January 28, 2009

Bobby Bowden signs one-year extension

Longtime Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden has signed a one-year contract extension with the ACC school through the 2009 season.

The 79-year-old Bowden is the second-winningest coach in major college football history, one victory behind Penn State's Joe Paterno.

I am glad to get it signed, up for another year like I said I would do after each year, he said on the school's Web site Wednesday. I appreciate the university's support. We are busy recruiting and looking forward to next season.

His record in 33 seasons in Tallahassee is 309-91-4 with two national championships, and the nation's longest active bowl appearance streak at 27.

Next season, he will be paid just under $2.5 million, the same as 2008.

In 43 years as a college football head coach, Bowden's career record is 382-123-4, including 42-26 at West Virginia from 1970-75, and 31-6 at Samford University, his alma mater, from 1959-1962.