Tommy Bowden on the Addition of Miami and Virginia Tech
"We have made the ACC much stronger in football. Either
Miami or Virginia Tech have played in the National Championship game
three of the last four years. We just added two top 10 programs to
our conference. It certainly enhances our conference's credibility
on a national scale.
" I know our players, our coaching staff, and our fans will be
excited to see those teams play at Clemson. Having Miami in the
league will give us an ACC presence in South Florida, and help our
recruiting efforts in that area. There are many outstanding
"Clemson has not played Miami in several years, but we have
first hand knowledge of the level of play at Virginia Tech having
played them in 1999 and 2000.