When he retired as assistant football coach in June, 1986, Bob Harbison took with him a huge chunk of FSU athletic history. He had coached football at Florida State for 37 of the school's 39 years on
the gridiron. Harbie was also the first Seminole golf coach.
This fine Indiana Hoosier lineman joined Don Veller's staff in 1948 and spent most of his career coaching offensive and defensive linemen. His most famous unit was the 1964 defensive forewall named
the "Seven Magnificents."
Harbie was renowned as a scout and as a precise teacher of the technique of line play. A major factor in FSU's rapid rise from small college to national power in football was Bob Harbison's