Bowden Discusses 2008 Expectations

SUNSET, S.C. - Listen to Tommy Bowden address the media Tuesday at his year golf tournament held at The Reserve.


HIGHLIGHTS: "We have as much skill coming back and depth other than one position- the offensive line. Having to replace four starters there [the offensive line] is the million dollar question. Cullen has proven he is a very productive passer. He can pass in big games and is very productive under pressure. Inexperience in that position is going to be an important factor. I think Tim gave me a stat in a year where you have to replace four out of five starters on the offensive line you win about 54 percent of your games. That's just the facts as they are. Not that we are going to win 54 percent of our games but that just shows you how difficult an area that is. It all comes down to how fast we mature at that position. [Sports Information Director Tim Bourret later confirmed Clemson is 79-66-4 during a season in which the Tigers have to replace four starters on the offensive line, including last year.]


HIGHLIGHTS: "I think I've mentioned, about eight to 10 true freshmen are going to play this year, including a running back, defensive end, long snapper and possibly kicker. But there are about eight to 10 guys. ... Offensive line and linebacker are the two biggest concerns in order. Those are the thinnest positions where we've got the most work to do." Top Stories