Should FSU's Bobby Bowden resign?

The Tampa Tribune's Martin Fennelly thinks he should, and he says so in a front-page story today with the headline, "Bobby, It's Time To Do The Right Thing."

The reason, of course, is that FSU's athletics department, which Bowden's football teams have covered with glory, is now covered in, well, shit. Because a bunch of athletes allegedly cheated on, among other things, online music quizzes. They had to cheat on online music quizzes? Sheesh.

Here's Fennelly's opening salvo:

It's time.

It's time for Bobby Bowden, who is Florida State athletics, to do a far, far better thing, which is saying something given all he has given FSU, college football and plain folk everywhere.

It's time to go.

I take no pleasure in saying that. None.

But the other shoe has dropped. The NCAA shoe. And it's steel-toed.

Fennelly goes on like that, pretty steel-toed himself. (I like that about Martin Fennelly.)

What do you think? And why should we care?

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