Friday, October 10, 2008


Let the Friday morning quarterbacking begin. We're going with offensive line woes…sounds good, and may have the extra added attraction of also being the truth.

According to Coach Tommy Bowden as he was checking into the Presidential Suite of the Clemson Football Dog House, "We tried everything.”

And none of it worked.

"I didn't think we'd be 3-3," Bowden added, "I thought we'd be better than that."


No doubt, the Tiger's No. 9 preseason ranking was too high. But it is a veteran team long on talent which makes the 3-3 overall record and 1-2 ACC record simply inexplicable for a team heavily favored to win its first ACC title since 1991. This was a must-win game for the Tigers for reasons that don’t require an explanation here.

Now everybody is in an uproar over play calling and coaching. Keep in mind the simple fact that Cullen Harper and James Davis just don’t look as good as they used to look. That has to be related to a very young and now oft injured offensive line.

Offensive coordinator Rob Spence is in the hot seat now that Clemson has scored just seven points in its past six quarters. Yike.

"I don't understand right now, OK?" Spence said.

That’s not gonna play well down at the Esso.

(Bowden - AP Photo by Gerry Broome. Esso - Lynnie's Field Trips)

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