Terry Bowden to coach North Alabama

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Terry Bowden, who posted a perfect season in his first year at Auburn but resigned five years later after a 1-5 start, has been named head coach at Division II North Alabama, the school announced Wednesday night.
The 52-year-old Bowden, son of Florida State coach Bobby Bowden, brings a 111-53-2 record to North Alabama, which finished the 2008 season 12-2 and reached the semifinals of the Division II playoffs.
The school said it would introduce Bowden at a news conference Thursday morning.
Bowden replaces Mark Hudspeth, who left to become an assistant coach at Mississippi State.