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Bobby Bowden gave enough

Chicago coaches have plenty to learn from retiring FSU coach

Updated: January 2, 2010, 11:41 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

I thought it was the way all coaches were supposed to be.

What did I know?

When I began covering Bobby Bowden's Florida State football team for the Orlando Sentinel in 1986, I had been a sportswriter for only three years. Up until then, I had covered high school coaches who didn't believe women should be in the press box, much less covering their teams. And for one year after that, I had covered the legendary John McKay when he led the not-so-legendary Tampa Bay Buccaneers ...

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