Tommy Bowden says ACC has something to prove


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Tommy Bowden says ACC has something to prove

Former Clemson coach and current Fox Sports South analyst Tommy Bowden had some interesting thoughts on his blog on Monday about the importance of the ACC to win against quality non-conference foes this season.

"The reason that some in the media have not given the ACC the respect they deserve is because of the overall strength of the conference," Bowden said. "This lack of respect mostly comes from the fact that the rest of the ACC has not been successful versus Power 5 non-conference opponents."

However, the ACC conference went 3-1 against the SEC in rivalry games last season with Clemson's 37-32 win over South Carolina, Florida State's 27-2 win over Florida, and Louisville's 38-24 win over Kentucky. Georgia won 13-7 over Georgia Tech in the ACC's only blemish during rivalry week.

In 2014, the ACC was 4-0 against the SEC [Power 5 conference] during rivalry week.

"Clemson (2-5) and Georgia Tech (1-6) have combined for three wins in 7 years versus their natural Power 5 rivals South Carolina and Georgia," Bowden said. Florida State is 5-2 versus their rival Florida in the last seven years," Bowden said. But success in the first two weeks versus some strong Power 5 conference teams could re-establish some much-needed credibility with the national media."

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spacer I felt that way after the UNC Homecoming Debacle in 2001
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allorangeallthetime52®
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Dugatiger®
spacer Clemson has nothing to prove now that Bowden is gone. The
kbtiger®
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Salty55
spacer You don't care so much that you read that and posted on it
camcgee®
spacer Clemson has proven itself thoroughly
92TigerGrad®
spacer ACC has some ground to make up...
Memphis Tiger
spacer Tommy Bowden did 4 really great things for Clemson...
blackrivertiger®
spacer 5. 63-17***
tigahfan
spacer Re: 5. 63-17***
blackrivertiger®
spacer Re: 5. 63-17***
catfan®
spacer Taught Les Miles how to eat grass?
76er®
spacer I think he does stuff like this to intentionally rattle our
76er®
spacer How does anything he said rattle anyone's cage?
camcgee®
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prsncguy
spacer Just sent a message to Tommy about fair & balanced
designtiger®
spacer Does ANYONE really care what Tommy Bowden says or thinks!?!?
BigCUFan®
spacer Re: Does ANYONE really care what Tommy Bowden says or thinks!?!?
74TIGER
spacer Re: Laughable, has he been watching lately? We have
Ridgeland Booster
spacer Did you even read what he said?***
camcgee®
spacer Re: Yes I did. And I take issue with it. Is he implying
Ridgeland Booster
spacer Um, no
camcgee®
spacer Re: Um, yes. ACC in CFCG 2 of last 3 years.
Ridgeland Booster
spacer So you completely missed the point of what he said
camcgee®
spacer Re: No. I got what he said loud and clear. You just don't
Ridgeland Booster
spacer This is totally ridiculous, but here's the actual quote:
camcgee®
spacer Re: If you're getting your panties in a twist because
Ridgeland Booster
spacer Because I'm the one who said something was "laughable"
camcgee®
spacer Instead of the last 7 years how about the last 9 years?
AThomas®
spacer So the ACC doesn't have anything to prove?
camcgee®
spacer I think the point of Clemson is belabored here
AThomas®
spacer Re: ^^^^This, plus ACC in 2 of last 3 CFC games***
Ridgeland Booster
spacer So you're saying the ACC does get lots of respect?
camcgee®
spacer Sure. But can you tell me, by the facts, not perception what
AThomas®
spacer So there's no reason the ACC doesn't get much respect?
camcgee®
spacer So what tommy is saying is that the ACC is 2 just plays away
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Ridgeland Booster
spacer Read the whole blog post
camcgee®
spacer Re: Read the whole blog post
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spacer Regardless of what Tommy said or didn't say
catfan®
spacer It's like he's just now figuring this out?***
CM Shack
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Cdixon11
spacer So does she!!
Shotgun Willie®
spacer Tommy has done some great things at Clemson
IRONCAT68
spacer He was fired.
ClemsonTiger1988®
spacer Tommy, I thought Clemson had
NorthwestPurple®
spacer Re: Tommy, I thought Clemson had
Ridgeland Booster
spacer be quiet tb....u had your chance but u failed***
ClemsonSCTiger
spacer Look up Arrogant in the dictionary and there is a pic of TB***
Hi Cotton Tiger®
spacer His picture is beside fool too.
ClemsonTiger1988®
spacer Tommy has quite a list of proven accomplishments.
ClemsonTiger1988®
spacer Tommy is forever the Kyle Petty of college football coaching !
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