If anybody wants to coach forever, they should. So, if Bobby Bowden wants to coach forever, he should.
Nobody should retire. I mean, if somebody wants to keep hiring you, and if you want to keep working for that person at whatever price they are willing to pay, then so be it.
That’s the American Way.
Here’s my point: The bosses at Florida State just agreed to bring the owner of more career victories in college football than anybody not named Joe Paterno back for a 34th year to coach their team. Bowden will turn 80 during the middle of the upcoming season. That means Florida State is bucking the trend throughout the college and professional game of hiring coaches less than half of Bowden’s age.
Is this Bowden move a wise one for the Seminole Nation?