NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana-Monroe soccer coach Terry Bowden talked to his Hall of Fame father, legendary Florida State coach Bobby Bowden, on Thursday morning previous to Sun Belt Football Media Day.
The youthful Bowden is hopeful these talks will proceed for an excellent whereas.
The Bowden family announced Wednesday that Bobby, 91, has been identified with a terminal medical situation. The family mentioned he stays upbeat and optimistic whereas asking for prayers and privateness.
“He’s tired but he’s in good spirits,” Terry Bowden informed the News-Star. “When you have a public announcement, it hits you right in the face but my dad is very secure in his faith. He’s prepared for this all his life and prepared well.”
Bobby Bowden’s well being has declined since he examined optimistic for COVID-19 in October. He was hospitalized for 5 days in June and has struggled to regain his energy. Bowden is underneath supervised care at his dwelling in Tallahassee, Florida.
“We thought we were going to lose him to COVID because he had all these pre-existing illnesses,” Terry Bowden mentioned. “We began to think as a family we have to start preparing for what is inevitable for all people that one day they pass.
“You’re never quite ready when you find this stuff out but we’ve prepared for this as a family.”
Bowden coached Florida State from 1976-2009, remodeling the Seminoles right into a nationwide powerhouse. His file of 304-97-4 in 34 seasons included two nationwide titles and 12 ACC championships. Prior to Florida State, Bowden was the coach at West Virginia (1970-75) and Howard College (1959-62), which is now Samford.
Bobby joined spouse Ann and older son Tommy, the previous Clemson coach, in Monroe for Terry’s formal introduction as ULM coach in January.
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