Monday, September 01, 2003

Bowden says a change is gonna come

In the wake of Clemson's 30-0 loss to Georgia, embattled Clemson coach Tommy Bowden is vowing to make personnel changes, but he says he won't be changing his game plan. Here's The State's story, the Greenville News' take, and coverage from the Anderson Independent-Mail.

HOT SEAT WATCH: Bowden's rapidly declining job security cropped up in numerous "this was the week that was in college football" columns across the country. The San Jose Mercury News and The Sporting News are fairly representative of what's out there.

And here's an interesting story that does a side-by-side comparison of Clemson's 30-0 loss to Georgia and Auburn's 23-0 loss to Southern Cal. The similarities are eerie: two teams nicknamed Tigers, each coached by a Tommy on the hot seat, get shut out in a high-profile home opener. Weird.

FURMAN NOTES: The SID's office has released the voluminous pregame notes for the Furman game. Boy, talk about struggling to find positives. Read 'em and weep.

In other Furman-related news, here's a look back at the Paladins' 12-0 upset of the Tigers in 1936, the last victory in the series for the Greenville school. It was also the only game ever played in the snow at Clemson.

TIGERS IN THE PROS: Clemson has 19 players on NFL rosters, according to this story from Tigernet. Can we get them back for Virginia, FSU, N.C. State and Maryland?

SCHAUB OUT: Matt Schaub, Virginia's Heisman candidate quarterback, will miss at least one game because of his shoulder injury, according to this report.

QUESTION TIME: The State's Ken Tysiac has been bombarded with questions from Clemson fans following the loss to Georgia. Check 'em out.

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