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Tommy Bowden Is Headed To Arkansas? December 4, 2007

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FOOTBALL COACH SET TO LEAVE CLEMSON FOR FAYETTEVILLE

FITSNews – December 4, 2007 – Clemson University head coach Tommy Bowden has been offered a job at the University of Arkansas, ESPN is reporting this morning. Bowden is meeting with Clemson officials today for what appears to be the last time, according to the Greenville (S.C.) News, marking the end of a tumultuous nine-year career in which he boasted a 69-40 record, including eight bowl appearances and a 7-2 record against rival South Carolina.

Bowden, an Alabama native, would become the second Clemson coach in recent years to land a job with the Razorbacks. Former Clemson head coach Danny Ford – who won the Tigers only national title in 1981 – coached at Arkansas from 1993-97.

Bowden is reportedly being offered $2 million a year to replace Houston Nutt at Arkansas, with Clemson offering a two-year extension that would bring his salary to $1.6 million a year.

UPDATE – Remind us to never play poker with Tommy Bowden. It turns out the whole “I’m Going To Arkansas” thing was just a ploy to milk more money out of Clemson. Get it … “milk?” “Clemson?” Anyway, the Greenville (S.C.) News is now reporting that Bowden is staying with the Tigers, having agreed to a pay increase bigger than the $400,000 raise Clemson had initially offered him before he was supposedly all set to go coach the Razorbacks.

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1. caligula - December 4, 2007

THERE IS A GOD!!!! NOW CLEMSON CAN WIN THOSE CHAMPIONSHIPS WE’VE DREAMED ABOUT SINCE THE REIGN OF DARKNESS!!! THANKS BE TO GOD!

2. abc123 - December 4, 2007

wrong again, willie

3. Anony - December 4, 2007
4. atliens - December 4, 2007

false. it was used to get a raise. very very sneaky sir.

5. FCT - December 4, 2007

Clemson administration announced this am that Bowden has an extension and is staying.

Back to politics…

6. Joe Public - December 4, 2007

Was FITS wrong? Well, I guess ESPN and The Greenville News were wrong, too. So were all the happy TIger fans who sent giddy e-mails this morning when it looked like he was gone.

It happens when the coaches’-raise-shakedown starts.

It’s like Groundhog day, Tiger fans. Bowden saw his shadow. Nine more years of mediocrity.

7. taters taters everywhere - December 4, 2007

if only they’d hire danny ford, it’d be like ’81 all over again!

8. D String - December 4, 2007

Haha you added a ?

9. FITSNews - December 4, 2007

It was a very fluid racket … er, story.

-FITSNews

10. Bowden Remains at Clemson « South Carolina - December 5, 2007

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