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Bowden talks 8 win seasons and Arkansas job

by Tony Crumpton - Associate Editor - Sunday, June 29, 2014 1:01 PM
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talked to SportsTalk with Bo Mattingly about his coaching past at Clemson and what he thinks Arkansas will need to do to compete at a high level in the SEC.

Bowden was 72-45 in nine seasons at Clemson and resigned on October 13, 2008 after a 3-3 start to the season.

“Well, you’d like to get to the eight-win season. That’ll keep you employed for a long time. Eight wins or so kept me at Clemson for a long time and never had a losing season. I think Arkansas would be kind of similar. Bobby Petrino took them to fifth in the nation where they finished up one year. They were near the top of the SEC and national picture. They like it. Their fan base is hungry. They’ve got a great AD in Jeff Long. I think the potential is high and the cap is high. That’s a program that costs all the resources they have, and they’ve got a guy in control, Jeff Long, that knows what to do and how to do it, and a guy in Bret Bielema’s that’s been there before. I think that should be the expectation.”


Check out the full audio interview here

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FB Update: Bowden talks 8 win seasons and Arkansas job
TigerNet News®
wow, I had flashbacks....***
Graphic Tiger®
Re: wow, I had flashbacks....***
amikie
Re: wow, I had flashbacks....***
ziggy_1118
Re: wow, I had flashbacks....***
morris
8 wins out of 12 is 66%. That's an F in my book .***
argonaut1992®
Re: 8 wins out of 12 is 66%. That's an F in my book .***
orangeman
I didn't listen to the whole audio
Lilnaitch
Re: I didn't listen to the whole audio
cupton®
Re: I didn't listen to the whole audio
jerseytiger1980
That may be total win percentages, but imo if you go 8-4
Tall_Tiger_Two
Bowden was the victim of his own success
camcgee®
Re: 8 wins out of 12 is 66%. That's an F in my book .***
Splode
Re: 8 wins out of 12 is 66%. That's an F in my book .***
morris
8-4 is more like a C... still a winning season with a bowl
darkhuntingtiger
Re: 8 wins out of 12 is 66%. That's an F in my book .***
ash4trek
teams that consistently win at least 8 games...
camcgee®
W T F is he talking about?***
TonyTiger®
Love to see Bowden get back into coaching***
Prime T. Tiger
Re: Love to see Bowden get back into coaching***
allorangeallthetime52®
RichRod is a genius. He got railroaded at Michigan***
2323Tiger
What about USF?***
Prime T. Tiger
Exactly why lived with mediocrity...
ChemETiger97
Re: Exactly why lived with mediocrity...
jajtiger
He just didn't have what it took to be a coach to lead...
tigerking79®
Re: He just didn't have what it took to be a coach to lead...
SBCharleston
Re: Exactly why lived with mediocrity...
allorangeallthetime52®
Has he been hired there? I Ark. fans read this, he will not
tigeron
Sense of relief when Friedgen put the nail in the coffin
clemchem
Re: Sense of relief when Friedgen put the nail in the coffin
uproar84®
Re: Sense of relief when Friedgen put the nail in the coffin
CU_Kobe_24®
He was gone ... WF accelerated the process***
clemchem
I agree. That 2nd half against Maryland had a lot of people
tigertrain
Friedgen put the nail in the coffin a few times...
tigerking79®
It's not what he thought, it's just that he wasn't....
tigerking79®
Re: It's not what he thought, it's just that he wasn't....
jajtiger
I knew that the first season Rich Rod was gone***
tigerking79®
Can we not say the same about Dabo and Morris?***
4fngrzngr
Maybe, but the big difference is dabo will likely hire
Paws-itive Tiger
Re: Maybe, but the big difference is dabo will likely hire
Sludgemuffin®
Re: Maybe, but the big difference is dabo will likely hire
Tigerdug23®
When will everyone accept...
Tiger8693®
Re: When will everyone accept...
Sludgemuffin®
I don't know about all that, but....
Tiger8693®
Re: Maybe, but the big difference is dabo will likely hire
Sludgemuffin®
Re: FB Update: Bowden talks 8 win seasons and Arkansas job
cufan38®
Reminds me of how glad I am we are out of the Prez Barker...
tigerking79®
Re: Reminds me of how glad I am we are out of the Prez Barker...
74TIGER
Re: Reminds me of how glad I am we are out of the Prez Barker...
sadmba
That post makes zero sense.
Wookie
Re: FB Update: Bowden talks 8 win seasons and Arkansas job
Orpride
We were reasonably competitive as well.***
1983Grad®
There's just something about TB that makes him hard to like.
Smiling Tiger®
Who cares
GunTotnTigr®
What is TB's overall HC record?***
CUTIGR69®
Unfortunately, we could never do much better than 8 wins
camcgee®
Re: FB Update: Bowden talks 8 win seasons and Arkansas job
Dantzlerfan01
Dang don't get me started.
Tiger Contractor®
Boy, Bowden really sets the bar high.
TigersAndCubs


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