Bowden Wraps Up 2007 Season


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Highlights of Tommy Bowden's Thursday teleconference:

On his thoughts about the 2007 season:

"With everything toward the end of the year, as you look at the year in a complete picture, I was pretty well pleased. It seems as if you're never satisfied...It seems you're always one play away from a win. It seemed that way in our four losses."

On being close, but coming up short again:

"When you lose by 20 or 30 you're not one play away. I'd much rather be saying that we lost in overtime in our bowl game than Oklahoma getting beat by 30. A some point we're going to make that one play that will put us in the championship or the BCS. It will happen, eventually."

On the status of his players considering a jump to the NFL:

"I'm meeting with those guys next week. I talked to the NFL today. I have all their projections and what their reports are going to say. I think the NFL is getting in touch with the players today. I'd rather talk to them and let them talk to the press. I'd feel more comfortable about it after I talked to them (Note: Bowden also said none of his players were projected to be a first round draft choice)."

On whether he expects most of them to come back:

"I would feel good after talking to them today. We've got a good track record with giving good advice...I think it's going to be pretty obvious what they need to do. We'll share some of that information next week."

On whether he expects any players to transfer:

"That conversation will come up in my team meeting. I'll be meeting with a couple of guys who might express and interest. I could very easily see that. That's a common occurrence this time of the year. There will be some surprises. But that will happen next week."

On whether there will be any staff responsibility changes:

"Not at this time. But we'll do a thorough evaluation of the program. There might be some minor changes, maybe on special teams. But I'll talk to Vic (Koening) and Rob (Spence). It won't be anything major."

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Bowden Wraps Up 2007 Season
B-Meist®
Bowen and his one play away crap
The Bad Andino
Well yeah, but it is, you know, the truth.
tomerafan
What was "the one play away from a win" play at GT ? You can
CM Shack
It was a kick off return for a touchdown followed by a
OrangeJase
Against GT and VT I think it was the OPENING kickoff******
CM Shack
Re: What was "the one play away from a win" play at GT ? You
ScottColeShow
In the GT game.....
clemgrad85
I agree....
fowlerjc2911
Re: I further agree....
CURAISED
and at some point you and all the other haters need to
mrgrant
This board is for FAN OPINIONS....this is not the BOARD of
fowlerjc2911
I thought it was a discussion board, not a chearleader board
Razzmatazz
Yeah, he has never taken responsibility. Ever.***
deleted
riddle me this, batman...
mrgrant
I think you posted that to the wrong guy, no?***
deleted
Re: riddle me this, batman...
fowlerjc2911
Didn't we try 3 runs once (in the same type situation)
bigal1
Auburn, GT, VT, & BC missed lots of plays too, but they won.***
Razzmatazz
Re: I agree....
CUOrangeCrush
maybe he didn't read the preseason article one coach away
cutig91
I read it******
CM Shack
Re: Bowen and his one play away crap
mdtiger006
Has "One Play Away" replaced "Wait Till Next Year"?***
CM Shack
What does my son Bowen have to do with this?***
dsgriff
Your son Bowen needs to quit his
mrmatt
He will, but you'll have to wait 10 years...he'sonly 8
dsgriff
He's had EIGHT YEARS and hasn't brought us
mrmatt
Point for the witty response...LOL...but...
dsgriff
Sorry...forgottogive you the point I promised...***
dsgriff
You're saying another Tangerine bowl blowout would be better
Mugg®
Re: Bowen and his one play away crap
shirsch
Wonder if we will be one play away next year? Probably.***
matthew08423
Some surprises in those that may transfer?***
HarmTig®
CJ?***
The Bad Andino
Re: He is good at...
hunter61
Wash Rinse Repeat...Wash Rinse Repeat
MacinTiger
if you call yourself a Clemson fan, you're a disgrace....
mrgrant
Unfortunately, I am caught with the rest of you suckers
MacinTiger
And to think, we were 1 play away from you being gone.
blueridgetiger
ha! I'll tell you what, this will be my last post until the
MacinTiger
Well......
blueridgetiger
Highlight and copy.***
attheesso®
Hey Macin.......one more thing.....
RU4GOD2®
One play away....hmmmm?
Aframe
Re: One play away....hmmmm?
pawacoot
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