Apparently Bobby Bowden will be coaching at FSU again next year. That isn't a big surprise, I guess. After all, the money is good and having millions of toothless Florida rednecks revere you as some sort of god has to feel pretty cool. Oh, and the FSU coeds you get to screw is a nice incentive too.
But let's not kid ourselves. Bowden is back on the sidelines for one reason. He hates Joe Paterno, and will not stop coaching until he either overtakes him or dies. It's an obsession with Bowden. Even during games, when he ought to be managing his team or working with the coordinators about in-game fixes, he's constantly checking his blackberry for updates on Penn State games. He even has an old picture of JoePa taped to his bathroom mirror so he can look at him every day and get motivated.
This obsession is sick.
Someone needs to sit that old hillbilly down and explain to him that his place in NCAA football history is secured regardless of whether he gets more wins than Paterno. And that he will never again see the success of the 90's.
There really isn't anything quite as pathetic as a bitter old man still engaged in vendetta.