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Football Update: Bowden quote from radio show


Posted: Aug 29, 2012 10:50 AM
 

Bowden quote from radio show

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Yup!


Posted: Aug 29, 2012 10:51 AM
 

And I couldn't be happier about it either.

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Correction: Beginning of the end.***

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Re: Correction: Beginning of the end.***


Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:36 AM
 

Does anyone believe that he would still be the Clemson coach. I honestly don't.

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That among other embarrassing losses, Tommy***

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Posted: Aug 29, 2012 10:52 AM
 




TRUE there are many other reasons as well***


Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:47 AM
 




Re: Football Update: Bowden quote from radio show

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Posted: Aug 29, 2012 10:53 AM
 

No, it was because you had great coaching wisdom...like, hey, lets give this true freshman the first hand off against Bama instead of Davis or Spiller


and the epic

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Posted: Aug 29, 2012 10:56 AM
 

"let's bench Reggie while he has the hot hand and the crowd is fired up"

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Re: and the epic


Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:35 AM
 

That was a horrible decision! What was he thinking? I remember that Jad Dean had been in a major funk and was missing extra points and we wanted him to hit the game winner vs. our arch rival!!! Major coaching error, which led to an upset loss.


I did like him refusing to kick extra points though


Posted: Aug 29, 2012 1:04 PM
 

and go for two every time one game at home b/c the kicker couldn't hit the broad side of a barn. Wasn't that FSU '07?


It was at FSU in 06.***


Posted: Aug 29, 2012 1:08 PM
 



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I remember MY WIFE turning to me and asking "why did he take

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Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:48 AM
 

that guy out?"


couldn't that also illustrate...


Posted: Aug 29, 2012 1:15 PM
 

that it would take some football knowledge, or knowledge of the team ("that guy" instead of Merriweather, and not knowing that Davis had been the better back) to know why Merriweather got taken out?

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Re: couldn't that also illustrate...


Posted: Aug 29, 2012 1:22 PM
 

Not that game because Davis was hurt if you remember


no because corey "mr magoo" was too busy being a pompous


Posted: Aug 29, 2012 1:54 PM
 

a** to check HIS facts. My wife referring to him as that guy is perfectly acceptable yuo jerk! She probably knows more about football than you do!


Benching Reggie was the most gutless call I have ever seen***

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Posted: Aug 29, 2012 1:04 PM
 




that's really not fair... who wouldn't have put Davis in?


Posted: Aug 29, 2012 1:13 PM
 

Davis was the better running back, and although Merriweather had been moving the ball, we all have no idea whether that would've continued. To blame Bowden for Davis not getting into the endzone, and then for Dean missing the kick at the end, is to engage in some pretty flagrant hindsight.

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Uh, lots of folks wouldn't have...

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Posted: Aug 29, 2012 1:46 PM
 

Davis was ineffective that entire game. He wasn't the same back after that shoulder injury vs. VT. Now, the clear choice would have been CJ Spiller, who was killing the coots that day, but the dirty #### coots twisted his ankle in a pile and got him out of the game when Reggie came in.
It was the simple coddling of a player that Bowden pulled that day and was a symptom of why the man couldn't get over the hump at Clemson. When Freeman and others talk about "changing the culture" under Dabo, THIS is the type of thing they are talking about most.


Disagree...

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Posted: Aug 29, 2012 1:47 PM
 

at that moment, Merriweather was the best running back. A mac truck would not stop him at that point. Merriweather had gained more yds in 3 carries than Davis had in 11 carries. Davis was averging 1.7 yds per carry to Reggie's 7.7. That was the dumbest move TB made as a coach at Clemson and I will never forgive him for it.


Agree...only an idiot would defend pulling Reggie...***

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Posted: Aug 29, 2012 2:36 PM
 




Merriweather was picking up chunks of yardage at a time AND

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Posted: Aug 29, 2012 1:57 PM
 

being a senior was not going to be denied! He was running like a man on a mission and Tommy was and corey IS too stupid to know it!@


The entire stadium would have left Reggie in...***

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Posted: Aug 29, 2012 2:35 PM
 




Go with the "hot" hand ...

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Posted: Aug 29, 2012 2:40 PM
 

Being born and raised in the Palmetto State, I have always firmly believed(contrary to what some out-of-staters want to say) that South Carolina players just naturally WANT the win in the rivalry more.

To have a senior RB from South Carolina in his final home game, running the ball like his hair was on fire at that critical juncture vs. SCAR and to take him out in favor of an injured and largely ineffective guy from Atlanta was a huge coaching mistake IMHO.

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Posted: Aug 29, 2012 3:18 PM
 




Merriweather was the only back that moved the ball that day


Posted: Aug 29, 2012 4:19 PM
 

So I would say he was the better back, on that day

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Every Gamecock fan I know thanked God when Bowden


Posted: Aug 29, 2012 10:31 PM
 

yanked Merriweather that day.


For me, this was it. Still not over it.***


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Re: Football Update: Bowden quote from radio show


Posted: Aug 29, 2012 7:42 PM
 

And he fumbled on that play, as best I remember.

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Posted: Aug 29, 2012 10:53 AM
 



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or out route but nothing over 5 yards didnt help***


Posted: Aug 29, 2012 5:01 PM
 




That was just one of MANY reasons Tommy***

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Re: Football Update: Bowden quote from radio show


Posted: Aug 29, 2012 10:54 AM
 

yep. it showed how ill equipped he was as a big time HC. the beginning of the end for him.

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Re: Football Update: Bowden quote from radio show


Posted: Aug 29, 2012 10:57 AM
 

Probably the smartest thing that I have ever heard Tommy say. He wasn't that smart as a coach.


Good Coach...but soft as far as having a tough-nosed team!


Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:04 AM
 

Go TiGERs!

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He should have been fired after the '06 Music City Bowl

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Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:21 AM
 

Proctor threw 40+ times, and Spiller/Davis had less than 10 carries, combined.

good lord.


Re: He should have been fired after the '06 Music City Bowl


Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:29 AM
 

Not only that but Kentucky's rushing defense was ranked like 110 out of 120 FBS teams that year too


Not the only reason...


Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:28 AM
 

But certainly the last straw for me. It's all in the rear view now, Go Tigers!


Yeah, Bama was ugly, but he had survived previous


Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:29 AM
 

ugly losses ... Merryland game was the nail in the coffin ... its never been so somber after a loss leaving DV ... I told my wife "He's done".

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Conversely, the 2010 game @ Auburn was about as

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Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:35 AM
 

smash-mouth a game as I've ever seen. Both Auburn and Clemson were beating on each other. One of the few times after a loss where I was happy with the team's performance. The other that I can think of is Clemson vs. Miami '05 in Death Valley -- Triple Overtime. I left both games thinking that the Tigers put it all out there and just came up a bit short.

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I do remember there being some of the Hardest hits


Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:42 AM
 

in that 2010 auburn game. It was a true Slugfest. That was the game that took the Football life out of KP. He should have been pulled after that helmet to the chest tackle.


Re: I do remember there being some of the Hardest hits


Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:47 AM
 

Even Auburn coaches and players admitted that was the most physical game of the year. Coots hated hearing that the National Champions toughest game of the year was against a lowly ACC team and not a rugged SEC power like they thought they were!


agree---I can handle losing (don't like it but can handle it

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Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:52 AM
 

IF we play hard and fight and don't give up---it was a great college football game! Reminded me of the classic Clemson/Georgia games!


listing the reasons is like listing the times we kick the

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Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:49 AM
 

crap out of the shamecocks


Well, that and the fact that he called Saban afterwards

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Posted: Aug 29, 2012 12:05 PM
 

and exposed himself as an idiot to the entire country. It was a fairly well kept secret up till then.

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No Tommy. It was the following losses to UMD & Wake.***

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Posted: Aug 29, 2012 1:06 PM
 




which may not have happened w/o the Bama loss***


Posted: Aug 29, 2012 1:11 PM
 



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Why? Crappy UMD and WFU teams were beating Tommy


Posted: Aug 29, 2012 2:39 PM
 

before 08...


Losing to ####### Wake Forest didn't help either***

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Posted: Aug 29, 2012 1:41 PM
 



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That game fully exposed the weaknesses that plagued

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Posted: Aug 29, 2012 1:47 PM
 

every Tommy Bowden team. Ill-prepared and not physical enough to compete with talented, tough teams. It was like "for those of you who haven't picked up on it, here's what's wrong with your football team . . ."

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Posted: Aug 29, 2012 2:40 PM
 




^^^This^^^


Posted: Aug 29, 2012 4:30 PM
 

Adding one's own insult to one's own injury. Pathetic.


Point to everyone who in some way says Bowden is full of


Posted: Aug 29, 2012 2:52 PM
 

crap. (I'd give double if I could if you called him egotistical)


Re: Football Update: Bowden quote from radio show


Posted: Aug 29, 2012 7:41 PM
 

That would be affirmative.

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....and all the loses to Wake Forest and Duke really didn't


Posted: Aug 29, 2012 8:47 PM
 

help a whole lot either...Idiot still doesn't get it.


Re: Football Update: Bowden quote from radio show


Posted: Aug 30, 2012 8:31 AM
 

Can we please stop being Bowden homers! He was not a great coach, he was an average coach. Let Bowden go for you fans who can not le the past go. Clemson is better of without this guy. I would know, I played for him.


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