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Bobby Bowden in No Mood to Celebrate 80th Birthday

By: Magnolia Tribune - November 9, 2009

Bobby Bowden in No Mood to Celebrate 80th Birthday

Bobby Bowden turned 80 on Sunday, but he wasn’t in the mood to celebrate.

Bowden’s Florida State Seminoles lost a key ACC game at Clemson and also their starting quarterback, Christian Ponder, possibly for the season with a separated shoulder in the process on Saturday. Talk about a family funk.

Bowden’s son, Terry, whose coaching staff includes younger brother Jeff, saw his undefeated and top-ranked Division-II North Alabama Lions tumble in four overtimes on Saturday, too. And Bowden’s son-in-law, Jack Hines, the defensive coordinator at Colquitt County High (Ga.), opened the weekend with a defeat on Friday.

“Our whole family got whipped. We ain’t celebrating nothing,” Bowden quipped Sunday.

Bowden may want to make a birthday wish though.

The Seminoles (4-5) need to win two of their three remaining games, punctuated by a regular-season finale at top-ranked Florida, to extend their nation’s-best streak of bowl appearances that dates back to 1982.

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