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Ripped from the sidebar of espn.com, I'll talk about some stuff that is happening in college football.

Florida State Boosters want Bowden to retire

Finally, Florida State boosters are starting to act like Penn State boosters, trying to force Bobby Bowden into premature retirement.  I don't see this action having anymore traction in Talahassee than it has up in Pennsylvania.  Bowden basically made the Florida State program and can stay as long as he wants.  If I had to venture a guess I'd say that Bowden and Paterno keep coaching till one dies and the other gets the all time wins record for good.  Right now Bowden is ahead by 4 wins.  Here's a choice quote from the Seminole booster that the WorldWide Leader interviewed.

I don't have a problem with him being the 'CEO' of Florida State. To me, the issue is wins and losses for the last five and a half years. If this was a Fortune 500 company or an NFL team, there would be change. The record is simply deteriorating.

Bobby Bowden hasn't been anything more than the "CEO" of Florida State football for at least a few years now, and I see no reason why he couldn't have renewed success if he put better coordinators around him.

Drew Tate may not play against Northern Illinois

If he decides to get surgery on his thumb, the Iowa quarterback will not play against Northern Illinois.  Jason Manson will probably start, and I hope we all remember how that turned out against Syracuse.  He'll be out for at least three weeks, which means he's still possible for the Texas vs. the rest of the US senior bowl challenge.  He still seems the best option for the Texas team, since, as Vice President Coco reminded us, he did play high school ball in Texas.

Bobby Reid should be back for Nebraska

Bobby Reid should be back from a concussion this week.  When asked whether Reid would start this weekend coach Mike Gundy said:

I think it'll be Bobby Reid.  I don't know that for sure...I'm not even sure I'd categorize what he had as a concussion, dinged in the head is what I'd categorize it.

ringing endorsement.  I'll go out on a limb and say OSU had no chance without Reid this weekend, but what do y'all think their chances are with him?  They've shown some spark this season, albeit against Kansas.  In terms of stats, Bobby Reid and Adarius Bowmann lead the Big XII in passing and receiving, respectively.

That's everything interesting as PB already touched on Lokey's injury.  Enjoy the rest of your day.

--AR--