Bowden Gives Fisher Sinatra-esque Advice

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A parting piece of advice from Florida
State coach Bobby Bowden to successor Jimbo Fisher: "Do it your
way."

Though Fisher's way could look a lot like Bowden's way.

Fisher says a lot of his "principles and values and the way I
do things came from coach Bowden."

One thing that could be different - Fisher wants to make sure he
recruits smart players.

Fisher Monday addressed an ESPN report that some recent FSU players couldn't read.

Fisher says players with bad grades usually aren't good players.
He says, "Why would I want a guy who's not going to be good in
the classroom because I've got to teach them the same things on the
field."

Bowden will retire after Florida State plays West Virginia in the Gator Bowl.


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