Terry Don Phillips approached me this morning and we agreed that this is the best solution for the direction of the programBowden out as Clemson coach Oct 13, 2008
I am disappointed that these young men will not be able to play in our bowl game with AuburnThree Clemson players ineligible for bowl Dec 18, 2007
This is certainly a major loss for our football teamClemson LB Waters tears knee ligament Sep 04, 2006
The injury took place in a low risk one-on-one drillClemson's Coleman breaks foot Aug 11, 2004
We appreciate the contributions both Donnell and Derrick made to our program the last four years and we wish them well in their pursuit of a professional careerClemson to lose two players to NFL draft Jan 09, 2004
Tommy Bowden (born July 10, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American football coach who most recently served as the head coach at Clemson University from 1999 until October 13, 2008. He is the son of Bobby Bowden, head coach at Florida State University, against whom he has coached in games nicknamed the "Bowden Bowl."
Bowden previously was the head coach at Tulane and Clemson University, and an assistant at the University of Alabama, Auburn University, Duke University, the University of Kentucky, East Carolina University and with his father at Florida State. His 1998 Tulane squad went 12–0 and achieved a top-10 final ranking in both polls.
Bowden was hired as Clemson's head coach before the 1999 season. Bowden's Clemson teams have been to a bowl game every year he has been coaching there, except in 2004, when a brawl with rival South Carolina resulting in both teams agreeing to voluntarily decline any invitation to a bowl game for that year. He resigned on October 13, 2008, after leading the team to a disappointing 3–3 record (1–2 ACC) at the midpoint of a season in which the Tigers were an almost unanimous preseason pick to win their first ACC title under Bowden and were ranked #9 in the preseason polls. Wide receivers and assistant head coach Dabo Swinney was named as interim head coach for the remainder of the season.