From ESPN's Mark Schlabach;
Legendary Florida State coach Bobby Bowden, who built one of college football's greatest dynasties in 34 seasons with the Seminoles, plans to announce his retirement Tuesday morning, sources close to the situation told ESPN.com...According to sources, Bowden was given two options: return to FSU in 2010 as an ambassador to the program, in which he would have little input in the day-to-day operations of the program, or retire after the Seminoles' upcoming bowl game.
FSU's season long coup is now complete and an era ends in Tallahassee. Bowden never defeated Urban Meyer or Tim Tebow and his last win against the Gators was the 2003 ACC Refs/Swindle In The Swamp. We're only sad to see him go in that I was hoping FSU would go back to being a girl's school under his watch. Although, from what I've seen of Jimbo Fisher against Meyer (three games at FSU, 12ppg, one touchdown; two games at LSU, 15ppg, four touchdowns), Fisher doesn't look like much of an improvement. Big congrats to FSU for humanely removing Bobby Bowden before the NCAA takes away 14 of his wins for university-sponsored cheating. Now they just need to pull down Bowden's statue, Baghdad style.