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Tommy Bowden Fired

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Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:02 PM
 

 
Tommy Bowden Fired

According to multiple sources, Tommy Bowden has been fired as head football coach of the Clemson Tigers.
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FINALLY!!!! YES!!!!***

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Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:05 PM
 




I hope they left him a voicemail

[3]
Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:05 PM
 

Or he reads it on here.


Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Haaaaaaaaaaaaw!!!


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:11 PM
 

Now we get stomped by GT.

But who cares.

Finally some hope.


Free at last Free at last Thank God we are free at last***

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Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:17 PM
 




GWC

NOW WE WILL GET A ELITE COACH!!!!!!


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:42 PM
 

We should now win out!!! If not jet Dabo. He is a nice guy like Tommy. Plus WK is starting we should win out on that alone. We have some of the best talent in the nation. Please do not hire some half assed unproven guy like Holtz or Johnson. We need someone a lot better and proven than that. Not some old NFL guy that it took 15 years to win the big 1 either. I say 2 years either win or go. Clemson should be right up there with Southern Cal,
OKL, Tex, Florida every year or the AD QB HC all should go. Do people not know we are Clemson????? Winning is the only thing....Tell them Mickey!!!


Hope he took Spence with him too, he was the real problem***

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Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:19 PM
 




Re: Tommy Bowden Fired

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Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:23 PM
 

About time!!!!!!!!! Now maybe we can move forward!!!!!!!!


show a little more class

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Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:24 PM
 

You people have no ideal how many families are affected by this. The man gave us 9 1/2 years and represented our University with the upmost class and dignity. The least you can do is show him a little respect.


Agreed! Dont forget the bad years before he got here.***


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:26 PM
 




you

Most Students do not...cannot.***


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:29 PM
 




Re: show a little more class

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Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:28 PM
 

He's gonna get a nice payoff to outweigh the effects, I wouldn't worry too much about him.


Re: show a little more class

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Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:28 PM
 

I respect him $4,000,000.00 much.

I respect that he has made more money in the last 10 years than I will in my entire life. I respect that many people work much harder for much less. I respect that you have a right to your opinion. You should respect mine. I wish him no ill will I just want his filthy hands off my rock


GWC

tell THEM twon!!!!!


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:46 PM
 

THE ROCK, DANNY, DRINKING......AND WUPPIN PEOPLE ON THE FIELD....THAT IS WHAT WE ARE ABOUT!!!!!! TOMMY NEVER DID ANYTHING!!!


Re: show a little more class


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:32 PM
 

Any idea how much money he will get?!?! I'm sure him and his family will be just fine!


I think he'll survive***


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:32 PM
 




Agree

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Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:32 PM
 

We got our wish, lets not dance on a man's grave.

Tommy did a #### of a lot for Clemson during his tenure. We have better athletes, better facilities, few discipline issues, and a high graduation rate thanks to him. He took this program as far as he could take it and now its time to hand over the future of Clemson football to someone who can take us to the next level.

I don't necessarily think we owe him $4M, but we all owe him a little more gratitude.

Best of luck to you and your family Coach Bowden.

Go Tigers!


Re: Agree


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:38 PM
 

Thanks...I agree w/ you. He did a lot for Clemson. A lot more than most.


Re: Agree


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:51 PM
 

He did do a lot.

He did everything but win at an elite level in a weak conference.

He laid a great foundation for the next coach.

This next hire is crucial.

Thanks Tommy, now step into my office because:

"You're Fired!"


His family is going to be fine...does 4 Million ring a bell?***


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:56 PM
 




Re: show a little more class

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Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:59 PM
 

I will show him the same kind of class he gave Harper, Dean, and the Clemson Fans!!!


Re: show a little more class


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 1:10 PM
 

Don't forget the class he showed Meriweather in the USC game 2 yrs ago! how he handled the Harper-Korn situation showed alot of class!! yea right!!!


Re: show a little more class


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 3:40 PM
 

Are you crazy man? All we need to show him is our boot in his ### and where the door is. He has had our football program in neutral for 9 and a half years. Yeah, I agree with you that he is a good man, but he was brought here to win football games, and nothing else. He was given every chance one can ask for and didnt perform. Good riddence Tommy!


Re: Tommy Bowden Fired


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:25 PM
 

Terry Don Phillips should have to pay the buy out.


Re: Tommy Bowden Fired


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 1:19 PM
 

I thought TDP was a great find when we got him. He DID NOT hire TB and I think would have let him long ago if not for JB. I think JB was also the primary motivation behind the Dec contract.

The main hire TDP has made, Oliver Purnell, has turned out pretty well. The process itself as well as the hire were positive. He knows football and had loads of AD experience before he got here. He has been through this process several times before. I feel pretty confident that he will make a good choice if he is not hindered by the administration.


Work Day Over

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Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:41 PM
 

Where's the champagne?


All Hail Mickey! You nailed it Mickey!***


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:42 PM
 




GWC

THANK YOU MICKEY!!!! YOU DID IT!!! DRINKS ON ME!!***


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 1:07 PM
 




Re: Tommy Bowden Fired


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:43 PM
 

It's about time!!!


It's a [i]sad[/i] ,[b]proud[/b] day!

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Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:44 PM
 

I'm truly sad that things didn't work out for TB and all of his staff. All good guys. All committed to Clemson. All made contributions to our beloved Tigers. Tommy, fare thee well!

I'm proud that JB and TDP did what was best for Clemson football and Clemson University as a whole. Thank you for standing up. Thank you for making a decision that will allow us to gain momentum sooner, rather than later.

Now, JB and TDP, please don't go bargain basement shopping. Ante up and get a proven commodity who will get us to the top of the ACC and keep us there for a long, long time.




The definition of awesome!


Re: It's a [i]sad[/i] ,[b]proud[/b] day!


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:54 PM
 

Very Well put.


Re: It's a [i]sad[/i] ,[b]proud[/b] day!


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:56 PM
 

So who's the next coach going to be ?


Re: It's a [i]sad[/i] ,[b]proud[/b] day!


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 1:06 PM
 

Bud Foster(DC @ VT) anyone?


GWC

Re: It's a [i]sad[/i] ,[b]proud[/b] day!


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 1:09 PM
 

WE NEED TO THINK 4 OR 5 MILLION A YEAR TO GET THAT SABAN TYPE COACH.


Re: It's a [i]sad[/i] ,[b]proud[/b] day!


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 1:37 PM
 

I think we oughta get someone like Bill Cowher. He likes to play smash mouth football, and he won't be afraid to get up in the players' faces like tommy was.


I don't always talk shit on the internet, but when I do I prefer TNet. Stay thirsty my friends


Re: Tommy Bowden Fired


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:57 PM
 

Chris Peterson is who we should go after (Boise State)!


Re: Tommy Bowden Fired


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 1:01 PM
 

Ding dong..the witch is dead.


Not so fast my friends.


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 1:12 PM
 

No one knows how we'll come out of this. Will the team quit on the rest of the season & who will replace him at the end of the season.

We could be in for a few tough years. 7,8,9 wins a yr and a bowl game isn't that bad.

I hope we get a great coach and win a ACC/National Championship but only time will tell.

Remember the West & Hatfield yrs!


Re: Not so fast my friends.


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 1:30 PM
 

###? 7,8,9 wins and a bowl game is not so bad....yeah if you are a FREAKIN GAMECOCK!
Tell me, when has mediocrity EVER been accepted at Clemson?


GWC

Re: Not so fast my friends.


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 1:41 PM
 

THATS RIGHT 14- 0 OR RUN THEM OFF.


Please, the next coach has a ton of talent to work with.***


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 5:13 PM
 




Re: Tommy Bowden Fired


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 1:37 PM
 

All of you idiots that say good riddence are morons. Give me a break and show a little more class. One thing about Tommy that should always be respected is that he always beleived that there is more than just football.
This post makes me no less of a fan and not just as frustrated as all of you when it comes to CU football but just learn to show some more heart and class. yeah he's getting $4 million as a buyout but don't get mad at him for that. Just because you or I can't doesn't mean that we should hate those that do. Tommy gave us 9 great years, these past years I beleive brought the program out of the hole that we were in both academically
and in athletics.

Tiger fan till I die

Sincerely
Orange


GWC

Re: Tommy Bowden Fired


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 1:45 PM
 

CLEMSON DOES NOT CARE ABOUT ACADEMICS......ONLY BARKER.WE CARE ONLY ABOUT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!!!! BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY.....TELL HIM MICKEY...TELL HIM RAZZ!!


Re: Tommy Bowden Fired


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 5:20 PM
 

Calling someone an idiot &/or moron for saying good riddance?!? No doubt Tommy did some good at Clemson and I think we all appreciate that BUT hop of your high horse there orange. Tommy totally played Clemson University for the extension and extra salary by pitting a supposed deal to go to Arkansas against a terribly short time frame for CU to enter the fray for a new coach. If you think Tommy didn't know what he was doing...you're naieve at the least and possibly a little more what you are calling everyone else. I wish Tommy had done as good a job coaching as he did making excuses and working out his contracts.


Great! Let's promote Spence. Just kidding. Chris Peterson!!!


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 1:44 PM
 

Quick. Hire Chris Peterson (Boise St.) before the University of Washington hires him.

Or hire Jim Grobe away from Wake.

Or maybe USC's OC, Sarkisian.

Spence's removal had better be part of this announcement. Personally, I'd rather see them fire Spence today and Bowden on 12/2 to save $500k.


Re: Great! Let's promote Spence. Just kidding. Chris Peterson!!!


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 2:02 PM
 

Spence IS fired too, FYI. and two candidates for the head coach that they are looking at should Dabo not work out are Muschamp and Lane Kiffin among others. From what I have heard they are going to give Dabo a chance to win the job. But SPENCE IS OUT!


Spence Gone, Who calls play????


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 2:05 PM
 

So we know that the HC job is open should Dabo not win it, but the more important question is who will be our OC and calling plays???? Seems we need 2 new coaches and one of them quickly(OC).


GWC

MICKEY YOU ARE AWESOME..BYE BYE SPENCE!!!!


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 2:22 PM
 

LET WK CALL HIS OWN PLAYS....WE WILL NEVER LOOSE AGAIN.


The Future


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 2:48 PM
 

I will get on the bandwagon of saying bowden got us this far but i will be the one of the first to bring danny ford into the mix. He is old school smash mouth football. Let Dabo be the HC and Ford OC or vice versa


Re: Tommy Bowden Fired


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 3:02 PM
 

its about time. its to bad they renewed his contract. they should give rickey bustle a call.


Re: Tommy Bowden Fired


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 3:33 PM
 

I think this was a good decison now our program can move on and we can find a good coach to take over.[Will Muschamp,Jim Levitt,Bobby Johnson] Or Who do you [The tiger nation] tinks will be the next Clemson coach.


GWC

Re: Tommy Bowden Fired


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 7:39 PM
 

MUSCHAMP IS GOING TO AUBURN. TT IS DONE THERE. LOOK AT COACHES HOT SEAT .COM. NO ONE WANTS JOHNSON...NOT BIG ENOUGH FOR CLEMSON. HE'LL END UP AROUND 500 THIS YEAR.
WE NEED TO THINK BIGGER 4 OR 5 MILLION A YEAR. JIM L COULD NOT WIN A NATIONAL CHAMIONSHIP ANYTIME SOON EITHER.
COWHER WAS IN KNOXVILLE LAST WEEK.


Re: Tommy Bowden Fired


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 3:34 PM
 

I think this was a good decison now our program can move on and we can find a good coach to take over.[Will Muschamp,Jim Levitt,Bobby Johnson] Or Who do you [The tiger nation] thinks will be the next Clemson coach.


Re: Tommy Bowden Fired


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 3:42 PM
 

Its about time!


Re: Tommy Bowden Fired


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 4:46 PM
 

I am in shock...I'm not displeased but still in shock that a move was made at all much less in season.


GWC

Re: Tommy Bowden Fired


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 7:42 PM
 

MICKEY TOLD YOU TO STAY BY YOUR COMPUTER.......IT JUST TOOK A WHILE FOR HIM TO GET IT DONE.


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