Tommy Bowden on Expansion

"We have made the ACC much stronger in football. Either Miami or Virginia Tech have played in the National Championship game three of the last four years. We just added two top 10 programs to our conference. It certainly enhances our conference's credibility on a national scale," said Clemson head coach Tommy Bowden

"I know our players, our coaching staff, and our fans will be excited to see those teams play at Clemson. Having Miami in the league will give us an ACC presence in South Florida, and help our recruiting efforts in that area. There are many outstanding prospects there," added Bowden.

"Clemson has not played Miami in several years, but we have first hand knowledge of the level of play at Virginia Tech having played them in 1999 and 2000." Top Stories