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    Sunday, May 20, 2007

    King Of The One Liners

    Bobby Bowden is known for his wit and sense of humor and during his booster tour in Naples,he showed it with the following:

    Someone asked him why Jimbo Fisher, Florida State's new offensive coordinator, left SEC juggernaut LSU to take the same position in Tallahassee. Before talking of Fisher's history with son Terry Bowden, the Florida State coach put his new assistant's decision to leave Baton Rouge in simple terms.

    "We paid him more money," Bowden said, "than they did."

    Another one-Someone else asked him about the quarterback situation at Florida State, where fourth-year juniors Drew Weatherford and Xavier Lee are expected to battle through fall drills for the No. 1 spot. Bowden mentioned the heritage of QB excellence at the school, reminding that most of the great ones didn't start until late in their careers.

    "Now Weinke started as a sophomore," Bowden said of Heisman winner Chris Weinke, who arrived at Florida State after playing six seasons of pro baseball, "but he was older than I was."

    And it wouldn't be complete without a Chuck "The Chest" zinger:
    Bowden also talked of the return of Chuck Amato to the Florida State coaching staff. He brought up the success the Seminoles had in Amato's first stint with the team, before the longtime Bowden assistant left to take the head job at N.C. State.

    "And he beat us four times when he wasn't with us," Bowden said of Amato, who was fired after seven seasons as the Wolfpack coach. "So we bought him back."

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