Bowden: Missed Tackles a Concern

After reviewing film of Saturday's 30-point win over Temple, Clemson head coach Tommy Bowden said Sunday he was disappointed in the number of missed tackles.


Tommy Bowden Sunday Teleconference (8:39)

MISSED TACKLES SATURDAY: After reviewing film of Saturday's 30-point win over winless Temple, Clemson head coach Tommy Bowden said Sunday he was disappointed in the number of missed tackles.

"We had a lot of missed tackles. We'll have to work on that Tuesday when we go full pads. That's the thing that jumped out me," said Bowden.

"That's probably not the most skilled team we have played or will play, so that was disappointing. Had it been equal talent, you might be able to blame it on something else. That shows a lack of concentration.

"We had close to 20 (missed tackles). Close to it."

JAMES DAVIS UPDATE: Bowden is expecting to receive an update on freshman running back James Davis tomorrow morning, however he was not optimistic about his return for the Georgia Tech game Saturday.

"Every indication that I have, that the medical staff has ... it's a weekly thing. We'll have a meeting tomorrow and we'll have another evaluation (then)."

Davis, who has a fractured left wrist, was originally expected to miss three to four weeks. It has now been 13 days since the injury took place.

DONNELL CLARK UPDATE: Bowden said either Dorrell Scott or Joc McKissic will replace Donnell Clark at defensive tackle next week. Clark is officially listed as doubtful.

"I believe Dorrell Scott had his best game here (Saturday). I think he played 31 plays and Jocquez McKissic played 30 something plays," said Bowden.

FINAL SHOT: Bowden was asked the question about goals for the rest of the season with just four games remaining on the schedule. He responded, "Win the next one, play better next week then we did last week. I don't think we've played our best football game completely (yet). The most important game is the next one. Let's go win the next one and everything else will take care of itself.

Bowden added, "As they say, 'they remember, November.'"

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