Tommy Bowden Statement

Clemson coach discusses President Barker's letter to Clemson fans.

"I appreciate the fact that President Barker has committed to having the process reviewed, and that we will have input into that review. I look forward to participating.

"I believe in academic integrity. My job is to recruit student-athletes who can be successful academically and help us win a championship.

"We have a record that proves we are committed to academic integrity and I am proud of that record.

"I have confidence that the University administration understands the importance of recruiting on a level playing field and that we will be able to recruit on a level playing field in the future.

" I have tremendous respect for the faculty, staff and administration at Clemson University. I know that we have a better chance of being successful if we all work together." Top Stories