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Perfect Ending
Tim Layden
January 10, 2000
Unbeaten Florida State made up for past missteps—and won the national title—with a storybook finish against feisty Virginia Tech
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January 10, 2000

Perfect Ending

Unbeaten Florida State made up for past missteps—and won the national title—with a storybook finish against feisty Virginia Tech

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He's told of Ann's confession and throws his head back in laughter. What was it Bowden had told his players before the game? "Think about all you did to get here; think about what this means." It was fine for Bowden, himself, to be honest now. "I didn't want to put pressure on my team to win for me," he said in the postgame quiet. "But Ann was telling the truth. The dadgum truth."

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