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    Default Clemson fires Tommy Bowden

    No shocker here. However, comments from this article by Cullen Harper were unnecessary in my opinion.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3641028

    Harper, who was benched after the Tigers' loss to Wake Forest and replaced by highly regarded sophomore Willy Korn, said Bowden needed to be let go.

    "They just told us. It's what he deserved," he said. "Dabo Swinney is a fine man and will do an excellent job."


    Later Monday, Harper expanded on his comments, explaining that Bowden "tried to motivate us but guys were off the bandwagon. There were things I disagreed with and that my teammates disagreed with. I didn't appreciate it when he would say some off-the-wall things about me to the media. I guess one thing I can say is he gave me an opportunity to come to Clemson and play."



    Harper struggled playing behind an inexperienced offensive line this season. His father, Jeff Harper, an offensive lineman on Georgia's 1980 national championship team, said Bowden's dismissal was justified.

    "I'd call it karma," he said. "I thought it needed to be done. I think anytime a head coach or someone in a leadership position starts to place blame on his coaches and players, it weakens their respect on the team. His past experiences have shown he's done that."
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    "Bowden received a lucrative contract extension from Clemson following the 2007 season and after considering a potential coaching position at Arkansas."

    Coaches get fired, but not normally the same year they get a contract extension, unless the extension is a shorty, an added year for severance.
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    Clemson fans are among the worst fans I have ever come into contact with. I lived in Greenville for a number of years and there is a reason I supported Furman over Clemson.
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