Bowden returning to Florida State

Updated: January 9, 2009, 10:55 AM ET
Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Bobby Bowden says he'll be back for a 34th season as coach at Florida State.

The 79-year-old Bowden said Friday that details of his new contract are being finalized. He also said his longtime defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews will return.

Bowden earns slightly more than $2 million a year.

Bowden's 382 career wins are one fewer than Penn State's 82-year-old Joe Paterno, who is the winningest coach in major college football.

Florida State was 9-4 in 2008 and finished No. 21 in the final Associated Press poll.


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