"Florida State offensive coordinator Jeff Bowden resigned Tuesday, just three days after the Seminoles were shut out for the first time in 233 games.
His resignation will be effective at the end of this season, athletic director David Hart Jr. said.
Bobby Bowden has stood by his son's performance as offensive coordinator despite a notable decline in scoring and yardage gained in the past half dozen seasons.
At his booster luncheon Monday, Bowden said he decided a couple of weeks ago to quit responding to critics seeking his son's ouster. The 77-year-old Bowden said he had reached the point where he was upset enough to punch somebody over the criticism his son was taking."