About the Author
Charlie Barnes was senior vice president and executive director of the Seminole Boosters until his retirement in 2012. He and Coach Bobby Bowden travelled together on the annual Seminole Booster banquet-and-golf circuit for more than 30 years, building up the Seminole Boosters organization. Barnes is a popular writer and speaker and is a featured columnist for the Seminole Boosters Unconquered magazine. He and his wife, Connie, are both alumni of Florida State University.