Ex-Florida State Seminoles coach Bobby Bowden would like to be part of a BCS committee. - ESPN
"I would be willing to serve on it," Bowden said Tuesday. "I think ex-coaches have a lot of wisdom. I watch the games. And I watch the game films on my iPad."
Bowden is a voting member of the Legends Poll, which for seven years has asked legendary ex-coaches to watch game footage from across the country, participate in conference call discussions and vote
"This Legends group is about as real a group as you can have," Bowden said. "I voted for years as an active coach. But what you're really doing then is putting yourself and your conference in position. I used to have an idea of what was going on around me. But now I really have an idea of what's going on around the country. When we're retired, we all have a better view."
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First reaction: No nominee to a possible selection committee will come without controversy or detractors. Bowden would be as good of a selection as any--or as bad.
He has a point that as a retired coach with a quantitative record of success, he does have more insight than your average sports pundit. Coaches who have won know what it takes to do so. Pundits who focus only on Jimmies and Joes rather than X's and O's... Not so much.