Florida State University signed 66-year-old Bobby Bowden to a five-year contract Thursday that will pay the patriarch of college football's most prominent coaching family almost $1 million annually.

The agreement, which will keep Bowden at Florida State through at least the 2000 season, will pay him $975,000, including $150,000 of state money.The remainder of Bowden's salary will be paid with $275,000 from radio and television appearances, $225,000 for promoting Nike products, and $200,000 from speeches and public appearances.

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