If you need evidence that Diddy Bowden continues to creak along past his prime, read this sad quote (h/t The Wiz of Odds):
Florida State coach Bobby Bowden said the NCAA’s intention to nullify some of his victories because of an academic cheating scandal is ”unfair” and said that the NCAA “might not like us because we didn’t change our name from Seminoles.”
That’s treading close to tinfoil hat territory. What’s next – that Miles Brand is an alien from the tenth dimension who can’t stand the war chant?
The academic scandal is bad enough in and of itself. But what Bowden is doing now guarantees that it’s going to remain a front and center distraction for his team this season. That can’t be good. And the more he harps on it, particularly with ludicrous protestations like this one, the more he makes it a bigger part of his legacy.
The topper is that it’s stupidly counterproductive. Does Diddy think he’s made it more likely for the NCAA to reverse itself on appeal by accusing it of PC bias?