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Legendary FSU Coach Bobby Bowden to lie in repose

By Stephen Diener

UPDATE: FSU football fans will get a chance to say goodbye to the man who brought the program to unprecedented heights. Former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden passed away yesterday at the age of 91 of cancer. His body will lie in repose at the Capitol Rotunda Friday, and it will also lie at Doak Campbell Stadium. A public funeral service is set for Saturday at the Tucker Civic Center, and fans are encouraged to contribute to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Bobby Bowden, the longtime Florida State football coach who led the Seminoles to a pair of national championships in the 1990s, has died at the age of 91.

Bowden, who finished his career second in all time wins behind the late Joe Paterno of Penn State passed away Sunday morning after a battle with pancreatic cancer, the school announced.

Bowden was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006 and was a two-time Atlantic Coast Conference coach of the year, won a dozen ACC championships, and two national titles during his 34 season reign in Tallahassee.

The patriarch of a football family, Bowden coached the Seminoles from 1976 until his retirement after the 2009 season. He was 80 when he coached his final game.

Bowden was a true legend of the game and will be missed by Florida St and all football fans alike.

RIP Coach.