An announcement regarding Bobby Bowden’s future is expected on Tuesday, and it could get very, very weird in Tallahassee between now and then. Bowden was quoted by ESPN.com on the decision to come back to Tallahassee in 2010:â†µ
“I make the decision,” Bowden said after the luncheon. “I make the decision.”â†µ
Saying it twice doesn’t mean he’s coming back, however. Bowden will have to accept a reduced role next to coach-in-waiting Jimbo Fisher, a phrase most likely meaning “I get to fire some of the dead weight you’ve been keeping on the coaching staff.”â†µ
If Bowden refuses to accept the terms, he’ll leave, and thus end the second-longest run in NCAA football coaching. As a Florida fan, let me just say I oppose this move, and repeat my stance that Bowden can stay as long as he likes, especially if he keeps losing to Florida.