Clemson and expectations

Tracking The Terps

October 14, 2008|By JEFF BARKER

Tommy Bowden is out as Clemson coach, and the loss to the Terps was a factor. Bowden had said Maryland was going to be a "test" for his team and a counter to those who contended the Tigers weren't playing physical football. Clemson had been manhandled by Alabama in its opener and had won three in a row heading into the Maryland game. The loss at Wake Forest last week didn't help his cause, but what really got Bowden in trouble was losing that 17-6 lead to the Terps in front of 81,000 fans at Death Valley.

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