Tommy Bowden says ACC has something to prove


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Former Clemson coach and current Fox Sports South analyst Tommy Bowden had some interesting thoughts on his blog on Monday about the importance of the ACC to win against quality non-conference foes this season.

"The reason that some in the media have not given the ACC the respect they deserve is because of the overall strength of the conference," Bowden said. "This lack of respect mostly comes from the fact that the rest of the ACC has not been successful versus Power 5 non-conference opponents."

However, the ACC conference went 3-1 against the SEC in rivalry games last season with Clemson's 37-32 win over South Carolina, Florida State's 27-2 win over Florida, and Louisville's 38-24 win over Kentucky. Georgia won 13-7 over Georgia Tech in the ACC's only blemish during rivalry week.

In 2014, the ACC was 4-0 against the SEC [Power 5 conference] during rivalry week.

"Clemson (2-5) and Georgia Tech (1-6) have combined for three wins in 7 years versus their natural Power 5 rivals South Carolina and Georgia," Bowden said. Florida State is 5-2 versus their rival Florida in the last seven years," Bowden said. But success in the first two weeks versus some strong Power 5 conference teams could re-establish some much-needed credibility with the national media."

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TigerNet News
soooooo glad to have Dabo at the helm now.***
tiger_swimmer®
I walked out of the Maryland game swearing
Aikitiger
Re: I walked out of the Maryland game swearing
Dugatiger®
Re: I walked out of the Maryland game swearing
Aikitiger
Re: I walked out of the Maryland game swearing
Dugatiger®
I felt that way after the UNC Homecoming Debacle in 2001
walrus
I gotta be honest here....
JBTiger1980®
Re: I gotta be honest here....
Dugatiger®
Re: I gotta be honest here....
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: I gotta be honest here....
Dugatiger®
Re: I gotta be honest here....
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: I gotta be honest here....
Dugatiger®
Clemson has nothing to prove now that Bowden is gone. The
kbtiger®
Re: I gotta be honest here....
Salty55
You don't care so much that you read that and posted on it
camcgee®
Clemson has proven itself thoroughly
92TigerGrad®
ACC has some ground to make up...
Memphis Tiger®
Tommy Bowden did 4 really great things for Clemson...
blackrivertiger®
5. 63-17***
tigahfan
Re: 5. 63-17***
blackrivertiger®
Re: 5. 63-17***
catfan®
Taught Les Miles how to eat grass?
76er®
I think he does stuff like this to intentionally rattle our
76er®
How does anything he said rattle anyone's cage?
camcgee®
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Lostlocal
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insanetigerfan08
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mattthemurse
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allorangeallthetime52®
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prsncguy
Just sent a message to Tommy about fair & balanced
designtiger®
Does ANYONE really care what Tommy Bowden says or thinks!?!?
BigCUFan®
Re: Does ANYONE really care what Tommy Bowden says or thinks!?!?
74TIGER
Re: Laughable, has he been watching lately? We have
Ridgeland Booster
Did you even read what he said?***
camcgee®
Re: Yes I did. And I take issue with it. Is he implying
Ridgeland Booster
Um, no
camcgee®
Re: Um, yes. ACC in CFCG 2 of last 3 years.
Ridgeland Booster
So you completely missed the point of what he said
camcgee®
Re: No. I got what he said loud and clear. You just don't
Ridgeland Booster
This is totally ridiculous, but here's the actual quote:
camcgee®
Re: If you're getting your panties in a twist because
Ridgeland Booster
Because I'm the one who said something was "laughable"
camcgee®
Instead of the last 7 years how about the last 9 years?
AThomas®
So the ACC doesn't have anything to prove?
camcgee®
I think the point of Clemson is belabored here
AThomas®
Re: ^^^^This, plus ACC in 2 of last 3 CFC games***
Ridgeland Booster
So you're saying the ACC does get lots of respect?
camcgee®
Sure. But can you tell me, by the facts, not perception what
AThomas®
So there's no reason the ACC doesn't get much respect?
camcgee®
So what tommy is saying is that the ACC is 2 just plays away
IPTAY FAMILY
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strikezone
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Ridgeland Booster
Read the whole blog post
camcgee®
Re: Read the whole blog post
tigerinaiken®
Regardless of what Tommy said or didn't say
catfan®
It's like he's just now figuring this out?***
CM Shack
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Cdixon11
So does she!!
Shotgun Willie®
Tommy has done some great things at Clemson
IRONCAT68
He was fired.
ClemsonTiger1988®
Tommy, I thought Clemson had
NorthwestPurple®
Re: Tommy, I thought Clemson had
Ridgeland Booster
be quiet tb....u had your chance but u failed***
ClemsonSCTiger
Look up Arrogant in the dictionary and there is a pic of TB***
Hi Cotton Tiger®
His picture is beside fool too.
ClemsonTiger1988®
Tommy has quite a list of proven accomplishments.
ClemsonTiger1988®
Tommy is forever the Kyle Petty of college football coaching !
argonaut1992®
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