With the annual talk of Clemson fans’ disappoiintment with Tommy Bowden — and our Athletics Director thinks OUR fans are difficult? — I am estimating that there will come a time in the future when the information and facts information included here will be of value to a conversation that you may have. So, I just thought that we would post this today for archives.
(Speaking of archives, have you checked out our new archives and the use of “tags” that is accessible by clicking on the archives tab in the top banner?)
Tommy Bowden’s restructured contract leaves Clemson with little wiggle room. If Clemson fires Bowden after the 2008 season, it will owe him $4 million. That buyout would be reduced by $500,000 with each ensuing season of the contract, which runs through 2014. Not bad for a coach who hasn’t won a conference championship in nine seasons or a division title since the league expanded to 12 teams in 2005. The pressure will grow next season: Clemson could return as many as 18 starters, including dynamic RB C.J. Spiller and underrated and efficient QB Cullen Harper
While you are here and while Clemson is on your mind…do yourself a favor and click on this entry from the New Year if you were out of pocket during those times and missed the discussion in the comments section.