Former Clemson head coach Tommy Bowden in play for UAB opening, per report

Dec 1, 2013; Birmingham, AL, USA; UAB Blazers fans cheer late in the second half of a 63-59 win over the North Carolina Tar Heels at Bartow Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelly Lambert-USA TODAY Sports

According to a report from Coaching Search, former Clemson Tigers head coach Tommy Bowden has emerged as a candidate for the vacant position of the UAB Blazers.

Bowden was instrumental in the resurgence of the Clemson football program, where he coached from 1999-2008. He continually had the program competitive and was able to even best his father Bobby and the vaunted Florida State Seminoles a few times in the infamous ‘Bowden Bowls.’

Since Bowden resigned mid-way through the 2008 season, he disappeared from coaching altogether, to the surprise of some. As of late, he’s been working with the ACC Digital Network on some of their pre and post game shows.

If he does indeed want to get back into coaching, potentially at a major college program down the road, UAB is a tremendous place to start. If you can forget his last name, Bowden is a fantastic football coach and this UAB program could use some stability after their head coach, Garrick McGee, abruptly resigned last week to go be the offensive coordinator at Louisville with Bobby Petrino.


Topics: Football, Tommy Bowden, UAB Blazers

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