Bowden not retiring anytime soon

Updated: August 4, 2004, 2:26 AM ET
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The problem with today's college football players?

Too much motherly love and not enough discipline from daddy, according to Florida State coach Bobby Bowden.

"[A player] needs discipline from a male. Not a mama. They all want to wear earrings like their mama. They all want to look like their mama. Because their mama is raising them," the outspoken Bowden said Monday at the Florida Sportswriters Association Media Days event.

Current Seminoles players needn't worry, however, as Bowden plans on being there to bring that discipline to Florida State for a 29th season.

"I simply have no desire to quit. I'm sure there are some alumni who would love to see me hang it up and go get somebody younger. But as far as I'm concerned, I'd rather do this than retire," Bowden told The Charlotte Observer.