NEW YORK â€” Bobby Bowden did not want to retire.
â€œFired might be a little too strong,â€ the former Florida State coach said Tuesday in an interview with The Associated Press. â€œPushed out ainâ€™t bad. I was pushed out, no doubt about it. I didnâ€™t want but one more year. Gosh, Iâ€™m 80.â€
Bowden retired â€” at least technically â€” after Florida State went 7-6 last season, the third time in the last five seasons the Seminoles barely broke .500.
The coach doesnâ€™t act bitter, but he wants to make sure the record is straight.
â€œI didnâ€™t want them to spread the story that I voluntarily, happily resigned,â€ said Bowden, who was in New York to begin a promotional tour for his new book, â€œCalled to Coach.â€
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