Bobby Bowden on Point Spreads
I caught Bobby Bowden’s interview before I jumped in on his son’s interview, and let me tell you, Bowden is sheer entertainment each week. I have always thought that the Florida State football team would be one of the best football beats in the country. Never a dull moment and the coach could say just about anything. Case in point: A Seattle columnist today asked Bobby Bowden is he ever pays attention to the point spreads of his games.
Bowden said he does, and that he looks at the spread in the newspaper and “kind of enjoys looking at it.” Bowden made clear to point out, “I don’t bet.” When asked whether he ever hears from alumni after games regarding the point spread, Bowden offered a hearty laugh and said, “I’m sure we hear from some nuts who” bet on the games and they say, “Why didn’t you go for two? Why didn’t you do this?”
Many coaches this week are talking spread offenses. Bowden is asked about point spreads. Gotta love it.
On a related note, I was surprised to hear the spread for the Clemson-Maryland game was something like 11 points. Who thinks that is a bit too much respect for the Tigers? I see this game being close, but I’ll have a prediction later in the week.
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