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Monday, July 27, 2009
Bowden and Fisher ... splitskies?

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Florida State coach Bobby Bowden said he's still taking it "year to year," and after each season deciding whether he wants to come back or not.

Well, if offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher isn't named head coach by January 2011, then FSU owes Fisher $5 million -- something outgoing president T.K. Wetherell has made quite clear the university has zero intention of doing.

I finally got the chance to ask Bowden this question: How bad would you feel if the decision you made cost the university $5 million?

Bowden laughed a hearty laugh.

"You ever heard of me n' Jimbo splittin'? Bowden said. "Me and him could make $2.5 [million] out of it, if we play it right."

Bowden got a really good laugh out of that one, which leads me to believe he's not taking that option quite too seriously.