Bowden contacts Fedora

Clemson football coach Tommy Bowden has moved quickly in his attempt to replace former offensive coordinator Mike O'Cain, who was fired Tuesday. <br>

Bowden contacted Florida Gators offensive coordinator Larry Fedora "within the last week" about the position a source close to the situation told Wednesday evening. The source also said the two have not met face-to-face.

Bowden told Fedora on Tuesday that he could have complete control of the offense, which is a far cry from the way things have been with the Tigers since Bowden first arrived on campus six seasons ago.

Clemson's offense was installed by Bowden and mostly ran by him. Bowden also said earlier this year that he calls about 50 percent of the plays. One Clemson assistant coach recently said "it's always been (Bowden's) offense."

But Clemson isn't the only school interested in acquiring Fidora's services.

The source also said Fedora has been contacted by Florida State to take over the offensive coordinator position duties for Jeff Bowden, who is expected to be demoted at season's end.

The source said Fedora is "interested in both" but that he is leaning toward the Seminoles should that job be offered because he would like the opportunity to beat the Gators on an annual basis and rub it in the face of Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley.

Another "likely" stop for Fedora is that he will go where ever current Gators coach Ron Zook lands a head coaching job. Zook was told in the middle of the season that he and the rest of the Florida coaches would not be retained for next season.

Fedora has been at Florida three seasons and has served as the offensive coordinator two. Prior to that he was the offensive coordinator from 1999-2001 at Middle Tennessee State, where he set 43 offensive school records and one NCAA record. Top Stories