By: Bailey Myers
October 25, 2013
Tallahassee FL - Tonight was a special night in Tallahassee for lots of Seminole fans. FSU coaching legend Bobby Bowden is back on campus. He'll be at Doak Campell Stadium to plant the spear tomorrow. Hundreds of players celebrated his return.
Players and fans all said things like, "Coach Bowden is like a father to all of us." and "Coach Bowden's a once in a lifetime coach."
It's fair to say everybody at the Civic Center was here for one man, Bobby Bowden.
Doug and Debbie Russell both FSU Alumni both said, "He's an iconic figure and he put Florida State on the map. And anything we can do to support and show our support and our love to coach Bowden we are happy to do that and Florida State Seminoles."
That's why this coach with 389 wins under his belt was asked to come back and plant the spear in the field. Around 5000 people are here tonight to show their support for Bobby Bowden and the Seminoles.
Former Player Danny Mcanus explained, "And I think that's a testimony to who he is like as a person to have this many people come back and show their support-- not just football players but everybody out here to wish him and recognize what he has done and wish him the best."
The fans weren't the only one's doing the Tomahawk Chop. Dozens of current, and former football players and coaches that worked with Bowden came to show their support for their hero.
Former Player Everette Brown said, "I never thought id get the chance to meet a legendary coach but also to get the chance to be able to come in house and recruit me so it meant the world to me. So when I came to Florida State I really knew that I just owed coach Bowden everything."
Coach Bowden will be at the game tomorrow, and is expected to be back supporting the Noles for FSU's homecoming game against Syracuse.
By: Julie Montanaro
October 25, 2013
Tallahassee, FL - Tonight, "An Evening with Coach Bowden". Tomorrow legendary coach Bobby Bowden is returning to Doak Campbell Stadium for the first time in four years. Tonight, players, coaches, and fans are gathering at the Civic Center to celebrate his return.
President Barron invited Coach Bowden to return to the FSU gridiron for the FSU- NC game. This is the first time Coach Bowden will return since his retirement in 2009. Tomorrow he'll take the field with hundreds of his former players before the game.
WCTV will have much more tonight on Eyewitness News.