Friday, September 05, 2003

(UPDATED at 4:30 p.m.)

Looking into Bowden's playbook

The Greenville News has an interesting story today examining coach Tommy Bowden's controversial call in the second quarter of the Georgia game. Trailing 13-0, the Tigers were at the Georgia 4-yard line and facing a fourth-and-two situation. Bowden called for a halfback pass that failed. (Why the hell didn't we just kick the field goal? It was early in the game, and it could have seriously altered Georgia's momentum. Instead, they got a big stop.)

O-LINE WOES: The Anderson Independent-Mail has a story on the tough week the offensive line has had in the wake of the 30-0 loss to Georgia.

TOUGH TIMES: The Greenville News' Bart Wright continues the "tough week" theme in this column on the state of the football program.

BOWDEN SPEAKS: Tigernet has some quotes from an interview with Bowden. Check them out.

HONORING HEISMAN: The State looks at Clemson's efforts to celebrate its rich football heritage, and especially the three-year coaching tenure of John Heisman, arguably one of the most important figures in the historical development of football.

IPTAY'S TAKE DECLINES: Clemson's athletic fundraising arm saw a decline in contributions for 2002-2003. Hmm, I wonder why that happened.....

BYLAW CHANGES IN THE WORKS: The addition of Miami and Virginia Tech to the ACC has forced the league to examine whether it needs to change its bylaws:

Wake Forest President Tom Hearn will head a three-person committee that will review the ACC constitution and offer the presidents several choices and a recommendation in March. The issue carries great significance because it could dictate how the future 11-team league votes if it chooses to add a 12th school.

Stay tuned.

ACC PREVIEW: FSU-Maryland is the marquee matchup, followed by N.C. State-Wake Forest. In non-conference action, Auburn is at Georgia Tech, Virginia is at South Carolina, Syracuse is at North Carolina and Western Carolina is at Duke.

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