Paterno on Bowden's retirement

December, 1, 2009
12/01/09
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Penn State head coach Joe Paterno issued the following statement on the retirement of longtime Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden. Paterno, 82, and Bowden, 80, are the two winningest coaches in major college football history, with Paterno holding a 393-388 edge in career victories.

"Bobby has been a tough competitor. He has meant an awful lot to the universities he coached and to the game of football overall. He and his wife, Ann, have dedicated their lives with untold hours to better the teams and universities they cared so much about. They will be missed by the coaching profession and college football. Sue [Paterno's wife] and I wish them well."

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