Clemson coach Tommy Bowden has been fired, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation.
A few members of the football family down there aren’t exactly shedding any tears over the move.
They just told us. It’s what he deserved, said senior quarterback Cullen Harper, who was benched after the Tigers’ loss to Wake Forest loss and replaced by highly regarded sophomore Willy Korn. Dabo Swinney is a fine man and will do an excellent job. Harper struggled playing behind an inexperienced offensive line this season. His father, Jeff Harper, an offensive lineman on Georgia’s 1980 national championship team, said Bowden’s dismissal was justified. I’d call it karma, he said. I thought it needed to be done. I think anytime a head coach or someone in a leadership position starts to place blame on his coaches and players, it weakens their respect on the team. His past experiences have shown he’s done that.