Now her husband sat in a small room near the Florida State dressing room, wiping his custom-made wraparound glasses. He'd just finished talking by phone to President Clinton, in his own inimitable way. "How come you're not working tonight?" he had asked the President at the start. And then at the very finish, he'd signed off with, "See you, buddy."
When 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."