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— Nick Saban, Head Coach, University of Alabama
“When I was a young coach, Bobby Bowden was a hero to me. As I got older, he became an example. For all of us, he has been a benchmark. He did things the right way and reached out to help so many of us through the years. He left anyone who was fortunate enough to be around him with a true understanding of what it means to be a coach.”
— Mack Brown, Head Coach, University of Texas
“When Bobby speaks, I listen. When he writes, I read. You will be grateful you read this book. Then you will know why I, and millions of people, love and respect Bobby Bowden.”
— Lou Holtz, Former Coach, College Football Analyst, ESPN
“Bobby Bowden was coach and mentor to thousands of young men throughout his remarkable 55-year career, and he took that responsibility very seriously. He provided a living example of character and integrity; nurturing not only great football players, but also fine husbands, fathers and role models for future generations. Called to Coach is a story about one of our true national treasures.”
— President Jimmy Carter
“Coach Bowden has had an enduring impact on an untold number lives for such a long period of time. Aside from my father, Coach Bowden is the most influential man in my life. I’m certain there are countless others who could say the same thing. Any success I have in the coaching business I owe mostly to Coach Bowden.”
— Mark Richt, Head Coach, University of Georgia
“Coach Bowden transcends football. He is a man who leveraged his position as a winning football coach into a living example of the Christian values he believed in. Then he shared them with his players. He personifies the ultimate father in that he inspired us to be the best that we could be, helping us build our mind, body, and spirit through the game he loved. This book will deliver his message to others who will benefit—just like I have, from the life, the wisdom, and the grace, that is, Coach Bobby Bowden.”
— Warrick Dunn
"We all know Bobby has been incredibly successful on the football field, but I believe his real success lies in how many lives he has touched as a mentor, teacher, and friend! I know he has touched my life and I am better for it."
— Kenny Chesney
“I’ve had the privilege of knowing Bobby Bowden for more than thirty years. During my years of coaching at Nebraska, between 1980 and my last year of coaching in 1997, we played Florida State eight times. We won only twice and lost six times. Many of the games were very close and the winner would win the National Championship. Through all of those years of competition, I always respected and admired Bobby Bowden greatly. He stands for the right things, is a man of principle, was always honest in recruiting and exemplifies all that a Christian person should be. Called to Coach is a very interesting narrative of life in the coaching profession spanning nearly fifty years. I recommend the book highly.”
— Tom Osborne, Athletic Director, University of Nebraska
"Where would college football be without men like Bobby Bowden? I have long been a fan of his tireless dedication to athletic excellence, but it is his work off the field that makes me admire him even more. It is impossible to count the number of lives that have been influenced for the better by this great man. His leadership of young men made them champions both on and off the field."
— S. Truett Cathy, CEO, Founder, Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Great read! I enjoyed hearing Coach Bowden's perspective of certain events that took place during his time as coach.Published 1 month ago by Michelle
What else do you buy the Bobby Bowden fan in your life? My wife grew up in Florida where you rooted for the Noles or the Gators. Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Darwin
This is a very good book, even if you don't like football.
Bobby was reared in a sweet and loving family. He got is
deep faith in the Lord from his early life. Read more
if you like Bobby and his Seminoles, this is a good book; if you love the Lord, this is a great book!Published 8 months ago by Majac3356
I have not finished the book, but so far it has kept me interested. It is almost like you are there talking to Bobby in person. His outlook on life and football is inspiring.Published 10 months ago by duckhunter1034
Same old, Same old. Didn't finish it as it it so much like all the other sports books..That's it. GonePublished 13 months ago by Michael C. Ryan