A mediocre team coming off a 7-6 season with 10 players suspended for the first three games because of an academic scandal. Twelve losses in two seasons. A once-proud program without a 10-win season since 2003. Michael Cunningham of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel writes that it's time for Florida State's Bobby Bowden to call it quits.
"It's not fair for Bowden to stay at FSU and run a mediocre program, but he gets to decide what mediocre means. You can say that's his right considering what he's done for the program since 1976 but, darn it, it's time to move on."
Cunningham adds: "Perhaps I'm being too harsh because I'm not emotionally invested in the Seminoles. Maybe I don't have the proper perspective because I was barely more than a baby when Bobby took over this program.
"But, darn it, I'm just going on what Bowden says. The Seminoles are putting out mediocre football teams, so it's not fair for him to stay."