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.....coming as head coach? What are some of your memories of that time about football.

I was at FSU during the Larry Jones and D. Mudra period. I remember as an undergrad there was serious talk of droppping football as an intercollegiate sport. Incredible!

Wow, do I appreciate Bobby and what he has done for FSU. Hold on tight. There is more good stuff to come.

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Me too (71-75) - I remember those days as well - started off with Huff the magic dragon in my freshman and Sophomore years, then into the very lean years my junior & senior years (1-21). Didn't miss a game - I was definitely a glutton for punishment back then.

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"I was at FSU during the Larry Jones and D. Mudra period. I remember as an undergrad there was serious talk of droppping football as an intercollegiate sport. Incredible!"

Me too!



Posted on 1/22 7:42 PM | IP: Logged

I was at FSU for the Bill Peterson, Steve Tensi, Fred Biletnikoff years. Great time.



Posted on 1/22 7:43 PM | IP: Logged

I was at FSU during Coach Peterson's reign. In 1969, I remember the "flood" game with Wichita State in the opener......27 turnovers (10 for FSU and 17 for Wichita State). It took me a week to dry my wallet and money out. FSU won 24-0.

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back then the only posters were like the ones on my wall of women like Farrah Fawcett



Posted on 1/22 7:51 PM | IP: Logged

Well I didn't go to FSU til 84, but growing up in Tally, started going to games in 66'. Great times (and not so great). But driving right up to the stadium and parking under the erector set 20 feet from the gate wasn't bad.



Posted on 1/22 7:53 PM | IP: Logged

I remember the 69 Witchita State game too. It was my freshman year. Bill Peterson did alot to put us on the map.



Posted on 1/22 8:06 PM | IP: Logged

My family moved to Tallahassee the same year Bowden started at FSU. We still get angry because he get all the credit for turning the program around and winning all those games. In reality, it could be the fact that we came to Tallahassee and became fans that year. Who's to say what the right answer is?



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Class of '71

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Originally at FSU during Coach Pete's era; loved watching 'Jingle Joints' play! Remember lsitening to the AL game in Salley Hall dorm room 37-37 tie. Back then you got dressed up to go to football games,especially homecoming, and you could sit anywhere you wanted in the stadium. Returned to Tally in '73 and used to take the kids to the games because it was cheaper than a babysitter. Suffered through the Jones and Mudra eras and like everyone else wondered who Bobby Bowden was. Really love Coach and what he has done for the University.



Posted on 1/22 8:38 PM | IP: Logged

My dad was a scout for the team during Coach Pete. Almost every family vacation we went somewhere to see someone punt. My Grandfather was huge in financially getting the program off the ground. Jeff B. and I are the same age. They ( the Bowden's) used to come to our house to swim in Gulf Breeze when we were kids.

In 1978, when I graduated from high school, I had no choice of schools. All my dad said was ' Which dorm do you want to be in?'

When I was dating boys at FSU, sometimes I got caught up in the intellectual types. If they didnt care about going to the football games, I dropped them immediately.

Posted on 1/22 8:52 PM | IP: Logged

I was there during the Tom Nugent, Perry Moss, Bill Peterson era. Back then players played both ways offense and defense. Corso played quarterback and defensive back. There was no scholarship limits and it was not unusual to have an incoming freshmen class of over 60 players. Coach Pete really got the program rolling although Tom Nugent was a master of the passing game.

Posted on 1/22 8:53 PM | IP: Logged

My first two years were 0-11 and 1-10. Actually, it makes one appreciate back-to-back 7-6 years. Kinda...



Posted on 1/22 8:53 PM | IP: Logged

I wasn't born yet, and i'm a college graduate

Posted on 1/22 8:54 PM | IP: Logged

...kinda liked it when an all girls school



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My first two years were 0-11 and 1-10. Actually, it makes one appreciate back-to-back 7-6 years. Kinda...

I started in 1973 as well. We su..ed! Graduated in 1978. It certainly makes you appreciate what Bobby did for FSU. Although I do remember we were allowed to carry coolers into the game in 1973. Can't imagine that now...

Posted on 1/22 9:19 PM | IP: Logged

71-75. We used to get "don't care drunk" on bacardi and coke during the 0-11 and 1-10 seasons in the erector set. Ah, the good old days.

Posted on 1/22 9:22 PM | IP: Logged

1969-1973, then grad school 1974-76. I worked at Sunland during the 74 and 75 season, and suffered through all of that period as well. We took the residents to all of the home games.

When BB arrived on campus during the summer, PE and LSS grad students were invited to a BBQ to welcome him. The boys were running around. Anyone else remember that?

Posted on 1/22 9:36 PM | IP: Logged

NevadaNole,

I was at that game also. Friday it rained 11 inches and Saturday we received 10 more.

Posted on 1/22 9:41 PM | IP: Logged

Kev..when I got to FSU in 1961, I think there was like less than 1500 men and about 6000 women. That was probably an exageration, but there were a lot of women and not many men still.

You could sit anywhere in the stadium you wanted and we did dress up for the games usually with a trench coat to hide the flasks. I think we had about 12,000 total at the games against Furman and Tampa. But 1964 is a nugget that will never be equaled in my opinion and I was there. When the gate cheerleaders urged the UF fans to "give us an orange, orange, orange", we accomodated them as we all brought oranges to the stadium. I was gone by the time the bad times moved in during the early to mid-seventies.

Posted on 1/22 9:43 PM | IP: Logged

My first year was the same as Coach Bowden's. I remember during the 1977 season if you bought two Crystal Meals, you could get a ticket to that weekends game. It was the FSU vs Miami game. My how times have changed.

Posted on 1/22 9:51 PM | IP: Logged

Started at FSU in '68, left in '75 with two degrees. Have fond memories of Coach Pete, I really liked that guy. He was the first to put us on the map. Did any team throw the ball like us back then?



Posted on 1/22 10:10 PM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by highstepper 44:
NevadaNole,

I was at that game also. Friday it rained 11 inches and Saturday we received 10 more.



I was there too. It was during sorority rush. You cannot imagine what a disaster that was trying to get those rushees around in that downpour.

I thought the games were almost more fun then. You could easily sneak in flasks in your purse for your date. We all dressed up and you could sit anywhere you wanted to. The fraternities could have booze in their houses and the after game parties were great. It was truly the Animal House days.

Coach Pete was one of a kind. Remember the Tucker Fredrickson fiasco when he transposed the first letters of Tucker's name on live TV? O my.

I got picked as a Garnet and Gold girl. You tried out by going downstairs in the dorm and one of the coaches looked over the girls who were there and pointed and said "you, and you, and you". Thanks for coming ladies.
The coach who picked the year I was in it was Dan Henning.

Times were different, but fun.

Posted on 1/22 10:11 PM | IP: Logged

I was there during the 0-11 and 1-10 seasons. The next year(my last) we improved to 3-8. There was no ESPN then and very few games on tv. I remember thinking we would never be on tv and never go to a bowl. They decided to play day games then and they were at 1:00 PM. Man, was it hot. You could park right next to the stadium, buy a ticket 5 minutes before the game, sit anywhere you wanted and openly drink all you wanted. I rarely stayed past halftime because we were usually way behind by then.

Posted on 1/22 10:12 PM | IP: Logged

I was around just prior to and during the Huff years. I recall his fourth quarter in Doak against the Gators, he was a sophomore I believe, not starting and we were down a bunch. He came in and led us to three scores I believe it was, to make it close, a prelude to Kannel's success in the "Choke in Doak" years later.

Huff went on to have very good success, including a good performance against ASU and their nationally ranked [top 10 team in the inaugural Fiesta Bowl. We surprised people by playing them very close, which in those days gave us all a feeling of accomplishment.

Players I recall round that time included the early CB stars - JT Thomas, Bobby Butler and Eddie McMillan on Defense and WR's Rhett Dawson and Barry Smith on offense.

The Jones and Mudra years were painful, then Bobby created the new FSU football program. Anyone remember 37-9? How sweet it was, and, save the last few years, has been ever since, though going bowling every year would have been success before Bobby, no matter the record.



Posted on 1/22 10:15 PM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by Daddy-OO:
Class of '71


Far OUT, Daddy OO. Me too!

Posted on 1/22 10:16 PM | IP: Logged

And Coach Pete would always pick the biggest potato chip you ever saw out of the bag for the Golden Flake commercials and cram it into his mouth. I can see it in my minds eye like it was yesterday. Those were the days. We certainly have a different perspective on our current situation than the younger fans.



Posted on 1/22 10:21 PM | IP: Logged

Didn't start at FSU until '79 but grew up in Tally and remember the Pete/Jones/Mudra years prior to Bowden. What is really funny is that when I was in high school, I would just walk into Doak (nothing more than erector set) and run the stadium steps, and then just walk on the field and throw the football around with my buddies. No one ever told us to get lost. Those were the days!



Posted on 1/22 10:29 PM | IP: Logged

We're talking the FSU of 16,000 students.

Blizzard on West Tennessee
Sweet Shop
Mecca
Silver Slipper
Mom and Dad's
Garcia's
Skyline Restaurant
Jerry's
Lum's
CHANELO's Pizza. Loved the tuna boat.
Ken's
The Keg. Fraternity fights.
Wagon Wheel on Tennessee
Tucker's
Seafood place at the bridge in Panacea
Posey's pool hall
The sinks
Budweiser Creek
GINORMOUS fresh chocolate chip cookies for .25 in the dorm vending machines
cable tv from Atlanta
John McQuirk Channel 6 Sports
registration in Tully
Dave Cowens
The Palace (yeah, it's THAT old)
A Frame parties off Lake Bradford
Campus dress code
The Infirmary
McDonald's on West Tennessee

Posted on 1/22 10:44 PM | IP: Logged

I was here during the Peterson era. My freshman year was 1964, which was a great team and we beat the Gators for the first time. I graduated after the 1967 season when we beat them again. I returned here for grad school in 1972 and we had not beaten them once while I was gone. On the other hand, the basketball team was in the final four.

Posted on 1/22 11:21 PM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by goldmom:
We're talking the FSU of 16,000 students.

Blizzard on West Tennessee
Sweet Shop
Mecca
Silver Slipper
Mom and Dad's
Garcia's
Skyline Restaurant
Jerry's
Lum's
CHANELO's Pizza. Loved the tuna boat.
Ken's
The Keg. Fraternity fights.
Wagon Wheel on Tennessee
Tucker's
Seafood place at the bridge in Panacea
Posey's pool hall
The sinks
Budweiser Creek
GINORMOUS fresh chocolate chip cookies for .25 in the dorm vending machines
cable tv from Atlanta
John McQuirk Channel 6 Sports
registration in Tully
Dave Cowens
The Palace (yeah, it's THAT old)
A Frame parties off Lake Bradford
Campus dress code
The Infirmary
McDonald's on West Tennessee


the bedroom

Posted on 1/22 11:23 PM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by goldmom:
We're talking the FSU of 16,000 students.

Blizzard on West Tennessee
Sweet Shop
Mecca
Silver Slipper
Mom and Dad's
Garcia's
Skyline Restaurant
Jerry's
Lum's
CHANELO's Pizza. Loved the tuna boat.
Ken's
The Keg. Fraternity fights.
Wagon Wheel on Tennessee
Tucker's
Seafood place at the bridge in Panacea
Posey's pool hall
The sinks
Budweiser Creek
GINORMOUS fresh chocolate chip cookies for .25 in the dorm vending machines
cable tv from Atlanta
John McQuirk Channel 6 Sports
registration in Tully
Dave Cowens
The Palace (yeah, it's THAT old)
A Frame parties off Lake Bradford
Campus dress code
The Infirmary
McDonald's on West Tennessee


The Infirmary, better know as the medical hobby shop.
Lums, wow, that's a name from the past.



Posted on 1/22 11:37 PM | IP: Logged

I was at FSU from 70 - 74. Good to see some "old" posters such as myself.

Posted on 1/22 11:38 PM | IP: Logged

I was there when it became FSU... 1947. Picked players for a team after the fall term started and then picked a coach.. two coaches. played a five game schedule beginning with Stetson. Scored first but lost. Lost all five games. Lots of fun.

Posted on 1/22 11:46 PM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by goldmom:
We're talking the FSU of 16,000 students.

Blizzard on West Tennessee
Sweet Shop
Mecca
Silver Slipper
Mom and Dad's
Garcia's
Skyline Restaurant
Jerry's
Lum's
CHANELO's Pizza. Loved the tuna boat.
Ken's
The Keg. Fraternity fights.
Wagon Wheel on Tennessee
Tucker's
Seafood place at the bridge in Panacea
Posey's pool hall
The sinks
Budweiser Creek
GINORMOUS fresh chocolate chip cookies for .25 in the dorm vending machines
cable tv from Atlanta
John McQuirk Channel 6 Sports
registration in Tully
Dave Cowens
The Palace (yeah, it's THAT old)
A Frame parties off Lake Bradford
Campus dress code
The Infirmary
McDonald's on West Tennessee



At FSU from 70 - 74. To add to this list:

The Electric Eye (a bar/dance club - where I first met my wife)
The Great Escape (bar/dance club)
Big Daddy's Lounge
Krispy Kreme on W. Tennessee (for late night munchies)
Pizza Inn on W. Tennessee
The Silver Dollar (beer joint next to the Sweet Shop)

Posted on 1/22 11:58 PM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by goldmom:
We're talking the FSU of 16,000 students.

Blizzard on West Tennessee
Sweet Shop
Mecca
Silver Slipper
Mom and Dad's
Garcia's
Skyline Restaurant
Jerry's
Lum's
CHANELO's Pizza. Loved the tuna boat.
Ken's
The Keg. Fraternity fights.
Wagon Wheel on Tennessee
Tucker's
Seafood place at the bridge in Panacea
Posey's pool hall
The sinks
Budweiser Creek
GINORMOUS fresh chocolate chip cookies for .25 in the dorm vending machines
cable tv from Atlanta
John McQuirk Channel 6 Sports
registration in Tully
Dave Cowens
The Palace (yeah, it's THAT old)
A Frame parties off Lake Bradford
Campus dress code
The Infirmary
McDonald's on West Tennessee


wow the Palace probably has changed not one bit... Hey Goldmom or anyone, where were some of these places located back in the day?

Originally posted by goldmom:
We're talking the FSU of 16,000 students.

Blizzard on West Tennessee
Sweet Shop
Mecca
Silver Slipper
Mom and Dad's
Garcia's
Skyline Restaurant
Jerry's
Lum's
CHANELO's Pizza. Loved the tuna boat.
Ken's
The Keg. Fraternity fights.
Wagon Wheel on Tennessee
Tucker's
Seafood place at the bridge in Panacea
Posey's pool hall
The sinks
Budweiser Creek
GINORMOUS fresh chocolate chip cookies for .25 in the dorm vending machines
cable tv from Atlanta
John McQuirk Channel 6 Sports
registration in Tully
Dave Cowens
The Palace (yeah, it's THAT old)
A Frame parties off Lake Bradford
Campus dress code
The Infirmary
McDonald's on West Tennessee


Originally posted by goldmom:
We're talking the FSU of 16,000 students.

Blizzard on West Tennessee
Sweet Shop
Mecca
Silver Slipper
Mom and Dad's
Garcia's
Skyline Restaurant
Jerry's
Lum's
CHANELO's Pizza. Loved the tuna boat.
Ken's
The Keg. Fraternity fights.
Wagon Wheel on Tennessee
Tucker's
Seafood place at the bridge in Panacea
Posey's pool hall
The sinks
Budweiser Creek
GINORMOUS fresh chocolate chip cookies for .25 in the dorm vending machines
cable tv from Atlanta
John McQuirk Channel 6 Sports
registration in Tully
Dave Cowens
The Palace (yeah, it's THAT old)
A Frame parties off Lake Bradford
Campus dress code
The Infirmary
McDonald's on West Tennessee





Posted on 1/23 12:05 AM | IP: Logged

During the 1-10 season we beat Miami. I remember going to the airport early the next day and greeting the team as they flew in on a foggy Sunday morning.
Those were the days. Any victory was a big deal. How spoiled we've become.

Posted on 1/23 7:28 AM | IP: Logged

Since 1960 for me. It has been a great ride!!!!

Posted on 1/23 8:18 AM | IP: Logged

I started going to games as a kid selling peanuts in the stands when Tom Nugent was the coach...never made too much money 'cause I'd spend my time watching football instead of hungry fans. Haven't missed but 3-4 home games since I started as an FSU undergrad in 1963-- been there for the highs and the lows and am optimistic tha twe;re on track for a new run at the highest level yet.

Regards,
--Bubba



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Originally posted by goldmom:




Originally posted by Daddy-OO:
Class of '71




Far OUT, Daddy OO. Me too!



Me three.

Posted on 1/23 8:30 AM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by mcjon:
I was at FSU for the Bill Peterson, Steve Tensi, Fred Biletnikoff years. Great time.


Same here.
jc, class of '65.



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Originally posted by mcjon:
I was at FSU for the Bill Peterson, Steve Tensi, Fred Biletnikoff years. Great time.


I was with you. Class of 1966. Those were great years at FSU.



Posted on 1/23 9:35 AM | IP: Logged

Good post down memory lane!
was there 1970-73 and became a life time Nole fan in 1962.
Nice to see things thru lens of perspective



Posted on 1/23 10:14 AM | IP: Logged

HINT: I remember lugging an ice chest into the stadium for games!

Posted on 1/23 10:23 AM | IP: Logged

12/77 grad. man, those were the years, I can only remember seeing one win in person my entire time in college. We were a complete joke before BB.

Posted on 1/23 10:27 AM | IP: Logged

Sorry but Cheryl Tiegs and Farah Faucet was all I remember growing up at that age. I was a Big Ten kid grew up in Midwest only knew of Burt Reynolds and the Noles!



Posted on 1/23 10:31 AM | IP: Logged

GM


I have thought of Tuckers recently. They were still there in the early '80s.


"All you can eat fried chicken" those were the days...

I can relate to a bunch of your list especially kens and my home (aka OX house on wildwood) in front of Budweiser creek.

You mature alum sure did a nice job of getting Tally in shape for we followers.

My hat is off to all of you. Thanks and Scalllp Em!

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