Tommy Bowden is staying at Clemson. All of my Clemson friends are down the dumps after waking up this morning with dreams of new coaches on their mind.
Tommy Bowden agreed to a contract extension to remain Clemson’s coach Tuesday, school spokesman Tim Bourret said.
Monday, sources told ESPN.com that Arkansas had focused its coaching search on Bowden and was prepared to offer Bowden a contract in excess of $2 million annually.
“He was gone this morning,” a source told ESPN.com’s Mark Schlabach. “He was just looking for more stability. He’s excited about the team he’s got coming back and the recruiting class coming in. They have good momentum and he and his family are happy there.”
Bowden agreed to an extension with Clemson that will run through at least the 2012 season. The new contract will pay him around $2.2 million annually.
“I’m very pleased with the contract extension agreement that we reached today,” Bowden said in a university release issued Tuesday.
Earlier, Clemson had offered Bowden a two-year extension and $400,000 raise that would increase his total package to approximately $1.6 million annually.