Bobby Bowden describes his end at Florida State a “disappointment,” says he wants to remain active

TALLAHASSEE — Bobby Bowden said he has spent the past several days attempting to answer the innumerable supportive letters he has received and attempting, too, to figure out what to do with the rest of his life.

Bowden, who has been Florida State’s head coach since 1976, announced last week that the Seminoles bowl game – against West Virginia on Jan. 1 in the Gator Bowl – would be his last game. And while he’s made it clear he has no intentions of coaching again, he wants to do something.
“I don’t want to sit there and do nothing, you know it?” Bowden said on Tuesday. “That’s what puts you in your grave – doing nothing. And so I want to do something. And of course I can’t think of anything better for me to do than to go out and what I call evangelizing.