"Well the sentence about getting right to the point has already been done. I'm disappointed, but there were some things I wanted to say. First of all, I wanted to thank the university, I want to thank Coach Bowden and I want to thank these players that I've been fortunate enough to coach. Because we've got great kids here, great athletes, great young talent and they're going to have a great future. My biggest regret is that I won't be here the next time Coach Bowden gets to hold up the crystal ball. That's my regret. Just a couple little things, if you don't mind. Twenty-five-plus years ago, Coach Bowden taught myself and taught an awful lot of players about never quitting right out there on that practice field. Twenty-five-plus years ago, he taught myself and a whole lot of players that have come through here about giving it all you've got. And I feel like I've done that. Twenty-five-plus years ago, he taught myself and a lot of players that have come through here to do what is right. And that's the reason I'm here, because I believe in my heart that, for Bobby Bowden, this is a decision I need to make and for myself and my family, maybe the most important, this is a decision I need to make for my family. I want to thank y'all. Florida State has the greatest fans in the country. I could not be happier with the future that this team has. I could not be happier that I had this opportunity, but it's just time for me to move on now. I just hope the next guy that comes in can close this deal for this program. Thank you. "
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Posted by tallynolefan at 10:45 PM