Tommy Bowden: "Clemson is here to stay"


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Former Clemson coach and current Fox Sports South analyst Tommy Bowden shared his thoughts on WFNZ Radio’s Primetime about the future of Clemson's football program moving forward after last season's first National Championship since 1981.

"I think it is bright because right now there is such a facilities arms race going on with football," Bowden said. "Clemson has stepped up from a financial standpoint. I don't know if they do - they would be some argument - but they might have the best facilities in college football. And now when you hear other teams talk of prominence they said 'Hey. We got to catch up with Clemson.' Clemson was always catching up especially when I was there. Now they are at the top."

Bowden believes that Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is one of the elite coaches in all of college football with his recent wins against Nick Saban and Urban Meyer.

"Sometimes you coach with a chip on your shoulder," Bowden said. "Nick Saban and Urban Meyer are the two best coaches in the modern area and Dabo took them both. Dabo beat Urban, shutting him out offensively. Urban has always had great offenses. Then he beat Nick Saban, the defensive genius, with an offensive performance taking a final drive. He's going to be able to walk in a home and gain the same kind of stature and prestige as Urban Meyer or Nick Saban. He is already an excellent recruiter. So they got facilities. They got an administration that understands what it takes because what they did from a facilities standpoint. Dabo has shown from a coaching standpoint he is right up there with the elite plus he has maintained his staff. He has paid them as well as anyone in the country. They have had very little turnover. You take those three things and Clemson is here to stay for a long time as long as he is there and in control."

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allorangeallthetime52®
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Eagle03®
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Tiger Michael
Tommy deserves to be in the Ring of Honor
argonaut1992®
Re: Tommy deserves to be in the Ring of Honor
Tiger Michael
Well said coach Bowden. And let's give a little credit
Clemson81to85
In some respects yes. In others, not so much.***
BigCUFan®
LOL. In what respects did he not?***
camcgee®
Re: LOL. In what respects did he not?***
Rastus1943
Re: LOL. In what respects did he not?***
AmeriTiger®
Bowden left us better off(accidental long in-depth response)
cornstock®
Re: Bowden left us better off(accidental long in-depth response)
Salty55
Hatfield was in a no-win situation.
clemsontiger2002
Re: LOL. In what respects did he not?***
wueagle86®
Re: LOL. In what respects did he not?***
Rastus1943
Re: Well said coach Bowden. And let's give a little credit
IronTiger81
Still not sure why people keeps asking this guy his opinion
BigCUFan®
He's an analyst, just like mack Brown or Lou Holtz
TigerCC
Frankly...
BigCUFan®
That wasn't your question though.
TigerCC
Re: Frankly...
rhettfla
That's harsh, bro***
NutCutterU
I'm pretty sure you're a bot
camcgee®
Yet we offer our opinions like anyone cares?
Completely Solid Orange®
Re: Yet we offer our opinions like anyone cares?
uproar84®
How many interviews do you get asked for? THAT is irrelevant
Completely Solid Orange®
Re: How many interviews do you get asked for? THAT is irrelevant
uproar84®
No, it clearly bothers you. I'm glad he was fired but I let
Completely Solid Orange®
Re: No, it clearly bothers you. I'm glad he was fired but I let
uproar84®
Re: No, it clearly bothers you. I'm glad he was fired but I let
wueagle86®
Re: No, it clearly bothers you. I'm glad he was fired but I let
Eagle03®
"clemson was always catching up especially
ClemsonSCTiger
Re: "clemson was always catching up especially
ClemsonUncle
I don't have any ill-will toward Tommy and appreciate him supporting Dabo as his replacement
cu1981fans
Half the teams lose every Saturday***
Neal in NC®
Any coach that
clemvol
Re: Any coach that
Eagle03®
If he was 8-1, I would have given you a thumbs up but
ClemsonSCTiger
Re: If he was 8-1, I would have given you a thumbs up but
LowcountryJerk
Re: Well,
Ridgeland Booster
Tommy always had excuses. ALSO I'll never forget not continuing to hand the ball to RM.***
Clemson_Orange
Tommy Bowden can kiss my a$$***
HITT Man
Thank You Captain Obvious***
dchinners

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