Bowden has turned down jobs since Clemson


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Former Clemson head coach Tommy Bowden told AL.com that he is enjoying his job as a football analyst but might get back into coaching one day.

If he were to make a return, it would need to be in the near future, he said. "The longer you're out, the more you say no, the less marketable you are. I understand that," he said. "I've discouraged some pretty nice schools that offered million-dollar contracts, but I enjoy what I'm doing. Since I have been out, I have talked to ADs and presidents at SEC, Big 12, Big East and Conference USA (schools), either ADs or board of trustees. Some offered jobs, some didn't. But most of them, I appreciated the interest but I just did not pursue the job."

What would it take to lure him back to coaching?

"It would have to be a job that had the financial resources to hire a quality staff, to be competitive in recruiting and that has the facilities to compete at the highest level," Bowden said. "That's what Clemson had, so you would want something very similar. If that opportunity ever presented itself, I would probably look at that opportunity."

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Football Update: Bowden has turned down jobs since Clemson
Crump®
If Bowden would have fired Spence...he would still be here***
york_tiger
We wouldn't have lost to USuC in 09.***
tigerdrummer®
and nothing would have changed, the man reached his
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He was not given that option according to him.
BadGuy
An option to him? He was in charge. He was supposed to
MackDaddy®
maybe not...
tiger6
Come on now.....we paid TB out in the middle of the year.
MackDaddy®
Oh I agree...
tiger6
What are you talking about. He was told, fire Spence or be
AllTimeClemson
Yep***
MackDaddy®
Re: What are you talking about. He was told, fire Spence or be
BadGuy
Re: What are you talking about. He was told, fire Spence or be
allorangeallthetime52®
How was that not an option?
bleedRnge®
I heard he turned down an offer to be a Chip N Dales dancer.***
FootballFan36
looks like I got a hater/stalker or maybe someone isn't a
FootballFan36
I gave you a thumbs down.
tigerdrummer®
Favor returned. And I'm a jeanyus.***
FootballFan36
Oh no, not a thumbs down!
tigerdrummer®
Good to see you think so highly of yourself.***
FootballFan36
No, I just think that much of you.***
tigerdrummer®
ditto, kiddo.***
FootballFan36
absoluely... like him or not... TB did many great things
york_tiger
You guys read way too much into my posts. I never said
FootballFan36
who cares, his job is win fooball games, the rest is window
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Re: I heard he turned down an offer to be a Chip N Dales dancer.***
lfatboy®
haha woops, guess I should have done my Male Exotic Dancer
FootballFan36
Re: Football Update: Bowden has turned down jobs since Clemson
74TIGER
TB was bluffing and the job was never offered which was
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Re: Football Update: Bowden has turned down jobs since Clemson
cocky1982
Richt has won an SEC title, we haven't even won an ACC title***
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Re: Football Update: Bowden has turned down jobs since Clemson
cocky1982
both are average coaches. if you can't hire and fire well
deleted
It's COULDN'T care less. COULDN'T! Why is that so hard
FootballFan36
settle down, I think people imply that they could care...
ragtop
At least bowden knew how to whip the coots***
ArmyRanger28®
I always had this feeling Tommy didn't like coaching
Tiggity®
I think he was doomed the minute he said..
Injun Tiger
He looked like an ad for Rolaids while on the sidelines
tigertrain
Re: Football Update: Bowden has turned down jobs since Clemson
Striped_Tiger_11
At least until his $4M Clemson buyout is finished. Six years***
tiger_swimmer®
wish it worked out - Spence doomed him, Koenning was good***
youngblood®
Re: Football Update: Bowden has turned down jobs since Clemson
Orpride
I'm going to refrain from comment here***
CharlestonTom®
Re: I'm going to refrain from comment here***
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