Bobby Bowden did not resign as head coach of the Florida State Seminoles. But on the other hand he states, being fired might be too strong a term. So therefore, we arrive at "pushed out". Not wanted, washed up, and pushed out. Such is the business of big time college athletics. You know, what have you done for me lately? In Bowden's case, he got it through the back by a university president he used to coach. They were close and Ole Bobby thought he was safe for one more year. He was wrong and now he's gone. End of story. For what it's worth, Opinion On Sports believes there should be a mandatory retirement age at colleges and universities, and that college football should ban the term "coach in waiting".