November was a long month for Florida State's Bobby Bowden. His once-perennially ranked Seminoles (7-4) were winless, skidding out of the polls for the first time in four years after being manhandled by Clemson and Florida and a close home loss to North Carolina State.
And now fan Web sites, television and radio talk shows and some Florida newspapers are calling for the 76-year-old coach to fire his offensive coordinator - who happens to be his youngest son. The younger Bowden has been responsible for the Seminoles' offense the past five seasons and it has never been as good as those over the previous 15. Not even close.
Bobby Bowden, the winningest coach in major college football, has called his son's critics "cowards," adding fans "better be glad I'd like to keep this job." Bowden, stuck on 358 wins, has two years remaining on his $2 million annual contract.