- The Washington Times - Monday, November 30, 2009

From combined dispatches

Bobby Bowden plans to meet with Florida State president T.K. Wetherell this week to discuss his future at the school.

Bowden said Sunday he wants to coach another year, which would be his 35th in Tallahassee, but he’s not sure whether he’ll be given the chance.

“I’ve got bosses,” Bowden said. “I’ve got people who would have to approve it.”

Bowden has 388 career wins, second only to Penn State’s Joe Paterno among major college coaches, and has continued to coach with the hope of getting Florida State back among the nation’s elite programs.

“You’d still like to get that big year,” said Bowden, who dispelled speculation he would return in only a figurehead role.

NOTRE DAME: Coach Charlie Weis returned home Sunday from another disappointing loss, his future with the Fighting Irish in limbo.

Amid rampant speculation Weis will be fired, all was quiet around the Notre Dame football offices from morning through late afternoon.

Athletic director Jack Swarbrick has said he would make a decision this week about whether Weis, who has six years left on his contract, will remain Notre Dame’s coach.

MARSHALL: Coach Mark Snyder resigned a day after the Thundering Herd lost 52-21 to UTEP to finish the regular season at 6-6.

Snyder, who went 21-37 in five seasons, said in a news release he made the decision after meeting earlier in the day with athletic director Mike Hamrick.

MEMPHIS: LSU assistant coach Larry Porter, who has built a reputation for being one of the nation’s best recruiters, will try to rebuild Memphis.

Porter replaces Tommy West, who was fired Nov. 9 after nine seasons.

KANSAS: The investigation into Mark Mangino is entering its third week, with the embattled football coach hanging in limbo during an embarrassing time for the school.

The probe into Mangino’s treatment of players began Nov. 16. After the Jayhawks lost to Missouri on Saturday in their season finale, Mangino repeated what he has said for two weeks - that he has done nothing wrong and intends to keep his job.

TEXAS: Freshman defensive back Marcus Davis is out of jail on bond after he was charged with suspicion of driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance.

Pearland police Lt. Onesimo Lopez said that Davis was arrested early Saturday. Police received a call at 6:48 a.m. reporting a possible drunk driver behind a blue SUV riding on the rim of at least one blown tire.

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