"Most parents want their boys to go to church," he said. "Ive had atheists, Jews, Catholics and Muslims play for me, and Ive never not started a boy because of his faith. Im Christian, but all religions have some kind of commandments, and if kids would obey them, the world would be a better place."
In fact, he said, when about 70 percent of his players come from single-parent homes, or are reared by an extended family, it is his right and responsibility to be candid about his faith. "You got 90 kids in a history or psychology classroom around here, and a professor can stand up and say anything he wants in creation," Mr. Bowden said recently in an interview at his office. "Why cant I tell my boys what I believe?"
I might have to reevaluate my aversion to the Seminoles and the Bulldogs.