- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 1, 2009

From combined dispatches

Bobby Bowden said Monday evening at his home that he has not made a decision about his coaching future at Florida State and plans to meet with university officials again Tuesday.

Bowden told the Associated Press that he is still sifting through “options” presented to him. Bowden met with Florida State President T.K. Wetherell and athletic director Randy Spetman for an hour Monday morning.

“Yes, there are options,” said a relaxed Bowden, who was eating a light dinner while seated in an easy chair in his home office surrounded by memorabilia from his long career. “One of them is to be the head coach.”

The Tallahassee Democrat and ESPN.com reported Bowden is expected to announce his retirement Tuesday morning.



When asked about reports he was stepping down, Bowden’s wife, Ann, told AP nothing had been finalized - “that’s why they’re meeting tomorrow.”

Bowden said that no time had been set for the meeting Tuesday, and Browning Brooks, director of communications for the university, said no news conference has been scheduled.

ALABAMA: Mark Ingram said his bruised hip is fine and he will “most definitely” be ready for the SEC championship game against No. 1 Florida.

No. 2 Alabama’s tailback was injured in the fourth quarter against Auburn on Friday and played a limited role on the Crimson Tide’s final winning drive in a 26-21 win. Coach Nick Saban said the Heisman Trophy contender would practice Monday but might be held out of contact drills.

ACC: The all-ACC team was announced Monday with Georgia Tech players claiming six spots on the roster including five offensive positions.

Virginia Tech freshman Ryan Williams was one of four Hokies on the first team. He led the ACC with an average of 128.2 yards and a total 20 touchdowns, and was joined by kicker Matt Waldron, linebacker Cody Grimm and punter Brent Bowden.

Maryland linebacker Alex Wujciak also made the first team. The only school with no first-team selections was Wake Forest.

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