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FILE - In an Aug. 9, 2009, photo, then-Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden, right, and Jimbo Fisher, who succeeded Bowden for the 2010 season, pose during the NCAA college football team's media day in Tallahassee, Fla. Life after Bowden for Florida State's players has meant getting lessons in positive thinking as well as eating more beans and greens and less fried chicken and fast-food burgers. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)
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FILE - In an Aug. 9, 2009, photo, then-Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden, right, and Jimbo Fisher, who succeeded Bowden for the 2010 season, pose during the NCAA college football team's media day in Tallahassee, Fla. Life after Bowden for Florida State's players has meant getting lessons in positive thinking as well as eating more beans and greens and less fried chicken and fast-food burgers. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

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