Bowden Remains Confident In Running Game


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CLEMSON - While Cullen Harper has shined through three games, the Clemson running attack has been average at best.

Of course, part of that is the way defenses have played the Tigers in the first three weeks of the 2007 season. Given the opening to throw the ball, offensive coordinator Rob Spence has done just that. And with Harper completing over 72 percent of this throws - including those downfield that the fans love - head coach Tommy Bowden hasn't been pressed into the running game.

So asked Wednesday if he was looking at Saturday's matchup at N.C. State (Noon, LFN) as an opportunity to get the ground game in gear, he didn't appear concerned.

In fact, he didn't seem convinced there's even a problem.

"With Spiller and Davis I think I've got the feeling that any game it can get on track, based on last year," he said after practice. "But it depends on what they (Wolfpack) do. If I have to throw for 400 yards and rush for 50 to win, I'm not going to be disappointed.

"You're waiting any game for those guys to break loose, but a lot of it - again - depends on how defenses play you."

Elsewhere Wednesday:

- Much cheering and yelling from the practice fields could be heard all the way out in the parking lot near the end of practice. Usually that spells a big hit, and Wednesday was no exception:

Jamie Cumbie nailed Jacoby Ford.

"It was a good collision...Jacoby shouldn't be getting up, but he did. He got a little carried away. But (there) was good enthusiasm, which you (media) probably heard over here. It's good to have."

Asked what play was called when Cumbie made the hit, Bowden played it coy until someone said "screen."

"Smart guy. You guessed it," he said. "If Cumbie catches Jacoby 30 yards downfield we've got a problem.

"Or a story."

- Bowden's brother, Jeff, is due in for a visit next week. His other coaching brother, Terry, likely visits the week after that.

"I promise you when Terry gets here you'll have some stories," Bowden said with a laugh. "I can leave him to talk to ya'll."

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Subject (Replies: 31) Author
spacer Bowden Remains Confident In Running Game
Crump®
spacer Keep Jeff away from the team Tommy!!***
joeyb®
spacer I think this years FSU team proves that
saiken79®
spacer Subtract Jeff Bowden, Add Chuck Amato....
willki®
spacer Keep his brother, Terry, away from the cheer leaders.***
Rowdyman
spacer in a few weeks we'll be 3-3
RU4GOD2®
spacer Give us a prelim. look at your post when we are 4-0 . . .
kktigers
spacer Welp, then go hide for a few weeks...
RevDodd®
spacer LOL
FordPrefect
spacer Re: LOL
David78®
spacer if yer such a pessimist... why even be a fan????***
CitadelTiger®
spacer Re: in a few weeks we'll be 3-3
twall74
spacer Interesting as CU should be Favorite in all 3 games
morbidtiger®
spacer Re: Interesting as CU should be Favorite in all 3 games
David78®
spacer That glass ain't half empty...
deleted
spacer The handle is a dead giveaway #### lover.
BigCUFan®
spacer Great Catch...I guess the coots need something to do since
PokerTiger®
spacer 90% of the coots I have heard are predicting wins!***
tigerdrummer®
spacer That's becasue 90% of the coots....
BigCUFan®
spacer wrong again, it's the opposite of last year, where we never
poppatiger
spacer I smell a coot
armsb
spacer get outta heah. Even against nobody, the passing game is
Mugg®
spacer I'm confused: just went back through your posts...
RevDodd®
spacer not a coot
RU4GOD2®
spacer Side stepped your question, huh Rev?***
Tigerfan8002®
spacer Hey Nancy, take that negative crap somewhere else
tigerdrummer®
spacer Re: Hey Nancy, take that negative crap somewhere else
RU4GOD2®
spacer lol.
tigerchef
spacer Re: lol.
TigerXJ
spacer Well, you're certainly entitled to you opinion, but . . .
attheesso®
spacer Re: Well, you're certainly entitled to you opinion, but . . .
RU4GOD2®
spacer a change from last yr
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