13
Oct
08

Yeah and the South really won

After much bandwidth being spent on the firing of Tommy Bowden earlier today, this comes out:

AD Terry Don Phillips said his intent Monday morning was to have a candid, heart-to-heart with Bowden about the football team. So Phillips was surprised when Bowden offered to walk away in midseason.

“There wasn’t a gun to his head,” Phillips said.

“He put it on the table for the sake of the program,” Phillips said. “I agreed.”

I bet he did.

Obviously, there is some truth out there between the hyperbole of the morning that had a meeting being held with Tommy being shown the door and Tommy walking in and putting his love of Clemson ahead of his career.  My guess is that Terry Don Phillips told him to take it up a notch and he told them not with this team, so they were at an impasse.  At that point, all there was left to do is figure out the financials.  It appears there were meetings of boosters over the weekend and it is probable that Terry Don decided to put Bowden in the position of having to resign.  Either way, Bowden is out and Clemson isn’t any better off than they were this morning at 8am.

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1 Response to “Yeah and the South really won”


  1. 1 cousinwalter
    October 18, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    What a bucket of crap! I saw the press conference where they announced Bowden’s “firing”. Terry Don Phillips looked like he was speaking to the Pep club of a local high school team. He looked like an amateur! Trying wearing a suit when you go on national television to tell the media that you have just fired your coach of the last ten years.

    The part I like about is that Phillips supposively told Bowden and his staff that Bowden and Spence had been fired and Swinney would take over when they were in the middle of a coaches meeting! Did he just walk in and say “You guys are fired! Hey you,(points to Swinney) coach the team.” This ending fits Clemson like a glove.


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