Terry Don Phillips Statement on Tommy Bowden
"As I have stated previously, Coach Tommy Bowden and I will
sit down at the end of the season to discuss the Clemson football
program. The fact that I have not issued a statement previously
should not be viewed in a negative light.
"I see considerable improvement in our program. I am
particularly proud of the resiliency of Coach Bowden, his staff and
players throughout this season.
"I know I speak for the University when I say we are also
particularly proud of our team's performance in the classroom. Our
graduation rate this year was 11th in the nation among the 117
Division I schools, and second among public institutions."