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Bowden article on front page of

By Mike Rasor Published: April 20, 2012


A story about Akron's football program is featured on the front page of

The story, I believe, is an accurate portrayal of the program. One thing bothered me. Terry Bowden related his initial conversation with the search firm:

He told me he'd had his eye on the Akron job for several years, though it is an odd job for anyone to covet: Before the school chased Bowden, they went after a former Zips player and assistant coach named Paul Winters, who led Wayne State to the Division II national championship game last season. And Winters chose to stay at Wayne State instead. Only then, Bowden says, did he get the phone call from the search firm.

"So I tell him, 'Yes, I'm interested,'" he says. "And the guy goes, 'Really?'"

We need to hire a better recruiting firm. You know, one without a loser attitude. Maybe that's why we lost out on Paul Winters.

The Spring Game is Saturday at 3 p.m. I'll be there.

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