Monday, December 18, 2006
Tommy Bowden's Christmas Gift
Quite the pissing match between Clemson's Tommy Bowden and South Carolina's Steve Spurrier. We're not sure who won, but here's what happened. Spurrier got a $500,000 raise and a one-year contract extension after the Gamecocks finished the regular season 7-5, which included a 31-28 victory over the Tigers. All this appeared to get to Bowden, whose team is 8-4. Said Bowden: "It's amazing how this thing works, because here I'm at a place where seven [wins] gets you fired. He's at a place where seven [wins] gets you a raise. I should have won seven instead of eight." Spurrier responded: "If Tommy Bowden wants a raise, he should just ask his A.D. and president if he thinks he's as good a coach as Mark Richt and me and Fulmer and Tuberville and those guys. That's the only reason I got a raise. They think I'm that good a coach. So if he wants a raise, he ought to go and say, 'Am I as good a coach as all them guys?' " Bowden's response? "I gave y'all one Christmas gift. No more. That's out of character for me. I gave y'all one Christmas gift last week. So you don't get anything else until next Christmas."
Posted by dawizofodds at 3:19 AM