Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

2-Minute Drill

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

2-Minute Drill

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HULL A STAR

Brett Hull, the most sought-after free agent in the NHL this

year, signed a three-year, $17.5 million contract with the

Dallas Stars yesterday. The 33-year-old right wing became an

unrestricted free agent earlier this week after failing to reach

an agreement with the St. Louis Blues. See story, Page C-8.

ALABAMA ON HIS MIND

The top job at Alabama or Auburn was on Bobby Bowden's mind

when he became head coach at Florida State in 1976. A

Birmingham, Ala., native, Bowden said he always dreamed of one

day coaching in his home state. So when he left West Virginia

for Tallahassee, he still thought that dream was a reality. "I

felt like my life was being guided," Bowden said. "After three

or four years, I was going back to Tuscaloosa or Auburn." Bowden

said he thought he could have had the Auburn job in 1980 if he

had pursued it. He said he wasn't offered the Alabama job when

Bear Bryant retired in 1980 but was told he could have it in

1989 when Bill Curry left. "I thought about it about an hour and

said, `No, it's too late,' " Bowden said. He's also looking

forward to a scheduled 1999 matchup between Florida State and

Auburn, whose coach is his son, Terry. …

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