Tommy Bowden on being on the coaching hot seat


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Tommy Bowden has a blog that he writes about several subjects including his experiences while coaching the Clemson football program.

Bowden's latest blog entry discusses coaching in the hot seat after a few losses.

"I knew exactly what Butch Jones and Charlie Strong felt like after their wins on Saturday," Bowden wrote. "Jones, the Head Coach at the University of Tennessee, defeated his SEC rival, the University of Georgia for his first signature win. Strong, the Head Coach at the University of Texas, defeated their longtime rival, the University of Oklahoma. Both of these coaches were on the proverbial “hot seat”."

"Only those of us that have been a head coach at a high pressure football program can fully appreciate the relief they felt after the game. In contrast, I can also relate to the disappointment felt by Bob Stoops, the Head Coach at Oklahoma and Georgia’s Mark Richt. However, you can only enjoy the euphoria from the win for 24 hours, before you start your preparation for the next game. It’s the loses that seem to linger for a lot longer. Over the course as the Head at Clemson University, I had found myself on the hot seat, cold seat, warm seat, until I eventually experienced the ejection seat!!!"

Bowden was 72-45 in 10 seasons with Clemson including a 3-5 record in Bowl games. He was ACC coach of the year in 1999 and 2003.


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BigCUFan®
spacer Probably
hotsawce
spacer even that is questionable***
ragtop
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Revshawn
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dagger1
spacer I like Tammy
PsychoTea
spacer Outside of the staff at Tigernet?
NorthAlabamaTiger
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orangeman
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mudfishmusic
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reynolds357
spacer I do, and I'm curious why you seem to dislike him so much***
camcgee®
spacer I support USuck in pursuing Bowden for head coach?***
tigeron®
spacer Re: I support USuck in puursuing Bowden for head coach?******
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martinezmailmanretired®
spacer Did his lip quiver while talking???***
ClemsonMike830
spacer But I thought Bowden "resigned" lolz***
CTiger423®
spacer Thanks for some good years Tommy. Thanks for saving us from
NGATIG
spacer Re: Thanks for some good years Tommy. Thanks for saving us from
8992Tiger
spacer Remember this...
marklee
spacer The term ########## is synonymous with Tommy Bowden.***
argonaut1992®
spacer OH Tommy! USCjr calling
tigerrag100
spacer Without Tommy there would be no WEZ
Mighty Zep®
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tgrfan22
spacer When did a loss become a "lose"?***
Smiling Tiger®
spacer His Last Sentence
Dugatiger®
spacer Nobody disagrees
camcgee®
spacer Re: Nobody disagrees
Dugatiger®
spacer Ejection Seat = Resignation?***
TS_Tiger®
spacer Is 2x4tony trying to be funny?
DefensiveTackleU
spacer Tommy = good man but not very personable. Dabo = great man with great personality.
Judge Keller
spacer He hasn't worried about that in almost a decade.
ClemsonTiger1988®
spacer Their were some great times when Tommy was coaching
HumbleServant®
spacer Re: Their were some great times when Tommy was coaching
wisertime
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