Bowden bowing out

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State football coach Bobby
Bowden will end his 44-year coaching career after the 6-and-6
Seminoles play in a bowl game.

The 80-year-old Bowden will retire as the second winningest
coach in major-college football behind Penn State's Joe Paterno.
Bowden has won 388 games in his career at Samford, West Virginia
and Florida State, where he's spent the last 34 seasons.

Bowden captured two national titles with Florida State, in 1993
and 1999. Among his top achievements was a string of 14 straight
seasons ending in 2000 when the Seminoles won at least 10 games and
finished ranked in the top five of the AP poll.

FSU officials announced after the 2007 season that offensive
coordinator Jimbo Fisher would succeed Bowden.