TOMMY BOWDEN’S resignation Monday as Clemson’s football coach serves as a sad commentary on college athletics.
Bowden did everything right at Clemson. His teams won an average of nearly eight games his first nine seasons. Every one of his teams qualified for a bowl game. His players graduated, and they rarely were involved in off-field incidents.
Bowden stacked solid recruiting class on top of solid recruiting class. He represented the athletics department and the university in the highest manner. His ethics were never questioned. NCAA probation was never associated with his program.