For the past week, former Florida State University coach Bobby Bowden has been traveling the country to promote his book "Called to Coaching". He has spent most of his tour talking about being forced out by ex-FSU president T.K. Wetherell after winning two national titles and having 33 straight winning seasons. That's the juiciest segment of the book, cowritten with ESPN.com college reporter Mark Schlabach. You can see that discussion in the video above. But, we're Page 2, so we went off-the-board with our questions.
Here's 10 things you might not have known about Bowden:
1. Bowden realizes he will be criticized for only talking about his treatment at FSU in the book. "If I would have won more games, they wouldn't have let me go. I know that. But I wanted one more year. I started talking now instead of back then because I didn't want to make a scene. My children kept telling me I should have said it back then. I didn't want to embarrass anyone. So I wrote it all down."
2. Bowden still wakes up at 4 a.m. "For me to sleep in, that's 4:30. It's the best time to read. I go down, make the coffee and start reading. Then the newspaper shows up and I read that too. The phone starts ringing around 7 a.m. I tried sleeping late, but my body can't do it."
3. Bowden has a huge list of honey-do projects. "I had to change a tag on my car. That's the first time in 50 years I've had to do that. I had a flat tire. I didn't know what to do. I've always been given a courtesy car. If it doesn't work, you get a new one. It always was a first time for me to screw in light bulbs."