that will allow them to get by the Terps.
college fan

Winter Park, FL

#10 Nov 18, 2008
Bravo375 wrote:
Class 0f 87. Deion, Edger, Amp. A real team. Bobby has destroyed this football team, and will continue to do so until papa Joe from Penn State retires. He wants that record and won't step down until he gets it. Look at rhe greed of Joe, can't even stand on the side lines to coach anymore. Next will see him with an o2 mask on in a hospital bed coaching.
That was the key word,COACH, all Bowden does is stand on the sideline and drool and talk to himself...
AARP Is On Hold

Anderson, SC

#11 Nov 18, 2008
Assume Paterno hangs around another 5 years--and even though he is having problems from the waist down, above the neck remains functional---do you believe FSU would continue to allow this travesty to play out?? I have it on very good authority--and one of these beat writers could verify IF he or she had the GUTS---Bowden's family has taken away his car keys. How can the coach of a major program NOT be allowed to drive because of age related defeciencies?? Watch his show on Sunday, listen to his half time interviews, watch his meandering on the sidelines, look at his facial expressions, listen to him stumbling over players' names. NOW this will eventually happen to ALL of us IF we live long enough, BUT NONE of us will be the "ALLEGED" coach of a major football power. That his family shares the SELFISHNESS of not intervening to convince him to step down is DESPICABLE!!!! AND even stranger is that Jimbo Fischer has got involved. What kind of guy would allow himself to be called "The Coach In Waiting"?? You think Stoops, Brown, Richt, Carrol, Leach, Meyer,Saban and from the past--Bo, Hayes,Bryant, Osborne would have tolerated this garbage for more than a year?? Coach In Waiting--What A Joke!! Jimbo, you are evolving into as much of a caricature as the Coach In Name Only.

St Bobby promised a few years back that he would KNOW it was time to leave when they started losing 5 games a year---Well Mr AARP, don't look know, but ANOTHER 5 loss season is unfolding. Yet I still get the idea you ain't going anywhere because of another pronouncement you have made "There is only one significant event waiting after you retire". Mr Ego, Look around. George H. W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, William Jefferson Clinton,Hundreds of generals, CFO's, CEO's and MILLIONS of others have all retired and led VERY productive lives. Sir, you will be set free when you are no longer consumed by the desire to have one more win than a guy equally consumed to have one more win than you. Of course the other guy was in National Title contention for most of the year and your "goal" is to win a division in a putrid confernce.

“Seminole Uprising! ”

Since: Jan 08

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#12 Nov 18, 2008
AARP Is On Hold wrote:
Assume Paterno hangs around another 5 years--and even though he is having problems from the waist down, above the neck remains functional---do you believe FSU would continue to allow this travesty to play out?? I have it on very good authority--and one of these beat writers could verify IF he or she had the GUTS---Bowden's family has taken away his car keys. How can the coach of a major program NOT be allowed to drive because of age related defeciencies?? Watch his show on Sunday, listen to his half time interviews, watch his meandering on the sidelines, look at his facial expressions, listen to him stumbling over players' names. NOW this will eventually happen to ALL of us IF we live long enough, BUT NONE of us will be the "ALLEGED" coach of a major football power. That his family shares the SELFISHNESS of not intervening to convince him to step down is DESPICABLE!!!! AND even stranger is that Jimbo Fischer has got involved. What kind of guy would allow himself to be called "The Coach In Waiting"?? You think Stoops, Brown, Richt, Carrol, Leach, Meyer,Saban and from the past--Bo, Hayes,Bryant, Osborne would have tolerated this garbage for more than a year?? Coach In Waiting--What A Joke!! Jimbo, you are evolving into as much of a caricature as the Coach In Name Only.
St Bobby promised a few years back that he would KNOW it was time to leave when they started losing 5 games a year---Well Mr AARP, don't look know, but ANOTHER 5 loss season is unfolding. Yet I still get the idea you ain't going anywhere because of another pronouncement you have made "There is only one significant event waiting after you retire" **** Mr Ego, Look around. George H. W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, William Jefferson Clinton,Hundreds of generals, CFO's, CEO's and MILLIONS of others have all retired and led VERY productive lives. Sir, you will be set free when you are no longer consumed by the desire to have one more win than a guy equally consumed to have one more win than you. Of course the other guy was in National Title contention for most of the year and your "goal" is to win a division in a putrid confernce.
well...at least bowden is on the sidelines! joepa is in the booth! he is in much worse shape than bowden..talk about a guy out of it!! penn state is having a great year in horrible conference. the big 11 sucks much more than the ACC. you can't call bowden a disgrace and paterno not...they both need to retire and neither of them coach their team.
Trolling for Gators

United States

#13 Nov 19, 2008
FSU Fan wrote:
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well.**** at least bowden is on the sidelines! joepa is in the booth! he is in much worse shape than bowden.**** talk about a guy out of it!! penn state is having a great year in horrible conference. the big 11 sucks much more than the ACC. you can't call bowden a disgrace and paterno not.**** they both need to retire and neither of them coach their team.
What is worse, knowing where you are and what you are doing but not being able to move too well, or not knowing where you are or what you are doing but being able to move around? I would say the second is worse. But that's just me.

I agree that both need to retire. If the story is true and Bobby's family is actually supporting his continuing to coach notwithstanding his apparent loss of memory, etc. then that is really sad. Its time ot hang it up and enjoy whatever quality of life is left, for both of them.

“Seminole Uprising! ”

Since: Jan 08

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#14 Nov 19, 2008
Trolling for Gators wrote:
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What is worse, knowing where you are and what you are doing but not being able to move too well, or not knowing where you are or what you are doing but being able to move around? I would say the second is worse. But that's just me.
I agree that both need to retire. If the story is true and Bobby's family is actually supporting his continuing to coach notwithstanding his apparent loss of memory, etc. then that is really sad. Its time ot hang it up and enjoy whatever quality of life is left, for both of them.
i'm still not convinced that Joepa is all that coherent. I played for bobby, granted it was 8 years ago, but he was pretty sharp. but i haven't read or heard anything his family encouraging him. he can retire with millions in the bank and has set up his sons up to live comfortably. its just ridiculous that both are still coaching. they are 80 years old!! how many 80 year old are still working anywhere?!?!?! much less major college football. mind boggling.

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