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Bill Peterson William E. Peterson (May 15, 1920 – August 5, 1993) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. His career included head coaching stops at Florida State University, Rice University and with the Houston Oilers of the National Football League (NFL).
In 1968, FSU football coach Bill Peterson recruited and signed two Black players – Calvin Patterson from Miami and Ernest Cook Jr. from Daytona Beach. Cook, however, changed his mind about...
The 1960 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1960 NCAA University Division football season. In 1960, Bill Peterson became head coach, and he coached 11 seasons, and compiled a 62–42–11 record.  Schedule [ edit] References [ edit] ^ "FSU Football 1960–1969". Nolefan.org. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
This was Bill Peterson 's fourth year as head coach, and he led the team to a 4–5–1 record. While an FSU student and before he became famous as lead vocalist for The Doors, Jim Morrison was arrested for public drunkenness, resisting arrest, and disturbing the peace at the September 28 game against TCU.  Schedule [ edit] Roster [ edit]
In their fifth season under head coach Bill Peterson, the Seminoles compiled a 9–1–1 record, were ranked No. 11 in the final UPI Coaches Poll, defeated Oklahoma in the Gator Bowl, and outscored opponents by a total of 263 to 85. 
Team captain Gene McDowell pulled a small piece of grass from the field, which was presented to Moore at the next football practice. Moore and FSU coach Bill Peterson had the sod buried on the practice field as a symbol of victory. A monument was placed to commemorate the triumph and the tradition of the sod game was born.
With the arrival of head coach Bill Peterson in 1960, the Seminoles began their move to national prominence. Under Peterson's direction, the Seminoles beat the Florida Gators for the first time in 1964 and earned their first major bowl bid. Peterson also led the Seminoles to their first ever top ten ranking.