Jimbo Fisher

will succeed

Bobby Bowden

as Florida State's next football coach - someday.

Bowden, 78, major college football's winningest coach, has agreed to return for a 33d season, with options to stay longer.

At a news conference yesterday, university president

T.K. Wetherell

designated offensive coordinator Fisher as "head coach-in waiting," meaning Fisher will take over when Bowden retires.

Bowden made just over $2 million in 2006, state records show. He has 300 wins at Florida State, where he has won two national crowns and a dozen Atlantic Coast Conference titles. His 373 career wins are two more than Penn State's

Joe Paterno

, who will turn 81 on Dec. 21.

Vanderbilt football coach

Bobby Johnson

is meeting with officials from Duke to discuss their coaching vacancy. Johnson has a 20-50 record since taking over the Commodores in 2002.

Former UCLA coach

Karl Dorrell

, who was fired last week, was spotted on the Duke campus yesterday. His agent,

Don Yee

, declined to comment.

For the second consecutive year, Rutgers running back

Ray Rice

was named a second-team all-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. Rice is the school's all-time leading rusher with 4,646 yards.

Rutgers received three oral commitments over the weekend, bringing their total to 10. Committing were

Morgan Carter

, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound tight end/linebacker from Woodbridge, Va.;

Marquise Hamm

, a 6-3, 215-pound tight end/defensive end from New Brunswick, N.J.; and

Wayne Warren

, a 6-1, 190-pound quarterback/safety from Salisbury, Md.

Junior quarterback

Adam DiMichele

received the Owl Award as MVP at Temple's football banquet.

Louisville forward

Derrick Caracter

has been suspended from the No. 22 Cardinals indefinitely for a curfew violation, coach

Rick Pitino


Eastern Washington coach

Paul Wulff

, 40, will become Washington State's new football coach, the Associated Press reported. Eastern Washington went 9-4 this season. Wulff's record there in eight seasons was 53-40.

George Morris

, who starred at linebacker during Georgia Tech's perfect season in 1952, died at age 76 in Highlands, N.C. The school said he suffered an apparent heart attack as he sat in his car outside a restaurant. Morris is in the College Football Hall of Fame.

Track and field

The International Olympic Committee said it would delay a decision on the reallocation of sprinter

Marion Jones'

five medals from the 2000 Sydney Games. Jones admitted in federal court in October that she started using steroids before the Olympics. She returned all of her medals.

Tickets are available for the U.S. Olympic and national team table tennis trials Jan. 10-13 at Drexel's Daskalakis Athletic Center. For information, call 866-437-3935.


American soccer midfielder

DaMarcus Beasley

, 25, will be sidelined for four to six months after surgery on his right knee. He was hurt Nov. 27 while playing for Scotland's Glasgow Rangers.

Fernando Alonso

, the two-time Formula One world champion, agreed to a two-year contract that will return him to Renault.

A 15-year-old hunter was killed by a shot fired by a 17-year-old relative, the Pennsylvania Game Commission said.

George Farah

of Pittsburgh was accidentally shot in Washington County on Saturday, the last day of the state's two-week rifle deer-hunting season.

Farah died a short time later at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.