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Jim Gladden named associate head coach
Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Bobby Bowden's youngest son was named Florida State's offensive coordinator Tuesday after the university found a way to circumvent its nepotism policy.

Jeff Bowden, who has been the Seminoles' receivers coach since 1994, will replace new Georgia coach Mark Richt as coordinator, but will report to longtime assistant Jim Gladden.

Gladden, who was promoted to associate head coach, will evaluate the younger Bowden and his pay will be set by athletic director David Hart, Jr.

The university policy states: "Employment of relatives within a single organizational unit is discouraged, except when it becomes necessary because of shortage of qualified personnel."

The school also has several other similar family relationships in other departments where special reporting requirements were developed to get around the policy.

University President Sandy D'Alemberte said he was confident Jeff Bowden is the most qualified person to take over as offensive coordinator.

Bobby Bowden, who has led Florida State to two national championships and nine straight Atlantic Coast Conference titles since 1992, has not commented on the school's nepotism policy.

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