Monday, October 13, 2008

CLEMSON FIRES BOWDEN

Just a few days ago, we ran a post called IS CLEMSON IMPLODING?

Well...yes.

According to ESPN: Clemson fired football coach Tommy Bowden on Monday, four days after the Tigers -- who were the favorites to win the ACC championship -- lost to Wake Forest and fell to 3-3.

Bowden informed his assistant coaches of his firing this morning. Assistant head coach/wide receivers coach Dabo Swinney has been named interim coach for the final six regular-season games and potential bowl game.

Clemson has scheduled a late-afternoon news conference to discuss its decision.

"[Athletic director] Terry Don Phillips approached me this morning and we agreed that this is the best solution for the direction of the program," Bowden said in a statement. "Clemson has been very good to me and my family. Both of our children are Clemson graduates. "

"I appreciate the opportunity Clemson University gave me and the support of the administration while I was here. I also want to thank all the players and coaches who worked so hard for this program the last 10 years. I wish Clemson University nothing but the best in the future."

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