Bowden: Respect comes with consistency for Clemson


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Bowden says Clemson has "all the ingredients to be around for a long time at the top of the heap.”
Bowden says Clemson has "all the ingredients to be around for a long time at the top of the heap.”

Former Clemson coach Tommy Bowden calls his former assistant and current Tigers coach Dabo Swinney “a big vision guy.”

“He doesn't get intricately involved with an offense or defense,” Bowden said this week on Charlotte-area radio WFNZ. “He hires guys that know how to do it and lets them do it. He has great players and is a great CEO. He has an administration – that's a school that loves football. A great fanbase…They have all the ingredients to be around for a long time at the top of the heap.”

Bowden has kept tabs on the program since his 10-year run as head coach ended midway through the 2008 campaign, where Swinney was named interim coach. The ‘ACC Blitz’ analyst says Swinney shines on gameday.

“The number one the reason I hired Dabo is because he's a good recruiter,” Bowden said, who finished 72-45 as Clemson’s head coach. “He's going to bring in good players. The thing I think he brings is he's a heck of a gameday coach…He's hired a really good staff. He's got good players. He's got a defensive coordinator who is arguably the best in the country.

“But you go to the other side of the ball, he tried to play-call with Billy Napier his first year and it didn't work so he made a change with Chad Morris and made a great hire. He lost Chad and he's got three guys really on offense in Tony Elliott and Jeff Scott, two young coordinators, and a quarterback coach in Brandon Streeter who played quarterback for me my first year at Clemson.”

Bowden says respect nationally for the program has come in proportion to what Clemson has accomplished along the way.

“I think they're getting some national respect,” said Bowden. “You look at what they've done recently beating Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, Alabama, Ohio State – who they've beaten rather significantly...Other schools like Alabama have been doing it for years, but Clemson has just been now doing it recently. I think he's had six 10-win seasons.

“I don't know if it (the national respect) was justified until last year. They played in the national championship game and lost (before that). He’s beat Saban, Urban Meyer, Jimbo Fisher. Dabo has put himself in a category of coaches at the top of the profession and now he's developing some consistency. That's the true test of a program. He'll get the respect nationally as the season goes along.”

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spacer Please let him fade away!!!!***
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spacer I've said it before and I will say it again....
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spacer I love him
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spacer Please stop with the Bowden articles. We don't care what he
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spacer I was still on-board with Tommy until...
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spacer Tommy could have done all those same things.***
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spacer Tommy was too stubborn and too prideful to change....
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spacer He should know ... he got fired (finally) for inconsistency***
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spacer Re: Awww He had very consistent teams
74TIGER
spacer Bowden WAS consistent. Consistently win 7 games a year***
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spacer I thought it was PARITY that got him***
andylayne
spacer There's a reason he's never been hired as a coach again.
CootSmackdown16®
spacer There's a reason he's never been hired as a coach again.
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spacer "He'll get the respect nationally as the season goes along."
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spacer I like the way Bowden complimented Dabo by saying......
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spacer Bowden was a CEO. Centipede Eating Observer !***
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spacer The man responsible for "##########"
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spacer Now, if he wants to talk to him about the difference between
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spacer Re: Tommy Bowden lecturing about consistency? LMAO
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spacer Irony... The most inconsistent Clemson Coach analyzing our
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spacer Tommy - Go Away
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spacer We wouldn't be where we are without Bowden
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spacer I agree. My Dad was an old Clemson insider and he always
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spacer Bowden definitely deserves some credit...
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spacer Bowden calling Dabo a CEO is all anyone needs to know about
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spacer He wasn't hired as a coach because we were still paying him
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spacer NOBODY cares about your opinion, tommy boy!
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spacer He had Whitehurst...
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spacer Vs. no respect you ever got right coach? Time to go to beach***
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spacer Bowden was/is arrogant. That's why he was never liked
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spacer CTB just can't bring himself to fully give kudos...
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spacer Tell 'em COOT!***
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spacer Using your earlier illustration, SCAR has been much better
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spacer If we looked up all your posts we'd probably find....
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ClemVegas
spacer Fully supported the change....check out my posts.
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spacer let's be clear Tommy, the game plan goes through Dabo
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spacer Can we please STOP asking his advice!!
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spacer WOW!
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spacer because as usual liberal it is all the way it is delivered
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spacer And...
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spacer I don't think you will find any Clemson fans who hate Bowden.
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spacer He over stayed his welcome...
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spacer CTB 1st year was my Sr year. He was the right guy then.
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