News Now: Fisher Is Bowden's Successor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Major college football's winningest coach, Florida State's Bobby Bowden, has agreed to a new contract for a 33rd season at the school.

University officials say the school also will significantly increase offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher's salary package with an eye toward having him eventually succeed Bowden, who is 78.

The deal hasn't been officially signed yet, and is still being finalized by the university and attorneys for both men.

Bowden's 373 career wins are two more than Penn State's Joe Paterno, who turns 81 later this month.

Bowden has 300 wins at Florida State, where he has won a pair of national championships and a dozen Atlantic Coast Conference titles during his 32 years at the school.

Bowden was paid about $2 million in 2006.

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  • by SUSAN Location: THRASH on Dec 10, 2007 at 11:31 AM
    WE LOVE YOU BOBBY ~~ Stay with us as long as you can ........ You have some big shoes to fill Jimbo
  • by MaryE Location: Tallahassee on Dec 10, 2007 at 10:23 AM
    to pay for the increase for Jimbo salary package take it from Bobby's salary since he will only be a "figurehead".
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