His career as a football coach is coming to an end, but Bobby Bowden was hoping that it would be a year from now that this end would happen.
Bobby Bowden has said that he was hoping to be coaching through the 2010 season. A decision that the University of Florida State didn't really let him make. Bowden's last game will be the Gator Bowl against West Virginia on January 1st.
Bowden reportedly told the Associated Press that he wanted to coach next season.
Bowden has been a coach for 56 years, still he is getting over the disappointment of having his career cut short. Bowden coached at FSU for 34 years. During that time he had 14 straight 10 win seasons, as well as 14 straight seasons in top-5 finishes. He also had 2-National Championships.
As an assistant and head coach he served at 4 different institutions, Howard (now Samford), South Georgia College, West Virginia and Florida State.
He is also credited with helping to rebuild the Marshall football program after the crash that wiped out the team in 1970 when he allowed the new coaching staff access to game films, scouting reports and provided them assistance in rebuilding their playbooks.