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Seminole Sunday Summary: Legendary Bobby Bowden Dies at 91

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It was a sad week for the Florida State community as it said goodbye to legendary head football coach Bobby Bowden.

Bowden died last Sunday at the age of 91 following a bout with pancreatic cancer. Bowden was as revered for his impact off the field as he was for his accomplishments on it.

When he arrived at FSU in 1976, the Seminoles had won a grand total of four games in the previous three seasons combined. After a 5-6 finish in his first season, Bowden concluded his illustrious career with 33 straight winning seasons and 28 straight bowl appearances.

Over the course of his career, Bowden won 377 games, including 304 at FSU. Under Bowden, the Seminoles won two national championships and 12 ACC titles. Over a 14-year stretch from 1987 to 2000, FSU finished in the AP top 5 every year.

On Saturday, a multitude of supporters gathered in Tallahassee to pay their respects. Bowden will be laid to rest on Sunday in his native Alabama.

Football

Record: 0-0
Ranking: N/A
Upcoming: vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 5)
Weekly Commitments: None
Weekly Decommitments: None
Recognitions: None
2022 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 8 nationally, first in ACC (18 total commitments)*
Big Picture: FSU continues fall practice. This past week, the Seminoles spent two days in Jacksonville.

Soccer

Record: 0-0
Ranking: No. 1 United Soccer Coaches
Upcoming: vs. Texas A&M (Thursday)
Recognitions: Yujie Zhao, M (Preseason All-ACC); Jaelin Howell, M (Preseason All-ACC)
Big Picture: After a stellar season in 2020, FSU was picked to win the ACC this season. The Seminoles open Thursday against a top-10 Texas A&M team.

Men’s Basketball

Weekly Commitments: None
2022 Recruiting Class Ranking*: N/A (0 total commitments)*
Big Picture: A number of former FSU players made noise this past week in the NBA Summer League.

*Rankings according to 247Sports Composite

Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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