The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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December 30, 2009

Stewart has already been to big dance with a Bowden

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Everyone knows about Bobby Bowden being hanged in effigy in Morgantown before he departed for what proved to be the greener pastures of Florida State.

Some things never change.

What you might not know about is who his daughter Robyn’s dance partner was for a dance class at WVU.

None other than Bill Stewart, now WVU’s head coach.

Bowden let that cat out of the bag during a news conference Wednesday morning.

West Virginia (9-3) plays Florida State (6-6) Friday in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

“I think it was a Dance 150 class,” Stewart said later Wednesday morning.

Of course, she was dating a teammate, and “you never backdoor a teammate,” Stewart said. “At least I didn’t. But I sure did enjoy that dance class with Robyn Bowden.”

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By the looks of the local media, there is one team playing in the Gator Bowl Friday and that is Florida State.

For obvious reasons.

It is Bowden’s final game. The Florida Times Union is planning a 10-page special section on Bowden’s career and the city is naming a street after Bowden, who is the Gator Bowl parade’s grand marshal.

WVU is a prohibitive underdog based on it being Bowden’s last game as the Seminoles’ coach.

“I’d say (WVU is the underdog),” Stewart said. “As I said, I’m just a drop in the bucket compared to him.”

He was asked about being a part of Bowden’s final game.

“Ask me after the game,” Stewart said. “As you know, none of our lads were recruited by Florida State. We know what we’re up against. There will be 70,000 fans in there (cheering for FSU). All I care about is the 1.5 million back in West Virginia and Mountaineers everywhere.”

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