What Does The Resignation Of Bowden Mean For Clemson?

Matt ElmoreContributor IOctober 13, 2008

The resignation of Tommy Bowden could not have come at a better time, in my opinion the sooner the better. Bowden is a great guy I have met him but ten years is long enough to get the job done. He has had at least five years in a down ACC and he has not even got us to the Championship game.

We started off the season ranked preseason No. 9, and what do we have to show for it nothing but losses and disappointed faces.

With Bowden gone I don’t think Harper should be given his job back either, especially after the disrespect he showed towards Bowden. He’s your coach no matter what he does you don't disrespect him; you do not say "He got what he deserved." to show that kind of disrespect makes me sit uneasy in my chair. So Harper shouldn't be rewarded his job back, especially after the comment.

This isn't even taking into account his poor play. Yes, you can blame it on our sorry O-Line (which reflects coaching, no matter their age it's your job to get them ready), but if you watch the games Harper has no feel in the pocket, and makes poor decisions, not only will he fall if you touch him, but he will throw into coverage when Kelly is wide open down the sideline (I see it too many times).

As the quarterback it is your job to lead the team and when you have a sissy quarterback, you’re going to have a sissy team.

Now, Willy Korn has all the intangibles to be a great Quarterback, he is tough and can elude pressure, and has a great arm. But only time will tell how he will do.

At the present time I have heard many names being thrown around for the open job, but before we throw out names let's give Dabo his chance to lead the team. We may have a diamond in the rough after all.

But ultimately what does this mean for the Tigers? A fresh start; and a chance to right the ship with the fans, and finally get this program going in the right direction for once.