3 AM phone calls about player behavior. Alumni recruiting issues. Academic eligibility, media interviews, preparing for the next game, and speaking engagements. These are just a few of the waters that must be navigated by successful college football coaches.
Tommy Bowden grew up in college football learning the game from his father, legendary coach Bobby Bowden. Not only did he grasp the X’s and O’s, but also gained insight into the demands of a coach and how to handle the pressures that are part of the sport. When the inevitable issue would surface, he knew where to turn and face it with wisdom.